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n Iconic Grannie’s Homemade Mustard business moves off the farm BY


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Eugene Hein, who took over the locally popular mustard business from his mother in 2010, poses by the filling machine he and other family members use to fill the plastic “honey bear” bottles with the eight varieties of mustard the business produces.

early 25 years ago, Lydia Hein first started packing her ’79 blue Chevy Chevette full of her homemade mustard and delivering it to different grocery stores in the area. “Then she got hooked up with Johnny’s Fruit Stand, located just west of Newton,” said son Eugene Hein, who thinks a niche market opened when his mom starting selling her mustard at Johnny’s. For many years, Lydia worked out of her house on the family farm several miles north of Hillsboro. In 2010, Eugene officially took ownership of the business after his mom fell and broke her hip. Now Grannie’s Homemade Mustard has moved to Hillsboro and is located at 301 N. Cedar. The building, owned by the Vernon Friesen family, is on a lease-to-buy right now through the city of Hillsboro, said Eugene, who lives in Newton and works as a machinist at BMG of Kansas in Hesston. Following “an old, family recipe,” Lydia sold her first bottles of sweet and tangy mustard, made in her farm kitchen, at the Hillsboro Arts & Crafts Fair in about 1990, “shortly after she got state approved,” said her son. “We grew up on the sweet and tangy,” he added. “That's n See Grannie’s, Page 11

Second candidate seeks Fleming’s seat n Party status clarified for first candidate. BY


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The effort to succeed Roger Fleming as the District 1 representative on the Marion County Board of Commissioners took a couple of turns last week with the addition of a second candidate, and a clarification about the party affiliation status of the first one. Fleming declined to file

for a second term. Lori Lalouette-Crawford, an attorney and business owner from Hillsboro, announced via email that she will be seeking write-in votes as a Republican in the Aug. 5 primary election. The Marion County native has operated a law office in Hillsboro since 2009 and has owned the Marion Wellness Center since 2007. To secure a place on the general election ballot,

Lalouette-Crawford would need to receive the most write-in votes of any other Republican candidate with a minimum of 134 votes. Later in the week, Spencer issued a clarification regarding the ballot status of Craig Dodd, Hillsboro resident and owner of Chisholm Trail Outfitters, who announced his write-in candidacy earlier. Spencer said Dodd will be running as an unaffiliated candidate.

“When he first came into my office to announce a write-in candidacy, he specified that he would be running as a Republican,” Spencer said. “However, when we pulled up his voter record to verify his residence, we found that he is actually unaffiliated.” As a result, Spencer said Dodd was left with two options: either affiliate and run as a write-in candidate in the August primary, n See Seat, Page 5

Westward Ho, kids! KSHSAA assigns 3 long-distance schools to middle school league BY


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Parents of middle school students in Hillsboro can expect their children involved in extracurricular activities will be spending more time on Kansas highways and less time in the classroom when the 2015-16 school year begins. The Kansas State High School Activities Association ruled Thursday that the eight-school Central Kansas League for middle school activities will be expanded to 11 schools with the appointment of Hoisington, Larned and Pratt as members. The decision was handed down by the KSHSAA executive committee after listening to presentations from the three schools wishing to join the CKL-MS, and three schools representing the eight existing members of the league wishing to keep them out: Halstead, Hesston and Hillsboro. The other five middle school members are Haven, Lindsborg (Smoky Valley), Lyons, South Hutchinson (Nickerson) and Sterling. Kingman is a CKL member at the high school level, but will continue its association with the Central Plains League at the middle school level. Pratt and Kingman were assigned by KSHSAA to the high school CKL when the new league was launched for n See KSHSAA, Page 5

July 1 is deadline for changing party ties Registered voters in Kansas have until July 1 to switch political parties if they desire to do so. A new law passed earlier this year by the Kansas Legislature prohibits party members from switching during a period beginning on the candidate filing deadline through the date when the results of the August primary are certified. The filing deadline normally is June 1, but because the law does not go into effect until July 1, that is the effective date this year, according to Tena Lundgren, Marion County election clerk.

Following is a summary of the major points of the new law: n Registered voters who are affiliated with a party may not file paperwork to change their party affiliations from July 1 through August this year. n Any person who files paperwork to change political parties during the prohibited period will be asked to re-file the document Sept. 1 or after. n Democrats may not switch to Republicans or vice versa. n Switches to and from the Libertarian Party also are prohibited. n See July 1, Page 14

Marion council considers future of Bown-Corby n Butler program will move to Hill Building.

through the end of this year,” Holter said, “and have paid for insurance on the building and the annual BY PATTY DECKER The Free Press lease fee.” After learning Butler In her letter, Krull said Community College plans to Amy Kjellin, site director in vacate the Bown-Corby Marion, and Meg Mcbuilding Aug. 1, the Marion Granaghan, associate viceCity Council at its meeting president of academics, June 9 started exploring op- identified a new location tions of how the property with Lee Leiker, superincan continue being used. tendent of Marion Public The Bown-Corby buildSchools. ing at 412 N. Second St., offiKrull said BCC will use cials said, four blocks north “some very functional space of Main Street, once served at the Marion High School as the elementary school. Hill Building,” 701 E. Main City Administrator St. Roger Holter said he was noKjellin added that the tified about BCC’s plans to Hill building has offices forsever its contract with the merly occupied by the sucity in a letter dated June 2 perintendent’s office and, from Kimberly Krull, BCC more recently, by special edpresident at El Dorado. ucation. “They have paid their ob“Since the Cooperative ligations (on the facility) for Special Education has

relocated to Hillsboro, the space has been empty for the past school year,” she said. The area will include two office spaces on the first floor and BCC will also have access to one or two classrooms that will be for BCC classes with more classes in the building if needed for night classes. “We are still offering the same number of courses each semester and will be able to connect with the Council Grove site for IDL courses,” Kjellin said. In addition, the new location will also include an Allied Health classroom with all equipment to hold CNA and CMA training. FREE PRESS FILE PHOTO Future of vacated site The Bown-Corby building, formerly an elementary school in Marion, has served as the Councilor Chad Adkins home for Butler Community College’s program since it began. With BCC moving to the said he wondered if any school district’s Hill building, the city council is exploring other options for the cityn See Council, Page 9 owned structure.

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HILLSBORO FARMERS’ MARKET June 19—American Legion Auxiliary will be serving grilled-sausage sandwiches with sides and dessert.

Cross will be at the Lincolnville Community Center, 213 W. Sixth, from 2-6 p.m. On June 26, donors will be welcomed from 1-6 p.m. at Trinity Mennonite Church, 211 S. Elm in Hillsboro. The following day, from 26 p.m., the Red Cross will be at Goessel Mennonite Church, 109 S. Church. The American Red Cross encourages eligible blood The Kansas Flint Hills donors to make and keep Quilt Trail is offering a donation appointments to class next month on learnmaintain the summer blood ing how to paint a barn supply and help prevent a quilt block. shortage. “Barn Quilt 101” will Donors of all blood types meet at 1 p.m. Saturday, July are needed, especially those 12, at the Marion Lake Hall, with type O negative, B negMarion Park & Lake, 101 ative and A negative. Office Drive. A fee of $35 will be due upon arrival at the class. It includes a 2-foot by 2-foot primed board, brushes and The Flint Hills Garden paint. Tour, sponsored by Marion Pre-registration is required. Contact Teresa Huffman at 620-382-8830 or by email at

Class on barn quilt block set for July

Look for the Hillsboro Farmers Market from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. every Thursday at Memorial Park. Your patronage is appreciated. Questions about the market should be directed to Lena Hall at 947-3506.

‘Fizz, Boom, Read’ program beginning “Fizz, Boom, Read” is this year’s summer reading program title at the Hillsboro Public Library. The dates offered include June 19 and 26 and July 10 and 17. The 3- and 4-year-olds will meet at 10:15 a.m. to 10:45 a.m.; pre-kindergarten/kindergarten group meets from 11 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.; first and second graders at 1:45 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. and third through fifth graders from 2:45 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. A registration fee is $4. A new program for toddlers ages 11⁄2 to 2 years old is offered at no cost, and parents can come to the library

Marion library gears up for tour

Public Library, is from 8:30 p.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, June 28. The annual benefit, with proceeds going toward the betterment of the library, will again be providing a showcase for real gardeners. Gardens on this year’s tour include Linda and Bub Lovelady’s, 747 S. Freeborn; Elora Robinson’s, 620 Hudson; and Julie and Dwight Nelson’s, 832 140th St. Admission is $5 per visitor and for more information, call 620-382-2442 or stop by the facility at 101 Library St.

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Maternal grandparents are Jerry and Jeanne Rziha of Tampa. Maternal greatCharles Thomas III and Cecilia Weigel announce the grandmother is Bonnie Haslouer of Abilene. birth of their son Charles Paternal grandparents Thomas Weigel IV born are Charles Thomas II and May 18 at Presbyterian Sophia Weigel of Irving, Hospital, Dallas, Texas. Texas. Paternal great-grandHe weighed 8 pounds, 4 parents are Charles Thomas ounces, and was 211⁄2 inches and Pat Weigel of Baton long. Rouge, La., and Bernard and Rosita Maristany of Houston, Texas.

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Pauline Tolessa Pauline Maranata Tolessa was born May 12 to Maranata and Sarah Tolessa Sukessa of Marion. Welcoming her home were brothers Hap and Anderson Waddell. She weighed 7 pounds, 10 ounces, and was 19 inches long. Grandparents are Clinton and the late Judy Marston of Hesston. Great- the late Tolessa Sukessa and grandmother is Earlene Mulunesh Bayissa of Addis Marston of Roxbury, and Ababa, Ethiopia.

BIRTHDAY Hett to celebrate 90-year milestone A come-and-go 90th birthday celebration for Mary M. Hett will be from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, June 22, at Eastmoor United Methodist Church, 105 Eastmoor Dr., Marion. She was born June 19, 1914, at Canada, and worked as a legal secretary for Morris and Batt, attorneys-

at-law. Family members organizing the reception are inviting friends and relatives to celebrate this milestone in her life. Her children are Crystal Arthur of St. Louis, Mo., and Rita Heighsmith of Kansas City. No gifts, please, but cards and well wishes may be sent to: 115 N. Eisenhower Dr., Marion, KS 66861.

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WEDNESDAY, June 18 HILLSBORO SENIOR CENTER Turkey, mashed potatoes, gravy, Richard Dirks of green beans, apricots, cake, roll, milk. Hillsboro will provide the THURSDAY, June 19 music program Wednesday, Taco salad, alternate hamburger, Raymond R. and Eunice chips, tomatoes, fresh fruit, milk June 25. (Janzen) Matz of Hillsboro FRIDAY, June 20 Initially, he planned to be Baked chicken, oven potatoes, will be celebrating their California-blend vegetables, lettuce here June 16. We are sorry 68th anniversary. and tomato salad, peach crisp, roll, for any inconvenience. They were married June milk. In addition, footcare will 22, 1946, in Hillsboro. MONDAY, June 23 be offered June 24 by calling Meatloaf, mashed potatoes, succoRaymond was owner of tash fruit cobbler, roll, milk. the center for an appointMatz Upholstery for 61 TUESDAY, June 24 ment. years and also a rural mail Barbecued chicken, bun, steamed This month’s birthday carrier. Eunice was a secreveggies, pasta salad, oranges, milk. WEDNESDAY, June 25 dinner is June 30 with musitary at USD 410 Marion cal entertainment provided Pork chop, buttered noodles, broccoli Public Schools for 26 years, Ruth of Wichita, Ray and or yellow squash, fruit cobbler, roll, Pat of Olathe, Reg of by Joy Dirks. and later served at the milk. We hope you can join us Hillsboro Senior Center for Hillsboro and Eydie and MARION SENIOR CENTER Mike Fellows of Newton; six soon. Volunteers are still 15 years. We have one of our regugrandchildren and four needed and if someone can The couple have four lar daily diners who loves to children to include Rick and great-grandchildren. help, please let us know. play the piano and plays our The suggested meal table grace everyday. prices for those age 60 and When it was raining on over are $3.15. Anyone 59 June 9, she looked up songs and under pays $5. n DONALD L. ALCORN, Tecle and wife Janet in our songbooks and we We are here from 8 a.m. 72, of Marion, died June 15 Weldeghebriel of Coweta, sang “Let a Smile Be Your to 4 p.m. and are located at at St. Luke Hospital in Okla., and several stepUmbrella” and “Singing in 212 N. Main St., or call 620Marion. grandchildren, nieces and the Rain” before lunch. 947-2304. No services are schednephews. She also brought in a —Brenda Moss, director uled at this time. Donations in his memory vase of phlox for us one day. He was born July 21, may be made to Bethel 1941, at Ada, Mo. On Oct. 20, College or Mennonite Cen1995, he was married to tral Committee and sent in DISTRICT COURT Civil Doris Johnson, who surcare of the Petersen Family Criminal June 6, Lillian L. Leppke vs. vives. Funeral Home, 215 N. Main Terri Lynn Benson, bond apMarilyn K. Heier, et al., order for Other survivors include St., Newton, KS 67114. pearance, 9:45 a.m. June 23. mediation. Christopher Nicholas SpurTraffic stepsons James Smith of geon, bond appearance, 9:45 a.m. April 11, Whitney Jamacy n OTTO S. REGIER, 86, a Arkansas and Michael June 23. Brown, speed, $189 fines and fees. Smith of Denver, Colo.; step- farmer and stockman of Robert J. Stewart, probation April 11, Whitney Jamacy revocation hearing, 11:30 a.m. July Brown, notice of change of adElbing, died June 14 at his daughters Ginger Smith of 7. dress or name, $10 fines and fees. home. Kansas City, Mo., and Kristopher Michael Wade, preMay 24, Kelsie Ann Morel, The service will be at liminary hearing, 10 a.m. June 18. speed, $210 fines and fees. Bridget Williams of Marion; June 9, Jeffery Lynn Renfro. June 9, Douglas Dean Dick, 10:30 a.m. Friday, June 20, brothers Billy Alcorn of The jury found the defendant speed, $210 fines and fees. 2014, at Bethel College Ramona, Jerry Alcorn of guilty of one count of theft with Marriage licenses Mennonite Church, 2600 the value of property being at Abigail Ruth Roberts, Peabody; Herington and Tom least $25,000 but less than Robert Lee Turner II, Peabody. Richardson of Wichita; sis- College Ave., North Newton. $100,000 and one count of theft Colton Olsen, Marion; Rachel Visitation is from 6 p.m. with the property value being at ter Helen Swagger of Thurston, Marion. Hutchinson and step-grand- to 8 p.m., Thursday, at Lamb least $1,000 but less than $25,000. MARION CO. REGISTER OF DEEDS June 9, Margo A. O’Dell now Sentencing is set for 10 a.m. Aug. children Sebastian Williams Funeral Home, Whitewater. 18. known as Margo A. Meador, wife, Burial will be prior to and Stuart Meador, husband, to June 9, Richard Todd Litton, and Matthew Billington. Jared B. Sardou, WD, lots 6 and 7, journal entry of status hearing. Zeiner Funeral Home of the service at 9:30 a.m. at Block 4, Freeborn’s Addition, MarBond was modified to $2,500. Zion Mennonite Cemetery Marion is in charge of ion. Domestic in Elbing. June 9, Elaine Backhus to Evan John Drow vs. Ronda Drow, arrangements Backhus, husband, and Leticia He was born July 21,1925, hearing, 9:30 a.m. June 23. Backus, wife, QCD, lots 18, 19, 20 June 5, Michon Denise Dunn MAYNARD D. JANZEN, the son of Cornelius and and 21, Fairview Addition, Tampa. man vs. Dillard Andrew Dunman, June 10, Lavaughn Klose to Margaret (Epp) Regier near petition for annulment. Uncon79, of North Newton, died Matthew Ryan Stuchlik, WD, N35’ tested hearing, 9:30 a.m. Aug. 18. Elbing. June 7. Lot 17, S35’ Lot 18, Block 10, FreeJune 6, Jennifer Newell, petiHe is survived by sisterborn’s Addition, Marion. tioner vs. Kenneth L. Newell, reA gatherJune 10, Constance A. Galle spondent, protection from abuse. in-law, Doris Regier; ing of Trust No. 1 to Scott N. Winter, husHearing, 2:15 p.m. June 18. nephews, Myron Regier and friends and June 6, Mike Swartz, petitioner band, and Jessica M. Winter, DVM, James Regier; and their wife, TRD, NW4 NW4 33-19-2 with vs. Amanda Hannah, respondent, family is exception. protection from abuse. Hearing, families. planned for 6June 10, Norman R. Galle Trust 2;30 p.m. June 18. A memorial fund has 8 p.m. Friday, No. 1 to Scott M. Winter, husband, Probate June 9, in the matter of the es- and Jessica M. Winter, DVM, wife, been established for the June 20, in TRD, part NW4 NW4 33-19-2. tate of Kenneth A. Janzen, alBethel College Mennonite Menno Hall June 10, Constance A. Galle lowance of demand. Church in care of Lamb Trust No. 1 to Juan M. Castro, husJune 10, in the matter of at Kidron Bethel Village, Funeral Home, 120 N Main, Nolan A. Brumley, et al., petition North Newton. A service n See Records, Page 11 for appointment of conservators. Whitewater, KS, 67154. will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, June 21, at Bethel College Mennonite Church, North Because you care. Newton. The Free Press publishes He was born Feb. 21, obituaries on our website 1935, to Otto R. and Irma L. the same day we receive (Klassen) Janzen in Hillsthem so you can be inboro. On Sept. 27, 1980, he formed in a timely manner to help Ashley Bartel was married to Ginny Ramof the passing of acquainfund a MISSION TRIP tances and the services sey. to Chang Mai, Thailand planned in their memory. He is survived by brothSaturday, June 28 in Summer 2015! Check the “Breaking News” ers Junior and wife Joyce 9am - 3pm section on our home page. and Leon and wife Juanita, at Midway Motors • Hillsboro both of Hesston; former COST: DONATION (Corner of Ash & Hwy. 56 - 614 N. 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We’re missing Robin Nelson this week, who volunteers in the dining room everyday. She’s enjoying a week at camp. Kathy West observed her coming-to-work-here anniversary on June 6. She starting her third year as head cook. Our program on June 11 was given by Bonnie Sawyer, administrator at Marion Assisted Living, and Traci Waner, who is the charge nurse there. Come join us on June 25. The program will be given by Terry Jones, the city of Marion Economic Development director. For more information or lunch reservation, call 620382-2942 by 9 a.m. the day of the meal. We are located at 309 S. Third St. — Janet Bryant, director WEDNESDAY, June 18 Roast turkey, mashed potatoes, gravy, wax beans, Jell-O cake, whole wheat roll, milk. THURSDAY, June 19 Meatloaf, au gratin potatoes, green beans, fruit, garlic toast, milk. FRIDAY, June 20 Cheeseburger/bun, three-bean salad, fruit, brownies, milk. MONDAY, June 23 Baked chicken (leg quarters), cauliflower with cheese sauce, peas, fruit, whole wheat roll, milk. TUESDAY, June 24 Spaghetti with meat sauce, green beans, fruit, garlic toast, milk. WEDNESDAY, June 25 Country-fried steak, mashed potatoes, gravy, mixed veggies, blueberry cake, whole wheat roll, milk.

PEABODY SENIOR CENTER Kim Nellans, our former cook, is back cooking for us. We feel very excited that this has become a reality because she makes a delicious spread each day for our enjoyment. Be sure to reserve your meal the day before by calling the center and telling us when you want to dine with us. Of course if you call after hours, you may leave the message on the answering machine. Randolph Whitely, a physician at Heritage

Medical Center in Peabody, is here Wednesday, June 18, after lunch. For those who can’t make lunch, come join us for some health information pertaining to seniors. This is always beneficial information. Bingo is Thursday, June 19. Please come play a card or two with us. It’s a fun time to get together. Our business meeting is Tuesday, June 24, after lunch. Join us for a discussion about future fundraising events. We would like everyone’s input. New and fresh ideas are always welcome. Meals are a suggested price of $3.15 for those 60 and above and $5 for everyone else. Either way, it is a great value, and we always appreciate your support. For more information about the center or to make reservations, stop by the center at 106 N. Walnut St. in Peabody or call us at 620983-2226. —Ruth Lott, director WEDNESDAY, June 18 Baked chicken breast, mashed potatoes, green beans, fruit, wheat bread, milk. THURSDAY, June 19 Ham salad sandwich, macaroni salad, fruit, milk. FRIDAY, June 20 Baked pork chop, baked sweet potato, vegetables, fruit, wheat roll, milk. MONDAY, June 23 Liver and onions or alternate, baked potato, carrots, fruit, wheat bread, milk. TUESDAY, June 24 Ham, baked potato, corn, fruit, wheat bread, milk. WEDNESDAY, June 25 Turkey, sweet potato, green beans, fruit cobbler, wheat roll, milk.

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Safety first? n A national survey ranks Kansas 22nd in the U.S. on a list of ‘safest states to live in.’


aybe it’s appropriate because Kansas is in the middle of the nation geographically, but a recent study by the Internet site WalletHub ranks the Sunflower State in the middle of the country in terms of “safest states to live in” at No. 22. Categories of evaluation included workplace safety, emergency preparedness, home and community stability, traffic safety and financial security. Believe it or not, Massachusetts ranked No. 1 overall. More believable, Nevada finished 51st—with the District of Columbia included. Our state’s best performance came in the category of home and community safety, where we ranked 12th. Somewhat disconcerting, our worst performance was in financial safety, where we finished 43rd. For the record, Kansas ranked 30th in emergency preparedness—drat, those unpredictable tornadoes—29th in workplace safety and 17th in driving safety. June is National Safety Month. We can quibble about the value of the WalletHub study, but it’s a safe bet that all of us can do more to protect ourselves and our family members while looking out for the wellbeing of our fellow Kansans, too. —DR

Don’t be a chicken: try this pasta recipe


t feels like all I’ve done over the past week is cook chicken. You’d think that SPICE UP means Joey and I have YOUR LIFE been enjoyLindsey ing some Young delicious, home-cooked meals, but unfortunately, most of the chicken I’ve been dishing has gone to our schnauzer, K.C. After struggling with offand-on bladder infections, we finally discovered that our tiny dog had managed to create a not so tiny stone (the size of a quarter, if you’d believe it), so she went in for surgery this past week. Everything went really well (we have a fantastic veterinarian), and she seemed to recover well until she

started getting sick. Long story short, we discovered that Miss K.C. does not do so well with the antibiotics she was on, so not only is she on a different prescription along with some anti-nausea medication, but she is also on what the vet calls a “bland diet,” which consists of boiled chicken and rice. This development has been quite to K.C.’s liking, and she’s been enjoying her chicken dinners quite a bit. I, on the other hand, require something a bit more flavorful when it comes to my dinner, so Joey and I also enjoyed some chicken this week, but ours included pasta, asparagus and a great creamy sauce. I found this recipe on a blog called “Lil’ Luna.” You can find the original at I changed it a little. Most n See Young, Page 5

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here’s a game we spontaneously play every few weeks at our house. It’s sort of like Chicken, the daredevil stunt where two cars race directly at each other until one DON’T ASK yields. But we play with WHY antibacterials. The game is called David Vogel Let the Bathroom Soap Dispenser Get Completely Empty and Wait to See Who Caves First and Fills It Back Up. I’ve tried to file a trademark for this game, but the FTC won’t accept applicants with more than 15 words in the title. Here’s how it works: both wife Hanna and I watch as the level of soap drops all the way to the bottom of the bottle, until the soap can no longer be extracted easily. This is when we initiate stealth tactics: Frantically pumping the dispenser until it sneezes out just enough to use. It’s a little bit like a prospector trying to draw oil up by hand. But it looks a lot more like the Mad Hatter churning butter. Once every molecule of soap has been extracted from the dispenser, we then begin scavenging, working our way through every other soap dispenser in the house until we end up at the kitchen

sink with the bottle of Dawn Ultra with Active Suds. (And THEY get a trademark....) At some point, one of us will give in. The other will walk into the bathroom one day and find that the air in the dispenser has been miraculously changed to liquid soap. I don’t know how most people handle their home soap inventory. Judging from the amount of cheap filled pump dispensers stores stock, I imagine some folks just keep replacing them once one is empty. We buy our soap in bulk, though, and refill. Usually the clear, slightly bluetinted, soap that comes in a clear 5-gallon drum with tropical fish printed on the back. I’ve never figured out why they do that. As far as I know, the producers of “Finding Nemo” and the Scrubbing Bubbles executives never went into business together. But just because we refill doesn’t mean we have fancy soap dispensers. We used to. A nice ceramic blue one with a silver-colored spout. But then it got knocked on the floor and cracked. I’m not pointing fingers here, but the culprit definitely had four legs and a tail. So now we just keep reusing a cheap plastic pump from Bath and Body Works that one of us probably got as a stocking n See Vogel, Page 5

Not so hooked on kids fishing


’m sure you’ve all seen the “Take Me Fishing” ad. You know, the one with the happy smiling dad and kids, out for a day of fishing. To be brutally honest, FEARLESS I think whoever came up FARM FRAU with that one must either not have children Shana or assume that all parThornhill ents are well-medicated. I love to fish. The sun on my skin, the breeze on my face, the gentle lapping of the’s just plain peaceful. Whatever laundry or dishes await me at home, fishing is at least a useful reason not to do them. After all, I’ll be bringing home dinner, right? Even if I don’t catch anything, I can chalk it up to a much needed mental health day. Adding kids to the picture changes the equation quite a bit. What is usually a fairly simple, straightforward outing suddenly gains exponential levels of complexity. Here’s an example. Previous day: Offhandedly mention that tomorrow might be a good day to go fishing. The weather should be great. Spend evening fielding repetitive questioning about if and when we are going fishing tomorrow. Target day: Be awakened at o-darkthirty with questions about fishing. Spend morning attempting to do chores. Tell kids to find their poles and chairs. Come inside to find one child watching

cartoons and the other one napping. Neither one has found any item of fishing equipment. Noon: separate fighting children and tell them to eat lunch so we can go fishing. Father chimes in with a helpful suggestion about his family’s traditional “fishing sandwiches” (Lebanon bologna, onion, and mustard). Children consume lunch-like items and insist they cannot find their fishing equipment in the precise area of the garage indicated. To preserve your sanity, you go out and gnaw on a tree. 1:00: Lead children to garage. Find all fishing equipment in one area precisely 6 inches from where you told them to look. Attempt to make gravel out of nearest cinderblock with your head. Locate and pack cooler. Locate empty tub just in case you catch something. Load all equipment in vehicle after removing spiderwebs. 1:15: Wake up dozing children. Convince them to put on brand new water shoes that suddenly don’t fit. Head into town to buy nightcrawlers. Discover store is out of nightcrawlers. Spend an extra $20 on snacks because your kids suddenly develop an aversion to the ones you packed. Grimly head out to lake. You haven’t come this far to not fish. 1:30: Arrive at lake. Find favorite fishing spot occupied by campers. Drive around aimlessly until you give up and just park somewhere. Reassure kids for the umpteenth time that, yes, you can n See Thornhill, Page 5

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ansas is a much bigger draw than most people might think. In fact, what I am about to PARTLY share with NONSENSE you might impress you. Joel Klaassen When our grandsons started coming to see us every summer—which has been an annual event since they were about 6 and 8 years old—they used to say they loved coming to Kansas because “there was nothing to do in Atlanta.” I don’t think they would say that anymore, now that Alex has his driver’s license and Louis is pretty free to roam in the neighborhood these days. But, this year one of their friends is coming to Kansas, too, to see what they have been talking about for all of these years. We’ve got some pretty big plans up our sleeves for this year, in addition to the always popular Marion County Fair. We bought them the “8 Wonders of Kansas” guidebook published by Marci Penner of the Kansas Sampler Foundation a few years back and have been scratching off places to see and places to eat for several years now. Alex had his learner’s permit last year, so was driving us all over the place. I assume it will be more of the same this time. n It took us nine years to make it to the Symphony in the Flint Hills, but we finally made it there this past weekend. And we picked the windiest day ever for the event. When walking into the wind, it felt like I was walking backward. n The Rosalia Ranch, where it was held, was absolutely gorgeous with its miles and miles of open range and many hues of green as the land telescoped into the distance. The wind with gusts reported up to 40 mph made it feel cooler than it really was. And we found the food tent to sit under, with its skirt. The wind wasn’t so fierce and we were actually quite comfortable. We wondered if we would see anyone we knew among the 7,000 folks who had gathered there—and we actually did see a few. n We took one of the covered wagon rides. I knew it had to be authentic when the wagon driver—are they called drivers?—was talking on his cell phone. n One of the most majestic things to see was the hundreds of cattle that were herded by the outriders on their horses across the ridge behind the stage while the orchestra played. Truly a sight to see. n We all had programs for the concert. I got lost the second song into the evening, as I think they switched the fourth song for the second and I never again did find my place. I did recognize the tune Charlie Daniel made famous, “Orange Blossom Special.” n The sea of parked cars made it interesting to find ours, but we finally did. I used the panic button to find it. If you wish to share your comments or ideas, my email address is joel@



Fight against domestic abuse still being waged BY



am an avid Rolling Stones fan. There have been times over the past 50 years I have listened to their music and have had difficulty with the lyrics and the values promoted. In the early ’70s, the group published an album titled “Black and Blue,” and the billboards promoting the new release pictured a woman, bruised and battered. Many feminists groups boycotted the album. I struggled between my love of the Stones and my distain for the promotion of violence against women. I The No. 1 question I am managed to justify the asked when I do presenpurchase of the album tations is, “Why does but felt guilty about it. When the Sexual she stay?” or “Why does Assault/Domestic she go back?” ...I conViolence Center celebrated the 20th anniver- tend we are not asking the right question. Why sary of the shelter in November 2007, we put does the abuser feel he together a slide show or she has the right to using “Gimme Shelter” (a Rolling Stones hit) as abuse another person, a the musical backperson they claim to ground. I thought it to love? Why do we conbe an appropriate way tinue to blame the victo make amends for my action 30-plus years ago. tim when we should be Our shelter is a place of looking at abuser peace, calming and the accountability? beginning of healing. I still distain violence against women and have spent more than 30 years working with women who experience violence on a regular basis. For the past 11 years that venue has been through the SA/DVC. The Violence Against Women, and Family Violence Prevention Services acts passed in the mid 1990s opened funding areas that allowed SA/DVC to expand staff and services to six counties. One in four women will experience a form of violence in their lifetime. Domestic violence occurs in 28 percent of marriages; 95 percent of the victims are women. The violence can be physical assaults, sexual assaults, psychological assaults and attacks against property and pets. The No. 1 question I am asked when I do presentations is, “Why does she stay?” or “Why does she go back?” I can give you a thousand answers to these questions. I contend we are not asking the right question. Why n See FIGHT, Page 10

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stuffer for Christmas five years ago from a grandparent. It originally contained fancy citrus-scented, orange-colored soap. The label says Bellini Peach. I’ve suggested to Hanna that we get some food color-

ing to mix with our soap so that we can at least keep up the appearances of having nicer soap. But then we’d have to rework our game. Would the same person who ends up refilling also be responsible for recoloring? Or does it just add another element to the waiting game? Talk about having good, clean fun....

But at the same time, their proposal to force us to expand to me is misguided because it doesn’t help our kids. “It’s not what I believe is in the best of interest of students, particularly students in the eastern half of the league.” Hillsboro is the easternmost school in the CKL. Travel time Representing USD 410 at KSHSAA hearing in Topeka Thursday was Greg Brown, who has been middle school principal for the past several years and is now assistant principal for the combined high school and middle school—as well as taking on the duties of activities director—because of budget reductions. “I don’t like it,” Brown said of the additional time away from class the new league will require. “The biggest thing is, it really can screw up your instructional day. If by chance you are playing a basketball game on a Thursday night that starts at 4:30 in Larned, you’re probably getting out of school in the ball park of 12:30 to get over there in time to get dressed. “The next day is not good either,” Brown said, referring to the late arrival home after the game. “One of the principals has already

stated that we should look at an earlier start time for games that have tremendous traveling—so we screw up only one day instead of two.” Strategies considered In the event that KSHSAA would rule as it did, the principals of the eight CKL-MS schools had drafted tentative changes to league bylaws that would mitigate some of the extra travel by creating two divisions within the league: East and West. “We’re willing to compromise,” Noble said. “We do need to help out Hoisington, Larned and Pratt. To do that, we’ll split into clear divisions in middle school—but we don’t want any requirement to play cross-division games. “In high school, there is a requirement. If Pratt can’t find a game for whatever reason, the first default is if we have an opening in the eastern half of the league we’ll play each other because we have to help each other out. “I don’t want that requirement for middle school.” Middle school perspective The two-division arrangement would apply to year-end league events as well, such as tournaments. “We’ll have an eastern

half of the basketball tournament for the eastern division champion, and a western half,” Noble said. “We won’t have a ‘league’ championship. We don’t all need to come together.” Noble said that approach is more in line with a mutually shared goal of deemphasizing competition at the middle-school level. “Our point is, this isn’t the World Series, this isn’t the Super Bowl,” Noble said. “We want to give them good competition, but we want to remember that this is middle school. Divisions are fine. “We don’t really have ‘league champions’ in middle school. We don’t hang banners. We just don’t do that.” Brown said a second strategy would be to recruit additional schools to the Central Kansas League—for a total of 16—then form two eight-school geographybased divisions that would compete exclusively from each other, at least at the middle school level and perhaps high school, too. “What would be good for the middle school would certainly be good for the high school, too,” Brown said. Aside from time away from the classroom, Noble said reducing time on the road has a second advantage. “I also must hold down costs at a time when I’m faced with repetitive six-figure budget cuts because of reduced state funding and declining enrollment,” he said.

Spencer said Dodd indicated he would prefer to remain unaffiliated and file n from Page 1 by petition for the where he would have to November general election. receive at least 134 votes and “Unaffiliated candidates be the highest vote-getter, or must file by petition,” remain unaffiliated and file Spencer said. “They are as a bona fide candidate for required to have valid signathe general election in tures on a nomination petiNovember. tion from at least 4 percent

of all registered voters in their district and must pay the $35 state filing fee.” Spencer said the filing deadline for unaffiliated candidates is noon on the day before the primary, which would be Aug. 4. Dodd would have to affiliate with a party prior to July 1 to be eligible as a

write-in candidate for the Aug. 5 primary. “If Mr. Dodd is successful in collecting signatures from 4 percent of the registered voters in Commission District 1, and the petition is filed in the proper way and is timely, and the fee is paid, his name will be presented on the November ballot.”

der web is a hatching egg sac. Kids are too busy throwing rocks in the water to assist. Seriously consider informing kids that the lake is all out of fish today. Spend next 15 minutes achieving the perfect seating arrangement. Children have now consumed all the potable liquids and need to go to the bathroom. 2:30: Start assembling

poles and baiting hooks. Stop baiting second pole to untangle first pole from a snarl of someone else’s fishing line left on bank. Stab self with hook. Resume baiting second pole. Wonder if you need a tetanus shot. First child now practicing casting. Second child joins in. First child gets hook caught on a rock. Second child smacks first child in head with pole. Fighting ensues. 2:45: Second child casts and tangles line in overhead tree. Yank line out of tree and get hit in the head with someone else’s old lure that was stuck up there, too. First child now bored and thirsty, and informing the world at the top of her lungs. Second child loses bait, says it’s first child’s fault. Fighting ensues. 3:00: Bait your own hook with a sense of futility. If there were any fish here, they’re long gone now. Settle into your chair and take a deep breath. Briefly consider having a snack but

remember that you’ve ground your teeth to nubbins. Both children have now laid down their poles and are amusing themselves by throwing rocks and making algae sculptures. Something moves in the water. Is it a fish or a turtle? Fighting ensues. 3:30: Concede defeat. Be silently grateful that you didn’t lose a small fortune in nightcrawlers. Disassemble all poles and load all gear into vehicle. Spend drive home fielding questions about when we’re going fishing again. Give husband brownie points for not asking if you caught anything. I’ve thought about using the kids as bait next time they ask me to “take them fishing.” Instead, I’ll just do what my dad and grandpa did for me—keep trying till we all get the hang of it. And maybe, just maybe, slip off and fish by myself every now and then. After all, maybe I’m the one who needs the practice!

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the 2010-11 school year. Hoisington and Larned have since been assigned by KSHSAA to be full members of the league starting this fall. “The western-most schools that were added to the high school league...want to now join the middle school league,” USD 410 Superintendent Steve Noble said. “We kept them separate because with middle school games and travel, it’s always going to be a school night.” In fact, the eight schools in the CKL-MS have twice voted down requests from the three western schools to become members. “So these three schools decided to take it to the next level and petitioned KSHSAA,” Noble said. “This is kind of newsworthy because to our knowledge, KSHSAA has never gotten involved with appointing schools to middle school leagues—ever. This would be the first. “They’ve done it at the high school level for several years, but they have never done it at the middle school level,” he added. A scheduling issue Scheduling is a key issue for the three western school districts, particularly at the middle school level. “Their concerns are they have nobody to play,” Noble said. “Nobody will play them so they can’t get any games. That’s a legitimate concern, I understand that.

“This is kind of newsworthy because to our knowledge, KSHSAA has never gotten involved with appointing schools to middle school leagues—ever. This would be the first.” —USD 410 SUPT. STEVE NOBLE


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still go fishing without nightcrawlers (and silently breathe a sigh of relief—at least they won’t be fighting over who gets to hold the worm can). Get a large pot of salted 2:00: Unpack car and lug water boiling (use a bigger all equipment and chairs to pot than you think you need the bank. Discover last spin from Page 4 for the pasta, because notably, I replaced the half- you’re adding the asparaHOMETOWN WORD SEARCH gus, too). and-half that was in the Toss in your pasta, and recipe with milk and butter. T A T O N Z T P I N Z H U P J D T U U F cook it according to direcI never seem to have halfD E R A D O S N W D T F L I N F E S J L tions on the package. When S A E H K A I A E A R A V U F N N I F Y and-half on hand, and this your pasta is about five min- E W B R U I L T B S Y E O C R D R N M Y substitute worked really utes away from being done, well. Z T I G T K N A C I V R V U Q R E G T K add the asparagus. *** Q R X M I S G G N U G D Z I G I T S Q A When the pasta is S T I N M N E G M Y R P D D I V N C G O Chicken and Z W G L I I S H A E F T Z K X I I I N I cooked, drain it, saving Asparagus Pasta R L O K C P N L T G D I S X E N E S I M about a cup of the pasta Ingredients U S A G O V P G X G N I A N S G H S K S 12 ounces medium-sized water. X T Q R H E V E W N N I C Q O L T O R G Once the chicken is pasta (I used penne; the H Y T R H U B J N K J I K I O C G R O N cooked all the way through, original used bowtie) T S C T G N I T A O B B S O N H N S W I add the garlic, onion pow2 cups chicken, cubed S E N I H C A M G N I S U S O E I M D P (breast meat would be best, der, garlic powder, basil, P O B I C Y C L I N G S D T O C S P O M oregano and red pepper but I used thighs) S G I K V R A P T M T C I U H R U N O A flakes to the pan. Cook for 1 bunch asparagus, about another five minutes. C L I M B I N G S T A I R S J D C A W C trimmed and cut into twoL M D Z N O N J D T A V Y T Z P H E U I Add the chicken broth, inch pieces X G Z N A W H E P T Z M X U P X B W S S butter, milk, cream cheese 1/2 cup chicken broth K M A K I N G A F I R E P S U Q E W T N and half the parmesan to 1 cup reserved pasta National Safety Month the pan. Stir until everywater BICYCLING STREET TAKING A BATH thing is melted together. 2 tablespoons minced BOATING DRIVING TAKING MEDICINE Add the pasta and garlic CAMPING MAKING A FIRE USING MACHINES asparagus to the pan and 1/4 teaspoon onion powCLIMBING STAIRS ON THE USING SCISSORS stir to coat the pasta in the der CONSTRUCTION PLAYGROUND USING THE INTERNET 1/4 teaspoon garlic pow- sauce. COOKING PLAYING SPORTS WALKING The sauce will thicken der CROSSING THE SWIMMING WOODWORKING on the stove. If it seems a 1 teaspoon dried basil June is National Safety Month, so you will be finding items in the 1 teaspoon dried oregano bit thick or the pasta seems puzzle that require being safe. Puzzle created by Gary Ewert. Solutoo dry, add a little of the pinch of red pepper tion: Page: 9. reserved pasta water until flakes (this will not make you get the consistency you the pasta spicy; I promise) 4 ounces cream cheese (I like. Three Bedroom Ranch Home-PRICED Add the rest of the used fat-free) TO SELL! Come take a look at this 3 parmesan and salt and pep1/4 tablespoon melted bedroom, 2 bath ranch home. Spaper the dish to your liking, butter cious rooms, large kitchen with eat-in and enjoy. scant 1/4 cup milk (I area, f/h, c/a. Newer roof and new seamless guttering. A 20 x 12 shed in the back plus 2 car attached garage. *** used skim) This was great summer 1/4 cup parmesan cheese pasta, and I thought the salt and pepper to taste Right in downtown Marion-storefront building. sauce had a great flavor. I Directions Has a built-in renter(hair salon). Main level has think you could easily make Heat your olive oil in a approx. 2000 sq. ft., plus 2nd story with the the same dish with broccoli. skillet over medium heat. same. Lots of potential for this building. Call today for more details! No matter what, this dinner Saute your chicken for definitely won’t fall in the about 20 to 30 minutes (or category of a “bland diet.” until it’s done).


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Jacob Webb, shown pitching during his complete-game shutout of the University of Jamestown in the NAIA Opening Round semifinals, has been drafted by the Atlanta Braves. This year, Webb set Tabor records for strikeouts per game and individual season strikeouts. TABOR COLLEGE PHOTOS BY VANCE FRICK

Ticket to the Majors Tabor hurler Jacob Webb drafted in 18th round by Atlanta Braves Webb said of the draft. “A lot of anxiety just waiting.” After some initial negotiTabor College pitcher Jacob Webb became just the ation, Webb and the team reached an agreement, he second Bluejay in school history to be selected in the said. He gave a verbal commitment the Sunday after Major League Baseball he was drafted and signed a First-Year Player Draft when he was chosen by the contract upon arriving at the Braves’ minicamp in Atlanta Braves in the 18th Orlando, Fla., later that round Saturday, June 7, as week. the 553rd overall selection. “It’s happened pretty The Bluejays’ first draft fast,” Webb said. “It was pick, catcher Tyson quicker than I thought it Kendrick, was selected by was going to be.” the Detroit Tigers in 2010. Webb, who will be playThis year’s draft spanned ing with the Gulf Coast three days, tallying 1,215 League Braves, said his picks over 40 rounds. “It was nerve-wracking,” experience at minicamp has



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been “awesome,” and everyone he’s been around has the same goal of preparing the draftees for the big league. “They treat everyone the exact same,” he said. “They’re all in it to make the organization better, to make you better as a person. “The facilities are unreal. Everything they do is just top of the line.” Webb said he would begin play this week, and will most likely stay in Orlando through the end of August, depending on whether or not he is moved up.

Journey to Tabor A native of Riverside, Calif., Webb said he has played baseball since he was 4 years old. After graduating from Riverside Polytechnic High School in 2011, he spent a year at Riverside Community College before transferring to Tabor College in 2012 to continue playing ball. “I really wanted to play a position when I went to Tabor, but it kind of just panned out,” Webb said. “I was a better pitcher than I was a position player, so I had a better chance to go

farther with it, so I kind of just stuck with it.” His first year at Tabor, Webb was listed on the roster as a right-handed pitcher and third baseman. As a pitcher, he went 4-4 on the season with an ERA of 1.47 over 55 innings. He started two games and pitched one complete game, tallying 50 strikeouts. Webb’s playing time increased his second year at Tabor. He went 11-4 on the 2014 season, ranking eighth in wins in NAIA Division I. He pitched a total of 1051⁄3 innings with an ERA of 1.88. He started 15 games

and pitched 10 complete games, including two shutouts. He ranked fourth in Division I in total batters struck out with 129, which surpassed Tabor’s individual season strikeouts record set by David Alexander in 1990 at 99. Webb also holds the Tabor record for strikeouts per game with 15. He was KCAC Co-Pitcher of the Year this season and was an All-KCAC first-team selection. In addition, he received honorable mention as an NAIA All-American. n See Webb, Page 7

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The Hillsboro swim team gained its second win by taking first place at Marion Saturday with 6341⁄2 points. Marion placed second (463) and Herington third (3751⁄2). “Hillsboro swimmers continue to impress me, not only with a dedication to a great work ethic, but also with an incredible positive attitude both in the water and out,” coach Stephanie Moss said. “The back of our team shirts this year says, ‘Respect All...Fear None’, and that exemplifies this amazing group of swimmers.” Marion Meet Saturday, June 14 100-meter freestyle Girls 9-10: 1. Emily Paulus 1:27.19, 2. Macy Priest 1:28.17, 7. Ainsley Duell 1:46.28. Boys 9-10: 1. Frank Wichert 1:25.56, 2. Duncan Duell 1:32.37, 3. Tristen Rathbone 1:33.40. Girls 11-12: 1. Eva Noble 1:15.28, 2. Millie Sechrist 1:17.09, 3. Megan Bechtold 1:23.72. Boys 11-12: 3. Caleb Diener 1:31.10, 5. AJ Driggers 1:31.87, 10. Charlie Major 2:17.38. Girls 13-14: 1. Sonja Jost 1:07.28, 4. Jenna Hinerman 1:15.63, 7. Katie Evans 1:26.70. Boys 13-14: 3. Shepard Stang 1:08.02, 4. Jaden Priest 1:08.97, 6. Avery Unruh 1:31.80. Girls 15-18: 2. Abby Sechrist 1:11.05, 3. Madison Sheppard 1:11.83, 4. Callie Linnens 1:12.85. Boys 15-18: 1. Harry Faber 57.93, 2. Jeff Pritchard 1:02.18, 3. Jonathan Hinerman 1:03.00. 100-meter medley relay Girls 8 & under: 1. Trudy Hein, Emma Noble, Lauryn Vogt, Savannah Shahan 1:56.27, 5. Gabi Sibayan, Melonie Galvan, Sophia Dye 2:55.63. Boys 8 & under: 2. Landon Dye, Adrian Unruh, Gavin Priest, Colton Rempel 2:17.54. Girls 9-10: 2. Macy Priest, Ellie Noble, Emily Paulus 1:30.50, 4. Malorie Hein, Ainsley Duell, Tylee Miller, Jerusalem Driggers 1:48.26. Boys 9-10: 1. Duncan Duell, Grayson Ratzlaff, Frank Wichert, Tristen Rathbone 1:28.05, 3. Connor Padgett, Camden Padgett, Tristen Dye, Joshua Diener 1:46.63. 200-meter medley relay Girls 11-12: 2. Millie Sechrist, Megan Bechtold, Eva Noble, Sarah Paulus 2:52.32. Boys 11-12: 2. Caleb Diener, Carson Linnens, AJ Driggers, Aidan Unruh 3:22.50. Girls 13-14: 2. Jenna Hinerman, Sarah Diener, Sonja Jost, Katie Evans 2:43.90. Boys 13-14: 2. Tucker Moss, Shepard Stang, Jaden Priest, Avery Unruh 2:30.70. Girls 15-18: 1. Abby Sechrist, Callie



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Megan Bechtold swims in the 11- and 12-year-old girls’ 200-meter medley relay Saturday at Marion. She and teammates Millie Sechrist, Eva Noble and Sarah Paulus placed second in 2:52.32. Linnens, Madison Sheppard, Kianna Hinerman 2:34.40. Boys 15-18: 1. Harry Faber, Jonathan Hinerman, Jeff Pritchard 2:13.50. 25-meter butterfly Girls 8 & under: 1. Trudy Hein 27.40, 3. Savannah Shahan 33.16, 5. Lauryn Vogt 33.88. Boys 8 & under: 2. Gavin Priest 27.93, 5. Landon Dye 41.00, 6. Adrian Unruh 41.67. Girls 9-10: 1. Macy Priest 20.50, 7. Ellie Noble 26.70, 8. Malorie Hein 27.01. Boys 9-10: 1. Frank Wichert 18.63, 4. Tristen Dye 24.15, 5. Grayson Ratzlaff 24.56. 50-meter butterfly Girls 11-12: 2. Eva Noble 39.15, 5. Megan Bechtold 54.70, 7. Taryah Miller 1:08.47. Boys 11-12: 4. Caleb Diener 52.06, 5. AJ Driggers 52.34, 6. Charlie Major 1:17.70. Girls 13-14: 1. Sonja Jost 34.98, 6. Katie Evans 49.68, 8. Sarah Diener 53.41. Boys 13-14: 3. Jaden Priest 33.47, 4. Avery Unruh 41.19, 7. Josiah Driggers 47.90. Girls 15-18: 1. Madison Sheppard 37.17, 5. Mary Leihy 46.07. Boys 15-18: 1. Jeff Pritchard 30.14, 2. Harry Faber 30.85, 4. Jonathan Hinerman 35.04. 25-meter backstroke Girls 8 & under: 2. Trudy Hein 27.38, 3. Savannah Shahan 30.21, 7. Lauryn Vogt 37.08. Boys 8 & under: 3. Landon Dye 34.35, 5. Romero Cruz 38.51, 6. Gavin Priest 39.42. Girls 9-10: 6. Emily Paulus 24.88, 7. Ainsley Duell 26.05, 9. Ellie Noble 33.08. Boys 9-10: 2. Duncan Duell 22.62, 4. Grayson Ratzlaff 23.42, 6. Connor Padgett 27.28. 50-meter backstroke Girls 11-12: 1. Millie Sechrist 41.37, 4. Sarah Paulus 1:03.20, 6. Taryah Miller 1:19.01. Boys 11-12: 5. Carson Linnens 56.79, 6. AJ Driggers 57.86, 7. Charlie Major 1:31.07. Girls 13-14: 2. Sonja Jost 38.98, 7. Sarah Diener 51.46.

Boys 13-14: 3. Tucker Moss 42.00, 5. Avery Unruh 48.18, 6. Josiah Driggers 48.82. Girls 15-18: 2. Abby Sechrist 38.60, 5. Callie Linnens 42.13, 6. Kianna Hinerman 45.22. Boys 15-18: 1. Jonathan Hinerman 34.66, 2. Harry Faber 35.25, 3. Jeff Pritchard 35.83. 25-meter freestyle Girls 8 & under: 2. Savannah Shahan 24.14, 3. Trudy Hein 24.93, 5. Lauryn Vogt 27.93, 6. Emma Noble 29.55, 11. Malorie Galvan 35.20, 16. Gabi Sibayan 44.18, 17. Sophia Dye 46.95. Boys 8 & under: 3. Gavin Priest 23.01, 5. Landon Dye 25.55, 10. Romero Cruz 36.76, 11. Adrian Unruh 37.11, 12. Seth Driggers 45.95. Girls 9-10: 3. Emily Paulus 18.32, 5. Malorie Hein 20.80, 8. Ellie Noble 23.07, 10. Jerusalem Driggers 23.88, 11. Ainsley Duell 24.24, 15. Tylee Miller 30.11, 19. Shaylinn Vogt 43.29. Boys 9-10: 1. Frank Wichert 16.14, 3. Tristen Rathbone 17.80, 5. Duncan Duell 19.06, 7. Tristen Dye 19.40, 8. Connor Padgett 19.59, 9. Grayson Ratzlaff 21.18, 11. Filow Cruz 25.54, 13. Joshua Diener 26.36, 14. Camden Padgett 28.64. 50-meter freestyle Girls 11-12: 1. Eva Noble 33.60, 6. Sarah Paulus 52.53, 9. Taryah Miller 1:02.52. Boys 11-12: 5. AJ Driggers 41.20, 6. Carson Linnens 44.47, 11. Aidan Unruh 55.38, 12. Charlie Major 1:04.40. Girls 13-14: 3. Jenna Hinerman 34.73, 6. Katie Evans 37.60, 9. Sarah Diener 43.27. Boys 13-14: 2. Braden Vogt 27.50, 4. Shepard Stang 30.44, 6. Jaden Priest 30.86, 8. Tucker Moss 36.47, 9. Avery Unruh 38.70, 10. Josiah Driggers 47.68. Girls 15-18: 2. Callie Linnens 32.27, 3. Madison Sheppard 32.45, 5. Abby Sechrist 33.03, 7. Mary Leihy 36.06, 8. Kianna Hinerman 36.71. Boys 15-18: 1. Harry Faber 25.39, 2. Jeff Pritchard 27.65, 3. Jonathan Hinerman 28.27. 25-meter breaststroke Girls 8 & under: 1. Emma Noble 26.60, 2. Trudy Hein 29.18, 4. Savannah Shahan 34.06. Boys 8 & under: 2. Gavin Priest 33.13, 4. Landon Dye 37.49, 6. Adrian Unruh 40.96. Girls 9-10: 2. Macy Priest 23.21, 3. Ellie Noble 25.09, 6. Ainsley Duell 28.71. Boys 9-10: 1. Connor Padgett 23.25, 2. Grayson Ratzlaff 23.60, 5. Camden Padgett 26.77. 50-meter breaststroke Girls 11-12: 2. Megan Bechtold 45.80, 4. Millie Sechrist 48.03, 7. Sarah Paulus 1:08.81. Boys 11-12: 2. Caleb Diener 46.90, 3. Carson Linnens 47.64. Girls 13-14: 2. Jenna Hinerman 45.24, 5.

Sarah Diener 54.55. Boys 13-14: 1. Shepard Stang 38.61, 3. Tucker Moss 46.74. Girls 15-18: 2. Abby Sechrist 41.11, 3. Callie Linnens 43.15, 5. Kianna Hinerman 47.86. Boys 15-18: 1. Harry Faber 36.05, 3. Jeff Pritchard 37.07, 4. Jonathan Hinerman 37.21. 100-meter free relay Girls 8 & under: 1. Savannah Shahan, Emma Noble, Lauryn Vogt, Trudy Hein 1:48.95, 5. Sophia Dye, Gabi Sibayan, Melonie Galvan 2:42.80. Boys 8 & under: 3. Landon Dye, Romero Cruz, Adrian Unruh, Gavin Priest 2:11.78. Girls 9-10: 3. Macy Priest, Ellie Noble, Emily Paulus 1:19.45, 4. Ainsley Duell, Jerusalem Driggers, Tylee Miller, Malorie Hein 1:41.04. Boys 9-10: 1. Tristen Rathbone, Grayson Ratzlaff, Duncan Duell, Frank Wichert 1:14.15, 4. Connor Padgett, Camden Padgett, Joshua Diener, Tristen Dye 1:39.90. 200-meter free relay Girls 11-12: 2. Millie Sechrist, Sarah Paulus, Megan Bechtold, Eva Noble 2:40.02. Boys 11-12: 3. AJ Driggers, Aidan Unruh, Carson Linnens, Caleb Diener 3:03.77. Girls 13-14: 3. Jenna Hinerman, Sarah Diener, Katie Evans, Sonja Jost 2:22.49. Boys 13-14: 3. Jaden Priest, Tucker Moss, Shepard Stang, Braden Vogt 2:15.09. Girls 15-18: 1. Abby Sechrist, Kianna Hinerman, Callie Linnens, Madison Sheppard 2:18.10. Boys 15-18: 1. Jeff Pritchard, Jonathan Hinerman, Harry Faber 1:58.29. 100-meter individual medley Girls 9-10: 2. Macy Priest 1:43.81, 6. Emily Paulus 1:52.61, 7. Malorie Hein 1:59.93. Boys 9-10: 2. Frank Wichert 1:46.44, 3. Duncan Duell 1:49.07, 5. Tristen Rathbone 2:18.27. Girls 11-12: 1. Millie Sechrist 1:27.31, 3. Eva Noble 1:28.99, 5. Megan Bechtold 1:45.74. Boys 11-12: 5. Caleb Diener 1:50.24, 6. Carson Linnens 1:58.88. Girls 13-14: 1. Sonja Jost 1:18.02, 5. Jenna Hinerman 1:34.39, 6. Katie Evans 1:35.88. Boys 13-14: 2. Jaden Priest 1:22.93, 4. Shepard Stang 1:27.25, 5. Tucker Moss 1:35.24. Girls 15-18: 2. Abby Sechrist 1:21.20, 4. Madison Sheppard 1:28.30. Boys 15-18: 1. Harry Faber 1:11.18, 2. Jeff Pritchard 1:11.97, 3. Jonathan Hinerman 1:14.76.

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The Peabody Super Swimmers won the Solomon swim meet Saturday with 584 points ahead of the host team (366) and Council Grove (280). “We were very pleased to win this meet, even though several of our swimmers were gone,” coach Tom Spencer said. “Our swimmers continue to improve their times, which is a great accomplishment considering the pool at Solomon is actually 21⁄2 meters longer than a typical pool.” Peabody will compete at Abilene Saturday. Solomon Meet Saturday, June 14 100-meter freestyle Boys 9-10: 1. Hunter Navrat 1:53.10, 3. Josh Bergman 2:02.81, 4. Lukas Spencer 2:50.50. Girls 11-12: 7. Hadlye Clark 2:01.82, 8. Kaete Johnson 2:31.90, 9. Rebekah Davis 3:11.27. Boys 11-12: 2. Alex Caldwell 1:38.73, 3. Julian Craig 2:10.82. Girls 13-14: 5. Kallie Hutchison 1:40.30, 6. Adriana Newman 1:49.26. Boys 13-14: 1. Reid Graber 1:42.56, 2. Max Caldwell 1:50.87. Girls 15-18: 3. Mallory Harris 1:23.61, 4. Lily Harris 1:28.89, 5. Anna Lubbers 1:31.49. Boys 15-18: 2. Nicholas Preheim, 1:04.80. 100-meter medley relay Boys 8 & under: 1. Christopher Spencer, Thomas Craig, Kael Hutchison, Jefferson Glover 2:23.85. Boys 9-10: 1. Johnathan Glover, Alex Young, Josh Bergman 1:49.85, 2. Corbin Marple, Lukas Spencer, Hunter Navrat 2:09.51. 200-meter medley relay Girls 11-12: 2. Sydney Hodges, Lexi Schreiber, Madyson Foth, Jane Timm 3:41.81, 3. Rebekah Davis, Sarah Spencer, Kaete Johnson, Hadlye Clark 4:49.96. Boys 11-12: 1. Julian Craig, Philip Young, Jakob Graber, Alex Caldwell 4:03.22. Girls 13-14: 2. Kallie Hutchison, Adriana Newman, Kayla Page, Raegan Schreiber 3:10.70. Boys 13-14: 1. Jordan Anderson, Max Caldwell, Reid Graber 3:17.20. Girls 15-18: 1. Mallory Harris, Anna Lubbers, Lily Harris 2:49.79. 25-meter butterfly Girls 8 & under: 1. Madelynn Hutchison 43.03, 2. Janessa Sutton 44.17. Boys 8 & under: 1. Jefferson Glover 25.83, 2. Kael Hutchison 31.88, 7. Thomas Craig 53.61. Girls 9-10: 1. Lexi Davis 25.66. Boys 9-10: 1. Johnathan Glover 21.70, 3. Josh Bergman 30.14. 50-meter butterfly Girls 11-12: 3. Sydney Hodges 58.61, 4. Lexi Schreiber 1:04.80, 5. Madyson Foth 1:06.31. Boys 11-12: 2. Philip Young 1:01.22, 3. Jakob Graber 1:11.96. Girls 13-14: 1. Raegan Schreiber 48.47, 3. Kayla Page 50.88. Boys 13-14: 1. Jordan Anderson 29.87. Girls 15-18: 2. Mallory Harris 44.05, 3. Lily Harris 44.49, 4. Anna Lubbers 50.36. Boys 15-18: 2. Nicholas Preheim 29.87. 25-meter backstroke Girls 8 & under: 3. Janessa Sutton 41.42, 4. Madelynn Hutchison 44.80. Boys 8 & under: 1. Jefferson Glover 24.97, 4. Christopher Spencer 42.76, 6. Kael Hutchison 47.17. Girls 9-10: 2. Lexi Davis 23.56, 6. Sarah Spencer 42.72. Boys 9-10: 1. Hunter Navrat 26.62, 2.

Johnathan Glover 27.09. 50-meter backstroke Girls 11-12: 2. Sydney Hodges 52.54, 4. Rebekah Davis 1:30.79. Boys 11-12: 1. Alex Caldwell 51.05, 2. Jakob Graber 1:02.72, 3. Julian Craig 1:09.85. Girls 13-14: 1. Kayla Page 46.15, 3. Kallie Hutchison 54.15. Boys 13-14: 1. Jordan Anderson 50.57, 2. Reid Graber 50.75. Girls 15-18: 3. Mallory Harris 46.69, 4. Anna Lubbers 49.24, 6. Lily Harris 52.23. Boys 15-18: 3. Nicholas Preheim 37.49. 25-meter freestyle Girls 8 & under: 2. Janessa Sutton 39.19, 5. Madelynn Hutchison 50.55. Boys 8 & under: 1. Jefferson Glover 21.35, 3. Kael Hutchison 31.65, 5. Christopher Spencer 38.28, 8. Thomas Craig 41.05. Girls 9-10: 4. Lexi Davis 20.96, 8. Sarah Spencer 32.86. Boys 9-10: 1. Johnathan Glover 17.75, 3. Hunter Navrat 20.64, 4. Josh Bergman 22.71, 5. Alex Young 25.59, 6. Corbin Marple 26.41, 7. Lukas Spencer 39.04. 50-meter freestyle Girls 11-12: 1. Hadlye Clark 30.98, 7. Sydney Hodges 45.91, 9. Lexi Schreiber 47.04, 11. Jane Timm 53.80, 13. Madyson Foth 1:02.43, 14. Kaete Johnson 1:04.95. Boys 11-12: 2. Alex Caldwell 42.52, 3. Philip Young 46.54, 4. Jakob Graber 56.50, 5. Julian Craig 1:03.60. Girls 13-14: 1. Raegan Schreiber 36.28, 4. Kallie Hutchison 41.37, 6. Kayla Page 43.13, 8. Adriana Newman 49.09. Boys 13-14: 1. Reid Graber 42.44, 2. Max Caldwell 44.73, 3. Jordan Anderson 46.91. Girls 15-18: 3. Mallory Harris 36.90, 4. Anna Lubbers 39.14, 5. Lily Harris 40.23. Boys 15-18: 2. Nicholas Preheim 27.23. 25-meter breaststroke Girls 8 & under: 1. Janessa Sutton 43.60, 3. Madelynn Hutchison 1:03.26. Boys 8 & under: 1. Jefferson Glover 27.85, 3. Christopher Spencer 40.15, 4. Thomas Craig 40.26. Girls 9-10: 1. Sarah Spencer 28.00, 2. Lexi Davis 28.10. Boys 9-10: 1. Alex Young 26.63, 3. Corbin Marple 31.28. 50-meter breaststroke Girls 11-12: 5. Lexi Schreiber 56.35, 6. Hadlye Clark 1:06.30. Boys 11-12: 1. Alex Caldwell 57.02, 2. Philip Young 57.43, 3. Lukas Spencer 1:31.73. Girls 13-14: 1. Raegan Schreiber 44.97, 2. Adriana Newman 55.16, 5. Kallie Hutchison 1:05.69. Boys 13-14: 1. Max Caldwell 50.85, 2. Reid Graber 58.84. Girls 15-18: 2. Mallory Harris 43.79, 4. Anna Lubbers 45.81, 6. Lily Harris 52.01. Boys 15-18: 2. Nicholas Preheim 38.20. 100-meter free relay Boys 8 & under: 1. Kael Hutchison, Thomas Craig, Christopher Spencer, Jefferson Glover 2:20.45. Boys 9-10: 1. Johnathan Glover, Hunter Navrat, Josh Bergman 1:35.89, 2. Corbin Marple, Lukas Spencer, Alex Young, 2:05.70. 200-meter free relay Girls 11-12: 3. Sydney Hodges, Hadlye Clark, Madyson Foth, Lexi Schreiber 3:23.25, 5. Kaete Johnson, Rebekah Davis, Lexi Davis, Jane Timm 4:23.49. Boys 11-12: 1. Philip Young, Julian Craig, Jakob Graber, Alex Caldwell 3:26.80. Girls 13-14: 2. Kayla Page, Adriana Newman, Kallie Hutchison, Raegan Schreiber 2:52.12. Boys 13-14: 1. Reid Graber, Max Caldwell, Jordan Anderson 3:06.69. Girls 15-18: 2. Mallory Harris, Lily Harris, Anna Lubbers 2:35.13. 100-meter individual medley Girls 9-10: 4. Sarah Spencer 2:56.78. Boys 9-10: 1. Johnathan Glover 2:19.00, 2. Corbin Marple 2:37.92, 3. Alex Young 2:48.20. Girls 11-12: 5. Sydney Hodges 2:01.88. Boys 11-12: 2. Philip Young 2:06.12, 3. Jakob Graber 2:24.36, 4. Julian Craig 2:30.99. Girls 13-14: 3. Kayla Page 2:24.36, 4. Adriana Newman 2:30.99. Boys 13-14: 1. Jordan Anderson 1:56.61, 2. Max Caldwell 2:04.32. Girls 15-18: 3. Mallory Harris 1:33.17, 4. Lily Harris 1:40.64, 5. Anna Lubbers 1:44.67. Boys 15-18: 2. Nicholas Preheim 1:13.72.

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410 board OKs 2014-15 budget very, very positive from these reviews,” Noble said. “Sometimes they bring in USD 410 Board of good ideas from across the Education approved the state.” budget for 2014-15 at the Noble told the board he June 9 regular meeting after a brief executive session for thought the investment would be well-worth it. negotiations. “The timing seems right The budget was repubto me to have someone come lished with additional revin and take a look at enue from the Virtual things,” he added. Education and Vocational The board voted 7-0 to Education funds. approve the CISL review. An increase in full-time Noble said he would like equivalency for the proto see the CISL group come jected enrollment for virtual education added $6,000 in the fall, possibly November, to collect needed while additional funding data. from Project Lead the Way Noble presented the contributed $25,000 to be board with a supplemental used to purchase needed equipment and supplies for program review of number of participants in afterthe program. school and extra-curricular A representative from activities for Hillsboro High the Center for Innovative School Leadership met with School and Hillsboro Middle School. the board to explain an Noble said no cuts in effectiveness and efficiency review that volunteer school activities are planned, but the time will come when the districts can request. issue will need to be offiCISL, created by a cially reviewed and disKansas Senate bill, identifies best practices, cost sav- cussed. Handbook questions ings and efficiency The board approved, 5-2, strategies in four areas— building handbooks for facilities management, 2014-15 with personnel and human resources, leadership and teaching and learn- policy changes. Noble explained the parting. A team makes an on-site time enrollment policy for HHS, which was added visit, conducts interviews since last meeting. All stuand offers recommendadents will be enrolled in at tions or suggestions based least eight classes, he said. on the survey findings. Students wishing to enroll The cost is $1,000 to the as a part-time student must school district, which submit a written educaincludes follow-up six- and tional plan that requires 12-month visits. The proapproval by the board of gram is state-subsidized. education. Noble said he learned “There needed to be a forabout the process through mal process,” Noble said the ESSDACK group. n See Board, Page 9 “All of the feedback is



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innings in Tabor’s 3-1 loss. “He definitely dominated us with the fastball,” Webb n from Page 6 said of Merryweather. “He overpowered us, but you can World Series only do so much. You win Webb and the Bluejays advanced to the NAIA World some, you lose some.” Tabor gained its second Series for the first time in World Series win after that program history this past season, having won the con- before falling to Oklahoma Wesleyan to conclude the ference regular season, the KCAC tournament champi- run with a 2-2 record. “It was pretty unreal,” onship and the NAIA Opening Round tournament Webb said of the World Series. “It was fun, defihosted in Hutchinson. nitely, because it was the At the World Series, first time that Tabor’s ever Webb got the start against been there. top-seeded Oklahoma “At the time, we were Baptist in Tabor’s second really on a hot streak, and outing. He dueled fellow yeah, we got placed pretty draft pick Julian low in the (seeding), but we Merryweather, who was just felt like we had it, like selected by the Cleveland we could do it. We made Indians in the fifth round. some mental mistakes just Webb gave up six hits and like everyone else does, but one earned run over eight



The “So Fetch and So Fit” race started with a throw of color. The four members of Centre’s Cadette troop are in the front in yellow: (from left) Rebecca Casey, Kate Basore, Victoria Reneau and Grace Peterson.

Centre Cadettes race for Silver Award Centre Cadette Girl Scout Troop 30181 organized a 5-kilometer and fun run in Lincolnville, May 31. The event drew about 50 participants, ranging in age from 7 to 55, plus several volunteers. The 5-K drew about 35 runners. The run, titled “So Fetch and So Fit,” included aid stations along the route that were staffed with volunteers who threw colorful powder on participants. Prizes were awarded in a variety of classes including first place, last place and “craziest hair.” Colin Williams was the first male to finish and Jennifer Espinoza the first female. But this event was more than just a fun run, according to Debra Casey, who is the Cadette co-leader along with Michelle Reneau. The ultimate finish line for Troop 30181 is earning a Silver Award, which is the highest award a Girl Scout

some cost more than others. I felt we had a very great chance to go all the way.” Career highlights A highlight of Webb’s Tabor career was pitching a complete-game shutout in Tabor’s 4-0 victory over the University of Jamestown (N.D.) in the NAIA Opening Round semifinals. He scattered four hits over nine innings of work, while walking two batters and striking out six. “I threw really well, and it was to basically put us in the championship without having to deal with a loss and going to the loser’s bracket, and it just made our chances that much better,” he said. “It just boosted everyone’s confidence.” Webb said the most challenging thing about pitching

Cadette can earn. A Silver Award project requires at least 50 hours of volunteer and planning time. Upon completion, the girls will submit a report to the council regarding their efforts. The girls identified the Lincolnville park as an area of focus for their project,” she said. “They have been involved in park improvements for several years through Scouts. “They wanted to encourage the use of the new fitness trail, and then the focus expanded to physical fitness in general,” Casey said. “They each submitted an application to Girl Scouts of the Kansas Heartland Council and obtained approval.” The troop’s Silver Award project includes park maintenance and improvements as well as organizing the race. “They will clean and paint in the bathrooms,”

is the adversity faced on the mound. “You’re always dealing with adversity and pressure, and you always have to overcome it in every situation,” he said. “You never know what situations you can get yourself into or can get yourself out of. You never know, and the harder you work, the better you’re going to be. “You’ve just got to always continue to work hard, and hopefully success comes one day.” Reflecting on Tabor’s history-making season in which the Bluejays were 5113 overall and ranked sixth in the NAIA Baseball Coaches’ Postseason Top 25 poll, Webb said: “At the beginning, I didn’t really know, honestly,

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Olivia Carlson, 7, was the youngest runner to complete the 5-K. She ran it with her mother, Bethany Carlson. Casey said. “They had a ‘Fun Day’ with younger Scouts introducing them to the new fitness trail. They will complete some landscaping, also.” Preparation for the race started long before the race itself. The girls first inter-

how good we really were until we started playing teams and really just dominating everyone. I feel like we were just overmatched for everyone. No one was really going to beat us. “Honestly, I thought we were going to go undefeated the whole season, but some of the games, we just kind of made some mental errors that cost us a couple runs and we lost.” Webb spoke well of the team’s solidarity “The whole entire season, our team was a team,” he said. “Everyone got along. Everyone could talk to each other. “If something went wrong or someone did something, everyone fixed it together. It was really a team effort.”

viewed Centre physical education teacher Kelly Steiner about the importance of physical fitness. They also invited Kara Rutchman of Herington to speak to them about organizing 5-K runs. “Once they decided on a colorful run, they estimated the volume of powder needed,” Casey said. “They even spent an afternoon making some powder of their own—easier to purchase.” After identifying the race theme, the girls estimated the number and cost of T-shirts. “It was apparent that sponsors were needed, so they started sending out letters soliciting funds,” Casey said. “As donations totaled $500, they wrote a note of thanks to each donor. We had 11 primary sponsors and six prize donations.” To publicize the race, the girls hung posters and passed out flyers in Marion n See Centre, Page 9

Webb said he learned many things from head coach Mark Standiford during his time at Tabor. “I think just perseverance (and) putting the best effort you possibly can into what you’re doing,” he said. “Making sure that you’re always staying healthy, that you’re always doing the right things, that you’re pushing yourself to the next level, and that’s what I did. “I pushed myself to where I got to the next level and now I’m here, and now I’ve got to push myself to another level to be the best I possibly can. “He taught me a lot. What he did as a coach, and how he went along with his business, just made me a better player.”



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ing).” Holter said the city is open to suggestions, and n from Page 1 Terry Jones, economic deplans for the building’s fuvelopment director is “basiture were in the works. cally trying to make What is important, Adlemonade.” kins said, is making sure The Bown-Corby buildthe Bown-Corby property ing, he added, has no outdoesn’t suffer the same fate standing debt, other than of school buildings in other operational expenses. towns around the county. Councilor Jerry Dieter “Seeing awesome buildasked if the building could ings (in neighboring combe used for offices. munities) that are just trash One idea in working with holes now, totally rotted economic development, away and fallen apart,” he Holter said, is to create an said is why he wanted to incubator zone for business. know if there is a plan. Jones said: “It is a “I did not assume that’s tremendous facility and we the approach we would take, could promote it through but I wondered if we had Marion Economic Developany plans (for the buildment Inc. for local entrepre-

employees hired on or before Oct. 1, 2013, with the health insurance contribun from Page 7 tion equivalent to a $1,000 deductible single coverage about making the change. premium for eligible Prior to the vote, board employees. members discussed the n approved, 7-0, a $400 revised dress code that salary increase and health requires students to wear insurance contribution “running tights, leggings equivalent to a $1,000 and yoga pants under deductible family coverage appropriate shorts, skirts premium for administraand pants.” tors, except the superintendBoard member Kim ent, who will remain at the Klein said she wished stusame salary and benefit levdents would have been els as the previous year. included in the decisionn approved, 7-0, a $300 making process. At times, she said, application of the increase for Parents as code seems arbitrary to stu- Teachers director contract, 7-0. dents. n approved, 7-0, enrollStudents can challenge ment fees for 2014-15. the code, board member Fees remain the same as Debi Geis noted, provided last year, except for prethey go through proper school tuition. Full-price channels. meal qualifiers pay $150, Noble said he can supreduced-price meal qualiport change that has followed process, “as it doesn’t fiers pay $75 and free-meal qualifiers have no cost. hurt kids.” The board discussed a Other business transcript fee. Noble said In other business the with the move to electronic board: n approved, 7-0, the 2014- transcripts, the district will 15 master contract for certi- pay $500 annually to a thirdpart vender. The board will fied employees with the decide next month whether base salary schedule students will be assessed a increased by $400. Benefit levels will remain the same. transcript fee to help cover the cost. n approved, 7-0, a 1 pern approved, 7-0, the USD cent increase for current

410 Durham-HillsboroLehigh, Marion County, Multi-Hazard Mitigation Resolution, 7-0. Government entities need to sign on in order to receive Federal Emergency Management Agency funds if a disaster would strike. n approved, 7-0, the waiver of confidentiality that is shared with every parent of students who enroll in the district. The waiver is required for those who are eligible for free and reduced fees. n approved, 7-0, purchase of VEX Robotics equipment for $30,738.93 for Project Lead the Way classrooms. “It’s been budgeted and planned for,” Noble said. n approved, 7-0, the resignations of Bob Woelk as spring drama coordinator/assistant coordinator, and Brenda Kimber and Eileen Butler as Hillsboro Elementary School part-time library aides. n approved, 7-0, contract for Rita Loewen as part-time teacher and kindergarten through second grade vocal supplemental. n approved, 7-0, supplemental contract for Susan Saunders as Hillsboro Middle School assistant





girls’ volleyball coach. n approved, 7-0, work agreements for Jeannie Harsin, HES library/media coordinator; Janet Whisenhunt, Wiebe Media Center library/media coordinator; Lisa Mayfield, HHS secretary wage adjustment; Tricia Williamson, increase work schedule by two hours per day, beginning Aug. 21; and Tammy Ollenburger, Walking School Bus coordinator. n appointed board member Joe Sechrist as the district’s representative to Marion County Special Education Cooperative Board. Board member Deb Geis was named as the alternate. n received copies of the student transportation handbook and the classified employee handbook. n heard update on Safe Routes to School. Noble said he talked with the engineer and completion likely will not happen this summer because the project is behind schedule. n decided to meet at 7 p.m., Tuesday, July 8, for next month’s regular meeting. If financial reports are not ready then, the board will hold a special meeting at 7 p.m. Thursday, July 10.

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Three sets of people are living in camping trailers as permanent residents on land they occupy in Marion County in violation of county zoning regulations. During the Marion County Commission meeting Monday, Zoning Director Tonya Richard asked commissioners what should be done about them. In regard to the healthrelated conditions in which these persons live, Richards said she didn’t know what arrangements they have for water supply and sewage. She said sometimes residents are allowed by the county zoning committee to live on their land in campers during the prearranged time in which they are building a permanent home. During discussion, the commissioners noted economic times are challenging enough that more people are attempting “to live off the grid” in campers and other situations to get by without paying the expenses and taxes of a home. Commission Chairman Roger Fleming said the problem is that if one person is allowed to do this, two more will rise up to try to do the same thing. The commissioners said there would be no problem if the people were genuinely moving around the country to approved camping areas, or only in a temporary situation. They asked Richards to

take the issue back to the planning commission for an opinion on strategy. The commissioners approved a final disposition of county regulations for Windborne Energy Inc. from County Attorney Susan Robson, thus freeing the new company to contract with a wind farm electrical generating company. Rex Frazier of Florence representing Windborne, said it is important that both the commissioners and any contracting company recognize that the agreement requires the generating company to pay an electrical production-sold fee in lieu of property tax. The commissioners decided not to pursue a state grant presented by Sheriff Rob Craft that would provide 75 percent state and 25 percent county funding for hiring a new deputy for three years with the requirement for full county funding in a fourth year. Commissioner Randy Dallke said the county would also be required to purchase another squad car for the deputy, plus provide gasoline and upkeep for it. Commissioner Dan Holub said cutbacks in funding and programs by the state have become erratic enough that it’s difficult to tell what the program might be like in three years. Craft verified that activity required by his office has increased to the point that another deputy is


Florence Fire Department finally acquires thermal imaging camera Florence Fire Chief Mark Slater demonstrates the importance of the new thermal imagining camera the department has acquired. The purchase has been a long time in the making, according to Slater. “The camera cost $9,300 and was paid for through donations from pancake feeds, memorial gifts, grants and personal contributions,” he said. Prior to having its own camera, Slater said the department would need to get help from area departments. “Peabody, Marion, Hillsboro, Lincolnville—just about every department in the county had one,” he said. The advantage of having a camera of their own is that volunteer firefighters can locate hot spots inside a house without taking down every wall to find the source. It can also save lives by detecting images using infrared (thermal) light. As a way of thanking the Florence community for its generosity, Slater and other volunteer firefighters offered demonstrations June 7 at the station showing what the camera could do. “The whole fire department owes a big thank-you to Doyle and Fairplay townships for also contributing to make this happen.”

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amount of urgency to attend the meeting and state The Marion City Council his case about specific codes based on information he at its meeting June 9 heard read in another newspaper. from residents about pro“The article made it posed changes in city codes, explained why Marion Sen- sound like (the council) was ior Center’s reimbursement ready to vote on a rough final draft, and that is why I request was denied among was there,” he said. “It other issues. During the public forum, specifically said the city worked on combining ordiwhich is set aside to allow citizens a chance to address nances and could vote on a n See People, Page 11 any city-related subject, final draft as soon as Monday’s meeting.” Doug Lind spoke about In conversations with changes in licensing and council members, Lind said poultry provisions. Lind said he felt a certain he discovered they are still BY


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does the abuser feel he or she has the right to abuse another person, a person they claim to love? Why do we continue to blame the victim when we should be looking at abuser accountability? Victims live in fear if they stay, and the same—or perhaps intensified—fear if they leave. The terror is real and pervasive. There are no simple solutions to the problem. Sometimes only more problems result from the solutions they choose. The cycle of violence theory has been revised and the dynamics are now explained in terms of power and control. Much damage and manipulation can occur before a single blow is cast:

emotional, psychological and spiritual assaults are often deep, and these wounds take much longer to heal than the broken bones or the fading of the outside bruises. Someone taking control over another’s life can include: n Physical isolation— from family, friends, church, social contacts; n Financial isolation— having no awareness of family finances, no access to the money. n Using intimidation— destroying personal items, making threatening gestures, hurting pets. n Using children— threatening to take the children away or prove she is unfit or crazy. n Emotional abuse— degrading name-calling, humiliation, telling her she

in the planning, discussion and design phases and not ready to finalize anything. Lind said, the poultry issue, while important, did not have as significant an impact to him as changes in licensing. According to City Administrator Roger Holter, there are no licensing requirements in the city. “Anybody, unless doing door-to-door sales, is not required to get a license,” he said. Marion County has licensing for daycare

providers, but as a city, peddlers and anything dealing with state cereal malt beverages or alcohol are the only licenses who are required to have licenses. “We have no way of tracking who is doing business in our city,” he said. “The city code proposal will set up licensing for all businesses, be it door-to-door, home-based, as well as commercial locations.” Initially, Holter said no fees would be assessed. “(The city) just wants to

is crazy. These are the reasons she stays—she is so beat down and feels she has no options. How large a problem it? In Kansas, according to KBI data for 2012, a domestic violence incident with police involvement occurred every 21 minutes, 36 seconds. A sexual assault occurred every 8 minutes, 12 seconds. McPherson County reported 144 domestic violence incidents in 2012. Marion County reported 37 incidents that same year. The National Network to End Domestic Violence conducts domestic violence counts every year, at which time they ask service providers to report the services they provided or the services they could not provide during a 24-hour period

on a certain day. The count occurred Sept. 12, 2012, and the results for Kansas were as follows: - 862 victims were served; - 393 domestic violence victims found refuge in emergency shelters or transitional housing. - 469 adults and children received non-residential assistance and services. - 285 hotline calls were answered. - 147 victims did not receive services because programs did not have the resources. Of the unmet requests, the most requested services were emergency shelter, attorney or legal representation, legal advocacy or accompaniment and counseling. Not enough staff and not enough funding were the top two reasons services were not received. We need to do better and “Gimme Shelter” to anyone who needs it so they can feel safe and begin the healing process. We are entering the grant request period for a majority of the grants SA/DVC receives funding. It can be a daunting and frustrating process but it is essential to our mission: “To provide confidential, non-judgmental support to victims of sexual and domestic violence, their families and friends.” We can help survivors see the light at the end of tunnel, move toward it, and come out the other side a healthier person.

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WEDNESDAY, JUNE 18, 2014 n HILLSBORO FREE PRESS the Marion County Judicial Department. Holub said he is disn from Page 10 turbed by state attempts to needed. But he and the com- cut funding to Prairie View missioners agreed this in its attempts to help peocould be considered later ple in times of duress. during the county’s budget“The people who are the ing process. most helpless, they are Health Department hammering them,” he said. Administrator Diedre Representatives from Serene reviewed multiple Prairie View said 90 pergrants received annually cent of residents in through the state. Marion County are defined Road and Bridge Director as living in poverty by fedRandy Crawford presented a eral guidelines. contract for $21,312 from the They said 44.2 percent firm of Cooke, Flatt & of Marion County school Strobel. children qualify for Commissioners received reduced-price school budget presentations from lunches. Prairie View—family menDistrict Judge Michael tal health providers—and Powers reviewed both



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what started it.” Eugene said he became more involved in the business in the mid-’90s after he and Lydia started traveling to different trade and craft shows. “I had a second part-time business doing woodworking things—crafts and stuff,” he said. “I was helping Mom a little bit, plus doing my little wood deal, plus working full-time. I just realized that something had to go.” He gave up his woodworking so he could focus more on Grannie’s Mustard. The mustard now comes in eight varieties: original Sweet & Tangy, Hickory, Honey Mustard, Horseradish, Jalapeno, Ole Smokee, Habanero and the newest, Chipotle. Eugene came up with the most recent addition. “That was a spur of the moment deal last September,” he said. “I’d been looking for a new flavor but couldn’t figure out what to do. And I was buying some ingredients one day about a week or two before the fair. I saw (Chipotle seasoning) on the shelf and I decided to try something different.... I did it, and it went well.” Bulk spices for the different seasoning/flavors are shipped from a supplier in Overland Park.

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band, and Amanda L. Castro, wife, TRD, part SE4 29-19-2. June 10, Dillard Andrew Dunman to Michon Denise Dunman known now as Michon D. Christensen, QCD, Lot 1, Block 6, Billings and Bowers Addition, Marion. June 11, Delmer L. Unruh, husband, and Verna M. Unruh, wife, to Delmer L. Unruh, co-trustee, and Verna M. Unruh, co-trustee, WD, SW4 31-22-3. June 12, Margaret Elaine Tice, co-administrator, and Martin Tice, co-administrator, to Vaughn L. Juhnke, co-trustee, and E’elda F. Juhnke, co-trustee, ADM, S25’ of Lot 3 and N40’ of Lot 4, Block 2, Penner’s Addition, Hillsboro. June 12, Joann K. Wall to Jeffrey J. Jorgenson, husband, and Joanne M. Jorgenson, wife, WD, Lots 1 and 2, Block 2, Riesen’s Addition, Hillsboro. June 12, Eileen Schmidt, wife, and Bruce Schmidt, husband, and Leslie Goerzen, husband, and Cynthia Goerzen, wife, and Beth Regehr, wife, and Wesley Regehr, husband, to Emma Creek Farms Inc., WD, part of SE4 34-21-1. June 12, Ronald Goerzen, husband, and Susan Goerzen, wife, to Emma Creek Farms Inc., part of SE4 34-21-1. June 12, Alfred L. Beneke, husband, and Donna J. Beneke, wife, to Melony Beneke, Michael Beneke, Kathryn Beneke Bloom, Lois Chambers, Beth Beneke Dillon, Allen Beneke Daine Peterson, Curtis Peterson and Troy Peterson, TODWD, Tract 1, all that part of W4 NW4 35-17-4 lying east of rail road right of way; Tract 2: part of NE4 35-17-4; Tract 3: E2 NW4 3517-4. MARION COUNTY SHERIFF

Eugene said he tries to buy local if the products can be price-competitive. Varieties of mustard are sold in nearly 50 stores, most located in Kansas. “It all varies from time to time,” Eugene said, adding that Dale’s Supermarket leads in total sales among all the stores where the homemade mustard is sold. A website also provides a venue for sales, he said, adding sales on the Internet do fairly well. Grannie’s Mustard can be purchased in three sizes: 10-ounce, 40-ounce and 155ounce containers. Products are shipped from the Hillsboro building by parcel post at the local post office with customers paying shipping costs. “We actually had a shipment we’re shipping out Monday that goes to Japan to a missionary over there who loves our mustard,” Eugene said. “We’re sending a little bit of everything.” Eugene claims the title as chief cook and bottle washer. “That’s what I have on my business card,” he said. His wife, Rita, works with the business, too. “Legally she’s not on there, but we claim her,” he said. Rita, who does some product marketing, makes a lot of the deliveries within a 60- to 70-mile radius of Hillsboro, he said. About one evening a week, Eugene, Rita and two

Jail roster, June 6-13 Todd Beneke, 29, Herington, failure to appear. Justin Chrisjohn, 37, Marion, court commit. Dakota Dillashaw, 20, Arkansas City, court commit. Richard Litton, 30, Wichita, failure to appear. Travis Brinson, 46, Geneseo, failure to appear. Kristopher Wade, 28, Wichita, burglary, theft, criminal trespass, possession of stolen property, possession of drug paraphernalia. David Bean, 43, Marion, probation violation. Curtis Curry, 25, Canton, probation violation. Wayne Kenel, 57, Lehigh, violation of protection from abuse order. Michael Darrow, 29, Hays, court commit and probation violation. Daniel Bowes, 37, Hillsboro, hold for court. New arrests Thomas Davis, 30, Wichita, court commit. Solomon Brunner, 19, Ramona, probation violation. Eric Williams, 26, Florence, criminal deprivation of property and driving while suspended. Brantley Pierce, 36, Marion, domestic battery, disorderly conduct. Evan Click, 23, Peabody, possession of marijuana, possession of paraphernalia. Clinton Kidd, 31, Ramona, felony theft. Coy Sherrill, 18, Woodbine, no driver’s license, possession of paraphernalia. Henry Wiebe, 31, Peabody, possession of marijuana, possession of paraphernalia. John Scott, 37, Emporia, driving while suspended, no proof of insurance, expired tag. Accidents

budget stability and increases as costs fall back on the counties from the state for both county and district courts. Marion County Emergency Management Services recorded 86 ambulance runs during May: 17 from Peabody, five from Florence, 33 from Marion, 26 from Hillsboro and six from Tampa. The runs included 19 transfers, four cardiac, 32 medical emergency, three standby, five motor vehicle accidents, six falls, 14 no transfer, two “disregard” and one other. One first-response run was made from Burns and two from Goessel.

part-time employees mix, fill, label and package bottles with Grannie’s Homemade Mustard at the Hillsboro location. “Now it’s getting closer to the (Kansas) State Fair, so it might end up being twice a week, sometime in the near future,” he said. Preparing the mustard involves no cooking. “It’s pretty simple,” he said. Ingredients are combined in a large, commercial-sized mixer and then dumped into a filling machine that squirts the mustard into plastic containers. “The filling machine comes from Barkman Honey Co.,” Eugene said. “They used to use it years ago when they were filling their honey. I can’t even tell you how old it is.” The filler machine measures precise amounts. “We have it set for 10 ounces on each squirt, so one will fill up a bear (container), four will fill up the 40-ounce,” he said. Filled containers then go to a nearby table where lids are screwed on and labels attached. Once sealed, the mustard doesn’t need to be refrigerated until it’s opened, Eugene said, adding that shelf life is one year. “We’re going to get it all tested again by K-State and get it all redone,” he said. “That’s what they said many years ago at that

At 2:29 p.m. June 5, Travis L. Wilson, 35, Peabody, was driving a 2008 Dodge Durango around a curve in Durham Cove, while Franklin L. Morey, 48, Hillsboro, was driving a 2010 Toyota Tundra around the same curve from the opposite direction. The drivers did not see each other approach. Deputy Wilma Mueller investigated. At 5:17 a.m. June 7, Shelly Annette Cain, 44, Burns, was driving a 1998 Chevrolet Lumina east on 20th at U.S. Highway 77 when she failed to yield at the stop sign and pulled in front of a 2001 Chrysler Town and Country driven by Trinity Joseph Snyder, 32, Marion. Marion County Emergency Medical Services transported Cain to Susan B. Allen Hospital in El Dorado and Snyder to St. Luke Hospital in Marion. Deputy M.E. Ottensmeier investigated. At 10 p.m. June 7, Ricky L. Erickson, 59, Chapman, was driving a 2008 Toyota Avalon north on U.S. Highway 56/77 with passengers Collette S. Erickson, 57, Chapman, and Melinda L. Gravenstein, Nevada City, Calif. The vehicle struck and killed a deer that came out of the east ditch. Deputy Duane McCarty investigated. At 9:20 p.m. June 8, John Christian Brian, 29, Fort Riley, was driving a 2014 Nissan Frontier pickup northbound on U.S. Highway 56/77 with passengers Janice Grace John, 31, Alysa Brian John, 1, and John Louie Malinao, 13, all of Fort Riley. The vehicle struck a deer that came out of the west ditch and bounced it into the south lane. The deer was then struck by a southbound 2000 Dodge Caravan driven by Jennifer K. Maneth, 56, Ellinwood, with passenger Brian E. Franklin, 40, Ellinwood. Deputy Duane McCarty investigated.

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Leadership Marion County completes 2014 class with June 5 graduation event The board of Leadership Marion County hosted a graduation banquet June 5 at Morning Star Ranch near Florence to celebrate the completion of the 2014 Leadership Class. Three of the four graduates were in attendance, along with their family, friends and employers. Graduates present were Dainne Cyr, Roger Schroeder and Karen Williams. Ashley Herpich is the fourth member of the class. The featured guest, Ron

Wilson, from Manhattan, performed cowboy poetry on the subject of leadership. Hosting the banquet were Dana Gayle, Kerry Maag and Teresa Huffman, economic development director for Marion County. On May 15, class members, Gayle and Tonya Richardson met at the Florence City building for Marion County History Day. Peggy Goertzen, director of the Center for Mennonite Brethren Studies at Tabor College, explained the Mennonite history of Marion

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point.” Nutrition facts are listed on the website for three varieties. “Mom did that years ago,” he said. “She did it for whatever flavors are on it. So we haven’t done it since.” Eugene said listing nutritional facts on labels is not mandated by the Food and Drug Administration. “There are certain guidelines, dollar amount and product—different things that you have to follow ever before the FDA requires you to do that.” Plans are to get the products tested. “We’re in the process,” he said. “I talked with a guy here a few weeks ago at Kansas Sampler festival and he’s going to give us a good deal and we’ll do them all—we need all eight flavors done at once.” Officially, the business moved to Hillsboro at the

end of March after receiving the official state inspection, Eugene said. Lydia’s age and health contributed to deciding to move the business to Hillsboro. “Last September I kind of saw the writing on the wall, so I talked with Clint Seibel,” Eugene said, “and he said he had a building. So we started looking at it, and I thought about it for a while. I started looking at it and did some measuring.” Before moving the business in required some renovation. “I got some family members and friends to kind of help me put up this wall, built the ceiling in here, dry-walled everything out,” he said. Old wiring was removed and new installed. “It’s a nice facility,” Eugene said. “We have a little bit of room to grow. I can load things up where it’s

dry—don’t get wet when it’s raining. A lot of little advantages like that of being in town.” His decision to move the business to Hillsboro was intentional. “Some people ask why we moved it to Hillsboro since I live in Newton,” he said. “Well, I wanted to keep local because it’s always been known as a Hillsboro product.” Mailings are directed to Newton right now, Eugene said, but he’s in the process of changing labels to officially identify Hillsboro as the address. “So it will still be a Hillsboro mustard,” he said, “because we’ve been told that the (Hillsboro) sausage and Grannie’s Mustard are married.” Grannie’s Homemade Mustard can be purchased locally or from its website at

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weather ahead.” For now, though, Roberts said the new crops are lookhe outlook for Marion ing good, so are the native County crops this pastures, and the farm year after two weeks ponds are filling up in many of abundant rains is looking areas. much better, although He acknowledged that nobody can pronounce the Marion County may be in drought broken and everyone of the better Kansas thing healed. spots to be this summer. For instance, Marion The National AgriculCounty Extension Agent tural Statistics Service of Rickey Roberts can say the the U.S. Department of wheat crop to be harvested Agriculture reports the rain soon shows a lot more promDON RATZLAFF / FREE PRESS just came too late for some ise for paying for the outlay Recent rains have worked wonders for fall crop potential, areas south of here where farmers put into it, but it’s including this field east of Hillsboro. Extension Agent the wheat is much more far from being healed for Rickey Roberts said he agrees with statements that you matured. abundant production. can almost see the corn growing taller day by day. NASS predicts the It’s the fall crops—the Kansas state harvest will be corn, soybeans and what lit- here—that are showing the He guessed many farmdown 24 percent from last tle milo is still planted signs of possibly unexers are breathing a sigh of year at 243.6 million pected abundance, dependrelief, like he is, because bushels. ing on what the rest of the “just a month ago I was A month ago, NASS actusummer is like. afraid the wheat was comally predicted a bigger Regarding wheat, pletely gone.” WHEAT 7.00 Roberts said, “The rains did Now the wheat is at least statewide crop of 260.4 million bushels before high, hot it some good, but that could- somewhat spared “and the 6.97 n’t fix all the damage that’s corn is really looking good,” temperatures preceding the 6.89 rain reduced yield expectareally been done. he said. “The corn and the 6.83 tions. “The rain helped fill out soybeans are both looking Wheat marketing groups DATE 6.67 6.69 the grain heads we already really good—really, really 6.6 6-9 6-10 6-11 6-12 6-13 said that in parts of the had, but the wheat tillers good.” state where wheat was furMILO (that usually grow out from 4.20 Roberts agreed with ther along, the rain may the main plant to increase statements that you can 4.12 4.16 have hurt the crop by production) were lost, died almost see the corn growknocking down test weights. in the drought. It couldn’t ing, and looking taller day 4.11 4.09 They also said quality could replace those tillers.” by day. 4.06 suffer because of weed But now, Roberts said, The alfalfa hay that once 4.00 DATE growth stimulated by rain, 6-9 6-10 6-11 6-12 6-13 the county is going to prolooked like it was ready for causing difficulty at harvest SOYBEANS duce many wheat fields that dry mid-summer burn is 4.20 time. yield 30 bushels to the acre now growing, too, Roberts NASS forecast that 14.14 that, prior to the rains, said, and farmers will take 14.08 Kansas will produce an looked like 15 bushels would the next cutting soon. 14.01 average yield of 29 bushels be the best they could yield. Yes, everything is lookper acre this year, down 9 13.88 He predicted that haring good. 13.78 3.70 DATE vest, set to begin within the “But—and this is a pretty bushels from last year, the 6-9 6-10 6-11 6-12 6-13 lowest yield since 1996. Even big but—the crop is still a CORN month, will become prob4.30 lematic for farmers trying long way from getting in the though the national average was posted at 42.4 bushels 4.29 to cut wheat that is reduced bin,” he said. “I like our 4.28 an acre, Kansas was in height by the drought and chances (for a good crop) a 4.26 in greatly thinned stands. whole lot better today than I expected to retain title as No. 1 wheat producer in the 4.23 4.23 Roberts said farmers will did just a couple of weeks country. 4.20 DATE have problems using comago. The rain has to keep 6-9 6-10 6-11 6-12 6-13 At least for right now, bines that are designed for coming when we need it. COURTESY OF COOPERATIVE GRAIN & SUPPLY Marion County appears to taller, heavier crops. There could be dry, hot be one of the “sweet spots” for production in Kansas this year. But, Roberts warned, that’s only if the rains keep coming and there aren’t too many 100-degree days. BY JERRY


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iming, circumstances and support came together to secure the ownership transition of one of Hillsboro’s well-established businesses last week. As of June 10, Jessica and Scott Winter are the new owners of Hillsboro Animal Clinic, the veterinary operation launched by Norman “Doc” and Connie Galle 40 years earlier. Jessica, who has been working at the clinic since last November, will succeed Norman as the lead veterinarian and personnel manager. Scott will oversee the business side of the operation. “Scott and I were in Lyons, and we both realized that the two of us together are the perfect match to run a business like this,” Winter said. “He has a lot of business background, and I love managing the people and client communication.” Trial period The possibility of acquiring the clinic was one of the reasons Jessica came aboard in November. She had been working at the Lyons Vet Clinic in Rice County after completing her training at Kansas State University in 2010. “We had actually been searching throughout the state of Kansas for an opportunity,” Winter said. The couple became aware of Hillsboro Animal Clinic partly because Scott is a Hillsboro native, and partly because Galle had been a veterinarian at

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Veterinarian Jessica Winter and husband Scott have acquired the Hillsboro Animal Clinic from Norman and Connie Galle, who have concluded 40 years of service among area farmers and pet owners. Jessica’s family dairy farm near Latham. “The Galles actually contacted us,” Jessica said. “We walked through the door and he said, ‘Are you here to buy my clinic?’ And I said, ‘Well, maybe.’” Both parties used the past six months to test the idea of making it a longterm commitment. “With (Scott’s) family being here, of course, that was a great opportunity for us,” Jessica said. “But really, it just fit exactly what my interests are and his interests are. “The timing was right,” she added. “We wanted somebody who would be willing to be here with me for a little bit, but not drag it way, way out either.” Two-way confirmation Galle said the trial period confirmed his initial positive impression. “It’s not often that you get the chance to sell a practice in a small town,” Galle said. “The new veterinarians don’t want to come to a rural, small community. We’ve had several of them look at it. “Some of them we didn’t think would be a good fit. This one we thought would be a good fit.” Galle said he was impressed with Winter’s career outlook. “She’s always wanted to be a veterinarian,” he said. “So many of them just love animals. But she’s more interested in the care and treatment of them. “She really wants to be a veterinarian, which was an integral part of saying, ‘Yes, she’ll fit the bill here.’ We felt good about it.” Special assistance In terms of navigating the ownership transition, Winter expressed appreciation to Clint Seibel, Hillsboro’s economic development director, and the n See Clinic, Page 13



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state’s E-Community program he oversees locally. “Obviously, financially they helped us with their revolving loan,” Winter said. “But I would say that something they offered us as well is they just really connected us with the right people. “They were very willing to talk to us, whereas there were times when we walked into some places and they were like, ‘Oh, you guys don’t know what you’re getting into.’ But E-Community people were very helpful.” Seibel said helping the family of a returning Hillsboro native was particularly fulfilling for him. “We were very excited to see Jessica and Scott move to Hillsboro to take over the veterinary business that has been around for many years,” he said. “We definitely want to help our local entrepreneurs, but it’s a bonus for us when we see new families move to town taking advantage of our E-Community program as well. “Since we started the ECommunity program, we have made eight loans to various business entrepreneurs, many of which would not have been able to get started without our assistance,” Seibel said. Looking ahead Winter said she’s not planning major changes at the clinic, but does hope to expand in the area of smallanimal medicine. “I definitely still want to serve the agricultural industry and the beef farmers to the best of my capabilities,” she said. “I know you probably wouldn’t be able to find a better large-animal veterinarian than Doc, but I enjoy doing both. It really is kind of appealing to me to serve the small-animal side, too, because I think (potential clients) are going elsewhere at this point. “I enjoy managing people, and having other veterinarians here is something I eventually would like to do,” she added. “With that, I really want to focus on growing the small-animal side of things.” Living arrangements The Winter family has moved into the house situated on the clinic campus a mile west of Hillsboro. The Galles, meanwhile, have established a home in Manhattan. “I think it’s important for everybody to know that (the Galles) have worked really hard for this, and for them to pass it on to Scott and me is just really an honor for us,” Winter said. “It’s very humbling for them to have that much faith in us to continue forward and make it happen.” Galle said he and Connie new the timing was right. “We’ve been here 40 years,” he said. “That’s probably long enough. People here are ready for a change, and you can only go so long.”

Four keys to having a future in agriculture BY JOHN


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f today’s crop of young farmers and ranchers plan to play a part in the future of agriculture, they must position themselves where this industry will be—not where it is. There are four key considerations young farm and ranch couples must take to heart if they are to reach their full potential. These include: be willing to change; be part of something bigger than yourself; accept the future; and give up your own independence. Addressing change is something young farmers and ranchers are familiar with. They have no trouble recognizing change—it’s doing something about it

about growing crops or raising livestock. Producers that is so difficult. Everyone must see themselves as part of the food industry, which tends to give change a chance, but when difficulty is the most critical industry in the world. pops up all of us tend to As far as accepting the revert to our old ways of future, some people will condoing things. Change tinue to dig in their heels requires new thinking. and think, “That may be Second, we as humans, what the future is like, but I especially young farmers want no part of it.” and ranchers, must strive What alternative is toward something greater there? We can’t recreate the than self-actualization to world in the image we want. fulfill our own unique potential. This means chal- Instead, we must identify the world as it’s going to be. lenging ourselves with In agriculture we must something bigger than we are. To accomplish anything focus on the consumers of of greatness, we must work our products and not make this an issue about what with others. we’re doing on the family Agriculture is not just about the local community, farm. It’s not about us, it’s about the customers we the family or the farm and ranch operation. It’s not just serve.


The fourth block on which to build a future in agriculture is giving up independence. Americans revere their independence. However, unless farmers and ranchers move to interdependence they will not survive. We can’t be focused on a single issue. We must look at the bigger picture and understand that we’re all in this together. A farmer and rancher cannot remain independent and farm in the future. Producers must

be willing to dedicate themselves to a common purpose and impact the world with the help of others. While these four building blocks may sound simple, implementing them is extremely difficult. Many will fail and start over. Some will not make it. For others it will remain a life-long commitment. The important thing is to begin. John Schlageck is a leading commentator on agriculture and rural Kansas.

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“Our intent and what the city envisions is helping legitimate businesses in the city move forward.” — CITY ADMINISTRATOR ROGER HOLTER

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be able to get a good feel for who is in our city and who is doing commerce,” he said. “Since we don’t have a Better Business Bureau in our county, a lot of people call the city office.” Licensing, he said, will allow the city to share with citizens on their inquiries that either yes someone is licensed or that no license is available. “The consumer can then make their choice off of that,” he said. “Our intent and what the city envisions is helping legitimate businesses in the city move forward.” One of Lind’s concerns regarded licensing and how it would affect the little lemonade stands, vendors at the farmers market, Chingawassa or Art in the Park. Holter said the points being brought up about the lemonade stand and other

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vendors was what Lind read in another weekly publication. “The farmers market (and similar types of sales) are not included in the realm of licensing,” he said. As for the finality of the codes, Holter said there is still a lot of work to do. “Throughout this city code process,” he said, “citizens can go to the website.” However, if a citizen prefers staff members do this, Holter said that is fine, too. “We will copy off whatever section someone wants and print it or email it back to them,” he said.

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Other business In other business, the council: n denied the Marion Senior Center’s request for reimbursement following a power outage. However, Holter did say that whenever a power outage occurs, someone in the city is on call 24 hours a day at 620382-6670. “Unfortunately, we would like to help (the center), but it wouldn’t be the right thing to do,” said Mayor Todd Heitschmidt. n approved payment request for Hett Construction on the Fourth and Williams street project for $$47,674. n approved the payment request for EBH Engineering for $11,117 on the 2013 street project. n reviewed and discussed the park restroom proposal. n tabled the issue of selling street material to Antique Brick Warehouse of Omaha, Neb., until the June 23 meeting.

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nounced will help taxpayers better understand their rights in dealing with the tax system,” Olson said. The tax code includes taxpayer rights, but they are scattered throughout the code, making it difficult for people to track and understand. Similar to the U.S. Constitution’s Bill of Rights, the Taxpayer Bill of Rights contains 10 provisions. They are: n the right to be informed. n the right to quality service n the right to pay no more than the correct amount of tax. n the right to challenge the IRS’s position and be heard. n the right to appeal an IRS decision in an independent forum. n the right to finality. n the right to privacy. n the right to confidentiality. n the right to retain representation. n the right to a fair and just tax system.

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n A member of a party may not disaffiliate from his or her party and become unaffiliated during this period. n A registered voter who is unaffiliated may, however, affiliate with a party during this period and when voting in the primary or requesting an advance ballot. Lundgren said voters are encouraged to become aware of the new rules as they prepare for the Aug. 5 primary election.

Hillsboro Free Press June 18, 2014