McPherson Police Department makes additional comments regarding Miller investigation

By McPherson Police Department
November 20, 2014

The McPherson Police Department issued an additional release Thursday afternoon regarding the investigative process into the suspicious death of Ernest Charles Miller.

Here is the release, as posted to the Department's Facebook page.

"We provide the following as a matter of perspective for those who may be interested.

MPD will not disclose investigative details of a case to the public. However, with regard to those who questioned the length of time which passed before this outcome was published, we offer the following information. The family was notified of the results of the autopsy and investigation long ago. The results were not published widely to provide the family time to address the results personally. While inquiries from the public or media had been made prior to the family's notification, no more had been made until recently, at which point the Department chose to share the conclusion publicly.

To those who question how a manner of death like asphyxia and blunt force trauma could be self-inflicted, frequently strange scenarios occur in which an individual deprives self of oxygen by any number of methods, for any number of reasons, and upon losing consciousness receives a deadly injury. It is not wild, or far-fetched to conclude an investigation in this way as circumstance and evidence dictate.

Lastly, several of the individuals who commented on the post to our page offered or implied they are personally aware of details or individuals with details which would close this case with a different result. MPD must follow the evidence in the course of any investigation. The evidence collected up to this moment involving Mr. Miller's death has not provided a motive, opportunity or suspect who might be credibly charged with a crime. All additional details, observations, or other offerings of credible evidence are welcomed."

Freezing drizzle could make roads, sidewalks slick early Friday

By McPherson Police Department
November 20, 2014

A reminder for your commute tomorrow from McPherson KS Police Department courtesy of the US National Weather Service Wichita Kansas...

Areas of light freezing drizzle are possible very late tonight into mid-morning Friday. This may result in a light glazing of ice on untreated surfaces & slick conditions.

#Prepare -be sure your vehicle's windshield, windows, head and taillights are clear.

#LeaveEarly -allow yourself more time than usual to get to work or school.

#BrakeEarly -allow yourself plenty of stopping time and distance to stop safely.

#StaySafe -be alert and drive with caution.

High school baseball camp being offered

By Steve Sell
November 20, 2014

New McPherson High baseball coach Heath Gerstner has announced information about the first-ever Mid-Kansas Winter Baseball Boot Camp.

The camp is a unique concept that provides young players with advanced hitting, pitching, fielding, baserunning, catching training programs and instruction by some of the area’s best coaches.

Advanced registration is required.

Important information:

• Sessions for grades 1 through 12 include four weeks of instruction for as low as $49

• An outstanding baseball training program operated locally by Heath Gerstner, head coach, McPherson High School

• With a guaranteed player-coach ratio of 6 to 1, each player gets plenty of individual attention in a small-group atmosphere. In addition to unbeatable instruction by the area’s best coaches, players get a preseason tune-up that helps them enter team practice in midseason form. With numerous age-specific sessions, instruction is specially tailored for each ability level.

• Register now, pay later. What better way to get a jump on the upcoming season than a four- week Spring Training experience, featuring instruction from some of the area’s best coaches?

Jan 11, 18; Feb 1, 8 (Four total Sunday afternoons)—McPherson High School Auxiliary Gym

• 1 Session (SINGLE)- $49

• 2 Session (DOUBLE)- $69

• 3 Session (HOME RUN) $80

For more information, contact Gerstner at 620-727-3717.

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