Obituary: Joshua Clayton Wilkinson

Joshua Clayton Wilkinson, 37, of Kansas City, KS and formerly of McPherson, KS, passed away peacefully on Monday, January 27, 2020, surrounded by family at Saint Luke’s Hospice House, Kansas City, MO.  Joshua was born on June 13, 1982, in Jacksonville, FL, the son of Angela C. (Luke) Wilkinson and David C. Wilkinson, Jr.  He graduated from McPherson High School in 2003. Survivors include: his loving parents, Angela & Stacy Lees of Kansas City, MO and Gary, Jr. & Bobbie Clifton of Wichita, KS; grandparents, Gary, Sr. & Cher Clifton of McPherson, KS and Anna & George Piner of Jacksonville, FL;

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Obituary: Walker A. Davis

Walker A. Davis, age 72, of Inman, Kansas, passed away peacefully January 19, 2020.  After years of battling Parkinson’s disease against his body and mind, he has beat it by transcending to a higher plane where he can finally be at peace. Walker was a loving son, brother, uncle, father, husband, mentor, veteran, and friend. Walker was born June 25, 1947, to Helen and Walker Davis.  He enjoyed time spent with his family and meeting new friends. He is preceded by his father, Walker Davis, Sr., mother, Helen Ragusi, step-father, Arthur Ragusi, and brother, Ronald Davis. Walker received a degree in Cultural

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Obituary: Veryl Ann Leach

Veryl Ann Leach, 76, of McPherson, Kansas, passed away at 2:45 p.m., Saturday, February 1st, 2020 while in the company of family members at Via Christi, St. Francis, Wichita, Kansas. Veryl was born in Salina, Kansas on November 11, 1943, a daughter of Clyde M. and Nelly N. (Treadwell) Kellams. Veryl attended Salina Elementary and Junior High School and graduated from Salina High School in 1961 and then attended Brown Mackie Community College, Salina, Kansas. She was a member of St. Anne’s Episcopal Church in McPherson. Through the years Veryl worked for Verner Smith Accounting, Salina, Kansas; St. Marks Church

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Pistol’s Hot Take: Don’t Be Confused; Super Bowl LIV is in Miami Gardens… NOT MIAMI

Sports Editor Peter Holland Jr. As we are just less than an hour away until Kickoff of Super Bowl LIV, where the Kansas City Chiefs faces the San Francisco 49ers at Hard Rock Stadium, something has just been bothering me during the weekly coverages. It is something that I want to let all the folks in Kansas know where the Superbowl is actually located. I would know because I’m from there. Not everything you see on television is actually the location of the Miami area. Now a lot of you are probably asking yourself what is the difference and you

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Bulldog Bats Come Alive Against MVC in Season Opener

McPherson College Athletics The McPherson College baseball team began 2020 with a bang, sweeping the first two games of the four-game series with Missouri Valley College, and outscoring the Vikings 38-6 The Bulldogs opened with a 16-5 win in game one, with Jacob Esch, picking up the win. Dylan Marble got the start on the bump, and went three and two-thirds, allowing five earned runs on six hits, finishing with three strikeouts and one walk. After Esch picked up the final out of the fourth inning in relief of Marble, Brett Carter came out of the pen to finish the

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Bulldogs Lose Exhibition Match to Nebraska Omaha

McPherson College Athletics OMAHA, NEB.— The McPherson College women’s tennis team opened up its 2020 spring campaign on the road in an exhibition with NCAA Division I, University of Nebraska Omaha. The Bulldogs went toe-to-toe with the Mavericks but ultimately fell 7-0. The scoring in college tennis has changed this season to a seven-point system instead of the nine-point system of previous years. All six singles matches are still worth one point each, but instead of a single point for each doubles match, now the winner of two of the three doubles matches earns one point. Doubles had been diminished

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Bulldogs Fall to Sterling, 96-92

Quincy Williams STERLING—The McPherson men’s basketball team lost a close game to the Sterling Warriors 96-92. The loss moved the team to 18-7 with a 13-6 record in the KCAC. The Bulldogs were in the game throughout. They trailed by four after the first half, 48-44. Lual Magot had another stellar game with 18 points and seven rebounds. Travon Shelvin also had 18 points and four assists. The Bulldogs shot 43 percent from the field in the first half. However, they only converted 5 out of 16 shots from three-point range. The Bulldogs played the Warriors to a draw in

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Roberts Joins 1,000 Point Club Against Sterling

Quincy Williams STERLING — The McPherson College Women basketball team lost a close game against the Sterling College on Saturday night, losing 93-83. The loss moved the Bulldogs to 11-14 on the season with a 7-12 record in the KCAC. This game was a showcase for the talents of Brittany Roberts, who finished with 34 points and 17 rebounds. Roberts also scored her 1,000th points in her career during the game. The 34 points were a career-high for Roberts. The Bulldogs got off to a fast start and, at one point, led by eight during the first quarter. They’d finish

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Bullpup Swimmers Take Second in Wichita

Sports Editor Peter Holland Jr. WICHITA— The McPherson High School boys swim team had another solid weekend as it took second in the Wichita Northwest Invitational on Saturday. Rhys Vanderhoof had a big day as he took first in the 200 individual medley with the time of 2:15.07.  Logn Ediger was not too far off with the third-place finish at 2:27.19. Matt Powers secured a state-qualifying time in the 200 freestyle.  Unsurprisingly, Will Powers and Justus Hampton also grabbed a pair of a first-place finish in their events. The 200 and 400 freestyle relay A team was also victorious. Head Coach

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