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Volume 149, Issue 49

HOLTON, KANSAS • Monday, June 20, 2016

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Tech updates approved for new school

By David Powls its recent meeting, the Holton USD 336 Board of Education discussed and approved an expenditure of $159,589.20 in technology updates for the Holton Elementary School after visiting with technology director Tom Sextro and assistant Gordon Lamme. Most of the money was budgeted in the bond money and with the rebate from e-rate funding, the district has enough to cover all the costs, it was reported. The district will sell 120 fiveyear-old laptops at $72 per laptop to Capitol Asset Recovery for $8,640. This will help the district purchase 281 iPads for a 2 to 1 ratio, 250 keyboards and 20 charging stations for elementary staff and students, along with the licenses and software needed to manage and run all of the new equipment. In other business, the school board: *Noted the absence of board member Orin Marshall. *Approved bills totaling $1,578,823.82. *Approved payrolls in the amount of $1,579,361.65 *Approved new hires - Jeff Price, assistant director of Special Education cooperative; Christie Fearing, SPED behavior specialist/SW; Jason Curley, SPED teacher IRC, JHM/ HS; Diane Butler, SPED para,

RV; Ronald Kuglin, bus driver; Tracy Hill, bus driver; Nadine Bryant, custodian HES; Sheila Hooshman-McVicker, SPED RVHS, IRC; Abby Strathman, SPED Axtel IRC, half time; Chris Heineken, CAPS para; and Jane Bauerle, SES EC. *Approved the following resignations - Dennis Tegethoff, assistant boys golf coach; Hunter Price, assistant HS wrestling coach; Kristina Corvin, Central Ele. para; Kenneth Gibson, assistant director ACE Program; Nancy Mann, SPED teacher, visually impaired; Scott Moore, SPED teacher IRC, RVHS; and Bill Jones, bus driver. *Approved the following nonrenewals: Alecia Hug – Sped Elem para; and Keith Eubanks - custodian elementary. *Approved the following transfers: Randee Balocca – Central Elem to pre-school para; and Nikki Wiecken – Sped CAPS para to Sped Para JHHS/ MS. *Accepted the following donations - Target Support of Education donation for $11.15; Wal-Mart $1,000 donation for scholarships for the pre-school program; Class of 1966 $220 donation to HHS band; and Tom Davies memorial donation of $1,320 for boys and girls athletics. *Approved various student

months, and Teresa was pregnant with our third,” he said. “It’s been a good place to raise a family. I’m very thankful for all our patients over the years.” A native of Emporia, Dr. Schneider received a bachelor of science degree in business administration from Emporia State University. He went on to earn his doctor of chiropractic degree from Cleveland Chiropractic College of Kansas City. Dr. Schneider is also trained in acupuncture for a wide variety of conditions. After moving to Holton, Dr. Schneider opened an office on Pennsylvania Avenue. The office was previously occupied by chiropractor Dr. Harry Thompson. A year and a half later, Dr. Schneider’s office moved to

105 W. Fifth Street for several years before the practice moved to the south side of the Square at its current location at 125 W. Fourth St. He has operated the business alongside Teresa, who works with insurance companies and accounts receivable. Throughout his career, Dr. Schneider said he’s seen a positive shift in the opinion of chiropractic medicine among other medical professionals. “Other doctors have been cooperative about patients utilizing chiropractic medicine,” he said. “I heard that the first chiropractic license issued in Kansas was for a doctor in Denison, so this area has a strong history of



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Lifeguards at the Holton municipal swimming pool could be seen this past week helping kids of all ages improve on their swimming skills during this summer’s first session of swim lessons. Lifeguards shown from left in the photo above are Brady Boswell, Gracie Fischer, Cali Smith and Nicole Darveaux; swimmers, from left, are Hannah Johnson, Reagan DeVader, Kreighton Roush and Holden Schroder. In the photo at left, Boswell (center) assisted DeVader (left) and Patrick Lemon with their Level I lessons. This summer’s second session of swim lessons is scheduled for July 11-15; registration deadline for that session is July 7. Photos by Michael Powls



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Schneider to retire after 31+ years as local chiropractor By Ali Holcomb Schneider, a doctor of chiropractic medicine in Holton, is set to retire at the end of this week. Dr. Schneider’s last day with patients is Friday. “I began working in Holton August of 1984, so it’s been 31 years and 10 months,” Schneider said. Schneider has been easing into retirement as he started working only part-time hours at his office on the south side of the Holton Square a year a half ago, he said. He and his wife, Teresa, also sold their house in Holton and moved to Topeka recently to be closer to family. “When we moved to Holton, our sons were three and nine


Miller opts out as county counsel By Ali Holcomb County Attorney Shawna Miller is resigning from her position as the county counselor and will no longer be advising the Jackson County Commissioners on legal matters, it was reported. During a recent commission meeting, the commissioners received a letter of resignation from Miller as the county counselor effective July 1. In her letter, Miller said her large caseload as county attorney has prompted her resignation as county counselor. “I cannot express to you the workload that I am attempting to maintain and the concern I


have in my ability to continue to maintain it,” she wrote. Miller will continue to serve as the county attorney, which is an elected position. As the county attorney, Miller is responsible for prosecuting a variety of crimes that have occurred in the county. On the other hand, the role of the county counselor is varied and includes working closely with the county commissioners to write resolutions, review county contracts, research laws and prepare the county’s tax sale, among other legal issues. In many counties, the county attorney also serves as the county counselor, it was reported.

Miller began serving as the county counselor in January and received a $12,000 increase in pay to fill the position previously held by Holton attorney Alex Morrissey. Morrissey served as county counselor for six years, replacing her father, the late Ed Dunn. Dunn had served as the county counselor since 1998. It was reported that the commissioners are in the process of seeking to fill the county counselor position. In other business, according to the approved minutes from June 6, the commission:

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Purple Heart Profiles

Presbyterian pastor traded Bowers files motion for third trial church for combat zone According to court documents, Bowers was found guilty by a jury on the three charges on March 31 and was given a 14-day window to file a motion for a new trial. How­ever, Swain stated, she and Bowers were not able to meet that deadline because they were still waiting on a transcript of testimony given by Chapman during the trial. After Swain was granted a 60-day extension for filing the motion for a new trial, she filed the motion for a new trial, citing several “re­versible errors” committed by the court in allowing Chapman’s testi­mony to stand. The motion was predicated upon the court allowing Chapman to testify as a layperson on matters “far outside her qualifi­cations, knowledge and education.” “Opinions are only allowed to be offered by experts. This woman is not testifying as an expert here. And I would object to questions calling for her opinion TUESDAY’S WEATHER FORECAST based on that,” Swain said durTUESDAY’S WEATHER FORECAST: Scattered T-Storms High 95 ing PARTLY CLOUDY W/PMEarly, STORMS, HIGH OF 91the trial.

By Brian Sanders being convicted in March on child sex charges in Jackson County District Court, a Soldier resident is asking for a third trial on the charges, with his attorney stat­ing that due to a witness for the prosecution allegedly misrepre­senting herself, he did not receive a fair trial. Anthony Bowers was found guilty by a jury in March on charges of rape, aggravated inde­cent liberties with a child and ag­gravated criminal sodomy that re­portedly stemmed from incidents that allegedly occurred in late 2012. Bowers’ March trial was the sec­ond time he faced a jury on the charges, the original trial conclud­ing in 2014 with a hung jury. Bowers’ attorney, Sarah G. Swain of Lawrence, has filed a motion seeking a new trial, stating that the court erred in


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allowing a prosecution witness, forensic inter­viewer Jill Shehi Chapman, “to testify as a layperson on subjects far outside her qualifications, knowledge and education.” Swain also alleged that Jackson County Attorney Shawna Miller “committed prosecutorial miscon­duct by misleading the court and defense counsel about the nature” of Chapman’s testimony. As a re­sult, Swain said, Bowers was de­nied his right to a fair trial. A hearing on the motion for a new trial for Bowers has been set for Tuesday, Aug. 9 in Jackson County District Court, after Miller filed for an ex­tension of the date, citing a need for more time to properly respond to Swain’s motion. If Swain’s motion is denied, however, the court will proceed to sentencing on Bowers’ March convictions.

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Editor’s note: This is the 18th in a series of stories about past and present Jack­ son County residents who earned the Purple Heart Med­ al, which is awarded to mili­ tary personnel wounded or killed in the line of duty. The names of those profiled in these stories will be placed on a special monument for Purple Heart Medal recipi­ ents to be built soon in Hol­ ton’s Linscott Park. ——— In a time of war, church pastors are most often seen reaching out to the families of young men and women killed in the line of military duty. But in the case of a leader of Holton’s now-defunct Presbyterian Church, it was the pastor who was killed in the line of duty during World War II. Eunace A. Wallace, who was pastor of the Holton Presbyterian Church for two years before leav­ing to accept a chaplaincy in the U.S. Army,

U.S. Army Chaplain Eunace A. Wallace

was killed in action on Feb. 18, 1944, in Italy, according to reports that appeared in The Holton Recorder that year. Wallace was 45 years old at

the time of his death and was posthumously awarded a Purple Heart. Wallace, born on an Arkansas farm in 1902, graduated from Princeton Theological Seminary in 1926 and was ordained later that year by the Council Grove Presbytery. He married Laura Van Slyke as he was finishing his seminary work, and the two of them would make homes in Council Grove, Ottawa and Freeport, where Wallace pastored Presbyterian churches. In 1939, Wallace and his growing family were called to Holton, where he served as the Presbyterian church’s minister. Two years later, in July of 1941, it was reported, he “felt the call to serve the many men who were entering the armed services of our country,” and he was commissioned a first lieutenant to serve as a chaplain in the Army. Continued to Page 11

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Stella M. Mahkuk, speeding, $153. Aaron J. Minde, no seat belt, $10. David S. Underwood, driving while license canceled, suspended or revoked, $325.50. Colby J.J. Williams, restriction violation, $273.


Filed Phillip Martin, individually and as surviving spouse and heir at law of Phyllis S. Martin vs. Roger Gooderl and Gooderl Rentals L.L.C., seeking judgment in excess of $75,000 plus court costs. Discover Bank vs. Dawn M. Pence, seeking judgment of $2,074.91 plus interest and court costs.

Limited Civil

Dispositions Community HealthCare System Inc. vs. Daniel Boltz and Melody Boltz, sought judgment of $625 plus interest and court costs; dismissed.

Small Claims

Filed Holton Lumber Company Inc. vs. Ken Bailey, doing business as KC Concrete, seeking judgment of $526.74 plus interest and court costs.


Dispositions State of Kansas vs. Levi I. Dudoit, Holton, battery; sentenced to six months in jail, suspended; placed on 12 months probation and fined $100 plus court costs.

Hoyt council discusses park, utility concerns By Shawna Blackwood Hoyt City Clerk The Hoyt City Council met in regular session on Tuesday, May 3, 2016. Present were Mayor Debbie Dreasher and council members Lana Dillner, Farrell Holthaus and Ed Ryan. Council members Leonard Allen and Nathan McAlister were absent. Also present were Samantha Hancock, Trevor Bausch, Sharon Gabriel, Pamela Brown, Gregory Lewis, Susan Lewis, Larry Valdez, Melissa Hosier, Edward Kester, Tracy Evans and Cara Evans. Mayor Dreasher called the meeting to order at 7:01 p.m. The council reviewed minutes from the April 5 meeting. Ryan made and Dillner seconded a motion to approve the April 5 minutes as presented. The motion carried. Susan and Greg Lewis met with the council and discussed the recent water leak at their property. They asked if the council would waive the above average sewer charges from their recent utility bill. Holthaus made a motion to average the sewer rates for 606 Highland Ave. and waive the amount above the average sewer charge on this bill. The charges for water will remain. Dillner seconded the motion, which carried. Pam Brown with Delaware Valley Center for Independent Living met with the council and discussed the many services offered by the company. Some of the services discussed were assistance with Medicaid, disability, work training, youth transition skills and peer counseling. The main office is located in Horton and can be contacted at 785-4871370. Council member Allen arrived at the meeting at 7:15 p.m. Sharon Gabriel met with the council about the recent fees implemented for renting the shelter house and gazebo. After much discussion, the council agreed to leave the rates the same. If there are issues or requests for reduced fees, those can be addressed on a case-by-case basis with the council. Gabriel also stated that there are still funds available from the county for specific projects. The option is still there for the city to request a specific amount from the county for a specific project. Kenny Bryan discussed a need for a better spray system for spraying weeds around the city. Bryan received a price from Heritage Tractor of $1,250 for a system with a 55-gallon tank and 14-foot boom that will attach to the tractor. Dillner made a motion to allow Bryan to purchase this spray system from Heritage Tractor for $1,250. Allen seconded, and the motion carried. Bryan also discussed an upcoming necessary leave of absence. He will need to be off at least four to six weeks. The council discussed possible replacements while Bryan is off work. Larry Valdez asked why so

much water was released recently from the water tower. The reason for this was because of a scheduled washout for the tower. Ed Kester presented a bulk water invoice. Dillner inquired about publication of fire department calls in the Jackson County Commissioner minutes. Tracy and Cara Evans met with the council and discussed the recent fire to their home. There was also discussion relating to their utility bill. Holthaus made a motion to grant additional time (to the end of the month) to the residents at 104 Highland Ave. to pay their utility bill. Dillner seconded the motion, which passed. The Evans also discussed the possibility of living in their garage while trying to make repairs to their home. It was recommended that they discuss this with Trevor Bausch and the zoning board first, and then the council can make a decision after hearing the zoning board’s recommendations. The mayor asked that they keep in touch on the progress of cleanup and repair to the residence. Trevor Bausch met with the council to discuss the status of progress on updating the zoning maps. There was discussion relating to a possible new business on the property across the highway from Wege’s. Crystal Kiely discussed the need for “dogs need to be leashed” signs at the park. Holthaus made a motion to purchase and install “dogs need to be leashed” signs that cite the appropriate ordinance at the park. Dillner seconded, and the motion passed. Kenny Bailey discussed interest in purchasing the lots at Fifth Street and Kansas Highway 214. Holthaus made and Allen seconded a motion to sell the two lots at Fifth Street and Kansas Highway 214 to Bailey for $50. The motion passed. Dillner discussed the city’s cleanup day and brush cleanup. She also discussed needing to amend the recently passed ordinance relating to dog tag fees. The council revisited the discussion regarding a replacement for Bryan while he is off work. Allen made a motion to allow the mayor authority to set a rate and pick a replacement for Bryan while he is off work. Holthaus seconded, and the motion carried with a 3-0 vote with one abstaining. Mayor Dreasher discussed a request by the Harvesters Distribution Group to make coffee while they wait for the truck. There were no issues with the request. Mayor Dreasher discussed communication between the Pride of Hoyt Days Committee and the council. Dreasher inquired if there would be any interest in the city having a more active role in the planning of the event. This will be discussed further at future meetings.

State of Kansas vs. Kalena E. Tannahill, Holton, giving a worthless check; sentenced to 12 months in jail, suspended; placed on six months probation and assessed court costs. State of Kansas vs. Kalena E. Tannahill, Holton giving a worthless check; sentenced to 12 months in jail, suspended; placed on six months probation and assessed court costs. Filed State of Kansas vs. Julius C. Garvansites, Topeka, attempted murder in the second degree, aggravated battery, criminal threat, theft, domestic battery, criminal damage to property. State of Kansas vs. Julius C. Garvansites, Topeka, violation of a protective order, intimidation of a witness or victim. State of Kansas vs. Julius C. Garvansites, Topeka, two counts of violation of a protective order. State of Kansas vs. Jacob C. Ewing, Holton, rape, aggravated criminal sodomy, battery. State of Kansas vs. Robert N. Kirk Jr., Topeka, possession of methamphetamine, traffic in contraband in a correctional institution or care and treatment facility, possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia. State of Kansas vs. Curtis A.

Clark, Powhattan, violation of the Kansas Offender Registration Act. State of Kansas vs. Nicole M. Twemlow, Topeka, two counts of theft, two counts of criminal use of a financial card. State of Kansas vs. Richard P. Parrack, Holton, assault. State of Kansas vs. Racheal K. Dudoit, Holton, possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia.


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Shaun A. Deegan, 47, Holton Suzanne M. Nydegger, 43, Holton Edward A. Wright, 76, Holton Daisy M. James, 89, Holton Robert J. Huyett, 34, Holton Carilyn E. Slocum, 24, Holton Benjamin S. Railey, 32, Allen Shania S. McCullough, 20, Delia

of possession of a stimulant, possession of illegal drug paraphernalia, obstruction and transporting an open container.  On June 14, Brandi Place, 37, Holton, was arrested on a criminal warrant on a charge of failure to appear.  On June 14, Kari Hopkins, 37, Denison, was booked into the jail on an arrest and detain order.  On June 14, Shawna Greemore, 29, Mayetta, was arrested on a criminal warrant on a charge of aggravated escape from custody.  On June 15, Michael Immenschuh, 33, Wichita, was arrested on a criminal warrant on a charge of failure to appear.  On June 15, Jacob Brown, 26, Horton, was arrested on charges of driving while suspended and operating a vehicle without liability insurance. 

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Begin June 25, 2016

In Wednesday’s Holton Re­ corder story on the June 13 Jackson Heights school board meeting, the correct base salary of $33,875 for teachers in the 2016-17 school year was incorrectly reported. The online version of the story has been corrected to reflect this fact. The Recorder apologizes for any confusion this may have caused.

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Arrests made in county The Jackson County Sheriff’s Office has reported the following arrests:  On June 10, Michael Whyne, 39, Mayetta, was arrested on a traffic warrant on a probation violation charge.  On June 10, Randall Rath, 52, Meriden, was arrested on a charge of driving while suspended.  On June 10, Jacob Ewing, 21, Holton, was arrested on a criminal warrant on charges of rape, aggravated criminal sodomy and battery.  On June 11, Kimberly Hollis, 45, Topeka, was arrested on a Shawnee County traffic warrant and on charges of driving while suspended and driving while declared a habitual violator.  On June 11, Racheal Dudoit, 26, Horton, was arrested on charges of possession of marijuana and possession of illegal drug paraphernalia.  On June 12, Jeremy Fox, 33, Holton, was arrested on a charge of aggravated battery.  On June 13, Sonja Schroeder, 25, Hiawatha, was arrested on a criminal warrant on charges

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Bowers seeks new trial...

Continued from Page 1 But Swain’s objection was overruled and Chapman’s testi­ mony was allowed to stand. Swain later contended that the state offered Chapman as a “fact witness” and that Chapman “was not confused in the least about what State’s counsel was really asking her to do,” also citing a case where similar action occurred and an objection was granted. Swain said the court also “committed reversible error” by allowing Chapman “to testify as to the supposed common charac­teristics of child sex offenders” as a lay witness. Swain also said Miller committed “prosecutorial miscon­ duct by misleading the court and defense counsel about the nature of Ms. Chapman’s testimony, deliber­ately eliciting inadmissible evi­dence, and encouraging im-

proper inference stacking.” Swain also targeted the court for permitting “testimonial hear­say” of Bowers’ alleged victim to come in through Chapman and Jackson County Deputy Travis Spiker when the alleged victim “later proved unavailable for cross-examination.” She argued that Bowers was entitled to face the al­leged victim in the trial, rather than hear secondhand testimony, due to state and national constitutional law Miller filed a motion to deny Bowers’ motion late last week.

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From left, Aaron Eisenbarth, Adam Clark, R.J. Bone, Brian Nelson and Kipp Lamberson, all of Lamberson Construction of Holton, were recently seen preparing a red concrete entrance to the dog park that is under construction at Countryside Park. Not pictured, but also at work that day, was Ace Eisenbarth. Photo by Brian Sanders

5 Years Ago

Week of June 19-25, 2011

Construction on the new Banner Creek Science Center southwest of Holton was recently completed, it was noted. Fund-raising efforts for the science center, to house the 20-inch telescope currently located at Elk Creek Observatory behind Holton High School, will also be stepped up in the near future, according to Tom Davies and Mike Ford. Holton High School graduate Fielding Brenner, son of Dan and Marcia Brenner of Holton, is looking for a spot in the NFL. Brenner credited the Holton High and Ottawa College coaching staffs for his progression as a player, and Holton native Russ Riederer, former strength coach for the Chicago Bears, whom he contacted about making the pros. Residents and staff at Medicalodges Jackson County recently compiled relief care packages for victims of the tornado that recently swept through the town of Joplin, Mo. Denison State Bank of Holton has, for the 90th consecutive quarter, received Bauer Financial Reports’ Five Star Superior rating, which recognizes the institution’s overall safety, strength and performance.

10 Years Ago

Week of June 19-25, 2006

District Court Judge Tracy Klinginsmith of Holton will retire from the bench, effective

July 1, it has been announced. His distinguished career as judge spanned 29 years. Michael Bridges and Tina Martin are the owners of a new Holton business that sells and installs Clear Choice windows. Currently, they operate out of their home, which they share with their son, Joshua. First Dollar of Profit and Chamber Member Plaques were recently presented to Don Fate (Shelter Insurance agent) and Tammy Holliday (Shelter Insurance secretary), Luke Deeter and Jessica Watts of Buzzard’s Pizza and Scott and Becky Brown of Holton Carpet Outlet. The Farmers State Bank in Holton has announced its Masters Club, which features benefits upon meeting specified qualifications.

25 Years Ago

Week of June 19-25, 1991

Doris Drechsler has been named the Outstanding Businessperson of the year by the Holton Area Chamber of Commerce, it has been announced. Drechsler has been actively involved in with the Jackson County Historical Society. At special ceremonies on Saturday, June 1, in Wichita, David L. Adkins, president and manager of Adkins Insurance Agency in Holton, received the Certified Insurance Counselors (CIC) designation, it was reported. Plans for Holton’s sewer renovation project have been accepted, and bidding for the proj-

ect will begin on July 23. The project consists of a three-cell aerated lagoon system to be located west of the existing plant, south of Elk Creek and east of the railroad. About 400 motorcyclists from across northeast Kansas rode through Holton on Fourth Street Sunday, June 23, as part of a 70mile Muscular Dystrophy Association fund-raiser. Mayetta’s Cecil Terrel was top fund-raiser for the 11th annual Motorcyclist’s Ride for the MDA event, with more than $5,000 in pledges.

50 Years Ago

Week of June 19-25, 1966

Robert Baum of Holton has been named by the directors of the Holton Chamber of Commerce to fill out the unexpired term as director of L.C. Bowser, who has moved from the city. Baum is manager of the Sears Catalog Company here. Naylor’s Pharmacy in Holton will soon close for business, it has been announced. The store has supplied the people of Holton and Jackson County with prescription drugs, books and sundries for more than 50 years. Eubanks Auto and Implement Company of Holton has moved its location to 216 E. Fifth St., it has been announced. Chryslers and Plymouths are now sold and serviced at the new location. The centennial anniversary of the Circleville High School was held in the high school auditorium on Saturday, May 28, it was reported.


Monday in January of 2018, when the city officials elected in the November 2017 general election take office. Those governing body positions with terms expiring in April 2019, shall expire on the second Monday in January of 2020, when the city officials elected in the November 2019 election take office. Section 4. General elections shall take place on the Tuesday succeeding the first Monday in November 2017. Succeeding elections will be held every two years for all such governing body positions whose terms have expired. A mayor and two council members shall be elected at one election, and the remaining three council members shall be elected at the succeeding election. The mayor and all council members shall have four year terms.


Section 5. All elections for the City of Hoyt Kansas shall be nonpartisan.

Section 1. The City of Hoyt, Kansas, by the power vested in it by Article 12, Section 5 of the Kansas Constitution hereby elects to and does exempt itself and make inapplicable to it the provisions of K.S.A. 15-201, which applies to this city, but is part of an enactment which does not apply uniformly to all cities.

Section 6. In case of a vacancy in the council occurring by reason of resignation, death, or removal from office or from the city, the mayor, by and with the advice and consent of the remaining council members, shall appoint an elector to fill the vacancy until the next election for that office. In case any person elected as a council member neglects or refuses to qualify within 30 days after election, the council member shall be deemed to have refused to accept the office and a vacancy shall exist. The mayor may, with the consent of the remaining council members, appoint a suitable elector to fill the vacancy.

Section 2. The governing body shall consist of a mayor and five council members to be elected to terms as set forth herein. The mayor and council members shall be residents and qualified electors of the City of Hoyt, Kansas. Section 3. Those governing body positions with terms expiring in April 2017, shall expire on the second

Section 7. In case of a vacancy in the office of mayor, the president of the council

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The family of Lorene Kehler will honor her with a 90th Birthday Reception Saturday, June 25, 2016 2 p.m.-4 p.m. at Penny’s on the Square 409 New York Ave., Holton

You are hereby notified that on the 11th day of April, 2016, the Jackson County Board of County Commissioners deemed it necessary that the below described road should be vacated.

A hearing will be held concerning this road alteration on the 11th day of July, 2016 at 10:00 a.m. in the Commissioner’s Chambers at the Jackson County Courthouse, for the purpose of hearing objections or comments. If no objections are received the following road will be vacated.

A portion of F Road at the intersection of 182nd Rd proceeding north approximately 2,640 feet between Section 2 and 3, Township 8 South, Range 13 East of the P.M., in Jackson County, Kansas. This action is taken pursuant to the provisions of and under the authority granted by K.S.A. 68-102 and 68102a.

Any person affected by such vacation may make written application to the Board of County Commissioners of Jackson County, Kansas, for damage to property caused by such vacation pursuant to K.S.A. 68-107.

Dated this 16th day of June, 2016.

Your presence would be a cherished gift.

/s/ Kathy Mick Kathy Mick, Jackson County Clerk L49t1

Hoyt’s Annual Independence Day Celebration Sunday, July 3 • Hoyt City Park

shall become mayor until the next regular election for that office and a vacancy shall occur in the office of the council member becoming mayor. Section 8. In accordance with K.S.A. 25-205, and amendments thereto, any person may become a candidate for city office elected at large by having had filed on their behalf, a nomination petition or a declaration of candidacy, accompanied by any fee required by law. The nomination petition must be signed by five of the qualified electors of the City of Hoyt. Section 9. This Charter Ordinance shall be published once each week for two consecutive weeks in the official city newspaper. Section 10. This Charter Ordinance shall take effect 61 days after the final publication unless a sufficient petition for a referendum is filed, requiring a referendum to be held on the ordinance as provided by Article 12, Section 5, Subsection (c) (3) of the Constitution of the State of Kansas, in which case this Charter Ordinance shall become effective upon approval by the majority of the electors voting thereon. Passed by the Governing Body, not less than two-thirds of the members elect voting in favor thereof, this 7th day of June, 2016. /s/ Debra L. Dreasher MAYOR [SEAL] Attest: /s/ Shawna Blackwood CITY CLERK ML47t2

Hoyt Fire Department Cookout

Serving Hamburgers and Hot Dogs • 5 p.m. - 7 p.m. Hoyt City Park Basketball Court • Donation requested at site

Hoyt UMC Ice Cream Social

Homemade Ice Cream & Desserts • 6 p.m. Hoyt City Park Shelter House • Serving until supplies are gone or we stop to enjoy the fireworks display • Donation requested at site

Fireworks, by Hoyt Fire District #3

Begins at Dark • Donation requested at the Park Gates. Events are fundraisers for the sponsoring organizations. Your donations support their ongoing activities within the Hoyt community. Bring your lawn chair, blanket, etc. and enjoy the evening!

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Homeless in Holton D

riving to work this morning shortly after 6 a.m., I spotted a young man sprawled out apparently asleep on the park bench in front of the Beck-Bookman Library in Holton along Fourth Street – the town’s main thoroughfare – about a block and half from the Town Square. The summer sun was coming up and many motorists like me were already on the road. The young man looked like he was using a black Hefty trash bag filled with something soft – probably extra clothes ­– as his pillow. He had what looked like a white bandage on one of his wrists. My first thought upon seeing this unusual sight in Holton was that this person must need some immediate help. So I slowed down my pickup a little more and by the time I had reached the Holton Police Station I decided to pull in to a parking stall there and report what I had seen to the police dispatcher on duty. I informed the dispatcher that there was someone apparently sleeping on the park bench in front of the library and I suggested that a police officer may want to perform a welfare check on the person to make sure they weren’t very sick or even deceased. The dispatcher took my statement and soon a policeman entered the dispatch room also. I asked if Holton has homeless people sleeping outside these days and the police employees confirmed that, yes, Holton does have homeless people sleeping outside these days. The policeman said there were three other homeless people in the town over the weekend. Most of them, it was reported, are just passing through town and do not stay very long. Others, it was reported, have been found sleeping in the portable buildings for sale in the lot just north of Trails Café. At 7:45 a.m., I drove past the library again and I was surprised to find the man still sleeping on the park bench in front of the library. When we think of homeless people, we often picture them in bigger towns like Topeka and Lawrence, for example. Motorists like me who drove down Fourth Street in Holton this morning were shown what homelessness apparently looks like in a small town and it was a sad sight. In upcoming editions, we will provide additional reports on the issue of homelessness in small towns like ours. The first question to get answered, I think, is what should we do to help? There is so much violence in our society these days. I wondered to myself this morning whether I would be putting myself in danger if I met with the man on the park bench and offered to help him. Ultimately, I decided not to “get involved’’ this time but that seems to go against everything we’ve ever been David Powls taught as Christians.

Bike Safety Rodeo for Kids A bike safety rodeo for kids was provided by State Farm Insurance of Holton during the recent Glory Days activities. State Farm was assisted by Holton Rotary Club members and some Holton High student volunteers. The top photo shows, left to right, Jack and Cash Brown with their new bike helmets provided by State Farm at the bike safety rodeo. The middle photo shows HHS student Cali Smith (at right) helping a local youth navigate the obstacle course. The photo at left shows Rotarian Cale Worthington also helping at the bike safety rodeo.


Some more observations about contemporary cattle By Jim Hoy

Here are a few more observa­

tions about contemporary cattle and cattle handling compared to half a century ago. As I’ve mentioned before, two big changes were the switch to yearlings from older steers and the invasion of the exot­ ics. L o n g horns, as well as Angus and Herefords, had been in the New World long enough to become adapted to range conditions in cat­tle country. But the exotics haven’t fully adapted to the way we do things here. European farmers bring their cows into a barn every night, and they handle them on foot, knowing each cow by name. Out on the range cattle run free, are worked from horseback (or, unfortunately, on four-wheelers) and never see the inside of a barn. Nor do they receive the tender loving individual care they got back in the Old Country. Some years ago, on a trip to Scotland, we took a ferry to the Isle of Hoy in the Orkney Islands, and stayed on a cattle farm bed-andbreakfast. The owner gave me a tour, walking out into the pasture and putting an arm around several of his cows, calling each by name. Even in summer he brought them into a shed each night. Another reason today’s cattle are harder to handle is age. Working with yearlings that haven’t fully matured and that haven’t learned to herd up like two- and three-year-olds is like working with undisci­plined teenagers as compared to re­ sponsible adults. Compound that with exotics, and it’s even harder. Here’s an example: A few years ago, my son re­ ceived several hundred Limousine yearling heifers for the summer. I don’t think they’d ever seen a horse. Every time you rode into the pasture, they’d start running. In or­der to try to make things easier at shipping time, Josh decided to “break”

them. A bunch of us went into the pasture and pushed the more docile heifers after the wilder ones run­ning in front. After three times around the thousand acre pasture, we tried putting them in a corner, but they broke. After pushing them hard a cou­ ple of more times, they stayed in the corner, albeit somewhat uneas­ily, so we backed off and left them. They never did completely gentle down, but at least we were able to get them all in the pens when the trucks came to get them. Contrast that with a story the late Andy Olson of Council Grove told me one time. Sometime in the 1930s, Andy and a friend were hanging around either the White City or the Dwight stockyards late one afternoon when a train dropped off two carloads of steers, about 90 head. The man receiving the cattle asked the boys if they could drive them about a dozen miles to his pasture. Sure, they said, and headed out. But the cattle were tired and weak after the long train ride from a droughty part of Texas, and every once in a while, some of them would just play out and couldn’t be driven. When they got to the pas­ture, Andy said, they had left all but about 20 head behind. By this time, the sun was setting and the teenaged boys got off their horses to contemplate the situation. “My friend had a bottle of hot wa­ter,” Andy said, meaning a bottle of bootleg whiskey, “so we sat on the side of the road to have a sip, and the next thing I knew the sun was coming up, the bottle was empty, and my head wasn’t feeling so good. I said to my buddy, ‘We better go get those steers that dropped out.’” “Yeah,” he said, “but let’s go in the pasture first and get a count. Some of them might have come in overnight.” Andy said that every steer was in the pasture. Those older cattle knew how to herd up, and as they rested and gained strength, they had trailed their mates to get back to­gether with them. Note: Jim Hoy, retired professor of history, is co-author of the Plains Folk column.

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Although summer doesn’t officially start until June 20, temperatures are already hitting the 90s and higher across Kansas.. And with those soaring temperatures comes the potential for a variety of heat-related injuries. Heat is one of the leading causes of weather-related deaths in the United States, according to the National Weather Service. Heat injuries include heat cramps, heat syncope (fainting), heat exhaustion and heat stroke. Heat stroke is a failure of the body’s temperature control system resulting from prolonged exposure to high temperatures, often in combination with dehydration. The medical definition of heat stroke is a core body temperature greater than 105 degrees Fahrenheit, with complications involving the central nervous system that occur after exposure to high temperatures. Common symptoms of heat stroke include a throbbing headache; dizziness and lightheadedness; lack of sweating; red, hot, and dry skin; muscle weakness or cramps; nausea and vomiting; rapid heartbeat, either strong or weak; rapid, shallow breathing; behavior changes such as confusion, disorientation, or staggering; seizures and unconsciousness. Untreated, heat stroke can be fatal. Heat injuries may affect anyone, although children, older adults and pets are particularly susceptible. Annually, dozens of children and untold numbers of pets die when left unattended in parked vehicles. Studies have shown that the temperature inside a parked car may rise rapidly to dangerous levels for children, pets and even adults. Leaving the windows slightly open does not significantly decrease the heating rate. The effects can be more severe for children because their bodies have not developed the ability to efficiently regulate their internal temperature. And it does not take long for a car’s internal temperature to reach danger levels. Studies have shown a car’s interior may go from 80 degrees to 99 degrees Fahrenheit in as little as 10 minutes. In 20 minutes, it can reach nearly 110 degrees. After an hour, it‚ is at 123 degrees! Be prepared As with any weather season, preparedness is essential to the safety of you and your family. To avoid heat-related injuries this summer, the Kansas Division of Emergency Management advises following these safety tips: *Be weather-aware. Local offices of the National Weather Service collaborate with local partners to determine when a heat-related alert should be issued for an area. These criteria vary across the country. Excessive Heat Outlooks are issued when the potential exists for an excessive heat event in the next 3-7 days. An outlook provides information to those who need considerable leadtime to prepare for the event. *Excessive Heat Watches‚ Be Prepared! Heat watches are issued when conditions are favorable for an excessive heat event in the next 24 to 72 hours. A watch is used when the risk of a heat wave has increased, but its occurrence and timing is still uncertain. *Heat Advisory‚ Take Action! A Heat Advisory is issued within 12 hours of the onset of extremely dangerous heat conditions. The general rule of thumb for this advisory is when the maximum heat index temperature is expected to be 100 degrees or higher for at least two days, and night time air temperatures will not drop below 75 degrees. Excessive Heat Warning‚ Take Action! An Excessive Heat Warning is issued within 12 hours of the onset of extremely dangerous heat conditions. The general rule of thumb for this warning is when the maximum heat index temperature is expected to be 105 degrees or higher for at least two days and night time air temperatures will not drop below 75 degrees. Stay out of the heat as much as possible. Limit outdoor activities until the cooler part of the day. Dress for summer. Wear lightweight, light-colored clothing to reflect heat and sunlight. If you must work outside for an extended period, use sunscreen. Sunburn reduces your body’s ability to dissipate heat.

Crops and Soils

Cool, humid weather boosts tick population By David G. Hallauer Meadowlark Extension District Agent Crops & Soils/Horticulture Ticks are very active throughout the state, and have been for the past month. Cool and humid weather ear­ lier this sum­ mer provided a great op­ portunity for numbers to increase, causing them to be encountered even in corn fields! Ticks are typically more prev­ alent in more undisturbed ar­ eas of grasses, weeds and other overgrown vegetation. Even so, they are very good at finding hosts and getting the blood meal they require for development and reproduction. Because of the potential dis­ eases they can transmit, prevent­ ing tick bites should be a prior­ ity, particularly if you are going to frequent areas ticks may fre­ quent as well. Typically, it consists of an integrated approach that may include modification of their habitat (to lessen the likelihood ticks will be present), personal protection via the use of insect repellants and removal of ticks as soon as possible after they have been found (ticks removed within several hours after at­ tachment are very unlikely to transmit pathogens). For further information about tick biology as well as suggest­ ed management and protection recommendations, check out our Ticks in Kansas publica­ tion available from your District Office or online at­ sas.pdf Hay Harvest – And Recovery ‘Tis the season for haying! Fortunately, weather hasn’t de­ layed progress very much – and the heat has actually sped the drying process up a little! Un­ fortunately, there isn’t much of a

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Public Notice (First published in The Holton Recorder, Holton, Kan., on Monday, June 6, 2016.) IN THE DISTRICT COURT OF JACKSON COUNTY, KANSAS Petition Pursuant to K.S.A. Chapter 59 In the Matter of the Estate of Frank L. McCollum, deceased Case No. 2016 PR 17 NOTICE TO CREDITORS THE STATE OF KANSAS TO ALL PERSONS CONCERNED: You are hereby notified that on the 1st day of June, 2016 a Petition for Probate of Will and Issuance of Letters Testamentary Under the Kansas Simplified Estates Act was filed in this Court by Shawn McCollum, an heir of Frank L. McCollum, deceased. All creditors of the decedent are notified to exhibit their demands against the Estate within the latter of four months from the date of the first publication of notice under K.S.A. 59-2236 and amendments thereto, or if the identity of the creditor is known or reasonably ascertainable, 30 days after actual notice was given as provided by law, and if their demands are not thus exhibited, they shall be forever barred. Shawn McCollum, Petitioner Submitted and Approved by: Dennis A. White, #12108 White Law Office 120 West 5th Street, P.O. Box 445 Holton, Kansas 66436 785-364-3971 Attorney for Petitioner ML45t3

positive outlook for moisture in the near future, either! Early reports would indicate a mixed bag in terms of cool sea­ son grass hay yields, with some indicating a decent crop and oth­ ers reporting below normal. The follow up question to that becomes, “Why?” That’s a ques­ tion you can ponder as you pro­ ceed through harvest and contin­ ue to evaluate as you head in to planning for the 2017 crop! In some cases, weather is cer­ tainly a component. A dry spell didn’t encourage much move­ ment of fertilizer into the soil profile and hampered early sea­ son growth as well. It could also mean it’s time to evaluate your fertility program. Brome and fescue require 12 pounds of Phosphorous per ton of yield. If soil test levels are high, lower applied Phospho­ rous rates may get you by – at least for a time! If they are already low, and an adequate supply isn’t provided, the response to other nutrients – nitrogen in particular – will like­ ly be reduced. In other words, lots of N doesn’t typically com­ pensate for low P levels. Have you evaluated mowing height or harvest timing? Har­ vesting too low can inhibit regrowth, particularly on stressed stands. Understanding how grass responds to later harvest times can also help you evaluate why a stand may not be coming back as fast as you’d like. Be on the alert for things like armyworm damage as well! If a stand isn’t re-growing like you think it should, it never hurts to take a closer look to see if army­ worms might be the culprit. Just like fall harvest is a great time to evaluate crop fields, hay harvest is the time when we can do the same for our for­ age stands. Taking a moment to evaluate now can help you fine tune your management program to optimize yields.

Trinity Lutheran By John and Marcia Coufal

On June 12 at Trinity Lutheran

Church, the adult Sunday school was led by Pastor Brian Stark and the discussion was centered around confession and absolu­ tion. This very important event takes place every Sunday during the Divine Service. How often do we feel the need for a private confession with our pastor or someone we trust? How important is this in our lives? Unless we feel this need, we cannot be encouraged to re­ pent of our sins. True repentance is needed in order to receive ab­ solution or forgiveness. This Bible study prepared the congregation for the sermon shared by Pastor Stark regarding mercy! Most people are ready to help others in a crisis. But what about helping those we don’t think deserve the help or “mer­ cy?” It is very difficult to fully understand God’s mercy to all sinners who confess and repent. The story of David and Bath­ sheba was described with the in­

tervention of Nathan the prophet. Even with the sin of adultery and having her husband killed, God forgave David. God can make us like new when we confess and repent. Jesus forgave the sinful woman who came to the Phari­ sees’ home during a banquet and washed His feet with her tears! Truly repentant! The ladies quilting group members are Sylvia Meyers, Lillian Powers, Rose Smith, Jan Hosfeld, Maddie Sterret and Marcia Coufal. They are in need of help to bind the quilts they tie. Anyone who has this skill is in­ vited to help them out. On Tuesdays at 4:30 p.m., the adult instruction class is held at the church and is led by Pas­ tor Stark. Anyone interested in learning more about Lutheran­ ism is invited to attend. The adult choir is in need of more members. Please consid­ er joining the choir in singing praises to our precious Lord and Savior!

New Life Nazarene By Janice Kneisley is an intentional process that involves five stepsstarting, stopping, separating, seeking and surrendering, Kevin Kneisley, pastor of New Life Church of the Nazarene, preached this past weekend on Matthew 18:21-35. Those five steps, he said, come from every page of the Bible as the formula of God’s grace He extends to us on a daily basis. “Questions about forgiveness have been around since human­ kind realized that it was harmful to bottle up the poisons of bitter­ ness and resentment,” Kneisley said. “I have no idea what was happening in Peter’s life at the time when he asked Jesus how many times he should forgive. According to Jewish law at that time, after the fourth sin, forgive­ ness was not required. So imag­ ine Peter’s surprise when Jesus


said, ‘you must forgive 70 times seven.’” Kneisley said the message is clear, we are to forgive much because we have been forgiven much by the Creator. He went on to say forgiveness is a gift that we give ourselves to free us from bit­ terness and resentment. It is also a choice that we make to free us from ungrace, bitterness and re­ taliation. He added is it a process, a five-step process. In announcements, Pastor Kneisley said Manna House, a free supper for those in need of a hot meal, will be Wednesday, June 29 at the Hutchins Building on the downtown Holton Square. Serving times are 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Tickets can be obtained from area churches, businesses and the Jackson County Food Pantry, or at the door. Wednesday night Bible study is at 6:30 p.m. in the Sun­ day school room of the church.


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Bethany Baptist Church First Christian Church St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church Pastor: Fr. Marianand Mendem 821 New York • 364-4533 5th and Wisconsin • 364-2545 3rd & James, Mayetta, 966-2690/364-3262 Pastor Ron Sellens Dr. Jim McCollough, Pastor Sunday Mass: 8 a.m. Youth Minister David Noland Sunday: 9:45 a.m. Sunday School Confessions 30 minutes before mass. Sunday: 9:30 a.m. Sunday school 10:45 a.m. Worship 10:15 a.m. Worship service First United Methodist Church St. Thomas Episcopal Church 1 p.m. Sunday afternoon service Pastor Nancy Crowl • 1401 W. 4th • 364-3275 Wednesday: 7:15 p.m. Prayer meeting 512 Wisconsin, Holton • Rev. Ray Hartjen Sunday Schedule: 9:00 a.m. Sunday School Bucks Grove UM Church Services on 2nd & 4th Sunday 10:15 a.m. Worship Pastor: Charlotte Milroy • 234-4243 Sunday Services: 9 a.m. [email protected] Sunday: 9 a.m. Church service Holton Kingdom Hall Post Service Fellowship Breakfast Christ’s Church of Jehovah’s Witnesses 785-224-8798 Southern Heights Clubhouse 12350 214th Rd., Holton • 364-4279 [email protected] Pastor Jon Hanna Sunday Public Talk: 10 a.m. • Soldier Christian Church Information 364-3468 Hoyt United Methodist Church 834-5750 Sunday: 8:30 a.m. Fellowship Rev. Bev McCurdy • (c) 785-220-0711 Ron Ahlgren, Minister 9 a.m. Worship Sunday School: 9 a.m. • 10 a.m. Worship Luke Schreiber: Youth Minister New Life Church of the Nazarene Sunday: Sunday School: 9:30 a.m. 209 New York Ave. 364-3642 Immanuel Lutheran Church, Netawaka Church Services: 10:30 a.m. Rev. Kevin Kneisley Pastor Jeffrey Geske • 785-340-5635 Jr. & Sr. High Youth Group: 5 p.m. Sunday: 9:30 a.m. Sunday school 9 a.m. Sunday Worship St. James Catholic Church 10:45 a.m. Worship service 10 a.m. Sunday School 306 5th St., Wetmore • Pastor Father Hammes Circleville Christian Church 10 a.m. Adult Bible Class Saturday Mass: 6:30 p.m. 7701 254th Rd., Circleville Lakeview Faith Chapel Alicia Spalding, Youth Leader Confessions: 30 min. prior to mass Pentecostal Church Sunday School: 9:15 a.m. Trinity Lutheran Church 3.5 miles south of Holton on U.S. 75 Sunday Worship: 8 a.m. Traditional Service 401 Cheyenne Pastor Steve Cappleman • 364-2416 9:15 a.m. Cowboy Church Pastor Brian Stark 364-2206/364-2029 Sunday: 9:30 a.m. Sunday school 10:45 a.m. Contemporary Worship Sunday School: 9 a.m. 10:15 a.m. Worship service Website - Worship: 10 a.m. Larkinburg Christian Church Email - [email protected] Wetmore Bible Church Rev. Mark Armstrong Circleville United Methodist 217 Iowa St., Wetmore Sunday: 9:30 a.m. Sunday school Pastor: Charlotte Milroy • 234-4243 Pastor Gary Heitz • 866-2444 10:30 a.m. Church service Sunday: 10 a.m. Worship Service Mayetta Christian Church Sunday: 10 a.m. Sunday school (for all ages) Community of Christ Church Ernest Coleman - Pastor 11 a.m. Worship Hour 512 Wisconsin • Pastor Dean Sharp Sunday: Fellowship & Waffles: 11:30 a.m. Children's Church Sunday 10 a.m. Worship service 8:15 a.m.-8:45 a.m. 7 p.m. Adult Bible Study Delia Presbyterian Church Sunday school: 8:45 a.m.-9:30 a.m. Tuesday: 1:30 p.m. Women's Bible Study 514 Jackson St. • Rev. Doug Phenix Prayer Circle: 9:30 a.m.-9:50 a.m. Wednesday: 7 p.m. Youth Group Sunday: 10 a.m. Morning worship Worship service - 10 a.m.-11:15 a.m. (Jr. High & HS Ages) Check sign board for other events. Wednesday: Bible Study - 6 p.m.-7 p.m. Denison Bible Church 8 p.m. Bible Study Mayetta United Methodist 300 W. 5th St. • Pastor Tom Fraunfelter Wetmore United Methodist Rev. Howard Sudduth Sunday: 10 a.m. Sunday School Pastor Seong Lee Sunday: 9 a.m. Morning worship service 11 a.m. Worship (785) 866-2512 Parsonage and Sunday school 785/935-2464 • 785/422-2953 866-5556 Church Netawaka United Methodist Denison Reformed Presbyterian Sunday: 9 a.m. Sunday school Rev. Caren Loper Rev. J. Edward Hindman • 935-2348 9:40 a.m. Worship service Sunday: 8:15 a.m. Worship Sunday: 10 a.m. Bible class Whiting Baptist Church Onaga New Hope 11 a.m. Worship service Seth Montgomery, Pastor Lutheran Church, ELCA Lunch following the service Sunday: 9 a.m. Sun. school Rev. Charlene Banes, Pastor 1:15 p.m. Afternoon Service 10 a.m. Worship service Sunday: 9 a.m. Worship Evangel United Methodist Church Whiting United Methodist 10:15 a.m. SS, Adult Bible Class 227 Pennsylvania Ave. • 364-3834 Rev. Caren Loper Bible Study: Tuesday @ 7 p.m. Sun.: 8:50 a.m. Life Journey Sunday: 10 a.m. Education Holy Communion 1st & 3rd Sunday (contemporary service) 11 a.m. Worship Our Lady of the Snows Church 10 a.m. Sunday school Fr. Marianand Mendem New Hope Family Church 11 a.m. Traditional worship service 166 and "I" Road, Mayetta, Kan. • 597-5656 Church - [email protected] 515 Iowa, Holton 1st, 3rd, & 4th Sunday Mass 8:30 a.m. Pastor - [email protected] Pastor: Sterling Hudgins First Baptist Church of Holton 2nd Sunday Mass 1 p.m. Wednesday Meal: 6:30 p.m. 404 Juniper, 364-3423 Potawatomi Pentecostal Church Wednesday Service: 7:15 p.m. Sr. Pastor: Tim O’Byrne 4.5 miles west on 134th Rd., Mayetta Saturday Worship: 6 p.m. Director of Descipleship - Rhett Totten Rev. Marcia Potts Sunday: 9:15 a.m. Sunday School Sunday: 10 a.m. Sunday school 10:30 a.m. Worship Services 10:45 a.m. Worship service 5:15 & 6 p.m. Youth Groups Pottawatomi United Methodist Wed.: 10 a.m. Bible Study • 6:30 p.m. Choir Rev. Howard Sudduth Friday: 7 a.m. Women’s Breakfast Sunday: 9:50 a.m. Sunday school 6:45 a.m. Men’s Breakfast See you 10:30 a.m. Worship First Baptist Church of Hoyt St. Dominic Catholic Church in Pastor David Burnworth • 986-6446 Pastor: Fr. Marianand Mendem Wednesday night prayer: 7 p.m. Church! 416 Ohio, Holton, 364-3262 Sunday: 9 a.m. Sunday school Saturday: 5:30 p.m. Mass • Sunday: 10:30 a.m. Mass 10 a.m. Worship service Confessions 30 minutes before mass. 7 p.m. Sunday evening worship

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Buck’s Grove Buck’s Grove Church on a beau­ tiful Sunday, June 12. After Mary Ringle lighted the candles, lay servant Joyce Im­ menschuh led the congregation in the call to worship and the opening prayer. The scripture reading was 1 Kings 21:1-21 and Galatians 2:15-21. The Psalter reading was Psalm 5:1-8, which was recited along with the Apos­ tles’ Creed. LeRoy Rieschick manned the recorded music as the con­ gregants sang “Rock Of Ages Cleft For Me,” “Lord Speak To Me” and “In Christ There Is No East Or West.” It was Althea Fordham’s Sun­ day to provide a special. Betty Bernritter read an article about how awesome God’s accuracy can be observed in all things like the hatching of eggs, the wisdom of making animals function the way they do and the even num­ bers of grains found on the stalk. The gospel reading was from Luke 7:36-8:3. Joyce’s ser­ mon was titled “Four Words To Change Your Life.” Can four

words really change your life? Sure they can. I’m sorry it’s can­ cer. Yes, you are pregnant. The baby needs changed. You are be­ ing audited. How much sin must a person commit to be a sinner? All of us are in one category or another – either we know our need for sal­ vation, or we don’t. The Bible says many good people are lost because they don’t realize you can’t get to heaven by being good, only by being saved. What an incredible moment when Jesus said those four lifechanging words – “Your sins are forgiven.” Because we are for­ given, we are called to be forgiv­ ers. Until we do, our relationship with God will continue to be hin­ dered. We can have peace when we know we are forgiven and when we have forgiven others. Don Boling and Jack Bern­ ritter collected the offering as the service closed by singing “Let There Be Peace On Earth.” Bible study was led by Joyce. Note: Life without God is like an unsharpened pencil – it has no point!



By Betty Bernritter

Jack Bernritter rang the bell at

Sunday, June 26, 2016 Potluck Meal at Noon VFW Hall (North of Farm & Home)


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Brick • Block • Repairs 25 years of experience Will Millenbruch

7600 Kiowa Rd., Lancaster, KS [email protected]

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High School summer volleyball league By Michael Powls results are in for the high school summer volleyball league for week 3. The league continues on Wedneday and the public is invited to watch the matches. Junior Varsity ACCHS defeated Sabetha 9th 25-12 and 25-23. Nemaha Central 2 defeated ACCHS 16-25, 25-21 and 15-9. Nemaha Central 1 and 2 ended in a draw with the win going to Nemaha Central 1 25-21 and 22-25. Royal Valley defeated Holton A 25-23, 21-25 and 15-11. Holton A defeated Jackson Heights 25-22 and 25-11. Royal Valley defeated Jackson Heights 25-14 and 25-22. Holton B defeated Heritage Christian 25-15 and 25-14. Sabetha JV defeated Holton B 25-14 and 25-11. Sabetha 9th defeated Heritage Christian 25-12 and 25-6. Nemaha Central 1 defeated Wetmore 25-18 and 25-21. Sabetha JV defeated Wetmore 17-25, 25-11 and 15-9. Varsity Holton 2 defeated Heritage Christian 25-9, 18-25 and 15-9. ACCHS defeated Holton 2 17-25, 25-22 and 15-13. Nemaha Central defeated ACCHS 25-12 and 25-13. Sabetha defeated Nemaha Central 19-25, 25-21 and 1511. Alumni 1 defeated Sabetha 25-19 and 25-12. Royal Valley defeated Heritage Christian 28-26 and 25-14. Alumni 2 defeated Royal Valley 25-13 and 25-12. Alumni 2 defeated Holton 1 25-11 and 25-21. Holton 1 defeated Jackson Heights 25-17, 20-25 and 1513. Alumni 1 defeated Jackson Heights 22-25, 26-24 and 1512. Week 3 Standings Junior Varsity Nemaha Central 2 and 1 and Royal Valley are 5-1. ACCHS is 4-2. Holton A and B and Jackson Heights are 3-3. Sabetha JV and Wetmore are 2-4. Sabetha 9th is 1-5. Heritage Christian is 0-6. Varsity Alumni 2 is 6-0. Sabetha and Alumni 1 are 51. Nemaha Central and Holton 1 are 4-2. Jackson Heights and Holton 2 are 2-4.


SPORTS Wednesday Quarterbacks under construction On Tuesday morning, June 14, at the Holton football stadium, some of the Wildcat quarterbacks were being instructed on the fundamentals of playing the position and learning the different gaps and plays that the Wildcats are known for. HHS assistant coach Joe Purcell (shown in the top photo at right) is shown watching (left to right) Parker Gilliland, AJ Haussler, Kale Purcell, and Brady Boswell, among others hidden from view. HHS head coach Brooks Barta is shown at left watching the technique and footwork of (left to right) Carson Brandt and Boswell. Lots of repititions using the correct techniques and footwork equals more gametime success for QBs. Photos by Michael Powls


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Name __________________________ Grade ___________ (T-Shirts can be ordered at camp.) The Off the Square Grill Outlaws third and fourth grade soccer team that competed in the recent sprng Holton league is shown above. Team members were, front row, left to right, Mattox Watkins, Reese Purling, Logan Altenburg, Brodie Dillon and Emily Horr. Back row, left to right, Blade Montgomery, Colby Harris, Michael Cornelison, Brian Dorris, Katelyn Ingels, Jordan Acherman and Coach Jeremy Ingels. Submitted photo

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KDWP provides fishing reports on Banner and Nebo lakes By Michael Powls

Fishing is one of those sum-

mer activities that anyone can do, whether you are by yourself or with friends or even with family. The Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism has released fishing reports for May and June for Holton’s Banner Creek Reservoir and Jackson County’s Nebo State Fishing Lake. So if you love to go fishing and have plans to do some fishing this summer, check out these places. HOLTON’S BANNER CREEK RESERVOIR Located just west of Holton, this 535-acre reservoir has new boat docks this summer. Black Crappie – Fair - up to 1 lb. Fish have begun to disperse from the shoreline and have

started spawning activity. There is some harvest in or near structure using jig and/or minnows. KDWPT sampled 81 crappie in its October nets: 14 were <5”, 28 were 5-8’’, 10 were 8-10”, 24 were 10-12” and 5 were 1215” with the largest fish weighing 1.1 lbs. Bluegill – Fair - up to 0.5 lbs. Hunk of worm under a bobber in the brush piles works. KDWPT sampled 217 bluegill in October nets: 200 were 3-6”, 16 were 68” and 1 was 8”+ with the largest fish weighing 0.43 lbs. Channel Catfish - Fair to Good - up to 6 lbs. Cut bait, drifting shad or worms off the fishing piers or in the upper reaches near inflows works. KDWPT sampled 37 channels in fall nets: 8 were <11”, 15 were 11-16”, 10 were 16-24” and 4 were 24-28” with the largest fish weighing

5.8 lbs. Largemouth Bass – Fair - up to 3.5 lbs. Crankbaits, spinners or plastics along the shoreline, rip rap and structure work. The fish are still near the shoreline, but are now close to the end of

the spawning activity. Walleye/Sauger – Fair - up to 4.5 lbs. Jigs and crawlers or spoons on those humps and bumps work. KDWPT sampled 24 walleye in October nets: 1 was <10”, 7 were 10-15”, 15

were 15-20” and 1 was 20”+ with the largest walleye weighing 4.6 lbs. KDWPT also sampled 73 sauger in October nets: 4 were 7-11”, 24 were 11-14”, 42 were 14-17” and 3 were 17-20” with the largest sauger weighing 2.3 lbs. JACKSON COUNTY’S NEBO STATE FISHING LAKE Located about 4 1/2 miles east of Holton, this 75-acre lake and wildlife area has 32-acres of lake and 43-acres of land. Shoreline access is limited but a boat ramp is located on the north side of the lake. A new fishing pier and boating is allowed for fishing purposes only. Bluegill - Slow to Fair - up to 0.3 lbs. Small hunk of worm under a bobber off of the fishing pier or the corners of the

dam works. KDWP sampled 90 bluegill in October nets: 9 were <3”, 64 were 3-6” and 17 were 6-8” with the largest fish weighing 0.22 lbs. Channel Catfish - Fair to Good - up to 5.0 lbs. Cut bait, either shad or bluegill off the piers works. KDWP sampled 35 Channels in October nets: 9 were <11”, 16 were 11-16” and 10 were 16-24” with the largest fish weighing 4.4 lbs. Largemouth Bass - Fair to Good - up to 4.5 lbs. The lake contains a nice population of larger fish for a small state fishing lake. Spinner baits or cranks worked slow around the brush piles attrtacts these fish. However, the recent rains have impacted water clarity. (Continued on Page 7)

n Area lakes offer good fishing

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(Continued from Page 6) White/Black Crappie – Fair up to 1 lb. Tube jig or minnow along shoreline and around the brush piles. There are a lot of fish but most are on the smaller side. KDWP sampled 288 crappie in October nets: 49 were <5”, 191 were 5-8”, 29 were 810”, 14 were 10-12” and 5 were 12-15” with the largest crappie weighing 1.8 lbs. CLINTON RESERVOIR Located on the southwest edge of Lawrence, this lake has 7,000 surfaces acres. Water and park together cover 35 sq. miles. Blue Catfish - 35-inch minimum length limit and 5 daily creel limit went into effect Jan. 1, 2016. This regulation was implemented to protect brood fish, so that the population could have a chance to improve. Smallmouth Bass - 18-inch minimum length limit went into effect Jan. 1, 2016. This regulation change makes smallmouth bass regulations the same as those for largemouth bass. Crappie – Poor - 0.5-1.5 l a few being taken off brushpiles on jigs or minnows. Channel catfish – Fair to Good - 1-5 lbs. Anglers are catching channel catfish on a variety of baits; including sunfish, shad, stink bait, minnows and worms. Anglers are catching some in the outlet. White bass – Poor to Fair - 0.5-1.5 lbs. Some have been caught off the dam and rocky points using jigs, small spinners and crankbaits. Wiper - Poor-Fair - 3-7 lbs - a few are being picked up trolling crank baits. Some have been caught casting jigs on the dam. Others have been caught using live shad. Some being caught in the outlet. Walleye/Sauger - Poor to Fair - 1-4 lbs a few walleye and sauger were caught by trolling crankbaits and some using jig and nightcrawler on the flats. Black bass – Poor to Fair 0.5-4 lbs largemouth and smallmouth bass have been caught recently using jigs, crankbaits and spinnersbaits. Flathead catfish - Fair - 5-50 lbs using swim baits in the outlet. PERRY RESERVOIR Located in Jefferson County in the Ozawkie area, this lake has 11,150 surface acres and 160 miles of shoreline. It is known as one of America’s Best 100 lakes for bass fishing. Zebra Mussels - Super Infectious! - up to 3/4”. Since the in-



Middle School Summer Volleyball League

By Michael Powls are the results from Week III of the middle school summer volleyball league. Matches continue this Thursday in Holton and the public is invited t owatch the matches. Court 1 Hiawatha Lindstrom defeated Holton Bos/Tank 25-15 and 2726. Hiawatha Lindstrom defeated Holton(Witt.Prine) 25-9 and 2510. Holton Bos/Tank defeated Holton(Witt/Prine) 25-16 and 25-8. Court 2 Wetmore defeated Hiawatha 28-25 and 25-9. Holton(Allen/Moore) defeated Hiawatha 25-21 and 25-12. Wetmore defeated Holton(Allen/Moore) 27-25 and 25-16. Court 3 Jackson Heights defeated Hiawatha Saunders 25-23 and 2510. Valley Falls defeated Jackson Heights 25-9 and 26-23. Valley Falls defeated Hiawatha Saunders 25-18 and 25-19. HMS Court Royal Valley defeated ACCMS 26-7 and 25-5. Royal Valley defeated Sabetha 25-12 and 25-13. Sabetha defeated ACCMS 259 and 25-6. Week III Standings Royal Valley and Hiawatha Lindstrom are both 6-0. Holton Bos/Tank, Valley Falls, Sabetha, Hiawatha Saunders and Wetmore are all 4-2. Jackson Heights is 3-3. Holton Allen/Moore and ACCMS are both 1-5. Holton Witt/Prine and Hiawatha are both still searching for their first wins.






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The Holton Post 44 Junior Legion baseball team hosted Sabetha for a doubleheader here last Wednesday. The top photo was taken as the team prepared to take the field that evening. Blaine Lester, the pitcher shown above, took the mound for Holton in the first game. Photos by Michael Powls

festation was discovered in Oct. of 2007, these mussels have spread throughout the lake. It’s up to all of us to make sure these are not spread to other area lakes, Clean-Drain-Dry everything that is taken out of Perry. Mussels will start spawning as the water temperature rises to around 54 degrees. Please do not move water from Perry Reservoir. Channel Catfish - Good - up to 10 lbs. Cut bait in the Delaware River delta area and upper reaches of the reservoir near incoming water and/or off wind blown shoreline work. Cut bait is good, but livers are also seem to be a good selection for bait during this time of year. Set lines have been good using sunfish for bait have been productive. Fish are also being taken below the dam, but action will be variable with the increase in the outflow this weekend. There are also some flathead on artificial lures and live bait. While wipers are also taken using artificials, worms and cut baits below the dam. Sauger – Slow - up to 2.6 lbs. There are good numbers in the reservoir but harvest is impacted by high inflows, high water elevations & turbidity. Harvest is also annually slower in the warmer months. Largemouth Bass/Smallmouth Bass - Slow to Fair - up to 5 lbs. Crank baits or plastics worked around the cover/shallow best in the Rock Creek and Slough Creek arms. However, the high water conditions are hampering the catch due to the expanded flooded habitat. Some of the emerging smallmouth bass population are being caught. Generally off rocky shoreline and points. White Bass - Slow to Fair - up to 1.5 lbs. Fishing in the Delaware River, feeder streams to the lake and to some extent lake wide by anglers in recent days. White bass fishing in the river below the dam is also slower, but lake releases are to go up later in the week. There is some harvest up in the feeder streams where the turbid water and clear waters meet. Anglers are using chartreuse jigs and traditional shad imitation lures. White Crappie - Slow to Fair - up to 1.5 lbs. Crappie fishing has slowed with the rain and higher water levels. Fish are still spread out. Some fish will still congregate near structure. There is some legal harvest around fish

attractors and near docks. Blue Catfish - Fair to Good up to 25 lbs. Some nice fish in the 35 inch length limit range can be taken, but most are below the length limit. Try drifting or still fishing using shad or cut bait in the upper reaches on the channel and breaks. Remember, blue cats look similar to channel catfish, so be careful with identification. You do not want to be caught in possession of a small blue cat below the 35 inch minimum length limit. SHAWNEE COUNTY LAKE SHAWNEE Located on the east side of Topeka, this lake has 416 surface acres. Zebra Mussels were found in Lake Shawnee during the summer of 2013. Lake users should Clean, Drain and Dry boats, trailers and any equipment that comes in contact with the water to keep from moving zebra mussels elsewhere. Largemouth bass – Fair - 0.52 lbs. Fish are being caught using crankbaits, jigs and spinnerbaits. Bluegill – Fair - Up to 0.25 lbs. Fish have been caught using pieces of worm under bobber, small jigs and small spinners. Channel catfish - Fair-Good 0.5-4 lbs. Fish are being cught using worms, shad and cut bait. Walleye – Fair - 0.5-3 lbs. Fish are being caught using jig and nightcrawler and by trolling crankbaits. SHAWNEE STATE FISHING LAKE This 135-surface acre lake is located eight miles northwest of Topeka. Largemouth Bass – Good 1/2 to 5 pounds. The lake has a very good population of black bass over 15 inches, holding along the shoreline in 3 to 6 feet of water. Crappie - Fair to Slow - 1/2 to 1 pound. The current crappie population is dominated by fish less than 10 inches, but KDWP seen some over 12 inches this spring, a few being caught along the rock piers. Channel Catfish - Good! - 1/2 - 4 pounds. The lake is in the Urban Stocking Program and is frequently stocked with 12 to 18 inch catfish. On May 17, there were 1,250 channel catfish stocked into the lake. So far this year, 2,350 channel catfish have been stocked. Anglers have been doing well off the rock piers or near the two fish feeders. Channel catfish daily limit is 5.



From the desk of... Barbara Bontrager, EA, CFE Getting any disturbing phone calls from the “IRS?” They are threatening and saying there is a lawsuit against you, you owe taxes and you need to pay them immediately over the phone. The IRS and state revenue departments do not call you. They will send you letters. They do not file lawsuits against taxpayers. If you get one of these phone calls and are concerned or not sure what to do, please call your tax preparer. If you do not have a tax preparer, call my office. Always, always, always

double check before starting to worry. These fraudsters are not going away soon. They will keep trying to take your money. Arm yourself and get a professional in your corner. A professional tax preparer is not very expensive and will most likely save you money. These fraudsters have called my home several times. I ask them what year are we talking about and what type of tax and how much do I owe and what caused me to owe tax. They hang up on me because I am not easy prey. I do not want you to be easy prey either.

You have the right to ask them questions all day long. You have the right to receive a “bill” in the mail. Never, never NEVER give anyone any information over the phone. Make them give you information, after all, they called you.

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Reunion held for those that attended area country schools By Carolyn Bohannon

was held on Sunday, May 29, at the Hutchins Building in Holton. Several attendees from various country schools in Jackson County were represented. Friends and neighbors joined together to enjoy a delicious potluck dinner. The welcome and introductory remarks were made by Carolyn Bohannon, emcee. She led the Pledge of Allegiance followed by The Lord’s Prayer. This was the daily practice of country schools in earlier years. Everyone present gave their name and the country school they attended. The group enjoyed a trip down memory lane through readings and poems given by Mary Longren and Carolyn Bohannon. Those present enjoyed music and songs by

“15 Minutes Late” consisting of Roy Hallauer, Jim Baxter, Michelle McClintock Ramage and Christina Schlodder Murphy as they played some oldies. These musicians also accompanied several songs of yesteryear that were led by Mary and Carolyn as everyone had the opportunity to join in group singing. Out of town guests included: Harold and Alice Rathbun of Bellevue, Wash.; Jay and Marilyn Matthias, Tecumseh; Shirley Swartz, Verda Gharst, Devon Schulz, Lyle and Reona Shoemaker and Beverly Harding, all of Topeka; Don and Carolyn Bohannon of Lyndon; Glen and Loueen Swoyer of Shawnee; Masen Shoptese of Blue Rapids; Paul and Mary Longren of Westmoreland; Geraldine Moore of Maple Hill; and Betty Bowser of Mayetta.

Guests from the Holton area included Joe and Annette Barnes, Harold Knouft, Mary Schulz, Marlin and Betsy Zibell, John Zibell, Stacy McKinney, Bob Beightel, Dave Fiedler, John Davis, Tim Schlodder, Christina Schlodder Murphy, Roy Hallauer, Jim Baxter, Michelle McClintock Ramage, David McClintock and Marianne McClintock. A book of poems, “As The Seasons Roll,” by the late Winifred M. Nelson, Jackson County superintendent of schools, was shared, and Roy Hallauer brought a map of Jackson County showing the various country school districts. Visiting and reminiscing of country school days gone by was enjoyed by all. Plans were made to meet again, the same place and the same time, the last Sunday of May in 2018.

Royal Valley FFA had a very successful convention at the recent 88th annual Kansas FFA Convention.  The novice parliamentary procedure team of Emily Albright, Eryn Daugherty, Sierrah Franklin, Alyssa Gooderl, Lindsey Bowden and Holly Mitchell competed at the event. “This year’s FFA State Convention was a brand new experience for me,” Daugherty said. “I am glad I had the chance to compete in a state competition. I don’t think that we could have made it to state competition without our wonderful advisor, Kim Mitchell.” Franklin agreed. “This was a great experience to be able to participate in the novice parlaw at the state convention,” Franklin said. “Even though we didn’t do well on the competition, it was a wonderful opportunity and a new experience.” Mitchell participated in the creed competition. Janelle Marney participated in the prepared public speaking completion. 

Anna Johnson competed in the job interview event, placing sixth in the state.  In each of these events, the team or individuals placed high enough at districts to qualify for state.  Jenna Thurman received a state proficiency award in agriculture education. “I am so glad that I got the state agriculture education proficiency,” Marney said.  “It’s been a long road to get here, and I’m excited that I got to experience this while still in FFA,” Thurman said. The chapter received a Farm Bureau Community grant. The chapter also placed in the silver division for each of the three areas of the National Chapter Award-community, student, and chapter.  Marney represented the chapter well in her quest to become a state FFA officer. Jordan Cox and Blake Chance served as delegates for the chapter at the convention.  Lastly, Patrick Broxterman, Marney and Thurman all re-

ceived the highest degree the state can bestow upon its members, the golden charm of the state FFA degree.  Others in attendance representing Royal Valley were Kim Mitchell (sponsor), Heidi Mitchell, Heather Bailey, Cooper Daugherty, Barb Albright, Angela Marney and Jessie Marney.  “I was honored to get to carry the colors at the beginning of the first ceremony,” Emily Albright said. “It was a great experience, and I was very honored to be able to be apart of it.” Mitchell summarized the convention. “What an amazing ride these last three years have been for the Royal Valley FFA chapter,” Mitchell said. “I believe after our success at this convention, we can no longer be called a new chapter. Our community and school should be very proud of the work that our members have put in to take our chapter to the level that we are at today.”

The Country School reunion

RV students excel at FFA convention

Public Notice (First published in The Holton Recorder, Holton, Kan., on Monday, June 13, 2016.) CITY OF HOYT CHARTER ORDINANCE NO. 9 A CHARTER ORDINANCE EXEMPTING THE CITY OF HOYT FROM THE PROVISIONS OF L. 2015, CHAPTER 88, SECTION 71, RELATING TO THE FILLING OF GOVERNING BODY VACANCIES. BE IT ORDAINED BY THE GOVERNING BODY OF THE CITY OF HOYT, KANSAS: Section 1. The City of Hoyt, by virtue of the power vested in it by Article 12, Section 5 of the Constitution of the State of Kansas, hereby elects and does exempt itself and make inapplicable to it L. 2015, Chapter 88, Section 71, relating to the filling of governing body vacancies, which enactment applies to this city, but does not apply uniformly to all cities. Section 2. This charter ordinance shall be published once each week for two consecutive weeks in the official city newspaper. Section 3. This Charter Ordinance shall take effect 61 days after final publication unless a sufficient petition for a referendum is filed and a referendum held on the ordinance as provided in Article 12, Section 5, Subsection (c)(3) of the Constitution of the State of Kansas, in which case the ordinance shall become effective if approved by the majority of the electors thereon. Passed by the Governing Body, not less than two-thirds of the members-elect voting in favor thereof, this 7th day of June, 2016. /s/ Debra L. Dreasher MAYOR [SEAL] Attest: /s/ Shawna Blackwood CITY CLERK ML47t2

County buys statehouse furniture

By Ali Holcomb pieces of furniture from the State Capitol Building in Topeka have found a new home at the Jackson County Courthouse. In early May, several thousands of items from the Kansas statehouse were put up for auction. The items were salvaged during the 13-year renovation of the statehouse, which was completed last year. During the online auction, the Jackson County Commissioners – Janet Zwonitzer, Bill Elmer and Rob Ladner – purchased (for the county) an old large, 15-foot curved wooden desk that will be used as their commission table when they move the commission chamber from the second floor of the Courthouse to the first floor later this year. It was reported that the curved desk was previously used as a clerk’s desk in the State Senate chamber and was built by E. Horn Manufactur-


Jackson County recently purchased several pieces of salvaged furniture from the Kansas statehouse through an auction. Some of the purchases included a larger, curved desk (top photo) and a six-door bookcase (inset). Both items are located in the first floor meeting room at the Jackson County Courthouse. The commission’s chambers are set to move to this new room sometime this year. Photos by Ali Holcomb ing of Topeka. The county purchased the desk for $1,010. In addition, the commissioners purchased a large, six-door bookcase at a cost of $3,000. The bookcase was previously used in the Kansas Supreme Court, and it will also be used in the new commission chamber, which serves also as a large meeting room. The commissioners also had the highest bid for a conference table, with a bid of $800, as well a miscellaneous bookcase doors and parts that were sold separately at a cost of $430.

The total purchase price for the county was $5,240. The auction was managed by Webb & Associates auction house in Stillwell. Other items available for purchase during the auction included thousands of feet of wooden trim, cast iron circular stairs, hardwood flooring, archways, library ladders and doors. A copper door that protected the staircase leading to the dome was also sold. All the proceeds from the auction went back to the state coffers, it was reported.

Kitrell, New on Wesleyan Dean’s Honor Roll A total of 157 Kansas Wesleyan University students were named to the Dean’s Honor Roll for the Spring 2016 semester, it was reported. Full-time students with a semester grade point average of

3.25-3.74 and no incompletes are listed on the Dean’s Honor Roll at the end of each semester. Local students Alexa Kitrell and Brylee New, both of Holton, were named to the

honor roll. Kansas Wesleyan University is located in Salina and is a liberal arts university affiliated with the United Methodist Church. It offers undergraduate and pre-professional majors.


Kientz Corner

Netawaka U.M.C.

.By Beverly Ramey Newell On June 12, the Pleasant Hill

Eubanks-Eisenbarth Bailey

Eubanks and Eric Eisenbarth, both of Holton, are excited to announce their engagement and upcoming marriage. The bride-to-be is the daughter of Keith and Debbie Eubanks of Denison. The future groom is the son of Chuck and Becky Eisenbarth of Holton. Bailey is a graduate of Holton High School. She is employed at

Holton Family Health Center. Eric is a graduate of Holton High School. He is employed as a football coach at Washburn University in Topeka. The couple will wed on Saturday, June 25, in an outside ceremony in the country outside of Denison. The Rev. TD Hicks will officiate. Flower girl will be the couple’s daughter, Zoey Eisenbarth.

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United Methodist Church congregation opened its worship service by singing “For The Beauty Of The Earth.” The concerns were prayers for Judy Griffin, who has breast cancer; Sally Shaffer, who has health problems; and the family of baby Leo. The birthdays for June 12 through June 18 were: Al Mannell, June 12; Dee Deppe, June 13; Sam Feleay and Camille Schoettlin, June 14; Wayne Matson, June 15; and Rita Dowd and Karen Nicolay, June 16. The anniversaries for the week were Gene and Camille Schoettlin, June 14; Jay and Jenny Christman, June 16; and John and Rita Dowd, June 18. The children’s story was given by Kevin McDowell. He told them a story about Jesus going to a woman’s house. She bathed Jesus’ feet with her tears and dried them with her hair. She anointed Jesus’ feet with ointment. Jesus said, “This woman’s sins have been forgiven because she has shown great love.” Jesus told the woman, “Your faith has saved you; go in peace.” God sent His only son to die on the cross for our sins. Barbara Hanson read the scriptures Psalm 8 and Ephesians 2:10. The sermon “Only Human” was given by the Rev. Kevin Rea, director of the Forest Park Conference and Retreat Center. Superheroes bring us a message of hope. They help people get involved and make a change for the better. We hear people say, “I’m only human,” “I can only do so much” and “I only

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have two hands.” We were created by God for a purpose, to do great things. We are God’s masterpiece. God knows what His plan is for each of us. Let us put our trust in God and seek to do good things in His name. Ephesians 2:10 says, “For we are what He has made us, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand to be our way of life.” God will show us the way. Human beings are super heroes. The closing hymn was “Here I Am, Lord.” Those assisting with the service were Barbara Hanson, liturgist; Marty Ransdell, organist; Deb Mannell and Joy Jepson, sound system; Molly Strobel, acolyte; Betty Domer, song leader; and John and Linda Reed, Daryl Jepson and Gary Slimmer, usher team. On June 8 through June 10, Gary and Barbara Slimmer attended the Kansas Association of Retired School Personnel Convention in Hutchinson. Gary, serving as KARSP foundation president, presented five checks for $500 each to five deserving practicing teachers. On June 11, Gary and Barbara Slimmer attended the symphony in the Kansas Flint Hills. On June 9, Jill and Logan Dierking from Fort Worth, Texas, came to visit Dick and Beverly Newell for a few days. On June 10, Kenny, Yvonne, Audrey and Cara Etzel were evening visitors of Dick and Beverly Newell. On June 11, Jill and Logan Dierking, Chris Farmer and Dick and Beverly Newell enjoyed a pizza supper at the Kenny Etzel home in Topeka.

after Pentecost, Marcia Robertson was greeter, candle lighter and offering usher at Netawaka United Methodist Church. Marilyn Banaka gave the welcome and announcements. Joys and concerns were shared. Jim Banaka reported that Brad’s heart valve is working now. Very good news! Flowers and trees are beautiful. We need to take time to notice them. Pastor Caren Loper led the responsive call to worship and Psalm 5:1-8. Hymns were “Joyful, Joyful, We Adore Thee,” “Lead Me, Lord” and “A Charge To Keep I Have.” Pastor Caren led the congregational prayer followed by silent reflection, the pastoral prayer and the Lord’s Prayer. The scripture was Ephesians 6:10-18 and Luke 22:1-6. Pastor Caren’s message was “Put On The Whole Armor Of God” in answer to the question, “What

and where are the scriptures concerning the believer who falls away from Christ’s way?” We live in a world that is constantly pulling us away from the Christian way of living. We are tempted by the devil, who we don’t recognize as evil. Ephesians 6 tells us to put on the full armor of God so that when the day of evil comes, we can stand firm with the belt of truth, the breastplate of righteousness in place and our feet fitted with (comfortable) shoes of readiness from the gospel of peace. In addition, take up the shield of faith, which will put out the flaming arrows from the evil one. Take the sword of the Holy Spirit, which is the word of God. After services at Netawaka, Whiting and Horton, a potluck lunch was held at Whiting Community Center as a farewell to Pastor Caren, thanking her for her time with us. She will be moving to Lyndon at the end of June.

The 2nd Battalion, 130th Field Artillery, Kansas National Guard, conducted a change of command ceremony on Wednesday, June 15, in King Field House at Fort Riley. During the 5 p.m. ceremony, leadership of the historic batallion was passed from Lt. Col. Paul W. Schneider to Lt. Col. Thomas R. Powers. Col. John Rueger, commander, 130th Field Artillery Brigade, a former Beattie resident, symbolically passed the responsibility for the welfare and training of the 233 soldiers of the batallion to the new commander. “I’m honored by the opportunity to serve my country and the

state of Kansas by leading this incredible batallion,” Powers said, “and I thank the governor, the adjutant general and other Kansas Army National Guard senior leaders for their faith and confidence in me.” Schneider said it had been “an honor to once again serve in this historic organization made up of exceptional soldiers.” “Our focus the past 31 months has been increasing the unit’s readiness while focusing training on delivering lethal, precision artillery fires,” he said. The batallion is headquartered in Hiawatha and has subordinate units in Holton, Lenexa, Marysville and Paola.

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Continued from Page 1 trip requests contingent upon the court’s decision on school funding. *Approved a motion to enter into executive session at 7:17 p.m. for 30 minutes to discuss non-elected personnel with Stones and assistant superintendent Joe Kelly. At 7:30 p.m. Jason Schroeder, activities director, joined the executive session. *Returned to regular session at 7:47 p.m. with no decisions made. *Approved a motion to accept the list of classified staff as presented. The list will be published soon in The Recorder.

*Approved a motion to accept the list of coaches as presented. That list is published on page 6 of this edition. *Approved a motion to transfer $2,069.30 in funds for low priced/free adult meals for the 2015-2016 school year. *Learned that the district had been served a Civil Rights complaint. Stones said he had received a letter about two weeks ago that a complaint had been filed Feb. 3 with the U.S. Dept of Education, Office of Civil Rights. The letter alleged discrimination on the basis of sex and disability, involving a student. Currently, the district’s KASB attorney is writing a let-

ter of rebuttal with documentation included. *Learned from Stones that staff is currently working on a return-to-work policy due to the increasing number of workman’s compensation injuries that the district is having. This will allow the district to get injured workers back to work doing light duty work, Stones said. *Adjourned the meeting at 7:53 p.m. Important Dates: June 6 – First Day of Summer School. June 27- Next BOE meeting. Sept 18 – Grand Opening of Holton Elementary at 2 p.m.

Continued from Page 1 His first assignment was at Fort Sill in Oklahoma, and he stayed there for a year before being promoted to the rank of captain and transferring to Camp Claiborne in Louisiana. From there, he went to North Africa and eventually to Italy, where he was killed in action on the beachhead below Rome, it was reported. Wallace’s survivors included his wife, Laura, and their three

children, who had relocated to Texarkana, Ark., while he was in the Army, as well as three brothers, all serving in the ministry — two of them in Kansas, in fact, at the time of his death. Wallace may not have been engaging in armed combat at the time of his death, as an editorial in the Topeka Capital newspaper — reprinted in The Recorder on March 20, 1944 — suggested that “not every hero of this war

carries a gun.” “Chaplain Wallace gave his life for his country at a time when he was serving in the line of duty as a man of God traveling with the troops into combat,” the editorial said. “As he saw it, the church has an obligation to provide whatever spiritual assistance can be extended to our men in uniform. He risked his life, and gave his life, to carry out that duty.”

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County Commission... Continued from Page 1 * Learned from Eric Fritz, road and bridge department co-supervisor, that he has been looking into implementing a hazmat spill plan for the fuel and oil tanks located at the bridge yard on the east side of Holton the new road and bridge shop just north of Holton. The Kansas Department of Health and Environment is mandating that plans be established for all counties. Fritz said that, after some research, he estimates that a spill plan for the tanks at the bridge yard will cost $2,100 and $800 at the new shop. It would be ideal, Fritz said, if all tanks were at one location. If they were, Fritz said the county would need a containment area around the tanks, which generally includes two-foot concrete

walls with a concrete floor. * Heard a weekly report from Fritz and Earl Bahret, road and bridge department co-supervisor, Bryson Bain, shop foreman, and Twila White, road and bridge department administrative assistant. An estimate was received from Sullivan Construction of Holton to install concrete to triple the size of the proposed tire shop addition to the new road and bridge shop. The company was already awarded the bid to pour concrete and rebar for the original, proposed 20-foot by 50-foot tire room at a cost of $8,960. The new estimate for concrete for a 50-foot by 60-foot tire area and retaining wall is $29,585. Later in the meeting, Fritz presented an estimate from Schulz Construction of Topeka for in-

creasing the size of the proposed roof for the tire area. The new roof estimate for the tire shop area is $55,900 for a 60-foot by 54-foot extension. The steel framework is estimated to cost $9,720. The commissioners said they are interested in enlarging the proposed tire shop addition so that it’s large enough to accommodate county vehicles for tire work and not just serve as a storage unit for the tires and associated supplies. * Discussed N and 238th Roads, which the commissioners viewed the previous week. A resident requested that maintenance work be completed on the road so that a few acres of land can be sold. Commissioners said they were not in favor of maintaining that portion of the road.

Continued from Page 2 Kester informed the council that the main operator and one of the major contributors of the fireworks event will be retiring in three years. Chief of Police Dan Wentling gave the monthly police report. Wentling reported that the school zone signs have been posted. The council discussed the ordinance passed allowing Dustin Gunter to ride his ATV to and from school. The council discussed parking on Main Street and the need to repaint lines on the street. Holthaus stated that he would look into the options and costs for doing this work. Holthaus discussed the $12,000 estimate from Andrews Asphalt and Construction, Inc. for asphalt patching and miscellaneous crack sealing on various streets in town. Holthaus made a motion to accept the bid from Andrews Asphalt and Construction, Inc. in the amount of $12,000. Ryan seconded the motion, and it carried. Ryan discussed a recent water line break by the Rural Water District No. 1 office. Ryan also discussed a conversation with Bryan regarding the need to clean out the main water shut off valve holes making for easier access when needed and reduce chances of valves breaking. Bryan has discussed this with Bob Ehrhart and it is estimated

the cost will be around $1,000. Ryan made a motion to have Ehrhart Excavating and Bryan clean the main shut off valve holes. Allen seconded the motion. The motion carried. Ryan discussed the recent work done by Bryan at the community building. His repairs appear to have fixed the condensation and leaking problem at the building. Dillner discussed the upcom-

ing seventh grade community service project at the park. She also stated that the new swing is up at the park. The flooding of the gazebo was also discussed. Allen made and Ryan seconded a motion to pay bills. The motion carried. Ryan made a motion to adjourn. Holthaus seconded, and the motion carried. The meeting adjourned at 9:11 p.m.



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Holton chiropractor Joe Schneider’s last day on the job will be Friday after seeing patients for nearly 32 years. Photo by Ali Holcomb


Continued from Page 1 supporting chiropractors.” Dr. Schneider said that Holton is an ideal community. “It’s a safe place to raise children,” he said. “The community bands together in a time of need. The ice storm of 2007 is a good

example of that. We’re appreciative of the way the community has supported our practice.” In their retirement, the Schneiders plan to spend more time with their three sons, Nathan, his wife Laura and their son Ethan; Nick, his wife Jenny and their

children Rosalie and Andrew; and Jacob. Schneider taught human anatomy and physiology at Highland Community College for nine years, and he said he is interested in doing additional teaching in his retirement.




Eastridge Nursing Facility at Centralia

Openings for the following positions: Full Time Cook This position requires a person who likes to cook or is willing to learn to cook and enjoys working around people. The facility will provide training to an appropriate and motivated individual. The position is four evening shifts and one day shift a week and every other weekend and some holidays. Full Time Night CNA Looking for someone who enjoys working with the elderly and is very task oriented. Will be working from 5 p.m. to 5 a.m. or 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. Full Time Evening CNA Will be working evening shift 1:30pm – 10:00pm Part Time Night Nurse Will be working from 5 p.m. to 5 a.m. and every third weekend. Competitive wages and benefits. Call Eastridge at Centralia 785-857-3388 for more details or apply on line at A division of Community HealthCare System, Inc. EOE

Community HealthCare System

is seeking various positions, both direct and indirect patient care. CHCS offer competitive pay and a complete benefits package. CHCS is a dynamic full-integrated healthcare system that promotes excellent patient care. CHCS is currently accepting applications for the following positions: PHARMACY TECHNICIAN responsible for coordinating the medication purchase process – Certified Pharmacy Technician required. RN ACUTE - 36 hours/week, 6 p - 6 a position - Onaga Campus RN ACUTE - 24 hours/week, 6p - 6a position - St. Marys Campus RN HOME HEALTH - 40 hours/week RN CLINIC ST. MARYS - 30-40 hours/week MT/MLT - 40 hours/week - Onaga Campus

For more information and to apply go to and click on “Careers” or contact Human Resources at 785-889-5026. EOE

Public Notice (First published in The Holton Recorder, Holton, Kan., on Monday, June 13, 2016.) CITY OF HOYT CHARTER ORDINANCE NO. 7 A CHARTER ORDINANCE TO CORRECT INCORRECTLY NUMBERED CHARTER O R D I N A N C E S PREVIOUSLY PASSED BY THE CITY OF HOYT, KANSAS. BE IT ORDAINED BY THE GOVERNING BODY OF THE CITY OF HOYT, KANSAS: Section 1. The City of Hoyt, Kansas, has recognized that the two previously passed Charter Ordinances were incorrectly numbered and thus not listed in chronological order. Section 2. The governing

body further recognizes that in order to amend a Charter Ordinance the City must do so by Charter Ordinance. Section 3. As such the following Charter Ordinances are amended only so far as to change the number of the Charter Ordinance to correctly present them in chronological order: Charter Ordinance 04-01, passed on September 7, 2004 is hereby amended to Charter Ordinance 5. Charter Ordinance 2013-1, passed on August 22, 2013 is hereby amended to Charter Ordinance 6. Section 4. This Charter Ordinance shall be published once each week for two consecutive weeks in the official city newspaper. Section 5. This Charter Ordinance shall take effect

61 days after the final publication unless a sufficient petition for a referendum is filed, requiring a referendum to be held on the ordinance as provided by Article 12, Section 5, Subsection (c) (3) of the Constitution of the State of Kansas, in which case this Charter Ordinance shall become effective upon approval by the majority of the electors voting thereon. Passed by the Governing Body, not less than two-thirds of the members elect voting in favor thereof, this 7th day of June, 2016. /s/ Debra L. Dreasher MAYOR [SEAL] Attest: /s/ Shawna Blackwood CITY CLERK ML47t2

You may call @ (785) 817-0251, or visit in person at 3167 SE 10th, Topeka, KS 66607.