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Blue Rapids, Ks

& Manhattan, Ks

Blue Rapids

Free Press

Vol. 3 Number 36 Thursday, March 8, 2012

This bridge on Sunflower Road is a Township issue and is not safe for local trafic around the Highway 9 bridge.

Unsafe At Any Speed

Editorial

By Jon A. Brake

Waterville City Clerk Nori

Blackburn only lives a mileand-a-half

from where she

works and it takes five minutes

to drive. But, the Kansas

Department of Transportation

(KDOT) wants Nori to drive

47-miles to work and then

another 47-miles back home.

KDOT will close Coon

Creek Bridge one mile west of

Waterville on Highway 9 for

six months in 2014 and they

will not put in a “sho-fly.” A

“sho-fly.” is the detour at the

construction site that gets traffic

around the project.

KDOT wants Nori and

everyone else to drive to

Barnes and take K-148 north to

US-36 and then east to US-77

in Marysville and then south to

Blue Rapids and Waterville.

That is a total of 47-miles.

Someone needs to tell KDOT

that it will not happen. Locals

will not drive 47-miles one way

to get around a two-hundredfoot

bridge span.

There is another way, a

shorter way. You can travel

north out of Waterville past the

Cemetery and hit the river road

and go 8 miles west and hit

Barnes but most of that is a

sand Township Road and will

not be maintained as well as a

Kansas Highway or a County

Road. Oh, and another thing,

there is one bridge that has a 9

Ton load limit.

Valley Heights School

District has a bus that takes

Highway 9 west and picks up

17 children of all ages. The bus

weighs 19,500 lbs., that's more

that 9 Ton without any children.

Does KDOT want the School

District to take the 47-mile trip

twice a day?

Farm trucks can use the

Sunflower bridge but not if

they are loaded.

KDOT said the Highway

will close in the fall of 2014

and stay closed until early summer

of 2015. Football anyone?

What about basketball, volleyball,

track and golf? There are

thirteen schools in the Twin

Valley League and all of them

use Highway 9.

Nori Blackburn, School

Buses and farm trucks are

inconvenient for those local

people but KDOT needs to be

VH Girls Out of Sub-State

FALL IN SUB-STATE...Drew Mann (35) scores two of her

16 points in their Sub-State basketball game against Honover

Friday night. Hanover won the game 58-52. Sidney Blackburn

(23) is ready for the rebount if needed.

told that this is a Safety Issue.

The State cannot throw hundreds

of cars and trucks onto

Township Roads and not create

a huge Safety Issue. Sand

Township Roads do not mix

with rain, sleet or snow without

someone being hurt or killed.

The KDOT design team that

made the decision not to put in

the “sho-fly” needs to reevaluate

the situation. The 47-mile

detour is “a bridge to far” and

the 17-mile detour that will be

used by locals is “Unsafe at any

speed.”

We need to let KDOT know

that a “sho-fly” is needed for

Safety. Call or e-mail:

Northeast District

Telephone

785-296-3881

Northeast District Engineer

W. Clay Adams

clay@ksdot.org

Northeast District

Public Affairs Manager

Kimberly Qualls

kqualls@ksdot.org

Valley Heights

Graduate

In Accident

A former Blue Rapids resident

and Valley Heights graduate

was in an accident in

Nemaha County Sunday.

The vehicle, a 2008 Chevy

Silverado, was traveling southbound

on K63, approached a

curve and ran off the road to the

left and rolled in the ditch

coming to rest in a field on its

drivers side.

Loralet A. Prell, 22, of Home

formerly of Blue Rapids was

injured with multi broken

bones and remains in KU

Medical Center in Kansas City.

Daniel John Schwarz, 23 of

Manhattan was killed in the

accident.

Joshua W. Roady, 22 of

Home and formerly of

Marysville also received

injuries and remains in the KU

Medical Center.

Michael Lewis Chase, 22,

Beattie was taken to Onaga

Hospital.

Cards and letters may be sent

to Loratet at:

Loralet Prell

Unit 51 room 5114

3901 Rainbow Blvd

Kansas City, Kansas 66106

State Representative

Sharon Schwartz

Phone: 785-296-7637

Email:sharon.schwartz@hou

se.ks.gov

State Senator

Mark Taddiken

Phone: 785-296-7371

Email:Mark.Taddiken@senate.ks.gov

GOP Caucus

Will Be Saturday

The Kansas Republican

Party will hold caususes around

Kansas this Saturday.

* All Caucuses will start at

10:00 am. Check-in begins as

early as 9:00 am. Voting is by

secret ballot.

• Voting is free and open to

all registered Kansas

Republicans. Bring your photo

ID with you. Check-in, speeches

and voting could take up to 1

hour.

• Vote at any location inside

your Congressional District.

Speeches by Candidate representatives

begin at 10:00 am.

• You must be at a location

before 1:00 pm to vote. Voting

is by secret ballot and will bind

the Kansas delegates.

Area Caucus locations for

the 1st Congressional District

are:

1Dist. Marshall County

Helvering Sr Center

111 8th St S

Marysville, KS 66508

1Dist. Clay County

Evangelical Covenant

Community Grants

Available For Tourism

The Marshall County

Development Corporation and

Tourism is offering community

grants to be used for tourist

attraction brochures and events.

The brochure grants can be

used to create or update existing

brochures for Marshall

County non-profit tourist sites,

a community-owned tourist site

or an attraction event within

Marshall County.

The event grants are for use

Church

1330 15th St

Clay Center, KS 67432

1Dist. Cloud County

Cloud County Comm

College, Rm #222

2221 Campus Drive

Concordia KS 66901

1 & 2 Dist. Geary County

4H Bldg

1107 S Spring Valley Rd

Junction City, KS 66411

1 & 2 Nemaha County

Nemaha Comm Bldg

1500 Community Dr

Seneca, KS 66538

1Dist. Republic County

Republic County High

School

2405 P St

Belleville, KS 66964

1Dist. Washington County

First National Bank

101 C St

Washington, KS 66968

by Marshall County organizations

to supplement their

monies to pay for expenses for

events to enhance tourism

within a community and the

county.

Applications are available at

the Marshall County Visitor’s

Center at 101 N. 10th St.,

Marysville, KS or call 785-

562-3101. Applications are due

back to the Visitor’s Center by

April 1, 2012.

Alice Roepke, Author Sue Stauffacher and LueAnn Roepke all worked together to get

the information for the new book. (Photos by Deb Barrington)

A good crowd attended the visit by Author Sue Stauffacheer at the Waterville Library

displaying her new children’s book “Tillie The Terrible Swede.”

The Story Of Tillie The Terrible Swede Is Told

Author Sue Stauffacher visited

Waterville and Blue Rapids

Monday. Staufacher held a

reception at the Waterville

Library and talked with students

at Waterville and Blue

Rapids Grade Schools.

A lot of the material used in

her book “Tillie The Terrible

Swede” was provided by Alice

Roepke. The book is about

Tillie Anderson of Chicago

who during the 1890’s was

taken in by the bicycle craze

that swept America.

LueAnn Roepke, Alice’s

mother-in-law has worked with

the Waterville Victorian Day’s

and knew Alice had all kinds of

information about her Great

Aunt Tillie Anderson and used

it in a display at Victorian

Day’s. Alice saw where

Stauffacher was going to do a

book about Tillie and contacted

her and they have traveled

together promoting the book.


News Blue Rapids Free Press - Thursday, March 8, 2012

Forensics At Marysville

By Casi Cochrane

VHHS Journalism

Using skill and determination

the VHHS Forensics students

made a fantastic breakthrough

at the Marysville meet

on February the 22nd. VHHS

forensics team placed 7th out

of the 21 schools that attended;

this was the highest placement

that Valley Heights has had in

Marysville in the past few

Obituaries

Daniel John Schwarz

Daniel John Schwarz, 23,

formerly of Home, KS, died

Sunday, March 4, 2012 from

injuries in a one-vehicle acci-

Audine Ekberg, 89, longtime

resident of Manhattan, KS,

died Monday, February 27,

2012 at the Point Lookout

Nursing & Rehab Facility in

Hollister, MO.

A graveside funeral service

will be held at 2:00 p.m.,

Friday, March 2, at the Sunset

Cemetery, Manhattan, KS.

Audine was born December

5, 1922 at Axtell, KS, the

years. The Forensics coach

Lynette Steele-Coon states “the

Marysville meet is a good way

to get our feet on the ground

after TVL.” Valley Heights participated

in three main events:

IDA, Prose, and Poetry.

Vanessa Moctezuma Fr. and

Tommy Tryon Sr. worked

together for the first time and

achieved 6th place ranking in

IDA- an improvised skit with

dent in rural Nemaha County.

Visitation will be Wednesday

from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. at

Kinsley Mortuary in

Marysville.

A rosary service will be held

at 7 p.m., Wednesday, at St.

Gregory’s Catholic Church in

Marysville.

Mass of Christian Burial will

be held at 10:30 a.m.,

Thursday, March 8, at St.

Gregory’s Catholic Church.

Burial will be in the church

cemetery.

Daniel was born October 25,

1988, at Marysville, KS, son of

David and Geraldine (Haupt)

Schwarz.

He was serving his appren-

Arthur Henry Ralph Lohmeyer

Arthur Henry Ralph

Lohmeyer, 92, died March 2,

2012, at Journey House

Hospice in Lincoln, NE.

A funeral service will be held

at 2 p.m., Saturday, March 10,

at Good Shepherd Lutheran

Church in Washington.

Arthur was born October 17,

1919, in Linn, KS, the son of

Albert Fredrick and Marie

Sophia (Laue) Lohmeyer.

Art was confirmed and graduated

from the Zion Lutheran

Church and School in Linn in

1933. After three semesters at

Linn High School the Great

Depression forced him to hire

out as a farm hand. He returned

to school after Pearl Harbor to

learn sheet metal repair, and

joined the Army Air Force as an

aircraft repairman. He spent the

war in India and China repairing

airplanes for the 374th

Bomber Squadron, 308th

Group.

On August 17, 1941, he married

Mildred Elizabeth Loges,

daughter of Henry and Anna

Loges of Hanover.

Art opened Lohmeyer

Blacksmith and Welding Shop

on Highway 36 in Washington

in 1948, where he worked until

his retirement. He took pride in

Mary "Elaine" Regnier

Mary "Elaine" Regnier, 92,

of Beattie, KS, died March 3,

2012 at Cambridge Place in

Marysville.

Visitation will be Monday,

March 5, from 10 a.m. until 9

Audine Ekberg

p.m. at Kinsley Mortuary in

Marysville. The family will

receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m.

A funeral service will be held

at 10 a.m., Tuesday, March 6, at

the Beattie United Methodist

Church. Rev. Norma Jeane

Miller will officiate.

Janet Plegge will play the

organ while Jennifer Gee sings

“How Great Thou Art” and “In

the Garden.”

The pallbearers will be

Shawn A. Hiatt, Shawn M.

Hiatt, Tom Dawson, Jacob E.

Hiatt, Jason Rourke and Joel

Rourke.

Burial will be in the Beattie

Union Cemetery.

Elaine was born September

26, 1919, south of Beattie, to

daughter of Clifford and

Edythe (Young) McKee. After

growing up and attending

school at Summerfield, KS, she

moved to Manhattan, KS. She

worked as a Licensed Practical

Nurse at the Manhattan

Hospital and in private care.

Audine took great pride in

caring for her home both inside

and outside. She enjoyed yard

work, taking care of the garden

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which each group pair has three

categories: setting, characters,

and situation. In each category

the group draws three and picks

the best draw for the group.

Alex Laughlin Jr., had a

piece entered into the prose

competition called All Summer

in a Day by Ray Bradbury,

earning him 2nd place.

Laughlin’s prose piece is about

a little girl with the name

ticeship as a Boilermaker for

Local #83 at D&Z Co. He was

to graduate in July to attain

Journeymen Boilermaker. He

just recently moved to

Havensville.

In 2007, he graduated from

Marysville High School. He

love to played baseball, later

softball, golf and enjoyed many

outdoor activities. In high

school he worked for Fisher

Rocks in Home, KS.

He was a member of St.

Gregory’s Catholic Church and

was a 1st Degree Knight’s Of

Columbus.

Survivors include his parents,

David and Gerry

Schwarz, Home; sisters, Ginny

being able to repair broken

equipment and often reinforcing

it to stronger than new condition.

He enjoyed people,

solving their problems and getting

them back to work.

Art had a large garden to

help feed his family thanks to

the Mildred’s canning skills.

He was a member of Good

Shepherd Lutheran Church,

enjoyed bowling, fishing, hunting

volunteering at Kansas

Specialty Dog, and being a part

of the community of

Washington. He was also a

member of the American

Legion and Veterans of Foreign

Wars.

After they retired, Art and

Mildred enjoyed camping and

wintered in Yuma, AZ, where

they developed friendships

with the “Snowbirds” who

flocked there.

Art and Mildred moved to

John and Lula May DeVault

Hadorn. She attended Life

Grade School and graduated

from Marysville High School

in 1937.

She worked for Coe Seed

Co., of Topeka, later the Civil

Service, Fort Leavenworth

school system for 15 years,

taught school north of Beattie

and Life School.

Elaine was a member of

Eastern Star, Snipe Creek Club,

United Methodist Church and

Womens Club, Post Script

Club, and volunteered at the

library and Marshall County

Historical Society.

In 1946, she married Wesley

Hiatt. She later married Evert

Regnier.

and flowers, and helping others

with their spring cleaning. She

also enjoyed gathering with

friends and playing cards.

She was a member of Trinity

Presbyterian Church and the

Women’s Fellowship Group.

Survivors include her daughter,

Carol Zuercher, Branson,

MO; son, Kent Ekberg,

Manhattan; sister, Marge

Larkin, Marysville; and four

Kenneth L. Sells, Agent

Margot who lives on the planet

Venus. Margot knows that

today was the day that the sun

was going to shine for the first

time in seven years.

VHHS dominated the Poetry

event taking the top three highest

scores. Katie Kinzel Sr.

placed 3rd in poetry. Jr. Jessie

Zidek places 5th and Jr. Brooke

Claycamp placed 6th in the

poetry event. The next meet for

(Trevor) Gill, Fairbury, NE,

Bobbi (Allen) Scott, Home;

brothers, Jeff Gray, Nebraska

City, NE, and Dominic

Schwarz, Home; grandparents,

Elmer and Isla Schwarz, Home,

and Virginia Haupt, Syracuse,

NE; nephew, Bryan Scott,

nieces, Alexandra Scott, Rylee

Gill and Jordyn Gill.

He was preceded in death by

his grandfather, Donald Haupt;

uncle, Ed Brown; and cousins,

Paula Brown and Kelsey

Kempkes.

A memorial fund has been

established and will be designated

at a later date.

Contributions may be sent in

care of Kinsley Mortuary.

Lincoln in 2008 to be closer to

Jim and Beth when the limitations

of age kept them from

caring for their home and one

another adequately.

Survivors include James

(Beth) of Eagle, NE and

Richard (Ann) of Broomfield,

CO, grandsons, Joe (Misty) of

Hays, KS, and Scott (Jamie) of

Centennial, CO, three granddaughters,

and numerous

nieces and nephews.

Arthur Lohmeyer was preceded

in death by his parents,

Mildred, brothers: Orville and

LaVern; sisters: Charlotte

(Melvin) Hornbostel, Alma

(Raymond) Smith and Adela

(Walter) Langrehr.

A memorial fund has been

established to Good Shepherd

Lutheran Church, or Kansas

Specialty Dog Service.

Contributions may be sent in

care of Ward Funeral Home.

Survivors include her daughter,

Judy (Jerry) Rourke,

Assaria, KS; two sons, Terry

(Donna) Hiatt, Leavenworth,

KS, and Dennis Hiatt and

friend, Susan Dunando, Blue

Rapids, KS; brother, Calvin

Hadorn, Marysville; eight

grandchildren and ten greatgrandchildren.

She was preceded in death

by her parents; husband, Evert;

and brother, Dale.

A memorial fund has been

established to the Beattie

United Methodist Church or

Meadowlark Hospice.

Contributions may be sent in

care of Kinsley Mortuary.

grandchildren.

She was preceded in death

by her parents; son, Gary

Ekberg; sister, Shirley McKee;

brother, Ronald McKee, and

grandson, Kyle.

A memorial fund has been

established and will be designated

at a later date.

Contributions may be sent in

care of Kinsley Mortuary.

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the Forensics Scholars is in

Concordia on the 7th of March.

2A

Then on the 15th Valley

Heights is hosting a meet.

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News Blue Rapids Free Press - Thursday, March 8, 2012 3A

News

Wild & Wacky Weather

Severe Weather Awareness

Week 2012: March 12th-16th

The Kansas Division of

Emergency Management

encourages you to prepare for a

disaster or emergency!

Participate in Severe Weather

Awareness Week activities to

help prepare your family for a

disaster or emergency. Visit

ksready.gov and the Kansas

Division of Emergency

Management Facebook page

during this week to participate

in challenges and contests for

all ages!

Monday, March 12th:

Personal/Family

Preparedness Day

Build a kit! Make a plan! Be

prepared!

Designate storm shelters in

your home! Talk about where

to go during a storm with your

family!

If you complete this challenge

post “I’m Prepared!” to

our Facebook page (Kansas

Division of Emergency

Management) to get entered

into a drawing!

Tuesday, March 13th: Pet

Preparedness Day

Play for your pet during disasters!

Build a disaster kit for

your pet today!

Get a jump start on your pet

disaster kit! Post a picture of

you and your pet to our

Facebook page (Kansas

Division of Emergency

Management) and print and

copy and put it in your pet disaster

kit! If you complete this

By Casi Cochrane

VHHS Journalism

Katelyn Kinzel was born on

challenge and post to our

Facebook page you will get

entered into a drawing!

Wednesday, March 14th:

Fires, Floods, & Tornadoes

(Oh My!)

Learn weather facts and

activites that you can do with

your family to teach weather

safety!

Do you have a weather radio

and/or smoke alarm in your

home? If you have one/both or

purchase and plug one/both in

April 16th of 1994. Kinzel has

two brothers, Stephen and

Ozzy, and is the daughter of

Michelle and Stephen Kinzel.

During Kinzel’s high school

career she has been a part of

FFA, Peer Tutor, Model UN,

and Show Choir for one year.

For two years she’s had places

in the All School, Art class and

Forensics. Outside of school

Kinzel enjoys LARPing (Live

Action Role-Playing games),

playing video games, and

“Pinterest… [I’m an] addict.”

Pinterest is a social media website

were people share ideas

such as crafts by posting

images. “I enjoy doing any random

craft, from making jewelry

to cutting up t-shirts.”

Kinzel believes she has

“really grown into her skin and

is the happiest she had ever

been.” Kinzel doesn’t concern

herself with how others will

remember her; she feel it is

more important to focus on

how she views herself.” Putting

herself in other people’s shoes

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Thursday, March 15th:

Lightning Safety

Learn how to stay safe during

a lightning storm!

Do you have any awesome

lightning photos? Post them to

our Facebook page (Kansas

Division of Emergency

Management) today!

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Friday, March 16th:

Household Safety

Learn facts about hazardous

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Visit ksready.gov or our

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Don’t be scared, be prepared!

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MarE Whitson Signs To Sterling College

MarE Whitson signed a letter of intent to play Football for Sterling College.

Pictured (Left to Right): Jill Whitson, MarE Whitson, Coach Trimble and Lew Whitson.

(Photo by Deb Barrington)

Senior Of The Week: Katelyn Kinzel

before making a decision, is

what Kinzel feels makes her

unique and is an important trait

to have when considering politics,

another interest of

Kinzel’s. She is so involved in

the interest of politics that she

called into an online television

show to talk about whom she

wanted as president and why

The Constitution is so important.

Kinzel feels too old to be in

High School but still has a

childlike excitement about

what her future holds. The

excitement reminds her of

when she was a kid hearing the

Katelyn Kinzel

ice cream truck singing from

several blacks away and rushing

to the edge of the street

waiting in anticipation for its

arrival and the ice cream

reward. She hears her future

calling and is anxiously awaiting

the arrival of the graduation

and the new experience that

will fallow.

As of right now Kinzel’s

future dreams are to remain

involved in theater and art, possibly

as a theater teacher.

Recently she has auditioned for

a technical theater scholarship

to K-State University, in effort

to obtain a theater degree.

Daylight Savings Time Begins

Don’t forget to turn your clocks

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Congratulations to Ryan

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the birth of Jace Ryan

Jace was born on March 2nd at 4:45 p.m.

He weighs 7 lbs 14 oz and is 19 3/4 inches long

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Reopening March 10, 2012

Barnes, Kansas

Mon. thru Sat. 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Antiques, General

Store, Grocery Items

Wanted: Local

Kansas Vendors,

Antiques and

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crafts.

Will accept

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Grant My Wish

Story by: Jessica Flower

VHHS Journalism

Planning for changes to next

year’s curriculum, Rhonda

Joseph Valley Heights Family

and Consumer Science teacher,

applies for a grant to purchase a

“comprehensive Consumer

Education curriculum that is upto-date.”

Joseph submitted a

statement explaining why

Valley Heights High School

8:30 a.m. Continental

Breakfast

Courtesy of:

Settle Inn at Spring Creek

9 a.m. Welcome and

Overview

• Linda Honeyman, Seneca

Travel and Tourism

• Dr. Raffaele DeVito, Chair,

Kansas International Trade

Coordinating Council

9:15 a.m. Getting Started

and Staying in the

Game: Trade and Your

Company’s Bottom Line

Presented by:

• Robert Rebori, President,

Bio-Microbics,

2011 Kansas Governor’s

Exporter of the Year

• John Pierson, CFO, Wenger

Manufacturing,

1989 Kansas Governor’s

Exporter of the Year

• Don Landoll, President and

Chairman, Landoll Corp.

2001 Kansas Governor’s

Exporter of the Year

10 a.m. Break

10:15 a.m. Effective State

and Federal

Resources/State Trade

Export Promotion Grant

Presented by:

• Ruby Sirna, International

Trade Specialist,

U.S. Department of

Commerce, U.S. Commercial

Service – Kansas City

• Linda F. (Bailey) Glover,

Senior LRS, U.S. Small

Business Administration

• Nathalie Scharf, STEP

Grant Manager, Kansas

Department of Commerce,

Trade Development Division

11 a.m. Panel and Audience

Discussion

Moderator:

• Dr. Raffaele DeVito

11:30 a.m. Lunch

Sponsored by:

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should be one of the 250 schools

who will receive the H&R

Block Dollars & Sense

Curriculum Grant. Joseph

states, “The way they decide

who is awarded a grant is

through [online] voting.” All

qualifying applications will be

posted at www.hrblockdollarsandsense.combetween

the

dates of March 1 through April

17, 2012. Visitors may view

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and vote for the school they feel

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address is required to vote. The

limit for voting is one vote per

email address per day and the

days voting begins at 12:00 a.m.

and ends at 11:59 p.m. CT. “The

curriculum is valued at $1,500

and would be beneficial to my

Consumer Education Class. If

Mrs. Joesph gives instructions to FCCLA members at the blood drive.

you could go on and vote and

encourage everyone you know

personally or through Facebook

to vote, then hopefully we can

win one of the grants. I would

appreciate anyone’s help with

this process,” states Joseph.

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Prison For 2nd-Degree Murder

MARYSVILLE – (March 6,

2012) – A Marysville woman

has been sentenced to nearly 15

years in prison for seconddegree

intentional murder and

aggravated assault, Kansas

Attorney General Derek

Schmidt said today.

Amanda Baynton, 25, was

sentenced Tuesday in Marshall

County District Court by Judge

John L. Weingart to 178

months in the Kansas

Department of Corrections.

The crimes occurred on June 8,

2011, resulting in the death of

her husband, Derek Bjorn

Baynton. Ms. Baynton pled no

contest to the charges on

January 25, 2012.

Assistant Attorney General

Amy Hanley prosecuted the

case with the assistance of

Marshall County Attorney

Laura Johnson-McNish. The

case was investigated by the

Kansas Bureau of Investigation

with the assistance of the

Marysville and Blue Rapids

Police departments.

Amanda Baynton

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Blue Rapids Free Press - Thursday, March 8, 2012 5A

VHHS Forensic Squad Wins First In Five Events At TVL

By Lynette Steele-Coon

VHHS Forensic Squad travels

to Centralia on Wednesday,

February 22nd to compete at

the annual TVL Forensic

Tournament. Valley Heights

competes in seven of the nine

events that are offered.

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liminary rounds, Valley

Heights had eight events qualify

for the medal round with

four students missing the medal

round by only one quality

point. When the results were

tabulated, Valley Heights

brought home a first in Poetry

by Jessie Zidek, jr., a first in

Prose by Katie Kinzel, sr., a

first in Solo Acting Humorous

by Treg Arganbright, jr., a first

in Solo Acting Serious by Drew

Mann, fr., a first in Duet Acting

by Alex Laughlin, jr. and Jessie

Zidek, a second in IDA by Treg

Arganbright and Alex

Laughlin, a third in Poetry by

Brooke Claycamp, jr. All of

these students had the added

distinction of qualifying for

State Champs based upon their

places. In addition, Haden

Botkin made it to the medal

round and got a sixth place in

Solo Acting Serious.

Everyone on the team was

considered a winner when their

points contributed to VHHS

taking third place in sweepstakes

preceded by Linn in first

place and Bern in second place.

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“We have a warm friendly home like environment that

you feel when you enter the door.”

“I was proud of the team, they

have worked hard and did an

outstanding job representing

our school,” said Mrs. Coon.

“We had a couple of newcomers

to the team and a couple of

new events that scored well for

the first time out. We are

halfway through the season and

some of these new students are

going to do very well. We also

greatly missed Jerrika Chase,

freshman team member who

was absent recovering from

recent heart surgery.”

“It was really neat to see all

of my teammates go to the

medal ceremony and then even

more exciting to see Valley

Heights the only school left up

there at the end to receive their

first place medals five times,”

said Jessie Medina, jr. “I’m

going to work hard to qualify

for state, too this season.”

Competing at TVL are:

Treg Arganbright – 1st in

Solo Acting Serious and 2nd in

IDA

Haden Botkin – 6th in Solo

Acting Humorous and competed

in Prose

Brooke Claycamp- 3rd in

Poetry and competed in Duet

Acting

Sheldon Kenworthy –

Competed in Poetry and Duet

Acting

Katie Kinzel – 1st in Prose

and competed in Poetry

Alex Laughlin – 1st in Duet

Acting and 2nd in IDA

Drew Mann – 1st in Solo

Acting Serious and competed

in Duet Acting

Isacc Medina – Competed in

Prose and IDA

Jessie Medina - Competed in

IDA

Vanessa Moctezuma –

Competed Prose

Tommy Tryon – Competed

in Original Oration Speech and

Duet Acting

Jessie Zidek – 1st in Poetry

and 1st in Duet Acting

(Jerrika Chase – absent)

Valley Heights competes in

Marysville on Saturday,

February 25th and then in

Concordia on March 3rd. After

that, Valley Heights will host

their St. Paddy’s Forensic

Tournament at the high school

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out is encouraged to call the

high school at 363-2508 and

speak to Mrs. Coon.

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VHHS Forensics Squad at the TVL tournament.

Back Row (Left to Right): Hayden Botkin, Jesse

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Laughlin, Tommy Tryon and Isacc Medina.

Front Row (Left to Right): Brooke Claycamp, Drew

Mann, Jerrika Chase, Jessie Zidek and Katie Kinzel.

(Photo by Lynette Steele-Coon)

Jail Report

Marshall County Sheriff’s

Department

Jail Activity Sheet

Week of: Feb. 26 to Mar. 4

Name: Nicholas Morley

Address: Marysville

Date of birth: 05/27/1988

Charge: Out of county warrant

Date of Arrival: 02/27/2012

Date of Release: 02/27/2012

Conditions: $1,000 c/s bond

Name: John Koelsch

Address: El Dorado

Date of birth: 01/20/1978

Charge: court appearance

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Date of Release: n/a

Conditions: still incarcerated

Name: Cathy O’Donnell

Address: Marysville

Date of birth: 12/06/1959

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Date of Release: 03/01/2012

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Address: Marysville

Date of birth: 10/11/1978

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Address: Marysville

Date of birth: 12/13/1948

Charge: DUI

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Date of Release: 03/03/2012

Conditions: $750 cash bond

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Address: San Antonio, Tx.

Date of birth: 07/30/1981

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Marshall County Minutes

February 27, 2012

The Board of Marshall

County Commissioners met in

regular adjourned session with

Thomas K. Holle Chairman;

Charles R. Loiseau and Robert

S. Connell members; and

Sonya L. Stohs, County Clerk

present.

The meeting was called to

order at 9:00 a.m.

The Board opened the meeting

with the flag salute.

The minutes and agenda

were approved as presented

upon a motion by Charles R.

Loiseau moved, seconded by

Robert S. Connell.

Unanimous.

Vince O'Toole, Marysville

was present to observe the

meeting.

County Treasurer Linda

Weber met with the Board to

discuss the Annual Report for

the Home City Sewer and the

By Kaitlyn Wilson

VHHS Journalism

The Teens as Teachers volunteered

their time on

Wednesday, February 22, in

order to help elementary students

understand the dangers of

alcohol and tobacco use. The

organization, led by Kathy

Steinfort, brings coloring page

handouts, stickers, and various

demonstrations – like short

skits about the big bad wolf

smoking, and an assortment of

undesirable household chemicals

that are used in cigarettes –

to show the children what hazards

they will encounter by

divulging in bad habits. The

Teens as Teachers volunteered

their time at both Waterville

and Blue Rapids Elementary

from noon-3 pm. “My favorite

part was when the fourth

graders had to trace a body and

make it look like a smoker,”

said Freshman Katlynn Treff.

“My group was four girls and

one boy. The girls just took it

over and put jewelry and makeup

on their person.” Treff says

that it was really nerve racking

for her to be in front of people,

even ones as young as the elementary

students. “I’m just not

good in front of people, so I let

the others in my group do the

talking while I handed out the

coloring worksheets.”

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Home City Sewer Boards

request to raise the rates for

Home City Sewer from $28.00

to $30.00 and the late fee from

$2.00 to $15.00.

Robert S. Connell moved,

seconded by Charles R.

Loiseau to approve Resolution

# 12-02-27-1 due to the rising

cost of operating and maintenance

and the need to be prepared

to replace aging equipment

within the Home City

Sewer District #1, the monthly

service fee will be increased by

$2.00 per month beginning

April 1, 2012. The new fee

amount will be $30.00 per

month with $19.00 going

toward the debt obligation and

$11.00 for operation and maintenance.

Unanimous.

Register of Deeds Martha

Roesch met with the Board to

discuss the 2012 Annual

Peopleware contract with

Computer Information

Concepts, Greeley, Co in the

amount of $8,815.00 which is

an increase of $250.00 from the

2011 Computer Information

Concepts contract for maintenance

and software on the

Register of Deeds office.

Charles R. Loiseau moved, seconded

by Thomas K. Holle to

approve the 2012 Annual

Peopleware contract with

Computer Information

Concepts, Greeley, CO in the

amount of $8,815.00.

Unanimous.

Public Works Administrator

Mike Craig and Public Works

Coordinating Supervisor Larry

Polson met with the Board.

Robert S. Connell moved,

seconded by Charles R.

Loiseau to approve the following

purchase orders.

Unanimous.

Newman Traffic Signs,

Jamestown, ND for 60-42" sign

blades $1,052.40-E-911 Local

fund-P.O. # 106761

Truck Repair Plus, Inc.,

Marysville, KS for labor and

parts for truck repair

$1,892.09-Road & Bridge

fund-P.O. # 106759

Thomas K. Holle moved,

seconded by Charles R.

Loiseau to go into executive

session for fifteen minutes at

10:03 a.m. to discuss matters of

non-elected personnel with

Public Works Administrator

Mike Craig and Public Works

Coordinating Supervisor Larry

Polson present. Unanimous.

Charles R. Loiseau moved,

seconded by Robert S. Connell

to approve the following 2010

abatements with a value of

2,930 and a total tax of $458.29

and 2011 abatements with a

value of 728 and a total tax of

$128.92. Unanimous.

Robert S. Connell , seconded

by Thomas K. Holle to approve

the following purchase order.

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Members of Teens as

Teachers are:

Freshmen – Peyton Manley,

Katlynn Treff, Kelsey Potter

Sophomore – Charles Musil

Juniors – Katie Musil,

Kristena Crumbley

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Vicki Gross, Marysville was

present to observe the meeting

at 10:55 a.m.

Sheriff Daniel A. Hargrave

met with the Board to recommend

hiring Mark Dewalt,

Blue Rapids from part-time to

full-time Corrections Officer I

at $12.14 an hour for the

Sheriff's Department effective

March 1, 2012. Charles R.

Loiseau moved, seconded by

Thomas K. Holle to approve

the move of Mark Dewalt from

part-time Corrections Officer

to full-time Corrections Officer

I at $12.14 an hour effective

March 1, 2012. Unanimous.

Robert S. Connell moved,

seconded by Charles R.

Loiseau to approve the

County's share of payrolls and

related vouchers, as presented,

processed the motor vehicle

payroll and issued manual warrants

from the representative

funds. Unanimous.

Economic Development

Director George McCune and

Community Development

Coordinator Juanita McCune

met with the Board to give

them a weekly update.

Robert S. Connell moved,

seconded by Charles R.

Loiseau to approve the 2011

County Inventory, as presented.

Unanimous.

Robert S. Connell moved,

seconded by Charles R.

Loiseau to adjourn at 12:02

p.m. Unanimous. The next

scheduled meeting will be

Monday, March 5, 2012 starting

at 9:00 a.m.

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Country Place Senior Living Feb. Activities For Rent

Country Place Senior Living

in Marysville has seen lots of

activity the past month. In

observance of National Jello

Week, residents tasted 4 flavors

of Jello and tried to guess what

it was. Valentines were made

to send to loved ones and a

Valentine’s party was enjoyed.

In observance of President’s

Day, presidential trivia was

enjoyed. Shoefly pie and sour

cream raisin pie were a special

treat for National Pie Day.

Heart Month was observed by

having 3 staff from Community

Memorial Healthcare present a

program on how to keep a

healthy heart. The Marysville

Public Library presented a program

on the services they can

provide as well as the various

forms of media available. This

was in observance of National

Library Lovers Month. Wii

bowling and indoor golf are

gaining popularity with the residents.

Of special interest to

several residents was a program

presented by Pastor

Charlene Barnes on the history

Home Notes

By Susan A. Latta - CEA

Marshall County Extension

Agent

With lent upon us, many in

our community are making an

effort to eat more fish. While

everyone knows eating fish is

good for you, most of us don’t

make the effort to incorporate

more fish into our diet.

The fats in certain fish are a

great source of Omega-3 fatty

acids that research has shown

may help prevent heart disease,

diabetes, some types of cancers,

and arthritis. Omega-3

fatty acids may also help in the

prevention of Alzheimer’s and

help prevent blood clots that

cause stroke. Omega-3's help

to raise our HDL or food cholesterol

and may even help prevent

hearing loss.

Fish high in Omega-3 fatty

acids include salmon, mackerel,

herring, lake trout, sardines,

and albacore tuna. The latest

Dietary Guidelines for

Americans, which are published

by the Department of

Health and Human Services

and by the Department of

Agriculture, emphasize the

importance of eating fish at

least twice a week.

We aren’t so good at cooking

fish because Americans eat

By Michael Vogt

Marshall County Extension

Agent

As our farmers and small

business owners age, they begin

to think about how they will

pass their farm or business to

the next generation. Also, with

the agricultural economy being

strong, we are seeing more

young people wanting to come

back to farm. To pass the farm

to the next generation requires

planning.

I would like to share with

you six steps by Michael

Langemeier, professor in

Kansas State University’s

Department of Agricultural

Economics, for farm and small

business transition planning. A

farm or business transition plan

can help farm operators and

small business owners chart the

course for future growth and

sustainability of their farm or

small business.

“Strategic planning, which

should be an ongoing process,

is most important during times

of transition,” Langemeier said.

When an operation is bringing

on a new family member or hiring

new employees, those are

vital times to devise or reevaluate

the strategic plan.

“Formally or informally, the

discussion needs to take place

between family members so

everyone knows their role,” he

said.

Once that discussion begins,

the most important topic is

assets, he added. Farm operations

have many assets that

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of the church in which they

grew up, Friedens Lutheran

Church of Home. The

Westminster Dog Show as well

as K. U. and K. S. U. basketball

games have been enjoyed as a

group activity. In observance

of National Responsible Pet

Owner’s Month, Becca

(Sanner)Lanik, veterinarian

technician from Wahoo, NE,

presented a program on how to

keep a healthy pet. Melva

Sanner, Director of Country

Place, brought her Chesapeake

Bay Retriever, Bella, to demonstrate

various tricks and obedience

training Melva has done

with her. Mardi Gras was

observed with a traditional

New Orleans meal of

Jambalaya and King Cake with

the traditional tiny doll hid in

one piece. Musicians performing

for Country Place this

month were: Galen and

Thelma Latta, JoAnn Walcott,

Pauline Lindhorst, Tom

Schutts, Wayne Fisher, and

Larry and Betty Robb.

only about 15 pounds of fish

per person per year at home,

yet enjoy eating twice the

amount at restaurants each

year.

Cooking fish is not difficult

if we know some basics. It is

different than cooking beef.

Fish has very little connective

tissue, so it is more delicate

when cooked. The meat is not

red because, unlike a large animal,

it does not need a lot of

oxygen to move long distances.

Fish also continues to cook

after it is removed from the

heat, so we want to be careful

to not over cook. Marinating

can add flavor and moisture,

but fish should only be marinated

for about an hour and not

with an acidic tenderizer, which

can make the fish mushy.

Unless we live near a large

body of water, most of the fish

we prepare will be frozen or

canned. Fresh fish only keeps

one or two days in the refrigerator

and would then need to be

frozen. At the store, we are

most familiar with prepared

fish, like frozen fish sticks, fillets,

and canned tuna. After

frozen prepared fish and

canned tuna, canned salmon

comes in a close third in our

choices of fish. If you choose a

should be used efficiently. It is

important for farmers to monitor

their past performance, compare

themselves to competitors,

and determine if growth or staying

the same size will be the

most financially responsible.

Langemeier cited six steps

that can be beneficial for farm

operations.

Step 1- Develop an effective

mission statement. Consider

what makes the operation

unique, business values and

what the business should be

recognized for. Motivating

employees and focusing efforts

are two benefits of a clear mission

statement.

Step 2 – Formulate goals and

objectives for the business. This

means having specific, measurable,

attainable, rewarding and

timed smart goals which will

provide strong reference points

for decision making and measuring

progress.

It is important to have specific

goals. Instead of wanting the

farm to grow, specify you want

the farm to grow by a certain

profit or acreage each year.

Measurable goals let you look

back in five years and see if you

grew by a set amount.”

Using a SWOT analysis

investigates the strengths,

weaknesses, opportunities, and

threats associated with the business

in the third and fourth

steps.

Step 3 – Focus on firm

resources. Strengths and weaknesses

reflect the internal components

of the business.

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Veterinary Technician of Wahoo, NE.

(Photo courtesy of Country Place Senior Living)

prepared fish be sure to read the

package label. Many prepared

fish products contain mostly

breading, are deep fried which

make them high in unhealthy

fat, and can be high in added

salt.

Tuna is a healthy choice,

especially if packed in water

and served without adding

extra dressings.

We are going to focus on

salmon, which many nutritionist

consider one of our very best

foods for offering health benefits

and value. Salmon is a fish

even people who don’t like fish

can enjoy eating. Salmon is

firm enough to grill, bake,

poach, or broil and does not dry

out as easily as other fish.

Cooked salmon can be eaten

hot or cold. It comes fresh,

frozen, smoked, and canned.

Fresh salmon should smell

fresh, not fishy. If frozen, thaw

in refrigerator over night before

cooking. Either red or pink

canned salmon is easy to prepare

because it is already

cooked. Some canned salmon

contains bones, which can be

crushed and cooked into the

meat, but more prefer to

remove the bones and skin

before preparing.

This recipe is a quick and

Contemplate human, physical,

financial, technological, and

consumer resources. The

important thing to do is think

about changes that may occur in

the near future that would

impact your farm’s ability to

compete or changes that could

lead to profitable endeavors.

Step 4 – Evaluate opportunities

and threats in the external

environment of the business.

Survey the current and future

business environment centers

around competitors, markets,

powers of suppliers and buyers,

and the operating environment.

Ask such questions as, “What

are the key factors to competitive

success?” “What are the

industry’s dominant economic

traits?”

Step 5 – Identify and select

strategies to achieve goals and

objectives set in Step 2. This

step requires matches to be

made between strengths and

opportunities outlined in Steps

3 and 4.

Step 6 – Engage in continuous

self-assessment and strategy

refinement. Develop best

practices to monitor success.

Langemeier said that farmers

may need to make revisions if

their monitoring shows undesirable

outcomes from the strategic

plan. He recommends

reevaluating at the beginning or

end of each year, adding that it

won’t take much time, but is an

important way to start or end

the year.

Strategic planning is an

important part of the farm or

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easy way to prepare and serve

salmon. You can use fresh (or

frozen and thawed) salmon.

Easy Baked Salmon

1 pound salmon steaks = 4

servings (or 1 individual package

per person)

Lemon juice

Olive or Vegetable Oil

Dill seasoning

Ground pepper

Onion

Preheat the oven to 350 F.

Place salmon steak on foil, skin

side down, and brush generously

with lemon juice and then

with oil. Sprinkle with dill and

pepper to taste. Place very thin

slices of onion on top of

salmon. Fold aluminum so it is

sealed and bake in pre-heated

oven for 18-22 minutes.

Thicker steaks will take longer

to cook than thinner steaks.

When done, the meal should

easily flake off with a fork.

Other flavors to try include

dijon mustard, salad dressings,

or barbeque. You might try

other seasonings such as basil,

tarragon, or parsley. Salmon

pairs well with many foods

including pasta, rice, or rye

breads. Refrigerate leftovers

immediately.

Strategic Planning Key in Farm Transitions

small business transition planning.

If you would like to learn

more about farm transition

planning, the River Valley

Extension District will be holding

a conference called,

“Passing on the Family Farm or

Agri-Business.” This conference

will be held on Saturday,

March 31, 2012 at Cloud

County Community College in

Concordia, KS. The conference

will start at 9:00 A.M. The conference

will feature Roger

McEowen, Iowa State

University Ag Law Specialist

and Ron Hanson, University of

Nebraska Extension

Agricultural Economist. More

details are available at the River

Valley Extension District webs

i t e

http://www.rivervalley.ksu.edu/

DesktopDefault.aspx. This is

going to be an excellent conference

about transition planning

similar to the one we hosted in

Marysville a few years ago.

For more information, you

can contact me at the Marshall

County Extension Office by

calling (785) 562-3531, or Email

me with your questions at

mvogt@ksu.edu.

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Blue Rapids Free Press - Thursday, March 8, 2012 8A

Lady Mustangs Fall To Hanover In Semi-Finals, 52-58

Lesley Frohberg (14) goes up for a layup against Hanover’s Riley Doebele (14).

Lesley scored 15 points for the Lady Mustangs.

Sidney Blackburn (23) takes a shot while Bluejay’s

Shelby Bruna (15) tries to block it.

Drew Mann (35) jumps high over the Hanover defense

to take a shot on her way to scoring 16 points.

Photos by Jon Brake and Linda Brake.

Blue Rapids Pool

The Blue Rapids Pool

Committee has been working

hard for the last four years to

keep our pool open. A couple

of years ago the city wanted to

shut our pool down due to the

pools conditions. We are in

desperate need of a new pool.

The committee has been

working hard on fundraisers

and getting a pool design

drawn up to show the community

their ideas. In August it

will be on the voting ballet to

possibly raise sales tax so we

can afford a new pool. If it

doesn’t pass it will go back on

the ballet in November.

If you have any questions

you may contact Jaime Land at

785 562 6242 or Jean

Gallagher at 785 268 0084.

All donations are accepted

and appreciated. They may

also be dropped off at the State

Bank of Blue Rapids.

The pool design includes

zero entry, baby pool, splash

pad, slide, 2 life guard stand,

high and low dive, a new pump

house, and a new bath house.

Cassidy Coggins (12) drives the ball around Bluejay’s Morganne Zabokrtsky (23) to

get the ball down court.

Lesley Frohberg (14) and Drew Mann (35) reach to keep the ball away from

Hanover’s Ashley Hynek (13).

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