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4B THE SUPERIOR EXPRESS Thursday, March 4, 2010 Public Notices ii (First published Feb. 25, 2010 in the Jewell County Record) In the District Court of Jewell County, Kansas In the Matter of the Estate of Leonora H. Wheeler, a.k.a. Leonora Hutchison Wheeler.a k.a. Leonora Wheeler. a.k.a. Lenora Hutchison Wheeler. deceased. Case No. 2010-PR-03 NOTICE OF HEARING The'State of Kansas to all persons concerned: You are hereby notified that a pen- tion has been filed in this court by Barbara L. Snyder. as one of the heirs at law of Leonora H. Wheeler. de- ceased, praying lor the determination of descent of the following described real estate in Jewell County, Kansas. to-wit: East Half of the Southwest Quarter (El/2 SWl/4) of Section Twenty-six (26), Township Four (4) South, Range Six (6) West of the 6 " P.M. and all other property in Kansas, real and per- sonal, or interests therein, owned by the decedent at the time of her death. You are hereby required to file your written defenses to such petition on or before the 19th day of March, 2010. at 10:00o'clock a.rn., of said day, in said court, in the City of Mankato. In Jewell County, Kansas. at which time and place said cause will be heard. Should you fail therein, judgment and decree will be entered in due course upon such pention. Barbara L. Snyder, petitioner Darrell E. Miller P.O. Box 344 Mankato, Kan. 66956 785-378-3128 Attorney for Petitioner 8-3c (First published Feb. 25. 2010 in the .lewell County Record) In the District Court of Jewell County, Kansas Case No. 09-CV-11 The Board of County Commis- sioners of the County of Jewell in the State of Kansas. plaintiff vs. M.C. Anderson, Demand No. I Chrystal Hassell. Demand No. 2 Jeff Hassell. Demand No. 2 James C. Ramsey. Demand No. 3 Patricia G. Ramsey, Demand No. 3 Diana S. Foutch, Demand No. 5 Unknown spouse of Jennifer Ribas. Demand No. 6 Curtis E. Venn. Demand No. 6 Unknown spouse of Curtis E Venn. Demand No. 6 L.E. Minnick. Demand No. 7 Eileen Minnick. Demand No. 7 David Adams. Demand No. 8 Phyllis J Dunigan.a/k/a Phyllis Dunigan. Demand No. 10 Ricky Lee Hudson. a/k/a Ricky L. Hudson. a/k/a Rick Hudson. Demand No. 11 Bhrbari J i-Htids0h. Demand N6.1 1 Diana C. McFarlane. a/k/a Diana McFarlane, Demand No. 11 Unknown spouse of Diana C. McFarlane. Demand No. 11 Roger D. Garrett. a/k/a Roger Garrett. Demand No. 14 Dawn D. Garrett. a/k/a Dawn GmTett. Demand No. 14 John R. Butch. Demand No. 15 Velma Garst. Demand No. 15 Audrey L. Morrow. Demand No. 19 Karen L. Robinson. Demand No. 20 John K. Sipe, Demand No. 21 Verda K. Sipe, Demand No. 21 Ronald E. Boettcher. Demand No. 22 Larry McMillan. Demand No. 23 Janet L. McKellar. Demand No. 24 Ora A. McKellar. Demand No. 24 Alvin F. McKellar. Demand No. 24  March 8- 13 Sports Preview Rock Hills Schools March 10 - 13: State Basketball. Stop by and let us help you with. Visa Cash Advances. 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Certain. Demand No. 24 Goldia Certain. Demand No. 24 Maude E. Lucas. Demand No. 24 Ruth E. Coombs. a/k/a Ruth Coombs. Demand No. 26 C.C. Weatherbee. Demand No. 26 Bessie M. Weatherbee, Demand No. 26 Pamela Christensen. Demand No. 27 Lyle O. Mitchell. Demand No. 28 Carmen Mitchell. Demand No. 28 and the unknown heirs, executors. administrators, fevisees, trustees, credi- tors and assigns of such of the defen- dants as may be deceased: the un- known spouses of the defendants: then unknown officers, successors, trust- ees. creditors and assigns of such de- fendants as are existing, dissolved or dormant corporations; the unknown executors, administrators, devisees, trustees, creditors, successors and as- signs of such defendants as are or were partners or in partnership and the un- known guardians, conservators and trustees of such of the defendants as are minors or are in anywise under legal disability, and all other persons who are or may be concerned, defen- dants NOTICE OF SUIT The State of Kansas to each and all of the defendants above named and designated, and to all other persons who are or may be concerned: You. and each of you. are hereby notified that you have been sued by the above named plaintiff. The Board of County Commissioners of the County of Jewell. in the State of Kansas whose petition was filed on the 30th day of November. 2009. in the Office of the Clerk of the District Court of Jewell County. Kansas. in the above entitled suit. it being Case No. 09-CV-11. against you. and each of you: and that you must answer or plead to plaintiff' s petition on or before April 8, 2010, at 10:00 a.m. or the said petition will be taken as true and judgment by default rendered in favor of the plaintiff find- ing and determining the amount of taxes, interest and costs chargeable to each respecnve particular tract, piece or parcel of land hereinafter described and the name of each owner or party having an interest therein and adjudg- ing and decreeing the amount so found due to be a first and prior lien upon the respective following tracts, pieces and parcels of land in Jewell County, Kan- sas. tO-WIt: (The number in parenthesis preced- ing each tract is the number of the cause of action in the petition.) ( 1 ) Commencing at the Southwest corner of Lot One ( 1 ), Block Two (2), in the Original Town of Burr Oak, Kansas; running thence North 26 feet; thence East 115 feet: thence South 26 feet: thence West 115 feet to the place of beginning, the same being parts of Lots One ( 1 ), Two (2), and Three (3),of said Block Two (2) of Burr Oak. Kan- sas. (2) Lot Six (6) and East 34 feet of Lot Seven (7), in BlockTwo (2), Origi- nal Townsite of the City of Burr Oak, Kansas. (3) South Half (S1/2) of Lots Six (6), Seven (7), and Eight (8), in Block Three (3), Original Townsite of the City of Burr Oak, Kansas. (4) Lots Nine (9) and Ten (10), Block Two (2), in Lewis' First Addi- tion to City of Burr Oak, Kansas, (5) Lots Eight (8), Nine (9), and Ten (10), in Block Five (5), in the Original Townsite of the City of Burr Oak, Kansas. (6) Part of Lot 7, in Block I, in Godfrey' s Second Addition to the City of Burr Oak, Kansas, described as fol- lows: 104 feet off the North end of said Lot 7, less 46 feet off the West side thereof. (7) Part of the SEI/4NE1/4 of Sec- tion Three (3), Township Three (3) South, Range Ten (10) West of the 6 'h P.M., more fully described as follows: A tract of land commencing at a point 335 feet East of the Northeast comer of Block Eleven (11 ), in the city of Esbon, Kansas; thence East 75 feet; thence South 165 feet; thence West 75 feet; thence North 165 feet to place of be- ginning, (8) Lots Seventeen (17), Eighteen (18), Nineteen (19), Twenty (20) and North Hal f (N 1/2) of Lot Sixteen (16), all in Block Three (3), Original Townsite of City of Esbon, Kansas. (9) Lots Twenty (20), Twenty-one (21), Twenty-two (22), Twenty-three (23), and Twenty-four (24), in Block Twelve (12), in Original Townsite of City of Formoso, Kansas, (10) Lots Sixteen (16), Seventeen (17), Eighteen (18) and Nineteen (19), in Block Fourteen (14), in the City of Formoso, Kansas. (11) Lots Thirteen (13), Fourteen (14), and Fifteen (15), in Block Four- teen (14), Original Townsite of the City of Formoso, Kansas. (12) Lots One (I), Two (2) and Three (3), in Block F0rty-seven (47), m Original Townsite in City of Jewell City, Kansas. (13) Redeemed (14) Begilming ata point 20 feet East of the Northwest corner of Lot Four (4), in Block Fifty-nine (59), in the Original Townsite of City of Jewell City, Kansas; thence running South 120 feet to the South line of said Lot4; thence East 24 feet; thence North 120 feet to the North line of Lot 3; thence West 24 feet to the placeof beginning; being 13 feet offthe East side of Lot Four (4) and I I feet offthe West side of Lot Three (3), in Block Fifty-nine (59). (15) The West 50 feet of Lots One (1), Two (2) and Three (3), in Block One ( I ), Bishop' s Addition to the City of Mankato, Kansas. (16) Lots One (I) and Two (2), in Block Thirty (30), in Original Townsite of the City of Mankato, Kansas. (I 7) A part of the Southwest Quar- ter of the Southeast Quarter (SWI/4 SE I/4) of Section Fifteen (I 5), Towm ship Three (3) South, Range Eight (8) West of the 6 'h P.M., described as fol- lows: The East 80 feet of the following described premises, to-wit: Commenc- ing at the Northwest comer of SWI/4 SEI/4 of said Section 15, Township 3 South, Ramge 8 West; thence south 12 rods; thence east 20 rods: thence north 12 rods to the north line of SWI/4 SE1/4ofSection 15.Township3South, Range 8 West; thence West 20 rods to the place of beginning. (18) Lot ! I, less the North 46 feet of the West 40 feet, and the West 30 feet of Lot 12, Block 5, Bishop's Addition to the City of Mankato, Kansas. (19) Lot Seven (7), in Block Eleven (1 I), Bishop's Addition to City of Mankato, Kansas. (20) Part of Northwest Quarter (NW 1/4) of Section Twenty-two (22), Township Three (3) South, Range Eight (8) West of the 6" P.M.. described as follows: Commencing at a point on the East line of said quarter section aforesaid 15chains South of the North- east corner of said quarter section; thence West 20 rods; .thence South 8 rods; thence East 20 rods to the East line of said section; thence North 8 rods 'to the place of beginning, also known as Tract No. 12. B & B THEATRES Majestic Theatre 229 W. Sixth Street DowntownConcordia, Kan. Concordia's All New. State.Of.The- Art. Four Screen Movie Theatre! , Stadium Seating Handicap Accessible Digital Surround'Sound (in selecto0 the- atres), Wall to Wall Screens, Family Arcade 24-Hour MOvie Information at 785-243.4544 www, bbtheatres,com Adult (after 5:30) $6.50 (before 5:30) $5.50 Sr. Citizen I62 yrs or olderl $5.50 Child (3-11 yrs.) $4.50 We accept Visa, MasterCard, Discover and Debit cards. 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(24) Undivided one-sixteenth (1/16) interest in and to all of the oil, gas and minerals in and under the surface of: North Half of the Southeast Quarter (N1/2SEI/4) and the Southeast Quar- ter of the Southeast Quarter (SEI/4 SE1/4) of SectionNineteen (19), Town- ship Five (5) South, Range Six (6) West of the 6 th P.M. (25) Undivided one-half (1/2) in- terest in all of the oil. gas. and other minerals and mineral rights in and un- der: Northeast Quarter (NE I/4). South Half of the Northwest Quarter iS 1/2 NWI/4), Southwest Quarter (SW 1/4 ) and West Half of the Southeast Quar- ter fWl/2SE1/4), all in Section Thirty (30), Township One (1) South. Range Eight (8) West of the 6'" P.M. in Jewell County, Kansas. (26) Undivided one-half (1/2) in- terest of the mineral rights tbr a period of twenty-five (25) years from No- vember 13, 1987: North Half of South- east Quarter (NI/2SE1/41 of Section Thirty-one (31), Township One (1) South, Range Seven (7) West of the 6th P.M. (27) Lots One (1) through Eleven (1 i ). inclusive, in Block One ( 1 ), Origi- nal Townsite. City of Lovewell, Kan- sas. (28) Lots 11 to 14. both inclusive. in Block 5, in Town of Northbranch. Kansas; and Also a tract described as follows:  Commencing at a point 393 feet North and 150 feet West of South- east comer of Lot 16 in Section 7. Township 1 South. Range 9 West of the 6th P.M.: thence South 100 feet. thence West 147 feet. thence North 100 feet. thence East 147 feet to place of beginning, (29) All of Lot One  I, in Block ( I ), in Northbranch. Kansas. (30) Lots Two (2), Three (3), Four (4), Five (5), Six (6), Seven (7), Thir- teen (13), and Fourteen (14), all in Block One (1), Northbranch. Kansas. (31) Lot Eight (8), in Block One (I), Northbranch. Kansas. (32) Lots Fifteen (15) and Sixteen (16), in Block One (1). Northbranch. Kansas. (33) Redeemed (34) An undivided l/8th minerai interest in and to: Northeast Quarter of Northwest Quarter (NEI/4NWI/4): West Half of Northeast Quarter t w 1/2 NE I/4); South Half of Northwest Quar- ter (S 1/2NW 1/4); and Southwest Quar- ter (SWl/4), of Section Twelve (12). Township Two (2) South. Range Nine (9) West of the 6th P.M. (35) An undivided l/8th mineral interest in and to: Southeast Quarter of Southwest Quarter ( SE 1/4SW 114 ) of Section One (1), Township Two (2) South, Range Nine (93 West of the 6th P.M. (36) Redeemed (37) Lots One ( 1 ) and Two (2), m Block Five (5), in Brigham. Crill and Randall's First Addition to the City of Randall. Kansas. (38) The West 154 feet of a tract of land described as commencing at a point 330 feet East of the Southwest comer of Block 14, Original Town of Burr Oak, Kansas; thence East 355 feet; thence North to the waters edge of White Rock Creek: thence upstream along the waters edge of White Rock Creek to the section line: thence, along the section line West to a point due North of the place of beginning; thence South the place of beginning in Jewell County. Kansas. (39) Lot Four (4), less North Thirty (30) l'eet. Block One (I). Godfrey's Second Addition to City of Burr Oak. Kansas. (40) Redeemed Board of County Commissioners of the County of Jewell in the State of Kansas, Plaintiff Darrell E. Miller Jewell County Attorney and Attor- ney for Plaintiff ATTEST: Clerk of the District Court Jewell County, Kansas 8-3c (Published March 4. 2010, in the Jewell Coun O, Record) Results of the Market Study for Jewell County, January 1, 2010 Pursuant to K.S.A. 1995 Supp. 79- 1460a Residential Property A study of the residential real estate market indicated that the market is stable with no general upward or down- ward trend. Commercial Property A study of the real estate market indicated that the market is stable with no general upward or downward trend. Vacant Propert? A study of the real estate market for vacant lots indicated that the market is stable with no general upward or down- ward trend. Note: Values of certain properties may not follow the above trend be- cause of corrections in property char- acteristlcs, changes in the property or market conditions. Published by the Jewell County Appratser 9-1 c (First published March 4, 2010, in the Jewell Coun O, Record) In the District Court of Jewell County, Kansas In the Matter of the Estate of Ruth Phillips. also known as Ruth E. Phillips, Deceased Case 09-PR-16 NOTICE OF HEARING ON PETITION FOR FINAL SETTLEMENT The State of Kansas to all persons concerned: You are hereby notified that a peti- tion has been filed in said court by William Winkel and Kevin L. Phillips, executors of the will and of the estate of Ruth Phillips, also known as Ruth E. Phillips, deceased, asking for final settlement of said estate; for settle- ment and allowance of their account as executors: for approval of all acts and proceedings of such executors; for com- pensation for them and their attorneys; for a determination of the heirs, devi- sees and legatees of the decedent; for assignment of the assets and property of said estate to those entitled thereto; and for all other proper relief; and you are hereby required to file your written defenses thereto on or before March 26, 2010 at 9:30 a.m of said day, in said court, in the City of Mankato. Kansas. at which time and place said cause will be heard. Should you fail therein, judgment and decree will be entered in due course upon said peti- tion William Winkel and Kevin L. Phillips. executors of the will and of the estate of Ruth Phillips, also known as Ruth E. Phillips, Deceased Attest: John L. Bingham (Seal) District Magistrate Judge Weltmer-Phillips Law OffiCe P. O. Box 303, ,:: . Mankato, Kansas 66956-,;303 (785) 378-3172 " Attorne,, s/'or Executors 9-3c tPubiished March 4. 2010 in the Jewell Coun o, Record) ORDINANCE 226 An ordinance changing the monthly water rate in the City of Randall as a result of the increased rate to the city" froln Mitchell County Rural Water District No. 3. Be it ordained by the Governing Body of the City of Randall, Kansas: Section 1. That section one (1) or Ordinance 226 and all other ordinances relating to monthly water rates are hereby repealed as of the effective date of this ordinance. Section 2. The schedule for monthly water rates shall be as follows: $22.00 minilnum for the first one thousand (1000) gallons or less used and .80 cents per one hundred (100)/$8.00 per thousand (1000) gallons thereafter. Section 3. This ordinance shall take effect and be in full force as of the March 2010 billings which are due and payable during the first twenty (20) days of April and after this publication in the official city newspaper. 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Donald Bigham by Warren Joerg Mayor Cindy DeLeon City Clerk 9-1c (First published March 4, 2010, in the Jewell County Record) In the District Court of Jewell County, Kansas In the Matter of the Estate of Roy D. May, deceased No. 09-PR-20 NOTICE OF HEARING The State of Kansas to all persons concemed: You are hereby notified that a peti- tion has been filed in this court by CynthiaR.May, duly appointed, quali- fied and acting administrator of the estate of Roy D. May, deceased, pray- ing petitioner's acts be approved: ac- count be settled and allowed: the heirs be determined: the valid settlement agreement be construed and the estate be assigned to the persons entitled thereto: the court find the allowances requested for attorneys' and guardian ad litem fees and expenses are reason- able and should be allowed: the costs be determined and ordered paid; the administration of the estate be closed; upon the filing of receipts the peti- tioner be finally discharged as the ad- ministrator of the estate of Roy D. May, deceased, and the petitioner be released from further liability. You are required to file your writ- ten defenses thereto on or before March 26, 2010. at 10:30 o'clock a.m. in the district court, in Mankato. Jewell County, Kansas, at which time and place the cause will be heard. Should you fail therein, judgment and decree will be entered in due course upon the petition. Cynthia R. May, administrator Victor A. Davis. Jr. Weary Davis. L.C. 819 N. Washington Junction City. Kansas 66641 (785)762-22"10 Attorneys for Petitioner 9-3c (Published March 4. 2010 in the Jewell County Record) ORDINANCE 227 An ordinance relating to the monthly charge lot sewer service in the City of Randall. Kansas. Be it ordained by the governing body of the City of Randall: Section 1. That the sewer service charge rate for each consumer includ- ing commercial, institutional and indi- vidual unit shall be $10.00 per month Section 2. This ordinance shall be- come effective with the March bill which is due and payable for the first twenty (20) days of April. 2010. Section 3. All ordinances in con- flict herewith are hereby repealed as the effective date of this ordinance. Section 4. This ordinance shall take effect from and after its passage, adop- tion and publication in the official city newspaper, the Jewell County Record Adopted and passed by the govern- mg body of the City of Randall, Kan- sas signed by the mayor and attested to by the city clerk this 28th day of Feb- ruary 2010. Donald Bigham by Warren Joerg mayor Cindy DeLeon City Clerk 9-1c I I II I II I Kansas Legislative Review By Janis Lee i i As a result of the recession, Kansas tax revenues have declined for an un- precedented four straight years, while total spending has been slashed more than $1 billion in the last 18 months. Further cuts would potentially perma- nentl y damage our schools, programs for our senior citizens and disability populations, public safety and job cre- ation efforts. In the last few weeks many people in the 36th Senate district have con- tacted me expressing concern regard- mg reductions that have been made and more that may be made to the K through 12 education budget. I agree with this concern. While the legisla- ture did protect our schools fi'om the first round of cuts which were made last session, school funding was re- duced in the next three rounds of re- ductions. School districts are faced with not renewing teachers and elilninati ng pro- grams or increasing the local property taxes through an increase in the local option budget (if they have any author- ity left at the local level), Both of these options are unaccept- able. our students need to be presented with quality education and our local property tax payers cannot afford to have property taxes increased. That is why I agree with the Call your Kansas legislator at 800-432-3924 and tell him/her that you support House Bill 2537. Visit www.pmcaofks.org/beer for more information. House Bill 2537 will allow convemence stores and grocery stores the opportunity to sell beer that is the #arne strength as beer sold in liquor stores. Make your voice heard. Ask your legislator to change outdated beer laws in Kansas. CALL TODAY! O A.'.,:catlo O Krts$ Tom !e xecJtiv rCtor governor's recommendati on the legis- lature give serious consideration to ex- amining revenue enhancements. I am not willing to vote for any more cuts to education, nor for con- tinuing the 10 percent reductions in the Medicaid program nor for any more cuts to the various public safety agen- cies protecting the citizens of Kansas. I am continuing to examine the various agencies to determine if there are more opportunities for reductions m spend- ing without permanently damaging those agencies and to look at revenue options including but not limited to the sales tax as recommended by the gov- ernor. In an effort to protect the best inter- est of a child during custody, divorce or juvenile offender court cases. Sen- ate Bill 460 requires judges to make custody .orders, parenting time orders. or any orders related to the best interest of a child a priority over other family or juvenile justice court proceedings. SB 460 would also amend the law. giving courts the authority to place a child in the custody of someone other than the biological parent or parents if there is probable cause to believe the child's current guardians are unfit. Once a court has determined child cus- tody, placement details must be confi- dentially reported, and may only be publicized wfth express written con- sent or if an investigation has become public knowledge. I supported this bi 11 because it clari- ties current law and codifies court prac- tices regarding children in need of care and juvenile offenders. After more than five years of debate in both the House and Senate. the House has concurred with the Senate version of HB 2221. which will create the Kansas Indoor Clean Air Act. The bill makes the act of smoking unlawful in virtually all public places. Outdoor areas of any building or facility beyond the access points of the building or'facility and private lomes or residences, except when used as a day care home. would be exempted from the provisions of the bill. Each employer having a place Of employment that is an enclosed area will be required to provide a smoke- free workplace and to adopt and main- tain a written smoking policy that p r?- hibits smoking without exception m the place of employment, I supported HB 2221 because Kan- sas Medicaid pays an estimated $196 million per year to treat tobacco re- lated diseases. The overall medical cost to Kansans for tobacco related disease is $927 million annually. Based upon experience from neighboring states, it is estimated a clean indoor air law in Kansas will immediately save $21 million yearly in hospital charges by reducing the number of heart attacks provoked by secondhand smoke expo- sure. Because the senate approved HB 2221 last session, the bill will now go to the governor for his signature. The senate has now approved two bills dealing with texting when using a cell phone. The first. SB 351. prohibits text messaging while operating a moving motor vehicle. The bill would provide that a first conviction would be a traffic infraction and be subject to a $100 fine; except where a person convicted of this crime causes serious injury to another person as a result of the viola- tion. the person would be guilty of a class A misdemeanor. The bill would also clarify that the use of a voice-operated or hands-fi'ee device would be allowed and that a person would not be prohibited from reading, selecting, or entering a tele- phone number or name in a handheld wireless communication device for the purpose of making or receiving aphone call. Text messaging is even more dan- gerous than driving while intoxicated. The second bill would expand the state's harassment laws. making it a crime to harass someone using any type of telecommunications device. Although the bill includes all types of communication devices, such as fax machines and cell phones, the intent was to make it illegal for one person tc harass another us,ng text messages. Consider us your weda00ng Headquarters We can provia00 you with all Your wedaqng need}! Matching tableware Napkins Table covering Thank You Notes and much more 111 E. Main Mankato, Kan. 785-378-3191