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Publishers Free Press

Blue Rapids, Ks

& Manhattan, Ks

By Gene Meyer


TOPEKA, Kan. - Kansas

House members sent a compromise

plan to more-fully fund

state pensions one step closer

to becoming law Tuesday, even

though it lacked a key feature

many wanted.

The House voted 89-30 to

approve a new financing plan

for the Kansas Public

Employees Retirement System

that passed the Kansas Senate

Monday. The measure now

goes to Kansas Gov. Sam

Brownback for approval.

Brownback, who has named

KPERS' underfunding as one

of the state's most pressing

challenges, is expected to sign

the plan into law.

The plan requires teachers,

Free Press

Vol. 2 Number 45 Thursday, May 12, 2011

Smith, Roepke Break School Records

By Megan Wanamaker

Junior High Track team

starts and ends their season

at Washington. As

they meet the end of the

season, the team brings

home some great achievements.

At Frankfort on April

KS Pension Reform Bill to Governor

state and local government

workers and other plan participants

in 2013 to choose

between contributing larger

shares of their salaries to their

KPERS pensions or settling for

a less generously calculated

pension when they retire. It

also accelerates the rate at

which taxpayer contributions to

the plan increase each year

beginning in 2014 and calls for

the creation of a 13-member

commission to come up with a

more fundamental plan for legislators

to consider in 2012.

KPERS, which is the state's

largest pension manager, tending

retirement money for about

250,000 teachers, workers and

retirees, faces what is officially

projected to be a $7.7 billion

gap between benefits it has

promised members and the

money it will have to pay those

benefits between now and


The plan did not include a

requirement many House members

wanted, including state

House Pensions Committee

Chairman Mitch Holmes, a St.

John Republican, that would

have stopped offering traditional

pension benefits to teachers

and goverment workers hired

in 2013 and offered them

401(k)-style retirement savings

plans instead. Such a switch

would limit Kansas' taxpayers

future exposure to funding

shortfalls, but do nothing to

plug the gap that exists now.

"We're not happy with this,

but something has got be done

now," Holmes said.

Rachel Christie and Aaron Long in front of the Kansas Wesleyan in Salina.

State Music Festival

By Sam Jones

Traveling to Kansas

Wesleyan in Salina on April

30th juniors Rachel Christie

and Aaron Long, competed in

the State Music Festival.

Christie performed at 1:21 p.m.

singing Man is for the Woman

by Henry Purcell and The

Loom arranged by Grace

19th, Elijah Smith,

8thgrade, and Brandi

Roepke, 7th grade, broke

school records. Smith broke

the Triple Jump record with

a distance of 38’ 7” beating

the previous record by 2’3”.

“I was ecstatic when I found

out that I broke the record,”

Williams. Christie and sang

these pieces at the Regional

Music Contest on April 2nd

receiving a 1 rating allowing

her to compete at the state

level. Saturday the judges gave

Christie a 2 rating for her performance.

Aaron Long also performed

at Regional Music Contest

commented Smith.

Roepke followed suit by

breaking the school record

in the 400 M with a time

of 62.88 seconds. “I was

really excited and proud,”

state Roepke who did not

realize she had taken the

record until Coach Gordon

receiving a 1 rating from the

judges, moving him to the next

round. Long performed

Shenandoah by Van Christy

and The Kind of Love My

Shepherd by Charles Gounod

Saturday at State. Long

received a 2 rating for both


shared with her the news.

The team will be tying

up their season with the

league meet today at


Holmes and other supporters

say they believe there is a good

chance that the new commission

will propose switching the

plan to either a savings plan or

some hybrid that combines

such a plan with some of the

guarantee features of traditional


Both Brownback, who will

pick five members of the commission,

and House Speaker

Mike O'Neal, a Hutchinson

Republican who will pick two,

have indicated they think such

a switch is needed.

Kansas state Rep. Charlotte

O'Hara, an Overland Park

Republican, voted against the

plan, saying she believed the

plan will do nothing to restore

KPERS' financial health.

By Rachel Whitten


TOPEKA, Kan. – A bill to

end bonus payments for certain

state employees who have

worked more than 10 years on

the public payroll was rejected

by the House Friday morning.

The proposal would have

affected workers in the judicial

branch, who currently receive

yearly longevity bonuses of

between $500 for 10 years of

service and $1,250 for 25 years

of work.

Opponents of ending the

payments likened them to the

Blue Rapids

Seniors Make Plans -

Senior Photos On Pages 6-7

“So, what are you going to

do after graduation?” Ever hear

that question? We wondered

too, and these are the answers

we got!

Aaron Boeschling

Aaron plans to attend Kansas


Annie Pralle

Annie plans on attending

Cloud County Community

College and then transfer to

Kansas State University and

major in Political Science

Benton Coon

Benton plans on attending

Highland Community College

to play football and continue on

to a four year college to major

in Communications

Brody Dobrovolny

Brody plans to attend

Highland Community College

to play football, then transfer to

a four year college and major in


Chris Winslow

Chris plans to attend

Advanced Individual Training

then to attend KSU Salina to

study Helicopter Mechanics.

Cody Trimble

Cody plans on attend

Highland Community College

to play football and major in

Business Administration or

Sports Management

Dani Lockhart

Dani plans to attend

Highland Community College

and play basketball

Ellie Musil

Ellie plans to attend Kansas

State University and major in

Communication Science and

Disorders and Science

Jake Carlson

Jake plans on joining the Air

National Guard and attend

Manhattan Vo-Tech to study

Electrical Power and


James Winkenwader

James plans to enter the

United States Marine Corp

Jimmy House

Jimmy is planning to attend

college online and obtain a fulltime


bonuses that private sector

employees receive around

Christmas time. Rep. Nile

Dillmore, a Democrat from

Wichita, said the money helps

retain employees.

“American businesses know

the cost of retaining good

workers is much less than hiring

and training new workers,”

Dillmore said “You don’t want

to have constant high turnover,

all it does is drive costs up.”

According to legislative

researchers, abolishing the

bonuses would save the state

more than $6 million from the

Karri Van Alst

Karri plans to take a year off

then is considering attend

Hutchinson Community

College to become an

Emergency Dispatcher.

Katie Atkinson

Katie plans on joining the

Army as a Medic

Kayla McNary

Kayla plans to attend Cloud

County Community College

and major in Criminal Justice

then transfer to Washburn to

earn an Applied Science


Kristen Hays

Kristen plans to attend

Kansas University and major in


Kurtis Larson

Kurtis plans on attend K-

State University and major

Agricultural Business

Mason Walsh

Mason plans on attending

Evangel University in Spring

Field Missouri and major in

Audio Engineering emphasizing

on recording technology

Megan Wanamaker

Megan is planning on attending

Highland Community

College and major in

Secondary Education with an

emphasis on Math

Mikala Fuller

Mikala in planning to attend

Cloud County Community

College and major in

Elementary Education then

transfer to Emporia State

Miranda Bargdill

Miranda plans to attend

Midland University to pursue a

degree in Education.

Ross Bergsten

Ross is planning on attending

Bethany for a degree in


Sam Jones

Sam plans on attending

Emporia State University to

study Nursing

Tristan Dreith

Tristan plans on attending

Kansas State University

Zach Montanino

Zach plans to attend

Highland Community College

to play football

House Rejects End to State Employee Bonuses

state general fund, and about

$15.1 million from all funding


Lawmakers who favored the

bill said they would like to

reward state workers based on

merit rather than the number of

years working for the state.

“We need to be increasing

their ability to receive money

from overtime and other ways

of earning income, this simply

recognizes longevity,” said

Rep. Pete DeGraaf, a

Republican from Mulvane,

who carried the bill on the

House floor.

Marge Zidek and Jenna Vathauer draw blood from Sharlene Frazin at the Health

Fair. This was the 4th year for the Health Fair.

NEWS EWS Blue Rapids Free Press - Thursday, May 12, 2011


Helen Fuller

Ida D. Sherrill

Ida D. Sherrill, 94, of

Marysville, Kansas, died

Monday, May 9, 2011 at

Cambridge Place in Marysville.

A graveside funeral service

will be held at 10:00 a.m.,

Saturday, May 14 at the

Marysville City Cemetery. The

Rev. Dale Lewis will officiate.

Ida was born August 20,

1916 at Brownell, Kansas, the

daughter of Louis and Ida

(Wagoner) Hearting.

Glendola W.


Dale L. Latta

Dale L. Latta, 80, of

Marysville, Kansas, died

Tuesday, May 3, 2011 at

Community Memorial

Healthcare in Marysville.


Graveside Service Saturday,

May 14, 2011 11:00 AM

Fairmont Cemetery

Blue Rapids, Kansas

Helen Fuller was born

February 1922, in Frankfort,

Kansas to Herman and Nettie

Waxler. Helen passed away

Tuesday January 25, 2011, at

her home in Cheyenne,


Helen grew up in the Vliets

and Frankfort, Kansas area and

graduated from Frankfort High


Helen married Frank W.

Fuller in November 1941, and

made their home in Blue

Rapids where they raised three


On January 27, 1934, she

married John Sherrill at

Brownell. In 1946 they moved

to Marysville.

Ida worked for Hested's

stores from 1950 until retiring

in 1979. She managed the

Marysville store until 1974

when she began traveling

throughout the South as a

regional manager. After retiring

in 1979 she returned to

Marysville and worked two

years at the Ben Franklin store.

She enjoyed sewing, reading

Glendola Westfall Travelute,

83, of Chester, West Virginia,

formerly of Waterville passed

away Wednesday, May 4, 2011

at the Fox Nursing Home in

Chester, WVa.

She was born August

15,1927 in Spencer, WVa a

daughter of the late Albert Lee

and Iva Mae (Greathouse)

Phillips. She is also preceded

in death by her 1st husband

Arlie Lee Westfall, her 2nd

husband A. J. Travelute and a

daughter Donna Mercer.

Glendola was a homemaker

A funeral service was held at

10:30 a.m., Friday, May 6, at

the First Christian Church in

Marysville. The Rev. Jerry

Zanker officiated.

Evelyn Falen played the

organ while Wayne Kruse sang

Land Auction

Olsburg KS.

Thursday June 9, 2011-10:00 A.M.

Auction Location:

West of Olsburg KS. 1/4 mile on

Hwy. 16 at Greenwood Park

82.15 taxable acres - that part on the

Northwest Quarter of 23-07-07

Pottawatomie County lying west of Main

Street of the Town site of Olsburg and South

of the abandoned railroad right-of-way, less

tracts in the Southeast corner and on the

North boundary. Building site, farm ground

or pasture next to the town of Olsburg. Sold

subject to the present tenants rights. Tract

will be split and offered in


See website for more details.

Seller: Hawkinson Brothers

Auction By: Joe Horigan Realty & Auction Co.

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Known for her large and

bountiful vegetable gardens

and stunning flowers, Helen

loved maintaining a beautiful

yard, canning, leading boy and

girl scouts and volunteering

with the Methodist Church. She

was a member of EHU and the

United Methodist Women.

Helen is preceded in death

by her husband Frank Fuller,

her twin brother Allen Waxler,

brother Loren Waxler, sisters,

Laura Higgins and Romana

(Monie) Bettencourt. She is

survived by her sister-in-law

Betty Waxler, her three children,

Robert Fuller of Topeka,

Nancy (Larry) Collins,

Cheyenne, Wyoming and

Kathy Cox, Wichita, Kansas,

and playing the piano. Ida also

enjoyed making crafts, dolls

and afghans. Her grandchildren

and great-grandchildren gave

her much enjoyment.

She was member of the

United Methodist Church in


She was preceded in death

by her parents; husband, John,

on December 5, 2006; three

brothers, Clifford Hearting,

Kenneth Hearting, Dale

Richardson and Glenn

Richardson; one sister, Ellen

and was a member of St.

Monica & St. Elizabeth’s

Catholic Church in Blue

Rapids, Kansas.

Surviving are 3 children,

Dean (Beverly) Westfall of

Romney, WVa ; Jean (Larry)

Norton of New Cumberland,

WVa and Roger (Francie)

Westfall of Annapolis, OH; 9

Grandchildren, 21 Greatgrandchildren

and 12 Greatgreat


Services were held at Turley

Funeral Home on Friday, May

6, 2011 with Pastor Charles

“On Eagles Wings”, “How

Great Thou Art" and “Amazing


The pallbearers were Seth

Buxton, Matthew Odom, Jeff

Keating, Andy Rombeck, Alex

Rombeck, Austin Rombeck and

Shannon Obley.

The honorary pallbearers

were Roy Fakler, Doug Totten,

Galen Latta, Jim Buxton,

Donald Odom, Steve Rombeck

and Norman “Bud” Severns.

Burial was in the Marysville

City Cemetery.

Dale was born on October

10, 1930 at Marysville, the son

of Vance and Beryl (Severns)

Latta. He graduated from

Marysville High School in

1948 and excelled in track and

field, where he held several

MHS records. On October 8,

1950 he married Betty J.

Fletcher at Marysville.

Dale was a farmer and cattleman

in Marshall County for

many years and he received a

soil conservation award. He

also was a master welder at

Dempsters in Beatrice, Neb.,

during the winter months for

ten years.

He was on the Marysville

Township Board and

Production Credit Association

Board of Directors. He was a

member of the First Christian

Kenneth L. Sells, Agent

and four grandchildren:

Deanna McLain, Lyons,

Colorado, Gary R. McLain,

Laramie, Wyoming, Jeff

(Maria) McLain, Ft. Collins,

Colorado and David (Tracy)

Fuller, Topeka, and greatgrandsons,

Brandon and Kyle

Fuller of Topeka.

A graveside service and

interment of her urn will be

held at 11 a.m., Saturday, May

14, 2011 at Greenwood

Cemetery, Blue Rapids,


Penwell-Gabel Parker-Price

Chapel in Topeka is assisting

the family with Kansas


Moore; and two grandchildren,

Elizabeth and Tommy Sherrill.

Survivors include two

daughters, Marilyn (Gerald)

Ballman, and Elaine (Ron)

Botts; two sons, Tom (Alice)

Sherrill, and Lavern Sherrill,

all of Marysville; eleven grandchildren

and twenty-five greatgrandchildren.

A memorial fund has been

established to the Marshall

County Food Pantry.

Contributions may be sent in

care of Kinsley Mortuary.

Thomas officiating.

A Mass of Christian Burial

was held at 2:00 pm,

Wednesday, May 11, 2011 at

St. Monica & St. Elizabeth’s

Catholic Church in Blue

Rapids. Viewing began at noon

Tuesday, May 10, 2011 and end

at 8:00 pm at Terry-Christie

Funeral Home in Waterville.

Burial will be at St. Gregory’s

Catholic Cemetery in

Marysville, Kansas.

Memorials are to be designated


Church where he served as a


Dale and Betty wintered in

Arizona where he enjoyed hiking

desert trails and fishing.

One of his favorite activities

was telling stories and passing

on family lore to his kids and


His parents; and brother, Ed

Latta, preceded him in death.

Survivors include his wife,

Betty Latta, Marysville; three

daughters, Deborah (Jim Jr.)

Buxton, Phoenix, Ariz., Lori

(Donald) Odom, Marysville,

and Becky (Steve) Rombeck,

Beattie; one sister, Carol

Johnson, Albuquerque, New

Mexico; nine grandchildren

and five great-grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to

the Parkinson's Foundation or

First Christian Church.

Contributions may be sent in

care of Kinsley Mortuary.


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feeling of our infirmities; but was in all points

tempted like as we are, yet without sin. Let us

therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace, that

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Pastor Titus Mohler—(785)363-7547

Sunday School- 9:30 AM

Morning Worship-10:30 AM

Evening Worship - 6:00 PM

If you do not have a church home

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Linn Inviataional Golf Results

Rank Name Out In Total

7 Brenden Dobrobolny 41 47 88

14 Levi Berger 46 48 94

17 Mike Clark 49 50 99

19 Kurtis Larson 48 54 102

21 Patrick Hale 55 48 103

27 Alec Doner 59 60 119

Golf Update

By Mikala Fuller

VHHS Journalism

One stroke from facing

each other in a playoff,

Kurtis Larson and Brenden

Dobrovolny battled against

each other at the Onaga

Invitational golf meet on

March 2, 2011, with Larson

taking fifth with a score of

92 and Dobrovolny following

in sixth with a score of

93. Valley Heights received

third as a team with a score

of 390. At last week’s meet

in Onaga hosted by

Vermillion, Dobrovolny

placed fourth with a score of

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Monday May 30th

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“Love all, trust few, and do

wrong to no one.” – William

Shakespeare. This is the quote

Megan Elisabeth Wanamaker

lives by. Wanamaker is the

sister to Brenna and Kate

Wanamaker. She is also the

daughter of Beth and Ken

Wanamaker. Wanamaker stated,

“My parents have always

been there for me, but they

have helped me become the

independent person I am


Wanamaker has been

involved in NHS, KAYS, VH

Club, Drama Club,

Journalism, Forensics, and the

All School Play. Leadership

has also been a part of

Wanamaker’s life. She was

KAY Community Service

Director for two years, Cheer

Captain for one year, and Co-

Captain for one and half

years. She also has participated

in Cheer for four years,

Volleyball for four years, and

Basketball for one year, and

Golf for four years, and

Journalism for two years.

Outside of school

Wanamaker is part of the

Manhattan Optimist Rebel

Softball Team. She has been

doing this for two years. One

memory Wanamaker won’t

forget is her softball tournaments

with the Rebels

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stated, “I loved seeing all the

girls and their different personalities

showing up to practice

in their boots, having sunglasses

tans, and practicing

their Russian ascents.”

Highland Community

College is where Wanamaker

plans to attend college after

graduating. She plans to

major in Secondary Education

in Math and Science.

Wanamaker wants to leave

Valley Heights being known

as a helpful and kind person.

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NEWS EWS Blue Rapids Free Press - Thursday, May 12, 2011

Marshall County Minutes

May 2, 2011

The Board of Marshall County

Commissioners met in regular session

with Charles R. Loiseau,

Chairman; Robert S. Connell and

Thomas K. Holle members; and

Sonya L. Stohs, County Clerk present.

The meeting was called to order

Home Notes -

By Susan A. Latta

County Extension Agent




Children do not grow up on their

own; they need adults to teach

them. They need to know the rules

— what is okay and what is not

okay. As a child care provider, your

knowledge about how children

learn and grow will help you guide

children in ways they can understand

at each age level. For example,

two-year-olds have limited

understanding and need a lot of

redirection, but five-year-olds can

learn to be good problem solvers.

Here are some basic tips for

guiding children’s behavior.

Remember different strategies

work best at different ages.

Keep rules simple and easy to

understand. Discuss rules with children

and write them down.

Consider children’s suggestions for

rules. Repeat the rules often. A few

rules that work well with children


• We help each other.

• We take care of our toys.

• We say please and thank you.

• We are kind to each other.

Say what you mean. Use dos

instead of don’ts. Choose your

words carefully, especially when

you are guiding children’s behavior.

Keep sentences short and simple.

Focus on what to do rather than

what not to do.

• Try saying: Slow down and

Jail Report...

Marshall County Sheriff’s


Jail Activity Sheet

Week of: May2, 2011 to May 8,


Name: Mitchael May

Address: Nebraska

Date of Birth:05-11-1992


Date of Arrival:5-2-11

Date of Release: Still



Name: Tana Holle

Address:Greenleaf KS

Date of Birth:2-28-81

Charge:Hold for Washington

Co. Date of Arrival: 5-2-11

Date of Release:5-6-11

Reason:Time Served

Name: Robert Skillin

Address:Blue Rapids

Date of Birth:7-9-50


Date of Arrival: 5-2-11

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. Unanimous.

Robert S. Connell moved, sec-

walk. Instead of: Stop running.

• Try saying: Come hold my

hand. Instead of: Don’t touch anything.

• Try saying: Keep your feet on

the floor. Instead of: Don’t climb

on the couch.

• Try saying: Use your quiet

voice inside. Instead of: Stop

screaming and shouting.

Talk with children — not “at”

them. Children often don’t hear you

when you are talking (or shouting)

“at” them. You will be much more

effective if you get down on their

level. Look them in the eyes, touch

them on the shoulder, and talk with


Set a good example. Children

watch you all the time. They see

how you talk to other children and

adults. They see how you cope with

anger or frustration. They watch

how you deal with sadness and joy.

They listen to how you say “I’m

sorry.” The way you handle the ups

and downs of life teaches children a

lot about how to behave and get

along with others.

Encourage children to set good

examples for each other. Children

learn a great deal from each other.

Encourage appropriate ways to

share, play, and be kind to each


Give clear, simple choices.

Toddlers can choose between a red

cup and a green cup. Preschoolers

can choose between playing “airport”

and “zookeeper.” Give children

a choice only when there is a

Date of Release: 5-3-11

Reason:750.00 C/S Bond

Name: Troy Zimmerling


Date of Birth: 8-21-67

Charge:Haskell Co. Warrent

Date of Arrival:5-3-11

Date of Release:5-4-11

Reason: Released to Haskell Co.

Name: Jessie Perez

Address: Marysville

Date of Birth:2-23-91

Charge: Giveing a worthless


Date of Arrival: 5-4-11

Date of Release:5-4-11

Reason: Booked and Released

Name: Mark Conner


Date of Birth:9-8-81

Charge:Riley Co. Warrent

Date of Arrival:5-4-11

Date of Release:5-5-11

Reason:Released to Riley Co.

W/ MS Co. Hold

Name:Arnold Megean

Address:Blue Papids

Date of Birth:2-2-84

Charge:Driveing Wile

Suspended/ No Insureance/ Open


Date of Arrival:5-4-11

Date of Release:5-4-11

Reason: 865.00 C/S Bond

Name:Jason Butler


Date of Birth:1-16-78

Charge:Failure to Report


Date of Arrival:5-6-11

Date of Release:5-6-11

Reason: Booked and Released

Name:Courtney Stell


Date of Birth:1-28-11

Charge: 48 Hour Sentance

Date of Arrival:5-6

Date of Release:5-8

Reason: Time Served

Name:Robert Cooney


Date of Birth:5-30-72

Use play activities to teach children

social skills. Use children’s

books that show how children

resolve problems. Play “what if”

games. Become a character in children’s

pretend play and show children

how to use good manners and

be kind to the baby doll.

Teach children how to resolve

conflict and problem solve. Help

them recognize feelings, identify

the problem, come up with ideas

for solving the problem, and try

possible solutions.

Teach children how to apologize.

Learning how to apologize is

a skill. Young children have a hard

time understanding another child’s

feelings, but by the time they are 4

years old they should begin to recognize

apologizing is a good way

to make up for hurting someone

else. Teach preschoolers and

school-age children the four basic

steps of apologizing:

• Look at the other child.

• Say the child’s name.

• Say “I’m sorry.”

• Say why.

Keep it simple: e.g., “Lucas, I’m

sorry I hit you.” With time and

practice, children will not have to

be prompted, and their apology will

be more genuine.

Teach children how to correct

their misbehavior. If a child throws

a bowl of peas onto the floor give

him/her a dust pan and show the

child how to clean it up. If a child

marks on the wall, give him/her a

wet cloth to clean it off.

Charge:Domestic Battery

Date of Arrival:5-6-11

Date of Release:5-7-11

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Name:Tiffany Cooney


Date of Birth:10-21-78

Charge:Domestic Battery

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Reason:2000.00 Cash Bond

Name:Marlon Guerin


Date of Birth:4-2-71

Charge: DUI

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Date of Release:5-7-11

Reason: 1000.00 Cash Bond

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Waterville, KS


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Saturday 9-3

onded by Thomas K. Holle to

approve a Proclamation from

Pawnee Mental Health Services

proclaiming the month of May as

Mental Health Month. Unanimous.

Thomas K. Holle moved, seconded

by Robert S. Connell to

approve the vouchers, as presented,

and issue manual warrants from the

respective funds. Unanimous.

County Appraiser Janet Duever

met with the Board. Charles R.

Loiseau moved, seconded by

Thomas K. Holle to go into executive

session for five minutes at 9:15

a.m. to discuss matters of nonelected

personnel with County

Appraiser Janet Duever present.


County Attorney Laura Johnson-

McNish met with the Board.

Charles R. Loiseau moved, seconded

by Robert S. Connell to go into

executive session for ten minutes at

9:25 a.m. to discuss matters of possible

litigation with County

Attorney Laura Johnson-McNish

present. Unanimous.

County Treasurer Linda Weber

met with the Board to discuss the

check issuing process of the

Neighborhood Revitalization program.

Public Works Administrator

Mike Craig and Public Works

Coordinating Supervisor Larry

Polson met with the Board.

Robert Peschel, Marysville was

present for the hearing.

At 10:00 a.m. a Public Hearing

was conducted on a road vacation

on a portion of 24th Road,

Beginning at a point 150 feet South

of the Northeast corner of the SE

quarter of Section 35, Township 3

South, Range 9 East of the 6th

P.M.; Thence running south along

the East Line of said SE quarter for

choice. For example, saying “It is

nap time, do you want to lie down

now?” is not really an option if

your rule is everyone will rest at

nap time.

Show respect for children. Talk

to misbehaving children in private,

remind them of reasons for rules,

and discuss what they can do differently.

Catch children being good. All

children want attention. It is better

to give them positive attention for

good behavior than negative attention

for misbehavior. Comment on

something positive about each

child, each day. Better yet, strive

for several times a day.

Praise like a good coach instead

of a cheerleader. A cheerleader just

shouts general praise: “What a

great job!” or “What a beautiful

picture.” A good coach tells you

what you’re doing right, uses praise

as a teaching tool, and lets you

know why he or she is proud of

you. If a child sets the table, you

might say, “You did such a good

job setting the table! You put the

spoons and forks in the right place

and remembered the napkins!”

When you look at a child’s painting,

you might remark, “This painting

just glows with color. You used

blue, green, red, yellow, and

orange. Tell me how you did this!”

Share the good news. Remember

to share children’s good behavior

with others. When children have

done something good, mention it to

other children and to parents.




& More

2490 feet more or less to the

Southeast Corner of said Section


Charles R. Loiseau moved, seconded

by Thomas K. Holle to

approve Resolution # 11-05-2-1

vacating a certain township road in

Rock Township, Marshall County,

Kansas: a portion of 24th Road,

Beginning at a point 150 feet South

of the Northeast corner of the SE

quarter of Section 35, Township 3

South, Range 9 East of the 6th

P.M.; Thence running south along

the East Line of said SE quarter for

2490 feet more or less to the

Southeast Corner of said Section 35

and the terminus. Unanimous.

Thomas K. Holle moved, seconded

by Robert S. Connell to

approve the following purchase

orders. Unanimous.

Mike’s OK Tire, Marysville, KS

for backhoe tire $606.25-Solid

Waste fund-P.O. # 106694

Van Diest Supply Co., Webster

City, IA for chemical $1,533.80-

Noxious Weed fund-P.O. # 106693

Mike’s OK Tire Inc., Marysville,

KS for tires $650.50-Road &

Bridge fund-P.O. # 106695

Agency on Aging Director

Heather Ruhkamp met with the

Board to inform them that she

received information on her KDOT

grant application for SFY 2012 and

it was cut by18%. She also discussed

with the Board that as of

July 1, 2011 all drivers have to

have a CDL physical and she has

found that Marysville Clinic and

Community Physicians Clinic are

$129.00 and Seneca Family

Practice are $117.00. The Board

decided to allow the drivers to have

the physical at there own physician

if they so choose and Agency on

Aging Director Heather Ruhkamp


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will write up a policy for approval

by the Board.

County Sanitarian Gary May

met with the Board.

Twin Valley Director Ed Henry

met with the Board to present the

2012 budget request of $55,000.00

which is the same as last year.

Sheriff Daniel A. Hargrave met

with the Board.

Thomas K. Holle moved, seconded

by Robert S. Connell to

approve the voucher for the Home

Sewer District and instruct the

County Treasurer to pay these bills

out of funds available for this purpose.


Vernita Peeks, Marysville met

with the Board to discuss areas of

concerns in the Emergency

Management Department.

Emergency Management

Director William Schwindamann

Jr. met with the Board at their


Charles R. Loiseau moved, seconded

by Robert S. Connell to go

into executive session for five minutes

at 11: 40 a.m. to discuss matters

of non-elected personnel with

Emergency Management Director

William Schwindamann Jr. present.


Economic Development

Director George McCune and


730 Colorado, Manhattan, Ks


Community Development

Coordinator Juanita McCune met

with the Board to give them a

weekly update.

Robert S. Connell moved, seconded

by Thomas K. Holle to

approve the following purchase

orders. Unanimous.

Merck, Carol Stream, IL for private

vaccine $4,295.86-Health

fund-P.O. # 3878

Modern Marketing, Atlanta, GA

for shelter in place public information

materials $1,330.16-EMPG

grant-P.O. # 3930

Thomas K. Holle moved, seconded

by Robert S. Connell to

approve the Neighborhood

Revitalization application for

Robert Voet, Home, KS with the

preconstruction pictures that were

provided by the applicant and the

Neighborhood Revitalization application

for Dale L. Meinecke,

Summerfield with the preconstruction

pictures that were provided by

the applicant. Unanimous.

County Attorney Laura Johnson-

McNish met with the Board.

Charles R. Loiseau moved, seconded

by Robert S. Connell to

adjourn at 12:20 p.m. Unanimous.

The next scheduled meeting will be

Monday, May 9, 2011 starting at

9:00 a.m.

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Birth Announcement:

Guenhwyfar Rose Evelyn Conti

The Conti Family wishes to

announce the birth of its

newest member. Guenhwyfar

Rose Evelyn Conti, born

April 19th at 1:35 in the afternoon

weighing 7 pounds 15

ounces and 20 inches long.

Guenhwyfar joins her parents

Dino and Shannon Conti and

siblings Harmony Marie and

Dino Allen. Her grandparents,

Michael Waters (

Waterville) and Walter and

Norma Conti ( Costa Mesa,

Ca) could not be more excited

for this little girl. Guenhwyfar

has joined a large family full

of love and can not wait to

make her mark on the Valley

Heights community

Resident of The Month - Larry Woborny

Lawrence “Larry” Woborny

was born August 7, 1941 and

raised in Waterville, Kansas.

His parents were Roy and

Virginia Woborny. His Dad is

deceased and his Mom also

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Larry Woborny

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concrete work done including a

curb ramp, curb repair and sidewalk

repair. Please call Lynette at

363-7711 for more information.

Music Lessons

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double bass, electric bass guitar, and

acoustic guitar at affordable rates

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Larry has six sisters and one

brother. His sisters are Clione

Billau, Topeka; Cheryl

Yungeberg; Linda Holliman

both of Waterville; Kristen

Woborny; Mary McKeever,

both of Marysville; and Marti

Becker, Ash Grove, Missouri.

His brother Chris Woborny

lives in Fremont, California.

Larry and his siblings were

very close while they were

growing up and remained close

as adults.

Larry attended school in

Waterville and graduated from

Waterville High School in


Larry married his wife,

Virginia, on August 18, 1963

and made Waterville their

home. They have two children.

Their daughter Kelli, her husband

Matt Diederich and their

two children Chad and Brook,

live on a farm south of

Greenleaf, Kansas. Their son,

Scott, lives in Manhattan,

Kansas. Scott has a daughter

Blake and son Brady. Larry’s

four grandkids are the highlight

of his life!

Larry was a plumber in

Waterville and the cemetery

sexton for Riverside Cemetery

in Waterville for many years.

He loved messing around with

just about anything that had a

motor. He was a die-hard fan of

Dale Earnhardt, Sr. and is now

a fan of Dale Earnhardt, Jr. He

is a true fan of the K-State

Wildcats, GO BIG PURPLE!

He enjoys reading local newspapers

and his car magazines,

sitting outside is the sunshine,

watching the birds and watching

sports on TV. He is a practical

joker and loves teasing the

KU fans at Blue Valley. He

enjoys sharing his snacks with

other residents and staff members

and is quick to toss them

candy or fruit.

Larry loved taking care of

his chickens, attending events

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his grandchildren were in and

growing garden vegetables

(giving most away to family

and friends). Larry looks forward

to the many visits he gets

from his family. He enjoys

going for car rides and watching

how the seasons change the


Larry came to Blue Valley

April 25, 2007.



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Pack 137 Blue & Gold Banquet/Pine Wood Derby

Pack 137 celebrated their

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Local News Blue Rapids Free Press -

Forensics Night

By Sam Jones

VHHS Journalism

Not very many people in the

community get a chance to see

the forensics students perform

their pieces. To provide this

Benton Coon read “The Welfleet Whale”

Blue Rapids Free Press - Thursday, May 12, 2011

opportunity the Forensics class

entertained local community

members for an hour at

Forensics Night on May 3.

Tommy Tryon, jr, Master of

Ceremonies, assisted by Katie

Kinzel jr, and Katie Atkinson,

sr introduced the Festival and

Champs qualifiers as well as

explained forensics competitions.

Performing at Forensics

Night were the VHHS

Forensics Champs qualifiers:

• Benton- poetry piece- “The

Welfleet Whale”

• Jessie Zidek- poetry piece-

“Mrs. Stein”

• Ellie Musil- serious solo-

“Belle of Amherst”

• Treg Arganbright and Alex

Laughlin-Improvised Duet

Acting (IDA)

• Brooke Claycamp-pro’s-


Both champs and festival

qualifiers students will be traveling

to Wichita to compete at

the state level on May 7th. “I’m

nervous but excited at the same

time. I want to do better than

last year so I’m going stay

Lynette Steele-Coon did the welcoming at the Forensics


Brooke Claycamp performed “Charlie”. Jeaaie Zidek read “Mrs. Stein”.

Photos by Deb Barrington and Linda Brake

focused and try harder. I have

learned from over the season

that the judges like the over the

top exciting pieces. In order to

10A 10

do better I know that I have to

have fun with the piece.” said

sophomore Brooke Claycamp.

Treg Arganbright and Alex Laughlin performed an

Improvised Duet Acting.

Ellie Musil performed “Belle of Amherst”.

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