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4B:TRE 80PERIOR EXPRESS Thursday, March5, 2015 RHHS Lady Grizzlies endseason with loss at Sub-state The-Rock;Hills High School Lady Grizzlies closed out their season with three consecutive losses. The Pike 'Valley Lady Panthers downed Rock Hills'at Mankato, 52-26, last Tuesday. A trip to Osborne, Friday, resulted in a regular season ending 34-23 loss. The Lady" Grizzlies exited sub-state play, Monday, when they fell to Lakeside, 43-32, at Clifton-Clyde. The Lady Grizzlies played a com- pedtiye?fir~t half against Pike Valley, trailing 2-5-]20at the half. They were a different tearn in the second half, scor- ing.only 6 points while the Lady Pan- thers put up 27. Emily Reed scored 16 points. Allison Railsback dropped in eight points. Lainee Eakins and Kaylee Hadle added one point apiece. Terri Slick, Hannah Daniels and Shyann Fernandez all saw playing time. The Lady Grizzlies made large strides as the season progressed though the improvement does not show in the won-10ss column. The players became a cohesive unit. They lost several close games .and .'they never gave up. The team will miss the departure of Reed, Daniels. Eakins and Emily Cox to graduation. It will be up to the under- classmen to fill the leadership and scor- ing voids left with their leaving. Kaci Nichols, first year head coach, is opti- mistic about the future, noting that the freshman contributed significantly to this season's campaign. They will re- turn with more experience and a better vision of what it takes to win at the highest level. RHHSGrizzlies close out regular season play with a loss The Rock Hills High School Griz- zlies entered their final week of regular season play with a 54-46 win over the Pike Valley Panthers at Mankato, last Tuesday. They were not successful in their regtila-r season finale, Friday, as they fell to Osborne 59-45, atOsbome The Grizzlies found themselves trailing the Panthers 13-7 after the first quarter cam'e to an end. They reversed positions-in the second, coming up with a 21 -.20 halftime lead. Both teams forgot about defense in the third quar- ter. Rock Hills scored 17 and Pike Valley-PUt up 16, with the Grizzlies holding a 38- 36 lead heading into the final.quarter. The Grizzlies consistent offensive pl_aypaid off as they put up 16 points to the Panthers 10 in the final frame to hang on for a 54-46 win. The Osborne Bulldogs lived up to their nickname. Rock Hills was off to a 14-5 first quarter lead and things were looking good for the Grizzlies. Osborne ratcheted up the tempo in the second period while Rock Hills lagged behind. When the half rolled around, the Bulldogs had erased-the deficit-and held a three point, 28-25 lead. The see saw continued in the third with the Grizzlies taking a one point, 36-35 lead in the final quarter. The Bulldogs Went back to t,he up-tempo game plan and the Grizzlies plodded along. The teams wet6 tied with four minutes left in the game. Then the nightmare be- came reality. Osborne sank two three pointers and six out of seven free throws to blow opdn the game. The final score, 59-45, did noCreflect the closeness of the contest for, most of the game. Joel Broeckelman led the Grizzly scorers with 13 points while picking off eight rebounds. Tucker Johanek Hannah Daniels (11), a senior for the Lady Grizzlies, scored the first basket of the game Monday evening n the Sub- State action held at Clifton-Clyde High School. Emily Reed (30), also a senior for the Lady Grizzlies, closed in for the rebound. The Lady Grizzlies saw their season come to a close being defeated by Lakeside by the score of 43 to 32. finished with 12 points and four re- bounds. Logan Schwerman tallied 12 points and three rebounds. Tycen Higer accounted for nine points and two re- bounds. Sam Flinn contributed six points and clamped onto 10 rebounds. Jake Spiegel tossed through two points and grabbed a rebound. Drew Beam made off with three reboundsl Grant Davis and A. J. Fettig nabbed a re- bound apiece. Johanek broke out for 17 points and two rebounds against Osborne. Schwerman accounted for 12 points and four rebounds. Broeckelman put through eight points and gathered up four rebounds. Beam hit a free throw for a point and nailed down a rebound. Davis secured five rebounds. The Grizzlies began sub-state play, Tuesday, against Kensington-Thunder Ridge at Clifton-Clyde. Game results were unavailable at press time. Look- ing ahead, should the Grizzlies win, they would play Osborne, today (Thurs- day). Friendship Meals March 9-13 Monday - porcupine meatballs, scal- loped potatoes, green beans, fruit. Tuesday - turkey, potatoes, gravy, corn, fruited gelatin. Wednesday - baked chicken, maca- roni and cheese, carrots, pears. Thursday - chili mac, corn, cole- slaw, peaches, cornbread. Friday - chicken, potatoes, gravy, broccoli, pineapple crumble. Meals delivered by the Methodist church. Our Voice Submitted by Sherri Jeffery Each year for the past 16 years, the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States has recognized three exceptional teachers for their outstanding commit- ment to teach Americanism and pa- triotism to their students. The Smart-Maher VFW National S o -- Citizenship Education Teacher Award emor Center News . 'reorients" are selected from entries The Senior Center hosted a ~alen- su~hted by local VFW posts~in the tine rne~l in Februaryl More than 100 Ufi~ted States and overseas. The en- people attended for a chicken .fried tries detail a local teacher's act of pro- steak dinner. A group from Jewell en- moting civic responsibility, flag eti- tertained with old fashioned love songs quette and patriotism in the classroom. and a drawing was held. The VFW There are three categories of com- Auxiliary donated baked goods to be petition: elementary school (K-5), given away at the event, middle school (6-8) and high school Great things are happening at the (9-t2).Thenationalwinnerofthefirst Senior Center and we welcome any- : category (K-5)isAnneParker Komara, one who would like to be involved. We a fifth grade teacher at Ottobine El- are adding Pinochle to our card c~ub ementary Schoolin Daytona, Virginia. and changing the day to Fridays at At the middle school level, Melinda 10:30 a.m. Organizing a prayer and Hailton, a seventh grade social studies craft group is in the works starting this teacher River Ben Middle School in spring! We are also planning to host a Claremont, N.C., was named winner. game night this March. We will be The: winner for the high school level advertising the date soon! was Craig Blackman a history teacher 3 Envelopes Flyers Sale Bills Stationery Invitations Ionia Cemetery. Lunch was served in the church annex. Friday, Leon and Karen Boden went to Wichita to attend the KCDA Treble Honor Choir concert; their granddaugh- ter, Elyse Boden, was a member of the choir. This choir was made up of 214 singers chosen from fifth through ninth graders in the state from a submitted audition tape. Leon and Karen stayed with Scott and Rachel Boden and fam- ily at their home in Goessel. Saturday night, Leon helped at the annual Knights of Columbus pancake supper at the cafe in Esbon. Karen attended the supper. Sunday night, Dick and Gloria Schlaefli met Ron and Dianna Goad, Salina, at a cafe in Beloit"and had supper together. Roger and Arrilla Fedde stayed Wednesday through Monday in Rogers, Ark. Many of their family members stayed the weekend with them in Rogers. A dinner was held to cel- ebrate Arrilla's birthday and those at- tending besides the guest of honor were Roger Fedde, Leslie Fedde of Orlando, Fla., Bruce and Kim Fedde of Ponder, Texas, Terry and Cynthia VCunderle, Guthrie, Okla., Hal and Bonnie Schmidt, Fallbrook, Calif., Lois Blackburn, Ernest and Vera Fedde, Rogers, Ark. Thursday night; Dick and Gloria Schlaefli visited at the home of D wight and Beverly F];ost, Esbon. Golden Years Club meets in Mankato Large or Small t. For All Your Printing Needs. Business Cards Announcements Carbonless Forms Computer Stationery Continuous Forms Programs Graphic Design Brochures The Golden Years Club met Feb. 27, at 11 a.m. in the Mankato Commu- nity Center meeting room. Elaine Smith, president, called the meeting to order and welcomed eight members. The flag salute was recited. A business expiring contracts to renew them by exceeding stewardship threshq~N for two or more existing natural frsource concerns or by meeting stewardship thresholds for at least two new natural resource concerns sach as improving water quality or soil health. The 2014 Farm Bill includes an expanded con- servation activity list that offers farm- ers more options to address natural resource challenges. New conserva- tion activities include testing the ef- fects of cover crops on soil quality, incorporating wildlife-beneficial man- agement, and using innovative imga- tion efforts to reduce water use. Banks added the Conservation Stewardship Program will also help broaden the impacts of NRCS Land- scape Conservation Initiatives which accelerates private lands conservation activities to address particular goals, such as creating habitat for at-risk spe- cies and conserving water. In Kansas, these include the Lesser Prairie- Chicken Initiative and the Ogallala Aquifer Initiative. CSP pays participants for conser- vation performance: the better the per- formance, the higher the payment. Nearly 70 million acres have been en- rolled in the program nationally since its launch in 2009. About 9.300 con- tracts covering over 12 million acres in the U.S. are nearing the end of their five year term. Banks said that all farmers inter- ested in CSP should contact their local NRCS offices, keeping in mind the two different deadlines for new appli- cations is March 13, and for renewals is March 31. More information about CSP is available on the Kansas NRCS web site at: http://www.nrcs.usda.gov/ wps/portal/nrcs/main/ks/programs/fi- nancial/csp. meeting was held and Abby Elkins, site manager, presented her report. The What's the difference Valentine's supper was a success, with at Indian]~iver High School in Chesa- meals served to 108 people. A group bet"~een pine tip peake Bay, Va. from Jewell sang old songs which wasblight and pine wilt? Each teacher receives a $1,000 re- enjoyed by all. By Jenae Ryan, ward for their professional develop- Abby has been contacting prior Post Rock Extension District ment and another $1,000 for their members, churches, other towns and Even if you are not from Mitchell school. In addition, all three teachers seniors not attending at Mankato, with County, you probably remember the receiveanall-expense-paidtriptoPitts- phone calls, fyers, and letters to get burgh, Pa., where the awards will be more seniors involved. A prayer group devastating hail storm that came through the Beloit area last fall around presented during the 2015 VFW Na- is in the process of forming. The card Labor Day weekend. The immediate tional Convention, July 18-22. games of pitch at 10:30 on Fridays has effects in terms of crop loss and dam- If you know of someone who you been lots of fun for all involved. A age to homes were clearly evident. think is deserving of this award, please Pinochle group is in the planning too. What you might not realize is the long nominate them for next year's compe- Norma Fiehler is organizing a once term effects of the hail storm on pine tition by Nov. 1,2015. Informationcan a month 'make and take it' craft after- trees in the area. be found on the website www.vfw.org, noon. There will be a wide variety of Ihavehadsomecallsrecently where PaidSubmssion things tO make with various leaders, homeowners were concerned about I Time and places will be announced at their pine trees turning brown and dy- Ionia a later time. Shelving is needed in the storage ing. At first glance it appears to be pine wilt but all samples tested negative for Pastor Gerry Sharp broughtthe Sun- room and will be built by volunteers that disease. Jon Appel, plant patholo- Solomon Valley Transportation, gist with the Kansas Department of day morning message at Ionia United Osborne, has hired two drivers for the Agriculture, came out to visit the area Methodist Church. The message was van to be placed at Mankato, for all of with me to determine what could be titled "Here He Is" and scriptures read Jewell County. Norma Fiehler is one were Mark 1:9-15. Ann Colson was of the drivers. The cost will be $2 causing the tree damage. It turns out the pianist and Brad Kohn was the going to other towns or just around that the hail caused damage which led usher. Communion was was prepared Jewell County, and $2 coming home. to an outbreak of pine tip blight. Let's by Teresa Hoffman. It was announced . Barb Thomas reported onlthe Good _ discuss the differences between the that a Bible study called "The Shack" Samaritan Society and the Outpatient twO, diseases and whar-w~ can do lo help our trees recover. - will start the second Sunday in April in Services they provide. They ~vili be at the evening and will be held at Ionia the Mankato site the first Friday of Pine Tip Blight: tip blight is caused United Methodist Church. Bible study each month for the birthdays of that by the fungus Diplodia Pinea, which books are available by contacting Pas- month during lunch bringing cake and affects Austrian, Scots, Ponderosa, and tor Sharp. Mugo pines. Normally tip blight symp- Volunteers fromIoniaUnitedMeth- answering questions. toms first appear in late May or early The next Golden Years Club meet- June. The fungus attacks the newly odist Church are scheduled to help ingwiUbeheldFriday, March 27, at l l developing needle shoots and they fail volunteers from the First Baptist a.m. in Mankato. This is the club that to grow. In severe cases, the fungus Church at the Thrift Shop, Mankato, plans activities, etc., for the Friendship cancausecankersinthebrancheswhich on March 6 and 7. Meals program. Exciting things are Sunday, March 81 is the next sched-happening! Your ideas and participa- can lead to branch die-back. The fungus survives in dead shoots, uled lenten supper and service, 5 to 7 tion would be greatly appreciated, branches, and pine cones. Small black p.m. at Burr Oak United Methodist Come and bring a friend. Church. Rod Rose will be bringing the specks, the spore producing part of the message. March 11, 7 p.m., there will Deadlines all.flounced fungi, can be seen on infected pine be a Jewell County United Methodist cones. Mature trees are more suscep- Parish Council meeting held at Ionia for consei~ation tible to severe infection. Due to the United Methodist Church. stewardship pro~raln stress the hail storm placed on the pine Wednesday morning, the funeral trees and the humidity after the storm, for Cecil Hillman was held at Ionia The USDA's Natural Resources the trees were susceptible to the fungus United Methodist Church. Rod Rose Conservation Service (NRCS) is of- later than normal. conducted the service. The church was fering a renewal option through March Pine Wilt: pine wilt is caused by the filled to capacity. Gloria Schlaefli was 31 for eligible agricultural producers pine wilt nematode, a microscopic the pianist and soloist. Burial was in and forest landowners with expiring worm-like creature that feeds and re- Conservation Stewardship Program produces in the vascular system of the (CSP) contracts, tree. The nematodes clog the vascular ~h~ ~1"~ State conservationist Eric Banks system, leading to wilting and tree ? said farmers may renew their existing death in as little as a few weeks to a few l~[W2~k~ir contracts on a noncompetitive basis if months. The pine wilt nematode is ~k, C R E D I T U N 10 N they are willing to adopt additional transmitted by the pine sawyer beetle. ~-~-~'-~ ~ conservation activities aimed at help- Scots pines are the most susceptible to Mankato ing them achieve higher levels of con- pine wilt, although in some cases Aus- Sports Preview servation on their farms, forests and trian, White, and Mugo pines could ranches, become infected. Sunday, March 11- Saturday, March 14 Farmers without CSP Contracts can Storm Damage: The hailstones in- apply for the voluntary program until juredthetreesandallowedfortipblight High School Basketball March 13, which is an extension of the infection to occur. However, some of State Tournament previouslyannounceddeadlinefornew the needle death or browning on older March 13 Dance and Cheer Teams applications, pine needles could simply be hail or to perform at StateBanks said changes in the 2014 wind damage from the storm. In this Basketball Game, 8:15 Farm Bill allow CSP participants with case, the tree might be able to put on Money Orders, Official Checks, Credit Life In- new growth and pull through in the surance, Credit Disability Insurance, Photo- , spring. We will have to wait it out and copies, Fax Service, CheckCashing, ATMCards, see if the trees will recover this spring. 2 FCU ATM's in Beloit, Savings Bonds, Night De- pository, Direct Deposits and Deductions, Pay- Pasture Clearing What can you One of the best roll Deposits and Deductions, Notary Service, ways to keep trees healthy is to make Share Certificates, Loans, Credit Counseling, sure they are not under stress. Too Interact,Drive ThrUMemberin Beloit,Access,VoiceATMResponSeand Debit CardUnit' Pasture tree clearing much water, ornot enough, can reduce the tree' s vigor and make it susceptible Available. Post hole drilling to a variety of diseases or pests. .... General dirt or lot work If the tree has less than 40 percent of the branches affected, it may be best to Snow removal " wait and see if the tree will put on new shots andrecover this spring. By late Na~alCredrt UnionAdmintslratKm.aU S.G ..... ,A~n~/ Rodney Payne, 785-545-5141 June homeowners will be able to see if Brent Beck, 785-545-5427 the new growth has appeared and if the tree is improving. Trees with more than 40 percent of the crown affected will likely need to be removed, regard- less if it is due to disease or environ- mental stress. If the disease is pine tip blight, remove any infected residue (dropped COUPON CODE 95916 ~ =x r=~,ln ~ ~w trims oay. olscoam may nol be t~omotion. Type ol tocm fileci ts I~ on you~ per so,at t~ sit t,a~o~ ~ IRS rt~t~egt~. ~ il translelrea and i ~aere ~ C~ r~ I)e prese~ed W*O~ to con~L~ ol ia~ ~ el~ge ilt ~. A new C.~ is a~ mdr.~,aal wtlo ad na m~ H&R 61oc~ o~ice se,~lces to p~l~le ~ c~ her 2013 tax retur~ Io casll ~L,e EXp~ ~ri 15. 2015. 06 IP#813~96 (o2015 HRB/Ix Grote, ',,re 15-32 ~~~,,~~EBrdSt Sp~or, Neb6~978 II''"a''''i ! I reet* u (1-2 office category) FarmRetur.s Qnarterlylletllrlls " .............................................. Corporations Payroll ":: i',!i:i'-iiii! iii':!!! ! iiiiiiii' iiiii',", 113 N MIll Self-employed Bookkeeping Beloit, KS Business Returns " V/-Z's, 1099's Partnerships Heavy Use Tax 785-738-581)1 Trusts and Estate Open "fear Round % tSentricon Colony Elimination System needles, dead branclaes, and pine cones). This will help to reduce the amount of fungal spores in the area that can lead to further infections. Older trees may need to be removed. Smaller trees are still actively growing new shoots and new roots, and therefore they may recover more easily. Water and fertilize as needed to help the younger trees promote new growth. Branch samples can be taken to verify the presence of the nematode if pine wilt is suspected. If the test is positive, the tree should be cut down as soon as possible. April first is the rec- ommended date. before new pine saw- yer beetles emerge in early May. The infected tree needs to be chipped or burned to destroy the beetles and nema- todes. When considering replacement trees, avoid planting a monoculture where only one species of tree is planted. Choose a couple different spe-. cies, both evergreen and deciduous." Then if a disease appears, it will only affect a percentage of the trees and not wipe out the entire planting.- If pine wilt is a problem, avoid planting Scots pines due to their high susceptibility to the disease. Please contact the extension office if you have any questions about these pine diseases!-I hate to tell anyone that they have to cut down their trees, but we must be aware that these diseases are present and be diligent in scouting to catch any symptoms early in the growing season. Jewell Co. Memories Continued from page 1 Several from Randall attended the Palmer Museum benefit in Jewell. Wendell and Karen Moyer. Ionia, attended the Valentine's Ball at the Senior Center in Gawker City. 10 Years Ago Tessa Douglas and Matt Winkle were crowned Sweetheart King and Queen at Jewell High School. Jewell County Recycle Center, Mankato, has received a new crusher that will crush glass, aluminum and tin on site. The USD 278 Board of Education accepted the resignation of Irene Ort- man, long-time elementary teacher. The resignation is effective at the end of this school year. A Jewell County landmark remains atop a hill overlooking the Buffalo Valley south of Jewell. Though it is just a shell of a house, many of the limestone blocks stubbornly remain in spite of strong Kansas winds, storms and the ravages of time. Jami Underwood, Burr Oak, is fix- ing up a house in the northwest part of town to serve as a beauty shop. Fire Chief Archie Thompson, Ran- dall, was passing out surveys needed in the application l?br a new fire station, c~nununity room and Ifbfftry: He noted that the six fire deparmSents in the county/ire working tbgether to obtain grants tot a better communications system through the Home Security government agency. Esbon EMS welcomed two new first responders, Bill Allen and Joe White. Adam Elliott, Mankato, was the new soil conservationist at the Natural Resources Conservation Service dis- trict office, Mankato. Joe Anderson, Randall, retired as Randall city treasurer, a position he held for 50 years. Kelly and Sonja Beratto assumed ownership of The Jewell, a cafe in Jewell. They planned several changes in service, including installing a soft ice cream machine. Jewell County added a sheriff's in- vestigator, Jonas McEntire. Glen Stephens, Mankato, had been trucking in the area for 70 years. Projects he worked on included the present courthouse, various roads and highways in the area and the Glenn Elder Dam. An account for the Randall Cem- etery directory was opened at the Randall Bank. The announcement was made at a Randall City Council meet- ing. Susan Topliff, Jewell, began her new position as Jewell County Com- munity Development coordinator. Mankato City Council members dealt with the donation of the Ute The- atre building and a water rate increase. Seattle imposes non-recyclng fines The New Year has brought any number of new challenges into our lives-including a law that requires the residents of Seattle to separate food waste for recycling. The regulation states "single-fam- ily properties whose garbage contains more than 10 percent recyclables or food waste by volume would receive a notice on their garbage container and a $1 fine will be levied on their bi- monthly garbage bill." But there is a grace period until fines are actually imposed. Residents will have until June to comply. But, beware. Until then, food waste law breakers will have to bear the shame of a highly visible, bright red sticker af- fixed to their garbage bins for all to see. SERVING THIS AREA FOR OVER 50 YEARS! Bed bugs, termites and other insects, rodent control, bare ground weed control Monthly - Bi-Monthly & Seasonal Services Available 109 West 5th, Concordia, Kan. 78 ,-743-2554 . 1-800-748-8184 =