Vehicle Burglaries in the St.George Area

Judy : February 11, 2016 12:27 pm : Alerts, Local News

The Pottawatomie County Sheriff’s Office and the St.George Police
Department continue to investigate vehicle burglaries in the St.George
area. These burglaries have occurred over the past several months, the
most recent on January 31, 2016. The victim reports on January 31st, his
unlocked pickup was entered and a Remington 12 gauge shotgun was taken from
the vehicle. The victim described the stolen shotgun as being camouflage
with a brown sling. The loss is estimated to be over 500.00 dollars. The
Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s assistance in investigating
these burglaries, if anyone has information please contact the Pottawatomie
County Sheriff’s Office at 785-457-3353. The Sheriff’s Office also
recommends removing any valuables and cash from your vehicle and keep your
vehicle locked at all times.

Exit Project Updates from Rock Creek High School from Cherrie Ann Lindsey-Exit Project Advisor

Judy : December 23, 2015 10:09 am : Uncategorized

Every year Rock Creek has a group of seniors present their “Exit Project” on the earliest possible date, Dec. 21.

This year … students took the opportunity to present on this early date. Students are given the opportunity but not forced to take it. They have the choice to wait and have more time to complete their project by choosing to present on the April date this upcoming spring. Yet senior Caleb Rogge chose to take the early date,
“I decided to go early because I really wanted to get it out of the way,” Rogge said, “And not have to worry about it second semester when I was involved in sports.”

Exit projects can range from running marathons to special effects makeup to making bronze statues. Every year Rock Creek sees unique projects and this year is no different, especially in the case of senior Logan Jensen,
“My project was summiting a 14,000 foot peak,” Jensen said, “It took me about 17 and a half hours to complete the whole project, all the steps included.”

Another unique project was seen from senior Seanna Fisher, who chose to learn methods, use, and show special effects makeup,
“I went to crypticon, which is comicon for scary movies,” Fisher said, “There were a lot of make-up artists, actors, and movie directors there. I got a lot of compliments on what I had done.”

With unique projects, brings the choice for a student to take their project beyond themselves and do something for others as well, senior Mariah Mathews chose to do that,
“I did a self-esteem workshop and inner beauty pageant for girls ages six through ten,” Mathews said, “I wanted to do it because it was something that I had been interested in and so when I was looking at my options it was something I wanted to do.”
Even though these students did complete the project on their own, they still had to be taught how to complete each step to the best of their ability. That is where their mentor comes into play. The mentor for each student must be a professional in the field of expertise the student is portraying in their project. Mentors come from all over the state and some are returning mentors,
“Last year actually I was a mentor for Nate Berard,” Jensens mentor, Ben Segal said, “He wanted to run a half marathon, so I was kind of his coach and helped train him.”

Exit projects can be a stressful time for students, yet mentors are there for their expertise and knowledge, but they are also there to support the student during their experience, and hope they take their knowledge and experience further in life.
“[I would want her to take] Success,” Mathews mentor, Melissa Eshelman said, “Her level of ability to start a project from scratch and I enjoyed seeing her become more assertive and more confident.”

Pasture Leases Made Easy Workshop-Della Sass

Judy : December 23, 2015 10:03 am : Uncategorized

Leasing land for farming and ranching has become a necessity to grow and stay competitive in today’s commercial agricultural. As a result, understanding how to effectively and equitably negotiate a land lease has risen in importance for both landowners and tenants. This workshop is designed to help both landowners and producers consider the factors that affect lease rates, contract terms, and risk exposure.

Topics covered in this workshop include explaining the differences and similarities of fixed cash versus AUM-based pasture leases and learning how to calculate an equitable lease using costs of production budgets and other market-based information.

This is a FREE 2 hour workshop. It is a one of the 2016 Pie & Coffee Series hosted by Pottawatomie County Extension Office and the Pottawatomie County Soil Conservation District.

Join us on Tuesday, January 12 beginning at 1:00 p.m. in the Sunflower Room, 612 E Campbell, Westmoreland.

56th Annual Cleburne Town/School Reunion

Judy : November 3, 2015 8:25 pm : Church & Community, Local Events, Local News

56th Annual Cleburne Town/School Reunion was held on Sunday September 20th, 2015 at the Olsburg American Legion. Twenty-nine persons enjoyed a pot luck dinner. Get-well cards were signed for eight persons and a memorial was held for 14 persons who had died since last year’s get together. The military was also remembered and honored. The Cleburne graduate’s are honored for every five year period. Those honored this year was the Class of 1940; Lowell Jones, Nadine Vilander Taylor, and Donna Jean Noble York. Class of 1945; Louise Webster and Marguerite Yantiss Johnson. Class of 1950; Shirley Peterson McClure, LaVera Fritzson Webster and Janet Netson Wiechmann. Class of 1955; Anna Hunter Williamson. Only Marguerite Johnson and LaVera Webster were able to attend this year of the honored classes. All three members of the Class of 1946 were present and two members of the 1948 class. The oldest living graduate is Ruth Ericson Core from the Class of 1932, otherwise there are no living graduates left through the Class of 1939. There are a total of 42 graduates still living, many stayed in the local area. The first graduating class was in 1920 with four graduates, the last graduating class was in 1958 with only one graduate. There were a total of 310 graduates in all the years of Cleburne High School. The final year for the Cleburne school system was in 1960. The next reunion will be held on September 18th, 2016 at the Legion Hall in Olsburg, with a potluck starting at 12:30.

I Dare You Award

Judy : November 3, 2015 8:19 pm : Church & Community, Local News

Justin Moser from Westmoreland, Kansas was presented with the “I Dare You Award” by sponsor Virginia Rezac at the Annual 4-H Achievement Ceremony. This award is given to a person who has demonstrated qualities of constructive leadership, Through community service, good citizenship and excellence in education within the home and community.

I Dare You Award winner

Kaw Valley State Bank

Judy : November 3, 2015 4:27 pm : Local Events, Uncategorized

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Town Hall meeting in Onaga

Judy : October 26, 2015 1:58 pm : Church & Community, Local Events, Local News

This post brought to you by Community HealthCare System and the Pottawatomie County Health Department

 

Community HealthCare System(CHCS) and the Pottawatomie County Health Department are seeking your input regarding the health of county citizens. These two organizations are conducting a Community Health Needs Assessment in follow up to one they conducted in 2012. Task forces within Pottawatomie County have worked on priority areas of identified need, including mental health, prevention, nutrition and obesity. Every three years, citizens are encouraged to participate in the county-wide health reassessment with updated statistics and input.

CHCS and Pottawatomie County Health Department extend an invitation to the public to attend one of two town hall meetings planned: Tuesday, November 3rd at 5:00 PM at the Senior Center, 200 Bypass Road, Onaga, KS

PLEASE SEE THEIR AD IN THE UPCOMING ISSUE OF THE ST MARYS STAR FOR TIMES AND DATES IN ST MARYS.

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Jr. Livestock Show

Judy : September 24, 2015 3:29 pm : Uncategorized

The List of youth from Pottawatomie County entered in the show.

Pottawatomie County
Brunkow, Isaac Westmoreland Market Lamb
Brunkow, Isaac Westmoreland Southdown Breeding Ewe
Brunkow, Isaac Westmoreland Southdown Breeding Ewe
Brunkow, Isaac Westmoreland Sheep Shmnshp
Brunkow, Tatum Westmoreland Market Lamb
Brunkow, Tatum Westmoreland Market Lamb
Brunkow, Tatum Westmoreland Shropshire Breeding Ewe
Brunkow, Tatum Westmoreland Comm Ewes
Brunkow, Tatum Westmoreland Sheep Shmnshp
Daloia, Breanna Onaga Hereford Breeding Heifer
Daloia, Tharrin Onaga Hereford Breeding Heifer
Derouchey, Jacob St Marys Market Barrow
Derouchey, Jacob St Marys Market Barrow
Derouchey, Jacob St Marys Swine Showmanship
Derouchey, James St Marys Market Barrow
Derouchey, James St Marys Market Barrow
Derouchey, James St Marys Duroc Gilt
Derouchey, James St Marys Commercial Gilt
Derouchey, James St Marys Swine Showmanship
Derouchey, Jenna St Marys Market Barrow
Derouchey, Jenna St Marys Market Barrow
Derouchey, Jenna St Marys Duroc Gilt
Derouchey, Jenna St Marys Light AOB Gilt
Derouchey, Jenna St Marys Swine Showmanship
Dugan, Spencer St George Simmental Pct Breeding Heifer
Figge, Chelsey Onaga Angus Breeding Heifer
Figge, Delaney Onaga Hereford Breeding Heifer
Figge, Kady Onaga Angus Breeding Heifer
Figge, Kady Onaga Angus Breeding Heifer
Figge, Tyree Onaga Hereford Breeding Heifer
Forge, Skyler St George Simmental Breeding Heifer
Forge, Skyler St George Beef Showmanship
Hinrichsen, Cale Westmoreland Angus Breeding Heifer
Hinrichsen, Cale Westmoreland Angus Breeding Heifer
Hinrichsen, Cale Westmoreland Simmental Breeding Heifer
Hinrichsen, Cale Westmoreland Beef Showmanship
Hinrichsen, Eva Westmoreland Angus Breeding Heifer
Hinrichsen, Eva Westmoreland Angus Breeding Heifer
Hinrichsen, Eva Westmoreland Angus Breeding Heifer
Hinrichsen, Eva Westmoreland Simmental Pct Breeding Heifer
Hinrichsen, Eva Westmoreland Beef Showmanship
Marple, Laney Westmoreland Hereford Breeding Heifer
Marple, Laney Westmoreland Simmental Pct Breeding Heifer
Marple, Logan Westmoreland Hereford Breeding Heifer
Minihan, Molly Wheaton Commercial Breeding Heifer
Minihan, Wade Wheaton Commercial Breeding Heifer
Minihan, Wade Wheaton Market Lamb
Minihan, Wade Wheaton Sheep Shmnshp
Minihan, Wyatt Wheaton Commercial Breeding Heifer
Moser, Allison Westmoreland Hereford Breeding Heifer
Moser, Ryan Westmoreland Hereford Breeding Heifer
Olson, Michael Olsburg Simmental Pct Breeding Heifer
Olson, Rylee Olsburg Simmental Pct Breeding Heifer
Peverley, Brandi Wamego Yorkshire Gilt
Peverley, Brandi Wamego Commercial Gilt
Peverley, Brandi Wamego Swine Showmanship
Riffel, Kara Westmoreland Meat Goat
Riffel, Kara Westmoreland Comm Doe Kid
Riffel, Kara Westmoreland Goat Showmanship
Riffel, Kyle Westmoreland Meat Goat
Riffel, Kyle Westmoreland Comm Doe Kid
Riffel, Kyle Westmoreland Goat Showmanship
Rookstool, Mason Wamego Market Lamb
Rookstool, Mason Wamego Comm Ewes
Rookstool, Mason Wamego Sheep Shmnshp
Schaake, Shilo Westmoreland Market Steer
Schaake, Shilo Westmoreland Market Steer
Schaake, Shilo Westmoreland Market Lamb
Schaake, Shilo Westmoreland Market Lamb
Schaake, Shilo Westmoreland Hampshire Breeding Ewe
Schaake, Shilo Westmoreland Comm Ewes
Schaake, Shilo Westmoreland Sheep Shmnshp
Schneider, Channing Wamego Commercial Breeding Heifer
Schneider, Channing Wamego Beef Showmanship
Sylvester, Ethan Wamego Simmental Pct Breeding Heifer
Sylvester, Ethan Wamego Market Lamb
Sylvester, Ethan Wamego Comm Ewes
Sylvester, Ethan Wamego Commercial Gilt
Sylvester, Ethan Wamego Comm Doe Kid
Sylvester, Ethan Wamego Comm Doe Kid
Sylvester, Jordan Wamego Market Steer
Sylvester, Jordan Wamego Market Lamb
Sylvester, Jordan Wamego Meat Goat
Sylvester, Jordan Wamego Comm Doe Kid
Sylvester, Jordan Wamego Comm Doe Kid
Sylvester, Jordan Wamego Beef Showmanship
Sylvester, Jordan Wamego Sheep Shmnshp
Sylvester, Jordan Wamego Goat Showmanship
Weaber, Madelyn Wamego Angus Breeding Heifer
Weaber, Madelyn Wamego Hereford Breeding Heifer
Weaber, Madelyn Wamego Beef Showmanship

The Fine Arts Guild to Host Event

Judy : September 10, 2015 11:21 pm : Uncategorized

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