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Blue Rapids, Ks

& Manhattan, Ks

The City of Blue Rapids

recived this letter from Deputy

Secretary of Kansas

Department Jerome T. Younger.

Here is the letter:

Dear Mr. Nowak:

Thank you for sharing your

concerns regarding detour

routes for the K-9 Coon Creek

Bridge replacement project in

Marshall County. Safety of the

traveling public is at the core of

every decision that the Kansas

Department of Transportation

(KDOT) makes.

The K-9 over Coon Creek

bridge replacement project in

Marshall County (KA-2101-

01) is tentatively scheduled for

a late fall 2014 letting with projected

construction taking up to

eight months maximum, weather

permitting. The existing 26’

wide two-girder structure is

scheduled to be replaced with a

36’ wide (two 12’ wide lanes

with 6’ shoulders) structure.

KDOT is still working on the

design plans for the bridge

project, thus the final construction

plans, including traffic

impacts, have not yet been

finalized.

With numerous transportation

needs across the state,

KDOT must make prudent,

timely and cost-effective decisions

that benefit the safety and

driving experience for all travelers

throughout our state.

With that said, KDOT continues

to look at ways to implement

processes that provide

cost-effective alternatives to

highway construction projects.

KDOT is planning to utilize an

accelerated construction

process on this bridge replacement

project, which means that

the majority of the bridge will

be constructed off-site which

will allow K-9 over Coon

Creek to be closed during construction

for a period of only 60

Free Press

Vol. 3 Number 43 Thursday, April 26, 2012

The Kansas Department of Transportation now say that the Coon Creek bridge one mile west of Waterville will be

closed for 60 days, that is down from the eight-months that had planned. Area residents have been calling and e-mailing

KDOT and the State Senator and Representative about the problems the closed bridge would bring.

Bridge Work Cut To 60-Days

days. A typical bridge replacement

project this size typically

will have the roadway closed

for approximately eight months

for the bridge construction.

The 60-day period would be

scheduled during the summer

months and K-9 would be

reopened before the fall school

session begins.

KDOT design staff have

evaluated various options to

handle traffic during the bridge

replacement project and determined

that the preferred option

is to detour traffic via a designated

marked route on the state

highway system. As you mentioned,

there is no good local

detour route and phased construction,

such as building the

bridge half at a time is not possible

due to the fact that the

existing structure is a two-girder

structure. A shoofly detour

route was considered, but there

are significant costs related to

the amount of embankment

needed and the large temporary

drainage structures needed to

appropriately accommodate the

creek flows during construc-

Czech Festival Is Saturday

One of the events offered

during the Czech Festival April

28 in Blue Rapids will be

“Checking your Ancestors”

(Czech or otherwise). Jan

Wilkes, a long time genealogist,

will make a presentation at

11:00 am at the Community

Center on how to use the features

in the free web site

www.FamilySearch.org.

Images from the site will be

projected for all to see and ask

questions. Jan will search for

information on your ancestors

so you have a few weeks to

gather some basic information

such as names and dates to start

your hunt. She will also discuss

subscription web sites that

can be accessed in Family

History Centers.

At 2:00 that afternoon, the

Editorial: By Jon A. Brake

Well, the phone calls and e-mails from residents in Marshall

and Washington Counties did some good. The Kansas

Department of Transportation took a second look at the bridge

one mile West of Waterville and decided that closing the highway

for six to eight months might be a little too long. In this

letter to the City of Blue Rapids Deputy Secretary Jerome

Younger says they plan to close the bridge for 60-days rather

than the 6-8 months.

Yes, 60-days is better but they are still throwing traffic onto

Township Roads that are not built for that kind of traffic. No

one, no one from this area is going to drive to Marysville, west

on US36 and than back down to Barnes or Greenleaf, that's

more that 40-miles. KDOT has no concern for the people in

this area. They can give millions of dollars to Kansas City,

Topeka, Wichita and Manhattan to beautify the ditches but

when it comes to saving lives in small counties, they do not

have the money. If you feel the state needs to put in a

“Shoofly” contact Mr. Younger’s two bosses:

Secretary of Transportation Mike King (785) 296-3461 or

E-mail: publicinfo@ksdot.org or Governor Sam Brownback

(785) 296-5059 (No e-mail address)

session will be held at the

Public Library on the Square at

which time you will be given

more individual help. Bring

your laptop if you have one. If

you have questions, please

email plumswede@yahoo.com.

Jan Wilkes has done extensive

family genealogies and has

a talent for turning tiny leads

into a whole new branch of the

family. She is related locally to

the Smercheck-Pishney/Pishny

families. This is a rare chance

to have help from her on finding

more about your ancestors.

Watch & listen for future

information about events at the

Czech Festival, Saturday April

28. A Czech lunch will be from

11:00-2:00 at the Community

Center.

tion. A low speed shoofly that

would accommodate traffic

safely across the creek would

With a staff almost half the

size as last yearâ€s, the

seven Valley Heights

Journalism staff members have

been put to the test all year. The

staff is responsible for photographing

and writing about student

academic and athletic

activities. Putting this into perspective

that means each journalism

member is responsible

for following and reporting on

cost 2-3 times more than the

construction of an average

shoofly.

We also spoke with the

Marshall County Emergency

Manager regarding emergency

services coverage for the residents

of Blue Rapids,

Waterville, Barnes and

Greenleaf during the proposed

60-day closure of K-9. All the

details regarding emergency

coverage during the closure

have not yet been ironed out,

but KDOT staff will continue

to communicate with emergency

services regarding the

bridge closure. KDOT will

also provide plenty of notice

well in advance of the project

start to keep the media, public

and local stakeholders

informed on construction phasing

and traffic impacts for the

project.

nearly 30 students per week, or

keeping up with what is going

on in all 34 plus groups, clubs,

and sporting organizations at

Valley Heights. All this while at

the same time learning how to

write journalistically, take photos,

conduct an interview, run a

website, operate the two yearbook

software programs among

other tasks.

Blue Rapids

Forensics Team

Performs Friday

State Forensic Champ-ionships

are Saturday, May 5th in

Salina and the Valley Heights

Forensic Team is polishing

their pieces to hopefully bring

home some medals. Six students

have qualified for State

Champs (the top competitive

event for forensic students.)

Jessie Zidek – Poetry and Duet

Acting, Brooke Claycamp -

Poetry and Alex Laughlin –

Prose, Duet Acting and IDA are

back for a third year in a row.

Treg Arganbright qualified his

second year in a row with his

Solo Acting Humorous and

IDA. Drew Man, has qualified

with her Solo Acting Serious as

Blue Rapids has once again

been recognized by the Kansas

Forest Service and the Arbor

Day Foundation as a Tree City

USA Community. Blue Rapids

has been recognized as a Tree

City USA for 30 years.

To qualify for Tree City USA

a community must designate a

tree board or department by

municipal ordinance to operate

the program, have an annual

budget of $2 per capita and participate

in Arbor Day with a

proclamation and tree planting

ceremony. Blue Rapids tree

board members are: Don Musil,

Chairman, John Schwartz, Joe

a first year freshman. Katie

Kinzel is taking her Prose and

her Poetry as a first year

Champs (last year she won a

place on the Festival team.)

Haden Botkin, qualified for

State Festival with his poetry

piece, as did Tommy Tryon and

Vanessa Moctezuma for IDA.

The community has an

opportunity to see the State

Champs finalists perform this

Friday night, April 27th at 7pm

at the Valley Heights

Commons. Refreshments will

be served after the show. Come

see our local talent and cheer

them on.

Blue Rapids: Tree

City USA x30

As the school year winds

down, the staff members are

put into over-drive rushing to

complete yearbook pages while

trying to keep up with the many

end-of-the-year events. The

staff’s goal is to include each

high school member in the

yearbook three times and

include as many junior high

students as possible. This

means working overtime,

Warders, Dennis Osborne and

Jan Bergkamp.

In Kansas only one tree is

being planted for every four

removed. The national trend

reveals that urban areas are

expanding by 2.2 million acres

each year. The values that trees

provide are generally not considered

as urban expansion

occurs. Consequently, valuable

green space is lost each year.

Citizens are encouraged to

thank their volunteer tree board

members who serve on the

city’s tree board. Arbor is April

27, 2012.

Baccalaureate Will Be May 6th

The Valley Heights High

School Baccalaureate for the

Seniors will be held on Sunday

evening May 6th at 7:30 p.m. at

the VHHS commons area. Rev.

Marilyn Sweet of the United

Presbyterian Church will give

the opening, Rev. Richard

Coleman of the New Hope

Presbyterian Church will give

the message. Payer for the

Seniors will be given by Pastor

Fletcher Abbott of the Berean

Church. Rev. Debby Dick of

the United Methodist Church

will give the closing.

Music will be provided by

local talent. Cookies, punch

and coffee will be available to

the public at the conclusion of

the service and provided by the

ladies of the community

churches.

Journalism Staff: Back Row - Isacc Medina, Morgan Wilkinson, Lexi Hartloff. Front Row - Kaitlyn Wilson, Alicia

Vega, Jessica Flower, Casi Cochrane.

Valley Heights Yearbooks On Sale Now

which is really after-school

hours each week. But all this

extra work is paying off as the

2012 Mustang yearbook is well

underway and everyone can

reserve their own copy between

now and April 27th. Please visit

www.jostens.com to order

online, or see one of the journalism

staff members.


Obituaries Blue Rapids Free Press - Thursday, April 26, 2012

August L. Glaeys

August L. Claeys, 87, of

Marysville, KS, died Monday,

April 16, 2012 at Community

Memorial Health Care in

Marysville.

Visitation was Thursday

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

Kinsley Mortuary and one hour

prior to service times at the

church.

A rosary service was held at

7 p.m., Thursday, April 19, at

St. Gregory's Catholic Church,

Marysville.

Mass of Christian Burial was

held at 10:30 a.m., Friday, April

20, at St. Gregory's. Father Jim

Gary W. Tobin

Gary W. Tobin, 73, of

Marysville, KS, died Tuesday,

April 17, 2012, at his home

north of Marysville.

Visitation was Friday, April

20, from 10 a.m. until 9 p.m. at

Kinsley Mortuary. The family

received friends from 5 to 7

p.m.

A funeral service was held at

10:00 a.m., Saturday, April 21

at Kinsley Mortuary. Pastor

Donnie Stuart officiated.

The pallbearers were Ron

Jacques, Jim Lange, Dennis

L’Ecuyer, Rick Meinecke,

Norbert D. Slupianek

Norbert D. Slupianek, 91, of

Marysville, KS, died Friday,

April 20, 2012 at Community

Memorial Healthcare in

Marysville.

Visitation will be Friday,

April 27, from 10 a.m. until 9

p.m. Kinsley Mortuary. The

family will receive friends

from 6 to 8 p.m.

Celebration of Life services

are planned for 2:00 p.m.,

Saturday, April 28, at the

Evangelical United Church of

Christ in Marysville.

Norbert was born March 23,

Cecilia A. Holle

Cecilia A. Holle, 89, of

Marysville, KS, died Sunday,

April 22, 2012 at Cambridge

Place.

Visitation will be Wednesday

from 10 a.m. until 9 p.m. at

Kinsley Mortuary.

A funeral service will be held

at 10 a.m., Thursday, April 26,

at Mt. Calvary Lutheran

Church in Marysville. Rev.

Donnie Hofman will officiate.

Carol Wright will play the

organ while the congregation

Marilyn J. Kreger

Marilyn J. Kreger, 77, of

Hanover, KS, died Thursday,

April 19, 2012, at the

Centennial Homestead in

Washington, KS.

A graveside funeral service

was held 10:30 a.m., Saturday,

April 21, at the Hanover City

Cemetery. The service was

conducted by Jonathan

Koehler.

Marilyn Kreger was born

September 2, 1934 in Toledo ,

Ohio. She married Paul F.

Kreger at the Walled Lake

Baptist church, Walled Lake,

Michigan. She joined the Novi

Police Department in 1974, as a

dispatcher but quickly

advanced to a patrol officer,

Shaughnessy officiated.

Dolores Bruna play the

organ while Scotti Claeys sang

“Be Not Afraid”, “Amazing

Grace”, “On Eagles Wings”,

“Song of Farewell” and “How

Great Thou Art.”

The pallbearers were Mike

Ring, Matt Claeys, Kyle

Behrens, Glen Behrens, Doug

Wollenberg and John

Wollenberg.

Burial was in St. Gregory's

Catholic Cemetery.

August was born March 31,

1925 near Marysville, son of

Emiel and Marie (Van Hedke)

Chris Kloppenberg and Bob

Kloppenberg.

The honorary pallbearers

were Jeff Jenkins, Ron Lange,

Jim Lindeen, Vance Meinecke

and Paul Oldehoeft.

Burial was in the Marysville

City Cemetery.

Gary was born September

29, 1938 at Highland, KS, son

of Harvey Warren and Flossie

Mae (Sparks) Tobin. At the age

of six he moved with his family

to Marysville. He attended

Marysville schools and graduated

from Marysville High

1921 at St. Louis, MO, son of

Emil and Freida (Kerston)

Slupianek.

In 1939 he graduated from

Marysville High School. From

1942 to 1946 he was in the U.S.

Army and served one year in

China.

Norbert was self employed

in electronics.

He was a member of

American Legion, Chamber of

Commerce, Country Club and

Harris Fellow.

Family events were of great

importance to him and he loved

sings “I Know That My

Redeemer Lives”, “The Old

Rugged Cross” and “Amazing

Grace.”

The pallbearers will be Carl

Kopp, Ted Griffee, Dyllon

Holle, Roy Dierking, Francis

Hanke and Lawrence Kopp.

Burial will be in the

Marysville City Cemetery.

Cecilia was born July 10,

1922 near Baileyville, KS,

daughter of Bernard and

Fredericka (Knipper)

making her one of the first

female police officers in the

State of Michigan. She wrote

numerous articles for the Novi

Police magazine and had a very

eventful career.

She then moved on in 1977,

to become a highly respected

Union Steward in the community

of Novi.

Marilyn moved to

Commerce in 1984 and served

as the park ranger in

Kensington State Park and in

Dodge State Park No. 4. She

loved working in the parks.

Marilyn moved to Hanover,

Kansas in 1992, where her

daughter Rhoda lived. Since

then she traveled often to spend

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Claeys.

On February 20, 1954 he

married Maxine Wollenberg.

She survives.

Other survivors include his

daughter, Donna (John)

Borgerding, Manhattan; granddaughter,

Danielle Borgerding,

Manhattan; and one greatgrandson,

Dylan Plaice of

Manhattan; brothers, Victor

Claeys, St. George, KS, and

Gus Claeys and Francis Claeys,

both of Marysville.

His parents; sister, Margaret

Wood; and two brothers,

Maurice and Lawrence Claeys,

School in 1956.

Gary served in the U.S. Navy

and was stationed in Hawaii.

While on leave he married

Opal Lange, of Morrowville,

KS, on June 26, 1958. They

lived in Hawaii until being

called home when his father

was killed in an accident. Gary

went to work for the Union

Pacific Railroad as a conductor

and retired in 1994.

Together Gary and Opal

owned and operated the Exotic

Birds Farm north of

Marysville.

being a part of the Tangeman

Family Reunion.

Personal activities that he

enjoyed were traveling, roller

skating, snow skiing and camping

in the same pop-up camper

for 44 years.

He wanted his friends and

family to remember him as an

optimist.

On August 23, 1942 he married

Marcia Tangeman at the

Marysville Evangelical

Church. She survives.

Other survivors include his

children, Larry (Debbie)

Kreutzman. She attended

school at Baileyville.

On April 6, 1954 she married

Arthur Holle at the Zion

Lutheran Church in Herkimer.

She enjoyed gardening, raising

chickens and cooking.

Her parents; husband,

Arthur, on May 20, 1996; four

sisters, Margaret Haverkamp,

Sister Mary Kreutzman, Agnes

Kopp and Alma Kreutzman;

and five brothers, John, Albert,

Ben, Frank and Joe Kreutzman,

time with family, always

returning to Hanover where she

enjoyed her little home on

Main Street. She delighted in

visiting and storytelling with

her many friends and family.

She was a gifted singer, poet,

writer, artist and avid gardener.

In her younger years, she sang

and played folk and country

songs. Marilyn was an animal

lover; she had horses, dogs cats

and even parrots.

Marilyn loved to read and

write, she was a published poet

and writer. Her most recent

poem “The Barn” can be found

in the July 2010 issue of

Reminisce Magazine.

Preceding her in death were

Kenneth L. Sells, Agent

preceded him in death.

August enjoyed farming and

he took great pride in his work.

He went to rural McLeod grade

school and St. Gregory grade

school and Marysville High

school. He served in the United

States Army during the Korean

War from 1951 to 1953.

A memorial fund has been

established and will be designated

later. Contributions may

be sent in care of Kinsley

Mortuary.

Preceding him in death were

his parents; sister, Judy Mayer;

and three brothers, Harvey W.

Tobin, Jr., Dale Jenkins and

Lowell Jenkins.

Survivors include his wife of

54 years, Opal; sister-in-law,

Frances Jenkins, Topeka; and

several nieces and nephews.

A memorial fund has been

established and will be designated

later. Contributions may

be sent in care of Kinsley

Mortuary.

Slupianek, Carey, NC; Lee

(Debbie) Slupianek, Shingle

Springs, CA; Warren (Buff),

Marysville, Norris (Midge

Wichita, KS; nine grandchildren

and four great-grandchildren.

Norbert was preceded in

death by his parents; and brothers,

Carroll and Arlyn

Slupianek.

A memorial fund has been

established in memory of the

Evangelical United Church of

Christ or Marysville High

School Alumnus Association.

preceded her in death.

Survivors include two sons,

Lynn (Gina) Holle, Marysville,

and Larry Holle, Aurora, CO;

two grandchildren; and one

great-granddaughter.

A memorial fund has been

established and will be designated

at a later date.

Contributions may be sent in

care of Kinsley Mortuary.

her parents; husband, Paul;

infant daughter, Christine

Marie; and brother, Joel Still.

She is survived by children,

Lon E Vanderslice Kreger,

Rhoda M. Koehler, Paul F.

Kreger III, David J. Kreger and

Marilyn “Bird” Schramm;

brothers, Jeffory Still, Brian

Still and Richard “Mac” Still;

twelve grandchildren and 25

great-grandchildren.

A memorial fund has been

established in her name.

Contributions may be sent in

care of Kinsley Mortuary,

Marysville, Kansas.

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Bridge Work...

Workers on the bridge East of Blue Rapids are shown working on the deck.

Kristine Stout a handbell soloist plays the “Joybell” at the Waterville Methodist Church Monday night.

No Work If Under 16

According to the Daily

Caller a proposal from the

Obama administration to prevent

children from doing farm

chores has drawn plenty of criticism

from rural-district members

of Congress. But now it’s

attracting barbs from farm kids

themselves.

The Department of Labor is

poised to put the finishing

touches on a rule that would

apply child-labor laws to children

working on family farms,

prohibiting them from perform-

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families’ land.

Under the rules, children

under 18 could no longer work

“in the storing, marketing and

transporting of farm product

raw materials.”

“Prohibited places of

employment,” a Department

press release read, “would

include country grain elevators,

grain bins, silos, feed lots,

stockyards, livestock

exchanges and livestock auctions.”

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NEWS EWS Blue Rapids Free Press - Thursday, April 26, 2012

The Ice Age Monument is taking shape. Workers are shown here putting in a red-tint concrete sidewalk.

Marshall Co. To Kansas Sampler

The Marshall County

Development Corporation/

Tourism are busy preparing to

be part of the 23rd annual

Kansas Sampler Festival to be

held in Liberal’s Light Park on

May 5-6.

Representing Marshall

County will be Bill Oborny,

St. Monica and Saint

Elizabeth Catholic Church in

Blue Rapids is once again making

plans for a Cinco de Mayo

festival which will be held at

the church’s hall at 5:30 pm on

May 5th.

The date is observed in the

United States as a celebration

of Mexican heritage and pride,

and to commemorate the cause

of freedom and democracy during

the first years of the

American Civil War.

Contrary to widespread popular

belief, Cinco de Mayo is

not Mexico's Independence

John Howard, Ann Mann,

Joyce Stryker, Brenda

Staggenborg, Sharon Steenson,

Sandy Isaacson-Bynum.

The statewide celebration is

designed to provide the public

a sample of what there is to see,

do, hear, taste, and buy in

Kansas. MCDC/Tourism will

Day.

St. Monica and Saint

Elizabeth Catholic church had

previously held a Cinco de

Mayo celebration but had not

repeated the event due to the

loss of some key coordinators

The Church feels that this

may become an annual event

since the project leadership

rolls are being handled by

many 2nd generation church

members

Some changes include

The previous more formal

meal will be replace with a

more relaxed Taco bar layout.

promote what there is to see

and do in Marshall County.

Annually, more than 130

Kansas communities of every

size are represented at this premier

outdoor travel festival.

Between 5-8,000 people attend

to find day trip ideas, to hear

Kansas musicians and histori-

Cinco de Mayo Will Be May 5th

Our annual seniors vs.

faculty basketball game will

be held on Monday, April

30, 2012 at Valley Heights

High School. The faculty

women will play the senior

girls at 6:30 PM and the

men’s game will follow

after. We would love to see

you there.

Women Faculty

Gunn, Emily

Hartloff, Mandi

Manley, Marcy

Parker, Sammi

Potter, Kerry

Smith, Kelly

Yungeberg, Jenny

Senior Girls

Christie, Rachel

Cochrane, Cari

Fry, Kourtney

Haile, Kandice

Hale, Wendy

Tormondson,

Miranda

Men Faculty

Noel, Ryan

Trimble, Tony

Nolte, Alex

Potter, Don

Beverages will be offered

separately and not as part of the

meal.

Meal prices will be lower

than previous.

At approximately 7 pm,

there will be a piñata event on

the dance floor for the kids.

Live dancers and recorded

music are being replaced by a

live band. (After the piñata)

Dancing will continue until

11:pm.

Watch for details in an

upcoming edition on the Free

Press.

Faculty, Senior Game April 30th

Stoddard, Eric

Plummer, Adam

Schreiner, Adam

Whitson, Lew

Seniors Boys

Aguirre, Joey

Berger, Levi

Crook, Jordan

Long, Aaron

Oldehoeft, Luke

Tryon, Tommy

VanAlst, Austin

Whitson, Lamar

Zimmerling, Blake

cal performers, to buy Kansas

products, art, and books, and

taste Kansas foods.

The festival is a project of

the Inman-based Kansas

Sampler Foundation whose

mission is to preserve and sustain

rural culture. The festival

was held on the Penner Farm

near Inman from 1990-1997

before it started moving around

the state. Host towns have been

Pratt, Ottawa, Independence,

Newton, Garden City,

Concordia, and Leavenworth.

The 2012 Kansas Sampler

Festival will be held in

Liberal’s Light Park at 11th and

Kansas on Saturday, May 5

from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and

Sunday, May 6 from 10 a.m.-4

p.m. Admission is $5 for adults

and $3 for children ages 7-12.

For more information go to

kansassamplerfestival.com.

“Socialism is a philosophy

of failure, the creed of ignorance,

and the gospel of envy,

its inherent virtue is the equal

sharing of misery..”

— Winston Churchill

These are possibly the 5 best

sentences you’ll ever read:

Unfortunately, most voters

don’t know this.

1. You cannot legislate the

poor into prosperity, by legislating

the wealth out of prosperity.

2. What one person receives

without working for, another

person must work for without

receiving.

3. The government cannot

give to anybody anything that

the government does not first

take from somebody else.

4. You cannot multiply

wealth by dividing it.

5. When half of the people

get the idea that they do not

have to work because the other

half is going to take care of

them; and when the other half

gets the idea that it does no

good to work, because somebody

else is going to get what

they work for, that is the beginning

of the end of any nation.

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News Blue Rapids Free Press - Thursday, April 26, 2012 5A

Dixie Talbot gives the book “Friday Night Lights” to Benton Coon. The mission of World Book Night is to seek out

light or non-readers in the community. Books are given out free to 16 years of age or older. They are not for those

who already read books regularly. Dixie is the Valley Heights librarian.

Home Notes

Susan A. Latta - CEA

Marshall County

Extension Agent

Have you every heard that

your body doesnâ€t have

enough good bacteria and you

need more probiotics in your

diet? While probiotics have

been around for years, we are

starting to hear more about

them and are seeing the word

“probiotic†on food

labels and in the popular press

more often.

Recently, health benefits

associated with probiotics and

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prebiotics have piqued the

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Probiotics are live microorganisms

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desserts, kefir, tempeh, miso,

kim chi, sauerkraut, and other

fermented foods.

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called probiotics, living inside

the gut. Digestion of food and

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However, the nondigestible

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natural bacteria (probiotics)

living inside the colon. Since

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are absorbed in the large intestines,

prebiotics have been

shown to increase the absorption

of calcium and magnesium

from the colon.

Some researchers proposed

that prebiotics may have a positive

effect on the immune system

and may decrease the risk

for colorectal diseases.

Prebiotics serve as a food

source for probiotics. The probiotics

feed off the prebiotics

and increase in number.

Different probiotics have different

actions in the gut. Each

probiotic species provides a

distinctive health benefit.

Therefore, an increase in the

number of probiotics positively

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bacteria; synthesizing vitamins

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of certain cancers.

Synbiotics are products

that contain both probiotics and

prebiotics. These products have

the “good†bacteria (probiotics)

and the non-digestible

carbohydrate source (prebiotics)

to encourage the growth

of beneficial bacteria.

Fermented dairy products

(yogurt and kefir) are synbiotic

because they contain live bacteria

and the food source needed

for them to thrive. Without

its food source, a probiotic

would have a difficult time surviving

in the digestive system

because it cannot tolerate oxygen,

low pH and temperature.

Although benefits associated

with prebiotics and probiotics

are favorable, researchers are

cautious about drawing firm

conclusions because benefits

vary, depending on type and

amount of pre- and probiotic

consumed. Therefore, more

human studies need to be done

to provide a better understanding

of their direct effect on

health.

Although you don't need

probiotics to be healthy, these

microorganisms may assist

with digestion or help protect

against some harmful bacteria.

Consuming foods with these

bacteria may help with diarrhea

after antibiotics, rotavirus

infection, chemotherapy, or

when traveling to other countries.

It appears that the worst

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News Blue Rapids Free Press - Thursday, April 26, 2012

Marshall County Minutes

April 16, 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 into

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, seconded by Robert S.

Connell. Unanimous.

Custodian Lou Wassenberg

met with the Board to discuss

grant paperwork for a matching

funds grant in the amount of

$2,812.32 for waste tire mulch

to go in the landscaping on the

west side of the Courthouse.

County Attorney Laura

Johnson-McNish met with the

Board.

The Board received a call

from Matt Kemplay,

Marysville to ask for a six

month extension on his

Neighborhood Revitalization

application. Thomas K. Holle

moved, seconded by Robert S.

Connell to approve a six month

extension for the

Neighborhood Revitalization

application for Matthew

Kemplay, Marysville effective

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May 9, 2012. Unanimous.

Public Works Administrator

Mike Craig and Public Works

Coordinating Supervisor Larry

Polson met with the Board.

Public Works Coordinating

Supervisor Larry Polson presented

the following bids for

bridge steel packages.

1st bridge package for

20X20 structure:

Husker Steel, Columbus,

NE-$25,622.00

Midwest Service and Sales,

Schuyler, NE-$26,478.57

Oden Enterprises, Wahoo,

NE-$26,792.99

2nd bridge package for

28X20 structure:

Husker Steel, Columbus,

NE-$29,551.80

Midwest Service and Sales,

Schuyler, NE-$30,874.58

Oden Enterprises, Wahoo,

NE-$30,034.03

Charles R. Loiseau moved,

seconded by Robert S. Connell

to approve the low bid for both

bid bridge steel packages from

Husker Steel, Columbus, NE.

Unanimous.

Robert S. Connell moved,

seconded by Thomas K. Holle

to approve the following purchase

orders. Unanimous.

Husker Steel, Columbus, NE

for bridge steel package

$25,622.00-Road & Bridge

fund-P.O. # 106832

Husker Steel, Columbus, NE

Blue Rapids Greenhouse

Marysville Stand

Across from Dank’s

Broadway Market

Mon - Sat 10:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Sun 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

for bridge steel package

$29,551.80-Road & Bridge

fund-P.O. # 106833

Mid America Truck

Equipment, Belleville, KS for

pintle hitch and hookups

$1,200.00-Road & Bridge

fund-P.O. # 106835

National Signs, Ottawa, KS

for 300 3X8 delineators

$672.00-Road & Bridge fund-

P.O. # 106834

Vicki Gross, Marysville

joined the meeting to observe

at 9:45 a.m. and left at 10:15

a.m.

Charles R. Loiseau moved,

seconded by Robert S. Connell

to approve having dust control

applied to the two miles of 26th

Road starting at US 36 going to

Indian Road that is being used

for a detour while a bridge is

being replaced on 110 Hwy.

Unanimous. The funds to pay

for the dust control are from the

Kansas Department of

Transportation allowance given

to the County for use of the

road for detour.

Custodian Lou Wassenberg

met with the Board to give

them further information on the

waste tire mulch grant.

Public Works Administrator

Mike Craig recommended the

hiring of Derek Richter, Barnes

as a Laborer at the Marysville

Shop at $12.69 an hour effective

April 23, 2012. Charles R.

Loiseau moved, seconded by

Thomas K. Holle to approve

the hiring of Derek Richter,

Barnes as a Laborer at the

Marysville Shop at $12.69 an

hour effective April 23, 2012

with the stipulation that he

must have a Marshall County

residence by the end of his 90

day probation or his employment

is terminated.

Unanimous.

County Attorney Laura

Johnson-McNish met with the

Board.

Robert S. Connell moved,

seconded by Charles R.

Loiseau to approve Resolution

#12-04-16-1 whereas the Board

of County Commissioners has

the authority pursuant to K.

S.A. 19-101 to use the Kansas

Department of Administration

offers an Accounts Receivables

Set-Off Program. Unanimous.

Thomas K. Holle moved,

seconded by Robert S. Connell

to approve entering into an

agreement by the Accounts

Receivable Setoff Program,

Department of Administration,

State of Kansas and Marshall

County for the purpose of utilizing

the deby setoff procedures

provided by K. S. A. 75-

6201. Unanimous.

Charles R. Loiseau moved,

seconded by Robert S. Connell

to approve the following purchase

orders. Unanimous.

Kimble Mapping, Inc.,

Manhattan, KS for final 2011

Mapping contract payment

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Economic Development

George McCune and

Community Development

Coordinator Juanita McCune

met with the Board to give

them a weekly update.

Thomas K. Holle moved,

seconded by Charles R.

Loiseau to allow the Marshall

County Economic

Development Office run the

two college recruitment ads for

one week each in the

Washburn, Kansas State and

Kansas University newspapers

with the Counties $2,000.00

appropriation coming from the

Economic Development budget.

Unanimous.

Robert S. Connell moved,

seconded by Charles R.

Loiseau to approve the vouchers,

as presented, and issue

manual warrants from the

respective funds. Unanimous.

Charles R. Loiseau moved,

seconded by Robert S. Connell

to adjourn at 12:00 p.m.

Motion carried. The next

scheduled meeting will be

Monday, April 23, 2012 starting

at 9:00 a.m.

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Wheat Leaf Diseases: To Spray or Not To Spray?

Lately, I have been answering

questions or identifying

diseases on wheat samples

brought into the Marshall

County Extension Office.

When discussing the wheat diseases

eventually we discuss

whether the wheat producer

should apply a fungicide to

control some of the wheat diseases

or to put another way, “To

Spray or Not To Spray, That Is

The Question?”

Our wheat crop is ahead of

schedule thanks to warmer than

normal temperatures in March.

The return of cooler weather in

early April slowed the crop’s

development and has also

favored the development of

diseases. I am seeing a whole

host of wheat diseases this year

such as Barley Yellow Dwarf

Virus, Wheat Streak Mosaic

Virus, Stripe Rust, Powdery

Mildew, and Tan Spot to name

a few.

The elevated disease activity

has many farmers thinking

about possibly using a fungicide

to help protect the crop.

There isn’t much we can do

about viruses at this time, so

let’s focus on foliar diseases.

Producers have a lot of

excellent fungicide options,”

said Kansas State University

plant pathologist, Erick De

Wolf. “In my experience, based

on all the data I have seen in

research trials in Kansas and

other states, the importance of

correctly identifying situations

where fungicides are needed or

not needed is far greater than

the choice of fungicide product.”

“Most reports indicate that

low levels of rust diseases can

be found on the top three leaves

but is probably most common

on the second and third leaf

down into the canopy,” said De

Wolf, who is a wheat disease

specialist with K-State

Research and Extension.

Recent requests to Marshall

County Commissioners and

Marysville City Council to end

the local unfair intangible taxes

imposed on earned interest

income have been denied. Now

concerned citizens are gather-

Infection of the flag leaf by

stripe rust has been reported in

southeast and south central

regions this past week. Recent

reports indicate the disease is

increasing rapidly in central

and north central regions of the

state. Tan spot and Septoria tritici

blotch are at moderate levels

in many fields, with infections

commonly occurring on the

lower leaves and mid canopy.

“The excellent yield

potential of many fields and

emerging risk of disease has

many farmers thinking about

fungicide applications,” he

said. “Based on the information

I have to date, it appears that

most areas of central Kansas

are at a moderate risk for disease-related

yield loss this year.

I suggest that farmers scout

their fields for disease and

carefully evaluate the need for

fungicides.”

“The residual life of a fungicide

is influenced by many factors,

including the rate at which

the product is applied, the targeted

disease and the level of

disease pressure,” De Wolf

said. Fungicides applied at the

full-labeled rate will generally

have longer residual life.

Fungicides will generally provide

longer residual life against

rust diseases (often more than

21 days) than leaf spot diseases.

Some products may provide

additional residual life but

this extra residual does not

always translate into more

grain yield.

“The research I have

reviewed indicates that fungicides

listed in the publication

Foliar Fungicide Efficacy

Ratings for Wheat Disease

Management 2012, EP130, will

generally provide 21 days of

solid protection against fungal

diseases,” he said. “This

includes products with the

active ingredient tebuconazole

that is listed in the table as the

Letter To The Editor:

ing signatures to place the issue

before the voters.

Monday night, Carla Grund

reviewed the Marysville

Budget with the Marysville

City Council. The meeting was

filmed by BVTV and will be

Golf Team Looking To Improve

In a tough meet dominated

by a couple larger schools, the

Valley Heights golf team competed

well and brought home

some hardware. The “4-man”

team of Brenden Dobrovolny,

Patrick Hale, Levi Berger, and

Alec Doner tallied a total of

376 to bring home 3rd place

medals in the “4-man” division.

Michael Clark and Devin

Griffee finished with a 225

total in the two man division,

good for 11th place.

Overall, I was pleased with our

course management and that’s

an area we want to improve on.

I was able to watch all of our

team members make wise decisions

on the course, and our

scores show that we are continuing

to improve.

Individually:

Dobrovolny - 87 - Tied for

13th

Doner - 93 - Tied for 23rd

Berger - 96 - Tied for 31st

Hale - 100 - 38th

Clark - 104 - Tied for 42nd

Griffee - 121 - Tied for 58th

2 nd Half 2011 Property Taxes

Due

May 10, 2012

You may pay your taxes at any local bank, by mail or in

person at our office. You may pay by Credit Card

online at www.marshall.kansasgov.com Go to the

Treasurer’s page and then to Online Payments. Follow

the instructions on the Official Payments site. You may

also pay by credit card in our office. The credit card

company will charge the handling fees for their services

to you.

Those taxpayers eligible for a Neighborhood

Revitalization refund this year must have both Real

Estate and Personal Property Taxes paid by May 10,

2012 or they become ineligible for all future NR

refunds. We offer monthly payment plans on real estate

for taxpayers with delinquent taxes or for those who

wish to pay in advance.

Linda Weber, Marshall County Treasurer

MOTOR VEHICLE & DRIVERS

LICENSE OFFICE CLOSED MAY 1-7

STATEWIDE

Due to the closing of all vehicle offices, there will be no

type of vehicle transactions or driver’s license renewals

during this time. WE WILL BE ABLE TO ACCEPT

PROPERTY TAX PAYMENTS. PEOPLE ARE

STRONGLY URGED TO PAY TAXES EARLY AND

NOT WAIT UNTIL THE LAST MINUTE OR THEY

CAN EXPECT A LONGER WAIT THAN USUAL.

More taxpayers with vehicle and driver’s license transactions

will be coming in to make up for the closed

days. We appreciate your patience during this time as

we become accustomed to operating the new Vehicle

system provided by the State of Kansas.

Linda Weber, Marshall County Treasurer

product Folicur, but is also

marketed in generic formulations.

These products are generally

the least cost product

option.” The publication is

online at:

http://www.ksre.ksu.edu/librar

y/plant2/ep130.pdf.

De Wolf believes there is

confusion about the preventative

and curative activity of

various fungicides.

“All of the fungicides listed

in the Foliar Fungicide Efficacy

Ratings for Wheat Disease

Management publication are

best applied when the disease is

at low levels,” the plant pathologist

said. “The triazole fungicides

are generally considered

to provide some limited curative

activity, which means they

can stop the development of

fungi already inside the plant.

The triazole-only fungicides

include products such as

Prosaro, Carmaba, Tilt and

Folicur. Triazole fungicides are

also included in mixed modeof-action

products such as

Quilt Xcel, Stratego YLD, and

TwinLine. Both the triazole and

the mixed mode-of-action

fungicides provide excellent

protection against new infections

that is often considered

‘preventive’ activity.”

“It would be an error to think

that a triazole fungicide does

not provide preventive activity

simply because it also has curative

activity,” De Wolf added.

The curative activity is good

thing, especially with a disease

such as stripe rust where the

fungus grows within the plant

to cause additional expansion

of the stripes.

Wheat producers should

consider many factors before

applying a fungicide this year,

such as what wheat variety(ies)

were planted. Some wheat

varieties such as Everest,

Armour, and Art have the best

leaf disease resistance of the

aired this week, hopefully

Wednesday and Sunday night

at 9 pm. The meeting was

informative and would be helpful

for voters to watch.

Lots of Circulators are gathering

signatures to get this

unfair tax abolished by the people.

Most people who pay this

tax are not rich, but only honest.

This is a voluntary tax that

is decreasing all over the state

because there is no way to

enforce collection.

The people should come first

before letting our elected officials

use this intangible tax to

wheat varieties that are planted

in our area. Although, I have

seen stripe rust on Everest. So,

getting a yield response by

applying a fungicide to these

varieties may not pay off this

year. Other wheat varieties

may have a yield response to a

fungicide application.

Wheat stage of development

is another factor to consider.

Most of our wheat is in the boot

to heading stages. So, the window

to apply a fungicide is

close to an end. The last wheat

stage to apply a fungicide is

when the wheat is flowering

(Feekes Stage 10.5).

Economics and yield potential

are the final factors to consider.

For example, a stripe rust

susceptible variety may have a

20 percent loss in yield on 50

bushels per acre. The wheat

yield loss would be 10 bushels

per acre. At $5.50 per bushel, it

would be a loss of $55 per acre,

which would easily cover the

cost of a fungicide application,

which should cost around $25

to $30 per acre. Many times

with lower wheat prices, spraying

a fungicide is not a paying

proposition. This year, if you

have a high yield potential, a

susceptible rust or powdery

mildew wheat variety, and diseases

present in the midcanopy

area are good candidates

for a fungicide application.

I don’t recommend spraying

every wheat acre. Farmers

should monitor their wheat

fields because each wheat field

will have different levels of disease,

different varieties, have

different levels of disease

resistance, etc. Remember, just

because your neighbor is spraying

doesn’t mean you need to,

but it is a good idea to monitor

your wheat.

extract revenue from our hard

earned savings. We have

looked at the county and city

budgets and the county is in

good shape. There is no reason

for attempted scare tactics that

it will raise the mill levy if the

intangible tax is repealed.

County Commissioners and

City Council need to be responsible

by balancing their budgets.

Local intangible taxes are

unfair and should be repealed.

I can be reached at 785-562-

5303 and would like to hear

from you.

Terry Hughes

Marysville

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News Blue Rapids Free Press - Thursday, April 26, 2012 8A

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For Sale

Very nice country home on

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This home and many others offered by

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Date: 1, 8, 15, 22

Dr. Kevin Ruggle

Manhattan, KS

Cardiology - NHI

Date: 2

Dr. Steven Martin

Date: 10, 16

Dr. Kaliprasad Ayala

Date: 24, 30

Dr. Rebecca Rundlett

Nebraska Heart Institute

Lincoln, NE

Cardiology Surgery

Date: 8

Dr. Richard Thompson

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Lincoln, NE

Cardiology Surgery

Date: 1

Dr. Steve Tyndall

Nebraska Heart Institute

Lincoln, NE

Cardiology - Bryan/LGH

Date: 7, 21

Dr. Scott Coatsworth

Date: 3, 29

Dr. Mathue Baker

BryanLGH Heart Institute

Lincoln, NE

Ear, Nose & Throat

Date: 8, 22

Dr. Benjamin Pease

Manhattan, KS

Gynecology

No clinic this month.

Dr. Amanda McKinney

Lincoln, NE

Nephrology

Date: 22

Dr. Fadi Bedros

Manhattan, KS

Neurology

Date: 9 - Dr. Fatma Radhi

Date: 24 - Dr. Nanda Kumar

Manhattan, KS

Occupational Therapy

By referral only

Colette Ottens, OTR

South Plaza

Oncology

Date: 11

Dr. Alan Berg

Lincoln, NE

Ophthalmology Surgery

Date: 17, 31

Dr. Vincent Sutton

Lincoln, NE

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Ophthalmology (Retina)

Date: 25

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Orthopedics

Date: 7, 14, 21

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Lincoln, NE

Physical Therapy

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Podiatry

Date: 3

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Pulmonology

Date: 1

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Manhattan, KS

Speech Therapy

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