Carey Lang wins grand prize
?Carey Lang of Atwood won the grand prize worth over $725 in gift certificates and merchandise in the Square Deal’s first Fabulous February Fun promotion.
Carey was one of 10 finalists from the businesses sponsoring the promotion. He was the C.W. Beamgard Co., Inc., winner and was drawn as the grand prize winner.
Other winners included Lisa Woody, who won an orchid plant from Atwood Floral and Gifts; Cindy Rummel, who won a candle from TLC General Store; Bruce Nickel, who won a spin balance and tire rotation from C.A.R. Specialists; Patti Domsch won two tickets to the Tumbleweed Chorus performance March 22 from Dunker’s Radio and T.V.; Barb Morton won a $25 gift certificate from Active Balance Chiropractic and Acupuncture; Marilyn Horinek won a $20 gift certificate from Park Hill, Atwood; Lang won a pit repair, rotation and service job from C.W. Beamgard Co., Inc.; Sheena Luedke won a $25 gift certificate from Currier Drug, Inc.; Deone Horinek won two boxes of 22 long ammunition from The Great Outdoors Gunshop; and Manire Berens won a $25 gift card from Williams Bros. Supermarket.
Winners will need to go to the businesses to pick up their prizes.
Merchants reported good participation in the promotion.
Herndon moving forward
after denial of water line grant
?The Community Development Block Grant request by Herndon to improve their deteriorating water lines was not approved for this year, according to Isaac Marintzer, treasurer for the City of Herndon.
He stated feedback received was that the grant scored well in all categories except water testing schedules and water rate history. In addition, water line requests have less priority in general than requests related to water quality issues.
According to Marintzer, the plan forward is to address the lower scoring areas of the grant request and then resubmit for next year. Specifically, the water test schedule will be improved and there will be a better history of water rates, slightly over the state average. For Herndon residents, their rates have risen from about $19 to around $34 for the first 5,000 gallons.
Marintzer summarized the overall water situation as the wells have been replaced/repaired and the tower has been maintained, but the lines are not sustainable for the long term. He further stated that in addition to the grant request resubmittal next year, the city is looking at other options. Meanwhile, the city will keep fixing the lines as required until they can be replaced.
Ross earns KPA award
?The Square Deal learned that Rosalie Ross, former publisher and current staffer, earned an award of excellence from the Kansas Press Association.
Rosalie was awarded first place in the category of editorial writing in the 2014 contest.
The awards of excellence luncheon will be held April 12 in Manhattan in conjunction with the KPA annual convention.
Full stories in this week's Square Deal.
Courtesy of McDougal-Sager, Snodgrass Grain, Inc.
WHEAT: $6.61; MILO:
$4.18; CORN: $4.41