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Publishers Free Press

Blue Rapids, Ks

& Manhattan, Ks

Free Press

Vol. 2 Number 43 Thursday, April 28, 2011

Molly Ryan, a former

Marysville resident and

Valley Heights graduate, participated

in the 115th Boston

Marathon on Monday, April

18th. She ran the marathon

in 3:34:47 and placed 9,062

out of 26,907 overall and

1,981 out of 11,462 female

runners.

Molly, who currently lives

in Tulsa, Oklahoma with her

husband, Wayne, and two

Molly Ryan is pictured at the finish line of the Boston Marathon.

Molly Ryan Runs The Boston Marathon

children, qualified for Boston

last April in the Oklahoma City

Memorial Marathon, her first

full marathon.

“It was incredible that I was

even able to run it this year on

my first attempt. The registration

closed after 8 hours, when

last year it took 2 ½ months.”

She averaged a pace of 8:12

min/miles. “Keeping an even

split and refueling every 20

minutes throughout the race

Blue Rapids

Czech Festival

Is This Saturday

Marshall County Czechs

are needed April 30th for a

good time. Czech lunch is

from 11:00-2:00 with

Samantha Jorquio playing

accordion for your listening

pleasure, Czech items for

sale, train rides available

and the Blue Rapids

Museum will be open

exhibiting Czech Heritage

items on loan from the area.

Free Programs from 2:00-

4:00 are:

Alice King, area social

studies teacher and world

traveler, found her Prague

pictures and will present a

Power Point travelogue at

the Community Center.

Jan Wilkes, genealogist

and Czech researcher extraordinaire,

will be in the Blue

Rapids Public Library on

the east side of the square.

She can get you started on

your family genealogy or

help with problems you are

encountering or give specific

advice about researching

Czech ancestors.

Mary Howell will give

Polka lessons at Tryon’s

Pour House on the east side

of the square. Both the Pour

House and 7 R’s on the

south side will be serving

Czech beer.

Marcel Mika & Friends

will teach beginning Czech

at the museum. They will

also translate your Czech

letters and other memorabilia.

Alice Kratochvil-

Wehmhoener and friends

will show you the interesting

tombstones at St.

Wenceslaus Cemetery and

Vicki and Dirk Hargadine

will show the Czech

Moravian cemetery. You

will be able to visit both.

The exhibit of local Czech

items loaned to the Blue

Rapids Museum will be

available for browsing.

Their collection of photos of

unknown Czechs will be

hoping to be identified.

Contact number: Pat

Osborne 785 363 7949.

Children Have Fun At The Easter Egg Hunt

The Annual Blue Rapids Chamber of Commerce Easter Egg

Hunt was held last Saturday in the City Square.

Toddlers to 4th Graders took part in the event.

Again, another great turnout ran from curb to curb and tree to

tree finding Easter Egg and having a great time.

The Blue Rapids Chamber of Commerce would like to Thank

the following businesses and groups for helping with the Annual

Easter Egg Hunt.

The State Bank of Blue Rapids; Yungeberg Drug; 7 R’s Bar and

Grill; Blue Rapids Auto and Hardware; T’s Liquor; After Hours

Feed Supply; Gunn’s Service; Holliman Tree Service; Blue Rapids

Historical Society; Hometown Foods; Boo’s Blue Valley Café;

Jean’s Hair Horizon; The Corner Store; JB Greenhouse; Sharp’s

Manufacturing; Tryon’s Pour House and Grill; Prairie Valley Vet

Clinic; Terry Chapel and Funeral Home; Blue Valley Seamless

Gutter; Blue Valley Senior Living; Wide Awake 4-H members;

Blue Rapids EEU Club.

Little Whats-her-name found one.

Julia Heinen took off with her basket.

was very important to me, even

at the beginning when everyone

seemed to be sprinting off

the starting line.”

“This self-discipline really

paid off for me. It was motivating

to see Wayne at Mile 10

in Natick and after mile 20, I

was able to increase my pace

the last 5 miles after

Heartbreak Hill.”

“The roar of the spectators

was really motivating, along

Which way did the eggs go? - This way...

with a little adrenaline. The

people of Boston and the surrounding

course towns love

their marathon.” The eventual

winner of the race,

Geoffrey Mutai of Kenya,

ran a 2:03:02, the fastest

marathon ever recorded.

Molly is the daughter of

Lyle and Ann Walter of

Waterville, and daughter-inlaw

of Doug and Denise

Ryan, Marysville.

Kaison and Tessa Bigham join Aubrey Umscheid on

the hunt.

Violet and Lili Slifer return with Savannah Jackson

after the hunt.

Waterville City

Wide Clean Up

Saturday, April 30th,

2011, the Beautification

Committee has arranged for

a CURBSIDE pickup

between 8:30 and 2:00.

Please have wood and brush

items at the curb for the

Waterville brush dump and

landfill items in a separate

pile. Help make this a combined

effort to spring clean

our community.

The Easter ham winners were Eleanor Toerber, Carol Kurtz,

Pam Orr, Tracy Lindquist, Megan Chaffee and Aron Dewalt.

Those donating hams for the give away were: High Class

Junque-John Nowak; CMH-Blue Rapids Clinic; After Hours Feed

Supply; Tammy Parker Realty; The Blue Rapids Free Press; and

Prairie Valley Vet Clinic.

Kynadee and Avery Bishop found someone to play with

at the Easter Egg Hunt.


NEWS EWS Blue Rapids Free Press - Thursday, April 28, 2011

Letter To The Editor

Dear Editor:

May is National Mental

Health Month. This year marks

Pawnee Mental Health

Services’ 55th Anniversary and

the 20th Anniversary of Mental

Health Reform in the State of

Kansas. Mental Health

Reform deinstitutionalized

individuals with mental illness

by moving them out of state

hospitals and back into their

communities for treatment.

Among the many issues facing

the State of Kansas today is

the question of whether the

state should continue to provide

mental health care to the

medically uninsured. In

January, when Governor

Brownback presented his budget

for FY2012, he proposed

eliminating $15.2 million in

funding from the community

mental health system which has

already been cut by $20.1million

(43.5%) since FY2008.

During this same time period,

Pawnee Mental Health

Services had $1.2 million cut

from its annual $2.6 million

state funding budget. Should

the Governor’s budget proposal

be enacted, Pawnee faces a

total loss in annual state funding

of nearly $2.1 million.

Mental Health Reform presented

the opportunity for the

state to save money by providing

mental health treatment at

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the less expensive community

level rather than at the more

expensive institutional level. It

also presented the opportunity

to achieve superior clinical outcomes

as the result of providing

treatment to individuals in

their natural environment with

access to family, friends, other

known medical and social service

providers, home, school and

employment.

The cuts in funding to the

community mental health system

which have occurred since

FY2008 represent a departure

from the policies that brought

about Mental Health Reform.

With one in four Americans

experiencing the symptoms of

mental illness in any given year

and one in 17 experiencing the

symptoms of major mental illness,

but only one-third receiving

the treatment they need,

this change in policy appears to

be driven by a short-sighted

view of fiscal responsibility

which disregards the long-term

financial and clinical value of

community based care.

The legislature will take

action on a budget bill for

FY2012 once it is finalized by

the legislative conference committee.

Please contact your

state representative and senator

and urge them to support the

full restoration of $15.2 million

in funding to the community

Marshall County Historical Society

Lloyd Shubkagel and Cleve

Walstrom will share the program

at the next meeting of the

Marshall County Historical

Society on Sunday, May 1, 2:00

p.m., in the parish hall of

Hermansberg Immanuel

Lutheran church, northeast of

Bremen (on 3rd Road north of

Eagle Road). The public is

invited.

Shubkagel is acquainted

with almost all of Marshall

County's approximately 80

cemeteries, including many

small rural cemeteries and family

plots. This program is a continuation

of his talk in 2008,

Blue Rapids Alumni Banquet

Sat., May 28th. Doors open at 5:30 pm.

Dinner at 6:30 pm at theBlue Rapids

Community Center. Tickets are $12.50 at

The State Bank of Blue Rapids and Betty

Knapp. Available until May 25.

For info call:

Georgena Lindquist, 785-363-7721 or

Betty Knapp, 785-363-7467.

All reservations must be prepaid.

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Jill L. Gray, D.D.S., P.A.

Family Dentistry

107 South 8th Street

Marysville, Ks 66508

Office: (785 562-5323

Cell: (785 556-1487

mental health system.

Robbin Cole, LSCSW

Executive Director

Pawnee Mental Health

Services

2001 Claflin Road

Manhattan, KS 66502

785-587-4300

ARE YOU A CHILD OF GOD?

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Saturday, April 30th

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Mountain Oyster Basket $10.50

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with unusual stories gathered

during many years of indexing,

maintaining and exploring

county cemeteries.

Cleve Walstrom will speak

and give a demonstration of

grave dowsing in the nearby

cemetery. Cleve, who learned

how to dowse for water from

Kenneth L. Sells, Agent

his father, later decided to

experiment with grave dowsing

after being asked to help locate

an infant burial in the

Marysville Cemetery, and has

since assisted in finding a number

of lost burials. He is a

member of the American

Dowsing Society.

Lloyd Shubkagel at the Beattie Cemetery, using chalk

to bring out a tombstone inscription.

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Get your seed potatoes, onion

sets, onion plants, broccoli, cauliflower,

and cabbage at the

Blue Rapids Greenhouse!

Many think that every person is a child of God. But

God’s word makes it clear that there is only one

way to become a child of God. We must be born

into the family of God. It is a spiritual birth. Jesus

said in John 3:6-7 “That which is born of the

flesh is flesh; and that which is born of the

Spirit is spirit. Marvel not that I said unto thee,

Ye must be born again.”

When we place our faith in Jesus Christ we become

the Children of God. Galatians 3:26 “For ye

are all the children of God by faith in Christ Jesus.”

Are you a child of God?

First Baptist Church

703 Lincoln Blue Rapids, Kansas

Pastor Titus Mohler—(785)363-7547

Sunday School- 9:30 AM

Morning Worship-10:30 AM

Evening Worship - 6:00 PM

If you do not have a church home we would like to

inviteyoutocomeworshiptheLordwithus!

All are welcome—Come join us!

Dr. Douglas Stigge

Optometrist

104 E. Commercial Waterville - 785-363-2425

Open 1rst, 2nd , 4th and 5th Monday

and the 3rd Friday of the month by appointment


News Blue Rapids Free Press - Thursday, April 28, 2011 3A

News

Voice Threads

By Miranda Bargdill

VHHS Journalism

Senior English students used

Web 2.0 program, Voice

Thread, while reading The Kite

Runner. The Kite Runner is a

novel about Afghanistan’s last

peaceful days of monarchy

before its invasion of Russian

Forces. The characters in the

novel all follow the Islamic

Louise E. Brady

Louise E. Brady, age 95,

passed away on Tuesday, April

26, 2011 at her home in Topeka

under the care of Midland

Hospice.

Funeral Services are planned

for 11 am, Saturday, April 30th

at the Waterville United

Methodist Church with

Reverend Dale Lewis officiating.

Burial will be at Riverside

Cemetery in Waterville. Terry-

Christie Funeral Home,

Waterville is in charge of

arrangements.

A full obituary will follow

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Religion, and have many other

different customs than we have

in the United States. To have

some background on what the

seniors are reading about, Mrs.

Lauer had each student

research a topic relating to

Afghanistan. To share their

research, students used

VoiceThread.

According to

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“We have a warm friendly home like environment that

you feel when you enter the door.”

VoiceThread.com, “A

VoiceThread is a collaborative,

multimedia slide show that

holds images, documents, and

videos and allows people to

navigate slides and leave comments

in 5 ways – using voice

(with a mic or telephone), text,

audio file, or video (via a webcam).“

“It was nice to not have to

Spring Fling, Bling, and Sing

The Wamego Dutch Mill

Sweet Adeline Chorus invites

mothers, sisters, daughters,

aunts, and friends to a special

day out.

The Spring Fling, Bling, and

Sing will be held at Pottorf Hall

Obituaries

at CiCo Park in Manhattan on

May 7. The doors will open at

11:00 for shopping with HCI

Fundraising, where guests can

find an enormous selection of

jewelry, scarves, and other

accessories – all for $6! A

Lilly Pad Daycare

Tracy Lindquist $90 per

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City Wide Garage Sales

If you would like to participate in the Blue

Rapids “City Wide Garage Sales” May 7th

Please Contact

Deb Barrington at 363-7149 or

Georgena Lindquist at 363-7344

You may leave a message with your name

address and times you will be open so that it

can be added to the list by April 29th

Summer Program Employment

NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR EMPLOY-

MENT! Valley Heights Community Education is now

accepting applications for employment for the summer

program, Camp Exploration. To apply, visit www.valleyheights.org,

click on Community Education, click on

Forms, then click on Application for Employment. Fill out

the application and return it to the Valley Heights

Community Education office by May 6th, 2011. Late applications

will not be accepted. We are looking for high school

students through certified teachers, so please don't be shy.

Apply now! For more information please call 363-2211.

scrumptious lunch will be

served at noon, followed by a

showing of spring fashions

courtesy of Christopher &

Banks and CJ Banks. Music

will be provided by the

Wamego Dutch Mill Sweet

Leon “Shorty”

Myers

Leon "Shorty" Myers, age

88, of Marysville, passed away

Tuesday, April 26, 2011 at the

Frankfort Community Care

Home.

Services are pending.

stand up in front of everyone to

give your speech, but have your

voice recorded on prepared

slides. VoiceThread is also a

good way of getting feedback”

said senior Mason Walsh.

Listed below are all the

VoiceThreads created by the

seniors, we encourage you to

check them out!

Adelines.

The cost is $15 and tickets

should be purchased in advance

from a chorus member or by

calling Carol at 785-363-2730

or Sally at 785-341-0548 or

785-456-2525.

Spring Tea Features:

“What’s New With Flowers and Gardening?”

By Dan Parcel, Kaw Valley

Green House and Retail

Director and Sue Grauer,

Manager - Kaw Valley Green

House

The Marshall County

Extension Educational Units

invite everyone to the 2011

Spring Tea on Thursday, May 5

at the Marysville City Building

(209 N 8th St.) beginning at

1:30 P.M. The program will

feature a presentation on

What’s New With Flowers and

Gardening?.

Dan Parcel, Kaw Valley

Green House and Retail

Director and Sue Grauer,

Manager - Kaw Valley Green

House, Marysville will be the

speakers. Participants will

learn about what a water garden

is and how to create them.

They will share flower and gardening

tips, showcase new

flowers and garden plants for

2011, and provide information

on how to display them to have

the best garden possible.

There will also be a presenta-

tion of awards that were earned

by various units and members

this past year at the Spring Tea.

This program is open to all

Marshall County Extension

Educational Unit members, and

any person interested in the

program.

No Takers for KS' Hard Luck SE Casino

By Gene Meyer

KansasReporter

TOPEKA, Kan. - Kansas

Lottery Commission officials

Thursday reextended application

deadlines another three

months, to July 21, for any

developer who might want to

run a state-owned casino in

southeast Kansas.

The potential casino, which

would be located in Crawford

or Cherokee county, is one of

four authorized authorized by

the Kansas legislators in 2007.

No one has applied to build a

casino there since 2009, when

lottery commission regulators

rejected a bid backed by

Wichita investors. Commission

members questioned the adequacy

of that applicant's financial

strength and its experience

running casinos.

The other three casinos legislators

authorized are up and

running in Dodge City and

under construction in Kansas

City and near Mulvane, in the

Wichita area.

Kansas state Rep. Doug

Gatewood, a Columbus

Democrat, tried unsuccessfully

last month to convince fellow

House members to attract

developers to the project by cut

in half the $25 million application

fee and $225 million minimum

investment Kansas

requires for state casinos.

However, a similar proposal

to reduce those requirements

and bring jobs to an economically

depressed corner of

Kansas is in a state Senate Bill,

SB 237, for which a Senate

Federal and State Affairs committee

hearing is expected

April 29, Gatewood said.

"No pun intended, but you

would have to be an oddsmaker

to predict the bill's eventual

outcome," he said.

later.

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Little Relief for Kansas Pension Woes Seen for 10 Years

By Gene Meyer

KansasReporter

TOPEKA, Kan. - Kansas

legislators found the unexpected

Monday in their first sideby-side

comparison of two

competing proposals for fixing

the state's underfunded state

pension system.

First, despite seemingly huge

differences between Kansas

Senate and House versions for

plugging a multi-billion dollar

funding gap in the Kansas

Public Employees Retirement

System, neither will restore full

financial health to the pension

funds for at least another

decade, according to a new

report presented to legislators

by the system's actuaries. But

both theoretically put the system

on sound footing within

two years of each other soon

after that.

Second, switching KPERS'

offerings of traditional pension

benefits for future government

workers to 401(k) style defined

contribution savings plans like

those many private employer

offer won't end the system's

woes any more quickly, or

slowly, than not doing that, the

report indicated.

"We're all going to need a little

more time to digest these

numbers," state Rep. Mitch

Holmes, a St. John Republican

chairing a House-Senate conference

committee trying to

reconcile differences between

the two plans.

Lawmakers plan to meet

later this week, soon after the

The Blue Rapids Chamber

of Commerce would like

to Thank the following

businesses and groups for

helping with the Annual

Easter Egg Hunt

The State Bank of Blue Rapids

Yungeberg Drug

7 R’s Bar and Grill

Blue Rapids Auto and Hardware

T’s Liquor

After Hours Feed Supply

Gunn’s Service

Holliman Tree Service

Blue Rapids Historical Society

Hometown Foods

Boo’s Blue Valley Café

Those donating hams for

the give away were:

High Class Junque-John Nowak

CMH-Blue Rapids Clinic

After Hours Feed Supply

Dane’s Automotive

Stop in and see us for all your

welding supplies and tires.

All Automotive Repairs.

Your Drop and Lock Hitch Dealer

324 E. Front St., Waterville, Ks

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legislature convenes

Wednesday to begin wrapping

up its work for this session, to

try to finish their work on pension

reform proposals.

Kansas lawmakers and pension

fund officials generally

agree that that KPERS, which

tends retirement savings for

277,000 Kansas teachers, state

and local government workers,

and police officers, fire fighters

and judges, has been chronically

underfunded since 1993,

when earlier lawmakers voted

to keep taxpayer funded contributions

from government

employers low.

Investment losses during the

recessions in 2001 and 2008

compounded the problem until

currently, the gap between what

KPERS has promised to pay

retirees in the next few decades

and its resources for making

those payments has reached an

officially projected $7.7 billion.

Outsiders who are concerned

that those numbers don't

reflect realistic projections of

investment profits or the full

extent of 2008 market losses

contend the gap actually is

nearer $10 billion to $12 billion.

Either way, legislators in

both parties and Kansas Gov.

Sam Brownback, say they are

broadly agreed that work must

be done soon to begin filling

the gap before it becomes wildly

unaffordable.

Earlier this session, the

Kansas Senate passed a bill that

requires many Kansas workers

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Blue Rapids EEU Club.

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to add another two percentage

points to the 4 percent and 6

percent of their paychecks contributed

to the system now and

also accelerates the pace at

which employer contributions

are increased - to a maximum

1.1 percent more annually from

0.6 percent now.

Those changes, along with

some technical adjustments in

how future retirement benefits

are calculated, would plug the

funding gap in the weakest of

three broad KPERS plans - for

teachers and school employees

- by 2021, Patrice Beckham, of

Cavanaugh MacDonald LLC,

the pension plan's acturies, told

lawmakers Monday.

A competing plan passed by

the Kansas House would cap

increases in employers contributions

to 0.8 percent per year

for current workers with traditional

pensions, which is smaller

than than the Senate proposed,

but would only offer

what are known as defined contribution

plans to workers hired

in 2013 and beyond. Defined

contribution plans would limit

Kansas taxpayers' exposure to

pension costs because government

employers would be

required to put 3 percent of

each workers' salary into a

retirement savings plan to

match 6 percent contributions

that employees would be

required to make.

Higher contributions to the

remaining traditional pensions

in the House proposal would

put that part of the KPERS

Rural Economy Expands in April

By Rachel Whitten

KansasReporter

TOPEKA, Kan. – The rural

economy in Kansas improved

in April, as prices for farm land

continued to rise, but bank

owners are concerned about

increasing energy costs,

according to the Rural

Mainstreet Index.

The index, which is compiled

by Creighton University

economist Ernie Goss, showed

Kansas agriculture-based economy

expanded to 59.1 in April,

up from 55.9 in March. The

farmland index indicated prices

expanded to 76.9 from March’s

74.4. Meanwhile the price for

farm equipment indexed down

to 73.5 from 75.3 in March.

Any score above 50 is considered

expansion.

But high energy costs, with a

gallon of gas hovering around

$3.50 and diesel prices

approaching $4 a gallon, have

some of the bankers surveyed

for the index concerned.

“Energy prices have to come

down or we are looking at a

sagging economy for the rest of

the year and perhaps beyond,”

said Dale Bradley, chief executive

officer of The Citizens

State Bank in Miltonvale.

But Goss said that factor has

not impacted the economic

expansion indicated by the survey

so far.

“Higher oil prices have yet to

derail or even slow the pace of

growth for the Rural Mainstreet

economy into solid growth territory,”

Goss said.

favored going along with

another recommendation in the

Senate package, which calls for

the establishment of a sixmonth

blue ribbon commission

formed specifically to weigh

such alternatives.

"We rushed to judgement in

1993," King said Monday. "We

have to get it rigt this time."

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teachers' plans into balance by

2023, or two years later than

the Senate proposal, Beckham

told legislators.

Closing the traditional pensions

to new hires in 2013

wouldn't speed up or slow

down the plans' 12-year path to

financial stability, Beckham

said. But because current workers

would continue earning traditional

pension benefits after

future hires were switched to

defined contribution savings

plans, KPERS managers in the

early 2030s might be forced to

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April 18, 2011

The Board of Marshall

County Commissioners met in

regular adjourned session with

Charles R. Loiseau, Chairman;

Robert S. Connell and Thomas

K. Holle members; and Sonya

L. Stohs, County Clerk present.

The meeting was called to

order at 9:00 a.m.

The Board opened the meet-

Home Notes -

By Susan A. Latta - CEA

Marshall County Extension

Agent

“COOKING SAFELY IN

THE MICROWAVE OVEN”

Microwave ovens can play

an important role at mealtime,

but special care must be taken

when cooking or reheating

meat, poultry, fish, and eggs to

make sure they are prepared

safely. Microwave ovens can

cook unevenly and leave “cold

spots,” where harmful bacteria

can survive. For this reason, it

is important to use the following

safe microwaving tips to

prevent foodborne illness.

Microwave Oven Cooking

•Arrange food items evenly

in a covered dish and add some

liquid, if needed. Cover the

dish with a lid or plastic wrap;

loosen or vent the lid or wrap to

let steam escape. The moist

heat created will help destroy

harmful bacteria and ensure

uniform cooking. Cooking bags

also provide safe, even cooking.

•Do not cook large cuts of

meat on high power (100%).

Large cuts of meat should be

cooked on medium power

(50%) for longer periods. This

allows heat to reach the center

without overcooking outer

Jail Report...

Marshall County Sheriff’s

Department

Jail Activity Sheet

Week of: April 17, 2011 to

April 23, 2011

Name: Welliver, Juli

Address: Manhattan, Kansas

Date of Birth: 07-21-69

Charge: Out of County

Warrant

Date of Arrival: 04-17-11

Date of Release: 04-17-11

Reason: $50 Cash Bond

Name: Hardesty, Andrew

Address: Kansas City, MO

Date of Birth: 06-05-85

Charge: DUI

Date of Arrival: 04-17-11

ing with the flag salute.

The minutes and agenda

were approved as presented

upon a motion by Robert S.

Connell moved, seconded by

Thomas K. Holle. Unanimous.

County Attorney Laura

Johnson-McNish met with the

Board.

Agency on Aging Director

Heather Ruhkamp met with the

areas.

•Stir or rotate food midway

through the microwaving time

to eliminate cold spots where

harmful bacteria can survive

and for more even cooking.

•When partially cooking

food in the microwave oven to

finish cooking on the grill or in

a conventional oven, it is

important to transfer the

microwaved food to the other

heat source immediately. Never

partially cook food and store it

for later use.

•Use a food thermometer or

the oven’s temperature probe to

verify the food has reached a

safe minimum internal temperature.

Cooking times may vary

because ovens vary in power

and efficiency. Always allow

standing time, which completes

the cooking, before checking

the internal temperature with a

food thermometer.

•Cook foods to the following

safe minimum internal temperatures:

Beef, veal, lamb steaks,

roasts, and chops may be

cooked to 145°F.

All cuts of pork to 160°F.

Ground beef, veal and lamb

to 160°F.

Egg dishes, casseroles to

160°F.

Date of Release: 04-18-11

Reason: $1500 C/S Bond

Name: Powell, Dennis

Address: DOC

Date of Birth: 10-23-57

Charge: 1 day court hearing

Date of Arrival: 04-19-2011

Date of Release: 04-20-2011

Reason Released back to

DOC

Name: West, Eric

Address: Marysville

Date of Birth: 12-02-77

Charge: Sexual Battery

Date of Arrival: 04-19-2011

Date of Release: 04-19-2011

Reason: $2500 bond

Name: Wilson, Ben

Address: Frankfort, Kansas

Date of Birth: 05-13-91

Charge: Warrant

Date of Arrival: 04-21-2011

Date of Release: 04-21-2011

Reason: $5000 C/S Bond

Name: Shortle, Thomas

Address: Marysville, Kansas

Date of Birth: 09-08-84

Charge: 48 hours

Date of Arrival: 04-22-2011

Date of Release: 04-24-11

Reason: Time Served

Name: Zimmerling, Dylan

Address: Home, Kansas

Date of Birth: 09-06-93

Charge: 7 days

Date of Arrival: 04-24-2011

meats, fully cooked ham, and

leftovers until steaming hot.

•After reheating foods in the

microwave oven, allow standing

time. Then, use a clean food

thermometer to check food has

reached 165°F.

Containers & Wraps

•Only use cookware specially

manufactured for use in the

microwave oven. Glass, ceramic

containers, and all plastics

should be labeled for

microwave oven use.

•Plastic storage containers

such as margarine tubs, takeout

containers, whipped topping

bowls, and other one-time

use containers should not be

used in microwave ovens.

These containers can warp or

melt, possibly causing harmful

chemicals to migrate into the

food.

•Microwave plastic wraps,

wax paper, cooking bags,

parchment paper, and white

microwave-safe paper towels

should be safe to use. Do not let

plastic wrap touch foods during

microwaving.

•Never use thin plastic storage

bags, brown paper or plastic

grocery bags, newspapers,

or aluminum foil in the

microwave oven.

Date of Release: Still

Incarcerated

Reason: Still Incarcerated

Name: Stell, Courtney

Address: Marysville, Kansas

Date of Birth: 01-28-1973

Charge: 48 Hours

Date of Arrival: 04-22-2011

Date of Release: 04-22-2011

Reason: Time Served

Name: Anderson, Lanell

Address: Manhattan, Kansas

Date of Birth:06-11-92

Charge: Out of county

Warrant

Date of Arrival: 04-24-2011

Date of Release: 04-24-11

Reason: $129 Cash Bond

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Saturday 9-3

Board.

Charles R. Loiseau moved,

seconded by Robert S. Connell

to go into executive session for

ten minutes at 9:05 a.m. to discuss

matters of non-elected

personnel with County Clerk

Sonya L. Stohs, Agency on

Aging Director Heather

Ruhkamp, and County

Attorney Laura Johnson-

McNish present. Unanimous.

No action was taken as a result

of the executive session.

Robert S. Connell moved,

seconded by Thomas K. Holle

to go into executive session for

ten minutes at 9:20 a.m. at the

request of County Attorney

Laura Johnson-McNish to discuss

matter of attorney client

privilege with County Attorney

Laura Johnson-McNish present.

Unanimous.

Public Works Administrator

Mike Craig and Public Works

Coordinating Supervisor Larry

Polson met with the Board.

Public Works Administrator

Mike Craig informed the Board

that Rock Township Officers

has petitioned to vacate a portion

of 24th Road between

Leftovers to 165°F.

Stuffed poultry is not recommended.

Cook stuffing separately

to 165°F.

All poultry should reach a

safe minimum internal temperature

of 165°F.

•Cooking whole, stuffed

poultry in a microwave oven is

not recommended. The stuffing

might not reach the temperature

needed to destroy harmful

bacteria.

Microwave Defrosting

•Remove food from packaging

before defrosting. Do not

use foam trays and plastic

wraps because they are not heat

stable at high temperatures.

Melting or warping may cause

harmful chemicals to migrate

into food.

•Cook meat, poultry, egg

casseroles, and fish immediately

after defrosting in the

microwave oven because some

areas of the frozen food may

begin to cook during the

defrosting time.

•Do not hold partially

cooked food to use later.

•Cover foods with a lid or a

microwave-safe plastic wrap to

hold in moisture and provide

safe, even heating.

•Heat ready-to-eat foods

such as hot dogs, luncheon

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Russell Behrends, B & W

Electric met with the Board to

go over the following pricing

for floor registers at the

Helvering Center and thermostat

pricing for the Sheriff’s

office and Courthouse.

Heavy Duty and Regular

Registers: $1,215.39

Thermostats: $1,552.71

Charles R. Loiseau moved,

seconded by Thomas K. Holle

to approve the purchase of the

registers and thermostats with

the following breakdown for

payment. Unanimous.

Sheriff: $707.46

Courthouse: $845.25

Agency on Aging:

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Thomas K. Holle moved,

seconded by Robert S. Connell

to go into executive session for

fifteen minutes at 11:15 a.m. to

discuss matters of possible land

acquisition. Unanimous.

Robert S. Connell moved,

seconded by Thomas K. Holle

to approve the Neighborhood

Revitalization application for

Scott and Lynette Day, Home,

KS as long as when the County

Appraiser office goes to take

preconstruction pictures that no

construction has been started.

Unanimous.

Economic Development

Director 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 adjourn the meeting

at 12:09 p.m. Unanimous. The

next scheduled meeting will be

Monday, April 25, 2011 starting

at 9:00 a.m.

Marshall County Minutes 39

Sections 35 and 36 of Rock Unanimous.

95 The

Township. Charles R. Loiseau

moved, seconded by Robert S.

Connell to approve the Board

signing the Public Notice for

the proposed Road Vacation a

portion of 24th Road,

Beginning at a point 150 feet

South of the Northeast corner

of the SE quarter of Section 35,

Township 3 South, Range 9

East of the 6th P.M.; Thence

running south along the East

Line of said SE quarter for

2490 feet more or less to the

Southeast Corner of said

Section 35 and the terminus the

Hearing will be May 2, 2011 at

10:00 a.m. in the

Commissioners Room.

Thomas K. Holle moved,

seconded by Charles R.

Loiseau accept the proposal for

Construction Engineering on

the Oketo blacktop overlay

project in the amount of

$24,819.00 from CES Group,

PA, Marysville.

Robert S. Connell moved,

seconded by Thomas K. Holle

to approve the Neighborhood

Revitalization application for

Tom and Carol Sandmann,

Blue Rapids with the preconstruction

pictures that were

provided by the applicant.

Unanimous.

Thomas K. Holle moved,

seconded by Robert S. Connell

to approve the Neighborhood

Revitalization application for

Marysvilla, Inc., Marysville,

KS as long as when the County

Appraiser office goes to take

preconstruction pictures that no

construction has been started.

Thomas K. Holle moved,

seconded by Robert S. Connell

to approve the vouchers, as presented,

and issue manual warrants

from the respective funds.

Unanimous.

Robert S. Connell moved,

seconded by Thomas K. Holle

to approve the following purchase

orders. Unanimous.

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Vermillion Golf Invitational Results

Team Ranking

Rank Team Team Score

1 Onaga 183

2 Sabetha 185

3 Linn 190

4 Vermillion 193

5 Washington County 203

6 Valley Heights 207

Golf Update

At the golf meet in Belleville

Senior Kurtis Larson placed for

fourth with a score of 84.

Larson and Sophomore Levi

Berger also tied for third in the

“two-man” race. At last week’s

meet in Onaga members of the

JV team Senior Megan

2 nd Half 2010 Property Taxes Due

May 10, 2011

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,

2011 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

Wanamaker, and Sophomores

Michael Clark and Devin

Griffee all placed sixth, third,

and seventh respectively.

Kurtis Larson also placed

eighth at Onaga for the Varsity

team. Congratulations golf

team members.

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Transportation Execs

Look for Fuel Tax

Alternatives

By Rachel Whitten

KansasReporter

TOPEKA, Kan. – The

increase in fuel efficient vehicles

on Kansas roads has transportation

officials concerned

about future funding for highway

projects.

More fuel efficient cars

making fewer trips to the

pump means fewer chances for

the state to collect the 24 cent

per gallon tax it levies on gasoline.

It’s a situation coming

down the road that has transportation

officials in Kansas

and other states thinking about

additional ways to bring in

money to finance ever needed

upgrades to the state highway

system.

Tolls roads and vehicle

mileage taxes are two ideas to

collect revenue put forth in a

study by the Transportation

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Transportation Secretary Deb

Miller is aware of the study;

she was a member of the executive

committee that helped

put together the research,

which recommended finding a

new tax collection method

within 15 years.

The dilemma for officials at

the Kansas Department of

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the federal government.

“We know there’s a problem

we should be working on, but

we don’t want to paint ourselves

in the corner if the federal

government is going to be

different than the way ours is

going to be,” said Jerry

Younger, deputy secretary for

engineering at KDOT.

A vehicle mileage tax would

utilize global positioning satellite

technology to track how

far drivers go and which roads

they use to get there. That

information would be used to

assess a tax based on the number

of miles driven.

The idea brings with it two

potential problems—privacy

and fairness, Younger said.

The technology would have to

keep a log of everywhere the

vehicle travels, which could

bring up a host of various legal

and governmental intrusion

objections.

Younger said he’s hopeful

for the development of new

technology that could gather

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Other questions, such as a

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well.

“We would want to be able

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we believe is the most fair for

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Younger said.

The imposition of a mileage

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those pump taxes are likely to

be around for the foreseeable

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“As we get to a point of

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sort of fuel tax for a period of

time,” Younger said.

Meanwhile, another suggestion

to use more toll roads,

such as those along much of

the 236-mile Kansas Turnpike,

is a possibility. The idea of

paying to use roads has been

around almost since the proliferation

of the automobile. But

only about 8 percent of user

highway user revenue comes

from toll roads and bridges.

But official proposals for

either of the ideas have not yet

come out of KDOT. Younger

said they’re watching what

other states do and waiting for

direction from the federal government.

The Minnesota Department

of Transportation announced

Tuesday it’s looking for 500

people to test technology centered

on the idea of a mileage

fee. That research is due to

come out in December 2012.

Younger said state transportation

departments have

brought the issue to the federal

government repeatedly, without

much response, even

though the revenue from the

18.4 cents a gallon tax it levies

across the nation also stands to

decrease because of more fuel

efficient cars.

Kansas collected $421 million

in fuel tax in 2010.

Calls to the U.S.

Department of Transportation

Wednesday were not returned.

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Local News Blue Rapids Free Press - Thursday, April 28, 2011

Jr. High Track at Valley Heights High School

Devin Crumbley clears the bar in his high jump. Devin came in 5th at 4-10.00

Brandi Jo Roepke hits the sand hard after

her long jump. She got 1st with 15-02.50

Lane Jorgenson about to throw the shot put. He threw

it 34-07.00

Logan Woodyard mid-jump during his long jump.

Photos by Deb Barrington and Linda Brake

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Maddie Hargrave follows through after throwing the shot put. Her furthest shot

was 22-05.00

Ashton O’Toole winds up for her discus throw. She threw for 36-05.

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