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VETERANS’ AFFAIR Jamie Potter, Service Representative for the Kansas Commission on Veterans’ Affairs, will not being visiting any sites in the month of April. Please call (620) 3423347 for any needed assistance.

first Friday of each month is the birthday dinner celebrating the birthdays of the month. Blood pressure and blood sugar testing every 3rd Tuesday. For reservations or cancellations in Olpe call 620-475-3384 between 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

SENIOR MEALS Neosho Rapids Senior meals are served Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday beginning at noon. If you are 60 or older, a $3.50 donation is appreciated; meal is $5.25 for those under 60. For reservations or cancellations in Neosho Rapids call (620) 342-8232. Olpe Senior fellowship meals are served on Monday through Friday at 11:30 a.m. at the Knights Hall. If you are 60 or older, a $3.50 donation is appreciated; meal is $5.25 for those under 60. The

VOLUNTEER DRIVERS NEEDED The Emporia Friendship Center is looking for volunteer drivers to deliver meals to elderly and homebound. Delivery starts at 10:45 a.m., Monday through Friday. If interested in volunteering please call (620) 340-8001. Schedules are flexible and routes are approximately one hour. VFW MEMBERSHIP DRIVE The VFW was established to assist veterans. The VFW mission is to foster camaraderie

among United States veterans of overseas conflicts and to serve our veterans, the military and our communities and advocate on behalf of all veterans. The purposes of the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States are fraternal, patriotic, historical, charitable, and educational; to preserve and strengthen comradeship among its members; to assist worthy comrades; to perpetuate the memory and history of our dead, and to assist their surviving spouses and orphans; to maintain true allegiance to the Government of the United States of America, and fidelity to its institutions of American freedom, and to preserve and defend the United States from all her enemies. The Lowry-Funston VFW Post 1980 welcomes new memberships. Applications are availabe online at or stop by at 932 Graphic Arts Rd., Emporia to pick one up. Au x i l i a r y m e m b e rships are also available at

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OLD NEWS IS FUN NEWS PROVIDED BY THE NORTH LYON COUNTY HISTORY MUSEUM Admire News, April 24, 1903 - Even the thermometer has been known to take a drop too much. - The Comiskey Telephone Co. manager has received a shipment of crossbars and expects a car of poles immediately, to commence work on the local system for Americus. When this is done and Admire gets her line completed to connect with Allen, we will be able to converse with the citizens of Americus when necessity demands. - Ed Swisher has accepted a position as manager of the Miller Bros.’ ranch at Miller, Kansas, and we want to inform you that it is no kitchen garden affair. This ranch includes nearly 15,000 acres of land. They expect to put in 1,800 acres of corn this season. They are at this time feeding 1,200 head of cattle. We are glad to know that Ed secured such a position, for it pays well. We wish him abundant success. – Lyndon Record - King Edward of England was pelted with rose petals at Lisbon, Spain. This is a distinct improvement over the fashion of throwing bombs. - It is easier to raise a windmill than it is to raise the wind to make it go. - The Burlingame Enterprise has discovered that there is a minister in Missouri who is evidently looking for trouble. He has announced that in the future he will tell the truth when preaching funeral sermons. - When the male Birds of Paradise assemble to woo the females by displaying their wonderful plumage, the native fowler of the tropics (who harvests feathers to decorate ladies’ hats) builds a screen in the lower tree branches and shoots the male bird with blunt arrows, so as not to draw blood. The feet, wings and skull are then removed and the skin smoked over a slow fire. Humming birds are usually shot with a blow tube loaded with fine sand. The skins are smoked to preserve them, then packed in crates for transport. Strong efforts are being made in India and elsewhere to stop such “murderous millinery.” - A lawyer may be good natured even in his cross examinations. - Why should we keep for others each pleasant word or jest, And save our gruffest manners for those who love us best? - A young man in Atchison is such a wretched dancer that the girl with whom he was entangled paused long enough in the whirl to ask, “Are we waltzing or wrestling?”

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PUT A LITTLE LIBRARY IN YOUR LIFE Emporia Public Library Staff

Dear Reader, How are you doing? All right? If you're new to the community or unfamiliar with the Shopper, this is the library letter, a column that lets you know about your local library. Coming into the Emporia Public Library isn't possible right now, so we're promoting online resources for everyone during the quarantine. We have a special tab on our website ( dedicated to online resources, as well as a tab labeled “Bored?” to provide information on other learning opportunities that are available for free. Digital forms of reading and connecting are opening up all around. Marci Penner at the Kansas Sampler created a special Facebook page called Kansas Responds for posting posi-

tive responses to the COVID-19 pandemic. The State Library of Kansas added TumbleBooks, a popular platform that provides children's ebooks as well as adult romances, which you can access from the EPL catalog and the Digital Resources page of the www. website. The Emporia Public Library has made the process of getting a temporary EPL card available online. This will allow you to log in to the Sunflower eLibrary digital collection. You can also apply for a Kansas State Library card at the same time to gain access to RBDigital audiobooks. Just go to and click on the

"Need a card?" image on the banner to fill out the online form. This is only a temporary card; once the library opens, you can come in to finish the application and receive a permanent card. In the meantime, those who apply will receive an email with their temporary card number, PIN, and state library card number. Assistant Director Mckenzie Gulick said in an email, "We are still closed and cannot do certain things for the public, but this will be a great way for them to feel like we are still there for them!" Library Specialist Erin Livingston said that over twenty people had responded to the temporary card application as of March 31. If you are having trouble using your library card or your state library card, need to reset your EPL PIN, or have any other questions, please email the staff at or reach out via social media. Continue to visit for more announcements and fun information and watch the EPL Facebook and Twitter feed for new postings.

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Sometime in the old days, a relative of Betty Brown’s had died and was to be buried in the Fruitland Cemetery west of Americus. Before there was a bridge, there was a ford of the Neosho River. The guys driving the wagon carrying the casket missed the ford, and the box floated out of the wagon and down the river. It’s not that hard to miss a ford – a foot this way or a foot that way off the gravel – a harrowing run of water after a seasonal rain washing gullies in the hard packed river bottom – an unruly mule fighting the weight of the wagon and its load, creating an angling onto the ford rather than a straight run - any of these can cause a wagon to miss the ford. But a box casket floating in the quick flow of the river is a challenge! Men had to scramble down the muddy river bank, tripping over roots and downed logs, sliding into the river, thrashing in the water, trying to get a grab at the floating box. Imagine it all. Imagine finally getting ahold of the box and having to push it back up the bank, maybe up the other side. Is the body shifting inside? Is water streaming out? Then getting mules and wagon down to where the casket is, or maybe just struggling to carry the casket all the way back to where the wagon has been righted, ready for the additional miles on to the cemetery. Imagine it all. It is a story told down through the decades in Betty’s family. From July 1928 until March 1939 St. Joseph’s Catholic Church of Olpe was ably served by Father Pius Bachler, O.F.M. Father Pius was beloved by all, not only for the many building renovations he initiated for the church, but also for his warm, affectionate leadership, both in church and in school. High school students knew his heavy steps in the hallway but also the extra puffing of his cigar if they had displeased him. Fr. Pius was only 52 when he died in a car accident. His car and a Santa Fe “Doodlebug” collided at the Highway 99 crossing in Olpe. The “Doodlebug” often came through so fast and it was small and not easily seen as it came around the curve. In the car with Fr. Pius was Fr. Theodore Hesselbrock of Cincinnati, a friend. In spite of the Depression and crop failures, Fr. Pius had renovated and repaired the rectory, built two immense reservoirs to insure adequate water supply for the various buildings of the parish, installed a gas plant in both the church and school, renovated the statues and stations in the church, and installed a complete new rubber tile floor. His hobby of landscaping made the church and school grounds a beauty spot in Olpe.


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SOS WOULD LIKE TO SHARE A FEW EYE-OPENING AND IMPORTANT FACTS WITH YOU. CHILD ABUSE IN THE UNITED STATES • In 2018, child protective services received 4.3 million referrals for alleged maltreatment which involved 7.8 million children • Child protective services recorded 678,000 of these children as victims • 60.8% are neglected, 10.7% are abused, 7% are sexually abused, and 15.5% are victims of multiple maltreatment types


70.6% were younger than 3 years old and 46.6% were less than 1 year; 72.8% suffered neglect and 46.1% suffered physical abuse (exclusively or in combination with other maltreatment)

• Nationally, 28.7% of victims are younger than 3 years old; Victims younger than 1 year make up 15.3% of all victims

CHILD ABUSE IN KANSAS • In 2019, there were 73,407 child reports to DCF; 30.9% of reports were physical abuse and 18% were lack of supervision

• In 2018, 1,770 children died of abuse and neglect;

• 6.5% of children experience recurrent mal-

• As of 1/31/2020, there were 7,472 children in out of home placement Each April SOS honors Child Abuse Prevention Month to remind our community of this urgent problem. SOS strives to end child abuse and neglect through advocacy and education in the six counties that we serve. SOS’ Crisis S ervices partners with schools to help children identify healthy interactions and ways they can keep themselves safe. SOS CASA of the Flint Hills advocates for the best interests of abused and neglected children with the help of volunteer advocates. Because of their consistent presence throughout the case, CASA volunteers reduce recidivism rates

and reduce recurrences of abuse while in foster care, all while advocating for the child's best interests every step of the way. The SOS Child Visitation and Exchange Center provides a safe place for families to visit or exchange their children from one the other without fear of negative interactions between parents. The SOS Child Advocacy Center re ceives referrals from law enforcement or DCF pertaining to child cases of alleged abuse or neglect and conduct child disclosure interviews through prosecution. Anyone can help improve the lives of children who have experienced, or are at risk for, abuse or neglect by: becoming a foster parent, becoming a CASA volunteer, creating a trusting

and honest relationship with your children and their peers, reporting suspected maltreatment, donating to a service agency that works with these children, or by helping to spread awareness. SOS encourages any suspected abuse or neglect to be reported to the DCF hotline at 1-800-922-5330 (if it is an emergency, call 911). For more information about SOS please visit www. APRIL IS SEXUAL ASSAULT AWARENESS MONTH SOS would like to share a few eye-opening and important facts with you. SEXUAL ASSAULT IN THE UNITED STATES • 1 in 3 women and 1 in 6 men will experience sexual violence in their life-

time; 1 in 5 women and 1 in 71 men will be raped • 51.1% of female victims of rape reported being raped by an intimate partner and 40.8% by an acquaintance • 52.4% of male victims report being raped by an acquaintance and 15.1% by a stranger • In 8 out of 10 cases of rape, the victim knew the perpetrator • Rape is the most underreported crime; 63% of sexual assaults are not reported to police CHILD SEXUAL ABUSE • 1 in 4 girls and 1 in 6 boys will be sexually abused before they turn 18 years old Please see SOS, Page 5

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SOS From PAGE 4 • 12.3% of females and 27.8% of males were age 10 or younger at the time of their first completed rape victimization • 34% of people who sexually abuse a child are family members of the child • It is estimated that 325,000 children per year are at risk of becoming victims of commercial child sexual exploitation • Only 12% of child sexual abuse is ever reported to the authorities CAMPUS SEXUAL ASSAULT • 3 million students were sexually assaulted in 2019 • More than 1/5 of all stalking cases involve a direct attack on the victim • College women are 3x more likely to experience

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The March Monthly Meeting of the Cloverleaf 4-H club was held online using Zoom due to the Covid-19. The meeting was called to order by president Kaylie McKay. The flag and 4-H pledge was led by Karsen McKay and Kaylie McKay. Call of order was “What is your favorite drink? ”. Everyone present typed their response. Reese Spade gave the treasurer's re-

sexual violence; 27% of college women have experienced some form of unwanted sexual contact; Nearly two thirds of college students experience sexual harassment • 20% - 25% of college women and 15% of college men are victims of forced sex during their time in college • More than 90% of sexual assault victims on college campuses do not report the assault As you can see from these statistics, there is a crucial need for SOS services and community support towards sexual assault victims. There

port. There was no parliamentarian report. There was a bill to Twin Rivers by Reese Spade. This was seconded by Evan James. Lastly, the meeting was adjourned by president Kaylie McKay.

are a few key phrases you can use to show your support: “I’m so sorry this happened to you”, “I believe you”, “It’s not your fault”, and “What can I do to help you?”. SOS advocates for those affected by sexual assault. Please share the SOS 24/7 helpline (800-825-1295) or for resources and more information. Source: National Sexual Violence Resource Center (NSVRC). Available from https://www. n s v rc . o rg / n o d e / 4 7 3 7 and End Rape On Campus https://endrape o n c a m p u s . o rg / ? b l m _ aid=82324574

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With schedules changing hourly churches are adapting to reach the needs of the people. Please check with churches to see what the schedule is for Easter. Email or call 620-208-8888 and we will print another updated schedule next Tuesday.

And God blessed the seventh day and made it holy... Genesis 2:3 Usually on Saturday evening, I try to go to bed early so I’m refreshed on Sunday morning. But, I do remember a Saturday night years ago, coming home late after a K-State football game. It was a four hour drive. I went to bed very late only to drag myself out of bed a few hours later for my Sunday church-service marathon. “If I did not have to preach the message,” I told myself, “I would have slept in.” My first service was at 8:30 am, we sang hymns, and then it was time for the children’s message. The eager kids gathered around me, and I showed them a blue box. “This box is so heavy,” I said. I lifted the lid and looked inside. “No wonder it is

COUNTRYSIDE BAPTIST CHURCH 24608 S. K-170, Osage City April 12, 10:30 a.m., presenting “The Folded Napkin” - *subject to change EMPORIA FIRST CHURCH OF THE NAZARENE April 12, 11 a.m. Facebook Live www. First Church of the Nazarene FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH They will live-stream and broadcast the 10:35 worship service on KVOE. LIFE CHURCH 1801 Graphic Arts Rd., Emporia April 12, 10:30 a.m., Live streaming on Life Church Emporia YouTube channel, Life

so heavy. It contains all the days of the week and all the things I have to do on those days! In my office during the week I prepare my sermon, talk to church and community members, visit people in the nursing home, visit people in the hospital, prepare for Bible studies, prepare devotions, attend meetings, attend dinners, work on special projects and come home tired.” “Sometimes on Saturdays, I get phone calls that someone needs to visit with me or they need my help. Or, the lawn needs to be mowed or the car washed. Each day the hours can become long and tiring, but there’s one day that is different. It is called the Sabbath. God made it holy. God

even made it one of the Ten Commandments. On this day we push aside all the heavy things and come together as God’s people to pray, to worship and to hear His Word.” “When we do this, we are not only obeying one of the commandments, but we are making the rest of the week lighter and easier to carry.” As the children looked at me with their big eyes and soft smiles, I was reminded why I was really here this Sunday morning. Not because I had to be, but because I was called to be. It is my honor to praise God and give thanks for this day and the many blessings I receive throughout my busy and tiring week. We are all privileged to honor God and

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MESSIAH LUTHERAN CHURCH April 12, 8:30 a.m., Community Easter Service at the Fairgrounds

ST. ANDREW’S EPISCOPAL CHURCH 828 Commercial, Emporia Visit them on Facebook for their live stream services or

MOUNT PLEASANT COMMUNITY CHURCH 26075 S. Berryton Rd., Lyndon They will have live online Sunrise and Sunday worship services for Easter. Check the Facebook page ChristsTransformingCommunity for times and more information.

ST. MARK’S LUTHERAN CHURCH 1508 W. 12th Ave., Emporia Join them for worship via Zoom. For additional information, check out their website

SAFFORDVILLE UNITED METHODIST CHURCH 2450 YY Rd, Emporia For more information, follow them on

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carry the blessings and peace of the Sabbath into the work week. Dear Lord, we pray for gladness every Sunday morning as we walk into Your House of Worship, putting aside the burdens and weight of the week and focusing on You. We ask for Your strength from Sunday to Sunday as we maneuver the stresses and distractions in our path and pray to have eyes that see the many blessings that You weave into the fabric of our lives. We ask that our path leads back to Your worship every Sunday. Amen With God, In Jesus Christ, Through the Holy Spirit, Pastor Gary Merritt Ebenezer, Olpe, Madison United Methodist Churches .

ford, KS Facebook page now and all are welcome to look there for updates pertaining to Holy Week and Easter. THE SALVATION ARMY 327 Constitution, Emporia Prerecorded video of each service will be posted on their Facebook page at The Salvation Army of Lyon County in Emporia, KS. VICTORY FELLOWSHIP 693 Road 190, Emporia April 10, 6:30 p.m., Drive In Good Friday Service *subject to change April 12, 10 a.m., Drive In Easter Worship Service *subject to change Follow them on Facebook Victory Fellowship Emporia.

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USDA Announces More Than 3.4 Million Acres Selected for General Signup Conservation Reserve Program

520FARM Acre Marion County Real Estate Auction


SUNDAY, MARCH 29, 2020 • 12:30 P.M.

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DIRECTIONS: 5½ miles south of White City on Hwy. 4 & Hwy. 149. Then ¾ mile east on P Ave. Or 4 miles north of Hwy. 56 on Hwy. 149. Then ¾ mile east on P Ave. WATCH FOR SIGNS.

LyonThursday, Co.April Land Auction 9, 2020 at 7:00PM 295+/- Acres Flint Hills Grass & CRP

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Auction Location: Olpe Chicken House 8 E State, Hwy 99 Olpe, KS 66865 Due to Covid-19 we are taking precautions to assure the health and wellbeing of our clients. We will proceed with this auction as scheduled “curb side” at the Olpe chicken house parking lot. We ask that only interested buyers attend this auction. You may bid from your vehicle if you’d like, or if buyers would like to bid on phone, arrangements can be made. Thanks for your cooperation J&D Auction Service. Property Location: 629 Road 60 Olpe, KS 66865. From Olpe, KS go West on road Rd 70 (lake road) for approx. 4 ½ mi. to Rd G, go South on Rd G for approx. 1mi. to Rd 60, go West on Rd 60 for approx. ½ mi. to the property on South side of Rd 60 . Watch for signs!

Seller: Sullivan Ranch, LLC. Auctioneers: Jase Hubert (620)-481-7303 & Dwayne Coble (620)-794-2061

JD consertill,15ft., new sweeps, good disks; Case IH 4300 field cultivator, 28ft.; Case IH 3900 tandem disk, 20ft, good disks; IH 5100 grain drill, double disk; IH 900 6 row planter with dry fertilizer; IH 1994 Bobcat1:7753 skid loader, Tract 120.5 acres, more or less, of which 119.85 acres is farmland with diesel, 46hp, 5ft. bucket, good tires, 47 sq. baler, twine tie; Farmhand accumulator & fork, good; IH 414 hydro thegood; balance native grass. swing Approx. Irwin siltymower, clay7ft., loam and swather,79% 14ft.; JD 3pt. rotary good;soil Krause pull 21% type runs 2014 Polaris 570 ATV, shank;planted Hutchinsonto 40ft. 8 in grain auger, PTO swing unloading power steering, 4x4, low hrs., good Ladysmith silty clay loamchisel soil11 was corn in 2019 and&possession auger, hyd.; Culti-King field cultivator, 24ft.; Rhino 3pt. post hole digger cond.; 1977 Case 2470, 4x4, power will be50%, given tonot theworkBuyerwith at12closing. in auger, good; IH 35 side delivery rake; Ford 3pt. sickle mower; shift, tires cab, AC 2bt. fast hitch plow; IH Vibrashank field cultivator, 18ft.; JD 653A row ing, 4,658 hrs. with JD 10 ft. front Legal Description: W½head; of IH the490SE¼ W½Bush of Hog thepull E½ the11SE¼ tandemand disk, 25ft.; typeof chisel, shanks;of IH blade, runs good; 1977 Case 1070, Cyclo planter, Range 6row; Miller disk,of 12ft.; bale processor; JD power shift, cab, AC Township not working, 20 2,offset East theHesston 6th P.M., Marion Section 24, South, pull type rotary mower, 14ft.; Danuser 3pt post hole digger with 8" & 12" tires 50%, 7,678 hrs., runs good; Kansas. bits small 2 wheel trailer with Pinelli hitch; JD 510 big round baler; HesIHCounty, 1066,cab, has not been used for several years; 1980 Chevrolet ¾ ton ston hydro swing swather, 14ft; bale spear that mounts in a loader buckTaxes: $1,825.36. et; 3pt bale mover; IH 55 3pt chisel, 13 shanks; 200 bu. gravity box on a 4x4 pickup with 500 gallon spraygooseneck trailer with hyd. auger er with 45ft. booms, used to spray th to Kansa South Directions: Approx. 1½ LIVESTOCK miles east ofEQUIPMENT: Hillsboro on Trail 190Star crops; 1997 Ford ¾ ton pickup, 4x4, 20ft. bumper pull self th th auto, 229,0004miles with to Can-150unloading East big onbale 150 mile to the SW corner of the on460, Kansa miles trailer,½ new; Top Hand squeeze chute & palpation cage, nonball bale bed; 1986 Chevrolet ¾ good; Powder River portable loading chute, good; 2 Pearson HD split gates property. for bale signs.on 10ft. overhead frames, new; 3 Pearson HD 3ft. walk thru gates, new; ton pickup, 4x4,Watch with DewEze bed; 1962 Chevrolet 2 ton truck, Pearson head gate, needs work; W&W bumper pull stock trailer, 16 x 5, 10ft bed & hoist, not running W&W squeeze chute; mineral feeder; 15 10ft metal feed bunks; Tract 2: 78.5 acres, morerough; orincluding less, of which 75.840 acres farmland the pipe 40 8ft. 2⅜" posts, 9ft. 2⅞" is posts, 20 9ft. 3½" with posts, 20 Auctioneer’s Note: There are no 4½" 9ft. posts, 30ft. sticks of 2⅜"; DewEze bed arms on flatbed balance native grass. 57%25Ladysmith silty claybale loam soil, 31.5% small items, so be on time. For Approx. with pump & electronic control; 16'x 7' bumper pull flatbed trailer; several pictures to Irwingosilty clay loam soil,dog8.6% Clime-Sogn complex soil, 2% Dwight silt pen panels; 3,000 watt generator

loam soil, with the balance Clime silty clay loam soil was planted to beans in 2019 and possession will be given to the Buyer at closing.



Legal Description: W½ of the SE¼ of Section 20, Township 19 South, REAL ESTATE & Terms: Cash or Good Check Range 5, East of the 6th P.M., Marion County, Kansas. Not Responsible for Accidents Taxes: $1,152.86.

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VISTA, • (785) 499-5376 Directions: Approx. ALTA 4 miles east ofKANSAS the Hwy 77 roundabout on Hwy GREG HALLGREN JAY E. BROWN (a dirt road).(785) West on 150 to Zebulon. North on Zebulon 1 mile to 210th (785) 499-2897 223-7555 th 210 ¼ mile to SE corner of the property. Watch for signs. Tract 3: 320.58 acres, more or less, of which 314.37 acres is farmland with the balance native grass. Approx. 87.4% Irwin silty clay loam soil, 12.4% Ladysmith silty clay loam with the balance Clime silty clay loam soil. Approx. 240 acres are planted to wheat and possession of these acres will be given to the Buyer after the wheat is harvested. The balance of the acreage was planted to corn in 2019 and possession of these acres will be given to the Buyer at closing. There is an oil well and tank battery located on this tract.



Broker: Jamie Sauder Coldwell Banker/Emporia Real Estate, Carmen Mackey Tri-County Real Estate For more information and pictures go to

Legal Description: NW¼ and NE¼ of Section 7, Township 21 South, Range 3, East of the 6th P.M., Marion County, Kansas.

Taxes: $4,502.36.

Directions: Approx. 4½ miles east of Hillsboro on 190th to Nighthawk. South on Nighthawk 7 miles to 120th. West on 120th 1 mile to the NE corner of the property. Watch for signs.

SUNDAY, MARCH 29, 2020 • 12:30 P.M.

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2139 P AVE. • WHITE CITY, KStract will need to signed and Terms and Conditions: Sealed bids on each will be openedCity Mayon1,Hwy. 2020. The 4 highest bidders on each DIRECTIONS: 5½ miles south of White 4& Hwy. 149. Then ¾ mile east tract on P will invited a private determine successful 10% nonOr 4 miles north of Hwy. 56 ontoHwy. 149. auction Then ¾tomile east onthe P Ave. WATCHbidders. FOR SIGNS. refundable earnest money will be due at that time on each tract. Balance SKID LOADER, ATV, due when MACHINERY: JD consertill,15ft., new sweeps, good disks; Case IH merchantable title and Trustee deeds are delivered. Closing on 4300May field27, cultivator, Caserights IH 3900 tandem disk,to20ft, disks; TRACTORS & TRUCKS: or before 2020. 28ft.; Mineral will transfer thegood Buyer on IH all 5100 grain drill, double disk; IH 900 6 row planter with dry fertilizer; IH 1994 Bobcat 7753 skid loader, tracts at st closing. The 1 half of the 2020 taxes and all prior years will be 47 sq. baler, twine tie; Farmhand accumulator & fork, good; IH 414 hydro diesel, 46hp, 5ft. bucket, good tires, paid byswing the Seller. Cost of the Owners title policy, escrow and closing fees swather, 14ft.; JD 3pt. rotary mower, 7ft., good; Krause pull type runs good; 2014 Polaris 570 ATV, will bechisel divided equally between40ft. the8 Buyer Seller. sells in 11 shank; Hutchinson in grainand auger, PTO &Property swing unloading power steering, 4x4, low hrs., good As-Is condition. All acreagefield amounts and24ft.; soil Rhino types 3pt. are post based county auger, hyd.; Culti-King cultivator, holeondigger cond.; 1977 Case 2470, 4x4, power records and the USDA Web Soil Survey and are deemed reliable, but are not with 12 in auger, good; IH 35 side delivery rake; Ford 3pt. sickle mower; shift, tires 50%, cab, AC not workguaranteed. Sale is not contingent on the buyer obtaining Broker 2bt. fast hitch plow; IH Vibrashank field cultivator, 18ft.;financing. JD 653A row ing, 4,658 hrs. with JD 10 ft. front and Auctioneers aretandem representing theBush Seller. head; IH 490 disk, 25ft.; Hog pull type chisel, 11 shanks; IH blade, runs good; 1977 Case 1070,

Cyclo planter, 6row; Miller offset disk, 12ft.; Hesston bale processor; JD power shift, cab, AC not working, For information pull type rotary mower, 14ft.; Danuser 3ptcontact post hole digger with 8" & 12" tires 50%, 7,678 hrs., runs good; bitsGreg small 2 wheel trailer withBroker Pinelli hitch;& JDAuctioneer 510 big round baler; HesIH 1066,cab, has not been used for Hallgren, several years; 1980 Chevrolet ¾ ton ston hydro swing swather, 14ft; bale spear that mounts in a loader buckat 785-499-2897. Send signed sealed bids et; 3pt bale mover; IH 55 3pt chisel, 13 shanks; 200 bu. gravity box on a 4x4 pickup with 500 gallon spraygooseneck trailer with hyd. auger er with 45ft. booms, used to spray including the tract number, bidders address EMPORIA, KS • 904 East 6th Avenue crops; 1997 Ford ¾ ton pickup, 4x4, LIVESTOCK EQUIPMENT: Trail Star 20ft. bumper pull self and contact information to: Formerly an office for American Red Cross. Property auto, 460, 229,000 miles with Canunloading big bale trailer, new; Top Hand squeeze chute & palpation cage, nonball balelot. bed; 1986 Chevrolet ¾ good; Hallgren Real Estate & Auctions LLC contains a 2,648+/- sf building on 0.30+/acre Powder River portable loading chute, good; 2 Pearson HD split gates ton pickup, 4x4, with DewEze bale on 10ft. overhead frames, new; 3 Pearson HD 3ft.Rd. walk thru gates, new; 17162B Switchgrass Property can be viewed with a Realtor. Realtors call 2 ton truck, bed; 1962 Chevrolet Pearson head gate, needs work; W&W bumper pull stock trailer, 16 x 5, Altachute; Vista, KS 66834 800.801.8003 for instructions.10ft bed & hoist, not running rough; W&W squeeze mineral feeder; 15 10ft metal feed bunks; pipe including 40 8ft. 2⅜" posts, 40 9ft. 2⅞" posts, 20 9ft. 3½" posts, 20 Auctioneer’s Note: There are Auctioneer’s no Note: Outstanding opportunity to purchase productive Bid Online Only April 20 - 22 at 4½" 9ft. posts, 25 30ft. sticks of 2⅜"; DewEze bale bed arms on flatbed small items, so be on time. Forfarmland that has been will maintained. For maps and othertrailer; information with pump & electronic control; 16'x 7' bumper pull flatbed several pictures go to go to dog pen panels; 3,000 watt generator Prefer Not to Wait for the Live Auction? Submit a Pre-Auction Offer!

2,648+/- sf Emporia Office SELLS WITHOUT RESERVE


800.801.8003 • Terms: Cash or Good Check Not Responsible for Accidents KS DANIEL NELSON RE LIC BR00231987; WILLIAMS & WILLIAMS MARKETING SERVICES, INC. RE LIC CO90060880. BUYER’S PREMIUM MAY APPLY. Statements made day of auction take precedence over printed material. Lunch Available



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Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue announced the acceptance of more than 3.4 million acres in the general Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) signup recently completed, the first general signup enrollments since 2016. County offices will begin notifying producers with accepted offers no later than April 3. Through CRP, farmers and ranchers receive an annual rental payment for establishing long-term, resource-conserving plant species, such as approved grasses or trees, to control soil erosion, improve water quality and enhance wildlife habitat on cropland. Farmers and ranchers who participate in CRP help provide numerous benefits to the nation’s environment and economy. “The Conservation Reserve Program is one of our nation’s largest conservation endeavors and is critical in helping producers better manage their operations while conserving valuable natural resources. CRP is a part of the heritage that producers use to help our next generation continue the legacy of great stewardship,” State Executive Director David Schemm said. “The program marked its 35th anniversary this year, and we were quite pleased to see one of our largest signups in many years.” Information about acres accepted by state and more can be found at https://www.fsa. index. Over these 35 years, CRP has addressed multiple concerns while ensuring the most competi-

tive offers are selected by protecting fragile and environmentally sensitive lands, improving water quality, enhancing wildlife populations, providing pollinator forage habitat, sequestering carbon in soil and enhancing soil productivity. Seventy percent of the nation’s land is owned and tended privately, and America’s farmers, ranchers and landowners have willingly stepped up to protect the environment and natural resources. This general signup included offers for State Acres for Wildlife Enhancement (SAFE), which allows producers to install practices that benefit highpriority, locally developed wildlife conservation objectives using targeted restoration of vital habitat. Over 95 percent of SAFE offers submitted were accepted under this general signup representing more than 487,500 acres. This acceptance level highlights the commitment to SAFE as an important part of CRP. The 2018 Farm Bill established a nationwide acreage limit for CRP, with the total number of acres that may be enrolled capped at 24.5 million acres in 2020 and growing to 27 million by 2023. While the deadline for general CRP signup was February 28, 2020, signups for continuous CRP, Conservation Reserve Enhancement Program, CRP Grasslands and the Soil Health and Income Protection Program (SHIPP) are ongoing. The CRP Grasslands deadline is May 15, and the SHIPP signup begins March 30, 2020, and ends August 21, 2020. Continuous and GrassPlease see USDA, Page 12

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Free Bibles, large print available, will mail or deliver, 620-366-0339, 620437-7352.

God’s Truth Explained 106.1 FM

bottradionetwork Ivy Township will receive bids for the 2020 mowing of the Admire and Ivy Cemeteries. Each cemetery will be bid separate per specifications.Contact Ivy Township, 510 Ivy Admire KS 66830 for specifications.


Autos for Sale

WE’RE STILL HERE!! CALL BEFORE YOU COME - OUR HOURS MAY CHANGE!! Group 1 ...........$88 Group 4 .........$130 27HD .............$125 31P or S 750 ...$135 65HD .............$135 94R ...............$165 48HD .............$162 All prices with TRADE!

Flint Hills Battery “Emporia’s only TRUE Battery Specialist� 615 Graham.Emporia



(785) 528-9130 • (866) 423-6129

Nationwide Locating Service M-F 8:30 a.m. - 6 p.m. Sat. 9 a.m. - noon


2014 Chevrolet Silverado 1500. 4 door, double cab, 4x4, 31,370 actual miles. Business Services Like new condition, $25,500. 620-794Offered 4293


0170 Coop's Small Engine Service and Repair. Mowers, chainsaws, etc. Pickup and delivery available. 620-279-4289.

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Trucks for Sale

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Garriott Construction LLC 30 x 40 x 10 ........$12,900 30 x 50 x 12 ........$14,900 40 x 60 x 12 ...... $20,900 Complete on your level lot! SHawn Garriott | 620.344.0743

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WE SERVICE AND REPAIR tillers, lawn mowers, weed eaters

Lot for Sale or Rent: Gravel lot, 3116 Sutton Place, 140X140', 6 foot chainlink fence. 620 340 3447

Call 620-443-5993 or 620-794-4501

Flint Hills Shopper

Joe's Lawn Care is looking for residential or commercial lawns to mow in the Emporia area for the 2020 season. Free estimates. Insured. Other services offered. 620-340-2903


Pickup & Delivery available

New/used shipping containers for sale/rent.






Mobile Homes for Rent


Mobile homes, 2 and 3 bedrooms, Strong City and Cottonwood Falls. 620-273-8110.

Business Commercial for Rent 0910 Commercial Shop building, 704 Industrial Rd.; insulated. 58x 29 ft., with office, 1/2 bath, 12X14', bay door, zoned light industrial. 620-340-3447.


Gentle Angus black and black white face heifer pairs. 620-344-1312

Buying and selling horses and goats. Hay, Feed 620-794-4318, 620-342-7190.


Buying gold and silver jewelry any condition, coins. Also pistols, shotguns, rifles, collections, ammunition. Paying top dollar. 620-757-7555. Cash paid for clean used mobile homes. 620-273-8110.

We are taking unprecedented steps to give you a unique deal through the month of April. We, along with some of our vendors have partnered to give you a 10% discount off ALL post frame buildings and residential stud frame homes. (The bigger the building the bigger the savings)

Specializing in *Post frame building *Homes *Garages *Equestrian *Any building with concrete & doors qualifies for this discount travel charges may apply

Celebrate Earth Day at the Cottages! Retirement living at its finest! Contact Valorie for a tour!


Brome/Prairie round bales. Net wrapped, 5x5. 1700#- $50-60 PER BALE. Good to excellent quality. 620-7944293

Location: 24917 N Hwy 169 Garnett ks.

Apartments for Rent


Sim-Angus Bulls 18 months old and yearlings. Proven sire and great disposition. Few white face. 620-3405941



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Farm Misc.


Corn, Soybean Alfalfa & Sorghum Seed Will Deliver Kevin DeDonder (620) 341-3970


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City of Cottonwood Falls is currently accepting applications for a Full Time Laborer/ Equipment Operator. Individuals are required to have a High School Diploma or GED, a valid Kansas driver’s license and be able to obtain a CDL. Benefits include Insurance, KPERS, and EOE. Hours are Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. overtime may be required. Pre-employment drug screening is required. Applications can be picked up during business hours at City Hall located 220 Broadway Cottonwood Falls, Ks and will be accepted until the position is filled. 0380


809 Neosho St Take a look at this 4 bedroom, 1 bathroom home with 1,374 sq. ft. built in 1900. This home is full of charm with a front porch, original woodwork, pocket doors, built-ins, fireplace and lead glass windows. Home has CH/CA, unfinished basement and an outbuilding. This is a great place to raise a family! $59,900.00 813 Neosho St. Duplex Bungalow built in 1910. The front unit has 2 bedrooms and 1 bathroom and the back unit has 1 bedroom and 1 bathroom. These property has lots of character, hardwood floors and makes a great income! Come see for yourself how this investment property could work for you! $44,900.00



NEW LISTING 501 Ceder. Here is what you have been looking for, a newer ranch style home with many updates that is move in ready! This home offers 1,232 sq. ft. with 3 bedrooms and 2 baths and was built in 1999. With an open concept kitchen/ living room, vaulted ceilings and a master suite, the house has all the modern amenities. Plus an attached garage and a full unfinished basement with an egress window, there is a lot of space with lots of potential. New flooring and new kitchen appliances all on a corner lot. A must-see! $119,900.00 501 UNION Cottonwood Falls Take a look at this clean, updated 1,100 sq ft home with 2 bedrooms and 1 bath plus an office and an unfinished basement. Built in 1910, with lots of charm, hardwood floors and tall ceilings. The kitchen has been updated, along with the windows, siding and wrap around porch. It sits on a large corner lot with a 720 sq ft Morton bldg w/ stove, built in 2002 with a concrete floor. Property includes cider orchard. Come see for yourself! $74,900.00 NEW LISTING: 519 Mulberry - Corner lots with city water, sewer hookups and a 30/50-amp electrical hookup, come and build your dream home or park your RV! $14,900.00 312 Cherry St. Cottonwood Falls. Completely remodeled, 1+ bedroom, 2 bathroom home built in 1910. Home has 988 sq. ft. plus full unfinished basement (Could be finished) CH/CA & new roof, guttering, siding, windows, and so much more. Home has open floor plan and a master suite. Large lot 110’ x 88’ with privacy fence and detached garage. This home is move in ready and a must see! NEW PRICE $99,900.00




NEW LISTING 301 E 7th St. Strong City 20 Unit Motel with brick exterior, owner’s living quarters, laundry room and garage. The ranch-style live in quarters offer approx 2,090 sq ft., 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, including a master suite, office for checking in to the hotel, hardwood floors, limestone fireplace. Tons of charm and potential and priced to sell! Formerly the Prairie Fire Inn & Spa, the motel has not been in operation for a few years and needs you to bring it back to life! $59,900.00 311 Broadway - Known as Cottonwood Falls Collectibles, Established antique store w/ plus of an apartment. 2420 sq. ft. CA/CH, tin ceiling. hardwood, $65,000.00 313 Broadway - Great office or retail space. 3000 sq. ft. exposed limestone, CH/CA finished basement $98,500.00

Office Email Address: Visit us online! OFFICE 620-273-6421 1-866-273-6421

Heidi Maggard, Broker Cell 620-794-8813

Richard Griffin, Associate Broker Cell 620-343-0473

Chuck Maggard, Auctioneer, Sales Cell 620-794-8824

Andrew Phipps Auctioneer 620-794-1673

Griffin Real Estate & Auction

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lands enrollments are available nationwide. All counties located within the Prairie Pothole region states of Iowa, Minnesota, Montana, North Dakota and South Dakota

are eligible for SHIPP. This spring, FSA will roll out a new pilot conservation program, the Clean Lakes, Estuaries, and Rivers 30 (CLEAR 30). USDA Service Centers are open for business by phone appointment only and field work will continue with appropri-

tion Service, or any other Service Center agency are required to call their Service Center to schedule a phone appointment. More information can be found at coronavirus. For state-by-state information on general signup results, visit www.

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The Lyon and Chase County Conservation Districts will be accepting applications for state cost-share assistance

Heavy Use Area Protection

MARCH 1, 2020

Livestock Waste Systems


ate social distancing. While our program delivery staff will continue to come into the office, they will be working with our producers by phone, and using online tools whenever possible. All Service Center visitors wishing to conduct business with the FSA, Natural Resources Conserva-

Critical Area Seeding On-Site Waste Systems Soil Testing

Livestock Watering Systems Grass Seeding Well Plugging Erosion Control Structures

Livestock Ponds Cross & Pond Fencing Windbreak Establishment DON'T FORGET TO ASK US ABOUT OUR POUINATOR PACKETS!

APRIL 30, 2020 If you have q� or concems or wish to apply for cost share programs contact us at:

3020 W 18th Avenue Emporia, KS

620-343-2812 EXT 3

Applications receiving approval /ram LCCD and the Division of Conservation {DOC} may start implementation after July 1, 2020 Cast share assistance is not available on any project (s) completed prior to DOC approval. Practices must comply with USDA, NRCS Field Office Technical Guide Standards and Specifications or other specifications approved by the DOC. Application approvalwill be subject to a ranking process using specific criteria established by LCCD, CCCD, NRCS, and the DOC.

Contact us for all your seed needs and drill rentals!





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