Belt Case Going to Trial

Despite the adamant claims of innocence by the defense, Judge John Klenda ruled that Travis Belt will go to trial. After three days of preliminary proceedings, Klenda ruled that there was enough evidence to move forward, and so Belt will face five felony charges including first-degree premeditated murder of 58-year-old McPherson resident Steven Carlson who was found dead in his home at 548 Eshelman in April 2017. The original charges were filed in 2017.

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Obituary: Evelyn ‘Evie’ Louise Nelson

Evelyn “Evie” Louise Nelson, 91, of Manhattan, KS and formerly of McPherson, KS, passed away peacefully on Monday, December 9, 2019, with her family by her side at Stolzer House, Meadowlark Hills, Manhattan, KS. Evelyn loved education and music and began teaching music while living in Phillipsburg, KS at three rural schools; Speed, Stuggart, and Glade.  When they moved to Winfield, she began teaching in a Special Education classroom and decided to pursue her Masters in that area.  She was a Kindergarten teacher while living in Hutchinson.  Evelyn was a special education teacher for McPherson USD 418, professor for ACCK, and Reality Therapy Certified facilitator and trainer. She directed bell choirs at every church they attended and also taught piano and organ.  During her lifetime, Evie touched the hearts of so many young lives.

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Bullpups have another road test at Derby

Sports Editor, Peter Holland Jr.  Tuesday’s win over Andover Central was quite the momentum boost for both the McPherson High School​ boys and girls basketball teams. Now the Bullpups must carry that momentum on to Friday night when they travel to Derby High School.  The Lady Pups weren’t as in sync offensively in their overtime win over Andover Central. There were mental errors they cannot afford when they take on a 6A juggernaut in Derby. Head Coach Chris Strathman made only two substitutions on Tuesday night. The starting five played the majority of the second half of the game. With

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Bulldogs Fall On The Road To Bethel Threshers

By McPherson College Athletics NORTH NEWTON— The McPherson College men’s basketball team fell to 8-5 (5-4 in KCAC) with a loss on the road Wednesday to the Bethel College Threshers. Earlier on Wednesday, the latest NAIA top 25 coaches poll was released, and the Threshers were ranked 20th. They lived up to their billing, remaining unbeaten on their home court, and moving to 11-2 overall and 6-1 in KCAC play. The Bulldogs came out after the tip and punched the Threshers in the mouth. They opened the game confidently, scoring the first six points of the half. After the initial

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