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g8584 Vol. $1 .oo (USPS No. 679-660) 132 No. 6, Thursday, Sept. 8, 2016 Official Newspaper for City of Coldwater and Comanche County Box 518 Coldwater, Kansas 67029-0518 (620) 582-2101 Timberwolves Clip Blue Jays 34-8 in County Stud Loa Meeting in regular session, this Tuesday morning, members of the Comanche County Com- missioners again signed the pa- perwork to allow recent college graduates funding to help pay on their college loans. They did so by passing a reso- lution joining with the state of Kansas in its Rural Opportunity Zone program. Comanche County has par- ticipated in the program for sev- eral years, but no graduates have taken advantage of the offer. Having discussed the pro- gram at more than one past meet- ing, Tuesday they met with Re- South Central High School's of the Timberwolfgridders. down in the third quarter. Ash- ing Blue Jays, scoring three more Timberwolfvarsity football team Aider a scoreless first quarter land ran across the line for two times for 21 points, while hold- opened its season last Friday which saw each team gettingpoints, while South Centraling the visitors scoreless. night with a solid 34-8 win over well into their opponent's terri- picked up its P-A-T on a kick for That gave the home team a the Ashland Blue Jays. tory, South Central finally got one point. 26-point lead and set the fmal The win left the T-Wolves onto the scoreboard with a That set the score at 13-8 at score at 34-8. with an early season record of 1- touchdown before the half. The the end of the third quarter and South Central racked up 364 and-0, but the losing Ashland extra-point attempt failed, leav- gave SCHS a five-point lead as total yards with a balanced of- team now sports a record of 0- ing SCHS with a 6-0 lead at the the final quarter began, fense -- 195 yards rushing the and- 1. It was the first game with end of the first half. It the final quarter, the Tim- ball and 169 in the air. Coach Billy Nichols at the helm Each team scored a touch- berwolves dominated the visit-(continued on page 3) blish n an Early in the game last Friday night, South Central High School's Kody Huck (No. 10) gets ready to pull down one of three passes he received during the game as quarterback Gerald Morehead (No. 9) watches from the right. The two SCHS seniors were key players in South Central's 34-8 win over Ashland High School's Blue Jays in the opening game of the season, photo by Dennies O. Andersen gional Project Manager of Busi- ness and Community Develop- ment Office Carol Meyers of Gar- den City. She explained to the commis- sioners about the student loan repayment portion of the Rural Opportunity program through the state. Through the program, those with student loans who have earned their degrees or cer- tifications, can apply for funds to pay up to 20 per cent of their student debts -- within their first year of moving to Comanche County. A portion of the funds come from the county, individu- als, or local businesses and or- ganizations, with the local amount matched by the state. Up to $3,000 per year can be re- ceived for up to five years. After some discussion, the commissioners voted to pass a resolution to participate in the program, funding $1,000 to start the program fund. In other business, the com- missioners: --Approved payment of bills in the amount of$339,207.13. --Met with Road and Bridge Supervisor Dennis Hernandez who asked that the commission- ers sign a contract with Kirkham and Michaels to inspect all the bridges in the county as per state requirement. --Heard Hernandez report that the steel faced roller the county is renting for $5,500 per month could be purchased for $33,000-- less 80 per cent of the $11,000 in rent that the county has paid for the packer to date. No action was taken. --Voted to approve the pur- chase of a low-boy trailer for the road and bridge department from The Wrays of Sawyer for $25,000. --Heard the road and bridge supervisor report that he is now short one grader operator be- cause he had recently fired one of the county grader operators, then meeting in executive ses- sion to discuss personnel mat- ters. --Heard Hernandez report that he had received an estimate of $34,000 to crush and remove re-bar from 1,800 tons of used concrete chunks at the landfill, but no action was taken by the commissioners. --Heard Hernandez report on plans to repair more of the Protection blacktop. --Met with Comanche County Hospital Administrator Nancy Zimmerman to discuss a problem with the carpet and flooring in portions of the hos- pital. She said that a flooring company had looked at the prob- lem and had told her the prob- lem was probably do to the sub flooring coming loose, giving the flooring (carpet or tile) an uneven, flexible feel. --Heard Mrs. Zimmerman present a monthly and year-to- (continued on page 3)