McPherson Hospital Announces Hess Scholarship Recipients

The Evaline Hess Health Education and Scholarship Trust has awarded 19 scholarships for local students pursuing education in the health care industry. Each year, a local trustee board selects from a pool of both new applicants and previous candidates and recipients. The trustees share control of the trust with the McPherson Hospital Board of Trustees and the McPherson Hospital Volunteers in McPherson.

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A Growing Need: Mental Health Assets in Schools

According the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, one in five children experience mental health problems during school years. Any number of problems qualify like stress, anxiety, depression and family issues. These problems lead to dire consequences like bullying, alcohol and substance abuse, self-injurious behaviors, suicide and violent outbursts. The same study also concluded that 60% of students don’t receive treatment because of stigma and lack of services.

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McPherson Youth Football Team finishes three-year run

The 6th grade McPherson Youth Football team has just completed a three-year dynasty in which they only lost one game. In 2017 and 2018 they were undefeated champions in their league. In 2019 they lost a game but still won the championship. Their record in total over their three-year youth football career was 23-1. Trapper Buettgenbach along with Dustin Kanitz, Kirk Craig, Trey Pontius, Mike Godwin, Milton Collins and Zac Crane helped to pilot this dynasty over the past three years. Crane on his time with the kids, “They were an exciting group of boys to coach due to their

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