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Vol. 4 Number 25 Thursday, December 27, 2012

Chamber Contest...

The Blue Rapids Chamber

announced the 2012

"Christmas Lighting Contest"

on December 22nd. The

1st place Larry & Carol Claycamp, 414 E. 4th St.

2nd Lyle and Janice Brooks, 709 Western Ave.

3rd place Greg and Angel Crumbley, 708 East Avenue.

Chamber contest winners were:

1st place Larry & Carol

Claycamp, 414 E. 4th St.; 2nd

Lyle and Janice Brooks, 709

Western Ave.; 3rd place Greg

and Angel Crumbley, 708 East

Avenue. If you have not seen

the beautiful lighted homes you

still have a few days. The

Chamber would like to thank

everyone that participated.

How Fossil Fuels

Saved Humanity

By Indur M. Goklany

The Cato Institute

For most of its existence,

mankind’s wellbeing was dictated

by disease, the elements

and other natural factors, and

the occasional conflict.

Virtually everything it needed

— food, fuel, clothing, medicine,

transport, mechanical

power — was the direct or indirect

product of living nature.

Good harvests reduced

hunger, improved health, and

increased life expectancy and

population — until the next

inevitable epidemic, crop failure,

natural disaster, or conflict.

These Malthusian checks

ensured little or no sustained

growth in population or wellbeing.

Then mankind began to

develop technologies to augment

or displace living nature’s

uncertain bounty. Gradually

food supplies and nutrition

improved and population, living

standards, and human wellbeing

advanced haltingly. The

Industrial Revolution accelerated

these trends. Mankind broke

its Malthusian bonds. Growth

became the norm. Population

exploded, along with living

Extension To Hold

Meetings For Women

More and more women are

involved in agriculture each

year. Many women manage or

help manage farm and ranch

operations and/or they are landlords.

To address the needs of

women involved in agriculture,

the Geary, Marshall,

Pottawatomie, Riley, Morris,

and Wabaunsee Extension

Services will be holding a

series of six meetings called

Women Involved in Agriculture

- A Kansas Annie's Project.

Sorry men, this is a women’s

only program.

So, what is Annie's Project?

Annie's is a series of meetings

for women involved in

agriculture, designed to help

them learn more about managing

the farm and making busi-

standards and well-being.

Technologies dependent on

cheap fossil fuels enabled these

improving trends. Nothing can

be made, transported, or used

without energy, and fossil fuels

provide 80 percent of

mankind’s energy and 60 percent

of its food and clothing.

Thus, absent fossil fuels, global

cropland would have to

increase by 150 percent to meet

current food demand, but conversion

of habitat to cropland is

already the greatest threat to

biodiversity. By lowering

humanity’s reliance on living

nature, fossil fuels not only

saved humanity from nature’s

whims, but nature from humanity’s


Key to these developments

was that these technologies

accelerated the generation of

ideas that spawned even better

technologies through, among

other things, greater accumulation

of human capital (via

greater populations, timeexpanding

illumination, and timesaving

machinery) and faster

exchange of ideas and knowledge

(via greater and faster

trade and communications).

ness decisions. The mission

statement for Annie's nationwide

is "to empower farm

women to be better business

partners through networks and

by managing and organizing

critical information".

Six meetings for women in

agriculture have already been

scheduled. The sessions will

be held on Fridays from 10:00

A.M. to 3:00 P.M., starting on

February 1 and continuing

through March 15, 2013.

Meetings will be held at the

Highland Community College

on East Highway 24 in


We'll lead off the series with

a session on True Colors, a personality

profile system that

See Extension page 2

Dreaming Of A

Cold Christmas

If you live in Blue Rapids or Waterville and you were

dreaming of a white Christmas, you got your wish along

with cold weather. The State Bank clock showed the

temperature to be only 19 degrees at 1:00 on

Wednesday, December 26th.

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Extension To Hold Meetings For Women_______________from page 1

helps you understand how

different personality types

think and how you can work

with or around other personality

colors. Also, there will be

sessions on financial management,

record keeping, leasing,

Laberta M. Allen

Laberta M. Allen, 83, of

Frankfort, KS, died Tuesday,

December 18, 2012 at

Community Memorial

Healthcare, Marysville.

A funeral service will be

held at 10 a.m., December 28,

Nadine Taphorn

Nadine Taphorn, 73, of

Marysville, KS, died Tuesday,

December 25, 2012, at St.

Elizabeth Hospital in Lincoln,


Visitation is Thursday,

December 27, from 10 a.m. to 5

p.m., at Kinsley Mortuary,


A rosary service will be held

at 7 p.m., Thursday, December

27, at St. Gregory’s Catholic

Church, Marysville.

Mass of Christian Burial will

be held at 10 a.m., Friday,

December 28, at St. Gregory’s

Catholic Church.

Clara M. Youngberg, 97, of

Waterville, KS, died Saturday,

December 15, 2012, at

Meadowlark Hills Retirement

Community in Manhattan, KS.

Visitation was held Friday,

December 21, from 10:00 a.m.

until 9:00 p.m., at Kinsley

Mortuary in Marysville and

one hour before service time.

A funeral service was held at

1:00 p.m. Saturday, December

22, at the United Methodist

Church in Waterville. Rev.

Debbie Dick will officiate.

Beverly Hedke played the

organ while Kim Oatney sings

“How Great Thou Art” and “In

the Garden.” The congregation

will sing “Amazing Grace.”

MSgt (RET.) Lawton Alex

“Wes” Westberry, Sr., 64, of

Lebanon, Virginia and formerly

of Valdosta, Georgia died

Tuesday, December 18, 2012 at

Bristol Regional Medical

Center in Bristol, Tennessee.

He was born in Waycross,

Georgia on June 4, 1948 to the

late Lawton Walker and Macie

Tuten Westberry. Mr.

Westberry served with distinction

in the United States Air

Force for twenty four years and

served overseas tours in

Vietnam, Japan, Korea and

Honduras. He served twelve

years as a correctional officer

with the State of Georgia and

was a member of the Northside

Baptist Church in Valdosta.

Survivors include his wife,

Rita Westberry of Lebanon,

marketing, estate planning, and

much more.

One of the 2012 participants

said this about Women

Involved in Agriculture, “This

was a very good course. I really

enjoyed each week with the

at Kinsley Mortuary,


Burial will be in the Berg

Cemetery, Blaine, KS.

Laberta was born August 30,

1929, at Wheaton, KS, daughter

of Peter Curtis and Mayme

Nadine was born on January

31, 1939 at the Randall

Hospital in Marysville, daughter

of Henry and Gladys

(Heglar) Nieman. She attended

Deer Creek Grade School and

in 1957 graduated from

Marysville High School. In

school she won an award for

her penmanship and was a

baton twirler in the band.

On April 23, 1960, she married

Edward Taphorn. They

were blessed with five sons.

Nadine worked as a secretary

for the Marshall County Sheriff

office and Citizens State Bank.

Clara M. Youngberg

The pallbearers were Wayne

Miller, Bruce Feldhausen, Dick

Reinhardt, Leo Schneider,

Leon Kraus and Ryan Wieters.

Burial was in Riverside

Cemetery in Waterville.

Clara was born to Hugh and

Clara (Burgess) McGrath on

December 8, 1915 at Home,

KS. She attended Balderson

School for seven years and

graduated from Marysville

High School. Clara went on to

study at the University of

Kansas, graduating with a

major in music education,

voice, piano and a minor in

pipe organ. She did graduate

work at University of Kansas,

Nebraska and Colorado.

Lawton Alex Westberry, Sr

VA., two sons and daughters in

law, Alex and Anna Westberry

of Rome, GA, Nick and Kristie

Westberry of Valdosta, GA,

stepdaughter, Brittney Ashby

of Lebanon, VA, four grandchildren,

Andrew Westberry,

Macie Westberry, Rylee

Westberry and Emeri

Westberry, one brother, Edward

Westberry of Valdosta, GA and

four sisters and brothers in law,

Frankie and Charles Murphy of

Brunswick, GA, Gloria and

Sammy Crosby of St. Marys,

GA, Charlene and Tommy

Vaughn of Jacksonville, FL,

Barbara and Buddy Davis of

Patterson, GA, his mother in

law, Marjorie Anderson of

Waterville, KS, brother in law

and sister in law, Wendell and

Brenda Anderson of Randolph,

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various topics. The speakers

were friendly & informative.

The drinks, candy, and meals

were appreciated. Thank you!”

Most of the participants have

learned and enjoyed the comradry

and the friendships made

Elizabeth (Valburg) Allen.

She was preceded in death

by her parents.

Survivors include her brother,

George Allen, Waterville,

KS; and sister, Mayme E.

Kerney, Marysville.

She was also a secretary for St.

Gregory’s Catholic School and

a bookkeeper for Sidle’s


Nadine was a member of St.

Gregory’s Catholic Church,

Altar Society, Church Choir,

Lucky EHU, and the

Neighborhood Card Club. She

was a partner with the Taphorn

Farms, a farmwife and mother.

Nadine loved to entertain and

host family gatherings.

She was preceded in death

by her parents; and sister,

Norma Schroller Keller.

Survivors include her hus-

Clara taught music at the

schools in Waterville and Blue

Rapids. She had a private studio

where she taught voice,

piano and organ for many


Clara was a member of the

United Methodist Church,

P.E.O., Shakespeare Club,

American Legion Auxiliary

and the Welcome Club. She

directed the choir in St Mark

Lutheran Church for over 50

years, was the organist for the

Methodist and Lutheran

churches for many years and

sang for numerous occasions.

She married Clem Youngberg

and they owned and operated

Youngberg Funeral Home,

where she was a licensed funer-

KS, three sisters in law and

brothers in law, Karen and

Dickie Orsak of Friendswood,

TX, Arlyss and Jim Vathauer of

Clay Center, KS, Lisa and John

Diederich of Barnes, KS,

brother in law, Dewey Harris of

Jacksonville, FL, many nieces

and nephews.

He was preceded in death by

his first wife, Lauranell

Anderson Westberry, a sister,

Sarah Harris and father in law,

Leonard Anderson.

A visitation will be held on

Friday, December 21, 2012

from 5-7pm at the Carson

McLane Funeral Home, 2215

N. Patterson St., Valdosta, GA.

Family and friends are to meet

at 12:30 pm, Sunday,

December 23, 2012, at Terry-

Christie Funeral Home in

Kenneth L. Sells, Agent

by participating in Women

Involved in Agriculture classes

and have said they would

encourage their friends to participate.

The cost to attend will

be $60, which will cover the

cost of the binder, publications,

A memorial fund has been

established and will be designated

at a later date.

Contributions may be sent in

care of Kinsley Mortuary.

band, Edward; sons, Kevin

(Janet) Taphorn, Omaha, NE,

Michael (Donna) Taphorn,

Clay Center, KS, David (Amy)

Taphorn, Manhattan, KS, Brian

(Brenda) Taphorn, Kansas City,

MO, Jeff (Marcie) Taphorn,

Greenfield, IN; sister, Anita

(Duane) Ehnen, Marysville;

nineteen grandchildren and five


A memorial fund has been

established to St. Gregory's

Catholic School. Contributions

may be sent in care of Kinsley


al director. They sold the funeral

business when Clem’s health


She was preceded in death

by her parents; husband, Clem

Youngberg; and brothers, Frank

and Harry McGrath.

Surviving her is a nephew,

Chad L. McGrath and wife,

Agnes, of Tigard, OR; great

nephew, Matthew C. McGrath

of Seattle , WA; and great

niece, Monika Bennett of

Stockholm, Sweden.

A memorial fund has been

established to the United

Methodist Church in

Waterville. Contributions may

be sent in care of Kinsley

Mortuary, Marysville.

Waterville, Kansas. Graveside

services with Military Honors

provided by the US Air Force

will be at Cottage Hill

Cemetery, south of Waterville

following the meeting of family

and friends.

Memorial contributions are

suggested to the Wounded

Warriors Project and may be

sent in care of Terry-Christie

Funeral Home at PO Box 61,

Waterville, Kansas 66548, in

charge of local arrangements.

Condolences to the family

may be conveyed online at

www.mclanecares.com. Carson

McLane Funeral Home,

Valdosta, Georgia, in charge of


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and meals. Space will be limited

to 25 participants.

If you want to participate in

Women Involved in Agriculture

- A Kansas Annie's Project,

please fill out the registration

form in this issue of the

Marshall County Extension

Service General Newsletter, by

Tuesday, January 29, 2013. You

can ontact the Marshall County

Extension Office at (785) 562-

3531, or E-mail Mike at


Country Place Activities

Country Place Senior Living

was blessed with the beautiful

voices and piano playing of

310 individuals during the

month of December. As each

youth left, they were given a

candy cane and adults were

given gift boxes made by residents

from recycled Christmas

cards. Each box contained

mints made by the residents.

Groups who caroled or played

for the residents were: Bremen

Hustlers 4-H Club, Beattie

Methodist Church, PEO, St.

Gregory’s youth choir and parents,

Boy Scouts, Rotary Club,

Bulldog Singers and sponsors,

Mt. Calvary Lutheran Church,

Marysville Methodist Church,

Immanuel Lutheran choir and

Hannah Malotte’s piano students.

During the month, residents

enjoyed decorating Christmas

cookies and making Christmas

trees from ice cream cones decorated

with icing. Santa made

an appearance at the Christmas

party. He handed out gifts to

each resident.

The residents reminisced of

Christmases past and then

enjoyed punch and homemade

cookies and candies.

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Filing Deadline

The filing deadline for those interested in

running for the Valley Heights USD 498

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2013. The Board has three positions up for

re-election. Position #4 is currently held by

Sharon Osborne. Position 4 includes the

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The current Board and Administration

encourages all eligible citizens within the

district boundaries to consider this very

important civic opportunity. We need guidance

and direction from those interested in

our young people’s education as well as

those interested in sustaining the quality

education we have come to expect in USD

498. If interested in more details on how to

file, please contact one of the current board

members or the Board of Education office,

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Twinkies Layoffs Show Up In Kansas Report

By Gene Meyer

Kansas Reporter

FAIRWAY – Ghosts of

Twinkies past are starting to

show up in Kansas jobless


Kansas’ unemployment rate

dipped 0.3 percent to a seasonally

adjusted 5.4 percent during

November, the Kansas

Department of Labor reported

Thursday. That’s one full percentage

point lower than a year


But separate numbers, without

the seasonal adjustments,

showed that unemployment

increased in 15 of 19 of

Kansas’ largest communities

the department also surveys.

One of them is Emporia, where

local unemployment rates

increased to 5 percent from 4.6

By Travis Perry

Kansas Watchdog


The Kansas Sexual Predator

Treatment Program could face

another audit, even though

the Larned State Hospital program

and the state Department

of Corrections have yet to

address at least one issue found

by auditors some seven years


Recent scrutiny of some

state lawmakers has placed the

Larned program back into the

spotlight after a pair of legislative

committees asked the state

conduct a second performance


Republicans Carolyn

McGinn, chair of the Senate

Ways and Means Committee,

and Marc Rhoades, chair of

the House Appropriations

Committee, expressed concern

over the expanding population

of sexual predators living at

Larned, saying low release

rates suggest the program isn’t

effective in rehabilitating


But a 2005 audit of the

Larned SPTP highlighted the

apparent lack of faith officials

have in the state’s other sexoffender

treatment program,

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Labor statisticians usually

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Seven Years Later, Auditors Question Sex-Offender Program

A 2005 audit of the Larned SPTP highlighted the apparent

lack of faith officials have in the state’s other sexoffender

treatment program.

orchestrated by the DOC. At

the time, auditors said just

more than half of the 156 individuals

in the Larned program

had gone through some kind of

previous program while serving

out their prison sentences.

“Program officials told us

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of — how well a resident

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which uses a mix of evidencebased

therapy techniques to

decrease an offender’s risk to

the community and increase

pro-social behavior. While

SPTP therapy methods aren’t

much different, the sticking

point is the level of expectation.

“To complete the prison program,

an offender only has to

demonstrate a desire to

change,” the audit stated. “To

complete the Sexual Predator

Treatment Program, residents

have to demonstrate that they

have changed and can control

their thought processes.”

Information on the number

of people now in the Larned

program who have completed

the DOC program was not

immediately available.

Jeremy Barclay, DOC communications

director, defended

the department’s process and

said the program works, but

some offenders are more difficult

to reach than others.

“Ours is, as you put it, doing

its job. The difference there is

you’re talking about individuals

who are assessed to have a

clinically longer need of treatment

than what we’re setup to

provide,” Barclay said, noting

that it takes about four to nine

months to complete the program.

“You’re looking at a longer

term issue than the treatment

we’re providing,” he said.

Statistically, Barclay said

only 3.5 percent of released

Kansas sex offenders will commit

another offense.

While the Larned program is

designed to take about seven

years to complete, only three

individuals have been released

since the program began in

1994. The rest either fail to

move through each step of the

program, or they refuse to participate.

Convicted sex offenders

who have completed their

prison sentences can be civilly

committed to the program if a

judge deems them a continuing

threat to the community, but

they cannot be forced to undergo


Cliff Voelker, director of the

Larned program, declined to

comment on the matter, and

instead directed Kansas

Watchdog to Angela de Rocha,

communications director for

the Kansas Department of

Aging and Disability Services.

Rocha said her department

didn’t keep track of Larned

offenders who have also completed

the DOC program, but

acknowledged that there are

many such individuals

involved in the SPTP. She

noted that this doesn’t mean the

DOC program is ineffective,

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“We can’t disclose information

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Inayat Noormohmad, a senior

labor economist at the Kansas


Otherwise, it’s difficult to

draw trend month-to-month

comparisons for smaller communities,

Noormohmad said.

Samples are small and the

department does not adjust the

reported numbers for seasonal

hiring changes.

“Look at a year ago,” he suggested.

“Most of those areas

have improved since then.”

but declined to comment further

on another agency’s program.

Rocha added that, at this

time, the system can’t be

changed to avoid duplicate

treatment; sex offenders must

be processed through the DOC

and its own treatment program

before transitioning to Larned.

Since 2005, funding of the

Larned SPTP has increased by

about $5.2 million, to $12.7

million total. In that same time

period, funding for DOC sex

offender programs has

increased by $274,400 to about

$1.7 million.

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Home Notes...

Susan A. Latta - CEA

Marshall County Extension


In a world of instant coffee,

microwaves, drive-throughs,

and ATMs, you would think we

would have time to relax and

enjoy the day in an unhurried

way. But that is not the case: in

reality we are often addicted to

rushing. Phrases like I’ll call

you later”, “Hurry I have to

go”, ”Answer me ASAP” are

daily jargon.

I once read a sign that said

“If tomorrow were your last

day, what would your family

say about you? Would they

miss making cookies with you,

going to the car races together,

or playing together at the park,

the person who was always

there to listen..... or would they

say, we are going to notice her

absence but in truth she did not

Ag Profitability Meeting Slated For Jan. 31st

Michael Vogt

Marshall County Extension


Having a profitable farm and

ranch operation can be difficult

in the 21st Century. Farmers

and ranchers face many challenges,

such as volatility in the

grain and livestock markets,

increases in production costs, a

new Farm Bill, and changes in

the global economy.

To help farmers and ranchers

have a better understanding of

these challenges, the Marshall

County Extension Service will

host an Ag Profitability


connect with us as a family.

She was always in a rush and

other things seemed to come


It was once said that “Single

mindedness is an endangered

practice”. We are conditioned

to do multiple things at a time.

It has become our way of life,

our oppressive obsession.

What a liberating blessing of

grace and space to give ourselves

permission to choose

one over all, more often than


Every day we are gifted with

so many beautiful, comforting,

and joyous moments to enjoy,

but they are lost on us because

we are going too fast to notice


In 2013, let’s make a resolution

to slow down and immerse

ourselves in those gifts life and

nature bring to us. Let’s try not

Tomato: Fruit Or Vegetable?

Michael Vogt

Marshall County Extension


New Year’s Eve is fast

approaching and if you to spark

a lively discussion during a

New Year’s Eve Party, ask

whether the tomato is a fruit or

a vegetable. I guarantee that

you will get to answers.

Actually, tomatoes are both.

Botanically, a tomato is a fruit,

but horticulturally and legally,

the tomato is a vegetable. There

is an interesting story behind

the legal decision that tomatoes

are a vegetable. It all comes

back to Congress and protective


In 1883, the U.S. Congress

passed an act establishing protective

tariffs on several commodities

including vegetables.

There was a 10 percent tariff

January 1st: Outpatient Clinic closed

for New Year s Day.

January 2: No 55PLUS Lunch Bunch

program this month due to the New

Year s holiday. We will see you on

Wednesday, February 6th.

January 3: Breastfeeding Class,

6:30-8:00 PM, Contact - Michelle

Luppen, (785) 268-0025.

January 17: La Leche League

6:30-8:00 PM, Contact - Michelle

Luppen, (785) 268-0025.

January 24: Meadowlark Hospice

Bereavement Support Group,

4:30-5:30 PM.

January 24: Loss of Child Grief

Support Group, 7:00-8:00 PM.

Unless otherwise noted, programs are held

in the South Plaza Conference Room. For

more information about classes/programs,

please call (785) 562-2311, or visit our web

site at www.cmhcare.org. Thanks.

For more information about

CMH specialty services, please

call (785) 562-4459.

imposed on the value of

imported vegetables coming

into the US from the

Caribbean. An enterprising

importer had a load of tomatoes

shipped from the Caribbean

region through the port of New

York in 1886.

When assessed a tariff, he

protested saying tomatoes were

fruits and not vegetables. He

sued through the court system

and his case eventually came

before the U.S. Supreme Court.

The court ruled that tomatoes

were to be classed as vegetables,

not fruit. Therefore, he

lost the case and had to pay the

tariff. In 1893, Justice Horace

Gray wrote the following opinion

for the court:

“Botanically speaking, tomatoes

are the fruit of a vine, just

as are cucumbers, squashes,

The Ag Profitability

Conference will be held on

Thursday, January 31, 2013 at

the Blue Valley Telecommunications

Lower Level Public

Meeting Room (1559 Pony

Express Highway) in Home

City. The conference will start

at 9:30 A.M. with registration,

and will conclude by 2:00 P.M.

Topics and speakers from the

K-State Agricultural Economics

Department will be:

“Beef and Cattle Economic

Market Outlook by Glynn


Update on the 2012 Farm

Bill by Troy Dumler

“Grain Market Analysis &

to think, just sense; that’s the

key to savoring life. Then and

only then can we live a calmer

and satisfying life.

Quiet Morning Stillness -

Get out of the house for a couple

minutes and breathe deeply

the distinctive aroma that a new

day gives. Fill your lungs with

that awakening.

Hot Morning Drink - Slowly

experience the first sips of your

hot drink. Notice the warmth

as it goes down the center of

your body and spreads heat

from the inside out. The slower

you go, the more you notice

and the greater the experience.

Listening to Music - Next

time you listen to music, try to

melt into the sound. Go with

your feelings when you listen

to the music. Let the music

invade you completely and


beans and peas. But in the common

language of the people”

whether consumers or sellers of

provisions “all these are vegetables

which are grown in

kitchen gardens and, whether

eaten cooked or raw, are, like

potatoes, carrots, parsnips,

turnips, beets, cauliflower, cabbage,

celery or lettuce, usually

served at dinner in, with or

after the soup, fish or meats

which constitute the principal

part of the meal, and not, like

fruits generally, like deserts.”

This Supreme Court decision

established the working definition

that is currently used to

determine whether a particular

food item should be classed as

a fruit or vegetable. However,

there is still some question

regarding melons because they

are grown like vegetables but

Outlook by Dan O’Brien” Crop

Insurance and the 2012

Drought by Art Barnaby

Something new for this meeting,

we will have two of our

speakers present via the

Internet since they will be in

Western Kansas.

The registration fee is $10.00

per person, or $15 at the door,

and reservations are requested

by Thursday, January 24, 2013.

The fee is to cover the cost of

meals and materials. Checks

are to be made payable to the

Marshall County Educational


If you are interested in

attending this meeting, please

are generally eaten like fruits.

We may need another court

decision for melons.

January 3rd is the Fiesta

Bowl K-State vs. Oregon, if

you want to spark a conversation

during a Fiesta Bowl Party,

discuss why Collin Klein

should have received the

Heisman Trophy instead of that

other guy, Johnny Manziel

from Texas A&M. Maybe that

issue should have gone to the

Supreme Court, too. I hope

whether you are a K-State

Wildcat fan or not that you will

root for our K-State Wildcats in

the Fiesta Bowl. This is going

to be a great game.

If you have questions, please

feel free to contact me at the

Marshall County Extension

Office at (785) 562-3531, or Email

me at mvogt@ksu.edu.

fill out the registration form in

this issue of the Marshall

County Extension Service

General Newsletter, call the

Marshall County Extension

Office at (785) 562-3531, or Email

Michael Vogt at

Mvogt@ksu.edu. Please preregister

by Friday, January 25,

2013, so we may know how

many lunches to prepare.

If you want to learn how to

manage some of the challenges

in agriculture, you will want to

make plans to attend the Ag

Profitability Conference on

January 31 at the Blue Valley

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This can include the sounds

of simply being out in nature.

Take time to notice your

inner skills. Reconnect with

the real you. Make a self

analysis and recognize your

unique abilities. They were

given to you for a purpose.

Take pride in them and keep

them sharp.

Think about your family and

loved ones. Ponder on their

uniqueness and celebrate that

you are a part of them. Savor

that connection growing more

and more over time. Create

memories through photos; look

at them after years have passed.

Highlight the positive

moments together and learn

from the rest.

Keep an attitude of gratitude.

Being thankful is not a trait

that comes from within it is a

skill that we need to exercise

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but that brings many benefits.

Give priority to making minutes

during the day to express

gratitude internally and also to

those around us.

Make an intentional effort to

see more clearly the ordinary

and the extraordinary, listen


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more carefully to sounds and

silences, and think more

deeply, especially about those

ideas and thoughts that stimulate

new growth and positive


Wishing you a peaceful and

joyous new year. Happy 2013!


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News Blue Rapids Free Press - Thursday, December 27, 2012

Doctors Will Learn To Dance To A New Song

By Peter Weiss M.D.

Obama won, Obamacare is the

law, and, as my wife says, I will

just have to learn to dance to a

new song.

Now, don’t get me wrong,

Obamacare is awful. Forget all

the “free stuff” it provides.

Children covered on their parents’

plan until 26 years of age?

A scam, making young adults

— excuse me, children — pay

for complete, comprehensive

health insurance when all they

need and should pay for is

major catastrophe insurance.

Then there is the “annual ” or

“preventative” exam, which

according to Obamacare is


What Do You Mean I Have To Answer

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Farmers and ranchers are

asked to complete many surveys

during a year. Most farmers

and ranchers don’t like to

complete surveys. Believe me,

I hear about it from our farmers

and ranchers. If most farmers

and ranchers are anything like

my Dad when he is asked to

complete an ag related survey

on our farm operation, he will

throw the survey away or if it is

a phone survey he will hang up

on the surveyer. Dad and I

have had many discussions

about the importance of governmental

agriculture surveys.

Dad would say, “I don’t want

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wish I had the chutzpah of the

people who wrote Obamacare.

What they did not tell you, and

I am, is that it covers absolutely

nothing more than the bare


I have now posted a notice in

my office and each exam room

stating exactly what

Obamacare will cover for those

yearly visits. Remember

Obama promised this as a free

exam — no co-pay, no

deductible, no charge. That’s

fine and dandy if you are

healthy and have no complaints.

However, we are obligated

by law to code specifically

for the reason of the visit. An

annual exam is one specific

anyone to know my business!”

I would say, “I understand, but

some of the governmental ag

surveys are important to many

people including me.

County/District Extension

Agents use the information

gathered from the National

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for assisting ag producers, educational

programs, and for program

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local ag businesses with their

business planning with information

from agricultural surveys.

Without some of these

surveys, I would be flying in

the dark as I try to educate and

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code; you can not mix this with

another code, say, for rectal

bleeding. This annual visit covers

the exam and “discussion

about the status of previously

diagnosed stable conditions.”

That’s the exact wording under

that code — insurance will not

cover any new ailment under

that code.

If you are here for that annual

exam, you will not be covered

if you want to discuss any

new ailment or unstable condition.

I cannot bait and switch to

another code — that’s illegal.

We, the physicians, are audited

all the time and can lose our

license for insurance fraud.

You, the patient, will then

have to make a decision.

help people. He grumbles, fills

out the survey, and we go on

about our business.

Like my Dad, many farmers

and ranchers will not

answer ag related surveys.

But, there is one survey that

comes around every five years

that all farmers and ranchers

must complete. That is the

2012 Census of Agriculture,

coming soon to your mailbox.

The 2012 Census of

Agriculture will be mailed out

early January 2013. The 2012

Census of Agriculture will ask

questions about land use and

ownership, production practices,

expenditures, and other


The Census of Agriculture

provides information that is not

available anywhere else –

information that benefits agricultural

producers and their

communities in many ways.

The survey information is used

by lawmakers in making farm

policy decisions, by businesses

in making business decisions,

and even agricultural producers

can use the information to

make business decisions about

their farm and ranch operation.

As I mentioned before, many

times over the years, I have

used the information in the

Census of Agriculture and

other agricultural statistics surveys

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Do you want your “free”

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for a particular, new problem?

You can have my “free” exam

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Obamacare wants me to discuss.

This happened to me personally,

as a patient, when I went

for my physical. It is the law. If

you are complaining of a new

problem, then you have to

reschedule, since Obamacare is

very clear as to what is covered

and what is not. Obamacare —

intentionally — makes it as difficult

to be seen and taken care

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Patients can be very tricky. I

have had patients make an

makers, businesses, farmers,

and ranchers in making important

decisions. The 2012

Census of Agriculture is agriculture’s

way of telling its


The Census of Agriculture

Surveys need to be returned by

February 4, 2013.

Farmers can return their

forms by mail or online by visiting

a secure website,


My Dad is always concerned

about someone “knowing about

his business.”

Farmers and ranchers need

to remember that by law, all

data provided by

individual producers will be

kept strictly confidential!!!

My whole point about the

Census of Agriculture is that I

hope that ag producers will

take the time to complete the

Census properly. We may not

like to complete the survey, but

its information is very important

to agriculture and to our


I have been know to help

people answer questions on

previous Census of

Agricultures. So, if you have

questions about the 2012

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“annual” exam, only to want to

discuss and be treated for

another ailment. I can’t do it.

I can hear the complaints

from you guys already — I

become the bad guy. “Why

don’t you just take care of the

problem, and not bill out any

different code? You’re a rich

doctor, and we are entitled to

free stuff.”

It doesn’t work that way.

First, doctors are not rich and,

like most of you, actually work

terribly hard for a living.

Second, Obamacare is the law

— and as I said earlier, we are

audited all the time now.

Also — I don’t ask for free

gas when I go to the gas station,

or ask for free food from the

supermarket. Additionally,

Obamacare has a 23% cut in

Medicare reimbursement to

doctors and hospitals.

These lower payments won’t

cover the cost of staying in

practice to take care of the


Private doctors are becoming

a thing of the past. By 2014,

less than 25% of physicians

will be in private medicine.

Obama was right in stating you

can keep your doctor if you

want to — the problem is he or

she will rarely be available.

On top of all of that, doctors

will be obligated — that’s right,

obligated — to talk to you

about things you may have no

interest or need to talk about.

You may just want to have a

pap smear or check your cholesterol.

However, I am now

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talk to you about your weight,

exercise, family life, smoking,

sexual abuse(!), and even to ask

if you wear seat belts. And I am

mandated to record your


I am a physician. But I need

to tell you to wear a seat belt

and then record your answer.

I have received interesting

responses from my patients

since I put up the notice.

Almost all are supportive and

totally understand. The very

few who complain? The same

patients who always ask for

free samples, who always complain

that we do not validate

parking. These are also the

same patients who call my

office and ask for free samples

even when they are not even

being seen.

Obamacare and its 2,000plus

pages are here to stay. I

will still give my patients 100%

of my time, energy, and knowledge.

I still love being a doctor

— my patients’ doctor. I will,

however, abide by the law and

follow it to the letter. I will

have to learn this new dance.

Free” has its price.

Peter Weiss M.D.,

F.A.C.O.G., is Director and

Founder of The Rodeo Drive

Women’s Health Center. He is

also Assistant Clinical

Professor of OB/GYN at The

David Geffen School of

Medicine at UCLA. He was

health care adviser to John

McCain’s presidential campaign.

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News Blue Rapids Free Press - Thursday, December 27, 2012 6A

Conservatives Stand Their Ground

By Rob Bluey

Heritage Foundation

“When you can’t make

them see the light, make

them feel the heat.”

President Ronald

Reagan’s sound advice rang

true yesterday. Grassroots

activists and conservative

groups, led by Heritage

Action for America,

derailed a plan to raise taxes

on some Americans and

small businesses.

Lacking votes from his

own party, Speaker John

Boehner (R-OH) called off

consideration of “Plan B”

last night, sending lawmakers

home for Christmas

instead. When the dust settled,

conservatives stuck to

their principles: to cut

spending without raising


When they return to work,

all eyes will be on President

Obama and Senate Majority

Leader Harry Reid (D-NV).

Their failure to act has left

the nation on the brink of

the fiscal cliff.

It didn’t have to come to

this. Nearly five months

ago, on August 1, the House

of Representatives voted to

prevent a tax hike on all

Americans. The measure

passed on a 256-to-171

vote, winning the support of

19 Democrats.

Meanwhile, as Obama

divided the country with his

class-warfare campaign,

Reid sat idle.

Heritage’s Patrick Louis

Knudsen, the Grover M.

Hermann Fellow in Federal

Budgetary Affairs, wrote

last month about the

Senate’s failure to act:

Although the House

passed legislation this year

replacing the across-the-

President Obama and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-

NV) have not passed a budget in 4-years.

board cuts with specific policy

changes, the Senate

refused to act, forcing any

resolution to wait until after

this year’s election. Now

this large problem joins with

other unresolved issues,

such as the “doc fix”

(extending Medicare physicians’

payment rates) and

extended unemployment

benefits—and another debtceiling

increase looms early

next year as well.

Now there are just 11

days left before Americans

face a massive slate of tax

hikes and reckless defense

cuts. The fiscal cliff will

affect all American taxpayers,

with an average

increase of more than

$4,100 in taxes.

This is unacceptable.

Reid could have brought

the House-passed measure

to the Senate for an open

debate and vote. He could

Letters To Santa...

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Dear Santa Claus,

My name is Drayton. I am 4

years old. This year I have been

really good. I would really like

it if you could bring me a new

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new clothes. I might also like a

new race car. Thank you and

Merry Christmas!

Dear Santa Claus,

My name is Madisyn. I am 4

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it if you could bring me a gymnastic

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it if you could bring me shirts

and a bat cave, but do not put it

in my stocking because it is too

big. Thank you and Merry


Dear Santa Claus,

My name is Calee. I am 5

years old. This year I have been

really good. I would really like

it if you could bring me a castle,

a horse for my dolls, a new

step stool (make it pink), and a

purple chair like the one we

have in our classroom. Thank

you and Merry Christmas!

Dear Santa Claus,

My name is Takotah. I am 5

years old. This year I have been

really good. I would really like

it if you could bring me a truck

that is blue and is a remote control.

Thank you and Merry


Dear Santa Claus,

My name is Stella. I am 4 ½

years old. This year I have been

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have instructed Senate

Budget Chairman Kent

Conrad (D-ND) to produce

a budget. Instead, Reid did

neither. The Senate has now

gone 3 years, 7 months, and

22 days without a budget.

Boehner, who oversaw

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Now it is up to the president

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Heritage Action, our sister

organization, has urged lawmakers

to remain true to

really good. I would really like

it if you could bring me a

Barbie and a horse together,

and a new computer just for

me. Thank you and Merry


Dear Santa Claus,

My name is Kyler. I am 5

years old. This year I have been

really good. I would really like

it if you could bring me a doll

with long hair. Thank you and

Merry Christmas!

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it if you could bring me some

toys, some pink shoes, and

things to put in my hair. Thank

you and Merry Christmas!

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My name is Creighton. I am

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their principles. Earlier this

week at a Capitol Hill press

conference, Heritage Action

chief executive Michael

Needham led a group of

conservative leaders,

including Representative

Tim Huelskamp (R-KS), to

voice opposition to a tax


In a statement last night,

Needham commended the

House for acting months

ago and urged Obama and

Reid to “reject the political

gimmicks and demonstrate

that same level of seriousness.”

Throughout the fiscal cliff

negotiations, Obama has

demonstrated a lack of seriousness.

Heritage’s Alison

Acosta Fraser recounted

earlier this week that Obama

initially wanted an $800 billion

tax increase, only to

later double that demand to

$1.5 trillion. His plan lacks

any substantive spending

cuts, insisting on tax hikes

first. And to top it off, the

more concessions

Republicans have made, the

more Obama wants to take

from the American people.

Enough is enough.

Conservatives stood their

ground last night and sent a

powerful message. Now it’s

time for lawmakers to take

the “least repugnant remaining

resolution to the fiscal

cliff,” as Heritage’s J.D.

Foster wrote earlier this

week, and pass a temporary

measure that extends all tax

rates and all spending policy

without sequestration cuts

through March 31, 2013.

That’s the best possible

outcome in this unfortunate



Dear Santa Claus,

My name is Montana. I am 5

years old. This year I have been

really good. I would really like

it if you could bring me a play

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Marshall County Minutes

December 17, 2012

The Board of Marshall

County Commissioners met in

regular session with Thomas K.

Holle Chairman; Robert S.

Connell member and Sonya L.

Stohs, County Clerk present.

Commissioner Charles R.

Loiseau was not present at the


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 Thomas K.

Holle seconded by Robert S.

Connell. Motion carried.

County Attorney Laura

Johnson-McNish met with the


County Sanitarian Marlene

Stamm met with the Board and

gave them a quarterly update.

Commissioner Charles R.

Loiseau placed a call to the


Thomas K. Holle moved,

seconded by Robert S. Connell

to approve the following

Resolution # 12-12-17-1 transferring

up to $4,000.00 from

the General (Treasurer) fund to

the County Equipment fund

and Resolution # 12-12-17-2

transferring up to $2,000.00

from the Appraiser fund to the

Appraiser Capital Outlay.

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Motion carried.

Robert S. Connell moved,

seconded by Thomas K. Holle

to approve the following purchase

orders. Motion carried.

Laura Johnson-McNish,

Marysville, KS for prepare

brief $1,350.00-General

(County Attorney) fund-P.O. #


BVAC ProGrade Ammo

Group, Stevensville, MT for

ammo $644.00-General

(Sheriff) fund- P.O. # 4220

Public Works Administrator

Mike Craig Public Works

Coordinating Supervisor Larry

Polson met with the Board.

Murphy Tractor sales representative

Chadd Blackwood

and Foley Tractor sales representative

Joe Schmidtlein met

with the Board for the presentation

of motor grader bids.

The following bids were

received for a new motor grader

to replace the 2002 CAT

140H that is used out of the

Waterville Shop:

Murphy Tractor, Topeka,


2013 John Deere 670G 4WD

steering wheel - $184,000.00

Trade in on the 2002 CAT

140H-$101,000.00 7500 buy


2013 John Deere 672G 6WD

steering wheel - $207,000.00

Sheriff’s Report...

Marshall County Sheriff’s


Jail Activity Sheet

Activities for the week of:

December 17, 2012 to

December 23, 2012

Name: Kravitez, Danny

Address: Manhattan, Kansas

Date of Birth: 09/08/1972

Charge: Marshall Co.

Warrant for Failure to Appear

Date of Arrival: 12/17/2012

Date of Release: 12/21/2012

Reason: Oral Recognizance


Name: Wienck, Cory

Address: Marysville, Kansas

Date of Birth: 07/10/1988

Charge: DUI 1st, Poss.

Marijuana 2nd, Poss.

Paraphernalia, and Refusing a


Date of Arrival: 12/17/2012

Date of Release: 12/19/2012

Reason: $5,000 Cash Surety


Name: Hogan, Bret

Address: Blue Rapids,


Date of Birth: 11/10/1986

Charge: KDOC Warrant

Date of Arrival: 12/18/2012

Date of Release: Still


Reason: Still Incarcerated

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2013 John Deere 670GP

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Trade in on the 2002 CAT

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2002 CAT 140H-$98,000.00

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Robert S. Connell moved,

seconded by Thomas K. Holle

to approve the following purchase

orders. Motion carried.

Koch Excavating, Axtell, KS

for removed bridge $770.00-

Road & Bridge fund-P.O. #


Foley Industries, Manhattan,

KS for mold board face, solenoid

and valve assembly

$3,678.36-Road & Bridge

fund-P.O. # 107182

Thomas K. Holle moved,

seconded by Robert S. Connell

to sign an agreement with Hall

Bros., Marysville, KS concerning

1.5” overlay on Indian

Road west of Axtell shall be

reimbursed the sum of the project

with the understanding that

if there are any problems

between completion and May

1, 2013 it will be taken care of

by Hall Bros. with no cost to

Marshall County. Motion carried.

Robert S. Connell moved,

seconded by Thomas K. Holle

to approve Resolution # 12-12-

17-3 to impose restrictions to

weight of vehicles to be operated

on Marshall County Rural

Route No. 442 (Axtell

Blacktop) Indian Road.

Motion carried. This is the

same Resolution on weight

restriction as 12th Road (Oketo


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.

Vicki Gross, Marysville joined

the meeting at 10:20 a.m. to

Name: Kreiter, Brandon

Address: Concordia, Kansas

Date of Birth: 06/09/1993

Charge: Two Marshall Co.

Warrants for Criminal Damage

to Property

Date of Arrival: 12/18/2012

Date of Release: 12/18/2012

Reason: Book and Release

Name: Ring, Meggan

Address: Centralia, Kansas

Date of Birth: 02/02/1984

Charge: 48 Hours

Date of Arrival: 12/21/2012

Date of Release: 12/23/2012

Reason: Time Served

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Commissioner Charles R.

Loiseau placed a call to the

Board to discuss the shooting

range dirt work and the motor

grader bids.

Public Works Administrator

Mike Craig and Sheriff Daniel

A. Hargrave met with the

Board to discuss completing

the dirt work on the City of

Marysville shooting range.

The Marshall County Public

Works have dug the first rifle

range and will now complete

the second pistol range. The

project cost of dirt work is

being shared by the Sheriff

Department and City of

Marysville Police department

up to $5,000.00 each.

Murphy Tractor sales representative

Chadd Blackwood

met with the Board.

Thomas K. Holle moved,

seconded by Robert S. Connell

to approve the purchase of a

John Deere 672G 6WD motor

grader for $103,500.00 from

Murphy Tractor, Topeka, KS

with a 7 year/7500 hour buy

back trading in the 2002 CAT

140H motor grader. Motion


Robert S. Connell moved,

seconded by Thomas K. Holle

to approve the following purchase

orders. Motion carried.

Manatron, Hays, KS for 2

Dell Optiplex computers and

installation $2,826.30-General

(District Court) fund-P.O. #


William C. O’Keefe

Attorney, Seneca, KS for court

appointed attorney $1,340.72-

General (District Court) fund-

P.O. # 4323

Kimble Mapping, Inc.,

Manhattan, KS for 2012

Maintenance for Maps

$3,000.00-Appraiser fund-P.O.

# 4291

Frese CPA, LLC,

Marysville, KS for 2009 ending

budget year audit


(Commissioner) fund-P.O. #


Robert S. Connell moved,

seconded by Thomas K. Holle

to approve the following 2012

abatements with a value of 639

with a total tax of $74.92.

Motion carried.

Thomas K. Holle moved,

seconded by Robert S. Connell

to re-appoint Lucy Papes,

Marysville as a Pawnee County

Name: Schwindamann, Alan

Address: Deering, North


Date of Birth: 09/12/1962

Charge: Marshall Co.


Date of Arrival: 12/21/2012

Date of Release: Still


Reason: Still Incarcerated

Name: Butler, Jason

Address: Marysville, Kansas

Date of Birth: 01/16/1978

Charge: Return From


Date of Arrival: 12/23/2012

Date of Release: Still





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Motion carried.

Thomas K. Holle moved,

seconded by Robert S. Connell

to approve publishing a Notice

of Budget Hearing to amend

the 2012 Marshall County

budget for the Health

Department fund to be held on

December 31, 2012 at 10:30

a.m. at the Commissioner

Room in the Courthouse.

Motion carried.

Public Works Administrator

Mike Craig met with the Board.

Robert S. Connell moved,


seconded by Thomas K. Holle

to approve the following purchase

orders. Motion carried.

McConnell & Associates,

Wichita, KS for 56- 50# bad of

UPM cold patch $698.20-Road

& Bridge fund-P.O. # 107748

Murphy Tractor, Topeka, KS

for 2012 John Deere 672G

motor grader $103,500.00-

Special Machinery fund-P.O. #


Thomas K. Holle moved,

seconded by Robert S. Connell

to adjourn the meeting at 11:22

a.m. Motion carried. The next

scheduled meeting will be

Monday, December 24, 2012

starting at 9:00 a.m.

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McGruder Named Phillips

66 Big 12 Player of the Week

K-State Sports Information


Senior Rodney McGruder

earned Phillips 66 Big 12

Player of the Week honors for

the second time in three

weeks on Monday after helping

Kansas State to a pair of

wins last week.

McGruder averaged a

team-best 19.5 points on 55.2

percent shooting (16-of-29)

with 4.0 rebounds, 3.0 assists

and 1.5 steals in 36 minutes in

the wins over Texas Southern

and No. 8/9 Florida. He also

connected on 7-of-10 from

the free throw line, including

a 5-of-6 effort in the win over

the Gators.

McGruder opened the week

with a season-high 26 points

in the win over Texas

Southern on Dec. 18 on 12-of-

17 field goals to go with three

assists, two rebounds and one

steal in 34 minutes. It was

15th career 20-point scoring

game, while the 12 field goals

were a career-high. He was

solid all-around in the 67-61

win over No. 8/9 Florida in

the Hy-Vee Wildcat Classic

on Saturday at the Sprint

Center, the Wildcats’ first regular-season,


Top 10 win since knocking off

No. 8 Minnesota at home, 62-

52, on Dec. 21, 1981.

Overall, it was just the 12th

non-conference Top 10 win in

school history, including the

seventh in the regular season.

Playing 38 minutes, he posted

13 points, six rebounds, three

assists and two steals against

the Gators.

McGruder earns the award

for the third time in his career

and the second time this season

after winning it on Dec.

10 with his double-double

effort in the road victory over

George Washington. He was

also named the weekly award

K-State Sports Information

LAS VEGAS, Nev. - In a

rematch of the 2011 BTI

Invitational final, Kansas State

faced UNLV on Friday evening

at the World Vision Classic.

The Wildcats avenged last season’s

loss to the Runnin’ Rebels

with a 80-54 win to close out its

week at the Cox Pavilion. With

the win, K-State ended a threegame

losing streak.

K-State (8-3) was led on

Friday by senior and All-

America candidate Brittany

Chambers with 28 points and a

K-State’s Rodney McGruder (22) was named Big 12 Player of the Week for the second time

this year. (Photo by Ben Brake)

winner on Dec. 26, 2011 after

his MVP performance at the

Hawaiian Airlines Diamond

Head Classic.

One of just eight Wildcats

with 1,100 points and 500

rebounds in a career, McGruder

paces two players in double

figures with a team-high 13.3

points per game on 41.4 per-

career-high 15 rebounds.

Chambers, still playing with a

high ankle sprain from the Dec.

16 game against UTEP, carded

her 10th career double-double

and third this season by halftime,

as she had 11 points and

11 rebounds at the break.

She has scored 20 or more

points in five games this season

and K-State has now won 18

straight games when Chambers

scores 20 or more points in a

game. Chambers also added 5

assists and four steals to her

final stat line.

cent shooting with 5.3

rebounds and 2.1 assists in 28.7

minutes per game. He has a

team-tying seven double-figure

scoring games (and two 20point

outings), all of which

have come in the last nine


The Wildcats (9-2) conclude

the non-conference slate with

Chambers, Craig Lead K-State To 80-54 Win

Joining Chambers in double

figures was freshman Bri

Craig. Craig tallied a careerhigh

15 points and reached

double figures for the fourth

time in the last five games.

For the 11th straight game

this season, K-State reached

double figures in steals with a

season-high 18. For the season,

the Wildcats have 138 steals

which are the most through 11

games in the Deb Patterson era.

After the Runnin’ Rebels

narrowed K-State’s early lead

to one, 13-12, with 11:39

Thinking About Retiring?

two home games in a threeday

span against UMKC (4-

8) on Saturday, Dec. 29 and

South Dakota (5-8) on

Monday, Dec. 31 before

opening the Big 12 schedule

against nationally-ranked

Oklahoma State (10-1) on

Saturday, Jan. 5.

remaining in the first half, the

Wildcats strung together a 20-4

run to secure a 33-16 lead at the

half. During the run, K-State’s

defense held UNLV without a

basket for seven minutes.

Chambers jump started the

run with consecutive threepoint

field goals, followed by

four points from Caron.

Ashlynn Knoll helped cap the

run with four points, two on a

turnaround jumper and another

two on a coast to coast steal and

layup with 6:15 to play. The

Wildcats carded 11 fast break

K-State Sports Information


Fifth-ranked Notre Dame

foiled K-State’s bid to end

its recent downturn by besting

the Wildcats 87-

57 Thursday night at the

World Vision Classic,

extending K-State’s losing

streak to three straight

after opening the season

with seven consecutive


K-State (7-3) had three

players reach double figures

for the second straight game

and was led by senior All-

America candidate Brittany

Chambers with 18 points

and seven rebounds despite

a high ankle sprain she suffered

against UTEP on

Sunday. With her output on

Thursday, the guard from

Jordan, Minn., moved into

eighth place on K-State’s

career scoring list with

1,559 points passing

Tammie Romstad (1978-82;


Joining Chambers in double

figures were sophomore

Haley Texada and Ashia

Woods. Texada tallied 11

points, while Woods carded

10 points and five rebounds.

For the 10th straight game

this season, K-State reached

double figures in steals with

12 for the night. For the season,

the Wildcats have 120

steals, or 12.0 per game.

Notre Dame (8-1) had

five players score in double

figures, led by consensus

All-American Skylar

Diggins with a game-high

22 points and eight assists.

Joining Diggins in twin figures

were Natalie Achonwa

with 13 points, while Kayla

McBride added 12 and Ariel

Braker and Kaila Turner

each chipped in with 11.

Notre Dame forced the


Lady Cats Downed

By No. 5 Notre Dame

points in the opening stanza

and 19 for the game.

Chambers and Craig carded

the first 12 points of the second

for the Wildcats. Chambers

opened the half with back-toback

jumpers, while Craig

drained eight straight points,

including consecutive threepoint

field goals to boost K-

State’s lead to 45-22 with 15:04

to play.

The Wildcats built a 26-point

advantage, as Mariah White

and Haley Texada each carded

consecutive corner three-point

K-State’s Mariah White

Wildcats into seven

turnovers in the first six

minutes, scoring 11 points

off those errors including

eight in transition to take a

17-5 lead. The Fighting

Irish were led during this

stretch by Diggins with 11


The Fighting Irish built

their lead to 21 at 41-19

with 4:12 remaining the in

half. Consecutive threepoint

field goals from

Texada and Kendra Spresser

narrowed the deficit to 41-

25 with 2:17 to play. Notre

Dame built the lead back to

24, 49-25, before halftime

with a 7-0 run capped by a

Turner three-pointer before

the halftime buzzer.

K-State was able to bring

the contest to within 21

points following a Chantay

Caron three-point play with

11:54 remaining in the second

half, but Notre Dame

proved too strong and built

its lead to as many as 31

with under four minutes to


field goals to raise K-State’s

lead to 65-39, with under five

minutes to play.

Kansas State will have a

brief break for the holidays,

before returning to action on

Saturday, Dec. 29 at UC Santa

Barbara at 4 p.m. (CT). K-

State’s game against the

Gauchos will be available on

the K-State Sports Network

with updates available on the

official K-State Gameday

account on Twitter


Come home to Blue Rapids and

Waterville, it’s just a short paddle

down stream to be with friends.

Blue Rapids Free Press Page 9

Thursday, December 27, 2012

Rodney McGruder (22) took home Big 12 honors after his

play against Florida.

Kansas State Head Basketball Coach Bruce Weber takes in the whole game walking

the sideline encouraging his players and giving directions for the next play. (Photos

by Ben Brake)

K-State Sports

Kansas State Downs Florida, Breaks AP’s Top 25

It’s hard for a bigger man to keep up with K-State’s Guard Angel Rodriguez (13).

Kansas States Will Spradling (55) drives the middle and looks for the basket or for

someone open to dump off to.

Sports Blue Rapids Free Press - Thursday, December 27, 2012 10A

Wildcats Down No. 8 Gators, 67-61

K-State Sports Information


was a big night for K-State fans

at the Sprint Center on

Saturday night as they witnessed

something the Wildcats

had not done since 1981.

Junior Will Spradling had a

season-best 17 points, as he

helped lead the Wildcats to a

67-61 victory No.8 Florida.

The victory marked K-State’s

first nonconference win over a

Top 10 team in the regular season

since defeating No. 8

Minnesota on Dec. 21, 1981.

Rodney McGruder also

ended the night in double digit

scoring, finishing with 13 as he

hit key free throws down the

stretch. Jordan Henriquez had a

strong night off the bench to

give the Wildcats an emotional

charge with nine points, six

rebounds and five blocks.

The opening half was a seesaw

battle, with both teams

going back-and-forth. K-State

(9-2) jumped out to a quick 7-3

lead after Spradling knocked

down his first 3-pointer of the

night. Florida (8-2) would

quickly answer with seven

straight to take a 10-7 advantage.

With the Gators holding a

two-point lead, Angel

Rodriguez answered with a big

3-pointer to give the Wildcats a

20-19 lead with 7:29 left in the

period. K-State would build on

its lead and go into halftime

holding a 33-23 lead.

The second half saw the

Gators change the momentum,

quickly cutting the Wildcats

lead to one with 16:15 remaining.

Rodriguez once again

answered the Gators’ scoring

with another 3-point shot to

give K-State a 39-35 lead.

Florida would go on to tie the

game at 41 apiece after backto-back

3-pointers, but a

Martavious Irving’s trey gave

the Wildcats the lead for good.

K-State controlled possession

on its way to the win, and

Henriquez provided a defensive

presence underneath with

four of his blocks coming in the

second half. Patric Young led

Florida with 19 points and 10


K-State’s depth was the difference

maker, as the Wildcat

reserves outscored their Florida

counterparts, 21-7. The

Wildcats also outrebounded

Kansas State Guard Will Spradling (55) lays one in. (Photos by Ben Brake)

Florida 36-27, including 25 on

the defensive end that limited

the Gators to only 10 second

chance points.

The Wildcats return to action

on Dec.29, as they host UMKC

in Manhattan. The game can be

seen live on Fox Sports Kansas

City, with a tipoff time of 6


Postgame Quotes

K-State vs. No. 8 Florida

Quotes Head Coach Bruce

Weber Opening Statement…

“That was a heck of an effort

by our guys. The thing is, we

had to compete for 40 minutes

just to give ourselves a chance.

Against Michigan and

Gonzaga, we competed for 20

minutes and we did not have

the greatest second half tonight,

either. During that timeout

when they made a little run, I

said ‘We have been here

before,.’ We were like this in

Brazil, where you get to a point

where the other team comes at

you and do you lay down or do

you step up? We had to guard

and we had to rebound.

Whether the shots go in or not,

you still have to do the things

and you cannot break down.

Billy Donovan said that we

held them to the lowest point

total of the year. The magic

level of playing before the

crowd energized, we made

shots, which was a great confidence

booster for everybody.

We only had 10 turnovers

which was a positive thing for

us against a very, very good

defense. We had a lot of guys

step up. Obviously, Jordan

Henriquez had some struggles

but he came out tonight and

played with great energy and

not only blocked shots, but he

made some big, big plays for

us. Obviously, Will Spradling

was hot early. I thought our

movement hurt them.

Martavious Irving had two big

3-pointers. I thought that was

huge and I thought that he really

competed on the defensive


On team’s performance...

“For Will, as far as somebody

as picked up our system, he has

done the best job. He has a

great feel of what we want. I

thought he got moving tonight.

We talk about the magic level

and he got moving a little and

he hit a couple shots and after

that, you just start feeling good

about yourself. I think that is

ironic that he missed some free

throws but Jordan finally made

one, so I guess you have got to

take that. You would like to see

Will make them all but it was

nice to see Jordan make them. I

also thought that Martavious

made a couple of big shots and

I thought Rodney really competed

and brought it up. We

have been really on them in

practice to compete everyday

and that is the only way that

you can get better. We are starting

to see a little bit of light, but

there is a long way to go. This

is one win. There is no doubt

that the crowd energized us.

You got out there and you see

all of the purple and the noise,

it was a good all-around team


Senior Center

Jordan Henriquez

On playing relaxed…

“I have been struggling lately

and I just went out there and

left it all on the floor. Coach

has told me since the day he got

here, that I have to be consistent

and that has what I have

been dealing with. Tonight, I

just went out and played my

heart out.”

On his defensive performance


“I love blocking shots and

protecting the rim. It helps our

team in transition to get out and

get fast breaks and have good

offensive opportunities.”

Senior Forward Rodney


On the team’s performance…

“It is big time. We know that

we can compete with the best

and beat them. This win is a

great confidence builder.”

On tonight’s win over


“I do believe that we competed.

Coach gave us a great

motivational speech before the

game and we let each other

down the past couple times that

we have played against Top 25

teams, so we did not want to

have another meltdown like

that. So we challenged one

another to go out there and

compete for 40 minutes.”

Junior Guard Will Spradling

On his early shooting success

“It brought energy.

Whenever you are shooting it

well and you see the ball go

through the net, it brings confidence

to yourself and to your

teammates. You saw

Martavious shooting it well too

and that just brings confidence

to the team.”

On his performance in

tonight’s game…

“It was probably my best allaround

performance that I have

had. I did not have any

turnovers and I played 39 minutes.

I had a solid game.”

Florida Head Coach Billy


On Patric Young’s foul


“No, not really. He got 19

points in the game, and I

thought he played a very good

game. I thought it was really

our team that did not play at the

level we needed to to beat

Kansas State today. I thought

that their kids played with great

passion and great energy, and

they played very hard. They

made key plays and key

rebounds in crucial situations, I

thought, in the second half. I

did not necessarily think that

Pat’s (Young) foul trouble had

anything to do with it. For the

amount of minutes he was out

there, he would have only had

four or five more minutes, and

he is probably not going to play

any more than that. He is probably

a guy that is going to play

between 28 and 30 minutes just

from a fatigue standpoint. So, I

do not think that played much

of a factor in the game.

K-State’s Martaviovus Irving (3) mixes it up with the big boys. Angel Rodriguez (13) looks for the cutter. Now all that Thomas Gipson (42) has to do is jump straight up

and he will be fouled in the act of shooting.

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