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Sabetha High School PTO carnival draws large numbers is ranked among best despite weather, change of location in Kansas By Amber Deters a variety of factors contribute to Staff Writer

Following an examination that included required graduation credits and state assessments, Sabetha High School has earned national recognition as one of the best high schools in Kansas. This designation was given by U.S. News and World Report, which gave two Kansas high schools gold medals, eight high school silver medals, and 21 high schools — including SHS — bronze medals of national recognition. SHS Principal Todd Evans said

the school’s recognition through this award. “The first is that we are blessed with great kids from great families that are supportive of our schools,” Evans said. “The second is that we have a teaching staff from the elementary, middle and high school that is committed to educational excellence.” “Finally, we have a community that is dedicated to supporting our educational system with resources that allows our students to experience success,” he said. The rankings are for the 201011 school year.


Highland VP explains technical education opportunities for high school students By Amber Deters Staff Writer

The discussion by the USD No. 113 Board of Education to possibly switch Sabetha High School and Sabetha Middle School from block to traditional scheduling has raised many questions. Recently, The Herald has received many requests for more information regarding items that have been mentioned multiple times at recent meetings: the “Memorandum of Understanding” with Highland Community College, and more details regarding the cost of technical education and other dual enrollment courses for high school students. In order to provide information from another source with knowledge of the matter, The Herald contacted Highland Community College and asked if they would explain what their communication with area school districts has entailed, as well as their technical education opportunities. The following is the reply received by The Herald from Cheryl Rasmussen, Vice President for Student Services at HCC:

During the 2012 legislative session, the Kansas legislature, in an attempt to jump-start the workforce, passed SB 155, which allowed us at HCC to offer tuitionfree technical education to high school students. We communicated with all superintendents in our nine-county service area the following summary of HCC’s decisions for offering technical education beginning last fall, August 2012. • High school juniors and seniors can attend HCC›s Tech Center free of charge beginning this semester. • Districts will not be charged for tuition, fees, or books. • Districts are responsible for transportation, but will receive a reimbursement from the state. • Districts who encourage and allow students to participate will be eligible to earn $1,000 per student who graduates with a certificate in a high need occupation. •  Students can now graduate from high school with a high school diploma and certification from a technical program that

Ryder Argabright (front) pulls his arm back to launch the football at the Football Bowling game during the Summer Send Off Carnival, Saturday, May 4, at Sabetha High School. His father, Phil Argabright, is kneeling behind. Herald photo by Krista Wasinger

David Park pays extra tickets at the Pie in the Eye game so that he can step closer to his target ­­– Mrs. Sheryl Plattner – at the Sabetha PTO Summer Send Off carnival Saturday, May 4. Herald photo by Krista Wasinger

Alyssa Braxdale gets her face painted by a Sabetha High School cheerleader at the Summer Send Off Carnival Saturday, May 4. Herald photo by Krista Wasinger

Mackenzie Garber grabs a roll of toilet paper to aim into the Potty Toss game at the Summer Send Off Carnival. Herald photo by Krista Wasinger

Due to rain, the Summer Send Off Carnival was relocated to inside Sabetha High School on Saturday, May 4. Despite the change of location and rainy weather, a large crowd enjoyed carnival games, food and inflatables in the high school commons and gym areas. Herald photo by Krista Wasinger

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‘Wild, Wild West’ is WHS prom theme


Viola Oliver of Sabetha achieves 100-year milestone on May 4 By Patty Locher

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Wetmore High School Senior Class members attending the Wetmore High School Prom, “Wild, Wild West,” Saturday evening, May 4, are FRONT ROW (L-R) Kim Diehl, Amber Meggison, Alayna Noe, Jordan Evans, Cristy Law, Dana Kramer and Chelsie Potter; BACK ROW (L-R) Jesse Gerber, Gus Myers, Lane Hanzlicek, Ross Boeckman, Kristian Stark, Jay Haverkamp and Nick Kiefer. Herald photo by Patty Locher

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Viola Oliver of Sabetha, and formerly of Bern, celebrated her 100th birthday in style on Saturday, May 4, surrounded by family and friends. Her 100-year achievement makes her the youngest of six current members of the unofficial Sabetha Centenarian Club. Viola was born May 4, 1913, on a farm northwest of Humboldt, Neb., the older of two daughters born to Clarence and Goldie (Skillett) Robertson. She was six years old when her sister Verna was born at Humboldt. Young Viola enjoyed helping take care of Verna and loved pushing her around in a buggy. In 1919, when Viola was in first grade, her parents purchased a farm on Stringtown Road, four miles south of Baileyville and moved the family there. Her parents’ first car was a Chevy Touring Car, purchased in Lincoln, Neb., prior to their 1919 move to Kansas. She remembers staying with her grandma while


Viola Oliver smiles during her 100th BIrthday Celebration, held Saturday, May 4, at the Apostolic Christian Home. Herald photo by Amber Deters

her parents went to Lincoln to get the car. Viola also remembers that on one of their 1919 trips from Humboldt to the new farm south of Baileyville, they had to deal

with mud around the wheels and tires of their Chevy Touring Car – which had curtains for windows – so her dad took the fend-

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BROWN, NEMAHA COUNTY COMMISSIONS BROWN COUNTY Tuesday, April 30: The board met in regular session at 8 a.m. with Chairman Keith Olsen and Commissioners Warren Ploeger and Steve Roberts present. The April 30 month-end claims were approved for a total of $295,676.71. The May 1 payroll was approved for a total of $114,549.92. The board approved the minutes of the April 22 meeting. Tax change orders Nos. 2012131 through 2012-133 were approved and signed. Buried cable permit No. 1303 for United Telephone, doing business as Century Link, was approved and signed. Sheriff John Merchant reported 16 inmates currently in the county jail. He discussed arrests during the last week. The meeting was adjourned at 9:08 a.m. Monday, May 6: The board met in regular session at 8 a.m. with Chairman Keith Olsen and Commissioners Warren Ploeger and Steve Roberts present. Sheriff John Merchant reported 18 inmates currently in the Brown County Jail. He discussed various arrests and cases during the last week. The board met in executive session on non-elected personnel with Sheriff Merchant, County Attorney Kevin Hill and County Clerk Debbie Parker also present. The board then approved the creation of the new position of Jail/Dispatch Administrator at the wage of $18.50 per hour. Sheriff Merchant announced that Jennifer Lambert, current Head Dispatcher of the Brown County Jail, would fill the new position of Jail/Dispatch Administrator. He later introduced Lambert to the board. Phyllis Schafer, NEKCAP, reported that Brown County had been awarded an Emergency Shelter Grant. She presented an environmental review form for the commissioners’ signatures. The board approved the min-

utes of the April 30 meeting. Sam Schuetz, American Legion, requested the possible use of the Courthouse Lobby on May 27 for the Memorial Day Services. The Courthouse lobby would be used only in case of rain. The board approved the Hiawatha Chamber of Commerce request for the use of the west side of the Courthouse Square on June 1 for the Hiawatha Summer Fun and Run Block Party. Don Nigus and Gene Hillyer, Hiawatha Foundation for Economic Development, presented the annual HFED report. Hillyer introduced Jessica Kisling, who has been hired as the new HFED Director to fill the position left by Nigus on his retirement. Also discussed was the Farmers Market, to be held every Tuesday evening in the Hiawatha Thriftway parking lot. Brent Miller, Deffenbaugh Industries, discussed the possibility of bidding on the trash hauling from the Brown County Transfer Station. Brown County currently has a contract with Hamm Quarries for trash hauling. Tom Bennett, BG Consultants, discussed problems with 19 large truss bridges in Brown County, which currently is responsible for a total of 208 bridges. Bennett presented a proposal to replace four of these truss bridges at a total cost of $2,269,000. Brown County’s tax mil levy would have to be raised one to four mils to pay for this construction, depending upon the term of the bonds. The meeting was adjourned at 11:21 a.m. The next meeting will be held Monday, May 13. NEMAHA COUNTY Monday, April 29: The board met in regular session at 9 a.m. Chairman Gary Scoby led the flag salute. Present also were Commissioners Tim Burdiek and Dennis Henry. Road and Bridge/Solid Waste Supervisor Dennis Ronnebaum advised that: •He received a cost estimate from Central Kansas Engineering

Consultants to perform the yearly bridge inspection for Nemaha County. He shared the information with the board. •He will need to order grader blades from MidWest Service and Sales soon. •He is aware of at least two people who would like to see Bridge B-15 in section 19 of Nemaha Township remain open. He and the board had talked previously about possibly closing this bridge. •Office Manager Janet Linden received a right-of-way easement request from JBN Telephone Company to run a phone line along Old Highway 9 west of Corning. The board approved the right of way easement request with JBN. Commissioners signed the request as presented. The board reviewed vouchers submitted by the departments to be paid at the end of the month. The board reviewed and approved, as presented, the minutes of the April 22 meeting. Sheriff Rich Vernon advised that: •His department had a very interesting week, which included some damage done to Sheriff ’s Department vehicles. •They are currently holding 13 inmates in the jail. •He was to meet with an architect from Treanor Architect Tuesday afternoon to discuss the possibility of building a new jail in Nemaha County. Commissioners phoned and spoke to Jay Herrmann with AHRS Construction about possibly replacing the front entrance sidewalk to the courthouse. The board reviewed a quote submitted by Gudenkauf Tree Service to trim trees on the courthouse grounds. Commissioners did not act on this bid at this time. The meeting was adjourned at 12:25 p.m. Monday, May 6: The board was scheduled to meet in regular session at 9 a.m. Minutes were not available at The Herald’s press time. Minutes for each county are excerpts and unofficial until approved at the next meeting.

NEMAHA COUNTY DISTRICT COURT NEW CIVIL CASES (ALL) JPMogan Chase Bank, National Association vs. James M. McGuire, Terry G. McGuire, John Doe and Mary Doe, Sabetha. Petition to Foreclose Mortgage in the sum of $22,448.73 together with interest and costs. State Resources Corp. vs. Gary D. Lhamon and Becky J. Lhamon, Seneca. Petition for $46,496.62 plus costs. CRIMINAL CASES FINISHED (DISMISSAL INCLUDED) Joann B. Garascia, Seneca, sentenced for possession of stolen property; ordered to pay $265 in court costs plus court appointed attorney fees. Paul Aaron Ward, Seneca, sentenced for theft, to 8 months with the Department of Corrections; suspended and placed on 12 months supervised probation, to pay $660 in court costs. Jason Rudin, Sabetha, sentenced for battery; ordered to spend 6 months in county jail, suspended, placed on supervised probation for 6 months. Ordered to pay $265 in court costs plus court appoint attorney fees. Brian Vargas, Goff, case dismissed. Daniel Scott Brown Jr., Wetmore, sentenced for possession of a hallucinogenic drug, to 12 months in county jail; suspended and placed on 12 months super-

vised probation. Ordered to pay $265 in costs plus court appointed attorney fees. LIMITED CASES FINISHED Educational Credit Union vs. Cory J. Collins, Seneca. Judgment entered against Defendant for $317.75 plus costs and interest. Capital One Bank (USA), NA vs. Kenneth W. Clary, Sabetha. Judgment entered against Defendant for $507.24 plus costs and interest. TRAFFIC Mandy L. Hartter, Sabetha, speeding 73/55; $191 fine and costs. Samuel S. Proctor, Holton, speeding 68/55; $161 fine and costs. Barry L. Buessing, Axtell, speeding 70/55; $173 fine and costs. Stephanie A. Fischer, Auburn Neb., speeding 71/55; $179 fine and costs. Sergio Martinez Jr., Bern, speeding 70/55; $173 fine and costs. Easter E. Hobbs, Seneca, speeding 75/65 and improper display of license plate; $203 fine and costs. Kent M. Heinen, Seneca, speeding 74/55; $197 fine and costs. TRAFFIC DIVERSIONS Shana L. Steinlage, Centralia,

speeding 74/55; $297 diversion fee, fine and costs. Jody N. Holland, Amarillo, Texas, speeding 84/60; $389 diversion fee, fine and costs. Nanette M. McGuffin, Circleville, speeding 76/60; $279 diversion fee, fine and costs. Thad W. Keehn, Topeka, driving while suspended; $298 diversion fee and costs. Kyle A. Rethman, Seneca, speeding 82/60; $371 diversion fee, fine and costs.


Hiawatha man pleads no contest to son’s murder; girlfriend arrested for aiding and abetting By Amber Deters vis acknowledged his role in the Staff Writer

A Hiawatha man has entered into a plea agreement in the death of his 4-year-old son. Twenty-seven-year-old Lee Davis IV pled no contest Monday in Brown County District Court to amended charges of second degree murder and felony child abuse. Davis originally had been charged with first degree murder in the beating death of his son. The child was brought into Hiawatha Community Hospital Sunday, March 3, with severe physical trauma. From there, the child was flown to Children’s Mercy Hospital, where he was pronounced dead Tuesday, March 5. According to a Hiawatha World report, Brown County Attorney Kevin Hill said that, following extensive interviews, Da-

BROWN COUNTY SHERIFF'S REPORT MISCELLANEOUS NEWS On May 6, 12 male and six female inmates were in the Brown County jail, none out of county and 21 at peak. ARRESTS On May 5, Leonard Cashman, 19, of Everest was arrested on a Brown County Failure to Appear Warrant. On May 5, Brenda Sanchez, 40, of Horton was arrested on a charge of driving under the influence (DUI). On May 4, Rose Williams, 42, of Bern was arrested on charges of possession of meth, possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia. On May 4, Christina Hillebrand, 22, of Hamlin was arrested on a charge of DUI. On May 3, Elizabeth Lemmons, 57, of Hiawatha was arrested on a Hiawatha Contempt of Court Warrant. On April 30, based on an investigation, a search warrant was executed at 611 North Second Street in Hiawatha. Brian Sparks, 36, of Hiawatha was arrested on a charge of possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.

beating of his son. Based on the forensic examination and investigation by law enforcement, Hill said, it was determined that the child’s death was not premeditated by the individuals involved, but was the result of a beating that got way out of hand. Sentencing is set for Friday, May 31. The day after Davis entered his no contest plea, a second arrest was made in the case. Davis’ live-in girlfriend, 28-year-old Janice Summerford, was arrested Tuesday, April 30, on charges of aiding and abetting murder in the second degree, aiding and abetting felony child abuse, and obstructing apprehension or prosecution. Hill said law enforcement investigation revealed that Summerford was present at the time of the beating. Summerford’s preliminary hearing is set for May 8 in Brown County District Court.

Massengill pleads no contest to Sabetha burglaries

By Amber Deters Staff Writer

A 22-year-old Hiawatha man pled no contest on April 25 in Nemaha County District to two counts of burglary — burglary of a dwelling, and burglary of a vehicle. Ryan Massengill was arrested March 20 in connection with several burglaries that took place in Sabetha during the summer months of 2012. He originally was charged with aggravated burglary, burglary and three counts of theft. Massengill was released on April 25 on $5,000 own recognizance bond. His sentencing is set for May 30.

NEMAHA COUNTY SHERIFF'S REPORT ARRESTS Calvin J. McKenney, 19, of Bern was arrested on May 5 by Nemaha County Sheriff ’s Office (NMSO) on charges of possession of marijuana and paraphernalia and minor In possession. McKenney was released on May 5 on $2,800 surety bond with a court date of 10 a.m. on May 28. CASES On April 28, Nemaha County Sheriff ’s Office (NMSO) took a report of dead cattle near 184th Road and Kansas Highway 63. The owner reported that seven cows and one bull were found dead in his pasture due to a bucket of lethal chemical that was located in the pasture and consumed by the cattle. Loss estimated at $10,000. Investigation is continuing in this matter. On April 28, NMSO took a report of an incident of aggravated assault and battery which occurred at approximately 7 p.m. on the same date at 205 Locust in

Centralia. No arrests were made and investigation is pending. On May 3, NMSO took a report of an incident battery and disorderly conduct at 6402 Main Street in Corning, which occurred at approximately 8:20 p.m. No arrests were made and investigation is pending. ACCIDENTS At 12:45 p.m. on April 22, Dustin L. Willey, 24, of Sabetha was traveling northbound on X Road approximately one-half mile north of 224th Road when he swerved to miss a deer and struck a bridge guard rail. He was driving a 2007 Pontiac G6. Damage listed at more than $1,000. At 11:30 p.m. on May 2, Gerald W. Hill, 45, of Goff was traveling southbound on Kansas Highway 62, 0.1 mile south of 32nd Road, when he struck a deer. He was driving a 2003 Mercury Grand Marquis. Damage listed at more than $1,000.




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ers off and hung them on the back of the car and continued on the trip. This incident took place on the Nemaha River southwest of Bern. Viola attended country school in the Baileyville area until her sixth grade, when in 1925 the family moved back to Humboldt, Neb. She has fond memories of attending events at the Marion Hall in Baileyville. When Viola was a student at the country school near Baileyville, music was not part of the curriculum. When she began attending school in Humboldt, she remembers, music was the hardest subject to learn, because she had just been introduced to it, while her classmates had been instructed in music since first grade. Viola continued her schooling at the Humboldt schools and graduated from high school in 1932. When she was growing up, the housework and taking care of Verna were her responsibilities so her mother could help outside with the farm work. Viola said some of her happiest memories while growing up include helping take care of Verna. After graduation from high school, she continued helping at home and working in Humboldt until 1936, when she married her high school sweetheart, Ray Creed, in Wahoo, Neb. Ray, also a Humboldt native, was the son of George and Lottie Creed. When Viola and Ray were courting, their activities included “going to movie shows.” The newlyweds moved to the Bern area and lived on a farm south of Bern for 35 years. They had a dairy and raised hogs and crops. Ray initially farmed with mules but later acquired a tractor. Their son, Ronald Ray, was born in 1941. His birth is one of Viola’s fondest memories. As Ronald grew, he and his mother did the milking. Viola also had a large garden. She preserved some of the produce for the family’s use. She was a longtime member of the Better Homes Unit. She was talented in making her own clothing patterns, and she sewed clothes for herself and others. Over the years, Viola also raised chickens and sold eggs, and raised turkeys. She later raised miniature schnauzer, cocker spaniel and Lhasa apso puppies. The majority of these puppies went to New York state. She crated them and took them to the airport herself. Ray died of a heart attack in 1971, when he was 61, and Viola continued living on the farm for three more years. She then became reacquainted


Wetmore High School Junior Class members attending the Wetmore High School Prom, “Wild, Wild West,” Saturday evening, May 4, are FRONT ROW (L-R) Raven Sale, Chad Ballenger, Buddy Hosford, Ty Howe, Josh Ballenger and Brianna Boden; BACK ROW (L-R) Nick Flewelling, Dustin Boeckman, Logan Henry, Gabby Brown, Shelby Hopkins, Kyle Shumaker, Kenton Bloom and Codey Wamsley. Herald photo by Patty Locher

This collection of photos depicts Sabetha’s newest centenarian, Viola Oliver, at various phases of her growing up years and her adult years. Photo courtesy of Linda Creed

with a former Humboldt school mate, Bryan Watzke, who before she was dating Ray Creed wanted to take her to an event in St. Joseph, Mo., but her parents would not allow her to go. Viola and Bryan were married at the Bern United Methodist Church on April 7, 1974, and moved to Falls City, Neb. The couple purchased a motor home and traveled extensively for seven years, living near the Mexican border in Westlaco, Texas, during the winter months. He became ill and died of leukemia in 1981. After Bryan’s death, Viola remained in Falls City but spent time caring for her mother, who lived in Humboldt. There she met Roy Oliver, who was looking after his own mother. Roy and Viola were married at the Bern United Methodist Church on Sept. 8, 1984. They moved to Bern in 1987, then moved into the Apostolic Christian West Village in 2005. Roy died of a heart attack in 2006. Viola is a long-time member of the Bern United Methodist Church. She enjoyed crocheting at her leisure, and she taught herself to knit when she was 90 years old. In July 2010, Viola moved into the Apostolic Christian Home, where she has enjoyed Bible study, reading, playing bingo, visiting and going on excursions with other residents of the Home. She also enjoys pizza outings with her daughter-in-law, Linda Creed. Viola said one of the dangers when she was growing up was runaway horses. She said it happened several times to her mother, who lost a baby as a result. Although it was not all that common in the early 1900s for girls to drive, Viola said she learned to drive a car while she was still in high school, when a boyfriend taught her to drive. “The first time didn’t go too well,” she said. “When I drove the car into the garage, I didn’t stop in time and pushed the garage off its foundation!” But she continued to drive throughout most of her life, until she herself decided it was time to hang up the keys. Viola is no stranger to hardViola Oliver as a very young ship. In addition to the difficulties girl. Photo courtesy of starting out farming as newly of Linda Creed weds, she lost three husbands, is a

two-time cancer survivor and has undergone many surgeries, including a knee replacement when she was 95. She said she has no advice for today’s parents raising teenagers. She also said she has no advice for anyone who would like to live a long, healthy life. “They’re old enough to make their own decisions,” Viola said. Viola has one son, Ronald Creed and his wife Linda, who live three miles south of Bern. She has two granddaughters and 11 stepgrandchildren; and four great-granddaughters and 23 stepgreat-grandchildren. Viola’s granddaughters are Sharmon and husband John Polson of Vermillion, and Tamala Smith of Silverthorne, Colo. Sharmon’s daughters are Sadie, Hattie and Sophie Polson of Vermillion, and Tamala’s daughter is Jordon Smith of Oakland, Calif., where she attends college. Viola’s twin stepsons, Bryan’s sons, are Larry Watzke and wife Anne of Blair, Neb., and Garry Watzke and wife Linda of Boston, Mass. Larry’s children are Jennifer and Kalani Simpson (children Brayden, MacKenzie and Eli), Tanya and husband Dr. Keith Baynes (Evie, Ivan, Oliver and Everett), Ryan and wife Melissa Watzke (Elizabeth and Brianna), Nicole and husband Tim Tefft, and Lara Watzke. Garry’s children are Amy and husband Jim Helstrom (Emma, Luke, and twins Gunnar and Rex), Andrew and wife Amy Watzke (Benjamin and Addison), and Megan Watzke (son Iver). Viola’s stepdaughter, Roy’s daughter, is Sharon Oliver Hartupee and husband Art of Allen, Texas. Her children are Steve and wife Michele Heib (Kyler and Mylie), Brad and wife Debra Heib (Nicole, Kevin and Lance), and Stacy Heib and husband Brian Darnell (Maddison and Matthew). Viola’s sister, Verna Haddock of Olathe, and her friend Al Cerne also attended Viola’s big celebration. Centenarian Club Summary As of May 4, 2013, when Viola Oliver joined the unofficial Sabetha Centenarian Club, 23 Sabetha residents have reached the 100-year milestone since Jan. 23, 2000. Listed from oldest to youngest,

current members of the unofficial Sabetha Centenarian Club are: Russell Swanson, born March 24, 1909; Lela Brooks, born March 21, 1910; Marcena Larimer, born Sept. 15, 1910; Leona Durst, born March 13, 1911; Opal Steiner, born Nov. 4, 1911, and Viola Oliver, born May 4, 1913. Born Jan. 6, 1906, Ollie Bauman was the sole centenarian for almost three months, from Dec. 31, 2008, when Lillian Rooney died at age 101 years and one week, until March 24, 2009, when Russell Swanson joined the club. Bauman reigned as senior centenarian until her death on March 4, 2011, at the age of 105 years and almost two months. She was the longest-lived centenarian in Sabetha in the 21st Century. Sabetha had nine simultaneously living centenarians from Aug. 13, 2003, when Ray “Bummy” Baumgartner joined the club, until Sept. 27, 2003, when Ida Keithley, who was 103 years, 8 months at the time, moved away. Living elsewhere when she died in September 2005, Keithley lived to be 105 years and 8 months. Since this Herald reporter started keeping “centenarian watch” in mid-2002, Sabetha has been the home of 23 centenarians. In order of birth after Keithley, the names of those who are deceased and the age at which they died are: Florene Floyd, 100 years, 360 days; Mildred Snyder, 101 years, 7.5 months; Emma Heiniger, 102 years, 11 months; Mildred Kimmel, 102 years, 3 months; Charles Roeder, 102 years, 9 months; Mae Schmitt, 104 years, 10 months; Louise Aberle, 101 years, 6 months; Alice White, 100 years, 11 months; Ray “Bummy” Baumgartner, 100 years, 11 months; Ollie Bauman, 105 years, 2 months; Raymond Ashcraft, 100 years, 9.75 months; Tommy Brammer, 100 years, 7.5 months; Lillian Rooney, 101 years, 7 days; Harvey Rokey, 101 years, 8.3 months; Helen Welliever, 100 years, 6 days; and Opal Buchholz, 100 years, 11 months, 5 days. Prior to the current “centenarian watch,” on Oct. 16, 1996, Bertha Pautz of Sabetha died at the age of 110 years and almost 10 months. She was born Dec. 20, 1885.

tention of renovating it to serve as HCC’s Western Tech Center. This building will house several technical programs and also serve as a training center for schools and businesses in the area. Programs may be offered out of high school buildings until renovation of the Baileyville facility is complete. 2. Programs already approved through HCC that could potentially be offered at HCC’s Western Technical Center include: Industrial Welding, Building Trades, Diesel Technology, Administrative Assistant, Auto Technology, Computer Support Technology, Allied Health courses, Medical Coding, and a potential site for HCC’s nursing program. 3. Programs considered for development include, but are not limited to: Precision Agriculture, Geospatial Technology, Information Technology and Information Technology support, Pharmacy Technology, Respiratory Technology. Additional fields of study in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) programs will also be explored. 4. Program delivery options include face-to-face, interactive dis-

tance learning, and online learning. 5. Supporting the development of 2+2 programs at the Bern HS building. HCC would cooperate with Prairie Hills USD 113 to offer coursework applicable for transfer to Kansas State University and will do further research with Pittsburg State University with regard to applicable transfer programs. Manufacturing Engineering Technology and Milling Science are two such programs that may be appropriate for this site. The “Grains for Hope” program that is already established at Sabetha HS will be supported by coursework development in milling science, even before a potential program would be developed. 6. HCC will plan to offer programs that include partial day and full day attendance options that would most certainly accommodate high school student schedules. In general, HCC’s calendar year would be established by HCC. Consideration will be given to offer high school English and government classes at the Western Technical Center site in order to accommodate students who would not be able to take required courses at their high schools.

Dana Kramer is carried by her date, Tyler Heiman, up the sidewalk to the Wetmore High School Prom on May 4. Herald photo by Patty Locher

Jamie Ray and Jesse Gerber promenade up the sidewalk to the Wetmore High School Prom Saturday evening, May 4. Herald photo by Patty Locher

Taking time to pose for a “family photo” at the Wetmore High School Prom, “Wild, Wild West,” Saturday evening, May 4, are (L-R) Brianna Boden, Jeremy Hoelscher and Kassidy Fund. Herald photo by Patty Locher

Jordan Evans and Ross Boeckman anticipate the Prom. Herald photo by Patty Locher

Gabby Brown and Dakota Spiker promenade to Prom. Herald photo by Patty Locher

Concurrent classes would be paid for by HCC while the districts would pay for high school classes with space provided at no additional charge. 7. Districts will cooperate with HCC in obtaining needs assessments from district patrons with regard to program needs. 8. HCC and the school districts will make good faith efforts at developing a calendar favorable to high school participants at the Western Technical Center and Bern facility. 9. HCC and the districts will make a good faith effort to sustain technical programs in case state funding is reduced or lost. 10. Districts and HCC are willing to work quickly toward these ends. Programs will begin as early as August 2013, but may have to be housed in various districts until a Western Technical Center may be established. The Title III grant may need to be submitted as early as March 2013. We are continuing discussions with administrators in these five districts to further the goals established in the MOU [Memorandum of Understanding]. To more specifically answer your

questions, we are actively working with administrators in Sabetha to offer as many opportunities for high school students as possible. Courses identified as technical courses (per state definition) are offered tuition free to high school students. Courses that are not technical courses are not offered for free tuition. We do not specifically work with career pathways at the collegiate level. Rather, we leave it up to the schools to determine what might best fit into their curriculum. Examples of technical courses that could be offered tuition free are: Certified Nurse Assistant Courses, EMT courses, Introduction to Business, Accounting, Microsoft Word, Excel, Spreadsheet, Anatomy and Physiology, Principles of Early Childhood Education, Engineering Graphics, and any of the programs housed at the HCC Technical Center in Atchison. Examples of courses that are not offered tuition free are College English, College Algebra, Psychology, College Biology, etc. We are certainly working to create the best possible educational opportunities for Northeast Kansas students!

Highland continued from page 1A will allow them to go directly into the workforce or work their way through college. Last fall, several administrators from HCC met with superintendents in the western portion of our service area at various venues, to include the School to Business Consortium Meetings in Frankfort. We discussed various needs of the districts and new opportunities that could potentially be offered through HCC to high school students in our service area. We also had representatives at meetings in Sabetha and Seneca to discuss additional opportunities for high school students. In January, we drafted a memorandum of understanding that was agreed upon by our Board of Trustees and Superintendents and Boards from the following districts: Prairie Hills USD 113, Nemaha Central USD 115, Marysville USD 364, Valley Heights USD 498, and Vermillion USD 380. The MOU reads as follows: HCC Memorandum of Understanding, January 2013 As a result of recent Kansas legislation, SB 155, providing free tuition for high school students taking Technical education classes for col-

lege credit, Highland Community College officials have met on several occasions during the fall of 2012 with school districts in the western portion of HCC’s service area to discuss providing accessible technical education for high school and postsecondary students in that area. Because all parties mentioned below and HCC ha����������������� ve expressed verbal commitment in moving forward with planning, this memorandum of understanding is written. As part of a good faith planning effort, HCC asks support from the following school districts in planning to offer accessible technical education programs for high school and postsecondary students in the western HCC service area: · Prairie Hills USD 113 · Nemaha Central USD 115 · Marysville USD 364 · Valley Heights USD 498 · USD 380 Vermillion The aforementioned districts pledge to work with the HCC Administration, Board of Trustees, and Title III grant writers to secure funds and cooperate in good faith to bring to fruition the following plan: 1. Acquiring the high school building in Baileyville with the in-



PTO pulls off successful carnival The Sabetha Parent Teacher Organization pulled off a huge feat this past Saturday, May 4, with the first annual Summer Send Off carnival, held at Sabetha High School. The carnival came into discussion at the beginning of the school year and with hard work and dedication of PTO officers, members, parents and teachers, it came together and was a stunning success! Sabetha community members and businesses graciously donated money and other items to help PTO put together this amazing carnival complete with games, food, face painting, inflatables, a cakewalk and a photo booth. It’s events like these that make my heart smile. It’s a great example of people working together for a good cause… for our children. It takes an incredible amount of people and endless hours to pull something this grand off in such a short amount of time. Without the dedication of PTO members and support from community members and businesses, this carnival couldn’t have been as successful. Though it was no easy task to plan a carnival, nor was it void of headaches, disappointments and frustration, no one gave up. Everyone involved stuck with it and helped bring it together into an exciting event that our students can look forward to each year. After a PTO meeting on May 1, it was clear that Mother Nature was not going to cooperate with PTO members’ desire to have an outdoor carnival. Initially this was disappointment, but as they say, “The show must go on!” And it did. PTO officers and members rallied excitement around the event with Carnival Kickoff Day on Friday, May 3. SHS was an exciting place to be on Saturday with the lively carnival music and the biggest reward of all — the happy, smiling faces of our kids! Good job and thank you, PTO!! Be proud of what you have accomplished!!



‘Fly the Blue’ the week of May 12-17

Every year, the week in May that includes May 15 is designated National Police Week. During this week, C.O.P.S. (Concerns of Police Survivors) promotes the display of blue ribbons tied on vehicle antennas as a reminder to the public of the men and women in law enforcement who have paid the ultimate price and have given their lives in the line of duty. It also honors the officers who protect and serve us each day. This year marks the 51st year that officially recognizes officers who have given their lives in the line of duty to protect and serve the public. In 1962 President John F. Kennedy signed Public Law 87-726, which designates May 15 as the official National Peace Officers Memorial Day, and national events are held in Washington, D. C., during that weekly period. It has been said that President

Kennedy reviewed the Law Enforcement Code of Ethics and incorporated it into the law to help bring awareness to the integrity and dedication a law enforcement officer must have. There are more than 15,000 law enforcement families who have lost loved ones in the line of duty while serving in the law enforcement field. Each year, between 140 and 160 law enforcement officers are killed in the line of duty, and unfortunately, that number seems to be growing. The Brown County Sheriffs office would like to invite the public to help honor those who have lost their lives, by displaying a blue ribbon on the antenna of your vehicle.

This year we are asking that everyone be creative and display blue ribbons in support of the men and women in law enforcement. We will have blue ribbons available free of charge during the week of May 12-17 at the sheriff ’s office and police departments in Brown County. If you have any questions, please contact the Brown County Sheriff ’s office at 785-7427125. Law Enforcement Code of Ethics As a law enforcement officer, my fundamental duty is to serve the community; to safeguard lives and property; to protect the innocent against deception, the weak against oppression or intimidation and the peaceful against violence or disorder; and to respect the constitu-

tional right of all to liberty, equality and justice. I will keep my private life unsullied as an example to all and will behave in a manner that does not bring discredit to me or to my agency. I will maintain courageous calm in the face of danger, scorn or ridicule; develop self-restraint; and be constantly mindful of the welfare of others. Honest in thought and deed both in my personal and official life, I will be exemplary in obeying the law and the regulations of my department. Whatever I see or hear of a confidential nature or that is confided to me in my official capacity will be kept ever secret unless revelation is necessary in the performance of my duty. I will never act officiously or permit personal feelings, prejudices, political beliefs, aspirations, animosities or friendships to influence my decisions. With no compromise for crime and with relent-

less prosecution of criminals, I will enforce the law courteously and appropriately without fear or favor, malice or ill will, never employing unnecessary force or violence and never accepting gratuities. I recognize the badge of my office as symbol of public faith, and I accept it as a public trust to be held so long as I am true to the ethics of police service. I will never engage in acts of corruption or bribery, nor will I condone such acts by other police officers. I will cooperate with all legally authorized agencies and their representatives in the pursuit of justice. I know that I alone am responsible for my own standard of professional performance and will take every reasonable opportunity to enhance and improve my level of knowledge and competence. I will constantly strive to achieve these objectives and ideals, dedicating myself before God to my chosen enforcement.

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Holton driving school offers driving simulations By Amber Deters tions and the ‘real feel’ experience,” Staff Writer

U.S. Senator Jerry Moran, right, visits with Sabetha Kiwanian Jon Pierson, left, after the Sabetha Kiwanis meeting and program on Thursday, May 2. Herald Photo by Patty Locher

U.S. Senator Jerry Moran speaks to the Sabetha Kiwanis and guests at the weekly Kiwanis meeting Thursday, May 2, about many issues that directly affect rural Kansans, such as healthcare, farming, the economy and the federal budget, appropriations and fiscal issues. He said financial aid and student loans are essential to allow high school graduates to get a college education. “We need the freedom to pursue our dreams,” Moran said. He also responded to questions and comments concerning our freedoms and liberties, the Constitution and the Bill of Rights. On the issue of gun control, he said, the focus needs to be on mental health rather than restricting gun ownership, but resources for managing mental health issues are inadequate, he added. Herald Photo by Patty Locher U.S. Senator Jerry Moran, right, and Sabetha Kiwanian Brett Lukert, D.C., left, owner-operator of Lukert Chiropractic and Wellness, discuss the healthcare mandate and how it affects business owners and employers. Herald Photo by Patty Locher

Senator Jerry Moran is speaker at Kiwanis meeting


Wetmore Academic Center receives grant for recycling containers, compost tumblers By Patty Locher

Staff Writer

Twenty-seven Kansas schools, including Wetmore Academic Center, have been awarded Green Schools grants from the Kansas Department of Health and Environment’s Bureau of Waste Management, with awards ranging from $600 to $4,500. The grants this year totaled $82,855. “Throughout the year, we have been recycling anything and everything,” said Janelle Boden, principal of Wetmore Academic Center. “Our science class made a composter from an old washing machine, we are working on preparing raised beds for a garden, and landscaping around the building. We will be using the compost in the garden and landscape areas.” WAC’s grant of $3,750 is for a project involving recycling containers and compost tumblers. “As a result of this grant, I will be able to purchase large scale composters and commercial recycling tubs,” Boden said. “By next summer, our goal is to have a full garden, the landscaping complete, and an educational program in place that addresses the importance of reusing and recycling.” These grants will fund projects to take place during the 2013-2014 school year and will result in activities like purchasing recycling bins, starting compost programs for cafeteria waste and taking field trips to community recycling centers. “We are a very wasteful society and I feel it is extremely important we become more aware of our waste and how it impacts everything around us,” Boden said.

The science class at Wetmore Academic Center made this composter from an old washing machine. Photo Courtesy of Janelle Boden

“These grants to schools not only have the direct benefits of conserving landfill space, natural resources and energy, they teach students lessons that can be practiced at home and for a lifetime,”


International Level Crossing Awareness Day is May 7 Kansas Operation Lifesaver, in coordination with other Operation Lifesaver (OL) programs across the nation, will celebrate International Level Crossing Awareness Day (ILCAD) on May 7 with a variety of events to illustrate the importance of safe behavior at grade crossings and around train tracks. Statistics show that nationally, vehicle-train collisions and injuries at highway-rail grade crossings were lower across the U.S. in 2012, crossing-related fatalities were flat and rail trespass deaths and injuries rose. This year, 45 countries worldwide are holding events in observance of ILCAD. Kansas joins more than 20 other states in holding activities in conjunction with ILCAD. A full list of events is available on the website at Representatives from Kansas

OL attended a signing in Topeka with Governor Sam Brownback on April 19 proclaiming the week of May 5-11 as Kansas Operation Lifesaver Days, with May 6 as Rail Safety Day. Safety partners within the rail industry, government agencies and law enforcement also will join in the awareness week. Kansas Operation Lifesaver Executive Director Julie La Combe explained that activities are not limited to grade crossings. “We want to make sure that all Kansans are aware of how dangerous it is when people place themselves in harm’s way by trespassing on railroad property – and not just at crossings,” La Combe said. “Despite the continued drop in rail grade collisions, fatalities in Kansas remain unchanged over the past 20 years due to the rise in trespassing.”

said Robert Moser, M.D., KDHE Secretary and State Health Officer. This marks the sixth round of Waste Management Green Schools grants, which are funded by a $1 per ton state landfill fee.

A new option is available for new drivers, or even seasoned drivers who want the opportunity to learn advanced driving techniques. The 6 Plus One driving school is a new driving school, which will be based in Holton. Owner and operator Gordon Smith says 6 Plus One driving school is designed to do what no other driving school in Kansas has ever done. He said the 6 Plus ONE drivers education course will include eight hours in the classroom, plus six hours — plus one additional hour if needed — of experience behind the wheel. “Thus, our name — 6 Plus ONE,” Smith said. “It is a new idea, and hopefully it will be used as a model for future drivers education programs in Kansas.” In addition to the curriculum required by the state, Smith said, 6 Plus ONE driving school will provide a number of expanded features. “Part of our curriculum will include nighttime driving, drug and alcohol awareness, simulated driving targeting road hazards, accident prevention, weather condi-

he said. Smith said 6 Plus ONE driving school will offer drivers education programs for new drivers of all ages, as well as training programs for defensive driving, hazardous road driving, night time driving, alcohol awareness and traffic offenders. “My curriculum is designed to reduce the number of crashes involving young drivers,” Smith said. The cost of the new driver drivers education class is $390 per student, with discounts available to families that have more than one student. The first class will be held in late June. Smith plans to offer at least one class per month. A promotion is being offered since it is the first class. Students who sign up for the class before the end of May will receive $50 off the tuition fee. Also, any one who wants individual driving lessons can receive those for $25 per hour for a minimum of five hours. Contact Smith at 785-305-0711 for more details regarding cost, discounts and scholarships. “My goal is to improve driver training in Kansas and hopefully reduce the number of crash injuries and fatalities,” Smith said.


Local SCH program is now AADEaccredited diabetes education program The Sabetha Community Hospital Outpatient Diabetes Education Program recently was named an accredited diabetes education program by the American Association of Diabetes Educators. This accreditation will allow residents in and around the Nemaha County area increased access to critical diabetes education services. Diabetes education is a collaborative process through which people with or at risk for diabetes gain the knowledge and skills needed to modify behavior and successfully self-manage the disease and its related conditions. It is provided by diabetes educators. The Sabetha Community Hospital’s outpatient diabetes program is offering diabetes education classes as one of the services it provides. SCH provides individual education sessions as well. The first series of local classes is taking place the month of May, and is currently underway. The next series will begin in late August. “We have a mission to equip our clients with the knowledge, self-management skills, and resources they need to reduce their risks of complications and to lead healthier, productive, lives with diabetes,” said Lori Menold, R.N., CDE, program coordinator for the Sabetha program. “Having this national accreditation helps us to achieve this mission, and do it well. “Trends show that diabetes education is moving out of the hospital and into the community, so AADE’s accreditation program

was created, in part, to encourage diabetes education where the patient is seeking care,” said Leslie E. Kolb, R.N., BSN, MBA, Program Director, Diabetes Education Accreditation Program. “Sabetha Community Hospital Outpatient Diabetes Education Program is exactly the type of program we envisioned when we set up our accreditation program in 2009.” Having this credential means that the Sabetha Community Hospital Outpatient Diabetes Program has met a certain number of standards and criteria to be nationally recognized. With this recognition, SCH is accountable to measure progress and success with their participants. For a recognized provider, most insurance companies (including Medicare and BCBS) acknowledge this national accreditation, and will help cover the cost of diabetes education for the individual receiving education. Diabetes Education is a collaborative process through which people with or at risk for diabetes gain the knowledge and skills needed to modify behavior and successfully self-manage the disease and it’s related conditions. The program is staffed by Certified Diabetes Educator, Lori Menold, R.N., CDE, and dietician, Leah Heinen, R.D., L.D. These educators work with participants on an individual basis, and also have a series of classes, that are interactive, and that are packed with great, practical information to equip participants with the knowledge,

self-management skills, and resources they need to reduce their risks of complications and to lead healthier, productive, lives with diabetes. The classes consist of four, two-hour sessions held over the course of four weeks on Wednesday mornings. The next series of classes started Wednesday, May 1. For more information, call the diabetes education department at 785284-2121, ext. 419. The staff is in on Wednesdays, and will return calls then. The class topics are as follows: On the Road to Better Management of Your Diabetes: This class covers myths, facts, underlying problems with diabetes, blood glucose targets, treatment options, medicines, and more. Diabetes and Healthy Eating: This class will cover the effect of food on blood glucose levels, portion sizes demonstrated with food models, feelings about foods, timing of meals, and more. Nutrition Follow Up and Monitoring your Blood Glucose: This class will follow up on questions regarding diet, food package examples, online tools, how to use the results obtained from monitoring blood glucose levels, dealing with blood glucose fluctuations, and sick day management. Continuing Your Journey with Diabetes: This class will cover the natural progression of diabetes, complications, screenings needed to prevent or delay complications, as well as highlighting other risk factors that impact overall health.



The Nemaha County Sheriff ’s Office is offering a free training evening for the women of Nemaha County. This training will focus on Safety Awareness and Self Defense for Women and will consist of three one-hour segments in the following areas: 1) Prevention and Safety Tips; 2) Weapons including Mace; and 3) Hands-on Training. By attending this training, you can improve your awareness of surroundings both around your own home and when you are traveling. You also will receive information and training on how to avoid or deter potential confrontations

The STEP Foundation receives grant applications twice yearly – Jan. 15 and July 15. Grants are made for charitable purposes that will enhance and improve the quality of life for the residents of Nemaha County in the following areas: *Cultural *Health *Educational *Economic *Recreational Projects may include seed grants to initiate new programs or projects, challenge or matching grants, or other projects in which a moderate amount of funding can affect a significant result. Applications are reviewed by

Woman’s Safety Awareness and Self Defense Training is May 20

with an attacker. We feel that educating yourself in these critical areas will keep you safer. This class will be held beginning at 6 p.m. Monday, May 20, at 710 Pioneer in Seneca (formerly the Nemaha Valley Grade School). Anyone who is interested in attending should call 785-3362311 to be added to a class list. This will allow the sheriff ’s office to have materials prepared for all attendees. Participants must be at least 15 years of age to participate. We hope you will take advantage of this opportunity.

Grants include cultural, health, educational, economic and recreational projects the STEP Grant-Making Committee, which comprises members of the community. The STEP Board of Directors makes final decisions regarding grants. It is strongly suggested that the individual or individuals applying be a member/members of the STEP Foundation when applying for a STEP grant. The dollars available each year are determined by the income earned from the investment of the STEP General Endowment Fund. To obtain grant applications, call 785-285-1765, email nemahacountystepfoundation@gmail. com or write to STEP Foundation, P.O. Box 165, Seneca, KS 66538.



SMS band and vocal concert presentation celebrates spring

The Sabetha Middle School seventh grade vocal choir, directed by Vickie Angell, sings “Dance of the One-Legged Sailor,” “A Great Big Sea,” “Kusimama (Stand Tall),” “Castle on a Cloud” and “The Fox,” during the Sabetha Middle School seventh- and eighth-grade band and vocal spring concert Tuesday evening, April 30. Nancy Sipes accompanied on piano. Photo by Classic Images by Duane

The Sabetha Middle School eighth grade vocal choir, directed by Vickie Angell, sings “Banuwa,” “Foster Mania,” “The Turtle Dove,” “Boatmen Stomp” and “Cirandeiro (Join the Dance),” during the Sabetha Middle School seventh- and eighth-grade band and vocal spring concert Tuesday evening, April 30. Nancy Sipes accompanied on piano. Photo by Classic Images by Duane

Kyle Grimm accompanies on the Conga drums as the seventh grade choir sings “Kusimama (Stand Tall).” Photo by Classic Images by Duane

The seventh grade band, directed by Steve Weidner, plays “March of the Megadroids,” “Can-Can” and “Labyrinth” during the Sabetha Middle School seventh- and eighth-grade band and vocal spring concert Tuesday evening, April 30. Photo by Classic Images by Duane

The eighth grade band, directed by Steve Weidner, plays “Fanfare for the Unsung Hero,” “Fiero” and “The Last Stagecoach Heist” during the Sabetha Middle School seventh- and eighth-grade band and vocal spring concert Tuesday evening, April 30. Photo by Classic Images by Duane

Olivia Bachtold accompanies the eighth grade choir on her flute during the spring concert Tuesday evening, April 30. Photo by Classic Images by Duane

Laurel Smith plays the spoons as the seventh grade choir sings With choreography by Mackenzie Garber and Hannah Edelman, the eighth grade Show Choir sings and dances to “Seize the Day, Son of Man, Zip-A-Dee-Doo-Dah” during the Sabetha Middle School seventh- and eighth-grade band and vocal spring concert “A Great Big Sea” during the spring concert Tuesday, April 30. Photo by Classic Images by Duane Photo by Classic Images by Duane Tuesday evening, April 30.





Kayln Hoppe is inducted into The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi is pleased to announce that Kayln Hoppe of Sabetha was recently initiated into Phi Kappa Phi, the nation’s oldest and most selective collegiate honor society for all academic disciplines. Hoppe, who is pursuing a degree in Curriculum and Instruction at Kansas State University,

Prairie Hills USD No. 113 students of Spanish 2 and 3 visit El Canelo’s to put their skills to the test. Using the Spanish language, they ordered their food and drink, commented on the dishes they ate, and talked with the waiters before, during and after enjoying an excellent and authentic meal. Spanish 2 and 3 students from Sabetha and Axtell high schools dining at El Canelo are FRONT ROW (L-R) Bethany Porting, Kelsey Olberding, Audrey Schmitz, Tricia Schmitz, Laura Heiman, Megan Koch and Jessica Romines; ROW TWO (L-R) Brianna Gruber, Mariah Strahm, Claire Meyer, Liz Pierson, Sarah Plum, Heidi Heiniger, Shelby Pease, Camden Wenger, Alexa Menold, Michaela Strahm, Emily Meeks and waiters from El Canelo; BACK ROW (L-R) Señora Edelman, Lester Darrah, Aaron Plum, Grace Bailey, Amy Rokey, Zach Burger, Jake Meyer, Brett Plattner, Kyler Krebs and Mateo Kirwan. Photo Courtesy of Monica Edelman

En el restaurante mexicano… (In the Mexican Restaurant…) NEW OPEN SOURCE LIBRARY SYSTEM BEGINS IN USD NO. 113

KoHa NExpress library system now includes USD No. 113 Submitted by Carol Spangler High School Librarian Sabetha High School The open source KoHa NExpress library system now includes Prairie Hills USD No. 113. Initiated on April 15, NorthEast Kansas Library System (NEKLS) welcomed USD No. 113 as the first public school district to join the group. Every member library offers and receives use of not only its own library holdings, but all of the holdings from all of the libraries within the consortium. NExpress libraries offer nearly a million books to patrons. “We are beginning to see the possibilities that this collaboration will open up for teachers and stu-

dents alike,” said Carol Spangler, librarian at Sabetha High School. “While we learn the ins and outs of KoHa, the additional opportunities that will be in place as we start the 2013-14 school year are even more exciting.” “The learning and enjoyment potentials are huge,” Spangler said. “With the NEKLS courier system, books placed on hold are estimated to be in the hands of SHS patrons within four or five days. Additional ideas to ‘open up’ student friendly services continue to surface.” In August 2013, USD 113 students and staff will receive optimal privileges and rights as patrons. The NEKLS courier will deliver Inter-Library Loans (ILL) to the

USD 113 Board Office, where the items are sorted by building, and delivered to the respective Prairie Hills schools. At SHS, after receipt of the courier bags, followed by a brief processing regime, the ILL book will be hurried to the SHS person who had placed the title on hold, only a few days earlier. Thanks to the innovative spirit of USD No. 113 board members, administrators, board office personnel, librarians and library staff, coupled with the generous support from NEKLS, a new equity of access to library resources has begun. Because KoHa is a new automation system to USD No. 113, some surprises and questions have

come up concerning protocol. It takes courage and fortitude to break new ground in any situation. USD No. 113 library team members working with the knowledgeable NEKLS staff prove themselves equal to the task at hand. Success is assured with a bit of time, patience and good humor. As we end this school year, the learning curve is leveling out for the district library team. We anticipate a smooth transition as we begin the 2013-14 academic year at Prairie Hills. The SHS library will implement new options and opportunities as we continue with the tried and true commitment to service for students and staff.

is among approximately 32,000 students, faculty, professional staff and alumni to be initiated into Phi Kappa Phi each year. Membership is by invitation and requires nomination and approval by a chapter. Only the top 10 percent of seniors and 7.5 percent of juniors, having at least 72 semester hours, are eligible for membership.

Washburn University announces scholarship recipients Students attending area high schools and community colleges have been awarded scholarships by Washburn University. Area students are listed below by their hometown and the scholarships they have been awarded. Sabetha High School: Sarah Edelman of Sabetha, Academic; Tyler Edelman of Sabetha, Academic; Brandon Pokrandt of Sabetha, Academic; Megan Peabody of Morrill, Academic. Wetmore High School: Jordan Evans of Wetmore, Academic. B & B High School: Hannah Hasenkamp of Baileyville, Aca-

demic and Garvey; Haley Strathman of Baileyville, Academic. Hiawatha High School: Terri Siebenmorgen of Hiawatha, Academic. Horton High School, John Howard of Hiawatha, Academic. To qualify for Freshman Academic Scholarships, students must have a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or higher. Garvey Scholarships are awarded to students with the highest scores on the Garvey Competitive Exam, and range from $500 to $2,000.


Nelson-Atkins Art Museum impresses gifted students Submitted by Brianna Boden Student Correspondent Wetmore High School Senior Gus Myers joined students from Axtell and Sabetha, among other schools, to go to the Nelson-Atkins Art Museum in Kansas City, Kan., on April 12. The students visited the modern art exhibit, as well as the medieval exhibit, the impressionist wing, and the new addition. The new addition, which is housed

underground, is twice as large as the existing museum. This trip was sponsored by the gifted program of the Holton Educational Cooperative. Fifteen students enjoyed their day at the museum. Gus Myers was exceptionally impressed. “I was blown away by the size of the exhibit,” he said. “I wasn’t expecting it to be as unbelievable and stunning as it was.”

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The Sabetha High School commons area and gym are packed with many families Saturday, May 4, for the Summer Send Off Carnival. Herald photo by Krista Wasinger

Kylie Diekhoff and Desarae Diekhoff proudly hold their prize, the American Girl Doll, one of the most coveted prizes for little girls at the Will Voos launches a stuffed animal at the Angry Bird game during the PTO carnival Saturday, May 4. carnival on Saturday, May 4. Herald photo by Krista Wasinger Herald photo by Krista Wasinger

Abby Hinton, left, and Morganne Kruse, right, blow through straws to race rubber ducks across an inflatable pool at the PTO carnival Saturday, May 4. Herald photo by Krista Wasinger

Dana Michael helps a carnival attendee complete paperwork at the Chrysler Drive 4 the Kids booth, sponsored by Nemaha Valley Motors. The money raised is specifically earmarked to help purchase playground equipment for Sabetha Elementary School. Herald photo by Krista Wasinger

Sabetha Elementary School principal Matt Garber braces for a “Pie in the Eye” during the Sabetha PTO Summer Send Off Carnival Saturday, May 4. Herald photo by Krista Wasinger

Jeanne Edelman watches as a young girl reaches into the nose to find green slime or a yellow ticket at the Nose Pick game. Herald photo by Krista Wasinger



Bluejay golfers play well at Nemaha Valley and Rossville By Pete Schuetz golfers are as follows: Tyler Ulrich, 49; using the best four of six team members’ Contributing Writer

The Sabetha High School Bluejay golf teams managed to get a couple competitions in between the rain drops and snowflakes last week with one competition at the Spring Creek Golf Course in Seneca last Monday, April 29, and one at Rossville on Tuesday, April 30. Sabetha’s varsity team finished third at Seneca with the junior varsity finishing in second, and then the Jays topped the leader board at the Rossville Invitational. Bluejays at Nemaha Valley With the best four scores out of six being the deciding factor in the finishing placement at Seneca, Holton bested the Jays by 14 strokes to take the top spot in the competition shooting a 154. Nemaha Valley finished in the second spot with a team score of 167, one stroke better than Sabetha, and the Bluejays took the third spot with a team scoop of 168. In varsity competition, Tavin Dugan of Holton topped the leader board, shooting a 32 to bring home the gold medal, and his Wildcat teammate, Kenton Tegethoff, won the silver, shooting a 38. Nolan Keim tied Tegethoff’s score of 38, but he was bumped in the tie breaker and won the bronze. Other scores for the varsity Bluejay

Kevan Herbster, 43; Derek Halls, 44; Darrin Wenger, 43; and Brock Frey, 53. Sabetha’s junior varsity played well and finished second to Holton, who scored a 178, with the Bluejays finishing with a mark of 205. Preston Sides of Holton finished with a score of 42, and three of Sides’ teammates finished in succession in second through fourth place to help the Wildcats take the tournament. Jake Meyer from Sabetha broke into the top five with a fifth-place finish, scoring a 46, which was a tie for fourth place, but Meyer was squeezed down to the next spot on the tiebreaker. Other scores for Sabetha’s J.V. golfers are as follows: Camden Wenger, 56; Gaven Schumann, 47; Connor Epple, 57; Jonah Montgomery, 61; and Logan Bitterman, 56. Bluejays at Rossville On Tuesday, April 30, warmer temperatures and blue skies greeted golfers as they traveled to Rossville to compete in their invitational tournament. The Bluejays were firing on all pistons and swept the competition, bringing home a first-place finish among the seven schools represented. This competition was an 18-hole affair with team placement being determined

scores. The Bluejays scorched the competition with a combined score of 328, which was 22 strokes ahead of the second place team. Silver Lake placed second with a score of 350, with Osage City taking the bronze with team tally of 361. Other teams attending finished in the following order: Rossville, fourth; Perry Lecompton, fifth; Horton, sixth; and St. Mary’s, seventh. Nolan Keim and Kevan Herbster finished in the top slot, each shooting a round of 78. But Keim edged out Herbster in the tiebreaker that was determined by the scorecard. Tyler Ulrich finished in fourth place with a score of 83, Brock Frey shot an 89 and finished 11th, Derek Halls finished in 13th with a score of 91, and Darrin Wenger shot a 92 and finished in 14th place. Next action for the Bluejay golf team was scheduled for May 6 at Jeff West for a junior varsity Big Seven tournament beginning at 3 p.m., while the varsity is scheduled to compete in the Big Seven League Meet at Holton on May 8, which is slated to begin at 9 a.m. Results for these two meets were not available at The Herald’s press time. Come out to enjoy the warmer Derek Halls competes at temperatures and support these athletes as they compete to bring home a Big Seven Kevan Herbster prepares to tap this ball in on the Big 7 Quad at Seneca on the green during the Big 7 Quad. Monday, April 29. Photo by title.

Nolan Keim studies his shot during the Big 7 Quad at Seneca on Monday, April 29.

Photo by Classic Images by Duane

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Darrin Wenger practices his swing during the Big 7 Quad at Seneca on Monday, April 29. Photo by Classic Images by Duane Photo by Classic Images by Duane


JV girls bring home gold, all Bluejay teams place in top five at Nemaha Valley By Pete Schuetz finished third in the 100 meter one. Contributing Writer

Last week started off with sunny skies and warm temps, but the strong southern winds howled and served as sail filler on part of the track and a drag at other times. But the warmer temperatures were a welcomed element to the Bluejay track athletes as they traveled to Seneca last Tuesday, April 30, to compete in the Nemaha Valley Invitational Track Meet. It was a varsity and junior varsity competition, and the Bluejay varsity brought home a third-place finish for the girls, while the boys finished in fourth place. Sabetha’s junior varsity competed well against a tough field and the girls finished first with the boys bringing home a fifth-place finish. Ten schools were represented at this meet, including Sabetha, Nemaha Valley, Marysville, Royal Valley, Washington County, Riverside, B & B, Rock Creek, Flint Hills Christian, and Jackson Heights. These teams provided a good cross-section of athletes from northeast Kansas who represented schools of various sizes from around the region. Varsity Results For the Lady Jays’ varsity squad in the sprint races, Nicole Brey

race with a time of 12.90 to pick up 6 points for her team. Alexis McAfee grabbed fourth place in the 400 meter race with a time of 1:07.17, and Heidi Heiniger scored in the 300 meter hurdles with a sixth place finish with a time of 54.05. In the varsity long distance events, Taryn Schuette scorched the track in the 3200 meter race, running a 12:55.11 to finish in second place, with Brianna Gruber following in succession to take third, Megan Plattner finished in sixth place, and the trio picked up 15 points for their team. Gruber also picked up points in the 1600 meter when she crossed the line in 6:11.65 and snatched third place, just missing second place by two-tenths of a second. For the sprinters on the boys’ varsity team, Nate Niehues continues to earn points in the hurdles as he finished in sixth place in the 110s. Blake Popkess ran a 24.45 in the 200 meter and took sixth place, and Devin Stucky finished sixth in the 400 meter race with a time of 56.24. In the middle and long distance races for the boys, Rob Nagely scored points once again in the 800 meter race as he ran a 2:09.87, just one second behind the winner and seven-tenths behind the second-place winner, taking third place in this close

Trenton Cox gutted out two tough races once again, and in the 1600 meter race finished in second with a time of 4:53.30, then turned around and finished second in the 3600 meter with a time of 10:47.78. Corbin Cox added to his team tally and finished fourth in the two-mile with a time of 11:21.96 as he continues to be a force in the longer races. In the field events for the girls, Meagan Garrett took second place in the high jump, clearing the height of 5 feet, 2 inches to pick up 8 points. Claire Meyer scored in the pole vault by clearing the 8-foot mark and finished sixth. In the long jump Kristin Huffman jumped 15 feet, 1-1/2 inches to gain sixth place, and Nicole Brey took fourth in the triple jump category with a mark of 31 feet, 10-1/4 inches. Rhianna Becker threw the discus 100 feet, 101/2 inches to take fourth. Heidi Heiniger held top honors in the javelin with a hurl of 129 feet, 9 inches, with her teammate Ashley Meyer taking fifth in the event. Point winners for the throwers and jumpers for the Bluejay boys included a fifth-place finish for Tyler Hackney and a sixthplace tie for Treavor Schmelzle in the high jump. Alex Edelman finished fourth in the long jump

and seventh in the triple jump. Isaac Wenger captured fourth place in the discus with a throw of 128 feet, 9 inches, while Tyler Edelman took fourth and Treavor Schmelzle marked fifth place in the javelin. In the relay races, the Lady Jays finished third in the 4 X 100 meter, third in the 4 X 400 meter race, and second in the 4 X 800 meter race with a time of 10:52.54. The Bluejay boys took first in the 4 X 400 meter relay with a time of 3:43.64, and then took second place in the 4 X 100 meter race with a time of 47.14, which was just one second behind the first-place finishing team, and then captured first place in the 4 X 800 meter race with a time of 9:03.90. The Lady Jays finished in third place behind Marysville and Nemaha Valley, while the Bluejay boys finished fourth in a close race in the top five spots. Looking ahead to a week with more seasonable temperatures, the Bluejay track and field team will make the trip to Seneca once again on May 9, but this time to compete in the Big Seven League Track meet. Junior Varsity Results The Bluejay J.V. track team competed alongside their varsity counterparts at Nemaha Valley last Tuesday, and both the boys’ and girls’ teams finished in the

top five of the 10-team field. The Lady Jays finished in first place and the Bluejay boys finished in fifth overall. Courtney Plattner cleared seven feet in the pole vault, which gave her a second-place finish worth 8 points for her team. Plattner also took first in the long jump with a leap of 15 feet, 5 inches. Mariah Huneke grabbed first place in the discus with a throw of 94 feet, 1/4 inch, with Kalli Broxterman finishing third and Courtney Holthaus capturing sixth in the event. Huneke would also pick up a fourth-place finish in the javelin when she threw 80 feet, 10 inches. Holthaus tossed the shot put 29 feet to give her second place, while Broxterman threw 28 feet, 1-1/2 inches to put her in fourth for the competition. On the boys’ side in the field events, Tyler Huber jumped his way to a bronze medal finish in the triple jump with a leap of 34 feet, 10 inches. Alec Kirwan finished with a gold in the discus with a throw of 109 feet, 11 inches to add 10 points to his team’s tally, while teammate Taylor Meyer finished fifth in the event to aid his team. Meyer also finished third in the javelin with a hurl of 128 feet. Kirwan earned additional points when he threw 33 feet, 1 inch in the shot put, which gave him a

fifth-place finish. On the track in the sprinter’s division, Grace Bailey brought home the bronze in the 100 meter hurdles for the Lady Jays with a time of 18.24, and then finished fourth in the 300 meter hurdles later in the meet. Courtney Plattner crossed the finish line in second place in the 200 meter race with a time of 28.55, with Lindsey Aberle grabbing fifth and Lillian Brownlee finishing sixth in the 400 meter race. For the Bluejay boys in the sprint races, Tyler Huber took sixth in the 200 meters. In the middle and long distance category for the girls, Lexi Wenger ran a great race in the 1600 meter, and her efforts gained her a fourth-place finish. Wenger then finished first in the 3200 meter with a time of 13:54.73 to gain her team 10 points. For the boys, Nick Meyer took the silver in the 1600 meter when he finished with a time of 5:40.77. Scoring 84 total points in the meet, the Lady Jays’ j.v. team finished first overall, followed by Rock Creek with 75.5 points and Riverside with 74 points. The boys finished the competition fifth overall with Rock Creek finishing first followed by Royal Valley, Nemaha Valley and Washington County.








Wet, cool weather is hard on birds In case you were out of the country last week or you were just holed up in the basement of your home, it was one of the wildest weeks in over 100 years in terms of weather in our corner of the state. For the first time since 1906, snow fell on the first of May. Yes, snow! It was not just snow flakes in the air that were visible, there was actually accumulation on the ground. I have hunted turkeys on opening day in April and dealt with over six inches of snow that fell during the night, but never have I seen snow on the ground in May in this area. The snow was then followed by cold rain and wind out of the north that brought the wind chill down to the lower 20s. This lasted for three days and then finally moved out of our area late Friday. This has really characterized the spring we have had this year, wet and cold. It is a definite contrast to what we experienced last year. Not only has the weather got people out of sorts, it also has the local bird population upset. The martins that inhabit the martin house on the property have been here for over a month now. It has been a very rough month for them. Martins are a little different than a lot of birds that inhabit our area in that they feed almost exclusively on insects. They move into the area when the flying insects are becoming active enough to sustain them. You know you have insects fly-

WILD TIMES by Tim Kellenberger

ing in the air on your place when you can observe the martins covering the area during their flights. When the weather turns cold, with or without moisture, the insects disappear. This is bad news for the martins. I watched my martins during this recent cold snap, and they basically disappeared into their homes and never ventured out. For all I knew, they had left the country, but they were just holed up in their house trying to weather the storm. Without insects to feed upon, the martins must conserve their energy to be able to stay warm and survive. I have read accounts from years past where areas had severe cold weather move into an area after the martins had arrived, and the end result was a massive die-off of the martins. Without insects to feed upon the martins are in real trouble. I have read about people supplying mealworms for the martins to eat dur-


Local girls participate in gymnastics recital ‘Around the World’ in Seneca

ing such times. The mealworms are placed on small trays and placed inside the housing compartments, or on elevated trays. The problem with this is that it will probably take a little time for the martins to adapt to this method of feeding, since they are generally not birds that feed out of feeders. In the case of our recent cold snap by the time I would have found some mealworms and convinced the martins to eat them, the cold snap would have moved on down the line. I basically just hoped the martins would come through the cold snap on their own. For the first time since I have been housing martins, I had one perish as a result of the cold. My dog found the dead male just outside the house. It was to be expected because of the harsh winter-like weather; I was just happy that more of them had not perished. Since finding that dead bird, I have read that some people place a light bulb inside the martin house to provide supplemental heat to get the birds through the cold snap. Izzy Scoby performs in “Around Not a bad idea! Next spring I am going to order the World” Saturday, April 27. Photo by Classic Images some mealworms to have on hand by Duane just in case of cold, wet weather again, and if I don’t use them for the martins, I will use them to go crappie fishing. Hopefully, the cold weather will not return for the remainder of the spring, and the martins can get back to living the good life out here in the country.


Sunflower State Games to be held in Topeka

The Sunflower State Games has accepted a bid from Visit Topeka Inc. to keep the event in the Capital city for years 2014, 2015 and 2016. The Sunflower State Games are an Olympic style sports festival held annually in July. The 2013 Sunflower State Games will be held July 12-28 at more than 35 locations in and around Topeka. Information about the Games is available on the website at The mission of the Sunflower State Games is “to provide Kansas citizens with a wholesome avenue for personal development through sports and physical activity, to recognize their dedication and achievement, and to provide an opportunity to participate in an Olympic-style event.”

“We are extremely excited about remaining in Topeka for the next three years. This city has embraced our event and supports our mission at the highest level,” said Executive Director Mitch Gross. “We are looking forward to continuing our relationship with Visit Topeka, our sponsors, facilities and volunteers. It’s their contributions that make the Sunflower State Games a viable option for our participants.” The Sunflower State Games began in 1990 in Lawrence. After 12 years in Lawrence, the Games moved to Topeka in 2002 with expectations of growing participation and community involvement. During its 11 years in Topeka, the Games have averaged 6,900 athletes per year. In 2012, participation records were set in 19 of the 45 sports by 8,715 Kansas

athletes. In addition, participation has increased steadily each year since 2006. Halley Mitchell concentrates as she does her routine in the Little “As the Games have grown in Steps Dance and Gymnastics Spring Recital Saturday, April 27. prominence, so too has the emoPhoto by Classic Images by Duane tional bond the people of Topeka have for this celebrated competition,” said Jeffrey Alderman, Director of Sales for Visit Topeka Inc. “We deeply appreciate the opportunity to continue to host the Sunflower State Games and showcase our wonderful city to the many participants and specta- Audrey Tramp is eager to tors.” perform her number. The Games are open to Kansas Photo by Classic Images athletes of all ages and skill levels by Duane in more than 45 different sports. The Sunflower State Games is recognized by the U.S. Olympic Committee as a grass roots organization and is governed by the National Congress of State Games.


NEK Tractor Pullers announces results Submitted by Betty Niehues NEK Tractor Pullers The Northeast Kansas Tractor Pullers announce the following results from the Hiawatha Spring Warm-Up held Saturday, April 27: 600-Pound Class: First place, Shelly Watson of Sabetha, 67.6 feet, 3.1 miles per hour; second, Colton Watson of Sabetha, 59.3, 3.5; third, Mattie Royer of Hiawatha, 55.1, 1.7. 700-Pound Class: First place, Rowde Rilinger of Fairview, 98.5, 3.4; second, Colton Watson of Sabetha, 97.5, 3.0; third, Dennis

Boltz of Muscotah, 95.8, 3.0. 800-Pound Class: First place, Dalton Higley of Muscotah, 101.2, 3.3; second, Shelly Watson of Sabetha, 98.88, 2.6; third, Sarah Davis of Neb City, Neb., 98.84, 2.6. 800-Pound Exhibition: First place, Greg Boltz of Sabetha, 94.10, 5.4; second, Dennis Boltz of Muscotah, 94.56, 4.0; third, Art Wenger of Hiawatha, 94.51, 4.8. 900-Pound Class: First place, Jeff Niehues of Sabetha, 116.10, 3.8; second, Keith Moody of Topeka, 115, 2.7; third, Charlie Rogers of Fairview, 109, 1.9.

1,000-Pound Class: First place, Tony Meyer of Effingham, 139.1, 3.9; second, Jeff Niehues of Sabetha, 138.3, 2.8; third, Mike Mellenbruch of Hiawatha, 134.8, 3.0. 1,100-Pound Class: First place, Jeff Niehues of Sabetha, 164.10, 2.8; second, Tony Meyer of Effingham, 156.36, 4.0; third, Keith Moody of Topeka, 147.88, 2.9. 1,200-Pound Class: First place, Greg Boltz of Sabetha, 161.9, 3.3; second, Tony Meyer of Effingham, 158.8, 3.2; third, Keith Moody of Topeka, 151.5, 3.6. The next tractor pull is scheduled for May 25 at Holton.

Kennedy Mitchell prepares for the next move in her performance in the spring recital on Saturday, April 27. Photo by Classic Images by Duane


A night of completion combines with a meaningful message By Liz Pierson Keim, Tyler Edelman, Michael Staff Writer

Baumgartner, Taylor Bauman, Alexis McAfee and Taryn Schuette. The winning team received tshirts, which are funded by the $2 entrance fee. Seniors Rob Nagely and Trenton Cox organized the event and arranged for the guest speaker. Broc Plattner and Cale Lang also volunteered their time as referees for the event.

Sabetha High School students enjoyed pelting each other with dodge balls and fighting until the win at the annual Fellowship of Christian Athletes Dodgeball tournament on Friday, April 26. FCA has been in SHS for more than 25 years, and the members of FCA meet at 7:15 a.m. every Tuesday morning for a Bible study. The club also hosts a back-to-school party and the dodgeball tournament every year. To be in the tournament, students formed teams of six with at least two girls to compete. These teams then chose creative names and attire for the event. At the event, teams competed in pool play and then the finalist bracket. At the end of pool play, students gathered for the message before the final rounds. Josh Wertenberger shared a message on the fruit of the spirit from Galatians 5:22-23. After the message and prayer, students returned to dodge ball to play in the finals. “FCA puts on the event as not only a fun evening for students, but as an outreach to equip, empower and encourage people to make a difference for Christ,” Scott Burger said. Adrianne Lara throws the ball The winning team of the tourna- to hit and defeat the competing Ben Meyer carefully dodges balls as he prepares to throw at the ment was the Girl Scout Drop-outs team in the dodgeball tourney. opposing team, while showing team spirit in his costume. composed of team players Nolan Herald photo by Liz Pierson Herald photo by Liz Pierson

Hannah Whittaker performs an acrobatic move in her routine n the spring recital at Seneca on Saturday, April 27. Photo by Classic Images by Duane


Volleyball camp available to students at Horton Armory By Liz Pierson p.m. Staff Writer

Benedictine College is hosting a volleyball clinic to students in grades 4 through 9 at the Horton Armory in Horton. Coach Erin Cooper and her players will lead the camp. The clinic will be held from 1-4 p.m. on June 17 through 20. Registration will be from 12:30 to 1

The cost of the camp will be $50, which includes a free t-shirt if signed up by May 31. If interested in the clinic, contact Keith Olsen for forms and information at 785-741-0208 or 785-547-3508. Proceeds will go toward Angelman Syndrome Foundation and Benedictine College Volleyball Program.


Children’s basketball skills camp offered in Everest By Liz Pierson Staff Writer

The Benedictine College Men’s Basketball Camp will be offered to children in grades 2 through 8 at the Everest Middle School in Everest. Ryan Moody and players will coach the clinic. It will be held from 8:30 to 11:45 a.m. on June 11 through 14. Registration will start at 8 a.m.

The $50 cost to attend the camp includes a free t-shirt if students sign up before May 31. If interested in the clinic, contact Keith Olsen for forms and information at 785-741-0208 or 785-547-3508. Proceeds will go toward Angelman Syndrome Foundation, South Brown County USD No. 430 and Benedictine College Men’s Basketball Program.





Second Annual Family Fun Run and Walk is this Saturday, May 11

SPECIAL EVENTS FRIDAY, MAY 10 Sabetha Chamber of Commerce Three Person Scramble at Sabetha Country Club; 8:30 a.m. registration; 9:30 a.m. tee-off. SATURDAY, MAY 11 Sabetha Elementary School Family Fun Run/Walk, 9 a.m., postponed from Saturday, May 4. SUNDAY, MAY 12 Mother’s Day: Apostolic Christian Home Honoring Mothers, 2-4 p.m., refreshments served. Bring your mother. MONDAY, MAY 13 Sabetha High School Athletic Banquet, 6:30 p.m.. TUESDAY, MAY 14 Sabetha High School Arts and Woodworking, 5-7 p.m.; SHS Band and Vocal Concert, 7 p.m. THURSDAY, MAY 16 NEK-CAP, Inc., Board of Directors meeting, 7:30 p.m. at NEK-CAP Administrative Office, 1260 220th Street in Hiawatha.

REGULAR EVENTS MONDAY 9:30 a.m., Coffee Hour at Cobblestone Court 6:00 p.m., Gamblers Anonymous at Hiawatha Community Hospital, Lower Level, Southwest Entrance, Hiawatha (785-741-1717) 6-9 p.m., Support Group for those living with cancer at 1412 N. 2nd St. in Atchison (800-9833881) MONDAY & THURSDAY 8:30–10 a.m., Coffeehouse at Morrill Community Building. Free coffee and goodies. Everyone welcome. TUESDAY 7 p.m., Bible Study at my Friend’s house, 1328 Oregon in Sabetha. Everyone welcome. TUESDAY & THURSDAY 7:30 p.m., NA-AA-Alanon open meetings, First United Methodist Church basement TUESDAY & THURSDAY 9 a.m., Exercise Class at Cobblestone Court. Free to the public SATURDAY 6 p.m., Celebrate Recovery held at NorthRidge Church (2843564) SUNDAY 7:30 p.m., Too Young to Die Narcotics Anonymous, held at Midtown Building, First and Main Streets. FIRST MONDAY OF MONTH 7 p.m., CAPS meeting, basement of Community National Bank. SECOND MONDAY OF MONTH 7 p.m., USD No. 113 School Board Meeting at district office THIRD MONDAY OF MONTH 6:30 p.m., NAMI meeting at Hiawatha Community Hospital, 400 Utah in Hiawatha. Call d785-742-3989 for information. SECOND & FOURTH MONDAY 6 p.m., City Commissioners Meeting at Sabetha City Hall THIRD MONDAY OF MONTH Noon to 1 p.m., Sabetha Hospital Guild meeting (2841535) SECOND TUESDAY OF MONTH 9 a.m., Sabetha Christian Women’s meeting at Buzz Café. THIRD TUESDAY OF MONTH 7:30 p.m., Quilt Lovers Guild meeting at Seneca Library SECOND WEDNESDAY OF MONTH 10-11 a.m., Rural Mobile Food Pantry Distribution, Sabetha Community Food Pantry 7:30 p.m., VFW Post 7285 and Auxiliary meet, Sabetha VFW Hall SECOND, THIRD AND FOURTH WEDNESDAY OF MONTH 7:30 p.m., Women’s Bible Study at United Brethren in Christ, 301 S. 12th Street in Sabetha FIRST THURSDAY OF MONTH 7:30 p.m., American Legion Post 126 meeting in room between Sabetha Family Pharmacy and Community Building FOURTH THURSDAY OF MONTH Cancer support group meeting at Morrison Speech Clinic in Hiawatha, 7 p.m. SECOND SATURDAY OF MONTH 7:30 a.m., Morrill Men’s Community Breakfast sponsored by Morrill churches, Old Community Center in Morrill 8 a.m., Sabetha Lions Club Paper Pick-up. Place newspapers by the curb, tied or in paper bags. No plastic bags, please. FOURTH SATURDAY OF MONTH Recycling behind Sabetha Armory. People will be there to help unload between 10 a.m. and noon. Recycling is available 24/7.

The snow that fell much of the day and blanketed the Sabetha area on Tuesday, April 23, highlights these beautiful spring tulips on the south side of a Sabetha home. Another storm system brought a lighter snowfall to the area on Thursday, May 2. Herald Photo by Patty Locher


Volunteers seek sturdy used footwear for men and women By Patty Locher

Staff Writer

Have you not been able to part with those shoes you’ll never wear, just in case you might need them sometime? Well, now would be a good time to sort through them with a generous attitude, and to consider donating them to a good cause to benefit the homeless of Kansas City. A local group of volunteers working with Uplift, a non-judgmental service to the homeless of Kansas City, is holding a used-shoe drive right here in Sabetha, so you don’t even have to drive very far to donate your shoes that still have months of wear left. The volunteers are accepting used adult work boots and flat, closed shoes for both men and women. No sandals or children’s shoes will be accepted. The volunteers also will accept used backpacks, men’s and women’s jeans, underwear and t-shirts. Collection points for the donated items are the Sabetha Herald office, Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Health Mart, Sabetha High School and NorthRidge Church. Please donate your shoes and clothing articles no later than Thursday, May 23. Uplift’s Mission “We who acknowledge God’s

Submitted by Julie Kuckelman USD No. 113 Wellness Committee The USD No. 113 Wellness Committee is sponsoring their second annual Family Fun Run and Walk at 9 a.m. Saturday, May 11. The event will start at the tennis courts next to Sabetha Elementary School, where the walkers will enjoy a 2-mile route through town. Following the walk, participants will receive a bottle of water, information on various health and wellness topics, and a chance to win a raffle prize. The District Wellness Committee is committed to the students, families and staff members of the district and meets throughout the year to discuss various topics


John Krehbiel is named Vice President of Sales

C.J. Foods is proud to announce that John Krehbiel has been promoted to Vice President of Sales. He has had a long and successful sales career, beginning with Wenger Manufacturing after graduating from Baker University. After his successful career as a salesman at Wenger, Krehbiel joined the CJ team in 1999 as the Director of Sales. He has been responsible for developing a top notch team of sales and customer service professionals and growing sales for the business to record levels. President and CEO Tod Morgan said he couldn’t be more proud of how Krehbiel has dediWork boots and flat closed shoes for both men and women are cated his efforts to grow his busisought in the shoe drive to benefit “Uplift” for the homeless. Herald Photo by Patty Locher

John Krehbiel

ness skills in an ever-changing and demanding industry. Please join C.J. Foods in congratulating John Krehbiel on his welldeserved promotion.


needs and compassion, assisting veterans, aiding pets, looking out for children and more. Uplift is a homeless outreach program. The all volunteer group, which was founded in 1990, is not funded by federal, state or local government grants or sponsored by other organizations and/or agencies. Uplift survives by donations and individuals’ personal After a long career in educacommitment to feed and clothe the tion, Leslie Scoby of Sabetha rearea’s homeless. tired to run for public office with the desire to give back to her community and state. Not winning the primary against the incumbent, she was looking and trying to wait patiently for another opportunity to serve. In March, the Board of Directors voted to hire Scoby, replacing Tami Haverkamp, who resigned to spend more time with her young family. Scoby lives in Sabetha with her husband, Gary, a Nemaha County Commissioner. The couple has four children. Kara and Chris Tramp of Sabetha have three children, and Luke and Robyn of Sabetha have four children. Two other children, Ben and Jacob, live with their families in Claremont, Calif., and Prairie Village, Kan., and have three children between them. “I am excited for the opportunity to serve Nemaha County in this role,” Scoby said about her new position. “It is my goal to encourage the residents of Nemaha County to become acquainted with the STEP Foundation and the opportunity it gives us to become our own best advocate for the future of our county.” “My personal goal is to give Mary Cotton Public Library staff member Amber Schuetz, left, back to people and make a difaccepts the donation of a book, “I’m Not Sick I Don’t Need Help,” ference in my community and from Mary Ryan, right, a board member of NAMI Pony Express. state,” she said. “I believe philanPhoto Courtesy of Kim Priest thropic organizations like STEP providence and fidelity to his people, especially those in poverty, do dedicate our efforts toward the support of those who are homeless. Our goal is to deliver those basic human needs, care and compassion that are not usually received from other organizations.” There are many reasons to be involved with Uplift, but one of the essential reasons is that every life is valuable. Uplift helps meet many needs, including providing basic

and to plan events. These events help increase knowledge on different health and wellness topics, along with the opportunity to get some great exercise. The committee has sponsored family fun nights, health fairs, presentations to staff members, and fun run and walks across the district. The committee also applies for various grants to be able to incorporate programs at school such as Power Panther Pals, Body Walk, and Live It pedometers. The Family Fun Run and Walk is a great opportunity for you and your family to enjoy some fitness and fun together, so hopefully we will see you on May 11!

Leslie Scoby of Sabetha serves community at helm of STEP Foundation


NAMI Pony Express donates ‘I’m Not Sick I Don’t Need Help’ to Sabetha Library Mary Ryan, a board member of NAMI Pony Express, presented the book, “I’m Not Sick I Don’t Need Help,” to the Mary Cotton Public Library on May 1. “I’m Not Sick I Don’t Need Help,” written by Dr. Xavier Amador, was inspired by his attempts to help his brother, who developed schizophrenia, accept treatment. This is not just a book for mental health practitioners or law enforcement professionals. It is a must read for family members whose loved one is diagnosed with a mental disorder or someone who thinks a family member might need help. In the book, Dr. Amador shows family members the practice of LEAP (Listen, Empathize, Agree and Partner) to quickly gain the trust of someone who is angry or paranoid. It gives them the tools to persuade someone (in denial) about mental illness and to accept treatment. NAMI Pony Express, a support group of the National Alliance on Mental Illness, serves Nemaha, Brown and Doniphan counties. They received Support Group of the Year at the Kansas State Convention last October for their efforts in organizing and offering Family-

to-Family classes and providing outreach such as the donation of these books to local libraries. For more information about NAMI, contact www.namikansas.

org. The Pony Express Support Group meets monthly at the Hiawatha Community Hospital conference room.

Leslie Scoby

are especially important to small communities, because we know the needs of our area and we have the resources and people who best can do the job to meet those needs. I hope to make many connections and work with people throughout the county to see the big picture of giving back to our communities. I am honored and blessed to be a part of this organization.” Scoby will be available soon to present to groups or organizations in Nemaha County concerning the STEP Foundation and how more can become involved. Please contact her at 785-2851765 or at PO Box 165, Seneca, KS 66538 for questions or assistance concerning grants, scholarships, membership or donations.







Celia Pudding Number of Servings: 6 Best served warm

“The ‘50 Years Ago’ March 27, 1963, column made reference to a cookbook, ‘Favorite Recipes of Home Economic Teachers.’ It mentioned that my recipe for ‘Celia Pudding’ was included. This was during my second year of teaching in Sabetha.”

Ingredients: 1 cup flour 3/4 tsp. baking powder 1/4 tsp. soda 1/2 tsp. salt 1/2 tsp. cinnamon 1/2 tsp. cloves 3 tbsp. butter 6 tbsp. brown sugar 1 egg 6 tbsp. grated raw carrot 1 tsp. grated orange rind 1 tsp. grated lemon rind 2 tsp. lemon juice 1/2 c. chopped nuts Syrup 1 cup granulated sugar 1/2 cup raisins or currants 3 tbsp. butter 1 1/2 cups water From the kitchen of:

Judy Emert

Sudoku Fun By The Numbers

Here’s How It Works: Sudoku puzzles are formatted as a 9x9 grid broken down into nine 3x3 boxes. To solve a sudoku, the number 1 through 9 must fill each row, column and box. Each number an appear only once in each row, column and box. You can figure out the order in which the number will appear by using the numeric clues already provided in the boxes. The more numbers you name, the easier it gets to solve the puzzle.

Instructions: Sift flour, baking powder, soda, salt, cinnamon and cloves together. Mix batter in order given, adding the dry ingredients and nuts last. Mix syrup and cook in a covered pan about 5 minutes. Add batter and let simmer over very low heat 45 minutes with the lid on. Serve warm with a topping of whipped cream.

CLUES ACROSS 1. Selects 5. A cutting remark 9. Teaspoonful (abbr.) 12. Having two units or parts 13. Quality perceptible to the sense of taste 14. Expression of surprise 15. Italian Island 16. A coarse cloth with a bright print 17. Propose a price 18. Sedimentary material 19. Tree toad genus 20. Passed time agreeably 22. Custodians 24. 3rd largest city in Zambia 25. 18th Hebrew letter (var.) 26. Coasted on ice 27. Libyan dinar 28. Displayed exaggerated emotion 31. Andalusian Gypsy dances 33. Material 34. Article 35. Ballplayer Ruth 36. 5th largest Greek island 39. Hand drum of No. India 40. A style of preparing food 42. Former ruler of Afghanistan 43. AKA Cologne 44. Not generally occurring 46. Auto 47. Print errors 49. Interspersed among 50. Electrocardiogram 51. Churns 52. Ice hockey feint

53. Drive obliquely, as of a nail 54. Dried leaves of the hemp plant 55. Ardour CLUES DOWN 1. Lyric poems 2. Hungarian sheep dog (var. sp.) 3. A pad of writing paper 4. Lists of candidates 5. Base, basket and foot 6. Samoan capital 7. Mythological bird 8. Urban row houses 9. Sensationalist journalism 10. Carried on the arm to intercept blows 11. Estrildid finch genus 13. PA 18840 16. S.W. English town & cheese 21. Runs disconnected 23. Mourners 28. Old world, new 29. Atomic #25 30. Sweet potato wind instrument 31. Legend 32. 3rd tone of the scale 33. Russian jeweler Peter Carl 35. Capital of Mali 36. Extremist sects 37. Violent denunciation 38. Tooth covering 39. Music term for silence 40. Smoldering embers 41. Writer Jong 43. Actor Kristofferson 45. Adam and Eve’s 1st home 48. Fish eggs





Talented category of givers deserves more appreciation It’s not the vice president of the United States of America. It’s not the person who takes our money at tollbooths. It’s not the person who drives the pilot cars for construction traffic. So who is the most under-appreciated person in the world, second only to caregivers? Someone who is easy to overlook, and yet makes all of our lives so much better? The accompanist. (No, it’s not pronounced “accompanyist.”) That’s right: the person who, week-in and week-out, plays the piano or organ for rehearsals, worship, choir concerts and the like. If you are blessed to have such a person, or people, who play the organ or piano for your church community, or for your school vocal ensemble, take a moment and thank them. Shower them with expensive gifts, real estate, imported chocolates and plenty of hand sanitizer, for theirs is most assuredly the Kingdom of Heaven. When it comes to playing the piano, anyone can be a soloist. To be an accompanist, though, means to work miracles: to become an extension of the conductor and the choir, and the heartbeat that sustains the ensemble. It also means becoming parental in the best sense of the word, knowing when to drop in a cue here and there to keep the pitch up, and then dropping back to let the ensemble shine. What’s more, the accompanist must often contend with some of the worst instruments not yet committed to the landfill, with twanging unison pitches, muffled, muddy bass registers, and an overtone

series that sounds like a pediatric ward full of colicky babies. They must also be ambidextrous, able to turn pages back and forth with either hand (or the nose and chin) ad nauseum, because chintzy music publishers inevitably put in a dozen repeat signs, second, third and fourth endings, da capos, and codas to minimize the amount of paper used in each score. They must be able to remember and improvise when the ceiling fans blow the music score off the piano. And, it also helps for them to be gymnasts in these cases, since they must continue to play with one hand while bending down to collect wayward pages with the other. Paradoxically, the best accompanist is the one the audience never notices. A bad accompanist may be a fine pianist, but lousy at accompanying – and so their playing sticks out, rather than blending. It’s rather like finding large chunks of baking soda in an otherwise delectable chocolate chip cookie. And so, since pastors get Oct. 14 as their appreciation day, and the ground hogs get Feb. 2 as their appreciation day, and the entire month of January is reserved for the appreciation of soup, hot tea and oatmeal, isn’t it long past time that accompanists have an appreciation day? Perhaps a Monday, though, so they’re not out celebrating when we need them for rehearsal. Until next time, Shane Fairview native Shane Spangler, accomplished pianist and a windmill aficionado, currently is pastor of two area churches. He is interested in a large variety of subjects, people, pets and objects.


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The Sabetha Golf and Country Club is hosting a special evening of wine tasting with heavy appetizers and a guest speaker Saturday evening, May 11. Social hour will begin at 6 p.m., and the wine tasting and guest speaker will begin at 6:45 p.m. John Brewer, owner of Wyldewood Cellers, will speak about operating wine production. An added flair to the evening will be an interactive mystery presentation, “The Curse of the Comet,” which will give those in attendance the opportunity to play Sam Spade, Phillip Marlowe, or maybe just Nancy, Frank or Joe, in a live whodunit. Attendees are encouraged to enjoy the 1940s film noir theme by

Attendees are having a good time at NCTC’s spring dance, “Afternoon in Athens,” Sunday, April 21, at Sabetha High School. The Sabetha High School Junior Class graciously offered to let NCTC enjoy the beautiful “Corinthian Courtyard” decorations from their Prom, which was held the previous evening. Approximately Enjoying the NCTC dance at Sabetha High 115 were in attendance from Sabetha, Seneca, Hiawatha, Holton and Marysville School Sunday, April 21, are (L-R) Roxie for the “Afternoon in Athens” dance. James and Debbie Painter provided the Schmitz, Becky Schmelzle and Anna Schmitz, music. The NCTC staff and consumers appreciate everyone who made this event as Adam LaMee, in back, watches their antics. so much fun! Photo Courtesy of Susan Futscher Photo Courtesy of Susan Futscher


Apostolic Christian Home plans activities to celebrate Nursing Home Week The Apostolic Christian Home in Sabetha has planned many activities to celebrate Nursing Home Week, which begins Sunday, May 12. On Sunday, May 12, a Mother’s Day Reception will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. On Monday, May 13, Dave Spangler will provide guitar entertainment at 10 a.m., a barbecue will be held at noon, and an ice cream

social at 3 p.m. On Tuesday, May 14, a ladies group will have lunch at the Barn. There will be popcorn at 2 p.m., and a sing-a-long at 4 p.m. On Wednesday, May 15, a men’s group will have lunch at the Trails Café, and they will tour Spring Creek Museum in Wetmore. There will be accordion and piano music at 4 p.m. On Thursday, May 16, there will

be exercise with Flora at 10:45 a.m. and a surrey ride at 2 p.m. On Friday, May 17, coffee hour with Phyllis and Brenda will take place at 10 a.m. There will be a picnic at Sycamore Springs for lunch, and Sadie and Elsie Grimm will play their violins at 4 p.m. On Saturday, May 18, Bill Pike will provide a gospel program at 2:30 p.m.


School Nutrition Employee Week is May 6-10 balance many roles and follow numerous federal, state and local regulations to ensure safe and healthy meals are available in schools. In fact, federal nutrition standards ensure that every school lunch offers students a well-balanced meal offering low-fat or fatfree milk, fruits, vegetables, whole grains and lean protein. School meals also meet limits on calories, sodium and unhealthy fats. The importance and nutritional value of school meals are well documented. For many children, school lunch

is the most important and nutrientrich meal of their day. From August through March of this school year alone, Prairie Hills’ 18 Food Service Professionals have prepared and served more than 130,000 student lunches, more than 36,000 student breakfasts, 12,000 adult lunches and more than 1,000 adult breakfasts. We are proud of the hard work and commitment of the Prairie Hills Food Service Professionals and wish to recognize them for their efforts in ensuring our children are receiving healthy meals with a smile.


Fifty-year old tradition honors value that elders contribute to community


Theme is ‘Keep Calm and Relay On….ACS 100 Years Strong’ Submitted by Pam Smith Brown County Relay for Life It is with great enthusiasm that the American Cancer Society will host the Relay For Life in Brown County from 6 p.m. on June 7 to 6 a.m. on June 8 at the Hiawatha High School Track. This year’s theme is “Keep Calm and Relay On….ACS 100 Years Strong.” The Relay For Life celebration is dedicated to you, the survivors, and your loved ones. You are invited to participate in our celebration of cancer survivorship. As part of the Opening Ceremonies, beginning at 7 p.m., we invite all cancer survivors to participate as guests of honor by walking the victory lap (the first) immediately following the Opening Ceremony. Please report to the high school track around 6:30 p.m. to register and receive your t-shirt and gift. We would also like to invite you to this year’s Survivor Dinner, which will be held Friday, May 31, at the First Baptist Church Life Center in Hiawatha. Registration will begin at 6 p.m. with dinner at 6:30 p.m. A short program will fol-

Nemaha County Training Center hosts ‘Afternoon in Athens’ spring dance

Submitted by Regina Mayer Supervisor, Food Services Prairie Hills USD No. 113 Between preparing healthy food, adhering to strict nutrition standards, navigating student food allergies, and offering service with a smile, Prairie Hills USD No. 113 nutrition professionals have a lot on their plate. To celebrate their hard work and commitment, the School Nutrition wearing black-and-white clothing Association (SNA) has organized to the event. School Nutrition Employee Week Proceeds will go toward contin- for May 6-10. ued improvements on the Sabetha School nutrition employees must Golf and Country Club’s pool deck and clubhouse facilities. Reservations are being accepted through Thursday, May 9. Call Dar Stoller at 785-284-2023, or email or The cost of $20 per person or $30 per couple includes the mysThis May marks the 50th antery party, guest speaker, appetizers niversary of Older Americans and wine tasting. A lower fee of $12 per person or Month, a proud tradition of hon$20 per couple includes the mys- oring the value that elders contribtery party, speaker, appetizers and ute to our communities. This year’s two beverage coupons, but does Older Americans Month theme – “Unleash the Power of Age!” – not include the full wine tasting. The event is open to the public, highlights the significant contribubut due to the nature of the event, tions made by thousands of older only those 21 and older may at- Americans across our state and our nation. tend. “A true measure of our society is how we honor the wisdom and experience of the elderly. I am proud that the State of Kansas respects and supports older Kansans,” Governor Sam Brownback said. “An

‘The Curse of the Comet’ is highlight of ‘Noir and Noir’ event By Patty Locher


low the meal. Please RSVP by May 13 to Karla Williams at 785-474-3312 or Virginia Regier at 785-742-3193. This year’s dinner is again being held before the day of the Relay to allow for a more formal type of dinner and more time for fellowship with other survivors.

old German proverb teaches us that, ‘The oldest trees often bear the sweetest fruit.’ This is something that we should all keep in mind when we consider the contributions that older people continue to make to our state and nation.” While the Kansas Department on Aging and Disability Services (KDADS) provides services, support and resources to older adults year-round, Older Americans Month is a great opportunity to reach out to elders and show special appreciation for their presence in our communities – and our lives.

“The older population in our state has a lifetime of experience to share with us and have paved the road of opportunity for younger Kansans,” KDADS Secretary Shawn Sullivan said. “It is our moral and ethical responsibility to make sure we take care of our elders through improved health care and access to resources.” To learn more about activities and events planned for Older Americans Month, or to find ideas about what you can do to unleash the power of age, visit the Older Americans Month website at www.


Bern Community plans potluck, July Fourth celebration

Submitted by Carroll Plattner Bern News Correspondent The Bern Community’s Potluck Dinner will be held at noon Monday, May 27. Plans are being made for the July Fourth celebration. Anyone who would like to be in the Talent Show should call Carroll Plattner at 785-285-1721. We are thankful for the rain received last week.

NUTRITION CENTER MENU Meals and Nemaha County Public Transportation bus is scheduled by calling 785-2843594. Office hours are 7:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. If calling after office hours, the answering machine will record your request. Reservations and cancellations for the noon meal should be made prior to 8:30 a.m. of the day on which you wish to eat at the center. Transportation requests should be made 24 hours in advance, if possible. Monday, May 13 – Easy spaghetti/meat sauce, buttered corn, tossed salad/dressing, chilled apricots, bread. Tuesday, May 14 – Ham, potato salad, steamed broccoli, heavenly mold salad, sherbet, bread. Wednesday, May 15 –Baked steak, buttered potato, creamed green beans, cherry fruit salad, ice cream, bread. Thursday, May 16 – Mexican meatloaf, mashed potatoes/gravy, buttered carrots, combination salad/dressing, fruit cobbler or pie, bread. Friday, May 17 – Seasoned pork roast, baked sweet potatoes, buttered lima beans, cranberry mousse salad, poppy seed cake/ orange glaze or cream pie, bread.


Donald Ray Cockrell

OBITUARIES Velma G. Hulsing

(Died April 21, 2013)

(September 4, 1919–April 28, 2013)

Donald Ray Cockrell, 59, of Centralia died Sunday, April 21, 2013, at Stormont Vail Hospital in Topeka. He was born in Kingman to Riley and Myra Work Cockrell. He attended grade school and graduated from Fairfield High School in Langdon. After high school he went to an area Vo Tec school to learn the trade of welding. After Vo Tec he returned to the Kingman community and worked for area farmers, helping wherever he could. During this time he was very involved in the Coon Hunting Competition of Arlington. He was also a regional manager for Eagle Dog Food Company. There he met and married Vivian Sharpe. After they were married, they moved to Pawnee City. In 1995 Don and his stepson Josh had a small cattle herd. At this time he formed his own company, M and K Farms Pet Food, and owned it until his death. In 2010, Don moved to Centralia. Don loved the outdoors and he was an avid hunter and fisherman; he loved doing anything outdoors. He enjoyed his animals and never knew a stranger. He was preceded in death by his parents. Survivors include his stepson, Josh (Katie) Sharpe of Mead, Neb.; a sister, Iva Thorne of Arlington; and a brother, Marvin Cockrell of Arlington. A Celebration of Life was held from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Friday, May 3, at Friedens United Church of Christ, located north of Seneca. Burial will be in Kingman Cemetery in Kingman, next to his parents, at a later date. Memorials will be designated at a later date. Lauer Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Velma G. Hulsing, 93, of Seneca and formerly of Kelly died Sunday, April 28, 2013, at St. Luke’s Hospital in Overland Park. She was born Sept. 4, 1919, in Toronto, S.D., the daughter of James and Hulda Erickson Stansell. When she was a young child, the family moved to a farm south of Centralia, where she attended Pleasant Hill School. Then the family moved to Centralia, where she attended Centralia Schools and graduated from high school in 1937. Velma worked for Horalek’s Clothing Store before and after high school until 1941. She had been a Girl Scout, a Girl Scout Leader, and belonged to a young Christian youth group called the Epiworth League. On Oct. 28, 1941, she married Celestine B. Hulsing at St. Mary’s Church in St. Benedict. They lived in Kelly. When “Sally” went into the service in 1942, Velma lived with her parents in Centralia. After her husband’s discharge, they bought the Ketter & Vondemkamp General Store in Kelly. They operated the Hulsing Store until April of 1979. Sally died July 30, 1981. Velma moved to Seneca in 1984, and in 1994 she bought a home. She worked part time at Huerter Office Supply in Seneca. In June of 2009, Velma moved to Rose Estates Assisted Living in Overland Park. She was a member of St. Bede’s Church at Kelly, where she served on the church council, held offices in the Altar Society, and quilted with the church ladies. She also was a member of the American Legion, VFW auxiliaries and the Nemaha Valley Community Hospital Guild. She enjoyed visiting and playing cards with her friends. Velma did lots of hand work, including making cloth dolls and winter bouquets, which she shared with her friends and relatives. She was a kind, thoughtful person, often helping her friends and neighbors. Survivors include a daughter, Kathleen (Dan) Reeves of Branson, Mo., a brother, Richard Stansell of Independence, Mo.; two granddaughters, Kelly (Paul) Holmes of Overland Park and Kimberly (Luther) Berwald of Lee’s Summit, Mo.; and three great-grandchildren, Brock and Reagan Holmes and Chace Berwald. Also preceding her in death were two brothers, Vincent and James Stansell, and a sister, Marlys Boeding. The rosary was prayed on Thursday, May 2, at the Lauer Funeral Home in Seneca. The Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated by Father John Reynolds on May 3 at St. Bede’s Catholic Church in Kelly. Eucharistic Ministers were Marcia and Max Brockus. The lector was Mike Kemper; Gift bearers were Marcia and Max Brockus. Carrying Velma to her resting place in St. Bede’s Catholic Cemetery were Paul Holmes, Luther Berwald, Joe Hulsing, Max Brockus, Randy Prentiss and Jerry Holthaus. Memorial contributions may be given for St. Bede’s Cemetery.

The Sabetha Herald 5/8/2013

Charles A. “Charlie” Smith (February 3, 1928–May 2, 2013)

Charles A. “Charlie” Smith, 85, of Salem, Neb., died Thursday, May 2, 2013, at Sabetha. He was born Feb. 3, 1928, at Falls City, Neb., to the late Loys and Opal (Lambert) Smith. He was raised on a farm northwest of Stella, Neb., and attended grade school there until the third grade, when the family moved to Lincoln, Neb. He finished grade school and high school in Lincoln. He graduated from the University of Nebraska in June 1949. After college he taught veterans agriculture classes in Shubert, Neb. Charlie served with the Nebraska National Guard, Company B, 134th Infantry at Falls City. On Sept. 23, 1951, he married Leattrice “Ann” Jorn at St. Mark’s Lutheran Church at Verdon, Neb. In January 1954 he and Ann moved to York, Neb., where Charlie worked for the Geis Irrigation Company. In 1959 they moved back to Falls City and purchased the Tucker Hardware & Sporting Goods Store, later purchasing the Ford dealership, which he operated for 20 years. After retirement he sold insurance, and he and Ann traveled. He enjoyed fishing, hunting and was an avid reader and Cribbage player. Ann survives of Salem, Neb. He was a member of St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, 20th and Towle Street; member of the Ag Men’s Club at UNL, Sesostris Temple of the Shrine in Lincoln, Lions Club and Elks Lodge No. 963, both of Falls City, and also a Master Mason, Falls City Lodge No. 9 AF & AM. Other survivors include two sons, Chuck and wife Susie of Falls City, and Craig and wife Mary Beth of Platte City, Mo.; grandchildren, Elysia McGill, and Rachel, Drew and Noah Smith; and five great-grandchildren, Madyson and Pyper McGill, Brody Smith and Perry and Bryce Adams. He was preceded in death by his parents. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, May 11, at St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church in Falls City, with Pastor Andrew Chavanak officiating. Interment will be in Steele Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. on Friday at Dorr and Clark Funeral in Falls City with Masonic Rites at 8 p.m. The Sabetha Herald 5/8/2013

The Sabetha Herald 5/8/2013



Odelia Elizabeth Sudbeck (October 9, 1920–May 4, 2013)

Odelia Elizabeth Sudbeck, 92, of St. Benedict died Saturday, May 4, 2013, at Crestview Manor Nursing and Residential Living of Seneca, where she had been a resident since 2009. She was born in Baileyville on Oct. 9, 1920, to Joseph H. and Bernadine C. Voet Broxterman. She attended Baileyville Grade School and Seneca Public High School, graduating with the Class of 1938. As a young girl, she worked for her parents at their hardware store in Baileyville. She enjoyed singing in the church choir, roller skating, playing baseball and tap dancing in her youth. After graduation, she moved to Topeka and worked as a nanny. She married Ignatius “Nate” F. Sudbeck on Oct. 3, 1939 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Baileyville. The couple lived north of Seneca and raised eight children. They celebrated 53 years of marriage before Ignatius’s death on Oct. 17, 1992. Odelia was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in St. Benedict and the Altar Society, and was a member of the Friendship Sewing Club for 40 years (a “club” comprised of 12 neighbor ladies). She loved raising a garden and canning the fruits of her labor, dancing, sewing and embroidering. Her husband and she enjoyed Polka bands and attending numerous wedding dances. Survivors include her children, Anita (Linus) Haverkamp of Wetmore, Marlene (Ferdinand) Deters of Baileyville, Larry (Rosemary) Sudbeck of Bern, Judy (Larry) Macke of Seneca, Carol Steinlage of Centralia, Linda (John) Heinen of Olathe, Eldon (Theresa) Sudbeck of Seneca and Joyce (Ron) Burdiek of Wetmore; a brother, Norbert “Ike” Broxterman of Seneca; 36 grandchildren and 75 great-grandchildren. Besides her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by siblings, Joseph Broxterman, Vincent Broxterman, Norene Bauer, Mary Montgomery and Esther Broxterman; great-grandchildren, Ava Steinlage, Jordan Sudbeck, Lexi and Leslie Talley and Haley Macke; and a son-in-law, Leander Steinlage. The rosaries were prayed on Monday, May 6, at the Lauer Funeral Home in Seneca. The Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated by Father Ed Oen, C.P.S., and con-celebrated by Father Arul Carasala on May 7 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in St. Benedict. Eucharistic Ministers were Tony, Kevin and Mark Sudbeck. Lectors were Janet Reinecke and Melanie Franklin; and Sharon McKinley read the Petitions. Gift bearers were Jennifer Heinen, Tammy Talley, Deb Kramer, Karla Lueger, Amy Harmon, Steve Macke and Richard Deters. Organist was Connie Maltby and singers were Ellie Haverkamp, Nate Deters, Lori Perkins, Laura Macke, Donna Haverkamp, Kirsten Lortscher and the St. Mary’s Church Choir. Carrying Odelia to her resting place in St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery were Barbara Schlittenhard, Pam Meek, Christina McFarlene, Melissa Burdiek, Karen Holthaus, Nicole Gracy, Brenda Aylward, Linda Lortscher, Angela Conklin, Nate Sudbeck, Rodney Burdiek, Brian Macke, Kevin Haverkamp, David Steinlage, Matt Sudbeck, Alan Deters, Ryan Burdiek, Roger Macke and Mike Deters. Memorial contributions may be left in Odelia’s memory, to St. Mary’s Cemetery. The Sabetha Herald 5/8/2013











Fly control for animals can help prevent disease in herds There´s been a lot of talk lately about starting Twitter or a Blog. Writing a weekly column is enough of a challenge at this point. If I were to Tweet my every thought instantaneously, I´d probably be committed somewhere, or put on a “watch list.” My latest “tweet” would be, why haven´t we heard more about the tragedy in West Texas? I know the exact number of victims and injuries in the Boston Bombing. It´s not that I am insensitive to possible terrorist actions, I just don´t think the tragedy in Texas has gotten near the attention it deserves. Is this because it happened in Texas, and not the coast? Or because there was some negligence that happened? Maybe, this is just my problem. I don´t always listen to the news every day, I thought I could catch the story a day or two later. There you have it, my tweets wouldn´t always be about livestock

or natural resources. I think I better stick to “safe topics.” Flies are a safe topic! Flies are a nuisance for humans, but an even greater nuisance for livestock. Additionally, flies can spread disease, from anaplasmosis to pink eye. They are also responsible for a tremendous amount of lost production in the form of decreased weight gain or lower milk yields. Rather than eating, cattle will spend time stomping and tail-swishing, lying down, standing in groups or in the middle of a stock pond. It doesn’t take a large number of flies to have an impact on your cattle’s production. As few as 100 to 200 flies per side is enough to impact stocker gains by 50 pounds during the summer. This is greater than or comparable to the weight gain achieved through a growth implant program. If you can see more than a hand-sized patch of flies on each side, typically behind the shoulders, of your cattle, there are

enough to be a problem. There are many methods of fly control. Some of the more common methods are: pour-on, sprays, rubs or dusters, ear tags, feed-through additives and biological control. Some methods work better than others, and each has its place. Using a combination of methods will afford you the most effective control. Also, remember to change the class or family of chemical you use periodically to reduce resistance. The following are a few thoughts on the various control methods:

•Pour-ons and sprays provide a good initial kill with two to six weeks’ residual. Sprays will typically wear off faster. Rainfall or cattle lingering in ponds reduces the duration of protection. •Rubs and dusters are an effective method of control once the cattle associate the use of the applicator apparatus to a reduced insect load. It is best to place the applicator next to mineral feeders, water sources or an area that will force the cattle to rub up against it. Additionally, the chemical will need to be recharged once every one to two weeks or after a rain. •Ear tags are a very effective season-long treatment, but remember to cut the tags out at the end of the season. Leaving the tags in builds resistance to the chemical. Change the active ingredient from year to year. If you used a synthetic pyrethroid this year, change to an organophosphate or organochlorine

tag next year. •Feed additives are effective in stopping the fly life cycle. But one of the biggest obstacles is ensuring consistent and adequate intake of the product to have effective control. •Biological control in the form of fly wasps, sometimes called fly predators, is also effective. Some feedlots have started using this method, as the fly wasps are considered a natural, nonchemical method of control. Since they are weak fliers, the wasps must be placed in areas of high manure concentration, i.e., feedlots or horse stables. The fly wasps do not reproduce, so they have to be replenished monthly during the fly season. Remember to follow label directions and applicable withdrawal times prior to slaughter. Getting control of your fly problem will make your cattle more comfortable and your wallet happier.


Corn planting is delayed, use garden water effectively This week’s column discusses the delayed planting of corn and continues the discussion of effective use of water in the garden. Corn Planting is Delayed Again At least it’s not snowing, right now, anyway. That’s my take as I write this morning. We’ll see what tomorrow brings! For some parts of Northeast Kansas, corn planting has progressed well. But there are locations to the contrary. Should we be concerned about delayed planting? The end of our “optimal” planting range is May 10-15, so we’ve got time. With the weather so far, some might say we’re “right on schedule!” If we get outside the optimal window? For starters, later planted corn tends to develop faster than earlier planted. Researchers have documented a 10 percent

reduction in heat units required to reach maturity for late-planted corn, with a greater adjustment by full-season hybrids than by shortseason hybrids. The likelihood of a freeze occurring before corn reaches physiological maturity is relatively low. Even if you could change hybrids, there’s not really any need unless you are delayed until late May or early June. Even a switch to a shorter season hybrid isn’t generally suggested. What if we are delayed further? For most, corn yield reductions will not be significant unless planting is delayed until mid-May or later. If it is, be prepared for a 10 percent to 50 percent yield reduction, depending on the location and growing season, typically a result


Gardening issues include tomatoes and rhubarb This week’s discussion for On The Extension Line includes advice about the benefit of red mulch for tomatoes, and harvesting rhubarb. Red Plastic Mulch and Tomatoes Plastic mulches have long been known to provide advantages for the vegetable grower, including earlier fruiting, increased yields and weed control. More recently, advantages have been noted for colored mulches over the more traditional black plastic mulch. With tomatoes, the color of choice has been red. Though normally there is an increase in production of marketable fruit with red mulch over black mulch, the amount of the increase varies with the type of year we have. There may be no increase during years of near-perfect weather or up to a 20 percent increase with less favorable growing conditions. A good average expected increase is about 12 percent. So, how do you apply plastic mulch? Commercial growers have a mulch-laying machine that applies the trickle irrigation line and the mulch in one operation. Home gardeners must do this by hand. The first step after soil preparation is to place a trickle line near

the center of where the mulch will lay, as the plastic will prevent rainwater or overhead irrigation from reaching the plants. Then construct trenches for the outer 6 inches of the plastic mulch. This allows the center of the bed to be undisturbed, with the edges of the mulch draping down into the trench. Fill the trenches to cover the edges of the mulch. This will prevent wind from catching and blowing the mulch. If the soil has been tilled, a hoe is all that is needed to prepare the trenches. Rhubarb Harvest and Seedstalks Rhubarb, like asparagus, is a perennial vegetable. It is harvested for the leaf stem, which is also called a petiole. In some years, rhubarb will produce large, hollow-stemmed seedstalks that arise from the center of the plant. These should be broken or cut out as they appear, so that energy will go into plant vigor rather than seed production. It will take several weeks for all the seedstalks to appear, so be vigilant in removing them. Newer varieties of rhubarb are selected for vigor, bright redcolored stalks and less of a tendency to produce seedstalks than the older types.

of high temperatures at pollination and reduced soil moisture during grain fill. If good moisture continues and temperatures are mild, excellent yields are within our reach. Think you want to “mud” it in? Planting a crop at the optimal time into wet soils, simply to avoid planting late, will almost always end up being an unwise decision! Improving Garden Water Use,

Part II You are welcome! Last week, I wrote about five ways to improve water use – and we got moisture!! Okay, I had nothing to do with it, and I sure don’t want any credit for the snow, and sleet, and cold temperatures… Still, moisture is nice! Even though it’s wet now, the probability of at least a stretch of hot and dry during the summer is pretty high. And during those stretches, improved water use efficiency can’t help but cut some costs, maybe save some time, and hopefully help your garden out all at the same time! This week – the bottom five… I know no one likes weeding, but it is actually a great practice for improving water use efficiency as well. Get rid of surplus plants

from overcrowded beds to help out even further. To prevent evaporation, use wide row spacing but put plants closer together. That way you are watering predominantly in a thin band. Wait to water when winds die down. Not only do they move droplets to places you may not want (foliage), but evaporation potential is higher. Evaporation also can be reduced if you water in the morning when humidity is high. This will also help plants “dry off ” during the day if you get water on the foliage, and thus reduce disease potential. And finally, don’t plant next to trees. Roots extend out well past the tree’s drip line. As comfortable as it may be to weed in the shade, it’s pretty inefficient from a water use standpoint.


‘Mom, Apple Pie and Conservation’ Tour is May 15 Registration has been extended to Friday, May 10, for the women’s conservation tour, “Mom, Apple Pie and Conservation,” scheduled for 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 15. The bus tour and lunch at Red Rock Guest Ranch are free for those registering by May 10. The tour will visit conservation practices on farms in southwest Brown, southeast Nemaha and northern Jackson counties, and includes presentations from conservational professionals. Registration will begin at 8:30 a.m. on May 15 at the Glacial Hills Enterprise Center at the corner of Kansas and Second Street in Wetmore, Ks. The bus will leave at 9 a.m. and return to Wetmore by 3:30 p.m. (See article on page 4B of April 24 issue of The Herald for tour details.) For more information, and to pre-register, contact Mary Fund or Diane Dysart at the Kansas Rural Center at 785873-3431, or ksrc@rainbowtel. net or


Voluntary CSP allows productivity, conservation partnership

On May 1, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced that the Natural Resources Conservation Service’s Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP) will provide nearly $175 million in funding for up to 12.6 million additional acres of enrollment this year. “The Conservation Stewardship Program is different than other USDA financial assistance programs,” Vilsack said. “CSP offers payments to producers who maintain a high level of conservation on their land and agree to adopt higher levels of stewardship. It’s about conservation activities on

the entire operation focusing on multiple resource concerns.” Vilsack explained that although applications are accepted all year, farmers, ranchers and forestland owners interested in CSP should submit applications by May 31 to their local NRCS office to ensure they are considered for this year’s funding. The voluntary program allows producers to go the extra mile in conserving natural resources while also maintaining or increasing the productivity of their operations. Playing a significant part in

conserving and improving our nation’s resources, producers enrolled an additional 12.1 million acres in CSP last year, bringing the total number of acres to more than 50 million. Many of the CSP enhancements improve soil quality, which helps land become more resilient to extreme weather. Several other improvements available for producers include intensive rotational grazing, intercropping and wildlife friendly fencing. Because of the extreme weather in 2012, more interest and partici-

pation in the cover crop enhancements is expected this year, according to NRCS experts. A CSP self-screening checklist is available to help producers determine if the program is suitable for their operation. The checklist highlights basic information about CSP eligibility requirements, stewardship threshold requirements and payment types. For the checklist and additional information, visit the CSP website at portal/nrcs/main/national/programs/financial/csp/ or visit your local USDA NRCS office.


Two-day grazing school presenters will share their experiences

Submitted by Jody Holthaus Agent, Meadowlark Extension District Rotational grazing is recognized as a way to utilize rangeland and forages more efficiently. A collaboration of experts from the Kansas State Research & Extension, Natural Resource Conservation Service and private industry are joining together to offer this two-day event. The third annual grazing school will be held Sept. 11-12 at the Franklin County Fairgrounds, 1737 S. Elm Street, in Ottawa, and

various pastures in the area. Special presenters, Mark Green Missouri NRCS, and Wesley Tucker, an ag economist with Missouri´s Extension Service, will participate and will share their experiences. On the first evening, a fencing demonstration will be held, highlighting advances in electrified fences. Dale Strickler with Star Seed company will present information on complimentary forages and share his experiences with rotational grazing.

Doug Shoup, area Extension agronomist, is on the program to help participants learn the basics of grass growth. Jaymelynn Farney, area Extension animal scientist, joins the group this year to discuss animal behavior and interaction as they graze. David Kraft, NRCS State Rangeland Management Specialist, will present the Art and Science of Grazing, and along with NRCS Rangeland Conservationist Doug Spencer will conduct a hands-on pasture allocation exercise.

The grazing school is designed for adult learners, a maximum limit of 35 farms will be observed. Registration is $50 for the first person from the farm or ranch, additional persons are $25 each. Registration fee includes snacks, meals and proceedings. Registration is a first-come basis. Send registration info to Frontier Extension District, 128 West 15th Street, Lyndon, KS 66451. Questions may be directed to Frontier District Agent Rod Schaub at or 785-828-4438.





Are you as prepared as this hero was? 125 Years Ago

Saturday morning, May 10, 1888

An unusual suspicion of amiability and sweetness in these columns, this week, may be attributed to the gift of a generous package of tropical fruits, sent us direct from Florida, which have lent a sumptuous aroma and flavor to the ordinary fare of the frugal editor. We have just printed, at this office, the invitations to the commencement exercises, for the graduating class of the high school, and think from the remarks we hear, that they make about as handsome a job as anything ever gotten up in this part of the country.

100 Years Ago

Thursday, May 8, 1913

Harve Burgett, who had rather poor health all last winter, says he never felt better in his life than he does now. He did plan to go to Texas or California. Instead he remained in Sabetha and is now boosting this country as a health region as well as the best farming country in the world. When the baby arrives send some of those pretty announcement cards printed at The Herald office. The relatives and friends will appreciate such notices. Pink for boys, blue for girls.

75 Years Ago

Wednesday, May 11, 1938

In the audience at the graduation exercises of Sabetha nurses Tuesday morning were two former graduates. Miss Bertha Pace is here to visit her mother. She left Sabetha to enter service as a nurse and has long since attained the superintendency of the hospital in Norton, a women of dignity, poise and beauty of whom Sabetha is proud. Harold Zimmerman, who operated the barbershop in the Lanning Hotel, was swindled out of $4 Saturday by a one dollar bill being raised to a five dollar bill. Zimmerman was handed the bill in exchange for barber work and the stranger handed the bill so folded that no other figure but the five could be seen. The bill was placed in his cash register without unfolding it. In the evening, when Zimmerman took the bill to buy change, he discovered a paper figure five had been pasted on the dollar bill.

50 Years Ago

Wednesday, May 8, 1963

The home of Mrs. Robert Stoller between Fifth and Sixth streets on Main was entered last Wednesday morning by a thief who stole an estimated $70. Mrs. Stoller was working in her garden at the time of the robbery. She had just taken $50 out of the bank the day before. The thief evidently took his time, opening several drawers in the house and emptying her pocketbook. He was so thorough, in fact, that Mrs. Stoller was able to locate only a lone penny after she discovered the loss. Local city and county officers are investigating the brazen daylight theft. In compliance with an order by the Kansas State Corporation Commission, the Gas Service Company last weekend made a refund to customers in Sabetha. The refund to residential users averages around $10 or more for 1962. The refund resulted from money impounded when the Gas Service Company received a rate increase in 1961. The Corporation Commission ruled the increase was above the amount required by a rate hike from the supplier of gas to Gas Service Company.

25 Years Ago

Wednesday, May 11, 1988

The Holton Special Education Cooperative Special Olympics team travelled to Manhattan on Saturday, April 30, to compete in the Area 3 Regional Track and Field Meet. The students are from the TMH Levels I-IV class and EMH Levels I-III class, both located in Holton, and the EMH Level IV class located at Jackson Heights. The 13 students excelled in their events and brought home a total of 23 medals, including eight gold medals. The Sabetha Cultural Arts Committee is featuring May White Wines, local artist, and many of her paintings with a special showing at the Farmer’s State Bank May 13 through June 6. Members of the Sabetha Lions Club walking 10 miles Saturday afternoon to help raise funds for the “Journey for Sight” included Bob Flentie, Greg Mock, Brent Stoller, Jon Isch, George Stoller, Dale Kyle, Lester Bailey, Fred Feek, George Bien and Walter Puvogel. Wesley Hill, son of Scott and Marsha Hill, caught a 2-1/2 pound crappie at a local pond. His dad is having it mounted for him. All of the hard work and effort that the Sabetha FFA Livestock Judging Team put forth this past year paid off last Monday, May 2, when the team competed in the State FFA Contest held in Manhattan and was named the State Champions with a score of 1507; Labette County High School was second with 1,481 points. Team members for Sabetha were Tom Strahm, Jill Pyle and Myron Edelman. The Sabetha team members all placed individually in the Gold Division, which consisted of the top 26 contestants. Strahm finished third high individual, Pyle was 10th and Edelman finished 24th. Eighty-four teams competed with a total of 245 contestants. Because of winning the state title, Sabetha will be in national competition in the fall. Contestants evaluated three classes of beef cattle, three classes of swine and two classes of sheep. The team also gave three sets of oral reasons, on market hogs, Suffolk ewes and Hereford heifers.

10 Years Ago

Wednesday, May 7, 2003

Letter carriers in the Sabetha area and across the United States will conduct the 11th annual National Association of Letter Carriers food drive on Saturday, May 10. The letter carriers will collect non-perishable food donation left at mailboxes along their routes. In 2002, the drive provided 62.7 million pounds of food for the needy in the U.S., including a one-million-pound donation of canned food from Campbell’s Soup. Time is short for purchasing tickets to the Friends of the Mary Cotton Library’s Spring Literary Tea, which is this Saturday, May 10, at Harriett’s on Main in Sabetha. The Sabetha Evangelical Pastors Association will conduct a baccalaureate service for Sabetha High School seniors at 7 p.m. Wednesday, May 14, at the Sabetha Middle School. SHS seniors, their families and friends are invited to attend the service.

“I had made peace with my God, but I didn’t know if my men had yet.” Wow! What a powerful statement! What a confident, beautiful relationship with God! According to an article in the February 2013 issue of VFW magazine, Army Sergeant First Class Alwyn Cashe, already on fire himself, became a hero when – with no thought for himself – he went back into his burning military vehicle in Iraq not once, but six times, to pull his six soldiers to safety. His actions weren’t an automatic reaction, but rather a decision he consciously made to return into the burning vehicle to rescue his men – men who may not have made peace with their God before this incident.

Of the six soldiers he rescued, two survived. Cashe, who clung to life until the other four had died, was burned the worst of all. According to the “Stars and Stripes” newspaper published for military serving overseas, Sergeant Cashe’s family asked him this question before he died of the injuries he sustained in his heroic rescue effort: “Why did you return to that burning vehicle so many times when it was likely you would die?” His response: “I had made peace with my God, but I didn’t know if my men had yet.”


Charles Brunner to present program on restoring reputation of unearthed king Submitted by Greg Newlin Brown County Genealogical Society Last fall, excavators in the city of Leicester, England, discovered a human skeleton below the surface of a parking lot. A team of geneticists, genealogists and archaeologists were called in, as it was believed that this could be skeletal remains of King Richard III. After tests had been performed, it was determined that this was indeed the king. This glimmer of hope from this discovery came as far west as Hiawatha to Charles

Brunner, whose lineage has been traced back to the King’s sister, Anne of York. Join us for an evening to remember at 7 p.m. Thursday, May 16, at the Brown County Genealogical Society, 116 South Seventh in Hiawatha, when Mr. Brunner will present a program on how he intends to work toward restoring the reputation of the unearthed king. The Brown County Genealogy Research Center is located across the street west from the Brown County Court House, and this program is free to the public.

By his brave, selfless actions, he at least gave those six men an opportunity to “make peace with their God” before they succumbed to their burn injuries. Are you as ready and as confident in your relationship with God as Sgt. Cashe was before he voluntarily and gallantly entered that ghastly inferno to rescue his fellow soldiers who might not yet have been prepared to meet their God? He did not have to go back into the burning vehicle. Nobody would have faulted him, injured or not, for staying out of that con-

flagration. What if you don’t have a choice like Sgt. Cashe did? What if you don’t have a second chance, like the men he rescued? What if you die instantly, with no time to make peace with your God? Will you be ready? What if you are the victim of a bombing, a shooting or a similar incident such as those that are becoming so prevalent these days? What if you are killed in a vehicle accident or die of a heart attack? Have you made peace with your God? When your time comes, will you be embraced by your God, or will He not even recognize you? Now is the time to take action. Take the time now to make peace with your God, so that you will have no regrets if the time of your death comes without warning!




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