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P. 4 THURSDAY, JANUARY 12, 2017 THE OSKALOOSA INDEPENDENT NEWS Presentation to focus on human trafficking January having been designat- ed Human Trafficking Awareness Month, Jamie Love, Jefferson County program coordinator for The Willow Domestic Violence Center, has made arrangements for Kristen Tebow, the agency's Human Resources program coordinator, to discuss the subject of human trafficking next week in Oskaloosa. Tebow will be speaking Thursday at The Little Red Barn in connection with the agency's first Lunch & Learn Series event of 2017. Her presenta- tion is scheduled to begin at noon and is open to the public. Those interested in attending are encouraged to bring a sack lunch with them. Tebow's talk will be timely, as just two months ago, according to Love, a woman who was being trafficked asked for help while she was in Jef- ferson County and was subsequently taken to the agency's emergency shelter in Lawrence for care. The Little Red Barn is located at 410 Liberty. For more information, call 785- 330-3595. TWDVC serves victims of domes- tic violence in Jefferson, Douglas and Franklin counties. Woman found guilty of disorderly conduct Magistrate Judge Dennis L. Reil- ing found Shawn L. Saulter of Valley Falls guilty of disorderly conduct when she appeared in Jefferson County District Court on Dec. 20 for arraignment. According to the court's latest weekly Media Dispositions Report, Saulter, 58, didn't contest the charge, and according to the electronic re- cords maintained by the court, she was represented at the proceeding by her court-appointed attorney, J. Richard Lake of Holton. Judge Reiling sentenced Saulter to serve 30 days in jail but immedi- ately suspended the sentence and placed her on unsupervised probation for a period of 12 months. The other charge against Saulter, battery, was dismissed pursuant to a plea agreement Lake had worked out with the office of then County Attorney Jason Belveal. Charged with felony theft A complaint filed Oct. 31 by then Jefferson County Attorney Jason Belveal charges Ryan W. Brooks of Topeka with felony theft. Brooks is accused of stealing a "trailer and/or chair and/or Troy Built tiller and/or Honda Tiller" belonging to a Luke A. Sobba. According to the complaint, the crime was committed on two different days, July 26 and Aug, 2. Electronic records maintained by Jefferson County District Court indicate that Brooks was arrested in Shawnee County Dec. 12 and that his bond (a cash or surety bond) has been set at $2,500. The defendant is due to be in court at 9 a.m. on Jan. 23 for a first appear- ance on bond. County 4-H news Fairview 4-H Club On Dec. 4, seven members, nine leaders, and several parents from Fairview 4-H Club met at a Topeka store to shop for the club's Christmas angels, a boy and a girl. The club members bought shoes, pants, shirts, and toys for both. Some families also bought gifts for the angels. Members and leaders met Dec. 11 to wrap the gifts for the angels and to fill boxes with cookies and fruit to giveto Friends of 4-H and the elderly in the community. The members filled 15 boxes with fruit and cookies and delivered them after the meeting. The monthly meeting was called to order byAllison Nelson, president. Allison led in the Pledge of Allegiance, the 4-H Pledge, and motto. Roll was answered by nine members and one Cloverbud by telling their favorite Christmas gift ever. Lily Nivert led in singing "Happy Birthday" to Lewis Bollinger and "We Wish You a Merry Christmas." The minutes of the last meeting were read and approved after being corrected by adding correspondent's "thank you" cards that had been read. Megan Seifert gave the treasurer's report and the club had $198.98 after buying Christmas angel gifts and awards. Tyler Buttram reported that the reporter's report was sent in but had not been published yet. Kay- lee Noll asked for pictures to put in the historian book. The next council meeting is Jan. 23, 2017, in Valley Falls. Sherry Seifert, leader, reported that another barn quilt class was to be held Dec. 29. The cost was $35. She said that the club's shirt design did not get chosen. Quilt block winners from the fair will be hung on barns at the fairgrounds next spring. Feb. 11 is the Kansas State University girls' basketball game. The 4-H Leadership Conference will be from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Jan. 21. It was announced that the fair board will make the final decisions on the 4-H Fair. The Ozawkie City Council met Dec. 17 and members were urged to attend and promote 4-H. Club Day is Feb. 4 at Perry-Lecompton High School. The Fairview 4-H Club will present a model meeting. Sherry would like all 4-H'ers to give a talk or demonstra- tion or participate in some way. State fair money was given to those who participated. Allison Nelson gave her public speaking talk that she will be doing for Club Day. It is on the 4-H Pledge. Sherry made packets for all 4-H'ers containing new projects record sheets and permanent record sheets to fill in as the year progresses. There were also achievement plan sheets and a 2017 calendar. --- Tyler Buttram, reporter Arrested by Holton P.D. The Holton Recorder reported Jan. 4 that 44-year-old Todd Harrington of Valley Falls was arrested Dec. 20 by the Holton Police Department on suspicion of battery. Photo by Rick Nichols All in a day's work A winter storm said to becapable of producing anywhere from two to four inches of snow made its way through northeast Kansas the middle of last week, sending many folks out to their garages to look for their little-used snow shovels (moderate to heavy snows in this general area have been few and far between in recent years) and others off in the direction of the city or county shop to fire up the o1' motor grader so the streets and roads taxpayers expect to be able to use 24/7 could be cleared of snow as soon as possible. Here, Oskaloosa City Superintendent Bill Heard Jr. steers a Case backhoe equipped with a snowplow around the corner at the intersection of Jefferson and Delaware streets earlyThursday morning as he takes aim on the snow that had accumulated along the south side of Jefferson between the courthouse square and US-59. County 4-H news Winchester 4-H Club At the Dec. 14, 2016, meeting of the Winchester 4-H Club, 24 mem- bers answered roll call by naming their favorite family holiday tradi- tion. The meeting was held in the Winchester Community Center. Kennadi Norris, president, called the meeting to order and led the Pledge of Allegiance and the 4-H motto. Lauren Terry, secretary, re- corded the roll and read the minutes from the last meeting, which were approved as read. The reporter's monthly article ap- peared in the Nov. 17 edition of the Oskaloosa Independent. The Novem- ber council meeting was reviewed. Casey Walter, historian, requested individual pictures of each 4-H mem- ber. Sheila Schmalz gave the club leader's report. She handed out a set of simplified record sheets that will be used for future record books. She also passed out a sign-up sheet for County Club Day, which will be held Saturday, Feb: 4. In January, there will be a Cloverbuds' meeting at the library. The club goals for the year were approved. Also approved, was a winter social activity, which will be bowling. For the program, Christopher Noll and Madelynn Gerety gave new member talks. Club members then participated in an ornament gift exchange. The Noll and Gerety families pro- vided refreshments. The next meeting will be at 7 p.m. Jan. 11 in the Winchester Commu- nity Center. -- Clara Johnson, reporter News ofF. W. Huston Christmas luncheon Assisted Living Center ends NARFE's year by Virginia Koons The Jefferson County Chapter The Jefferson County North kin- of the National Association of Ac- dergarten students came to visit Dec. tive and Retired Federal Employees 31 and brought gifts of handmade met Dec. 20, 2016. There were 17 Christmas cards and decorated water members and guests present for the bottles for the reindeer. Harold and annual Christmas luncheon. the Band entertained. Items discussed were the impor- The next day, the Oskaloosa fourth- tance for each and every one of the and fifth-grade choir came to sing for members to have up-to-date infor- residents, mation on insurance policies, bank Two busloads of students from accounts, and retirement accounts, JCN came to sing carols, which can be used by survivors when The United Methodist Women necessary. canceled their monthly meeting and Two $10 donations will be made attended Christmas at Resurrection to the Alzheimer's Disease fund in in Kansas City Dec. 11. memory of Marie Dunn and Patsy The Christmas Tea was held Dec. Frommer. 18. Joye Huston gave a welcome and This was the chapter's annual read the Christmas story from St. Christmas potluck luncheon. Ethel Jenkins, president, led the Luke. The choir of residents sang carols and gifts were exchanged. A meeting. Mennonite group from Oskaloosa The next meeting w~ll be Tuesday, sang hymns and carols. Jan. 17. Judy Glasgow will provide On Christmas Eve, the Huston the program and Judy Manthe will families, Hensle}gh families, and provide thedessert ..... friends came to sing carols to resi- -- Sharon Stevens, secretary dents at the nursing facility. Joye Huston explained that they have been doing this every Christmas Eve for over 60 years. The New Year's Eve party was held in the Corner Caf4 with snacks and drinks. JCN High School honor rolls released The second quarter and semester Frakes, Josie Gerety, Alexis Jenkins, honor rolls for Jefferson County Josh Landman, Kennadi Norris, North High School have been re- Devin Wilbur. leased as follows-- JUNIORS, second quarter: FRESHMEN, second quarter: Principal's Honor Roll (4.0): Nata- Principal's Honor Roll (4.0): Abby lie Barrett, Halle Davis, JentriFowler, Davis, Sara Domann, Faith Kram- Knox Tweed. er, Mason Noll, Arielle Sharp, Elle Green Honor Roll (3.5-3.9): Kayla Strother, Lauren Terry. Hutzell, Ravyn Jobbins, Tara John- Green Honor Roll (3.5-3.9): Coy son, Conner Mize, Andrew Noll, Car- Atzenweiler, Autumn Bertels, Bri- lee Noll, Tara Page, Samantha Raw, anna Bonnel, Logan Budy, Kevin Ridge Robertson, Annabelle Vaught. Coder, Aubree Cohorst, Trent Fowler, White Honor Roll (3.0-3.49): Des- Ben Hunter, Casey Ireland, Grayson tiny Abernathy, Anthony Cahill, Jones, Kynnedi Knudson, Lilynn Ort, Jordan Fidler, Sammi Hughes, Bailey Boyd Tweed, Emma Tweed, Madison Ireland, Chris Kern, Boston Lane, Vaught, Josie Weishaar, Dylan Wen- Samuel Larson, Lanai Meyer, Britni dling. Miller, Audrey Peres, Andrew Priest, White Honor Roll (3.0-3.49): Lo- John Robinson, Daniel Steichen, gan Baker, Cat Cecil, Maliah Hobbs, Brayden Summers, Faith Tucking, Dwight Knser. Evan Weishaar, Caden Worthington. First semester: First semester: Principal's Honor Roll (4.0): Abby Principal's Honor Roll (4.0): Nat- Davis, Sara Domann, Faith Kram- alie Barrett, Halle Davis, Jentri er, Mason Noll, Arielle Sharp, Elle Fowler, KaylaHutzell, Tara Johnson, Strother, Lauren Terry. Ridge Robertson, Knox Tweed. Green Honor Roll (3.5-3.9): Coy Green Honor Roll (3.5-3.9): Sammi Atzenweiler, Autumn Bertels, Logan Hughes, Ravyn Jobbins, Conner Mize, Budy, Aubree Cohorst, Trent Fowler, Andrew Noll, Carlee Noll, Tara Page, Ben Hunter, Grayson Jones, Lilynn Samantha Raw, Faith Tucking, An- Ort, Boyd Tweed, Emma Tweed, Josie nabelle Vaught, Evan Weishaar. Weishaar. White Honor Roll (3.0-3.49): Des- White Honor Roll (3.0-3.49): San- tiny Abernathy, Anthony Cahill, Eric dor Babcock, Logan Baker, Brianna Collins, Jordan Fidler, Chris Kern, Bonnel, Breanna Cecil, Catherine Ce- Boston Lane, Samuel Larson, Lanai cil, Kevin Coder, Emily Elias, Christy Meyer, Britni Miller, Gentry Noll, Harvey, Maliah Hobbs, Casey Ireland, Audrey Peres, Andrew Priest, John Dwight Kaser, Kynnedi Knudson, Robinson, Daniel Steichen, Caden Madison Vaught, Dylan Wendling. Worthington. SOPHOMORES, second quarter: SENIORS, second quarter: Principal's Honor Roll (4.0): Principal's Honor Roll (4.0): Kyle Budy, Crystal Feldkamp, Abby Grace Kramer, Julie Schrick, Elaina Gaschen, Matthew Gast, George Tweed. Gigstad, Cecilia Kern, Trevor Lind- Green Honor Roll (3.5-3.9): Mi- say, Caden McAfee, Karisa Schmalz, chael Bertels, Mikayla Bertels, Mak- Kaitlyn Schneider, Rose Wendling. enzi Bryant, Peyton Minor, Kaylee Green Honor Roll(3.5-3.9):Hayden Page, Gavin Poison, Colby Schmidt, George, Emily Handke, Ryan Pier- Braden Schneider, Nick Schneider, son. Jentry Seichepine, Alvin Sharp, Mag- White Honor Roll (3.0-3.49): Lydia gie Sharp, Logan Wilson. Bedigrew, Faith Kramer, Josie Gere- White Honor Roll (3.0-3.49): Joel ty, Alexis Jenkins, Josh Landman, Abel, Melena Cotto, Jessica Greeve, Kennadi Norris, Jaelyn Ray, Aaron Allie Hofelt, Becca Malin. Valenzuela, Devin Wilbur, Sarah First semester: Wiseman. Principal's Honor Roll (4.0): Mi- First semester: chael Bertels, Mikayla Bertels, Grace Principal's Honor Roll (4.0): Kyle Kramer, Peyton Minor, Julie Schrick, Budy, Abby Gaschen, Matthew Gast, Elaina Tweed. George Gigstad, Cecilia Kern, Trev- Green Honor Roll (3.5-3.9): Maken- or Lindsay, Caden McAfee, Karisa zi Bryant, Kaylee Page, Gavin Poison, Schmalz, Kaitlyn Schneider, Rose Colby Schmidt, Braden Schneider, Wendling. Jentry Seichepine, Alvin Sharp, Mag- Green Honor Roll (3.5-3.9): Crys- gie Sharp, Logan Wilson. tal Feldkamp, Faith Finley, Hayden White Honor Roll (3.0-3.49): Joel George, Emily Handke, Ryan Pierson, Abel, Melena Cotto, Jessica Greeve, Jaelyn Ray, Sarah Wiseman. Allie Hofelt, Becca Malin, Nick Sch- White Honor Roll (3.0-3.49): Lexie neider. [ PUBLIC NOTICE ] DATE MEMO AMOUNT Advantage Computer 10/7/2016 15663 ............... 1790.00 Alberta Wedge 7/1/2016 15502 ................... 20.00 All-N-One Handyman 7/8/2016 15516 ................. 100.00 Bottom Dollar Office 8/12/2016 15574 ................... 54.99 12/16/2016 15763 ................... 60.13 Brooks Trucking FINANCIAL (Published in The Oskaloosa Independent January 12, 2017)1t LAKESIDE VILLAGE IMPROVEMENT DISTRICT STATEMENT BEGINNING JULY 1, 2016 AND ENDING DECEMBER 31, 2016 FUND BEG, BALL, EXPENSES INCOME END. BAL. Animal Control $6,001.58 $4,381.43 $515.00 $2,135.15 General 4,921.72 7,203.30 .2,281.58 0.00 Special Works 59,169.66 75,7.83.53 17,588.88 975.01 Water 31,088.49 29,714.51 35,217.44 36,591.42 Equip. Replacement 12,830.65 11,118.10 1,150.43 2,862.98 Napoleon Boone Gdn. 753.36 0.00 395.00 1,148.36 Delinquent Water 1,566.04 2,983.82 1,417.78 0.00 Lagoon 5,439.59 22,060.43 18,440.81 1,819.97 TOTAL $121,771.09 $153,245.12 $77,006.92 $45,532.89 EXPENSES DATE MEMO AMOUNT BY VENDOR JULY 1, 2016 THROUGH DECEMBER 31, 2016 Electrolife 10/21/2016 156902 ................. 79.97 EMC Insurance 15518 ............... 3013.36 15577 ............... 3013.38 15620 ............... 3013.36 15634 ............... 1651.00 15671 ............... 3369.21 15711 ............... 3369.17 15752 ............... 3369.22 7/8/2016 8/12/2016 9/9/2016 9/16/2016 10/7/2016 11/11/2016 12/9/2016 Ferrellgas 10/28/2016 15695 ................. 105.73 Garden City Inn 9/9/2016 15618 ................. 260.00 8/26/2016 15597 ................. 130.00 10/7/2016 15665 ............. .... 260.00 CenturyLink 10/7/2016 15672 ................... 74.51 8/26/2016 15596 ................. 440.57 10/7/2016 15673 ................... 74.51 10/14/2016 15678 ................. 202.39 Hach 11/18/2016 15730 ................. 197.49 8/12/2016 15570 ................. 193.79 9/16/2016 15639 ................. 228.45 Harem, Inc 12/16/2016 15764 ................. 212.51 12/16/2016 15756 ................. 650.32 Charles Freed 9/16/2016 15632 ................. 424.90 7/8/2016 15517 ................. 100.23 7/22/2016 15542 ................. 406.58 7/15/2016 15526 ................... 47.35 8/26/2016 15598 ................... 56.72 CNIt 10/21/2016 15680 ................. 355.80 7/8/2016 15519 ................. 173.56 9/16/2016 15632 ................. 697.84 8/12/2016 15571 ................. 214.66 11/18/2016 15723 ................. 678.92 9/23/2016 15645 ................. 242.17 7/15/2016 15525 ................. 772.20 10/7/2016 15666 ............... 1365.99 8/12/2016 15576 ................. 650.76 Culver Fish Farm Inc. 10/21/2016 15680 ................. 665.28 10/28/2016 15698 ................. 250.00 Heinen Repair Service D & D Security 9/16/2016 15636 ................... 13.99 7/1/2016 15497 ................. 112.50 Home Depot D.C. & B. Supply 8/12/2016 15572 ................. 429.97 7/1/2016 15500 ................. 433.40 Jackson Farmers Dale Arfmann 8/12/2016 15573 ............... 1556.65 8/26/2016 15607 ................... 35.00 10/21/2016 15689 ............... 2169.12 7/1/2016 15503 ................... 54.56 12/16/2016 15757 ............... 1754.66 9/9/2016 15619 ................... 19.99 JFCO Register of Deeds Davis Publications 7/22/2016 15547 ................... 30.00 7/1/2016 15504 ................... 22.00 8/26/2016 15601 ................... 15.00 7/29/2016 15550 ................. 207.50 9/9/2016 15622 ................... 15.00 9/2/2016 15608 ................. 119.50 7/1/2016 15501 ................... 15.00 Denison State Bank 7/29/2016 15552 ................... 30.00 7/29/2016 15548 ............... 5862.93 JFCO Treasurer Edwards Chemicals 9/23/2016 15644 ................. 461.30 10/7/2016 15667 ................... 70.85 7/22/2016 15538 ................. 410.26 11/4/2016 15707 ................... 78.35 12/9/2016 15753 ................. 480.89 DATE MEMO AMOUNT 7/29/2016 15549 ................... 14.25 Jim's Parts City 8/12/2016 15578 ................... 82.98 7/15/2016 15524 ................. 224.87 9/16/2016 15635 ................. 338.76 1 1/18/2016 15722 ................. 429.68 12/16/2016 15761 ................. 327.06 KS Dept of Revenue 8/12/2016 15579 ................... 66.13 KDHE Bureau of Water 8/12/2016 15580 ................... 82.00 9/23/2016 15651 ................... 25.00 9/28/2016 15662 ................... 25.00 Kriz-Davis 7/1/2016 15499 ................. 740.00 KS Health & Env Lab 10/21/2016 15679 ................. 264.00 Labor Law Poster 9/23/2016 I_JEC 9/30/2016 11/2312016 10/28/2016 7/1/2016 8/5/2016 9/9/2016 12/30/2016 15641 ................... 79.50 15661 ............... 1583.94 15732 ............... 1079.80 15694 ............... 1216.62 15505 ............... 1004.77 15566 ............... 1610.02 15624 ............... 1351.61 15779 ................. 252.20 Lone Star Tire 7/22/2016 15544 ................... 75.00 12/16/2016 15758 ................... 80.00 MDP 8/5/2016 15565 ................... 50.00 8/26/2016 15592 ................... 50.00 9/16/2016 15637 ............... 3050.00 10/7/2016 15670 ................. 400.00 11/11/2016 15713 ................... 50.00 NEK 7/8/2016 15521 ................. 100.00 Oskaioosa Lumber 11/18/2016 15726 .................. :60.84 8/26/2016 15595 ................. 142.96 12/23/2016 15777 ...... : ............ 77.97 ~1/2016 15498 ................. 650.90 7/22/2016 15543 ................. 124.11 9/16/2016 15633 ................. 128.66 DATE MEMO AMOUNT 10/21/2016 15682 ................... 31.47 Oskaloosa Thriftway 7/22/2016 15545 ................... 60.40 10/21/2016 15681 ..................... 6.99 12/23/2016 15778 ................... 19.96 11/18/2016 15724 ................... 36.29 8/12/2016 15575 ................... 13.98 9/23/2016 15640 ................... 33.95 Pace Analytical 11/18/2016 15719 ................. 210.00 12/16/2016 15760 ................. 165.00 Payroll ....................... 75767.25 SM Ball Waste 10/7/2016 15668 ................. 150.00 8/5/2016 15564. ............... 150.00 12/9/2016 15751 ................. 150.00 Steve/Teresa Garst 11/23/2016 15734 ............... 5000.00 Stumbo Hanson 9/16/2016 15638 ................... 30.00 12/16/2016 15759 ................. 240.00 7/15/2016 15522 ......... : ....... 495.00 Swims & Sweeps 8/26/2016 9/23/2016 8/5/2016 7/22/2016 7/15/2016 US Post Office 12/23/2016 8/12/2016 9/23/2016 10/21/2016 Verizon 7/8/2016 8/5/2016 9/9/2016 10/7/2016 11/4/2016 12/9/2016 15600 ................. 138.55 15647 ............... 1203.44 15563 ................. 136.17 15546 ............... 6000.00 15523 ................... 20.99 15776 .......... : ...... 136.00 15568 ................. 136.00 15650 ................. 136.00 15687 ................. 136.00 15520 ................. 244.66 15567 ................. 282.30 15621 ................. 243.44 15664 ................. 243.44 15708 ................. 243.16 15750 ................. 243.16 Water Protection 11/4/2016 15706 ................... 91.08 Wingfoot 8/26/2016 15594 ................. 568.50 [ PUBLIC NOTICE ] ANNUAL (Published in The Oskaloosa Independent January 12, 2017)1t REPORT OF OSKALOOSA TOWNSHIP AND FIRE DISTRICT #8 JEFFERSON COUNTY, KANSAS The undersigned treasurer of Oskaloosa Township and Fire District #8, submit the following report for the year ending December 31,2016 FINANCIAL REPORT Fund* Township-General Library Cash Balance Jan. 1 ** $ 115,963.06 Total Receipts $ 54,327.86 Total Expenditures $ 32,824.63 Cash Balance Dec. 31 $ 137,466.29 $ $ $ 22,578.96$ 22,578.96 $ - $ Fire General Fund $ 57,941.69 $ 126,610.44 $ 115,307.50 $ 69,244.63 Fire-No Fund Wts $ $ $ 16,563.58 Lease Purchase-Aerial $ $ $ 56,639.75 Lease Purchase-Tanker $ 28,056.35 $ 205,356.94 Unpaid Bills Dec. 31 Outstanding Debt December 31 2016 * Detailed fund pages are available at the county clerk's office. ** Includes all money the township has including checking account savings and investments. I certify that this financial report is a correct summary of all money received and expended as well as all unpaid bills for the township during the year ending December 31, 2016. Date: January 3, 2017 Vincent Southiere Township Treasurer ! t 1 if