Things to ask your lawn care provider to help reduce nutrient pollution in lakes, rivers and streams

By Jamie Pribyl for the City of Lake Quivira’s Stormwater Management Program

Ask your lawn care provider about their water quality conservation practices when it comes to the amount, type, placement and timing of fertilizers.
* Ask them to avoid application of fertilizers during or just prior to a rain.
* Ask that they carefully blow any fertilizer back into the yard that has landed in the street, sidewalk or driveway during application.
* Ask that they also remove grass clippings and leaves from the street with the caveat that these items are not blown into storm drains or into the lake.
* Ask that they exercise great caution when applying fertilizer to areas of your lawn that lie close to the lake or to storm drains and French drains.

Mayor’s Report – August 2017

By Mike Cooper, Mayor, City of Lake Quivira

When I was a kid at Lake Quivira, I thought being in charge of the fireworks display would be the coolest job ever. You get to pick the fireworks and know all the details of the show. So awesome, right? Wrong. I can tell you the fireworks show is like the carnival. It’s fun to attend, but it is stressful to run. Thank goodness for Ben Kalny. The turbulent weather on the 4th created some anxious moments for the scheduled show. Fortunately for the great City of Lake Quivira, Ben managed to keep the fireworks crew focused, and the result was another fabulous show!
The rain didn’t stop the parade either. Hundreds of loyal Quivirans decorated their golf carts, slapped on their ponchos, and created one of our best parades. The new route gave it a fresh feel. The highlight was Allison Borberg singing the National Anthem over the police car public address system. It could not have sounded any better. Thank you, Allison! The afternoon was topped off by Fire Chief Stephan’s annual barrage of parachutes after the beach games.

Police Chief Fred Grenier help with the water slide on Summer Rec Beach Day
Police Chief Fred Grenier helps with the water slide on Summer Rec Beach Day

For the third summer in a row, Police Chief Fred Grenier and I joined the fun at the annual summer beach day. I’ve always believed it is important for kids to meet and interact with the police in a fun and positive environment. This year, we set up a totally legit slip-n-slip! Thanks to Police Chief Fred, Councilman Brady Lilja, Cara Olson and Nick Prutsman for all of their help. It was a great time and, as usual, I think I had more fun than the kids.
Now that we have covered the fun stuff, let’s get down to business. At our July meeting, we finalized the 2018 budget. You should have received a copy in your black box. You will notice, once again, we avoided raising your city tax. Lake Quivira has one of the lowest mill rates in Johnson County. This is the result of good planning and wise spending. (See photos, page 6,)
We continue to move closer to finalizing the plan for the spillway repair. We are waiting on the final approval from the State of Kansas. The initial phase of the repair is expected to begin this fall. The work will consist of drilling holes in the existing spillway and injecting a polymer material to seal the leakage that is currently weakening the spillway. The work will take about two weeks and will require the lake level to be lowered. The next phases will likely take place in the fall of 2019 and will involve repairing the concrete and improving the downstream drainage.
On Sat., Nov. 4, the City will host a Firemen’s Ball in recognition of all of our loyal volunteer firefighters. The bash will be an epic celebration! Please save the date. Details coming soon!
There are many warm summer days ahead, so I expect to see you on the water!

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Mayor Olson (left) and Councilmember Brady Lilja assist a water slider

Tennis Talk – August 2017

By Jon Renberger, LQ Tennis Pro

The tennis courts have continued to remain very active this summer as the Junior Tennis League and Summer Recreation programs concluded their seasons in mid-July. The kids playing JTL overall as a group won 65 percent of their matches played, and the level of dedication to weekly practices and sportsmanship in competition was just tremendous. Equally successful was the Summer Rec tennis classes, which primarily emphasized fundamental elements of the volley, groundstrokes and serve. The kids improved daily and developed a love for tennis. The future of Lake Quivira tennis continues to look bright! The youth/adult tennis tournament took place on July 1, and 46 players enjoyed a wonderful day of competition. The results of each division follow:

 10 and Under
1st Place – Sammy VanZante / Mary Ball; 2nd Place – Lily Kalny / Robin Kistler; 3rd Place – Bennett Taylor / Christi Metivier.

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10 & Under First Place – Sammy Van Zante and Mary Bruening Ball
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10 & Under 2nd Place – Lily Kalny and Robin Kistler
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10 & Under 3rd Place – Bennett Taylor (right) and Christi Metivier
















12 and Under:
1st Place – Eli Kalny / Adam Kistler; 2nd Place – Elliott Coulson / Shelly Sneed; 3rd Place – Jack Bichelmeyer / Jon Bichelmeyer.

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12 & Under 1st Place – Eli Kalney (right) and Adam Kistler
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12 & Under 2nd Place – Elliott Coulson and Shelly Sneed
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12 and Under 3rd Place – Jack (center) and Jon Bickelmeyer (right) with Tennis Pro Jon Renberger
















13 and Over
1st Place – Sarah Gay / Sam Gay; 2nd Place – Kate Kowalik / Kevin Kowalik; 3rd Place – Olivia Lecuru / Mike Cooper.

13 & Over - Sarah and Sam Gay with Tennis Pro Jon Renberger
13 & Over 1st Place – Sarah and Sam Gay with Tennis Pro Jon Renberger
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13 & Over 2nd Place – Kate and Kevin Kowalik
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13 & Over 3rd Place – Olivia Lecuru and Mike Cooper

The ladies Tencap team also finished their inaugural season, highlighted by Amy Kentfield being recognized as a Champion Captain for the summer. The winners were selected by a vote of others in their division based upon good sportsmanship, warm and friendly hospitality when hosting, gracious and appreciative behavior when a guest at another club, respect for others on and off the court and a cheerful and fun-spirited demeanor. Congratulations to Amy, Mary Ball, Lisa Coffman, Christy Heller, Robin Kistler, Lynn Sestak, Christi Stewart, Leslie Treas, Lisa Vedock and Nancy Wedel for representing Lake Quivira with such class.

LAKE QUIVIRA COMMUNITY MINISTRY: The Little Church with the Big Heart

Roy Worthington
Roy Worthington

By Barb Prater
Do you know someone who has “re-upped”? Roy Worthington has done just that for Lake Quivira Community Ministry, serving as Lay Leader for a second term (instead of the usual, one-year term). In his role as Lay Leader, Roy helps ministers Ira DeSpain and Pam Bauer Nolan carry out and coordinate the activities of the congregation.
Roy’s primary role is communicating with the congregation about weekly services, special services and special events. In the past twelve months Roy has helped coordinate a LQCM lake-wide picnic, organize a group Facebook page to which are posted various pictures of the congregation’s services and activities and coordinate special services for Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, Memorial Day and Veteran’s Day. He worked with the Christmas Eve Coordinator to help plan and implement the Christmas Eve service, which 200-250 Quivirans and guests annually attend. This fall he will assist with the annual LQCM Anniversary Celebration Breakfast and Service.
Roy spent 38 years in Manhattan, KS, where he was president and owner of Charlson and Wilson Bonded Abstracters, Inc., a real estate law/title/escrow business. Roy received a BA in 1967 from University of Colorado, Boulder, and a Juris Doctorate (JD) from Washburn University School of Law, in 1973. He taught real estate law in the College of Business at Kansas State University for over eighteen years and lectured in real estate principles for various professional organizations. He is a veteran of the United States Air Force, serving in the Strategic Air Command from 1967 to 1971. Business skills, life experiences, communication expertise, love of family (wife Nancy, grown kids, grandchildren), strong faith, devotion to country and a great sense of humor – all sum up our Lay Leader, Roy Worthington.
August Services – Rev Ira DeSpain will be speaking all month except August 27.
August 6: Genesis 32: 22-31 – “Wrestling”
August 13: Genesis 37: 1-28 – “Family Stories Part 1”
August 20: Genesis 45: 1-15 – “Family Stories Part 2”
August 27: Exodus 1: 8–2: 10 – “Born with a Rusty Spoon in his Mouth” Pam
For more information, contact Roy Worthington, 913-962-4557, or
Check out our Group Facebook Page under “Lake Quivira Community Ministry,” which contains our message and photos of our activities. Any of our Facebook Page members would be happy to add you to our Facebook Group.

Welcome! by Aline Zimmer

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Bruce and Sandy Allen

Bruce and Sandy Allen
Bruce and Sandy have already begun integrating into their new community! They grew up in Missouri and met in high school. Bruce attended Baylor University, while Sandy attended the University of Missouri, then they both earned graduate degrees at the University of Missouri. They both began work in the consulting field, Bruce with Arthur Andersen, and Sandy with Peat Marwick. They now are self-employed consultants, which give them more flexibility to raise their three kids. They did enjoy a three-year stint in Melbourne, Australia, where Bruce was on assignment.
The couple have three kids: Lannea is a senior at Bishop Miege, while twins Daniel and Mariel are freshmen at Pembroke. Two English bulldogs, Augie and Dottie, round out the family. They had been looking for the right house and happened to find it here. Little did they know they had also found a welcoming community. They moved to their LQ home in June and haven’t had to do anything but “plunk down” the furniture, which fit perfectly, and be greeted by their new neighbors and friends.
“It’s easy to move here– if you need anything, everyone will help,” says Sandy. She feels they’ve been embraced by the down-to-earth people who live here, and the younger kids have met lots of new friends. Lannea has enjoyed bringing her cross-country running companions to the lake to run the trails, followed by breakfast. Bruce is also a runner who has competed in half-marathons. He enjoys reading, helping the kids with their activities, and just hanging out with friends. Sandy enjoys walks around the lake and on the trails. On her bucket list was to live at a place where you can ride a golf cart. Done! Welcome to the Lake, Sandy and Bruce.


Hot, humid temperatures were par for the course at QMGA Lake Classic


Winners of this years Lake Classic were (from left) Kevin Murray and  his guest, Casey Harbour. Runners up were Robert Weems and  his guest Tucker Weems.
Winners of this years Lake Classic were (from left) Kevin Murray and his guest, Casey Harbour. Runners up were Robert Weems and his guest, Tucker Weems.

By John Carson
Although the temperature highs were not as high as some past years, there was plenty of humidity. Kevin Murray and his guest Casey Harbour were the champions and are now proud owners of green jackets. The runners up were Robert Weems and his guest Tucker Weems. Third place went to Bill Wengert and his guest Vance Stauffer.
Flight winners were as follows: Flight 1 – Kevin Murray and Casey Harbour; Flight 2 – Eric Vossman and Blake Olney; Flight 3 – Mike Noack and Randy O’Shea; Flight 4 – Bill Wengert and Vance Stauffer; Flight 5 – Robert Weems and Tucker Weems; Flight 6 – Colin Ashby and Steve Larkin; Flight 7 – Geof Gehring and Chris Gehring; Flight 8 – Scott Strohm and Bruce Strohm; Flight 9 – Charlie Gomer and Chuck Gomer; Flight 10 – Gene Koski and Matt Kornfeind; Flight 11 – Phil Caballero and Wayne Johnson; Flight 12 – David Prather and Bill Mahood.
The Par 3 Derby Winners were as follows:
Flights 1 thru 6. 1st – Jim Ericson and Brad Mickens; 2nd – John Cotter and Billy Meyer; 3rd – John Emanuels and Steve Brown.
Flights 7 thru 12. 1st – Dave Blakenship and Geno Huenint; 2nd – Phil Caballero and Wayne Robinson; 3rd – Geof Gehring and Chris Gehring.
The Putting Contest Winners were as follows:
Flights 1 thru 6. T-1st – Thad Millard and Cary Bourque, Steve Hull and Mike Eichenauer; 3rd – Kevin Murray and Casey Harbour.
Flights 7 thru 12. 1st – Jeff Welch and Joel Plaas; 2nd – Dave White and Mickey Stewart; 3rd – Ed Markley and Craig Scherzer;
The Chipping Contest Winners are as follows:
Flights 1 thru 6. 1st – Kevin Murray and Casey Harbour; 2nd – Robert Weems and Tucker Weems; 3rd – Kevin Londeen and Eric Londeen.
Flights 7 thru 12. 1st – Charlie Gomer and Chuck Gomer; 2nd – Steve Roellchen and John Prince; 3rd – Whitey Kuhn and Rick Miles.
The QMGA would like to thank Head Professional Tom Aikmus and the pro shop staff, Golf Course Superintendent Jeff Eldridge and his staff, The Club House Manager Mark Allen and his staff and all the volunteers from the QWGA and the QMGA, whose combined efforts which made the Lake Classic come together and make the event a success.
A special thanks to this year’s Lake Classic Chairman, Roy Owens, for all his work and worry for such an event as the Classic.

QWGA Lake Classic Derby. LQ Classic Photos courtesy of the Pro Shop,
QWGA Lake Classic Derby. LQ Classic Photos courtesy of the Pro Shop,