Breaking: Hoppes Announces His Commitment

Sports Editor Peter Holland Jr. Kaleb Hoppes has found a new home. On Tuesday night, Hoppes announced via social media that he has verbally committed to play football at Washburn University. Super excited to announce my commitment to Washburn University to play football! Extremely grateful to be given this opportunity. Thank you to everyone who has shaped me into the person and player that I am today. pic.twitter.com/zfCoon3DxA — Kaleb Hoppes (@KalebHoppes) January 22, 2020   “Super excited to announce my commitment to Washburn University to play football,” Hoppes said on his Twitter post. “(I’m) Extremely grateful to be given

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MMS nominated for CHK National Showcase School award

McPherson Middle School is proud to announce that MMS has been named a 2019-2020 Capturing Kids’ Hearts National Showcase School® Nominee through the Flippen Group.  McPherson Middle School and its staff and students embarked on the utilization of CKH in the fall of the 2018-2019 school year as a Redesign Initiative.  We are elated and honored to be considered in becoming a national showcase school.  This recognition highlights the care and concern that our staff provide to our students each day.  The Flippen Group is a national professional development provider operating on principles that research clearly demonstrates –that students are most likely to succeed when they are emotionally safe

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Washington Elementary School named CKH National Showcase School nominee

The Washington Elementary Process Champions team is all smiles after a call with the Flippen Group where they learned more about being a 2019-2020 Capturing Kids’ Hearts National Showcase School® Nominee. Capturing Kids’ Hearts® is an immersive, participatory experience where teachers, staff, and administrators learn and practice skills they will use and model in their classrooms, schools, and districts. Campuses implementing Capturing Kids’ Hearts® processes consistently report increases in academic improvement and behavior reductions. “Discipline problems nearly non-existent,” and “academic achievement constantly improving,” are common feedback. Nominees are evaluated and selected based on survey and performance data from administrators, teachers, staff and students. There are 261 U.S. school campuses that have been selected as 2019-2020 nominees. The Flippen

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Obituary: Dr. Reverend Robert (Bob) W. Dell

Dr. Reverend Robert (Bob) W. Dell went to be with God two days after his 81st birthday, early afternoon on January 16, 2020. He was surrounded by his wife and children and other loved ones. Bob will be remembered by all as a loving and caring husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather.  He was a gentle servant of the Lord and shared his gifts with many throughout his years as teacher and pastor. Bob was born January 14, 1939, to Samuel Milton (S.M.) and Miriam Dell and raised in McPherson, KS. Bob’s parents both worked at McPherson College for a combined 83

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Senior Swimmers Set Goals To Break More Records Before Graduating

Sports Editor Peter Holland Jr. One thing about Will Powers and Justus Hampton is all they do is break records for the McPherson High School boys swim team. The senior duo has set the bar high for the Bullpup swimmers all year, and they have the records to show for it. At the YMCA  swimming pool, where the Bullpups practice, Head Coach Matt Cotton leaves a list of McPherson’s school records on the wall as a motivation tool for his swimmers before their next meet.  “I think we have a really good team this year and we’ve seen a lot

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USD 418 Teacher of the Year Announced

USD 418 announced the Teacher of the Year award winners, naming Sarah Razak was named the Elementary Teacher of the Year and Greg McGlynn was named Secondary Teacher of the Year. Razak teaches 4th grade at Washington Elementary School and McGlynn teaches Theatre I, II, Advanced Acting and Stage Craft Design I and II at McPherson High School. Other nominees for Teacher of the Year include: Marci Ruxlow: Kindergarten at Eisenhower Elementary School Brittney Jennings: Kindergarten at Lincoln Elementary School Ashley McAllister: 5th Grade at Roosevelt Elementary School Sarah Hendricks: 6th and 7th Grade English/Language Arts at McPherson Middle School John

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United Way Campaign Ends Jan. 31

The United Way campaign in McPherson County ends Jan. 31. So far, $228,128.51 has been pledged, which is 91% of United Way’s $250,000 goal. The United Way campaign raises funds each year to support 17 local nonprofit programs which support McPherson County residents of all ages in the areas of health, education, and financial stability. “Our campaigns have always showed me the power of communities when united for a common goal towards the greater good,” said United Way Campaign Chair Kipp Cordell. “This campaign was no different. We still have a little ways to go, however, I have confidence that

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