eFreePress 01.19.12.pdf - Blue Rapids Free Press


eFreePress 01.19.12.pdf - Blue Rapids Free Press

Publishers Free Press

Blue Rapids, Ks

& Manhattan, Ks

Blue Rapids

Free Press

Vol. 3 Number 29 Thursday, January 19, 2012

Boys Fall, Girls Win In Tournament

In the opening round of the

Twin Valley League tournament

Valley Heights girls got

off to a slow start against #12

seed Axtell, but went on to win

the contest 45-22.

The Mustangs held Axtell to

10 points in the second half.

VH was led in scoring by

Lesley Frohberg with 12, followed

by Kelsey Potter (11),

Drew Mann (10), Sidney

Blackburn (9), Cassidy

Coggins (3).

Valley Heights (8-3) faced

the Frankfort Wildcats (7-4) in

a highly contested first round

TVL tournament game on

Monday and prevailing 52-50.

Frankfort pushed out to an

early 11-3 lead then Valley

Heights closed the half on a

26-12 run to head into halftime

with a 6 point lead. (29-23).

The second half was back and

forth with the scored tied at the

end of the 3rd Qtr. 39-39.

Valley Heights went on to finish

the game by outscoring

Frankfort 13-11 in the final

stanza. “I was proud of our

kids effort and poise throughout

the game.” “We have said

all year that effort is the only

thing that we can count on

every game and we certainly

got that tonight.” Valley

Heights will face #1 state

ranked Washington County on

Thursday at 6:00 in the TVL


S. Blackburn-19 pts

K. Potter-14 pts

B. Atkinson-3 pts

D. Mann-6 pts

L. Frohberg-9 pts

C. Coggins-1 pts

The Valley Heights boys

were ranked 10th going into

the tournament.

On Saturday the Mustangs

fell to #7 Washington County

by a score of 49 to 34.

Tuesday night the Mustangs

played Clifton Clyde in a

Consolation game and fell 41

to 37

Saturday, January 14th

TVL Boys:

Bern 39,

Axtell 34

Centralia 61,

Wetmore 46

Frankfort 49,

Blue Valley 27

Linn 61,

Clifton-Clyde 42

Washington County 49,

Valley Heights 34

TVL Girls:

Blue Valley 33,

Onaga 26

Valley Heights has

announced the 1st Semester

Honor Roll:

High School

4.00 Grade Point Average


Rachel Christie

Kaitlyn Wilson

Blake Zimmerling


Jesse Medina

Katelyn Musil


Cole Maddox

Charles Musil


Sidney Blackburn

Max Blaske

Payton Manley

Grade School

4.00 Grade Point Average

8th Grade

Sydney Chartier

Taylor Doner

Madison Hargrave

Jarrett Whitson

Sidney Blackburn (23) gets a rebound against Axtell Saturday afternoon.

Centralia 53,

Bern 22

Frankfort 43,

Clifton-Clyde 20

Hanover 58,

Linn 35

Valley Heights 45,

Axtell 22

Monday, January 16th

Twin Valley League –


Baileyville B&B 49,

Washington County 30

Centralia 55,

Bern 44

Frankfort 57,

Onaga 40

Hanover 68,

Linn 67

Twin Valley league –


Centralia 38,

Baileyville B&B 28

Valley Heights 52,

Frankfort 50

Washington County 66,

Hanover 41

Wetmore 51 vs.

Blue Valley 44

Tuesday, January 17th

Twin Valley League


Consolation Boys

Axtell 55,

Blue Valley 52

Clifton-Clyde 41,

Valley Heights 37

Twin Valley League


Consolation Girls

Linn 26,

Clifton-Clyde 21

Onaga 50,

Bern 43

Elijah Smith (22) goes for the basket for the Mustangs against Washington County.

Valley Heights 1st Semester Honor Roll Named

7th Grade

Hunter Stevenson

Emma Tryon

William Yungeberg

Honor Roll

3.99-3.50 Grade Point



Levi Berger

Jordan Crook

Kourtney Fry

Lamar Whitson


Brenden Dobrovolny

Mariah Parker


Payton Arganbright

Rebecca Atkinson

Lesley Frohberg

Kelli Jacobson


Stephanie Boren

Jerrika Chase

Shania Nemechek

Katlynn Treff

Brianna Winslow

Gage Woodyard

Grade School

Honor Roll

3.99-3.50 Grade Point


8th Grade

Keaton DeWalt

Anthony Edwards

Kimberly Enoch

Jarret Griffee

Brandi Roepke

Hannah Steenson

Kourtnee Tennyson

7th Grade

Chevelle Murk

Ashton O’Toole

Adrian Pishny

Zackery Sprague

Emily Steenson

Shelby Vermetten

Logan Woodyard

Honorable Mention

3.49-3.00 Grade Point



Katelyn Kinzel


Brooke Claycamp

Devin Griffee

Tanner Trimble

Jessie Zidek


Bennett Bargdill

Alexis Hartloff


Cassidy Coggins

Kolt Cooper

Lane Jorgenson

Drew Mann

Trysta Molthan

Grade School

Honorable Mention

3.49-3.00 Grade Point


8th Grade

Quentin Blaske

Paige Claycamp

Kylie Ekstrum

7th Grade

Cachet Linck

Sara Mann

Cami Meierhans

Samantha Meyer

Blue Rapids

City Council

Holds Meeting

At the January meeting of

the Blue Rapids City Council

last Wednesday the Council

approved a bid from Don

Osborne in the amount of $350

to purchase lot 35 on Genesee

Street was accepted.

(Editor’s Note: This is an

empty lot next to the Osborne

home accross the street west of

the Methodist Church.)

1. The Council re-appointed

Sarah Toerber to a three-year

term on the planning commission.

2. The purchase of roofing

materials ($629.50) as quoted

by Hometown Lumber to

replace the roof on the bathhouse

was approved.

(Editor’s Note: The bath

house is located in the Fair

Grounds and the City and the

Fair board have made an

agreement that the Fair board

would repair the roof if the

City purchased the materials.)

3. Placing more stop signs

around the city died for lack of

a motion.

4. Council designated State

Bank of Blue Rapids as the

official bank per K.S.A. 9-

1401 designated The Telegraph

as the official newspaper per

K.S.A. 12-651.

(Editor’s Note: The Council

ask about designating the Free

Press but was told the paper is

not a legal newspaper because

they do not charge for subscriptions.)

5. A continued public hearing

on nuisance birds at 1200

Genesee was opened at 7:30

p.m. Mr. Kruse did not appear

until 7:35 p.m. Mr. Kruse stated

that he still has 10 geese on

his property, they are penned

and he is not able to sell them

without a federal permit which

he stated he has applied for.

Council voted to dismiss the

case until which time Mr.

Kruse either obtains more than

ten (10) birds or the birds

become a nuisance.

(Editor’s Note: This property

was declaired a public nuisance

about a year ago

because of a large number of

bird on the property. The geese

On the 14th of January, 2012

there were 4 intentionally set

grass fires in Marshall County.

The first being called in at

0125 a.m. at 14th and Osage


The second and third fires

fire was called in simultaneously

at 0235 a.m. North of

U.S. 36 between 14th and 15th


The 4th fire was called into

dispatch at 0240.a.m. in the

1000 section of 13th road. Fire

Departments responding to

these numerous calls were

are protected by the Federal

Government and the Council

felt that Mr. Kruse had

removed what was considered

a nuisance.)

6. Council voted to accept

the contract awards as awarded

for CDBG grant 11-HR-030

and to receive the city’s wellhead

protection plan as it exists

with no changes.

7. Soybeans harvested from

the industrial park land will be


8. By consensus, the council

decided to pursue the demolition

with grant funds of a

house owned by Jean Thornton

for as long as no funds are

expended in the process. The

Kansas Historical Society has

determined the house at 321 W.

6th to be “potentially eligible”

for listing in the National

Register of Historic Places

which affects the use of federal

funds for demolition.

(Editor’s Note: The house

has been determined to be

“potentially eligible” but it is

in very poor condition and the

City must document the problems

before any demolition can

take place.)

9. The following contractors

have obtained their 2012 business

licenses: Richard Nelson

Construction, Inc.; Weiche &


Council members present

were: Amy Bishop, Jon

Brake, Mike Minihan, Jerry

Pope and Bob Roepke. Mayor

Nowak was absent. Council

president Bob Roepke

presided. No items were added

to the agenda. The minutes of

the December 14, 2011 regular

meeting were approved as presented.

Pay Ordinance 2234

was approved. Resolution

2012-01 requesting a waiver

from accounting practices set

forth in K.S.A. 75-1120a(a)

was approved.

Sheriff’s Reports

Arson Grass Fires

Kansas State Fire

Marshall Notified

The Valley Heights recycling

day is Saturday, January

21 st from 9:30 am to 11:00

am. The collection trailer will

be in Blue Rapids by the horse

barn at the north side of the fair


All typical recycled items

will be collected including

paper, cardboard, cans, junk

mail, glass etc. Plastics are

limited to numbers one (1) and

two (2). Please rinse food containers

to reduce odors. Pre-


Drops Public



Marysville, Beattie/Home

City, Oketo and Blue Rapids.

The Fire Marshall has been

notified of the situation.

Any information in regards

to this incident please call the

Marshall County Sheriff’s

Office at 785-562-3141.

Also be aware that with this

incident and recent burglaries

that any vehicle travelling on

the county and township roads

after a late hour [0100 a.m. per

say] may be stopped and

checked. Again, please report

any suspicious vehicles, anytime,

in your rural neighborhoods.

Recycling Trailer

Will Be In BR

sorting material allows the line

to move smoothly for everyone.

We thank all our community

volunteers for their dedication

to this effort benefiting the

Valley Heights community.

For more information call

Tony Yungeberg at Valley

Heights Community Education

at 363-2211, Stacy Vermetten

at 363-2030 or Phil Osborne at


News Blue Rapids Free Press - Thursday, January 19, 2012


Valley Heights High 2nd Quarter Honor Roll


4.00 Seniors

Rachel Christie

Kaitlyn Wilson

Blake Zimmerling


Katelyn Musil


Kelli Jacobson

Cole Maddox

Charles Musil


Sidney Blackburn

Max Blaske

Payton Manley

8th Grade

Sydney Chartier

Taylor Doner

Madison Hargrave

Jarrett Whitson

7th Grade

Emma Tryon

Emergency Management: Stay Safe This Winter

Add rock salt, sand and a

snow shovel to your emergency

supply kit

Prepare for isolation in your


Winterize your home

Insulate pipes

Keep fire extinguishers on


Learn how to shut off water

Valley Heights Community

Education is proud to announce

the recent notification that

USD 498 will receive the 21st

Century Community Learning

Centers Grant for the year of

2012. This grant will provide

funding for Valley Heights students,

Kindergarten through

6th grades, to attend an eight

week summer program.

Funding for this program is

All ATVs, golf carts and special

purposes vehicles must be

registered if they are to be operated

within the city limits of

Blue Rapids. This law, which

William Yungeberg

Honor Roll



Levi Berger

Jordan Crook

Kourtney Fry


Brenden Dobrovolny

Jesse Medina

Mariah Parker

Tanner Trimble


Payton Arganbright

Lesley Frohberg

Alexis Hartloff


Stephanie Boren

Jerrika Chase

Cassidy Coggins

Shania Nemechek

Katlynn Treff

Brianna Winslow


Know how to help people

around you who may not be

able to help themselves

Give your car a tune up

We would also like to add

that now is a good time to

check the supplies you already

have ---- check expiration dates

on food stores, be sure to rotate

delivered through the Kansas

State Department of Education

and is dependent upon future

funding through the Federal


One of the emphases of the

grant application was technology.

With this grant the program

will purchase handheld devices

such as E-readers or Ipads. The

use of this technology will

allow the classrooms to expand

went into effect on September

22, 2009, requires that all such

vehicles be registered with the

city clerk and application can

be made at the city clerk’s

water supplies, add special

items that you may not have

needed last winter - like baby,

pet, or special medial supplies.

It's a good idea to have an

extra, charged, cell phone battery

just in case you get stranded

somewhere. And - don't forget

to throw an extra blanket in

the car.

outside of the walls of the traditional


As the school year advances

more information on the summer

program will be sent home

with students.

We look forward to a wonderful

second half of the school

year and are excited to move

forward with the programs that

this grant makes possible.

If you have any questions

Blue Rapids ATV/Golf Cart Reminder

Yungeberg Drug

Will be closed

Sat Jan 21

39 95 The


Motorcraft oil and filter change, rotate and inspect four

tires, inspect brake system, test battery, check air and cabin

filters, check belts and hoses. Top off all fluids.

Offer valid with coupon. Taxes extra. Expires 60 day

from 1-1-12.

Dick Edwards Ford Lincoln Mercury

7929 E. Highway 24, Manhattan, 785-776-4004

Home of Elsie Grace’s

Dry Food Mixes and

Homeade Fudge

Gifts for all occassions

Saturday 9-3



Blue Rapids and Marysville Area

Farm & Ranch

Free Estimates


A Div. of Blue Valley Insurance Agencies, Inc.

Gage Woodyard

8th Grade

Anthony Edwards

Kimberly Enoch

Jarret Griffee

Brandi Roepke

Hannah Steenson

Kourtnee Tennyson

7th Grade

Chevelle Murk

Ashton O’Toole

Adrian Pishny

Zackery Sprague

Hunter Stevenson

Shelby Vermetten

Logan Woodyard

Honorable Mention



Lamar Whitson


Karina Amdraka

Brooke Claycamp

office. At the time of registration,

the owner must provide a

proof of liability insurance and

pay a $20 registration fee.

Penalty for not obtaining a

valid registration shall be

Jennie Edith Dunlap

Jennie Edith Dunlap, 92, of

Frankfort, Kansas, died

Saturday, January 14, 2012, at

the Frankfort Community Care

Home. She was a long time resident

of the area.

Edith was born August 28,

1919, in Barrett, Kansas, the

daughter of Arley Ray and

Bertha Crowell Hidy. She

attended local schools.

Edith was a homemaker. She

also worked for sixteen years

and retired from Campbell

Soup Company in Humboldt,

Nebraska, During the war, She

worked for Colman Lamp

Company in Wichita from 1942

until 1945. She was a member

of the Frankfort United

Methodist Church, the

Historical Society and the

RSVP, a senior volunteer pro-

Kenneth L. Sells, Agent

Devin Griffee

Devin Griffee

Jessie Zidek


Rebecca Atkinson

Bennett Bargdill

Skyler Smith


Devin Crumbley

Lane Jorgenson

Drew Mann

Trysta Molthan

8th Grade

Quentin Blaske

Brittany Brungardt

Paige Claycamp

Keaton DeWalt

Kylie Ekstrum

Jared Oatney

7th Grade

Sara Mann

Emily Steenson

Also - we are fast approaching

tornado season, so now is

the time to be thinking about

what you need for spring

storms. We are having the

storm spotters meeting in

Frankfort this year at the Cigna

Center. It is scheduled for

March 21st at 7pm.

USD 498 Receives Grant for Camp Exploration

Farm & Ranch


Book Your Pasture Burning

Now, Before It’s To Late

Will: 785-713-2221 Shawn: 785-268-0012


regarding this or any matter

with Community Education,

please feel free to contact

Director, Tony Yungeberg by

phone at 785-363-2211, by

email at tyungeberg@valleyheights.org,

or in person at the

USD 498 office located at 121

East Commercial, Waterville.

imposed in accordance with

section 201 of the Standard

Traffic Ordinance and other

provisions the city may have in


gram. Edith loved to read and

enjoyed attending various

social functions, especially pot

luck dinners.

Edith married Nicholas

Nelson Dunlap on December 6,

1941 in Junction City, Kansas.

He preceded her in death on

January 13, 1975.

She is survived by her

daughter, Patricia Gardner

(John), Lincoln; her sons,

George Dunlap (Pam Dungan),

Falls City, Nebraska, Dennis

Dunlap (Linda Rush),

Humboldt, and John Dunlap

(Becky), Beattie; eleven grandchildren

and twelve greatgrandchildren.

She was preceded

in death by her parents and

one brother and four sisters.

Funeral services will be held

at 11:00 a.m., Saturday,

January 21, 2012 at the

Frankfort United Methodist

Church. Reverend Norma

Jeane Miller will be officiating.

A funeral lunch will follow the

service and then a procession to

Greenwood Cemetery south of

Blue Rapids. The family will

greet friends on Saturday at

10:00 a.m., prior to the service.

They suggest memorial

contributions to the Frankfort

Community Care Home, and

those may be sent in care of

Kufahl Funeral Home in

Wheaton. Online condolences

may be made at www.campanellafuneral.com.

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Program at 11:00 a.m. with

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News Blue Rapids Free Press - Thursday, January 19, 2012 3A


Kelsey Osborne Weds Megan Chaffee

Megan Chaffee and Kelsey

Osborne were married

September 10, 2011 at First

Covenant Church, Salina. The

ceremony was officiated by

Pastor Doug McHenry. The

bride's parents are Mark and

Barb Chaffee of Salina and the

grooms parents are Jim and

Shelli Osborne of Blue Rapids.

Grandparents of the groom

are Donald and Roberta

Osborne and Irma Lupher, of

Blue Rapids and the late Kelly

Lupher. The bride's grandparents

are Harold Chaffee of

Lincoln, NE and the late Wilma

Jean Chaffee and Marvin and

Mildred Pickel.

Erica Ring, friend of the

bride was maid of honor.

Bridesmaids were Dani

Wiesen, friend of the bride;

Sara Chaffee, sister of the

bride; and Samantha Osborne,

sister of the groom.

Best man was Cody

Osborne, brother of the groom.

Groomsmen were Jerred

Snyder, friend of the groom;

Ryan Bishop, friend of the

groom; and Dan Swearingen,

friend of the groom.

By Ron Wilson, director of

the Huck Boyd National

Institute for Rural

Development at Kansas State


It’s fun watching a puppy

grow. Seeing a dog grow and

learn is one of the benefits of

taking the dog project in 4-H.

Today we’ll learn about a group

of people involved with the 4-

H dog project who not only

developed their dogs, they

helped develop a new service

which is now benefitting hundreds

of people with disabilities.

Glenda Keller is a long-time

K-State Research and

Extension agent in Washington

County. She explained that, in

the 1980s, she had 4-H members

in the dog project who

were raising puppies for out-ofstate

guide dog services. As the

4-Hers tracked where those

dogs went, they found that virtually

none of the dogs were

being placed in the Midwest.

The dogs were being shipped to

the populated areas on the east

and west coast.

So, 4-H leaders and others in

Washington County wanted to

set up a service through which

dogs could be trained to serve

people with disabilities in the

central section of the country.

All Your Ag Needs

The ring bearers/flower boys

were Cooper and Caden

Purcell, cousins of the bride.

The candle lighters were

Megan Ortega and Chelsea

Weber, cousins of the groom.

Ushers were Hubert, Trenton

and Ryan Tiemeyer, cousins of

the groom. Scripture was read

by Kristal Baumgartner, friend

of the couple. The pianist was

Coleen Warkentin and the

vocalist was Sara Chaffee, sister

of the bride.

Following the ceremony a

reception, dinner and dance

was held at the Salina Country

Club. The reception hosts and

hostesses were Tom and Phyllis

Pickel, uncle and aunt of the

bride; and Ken, Debbie,

Kendra, Kylie and Kayla

Hanson, friends of the bride.

The groom is a graduate of

Kansas State University-Salina.

He is a pilot for Seaport

Airlines. The bride is a graduate

of Kansas State University.

She works in the customer

service department at Seaport


They are at home in

Memphis, TN.

In 1990, these leaders organized

the Kansas Specialty Dog

Service, also known as KSDS

Inc. It was established in the

county seat: the rural community

of Washington, population

1,197 people. Now, that’s


A former restaurant building

in Washington was available. It

became the dog training center

with a canine housing unit next

door. Local volunteers set out

to train dogs to assist people

who are blind or otherwise


KSDS now offers three separate

programs: Guide dogs to

help the visually impaired,

service dogs to help those who

are physically impaired, and

social dogs which are utilized

in medical settings, by educational

facilities, and by social

work professionals.

The primary breeds of dogs

used in this service are yellow

and black Labrador retrievers

and golden retrievers. Most of

the dogs are born and bred in

Washington County, and then

placed with puppy raisers

across 17 states. The puppy

raisers care for the dogs from

the age of eight weeks to 18 or

20 weeks, at which point the

dogs come back to Washington.

All of the dogs are screened

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at the K-State veterinary school

to evaluate their temperament

and physical characteristics

such as the dogs’ eyes and hips.

If a dog should not meet the

standard for some reason, the

puppy raisers get first choice to

acquire the dog. If the puppy

raiser declines, there is a waiting

list of others who are interested

in the dogs.

But those dogs that do pass

are slated for a rewarding

career as an assistance dog.

KSDS trainers evaluate what

type of service work the dog is

best suited for, and what type of

training would be most appropriate

for them.

Meanwhile, KSDS receives

applications from individuals

who have a need for a service

dog trained for special needs.

In order to help understand the

type of setting in which the dog

will work, applicants might be

asked to send in a video of their

home and surroundings. KSDS

will evaluate the physical

demands and type of assistance

needed, and then try to find the

ideal match of the person and

the dog. When the dog is two

years old, it will be matched

and placed with a person.

Remarkably, this service is

free of charge to the recipients.

KSDS has been offering this

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Megan and Kelsey Osborne

“The Benders” Come To Waterville

The Waterville Opera House

and the Weaver Hotel will team

up on Saturday, February 11,

2012 to provide an evening of

dining enjoyment and entertainment

in Waterville, Kansas.

There will be a Valentine’s

Dinner, followed with a performance

by the “The Benders”

a 50s& 60s Rock Band from

Wichita, Kansas,

Drummer and vocalist Byron

Brewer first fronted "The

Benders" on Oct. 28, 1985.

Coincidently, that was also the

time of his most recent haircut.

As the leader of "The Benders"

Byron often claims that his hair

is more popular than he is.

Joining Byron in the fourman

group that produces

melodius 50s and 60s show

tunes are saxophonist / vocalist

Kevin May, guitarist / vocalist

Johnny Cruz fresh from a 4

year vacation, and Bassist

Larry "Campy" Campanello.

May, who has been playing

both guitar and saxophone for

over 40 years, grew up in

Wichita and attended Wichita

State University, where he

studied music, May went on to

teach at Wichita State before

joining "The Benders in 1990.

In 1998, May left "The

Benders" for a gig with the

internationally acclaimed

group "Roomful of blues." As a

member of that group, May

was able to perform with artists

such as Ray Charles, Ike

Turner, and The Blues Brothers

Band. A desire to raise his family

in the Wichita brought

Kevin back to the Midwest in

1999, and he re-joined "The

Benders" in 2003.

Guitarist Cruz is a Law

enforcement officer when not

rocking and after a 4 year

retirement brings back to the

stage his polished vocal and

guitar skills.

Rounding out The Benders is

Bassist Larry "Campy"

Campanello. Recently re-joining

the band after a two year

"vacation " Campy brings his

unique bass, vocal and fashion

flare to the band in addition to

the often imitated but never

duplicated "Campy Shuffle"

One of the most common

questions besides "Is that your

real hair?" is how the group

gets its name, "The Benders".

This is a question, the group

says, that has a combination of

answers, one gruesome and one


The unique answer to that

question is that one day when

looking for a group name, the

men stumbled across a newspaper

clipping that told of a family

in Southeastern Kansas with

the last name of Benders. As

the story goes, the Benders

family set up a restaurant and

were suspected of murdering

some of their diners.

Making a long story short,

the men combined the fact that

many of the great bands from

the 1950s used the naming format

of "The _______," and the

story they found about the

Benders in the mid-nineteenth

century, to come up with the


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how "The Benders" came to be

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will find a complete line of

Benders merchandise including

CD's, clothing, and more.

Call the Weaver Hotel at

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Kansas Profile – Now That’s Rural

Glenda Keller – Kansas Specialty Dog Service

service from its home base in

Washington for 21 years.

Glenda Keller, now retired

from K-State Research and

Extension, is vice president of

the KSDS Board of Directors.

“We’ve defied all odds to be

successful here,” Glenda said.

“There were a lot of naysayers

when we got started. But these

dogs are changing the lives of

the people they work with. It’s

almost a miracle,” she said.

It’s fun watching a puppy

grow. It can be rewarding to see

a dog grow and develop, as we

experienced in the 4-H dog

project. Glenda Keller and

other 4-H leaders have made a

difference by helping their 4-

Hers and their dogs to grow,

and by helping the Kansas

Specialty Dog Service to grow

as well.

And there’s more. Next

week, we’ll learn about the

remarkable performance of

these assistance dogs in the

day-to-day life of their owners.

Audio and text files of

Kansas Profiles are available at


For more information about the

Huck Boyd Institute, interested

persons can visit



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Relay For Life


Marshall County

Wish Upon A Cure

January 21. 2012

@ Astro Theatre

Marysville, Ks.

9 a.m. Survivor and Team

Registration (Teams-$10.00)

11 a.m. Free Movie: Beauty & The Beast

Online Registration: relayforlife.org

Door Prizes and Free Popcorn for those

who pre-register before or on that day.

Come, join the FUN !!!!!!

For information,

please contact:

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Marshall Co.


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East of the Airport

on North Street

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A break from life that’s close to home.

NEWS EWS Blue Rapids Free Press - Thursday, January 19, 2012

RSVP’s Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program

Low and moderate income

individuals, families and senior

citizens can once again receive

free assistance in completing

and filing their federal, state

and local tax returns through

RSVP of Northeast Kansas’

Volunteer Income Tax

Assistance (VITA).

For more than 20 years,

RSVP volunteers have assisted

residents with low and moderate

incomes who need help

with their basic tax returns

through the VITA program.

“This program would not be

possible without the dedicated

Steve Curran, Girard, and

Sandra Belden, Wichita,

announce the engagement

and coming marriage of

their daughter Lisa Curran

to Kirk Duensing, son of Dr.

Ken and Zita Duensing,

Blue Rapids.

The future bride is a 2008

graduate of Girard High

School. She is studying

journalism and English at

the University of Kansas

with plans to graduate in

May. The future groom is a

2008 graduate of Valley

Heights High School. He is

studying genetics at the

University of Kansas with

plans to graduate in May

Home Notes

By Susan A. Latta - CEA

Marshall County Extension


Are you looking for ideas to

improve your finances in the

New Year? Saving even $20 a

month at 6% interest can really

make a difference thanks to the

power of compounding interest.

In 10 years $2,400 in contributions

will total $3,265; in

20 years $4,800 in contributions

will total $9,113 and in 30

years the $7,200 contributed

will total $19,585.

The most common excuse

for not saving is “too many

other expenses.” Here are

some ideas for finding an extra

$20 a month to save.

* When it’s time to renew

your vehicle or home insur-

Marshall County Sheriff’s


Jail Activity Sheet

Week of: January 9, 2012 to

January 15, 2012

and continue his studies in

medical school.

ance, compare rates with other

companies. How much can

you save if you increase your

deductible? Consider consolidating

all types of coverage

with one company that offers a

discount for doing this.

* Stop the special features on

your phone service like call

waiting, call forwarding, and

text messaging.

* Cancel the premium cable

TV channels you rarely or

never watch.

* Check with local phone

and utility companies to see if

they offer service packages at

discount prices that include

local phone service, internet

access, cell phones, cable TV,


* Toss your pocket change

Name: Young, Johnathan

Address: Waterville, Kansas

Date of Birth: 10-07-1970

Charge: 72 hours

Date of Arrival: 01-09-2012

Date of Release: 01-13-2012

Reason: Time Served

Name: Crum, Travis

Address: Blue Rapids,


Date of Birth: 04-24-1972

Charge: Marshall County


Date of Arrival: 01-10-2012

Date of Release: Still


Reason: Still Incarcerated

Name: Stell, Troy

Address: Marysville, Kansas

Date of Birth: 10-06-1972

Charge: Marshall County


The couple plan a June 2,

2012, wedding at Mount

into a jar at the end of the day.

* Reduce food costs away

from home. Bring your lunch,

switch from cappuccino to regular

coffee, purchase beverages

and snacks at grocery and discount

stores and avoid convenience

stores and vending


* For family entertainment

check out video and DVDs free

from the local library.

* Pay off your credit card

balance and avoid the interest

charges. Or if you’re going to

pay interest find a card with a

low rate.

* Be patient and wait for

things to go on sale, especially

seasonal items.

* Consult with your physician

or pharmacist about pur-

Date of Arrival: 01-10-2012

Date of Release: 01-11-2012

Reason: $600 Surety Bond

Name: Stell, Troy

Address: Marysville, Kansas

Date of Birth: 10-06-1972

Charge: Marshall County


Date of Arrival: 01-12-2012

Date of Release: 01-13-2012

Reason: $10,000 O.R. Bond

Name: Shanek, Robert

Address: Waterville, Kansas

Date of Birth: 11-08-1958

Charge: 48 Hours

Date of Arrival: 01-12-2012

Date of Release: 01-15-2012

Reason: Time Served

Name: Wilson, Christopher

Address: Marysville, Kansas

Date of Birth: 05-27-1981

Calvary Lutheran Church in


chasing generic drugs rather

than brand name ones.

Plan too for saving unexpected

income. If you’ll be

getting a pay raise this year put

some of it away in savings.

And if you get a tax refund and

it’s a big check, consider saving

at least half of it.

As you put away money in

savings set financial goals.

You’ll be much more disciplined

to save and stay focused

if you have a goal in mind.

Perhaps it’s for retirement, education,

a family vacation, a new

car, or a home improvement.

For more information on

financial security contact the

Marshall County Extension


Marshall County Sheriff’s Jail Report

Charge: Marshall County


Date of Arrival: 01-13-2012

Date of Release: Still


Reason: Still Incarcerated

Name: Johnson, Michelle

Address: Marysville, Kansas

Date of Birth: 10-27-1966

Charge: DUI

Date of Arrival: 01-15-2012

Date of Release: 01-15-2012

Reason: $1,500 Surety Bond

Name: Conner, Mark

Address: Marysville, Kansas

Date of Birth: 09-08-1981

Charge: Marshall County


Date of Arrival: 01-14-2012

Date of Release: Still


Reason: Still Incarcerated

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support of the volunteers

spending countless hours

throughout the tax season to

help families and individuals

become more financially stable

and economically independent,”

said Joni Spellmeier,

Executive Director of RSVP.

“This program is a prime

example of bringing community

partners together to advance

the common good for all in

Marshall and Washington


“During times such as these,

a program like this can have a

huge impact on families in our

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

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community,” said Spellmeier,

who noted that last year RSVP

certified program volunteers

completed more than 488 tax

returns with more than

$387,193 being returned to the

community – and the family

budgets of those most in need

of this infusion of fiscal


Residents using the VITA

service are asked to bring the

following items: a valid photo

ID; all W2 Forms; all 1099

forms (interest, dividends, pensions);

local wage tax forms;

Social Security numbers for all

taxpayers and dependents; last

year’s tax returns; information

related to income and expenses;

real estate tax receipts; and

a personal banking account

check if you would like direct


The VITA walk-in service in

Marysville will be offered in

the Helvering Center

Community room on

Wednesdays from Feb. 1 to

April 11, 2012. Hours of service

will be from 9 a.m. to 11

a.m. and 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. An

evening session will be held on

Thursday, Feb. 9 from 4 p.m. to

Kirk Duensing Engaged to Lisa Curran

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Thursday Night Jan. 19: Spaghetti Dinner

Friday Night Jan. 20 Buffet: BBQ Ribs and BBQ Meatballs

Signature Prime Rib available every Friday and Saturday


Sunday open til 1:30 pm from the menu

Catering & Party Room Available!

7 p.m. at Lincoln Center, 405

N. 4th Street. If unable to make

it on any of these dates,

appointments will be made to

accommodate working families.

Call the RSVP office to

make an appointment.

The following one-day sites

are also available: Axtell –

Tuesday, Feb. 28 from 9 a.m. to

12 p.m. – Ace’s Backroom at

402 Maple; Blue Rapids

Thursday, Feb. 23 from 9 a.m.

to 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

- Blue Rapids Community

Center on the North side of

Public Square; Frankfort –

Friday, Feb. 17 from 9 a.m. to

11 a.m. and 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. -

Elm St. Apartments, 201 N.

Elm [new location];

Summerfield – Monday, Feb.

13 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. -

Community Center at 211 Main

Street; Waterville – Thursday,

Feb. 23 from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. -

Waterville Elementary School,

307 E. Lincoln; Hanover –

Friday, Feb. 10 from 1 p.m. to

3:30 p.m. - Kloppenberg Senior

Center, 101 Highland; also at

Hanover by appointment by



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Valley Heights Loses to Clifton-Clyde, 37 - 41

Tanner Trimble (10) pushes past the Eagles’ Caleb

Gelino (10) as he jumps towards the net.

Valley Heights High School Basketball Schedule 2011-12

BOYS Results Record


* 2 7:45PM Centralia @ Valley Heights 45 - 38 0 - 1

* 6 7:45PM Valley Heights @ Bern 51 - 63 0 - 2

Bern: Platt 20 (3-3's), E.Meyer 18. VH: Musil 27.

9 7:45PM Wabaunsee High School @ Valley Heights 42 - 45 1 - 2

VH: Musil 11, Trimble 10.

13 7:45PM Valley Heights @ Republic County 32 - 63 1 - 3

* 16 7:45PM Valley Heights @ Blue Valley 54 - 64 1 - 4

BV: 21-10 4th qtr. Drouillard 22, Peter 20. VH: Musil & Bargdill 11.

* 20 7:45PM Linn @ Valley Heights 50 - 22 1 - 5

Linn: Herrs & Wiese 10.


* 3 7:45PM Clifton-Clyde @ Valley Heights (2OT) 47 - 44 1 - 6

CC: Branfort 17, Ohlde 10. VH: Parker 14, Musil 11.

* 6 7:45PM Valley Heights @ Axtell 52 - 38 2 - 6

VH: Parker 16, Musil 11, Trimble 10. Axtell: Porting 10.

10 7:45PM Valley Heights @ Centralia 30 - 52 2 - 7

Cent: S.Steinlage 16. VH: Musil 14.

14 4:00PM Valley Heights vs. Washington County 34 - 49 2 - 8

17 7:00PM Clifton-Clyde vs. Valley Heights 41 - 37 2 - 9

TVL Tournament Consolation: VH: Bargdill 14 (4-3's), Musil 10.

21 10:00AM Blue Valley vs. Valley Heights

TVL Tournament Consolation:

* 27 7:45PM B&B @ Valley Heights

* 31 7:45PM Valley Heights @ Wetmore


3 7:45PM Wamego High School @ Valley Heights

* 7 7:45PM Frankfort @ Valley Heights

* 10 7:45PM Valley Heights @ Hanover

* 14 7:45PM Onaga @ Valley Heights

* 17 7:45PM Washington County @ Valley Heights

21 7:45PM Valley Heights @ Linn

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* 6 6:15PM Valley Heights @ Bern 72 - 23 1 - 1

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9 6:15PM Wabaunsee High School @ Valley Heights 58 - 38 1 - 2

VH: Mann 12, Blackburn 10.

13 6:15PM Valley Heights @ Republic County 19 - 53 1 - 3

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VH: Potter 28, Mann 13. BV: Tucker 20.

* 20 6:15PM Linn @ Valley Heights 11 - 31 3 - 3

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* 3 6:15PM Clifton-Clyde @ Valley Heights 20 - 24 4 - 3

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10 6:15PM Valley Heights @ Centralia 40 - 39 6 - 3

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14 1:00PM Axtell vs. Valley Heights 22 - 45 7 - 3

16 4:45PM Frankfort vs. Valley Heights 50 - 52 8 - 3

TVL Tournament Quarterfinal: VH: Blackburn 19, Potter 14.

19 6:00PM Washington County vs. Valley Heights

TVL Tournament Semi:

* 27 6:15PM B&B @ Valley Heights

* 31 6:15PM Valley Heights @ Wetmore


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Marshall County Minutes

January 9, 2012

The Board of Marshall

County Commissioners met in

regular adjourned session with

Charles R. Loiseau, Chairman;

Thomas K. Holle and Robert S.

Connell members; and Sonya

L. Stohs, County Clerk present.

The meeting was called to

order at 9:00 a.m.

The Board opened the meeting

with the flag salute.

The minutes and agenda

were approved as presented

upon a motion by Robert S.

Connell moved, seconded by

Thomas K. Holle. Unanimous.

Agency on Aging Director

Heather Ruhkamp met with the

Board to recommend a step

increase for Diane Broxterman

from Clerk I, Step I at $11.95

an hour to Clerk I, Step II at

$12.29 an hour effective

February 1, 2012. Charles R.

Loiseau moved, seconded by

Thomas K. Holle to approve

the step increase for Diane

Broxterman from Clerk I, Step

I at $11.95 an hour to Clerk I,

Step II at $12.29 an hour effective

February 1, 2012.


Charles R. Loiseau moved,

seconded by Thomas K. Holle

to approve signing a letter of

support for the KDOT transportation

grant for Agency on

Aging. Unanimous.

Thomas K. Holle moved,

seconded by Robert S. Connell

to go into executive session at

the request of Agency on Aging

Director Heather Ruhkamp for

five minutes at 9:08 a.m. to discuss

matters of non-elected

personnel with Agency on

Aging Director Heather

Ruhkamp present. Unanimous.

Charles R. Loiseau moved,

seconded by Robert S. Connell

to move Julie Caffrey and Nan

Roeder to Nutrition Site, Step

II at $10.63 an hour with

KPERS benefits and no more

than 1,200 hours effective

February 1, 2012.

Mark Lawlor, Cleanline

Energy Services met with the

Board to discuss being able to

transport wind energy through

Dane’s Automotive

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welding supplies and tires.

All Automotive Repairs.

Your Drop and Lock Hitch Dealer

324 E. Front St., Waterville, Ks


direct current transmission

lines with a current project

called the Green Belt Express

(western Kansas to Illinois).

Public Works Administrator

Mike Craig and Public Works

Coordinating Supervisor Larry

Polson met with the Board.

Charles R. Loiseau moved,

seconded by Thomas K. Holle

to approve the following purchase

order. Unanimous.

Network Computer

Solutions, Manhattan, KS for

HP/Compaq Elite 8100 computer

$1,075.07-Road &

Bridge fund-P.O. # 107666

Lisa Davies, Rural

Development met with the

Board to introduce Donnie

Wolfe, Junction City as the new

County Sanitarian who is

replacing Gary May that retired

in December.

Undersheriff Tim Ackerman

met with the Board to request a

position movement for Chance

Hartner from Corrections

Officers I at $11.85 an hour to

Sheriff Deputy, Probation at

$12.66 an hour effective

January 9, 2012. Thomas K.

Holle moved, seconded by

Robert S. Connell to approve

the movement of Chance

Hartner from Corrections

Officers I at $11.85 an hour to

Sheriff Deputy, Probation at

$12.66 an hour effective

January 9, 2012. Unanimous.

The movement of personnel is

due to the retirement of Sheriff

Deputy William Pennington

effective December 31, 2011.

Robert S. Connell moved,

seconded by Charles R.

Loiseau to approve the following

purchase orders.


Mail Finance, San Francisco,

CA for 2012 Jan-Mar lease

agreement $1,090.62-General

(Courthouse) fund-P.O. # 4083

KWORCC, Topeka, KS for

2012 Premiums for workman’s

comp $64,095.00-Workmen’s

Comp fund-P.O. # 4081

Frontier Forensics, Topeka,

KS for 2011 autopsy $650.00-

General (District Coroner)-P.O.

# 4082 (2011 funds)

Midland Medical Supply,

Omaha, NE for supplies

$577.14-Health fund-P.O. #


Slup’s Repair, Marysville,

KS for car repairs $759.98-

General (Sheriff) fund-P.O. #

3984 (2011 funds)

Modern Marketing, Atlanta,

GA for shelter in place

brochures $508.90- EM Grant

funds-P.O. # 4015

B & W Electric, Marysville,

KS for 4” backflow preventer

for the Courthouse bsmnt

sprinkler sys $3,535.32-

Courthouse Building fund-P.O.

# 4080

Thomas K. Holle moved,

seconded by Robert S. Connell

to accept the resignation of

Richard Petr as the Blue Rapids

Township Treasurer effective

February 1, 2012. Unanimous.

Thomas K. Holle moved,

seconded by Robert S. Connell

to approve the Neighborhood

Revitalization application for

Steve Yager, Marysville, KS

with the preconstruction pictures

that were provided by the

applicant. Unanimous.

Thomas K. Holle moved,

seconded by Robert S. Connell

to approve the voucher for the

Home Sewer District and

instruct the County Treasurer to

pay these bills out of funds

available for this purpose.






11:00 a.m., January 9, 2012

The Board of Marshall

County Commissioners met in

regular adjourned session with

Robert S. Connell, Thomas K.

Holle and Charles R. Loiseau,

members; and Sonya L. Stohs

County Clerk, present.

Charles R. Loiseau moved,

seconded by Robert S. Connell

to appoint Thomas K. Holle as

chairman of the Board for

2012. Unanimous.

Emergency Management


Thomas K. Holle moved,

seconded by Robert S. Connell

to reappoint William

Schwindamann Jr. as

Emergency Management

Director for 2012. Unanimous.

Public Works Administrator:

Robert S. Connell moved,

seconded by Charles R.

Loiseau to reappoint Mike

Craig as Public Works

Administrator for 2012.


County Health Nurse:

Charles R. Loiseau moved,

seconded by Thomas K. Holle

to reappoint Vicki S. Rhodes as

the County Health Nurse for

2012. Unanimous.

Public Health Officer:

Thomas K. Holle moved,

seconded by Robert S. Connell

to reappoint Dr. John Ryan as

the Public Health Officer for

2012. Unanimous.

Agency on Aging:

Charles R. Loiseau moved,

seconded by Thomas K. Holle

to reappoint Heather Ruhkamp

as the Agency on Aging

Director for 2012. Unanimous.


Robert S. Connell moved,




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seconded by Thomas K. Holle

to reappoint Lou Ann

Wassenberg as the custodian

for 2012. Unanimous.


Thomas K. Holle moved,

seconded by Robert S. Connell

to authorize County Treasurer

Linda Weber to invest the

County’s funds in County

Federally insured depositories

and State Investment Pool for

2012. Unanimous.

Recycling Coordinator:

Robert S. Connell moved,

seconded by Charles R.

Loiseau to reappoint Fred

Cohorst as the Recycling

Coordinator for 2012.


County Newspaper:

Charles R. Loiseau moved,

seconded by Robert S. Connell

to appoint the Marysville

Advocate as the county paper

for 2012. Unanimous.

County Counselor:

Robert S. Connell moved,

seconded by Charles R.

Loiseau to reappoint Laura

Johnson-McNish as the County

Counselor for 2012.


Depositories of county


Thomas K. Holle moved,

seconded by Robert S. Connell

to designate the following

depositories of county funds.


County Treasurer:

First Commerce Bank,

Marysville, KS

United Bank and Trust,

Marysville, KS

Citizens State Bank,

Marysville, KS

State Bank of Bern, Axtell,


United Bank of Beattie,

Beattie, KS

State Bank of Blue Rapids,

Blue Rapids, KS

First National Bank,

Frankfort, KS

Vermillion State Bank,

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Economic Development

Director George McCune and

Community Development

Coordinator Juanita McCune

met with the Board to give

them a weekly update.

Public Works Administrator

Mike Craig met with the Board.

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Robert S. Connell moved,

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The Kansas State football

fans turnout in force at the

Cotton Bowl. More than

80,000 Wildcat and Razorback


Here are a few facts about

the stadium:

The Cowboys Stadium site

covers 73 total acres; the overall

site encompasses 140 total


• The stadium is 3 million

square feet containing 104

cubic feet of volume.

• Stadium length – 900 feet

from one end zone retractable

wall to the opposite end zone

retractable wall• The Dallas

Cowboys Statium has the

world’s largest 1080p HDTV

video board. The $40 million

video board configuration has

30 million light bulbs and

25,000 square feet of video displays.

Weighing 600 tons, the

screens will be suspended 90

feet directly over the center of

the playing surface and stretch

from nearly one 20-yard line to

the other.

• Cowboys Stadium is the

largest, most technologically

advanced entertainment venue

in the world. Designed by HKS

and built by Manhattan

Construction, the $1.1 billion

stadium features two monumental

arches, the world’s

largest HDTV video board, an

expansive retractable roof and

the largest retractable end zone

doors in the world.

• Features of the stadium

include seating for 80,000 and

expandable to 100,000, 300

luxury suites,

Photos by

Jon A. Brake

Kansas State Band plays before the start.

By Michael Vogt

Marshall County Extension


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is subject to negotiation.

Each landlord and tenant, or

land purchasing situation may

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This shot was take from the press box about 3 hours before the 7:30 kickoff.

Kansas State fans were at the doors more than two hours before the game.

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considering no-till and review

cash rental rates. Lately, I have

worked with landlords and tenants

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their leases for years. In one

case, when I was working with

a landlord and I asked what the

cash rental rate was for cropland

involved in the discussion

and the landlord’s cash rental

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cash rental rate in 1998. The

rent has not been adjusted for

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This shows K-State players and the size of the building.

Cash Rental Rates and Land Values

years, as well. Land values,

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lease. Don’t just assume

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tuning may be needed.

I strongly recommend putting

leases in writing.

Also, landlords need to

remember that if you intend to

remove a tenant from an oral

lease, you need to do this in

writing at least 30 days before

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News Blue Rapids Free Press - Thursday, January 19, 2012

Lady Mustangs Move On To Semi-Finals

Kelsey Potter (24) towers over Frankfort’s Arianna Martin (10) as she jumps up to

take a shot.

Cassidy Coggins (12) take a shot before the Wildcats’ defense has a chance to get

close enough to try and block her shot.

Sheldon Kenworthy (30) and Charles Musil (24) get pushed back by the Tiger’s

Evan McGatlin (12) as they try to keep him from reach the net.


Drew Mann (35) fights around the Wildcats’ defense to get closer to the net. Drew

scored 6 points for the Lady Mustangs.

Sidney Blackburn (23) locks onto target as she jumps towards the net. Sidney

scored 19 points to help Valley Heights to their victory over Frankfort.

Valley Heights Boys Lose To Washington County, 49 - 34

Junior High Lady Mustangs A

Team Win Against Luckey, 47-33

Chevelle Murk (32) fights to get the rebound from Luckey’s Hayley Smith (14).

The B team started the night 4th quarter.

ing 27 points of their own. to

off down 10-3 after 6 minutes.

finish with a score of 47-33.

Great effort defensively in the The A team jumped out to an For the first time this season,

2nd quarter helped VH get early lead, ending the first VH had 7 players contribute to

closer at half, down 11-7. quarter up 14-6. Luckey came their score, with Brandi Roepke

Luckey was dominant in the back in the 2nd, going into netting 21 points.

2nd half, outscoring the Lady halftime with a 22-20 over the

Mustangs 15-9, and earned the Lady Mustangs. After half, the Next week, we travel to

26-16 victory. Chevelle Murk ladies stepped up the defensive Clifton-Clyde on Thursday.

led the way for Valley Heights effort and held Luckey to 11 Thanks for your support!!

with 6 points, all coming in the second half points, while scor-

Photos by Deb Barrington.

Coach Noel

Tanner Trimble (10) plans his moves as he works to drive the ball past

Washington County’s Cody Allen (10) and Evan McGatlin (12).

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