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Vol. 4 Number 1 Thursday, July 12, 2012

Blue Rapids And America

Celebrate The 4th Of July

Bombs Bursting In Air... The Blue Rapids Chamber of Commerce spent a lot of time getting ready

for this display. Donations paid for the fireworks, members provided the footwork. (Photos by Deb

Barrington, Linda and Jon Brake.)

Chamber members pick up the winners.

Kaison Bigham, Kinsley Claycamp and Tessa

Bigham watch the race from the bank.

Let Them Eat Cake... And they did at the Firemen’s BBQ at the Community Center. Avery

Bishop was having a hard time picking out the right color and size.

498 School District

Sets Budget Hearing

Monday the Valley Heights Unified

School District 498 set August 13,

2012 at 5:45 p.m. for the 2012-13

Budget Hearing. The meeting will be

held at the District Office at 121 E.

Commercial in Waterville.

The proposed budget is

$5,885,979.00. That is a little over

$500,000 more than the $5,321.200.00

for the 2011-12 school year. The 2010-

11 budget was $5,146,668.

The mill rate will go up but you will

not be able to see it. The 2012-13 mill

rate will be 58.454 up from 58.424 last

school year.

The General Fund is down from last

year and the year before. The General

fund for this year is $3,065,027 down

from $3,076,835 last year and

$3,184,612 from 2010-11.

The Capital Outlay jumped from

$159,159 in 2011-12 to $537,000 for

2012-13. The extra money will be

used to pay off several items. The

District had a energy upgrade made to

both the High School and to the Blue

Rapids Gym. The upgrade cost the

District $800,000 but gas and electric

bills have been a big saving each

month. Some of the money will be

used to replenish the Capital Outlay

Fund which did not have a mill rate

last year.

The Total amount of taxes to the

District this year will be $959,825 up

from $920,404 last year. The State Aid

to Valley Heights School District will

be $2,357,130. You can see the complete

“Notice of Hearing 2012-2013

Budget” form on page 9 of today’s

Free Press.

Rehearsals Underway

For Musical Mystery

Members of the Marysville Area

Community Theatre are right at home

as they rehearse for their upcoming

musical, Curtains. The musical, written

by John Kander and Fred Ebb, is a

show-within-a-show; the show is

about a theatre troupe putting on a production

of Robbin’ Hood which takes

place in Kansas.

Robbin’ Hood is a spoof on the

adventures of Robin Hood and his

Merry Men. In the musical, the role of

Robin Hood is changed to Rob Hood;

he travels the Kansas prairie taking

from the railroad tycoons and giving

the money to the farmers.

“The show is stylized,” said Wayne

Kruse, the show’s director. “Part of

the show takes place in Kansas; however,

it’s not necessarily the Kansas

we know. It’s the theatrical version of

old-time Kansas with Wild West

saloons and one-room school houses.

It does make a great backdrop for

some of the show’s show-stopping

numbers.”

The show’s opening number, “Wide

Open Spaces,” has cast members

manipulating their bodies to spell

“Kansas.”

“It’s pretty silly,” said Kruse, “but I

think audiences will enjoy the zany

antics. It allows us to take some risks

and be wilder than usual.”

According to Kruse, when people

hear the opening song, they’ll be

reminded of the famous song,

“Oklahoma,” written by Richard

Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein.

“That’s the beauty of this show,” he

said, “the show is reminiscent of many

of the classic Broadway shows. It’s

definitely enjoyable to watch.”

In the second act audiences will

enjoy another song about Kansas

called “Kansasland.” The song feels

like a square dance and has dance

moves reminiscent of the style.

The show’s connection to Kansas

could be attributed to the fact that the

show’s composer, John Kander, was

born and raised in Kansas City, MO.

Kander started his Broadway career

as a substitute rehearsal pianist for the

musical, West Side Story. Several

years later he teamed with Fred Ebb, a

lyricist; the two wrote many

Broadway shows including Cabaret,

Chicago, and Kiss of the Spider

Woman. Arguably, their most famous

song is “New York, New York” from

the movie of the same name.

“This is the second Kander and Ebb

musical that M-ACT has produced,”

said Carla Wolfe, the community theatre’s

president. “Their body of work

is really impressive and we’re working

with some solid material. With

this show they’ve created some memorable

characters and some fun

songs.”

The musical will be presented in the

Marysville High School auditorium on

July 26, 27, 28, and 29. On Saturday,

July 28, the show will feature a Red

Carpet celebration where audience

members are encouraged to dress in

their Red Carpet finest. Those dressing

up will be invited to a special

reception during intermission, a backstage

tour after the show, and will

have the chance to win tickets to the

theatre’s next production of The Best

Christmas Pageant Ever.

Dr. Woodrum Joins

CMH In Marysville

Jacqueline (Schmelzle) Woodrum,

DO, has joined the medical staff of

Marysville Clinic, effective July 10,

2012. Dr. Woodrum will see patients

at Marysville Clinic three days a

week. Dr. Woodrum is a board certified

Family Medicine physician. She

will provide family practice healthcare

services. Marysville Clinic is owned

and operated by Community

Memorial Healthcare.

Dr. Woodrum practiced in Denver,

CO for 15 years. A member of the

American Osteopathic Association

and the Colorado Society of

Osteopathic Medicine, Dr. Woodrum

is a graduate of the Chicago College of

Osteopathic Medicine. She teaches

medical students, both in the United

States and abroad, and is an adjunct

professor for the Touro University

College of Osteopathic Medicine in

California. Dr. Woodrum travels to

Africa, where she participates in

hands-on medical brigades for rural

villages. She was the 2010 recipient of

the COPIC Medical Foundation’s

Harold E. Williamson Humanitarian

Award, which honors a physician for

volunteer medical service and contri-

Dr. Jacqueline Woodrum

butions to the community. Dr.

Woodrum was recently named the

2012 Colorado Osteopathic Physician

of the Year.

Originally from Atchison, KS, Dr.

Woodrum and her husband, Mark,

have two children, Andrew, 17, and

Isabelle, 12. They live in Seneca.


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Testing, Testing, Boom...

Police Cheif Ryan Woodyard (L), Fireman Wendell Fritzson and Chamber member Rod Christie get ready to test

the fireworks controls before the big 4th of July display.

55PLUS Program Begins At CMH

Community Memorial

Healthcare (CMH) has joined

the 55PLUS program, a service

of BryanLGH Medical Center

in Lincoln, NE. CMH and

BryanLGH Medical Center are

affiliated with Heartland

Health Alliance (HHA). HHA

is a network of urban and rural

hospitals that brings health care

services to the people of

Nebraska and Kansas. As a

member of the Heartland

Alliance, CMH can participate

in the BryanLGH 55PLUS program.

55PLUS is a comprehensive

program of health related services

for people age 55 and

older. 55PLUS offers a unique

array of benefits designed to

provide members with

resources to maintain a healthy

and active lifestyle, and to provide

additional help in the

event you need health care

services. 55PLUS benefits

include: educational seminars;

55PLUS newsletter for health

information; travel opportunities;

social events; discounts at

cafeterias and shops at

BryanLGH; and more. Best of

Obituaries

John Larry Gronquist

John Larry Gronquist, 70,

Cheyenne, Wyo., died Friday,

June 1, 2012, at Cheyenne

Regional Medical Center.

He was cremated under the care

of Cheyenne Memorial Chapel,

Cheyenne, Wyo.

A memorial service will be at

11 a.m. Saturday, July 14, in

the Fairmont Cemetery, Blue

all, it costs nothing to join, and

its services are offered on a

complimentary basis or as special

55PLUS membership

opportunities.

As part of the 55PLUS program,

CMH will sponsor

monthly luncheon specials

(55PLUS Lunch

Bunches) featuring a healthy

meal and guest program speaker.

55PLUS Lunch Bunch is

Rapids.

John Gronquist was born

Oct. 7, 1941, at Manhattan, the

son of Gleed and Clara

Gronquist.

He was the owner of L & S

Pallet Company, L & S Towing,

and L & S Storage Company.

He was a member of the Moose

Club since 1984.

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Marysville area are invited to

the monthly luncheon series.

The first 55PLUS program

will be Wednesday, August 1,

2012 with guest speaker Kathy

Wolf, who serves as the

55PLUS Program Manager at

Bryan/LGH in Lincoln. Wolf

will introduce the 55PLUS program

and its membership bene-

Survivors include his wife,

Michelle Gronquist, Cheyenne,

Wyo.; his daughter, Sherill

Hearn, Waterville; his stepdaughters,

Jamie Anderson and

Penny Duval, both of

Cheyenne, Wyo.; his sisters,

Helen Gano, Barnes, Nancy

Bergstein, Humboldt, Neb.,

Ione Walker, Clay Center, Alice

Kenneth L. Sells, Agent

fits. The luncheon will be held

in the South Plaza Conference

Room. CMH looks forward

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affiliation with BryanLGH. It’s

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For more information about

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contact Joni Nietfeld, Public

Relations and Marketing

Director, at 785-562-4379.

Nemechek, Blue Rapids, and

Mary Baker, Sweetwater, Mo.;

two grandchildren; three greatgrandchildren;

and four stepgrandchildren.

He was preceded in death by

his parents; his brothers, Jerry

Gronquist, Jim Gronquist; and

his sisters, Tina Conn and

Agnes Marie Gronquist.

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Waterville City Council Minutes

**UNAPPROVED**

RECORD OF THE PRO-

CEEDINGS

OF THE WATERVILLE

CITY COUNCIL

City of Waterville, Kansas

June 18, 2012

The Waterville City Council

met in regular session, June 18,

2012, at 7:30 p.m. at the

Community Center. Council

Marshall

County

Sheriff’s

Report

Name: Williams, Lana

Address: Marysville, Kansas

Date of Birth: 12/9/1978

Charge: Marshall County

Warrant

Date of Arrival: 7/2/2012

Date of Release: 7/2/2012

Reason: $2,500 Surety Bond

Name: Harsh, Benjamin

Address: Hays, Kansas

Date of Birth: 9/9/1975

Charge: Two Marshall

County Warrants

Date of Arrival: 7/2/2012

Date of Release: Still

Incarcerated

Reason: Still Incarcerated

Name: Moeller, Shannon

Address: Manhattan, Kansas

Date of Birth: 8/19/1977

Charge: Reckless Driving,

Disorderly Conduct,

Obstructing Legal Process

Date of Arrival: 7/3/2012

Date of Release: 7/5/2012

Reason: $2,500 Surety Bond

Name: Cearley, Nina

Address: Marysville, Kansas

Date of Birth: 2/4/1990

Charge: Sherman County

Warrant

Date of Arrival: 7/4/2012

Date of Release: Still

Incarcerated

Reason: Still Incarcerated

Name: Fralin, Anthony

Address: Waterville, Kansas

Date of Birth: 1/9/1979

Charge: Marshall County

Warrant

Date of Arrival: 7/4/2012

Date of Release: 7/5/2012

Reason: $500 Cash Bond

Name: Jeffries, Bobby

Address: Blue Rapids

Date of Birth: 4/9/1962

Charge: Serve 10 Days

Date of Arrival: 7/5/2012

Date of Release: Still

Incarcerated

Reason: Still Incarcerated

Name: Adrian, Anthony

Address: Marysville, Kansas

Date of Birth: 12/16/1966

Charge: Theft

Date of Arrival: 7/6/2012

Date of Release: Still

Incarcerated

Reason: Still Incarcerated

Name: Bowling, Vince

Address: Greenleaf

Date of Birth: 8/5/1963

Charge: 48 Hrs

Date of Arrival: 7/6/2012

Date of Release: 7/8/2012

Reason: Time Served

Name: Wilcox, Michael

Address: Marysville

Date of Birth: 6/21/1979

Charge: 48 Hrs

Date of Arrival: 7/6/2012

Date of Release: 7/8/2012

Reason: Time Served

Name: Ring, Andrew

Address: Vermillion, Kansas

Date of Birth: 1/28/1980

Charge: Domestic Battery

Date of Arrival: 7/7/2012

Date of Release: Still

Incarcerated

Reason: Still Incarcerated

Name: Rinke, Susan

Address: Syracuse, Nebraska

Date of Birth: 7/24/1971

Charge: Serve Five Days

Date of Arrival: 7/6/2012

Date of Release: Still

Incarcerated

Reason: Still Incarcerated

Name: Smith, Jason

Address: Waterville, Kansas

Date of Birth: 2/6/1987

Charge: Domestic Battery

Date of Arrival: 7/8/2012

Date of Release: Still

Incarcerated

Reason: Still Incarcerated

members present were Tony

Mann, Jim Oatney, Sammie

Parker, and Terry Blaser.

Council member Kris Hargrave

was absent. Mayor David

Whitesell presided.

The council approved the

minutes of the May 12, 2012,

regular meeting.

Ann Walter gave an update

on Chamber of Commerce and

other activities. She also

thanked the council for the

donation to help place an ad for

Waterville in the Lawrence

Journal World’s Tourism Guide

and the Midland RR Tourism

Guide.

Jim Oatney reported that one

of the wells is not in operation

at this time, but should be up

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with 11” doors

• New Sewer

system

and running again next week.

Terry Blaser asked that

everyone look at any changes

or increases that will be needed

for the year 2013 budget.

By motion the council

approved a $500 donation to

the Waterville Fireworks.

The council reviewed the

charges for equipment and

agreed to raise the electric

and/or water reconnection fee

to $100 and increase some of

the machinery rental rates to

$100 per hour. Charges for

renting the community center

will also be reviewed for a possible

increase.

The council entered into an

executive session for ten min-

Morton Building 42’x60’

Looking at the building from patio area.

utes to discuss non-elected personnel.

Helen Stuckey-Risdon asked

if the city would host a leadership/community

development

event that she is planning on

having to attract people to our

community.

The council approved a cereal

malt beverage license to the

Waterville Fireworks group.

The next regular city council

meeting in July will be scheduled

for July 16.

The council agreed to get an

estimate for repair of the

Community Center roof that

has been leaking.

Motion was made to pay all

bills presented; motion was

seconded and carried.

The council agreed by

motion to replenish the Petty

Cash Fund with $17.00.

The council unanimously

approved the May financial

statement.

Motion to adjourn carried.

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Clinical will be scheduled at a later date

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Requirement: TB skin test within the last

three months

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Price Reduced to $155,000

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NEWS EWS Blue Rapids Free Press - Thursday, July 12, 2012

Curran, Duensing Wedding Announcement

Lisa Curran and Kirk

Duensing were married on

Saturday, June 2, 2012, at the

Mt. Calvary Lutheran Church

in Marysville. Officiates were

Reverend Donnie Hofman and

Reverend Kevin Golden,

cousin of the groom.

Lisa grew up in Girard, Kan.,

and is the daughter of Steve

Curran and Sandee Belden.

Kirk grew up in Blue Rapids

and is the son of Ken and Zita

Duensing.

Matron of Honor was Ashley

Spencer, sister of the bride, and

bridesmaids were Emily Sis,

Marla Daniels, Abby

Brandenburg, and Autumn

VanLeeuwen. Flower girls

were Olivia Skalla and

Meredith Ahlers, cousins of the

groom. Candle lighters were

Abby Duensing, cousin of the

groom, and Lindsey Curran,

cousin of the bride.

Best man was Chris

Duensing, brother of the

groom, and groomsmen were

Luke Roepke, Jim Gregory,

Dan Glover and Phillip

Schmitz, cousin of the groom.

Ushers were Ian Graham,

Dominik Hertzler, Colin

O’Neill and Kevin Spencer,

brother-in-law of the bride.

Music for the ceremony was

By DICK MORRIS

Without much fanfare and

with as little publicity as possible,

Secretary of State Hillary

Clinton will go to New York

City to sign the Arms Trade

Treaty (ATT), now in the final

stages of negotiation at the

U.N. The treaty marks the

beginning of an international

crusade to impose gun controls

on the United States and repeal

our Second Amendment rights.

The ATT is nominally geared

toward the purpose of stopping

international arms sales to

gangs, criminals and violent

groups. But, as is so often the

case with U.N. treaties, this is

merely a convenient facade

behind which to conceal the

ATT’s true intent: to force gun

control on the United States.

Secretary Clinton will doubtless

succeed in inserting language

into the treaty asserting

that it in no way is meant to

restrict our right to bear arms.

But even this language will be

meaningless in the face of the

overall construct set up by the

treaty.

The ATT is to be administered

by an International

Support Unit (ISU), which will

ensure that “parties [to the

treaty] take all necessary measures

to control brokering activities

taking place within [their]

territories ... to prevent the

diversion of exported arms to

the illicit market or to unin-

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Infrared Heaters

provided by Stanton Nelson,

who composed two songs for

the couple.

The ceremony was followed

by an outdoor reception at

Alcove Ranch. The couple

arrived on a horse-drawn

wagon accompanied by the KU

mascot Big Jay. Hosts and hostesses

were Greg and Denise

Golden, cousins of the groom,

and Mike and Donna Curran,

uncle and aunt of the bride.

The couple celebrated their

special day with family and

friends.

The bride is a 2008 graduate

of Girard High School and

received a BS in Journalism

and a BA in English from the

University of Kansas in 2012.

She is working with Teach for

America and will be teaching

elementary school in Kansas

City, Mo.

The bridegroom is a 2008

graduate of Valley Heights

High School and received a BS

in Biology in 2012 from the

University of Kansas. He will

be attending the University of

Kansas Medical School.

After a wedding trip to the

Cayman Islands, they will

make their home in Kansas

City, Kan.

D-Day For Gun Control

K-99 Bridge Replacement

On Thursday, July 12, a

replacement project will begin

on the K-99 Bridge over Brush

Creek located 7.5 miles north

of Wamego just south of Brush

Creek Road in Pottawatomie

County. Project work includes

replacement of the existing 24foot

wide reinforced concrete

deck T-girder bridge structure

(see attached photo) with a 40foot

wide reinforced concrete

haunched slab structure. The

new bridge will include two

12-foot lanes with 8-foot shoulders.

Work will take place during

daylight hours, Monday

through Friday, with some

occasional Saturday work.

Beginning early morning on

Monday, July 16, northbound

and southbound K-99 over the

Brush Creek Bridge will be

reduced to one lane of traffic

for both directions. Traffic will

be directed, 24/7 round the

clock, across the bridge by traf-

fic signals located at either end

of the bridge.

There will be a posted speed

limit of 45 mph and an 11-foot

width restriction throughout the

entire project work zone.

Drivers should expect some

delays and are encouraged to

use alternate routes, if possible.

King Construction Inc.

(Hesston, KS) is the primary

contractor on this bridge

replacement project with a total

contract cost of $857,588. The

scheduled completion date for

the bridge replacement project

is late December 2012, weather

permitting.

This project is funded by T-

WORKS, the transportation

program passed by the Kansas

Legislature in May 2010. Find

out more about this and other T-

WORKS projects at:

http://kdotapp.ksdot.org/TWor

ks/.

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tended end users.”

The ISU will determine

whether nations are in compliance

with this requirement and

will move to make sure that

they do, indeed, take “all necessary

measures.” This requirement

will inexorably lead to

gun registration, restrictions on

ownership and, eventually,

even outright bans on firearms.

Former U.N. Ambassador

John Bolton said it best: “After

the treaty is approved and

comes into force, you will find

out that it has this implication

or that implication and that it

requires Congress to adopt legislation

to restrict the ownership

of firearms.”

Bolton explains that “the

administration knows that it

cannot obtain this kind of legislation

in purely a domestic context.

They will use an international

agreement to get domestically

what they couldn’t get

otherwise.”

The treaty makes no sense

otherwise, except as a circuitous

vehicle to achieve gun

control in the United States.

The vast majority of all small

arms and light arms exports

(the ostensible focus of the

treaty) are from sales by the

governments of the United

States, Russia, China, Germany

and Israel. Individual or corporate

arms trafficking is a distinct

minority. But it is to

absorb the brunt of the treaty’s

regulations.

Insofar as the treaty restricts

governmental action, it bars

governments from arming

“illicit” groups in other nations.

This provision could well be

interpreted to ban U.S. arms

sales to Iranian or Syrian dissi-

Mr. and Mrs. Kirk Duensing

dents. It could even be used by

China to stop us from selling

arms to Taiwan, since the U.N.

does not recognize Taiwan as a

nation, but rather an entity

occupying territory that should

belong to China.

And let’s not forget how well

the United States has done in

reducing murders and other

crimes despite the absence of

comprehensive gun controls

and bans. In 1993, there were

24,350 homicides in the United

States. Last year, there were

13,576 (despite a growth of 60

million in the population). Only

9,000 of these murders

involved a firearm. (Less than

one-third of the highway deaths

each year in the country.)

Obama has left gun control

off his legislative agenda so far.

Now his strategy becomes

apparent: Use international

treaties to achieve it.

And bear in mind that under

the Supremacy Clause of our

Constitution, we would be

obliged to enforce the ATT

despite the Second

Amendment. International

treaties have the force of constitutional

law in the United

States.

If it is ratified during the

lame-duck session of the

Senate this year, then nothing

can ever change it. Goodbye,

Second Amendment.

Right now we need 34 courageous

Republican senators to

step up and demand that

Hillary not sign the treaty, and

indicate their intention to vote

against its ratification if it is

submitted. Only such an action

can stop this treachery in its

tracks.

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Antiques, General Store, Grocery Items

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107 Commercial

Waterville, KS

(785) 363-2490

“MARANATHA!”

IN CONCERT

SUNDAY—JULY 15, 2012

4:00 P.M.

ON THE SQUARE IN

BLUE RAPIDS, KANSAS

BEFORE THE PARADE

BRING YOUR LAWN CHAIRS,

SIT IN THE SHADE,

AND ENJOY SOME GREAT

GOSPEL MUSIC

Sponsored by KNOX FELLOWSHIP

and local churches

A great big Thank You to the businesses who provided

prizes for “Music in the Park”:

Nelson Construction, JSL Corp., Johannes Barber Shop,

Route 77 Corner Store, Parker Seed, Blue Rapids Auto and

Hardware, Terry/Christie Chapel and Funeral Home, Citizen’s

State Bank of Waterville, Hedke Dozer, Hedke Ag, The

Telegraph, Jock’s, Dane’s Auto, Blue Rapids Greenhouse,

Subway in Blue Rapids, Hometown Foods, Bruna Implement,

Beattie Coop of Blue Rapids, Kan-Equip Inc., The Wearhouse,

Prairie Valley Vet, Price Auto Supply, B.S. Cattle Company,

Hometown Lumber, State Bank of Blue Rapids/Schwarts/Weis

Ins., Wal-Mart of Manhattan and Marysville, Country Inn,

Titan Trailers, Pioneer Seeds(Steve Hirt), Vintage Charm

B&B, Jean’s Hair Horizon, Blue Valley Trailer, Sharp

Manufacturing, After Hours Feed Supply.

A special Thanks to Hometown Foods and Country Inn for

the ice.

Thanks to the City of Waterville for allowing us to use the

park and thanks to the City crew for having the park in great

shape.

A huge Thanks to the performers for making the show one

of the best ever!

As always, a great big thanks to all our friends who came

and made the event a great success!

THANK YOU ALL! St. Monica and Elizabeth Catholic

Church

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, July 12, 2012 5A

County Extension: Stretching Hay Supplies

By Michael Vogt

Marshall County Extension

Agent

This dry Spring and Summer

has reduced the local brome

and alfalfa crops. Many ag

producers baled wheat straw

for hay as a way to stretch their

hay supplies for this winter.

Wheat straw is a good way to

stretch tight hay supplies, but

there is another thing that can

be done to improve the hay’s

palatability and protein content

and that is to ammoniate the

wheat straw. For ag producers

in our area, many

ammoniate wheat straw and

other low quality forages every

year. It is not an inexpensive

method, but when looking at

tight hay supplies, the price of

cattle, and the price of protein

supplementation, ammoniating

wheat straw and other low

quality forages is a good way to

minimize cattle feed costs.

Home Notes...

Susan A. Latta - CEA

Marshall County Extension

Agent

It is family reunion time

again! So what are you thinking?

Can you come up with an

excuse about why you aren’t

going to be able to attend this

year. Do you hope one of your

kids is sick that day so you

don’t have to attend? Or are

you one of the rare people who

can’t wait to attend your family

reunion. Well since I have a

feeling many of my readers feel

negative feelings about family

reunions I hope they might

consider changing their attitude

and be one of the rare people

who can’t wait till this years

family reunion.

Treating wheat straw, or

other low quality forages, with

anhydrous ammonia can

increase crude protein levels to

8% to 9% (from 3% to 4%

before treatment). Ammonia

treatment also increases

digestibility by 10% to 30%

and improves consumption by

15% to 20%. One of the problems

with low protein feeds is

that livestock just won’t eat

enough of it, so the increase in

consumption is really important.

The final cost for ammoniated

wheat straw will be around

$70 to $80 per ton. That’s figuring

about $20 per ton for

anhydrous ammonia (based on

$670 per ton of ammonia), $10

per ton for 6 mil black plastic,

and $40 to $50 per ton for

round bales of wheat straw.

Here are the basic steps for

ammoniating wheat straw.

• Select an area with protec-

Family reunions are opportunities.

Opportunities to get better

acquainted with people you

share some sort of linkage with,

opportunities to learn more

about your family history and

opportunities to have a great

time and form lasting memories

and bonds. The importance

of a family reunion goes

far beyond the event itself.

When generations take the time

to really get to know one another,

everyone benefits. This

bonding strengthens each person

for life’s daily challenges.

Family reunions don’t need

to be expensive or elaborate.

Summertime is a great time for

getting together because activities

can revolve around the out-

Lt. Governor Colyer Testifies

Washington, D.C. “In his

testimony Tuesday before a

congressional subcommittee,

Kansas Lt. Governor Jeff

Colyer, M.D. urged federal

lawmakers to repeal the Patient

Protection and Affordable Care

Act, also known as

Obamacare. The congressional

hearing held by the U.S. House

of Representatives’ Committee

on Oversight and Government

Reform Subcommittee on

Health Care, District of

Columbia, Census and the

National Achieves focused on

the impact of ObamaCare on

doctors and patients.

“We need to start over

before irreversible damage is

done to patients, taxpayers,

states or the fiscal health of the

United States. The states are the

Showing Off...

crucible where we can best get

results for our patients,” Lt.

Gov. Colyer testified.

A surgeon, Dr. Colyer discussed

the state-federal partnership

of Medicaid, the proposed

expansion of Medicaid,

and shared how Kansas is

reform its Medicaid system.

“We have bureaucratized

health care so much that it distorts

health outcomes. In my

own practice two thirds of my

employees deal with bureaucracy

and only one third are

involved in direct patient care,”

Dr. Colyer said. “The problem

is that the Affordable Care Act

further distorts markets and

makes it difficult to focus on

real results for real patients.

There is no question healthcare

is complex and expensive.

tion from strong winds. Plastic

will sometimes remain in place

until feeding time, but may rip

and blow off if the stack isn’t

somewhat protected from wind.

• Stack round bales in a 3-2-

1 pyramid 14 or 15 bales long.

You can normally cover either

84 or 90 bales with a 40' x 100'

sheet of 6 mil black plastic.

• Cover the stack with 6 mil

black plastic, sealing around

the edges with dirt or sand.

Leave a small space on one side

toward the center of the stack to

insert a pipe for adding ammonia.

• Insert a pipe 6 to 10 feet

long on the ground and seal

with loose soil around the pipe.

Make sure the pipe has the

proper fitting to match the

anhydrous hose when attached.

• Remember to wear goggles,

rubber gloves, and protective

clothing when working

with anhydrous ammonia.

doors. Potlucks are a practical

choice for many families as

long as the majority of people

traveling from a great distance.

To make the meal even more

special, fix some family tradition-type

recipes and share the

history. For my family, no get

together is complete without

“Susie’s Rolls”. These hot rolls

are something everyone looks

forward to at the Latta Family

gathering. Amy’s deviled eggs

are another favorite and stories

about how the eggs were made

or funny antidotes about deviled

eggs are shared while

everyone is eating this delicious

family favorite.

What you plan to do at a

family reunion is only limited

by your creativity. Try holding

a trivia contest with objects that

have unusual histories of uses.

However the ACA makes

everything more complex and

more expensive without connecting

the economics of medicine

to the real needs of real

Americans.”

Dr. Colyer emphasized the

better way of improving healthcare

in Kansas and the U.S. was

through state based solutions,

not a one size fits all

Washington solution as proposed

by ObamaCare.

“It is naive to think that one

huge piece of legislation will

solve a complicated problem

like healthcare. We need to

continually improve and work

on it. And the best way is to do

it in continuous incremental

reforms on the state and federal

levels,” Colyer told the committee.

Emma Lou Nelson (backgrown) with her granddaughter Susan Steinfort (top right)

and great- granddaughters Audra, Leah and Abbigail Steinfort. Audra and Abbigail

brought their bucket calves (Olivia and Rose) to show our residents. The girls will be

taking them to the fair this year - Good Luck Girls!!!

• Attach anhydrous hose to

the pipe under the stack and

open valves slowly until plastic

balloons slightly. Turn off

valves and stop to check for

leaks in the plastic, sealing

holes and tears with duct tape.

Once holes are sealed, slowly

add the remainder of the anhydrous.

• Add 60 pounds of anhydrous

ammonia per ton of dry

forage. It is easiest to do the

math ahead of time and only

have the amount of anhydrous

that you need in the tank. Then

you can open the valve and let

it run until it is empty.

• A 30 ton stack requires

about five hours for the ammonia

to be applied.

• After treatment is complete,

turn off the valve, remove the

pipe, and seal the area where

the pipe was removed.

• Wait at least a week and up

to eight weeks before removing

Be sure to share those family

photos. This might be a good

time to have others help you

identify unknown faces in

those old black and whites

stored in a shoebox.

Another idea is to consider

having a family talent show

and put the teens in charge.

Maybe there’s an uncle who

tells great jokes, a nephew who

whistles, or little Ross shares

favorit riddles. Just keep the

atmosphere light and keep

everyone from becoming too

serious. If you’re concerned

about generation gaps, consider

asking everyone to share memories

of their first day of

school”. Children are more

likely to become involved if

they can identify with some of

the events being described and

asked to share their own experiences.

While family reunions can

be burdensome to plan in an

already too busy lifestyle, they

are worth the effort. Family

members won’t be around forever

and it’s important to share

time together now - while you

can.

MARSHALL COUNTY HEALTH

DEPARTMENT

600 Broadway, Marysville, Ks

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

•Immunizations •WIC

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

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

HOURS:

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

Wed.:8am-8pm

Friday: Closed

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

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Works

Motorcraft oil and filter change, rotate and inspect four

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

filters, check belts and hoses. Top off all fluids.

Offer valid with coupon. Taxes extra. Expires 60 days

from 7-12-12.

Dick Edwards Ford Lincoln Mercury

7929 E. Highway 24, Manhattan, 785-776-4004

Are you in need of a change?

Are you interested in learning something new and interesting

from someone who has lived a part of history? Are you a

caring and compassionate person wanting to help care for and

spend some time with some wonderful people?

Cambridge Place in Marysville has the following career

opportunities available.

FT CNA nights

PT CMA evenings

FT CNA evenings

Apply at Cambridge Place, 1100 N. 16th St.,

Marysville, Ks 66508. Contact Deb Schwindamann

at 785-562-5321. Blue Valley Healthcare is an EOE

MARSHALL COUNTY

JULY 13-17


SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

Saturday, July 7

Softball Tournament – 8 a.m.

Thursday, July 12

2-4 p.m...................................Dog Agility Show

9 a.m........................................4-H Horse Show

Halter & Equestrian Events

Costume & Trail Classes

5 p.m..........................4-H Horse Speed Events

Friday, July 13

4-8 p.m............ All 4-H & Open Entries Accepted

6 p.m...................Beef, Sheep, Swine on Grounds

6-8 p.m................Weigh-In (Sheep, Beef, Swine)

7 p.m............................... Figure 8 Race (arena)

Saturday, July 14

All Day............................... Hedrick’s Petting Zoo

8 a.m......................... Judge Rabbits & Poultry

9 a.m......................................All entries in place

9 a.m...................... Judging of Entries - 4-H and

Open Class except Livestock

1 p.m.......................Senior Scholarship Quiz-Off

6 p.m........................Wrist Band Night (Carnival)

& PAT Kiddieland

7 p.m........................Sheep & Meat Goat Show

7 p.m.........................Demolition Derby (arena)

Sunday, July 15

All Day............................... Hedrick’s Petting Zoo

8 a.m....................... 10K Run (Barnyard Boogie)

9 a.m.................................................Beef Show

1 p.m.......................Bucket Calf Practice (arena)

6 p.m........................................... PAT Kiddieland

6 p.m....................................................... Parade

8 p.m.......... Pedal Tractor Pull and Watermelon

Feed (Farm Bureau & Kan Equip)

8 p.m...................................Tractor Pull (Arena)

Monday, July 16

All Day............................... Hedrick’s Petting Zoo

7:30 a.m. ....................................... Swine Show

10 a.m...................Dairy and Dairy Goat Show

3:30 p.m.........................Model Rocket Shoot-off

5 p.m. ...................................Bucket Calf Show

6 p.m...........Vopata Memorial Watermelon Feed

6 p.m........................Wrist Band Night (Carnival)

& PAT Kiddieland

7 p.m.......................Round Robin Showmanship

Tuesday, July 17

8:30 a.m.......................Decorated Cake Judging

10:30 a.m. ............ Livestock Judging Contest

5 p.m.............. 4-H Fashion Revue/Cake Auction

6 p.m.......... Fair Supper (Catered by Ricky’s Cafe)

6 p.m........................Wrist Band Night (Carnival)

& PAT Kiddieland

7 p.m.- 9 p.m..........................4-H & Open Class

Exhibits Released

7:30 p.m...............................Livestock Auction

9 p.m................... Fair Clean Up; Load Livestock

Wednesday, July 18

9 a.m.............................................Fair Clean Up

FAIRGROUNDS ARENA

SAT., JULY 14

Starting at 7:00 P.M.

For more information, contact the Fair Office at 785-363-7306

Fair Website: www.mscountyfair.com

— 2012 MARSHALL COUNTY FAIR SPONSORS —

Wagon Wheel Café, Cake Buyers

Dinner, Marysville

Marysville Livestock Exchange, Livestock

Buyers Dinner, Marysville

Thermal Comfort Air, Manhattan-

Kiddie Train Rides

Marshall County Commissioners

Leo Ring Trust

Country Futures, Frankfort

Pacha Construction, Marysville

First National Bank, Frankfort

Alcove Ranch LLC, Blue Rapids

plastic. Treatment time is much

less during warm weather

about one week when the temperature

is above 86 degrees

and four to eight weeks when

the temperature is below 59

degrees.

• Open one end of the stack

three to five days before feeding

to allow excess ammonia to

dissipate.

For more information, you

can contact me at the Marshall

County Extension Office by

calling (785) 562-3531, or Email

me with your questions at

mvogt@ksu.edu.

Citizen’s Insurance, Marysville,

Hanover and Waterville

State Bank of Blue Rapids

Marshall County Development

Corporation/Tourism

Animal Clinic PA, Frankfort

Mason Tax & Accounting,Marysville

Marysville Advocate, Marysville

M & R Auto Parts, Frankfort

Pope Disposal, Blue Rapids

Terry-Christie Funeral Home,

Waterville

Sandmann Plumbing, Frankfort

Cambridge Place and Blue Valley

Senior Living, Marysville &

Blue Rapids

Casey's General Store, Blue Rapids

First Commerce Bank, Marysville

Marysville Chiropractic Clinic PA,

Marysville

Citizens State Bank, Marysville,

Hanover & Waterville

Frontier Farm Credit, Marysville

Dr. David Hamel, DDS, Marysville

Dane’s Automotive, Waterville

Wal-Mart, Marysville

Country Place Senior Living, Marysville

Sharp Manufacturing Inc., Blue Rapids

Marysville Ready Mix, Marysville

Vintage Charm Bed and Breakfast,

Waterville

Pioneer Seed (Steve Hirt &

Johnathan Oatney), Waterville

Orv’s Fire Arms (Terry Carter), Blue

Rapids

Promotions Plus LLC. Waterville


News Blue Rapids Free Press - Thursday, July 12, 2012 6A

VH Classroom 2012-13 Supplies

Computers Taking $3 Million Out Of State Revenues

By Gene Meyer

Kansas Reporter

MISSION — In May and

June of last year, the Kansas

Division of Motor

Vehicles brought in some $18

million from tags and licenses.

This year — May 8 to be

exact — the Kansas Revenue

Department installed a $40 million

3M Corp computer system

designed to help the DMV run

more efficiently, more proficiently.

That hasn’t happened.

Mostly, the computers have

flashed a metaphorical error

message.

In May and June this year,

the DMV has brought in about

$15 million, said Steve

Stotts, the revenue departments

tax operations chief.

All but $300,000 of that $3

million drop hit in May, when

Kansas shut down its DMV

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News Blue Rapids Free Press - Thursday, July 12, 2012

Marshall County Minutes

June 25, 2012

The Board of Marshall

County Commissioners met in

regular adjourned session with

Thomas K. Holle Chairman;

Charles R. Loiseau and Robert

S. Connell members and Sonya

L. Stohs, County Clerk 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 Charles R.

Loiseau seconded by Robert S.

Connell. Unanimous.

Custodian Lou Wassenberg

met with the Board to present

the 2013 Custodian budget in

the amount of $ 39,770.00

which is the same as the 2012

budget.

Register of Deeds Martha

Roesch met with the Board to

present the 2013 Register of

Deeds budget in the amount of

$89,608.00 which is a $950.00

increase from the 2012 budget.

Blue Rapids City Township

Officers Harry Steinfort and

Gus Sandmann met with the

Board about the township roads

being used for the K-9

Highway closing. The Board

directed them to the Kansas

Department of Transportation

because it is there road project.

Clerk of the District Clerk

Nancy Koch met with the

Board to present the 2013

District Court budget in the

amount of $120,427.40 which

is an increase of $6,354.40

from the 2012 budget.

Charles R. Loiseau moved,

seconded by Robert S. Connell

to approve the following purchase

order. Unanimous.

Brown County Treasurer,

Hiawatha, KS for share of 4-

County budget $709.05-

General (District Court) fund-

P.O. # 4200

Public Works Administrator

Mike Craig and Public Works

Coordinating Supervisor Larry

Polson met with the Board.

Robert S. Connell moved,

seconded by Charles R.

Loiseau to approve the following

purchase order.

Unanimous.

Koch Excavating, Axtell, KS

for machine hire $1,562.50-

Road & Bridge fund-P.O. #

106965

Public Works Administrator

Mike Craig presented the following

budgets:

2013 Road & Bridge budget

in the amount of $2,712,250.00

which is an increase of

$30,400.00 from the 2012

budget.

2013 Household Hazardous

Waste/Recycling budget in the

amount of $64,600.00 which is

the same as the 2012 budget.

2013 Noxious Weed budget

in the amount of $90,050.00

which is the same as the 2012

budget.

2013 Solid Waste Landfill

budget in the amount of

$375,950.00 which is a

$98,500.00 decrease from the

2012 budget.

The Board of Commissioners

held a 10:30 Public Hearing

to here input on the County

applying for a $250,000

HOME grant to rehabilitate 10-

15 homes in Marshall County.

Economic Development

Director George McCune,

Community Development

Coordinator Juanita McCune,

North Central Regional

Planning Commission Director

Doug McKinney, and Charles

Friedrichs, Bremen presented

at the hearing. Norma

Robinson, Marysville, Robert

Dallas, Frankfort, Carla Grund,

Marysville, Terry Hughes,

Marysville and Mr. and Mrs.

Toburen were present to give

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

785-363-2143

public input.

Charles R. Loiseau moved,

seconded by Thomas K. Holle

to approve Resolution # 12-06-

25-1 to certifying legal authority

to apply for 2012 HOME

Investment Partnership

Program from the Kansas

Housing Resource Corporation

and authorizing the Chairman

of the Board of County

Commissioners to sign and

submit such application.

Motion carried. Commissioner

Connell voted no.

RSVP Director Joni

Spellmeier met with the Board

to present the 2013 RSVP

budget appropriation in the

amount of $15,000.00 which is

the same as the 2012 budget

appropriation.

Emergency Management

Director William Schwindamann

Jr. met with the Board to

present the 2013 Emergency

Management budget in the

amount of $83,890.00 which is

the same as the 2012 budget.

Sheriff Daniel A. Hargrave

met with the Board to present

the 2013 Sheriff budget in the

amount of $999,971.00 which

is the same as the 2012 budget.

Robert S. Connell moved,

seconded by Charles R.

Loiseau to go into executive

session at the request of

Commissioner Connell for five

minutes at 11:45 a.m. to discuss

matters of non-elected personnel

with Sheriff Daniel A.

Hargrave present. Unanimous.

The Board received the 2013

Fair Board appropriation budget

in the amount of $29,600.00

which is the same as the 2012

budget.

Economic Development

Director George McCune,

Community Development

Coordinator Juanita McCune

met with the Board to present

the 2013 Economic

Development appropriation

budget in the amount of

$57,050.00 which is an

increase of $250.00 from the

2012 budget.

Extension Agent Mike Vogt

met with the Board at their

request to answer some questions

that were brought up last

week in the meeting.

Charles R. Loiseau moved,

seconded by Robert S. Connell

to approve the County’s share

of payrolls and related vouchers,

as presented, processed the

motor vehicle payroll and

issued manual warrants from

the respective funds.

Unanimous.

Agency on Aging Director

Heather Ruhkamp met with the

Board to ask for the following

step increases Eldon

Zimmerman, Marysville from

Clerk II, Step I at $12.87 an

hour to Clerk II, Step II at

$13.07 an hour; Roberta

Temeyer, Marysville from

Clerk I, Step II at $12.59 an

hour to Clerk II, Step I at

$12.87 an hour; and Ruth

Kracht, Marysville from $11.95

an hour to Clerk I, Step I at

12.25 an hour effective July 1,

2012.

Charles R. Loiseau moved,

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

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

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seconded by Thomas K. Holle

to approve the following step

increases Eldon Zimmerman,

Marysville from Clerk II, Step I

at $12.87 an hour to Clerk II,

Step II at $13.07 an hour;

Roberta Temeyer, Marysville

from Clerk I, Step II at $12.59

an hour to Clerk II, Step I at

$12.87 an hour; and Ruth

Kracht, Marysville from $11.95

an hour to Clerk I, Step I at

12.25 an hour effective July 1,

2012. Unanimous.

County Appraiser Janet

Duever met with the Board to

recommend a step increase for

Mandy Cook, Marysville from

Clerk I, Step I at $12.55 an

hour to Clerk I, Step II at

$12.89 an hour effective July 1,

2012.

Thomas K. Holle moved,

seconded by Robert S. Connell

to approve a step increase for

Mandy Cook, Marysville from

Clerk I, Step I at $12.55 an

hour to Clerk I, Step II at

$12.89 an hour effective July 1,

2012. Unanimous.

County Appraiser Janet

Duever presented the 2013

Appraiser budget in the amount

of $168,160.00 which is a

$120.00 decrease from the

2012 budget.

Agency on Aging Director

Heather Ruhkamp met with the

Board. Thomas K. Holle

moved, seconded by Robert S.

Connell to go into executive

session for ten minutes at 1:30

p.m. to discuss matters of nonelected

personnel with Agency

on Aging Director Heather

Ruhkamp present. Unanimous.

The Board gave Agency on

Aging Director Heather

Ruhkamp permission to go out

for bids on a vehicle and tradein

the 2006 Dodge Magnum.

Commissioner Connell left

the meeting at 1:45 p.m.

County Clerk Sonya L. Stohs

presented the following budgets:

2013 County Clerk budget in

the amount of $125,550.00

which is the same as the 2012

budget.

2013 Election budget in the

amount of $88,800.00 which is

the same as the 2012 budget.

2013 Commissioners budget

in the amount of $106,800.00

which is the same as the 2012

budget.

Health Department Office

Manager Mary Weeks met with

PUBLISHED WEEKLY EVERY THURSDAY

“Were it left to me to decide whether

we should have a government without

newspapers or newspapers without a

government, I should not hesitate a

moment to prefer the latter.”

- Thomas Jefferson, 1787

Competitive Pricing per ton for scrap

iron.

SMITTY’S

785-736-2964

Axtell, Kansas

Trevor Lundberg

785-770-2271

Frankfort, KS

Commercial & Residential

Hauling

For Blue Rapids and

Waterville

785-363-7537 Jerry Pope, Owner

the Board to present the 2013

Health Department budget in

the amount $489,588.00 which

is an increase $32,503.00 from

the 2012 budget.

Charles R. Loiseau moved,

seconded by Thomas K. Holle

to adjourn at 2:10 p.m. Motion

carried. The next scheduled

meeting will be Monday, July

2, 2012 starting at 9:00 a.m.

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Residential

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Quality Fencing Since 1980

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7A

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Jon A. and Linda L. Brake, Publishers

Deb Barrington, Managing Editor

Web site: bluerapidsfreepress.com

Street Address:

203 East 5th St.

Mailing Address:

Box 176, Blue Rapids, Kansas, 66411

E-Mail:

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Classifieds...

Adoption

ADOPTION Loving couple

wishes to give love, happiness

and security to your newborn.

Let’s help each other. Can help

with expenses. Donna & Al

877-492-8546

Adoption

ADOPTION: Young, loving,

financially secure, happily married

couple wishes to adopt

infant. Expenses Paid. Call

Denise & Kevin 888-927-2364

Career Opportunity

ATTEND COLLEGE

ONLINE from Home.

*Medical, *Business,

*Criminal Justice, *Hospitality.

Job placement assistance.

Computer available. Financial

DCH Enterprises, Inc. doing business as

Dave’s Body Shop and R&K Service

Windshields

Paintless

dent repair

Spray-in

Bedliner

Contact

Dave or Keith

562-2338 562-3336

Come on out for a free estimate at

742 Pony Express Hwy.

west of Marysville

Aid if qualified. SCHEV certified.

Call 888-220-3977

www.CenturaOnline.com

Help Wanted

Exp. Flatbed Drivers:

Regional opportunities now

open with plenty of freight &

great pay! 800-277-0212 or

primeinc.com

Help Wanted/Truck Driver

Drivers: Class A CDL Driver

Training. Ask about our ZERO

training cost when you enroll in

class the week of 7/09, with

employment commitment.

Experienced Drivers also

Needed! Central Refrigerated

(877) 369-7885 www.centraltruckdrivingjobs.com

Owners: David & Christina Hartsook

Farmers Service

125 South Colorado

Waterville, KS

785-363-2581

Full Service

Mechanic On Duty

Services Provided: Gas, Oil Change,

Complete Car Care, Car Wash, Licensed Gun Dealer,

Interstate Batteries, Hydraulic Hoses, Roller Chains,

Oils and Greases

Blue Valley

Senior Living

710 Western Ave.

Blue Rapids, Ks 66411

785-363-7777

“We have a warm friendly home like environment that

you feel when you enter the door.”

NoSchoolforElementary

SchoolinSession

Parent/TeacherConferences

SpringBreak

Brakes

Tue ups

Exhaust

Engine repair

Help Wanted/Truck Driver

Owner Operators Weekly

Home Time Only One

Customer! Class-A CDL, 1

year experience, 6+ months

tanker experience. 866-478-

9965 DriveForGreatwide.com

Help Wanted/Truck Driver

“You got the drive, We have

the Direction” OTR Drivers

APU Equipped Pre-Pass EZpass

Pets/passenger policy.

Newer equipment. 100% NO

touch. 1-800-528-7825

Misc.

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Maintenance Tech. FAA

approved training. Financial

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Pet Supplies

All New Happy Jack(r)

Xylecide(r) shampoo: treats

allergy and fungus related skin

infections on dogs & horses

without steroids, Orscheln

Farm & Home Stores.

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Sporting Goods

GUN SHOW JULY 14-15

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Office Hours: Monday, Tuesday,

Thursday, & Friday

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

5 p.m.

600 Sharp, Blue Rapids

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

Marysville, Kansas

Route 77 Corner Stores

Blue Rapids 785-363-7364

Waterville 785-363-2641

Roy and Mandi Hartloff

8A

Cindy’s Country Inn

420 South Colorado

Waterville, Ks

785-363-2192

Daily Specials

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

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

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

Terry-Christie

Funeral Home

308 West Walnut, Waterville

785-363-2627

“A Personal Approach to Service at a Very

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News Blue Rapids Free Press - Thursday, July 12, 2012

Making Them Go Boom...

Fireman Jeff Pishny runs the wires away from the fireworks so the display can be safe. Several firemen and

Chamber members worked for hours getting the fireworks ready.

“Follies” Was A Big Hit Last Week

From Ragtime to Jazz to

silent movies, the Waterville

Opera House was alive with

music, dance and colorful, period

costumes throughout the

performances of the “Opera

House Follies” at Waterville’s

historic opera house.

Laughter filled the house as

the audience reminisced the

vaudeville era with songs like “

Ragtime Life”, “Life on the

Wicked Stage” and “Take

Your Girly to the Movies”.

The stage was alive with

dances from “The Kansas City

Rag” to the “Last Great Waltz”.

With great humor, the Prairie

Prattle Gals, Carrie Nation,

Amelia Earhart, Mary

Elizabeth Lease and Squirrel

Tooth Alice, reminded the audience

of prohibition and

women’s rights!

All this gaity was enhanced

by the talent of our resident

producer, director and musician

from the College of William

and Mary, Gary Green, who

graciously donated his time and

talent to bring back the “good

ole days of vaudeville” to the

historic Waterville Opera

House.

Congratulations is extended

to the cast, stage crew and costume

designers (Gary’s sisters)

for a summer’s evening of

fun!!!

Valley Heights Budget Notice

STATE OF KANSAS USD# 498

Budget Form USD-A

2012-2013

NOTICE OF HEARING 2012-2013 BUDGET

The governing body of Unified School District 498 will meet on the 13th day of August, 2012 at 5:45 PM,

at 121 E. Commercial, Waterville, KS for the purpose of hearing and answering objections of taxpayers relating to the proposed

use of all funds and the amount of tax to be levied. Detailed budget information (including budget profile) is available at

District Office and will be available at this hearing.

The Amount of 2012 Tax to be Levied and Expenditures (published below) establish the maximum limits of the 2012-2013 Budget.

The "Est. Tax Rate" in the far right column, shown for comparative purposes, is subject to slight change depending on final assessed valuation.

2010-2011 Actual 2011-2012 Actual PROPOSED BUDGET 2012-2013

Actual Actual Amount of 2012 Est.

Code Actual Tax Actual Tax Tax to Tax

99 Expenditures Rate* Expenditures Rate* Expenditures be Levied Rate*

Line (1) (2) (3) (4) (5) (6) (7)

OPERATING

General 06 3,184,612 20.000 3,076,835 20.000 3,065,027 301,221 20.000

Supplemental General (LOB)

SPECIAL REVENUE

08 1,084,913 28.885 1,053,301 31.635 1,065,324 465,833 27.199

Adult Education 10 0 0.000 0 0.000 0 0 0.000

Adult Supplemental Education 12 0 0 0

Bilingual Education 14 1,500 300 0

Virtual Education 15 0 0 0

Capital Outlay 16 44,800 3.009 159,159 0.000 537,000 85,635 5.000

Driver Training 18 3,010 5,499 9,200

Extraordinary School Program 22 0 0 0

Food Service 24 322,828 291,472 333,500

Professional Development 26 39,305 55,009 69,115

Parent Education Program 28 99,108 99,376 111,100

Summer School 29 0 63 13,800

Special Education 30 682,750 785,259 868,526

Vocational Education 34 87,292 83,515 106,650

Special Liability Expense Fund 42 0 0.000 0 0.000 0 0 0.000

School Retirement 44 0 0.000 0 0.000 0 0 0.000

Extraordinary Growth Facilities 45 0 0.000 0 0.000 0 0 0.000

Special Reserve Fund 47 0 0

Federal Funds 07 106,095 88,741 0

Gifts and Grants 35 835 7,059 7,000

At Risk (4Yr Old) 11 13,980 15,814 21,015

Cost of Living 33 0 0.000 0 0.000 0 0 0.000

At Risk (K-12) 13 315,350 387,505 359,000

Declining Enrollment

g

19 0 0.000 0 0.000 0 0 0.000

2012-2013 2010-2011 Actual 2011-2012 Actual PROPOSED BUDGET 2012-2013

Actual Actual Amount of 2012 Est.

Code Actual Tax Actual Tax Tax to Tax

Fund—Continued 99 Expenditures Rate* Expenditures Rate* Expenditures be Levied Rate*

Line (1) (2) (3) (4) (5) (6) (7)

KPERS Special Retirement Contribution 51 152,605 256,147 266,098

Contingency Reserve 53 0 29,987

Textbook & Student Material Revolving 55 0 0

Activity Fund 56 31,993 43,339

Tuition Reimbursement Fund

DEBT SERVICE

57 0 0 0

Bond and Interest #1 62 285,193 6.370 289,472 6.789 292,983 107,136 6.255

Bond and Interest #2 63 0 0.000 0 0.000 0 0 0.000

No-Fund Warrant 66 0 0.000 0 0.000 0 0 0.000

Special Assessment 67 0 0.000 0 0.000 0 0 0.000

Temporary Note

COOPERATIVES**

68 0 0.000 0 0.000 0 0 0.000

Special Education 78 0 0 0

TOTAL USD EXPENDITURES 100 6,456,169 58.264 6,727,852 58.424 7,125,338 959,825 58.454

Less: Transfers 105 1,309,501 xxxxxx 1,406,652 xxxxxx 1,239,359 xxxxxxxx xxxxxxx

NET USD EXPENDITURES 110 5,146,668 xxxxxx 5,321,200 xxxxxx 5,885,979 xxxxxxxx xxxxxxx

TOTAL USD TAXES LEVIED 115 891,342 xxxxxx 920,404 xxxxxx 959,825 xxxxxxxx xxxxxxx

OTHER

Historical Museum 80 0 0.000 0 0.000 0 0 0.000

Public Library Board 82 0 0.000 0 0.000 0 0 0.000

Public Library Board Employee Benefits 83 0 0.000 0 0.000 0 0 0.000

Recreation Commission 84 0 0.000 0 0.000 0 0 0.000

Rec Comm Emp Benefits & Spec Liab 86 0 0.000 0 0.000 0 0 0.000

TOTAL OTHER 120 0 0.000 0 0.000 0 0 0.000

TOTAL TAXES LEVIED 125 891,342 920,404 959,825

Assessed Valuation - General Fund 128 $13,750,096 $14,193,997 $15,061,038

Assessed Valuation - All Other Funds 130 $15,820,804 $16,255,996 $17,126,942

Outstanding Indebtedness, July 1 2010 2011 2012

General Obligation Bonds 135 3,275,000 3,130,000 2,975,000

Capital Outlay Bonds 140 0 0 0

Temporary Note 145 0 0 0

No-Fund Warrant 150 0 0 0

Lease Purchase Principal 153 0 0 0

TOTAL USD DEBT 155 3,275,000 3,130,000 2,975,000

* Tax Rates are expressed in Mills

** Sponsoring District Only

President Clerk of the Board

Announcing

“Nail Tech”

Kayla

Insogna

Appointments

can be made

Tuesday 4-9

Saturday All Day

Marshall County

Housing Survey

9A

Whitney’s Hair & Tanning Salon

107 East Commercial

Waterville, Ks

Office: 785-363-2721 - Cell 785-268-1055

THANK YOU

The Blue Rapids Chamber of Commerce and the Blue

Rapids Volunteer Fire Department wish to thank the City

of Blue Rapids and the following Businesses and

Individuals for their donations to the Blue Rapids

Independence Day Celebration.

2012 Donations

Richard & Mary Ann Spunaugle

Helen Johnston, Patsy Jackson

Ivan Hula

Harry & Kathy Steinfort

Mel & Liz Bartz

Tammy Parke Real Estate

Blue Rapids Merchantile

Alcove Ranch - Dr. Ken & Zita Duensing

Blue Rapids Freee Press - Jon & Linda

Brake

Vic and Norma Stanley

John Nowak

Marysville Ready Mix

Vintage Charm Bed & Breakfast - Ann &

Tony Mann

T’s Liquor - Terri Niemeier

Spring Hill Herefords, Dave & Delores

Stump

After Hours Feed Supply

Home Oil - Rob and Kay Hartloff

Titan Trailer Manufacturing

Blue Valley Nursing Home

Casey General Store

State Bank of Blue Rapids

Pope Disposal - Jerry & Jan Pope

Terry-Christie Funeral Home

Sharp Manufacturing

The Telegraph

A special thanks goes out to Sharp Manufacturing for the

loan of a trailer.

Questions 1 thru 5 are voluntary

1. Name ________________________________

2. Address ______________________________

3. City ___________________ State_________

4. Zip ___________ Phone_______________

5. Email _______________________________

6. I prefer to ( ) RENT or ( ) OWN a home

7. I prefer a ( ) 1 BEDROOM ( ) 2 BEDROOM

( ) 3 BEDROOM ( ) 4 BEDROOM

8. I prefer ( ) 1BATHROOM ( ) 2 BATHROOMS

9. Number of persons in your household ________

10. Do you currently ( ) RENT ( ) OWN

11. Number of miles you commute each day to

work ____________

12. What is your current annual household income?

( ) under $25K ( )$25K to $40K

( ) $41K to $55K ( ) $56K to $75K ( ) $76K+

13. What is the most your family could afford to

purchase a home? ( ) LESS THAN $45K

( ) $45 to $85K ( ) $86 to $115K

( ) $136 To 175K ( ) $176 To 225K

( ) $116 to $135K ( ) $226+

14. What can you afford for a monthly payment or

rent? ( ) Less than $320 ( ) $320 to $645

( ) $650 to $870 ( )$875 to $1050 ( )$1,100+

15. In which of the following communities would

you prefer to live? ( Axtell) ( ) Beattie

( ) Blue Rapids ( )Frankfort ( ) Marysville


( ) Waterville ( ) Rural Marshall County

16. Which of the following housing types would you

most like to live in? ( )Single Family

( ) Duplex ( ) Townhouse ( ) Apartment

( ) Highrise ( ) Other____________________

Additional Comments Appreciated!

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Please Return By July 31, 2012 to

Marshall County Partnership For Growth

P.O. Box 391, Marysville, KS 66508


News Blue Rapids Free Press - Thursday, July 12, 2012 10A

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Maddie Saunders throws a ringer. Adrian Pihny takes part in the Cow Pie Throwing Contest.

Lydia Wessel liked the beans.

Photos by Deb Barrington,

Linda and Jon Brake

Dick Blaske buys a duck for the race.

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