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Vol. 3 Number 18 Thursday, November 3 , 2011

Dale Love and Terra Kublak Chestnut

Terra’s Dream Comes True

By Jon A. Brake

As a young girl growing up in

Humboldt, Nebr. Terra Kublak

Chestnut traveled US 77 going

through Blue Rapids many times.

Terra’s father Joe Kublak worked

for the U.S. Forestry Dept. in

Nebraska and on weekends the

family would drive to Cleburne,

Ks where Joe developed Red Bud

Acres. This is an area close to

Tuttle Creek with cabins and

camping areas.

Terra said that on the way down

on Friday they would stop at the

Daisy Cream and on the way back

home Sunday night they would

stop at the Sands Restaurant for

the “Sunday night special.”

Terra said that as a young girl

she said that someday she wanted

to own the Sands.

For Terra that someday is here.

This fall Terra, her son Ethan

and Dale Love moved to Blue

Rapids to start the big job of putting

the Sands Motel back in

working order.

“We would like to have two of

the rooms ready to go in the next

month.” It is going to take a lot of

work getting the nine motel

rooms, the living quarters and the

restaurant back in business.

Terra purchased the business in

2006 but could not move here

until now. The motel and restaurant

have not operated for many

years.

“When we walked in all the

beds were made, towels were on

the racks and packaged soap were

placed on the sinks.”

Terra and Dale are taking things

one step at a time. Well, one at a

time until they get it started and

then it is on to something else. As

you can see the building needed

new breaker boxes, new water

lines are plumbed to all of the

rooms. Some drains will need to

be replaced. New fixtures are

Getting electricity to all of the rooms and restaurant requires new

electrical boxes. The Sands Motel and sign have been a fixture in

Blue Rapids since the 1960’s.

needed in the rooms. They are also

working on the living quarters which

need everything from carpet to a new

kitchen sink.

Putting the Sands Motel and

Restaurant back on the map is going

to take a lot of work.

But for Terra and Dale the work

will get done. The motel will open

one or two rooms at a time and the

Restaurant will be ready sometime

next fall. All of this work will get

The Sands Motel will start operating as the rooms become available. Terra hopes to have the first

two rooms ready in about a month.

Veteran’s Day Parade

will be Saturday, Nov. 12th

For the second year, the Blue

Rapids Museum will host a Veteran’s

Day Parade. It will be Saturday,

November 12th at 10:30 a.m. around

the “Round Town Square”. All those

who have been in the service, war

time or not, are invited to join the

parade. Valley Heights Band will provide

music. The Boy Scouts are invited

to march and a contingent of

“Rosie the Riveters” will honor those

women who stepped into men’s jobs

during WWII. Two WWI uniforms

will be paraded. Please bring your

flags to wave and cheer on our

Veterans. The Museum will be serving

homemade rolls and coffee free to

Veterans and free will offering to others

from 8:00 until parade time. A

Blue Rapids

BR Greenhouse opens

new Flower Shop

The Blue Rapids Greenhouse has

added a flower shop to their operation.

Owner Jan Bergkamp said that

when Gay Belcher closed The

Flower Shop in Waterville she

thought it would be a good fit for the

greenhouse.

“Gay has been supper helpfull it

getting us started, Bergkamp said.

The Greenhouse will have flowers

for all occasions.

The Blue Rapids Greenhouse is a

large part of the Blue Rapids business

community. They employ from

three to twelve depending on the

time of the year. The Blue Rapids

Greenhouse has 27 building and used

23 this past year and will need to

update two more this year. The

Greenhouse supplies plants to Earl

May Stores in Kansas and Nebraska.

ham and bean or sloppy joe lunch will

be served at the museum following

the parade until gone.

BLUE RAPIDS MUSEUM

QUARTERLY POTLUCK

The quarterly potluck at the Blue

Rapids Museum on the Square will be

at 12:30 on November 13th. Our

speaker will be Sandy Isaacson

Bynum formerly of Cleburne speaking

about the Ghost Town of Cleburne

at about 1:15. The current display at

the Museum until the end of

December is “Ghost Towns” and features

items, pictures and memories

from Irving, Bigelow, Barrett, old

Randolph, Schroyer and Cleburne.

Bring your potluck, memories and

pictures and be prepared to share.

Georgia-Pacific Honors

Waterville Fire Department

ATLANTA – Georgia-Pacific has

selected the Waterville Fire Department

as one of its 2011 Bucket

Brigade grant recipients. Georgia-

Pacific selected 25 fire departments

from the more than 300 communities

where it has facilities in the United

States.

“The Waterville Fire Department is

located close to our facility and provides

a tremendous service to us and

the entire community,” said Joe

Bruton, plant manager for Georgia-

Pacific Gypsum in Blue Rapids. “We

are proud to play a role in providing

equipment that may save a resident’s

or firefighter’s life with this award,

which emphasizes Georgia-Pacific’s

overall commitment to safety.”

Now in its sixth year, the Georgia-

Pacific Bucket Brigade program has

contributed nearly $800,000 to help

rural and small town fire units operating

in Georgia-Pacific communities.

The grants have been used to

purchase much-needed equipment

that helps protect the lives and property

of residents as well as their firefighters.

“We are pleased to accept this

Georgia-Pacific Bucket Brigade

grant, which will help us purchase

new, NFPA compliant equipment

such as a self-contained breathing

apparatus,” said Dane Parker, fire

chief for the Waterville Fire

Department. “With updated equipment,

our firefighters are better able

to protect the community and safely

and confidently respond to emergency

situations.”

The other 2011 Bucket Brigade

grant recipients were from communities

in Alabama, Arkansas, Florida,

Georgia, Illinois, Mississippi, New

York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania,

Texas, Washington and Wisconsin.

The Georgia-Pacific Bucket

Jan Bergkamp (front) and Jan

Beck working with the “dirt

machine”.

Brigade is a national program that

recognizes and supports the contributions

of fire and rescue units in communities

with Georgia-Pacific facilities.

The program supports firefighters

in several areas including cash

donations for equipment and safety

education materials for presentations

in local schools.

“Fire and rescue units in our local

communities play such a vital role in

safety. They are often the only emergency

units in towns where we have

operations,” said Jim Hannan, chief

executive officer and president. “It

means a lot to our employees and our

company to be able to support these

departments through our Bucket

Brigade grants.”

Headquartered at Atlanta, Georgia-

Pacific is one of the world’s leading

manufacturers and marketers of

building products, tissue, packaging,

paper, cellulose and related chemicals.

The company employs 40,000

people at 300 locations in North

America, South America and Europe.

Georgia-Pacific is a wholly-owned

subsidiary of Koch Industries Inc., a

privately-owned company headquartered

in Wichita, Kan. Both companies

have a strong tradition of

focused community investment in

communities where they have operations.

Georgia-Pacific and other

Koch companies have contributed

more than $140 million for charitable

causes during the past five years.

In Kansas, Koch companies

employ more than 2,500 people

directly and support 5,700 Kansas

jobs in total. State-based non-profit

organizations have benefited from

approximately $13 million in contributions

from Koch companies in the

past five years as well as from countless

hours of volunteerism from

employees.

Kevin Coggins, right, presents the Waterville Fire Department with

a $5,000 check from Georga Pacific. Pictured are (l to r) Fire Cheif

Dane Parker, Dave Whitesell and Mike Anderson.


NEWS EWS Blue Rapids Free Press - Thursday, November 3, 2011

Monica Walter married Nolan Sump

Nolan Gene Sump of Blue

Rapids, KS and Monica Lynn

Walter of Waterville, KS were

married September 10 at the

Waterville United Methodist

church by ministers, Debby

Dick and Phoebe Pitney. To

match the couple’s taste in living

history, the wedding had a

Victorian theme. The bride

wore a satin, bustled wedding

gown decorated with vintage

lace. Her veil was attached to

a crown of prairie flowers and

lavender. The groom wore a

period tuxedo with rounded

tails. Lavender was abundant

throughout the aisles and within

the archway at the altar,

which was designed locally.

Parents of the couple are

Nedwin and Shirley Sump,

Green, KS; and Lyle and Ann

Walter, Waterville, KS.

The bride was given in marriage

by her parents and the

Walter “Nation.”

Maid of honor was

Monica’s sister, Molly Ryan,

Bixby, OK and bridesmaids

were Nolan’s sister, Heather

Herpich, Cheney; Becky

Keely, Olathe; and Susan

Steinfort, Blue Rapids. Each

Obituaries

Beverly J. Kelley

Edwards

Beverly J. Kelley Edwards,

82, Blue Rapids KS died

Thursday October 27, 2011 at

Nebraska Heart Institute in

Lincoln, Nebraska.

Eileen A. LeSage

Eileen A. LeSage, 96,

Marysville, died Oct. 26, 2011

at Cambridge Place.

Visitation will be Friday

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

Kinsley Mortuary.

Rev. Wayne E. Newlin

Rev. Wayne E. Newlin, age

91, of Waterville passed away

on Thursday, October 20, 2011

at the Blue Valley Nursing

Sawyer Annell

Polson

Sawyer Annell Polson,

infant daughter of Jeff &

wore lavender colored, bustled

skirts, white blouses and

lavender colored, Victorianstyle

hats. As each was escorted

down the aisle, they carried

tussy mussy bouquets.

The flower girl was Aben

Ryan, Bixby, OK. The ring

bearer was Patton Ryan,

Bixby, OK.

Organist was Wendy Stadel,

Salina, KS.

Best man was Brian

Worrell, Owasso, OK.

Groomsmen were Joesphe

Stiles, Topeka; David

Wichman, Udall; and Darin

Zahm, Waterville. Ushers

were Tracy Bloom, Topeka;

Scott Johnson, Manhattan;

Robert Pfuetze, Topeka; and

Dustin Sprecker, Gypsum.

A pioneer-themed reception

was held at Alcove Springs

with music by the Schmitz

family of Axtell. Carriage

rides were given by Kevin and

Celia Brown of Abilene and

wagon rides by William Lamb

of Blue Rapids. Friends of the

couple reenacted a pioneer

encampment.

Sump is a graduate of Clay

Center Community High

She was born October 18,

1929, in Blue Rapids, the

daughter of Ervin Nelson and

Florence E. (Ensley) Kelley.

She graduated from Blue

Rapids High School in 1947.

She Married Donald D.

Edwards on February 11, 1947

at Blue Rapids. He passed

away on October 3, 1995.

Mrs. Edwards worked at

Community Memorial

Healthcare as a nurse’s aide

and operated the Blue Valley

Café in Blue Rapids for 10

years. She was part of the

Valley Heights Foster

Grandparents program and was

known as “Grandma Bev”.

She had been a member of

the First Baptist Church in

Blue Rapids and she often

played cards with her friends.

Beverly was preceded in

death by her husband Donald

D. Edwards and their daughter

A rosary service will be held

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

Gregory's Catholic Church in

Marysville.

Mass of Christian Burial

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

Saturday, October 29 at St.

Gregory's. Father Jim

Shaughnessy will officiate.

Bob Welch will play the

organ while the church choir

sings “Be Not Afraid”,

“Behold the Lamb”, “You Are

Mine”, “I Have Loved You”

and “Amazing Grace.”

Burial will be in St.

Gregory’s Catholic Cemetery.

The pallbearers will be

Mark LeSage, Steve LeSage,

Chase LeSage, Paige

DeRuyscher, Tom Malotte and

Home in Blue Rapids.

A memorial service is

planned for 2:00 pm, Friday,

November 4, 2011 at the

Waterville United Methodist

Church. Inurnment will be

Shelly Polson, Marysville,

died October 25, 2011 at

Bellevue, Nebraska.

Other survivors include her

brother, Noah Jeffrey Polson;

grandparents, Lawrence &

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and Walter is a graduate of

Valley Heights High School.

He is currently employed by

Marysville Special Education

Cooperative as a part-time

paraprofessional at Blue

Victoria Sue Huckfeldt.

Survivors include three

daughters, Linda O’Toole and

husband Joe of Frankfort,

Donna Rhyne and husband

Larry Bunton of Topeka,

Janice Brooks and husband

Lyle of Blue Rapids; two sisters,

Glenda Christener of

Marysville, Sheri Christensen

of Lovell, WY; Ten grandchildren

and seventeen greatgrandchildren.

Funeral services were held

at 2:00 pm, Tuesday,

November 1, 2011 at Terry-

Christie Funeral Home in Blue

Rapids with Pastor Dick

Coleman and Pastor Harold

Stacy officiating. Music

includes “Amazing Grace” and

“Nearer to the Heart of God”

by soloist Julie Popejoy,

accompanied by Carol Hood

on the organ. Casket Bearers

are Billy Edwards, Rick

Jerry Manley.

Eileen LeSage was born

July 24, 1915 at Beloit, the

daughter of Frank and Frances

Heiman Heidrick. She attended

Parochial schools graduating

from St. John’s High

School with the class of 1933.

She married Donald LeSage

June 1, 1937 at St. John’s

Catholic Church, Beloit. She

moved to Marysville in 1940

when her husband was transferred

there with Montgomery

Ward. He later worked for the

Union Pacific as an engineer.

Eileen was a housewife most

of her life except for a brief

time of employment with

McGrade Manufacturing.

She was a member of St.

Saturday at Shiloh Cemetery

East of Plainville.

Memorials are to be determined

later and may be sent in

care of Terry-Christie Funeral

Home at PO Box 61,

Jeanette Minge, Hanover, and

Larry & Helen Polson, Beattie;

and great-grandparents, Lyle &

Margaret Polson, Beattie.

A private funeral service

will be held with burial fol-

Kenneth L. Sells, Agent

Monica and Nolan Sump

Rapids Elementary and parttime

K-12 gifted facilitator,

while Monica is employed as a

custodian for USD 498 at Blue

Rapids Elementary. The couple

is now living in Blue Rapids.

Christener, Terre Carter, Mark

Borgerding, Jim Wessel and

Curtis Bishop. Honorary

Bearers are Clyde Cammel,

Dustin Huckfeldt, Clint

Zabokrtsky, Joseph O’Toole,

III, Donnie O’Toole, Kyle

Brooks, Matt Borgerding,

Lucas Brooks and Brent

Boyle. Viewing was from

noon to 8:00 pm, Monday at

the funeral home, where family

received guests from 6:00

pm until 8:00 pm. Burial was

at Greenwood Cemetery south

of Blue Rapids.

Memorials are suggested to

the Valley Heights Pre-School

and may be sent in care of

Terry-Christie Funeral Home

at PO Box 61, Waterville,

Kansas 66548.

On line condolences may be

left at www.terrychristiefuneralhome.com

Gregory Church, and Altar

Society.

Survivors include two children,

Don (Janet) LeSage and

Fran (Ron) Grauer, all of

Marysville; three grandchildren

and five great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death

by her parents; husband,

Donald, on Sept. 21, 1981;

four brothers, Rex, Emil,

Felix, and Joseph; and four

sisters, Marie Gering, Gladys

Lynch, Sister Carmella

Heidrick and Delila Zachary.

Memorial contributions may

be made to St. Gregory’s

Catholic School and may be

sent in care of Kinsley

Mortuary.

Waterville, KS 66548.

Online Condolences may be

left at www.terrychristiefuneralhome.com

lowing in the Marysville City

Cemetery.

Arrangements by Kinsley

Mortuary.

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News Blue Rapids Free Press - Thursday, November 3, 2011 3A

News

Twin Valley all-league volleyball teams

School

2011

First Team

Name Class

Axtell Hanna Mitchell 11

B & B – Baileyville Laura Sudbeck 10

B & B – Baileyville Caitlyn Deters 12

B & B – Baileyville Haley Strathman 11

Centralia Michelle Haug 12

Centralia Vanessa Burdiek 12

Frankfort Josie Hale 11

Valley Heights Rachel Christie 12

Washington County Jordyn Alexander 12

Washington County Kylie Penning 11

Wetmore Lindsey Hughes 12

Wetmore Alayna Noe

Second Team

11

School Name Class

B & B – Baileyville Katie Huerter 10

Bern Kristin Haverkamp 12

Centralia Erika Kramer 12

Frankfort Melissa Christner 12

Hanover Erika Kruse 11

Onaga Cecelia Bryan 12

Onaga Morgan Valburg 12

Valley Heights Miranda Tormondson 12

Washington County Megan Stegman 11

Washington County Makaela Miller 12

Washington County Emily Huesman 12

Wetmore Nichole Boden 12

Wetmore Kelsey Henry 12

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Miranda Tormondson and Rachel Christie

were selected as members of the Twin Valley

all-league volleyball teams. Rachel was selected

to the 1st team and Miranda was selected to

the 2nd team. (Photo by Deb Barrington)

Blue Valley Senior Living residents go for a ride

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Obituaries__________continued from page 2

Virginia P.

Swanson

Virginia P. Swanson, 84,

died Saturday, October 30,

2011 at Community Memorial

Healthcare in Marysville.

Visitation will be Thursday

from 10:00 a.m. until 5:00

p.m. at Kinsley Mortuary.

A rosary service will be held

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

Gregory’s Catholic Church.

Mass of Christian Burial

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

Friday, November 4, at St.

Gregory's.

Burial will be in St.

Gregory's Catholic Cemetery.

Virginia was born to Otto

and Johanna (Boeckmann)

Schultejans at Marysville. She

graduated from Marysville

High School and attended

business school in Kansas City

and Cincinnati, Ohio. On

November 25, 1948 she was

united in marriage to Robert

Dean Swanson. They had three

children, David, Martin and

Deborah.

Virginia worked for

Grosshans & Petersons as

office manager. She also

worked at KPL, JTPA, Ott’s

Electric, Hardee’s and Pony

Express Auto.

She was a member of the

Moose Club, VFW, American

Legion Auxiliary and Red Hat

Society.

In her spare time she

enjoyed doing health research,

playing cards, yard work and

garage sales. She helped cofound

the Marysville German

Fest.

She was preceded in death

by her parents; husband,

Robert, in 1978; two brothers,

Clarence and Wilbur; and a

grandson, Shawn.

Survivors include two sons,

David Swanson, Hiawatha,

KS, and Martin Swanson, of

Savannah, GA; daughter,

Deborah Gose, Winfield, KS.

A memorial fund has been

established to St. Gregory's

Catholic Church.

Contributions may be sent in

care of Kinsley Mortuary.

Mustangs taken down in 2nd

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Sean Hudson (74) holds his ground against Washington County.

Derek Trimble (7) fights to stay on his feet. (Photos by Jon Brake)

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NEWS EWS Blue Rapids Free Press - Thursday, November 3, 2011

Kleio historical society & gift shop open

Kleio Historical Society &

Gift Shop opened its doors at

107 Front Street (next to

Senior Center in the old

Beauty Shop/Blocker Realty

Office), Randolph, Kansas on

October 8, 2011.

Hours are:

Saturday & Sunday - 1-4

p.m. and other times by chance

Displays are among the

items for sale in the gift shop

and we are constantly growing.

Items for sale in the gift

shop include:

Crocheted afghans, shawls,

scarves, and more

Knitted scarves and hats

Hand crafted silver jewelry

Jewelry

News books - some signed

by author

Slightly used books

DVDs

Swords

Berta Hummel Ornaments

Glassware

THANK YOU!

We would like to thank

Robert Leazenby who donated

an old hair dryer - not sure of

date - looks like a cone head

and a dress form which now is

fitted with a Nelly Donn dress.

Thanks to Robert Dreith for

the base drum from the

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LOOKING FOR!

We are seeking photos of

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can be scanned and emailed to

cyannris@gmail.com or bring

them to the gift shop any day

it is open.

MARK YOUR CALEN-

DAR!

We will be hosting an Open

House on Sunday, November

13 from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. 10%

of the proceeds from sales in

the gift shop that day will be

10 Public Square, Blue Rapids, Kansas 66411

785-363-7384

donated to a local charity

(TBA). We will have refreshments

at the Open House.

Shop at the gift shop and

buy a unique item for that special

someone on your

Christmas list.

November Opening Dates:

November 5 - 1-4 p.m.

November 6 - 1-4 p.m.

November 12 - Noon - 4

p.m.

November 13 - 10 a.m. - 4

p.m.

November 19 - 1 -4 p.m.

November 20 - 1-4 p.m.

November 25 - 10 a.m. - 4

p.m.

November 26 - Noon - 4

p.m.

November 27 - 1-4 p.m.

Other times by chance.

If you would like to visit the

gift shop and cannot make it

on any of the dates and time

listed above, please let me

know via email

cyannris@gmail.com and I

will make arrangements to

have the gift shop opened for a

date and time that will work

for you.

Happy Shopping,

Cynthia Harris

President, Kleio Historical

Society

VHHS boys basketball info

Head Coach: Adam Plummer

Years Head Coach at School: 3rd

School phone: (785) 363- 7693

Cell Phone: (785) 477-4003

E-mail address:

aplummer@valleyheights.org Work Phone:

(785) 363-2508

College graduated from/year: K-State 2006

Best time to be reached: 12:49 – 1:43 pm or

on cell from 6:00 to 10:00 pm

Assistant Coach: Lew Whitson

Number of returning letterman: 1

Number of returning starters: 1

Valley Heights High School Boys Basketball

Returning Starters

Pos. Name Height Class

C Charles Musil 6’4” 10

VHHS Key Returnees/Newcomers

Pos. Name Height Class

SG Mar E. Whitson 5’7” 12

PG/G Tanner Trimble 5’11” 11

C Sheldon Kenworthy 6’2” 11

F Dylan Parker 6’ 11

G Derek Trimble 6’2” 10

PG/G Bennett Bargdill 5’6” 10

G/F Gage Woodyard 6’ 9

G Elijah Smith 6’1” 9

Team Strengths:

▪ We will have more depth compared to last

year

▪ Young talent that will produce over the next

3 to 4 years

Team Weaknesses:

▪ We lack size

▪ Shooting

Strengths and Weaknesses at Spots:

Point Guard: A position that hasn’t been consistent

for us the past few years that looks more

promising this year and in the future with junior,

Tanner Trimble (Tanner missed last year

with an injury) and sophomore Bennett

Bargdill. He has great court vision and is very

crafty.

Guards: Senior, Mar E. Whitson will lead the

wings with his ability to shoot the ball. He is a

competitor and may be the emotional leader for

our team. Other wings will be sophomore,

Derek Trimble who saw limited action last year

at the varsity level. He is an athletic kid that

will help us with rebounding, defense, and scoring

in transition. Freshman, Elijah Smith has

the athleticism to play but mentally may be

unprepared.

Forwards/Centers: Sophomore, Charles Musil

will lead the group of forward/centers. Charles

is the only returning starter and will be expected

to increase his offensive production from last

year. He has put in hundreds of hours over the

summer and it will be evident when he takes

the court this winter. Junior, Dylan Parker will

play a key role in the 4 spot. He is a solid

rebounder and has the ability to step out and

shoot. Junior, Sheldon Kenworthy will also fill

in around Musil and Parker. Freshman, Gage

Woodyard will most likely see some action

because of his athleticism and mental understanding

of the game.

Style of play to be expected:

Defensively, we will be an aggressive, helping

team. We will implement any and every

defense scheme that puts our kids and team in a

position to be successful.

Scoring in transition and turning our defense

into offense will be a key to us scoring. We will

be aggressive driving to the basket and trying to

get to the free throw line. Hopefully, this will be

the year we improve our field goal percentage

from 10’ and out.

Keys for our team to be successful:

▪ Stay Healthy

▪ Focus & daily improvement with our young

team

▪ Shoot the ball at a high percentage from the

perimeter

My thoughts on the season:

We have had the best summer, basketball

wise, since I have been at Valley Heights. I am

extremely excited to start the year with the

group of kids we have this year. We are young

and inexperienced at the varsity level but I

think many of our underclassmen will surprise

people. It will be interesting to see what substate

we get into now that we dropped to 1A.

Lost to Graduation:

We lost 4 key starters from last years team,

82% of our scoring, and 67% of our rebounding.

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News Blue Rapids Free Press - Thursday, November 3, 2011 5A

There’s No Place L ike H om e

Chapter 11

The Flying

Machine

Last Chapter: Escaping from the

harrowing experience of being a runaway

slave, Jack and Mollie meet a woman who

nursed soldiers at Fort Hays during a

cholera epidemic. On the time machine’s

computer, they learn she might have been

Elizabeth Polly. The twins put on their

glasses and are thrilled to be in Hays, but

soon realize that time has stood still and no

one can see or hear them.

“Good thing we don’t get tired,” Mollie

said as they walked toward home.

“It doesn’t matter how long it takes

either,” Jack said, shrugging his shoulders.

“Time stands still anyway.”

A few cars and trucks rolled past the

twins, but as usual no one could see them.

They stayed close to the edge of the road,

wondering if they were real enough to get

hit. They laughed a little about it, although

being invisible was really not that funny.

The house looked the same and Dog

was still on the porch. He raised his head

and his tail thumped twice and went still.

They reached down to pet him and he

sighed, laid his head on his outstretched

paws, and closed his eyes.

“I think he senses us,” Mollie said. “But

he can’t see us.”

“The door’s still locked and the car’s

gone so Mom and Dad are probably still in

town.” Jack looked toward the barn. “I bet

we’re still in there.”

“Get the key and we’ll look,” Mollie

said, a strange feeling coming over her.

Would it be creepy to see yourself?

“Just a minute.” Jack eyes darted from

the time machine, still on their right every

time they looked, and back toward the

barn. “Maybe we should check our

departure time.”

“We’re not going, are we?” Mollie said,

as she stood beside her brother in the time

machine, her eyes on the computer screen.

“We have five minutes to decide,” Jack

said.

“I vote we don’t,” Mollie said.

“If we don’t, will we be lost in some

time warp, unable to go on into another

time and not able to come back to this time

either?”

“Oh.” Mollie’s face paled. “We are sort

By Eunice Boeve

Illustrated by Michelle Meade

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

VHHS chem students are mad scientists!

Photos and Caption by:

Isacc Lorenzo Medina

VHHS Journalism

Curious chemistry students

learn how to distill or clean

water as an experiment on

Tuesday October 25, 2011.

The students boiled water containing

potassium permanganate,

which dyes the water

purple. The steam from the

water ran down plastic tubing

into a test tube that captured

the steam resulting in cleansed

water. Mr. Crawford, the

chemistry and physics teacher,

told the students that this distillation

experiment would be

the most dangerous one of the

year due to the chance of

burns from steam and the bubbling

water. So far the students

think the chemistry class is a

challenge but fun at the same

time. “It was an enlightening

Brooke Claycamp gets her burner in place.

of like ghosts. If Mom and Dad were home

right now, even they couldn’t see us.”

“The time machine is probably invisible,

too.” Jack sighed. “So we’d better go on.”

Mollie nodded, tears stinging her eyes.

As they waited, Jack tried to cheer up his

sister and himself as well. “Maybe this time

we’ll go flying with Amelia Earhart. She

grew up in Atchison, you know.”

“I’d rather just go to her museum,”

Mollie said. “Although, I bet she’d be fun

to know. Wouldn’t it be something if we

could find out what happened to her?”

“Her plane went down somewhere over

the ocean. The time machine doesn’t go

beyond Kansas.”

“I know,” Mollie said. “Grandma

Andrews is a big fan of hers. I bet Grandma

would love to fly around the world.”

“Maybe,” Jack said, “But I think she likes

her because she’s named for her. Her mother

listened to the radio every day for news of

her progress. She even drew a map and

marked it every day. Grandma was born a

few days before the plane disappeared.”

Jack sighed. “It’s too bad she didn’t make

it. A few men had flown over the top of the

world, but she wanted to go the longer way,

around the equator.”

“Maybe we’ll go back to her time and

meet her,” Mollie said. “It would be sad

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experience and it was better than doing bookwork,” says Casi Cochrane, Jr.

though, knowing what was going to happen

to her.”

Mollie was still thinking about Amelia

Earhart when the ticking sound began.

This time the twins found themselves

standing just inside the open doorway of a

huge airport hanger where two men stood

beside an odd looking machine.

“You weren’t far off,” Mollie said.

Jack grinned. “It’s some kind of a flying

machine anyway.”

“It looks like a go-cart with double

wings.” Mollie turned to question a man

beside her. “What is it?”

The big man smiled. “That, little lady, is

Purvis and Wilson’s flying machine. It’s

going to put Goodland, Kansas, right smack

on the map and be written up in all the big

newspapers just like the Wright Brothers

were seven years ago.”

“Seven years ago?” Mollie said.

“Yep, little lady. In 1903.”

A sudden silence fell over the crowd as

one of the men beside the machine stepped

forward and raised his hand.

“Most of you know me, William Purvis,

and my partner here, Charlie Wilson.

“As you’ll recall from seeing the model

launched last Thanksgiving, this machine is

designed to go straight up in the air, fly to

its destination, and then set straight down on

the ground. It’ll be handy for getting in and

out of tight places.”

Earnestly, he continued to praise the

gyrocopter as he called it, and the crowd

cheered and clapped when he finished.

Eagerly the people moved back to give

them room as the two men rolled their

machine out into the open field next to the

hanger. They waited in breathless silence as

the men readied their gyrocopter.

The motor roared to life. The gyrocopter

lifted … maybe a few feet, maybe not.

Afterwards, the twins weren’t sure. Then it

tipped over and the two sets of huge double

blades smashed onto the ground.

A cry went up from the crowd and the

two men stared helplessly at the ruined

machine. Jack looked at Mollie and shook

his head. “Let’s go,” he said.

They had come to this place with their

glasses in their pockets and now they

slipped them on, glad to escape what had to

be embarrassing, as well as a huge

disappointment, for the two men.

Inside the time machine they went to the

computer to read about the gyrocopter.

They were pleased to see that Goodland’s

High Plains Museum had a full-sized replica

Kandice Haile moves in to light the burner while Kaitlyn Wilson prepares to record

data and Casi Cochrane finishes setup.

Casi Cochrane gets her flask clamped onto the stand.

Valley Heights basketball schedule

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2/7/12 Frankfort * Var / JV VHHS 4:45 PM

2/10/12 Hanover * Var / JV Hanover 4:45 PM

2/14/12 Onaga * Var / JV VHHS 4:45 PM

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and they thought it would be fun to come

see it someday when they were back in their

real lives. But they were sorry to read that

the gyrocopter broke the men financially and

they never realized their dream. The men’s

loss made them think of their parents and

their struggles to build the time machine.

Imagining their parent’s joy when they

returned, both Jack and Mollie hoped they

could soon go home in real time.

They were happy to read that the two

men had taken out a patent on their machine,

the first ever for a vertical flying machine.

At least the men had that distinction. They

were surprised that it had taken 40 more

years before a working helicopter was

invented.

Now they remembered that their mom

had mentioned that Goodland had a huge

replica of the famous Van Gogh’s painting

titled Sunflower. The twins stepped outside

the time machine and looked through their

glasses at the famous painting.

“I wish Mom could see this,” Mollie said,

“I …” She stopped, tears choking her

voice. She had never been so homesick in

her life.

To Be Continued.

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News Blue Rapids Free Press - Thursday, November 3, 2011

Marshall County Minutes

October 24, 2011

The Board of Marshall

County Commissioners met in

regular adjourned 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

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upon a motion by

Thomas K. Holle moved,

seconded by Robert S.

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County Attorney Laura

Johnson-McNish met with the

Board. Charles R. Loiseau

moved, seconded by Thomas

K. Holle to go into executive

session for fifteen minutes at

9:03 a.m. to discuss pending

litigation with County

Attorney Laura Johnson-

McNish present. Unanimous.

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present the balancing report

for the 2010 tax roll.

Robert S. Connell moved,

seconded by Charles R.

Loiseau to approve the

Neighborhood Revitalization

application for Deanna Van

Dorn, Vliets with the preconstruction

pictures that were

provided by the applicant.

Unanimous.

Public Works Administrator

Mike Craig and Public Works

Coordinating Supervisor Larry

Polson met with the Board.

Thomas K. Holle moved,

seconded by Charles R.

Loiseau to approve the purchase

orders. Unanimous.

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Public Works Administrator

Mike Craig informed the

Board that they temporarily

closed a bridge located

between section 3 of Bigelow

Township and 34 of Wells

Township on Yonder Road.

Public Works Administrator

Mike Craig presented the road

agreement for the Marshall

County Wind farm project for

review.

Thomas K. Holle moved,

seconded by Robert S. Connell

to go into executive session at

the request of Public Works

Administrator Mike Craig for

ten minutes at 10:20 a.m. to

discuss matters of non-elected

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Administrator Mike Craig and

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Supervisor Larry Polson present.

Unanimous.

Sheriff Daniel A. Hargrave

met with the Board to present

bids for two patrol vehicles.

Boss Motors, Marysville,

KS $28,844.00- 2013 Taurus

police base pkg.

Nemaha Valley Motors,

Seneca, KS $24,633.00 - 2012

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Lee Chevrolet, Frankfort,

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Sheriff Daniel A. Hargrave

recommended purchasing two

2012 Dodge Chargers from

Nemaha Valley Motors,

Seneca, KS at $24,633.00 each

with the option to buy additional

packages.

Thomas K. Holle moved,

seconded by Robert S. Connell

to approve purchasing two

2012 Dodge Chargers from

Nemaha Valley Motors,

Seneca, KS at $24,633.00 each

with the option to buy additional

packages. Unanimous.

Charles R. Loiseau moved,

seconded by Robert S. Connell

to approve the vouchers, as

presented, and issue manual

warrants from the respective

funds. Unanimous.

Economic Development

Director George McCune and

Community Development

Coordinator Juanita McCune

met with the Board to give

them a weekly update.

Thomas K. Holle moved,

seconded by Robert S. Connell

to adjourn the meeting at

11:40 a.m. Unanimous. The

next scheduled meeting will be

VHHS drama club’s top 3 upcoming events

By Vanessa Moctezuma

VHHS Journalism

Upcoming Event #1:

The tale of Cinderstein is

being performed by our very

own VHHS talented actors and

actresses on November 11th,

Marshall County Sheriff’s

Department

Jail Activity Sheet

Week of: October 24, 2011 to

October 30, 2011

Name: Butler, Jason

Address: Marysville, Kansas

Date of Birth: 01-16-1978

Charge: Returned from

Treatment

Date of Arrival: 10-24-2011

Date of Release: 10-28-2011

12th, and 13th. This twist on

the original stories of

Cinderella and Frankenstein

involves a haughty Prince, an

over worked Cinderella, an

evil Doctor, and cat brains. To

find out how this all ties

together, be sure to get yourself

a prime seat at the Opera

House.

Upcoming Event #2:

In addition to the regular

performances, the cast of

Cinderstein will be offering a

pre-performance Mexican

meal on November 12th from

5-7:30 p.m. at the Waterville

Grade School. A free-will

Marshall County jail report

Reason: House Arrest

Name: Siebold, Shaun

Address: Marysville, Kansas

Date of Birth: 09-14-1990

Charge: 60 Days

Date of Arrival: 10-25-2011

Date of Release: Still

Incarcerated

Reason: Still Incarcerated

Name: Roderick, Cheryl

Address: Seneca, Kansas

Date of Birth: 03-09-1966

Charge: DUI 5th,

donation will get you a

scrumptious meal consisting of

your choice from a variety of

Mexican casseroles, salads,

chips and dip, beverages, and

desserts. The pre-performance

Mexican meal is open to all

with donations going to support

the Valley Heights All

School Play for purchase of

props, costumes, and other

necessities.

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Date of Arrival: 10-25-2011

Date of Release: Still

Incarcerated

Reason: Still Incarcerated

Name: Stell, Troy

Address: Marysville, Kansas

Date of Birth: 10-06-1972

Charge: 48 Hours

Date of Arrival: 10-28-2011

Date of Release: 10-30-2011

Reason: Time Served

Upcoming Event #3:

The VHHS All Stars are

planning an Alumni Night to

recognize all past Valley

Heights theatre participants.

All Alumni will have reserved

seating at the performance followed

by a reception to honor

the strong Valley Heights theatre

tradition. Alumni are

encouraged to bring pictures

and mementos from their plays

to share. If you are a VHHS

All Star Alumni, please RSVP

with Mrs. Coon at lcoon@valleyheights.org

We hope to see you all at

the upcoming Cinderstein production!

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Classifieds

Home Notes

By Susan A. Latta - CEA

Marshall County Extension Agent

Last week we discussed what is the difference

between a credit report and score.

We also learned the different ways we can

get our credit report. Maybe you took

time this week to look up your credit

report or at least called for your report and

it is coming to you in the mail.

Now that you know how to read your

report and understand what it means here

are some things you can do to improve

your credit report and score if you feel

there is improving to do.

* Get copies of your credit report and

check to make sure the information is

accurate. Remember this is not a one time

look. You need to look at your report

yearly unless you are concerned about

identity theft or other forms of fraud.

* Pay all bills on time, by the date due.

Why do you want to give companies more

money because you have to pay the late

fee.

* Pay at least the minimum on each

account as each bill is received.

* Pay more than the minimum balance

if possible, by either setting a larger payment

amount to pay monthly, and when

one card is paid off, add this payment to

your payment on another credit card or

Photo and Caption By: Casi

Cochrane

VHHS Journalism

Many visiting college representatives

came to VHHS to

hopefully get students interested

to attend their colleges on

October 24th. There were

many four year schools like K-

State University, KU

University and smaller schools

such as Highland Community

College. VHHS hosted students

from other High Schools

Shelli Miller meets with a school advisor.

loan; or double the minimum balance

amount due to pay down a balance more

quickly and reduce interest payments.

* Stop paying for items with credit

cards, and pay down outstanding credit

card debt.

* Charge only what you can reasonably

pay off at the end of a billing cycle.

* Aim to have a running balance of no

more than 10 percent of the available

credit limit; maintaining an outstanding

balance of 50 percent of the available

credit limit should indicate a ‘red flag’ to

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AUCTION

MONDAY, NOVEMBER 14 — 9:30 AM

We are retiring from farming and will sell the following items at

public auction at our farm located from Waterville, Kansas 2

miles south on Highway 77 then 3/4 mile west to 325 Yonder

Rd.

TRACTORS, COMBINE & FARM MACHINERY (PM)

1998 John Deere 7810 MFD tractor, 19 spd. power shift, 3 SVCs,

540/1000 sm. PTO shaft, 42" duals, set up for planter w/hyd.

return line, less than 3687 hrs., ser.#RW7810P012010, to be sold

with JD 740 front loader w/7ft. bucket and joy stick, excellent unit;

1970 John Deere 4020 diesel tractor, synchro mesh, 2 SVCs,

good 18.4X34 rears, nice add on steps, 2nd owner tractor, Bought

new at Dummermuths, 8167 hrs., ser.#210283, slick tractor; JD

148 loader w/7ft. bucket & side brackets; 1995 John Deere 9500

RWA combine w/JD dual chaff spreaders, 3400 sep. hours,

ser.#660396, bought and regularly serviced at Dummermuths,

looks new; JD 920 flex head; Unverferth 25ft. header trailer; JD

643 corn head, recently reconditioned; BBK 20ft. header trailer,

approximately one year old; 2005 John Deere MaxEmerge XP

1760 12 row air planter, w/bean & corn plates, 3 bushel boxes,

cable drive, 350 row by row monitor w/population counter, excellent;

UFT 475 bushel grain cart w/side auger & rollover tarp; (2)

H&S feed wagons to feed hay, silage or grain, one is 24ft., one

20ft., both have liners, VG; (3) gravity wagons on 4 wheel factory

gears, 2 have augers; JD 331 27ft. disk; JD 980 32&1/2ft. field

cultivator; Oliver 546 4X16 semi mt. plow w/JD cyl.; Oliver 6 bottom

plow for parts; 3pt. mist blower w/PTO drive, hyd. directional

spout & 60 gal. poly tank; Winco 18KW PTO generator on

wheels; Danhuser 3pt. post hole digger w/ 9' & 14" bits; bale

prong for 740 loader; assorted bale movers and spears; older

belt drive cement mixer; 4 wheel running gears

TRUCKS, TRAILERS, PU, ATV (PM)

2000 GMC C8500 single axle semi tractor w/bubble cab w/ac &

am/fm, air seat, power steering, 3126 Cat diesel set at 275 hp, Allison

3060 automatic, 614 gear ratio, 11R 22.5 tires all around,

116,165 miles, ser#1GDP7H1C7YJ517976, very clean truck; 2001

GMC C7500 single axle semi tractor w/ac & am/fm, power steering,

air seat, 3126 Cat diesel set at 250 hp, Allison 3060 automatic,

614 gear ratio, good 11R 22.5 tires all around,

ser#1GDM7H1CX1J900030, 88,648 computer verified miles, very

nice; 2009 Neville 24ft. semi trailer w/11R 22.5 tires, rollover tarp,

side windows, ser.#1N9GT24179G175712, like new; 1997 Bradford

24ft single axle semi trailer, 11R 24.5 tires new one year

ago, air brakes, side chute for farm augers, Shur-Lok roll over tarp,

ser.#HS2414VS259010, great shape; 1973 Chey 2 ton farm

truck w/16ft. metal bed, wooden floor & extensions, dual cyl. hoist,

350 gas, 4X2 spd., 50 gal. saddle tank, 900 rubber all around,

62,278 miles as of 9/6/11, 2nd owner truck, slick; 2 sets stock

racks for 16ft. bed, one metal Knapheide, one Giant wooden;

2011 Titan 24ft. gooseneck stock trailer w/2 center gates, one is

slider, heavy undercoating, Goodyear ST235/30R16 tires, like

new; 33&1/2ft. drop deck trailer set up for semi, includes 8&1/2ft.

top deck and 5ft. dovetail, elec. brakes, tandem duals, hauls 14

BR bales; 1998 Chevy 3/4 ton 4X4 pickup, 454 gas, automatic,

std cab,' AC, running boards, 5th wheel and receiver hitches, rubber

bed mat, 163,301 miles, looks & runs great; 2009 Polaris

Sportsman XP 4X4 ATV, 550 EFI, power steering, windshield,

1868 miles, 657 hrs., burgandy metallic

HAY, LIVESTOCK EQUIPMENT & MISC. (LATE AM)

Approx. 300 net wrapped BR bales of hay, about 200 are 2011

brome, some 2011 prairie hay, about 40 bales are from 2009 &

2010; (16) Linn P&P 10ft. portable cattle panels on Mellies panel

trailer; other panels; (6) 12ft. metal feeders; (3) pipe w/ poly 12ft.

calf bunks10ft. feeder; (7) BR bale feeders; (4) Bull Master mineral

feeders; 8ft. stock tank, like new; 425 gal. green poly water tank for

PU; used Ideal hog waterer; (2) dbl. sided creep feeders on wheels;

old chute; newborn calf warming hut, homemade; headgate; 20 &

16ft. pipe type hay elevators; several REA poles; (15) 20ft. bridge

plank; 300+ elec. fence posts w/insulators; elec. fence wire.

SHOP & FARM RELATED ITEMS (SELL FIRST)

1,000 gal. fuel tank w/standing pump from 50s, may sell separately;

150 gal. PU diesel barrel w/12V pump; (3) 12V poly sprayers,

15,30 and 50 gal.; very slightly damaged hood for JD 7400; new

snoots for 900 flex head; new factory snoots for 200 flex head; JD

rear circular wheel wts., fit 3010 thru 50 series; (6) lg. suitcase wts

for 30 thru 7000 series; 255/16 Chev PU tire; variety tractor &

implement tires; 16.9X34 or 18.4X34 chains; JD high pressure

cyl.; (6) sm. corn plates for JD 1750 or 1760 planter; JD 4020

umbrella; Teetan seed firmers; new planter scrapers; JD filters; JD

to Pioneer hyd. adapters; other JD parts; new blade for 709 rotary

mower; JD mud flaps w/deer; JD battery powered grease gun; 12

& 110V fencers, IH 98, Weed Chopper, etc; Stihl 036 & little used

011AV chain saws; propane pasture burner; handyman jack; lg

shop window fan; standing drill press w/vise; 2 cyl. air compressor,

needs motor; Sears pull behind yard sprayer; JD yard utility cart;

pump jack; alfalfa seed; lg. plastic tool/sorage boxes; boomers;

sm. tap & die; Craftsman cordless drill; 1/2" torque wrench to

150ft.lb.; Wright USA 3/4" socket set; lg. variety of tools & other

shop related items

TOYS, ANTIQUES & COLLECTIBLES (12:30 PM)

Most toys are 1/16 scale & new in box: JD 8870 4WD tractor; JD

550 Mulch Master; JD 4010 w/cab; JD AW tractor; JD 7820 tractor;

JD 9200 4WD; JD 60 tractor; JD centerfold disk; JD trailers;

Peterbilt semi; approx. 40 JD smalls incl.: medallions; pens; pencils;

airplanes; cutting board; cups; banks; gas pump; trays; signs;

etc.: chrome refractory table w/4 chairs; oak dropleaf table; Duncan

Phyfe table; oak dining chairs; treadle sewing machine; parlour

table; steamer trunk; metal lawn chairs; croquet set; wooden

ammo boxes; pop bottles; "Railway Express" signs, 20" long; old

sleds; bikes; old tools; corn planter; hand corn sheller; 2 man

saws; Model T jacks; fireman's axe; dehorner; hay hooks; buggy

step; other items yet to be uncovered and discovered.

NOTE: This is a very clean sale. Most of the farm machinery is 1st

or 2nd owner and all major pieces have been shedded. All motor

powered pieces have been dealer serviced and regularly maintained.

All items to be removed 30 days from sale date. Loader

tractor available auction day or by appointment. Your inspection

invited prior to sale. Hope to complete auction by 4:00.

TERMS: Cash or good check day of sale.

CLERK: Sando & Johnson, P.O. Box 10, Leonardville, Ks. 67468

LUNCH: Waterville Lutheran Church Ladies

JIM & RHONDA TILLEY, SELLERS

(785)363-2160 or (785)556-4468

Google Kretzauctions.com for listing & upcoming pictures

Auction conducted by:

Kretz, Hauserman, Bloom Auction Service

Greg:(785)926-4422 Cell:(785)630-0701

Gail:(785)632-3062 Cell:(785)447-0686

Chad:(785)632-5824 Cell:(785)632-0846


Blue Rapids Free Press Thursday, November 3, 2011

Page 8a

No. 11 Sooners roll over No. 10 K-State, 58-17

By DAVE SKRETTA

AP Sports Writer

MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP)

_ Landry Jones and Ryan

Broyles put Oklahoma's season

back on track.

Now, Kansas State will see

if it can bounce back from its

own loss.

Jones threw for a schoolrecord

505 yards and five

touchdowns Saturday, his All-

American wide receiver caught

14 passes for 171 yards and a

score, and the 11th-ranked

Sooners took out some pent up

frustration with a 58-17

thumping of the No. 10

Wildcats.

Their national championship

hopes dashed by Texas Tech

last week _ along with their

39-game home winning streak

_ the Sooners (7-1, 4-1)

spoiled the same hopes harbored

by Kansas State.

Jones shattered the previous

school record for yards passing

of 468, which he had shared

with Sam Bradford, and

moved into first place on the

Oklahoma career list with 90

touchdown passes.

``We just came out with a

focus,'' he said with a shrug.

``Kept playing ball.''

Just about the only downer

on an otherwise splendid

Saturday afternoon was a season-ending

injury to leading

rusher Dominique Whaley,

who fracture his left ankle on

the first play of the game.

Whaley will have surgery

Sunday to have a pin inserted.

``Really sad for Dom,''

coach Bob Stoops said. ``What

a great young man. We'll miss

him.''

Perhaps so, but the offense

looked just fine without him.

Broyles moved into first

place on the Big 12's career

list with 4,499 yards receiving,

Kenny Stills added four catches

for 101 yards, and Roy

Finch finished with 73 yards

rushing and another 69

through the air for the Sooners'

potent, fast-paced attack.

They wound up with a sea-

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Kansas State’s Nigel Malone (24) steps in front of Oklahoma’s wide receiver Franks (2) for an interception.

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Finch added a 31-yard

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Klein finished with 92 yards

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Oklahoma scored on six

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``We knew what kind of

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Klein said. ``It wasn't a surprise,

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not being able to execute like

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The Sooners have won five

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``We bounced back the way

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Blue Rapids Free Press Thursday, November 3, 2011 - Page 9

Oklahoma drops K-State, both go to 7-1

Nigel Malone (24) stops Oklahoma from getting another pass reception.

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Family halloween party and haunted house at BR gym

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There was a great turnout at the haunted house to support the Blue Rapids Swimming Pool’s fundraiser. Jean Gallagher as the friendly witch of the pool committee.

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