Saturday, August 18, 2018

Wilma Phoenix Passes Away

Rossville–Wilma M. Phoenix, 74, passed away Friday, August 17, 2018 at the Midland Hospice House  in Topeka.
She was born August 17, 1944 at Gassville, AR. the daughter of Isaac James and Lula Mae  Gunsaullus Gilliland.  Wilma grew up in Arkansas and graduated from high school there.
Wilma had lived in the Emmett community many years before moving to Rossville.  She had worked for D & L Market in Emmett.
On March 31, 1967 she was united in marriage to Robert Ray Phoenix at Kansas City, MO.  He preceded her in death on October 20, 2003.
She was also preceded in death by her parents, a son, Robbie, a sister, Shirley Gayman, and her son-in-law, Brian Fiedler
Survivors include two daughters, Cindy Phoenix and Mindy Fiedler both of Rossville; 2 grandchildren, T.J. and Jaycee Fiedler, Rossville; her brother, James (Darlene) Gilliland, Gassville, AR, sisters, Mary Lou Brown, Kansas City, MO, Barbara (Robert) Jamison, Holt, MO, Karen Gilliland, Kansas City, MO, Becky (Gary) Hammack, Midway, AR. and Sharon Keeter, Mountain Home, AR;
Graveside services will be at 10:00 A.M. Tuesday, August 21, 2018 at Holy Cross Catholic Cemetery near Emmett;  Wilma will lie in state and the family will receive friends Monday, August 20, 2018 from 5:00 until 7:00 P.M. at Piper Funeral Home in St. Marys.  Memorial contributions may be made to Midland Hospice House and sent in care of Piper Funeral Home, 714 Maple Street, St. Marys, Kansas 66536.

Thursday, August 16, 2018

2018 Graduation

    The complete graduation ceremony for 2018 can be viewed at:

Back The Dawgs Night

Back The Dawgs night on Aug. 24.   
Volleyball and football scrimmages.
Watermelon furnished by Bank of Flint Hills.
Other food available.
Details at:

Class of 1963 55th Year Reunion

    The Rossville High School class of 1963 celebrated with a class reunion during the Tall Corn Festival on August 10 and 11.  They graduated 55 years ago.  On Friday, fourteen classmates enjoyed an evening pizza party at the Rossville Senior Center.  On Saturday, one of the highlights was riding on a float in the parade.  Saturday evening, the class met again for a meal, visiting and lots of fun reminiscing about their years together.  Of the fourteen classmates attending, eight started first grade together and were together all twelve years.  The classmates came from Ohio, California, Missouri, Arizona, Arkansas and Kansas.  

Back row:  John Wehner, Wayne Cullison Williams, Brent Kitchen, Michael Gresser, Bob Stach, David Jones and Dale Dannefer.   Not pictured: Albert Miller.

Front row:  Anna Ent Macha, Virginia Rezac Foster, Jean Stiles Schneider, Sharon Irwin Fannin, June Wehner Burgett and Judy McCollough Lundin.

Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Football Roster For 2018

Name                 Grade    Ht.     Wt.   Position Position
1  Joao Lovisi        11     5'10    170   K
2  Corey Catron       9      5'6     151   RB LB
3  Taegan Sumner  12       6'      151  WR DB
4  Parker Kenney   10      5'4     129  WR DB
5  Torrey Horak       9      5'10    151  QB DB
6  Kaleb Badura     11       5'9     146  WR DB
7  Garrett Carver    12       6'2     161  QB DB
8  Tyree Sowers     10         6'      181  RB LB
9  Kaiden Brown   10        5'8      151  RB LB
10 Bo Reeves        10        6'3      181  QB DB
11 Parker Kenney  10        5'3      111  WR DB
12 Kaleb Badura    11        5'8      145  WR DB
13 Aiden Garcia      9         5'9      139  RB DB
14 Elijah Daughty 12         5'7      156  WR DB
15 Trent Gentry      9          5'6      129  RB LB
16 Kaden Brown    9          5'7      131  RB DB
19 Randy Morelli  11         6'1      151  WR DB
20 Layne Hurla     10         5'8      133  RB DB
21 Trevor Johnson 12        6'3       215  RB DB
22 Cody Barker     10         5'7      131  RB LB
23 Tagen Kippes     9          5'6      146  WR LB
33 Colby Hurla       9           5'5     101  WR DB
50 Cody Dyche     12          5'11    206   OL DL
51 Joe McGrath    10          5'10    161   OL DL
52 Mshewe Hale   10          5'8      191   OL DL
53 Payton Catron  12          5'9      206   OL LB
55 Trevor Cunningham 11  6'2      285   OL DL
56 Kris Brown      10           6'1      181  OL DE
58 McGwyre Leathers 9     5'11     161  OL DL
60 Sam Twombly  9             6'        141  OL LB
62 Jordan Hulett-Quinones 10 5'11 226  OL DL
63 Brody Lietz      9             6'1       189  OL DL
64 De'Andre Sowers 9         5'6       176  OL DL
65 Callan Bahner 11            5'10      211  OL DL
66 Bryant Sumner 9             6'         171  OL DL
70 Ryan Willoughby 9        5'7        141  OL DL
71 Bryson Balch  10            5'8        171  OL DE
72 Kody Davoren 11            6'1        211  OL DE
77 Rapheal Cooney 9            6'         156  OL LB
    Thomas Trice
    Tim Limely
    Kia Western
    Chris Vander Putten
    Garrett McCrory
    Tyler Culp

Cross Country Roster for 2018

Marvin Cummings
Justin Jordan
Ben Price Managers:
Zach Archer
Bronc Reser
Tres Faith
Hayden Sanders
Wade Twombly

Katie Dohrman
Meagan Huston
Emma Streit
Kitty Jordan
Julia Streit
Alexis Zabala
Errika Faith
Cassie Fund
Amelia Foster
Keera Lacock

Head Coach: Garrett Jones

Volleyball Roster for 2018

Name                      Year 
Destiny Bergstresser 10
Jordan Bittner           12
Jaycee Fiedler           10
Tatum Gentry            10
Briar Gillum                9
Dallis Golder             12
Erika Hatina               11
Kelcie Kippes            12
Breck McCrory          10
Rayna Miller              11
Taylor Morelli            11
Michaela Paulsen       11
Peyton Price               10
Elizabeth Schaefer       9
Mallorie Salmon         11
Caylee Zemek              9

Head Coach: Paula Stucky
Assistant Coach: Kennedy Anderson

Girls Golf Team Roster for 2018

Name                          Year in school
Elizabeth Foster                  12
Jenna Rodehorst                  11
Leah Hudson                       11
Sydney Wonnell                  11
Alexandra Broughton          11
Hailey Steele                       10

Head Coach: Greg Marney
 Assistant Coach: Nola Miller

Saturday, August 11, 2018

Walker-McGuire At TCF Aug 11

    You can read the bio of Jordan Walker and Johnny McGuire at:

Richard Lambotte (74) Passes Away

Richard Lee "Rick" Lambotte, 62, passed away Thursday, August 9, 2018 at his home.
He was born May 15, 1956 at Topeka, the son of Norman S. and Elizabeth "Betty" Jacobson Lambotte. Rick grew up in the Rossville community and graduated from Rossville High School in 1974.
Rick had worked in construction and had last worked for Jacobson Asbestos. He was a member of St. Stanislaus Catholic Church in Rossville. Rick was a past member of a corvette club in Topeka. He loved the outdoors, animals and the farm.
He was preceded in death by his father, Norman Lambotte.
Survivors include his mother, Betty Lambotte, Topeka; his children, Shaun Lambotte, Heather “Todd” Armstrong, all of Topeka; two brothers, Ken (Irene) Lambotte, Topeka and Todd (Alaina) Lambotte, Rossville; his grandson, Tadd; several aunts and uncles and many cousins.
Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:00 A.M. Monday, August 13, 2018 at St. Stanislaus Catholic Church in Rossville. Interment will be in Mt. Calvary Cemetery, St. Marys. Rick will lie in state and the family will receive friends after 6:00 P.M. Sunday, August 12, 2018 at Piper Funeral Home in St. Marys where a Rosary will be recited at 7:00 P.M. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Stanislaus Catholic Church or the Helping Hands Humane Society and sent in care of Piper Funeral Home, 714 Maple Street, St. Marys, Kansas 66536. To leave on condolences go to

Thursday, August 9, 2018

Volleyball Team Ready To Go

    The RHS Volleyball season kicks off on Sat., Aug 25 with the Varsity team going to the Wellsville Tournament  and the JV team attending the Wamego JV Tournament. 
    This will be quickly followed by the  Rossville Triangular,  Aug. 30, at the home court.

Girls Golf Starts Aug. 13

    The RHS girl's golf team will begin practice on Aug. 13.  Their first meet will be Aug. 22 at the Jeff West Quad at the Village Greens in Meridan.

Cross-Country Team Begins Work

    The Rossville Cross-Country team has been practicing since July 31.  Their first tournament will be Aug. 30 at Mission Valley in Eskridge.   
    There will be a Parent meeting on Aug 17 at the school commons.

Football Season Begins

The new school is getting close and it is time for Dawg football.  Following are early dates on the schedule.
8-13    First Day of practice.
8/16    First Day of classes.
8/24    Back The Dawgs night,
8/31    First game of season at Centrailia.