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                                                                                                                                                               A LADYBUG CRAWLS ALONG THE
                                                                                                                                                               UNDERSIDE OF A DOGWOOD BLOOM
                                                                                                                                                               MONDAY ON THE CAMPUS OF
                                                                                                                                                               OTTAWA UNIVERSITY.
                                                                                                                                                                 ELLIOT J. SUTHERLAND                            APRIL 22, 2008
                                                                                                                                                                 THE OTTAWA HERALD

                                          County to seek bids on Hadley design
         THE STATE
                                                                                         There is, however, the possibility that
                                                                                                                                                                            IN OTHER BUSINESS
Gatschet’s first appearance                           By KALEY LYON
                                                         pursuing the design and construction
    in court postponed                     The Ellis County Commission voted          process separate from the proposal could
                                                                                                                                             Also at Monday’s Ellis County Commission     discussed the new lagoon sewer system at
   The first appearance of              to take another small step forward in          result in higher costs, said Chairman Den-           meeting:                                       the fairgrounds and funding for the project,
Timothy Paul Gatschet, 58,             possible acquisition of Hadley Center          nis Pfannenstiel.                                      • Sen. Janis Lee, D-Kensington, presented    which is estimated to cost up to $15,000.
was moved from this morning            property Monday morning.                          “I can see your point, and it’s a good            commissioners with a plaque commemorat-          • Commissioners renewed an annual lease
to 1:30 p.m. May 14.                       In a unanimous decision, commission-       point. But here again, what if ?” he said.           ing Ellis County’s rank of second best rural
   Gatschet, 2511 Victoria             ers opted to have County Counselor Bill        “If we hire another architect ... what if it                                                        agreement with the Citizen Review Board,
                                                                                                                                           county to live in, as chosen by Progressive
Road, was arrested April 10            Jeter draft requests for proposals from        comes in at $4.5 million instead? Then we                                                           which rents space in the Court Services
                                                                                                                                           Farmer magazine. A Senate resolution was
in Wichita after a pipe bomb           architectural firms to assist the county in     have another $500,000.”                                                                             building.
and other bomb-making sup-                                                                                                                 passed congratulating the county.
                                       the possible design process.                      Commissioners, however, agreed to                   • Commissioners were informed of prog-
                                                                                                                                                                                            • Emergency Management Coordinator
plies were reportedly found in             The original Hadley proposal included      pursue the option of possibly securing                                                              Addie Homburg said the tornado siren in
his rural home.                                                                                                                            ress regarding a nuisance complaint on St.
                                       $1 million for acquisition and an additional   architectural services on their own.                 John’s Street in Catherine.                    Munjor is in need of repair, and commission-
   He was charged with
possession of an explosive
                                       $4 million for an optional turnkey renova-        This could delay the project by as many             • Lieutenant of Communications Oveta         ers approved the purchase of a new control-
device April 11.                       tion project. At Monday’s meeting, com-        as 120 days after a firm is selected while            Ford discussed a Kansas Wireless En-           ler in the amount of almost $1,700.
   “The pipe bomb was con-             missioners spoke in favor of the traditional   architects work to create schematic plans,           hanced 911 grant received in the amount of       • Health Administrator Butch Schlyer and
structed of galvanized pipe            design, bid and construction process rather    said Spec Woods, an architect with Woods             about $141,000.                                Information Technology Director Mike Leiker
and gun powder, complete               than accepting the $4 million option.          & Starr Associates.                                    • Fair Board President Loran Zimmerman       presented their monthly reports.
with a fuse,” Ellis County At-             “The idea they’ve offered us, the turn-       Woods also has worked with county
torney Tom Drees said.                 key option, that’s a nice deal, but I don’t    department heads in creating floor plans
                                       think there’s enough transparency to it,”      provided at the expense of Hadley Center           would affect the county mill levy, which is      high. The estimates do not take valuation
   Gatschet bonded out of
                                       Commissioner Perry Henman said. “Plus,         for the turnkey option.                            37.337.                                          into consideration, he said.
the Ellis County jail on April
12.                                    we’re really taking a big leap of faith on        In other business, commissioners heard             If commissioners pursue a bond in the            Furthermore, these figures were based
                                       just paying $5 million, and that’s what it’s   from Rick Ensz, financial adviser regard-           amount of $5.5 million, this figure could         on the proposed $5 million acquisition
  Legislators begin work               going to cost to do. Maybe it’s a bargain      ing the potential property purchase.               increase to 38.7, while a bond of $6 mil-        and turnkey remodel of the Hadley
 on year’s last budget bill            ... but I’d sleep better at night knowing         At the request of the commissioners,            lion could result in a mill levy of 38.824,      Center’s north wing. It is not yet known
                                       what things should actually cost and hav-      Ensz examined how bonds issued in the              Ensz said.                                       how much it could cost for the traditional
   TOPEKA (AP) — Legisla-              ing some competition there.”                   amount of $5.5 million and $6 million                 These figures, however, likely are a bit       design, bid and construction process.
tors have started work on the
year’s last budget bill.
   The measure is necessary

                                                                                                                                                                 HMC takes over
to finish the spending plan
for state government for the
fiscal year beginning July 1.
The entire budget is likely to
be about $13.6 billion.

                                                                                                                                                                 clinic’s operation
   The House Appropriations
Committee began meeting
Monday to review vari-
ous spending proposals. It
expects to wrap up its work
   Its Senate counterpart
plans to draft a rival version                                                                                                                                        By KALEY LYON                 recruited, the increased service
of the same bill Wednesday                                                                                                                                             availability will recruit more
and Thursday.                                                                                                                                                    As of Friday, Hays Orthopae-       patients and lead to additional
   Lawmakers have already                                                                                                                                    dic Clinic officially is owned by       growth in the other branches of
approved the bulk of the next                                                                                                                                Hays Medical Center.                   orthopaedic care, Jeter said.
state budget.                                                                                                                                                    The acquisition follows about         The clinic, formerly owned
   But last week, they re-                                                                                                                                   nine months of preliminary             by a local group of profession-
ceived a new, more pessimis-                                                                                                                                 discussions and will allow for         als, will retain its original name.
tic fiscal forecast. They might                                                                                                                               new possibilities in orthopaedic       A separate name and logo for
have to rethink some of their                                                                                                                                care, said Dr. John Jeter, CEO of      the newly formed orthopaedic
previous decisions.                                                                                                                                          HMC.                                   institute, however, soon will be
   The entire Legislature                                                                                                                                        “They are now part of the          released, he said.
reconvenes April 30.                                                                                                                                         Hays Medical Center family,”              “The institute really describes
                                                                                                                                                             Jeter said. “We’re excited about       all the parts of orthopaedic care,
    Fort Riley brigade                                                                                                                                       it, and I think they’re excited        one of which is the orthopaedic
   nearly fully returned                                                       Blaine Werth, a plant science technician with the farm unit                   about the possibilities.”              clinic,” Jeter said. “Because of
                                                                               at Kansas State University Agricultural Research Center,                          While it was business as usual     the integration ... physicians

                                                Field prep
   FORT RILEY (AP) — The
large part of a Fort Riley                                                     tills a field Monday near the intersection of Vine and U.S.                    Monday, the week’s beginning           will be much more involved
brigade is heading home to                                                     Highway 183 Bypass in Hays.                                                   also marked the first day of the        in expansion of orthopaedic
Kansas.                                                                                                                                                      change.                                services.”
   Approximately 300 sol-                                                      RAYMOND HILLEGAS • HAYS DAILY NEWS                                                The hospital hopes the new            It’s also important to note
diers of the Fourth Brigade                                                                                                                                  integration will spur innovation       patients will not see a signifi-
Combat Team of the First                                                                                                                                     and increase the availability of       cant difference in the services
Infantry Division, will ar-                                                                                                                                  orthopaedic care, Jeter said.          provided, said Jodi Schmidt,
rive this afternoon after 15                                                                                                                                     Using an institute model simi-     vice president of rural health

                                       Enrollment decline at USD 489
months in Iraq. More than                                                                                                                                    lar to that of HMC’s DeBakey           development.
3,200 soldiers have returned                                                                                                                                 Heart Institute, the Hays Or-             “I don’t think the patients
from the deployment since                                                                                                                                    thopaedic Clinic, outpatient re-       are going to see any difference
April 10.                                                                                                                                                    habilitation, High Plains Sports       in terms of the clinic itself,” she
   A group of 150 soldiers                                                                                                                                   Medicine and the hospital’s hand       said.

                                       projected to slow through 2013
arrived in March and an-                                                                                                                                     care and joint care centers will          There are three orthopaedic
other group of similar size
                                                                                                                                                             join to provide more expansive         surgeons on-staff at the clinic.
will be home next month
to complete the brigade’s
                                                                                                                                                             services, he said.                     While no positions were elimi-
return.                                                                                                                                                          “We’re hoping to be able to        nated in the transition, two indi-
   The soldiers operated in                                                                                                                                  grow orthopaedics faster and           viduals no longer are employed
                                          By DIANE GASPER-O’BRIEN                                                                                            in a more efficient way than we         with the clinic, Schmidt said.
                                                                                                 PERSONNEL TRANSACTIONS
the Rashid neighborhood
of Baghdad, restoring basic                                                                                                   might have prior to this,” Jeter          “There were no positions
services and rooting out                   The decline in enrollment in                                                                                      said. “We think we’ll be able to       eliminated or reduced,” she said.
                                                                                Personnel transactions approved      of school year; Becky Lovewell,
insurgents.                            Hays USD 489 finally has hit                                                                                           eventually serve a broader mar-        “Anyone who didn’t come across
                                                                              at Monday’s Board of Education         technology assistant, Felten
                                       somewhat of a plateau.                                                                                                ket and offer more services.”          in the transition, it was their
                                                                              meeting for Hays USD 489 were:         Middle, June 30.
                                           Nonetheless, by 2011, the total                                                                                       Already, administration is         choice.”
                                                                                Resignations: Jodi Dillinger,          Leave: Shanna Dinkel, director,
                                       district enrollment will be only                                                                                      working to recruit a spine sur-           Dr. Gregory Woods, a surgeon
FYI                                    about 80 percent of what it was
                                                                              speech-language pathologist,
                                                                              effective at end of 2007-08 school
                                                                                                                     The Learning Center, maternity
                                                                                                                     leave beginning approximately
                                                                                                                                                             geon, a foot-and-ankle surgeon         in sports medicine, joint replace-
  • The Hays Fire Depart-              in 2001.                                                                                                              and a sports medicine surgeon,         ments and general orthopaedics,
                                                                              year; Peggy Kay, special educa-        May 16 for 12 weeks.
ment will inspect fire hy-                  That’s what Richard Cain           tion teacher, La Crosse, end of          Transfers: Lindy McDaniel, from       he said.                               has resigned, as well as Brad
drants and flush water mains            reported at Monday’s Board of          school year; Riki Kisner, teacher,     full-time Head Start teacher to             As additional doctors are          Rea, a physician assistant.
Wednesday in the area of               Education meeting in giving board      Wilson Elementary, end of school       full-time special education co-op
20th to 12th streets and from          members enrollment projections         year; Erica K. Molstad, after school   early childhood teacher for 2008-
Oak to Vine.                           through the next five years.            care assistant, Wilson Elementary,     09 school year; Karen Wasinger,
                                           Even though projections have       May 15; Daniel Ruda, para educa-       from half-time school psychologist
                                       enrollment dropping by about           tor, Felten Middle, end of school      and half-time counselor to full-time
Lotteries                              100 students by 2013, that’s a
                                       big difference from earlier in the
                                                                              year; Terri Shriwise, after school
                                                                              care assistant, May 21; Janet Solt,
                                                                                                                     school psychologyst for 2008-09.
                                                                                                                       Employment: Kellen Adams,
           Monday                      decade when it dipped by about         teacher, Felten Middle, resigning      half-time math teacher, Felten Mid-
          Daily Pick 3                 that many students each and            after a one-year leave of absence.     dle; Jerald Braun, half-time math
              8-4-7                    every year.                              Retirements: Saundrea Boeve,         teacher, half-time math coach,
          Kansas 2by2                      “The bad news-good news,”          receptionist, Rockwell Adminis-        Felten Middle; Michelle Callahan,
  Red Numbers: 14-21;                  said Cain, assistant superinten-       trative Center, June 1; JoLynne        elementary teacher; Cody Drylie,
  White Numbers: 1-20.                 dent of finance, “is that we’re         Hutton, instructor of orchestra, end   part-time grounds worker.
                                       still declining, but not at the
                                       rapid rate that we were.”
Corrections                                As smaller classes make their
                                       way up through the elementary
                                                                             newspaper for prospects to fill
                                                                             the vacancy of board member
                                                                                                                        • The board approved the
                                                                                                                     second reading of the homeless
   The name of the player on           and middle school levels, the en-     Bob Kuhn, who died April 15             student policy.
the Northern Valley girls’ bas-        rollment at Hays High School is       after a nine-plus year bout with           • It adopted the republished
ketball team that made third           expected to be just 67.5 percent      cancer.                                 budgets for the general fund, the
team on the all-area team              of what it was in 2001-02 in             However, an appointment for          special education fund and the
was incorrect in Sunday’s              2012-13.                                                                                                                                                             COURTESY PHOTO
edition of The Hays Daily                  The high school is expected       Kuhn’s replacement at the helm          cooperative special education                                        Miss Rodeo America 2008 Amy Wil-
News. The player who made              to enroll less than 800 students      of vice president was tabled until      budgets.                                                             son instructs Willow Hunt, Plainville,
the squad was sophomore                in the fall of 2012 after having      the next meeting because two               • It also approved bills of                                       on the basics of modeling Saturday
Alison Cole.                           more than 1,100 students in           members, Rich Kraemer and               $3,097,745 to be paid this                                           at a clinic in Plainville. Sixteen girls
   The Hays Daily News                 ’01-02.                               Darren Schumacher, were not             month.
apologizes for the mistake.                                                                                                                                                               from Kansas, Nebraska and Colo-
                                           The board Monday approved         present at Monday’s meeting.               • The next board meeting is

        The Hays Daily News staff                                                                                                                                                         rado convened in Plainville for the
  takes care with its reporting and
                                       placing an advertisement in the          In other action Monday:              scheduled for May 5.
                                                                                                                                                                                          clinic on rodeo royalty led by Wilson
     writing. But if we make a mis-
    take, we want to know about it
                                                                                                                                                                                          and Miss Rodeo Kansas 2008, Jenna

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  correct information. We encour-                                                                                                                                                         will offer horsemanship clinic with
     age readers who find an error                                                                                                                                                         trainer Gary Kirchhoff on May 24.
 to contact us at (785) 628-1081.
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 publisher, or Ron Fields, manag-      leen Sebelius faces a decision        earlier this month to allow in-         day to decide whether to sign or
ing editor, or e-mail the editors at
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                                       and silencers.                        sawed-off shotguns and silencers.       of such weapons.

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