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“At The Crossroads Of America”


One Hundred Forty-Third Year

Look ahead Rep. Co. Homecoming festivities Friday

Belleville, KS

Thursday, October 4, 2012

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Hazardous waste

Cutting edge art

Republic one of few counties with with no household collection site

Republic County High School will celebrate Homecoming this Friday, October 5. Homecoming candidates are Abbey Anderson, Jayden Jackson, LaShae Hedstrom, Kelby Johnson, Gary Hadachek, Trenton Kuhlman, Zach Brzon and Kyle Strutt. For more information on parade and crowning times, see a special feature on Page 16 in this week’s edition.

By Deb Hadachek Telescope editor

No city council meeting Monday The Belleville City Council will not meet Monday, October 8 as city officials are attending the Kansas League of Municipalities meetings in Topeka. The next regularly scheduled council meeting is Monday, October 22.

Tour Friday at Nesika, feedlot, wind farm

Kansas Farmers Union will host a renewable energy tour of Nesika Energy and Premium Feeders, both near Scandia, and Meridian Way Wind Farm near Concordia on Friday, Oct. 5. “Renewable energy is essential to the future of our society, especially wind and solar,” Donn Teske, Kansas Farmers Union president, said. The tour will begin at 9 a.m. at Nesika Energy, an ethanol plant located west of Scandia on Highway 36, has the capacity to produce 10 million gallons of ethanol a year from 3.6 million bushels of grain. The wet distiller’s grain is utilized at Premium Feeders, a 22,000 head capacity feedlot, also located on Highway 36. After lunch at TAG’s in Scandia, the tour will conclude at Meridian Way Wind Farm south of Concordia on Highway 81. Meridian Way was constructed in 2008, and is made up of 67 turbines spread out over approximately 20,000 acres of farmland and generates 201 megawatts of electricity. “During the wind farm tour, we’ll view a slide show of the construction process and then get an up-close look at one of the wind turbines in action,” Nick Levendofsky, Kansas Farmers Union Special Projects Coordinator, said. On Saturday, Oct. 6, Kansas Farmers Union, the state’s oldest agricultural organization, will hold its annual Policy Drafting at 9 a.m. at Cloud County Community College, Room 257. Registration and tours are free and open to the public. Directions to each tour stop can be found on Google Maps. RSVPs are greatly appreciated. To RSVP, and for more information, contact Nick Levendofsky at 785-527-0941 or visit


Chainsaw artist Lyn Robinson, Concordia, presented a demonstration to Republic County High School vocational agriculture and art students Tuesday afternoon. A 1987 graduate of Hillcrest High School, Cuba, Robinson said he was working for a tree cutting service eight years ago when he became interested in carving. He now practices the art fulltime at shows throughout the Midwest, and will perform at an invitation-only chain saw competition in Albuquerque NM next week. Robinson told students he see creations in his head before he begins carving. During the 30-minute class, Robinson created a chair, sign, feather and sword which he gave to students. Robinson said a good quality chain saw will see him through several years worth of carvings and performances.

A proposal to set up a Household Hazardous Waste collection site for Cloud, Republic and Mitchell counties was presented to Republic County Commissioners Monday by Jason Murdock, solid waste director for Cloud County. Household hazardous waste includes items such as drain cleaners, oil paint, motor oil, antifreeze, fuel, poisons, pesticides, herbicides and rodenticides, fluorescent lamps, lamp ballasts, and batteries. Murdock said he believes a disposal for containers from farm chemicals is one of the area’s greatest needs. “This is something I’ve wanted to get started ever since I began this job,” Murdock told commissioners. “But the research I’ve done led me to the fat that it’s pretty costly to ship and process household hazardous waste.” Murdock said these three counties are the only ones in the state that do not have some sort of facility to collect household hazardous waste. A state grant of up to $100,000 is available through the Kansas Department of Health and Environment to start or renovate facilities for HHW. Murdock estimated it would cost $10,000 to $12,000 a year or more to operate the facility, a fee he suggested

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Still managing Drought-stricken livestock producers hopeful moisture will come By Cynthia Scheer Telescope staff Critical rains have allowed local cattle producers to hang on to their cattle this fall, but the amount of moisture between now and spring will determine the number of cattle sold off next year, according to local agriculture sources. “Farmers have managed with the drought this year,” said Belleville 81 Livestock owner Barry Kort. “People are optimistic about rain. But if we have a dry winter, we'll see some movement this spring.” Todd Whitney, who is the crops and soils district agent for Kansas State University River Valley Extension District, said if it hadn't been for the September rains, there would have been more herd liquidations. “Rains came in in time to help with the potential of cover crops like turnips and oats,” Whitney said. “And that will help out where grass got short. The pastures are hurt.” Justin and Conrad Trost, who farm south of Belleville, weaned their calves

two months early because of meager pastures. The brothers normally wean calves from the 350-head cow herd about Oct. 15 but pulled calves Aug. 20 this year. Justin Trost said he knows of several people who weaned calves earlier this year. “We weaned early because we were just about out of grass, and we needed to get the cows to Nov. 1, when we finish with harvest, to put them on stalks,” Justin Trost said. “Before we got the three inches of rain earlier in the month we were worried about having enough grass. The protein requirements are reduced on a dry cow, so we were trying to save some pasture for the rest of the year by removing the calves and reducing the cows requirements.” The Trosts sold 87 of the bigger black and black-white-faced steers at Belleville 81 Livestock last Friday. They normally sell calves after Jan. 1. Trost said he is managing the hay supply carefully and wanted to have fewer calves around in case times get tougher and the cow herd needs to eat more hay. “I can winter a lot cheaper now,” he said. The March and April steers, which See DROUGHT Page 15

Local livestock producers Justin and Conrad Trost say they weaned calves two months early due to meager pastures.

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What we learn from youth By Deb Hadachek Telescope editor I often wish people devoted the same passion, support, discussion and attention to detail to the success of our communities as they do high school sports. That being said, I heard two comments about the Republic County football team this week that perhaps we should apply to economic development, and life in general. As many people are aware, this year’s football team is low on quantity. That does not mean the 20 young men out for football this year are not high in quality, both on and off the field. Freshmen make up the largest share of the team. They have been called upon to contribute more than most freshman football players are ever asked, and they have risen admirably to the challenge. The team’s leadership comes from its two lone seniors, Zach Brzon and Kyle Strutt. Both have athletic abilities that would put them on the starting lineup of any football team, large or small. It is sometimes difficult to see that potential when teams aren’t chalking up wins. My husband, a teacher, noted the other day that he never hears Kyle or Zach complain that their last year playing high school football has been hampered by the inexperience of their teammates. Early on, a belief was voiced that this is a rebuilding year for the team, and efforts need to be made to give the young players an opportunity to grow and learn, keep them enthused, keep them safe, keep them from becoming discouraged and let them have fun. In a separate conversation, a mother of a freshman told me this week how much her son looks up to these two upperclassman. She said they have treated him with friendship and respect as a fellow teammate. He has never suffered the fear of “freshman initiation” which sometimes young athletes face. Senior year is a time when young people who have worked hard, trained, and made sacrifices might expect to shine and bask in the spotlight. These two seniors have shined in a different way—and perhaps one that will serve them better in life than a single winning season. That is in the lesson of serving others —helping them develop and grow, helping them become successful, and showing them a vision for the future. Not for your own immediate benefit, but for what is possible someday. What would our communities look like if people exhibited the same attitude and treated and talked about each other the same way? If we supported fledgling and existing businesses, volunteered our time to help others with no thought of personal gain, and never laid blame about what our community “could be” on others? We can learn lessons from our youth.


What does this all mean?

By Fred Arnold Telescope Publisher

Everything means something. I believe that to an extent. I get that from my Mom. If you see a lot of birds on a wire all faced the same direction in winter, it’s going to snow. The same for a ring around the moon. We’ve all heard about locusts and how when you hear them first chirp it will be either 76 or 90 days (depending on who you listen to) until the first frost. (90 days after a fog we’ll see precipitation etc.) This year, following the hottest most dry summer either I or just about anyone, can remember has me thinking on a lot of fronts, “I wonder what that means?” The box elder bugs, pop bugs, democrats or whatever you call them (In my family they were democrats) are thick. I haven’t seen them this bad since the fall of 1974. Locally that produced a very cold, very snowy winter. Likewise the squirrels are out in force. Scurrying, digging and burying just about every nut they can find. Frankly I didn’t know there were that many squirrels around. The oak trees at my house have more nuts on them than ever before. Cattle in the pastures are putting on thick coats. Likewise so are the dogs at my house. Coming off this year’s sweltering temps I had thought we would be in for a mild winter. “Not so,” one old timer told me. ‘It’s going to be a bad winter.” I had another guy tell me that for every day we had above 100 degrees this past summer we would have that many days below zero this winter. That would be like 90? Great. I wonder what this all means? I truly wish my Mom were still alive. She would maybe not have the answer but she would sure have an answer. Mom believed that everything in nature was connected and when one thing manifested itself that would certainly mean something else was going to happen. Maybe she was a precursor to modern day eco-system analysts I don’t know. But one thing’s for sure, we came off one of the strangest summers on record. I don’t think anyone thought we would be so hot and so dry. Winter will most likely be a very strange ride too. Either dig out your parka or just plan on wearing a sweatshirt. Stay tuned.


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A month of five Mondays Sunday was the September full moon, commonly called a harvest moon. Apparently, we were still feeling the affects on Monday. Pretty much every odd question, never-happenedbefore-glitch, can’t find what I’m looking for, and general madness seemed to follow me every where I went on Monday. Scientists claim that the effects of a full moon are just a myth--even though studies show that mental health professionals are more likely than other people to believe that a connection exists. According to an article in Scientific American, Aristotle hypothesized that the full moon had a strange pull on humans since the body is made up of 80 percent water. And, since the word

“lunar” is the basis of “lunacy”--I think that’s good enough proof for me, no matter what the scientists say. --I must not have been the only one having problems Monday. Someone noted on Facebook that since her husband went to bed early, she kindly shut the bedroom door--only to have the doorknob come off in her hand. And, of course, since her husband was sound asleep --she couldn’t rouse him to open the door so she could go to bed. --Another piece of Facebook wisdom noted that October has five Mondays, five Tuesdays and five Wednesdays, which only happens every 823 years. The oddity was

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called “money bags”, and supposedly if I copied that information to my page, I would receive bags full of money within four days. (I am curious as to how people copied that information to their Facebook pages 823 years ago. Once it was chain letters, now it’s chain email and Facebook. Maybe 823 years ago you carved it on a rock and threw it at someone--which would be bad luck if it hit you in the head, I suppose.) My calendar confirms that October does indeed have five Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Sadly, notes it’s not that unusual for a month to contain five of any three given days. I won’t be reposting--but I can already tell you, any month with five Mondays doesn’t bode well for me.

By Cynthia Scheer

Reflections on Tom Osborne I was at home with my boys last Wednesday when television programming was interrupted to announce University of Nebraska Athletic Director Tom Osborne’s retirement on Jan. 1. I’m sure many Husker fans will be sad to see him go once again, but how do you blame a guy for retiring at the age of 75? I think Osborne has been more than generous with his years of service to Nebraska, but for me personally, he has been more than generous with relatively unimportant reporters. I’ve interviewed him twice: Once as a journalism student for one of my broadcasting classes and the other time as a reporter for the Washington County News. I interviewed him first in 2007 and was just certain he would say ‘no’ to an interview. He was in Congress at the time, I believe. To my amazement, though, he promptly scheduled an interview. I was talking with

him about my story on violent tendencies in football players, which was the result of research that showed football players, especially professional football players, exhibit more violence in their everyday lives than average people. He seemed quite candid and reflected on experiences throughout his years of coaching. The second time I interviewed him was the fall of 2009. I was doing a story on Mike Stigge, a Washington, Kan., native who was a punter for the Huskers in the early 1990s. I had talked with Stigge a few days before Osborne’s interview, and Stigge talked about conversations he had with Osborne, including conversations about playing time during Stigge’s redshirt days. Stigge also talked about some of his fellow football player friends, including Brooke Barringer, who came home with him for a day on occasion. Without any prompt-


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ing from me, Osborne told of conversations he’d had with Stigge throughout his years at Nebraska, and all of those years later, he told it exactly as Stigge had. He even remembered some of the friendships among Stigge and team members. I was quite impressed that such an important person as Osborne remembered his players so well decades later. And I was even more impressed that he took both of my calls right away and seemed happy to answer any and all of my questions. Life is short, and I’m sure Osborne’s family would like to see more of him after decades of less than desirable hours. But I, for one, am sad to see such an approachable and mediafriendly guy leave. This little reporter, for one, is so grateful to this great man for the time he has spent on her relatively unimportant stories.

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Superintendent discusses bond

October 2, 2012 Editor: I write this letter from the objective view of a person who has spent 30 years as a school administrator in rural Kansas and many more years than that as a teacher, school counselor, and coach. For the past two years I have had the honor of working for USD 109. Through those years I believe I have gained an understanding of what may be needed to provide a quality education to students in school districts similar to USD 109. During such discussions as is occurring in USD 109, part of the focus is upon the numbers and data. What will this bond issue cost? How much will taxes increase? Do we have the enrollment to justify this bond issue? Is it possible to get by with what we have? What about consolidation with other districts? These are important and valid questions. However, such questions should not overshadow equally or even more important central questions. How do you effectively educate children in facilities that were not designed for 2012 technology and educational strategies? Do you allocate money to repair and maintain aging facilities or is money better spent on new and improved school buildings to take the district into the future for the next 50 years or more? What is the value of new and renovated school buildings that improves education and attracts quality new teachers, businesses and young families to a community? There are no easy answers. However, it seems to me the long term viability of the school district and of the Republic County communities should be the main concern. The facility needs of the district will not vanish if this bond issue is not successful. In fact, they will intensify as each year passes in my perspective until they become a great burden to manage within the school district budget taking away valuable resources from classroom operations. What may be missing in this public discussion is that there are a majority of school districts across the State of Kansas that have evaluated the needs of education today and have determined that new or improved facilities are required to meet these needs and to do so they proposed bond issues. Many of these are school districts much like USD 109, rural, agricultural based, and community oriented. Some have less property wealth than our school district. Some have fewer students. At the end of the day, this public discussion should be about children, education, and communities and what the future may hold for USD 109 and the communities that comprise this school district. This election is not about bricks and mortar as such; it is about a vision for the future. This election is about the children who enter the school buildings each day and each year for the next fifty years or more and what they are provided to help them reach their goals and aspirations. Each generation is given the opportunity to determine how to “pay it forward” so that we leave our communities better off in the future than we found them.

Brian Harris USD 109 Superintendent


Dwight C. Sheets

Succession plans By Luke Mahin Republic County Economic Development Reported in The Belleville Telescope last week was the succession of a local business. The House of Shoes which was owned by Carol Chatfield sold to Shari and Shane Haug, owners of 6th Street Fashions & Footwear in Concordia, Kansas. Shari and Shane will be remodeling the store and plan to open their second location on the historic downtown square in Belleville in the next month or so. Economic Development is excited to have had a role in this new business coming to town and we are happy that Shari of 6th Street Fashions decided to open a second location here. We felt that based on 6th Street Fashion’s proximity to Belleville, their regional draw, and Shari’s knowledge of the retail industry, it just might be a good fit. We also would like thank Linda Sutton from the NCK Small Business Development Center in Concordia who assisted in this transition and will continue to provide business resources for this expanding retail company. Thanks to Melinda Pierson from the Belleville Chamber & Main Street who also helped bring together incentives for the Haug’s with local programs. Republic County’s success in economic development is rarely due to the RCED office alone and this is proof of that. Republic County has seen a few other business successions in the last year with Dr. Blake Hoffman taking over Main Street Vision Center in Belleville from Dr. Keefer, Jason Sugars buying Scandia Auto from Gary Cline, and Hanel Vet Clinic of Courtland has seen DVM Brock Hanel join his father in the business (congrats on your 35th Anniversary). In the next couple months one more long time Republic County business will be transferring hands to a younger owner and we will be excited to announce that when the time comes. Each of these business transitions required unique timelines, skills, and resources to be successful. Many were able to arrange their succession plans without outside resources while others needed resources from a variety of people to reach their goal. Like many rural areas people over 50 years old own a majority of the businesses in this county.

Many have goals to retire within the next 10 years. RCED urges those business owners to create a plan to keep their service or goods within our county. We can help businesses create a succession plan to transfer the business to family or a prospective owner. We have also helped match businesses for sale to a new owner with similar skills. We know many young people who would love to operate a local business back home and raise their family. Older owners should not get discouraged by assuming their business has no value or that their service or good is outdated. The younger generation may see your business differently and they can bring in new ideas, skills, technology, and energy to a business. They are more comfortable with online sales, social media, and reaching customers regionally. This can be an opportunity to update and modernize the business model to fit today’s economy. Though, the generation gap between an older seller and younger buyer can make it a challenge to draw in new owners, our advice is that you create an open and honest dialogue between you and the younger generation. Be open-minded and ask someone you think would be a good prospect if they are interested. You may be surprised at how many young people would come back if they knew they had an opportunity waiting for them after trade school, community college, or a university. We’ve seen area businesses let a prospective buyer work for them, train them, and then they purchase the business when they are ready. We’ve also seen the previous owner stay on payroll to train the new owners after the sale of the business. It doesn’t always have to be about money with succession plans, but when there is great cooperation the seller, buyer, and community benefit exponentially. Please contact RCED anytime to develop your succession plan call 785374-3047, email rcedc@ or check out business opportunities at www.republiccountykansas. com. We are now 645 strong on our Facebook page!

Dwight C. Sheets, 77, of Assaria, died Sept. 27, 2012. He was born March 27, 1935, in Downs to Charles and Minnie (Sheetz) Sheets. Dwight graduated from Downs High School in 1953 and married Charlotte Humes on May 13, 1956. He worked as a barber for 50 years. Dwight was passionate about his family, his animals, and any and all sporting events. Preceded him in death are his parents and sister, Luella Lee. Survivors include his wife, Charlotte; daughter Lynn (Brian) Slack, of Andover; son Alan (Jeanette), of Belleville; and grandchildren Melissa and Brett Slack and Jaclyn, Joni and Audrey Sheets. The funeral was Oct. 2 at First United Methodist Church in Salina. Ryan Mortuary in Salina was in charge of arrangements. Memorials may be made to the Salina Animal Shelter. 2/b

Elvera E. Hansen Elvera Esther Augusta Hansen, the daughter of John August Peterson and Esther Elizabeth (Berkman) Peterson, was born July 29, 1916 at Brantford and died September 25, 2012 at Concordia, at the age of 96 years, one month and 24 days. She grew up in the Brantford area attending the local public schools, and later graduating from Agenda High School. She attended Kansas State University, receiving her teaching certification. She taught for several years at Brantford, Talmo, the Dillahay school, and District 105 schools. On June 10, 1945, she was united in marriage to Ole Theodore Hansen and to this union was born: JoAnn Kay and Dale August. The couple made their home in Kackley for many years. They moved to Belleville in 2000 and he preceded her in death on March 24, 2001. She moved to Concordia, KS in 2002 to be near family. She was a member of the Zion Lutheran Church at Brantford, the Ada Lutheran Church, rural Kackley, KS, and later the Belleville Wesleyan Church. She was active in church activities and ladies circles of the church.

She was preceded in death by her husband Ole Hansen, and two sisters: Eldora Oliver and Bernice Roberts. She is survived by one son: Dale August Hansen and wife Sandie of Salem OR and daughter: JoAnn Kay Newman and husband Ray of Concordia; four grandchildren: four great grandchildren. Funeral services were held September 28 at the Wesleyan Church, Belleville, with Pastor Mark McGregor, officiating. Interment at the Ada Lutheran Cemetery, rural Kackley. Memorials to the Belleville Wesleyan Church in care of the funeral home at P.O. Box 326, Belleville, KS 66935. Online condolences and information at www. Bachelor-Surber Funeral Home, Belleville, KS is in charge of the arrangements. 2/b

Mary Anne McClough Mary Anne McClough “Annie” died October 1, 2012 at the Republic County Hospital in Belleville at the age of 85 years. She was born on September 2, 1927 at Ft. Screven on Tybee Island off the coast of Savannah GA. Her father, grandfather, three brothers, first husband (Anthony Vincent Radice), and her oldest daughter were all members of the military. She traveled, lived and worked on military bases/posts for the first 33 years of her life before settling in Duluth MN in 1960. She worked as a legal secretary for attorney William Montague representing Reserve Mining until he retired in 1973. She was then employed by the firm Dryer, Storaasli, Knutson & Pommerville Ltd until she retired in 2007 at age 80. In August 1969, she married William J. McClough (Willie) and extended her family with his son Jeffrey and family. He died in 1994. She was preceded in death by her parents Bernard A. and Ruth (Kidwell) Sanders; three brothers, Bernard A., Jr. (Sonny), Arthur F. (Dink), and Neil K. (Sandy) Sanders; and daughter Antoinette (Toni) Radice. She is survived by her daughters Ruth Anne Sederlin (Eugene), Courtland, and Nicolette (Nikki) Boutilier of Ottawa,

Canada; son Jeffrey McClough (Caroline) of Illinois; 15 grandchildren, several great grandchildren and great, great grandchildren. Graveside services and inurnment will be held 10 a.m. Thursday, October 4, at the Courtland Cemetery. Memorials in care of the funeral home to the Naomi Swanson Family for healthcare. Tibbetts-Fischer Funeral Home, Belleville, Kansas is in charge of arrangements. 2/b

Kay Blecha

Kay Blecha, 71, of Denver, Colo., died Sept. 30, 2012, in Denver. Memorial services will be held at 2 p.m. on Oct. 12 at the Zion Church in Munden. He is survived by his wife, Mary, of the home; sister Kathryn (Dennis) Bartak, of Lincoln, Neb.; brother Keith (Carol) Blecha, of Hot Springs, Ark.; brotherin-law Bill (Claire) Roney, of Port Townsend, Wash.; nieces Susan (Brett) Osborne, of Mechanicsburg, Penn.; Mary Jessica (Jake) Paskiewicz, of Denver; nephews Brad Bartak, of Lincoln; Mitch Blecha, of Sikeston, Mo.; five great nieces and nephews; and a host of other family and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, Ben and Maxine Blecha, of Munden. 2/pd

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Pike Valley grad is nurse Family reunions practitioner in Salina Kathy Corona is a new part-time nurse practitioner at StatCare in Salina. She is a graduate of Pike Valley High School and received a master’s degree in nursing and family nurse practioner from Fort Hays State University. She is the health service director for Salina Presbyterian Manor and an adjunct

professor at Kansas Wesleyan University for geriatric clinical practice. She serves on the university’s nursing department advisory board and is a member of Sigma Theta Tau honorary nursing society. She is the daughter of June White, of Scandia, and the late Bud White.

Medicare Part D plan changes open Oct. 15 Enrollment dates for 2013 Medicare Part D Plans are Oct. 15 to Dec. 7. Medicare beneficiaries have the opportunity to sign up for a different plan for 2013 or keep the same one. A packet of information from seniors’ current Part D Plan holders have been mailed. It explains the changes in the premium and prescriptions in the formulary for 2013. A few plans have been discontinued or consolidated with another company. Personalized assistance is available to shop and enroll in a 2013 Part D Plan. Call for an appointment with a senior health insurance counseling for Kansas (SHICK) counselor in the River Valley District during the enrollment period. Counselors are accepting appointments in the River Valley Extension District offices, some libraries, senior centers and other locations. Judy Uphoff, SHICK Counselor and SER employee, is accepting appointments at the Belleville Public Library. Call ahead for an appointment at 785-5275305 on Monday-Thursday, 1 p.m.- 5 p.m.. Belleville River Valley District K-State Research and Extension Office - call 785-527-5084 for an appointment with Deanna Turner, district extension agent, available most Mondays during the enrollment period. Two Republic County enrollments events will be Oct. 29 and Nov. 5 at the Belleville Public Library. Judy Uphoff, Deanna Turner and an Area Agency on Aging SHICK Counselor will be taking individual appointments those days at the library. Gertrude Poe will counsel on Nov. 5. Call the Area Agency on Aging toll-free number for an appointment at 1-800-4322703. Callers should tell the receptionists they would like an appointment at the Republic County Enrollment Event and on which date. Lee Musselman is helping beneficiaries Thursday afternoons and Friday mornings; Deanna Turner will

assist most Thursdays and Fridays. Concordia: The Concordia Senior Site will be the location of Part D Counseling done by Gertrude Poe. Call ahead for an appointment Monday-Friday except holidays at 785-243-7028. Concordia River Valley District K-State Research and Extension Office- Deanna Turner will be accepting appointments on Tuesdays starting Oct. 23. Call the Extension Office at 785243-8185 for an appointment. One Concordia Enrollment Event will be Nov. 13 at the Frank Carlson Library located at 702 Broadway. Gertrude Poe, Deanna Turner and an Area Agency on Aging SHICK Counselor will be taking individual appointments from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.on the same day and location on Nov. 13. Call the Extension Office (785243-8185) and talk to Mary Florea for an appointment at the library too. Clyde-Clifton area- Call Jan Benteman for a 4 p.m. weekday appointment on scheduled school days at the Clifton Clyde High School Library. Her home phone number is 785-4552263. Call Connie Gallagher for an appointment at 785-4463794. Her appointments will be at the Randolph Decker Public Library in Clyde. Stop by one of the District Extension Offices in Belleville, Clay Center, Concordia or Washington to pick up a Medicare Prescription Drug Worksheet. Complete the form with a list of medications, dosage and 30-day quantity. This information is needed before seeking help. People can call their pharmacy or wherever they purchase medications to find the specific prescription drug plans the pharmacy will handle. Drop off the worksheet to the Extension Office a week prior to the appointment, and it will speed up your appointment. Also bring any recent letters received from Social Security or Medicare to your appointment.

The Riggle Cousin picnic was held at the Simmons family farm on Sep. 19. It was hosted by Marge and Harold Lane, of Fairbury, Neb.; Alberta Simmons, Melvin and Estel Edwards, and Betty Edwards. Guests were: Kent and Sharyl Preston, Lloyd and Sharon Scarrow, and Geraldins Siemson, all of Fairbury; Kenny, Nancy, and Kaycee Riggle, of Endicott; Joyce Blackwell and

Richard and Joan Kunde, of Beatrice; John and Pat Riggle and Peggy Doncheski, of Lincoln; and Kathy Shoen, of Omaha; JoyceAnn Windham, of Portland, Ore.; Jerry Heidebrecht, of Oxnard, Calif.; Larry Huffman, of Fairbury; Mike and Vicky Holly, John, Mason, and Carson Simmons, and Mary Gilbreth, and Jim, Kelley, Spencer, and Jared Edwards, all of Narka.

Andrews has 92nd birthday A 92nd birthday celebration was held at the Belleville Health Care Center on Sept. 29 for Rosemary Andrews. Guests included Terry

and Charlotte Van Wey, Nick and Audrey Day, Joe and Betty Koukol, John, Lana, Jasyn and Jesse Scott, Gary and Lois Nutter, and Alma Lau.

Republic News

by Virginia Petersen

Oct. 1 - The MNO group met at "PINKY'S" for lunch on Thursday to help Beth Sankey celebrate her birthday. Jim and Evelyn Hurley visited Eleanor Rizek in Hebron, Neb. Ward and Ilene Aurand joined their camping group in Superior, Neb. on Saturday. Loisann Brown and Glenna Brown attended the Fall Fest in Concordia Saturday. Erin Hansen was among the dancers who performed there. Steve and Debbie Kline, of Lander, Wyo., spent the past week with Bill and Connie Smith and Tim and Chandler Smith. The Klines and Bill and Connie spent several days in Branson. Jan Eitzen, of Newton, was an overnight guest of Greg and Joan Birrell. Denny and JoAnn Eggers and Bob and Vera Burge were Wednesday evening supper guest of Glenn and Physllis Hofts to celebrate Glenn's birthday. Continuing his birthday celbrating, Glenn and Phyllis, Mike and Jamie Woolley and Allison Woolley and Howard and Elaine Miller met in Mankato Saturday evening for supper. Ken, Betty and Dillon Bouray visited Lawrence

and Estaline Bouray one day the past week. The Republic UMW members who took birthday cake and bingo to Long Term Care in Belleville on Thursday were Pastor Roger and Jean Walls, Judy Erkenbrack, Jean Charles, Bonnie Elliott, Kay Brown and Betty Bouray. Many residents helped Melissa Arbuthnot celebrate her birthday. After five months working in New Zealand and vacationing on the East Coast, Bob Linden and friend Vickie Wilson returned to his home in Republic to help with the fall harvest. Bob and Shirley Gunn attended the Scottish festival in McPherson Saturday and met family members Belinda Myers and the Clinton Spitler family. The Republic Mission Committee met Tuesday after Bible Study to set a date for the fall garage sale. MNO Bridge Club met Tuesday evening with Lynn Stenson. Bob and Vera Burge and Jana Chase have been attending Jr. High football games at Pike Valley and Beloit lately. The last Fall Story Hour was held Tuesday at Rae Hobson Memorial Library with good attendance.

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Group has Oct. meeting Twenty-one members of Chapter BM met Sept. 5 at the Astra Bank meeting room. Hostess for the meeting was Gladys Hobelmann with co-hostesses Lori McDonald and Kayla McCartney. A tailgate theme highlighted the room with banners and football decorations. Sandwiches and snacks were served from a table decorated with end zone table clothes and colorful zinnias in canning jars.. President Lela Knelik led the business meeting,

and the program was given by Jeanette Sheets on the P.E.O. ELF program, a project that helps fund college educations for women. The next regular chapter meeting will be Oct. 3. Twenty-two members and four guests attended a come-and-go ice cream social on Sept. 19 at the Belleville city park. The program committee was in charge of the gathering. Members were greeted with homemade ice cream and toppings and asked to create their favorite ice cream treat.

Narka News

by Betty Edwards

Little Blue River Parish 5th Sunday Gospel music was Sept. 30. hosted by the Narka Presbyterian Church. Master of ceremonies, Loren Mach, welcomed the musicians and guests. Pastor Phil Goombi presented a welcoming prayer blessing. Entertainment was by Ten Pieces: Charles Joy, Loren Mach, Jan Thomas, Donna Shoemaker, Pam Gallion and Marvin Shoemaker and accompanied by Sharon Mach. There was a trio from Concordia: Ken Johnston, Ken Jones and Tim Halfhide Loren Staley, of Fairbury, had a piano solo; Guy and Karla Chizek, of Cuba, had a duet. Gary and Janet McIntosh, of Dewitt, Neb., had a duet, and Duane Speers, of Mahaska, did a solo. Reruns of Narka: Walter Molzahn, Larry Stephens,

and Melvin Edwards Refreshments followed served by the fellowship committee of the Narka Church Melvin and Estel Edwards and Larry and Beverly Stephens had a day full of music on Sept. 16 at the Iona/Jewell Country Music Festival in Jewell. Curt Shoemaker, of Jewell, brought together a large assortment of music stars from all around the country along with his own steel guitar talent.

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Life Chain event is Sunday in Belleville Belleville Life Chain will be held from 2-3:30 p.m. on Oct. 7 on Highway 36 between K and M Streets. Appropriate signs will be available. For further information call 785-361-2472 or 785-527-2074. Life Chain is a peaceful public witness of pro-life individuals standing for 90 minutes praying for the nation and the end to abortion. It is a visual statement by the Christian community that the Church supports the sanctity of human life from the moment of conception until natural death.

Republic Co. Church Women to meet The Republic County Church Women will meet at 9:30 a.m. on Oct. 5 at the American Lutheran Church of Belleville. Phyllis Jensik is the featured speaker. Items for the local food bank will be collected, and the offering will go toward the scholarship fund of the Belleville After School Program.

Star gazing event is Oct. 20 at Concordia This month’s star gazing event, scheduled on the third Saturday of every month, will be Oct. 20 at the Earl Bane Observatory from 8-10 p.m. The celestial highlights will include the Moon, Earth’s closest celestial neighbor, Great Square of Pegasus, Keystone of Hercules, Draco the Dragon, and Pisces the Fish. In the event of inclement weather, the group will meet inside the Observatory for two showings about meteors. The first showing will be at 8 p.m. and the second showing will begin at 9 p.m. The public is invited with parking available in Lot No. 1 near the tennis courts.

MADD to present free program at CCCC A free program created by Mothers Against Drunk Drivers for parents of teens and pre-teens will

Drought money available USDA’s Farm Service Agency in Kansas announced that drought assistance is available for livestock producers affected by drought in all Kansas Counties except Republic. Eligibility to request to implement ECP is based on the County Committee providing evidence that the County is designated as level D3, Drought Extreme according to the U.S. Drought Monitor or providing evidence of a 40 percent or greater loss of normal precipitation for the four most recent months. Producers may request assistance in approved Counties by filing an application for cost-share assistance under the Emergency Conservation Program (ECP) from Oct. 15 through Nov. 15 at their local Farm Service Agency.

be presented at 7 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 8, at Cloud County Community College. “Power of Parents, It’s Your Influence” covers some of the truths about the dangers of alcohol and gives parents the tools to talk with their children openly and honestly. The session covers the four different parenting styles and how to use personal styles to best reach each teen. This free workshop will give parents the tools they need to have the courage to speak with their teens. Parents will also receive a parent handbook for talking with teens about alcohol. The program begins in Room 257 of the “President’s Addition” at the college. (Those attending should park in Lot 3, then enter through the cafeteria doors and go upstairs to the room.) “Power of Parents” is designed to let parents know that they are the most important influencing factor in their teen’s lives. Research from MADD shows that 74-percent of kids say their parents are the leading influence on their decisions about drinking alcohol. Alcohol kills more teenagers than all other illegal drugs combined. The workshop will be presented by Kelly Nichols, a community consultant with the Regional Prevention Center, a program of the Central Kansas Foundation in Salina. This workshop is part of the “Alcohol and Drug Information 101” series, free public presentations sponsored by the Cloud County Chemical Dependency Committee on the second Monday of each month. For information about the series, call Jim Kerr at 243-4164.

Dance lessons for singles, couples begin The Republican Valley Dancers will be starting dance lessons again for singles and couples at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 8 at the Courtland Arts Center. Dancers will begin by learning to Jitterbug and will continue learning steps to the two-step, swing and waltz through next spring on Thursday nights. The cost is $1 per person per night, or attendees may

make a tax-deductible contribution to the Courtland Arts Center. Please contact Christy Newman at newmanc@ or 785-3361388 for more information or to be kept informed about upcoming dance lessons and events.

Hear about the good old days at fall fling All men and women are invited to hear about the good old days. Also discover family history at the upcoming Extension Fall Fling on Monday, Oct. 8 from 11 a.m.- 2:15 p.m. at the 4-H Conference Center at the Clay County Fairgrounds in Clay Center. The fairgrounds are located in the southeast corner of Clay Center. Registration is from 10:45 a.m.-11 a.m.. The morning program will be “Dwight L. Chapman, When the Good Old Days Weren’t So Good” presented by author, James R. Beck, of rural Clay Center. Beck’s latest book is Homesteading in Union Township, Clay County, 1863-1889. He is an Extension master gardener and a retired professor. He discovered many facts while researching his book on homesteading in Union Township of Clay County. Those attending may bring a salad and serving spoon to the meeting for the noon salad luncheon. Refrigeration available with tableware and a beverage provided. The afternoon program will begin at 1 p.m. with Donna Fisher encouraging the audience to start researching the history of their family. “How Do I Begin Researching My Family History?” will be presented by Fisher. She is a member of Green Extension Homemaker Unit and a resident of Green. A drawing for door prizes will be conducted at the end of the program. The Clay County Homemaker Extension Units and K-State Research and Extension River Valley District are sponsoring this free program. For more information, contact District Extension Agent Deanna Turner at 785-6325335.

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I was driving out of the post office parking lot when I felt a solid bump from behind. I introduced myself to the driver and prepared to exchange information with him so we could contact our insurance agents. The driver of this big rig didn’t have a driver’s license. He had lost it when he was arrested for driving under the influence. I asked him to follow me to my car so we could inspect the damage. All the way to my car, this embarrassed truck driver kept apologizing for what he had done, but by now I was convinced this was no accident. Opening my wounded trunk lid, I saw a supply of materials I had written to help people break free from

alcohol’s bondage, including my book “Alcohol: the Beloved Enemy.” Meanwhile, my new acquaintance continued apologizing. “Stop apologizing,” I pleaded. “If this hadn’t happened, we wouldn’t have met.” I’m not sure this confused permit holder yet grasped the miracle of the designed drama in which he found himself but consider the odds against this experience being only accidental. He could have bumped into the trunk areas of all the cars in that parking lot and not hit one carrying material to help him overcome his greatest problem. Entering a fast food restaurant, I met a waitress. This woman told me she had started her day arguing

with her husband. Knowing she needed to forgive him, I excused myself while she prepared my order and returned with one of my books that helps people forgive. I now knew why I had stopped there and had brought along a tract and book that would change her attitude and day. This was no accident. And this now smiling woman recognized it. As I headed for my booth with my hamburger and fries, I heard her say: “God sent you to me today.” God sends each of us out every day to meet people along the way who need us. When we realize this, even the bumps along the way become blessings.

cHURcH DiRecTORY cHRiSTiAN belleville Central Christian Church 24th and O (785) 527-2066 Sunday School 9:30 Worship Service 10:45 Wednesday Night Live 6 pm Pastor Mark Imel Food for Thought on KR-92 FM 7:08 M-F evANGelicAl Munden Zion Evangelical Church PO Box 42 785-987-5510 Harvey (Chip) Farnsworth, Pastor Sunday School 9:30 a.m. Fellowship 10:30 a.m. Worship Service 11 a.m. Evening service 6 p.m. Prayer Meeting Wed., 8 p.m. AWANA 6-8 p.m. Wed. MeTHODiST Agenda United Methodist Church 4th and Delmar Pastor Sandra Jellison-Knock 785-325-2314 Worship May through Aug. 9 a.m. Sept. through Dec. 11 a.m Jan. through April 9 a.m. belleville First United Methodist Church 2013 M St, 785-527-5608 (w) 785-577-1752(c) Pastor Emily Meckley Worship 10:45 a.m. Sunday School 9:30 AM Web: Email: Republic United Methodist Church 501 Pawnee AV 785-361-2664 Roger L. Walls, Pastor Sunday School 9:30 a.m. Worship Service 11 a.m. Bible Study every Tues. 9 a.m. courtland United Methodist Church 308 Main St. 785-374-4520 Pastor Kathy Aeillo Worship 10:45 a.m. Wednesday school 3:45 pm Junior High Youth group Wednesdays, 7 pm

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Scandia United Methodist Church 5th & Cloud Sts. 785-335-2612 Pastor Kathy Aeillo Worship 9:15 a.m. Wednesday school 3:45 pm High school youth group Wednesdays, 7:30 pm WeSleYAN belleville Belleville Wesleyan Church Pastor Mark McGregor 909 Wesleyan DR Office 785-527-5509 Sunday School 9:45 a.m. Sunday Worship 10:50 a.m. Stepping Stones Preschool Director Traci Dahl 785-527-5315 cATHOlic Parish Office: 785-527-5559 belleville St. Edward 1827 Q. Street 1st, 3rd, 5th Saturday Mass: 6:30 p.m. Sunday Mass: 11:00 a.m. Munden St. George 105 W. Myrza Mass 2nd Saturday 6:30 p.m. cuba St. Isidore 603 Linden Mass 4th Saturday 6:30 p.m. ASSeMblY OF GOD belleville Crossroads Assembly of God Pastor Dennis L. Carey 17th & Q ST Sunday School 9:30 a.m. Worship 10:30 a.m. 785-527-2780 (office) 785-527-3076 (cell) cOveNANT courtland Courtland Covenant Church 505 Republic 785-374-4370 Sunday School 9:45 a.m. Worship 11 a.m. Charles Peters, pastor 620-245-2138 Jake Englebert, assoc. pastor 785-374-4247 Curt Lindberg, chairman ‘785-374-4239

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County News Deeds Filed Warranty Deed: Kenneth J. Brzon and Joan Brzon to Christopher K. Brzon and Kristin F. Brzon. S ½ SE ¼ 15-2-4. Warranty Deed: Kenneth J. Brzon and Joan Brzon to Jonathan C. Brzon and Mandi L. Brzon. N ½ SE ¼ 15-2-4. Quit Claim: Tracy Strnad to Jeffrey A. Strnad. S ½ SW ¼ 193-4 and Lot 1, 30-3-4; tract in NW ¼ 19-3-4; undivided ½ interest in SW ¼ 20-3-4; NE ¼ 25-3-5; NE ¼ 24-3-5’ N ½ NE ¼ 7-3-4’ tract in Lot 3 N ½ of lot 4, 17-3-4; SE ¼ NW ¼ 24-3-5; SE ¼ 24-3-5; all 3-4 Lot 9 and all of Lot 4, except N 29 acres in 6-3-4 and S 400’ of Lot 9, 6-3-4; E ½ 1-3-5’; part of S ½ SW ¼ 17-3-4 lying south of railroad right of way; undivided ½ interest in NE ¼ SE ¼ 7-3-4; E ½ 19-3-4. Quit Claim Deed: Jeffrey A. Strnad to Tracy K. Strnad. Tract in Government Lot 5 of SE ¼ 8-34. Warranty Deed: Gary J. Bartak, and Gary J. Bartak as attorney-in-fact for Sara L. Bartak, Paul J. Bartak and Teresa K. Bartak and Marilyn J. Sullivan and Terrance L. Sullivan, Kathryn J. Yates and Phillip A. Yates to Har-

ry E. Chermak and Shirley Chermak. E 40’ of Lot 5, and W 30’ of Lot 4, Block 1, Southern Addition, Belleville. Warranty Deed: Highland Properties 812 LLC, a Colorado LLC to the estate of Glenn L. Fisher. W ½ NE ¼ and W ½ SE ¼ 19-3-2, except one tract. Warranty Deed: Troy Milner to Rick Moravek NE ¼ 29-2-1.

District Court CRIMINAL Rodney Dusek, Belleville, charged with felony giving a worthless check in the amount of $15,000 to Ken Schultz on July 30. Hearing scheduled for October 18, defendant released on $15,000 bond. Daniel J. Radcliff, Grand Island, charged with driving without a license, improper lane change and obstruction of official duty by giving an officer a false name, alleged to occurred September 18. Bond set at $2,500. Rebecca Ann Bunch, Narka, charged with endangering a child, domestic battery, assault, criminal damage to property, all misdemeanors, on September 21. Bond set at $2,500, hearing scheduled October 15.

CIVIL Kansas Department for Children and Families versus Heather Longoria, Belleville. Case filed alleging $1,925 overpayment of food stamps. DOMESTIC Mark J. Vytlacil, Belleville, and Leah M. Rivers, Belleville, divorce filed. Department for Children and Families versus David Wright, Belleville, child support case filed. JUVENILE Austin Barnes, Belleville, minor in consumption, ordered to pay $256, $50 in fees, driver’s license suspended 30 days. Devin R. Nutsch, Belleville, minor in consumption, ordered to pay $256, $50 in fees, driver’s license suspended 30 days. TRAFFIC Dallas Combs, Courtland, no driver’s license, $198. James McClendon, Tupelo MS, overweight $220.50. Barney F. Miller, Marquette NE, overweight $143. Jennifer Waechter, Belleville, 81/65 $179. Charles Levengood, St. Charles IA, overweight, $208. Ricky Valasek, Irving TX,

60/50 $143. Samantha Stensaas, Cuba, 70/55 $173. Michael Palmquist, Belleville, 80/70 $143. Mary B. Zook, Stillwater OK, 94/70 $239. Milton G. Ready Jr., Belleville, open container, $498 diversion. Gregory Brown, Mesquite TX, overweight $581. Edwin Rivashernanzez, Garland TX, overweight $348. Scott B. Swindler, Wichita, 82/70 $143. Kevin W. Collard, Richardson TX, overweight $173. Aaron Rhoes, Hutchinson, overweight $155. David Blumer, Marysville, equipment violation, $148. Leon Brummer, Osborne, overweight $268. Attila Keresztes, Peoria AZ, log book violation $213.

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Cloud increases credit hours that transfer Enrollment down slightly this year, but up 23 percent over last five By Amy G. Hadachek Special to The Telescope In what is called a huge development, students at Cloud County Community College in Concordia now have the ability to transfer more credit hours. College trustee Ellen Anderson reported that positive news to the Cloud board of trustees Tuesday, September 25, after she attended the Kansas Association of Community College Trustees (KACCT) quarterly meeting earlier this month. The Kansas Board of Regents has now approved 17 courses for seamless transfer among the 32 public higher education institutions, and an additional 12 courses have been targeted for approval next year, she said. “I’m excited about this whole list (of courses.) What used to happen to our students, is that some of our classes didn’t transfer for a major, and they took those classes in good faith thinking they’d transfer and they did not. So, this is huge, because it’s taking care of that,” Anderson told the board. The newly-approved courses include: American government, chemistry I and lab, college algebra, English comp I and II, general biology and lab, introduction to literature,

intro to psychology, intro to sociology, microeconomics, macroeconomics, physical science I and lab, physics I and lab, public speaking, U.S. history to 1877, U.S. history since 1877, and world regional geography. In addition, the Kansas Board of Regents is expected to approve the following general education courses for transfer throughout the higher education: intro to anthropology, art appreciation, calculus I, interpersonal communication, world cultures to 1500, intro to philosophy, microbiology, intro to political science, Spanish I, music appreciation and theatre appreciation. New health plan Campus employees now have a new major medical plan for the calendar year 2013, instead of on a fiscal year basis. After listening to details of the health plan from Bob Maxson, vice president for administrative services, trustees approved switching the current plan to a Blue Cross/Blue Shield-only major medical plan for the calendar year 2013. "This is a Blue Cross package for just the college, and it drops the premium by $89,000 which is a 12 percent reduction," explained Maxson. "I'm very pleased that the board of trustees supported us moving to a new plan that’s good for employees and good for the college,” Maxson added. Enrollment jumps in five years Enrollment for the fall 1 9/12/12 9:31 AM Page 4

semester has decreased slightly compared to a year ago, with head count down nearly 3 percent, and credit hours down almost 5 percent. Joel Figgs, vice president for enrollment management and student services said he isn’t worried about the slight drop. That's because in the past five years the head count increased 23 percent. "We have more enrollment that’s going to happen between now and the end of the fall semester. We have second-start classes taking place here on the Concordia campus, as well as the Geary County campus, and so we’ll pick up some additional enrollment,” Figgs said.

September 283:14 pm received a report of a lost license plate in the 1900 Block of Diamond Road. 6:47 pm received a report of cattle out on US-81 Highway near mile marker 233. 9:29 pm checked on a vehicle broke down on US-81 Highway near Timber Road. During the reporting period, 27 traffic stops conducted and 14 court papers served.


Cloud cross country runners Jimmie Phitts and Cole Callaway were among team members who made presentations at the CCCC board of trustees. Phitts ran for Republic County in high school, and Callaway for Pike Valley.

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September 247:29 am received a report of a cow out along US-81 Highway near mile marker 211. 8:11 am responded to a car/ deer accident a half-mile north of Shady Road on 260 Road. Myra. J. Lundquist, Agenda, was northbound in a 1999 Chevrolet, when a deer came out of the west ditch and struck the vehicle. 8:30 am received a report (2nd) of a cow out on US-81 Highway near mile marker 211. 1:55 pm responded to the 700 Block of 150 Road for suspicious activity. 4:30 pm received a report of a traffic hazard on US-81 Highway near mile marker 210. 4:39 pm arrested a Belleville man on a Republic County warrant for giving a worthless check. 4:45 pm arrested a Belleville

September 265:00 am received a report of suspicious activity in the 400 Block of Jade Road. 8:43 am received a report of a vehicle with the keys locked inside at the old school in Cuba. 10:01 am received a report of cattle out near 180 Road and Zeal Road. 4:43 pm responded to keep the peace in the 700 Block of 290 Road, while a female removed personal items from a residence.


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September 232:53 am assisted Cloud County in attempting to locate a juvenile who had been drinking. 8:39 am responded to a cow out on K-148 Highway near 130 Road. 11:49 am received a driving complaint on a subject driving in Cuba, without a license. 2:23 pm received a report of cattle out in the 1600 Block of King Road. 5:04 pm received a report of a no contact bond violation in the 1600 Block of 300 Road. A Narka woman was subsequently arrested. 7:34 pm received a report of a cow out on US-36 Highway near 230 Road.

September 259:54 am completed a car/deer accident report for an accident, which occurred on September 24, at 6:00 pm a tenth of a mile south of King Road on 60 Road. Nickie L. Weir, Belleville, Kansas was northbound in a 2011 Chevrolet, when a deer came out of the west ditch and struck the vehicle. 7:17 pm received a report of cattle out in the 2100 Block of Queen Road. 8:05 pm responded to a dump truck on fire three tenths of a mile west of 220 Road on US-36 Highway. Michael W. Price, Shawnee, Kansas was eastbound in a 1986 Ford Dump Truck, when the rear brakes caught on fire. The Belleville Police Department and Belleville Fire Department also responded to the scene. 9:56 pm received a report of subjects shooting BB guns in Scandia.

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Panthers don’t give up but fall to Rock Hills “Rock Hills got off to a really good start but I thought we did a good job of fighting back into the game,” said Pike Valley coach Don Melby on the Panther’s 52-28 lose to Grizzlies last Friday. “Rock Hill controlled the line of scrimmage most of the game and their speed was also a big factor,” said Melby. “They have a great mix of size, power and speed and they use it all. They are an excellent team that will go a ways if they keep improving.” For Pike Valley, Offensively we missed a couple of assignments in pass coverage and we still need to tackle better at times,” said Melby. “Offensively we threw the ball very well and that helped open the run game. We just need to be more consistent and block every play. When we block well we

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play well.” For the Panther’s, Robert Cox had 35 carries for 103 yards and one touchdown while Cole Ehlers had five carries for 57 yards and one touchdown. Dallas Combs had four carries for 13 yards. Defensevely, Cox had seven solo tackles and nine assits. Randy Weir had five solo’s and six assists. Aaron Swanson had seven solo’s and three assists. Friday the Panther’s will head to Downs for their tilt against Lakeside. “Lakeside has some good kids both from last year and a new coach,” said Melby. “They are still learning the new system but are improving each week. They will be a tough matchup and it will be their homecoming.”



Buffs drop first district game to Bennington The Republic County Buffs started district play last Friday against Bennington looking to turn the ‘second season’ around. Good play the second half, after a terrible first half, wasn’t enough to get the Buffs the edge they needed to start the playoffs, falling 42-6.

REPUBLIC COUNTY FOOTBALL “We made some bad mistakes the end of the the first half but played a lot better the second half,” said coach George Fowler. “Our defense played a lot more physical in the second half.” Fowler noted Zach Brzon and Jeff Hadachek played well on defense. “Our linebackers (Brzon and Hadachek) did a good job of taking on the lead blockers (leading their runners), plugging the hole, making them go outside.” Brzon had three tackles for losses. The Buff of the Week went to Kole Hoge. “He did a good job of hitting his guy and was physical on defense,” said Fowler. “He came back from his injury and did what we wanted him to do. He played hard on both sides of the ball.” Tucker Allen got the Defensive Player of the Week, making three tackles for losses and getting good hits on the fullback. Offensive Player of the Week went to Jeff Hadachek and Lane Shoemaker. Hadachek had 47

KYLE STRUTT cuts the legs out from the Bennington runner during district play action last Friday for the Buffs. yards of rushing and Shoemaker had two receptions to go with his interception on defense. Zach Brzon got the Hit of the Week. “Zach had some good hits on defense. He did a good job of hitting his guys,” said Fowler. Kyle Strutt got the Special Teams Player, averaging 35.6 yards per punt in his five punting plays.

The Buffs will meet Washington County this Friday for their second district game which is also homecoming. the Tigers lost to Smith Center last Friday, the Buffs October 26 district opponent. “They’re going to be a tough challenge,” said Fowler. “They’re going to run the ball until we can stop them.”

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TREVOR LOWELL makes a cut after catching the pass for the Junior High Buffs during action last week against Sacred Heart. The Junior Buffs went on to top the Knights, 30-6. “We opened the game with a 15-play, six and a half minute drive and that took the fight out of Sacred Heart,” said coach Eric Allgood. After a two-minute drill offense, the Buffs scored again to take a 16-0 lead into the halftime break. “In the second half we forced a fumble on the opening kickoff and three plays later take it in for a touchdown,” added Allgood. “Our offensive line was really good in pass protection and we ended up with the most attempts, most completions and most yards for the game.” Allgood noted that several players have really come around and performed well for the Junior Buffs, including Brent Lewis, “he’s really doing his job well” and Christian Tipton, “really stopped them from going to the inside.”

Lady Panthers hit the road The lady panthers traveled to Miltnovale to play in a quad. St. John’s of Beloit beat the varsity team 8-25, 12-25. Kills: Casey Freed-2, Courtney Freed-1, J. Runft-5, Swafford-3, and P. Runft-1. Blocks: Howley-1, Casey Freed-2, Courntey Freed-2, and J. Runft-1. Ace serves: Swafford and J. Runft-1. Set assists: Stensaas-9. Against Southern Cloud, the Panthers came up short 25-27, 2025. Kills: J. Runft-2, Courtney Freed-4, Casey Freed-3, and P. Runft-1. Ace serves: J. Runft-1, Casey Freed-2, Courtney Freed-2, and P. Runft-1. Stuff Blocks: J. Runft-3, Casey Freed-1, and Courtney Freed-2. Set assists: Stensaas-8. Then the dragons of Wilson beat the panthers 18-25, 14-25. Kills: Courtney Freed-2, J. Runft-2, and Casey Freed-2. Ace serves: Swafford-2, Courtney Freed-1, and Casey Freed-1. Stuff Blocks: Courtney Freed-4, Howley-1, Casey Freed-2, J. Runft-1, and P. Runft-1. Set assists: Stensaas-2, Courtney Freed-2, and Casey Freed-2. The junior varsity lost against Wilson 25-23, 25-23. Kills: Johnson-1, P. Runft-2, Kagle-4, K. Mat-

thews-2, and Bolte-2. Set assists: Kagle-11. Ace serves: Johnson-4 and Thrash-1. Pike Valley went to Natoma and lost to Natoma 27-25, 26-28, 19-25. Kills: Casey Freed-3, Swafford-1, Bergstrom-7, Stensaas-1, Courtney Freed-3, and J. Runft-2. Stuff Blocks: Casey Freed, Swafford, J. Runft, and Bergstrom all with 1. Set assists: Stensaas-12, Casey Freed-4, and Courtney Freed-1. Ace serves: Casey Freed-3, Swafford-1, Courtney Freed-1, and Jensen-1. Then Wilson beat the lady panthers 27-25, 26-28, 19-25. Kills: Howley-2, Swafford-2, Bergstrom-4, Casey Freed-5, and Courtney Freed-5. Stuff Blocks: Swafford-1, Howley-4, Casey Freed-2, Bergstrom-3, and Courtney Freed-2. Set assists: Stensaas-10, Casey Freed-4, and Courtney Freed-2. Ace serves: Swafford and Casey Freed-1. The junior varsity played Natoma and split sets 24-26, 2624. Kills: Kagle-3, Johnson-4, Bolte-5, Matthews-1, Thrash-1, and P. Runft-1. Set assists: Kagle-10 and Bolte-1. Ace serves: Johnson-2, Bolte-1, Thrash-2, and P. Runft-1.


The Republic County Cross Country team travelled to the Beloit Invitational and came away with a second place for the boys and fourth for the girls in the meet that saw some of the area’s best runners competing. “There were very good runners at the meet, a tough field, and we got some good times from our kids,” said coach Terry Skinner. Brandon Zenger led the Buff runners with a 17:38.07 run for eighth overall to medal. Trenton Kuhlman ran a 17:43.89 to place JEARDOE

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REPUBLIC COUNTY CROSS COUNTRY ninth overall to also medal and Dustin Jeardoe’s 18:40.72 got him the final medalist spot at 20th overall. Conner Wilber ran right outside the medalists with a 20th place with a time of 18:53.90. Jaden Baxa got 26th with a time of 19:06.94. Alex Alstatt got 26th with a time of 19:48.96 and Guy Filinger got 42nd with a time of 19:50.40. Lanessa Aurand continued her top running style, leading the Lady Buffs with a sixth place overall with a time of 16:29.10 to medal.

Bryn Hobelmann took 23rd with a time of 18:23.54. LaShae Hedstrom got 30th with a time of 19:21.86. Tia Frey’s time of 19:48.15 got her 37th. Dynae Bebermeyer got 50th with a time of 21:56.03 HEDSTROM and Kelby Johnson’s time of 22:33.55 got her 54th. For the boy’s Junior Varsity, Brady Lowell took the top spot with a time of 19:59.62. Drew Hoops got sixth with a time of 21:05.40 for the Buff’s medalists. The rest of the Buff’s positions were not recorded. Colton Jones ran a 21:05.40. Trevor Allen ran a 21:32.54. Tad Hiatt ran a 22:37.56. Kale Johnson ran a 22:55.63. Trent Frye ran a 23:52.83 and Daniel Arbuthnot ran a 32:52.83.

The Pike Valley Panthers Cross Country team competed in the Centralia Invitational last week with the boys capturing the title and the girl’s coming out fourth, over 12 teams. “We are starting to run more consistently and our training is

PIKE VALLEY CROSS COUNTRY peaking,” said coach Richard Cox. “Some ran more heavy-legged than others and that showed some today. Others ran their best times ever. We have to continue to sharpen so we are ready as it is time to cut time.” GirlsAbby Muirhead, 19:38, 19th Courtney Cox, 20:14, 25th Geni Stainbrook, 20:55, 32nd Michelle Davis, 21:47, 34th BoysCaden Callaway, 16:30, 2nd Kameron Blanding, 17:39, 7th Quinton Isaacson, 18:39, 10th Sohma Hizawa, 18:58, 13th Dallas Looper-, 19:19, 23th Gabriel McGregor, 21:05, 44th Casey Jensen, 21:49, 54th Robert Cox, 21:56, 56th

HUNTER CHAMBERS returns a serve while Lasondra Aurand gets into position in Republic County Junior High volleyball C-Team action last Thursday. The Junior Lady Buffs A-Team won their games along with the B-Team and C1-Team with the C2-Team dropping their matches with the Knight. “All the teams are playing well and improving with every game,” said coach Ashley Nutsch.


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Ora Lee Jeardoe top pitcher in state, inducted to Hall of Fame Pitchers from the Republic County Ringers Horseshoe Pitching Club

participated in the Kansas State Horseshoe Pitching Tournament held in Ottawa

Panther’s Junior Varsity falls to Rock Hills The Junior Varsity Panthers travelled to Mankato for their second game of the season Monday night. The Rock Hills Griccles scored first on a 22 yard quarterback keeper in the first quarter and led 6-0. The rest of the half was a defensive standoff by both teams. Pike Valley came back to tie the game when Jacob Field recovered a fumble in the end zone for a touchdown. The PAT was unsuc-

cessful and the score stood at 6-6. Halfway through the fourth quarter after a couple of turnovers deep in Panthers territory, Rock Hills finally scored the game winner on a 2-yard run. The added PAT made the final score 14-6 in favor of the Grizzlies. Next action for the JV team will be Monday, October 8 at Scandia when they face the Lakeside Knights.

on Labor Day weekend. Ora Lee Jeardoe won the Women’s Championship Class for the eight straight year. She was also inducted into the Kansas Horseshoe Pitchers Hall of Fame for her outstanding pitching successes and achievements. This is an honor held in high esteem and received by very few horseshoe pitchers. Also, participating in the Men’s Championship Class at the tournament were Melvin Jeardoe and Howard Reed. Jeardoe’s grandson, Bryson Smith of Wichita, placed third in the Junior Division competition.

ORA LEE JEARDOE won the Women’s Championsip Class at the Kansas State Horseshoe Pitching Tournament recently. She was also inducted into the Kansas Horseshoe Pitchers Hall of Fame. Melvin Jeardoe (left) and Howard Reed (right) also participated in the tournament.



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insufficient physical activity and the use of tobacco products. “To create a culture of healthy living, one must change their environment,” she said. Sister Mary has lived in Belleville for the past five years and holds a doctorate degree in adult education. “I believe firmly in raising people’s consciousness,” she says.

Key areas to create a healthier community in Republic County were identified by a team during the second meeting of the Chronic Disease Risk Reduction initiative. City and county officials and community members met Wednesday, September 26 at the Belleville Public Library in a brainstorming session. The project of the Republic County Health Department is funded by the Kansas Department of Health. Sister Mary Savoie is coordinator. Sister Mary said there is a nationwide health crisis related to poor nutrition,

Walking, mentally active Belleville city manager Neal Lewis and Republic County USD 109 superintendant Brian Harris helped brainstorm ideas. “If people are out walking, then they’re also mentally staying active. “We’re considering how

can we make a combination walking/bicycling trail and encourage people to get healthier lifestyles, Lewis said a trail could start at the schools and could also include a walking trail at the NCK Fairgrounds, golf course, and other locations. “The school wants to be part of any initiative to improve healthy lifestyles in the community, and that may include use of school facilities,” Harris said. “If the school bond passes in November, the integrity of the gymnasium will be maintained.” Lewis agreed, noting that when the weather changes, it’s important to offer citizens, healthy indoor choices. “Anything we do, trails or

other, people will benefit,” said Lewis. Installing additional bicycle racks throughout Belleville and other communities, was a priority of the team members in the group, said Linda Hammerbacher, a team leader, who is a human resources manager with Scott Specialties, Belleville. “We’d also like to encourage restaurants to offer more low-calorie, low-fat alternatives in smaller portions,” she said, “and identifying those healthy choices on the menu, so you can easily spot them.” Food choices Implementing healthier food choices drew much discussion and ideas at the

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meeting. “We could encourage students to bring healthy snacks from home, such as granola bars and cheese sticks,” suggested Sharon Segerhammar, Courtland. “Let’s also offer classes for healthy ideas, since those are areas where we’re weak here,” said Karla Jeardoe, a hospital social worker and team leader. “We also need to identify easy-to-read home address labelling. Our concern is that curb labelling is hard to read, and we’d like to put feelers out in the community to solicit ideas,” she added. Blaine Miller, Republc County Hospital administrator who also serves as a Belleville city council mem-

ber, said $10,000 per year is made available to private homeowners and businesses for sidewalk repair. Stop smoking Stop smoking campaigns were also a common proposal at the Coalition meeting. “We could offer ‘Stop Smoking’ programs to junior and senior high school students, but actually we think it’s got to start even younger than that, even at the preschool level,” said Segerhammar. Involving smaller communities in Republic County is also important to the Coalition members.

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