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A LADYBUG CRAWLS ALONG THE
UNDERSIDE OF A DOGWOOD BLOOM
MONDAY ON THE CAMPUS OF
ELLIOT J. SUTHERLAND APRIL 22, 2008
THE OTTAWA HERALD
County to seek bids on Hadley design
There is, however, the possibility that
IN OTHER BUSINESS
Gatschet’s ﬁrst appearance By KALEY LYON
firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
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 email@example.com 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
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.
the Rashid neighborhood
of Baghdad, restoring basic firstname.lastname@example.org 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
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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