Les Mason: Value Them Both—Hearing on Constitutional Amendment 

As a follow-up to last week’s update, The Value Them Both Amendment was heard in a joint meeting of the House Federal and State Affairs and Senate Judiciary committees on Tuesday, January 21 This constitutional amendment is being proposed in an effort to remedy the Kansas Supreme Court’s decision on Hodes & Nauser v. Schmidt from April 2019, in which they essentially determined that the Kansas Constitution contains an unrestricted right to an abortion. Because of this ruling, several laws which received bipartisan support are in peril, and risk being deemed unconstitutional: Both House and Senate committees passed out their

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Obituary: Mary Margaret  Theos

Mary Margaret  Theos, 83, of McPherson, KS, passed away at 2:19 p.m., Wednesday, January 22, 2020 at Salina Regional Health Center, Salina, Kansas. Mary was born in Black Oak, Arkansas on November 30, 1936, a daughter of Dixie (Adair) and James Willie Bland. She attended  and graduated from Valley View Country School, Black Oak, Arkansas. Mary was a homemaker and she took great pride in providing for her family in this manner. She also had worked for Ponchos Restaurant, as a Cook and later worked as a Spool Maker for Central Plastics, both of McPherson, Kansas Mary enjoyed needle point,

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Bullpups Take Fifth With 44-31 Win Over Blue Jays

Sports Editor Peter Holland Jr. 1st 2nd 3rd 4th F McP   9   8    11    16  44 JC      10   5    4     12  31 Fifth place is better than last place as the McPherson High School boys basketball ended the McPherson Invitational on a high note after beating Junction City 44-31. The Bullpups finished the tournament 2-1 and improved their record to 8-4 on the season. It was a low-scoring game due to the combination of missed layups and aggressive defense. The difference for the Bullpups was knocking all their free throws. McPherson went 7 for

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MIT Championship Preview

Sports Editor Peter Holland Jr. The championship round is set in the 56th annual McPherson Invitational. By the end of the tournament, a team will be crowned as MIT Champs. Top-seed Bishop Carroll will face Lawrence Free State in the finals. Derby and Blue Valley will battle for third, McPherson High School will face Junction City High School for fifth and Topeka-Seaman and Wichita North will battle for seventh. No. 7 Topeka-Seaman vs. No. 8 Wichita North 1:30 p.m. It’s not easy to be a winless team, and one will leave the tournament with their first win of the year. 

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Amanda Whitacre Named to Augustana University’s Dean’s List

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- Augustana University announced today that Amanda Whitacre of McPherson has been named to the Dean’s List for the fall semester of the 2019-20 academic year. The Dean’s List recognizes full-time students who have a minimum of 12 credit hours with grade-point averages at 3.5 or above. About Augustana University Founded in 1860, Augustana University in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, is a selective, comprehensive university affiliated with the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. With more than 100 majors, minors and pre-professional programs for undergraduates, along with graduate degree and continuing education programs – Augustana is committed to enriching lives and

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