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THE OSKALOOSA INDEPENDENT THURSDAY, APRIL 16, 2015 P. 5 NEWS Perry State Park to JCN middle school Sales tax collection up in Jefferson res, host annual ride honor rolls released but distribution V Am The Jefferson County North Mid- Count,drops UI! The fourth annual Perry State dle School honor rolls for the third bv Rick Nichols 2014 figure, in parentheses: Park open house and horse trails quarter have been released as fol- fundraiser will be held Saturday, lows: Jefferson County collected more in AT- $4,698,396.09 ($4,596,914.63), by Rick Nichols April 25. Principal's Honor Roll 4.0-- state sales taxes this past December 2. 2 % ; D G - $ 4 7,6 6 2,3 0 4.6 3 The creation of an interesting than it did the previous December, ($45,478,52 1.59), 4.8%; JA - Entrance to the park is free this 6th Grade: Amber Bertels, Tren- but the county's tax distribulion for $3,140,305.96 ($2,953,635.15), 6.3%; display all can enjoy its goal, the day and donations will go toward ton Filbert, Jess/ca Geneva, Caleb Jefferson County Historical Society McAfee, Logan Ohlde, Kassidy Rob- ertson, Joshua Schmalz, and Kinsey Schneider. 7th Grade: Logan Budy, Abby March was smaller than the one it LV-$18,802,192.44 ($17,305,734.27),=m Justin Sales - ----~ tr campgroUndongoing commitment to Meals onand trail improve- pendent April 16, 2015)ltDavis' Faith Kramer, Elle Strother, received in March of 2014. 8.6 % ; S N - $ 8 3,6 2 2,2 5 3 is looking for pictures and stories i~B~ B The latest figures compiled by the ($82,028,005.21), 1.9%. of women with a connection to the ~J r ~ fJ ments. county who either served in one ofj~ ~ Registration begins at 9:30 a.m. Kansas Department of Revenue s Jefferson, Jackson and Shawnee with three rides to choose from vary- Office of Policy and Research re- counties all saw their local (i.e America'Sforces unitsregularor made raauxiliarYsignificantarmedcon- ~Wf Fw -- ingrides.from one-, two-, or three-hour Lauren Terry, Boyd Tweed, Emma veal that Jefferson County collected county) tax distribution decline in tribution to the defense of the nation ~ $493,968 32 in sales taxes during De- March. Jefferson County pocketed The three-hour ride will be to the Tweed, MadisonVaught, and Brooke- cember, a figure that compares favor- $91,715.41 last month, but a year as a civilian. ably with the number for December earlier the county was the recipi- The pictures and stories submit- ~ ~ Rocky Top Trails that were cleared lyn Vittitow. of 2013, $471,371 28. The difference ent of $94,056.70. That translates ted to the group will be used to make ~ [] and cleaned by the AmeriCorp vol- 8th Grade: Kyle Budy, Crystal is 4.8% to the good. into a difference of -2.5%. Jackson a display the public will be able to ~ [] unteers last year. New trail markers Feldkamp, Abigail Gaschen, George view beginning in late May at Old [] have recently been put up. Gigstad, Trevor Lindsay, Caden In addition, through the first half County really took a hit in the wal- Jefferson Town in Oskaloosa. ~ Non-riders are welcome and a din- McAfee, Karisa Schmalz, Kaitlyn of the current fiscal year, Fiscal Year let, as last month's distribution was It is JCHS's plan to have the dis- ~ ner will be held at 1 p.m. Schneider, and Rose Wendling. 2015, the county had collected more $119,872.44, whereas the number play in place by Saturday, May 23, ~ Volunteers have done a lot of work Green Honor Roll 3.5-3.99-- in taxes than it did during the first for March of 2014 was $157,954.08. (Memorial Day is Monday, May 25) ~ on both the campground and the6th Grade: Gretchen Babcock, half of FY 2014 At the midway point That translates into a difference of and leave it up through Sunday, July ~ ~ trails. Plans are in the works for ad- Jess/Bed/grew, Haden Drury, Landon of FY 2015, the'county had collected -24.1%. And in Shawnee County, the ditional utility sites. When completed, Gutschenritter, Emmett Jobbins, 5 there will be a total of 15 with electric James Kramer, Della Melton, Jason $3,010,279.03 in taxes. By contrast, figure for this March, $2,478,053.27, OJT will be open both Saturday ~ t l six months into FY 2014 the county was only slightly smaller than the one and Sunday Memorial Day weekend, ~ ~ [] andwater. Eight are currently in Melton, EsabelleMiller, Samuel had collected $2,830,513.83 in taxes, for last March, $2,487,495.59. That as the pioneer village is open Satur- ~ ~ [] place with seven more planned.Miller, Aaron Nell, Cade Norris, That translates into a difference of translates into a difference of-.4%, days and Sundays from May through [] Once camp sites are in, the Friends Trevor Pentlin, Christina Russell, 6.4%. Here are the March totals for the of Lake Perry Horse Trails will erect and Destiny Wilbur. Within the six-county area corn- other three counties, with the 2015 September. Saturday's hours are 1 to [] 5 p.m Sunday's 1:30 to 5 p.m. I pipe corrals and build manure bunks. 7th Grade: CoyAtzenweiler, Logan prised of Jefferson County and the number appearing first, then the Examples of auxiliary armed ~ ~ Unfortunately, due to ledge rock, Baker, Autumn 13ertels, Dr/anna Ce- five counties adjacent to it, only 2014 number, in parentheses: forces units include the Women's [] ~ water lines are not deep enough to c/l, Emily Elias, Trent Fowler, Mad/- Shawnee County (SN) experienced AT - $187,840.40 ($169,440.33), ArmyCorps, WAVES, which stood for ~ [] withstand winter temps and must be son Helton, Casey Ireland, Grayson a month-over-month decrease in 10.9%; DG - $1,291,370.30 WomenAcceptedforVolunteerEmer- ~ [] drained for the winter season.Jones, Mason Nell, Arielle Sharp, the amount of money it collected in ($1,244,634.02), 3.8%; LV - A grant request was recently com- Josie Weishaar, and Dylan Wen- taxes. This past December the county $531,209.77 ($519,578.04), 2.2%. gency Service, and WASPs, which ~ ~ [] stood for Women Airforce Service ~ ~ pleted to ask for fundingto construct dling. collected $16,429,412.55, but a year All six counties had gotten more Pilots. ~ ~ a group shelterhouse with toilet and 8th Grade: Matthew Collins, earlier the total was $16,556,580.95. in tax distributions through the first The most obvious example of a ~ ~ shower facilities included. Hayden George, Josie Gerety, Peyton That translates into a difference of three-fourths of the current fiscal woman who served her countryin the~ Contact Jo Turner or Dewayne Jones, Cecelia Kern, Kennadi Norris, -.8%. year than they did during the same Burgess at 785-484-3033 for more Ryan Pierson, Jaelyn Ray, and Sarah civilian sector is the iconic"Rosie the . ~.~ '~ information on the ride. Wiseman. Here are the December totals for portion of FY 2014, according to the Riveter," who day after day labored ~ ~ ~.~'<~ White Honor Roll 3 0 -3.49 the other four counties in the area, OPR's figures. In this county, the for long hours in a factory building : i~: ~ ~ 6th Grade: Bo Anderson, Olivia Atchison (AT), Douglas (DG), Jackson difference is 5.6% to the good, as . . . ~.~:: ~!~: (JA) and Leavenworth (LV), with the the nine-month total for FY 2015 is mrplanes during World War II while,= = Meals on Wheels awarded Kramer, Ricky Maginness, and Jett 2014 figure appearing first, then the $888,352.34, whereas the nine-month the man. she was filhng m for was off : ~. ~z~ $900 'Share the Love' grant Smith. 2013 number, in parentheses" total for FY 2014 was $841,009.56. fightmgthe Germans, Italians or Jap- :: :.o ,i !~ 7th Grade: Sander Babcock, Dr/- AT - $875,295 17 ($868,480 04), Here are the FY totalg for the anese But there are other situations, ::'::~:: :I:A ~i~!~ii:;O::~: ~T~ i~ ~ |=;T CD *o=::~T ~ Meals on Wheels of Shawnee anna Bonnel, Catherine Cecil, Kevin 8 %" D G - $ 9 0 1 7 6 9 5 6 7 other five counties, with the 2015 of course, in whmh women played anii':'::~::"i!i~):~ii:!!::'~i'~~i .: ~'" :::~ :~:~': ': ~: and Jefferson Counties Inc. has an- Coder, Dakota Coffey, Carson Gal- ($8 450 823 79), 6 7%; JA - number appearing first, then the instrumental role in enhancing the ~ nounced it has received a $900 grant land, Ben Hunter, Dwight J. Kaser, ' ' " " cause of freedom on the"home front," $583,121.30 ($545,812.38), 6.8%; 2014 number, m parentheses: This is aWorldWar II recruitment poster that was produced bythe U.S. Army from Meals on Wheels America for its Michael Marschie, and Chase New. one ofwhmh readily comes to mind m LV - .~3 462 538 23 (.~3 167 198 65) AT- $1,576,679.86 ($1,539,797.92), .- . to encourage young women to join the Women s Army Corps and become participation in Subaru of America's 8th Grade: Lydia Bedigrew, Ma- seventh annual "Share the Love" kayla Edwards, Faith Finley, Bryce event. Fowler, Alexandria Frakes, Sadie During the event held from Nov. 20 Maginness, Stormie Raw, Aaron Va- through Jan. 2 Subaru of America Inc. lenquela, and Devin Wilbur. - donated $250 for every new Subaru customer's choice of participating charities, including Meals on Wheels ,Shawnee and Jefferson Counties Inc. I ~ Q I the seemingly txF~~reless work the fmr E towage ves is a member. 9 3%,2 4 %; D G - $12,2 0 1,7 6 8.6 8, a WAC, thus enabling them to contribute to the war effort just like millions sex has done over the years through But despite December s setback, ($1 1,678,855.61), 4.5%; JA - of men were already doing both stateside and abroad. Image courtesy of Shawnee County did join Jefferson $1,272,526.59 ($1,174,510.60),8.3%; the Red Cross . www.p, Countv in re~sterin~ an increase in LV - $4,991,416.72 ($4,670,893.30), riavmg served on me oa~ueneia as nurses, cooks, water bearers and even . tax collections through the first half 6.9 % ; S N - $ 2 4,7 9 4,9 2 4 " " r " rin the Revolutionar Armed Serwces Integration Act To- Anyone needing more information of FY 2015 in comparison to the same ($24,191,891.13),2.5%. saDo~eu s au g y " . vehicle purchased or leased to the n h r n ar the day, the more than 200,000 women about this project m asked te call Mar- war and as s~e ograp e s e period inFY 2014, as did the other Jefferson, Leavenworth and Doug- r fl" " w m n on achve duty and the apprommately garetDmk, pres~dentofthehmtoncal four counties, las counties have a tax rate of 1%. ~ronumes m la~e con ]c~s, o e . nted ermanent status inzzo,ooo WhO are serwng m reserve socxe~y, a~ ~o-tuu-u~az, or Mary Here are the FY totals for the The tax rate in Atchison County is were gra p . America, of which Meals onWheels of components constitute over 15 per- Luse, treasurer, at 913-683-0539 me army, ~ avy,~ur force and lvlarlne , other five counties, with the FY 2015 1.25%, in Jackson County 1.4%, and Corps in 1948 through the Women's cen~ of ~he natron s armed forces. number appearing first, then the FY in Shawnee County 1.15%. ~ History, Environmental "This $900 grant will go directly ~~~. ~ ~ ~~ toward the provision of meals," said Fair at Historical Society Heidi Pickerell, president and CEO ~ ~~. The Kansas Historical Societyof Meals on Wheels of Shawnee and Jefferson County I See us for all your grain and forage harvesting needs! i Jefferson Counties. [ ~ m ~ - - - I announce~ ma~ me rns~ory ~ ~n- "We greatly appreciate Subaru's (Published in The Oskaloosa Inde- I Household Hazardous Waste / I I = Justin" Sales vironmental Fair will be held from 9 1.15049 94th St. Oskaloosa, KS 66066 ~-"~'t =~ta~l~l H. H. V . rqb| d~ ,~ I a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday, April 23. , I Open8 a.m.- 4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday k n,F,W I I ~ I I Valley Falls, KS I This annual event aims to teach Wheels through its annual Share NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING e c ' ""- I students grades four through six how the Love' event," said Elite Hollander, NOTICE is hereby given to any I R ycle & Disposal of: LI BB L I ' 402.547.0606 nature and the environment have Meals on Wheels America president and all persons that the following will I UsedOiI, Antifreeze, Batteries V'~':~U~L'-~-"J~i I |~, ~, i ~1 shaped our lives and how we, inturn, andCEO, be considered at a Public Hearing by -, =.~ m . . . . I :Old Paint & Stains 785-863-2581 I I LILI ~'1"~ have impacted our enwronment. Meals on Wheels simultaneously the Jefferson County Board of Zoning I Household & Lawn & Garden Chemicals V I carried out additional outreach dur- Appeals to be held on Wednesday, I,TIRES will be accepted for a LIMITEDTIME, forafee. J I~~1~~ ~ ~ ~ ~tI J~t~.~~~l~Pr~ ~l~l ~[]~ ~!~Iactivities and displays and a nature The fairwill feature 30 hands-on ingNovember and December. This May 13,2015, at 7:00 p.m at the I ,NO AFrER-HOURSDUMPING,NO AGRICULTURAL CHEMICALS, ~ ~,~ I '~~ ~ ~ww~ all that will educate students in Wheelseff rt was intended to keepMeals on, top ofmind." The successful kaloosa,Jeffers nKansas.C untY Courthouse in Os- I PUMPING OFF OF BARRELS OF OIL BY APPOINTMENT ONLY . many aspects of environmental is- results ended with Meals on Wheels ZA2015-01: To consider a request ~ sues. Visitors can also tour the Kan- ~ sas Museum of History. raising more than $30,000 from a for a special exception to the acces- va-- beteer than bottle Duringthe fair, students can: direct-mail campaign. In addition sory building size limitation in the to the fundraising efforts, Meals on "LL" District at approximately 6294 water from you r tap, Learn about bluebirds and their Wheels added 77 new clients to the Crescent Rim Dr Ozawkie, generally habitat program and 12 new volunteers were located on the east side of Crescent The league will start after Memorial Day weekend. Games will be played late Sunday afternoon. 33-43-2tc For more info call Ritchie Herbster at or Jeff Brown at 785-224-7713. Sun April 19, 2015 11 a.m. 705 Locust St. Nortonville, KS HOUSEHOLD: Garland NG, 6-Burner w! Grill; 2 Ovens, 1 broiler unit; Frigidaire side-by-side refrigerator freezer, 5 months old w/water and ice (white); Table and 4 chairs; 2 Flat screen TVs; 2 Recliners, nice; Nice Chair and ottoman; Devein file cabinet; Office desk and chairs; 2 Oak end table and coffee table; Book case and shelving, wooden; Microwave; Front load washer; NA. Dryer; Pots, pans and other items; Vacuum sweepers and carpet cleaners; 9-ft. Chnstmas tree; 2 NG Heaters, floor and wall mount; Adjustable ladder rack for full size truck. ANTIQUE & COLLECTIBLE: 19 Old pocket Watches (12 Elgin, Walthan, Cylinder, Hamp- ton, Hamilton, 3-key wind); 2 Working mantel clocks (Gilbert); Brass Fire-place shield or cover; Neat Pictures and frames; Old coffee gnnder; Old wall lights; Cast Iron; Neat, old Porch Glider; Crystal Pnncess House; Edward Knolls China; Stone crock; Water cans; Old spoon collection; Oak Treadle Sewing machine; Small, wooden, medicine cabinet; Old trunk; Old magazine; Old purses; Old Leather ball glove; Old Tube-type radio. TOOLS: Tapco Siding break, 10 ft 19 in. slitter; Brake Buddy; Coleman 5.5 HP gas motor Air Compressor; 100 ft. Air hose, very nice; Aluminum 20' walk planks; Extension Ladder Fiberglass, 24' & 28'; Step Ladders 5ft. & 6ff.; Multi-purpose aluminum ladders; Bostich Pneumatic Air tools-Framing nailer, roofing nailer, 2 in. finish nailer, button nailer; Campbell Hausfeld Aidess paint-sprayer; Craftsman 3000 PSI power washer 7.5HP; Porter Cable sawzall, electric; B&D 20 volt drills; 3-ton Floor Jacks; 7 in. WD skill circular saw; Lots of pliers, screwdnvers, tinsnips, hammers, and other tools, electnc cords; Sawhorses and supplies; Chicago Electric sliding saw; Adjustable ladder rack for full size truck. LAWN & GARDEN / MISC.: Gravely 5240 w/Kohler Motor Walk-behind garden tractor, tiller, snow blower, and 3ft. broom, Works good; Gas powered snow blower, near new; Yard cart for lawn mower; 2-man Bass Boat (small pontoon type); Troll- ing motor & Battery, nice; Several rods and reels, fishing poles; Poulan 14in 42cc chainsaw; Lumber & Wood trim; 10- New Porch post, vinyl; Coolers and water jugs; Plumbing supplies; 2 Pedestal Sinks, new; 1 Lavator Top, new; 1 window, new. VAN & TRAILER: 2008 Chevy Uplander, 6 passenger SUV, 102,000 miles, 4 doors, loaded, subject to pdor sale; 2006 Enclosed Trailer 6x12 - Used for tool trailer, side door and rear ramp. Auctioneer's note: Mark has been a carpenter in Nortonvi//e areas for many years, life plans are to change and they will be moving to Ca/ifomia. Neat things in this auction and great tools. See you there. See some photos at the website: ~ thenews/eaf com/hoffman/htm LUNCH & Jeff Hoffman, Auctioneer Effingham, KS 913-833-4125 RESTROOMS ON GROUNDS www.thenewsleaf.conVhoffman/htm That's just one of the many reasons to have McEIroy's install an EcoWater system in your home. Call today. mae roy' 785-266-4870 www, mcelroys,com I 15th Annual Chicken & Noodle Dinner l Sat April 18, 2015 4:30 to 7 p.m. I Meriden Community Church Fellowship Hall ( ages) Lots of Room! Meriden, KS Menu: To-Qo-Meals' Chicken & Noodles, Ham & Beans, Cornbread, Home- Quarts $7. Pints $3.50' made Bread, Veggies, Relishes, Desserts, Drinks Gallon of Dry Homemade Noodles $6 [] [] m m [] [] For more ,info, ~t1785~86-0173 or 78~'-633-T609 I[][] []i [] [] [] April 19 9:30 a.m. .- 4020 NW 25th .Topeka, DIRECTIONS: North on US 75 Hwy. to NW 35th St. Exit, Stop Sign, Left, West to Brickyard Rd. then South to NW 25th. WATCH FOR SIGNS!!! BRICKYARD BARN INN, after many years of operating in North Topeka as a Bed & Breakfast and a Catering Company, we will be quitting business and closing the doorsand shall be selling the following and MOREH/ FURN. & HOUSEHOLD: Queen Anne Chairs, Floor & Table Lamps, Sofa Table, Fireplace Mantel, Dining Table/Chairs, China Cabinet, Bar Table/2 Stools, Cedar Chest, Rd. Coffee Table, Pictures, Frames, Mirrors, Wall Hangings, Elect. Range, Refrig. w/Cross Top Freezer, Love Seat, Lamp Tables, Claw Foot Organ Stool, Sewing Cabinet, 4 Drawer Chest, Trunks, Wardrobe, Glass Top Sofa Table, Par- lor Tables, Wing Back Chairs, Kerosene Lamps, Hall Tree, Walnut Dining Table/6 Chairs/Buffet, Breakfront (Harrops), Grandfather Clock Cabinet, Old Kitchen Hutch, Microwave, Misc. Dishes/China, Stemware, Rocker, Iron Bed. GUNS: Spencer 12CA Shotgun, Winchester Mod. 77 22 Rifle, BB Guns. PRIMITIVES & MISC.: Copper/Brass Items, Old Scales, Weather Vane, Butter Churn, Milk Bottles, Crocks, Jugs, Cast Iron Door Stops, Manure Spreader, Aquarium, Patio Furn Games, Ping Pong Table, Hand & Garden Tools, Misc. Power Tools, Tread- mill, Push Mower, Yard Art, White Mountain Ice Cream Freezer, Wash Tub, Heat Stove, Chicken Tractor, Plow, Fence Gate, Wagon Wheels, Misc. Farm Imple- ments, Spring Tooth, Bird Baths, Cast Iron Kettle, Cream Cans, Cross Cut Saws, BBQ Grill, Stack Chairs, Alum. Ext. Ladder, Holiday Decor. OTHER ARTICLES. TOO NUMEROUS TO MENTION!! PLAN TO AI-I-END!!! AUCTIONEER'S NOTE: This will be the 1st of 3 auctions to be held. BRICKYARD BARN INN SCOTT & TRUANNA NICKEL, Sellers KOOSER AUCTION SERVICE Con0e. ons Topeka, KS "Our service doesn't cost - It pays/" Washburn Tech Culinary Class. www. Explore what goes into growing a pizza * Learn how to make rope * Meet animals that are true super heroes Admission is free. The Historical Society is located at 6425 SW 6th Avenue, Topeka. recruited to deliver meals on a perma- nent basis during the campaign. Meals on Wheels serves approxi- mately 1,000 daily hot meals Monday through Friday to homebound clients and congregate dining centers. Capital Sat. April 18, 2015 2 & 7 p.m. Fairlawn Church of the Nazarene 7th & Fairlawn Topeka, KS -- FEATURING- Local Quartets Washburn Rural Capital Sound and HS Boys' and Young at Heart Girls' Quartets Special Guest Quartet: Boomtown TICKET PRICES Adults $14 advance/S16 at door Senior Citizens & Children $12 advance/S14 at door Tickets available at any Educational Credit Union branches or call: 785-217-4321 34-44-1tc Sat April 18 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. MENU --- Fish Scalloped Potatoes Baked Beans Coleslaw Candied Apples Hushpuppies Desserts FREEWILL DONATION Ozawkie United Methodist Church 106 Goldenrod Ozawkie 785-876-2425 34-44-1tc Rim Dr. between Timber and Rock Creek Drives at the request of Jack E. Joyce. At said time and place, all per- sons interested in the above will be granted a hearing. A full description for the above described is available for review in the Jefferson County Planning and Zoning Office during regular business hours. The Board of Zoning Appeals may continue consideration of this matter at the conclusion of the public hearing to a future date without further notice. JEFFERSON COUNTY BOARD OF ZONING APPEALS s/ Greg Hazen Greg Hazen, Secretary I PUBLIC NOTICE J (Published in The Oskaloosa Inde- pendent April 16, 2015)1t NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING TAKE NOTICE that the Planning Commission for the City of McLouth, Kansas will hold a special public hearing on Monday, May 11, 2015 at 5:30 the McLouth Fire House, 104 W. Lucy St McLouth, KS 66054 in order to consider: AN APPLICATION FOR RE- VISION OF THE ZONING REG- ULATIONS FOR THE CITY OF MCLOUTH, KANSAS The Planning Commission for the City ofMcLouth, 110 N. Union Street, McLouth, Kansas, has made an ap- plication for revision of the Zoning Regulations for the City of McLouth, Kansas as described below: The proposed revisions are as fol- lows: 1) Inclusion of a provision autho- rizing Group Homes as defined by I~S.A. 12-736 in Chapter 1 - Single- Family Residential District, Chapter 2 - Two-Family Residential District, and Chapter 3 - Multi-Family Resi- dential District; and 2) Consolidation of all provisions governing Conditional Uses into one chapter, eliminating the chapter on development plans, thereby reducing the total chapters to 29. The entire Regulations, as revised, will be made available in both elec- tronic and printed formats. A copy of the proposed revised Regulations are available for review at McLouth City Hall, 110 N. Union Street, McLouth, Kansas 66054.