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Witness testifies he saw defendant strike victim Franklin of Dallas was also a McPherson College football player and was at an off-campus party the early morning hours of Sept. 16 when he allegedly struck Brandon Brown, 26, of California, a Tabor College football player. Brown later died of in-

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A former McPherson College football player testified Wednesday in McPherson County District Court he saw murder defendant Alton Franklin strike victim Brandon Brown.

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juries he sustained at the party. Franklin is charged with aiding and abetting second-degree murder. Torry Hamill, former McPherson College, football player testified he saw Franklin strike Brown on his left cheek with his right hand. Hamill said he then

saw someone else run to Brown and strike him on the left side of his face. He said he did not know who that person was. Hamill admitted in his testimony when he left the house he picked up a large board that had been sitting inside the house. He said he put the


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Lonny Hatch and Lucas Wann work to remove fallen tree branches from McPherson roadways Wednesday morning. Tuesday’s ice storm left at least a half-inch of ice in the city. PHOTOS BY JENAE PAULS/MCPHERSON SENTINEL

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board down near a trash and did not strike Brown with it. Hamill admitted during his testimony he had misled police in his statements, saying he knew the second person who approached Brown was former defendant

At least a half-inch of ice in the McPherson area contributed to tree damages and power outages Wednesday. Dillard Webster, McPherson County Emergency Management director, said temperatures dropped 20 degrees in one hour Tuesday. Warm and cold fronts then converged, leaving trails of ice throughout the area. The cold weather prevented the possibility of tornadoes. “This was one of the most freaky turn of events,” he said, citing rain, thunder, lighting, ice and drizzle in less than 24 hours. “We had everything from summer to winter. It doesn’t happen very often. I haven’t seen it to this de-

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gree in many years.” Webster said each city in McPherson County had power outages Tuesday or Wednesday. Canton was out of power Tuesday night, but school was not delayed Wednesday. Elyria Christian School, however, cancelled classes Wednesday due to no power in the morning. Power was returned later in the day. No disaster shelters were opened. As of Wednesday afternoon, Webster reported minor slide-offs from Interstate 135 and

A man cuts fallen limbs into smaller pieces on Maple Street Wednesday morning.

Kansas Highway 61, but no road injuries. This was due to sunny weather earlier in the week that kept the roads warm. Nick Gregory, McPherson city administrator, said workers spent Wednesday removing fallen tree limbs from roadways. By the

late afternoon, workers had accumulated three dump truck loads. The McPherson Park Department had filled about four to five trailer loads from city parks. “It’s tough when you lose mature trees,” Gregory said. “Those are very difficult things to

Local non-profit arts organizations now have another tool in their belt. The Supporting the Arts campaign launched its McPherson branch Wednesday. The campaign is communications-based and aims to rally support for arts organizations and their events. Mike Katzenmeier is the campaign director, and is also part of Marketing Resources, the agency that developed and continues to direct the campaign. “We're just really happy to be in McPherson and hopefully we can help the arts,” he said at the launch Wednesday. “You might think in a small town everyone knows who you are, but if you take people off the street and you ask them questions about one of the arts organizations, how many would know? That's really what the campaign’s all about. It's just helping spread the word.” A large majority of this communication is done through the campaign's website, It offers information about arts organizations in Wichita, Lawrence, Hutchinson and now McPherson. The campaign is also discussing a launch in Lindsborg. The McPherson page on the website gives information about the five


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McPherson Family YMCA 5K run, walk




. The McPherson Family YMCA will host its first annual Speckle Your Shirt 5K run and walk event. All ages may participate, but pets are not allowed. . Participants may wear a white T-shirt and get sprayed with a different color of paint at each kilometer to mark progress. . The course will begin in front of the YMCA and will go as far East as Charles Street, with a route around Lakeside Park in between.

Net proceeds will be donated to United Way of McPherson County. “After completion of the 5K, you will win a brand new outlook on running and the satisfaction of supporting the United Way.” — Candace Davidson, YMCA wellness director and event coordinator

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$25 for kids for day-of registration TO REGISTER: Sign up at the YMCA, 220 N. Walnut, or online at Preregistration participants will receive a free T-shirt. INFO: For more information, contact the United Way of McPherson County at or call 620241-5152.

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DeQuinte Flournoy. During the preliminary hearing he said fellow McPherson College football player Taajon Richardson had identified Flournoy. Hamill also admitted to initially lying to police about picking up the board. Hamill said he gave a false statement because he was afraid because police had named him as a suspect in the case. Flournoy testified earlier in the trial he hand seen Hamill standing next to Brown with the board. However, two neighbors who testified Wednesday in the case, Ryan Polson and Chris Garcia, said they did not see anyone standing in the yard hold-

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organizations it already has been corresponding with: Central Christian College, McPherson Arts Alliance, McPherson College, McPherson Community Theatre, and the McPherson Opera House. Each organization's page includes basic information, a wish list and contact information. The campaign also is open to supporting new organizations. Near the top of the Supporting the Arts website, recent headlines, programs and upcoming events are featured. In this way, the website provides a one-stop location for McPherson arts information. Shannon Brake of the McPherson Community Theater, said she hopes the McPherson Supporting the Arts will help reach a different audience, increase attendance and allow children to be exposed to

ing a large board. Polson, who lived at 444 N. Carrie, said he watched the attack on Brown from his window the night of the party. Polson said he saw four to six people beating the victim. Polson said he could not identify the people he saw but could only see silhouettes. Garcia, who lived in the other side of the duplex where the party was taking place, also testified he watched the attack on Brown from his window. He said he saw two people hitting and kicking the victim when he was on the ground. Garcia also said he could not see the faces of the people in the yard, but only could see silhouettes. Flournoy earlier in the day concluded his testimony in the case. He was moved to tears

the arts who normally wouldn't see them. Donna Lehner of the McPherson Arts Alliance anticipates the campaign will increase awareness of local art events and galleries. “It (the campaign) certainly is not going to hurt,” she said. “Anytime you make people aware you have something in the community, a certain percentage are going to be curious enough to say, 'I want to do that.' And that's what we're hoping for.” The Trust Company of Kansas, headquartered in Wichita, is the campaign underwriter. Because of this, no city funds or tax dollars are used, and grants are not involved. Rather than soliciting donations to a general fund, the campaign encourages locals to volunteer or donate directly to the arts organizations. “The visual, performing and musical arts bring quality of life to the McPherson area and help to attract tourism, and recruit and retain McPherson jobs,”

as a recorded interview in which he recounted the events the night Brown was killed was played in court. The interview was recorded last week after Flournoy agreed to a plea deal in exchange for his testimony in the Franklin case. Flournoy admitted in court Tuesday under direct examination that he had pushed Brown down the night of the party. He said he did so because he thought Brown had a knife. “I thought, 'I didn't want to get cut. I didn't want anyone to get cut,'” Flournoy said on the recording. During cross examination by defense attorney David Harger, Flournoy said a number of items of Franklin's clothing were seized in the days after Brown was injured. These

items were sent to the Kansas Bureau of Investigation lab. The KBI determined none of Brown's blood was on the clothing. During Page's redirect, Flournoy said he did not know if the clothes that were seized were the clothes Franklin was wearing the night of the incident. The defense showed several surveillance tapes from Metzler Hall, where Flournoy and Franklin were roommates. Dr. Tyler Hughes also testified in the case on Wednesday and discussed his treatment of Brown when he was brought to McPherson Hospital's emergency room the night of the party. He described Brown as having extremely low oxygen levels. Hughes said he helped insert one of two chest tubes into Brown's chest.

Mike Katzenmeier talks to local arts organizations about The Supporting the Arts and how it can aid their operations. The campaign launched Wednesday. JENAE PAULS/MCPHERSON SENTINEL

Martha Linsner, president of the Trust Company of Kansas, said in a press release. “Additionally, the arts help support the economy of the community.” Mike Smith of the Trust Company who oversees the McPherson area, said the campaign will help McPherson in many ways. “Funding has been cut for the arts, and there is

a need,” he said. “I think it's a great illustration of how a corporation can underwrite something that can help a community and organizations in need.”

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Council considers hiring development coordinator INMAN — The city of Inman reviewed the potential of hiring an economic development coordinator during the city council’s regular meeting on Monday. Kevin Reimer proposed a projected budget of $82,202, which would cover salary and benefits, including an office and travel expenses. The council agreed to allow Reimer to discuss with the city attorney the advantages and disadvantages of putting the position under city

financing, before coming to a decision to hire. Reimer said the coordinator position would promote growth in Inman. “As all communities, Inman would like to grow,” Reimer said, “and maybe we need someone to lead it.” In other business: • Council members approved change orders of $409 for a floor electrical outlet and $11,440 for a threephase electrical service to the community building. • Council members

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approved the usage of a program to accept debit or credit card payments, which charges the user a fee. There is no charge to the city or other patrons. • Council members agreed to use chain link fencing around heating, ventilation and air conditioning units at the community building.


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Sheriff At 9:25 p.m. Tuesday, a deputy and an officer responded to a non-injury accident on Northview, 20 feet to the west of 15th Avenue. The accident involved Paige Middleton of McPherson and Javier Chavez of Fruita, Colo. One of the vehicles reportedly slowed down to make a turn when the other vehicle rearended it.

Area MOUNDRIDGE —At 8:33 p.m. Tuesday, EMS personnel and an officer responded to a medical emergency in the 200 block of South Avenue B. The patient was transported to Mercy Hospital.

Police Correction In the Tuesday edition of the McPherson Sentinel, one of the features of the planned Grant Complex expansion was misidentified. The planned fields are for T-ball. The Sentinel apologizes for this error. LEGAL PUBLICATION ORDINANCE NO. 503


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At 1:21 a.m. Tuesday, EMS personnel responded to a medical emergency in the 1000 block of Darlow Drive. The patient was transported to McPherson Hospital. ---At 3:47 a.m. Tuesday, EMS personnel responded to a medical emergency in the 900 block of Darlow Drive. The patient was transported to McPherson Hospital. ---At 5:48 a.m. Tuesday, a patient was transferred from McPherson Hospital to Wesley Medical Center. ---At 12:23 p.m. Tuesday, EMS personnel and firefighters responded to a medical emergency in the 300 block of East Hulse. The patient was transported to McPherson Hospital. ---At 1:47 p.m. Tuesday, a patient was transferred from McPherson Hospital to Hutchinson Regional Medical Center. ---At 6:46 p.m. Tuesday, EMS personnel and Inman firefighters responded to a medical emergency at Pleasant View Home. The patient was transported to Mercy Hospital.

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At 1:11 a.m. Tuesday, an officer took a report of a theft that occurred in the 700 block of East Elizabeth. Stolen were three bikes. Estimated losses are $250. ---At 2:06 p.m. Tuesday, an officer took a report of theft and criminal damage to property that occurred sometime between 11 a.m. Sunday and 11 a.m. Monday, in the 1500 block of North Main. The lock on a screen door and a front door were both damaged. Estimated damages are $70. Stolen was $50 in cash.

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WILLIAM S. MILLS LAW OFFICE 900 North Main, P.O. Box 1244 McPherson, KS 67460 620-241-7333 Fax: 620-241-7335


In the Matter of the Estate of Charles Warren Rostine, Deceased. (Pursuant to K.S.A. Chapter 59) Case No. 13 PR 37



You are hereby notified that on March 25, 2013, a Petition for Issuance of Letters of Administration was filed in this Court by Edward L. Rostine, Petitioner, surviving brother and sole heir of Charles Warren Rostine, deceased.

All creditors of the decedent are notified to exhibit their demands against the Estate no later than four (4) months from the date of first publication of this notice under K.S.A. 59-2236 and amendments thereto, or if the identity of the creditor is known or reasonably ascertainable, 30 days after actual notice was given as provided by law, and if their demands are not thus exhibited, they shall be forever barred. Edward L. Rostine, Petitioner

WILLIAM S. MILLS LAW OFFICE William S. Mills, SC# 06675 900 North Main, P.O. Box 1244 McPherson, KS 67460 642-241-7333 Attorney for Petitioner

Published in the McPherson Sentinel Thursday, March 28, April 4 & 11, 2013 (439)

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, Plaintiff, v. LUCAS G. COOKE; KANSAS HOUSING RESOURCES CORPORATION; STATE OF KANSAS, ex rel. Department of Social and Rehabilitation Services, Child Support Enforcement Program, now known as the Department for Children and Families, Child Support Services; STEVEN L. SPETH, Chapter 7 Trustee; JOHN DOE; JANE DOE; KELLY S. COOKE n/k/a KELLY S. SHORB; JENNIFER A. BROWN; and JAMIE LEE SIMS n/k/a JAMIE LEE COOKE, Defendants. Civil No. 12-4105-RDR-DJW


By virtue of an Order Of Sale Of Real Estate issued out of the United States District Court for the District of Kansas, at Topeka, Kansas, in the above entitled case, I will, on Wednesday, the 1st day of May, 2013, at 12:00 P.M., at the front door of the McPherson County Courthouse, McPherson, Kansas, offer for sale at public auction and sell to the highest bidder for cash in hand, all of the right, title and interest of Defendant Lucas G. Cookie above named in and to the following described real estate, commonly known as 1205 N. Maple Street and located in McPherson, McPherson County, Kansas, to-wit: Lot Sixteen (16), Block Eleven (11), Prospect Addition to McPherson, McPherson County, Kansas.

Said real property is levied on as the property of Defendant Lucas G. Cooke above named and will be sold without appraisal, subject to any unpaid real property taxes or special assessments and with a three (3) month right of redemption in Defendants, to satisfy said Order of Sale. United States Marshal's Office, Topeka, Kansas, this 11th day of May, 2013.

WALTER R. BRADLEY United States Marshal District of Kansas

Craig Beam, Chief Deputy U.S. Marshal

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Kansas honored for changes to driver’s licenses TOPEKA (AP) — A national group is praising new features in Kansas driver's licenses as a model for protection against fraud. Brian Zimmer, president of the Coalition for a Secure Driver's License, presented an award Wednesday to officials of the Kansas Division of Vehicles. The Washington-based nonprofit organization praised the Kansas cards for their design and security measures. The changes went into effect in October and include features that make the licenses difficult to counterfeit. They include special holograms, ultra-violet images on the front and back and raised printing. Zimmer said the Kansas design made it one of the most difficult for criminal duplication.

hours for trash and recyclables. The utility will not be offering curbside pickup of limbs. The National Weather Service does not predict more snow for McPherson within the next several days, and tempera-

tures should reach as high as 72 degrees Sunday.

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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — Mary Ann Zimmerman passed away April 1, 2013, in Colorado Springs, Colo., where she had been a resident since 1985. She had just celebrated her 90th birthday with friends and family on March 8, 2013. Mary Ann Zimmerman was born and raised in McPherson to parents Andrew and Mayme Bremyer. For years she returned to McPherson to visit family and reunite with high school friends. She attended Lyndenwood College and Kansas State University, where she began a life-long association with Delta Delta Delta sorority, and also met her husband, Ross Zimmerman. They married at Riverside Church in New York City prior to his naval deployment to Europe during World War II. Following the war, Mary Ann and Ross farmed and ranched in rural Kansas before residing in Sterling. Mary Ann was active in the community, taking leadership roles with United Methodist Church Women, PEO, Red Cross Hospital Auxillary, and many other cultural and phil-

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Church, Colorado Springs, Colo., where she had been a member for many years. Inurnment will be this summer in Sterling. Memorial may be made to the First United Methodist Church, Colorado Springs, Colo.; or The Alzheimer’s Foundation of America (866) 232 8484. Mary Ann lived by: “Believing the best, facing the worst.”

anthropic organizations. After moving to Colorado Springs, she and her husband participated in Veteran Car Club of America, driving their 1926 Cadillac on tours throughout the United States. Mary Ann loved bridge, a good party, traveling around the world and dancing. Most of all she loved her husband Ross and her church. She was preceded in death by her son Michael; and her husband, Ross. Survivors include: her son, Marc Zimmerman; daughter, Margo Allenbach; granddaughter, Amy Hladik and husband Jason; great-grandchildren, Ryder, 2 years old, and Penny Anne, 4 months. A celebration of Mary Ann’s life will be at 11 a.m. Friday at First United Methodist

Margaret A. Johnson Margaret A. Johnson, 75, of Lindsborg, passed away Wednesday, April 10, 2013, at Hospice of Salina. Funeral arrangements are pending with Stockham Family Funeral Home, McPherson.

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get back.” Fallen limbs on personal properties will remain the responsibility of individuals, although the city encourages residents to refrain from standing under trees or addressing debris until the ice melts, as limbs continue to be a safety hazard. “If we have enough wind, we’re probably going to see more breakage,” he said. “We’re anticipating for it to get worse still, as long as we continue to get moisture.” John Hawk, general manager of McPherson Solid Waste Utility, said about 20 vehicles came through the station by late Wednesday afternoon, but he expects 600 during the next week or two. The utility has extended its operating hours to accept tree branches, and is open until 7 p.m. today; from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday; from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday; from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday; and from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through April 12. This will not alter the utility’s normal


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Thumbs up to Roger Ebert To film critic Roger Ebert, for telling us what movies not to waste our money on, for being such a staunch and compelling advocate for the profession of journalism, for reminding us that downstate guys can make good, for never running out of ways to reinvent himself, and most of all, for showing us how to make the best of being dealt a bad hand. Ebert died at age 70 last week due to complications of cancer, but not before a long and storied career that earned him a Pulitzer Prize - the first awarded for movie criticism in 1975. The guy who would never leave Chicago's Sun-Times "My newspaper job," he said, "is my identity" would go on to partner with rival Gene Siskel of the Chicago Tribune in hosting a TV movie review program that would take both to unparalleled heights in their field. Movies would rise or fall on their thumbs up or thumbs down. But it was when can-

cer stole a part of his face and his voice and his ability to eat and drink that Ebert won a whole legion of new fans who marveled at his constructive response to it. Here was a man who had the means and appetite to have fully explored his senses only to have some of those that brought the most joy cruelly taken away. Yet rather than feel sorry for himself or disappear from public view, Ebert remained as visible as ever, and remarkably became even more prolific, exploiting technologies that restored his voice and introduced him to a new audience - as big as any he'd had before - that admired not only his brain but his heart. Ebert's reviews will be very difficult to replace. But not as much as the man, whose work and life, passion and persistence and example, have earned him an eternal thumbs up. — Journal Star of Peoria, Ill.


Goodbye to the ‘Iron Lady’ Former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher died at age 87, in death only slightly less polarizing than she was in life. From 1979 to 1990, the only female prime minister in that nation's long history jerked it out of the clutches of a crippling welfare state, forged a sincere and strategic bond with the United States and thenPresident Ronald Reagan that helped end the Cold War, tried hard to maintain Britain's identity apart from the rest of Europe, and arguably made the old empire a place to be reckoned with again. Disagreement about her enduring legacy remains - who wants to be chained to the euro now?

- but for better or worse, there was no glass ceiling that she did not break, through an admirable force of will and talent as opposed to gender and social rank. She was tougher, smarter and better than the men of her era. Oh, and if we may betray our journalist stripes, she was one great quote. Nobody's perfect, some of Thatcher's strengths became her weaknesses, here and there she overstepped, but we have not seen another like the woman who said, "I am not a consensus politician. I am a conviction politician." 'Tis a pity. — Journal Star of Peoria, Ill.

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Who really redefined marriage? Chastity does not mean total abstinence, but only the exercise of sexuality according to virtue, love, and right reason. This means all heterosexuals, even married ones, are called to be Chaste. Premarital sex, easy divorce, pornography, and artificial self-sterilization: these all destroy chastity just as much as anything gays ever did. Where is the outcry here? Where are the marches against such things? Why are gays the only ones we expect to remain Chaste? The truth is this: homosexuals are not trying to redefine marriage. Heterosexuals redefined it for them, years ago. Homosexuals are simply coming to the realization that this new definition of marriage logically includes them and their relationships. The blame then lies at the feet of the straight community, not the gay community, for the destruction of marriage. Yes, the idea of samesex marriage is logically absurd based on a proper understanding of marriage, but modern heterosexuals no longer accept that proper understanding themselves, and so they simply look like bigots and hypocrites when they make claims about marriage which their actions contradict. In order to understand the problem, we need to understand the traditional—and the only rational—conception of marriage. Once we acknowledge this ageless and proper view of marriage, we will see that heterosexuals are the ones who changed it long before there was any mention of doing so from the gay community. Gays are simply seizing the new definition which straights laid before them. First, the public purpose of marriage has always been, and always must be, the creation and protection of children. Throughout history, marriages secured families and ensured stable transition of property and customs from generation to generation. The

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marriage ensured a tie between the child and his two biological parents, and it created a legal tie between those parents and each other. The law did restrain spouses, but it only did so for the sake of the parental relationship, and not for the sake of the spouses alone. This means that marriage was never about “two adults loving each other”. It was about two “parents” loving each other, and that is a different thing entirely. To put it most plainly, marriage law exists because natural marriages are inherently fertile. Obviously there have always been many infertile heterosexual marriages, but those marriages were exceptions, and they were exceptions that proved the rule. No one would have argued that marriage was created for the sake of those sterile exceptions. It was necessary to include them as valid marriages, but only because excluding them would have been extremely difficult, convoluted, and harmful to fertile marriages. Then things changed. Heterosexuals did two things in recent history which completely undermined the child as the social purpose of marriage. They redefined marriage socially, and then redefined it legally. The social redefinition of marriage came about when birth-control or “the Pill” became readily available and socially acceptable. This caused heterosexual society to effectively sterilize itself, making childbirth an aspect of marriage which was entirely optional. This social redefinition had profound consequences. Children were now optional accessories, to be had or not accord-

ing to convenience and whim. This meant that we could no longer truly say that marriage existed due to the naturally occurring family and its inherent fertility. We artificially destroyed that, for sake of convenience, through surgery and medication. It was only a matter of time before homosexuals would look at us and say: “You have made your relationship sterile in practice, and yet you still call it marriage, therefore the essence of marriage must be unrelated to fertility.” In this way, we made their argument for them. The second nail in the coffin was the acceptance of “no-fault” divorce. Previously, parties desiring divorce had to prove abandonment, abuse or adultery. It didn’t matter if the couple was no longer “in love.” When no-fault divorce became the standard, marriages could be easily dissolved as soon as the warm fuzzies began to fade. This acknowledged what birth-control had already implied: that marriage now served adult desires rather than family stability. While the social acceptance of birth control redefined marriage by removing its built-in fertility, the legalization of no-fault divorce redefined marriage by making it a mere contract between two adults that could be dissolved for no other justification than the two parties changed their minds. This second redefinition, much like the first, disregarded the child as an integral part of the institution of marriage. This completed the great undermining of marriage. It left us with a definition of marriage, completely untouched by any homosexual influence, which can be stated as this: a legal agreement between two adult parties for their mutual emotional fulfillment and sterile sexual satisfaction, which could be dissolved at any time. With marriage defined in that way, we have no logical reason for excluding homosexuals. Seen in

this historical light, the fact that same-sex marriage is becoming an American inevitability is all thanks to straight people and their inability to understand their own traditions. A medical technology appeared, which allowed virtually unlimited personal sexual satisfaction without the annoyance of pregnancy, and so everyone pounced on it, not having the foresight to see that in doing so we nullified half the logic of marriage law. Then, a legal problem appeared, which allowed men to have a virtually unlimited number of wives, so long as he only had them one at a time, and so everyone pounced on it yet again. We are now in quite an awkward situation: we are pretending to defend marriage from being redefined by gays, but it is only being redefined to conform to how straight people already are treating it. The gay community comes to us and says that marriage simply involves “two adults loving each other,” and that it does not necessarily imply fertility. We say that this is a lie, and we are correct. But we ourselves have been living that lie through artificial sterility and easy divorce. The gay community is simply asking if they can join in the fun and live the lie with us. In order to save marriage, we need to save it from what heterosexuals have done to it before we pretend to “defend” it from homosexuals. If we try to reject same-sex unions without repairing the damage we ourselves did, then the gay community is right: we are being bigots and hypocrites.

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Band receives top scores at festival

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ABOVE: The Inman High School band plays at the American Classic Music Festival in Breckenridge, Colo., March 20-24. BELOW: Director Scott Taylor holds two trophies the group received. COURTESY PHOTOS

The Inman High School band received top honors at the American Classic Music Festival March 20-24 in Breckenridge, Colo. Thirty-eight students made the trip, and raised $25,000 in order to do so. They were one of 15 high school musical groups participating. The band performed “Ammerland” by Jacob de Haan and “Celebration Tribalesque” by Standridge. Three individual judged this performance and gave them ratings on a scale of 1 to 5, with “1” being superior. They received a “1.” This is the third time the band has performed at the festival but the first they have received a “1” rating. “The kids were wellprepared for it,” Scott Taylor, director, said. “I was better prepared on teaching them how to play in a high altitude, which is considerably different than playing in the flat-


lands.” When the band attended the awards ceremony, they were informed they also received an outstanding performance trophy, which means they scored at 93 or above on a 100point scale. This is only awarded to two bands. “That was like, it floored everybody,” Taylor

said. “It was pretty cool it happened. They knew this was going to be a tough competition. They’re walking with their heads held high.” Following the competition, the students went skiing for three days. Taylor said the whole experience made them more family-like.

The contest was the icing on the cake for the band, which has received top ratings at state competition the last four years. “I’m ecstatic about them,” he said. “We just worked together really well. It was just an outstanding bunch of kids to take.”



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The McPherson Public Library will celebrate National Library Week from April 15 through April 19 with the theme “Communities Matter at Your Library.” Libraries across America observe the annual event by highlighting the many ways in which they benefit and enrich the lives of people of all ages in their communities. The library staff has planned many activities that week and throughout the month. The library continues a longstanding tradition on April 17, which is Coffee & Cookie Day. The public is encouraged to stop by the library meeting room from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. that day and enjoy coffee and cookies. On April 19, the li-

brary will have a sale of audiobooks on cassette. As cassette players are becoming sparse, and circulation of audiobooks in cassette format has dwindled, the library has withdrawn those titles from their collection and is selling them to patrons. Almost 300 audiobooks will be available for the public to purchase at $2 each. The sale will run throughout the weekend. And also during National Library Week, the library will announce the winners of the bookmark contest. During the past few weeks, children and teens have been creating original artwork for bookmarks and submitting them to the library. There will be

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or steak is a Eating deck of cards. healthy can be If its fish you a daunting task want, a servfor us mere ing is equal to mortals. When a checkbook. faced with One ounce what, when worth of lunch and how much meat is the to eat it can be size of a CD. easy to just If bread is throw up your hands and run Candace Davidson what you are wanting, a to the nearest slice should be fast food the size of a cassette restaurant. tape (do you remember Do not despair. Here are some easy every day what those looked like?). A muffin or biscorrelations to keep in cuit should be the size mind so that you can of a hockey puck. For eat healthy without all cheese, you are looking the fancy equipment. at three dices worth. Categories When looking at your When you look at plate, make sure that your plate, you should your serving sizes are have it half full of vegcorrect and that you etables — the more col- have a good variety of orful the better. Not healthy options to eat. only will it be fun to Beverages look at, but you also will Now when we eat, we have a nutritious assortusually drink. There are ment of vitamins. several options to go One-fourth of your with the best being waplate should be lean protein. There are many ter. We need to drink enough water to not feel different ways to cook fatigued and thirsty. your protein to give it flavor without any addi- Some other options tional fat. Baking, broil- would include milk (preferably skim). And ing or grilling adds flavor and keeps your lean 100 percent fruit and vegetable juices some of meat low fat. The last fourth should the time is a good substitute as well. be starches; wholeThe drinks you want grain is the way to go. to stay away from are Some vegetables, such sugary juices, sodas and as potatoes and corn, even diet sodas. If you should go in this area due to their high starch crave a little carbonation, get sparkling juice. content. Hopefully these hints Portion sizes will help in the constant There are many com- quest for a healthy diet. mon household items that you can use as Candace Davidson is guides for serving sizes. the wellness director for the McPherson Family One cup is equal to a YMCA. She has a bachebaseball. If you only need half a cup, that’s a lor’s degree in exercise physiology and is an light bulb. Looking for one ounce? That’s a golf AFAA certified personal trainer and group fitness ball. One tablespoon is instructor. equal to a poker chip. Three ounces of lean meat, such as chicken


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MHS’ Loecker named KBCA All-State, Miss Kansas By Chris Swick Sports Editor

A pair of McPherson High Lady Bullpups and two Moundridge Wildcats have been named to the Kansas Basketball Coaches Association girls All-State teams announced Wednesday. McPherson’s prolific senior Katelyn Loecker, fresh off being named The Hutchinson News’ Area Player of the Year Sunday, was selected to the to the Class 4A AllState first team. The Oklahoma State University signee was also selected for the KBCA All-Star Blue team and was named Miss Kansas by the KBCA. Loecker will join fellow Bullpup Keaton Sorenson in Topeka on Aug. 7 at Washburn University’s Lee Arena. The girls game will be played at 6 p.m., with the boys to follow. Loecker averaged 17.8 points, 9.7 rebounds, 3.1 assists, 2.6 blocks and 2.6 steals a game for MHS, who finished second in the Class 4A State Tournament in March. Joining Loecker on the first team is the Wamego sister duo of Kaylee and Lanie Page, Girard’s Hayden Herlocker and

Krystie Miller of Holton. MHS Junior Abby Pedersen was named KBCA All-State Class 4A honorable mention for her efforts for the Bullpups this past season. The sharpshooting guard closed in on the 30-point mark in two separate games and averaged 13.2 points per game. Named to the Class 2A first team was Moundridge’s MacKenzie Suderman. Suderman averaged about eight points a game for the Wildcats, who finished the year 215 with a fourth-place finish in the Class 2A State Tournament in Manhattan on March 9. She is joined on the first team by Smith Center’s Sydney Benoit, Lincoln’s Jenna Farris, Jacee Kramer of Jefferson County North and Sterling’s Kylah Comley. Fellow Wildcat Brooke Holloway was named Class 2A honorable mention. Holloway averaged 10.45 points and 1.82 rebounds a game for Moundridge.

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Contact Chris Swick at and follow him on Twitter, @SwickSentinel. McPherson High’s Katelyn Loecker goes for a lay-in during the State Championship game with Wamego March 9. CHRIS SWICK/MCPHERSON SENTINEL


MHS relay team outpaces competition at Newton Invite By Chris Swick Sports Editor

NEWTON — The McPherson High School girls swim team continued their march towards the state meet in May, with top three finishes in three races at Tuesday’s Newton Invitational. The 200-yard freestyle relay team of Shea Cook, Claire Denk, Cheyenne Regier and Sarah Almquist provided the highlight of the meet for the combined MHS/Smoky Valley squad. The foursome took first with a time of 1:52.76, a full two body lengths ahead of the next closest finishers. Regier was the top individual finisher, capturing second in the 200

freestyle with a time of 2:20.63. “This is not an event that (Regier) swims very often,” MHS coach Bonnie Sue Fisher said, “but she really surprised a lot of her competitors by swimming it in the time she did, which was less than two seconds from a state qualifying time.” The only other topthree finish came from the 200 medley relay team of Almquist, Regier, Denk and Alex Underwood, who finished third with a time of 2:10.47. While pleased with the outcomes, Fisher said the Bullpups still have work to do. “This is the point of the season where we have to focus more on

Central’s Jones named to NAIA AllAmerican Team

The 200-yard freestyle relay team of, left to right, Shae Cook, Cheyenne Regier, Sarah Almquist and Claire Denk took first Tuesday. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO

quality practices and not become frustrated by lack of improvement at meets,” she said. “We will

basically ‘swim through’ the next three meets without rest from harder and longer workouts.”

The next meet for the team is Monday at El Dorado. The State Meet is May 17-18 in Topeka.

Central Christian College senior Chris Jones has added another accolade to his already illustrious and impressive resume'. The Edmund, Okla., native, was named Honorable Mention Jones AllAmerica by the NAIA. Jones finished his Tiger career as the alltime leading scorer (1,647), the all-time rebounding leader (890), and the all-time blocks leader (142). This is the third year in a row Jones has earned the distinction. "I'm extremely proud of (Jones),” Tiger coach Tony Romero said. “He has worked incredibly hard to reach All American status for his third consecutive year. He would be the first to want to share this recognition with his team mates.” Making the honor more remarkable is the fact that Jones put up his record-shattering numbers in just three years as a Tiger. Jones transferred to CCC after his freshman season at Southwestern Christian University and instantly locked down the starting center position “He is the ultimate team player,” Romero said. “As a coach, I have been spoiled, when you have your best player as one of your hardest workers, gives no excuses, and is your best listener that is special. His presence around the team will be missed greatly both on and off the floor. “Amazing guy and what an incredible career he had."


Mac College bats turn ice-cold against Tabor From Staff Reports

HILLSBORO — The pending weather-change Tuesday didn’t keep McPherson College and Tabor College from taking the field, with the Blue Jays sweeping the Bulldogs. Tabor rolled in the first competition, taking down Mac in six innings 12-4. In round two, MC lead through five innings but couldn’t hold on, losing 14-9. The two squads each tallied one run after the opening inning of the first game. The score stayed close through three and a half innings but then the Lady Jays exploded for seven runs

to take a 9-1 advantage. On the verge of losing in five, McPherson put up three in the top of the fifth and then held Tabor in the bottom half of the inning. After not putting a run on the scoreboard in the sixth, Mac allowed three to Tabor giving the Blue Jays the 12-4 runrule victory. Four different MC players garnered their team’s hits; Suzi Hamilton led the team in RBI with two coming off her single triple in the fifth. Allison Love pitched her ninth complete game of the season, surrendering all 12 runs, 10 that were earned, while striking out and walking none of the 31 batters she

came up against. After the cold front moved in, Mac was the first team on the board as they hit in three in the third and then added another in the fourth inning. Tabor skipped by McPherson’s four runs with five of their own in the bottom of four. The Lady Bulldogs saw Tabor’s runs with five of their own and then gave up three in the bottom half of the inning to put the score 9-8 Mac heading into the sixth. McPherson then went three up, three down in the sixth and then gave up six to the Lady Jays, SEE BULLDOGS, PAGE B2

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NATIONAL LEAGUE East Division W L Pct GB 8 1 .889 — Atlanta Washington 6 2 .750 1½ New York 5 4 .556 3 Philadelphia 4 5 .444 4 Miami 1 8 .111 7 Central Division W L Pct GB Cincinnati 5 4 .556 — St. Louis 5 4 .556 — 3 5 .375 1½ Chicago Pittsburgh 3 6 .333 2 Milwaukee 2 6 .250 2½ West Division W L Pct GB Arizona 6 3 .667 — S. Francisco 6 3 .667 — Los Angeles 4 3 .571 1 Colorado 5 4 .556 1 2 5 .286 3 San Diego ___ Wednesday's Games St. Louis 10, Cincinnati 0 Arizona 10, Pittsburgh 2 San Francisco 10, Colorado 0 Washington 5, Chicago White Sox 2 Philadelphia 7, N.Y. Mets 3 Atlanta 8, Miami 0 Milwaukee at Chicago, ppd., rain L.A. Dodgers at San Diego, (n)

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giving Tabor the sweep after their 14-9 win. The Bulldogs upped their hitting performance in game two as they put the ball into play 15 times. Ariel McGee went an incredible 4-of-4 from the plate and also earned a walk. She scored twice and brought around one. A total three other Mac players totaled two hits while five more had one knock of the ball. Jenna Kaiser had a team-high five RBI with her two hits. McPherson went through four pitchers in their loss. Kaila Atkinson got the start and went three and a third, allow-

A much improved Bethel Thresher team challenged the Bulldogs Monday, but McPherson prevailed with a hard fought victory 8-1. In doubles, it wasn’t the fast usual start that McPherson was used to in their last few matches. Bethel came prepared and stayed toe-to-toe with the Bulldogs. At number one doubles, it was a back-and-forth struggle in the early goings until Bethel eventually found ways to break the serve of McPherson’s top duo of Slav Bukatin and Sean Dullaghan to take a commanding lead and not look back. They took the match from the Bulldogs 8-3. Bethel took the early lead from McPherson with that win going up 1-0. Number two and three doubles were in a dog fight until number three

did much the same to figure out how to break the service game of the Threshers to level the match with their 8-3 victory. Number two doubles took a little longer for the Bulldogs to secure but the duo of Rafael Bulnes and Sean De Young eventually put their opponents away with a solid 8-4 victory to give McPherson a 2-1 lead headed into singles play. In singles, the Threshers again rose to the challenge and stood toe-totoe with the Bulldogs. At number one singles, despite the score of 6-1, 6-4, top Bulldog Rafael Bulnes had to play cautious and conservative due to the windy conditions and excellent defensive play of Logan Palenske. Junior Mark Mahan played his best match of the season thus far not letting other variables get

in his way while cruising to a 6-0, 6-0 victory at the number four position. Senior Slav Bukatin looked to redeem himself against Bethel’s Clinton Chlumsky who took him out of the first round of the Fall ITA Regional Championships in Wichita. Chlumsky had the early edge on Bukatin leading most of the first set. However, steady play from Bukatin and a few mistakes from Chlumsky gave Bukatin the first set 7-5. In the second, Chlumsky wouldn’t go away easily keeping it close but Bukatin sealed the match in the second set giving the Bulldog’s a 7-5, 6-4 victory and clinching the match for McPherson. Junior Sean Dullaghan and freshman Adolfo Serafin added frosting to the cake by taking care of their opponents 6-3, 6-1 and 6-3, 6-3 respectively.

Senior Torsten KeilLong had the match of the day, needing to come back from dropping the first set against a very talented Jesse VothGaeddert. The match was pretty equal as the two battled it out for almost 3 hours. However, with the match already in hand for the Bulldogs, Keil-Long was able to secure the second set 6-4 and then came from behind in the match-tiebreaker to preserve the singles sweep for McPherson. The Bulldog’s play host next to Southwestern College and Central Christian this afternoon. First serve against Southwestern College is set for 3 p.m. while the evening match is set for 7 p.m. The late match against Central Christian is the Paul Ziegler Memorial Tennis match.


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ing four earned runs before being relieved by Hamilton. Love came in during the sixth inning and then was replaced herself by Mallory Fowler who finished out the inning for McPherson College. Due to an online error, full box score statistics were unavailable. Lady Bulldog softball moved to 4-15 for the season and 0-6 in the

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Kansas State rewards Weber with extension KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — Kansas State rewarded basketball coach Bruce Weber for winning a share of the school's first conference championship in 36 years with a raise and a one-year contract extension Wednesday. Weber's annual salary will increase by $250,000 to $1.75 million next season, and increase by $100,000 each of the remaining years on his original five-year deal. That means Weber will make $2.15 million for the 2017-18 season, the year that has been added to his contract. "Whenever you have success, it is a direct reflection of your team and staff, and I have said all along we had great chemistry between our players and staff all year," Weber said. "I'm so proud to be associated with this group of players and coaches and I can't thank them enough." Weber, who was hired to replace Frank Martin, went 27-8 in his first season in Manhattan. More important, he went 14-4 in the Big 12 and tied rival Kansas for a share of the championship. The fourth-seeded Wildcats were upset by No. 13 seed La Salle in the NCAA tournament. "Our men's basketball program, from top to bottom, has made continued improvement under Coach Weber and his staff since their arrival last April," said Currie, who moved quickly last

KCAC after dropping to contests on Tuesday to the Tabor College Blue Jays. The Lady Bulldogs were slated to face Bethel tonight for a doubleheader in North Newton, but weather has forced that game to be rescheduled to April 19. McPherson will next be on the field Saturday for a road game against the University of Saint Mary.

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March to hire Weber once he was fired from Illinois and Martin left for South Carolina. "I am extremely excited about the forward trajectory of our program under his leadership." Weber, the AP's Big 12 coach of the year, inherited a program that returned most of its key players from an NCAA tournament team. He'll return several key players next season, too, though

he'll lose top scorer Rodney McGruder and fellow seniors Jordan Henriquez and Martavious Irving. The Wildcats already have signed three players for next season: point guard Jevon Thomas from Delafield, Wis.; small forward Wesley Iwundu from Houston; and shooting guard Marcus Foster from Wichita Falls, Texas.

MHS baseball, softball postponed The McPherson High baseball and softball doubleheaders against Rose Hill originally scheduled for tonight at Grant Sports Complex have been postponed due to weather. Instead, the teams will meet on April 29, still at Grant. Games start at 4 p.m.

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AMERICAN LEAGUE East Division W L Pct GB Boston 5 3 .625 — 4 4 .500 1 Baltimore New York 4 4 .500 1 Tampa Bay 4 5 .444 1½ Toronto 3 5 .375 2 Central Division W L Pct GB Kansas City 6 3 .667 — Chicago 4 4 .500 1½ 4 4 .500 1½ Detroit Minnesota 4 5 .444 2 Cleveland 3 5 .375 2½ West Division W L Pct GB Oakland 6 2 .750 — 6 3 .667 ½ Texas Seattle 4 5 .444 2½ Los Angeles 2 5 .286 3½ 2 6 .250 4 Houston ___ Wednesday's Games Toronto 8, Detroit 6 Tampa Bay 2, Texas 0 Washington 5, Chicago White Sox 2 N.Y. Yankees at Cleveland, ppd., rain Baltimore 8, Boston 5 Kansas City 3, Minnesota 0 Oakland at L.A. Angels, (n) Houston at Seattle, (n) Thursday's Games Toronto (Jo.Johnson 0-0) at Detroit (Fister 1-0), 12:05 p.m. Chicago White Sox (Axelrod 0-0) at Washington (Haren 0-1), 6:05 p.m. N.Y. Yankees (P.Hughes 0-1) at Cleveland (McAllister 0-1), 6:05 p.m. Baltimore (Tillman 0-0) at Boston (Aceves 0-0), 6:10 p.m. Oakland (Griffin 1-0) at L.A. Angels (Vargas 0-0), 9:05 p.m. Texas (Grimm 0-0) at Seattle (F.Hernandez 1-1), 9:10 p.m. Friday's Games Baltimore at N.Y. Yankees, 6:05 p.m. Chicago White Sox at Cleveland, 6:05 p.m. Tampa Bay at Boston, 6:10 p.m. N.Y. Mets at Minnesota, 7:10 p.m. Toronto at Kansas City, 7:10 p.m. Detroit at Oakland, 9:05 p.m. Houston at L.A. Angels, 9:05 p.m. Texas at Seattle, 9:10 p.m.


Wednesday's Games Detroit 111, Cleveland 104 Atlanta 124, Philadelphia 101 Orlando 113, Milwaukee 103, OT Miami 103, Washington 98 Brooklyn 101, Boston 93 Phoenix 102, Dallas 91 L.A. Lakers at Portland, (n) New Orleans at Sacramento (n) Minnesota at L.A. Clippers (n) San Antonio at Denver (n) Thursday's Games New York at Chicago, 7 p.m. Oklahoma City at Golden State, 9:30 p.m. Friday's Games Chicago at Toronto, 6 p.m. Brooklyn at Indiana, 6 p.m. Philadelphia at Washington, 6 p.m. New York at Cleveland, 6:30 p.m. Milwaukee at Atlanta, 6:30 p.m. Charlotte at Detroit, 6:30 p.m. Boston at Miami, 6:30 p.m. Memphis at Houston, 7 p.m. L.A. Clippers at New Orleans, 7 p.m. Denver at Dallas, 7:30 p.m. Sacramento at San Antonio, 7:30 p.m. Minnesota at Utah, 8 p.m. Oklahoma City at Portland, 9 p.m. Golden State at L.A. Lakers, 9:30 p.m.

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THURSDAY BASEBALL — Rose Hill at McPherson High, 4 p.m. (DH) (POSTPONED TO APRIL 29) GOLF — McPherson High at Newton Invitational, Sand Creek Station Golf Course, 1 p.m. SOFTBALL — Rose Hill at McPherson High, 4 p.m. (DH) (POSTPONED TO APRIL 29); McPherson College at Bethel College, 5 p.m. (DH) (POSTPONED TO APRIL 19) TENNIS — Southwestern College at McPherson College men/women, 3 p.m.; Central Christian College vs. McPherson College, 7 p.m.; Oklahoma Wesleyan University at Bethany College men/women, 11:30 a.m.; Bethany College men/women at Kansas Wesleyan University, 3 p.m. FRIDAY BASEBALL — Bethany College at McPherson College, 5 p.m. (DH); Bellevue University at Central Christian College, 2 p.m. (DH) SOCCER — Newton at McPherson High, 7:15 p.m. SOFTBALL — Central Christian College at Southwestern Christian University, 2 p.m. (DH) TRACK AND FIELD — McPherson High at Augusta Inviational, 3:30 p.m.; McPherson College at KT Woodman (WSU); Bethany College at Wichita State University Invitational

Thursday's Games San Francisco (Vogelsong 0-1) at Chicago Cubs (Feldman 0-1), 1:20 p.m. Chicago White Sox (Axelrod 0-0) at Washington (Haren 0-1), 6:05 p.m. L.A. Dodgers (Greinke 1-0) at San Diego (Marquis 0-1), 9:10 p.m. Friday's Games San Francisco at Chicago Cubs, 1:20 p.m. Atlanta at Washington, 6:05 p.m. Cincinnati at Pittsburgh, 6:05 p.m. Philadelphia at Miami, 6:10 p.m. N.Y. Mets at Minnesota, 7:10 p.m. Milwaukee at St. Louis, 7:15 p.m. L.A. Dodgers at Arizona, 8:40 p.m. Colorado at San Diego, 9:10 p.m.




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