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& Manhattan, Ks

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Free Press

Vol. 3 Number 11 Thursday, September 15 , 2011

Ugarte Appointed To SSAT

Community Memorial

Healthcare (CMH) general

surgeon Fernando

Ugarte, MD, has been

appointed as a member of

the Health Care Quality

and Outcomes Committee

of the Society for Surgery

of the Alimentary Tract

(SSAT). Dr. Ugarte is

serving a one year term.

Dr. Ugarte has served

as general surgeon for the

CMH medical staff since

August, 1992.

Surgical procedures

performed by Dr. Ugarte

include: laparoscopic

appendectomies and

cholecystectomies (gallbladder);

head and neck

benign and malignant

skin lesions; colonoscopies;

EDG; colon surgeries

for benign and

malignant lesions; breast

surgery; thyroid surgery,

hernia repairs; and bowel

obstructions. His office is

located in Community

Physicians Clinic at 1902

May Street in Marysville,


Dr. Ugarte graduated

from the University of

Chicago in 1964. Later,

he transferred to the

University of Chicago to

complete his general surgery

training in 1970. He

served as Instructor of

Landoll Listed In Top 50 Kansans To Know

(Editor’s Note: Don Landoll

of Marysville and President of

Landoll Corp. was listed in

Ingram’s Magazine of Kansas

City as one of the top 50

Kansans to know.)

Here is their write up:

Don Landoll, Landoll Corp.,


Ingram’s Magazine

January 2011 issue

Maybe the best way to

describe what Don Landoll has

built is with a rough math equation:

Vision plus determination

squared, times 48 years of persistence,

equals the Landoll

Corp. >From a humble welding

repair shop he co-founded in

1963 with a grand total of one

additional employee, Don

Landoll has built a multimillion-dollar

presence in

Marysville, Kan., and today has

more than 500 people on the


Not bad for someone who

broke into business ownership

before he was 20 years old,

with no formal business educa-

By Jon A. Brake

It isn’t every day that a freshman

gets to play on Friday

night. And it isn't every day that

a Coach has to put a freshman

in at quarterback late in a close


It’s hard on coaches and fans.

But sometimes it is the only

thing you can do.

Friday night the Valley

Heights Mustangs had a nail

bitter going with the Republic

County Buffalos.

The first half was Valley

Heights moving the ball this

way and then Republic County

moving the ball that way.

In the First Quarter the

Buffalos were moving the ball

on the ground and then the sky

opened (and the Valley Heights

line) and Kyle Strutt ran for 29

yard run around left end to

score. Score Valley Heights 0 -

Republic County 6.

Second Quarter scoring

belonged to Valley Heights. VH

Quarterback Derek Trimble

started with the ball but fumbled

the ball and Gage

Woodyard caught the ball in

mid air and ran 16 yards for the

General Surgery at the

University of Chicago, and

Assistant Professor of

Surgery at the Chicago

Medical School. He trained

in thoracic, cardiovascular

and laparoscopic surgery at

tion. “From the beginning,”

Landoll says, “we had the idea

we wanted to design and manufacture

things of our own.” And

did they ever. If a job involves

more muscle than one man can

apply, Landoll probably makes

the machine that can handle it.

His company designs and manufactures

products for agriculture,

transportation, material

handling, original equipment

manufacture and military applications.

He built his company by recognizing

the need to diversify;

seasonal applications of its initial

farm implements couldn’t

sustain revenues year-round.

Landoll moved into trailer

design, towing equipment, airplane

deicers, wreckers, forklifts

and more over the next two

decades. In 1998, Ernst &

Young recognized his achievements

by presenting him the

state’s Master Entrepreneur of

The Year Award, and the company

was the Governor’s

Exporter of the Year in 2001.

score. Cole Maddox took the

ball up the middle for 2-extra

points. Score Valley Heights 8 -

Republic County 6.

At the start of the Third

Quarter Valley Heights could

not move the ball. On forth

down Valley Heights had the

snap go over the head of the

punter. He was only able to

pick the ball up before getting

hit. Republic County was able

to move the ball from the VH

25 yard line and Kalen

Cromwell scored on a one yard

plunge. Valley Heights again

held on the extra point. Score

Valley Heights 8 - Republic

County 12.

And then the rains came

about half way through the

quarter and the game was put

on hold for the next hour.

After the time in the locker

room it was a different game

for Valley Heights.

Heights Sophomore

Quarterback Derek Trimble

was knocked out of the game.

What to do? Coach Tony

Trimble went to his second

string quarterback Freshman

Gage Woodyard. Woodyard

Dr. Fernado Ugarte

the University of Chicago.

He performed his residency

at General Surgery Upstate

Medical Center in Syracuse,

NY, and General Surgery

University of Chicago in

Chicago, IL.

started the game at Wide


Valley Heights started the

Forth Quarter scoring with a

Cole Maddox 58 yard run up

the middle. Extra point was no

good. Score Valley Heights 14 -

Republic County 12.

Republic County came back

with a 65 yard pass from Kalen

Cromwell to Kyle Strutt. Again

the extra point was no good.

Score Valley Heights 14 -

Republic County 18.

Coach Trimble said he liked

the way his players fought back

all evening. He was proud of

his players.

Down by 4 point late, the

Freshman took over. Woodyard

handed the ball off to Maddox

and MarE Whitson several time

and were moving the ball on the

ground. Trimble said I don’t

think they were thinking about

us passing with a Freshmen

Quarterback. But, that's what

Valley Height did. Woodyard

hit Freshman Elijah Smith on a

play action pass for 28 yards.

With 22 seconds to go in the

game Woodyard took the ball

over center for a 1 yard touch-

Don Landoll

Dr. Ugarte is a member

of the American Society

of Abdominal Surgery,

Society of Abdominal

Surgery, Society of


Surgeons, International

College of Surgeons, and

founding member of the

University of Chicago

Surgical Society. He has

been a member of the

Society for Surgery of the

Alimentary Tract since

1998. Dr. Ugarte and his

wife, Nina, live in


The Society for Surgery

of the Alimentary Tract

was incorporated on

March 30, 1960, and was

initially named the

Association for Colon

Surgery. The Society was

established as a forum for

exchange of knowledge

among alimentary tract

surgeons. The Society

currently has over 2,900


Dr. Ugarte will attend

the Health Care Quality

and Outcomes Committee

meeting in

October 2011 during

the American College of

Surgeons 97th Annual

Clinical Congress in San

Francisco, CA.

BR Council

To Hold Meeting

Wednesday nights Blue

Rapids City Council was

recessed until Thursday,

September 22nd at 7:00.

The meeting was recessed

because three members were

out of town.

Here is the agenda for the




Blue Rapids, Kansas

September 14, 2011 7:00

p.m. - Moved to Thursday,

September 22.

1. Roll Call

2. Reading and Approval of

Minutes of Last Regular


3. Petitions, Requests,

Complaints, Etc.

4. Police Report, Municipal

Court Report

5. Presentation of

Ordinances and/or Resolutions

6. Pay ordinance 2228

7. Ordinance 2227 establishing

a capital improvement fund

for swimming pool purposes.

(Editor’s note: The Blue

Rapids Swimming Pool

Committee wants to collect

money for a new swimming

pool and put it into a City bank


Old Business

1. Review repairs needed to

inside of police building

2. Dump truck update

Are you turning 65 in the

next six months to a year? Are

you on Social Security

Disability ad have just become

eligible for Medicare? Do you

assist your parents with medical

issues? Does the word

Medicare send a shiver down

your spine? Are you confused

about your options and what to

expect once your insurance

changes? If you answered

“yes†to any of these

questions, then the Medicare

Basics workshop is for you.

New Business

1. Set policy on water turnoff

day (Editor’s note: The

council will look at the policy

that turns off water meters on

Friday because families then

have to go all weekend without

water in the house.)

2. Set policy on payment

extensions (Editor’s Note: This

is to see if the Council wants to

limit the number of extensions

in one year.)

3. Renew easement within

government-owned land at

Tuttle Creek Lake

4. Consider whether or not to

stay in class action lawsuit for

municipal derivatives

5. Reimburse lifeguards for

CPR & lifeguard training?

6. Cleaning up property at

201 and 203 Main. Too much

junk in the weeds

7. Pool funds – Joe O’Toole

8. Georgena Lindquist -


9. Consider increasing cemetery


10. Consider raising bulk

water rate

11. State’s requirement to

install new meters on all three


12. East Ave. block party

13. Fall cleanup? (Editor’s

Note: This is to see if the

Council wants to hold a Fall


Medicare Meeting

The Valley Heights recycling

day is Saturday, September 17

th from 9:30 am to 11:00 am.

The collection trailer will be in

Waterville south of the city

shop building.

All typical recycled items

will be collected including

paper, cardboard, cans, junk

mail, glass etc. Plastics are limited

to numbers one (1) and two

(2). Please rinse food containers

to reduce odors. Pre-sorting

material allows the line to

move smoothly for everyone.

The Valley Heights

This class will be held on

Wednesday, October 12, 6:30-

8:30 P.M. at the Marshall Co.

Courthouse Meeting Room,

Marysville. Susie Latta,

Marshall County Extension

Agent, will be presenting this


This free class will help you

gain the knowledge you need to

make informed decisions.

For more information or to

sign up for this class, contact

Susie Latta at slatta@ksu.edu

or call 785-562-3531.

Recycling Saturday

Valley Heights Call On Freshmen For Win

down. Whitson added the extra

points and Valley Heights won

the game 22 to 18.

On the last touchdown, four

Valley Heights Freshman were

in the game. Woodyard, Smith,

Running Back Kolt Cooper and

Wide Receiver Payton Manley.

It isn’t every day!

Cole Maddox had 122 yard

rushing on 22 attempts. MarE

Witson had 97 yards on 20

attemps.Derek Trimble ran 11

times for 22 yards. Gage

Woodyard ran 3 times for 1

yard. Elijah Smith was charged

with a 14 yard loss missed

punt. Valley Hights had a total

of 227 yards rushing to

Republic County had 133.

Derek Trimble hit 2 passed

for 45 yards on 5 attempts and

Gage Woodyard had one pass

for 28 yards. A total of 73 yards

as a team.

Receiving yards went to

Gage Woodyard 44 yards on 2

attemps and Elijah Smith 28

yards on 1 attempt. Republic

County had a total of 108 yards

on 7 attempts.

Recycling Program collects

unwanted, out-dated, left over

or unusable prescription medications

to be destroyed according

to KDHE guidelines. This

prevents medications from

becoming a contaminant in soil

or water.

We thank all our community

volunteers for their dedication

to this effort benefiting the

Valley Heights community.

For more information call Phil

Osborne at 363-7949 or

Sammy Parker at 363-2333.

Sophomore Running Back Cole Maddox had 122 yards

on 22 attempts.

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John P. Smith

John P. Smith, 96, of

Marysville, Kansas, died

Thursday, September 8, 2011 at

his home.

Visitation was Monday,

September 12, from 10:00 a.m.

until 5:00 p.m. at Kinsley


A rosary service was held at

Janet E. Mick

Janet E. Mick, 65, of

Marysville, Kansas, died

Saturday, September 10, 2011

at her home, surrounded by

family and friends.

Visitation was Tuesday from

10 a.m. until 9 p.m. at Kinsley

Maxine Von Lehe

Maxine Von Lehe, 90, died

September 6, 2011 at the Blue

Valley Nursing Home in Blue


A graveside funeral service

was held at 10:00 a.m.,

Tuesday, September 13, in the

Washington City Cemetery.

Pastor Randy Jellison-Knock

7:00 p.m., Monday, at St.

Gregory’s Catholic Church in


Mass of Christian Burial was

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

Sept. 13 at St. Gregory’s

Catholic Church.

Burial in the church cemetery.

John was born April 29,

1915 in Marysville, Kansas, the

son of William and Helena

(Ring) Smith.

He was a WWII veteran having

proudly served as 1st

Sargent in the 24th Division of

the 19th Infantry of the U.S.

Army in the South Pacific during

which time he was awarded

two Purple Hearts and the

Bronze Star.

After being honorably discharged

in 1946, he was united

Mortuary in Marysville. The

family will receive friends

from 6 to 8 p.m.

A funeral service was held at

10 a.m., Wednesday,

September 14 at the United

Methodist Church in


Rev. Dale Lewis officiated,

singers; Julie and Alyssa

Packett song; You Raise Me

Up pallbearers; Steven

Kieffer, Spencer Sutton,

Ronnie Schroller, Mike Young,

Robert Eck, Dave Vorseth,

Rick Schroller, and Mark


Burial was in the Oketo


Janet was born on April 6,

1948 at Marysville, the daugh-


Maxine was born March 22,

1921 in Fort Dodge, Iowa to

Julius and Sophie (Jorgenson)

Powers. She was the youngest

in the family. She graduated

from Washington High School

in 1940.

Maxine married Walt

VonLehe in 1961 or 62. They

had no children.

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A Div. of Blue Valley Insurance Agencies, Inc.

in marriage to Frances Russell

on December 21, 1946 in

Detroit, Michigan. They raised

their family in Clawson,

Michigan. John spent 38 years

as a member of Operating

Engineers Local 324 in

Michigan as a master mechanic.

Upon retiring in 1976, he

and his family moved back to


John was a life-long member

of the American Legion, VFW,

DAV and Knights of

Columbus. He was also a member

of St. Gregory’s Catholic


Family and church were very

important to him. Two of his

favoirite past-times were playing

cards (especially pinochle)

with family and friends, and

being outdoors fishing and

ter of Joseph and Juanita

(Butler) Barker. She graduated

from Barnston High School in

1964. She married Richard

"Sonny" Mick, Jr. in 1968.

Janet was a homemaker. She

loved all children! She took

countless children into her

home during her life. Janet

opened her door to children

who needed someone to care

for them, beginning at the age

of 16, continuing throughout

her life, by babysitting and

being a foster parent.

Her love for children continued

to grow as each of her six

grandchildren came along and

when she heard there will be

another one born in December.

Janet was also known for her

Maxine was a member of the

Methodist church. In her early

twenties she was a telephone

operator at the phone company

in Washington, in the building

that used to be next door to

Dusin’s. After that, she cared

for her invalid mother.

Surviving her are nieces

Sharon Newbury and Mary

Lynn Rettig.

Kenneth L. Sells, Agent


He was preceded in death by

his parents; son-in-law, John

Behr; and grand-daughter, Allie


Survivors include his wife of

64 years; three daughters, Pat

Behr and Karen (Jay) Blair, all

of Michigan, and Sue Smith,

Manhattan, KS; son, John

Smith, Jr., Marysville; sister,

Kate Boyda; brother, Francis

Smith, Marysville; and three

grand-daughters, Heather Behr,

Katie and Krysti Blair.

The family wishes to thank

Meadowlark Hospice for their

excellent care during John’s

extended illness.

A memorial fund has been

established. Contributions may

be sent in John’s name to

Kinsley Mortuary.

love of finding great deals. She

waited for the opening of yard

sale season with anticipation.

She could also walk into any

store and find something on

clearance for everyone but

never for herself.

Survivors include her husband,

Richard "Sonny" Mick,

Jr. Marysville,, two sons,

Richie (Shannon) Mick, Oketo,

Ryan (Jessica) Mick, Oketo,

two daughters, Anita Mick,

Oketo, Shastel (Nicholas)

O'Hara, Hoyt, seven grandchildren,

two sisters, Joyce

Schroller, Oketo, Jody Barker,

Marysville, and one brother,

Kevin Height, Greenleaf. She

was preceded in death by her


She was preceded in death

by her parents; husband Walt;

and 6 brothers - Charles, Earl,

Bill, Lyle, Sam, and George.

A memorial fund has been

established to the Blue Valley

Nursing Home, Blue Rapids.

Contributions may be sent in

care of the funeral home.

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Mel & Liz Bartz Celebrate 50th Anniversary

Mel & Liz Bartz celebrated

their 50th wedding anniversary

on June 23, 2011 in Hesperia,

Hi Ice Agers,

I'm writing to update you on

the Ice Age project in Blue

Rapids, Kansas. It is an outdoor

monument installed in

Fountain Park in the center of


By Gene Meyer


TOPEKA — Fixing Kansas'

underfunded state pension system

will take far more money

than previously thought, members

of a panel formed to recommend

those changes are


Tougher accounting rules

expected next year will force

CA. It was a casual, come-byand-visit

occasion, hosted by

Don and Edie Bartz and Dan

Liz and Mel Bartz

Construction is well underway

and slated to finish in mid-

October. Stop by and experience

it when you can (blue and

white up-lights make for a dramatic

night-time scene too).

Previous plans were to have

Kansas Pension Gap May More Than Double

the Kansas Public Employees

Retirement System, or KPERS,

to raise its current $8.3 billion

projected shortfall in meeting

long-term pension obligations

over the next 30 years, David

Draine, a senior researcher at

the Pew Center on the States, a

Washington, D.C., public policy

think tank, told the panel at

its first full day of information



By Kathy Harris

You started your day by feeding the birds.

You ended each day with "Amen" the last word.

We miss your laugh and talking on the phone.

You worried about us though you were alone.

We think of you often and wanted to say:

The 18th belongs to you Mom- "Happy Birthday."

Love and Miss You Always,

Linda, Kathy and Arlen, Sondra and Mark

and families

and Daphne Bartz, their sons

and daughters-in-law. Mel &

Liz have seven grandchildren:

gathering last week.

The shortfall won't affect the

pensions that 73,000 retired

teachers and state and local

government workers receive

now or promises made to an

estimated 161,000 workers on

the job now, KPERS officials

and outside observers generally

agree. But closing a gap that is

approximately two and a half

times the state's current annual

tax revenue could make a big

difference in what future

employees receive.

New legislation that Kansas

lawmakers passed requiring

both taxpayers and government

workers to make larger contributions

to the plan will help

pare some of that deficit, said

state Sen. Jeff King, R-

Independence, who co-chairs

the 13-member KPERS Study

Commission that must recommend

a permanent fix to legislators

in January.

That legislation at best may

cover only about half the projected

possible $20 billion

newly calculated shortfall,

King said Wednesday.

Commission members don't

yet know what the full shortfall

will be when the new accounting

rules are applied, he said,

"but trust me, we are going to

be very mindful of all the different

calculations going forward."

New accounting rules proposed

by the independent

Terra, Rebecca, Lela, Claire,

Hayden, Jared and Zachary.

They have one great grandson,

Blake. They were married at

the Church of the Mazarene in

Midway City, California.

Mel is a graduate of

Huntington Beach, CA HS and

California State University in

Long Beach. He taught in public

and parochial schools, serving

as Principal for several

years, Liz graduated from

Fullerton HS and Fullerton

Junior College. She served as

Secretary and Records

Manager at a State Water

Agency and retired and 1997.

They moved to Kansas in 1997

and became proud Kansans.

They enjoy participating in

local events.

CMH To Be Clinical Site for

Cloud County Community College

Marysville, KS –

Community Memorial

Healthcare (CMH) recently

signed an agreement to serve as

a clinical training site for nursing

students at Cloud County

Community College,

Concordia, KS. Clinical experiences

prepare students for nursing

practice in diverse settings.

As a clinical site for registered

nurses, CMH will provide

six weeks of training for each

session—one day per week—

utilizing nine nurse trainees

Ice Age Project Plans Opening Celebration

• To find a location to have

your seat checked go to


• Select a car seat based on

your child’s age and size,

choose a seat that fits in your

vehicle, and use it every time.

along with a clinical nurse

instructor. Cloud County students

will observe and assist

CMH nursing staff in the delivery

of patient care services.

Two training sessions are

planned: the first six-week session

begins Tuesday,

September 13th; and the second

session begins Tuesday,

November 1st.

The Nursing Program at

Cloud County Community

College is approved by the

State Board of Nursing and is

• Always refer to your specific

car seat manufacturer’s

instructions; read and follow

the vehicle owner’s manual on

how to install the car seat using

the seat belt or LATCH system;

and check height and weight

The Blue Rapids

Fire Department

Appologizes for the cancellation of the Spaghetti

Supper that was to be held on Saturday

September 10th. There were scheduling conflicts

that prevented this event.

The Spaghetti Supper has been rescheduled for

Saturday October 8th at the Blue Rapids

Community Center from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.

accredited by the National

League for Nursing

Accrediting Commission. This

program is for individuals who

are currently Licensed Practical

Nurses whose career goal is

registered nursing.

“We’re pleased to be a clinical

partner with Cloud County

Community College in this collaborative

effort,” said Ashley

Hermesch, Director of Nursing

at CMH. “Our new state-ofthe-art

hospital offers valuable

on-site training for nursing stu-

an opening celebration in late

October 2011; they have

changed because of scheduling

conflicts of some attendees.

We are now planning an

opening celebration late next

May (2012), you're invited and

we will keep you posted as to


Contact me should you have

questions or comments.


Hope you're well and good.

George Callison

KDOT Reminds Parents and Caregivers


• To maximize safety, keep

your child in the car seat for as

long as possible, as long as the

child fits within the manufacturer’s

height and weight


dents, and can attract those

same students back to our facility

for future employment

opportunities. We believe this

partnership with Cloud County

Community College will serve

our hospital and our community


For more information about

on-site training opportunities,

please contact Ashley

Hermesch, DON, at 785-


• Keep your children in the

back seat until they are at least


• Always set the example by

buckling yourself.

Governmental Accounting

Standards Board essentially

require government agencies to

presume for planning purposes

that the state can only count on

existing assets and future contributions

to generate the longterm

8 percent annual investment

returns that KPERS and

many other state pensions now

plan on to set investment targets.

Pensions in real life often

vary from those presumed

returns in the short run.

KPERS' $13 billion investment

portfolio, for instance, earned a

13 percent return in calendar

2010 and, as of mid-July, at

least, was on track to earning

22 percent in 2011, its actuaries,

Cavanaugh Macdonald

Consulting LLC, reported. But

the system also lost 22 percent

when financial markets crashed

in 2008, which requires a 43

percent gain to recoup losses.

Overall, the debate over rate

of return assumptions remains

a contested issue, and while

Pew has taken no position on

what assumptions states should

use, Draine said using the

Treasury rate would push

Kansas' projected $8.3 billion

shortfall "all the way to $20.2


Moving Sale

900 Main

Blue Rapids, KS

Rain or Shine

Fri. Sept 16, Sat. Sept 17,

Sun. Sept 18 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

New Phone

Number for

Marge Schuh is:


51st Annual Bigelow Reunion will be

held in Old Bigelow at the Marker on

Sept. 24th starting at 5:00 p.m:

Soup and Hot Dog Supper

Sept. 25th starting at 12:00 noon:

Potluck Dinner

The public is cordially invited to attend.

For questions, please call Jerry at:

785-337-2765 or 402-418-1798

House For Sale

2 Bedroom, 1 1/2 Bath

Stove, Dining Room, Living Room

Steel Siding

900 Main St, Blue Rapids, KS





AUCTION LOCATION: Blue Rapids Community Center



Cropland • Pasture & CRP • 7 Tracts

TRACT # 1: N 1/2 NE 1/4 13-4-7 Marshall Co. KS. 80 acres M/L;

77.3 taxable acres with 40.5 acres CRP @ $57.90/ac. ending 9-

30-2013, and approximately 38 acres mostly native grass.

TRACT # 2: SE 1/4 & E 1/2 SW 1/4 12-4-7 Marshall Co. KS. 240

acres M/L; 235.6 taxable acres with 196.78 acres CRP

@$57.90/ac. ending 9-30-2013. Approximately 31.5 acres are

hay ground with some hunting ground and 8.66 acres of waterways.

(Tracts 1 & 2 combined DCP cropland-246.8 acres;

Effective DCP crop acres-9.5)

TRACT # 3: S 1/2 SE 1/4 11-4-7 Marshall Co. KS. 80 acres M/L

with 67.85 acres CRP @ $52.81/ac. ending 9-30-2014. Approximately

9 acres are waterways and draws.

TRACT # 4: S 1/2 SW 1/4 lying North of Tumbleweed Rd. 11-4-7

Marshall Co. KS. FSA map shows 72.82 acres of which 28.54

acres are CRP@ $52.81/ac. ending 9-30-2014. Approximately

42 acres pasture and 2 acres waterways.

TRACT # 5: NW 1/4, less approximately one acre home site in

northwest corner, 14-4-7 and that part of S 1/2 SW 1/4 11-4-7

lying South of Tumbleweed Rd. and that part of the NE 1/4 15-

4-7 lying east of 11th Rd. FSA map shows 179.15 acres of which

34.64 are CRP @$52.81/ac ending 9-30-2014. The remainder is

pasture and hunting ground.

TRACT # 6: NE 1/4 15-4-7 lying west of 11th Rd. & less approx 3.5

ac tract in NE corner Marshall Co. KS. FSA map shows 122.67

acres with 41.61 acres CRP @$52.81/ac ending 9-30-2014.

28.17 acres mostly bottomland cropland presently being farmed;

the remainder is wooded hunting land.

(Tracts 3, 4, 5 & 6 combined DCP cropland acres-225.7;

Effective DCP cropland acres-37.2)

TRACT # 7: SE 1/4 NE 1/4 & E 1/2 SE 1/4 & SW 1/4 SE 1/4 less

approx. 5 ac. home site, 10-4-7. 157.6 taxable acres less the

home site acres of approximately 5 acres. 12.3 acres filter strip

CRP @$90.00/ac ending 9-30-2020. 66.74 acres CRP @$56.05

ending 9-30-2013. 20.52 acres cropland being farmed, the remainder

of approximately 53 acres is hunting ground. DCP cropland

acres-99.5. Effective DCP cropland acres-20.5.

Tracts 1, 2 & 3 will be sold separately and not tied together.

Tracts 4, 5, 6, & 7 will be sold in a multi-parcel system (offered

separately and in combination). Home sites are not

part of this auction. Something for every kind of buyer, Call

auctioneer for help inspecting or questions.

TERMS & CONDITIONS: Buyer agrees to assume and transfer

CRP contracts into their names; DCP cropland and Base acres

will be split according to percentage of cropland acres on respective

tracts. 10% down day of auction; Balance due on closing;

Closing will be on or before October14, 2011; At the Sellers

option, either Abstract of Title or Owners Title insurance will be

used. Escrow and owners title insurance will be split 50/50. Possession

on closing subject to present tenants rights; Seller retains

all income for 2011 and pays all 2011 taxes. Tract numbers

are for identification only; they are not necessarily the sale order.

No Survey will be provided by sellers.

NOTE: Joe Horigan Realty & Auction Co. is acting as an agent

for the Sellers and not as an agent for the buyer. Property is selling

in its present existing condition. Make all inspections and inquiries

before auction. Sale is not contingent upon buyer financing.

Information obtained from sources deemed reliable but not

guaranteed. Announcements made day of sale take precedence.

Not responsible for accidents.



785-292-4591, cell 785-250-5148


NEWS EWS Blue Rapids Free Press - Thursday, September 15, 2011

First Annual First Responder's Breakfast

In commemoration of the

10th Anniversary of 9/11,

RSVP of Northeast Kansas

Marysville Volunteer Firemen Dennis Rockwell and Doug Otto, Marysville; RSVP

Volunteer Frances Harlan; Firemen Charlie Oehm, Dave Richardson and Dave

Bruna, all of Marysville enjoy some time together at the First Annual First

Responder’s Breakfast hosted by RSVP. (Photo courtesy of RSVP)

Lawns In Shade

By Michael Vogt

Marshall County Extension


I am often asked, “What’s

the best shade grass for

Kansas?” The answer is simple

but requires explanation.

Tall fescue is the best shade

grass for Kansas. That does not

mean that tall fescue is a super

shade grass. True fine leaf fescues

such as sheep’s fescue,

hard fescue, and creeping red

fescue are actually better adapted

to shade than tall fescue, but

they have difficulty surviving

Kansas summers.

It might be better to say that

tall fescue is the best shade

grass adapted to Kansas conditions.

But large trees that produce

deep shade will not allow

tall fescue to survive over the

long term. I say “over the long

term” because fall-planted

cool-season grasses will often

do well under shade trees

through the fall and spring

when there is less leaf cover

and growing conditions are better

(cooler and moister) than in

the summer. I often see people

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plant tall fescue in the shade

each fall and then wonder what

happens the following summer.

The answer is stress from multiple

fronts. Sunlight that passes

through the leaves of trees

has had most of the “good”

light that drives photosynthesis

stripped out. The grass struggles

to make the food it needs

for survival and growth. When

this poor diet is combined with

the additional stresses of

drought and heat, tall fescue is

unable to survive.

For those who insist on continuing

to try to grow grass in

shade, go with a much lighter

seeding rate. Where we usually

recommend 6 to 8 lbs of fescue

seed per 1,000 sq ft, shady

areas should be planted to1/2

that rate, 3 to 4 labs per 1,000

sq ft. The decreased light levels

will not support a thick, plush

lawn. Tall Fescue planted at

this ½ rate will survive longer.

Think about it, it is only logical

that less light will not support

more plants. The turf will be

thinner, but it will be much

healthier at the lighter seeding

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rate. But this will work only if

the shade is not too deep.

So what should you do if you

have too much shade for your

turf? You have four choices.

Reduce the shade by pruning

up the lower branches of your

trees so more early and late sun

reaches the turf. This is not

practical with many trees

because it can destroy the

desired shape. A second option

is to plant a groundcover that is

well adapted to shady sites

such as periwinkle or English

ivy. Other plant possibilities

include the Astilbe, ajuga,

bergenia, bishop’s weed, bleeding

heart, coral bells, hardy

fern, hellebore, hosta, lily of

the valley, liriope, and/or primrose.

These are but a few of the

shade tolerant plants that you

could plant. Another solution

would be to mulch the area

under the tree.

If you have any questions

about growing grass in shade,

please do not hesitate to contact

me at (785) 562-3531, or Email

me at mvogt@ksu.edu.

VHHS Yearbooks on Sale

By VHHS Journalism

Technology comes and goes,

but the old-fashioned yearbook

is here to stay. reserve your

copy of the 2011-12 yearbook

by Sept. 5th at the discounted

price of $35. After Sept. 5th

the price will increase. You can

now order online at jostensyearbooks.com

or bring payment

to Mrs. Lauer at Valley

Heights Jr/Sr High School.

Did you forget to order a

copy of the 2010-11 yearbook?

Well, don’t worry there are several

extra copies to be had. Visit

with Mrs. Lauer to purchase a

copy of last year’s yearbook for


sponsored the First Annual

First Responder's Breakfasts in

Washington and Marshall

Counties on September 8 and 9.

Thirty-seven RSVP volunteers

helped by baking breakfast

casseroles or cinnamon rolls,

donating cash or serving or

cleaning up after the event. All

37 gave a total of 192.25 hours.

A combined total of $1,458 was

donated by RSVP volunteers,

Landoll Corporation and

Washington County Lion’s

Club. Kier's Thriftway,

Washington; Citizens National

Bank of Greenleaf and Country

Place Senior Living,

Marysville donated orange

juice and bottled water.

Eighteen First Responders

attended from Washington

County and thirty-one attended

from Marshall County; a fairly

good turnout for the first year

of this event.

RSVP is planning to make

this an annual event, changing

the location of the breakfast in

each county each year.

Classes Offered for Chronic Disease Management

Kansans in Wamego,

Manhattan and the surrounding

areas with arthritis, asthma,

diabetes and other chronic diseases

can attend a free six-week

series of workshops on selfmanagement

of their conditions.

Classes begin Sept. 22 from

1:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the

Wamego Senior Center, 501

Ash St., and continue every

Thursday through Oct. 27.

There is no cost to attend, and

class materials will be provided.

Call the NC-FH AAA at

785-776-9294 by September 19

to reserve a spot.

Sponsored by the North

Central-Flint Hills Area

Agency on Aging (NC-FH

AAA), the Kansans Optimizing

Health Program (KOHP) is part

of a nationally-recognized

Chronic Disease Self-

Management program that

helps people with chronic conditions

come together, learn

and practice new skills for

managing their conditions.

“People who attend KOHP

workshops tell us how much

these upbeat classes help them.

They make new friends with

other Kansans facing similar

health challenges,” said Julie

Govert Walter, NC-FH AAA

Executive Director. “Together

with trained experts, they learn

practical and proven techniques

to better manage their conditions

and improve their lives.”

Leaders Deb Kiker and

Rosemary Helm with the

Wamego Community Health

Ministry will guide participants

through the highly interactive


For more information or to

register, call the NC-FH AAA

toll-free at 800-432-2703 or


The North Central-Flint

Hills Agency on Aging, Inc. is a

private, non-profit organization

that plans, coordinates and

sponsors services in 18 north

central Kansas counties to

enhance the quality and dignity

of life for older Kansans and

their families. The Area Agency

on Aging programs and services

are partially funded by the

Older Americans Act through

the Kansas Department on

Aging and voluntary participant

contributions. The Area

Agency on Aging works in partnership

with local and county

governments and senior citizens.

All services are available

without regard to race, color,

national origin, sex, age or



Odell, Ne - 402-766-8805

Fri Sept 16 Night Buffet: BBQ Ribs and Meatballs

Sun Sept 18 Noon Buffet: Fried Chicken and Pork Roast

Signature Prime Rib available every Friday and Saturday night.

Tuesday $0.75 Tacos and $0.99 Kids Night

Wednesday $0.50 Wings and $0.99 Pie Night

Thursday $6.95 Spaghetti Dinner

Catering & Party Room Available!

Prairie Valley

Veterinary Clinic

Don Musil, DVM

Nicole Porter, DVM

821 Hwy 9

Phone: 785.363.7903 Blue Rapids, Ks 66411

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

Boarding and Grooming Services Available



Donald Prell Realty & Auction

1488 Frontier Rd. • Marysville, Ks 66508

785-799-3787 • Cell - 785-562-6787


Trains, Planes and Automobile Show

September 17th from 9 am to 4 pm

Waterville, KS


Rail rides, ticket office in the caboose

Model train display - Waterville Community Center


Airplane fly-in 10 to noon - 1/2 mile East of Waterville

Model airplane demonstration - 1/2 mile East of


Car Show:

Free car show, public exhibit of any wheeled vehicle

Free refreshments for car owners


Molly Walter Ryan singing hits by Patsy Cline

Accompanied by 3rd Rock of Marysville

4 pm in the Waterville Opers House


Pancake breakfast 8 to 11 am

Twin Valley Thrift Stores



Drop off your items at any one of these

divisions of Twin Valley Developmental

Services nearest to you

The Wearhouse

107 Commercial

Waterville, KS

(785) 363-2490

Next 2 New

507 Williams

Beattie, KS

(785) 353-2347

Wildcat Thrift

107 W. North

Hanover, KS

(785) 337-2629

News Blue Rapids Free Press - Thursday, September 15, 2011 5A

There’s No Place L ike H om e

Chapter 4

The Great


Last Chapter: Jack and Mollie are surprised

to find themselves transformed into Indians in

a Kansa village during the 1620s. Finding 3-

D looking glasses in leather cases, they put

them on and are immediately sent back to

2011 as themselves, and, off to their right,

sets the time machine. Taking the glasses off

puts them back in the Indian village as

Indians, with the time machine nowhere in


They stood on an empty road that looked

like it stretched on forever. Overhead, the sun

was a pale ghost in a hazy sky and small

whirlwinds of dust skittered across the road

and out into barren


“I don’t know

where we are, but it’s

not home,” Mollie


“I don’t know

either.” Jack raised a

ragged shirtsleeve and

wiped sweat from his

forehead. “But I know

it’s hot and we’re not

Indians anymore.”

“And you’re right

in style.” Mollie

pointed at his jeans

ragged and full of

holes. “The older kids

buy them new that

way, but no one would

buy this dress.” She

looked down at her

knee-length faded blue

print, patched in several places, and back

again at Jack. “Looks like we’re poor.”

“Not much different than home,” Jack

said. “But that’ll change when we get back.”

Suddenly they remembered the glasses

and both checked their pockets. They were


Now a shadow fell across them and they

looked to see a cloud cover the sun and a dark

mass rising up on the horizon. Jack felt his

heart leap with fear as Mollie cried, “It’s a


A gush of wind whipped around them,

showering them with dust and sandy grit.

“Just in case, we’d better lie down in that

By Eunice Boeve

Illustrated by Michelle Meade

ditch,” Jack said. “I’ve heard you’re supposed

to do that if a tornado catches you out in the


A horn blared just as they started for the

ditch. They swung around, squinting through

the blowing dust, to see an old black truck pull

up and stop beside them. The door opened and

a woman jumped out. “Get in!” she yelled.

“There’s a dust storm coming!”

They filled the front seat of the truck.

“Like sardines in a can,” the man said

and then fell silent as the storm battered the

truck, shaking and rocking it as dirt and dust

sifted into the cab, making them cough.

Outside, daylight vanished into darkness and

soon all they could see of each other were hazy


Later, Jack told Mollie, he was sure the

time machine had malfunctioned and they

were going to suffocate in that truck along with

those strangers, and never see home again.

“We’re lucky it only lasted a few hours,”

the man said when the storm finally passed.

“They can last for days.”

As they stepped out of the truck, the twins

stepped in dirt piled up to the running board.

When the couple introduced themselves

as Jim and Mary Clayberg, the twins gave their

real names and explained that they were

headed for Liberal where they had relatives

who would take them in. “Cousins,” Mollie


They were amazed that they were given

the words that in their regular life would be

lies. “But these words are for this time and this

place,” Mollie said when they talked about it

later. “So they’re not really lies.”

The Claybergs told the twins they had left

their farm just south of Great Bend.

“Our crops were smothered in dust,” Mrs.

Clayberg said. “The government men came

and took the cattle that could be saved to feed

the hungry. The others they shot and buried

where they fell.”

“I’ve got bad lungs,” Mr. Clayberg said,

“So we’re heading to California. We’ve heard

there is work there picking field crops.”

“Mr. Clayberg can’t take the dust,” his

wife said. “He can get dust pneumonia and

folks can die from that.”

Because they had seen a film at school

about the Great Depression of the 1930s when

thousands were hungry and homeless and dust

storms plagued the Midwest, the twins knew

they were in that time period, even if they

didn’t know the year.

The dust storm had blown dirt and dust

across the road in drifts like snow. Mr.

Clayberg had to shovel some of it away before

the truck could plow through and they could

go on.

Jack shuddered when he saw the ditch he

and Mollie thought would protect them. It was

filled level with dirt and dust.

When Jack told him what they’d planned

to do, Mr. Clayberg said, “You’d have died in

that barrow pit. Covered over and


“Now, Jim.” Mrs. Clayberg put her arm

around Mollie. “No need to scare the


The cab of the truck was a tight fit, so

Jack rode in the truck bed high atop the

Claybergs’ belongings. But even without

Jack, Mollie had to keep her legs over against

Mrs. Clayberg’s so Mr. Clayberg could work

the gearshift sticking up out of the


The hot air, blowing through the open

windows, made Mollie vow never again to

take their air-conditioning for granted.

Although in their efforts to save money for the

time machine, their parents had quit using

their air-conditioner even on the hottest days.

She smiled, imagining their faces when she

and Jack returned and they realized the time

machine worked and their money worries

were over.

They camped at dusk on the open Kansas

prairie, the locusts setting up a constant din

and a few fireflies flitting about. The

Claybergs shared a meal with Jack and Mollie

of canned beans and tomatoes heated over an

open fire.

A little later, a family with six children

pulled up a few feet away in a battered old

truck. When no effort was made to build a

cooking fire, Mrs. Clayberg said, “They’re out

of food, Jim.”

Jim Clayberg smiled. “All right, Mary,

we’ll take some over. It probably won’t hurt

us to miss a meal or two, anyway.”

When the Claybergs came back, Mrs.

Clayberg said, “We think we have it bad, until

we see starving children.”

Mrs. Clayberg gave the twins a couple of

blankets from the truck to sleep on. “We

should be in Liberal by late morning,” she said


The twins had not yet found their glasses,

but when they spread out the blankets, Jack

noticed a white cotton sack and as soon as he

picked it up, he knew the glasses were inside.

Eagerly they put them on, but this time

the glasses changed nothing. Even when they

pulled them off and put them on again, they

were still camping with the Claybergs and the

time machine was nowhere in sight.

All night they dreamed about home. By

the time they reached Liberal, they

were sick with fear. They were sure the time

machine was broken and without their

parents it could not be fixed. As they watched

the Claybergs’ old truck rumble down the

street, headed west, their hearts thumped with


To Be Continued.

This is an original serial story that is written and illustrated by two Kansas women. To learn more about them, go to their websites: www.euniceboeve.net and www.michellemeade.weebly.com

Home Notes

By Susan A. Latta - CEA

Marshall County Extension


If your are a Health Net Part

D beneficiaries you may have

received a letter from them

recently telling you that your

Social security number was

compromised as well as other

personal information. Well it is


Daily we have the potential

of becoming victims of identity

left. We often don’t think how

people can use our personal

information to take advantage

of us. Once we realize that we

have been victimized what

should we do?

Companies or institutions

that keep personal information

about you have an obligation to

safeguard it. Still, from time to

time, the personal information

they hold may be accidentally

disclosed or deliberately stolen.

If your information falls into

the wrong hands, it may be

misused to commit fraud

against you.

If you get a notice that your

personal information may have

been compromised, taking certain

steps quickly can minimize

the potential for the theft of

your identity.

If the stolen information

includes your financial

accounts, close compromised

credit card accounts immediately.

Consult with your financial

institution about whether to

close bank or brokerage

accounts immediately or first

change your passwords and

have the institution monitor for

possible fraud. Place passwords

on any new accounts that you

open. Avoid using your mother's

maiden name, your birth

date, the last four digits of your

Social Security number (SSN)

or your phone number, or a

series of consecutive numbers.

If the stolen information

includes your Social Security

number, call the toll-free fraud

number of any one of the three

nationwide consumer reporting

companies and place an initial

fraud alert on your credit

reports. This alert can help stop

City of Blue Rapids



A public meeting on housing rehabilitation will be

held on Wednesday, September 21st at 7:00 pm in the

Blue Rapids Community Room located in City Hall

at 04 Public Square, Blue Rapids, KS .

The purpose of this meeting is to inform the Blue

Rapids citizens, living in the target area, about the

recently awarded housing rehabilitation grant and

present the Blue Rapids Applicant Housing Plan

which contains the program rules and regulations.

Applications will be available for interested homeowners

at this meeting

Due to the nature of this grant, the “target area”

must receive the rehabilitation funds first. If funding

remains after all eligible houses in the target area

have been rehabilitated the City may seek permission

to enlarge the target area.

The target area for the Blue Rapids 2011 housing

rehabilitation grant is:

•All homes located within an area bounded on the

North by Fifth Street (Hwy 77/9), on the East by

Main Street, on the South by 10th Street and on the

West by Gypsum Street.

Reasonable accommodations will be made available

to persons with disabilities. Requests should be submitted

to the Blue Rapids City Clerk by Tuesday,

September 20th.

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someone from opening new

credit accounts in your name.

Equifax: 1-800-525-6285;

www.equifax.com; P.O. Box

740241, Atlanta, GA 30374-


Experian: 1-888-EXPER-

IAN (397-3742); www.experian.com;

P.O. Box 2002, Allen,

TX 75013

TransUnion: 1-800-680-

7289; www.transunion.com;

Fraud Victim Assistance

Division, P.O. Box 6790,

Fullerton, CA 92834-6790

An initial fraud alert stays on

your credit report for 90 days.

When you place this alert on

your credit report with one

nationwide consumer reporting

company, you'll get information

about ordering one free

credit report from each of the

companies. It's prudent to wait

about a month after your information

was stolen before you

order your report. That's

because suspicious activity

may not show up right away.

Once you get your reports,

review them for suspicious

activity, like inquiries from

companies you didn't contact,

accounts you didn't open, and

debts on your accounts that you

can't explain. Check that information

— like your SSN,

address(es), name or initials,

and employers — is correct.

If the stolen information

includes your driver's license or

other government-issued identification,

contact the agencies

that issued the documents and

follow their procedures to cancel

a document and get a

replacement. Ask the agency to

"flag" your file to keep anyone

else from getting a license or

another identification document

in your name.

Once you've taken these precautions,

watch for signs that

your information is being misused.

For example, you may

not get certain bills or other

mail on time. Follow up with

creditors if your bills don't

arrive on time. A missing bill

could mean an identity thief

has taken over your account

and changed your billing

address to cover his tracks.

Other signs include:

receiving credit cards that

you didn't apply for;

being denied credit, or being

offered less favorable credit

terms, like a high interest rate,

for no apparent reason; and

getting calls or letters from

debt collectors or businesses

about merchandise or services

you didn't buy.

Continue to read your financial

account statements

promptly and carefully, and to

monitor your credit reports

every few months in the first

year of the theft, and once a

year thereafter. For more information

on getting your credit

reports free once a year or buying

additional reports, read

Your Access to Free Credit

Reports at



If your information has been

misused, file a report about

your identity theft with the

police, and file a complaint

with the Federal Trade

Commission at

www.ftc.gov/idtheft. Read

Take Charge: Fighting Back

Against Identity Theft for

detailed information on other

steps to take in the wake of

identity theft.

The FTC works to prevent

fraudulent, deceptive, and

unfair business practices in the

marketplace and to provide

information to help consumers

spot, stop, and avoid them. To

file a complaint or get free

information on consumer

issues, visit ftc.gov or call tollfree,

1-877-FTC-HELP (1-877-

382-4357); TTY: 1-866-653-

4261. Watch a video, How to

File a Complaint, at

ftc.gov/video to learn more.

The FTC enters consumer complaints

into the Consumer

Sentinel Network, a secure

online database and investigative

tool used by hundreds of

civil and criminal law enforcement

agencies in the U.S. and


News Blue Rapids Free Press - Thursday, September 15, 2011

Marshall County Minutes

September 6, 2011

The Board of Marshall

County Commissioners met in

regular session with Charles R.

Loiseau, Chairman; Thomas K.

Holle and Robert S. Connell

member; and Sonya L. Stohs,

County Clerk present.

The meeting was called to

order at 9:00 a.m.

The Board opened the meeting

with the flag salute.

The minutes and agenda

were approved as presented

upon a motion by Robert S.

Connell moved, seconded by

Thomas K. Holle. Unanimous.

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.


Thomas K. Holle moved,

seconded by Robert S. Connell

to approve the Neighborhood

Revitalization application for

Dave Smerchek, Waterville

with the preconstruction pictures

that were provided by the

Dane’s Automotive

Stop in and see us for all your

welding supplies and tires.

All Automotive Repairs.

Your Drop and Lock Hitch Dealer

324 E. Front St., Waterville, Ks


applicant at a rate of 95% the

project value because a portion

of the concrete was poured.


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. Unanimous.

Landoll Corporation,

Marysville, KS for trailer decking

$829.80-Road & Bridge

fund-P.O. # 107409

Mike’s OK Tire, Marysville,

KS for backhoe tires

$1,300.00-Road & Bridge

fund-P.O. # 107408

M & R Auto Parts, Frankfort,

KS for hydraulic valve assembly

$645.52-Road & Bridge

fund-P.O. # 107435

Herrs Machine, Washington,

KS for rebuilt injector pump

$609.82-Road & Bridge fund-

P.O. # 107404

Foley Industries, Wichita,

KS for reseal & hone 2 bucket

cylinders $2,232.48-Road &

Bridge fund-P.O.# 107405




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Vernita Peeks, Marysville

was present to observe the


The Board had discussion on

making 12th Road (Oketo

Road) not open for though

truck traffic with weight limit.

At 10:00 a.m. the Board of

County Commissioners held

the 2012 Budget Hearing.

Vernita Peeks, Marysville,

Robert and Lila Dallas,

Frankfort, and County

Treasurer Linda Weber were

present for the hearing to discuss

the proposed budget.

Robert S. Connell moved, seconded

by Thomas K. Holle to

approve the 2012 Marshall

County budget as presented.


County Sanitarian Gary May

met with the Board to give

them a monthly update.

At 11:00 a.m. the Board of

County Commissioners held a

Public Hearing for the ten year

tax abatement for Shop 70.

Landoll Corporation

Administrative Assistant

Laurie Cudney, Landoll

Corporation Owner/President

Don Landoll and Landoll

Corporation Controller Dan

Caffrey; Marysville City

Administrator Rick Shain;

Marysville Mayor Bill Phillipi;

Robert and Lila Dallas,

Frankfort; Vicki Gross,

Marysville; Economic

Development Director George

McCune and Community

Development Coordinator

Juanita McCune were present

for the hearing to discuss the

ten year tax abatement.

Thomas K. Holle moved, seconded

by Robert S. Connell to

approve Resolution 11-09-06-1

determining the advisability of

allowing tax abatement for the

purpose of constructing and

equipping a manufacturing

facility located in Marshall

County. Unanimous.

Economic Development

Director George McCune and

Community Development

Coordinator Juanita McCune;

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Marysville Mayor Bill Phillipi

met with the Board to discuss

the County helping to partial

fund the Marysville SRS office

that is slated to close

September 16, 2011. Mr.

Phillipi informed the Board

that he needs to come up with

$48,253.98 a year to keep the

office in Marysville open. He

said that Steve Cohorst the

owner of the building is willing

to share the cost with the

County paying $15,084.67, the

City of Marysville paying

$15,084.67, Marshall County

Partnership for Growth paying

$2,000.00 and the Steve

Cohorst paying $16,084.64 for

the years of 2012 and 2013.

There are 11 employees currently

in the Marysville office.

The Board felt that they needed

to do some research before

making a decision and tabled

the issue until next week.

Thomas K. Holle moved,

seconded by Charles R.

Loiseau to approve the following

purchase orders.


Melodee Bruna, Hiawatha,

KS for transcripts of interviews

$1,313.00-General (Co.

Attorney) fund-P.O. # 4020

Voice Products, Inc.,

Wichita, KS for maintenance

agreement for Court Recorder

$1,208.37-General (District

Court) fund-P.O. # 4008

Sheriif Daniel A. Hargrave

met with the Board to recommend

hiring Mark Dewalt,

Blue Rapids as a part-time no

benefits Corrections Officer at

$11.85 an hour effective

September 7, 2011. Thomas K.

Holle moved, seconded by

Robert S. Connell to approve

hiring Mark Dewalt, Blue

Rapids as a part-time no benefits

Corrections Officer at

$11.85 an hour effective

September 7, 2011.


The Board reviewed the

Network Solutions bill and designated

the 4 hours of prepaid


Thomas K. Holle moved,

seconded by Charles R.

Loiseau to approve the vouchers,

as presented, and issue

manual warrant from the

respective funds. Unanimous.

Robert S. Connell moved,

seconded by Charles R.

Loiseau to adjourn the meeting

at 12:26 p.m. Unanimous. The

next scheduled meeting will be

Greg Anderson


Waterville, KS

Trevor Lundberg


Frankfort, KS

Monday, September 12, 2011 starting at 9:00 a.m.

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Blue Rapids Free Press Thursday, September 15, 2011

Page 8a

Bill Snyder’ Legacy Seen In His Coaching Tree

Sports Extra

By Mark Janssen

Under Bill Snyder, Kansas

State found a chapter in his

offensive playbook to have

every possible type of quarterback

win games – Chad May,

to Brian Kavanagh, to Michael

Bishop and Ell Roberson, to

Jonathan Beasley.

And, he found a way to victory

with a coaching staff that

was in constant motion as

Snyder’s personal coaching

tree branched out to where no

fewer than six members of his

staff ended up as head coaches:

Bob Stoops (Oklahoma), Mark

Mangino (Kansas), Phil

Bennett (SMU), Dana Dimel

(Wyoming and Houston), Jim

Leavitt (South Florida) and Del

Miller (Missouri State).

As close friend Jim Colbert

defined Snyder, “He’s Kansas

State’s Knute Rockne, for


Wins From 101-150 (2001-


On players of today knowing

the details of K-State’s “Futility

U” past, coach Bill Snyder

says, “I’m not sure how important

it is for these players to

know all the details, but what is

important is for them to know

the general story of what it took

to reach the success that we

enjoyed in the late-1990s and

into the 2000s.”

Part of that success included

becoming one of two teams in

college football history to win

at least 11 games six times over

a seven-year period from 1997-


K-State limped through the

first half of the 2003 season

losing games to Marshall,

Texas and Oklahoma State for a

4-3 record on Oct. 11.

The Wildcats, however,

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would then go on a seven-game

win streak including a 38-9 win

at Nebraska, the first win on

Nebraska soil since 1968, and a

shocking 35-7 blasting of

Oklahoma’s No. 1 ranked

“Dream Team” for the Big 12

Championship on Dec. 6, 2003,

at Kansas City’s Arrowhead


It was win No. 127, and the

grandest of all, for Snyder, and

the history of the school.

“Kansas State just came out

and out-played us and outcoached

us,” said Stoops.

Only moments after the 11th

win of the 14-game season, in

typical Snyder fashion, he said

while still on the stadium turf,

“Why did we have to have

those three losses?”

K-State won just four games

in 2004 and just five in 2005. It

was on Nov. 12, 2005, that K-

State lost to Nebraska, 27-25.

The next day he stunned

Kansas State officials by saying

he would retire at the end of the


The next day after practice,

Snyder ushered his team and

staff into the locker room to

announce: “After Saturday’s

game (Missouri), I’m going to


Snyder would admit, “That

(Nebraska) game may have

pushed me over the hump to


Later Snyder said, “Did a

light bulb go off signaling it

was time to retire? No. It was

an accumulation of things, but

not one particular thing. Was it

a year or two earlier than I

thought it would be? Maybe,

but I believed it was what was

best for the program.”

It was in 1993 that Snyder

said, “If I have a regret, it

would be that I have five won-

Kansas Wins Late

LAWRENCE, Kan. -Facing

a 4th-and-goal with 14 seconds

remaining in the game, sophomore

quarterback Jordan Webb

completed a six-yard touchdown

pass to junior wide

receiver D.J. Beshears right at

the goal line to give Kansas a

thrilling 45-42 victory over

Northern Illinois in front of

48,084 fans at Memorial

Stadium Saturday night.

With the win, Kansas

improved to 2-0 on the season,

posting victories in back-toback

games for the first time in

the head coach Turner Gill era.

Northern Illinois fell to 1-1 on

the season.

Webb threw for a career-high

281 yards and three touchdowns

in the victory, while

Beshears recorded career highs

in receptions, receiving yards,

touchdowns and kickoff return

yards. Beshears finished the

game with seven catches for 70

yards with two touchdowns

while adding 197 yards on

seven kickoff returns and an

18-yard rush for 285 all-purpose

yards. Beshears not only

completed the game-winning

drive, but he initially set it up

with a 51-yard kickoff return

down the left sideline to begin

the possession at NIU’s 47yard


Kansas erased an early 21-7

deficit by scoring on its final

two possessions of the first half

to tie the game at 21 at the

break. From that point, the contest

became a back-and-forth

affair. Each team scored two

touchdowns in the third quarter,

tying the game at 28 and 35

points each. For the contest,

there were four different ties

and four lead changes.

Kansas then took a 35-28

lead on its next possession with

a long, sustained drive that took

5:45 to complete, covering 72

yards on 14 plays.

Kansas displayed a very balanced

offensive attack throughout

the game with 253 rushing

yards and 281 yards passing.

KU’s 534 yards of offense were

the most in the Turner Gill era.

Webb had a career day, completing

21 of his 30 passes.

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derful children and they’ve all

been neglected by me.”

In his retirement, he spent

time with those kids, plus gave

reference to them with the

renaming of KSU Stadium to

Bill Snyder Family Stadium.

In the 17 seasons under

Snyder, K-State won 136

games; in the 17 seasons prior

to Snyder, K-State had lost 139


Snyder spent three years –

2006-2008 – in retirement

before returning to the sidelines

in 2009, in his words, “… to

smooth the waters” of the K-

State fan base.

His coaching style didn’t

change a bit as Snyder turned

70, and then 71, during the last

two years. The long hours continued,

as did the attention to


“There are things to do every

day that do not get done. I've

never had a day in my life

where I went to bed thinking I

got everything accomplished,”

said Snyder. “There are just so

many things to do. The list

grows faster than I can chip

away at it. There's not a day

that goes by where you don't

find something that is not in

place that should be in place.”

Top 10 All-Time Snyder


1. K-State 35, Oklahoma 7,

Dec. 6. 2003

You remember the game.

Kansas State stunned the No. 1ranked

Oklahoma Sooners for

the Big 12 Championship in

Kansas City’s Arrowhead

Stadium. After the Sooners

scored first, K-State tallied the

next 35 points with Darren

Sproles rushing for 235 yards

and Ell Roberson passing for

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227. It was K-State’s first conference

title since Lynn

“Pappy” Waldorf’s group won

the Big 6 in 1934.

2. K-State 20, North Texas

17, Sept. 30, 1989

The dreadful streak had to

end someday, and this was the

day on the last play of the game

when Carl Straw passed to

Frank Hernandez for the gamewinner.

The contest came four

games into the Bill Snyder Era

and ended streaks of futility –

16 losses in a row and 30 consecutive


Saturdays (0-29-1).

3. K-State 40, Nebraska 30,

Nov. 14, 1998

The Wildcat win snapped a

29-game losing streak to

Nebraska, but it wasn’t an

upset. K-State entered the game

ranked No. 2 in the AP Poll and

No. 1 in the USA Today listing

and it was the 18th straight win

for the purple and white. The

game against the No. 11

Huskers was viewed by a thenstadium

record 44,298 fans at

KSU Stadium. Michael Bishop

passed for 306 yards and

rushed for another 140

accounting for three touchdowns.

4. K-State 35, Syracuse 18,

Dec. 31, 1997

It was Michael Bishop’s

finest hour passing for 317

yards and four touchdowns,

plus rushing for 77 yards and

another score in the Fiesta

Bowl. Darnell McDonald had

seven catches for 206 yards and

three scores. It marked K-

State’s first 11-victory season

in school history.

5. K-State 35, Tennessee 21,

Jan. 1, 2001

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6. K-State 38, Nebraska 9,

Nov. 15, 2003

The victory was K-State’s

first on Nebraska soil since

1968, plus it clinched a share of

the Big 12 North title that the

Wildcats eventually won. It

also gave the Wildcats consecutive

wins over the

Cornhuskers for the first time

since 1958-59. K-State rolled

up 561 yards in the victory.

7. K-State 52, Wyoming 17,

Dec. 29, 1993

In the grand scheme of

things today, it’s just a bowl

win. But at the time it was K-

State’s first postseason victory

and was cheered by an estimated

22,000, who made the trip to

Tucson, Ariz., for the Copper


8. K-State 41, Kansas 7,

Oct. 28, 1995

It was the early stages of

Snyder’s mastery over the

Kansas Jayhawks, who entered

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in the polls. Eric Hickson and

Mike Lawrence each went over

100 yards and K-State’s “D”

held KU to 155 yards of total


9. K-State 38, Texas 7, Sept.

19, 1998

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Wildcats. The eventual

Heisman Trophy winner was

held to just 43 yards rushing on

25 carries as K-State linebacker

Jeff Kelly was his worst nightmare

with 11 tackles, plus an

interception. The ‘Horns were

skunked until the final quarter.

10. K-State 49, Baylor 8,

Nov. 7, 1998

Why this one? Well, with the

win Kansas State moved to No.

2 in the Associated Press poll

and No. 1 in the USA Today

Coaches Poll.


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Texas Downs BYU 17-16

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Texas (2-0) utilized a multifaceted

offensive attack and a

stingy defense to overcome a

10-point halftime deficit and

hold on for a 17-16 victory over

BYU (1-1) before 100,995

Saturday evening at Darrell K

Royal-Texas Memorial


Texas trailed 13-3 going into

the half, but the Horns’ Cody

Johnson ran for touchdowns in

the third and fourth quarters to

give the Horns the lead for

good. The Texas defense limited

the Cougars to only 67 yards

of total offense in the second

half. Texas’

cornerback Quandre

Diggs picked off BYU QB Jake

Heaps late in the fourth quarter

to help the Horns preserve the


Running back Malcolm

Brown led the Longhorns’

ground attack with 71 yards on

14 carries. Four Longhorns

accounted for 123 yards of

passing, highlighted by Case

McCoy’s 57 yards (7 of 8).

Linebacker Emmanuel Acho

led the Horns with 11 tackles

(three solo), while linebacker

Jordan Hicks added 10 tackles

(five solo). Defensive

tackle Ashton Dorsey registered

the lone Texas sack of the

night and added an additional

tackle-for-loss. Cornerback

Carrington Byndom also had

eight tackles (five solo).

BYU’s Justin Sorensen booted

a 30-yard field goal on the

Cougars’ first series and followed

with a 33-yard field goal

to give BYU a 6-0 lead with

6:45 remaining in the first

quarter. The Cougars struck

early in the second quarter

when Heaps found Ross Apo

for a 6-yard touchdown pass

that pushed the BYU lead to


An Adrian Phillips interception

at the BYU 25 led to a

Justin Tucker field goal that put

the Horns on the board.

Quarterback David Ash ran for

9 yards, and with 3rd and 2

from the BYU 17, Johnson carried

for five yards and a Texas

first down. Carries from Brown

and D.J. Monroe and a threeyard

pass from McCoy to wide

receiver John Harris set up

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expect Oklahoma State to be

but this is not where they’ve

always been.

In 2009, the Cowboys started

the season ranked in the top 10.

High expectations were bolstered

when OSU opened the

season with a solid victory over

Georgia. But in Game Two,

they lost at home to Houston

and a season of promise ended

with a disappointing 9-4


Like its 27-year-old quarterback,

Oklahoma State is

mature. With Arizona in town

looking to avenge a 26-point

loss in last year’s Alamo Bowl,

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cut the Horns’ deficit to 13-3

with 1:44 left in the second


With Ash and McCoy rotating

at quarterback in relief of

starter Garrett Gilbert, Texas

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Texas had an opportunity to

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impressive 37-14 victory

Thursday night.

Coaches say a team makes

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Game One to Game Two. For

the Cowboys, the second game

of the season displayed that

they improved but there’s still

plenty of room to get better.

Mike Gundy had little trouble

acknowledging a victory before

listing his team’s shortcomings.

“In the opener, our decision

making wasn’t good and we got

better tonight,” he said. “But

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McCoy hit wide receiver

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Texas held BYU to a threeand-out

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line. On 3rd and 16, UT’s

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“I was dialed in early,” said

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The decisions I made, the mistakes,

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Weeden’s sizzling start

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Mustangs Trample Republic County 22-18

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Mustang Football is off to a Success!

By Morgan Wilkinson

The Valley Heights Football

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