Friday, March 22, 2019

RHS Varsity Baseball Schedule


28    Vs Anderson Co.


2      Vs Riley Co
8      Vs Wabaunsee
11    Vs St. Marys
12    @ Santa Fe Trail
18    Vs Sabetha
20     Rock Creek @ KCMO  12:00
29    @ Wamego


7      @ Rock Creek
10    Vs Olpe            5:00
13-16  2A Regional
22-24  2A State

All games except tournaments and those games where time is listed,  start at 4:30 PM.

Thursday, March 21, 2019

All Mid-East League Basketball Teams


First team
Dillon Byrne, sr., Silver Lake; Mason Griffin, sr., Silver Lake; Garrett Harmison, jr., Riley County; Caden Hurla, jr., St. Marys; Garren Jackson, sr., Riley County; Walker Moore, sr., Silver Lake; Danny Moylan, so., St. Marys; Bryan Schoemann, jr., St. Marys; Taegan Sumner, sr., Rossville; Dawson Zenger, so., Rock Creek.
Honorable mention
Wyatt Earhart, sr., Riley County; Wyatt Heiman, sr., Silver Lake; Cameron Minihan, sr., Rock Creek; Rhett Murray, jr., Wabaunsee; Tyree Sowers, so., Rossville; Jory Schindler, sr., St. Marys.

First team
Jessi Brummett, so., Riley County; Josie Harrison, sr., St. Marys; Caila Hill, sr., Rossville; Reagan Hurla, sr., St. Marys; Madelyn Hutley, jr., Wabaunsee; Jayme Lindstrom, jr., Silver Lake; Abby Oliver, sr., Wabaunsee; Autumn Schreiner, jr., Wabaunsee; Lainey Scott, sr., Rock Creek; Sara Thomson, jr., Riley County.

Honorable mention
Macey Clark, sr., Silver Lake; Lauren Gill, so., Rock Creek; Rachel Hutley, sr., St. Marys; Addy Oliver, sr., Riley County; Lyndsey VandeVelde, jr., Silver Lake; Morgan Vargo, sr., Riley County; Dani Wagner, sr., Riley County

Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Varsity Softball Schedule for 2019


26    @ Jeff West


2      Vs Riley Co
4      Vs Santa Fe Trail
5      Vs Wabaunsee
9      @ Manhattan
11    Vs St. Marys
25    @ Silver Lake
29    @ Wamego


7      @ Rock Creek
9.    Vs Burlington & Sabetha  3:30
13-16  2A Regional
24-25  2A State @ Pratt

All games between April 2 and May 9 will start at 4:30 pm.

Track & Field Schedule


28    Silver Lake Inv.  3-9 pm


5      Wabaunsee Inv. 3:30-8:30
9      Royal Valley Inv.  4-9
12    Rock Creek Inv.   3-8
18    Rossville Inv.   2-7
26    Ray Kovar Inv.    3:30-8:30


3      Riley Co., Inv.  3-8
9      MEL @ Rock Creek 
17    2A Regional
24-25 2A State 

Parent/Student Resource Night 3/21

THURSDAY, March 21, USD #321 Parent/Student Resource Night is at SMHS. (Last year it was at RHS.) Over 90 vendors/agencies coming. This is for anyone and everyone! 6:00 - 7:30.

Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Caila Hill On All-State Team

Caila Hill, a  5-11  senior, was selected to the third team,  All-State 2A basketball team by the Capital-Journal.  She led the Lady Dawgs in scoring and rebounding this past year.

Monday, March 18, 2019

David Ronnebaum (79) Passes Away

Rossville—David L. Ronnebaum, 59, passed away Sunday, March 17, 2019 at his rural Rossville home.
He was born February 26, 1960 at Axtell, the son of Donald A. and Rose Marie Martin Ronnebaum. David grew up in the St. Marys and Delia communities and graduated from Rossville High School in 1979.
David worked for Custom Wood Products in St. Marys where he began his 35 year career on April 7, 1983. He was a member of St. Stanislaus Catholic Church in Rossville, and Knights of Columbus Council NO. 657 in St. Marys. He coached his children in baseball, basketball and softball and loved to give his advice to them on their golf game. He enjoyed his grandchildren, KU, and golfing.
He was preceded in death by his mother Rosie on March 14, 2017.
On May 19, 1984 he was united in marriage to Beth A. Baumchen at Emmett. She survives of the home.
Other survivors include his father, Donald A. Ronnebaum, St. Marys; his son, Derek (Brittany) Ronnebaum, Las Vegas, NV; his two daughters, Kristen (Bryant) Clark and Nicole (Lance) Burroughs, all of Ottawa; two brothers, Terry (Carol) Ronnebaum, Topeka and Mike (Janet) Ronnebaum, Axtell; three sisters, Jeanne (Nick) Disidore, Lenexa, Linda (Dan) Luthi, Wamego and Diane (Jim) Todd, Lenexa; three grandchildren, Tristan, Aiden and Zayne.
Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:00 A.M. Saturday, March 23, 2019 at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in St. Marys. Interment will be in Mt. Calvary Cemetery, St. Marys. David will lie in state and the family will receive friends from 5:00 P.M. until the rosary at 7:00 P.M. Friday, March 22, 2019 at the church. Memorial contributions may be made in David’s name to help offset funeral expenses and sent in care of Piper Funeral Home, 714 Maple Street, St. Marys, KS. 6653

Todd Steinbach, CEO of Aero-Mod Inc.

From the Manhattan Mercury:
    Todd Steinbach, formerly of Rossville, is co-owner and CEO of Aero-Mod, Incorporated, the company which is designing and providing  water treatment systems in specialized applications. The company began as a project of K-State civil engineering professor Larry Schmid. In 1981, Professor Schmid and some partners founded a company to work on treatment systems for waste water. They designed and installed small treatment plants and worked on housing developments.    The company grew and changed through the years. After Larry Schmid, John McNellis served as president of the company. He worked with a contact in Algeria to build the business overseas. Todd Steinbach joined the business in 1994. He and partner Rob Mahan own the company today.    Aero-Mod specializes in cutting-edge waste water treatment systems. “There is oxygen demand when bacteria attack waste,” Todd said. “We are essentially treating water so that oxygen isn’t consumed.” This works kind of like an aerator in a household aquarium.
To read the complete article,  go to:

Sunday, March 17, 2019

Nida (Mogus) Austin Passes Away

Nida Mae Austin, resident of Ponca City, passed away on Friday, March 15, 2019, surrounded by her family. She was 77 years old. 

Nida was born on December 1, 1941 in Manhattan, Kansas to Andy Mogus and Beth (Chapman) Mogus. She attended Rossville Schools. Nida and her family moved to Bartlesville where she met the love of her life, Bob Austin. They married in 1970. In 1971, they moved with their 4 kids to Ponca City. In 1976, they opened Bob’s Picture Box and together they operated the business till Bob’s death in 1998. Then, Nida began employment with Albertson’s Inc. till retirement. Nida enjoyed long lasting friendships, traveling , bowling, ceramics, making crafts, sorority, and spending time with her grandkids and family. 

Nida was preceded in death by her mother Beth, spouse Bob, and two children Kathy and Mike. 

She is survived by her father Andy Mogus, son Rich Cantillon and wife Pam, daughters Candy Karpe and Kristy Alexander and spouse Jammer Jones. She has 11 grandchildren, Chance, Austin, Taylor, Nichole, Maggie, Jimmy, Colby, Kyle, Tucker, Reed, and Brandon, and 10 great grandchildren with one on the way. 

A rosary service for Nida will be held at Trout Funeral Home on Monday, March 18, 2019 at 6:00 pm with Deacon Dick Robinson officiating. The Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Tuesday, March 19, 2019 at 10:00 am at St. Mary's Catholic Church with Father Carson Krittenbrink officiating. Following the ceremony, Nida will be laid to rest next to her husband at Odd Fellows Cemetery. 

Casketbearers will be: Chance Cantillon, Austin Cantillon, Colby Cantillon, Kyle Karpe, Tucker Alexander, Reed Alexander, and Brandon Alexander. 

Memorial donations may be made in Nida's honor to Peachtree Landing, 105 W Hazel Ave, Ponca City, OK 74601.

Nida was a member of the RHS class of 1960 but did not graduate from Rossville.

WU Splits With Emporia State

    Washburn University played two softball games against Emporia State on Sat.
    Washburn won the first game 6-3.  Taylor Kirk had two hits, 1 run, and 3 RBIs.   One of her two hits was a double.  Her three RBIs accounted for half of the WU scores.
     In the second game,  Taylor had one hit in two at bats and scored the team's only run in a 9-1 loss.  Taylor scored after hitting a triple and being able to score on Bri Frances' ground out to the pitcher.

     For a complete recap of the two games,  go to:

Marvin Ellis Passes Away

Marvin Dean Ellis, 90, Maple Hill, passed away Friday, March 15, 2019 at the Rossville Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center.
He was born February 15, 1929 at Soldier, the son of Roy J. and Dorothy C. Mallen Ellis. Dean grew up in the Soldier, Manhattan and St. Marys communities. He attended St. Marys High School. Dean served in the United States Air Force during the Korean Conflict.
Dean was a truck driver for Kincaid Truck Line in St. Marys. He owned and operated the B&B Café, Mr. D’s and D&W Snack Bar all in St. Marys. He managed the Nickerson Farm’s at Paxico. He was a district manager for Highway Oil. Dean cooked at Puffy’s in Maple and the St. Marys Sale Barn. He was a member of the St. Marys Bible Baptist Church, and was a member of the Maple Hill Senior Center.
He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother Ronald K. Ellis.
On July 25, 1959 he was united in marriage to Winnie L. Richards. She survives of the home.
Other survivors include two sons, Larry D. (Ellen) Ellis, Springfield, MO, and Steven W. Ellis, Delia; a daughter, Lynette L. Muller, Manhattan; five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren;
Funeral services will be at 11:00 A.M. Thursday, March 21, 2019 at Piper Funeral Home. Interment will be in the Valley View Cemetery, St. Marys. The family will receive friends from 6:00 until 8:00 P.M. Wednesday, March 20, 2019 at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the St. Marys Bible Baptist Church or the American Diabetes Association and sent in care of Piper Funeral Home, 714 Maple St., St. Marys, Kansas 66536.

Saturday, March 16, 2019

Haley Brown Headed To MSU

Haley Brown as recently offered and accepted a graduate position at Missouri State University in Springfield, MO.  She is currently in the process of getting admitted into the university and graduate program (Master of Applied Science in Sport & Fitness Management).  She will graduate from KSU this spring.

Washburn Loses To U. of MO, St. Louis

The Washburn U. softball team had trouble generating offense and suffered two losses in a doubleheader against Univesity of Missouri--St Louis on March 14.    They lost game game one 1-0 as they only had 3 hits and scored no runs.  Taylor Kirk had one of the three hits.  Game two was only a little better as they only found three hits,  but they did score one run.  Taylor did not get a hit in game two, going 1 for 6 for the day.

Friday, March 15, 2019

Track and Field Roster For 2019

Rossville Boys Track
Zachary Archer        Kaden Brown
Kaiden Brown          Brock Dick A
Trevor Johnson         Andrei Kim
Tim Limley              Joao Lovisi
Randy Morelli          Benjamin Price
Bo Reeves                Bronc Reser
De'Andre Sowers     Tyree Sowers
Sam Twombly

Rossville Girls Track
Jordan Bittner           Kaitlyn Dohrman
Jaycee Fiedler           Briar Gillum
Meagan Houston      Amanda Kengnen
Breck McCrory        Danielle Moore
Mary Shults              Emma Streit
Julia Streit
Alexis Zabala