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Kindergarten teacher makes the children feel celebrated, brings graduation to their houses
A kindergarten teacher at Enterprise Elementary School, Ashley Hicks makes the children feel celebrated. The teacher brought a graduation ceremony for all her 16 students at their houses with complete stage and props. Hicks said that she wants to make the children, as well as their families, feel special during these difficult times when the parents have also gone through separations and job losses. She also says that the biggest thing was when they are taking a family picture, standing together in unity. The parents are very grateful to the teacher for making their children feel memorable and celebrated.
President deemed church services essential, pastors still cautious
President Donald Trump has deemed church services essential. Yet Wichita churches stay cautious with the reopening plans. Reverend Jeff Gannon with Chapel Hill United Methodist Church says that as a pastor, if a person falls sick, transmits to another and eventually dies, it is on him. The Alter Church is looking forward for its congregation on May 31. The pastor of the Altar Church informed that the church would reopen from Pentecost Sunday, a week after March 31. For people cannot attend church, the pastors understand their hesitation and thus will be continuing their live streaming along with the reopening.
Kansas’ COVID-19 updates
Coronavirus cases have been identified in 84 out of 105 counties of Kansas. As per the reports from the Kansas Department of Health and Environment, 8539 instances exist in the state. And the death count statewide is 178. The probable cases are not yet described in the statistics of the health department. There have been a total of 62,664 negative tests. The data reveals that the patients range from infant to 100 years, where the median age is, and the average age is 43. Also, 258 ICU admissions have occurred, and 116 patients required ventilation.
Sedgwick County Health Department reported 539cases and local death count is 20. Three hundred sixty-seven recoveries occurred. With additional security measures, Sedgwick County Courthouse and Juvenile Courthouse will open and people will be permitted inside after screening and will be given masks.
Elective Gifts International, a charitable situated in Wichita, has made $19,200 in gifts to 16 food washrooms and sanctuary organizations over the United States.
A news discharge also revealed that Mulvane’s Kansas Star Casino Hotel Event Center would reopen on Saturday.
Local gaming store decided to close to keep people safe in Southeast Wichita
Jennifer Burton and her husband are local residents, and they opened Grinning Goblin in 2018. The building for the store was empty without walls.
Around two months ago, they had to close their store due to COVID-19 and planned not to open it again. "I would rather close to prevent people from getting sick, that I hold dear to my heart, that I consider family, and I mean it's just not worth it to me."
A week ago, the landlord asked them for the rent for the last two months, and they didn't have any money to pay for it. Many local consumers are sad that one more business is going to get shut due to Coronavirus.
According to Burton, it was a tough decision to make, but he feels it was a correct one. "I'm sad to see it go. We really were a home for a lot of people, and I didn't really expect the amount of support we got over this, it kind of blew me away."
Burton also told that one more gaming shop in Wichita decided to close. She also wants the customers that they will soon return to the business, and just the location will be different.
Kansas case count jumps 454
Last weekend, Kansas witnessed its substantial hike in its cases. The cases got a shoot up from 7886 to 8340 according to Kansas Department of Health and Environment Coronavirus Pandemic Report. The cases had an escalation by the number of 454 according to the Public Health Officials Report. Sedgwick County exhibited a case number of 512 and stood as a contradiction to KDHE report. While KDHE stated there was no significant difference in cases of Sedgwick County. The statistics for substantial cases were available while no record of plausible cases was found. 58650 negative cases were found that proved to be sort of encouraging news according to sources.
Thunderstorm, downpour: Causes damage in the Wichita fall region
The overnight storm started late Friday, damaged trees around the Wichita Falls region. Along the streets and at certain houses, tree appendages could be seen on the ground.
Although Lucy Park trees were uprooted and the Wichita stream expanded a couple of feet, Wichitans could at present be discovered strolling the path.
Around three creeps of downpour fell on the zone with drivers solicited to stay alert on the chance of flood.
As per the National Weather Service on Sunday it'll be radiant with a high of 83.