Haysville, KS (March 4, 2016) The Haysville Police Department has developed a “Safe Spot”, where citizens can conduct a variety of “exchanges” in a safe, secure, well-lit environment. Two parking stalls in front of the Haysville Police Department have had signage installed, designating them as the “Safe Spot.” They are available for use by citizens 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
“The two parking stalls we’ve selected were chosen because they are thoroughly lighted and easily visible on our security cameras. This makes them safe both day and night,” explains Haysville’s Police Chief, Jeff Whitfield. “Odds are, if someone is unwilling to meet in a public place, they probably don’t have the best of intentions.”
Creating a safe place for people to conduct online want ad transactions is an idea taking hold in communities across the country. Police departments in Boca Raton, Florida, East Chicago, Illinois and everywhere in between are taking steps to prevent the victimization of citizens during these exchanges by creating this type of safe zone. One of the more well-known online want ad sights, Craigslist.com, suggests public exchanges – especially with high value items – to reduce the odds of becoming victimized.
The Haysville Safe Spot’s purpose extends beyond sale transactions, though. “Not only can people exchange goods and cash in a secure manner,” says Whitfield, “they can use the Safe Spot for child custody swaps as well.” Many family law practitioners suggest using a public place for child custody swaps in order to reduce the chances of a dispute.
Haysville’s Safe Spot became operational on March 3, 2016.
Julie is a former counselor in the Haysville school district.
On August 11th, Julie Dombo was injured by gunshots at an AT&T Wireless store in Derby, Kansas during an attempted robbery. As a school counselor for many years, Julie had been victim to the very type of person she had always strived to reach and help. As she fights for her life at Wesley Medical Center in Wichita, KS (under the very best care possible) – we are anticipating the resources required for her forthcoming recovery and would ask your help in offsetting those costs.
On July 18, 2015, six young men were rewarded for a lot of hard work. Persevering through 90 degree heat and 107 degree heat index, this group took first place in the under 14 boys division at the Sporting Kansas City 3v3 Tournament held in Shawnee, Kansas. The team came from the local American Youth Soccer Organization (AYSO) branch at 47th Street South and Meridian. The open tournament included some of the best players from multiple states. Needing four wins to become champions, they succeeded with victories of 7 – 4, 6 – 5 (winning goal scored with two seconds left), 9 – 5, and 7 – 4.
Beginning in June, visitors to four of Haysville’s most popular parks will have free Wi-Fi access, courtesy of the City of Haysville. Riggs Park, Dewey Gunzelman Memorial Swimming Pool, W.W. Hays Village Historic Park and PlagensCarpenter Sports Complex will all be connected to the City’s wireless network. Plans to offer Wi-Fi in Haysville’s other parks are also underway.
Based on citizen response, The City of Haysville is focusing resources on the improvement of its parks and recreation facilities. “Citizens have made it clear that quality of life matters” said Mayor Bruce Armstrong. “We’ve received very supportive feedback about the recent upgrades to our parks, our plans for extending the Hike & Bike Path and the plan to relocate the Activity Center to the center of town. Offering Wi-Fi in our parks just seemed like the next logical amenity to offer to improve on what we’ve done so far.”
Patrons can access the City’s free network on their phone, laptop or tablet by opening a web browser, such as Chrome or Internet Explorer, agreeing to the terms and conditions, and clicking accept. The wireless service is available every day from 5:00 a.m. to Midnight.
Girl Scouts of Kansas Heartland has awarded the Juliette Gordon Low Achievement Award – the council’s highest honor – to a lifetime Girl Scout member who began volunteering in 1960 as a Brownie troop leader.
Rosemary Smith of Haysville received the distinguished award for demonstrating unique and significant contributions across the council. The Juliette Gordon Low Achievement Award, introduced by Girl Scouts of Kansas Heartland in 2012 and named after the founder of Girl Scouts of the USA, also recognizes those who have a continued impact and embody the values in the Girl Scout Promise and Law.
Since becoming a troop leader in 1960, Smith has volunteered in every capacity of Girl Scouting: adviser, trainer, committee member, camp director, board member, national delegate and more. She always had her hand up to help. Smith served on the council’s outdoor program committee for 11 years and as committee chair for five years. She also served on the council’s property committee for 13 years, the Wichita Area Board of Directors for six years, and on the Festival of Giving committee for 33 years, including seven as committee chair. She attended nine National Girl Scout Conventions and has served on the executive board of Girl Scout Alumni & Friends for eight years, currently serving as co-chair of the council’s historical collection.
Smith’s legacy can also be demonstrated by the accomplishments of the girls she mentored: six girls earned the First Class rank; five girls earned the Gold Award; one girl became a Girl Scout staff member; and 17 girls became Girl Scout troop leaders themselves.
Longtime volunteer Shirley Mosher of Wichita, who earned the award in 2014, said Smith “exemplifies what Juliette Gordon Low wanted adult leaders to be!”
“Our dedicated volunteers encourage girls to raise their hands, make a difference in their community, and set their sights on the stars,” said Liz Workman, CEO of Girl Scouts of Kansas Heartland. “They prepare girls to lead successful lives and play a key part in our mission of building girls of courage, confidence and character who make the world a better place.”
Other area Girl Scout volunteers who received awards from Girl Scouts of Kansas Heartland include:
Appreciation Pin – For excellent service in delivering the Girl Scout mission to one or more geographic areas
· Jennifer Fawcett, Leader of Troop 40555, Goddard
· Mardith Hammond, Leader of Troop 40345, Wichita
· Dr. Elaine Harrington, Council Trainer, Wichita
· Amy Harris, Leader of Troop 40012, Maize
· Christina House, Leader of Troop 40408, Valley Center
· Janet O’Donnell, Leader of Troops 40831 and 40008, Valley Center
· Samantha Stueven, Leader of Troops 40948 and 40326, Augusta
Thanks Badge – For having a measureable impact on meeting the priorities of the entire council
· Wayne Chambers, Council Board Member, Wichita – Thanks Badge
· Susan Martin, Leader of Troop 40069, Wichita – Thanks Badge
· Carol Ruff, Service Unit Manager, Derby – Thanks Badge II
Treasured Time Award – For making a significant impact on Girl Scouting with their time, talent and treasure
· Robin Armfield, Leader of Troop 40132, Sedgwick
· Fred Gassert, Co-leader of Troop 40616, Wichita
Volunteer of Excellence Award – For outstanding service working with girls or supporting the council’s mission
· Jill Collins, Leader of Troop 40107, Wichita
· Jennifer Curtis, Leader of Troop 40107, Wichita
· Krista Davis, Leader of Troop 40503, Wichita
· Danielle Dodds, Leader of 40310, Andover
· Kelly Dumler, Leader of Troops 40323 and 40182, Wichita
· Tanya Honton Leddy, Leader of Troop 40451, Bel Aire
· Laura Hubbard, Wichita Northwest Service Unit Treasurer
· Robert Lee, Council Trainer/Troop Committee Member, Wichita
· Phyllis Makle, Leader of Troop 40144, Wichita
· Shelley McClure, Leader of Troop 40037, Wichita
· Patricia Munk, Co-leader of Troop 40007, Wichita
· Stephanie Nicks, Leader of Troops 40588 and 40948, Augusta
· Kristy Plotner, Leader of Troop 40656, Wichita
· Michelle Smith, Co-leader of Troops 40831 and 40020, Valley Center
· Melinda Stephenson, Cookie Program volunteer, Sedgwick
· Amanda Treadwell, Leader of Troop 40963, Derby
· Cindy Turner, Co-leader of Troop 40588, Andover
· Andrea Vincent, Leader of Troop 40616, Wichita
President’s Award – For making a significant impact in reaching council goals by supporting Girl Scouts
· Sedgwick West Service Unit, serving West Wichita, Goddard, Cheney, Garden Plain, Andale, Colwich and Schulte
Sedgwick County unofficial election results.
City Council Member HAYSVILLE WARD 1
Jeana Morgan …… 48 / 41%
Dale Thompson …… 67 / 57%
WRITE-IN …… 1 / 0%
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City Council Member HAYSVILLE WARD 2
Jeremy Rardin …… 73 /100%
WRITE-IN …… 0 / 0%
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City Council Member HAYSVILLE WARD 3
Bob Rardin …… 91 / 97%
WRITE-IN …… 2 / 2%
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City Council Member HAYSVILLE WARD 4
Russell Kessler …… 99 / 97%
WRITE-IN …… 3 / 2%
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School Board Members At Large USD 261-HAYSVILLE
Glenn Crum …… 635 / 18%
Russell Dryden …… 479 / 14%
Greg Fenster …… 522 / 15%
Tom Gibson …… 627 / 18%
Patrick W. Lemmons …… 456 / 13%
Susan Walston …… 674 / 19%
WRITE-IN …… 18 / 0%
Precinct Reported 0020 ,Eligible Precinct 0020
General Elections Tuesday 04-07-2015
Haysville City Council
Jeana Morgan Ward 1
Dale Thompson Ward 1
Jeremy Rardin Ward 2
Bob Rardin N/A Ward 3
Russell Kessler Ward 4
School District 261 At Large
Patrick W. Lemmons
Voting Places: Ward I, III & IV, Haysville Community Library, 210 Hays Ave. Ward II, Haysville Activity Center, 7106 S. Broadway.