ECS' graduation Saturday a closed ceremony

By KBBE News
July 10, 2020

ELYRIA – According to Elyria Christian School’s Facebook page, due to social distancing guidelines set by the McPherson County Health Department the Elyria Christian High School graduation scheduled for Saturday, July 11, will be a "closed" ceremony.

The event will be streamed live on ECS’ Facebook page at 2 p.m. on Saturday.

College football trying to figure out a plan

By Steve Sell
July 10, 2020

The shoes are starting to drop.

First it was the Ivy League that announced it would be cancelling all its fall sports for 2020, most notably football.

On Thursday, the second shoe dropped as the Big 10 announced it would be playing a conference-only football schedule, meaning the customary non-conference games would not be played.

It’s not clear, however, how many games the Big 10 is going to play. Remember, there are 14 teams in the conference and two divisions, with nine games counting as conference games. They could just play more cross-division games and a normal full complement of 12 games.

This is the tightrope that schools are walking. They don’t want to cancel games, but they also see mega-dollars flying out the window with a shortened season. In the end, though, it’s going to be all about player safety.

I think it’s a given games, if they’re played, are going to be with minimal or no fans in attendance. There’s no way you can put 106,000 into the Big House at Ann Arbor for a Michigan game. It would cause a catastrophe of an outbreak.

The Big 12, which is the conference most around here follow the closest due state schools Kansas and Kansas State, is taking a wait-and-see approach. Commissioner Bob Bowlsby said on Thursday it’s still too early to determine the course of action, though there are many possibilities being discussed.

If the Big 12 follows the Big 10’s lead, it would play nine conference games. There’s been an idea floated if schools want to play a full schedule, they would play the nine games, then the three closest schools in proximity for a second time. Only the first game would count. In basketball, teams play a home-and-home format.

For Kansas and Kansas State if that would happen, there would be two meetings this year instead of one, along with two games against Iowa State and Oklahoma State.

If the Big 12 doesn’t just limit its schedule to conference games, teams could play games against schools close in proximity. Matt Tait of The Lawrence Journal-World notes KU’s options could include teams like Nebraska, Iowa, Arkansas, Arkansas State and Tulsa. The idea is to keep travel distance at a minimum.

Locally, McPherson College and Bethany College are following NAIA guidelines and playing nine-game schedules. Only eight games will count toward the conference standings, with Mac’s game against Sterling being considered a non-conference game, while for Bethany it’s its game with Saint Mary.

Since there are 11 schools in the 13-team conference that play football, it also means schools will have one team not on their schedule. For Mac, it won’t be playing Ottawa this year, while Bethany lost its game with Bethel.

This is all just such a fluid situation. A lot can happen between now and Aug. 15 when teams are allowed to report for preseason camps. This is all so numbing to comprehend and we need our sports to get back to some sense of normalcy. But at what price?

Inman City Council to meet Monday

By Steve Sell
July 10, 2020

INMAN – The Inman City Council will conduct its monthly meeting at 7 p.m. Monday in the City Council office, 104 N. Main.

The agenda:         

-Flag Salute

-Call Meeting to Order

-Additions to Agenda

-Public Input

1) Larry Penner- semi truck parking

2) Larry Peters and Rae Luginsland-Great Plains Antique Tractor Club

3) Jon Brown- Country park rental

-2021 and amended 2020 budget- Jan Nolde, CPA of Swindoll, Janzen, Hawk & Loyd

-Approve Minutes – June 8, 2020

-Payment of Bills- Appropriation Ordinance 2020-06 for June checks #16202 through 16240 and Appropriation Ord. 2020-07 for July checks #16241 through #16280

-Budgetary Adjustments

-Reports: 

Police Department

1) Center St. crosswalk to park

2) Dangerous/Unfit Structures

b. Utilities/Streets/Parks 

c.  Clerk – Review curbside recycle

d.  Zoning – Annexation

-New Business:   

-Unfinished Business:

  1) Country park/Motocross- Dave Patterson

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Announcements

Elizabeth Street Treasures is open. Wearing your mask is highly recommended. Located at 316 E. Elizabeth, McPherson (behind the Fire Station) Hours are Friday noon - 5pm and on Saturday 10am -3pm You will see jewelry -new and old, sterling silver to very inexpensive. Check out the vintage tools and kitchen utensils, the linens and hankies, the license plates and tin signs, the new wood signs and repurposed furniture, and so many more unique treasures. --

Save and Share part of shop the night away 4-8 everything is half off 209 N Main --

VFW CANCELLED THEIR 2nd THURSDAY DINNER TONIGHT. --

McPherson Co Food Bank closed on Friday 3rd, Today they are open from 10-12:45 CUM #241-8331 --

BIG BERTHAS FIREWORKS 9am-10pm --

Mike the Clown will be downtown from 10-1 Friday handing out candy. --

Farm to Family food box Program pick-up this Friday - pick up ONLY at the High School - for the General Public pick up times are 10-1 and 4-7 - churches and organization pick - ups @ 7:30am. --

For Sale

Coleman 3 burner stove in very good condition, a Coleman double mantel lantern in a metal case it also has a mantel storage at base of lantern and a 5000 to 8000 btu catalytic heater, also Coleman. I am asking $175.00 for everything. I want to sell everything, will not piece it out. (all or nothing) -- 620-669-7227. If no answer leave a message

2020 brome small square bales, horse quality $5 out of field, baling today -- Call or text 620-242-6333

Fresh Shelled Sanitized Pecan Halves---This years crop---Will keep in freezer up to 2 years $ 10.50/lb--**--SPECIAL SALE--**--Buy 5 lbs get 1 lb FREE - - - - Will deliver in McPherson -- 785-236-1252 in McPherson

heavy duty-fussball table-came out of a bar -- 620-386-4806

1984 El Camino ConQuista-needs battery, not running currently $600 OBO -- 620-245-0019

Charbroil stainless steel grill with propane tank, in good shape everything works well, except igniter is out, easy light with lighter or match--$50 OBO -- 620-245-0019

2017 Chevy Spark-small 4 door car-great gas milage-mint colored -- 913-426-7560

Garage Sale

Inman citywide garage sales. June 12-13. Expecting about 50 sales. Maps available online. Paper maps available Saturday morning at the intersection of Center and Main. --

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College football trying to figure out a plan

The shoes are starting to drop.

First it was the Ivy League that announced it would be cancelling all its fall sports for 2020, most notably football.

On Thursday, the second shoe dropped as the Big 10 announced it would... Read More

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$137,500
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