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Woman sentenced for DUI crash that killed Kansas couple

MCPHERSON COUNTY —A former Kansas woman is going to prison for her role in a fatal DUI crash that killed a Kansas couple. A McPherson County judge sentenced 44-year-old Julie Ann Hunter formerly of Lehigh now Aoka, Minnesota, to to just less than 12-years in prison for two counts of involuntary manslaughter-DUI, according to the McPherson County Attorney's office.
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‘I hit her 4 times as hard as I could to shut her up,’ Sedgwick man pleads guilty to murder, sexual assault

WICHITA, Kan. (KSNW) — A Sedgwick, Kansas, man has pleaded guilty to the murder and sexual assault of his domestic partner. Forty-four-year-old Craig Johnston pleaded guilty to reckless second-degree murder, attempted rape, attempted aggravated criminal sodomy, and aggravated sexual battery. An affidavit says that on Oct. 23, 2020, around 9:18 a.m., Sedgwick County Dispatch received […]
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Amtrak crash claims fourth life

HUTCHINSON, Kan. — The Missouri State Highway Patrol says a fourth person has died as a result of the crash and derailment of Amtrak’s Southwest Chief Monday afternoon. The patrol says the fourth person died in the Hospital. No names have been released. The train was traveling at...

Quinn, Melissa A. 1991-2022

HUTCHINSON, Kan. Melissa Ann Quinn, born in Pullman, Washington on Oct. 16, 1991, died in Hutchinson, Kansas, on June 23, 2022 after an extended battle with pneumonia. Melissa never used words, but always found ways to bring joy to the people around her. She used her eyes to convey love, grace, and forgiveness. Melissa enjoyed being with people and remembered everyone who took time to talk to her.

Half-cent sales tax renewal information

City officials will meet with the public to go over the second half-cent sales tax renewal on the Aug. 2 ballot. All meetings will take place at the McPherson Community Building.
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Rcat still short of drivers; service changes loom

HUTCHINSON, Kan. — As Reno County Area Transit prepares to revise its schedule this Friday, the county run bus service continues to look for drivers. According to Director Barb Lilyhorn, the department is still short of drivers. “Things really have not improved, in fact we are down another position,”...

Voter registration event in Hutchinson July 5

HUTCHINSON, Kan. — Hutch in Harmony and Crow & Co. are holding a Voter Registration event July 5 starting at 3 p.m. at the bookstore at 2 South Main in Hutchinson. The voter registration deadline for the August 2 primary election is July 12 and the abortion amendment to decide how regulation of abortion will be handled in Kansas is on the ballot for all voters, regardless of whether or not you choose a party and vote in its primary.

Veterans Banner sign up events coming July 8 and 9

HUTCHINSON, Kan. — The Vieyra Honors Foundation is currently taking orders for the next cycle of Veterans Honor Banners to be displayed in downtown Hutchinson from mid-September thru Veterans Day 2022. In person sign up events are July 8 from 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. and July 9 from...

Salvation Army tells Westlake fan drive numbers

HUTCHINSON, Kan. — The Salvation Army in Hutchinson has been able to give out many fans thanks to the generosity of the community and Westlake Ace Hardware. "The community has definitely answered the call," said Major Paul James with the Salvation Army. "Westlake ACE Hardware, they are going to be getting us 125 fans, which is a huge help. We so far have given out 139 fans and just over 60 fans last week."

County commission discusses budget-neutral possibilities

HUTCHINSON, Kan. — Reno County commissioners were in consensus to consider a budget that County Administrator Randy Partington brought before them, but work on making cuts to get to a revenue-neutral figure before officially adopting the budget later this summer. Partington presented two budgets during Tuesday's agenda session. One...