6B THE BELLEVILLE TELESCOPE, Thursday, July 5, 1990 Judge Tuggle Incorporates More Sentencing Options For Reforming Offenders Deciding legal matters and vowing to preserve and protect society are the duties of the national courts system. The judge is the instrument in maintaining the best interests of society and the offender. "We have two goals we must uphold. One - we must protect society and secondly we must do what is in the best interest of the person," says District JuigeJ!]Manj«LTjig«k. . In his first year as District Judge, Tuggle has initiated several new procedures for both criminal and civil cases. A native Kansan, born in Cimarron, Tuggle received his degree in business at Kansas State University and did his graduate law studies at the University of Kansas. Tuggle was a lawyer for 21 years in Arisona and Kansas before accepting the judicial position. Tuggle replaced Administrative Judge Richard Wahl who retired last August. Six counties comprise the 12th Judicial District including: Republic, Cloud, Jewell, Lincoln, Mitchell and Washington. The 12th District is in Judicial Department 1, and represented by Hon. Kay McFarland, Kansas Supreme Court Justice. A merit selection process uses a nomination commission consisting of 12 people who nominate two or three candidates. Based on these recommendations the Governor decides the District Judge. "I find my job is interesting and challenging. A judge in a rural area is like being a judge in an urban area. Both have busy dockets and are guided by the same procedures," Tuggle says. Two-thirds of the cases he deals with are civil suits. Of the estimated 400 cases he hears in a year, 140 are divorce cases. A domestic service has been set up to counsel parents of minors who want a divorce. "The Divorce and Children's Needs Workshop" is an educational workshop conducted by the Pawnee Mental Health Services. They give the couple information and insight into how divorce effects children. To make the divorce process non- adverse, a neutral mediator is called in to hear both sides of the custody argument. The two parties discuss and decide on the child custody. "Fifty percent of the custody disputes are resolved this way," Tuggle says. If they are unable to come to an agreement, then the judge will decide the custody arrangement. He calls for a child custody investigation where the homes LEGAL (First published in The Belleville Telescope, Thursday, June 28, 1990}-3t IN THE DISTRICT COURT OF REPUBLIC COUNTY, KANSAS In the Matter ot the estate of WILLIAM JOSEPH MATTHIAS, deceased. Case No. 89-P-70. NOTICE OF HEARING THE STATE OF KANSAS TO ALL PERSONS CONCERNED: You are hereby notified that a petition has been filed in this Court by Richard W. Campbell, duly appointed, qualified and acting Executor of the Estate of William Joseph Matthias, deceased, praying Petitioner's acts be approved; account be settled and allowed; the heirs be determined; the Will be construed and the Estate be assigned to the persons entitled thereto; the court find the allowances requested for attorneys fees and expenses are reasonable and should be allowed; the costs be determined and ordered paid; the administration of the Estate be closed; upon the filing of receipts the Petitioner be finally discharged as Executor of the Estate of William Joseph Matthias, deceased, and the Petitioner be released from further liability. You are required to file your written defenses thereto on or before the 23rd day of July, 1990, at 10.00 a.m. in the District Court, Belleville, Republic County, Kansas, at which time and place the cause will be heard. Should you fail therein, judgment and decree will be entered in due course upon the petition. Richard W. Campbell SUBMITTED BY: Mark B. Pilley of PILLEY & NAVIS 1802 "M" Street Belleville, Kansas 66935 (913) 527-2263 Attorneys for Executor 7-12 offenders. "By placing someone on probation it doesn't mean they are off the hook. Probation can be an effective sentencing option," he says. A new system started is called house arrests. It is a highly supervised method of probation that cuts down on jail overcrowding. Offenders are free to go to work but must be home when thev are_ TWELVETH JUDICIAL DISTRICT JUDGE TOM TUQQLE was In law practice 21 years before being nonlmated at a Judge by Governor Hayden last September. Judge Tuggle hat initiated several new procedures and method* for both domestic and criminal cases. are visited and parents are interviewed. In the corrections department, several new methods are now in practice. In some cases, offenders can serve their sentence without having to go to jail. Community service is a sentencing option where the offenders will work at jobs in the community as part of their sentence. If the criminal is unable to pay off his court costs he can have the community service job help towards paying the debt. The rate is usually $5 an hour for work at a non-profit organisation such as yard work and beautification projects at courthouses, churches or other city buildings. This program has just been incorporated and will be used with adults and juveniles. "It impresses that there are consequences to actions and is an additional tool that can be used an a deterrent," Tuggle says. Treatment for chemical dependencies can also be an option or an additional sentencing requirement used by the judge in the interest of the offender. "Often we need a combination of resources. We use punishment to deter and rehabilitation through treatment, if that is needed," he says. He states that the majority of crimes are done under the influence of drugs or alcohol. Criminals might have a drug and/or alcohol problem and need help and counseling. "National statistics show that a high number of crimes are committed at the time when offenders were under the influence of alcohol or drugs or a combination of things. The sale of drugs should be incarcerated and often (the offender) has an alcohol/drug dependency problem and that person needs treatment," Tuggle says. Criminals are not always sent straight to jail. Judge Tuggle has incorporated other techniques to reform and deter not at work. By wearing an electronic bracelet and paying four dollars a day for the service, the offender is able to remain at home but serve his sentence. The offender is restricted of his freedom but is permitted to continue his job. Community Corrections, different than Community Services, is another option that will be a viable option in this area after July 1. It uses intensive probation supervision of sentence offenders. A probation officer will contact the criminal daily or as needed and if rules are violated they are brought to court for sentencing and sent to jail. This option is only used for non-violent offenders. Serious felonies and crimes with harmful intent are not given this option. One of the most important factors Tuggle states when sentencing is the prior record of the offender. A judge must be fair and impartial, but view the entire spectrum of the cases and past actions. Society aims to stay protected with competent judges, like Tuggle, who utilize alternative, yet fair methods of reforming offenders. \ Scandia Mrs, Glenn Scnvner June 26—Mrs. Debbie Copeland and family, Tyrone, Okla., Mr. and Mrs. Mark Bennett, Wellington, were weekend guests of Dr. and Mrs. J. L. Bennett. Mr. and Mrs. "Swede" Nelson, Concordia, spent Saturday with Mr. and Mrs. Axel Jensen. Thursday guests were Mr. and Mrs. Harold Larson. Mr. and Mrs. Allen /Monk" Ward, Logan, were Sunday visitors of Allen Gunter at Republic County hospital and Mrs. Gunter. Mr. and Mrs. Darrell Morehead, Fairbury, were in Kansas City over the weekend with Mr. and Mrs. Dale Morlan. They attended the horse races where one of Morehead's horses was entered. Mrs. Oleta Barth, Wellington, Mrs. Carol Hawkins, Richmond, Va., Lawrence Barth, Wichita, Mr. and Mrs. Monk Ward, were visitors at the Glenn Scrivner home during the week. Lyle Thompson ws voted to receive the outstanding Coach Award of the Heart of America Volleyball Camp in Salina. He teaches and coaches volleyball at Hill City, and is the son of Max Thompson, Scandia. Kelsey and Kegan Scrivner are spending the week with Mr. and Mrs. Marvin McCurdy of Lawrence and accompanied them to St. Louis for several days. June 15, Mr. and Mrs. Loren Isaacson entertained Houder-Thompson relatives to an ke cream and cake party. Attending were Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Emporia State Sponsors TELENET On Russia How will Soviet citisens adjust to the many economic and social changes planned for their country in the coming decade? Emporia State University will offer a one-credit hour telecourse, "The Soviet Union: Perestroika and Glasnost in Future Perspective," on Mondays and Wednesdays, July 9 - July 25, from 4:30 • 7 p.m. at 37 TELENET sites across Kansas. In Belleville, the course will be held at the Belleville High School. The course examines the problems and Bring Your Wheat To Cooperative Business Association IN BYRON, NEBRASKA We have plenty of storage available as well as top prices. We're here to serve the farmer today and tomorrow. prospects of the contemporary Soviet policies of perestroika and glasnost as they relate to the political, economic and social reforms currently taking place in the USSR. The focus will be on the human condition as it relates to perestroika and glasnost. Taught by Dr. Randall Anderson, the course is for elementary, middle, and high school teachers. Operated by the Kansas Regents Network, TELENET is an interactive audio education network with 37 permanent sites throughout Kansas. Each of the sites is staffed by a facilitator who handles course materials and equipment. AH voices are amplified so that instructor and students converse freely (each site has microphone and speaker system). For more information or to enroll, call ESU's Office of Continuing Education at (913) 343-5385. LEGAL (First published In The Belleville Telescope Thursday, June 21, 1990)-3t RESOLUTION NO. 90-1 A resolution amending resolution number 62-1 which Imposed a tax Imposed upon gross earning derived from money, notes, and other evidence of debt. Be It Ordained by the Governing Body of the w Township of Liberty, Republic County, Kansas, that: Section 1. Resolution No. 82-1, which Imposed a tax upon gross earning derived > from money, notes, and other evidence of debt pursuant to K.SA 12-1, 101 et seq, Is hereby reduced In its amount to levy 1'/. of the gross earnings described above. Section 2. This resolution shall be effective on January 1, 1091, or upon Its publication in the official newspaper, whichever occurs later, and shall not be construed as affecting tax liability for earnings accrued during the 1990, the return for which is to be filed on or before April 15, 1991. Passed on this 30th day of May, 1990. Max Larkins, Township Trustee Henry Blecha, Township Clerk Larry Rundus, Township Treasurer I, the undersigned, being the duly qualified County Clerk ot the County of Republic, v Kansas, do hereby certify that the above end foregoing Resolution No; 90-1 Is a true and correct copy as adopted by the Governing Body of said Township of Liberty, Republic County, Kansas, et the regular meeting of the Township Board held on Wednesday, May 30th, 1900. Sharon Kay Rundus Republic County Clerk SEAL HURRY UP AND WAIT--One sign of a good harvest season Is long lines of trucks waiting to unload at the elevator. With a record-setting wheat harvest so far In North Central Kansas, the lines at most area elevators are longer than normal. Gene Hiatt of Mun- den Elevator visits with a customer waiting to dump at his elevator in Munden. Hiatt and other area grain dealers report good harvest yields, with test weights in the 60 pound range. Smith, Mrs. Kathy Ridings, Larry Smith, Colorado Springs, Colo., Mr. and Mrs. George Houder, Longmont, Colo., Jeff Thompson, Rcgina HoIfalU, Arlington, Va., Mr. and Mrs. Glen Kirk, Topeka, Mr. and Mrs. Alan Kirk, Mr. and Mrs. Don Kirk, Arvada, Colo., Mr. and Mrs. Don Saner, Alliance, Nebr., Mrs. Connie Douglas, Laura and Jay, Doniphan, Nebr., L. J., Beau, Rusty and Dusty Saner, North Platte, Nebr., Mr. and Mrs. Alva Thompson, Mr. and Mrs. Andy Thompson, Mr. and Mrs. Larry Johnson, Mr. and Mrs. Gerry Thompson, Mrs. Kathryn Kirk, Mr. and Mrs. Barry Isaacson and family, Concordia. Overnight guests were Mr. and Mrs. Bob Pagel, DeLani, Alex and Spencer, Friend, Nebr., Mrs. Dottie Dean, Oklahoma, the Don Saners, L. J. Saners, Mrs. Douglas and family and Barry Isaacson family. Mrs. Kim Billings and Brady, Topeka, Brett Kirk and Lynn Kirk were last weekend guests of Glenwood Freed. Troy Isaacson, Great Bend, spent the weekend with Mr. and Mrs. Jim Isaacson and Ryan. Mr. and Mrs. Cliff Evert left Monday for Santa Ana, Cali., after a month here with relatives. Belleville Resident Receives Scholarships Sucanne Holmberg, a graduate of Belleville High School, has been awarded two scholarships to attend Cloud County Community College. Holmberg will receive a Leva and Frank Duclos Foundation scholarship and a special Cloud County Community College Foundation award for students from Republic County. Holmberg plans to major in elementary education. Her parents are Mr. and Mrs. Gerald Holmberg of rural Belleville. Hammer Attends National Junior Charolais Heifer Show Laci and Leah Hammer, both of Scandia, Kan., attended the American- International Junior Charolais Association Junior National 15th Heifer Show and 21st Leadership Conference June 18-22 at the University of Missouri at Columbia. Blue Rapids Times Newspaper Closes Recently the weekly newspaper in Blue Rapids, Kan., the Blue Rapids Times, was closed by owner Mike Caddell of Westmoreland, Kan. The 119-year-old paper had been founded in 1871 by W.P. Campbell and Charles Tibbits. The first issue was published in May of 1871, said the "History of Kansas Newspapers" by Wm. Connelly. Caddell, the 13th owner of the newspaper, purchased the Times and the Frankfort Index from Clawson Printing Inc. last December. He also started a newspaper in Waterville, the Waterville Banner, which has atao been suspended. The WIBW Topeka television station crew were in Blue Rapids June 22 to interview citizens, former Times employees and Caddell for their Monday, June 25 evening newscasts. Reporter Ken Evans said the former Times was a local paper featuring local people, but a few months after Caddell bought the paper, the entire staff quit and the paper died. Cassie Mather, Times managing editor for 20 years and employee since 1959, offered to buy the Times, but Caddell would not sell it. After the Times closed, subscribers began getting the Frankfort Index, also owned by Caddell. The Index was described by Evans to be new fangled with a left-wing slant. For a few weeks, he said, the artwork on page 1 included sexual organs. Citizen Bonnie Whitesell said, "We consider most of his writing just insults and trash, and we don't want it in our homes." Evans said Caddell saw himself as a "country crusader, giving his readers the political, environmental and social information he believes they need, not necessarily what they want." "We have a serious responsibility in the media, and this is part of it," Caddell said. "This isn't just printing what people want to hear." Evans said that after complaints Caddell removed the sex organ art from the front page, but was still losing readers and some advertisers in the Index. MARK A. SCHOENROCK, son of Mr. and Mrs. Alvin Schoenrock, Lincoln, Neb., has been promoted In the U.S. Army to the rank of major. He is a procurement section chief with the U.S. Army Troop Support Command, St. Louis. He is the son-in-law of Mr. and Mrs. Loren Bohling, Chester. THE GORILLA WAS CHAINED and padlocked, but the only cages this fake ape is likely to rattle are Rodney Peake, who lives on Sunset Drive just north of the Wesleyan Church.
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