Breaking: Thrash verbally commits to BUCO

Sports Editor Peter Holland Jr The night after Kaleb Hoppes made his college decision, senior linebacker Mason Thrash announced on his Twitter account that he has committed to play football at Butler Community College on Wednesday. Excited to Announce I am committing to play football at Butler CC! @ChaosTempo @CoachBVignery @kpreps @sportsinkansas pic.twitter.com/mQdFYsN565 — Mason Thrash (@thrash_mason) January 23, 2020 “First, I’d like to thank my parents for everything they have done to get me to where I am today,” Thrash said in his statement. “Thank you to all the coaches who have spent time recruiting me. I would like

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McPherson Community Theatre shares “A Night of Broadway” at the McPherson Opera House

In its first collaborative effort with another McPherson organization – the McPherson Opera House – on Feb. 15 and 16, McPherson Community Theatre is presenting “A Night of Broadway”; a program filled with some of the greatest and most memorable music performed on the Great White Way. Featuring songs from Fiddler on the Roof, Chicago, Cinderella, Little Shop of Horrors, and many more! The show will be an opportunity to show support to the McPherson Opera House, as proceeds will go to benefit the beautiful venue. “MCT strives to not only provide an outlet for the arts in our community,

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McPherson Hospital’s Public Face Becomes “McPherson Center for Health”

In an effort to showcase its growing breadth of services, McPherson Hospital is introducing a new identity under the umbrella “McPherson Center for Health.” “As we have expanded services and responded to our community’s health needs, we have become more than a hospital,” said McPherson Hospital President and CEO Terri Gehring. “The ‘McPherson Center for Health’ identity is a major step forward in realizing our vision of being a vibrant and thriving five-star center for health and our community’s first choice for health and wellness.” Gehring said the organization’s official business name will continue to be McPherson Hospital, Inc., and

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MIT Preview: Bullpups Will Be Tested Early In Home Tournament

Sports Editor Peter Holland Jr. The last thing a team wants is to lose in the first round and fall in the losing side of the bracket. Right from the jump, the McPherson High School boys basketball team will be tested in the first round of the 56th annual McPherson invitational, which will begin on Thursday. “For 25 years I tried to get across the point that if you don’t get that first game in the tournament, you struggle. Every year, we come out and it’s one of our lesser crowd,” Head Coach Kurt Kinnamon said. “I can’t stress it

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Bulnes Resigns as Bulldog Tennis Coach

By McPherson College Athletics McPherson College Interim Athletics Director Chandler Short announced that Rafael Bulnes resigned as the head coach of the Bulldog tennis programs. Bulnes, a 2016 graduate of McPherson College and a former NAIA All-American for the Bulldogs, came back to coach at his alma mater in 2018. He immediately bolstered both programs’ rosters, and in his first season at the helm, guided both teams to KCAC conference tournament championships earning a spot in the field at the NAIA national championships. The 2018-19 men finished the season ranked 25th in the final NAIA rankings and the women’s team received

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Kansas Governor’s $7.8 Billion Budget Calls For Taxing Hulu, Delaying Payments On Pension Debt

By STEPHEN KORANDA Kansas News Service TOPEKA, Kansas — Kansas Governor Laura Kelly’s budget wish list is long: boosting spending on higher education, public safety and human services. She’d aim to cut some taxes, but look to add new ones for streaming video and music services. Not surprisingly, the $7.8 billion plan is getting a mixed response from the Republicans who control the Legislature. It’s the Democrat’s second budget proposal since taking office, and she’s relying less on some maneuvers used in past years, like taking money from the state highway fund to help keep the budget in the black. But she still wants

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Thompsons Rebuild Pasture Fertility

By Cindy Baldwin CANTON – Three years ago, Chris and Sheri Thompson, Canton, looked at their 350-acre pasture and saw the possibilities. Now they are seeing the results. The Thompsons are being recognized as the 2019 McPherson County Conservation District Grassland Award winner for their work in improving the pasture located north of Maxwell Game Preserve between Canton and Roxbury. The pasture, which had been in the family but rented out for many years, is now managed by the couple. “The pasture was poorly managed with the brush and cedar trees taking over,” Chris said. “Buck brush covered about 15

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