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Take One

Vol. 1 Number 34 Thursday, February 18, 2010

Naming Of

Bridge Passes

Kansas House

The Kansas House of

Representatives approved a bill

that was introduced by State

Representative Sharon Schwartz

to name bridge No. 62 on U.S.

Highway 77 that goes over the

Big Blue River east of Blue

Rapids in Marshall County as the

Lt. Michael Hugh Breeding

Memorial Bridge.

That means the measure is

halfway through the legislative

process. It now goes to the Senate

for the state senators’ consideration.

It passed the House 122-0.

If the Senate passes the bill the

sigh will read:







The first two lines will be in

6” letters – the third line will be in

4” letters – and the last two lines

will be in 3” letters.

The old “New” bridge will be replaced starting sometime this year.

Marshall County Walk

Program Start March 8th

Through a modest increase in

daily activity, most Americans

can improve their health. Walk

Kansas is a program that persuades

and motivates people of

all ages to make that most important

change...to get started. It is a

program that is simple, inexpensive,

and safe.

All you need is a team of four

people and a desire to get moving.

Teams do not really walk or

ride together, although they may

if they want, they simply pool

their minutes each week to work

towards their set goal. So, get

fired up, dust off the sneakers and

prepare to join us for this 10 week

journey across Kansas. Here are

the “steps” to Walk Kansas.

1. Form a team. 1 captain and

3 members to walk, bike, run, lift

weights to accumulate minutes to

“walk” across Kansas.

2. Each member will receive a

packet of materials.

3. Begin exercising and start

BB Skit TB

HGL Skit (Can of Cola) B

WA Pantomime 1ST AB

HCH Girls, Jr. Other Dance TB



Name Club Instrument Rating

Levi Nordhus SF Piano B

Benjamin Frese SF Piano B

Rachel Frese SF Piano B

Casey Cohorst SF Trombone R

Catherine Toerber WA Violin R

Emma Toerber WA Piano R

Jerrod Prebyl BB Trumpet R

Aleah Staggenborg HH’s Piano R

Aleah Staggenborg HH’s Violin R

Trent Staggenborg HH’s Piano B

Jenna Staggenborg HH’s Piano B

Jenna Staggenborg HH’s Violin R

The Waterville Summer

Theater will produce the musical,

“Taffeta Memories” based on

material originally conceived,

written and arranged by Rick

Lewis. Bevy Roepke is the director.

The play is described as

“senior musical moments through

the fabulous fifties.”

You are invited to sit back and

enjoy the songs you remember

from high school perhaps, or the

ones your moms and dads talk


The cast includes Kim Oatney,

Kathi Menzel, Deb Huylett, and

Pam White. Deb is the Waterville

recording miles on March 8 for

the ten week period.

4. We will party at the end of

the 10 weeks to celebrate our

accomplishments. Attendance is


There is a small fee to participate

in this program. T-shirts and

sweatshirts are an additional cost.

For more information about Walk

Kansas contact the Marshall

County Extension Office at 1201

Broadway in Marysville, call

785-562-3531, or e-mail slatta@ksu.edu

Monday through

Friday 8:30 A.M. to 5:00 P.M.

4-H’er Participate In Marshall County 4-H Club Day

The Marshall County 4-H Club

Day was held on Saturday,

February 13, 2010 at the

Marysville Junior-Senior High

School. About 120 4-H’ers participated

in the 2010 Marshall

County 4-H Club Day.

During Marshall County

4-H Club Day, 4-H'ers make public

presentations to share things

they've learned through 4-H.

Presentations include speaking

project talks, public speaking,

demonstrations and illustrated

talks, talent and musical numbers

(solo and group), and model

meetings. The presentations are

evaluated and awarded top

blue,(qualify for Regional Club

Day) alternate top blue, blue, red,

or white ribbons. 4-H'ers are

divided into junior (7-12 years

old) and senior (13-19 years old)

age divisions for competition.

Top entries in each division are

eligible to compete at Regional 4-

H Club Day in Clay Center on

Saturday, March 27, 2010. The



Name Club Rating

Josh Cohorst HCH 1ST AB

Bryson Meinhardt SF TB

Kaleb & Megan Buessing ABB B

Raudy Latta SF TB


Name Club Rating

Caleb Obermeyer, Sr. Int BB B

Angela Prebyl, Jr. Int BB B

Madison Voet, Jr. Int BB TB

Chloe Voet, Jr. Int BB B

Sara Hermann, Jr. Int BB R

Jerrod Prebyl, Sr. Int BB B

Trisha Mathewson, Jr. Int ABB B

Audrey Schmitz, Sr. Int ABB TB

Austin Schmitz, Sr. Int ABB 1ST AB

Winsten Mathewson, Sr. Int ABB


Kristena Crumbley, Sr. Int WA B

Henry Luebcke, Jr. Int BH B

Martin Howard, Sr. Int BH 2ND AB

Aleah Staggenborg, Jr HH’s B

Grant Fincham, Jr. Solo HCH 1ST


Kortney Schmitz, Jr. Int HCH B

Anna Cohorst, Jr. Solo HCH TB

Josh Cohorst, Jr. Int HCH 2ND AB


Name Club Rating

Austin Schmitz ABB TB

Jennifer Vogt BH 1ST AB

Martin Howard BH R

Shelby Bargmann BH TB

Audrey Schmitz ABB B


Name Club Rating

Cade Cohorst SF B

Isaac Campbell HCH B

Tricia Schmitz ABB TB/SF

Emily Meinhardt SF 1ST AB/SF

Oliver Schmitz ABB B/SF

T Mathewson/S Schmitz ABB B

Alex Matson/Donovan Blagg HGL B

Samuel Gros HGL B

Jarrett Gros HGL B

Jade Rumbo HGL R

Kobe Rumbo HGL R

Nick Blagg/Cole Matson HGL B


Name Club Rating

Addie Wassenberg WA TB/SF

Kristena Crumbley WA W

Cole Maddox WA TB/SF

Tracy Schmitz ABB W

David Luebcke BH W

Chris Bargmann BH B/SF

Nathan Vogt BH R

Tristan Schmitz HCH W

Wesley Denton WA TB

Grant Fincham HCH B

Kortney Schmitz HCH B

Dalton Joseph WA B




Name Club Rating

Scotti Claeys, Sr BB TB

Beth Scannicchio/Trisha Mathewson


Austin Schmitz, Sr ABB R

Audrey Schmitz, Sr ABB 1ST AB

Tracy Schmitz, Sr ABB R

Beth Scannicchio ABB R



Name Club Instrument Rating

Tracy Schmitz ABB Piano 2ND AB

Audrey Schmitz ABB Piano B

Austin Schmitz ABB Piano B

Tyler Nordhus SF Piano 1ST AB

Andrew Frese SF Piano B

Annalise Dwerlkotte HH’s Piano R

Scotti Claeys BB Clarinet TB

Elaini Pinnick WA Violin B

Sarah & Elaini Pinnick WA Inst

Ensemble R

Coleman Forst BH Piano R


Elaini Pinnick, Sr. Other Talent, WA


Audrey Schmitz/Megan Buessing, Sr.

Other Dance, ABB TB

Hali Stiner, Choreographed, WTW


ABB/HCH, Jr. Square Dance TB

ABB/HCH, Sr. Square Dance TB

Father Shaughnessy

In Lincoln Hospital

Father Jim Shaughnessy of the

St. Monica/St. Elizabeth Catholic

Church in Blue Rapids had heart

surgery early this week.

Father Shaughnessy is reported

to be doing well at a Lincoln, Ne


Tricia Schmitz ABB Piano B

Tricia Schmitz ABB Violin B

Oliver Schmitz ABB Piano B

Oliver Schmitz ABB Violin B

Simon Schmitz ABB Piano B

Grace Luebcke BH Clarinet B

Michaela Forst BH Piano TB

Isaac Campbell HCH Piano B

Grant Fincham HCH Piano B

Grant Fincham HCH Violin 1ST AB

Allison Fincham HCH Piano B

Allison Fincham HCH Violin B

Josh Cohorst HCH Piano B

Anna Cohorst HCH Piano B

Victoria Koch HCH Piano B


Bremen Hustlers - TB

Home City Hustlers - R

Summer Theater

Will Produce Musical

Postmaster and lives in

Leanordville. Kim, Kathi, and

Pam live in Waterville and are

familiar to most. The band backing

them will include Bev Hedke

on piano, Ron Roepke with

drums, and Josh Link on guitar.

The play will be presented at

the Waterville Opera House on

Friday, March 19 and Saturday,

March 20 at 8:00pm and on

Sunday, March 21 at 2:30pm. The

Weaver Hotel will be offering

dinner by reservation before the

play on Saturday, March 20.

For information call the

Weaver Hotel at 785-363-2515

NEWS EWS Blue Rapids Free Press - Thursday, February 18, 2010

Valley Heights Seniors’ Of The Week


Timothy Laughlin

April 29, 1992

By: Sam Jones

While walking down the halls

and asking students to describe

Tim Laughlin, there were many

different responses. Sophomore

Miranda Tormandson said “he’s a

fruit cake because he’s always

doing unordinary things.” Junior,

Miranda Bargdill said “he’s a ray

of sunshine and brightens everyone’s

day.” Senior Donovan

Bradley said “zealous is the work

that comes to mind, because he

pursues what he’s interested in.”

Mrs. Glowacki described Tim as

“adventurous, because he’s never

afraid to try something new.”

Mrs. Dobrovolny said “Tim

Laughlin’s a master mind with all

the stunts and acts he pulls off.”

Freshmen Devin Griffey said

“he’s unique because he has his

own sense of humor and doesn’t

follow what other people do.

“Being involved in many

school activities gives me an

advantage. It has taught me to

multi-task, understand others, and

has exposed me to different

things,” said Tim. He has been a

great leader for the Valley

Heights student body by participating

in NHS (National Honors

Society) 2 years, Model UN 1

year, sophomore class representative,

junior and senior class president

and NHS vice president.

Tim also enjoys working with

younger students. He has been a

7th grade mentor for 2 years, and

peer tutor for Mrs. Gunn’s Tech

class. Tim hopes this will help

him get in to Baker then later

By Megan Wanamaker

Stepping up to a bigger competitor,

the Valley Heights Mustangs

played the Wamego Raiders on

February 5. The Lady Mustangs

started out the evening with a great

start. The ladies started off with a

lead and continued till the end

where they showed a 3A team that

they could compete at a higher

level. “Our effort and focus were

very good early in the game. Every

athlete that played contributed

something positive that helped us

be successful,” said Coach Noel.

Next was the varsity boy’s game.

The Mustangs had been preparing

for a tough game. Although they

ended with a lose, the Mustangs

played a great defensive game

holding a player with an average of

over 20 points a game to 10 points.

“Defensively we played a solid

game. Wamego not only has athletes,

they have great scorers. On

our end, we were unable to put the

ball in the basket. We allowed

transfer to KU to get a

Pharmaceutical degree.

Tim is the son of Tim and

Millie Laughlin. He has a brother

Alex, freshman, and has a dog

Scooter. “My parents have had

the most impact on me. Without

Timothy Laughlin

Wamego, Clifton-Clyde Basketball Recap

them to speed us up and knock us

off out cuts and it resulted in few

points for us,” said Coach


On February 9th, the Mustangs

played the Clifton-Clyde Eagles at

home. The Lady Mustangs started

off fighting for the lead and soon

took over in the 3rd quarter. The

ladies were able to keep their lead

to end with a win over the Eagles.

“The girls should be proud of their

effort and focus in the second half.

They should expect that type of

performance for 32 minutes of

every game,” said Coach Noel.

In the boy’s varsity game, the

Mustangs again started off fighting

for the top score but the Mustangs

were able to achieve the lead in the

end of the 2nd quarter. The 4th

quarter seemed to be the hardest

though. Mustangs stayed on top of

the game for most of the 4th quarter

but with about 1 minute left on

the clock the Eagles were able to

pull ahead. Soon the Mustangs

Valley Heights Recycling In Blue Rapids

The February Valley Heights

recycling collection will be

Saturday the 20th from 9:30 am

to 11:00 am. The collection trailer

is at the River-side Park in

Blue Rapids (fairgrounds) north

of the animal barns.

Please enter the park at the tennis

court entrance.

All typical recycled items will

be collected including electronic

materials (e-waste), paper, cardboard,

cans, junk mail, etc.

Plastics are limited to numbers

one (1) and two (2). Please rinse

food containers to reduce odors.

Pre-sorting material allows the

line to move smoothly for everyone.

We are also taking electronicwaste

this collection

We thank all our volunteers for

their dedication to this effort benefiting

the entire community. For

more information call Phil

Osborne at 363-7949 or Sammy

Parker at 363-2333.

them I wouldn’t be a person in the

first place, but I believe anyone

that has come into my life has had

an impact, whether it was big or

little,” said Tim.

fought back winning the game with

a score of 54 to 52. Coach

Plummer said about the win, “It

was exciting to end our 8 game losing

streak to a team that causes a lot

of problems for everyone in the

TVL. Our positive attitudes and

character got us through some

adversity and allowed our kids to

be confident down the stretch.”


Wamego 2-5-10 Clifton-Clyde 2-9-10

Name Points Points

Parker 22 15

Hargrave 15 11

Bargdill 10 9

Marquette 9 10

Lockhart 4 —

Musil 2 2

Botkin — 1

McNary— —

Wilkinson — —

Christie — —

Zidek — —

Team Total 62 55


Wamego 2-5-10 Clifton-Clyde 2-9-10

Name Points Points

Coon 9 —

Trimble, Cody 5 5

Andersen 3 6

Blackburn 3 17

Boeschling 2 2

Larson 2 —

Bradley 1 7

Laughlin — 10

Whiting— —

Dobrovolny — 7

Whitson — —

Ramsay — —

Trimble, Cody — —

Team Total 25 54



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Take One

Vol. 1 Number 34 Thursday, February 18, 2010

By Megan Wanamaker

All though the Valley Heights

Forensics meets have just started,

there are many achievements to

be proud of. In the first meet on

January 30th at Rock Creek,

Jessie Zidek qualified for state or

Champs as it is known in the

forensics world, with her third

place in poetry and Brooke

Claycamp qualified for Festival

also in poetry. Adding to the

Valley Heights forensic record,

Brooke Claycamp, Kayla Nordquist and Jessie Zidek

A Head Of The Game

senior Kayla Nordquist qualified

for state in poetry when she won

1st place in Seneca on February

6th over 35 other contestants. “It

was a great confidence booster

and it makes you feel like you

really did accomplish something,”

said Nordquist. At the

same meet Jessie Zidek took third

in poetry, qualifying again for

state and Jake Carlson medaled

with 4th place in Humorous Solo

Acting. Brooke Claycamp also

Luella Kurtz and Matt Fuller at the KAY Dance

Get Down With Your Bad Self

By: Sam Jones

The Valley Heights KAY

(Kansas Association of Youth)

club does many community projects,

but their favorite is the Twin

Valley Dance. This year the dance

was held on February 13 at Valley

Heights High School. “We look

forward to it every year, cause we

get to have fun and host a dance

while doing a community service

project,” said Megan

Wanamaker. Twin Valley brought

residents and the KAY members

competed in poetry barely missing

the final round and Alex

Laughlin competed in Improvised

Duet Acting (IDA) improving his

previous meet’s scores. The next

meet is in Hanover February

20th. Before that the group will

be performing for Rotary and the

grade schools. “Our kids are also

available to perform for outside

groups as we still need lots of

practice to continue improving

for state,” said Mrs. Coon

ate pizza and showed them a

good time while “busting-amove.”

Throughout the day

prizes were given out to the

guests. These prizes consisted of

pop, food, clothing, hats, etc.

There were about 78 people at the


M-Pact To

Preform In Area

The Marshall County Arts

Cooperative will bring the all-male a

cappella group, m-pact, to the area in

early March. While here, the group

will work with students from various

schools as well as give a free public

concert on Tuesday, March 2. The

concert will begin at 7:00 p.m. in the

Marysville High School auditorium.

“We are able to offer these concerts

free of charge because of the

generous funding we receive from

local trusts and supporters,” said

Wayne Kruse, the arts cooperative’s

executive director. “Because many

people believe in our mission and

donate to our cause, we are able to

provide free entertainment for area

residents. Tickets to a performance

such as this generally cost $20.00.

We strive to make sure that geography

is not a determining factor in

who has access to the arts and who

doesn’t, and we work to make sure

that economic factors don’t deter

people from attending events such as


The group, based out of Los

Angeles, combines the smooth soul

of Stevie Wonder, the percussive

power of Stomp, the funk of Earth,

Wind, and Fire, and the brass of the

Harry Connick Jr. Big Band – all created

by the human voice alone.

Hailed “one of the best pop-jazz

vocal groups in the world” by the

“San Francisco Chronicle,” m-pact is

respected worldwide as a cutting

edge trailblazer in the realm of vocal

music. Emerging from an age of

auto-tune and overproduction, this

sextet has cultivated a new generation

of ears hungry for the fresh, raw

power of nature’s “first instrument.”

While here, the ensemble will

work with students in the Frankfort

schools, Marysville schools, and

Valley Heights schools.

“When I became executive director

of the arts cooperative, one of the

Scouts Need You Help

Pack 137 needs you help to restock

the shelves in the Blue

Rapids food pantry located at the

Methodist Church. Bags with

instructions sheets were distributed

in Waterville and Blue

Rapids over the weekend asking

for non-perishable(canned and

dry goods) items to be placed in

the bags. The bags are to be

placed on your porch next

Saturday, February 20Th by 9

am. The cub scout who placed

the bag on your door will return

to pick up the donated food and

will take it to the food pantry. At

the pantry the food will be sorted

and the shelves stocked for distribution

to needy families in

Waterville and Blue Rapids.

Donations can also be made at

Hometown Foods in Blue

Rapids. A shopping cart with

Scouting for food signs on it has

been placed at the front of the

store for any donations. The cub

first requests I received came from

Bert Lord,” Kruse explained. “Bert

told me that he wanted us to bring a

male choir to the area so that the boys

in the elementary school would see

that it’s cool to sing. It took several

years to find the right group, but I

think we did it. The guys in m-pact

will be fantastic role models for all of

the students.”

The group’s work with Marysville

elementary students is part of a coordinated

effort to expose students to

the positive effects of vocal music.

Hannah Malotte, music teacher at St.

Gregory’s Catholic School, Veronica

Olmsted, music teacher at Marysville

Elementary School, and Valerie

Oltman, vocal music teacher at

Marysville Junior High School and

High School, have collaborated to

coordinate a vocal clinic for fifth and

sixth grade students. The students

will be released from their regular

classes on March 4 so that they can

attend an all-day vocal clinic with

Oltman’s junior high choir. A music

clinician from Kansas State

University will work with the students

throughout the day; their work

will culminate in an afternoon concert.

Ultimately, the goal of both experiences

is to attract students to choir.

“We’re working together to grow

the program,” said Oltman. “The

future of the program rests with our

youth. Hopefully, both of these experiences

will show the students that it’s

fun to be in choir, and that it’s rewarding,


m-pact is known for their unique

sound and style as well as their willingness

to work and perform for a

variety of people. “They’ve got a full

schedule,” said Kruse. “They’re so

willing to accommodate our requests

and share their expertise with many

groups. I’m looking forward to their


scout pack will also pick up these

items and take them to the food

pantry. The Pack wishes to thank

everyone for their donation to this

well deserving and worthwhile


Upcoming events:

Feb 23rd- Flag ceremony and

National anthem at the high


Feb 27Th -Blue and Gold banquet

at theHigh school. This is

where each scout that has worked

hard and earned his next rank is

honored and presented his badge.

The pinewood derby will also

be on this date immediately following

the Blue and Gold banquet.

The pinewood derby is

open to the public and any adult

that wishes to build and race their

car can do so. They need to contact

Frank Popejoy to get the

rules and instruction.

Editorial Page BLUE RAPIDS FREE PRESS - Thursday, February 18, 2010 4A

U.S. Military Base

Not a Reasonable Option for

Khalid Sheikh Mohammed Trial

By Charles Stimson

The Heritage Foundation

President Barack Obama has received

nothing but bad news since he announced

his plans to move Khalid Sheikh

Mohammed and his al-Qaeda accomplices

to the United States for civilian trials.

After New York officials rebuffed

Obama's plan to hold terror trials there,

Mayor Michael Bloomberg suggested that

the Administration look for a U.S. military

base where it can try the terrorist plotters

without spending tens of millions of dollars.

But the President will get more bad news

soon: There is no such base on American


No Support for Civilian Trial

All at once last week, political support for

a civilian trial for 9/11 mastermind

Mohammed and his four "brothers" evaporated.

New York politicians and citizens of

all stripes turned strongly against holding

the trials in New York City, arguing that it

would be too costly, too dangerous, and far

too disruptive to the financial capital of our

country. Prominent Members of Congress

moved decisively in the same direction. The

Big Apple is out.

So now Justice Department officials are

"studying their options." According to

reports, military bases are at the top of their

list. Superficially, that makes sense: Bases

are secure, often remote, and already under

the government's thumb. But that does not

mean they are ready to host major terrorist


Facilities Required Do Not Exist

To begin with, the terrorist trials will

depend on highly classified information, and

the intelligence community will insist-rightfully

so--on appropriate security measures

to protect its agents, sources, and methods.

The courtroom will have to be contained

in a sensitive compartmented information

facility, known in the business as a

"SCIF." It will need facilities for secure

video teleconferencing and storage and

review of classified materials.

Then there are the standard courtroom

accouterments: a digital evidence system,

jury boxes, judges' chambers, and a holding

cell for the defendants. But even these will

not be run-of-the mill--they will have to be

hardened and accommodate foreign language

translators. That means soundproof,

in-courtroom booths for foreign language

interpreters and a public gallery placed

behind a see-through, soundproof partition

to keep state secrets secret.

Beyond the courthouse, another requirement

is a state-of-the-art confinement facility,

something like a mini "supermax" prison,

for the terrorists on trial. That too will have

to be near the courthouse. And if our current

policies are any guide, they will also get a

dedicated medical facility, staffed around the


Yet according to Attorney General Eric

Holder's grandiose scheme to prove that

civilian trials are better than the military justice

system, the civilian terror trials must be

a showcase for the world. Indeed, Holder

promised that his dream team of civilian

lawyers would produce the "trial of the century."

That requires more than a state-of-theart


Accordingly, the prosecutors, defense

counsel, judges, court staff, security personnel,

translators, intelligence officials,

guards, brig staff, and busloads of others will

need housing nearby with easy access to the

courtroom and the defendants. Some, like

the defense lawyers, understandably will not

want to live on base, either.

And other temporary visitors--government

employees, witnesses, experts, human

rights lawyers, American and foreign

reporters--will also need to spend their

nights somewhere nearby. That suggests a

location with some decent hotels. High-profile

TV anchors will not be happy at Motel 6.

And if the trials are really going to be

showcases for the world press, they will

need studios, broadcast booths, satellite

hookups, press rooms, and more--a whole

complex, in the end. At least lower

Manhattan could have provided that. But it

is hard to find such facilities near an isolated

military base.

Even if the Administration can find a base

that meets those specs (which does not

exist), it will not come close to satisfying the

security requirements demanded by this kind

of terrorist trial. The Navy's largest courthouses

are located on Naval Station Norfolk

in Virginia and Naval Base San Diego. There

is no brig adjacent to either courthouse, nor

is there even one on base. The Army's best

courthouses are on Fort Hood in Texas, Fort

Bragg in North Carolina, and Fort Campbell

in Kentucky. Once again, none of them are

set up for confinement.

There simply is no military courtroom in

the United States that is even remotely

acceptable for such a terrorist trial. I know,

because I chaired the committee charged

with upgrading and building the military

commission's compound at Guantanamo

back in 2006-2007. The state-of-the-art

facilities that were eventually built at

Guantanamo are in place, ready, and waiting--but

just not wanted.

If the President is doggedly determined to

bring these trials to a U.S.-based military

installation, the government can start over

and build what it needs. Of course, that

means tens of millions or more in spending

(part of what scuttled the New York site) and

years of delay. And who knows whether

Congress would come through with the


But even assuming Congress consented

and the government went on a building

spree--what then? The answer is a mess.

U.S. military bases exist to house and train

American armed forces, and holding terror

trials on any of them would seriously disrupt

that core mission. Naval Station Norfolk-probably

one of the more promising locations

from the Administration's point of

view--is the largest Navy base in the world

and home to our Atlantic Fleet. Put the trials

there and it becomes a bustling courthouse

and media circus surrounded by some ships

and sailors. Not a great idea when America

is at war overseas.

Nonetheless, the Joint Staff at the

Pentagon is poring over base maps, calling

installation commanders, and following

every lead that turns up. It is all a waste of

time, however: No such place on U.S. soil

currently fits the bill.

Hold the Trials Where They Belong

If these trials must be in the United States-

-an open question at best--President Obama

should take full responsibility for the details

and conduct them in a remote federal courthouse.

Alternatively, he could change some

rules and allow for the federal civilian trials

to be held at Guantanamo. Even better, he

could conduct the trials where the U.S.

already has secure facilities--and, conveniently

enough, Khalid Sheikh Mohammed

and his buddies--but under the auspices of a

properly resourced military commission,

where they belong.

Charles D. "Cully" Stimson is a Senior

Legal Fellow at The Heritage Foundation, a

military trial judge in the Navy JAG

Reserves, and former Deputy Assistant

Secretary of Defense for Detainee Affairs



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Blue Rapids Free Press -

Kansas Profile - Now That´s Rural:

By Ron Wilson, director of the

Huck Boyd National Institute for

Rural Development at Kansas

State University.

It’s the State Fair -- time to walk

the midway and get a delicious corn

dog, fresh out of the fryer. But this

particular corn dog is special,

because it was cooked in a healthy,

all-natural cooking oil that was produced

and processed right here in

Kansas. It’s today’s Kansas Profile.

Last week we learned of Wes

Bainter and his construction company,

Bainter Construction, in Hoxie,

Kansas. Wes is an innovator and

inventor. One of his innovations has

led to a new sunflower oil enterprise.

But this enterprise was first targeted

at the field, rather than the frying pan.

In early 2007, fuel prices spiked up

to record levels. The high price of

diesel was especially challenging for

farmers who use it in crop production.

Wes said, “We decided that with

the high fuel prices, we needed to

design, manufacture, and market a

fuel system where farmers could

make their own fuel.”

He figured farmers could use a

portion of their fields to produce

oilseed crops which would yield vegetable

oil that could replace commercially-produced

diesel as a fuel. The

resulting biofuel would be a locally

grown, renewable source of energy

for those farmers. Wes designed an

extraction and filtration system that

farmers could use to process their

vegetable oils.

His processing system was a hot

seller when fuel prices were high, but

when the economy turned down and

oil prices fell, Wes looked for other

ways to utilize his innovative system.

He realized the sunflower oil had

more value as a food than as a fuel.

So Wes researched the possibility

of developing and selling an all-natural

sunflower oil for human consumption.

“That’s a big step,” he said. “Fuel

is fairly simple, but to take it to a

cooking oil level requires much higher


Ron Wilson

So Wes refined and improved his

filtering system. The K-State Food

Science Institute tested his product

and verified its quality, shelf life,

flashpoint, and other factors. Wes is

now producing and marketing this

product through his newest business,

Bainter Sunflower Oil LLC.

Sunflower cooking oil has numerous

advantages, he said: “It leaves

food crispier, lasts longer, has a higher

flash-point, is good-tasting, and is

a heart-healthy product.”

In fact, olive oil is the only vegetable

oil which is better from a

health standpoint, Wes added.

Sunflower oil is high in Vitamin E

and low in trans-fats.

Bainter Sunflower Oil is a 100 percent

pure, all-natural product made

with Kansas grown sunflowers. It has

no additives or preservatives. Wes

contracts with area sunflower growers

for something called mid-oleic

seeds. The seeds are processed in a

crushing facility west of town. The

bottling is done at the company’s

headquarters in the rural community

of Hoxie, population 1,207 people.

Now, that’s rural.

The sunflower oil is marketed

directly to consumers through the

company’s Web site, www.baintersunfloweroil.com,

and to grocery

stores and supermarkets throughout

the region. It is now going to 40

stores in Kansas, Nebraska, and

Colorado. Wes figures the company’s

business in 2009 was about 20 times

that of 2008. Bainter Sunflower Oil

was introduced at the Kansas State

Fair in 2009 and looks to be a major

cooking oil at the fair in 2010.

Wes Bainter has nine patents, but

for him the sunflower oil and his

other businesses are important

because of what they mean to the

community. “Hoxie has a great

school system and great roads, but we

need to be proactive to build our

communities so people will come,”

he said. “We’ve created a grass-roots

business with local growers to help

the local economy.”

His attitude toward challenges is

summarized in his frequent saying,

“If it’s easy, we’re not interested.” Of

his many inventions and global business,

Wes said, “It’s all a blessing.

I’m not very smart, but God is.”

It’s time to leave the State Fair,

where we’ve enjoyed an all-natural

Kansas product which comes from

Hoxie, Kansas. We salute Wes

Bainter and all those involved with

Bainter Sunflower Oil and his other

enterprises. They are making a difference

by creating private sector economic

growth in northwest Kansas.

In the long run, that’s even better than

a corn dog.

The mission of the Huck Boyd

National Institute for Rural

Development is to enhance rural

development by helping rural people

help themselves. The Kansas Profile

radio series and columns are produced

with assistance from the K-

State Research and Extension

Department of Communications

News Unit. A photo of Ron Wilson is

available at


nWilson.htm. Audio and text files of

Kansas Profiles are available at

http://www.kansasprofile.com. For

more information about the Huck

Boyd Institute, interested persons can

visit http://www.ksre.ksu.edu/huckboyd/.

Just Say No To Health Care Summit


Republicans are dithering over

whether to accept President Obama’s

invitation to a Feb. 25 health-care

summit. The White House says the

health bills passed with Democratic

support-the Pelosi and Reid bills-will

be the basis for talks. Republicans

should just say no to a summit based

on these bills.

These bills reduce American freedom.

Forcing people to buy insurance

and empowering government to dictate

what your doctor does-key elements

of these bills-need to be off the

table. There can be no negotiation

between coercion and freedom.

Until recently, Mr. Obama promised

that if you like your health plan

and your doctor, you won’t have to

change. But at a recorded meeting

with Republican leaders on Jan. 29,

he admitted these bills break that

promise. You will have to enroll in

the type of plan the government

requires you to have (House bill, pp.

15-16). The Internal Revenue Service

is given new powers to make sure

you comply.

Also, for the first time in history,

government officials are given power

over how doctors treat privately

insured patients. Doctors who don’t

adhere to whatever regulations the

Secretary of Health and Human

Services imposes to improve healthcare

“quality“ cannot contract with

your insurer (Senate bill, pp. 148-


Yet Republican leaders are inquiring

about how much of the summit

will be televised and who will be

invited. They should instead tell the

president to stuff the 4,500 pages of

the House and Senate bills into a


Refusing to accept the

Congressional legislation as the basis

for talks does not make Republicans

the party of “no.” Both parties agree

insurers must be prohibited from

dropping people who have paid their

premiums and then get sick. Both

parties favor subsidized high-risk

pools to enable people with pre-existing

conditions to get affordable coverage.

Both parties are likely to support

continuing to help people pay Cobra

premiums. This is a temporary helping

hand (18-24 months only) for the

industrious who are between jobs, not

a costly permanent entitlement. Yet it

would reduce the number of uninsured,

possibly by as many as seven


Both parties should agree to liberate

consumers to buy insurance outside

their own state. A healthy 25year-old

New Yorker could cut his

costs by two-thirds if permitted to

shop on e-healthinsurance.com and

buy coverage in another state.

These reforms lower costs without

diminishing liberty. Each has bipartisan

support and could be accomplished

with a 20-page bill in plain

English. Another needed reform,

reducing unfair medical lawsuits, is

less likely to win Democratic backing.

But if the president is willing to

consider these ideas and start from

square one, a summit might be good.

At the negotiating table, legislators

need to keep one number in mind:

40%. If they can’t remember it, they

should write it on their palms. In fiscal

2009, total government spending

(federal, state and local) exceeded

40% of everything produced in the

U.S. Only once before was that line

crossed-in World War II. When government

spends so much, less is left

for people to spend as they choose.

Nothing today justifies the confiscation

of nearly half of people’s productivity.

Yet members of Congress crossed

that 40% danger line and continue to

propose costly programs that

Americans will have to pay for with

the fruits of their labor. No member

of Congress asked citizens, “Would

you rather make your own car payments

instead of bailing out the auto

industry or funding National Public


At any health-care summit, legislators

must hold the line at 40%.

Crossing it is dangerous, whether the

spending is paid for with taxes now

or borrowed and taken from you and

your children later. Mr. Obama

defends the current Democratic

health bills, claiming they will reduce

the deficit. That’s a shell game. These

bills are paid for with $500 billion in

new taxes over 10 years. A vast

expansion of government spending

paid for by new taxes is not deficit

reduction. It’s freedom reduction.

The health-care bills in Congress

would push the U.S. closer to social

welfare states like France and

Germany, where the public gives up

50% to 55% of everything produced

to support government programs.

Congress needs to be reminded that

Americans don’t want to solve every

social problem at the expense of their

freedom to choose how to spend their

own money.

Ms. McCaughey is chairman of the

Committee to Reduce Infection Deaths,

and a former Lieutenant Governor of New

York State.

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Howard Baker

Howard E. Baker, 85, of

Marysville, KS, died Saturday,

February 13, 2010, at his home with

loved ones by his side.

A funeral service was held at 10:30

a.m., Wednesday, February 17, at Mt.

Calvary Lutheran Church in

Marysville. The Rev. Donnie

Hofman officiated. The sermon text

was from Ephesians 6: 10-17.

Carol Wright played the organ

while the congregation sang

“Onward Christian Soldiers” and

“Heaven is My Home”. The choir

sang “Just a Closer Walk with Thee”

and “On Eagles Wings”.

The pallbearers were Lyle Baker,

Bob Baker, Bill Scheele, Mark Baker,

Tim Scheele and Eric Scheele.

The honorary pallbearers were Ed

Wiegers, John Smith, Jim Lindeen,

Rudy Vopata, Marvin Utech and

Bernard White.

Burial was in Prospect Hill

Cemetery, Blue Rapids.

Howard was born March 1, 1924,

at Blue Rapids, KS, the son of Lloyd

W. and Bessie (Brew) Baker.

He graduated from Blue Rapids

High School in 1942. After graduation

he worked in northeast Nebraska

for 3 months before enlisting in the

U.S. Navy in September 1942. He

served in the Pacific Theatre in

WWII for 3 ½ years. He was an

Aviation Ordnance man 2nd Class

sailor when honorably discharged in

1945. In 1948 he joined the Kansas

Army National Guard and was called

Lillie Schuchart

Lillie B. Schuchart, age 100, of

Blue Rapids passed away on

Sunday, February 14, 2010 at

Blue Valley Nursing Home.

Lillie was born December 30,

1909 to Anton and Mary

(Kratochvil) Musil at Irving. She

married Leroy T. Schuchart on

February 28, 1931 at Marysville,

he passed away December 12,

1993. She was a member of the

Waterville United Methodist

Church where she was a member

of the Methodist Ladies Aide.

Lillie was also a member of the

Spring Valley Club and had been

a homemaker.

Survivors include her three

Dorris Teagarden

Doris Teagarden, 87, was taken

to join her heavenly family on

Monday, February 15, 2010 at the

Community Memorial Healthcare

in Marysville, KS.

Visitation will be Wednesday

from 2 to 8 p.m. at Padden

Funeral Chapel in Frankfort. The

family will receive friends from 6

to 8 p.m.

A funeral service will be held at

10:30 a.m., Thursday, February

18, at the United Methodist

Church in Frankfort, Ks. Pastor

Norma Jean Miller will officiate.

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to active duty and took the 250th

Ordnance Unit as Commander to Ft.

Riley during the Berlin Crisis in

1962-63. In 1968 he was called to

serve at Ft. Carson, Colorado with

the 69th Brigade and did a tour in

Vietnam for 9 ½ months. He had a

total of 29 ½ years of military service

in which 12 ½ years were active. He

retired as a Major.

His lifetime vocation was 40 years

of service with Kansas Power &

Light. He started as an apprentice,

became a lineman, then line foreman.

In 1968 he took the position of

Division General Foreman at

Hiawatha. In 1981 he was transferred

back to Marysville and held the position

of General Foreman for the

Manhattan Division. He retired in


Howard had a variety of hobbies

including fishing, wood working,

shooting pool, crosswords, playing

scrabble and making fine wines. He

was involved with many Veteran

activities and organizations. He was a

Past Commander of the Hanover

American Legion Post #306, and also

held all the offices for the Marysville

American Legion S.M.N.& R. Post

#163 and was Sergeant Of Arms for

15 years. He was a loyal member of

the American Legion for 66 years and

a lifetime member of VFW. Howard

served as a Marysville City

Councilman for the 3rd Ward for 8


He was a member of Mt. Calvary

Lutheran Church in Marysville. He

was baptized and confirmed on

children; John Schuchart and

wife Dorothy of Waterville, Jeri

Bourne of Lawrence and Gailia

Stryker of Topeka, four grandchildren;

Craig,, Lynsey, Jennifer

and Jeff, five great-grandchildren;

Isaac, Nicholas,

Christopher, Danielle and

Samantha and one great-great


She was preceded in death by a

granddaughter, Sandra, two

brothers; Otto and Richard Musil

and two sisters; Alice Pishny and

Rose Johnson.

Funeral services were held at 2

PM on Tuesday, February 16,

2010 at the Waterville United

Methodist Church with Reverend

Beneath My Wings”, “Over The

Rainbow” and “In the Garden.”

Verla Bieber, her youngest sister,

Geri and Sharon, daughters, will

give the eulogy followed by

many friends and family members

offering their remembrances

of Doris.

The pallbearers will be Ricky

Peebles, Rodney Wilson, Adam

Feldhausen, Jim Teagarden,

Andrew Feldhausen and Alan


The honorary pallbearers will

be Brian Teagarden, Ron

Feldhausen, John McAdams,

Steve McAdams, Billie Ray

Feldhausen, Donnie McAdams,

Eddie Wilson, Gary Wilson, Ben

Wilson and Mark Feldhausen.

Doris was born March 21, 1922

near Winifred, KS to Morse and

Elsie (Rakestraw) Feldhausen.

She attended and graduated from

the Frankfort Schools. She married

Merrill R. Teagarden following

high school graduation on

May 28, 1941. They lived mainly

in the eastern part of the United

States where they had three children.

She was a homemaker all

her life.

Doris was a member of the

Blue Rapids Free Press -

January 27, 1952. He served his

church as a trustee, Elder and

Chairman of the congregation.

On September 17, 1950, he married

Evelyn Scheele at the Zion

Lutheran Church Parsonage in

Herkimer, KS. They had been married

for 59 years and to this union

were born 7 children.

He was preceded in death by his

parents; five brothers, Henry, Lloyd

W. Jr., Christopher, William and

Robert J.; one son, Warren; and one

grandson, Josh Lord.

Survivors include his wife,

Evelyn; six children, Christa Lord

and husband Ed of Marysville, Mary

Poell and husband Mick of St. Marys,

Tom Baker of Larned, Howard D.

Baker of Denver, CO, Brenda

Zabokrtsky and husband David of

Seneca, James Baker and wife Joni of

Ft. Collins, CO; one sister, Ruth

Turley, Marysville; twelve grandchildren

and ten great-grandchildren.

Howard was a kind, generous, loving

man having empathy for others.

He was a devoted husband, father,

grand and great-grandfather. He truly

enjoyed all his family and many

friends. He walked his life’s path

with his Savior by his side. He was

faithful to his country and to all it

stands for. Rest in peace.

Memorials may be made to the

Disabled Veterans of Kansas or

Larned Correctional Mental Health

Facility. Contributions may be sent in

care of Kinsley Mortuary.

Bob Whitaker officiating. Music

was provided by Beverly Hedke

on the organ, selections included

“His Eye is on the Sparrow” and

“He Touched Me”. Casket

Bearers were Orlin Musil, Randy

Jacobson, Robert Merrill, Lloyd

Hull, Rod Christie and Gail

Roepke. Burial was at Riverside

Cemetery in Waterville. The

funeral home will be open from

noon until 8 PM, Monday for

respect calls. The casket will

remain closed. Memorials are to

be determined later and may be

sent in care of the Terry-Christie

Funeral Home at PO Box 61,

Waterville, Kansas 66548.

United Methodist Church and

Ladies Auxiliary in Frankfort.

She enjoyed playing cards and

could be found sitting in on any

‘Pitch’ or ‘31’ game. Doris loved

to watch sports and tease her family

on betting on the wrong teams.

She was a competitive golfer and

won several Tournaments.

Whether playing golf or cards she

liked to ‘kick butt.’

She was preceded in death by

her parents; husband, Merrill; sisters,

Fern and Marjorie; brothers,

Arthur, Edward, Marion, Art and

Jack Feldhausen.

Survivors include her children,

Geri Button (Ed) of Charlotte,

NC, Sharon Teagarden-King

(Don) of Waterville, KS, and

Roger Allen Teagarden (Darlene)

of Lancaster, NY; sister, Verla

(John) Bieber of Waterloo, Iowa;

seven grandchildren, six great

grandchildren, several nieces and

nephews who all loved her dearly.

In lieu of flowers memorial

contributions may be made to the

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Building Fund or the Frankfort

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Sports ports Blue Rapids Free Press - Thursday, February 18, 2010



North Central Kansas League

Chapman @ Marysville

Clay Center @ Abilene

Wamego @ Concordia

Twin Valley League

Centralia @ St. Mary’s

Onaga @ Clifton-Clyde

Valley Heights @ Frankfort

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a 15 point win over Wamego, and

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Blue Rapids Free Press - Thursday, February 18, 2010

Jr. High Boys Win Blue Valley Tournament

Washington Co. could not stop Charles Musil (12).

Benny Bargdill, with the ball was a playmaker.

Derek Trimble (10) gets the ball into Charles Musil (12).

Derek Trimble (10) was fast and worked above everyone.

Gage Woodyard (22) get hit from the side.

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Jr. High Girls Take Second In Tournament

Drew Mann (43) get hit during shot. Sidney Blackburn (23) get the ball out. Sidney Blackburn (23) get a block.

Cassidy Coggins (12) get a lay up. Kelsey Potter (20) works for a rebound. Drew Mann (43) get this shot off.

Kelsey Potter (20) takes a shot. Sidney Blackburn (23) brings the ball down. Sidney Blackburn (23) shoots from three point land.

Kelsey Potter (20) goes high for a pass. Brandi Roepke (55) moves the ball down court. The Mustang defense was good.

Kelli Jacobson (24) goes for the ball. Kelsey Potter (20) takes the ball to the left side. Cassidy Coggins (12) works the ball inside.

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Date Team Boy’s Score Boy’s Record Girl’s Score Girl’s Record

12/4/09 HERE vs. Hanover 70 - 43 (L) 0-1 30 - 47 (W) 1-0

12/8/09 @ Linn 57 - 74 (L) 0-2 61 - 32(W) 2-1

12/11/09 HERE vs. Alma-Wabaunsee 39 - 84 (W) 1-2 60 - 56 (L) 2-1

12/15/09 @ Republic County 4:15 PM 38 - 31 (L) 1-3 53 - 63 (W) 3-1

12/18/09 @ Axtell 37 - 35 (W) 2-3 29 - 43 (W) 4-1

1/5/10 @ Wetmore 68 - 35 (W) 3-3 59 - 45 (W) 5-1

1/8 HERE vs. B&B

1/12 HERE vs. Frankfort 43 - 51 (L) 3-4 43 - 55 (L) 5-2

1/16 TVL Tournament @ Axtell and B&B

Onaga 65 - 62 OT (W) 4-4

Hanover 52 - 66 (L) 4-5 Hanover 62 - 40 (W) 7-2

Centralia 30 - 55 (L) 4-6 Centralia 41 - 36 (W) 8-2

Washington Co. 63 - 45 (W) 5-6 Frankfort 41 - 49 (L) 2nd Place 8-3

1/26 HERE vs. Onaga 46 - 62(L) 5-7 43 - 27 (W) 9-3

1/29 @ Bern 43 - 46 (L) 5-8 46 - 43 (W) 10-3

2/2 @ Hanover 43 - 64 (L) 5-9 55 - 51 (W) 11-3

2/5 HERE vs. Wamego 25 - 58 (L) 5-10 62 - 47 (W) 12-3

2/9 HERE vs. Clifton/Clyde 54 - 52 (W) 6-10 48 - 41 (W) 13-3

2/12 HERE vs. Centralia 43 - 54 (L) 6-11 50 - 37 (W) 14-3

2/16 @ Blue Valley 59 - 55 (W) 7-11 57 - 42 (W) 15-3

2/19 @ Frankfort

2/23 HERE vs. Washington Co. (Parents Night)

3/1 Sub-State Location TBD

3/10-13 State @ Bramlage in Manhattan

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Sports ports BLUE RAPIDS FREE PRESS - Thursday, February 18, 2010 11

Wildcats 20-4 Jayhawks 25-1

Men's Basketball - 2009-10




Opponent Location Results

Sun, Nov 08 Pittsburg State (Exh.) Manhattan 89 - 53 (W)

Fri, Nov 13 Loyola Chicago - Manhattan 92 - 54 (W)

Sun, Nov 15 Western Illinois - Manhattan 82 - 50 (W)

O'Reilly Auto Parts Puerto Rico Tipoff

Thu, Nov 19 Boston University - at San Juan, Puerto Rico 80 - 70 (W)

Fri, Nov 20 Ole Miss - at San Juan, Puerto Rico 74 - 86 (L)

Sun, Nov 22 Dayton 18/21 at San Juan, Puerto Rico 83 - 75 (W)

Sat, Nov 28 IUPUI -

K-State Holiday Classic

Kansas City, Mo. 70 - 57 (W)

Tue, Dec 01 Fort Hays State - Manhattan 83 - 76 (W)

Big 12 / Pac-10 Hardwood Series

Sat, Dec 05 Washington State - Manhattan 86-69 (W)

Tue, Dec 08 Xavier - Manhattan 71-56 (W)

Sat, Dec 12

Coors Classic

UNLV - at Las Vegas, Nev. 95-80 (W)

Sat, Dec 19 Alabama - at Mobile, Ala. 87-74 (W)

Mon, Dec 21 Arkansas-Pine Bluff Manhattan 90-76 (W)

Tue, Dec 29 Cleveland State - Manhattan 85-56 (W)

Sun, Jan 03 South Dakota - Manhattan 91-69 (W)

Sat, Jan 09 Missouri * - at Columbia, Mo. 68-74 (L)

Tue, Jan 12 Texas A&M * - Manhattan 88-65 (W)

Sat, Jan 16 Colorado * - at Boulder, Colo. 87-81 (W)

Mon, Jan 18 Texas * - Manhattan 71-62 (W)

Sat, Jan 23 Oklahoma State * - Manhattan 69 -73 (L)

Tue, Jan 26 Baylor * - at Waco, Texas 76 - 74 (W)

Sat, Jan 30 Kansas * - Manhattan 79 - 81 (L)

Tue, Feb 02 Nebraska * - at Lincoln, Neb. 76 - 57 (W)

Sat, Feb 06 Iowa State * - at Ames, Iowa 79 - 75 (W)

Sat, Feb 13 Colorado * - Manhattan 68 - 51 (W)

Wed, Feb 17 Nebraska * - Manhattan

Sat, Feb 20 Oklahoma * - at Norman, Okla.

Tue, Feb 23 Texas Tech * - at Lubbock, Texas

Sat, Feb 27 Missouri * - Manhattan

Wed, Mar 03 Kansas * - at Lawrence, Kan.

Sat, Mar 06 Iowa State * - Manhattan

Phillips 66 Big 12 Championship

Wed, Mar 10 TBA - at Kansas City, Mo. (Sprint Center)

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Date Opponent / Event Location Result

11/03/09 vs. Fort Hays State ! TV Lawrence, Kan. W, 107-68

11/10/09 vs. Pittsburg St ! TV Lawrence, Kan. W, 103-45

11/13/09 vs. Hofstra TV Lawrence, Kan. W, 101-65


11/17/09 vs. Memphis TV St. Louis, Mo. W, 57-55

11/19/09vs. Central Arkansas TV Lawrence, Kan. W, 94-44

11/25/09 vs. Oakland TV Lawrence, Kan. W, 89-59

11/27/09 vs. Tennessee Tech TV Lawrence, Kan. W, 112-75

12/02/09 vs. Alcorn State TV Lawrence, Kan. W 98-31

Big 12/Pac 10 Hardwood Series

12/06/09 at UCLA TV Los Angeles, Calif. W 73-61

12/09/09 vs. Radford TV Lawrence, Kan. W 99-64

12/12/09 vs. La Salle TV Kansas City, Mo. W 90-65

12/19/09 vs. Michigan TV Lawrence, Kan. W 75-64

12/22/09 vs. California TV Lawrence, Kan. W 84-69

12/29/09 vs. Belmont TV Lawrence, Kan. W 81-51

01/02/10 at Temple TV Philadelphia, Pa. W 84-52

01/06/10 vs. Cornell TV Lawrence, Kan. W 71-66

01/10/10 at Tennessee TV Knoxville, Tenn. L 76-68

01/13/10 at Nebraska * TV Lincoln, Neb. W 84-72

01/16/10 vs. Texas Tech * TV Lawrence, Kan. W 84-72

01/20/10 vs. Baylor * TV Lawrence, Kan. W 81-75

01/23/10 at Iowa State * TV Ames, Iowa W 84-61

01/25/10 vs. Missouri * TV Lawrence, Kan. W 84-65

01/30/10 at Kansas State * TV Manhattan, Kan. W 81-79

02/03/10 at Colorado * TV Boulder, Colo. W 72-76OT

02/06/10 vs. Nebraska * TV Lawrence, Kan. W 75-64

02/08/10 at Texas * TV Austin, Texas W 80-68

02/13/10 vs. Iowa State * TV Lawrence, Kan. W 73-59

02/15/10 at Texas A&M * TV College Station, Texas W 59-54

02/20/10 vs. Colorado * TV Lawrence, Kan. 3:00 p.m. CT

02/22/10 vs. Oklahoma TV Lawrence, Kan. 8:00 p.m. CT

02/27/10 at Oklahoma State * TV Stillwater, Okla. 3:00 p.m. CT

03/03/10 vs. Kansas State * TV Lawrence, Kan. 7:00 p.m. CT

03/06/10 at Missouri * TV Columbia, Mo. 1:00 p.m. CT

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overnment Blue Rapids Free Press - Thursday, February 18, 2010 13A

Marshall County


February 8, 2010

The Board of Marshall County

Commissioners met in regular

adjourned session with Michael J.

Keating, Chairman; and Thomas

K. Holle 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 were approved as

presented upon a motion by

Thomas K. Holle moved, seconded

by Michael J. Keating.

Motion carried.

Clerk of the District Court

Nancy Koch informed the Board

that they will not be furloughed

next week.

Sheriff Daniel A. Hargrave met

with the Board to present the following

financing bids for the purchase

of a 2007 Ford Crown

Victoria police interceptor in the

amount of $12,950.00 for a period

of three years.

The State Bank of Blue Rapids,

Blue Rapids- 3.0% interest with

monthly payments of $376.59

First Commerce Bank,

Marysville- 3.97% interest with

monthly payments of $382.08

United Bank and Trust,

Marysville- 4.58% interest with

monthly payments of $386.03

First National Bank, Frankfort-

6.99% interest with monthly payments

of $399.88

Michael J. Keating moved, seconded

by Thomas K. Holle to

award the financing for the purchase

of a 2007 Ford Crown

Victoria police interceptor in the

amount of $12,950.00 for a period

of three years to the State

Bank of Blue Rapids in the

amount of 3.0% interest with

monthly payments of $376.59.

Motion carried.

Michael J. Keating moved, seconded

by Thomas K. Holle to

approve the purchase of a 2007

Ford Crown Victoria from the

Kansas Highway Patrol in the

amount of $12,950.00. Motion


County Attorney Brian Carroll

met with the Board.

Sheriff Daniel A. Hargrave

Number of Executive Session by the County Commission

Date: Marshall Co. Washington Co. Pottowattome Co. Brown Co.

Sept. 8th 3 2 0 1

Sept. 14th 5 1 0 1

Sept 21st 6 1 0 2

Sept 28th 2 4 0 1

Oct. 5th 1 1 0 1

Oct. 12th 1 0 0 0

Oct. 19th 3 0 0 0

Oct. 26th 1 0 1 0

Nov. 2nd 3 0 3

Nov. 9th 2 0 0 2

Nov. 16th No Meeting 0 No Meeting 1

Nov. 23rd 4 0 0 0

Nov. 30th 2 0 0 1

Dec. 8 4 0 0 0

Dec. 14 4 0 0 0

Dec. 21 2 0 0

Dec. 29 2 1 0 0

Dec. 31 1 0 0

Jan. 5 2 1 0 1

Jan. 11 3 0 0 2

Jan 19 2 0 0 2

Jan 25 2 0 0 0

Feb 1 2 0 0 2

Feb 8 3 0 1

Total 57 11 1 21

gave the Board a recommendation

to hire Charles Jenkins, Blue

Rapids as a Corrections Officer to

replace Jacob Bollhoefner who

was promoted to a Sheriff

Deputy. Thomas K. Holle

moved, seconded by Michael J.

Keating to approve the hiring of

Charles Jenkins, Blue Rapids as

Corrections Officer probation at

$11.36 an hour effective February

20, 2010. Motion carried.

Sheriff Hargrave discussed

with the Board how we are going

to finance the generator for the

Sheriff’s department. The Board

scheduled a time in the afternoon

to discuss the matter when the

full Board is present.

County Appraiser Janet

Duever met with the Board.

Michael J. Keating moved, seconded

by Thomas K. Holle to

go into executive session for five

minutes at 9:21 a.m. to discuss

matters of non-elected personnel

with County Appraiser

Janet Duever present. Motion


County Attorney Brian Carroll

met with the Board.

Michael J. Keating moved,

seconded by Thomas K. Holle

to go into executive session for

five minutes at 9:26 a.m. to discuss

matters of non-elected personnel

with County Attorney

Brian Carroll and County

Appraiser Janet Duever present.

Motion carried.

Public Works Administrator

Mike Craig and Public Works

Coordinating Supervisor Larry

Polson met with the Board.

Commissioner Loiseau joined

the meeting at 9:55 a.m.

Thomas K. Holle moved, seconded

by Michael J. Keating to

approve the following purchase

orders. Unanimous.

Berry Tractor and Equipment

Co., Dallas, TX for link assemblies,

pins, and screw assemblies

$1,191.83-Road & Bridge fund-

P.O. # 105888

Henke, Leavenworth, KS for

repairs to V-plow $1,829.66-

Road & Bridge fund-P.O. #


Oden Enterprises, Wahoo, NE

for bridge beams for grant

bridges $21,682.88-Bridge grant

See County page 14

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News ews Blue Rapids Free Press - Thursday, February 18, 2010 14

Home Notes:

Susan A. Latta - CEA

Marshall County Extension



Are you one of the millions of

Americans who have resolved to

begin exercising and/or improving

your overall health? The messages

encouraging us to make lifestyle

changes are everywhere, but many

of us just do not know where to


The truth is, improved health can

be found in a good pair of sneakers.

Improved health does not have to

be time consuming, expensive or

included giving up a favorite food.

Improved health happens over time

in small steps. (Don´t worry if you

County Commission Minutes ___from page 13

fund-P.O. # 105886 BAT Tire

Co., Frankfort, KS for tires

$2,621.86-Road & Bridge fund-

P.O. # 105836

Foley Equipment, Wichita, KS

for track loader repair $1,560.47-

Road & Bridge fund-P.O. #


Public Works Administrator

Mike Craig recommended to the

Board adding the structure located

in Center Township between

Sections 23 and 26 on Pheasant

Road to the five year plan with

the Kansas Department of

Transportation. The Board

agreed with putting the structure

on the five year plan with the

Kansas Department of


Charles R. Loiseau moved seconded

by Thomas K. Holle to

approve the Home City Sewer

bills and pay them from the

appropriate funds available.


Thomas K. Holle moved, seconded

by Charles R. Loiseau to

approve the following purchase

orders. Unanimous.

Blue Valley

Telecommunications, Home, KS

for tower rent $750.00-911

Specials fund-P.O. # 3673

Glaxo Smith Kline, Atlanta,

GA for private vaccine

$1,751.50-Health fund-P.O. #


Charles R. Loiseau moved, seconded

by Thomas K. Holle to

approve the following 2009

abatement with a value of 3,332

and a total tax of $412.50.


County Appraiser Janet

Duever, County Treasurer Linda

Weber, Register of Deeds Linda

Fincham, and Public Works

Administrator Mike Craig met

with the Board to ask about getting

more serious on purchasing

of a new phone system for the

Courthouse. The Board appointed

a committee of County

Appraiser Janet Duever, County

Treasurer Linda Weber, Register

of Deeds Linda Fincham, Public

Works Administrator Mike Craig,

and County Clerk Sonya L. Stohs

to get proposals for a new phone

system for the Courthouse.

Carl Eyman, KWORCC representative

met with the Board to

give them a presentation on the

premium and loss information for


The Board looked at a proposal

from Manco, Manhattan for new

electric doors for the Courthouse

front entrance in the amount of

$6,961.00 plus additional wiring

and ceiling work. Charles R.

sometimes take a few steps backward

- you can always head back in

the right direction.

Simply stated: Sit less and move

more. Try to accumulate 30

mi8nutes of activity over the course

of the day. Increasing the amount

of time spent walking is an easy

way to increase daily activity. Take

10-15 minutes out of your lunch

break and take a walk. Get up from

your desk and take a 5 minute stroll

around the office. Take 10 minutes

after dinner for a trip around the

block and you have accumulated 30

minutes of activity. Some days

may allow for more walking time,

others for less. Just move.

A principle I share is: “think

Loiseau moved, seconded by

Thomas K. Holle to approve the

proposal for new electric doors

for the Courthouse front entrance

in the amount of $6,961.00 plus

additional wiring and ceiling

work. Unanimous.

Rob Peschel, Marysville met

with the Board.

Economic Development

Director George McCune and

Community Development

Coordinator Juanita McCune met

with the Board with a weekly


Agency on Aging Director

Heather Ruhkamp met with the

Board to present a new Rider

Information Handbook for the

Agency on Aging. Charles R.

Loiseau moved, seconded by

Thomas K. Holle to approve the

new Rider Information Handbook

for Agency on Aging.


Charles R. Loiseau moved, seconded

by Thomas K. Holle to

approve signing the Emergency

Management Performance Grant

FFY 2010 Annual Certification.


Sheriff Daniel A. Hargrave and

County Attorney Brian Carroll

met with the Board at their

request to discuss the County

vehicle purchasing policy. The

Board is looking at the vehicle

purchasing policy to consider

excepting out of County bids

because of the lack of new vehicle

dealerships in the County.

Charles R. Loiseau moved, seconded

by Thomas K. Holle to

approve changing the vehicle

purchasing policy for all new and

used automobile purchases with

preference to in County licenses/established

dealer with service,

repair, and or warranty capabilities.

Purchases can be out of

County on new if no in County

dealer meets specifications and

the out of County dealer is the

most cost effective after considering

the in County offer.


Sheriff Daniel A. Hargrave presented

the following bids for a

police package SUV for the

Sheriff’s department.

Boss Motors, Marysville, KS -

2010 Ford Explorer with police

pkg.- $27,490.00

Green Team, Clay Center, KS -

2010 Jeep Grand Cherokee with

police pkg.- $23,480.00

Michael J. Keating moved, seconded

by Thomas K. Holle to

accept the low bid from Green

Team, Clay Center, KS for a 2010

Jeep Grand Cherokee with police

package in the amount of


* Frequency - How many days of

the week are you physically active?

Can you walk more days of the

week (5 instead of 3)?

* Intensity - How vigorously do

you walk? Can you walk faster,

bring your body up to a light


* Time - How much time do you

actually spend in one session of

activity? Can you spend more time

walking (20 minutes instead of


By modifying one or more of

these factors, you are on your way

to improved health!

It´s that time again! Walk

Kansas: A Fitness Challenge will

start March 8 this year. Last year

over 225 Kansas pulled on their

walking shoes to join teams to col-

$23,480.00. Unanimous.

Emergency Management

Director Bill Schwindamann and

Sheriff Daniel A. Hargrave met

with the Board to discuss the generator

bids for the Sheriff’s


Thomas K. Holle moved, seconded

by Michael J. Keating to

approve the bid from B & W

Electric, Inc., Hanover, KS for a

CAT 50 KW generator installed

in the amount of $34,218.00.

Motion passed with

Commissioner Loiseau voting no.

The Board will look at financing

options at a later date.

Charles R. Loiseau moved, seconded

by Michael J. Keating to

approve the following purchase

orders. Unanimous.

Marysville Advocate,

Marysville, KS for 2008 tax sale

$1,482.00-General (Co.

Attorney) fund-P.O. # 3675

Modern Marketing, Houston,

TX for bookmarks $502.45-

Emergency Management grant-

P.O. # 3676

County Appraiser Janet Duever

and County Attorney Brian

Carroll met with the Board to discuss

the trails taxation situation

where you can not assess the trail

group taxes on the trail so it was

assessed to the landowners.

Michael J. Keating moved, seconded

by Charles R. Loiseau to

allow the County Appraiser to

assess property as undeveloped

with zero value and retroactively

change the land type and value

for tax year 2009 and forward on

all parcels associated with

Marysville Connection trail.


Michael J. Keating moved, seconded

by Thomas K. Holle to

donate $2,000.00 out of the

Special Alcohol fund for Big

Brothers Big Sisters, Marysville.


Michael J. Keating moved,

seconded by Thomas K. Holle

to go into executive session for

ten minutes at 2:44 p.m. to discuss

matters of attorney client

privilege with County Attorney

Brian Carroll present.


Thomas K. Holle moved, seconded

by Charles R. Loiseau to

approve the vouchers, as presented,

and issue warrants from the

respective funds. Unanimous.

Charles R. Loiseau moved, seconded

by Thomas K. Holle to

adjourn the meeting at 3:05 p.m.

Unanimous. The next scheduled

meeting will be Tuesday,

February 16, 2010 starting at 9:00


lectively walk 423 mile, the distance

across Kansas. Each tem

ember walked or did some form of

physical activity 30 minutes, 5 days

a week for 10 weeks to collectively

achieve the 423 miles.

`Why will several thousand

Kansas participate again this year.

If asked, many would say, “because

I need he motivation that comes

with being part of a team.” Others

would say, “I need to do something

for my health.” Health and Human

Services report that even a small

amount of physically activity can

result in better health for older


They remind us that poor health

is not a foregone consequence of

aging. A good diet with increased

fruits and vegetables an da moderate

intensity physical activity program

can do wonders for our health

at any age.

Regular physical activity provides

many benefits for older


It helps by reducing the risk of

developing diseases such as heart

disease, osteoporosis, and diabetes.

Physical activity helps with the

management of health problems

such as obesity, high cholesterol,

arthritis, diabetes, and high blood


pressure. Strong muscles and good

flexibility help to reduce the risk of


Will you be on a Walk Kansas

team this March. Call the Marshall

County Extension Office at 785-

562-3531 or e-mail

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of our husband and father’s death. We appreciated the

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KU Announces County Students On Honor Roll

More than 5,000 undergraduate

students at the University of

Kansas earned honor roll distinction

for the fall 2009 semester.

The students, from KU’s

Lawrence campus and the

schools of allied health and nursing

in Kansas City, Kan., represent

99 of 105 Kansas counties,

46 other states and the District of

Columbia and 40 other countries.

The honor roll comprises

undergraduates who meet

The Marysville Area Community

Theatre will host a Retro Prom on

Saturday, February 20, at the

Marysville Moose Lodge. The event,

which is a fundraiser for the theatre,

will begin at 8:00 p.m. and will feature

a variety of music from the

Fifties through the Eighties. “And

maybe beyond,” said Sara Naaf, the

event’s organizer. “We hope to

attract a wide audience,” she said.

“Although we plan to play a lot of

retro music, we’ll also adjust the

playlist to fit the interests of the


Lona Dittmar, a member of the theatre’s

board of directors, gave the

group the idea for the Retro Prom

after her sister attended one in her

hometown. “My sister still talks

about how much fun she had at the

Retro Prom,” Dittmar said. “I

thought it would be fun to create that

same excitement in our community. I

think it’s great that the theatre is

throwing a big party and inviting

everyone to attend. It’s going to be a

wonderful event.”

Dittmar, a 1967 graduate of

Minneapolis High School in

Minneapolis, KS, says that the high

Norman Terry Obituary

Norman L. Terry, age 66, of

Blue Rapids, passed away at

Bryan LGH East in Lincoln,

Nebraska on Sunday, February

14, 2010.

Norman was born April 8,

1943 at Blue Rapids to James O.

and Catherine L. Behrens Terry.

After graduation from Waterville

High School in 1959 he joined

the US Air Force. Later he

worked for Georgia Pacific as a

Plaster Bagger in the mill. He

was married Jo Alyce Bender,

Letter To The Editor

What is this T.E.A. Party


Now that is the question that

the press pundits and “lefty” type

can’t seem to grasp. Well, it is

simple; it is conservatism in its

ascendancy, ordinary people.

You and me, who are tired of a

“spend it all at any cost” government

that has for too long done as

they please to the majority of the

American people.

We are people who are no

longer going to be silent, having

found that we have a voice, a

voice big enough to be heard.

February 27, 2009 was the whisper

nationwide and April 15,

2009 was the shout and 9-12-09

in Washington, DC was a roar and

we are going to get even louder

all across this nation.

We are aware that our elected

officials have said “they have not

heard us” but they will hear us.

We are electing conservative candidates

with little or no party loyalty.

Candidates, who understand

requirements in the College of

Liberal Arts and Sciences and in

the schools of allied health; architecture,

design and planning;

business; education; engineering;

journalism; music; nursing; pharmacy;

and social welfare.

In July, KU reorganized its fine

arts programs. Music programs

now have their own school.

Visual art, dance, theatre, and

film and media studies programs

are in the new School of the Arts

Community Dance Is Saturday In Marysville

school prom was the biggest event of

the year in her hometown community.

For her junior prom, her class

chose “Camelot” for the theme; they

constructed a version of King

Arthur’s castle with a moat and a

high vaulted ceiling of glittery pink

crepe paper that came together in the

center of the gymnasium’s ceiling.

“I’m still convinced it was the best

prom Minneapolis ever had,” Dittmar

added. “We always had a banquet, so

our mothers prepared Cornish hens,

mashed potatoes, and green beans for

our banquet. The sophomores who

had been chosen to be our servers

were dressed as pages and serving

wenches. The boys even had to wear

tights! It was truly magical.”

Event organizers hope that same

magical atmosphere translates to the

Retro Prom. With colorful decorations,

light refreshments, mood lighting,

and a variety of music, the dance

is designed to attract a crowd of

diverse ages. “We put this event

together not only as a fundraiser but

as a way to bring both young and old

together to dance to some great

music,” said Mandy Cook, another

member of the theatre’s board of

they later divorced.

Survivors include his two sisters;

Sarah Whiting of Blue

Rapids and LaVonne Steenson of

Mentor, as well as nieces and

nephews. He was preceded in

death by two brothers, Jimmy and

Donnie Terry.

Inurnment services are to be

held at a later date. Terry-

Christie Funeral Home, Blue

Rapids in charge of arrangements.

it is the will of the people who

hire them! Not the minority or

special interests. God and the

Constitution empower this great

nation to govern its people…it is

not open to revision or liberal,

progressive, socialist interpretation.

We know as a group that our

children’s and their children’s

freedoms are being taken away

by an intrusive government, nonobjective

press and liberal (progressive)

special interest groups

of elected officials…local, state,

federal. We know that it is up to

us, “We the People”, to step up

and stop it. I, for one, will not

sell my children and their children

into governmental slavery.

It is not conservatives coming

to a political party; it is the party

coming back to us. We are

Patriots; we are Americans, WE


Larry Tawney

Manhattan, KS 66502

within the College of Liberal Arts

and Sciences. Design programs

are in the School of Architecture,

Design and Planning.

Honor roll criteria vary among

the university’s academic units.

Some schools honor the top 10

percent of students enrolled,

some establish a minimum gradepoint

average and others raise the

minimum GPA for each year students

are in school. Students must

complete a minimum number of


Linda Swim, who last appeared in

the theatre’s version of “The

Cemetery Club,” agrees. “The

coolest part of this will be the mix of

age groups – all enjoying music and

dancing. The opportunity for that is

rare here in Marshall County.”

For some, another fun element will

be dressing up for the occasion.

Prizes will be awarded to those that

are “best dressed” or to those that can

still fit into their original prom outfit.

“Really, it doesn’t matter what you

wear,” said Naaf. “Come in whatever

makes you feel comfortable.”

Advanced tickets are $10.00 for

those over twenty-one years of age,

and $5.00 for those under twentyone.

Tickets may be purchased at the

Astro 3 Theatre, Habitat Thrift Shop,

Marysville Public Library, and the

Chamber of Commerce, Marysville;

Fancy T’s in Waterville; and

Daisydoodle Gallery and Gifts in


Sofa &


credit hours to be considered for

the honor roll.

To see the list of students, visit


P/G City Student Name Gender

Parent Name Program(School)

Stdnt Level Award HS Name

Axtell Kalin Dawn Holthaus

daughter of Cornelius Holthaus

Liberal Arts Undergraduate

Junior 2009 Fall CLAS Honor

Roll Axtell Public School

Blue Rapids Kirk Allen

Duensing son of Kenneth and

Zita Duensing Liberal Arts

Undergraduate Junior 2009 Fall

CLAS Honor Roll Valley Heights

Jr-Sr High Sch

Blue Rapids Tyler Storm

Wieland son of Debra Wieland

Liberal Arts Undergraduate

Freshman 2009 Fall CLAS Honor

Roll Valley Heights Jr-Sr High


Frankfort Merica Nichole

Schreiner daughter of Robert and

Dorothy Schreiner Liberal Arts

Undergraduate Sophomore 2009

Fall CLAS Honor Roll Frankfort

High School

Marysville Nicole Paule Brown

daughter of Randall and Sherry

Brown Liberal Arts

Undergraduate Freshman 2009

Fall CLAS Honor Roll

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Marysville High School

Marysville Jacob Ryan

Lutjemeier son of Barbara

Lutjemeier Education

Undergraduate Senior 2009 Fall

Honor Roll Marysville High


Marysville Andrew V Regan

son of John and Lynette Payne

Education Undergraduate Senior

2009 Fall Honor Roll Marysville

High School

Marysville Alicia Ann Ring

daughter of Michael and Cynthia

Ring Liberal Arts Undergraduate

Junior 2009 Fall CLAS Honor

Roll Marysville High School

Marysville Phillip Michael

Schmitz son of Michael and

Phyllis Schmitz Liberal Arts

Undergraduate Sophomore 2009

Fall CLAS Honor Roll

Marysville High School

Summerfield Miranda Nicole

Helmerichs daughter of Jim and

Janet Helmerichs Pharmacy

Professional Prof 1 2009 Fall

Honor Roll Axtell Public School

Vermillion Gina Elizabeth

Gerstner daughter of Daniel and

Jean Gerstner Journalism

Undergraduate Junior 2009 Fall

Honor Roll Frankfort High


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