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Inman Jr. High To Present ‘The Wizard Of Oz’

Posted 2/16/2017

By Randy Fogg

The Ledger Staff

INMAN – Inman Junior High School will give three performances of “The Wizard of Oz.”

The show will be presented at 3 and 7 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 25 and 3 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 26, at the Inman Junior/Senior High School auditorium.

Advance tickets to the show are available at the school district’s central office. Tickets are $4 for adults and $3 for students in kindergarten to 12th grade. Children age 5 and younger will get in free.

Director Gay Jordan said the play is not like the movie directed by Victor Fleming in 1939. Erin Detrick wrote the script for the IJHS production.

“It’s based on the book,” Jordan said. “To me, the book is more creative.”

She added the show is not a musical.

A total of 40 students tried out for the play. Thirty-five students will appear in the play.

Students in the Inman High School broadcasting program will handle the sound and lights for the show.

Students taking junior high art classes helped with painting the background scenes for the platy.

Jordan said Inman resident Connie Achilles is assisting with props and backdrops, as well as costumes for the characters.

“My biggest challenge for the play has been the flu season,” Jordan said. “We’ve been missing kids every day for practice.”

Elizabeth Leck plays the part of Dorothy. Adriana Owens is the Lion with Dantlie Raney the Scarecrow and Dawson Urwiller the Tin Woodman. Tristen Witt is Toto and Dayton Real is Oz.

Leck said her biggest challenge is speaking with a lower-pitched voice.

“I’m working on it,” Leck said. “I think it’s going well.”

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State Champs MHS Wins Scholar Bowl

Posted 2/16/2017

By Randy Fogg

The Ledger Staff

LEON – The Moundridge High School Scholars Bowl team won its first state championship Saturday, Feb. 11, at Bluestem High School in Leon.

Coach Adam Robb has guided the Moundridge team to one second-place finish and a couple of thirds. This is his 11th season as the coach.

At state, Moundridge won nine of its 10 rounds of competition.

“I though with this group of seniors, when we started the year, they could be a special group,” Robb said. “The whole season, except for once, we finished in the top three at every tournament.”

Three seniors led the Moundridge team – Jacob Ewy, Cameron Clark and Bayard Bell-Martinez. There were also three juniors – Luke Ratzlaff, Jessica Ullom-Minnich and Jerod Kaufman.

“They compliment each other,” Robb said. “They work well with each other as a team.”

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Moundridge May Need To Raise Sewer Rates

Posted 2/16/2017

By Randy Fogg

The Ledger Staff

MOUNDRIDGE – Beth Warren, with Ranson Financial, presented a sewer rate review to the Moundridge City Council that indicated the city will need to raise its rates to pay for a required pre-treatment facility, as well as keep up with maintenance of the wastewater system.

Warren talked to council members about the review during the regular council meeting Monday, Feb. 6, at the city office.

Currently, residential customers pay a minimum charge of $10 a month for the first 1,000 gallons of water through the system. There is a $2 charge for every additional 1,000 gallons used.

In the Ransom study, rates would be increased 53.5 percent this year. The minimum charge would be $15.35 and $3.07 for every additional 1,000 gallons.

Next year, there would be a 2 percent increase to $15.66 and $3.13.

Customers would see a 44.5 percent increase in 2019 to $22.62 and $4.52. In 2020, Ransom is proposing another 2 percent rate raise to $23.08 and $4.62.

Council members took no formal action on the review. City Administrator Randy Frazer said additional information on the issue will be brought to future council meetings.

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