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Vol. 3 Number 44 Thursday, May 3, 2012

Ice Age Monument Dedication May 19th

Photos by Linda Brake.

A recent storm with strong

straight line winds moved

through the area damaging the

Riverside Cemetery gazebo as

well as many of the trees

throughout the cemetery.

The gazebo that stands near

the Cenotaph in the center of

the cemetery has been there for

many years. The wood pillars

that support the structure have

cracked and were broken by the

wind. The roof was damaged

and is in need of repair. The

whole gazebo was leaning precariously

and was structurally

unsafe. Because of its condition,

it had to be removed.

Also many of the trees that

were damaged in the same

wind storm had to be removed.

These included some of the old

cedars as well as some of the

newer trees. Along with the

wind damage, other old pine

trees have either died or are

dying due to the pine disease.

Because of the necessary

removal of the trees, the cemetery

board has decided that a

tree planting plan needed to be

developed to replace the trees

that had to be taken out. In

addition, many people have

inquired about the possibility

of planting trees in memory of

a loved one. With the assistance

of Derek deBoer from

deBoer Landcare Company, a

plan has been drawn and

approved by the board, which

outlines which type of trees

should be planted and tree

placement in the different areas

of the cemetery.

On a positive note, the cemetery

has moved forward with

the creation of a cemetery

directory which will be located

near the center of the cemetery.

This much needed addition has

been supported with donations

and with the help of volunteers.

The cemetery records have

been computerized and maps

have been drawn. A temporary

directory will be installed

pending the building of a new

gazebo. The new directory will

include a map of the cemetery

and a listing of all individuals

buried in the cemetery and will

be in place by Memorial weekend.

The cemetery board

would like to thank all of the

donors who have given their

time and their donations to

make this goal become a reality.

This year the cemetery is

opening up another area of land

to be available for lot purchases.

This new section is located

on the far west side of the

cemetery to the west of the

columbarium. This area has

been platted and lots will be

available for sale in the fall.

Please see Bryce Porter at the

Citizens State Bank in

Waterville if you would like to

be one of the first to purchase

lots in this section.

As you are making financial

plans for this upcoming year,

please keep Riverside

Cemetery in your thoughts.

Donors are still needed to help

with the final costs of installing

the cemetery directory, to help

rebuild the gazebo, and to aid

in providing funds to plant new

trees. The general maintenance

and annual operating costs of

the cemetery have remained

constant for many years, but as

the cemetery relies on investments

and donations, not tax

dollars, income is down.

Please consider making a contribution

so that we can keep

this cemetery a beautiful resting

place for our loved ones.

Please keep in mind that

Riverside Cemetery is a not for

Among the many interested

observers expected to attend

the Ice Age Monument

Dedication on the Round

Town Square in Blue Rapids,

KS on May 19th at 11:00 will

be Pat Ortega, an artist from

Los Angeles.

Ortega is a personal friend

of Prof. George Callison, creator

of the Monument, and has

done the artwork exhibited at

the Monument as well as on

the informational brochures

and dedication souvenirs. She

is also the designer of Cap’n

Blue, the pirate logo of the

Blue Rapids Museum.

Pat Ortega began drawing

animals, both real and unreal,

over 25 years ago. Her professional

career began in 1978

with an illustration for Isaac

Asimov’s Science Fiction

Magazine. Since then, her science

fiction and fantasy art

has appeared in Omni, Epic

and Smithsonian Magazines

as well as book illustrations.

Always a student of paleontology,

Pat began to focus on scientific

illustrations in the mid-

1980’s. Her first paleo-art to

be published was in Rand

McNally’s Children’s Atlas of

the Earth Through Time in

1990. Since then her work has

been featured in Terra

Magazine, Encyclopedia

Britannica, and Natural

History Magazine to name a


Come meet Pat Ortega and

let this California girl experience

real mid-western hospitality.

profit corporation, so any of

your donations may be tax

deductible (consult your tax

Waterville Summer

Theater Revival

Gary Green, an instructor of

theater and music at William

and Mary University in

Williamsburg, VA was a cast

member of The Continental

Theater that performed summer

stock in 1972 and 1973 in

Waterville, Kansas. Although

Gary did not perform in the

Waterville, he remembers hearing

great stories about performances

in the historic opera

house. After a recent visit to

Waterville, Gary has offered to

take the leadership in a "revival

event" He is in hopes that this

stage production, with participation

from local and area talent,

will assist in the effort to

renovate this historic attraction,

the Waterville Opera House.

Gary has performed and

directed on Broadway and

News From The Riverside Cemetery Association


Donations can be made to

Riverside Cemetery, c/o

The Riverside Cemetery in Waterville.

would enjoy having local and

area talent audition for this

summer performance.

Auditions will be May 7th at

the opera house in Waterville.

Women and/or girls should

come to audition at 1:00 pm

and men and/or boys at 3:00

pm. Those auditioning will be

asked to read and/or sing a

selection. So, if the participants

wish, they can bring of copy of

the music desired for this audition.

Those who auditioned in

March are asked to come to this

second audition. This is a wonderful

opportunity to work with

a professional director, as well

as, participating in this community

fundraising event. If you

have questions, please contact

Bevy Roepke at 785-363-2766.

Legion Baseball

American Legion SMN&R

Post 163 Marysville, Kansas.

Will be Sponsoring 2

Baseball Teams again this


Age groups for Seniors team

is16-19 and for the Juniors will

be 14 -17.

Any one Interested in

Playing or for information

about the Legion Baseball

Program Contact Greg Scheele

785-562-2604 or email


VHHS Baccalaureate

Valley Heights High School

Baccalaureate will be held

Sunday, May 6, 2012 at 7:30

p.m. in the VHHS Commons.

Baccalaureate is being held

by local churches with music

and readings from students and


Everyone is welcome and

invited to attend Baccalaureate

and show your support as our

seniors prepare to graduate.

Citizens State Bank, PO Box

10, Waterville, KS 66548.

A full listing of the Blue Rapids City Wide

Garage Sales can be found on page 8.

Annie Jr. By The Waterville Youth Theatre Was A Hit

The cast of Annie Jr. Back Row (Left to Right): Director Sharon Teagarden-King, Samuel Gros, Paige Claycamp, Inez Medina, Hannah Steenson, Maddy Hargrave, Alli

Tommer, Catherine Kee, Skyler Saunders, Cheyanne Spunaugle, DeAndra Woodyard, Emilee Willard, Kaylynn Moctezuma, Tori Salyers, Elena Perez and Hunter Chase.

Middle Row (Left to Right): Clara Kee, Jarett Gros, Emma Yungeberg and Jillian Tobin.

Front Row (Left to Right): Hattie Gros, Kaiya Loewen, Zoe Saunders, Janelle Medina, Kylie Meadows, Harmony Conti, Mattie Saunders and Lauren Meadows.

Not Pictured: Taylor Doner. (Photo courtesy of Shannon Conti)

Obituaries Blue Rapids Free Press - Thursday, May 3, 2012

Elizabeth ‘Betty’ Stone

Elizabeth ‘Betty’ Stone, age

91, of Waterville, passed away

on Thursday, April 26, 2012 at

Community Memorial Health

Care in Marysville.

Betty was born April 17,

1921, at Delta, Iowa. She graduated

Valedictorian from

Ainsworth High School in

Orel Roever

Orel Roever, 98, of

Marysville, KS, died

Wednesday, April 25, 2012 at

Cambridge Place in Marysville.

Visitation was Friday, April

Gail E. Jones

Gail E. Jones, 64, died

Wednesday, April 25, 2012 at

the Jefferson Community

Health Care, Fairbury, NE.

Iowa and received her Teaching

Certificate from Iowa State

Teacher’s College in Cedar

Falls. After teaching several

years, she married her high

school sweet heart, Maurice J.

Stone, on March 9, 1946.

Together they raised their family

in Burlington, Iowa where

Maurice was employed at The

Iowa Army Ammunition Plant

and Betty was a homemaker.

In the 1970’s they were transferred

to Amarillo, Texas.

Upon retirement, Betty and

Maurice moved to Waterville.

Betty was a member of the

Waterville United Methodist

Church where she was active in

Sunday School. She was a former

member of Toastmasters,

as well as several book and

writing clubs. Betty also had a

lifelong interest in music, piano

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

Kinsley Mortuary. The family

received friends from 6 to 8


A funeral service was held at

10 a.m., Saturday, April 28 at

Zion Lutheran Church,

Hanover. Rev. Jill Menard officiated.

Mae Nieman played the

organ while Wayne Kruse sang

“Precious Lord Take My

Hand”, “Because He Lives”

and “On Eagles Wings.”

The pallbearers were Jeff

Cumro, Mike Reves, Greg

Brown, Billy Thompson, David

Frohberg, Daniel Frohberg,

Douglas Frohberg and David


A funeral service was at 10

a.m., Monday, April 30 at the

Presbyterian Church,

Washington. Pastor Marilyn

Sweet and Sister Marilyn Wall

officiated. Gay Lynn Manning

was pianist and Dr. Jim Smart

sang "There's a Song in the Air"

and "How Great Thou Art."

Burial was in the

Washington City Cemetery.

Pallbearers were Jim Jones, Jay

Peters, Glenn Bekemeyer, Greg

Bekemeyer, Dale Kohlmeyer

and Robb Kohlmeyer.

Honorary bearers were Pete

Peters and Jim Jones Jr.

Gail was born at Concordia,

KS, on March 4, 1948 to Henry

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Survivors include her three

children: Thomas J. Stone of

New Orleans, Louisiana,

Jeanne S. Long and husband

Russell of Birmingham,

Alabama and Sally S. Henry

and husband Ed of Waterville;

six grandsons: Matthew

Rumbler, Andy Henry and

wife, Amy, Luke Henry and

wife, Laurie, Brian Henry and

wife, Julie, Eric Henry and

Tom Henry and fiancé, Jessica

and by six great grandchildren.

Betty was preceded in death

by her husband Maurice in

2003 and by her parents, Bud

and Ruth (McMullen) Shearer.

A viewing will be from noon

to 8:00 pm, Sunday at Terry-

Christie Funeral Home in

Waterville. Betty’s family will

receive visitors at the funeral

Burial was in the Hanover


Orel was born November 8,

1913 at Hull, KS. She attended

school at Beattie and Carden.

On January 27, 1932 she

married Henry Roever.

Together they farmed north of

Home and later Waterville until


Orel worked at the radio factory

in Marysville, operated the

Hanover Locker at Hanover,

and volunteered at Boogarts in

Marysville for fifteen years.

She was a member of Zion

Lutheran Church and the

Moose Lodge. She enjoyed

dancing, playing cards and

making ceramics.

“Butch” and Thelma

(Kohlmeyer) Tegethoff. In

1965 she graduated from

Washington High School. In

1966 she graduated from

Brown Mackie Business


On February 15, 1969, she

was united in marriage to

Harold Jones, Jr., at

Washington, KS. They farmed

and ran a trash service in

Jackson County and then at

Woodland Park, CO. She raised

numerous breeds of dogs while

on the farm near Wetmore. In

2002, they moved back to

Washington and operated Jones

Trash Service and farmed. She

also worked as a secretary for

Lohrengel Tax and Accounting

and for Farmers Insurance.

Gail was a member of the

Presbyterian Church in

Washington and was involved

Lancy Boyd Davis, II

Lancy Boyd Davis, II died

April 16, 2012 near Milford,

KS at the age of 39. He was

born on June 26, 1972 in

Covington, LA the son of

Lancy Davis and Vivian


Lancy was raised and attended

school in Tallishiek, LA. He

served in the US Navy for two

years, stationed in Japan and

aboard the USS Midway and

USS Eisenhower. Lancy

worked as a surveyor for Ned

Wilson in Mandeville, LA, for

Randall Brown, BFM and

MPH, all of Louisiana. He was

working as a surveyor for Kaw

Valley Engineering in Junction

City. Lancy married Ruby

Meche on June 26, 1996, she

survives of the home.

Survivors include:

Wife: Ruby Davis, Palmer,


Son: Lance Davis, Palmer,


Son: Landon Davis, Palmer,


Step-Son: Lyle and wife

Holly Berard, Monticello, MS

Step-Son: Logan Berard,

Kenneth L. Sells, Agent

home from 6:30 to 8:00 pm.

Funeral services are planned

for 10:30 am, Monday, April

30, 2012, at the Waterville

United Methodist Church with

Pastor Debby Dick officiating.

The musician will be Beverly

Hedke. Kim Oatney is to sing

“On Eagle’s Wings” and the

congregation will sing “It is

Well with My Soul” and “How

Great Thou Art”. Andy, Luke,

Brian, Eric and Tom Henry are

to sing “An Irish Blessing”.

Casket Bearers will be her

grandsons; Matthew, Andy,

Luke, Brian, Eric and Tom.

Burial will be at Riverside

Cemetery in Waterville.

Memorials are suggested to

Prairie Valley Vet Animal

Rescue Fund, Salesian

Missions, or the Waterville

United Methodist Church.

Her parents; husband,

Henry; son, Harold Roever;

two brothers, Elmer and

LaVene Higgins; two sisters,

Iva Weeks and Marietta

Rowland Souder; and two

grandchildren, preceded her in


Survivors include her daughter,

Kelma (Don) Frohberg,

Waterville; daughter-in-law,

Joyce Roever, Herington, KS;

eight grandchildren; eighteen

great-grandchildren; and six


A memorial fund has been

established to Zion Lutheran

Church. Contributions may be

sent in care of Kinsley


in local politics while they

lived in Colorado. She was also

a member of the saddle club in

Colorado and enjoyed spending

time with her grandsons and

family. Gail played the piano as

a child and loved all kinds of

animals and flowers.

Survivors include her husband,

Harold; children, Shelley

(Jay) Peters, Jim (GayLynn)

Jones, all of Washington; mother,

Thelma Tegethoff,

Washington; sister, Joan (Jeff)

Kugler, York, NE; brother, Don

(Debbie) Tegethoff,

Washington; and two grandsons,

Jim and Pete.

Her father preceded her in


A memorial fund has been

established in her name and

will be designated by the family.

Contributions may be sent in

care of the funeral home.

Monticello, MS

Sister: Teresa and husband

Richard Breland, Picayune, MS

Sister: Susan and husband

Charlie Trapina, New Orleans,


Sister: Lynn and husband

Jagada Chifici, Bay St. Louis,


Grandchildren: 2

Grandchildren, Madyson and

Taylor Berard

Mother and step-father:

Vivian and Leonard Herrs,

Palmer, KS

Step-Mother: Gail Davis,

Washington, KS

Funeral Services were held

on Saturday, April 21, 2012 at

10:30 AM at the First Baptist

Church in Clay Center, Kansas.

Officiating the service will

be Rev. Matthew Coleman.

Burial was at the Holmes

Cemetery, Tallishiek, LA.

Visitation was held on 3-8

PM Friday, April 20, 2012 at

the funeral home

Memorials can be made to

Lancy B Davis children's education

fund c/o the funeral


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News Blue Rapids Free Press - Thursday, May 3, 2012 3A


Bee Swarms: Should You Be Worried?

By Michael Vogt

Marshall County Extension


Last week, while my wife

and I were out on a walk, I was

asked by one of local lawn care

professionals to go look at a

tree that had bees on a branch.

He discovered the bees by accident

when he was mowing and

the bees started to go after him.

He was concerned for his customer

and himself.

The property was on our way

back to our house, so we

stopped and looked at the bees.

This could be a honey bee

swarm or a hornets nest.

Sometimes when I am asked to

go look at something you never

know what you are getting

yourself into until you get

there. To mine and my wife’s

relief, this was a honeybee

swarm. Honeybees are not as

aggressive, produce honey and

wax, are good pollinators, and

prized by beekeepers to replace

honeybees that have died to

disease or other reasons.

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The number of honey bee

colonies increases by dividing,

called swarming. Half or more

of the worker bees leave the

parent colony, usually taking

the old queen with them. The

bees cluster on a tree or fence

post for a few hours while

“scout bees” search for a suitable

new home.

Swarming is a natural part of

honeybee life and a means of

establishing a new colony.

While swarms usually contain

several thousand bees and are

an impressive sight, they will

not become aggressive if left

alone. A honeybee swarm frequently

settles temporarily on a

tree limb, bush, or other convenient

site as the bees relocate

to a better nesting site such as a

hollow tree or a space in the

wall of a building. Bees will

not remain in the open for very

long and will leave as soon as a

suitable home is found.

As the swarm “hangs out,”

scout bees search for a tree cavity

or enclosed space. Once a

suitable home is found, the

bees will move to it. Bees that

swarm in the morning are usually

gone by late afternoon.

Occasionally, they may spend

the night and leave the next

day. Local beekeepers may

The Marshall County Arts

Cooperative will host its annual

fundraiser, “Palette and

Palate: A Gatsby Garden

Party,” on Saturday, May 5.

The event begins at 5:30 p.m. at

the home of Frank and Julie

Popejoy, Blue Rapids.

In its third year, the event

features culinary treats, a variety

of drinks, musical entertainment,

and an art auction of

local artists’ works. “This is a

really remarkable event,” said

Wayne Kruse, the arts cooperative’s

executive director.

“We’ll have good food and

good drinks; more importantly,

there will be amazing art for

sale from some of our county’s

top artists. We get to experience

all of this in the Popejoy’s

lovely garden setting. This is a

fantastic opportunity to go out

for the evening, enjoy the company

of others, and experience

the arts in a really intimate setting.”

To add a new twist to the

event, the group decided to

incorporate F. Scott Fitgerald’s

classic novel, “The Great

Gatsby,” into the theme.

Organizers hope the event will

be as legendary as the parties

held by Jay Gatsby, the book’s


“We knew we needed to do

something a little different,”

said Brian Cook, the event’s

chairperson. “Considering the

location for the party, we

thought incorporating aspects

of Fitzgerald’s novel as well as

elements of a traditional garden

party would add a fresh dimension

to the fundraiser.”

Local auctioneer, Don Prell,

will auction artwork from nineteen

local artists. Paintings,

photographs, and jewelry are

some of the items up for auction.

The auction features the

works of Christine Bergmann,

Carl Brothers, Dennis and Jeri

Doak, Willa Griswold,

Deborah Hanes Nelson, Mark

and Renee Hoffman, Jan Koll,

James Landoll, Kate Larkin,

Bulah Martin, Tom Parker,

Gary Pillard, Joel Sartore, Judy

Scott, Luci Swim, Fernando

Ugarte, and Sue-Ching You.

In addition to the visual arts,

The Betsy Blazer Jazz Trio will

provide two hours of live

music. “Incorporating Betsy

into the event is an added

bonus,” said Cook. “She’s one

of our county’s finest musicians

who has an amazing

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come to capture a swarm if it is

in an accessible location, but

usually they are not interested

in bees that swarm after June.

Bee swarms can be problematic

if they move into wall voids

or attic areas. Removing them

is a job for a beekeeper or pest

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The bee swarm I looked at

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So, you should not be too

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leave the swarm alone and

more than likely the swarm will

move to a new home.

Hopefully, that new home is

not a home or building that

people care about, which may

be another column for another


For more information, you

can contact me at the Marshall

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Picture of a Bee Swarm. (Photo taken by DeeDee Vogt)

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NEWS EWS Blue Rapids Free Press - Thursday, May 3, 2012

RSVP’S 35th Annual Recognition Banquet

RSVP of Northeast Kansas,

Inc. celebrated its 35th Annual

Recognition Banquet on April

19, 2012. Held in the

Community Center at the

Helvering Center in

Marysville, the room was decorated

with spring décor including

plants, seed packets and

flowers. The theme of the banquet

was “Spring Into Action in


Executive Director, Joni

Spellmeier welcomed everyone

to the event with Board

Member Phil Osborne giving

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sponsored by Citizens State

Bank of Marysville, Waterville

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Bryton Stoll, a

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evening. Bob Welch,

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as well as other nursing home

residents who were unable to

attend, will be presented with

their pins and certificates during

Senior Corps week, May 7-

11, 2012.

Certificates of Appreciation

were given to Blue Valley Tele-

Communications being recognized

as RSVP’s Business of

the Year for all the support and

assistance they give to RSVP

and others in the community.

RSVP Work Site of the Year

Certificate was awarded to all

10 Public Square, Blue Rapids, Kansas 66411


Prairie Valley

Veterinary Clinic

Don Musil, DVM

Nicole Porter, DVM

821 Hwy 9

Phone: 785.363.7903 Blue Rapids, Ks 66411

We have Hill’s Prescription and Science Diet Dog & Cat Food

Boarding and Grooming Services Available

Red Cross Bloodmobiles that

work with and involve RSVP

volunteers at their donation


Marshall and Washington

County businesses, foundations/trusts

and organizations

Jail Report

Marshall County Sheriff’s


Jail Activity Sheet

Activities for the week of:

April 22 to April 29 2012

Name: Sutterlin, Justin

Address: Marysville

Date of Birth: 08/02/1977

Charge: DUI

Date of Arrival: 4/22/2012

Date of Release: 4/22/2012

Reason: $865.00 c/s bond

Name: Martin, Shane

Address: Scandia, Ks

Date of Birth: 3/7/1986

Charge: DUI,3rd DWS,

Date of Arrival: 4/22/2012

Date of Release: n/a

Reason: still incarcerated

Name: Bourchert, Tiffany

Address: Marysville

Date of Birth: 8/18/1982

Charge: warrant

Date of Arrival: 4/25/2012

Date of Release: 4.26/2012

Reason: $827.50 cash bond

Name: Hormann, Jesse

Address: Marysville

Date of Birth: 3/1/1977

Charge: serve 5 days

Date of Arrival: 4/27/2012

Date of Release: n/a

Reason: still incarcerated

Name: Allgood, Keith

Address: Beattie

were very supportive of the

banquet by supplying annual

donations and sponsorships to

RSVP, providing door prizes

for the evening, and sponsoring/decorating

tables for the


Alice Rowland was recognized for 30 years service.

Front Row - Axtell Bloodmobile: Sarah Porting

Back Row: Marysville Bloodmobile: Verla Lindeen; Waterville Bloodmobile: Bevy

Roepke and Eunice Larson; Frankfort Bloodmobile: Shirley Anderson.

Photos Courtesy of RSVP of Northeast KS

Date of Birth: 2/23/1979

Charge: serve 48 hours

Date of Arrival: 4/27/2012

Date of Release: 4/29/2012

Reason: time served

Name: Sutterlin,Justin

Address: Marysville

Date of Birth: 8/2/1977

Charge: Criminal damage to


Date of Arrival: 4/28/2012

Date of Release: 4/28/2012

Reason: $300.00 cash bond

Name: Jones, Marcus

Address: Marysville

Date of Birth: 7/25/19992

Charge: Disorderly conduct

Date of Arrival: 4/28/2012

Date of Release: n/a

Reason: still incarcerated

Name: Griffee, Stephen

Address: Marysville

Date of Birth: 9/5/1986

Charge: Disorderly conduct

Date of Arrival: 4/28/2012

Date of Release: 4/28/2012

Reason: $265.00 cash bond

Name: Sherlock, Kellen

Address: Washington

Date of Birth: 2/14/1986

Charge: DUI

Date of Arrival: 4/28/2012

Date of Release: 4/28/2012

Reason: $750.00 cash bond


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Friday May 4: Fish Fry with catfish, pollock or tilapia

Friday and Saturday: Signature Prime Rib

Sunday May 6 Noon: Fried Chicken Dinner

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News Blue Rapids Free Press - Thursday, May 3, 2012 5A


Senior of the Week: Emily Bussman

By Morgan Wilkinson

VHHS Journalism

Watch your thoughts; they

become words. Watch your

words; they become actions.

Watch your actions; they

become habits. Watch your

habits; they become your character.

Watch your character; it

becomes your destiny, is the

quote Senior Emily Bussman

lives by. Bussman is the daughter

of Jeff and Kelly Bussman

and a sister to Kelsey

Kenworthy. Bussman’s mother

and sister have influenced her

most throughout growing up

and have pushed her to be successful

in her future and attend

Peru State University and

The Editors Editorial concerning

the intangibles tax was

the equivalent of pouring gasoline

on a fire for those who pay

Farmers Service

125 South Colorado

Waterville, KS


Full Service

Mechanic On Duty

Services Provided: Gas, Oil Change,

Complete Car Care, Car Wash, Licensed Gun Dealer,

Interstate Batteries, Hydraulic Hoses, Roller Chains,

Oils and Greases

Blue Valley

Senior Living

710 Western Ave.

Blue Rapids, Ks 66411


“We have a warm friendly home like environment that

you feel when you enter the door.”

this tax. To state citizens who

pay Federal, State, Real Estate,

Property, and the 7.3% city tax

on goods and services should

also pay this “wealth” tax

because of money saved is a

blatant Socialist statement.

It is an “elective” tax. There

are citizens who refuse to pay it

by not turning in this tax sheet

and there are citizens whose

taxes are prepared out of state

and were unaware this tax was

in existence until the petition. If

the County Clerk doesn’t

receive these tax papers then

the intangibles aren’t collected.

This in itself makes the tax


Only twenty-nine Kansas

counties out of the 105 even

have the intangibles tax.

Perhaps the county and city

officials should contact some of

these seventy-six counties or

cities therein to see how they

manage their budgets fairly

without it. Sedgwick County

where Professor Flentje resides

has neither a county nor city

intangibles tax so obviously he

is free from this additional tax

burden; therefore, it is questionable

whether he is including

this tax in his bag of

“healthy mixed taxes”.

I resent the editor making it a

class warfare between those

who pay this tax and those who

do not by implying the intangibles

taxpayers can support public

services more than others

because they have “wealth”.




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This seems to be typical “progressive”


The intangibles tax is not a

“fair, progressive” tax and it

definitely is not a “fair way to


Joyce Patterson



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major in criminal justice.

Bussman hopes to be successful

and be able to be a part of

the KBI (Kansas Bureau of


Bussman keeps herself busy

during school by participating

in a variety of things. She was

involved in Track three years,

KAYs four years, Library

Assistant two years, 7th grade

Mentor one year, Art four

years, and In House Training

one year. Bussman also took on

the leadership roles of being

KAYS National Leader for two

years. Outside of school

Bussman spends her free time

paint balling.

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Meal Served 5:30-7ish

Taco bar, nachos, adult/non-adult beverages

Music and Dance Following

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Happy 90th Birthday

Marjorie Carter

Marjorie Carter, Blue Rapids, will observe her 90th

birthday on May 14th. The family will celebrate her birthday

with an open house from 2 to 4 p.m. May 13th at the

Blue Rapids Community Center. No gifts, just your presence

is requested.

For anyone who would like to send birthday wishes, her

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News Blue Rapids Free Press - Thursday, May 3, 2012

Marshall County Minutes

April 23, 2012

The Board of Marshall

County Commissioners met in

regular adjourned session with

Thomas K. Holle Chairman;

and Robert S. Connell member

and Sonya L. Stohs, County

Clerk present.

Commissioner Loiseau was

absent from the meeting.

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 Robert S.

Connell, seconded by Thomas

K. Holle. Motion carried.

Custodian Lou Wassenberg

met with the Board to have the

grant paperwork for a matching

funds grant in the amount of

$2,812.32 for the Kansas Waste

Tire Program signed. Robert S.

Connell moved, seconded by

Thomas K. Holle approved the

Chairman sign the Contract

between Secretary of Health

and Environment of Kansas

and Marshall County for the

2012 Kansas Waste Tire Grant

Program in the amount of

$2,812.32. Motion carried.

Robert S. Connell moved,

seconded by Thomas K. Holle

to approve the vouchers, as presented,

and issue manual warrants

from the respective funds.

Motion carried.

Robert S. Connell moved,

seconded by Thomas K. Holle

to approve the following purchase

orders. Motion carried.

Manatron, Inc., Hays, KS for

AS400 hardware maintenance

$4,131.84-Computer and

Maintenance fund-P.O. # 4140

Knott’s Painting, Marysville,

KS for paint and repair work at

the Helvering Center $906.00-

Agency on Aging fund-P.O. #

Bank Week at State Bank of Blue Rapids

The State Bank of Blue

Rapids celebrated Community

Bank Week during the week of

April 23-28. Coloring sheets

were handed out to all elementary

school children the week

prior and returned to the Bank

on Monday the 23rd. There

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


were so many wonderful pictures

colored that The State

Bank of Blue Rapids decided to

share the artistic creations with

Citizens State Bank in

Waterville. All the drawings

were displayed for the entire

week. The State Bank of Blue

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.


Robert S. Connell moved,

seconded by Thomas K. Holle

to approve the following 2011

abatements with a value of

3,817 with a total tax of

$642.85 and the following

2010 abatement with a value of

111 with a total tax of $18.43.

Motion carried.

Public Works Administrator

Mike Craig and Public Works

Coordinating Supervisor Larry

Polson met with the Board.

Robert S. Connell moved,

seconded by Thomas K. Holle

to approve the following purchase

orders. Motion carried.

Marysville Ready Mix,

Marysville, KS for concrete

$817.00-Road & Bridge fund-

P.O. # 106836

Mike’s OK Tire, Marysville,

KS for tires $680.50-Road &

Bridge fund-P.O. # 106741

Wanklyn Oil Company Inc.,

Frankfort, KS for 500 gallon

used tank $500.00-Road &

Bridge fund-P.O. # 106742

Thomas K. Holle moved,

seconded by Robert S. Connell

to go into executive session for

ten minutes at 10:00 a.m. to

discuss matters of non-elected

personnel with Public Works

Administrator Mike Craig and

Public Works Coordinating

Supervisor Larry Polson present.

Motion carried.

Public Works Administrator

Mike Craig recommended promoting

Mike Griffee from

Marysville Shop Senior

Operator at $14.03 an hour to

Marysville Shop Road

Supervisor at $15.99 an hour

effective May 1, 2012. Thomas

K. Holle moved, seconded by

Robert S. Connell to approve

promoting Mike Griffee from

Marysville Shop Senior

Operator at $14.03 an hour to

Marysville Shop Road

Supervisor at $15.99 an hour

effective May 1, 2012. Motion


County Attorney Laura

Johnson-McNish met with the


Rapids also held a Customer

Appreciation Day on

Wednesday April 25. Cookies,

coffee and ice tea were served

to all who visited the office. A

drawing was held on Friday

afternoon for a Zebco fishing

pole and a family pass to the

BR City Pool. The lucky winners

were Cora Collette, Blue

Rapids who claimed the fishing

pole and Kim Cummings,

Waterville who received the

pool pass.

The staff at The State Bank

of Blue Rapids wants to thank

all the kids for coloring pictures

to decorate our offices,

and for all our loyal customers

for allowing us to continue to

serve your banking needs.

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Robert S. Connell moved,

seconded by Thomas K. Holle

to go into executive session for

fifteen minutes at 10:25 a.m. to

discuss matters of attorney

client privilege with County

Attorney Laura Johnson-

McNish and County Clerk

Sonya L. Stohs present.

Motion carried.

Agency on Aging Director

Heather Ruhkamp met with the

Board to inform them that the

Agency on Aging was awarded

funding in the amount of

$98,000.00 for 2013 and the

replacement of one vehicle

through KDOT funding.

Robert S. Connell moved,

seconded by Thomas K. Holle

to approve the following purchase

orders. Unanimous.

Troy’s Construction,

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materials for handrail in hallway

of Helvering Center

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Robert S. Connell moved,

seconded by Thomas K. Holle

to go into executive session for

fifteen minutes at 10:40 a.m. to

discuss matters of non-elected

personnel with Agency on

Aging Heather Ruhkamp present.


Carla Grund, Marysville;

Terry and Karen Hughes,

Marysville, KS; Robert Dallas,

Frankfort, KS met with the

Board to give them an update

on the signatures that they have

obtained so far on the intangible

petitions and had some

questions on the budgeting


Economic Development

George McCune and

Community Development

Coordinator Juanita McCune

met with the Board to give

them a weekly update.

Robert S. Connell moved,

seconded by Thomas K. Holle

to adjourn at 11:55 a.m.

Motion carried. The next

scheduled meeting will be

Monday, April 30, 2012 starting

at 9:00 a.m.


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Resident of the Month - Ruth Meyn

I was born on December 24,

1917 in Marysville, Kansas.

My parents were Oscar and

Flora James Terry. We lived in

Marysville while I was growing

up. We moved onto a farm

between Blue Rapids and

Frankfort after I graduated

from high school. I had five

brothers. They are all deceased.

We were very close and as a

family we worked and played


I went to grade school at

Marysville and I graduated

from Marysville High School

in 1934. While I was in high

school I took the Normal

Teaching course.

After high school I taught

school for several years. I

taught at the Pleasant Valley

Country School, between Blue

Rapids and Frankfort and was

the last teacher at Fawn Creek

Country School, between Blue

Rapids and Waterville.

I was married to Russell

Gunn and we had three children.

Barbara Youngstedt and

her husband Larry live in

Tonka Bay, Minnesota, Terry

Gunn and his wife Judy live

near Blue Rapids and Jon Gunn

who lives in Blue Rapids.

Russell is now deceased. I was

married to Albert Meyn for 35

Home Notes

By Susan A. Latta - CEA

Marshall County Extension


Health advisors recommend

eating as few trans fats as possible.

Why? Eating just two to

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increases your risk of getting

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years. We had one daughter.

Janet Vavricek and her husband

Jay live in Grand Island,

Nebraska. Albert is now

deceased. I was married to

Hobart Nutter for two years. I

have 11 grandchildren and 15

great grandchildren.

I have lived in Blue Rapids

since I was first married. I am a

member of United Methodist

Church in Blue Rapids,

Kansas. I belonged to the

Ladies Aid Society at UMC, I

enjoyed playing cards and

always had time to have a cup

of coffee or to go out and eat

with my friends and neighbors.

I was mostly a stay-at-home

mother and a homemaker. For a

short time I worked at the

HyKlas Grocery Store and the

Gambles Store, both were here

in Blue Rapids. I later had a

ceramic shop set up in my basement

and was able to combine

my ceramic hobby and also

have a small home business. I

gave ceramic classes several

evenings a week for several

years. I made each of my

grandchildren porcelain baby

doll complete with Christening

gowns, crocheted sweaters,

bonnets and booties. All of my

family had their homes decorated

with my artistic ceramic

percent of calories eaten as

trans fats (about 2 grams, or 20

calories, on average each day),

the women were two pounds

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who ate no trans fats. Earlier

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increase in calories from trans

fats was associated with a halfinch

increase in their waistline.

The Untold Story

Choosing foods low in trans

fats is easier now that the

amount is listed on the

Nutrition Facts label on food


But did you know that foods

labeled as “zero grams trans

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fat” might contain small

amounts of these fats? If each

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has .4 grams of trans fat per

serving, you would have eaten

2 grams of trans fat from that

food, even though the label

read “zero”.

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Foods that are likely to contain

trans fats include: deep

fried foods, bakery products,

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shortenings and margarines.

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Here’s how you can tell

whether a food contains trans

fats: First look at the Nutrition

Facts Label. If it shows “Trans

Fat 0g,” then look at the ingredient

list. If it lists the word

hydrogenated, the food will

contain small amounts of trans

fats in each serving. Trans fats

occur during a process when

oils are hardened, called hydrogenation.

Choose to eat foods with as

few trans fats and partially

hydrogenated oils as possible.

You’ll be a healthier and probably

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Senior of the Week: Rachel Christie

By Casi Cochrane

VHHS Journalism

A busy schedule is just one

characteristic of an involved

Rachel Christie


student’s life, which describes

senior Rachel Christie.

Christie’s high school sporting

career includes: Volleyball 4

holiday decorations. I enjoyed

gardening and had a wide variety

of flowers in my yard.

I came to Blue Valley Senior

Living March 3, 2009. I have

taken advantage of several of

the activities they offer here. I

years, Basketball 2 years,

Cheerleading 2 years and Golf

1 year. Her involvement in

school clubs and organizations

include: NHS 2 years, KAYs 4

years, FCCLA 3 years, All

School Play 3 years, Peer Tutor

1 year, Student Council 3 years,

Show Choir 1 year, VH Club 1

year, and FCA 1 year. Christie

also led many groups by holding

the offices of: Freshman

Class President, Junior Class

StuCo Representative, Senior

Class President, National

Honor Society President 1 year,

and KAYs Secretary 1 year.

Outside of Valley Heights,

Christie is a part of the New

Hope EPC Youth Group,

Bureau Youth Group, and

Vacation Bible School. Faith

has played an important part of

Christie’s life, which is why

she looked toward the Bible for

a quote that inspires her.

Jeremiah 29:11 “For I know the

plans I have for you, declares

the LORD, plans for welfare

and not for evil, to give you a

future and a hope,” this Bible

verse has helped Christie look

toward her future.

Christie says she is most

inspired by her father because,

“He has pushed me to be a

Ruth Meyn

enjoy having manicures, getting

my hair done, listening to

the church services and the

music programs. I enjoy watching

as everyone goes about

their day and I love having my

family visit.

strong Christian and to work

for the things I want.” One of

the things Christie wants is to

further her education by attending

Kansas State University

majoring in chemistry and

working to be accepted into K-

State’s Pre-Optometry program.

Christie’s dedication to

her school work paid off as she

has earned a $5,500 Kansas

State Academic Scholarship.

After graduating from K-State,

Christie aspirations to attend

St. Louis University School of

Optometry, to get a good job,

and establish a family.

Christi, born on April 28th

1994, is the daughter of Rod

and Melinda Christie and little

sister to CJ and Becca. She

enjoys collecting bells from

places she has visited, and is a

fan of colorful socks, which

was apparent on the court as

she helped lead the Lady

Mustang Volleyball team. One

thing that Christie has done that

most other students have not is

conduct a funeral. Setting all of

her accomplishments aside,

Christie wants to be remembered

as a very nice person who

was always willing to help others.

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•Immunizations •WIC

•Kan Be Healthy Screening •Pre-School & Kindergarten Physicals

•HIV/STD Testing Site •Child Care Licensing & Complaint Site


Mon./Tues./Thurs.: 8am-12pm & 12:30-5pm –


Friday: Closed

For a complete listing of services, visit www.marshallcohealth.org

2nd 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.

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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





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

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


Valley Heights Kinderprep Tours Businesses

The students got a tour of the Waterville Post office to see what goes on behind scenes.

Pictures From Around Blue Rapids

1. Barrington

Several Families

Community Center

Public Square

Blue Rapids

Sat (5th) 8-3

2. Kim Schmidt

Delores Stump

308 Alcove Drive

Fri (4th) 4-8

Sat (5th) 7-2

X large-3X mens clothes,

2007 1 ton ford truck, entertainment

center, 3 wheel scooter,

farm tools

3. Diana Land/Jaime Land

415 East 4th Street

Fri (4th) 5-8

Sat (5th) 8-2

budweiser collectibles, baseball

cards, antique chairs, (5straight)

(1 captain), archery


4. Susan Durando

914 Main Street

Fri (4th) 5-8

Sat (5th) 7-2

5. Kylie Umscheid

401 Chestnut

Fri (4th) 3-7

Sat (5th) 8-5

6. Christi Martin

801 Chestnut

Sat (5th) 8-?

7. Chris Pishney

402 Genesee Street

Sat (5th) 8-4

8. Yawna Smith

404 East 4th Street

Fri (4th) 4-7:30

Sat (5th) 8-2

baby items, maternity

clothes, household items, xmas


9. Christine Lattner

913 Gypsum Street

Fri (4th) 4-8

Sat (5th) 8-5

children's 2T-7/8 boys/girls,

auto parts, Harley Davidson

motorcycle parts

They got to see the back side of Citizen’s State Bank.

Jim Flower and Dave Sanner work on giving the Blue Rapids The band at the Czech festival filled the Blue Rapids Community

Community Center a face lift by replacing the tin all around the building.

Center with live music to entertain all who visited.

Photos by Deb Barrington.

VHHS Baccalaureate

Sun. May 6 at 7:30 p.m

VHHS Commons


Charles Steele Play Day

Tues. May 8 All Day

Valley Heights High School


VHHS Graduation

Sat. May 12 at 2:00 p.m.

Valley Heights High School

Blue Rapids City-Wide

Sales This Weekend!!

10. Laura Oldham

303 Main North Main

Sat (5th) 7-5

Sun (6th) 7-5

11. Connie Bowen

309 East 4th Street

Fri (4th) 12-7

Sat (5th) 8-12

12. Donna Fuller

300 East 2nd Street

Thurs (3rd) 4-8

Fri (4th) 8-6

Sat (5th) 8-1

fishing stuff, wood working

tools, x-mas decorations, junior

clothing, wovens plus sizes,

mens clothing

13. Carol Bigham

Kristen Bigham

Several Families

207 Lincoln Street

several families

Fri (4th) 2-8

Sat (5th) 8-2

cabinet, oak dresser, misc.

baby items, knick-nacks, mary

kay products

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Every Friday

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