Madathon preparations changed due to weather, but Madathon still on Friday

By Staff Reports
May 06, 2015

McPherson County All Schools Day Madathon organizer David Harger is changing the preparation time for this year's event due to the threat of severe weather later this week.

Harger said in an email obtained by Mid Kansas Online.

"We are not going to let the weather ruin Madathon for our kids, but I need your help!  It looks like the weather during the day on Friday will be fine, but it’s going to be nasty until then, including predicted isolated severe weather on both Wednesday and Thursday evening.  Unfortunately, this means that we will have to change the preparation schedule for Madathon:

1.      All equipment will be moved from the storage location to the Madathon site on Wednesday evening.  We will meet outside the McPherson Chamber of Commerce at 8:00 pm.  If you have a pickup and are available, please come help.  If you don’t have a pickup but are willing to help move the equipment, please come.  Moving equipment shouldn’t take more than 30 minutes if we get enough help.

2.      Thursday night balloon filling and other preparations are canceled.  Instead, we will fill more than 1000 water balloons, stuff all the prize bags, etc. on Friday morning.  

3.      Because of the significant additional work load on Friday morning, I need all hands on deck!  Please talk to your parents and ask anyone willing to help make Madathon successful to come to Linnea Park, the Madathon site, on Friday morning at 7:00 am.  Please round up anyone who can help.  I anticipate needing at least 50 volunteers to make this happen, and we should be able to finish by 8:30 or so – nobody will miss any of the All Schools Day parade or pre-parade activities.

Tell your kids that Madathon is ON, and we’re going to have a blast!  We’re going to turn this rain-soaked week into the best Madathon ever!"

McPherson Fire Department Captain needs assistance

By McPherson Fire Department
May 06, 2015

One of our own is in need of help. Capt Wyssmann and his family recently found out that their unborn son will be born suffering from Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome. Once Tanner is born he will go through a series of heart surgeries and the funds needed for this type of fight is quite large. If you would like to donate please feel free to come by on All Schools Day to the Fire Dept. booth located in the food area on Main Street for food with the donations going to the Wyssmann family. If you do not have a chance to visit us there and would like to make a donation please go to Home State Bank where the "Tanner John Wyssmann Fund" as been set up. Thank you again for constantly supporting us here at the McPherson Fire Dept. and it is because of all of you that we strive to honor the motto of Duty, Honor, Courage everyday. God Bless.

McPherson County All Schools Day Parade LIVE exclusively on 96.7 FM KBBE

By Staff Reports
May 06, 2015

The 102nd McPherson County All Schools Day Parade will be live on 96.7 FM KBBE and online at midkansasradio.com Friday morning. KBBE's Mark Ekeland and Lisa Goering will be joined pre parade by 2015 All Schools Day Chairman Nick Gosnell and during the parade by All Schools Day Executive Committee member Jen Bonham. Pre parade interviews will begin at 9:30, with the parade to begin at 10:30 Friday morning.

The parade will not be live on television, so go down to Main Street, take your portable radio with you and listen live to 96.7 FM KBBE. A parade DVD will be produced for later TV playback. Times and channel will be announced as soon as they are known on 96.7 FM KBBE.

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Announcements

"Buy One, Get One Free" Sale on all clothing items at Save & Share--209 S Main-- this Wednesday and Thursday from 9:30am-4:30pm. Open on All Schools Day from 8am-10am only. --

Found

Yellow/white male dog, medium to large size, no collar FOUND on Mohawk Rd NW of McPherson this morning, May 6th -- 620-242-6537

Wanted

Scrabble tiles for a craft project -- 245-4398

Goldfish for 55 gallon tank -- 755-4391

5 gallon gas tank with primer valve and hose for a boat -- 620-200-2420

Lost

Set of keys LOST Friday evening anywhere between intersection of Main & First to Countryside Rd area -- 620-755-0349

Wanted

Furniture and curtains, reasonably priced and in good condition -- 620-755-3365

Announcements

Everyone is welcome to the McPherson Fireman's Benefit BBQ during All Schools Day in the Bank IV Plaza. All proceeds benefit local firefighter T.J. Wyssmann's medical fund. --

Garage Sale

Inman City-Wide Garage Sales on Saturday from 8am-2pm. Maps are available at the 4-way stop in Inman. --

1600 Suncrest Drive Friday 4-6pm and Saturday 8am-12noon --

Wanted

Instrument panel for '77 Ford pickup -- 620-755-8939

For Sale

Outdoor Camping/Truck World NASCAR tickets for Friday night May 8th $50/five tickets -- 242-6113

Garage Sale

1111 Countryside Drive Saturday 8am-12noon --

Announcements

American Red Cross Blood Drive is happening TODAY at Trinity Lutheran Church until 1pm. Donors are needed! --

For Sale

Pair of hurricane globes $15/both -- 913-680-9420 in Canton

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