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From the president’s desk

Planning for the future of a community is a monumental task. Many lend their shoulder to the hard work, which happens on many fronts. It involves many conversations, board meetings, much patience and political posturing to develop policies and road maps. The result, if done correctly, is a community which thrives with good jobs, quality schools, roads, utilities, recreation alternatives, public safety and available homes. Our elected boards tend to be the most visible – city commissioners, county commissioners and school boards. Also close behind are the volunteers who serve the boards advocating for economic development – specifically the Ottawa Area Chamber of Commerce, Franklin County Development Council, Ottawa Main Street Association and Franklin County Convention and Tourism. None of these servants receive any pay for the hours of their time which they donate to do the work of the greater good. Recently the leaders of each of the aforementioned boards and commissions committed even more of their own time to meet and strategize together in order to develop a more uniform effort to achieve growth and prosperity for Franklin County. We called the meeting the Franklin County Leaders’ Summit and it involved a breakfast meeting, and an evening meeting both held here in Ottawa. Following these gatherings the leaders participated in an overnight excursion which involved a Friday afternoon and Saturday


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nized that insomuch as each organization or entity has identified goals and responsibilities our relationship to each other and to the community is truly symbiotic. Said differently – when one succeeds we all prosper; when one withers we all experience recession. Our community represents a reflection of the collective work of each organization. At the conclusion of John Coen the Manhattan meeting we realized this work is ongoing and these meetings are only a beginning to the collaborative process. The next step involves engaging the greater community. Individuals have been assigned tasks to insure continuation of the process. One group is working on a community survey; another is organizing a series of town hall meetings. Be prepared to answer when asked, “If you were in charge and could change or add something for the greater good of our entire community, what would that be?” Together we will make Franklin County an even better place in which to live, work and raise a family.

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morning in Manhattan, Kansas to view the work of a very successful Kansas community. The goal for outcomes is to more clearly quantify the areas in which our community can all pull together in a concerted effort. To help us structure the discussions and guarantee more beneficial results from the forums, we employed a moderator to help frame and guide our deliberations. To begin, each group shared with all the participants the goals, visions and challenges which have been identified by their members and boards. Secondly we were tasked to share a potential opportunity for Franklin County which our group believes is currently being unrealized. As discussions continued, there was a realization that as community leaders, we had become proficient in talking AT each other – during these meetings we began the process of talking WITH each other. Sometimes this is challenging. It is easier when disagreements occur to talk louder and with more animation. All have an affinity to the specific group they have been tasked to represent. The common bond becomes our community and the responsibility we all share in making it better. Participating leaders identified early in the process that each organization is competing for the same dollar; whether that is a tax dollar or a membership dollar, it is a dollar which has been earned by our citizens and how it is spent is a great responsibility. Additionally it was recog-

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Engineering building solutions for business and industry Professional Engineering Consultants like to fix things and are dedicated to finding solutions for tough problems. Their goal is to make things work better, more efficiently, more effectively and less expensively with more productivity. Whether it’s making traffic flow smoothly by working on interstate interchanges for the Kansas Department of Transportation, delivering plentiful, pure water by designing water treatment systems that make salty water drinkable or making a more functional airport, PEC crafts creative, workable designs that fulfill their clients’ needs. Ottawa residents and others using K-68 Highway may already be familiar with PEC and just don’t know it. They were the engineering firm responsible for the K-68 and Davis Road intersection reconstruction. “PEC is proud to have been a part of the reconstruction of the intersection of Highway K-68 and Davis Road,” Mike Berry, PEC principal said. “This joint City/KDOT funded project provided much-needed improvements. Both safety and capacity of access to the industrial park have been

improved to this area, which is vital to the economic growth of Ottawa and Franklin County.” PEC also completed a sewer project for the City of Ottawa and is currently working on the renovations at Ottawa University. Founded in 1965 PEC’s headquarters remains in downtown Wichita, a testament to the company’s strong commitment to downtown development. In 1973 the Allied Laboratories division was created which added geotechnical engineering services, inspection and testing to the list of PEC services. If you’ve ever wondered what the exact contents of your asphalt mix are, or how much stress that concrete slab can take before it breaks, these are the people to ask. Over the years three other Kansas offices have been added in Topeka, Lawrence and Pittsburg. Two offices in Oklahoma City and Tulsa, along with a location in Fort Collins, Colorado complete the PEC footprint. With an employee base of 260 professionals PEC clients benefit from decades of engineering experience and expertise, and because their

turnover is low and project experience for individual engineers is high their clients see shorter lead time, quicker answers, a bigger talent pool, broader experience and better project results. PEC believes it’s important to preserve natural resources and protect the environment because they don’t just do business here, they live here too. They shop, bike, worship and rake leaves here, just like everyone else in the community. They have a strong commitment to their communities and work to contribute, give back, and make things better for everyone. While the list of organizations the PEC employees support is too numerous to list corporate support is given to: Kansas Food Bank Warehouse, Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma, Community Food Bank of Eastern Oklahoma, Botanica, Junior Achievement, Operation Holiday, Habitat for Humanity, United Way, American Red Cross, Kansas Special Olympics, Kansas Humane Society, Ronald McDonald House, Children First, Operation School Bell, Wichita Art Council and Engineers Without Borders.

While engineers tend to be a little on the shy side here are some pretty impressive awards they’re proud of. Those include:

“PEC is proud to have been a part of the reconstruction of the intersection of Highway K-68 and Davis Road. This joint City/KDOT funded project provided much-needed improvements. Both safety and capacity of access to the industrial park have been improved to this area, which is vital to the economic growth of Ottawa and Franklin County.” Mike Berry, PE principal.

2014 Award of Excellence (4) — Associated General Contractors of Kansas Inc. 2014 Award of Honor — Associated General Contractors of Kansas Inc. 2013 3rd Place in Best Website category — Society for Marketing Professional Services 2013 IES Illumination Award Merit Recipient — Illuminating Engineering Society 2013 Public Works Project of the Year — American Public Works Association 2013 Engineering News Record Top 500 engineering firm 2013 Small Cities/Rural Communities Public Works Project of the Year — American Public Works Association 2012 Top 100 U.S. MEP Giants Consulting and Specifying Engineer 2012 Preservation Honor Award — National Trust for Historic Preservation 2012 Award for Excellence — Kansas Preservation Alliance 2012 Palladio Award — Traditional Building 2012 Capstone Award — Kansas City Business Journal 2012 Engineering News Record Top 500 engineering firm 2011 Merit Award — Design-Build Institute of America 2011 Excellence in Historic Preservation — National Trust for Historic Preservation 2011 Excellence in Rehabilitation — Kansas Preservation Alliance, Inc. 2011 City Public Improvement — American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC) of Kansas 2011 Engineering News Record Top 500 engineering firm 2010 Project of the Year — American Public Works Association (APWA) Kansas Chapter 2010 Engineering Excellence — ACEC 2010 City Public Improvement (2) — ACEC 2010 County Public Improvement (2) — ACEC 2009 City Public Improvement — ACEC 2009 Public Works Project of the Year — APWA 2008 Environmental Project of the Year — APWA 2008 Disaster/Emergency Construction Project of the Year — APWA

EMPORIA STATE UNIVERSITY - This renovation project transformed the building to meet the changing needs of the student population and the surrounding community. Exterior of building, Shown on front page

In the new cutting edge surgery suite, doctors at Via Christi Health can perform lifesaving techniques never before available in Wichita. This facility brings the tools of a heart catherization lab, an operating room and radiology together in one space – a Hybrid Operating Room. This new OR ranks Via Christi as a top regional medical center with one of only 125 hybrid operating rooms in the nation.


Upcoming Calendar Events May 1: Ribbon Cutting - Lawrence Cancer Center of Ottawa May 2: Chamber Coffee in recognition of USD 290 Retiring Teachers May 3: 5K Walk/Run Color Craze for Communities in Schools May 3: Creative Writing Group May 6: Chamber After Hours at Fr. Co. Convention and Tourism Center May 8: Veterans Corner II May 11: USD 290 High School Graduation May 15: Veterans Corner II May 17: Creative Writing Class May 22: Veterans Corner II May 23: ACT Ottawa presents: Mid Summer Nights Dream by William Shakespeare May 24: Masonic Breakfast May 24: Breakfast at Trinity United Methodist Church May 2: ACT Ottawa presents: Mid Summer Nights Dream by William Shakespeare May 25: ACT Ottawa Presents “Mid Summer Nights Dream” by William Shakespeare May 27: Leadership Trustees Meeting May 30: ACT Ottawa presents: Mid Summer Nights Dream by William Shakespeare May 31: Breakfast at Trinity United Methodist Church May 31: ACT Ottawa presents: Mid Summer Nights Dream by William Shakespeare Jun 1: ACT Ottawa will have Shakespeare-in-the-Park Jun 7: Creative Writing Group Jun 11: Quarterly Membership Breakfast Jun 12: Veterans Corner II Jun 14: 5K - On The Move For Cancer 5K Jun 19: Veterans Corner II Jun 21: Creative Writing Class Jun 24: Leadership Trustees Meeting Jun 26: Veterans Corner II Jun 28: Masonic Breakfast Jun 28: Breakfast at Trinity United Methodist Church Jul 5: Creative Writing Group Jul 10: Veterans Corner II Jul 17: Veterans Corner II Jul 19: Ottawa Municipal Airport Open House and Fly-In 7 a.m.-Noon Jul 19: Kalmar Christmas in July 2014 5K Walk/Run Jul 19: Creative Writing Class Jul 22: Leadership Trustees Meeting Jul 24: Veterans Corner II Jul 26: Masonic Breakfast Jul 26: Breakfast at Trinity United Methodist Church Aug 2: Creative Writing Group Aug 14: Veterans Corner II Aug 16: Creative Writing Class Aug 21: Veterans Corner II Aug 23: Ransom Memorial Hospital 5K Run/Walk Aug 23: Masonic Breakfast Aug 23: Breakfast at Trinity United Methodist Church Aug 26: Leadership Trustees Meeting Aug 28: Veterans Corner II Aug 30: Breakfast at Trinity United Methodist Church

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COF is a non-profit organization that has been providing services for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities in Coffey, Osage and Franklin Counties since 1968. On-site employment opportunities and vocational training are provided at COF’s two Day Services Centers in Ottawa and Burlington. In supported employment arrangements, COF provides job coaches to supervise the work people with disabilities do at the employer’s place of business. Individuals participating in Work Services develop many skills and are adept at light assembly, packaging, labeling, mailing and collating work. Many businesses can testify to the value they receive by working with COF to add to their workforce. COF is proud of the relationships they have with business partners in Kansas. For 46 years COF has provided employment opportunities for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities in their own workshops and in our partners’ places of business. While this might not sound like a big deal less than a month ago the Department of Justice Civil Rights Division entered into a settlement agreement with the state of Rhode Island that addresses violations of the Americans with Disabilities Act for more than 3,000 individuals. The settlement is being called a “landmark” and the nation’s first statewide settlement to address the rights of people with disabilities to receive funded employment and daytime services in the broader community, rather than in segregated sheltered workshops and facility-based day programs. COF’s versatile workforce extends businesses’ personal workforce as the business workload demands whether that’s a one time project or to meet seasonal demands. COF has 26,000 sq. ft. of production space, 4 loading docks, 16,000 sq. ft. of warehouse space, ample forklift equipment, worldwide shipping and is ISO compliant. Perhaps more important to partner employers is its affordability. High quality standards and on-time delivery are standard. Whether you need assembly, packaging, application or other repetitive COF can provide those services at competitive prices. COF is looking for more community partners that will provide job opportunities for people with disabilities while also providing quality services and manpower to meet your company or organization’s specifications. For more information about how our workforce can make your workplace more efficient and productive please visit our website: to learn more about how we can help your business control its’ future too.

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Clarifies legislative impact on schools

With education so closely tied to economic development, school funding in Kansas should be a major concern for all communities, state and local economic leaders said recently. As part of the Ottawa Area Chamber of Commerce’s annual Eggs and Issues breakfast, Dale Dennis, Kansas Department of Education deputy commissioner, detailed the plight of Kansas schools April 22 at Ransom Memorial Hospital, 1301 S. Main St., Ottawa. With Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback’s signature on a new school -funding bill freshly on the minds of those gathered, Dennis explained to the crowd how Kansas schools are awarded state funding. The new law raises base state aid per pupil from -$3,838 to $3,852. But that isn’t nearly enough, Dennis said, because the state’s base aid was set at $3,600 in 1992. Calculating for inflation, the -state’s $3,600 in 1992 equals about $6,000 in 2013, and the $3,838 offered today would have equaled $2,302.37 in 1992. For every $100 added to the base aid, Dennis said, the total amount is raised by $68 million. “Notice the progress we’re making, or lack there of,” Dennis said. Another change in the new school funding law deals with the Local Option Budget (LOB), which, along with Capital Outlay, was ordered to be increased by the Kansas Supreme Court earlier this spring. Local Option Budget funds equalize the amount of funding for poor school districts, Dennis explained. Every school district in Kansas levies 20 mills in property tax to pay for its budget, Dennis said, with the rest made up by state funding. The 20-mill levy does not ask for payment on the first $20,000 of assessed value,

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Kansas Department of Education deputy commissioner Dennis said, which causes problems in poor communities where appraised values are less than $20,000. Dennis said the state is currently funding about 78 percent of the Local Option Budget, resulting in a grand total $339,212,000. Because the state doesn’t fund the full amount, Ottawa raised its mill levy by 5 mills, Jeanne Stroh, Ottawa school superintendent, said April 23. But poorer communities have a more difficult time raising needed funds, Dennis said. One such community is Galena in southeast Kansas, where the mill levy increased by 19 mills. “This will get to your heart,” Dennis said. “That means you had to levy about [5] mills to make that up. You levy [5] mills higher than you would have needed to if we had funded our part.” The Kansas Supreme Court’s recent ruling said the state had to fund the Local Option Budget up to 100 percent, funds for which were increased by more than $100 million by House Bill 2506 to satisfy the ruling. The funding will become effective on July 1.


New home brings health; happiness

Nearly two years ago when Linda Duke moved into her apartment at Ottawa Retirement Village she was fighting cancer and grieving the loss of her husband of 38 years. “I was very sick when I came here,” said Duke. “I didn’t even choose this place; my son and daughter-in-law chose it for me because it was close to their home and I needed their help and care.” The move from Oregon to Kansas proved to be the thing that allowed Duke to once again see the beauty and joy in the world around her. “When I first came here I had only about 15 percent range of motion. I was able to get physical therapy at ORV and it has really turned my health around. I went to my physical therapist three days a week and work out now in my apartment. I’m up to about 40 percent (range of motion) now.” she said. “It’s all helped me so much.” Duke said she has also improved her overall health by swimming after apartment manager Laura Dryden told her about Swim For Life. “Laura knew I was desperately looking for a place to swim because I knew it would help me,” Duke said. “One day Laura told me she had read that Swim For Life had reopened. Now I go six days a week; it’s made a remarkable difference in my health and sense of well-being.” Duke is learning how to live alone for the first time in her life and while that still presents some challenges from time to time she said it helps that she is able to have her two cats with her. “They came here with me from Oregon,” Duke said. “Sagan is 16 years old; Itsey is only six.” A retired nurse, Duke keeps up with research and medicine, communicates through Facebook and her computer, is a veracious reader and a selfdescribed sports nut. “I love the Royals and the Seattle Seahawks,” she said. “I’ve traveled all over and realized every place has it’s beauty — all you have to do is see it. Ottawa is my favorite place in Kansas. I think I can truly say one of the reasons I love Kansas is my place here. I like the ORV and I have friends here,” Duke said. “We’re all very independent here but Laura checks in on us every morning and my family likes that. I like it too. “This is my home — I’m not just staying here. I don’t yearn for Oregon. I go to visit, yes, but this is home. This is like another great gift in my life.”

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Edward Jones provides financial services for individual investors and every aspect of the firm’s business is designed to cater to the investors in the communities in which they live and work. The firm’s 12,000-plus financial advisors work directly with nearly 7 million clients to understand their personal goals —from college savings to retirement— and create long-term investment solutions that emphasize a well-balanced portfolio and a buy-and-hold strategy. Investors in Ottawa have two Edward Jones branch offices to choose from, each independently owned and operated but both strongly embracing the importance of building long-term, face-to-face relationships with clients, helping them understand and make sense of the investment options available today. Financial Advisor Ryan Henningsen of Edward Jones 502 S. Cedar St., Ottawa, said the one-on-one, face-to-face Edward Jones business model is important. “Developing a personal relationship is important between a client and financial advisor and trust is extremely important. It’s not about us, it’s about you,” Henningsen said. “I tell people to think of me as their financial doctor. You tell me what’s

wrong or what your goals are and then we’ll figure out how to fix it or help you reach your goal. We don’t just buy and sell stocks, we truly are financial planners.” Jason Berve’s Edward Jones office is located at 101 N. Main St, Ottawa. Berve recently achieved the professional designation of Accredited Asset Management Specialist. Also a Financial Advisor, Berve said the financial planning business isn’t one-size-fits-all. “We plan and prepare for the expected and protect against the unexpected, all under one roof with the backing of a national firm. Financial planning is like a suit — it’s better if it’s tailored to fit.” And, when it comes to your money, experience is also important. “Between the two of us we have nearly 20-years of financial planning experience, and my dad Bill was here 20 years,” Henningsen said. “We’re both here for the long haul and will see many of our clients through to retirement. That’s comforting to a lot of our clients. “We’re truly humbled and thankful for the clients we have and don’t ever want anyone to feel like their account is too small or we’re too busy for them.”

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In USD 290 we believe that every student can reach their potential through a great education. A great education means students are college and career ready when they graduate from Ottawa High School. We focus on not only building academic skills but teaching students how to apply those skills, problem solve, and develop technical and career skills. Part of this process is developing “soft skills”. These skills include collaboration, task completion, responsibility and shared decision making. We have many challenges to conquer but we are ready for the tasks ahead. We have a facilities committee studying the district needs. We are implementing new math, writing, and PE curriculum next school year. We are implementing the ACT and WorkKeys assessments at OHS. Every student at OHS will have a Chromebook. The state of Kansas is not quite prepared for a new accreditation system so we have elected to be accredited through the ADVANCED Accreditation system. This is an international system of standards that are research-based. We will meet the challenges we face because our kids deserve the very best. Research Tells Us: Great School = Well Educated Citizens Well Educated Citizens = Safer Communities Well Educated Citizens = Economic Growth Well Educated Citizens = Healthier Citizens “Education makes people easy to lead but difficult to drive: easy to govern, but impossible to enslave.” Peter Brougham

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• Robert Dodson of Dodson Aviation was presented the Wright Brothers “Master Pilot Award” from the Federal Aviation Administration this month for more than 50 of safe operations. The presentation was a surprise to Dodson during a company luncheon. • Derek Low, a fourth-year medical student at the University of Kansas School of Medicine, is participating in a sour-week hands on clinical training with Dr. John Gollier as part of a rural preceptorship program. • Ottawa’s County Mart grocery store, 2138 S. Princeton Circle Dr., became a Price Chopper last week following its purchase by the Queen family. • Sandy and Russ Sylvester, owners of Sylvester Ranch, 1906 Kingman Road, recently were the recipients of the 2013 Master Farmer and Master Farm Homemaker award. • Ottawa’s new Bark Park dog park, 320 N. Locust St. at Forest Park opened this month during its formal “unleashing” event. • Thomas H. Sachse has announced his retirement as a district judge for the State of Kansas after 23 years of service. Sachse plans to resume private practice of law. After his retirement from the bench, Sachse plans to resume private practice, joining the Anderson & Byrd LLP law firm, 216 S. Hickory St., Ottawa. • Golden Peterson, Ottawa, was named Ransom Memorial Hospital Auxiliary’s volunteer of the year at an April ceremony. • Tommy Felts, managing editor of The Ottawa Herald was named one of the - “Top 25 under 35” honor by Editor&Publisher magazine. The recognition occurred - the same month that The Ottawa Herald earned its fourth consecutive Sweepstakes award for editorial excellence during the Kansas Press Association’s Awards of Ex- cellence ceremony in Manhattan. The Herald’s achievement was among a record 43 honors — including 24 first places — awarded to the Ottawa newspaper’s news, advertising and creative services teams for work in 2013. “The awards are a great recognition of the talented staff and quality work done every day at The Herald,” Felts said. “But our jobs aren’t done. We don’t have time to rest on our laurels. We’ll continue to be here, day after day, providing customers with a relevant news product that not only informs readers, but helps to keep the community connected — through the print, online, social media and digital formats hungry news consumers demand.”

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Rye Brook, N.Y. — Vyve Broadband, Ottawa’s cable TV provider, announced today that it is implementing the first step in its TV Revolution campaign to shake up the way TV content is delivered to its customers. Vyve announced sweeping changes to its programming choices, including the launch of numerous frequently requested channels and the dropping of the Viacom family of channels. In addition to the new channels, Vyve has also launched Watch TV Everywhere, a whole new way to access TV programming via the Internet. The new customer-requested channels include children’s entertainment channels Boomerang and Sprout, family-oriented UP, political news and commentary channel TheBlaze, action oriented family channel MavTV and Hallmark Movie Channel. Vyve has received repeated inquiries from customers about adding these channels. A full list of new and updated channels now available to Vyve customers can be viewed at VyveBroadband. com/TVrevolution. The Viacom channels, including MTV, Nickelodeon and Comedy Central, are being dropped as the result of annual programming fee increases recently announced by Viacom that would have doubled programming rates over the next five years. This would significantly increase Vyve customers’ monthly costs, since programming fees account for the bulk of customer bills. In addition to concern about passing these rapidly increasing costs on to its customers, Vyve also took into consideration the declining ratings of Viacom channels. Viacom programming will be removed from Vyve’s cable TV lineup starting May 1. “Everything we do at Vyve is aimed at creating a customer experience that is unequaled in broadband speed and entertainment value,” said Jeffrey DeMond, chief executive officer for Vyve Broadband. “The new channels we are introducing offer an exciting range of entertainment options, including many networks that our customers have been asking for. And although it was a difficult decision to remove the Viacom channels, giving in to their demands would have violated our commitment of providing our customers with the best possible product at the greatest value.”


Our home is your home

A big hearted approach to meet the needs of seniors is the focus Vintage Park at Ottawa strives for. Vintage Park’s Director, Luanne Freund, embraces each resident with a sense of warmth and a true understanding of their needs through her thoughtful and insightful approach. Her goal is to make each day a little better for each of her residents by hiring the right staff, to adding more programs or initiating new approaches to provide the best possible care. Her residents love to see her coming and get showered with attention when she does. Vintage Park at Ottawa is celebrating eight years in the Ottawa community. With their 40 spacious assisted living units, open kitchen concept, enclosed courtyard and therapeutic spa; it has a lot to offer. Add in a great activity program, new dining options, all inclusive pricing, and staff that love what they do and you have a recipe for success. Many new adventures await the resident who calls Vintage Park “Home.” Call Luanne Freund, Director today and set up a time to come by for lunch and a tour. Please visit its website at Vintage Park at Ottawa is one of 18 Vintage Parks in Kansas and is located at 2250 S. Elm Street. Call today at 785-242-3715,

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