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The Ottawa Herald

Tommy Felts, managing editor on the Web at http://www.ottawaherald.com

O n t h e R e c o r d W e e k e n d e r , F e b r u a r y 2 7 - 2 8 , 2 0 1 0 P a g e 5 I f y o u h a v e n e w s t o r e p o r t , p l e a s e c a l l u s a t ( 7 8 5 ) 2 4 2 - 4 7 0 0 o r ( 8 0 0 ) 4 6 7 - 8 3 8 3 ; o r s e n d e - m a i l t o n e w s @ o t t a w a h e r a l d . c o m .

Daily Report

Hospital Notes


  • Thursday: Melvin Edmonds, Pomona; William

Fowler, Ottawa.


  • Robert Kuiken, Princeton

Franklin County Jail

Sheriff’s Department Arrests

  • 12:14 p.m. Thursday, Thomas William Knox, 27,

630 N. Cherry St., Ottawa, on suspicion of criminal damage to property, misdemeanor theft and bur- glary.

Police Department Arrests

  • 10:30 a.m. Thursday, 1400 block of South Main

Street, Sylvester Leroy Robinson, 54, 327 Mulberry St., Ottawa, on suspicion of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.

  • 2:34 p.m. Thursday, Michael Ernest Aruther

Williams, 18, 4710 Kentucky Road, Ottawa, on sus- picion of battery.

Police Department News


  • 5:02 p.m. Thursday, 700 block of West Second

Street, a 50-year-old Ottawa man was taken into protective custody after he made suicidal com- ments.



  • 8:49 a.m. Thursday, 1700 block of South Osage

Drive, a vehicle driven by Beverly Vogler, 73, Ot- tawa, struck a vehicle driven by Jaci Sterling, 32, Ottawa, as she was backing out of her drive. Dam- age estimated at more than $1,000.



Delma Ottawa,





We d ne s - day, Feb.





Olathe Medical Center in Olathe, Kan.

She was born




1935, in Ottawa, Kan., the daughter of C.D. Hood and Julia (Elder) Hood.

She married John Lee Nickelson Oct. 14, 1956, at Ottawa, Kan. This union was blessed with four chil- dren. She moved to Garnett to be with her husband on the farm, and lived there for 46 years. They moved to Ottawa in 2002.

Delma worked as a longtime employee in the nursing home industry. She loved to watch wres- tling and be with her fam- ily and grandkids.

She was preceded in death by her parents, C.D. and Julia Hood; her hus- band, John Lee Nickelson

in 2006; two sons, Darrell Lee Nickelson and David Charles Nickelson; and one sister, Deana J. Rob- ertson.

Delma is survived by her son, James K. Nick- elson, Ottawa, Kan.; her


Mary Beth


, and husband

Bobby, Ottawa, Kan.; two brothers, David J. Hood, and wife Helen, Ottawa, Kan.; Jerry Hood and wife, Miki, Lincoln, Neb.; five grandchildren; Ethan Thompson, Erick Thomp- son, B.J. Rose and wife, Stacy, Brandi Nickelson

and Meghan Nickelson; and one great-grandson, Billy Dale.

Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 27, 2010, at the Feuerborn Family Funeral Service Chapel in Garnett. Burial will follow in the Garnett Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Cherry Street Wesleyan Church and may be left in care of the funeral home.

Condolences to the family may be made at www.feuerbornfuneral. com.



nieces, nephews and cousins.

Fred Eugene Cooper II, 76, Law- rence, died Tuesday, Feb. 23, 2010, at Select Specialty Hospital, Tope- ka. Services will be 11 a.m. Tuesday at Mustard Seed Church, Lawrence.

He was born Oct. 23, 1933, in Law- rence to Fred Sr. and Lurue Helen (Suggs) Cooper.

He attended Lawrence Public Schools.

He was a lifelong resident of Law-

He was a veteran of the U.S. Army.

He worked for the University of Kansas Chemistry Department.

He married Lavenia Moten Feb. 24, 1955, in Ottawa. She survives of the home.

Other survivors include sons, Shaqullie and Darrius Cooper and Der- ricks Newman, all of the home; a broth- er, Gary Cooper; and a sister, Donna Morrison, both of Lawrence; and many

The family will meet with friends 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Monday at Warr- ren-McElwain Mortuary, Lawrence.

Burial will be in Oak Hill Cem- etery, Lawrence.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Asso- ciation or to the American Diabetes Association and sent in care of the mortuary.

Online condolences may be made at www.warrenmcelwain.com.

Cytones get OK for Dallas trip

Volunteer Opportunity

You can explore local volunteer opportunities online at http://www.ot- tawaherald.com/volun- teer_search/.

Make-A-Wish Foundation

The Make-A-Wish Foundation is looking

for Ottawa volunteers.

The organization is looking for wish grant- ers — individuals who go into the homes of chil- dren with life-threaten- ing medical conditions and help make their wishes come true.

Call Kendra A. Gray at (800) 977-9474 for more information.

Crime Stoppers

The Franklin County Sheriff’s Office is inves- tigating an arson that occurred in the 4800 block of Nebraska Ter- race about six miles west of Wellsville.

At that location, round hay bales were burned — two in the field and one in the road. The fires were reported at 7:52 a.m. Wednesday.

Anyone with infor-

mation about this crime should call the Frank- lin County Crime Stop-

pers at (888)


— that’s






anonymous. Franklin


Crime Stoppers will pay up to $1,000 for information leading to the arrest of any person(s) committing a felony crime in Frank- lin County.


Mid America Nutrition Program

All meals served with 2-percent milk.

Feb. 8-12

Monday — Pulled pork, baked beans, potato sal- ad, bun, fruit cup; Tuesday — Scalloped chicken, brussel sprouts, wheat bread, pineapple, pudding (D/X); Wednesday — Salisbury steak, mashed po- tatoes and gravy, key largo vegetables, wheat roll, blueberry crisp; Thursday — Ham and beans (L/S), zucchini and tomatoes, cornbread, pineapple tid- bits; Friday — Fish, broccoli and rice casserole, bread, Jell-O with fruit (D/X).

Today in Ottawa History

Headlines from The Ottawa Herald compiled by local historian, Louis Reed.

Feb. 27, 1985

  • There will be at least one new face on the Ot-

tawa Board of Education come July, as a result of primary balloting in USD 290 Tuesday. Jack Beau- champ, an eight-year veteran of the board, was the lone candidate ousted from a race that determined which six of seven candidates advance to the April 2 general election.

  • He’s been nominated Educator of the Year by

several organizations. He was placed in the Otta- wa Babe Ruth League Hall of Fame. And through his efforts, Ottawa has contributed about $60,000 to the Muscular Dystrophy Association. Gary Kuntz, 928 S. Main St., Tuesday night accept- ed yet another award, this time from the Ottawa Sertoma Club — its Service to Mankind award.

By COURTNEY SERVAES Herald Staff Writer

Dylan Moore said it was one of the best moments of his life.

Moore, a senior at Ot- tawa High School, told Ot- tawa School Board mem- bers earlier this week that’s why he wants to do it again.

Moore and other mem- bers of the Ottawa Cytones asked board members to approve a trip to Dallas this May for show choir competition.

On the way to Dallas, Tara Gray, music teacher at Ottawa High School, said the group plans to stop at the Oklahoma City Nation- al Memorial and Museum.

“The students who went last time said it was really good,” Gray said.

Moore was one of the stu- dents who took the trip his freshman year, and he told


NEW YORK (AP) — The stock market eked out a gain Friday as investors took downbeat economic news in stride.

The modest gains still left stocks with a loss for the week but the Dow Jones industrial average and the Standard&Poor’s 500 index logged their best month since November.

The mixed reports add- edto investors’ confusion about the economy. Ana- lysts are divided over


Ottawa Co-op’s quota- tions for Friday after- noon at Ottawa were: hard wheat, 4.26; soybeans, 9.28; corn, 3.49; milo, 3.09.

Posted county prices for grains at Franklin County’s USDA Farm Ser- vice Agency were: corn, 3.48, none; milo, 5.01, none; oats, 2.03, none; soybeans, 9.12, none; wheat, 4.31, none.

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so much more fun.”

“If we were just preparing to sing at a concert, it’s important but the amount of energy and effort they put into perform- ing for a competition is different.”

  • Tara Gray,

OHS music teacher

The Cytones plan to do fundraising for the trip, Gray said.

So far the group has raised about $2,000, Gray said. But they still need about $1,800.

“We’ve done singing Valentines and carol grams,” she said. “We made a Christmas CD of the songs we sang.”

board members the Okla- homa City museum is some- thing he’ll never forget.

Next, group members will visit the Dallas aquar- ium, Gray said, and later will travel to Fort Worth.

“On Saturday, we’ll have the competition,” she said. “It takes about an hour to compete. Then you wait to see the results and stuff.”

The rest of the day, Gray said students would spend riding roller coast- ers at Six Flags — which is

where the show choir com- petition is at.

But in order to make it to the competition, Gray said students needed ap- proval from the school board, which they were granted at Monday night’s board meeting.

“If we were just prepar- ing to sing at a concert, it’s important but the amount of energy and effort they put into performing for a competition is different,” Gray said. “It just makes it

But Gray said the group plans to do even more fundraising, collecting donations from area busi- nesses and having events.

“We want to have a school dance,” she said. “And we’re thinking about having a fundraiser ga- rage sale.”

Moore told board mem- bers the group’s last trip to Dallas for show choir competition brought ev- eryone closer and bonded the Cytones even more.

News brief

Anyone interested in walking for the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life has until Monday to beat the early bird reg- istration deadline.

Early registration is open for teams at the cost of $8 per person. Teams typically consist of eight to 15 team members of any age. Youth groups are required to have one adult team participant.

one team member on the track at all times through- out the event.

The Relay For Life of Franklin County will visit the Wellsville area 4 p.m. March 6 at Smokey’s BBQ,

510 Main St., Wellsville, and hand out information.

For more information, call Paula Willford at (785) 242-8386 or go to www. relayforlife.org/franklin- countyks.

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Walkers will partici- pate overnight, for 12 hours as individuals and teams camp out with the goal of keeping at least

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Franklin County is offering dust control to county residents who live on county roads for 2010. The cost of this program is borne by the landowners requesting the dust control.

Franklin County is offering to have a contractor apply a magnesium chloride dust control material on rock roads to limit dust. The cost of material, labor and equipment to treat a 300-foot strip of road (the minimum) is $420.00, or $1.40 per running foot. The expected life of the dust control is approximately six-months, but varies with the weather, traffic counts and other factors. Some residual control will remain even after the road is bladed.

Any Franklin County resident wishing further information about this program should contact the Franklin County Public Works Department at 785-229-3550.

Anyone wishing to participate and receive this service should sign and make payment in the Public Works Department at 1428 S. Main, Suite 4, NO LATER THAN APRIL 30, 2010










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