eFreePress 05.24.12.pdf - Blue Rapids Free Press


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Vol. 3 Number 47 Thursday, May 24, 2012

Ice Age Monument Dedicated

Remarks made by George

Callison at the dedication

celebration for the Ice Age

Monument in Blue Rapids

on May 19, 2012.

"I once thought that the

only time the world beats a

path to your door is when

you're in the bathroom. In the

case of the Ice Age project, I

was wrong. Dozens of you

have stepped up to the challenges

of making this happen

and here we are. I can’t thank

you enough!!

Thanks to our special guests

from whom you’ll be hearing

in a few minutes:

Patricia Osborne, President

of the Blue Rapids Historical


Bob Roepke, President of

the Blue Rapids City Council

Rex Buchanan, Interim

Director of the Kansas

Geological Survey

Becky Blake, Director of

the Division of Kansas Travel

and Tourism

Thanks to the volunteers for

assisting today:

Welcoming Ambassadors

from the Blue Rapids Rotary

International Club, Karen

Swearingen of the Blue

Rapids Chamber of

Commerce, --and all the others.

Thanks to those who

designed, built, and managed

the Ice Age project:

Design: Michael Converse,

Emily Hecomovich, George


Logo: Dava Romaniello

Illustration Art: Pat Ortega

Scientific Content: Kansas

Geological Survey, Shane A.


Sound: John Meredith and

Mollusk Studio

Narrator: Leslie Meredith

Marketing: Jay Moss,

Patricia Osborne

Project Review: Brad


Engineering: Steve Cohorst

Logistics: Phillip Osborne,

Lyle Walter

Boulders: "Joe" Warders

George Callison giving his remarks during the Ice Age

Monument Dedication. (Photo by Jon A. Brake)

Engraved Limestone Sign:

Shane Hartner at Fisher Rock,


Construction: Michael


Electrical: Wayne Mitchell

On-Site Representative:

Phillip Osborne

Money Managing: The State

Bank of Blue Rapids, the Blue

Rapids Historical

Society, Lyle Brooks,

Patricia Osborne

Thanks to all of you who

helped fund the Ice Age project

as well as our

Very Special Donors ($500

+): Larry Parsons, Mike

Brown, Bob and Jan Schwartz,

Greg Mather, and Lee Borck,

George Callison.

Today has been a very long

time in coming –over 10,000

years, in fact! We are all

extremely lucky to be here;

think about it: we are all

descendants of survivors of the

Ice Age! We owe them a debt

of gratitude. We stand on their

shoulders as well as the shoulders

of all who have helped us

to be who we are.

And, for me, I’m thankful for

having been born and raised in

Blue Rapids and having been

further educated at K-State and

KU. My parents (Lois and Red

Callison), my amazing late sister

(Priscilla), my special Grade

School and High School teachers

(Miss Erma Marvin, Mrs.

Dorothy Johnston, Mrs. Tharp,

Mike Hrynewich, and Ed

Brychta), Sunday School

teacher (Jack Haller), scoutmaster

(Jim Guthrie), my

childhood/lifetime pals (Larry

Parsons, Mike Brown, Johnny

Brown, Pat and Phil Osborne,

and Jon Brake), and many

other individuals (especially

Ed Drennan, Ken Brown,

Leslie Parsons, Basil McKee,

Father Lyle Hampton, Junior

Beasley, Wilma Burr, Viola

Schuman, and Rudy Broky)

were inspiring or made extra

efforts to help me. It is for

them and for the City of Blue

Rapids that I was motivated to

do this project.

By now, many of you know

that the main reason for an Ice

Age Monument in Blue

Rapids is that our terrific town

was founded in a place with

abundant natural resources

brought here or created by the

glaciers of the Ice Age over

10,000 years ago.

The namesake rapids on the

Blue River that were harnessed

to power early industries,

the sand and gravel

deposits used for construction

and roads, and the rich soils

for agriculture are all here

because of the Ice Age glaciers.

Our Ice Age Monument in

Blue Rapids honors this

ancient geological heritage.

So, whenever you’re here,

think about Ice Age times,

about glaciers, mammoths,

and extremely old rocks from

even more ancient times and

share your thoughts with others.

Talk about it.

Let this be a place where

you can let your curiosity run

free, a place where you can

imagine times of very long

ago, and a place where you

can think about what tomorrow

or what a 100,000 tomorrows

might bring.

Let’s celebrate curiosity,

imagination, creativity, and


Let’s celebrate the Ice Age

and let’s celebrate being here,

together, in Blue Rapids . .


KS Schools Win Fuel Up to Play Challenge

Kansas State Department of

Education, Midwest Dairy

Council, and the Kansas City

Chiefs Reward several Kansas

schools for Leading the Way

Toward Healthy Improvements

Topeka, Kan. May 16, 2012 -

This spring, the Kansas State

Department of Education and

Midwest Dairy Council teamed

up to encourage schools to

showcase how their schools got

active each day. Five Kansas

schools were announced as winners

in the Fuel Up to Play 60

Physical Activity Challenge.

Fuel Up to Play 60 is an inschool

nutrition and physical

activity program created in partnership

with Midwest Dairy

Council and the National

Football League that encourages

students to eat healthy, be

active and implement positive,

healthy changes at school.

This year’s Physical Activity

Challenge encouraged students

to showcase how their schools

get active each day – from a

walking club to in-class activity

breaks – and upload a video that

demonstrated how they enacted

the Challenge at their school.

Winners include:

Kansas Grand Prize School:

• Gardiner Elementary

School; Wichita USD 259

(Wichita, KS)

Kansas Runner-Up Schools

(alphabetical order):

• Eisenhower Elementary

School; Norton Community

USD 211 (Norton, KS)

• Lincoln Elementary School;

McPherson USD 418

(McPherson, KS)

• Ridgeview Elementary;

Olathe School District USD 233

(Olathe, KS)

• Valley Heights Elementary,

Valley Heights USD 498 (Blue

Rapids, KS)

Grand prize winner Gardiner

Elementary School will be

awarded a KC Chiefs NFL

Alumni Player Visit in May.

Runner-up schools will receive

a visit by KC Chiefs mascot KC

Wolf in May or during back-toschool


“We could not be more

impressed by the Challenge

submissions sent in by students

VH Sending 6 To State Track

Six students from Valley

Heights High School placed

high enough at the Regional

Track and Field held at Valley

Heights on Friday May 18th to

qualify for State Track and

Field on May 25th and 26th.

The students heading to State

Track and Field in Wichita,

along with their events and

place at Regional Track and

Field are listed below.

Drew Mann 4th Javelin


Elijah Smith 1st Triple

Jump 43-06.25

1st 110M Hurdles 15.24

2nd Long Jump 19-00.00

3rd 300M Hurdles 42.50

Sidney Blackburn 4th Shot


Tommy Tryon 2nd Shot 45-


Tanner Trimble 3rd Triple

Jump 42-06.75

Kelsey Potter 2nd Triple

Jump 34-07.00

Drew Mann, Elijah Smith, Sidney Blackburn, Tommy Tryon, Tanner Trimble and

Kelsey Potter along with Coach Tony Trimble work on their events to get ready to

go to state track and field. (Photo by Deb Barrington)

and schools across Kansas,”

said Bridget Sheehan, Midwest

Dairy Council Health and

Wellness Program Manager. “It

is truly inspiring to see how

these kids are making a difference

in their health and at their

schools. In addition, our partnership

with Kansas State

Department of Education captured

how students added physical

activity before, during, or

after school.”

Each winning video will be

featured in the Kansas State

Department of Education’s Eat

Smart Play Hard Video News.

“I’m so proud of the students

for their hard work and determination

in completing the

Challenge submissions,” said

Cheryl Johnson, Director of

Child Nutrition and Wellness,

Kansas State Department of

Education. “Fuel Up to Play 60

has really generated excitement

about health and wellness

among Kansas students. We

look forward to showcasing

these videos through next

school year.”

There are a series of Fuel Up

to Play 60 Challenges that youth

can get involved in throughout

the 2012-2013 school year.

Each Challenge focuses on a

different aspect of the program

and provides the opportunity for

students to work together to

showcase what they have

learned about “fueling up” with

nutrient-rich foods and getting

at least 60 minutes of physical

activity every day. By completing

Challenges, students get the

chance to have their submission

featured in the Challenge

Showcase on the national Fuel

Up to Play 60 website and earn

exclusive online badges and

rewards for the participation on


Students and teachers can

join the current Challenge or

watch other schools’ submissions

on the Fuel Up to Play 60

SchoolTube channel, located at


r/futp60. To learn more about

the Fuel Up to Play 60 movement,



Valley Heights

Alumni Banquet

The “New” Valley Heights

Alumni Banquet will be held at

the Waterville Golf Course on

May 26, 2012. The Club

House will open at 4:00 pm for

visiting and reminiscing. A

cookout featuring Hamburgers

and Hotdogs with all the trimmings

will be served from 6:00

pm to 7:00 pm, a free will

donation will be taken for dinner.

Be sure to bring your lawn


During the evening several

Alumni will be performing

musical entertainment for our

enjoyment. Door prizes will be

Blue Rapids will host their annual

Memorial Day Services on Monday

May 28, 2012. The first service will

be at Prospect cemetery at 10:30

AM. The second service will be at

Fairmont cemetery at 11:00 AM.

The third service will be at

Greenwood cemetery at 11:30 AM.

The speaker this year will be Phil


awarded all evening.

The Club House will be open

until midnight so we hope

everyone will come early and

stay late. We are asking Alumni

to bring any memorabilia or

yearbooks they would like to


If you can’t attend the

“Banquet” please don’t forget

the VH Alumni Scholarship

Fund. For tax deductible donations

please make your checks

out to the Valley Heights

Foundation, c/o Georgena

Lindquist, 824 Hwy 9, Blue

Rapids, KS 66411.

Memorial Day Services

Blue Rapids Waterville

At the invitation of Kansas

Governor Sam Brownback,

Rachel Christie of Waterville,

KS, was selected to attend the

29th Annual Governor’s

Scholars Awards Program on

May 6, 2012, in Topeka.

The recognition ceremony

honors the top academic one

percent of Kansas high school

seniors. Scholars are selected

from accredited public and private

schools in the state.

“These high school seniors

have shown dedication in their

studies and a commitment to

learning. They’ve earned this

honor, and I want to congratulate

them on this achievement,”

Governor Brownback said.

“We also should recognize their

families, teachers, and mentors

for helping these outstanding

students achieve their academic


This program is coordinated

Community Memorial

Healthcare (CMH) announces

the following members to its

2012-2013 Board of Directors:

Ken Kickhaefer, Chair,

Marysville; Don Bruna, Vice-

Chair, Marysville; Amos

Alstrom, Marysville; Dan

Caffrey, Marysville; Dave

Hamel, DDS, Marysville; Ed

Henry, Waterville; Trent Moser,

Marysville; William Oborny,

Marysville; Marge Schlabach,

The American Legion Post #

332, in Waterville, will host the

annual Memorial Day Service,

Monday 28 May, 2012 at 10:30

AM. Service will be held at the

River Side cemetery in

Waterville. The speaker this

year will be Pastor Debby Dick

of the United Methodist


Christie Named

Governor’s Scholar

Governor Sam Brownback congratulates Rachel

Christie on her accomplishments.

for the Governor by the

Confidence in Kansas Public

Education Task Force. It is

funded by donations from private

sector businesses in

Kansas. The Confidence in

Kansas Public Education Task

Force was formed 29 years ago

to strengthen public confidence

in education. The following

organizations are members of

the Task Force: American

Association of University

Women, Kansas Association of

School Boards, Kansas

Congress of Parents and

Teachers, Kansas State

Department of Education,

Kansas-National Education

Association, Kansas School

Public Relations Association,

Kansas State High School

Activities Association, and

United School Administrators

of Kansas.

CMH Announces

New Board Members

Hanover; John Schwartz, Blue

Rapids; Delores Stump, Blue

Rapids; Rev. Jerry Zanker,

Marysville; and Dr. John Ryan,

MD, Chief of Medical Staff.

CMH extends a warm welcome

to our 2012-2013 hospital

board members. 2012 promises

to be an exciting year as we

look forward to completion of

the hospital rebuild project

with the dedication and opening

of the South Plaza building.

News Blue Rapids Free Press - Thursday, May 24, 2012


Donation By Ruby Johnson Stiers

The Waterville Opera House

Committee has received a generous

donation from Ruby

Johnson Stiers for the Opera

House Renovation project.

Ruby has donated two original

works by local artist, Kenny

Winkenwader. The painting

“The Brave”


Lawrence A. “Larry” Woborny

Lawrence A. “Larry”

Woborny, age 70, of Waterville,

passed away on Sunday, May

20, 2012, at the Blue Valley

Nursing Home in Blue Rapids.

Larry was born August 7,

1941 at Waterville to Roy and

Virginia M. Christensen

Woborny. He graduated from

Waterville High School in

1959. On August 18, 1963 he

married Virginia L. Dodd at

Washington. He owned and

operated Larry’s Plumbing in

Waterville for many years.

Later he took over being the

caretaker and Sexton for

Riverside Cemetery in

Waterville from his father.

Larry was a member of the

Waterville United Methodist

Church. He was also a member

of the Blue River Street Rod

Club of Waterville. He was an

avid K-State Fan and loved

mechanics and racing. He had

owned several hot rods including

a 1956 Chevy drag racer

and a 34 Plymouth. Larry

received a love for working in

the garden from his Dad and

Grandpa. His children and

grandchildren were the most

important thing in life to him.

Survivors include his wife

Virginia L. Woborny of

Waterville; mother Virginia M.

Woborny of Blue Rapids, son

H. Geraldine "Gerri" Caffrey

H. Geraldine "Gerri"

Caffrey, 90, of Frankfort, KS,

died Monday, May 21, 2012 at

the Frankfort Community Care


Visitation will be Friday,

May 25, from 10 a.m. until 5

p.m. at Padden Funeral Chapel

in Frankfort.

Veronica M. Bussmann, 93,

of Marysville, KS, died

Wednesday, May 16, 2012 at

Cambridge Place in Marysville.

Visitation was Friday, May

18, from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. at

titled “Bend in the River”

Looks from Kenny’s home to

ducks in flight at the river’s

bend. The painting “The

Brave” is of a Pawnee Indian

high on a hill paying homage to

the four directions with his

pipe. Raffle tickets will be on

A rosary service will be held

at 7 p.m., Friday, at

Annunciation Catholic Church

in Frankfort.

Mass of Christian Burial will

be held at 10 a.m., Saturday,

May 26, at Annunciation

Catholic Church.

Burial will be in Mt. Calvary

Veronica M. Bussmann

Kinsley Mortuary, Marysville.

A rosary service was held at

7 p.m., Friday, at St. Gregory’s

Catholic Church, Marysville.

Mass of Christian Burial was

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

May 19 at St. Gregory’s

Catholic Church. Father Jim

Shaughnessy officiated.

Dolores Bruna played the

organ while the church choir

sang “Here I Am Lord”,

“Prayer of St. Francis”,

“Precious Lord, Take My

Hand”, “Song of Farewell” and

“How Great Thou Art.”

The pallbearers were Mike

Nordhus, Jim Nordhus, Joe

Bussmann, Ben Bussmann, Jeff

Bussmann and Steve


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sale at the Waterville

Community Center on Nickel

Day, and from all committee

directors until the TRAINS,


FESTIVAL in Waterville on

September 8, 2012, where the

drawings for these two works

“Bend in the River”

Photos of Artwork by Deb Barrington.

Scott Woborny of Manhattan,

daughter Kelli Diederich and

husband Matt of Greenleaf,

brother Chris Woborny and

wife Elizabeth of Fremont,

California, six sisters; Clione

Billau of Topeka, Cheryl

Yungeberg and husband Bill of

Waterville, Linda Holliman and

husband Pierce of Waterville,

Kristin Woborny of Marysville,

Mary McKeever and husband

Brad of Marysville and Marte

Becker and husband Rick of

Billings, Missouri, nephew

Roy Yungeberg and wife Keli

of Waterville and by four

grandchildren, Blake, Chad,

Brooke and Braedyn.

Funeral services were held

10:00 am, Thursday, May 24,

2012 at the United Methodist

Church in Waterville with

Reverend Debby Dick officiating.

The organist was Beverly

Hedke. Taped musical selections

included “Forever Love”,

Catholic Cemetery, Frankfort.

Survivors include two sons,

Dannie (Mary) Caffrey,

Marysville, and Frank (Sharon)

Caffrey, Asheville, NC; two

sisters, Ada Glanzer, Randolph,

KS, and Verna (Dale) Brown,

Barnes, KS; seven grandchildren

and two great-grandchil-

Burial was in St. Gregory’s

Catholic Cemetery.

Veronica was born January

21, 1919 at Goff, KS, daughter

of Henry and Josephine

(Schultejans) Niehues.

On April 11, 1939 she married

Ben Bussmann at St.

Bedes Catholic Church, Kelly,

KS. They lived all their married

life in the Marysville community

where they raised three

children, Bernard, Mary, and


Veronica was a housewife

and member of St. Gregory’s

Catholic Church and Altar


Survivors include her son,

Bernard (Teresa) Bussmann;

daughter, Mary (Jim) Nordhus;

Kenneth L. Sells, Agent

of art will be held. Directors

are Joyce Stryker, Peg

Anderson, Sharon King, David

Vermitten, Bevy Roepke,

Sandy Harding, Gene Harding,

Sharon Steenson, Lueann

Roepke, Kathy Menzel, Chuck

Bragunier, and Ann Walter.

“Daddy’s Hands”, “How Great

Thou Art”, and “The 409”.

Casket Bearers were Add

Pralle, Richard Hawley, Doug

Nincehelser, Neland

Nincehelser, J.J. Schuster and

Anthony Norris. Honorary

Bearers were his four grandchildren,

Blake, Chad, Brooke

and Braeden and friends Lyle

Walter and Dennis White.

Burial was at Riverside

Cemetery in Waterville.

Viewing was at Terry-

Christie Funeral Home in

Waterville from Noon to 8:00

pm on Wednesday with Larry’s

family receiving guests from

6:00 pm until 8:00 pm at the

funeral home.

Memorials are suggested to

Riverside Cemetery in Larry’s

memory and may be sent in

care of the funeral home.

Condolences may be left on

line at www.terrychristiefuneralhome.com


A memorial fund has been

established and will be designated

at a later date.

Contributions may be sent in

care of Padden Funeral Chapel.

daughter-in-law, Colleen

Bussmann, all of Marysville;

sister, Anna Christman,

Sabetha, KS; two brothers,

Paul Niehues, Orland, CA, and

Louis Niehues, Woodland CA;

sixteen grandchildren, twentyfive

great-grandchildren and

one great-great-grandchild.

She was preceded in death

by her parents; husband, Ben,

in 1987; son, Frank, in 2007;

and brothers, Joe, Aloysius,

Henry, Raymond, Otto, Alfons,

Anthony and Leo.

A memorial fund has been

established to St. Gregory’s

Catholic School. Contributions

may be sent in care of Kinsley


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Art Exhibit to Showcase Luci Swim

“Luci Swim: A

Retrospective” is the next

exhibit at the Lee Dam Center

for Fine Art. The show opens

on Thursday, May 31, and concludes

Sunday, June 10. The

exhibit is sponsored by the

Marshall County Arts


Swim is a recent graduate of

Marysville High School, and is

the daughter of Eric and Lori

Swim. Swim has been drawing

since she was a little girl. She

started taking art classes with

April Spicer, art teacher at

Marysville High School, in her

eighth grade year, and continued

through her high school

years. Swim enjoys making

her subjects come alive on the

paper, and loves experimenting


(05/11/2012)(readMedia)-- The

names of more than 4,800 candidates

for degrees at the

University of Kansas this

spring - representing 94 Kansas

counties, 45 other states and 47

other countries - have been

announced by the University


The Class of 2012 includes

more than 1,600 students who

completed degree work in summer

and fall 2011. Because KU

conducts only one formal

Commencement ceremony

each year, many of these gradu-

Plans are underway for

Blues, Brews, and BBQ – an

outdoor concert and street

dance held in conjunction with

the Chamber of Commerce’s

Poker Run and Friday Night

Cruisin’ and Marysville Main

Street’s Big Blue BBQ

Championship. The event

begins at 8:00 p.m. and will be

held in the parking lot at the

corner of 7th Street and Elm

Street, Marysville. The event is

sponsored by the Marshall

County Arts Cooperative and

Landmark Enterprises, Inc.

As the name suggests,

rhythm and blues will be performed

while participants

enjoy the scents of BBQ from

those participating in the BBQ

championship; additionally, a

beer garden will be available

serving alcoholic and non-alcoholic


The headlining band is a

rhythm and blues band,

Mainstreet, a six-piece show

band who has been entertaining

with new art techniques.

The exhibit showcases

Swim’s art from 8th-grade

through 12th-grade, and is a

journey through the growth of

her artistic skills. It includes,

among many others, the award

winning pieces “Newport,

OR,” a fishing boat in ink and

watercolor, “Untitled,” a water

pitcher in charcoal, “Wrinkles

in Time,” an old woman in

charcoal, and “Self #17,” a self

portrait in wax encaustic.

Swim will attend the

University of Chicago this

coming fall. She plans to major

in English with a minor in studio

art, and plans to get her

master’s degree in Library

Science after finishing her

undergraduate degree.

ates will return Sunday, May

13, for the university's 140th

Commencement. More than

half of the members of the

Class of 2012 are expected to


Faculty and candidates for

degrees will assemble at 10

a.m. along Memorial Drive for

the procession, which begins at

10:30 a.m. The program begins

about 11:30 a.m.

Area students are as follows:

Gregory Dixon, of Bremen,

Kan. He will receive a Doctor

of Philosophy in Education in

Curriculum and Instruction.

the Midwest for over twentyfive

years. Mainstreet was

formed in Manhattan in 1979

by drummer Richard “Felix”

Smalley. A year later, he was

joined by keyboardist Rod

Manges who writes the

arrangements for the band and

Daryl Batchelor who plays

trumpet and percussion.

Smalley grew up in Marysville,

and is a 1973 Marysville High

School graduate.

The band is rounded out with

a saxophone and guitar and features

vocalist Jessica Furney, a

Wamego native.

“This isn’t just a band, these

are my best friends. So many

bands run into problems with

ego conflicts, but this is like

family. We’ve been lucky to

attract some of the top musicians

in the state to work with

us over the years,” Smalley


The band’s repertoire pulls

from the last six decades of

rock, rhythm and blues, blues

In 2008, Swim won the

ExplOregon Coast National

Geographic contest by drawing

a picture of a wheat field morphing

into ocean waves; to

complement her drawing she

wrote an essay about why she

wanted to visit the Pacific

coast. During her freshman

year, Swim received medals

from the Highland and Cloud

County art shows; she received

several honorable mentions at

the same shows during her

sophomore year.

In February 2011, she won

Best of Show in the

“Kansans...As Talented As You

Think” high school art contest

for her charcoal drawing of a

water pitcher and lemon. This

year, she won two medals from

Kirk Duensing, of Blue

Rapids, Kan. He will receive a

Bachelor of Science in Biology.

Michelle Fincham, of

Frankfort, Kan. She will

receive a Doctor of Medicine.

Courtney Holle, of

Marysville, Kan. She will

receive a Bachelor of General

Studies in Psychology and

Human Sexuality minor and

Communication Studies minor.

Scott Kramer, of Marysville,

Kan. He will receive a Doctor

of Physical Therapy.

Alicia Ring, of Marysville,

Kan. She will receive a

and jazz, including the likes of

Van Morrison, Aretha Franklin,

Buddy Guy, Marvin Gaye,

Duffy, Josh Stone, Boney

James, and the Doobie


Mainstreet performs several

times a month throughout the

Highland, two from Cloud

County, and received Best of

Show 2D Judges’ Choice at the

Mother’s Day Art Show.

Swim’s exhibit opens with a

special Lunch With the Arts on

Thursday, May 31. The center

will be open from 11:00 a.m.

until 1:30 p.m. with lunch

being served for $5.00. The

center is open on Wednesdays

from 11:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m.,

Saturdays from 10:00 a.m. until

2:00 p.m., and Sundays from

12:30-2:00 p.m.

For information about the

exhibit people should contact

Wayne Kruse, the arts cooperative’s

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KS CHIP Program Coming to Nickel Day

Every year in this country

450,000 children run away

from home; 300,000 children

are abducted by family members;

and more than 48,000

children are abducted by nonfamily


That’s close to 1 million children

abducted annually –

approximately one child every

40 seconds.

The good news is that the

Kansas Masonic Child

Identification Program, known

as KS CHIP, sponsored by the

Grand Lodge of Ancient Free

and Accepted Masons of

Kansas, can be used to find

missing or abducted children.

The Clay Center Masonic

Bachelor of Science in


Phillip Schmitz, of

Marysville, Kan. He will

receive a Bachelor of Science

in Education.

Merica Schreiner, of

Frankfort, Kan. She will

receive a Bachelor of Science

in Nursing.

This list only includes names

of students who applied for

graduation by April 16.

Commencement information

and an up-to-date schedule of

events are available at commencement.ku.edu.

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Lodge #134 will be at Nickel

Day in Waterville on Saturday,

May 26 to present the KS CHIP

program from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

in the Community Center.

Members of Sutton Lodge #85

are invited to assist in the program.

KS CHIP, otherwise known

as the Kansas Child

Identification Program, is sponsored

by the Grand Lodge of

Ancient Free and Accepted

Masons of Kansas. The

National Center for Missing

and Exploited Children

(NCMEC) recognizes this

Masonic project as one of the

most complete child recovery

and identification programs in

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the nation. This is a program

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valuable information that could

help locate a child if he or she

went missing. It’s just one of

many community service projects

sponsored and carried out

by Kansas Masons.

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NEWS EWS Blue Rapids Free Press - Thursday, May 24, 2012

Governor Brownback Signs Pro-Growth Tax Legislation

Topeka – Joined by small

business owners, state legislators,

Governor’s Council of

Economic Advisors,

Governor’s Cabinet members

and Lt. Gov. Jeff Colyer, M.D.,

Kansas Governor Sam

Brownback signed one of the

largest tax relief measures in

Kansas history into law today

at the Capitol in Topeka. The

new law cuts state income tax

rates for all hard-working

Kansans by 14 to 24 percent

and eliminates state income

taxes on more than 191,000

small business owners.

Governor Brownback

likened Senate Sub. for House

Bill 2117 to a shot of adrenaline

into the heart of the Kansas


“My faith is in the people of

Kansas, not the government’s

ability to tax and redistribute.

They know better how to spend

their money and I believe they

will do incredible things with

it,” Brownback said. “Today’s

legislation will create tens of

thousands of new jobs and help

make Kansas the best place in

America to start and grow a

small business. Now is the time

to grow our economy, not state

government, and that’s what

this tax cut will do.”

Kansas Revenue Secretary

Nick Jordan said the new law

will leave $1.1 billion in

Kansans’ pockets during the

next two years to save, spend

and invest.

"After the lost decade for

jobs in Kansas, Governor

Brownback has been incredibly

focused on creating a pro

growth environment that will

increase Kansas families'

income and accelerate small

business growth," Jordan said.

"This focus has turned the

budget deficit he inherited into

a strong surplus, and, with historic

tax relief now in place,

Kansas is poised to lead

America's economic recovery."

The law collapses the current

three-bracket structure for individual

state income taxes (3.5,

6.25 and 6.45 percent respectively)

into a two-bracket sys-

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tem using rates of 3.0 and 4.9

percent. The business income

exemption eliminates certain

non-wage business income for

small business owners (income

reported by LLC’s, Subchapter-

S Corporations, and sole proprietorships

on lines 12, 17,

and 18 of federal form 1040).

The law also flattens the tax

structure and increases the

standard deduction amount for

single head-of-household filers

from $4,500 to $9,000; and for

married taxpayers filing jointly

from $6,000 to $9,000.

Dynamic projections show

the new law will result in

22,900 new jobs, give $2 billion

more in disposable income

to Kansans and increase population

by 35,740, all in addition

to the normal growth rate of the


Speaker of the House Mike

O’Neal praised the new tax


“By reforming income taxes

in Kansas, our state will start

building a solid tax foundation

that will create a strong economy

for the years to come. We

must continue down a path that

brings prosperity to the residents

of Kansas and HB 2117

will move our state toward a

healthy and vibrant economy,"

Speaker O’Neal said.

Rep. Arlen Siegfreid, the

Majority Leader in the House,

said the new tax plan paints a

brighter future for the state.

"There's a reason surrounding

states are racing to keep

pace with Kansas in providing

tax relief," Rep. Siegfreid said.

"They recognize this was a significant

victory in a constant

battle to attract jobs and grow

our economy."

The chair of the House

Taxation Committee, Rep.

Richard Carlson, said Kansas is

raising the bar on pro-growth

tax policy.

“Kansas is embarking on

VH State Golf/Season Wrap Up

By Coach Ryan Noel

The Valley Heights golf team

was challenged on Monday at

The Highlands Golf Club in

Hutchinson, but responded well

and fought through some tough

holes. Brenden Dobrovolny

received the 7th place individual

medal for his efforts, shooting a

92 on a very difficult course.

The Valley Heights team finished

7th in the state.

Overall, the boys played their

best on the course, which featured

a plethora of "gunch",

trees, and many holes that had

turns sharper that 90 degrees.

Individually for the Mustangs,

Dobrovolny led with a 92. Alec

Doner improved from his

Regional score and carded a 110.

Levi Berger, in his last high

school golf meet, shot a 111, and

Patrick Hale's 121 contributed to

the VH 4-man score. Michael

Clark shot a 130 and Devin

Griffee shot a 144.

"I was happy for our team and

especially for Levi. Ending his

golf career at the State

Tournament is a great accomplishment."

"Looking forward, this team

has the ability to be at state again

next year. This is Brenden's second

trip, and his swing is good

enough for a top 5 finish as a

Senior. Alec and Patrick both

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Wednesday - Saturday Blue Rapids

Wednesday - Sunday Marysville (Across

from Dank's)

805 Pomeroy St, Blue Rapids, Ks

Greenhouse: 785-363-7300

Cell: 785-562-6124

Bids Being Accepted

The City of Blue Rapids is accepting

sealed bids for a pickup bed. Bed may

be seen at the city shop. Sealed bids

must be submitted to city office by 4:30

p.m. June 12. City reserves the right to

refuse any and all bids. City Clerk, 04

Public Square, 785-363-7736.

had some great rounds this season,

and they'll need to play

some golf in the offseason to

consistently shoot in the 90s

next season. Michael Clark

made some improvements as the

year went on, and his short game

is solid. Devin Griffee also

improved, and could benefit

from playing golf more often.

Overall, the cupboard isn't bare,

there's a real solid group of 5

returning, and some who didn't

make the trip, yet have some

ability, could step in and help the

team get there again next year."

Season Highlights:

Dobrovolny won a meet at


Doner won the Valley Heights


Finished 2nd in the Twin

Valley League meet

Finished 2nd @ Regionals

7th Place team in 1A State

2012 VH Scholarships

Scholarship Recipient(s)

State Bank of Blue Rapids Lamar Whitson

American Legion Auxiliary Kourtney Fry

Valley Heights Blake Zimmerling

Katie Brungardt

Charles Steele Memorial Kaitlyn Wilson

Edwin Brychta Memorial Lamar Whitson

Kaitlyn Wilson

Shelby Woodyard

Citizen’s State Bank Rachel Christie

Larry Nolte Levi Berger

USD 498 Foundation Blake Zimmerling

Terre & Bev Carter Alexandra Pishny

American Red Cross/FCCLA Alexandra Pishny

Waterville Lions’ Club Rachel Christie

Kaitlyn Wilson

Jeremiah Byard Levi Berger

Rachel Christie

Lawrence Lindquist/

VH Agricultural Leadership

Jordan Crook

Joe Stryker Memorial Alexandra Pishny

Lillian Brychta Memorial

Lynx Outstanding Sr. Athlete

Rachel Christie

Blake Zimmerling

Gene & Sandy Harding Family Katelyn Kinzel

DO & DeloresParker Family Levi Berger

Waterville/Blue RapidsVFW/

Blue Rapids American Legion

Thomas Tryon

Dennis White Mustang Pride Levi Berger

Kruse Family Levi Berger

Jordan Crook

Kourtney Fry

Luke Oldehoeft

Hilda Chapter #164 Order of Eastern Star Kourtney Fry

Waldemar Hanke Levi Berger

Martha Kneven Shelli Miller

Valley Heights All Stars Katelyn Kinzel

Shelli Miller

Lynx Outstanding Sr. Athlete Rachel Christie


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Thursday May 24: Spaghetti Dinner and $4.99 Pitchers

Friday May 25: Fish Fry with catfish, pollock or tilapia

Friday and Saturday: Signature Prime Rib

Sunday May 27 Noon: Fried Chicken Dinner

Catering & Party Room Available!

and setting the threshold for the

nation with a pro-growth, projobs

tax reform policy,” Rep.

Carlson said. “Lowering taxes

on individuals and small businesses

will jump start the pri-



vate sector growth in Kansas,

allowing Kansans to grow

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News Blue Rapids Free Press - Thursday, May 24, 2012 5A


VH All Stars Youth Theatre 5th Anniversary

For the 5th straight summer,

the Valley Heights All Stars are

ready to audition, practice and

perform their summer musical

at the Waterville Opera House.

This year they will be producing

“Cool Suit,” a delightful

and comedic musical retelling

of the “Emperor’s New

Clothes.” Lynette Steele-

Coon will once again be the

Marshall County Sheriff’s


Jail Activity Sheet

Week of: May 14, 2012 to

May 20, 2012

Name: Martin, Sarah

Address: Blue Rapids

Date of Birth: 7/11/1977

Charge: Brown and

Pottawatomie County Warrants

Date of Arrival: 5/14/2012

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director as will Kim Oatney as

Musical Director and Alaina

Pfeiffer as Choreographer.

Auditions for this musical

are open to school age children

(entering 2nd grade through 12

grade) and will be held Friday,

June 1st from 5-7pm and

Saturday June 2nd at 2pm. The

actual production will be

Friday, August 4. 5, and 6,

Date of Release: 5/14/2012

Reason: Released to Brown


Name: Schmidt, Michael

Address: Axtell

Date of Birth: 7/12/1960

Charge: Marshall County


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Date of Release: 5/16/2012

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Charge: Marshall County


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Date of Release: 5/16/2012

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Name: Bertot, Kellie

Address: Marysville

Date of Birth: 2/16/1989

Charge: Nemaha County


Date of Arrival: 5/17/2012

Date of Release: 5/17/2012

Reason: $5000 Surety Bond

Name: Zimmerling, Troy

Address: Marysville

Date of Birth: 8/21/1967

Charge: Possession of

Marijuana, Drug Para, Use of a

Communication Device

Date of Arrival: 5/17/2012

Date of Release: 5/18/2012

Reason: Transferred to

Washington County

Name: Lucas, Annette

Address: Marysville

Date of Birth: 4/26/1970

Craig A. Miller, Blue Rapids,

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“We have a warm friendly home like environment that

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Prior to the auditions,

Lynette Steele-Coon, director

of the VH All Stars will be conducting

a theater workshop

May 29, 30, 31st and June 1st

from 1-3pm at the Waterville

Elementary School. The workshop

is for students that have

never participated in drama

and/or students of experience.

Charge: Possession of

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Communication Device

Date of Arrival: 5/17/2012

Date of Release: Still


Reason: Still Incarcerated

Name: Butler, Jason

Address: Marysville

Date of Birth: 1/16/1978

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Date of Release: Still


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Name: Bowling, Vincent

Address: Greenleaf

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Date of Release: 5/20/2012

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Charge: 48 Hrs

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Date of Release: 5/20/2012

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Name: Wilcox, Michael

Address: Marysville

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Charge: 48 Hrs

Date of Arrival: 5/18/2012

Date of Release: 5/20/2012

Reason: Time Served

Name: Bottom, Charlie

Address: Beattie

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Charge: 48 Hrs

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Some of the activities planned

are stage movement, voice and

diction, singing and dancing

techniques for the musical setting,

stage make-up, set design,

and even stage combat. Cost of

the workshop is $30.00 per student.

To register for the workshop

you can call 785/320-


Marshall County Sheriff’s Jail Log

Date of Arrival: 5/18/2012

Date of Release: 5/20/2012

Reason: Time Served

Name: Stell, Troy

Address: Greenleaf

Date of Birth: 10/6/1972

Charge: 48 Hrs

Date of Arrival: 5/18/2012

Date of Release: 5/20/2012

Reason: Time Served

Name: Brown, Zachary

Address: Wymore, NE

Date of Birth: 3/3/1990

Charge: 60 Hrs

Date of Arrival:5/18/2012

Date of Release: 5/21/2012

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Name: Sutterlin, Justin

Address: Marysville

Date of Birth: 8/2/1977

Charge: 48 Hrs

Date of Arrival: 5/18/2012

Date of Release: 5/20/2012

Reason: Time Served

Name: Edwards, Tommy

Address: Marysville

Date of Birth: 12/25/1975

Charge: Disorderly Conduct

Date of Arrival: 5/20/2012

Date of Release: Still


Reason: Still Incarcerated

Name: Zutterman, Jacob

Address: Hays

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

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Blue Rapids Greenhouse

Marysville Stand

Across from Dank’s

Broadway Market

Mon - Sat 10:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Sun 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.


Alumni Banquet

Sat. May 26th 7:00 p.m.

Reception at 6:00 p.m. at the

Waterville Community Center.

Tickets ate $15 at Citizen’s State

Bank. Send self addressed envelope

to the bank at 124 E. Commercial

Waterville, KS 66548 or have tickets

held at bank by calling 785-363-2521


Funeral Home

308 West Walnut, Waterville


“A Personal Approach to Service at a Very

Personal Time.”


News Blue Rapids Free Press - Thursday, May 24, 2012

Marshall County Minutes

May 14, 2012

The Board of Marshall

County Commissioners met in

regular adjourned session with

Thomas K. Holle Chairman;

Robert S. Connell member and

Sonya L. Stohs, County Clerk


Commissioner Charles R.

Loiseau was absent from the


The meeting was called to

order at 9:00 a.m.

The Board opened the meeting

with the flag salute.

The minutes and agenda

were approved as presented

upon a motion by Robert S.

Connell seconded by Thomas

K. Holle. Motion carried.

Agency on Aging Director

Heather Ruhkamp met with the


Sheriff Daniel A. Hargrave

met with the Board. Robert S.

Connell moved, seconded by

Thomas K. Holle to go into

executive session for five minutes

at 9:05 a.m. to discuss matters

of non-elected personnel

with Sheriff Daniel A. Hargrave

present. Motion carried.

County Attorney Laura

Johnson-McNish met with the


Thomas K. Holle moved,

seconded by Robert S. Connell

to go into executive session for

five minutes at 9:12 a.m. to discuss

matters of attorney client

privilege with County Attorney

Laura Johnson-McNish and

Agency on Aging Director

Heather Ruhkamp present.

Motion carried.

Thomas K. Holle moved,

seconded by Robert S. Connell

to go into executive session for

fifteen minutes at 9:17 a.m. to

discuss matters of non-elected

personnel with Agency on

Aging Director Heather

Ruhkamp present. Motion carried.

Agency on Aging Director

Heather Ruhkamp recommended

to the Board hiring Janna

Dressman, Frankfort as parttime

summer help at 11.44 an

hour effective May 17, 2012.

Thomas K. Holle moved, seconded

by Robert S. Connell to

hire Janna Dressman, Frankfort

as part-time summer help at

11.44 an hour effective May 17,

2012. Motion carried.

County Attorney Laura

Johnson-McNish met with the


Vicki Gross, Marysville was

present to observe the meeting

at 9:30 a.m.

Public Works Administrator

Mike Craig and Public Works

Coordinating Supervisor Larry

Polson met with the Board.

Thomas K. Holle moved,

seconded by Robert S. Connell

to go into executive session for

ten minutes at 9:35 a.m. to discuss

matters of non-elected personnel

with County Attorney

Laura Johnson-McNish and

Public Works Administrator

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Mike Craig present. Motion


Derek and Arlen Richter,

Barnes met with the Board to

discuss his prior employment at

the County.

Vicki Gross, Marysville left

the meeting at 9:50 a.m.

Public Works Administrator

Mike Craig and Public Works

Coordinating Supervisor Larry

Polson met with the Board.

Robert S. Connell moved,

seconded by Thomas K. Holle

to approve the following purchase

orders. Motion carried.

Seneca Ready Mix, Inc.,

Seneca, KS for concrete

$1,137.00-Road & Bridge fund-

P.O. # 106848

Truck Repair Plus,

Marysville, KS for replace

clutch, brake, and bearing

$1,163.81-Road & Bridge fund-

P.O. # 106845

Johnny’s Welding Shop,

Beatrice, NE for resealing of

cylinder and repair tail latches

$1,158.54-Road & Bridge fund-

P.O. # 106847

Bruna Implement Co.,

Marysville, KS for repair to

right wheel axle seal and bearings

$1,806.75-Road & Bridge

fund-P.O. # 106846

Public Works Administrator

Mike Craig informed the Board

of the following items:

He can rent a roller for chip

seal from Berry Tractor,

Topeka, KS in the amount of

$1,400.00 a week. No decision

was made

Bridge Inspector Dave Beach

from Schwab and Eaton needs

to do the 12 month bridge

inspections of an estimated 67

bridges in the County for less

than $8,000.00. The Board

informed Public Works

Administrator Mike Craig to

have Mr. Beach move forward

with the inspections.

He received one bid for

48,000 gallons at $3.34 a gallon

which is up from $3.31 a gallon

last year of MC800 for chip seal

from Ergon Asphalt and

Emulsions, Inc. Salina, KS


Dust control will be applied

to the different areas of the

County the first week of June.

Sheriff Daniel A. Hargrave

met with the Board during

Public Works time to discuss

the possibility of the Public

Works Department doing some

if not all of the dirt work at the

new shooting range that the

City of Marysville is building.

The Board would like more

information to be gathered so

that a plan can possibly be put a

plan together.

Sheriff Daniel A. Hargrave

met with the Board to recommend

a step increase for

Corrections Officer Gail

Woodyard from Corrections

Officer at $12.14 an hour to

Corrections Officer I at $12.37

an hour effective June 1, 2012.

Thomas K. Holle moved,

seconded by Robert S. Connell

to approve the step increase for

Corrections Officer Gail

Woodyard from Corrections

Officer at $12.14 an hour to

Corrections Officer I at $12.37

an hour effective June 1, 2012.

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Motion carried.

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Economic Development

George McCune and

Community Development

Coordinator Juanita McCune

met with the Board to discuss

the possibility of the County

applying for a federally funded

Home Grant for County-wide

housing rehabilitation. Juanita

informed the Board that she has

had seven people from Blue

Rapids, one from Beattie, five

from Frankfort, one from

Vermillion, thirteen from

Marysville and ten from

Waterville that would possibly

qualify. The Board will make a

decision on this issue at next

week’s meeting.

Commissioner Charles R.

Loiseau placed a call to the

Board at 11:00 a.m.

Thomas K. Holle moved,

seconded by Robert S. Connell

to approve vouchers, minus one

that the Board wanted not paid

because it has not been a policy

to reimburse for that type of a

purchase in the past, and issue

warrants from the respective

funds. Motion carried.

Robert S. Connell moved,

seconded by Thomas K. Holle

to adjourn at 12:14 p.m.

Motion carried. The next

scheduled meeting will be

Monday, May 21, 2012 starting

at 9:00 a.m.


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Home Notes

By Susan A. Latta - CEA

Marshall County Extension


Beans are called a “super

food” for a good reason. A

bean is actually a seed, packed

full of nutrients. Beans are a

vegetable that provide important

vitamins and minerals.

They are also a low-fat, lowsodium,

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the meat and beans group.

Beans are a unique food that

counts as either a vegetable or

protein, but not both at the

same meal. Beans are a

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folate, and iron and may reduce

the risk of heart disease and

certain cancers because they

contain antioxidants. They are

inexpensive and widely available.

Beans do not have a

strong flavor on their own, so

can easily take on and complement

other flavors in food.

They can complement meat or

take the place of meat, as a protein

source in a meal.

While much of the work

relies heavily on beans as a protein

source, Americans are

1. The Board of Education of

Unified School District No. 498

met in regular session on April

9, 2012 at the Board office in

Waterville. Board President

Tim Manley called the meeting

to order at 4:02 p.m.

2. It was moved by Kenny

Steinfort and seconded Mike

Vermetten to approve the agenda

with additions of Approval

of Certified Resignation. The

motion carried unanimously.

3. LueAnn Roepke presented

during Public Forum on behalf

of Waterville Opera House.

4. It was moved by Kenny

Steinfort and seconded by Mike

Vermetten to approve the

Consent Agenda. The motion

carried unanimously. Items on

the Consent Agenda were as


-USD 498 Board of

Education regular meeting minutes

from March 12, 2012

-Bills Payable

-USD 498 Willson Fund

Request in the amount of


-Certified Resignation from

Rhonda Trimble as Valley

Heights elementary principal

-Non-Certified Contracts for

Lori Dobrovolny, Susie Davis,

and Perri Hull as summer mowing/maintenance

and Julie

Popejoy as part-time music


-Supplemental Contract for

Jenny Yungeberg as head high

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learning to cook a wide variety

of foods with beans. There are

so many kinds of beans available

in food stores, and they are

convenient, since canned beans

are already cooked and ready to

use. Sometimes flavors are

added to canned beans and may

be labeled “chili beans” for

example. Do not drain and rise

these, since flavor would be

lost. But, with regular canned

beans, drain and rinse them

under running water to reduce

the gaseous affect.

The following bean recipes

require few ingredients and can

be doubled and frozen for a

later meal. Flavor is often

enhanced when cooked a second

time. Also, anytime we

“cook once and eat twice,” we

save money and prep time.

Nachos with Beans

(6 servings)

1- 15 oz can beans (pinto,

red, black or kidney) Beans can

be flavored by mixing 2 tablespoons

of taco seasoning with


1 cup chopped tomatoes

8 oz grated or melted cheese

tortilla chips

school girls’ volleyball coach

with salary as per the negotiated

salary schedule

5. Superintendent Bergkamp

gave the financial report.

6. Principal Don Potter gave

an Ipad project update and discussed

the Inman School

District visit. Mr. Potter presented

the calendar of events

for the jr./sr. high school for

April and May and discussed

the Virtual Program.

Rhonda Joseph, FACS

instructor, Lesley Frohberg,

Lexi Hartloff and Ali Pishney

presented information regarding

FCCLA Nationals. Lesley

Frohberg qualified for

Nationals with her STAR Event

and will be going to Florida in

July to participate.

Principal Rhonda Trimble

reported on the National

Afterschool Conference she

attended in Dallas, TX and gave

a PLC update.

7. Superintendent John

Bergkamp discussed the issue

of security at the district school

buildings. It was the consensus

of the Board to consult with

local law enforcement and have

a security audit performed.

8. It was moved by David

Vermetten and seconded by

Kenny Steinfort to accept the

low bid of $36,497.00 to

replace the Blue Rapids

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by Thermal Comfort Air. The

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Drain and rinse beans.

Flavor with taco season, if

desired, Beans can be chilled

or heated. Place other ingredients

in serving dishes so each

person can “make their own”

nachos, starting with the tortilla


Black Bean Soft Tacos

(8 servings)

1 medium onion

2 (15 ounce each) cans black

beans, rinsed and drained

1 (15 ounce) can diced tomatoes

1 (4 ounce) can chopped

green chilies

1 tablespoon chili powder

In a nonstick skillet, sauté

onion. Stir in beans, tomatoes,

chilies, and chili powder. Bring

to boil and simmer until mixture

thickens. Spoon onto tortilla

and top with cheese, if


Bean Salad

(6 servings)

1 (15 ounce) can garbanzo

beans or other variety

1 cup chopped celery or

motion carried unanimously.

9. It was moved by David

Vermetten and seconded by

Kenny Steinfort to have the

Willson Fund application from

Waterville Opera House

reviewed by the school attorney.

The motion carried unanimously.

It was moved by David

Vermetten and seconded by

Mike Vermetten to approve the

Willson Fund application from

the City of Waterville in the

amount of $17,827.00 for Water

Safety Instruction/Training,

Pool Manager, Swimming

Lessons and Chlorine Safety

Monitor. The motion carried 5

to 1.

It was moved by Mike

Vermetten and seconded by

Kenny Steinfort to approve the

Willson Fund application from

the City of Waterville in the

amount of $6,067.31 for a

swimming pool pump. The

motion failed 3 to 3.

10. In Additions to the

Agenda –Approval of Certified

Resignation- It was moved by

Kenny Steinfort and seconded

by Mike Vermetten to approve

the certified resignation from

Stephanie Mathy as elementary

teacher with thanks for her 6

years of service. The motion

carried unanimously.

11. In Individual Board

Member Issues David

Vermetten discussed acceptable

green pepper

1 cup chopped tomatoes

(fresh or canned)

1 tablespoon minced onion

Top with favorite dressing

Mix ingredients together.

Can be served over torn lettuce


Apple Bean Bake

(6 servings)

1 (16 ounce) can pork and

beans (remove the pork)

2 golden delicious apples,

cored and cubed (other variety,

if you prefer)

2 tablespoon brown sugar

1/4 teaspoon cinnamon

Microwave Method:

Combine ingredients in a 1-2

quart microwave-safe casserole

dish. Microwave uncovered on

high 4 minutes. Turn and stir.

Microwave on high another 4

minutes until the apples are


Stovetop Method: Combine

all ingredients in a 1-2 quart

saucepan. Simmer until the

apples are tender. Stir occasionally.

USD 498 April Board of Education Notes

The 30th annual “Music in

the Park” is scheduled for

Sunday July 8, 2012 in the

Waterville City Park. Tickets

are now on sale which are good

for admission and for a drawing

for a long list of prizes to be

given away the evening of the

show. 2-$100 dollar prizes, and

a 148 piece tool chest are

among a long list of over 40

prizes to be given away that


Porkburgers and home-made

ice cream will start being

served at 5:30. The local talent

variety show will begin at 7:00

with the possibility of a couple

bands playing before that time.

The main need at this time is

for local talented people to step

forward to perform in the

show!! If you, or your relative,

friend, or neighbor, would like

to sing, dance, play harmonica,

do magic tricks, or any of a

variety of other acts please call

363-2604 or 562-7410 to get

your act added to the perform-

Willson Fund expenditures.

Sharon Osborne discussed the

FFA Banquet and scheduling


12. It was moved by Kenny

Steinfort and seconded by

David Vermetten to go into

executive session to discuss

personnel matters of nonelected

personnel in order to protect the

privacy interests of an identifiable

individual and to discuss

negotiations in order to protect

the public interest in negotiating

a fair and equitable contract

and that the Board return to

open meeting at 6:03 p.m. in

this room. Mr. Bergkamp was

invited into executive session.

The motion carried unanimously.

It was moved by Kenny

Steinfort and seconded by

David Vermetten to go into

executive session to discuss

personnel matters of nonelected

personnel in order to protect the

privacy interests of an identifiable

individual and to discuss

negotiations in order to protect

the public interest in negotiating

a fair and equitable contract

and that the Board return to

open meeting at 6:14 p.m. in

this room. Mr. Bergkamp was

invited into executive session.

The motion carried unanimously.

13. There being no further

business the meeting adjourned

at 6:16 p.m.

Talent Needed For Music In Park


Thank You

How can I put into words my tanks to my family for having

an open house for my 90th birthday. It’s a day I will cheris in

my heart for the rest of my life. To all my friends and family

that came to share the day and for the cards, gifts, flowers and

the hugs, thank you so much. May God Bless you all.

Marjorie Carter

ances that evening.

So get your summer calendars

out and make sure you

have July 8th marked for a

relaxed and enjoyable evening

in Waterville City Park(or

Valley Heights High School in

case of rain) Top it off with a

big, scrumptious bowl of

home-made ice-cream(rumor

has it nearly 50 gallon will be

turned for the evening!).

The evening is sponsored by

the members of St. Monica and

Elizabeth Catholic Church.

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Blue Valley Senior Living Residents Go Fishing

This is Dick Spunaugle fishing.

This is a picture of Gary Padgett fishing at Speedy

(Photos courtesy of Blue Valley Senior Living)

Sutton's pond north of Marysville.

This was National Nursing Home Week and we celebrated with many fun activities. They may not have caught

anything but everyone enjoyed the outing.

Last Day at Valley Heights Grade Schools

The Waterville Grade School students spent the day

playing different games in the water.

The Blue Rapids Grade School students spent the day

playing different games and sports.

Pictures From Around Blue Rapids

The Kansas City Wolf visited the Blue Rapids Grade

School. The 4th grade class submitted a "Brain Break"

video in March and was one of the Top 10 in the state.

Seniors Kandice Haile, Rachel Christie and Ali Pishney

were honored at the New Hope Church’s first worship

in their new home. (Photo courtesy of Rod Christie)

Valley Heights 6th Grade Graduation

Back Row (Left to Right): Teacher Eric Stoddard, Teacher Kim Hardin, Ethan Chesnutt, Briana Enoch,

Cheyenne Spunaugle, Emilee Willard, Nikki Weyer, Tanner Chartier, Jordon Yungeberg, Harrison Blaske,

Bryan Yungeberg, and Kelly Wilkens

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Front Row (Left to Right): Kendra Stoudt, Alli Jones, Alex Hardin, NIck Sparks, Skylar Sanders, DeAndra

Woodyard, Layton Hartloff, and Jacob Schuh

Photos by Deb Barrington.

Waterville, KS

2012 Events

www.watervillekansas.com 785-363-2515

May 26

Nickel Day in Downtown Waterville

10am-Donuts & Coffee @ Community Center

11am- Games begin. Chuck Wagon & Beer Garden open

3pm- Parade on Commercial St.

May 27

Biscuits & Gravy Breakfast at the Weaver Hotel

8am-10am…Free Will Offering

June 16

Red Solo Cup BBQ in Midge's Garden at Weaver Hotel


Bob Hope Roadshow /Waterville Opera House


Reserved tickets…$15…@ door…$18 Under 12…$5.00

Contact- Sharon King..785-363-2515

June 30

Whistlestop History Ride on the Central Branch Railroad

Contact…Ann Walter 785-363-2343

July 3

Independence Day Celebration at the Lipton Ball Complex

5pm…Food, Games, Fireworks

Dark… Fireworks Display

Contact..Jim Oatney

July 6 &7

Waterville Summer Theater Revival


Contact Bevy Roepke 785-363-2766

August 3,4,5

Valley Heights All-stars Youth / Waterville Opera House production

Contact… Lynnette Steele-Coon

September 8

Trains, Planes, and Automobiles Festival

Contact – Ann Walter…785-363-2343

October 14

Wichita Ghost Riders / Opera House


Four member Honky Tonk Band

“Harvest Showcase at the Weaver Hotel

5pm…Area Artists will showcase their art throughout the


Admission …Free

Dinner- by reservation ( price to be announced)

Contact… Weaver Hotel 785-363-2515

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Weaver Hotel Business Fair

December 8

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