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Talking Up Inman FFA: Officer Team Tells 7th, 8th Graders About Local Chapter

Posted 9/15/2016

By Randy Fogg

The Ledger Staff

INMAN – Ally Leslie, a junior at Inman High School and part of the Inman FFA Chapter’s officer team, showed her two-year-old horse to seventh- and eighth-grade students as part an FFA Day Camp Wednesday, Sept. 7, at the school.

Junior Katie Krehbiel had two of her goats to show the junior high students.

“We wanted to talk to them about judging for horses and other livestock,” Leslie said.

Leslie and Krehbiel had their station set up outside the school’s gymnasium, at the southwest corner of the school.

“We told them about what the judges look for in the arena,” Leslie said. “We explained what you’re going to see when you’re at a judging contest.”

The two teens said they enjoyed showing and talking about their animals.

Daniel Knapp, the agricultural instructor and FFA sponsor at Inman, said the camp was the idea of his eight FFA officers. All 77 of Inman’s seventh and eighth graders went through the event, which took about two hours.

“We wanted to show the kids a little bit of everything,” Knapp said. “My officer team organized all of it. It’s an activity they wanted to do for the junior high students.”

The students set up four stations. Besides the judging station that was outside, the other three were inside the smaller gymnasium.

One station was on leadership skills taught in FFA. Inman graduate Rachel Barlow was the speaker at the station. Knapp said Barlow competed in forensics for two years at Hutchinson Community College and is now a student at Wichita State University.

The second station was on public speaking with Gabe Knetchel and Elizabeth Wood. Knapp noted the two students talked about “how to do it successfully.”

“FFA helps students develop public speaking skills,” Knapp said.

The third station was on dairy foods. FFA students Alexis Bradley and Collin Wedel had a demonstration for the junior high students.

The younger students were shown samples of whole and skim milk, as well as half-and-half.

“We also had some non-dairy almond milk, for the kids to see the difference,” Knapp said.

He noted they were able to show the junior high students some milk with California Mastitis in it. Knapp explained when mastitis is in milk an additive will cause it to look like a gel. Knapp said he was able to get a sample from Inman’s Knacksteadt Dairy.

“I knew they had a cow they were treating for it,” Knapp said. “I asked them to save me some of the milk.”

Knapp said Max Harman and Kaylee Wedel helped with moving the groups of students to each station.

He noted the event went extremely well.

“We’re hoping to try it again next year and make it a tradition,” Knapp said.

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Moundridge Chamber Honors Lumberyard, Rosemary Fisher

Posted 9/15/2016

By Randy Fogg

The Ledger Staff

MOUNDRIDGE – The Moundridge Lumber Company was the second recipient of the Moundridge Chamber of Commerce’s Business of the Year award.

The Chamber handed out awards during its annual meeting Thursday, Sept. 8, at the Pine Village Wellness Center.

In making the announcement, Chamber Vice President Wayne Fisher said the lumber company has always been supportive of the Chamber and the community.

Galen and Kathy Waltner purchased the store in January of 2003.

Two years ago, the Waltners bought a 7,000-square-foot warehouse building a block from the original store and showroom.

With additional space, the Waltners were able to display many of the products they had always offered and had room to add new products.

Last spring, Fisher noted the Waltners added more space at the new building to offer more garden products for customers.

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City To Help Library Board With Director

Posted 9/15/2016

By Randy Fogg

The Ledger Staff

MOUNDRIDGE – Library Board President Brad Roth and City Administrator Randy Frazer asked the Moundridge City Council to approve a professional services agreement between the library and city.

The agreement would allow the library director to be a city employee, while responsible to the library board.

Roth said the board has started looking for a replacement for Connie Olson, who has been the library director.

He noted the board wants to find a candidate who is a visionary and is planning to keep the library moving in the direction started by Olson.

Council members unanimously approved the agreement during their meeting Tuesday, Sept. 6 at the city office.

Frazer said the agreement would allow the library director to have the same benefit package as other city employees.

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