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Garden City Telegram (Newspaper) - August 31, 2015, Garden City, KansasCheck out a photo gallery of the High Plains Amateur Golf tournament at a Telegram. Com monday August 31, 2015 75 cents volume 86, no. 209 1 Section 12 pages eighth House habitat for humanity holds dedication ceremony. Page a3 Cool coach southwestern golfer claims High Plains Amateur. Page a10 whats inside annies advice. A7 classified. A8 comics. A9 obituaries. A2 opinion. A4 police blotter. A2 state. A3 to listings. A11 weather. A8 Market prices weather forecast Grain prices at the Garden City Coop As of Friday wheat. 4.10 Corn. 3.73 Milo. 3.23 soybeans. 8.18 Schwieterman inc. Reported Chicago live cattle futures As of Friday aug. Oct. Dec. High. 146.52 144.60. 146.52 Low. 144.55 142.22. 144.57 stand. 146.02 144.00. 146.02 today mostly sunny and warm High 95, Low 66. Tuesday partly sunny and Breezy High 94, Low 68. Save More than $ 94.65 with coupons inside by Jonathan Shorman the Topeka capital journal after the state finance Council rendered judgment on dozens of school District requests for additional Aid last week under Kansas new temporary Block Grant education funding Law policymakers appear headed for a debate Over whether the exercise should became a permanent part of the process. On the one Side republicans who want schools to operate with a business mind set always scouring for efficiencies. The state finance Council process gives them maximum leverage allowing them to deny Aid requests if they think a districts Case Isnit Strong enough. On the other Side democrats who say schools Are underfunded and want the formula to be Able to provide extra funding when needed perhaps without an appearance before the Council which is composed entirely of legislative leaders and the governor. This past Spring lawmakers scrapped the states funding formula that had been in place since the Early 90s. In its place the legislature approved and gov. Sam Brownback signed legislation creating a Block Grant funding system for school districts. The Block Grant system is designed to be temporary however and the Law will expire eventually unless lawmakers take further action. The idea is that the legislature will Craft a new permanent formula within the next couple of years. Exactly what the new formula should look like is still almost entirely up in the air. But this past weeks state finance Council meeting has drawn attention to arguably the most dramatic aspect of the temporary system the extraordinary needs funding process and raises questions about whether that part of the Block Grant system will make it into the eventual permanent formula. Last monday the Council doled out about $ 6 million from a pot of about $ 12.3 million in Aid to districts that have lost funds due to declining property values or have experienced increased enrolment. The Council made its decisions in a meeting that spanned much of the Day. Officials from the districts watched in rapt attention As the panel weighed their requests with no guarantees that they would receive anything. In the end most districts received some Money though in Many cases far less than they had sought. Senate president Susan Wagle r Wichita sits on the Council. While the administration had recommended providing additional Aid to schools with enrolment increases in excess of 1 percent Wagle proposed increasing the threshold to 2 percent. The Council ultimately sided with her. After the meeting Wagle extolled the process to a reporter in response to a question about whether it should be integrated into a new formula. Of i think we had an excellent process today. The districts were Able to should state finance Council be part of funding mix by Michael Maresh Maresh a Telegram. Com Syracuse Rob Oglevie and Mike Andrusak pulled their inner tubes across the finish line at saturdays 2015 Syracuse River run and looked Back to see who was behind them. And there was no one to be seen. In an event that could take three to four hours to finish the two Ulysses men managed to Complete the 4.1 mile float along part of the Arkansas River in less than 90 minutes. We got in at 1 30 and just floated Oglevie said. Its very fun and relaxing. The Syracuse River run once was a popular event for the Community but a decade of drought had made it nearly impossible due to Low water Levels in the River said Matthew Lampe one of the organizers. Andrusak said while the River run was not about Competition the two did discuss wanting to be the first ones to finish it As they drove Over from Ulysses. We talked about it that we were in it to win it he said. Water is fun and its Nice to have this in Southwest Kansas. An abundance of rain in the area and releases of water from the John Martin Reservoir in Hasty colo., were credited earlier this month for returning River flow through Syracuse All the Way to Holcomb. The flow allowed the River run to continue again. Oglevie chided his Friend for being afraid of the snakes that approached the two inner tubers. I saw a Snake and got so scared Andrusak said mentioning that he River run revival Syracuse event returns for first time since 1989. By Michael Maresh Maresh a Telegram. Com when Garden City lineman Matt Bribiesca saw a tree trimmer working around Power lines without wearing the proper Protection gear he knew the dangers that were present. Knowing that one of those dangers could result in death the 28 year old Garden City Man sprung into action. He realized something had to be done and spoke to the tree trimmer about the safety Issue he had just witnessed and cautioned him about being More aware about safety especially when working close to Power lines. About a month ago Bribiesca who lives in Garden City with his daughter Isabella 4, was honoured with the Cit yes quarterly employee safety award by the Garden City commission for taking action rather than just letting it go and not saying anything. According to City documents concerning the award Bribiesca was travelling to a work site and noticed an Independent contractor trimming Trees less than a foot away from a primary overhead line without Protection. He went out of his Way to ensure the worker was aware of the danger and provided tips on How to reposition the truck in order to be within safety guidelines. Each Quarter City employees May submit nominations to recognize those who go above and beyond Normal duty to help improve the safety of their department organization or to motivate employees to take an extra Garden City electric worker rewarded James m. Dobson Telegram Garden City electrical worker Matt Bribiesca is shown with a City work truck Friday while on assignment. Brad Nading Telegram far above Southwest kansans float on the Arkansas River saturday in tubes rafts canoes and Stock tanks during the River run at Syracuse. Above Martha Housholder left and Tracy Housholder set up their chairs in a Stock tank saturday As Callie Green 3, has a snack at the Hamilton county Fairgrounds prior to the Syracuse River run. The Trio and other family members were Riding along the Arkansas River in a Stock tank decorated with a Camo Flange theme including weeds and grass on their hats. Martha was the oldest participant in the event at 85 years old. View More photos of saturdays River run in Syracuse at a Telegram. Com. See River run Page a5 see neighbors Page a5 see schools Page a5

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