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Vol. 4 Number 29 Thursday, January 24, 2013

Valley Heights Boys Take Second In TVL Tournament

The Valley Heights basketball team looks a little down watching Axtell get the 1st place trophy. Players (LtoR) Max Blaske, Bennett Bargdill (11), Charles Musil (24), Blake

Woodyard,Payton Manley, Anthony Edwards, sheldon Kenworthy (30), Derek Trimble (20), Elijah smith (22), Dylan Parker (35), Gage Woodyard (00) and Tanner Trimble.

(Photo by Jon A. Brake)

The Valley Heights Boys

Basketball team finished the

TVL Tournament last Saturday

with a 2nd place finish. On

their path to the championship

game, the boys defeated

Hanover 60-49 in the quarterfi-

Marshall County Cities And School Districts To Hold April Vote

Blue Rapids City

City Council-

Jon A. Brake, Blue Rapids

Jennifer Pishny, Blue Rapds

Robert Roepke, Blue Rapids

Nolan Sump, Blue Rapids

Waterville City


Donald H. King, Waterville


Alex Nolte, Waterville

Frankfort City


John W. Horigan, Frankfort

nals, Frankfort 65-49 in the

semifinals, before falling short

to Axtell 57-60. The boys come

out of the league tournament

with and overall record of 8-3

and a 4-0 league record.

Coach Plummer, “I was

City Council-

Erin P. Owen, Frankfort

Michael J. Simmons,


Marysville City


Bill Phillipi, Marysville


Kenneth L. Kickhaefer,


Ward 1-

Carla Grund, Marysville

Ward 2-

Keith Beikman, Marysville

Ward 3-

proud of our teams fight and

determination through 32 minutes

of adversity in the championship

game. We didn’t have

our A game, give Axtell credit,

but we fought and clawed our

way back into the game and

Breta Bloomberg,


Vicky Gross, Marysville

Ward 4-

Elizabeth Doll, Marysville

Dennis D. Schroller,


Oketo City


Darrell E. Cook, Oketo

Melvern Holle, Oketo


David M. Herrmann

Richard “Sonny” Mick,


gave ourselves a chance at the

end. We would like to thank

everyone who supported and

helped us get through a very

challenging tournament.”

Next up for the Mustangs

will be a road test at B&B on

Friday, followed by another

Tish L. Outhet, Oketo

Ron Schroller, Oketo

Summerfield City


Bruce A. Mitchell,



Cheryl R. Broxterman,


Pieter L. Cloyed,


Roger A. Gilbertson,


Joy B. Renz Jr., Summerfield

Steve Rohrs, Summerfield

away game Saturday at Clifton-

Clyde. The Mustangs will

return home next Tuesday

against Wetmore.

Tournament Average

Names Points PG

Charles Musil 19

Vermillion City


Adam Boyle, Vermillion

Debra K. Evans, Vermillion

Alison Slifer, Vermillion

School Districts #498

Position #4-

Darcy Claycamp, Blue


Sharon D. Osborne, Blue


Position #5-

Christopher McNary, Blue


Tanner Trimble 10

Derek Trimble 7..3

Elijah Smith 6.7

Bennett Bargdill 6.3

Dylan Parker 6

Position #6-

School District #364

Position #4-

Chris Denner, Marysville

Bob Oliver, Marysville

Position #5-

Marc J. Degenhardt,


Michelle Reinhart,


Position #6-

Julie L. Haggard, Home

Steven Schotte, Marysville

Valley Heights Girls Take Third In TVL Tournament

By Jerrika Chase

The Valley Heights

mustangs took on the

Frankfort Wildcats

for a chance to place

3rd or 4th in the TVL

tournament on

Saturday the 19th.

The mustangs beat

the wildcats with a

score of 46-24. Their

record is currently 8-

3, and this Friday

they will take on the

B&B falcons with a

record on 10-2.

Brandi Roepke (55) takes off down court with the ball. Also in the photo is Sidney Blackburn (23), Lesley Frohberg (14) and Taylor Doner (15).

(Photo by Linda Brake)

News Blue Rapids Free Press - Thursday, January 24, 2013

Conservatives Aim To Rein-In Ethics Commission

KS: Conservatives aim to

rein-in ethics commission

By Travis Perry │ Kansas



cusp of the 2013 legislative

session, some conservative legislators

are setting their sights

on the Kansas Governmental

Ethics Commission, with the

goal of leaving it powerless.

Victor R. Nordhus

Victor “Vic” R. Nordhus, 89,

of Marysville, KS, died

Sunday, January 20, 2013 at

Community Memorial

Healthcare in Marysville.

Visitation will be

Wednesday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.,

at Kinsley Mortuary.

A rosary service will be held

at 8 p.m., Wednesday, January

23, at St. Gregory’s Catholic

Church, Marysville.

Mass of Christian Burial will

be held at 10:30 a.m.,

Thursday, January 24, at St.

Gregory’s. Father Jim

Shaughnessy will officiate.

The pallbearers will be his

nephews, Dick Nordhus, Steve

Nordhus, Marty Nordhus, Dave

Nordhus, Mike Nordhus, Jim

Roland S. Weaver, Jr

Roland S. Weaver, Jr., 87,

formerly of the Beattie, KS,

area, died January 16, 2013 at

Clarinda, IA.

Visitation was Sunday,

January 20, noon until 9 p.m.,

at Kinsley Mortuary.

A funeral service was held at

10 a.m., Monday, January 21,

at Kinsley Mortuary. Rev.

Susan Montgomery officiated.

Jane Sedlacek was the organist.

Music inlcuded “Old

Rugged Cross” and “Amazing


June O. Claeys

June O. Claeys, 88, of

Marysville, KS, died Tuesday,

January 15, 2013 at Cambridge

Place. Visitation was Friday,

January 18, 10 a.m. until 5

p.m., at Kinsley Mortuary.

A rosary service was held at

7 p.m., Friday, at St. Gregory’s

Catholic Church.

Mass of Christian Burial was

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

January 19, at St. Gregory’s.

Father Jim Shaughnessy officiated.

Maybelle Circle played the

organ while Saundra Haas

sang. Music included “Be Not

Afraid”, “In the Garden”, “On

John Frederick Simons, 84,

died Monday, January 21, 2013

at the Centennial Homestead

Nursing Home, Washington.

John was born on April 29,

1928, the oldest son of

Frederick Linzy and Olive

(Valentine) Simons in rural

Rooks County, Kansas in the

Survay community. When he

was six, the family moved to a

farm one mile north of Cawker

City, KS. At the age of ten, he

was baptized in the First

Baptist Church of Cawker City.

The Associated Press reported

earlier this week a number

of Republican lawmakers have

voiced frustration over the

politically appointed commission’s

perceived bias against

staunch conservatives.

“Whether or not that’s a reality,

you can’t get to that

because the perception is so

bad,” said Rep. Scott Schwab,

Nordhus, Phil Nordhus, Matt

Nordhus and John Francis


Burial will be in St.

Gregory’s Catholic Cemetery

with Military Funeral Honors

provided by American Legion

Smnr Post 163.

Victor was born September

23, 1923 at Seneca, KS, son of

Francis and Josepha J.

(Dwerlkotte) Nordhus. He

attended St. Gregory’s Catholic

School and graduated from

Marysville High School in


Victor served in the U.S.

Army and was stationed at Ft.

Riley. After his honorable discharge

he returned to

Marysville and began working

The pallbearers were Stan

Weaver, Jacob Weaver, Jordan

Weaver and Scott Van Raden.

Burial was in Beattie Union


Roland was born September

2, 1925, in the family home

near Beattie. His parents were

Roland Stanley Weaver, Sr.,

and Clara Mary Amelia Scholz


He grew up on the family

farm near Beattie and went to

Axtell High School.

In 1950, Roland married

Eagle’s Wings”, “Amazing

Grace” and “The Little Brown

Church in the Vale.”

The pallbearers were Scott

Keller, Marcus Haas, Sheldon

Voet, Jerard Haas, Chris Claeys

and John Borgerding.

The honorary pallbearers

were Michael Menard, Lukas

Byrd, Nickolas Mudd,

Mercedes Menard, Joe Hozjan

and McKenzie Menard.

Burial was in the Marysville

City Cemetery.

June was born June 13, 1924

at Missoula, MT, daughter of

William and Olive (Fletcher)


John Frederick Simons

When he was 16, the family

moved to Lovewell, KS, where

John graduated from high


The family moved to

Hebron, NE, and John worked

at the local sale barn, until he

was called to the Army. He

retired from the Army in 1974,

after serving in both Korea and

Vietnam. He was also stationed

in France, Germany, Colorado,

Missouri, Kansas and


On July 19, 1952, he and

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R-District 49, chair of the

House Elections Committee,

citing instances in which conservative

candidates have gone

before the commission — and

into the headlines — over $1

fines for relatively minor fiscal


But Carol Williams, executive

director of the ethics commission,

said such hearings are

as a car salesman at Nordhus

Motors where he sold Kaiser

Frazer, Buick and later

Oldsmobile automobiles. He

continued to work there until

his death.

He was a member of St.

Gregory’s Catholic Church and

Knights of Columbus. He was a

Fourth Degree Knight and Past

Grand Knight. Victor had a

deep respect for his religion

and enjoyed attending daily

mass and helping as an usher.

Victor also enjoyed playing

golf, bowling and traveling.

When he was young he played

baseball as a member of the

neighborhood team “Carden

Wildcats” and was known as


Della Maye Ryan/Spradley.

In 1951, he graduated from

Kansas State University with a

B.A. degree in Agricultural

Economics. He worked in sales

for a pharmaceutical company,

Goodyear, Boeing, Beechcraft,

Cessna, a John Deere dealership

in Cadwell, KS, several

years with custom combining

crews, was a handyman in the

Topeka area and was an all

around mechanical genius.

He was preceded in death by

his parents; and five sisters, Joy

She married Victor Claeys at

Yakima, WA. They later


June worked in housekeeping

at a hospital in Yakima and

for a jean manufacturing company.

In Kansas, she worked as

a cook for Kansas State

University, the Helvering

Center and Marysville Schools.

June enjoyed flowers and

cooking for her family. She was

a member of St. Gregory’s

Catholic Church and the Altar

Society. She belonged to the

American Legion Auxiliary,

VFW and Moose Club.

She was preceded in death

Alta M. Lovewell were united

in marriage at Junction City,

KS. To this union nine children

were born.

After retiring from the Army,

John found pleasure in farming

and gardening until his health

started to fail. Preceding him in

death were his parents; sons,

Thomas Cecil Simons,

Frederick Stephen Simons;

daughter, Rosalie Renee

Simons; brother Cecil Simons;

and grandsons, Jeffrey Wayne

Bjork and Brian Scott Simons.

Kenneth L. Sells, Agent

often automatic and mandated

by state statute. Because conservatives

comprise a heavy

majority in the state’s political

arena, she said, they also make

up a large number of those

called before the commission.

“It is not the commission’s

fault that those people who

have been solicited over the

last few years have been

He was preceded in death by

his parents; brother, Norbert

Nordhus; sister, Betty Dam;

brother-in-law, Lee Dam; and

sister-in-law, Anne Nordhus.

Survivors include three

brothers, Francis Nordhus,

James (Mary) Nordhus

, all of Marysville, and

Gerald (Jean) Nordhus,

Shawnee Mission, KS; sister,

Edith (John) Herbin,

Jamestown, KS; sister-in-law,

Barbara Nordhus, Marysville;

nieces and nephews.

A memorial fund has been

established to St. Gregory’s

Catholic School. Contributions

may be sent in care of Kinsley


Chesnee, Edna Eileen Kinney,

Mary Anna Weir, Maxine

Kewley and Caryl Jones.

Survivors include one brother,

Raymond Louis (Donna)

Weaver; brother-in-law, Don

Jones (Caryl); son Roland S.

Weaver III (Pam); three grandchildren,

Jacob Aaron

(Kimberly), Jordan Adam and

Jaclyn Annette (Scott) Van

Raden; thirteen nieces and


Kinsley Mortuary was in

charge of arrangements.

by her parents; and three brothers,

William Bolson, Robert

Bolson and Walter Bolson.

Survivors include three children,

Janice (Greg) Haas,

Marysville, Jim Claeys,

Marysville, and Jerry Claeys,

Yakima, WA; ten grandchildren,

ten great-grandchildren,

three great-great grandchildren,

and one step-great-grandson.

A memorial fund has been

established and will be designated

at a later date.

Contributions may be sent in

care of Kinsley Mortuary.

Surviving him is wife, Mary

of Washington; children, Dale

Ann Bjork of Marysville,

Glenn Allen (Rozanne) Simons

of Independence, MO, Happy

John Simons, of Washington,

Rose (Jim) Applegarth of

Morrowville, Kathy Simons of

Washington, Joni (Shannon)

Meier of Mankato; brother,

Robert Keith (Ada Rae)

Simons of Belen, NM; and thirteen


Funeral services will be held

at a later date.

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Republicans,” Williams said.

“That’s just how the chips fall.”

Proposals circulating among

House Republicans include

instituting term limits for commission

appointees, as well as a

controversial suggestion to

transfer enforcement authority

to county attorneys and the

state attorney general, themselves

elected officials.

Would that be a conflict of


“To a degree, yes, and that’s

part of the conversation we

need to have,” Schwab said.

“How do you handle who

polices the police? I don’t

know how we do it, that’s part

of the conversation we need to


But it’s a conversation that

has become increasingly difficult

to spark, said Sen. Dennis

Pyle, R-District 1, Schwab’s

counterpart on the Senate

Ethics and Elections


“I don’t want people to think

we’re trying to get rid of ethics

and go back to the Nixon

days,” Pyle said. “We haven’t

had the conversation; it’s

almost like we’re afraid to have

the conversation because we’re


afraid of being called unethical.”

Neither Schwab nor Pyle

said they were aware of any

pre-filed legislation, but they

expected it to be a topic on

which to focus during the

upcoming legislative session.

For now, Williams isn’t worried.

“Until we see actual legislation

and what is being proposed,

until we’re at that point,

it’s kind of esoteric,” said


Pyle said it’s the duty of state

lawmakers to remain skeptical

of entities such as the ethics

commission, as well as its


“There are always going to

be those that believe they’ve

been mistreated. Our job as legislators

is to find out if that’s

true, and if that means reforming,

changing the dynamics of

the commission, we’ll definitely

be interested in looking at

that,” Pyle said.

Regarding the rumbling of

dissent against the commission,

Pyle said, “I do know that when

you hear thunder, you’re supposed

to be careful, you might

be struck by lightning.”

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News Blue Rapids Free Press - Thursday, Janury 24, 2013

The 2013 Blue Rapids

Annual Meeting was held

Tuesday night.

The dinner was served by

Moser’s Catering of Waterville.

The officers for 2013 are the

same as this year: President

Robert Lindquist; Vice-

President Rod Christie;

Recording Secretary Deborah

Barrington; Correspondence

Sec. Karen Swearingen and

Treasurer Georgena Lindquist.

The annual meeting was

wrapped up with something

very unusual. Tom Parker, local

photographer presented a slide

presentation of his “The Way

We Worked” photo history of a

time in the life of a small

Kansas town.

The project is sponsored by

the Kansas Humanities Council

& the Blue Rapids Historical

Society with support from the

Marshall County Arts


The Way We Worked is an

exhibition created by the

National Archives and is part of

the Museum on Main Street

collaboration between the

Tom Parker tells of “The Way We Worked” project to a large crowd after the Chamber annual meeting.

Chamber Holds Annual Meeting With Showing

Of Smithsonian’s “The Way We Worked”

Smithsonian Institution and the

Kansas Humanities Council.

Parker said he worked on the

photo project from April

through December 31, 2012.

The program showed hundreds

of photos of the people of

Blue Rapids and the surrounding

area working in their jobs.

The beautiful photos were

the pictures that were not

picked for the Smithsonian

traveling show. On eighty-photos

made the final cut to be

shown all across the nation.

Parker also said he was producing

a book in a PDF format

that will be ready for the formal

opening at the Blue Rapids

Historical on February 2nd that

runs through March 17th.

The project chronicles the

businesses of Blue Rapids and

the many employees doing

their daily work around the


Several communities are

participating in the

Smithsonian project but Blue

Rapids is the only town making

a photo history of the people


Photos by Deb Barrington,

Linda Brake and

Jon A. Brake Bob Lindquist Chamber President (far end) conducts the annual meeting.

Tom Parker speaking to the large crowd.

More that seventy-five attended the meeting and “The Way We Worked” program.

Members of the Chamber finnishing up thier dinner.


News Blue Rapids Free Press - Thursday, January 24, 2013

HOME Notes...

By Susan A. Latta - CEA

Marshall County Extension


No matter where you live

you can never be too safe.

Despite what we often believe,

bad things can happen and

lurking people wanting to take

advantage of others can be

found in small communities

like ours. That is why we need

to be alert and prepared so we

can be safe when in public.

Some people plan a crime and

other’s see it as an opportunity

too good to pass up. Here are

some tips to keep you safe in

your vehicle and when carrying

a purse.

Vehicle Safety

* Pay attention when leaving

and returning to your car.

* Have your keys in hand

and finger on the panic button

when walking to your car.

Are Cattle Producers At Risk?

Michael Vogt

Marshall County Extension


I have been a little concerned

over the last several months

about the quality and quantity

of forages we have to feed our

cattle. Many producers have

ammoniated wheat straw and

baled corn and milo stalks to

help supplement fall and winter

grazing and feeding. Many of

the feedstuffs that cattle producers

have available have

been drought stricken and may

not supply the nutrients and

vitamins as in a normal year,

which may mean calves are

born weak and may not survive.

So, this makes me concerned

for our cow-calf producers

as they approach Spring

calving season during the next

couple of months.

One of the causes of weak

calves is the shortage of

Vitamin A, sometimes called

Weak Calf Syndrome.

Larry Hollis, Kansas State

University veterinarian, said,

90th Birthday

There will be an open house

to honor Irma Lupher, who will

be celebrating her 90th

Birthday. The celebration will

be held at the Blue Rapids

Community Center on Sunday,

February 3rd from 1p.m. to 3


Hosting their mother’s birthday

will be Karen Adams, Gale

Lupher, Myrna Cairns, Linda

Merrill, Vicki Rempe, Fred

Lupher, Debbie Tiemeyer,

Rhonda Mueller, Tony

Lupher and Shelli Osborne.

Please come and help celebrate

Irma’s 90th Birthday!

Irma’s address is 504 East

5th Apt. 12, Blue Rapids,

Kansas 66411

* Before you get in, look

inside for intruders.

* Park in a lighted area. In

large parking lots, try to shop

with someone else at night.

* If you see someone sitting

in a car, avoid parking near


* Avoid parking next to a

large van. There might be

someone inside waiting to grab


* If someone asks for help as

you walk by their car, don’t

stop. Go in the store and tell

someone that help is needed in

the parking lot.

* Trust your instincts. If

something does not feel right,

ask for help.

* Never roll down a window

if you have car trouble, crack

the window just a little to talk.

* Avoid leaving your car running

for a quick trip in a store.

“The lack of anything green to

eat last summer left many cattle

going into winter either short

on or deficient in vitamin A.”

“If a vitamin A injection was

not given at fall pregnancy

check time, many cows will be


In many cases, the calf lies

around and eventually dies if

nothing is done to help them.

Hollis adds that other problems

associated with vitamin A deficiency

includes the calf’s

increased susceptibility to

scours, pneumonia, blindness,

and central nervous problems.

As a precaution, winter feedstuffs

should be supplemented

with vitamin A, he said. “Even

if an injection of vitamin A was

given at pregnancy check time,

vitamin A levels may be depleted

before grass greens up this


Hollis adds, “If cattle are not

supplemented with Vitamin A

during last 4 months or longer,

and calving within next 30-45

days, then the cows will need

Irma Lupher

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* Leave only your car key

and not your house key when

having your car repaired or the

oil changed.

* Leave your purse at home

instead of putting it in the trunk

when you get to a destination.

* Avoid carrying a spare

house key in the glove box. A

criminal will discover where

you live after looking at the

registration papers.

* If someone approaches you

and says to give them your car,

don’t reach for your purse. Get

out while you can.

* Keep your vehicle locked

at all times.


* Most men do not carry a

purse, but you might help your

female friend of relative use

safety with her purse. Leaving

a purse unattended in a restaurant

is a big safety issue.

an injection of Vitamin A now!

If the start of calving will be

delayed for 45 days or longer,

cattle producers should start

supplemental Vitamin A feeding

now.” Also, if cattle producers

have been supplementing

with Vitamin A during the

winter, keep up the good


According to Hollis, other

management considerations


• Test corn and sorghum

stalks for high nitrate levels. By

this time of year, “cattle probably

have consumed most of the

fallen grain and many of the

leaves, and the stalks may be

the only feed available to

them,” he said.

“These stalks contain the

highest levels of nitrate in the

plant and may be toxic if they

become the sole source of feed

during periods of snow cover.”

• Move cattle to new feeding

areas regularly. In short pastures,

cattle eat more dirt,

* Avoid carrying your purse

with the strap over your head.

You could injure yourself if

someone grabs it. Have your

hand on your purse and not just

on the strap on your shoulder.

* Avoid leaving your purse

open or unattended in the shopping


* If you are dining out take

your purse with you to the buffet

or salad bar.

* Avoid leaving your purse

unattended at church events


* Downsize your purse. Do

you really need to carry all the

“stuff” you have in your purse.

Make a copy of the contents of

your purse.

By practicing these safety

tips you will protect yourself

and your family. I think that is

an investment worth making.

increasing their risk of picking

up bacterial contaminants from

the soil surface. Producers can

minimize the risk by feeding

supplemental forage, or changing

feeding areas frequently.

• Something else that bears

emphasizing, is the importance

of colostrum to provide antibodies

and nutrients to the calf.

Colostrum should be provided

by the cow or caretaker within

the first 2 hours of life; 6 hours

at the latest; 24 hours is too


There have been reports in

Kansas with calves that have

calved this winter being weak.

But, producers can take action

now to prevent any issues with

having weak calves.

Cattle producers

should contact their veterinarian

to discuss their options.

If you have questions,

please feel free to contact

me at the Marshall County

Extension Office at (785) 562-

3531, or E-mail me at


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They have two daughters, Kim and Lisa and three grand

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Their family is requesting a “card shower” to help them celebrate.

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Mustangs Takes Second Place

Derek Trimble (20) takes a shot in the lane. (Photos by Linda and Jon Brake)

Charles Musil (24) move down the lane.

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785-363-7900 Mon-Sat 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Linda’s Insurance Agency

Specializing in Multi-Peril Crop Insurance

Agents Linda Linda Schmitz Schmitz

Agent/Owner Inez Plegge

400 Center Street • Oketo, KS 66518

785-744-3476 • Office

785-744-3477 • Fax

785-562-2902 • Home

Dylan Parkeer (35) goes back up for a shot.

Help Wanted

The City of Marysville is accepting applications for Pool

Manager for the 2013 season at the current pool and for the

2014 season with the opening of the new pool. The Pool

Manager position will be responsible for day-to-day activities

in managing and operating the pool. This position will be a

seasonal, full-time position during the summer pool season

(May through August) and qualified candidates must be able

to devote full time to this position without conflicting obligations.

Some duties will be required during the months of

March and April related to interviewing, hiring and training


WSI certification desired. Prior experience in managing a

pool is preferable but not required. The manager must be able

to manage in a high stress, high profile environment and be

able to defuse situations calmly. The wage range for the position

is $11.00 to $13.00 depending on qualifications and


A list of duties and responsibilities is available on the city’s

website at www.cityofmarysvilleks.com.

Applications will be accepted until February 15th, 2013. A

selection is expected on or after March 1, 2013. The City of

Marysville is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


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downspouts with a new seamless

system from Blue Valley Seamless


and Home Improvement

Free Estimates

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John & Cheryl Ralph, Owners

Barnes Mercantile/Antique Mall

Barnes, Kansas

Mon. thru Sat. 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Antiques, General Store, Grocery Items

Mustang Motors

2008 GMC Acadia, FWD, power

everything, third row seating, good

tires, nice ride, 96000 miles, asking


Sink, Gordon

&Associates, LLP

Chad L. Parker, CPA

Erin F. Kroeger, CPA

500 East Main

Waterville, Kansas

Owners: Colby and

Jenni Heinen


Cell 785-562-7200

Don’t let Uncle Sam surprise you with the 2013

tax changes!

Let us assist you with all your tax planning needs.

Farm, Individual and Business Tax Planning & Preparation

Accounting, Payroll & Auditing Services

Certified &uickBooks ProAdvisors

128 East Commercial, Waterville Kansas


New Clients Welcome

First Baptist Church

703 Lincoln Blue Rapids, Kansas

Pastor Titus Mohler—(785)363-7547


Sunday School—9:30 AM

Sunday Morning Worship—10:30 AM

Sunday—King’s Kids—4:30 PM

Sunday Evening—6:00 PM

If you do not have a church home we would

like to invite you to come worship the Lord

with us! All are welcome—Come join us!

Located at 1149

Country Place Dr. —

East of the Airport

on North Street

Marysville, KS


News Blue Rapids Free Press - Thursday, January 24, 2013

Marshall County Minutes

January 14, 2013

The Board of Marshall

County Commissioners met in

regular adjourned session with

Thomas K. Holle, Chairman;

Charles R. Loiseau and Robert

S. Connell members; and

Sonya L. Stohs, County Clerk


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 Charles R.

Loiseau moved, seconded by

Robert S. Connell.


County Appraiser Janet

Duever met with the Board.

Thomas K. Holle moved,

seconded by Charles R.

Loiseau to go into executive

session for fifteen minutes at

9:00 a.m. to discuss matters of

non-elected personnel with

County Appraiser Janet Duever

present. Unanimous. No

action was taken as a result of

executive session.

Thomas K. Holle moved,

seconded by Charles R.

Loiseau to approve the following

purchase orders.


William C. O’Keefe,

Attorney at Law, Seneca, KS

for court appointed attorney

$2,170.70-General (District

Court) fund-P.O. # 4327

Marshall County Infant

DCH Enterprises, Inc. doing business as

Dave’s Body Shop and R&K Service



dent repair




Dave or Keith

562-2338 562-3336

Come on out for a free estimate at

742 Pony Express Hwy.

west of Marysville

Toddler Services, Marysville,

KS for books $644.20-

Breastfeeding Grant fund-P.O.

# 4264

Glaxo Smith Kline, Atlanta,

GA for private vaccine

$1,654.00-Health fund-P.O. #


Delaney Law Office,

Hiawatha, KS for court

appointed attorney $928.00-

General (District Court) fund-

P.O. # 4328

JSC, Inc., Spring Hill, KS

for 8 sight sets $524.77-

General (Sheriff)fund-P.O. #


Arbor Ink, Marysville, KS

for 9500 envelopes for CVN’s

$756.32-Appraiser fund-P.O. #


Quill, Philadelphia, PA for

toner for dispatch $908.59-911

fund-P.O. # 4292

Thomson Reuters, Chicago,

IL for 5 backup tapes $518.90-

General (computer Maintenance)

fund-P.O. # 4339

Mail Finance, Chicago, IL

for lease for postage machine


(Courthouse) fund-P.O. # 4338

Kinsley Mortuary,

Marysville, KS for Coroner

expense $880.00-General

(District Coroner) fund-P.O. #


Kansas Association of

Counties, Topeka, KS for 2013

dues $2,709.08- General

(Courthouse) fund-P.O. #4335

North Central Regional

Sheriff’s Report...

Marshall County Sheriff’s


Jail Activity Sheet

Activities for the week of:

January 14, 2013 to January 20,


Name: Mlnarik, Walter

Address: Marysville, Kansas

Date of Birth: 01/16/1962

Charge: Warrant for Fail to


Date of Arrival: 01/15/2013

Date of Release: 01/15/2013

Reason: $365 Cash Bond

Name: Rogers, Jason

Address: Strong City,


Date of Birth: 10/04/1983

Charge: Return From


Date of Arrival: 01/15/2013

Date of Release: Still


Reason: Still Incarcerated

Name: Jones, David

Address: Beatrice, Nebraska

Date of Birth: 11/02/1964

Charge: Driving While

Suspended Three or More,

Unlawful tags

Date of Arrival: 01/16/2013

Date of Release: Still


Reason: Still Incarcerated

Name: Lockhart, Ross

Address: Blue Rapids,


Date of Birth: 08/14/1962

Charge: No Drivers License,

No Insurance

Date of Arrival: 01/17/2013

Date of Release: 01/18/2013

Reason: $200 Cash Bond

Name: Adrian, Anthony

Address: Marysville, Kansas

Date of Birth: 12/16/1966

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Owners: David & Christina Hartsook


Tue ups


Engine repair

Farmers Service

125 South Colorado

Waterville, KS


Full Service

Mechanic On Duty

Services Provided: Gas, Oil Change,

Complete Car Care, Car Wash, Licensed Gun Dealer,

Interstate Batteries, Hydraulic Hoses, Roller Chains,

Oils and Greases

Blue Valley

Senior Living

710 Western Ave.

Blue Rapids, Ks 66411


“We have a warm friendly home like environment that

you feel when you enter the door.”

Planning Commission, Beloit,

KS for 2013 dues $3,500.00-

General (Economic Development)

fund-P.O. # 4334

North Central KS Reg.

Juvenile Det. Facility, Junction

City, KS for 1st Quarter

expense $4,103.28-General

(Courthouse) fund-P.O. # 4336

Thomas K. Holle moved,

seconded by Charles R.

Loiseau to accept the resignation

of John W. Howard as the

Clerk of Marysville Township

Board and to appoint Mike

Ring as the Clerk of Marysville

Township Board. Unanimous.

Public Works Administrator

Mike Craig and Public Works

Coordinating Supervisor Larry

Polson met with the Board.

Charles R. Loiseau moved,

seconded by Robert S. Connell

to approve the following purchase

order. Unanimous.

John Deere Financial, Carol

Stream, IL for repairing injection

pump, replace fuel tank,

electric fuel pump $2,586.70-

Road & Bridge fund-P.O. #


The Board placed a call to

Washington County Commissioners

to discuss the replacement

of the Coon Creek bridge

on Hwy 9 2.5 miles east of the

Marshall/Washington County


Public Works Administrator

Mike Craig informed the Board

that County Township Day is

tentatively to be held on March

12, 2013 at the Helvering


Robert S. Connell moved,

seconded by Thomas K. Holle

to go into executive session for

five minutes at 10:25 a.m. to

discuss matters of non-elected

personnel with Public Works

Administrator Mike Craig present.

Unanimous. No action

was taken as a result of the

executive session.

County Treasurer Linda

Weber and Undersheriff

Timothy Ackerman were present

for the swearing in of the

following Officials by County

Clerk Sonya L. Stohs: County

Commissioner 2nd District

Thomas K. Holle, County

Commissioner 3rd District

Charles R. Loiseau, County

Attorney Laura Johnson-

McNish, Magistrate Judge

Angela Hecke, Sheriff Daniel

A. Hargrave, and Register of

Deeds Martha Roesch.

Register of Deeds Martha

Roesch sworn in County Clerk

Sonya L. Stohs.

Public Works Administrator

Mike Craig met with the Board.



Charge: 48 HRS

Date of Arrival: 01/18/2013

Date of Release: 01/20/2013

Reason: Time Served

Name: Fain, Brandon

Address: Junction City,


Date of Birth: 01/29/1990

Charge: Grand View Warrant

Fail to Appear

Date of Arrival: 01/18/2013

Date of Release: 01/18/2013

Reason: Released to Grand


Name: Beck, Joshua

Address: Marysville, Kansas

Date of Birth: 10/02/1983

Charge: Possession of

Marijuana, Possession of


Date of Arrival: 01/18/2013

Date of Release: Still


Reason: Still Incarcerated

Name: Ring, Meggan

Address: Centralia, Kansas

Date of Birth: 02/02/1984

Dr. Sara Baskerville-Crome









Office Hours: Monday, Tuesday,

Thursday, & Friday

Mondays & 8:30 Thursdays AM - 5:30 9 a.m. PMto

5 p.m.

600 Sharp, Blue Rapids

785-363-7755 Located at 1124 - Answering Pony Express phone Mon.-Sat. Highway

Marysville, Kansas

Jackets Coats

Hats Bags



11:00 a.m., January 14, 2013

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 Thomas K. Holle

to appoint Robert S. Connell as

chairman of the Board for

2013. Unanimous.

Emergency Management


Charles R. Loiseau moved,

seconded by Thomas K. Holle

to reappoint William

Schwindamann Jr. as

Emergency Management

Director for 2013. Unanimous.

Public Works Administrator:

Thomas K. Holle moved,

seconded by Robert S. Connell

to reappoint Mike Craig as

Public Works Administrator for

2013. Unaimous.

County Health Nurse:

Charles R. Loiseau moved,

seconded by Thomas K. Holle

to reappoint Vicki S. Rhodes as

the County Health Nurse for

2013. Unanimous.

Public Health Officer:

Charles R. Loiseau moved,

seconded by Thomas K. Holle

to reappoint Dr. John Ryan as

the Public Health Officer for

2013. Unanimous.

Agency on Aging:

Charles R. Loiseau moved,

seconded by Thomas K. Holle

to reappoint Heather Ruhkamp

as the Agency on Aging

Director for 2013. Unanimous.


Thomas K. Holle moved,

seconded by Charles R.

Loiseau to reappoint Lou Ann

Wassenberg as the custodian

for 2013. Unanimous.


Robert S. Connell moved,

seconded by Charles R.

Loiseau to authorize County

Treasurer Linda Weber to

invest the County’s funds in

County Federally insured

depositories and State

Investment Pool for 2013.


Recycling Coordinator:

Thomas K. Holle moved,

seconded by Charles R.

Loiseau to reappoint Fred

Cohorst as the Recycling

Coordinator for 2013.


County Newspaper:

Charles R. Loiseau moved,

seconded by Thomas K. Holle

to reappoint the Marysville

Advocate as the county paper

for 2013. Unanimous.

Charge: 48 HRS

Date of Arrival: 01/18/2013

Date of Release: 01/20/2013

Reason: Time served

Name: Pearce, Micheal

Address: Marysville, Kansas

Date of Birth: 05/18/1961

Charge: Disorderly Conduct

Date of Arrival: 01/18/2013

Date of Release: 01/19/2013

Reason: $100 Cash Bond

Name: Stout, Marcella

Address: Marysville, Kansas

Date of Birth: 04/03/1978

Charge: Theft Warrant

Date of Arrival: 01/20/2013

Date of Release: Still


Reason: Still Incarcerated

Name: Stoudt, Cheryl

Address: Waterville, Kansas

Date of Birth: 08/18/1959

Charge: Theft Warrant

Date of Arrival: 01/20/2013

Date of Release: Still


Reason: Still Incarcerated




Lots More

Route 77 Corner Stores

Blue Rapids 785-363-7364

Waterville 785-363-2641

Roy and Mandi Hartloff

County Counselor:

Thomas K. Holle moved,

seconded by Robert S. Connell

to reappoint Laura Johnson-

McNish as the County

Counselor for 2013.


Depositories of county

funds: Charles R. Loiseau, seconded

by Thomas k. Holle 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, KS

United Bank of Beattie,

Beattie, KS

State Bank of Blue Rapids,

Blue Rapids, KS

First National Bank,

Frankfort, KS

Vermillion State Bank,

Vermillion, KS

Citizens State Bank,

Waterville, KS

Western National Bank,

Summerfield, KS

Citizens State Bank & Trust

Co., Bremen, KS

County Attorney/County


Citizens State Bank,

Marysville, KS


United Bank and Trust,

Marysville, KS

Citizens State Bank,

Marysville, KS

Clerk of the District Court :

First Commerce Bank,

Marysville, KS

Citizens State Bank,

Marysville, KS

County Attorney Laura

Johnson-McNish met with the


Board to discuss drafting an

agreement with Charlie

Friedrichs, Bremen to tear

down the old Noxious Weed


Charles R. Loiseau moved,

seconded by Robert S. Connell

to approve the vouchers, as presented,

and issue warrants from

the respective funds.


County Attorney Laura

Johnson-McNish met with the


Robert S. Connell moved,

seconded by Charles R.

Loiseau to go into executive

session for five minutes at

11:30 a.m. to discuss matters of

non-elected personnel with

County Attorney Laura

Johnson-McNish and County

Clerk Sonya L. Stohs present.


Twin Valley Director Ed

Henry met with the Board.

Charles R. Loiseau moved, seconded

by Thomas K. Holle to

approve signing two contracts

between Marshall County and

Twin Valley Developmental

Services, Inc. a non-profit corporation,

to designate them as

Marshall County Community

Developmental Disability

Organization (CDDO) and

County Service Provider

(CSP). Unanimous.

Robert S. Connell moved,

seconded by Thomas K. Holle

to adjourn at 12:15 p.m.

Unanimous. The next scheduled

meeting will be Tuesday,

January 22, 2013 starting at

9:00 a.m.

The Courthouse will be

closed Monday, January 21,

2013 to observe Martin Luther

King Jr. Day.

Cindy’s Country Inn

420 South Colorado

Waterville, Ks


Daily Specials

Tuesday - Sunday 7 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Thursday 5 p.m. - 8 p.m. Breakfast Only

Friday & Saturday 5 p.m. - 8 p.m.


Funeral Home

308 West Walnut, Waterville


“A Personal Approach to Service at a Very

Personal Time.”


News Blue Rapids Free Press - Thursday, Janury 24, 2013

Both VH Teams Ranked In State

If you like the Free Press please tell these Advertisers

Dane’s Automotive

Stop in and see us for all your

welding supplies and tires.

All Automotive Repairs.

Your Drop and Lock Hitch Dealer

324 E. Front St., Waterville, Ks


1920 Center St, Marysville, KS


Orphan Train Program At The Museum

A free program will be held

at the Blue Rapids Museum on

Saturday, January 26 at 2:00

about the Orphan Train which

ran on the Central Branch railroad.

A short video will be

shown; Anna Laura Hill, a

placement agent for the Orphan

Train, will be re-enacted by

Melva Sanner; and Pat

Osborne, President of the

Historical Society will speak

about society’s need to place

children in the West. Eight

panels currently on loan from

the National Orphan Train

museum in Concordia will add

to that information.




Refreshments will follow.

This will also the first

opportunity for some of you to

get a glimpse of the remodeling

work in the “old Stanley’s portion”

of our museum as we prepare

for the Grand Opening of

The Way We Worked project

Let us help with your home improvements

• Carpet

We have a wide selection of

• Ceramic Tile 3 Full-time

•Vinyl • Laminates Installers

We can help you furnish every room in your home!

• Sofa, Chairs & Oak Furniture • Bedroom Sets &

•Occasional Tables & Lamps Mattress/Box Springs

• Dinette & Kitchen Sets • Wallpaper, Border, Paints

Dusin Enterprises, Inc.

203 Commercial, Washington, Ks - 325-2379 or 1-800-491-2379

Store Hours: Mon., Tues., Wed., Fri. 9:00 - 5:00 - Thur. 9:00 - 7:00 - Sat. 9:00 - 1:00

Pope Disposal, Inc

Since 1977

Commercial & Residential


For Blue Rapids and


785-363-7537 Jerry Pope, Owner



featuring Tom Parker’s photos

of working in Blue Rapids.

That display will also show 50

photos of working at Georgia

Pacific in the 1960s-1970s

taken by Ed Kittner, Head

Engineer and amateur photographer.

Thank You

The Family of Glen Peterson would like to thank all our

friends, neighbors for

all the prayers, cards, food, flowers, memorials and kindness

shown with our loss.

God Bless you all.

Lyle Peterson Gayle - Karen Peterson and family

Competitive Pricing per ton for scrap




Axtell, Kansas

Thank You

Pickup & Delivery Available


The Family of Glen Peterson would like to thank

all our friends, neighbors for all the prayers, cards,

food, flowers, memorials and kindness shown with



God Bless you all.

Lyle Peterson

Gayle - Karen Peterson and family

C-4 Bakery

Mon. and Tues: 5:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.

Wed: Closed

Thurs: 5:30a.m. - 10:30 and 3:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Fri: 5:30 a.m. - 10:30

Saturday & Sunday 6:00 a.m. - Noon

New Breakfast Sandwiches

Bacon or Sausage, Egg and Cheese

on Croissant, English Muffin or Southern

Style Biscuit served all morning long.



600 Broadway, Marysville, Ks

Phone: 785-562-3485 • Fax: 785-562-9984

•Immunizations •WIC

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

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


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


Friday: Closed

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


Off any service thru Jan. 31.

Marshall County Sheriff’s Office

107 S. 13TH. Marysville, Ks 66508

PH- 785-562-3141 FAX – 785-562-2743

The Marshall County Sheriffs Office is

accepting separate seal bids on two Ford

Crown Victoria Police Interceptors. All

bids are subject to refusal.

2007 Ford Crown Victoria …136,000

miles . 4.8 L V-8.. beige in color..will need

battery….stiff power steering

2008 Ford Crown Victoria…102,000

miles . 4.8 L V-8…off white in color… will

need battery….electrical issues in the dash

..$5oo.oo fix

Both cars run good with no engine or

transmission problems. Cars may be seen

at the Sheriffs Office . Bids may be submitted

at the Sheriffs Office no later than

January 31st, 2013.

• We Recycle look forward • Reuse to many • more Reduce years

serving the community • Rebuild and building

2006 Center, Marysville, Ks * 785-562-1070

D. Roche Fencing, Inc.

Farm • Commercial •


Don & Deb Roche

Quality Fencing Since 1980





Would like to say, "THANK YOU"

to our donors and customers


785-292-4271 • 785-587-4931 • Frankfort, Kansas • droche@bluevalley.net

News Blue Rapids Free Press - Thursday, January 24, 2013 8A

Mustangs Take 3rd Place In Tournament

By: Jerrika Chase

The Valley Heights mustangs took on the

Frankfort Wildcats for a chance to place 3rd

or 4th in the TVL tournament on Saturday the

Sidney Blackburn (23) gets a rebound and then 2-points. Cassidy Coggins (12) makes her start to drive.

Taylor Doner (15) sets for a three point try.

February 6: 55PLUS Lunch Bunch,

12:00 Noon - Innovations for Heart

Valve Treatments: a panel discussion

with Jay Hoffman, Marketing Director

and Jo Webb, RN, Nebraska Heart

Institute, Lincoln, NE and Roy and

Jeanette Hanson, Marysville.

February 7: Breastfeeding Class,

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

Luppen, (785) 268-0025.

February 19: American Red Cross

CPR & First Ad Class, 6:00-9:00 PM.

February 21: La Leche League

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

Luppen, (785) 268-0025.

February 28: Meadowlark Hospice

Bereavement Support Group,

4:30-5:30 PM.

February 28: 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.


Kelsey Potter (24) has her foot on the line for two.

Photos by Linda and Jon Brake

Now Hiring

Frankfort Community Care Home is looking for an

energetic, dependable and flexible individual for a

Ft Position as RN or LPN for the 2-10 Shift.

FCCH offers very competitive wages and a benefit


Interested call Tish Outhet, D.O.N. at

785-292-4442 E.O.E.

Thank You

The family of Marj Haecker would like to thank everyone

for the food, cards, flowers, memorial contributions

and all the kindness shown to us at the time of our loss.

Thank-you to Pastor Dennis Holst for the beautiful

memorial service and to the Church of Christ for the wonderful


We would also like to thank Blue Valley Senior Living

and Meadowlark Hospice for the good care given to our


Hunting Land Lease





INFO 772-221-8502

Closed Saturday

Yungeberg Drug will

be closed Sat. Jan

26th Rock Chalk

Request for Bids

The City of Blue Rapids is accepting bids for

approx. 5.88 acres in the city’s industrial

park. Bids must start at $5000/acre. Sealed

bids are due to City Clerk by 4:00 p.m.

February 13, 2013. City reserves the right to

refuse any and all bids received. 04 Public

Square, Blue Rapids, KS 66411 785-363-


Blue Rapids Greenhouse

and Flower Shop

Cut Flowers, Balloons, Gifts, and more

M-F 9-5

Saturday 9-noon

Blue Rapids Greenhouse &Flower Shop Open 9-5.

Call (785) 363-7300 or come by 805 Pomeroy St.

CMH February Specialty Clinics

Coatsworth - Cardiology

Lawson - Orthopedics

Ugarte - Surgery

Nuclear Stress


Lawson - Orthopedics

Ugarte - Surgery

Nuclear Stress


Coatsworth - Cardiology

Lawson - Orthopedics

Ugarte - Surgery

Nuclear Stress


Lawson - Orthopedics

Ugarte - Surgery

Nuclear Stress

19th. The mustangs beat the wildcats with a

score of 46-24. Their record is currently 8-3,

and this Friday they will take on the B&B falcons

with a record of 10-2.

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri

Mark your calendars

for the CMH Health Fair

Saturday, April 20, 2013!

General Surgery: Call for

appointment 562-2517. 1


Ruggle - Audiology

Tyndall - Cardiology

Devine - Urology

Ugarte - Surgery


Ruggle - Audiology

Pease - ENT

Ugarte - Surgery


Ruggle - Audiology

Devine - Urology

Ugarte - Surgery


Ruggle - Audiology

Ayala - Cardiology NHI

Pease - ENT

Bedros - Nephrology

Ugarte - Surgery

Bone Density: M-F

CT Scans: M-F

Sonograms: M-F

Echo: By appointment

Mammograms: M-F

CVE: Mon/Thu

MRI: Tues/Fri

EEG/Sleep Study

Pulmonary Testing

Occupational Therapy

Crist & Pieschl Physical Therapy

McKinley Speech Services

Rehabilitative services: By

referral only, call 562-2311.

Sutton - Eye Clinic

Ugarte - Surgery

Nuclear Stress

Community Memorial Healthcare 708 N. 18th Street, Marysville, KS (785) 562-2311 www.cmhcare.org


Ayala - Cardiology NHI

Short - Pulmonology

Ugarte - Surgery


Kumar - Neurology

Ugarte - Surgery

Warren - Surgery

Nuclear Stress


Martin - Cardiology NHI

Short - Pulmonology

Ugarte - Surgery


Ugarte - Surgery

Warren - Surgery

Nuclear Stress


James - Podiatry

Ugarte - Surgery

Nuclear Stress


Ayala - Cardiology NHI

Ugarte - Surgery


Ugarte - Surgery

Nuclear Stress


Ayala - Cardiology NHI

Sutton - Eye Surgery

Kumar - Neurology

Ugarte - Surgery


Berg - Oncology

Ugarte - Surgery


Ugarte - Surgery

Nuclear Stress


Pan - Retina Clinic

Ugarte - Surgery

Blue Rapids Free Press Page 9

Thursday, January 24, 2013

K-State Sports

K-State Earns 69-60 Win over Oklahoma

K-State Sports Information


Senior Rodney McGruder continued

his impressive play,

scoring a game-high 20 points

as No. 16/18 Kansas State

defeated Oklahoma, 69-60, on

Saturday afternoon in front of a

sellout crowd of 12,528 at

Bramlage Coliseum.

With the win, K-State (15-2,

4-0 Big 12) pushed its winning

streak to eight games. The

eight-game winning streak is

the longest since the squad rattled

off 10 straight wins from

Nov. 21, 2009 to Jan. 3, 2010.

The 4-0 start to Big 12 play is

the best start since the 2007-08

season when the Wildcats won

their first five league games.

The win also snaps a two-game

losing streak against the


The first half was a see-saw

battle between the two teams

with both sides trading baskets.

The Sooners (12-4, 3-1

Big 12) held a 21-17 advantage

late in the first half, but the

Wildcats used a 13-5 run to

take 30-25 lead with three minutes

left in the opening half. A

dunk by Oklahoma’s Amath

M’Baye cut the lead to three,

but sophomore Adrian Diaz

answered right back with a

dunk of his own off of an Angel

Rodriguez assist. A threepointer

by Shane Southwell

K-State Sports Information


Kansas State ended a threegame

losing streak on Saturday

night at Daniel-Meyer

Coliseum with a 57-54 win

over TCU. The Wildcats won

the season series with the

Horned Frogs.

K-State (11-7, 2-4 Big 12)

was led by senior Brittany

Chambers with 24 points. With

her point total on Saturday

night, Chambers moved into

fifth on the K-State career scoring

list with 1,721 career

points, passing Diana Miller

(1987-1991; 1,705). This was

Chambers’ 17th game in double

figures, including her ninth

game with 20 or more points.

Chambers also pulled in eight

rebounds and dished out five


Also in double figures for K-

State on Saturday was senior

Mariah White. The product of

Midwest City, Okla., notched a

personal season-high 11 points.

She also added six rebounds,

five assists and two steals to her

final stat line.

The Wildcats were 10-of-36

from beyond the arc on

Saturday night. For the week,

K-State was 23-of-80 from

behind the 3-point line and set

the school record for threepoint

field goals attempted in a

game on Wednesday night

against Baylor with 44. The 36

three-point field goal attempts

on Saturday night set the

Daniel-Meyer Coliseum record

for an opponent.

TCU (7-10, 0-6) was led by

Zahna Medley and Kamy Cole

with 21 and 12 points, respectively.

Latricia Lovings grab a

game-high 13 rebounds.

K-State jumped out to a

quick 14-6 lead, as Chambers

connected on three 3-point

field goals while Ashia Woods

added a fourth. TCU narrowed

the K-State lead to four, 16-12,

with 10:34 on a Kamy Cole


The Wildcats built a 10-point

lead, 22-12, with a 6-0 run midway

through the opening half.

Chantay Caron carded four

points during the run, while

Haley Texada added an offensive

rebound and putback with

8:52 remaining.

The Horned Frogs closed out

the first half on a 9-2 run to

gave the Wildcats a 35-27

going into the break.

Southwell finished with 10

points in the half.

K-State was able to push the

lead to double-digits in the second

half, building its largest

lead at 14 points with under

nine minutes to play.

Oklahoma was able to make a

late push, closing to within six

points at 58-52 with 3:19 to

play, but the Wildcats held

strong and made key free

throws to seal their 15th win of

the season, including their 10th

at Bramlage Coliseum.

K-State shot 44 percent from

the field, including 41.7 percent

from 3-point range, and

posted double-digit 3-pointers

for the third time this season

with 10. Oklahoma was also

held to just 60 points despite

shooting 47.2 percent from the

field and holding a 39-25 edge

in rebounding. The Wildcats

have now held 13 of 17 opponents

to 65 points or less this

season, including eight to 55

points or less. The team won

the first time this season when

being out-rebounded.

McGruder has now scored in

double figures in eight consecutive

games dating back to

Dec. 18, which includes four

20-point outings. He is averaging

19.6 points during the

team’s eight-game winning

close K-State’s lead at the half

to 29-27. TCU’s run was dominated

by Medley, as she tallied

three 3-point field goals to end

the stanza.

K-State used a 10-2 run to

begin the second half to rebuild

its lead to 10, 39-29 with 15:53

to play. TCU answered the run

streak on 50 percent shooting,

including 42.2 percent from 3point


He was one of a season-high

four Wildcats in double figures,

as he was joined by Will

Spradling (15) and Southwell

(12) and Rodriguez (12) in

twin-figures. Rodriguez nearly

had a double-double with a

career-high nine assists to just

one turnover with a game-high

three steals.

M’Baye and senior Romero

Osby paced the Oklahoma

scoring attack as each player

finished with 12 points each for

the Sooners. Freshman Buddy

Hield had a game-high 10


K-State was again stellar on

the defensive end, scoring 26

points off of 16 Oklahoma

turnovers. The squad has now

scored 10 or more points off of

opponent turnovers in 14 of 17

games, including 20 or more

points in five games. The

Wildcats are now 12-0 this season

when score more points off

of turnovers.

Kansas State wraps up a twogame

homestand on Tuesday

when the Wildcats play host to

No. 4/4 Kansas (16-1, 4-0 Big

12) in front an expected sellout

crowd at Bramlage Coliseum.

The game is set for a 7 p.m.

tipoff and can be seen live on

the Big 12 Network.

with a 9-0 rally of its own to

narrow the K-State advantage

to one, 39-38, with 12:53 to

play. Chambers ended the

Horned Frogs’ run with a three

and jump start a 9-2 run for the

Wildcats. K-State also received

triples from Ashlynn Knoll and

Haley Texada to boost the lead

K-State’s Brittany Chambers (2) gets more than a hand in the face. (Photo by Ben


K-State Angel Rodriguez (13) lays one in on a layup. (Photo by Ben Brake)

K-State Women Holds Off TCU For Sweep

to 48-40 with 7:42 to play.

TCU clawed back into the

game with nine straight points

to take its first lead of the

game, 49-48, with 4:46 to play

in the second half. Medley was

big during the rally with five


K-State reclaimed the lead,

as Chambers was fouled on a

three-point attempt with 2:03 to

play and cashed in all three free

throws to push K-State into a

52-49 lead. Chambers then

drove the lane and dished to

Ashia Woods for a layup to

increase the lead to 54-51.

The Horned Frogs cut the

lead to two, 55-53, after a pair

of Cole free throws. Chambers

answered with two free throws

of her own for a 57-53 lead. A

desperation three from Medley

K-State Sports Information


Senior Rodney McGruder

earned Phillips 66 Big 12

Player of the Week honors for

the fourth time in seven weeks

on Monday after helping

Kansas State run its winning

streak to eight games last week.

McGruder’s four Big 12 Player

of the Week awards break his

tie with Michael Beasley

(three, 2007-08) for the most

by a Wildcat in a single-season,

while McGruder’s five overall

weekly awards are the mostever

by a K-State player in the

Big 12 era. He first won the

weekly honor as a junior on

Dec. 26, 2011 then this season

on Dec. 10 and 24, 2012 and

again on Jan. 7.

McGruder posted back-toback

20-point outings for the

first time this season, as he

averaged a team-best 20.5

points on 55.6 percent shooting

(15-of-27), including 46.7 percent

(7-of-15) from 3-point

range, with 3.0 rebounds, 3.0

assists and 1.0 steals in 36 minutes

per game in wins over

TCU (67-54) and Oklahoma

(69-60). He has now scored in

double figures in eight consecutive

games with an average of

19.5 points per game.

McGruder opened the week

with a 21-point effort in a road

win at TCU on Jan. 16, as he

knocked down 9-of-15 field

goals, including 3-of-6 from 3point

range, with five

rebounds, three assists and one

steal in 32 minutes of action.

fell just short to tie the game.

K-State returns to Bramlage

Coliseum on Wednesday, Jan.

23, to face Oklahoma State at 7

p.m. Wednesday’s game will

feature a 70s Night promotion,

as the first 300 students will

receive a 70s K-State t-shirt.

Fans can also take advantage of

the “Wildcat Weekday 4 Pack.”

To purchase tickets, contact the

K-State Athletic Ticket Office

at (800) 221-CATS or visit


McGruder Nabs Big 12 Player

of the Week Honors Again

He followed with his fifth 20point

outings of the season in a

win over Oklahoma on

Saturday, as he went 6-of-12

from the field, including 4-of-9

from beyond the arc, with three

assists and one steal in playing

all 40 minutes. It was his 17th

and 18th 20-point games of his

career with the Wildcats posting

an impressive 16-2 mark in

those contests.

K-State’s eight-game winning

streak is the longest since the

Wildcats won 10 in a row from

Nov. 21, 2009 to Jan. 3, 2010,

while the 15-2 start to the season

ties eight other squads for

the best start in school history.

The team is 4-0 in Big 12 play

for just the second time in the

Big 12 era and the first time

since the 2007-08 squad won

its first five league games. The

15-2 start by a first-year head

coach Bruce Weber ties for the

best in school history with

College Football Hall of Famer

Zora Clevenger, who posted a

15-2 mark in 1916-17.

McGruder is just seven

points shy of 1,300 career

points and 12 points short of

cracking the school’s Top 10

scoring list. He is the only

Wildcat in double figures at

15.5 points per game on 44.3

percent shooting with 5.2

rebounds, 2.1 assists and 1.2

steals in 31.5 minutes per

game. He has a team-leading

13 double-figure scoring games

(five 20-point outings), all of

which have come in the last 15


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Wildcats Edged By Jayhawks In Showdown

K-State Sports Information


Shane Southwell scored a

career-high 19 points, including

a 5-for-11 performance

from beyond the arc, but it was

not enough to hold off defending

Big 12 Champion, Kansas,

as the Jayhawks knocked off

the Wildcats, 59-55, before a

sold-out crowd at Bramlage

Coliseum on Tuesday night.

Despite a frigid night from

beyond the arc, No. 11 K-State

(15-3, 4-1 Big 12) was able to

trade blows with No. 3 KU (17-

1, 5-0 Big 12) as the Wildcats

matched scoring runs with the

in-state rival throughout the

first half of the contest. Kansas

jumped out to a 16-8 lead at the

11:28 mark but a Martavious

Irving jumper followed by four

straight points from sophomore

guard Angel Rodriquez brought

the Wildcats within four points

with just over eight minutes

remaining in the opening half.

The sophomore from Puerto

Rico was a major factor for the

Wildcats as he scored all 12 of

his points in the first. A midrange

jumper by senior Jordan

Henriquez and a fast-break 3pointer

from Southwell capped

a 9-0 scoring run for the


Kansas answered with a 9-2

run that included four points

from freshman Perry Ellis, to

bring the Jayhawks back in

front, 27-22, with just over two

minutes left until halftime. K-

State responded in the form of a

thunderous dunk from reining

Big 12 Player of the Week,

Rodney McGruder, his first

points of the of the game.

After another Southwell 3pointer,

Kansas State was set to

go into the halftime break only

down two, but KU forward

Kevin Young was able to corral

an offensive rebound and hit a

contested layup with three ticks

on the clock to give momentum

back to the Jayhawks at the half

up 31-27.

Kansas opened up the second

half on a 9-2 run before K-

State’s McGruder was able to

knock down his first 3-pointer

of the contest at the 15:57 mark

bringing the Wildcats within

six points.

After back and forth action

midway through the final min-

K-State’s Shane Southwell (1) puts up a shot.

K-State Coach Bruce Weber before the game.

What goes up must come down and Rodney McGruder (22) is on his way to the floor.

utes of the game, freshman Ben

McLemore heated up, knocking

down seven of KU’s 11

final points. Southwell banked

in a driving, fast-break layup to

cut the Kansas lead to three

points, 56-53, with 37 seconds

remaining but with no timeouts

left, the Wildcats were forced

to foul. Two free throws from

Naadir Tharpe and one from

Elijah Johnson, sealed the

game for the Jayhawks.

K-State will be back in

action on Saturday, January 26,

as they head to Ames, Iowa, to

face the Iowa State Cyclones.

The contest is set for a 12:30

tipoff from Hilton Coliseum.

The game can be seen on the

Big 12 Network.

Postgame Quotes

Kansas State Head Coach

Bruce Weber

Opening statement…

“If you see a game in the

50’s, you may think you can

find a chance at victory. To

Kansas’ credit, they made

three’s. They do not get rattled.

They find ways to win. We

obviously relied on the three

ball tonight, but it is something

that they give you. That is why

Iowa State had a chance to beat

them at their place. You have to

hit the open ones, and that will

make them defend you a little

different. We did not do that.

Somewhere along the line we

have to get some more inside

looks. We have to get some

penetration to the basket. (Jeff)

Withey makes a difference in

there. He did not really have a

block, but maybe because that

is we did not go in there and

challenge him. As a coach, you

Angel Rodrigoez (13) brings the ball down court.

Jordan Henriquez (21) shoots over KU’s Withey.

make too big of a deal that we

did not go in there far enough

and see if he could get blocked

shots. I told the guys before

that the two difference makers

in the game would be the little

things like loose balls, 50-50

balls and offensive rebounds.

They won those battles. Those

other guys (Perry) Ellis and

(Naadir) Tharpe coming in the

first half when the starters were

in trouble. They made the difference.

We did not have other

guys to do damage. You have to

give credit to them. It is a big

game for the seniors. We had a

great crowd and atmosphere.

You have to want these opportunities,

but we did not grab it.

There is a long way to go and a

lot of games to go, and we have

to worry about getting better

and ready for Iowa State.”

On three-point shooting…

“We knew if we penetrated

they would swarm to the basketball,

and we were able to

kick it out. Shane (Southwell)

spreads the defense. I think

even at times we had some

open ones, but passed them up.

We have a saying that closer is

not better, but open is better. I

know you have to make them,

but if you pass up that open

shot, run a play, have someone

out of motion or you pass it up,

it seems like every time we did

that we got ourselves in a bind.

I thought Angel (Rodriguez) in

the beginning got a little more

aggressive to get in the paint,

and he was able to find some

people for some open shots.

Rod (McGruder) got going in

the second half. We just have to

find ways to get Rod open not

just for three’s, but other scoring


On what Kansas did defensively…

“I think the only time they

really hurt us was in transition.

They look for steals off of bad

shots off of blocked shots, and

some of our three’s created

some opportunities for them. I

thought our coaches did a great

job that guys have bought into

what we preach. We executed

our defensive game plan, and in

Photos byBen Brake

KU Coach Bill Self looks to be under presure.

the half-court they did not get

very many easy baskets. It was

either more transition, one-onone

or second chance type of


Senior Guard Rodney


On looking ahead…

“I am a little upset we lost

that game. This is the last time

we will play them here in

Bramlage, but coach said you

cannot keep your head down.

We have a lot of basketball left.

This cannot be the end of it. We

just have to get over it. We just

have to prepare for Iowa State

on Saturday no matter what.

They do not care whether we

won or not, they are going to

prepare for us. We just have to

let this one go and see them

down the road.”

Junior Forward Shane


On his role in the offense

“I am very comfortable in

how I am playing in the

offense. Motion is better for

wing players or four players

that are able to step up and

make plays and decisions.

Tonight I went 5-of-11 for

three, and I feel like if I had followed

through on three of

them, I would have made them.

We just have to do better on the

little things like coach said,

loose balls, couple of gambles

and rebounds. There was one in

particular when I let Kevin

Young get an offensive


On the significance of this


“It was very important. Any

time you play against a good

team like this, you want to win

a game like that especially

because of the magnitude of the

rivalry. They win all the time so

we have to start getting some

wins against them. I think JO

(Henriquez) and Martavious

(Irving) have only beat them

once or twice. We have another

chance, but right now we need

to focus on Iowa State.”

The ball is in the hands of Rodney Mcgruder (22).

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