Wednesday, April 1, 2020

Wehner's Offers Drive Up Service

ROSSVILLE, Kan. (KSNT) – Amidst the Coronavirus pandemic, local grocery stores said they are hoping to reduce their customers’ stress by providing drive up, or pick up, services.
This allows customers to call in or order online, depending on the store. The associates will gather the groceries and meet you outside to load them into your car at a designated time.
“We have a lot of older citizens or people at risk with different other health illnesses, and if they feel more comfortable not coming into the store being close to other people, then we want to accommodate that,” said Angi Thomas, store manager of Wehner’s Thriftway in Rossville.
Thomas said a lot of their customers are taking advantage of this service, and many appreciate not having to enter the store.
Wehner’s service is free, and Thomas said she normally places about 10 to 15 orders a day.
The average wait time for Wehner’s Thriftway customers can be anywhere from five minutes to one hour, depending on the current quantity of orders.
However, some customers may experience longer wait times.
Sheila Lowrie, corporate affairs manager for Dillons Food Stores, said in an email that customers may experience longer wait times due to the demand.
“We are asking our customers be patient, to be kind to one another and our associates, and to shop responsible and purchase what you need,” Lowrie said.
Other stores offering drive up services at specific stores include Walmart, Target, and Hy-Vee.

Tuesday, March 31, 2020

Tracy Attig Passes Away

    Tracy J. Attig, age 55, of Topeka, passed away Monday morning, March 30, 2020 at the Rossville Manor after a long illness.
    Graveside services will be Thursday, April 2, 2020 at 11:00 a.m. at the Rochester Cemetery. She will lie in state Wednesday from 1:00 - 5:00 p.m. at the Davidson Funeral Home. Memorial contributions may be made to the Bethel Baptist Church/AWANA Program or the CAT Association and sent in care of the Davidson Funeral Home. Full obituary can be viewed at

Sunday, March 29, 2020

Dale Davis Passes Away

Dale A. Davis, Sr., 98, of Topeka, passed away on Saturday, March 14, 2020 at Aldersgate Village in Topeka. He was born June 16, 1921 in Silver Lake, the son of Henry H. and Blanche D. (Baird) Davis.

Dale graduated from Rossville High School. He was a Navy Veteran during WWII serving in Okinawa before being honorably discharged. Dale was employed by the Santa Fe Railroad as a Freight Claims Investigator before retiring in 1981. He later worked for Falley's Hardware Department. He was a member of Seabrook Congregational Church.

Dale married Ruby Maude Countryman on May 29, 1940. She preceded him in death on June 1, 2007. He was also preceded in death by his five siblings.

Survivors include two children, Dale (Carol) Davis, Jr. of Topeka, Wayne (Kathy) Davis of Tecumseh, five grandchildren, Jamie, Tracy, Terri, Jeffrey and Jerry and four great-grandchildren, Caleb, Caeden, Jackson and Katie.

A Celebration of Dale's Life will be held at a later date at Grace Farm, 2748 SE 29th St. Topeka, Kansas. Private inurnment will follow in Emmanuel Cemetery southeast of Topeka at a later date where Military Honors will be presented by a Naval Honor Guard.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be given to Cotton O'Neil Cancer Center, 1414 S.W. 8th Ave., Topeka, Kansas 66606.

Dove Southeast Chapel, 2843 SE Minnesota Ave. is assisting the family.

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Saturday, March 28, 2020

Disinfecting Groceries

Thousands are dying and tens of thousands will suffer serious lung injuries from COVID-19.
The virus is not slowing down.  Obviously there are many people out there not taking this virus very seriously and are spreading it around.   Any grocery store you enter will have at least some of the virus,  most likely on food or food containers.  So you should disinfect those containers once you get back home.
Here's a link to a video that tells how to decontaminate your groceries (and take-out food):
It's presented by a family physician showing techniques used in hospitals to prevent spread of viruses.

Valencia School Photo

Photo and names provided by Lance Wishkeno

This is a photograph of school children posed by their school in Valencia, Kansas. Children in the photograph are identified as: front row (left to right) Joe Graham, McKinley Atkins, Bud Graham, Virgil Keaton (?), ______, Bud May, Lewis Kienne; middle row (left to right) Al Wilson, Edna Morris, Nellie Morris, Freda Gladwell, Katy May, Alice Gladwell, Bernice Smith; top row (left to right) Mrs. Chitwood, Edward Morris, John Drury, Edward Alexander, ______, Alvin Morris, Edna Alexander, and Georgia Gladwell.

Shop Locally

Small businesses are in dire straights right now.  When possible,  shop locally.  But,  do it Safely.
Now is a good time to give local workers some work so they can feed their families.

Friday, March 27, 2020

Napiers Launch Topeka Yard Cards

From the Capital-Journal:
Ron and Mary Napier launched Topeka Yard Cards with the snappy tagline: “Forget the card! Decorate the Yard!”
The yard messages can say whatever the customer wants them to say, Ron Napier said. Individual letters, each on stakes, are placed in the yard to spell out a variety of messages. They’ve placed birthday messages, as well as a message celebrating last week’s Topeka Gives event. Ron Napier, a retired educator and Realtor, stumbled on the business by accident.
“I have an acquaintance who lives in North Carolina, a former student of mine,” he said. “His 13-year-old son had a birthday. The yard card company down in Charlotte put up a yard card sign. It was really nice, so I was talking to him about that sign.”
The yard card sign company owner was the friend’s neighbor, Ron Napier said, so he got in touch with her and she let them know what went into starting the business.
The two launched their new business, supported entirely by word-of-mouth advertising and Facebook ads, in May.
Mary Napier said the signs are made of corrugated cardboard with a finish on them to withstand light moisture. Each letter is staked, as are the fun signs that feature balloons, stars and flowers.
More information about the business can be found at

Thursday, March 26, 2020

7 yr Old's Heart Surgery May Be Delayed

ROSSVILLE, Kan. (KSNT) – The coronavirus may delay a young Kansas girl’s major heart surgery.
Makalyn Aubert lives near Rossville, and just turned 7 years old earlier this month. She was born with her heart in the right side of her chest and has multiple heart defects.
You can read the rest of the article at:

Safe-at-Home Order

Wednesday, March 25, 2020

MEL All-League Basketball Team

First team
Nolan Churchman, sr., Rock Creek; Jarek Clark, sr., Silver Lake; Jackson Frank, sr., Wabaunsee; Garrett Harmison, sr., Riley County; Caden Hurla, sr., St. Marys; Brayden Meseke, so., Wabaunsee; Bryan Schoemann, sr., St. Marys; Ian Uphoff, sr., Riley County; Brooks Whaley, jr., Rock Creek; Dawson Zenger, jr., Rock Creek.
Honorable mention
Kaleb Badura, sr., Rossville; Furious Fleshman, sr., Riley County; Trey Harmison, so., Riley County; Avery Holle, jr., Riley County; Randy Morelli, sr., Rossville; Cade Oliver, so., Wabaunsee; Bo Reeves, jr., Rossville.
First team
Jessi Brummett, jr., Riley County; Ames Burton, jr., Riley County; Lexi DeWeese, so., Rock Creek; Katelyn Hurla, so., St. Marys; Morgan Hurla, so., St. Marys; Madelyn Hutley, sr., Wabaunsee; Jayme Lindstrom, sr., Silver Lake; CJ Rignell, fr., Riley County; Autymn Schreiner, sr., Wabaunsee; Sarah Thomson, sr., Riley County.
Honorable mention
Evie Gill, jr., Rock Creek; Brooklyn Goehring, so., Rock Creek; Jaylee Hurd, sr., St. Marys; Daryn Lamprecht, sr., Silver Lake; Taylor Morelli, sr., Rossville; Megan Strait, sr., Wabaunsee; Lyndsey VandeVelde, sr., Silver Lake.

Monday, March 23, 2020

Message From Rossville Short Stop

At Short Stop we believe in “Helping Out at Home Plate” and for us our home plate is our team members. While the country and some of our communities are dealing with the COVID-19 outbreak we have been making important changes. We are reinforcing the messages to wash hands regularly, clean and sanitize all high touch areas, and to stay home when sick. Our employees know that if they need to leave due to an illness, they will have a job to return to.
From a customer perspective you have witnessed important changes as well. We have posted signs on the door asking that you help stop the spread of illness and not enter if you are not well. Weeks ago, we stopped allowing refills and offered a new cup at a refill price. Recently we have eliminated all self-serve unpackaged food such as donuts, roller grill, and even the beef jerky sticks at the register. We have also removed seating from all our locations. We appreciate your understanding as we work through these changes. We wish you well during these trying times. Our hearts go out to anyone affected by the virus.
Thank you for being a loyal customer,
Your Short Stop Team

Friday, March 20, 2020

Heath Care Providers Discount

Miracle Mallory's Journey

An excellent video about Mallory Mitchell.  Be sure to watch.

To read more about Mallory, go to the SEARCH feature and type in her name.

Wednesday, March 18, 2020

Wally Schrempp Passes Away

Wally Wayne Schrempp, 70, Maple Hill, Kansas, died Sunday, March 15, 2020.
Wally was born July 6, 1949, in Colorado, the son of Donald and Clara Ellis Schrempp. He graduated from Topeka High School in 1967. He married Cheryl Oliver in Topeka in 1974. Wally was a general contractor for LF Miller Construction before he started WW Schrempp Construction. He enjoyed collecting old cars and motorcycles, playing golf, and loved fishing with his grandsons.

Wally is survived by his wife, Cheryl; son, Randy Schrempp (Kelsey); grandsons, Kason and Kolin; and sister, Mindee Reece. He was preceded in death by his parents and brothers, Jerry and John Schrempp.

Services are private. Inurnment will be in Maple Hill Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Wally Schrempp Family, to be designated at a later date, sent in care of Kevin Brennan Family Funeral Home, 2801 SW Urish Road, Topeka KS 66614.

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