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local black leaders targets community deficiencies. BY KAYLA REGAN

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If you’re black in Reno County, there’s an almost 50 percent chance you live under the poverty line. There’s also about a one in five chance you’re unemployed and without a high school degree. If you’re black in Reno County, statistically, the deck is stacked against you compared to white citizens. This is something that’s got to change, say area black leaders, and they’re working to change it now. Hence Parson, Social Science chairman at Hutchinson Community College, and Darrell Pope, local NAACP president, will represent the first congressional district on a new Equity Advisory Board. The board is part of the Kansas African American Affairs Commission project (KAAAC), The State of African Americans In Kansas (SAAK). The project aims to pinpoint problems that disproportionally affect the black community and offer

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health debate ■ NY moves closer but,

like Kansas, is not without concern for water safety. BY MICHAEL GORMLEY Associated Press

ALBANY, N.Y. – New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo came as close as he ever has to approving fracking last month, laying out a limited drilling plan for as many as 40 gas wells before changing course to await the findings of a new study after discussions with environmentalist and former brother-in-law Robert F. Kennedy Jr., several people familiar with his thinking told The Associated Press. The turning point, which could delay a decision for up to a year or longer, came in a series of phone calls with Kennedy. The two discussed a new health study on the hydraulic fracturing drilling method that could be thorough enough to trump all others in a debate that has split New York for five years. “The issue suddenly got simple for him,” Kennedy told the AP, then went on to paraphrase Cuomo in their



‘Prophecy’ plays role in outcome People often perform to the level which they are expected to, said Brian Nuest, professor of psychology at Hutchinson Community College. In psychology, it’s called a self-fulfilling prophecy, and it could help explain the discrepancies NUEST between blacks and INSIDE whites in educational atSee more perspectives tainment. on race, A8 Students who are expected to perform better typically do, he said, while teachers tend to neglect students who are expected to do worse. The prophecy extends past school age, however, and can be applied inward. If an individual doesn’t expect to do well, he or she won’t try as hard as someone who does, essentially setting themselves up for failure. The key, Nuest said, is early intervention, as learned behaviors start as young as toddler age. Family support is another essential element. Nuest said, of course, it is possible to break the prophecy without intervention or support. “It’s possible, but I’ll tell ya, it’d be difficult.” – Kayla Regan The News


McPherson has plans for cleanup of pollution BY JOHN GREEN

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, putting fracking on hold

McPHERSON – Health officials are seeking public comment on a proposed plan for cleaning up pollution at a former gasoline distribution terminal south of the NCRA refinery that would make the clean up part of a larger abatement effort at NCRA. Comment will be accepted until March 27 on the Draft Interim INSIDE Corrective Action De- Public comment cision for on Greensburg the former site extended, El Paso A5 Terminal Facility, also known as the former McPherson Terminal. History The site on the southern edge of McPherson, on the west side of Main Street, was the location of a bulk, refined petroleum storage and terminal facility that operated from 1933 to 1982. The terminal was razed in 1992 and gravel parking lot put in its place. El Paso Merchant Energy Co. is now leasing the site to NCRA, which intends to buy it in the near future, according to the study.

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Top: Hence Parson, social science department chairman at Hutchinson Community College. Middle: Darrell Pope, local NAACP president. Bottom: Glinda Theus, third-grade teacher at Hutchinson Magnet School at Allen.







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6 a.m. Mid America Flea Market in the Meadowlark Building on the Kansas State Fairgrounds, 2000 N. Poplar St. For details, call (620) 6635626. 3 p.m. Hesston College’s spring musical, “She Loves Me,” at the college campus’ Northlawn Studio Theatre, 30 miles north of Wichita.

3 p.m. Severe Weather Spotter Talk at the Finney County Fairgrounds, 209 Lake Ave., Garden City. Training is free; the public is invited.

7 p.m. Hutchinson Union Retirees Club meeting at the Delos V. Smith Senior Center,

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Demonstrators holding placards march down Lisbon’s main Liberdade avenue during a protest against austerity measures taken by the Portuguese government in exchange of a € 78 billion ($101 billion) international bailout needed in 2011, on Saturday. Many thousands of demonstrators are holding marches in more than 20 cities in Portugal to protest government-imposed austerity measures aimed at lifting the ailing country out of recession.

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5:30 p.m. “Levee C” petition volunteers’ meeting at the home of Kirk and Kathy Ebmeier on Wilshire Drive. For details, contact Kirk Ebmeier

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Automatic spending cuts an unwanted consequence WASHINGTON – It’s not the first time that government economic engineering has produced a time bomb with a short fuse. Back in 2011, few lawmakers, if any, thought deep and indiscriminate spending cuts, totaling about $85 billion and now starting to kick in, were a smart idea. The across-the-board cuts, set up as a last-resort trigger and based on a mechanism used in the 1980s, are a reality largely because President Barack Obama and House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, failed to find a way to stop them. Republicans, influenced by tea party and other conservative factions, insisted on just spending cuts to narrow the deficit. Tax increases were out. Obama and the Democratic-run Senate didn’t budge from a mix of cuts and increased tax revenues.

Cuts in place, Obama and GOP brace for next fight BY JOSH LEDERMAN

Chadian army chief: troops killed al-Qaida terrorist

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N’DJAMENA, Chad – Chad’s military chief announced late Saturday that his troops deployed in northern Mali had killed Moktar Belmoktar, the terrorist who orchestrated the attack on a natural gas plant in Algeria that left 36 foreigners dead. The French military, which is leading the offensive against al-Qaida-linked rebels in Mali, said they could not immediately confirm the information. Local officials in Kidal, the northern town that is being used as the base for the military operation, cast doubt on the assertion, saying Chadian officials are attempting to score a PR victory to make up for the significant losses they have suffered in recent days. Known as the “one-eyed,” Belmoktar’s profile soared after the mid-January attack and mass hostage-taking on a huge Algerian gas plant. His purported death comes a day after Chad’s president said his troops had killed Abou Zeid, the other main al-Qaida commander operating in northern Mali. If both deaths are confirmed, it would mean that the international intervention in Mali had succeeded in decapitating two of the pillars of al-Qaida in the Sahara.

WASHINGTON – Severe spending cuts now the law of the land, President Barack Obama and congressional Republicans refused Saturday to concede any culpability for failing to stave off what both parties acknowledged was a foolhardy way to slash $85 billion in federal spending. The still-fragile economy braced itself for the gradual but potentially grave impact of the across-the-board cuts, which took effect Friday night at the stroke of Obama’s pen. Hours earlier, he and congressional leaders emerged from a White House meeting no closer to an agreement. Even as they pledged a renewed effort to retroactively undo the spending cuts, both parties said the blame rests squarely on the other for any damage the cuts might inflict. There were no indications that either side was wavering from entrenched positions that for weeks had prevented progress on a deal to find a way out: Republicans refusing any deal with more tax revenue and Democrats snubbing any deal without it. “None of this is necessary,” Obama said in his weekly radio and Internet address Saturday. “It’s happening because Republicans in Congress chose this outcome over closing a single wasteful tax loophole that helps reduce the deficit.” The president said the cuts would cause “a ripple effect across the economy” that would worsen the longer they stay in place, eventually costing more

Rove: Calif. GOP activists need to broaden outreach SACRAMENTO, Calif. – GOP strategist Karl Rove said Saturday that rebuilding the Republican brand in California will be a tough task that will require them to diversify and create a strategy to spread their message to a wider audience. Referring to the state party’s deep losses in recent years, Rove said it needs to focus on larger themes of restoring jobs and reducing government spending. He also said the party must recruit candidates who reflect the diversity of the country, and in particular, California. By next year, Hispanics will overtake whites as the state’s largest demographic group. “We need to be asking for votes in the most powerful way possible, which is to have people asking for the vote who are comfortable and look like and sound like the people that we’re asking for the vote from,” Rove said. His message to delegates, activists and local party officials throughout California was in line with the philosophy behind his new political action committee, the Conservative Victory Project. The committee was established to support Republican candidates it deems electable, offsetting GOP candidates who might offend key parts of the electorate.

Kerry: Sense of ‘viability’ needed from Egypt factions CAIRO – Egypt’s bickering government and opposition need to overcome their differences to create “a sense of political and economic viability” if the country is to thrive as a democracy, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said Saturday. He urged them to compromise for the good of the country. In meetings with Egypt’s foreign minister and opposition politicians, some of whom plan to boycott upcoming parliamentary elections, Kerry said an agreement on economic reforms to seal a $4.8 billion International Monetary Fund loan package was critical. Closing the IMF deal also will unlock significant U.S. assistance promised by President Barack Obama last year.

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President Barack Obama gestures as he speaks to reporters in the White House briefing room in Washington on Friday, following a meeting with congressional leaders regarding the automatic spending cuts. than 750,000 jobs and disrupting the lives of middleclass families. In the Republican-controlled House, GOP lawmakers washed their hands of the mess, arguing that bills they passed in the last Congress to avert the cuts absolved them of any responsibility. Those bills passed with little to no Democratic support and were never taken up by the Senate. “We’ve done the work and shown that these choices can be made in a responsible, thoughtful way,” said Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers of Washington in the GOP address. Obama was holding out hope that as Americans start feeling the effects of

the sequester – the term used for the automatic spending cuts – public pressure will force lawmakers back to the table. Ever wary that such fiscal fiascos could jeopardize the rest of his second-term agenda, Obama vowed in his weekly address to keep pushing reforms on immigration, preschool, gun violence and transportation. But attention was already turning to the next major budget hurdles, with less than a month to negotiate a plan to fund the government

beyond March 27 and a debtceiling clash coming in May. Hopes that a measure to undo the spending cuts could be wrapped into a March deal to keep the government running dimmed Friday when both Obama and House Speaker John Boehner said they’d prefer to keep the two issues separate. “I’m hopeful that we won’t have to deal with the threat of a government shutdown while we’re dealing with the sequester at the same time,” Boehner said.

CORRECTION The map of the 4th Congressional District in Saturday’s edition was incorrect. The district no longer contains Montgomery County, and Barber, Edwards, Pratt, Stafford and Kiowa counties were added, along with part of Pawnee and the northern half of Greenwood. The News apologizes for the error.

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WANT YOUR SAY? The Draft Interim Corrective Active Decision (CAD) and other pertinent documents are available for review at the McPherson Public Library, 214 W. Marlin St., in KDHE’s Topeka Office, and online at: remedial/site_restoration/elpaso_mcpherson.html. Public comment on the plan may be submitted through 5 p.m. March 27, to KDHE Bureau of Environmental Remediation, Attention: John Cook, 1000 SW Jackson St., Suite 410, Topeka, KS 66612 or by email to

●From Page A1 Groundwater contamination was first identified in the late 1970s after private landowners adjacent to the site noticed gasoline-like odors and taste in their well water, according to the KDHE plan. The company’s initial response was to install deeper replacement domestic water wells. Phased investigations between 1993 and 2007 identified numerous gasoline and diesel fuel-related compounds, as well as lead, in the soil and groundwater at elevated levels, with Benzene and TPH the most widespread. Light non-aqueous phase liquid (LNAPL) – hydrocarbon contaminants floating atop of groundwater – were found in water monitoring wells, ranging in depth from 0.8 to 4.5 feet. “Phase I field investigation results suggested that contaminant sources may include releases from the McPherson Terminal tanks, releases during truck refilling, and releases from the removed former Derby pipe-line located south of the area,” KDHE documents state. The plan The draft plan for the site, written after a May 2012 meeting between El Paso, the National Cooperative Refinery Association and KDHE, proposes addressing the LNAPL at the site in the near term, while leaving “residual soil and dissolvedphase groundwater contamination as part of the overall remedy for the NCRA Refinery site,” which is still being studied. A pumping system already operating at the NCRA plant would be used to keep the contaminants near the El Paso land from spreading further and then a new group of monitoring and LNAPL recovery wells be installed to skim the pollution from the water surface, said Chris Carey, site restoration unit chief with the Remedial Section of the KDHE’s Bureau of Environmental Remediation. All recovered fluids will be processed through the NCRA Refinery’s water treatment plant and the product recycled. The plan dictates additional action would be taken if monitoring shows the pollution continuing to

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Health officials are seeking public comment on a proposed plan for cleaning up pollution at a former gasoline distribution terminal south of the NCRA refinery in McPherson. move off-site. The plan would require that NCRA agree to maintain and continue that operation “for as long as the NCRA Refinery is in operation,” and that a contingency plan also be established for if the refinery should shut down. “Although contingency actions and implementation criteria have not been established and/or developed for the site as yet, contingency actions will be a vital and necessary part of any post decision document,” the plan states. The cleanup alternative preferred and recommended by health officials, listed as Alternative 2, is estimated to cost $550,000. That assumes 20 years of free-product recovery. Two other alternatives in the plan would add more aggressive cleanup measures. Alternative 3 would replace the passive product, skimming with active pumping to clean up the wells, called hydraulic recovery. That would take an estimated 10 years and cost $2.3 million. A fourth alternative would add a vacuum pumping to the hydraulic recovery system, cutting an estimated three more years off the clean up, for another $100,000. All three plans also call for future use of the land to

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Emergency personnel work at the scene of a multi-vehicle wreck on I-65 north of Sonora, Ky., on Saturday.

Six killed in crash on interstate in Ky. THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

ELIZABETHTOWN, Ky. – Kentucky State Police said Saturday they were investigating whether distracted driving caused a tractor-trailer to hit an SUV carrying eight people, killing six and possibly triggering a serious crash on the opposite side of the highway. The truck driver is “telling us he saw the vehicle that was in front of him and he hit the brakes and he didn’t hit them in time,” Master Trooper Norman Chaffins said. “ ... There was a reason for that and we’re trying to figure out what the reason was.” The late-morning crash was followed 15 minutes later by a multi-vehicle crash on the opposite side of I-65 that injured three people. The site was just 15 miles from where 11 people died in 2010 when a tractor-trailer crossed the median and hit a van carrying a Mennonite family. Ten people in the van were killed along with the truck driver and the National Transportation

Safety Board determined the truck driver was distracted by his cell phone. Chaffins said despite snow flurries, weather was not a factor in Saturday’s crashes. He said police were also looking into the truck driver’s logs and had taken blood tests. The six killed were identified as members of an extended family from Marion, Wis. They were identified as James Gollnow, 62, and his wife, Barbara Gollnow, 62; Marion Champnise, 92, a friend; Sarina Gollnow, 18, relationship unknown; and foster children Gabriel Zumig, 10, and Soledad Smith, 8. The two survivors were also foster children. Police identified them as Hope Hoth, 15, who was transported to a hospital in Lexington with burns and a broken spine; and Aidian Ejnik, 12, who was taken to Kosair Children’s Hospital in Louisville with cuts to the back of his head. Chaffins described both of the children’s injuries as non-life-threatening.

be limited, to limit exposure to people and the environment. NCRA study The evaluation of the larger NCRA property has actually been going on longer than the El Paso study, starting in 1987, but the property – and soil and groundwater pollution – are much more extensive. NCRA is an active 3.78 million gallon per year petroleum refinery, operating 24/7 except for periodic maintenance shutdowns. “We have a consent order with the NCRA and they are diligently working with us to investigate the extent of contamination associated with the property,” Carey said. That would be followed by a risk assessment and final-

ly a remediation plan. “Hopefully we’ll be through that process within a year,” Carey said. “That’s completely separate from the action we have out now for interim correction at El Paso.” “Areas of concern” have been identified at some 40 different sites on the NCRA property and the company has been under a consent order with the KDHE to address the pollution since 2000. “It’s not like nothing is being done” about the NCRA contamination, Carey said. “Remediation is preventing it from going outside the property boundaries. Now, instead of stopping it from going further, we need to think about how to address contamination on the property.”

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Group discusses spirituality tie with nature ■ Pretty Prairie pastor leads

session on ‘Swedenborgian’ view at Dillon Nature Center. BY KATHY HANKS The Hutchinson News

A red cardinal glanced in a window at Dillon Nature Center Saturday morning. Inside, a small group just happened to be discussing the connection between people and birds. The cardinal might have had some insight to offer. But, after a quick flutter of its wings, it flew away. The brief encounter wasn’t lost on the people in the room, who had come together for the first of what will be monthly discussions at the nature center on the “The Spiritual Side of Nature: A Swedenborgian Perspective.” Led by the Rev. Alison Lane-Olson, pastor of the New Jerusalem Church of Pretty Prairie, she shared the religious philosophy of Emanuel Swedenborg which gave rise to the first New Jerusalem Church in London in 1787. Swedenborg was a scientist and theologian who saw the spiritual world in nature’s design, Lane-Ol-

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A cardinal flaps its wings while perched on a snow covered tree branch at the Dillon Nature Center in 2010. son said. “To Swedenborg, rocks were not simply rocks and birds were not simply birds. He saw a larger truth that all of creation is connected to the spiritual world and that it can teach us about the qualities of our inner life and the presence of God’s love and wisdom,” Lane-Olson said. “Birds are an integral part of our landscape, and they have been fasci-

nating us for ages. It’s no surprise humans have often thought them to be a kind of divine messenger as they traverse the skies linking earth and heaven.” Leading the newly formed discussion group, Lane-Olson first introduced the man behind the Swedenborgian perspective. Born in 1688, Emanuel Swedenborg led a life devoted to scientific studies,

even designing a flying machine which is on display at the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum. By the time he was 56, he gave up studying science and devoted the remainder of his life to theology, and developing a new religious philosophy. “He believed that God was all loving and all wise, the creator and origin of all things,” Lane-Olson said. “That love and wisdom is continually flowing in the natural world.” She began drawing analogies of faith and birds and how birds of the air equal things of the mind. An eagle is so large and powerful, and a prayer life can take one soaring above earth. Quoting Isaiah 40:31, Lane-Olson said, “but those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles.” There are more than 300 references to birds in the Bible, according to Lane-Olson. She compared the common sparrow to the chatter of our common thoughts. But, even the sparrow has its beauty. In the 1950s, she said the Chinese began a campaign to eliminate the sparrows, along with rats, flies and mosquitoes. “But, they found the great sparrow campaign upset the ecological

balance,” Lane-Olson said. With the sparrows gone the locust grew out of control. So they brought back sparrows and decided to eliminate a different pest – bedbugs. For Nancy Masterson, who lives in the country near Inman, attending the discussion allowed her an opportunity to share her connection to nature. She has been observing the birds around her property and worries that the balance is out of kilter. “When we first moved to the country there were so many birds,” Masterson said. But, the drought and the weather has cut back on large populations. “I see them disappearing.” While there are many positive images of birds, including the white dove which is a symbol of peace, Paul Zacharias, the retired pastor of the Pretty Prairie New Jerusalem Church, explained that some birds such as the mourning dove have a more somber image. While the meadowlark makes one think of the beauty of the earth, the mourning dove represents a kind of sadness, he said. The discussion group plans to meet again at 10:30 a.m. April 6 at the Dillon Nature Center, when they will explore the spiritual aspects of trees.

GOP: Brownback plan may see cuts ■ Democrats argue

further cuts would harm core government functions. BY JOHN MILBURN Associated Press

TOPEKA– Republican lawmakers are turning their attention to the Kansas budget as they finish the first half of the legislative session, and they’ve signaled Republican Gov. Sam BrownBROWNBACK back’s spending proposal likely will be scaled back regardless of the outcome of his tax-cut plan. Senate President Susan Wagle and others say those cuts are necessary to balance the funding of state government with the reduction of revenues caused by income tax cuts enacted by legislators last year. “We’re going to have to cut the budget from the governor’s recommendations to make this work,” said Wagle, a Wichita Republican. “We’ve got our Ways and Means (Committee) chairman turning over every rock.” Brownback wants to phase in a second round of cuts in individual income tax rates over the next four years. His plan also would trigger further rate reductions in the future if economic growth is robust, though there’s no specific date for the end of the personal income tax. To stabilize the budget, Brownback has proposed eliminating income tax deductions Kansans receive for the property taxes on their homes and the interest on their mortgages. He also would keep the sales tax at its current rate of 6.3 percent rather than let it drop to 5.7 percent in July, as promised by budget-balancing legislation three years ago. The Senate Assessment and Taxation Committee’s version preserves the deduction for property taxes

but scraps the mortgage interest and sales tax breaks. The bill would net the state $918 million in new revenues over the next three years, before taxpayers saw most of the benefit from cutting individual income tax rates further. But Senate leaders there is still room to cut spending and will be looking to go deeper in the coming weeks, such as a request from the University of Kansas Medical Center for $10 million for a new building. The budget bill is expected to be debated later in March with both the House and Senate working separate versions that will be reconciled later in the session. “I think we have to prioritize our spending,” Wagle said. Democrats argue significant cuts have already occurred in state spending and further reductions would harm core functions such as education and social services. “The cuts that are going to come are a direct result of the massive income tax cuts the governor pushed through last year that the state simply can’t afford,” said House Minority Leader Paul Davis, a Lawrence Democrat. Davis said those cuts were on top of the $1 billion that former Democratic Gov. Mark Parkinson was forced to trim from the budget before he left office. “We’re also starting to see more fee increases, and I expect to see more as agencies look to absorb these cuts to fund services they provide,” he said. “It’s a question of who pays.” Senate Majority Leader Terry Bruce, a Hutchinson Republican, has said that debate on a tax plan drafted by senators would be coming to the floor in the coming weeks. That plan would implement many elements of the Brownback tax proposal but keep in place a deduction for property taxes that the governor seeks to eliminate.

Woman hurt when van strikes building BY THE NEWS STAFF

A Hutchinson woman suffered minor injuries Saturday afternoon when the van she was driving hit the front of a building on south Main Street, according to the Hutchinson Police Department. At 2:20 p.m., Jamie N. Clapper, 24, hit the front of Little Abner’s, a closed restaurant, at 112 S. Main, police said. She was

transported by Reno County Emergency Medical Service to the Hutchinson Regional Hospital, where her condition was unavailable. The building appeared to have sustained minor damage below a front window when the vehicle hit the structure. Clapper then backed the vehicle off the sidewalk and was in a parking space when emergency crews arrived.

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Firefighters inspect the area where a minivan lost control and slammed into the facade of the building formerly housing Little Abner’s near the corner of Main Street and Avenue B on Saturday.

Victims in $537K fraud can recover some funds THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

TOPEKA– The victims of a Topeka lawyer convicted of stealing more than $500,000 from his clients’ trust funds can recover some of the money. A special fund that attorneys pay into will provide up to $350,000 for victims of Robert M. Telthorst, Kansas courts spokesman Ron Keefover told The Topeka Capital-Journal. Telthorst, 52, was sentenced last month to five

years in federal prison for wire fraud and money laundering. He also was ordered to repay $537,680. Telthorst admitted that he defrauded clients from November 2005 to August 2011 by taking money for his benefit and to cover money taken from other clients. U.S. Attorney Barry Grissom has said one of the clients Telthorst defrauded was a charitable trust of $80,000 for the University of Kansas School of Business. The account balance dropped

to less than $1,750 after Telthorst took funds for his own use. Telthorst was disbarred after he surrendered his law license Dec. 11. Keefover said it is possible for victims to receive 100 percent reimbursement for their loss. In 1993, the Kansas Supreme Court established the Client Protection Fund, which is administered by a commission made up of one judge, four lawyers and two non-lawyers. The fund’s caps on reimbursement are

$125,000 per claim and $350,000 per attorney, Keefover said. As of Feb. 20, there have been 771 claims filed on 230 attorneys, and as of July 1, there have been 527 claims paid totaling $1.8 million, Keefover said. A claim must arise from the dishonest conduct of an active member of the bar, must occur by reason of a lawyer-client relationship, and must be filed within a year after the victim knew or should have known of the loss.

The Roundup ACCIDENT SCENE Ulysses teen injured in early-morning crash ULYSSES – A Ulysses teenager was injured in a one-vehicle crash early Saturday morning, according to the Kansas Highway Patrol. At 2:30 a.m., Jennifer Hernandez, 17, was driving a 2002 Dodge Ram pickup

truck at a high rate of speed heading north on Stubbs Road, the patrol said. She failed to stop at the intersection of Stubbs Road and U.S. 160, and lost control of the truck as it crossed the Frontage Road, rolling and striking a building, the patrol said. Hernandez was taken to Bob Wilson Memorial Hospital, Ulysses, where her con-

dition was unavailable. She was wearing a seat belt, according to the patrol.

STATE Drought means more conservation efforts TOPEKA – State officials say the intense drought that’s hit Kansas could continue and force expensive water produc-

tion projects and conservation efforts. The Wichita Eagle reports that Gov. Sam Brownback said Friday the state should work to convince farmers, industry and Kansans to conserve water and that cities will need to work on developing and improving water sources. Brownback also suggested starting publicity campaigns asking farmers to consider

planting less water-intensive crops. The governor’s call to action came after Wichita officials showed Brownback’s Drought Response Team how the drought could dry out Cheney Reservoir by 2015 if it continues. State climatologist Mary Knapp says the drought that’s hit Kansas could continue for several more years.

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Plan is in place for Greensburg water BY JOHN GREEN


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Ohio Nitrate concentration in milligrams per liter (mg/l)

Greensburg Illinois

30 mg/l


10 mg/l

Kansas Source: Kansas Department of Health and Environment

contaminated soil had to be left in place because of “structural impediments.” A year later, the KDHE OK’d a plan by the co-op to install a water extraction well on the property and periodically use the water in its processes, although health officials at the time questioned whether the co-op’s intended use would draw enough water to stop the spread of the contaminant plume. Then the F-5 tornado which struck Greensburg on May 4, 2007, damaged the coop and caused further soil and water contamination from fertilizer and pesticides. The company removed another 2,512-cubic yards of soil from around a former dry fertilizer building and chemical storage warehouse on the property in April 2011. Buildings again prevented crews from removing all the contaminated soil at the site. The city has five public water wells. Besides No. 8 being shut down, the tornado damaged well No. 5, and well No. 6, also near the co-op, has been showing elevated nitrate levels as well, Truelove said.

OKLAHOMA CITY – Oklahoma’s legislators have yet to respond to an urgent request from the Corrections Department for additional funding, leaving the agency worried that the day may come when it cannot accept any more inmates. Director Justin Jones of the Oklahoma Department of Corrections told a Senate committee in January that without an immediate $6 million boost to a $463 million budget, his department would no longer house inmates transferred in from county jails, some of which are at or above their own housing capacity. The future of that request amid a Republican legislature skittish of budget growth is murky at best, and no one seems to know what will happen to crowded state and county lockups if inmates keep coming and the money doesn’t follow. “That’s a good question,” DOC public information officer Jerry Massie said. He said he could only guess county jails would have to fill up even more. Since January, when Jones requested the immediate bump in funding, the situation has only gotten worse, Massie said. He said out of about 26,000 state inmates, roughly 1,800 currently sit in county jails awaiting transfer to state facilities that have nowhere to put them. Almost 1,000 inmates were added to the system within the past year. The additional money would be used to contract for more prison and halfwayhouse space, Massie said. The Oklahoma County Jail is home to about 325 of those backlogged inmates, County Sheriff John Whetsel said, and once housed less than half that. The jail is now full at 2,400 total inmates, he said. “We cannot continue to increase that number,” Whetsel said. “There will have to be something done. The Legislature has got to provide funding.” The state pays county jails $27 per day to house its inmates, but the state also must take inmates from county jails within 72 hours

if those local jails make that request. Whetsel said he could soon have to make that request, and he didn’t know what would happen if the state said it simply couldn’t take any more. “I think you’ll see some judges order the Department of Corrections to take the inmates,” he said. “Then that’s the state’s problem.” Not all county jails are struggling for space, howev-

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The city decided to pursue a water treatment plant last year after learning from the KDHE during a city council meeting that the city will lose the water rights associated with well No. 8 by 2015 because of non-use, Truelove said. If forced to stop using Well 6, that would leave wells No. 7 and 9 as the city’s only water sources. “It was very expensive,” Truelove said of the treatment plant. But if forced to stop using Well 6 and losing Well 8, “we’d be down to two wells, and that’s an untenable situation. It would be a gamble that we could provide water.” “I think it’s a good project for us,” he said. “It ensures good quality drinking water for the public.” The plant will treat water from four of the five wells and blend it together. The proposed clean up plan at the co-op requires that the groundwater beneath the site continue to be monitored, but no active cleanup of the site would be required unless treatment

Funding course unclear for backlogged Oklahoma jails THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

Public water supply well

Monitoring well


GREENSBURG – State health officials agreed this week to extend a public comment period on a proposed plan to clean up nitrate contamination in a Greensburg city water well blamed on runoff from a nearby farm cooperative. The three-month delay will allow city and state officials to see if a new water treatment plant nearly ready to begin operations will address the issue. Comment on the plan, scheduled to end March 2, will now remain open until May 1. City officials plan a “prefinal walk through” at the city’s new $3.96 million ion exchange water treatment plant Friday, with the project expected to be fully on-line by March, said City Administrator Eddy Truelove. Monitoring of the city well from 1995 to 2001 showed nitrate levels climbing and exceeding federal drinking water maximums of 10 milligrams per liter (mg/L). At one point testing showed levels as high as 38 mg/L, Truelove said. The state advised the city to stop using the well and then a subsequent 2002 Kansas Department of Health and Environment study tracked the contamination to a liquid fertilizer storage tank at Southern Plains Coop, formerly Farmers Grain and Supply Company of Kiowa County, according to KDHE documents. In 2004, some 680 cubic yards of dirt was removed from around the tank and another building, but some


Nitrate plume


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er. Pottawatomie County jail director Sid Stell said the state has been taking fewer of its inmates each month from his jail, but he could still hold about 70 more. “Where they’re failing is not reaching out to the county jails to hold their overflow,” Stell said, referring to the DOC. “I’ve tried to get a DOC contract here in Pottawatomie County for four years.”

and blending of the water doesn’t work. The study estimated the long-term monitoring costs at $30,000. If that doesn’t sufficiently address the pollution, the KDHE plan proposes bioremediation measures be implemented, using a soybean “substrate” that would remove the nitrates through biological degradation, converting the nitrates in the water into nitrogen gas. That cost is estimated at $220,000. The draft plan is available for public review at the Kiowa County Library, 320 S. Main Street in Greensburg and at KDHE’s main offices at Curtis State Office Building, 1000 SW Jackson in Topeka. The draft Corrective Action Decision (CAD) document and other pertinent information are also available online at The public can submit comments in writing to: Jessica Crossman, Professional Geologist, KDHE Bureau of Environmental Remediation, 1000 SW Jackson St., Suite 410, Topeka, KS 66612-1367.

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Fracking ●From Page A1 discussions: “ ‘If it’s causing health problems, I really don’t want it in New York state. And if it’s not causing health problems, we should figure out a way we can do it.’ ” Kennedy and two other people close to Cuomo, who spoke to the AP only on condition of anonymity because Cuomo is carefully guarding his discussions on the issue, confirmed the outlines of the plan the governor was considering to allow 10 to 40 test wells in economically depressed southern New York towns that want drilling and the jobs it promises. The plan would allow the wells to operate under intense monitoring by the state to see if fracking should continue or expand. They all said it was the closest Cuomo has come in his two years in office to making a decision on whether to green-light drilling. The state has had a moratorium on the process since 2008 while other states in the gas-rich Marcellus Shale formation, such as Pennsylvania, have seen local economies boom as drilling rigs have sprouted up. In Kansas, hydraulic fracturing has faced controversy over fears it would threaten the water supply of the Ogallala aquifer, the underground reservoir that provides water for much of western Kansas. The Sierra Club of Kansas contends the process uses unhealthy chemicals, requires heavy consumption of water and could contaminate water supplies. “The vast majority of wells are fracked sometime in their life,” Ed Cross, executive director of Kansas Independent Oil Gas Association said in 2011. “There has not been one documented case of fresh water contamination by hydraulic fracturing. Whenever you frack you’re not going to get anything in that fresh water. You’ve got significant distance between it.” Cuomo issued a brief statement Saturday through a spokesman saying the state

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FROM PAGE ONE departments of environmental conservation and health are “in the process of making a determination with respect to the safety and health impacts of fracking. “After, and only after, they conclude their work will the state’s position be determined – it’s that simple and it hasn’t and doesn’t change with any conversations,” Cuomo spokesman Josh Vlasto said. The governor continues to refuse to talk about his internal process and wouldn’t comment directly for this story. He has been repeating the phrase he’s used for two years, that “science, not politics” will rule. Kennedy, brother of Cuomo’s ex-wife, Kerry, described a governor who is intensely involved in the emotion-charged issue, which Cuomo privately likened to taking on the National Rifle Association over gun control laws. Kennedy said Cuomo reached out personally to many others as well in his evaluation. Kennedy believes Cuomo held off in large part because of the prospect of a new $1 million study by the Geisinger Health System of Pennsylvania, billed by property owners seeking safe fracking and environmentalists as a “large-scale, scientifically rigorous assessment” of drilling in Pennsylvania. The study will look at detailed health histories of hundreds of thousands of patients who live near wells and other facilities that are producing natural gas from

the same Marcellus Shale formation that New York would tap. Unlike most studies funded by advocates or opponents of hydrofracking, this study would be funded by the Sunbury, Pa.-based Degenstein Foundation, which is not seen as having an ideological bent. “It will be pivotal,” Kennedy said. Preliminary results are expected within the year, but there is no specific timetable and final results could be years off. Kennedy is opposed to fracking unless it can be proven to be safe for the environment and public. He said he’s unsure what the Geisinger report will conclude. The research and education arm of the Independent Petroleum Association of America cried foul at the private conversations of the powerful public figures. “This is pretty outrageous, above and beyond the fouryear charade that’s already occurred,” said Steve Everley of Energy in Depth. “The governor has insisted publicly that his review of hydraulic fracturing will be based on science, and yet he’s actually making decisions about New York’s future based on backroom conversations with a Kennedy. “Maybe if Gov. Cuomo had been as interested in speaking with other regulators as he was in speaking with his former brother-inlaw, he would have recognized that shale development can be and is being done safely, and folks struggling

to find work upstate might actually have jobs,” Everley said. Dan Fitzsimmons, leader of the Joint Landowners Coalition of New York, a prodrilling group, said opposition to hydrofracking is based on politics, not science. “Delay, delay delay, that’s been the name of the game with these folks, and the sad thing about Cuomo is that he’s allowing it,” Fitzsimmons said. “How long are you going to throw away taxpayer dollars over politics?” But Adrian Kuzminski, a fracking opponent with the group Sustainable Otsego, said he fears that the test wells Cuomo has been considering would be “a stalking horse” for more drilling. “After a couple of years they’re going to say ‘Oh, we don’t see any problems,’ ” Kuzminski said. “There’s no need for test wells in New York state. The information is just out there.” Shortly after the conversations with Kennedy in early February, Cuomo’s health commissioner, Dr. Nirav Shah, mentioned the Geisinger study among

three health reviews still pending and which could enter into Cuomo’s decision. Shah, a nationally respected public health figure, was an associate investigator at the Geisinger Center for Health Research before going to work for Cuomo. Sandra Steingraber, a biologist and founder of New Yorkers Against Fracking, said Saturday, “As Health Commissioner Shah said,

the right time to study fracking is before fracking begins. We expect Gov. Cuomo will listen to scientists and medical experts and let evidence dictate whether or not to lift our state’s moratorium, and we further expect he will wait for national studies and a real New York-specific study.” Cuomo is a popular Democrat who supporters say may run for president in 2016.

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Rescuers end effort to find body in Florida sinkhole BY TAMARA LUSH

including the area where Bush became a victim – making them even more prone to sinkholes. Jonathan Arthur, the state geologist and director of the Florida Geological Survey, said other states sit atop

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SEFFNER, Fla.– The effort to find the body of a Florida man who was swallowed by a sinkhole under his Florida home was called off Saturday and crews planned to begin demolishing the four-bedroom house. The 20-foot-wide opening of the sinkhole is almost completely covered by the house and rescuers feared it would collapse on them if they tried to search for Jeff Bush, 37. Crews were testing the unstable ground surrounding the home and evacuated two neighboring homes as a precaution. Hillsborough County Administrator Mike Merrill said heavy equipment would be brought in to begin the demolition Sunday morning. “At this point it’s really not possible to recover the body,” Merrill said, later adding “we’re dealing with a very unusual sinkhole.” Jessica Damico, spokeswoman for Hillsborough County Fire Rescue, said the demolition equipment would be placed on what they believe is solid ground and reach onto the property to pull apart the house. The crew will try pulling part of the house away from the sinkhole intact so some heirlooms and mementoes can be retrieved. Bush was in his bedroom Thursday night in Seffner – a suburb of 8,000 people 15 miles east of downtown Tampa – when the earth opened and took him and everything else in his room. Five others in the house escape unharmed. On Saturday, the normally quiet neighborhood of concrete block homes painted in Florida pastels was jammed with cars as engineers, reporters, and curious onlookers came to the scene. At the home next door to the Bushes, a family cried and organized boxes. Testing determined that their house and another was compromised by the sinkhole. The families were allowed to go inside for about a half-hour to gather belongings. Sisters Soliris and Elbairis Gonzalez, who live on the same street as Bushes, said neighbors were worried for their safety. “I’ve had nightmares,” Soliris Gonzalez, 31, said. “In my dreams, I keep checking for cracks in the house.” They said the family has

limestone in a similar way, but Florida has additional factors like extreme weather, development, aquifer pumping and construction. “The conditions under which a sinkhole will form can be very rapid, or they can form

slowly over time,” he said. But it remained unclear Saturday what, if anything, caused the Seffner sinkhole. “The condition that caused that sinkhole could have started a million years ago,” Nettles said.

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Engineers talk in front of a home, where a sinkhole opened up underneath a bedroom late Thursday evening and swallowed a man, in Seffner, Fla. on Saturday. discussed where to go if forced to evacuate, and they’ve taken their important documents to a storage unit. “The rest of it, this is material stuff, as long as our family is fine,” Soliris Gonzalez said. “You never know underneath the ground what’s happening,” added Elbairis Gonzalez, 30. Experts say thousands of sinkholes form yearly in Florida because of the state’s unique geography, though most are small and deaths rarely occur. “There’s hardly a place in

Florida that’s immune to sinkholes,” said Sandy Nettles, who owns a geology consulting company in the Tampa area. “There’s no way of ever predicting where a sinkhole is going to occur.” Most sinkholes are small, like one found Saturday morning in Largo, 35 miles away from Seffner. The Largo sinkhole, about 10 feet long and several feet wide, is in a mall parking lot. The state sits on limestone, a porous rock that easily dissolves in water, with a layer of clay on top. The clay is thicker in some locations –


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Jaylen Clayborne

Athlete still gets looks away from ‘KKK road’ Jaylen Clayborne came to Hutchinson Community College to run track and play football. He’s from Tulsa, Okla., not far from what he said people call the “KKK road,” where you can still find nooses hanging from trees. “You definitely can’t go there,” Clayborne said. “The racism there is really real.” Here, he said, the most he gets are looks and he’s not sure whether they’re out of prejudice or curiosity. It doesn’t bother him, he said. He knows that if he stays to himself and doesn’t wander off, he should be OK. The statistics don’t bother him, either. Clayborne, 21, said he’s lived in “the hood” and he’s

watched as a few of his brothers have gotten into trouble. He said his father is inspiration, as he put himself through college to become a lawyer and now works for the federal government. After his mother died, he and his eight siblings came together and he said each of them knows that they’ll have to sacrifice in order to make it. “The ultimate goal is to get the money. You can’t party and get the money,” he said. Clayborne wants to be in the NFL and eventually work as a football coach. “We’re going to make it a reality,” he said. “It’s all about being mentally strong.”

Clinton Boyd

Dad gets 2nd chance after uninspiring start On Christmas Day 2012, 27-year-old Clinton Boyd moved to Hutchinson to go to school at Hutchinson Community College. The move was a new and meaningful start for Boyd, who’s from west of Memphis, Tenn., originally. A high school drop out, he never thought college would be possible for him. “My parents, the people I was around, they weren’t inspiring… I don’t want to say anything bad about them, but it was just life. My life.” He said he grew up around drug dealers and drug addicts and wasn’t exposed to people who were career or goal-oriented. When he was 16, he moved to Nebraska. He started skipping school and eventually just stopped going. He

could make money by selling drugs, which is what he did until he got caught at 21. He received three years probation for drug-related charges. That, as well as becoming a father to now 5- and 3-year-olds helped turn his life around. Now with a high school diploma, he just wants to be a good example for his kids. He’s working as an assistant in the social science department and is going to church lately. Eventually, he’d like to work as a music producer and he’s pursuing a business major. While Boyd feels like the color of his skin definitely put him at a disadvantage from the start, he said that can’t influence his actions. “We’re all equal. We’re all the same in the end.”

Mashala Dixon

HCC student catches flak for ‘acting white’ After she graduates, Hutchinson Community College student Mashala Dixon wants to work in juvenile probation. She wants to make a difference in people’s lives and she knows she can do that with the criminal justice degree she’s pursuing. Dixon was raised in Wichita with her sisters, mom and stepfather. Her father died when she was 3, after a drunken driver hit him. Dixon said she was a daddy’s girl and his death is still hard to talk about. She’s very close to her three brothers, with whom she lived before being sent to her mother’s after her father died. “I had my troublesome years,” she said. “Me and my mom never had a good relationship until college.” The trouble included running away from home and sneaking out of the house, but Dixon passed

Red states seem to take aim at minorities Born and raised in Nigeria, Femi Ferreira is a political science professor at Hutchinson Community College. His father was a political activist in Nigeria and he makes it a point to vote in every election. Still, the politics of the United States are discouraging to him. “I’m really very negative these days, especially in Republican states,” Ferreira said. “I can’t see Republican governors doing anything to help me… I don’t see opportunities for minorities.” With the recent voter ID law and a current bill under consideration in the Kansas House to require welfare recipients to get


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KANSAS CITY, Kan. – A Leavenworth woman has been sentenced to about a year in federal prison after pleading guilty to Social Security fraud and theft of public funds. The U.S. Attorney’s Office

for Kansas said in a release Friday that 38-year-old Tya Dejuan Tiller was sentenced to a year and a day in prison for fraudulently collecting disability benefits while working in federal and state jobs. Tiller also has to pay about $76,000 in restitution. Tiller admitted applying

all her classes and made it to college. Now, she’s a football manager at the school. She said the players make fun of her for “acting white,” something that bothers her. “It’s because I pronunciate my words …” she said. “Everyone is different so how do I talk like a white girl or act like a white girl?” Dixon, 20, is very in touch with black activists and the civil rights movement, and next year, she’s heading to Prairie View A&M University, an all black college outside of Houston. Having grown up in a mostly white middle and high school, Dixon said she’s excited for the change. “It’s good to see people go to school just to go to school, not for the sport. I found that a really big culture shock and I liked that.”

in 2003 for Social Security Disability Insurance Benefits and continued to receive the benefits while working in 2005, 2006 and 2007 for the Veterans Administration, and in 2007, 2008 and 2009 for the Kansas Department of Social and Rehabilitation Services.

Femi Ferreira drug tested, Ferreira said most Republican measures only seem to hurt the black community. What’s more, he said, is the language politicians use when talking to blacks. “They don’t even talk to us. They talk at us,” Ferreira said. “I may be poor, but I am not stupid.” Despite the political climate, Ferreira, who considers himself more American than Nigerian, said he still thinks the U.S. is a great nation. “No matter what, we are going to survive. No matter how crazy a group is, it doesn’t last long.”

HENRYVILLE, Ind. – Residents of a southern Indiana town bundled up against the cold for a snowy parade Saturday to celebrate their community’s survival one year after deadly tornadoes ripped through the countryside. Hundreds of people turned out for the parade and a commemoration ceremony in the gym at Henryville Junior-Senior High School, part of a complex rebuilt after it was largely demolished by 175-mph winds. The tornadoes of March 2, 2012, killed 14 people across southern Indiana and damaged or destroyed hundreds of homes and businesses. Saturday’s events marked another step toward healing

for many residents. Christina Troncin, who had cowered in the basement of her home with her two teenage daughters a year ago, was reflective while watching children wave flags as floats made from truck-drawn trailers passed along the parade route. One of the flags brandished was a new Henryville flag that was designed after the storm. “It’s a day to realize we could have died a year ago,” Troncin told WTHR-TV. Lindsey Nierman told the News and Tribune that although rebuilding efforts are bringing the town back to normal, there are still reminders of the disaster. “It’s still sad,” Nierman said. “You still look at the hillside and the treetops, and it still makes you want to tear up.”

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American Community Survey 5-year estimates (2007-2011)

●From Page A1 solutions, as well as a $50,000 grant to be dispersed across the state, to combat them. “It’s inhumane, in my opinion, to have the disparities that exist and you just ignore it,” said Mildred Edwards, executive director of the KAAAC, which is under the office of the governor. Parson said the ultimate goal is for all people to have equal opportunities and choices. The problem, Pope said, is that blacks don’t have a voice. “It’s apparent, when you are not provided a seat at the table, the concerns and issues for your community are not addressed,” Pope said. *** Many of the issues facing blacks, Parson said, stem from poverty. When one looks at the statistics, he said, it’s easy to see how one problem is caused by or correlated to the other. Poverty is an issue because of the high unemployment rate for blacks, which is likely related to higher drop-out rates and lower educational attainment, creating a cycle from generation to generation, he said. Throw in issues like teen pregnancy, infant mortality, incarceration, victimization and discrimination, and the cycle becomes a downward spiral, Parson said. “If you are a person who is concerned about human beings, you can’t let this stand,” Parson said. “You can’t say all is well. It is not.” An important thing to remember, Parson said, is how poverty affects an individual’s self-esteem and mentality, and that absolutely no one wants to be poor. “Just because you are poor does not necessarily mean that you do not dream for a better life,” Parson said. “People of all colors and persuasions have dreams.” As part of the project, district representatives this spring will choose one of five areas to target for improvement: Economic opportunity and asset building; health and safe communities; schools and educational opportunity; criminalization and social justice or civic engagement and advocacy. *** The browning of America, Edwards said, made it crucial to address dispari-

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Poverty status

Educational attainment

Percent below poverty level

Percent of population 25 and over with less than high school diploma

Reno County

Black White

47.6% 11.9%

Reno County

Black White

20% 11%


Black White

26.1% 10.9%


Black White

14% 9%


Black White

25.8% 11.6%


Black White

18% 22%

Employment status

Income status

Unemployment rate

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Hence Parson, Hutchinson Community College Social Sciences Department chairman, center, talks to Femi Ferreira, HCC political science instructor about the book “The State of African Americans in Kansas” on Thursday at the college.

Median income in past 12 months

Reno County

Black White

19.6% 4.9%

Reno County

Black White

$16,099 $43,039


Black White

15.6% 5.6%


Black White

$32,297 $52,278


Black White

15.0% 7.5%


Black White

$35,635 $55,992

BY THE NUMBERS Thirty-five percent of the Hutchinson Correctional Facility population is black. (Kansas Department of Corrections 2012 report) ● Per capita income in Reno County is $9,106 for blacks and $23,562 for whites. (American Community Survey 2007-2011 5-year estimate) ● Home ownership rates for the blacks is about half that of whites in Kansas. (State of African Americans in Kansas) ● Two categories where blacks and whites are equal are obesity and alcohol abuse, where the rates of blacks who are obese or abuse alcohol exceed that of whites. (SAAK) ● At birth, life expectancy is five years longer for whites. (SAAK) ● Neonatal and post infant deaths per 1,000 live births is 16.53 for blacks in Kansas and 13.4 nationally. It’s 6.29 for whites in Kansas and 5.6 nationally. (SAAK) ● 4.5 percent of whites in Kansas are without a car, compared to 15.9 percent of blacks. (SAAK) ● Graduation rates from two- and four-year institutions for blacks is about half that of whites in Kansas. (SAAK) ●

ties between whites and minorities head on. She said if blacks continue to be disenfranchised, the state is going to be even more undereducated and under-qualified for the workforce in the future, making race an issue for everyone. “We ought to have enough Kansas pride to say ‘Not in our state,’” Edwards said. The SAAK project will address each area and offer solutions at nearly every impact level: government, community, schools, family and individual. In the education category, the publication offers ideas like “Complete homework daily,” for the individual, up to “Craft policies that encourage post-secondary educational participation and limit debt for low-income families,” at the government level. While the specifics for the project and its implementation will be discussed in town hall meetings this spring or early summer, Ed-

wards said the project is something to be proud of. It’s crafted specifically for Kansas and is the first program of its kind in the state, she said. “Quite honestly, we wanted to make sure we weren’t just creating a publication that listed areas of inequity for communities without crafting a solution that involved the citizens themselves and engaged the commissioners to mobilize,” Edwards said. “Research without implementation doesn’t do any good.” *** Pope said he didn’t know which topic for sure he and Parson would choose, but it would likely be schools and educational opportunity. Pope said that simply having greater diversity on the teaching staff would help minority students. Having more black teachers, he said, would introduce white students to new cultures and

backgrounds, and also gives minority students the opportunity to interact with adults in professional roles who look like them. “It’s hard to strive to be something you haven’t seen,” Edwards said. Glinda Theus is one of the black teachers at USD 308. Having taught for 18 years, she acknowledges major discrepancies between black and white students when it comes to academic achievement. Those discrepancies aren’t there in the beginning, but usually start showing up around third grade, after black students may have experienced racism, poverty and hunger – conditions white students in Reno County don’t experience at the same rate. Inside and outside of her own third-grade classroom at Allen Elementary, Theus is fighting to make things better. She makes sure to know each student’s background, family, where they live and whether he or she is

Fertility rates*

Women with births in the past 12 months

Percent who were unmarried

Reno County

Black White

169 65

Black White

100% 22%


Black White

74 62

Black White

68.1% 27.2%


Black White

59 53

Black White

67.4% 27.6%

*Rates estimated per 1,000 women Source: U.S. Census Bureau

wanting for anything. “Everybody is not going to do what I do. I go over and beyond because other teachers have done it for me,” Theus said. Besides supplying basic resources like food, backpacks and coats to students, Theus said providing more services like tutoring and mentoring targeted at minorities would help address the discrepancies. Theus said those services should extend past high school. For instance, she wishes HCC introduced black students from out of town to black community members outside of the college, creating a network that could help them form positive bonds through church and social opportunities. “If you’re going to recruit those kids into town, let them know what’s available in the city,” Theus said. “They’re confined up there.” She also wishes schools put a greater emphasis on black history and black leaders. Many black students aren’t aware of how much they have to celebrate within their culture, which con-

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tributes to lower self esteem, she said. But not everyone feels that way, Theus said. One teacher she worked with openly questioned the validity of Black History month. Incidents like these make Theus and Pope question whether similar attitudes exist within the district, but both Theus and Pope said people often stop listening once you start talking about race. Pope said as NAACP president meeting with area leaders and lawmakers wasn’t always productive. “As far as real results, sometimes I think they pacify you listening to what you have to say, but then it goes on like business as usual,” he said. That won’t stop Pope, Theus or Parson from speaking up. They’ve got to keep fighting, Parson said, because they want things different for their kids and grandkids. Yes, the black community has come a long way, but there is a long way to go, he said. “Whenever we breathe, we have life,” Parson said. “So we have hope.”

Ark. police photograph license plates, store data BY JEANIE NUSS

“Given how few rules are on the books to protect our privacy, it’s plausible that private investigators and datamining companies could acquire this location data,” Crump said. So far, the organization has requested more information from government agencies, but hasn’t filed any lawsuits, Crump said. Little Rock’s license plate reader is mounted in Officer

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LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – Little Rock may not be a likely terrorism target or a gang crime hotspot, but the Arkansas capital has decided to follow the example of high-security cities by expanding electronic surveillance of its streets. A police car with a device that photographs license plates moves through the city and scans the traffic on the streets, relaying the data it collects to a computer for sifting. Police say the surveillance helps identify stolen cars and drivers with outstanding arrest warrants. It also allows authorities to monitor where average citizens might be at any particular time. That bothers some residents, as well as groups that oppose public intrusions into individual privacy. The groups are becoming more alarmed about license plate tracking as a growing number of police departments acquire the technology. Though authorities in Washington, D.C., London and Chicago conduct extensive electronic surveillance of public areas to detect security threats or deter gang crime, “Today, increasingly, even towns without stoplights have license plate readers,” said Catherine Crump, a New York-based staff attorney with the American Civil Liberties Union. In Little Rock, even some city officials wonder about keeping data on drivers’ movements. “It bothered me particularly if someone wasn’t guilty of a crime or didn’t have any active warrants or hadn’t committed a crime,” city director Ken Richardson said. However, Little Rock Police Chief Stuart Thomas

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Little Rock Police Officer Grant Humphries looks at a computer monitor connected to a camera mounted near the rear window of his patrol car on Jan. 16. said the law enforcement benefits outweigh any concerns about possible abuse of the information, which, as a public record, is legally available for anyone to see. He said the department may get more of the devices. “Should that potential of misuse therefore eliminate the capacity of law enforcement to collect data which has a legitimate purpose for the safety of our officers or the appropriateness of enforcement actions? I don’t think so,” he said. Little Rock police bought the tracker last year for about $14,000, as interest in the technology began spreading in law enforcement circles. The purchase didn’t require city council approval and didn’t attract much attention in town. “There was no public notice or anything,” police spokeswoman Sgt. Cassandra Davis said. Richardson said he didn’t

hear about the device until after it had been collecting data for months. He said he said he hasn’t heard many complaints. “It’s hard for you to have a problem with something if you don’t know it’s going on,” he said. Many Little Rock residents apparently still haven’t heard about the surveillance. Angel Weston, 45, said she’s glad to hear that police are looking for stolen cars and people with warrants but wondered about keeping logs of citizens’ movements. “I don’t feel like they should keep the data for six or 12 months,” Weston said. Lawmakers in several states, including Minnesota and Utah, have suggested setting a time limit for their departments, but Little Rock has no policy yet. The department now has a growing archive of license plate photos, along with time stamps and the locations, showing where motorists were at cer-

tain times. Privacy advocates worry about the potential uses for such outside law enforcement, from snooping by stalkers and private investigators to businesses that sell personal data.

Grant Humphries’ patrol car. He said it’s led to dozens of arrests and the recovery of a number of stolen vehicles and vehicles and license plates, although the exact number isn’t known. As Humphries drives around town, a laptop processes the license plate numbers being photographed and emits a sound and flashes red when it finds a match.

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Swamped city seeks superhero ■ Detroit ready to hire turnaround

manager to take over its finances. BY COREY WILLIAMS Associated Press

DETROIT – It appears the appointment of an emergency manager to take over Detroit’s failing finances is all but a done deal. But one question remains: Who will get the difficult, thankless job? Gov. Rick Snyder is being coy about his selection, saying only the person is “top notch.” Michigan’s Emergency Loan Board will do the official hiring of the candidate, who will provide state oversight on spending and restructuring. Whoever is chosen, he or she will not only have to tackle the city’s massive deficits and debt but also succeed in pulling Detroit out of a fiscal tailspin so steep that it’s had to borrow millions of dollars just to pay its bills and city workers’ salaries. “This will take somebody who has very deep and strong financial expertise and very deep and strong political and personal capabilities,” said Timothy Horner, a partner in the Warner Norcross & Judd law firm. Horner, whose firm has been closely following Detroit’s fiscal struggles because it represents businesses and creditors, told The Associated Press on Friday that the emergency manager job is “a very difficult assignment.” An appointment is unlikely to occur before Detroit Mayor Dave Bing has a chance to appeal Snyder’s determination Friday that the city is in a financial emergency. The 10-day appeal period will be followed by a March 12 hearing. It’s then that Snyder can change his mind or reaffirm his position and move forward with an emergency manager appointment. Bing said Friday that doesn’t agree with Snyder’s determination and that he is looking into the city’s options. Emergency managers have the power under state law to develop financial plans, renegotiate labor contracts, revise and approve budgets to help control spending, sell off city assets not restricted by charter and suspend the salaries of elected officials. Given the makeup of Detroit – more than 80 percent of the 700,000 residents are black – the emergency manager’s job would be easier if that person is black, according to Bill Brandt, chief ex-

Benedict dropped resignation hints early THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

VATICAN CITY – Benedict XVI stunned the world when he announced Feb. 11 he would resign as pope. But in retrospect, all the signs were there, and they even accelerated in recent months. Here’s a look at the hints Benedict BENEDICT XVI dropped starting in 2005, his first year as pope, indicating that unlike his predecessors over 600 years, his papacy would end in retirement, not death. ● In his first encyclical “God is Love” – published eight months after he was elected – Benedict wrote about service. “It is God who governs the world, not we. We offer him our service only to the extent that we can, and for as long as he grants us the strength.” ● Five years later, in the 2010 book “Light of the World,” Benedict made it more explicit, and personal. “If a pope clearly realizes that he is no longer physically, psychologically and spiritually capable of handling the duties of his office, then he has a right, and under some circumstances, also an obligation to resign.” ● In December, he named his closest aide Monsignor Georg Gaenswein to be head of the papal household and promoted him to an archbishop, thus assuring his future career after Benedict was no longer pope. ● In January, he consolidated the Vatican’s media accreditation operations, perhaps in anticipation of the throngs of journalists converging on Rome for the conclave.

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Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder discusses the effect of Detroit’s drastic population loss over 60 years, which he says is the main reason for the city’s financial woes during a news conference at his office in Detroit. Snyder said Friday that he has declared a financial emergency in Detroit, a determination that could lead to the appointment of an emergency manager over the city’s finances. ecutive of Development Specialists, Inc., a national turnaround firm. “If he’s even toying with the idea of putting a white fella in charge in a city that’s 80 percent black it will be seen as more of this plantation mentality,” Brandt said of Snyder. Detroit and its mostly white suburbs have shared an often-strained relationship for decades. “You need to get a buy-in from the large population and the way is to get a spirited intellectually bright African American with a great deal of political chops,” Brandt added. Among the issues needing immediate attention, is Detroit’s massive health care costs and unfunded pension benefits to retirees. Detroit’s sinking population – a quarter-million people left between 2000 and 2010 – and shrinking tax base will have to fund its legacy liabilities, Horner said. “Over many years, the city made many promises to employees and

workers and incurred debt based upon a city that was much larger,” he said, noting the emergency manager will first need to address “short-term liquidity issues” while handling “long-term legacy liabilities.” Horner also pointed out the manager would need to have experience with bankruptcies. “If the emergency manager is not able to restructure, we will end up with Chapter 9,” he said. But bankruptcy can be avoided if everyone comes to the negotiating table, said William M. Dolan, a partner in the Brown Rudnick international law firm. Providence, R.I., had a $110 million structural deficit, $1 billion in unfunded health care and an $800 million unfunded pension. Dolan represented the city last year in negotiations with its active unions and retirees over concessions to address legacy liabilities. Both sides negotiated everything down and converted health care coverage to Medicare from

private plans. “When you go into bankruptcy your pension is gone. It’s gone,” Dolan said. But for residents, the appointment of an emergency manager runs deeper than ledger sheets and balance books. “You are telling the people of Detroit that they are too stupid to manage their own affairs, and that’s an insult,” said Oliver Cole, a photography studio owner in the city and president of a 900-family neighborhood association on the northwest side. “We want the city of Detroit to function,” the 62-year-old added. “We want it to be a great city, have police, fire, good EMS, trash pickup and parks maintained. “The emergency manager gives people the opinion he can do anything. That is tantamount to another mayor and that’s why I disagree. You have supplanted the will of the people to elect their leader. Now you say ‘your voice doesn’t count.’ ”

Syria, Iran say Assad will remain in power till 2014 THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

DAMASCUS, Syria – Iran and Syria condemned a U.S. plan to assist rebels fighting to topple President Bashar Assad on Saturday and signaled the Syrian leader intends to stay in power at least until 2014 presidential elections. The remarks came against the backdrop of a strategic victory for the regime as the military regained control over a string of villages along a key highway to open a potential supply route in Syria’s heavily contested north. The army command boasted of the achievement in a statement, saying it had eradicated the remnants of “terrorist agents and mercenaries” in the area that links the government-controlled central city of Hama with Aleppo’s international airport. The reversal of gains, confirmed by Syrian activists, has the potential to change the outcome of the battle in Aleppo, Syria’s largest city where government troops and rebels have been locked in a stalemate for months. Syrian rebels have long complained that they are hampered by the world’s failure to provide heavier arms to help them battle Assad’s better-equipped military. The international community is reluctant to send weapons partly because of fears they may fall into the hands of extremists who have been gaining influence among the rebels. But U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry announced on Thursday that the Obama administration was giving an additional $60 million in assistance to Syria’s political opposition and would, for the first time, provide non-lethal aid directly to the rebels. In their first official state-

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In this image taken from video filmed on Thursday and released Saturday evening, Syrian President Bashar Assad speaks during an interview with the Sunday Times. ments on the U.S. decision, the Syrian and Iranian foreign ministers accused Washington of having double standards and warned it will only delay an end to the civil war. Iran is a staunch ally of the Syrian regime and has stood by the embattled Assad throughout the conflict. Syrian Foreign Minister Walid al-Moallem and his Iranian counterpart, Ali Akbar Salehi, also set clear parameters for any future talks with the opposition, saying that whether Assad stays or goes will be decided in presidential elections scheduled for next year. Salehi went further to say Assad may run for another term. “Assad is Syria’s legal president until the next elections. Individuals have the freedom to run as candidates. Until that time, Assad is Syria’s president,” Salehi said at a joint news conference in Tehran. Al-Moallem said the Syrian people have the right to choose their leaders through the ballot box. The remarks are likely to complicate already faltering diplomatic efforts to start a dialogue between the government and the opposition,

which has offered to join talks with regime elements but insists that Assad must step down. The U.N. estimates that 70,000 people have died since the uprising against Assad began in March 2011. Syria’s opposition chief has offered to sit down for talks with regime elements, but insists that Assad must step down. Al-Moallem said it was inconceivable that Washington would allocate $60 million in assistance to Syrian opposition groups while it continues to “kill the Syrian people” through economic sanctions imposed against the country. “If they truly wanted a political settlement, they wouldn’t punish the Syrian people and finance (opposition) groups with so-called non-lethal aid,” he said. “Who are they kidding?” The Damascus official called Syria’s sovereignty a “red line.” He directly accused Turkey and Qatar and other countries he did not name of supporting and funding “armed terrorist groups” operating in Syria, using the regime’s terminology for the rebels.

Richard H. ‘Dick’ Zimmerman SALINA – Richard H. “Dick” Zimmerman was born February 8, 1921, in rural Harvey County south of Burrton, Kansas. He was the son of Samuel R. and Alice E. (Vollweider) Zimmerman. He graduated from Mt. Hope High School, Business College, and the Wisconsin School of Banking. He was a member of Mount Hope Lodge #238; Scottish Rite and Shriners, a member of the First United Methodist Church of Salina, and a Charter Member of the First United Methodist Church of Fountain Hills, Arizona. He married C. Earlene Blubaugh on July 14, 1940, in Preston, Kansas. He is survived by his wife of 72 years, Earlene; a son, Rev. Richard E. Zimmerman and Carolyn of McPherson; two daughters, Paula and Robert Trimble of Mukilteo, Washington, and Terri Zimmerman of Fountain Hills, Arizona; six grandchildren, Terri Trimble and Dilip Argarwal of Twickenham, England; Susan McCoy and Jon of ElDorado; Galen R. Zimmerman and Kim of Killeen, Texas; Christi Kreutz and Steve of Everett, Washington; Stephen Zimmerman of Hutchinson; Bryan Trimble of Louisiana; twelve great grandchildren and five great-great-granddaughters. He was preceded in death by his parents, Sam and Alice, an infant daughter, Anita Kay, a brother, Fred L. Zimmerman, and sisters, Pauline Crawford and Nadine Zimmerman. There will be no visitation. Friends may sign the guest book at Ryan Mortuary, 137 North Eighth, Salina, Kansas. Memorial service will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday, March 5, 2013, at the First United Methodist Church, 122 North Eighth, Salina. Private graveside services will be Wednesday, March 6, 2013, in Halstead Cemetery, Halstead, Kansas. The family suggests memorials to the First United Methodist Church, Presbyterian Manor, Salina Regional Health Foundation, or Kansas Wesleyan College.

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Wes Mohr, 79, died Friday March 1, 2013. He was born in Sandford, August 29, 1933, the son of David and Anna Bair Mohr. He was a member of Park Place Christian Church and MOHR had owned and operated Mohr Auto Service since 1969. Wes was an avid HCC basketball fan. On April 19, 1998, he married Karen R. Althaus in Hutchinson. She survives. Other survivors include: his children, Cheryl Asher (Don), Independence, Mo., Marla Derstein (Vern), Lincoln, Mo., Jeanette Field, Nickerson, Deann Gisel (Dennis), Lawrence, Kathy Bush (Larry), Hutchinson, Tina Espinosa (Rick), Campbell, Calif., and Wesley Mohr, Jr. (Lisa); stepchildren, Eldon Stefanski, Jeff Stefanski, both of Great Bend, Marty Althaus, Hutchinson, and Sandra Baumann (Mark), Sunrise Beach, Mo.; two brothers, Kenneth, Bluffton, S.C., and David, Hutchinson; two sisters, Arleta Detherage, Great Bend, and Jean Conley, Hot Springs, S.D.; 22 grandchildren; and 20 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, a sister, Alice Scheferkort and two wives, Donita Bronson and Ida Mae DeBoard. Funeral will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday, March 5, 2013, at Park Place Christian Church with the Rev. Dr. Kim Biery officiating. Visitation will be from 5 to 9 p.m. Sunday and from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday with the family present from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at Elliott Mortuary, Hutchinson. Burial will be in Lerado Cemetery. Memorial gifts may be made to the church or the American Diabetes Association, both in care of Elliott Mortuary, 1219 North Main, Hutchinson, KS 67501. Visit to leave a condolence or remembrance for Wes’ family.

STERLING – Jennie Jo Newby, 94, died Feb. 28, 2013, at her resident, Sterling. She was born May 7, 1918, in Bristol, Colo., the daughter of Benjamin T. and Beda E. Bogue White. She graduated from NEWBY Granada High School, Granada, Colo., received a Bachelor of Science Degree from Sterling College in 1966, and a Masters Degree from Emporia State University. A resident of Sterling since 1938, she was a media specialist/teacher at Nickerson Elementary School, wife, and mother. She belonged to the United Presbyterian Church, Ladies Missionary Society, all of Sterling, was a former member of Bristol United Presbyterian Church, Bristol, Colo. She was a member of M.I.C., Riche County Retired Teachers Association, NEA, KNEA, National Librarian Association, and a former Brownie/Girl Scout Leader and Sunday School Teacher. On July 4, 1941, she married Gerald C. “Jerry” Newby in Garden City. He died Nov. 26, 1998. Survivors include: daughter, Jerene Stadalman, St. John; son, Ben, Sterling; sisters, Betty E. Watters, Odessa, Washington, and Margaret I. Oden, Kansas City, Ks; grandson, Jason Stadalman; and two great-grandchildren, Jaxon, and Jayden Stadelman. She was preceded in death by half-brothers, Ward, Fagin, and Briggs White. Funeral will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday March 6, 2013, at the United Presbyterian Church, Sterling, with the Revs. Seth Svaty, Kendal Connor, and Marvin Ewertt presiding. Visitation will be from 2 to 7 p.m. Tuesday March 5, 2013, at Birzer Funeral Home, Sterling, with the family present from 5 to 7 p.m. Private family inurnment will be in Sterling Community Cemetery at a later date. Memorials may be sent to Sterling Presbyterian Manor, in care of Birzer Funeral Home, Sterling.

Roy B. Long, 88, died February 28, 2013, at his home. He was born April 5, 1924, at Rice, Texas, the son of Roy L. and Jimmie (Moore) Long. A longtime resident of Hutchinson, he was LONG retired President of Singleton-Joyce Optical Service of Hutchinson. He served as a Naval Aviator during World War II and the Korean Conflict. On December 4, 2001, he married Pat H. Windholz. She survives. Other survivors include: children, Ronald F. Long and his wife Judi, Lawrence, Evan Windholz and wife Karen, Traverse City, Mich., Teresa Hood and husband David, Colleyville, Texas; grandchildren, Jon P. Long and wife Laure, Rona D. Johnson and husband Keller, Christine and Megan Wolgast, Alex and Kathryn Windholz, Margaret and Steven Hood and Brittany Gayle Schmidt; and great-grandchildren, Lola and Jameson Long, Evelee and Finley Johnson and Kayden Self. He was preceded in death by his parents, and wives, Joyce L. Long and Margilee Long. Cremation has taken place. Memorial service will be at 11 a.m. Monday, March 4, 2013, at Grace Episcopal Church with The Right Reverend Michael P. Milliken presiding. Friends may sign the book from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday at Elliott Mortuary, Hutchinson. Memorials may be made to Hospice of Reno County, or Cancer Council of Reno County, both in care of Elliott Mortuary, 1219 N. Main, Hutchinson, KS, 67501. Please visit to leave condolences for Roy’s family.

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AROUND THE STATE Donna Bender Minneola Bette Billinger Hoisington Evelyn Byrum Dodge City Marjorie Coffman Newton Eva Curtiss Lawrence James Frickey Sr. McPherson Frank Little Newton Jennie Newby Sterling Howard Rathbun McPherson Maurice Regier North Newton Jerry Webb Garnett Richard Zimmerman Salina Luella Zuercher Whitewater


Eva Louise Curtiss LAWRENCE – Eva Louise (Lawson) Curtiss, 79, passed away on February 24, 2013 at her home in Lawrence, KS. She was born on November 21, 1933 to Ernie James and Velma May (Richardson) Lawson in Hutchinson, KS. Eva grew up in Hutchinson KS and graduated from HutchinCURTISS son High in 1951. Eva married Kelley J. Curtiss in 1952 in Hutchinson, KS. They were happily married for 60 years. She enjoyed being with her family, gardening, and music. Eva was a member of the United Methodist Church. She was the proud mother of six children and one stepson. Eva is survived by her spouse, Kelley, of Lawrence, KS; three daughters, Cleon Curtiss of the home, Melody Curtiss (Jamie Beletz) of Seattle, WA, and Lyric (Larry) Bartz of Lawrence, KS; three sons, Kelley (Myra) Curtiss of Colwich, KS, Kevin (Darcy) Curtiss of Kansas City, KS, Patrick (Martha Coffman) Curtiss of Lawrence, KS, and her stepson Ronald (Amelia) Curtiss of Guatemala City, GT. She is also survived by thirty-five grandchildren, seventeen great-grandchildren, and two sisters-in-law, Patricia Tratham and Donna Adcock, and many nieces and nephews. Eva was preceded in death by her parents and her sisters, Goldie Helflin and Pat Baytosh. A private family celebration of life will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers the family requests memorial donations be made to the Scleroderma Foundation (300 Rosewood Drive, Suite 105, Danvers, MA 01923), the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America (322 8th Avenue, 7th Floor, New York, NY 10001) or the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society (1311 Mamaroneck Avenue, Suite 310, White Plains, NY 10605). Condolences may be left on Eva Curtiss’s online guest book at

James H. Frickey Sr. McPHERSON – James Harold “Jim” Frickey Sr., 76, died March 1, 2013. He was born Nov. 3, 1936. On Nov. 28, 1964, he married Kathleen Teresa “Kay” Kelly. She died Sept. 13, 2009. Survivors include: children, Joseph F., Steve Meier, Jane E. Doverspike, Patricia A. Frickey, James H. “Jim” Jr. and Kimberly K. Becker; sister, Judy Shean; 13 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. Funeral 11 a.m. Thursday at Glidden-Ediger Chapel, McPherson. Visitation 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at the chapel, with family present 5 to 7 p.m. Inurnment 10:30 a.m. Saturday in McPherson Cemetery.

Bette M. Billinger HOISINGTON – Bette M. Billinger, 96, died Feb. 28, 2013, at Clara Barton Hospital, Hoisington. She was born July 30, 1916, to Fred and Alice Alt. She was a Registered Nurse, working both in BILLINGER hospitals and private practices in the Denver area, until her retirement. Mrs. Billinger was a Hoisington resident since 2011, living at Country Place Living, coming from Denver. On April 11, 1942, she married the love of her life, Edmund Raymond Billinger in Tacoma, Wash. He died Oct. 23, 2011. Survivors include: three sisters-in-law, Clementine Shives, Hoisington, Barbara Knoll, Derby, and Rosalie Fabricius, Great Bend. She was a beloved aunt to many nieces and nephews. Inurnment will be in Golden Belt Memorial Park, Great bend, at a later date. There will be no visitation. Cremation has taken place. Memorials may be sent to the Clara Barton Foundation or Country Place Living Activity Fund, in care of Bryant Funeral Home, Great Bend. Condolences may be sent and notice viewed at

Jerry D. Webb GARNETT – Jerry D. Webb, 47, died March 1, 2013. He was born Oct. 23, 1965, to Kenneth and Virginia Lee Dean Webb. Survivors include: mother, Virginia Webb; five sisters, Carol Scheuerman, Mary Ann Webb, Beverly Yoder, Janice Davidson, and Joyce Trammell; several nieces, nephews, aunts and uncles; and many friends. Funeral 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, at Feuerborn Family Funeral Service Chapel, Garnett. Family will greet friends from 6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home. Burial will be in Garnett Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to W.I.N.G.S. or Midland Hospice.

Howard W. Rathbun McPHERSON – Howard W. “Choc” Rathbun, 78, died March 1, 2013. He was born Jan. 4, 1935. On May 3, 1958, he married Karen Kay Andrews. She died June 10, 2011. Survivors include: son, Curtis; granddaughter, Ashley Tucker; great-grandson, Easton Tucker; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral 10 a.m. Thursday at Stockham Family Funeral Home, McPherson. Graveside service 2 p.m. Thursday in Mount Hope Cemetery, Mankato. Visitation 3 to 7 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home, with family present 5 to 7 p.m. Memorials to the McPherson County Humane Society.

Marjorie Z. Coffman NEWTON – Marjorie Z. Coffman, 84, died Friday March 1, 2013 at Asbury Park, Newton. She is survived by: her husband, Robert D. Coffman of Wichita; sons, Donaven Coffman, El Dorado, and Brenton Coffman, Newton; daughters, Cynthia Montgomery, and Alisa West, both of Wichita. Memorial service will be at a later date this spring. Memorials may be sent to the American Diabetes Association, in care of Petersen Funeral Home, Newton.

Frank A. Little NEWTON – Frank A. Little, 91, died March 2, 2013, at Asbury Park, Newton. Arrangements are pending with Petersen Funeral Home, Newton.

Maurice L. Regier NORTH NEWTON – Maurice L. Regier, 71, died March 1, 2013, at his home, North Newton. Arrangements are pending with Broadway Colonial Funeral Home, Newton.

Evelyn D. Byrum DODGE CITY – Evelyn D. Byrum, 84, died March 1, 2013. She was born Nov. 13, 1928. On Jan. 9, 1949, she married John W. Byrum. He died Oct. 5, 2000. Survivors include: daughters, RaDonna Fancher, Jeannette Loewen, Diane Ebeling, and Norma Clark-Evans, and Mona Byrum-Bonner; sisters, Virginia Naugle, and Thelma Irene Bloomquist; 11 grandchildren; and 22 great-grandchildren. Funeral 10:30 a.m. Monday at United Methodist Church, Jetmore. Burial 2 p.m. Monday in Larned Cemetery. Visitation 1 to 8 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at Beckwith Funeral Home Jetmore.


Hayden known to family as ‘the Brick’ BY KATHY HANKS The Hutchinson News

STAFFORD – John Henry Hayden’s mother called him “the Brick.” But, not because he was a solid kind of guy. “So many times she told me John was the gold brick of the family,” said Bernice, his wife of 65 years. Hayden, 97, died at his Stafford home on Feb. 23. He was born inside the sod dugout his parents had constructed on the land they were homesteading near Lamar on the treeless plains of eastern Colorado. His earliest childhood memories were on the family claim. There was even an early family photo with a passel of kids standing on the flat roof of the primitive home. At the time of his death, Hayden was the only original family member still holding onto his portion of the homestead, all the other shares had been split and split again among the descendents. “It’s something very special the family has,” said Bernice Hayden. By the time Hayden was seven, the land was theirs, and they rented the grassland and moved to Stafford. His father was more a carpenter than a farmer. His mother supplemented the income making quilts. Those quilts came in handy when the dust storms came. His mother would wet her handiwork and hang it in the windows to help keep out the dust. To help his parents, he would find work outside the home and then return at noon to fix lunch for his younger siblings. “He was better than the rest of them,” she said. “He was a jewel.” During World War II he was a mechanic in the U.S. Navy, stationed in Hawaii.

Then it was back to Kansas and any work he could find, from ditch digging to sanding wood floors. And then he moved on to oil field work. He saved up enough money to visit his brother in Indiana, and then got stuck in the state after an ice storm that knocked down electrical wires. “By the time the storm cleared, he was out of money,” she said. “He began working to repair the telephone lines.” He also met Bernice who was working in a café. Eventually they dated and were married on May 16, 1948. They moved back to Kansas without a job. But, before they had even unpacked, their luck turned. “A fellow knocked on the door and said he needed a derrick hand. He went to work that night in the oil field,” she said. Along with Bernice he is survived by a son, Michael “Pete” Hayden; daughters, Corrinna Perry, Katina Griffith, and Lisa Radloff, 11 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren. “When we all get together there are 42 of us,” Bernice said. After spending 19 years in Ulysses doing irrigation pipeline work, they moved back to Stafford again and worked for the city. He eventually retired for good when he was 79. He enjoyed life; despite the fact that he could hardly see or hear and had a pacemaker. He appreciated that he was taken care of by Bernice at their home. “I fed him every bite he could eat,” she said. In the last couple weeks he mainly took drops of liquid. She had been feeding him that afternoon and noticed his hands were cold. Then she kissed his forehead, and gave him more drops of water. She felt his pulse, but he was gone at 3:15 p.m.

Luella H. Zuercher Donna M. Bender WHITEWATER – Luella H. Zuercher, 76, died March 1, 2013, at the Catholic Care Center, Bel Aire. Arrangements are pending with Lamb Funeral Home, Whitewater.

MINNEOLA – Donna Mae Bender, 83, died March 1, 2013, at Minneola District Hospital. Arrangements are pending with Minnis Mortuary, Minneola.

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Girls flood the HGA gym, practicing their moves in a variety of disciplines, to ready their routines for gymnastics meets all across Kansas and the Midwest.

Gettin’ in the swing The girls of Hutchinson Gymnastics Academy spend countless hours of their weeks preparing to be good off their feet. Flipping, swinging, cartwheeling, and flying through the air are just a few of the skills these girls work tirelessly to perfect to get ready for competition. But despite a few bumps and bruises and twisted arms, this army of gymnasts keep coming back for more and teams around the state are beginning to take notice. These photos are from the two weeks prior to the gym's run-up to a gymnastics meet in Galva, Kansas. For more photos from practice and the meet, look for a slideshow on

Photos by Aaron Marineau

Taylor Pickering, 10, competes in the floor exercise during a meet in Galva, Kansas.

HGA coach Lauren Gaylon (third from right) started out doing gymnastics at the age of 5. Coached by her dad and current HGA owner Tim Morris, Gaylon developed into one of the best gymnasts in the state. Now a mother and coach herself, Lauren passes down her expertise to the girls of HGA's gym. "You can really see it. These girls have such natural talent," said Gaylon.

Taylor Pickering, 10, laughs after getting poked by Amelia Ontjes, 8, (left) during a break in practice. While a performance reqires their full focus and attention, the occasional break during practice gives the girls plenty of time to play around and have fun with each other.

Above: HGA head coach and owner Ted Morris never planned on being a gymnastics coach. It all started when his daughter Lauren started competing at age 5. "I just fell into it. As my daughter got more involved so did I," said Morris. Left: Taylor Pickering (right) and Emma Ontjes (center), both of HGA, stand on the podium with their trophies after taking first and third in the overall competition in the 10 and under classification during a meet at Canton-Galva Elementary School in Galva, Kansas on Saturday, February 23, 2013. "We're finally getting to a place where people expect us to do well. It's a good feeling," said Head Coach Ted Morris.

Gov. Sam Brownback missed signing a proclamation for Severe Weather Awareness Week – because of severe weather. The proclamation ceremony was originally set for Feb. 22, but was postponed because of snowstorms that struck the state Feb. 20. The signing instead took place Feb. 28. A statewide tornado drill will be Tuesday,according to a news release. Social media events include “Build a Disaster Kit” on Monday, “Make a Plan” on Tuesday, “Tornado Awareness Day” on Wednesday, “Get a NOAA Weather Radio Day” on Thursday and “Let’s Talk: Twitter Severe Weather Awareness Talk” on March 8. Go to and click Kansas Preparedness Challenge for more. – Kristen Roderick Dancing boxer Former Garden City boxer Victor Ortiz will be on the next season of “Dancing with the Stars.” The boxer is known for his fight against Floyd Mayweather Jr., involving a controversial finish where Mayweather shot out a left hand and followed it with a right that put Ortiz down in his corner, according to The Associated Press. Prior to the match, Ortiz was named the WBC World Welterweight Champion after beating Andre Berto in 2011 in a unanimous decision. Ortiz learned how to fight at a local boxing gym in Garden City, according to The AP. He made his way to California and began boxing in a professional gym. Other cast members on “Dancing with the Stars” include Wynonna Judd, D.L. Hughley, Jacoby Jones, Lisa Vanderpump, Andy Dick, Zendaya Coleman, Aly Raisman, Ingo Rademacher, Kellie Pickler and Dorothy Hamill. The season premieres at 7 p.m. March 18 on ABC. – Kristen Roderick Published writer A Hutchinson woman will have her writings published in the Columbia Chapter of the Missouri Writers Guild. Marilyn Hope Lake will have writings in the section “Well Versed 2013: Literary Works.” It is a compilation of entries in the 2012 contest. Lake will have a short fiction piece, “Murder Will Tell,” and three poems: “Haiku,” “First Love Lost” and “Homage to Marilyn Monroe.” She also had work published in the 2011 and 2012 editions of “Well Versed: Literary Works.” Her writings, plus “Old Father Ramblings: A Pearl Harbor Survivor’s Thoughts on Life,” are available on, according to a news release. – Kristen Roderick

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Lisa Volk / Peter Miller

Lisa Volk and Peter Miller, both of Galveston, Texas, announce their engagement. The wedding is planned

Mikaela Fredrickson / Charlie Ruble

for May 24 in Galveston. The bride-elect graduated from Kansas State University and Wichita State University with a Doctorate Degree in Physical Therapy. She is a Physical Therapist at UTMB in Galveston. The bridegroom-elect graduated from Tabor College and Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences with a Doctor of Osteopathy Medicine (D.O.) Degree. He is a Resident in Anesthesiology at UTMB in Galveston.

Mikaela Fredrickson and Charlie Ruble, both of Hutchinson, announce their engagement. Parents of the couple are

Kaitlyn Haynes / Casey Hatfield

Mr. and Mrs. Jim Haynes, Larned, announce the engagement of their daughter, Kaitlyn Ashley, to Casey Michael Hatfield, son of Mr. and Mrs. Rick Hatfield, Miltonvale. Grandparents of the bride-elect are Ernest and Betty Ashley, and Stan and Norma Haynes, all of Larned. Grandparents of

the bridegroom-elect are Miriam France, Hope, and the late Lloyd France and Richard and Ruby Hatfield. The wedding is planned for June 1 at First Presbyterian Church in Larned. The bride-elect graduated in 2008 from Larned High School. She graduated Magna Cum Laude from Baker University, Baldwin City in December 2011. Kaitlyn is a second grade teacher at Phinney Elementary School in Larned. The bridegroom-elect graduated from Larned High School in 2007 and attended Fort Hays State University. He is an electrician for Haynes Electric Inc. in Larned.

Tierney Fredrickson, Hutchinson, Mike Fredrickson, Bolivar, Mo., Lois Ruble, Newton, and Charles Ruble, Hutchinson. The wedding is planned for April 27 at the United Methodist Church in Mount Hope. The couple both graduated from Haven High School. The bride-elect attended Hutchinson Community College and they are self-employed and owners of Ruble & Son Trucking in Hutchinson.

Larre and Delores Eschliman

Larre and Delores Eschliman, Hutchinson, will observe their 60th wedding anniversary on March 7. They will celebrate the event at a later date. Larre and the former Delores Backman were married March 7, 1953, at the Presbyterian Church in Huntley, Wyo. He is a retired Presbyterian pastor, serving

20 years at Gresham/Staplehurst and Gothenberg Churches in Nebraska, then 18½ years in Minneapolis (Kan). His closing years of service were as Interim pastor, twice at Forest Park Presbyterian Church in Hutchinson and four months in Kingman. She is a homemaker and a library aide at an elementary school and formerly was a public librarian for 17 years. Their children and spouses are Keith and Heidi, Hutchinson, Bruce and Doris, Coon Rapids, Minn., and Clark and Penny, Olathe. They have seven grandchildren. Cards may be sent to 76 Eastwood Drive, Hutchinson, KS 67502.

80-PLUS BIRTHDAY Norma Lee Smith, Hutchinson, will celebrate her 80th birthday with a family dinner. She was born March 5, 1933, to I.C. and Opal Montford in Turon. During high school she accompanied SMITH choruses and soloists and played the piano and organ at the then Turon Christian Church. She married Glynne Smith and the family moved to South Hutchinson in 1964. She held many local, district and conference positions in the South Hutchinson United Methodist Church, the Kansas West Conference and the S.H. United Methodist Women. She was a Lay Speaker and spoke at many churches in the Hutchinson District. She sang in the choir for 35 years, performed in the Reno Choral Society for 25 years and was a member of the Sounds of Ahs. Businesses where she worked include: The Hutchinson News, Hutchinson Clinic, First National Travel Agency, KCSL and will retire after eight years as receptionist from the YMCA this month. Her children are Mike and

Ruth Smith, Rhonda and Marty Gisick, Susie and Bob Turner, and the late Marcy Phelan. She has eight grandchildren and spouses and 12 great-grandchildren. Cards may be sent to 3101 N. Plum, Apt. 709, Hutchinson, KS 67502. Joan Temaat, Spearville, will celebrate her 80th birthday with a come and go reception from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday at the Senior Center in Spearville. She was born March 9, 1933, to Walter and Clara Demuth, and married Robert Temaat on Aug. 26, 1952. TAMAAT Her children are John and Esther, Dennis and Joyce, all of Dodge City, Tom and Janet, Carrolton, Texas, Connie and Calvin, Buffalo, Mo., and Mike and Cheryle, Leonardville. She has 14 grandchildren and 17 greatgrandchildren. No gifts please. Cards and memories are encouraged and may be sent to her at 10128 129 RD, Spearville, KS 67876. Annie Goss, Hutchinson, will celebrate her 90th birth-

day with an open house from 2 to 4 p.m. March 10 at her home at 424 E. 5th Ave. All friends and family are welcome. She was born March 1, 1923, and was married to Lincoln Goss for 62 years. He is deceased. She worked for her husband’s GOSS company and belongs to several local organizations. Her children are David Goss, Sheila Weaver, Coleen Oberle, Patrick Goss, Frank Goss, Clare Jean Gonzales, and Angelita Mejia. She has 16 grandchildren 23 greatgrandchildren. Cards may be sent to her at 424 E. 5th Ave., Hutchinson, KS 67501 Walter D. Friesen, Hutchinson, will celebrate his 80th birthday Saturday with a family dinner hosted by his children, Cheryl and Gary Dirks, Sandra and Max FRIESEN Fuqua, Steven and Darren and Jessie Friesen.

He and his wife, Adeline, have six grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Cards may be sent to him at 33 Sunflower Ave., Hutchinson, KS 67502. Homer Wedel, Moundridge, will celebrate his 90th birthday on March 4. He was born in 1923 in Moundridge and married Marie Goering in 1944. He is a retired farmer and Pioneer Seed WEDEL salesman. His children are Frank and Susan Wedel, Leoti, and Carla Shilts, Moundridge. He has seven grandchildren and six great grandchildren. Cards may be sent to him at 200 17th Vlg. No.11, Moundridge, KS 67107. Wilma Fraser, Larned, will celebrate her 100th birthday with a reception from 2 to 5 p.m. Saturday in the Glory Be Room at 7th and Broadway in Larned. Hosts for the reception are her daughters Judy and Janet, and they invite all friends, relatives, former students and community members to share this wonderful event with their mother.

SCHOOL LUNCHES USD 308 Hutchinson Hutchinson High School Monday: Sloppy Joe, grapes, peas and carrots, seasoned wedges Tuesday: Bean and cheese burrito, refried beans, apple, seasoned corn Wednesday: Chicken and noodles, mashed potatoes, green beans, tropical fruit, hot roll Thursday: Hamburger, baked beans, mixed fruit, baby carrots Friday: Fish sticks, cheesy potatoes, steamed broccoli, mandarin oranges, honey wheat breadstick Hutchinson Middle/ Elementary schools Monday: Sloppy Joe, grapes, peas and carrots, seasoned wedges Tuesday: Bean and cheese burrito, refried beans, apple, seasoned corn Wednesday: Chicken and noodles, mashed potatoes, green beans, tropical fruit, hot roll Thursday: Hamburger, baked beans, mixed fruit, baby carrots Friday: Fish sticks, cheesy potatoes, steamed broccoli, mandarin oranges, honey wheat breadstick USD 309 Nickerson–South Hutchinson Monday: N/A Tuesday: N/A Wednesday: N/A Thursday: N/A Friday: N/A

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USD 310 Fairfield Monday: Turkey fritter, mash potatoes and gravy, carrots, mandarin oranges, biscuit Tuesday: Ravioli, peas, broccoli florets, peach halves, cheese breadsticks Wednesday: Taco crunch, black bean salsa, salad, tomatoes, pineapple tidbits Thursday: Hamburger, crinkle fries, baked beans, tropical fruit Friday: No school USD 312 Haven Monday: Hamburger, lettuce, tomato, steamed carrots, fruit cocktail, cereal bar, fruit choice Tuesday: Chicken nuggets, mashed potatoes and gravy, fresh broccoli, roll, strawberries and banana, fruit choice Wednesday: Chili with corn chips, cucumbers, cinnamon roll, oranges, fruit choice Thursday: Pork roast, corn on the cob, spinach salad, biscuit, kiwi, fruit choice Friday: No school Haven Grade School Monday: Chicken wrap, romaine and tomato, Spanish rice, steamed carrots, tropical fruit Tuesday: Spaghetti with meat sauce, garden spinach salad, fresh grapes Wednesday: Taco salad, whole grain corn tortilla, salsa, refried beans, cinnamon puff, pineapple chunks Thursday: Chicken and noodles, mashed potatoes, green beans, orange wedges

Friday: No school Partridge Grade School Monday: Chicken wrap, lettuce, tomato, Spanish rice, carrots and dip, peaches Tuesday: Pork rib on bun, tri taters, green beans, pears Wednesday: Baked ham, cheesy mashed potatoes, fresh veggies, applesauce Thursday: Pizza casserole, tossed salad, orange jell-o, garlic cheese Friday: No school Yoder Charter School Monday: N/A Tuesday: N/A Wednesday: N/A Thursday: N/A Friday: N/A USD 313 Buhler Monday: Chicken noodles, mashed potatoes, green beans, pineapple, whole wheat roll Tuesday: Crispito, cheese broccoli, refried beans, fresh fruit Wednesday: Taco crunch, lettuce, salsa, carrot sticks, applesauce, whole wheat cinnamon puff Thursday: Pig in a blanket, crinkle fries, corn, strawberries, cake Friday: No school Central Christian School Monday: Hamburger, waffle fries, fruit cocktail, brownie, chef salad, salad bar Tuesday: Chicken drum stick, rice, roll, sliced peaches, broccoli, corn

Wednesday: Chicken tetrazzini, diced cooked carrots, garlic bread, pineapple, chef salad, salad bar Thursday: Hot dog on bun, whole grain chips, waffle fries, baked beans, fruit cocktail Friday: No school Trinity Catholic High School Monday: Pig in a blanket, potato wedges, broccoli with cheese, apple Tuesday: Chicken tetrazzini, tossed salad, steamed carrots, garlic bread, strawberries Wednesday: Spaghetti with meat sauce, garden spinach salad, peas, garlic bread, peaches Thursday: Taco salad, corn chips and salsa, refried beans, cinnamon puff, pineapple Friday: Fish sandwich, sweet potato fries, green beans, whole wheat roll and jelly, oranges Holy Cross Catholic School Monday: Ham and cheese sandwich, potato wedges, broccoli, pears Tuesday: Pepperoni pizza, tossed salad, green beans, fruit Wednesday: Taco burger, refried beans, chips and salsa, oranges Thursday: Chili, corn, peaches, cinnamon roll Friday: Macaroni and cheese, peas, carrot sticks, apples

Braden and Stacy Irvin

Stacy Danae Schneider and Braden Chase Irvin were united in marriage in a double-ring ceremony at 2 p.m. Sept. 29 at Holy Cross Catholic Church in Hutchinson. Parents of the couple are Richard and Janet Schneider, Beth Irvin, all of Hutchinson, and Mike Irvin, Olsburg. Maid of honor was Jen-

nifer Clasen, Hutchinson. Bridesmaids were Machella Irvin, sister of the groom, Lawrence, Kristie King, cousin of the bride, Manhattan, and Candace Angell, Lawton, Okla. Best man for his brother was Jaron Irvin, Sterling. Groomsmen were Jared Schneider, Lenexa, Justin Schneider, Port Arthur, Texas, brothers of the bride, and Brock Benard, Newton. After a wedding trip to San Francisco, the couple is at home in Hutchinson. The bride graduated from Hutchinson High School and Wichita State University. She is employed with Luminous Neon Inc. in Hutchinson. The bridegroom graduated from St. John High School and Kansas State University. He is employed with Data Center Inc., in Hutchinson.

Joseph and Joetta Mielke

Joseph and Joetta Mielke, Hutchinson, will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary with a card shower. Joseph and the former

Joetta Friesen were married March 6, 1953, in Hutchinson. He is retired from Cessna/Eaton Corp., and she is retired from Southwestern Bell Telephone Company. Their children are Robert and Angela Mielke, Hutchinson, and Steven and Marsha Mielke, St. George, Utah. They have four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Cards may be sent to them at 814 E. 30th Ave., Apt. 213, Hutchinson, KS 67502.

WHO’S NEW AUGUSTA Gemma Grace, daughter of James Martin and Lauren Engels, was born Feb. 23 at the Birth & Women’s Health Center in Yoder. Her sibling is Danilyn Engels 3½. Her grandparents are Darlene Engels, Andover, Dan Engels, Benton, and Jana and Donnie Martin, Towanda. Her great-grandparents are Marie and Vincent Martin, Augusta. HAVEN Isaac David, son of David and Katie Knepp, was born Feb. 18 at the Birth & Women’s Health Center in Yoder. His siblings are Ruby 7, Laura 5 and Amy 3. His grandparents are Sama and Faye Bontrager and Clayton and Ann Knepp, all of Haven. Isaac Martin, son of Rick and Heather Nall, was born Feb. 22 at the Birth & Women’s Health Center in Yoder. His siblings are James 5, Ricky 20, Travis 24, Melissa 34, Brian 32. His grandparents are Becky Grow, Duane Wiebe, Beryll Grow, and Joe Wiebe. His great-grandparents Jean Cochran, Anna Lee Wiebe and Audry Grow.

Chanute. Her great-grandparents are Shirley and Frankie Daniels, Chanute. Alaska Lynne, daughter of Ryan and Nicole Strait, was born Feb. 25 at Pratt Regional Medical Center. Her sibling is Maverick, 14 months. Her grandparents are Lynn Skaskini, Delmar, N.Y., Skip potter, Barre, Vt., and Chris and Cheryl Strait, Kingman. Her great-grandparents are Bernard Skaskini, Delmar, N.Y., Bill strait, Kingman, and Don Dauber, Hutchinson. PRATT Maci Lynn, daughter of Andrew and Jessica Harvey, was born Feb. 14 at Pratt Regional Medical Center. Her grandparents are Jed Tibbetts, Darci Jones, Al Hanvey and Ruth Hanvey. SEDGWICK Kent Eric, son of Eric and Amanda Rose, was born Feb. 20 at the Birth & Women’s Health Center in Yoder. His grandparents are Rhonda and Glenn Cutchens, Hendersonville, N.C., and Stephen and Carol Rose, Porterville, Calif.

HUTCHINSON Aiden Charles, son of Dale and Abbey Snell, was born Jan. 29 at Hutchinson Regional Medical Center. His grandparents are Gregg and Judy Stockstill and glen and Kerri Snell, all of McPherson. His great-grandparents are Homer Stockstill, Geneseo, and Joy Tharrington, Greenleaf, Idaho. His greatgreat-grandmother is Geneva Vinson, Alan Okla.

STAFFORD Avry Cooper, son of Clarence Mattox and Tina Farmer, was born Feb. 25 at Pratt Regional Medical Center. His siblings are Sydney 16, Harley 8 and Lucky 3. His grandparents are Randy and Wanda Arrington, and Clayton and Nancy Mattox, Stafford. His great-grandparents are Joanne McCune, Stafford, Mary Arrington, Wichita, and Sharon Smiley, Texhoma, Okla.

NASHVILLE Addyson Marletta, daughter of Chester Williams and Mandi Huffman, was born Feb. 24 at Pratt Regional Medical Center. Her grandparents are Debbie Reed-Huffman and Alan Huffman,

ST. JOHN Kasn Woodson, son of Jesse Mosman and Kaylene Rudy, was born Feb. 26 at Pratt Regional Medical Center. His grandparents are Aarron and Kris Rudy, Chip Mosman, Sandy Garden and Ross Garden.

YOUTH EARNS EAGLE SCOUT RANK Carlos “Charlie” Garcia, 16, Hutchinson, has earned Eagle Scout rank. He is the son of Carlos and Lisa Garcia, a sophomore at Trinity Catholic High GARCIA School, and a member of Troop 7303. His Scoutmaster is John Green. Charlie’s service project

was designing and building a Mars landscape at the Kansas Cosmosphere. Jack Wortman, Charlie’s grandfather, served as the main carpenter in building a new wall, valleys, craters and a volcano. Charlie directed fellow scouts and volunteers to paint and complete the project, and Jim Kicklighter was the troop advisor for the project. Financial support came from friends, family and local businesses.

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UNIVERSITY OF KANSAS HONOR ROLL Honor roll for the fall semester Anthony: Noah Ball; Belpre: Meredith Allison; Brownell: Kyle Grose; Buhler: Jesselyn Heide, Nichole Walton; Burdett: Mitchell Rucker; Burrton: Kara Boelk; Canton: Ashley Vogts, Tad Wedel; Chase: Chelsee Poskey; Cimarron: Kyle Maddox, Katelyn Ridenour; Claflin: Emily Beran, Ryan Bieberle, Holly Ney, Kelsey Strube, Stone Urban; Copeland: Brandon Koehn; Cunningham: Ashley Albers, Jodi Hageman, Lindsey Smith, Jessica Watkins; Danville: Kathryn Smith; Dodge City: Lindsay Astleford, Sunny Do, Codi Ehrlich, Jasmine Estrada, Caitlin Gibbs, Edward Guernsey, Sydney Matheny, Enrique Preciado, Emilyjane Pyle, Deena Shaath, Chase Tiemeyer, Tiffany Vo; Ellinwood: Katherine Linden, Kayla Schartz, Elijah Sturn; Ellsworth: Zachary Olson, Rebecca Olson, Tessa Shaw; Garden City; Lauren Deaver, Johnathan Fairbanks II, Erin Fulton, Heather Hansen, Chelsea Koksal, Amelia McVey, Jonathan Nguyen, Christina Nguyen, Kathy Nguyen, Tiffany Nguyen, Jonathan Tran, Kylie Travers; Garfield: Luke Greene; Great Bend: Cody Branham, Donna Craven, Alisha Cronise, Dylan Dreiling, Elizabeth Elliott, Brian Krampe, Israel Mendoza, Libbie Merritt, Austin Morgan, Kevin Pringle, Micca Schneider, Brandi Schneider; Greensburg: Lindsey

Heft, Eric White; Halstead; Casey Miles; Hanston: Jarred Salmans; Hesston: Riley Spencer, Olivia Unruh; Hoisington: Logan Harmon; Holcomb: Samantha Geier, Alyssa Oller, Zoe Shelden; Hugoton: Kaitlyn Hemann, Laci Kinser; Hutchinson: John Baumchen, Elias Birzer, Benjamin Braun, Paige Brown, Peter Calvillo, Kelsey Collins, Tessa Crane, Brett Dick, Adrienne Duarte, Danielle Ehrstein, Lindsey Eriksen, Tyler Fee, Casey Freeman, Trenton Gilkey, Kimberly Hall, Wil Heitschmidt, Molly Herring, Anna Holland, Sharai James, Sarah Kenning, Joshua Mendoza, Casey Miller, Jessica Miller, Hannah Myers, Anthony Navarro, Joshua Neufeld, Joshua Palmer, Chaun Palmer, Merritt Schenk, Rachel Seitz, Valerie Shea, Abbey Whisler, Kirsten Whitaker, Austin White, Benjamin Whitlow, William Woodworth, Blake Wright; Inman: Riley Sprunger; Iuka: Emma McNay; Kingman: Stephanie Funke, Haley Miller, Sarah Vanlandingham, Karly White, Kristen Wollen; Lakin: Jarett Sauer; Larned; Jeremy Snyder, Tabatha Snyder; Lewis; Ashley Clark, Autumn Smith; Liberal: Andrea Hart, Ramey Petty, Laura Randall; Lindsborg: Sara Anderson, Sarah Johnson, Cooper Nickel, Kristina Nielander, Wayd Thomas, ; Marienthal: Trinity Graff, Sarah Smith; Marion: Alicen Whitaker; McPherson: Max Archer, Sta-

cy Blagg, Connor Blankenship, Jack Campbell, Cody Fawl, Kassidy Glazner, Megan Godwin, Alicia Godwin, Drew Harger, Leigh Loving, Hannah Lujano, Alena Morrow, Staci Regier, Lindsey Roesti, Jeff Smith, Nicole Wentling; Meade: Sydney Headrick; Medicine Lodge: Corinne Christensen; Mount Hope: Olivia Graves; Nekoma: Jenna Maresch, Ness City; Joseph Flax; Newton: Christen Black, Kayla Bush, Taylor Claassen, Tiffany Fisher, Chelsea Gronau, Steven Harms, Philip Harms, Tedra Hett, Scott Kristenson, Stuart McConnell, Hugh McConnell, Riley Roberts, Lydia Seger, Bryce Volk, Rachel Volk, Kacy Wells, Allison Blough; Nickerson: Cody Smith; North Newton: Nicholas Jackson; Plains: Devenie Borth; Pratt: Ellie Eastes, Jake Garrett, Jordan Garrett, Heather Goertz, Hannah Taylor; Pretty Prairie: Emily Bergkamp; Satanta: Lana McDonald; Scott City: Emily Hess, Morgan Numrich, Brittany Varnado; Sedgwick: Katherine Johns, Jessica Mosiman; Spearville; Aaron Gunkel; Stafford: Allison Jackson; Sterling: Kole Britton; Sublette: Katelyn Marlin, Hope Simmons, Daryan Whaler; Syracuse: Pauls Burkett, Adam Zuzelski; Tribune: Celine Govert, Jacob Govert, Kaman Schneider, Adam Smith; Turon: Cheyenne Hansen; Ulysses: Alex Gustafson, Kcie Kinsinger.

The Antique & Collectors Club will meet at 6 p.m. Monday at Sirloin Stockade in Hutchinson. The speaker will be Mary Clark who will display and tell about her antique purses.Membership is open and guests are welcome. The Hutchinson Union Retirees Club will meet at 7 p.m. Monday at the Delos V. Smith Senior Center. Speaker Fred Patterson will discuss his weight loss program. The Hutchinson Iris Club will meet at 7 p.m. March 11 at the Delos Smith Senior Center, 101 W. 1st. Ave. The program will be “Garden Aches and Pains” by Joyce Elliott. Hostesses will be LaDeana Hindle and Rachel Hindle. The Thomadora 4-H Club met Jan. 14 at the Central Bank and Trust, and started off the New Year with revealing their New Year’s resolution. After the annual Leader’s report and other news, demonstrations were given by Jacob Grinstead on leadership, Jason Klamm who played a guitar and sang a song, and Ryan Klamm demonstrated dog training. The next meeting was on Feb.10 at Dillon Living Center. We had a quick business meeting before entertaining our guests by playing Valentine Bingo. The next meeting will be at 6:30 p.m. March 11, at Central Bank and Trust. The International Soroptimist Club of Hutchinson met Feb. 11 at the United Methodist Health Ministry

Building. The Luna Fest, a fundraiser for Breast Cancer Research, will be March 8 at the Kansas Cosmosphere and Space Center. Luna Fest is a series of short films on Women’s issues and should be of interest to all women. International Women’s Day is March 8 also. Freda Powell, south Central Regional Governor, recently was awarded Businesswoman of the year in Amarillo, Texas. The Women’s Show will be April 20 and the Health Fair in partnership with Hutchinson Regional Health Center will be the Health Care of the show. Keynote speaker is Christine Peckstein and entertainment will be Nikki Moddelmog. Zeta Gamma Chapter of Phi Beta Psi Sorority met Feb. 19 at Samplers Restaurant for a luncheon honoring the six founders who founded Phi Beta Psi on Feb. 15, 1904. Alice Marie Phillips reviewed the founding and everyone received a gift from their secret sister. Hostesses were Vi Hoffman and Jean Carpenter. Six members of the Alpha Gamma Master Beta Sigma Phi met Feb. 5 and Feb. 19 at the home of Eileen Hermes. Hostesses for the Feb. 5 meeting were Eileen Hermes and Jalayn Falk. The program was about the Delos Smith Senior Center and the many things they offer, and Delos V. Smith Jr., his role in life as a legacy of philanthropy. Hostesses for the Feb. 19 meeting were Eileen Hermes and Peg Erhard. Jalayne Falk gave the program on “The Art of Living – Growing Older Gracefully.” She was honored as the club’s Valentine Queen.

SUPPORT GROUPS Family Reno County Department of Aging, Educational Series, from 2 to 3 p.m. first Tuesday of each month. For information call 620-6942911. For topic see advertisement in Sunday’s The Hutchinson News. The Bereaved Moms Support Group meets at 7 p.m. every other Tuesday at 117 West 12th, Hutchinson, home of Jan Bretz. Call her at 620-662-0393 for information. LaLeche League of Hutchinson/Reno County, mother-tomother, encouragement and information on breast feeding, monthly meetings. For more information, call (620) 543-2861. Circles of Affection Program; aids children from homes with domestic violence or abuse to develop coping skills. Sexual Assault/Domestic Violence Center, phone (620) 665-3630 or crisis line (620) 663-2522. Help End Abusive Relationship Tendencies, (HEART). To provide support in assisting women in personal growth towards a violence-free relationship. Sexual Assault/Domestic Violence Center, Hutchinson (620) 665-3630, crisis line (620) 663-2522. Family Support Services, Department of Social & Rehabilitation Services, 600 Andrew Avenue, South Hutchinson. Contact Kris Stafford, (620) 663-5731, ext. 263. Caring and Sharing Support Group, to provide support for grandparents who have limited or no contact with their grandchildren or those grandparents who are adopting or raising their grandchildren. Meets first Thursday of every month. Contact Judy Mitchell, (620) 727-4700. The Compassionate Friends, offering support and understanding to bereaved parents, meets every third Monday of the month at 7 p.m. at Holy Cross Grade School, 2633 Independence Road (enter from Plum Street). Call Robin Barnes (620) 6636610. Mothers’ Support Group, at 117 West 12th Ave., a support group for mothers whose children ages 10 to 25 have died. Phone Jan BretzHughes for time and more information at (620) 662-0393. Blue Stars Mothers of Kansas meets at 7 p.m. the second Monday at Holy Savior Catholic Church, 13th and Erie, west of Hillside and east of I-35, Wichita. The organization is a support network for mothers whose sons and daughters are serving in the armed forces. For more information, call (620) 6635704. Parents and Siblings Support Group, people helping people who have lost a loved one, meets at 7 p.m. first Monday of each month, fellowship hall in Plains United Methodist Church, 601 Grand Avenue. (620) 563-7263. Therapy Group For Women who have loved ones struggling with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, meets from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesdays, 250 North Rock Road, Suite 130, Wichita, KS 67206. (In offices of Eastside Therapy Associates LLC) $15 per 2-hour group meeting. Payment arrangements available for those in need. Email: Therapy Group for Adult Females Striving to overcome the Effects of Childhood Abuse, meets from 6 to 8 p.m. Mondays at 250 North Rock Road, Suite 130, Wichita, KS 67206 (within offices of Eastside Therapy Associates LLC). $15 per 2-hour group meeting. Payment arrangements available for those in need. Email: Grief Support Group, meets from 3 to 4 p.m. first and third Tuesdays of each month at Asbury Park Retirement Community/Lg Activi-

ty Room, 200 SW 14th St., Newton, sponsored by Good Shepherd Hospice. For information call Sharlene at (316) 616-2277. Touchstones Support Group, meets at 1 p.m. Mondays in Room 214 at Trinity United Methodist Church, 17th and Main; 7 p.m. Tuesdays at Hutchinson Regional Medical Center Cafeteria; and 1 p.m. Thursdays, Cedars Wellness Chapel, 1021 Cedars Drive, McPherson. Companion Care Group meets at 6:30 p.m. the first Monday of the month at Cedars Wellness Center Chapel, McPherson; 9 a.m. every Monday at Hutchinson Regional Medical Center Cafeteria, and 7 p.m. (Women Only) at Trade Center Community Room, 1600 N. Lorraine. Drop-In Women’s Coffee Groups meet at 10 a.m. Tuesdays at Hospice Office Library, 1600 N. Lorraine, or Wednesdays at 9:30 a.m. at Downtown Sampler. DivorceCare – Divorce recovery seminar and support group; meets at 6:30 p.m. every Wednesday at First Church of God, 704 N. Jefferson. For more information, call the church office at 662-6689. Hospice Care of Kansas bereavement meeting – meets from 6:30 to 8 p.m. every third Thursday of the month at Hospice Care of Kansas Office, 120 N. Main. For more information call 664-5757. Hospice Care of Kansas bereavement meeting – meets from noon to 1 p.m. every fourth Thursday of the month at Crestview Bible Church, 2401 N. Halstead. For more information call 664-5757. Golden Belt Home Health & Hospice, Great Bend, meets from 6:30 to 8 p.m. the second and fourth Monday of each month (except Christmas Eve) in the Thelma Faye Harms Room, basement level of St. Rose Ambulatory and Surgery Center, 3615 Broadway. Health Women’s Cancer Support Group, meets from noon to 1 p.m. the second Tuesday of each month in the Hutchinson Regional Medical Center Chapel. Offered by a community partnership of Hutchinson Regiional Healthcare System, Hutchinson Clinic and Cancer Council of Reno County. The first meeting will be March 12. For information contact Kim or Amy Diabetes Support Group meets at 7 p.m. the first Thursday of each month in the conference rooms on the lower level of Hutchinson Regional Medical Center. For more information, call Anne Kimmel, RN MS CDE, (620) 665-2058 or visit Alzheimer’s or other Memoryrelated Disorders Support Group, 2:30 p.m. the first Thursday of each month, Ivy Room, Elm Grove Estates Assisted Living Community, 2416 Brentwood. Daycare is provided. Always open to the public. For more information, call (620) 663-9195, ext. 107. Wesley Towers Alzheimer’s Support Group, 3 to 4 p.m. every third Tuesday in the Sunflower room in the main 5-story Towers Building, 700 Monterey Place. For information call Kay Reger at 6941260. Alzheimer’s Disease Support Group, 7 p.m. the second Tuesday of each month, the Cedars, 1021 Cedars Drive, McPherson, call (620) 245-5000. Alzheimer’s/Dementia Support Group meets at 7 p.m. the third Monday of each month in the business office conference room at Pleasant View Nursing Home, 108 N. Walnut, Inman. For more infor-

mation, call Kim Brumley at (620) 585-6411. Victory in the Valley – Hutchinson, meets twice a month for survivors, family members or caregivers to share experiences and learn more about cancer and its treatment. The group meets for lunch at noon the first Monday of every month at Sirloin Stockade. The evening meeting is at 7 p.m. on third Tuesday of each month at the Eastwood Church of Christ, 2500 North Plum. For more information, call the office at (620) 663-5401, or Annie at (620) 662-6308. Cancer Support Group, meets at 2 p.m. second and fourth Wednesday of each month, Episcopal Parish House, 332 North Spruce, Kingman. For more information, call Judy at (620) 532-5290 or Deanna (620) 532-3803. First Connection Program meets at 2 p.m. on the first and third Tuesdays of the month at 2 p.m. at Heartland Cancer Center, 204 Cleveland, Great Bend. HCC is a part of the Central Kansas Medical Center. Community Low Vision Support Group for persons with macular degeneration, 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. second Monday of the month, Delos V. Smith Senior Center, (620) 6629403. Mid Kansas Help for persons with herpes, for more information, call (919) 361-8488. Prenatal care for low income families without insurance or medical card. Call Reno County Health Department, (620) 694-2900. Pre-pregnancy counseling. Think ahead. For an appointment, call (620) 694-2900. Prenatal counseling and education, great expectations. Call (620) 694-2900. Ostomy Association Support Group, 7 p.m., third Monday of the month, New Covenant (Forest Park) Presbyterian Church, 700 East 25th, Hutchinson, phone (620) 662-5705 or (620) 662-2239. Parkinson’s Support Group, 10 a.m. every second Thursday of each month in the Auditorium at the Hutchinson Public Library. For more information call Gary Hughes at 663-8180. Parkinson’s Disease Support Group, 10 a.m. every second Tuesday of each month, Prairie View Community Education Room, 1102 Hospital Drive, McPherson. (620) 245 5000. ALS “Lou Gehrig” Support Group meets at 2 p.m. the first Wednesday of every month. Grace Episcopal Church, 20th and Main, Hutchinson. 1-800-553-9056. Myasthenia Gravis Association meets four times a year. For meeting time, date and place call (816) 256-4100. Memory Loss Support Group meets at 2:30 p.m. first Thursday of every month in the Ivy Room at Elm Grove Estates., 2416 Brentwood, Hutchinson, phone (620) 6639195. The Central Kansas Polio Survivors Support Group generally meets from 10 a.m. to noon on the first Saturday of each month at the Delos Smith Senior Center, 101 W. First. All persons with physical disabilities, their supporters, and anyone who is interested are welcome. Meetings focus on friendship and informational topics, which apply to many physical disabilities. For more information, call Jean Graber at (620) 459-6355 or email Hutchinson Regional CPAP Support Group meets quarterly from 7 to 8 p.m. the second Monday of January, April, July and October 2012. Meetings will be held at the Sleep Diagnostic Center, 2701 N. Main in Hutchinson, in the lobby. We welcome all those that are effect-

ed by or curious about CPAP therapy. For more information, please call Hutchinson Regional Sleep Diagnostic Center at 620-665-1134. *For a cancellation of a meeting, listen to radio station KWBW 1450AM and/or KWCH channel 12 News. Oxygen Users Support Group for 02 users and support persons meets monthly at 2 p.m. the third Monday of the month in the Activity Room, McPherson Care Center, 1601 N. Main, McPherson. Purpose: Education and support. Hutchinson Ostomy Support Group, meets at 7 p.m. the third Monday of each month in the New Covenant Presbyterian Church, 700 E. 25th Ave., in Hutchinson. For more information call (620) 662-5705. HuSH MS (Hutchinson Self Help Multiple Sclerosis) meets from 4:30 to 6 p.m. the fourth Friday of each month (January through October 2012) in Conference Room A, First Floor, at Hutchinson Regional Medical Center, 1701 E. 23rd Ave. For information call Ruth at 662-3584, or Natasha at 960-2228. Singles S.A.L.T. (Singles Always Learning Together), a new singles Christian ministry meets at 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. Sundays in Fellowship Hall at Park Place Christian church, 2600 N. Adams. For divorced, widowed, never been married and all denominations. Separate divorce recovery classes also being offered. For information call Park Place Christian Church at 662-6665. Weight Gastric bypass surgery or laparoscopic gastric banding support group meets at 6:30 p.m. on the 4th Thursday of every month in the conference room, lower level of Hutchinson Hospital. Questions or concerns are addressed at the meetings. Over-eaters Anonymous meets from 10 to 11 a.m., every Saturday, Elmdale Community Center, 400 East E, call Jeanie at (620) 662-6513 for information. Weight Watchers, every Tuesday, Trinity United Methodist Church, 17th and Main, Room 215; weigh in 8:15 to 9 a.m. meeting at 9 to 9:30 a.m.; weigh in 5:15 to 6 p.m., meeting at 6 to 6:30 p.m. For more information, call 1-800-651-6000. Weight Watchers International, a new class meets 9 a.m. Saturdays at Hutchinson Regional Medical Center Pavilion. Weigh-in is at 8:15 a.m. TOPS No. 153 (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) will meet Thursdays for weigh-in from 9:15 to 10:15 a.m., meeting from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., New Covenant Presbyterian Church, 700 East 25th. Call Sue at (620) 662-3043 for details. TOPS No. 822, 4 to 6 p.m. every Wednesday of the month, Delos V. Smith Senior Center, 101 West 1st. (620) 665-6983. TOPS No. 424, Meets from 5:30 to 6 p.m. for weigh-in, meeting starts at 6 p.m. every Monday, Room 2, The Hutchinson Public Library, second floor auditorium, 901 North Main, phone (620) 665-8548 or 921-0699. TOPS No. 430, Weigh-in 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.; meet 12:30 to 1:30 p.m., every Monday, room 2, Hutchinson Public Library, 901 North Main. (620) 662-5985. TOPS No. KS 1113 meets at 5 p.m. every Wednesday in Teachers Lounge at Pretty Prairie Junior High School. For information contact Joyce Albright at (620) 459-6461. Substance Hutchinson Nicotine Anonymous, helping each other to live free of nicotine, will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesdays at 100 East 2nd Ave. For

more information, call Roz at 620 664-6145 or Linda at 620 921-5992. St. E’s Sobriety Society A. A. group, meets noon and 8 p.m. Monday through Friday, 8 a.m., noon, 6:30 p.m. (women’s) and 8 p.m. (candlelight) Saturdays, and 11 a.m., 6 and 8 p.m. Sunday at 2000 North Jackson. For more information, call (620) 662-5166. Grace’s Al-Anon group meets at 7 p.m. Monday at Grace Episcopal Church, 2 Hyde Park, call (620) 6634832. Monroe Alcoholics Anonymous meets every day at noon and 8 p.m.; Sunday at 11 a.m. and 8 p.m. Every third Saturday is speaker meeting and birthday night is the last Saturday of month at 8 p.m. 703 North Monroe. Phone (620) 259-6776. Gift of Life Narcotics Anonymous group meets at 10 a.m. noon, 6 and 8 p.m. Sunday, noon, 6 and 8 p.m. Monday through Saturday; all at 310 North Stevens. Call (620) 6625390 for more information. Celebrate Recovery meets at 6:30 p.m. every Tuesday night at Venue 302, 302 East 30th. A 12-step recovery program with support groups for all Hurts, Hang-ups and Habits. Call (620) 663-4164 or email: for information. Inner Room Al-Anon meets 8 p.m. Mondays, S.O.S. Club (back door to inner room), 216 South Main, McPherson. Newton Pathfinder Al-Anon meets 7:30 p.m. Mondays and Thursdays, AA Building, 221 Southeast 14th, Newton. Lyons Al-Anon meets 5:30 p.m. Oct. through April, 7:30 p.m. May through Sept. Wednesdays, Rotary Building, Taylor and Bell, Lyons. Liberal Al-Anon meets at 6 p.m. every Wednesday, First Methodist Church, 3rd and Grant, Liberal. Contact, Judy Kelland, (620) 626-5181. Misc. CAYA (Come as you are) a scripture based recovery group meets 7 p.m. Thursday. For information call (620) 664 8924. Toastmasters, for those interested in improving communication and leadership skills, meets at 11:30 a.m. Every Tuesday at Central Christian College in McPherson. For information call Carla Wyatt at (620) 504-6403. The Conversation Support Group meets at 3 p.m. every third Sunday at the Hard Back Café in Hastings. For information call Bill D. Johnston at (620) 662-3968 or (620) 708-2515. Young at Hearts, support group for persons over 55 from any area congregations, meet for song, prayer and praise every Thursday from 10 to 11:15 a.m., Delos V. Smith Senior Center, 101 West 1st. Enjoy singing, devotional and prayer times. For more information, call Ron Ogle at (620) 662-6836. Wiccan Support Group, meets every Saturday 6 to 9 p.m. at the Renaissance Shoppe, 9 South Main. For more information, call (620) 6624170. New Hope healing and restoration from abortion, Open Door Pregnancy Care Center, 315 W. 1st Ave., Hutchinson, (620) 728-2229. Wing of Love, Christian single parent family support group, meets 6 p.m. every Friday at Crossroads Christian Church, 43rd and Monroe, Hutchinson. For more information, call the church at (620) 663-9597. This support group listing is published the first Sunday of every month. If you would like to add or change a support group, please call the lifestyles department, The Hutchinson News, (620) 694-5700, ext. 330, or 1-800-766-3311, ext. 330.

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Lyons United Methodist Women Soup Supper – 5 p.m. Wednesday at John Wesley Hall at the Lyons United Methodist Church. A freewill offering will be accepted. Dinner will include chili, vegetable beef or potato soups and desserts. March Madness on Main Street – 5 p.m. Thursday at downtown McPherson. Come support The McPherson County Ulster Project event, where you can get samples of authentic Irish food, such as Irish beef stew, Irish soda bread, Irish hunter’s pie, Irish champ, cookies, Irish coffee and more while shopping. Tickets: adult, $10; children ages 6-12, $6. Younger than 5 are free. Tickets are available at Home State Bank, McPherson Main Street office; The Well, St. Joseph Church office, or by calling (620) 2450617. Literature with a Twist – 5:30 p.m. Friday at Bluebird Books, 2 S. Main St. Step back in time and learn about these vintage cocktails and the writers and artists who inspired them – the Papa Double, the Hoopla, the Algonquin and the Poet’s Dream. Cocktail samples, light appetizers and artistic inspiration provided. Tickets limited/RSVP required. Couples ticket: $25 – one book and event for two people. Single ticket: $20 – one book and event for one. Purchase tickets at Buebird Books or online at . It’s from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Scottish Shortbread Demonstration – 2 p.m. Saturday at Apron Strings, 201 S. Main St. Pam Wilson will help you get in the St. Patrick’s Day mood. These chocolate covered Scottish Shortbread bars, decorated in green, are sure to bring you luck. Annual Emancipation Pancake and Sausage Feed – 6:30 a.m. March 16 at Salvation Army, 700 N. Walnut St. All the pancakes you can eat from 6:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Donations: adults, $5; children under 12, $2. Easter Orange Bread – 2 p.m. March 23 at Apron Strings, 201 S. Main St. Join Pam Wilson as she demonstrates making her traditional Easter bunnies from orange sweet yeast bread. These are great for Easter morning breakfast.

SUPPORT GROUPS Take Shape for Life – 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at Hutchinson Public Library, 901 N. Main St.

CLASSES AND WORKSHOPS Dementia/Alzheimer’s Class – 1 p.m. Friday at Educational Strategies, 108 N. Main, Ellinwood. Cost is $45 with four CEU credits available for nurses and social workers. $10 off if you preregister before Tuesday. For more information, call Catherine Strecker at (620) 564-2510.

MEETINGS AND LECTURES Storm Fury on the Plains – 6:30 p.m. Monday at Marion High School, Marion; Tuesday at Celebration Centre, Lyons; and 3 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. Thursday at Crest Theater, Great Bend. The National Weather Service in Wichita conducts spotter training sessions, which are normally scheduled throughout the spring months each year. Attendees are taught the basics of thunderstorm development, storm structure, the features to look for, and where to find them. What, when and how to report information as well as basic severe weather safe-




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ty are also covered. The session is a multimedia presentation, which includes detailed video. These spotter classes typically take about 1½ to 2 hours, and are open to the public. No prior experience is required, and there is no registration necessary to attend. Severe weather/spotter talk – 7 p.m. Monday at 4H Building at the Fairgrounds, Kinsley; Friday at Courthouse Annex building, 210 E. Third, St John; and Saturday at the high school, 600 N. Leavenworth, Coldwater . The National Weather Service in Dodge City provides storm identification/spotter training sessions each spring. These sessions are done in cooperation with county Emergency Management agencies across the area. All training is free, is open for anyone to attend, and is not designed for just storm spotters. Anyone with a desire to learn how to identify severe weather and to learn about the dangers from these storms is encouraged to attend. The programs last about 1½ hours. Levee “C” Petition Canvasser Volunteers PreMeeting – 5:30 p.m. Monday at 14189 Wilshire Drive. Hutchinson Union Retirees Club – meeting 7 p.m. Monday at Delos V. Smith Senior Center, 101 W. First Ave. Fred Patterson will speak about his weight loss program. Levee “C” Petition Canvasser Volunteers Meeting – 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at Reno Valley Middle School, 1616 Wilshire Drive. The second meeting is for all Levee “C” property owners to hear the latest information and sign the petition to fund the upgrades to Levee “C”. For more information, call (620)-259-8035. Knowledge @ Noon: Severe Weather Safety – 12 p.m. March 19, at Reno County Extension Office, 2 W. 10th Ave., South Hutchinson. We’ll discuss severe spring weather safety, tips for indoor and outdoor situations, and look at the current drought and precipitation predictions for the season. Cosmo After Hours – 7 p.m. March 20 at Cosmosphere, 1100 N. Plum St. Can’t get away from work for Coffee at the Cosmo on Third Thursdays from 9-10 a.m.? This special program is for you. Join us for a special presentation of “World War II Remembered: Leaders, Battles, and Heroes.” With special guest speaker William Snyder, curator, Eisenhower Presidential Library, Museum, and Boyhood Home. Coffee and cookies will be provided for

CELEBRATIONS POLICY The Hutchinson News publishes engagements, weddings and anniversaries every Sunday in its Celebrations section for a minimal charge. For more information call The News at 620-694-5700, ext. 330 or e-mail

OUT AND ABOUT your enjoyment during the presentation. This event is free with no advanced reservations required. Legislative forum – 9:30 a.m. March 23 at Shears Technology Center, Hutchinson Community College. The forums are co-sponsored by the Chamber of Commerce and AT&T, and will offer attendees the opportunity to interact with the Reno County legislators on issues before the Kansas Legislature. The following members of the Reno County legislative delegation are invited to participate: Senators Terry Bruce and Mitch Holmes, along with Representatives Jan Pauls, Steve Becker, and Joe Seiwert. There is no cost to attend the forum. Members of the Chamber and the general public are encouraged to attend. For more information concerning Legislative Forums, contact Nicole at the Chamber office - (620) 662-3391.

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Central Christian High School won the 2013 Kansas State High School Activities Association Class 1A Division II State Scholars' Bowl Championship. Pictured from left to right are Coach Jim DeVries, Eric Embers, Timothy Prescott, Jared Starkey, Laura Thompson, Joshua Ruhlmann, Marc Vilahur.

What Dreams May Come: A Lecture Series on Dreams, Failures and Passions with speaker, Carla Barber – 7 p.m. March 25 at the meeting room in The Well, 101 N. Main, McPherson. The lecture is free to members and $3 for nonmembers. Speakers will tell about the dreams they chose to pursue, how they went about their quests and what transpired because of it.

SCHOOL Hutchinson Community College Softball – 2 p.m. Tuesday at Pratt. Hutchinson Community College Softball vs McPherson JV – 5 p.m. Thursday at Fun Valley.

Above and Left: A day off is a day up! Taking advantage of an extra day off of school, Matthew Boone takes to the “slopes” of east side Hutchinson and catches some air as he sleds.

Hutchinson Community College Golf at District II Preview – March 10 at Sugar Tree GC, Dennis, Texas.

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Hutchinson Community College Track and Field Outdoor Southwestern Invitational – March 14 at Winfield. Hutchinson Community College Track and Field Outdoor Emporia Twilight –March 14 at Emporia. Hutchinson Community College Golf Midland Invitational – March 17-19 at Green Tree CC. Midland, Texas.

VOLUNTEER Kiwanis Downtown Hutchinson – 6:30 a.m. March 22 at Hutchinson Community College, Student Union/Nunemaker Meeting, 14th Avenue and Plum Street. Weekly meeting with featured speaker: Joyce Sykes-Friendship Meals.

FUNDRAISER Lunafest: Hutchinson – 6 p.m. Friday at Kansas Cosmosphere & Space Center, 1100 N. Plum St. The first film festival to come to Hutchinson connects women, their stories and causes through film. This traveling festival spotlights the work of a diverse array of talented female filmmakers with intelligent, funny and thought-provoking themes. Hutchinson News CityWide Garage Sale – 7 a.m. Saturday at Meadowlark Building at the Kansas State Fairgrounds, 2000 N. Poplar St. For more information, call Kellie Berry or Jona Thomas at (620) 6945700. Jewelry sale – 10 a.m. March 21 at Hutchinson Regional Medical Center, Conference Rooms B and C, 1701 E. 23rd Ave. Necklaces, purses, watches, bracelets, rings, belts, scarves and gift items. Items $6 each, plus show specials. Proceeds to Hutch Regional Medical Center Auxiliary.

THANKS FOR EVERYTHING I want to thank those who voted for me in the primary as well everyone who came out to vote. The experience of running for office in Hutchinson was certainly worth it. I met some great people and affirmed some strong friendships. I will do what I can to continue to make Hutchinson a better place for those of us living here and for our future residents. As a social progressive my goal has been to promote the quality of life – locally and beyond. I will continue to do that. All the Best! See you out there somewhere! BRIAN E. DAVIS Hutchinson

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Grandparents battle over babysitting newborn Today’s Birthday (03/03/13). Follow a dream this year; your intuition’s strong. Financial changes cause a shift in values, so expand education by teaching and learning.Travel opens new doors. Whether you’re at home with friends and family, or wandering afar, let yourself really play. To get the advantage, check the day’s rating: 10 is the easiest day, 0 the most challenging. Aries (March 21-April 19) — Today is a 7 — An adventure calls, and you’d rather play than work for the next few days. Instead of mundane routine, review and refine big picture goals. Household matters need attention, too. Use dependable assistants. Taurus (April 20-May 20) — Today is an 8 — Review your budget, counting wins and losses. Discuss shared finances, and determine the perfect strategy. Prepare to negotiate carefully. Opposites are especially attractive now. Gemini (May 21-June 20) —Today is a 5 — You’re entering a partnership phase; it’s easier to share the load. Go along with a decisive person who agrees with you. Be receptive to romance, and see what happens. Cancer (June 21-July 22) — Today is an 8 — Get into persistent, steady work, and clean up messes as you go. The pace quickens. Get the facts concerning a power shift. Profit from meticulous service. Leo (July 23-Aug. 22) — Today is a 6 — There’s more time for love coming up. Enjoy the game, but don’t take expensive risks. Come up with creative and unusual ideas. Let your passion run wild. Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) — Today is a 6 — Attend to household matters today and tomorrow. You can do a household project or make repairs yourself and save money. The next two days are excellent for interior decoration. Get inventive. Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) — Today is an 8 — Now’s a great time to learn more about money, and to find safe places to stash your treasure. The days ahead are good for studying, and a new educational phase begins. Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) — Today is a 9 — Your ideas are attracting attention. Get into a financial planning phase, and focus on making money. Make a list of necessary items,and start comparison shopping. Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) — Today is a 9 —You’re more confident (and less patient) today and tomorrow. Figure out what you really want, in business and personal arenas, and make decisions to set you in that direction.Go for it. Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) — Today is a 9 — Focus on keeping old commitments.Get contemplative; make plans and clarify your direction with friends. Take notes. Copy the itinerary and share with all parties involved. Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) — Today is a 9 — These days, planning is vital, so discuss finances and invent growth strategies. Associates applaud. Conversation clears up a group concern. There’s room for one more in your circle. Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20) — Today is a 9 — You’re attracting the attention of someone important. This week is good for decisions, so take on more responsibility. Don’t let anybody push you around. There could be a change in plans.

Dear Annie: My daughter just gave birth to our first grandson. The problem is, she and her husband plan to take the baby to his parents’ house for babysitting, even though I offered. We both live nearby. I’d love to watch him at least one or two days a week. I find my son-in-law to be arrogant and rather disrespectful. I get the impression that he is encouraging our daughter to have a negative attitude toward us. Before they were married, we were close to her, but now there is a huge rift. I am hurt by her actions. They are stealing my joy of having a grandchild. I am lucky if I get to see the baby twice a week for an hour at a time. I have offered to help with dishes and laundry, and occasionally, they let me do those things. My husband and I are generous and give them lots of baby gear and food. It’s as if I need to bring a gift in order to hold my grandson.

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Kathy Mitchell, Marcy Sugar Life has not been easy the past five years. My only parent died, and my siblings are squabbling over the estate, creating an estrangement. Three years ago, I was diagnosed with cancer. Due to all of this stress, I have had two shingles outbreaks in the past two months. I always thought that when my only daughter became a mother, we would become closer, and she would be more sympathetic toward me. This hurts so much that I have trouble sleeping. When I talk to my daughter about more time with the baby, she says, “We’ll see,” and that she needs to talk to her hus-

es? I thought of holding our hands behind our backs, but that seems standoffish. Should we post a sign by a guest book? What should it say? I am a health care professional and am aware of how viruses spread. I want to be discreet and keep everyone healthy. – Don’t Know What To Do in Connecticut Dear Don’t: When people approach you, it is OK to say, “I hope you don’t mind, but with all the illness floating around, we are trying to limit physical contact to protect everyone.” Of course, some people will hug you anyway, so be sure to wash your hands thoroughly afterward. Dear Annie: If “Kidless in the Caribbean” is so anxious to take his children abroad, and his ex-wife really is afraid for them to fly, why not take them on a cruise? If she refuses to allow that, it’s not a fear of flying that is motivating her.

And I agree with your suggestion to take her along. That should take care of any separation anxiety. – St. Maarten Dear St. Maarten: Several readers suggested a cruise, although the father had more extensive travel in mind. Nonetheless, we think this is about the ex-wife not wanting her children to travel out of the country. We hope they can reach some sort of compromise. Annie’s Mailbox is written by Kathy Mitchell and Marcy Sugar, longtime editors of the Ann Landers column. Please email your questions to, or write to: Annie’s Mailbox, c/o Creators Syndicate, 737 3rd Street, Hermosa Beach, CA 90254. To find out more about Annie’s Mailbox and read features by other Creators Syndicate writers and cartoonists, visit the Creators Syndicate Web page at

Town ponders exhibit honoring famed Soviet dissident, ex-resident THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

MONTPELIER, Vt. – Residents of the southern Vermont town that was once the home-inexile of former Soviet dissident and writer Alexander Solzhenitsyn are considering whether to convert SOLZHENITSYN an historic church into an exhibit to honor the Nobel laureate’s 18 years in Cavendish. At Town Meeting –the locals’ annual decision-making gathering and the venue where Solzhenitsyn once addressed his neighbors when he arrived in 1977 – voters will be asked whether they should take ownership of a small stone Universalist Church and use it to honor him. Solzhenitsyn, who spent eight years in prison and labor camps for criticizing Soviet dictator Joseph Stalin, said he chose Cavendish for its resemblance to his

homeland and its smalltown personality. “I dislike very much large cities with their empty and fussy lives,” he told his new neighbors. “I like very much the simple way of life and the population here, the simplicity and the human relationship. I like the countryside, and I like the climate with the long winter and the snow, which reminds me of Russia.” Solzhenitsyn wrote his best known works, “One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich” and “The Gulag Archipelago,” based on his years imprisoned, and was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1970. If the town decides at the meeting Monday to take over the deed to the church, plans call for some repairs and later an exhibit that would include videos of Solzhenitsyn, talking about his years in Cavendish where he lived until 1994 and where his son, Ignat, a pianist and conductor, still lives with his family. The town, which prided itself on protecting


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Solzhenitsyn’s privacy, hopes to find the sign that once sat in a store window warning that the proprietors offered no directions to his home. Visitors still ask, and townspeople still decline. “That’s been our legacy is to let people do what they need to do, and let people be as best we can. I love our town’s history of being a place of refuge, and I love the fact that when Solzhenitsyn was here he extended that to other people ...,” said Margo Caulfield, coordinator of the Cavendish Historical Society. The impetus for the project came when the town had little to offer a group of Russian tourists last summer who expected a monument in their countryman’s honor, Caulfield said. Built in 1844 under the leadership of renowned abolitionist Rev. Warren Skinner, the church was decommissioned in the 1960s. Caulfield said church leaders last year offered to donate the building to the town.

“He just did an incredible job of showing that a person can sustain unbelievable horrors and go on to live a remarkable life and just really thrive,” Caulfield said of the town’s famous resident. “Our focus is clearly we want to make sure our schoolchildren know about the work that he did and the impor-

tance that it played.” In 1994, just before he and his family moved back to Russia, Solzhenitsyn spoke again at Town Meeting, bringing tears to people’s eyes. And after he died in Russia in 2008, the town held a memorial service to honor him at the elementary school.

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The language of bridge is very colorful. It is derived from sports history, allusions of sex and almost every facet of life. The “Alligator Coup” is an example. The auction is typical of a modern five-card major sequence. South’s hand did not meet either criterion for a jump shift but, after spades were raised, it became slam-oriented. Three hearts was designed to learn more about North’s minimum opener

and, once North showed a sound opening, Blackwood led to the spade slam. West led the king of clubs, taken with ace. A club was ruffed in hand and a trump was led to the queen, on which West discarded a diamond. South ruffed another club, West parting with another diamond. The remaining trumps were drawn, followed by three rounds of hearts, ending in the closed hand while East discarded a club on the last. That gave declarer a complete count of the hand — East had started with three spades, two hearts and seven clubs, hence only one diamond. The only chance for the slam was an endplay. To accomplish that, declarer had to hope that East’s singleton diamond was a high honor. A low diamond was led and, had West carelessly played low, declarer would have accomplished his goal. But West also had a count of his partner’s hand. To foil South’s nefarious scheme, West rose with the king of diamonds to swallow partner’s queen and continued with the jack, and there was no way declarer could avoid losing a second diamond. Why Alligator Coup? Because to win the day West’s jaws had to open wide like the alligator snatching its prey. (Tannah Hirsch welcomes readers’ responses to

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Silly squirrel is seen in a tree. Submitted by Brenda Casanova

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Seniors T.J. Blake and Kaley Bohlen were crowned winter homecoming royalty Friday (Feb. 15) during the homecoming basketball games against Arkansas City. Other finalists for winter king were Trae Boese, Tyler Cox, Sam Galliart, Shaquille Henderson, Reggie Slaton and Hunter Wiles. Other finalists for winter queen were Jordan Clark, Haley McMurphy, Shea Morford, Allison Reiser, Claire Stockton and Joey Wood. All finalists are seniors. Homecoming week concluded with a dance after Friday’s games.

BUHLER STUDENT JOURNALISTS HONORED Buhler High School students, Casey Bailey and Melody Bourell have recently been accepted into Quill and Scroll, the International Honorary Society for High School Journalists. Current members are Brandy Allen, Brittany Allen, Crystelle Corrie and Kevin Newton. Membership qualifications include being in the top third of their class scholastically, having done superior work in some phase of journalism or school publications, and being recommended by their publications advisor. Members of the BHS chapter celebrated Scholastic Journalism Week by designing a “sneak peak” photo and news tidbit presentation to be displayed in the library and sponsoring an Open House for parents, teachers and administrators.

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Sale big for JACAM and Sterling

BY THE NUMBERS Economy expands The U.S. economy grew at an annual rate of 0.1 percent in the fourth quarter, revised from a previously recorded decrease of 0.1 percent.

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business, with solid manufacturing, solid distribution, and a clean plant, and that they should come talk to us.” The purchase, which includes $170 million in cash and the issuance of $60 million in common shares of CESTC stock to JACAM, has been in the works for about eight months, the two men said. There were a lot of reasons that made sense for the merger, Zaid said, with the primary one being the opportunity to expand JACAM’s production and customer base. “They provide drilling mud to drilling rigs,” Zaid said. “The mud requires emulsifiers, polymers, anti-scaling,

company to improve pay, add jobs, keep leaders.

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JACAM’s geochemical laboratory is shown in 2010 after its construction. JACAM in a $240 million deal late Friday. “We weren’t out pursuing it,” said JACAM CEO Gene Zaid. “They came to us.”

“We knew people in common,” explained JACAM President Jason West. “People in the industry told them we were an up and coming

ON THE WEB Details of the terms of the JACAM acquisition are set out in an “Asset Purchase Agreement” that will be filed by Canadian Energy Services & Technology Corp on SEDAR, the Canadian Securities system for electronic document retrieval, found at corrosion inhibitors – all the products manufactured by JACAM. We can provide them almost immediately.”

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Wednesday Commerce Department releases factory orders for January; Federal Reserve releases Beige Book. ●

Thursday Labor Department releases weekly jobless claims; Commerce Department releases international trade data for January; Labor Department releases fourthquarter productivity data; Freddie Mac releases weekly mortgage rates; Federal Reserve releases consumer credit data for January. ● Several chain retailers release February sales comparisons. ●

Saloon’s cowboy soul just the start BY AMY BICKEL

Friday ● Labor Department releases employment data for February; Commerce Department releases wholesale trade inventories for January.

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The frosty fishbowl is back. Buster’s, the iconic cowboy saloon amid Barber County’s Gyp Hills, opened again in December after being closed for several months, and the owners are still serving up plenty of cold ones along with beef. This is ranching country, after all, says manager Jim Underwood, who moved from Missouri into a small apartment in the back of the Sun City saloon last year when college friend Harry Dawson, a local businessman, purchased the shuttered business. “Business has been good so far,” Underwood said. “This has always been a nice little iconic place and people are coming from all over.” And, yes, it is iconic. A World War II veteran with a wooden leg, Buster Hathaway, along with his wife, Alma, purchased the place from his grandparents in 1946. For years, Buster served up frosty fishbowls of beer from an establishment where the only bathroom was an outhouse. When all the other places in town closed, Buster kept his doors open – the sort of place that caused main street Sun City, population 50, to become packed with pickups on a Saturday night. In fact, it’s said Buster’s was the first bar in the state to serve draft beer – the longtime owner preferring Coors. Hathaway died in 1996 – 50 years after he opened the establishment. Hathaway’s son, Steve, tried to make it go, as well as other owners. Then the place closed. It’s had a handful of operators in the past decade. The last owner closed the business in July. Underwood has plans to grow Buster’s, however. He had frequented the place several years before when visiting his friend. Last summer,

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Francis “Shep” Schoepf, Shauna Schoepf-Pearce and Rick Schoepf of Shep Chevrolet in Haven stand in the lot at the dealership Friday. The dealership will be adding a 3,500-square-foot office building adjacent to the current building, which will be converted completely to parts and service.


It’s a family thing Haven dealer on 40th year, 3rd generation

Oil, natural gas rigs drop 4 to 1,757 HOUSTON – Oilfield services company Baker Hughes Inc. says the number of rigs actively exploring for oil and natural gas in the U.S. dropped by four this week to 1,757. The Houston-based company said in its weekly report Friday that 1,333 rigs were actively exploring for oil and 420 for gas. Four were listed as miscellaneous. A year ago, Baker Hughes counted 1,989 working rigs. Of the major oil- and gas-producing states, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oklahoma and Pennsylvania each gained two rigs. Arkansas was up one. Louisiana declined by five rigs while Colorado and Texas each fell by two. Alaska and West Virginia were down one apiece. California and Wyoming were unchanged. The rig count peaked at 4,530 in 1981 and bottomed at 488 in 1999.

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HAVEN – There have been plenty of tough times for big-city car dealerships amid a recession, and the job may sound even tougher if you are someone like Francis Schoepf, who is trying to move new and used Chevrolets off his lot in town of 1,200 between Wichita and Hutchinson. Nevertheless, Shep, as most folks call him, doesn’t operate like a bigcity dealer, a man who still believes a handshake is good enough to close a deal. It says so on the sign on the outskirts of town. “I was born and raised in this town, lived here all my life,” Shep said, noting that the dealership is one of the anchors of downtown Haven.

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The Shep Chevrolet dealership in Haven will be adding a 3,500-square-foot office building adjacent to the current building, which will be converted completely to parts and service.

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PUBLIC RECORD MUNICIPAL COURT Cases tried February 25 to March 1 Vanessa B. Raya, 926 E. Ave. B, drive in violation of restrictions, $50 fine, $76 court costs, drivers license suspended 30 days. Scott A. Conde, 2927 E. Fourth Ave., pedestrian; under the influence of alcohol/drugs not on sidewalk, 30 days in jail, conditionally suspended six months, $75 fine, $76 court costs. Michael D. Moore, 403 E. Bigger, drive in violation of restrictions, $50 fine, $76 court costs, drivers license restricted for 30 days – to and from during the course of work/school; inattentive driving, $35 fine. Alyssa M. England, 805 N. Madison, operate with no drivers license, $100 fine, $86 court costs; seat belt not used for adult front seat occupant, $9.50 fine, $.50 fees/costs. Shawn G. Stephenson, 12 E. 28th Ave., drive while license suspended/cancelled/revoked, 90 days in jail, $100 fine, $10 fees/costs, must serve 48 hours RCDC and five days house arrest, balance of

sentence conditionally suspended six months; fail to provide proof of liability insurance, $150 fine. Jeffrey R. Mitchell, 4007 Sherwood, public intoxication, no fine; illegal transportation of alcoholic beverage, 30 days in jail, no fine. Robert E. Osborn Jr., 1014 N. Poplar, operate vehicle with no drivers license, $100 fine, $86 court costs. Renaldo E. Baugh, 227 E. 17th Ave., fail to report accident, $50 fine, $76 court costs; fail to give information at unattended property/vehicle accident, $50 fine. Edgar G. Guerra, 315 E. Sherman, operate vehicle with no drivers license, $86 court costs; fail to provide proof of liability insurance, $300 fine. Kevin A. White, 629 E. Seventh Ave., reckless driving, $75 fine, $76 court costs. Kyleigh R. Felker, 1003 E. Ave. B, operate vehicle with no drivers license, $100 fine; operate vehicle with no drivers license, $75 fine, $86 court costs; disobey red signal light, $35 fine. Kathleen M. Setzer, 438 N. Carrie, McPherson, theft; obtaining or exerting unauthorized control over proper-

ty or services, 30 days in jail, conditionally suspended six months, $75 fine, $86 court costs. Robert E. Fulton, 116 S. Madison, failure to obtain breeder license, fine waived, $76 court costs; allow dog to run at large, $50 fine. Floyd Hamilton Jr., 1036 College Lane, allow dog to run at large, fine waived, $76 court costs, defendant ordered to pay shelter fees. Andra S. Moody, 3111 Malloy, allow dog to run at large, $50 fine, $76 court costs; allow dog to run at large, fine waived. Morgan L. Smith, 1612 N. O’Daniel, allow dog to run at large, $25 fine, $76 court costs. Kari R. R. Dixon, 1612 N. O’Daniel, allow dog to run at large, $50 fine, $76 court costs; own a dog without registration, $75 fine, if defendant provides proof of registration within 30 days city will remit fine. Rachel A. Clark, 1707 E. Blanchard lot #6, allow dog to run at large, $25 fine, $76 court costs.

BURGLARIES AND THEFTS February 25 to March 1 400 block E. 13th Ave., a

concrete elephant statue. 1700 block Tyler, trailer. 1500 block E. 17th Ave., misc. merchandise. 2600 block W. 050 North St., Lagrange, Ind., a1995 Maroon Dodge 2500 truck from 500 block of N. Poplar. 200 block E. C ST., McCook, Neb., 1998 Silver Jeep Grand Cherokee from 300 block E. 4th Ave. 200 block W. First Ave., a Garden Grove Pkwy street sign and a pavement begins street sign.

MARRIAGE LICENSES Kristoffer Alan Miller, 31, Hutchinson, and Sara Ann Jamison, 32, Hutchinson. Lazerrick Marshawn Young, 29, Hutchinson, and Ashlee Michelle Witman, 24, Hutchinson. Joseph Max Scott, 31, Hutchinson, and Teresa Jean Stone, 22, Hutchinson. Robert Claude Capps, 59, Hutchinson, and Michelle Marie Langlais, 43, Hutchinson.

BANKRUPTCIES WICHITA – The following persons from central and

southwest Kansas have filed bankruptcy petitions with the federal district court here. Filings are Chapter 7 unless otherwise noted. Ashland Jason Lee Wyatt, liabilities $133,217, assets $69,021. Coolidge Robin Dorine Darnell, Travis Ray Darnell, liabilities $175,101, assets $100,063. Dodge City Jose Cruz Rangel, aka Jose C. Rangel Urbina, Rosalina Rangel, liabilities $107,848, assets $72,293, Chapter 13. Hoisington Paul A. Schilowsky, liabilities $135,119, assets $70,170. Hutchinson David Austin Bevilacqua, liabilities $72,961, assets $11,532. Steven M. Brown, Debra J. Brown, liabilities $91,483, assets $92,650. James A. Bussell, Tricia A. Bussell, aka Tricia A. Kocher, liabilities $106,095, assets $80,040. Raymond Harold Shore Jr., aka Brian Shore, Tricia Lee Shore, aka Tricia Lee De-

cou, Tricia Ratcliff, liabilities $210,333, assets $232,000, Chapter 13. McPherson Amie Marie Bastedo, liabilities $72,698, assets $30,400. Newton Brian W. Patterson, Garrett L. Patterson, aka Garrett L. Hannibal, fba Sunflower Daycare, liabilities $101,782, assets $148,299. Pretty Prairie Wayne Victor Stanislowski, dba Superior Custom Services, liabilities $222,416, assets $284,593. Rolla Stacy R. Smith, Jeanne M. Smith, liabilities $154,528, assets $146,700, Chapter 13. WaKeeney Curtis G. Flax, liabilities $48,104, assets $7,850. Chapter 7, liquidation, business or personal; Chapter 11, business reorganization; Chapter 12, farmer reorganization; Chapter 13, personal reorganization. Dba: doing business as; aka: also known as.

Do your homework before purchasing a used car BY THE BETTER BUSINESS BUREAU

There’s an old saying that when you buy a used car you are really just “buying another person’s problem.” It’s a good idea for consumers to educate themselves with a few tips on how to make that purchase so another person’s problem doesn’t take up room in your garage. Your Better Business Bureau has this advice for used-car buyers: ● Do your homework regarding the specific car that you are considering. Look up the Kelley Blue Book value for that model at, or check the National Automobile Association’s NADA Guide at is another

useful pricing guide. Information gleaned from these sites is always a useful negotiating point when dealing with someone about the car’s price. ● is another useful website for looking up the history of the used car that you are considering. ● Have a trusted mechanic examine the car before you sign any purchase agreement. ● Test-drive the car under varied road conditions, including highway driving and stop-and-go traffic. ● Ask for the maintenance records from the owner or dealer. ● Talk to the previous owner about the car’s history. Return policies It’s important to remem-

ber that dealers are not required by law to give used-car buyers a three-day right to cancel. The right to return a car in a few days for a refund exists only if the dealer chooses to offer this privilege. Before you buy from a dealer, ask about the dealer’s return policy, which may be referred to as a “cooling off” period, a money-back guarantee or a “no questions asked” return policy. Service contracts A promise to perform or pay for certain repairs or services is called a service contract. Though it may be called an extended warranty, it is not a warranty as de-

fined by federal law. Expect to pay extra for a service contract. Consider the following if you are thinking about purchasing a service contract: ● Does the service contract duplicate any warranty coverage? Does it offer protection that begins after the warranty runs out? If it extends beyond the length of time you expect to own the car, is it transferable to the next owner? ● Do you think the car is likely to need repairs? Calculate the repairs you expect to need against the cost of the contract. ● Does the contract cover all parts and systems?

“Bumper to bumper” coverage may not mean what you think it does. ● Is a deductible required? ● Does the contract cover towing and rental-car charges while your car is being repaired? ● Do repairs and maintenance have to be done at a certain place? ● Is there a cancellation and refund policy and are their fees for cancellation? Private sales Remember that when you purchase a car from an individual, the sale is not covered by the “implied warranties” of state law. In other words, the sale is on an “as is” basis. Manufacturers’ warranties and service contracts might not be transferrable from the

previous owner to you. Ask to review the car’s warranty and service contract before you buy it. There is much to consider when buying a used car. But people sell their cars for all sorts of reasons, many of which do not mean that you are really “buying another person’s problem.” Do your homework beforehand and follow the above tips to give yourself peace of mind when you buy a used car. For more information or questions, contact your Better Business Bureau at 1 (800) 856-2417 or visit our website at For more details, contact Better Business Bureau representative Denise Groene at the phone number or website listed above.

travel to Dodge City. Anyone interested in applying, or needing more details, should call Jan Stevens at the Convention and Visi-

tors Bureau at (620) 225-8186 or visit the CVB website:, under the “More Information” tab.

BUSINESS BRIEFS Safety compliance rep will speak at session A free Environmental Health Specialists Network training session will be from 12:30 to 2 p.m. Wednesday at Bethany Homes, 321 N. Chestnut St., Lindsborg. Guest speaker Lorraine Lawson, a safety compliance officer, will speak about the “HAZCOM-Global Harmonizing System.” The OSHA standard changes take effect in 2013, so you won’t want to miss this free training. The annual 10-hour General Industry course will be May 1-2 and the annual 10hour Construction course will be May 8-9, both at Triumph Aerospace, Wichita. Class size is limited, so RSVP is required by April 15 by notifying Lorraine Lawson at or call (785) 227-2721, ext. 127.

Small businesses that do exports are sought Do you sell bowling balls to Bangladesh? Or dish towels to Delhi? Maybe you send laser technology to Lisbon? If you export your goods or services around the world and have used a federal government program or assistance to get there, the U.S. Small Business Administration and Visa Inc. want to see your story. Enter the “2013 SBA-Visa Export Video Contest,” where participants will have a chance to win up to $10,000 in prize money. Eligible small business exporters are encouraged to submit a video to that will highlight how the small business became a successful ex-

porter, the benefits of exporting, and government programs available to help them export. To participate in the contest, the company must be a small business as determined by SBA’s size standards and comply with a set of requirements that include successfully completing at least one export transaction and using at least one federal program or service to support such transaction. Contest participants must register and create an account with, the contest portal that also will serve as a repository for the submissions. Registration is free. The videos must meet specific criteria that include duration no longer than three minutes and high-resolution format. Content should be educational, not promotional. The contest is open now through April 5. Winners will be announced no later than May 31.

Area accounting firm is member of group GREAT BEND – Adams, Brown, Beran & Ball announced it is now a member of LEA Global/The Leading Edge Alliance, ranked by the International Accounting Bulletin as the second largest international association of independent accounting firms for 2013. The LEA Global is an international alliance of independently owned accounting and consulting firms. Established in 1999, the LEA has more than 190 member firms worldwide, with collective revenues of 2.7 billion USD. About 100 countries are represented in the association. Adams, Brown, Beran &

Ball, Chartered provides a wide range of traditional and nontraditional CPA and consulting services to clients throughout Kansas. Founded in 1945, today the firm maintains 12 office locations throughout the state.

New rules aim to ease loan application process Borrowers and lenders of loans backed by the U.S. Small Business Administration will have greater access to capital and less paperwork as a result of a proposed regulation aimed at streamlining the SBA application process, while also strengthening oversight and the integrity of the agency’s loan programs. The SBA proposes the new measures after extensive consultations with lenders and borrowers to identify the greatest challenges they face and find ways to reduce barriers to making and accessing loans, while still maintaining strict oversight. Among the proposed changes are: eliminating the Personal Resource Test; revising the Rule on Affiliation; eliminating the Nine-Month Rule for the 504 Loan Program; and increasing the accountability of the Certified Development Companies’ Board of Directors while eliminating requirements for membership. For more details on the new rules and their benefits, visit

Grant is approved at Dodge CVB meeting DODGE CITY – The Dodge City Convention and Visi-

For Florida citrus crop, it has been a difficult year THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. – It’s been a tough year for Florida’s citrus crop, with a warm,

dry winter; citrus greening; and a heavy crop load. Lots of fruit dropped from the trees this year, which means a chunk of the crop is unsellable. The U.S. Depart-

ment of Agriculture is forecasting declines. At the beginning of the season, officials predicted a yield of 154 million boxes of fruit, but that forecast has been downgraded.

tors Bureau announced that an Attraction and Event Print Grant was approved at the February advisory board meeting for printing promotional materials. Main Street Dodge City applied for assistance in printing a rack card to promote downtown businesses. The printed piece will be distributed regionally to bring visitors to town by raising awareness of what there is to see and do in Dodge City’s downtown area. A grant of $500 was approved for this project. Other grant recipients have included the Kansas Teachers Hall of Fame, the Carnegie Center for the Arts and the National Barrel Horse Association. The grant is a reimbursable grant and requires a proof of the final project before the grant is awarded. It will cover 50 percent of the artwork, printing cost and other expenses, up to $500 per project. Some timeline limitations apply, and all applicants are required to use the “Get the Heck into Dodge” logo on the material, and provide the completed printed piece to the Visitors Center in Dodge City, as well as other Travel Information Centers throughout Kansas. The CVB wants to aid local attractions and event coordinators in getting the word out to tourists, and to aid in bringing overnight

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Dow industrials


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7.7 12.1 14.7 7.2


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5YR* 3.69 3.58 3.65


Money market mutual funds

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3-month T-Bill 1-year T-Bill 6-month T-Bill 2-year T-Note 5-year T-Note

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State Department has no objections to pipeline BY DINA CAPPIELLO Associated Press

WASHINGTON – The State Department on Friday raised no major objections to the Keystone XL oil pipeline and said other options to get the oil from Canada to Gulf Coast refineries are worse for climate change. The latest environmental review stops short of recommending approval of the project, but the review gives the Obama administration political cover if it chooses to endorse the pipeline in spite of opposition from many Democrats and environmental groups. State Department approval of the 1,700-mile pipeline is needed because it crosses a U.S. border. The lengthy report says Canadian tar sands are likely to be developed, regardless of whether the U.S. approves Keystone XL, which would carry oil from western Canada to refineries in Texas. The pipeline would also travel through Montana, South Dakota, Kansas,

Nebraska and Oklahoma. The report acknowledges that development of tar sands in Alberta would create greenhouse gases but makes clear that other methods of transporting the oil – including rail, trucks and barges – also pose a risk to the environment. The State Department analysis for the first time evaluated two options using rail: shipping the oil on trains to existing pipelines or to oil tankers. The report shows that those other methods would release more greenhouse gases that contribute to global warming than the pipeline. The Keystone XL pipeline, according to the report, would release annually the same amount of global warming pollution as 626,000 passenger cars. A scenario that would move the oil on trains to mostly existing pipelines would release 8 percent more greenhouse gases such as carbon dioxide than Keystone XL. That scenario would not require State De-

partment approval because any new pipelines would not cross the U.S border. Another alternative that relies mostly on rail to move the oil to the Canadian west coast, where it would be loaded onto oil tankers to the U.S. Gulf Coast, would result in 17 percent more greenhouse gas emissions, the report said. In both alternatives, the oil would be shipped in rail cars as bitumen, a thick, tarlike substance, rather than as a liquid. The State Department was required to conduct a new environmental analysis after the pipeline’s operator, Calgary-based TransCanada, changed the project’s route though Nebraska. The Obama administration blocked the project last year because of concerns that the original route would have jeopardized environmentally sensitive land in the Sand Hills region. The administration later approved a southern section of the pipeline, from Cushing, Okla., to the Texas coast, as part of what President

Barack Obama has called an “all of the above” energy policy that embraces a wide range of sources, from oil and gas to renewables such as wind and solar. The pipeline plan has become a flashpoint in the U.S. debate over climate change. Republicans and business and labor groups have urged the Obama administration to approve the pipeline as a source of much-needed jobs and a step toward North American energy independence. Environmental groups have been pressuring the president to reject the pipeline, saying it would carry “dirty oil” that contributes to global warming. They also worry about a spill. Industry groups and Republicans hailed the report, saying the Obama administration was moving closer to approving Keystone XL, which has been under consideration since 2008. “No matter how many times KXL is reviewed, the result is the same: no signifi-

cant environmental impact,” said Marty Durbin, executive vice president of the American Petroleum Institute, the largest lobbying group for the oil and gas industry. The report “puts this important, job-creating project one step closer to reality,” Durbin said. Environmentalists blasted the report. “This analysis fails in its review of climate impacts, threats to endangered wildlife like whooping cranes and woodland caribou, and the concerns of tribal communities,” said Jim Lyon, vice president of the National Wildlife Federation. If Keystone XL would not speed tar sands development, “why are oil companies pouring millions into lobbying and political contributions to build it?” Lyon asked. “By rejecting the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline, President Obama can keep billions of tons of climatedisrupting carbon pollution locked safely in the ground.” The draft report begins a 45-day comment period, after

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Said JACAM CEO Gene Zaid: “We weren’t out pursuing it. They came to us.”

JACAM ●From Page C1 “Our geographical maps didn’t line up, in terms of where we were strong and they didn’t have a presence, and vice versa,” West said. CESTC, about four times the size of JACAM in terms of annual sales, also is involved in producing products for the multiple phases of oil production, “at the drill-bit; for completions and stimulations; at the wellhead or pumpjack; and through to the pipeline and mid-stream market,” according to CESTC President and CEO Tom Simons. Growth upon growth With the purchase, CESTC now has access to JACAM’s products, its underutilized chemical manufacturing capability, as well as its client base. The Sterling plant, which moved to its current location north of town in 2008 after a fire, has expanded several times in recent years, including development of a new hydrogenation process wing that’s nearing completion. The plants’ current configuration, according to Simons’ release, is estimated to be operating at only about “20

Column ●From Page C1 he visited the saloon when the previous owners still had it open. He knew it had appeal. Dawson didn’t have to do much coaxing to get Underwood to Kansas. “We want to do some chuckwagon cooking and catering outside of the place,” said Underwood, who did catering when he lived in Missouri. “We hope

percent of its through-put capacity, leaving room for significant production volume increases if sales warrant.” JACAM currently manufactures and distributes more than 400 proprietary products, including eight trademarked solutions, and it has 29 U.S. registered patents. “JACAM has custom developed these products and solutions by listening to their customer’s challenges and then designing solutions in their state-ofthe-art research and development laboratory,” Simons noted in the acquisition announcement release. “CESTC expects to bring many of these products to the Canadian market and expand JACAM’s reach into other parts of the U.S. market. “We have acquired the technical capability, the manufacturing capability and the sales platform from which we can grow and expand our U.S. production and specialty chemical business. The JACAM Acquisition also compliments our PureChem business unit in Canada and will augment its already substantial product line and capabilities.” Zaid started his company 31 years ago in a garage laboratory, delivering barrels of his product directly to oilfields in the back of an

old pickup. Today the company employs 350 people in 10 states. While he didn’t have estimates on what the change ultimately might mean in Sterling, Zaid estimated JACAM would add another 50 employees before the end of the year, in all phases of its operation, from the field to its manufacturing plant to its headquarters. Most will be in Sterling. “We were in Hutchinson Saturday hiring another pilot,” he said, since the company has also already added to its small stable of jets, which are based at Wells Aircraft in Hutchinson. The company has also recently prepared ground for a new 1,600 square foot, two story office building next to its current headquarters in downtown Sterling. “Tom (Simons) suggested we considering making it three stories,” Zaid said. Retain its image JACAM will become a subsidiary of the much younger CESTC, retaining its name, logo and brands, as well as its management. Zaid will remain chief executive officer of the JACAM business unit and West as president. The agreement grants Zaid “observer status” at CESTC board meetings and West will join the CESTC board as a non-independent director.

“JACAM is now one of the largest stockholders in Canadian Energy Services,” Zaid said. “We’ll become the epicenter of the company’s U.S. operations. The area will be very busy, in terms of customers coming in and investors. They’ll be a lot of traffic at every level, from scientists to business people to oil operators.” Employees were informed of the sale during a meeting on Friday. “We used the community center to make the announcement,” Zaid said. “We had about 150 people at the meeting.” “We will work hard to lead our people, our company through this transition,” Zaid said. “I hope they will see the future through my eyes, and to have the vision I have for continued growth of the company. All current employees, as well as JACAM’s original stockholders, will share in the profit from the sale, Zaid said. Plans are to give every employee a distribution worth 15 percent of their base salary, more to some employees, he said. Stockholders who originally invested just $5 to $15 per share in the company are all now millionaires, Zaid said. “It’s a great opportunity for the community as well,” he said.

to do some expansion and have more outside events here on this property in the summer time.” For now, he’s serving up burgers and fries, along with steaks, ribs and brisket on the weekends. A previous owner left his smoker, Underwood said. Past owners also did extensive work on the place, including a major remodeling project in the past three years. And today, there is a bathroom inside, Underwood says with a chuckle. Now

patrons are coming in for the food and rural ambiance they won’t find in a city. “We have eight little barstools and everyone sitting at the bar has cowboy boots on and half of them have spurs on,” he said. “A lot of people try to recreate this atmosphere. But this is authentic; this is a little old cowboy bar in the middle of nowhere.” The kitchen is open 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday; 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday and 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Friday and Saturday.

He doesn’t mind staying open later for those wanting a frosty fishbowl or another cold drink, he said. “Oh yes, we still have the fishbowl,” he said. “If I was going to open a bar, I would never have those, but this is Buster’s and it’s what Buster’s is known for, fishbowls. That’s part of the allure of Buster’s. And we’ll keep them frosty, of course.” If you have a business or event that is helping to grow rural Kansas, email Amy at

However, Shep and his son Rick, were filled with uncertainty a few years ago about whether the family business, now in its third generation, would continue to help the Haven economy. General Motors went bankrupt and the company began targeting dealers with small sales volumes for closure. “None of us knew what would happen,” Rick said. “We knew on a Thursday or Friday that we would get a letter telling us if we were in the family or out of the family.” Therefore, when a certified letter from Chevrolet arrived at the office, everyone gathered around Rick’s desk in wonderment and worry about whether its contents would mark their ending in the town they’ve helped sustain for nearly four decades. The Schoepfs still have that letter – a milestone in the company’s existence. Now the family dealership is undergoing expansion as it prepares to celebrate its 40th anniversary in June. “I’m really excited,” Shep said, adding that the project will be costly, but in the end, it helps secure the Chevrolet franchise as well as benefit his hometown of Haven. Expanding in a small town Amid bankruptcy, the new Chevrolet company unveiled a plan that centered on better dealership branding. “What they are asking dealers to do, they want to create an image of a Chevrolet store with its big blue arch, and they are encouraging dealers to participate,” Rick said. Chevrolet is offering financial incentives based on sales, Rick said. However, such a project can be challenging for smaller dealerships. However, with the third generation, Rick’s daughter Shauna, involved in the business, there was more enticement to do the renovations. “My dad is 83 and I’m 58,” Rick said. “We enjoy what we do. But if we didn’t have another generation coming in, this probably would be hard to think about.” The expansion will include a new 3,500-squarefoot showroom with offices and a customer write-up room, Rick said. They also will renovate the existing building. That includes expanding the shop from eight service bays to 11. He expects the construction to be finished by July. The entire project will add three or four workers to the 16 Shep Chevrolet currently employs. It will also increase the company’s car inventory by 10 to 15 percent. Rick said they contemplated expanding on the highway. However, the Schoepfs feared what that might do to downtown Haven. “For Haven, this is a big deal,” Rick said. “Small towns are fighting to survive and any time we

which the State Department will issue a final environmental report before Secretary of State John Kerry makes a recommendation about whether the pipeline is in the national interest. Kerry has promised a “fair and transparent” review of the plan and said he hopes to decide on the project in the “near term.” Most observers do not expect a decision until summer at the earliest. Canadian Natural Resource Minister Joe Oliver said Friday that Canada will respect the U.S. review process and noted the importance of the pipeline to the Canadian economy. “Canada’s continued prosperity will be determined by our ability to diversify markets for our energy products,” Oliver said. Obama’s initial rejection of the pipeline last year went over badly in Canada, which relies on the United States for 97 percent of its energy exports. Associated Press writer Rob Gillies in Toronto contributed to this report.

can add value to the community, it is a good thing. That is one of the reasons we stayed downtown.” Third generation Shep said it was a blizzarding day in December 1972 when he drove to Haven to look at the auto dealership for sale by Jim Morgan. The business, he estimates, has been in town since the 1920s. He took over the company June 1, 1973, buying the entire company for $60,000. “We just got a Suburban in for a customer that lists for $65,000,” Shep said with a chuckle. “It’s really neat to see how this company has grown when you started with absolutely nothing.” Rick graduated from college a few years after Shep purchased the business. He was a pre-med major who had no desire to continue schooling. After working for a farmer for a while, he asked his dad if he could have a job. “I told him the only job I had was washing cars,” Shep said. Rick worked his way up in the company. Today he is the president. Shep is the chief executive officer. Daughter Shauna SchoepfPearce, 32, came home eight years ago to be the business’s office manager and helps in sales and service. In high school, she didn’t expect to live in Haven. She went to college in California and Colorado. “In high school and growing up, you want to see the world. But when you actually step foot in it, maybe it’s not quite as good as you thought it would be,” she said. “I kept wanting to come back home and be with the family. When the opportunity to join the family business came open, I jumped on it.” Her daughter, Mila, 2, spends time at the business, as well, but Shauna laughs, “She likes princesses right now more than cars.” She has learned a lot from her father and grandfather, she said. “I feel truly blessed to be able to work with my family,” she said. Being a family business is part of what has kept Shep Chevrolet vital in a world of big business and consolidation, Shep said. That is evident by the customer retention rate, which is 70 percent. “They keep coming back and our customer base is growing really fast,” he said. Moreover, Rick said, they don’t play the negotiating game like many dealerships. They don’t push products on customers that they don’t want. Instead of taking four or five hours at a big dealership to buy a car, at Shep Chevrolet, it might take 30 minutes. For the Schoepfs, it’s about service and old-fashioned values. “The way we run our business is we want to treat people the way we want to be treated,” Rick said. “We’re excited for this,” he added. “We are excited for the community of Haven.”

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Sunday, March 3, 2013 C5


Wireless connections creep into everyday things BY PETER SVENSSON AP Technology Writer

BARCELONA, Spain – A car that tells your insurance company how you’re driving. A bathroom scale that lets you chart your weight on the Web. And a meter that warns your air conditioner when electricity gets more expensive. Welcome to the next phase of the wireless revolution. The first wave of wireless was all about getting people to talk to each other on cellphones. The second will be getting things to talk to each other, with no humans in between. So-called machine-tomachine communication is getting a lot of buzz at this year’s wireless trade show. Some experts believe these connections will outgrow the traditional phone business in less than a decade. “I see a whole set of industries, from energy to cars to health to logistics and transportation, being totally redesigned,” said Vittorio Colao, the CEO of Vodafone Group PLC, in a speech at the Mobile World Congress here. The British cellphone company has vast international interests, including its 45 percent ownership stake in Verizon Wireless. Companies are promising that machine-to-machine, or M2M, technology will deliver all manner of services, from the prosaic to the worldchanging. At U.S. chipmaker Qualcomm Inc.’s booth here at the show, there’s a coffeepot that can be ordered to start brewing from a tablet computer, or an Internet-connected alarm clock. A former president of Costa Rica is also at the show, talking about how M2M can save massive amounts of greenhouse gases by making energy use more efficient – enough to bring mankind halfway to the goal of halting global warming. The M2M phenomenon is part of the larger drive to create an “Internet of Things” – a global network that not only links computers, tablets and phones but that connects everything from bikes to washing machines to thermostats. Machina Research, a British firm, believes there will be 12.5 billion “smart” connected devices, excluding phones, PCs and tablets, in the world in 2020, up from 1.3 billion today. But how does this transformation happen, and who stands to profit? First, the devices have to

be able to connect. That’s not a trivial undertaking, especially considering that people don’t upgrade washing machines or renovate their homes as often as they change cellphones and PCs. One company at the show, a Los Angeles-based startup named Tethercell, has an ingenious solution for batterypowered devices: a “fake” AA battery that houses a smaller AAA battery in an electronic jacket. It can be placed in a battery compartment with other batteries. Within a distance of 80 feet, some smartphones and tablets can then signal the “battery” to turn the device on or off. For instance, parents whose kids have a lot of noisy toys can turn all of them off with touch of a single button. A fire alarm could send a text-message warning that its battery is running low, rather than blaring an audio signal. Unfortunately, a Tethercell from the first production run costs $35. Co-founder Kellan O’Connor believes the price can come down to $10, but that’s still a non-trivial cost, and symptomatic of the high price of building out the Internet of Everything. For devices that need to connect at long range over a cellular network, the cost of radio components alone ranges from $10 to $70, according to analyst Dan Shey of ABI Research. That’s not expensive in the context of some big-ticket items, like cars, which have been forerunners when it comes to non-phone wireless connections. General Motors Corp. started equipping cars with OnStar wireless calling and assistance services in the mid-90s. At the show, it announced it is updating the service for faster data connections, enabling services like remote engine diagnostics and upgrades to the control software. AT&T Inc., which has been aggressive about getting into the M2M business, is ousting Verizon Wireless as the network provider for OnStar. Colao, the CEO of Vodafone, gave an example of another “smart” car application that might seem intrusive to some: the company has been trying out a service in Italy that lets an auto insurance company know how much a car is being used, and charges premiums accordingly. It can also score the driver based on his or her driving style,

and give pointers on how to handle the car more safely. Cellular connections are creeping into smaller, cheaper devices. Ecooltra, which rents out electric scooters by the day in Spain, wants to connect them to the Internet, which would let renters figure out through their phones where there’s a scooter for rent and how much of a charge is in its battery. The feature is perfect for quick, impromptu rentals by the hour. Adding “smarts” to the scooters in the shape of a cellular modem would turn the company from a conventional rental service to a “scootersharing” business, much like car-sharing services like Zipcar. Once devices are connected, the next problem is getting them to talk to each other, and making sense of what they’re saying. ABI’s Shey says this is the real business opportunity in M2M, more valuable than making the modems or providing the wireless connections. He believes that’s driving a behind-the-scenes scramble of deal-making at the show, as companies like AT&T seek to bolster their ability to support M2M by acquiring companies that provide a “middle layer” of software between the devices and their owners. For connections between devices in the home, like that remote-controlled coffee-pot, Qualcomm touts its AllJoyn project, which it seeks to make an industry standard. Currently, the main ways for devices to connect to each other and figure out what they can do, like Bluetooth and DLNA, are too limited and difficult to use, said Rob Chandhok, president of Qualcomm Innovation Center. With AllJoyn, “there’s nothing to stop you from making a speaker that listens for notifications and turns them into speech, so you hear, ‘Hey, you left the refrigerator door open!’” Chandhok said. “You take very simple things and connect them, and people build experiences on top of them. That’s what we’re trying to do.” Jose Maria Figueres, the former president of Costa Rica, is now the president of the Carbon War Room, an organization co-founded by billionaire Richard Branson to promote cutbacks in greenhouse-gas emissions through smart private enterprise.

Figueres believes M2M has huge potential to wring efficiency out of energy-guzzling

activities, and could reduce emissions equivalent to 9.1 billion tons of carbon dioxide

by 2020 – roughly equal to the combined emissions of India and the U.S. today.

C6 Sunday, March 3, 2013

The Hutchinson News


Farm bureau brings agriculture to classrooms ■ Agriculture educator

visits students to teach them about farming. BY MATTHEW BAKER Associated Press

LASALLE, Ill. – There’s a rush of excitement among Trinity Catholic Academy’s fourth-graders when Ron Burdon enters their classroom. Burdon, the La Salle County Farm Bureau Foundation Agriculture in the Classroom coordinator, begins assigning students tasks needed to complete that week’s agriculture science project. One student runs to collect water. Another begins pouring cornstarch into sealable plastic bags. Combine those ingredients with a drop of oil and some food coloring, microwave for a minute and, if you’re lucky, there will be corn-based plastic in the bag once it has cooled and dried. “It’s science; we’re not sure if everything’s going to work,” Burdon said. “So it’s called an experiment.” For the past nine years, Burdon has been visiting fourth-graders around La Salle County to teach them a little bit about agriculture. “Our kids are in an agriculture community, but they don’t learn about it,” Burdon said. Jeff Hartman, manager of the La Salle County Farm Bureau, said the bureau’s board of directors began to realize in the 1990s that fewer children in the community were growing up with a connection to the county’s agricultural base. They began the Ag in the Classroom program, which is funded through farm bureau fundraisers and state and federal funding, in 1999. “With less people coming from the farm, one day these children will be decision makers and they need to be educated about agriculture and where food comes from,” Hartman said. It took a little while for the farm program to catch on, but now many school districts in the area participate. “The foundation was set by the previous coordinators and Ron has taken it to a different level,” Hart-

Photos by Amanda Whitlock/Associated Press

Beau Gerber, left, pours cornstarch into a bag held by Adam Sarabia while Caroline Moskalewicz looks on during an Ag in the Classroom session at Trinity Catholic Academy in La Salle, Ill. The students were making corn-based plastic.

“It’s science; we’re not sure if everything’s going to work. So it’s called an experiment.” Ron Burdon

Ron Burdon, left, the La Salle County Farm Bureau Foundation Agriculture in the Classroom coordinator, talks to Logan Griggs, a Trinity Catholic Academy fourth-grader, about corn-based packing peanuts in La Salle, Ill. man said. During a recent session in Trinity Catholic Academy in La Salle, the fourthgrade students almost all said they had been in cornfields before but most of their experiences were limited to corn mazes. “My mom grew up on a farm, but we don’t talk about that,” said Logan Griggs, 9, after class. Hartman said the program is focused on fourthgraders because that age group has reached the ma-

turity level to comprehend the topics. Throughout a session Burdon exposed students to basic science terminology as well as agriculture-specific knowledge. During that visit, corn was the subject of the day. From corn stalk to husk to tassel, students learned about each piece of the plant and that only one ear of corn grows on each stalk, at least in most cases. There are more than 4,000 uses for corn, from food

products to wrinkle-free clothes, he said. TCA fourth-grade teacher Stacey Decker said, “The kids are really engaged.” Burdon managed to work in some more topical content along with the basic agricultural science. He touched upon a bit of geopolitics and economics as he discussed how the use of ethanol can reduce dependence on foreign oil, among other topics. He explained how much corn syrup, basically sugar, is in soda. “Fifty-six percent of the corn in this country is used for this,” he said holding up a plastic bottle of colored corn syrup. He noted it’s not healthy to drink too much of it. The students also learned about the differences between oil-based and cornbased plastic products. “Biodegradable means it breaks down with rain water,” Burdon said during a demonstration that showed how corn-based packing

peanuts quickly dissolve unlike their Styrofoam predecessors. Burdon explained to students that waste is building up around the world, including vast amounts of old plastic that ends up in landfills and floating around the ocean. The plastic used in bottles and bags can take hundreds of years to break down, he said. “We’re a plastic world and we throw it all away and we don’t care,” Burdon said. He briefly discussed the dangers of BPA in plastic, as well. Generally, Burdon visits each class five times per school year with a different subject each visit. “I hope you learned something about agriculture that you didn’t know,” he told the Trinity students on his last visit. Lauren Phillips, 10, was among those lamenting the end of the agriculture sessions. “You actually make our Monday fun,” she said. Over the course of the five weeks, students completed a number of projects, ranging from soy crayons to ice cream. “It was very fun and our whole class likes doing it,” Phillips said.

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McDonald’s getting rid of some items from menu THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

NEW YORK – McDonald’s is getting rid of its Chicken Selects and Fruit & Walnut Salad and is considering the removal of Angus burgers. The changeup comes as the world’s biggest hamburger chain plans to step up the number of limited-time menu items in the year ahead. Most recently, the chain introduced its Fish McBites. It plans to introduce McWrap chicken sandwiches with lettuce, tomato and cucumber and a choice of

three sauces later this year. The McWrap sandwiches will be larger than the chain’s Snack Wraps. The Oak Brook, Ill.-based company said in an emailed statement that it is “evaluating options as it relates to the Angus Third Pounders,” which were introduced in 2009. The Selects chicken fingers were introduced in 2004 and the Fruit & Walnut Salad was introduced in 2005. Last week, the Kentucky New Era quoted a McDonald’s franchisee’s Facebook post noting the discontinuation of the three items.

“Sorry if one of these were your favorite, they just did not sell well enough nationally,” the site quoted McEnaney Enterprises as saying. That post has since been removed. After years of outperforming rivals, McDonald’s has been struggling as competitors including Burger King and Wendy’s step up their marketing and menu offerings. Fast-food chains are also fighting to attract customers at a time when people are being more careful about where they spend their money.

BUSINESS PEOPLE Alicia Rose joins Horizons Mental Health Center as an outpatient mental health professional. Rose will be responsible for providing individual, family and marital psychotherapy. She joins Horizons with previous experience as a therapist on the psychiatric unit at Hutchinson Regional Medical Center. Rose received her undergraduate degree and graduate degree from Wichita State University School of Social Work. Horizons Mental Health Center serves clients in Barber, Harper, Kingman, Pratt and Reno counties. The National Judicial College announced that the Honorable Trish Rose of the District Court of Reno County in Hutchinson completed the course on Sentencing and Management of Sex Offenders, Feb. 11-12, with The National Judicial College ROSE in Atlanta. At this course, participants learned about sex offenders and sexual victimization issues; assessment, treatment, and super-

vision of sex offenders; sentencing and its implications; and leadership within the court and the community. Installation ceremonies were held Feb. 23 to install the 2013 Hutchinson Builders Association board of directors. Farrol Brown, Kansas Building & Industry executive board member, swore in Wendell Miller, Miller Home Builders, as president; Mike Kern, Kern Contracting, as vice-president; and Mark Clark, Clark Construction Services, as past president. The association directors are Mike Shackelford, Allied Painting; Troy Franz, Woodwork Mfg. Co; Dave Childs, D&S All Trade Services; Dusty Moore, Zenor Electric Co.; Trent Maxwell, city of Hutchinson; and Ben Kraft, Kraft Electric Co. The Hutchinson Builders Association exists to be voice of the building industry in the Hutchinson area, with a mission to promote the highest building industry standard and have a positive impact on the building industry and community as a whole, while helping the community have access to realize the American dream of home ownership. TOPEKA – The Westar En-

ergy Inc. board of directors named Jeff Martin vice president, regulatory affairs, at its meeting Thursday. Martin has served as executive director, regulatory affairs, since March 2012. As the leader of Regulatory Affairs, Martin has responsibility for all regulatory matters of the company, including those related to the Kansas Corporation Commission, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission and North American Electric Reliability Corp. Before leading Regulatory Affairs, Martin worked as director, reliability and resources scheduling; director, division operations in Hutchinson; and in other roles in operations. Martin, a native of Hesston, earned a master’s of business administration from Kansas State University and a bachelor’s of science in electronics engineering technology from Pittsburg State University. He is a graduate of the Center for Creative Leadership’s Leadership Development Program, Leadership Wichita and Leadership Reno County. He is a member of the 2013 Leadership Kansas class. Martin lives in Meriden with his wife, Kelly, and two sons, Colton and Jerrett.

Texas rice farmers go second year without water THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

HOUSTON – A Texas water supplier is cutting off irrigation waters to downstream rice farmers for the second consecutive year. The Lower Colorado River Authority said Saturday

drought has depleted reservoirs has forced it to again cut off water. The farmers were also cut off last year. The move is not a surprise because the authority announced in January that barring significant rainfall, the lake levels would be too low to release water to rice

farmers in southeast Texas. Lack of water will result in a loss of about 55,000 acres of rice, an official said.

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In a shakeup late last year, McDonald’s ousted the head of its U.S. business. The move came after a key sales figure dropped for the first time in nearly a decade. CEO Don Thompson, who took the top spot this summer, has said

the company has a strong pipeline of new items for 2013. Meanwhile, some McDonald’s operators may welcome the company’s plans to stop serving some items. “The menu at McDonald’s has gotten so broad and so jumbled

that nothing sells in large numbers,” said Richard Adams, a former McDonald’s franchisee who now consults for franchisees. “This business was built on simplicity. That’s kind of gone out of the window in the last decade.”

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Top speedometer figures not fastened to reality BY TOM KRISHER AP Auto Writer

DETROIT – The speedometer on the Toyota Yaris says the tiny car can go 140 miles per hour. In reality, the bulbous subcompact’s 106-horsepower engine and automatic transmission can’t push it any faster than 109. So why do the Yaris – and most other cars sold in the U.S. – have speedometers that show top speeds they can’t possibly reach? The answer has deep roots in an American culture that loves the rush of driving fast. The automakers’ marketing departments are happy to give people the illusion that their family car can travel at speeds rivaling a NASCAR racer. And companies often use one speedometer type in various models across the world, saving them money. But critics say the everhigher numbers are misleading. Some warn they create a safety concern, daring drivers to push past freeway speed limits that are 65 to 75 mph in most states. “You reach a point where it becomes ridiculous,” says Larry Dominique, a former Nissan product chief who now is executive vice president of the auto pricing website. “Eighty percent plus of the cars on the road are not designed for and will not go over 110 mph.” Last year, speedometer top speeds for new versions of the mainstream Ford Fusion and Chevrolet Malibu were increased from 120 or 140 mph to 160, which approaches speeds on some NASCAR tracks. The speedometer on the Honda Accord already topped out at 160. All are midsize family haulers, the most popular segment of the U.S. auto market, and like most new cars,

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The speedometer of a 1953 Corvette is seen at the GM Heritage Center in Sterling Heights, Mich., on Jan. 22. have top speeds that seldom exceed 120 mph. The Yaris got its 140 mph speedometer in a redesign for the 2012 model year, giving it the same top reading as the original 1953 Chevrolet Corvette sports car. Even the new Nissan Sentra compact has a 160 mph speedometer. There are several explanations for the speedometers. When people are comparison shopping, cars with higher speedometer readings appear to be sportier, and buyers favor them even though they have no intention of driving over 100. “People really want to see higher numbers,” said Fawaz Baltaji, a business development manager for Yazaki North America, a supplier of speedometers for auto companies. “It is indicative of a more powerful engine. There’s a marketing pitch to it.” Although cars with high-horsepower engines can come close to the

top speedometer speeds, most are limited by engine control computers. That’s because the tires can overheat and fail at higher speeds. Tires now common on mainstream cars often can’t go above 130 mph or they could fail. Many tires, especially on older models, have speed limits as low as 112. But that’s still faster than most people will ever drive. Automakers, in a push to cut costs, now sell the same cars worldwide and use the same speedometers in different cars all over the world. In China and Europe, governments require that the top number on speedometers be higher than a car’s top speed. Cars sold in Europe, for instance, have faster top speeds than those sold elsewhere because they can be driven over 150 mph on sections of Germany’s Autobahn. So to sell the same car or speedometer globally, the numbers have to be higher, said Kurt Tesnow, who’s in charge of

speedometer and instrument clusters for General Motors. Also, some mainstream cars have some souped-up cousins that go faster and need higher speedometer numbers. A Chevy Malibu with a 2-liter turbocharged engine, for instance, can go 155 mph, far higher than the mainstream version. The little Toyota Yaris gets its speedometer from another Toyota model that’s sold in other countries. “It’s not that each speedometer is designed for that specific vehicle,” said Greg Thome, a company spokesman. In a similar vein, U.S. automakers can make engines that blow past 70 mph because they make cars for global drivers and speed limits vary around the world. And drivers like the security of knowing they could outrun a natural disaster, such as a tornado, if necessary. The speedometer designs also reflect research that found most people like the needle to hit highway speeds at the top of the speedometer’s circle, said Yazaki’s Baltaji. So the common freeway cruising speed of 70 to 80 mph is right in the middle on a 160 mph speedometer, he said. The rising speedometer numbers aren’t surprising to Joan Claybrook, the top federal auto safety regulator under President Jimmy Carter. She’s been fighting the escalation for years and says it encourages drivers – especially younger ones – to drive too fast. During her tenure, she briefly got speedometer numbers lowered. “They think speed sells,” she said of automakers. “People buy these cars because they want to go fast.” Some drivers at dealerships Tuesday conceded that marketing the higher speeds could have worked on them – at least when they were younger.

Paul Lampinen, 36, Ann Arbor, Mich., said he bought a Ram Pickup with a V-8 engine because he likes a powerful truck. The higher speedometer numbers could have influenced him when he was in his 20s, but they wouldn’t work now, he said. “I don’t want to pay any tickets,” he said while getting his truck serviced at a Chrysler dealer in nearby Saline, Mich. For years, most speedometers topped out at 120 – even though that was 50 mph over the limit in most states. Then, in 1980, Claybrook, who ran the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, limited speedometers to 85 mph, even though cars could go much faster. The move, designed to end the temptation to push cars to their limits, drew outrage from gearheads nationwide. Some automakers got around the rule by ending the numbers at 85 but leaving lines beyond that to show higher speeds. The government also forced automakers to highlight 55 mph, which at the time was the fuel-saving national speed limit. The limit was short-lived, overturned two years later by President Ronald Reagan, who campaigned on a pledge to end onerous government regulations. Cars with 85 mph speedometers lingered for several years until they were redesigned and the maximum speeds for most returned to 120. But by the 2000s, the speedometer speeds crept higher. Even compact cars showed 130 or 140 mph. The 2014 Chevrolet Corvette speedometer and some Jag-uar models now peak at 200. Claybrook concedes there’s no data to show the 85 mph limit saved lives, but she believes it did. She called the ever-higher speedometer numbers immoral.

Farm bill would save less than previously thought BY MARY CLARE JALONICK Associated Press

WASHINGTON – Farm bills passed by the Senate and a House committee last year would save far less money than previously thought, according to a new estimate released Friday. A report from the Congressional Budget Office says a Senate-passed farm bill would save $1.3 billion annually, as opposed to the $2.3 billion per year in savings estimated last year. A bill passed by the House Agriculture Committee would save $2.7 billion a year instead of $3.5 billion. While the amounts may

seem small in comparison to the bills’ $100 billion-a-year cost, the estimates are another roadblock for the embattled legislation and the farm-state lawmakers who have fruitlessly tried to convince House leadership to move forward on it. One of the main arguments that House Agriculture Committee Chairman Frank Lucas, R-Okla., and Senate Agriculture Committee Chair Debbie Stabenow, D-Mich., made in favor of passage is that the bill would save taxpayers money over time. The farm bill sets policy for farm subsidies, programs to protect environmentally-sen-

sitive land, rural development and food stamps. Food stamps, now called the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or SNAP, make up roughly 80 percent of the legislation’s cost. The normally reliable farm-state coalition in Congress fell apart in 2012 as agricultural issues fell by the wayside in an election year. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack blamed the lack of a farm bill on rural America’s declining population and lost clout. A booming agricultural economy also played a part as farmers weren’t clamoring for a new bill or changing farm policy.

The farm bills passed by the Senate in June and by the House Agriculture Committee in July died at the end of last year’s congressional session after Republican House leadership said they did not have the votes to pass it. The most recent farm law, passed in 2008, expired in September and was extended until September 2013 as part of the New Year’s agreement on the so-called fiscal cliff. Farm-state leaders will have to write a new bill this year but have not yet started that process or said how they plan to go about it. President Barack Obama has expressed general sup-

port for a new farm bill but it wasn’t among his priorities in the State of the Union address. The budget office said it lowered the estimates because savings in cuts to the food stamp program were lower than previously thought. The estimates also changed because of fluctuating crop prices. The report did not alter estimates for savings generated from eliminating a controversial crop subsidy called direct payments. The subsidies, which are paid to landholders whether they farm or not, cost $5 billion a year. Those subsidies would have been

eliminated in both bills, with some of the savings directed toward new subsidy programs. Senate Democrats have also proposed using that savings to avert across-theboard government cuts that kicked in Friday. A spokesman for the Senate Agriculture Committee said it is not unusual for the Congressional Budget Office to adjust its calculations and that the revised estimates wouldn’t derail efforts to pass a farm bill. “The committee will be able to achieve the savings needed once it passes the new version of the farm bill,” said Ben Becker, a spokesman for Stabenow.

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Postal services fight low demand ■ US plans to cut Saturdays, others

sell off slash days to cope with losses. BY NICK PERRY Associated Press

OTAKI, New Zealand – Sandra Vidulich is so excited about the leather boots she ordered through Amazon that she rips open the box in front of the postman and tries them on. “I looove them,” she declares, as the driveway at her tree-lined home in rural New Zealand briefly becomes a catwalk. “They’re cool.” For now, a boom in Internet shopping is helping keep alive moribund postal services across the developed world. But the core of their business – letters –is declining precipitously, and data from many countries indicate that parcels alone won’t be enough to save them. The once-proud postal services that helped build modern society are scaling back operations, risking further declines. The United Kingdom is preparing to wash its hands of mail deliveries entirely by selling the Royal Mail, which traces its roots back nearly 500 years to the reign of King Henry VIII. The U.S. Postal Service sparked uproar this month when it announced plans to stop delivering letters on Saturdays. New Zealand is considering more drastic cuts: three days of deliveries per week instead of six. It’s only in the past few years that postal services have truly felt the pinch of the Internet. Revenues at the USPS, which delivers about 40 percent of the world’s mail, peaked in 2007 at $75 billion. But the decline since then has been rapid. USPS revenue in 2012 fell to $65 billion, and its losses were $15.9 billion. It handled 160 billion pieces of mail that year, down from 212 billion in 2007. And it had slashed its workforce by 156,000, or 23 percent. Elsewhere, the news is just as grim. La Poste in France estimates that by 2015, it will be delivering 30 percent fewer letters than it did in 2008. Japan last year delivered 13 percent fewer letters than it did four years earlier. In Denmark, the postal service said letter volumes dropped 12 percent in a single year. The Universal Postal Union, which reports to the United Nations, estimates that letter volumes worldwide dropped by nearly 4 percent in 2011 and at an even faster clip in developed nations. Developed countries closed 5 percent of their post offices in 2011 alone. And while Internet shopping continues to grow, postal services that once profited from their monopoly on letters find themselves competing for parcels against private companies like FedEx. U.S. Postmaster General Patrick Donaho said he doesn’t believe the service can ever regain the revenue from packages it has lost from letters. He said axing Saturday mail deliveries, while keeping six-day-aweek package deliveries, will save the service about $2 billion a year. Donahoe said he thinks ending Saturday letter deliveries will keep the USPS a solid proposition for years to come. “People still go to their mailbox every day and they wait for their mail to come,” he said. “It’s part of American life.” And it has been since the beginning. The postal service’s role was defined in the Constitution, and Benjamin Franklin was the first postmaster general. The short-lived Pony Express achieved an enduring place in American folklore. Even the modern system of highways and airline travel grew from pioneering routes developed by the postal service. “It’s easy to forget how central this institution was to commerce, public life, social affairs,” said Richard John, a Columbia University professor who has written a book on the postal service. “It was once very, very important. Of course, that was then and this is now.”

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Postman John Lahmert delivers mail in rural Otaki, New Zealand. New Zealand is considering cutting letter deliveries from six days a week to three as global demand for postal services dwindles.

“It’s easy to forget how central this institution was to commerce, public life, social affairs. It was once very, very important. Of course, that was then and this is now.” Richard John, Columbia University

Sandra Vidulich is thrilled about her new leather boots delivered by postman John Lahmert in rural Otaki, New Zealand. Even now, however, much depends on the post office. According to the Envelope Manufacturers Association, the postal service is at the core of a trillion-dollar mailing industry in the U.S. that employs more than 8 million people. And for delivering a paper letter cheaply, there is simply no alternative. If rural residents were ever charged the actual cost of mail rather than the subsidized standard rate, John said, the costs would be prohibitive. The value of the mail goes beyond money in many places, including rural New Zealand. The postal carrier serves as a focal point for the community. John Lahmert, the postman who delivered the boots, has been delivering mail to farms around the North Island town of Otaki for 18 years. The 72-year-old independent contractor seems to know everybody on his route and doesn’t mind stopping for a chat. Noeline Saunders greets him at the gate, wondering if her citrus trees have arrived. Not yet, Lahmert tells her. Barry Georgeson, a semi-retired farmer, calls out a greeting and wanders down to pick up his

Experts say horse meat scandal unlikely to become issue in US BY MARY CLARE JALONICK Associated Press

WASHINGTON – The horse meat scandal that is hitting Europe has yet to spread to the United States, allowing American consumers to rest easier when buying ground beef or sitting down for a plate of meatballs at Ikea. The United States has rigorous meat inspections and horse meat isn’t readily available. So, while it’s certainly possible that small amounts of hidden horse meat has made its way into the United States, it’s unlikely to become a larger problem. Some questions and answers about the problem: Q: What’s happening in Europe? A: Horse meat has recently been found mixed into beef dishes sold across Europe, including in frozen supermarket meals. It also has been found in meals served at restaurants, schools and hospitals. Furniture giant

Ikea this week withdrew its famous meatballs from stores in 21 European countries and in Hong Kong, Thailand and the Dominican Republic after Czech food inspectors found traces of horse meat in them. Stores in the United States and Canada weren’t affected because they use a U.S. supplier. Q: Is horse meat safe to eat? A: What is at issue is fraudulent labeling, not a health risk. Horse meat is usually safe to eat, but it’s generally not consumed in the United States, mostly for cultural and ethical reasons. However, it’s considered a delicacy in some countries. Q: Are horses even slaughtered in the U.S.? A: Not right now. Three horse slaughter plants were shuttered five years ago after court action. Those plants produced meat that was mostly sold overseas. Q: But horses are slaughtered in Mexico and Canada. Companies could import that meat and use it as a

cheap substitute for beef, right? A: Probably not. No horse meat is imported to the United States, so it would be hard for U.S. companies to obtain it in large quantities. Q: What is the U.S. government doing to make sure Americans don’t face the problem? A: U.S. food safety law requires meat inspectors to be present for a slaughterhouse to operate and those inspectors are present for many steps of the process. They can shut down the plants if they think something illegal is going on. The federal oversight also requires meat to be easily traceable to the plant where the animals were slaughtered. Q: What about imports? A: Only certain countries and companies can export meat to the United States, and the Agriculture Department’s Food Safety and Inspection Service inspects products at the border and will test them if something appears to be amiss.

letters. “We don’t like change,” Georgeson said when asked about the possibility of mail coming just three times a week. But he said he could learn to live with it. Many seemed resigned to a reduced service. “I think people can genuinely understand that the world is changing,” said New Zealand Prime Minister John Key. “And while some people are still very reliant on the mail, for a lot of people that’s a fraction of the way they receive information.” About 7 in 10 Americans said they’d favor axing Saturday deliveries if it allowed the post office to deal with billions of dollars in debt, according to a poll by The New York Times and CBS News. Some countries, including Australia, Canada and Sweden, have already cut deliveries to five days a week. Others are tinkering with partial privatizations. Exactly what Britons might expect under a privatized service remains unclear. Some speculate it could mean cutbacks. Royal Mail’s Chief Executive Moya Greene declined to comment for this story:

“We’re simply not doing interviews about the planned sale,” spokesman Mish Tullar wrote in an email. In policy documents, the UK government said six-day-a-week deliveries and standardized letter prices remain vital but that private investors will provide more financial stability than “unpredictable” taxpayer funding. While letter volumes are falling in developed nations, the reverse is true in some developing countries. In China, mail deliveries are up 56 percent since 2007, driven by a more than fourfold increase in premium express mail, according to figures from China Post. Yet people in China are accustomed to having their mail show up late or disappear altogether. As Internet use increases in the developing world, mail may never be as essential as it has been elsewhere. Not everybody is ready to give up on letters. Reader’s Digest sends out about 500,000 pieces of mail each week to people in Australia, New Zealand, Singapore and Malaysia as it tries to entice them to buy its merchandise. “A lot of players are going for a digital strategy, and fewer are doing the directmail approach,” said Walter Beyleveldt, managing director for the Asia Pacific region. “Because of that, the mailbox will get emptier. It will potentially become an exciting place to go and look.” New Zealanders, however, may be looking there half as often as early as next year, if proposed changes to the New Zealand Post’s charter are approved. The government is accepting public comments until mid-March. A quarter of those received so far were mailed in, a rate considered unusually high.

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A taxing fixture Pro-business tax bill takes aim at middle-class homeowners here seems to be no limit to how hard this Kansas LegislaT ture, under the guiding hand of the Kansas Chamber of Commerce, will work to reduce taxes for large corporate interests, even if it means shifting the state’s revenue burden to the average working family. Among the ongoing tax discussion in Topeka is a bill that would redefine commercial and industrial machinery and equipment in an effort to make such property taxexempt. Under the bill, “trade fixtures” and equipment permanently attached to a property would avoid property tax assessment. The Kansas Division of the Budget estimates the bill would reduce the assessed valuation of grain elevators by 25 percent, railroads by 32 percent and some manufacturing and processing facilities by as much as 75 percent. Oil refineries, such as McPherson’s NCRA facility, would be among the biggest beneficiaries of the bill. In McPherson County, the bill would strip 24 percent of the county’s total assessed valuation; Montgomery County, one of the poorest counties in the state, would lose 54 percent of its entire tax base, largely for the benefit of a single company, CVR Energy, which owns a refinery and nitrogen plant there. While those companies would save money on their taxes, the burden to support local government and schools once again would be

shifted to the average homeowner. In McPherson, residents could see a 9.9-mill increase to make up the difference, and in Montgomery County offsetting the exemption would raise the property tax levy on homeowners by more than 51 mills. Naturally, the Kansas Chamber of Commerce has its fingerprints all over this legislation and undoubtedly will go on at length about how such legislation would create jobs and increase investment in the state. But by now, most Kansans should recognize that’s an illusion. What this legislation really does is throw average taxpayers under the proverbial bus – taxpayers who without the power of a well-heeled lobby in Topeka have little choice but to pay more of their wealth to support the basic services and functions that benefit both business and people. Surely someone in this Legislature has the courage to stop the constant assault on middle-class taxpayers. Someone must have the nerve to tell the Kansas Chamber of Commerce that its ideas are bad and that every piece of legislation that saves a corporation money also carries a severe cost for the average Kansas household. Sadly, that person has yet to emerge, or if he or she has, that voice has been drowned out by the lobbyists in Topeka. As long as the majority remains eager to support any piece of “pro-business” legislation placed on its desks, average Kansans can expect a long, sustained attack on their futures and a tax policy that continues to represent all interests except theirs.

Final schminal Decision after snow day shows finals aren’t important after all ne unfortunate casualty of O the snowstorm two weeks ago was the cancellation of the last day of the regularly scheduled school week at Hutchinson High School. More unfortunate, however, was the easy dismissal of the final exam by school administrators, who apparently decided it would be too difficult and not worth the trouble to make up the end-of-session exam. “It’s a situation with not a lot of good alternatives,” Hutchinson High School principal Ron Roehm said of rescheduling the final. The administrative decision to cancel the last final of the week might have made it easier for the staff to manage the transition from one trimester to another. Yet, for educators who had prepared their students for the final, and who repeatedly warned students about the test’s importance in their final grade, the administration’s easy solution undermines the importance teachers put on classroom study, including final exams. Furthermore, the decision sends a message to students that (1) finals aren’t really as important as we’ve led you to believe, (2) if there’s an easy way to do something and a hard way to something, choose the easy way, even if

it’s not in your best interest, and (3) we, as a school, aren’t willing to rearrange our schedules to test student achievement, but we are more than willing to do so for a pep rally or to celebrate an important sports victory. Administrators no doubt would counter that a large student body makes it difficult to alter the first days of the new trimester for a single exam, or that starting the test on the first day back to school would delay further the start of the next trimester. But surely an hour could be devoted to finishing last trimester’s work before moving into the next session. To be sure, the unplanned snow day caused challenges for Hutch High officials, but those challenges don’t justify sending a message to students that tests and final exams don’t matter – a message that erodes the voice of parents and teachers who are trying to help their children understand and appreciate the importance and value of a quality education, hard work and responsibility. Whether a college student, a member of the workforce or as part of a family, in the “real” world, work doesn’t simply disappear with an unplanned absence; it piles up and waits for your return and can’t simply be pushed aside or erased. That’s a lesson for which Hutchinson High School students missed out.


All I wanted was a new driver’s license… I never received the yellow renewal card in the mail. Honest. That’s what I told the lady at the Kansas Department of Motor Vehicles when my number – 40 – was called. She didn’t give me any special credit for showing up on my own without the reminder card. Instead the lady wasn’t happy with all the proof of identity I was pulling out of my purse like a magician. There was my soon-to-expire driver’s license, blank checks with my address and a health insurance card. But, what she wanted was my car registration. No one wants to step out of line when you’re just a number, but I ran out and got the little insurance card, with my address on it, out of the glove box in my car. That wasn’t proof enough. What she wanted was the slip of paper I had been given with my car tag sticker on it, which seemed unimportant at the time, so I threw it away when I pulled the sticker off to put on my car tag. “Do you realize you can be fined $300 if you don’t have that when you’re stopped by the police?” she asked. Then she told me for a $1 I could run over to the courthouse and get a copy of my car registration. I returned, out of breath, and took another number – 42. I sat and waited until she motioned me over with her finger like an annoyed schoolmarm.

Kathy Hanks Now that she had proof of my identity she was ready to get personal. “How much do you weigh?” she asked. I tried to be honest with this woman. I nervously threw out some numbers. She stared at me. “What? Is there a fine for lying about your weight?” I asked. “You have to be within reason,” she said. I tried again. She gave me that schoolmarm look, and punched it into the computer. Despite what the schoolmarm might have thought, I had done my homework. When I realized a reminder wasn’t coming from the state and that my license would expire in a week, I called the Department of Revenue in Topeka. I asked if state budgetary cuts included mailed reminders that a driver’s license was about to expire. They said I should have received one in the mail. Then they transferred me to another department where I got an answering machine. I hung up and headed for the local office, where I quickly melted into a bumbling fool in

front of the schoolmarm’s eyes. Afterwards I went to the Kansas Department of Revenue’s website, which I should have done before going to the local office. I learned that to renew a Kansas driver’s license you must provide proof of identity. Proof of identity could be the expiring driver’s license. If you do not have the expiring driver’s license, you must provide something else as proof of identity. I had the expired driver’s license, but without the renewal card, I had to provide something else as proof of Kansas residency. It’s a different world than I remember six years ago when I last renewed my license. For one thing, back then they believed me when I told them my weight. Also, I didn’t have to go digging around for proof of who I was. The schoolmarm warned me it’s going to get worse. She said next time be prepared to bring lots of documents proving my identity, including my birth certificate. Oh joy. I had one of those once. I do have a passport. Actually I have three passports, renewed without any complications over the decades. In order to have gotten them I must have begun with a birth certificate, right? But, I couldn’t begin to tell you where I placed it. I do know one thing for certain – it’s not in my glove box. Kathy Hanks is a reporter at The Hutchinson News. Email:

The past isn’t done with us One day, many years ago, I was working in my college bookstore when this guy walks in wearing a T-shirt. “White Power,” it said. I was chatting with a friend, Cathy Duncan, and what happened next was as smooth as if we had rehearsed it. All at once, she’s sitting on my lap or I’m sitting on hers – I can’t remember which – and that white girl gives this black guy a peck on the lips. In a loud voice she asks, “So, what time should I expect you home for dinner, honey?” Mr. White Power glares malice and retreats. Cathy and I fall over laughing. Which tells you something about how those of us who came of age in the first postcivil rights generation tended to view racism; we saw it as something we could dissipate with a laugh, a tired old thing that had bedeviled our parents, yes, but which we were beyond. We thought racism was over. I’ve spent much of my life since then being disabused of that naivete. Watching media empires built upon appeals to racial resentment, seeing the injustice system wield mass incarceration as a weapon against black men, bearing witness as the first African-American president produced his longform birth certificate, all helped me understand just how silly we were to believe bigotry was done. So a chill crawled my spine last week as the Supreme Court heard arguments in a case that could result in gutting the Voting Rights Act. That landmark 1965 legislation gave the ballot to black voters who had previously been denied it by discriminatory laws, economic threats, violence and by registrars who challenged them with non-

Leonard Pitts sense questions like, “How many bubbles are in a bar of soap?” One of the act’s key provisions covers nine mostly Southern states and scores of municipalities with histories of such behavior. They must get federal approval before changing their voting procedures. The requirement may be stigmatizing; but it is hardly onerous.

Yet Shelby County, Ala., seeks the provision’s repeal, pronouncing itself cured of the attitudes that made it necessary. “The children of today’s Alabama are not racist and neither is their government,” wrote Alabama Attorney General Luther Strange last week. It was rather like hearing a wife beater say he has seen the error of his ways and will no longer smack the missus around. Though you’re glad and all, you still hope the wife’s testimony will carry a little more weight in deciding whether

the restraining order should be lifted. But the court’s conservatives seemed eager to believe, peppering the law’s defenders with skeptical questions. Indeed, Justice Antonin Scalia branded the law a “racial entitlement.” Sit with that a moment. A law protecting the voting rights of a historically disenfranchised minority is a “racial entitlement”? Equality is a government program? Lord, have mercy. There is historical resonance here. In the 1870s, the South assured the federal government it could behave itself without oversight. The feds agreed to leave the region alone where race was concerned. The result: nearly a century of Jim Crow. Now here comes Shelby County, saying in effect: We’ve changed. Trust us. It is an appeal that might have seemed persuasive back when I was young and naive, sitting on Cathy’s lap (or she on mine) and thinking race was over. But that was a long time ago. Yes, the South has changed – largely because of the law Shelby County seeks to gut. Even so, attempts to dilute the black vote have hardly abated. We’ve just traded poll taxes and literacy tests for gerrymandering and Voter ID laws. So we can ill afford to be as naive as a top court conservative at the prospect of softening federal protection of African-American voting rights. “Trust us,” says the South. And the whole weight of history demands a simple question in response. Why? Email Leonard Pitts at

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A legislative history lesson BY REP. DON HINEMAN, I recently wrote about an attempt to change the method of judicial selection in Kansas and why we have the system we presently do. That copy of my newsletter is available on my website if you missed it earlier. That effort appears to have stalled, at least for now. However another proposal to amend the Constitution is gaining traction, and a resolution passed out of the Kansas Senate this week that attempts to clarify that funding of public education should be solely HINEMAN the responsibility of the Legislature. A few days ago, I came across some very interesting background on this issue. Article 6b of the Constitution says “The Legislature shall make suitable provision for finance of the educational interests of the state.” This language was amended into the Constitution in 1966. The really interesting thing is what else was going on at that time. In 1964, the U.S. Supreme Court issued a ruling that all state legislative bodies must be apportioned based upon population rather than geography or any other means. This doctrine of equal representation, or “one person, one vote” meant that the Kansas House of Representatives could no longer be apportioned one representative per county with a few extra allocated to the larger cities in the state. 1966 was the last year that the Kansas House was apportioned under the old system, and it seems very likely that the members of that predominantly rural Legislature understood that “one person, one vote” would forever change the character of the Kansas House. They no doubt understood that future Legislatures would become increasingly urbanized. And that raised the prospect that at some point an urban-oriented Legislature might adopt a school funding formula that would disadvantage rural school children relative to their counterparts in the cities of Kansas. The solution those rural legislators apparently devised was to lock language into the Constitution that would insure suitable funding for the education of ALL Kansas school children. In my opinion they met their objective very well. Though the present school finance formula is not perfect, it has been crafted and refined over a period of decades to balance the needs of diverse student populations throughout the state. But now, thanks to a series of contentious court rulings, some folks want to change the constitutional language and remove the possibility of future court challenges regarding school funding. The rural legislators of the 1960s recognized that putting that power strictly in the hands of the Legislature would be a very bad thing for rural Kansas. I am thankful for their wisdom and leadership of nearly 50 years ago, and I am committed to their objective: equal educational opportunity for all Kansas children. It would be very interesting to have a chat with some of the individuals who were in the legislature back then. Rod Bentley of Gove County, my good friend and ardent supporter, served in the Kansas House of Representatives during that era. Rod’s long and interesting life came to an end just last Friday. This peek into the past is verification of the old phrase “those who cannot learn from the past are doomed to repeat it.” Problem is, if rural Kansans cannot value the foresight of those who went before, it is quite possible that we will never again be able to restore the constitutional protection of equal educational opportunity. Don Hineman, Dighton, represents the 118th district in the Kansas House of Representatives.

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Ryan shows fighting spirit

For Obama, bad is when nothing bad happens WASHINGTON – “The worst-case scenario for us,” a leading anti-budget-cuts lobbyist told The Washington Post, “is the sequester hits and nothing bad really happens.” Think about that. Worst case? That a government drowning in debt should cut back by 2.2 percent – and the country survives. That a government now borrowing 35 cents of every dollar it spends reduces that borrowing by two cents “and nothing bad really happens.” Oh, the humanity! A normal citizen might think this a good thing. For reactionary liberalism, however, whatever sum our ever-inflating government happens to spend today (now double what Bill Clinton spent in his last year) is the Platonic ideal – the reduction of which, however minuscule, is a national calamity. Or damn well should be. Otherwise, people might get the idea that we can shrink government, and live on. Hence the president’s message. If the “sequestration” – automatic spending cuts – goes into effect, the skies will fall. Plane travel jeopardized, carrier groups beached, teachers furloughed. The administration has every incentive to make the sky fall, lest we suffer that terrible calamity – cuts the nation survives. Are they threatening to pare back consultants, conferences, travel and other nonessential fluff ? Hardly. It shall be air-traffic control. Meat inspection. Weather forecasting. A 2011 GAO report gave a sampling of the vastness of what could be cut, consolidated and rationalized in Washington: 44 overlapping job training programs, 18 for nutrition assistance, 82 (!) on teacher quality, 56 dealing with financial literacy, more than 20 for homelessness, etc. Total annual cost: $100 billion to $200 billion, about two to five times the entire domestic sequester.

Charles Krauthammer Are these on the chopping block? No sir. It’s firemen first. That’s the phrase coined in 1976 by legendary Washington Monthly Editor Charlie Peters to describe the way government functionaries beat back budget cuts. Dare suggest a nick in the city budget and the mayor immediately shuts down the firehouse. The DMV back office stacked with nepotistic incompetents remains intact. Shrink it and no one would notice. Sell the firetruck – the people scream and the city council falls silent about any future cuts. After all, the sequester is just onehalf of 1 percent of GDP. It amounts to 1.4 cents on the dollar of nondefense spending, 2 cents overall. Because of this year’s payroll tax increase, millions of American workers have had to tighten their belts by precisely 2 percent. They found a way. Washington, spending $3.8 trillion, cannot? If so, we might as well declare bankruptcy now and save the attorneys’ fees. The problem with sequestration, of course, is that the cuts are across the board and do not allow money to move between accounts. It’s dumb because it doesn’t discriminate. Fine. Then change the law. That’s why we have a Congress. Discriminate. Prioritize. That’s why we have budgets. Except that the Democratic Senate hasn’t passed one in four years. And the White House, which proposed the sequester in the first place, had 18 months to establish rational priorities among accounts –

and did nothing. When the GOP House passed an alternative that cut where the real money is – entitlement spending – President Obama threatened a veto. Meaning, he would have insisted that the sequester go into effect – the very same sequester he now tells us will bring on Armageddon. Good grief. The entire sequester would have reduced last year’s deficit from $1.33 trillion to $1.24 trillion. A fraction of a fraction. Nonetheless, insists Obama, such a cut is intolerable. It has to be “balanced” – i.e., largely replaced – by yet more taxes. Which demonstrates that, for Obama, this is not about deficit reduction, which interests him not at all. The purpose is purely political: to complete his Election Day victory by breaking the Republican opposition. At the fiscal cliff, Obama broke – and split – the Republicans on taxes. With the sequester, he intends to break them on spending. Make the cuts as painful as possible, and watch the Republicans come crawling for a “balanced” (i.e., tax hiking) deal. In the past two years, House Republicans stopped cold Obama’s leftliberal agenda. Break them now and the road is open to resume enactment of the expansive, entitlementstate liberalism that Obama proclaimed in his second inaugural address. But he cannot win if “nothing bad really happens.” Indeed, he’d look both foolish and cynical for having cried wolf. His incentive to deliberately make the most painful and socially disruptive cuts possible (say, oh, releasing illegal immigrants from detention) is enormous. And alarming. Hail Armageddon. Charles Krauthammer’s email address is

House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan, R-Wis., was looking beyond Friday and the beginning of the sequestration. In an interview I conducted with him Tuesday on Capitol Hill, Ryan told me he believes a majority of Americans will come to understand how bad the debt is after the rhetoric gives way to reality. “Mitt (Romney) and I shadowboxed against the theory of big government,” he says, “while (President) Obama made all the great promises of what it delivered and used soaring rhetoric to sell it, but that will be different in a second term (when) the results start materializing.” As one example, Ryan mentions the impact of the Affordable Care Act – Obamacare – on seniors. He believes that when seniors begin to experience Obamacare’s negative effects it will “put us in a much better position not just to say, ‘I told you so,’ but to show there’s a far better way than 15 people on a board appointed by the president making all these decisions that will ration your health care on top of all these ... price controls to providers that will restrict your access.” By the end of next year, Ryan believes, “’ll see a lot of anxiety in the health care provider community that will damage access to health care for seniors and I think the bloom will come off the Obamacare rose, such as it exists today (with) every additional year of implementation.” Ryan says health care providers are already telling some members of Congress about their “negative margins with Obamacare kicking in” and how the law will either force them to close, or “they’re going to stop taking people, or overcharge the private payers who increasingly will dump their employees into the Obamacare program.” “The president said, ‘if you like your plan you can keep it,’” Ryan said. “Not true. The president said this was going to improve Medicare. He said health care costs would go down. They’ve gone up.” Given all this, what will Ryan and the Republicans do when across-the-board spending cuts begin? “Our job is to buy the country time,” he tells me. “That means we need a down payment on the debt and deficits. We need to buy time for the bond markets to push off a debt crisis outside of the four-year window. We then go to the country with a real agenda of specific alternatives to this progressive experiment that’s unfolding to win 2016 so we can actually fix this thing before it’s too late.” He says he’s not worried about polls that show a majority of the country will blame Republicans for the sequester. “Getting actual accomplishments by getting debt and deficits under control, stabilizing our debt to buy the country time so we don’t have a debt crisis” will allow Republicans to “go to the country with a crystal clear choice that more clearly juxtapose(s) against the reality of big government under Obama is what we have to shoot for.” Ryan says the House next week will give the president “...some reprogramming authority to be able to direct cuts to lower priority areas from higher priority areas.” What if the Senate doesn’t go along? “That’s their choice,” he said. Ryan recalls how scare tactics failed in the 1996 debate over welfare reform when liberals lamented cuts to the welfare program that they believed would surely lead to poor children starving in the streets of America. Instead Clinton’s welfare-towork program made it possible for many low-income Americans to get jobs. Ryan calls the current GOP plan “Welfare Reform 2.0” and expects similar positive results by focusing on “improving prosperity, opportunity and individual responsibility.” Democrats have “won a battle, but not the war,” Ryan said. Is he optimistic he will win the war? “I wouldn’t be here if I wasn’t.” Email Cal Thomas at

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Buffett calls year with 45 percent profit jump subpar BY JOSH FUNK AP Business Writer

OMAHA, Neb. – Investor Warren Buffett says last year was “subpar” for his company because Berkshire Hathaway’s value trailed the overall market, but shareholders will likely be pleased with the 45 percent increase in profit Buffett delivered. Buffett sounded optimistic in his annual letter that was released Friday even though 2012 was only the ninth time in the past 48 years that Berkshire’s book value per share failed to outpace the S&P 500. The legendary investor also confessed that the two investment managers he hired over the last few years left Buffett in their dust largely, because he didn’t make a big acquisition last year. Berkshire’s chairman and CEO had considerably more good news than bad to offer, and Buffett offered more explanation about the company’s recent newspaper

purchases and its opposition to paying derivatives. Berkshire’s net income soared in 2012 to $14.8 billion, up from $10.3 billion the previous year, but most of the increase came from paper gains on its investments and derivative contracts. Without those gains, Berkshire’s operating earnings advanced 17 percent to $12.6 billion, up from the previous year’s $10.8 billion. Nearly all of its major business groups performed well in 2012, with the insurance units that include Geico and General Reinsurance leading the way because of significantly fewer natural disasters in the year. Buffett said Berkshire’s acquisition luck turned last month when he agreed to work with the 3G Capital investment fund to buy the H.J. Heinz Co. for $23.3 billion. Berkshire will own half the company, receive 9 percent dividends on $8 billion, and get warrants to buy an-

other 5 percent of Heinz. But Buffett and his business partner Charlie Munger won’t be satisfied by the ketchup deal. “We still have plenty of cash and are generating more at a good clip,” Buffett wrote. “So it’s back to work; Charlie and I have again donned our safari outfits and resumed our search for elephants.” Andy Kilpatrick, who wrote “Of Permanent Value: The Story of Warren Buffett,” said the warrants make it likely Heinz will one day be entirely owned by Berkshire. And Buffett said Berkshire finished 2012 with nearly $47 billion on hand, so he does have plenty to work with even if he insists on keeping about $20 billion around in case of emergencies. Many of the companies Berkshire owns outright – including MidAmerican Energy, Lubrizol chemicals and HomeServices of America – together made 26 smaller acquisitions for $2.3 billion last

year. Kilpatrick said he was impressed with the report because for the first time in years, it looks like all parts of Berkshire are performing well, and it looks like the 82-

year-old Buffett is doing well after a prostate cancer scare last year. “He looks to be in terrific health, and the company looks to be in terrific health,” Kilpatrick said. Buffett did not offer any

new details in the letter on the plan to eventually replace him. He has said Berkshire’s board plans to split Buffett’s job into three roles: CEO, chairman and investment management.




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Dragons put away pesky Mavericks ■ HCC ‘imposes will’ on

opponent this time to advance in Region 6 play. BY BRAD HALLIER The Hutchinson News

The Hutchinson Community College men couldn’t come up with compliments fast enough Saturday for Northwest Kansas Tech. The Jayhawk West runner-up Blue Dragons heard all about their Region 6 Tournament first-round opponent. They knew Northwest Kansas Tech won at Seward County, beat Colby, Brown Mackie and Dodge City, and played Barton tough in Great Bend. While the Blue Dragons had the


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second seed from the Jayhawk West, they knew Region 6 independent Northwest Kansas Tech, the seventh seed out of the East, wouldn’t be a typical firstround pushover. The Mavericks weren’t. Hutchinson won 90-82, but the Blue Dragons couldn’t help but smiling when talking about the first-year program out of Goodland. “That’s a great team, hands down,” said sophomore forward Alex Davis, who had 27 points, seven rebounds and six blocked shots. “They play as a team,

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Haven’s Jedidiah Beachy (24) tries to hold on to the ball as Salina Sacred Heart’s Cory Donley (15) plays defense during their Class 3A substate final game Saturday in Hillsboro.

Knights rally to beat Haven ■ Both Wildcat teams fall in the

substate championship games. BY LUCAS FAHRER The Hutchinson News

HILLSBORO – Tied 21-all at halftime and his team holding just a one-point edge after three quarters, SACRED HEART 49 Haven HAVEN 46 boys coach Lonnie Paramore knew their Kansas Class 3A substate championship game against Salina Sacred Heart would go down to the wire. And in a matchup where points were at a premium, the Wildcats

couldn’t find enough in the fourth quarter while handing the Knights too many trips to the foul line. That proved to be the difference as Haven, the No. 2 seed, was upset 4946 by fourth-seed Sacred Heart . “We had a ton of fouls in the second half and just couldn’t seem to buy one down at the other end,” said Paramore, whose team closed the book on a 14-9 season. Sacred Heart (15-8), headed to the 3A state tournament in Hutchinson, hit 12 of 18 free throws in the final eight minutes. When Haven committed its first foul in the fourth quarter, the Knights earned the double bonus. The Wildcats drew the same amount of fouls but didn’t cash in at the foul line or reach the bonus

until later in the fourth quarter. After making their first two shots at the charity stripe, they missed their final six – all of which came in the last 2:10 in regulation. “When they (Sacred Heart) get to go to the free throw line, they’re a good free throw shooting team and they were able to scratch and claw and get it done and we missed free throws down the stretch,” Paramore said. Haven tied the game at 44-44 after scores by Jacob Newcomer and Luke Johnson with 2:37 left. Tate Richards responded with a runner for Sacred Heart, which retook the lead for good. After Jed Beachy missed two free throws on

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Chargers are state-bound once again ■ Lane leads way for Burrton;

Fairfield falls in both final tilts. BY PAT SANGIMINO The Hutchinson News

BURRTON – There might not be another player as important to his team than Burrton senior Trae Lane, who is BURRTON 60 carrying the back FAIRFIELD 48 Chargers to the Kansas Class 1A Division I tournament in Emporia. Lane scored 31 points and dished out five assists Saturday as the Chargers rallied from a 10-point first-half deficit to knock off third-

seeded Fairfield, 60-48, in a substate final. It wasn’t a good day for Fairfield, which lost both finals. Earlier, its girls team fell to Centre 60-37. It looked like the day might be salvaged when the Falcons came out strong in the boys game. A three-point play by Trace Bayse gave Fairfield a 27-17 lead – and all of the momentum – midway through the second quarter. But this is Burrton’s MO, we’re finding. The never-say-die Chargers weren’t close to being done, despite giving away a whole lot of size on the interior and not having nearly as much depth as the Falcons. “We usually fall behind, but we fight – we fight hard,” said Lane,

who is heading back to Emporia for the third time in his four years. Lane responded to the 10-point deficit by scoring the next six points. The Fairfield lead was trimmed to two points by the intermission and when Lane opened the second half by scoring the first six points, Burrton had a lead it would never again relinquish. “We were feeling great once we got the lead,” he said. “It gave us the boost we needed to keep going.” Fairfield seemed to have a huge advantage in the post with John Dealy and Brennyn Pankratz. The duo hit on four of their first five shots as Fairfield jumped out to a quick lead and made it look easy.


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Hutchinson’s D’Von Campbell (1) is fouled by Northwest Kansas Tech’s Nicholas Riley (23) during the first half of their Region 6 tournament game Saturday at the Sports Arena.

HCC routs Colby with new lineup ■ ‘Undisclosed team

decision’ knocks Walter, Patterson out as starters. BY BRAD HALLIER The Hutchinson News

In each of the last two seasons, Hutchinson Community College women’s coach John Ontjes has not changed his starting lineup one time. The start of the Region 6 Tournament may not have seemed like an ideal time for a lineup change, but Ontjes benched starting point guard Chrisstasia Walter and forward Jasmine Patterson for what Ontjes said was an “undisclosed team decision.”

WOMEN 90 COLBY 31 The Jayhawk West champion Blue Dragons probably could have used any combination for their starting five in Saturday’s 90-31 win against Colby at the Sports Arena. But Ontjes gave a hint as to the reason for the change, inserting point guard Jen’Von’Ta Hill and forward Kiarra Jones into the starting lineup. “What I wasn’t happy with was our preparation for this first playoff game,” Ontjes said. “We’re going to have to be better the next two days, because it only gets increasingly tougher.”

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High school bowling has made for an amazing ride, favorite moments along the way One of my favorite sports moments from the last year had little to do with sports and involved a group of girls who some claim to participate in an activity that should never be confused with a sport. Confused yet? Welcome to my world. It was halftime of a substate semifinal basketball game last March at Buhler High. The Crusaders were in the locker room. The band was taking a break. And

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Pat Sangimino there was a lull on the hardwood. It was an appropriate time to introduce to the crowd the school’s girls bowling team. To that point, they were a

bunch of unknowns. Their anonymity was a calling card. There was no need to be incognito because nobody cared to care. But earlier in the day, those girls captured the school’s first-ever state bowling crown. On that night, as they were introduced, the crowd – led by the student section – erupted in ovation. “Everything changed after that for them,” said Skip Wilson, who will step down as coach after launching the

program at Buhler a decade ago. “They became members of the student body for the first time.” Wilson will be hard to replace. The job he did at Buhler won’t soon be forgotten. His work can be seen in the way bowling has become an accepted activity at Buhler and its participants are anonymous no more. On that night at center court, the wallflowers blossomed.

Over the course of the next year, girls who never had an identity with their school – nameless faces in the hall – began to interact with others. They went to football games. They took in the school plays and the dances. They interacted with other students who they’d never known in the past. Their collective high school experience was enhanced greatly. That’s the reason the Kansas State High School

Activities Association added bowling to its offerings of sports and activities a decade ago. The general thinking was that any avenue that could get students – those who otherwise might have no other connection to their school – was deemed to be a worthwhile venture. And once again, a debate is raised: Is bowling a sport? Of course it is. It’s a game that requires great skill.


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Haven ● From Page D1 Haven’s next possession, the Knights grabbed the rebound, stalled on offense and drained 1:20 off the clock. They hit three of four throws, a pair of trips on either side of a coast-to-coast basket by Tim Hendrixson, to seal the game and round out the scoring. Haven committed nine fouls in a see-saw third quarter and it came back to bite them in the fourth. “It’s an emotional game, especially a substate championship,” Paramore said. “The guys, I told them, they’ve just got to keep their composure.” Haven had 19 field goals to Sacred Heart’s 11 but the Knights had 23 points off of free throws. The Wildcats had five. Nine of the 10 players that hit the court for Haven scored. Johnson tallied a double for the second time in two nights with 10 points and 10 boards. Isaac Ensz came off the bench to score eight points. Sacred Heart was led by Tony Chavez, who hit 10 of 11 free throws and finished with 14 points and eight rebounds. SALINA SACRED HEART 49, HAVEN BOYS 46 S. Sacred Heart 7 14 10 18 - 49 Haven 6 15 11 14 - 46 Haven (14-9) Johnson 4-10 2-2 10, Regier 1-2 0-0 2, Crabtree 1-3 2-2 4, Z. Hendrixson 0-1 0-0 0, Beachy 2-9 02 5, Newcomer 2-3 1-4 5, Ensz 4-8 0-0 8, Lacoy 2-2 0-0 6, Fritzemeier 1-2 0-0 2, T. Hendrixson 2-5 0-2 4. Totals: 19-47 5-12 46. Salina Sacred Heart (15-8) Brown 1-5 2-4 5, Chavez 2-7 10-11 14, Donley 411 2-2 11, Richards 2-9 6-8 10, Palen 0-1 1-2 1, Comfort 1-4 0-0 2, VonLintel 1-3 2-2 4, Dooley 0-0 2-4 2. Totals: Three point goals: Haven 3-11 (Lacoy 2-2, Beachy 1-6, T. Hendrixson 0-2, Ensz 0-1, Z.


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“Someone’s going to have to play really well next week to beat them. The unfortunate thing is I think we’re definitely good enough to be there.”


Haven girls’ coach Dwight Roper Hendrixson 0-1), Salina Sacred Heart 2-14 (Donley 1-4, Brown 1-5, Comfort 0-3, VonLintel 0-2). Total fouls: Haven 24, Salina Sacred Heart 14. Fouled out: None.

Hilllsboro girls 43, Haven 32 – Despite playing excellent defense in the second half against the host Trojans, the Wildcats scuffled offensively and never reclaimed a lead they lost in the first quarter. “We made good adjustments but we just struggled shooting the ball,” Haven coach Dwight Roper said. “Defensively, I thought we played really well in the second half. We just struggled putting the ball in the basket.” Haven (18-5), normally a decent team from beyond the arc, connected on just two of 21 three-point tries. These weren’t off-target shots, either. Many shots glanced off the iron or rimmed in and out. “We had some good looks,” Roper said. “We had a couple that went to the bottom and came out. … That’s basketball.” The Wildcats trailed Hillsboro (21-2) by 10 after three quarters, but cut that deficit to six after a 5-0 run on a three-point play by Ashley Rogers and two free throws

Burrton ● From Page D1 Even when the Chargers began packing in their zone to neutralize Fairfield’s interior strength, the perimeter game was there. Ryan Ewy hit a pair of 3s and Wayne Schoenecker added another, forcing Burrton to play more honest on the defensive end. Gradually, the game began to change when Dealy went to the bench with three fouls in the second quarter. When he re-entered the game in the third quarter, he was not nearly as aggressive as he was in the semifinal victory over Centre. The Fairfield offense, so efficient in the first quarter, became tentative in the second half. The Falcons played tight – a lot of that had to do with Lane. He scored five points in the final 18 seconds of the third quarter to push Burrton’s lead to seven points heading into the fourth quarter. In the final period, he had assists on two straight baskets – one to

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Haven’s Samantha Stallbaumer (44) has the ball stolen from her by Hillsboro’s Danae Bina (12) during the second half of their Class 3A substate final game Saturday in Hillsboro. After suffocating defense in the first half, Hillsboro fended off the Wildcats to win 43-32. by Samantha Stallbaumer. Hillsboro iced the game by taking advantage of Haven’s foul trouble. They hit 11 of their final 14 free throws to ice the game and earn a spot at the 3A state tournament. “Hillsboro’s really good. I don’t want to take anything from them,” Roper said. “Someone’s going to have to play really well next week to

Nathan Harper and the other to his brother Kris Lane on a pick-androll. “I am told to get my teammates involved,” he said. “I don’t have to score to help my team.” BURRTON 60, FAIRFIELD BOYS 48 Burrton 13 16 14 17 — 60 Fairfield 17 14 5 12 — 48 Burrton: T.Lane 10 11-13 31, Flores 1 1-2 3, Hurst 2 4-5 8, K.Lane 3 0-0 6, Bingham 1 0-0 2, Harper 4 0-0 10. Totals: 21 16-20 60. Fairfield: W.Schoenecker 2 0-1 5, Ewy 2 0-0 6, Basye 2 23 6, E.Schoenecker 2 0-0 6, Burns 1 0-0 2, Dealy 6 0-0 12, Pankratz 4 3-6 11. Totals: 19 5-10 48. Three-point goals: Harper 2, W.Schoenecker, Ewy 2, E.Schoenecker 2. Total fouls: Burrton 15, Fairfield 19. Fouled out: W.Schoenecker.

Centre girls 60, Fairfield 37 – The Cougars shot lights out in the second quarter to grow a small lead into double-digits by the intermission. The Falcons (18-5) had no answer for Shelby Makovec, a guard with great ball skills and quickness. She beat Fairfield off the drive all night and got to the hoop with relative ease to finish with a game-high 21 points. Cacey Simons added 16 for the Cougars (17-6). Meanwhile, Fairfield had its own struggles on the offensive end. The Falcons hit on just 13 of 66 shots (a


Column ● From Page D1 Yes, it has a social side. It can be the setting for a child’s birthday, the perfect teen date or a much anticipated adult night out (libations optional), but those who bowl at the highest level have put many hours – years – into honing their craft. There’s no physical contact in bowling, unless you count high-fives. There’s no shot clock. No chaos. The cardio level doesn’t spike when one bowls, but there are some physical – and mental – de-

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Tommy Seymour, center, made 2nd Team All-District Offensive Guard playing for Burrton High School this year. He signed his letter of intent for Bethany College in Lindsborg on Feb. 21. Pictured are (front row) brother Jordon Schmidt, mother Lori Schmidt, Tommy, father Joe Schmidt; (back row) Bethany interim head football coach Nick Taylor and Burrton High School head football coach Aaron Glendening.

mands that require a certain amount of conditioning. But that’s beside the point. Bowling is a sport because of the sheer element of competition that we automatically attach to it. So if KSHSAA someday chooses to add billiards, shuffleboard or pinball to its list of activities in the coming years – heck, if it deems crossword puzzles to be a worthy form of competition – we’ll likely embrace the notion. Seeing the impact it has had on a small cross section of students makes it worthwhile. Buhler’s girls might epitomize that.

beat them. The unfortunate thing is I think we’re definitely good enough to be there.” Danae Bina and Addie Lackey each scored 12 for Hillsboro. Samantha Stallbaumer led Haven with 12. HILLSBORO 43, HAVEN GIRLS 32 Haven Hillsboro

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little less than 20 percent) while turning over the basketball 17 times. “We didn’t make enough shots,” Fairfield coach Chris Hewitt said. The Falcons, who scored many of their baskets in transition this year – using full-court pressure to break down the opponent and force turnovers – stayed away from the press on Saturday. “It hasn’t been working for us the last couple of weeks,” said Hewitt, whose frustration reached a boiling point in the third quarter when he was whistled for a technical foul following a blocked shot by Centre’s Makenzie Deines. “We weren’t getting traps. We were allowing them to dribble against it. We decided to go in a different direction tonight.” Makovec’s quickness might have played into that decision. Makovec hit a running bank shot from the left side with 2:38 to play in the first half to give Centre a 2817 lead. That advantage would never again slip below double-digits and grew to 33-18 by the end of the first half. When Deines hit a runner early in the third quarter, Centre had a

Burrton’s Seymour to become a Swede BURRTON – Senior Burrton offensive lineman Tommy Seymour has signed a letter of intent to play for Bethany College. The Charger standout, who will study either business management or sports medicine, was named a 2012 Eight-man All-District 2 second-team selection at guard by North Central Kansas Sports. Seymour joins fellow former area high school standouts Colby Standefer (Sedgwick) and Chad Wollenberger (Hesston) on the Swedes’ roster. Both are junior defensive ends. Bethany is trying to bounce back from a 4-7 season that included a 2-7 mark in Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference play. Head coach Jamie Cruce stepped down after the season. Nick Taylor is Bethany’s interim coach.

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Two years ago, I remember talking with a quietly shy sophomore who had just won her first medal at the state meet. She was polite, but very uncomfortable with the process and it showed in the way she answered my questions. Last year, she cried tears of joy after helping the Crusaders with the aforementioned state crown. She was more confident, more comfortable with whom – and where – she was. On Thursday, her transformation became complete. A senior now, Kirsten Allan showed the swagger that can never be mistaken. She is

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Haven (18-5) Matteson 0-0 0-0 0, Rogers 2-8 3-3 8, M. Stucky 2-3 1-2 5, Ha. Davis 1-14 4-4 6, Stallbaumer 3-8 5-6 12, Ezell 0-3 0-0 0, Ho. Davis 0-2 0-0 0, Stephan 0-2 1-2 1. Totals: 8-40 14-17 32. Hillsboro (21-2) Schlehuber 1-3 6-7 8, Bina 4-9 4-5 12, Loewen 02 7-8 7, Morris 0-1 0-0 0, Lackey 4-6 2-4 12, Winter 0-1 0-0 0, Duerksen 0-0 0-0 0, Ratzlaff 11 2-3 4. Totals: 10-22 21-27 43. Three point goals: Hillsboro 3-5 (Lackey 2-3, Bina 0-1, Schlehuber 0-1), Haven 2-21 (Rogers 1-6, Stallbaumer 1-6, Ha. Davis 0-5, Stephan 02, Ezell 0-1, M. Stucky 0-1). Total fouls: Haven 23, Hillsboro 15. Fouled out: Haven—Ha. Davis, Ho. Davis, M. Stucky.

39-18 lead and the game was essentially over. Anna Schwertfeger kept Fairfield in the game in the first half with a few key shots from the perimeter. She hit two first-half 3s and finished the game with a team-high 10 points. The Fairfield cause wasn’t helped in the second quarter when senior guard Kristen Roberts took an elbow to the nose. She returned to the contest and scored seven points, but hit on just one of her 13 shots from the field. An interesting side note to her game is that she wore three different numbers. The elbow bloodied her nose and she was forced to change from her customary No. 25 in favor of No. 2. She turned in that jersey for No. 40 in the fourth period. CENTRE 60, FAIRFIELD GIRLS 37 Centre 11 22 12 15 — 60 Fairfield 10 8 8 11 — 37 Centre: Svoboda 4 0-0 9, S.Makovec 8 4-8 21, B.Basore 1 1-2 3, Miller 2 0-2 4, Deimes 3 1-4 7, Simons 6 3-6 16. Totals: 24 9-22 60. Fairfield: Burns 3 1-2 7, Owens 1 1-2 3, Schwertfeger 4 00 10, Pankratz 1 1-2 3, Montford 1 0-0 2, Roberts 1 5-11 7, Carter 2 1-2 5. Totals: 13 9-19 37. Three-point goals: Svoboda, S.Makovec, Simons, Schwertfeger 2. Total fouls: Centre 13, Fairfield 16. Fouled out: none. Technical foul: Fairfield bench (unsportsmanlike conduct).

For the first time in school history, the Central Christian boys are headed to the state tournament. After years of frustrating losses in substate championship games, the Cougars earned their first substate championship trophy on Saturday in Sylvan Grove, beating host Sylvan-Lucas 74-61. The Cougars will be seeded either No. 2 or No. 3 at the Class 1A Division 2 state tournament, which starts Thursday at Gross Memorial Coliseum in Hays. For coach Adam Clark, the feeling of his first trip to the state tournament was as sweet as could be. He’s been at the helm for several Central Christian teams that have been on the cusp but lost in the substate finals. “It was overwhelming,” Clark said. “The last 45 seconds, when I knew we were going to win, I was overcome with joy. It brings back memories of other teams you had and being as close as we were. We got over the hump. It’s an incredible feeling. There are no words to describe the feelings I had last minute of the game.” The Cougars (19-3) overcame hot shooting by Sylvan-Lucas, which sank 11 3-pointers. “They were hitting everything they were putting up,” Clark said. “They hit six in the first half and I thought they couldn’t do it again. Then they banked one in, they got one to roll in, and they hit five more in second half.” Junior point guard Zac Krehbiel had one of his finest games of the season, scoring 21 points, which was matched by senior center Jared Starkey. Sophomore guard Ben Krehbiel capped a hot shooting weekend with 17 points, and sophomore forward Kyle Patrick scored the game’s first six points en route to a 13-point night. Central Christian led 31-30 at halftime, and built a ninepoint lead heading to the fourth quarter. There, the Cougars finally put away Sylvan-Lucas with late free throws. CENTRAL CHRISTAN 74, SYLVAN-LUCAS 61 Sylvan-Lucas 14 16 12 19 - 61 Central Christian 15 16 20 23 - 74 SYLVAN-LUCAS (61) Heenon 6, Harold 10, Weber 2, Larson 12, Lopez 9, Kuta 4, Niler 18 CENTRAL CHRISTIAN (74) Z. Krehbiel 21, B. Krehbiel 17, J. Starky 21, Patrick 13, Hanaha 2 3 point goals: SL 11 (Harold 2, Heenon 2, Larson 2, Niler 5); CC 7 (Z. Krehbiel, B. Krehbile 5, Patrick)

WHAT, WHEN, WHERE Note: Phone numbers listed have a 620 area code unless otherwise indicated. BASEBALL * March 28—Registration deadline for Preseason Tournament in Concordia April 6 for 9U, 10U, 11U, 12U. Contact Charity Brown at (785) 275-1086 or BASKETBALL ● Now—MAYB Winter schedule is now available. Visit, call (316) 284-0354, or email ● April 6-7—Haven Tournament for boys and girls grades 3-6. Contact Lonnie Paramore at 662-4986 or GOLF ● March 13—The Carey Park Women’s Golf Association Day League 2013 membership meeting and pot luck luncheon at Carey Park Golf Course. Registration begins at 11 a.m. with the meeting starting at noon. Membership applications will be taken prior to the noon meeting. For information, contact Linda Graves at 669-9643. RUN/WALK ● April 13—Sicily’s Run in Wellington. The 5K will begin at 8 a.m. and the ½ mile fun run at 9 a.m. at the Knights of Columbus building, 201 East Harvey. To register and for more information, please visit Contact Betty Zeka, 960-1153 or Anne Zeka, 326-5113 or email Proceeds benefit the Sicily Zeka Memorial Scholarship Fund. SOCCER ● March 8—YMCA Youth leagues for boys and girls age 3 through 6th grade. For more information, call Darrin at 6621203.

a typical high school senior – a class of people that doesn’t yet know what it doesn’t know, but that doesn’t matter. The world is her oyster. Allan is no longer the meek sophomore she once might have been. When she stepped to the line on Thursday at Northrock Lanes in Wichita, all eyes were on her. And that was just fine. The thought of wilting under the glare of the spotlight never crossed her mind. She just went about her business. She capped off a remarkable high school bowling career by scoring a 706 series to win a state individual crown.

● Ongoing—Private lessons for ages 8 and older, every Saturday, at the USD 308 Complex, at 23rd Ave. and Cleveland, during nice weather, TBA during bad weather. Sessions last one hour, and start at 9 a.m., 10 a.m. and 11 a.m. Cost is $10 a session, and there’s a maximum of 10 players per session. Contact Brad Binns at for more information. SOFTBALL ● March 15—Registration deadline for Hutch Rec NEW Men’s 50+ Spring Wood Bat League. The wood bat league includes shorter bases, shorter fences and other safety features. League play is March 25-May 20, at McQueen Fields in Carey Park on Monday nights. Register at 17 E. First Ave.,, or call 663-6179. ● March 15—Registration deadline for Hutch Rec NEW Men’s 50+ Spring Wood Bat League. Men’s Open Wood Bat Home Run league includes home runs that are allowed every inning per team. Also includes shorter fences and bats provided by Hutch Rec. League play is March 28-May 23 (Thursdays) at McQueen Fields in Carey Park. Register at 17 E. First Ave.,, or call 663-6179. ● March 15—Registration deadline for Hutch Rec Spring Adult Leagues (Men’s DE, Coed, Men’s E). Games start the week of March 25 and are played through the week of May 20 at Fun Valley. Register at 17 E. First Ave.,, or call 663-6179. ● March 18—Registartion deadline for Lionette Spring Softball Leagues (Men’s and Mixed). Games start the week of March 25. Contact Roy McFarland at or 662-

The next day, Shelby Harms placed ninth at the 6A meet for Hutchinson High. It was her fourth state medal and the only thing that would have made it better is if her teammates were competing with her at Northrock. “We are a family,” Harms said. “This is what I have always wanted to do, but having them here would have been even better.” Bowling allowed both Allan and Harms to expand their social horizons – at and away from the area bowling centers. More important than the team and individual accolades that high school bowling afforded each, the

7855 SWIMMING ● Ongoing—Hutch Rec water aerobics classes 5:45-6:45 p.m., Mon., Tues. and Fri. at USD 309 Complex, 4501 W. Fourth Ave. Call Hutch Rec at 663-6179 for more information. ● Ongoing—Water exercise classes at the Hutchinson YMCA. Free to members. Morning, afternoon and evening classes available. For more information, call the Hutchinson YMCA at 662-1203. VOLLEYBALL ● Ongoing—Hutch Rec drop-in time every Saturday from 6-9 p.m. at Elmdale Community Center, 400 E. Ave. E. Call Hutch Rec at 663-6179 for more information. MISCELLANEOUS ● March 8—Registration deadline for Hutch Rec Start Smart for Preschoolers. Start Smart is a developmental program for ages 3-5 and their parents to help prepare for organized sports without the threat of getting hurt. Sessions are Saturdays from 10-11 a.m., March 23April 20 at Elmdale Community Center, 400 E. Ave. E. Register at 17 E. First Ave.,, or call 663-6179. ● Ongoing—Hutch Rec land and water fitness classes offered weekdays and Saturdays at Elmdale Wellness Center. Sign up at 400 E. Ave. E, call 663-6170, or view the schedule in Hutch Rec’s Summer Acitvity Guide at To submit an Entry, write to P.O. Box 190, Hutchinson, KS 67504-0190, fax the information to 662-4186, call the sports department at 694-5742 or 1-800766-5742 or send an to psangimino Events are limited to five weeks in advance of deadline.

high school experience changed them. For Allan, the changes were easy to document. Bowling for Buhler boosted her self-confidence and gave her a sense of belonging at Buhler. “It made a big difference,” Allan said. “Before we won a state championship, bowling was not considered a sport around here. But once we won, people looked at us differently. It’s been amazing.” Amazing, in deed. And a favorite moment. Pat Sangimino is sports editor for The Hutchinson News. Email: psangimino@

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McLemore breaks record in win BY DOUG TUCKER Associated Press

LAWRENCE – By shattering Danny Manning’s Kansas freshman record with 36 points on Saturday, Ben McLemore did more than propel the sixth-ranked Jayhawks to a 91-65 romp over West Virginia. He also took Bill Self back to his own college days. The Kansas coach was a senior guard at Oklahoma State when Manning lit up the Cowboys for 35 points on March 2, 1985 in an 88-79 Jayhawks victory, a school record which stood exactly 28 years. “I was in that game,” Self said with a grin. “I played the back line of a 2-3 zone. I think he got like 20 on me. But not all 35.” What Manning lacked that day was a teammate like Jeff Withey, who complemented McLemore with 14 points, 10 rebounds and nine blocks, falling one block shy of a triple-double as Kansas (25-4, 13-3 Big 12) took a half-game lead over Kansas State in its quest for a ninth straight Big 12 championship. The 13th-

91 KU W. VA. 65 ranked Wildcats played later Saturday at Baylor. “I was one block away (from a triple-double) and I felt pretty good about that,” said Withey, who pushed his school and conference record to 281 blocks. “Nine is a lot, and I did a lot of work for that. As long as we get the win, I’m usually happy.” McLemore, a 6-foot-5 redshirt freshman, went to the bench with a little more than 5 minutes left after hitting 12 of 15 shots from the field, including 5 of 6 from beyond the 3-point arc. He had seven rebounds and four assists. Elijah Johnson, one game after scoring 39 points at Iowa State, had 12 points and 10 assists for the Jayhawks. “I just want to thank my teammates, especially Elijah, for creating things for me and helping me get my shots open,” said McLemore, who got the record with his fifth 3pointer. “Elijah is a great player because he can see when I get on a roll and he wants to keep feeding me.”

“Ben was remarkable tonight,” Self said. “Elijah was good. Jeff was great. Everybody else was solid. That’s about as efficient offensively as we’ve been all year.” The Jayhawks shot 57 percent for the game. While being so active on both ends of the court, Withey did not pick up his first foul until a little more than 5 minutes remained in the game. “He is the best shot-blocker in the country,” West Virginia coach Bob Huggins said. Terry Henderson had 20 points for the Mountaineers (13-16, 6-10), including 6 of 9 from 3-point range. Dominique Rutledge had 14 of his 17 points in the second half in West Virginia’s first visit to venerable Allen Field House, where Self now stands 162-8 with one home to go in his 10th season as Kansas head coach. “We’re not good enough to get down 10 or 12 or 14 to a team as good as they are and be able to come back,” Huggins said. “We have to keep the game within reach and it’s hard to do that when we commit unforced errors.”

McLemore scored 19 points in a back-and-forth first half which Naadir Tharp brought to an end with a long 3-pointer just seconds ahead of the buzzer for a 45-31 Kansas lead. “We could have guarded him a little better. We didn’t guard him very well,” Huggins said. The Mountaineers had a hot hand early and led by as many as six points while Kansas was groping to find its shot. As soon as they located it, the Jayhawks quickly seized control with an 18-5 run, fueled by McLemore’s two 3pointers and three blocks by the 7-foot Withey, who had a 3inch height advantage over West Virginia’s Deniz Kilicli. Withey had a triple-double earlier this season against San Jose State with 16 points, 12 rebounds and 12 blocks. The Jayhawks host Texas Tech on Monday night then finish the regular season at Baylor. “We know we have to win the rest of our games to win the conference (championship). And in order to get into our groove in the tournament,” Withey said.

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Kansas guard Ben McLemore (23) celebrates a 3-pointer during the second half of the game against West Virginia on Saturday in Lawrence. McLemore scored a freshman-record 36 points as Kansas defeated West Virginia 91-65.

Wildcats survive frenzied end McDermott, Creighton dash with last-second 3-pointer WSU’s hopes for Valley title BY STEPHEN HAWKINS AP Basketball Writer

WACO, Texas – Rodney McGruder was surprised that Kansas State was even getting the chance at another shot in regulation. It was quick, and it worked. McGruder made a 3-pointer at the buzzer for a 64-61 victory Saturday night that kept the 13th-ranked Wildcats in a tie for the Big 12 lead. They unexpectedly got the ball back with a second remaining following Baylor’s failed desperation inbound pass. “I was thinking of something different. But that goes for being fortunate,” McGruder said of a game that seemed headed for overtime. “It worked out in our favor. That’s all I can say.” Kansas State (24-5, 13-3 Big 12) had already missed one potential tiebreaking shot when Shane Southwell missed badly on a shot that went out of bounds with 1 second left. Instead of settling for overtime, the Bears (17-12, 88) brought seldom-used Jacob Neubert off the bench to try a length-of-the-court inbound pass. But Neubert’s baseballstyle pass went out of bounds without being touched. So the Wildcats got the ball under their own basket without any time running off the clock. The Wildcats called timeout and set up the play. Angel Rodriguez inbounded the

Men ● From Page D1 they have a great offense and a great coach. We had our hands up, and they were still hitting some tough, tough shots.” Northwest Kansas Tech, which is the East’s seven seed since there are only six Division I teams in the Jayhawk East, put on a shooting exhibition most of the game. The Mavericks (16-15) made 11 of 23 3-pointers, and at one time was 11 of 18. Many times, the Sports Arena crowd made a noise of dread when the Mavericks shot a 3pointer, fearing each one would go in. Gian Clavell poured in a game-high 34 points, the most any player scored against the Blue Dragons this season. He sank 12 of 21 shots, including going five of nine from 3-point range. The Mavericks’ 11 3-pointers tied the most against Hutch this season, and their 44.3 shooting percentage was among the best against Hutchinson. “As funny as it sounds, I thought our defense was the difference, especially late,” HCC coach Steve Eck said. “We had 22 points off their 16 turnovers. But offensively,

ball to McGruder, who worked around defenders to get open on the right wing a couple of feet beyond the 3point line. He swished the shot. “We didn’t do a very good job on the possession before that. We really didn’t get a good look,” Wildcats coach Bruce Weber. “(Southwell) was probably our last option on that one and I probably should have called timeout. ... We didn’t have a quick hitter on shot clocks and we just call in ‘quick.’ The kids said, ‘Let’s run it.’ We’ve run it once this year. Rodney read it perfectly. Great pass by Angel.” McGruder finished with 18 points for the Wildcats, who won their fifth straight game and ninth in 10 to maintain a share of the Big 12 lead with sixth-ranked Kansas with two regular season games left. The Jayhawks got their 13th league victory earlier Saturday, 9165 over West Virginia. Pierre Jackson had 18 points and seven assists for Baylor, which has lost seven of its past 10 games. Cory Jefferson had 14 points while Isaiah Austin, the Bears’ 7-foot-1 freshman standout, had 11 points and 12 rebounds for his 10th double-double this season. “It was a great game and a terrible ending for the Baylor Bears,” coach Scott Drew said. “With one second, it’s hard not to try to win the

game. Jacob has done a great job of making that pass. Isaiah has come down with it, Cory has come down with it, Quincy Acy has come down with it. So it would be tough not to try it from underneath out of bounds. ... The plan was for (Isaiah) to catch it and lay it in, and we storm the court.” The celebration instead belonged to the Wildcats, who mobbed McGruder at midcourt. Baylor had its first lead in the second half when Jefferson got a bounce pass from Brady Heslip and made a layup while being fouled by Southwell with 3:58 left. After the media timeout that immediately followed, Jefferson made the free throw to put the Bears up 56-54. Southwell then had a shot blocked by Austin, but the ball went out of bounds, and Rodriguez hit a 3-pointer to put the Wildcats back ahead. Jackson missed a layup that was grabbed by Jordan Henriquez, who had a dunk at the other end with 2:48 left for a 59-56 lead. Rodriguez had a bad pass that Jackson came up with, before driving, being fouled and making the second free throw. Jackson had another chance after a miss by Rodriguez, driving all the way and being fouled McGruder. Those two free throws tied the game at 59 with 1:23 left. McGruder made a jumper with 1:03 left, but Jackson was fouled again by McGruder on a drive and again made both free throws with 35 seconds left.

they’re really good. (Clavell), he’s a dandy. He was good tonight. (Burgos) was in foul trouble, so I think they relied more on (Clavell). He was hot tonight.” So was Hutchinson’s offense. The Blue Dragons shot 53.6 percent (37 of 69) and had 25 assists. Four players scored at least 13 points, led by Davis, who set his career high in scoring. “We were very patient on offense,” Davis said. “After our first pass, our second pass, we kept moving on offense instead of taking the first shot. We made four or five passes before we shot.” The Blue Dragons and Mavericks traded barbs all first half. Northwest Kansas Tech took its first lead with 10 minutes, four seconds left in the half after a Juan Ortiz basket, and the lead changed hands eight more times that half. Hutchinson ended the half on an 8-0 run and led 5045 at halftime. But the Mavericks never went away, and they took a 61-60 lead with 12:48 left after a Markees Walter basket. The Blue Dragons, however, were never rattled. “We imposed our will on offense,” Davis said. “We were up five at Seward at halftime, and we let it slip away. Coach said it was the same thing this time. We

were up five and we had to impose our will.” The Blue Dragons, contrary to Northwest Kansas Tech’s offense, made only one 3-pointer in four attempts. But it was a big one, as Spencer sank it with 7:49 left, breaking a 68-68 tie. Again, the Mavericks answered as Clavell made a 3pointer, and his free throws with 5:38 gave them a 76-75 lead. Then sophomore point guard D’Von Campbell took over. Campbell, who had 13 points and five assists, made two free throws, and added a layup during an 8-0 Hutch run that gave them an 83-76 lead with 4:13 left. The Blue Dragons didn’t put the game away, however, until Nunn dunked with 23.4 seconds left, stretching a fivepoint lead to 89-82. The Blue Dragons won’t likely get an easy one in Tuesday’s quarterfinals when they play Cloud County for a third time this season. Tuesday’s game - Tickets for Tuesday’s Region 6 quarterfinals will be available from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday and Tuesday at the Sports Arena. Reserved tickets are $7. The women will play Seward County at 5:30 p.m., with the men taking on Cloud County at 7:30 p.m.




BY ERIC OLSON AP Sports Writer

OMAHA, Neb. – If Creighton’s Doug McDermott ends up leaving for the NBA after this season, he’ll have given the home fans a farewell to remember. McDermott made 15 of 18 shots while scoring a seasonhigh 41 points in a 91-79 victory that clinched the Missouri Valley Conference regular-season championship Saturday. Fans in the sellout crowd of 18,613 chanted “One more year! One more year!” after McDermott completed a three-point play late in the game, and they gave the returning All-American a standing ovation as he went to the bench with 29 seconds left. The 41 points were the most he had ever scored at CenturyLink Center and the second-highest total of his career. “With what was on the line against a big rival, it just doesn’t get much better than this,” McDermott said. McDermott, a junior who is projected to be a late firstround pick if he declares for

the NBA draft, made his first eight shots. He was 5 of 8 on 3-pointers. All Wichita State coach Gregg Marshall could do was admire McDermott’s performance. “It was fantastic. Fortyone points on 18 shots. That’s spectacular,” Marshall said. “He’s a great player. What’s not to like about the way he plays the game? The way he works. He got loose, and once he got loose it was hard to get him back under control. He was really special.” McDermott said now isn’t the time to answer whether he will skip his senior season to turn professional. “Can’t really count on that,” he said. “I’m excited we’re champions, and that’s all my mind is focused on.” Austin Chatman and Grant Gibbs added 12 points apiece for Creighton (24-7, 13-5), which won its first Valley outright regular-season title since 2001. Demetric Williams had 18 points, Carl Hall added 15, Tekele Cotton 14 and Cleanthony Early 11 for the Shockers (24-7, 12-6). Saturday’s title game was set up after Creighton won at Bradley and Evansville upset the defending champion Shockers in Wichita,

Kan., on Wednesday. It was the third time since 1985, and second time in three years, that two teams tied for first place faced each other at the end of the regular season with the MVC title on the line. The game lived up to its billing, drawing the secondlargest crowd ever for the fan “white-out” at the CenturyLink Center. McDermott didn’t miss a shot until just more than a minute into the second half. He scored every which way. “I thought I ran the floor better than I had,” McDermott said. “Shots were going in. My teammates did a good job of finding me in the right spots. They could tell I was feeling it, so I’ve got to give a lot of credit to them.” He pumped his right fist as he walked to the freethrow line to complete a three-point play early in the game. Later, he made a 3pointer after taking a pass from Andre Yates as the trailer in transition. In the second half, McDermott drilled a fall-away 3pointer from in front of his bench that Marshall called an “NBA shot.” A couple of minutes later, Jahenns Manigat missed from the same spot. McDermott was there to put it back.

Women ● From Page D1 The Blue Dragons (30-1) advanced to Tuesday’s quarterfinals, where they will play at the Sports Arena against Seward County. While the Blue Dragons swept Seward County comfortably this season, two years ago, Hutchinson beat Cloud County twice, once by 30 points. Less than two weeks later, Cloud County beat Hutchinson for the Region 6 title. Hill’s increased scoring in the last month has been beneficial for the Blue Dragons. After scoring in double figures once in the first 25 games, Hill has scored at least 11 points in five of the last six. The 5-foot, 7-inch native of St. Paul, Minn., scored a game-high 18 points and hit eight of 12 shots. She also had six assists and four steals. “It’s been the extra practice coach has made me do,” Hill said. “I’m getting confidence back in my shot.” With Hill scoring more, she’s becoming a complete point guard, much like Walter. Hill has been good defensively all season, and her distribution has rarely been bad. Now she’s scoring. “Jen’s had a tremendous late season run for us,” Ontjes said. “She’s made great decisions with sharing the basketball, on top of finishing the basketball.” Walter and Patterson came in a few minutes into the game, and both were

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Hutchinson Community College’s Chrisstasia Walter (10) steals the ball away from Colby’s Haley Dinkel (35) during the first half of their Region 6 tournament game Saturday at the Sports Arena. productive. Walter had 11 points, six assists and three steals, while Patterson had 15 points and six rebounds. Colby (7-24) hung around early in the game, trailing 96 five minutes in. But the last-place team in the Jayhawk West, which got the eight seed from the Jayhawk East, scored only four points the rest of half. The Blue Dragons outscored Colby 374 the rest of the half and led 46-10 at the break.

Hutchinson also scored the first five points of the second half, making it a 41-4 run, which spanned nearly 17 minutes. Colby played without leading scorer Agnese Aramina, who suffered a knee injury last week at Pratt. The Trojans made only 13 of 48 field goals and had 29 turnovers. The Blue Dragons shot 52.2 percent and out rebounded Colby 48-26.

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Shields impressing after trade from Rays Royals remain perfect

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already taking note of prized pitcher’s leadership. BY DAVE SKRETTA AP Sports Writer

SURPRISE, Ariz. – James Shields didn’t have to do it. He didn’t think much of it when he did, either. But with the simple act of hanging out on the bench to watch Bruce Chen and Luke Hochevar take their turn on the mound when he could have been doing anything else, the Royals’ new ace sent a message that resounded quite loudly in a young clubhouse starved for winning. “It showed he’s a leader,” manager Ned Yost said. The kind of leader the Royals were hoping he’d be when they acquired Shields and fellow right-hander Wade Davis in a blockbuster deal last December, which sent top prospects Wil Myers and Jake Odorizzi along with two other minor leaguers to the Tampa Bay Rays. Kansas City has retooled its lineup over the past couple years, relying on a farm system that has become one of the best in baseball. But a blight of pitching prospects has prevented the club from taking the final step toward competing for its first division title in nearly 30 years. That’s why general manager Dayton Moore made the bold move to acquire Shields, a former All-Star, even at the cost of losing Myers, the minor-league player of the year last season. “We’ve got to redirect the course of this organization,” Moore said, “and the only way to do it is if your most talented players, your best players, are the ones who care the most and compete the most. We knew James Shields was going to be our best pitcher, and we need him to be a guy who is going to care and compete.” He showed that he’s willing to be that guy last Wednesday against Milwaukee. When the Royals are playing National League teams, their starting pitchers aren’t required to go down and sit on the bench. But when Yost gazed looked over there before the first pitch, Shields and Davis had already claimed seats to watch Chen and Hochevar make their spring debuts. “They were the only two starters out here,” Yost said. “It’s little things like that people don’t really think about, but they do. They put the thought into it.” Shields seemed surprised that anybody would notice where he was sitting on an off day, but the truth is that eyes will be following him everywhere he goes this season. “I mean, I’m really new here, and those guys pitched and me and Wade wanted to go out and watch them,” he


SURPRISE, Ariz. – Eric Hosmer went 3 for 3 with a home run and two doubles, Mike Moustakas hit a two-run shot and the Kansas City Royals beat a San Francisco Giants split squad 9-5 on Saturday. The Royals remained the only undefeated team in spring training with an 8-0-1 record. The Giants fielded a team of mostly minor leaguers and nonroster invitees. Jeremy Guthrie, who resigned with the Royals in the offseason for $25 million over three years, made his first Cactus League start. He gave up two runs and four hits in two innings. Brandon Belt, the only Giants player in the lineup who started for the 2012 World Series champions, went 4 for 5 with a home run to raise his batting average to .526. Gary Brown hit a two-run homer in the seventh and Bret Bochy, the son of Giants manager Bruce Bochy, pitched a scoreless inning.

Crow, KC agree to $1.28M, 1-yr deal THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

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Kansas City Royals pitcher James Shields gets ready to throw during a spring training workout Feb. 12 in Surprise, Ariz. said demurely. “It gets us fired up a little bit. We want to get going, get out there and do our thing. You see other starters succeed, that’s what makes us go.” Shields finally got his turn on the mound a couple days later, throwing a perfect inning in his spring training debut that was so efficient that he headed out to the bullpen afterward so he could squeeze in a few more pitches. It was the kind of outing the Royals are hoping for, and fans are expecting, out of someone who earned the nickname “Big Game James” in the minors – an ultra-competitive pitcher who went 15-10 with a 3.52 ERA last year, led the majors

with 11 complete games the year before, and has thrown at least 200 innings each of the past six seasons. Even his teammates are expecting greatness out of a pitcher who’s shown flashes of it. “Shields is going to lead us to the promised land,” said third baseman Mike Moustakas. “He’s going to show us the way, how things are supposed to be done. We’re going to hop on his back.” All of this may seem like a lot of pressure for any one person to carry, especially when you consider Kansas City has had one winning seasons since 1994. But the position Shields finds himself in this season isn’t all that different from the way

things were early in his career in Tampa Bay. The Rays lost more than 100 games his first season, and fared little better the next year. But by his third season as a starter, Shields had become the ace for a young and energetic group that managed to upstage the Red Sox and Yankees and reach the World Series. Shields was 14-8 with a 3.56 ERA that season. “You have to be a certain type of individual to be a leader,” Yost said. “Not everybody is born to be a leader. But he definitely was. He not only comes to it naturally, he works at it, too. He sits and thinks about ways to make his teammates better, and that’s a very important

quality.” Given all that, perhaps it’s not so surprising that Shields was watching from the bench last week on a day he wasn’t scheduled to pitch, rooting on a couple pitchers competing for a job. In fact, seems as if it’d be more surprising if he wasn’t. “Here in spring training, you really start to create that good chemistry with players, and really just bond as a team,” Shields said, “because if you try to do it midseason, it’s a little too late. It might be a little faked, you know what I mean? This is our time to work on being together and getting our work done, and that’s what I’m here to do.”

SURPRISE, Ariz. – Pitcher Aaron Crow, a 2011 AllStar for the Kansas City Royals, has agreed to a $1.28 million, one-year contract that represents the maximum 20 percent cut. Crow, who went to Washburn Rural High School in Topeka, was the 12th overall pick in the 2009 amateur draft. He agreed that September to a $3 million, three-year contract that included a $1.5 million signing bonus and a major league salary of $1.1 million in 2012. He was 3-1 with a 3.48 ERA in 72 relief appearances last season, a year after he made the AL All-Star team as a rookie. Kansas City also agreed Saturday to one-year deals with right-handers Luis Mendoza ($532,000), Louis Coleman ($511,000) and Guillermo Moscoso ($504,250), and left-hander Francisley Bueno ($492,650).

Aging Yankees will be putting on Old-Timer’s Day all season long KISSIMMEE, Fla. – It’s hard to bet against the New York Yankees. All the legends. All the history. All the championships. But it’s time to declare their time has passed, at least for this season. All of a sudden, the Yankees have grown old. Real old. So old they should try to work out some sort of sponsorship deal with AARP. Heck, it’s going to seem like old-timer’s day all summer at Yankee Stadium. The only way you’ll be able to tell any difference is when Yogi Berra rides out in a car, which means it actually is oldtimer’s day. (Then again, he’s only 87; the Yanks might have plans to put him behind the plate.) Sorry, there’s just no way to see this group of bangedup geezers getting back to the playoffs, unless everyone else in the AL East falls apart. “If we win, then we’re experienced,” shortstop Derek Jeter said the other day, still in the midst of his comeback from a broken ankle. “If we lose, we’re old.” We’re betting on the latter. You can’t ignore those numbers on the birth certificates. Closer Mariano Rivera is 43 and coming off major

Paul Newberry knee surgery. Starting pitcher Andy Pettitte is closing in on his 41st birthday. Outfielder Ichiro Suzuki is 39. Jeter, the Yankees’ shortstop and captain, will turn 39 before the All-Star break. “It makes me feel kind of young,” quipped outfielder Matt Diaz, who’ll turn 35 on Sunday. If there were a true mix of old and young, that would be one thing. Experience has its place, a very valuable place. But the Yankees, with their never-ending quest to win yesterday, have found themselves saddled with a long-inthe-tooth roster that is highly unlikely to hold up over the grind of a 162-game schedule. It’s struggling just to answer the bell for spring training – the Yanks lost their seventh straight exhibition game on Friday. The opening-day lineup is expected to include only two players in their 20s – outfielder Brett Gardner (who will

turn 30 before the season ends) and catcher Francisco Cervelli. The average age of the regulars will be nearly 33, and that doesn’t include Alex Rodriguez, who’s 37 but played like he was 137 last October. A-Rod is still recovering from hip surgery and not expected back until around midseason, though that’s probably a Bronx Blessing (other than having to pay him all that money). Rodriguez has grown old faster than anyone on a team filled with aging stars, perhaps because of all that junk he was putting in his body years ago. The pitching staff is much the same story. Ace CC Sabathia is a relative youngster at 32, but he’s still recovering from offseason surgery to remove bone spurs from his left elbow. Next up are 38-year-old Hiroki Kuroda and Pettitte, who’s already retired once and come back. There’s some kids at the end of the rotation, but Phil Hughes is sidelined with a bulging disc, Ivan Nova pitched poorly down the stretch last season, and David Phelps is unproven. After Rafael Soriano declined an option to return, the Yankees had little choice but to count on Rivera han-

dling the closer role for another season, even though he tore up a knee shagging flies in batting practice less than a year ago. Rivera, like many of his teammates, has yet to take part in an actual spring training game. A word of warning to Yankees fans: If you’re coming to Florida anytime soon, count on paying full price to watch a bunch of guys who likely will be in Triple-A this season. I caught the Bombers a couple of times in the past week and barely even recognized ‘em. Most of the important work is going on in Tampa, where simulated games and extended batting practices are the order of the day. Yet, despite all evidence to the contrary, Yankees owner Hal Steinbrenner insisted he’s excited about his team. Maybe he’s just in a state of denial. “I think we’ve got a good mix of young players and veterans,” he said. “There’s been a lot of talk about our age, but I like having those veterans. I like the age. I like the experience, and I think it’s great for the young players to have that around.” If only there were some actual young players for all that

experience to rub off on. With Rodriguez’s status in doubt, the Yankees picked up 33-year-old Kevin Youkilis to take over at third base and 35year-old Travis Hafner to handle the designated hitter duties. That passes for a youth movement in New York. “When I think about some of the age on our club, you might have to manage a little bit different than you might with a younger club,” skipper Joe Girardi acknowledged. “You might have to give a day off here and there more than you would if you had a bunch of 25-year-olds. But in saying that, I know we have a lot of guys that are extremely experienced, understand what it’s like to play in this division, understand what it’s like to play in New York because of their experience, and I like that. “If we play up to our capabilities,” he added, “I believe we’re a very good team.” They’d better be. Sure, it’s hard to see the Baltimore Orioles duplicating a remarkable season that landed them a wild-card spot in the playoffs. But the Toronto Blue Jays made huge improvements, thanks to the fire sale in Miami, and the remarkable Tampa Bay Rays – who

have no money but keep churning out competitive teams – look poised to return in October. Who knows? Maybe the Boston Red Sox will actually show up now that their plan to get rid of Bobby Valentine – play as poorly as possible so he’ll get fired – worked out better than anyone could have envisioned. Cervelli shrugged off any suggestion that these Yankees are destined to fall back in the standings after winning the division 13 of the last 17 years, and missing the playoffs only once since the strike-shortened 1994 season. “Every year, it’s the same thing,” the catcher said. “People have opinions. But you know what? When the season starts, these guys know what they’ve got to do. We’re always going to be in (contention).” The top of the Yankees’ Web site declares, “A Timeless Legacy.” Only it looks like time has run out. AP freelance writer Mark Didtler in Tampa, Fla., contributed to this report. Paul Newberry is a national writer for The Associated Press. Write to him at or

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TV-RADIO-FYI Television AUTO RACING 1:30 p.m. FOX — NASCAR, Sprint Cup, Subway Fresh Fit 500, at Avondale, Ariz. CYCLING 2 p.m. NBCSN — Paris-Nice, prologue, at Houilles, France (same-day tape) GOLF 8 a.m. TGC — European PGA Tour, Tshwane Open, final round, at Centurion, South Africa (sameday tape) 12 p.m. TGC — PGA Tour, The Honda Classic, final round, at Palm Beach Gardens, Fla. 2 p.m. NBC — PGA Tour, The Honda Classic, final round, at Palm Beach Gardens, Fla. 6 p.m. TGC — LPGA, HSBC Women’s Champions, final round, at Singapore (same-day tape) BASEBALL 4 a.m. MLB — World Baseball Classic, first round, China vs. Japan, at Fukuoka, Japan 1:30 a.m. MLB — World Baseball Classic, first round, China vs. Cuba, at Fukuoka, Japan MEN’S COLLEGE BASKETBALL 12 p.m. ESPN — Purdue at Wisconsin 1 p.m. CBS — Florida St. at North Carolina 2:30 p.m. FSN — Washington St. at Washington 3 p.m. CBS — Michigan St. at Michigan NBA BASKETBALL 12 p.m. ABC — Miami at New York 2:30 p.m. ABC — Oklahoma City at L.A. Clippers 7 p.m. ESPN — Chicago at Indiana NHL HOCKEY 11:30 a.m. NBC — Chicago at Detroit 6:30 p.m. NBCSN — Montreal at Boston SOCCER 6:30 p.m. ESPN2 — MLS, New York at Portland WOMEN’S COLLEGE BASKETBALL 1 p.m. ESPN2 — Saint Joseph’s at Dayton 3 p.m. ESPN2 — North Carolina at Duke

SCOREBOARD Kondo 1-3 2 1 1 1 0 Noris 1 1-3 0 0 0 0 0 Fernandes pitched to 2 batters in the 3rd. Fernandes pitched to 1 batter in the 2nd. Nakaoshi pitched to 1 batter in the 8th. Kondo pitched to 1 batter in the 8th. HBP—by Fernandes (Uchikawa). WP— Fernandes. Umpires—Home, Chris Guccione; First, Poong Ki Kim; Second, Alfonso Marquez; Third, Carlos Rey. T—3:20. A—28,181 (38,561).


Chinese Taipei ab r h bi ab r h bi Beresford ss4 0 0 0 D.Yang rf 41 1 0 Dening cf 4 0 0 0 Che.Lin cf 31 2 0 Hughes lf 3 0 0 0 Peng 1b 32 2 2 30 1 1 Welch 3b 3 1 1 1 Chi.Lin ss Huber dh 3 0 1 0 Chou lf 40 0 1 Walker 1b 3 0 1 0 Y.Chen 3b 30 1 0 Harman 2b 3 0 0 0 Yi-C.Lin dh 2 0 0 0 Snelling rf 1 0 1 0 Hu.Lin ph-dh 1 0 0 0 Adamson rf 1 0 1 0 Chang pr-dh 0 0 0 0 Kennelly rf 1 0 0 0 Kao c 40 1 0 M.Kennelly c3 0 0 0 Y.Kuo 2b 40 2 0 Totals 29 1 5 1 Totals 31 4 10 4 Australia 000 000 100 — 1 Chinese Taipei 102 010 00x — 4 2B—Che.Lin (1), Chi.Lin (1), Y.Chen (1). HR— Welch (1), Peng (1). S—Che.Lin. IP H R ER BB SO Australia Oxspring L,0-1 2 2-3 5 3 3 1 1 1 1-3 1 0 0 1 1 Ruzic Saupold 2-3 2 1 1 1 0 Bright 2-3 1 0 0 0 0 Wise 1 1-3 1 0 0 0 1 Rowland-Smith 1-3 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 Russell Chinese Taipei Chie.Wang W,1-0 6 4 0 0 0 2 Yao.Yang 1 1 1 1 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 1 Hu.Kuo H.Chen S,1-1 1 0 0 0 0 1 WP—Ruzic, Chie.Wang. Umpires—Home, Kenjiro Mori; First, Lance Barksdale; Second, Greg Gibson; Third, Cesar Valdes. T—2:53. A—20,035 (19,000).



Wichita State ...........000 010 020 - 3 11 1 Central Arkansas.....103 020 00x - 6 9 0 Wichita State: Elam, Vielock (4), LaBrie (7) and Zimmerman Central Arkansas: Enloe, Kordsmeier (8), Blayton (8), McLain (9) and Michael Winning Pitcher: Enloe (3-0). Losing Pitcher: Elam (0-1). Save: McClain (1). 2B: Wichita State (Green, Kihle)

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FIRST ROUND GROUP A W L Pct GB Japan 1 0 1.000 — China 0 0 .000 ½ Cuba 0 0 .000 ½ Brazil 0 1 .000 1 At Fukuoka, Japan Saturday, March 2 Japan 5, Brazil 3 Cuba vs. Brazil, late Sunday, March 3 China vs. Japan, 4 a.m. Monday, March 4 China vs. Cuba, 1:30 a.m. Tuesday, March 5 Brazil vs. China, 2 a.m. Wednesday, March 6 Japan vs. Cuba, 4 a.m. GROUP B W L Pct GB Taiwan 1 0 1.000 — Netherlands 1 0 1.000 — Australia 0 1 .000 1 South Korea 0 1 .000 1 At Taichung, Taiwan Saturday, March 2 Taiwan 4, Australia 1 Netherlands 5, South Korea 0 Sunday, March 3 Netherlands vs. Taiwan, 12:30 a.m. Monday, March 4 South Korea vs. Australia, 4:30 a.m. Australia vs. Netherlands, 10:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 5 Taiwan vs. South Korea, 5:30 a.m. GROUP C W L Pct GB Dominican Republic 0 0 .000 — Puerto Rico 0 0 .000 — Spain 0 0 .000 — Venezuela 0 0 .000 — At San Juan, Puerto Rico Thursday, March 7 Venezuela vs. Dominican Republic, 5:30 p.m. Friday, March 8 Spain vs. Puerto Rico, 4:30 p.m. Saturday, March 9 Dominican Republic vs. Spain, 10 a.m. Puerto Rico vs. Venezuela, 4:30 p.m. Sunday, March 10 Spain vs. Venezuela, 11:30 a.m. Dominican Republic vs. Puerto Rico, 6:30 p.m. GROUP D W L Pct GB Canada 0 0 .000 — Italy 0 0 .000 — Mexico 0 0 .000 — United States 0 0 .000 — Thursday, March 7 At Scottsdale, Ariz. Italy vs. Mexico, 2 p.m. Friday, March 8 At Scottsdale, Ariz. Canada vs. Italy, 1:30 p.m. At Phoenix Mexico vs. United States, 8 p.m. Saturday, March 9 At Phoenix Canada vs. Mexico, 1:30 p.m. United States vs. Italy, 8 p.m. Sunday, March 10 At Phoenix United States vs. Canada, 3 p.m.

Wichita State ...........000 011 003 – 5 11 0 New Orleans............000 100 000 - 1 6 2 Wichita State: Mateychick, Minnis (6), Peterson (9) and Baker New Orleans: Smith, Manning (9) and Cameron Winning Pitcher: Mateychick (1-1). Losing Pitcher: Smith (0-3). 2B: Wichita State (Baker, Parker); New Orleans (Liberto). 3B: Wichita State (Bayliff)


Netherlands ab r h bi ab r h bi Jeong 2b 4 0 0 0 Simmons ss 5 2 3 0 Yong-Lee cf 2 0 0 0 Schoop 2b 30 0 0 T.Kim dh 4 0 1 0 Bernadina cf 5 1 1 2 D.Lee 1b 3 0 0 0 Balentien rf 3 0 1 1 H.Kim lf 3 0 1 0 An.Jones dh 4 1 2 0 Jeon cf 1 0 0 0 Bogaerts 3b 2 0 0 0 J.Lee ph-rf 2 0 0 0 C.Smith 1b 20 1 1 A.Son ph 1 0 0 0 Sams lf 40 0 0 M.Kang c 3 0 0 0 Ricardo c 41 2 0 Jin c 0 0 00 J.Kang ss 2 0 0 0 S.Lee ph 1 0 0 0 Si.Son ss 0 0 0 0 Choi 3b 3 0 20 Totals 29 0 4 0 Totals 32 5 10 4 Korea 000 000 000 — 0 Netherlands 010 020 20x — 5 2B—Simmons 2 (2), Bernadina (1), An.Jones (1). CS—Choi (1), Sams (1). S—Bogaerts. SF— C.Smith. IP H R ER BB SO Korea S.Yoon L,0-1 4 1-3 4 2 2 1 2 Noh 1 2 1 1 2 1 Se.Son 2-3 1 2 1 0 0 Cha 0 1 0 0 0 0 Chong 2-3 0 0 0 1 0 Seo 2-3 2 0 0 0 1 Oh 2-3 0 0 0 0 2 Netherlands Markwell W,1-0 4 2 0 0 1 2 Yntema 3 2 0 0 2 1 Boyd 1 2-3 0 0 0 1 0 Pawelek 1-3 0 0 0 0 1 Yntema pitched to 1 batter in the 6th. Se.Son pitched to 2 batters in the 7th. Cha pitched to 1 batter in the 7th. HBP—by Se.Son (Schoop). Umpires—Home, Paul Emmel; First, Lance Barksdale; Second, Trevor Grieve; Third, Cesar Valdes. T—3:24. A—1,085 (19,000).


Brazil ab r h bi ab r h bi Sakamoto ss4 1 1 1 Orlando cf 42 2 0 Kakunaka dh2 0 0 0 Burin 2b 40 0 0 Matsui ph-dh2 0 0 0 Reginatto 3b 4 1 3 2 Uchikawa lf 3 1 1 0 Matsumoto 1b 4 0 0 0 Itoi rf 4 0 1 1 Sato dh 40 1 1 Inaba 1b 3 0 0 0 Magalhaes lf 4 0 2 0 Ibata ph-1b 1 1 1 1 Muniz rf 30 1 0 Chono cf 3 1 1 0 Franca c 30 0 0 Toritani 2b 2 0 0 0 Januario ph 1 0 0 0 Aikawa c 1 1 0 0 Okuda ss 30 0 0 Abe ph-c 1 0 0 1 Matsuda 3b 4 0 2 1 Totals 30 5 7 5 Totals 34 3 9 3 Japan 001 100 030 — 5 Brazil 100 110 000 — 3 2B—Reginatto 2 (2). SB—Itoi (1), Orlando (1). S—Kakunaka, Itoi. SF—Sakamoto. IP H R ER BB SO Japan Mas.Tanaka 2 4 1 0 0 0 Sugiuchi 2 2 1 1 1 1 Settsu W,1-0 3 2 1 1 0 4 Nohmi 1 0 0 0 0 1 Makita S,1-1 1 1 0 0 0 2 Brazil Fernandes 3 2 1 1 3 2 Gouvea 3 1 1 1 2 1 Nakaoshi L,0-1 1 1-3 2 2 2 0 2

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BASKETBALL NBA EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division W L Pct GB 35 20 .636 — New York Brooklyn 34 26 .567 3½ Boston 31 27 .534 5½ Philadelphia 23 34 .404 13 Toronto 23 36 .390 14 Southeast Division W L Pct GB Miami 42 14 .750 — 33 24 .579 9½ Atlanta 18 39 .316 24½ Washington Orlando 16 43 .271 27½ Charlotte 13 45 .224 30 Central Division W L Pct GB Indiana 37 22 .627 — Chicago 34 25 .576 3 Milwaukee 28 28 .500 7½ 23 38 .377 15 Detroit Cleveland 20 39 .339 17 WESTERN CONFERENCE Southwest Division W L Pct GB San Antonio 46 14 .767 — Memphis 38 19 .667 6½ Houston 32 28 .533 14 Dallas 26 32 .448 19 New Orleans 21 39 .350 25 Northwest Division W L Pct GB Oklahoma City 42 16 .724 — Denver 38 22 .633 5 Utah 32 27 .542 10½ Portland 26 31 .456 15½ Minnesota 20 35 .364 20½ Pacific Division W L Pct GB L.A. Clippers 43 18 .705 — Golden State 33 27 .550 9½ L.A. Lakers 29 30 .492 13 Phoenix 21 39 .350 21½ Sacramento 20 40 .333 22½ Saturday’s Games Philadelphia 104, Golden State 97 Chicago 96, Brooklyn 85 Toronto at Milwaukee, late Minnesota at Portland, late Sunday’s Games Miami at New York, 12 p.m. Oklahoma City at L.A. Clippers, 2:30 p.m. Charlotte at Sacramento, 5 p.m. Memphis at Orlando, 5 p.m. Philadelphia at Washington, 5 p.m. Dallas at Houston, 6 p.m. Detroit at San Antonio, 6 p.m. Chicago at Indiana, 7 p.m. Atlanta at L.A. Lakers, 8:30 p.m.

76ERS 104, WARRIORS 97 GOLDEN STATE (97) Barnes 2-7 1-1 5, Lee 6-14 1-2 13, Ezeli 1-4 0-0 2, Curry 11-20 5-7 30, Thompson 11-18 0-0 29, Jack 3-13 0-0 6, Landry 2-7 8-9 12, Green 0-2 0-0 0, Bazemore 0-1 0-0 0, Jefferson 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 36-86 15-19 97. PHILADELPHIA (104) Turner 10-15 0-2 22, T.Young 7-15 0-0 14, Hawes 0-9 0-0 0, Holiday 11-20 2-2 27, Ivey 6-6 1-3 17, Allen 2-7 0-0 4, Pargo 1-2 1-2 3, Wright 5-9 0-0 13, Moultrie 2-2 0-0 4. Totals 44-85 4-9 104. Golden State 31 23 27 16 — 97 Philadelphia 20 31 31 22 — 104 3-Point Goals—Golden State 10-26 (Thompson 7-12, Curry 3-9, Barnes 0-1, Bazemore 0-1, Jack 0-3), Philadelphia 12-18 (Ivey 4-4, Wright 3-5, Holiday 3-5, Turner 2-3, Pargo 0-1). Fouled Out—None. Rebounds—Golden State 45 (Lee 16), Philadelphia 55 (T.Young 16). Assists— Golden State 22 (Curry 8), Philadelphia 29 (Turner 9). Total Fouls—Golden State 14, Philadelphia 18. Technicals—Hawes. A— 17,929 (20,328).

BULLS 96, NETS 85 BROOKLYN (85) Wallace 3-7 1-3 8, Evans 0-2 0-0 0, Lopez 9-16 45 22, Williams 4-12 5-5 14, Johnson 5-10 0-0 11, Bogans 0-0 0-0 0, Humphries 0-1 0-0 0, Watson 3-7 0-0 7, Blatche 4-10 5-6 13, Brooks 0-0 0-2 0, Teletovic 4-7 0-0 9, Taylor 0-0 1-2 1. Totals 3272 16-23 85. CHICAGO (96) Deng 3-10 2-2 8, Boozer 9-16 2-2 20, Noah 10-13 1-1 21, Hinrich 5-8 0-0 12, Belinelli 2-7 2-2 7, Robinson 4-9 2-2 12, Butler 4-7 5-5 13, Cook 1-3 0-0 3, Mohammed 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 38-73 14-14 96. Brooklyn 27 12 20 26 — 85 Chicago 27 26 24 19 — 96 3-Point Goals—Brooklyn 5-15 (Wallace 1-1, Teletovic 1-2, Watson 1-2, Johnson 1-4, Williams 1-5, Blatche 0-1), Chicago 6-15 (Hinrich 2-3, Robinson 2-5, Cook 1-1, Belinelli 1-2, Butler 0-1, Noah 0-1, Deng 0-2). Fouled Out—None. Rebounds—Brooklyn 44 (Evans 10), Chicago 38 (Noah 10). Assists—Brooklyn 19 (Williams 6), Chicago 25 (Noah 5). Total Fouls—Brooklyn 20, Chicago 24. Technicals— Noah. A—22,414 (20,917).

Top 25 NO. 1 INDIANA 73, IOWA 60 IOWA (18-11) Basabe 3-6 0-3 6, White 4-9 6-8 14, Woodbury 25 0-0 4, Oglesby 0-4 2-2 2, Marble 7-15 5-6 20, Olaseni 1-1 0-1 2, Clemmons 0-5 0-0 0, McCabe 0-1 0-0 0, Ingram 0-0 0-0 0, May 4-9 4-4 12. Totals 21-55 17-24 60. INDIANA (25-4) Watford 0-8 5-7 5, Zeller 7-13 8-13 22, Hulls 0-7 2-2 2, Oladipo 4-6 1-2 10, Ferrell 5-8 8-10 19, Sheehey 2-4 4-6 8, Creek 0-1 0-0 0, Abell 1-2 0-0 2, Elston 2-4 1-2 5, Hollowell 0-1 0-0 0. Totals 2154 29-42 73. Halftime—Indiana 26-14. 3-Point Goals—Iowa 1-13 (Marble 1-4, McCabe 0-1, Clemmons 0-1, White 0-2, May 0-2, Oglesby 0-3), Indiana 2-14 (Oladipo 1-1, Ferrell 1-3, Hollowell 0-1, Creek 0-1, Watford 0-2, Sheehey 0-2, Hulls 0-4). Fouled Out—None. Rebounds—Iowa 38 (May, White 7), Indiana 37 (Zeller 10). Assists—Iowa 9 (Oglesby 3), Indiana 10 (Ferrell 5). Total Fouls—Iowa 27, Indiana 25. Technical—Iowa Bench. A—17,472.

NO. 2 GONZAGA 81, PORTLAND 52 PORTLAND (11-20) Nicholas 3-11 2-2 9, van der Mars 1-6 3-4 5, K. Bailey 1-7 1-2 4, Pressley 2-4 2-4 8, Rodgers 310 2-2 10, Riley 3-13 0-0 8, J. Bailey 0-0 0-0 0, Ehlers 1-2 0-0 2, Barker 1-3 0-0 2, Thieleke 1-2 0-0 2, Ahern 1-1 0-0 2. Totals 17-59 10-14 52. GONZAGA (29-2) Edi 0-4 1-2 1, Olynyk 7-8 1-2 15, Harris 8-13 4-4 20, Pangos 3-7 0-0 8, Hart 1-1 0-0 3, Dranginis 1-3 0-0 2, Bell, Jr. 4-8 2-2 14, Stockton 1-4 0-0 2, Bhaskar 0-2 0-0 0, Bakamus 0-0 1-2 1, Karnowski 3-5 2-5 8, Dower 2-5 0-0 4, Barham 1-3 0-0 3. Totals 31-63 11-17 81. Halftime—Gonzaga 46-27. 3-Point Goals— Portland 8-20 (Rodgers 2-2, Pressley 2-3, Riley 2-9, K. Bailey 1-2, Nicholas 1-3, Barker 0-1), Gonzaga 8-23 (Bell, Jr. 4-7, Pangos 2-3, Hart 11, Barham 1-3, Bhaskar 0-1, Edi 0-2, Stockton 0-2, Harris 0-2, Dranginis 0-2). Fouled Out— None. Rebounds—Portland 37 (Nicholas 9), Gonzaga 41 (Olynyk 11). Assists—Portland 8 (Nicholas, Pressley, Rodgers, van der Mars 2), Gonzaga 20 (Stockton 6). Total Fouls— Portland 20, Gonzaga 12. A—6,000.

NO. 3 DUKE 79, NO. 5 MIAMI 76 MIAMI (23-5) Kadji 7-13 1-1 17, Johnson 0-5 0-0 0, Larkin 8-16 7-8 25, Scott 6-16 0-1 12, McKinney Jones 4-6 22 12, Brown 0-4 3-4 3, Swoope 0-0 0-0 0, Jekiri 11 0-0 2, Gamble 2-3 1-1 5. Totals 28-64 14-17 76. DUKE (25-4) Mas. Plumlee 5-9 2-4 12, Kelly 10-14 9-12 36, Cook 5-9 2-2 15, Sulaimon 3-7 1-3 7, Curry 2-8 25 7, Thornton 0-1 0-0 0, Hairston 1-2 0-0 2. Totals 26-50 16-26 79. Halftime—Miami 36-34. 3-Point Goals—Miami 6-21 (McKinney Jones 2-3, Kadji 2-6, Larkin 27, Scott 0-2, Brown 0-3), Duke 11-23 (Kelly 7-9, Cook 3-5, Curry 1-5, Thornton 0-1, Sulaimon 03). Fouled Out—Thornton. Rebounds—Miami 40 (Kadji 10), Duke 27 (Kelly 7). Assists— Miami 7 (Larkin 4), Duke 12 (Cook 5). Total Fouls—Miami 20, Duke 18. A—9,314.

NO. 8 FLORIDA 64, ALABAMA 52 ALABAMA (19-10) Gueye 1-1 0-0 2, Lacey 4-14 0-0 11, Releford 512 2-2 12, Randolph 1-5 1-3 3, Cooper 2-6 0-0 5, Jacobs 5-10 1-4 11, Steele 1-2 0-0 2, Pollard 2-4 0-1 4, Obasohan 1-1 0-0 2. Totals 22-55 4-10 52. FLORIDA (23-5) Murphy 5-8 4-4 15, Young 3-6 3-4 9, Boynton 38 6-7 13, Rosario 2-7 2-2 6, Wilbekin 4-7 3-3 11, Yeguete 0-2 0-0 0, Frazier II 0-1 0-2 0, Prather 3-6 4-4 10. Totals 20-45 22-26 64. Halftime—Florida 29-26. 3-Point Goals— Alabama 4-15 (Lacey 3-5, Cooper 1-4, Releford 0-3, Randolph 0-3), Florida 2-13 (Murphy 1-3, Boynton 1-3, Frazier II 0-1, Wilbekin 0-1, Rosario 0-5). Fouled Out—None. Rebounds— Alabama 31 (Jacobs, Lacey 5), Florida 33 (Prather 9). Assists—Alabama 7 (Releford 4), Florida 7 (Boynton 3). Total Fouls—Alabama 22, Florida 9. A—11,624.

NO. 10 LOUISVILLE 58, NO. 12 SYRACUSE 53 LOUISVILLE (24-5) Blackshear 1-6 0-0 3, Behanan 1-6 2-8 4, Dieng 4-8 3-4 11, Smith 5-11 6-7 18, Siva 0-9 0-0 0, Ware 2-3 3-4 8, Hancock 4-5 0-0 12, Harrell 1-1 0-1 2, Van Treese 0-1 0-0 0. Totals 18-50 14-24 58. SYRACUSE (22-7) Grant 0-0 0-2 0, Fair 9-20 0-2 19, Christmas 1-1 0-0 2, Carter-Williams 3-10 4-4 11, Triche 2-11 44 8, Cooney 0-0 0-0 0, Keita 0-1 0-0 0, Coleman 0-1 0-0 0, Southerland 5-12 0-0 13. Totals 20-56 812 53. Halftime—Louisville 23-19. 3-Point Goals— Louisville 8-23 (Hancock 4-5, Smith 2-3, Ware 1-2, Blackshear 1-5, Siva 0-8), Syracuse 5-13 (Southerland 3-5, Fair 1-1, Carter-Williams 14, Triche 0-3). Fouled Out—None. Rebounds— Louisville 36 (Dieng 14), Syracuse 41 (CarterWilliams, Southerland 7). Assists—Louisville 14 (Smith 5), Syracuse 14 (Carter-Williams 6). Total Fouls—Louisville 18, Syracuse 20. A— 31,173.

NO. 14 NEW MEXICO 53, WYOMING 42 WYOMING (18-11) Washington 0-4 0-0 0, Nance Jr. 2-9 0-0 4, Gilmore 2-13 0-0 6, Grabau 4-9 2-2 14, Adams 37 0-0 7, Cooke Jr. 4-5 1-3 9, Bentz 1-3 0-2 2, Sobey 0-4 0-0 0, Haldorson 0-0 0-0 0, Sellers 0-3 0-0 0. Totals 16-57 3-7 42. NEW MEXICO (25-4) Bairstow 3-9 7-8 13, Kirk 6-13 2-2 15, Greenwood 0-2 1-2 1, Williams 2-5 3-6 7, Snell 410 0-0 9, Thomas 0-0 6-6 6, Adams 0-2 0-1 0, Fenton 0-1 2-2 2. Totals 15-42 21-27 53. Halftime—New Mexico 25-19. 3-Point Goals— Wyoming 7-24 (Grabau 4-8, Gilmore 2-7, Adams 1-3, Sobey 0-2, Nance Jr. 0-2, Washington 0-2), New Mexico 2-14 (Kirk 1-3, Snell 1-6, Fenton 0-1, Greenwood 0-2, Williams 0-2). Fouled Out—Adams. Rebounds— Wyoming 34 (Nance Jr. 10), New Mexico 38 (Bairstow, Kirk 9). Assists—Wyoming 9 (Gilmore 3), New Mexico 12 (Williams 6). Total Fouls—Wyoming 22, New Mexico 12. A—15,411.

NO. 18 SAINT LOUIS 66, GEORGE WASHINGTON 58 SAINT LOUIS (23-5) Glaze 0-0 0-0 0, Evans 7-13 8-9 22, Loe 1-3 3-4 6, Mitchell 6-12 4-4 18, McCall Jr. 1-5 0-0 2, Jett 35 5-5 11, Ellis 2-7 1-2 7, Barnett 0-2 0-0 0, Remekun 0-1 0-0 0, Manning 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 20-48 21-24 66. GEORGE WASHINGTON (12-15) Larsen 7-14 0-1 14, Armwood 2-9 1-2 5, Savage 1-6 1-2 3, Garino 2-5 3-4 8, McDonald 1-6 1-2 3, Smith 4-8 1-2 10, Kromah 6-9 0-0 12, Mikic 1-1 1-2 3, Kopriva 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 24-58 8-15 58. Halftime—Saint Louis 32-26. 3-Point Goals— Saint Louis 5-14 (Mitchell 2-5, Ellis 2-5, Loe 11, Barnett 0-1, McCall Jr. 0-2), George Washington 2-7 (Smith 1-2, Garino 1-3, Savage 0-1, Kromah 0-1). Fouled Out—None. Rebounds—Saint Louis 34 (Evans 12), George Washington 32 (Armwood 10). Assists—Saint Louis 8 (Jett 3), George Washington 12 (Kromah 4). Total Fouls—Saint Louis 19, George Washington 24. Technicals—Mitchell, Savage. A—3,258.

NO. 19 MEMPHIS 76, UCF 67 MEMPHIS (25-4) Thomas 5-14 1-1 12, Goodwin 4-9 1-2 9, Stephens 3-6 2-3 8, Jackson 6-10 6-10 19, Johnson 0-3 0-0 0, Crawford 7-9 1-2 19, Black 3-7 1-3 7, Wilson 1-2 0-0 2. Totals 29-60 12-21 76. UCF (19-10) Wilson 3-6 4-6 11, Clanton 10-15 6-9 29, Sykes 416 2-6 10, Walker 0-1 0-0 0, Newell 5-12 1-2 13, Days 0-0 0-0 0, Williams 0-2 0-0 0, Blair 1-1 2-3 4. Totals 23-53 15-26 67. Halftime—Memphis 34-29. 3-Point Goals— Memphis 6-15 (Crawford 4-5, Jackson 1-3, Thomas 1-4, Wilson 0-1, Johnson 0-1, Stephens 0-1), UCF 6-17 (Clanton 3-4, Newell 2-6, Wilson 1-3, Walker 0-1, Sykes 0-1, Williams 0-2). Fouled Out—Black, Sykes. Rebounds— Memphis 38 (Stephens 8), UCF 32 (Sykes 9). Assists—Memphis 19 (Jackson 7), UCF 13 (Newell, Sykes 5). Total Fouls—Memphis 19, UCF 19. Technicals—Jackson 2 (ejected), Newell. A—6,447.

VCU 84, NO. 20 BUTLER 52 BUTLER (22-7) Barlow 0-1 0-0 0, Clarke 2-8 0-0 5, Jones 6-10 25 14, Marshall 5-9 3-6 13, Smith 3-4 0-0 6, Smeathers 0-3 0-0 0, Morgan 0-0 1-4 1, Fromm 0-3 1-2 1, Aldridge 0-0 0-0 0, Dunham 3-7 0-1 7, Woods 0-2 0-0 0, Stigall 1-2 2-2 5. Totals 20-49 920 52. VCU (23-6) Theus 3-4 2-2 8, Brandenberg 3-9 1-2 8, Reddic 5-8 1-2 11, Graham 4-9 0-1 11, Daniels 5-9 6-6 20, Weber 4-6 2-2 11, Okereafor 2-5 2-3 6, Guest 0-1 0-0 0, Tuoyo 0-0 0-0 0, Johnson 2-8 2-2 7, Haley 1-1 0-0 2, Hinton 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 29-60 16-20 84. Halftime—VCU 45-21. 3-Point Goals—Butler 314 (Stigall 1-2, Dunham 1-3, Clarke 1-5, Smeathers 0-2, Fromm 0-2), VCU 10-23 (Daniels 4-8, Graham 3-4, Johnson 1-2, Brandenberg 1-3, Weber 1-3, Theus 0-1, Okereafor 0-2). Fouled Out—None. Rebounds—Butler 42 (Woods 10), VCU 28 (Graham 7). Assists—Butler 9 (Barlow, Clarke, Jones, Smith 2), VCU 15 (Theus 9). Total Fouls—Butler 13, VCU 21. A—NA.

NO. 22 MARQUETTE 72, NO. 21 NOTRE DAME 64 NOTRE DAME (22-7) Knight 3-7 1-1 7, Cooley 0-1 0-0 0, Atkins 5-14 34 16, Grant 6-11 6-12 21, Connaughton 0-4 0-0 0, Biedscheid 2-8 0-0 5, Auguste 7-10 1-2 15, Crowley 0-0 0-0 0, Sherman 0-5 0-0 0, Burgett 00 0-0 0. Totals 23-60 11-19 64. MARQUETTE (21-7) Anderson 1-2 0-0 3, Otule 8-8 0-1 16, Cadougan 3-7 0-1 7, Blue 3-8 0-2 6, Lockett 2-3 4-4 8, J. Wilson 6-10 6-9 19, Ferguson 0-0 0-0 0, Mayo 23 0-0 5, D. Wilson 0-1 0-0 0, Taylor, Jr. 1-2 0-0 3, Gardner 2-3 1-1 5. Totals 28-47 11-18 72. Halftime—Marquette 41-27. 3-Point Goals— Notre Dame 7-25 (Grant 3-7, Atkins 3-9, Biedscheid 1-6, Connaughton 0-3), Marquette 5-11 (Taylor, Jr. 1-1, Cadougan 1-2, Anderson 12, Mayo 1-2, J. Wilson 1-3, Blue 0-1). Fouled Out—None. Rebounds—Notre Dame 36 (Grant 7), Marquette 25 (Blue, Lockett, Otule, J. Wilson 4). Assists—Notre Dame 15 (Atkins 6), Marquette 20 (Cadougan, Lockett 4). Total Fouls—Notre Dame 20, Marquette 16. A— 19,093.

NO. 25 LOUISIANA TECH 88, SAN JOSE ST. 61 SAN JOSE ST. (9-18) Cunningham 1-1 8-10 10, Garrett 2-9 4-4 9, D. Brown 3-10 3-4 10, X. Jones 5-16 3-4 14, Pennington 4-11 0-2 9, Williams 0-0 0-0 0, Moor 0-0 0-0 0, Smith 1-3 4-5 6, VanKirk 0-0 0-0 0,

Andoh 0-1 0-0 0, Grieves 1-2 0-0 3. Totals 17-53 22-29 61. LOUISIANA TECH (26-3) Lewis 3-5 0-0 7, Gibson 3-8 4-4 12, Appleby 4-14 5-6 16, Smith 1-2 0-0 2, C. Johnson 4-9 0-0 8, Hamilton 4-5 5-11 13, Kyser 1-3 0-0 2, Anderson 1-5 2-2 4, Massey 0-0 0-0 0, Gjuroski 0-0 0-0 0, McNeail 2-6 1-2 7, D. Johnson 0-0 1-2 1, J. Johnson 5-5 1-2 13, Talbot 1-1 1-2 3. Totals 29-63 20-31 88. Halftime—Louisiana Tech 45-26. 3-Point Goals—San Jose St. 5-17 (Grieves 1-2, X. Jones 1-2, Pennington 1-3, Garrett 1-4, D. Brown 1-6), Louisiana Tech 10-29 (Appleby 3-7, J. Johnson 2-2, McNeail 2-5, Gibson 2-6, Lewis 1-3, Smith 0-1, Anderson 0-1, C. Johnson 0-4). Fouled Out—Gibson. Rebounds—San Jose St. 34 (Cunningham 7), Louisiana Tech 44 (C. Johnson 9). Assists—San Jose St. 6 (X. Jones 2), Louisiana Tech 18 (Smith 9). Total Fouls— San Jose St. 21, Louisiana Tech 22. Technical—Gibson. A—4,850.

Big 12 NO. 6 KANSAS 91, WEST VIRGINIA 65 WEST VIRGINIA (13-16) Kilicli 3-5 1-1 7, Noreen 1-4 0-1 2, Staten 1-4 1-2 3, Harris 4-17 3-4 11, Humphrey 1-3 0-0 3, Rutledge 4-10 9-10 17, Hinds 0-5 0-0 0, Brown 01 0-0 0, Browne 0-1 0-2 0, Henderson 7-14 0-0 20, Murray 1-3 0-0 2. Totals 22-67 14-20 65. KANSAS (25-4) Young 3-4 0-0 6, Withey 7-8 0-1 14, Johnson 4-8 1-1 12, McLemore 12-15 7-9 36, Releford 2-8 2-2 6, Tharpe 3-5 0-0 8, Adams 1-2 0-2 2, White III 1-3 0-0 2, Wesley 0-0 0-1 0, Manning 1-2 0-0 3, Self 0-0 0-0 0, Roberts 0-0 0-0 0, Garrett 0-0 0-0 0, Traylor 0-3 0-0 0, Ellis 0-2 2-2 2. Totals 34-60 12-18 91. Halftime—Kansas 45-31. 3-Point Goals—West Virginia 7-21 (Henderson 6-9, Humphrey 1-1, Murray 0-1, Brown 0-1, Hinds 0-2, Noreen 0-2, Harris 0-5), Kansas 11-18 (McLemore 5-6, Johnson 3-4, Tharpe 2-2, Manning 1-2, White III 0-1, Releford 0-3). Fouled Out—Murray. Rebounds—West Virginia 41 (Rutledge 13), Kansas 36 (Withey 10). Assists—West Virginia 13 (Staten 7), Kansas 29 (Johnson 10). Total Fouls—West Virginia 19, Kansas 20. A— 16,300.

NO. 15 OKLAHOMA ST. 78, TEXAS 65 TEXAS (13-16) Holmes 3-7 2-2 8, Lammert 3-4 0-0 7, Papapetrou 3-7 1-2 9, Holland 1-6 0-0 2, Kabongo 2-7 3-5 7, McClellan 0-2 0-0 0, Felix 58 1-1 13, Bond 1-2 0-0 2, Lewis 5-15 1-1 15, Ibeh 0-0 0-0 0, Ridley 1-3 0-0 2. Totals 24-61 8-11 65. OKLAHOMA ST. (22-6) Nash 6-11 4-7 16, Cobbins 2-3 2-2 6, Jurick 1-1 00 2, Brown 4-9 9-9 18, Smart 3-6 5-7 11, Gardner 0-0 1-2 1, Williams 4-7 1-1 9, Forte 4-7 2-2 14, Murphy 0-3 1-2 1. Totals 24-47 25-32 78. Halftime—Oklahoma St. 37-31. 3-Point Goals—Texas 9-22 (Lewis 4-11, Felix 2-3, Papapetrou 2-4, Lammert 1-1, Holmes 0-1, McClellan 0-1, Kabongo 0-1), Oklahoma St. 515 (Forte 4-7, Brown 1-3, Williams 0-1, Smart 0-2, Nash 0-2). Fouled Out—None. Rebounds— Texas 32 (Lammert 6), Oklahoma St. 34 (Brown, Jurick, Smart 6). Assists—Texas 11 (Kabongo 8), Oklahoma St. 9 (Brown, Smart 3). Total Fouls—Texas 25, Oklahoma St. 16. A—12,474.

OKLAHOMA 86, IOWA ST. 69 IOWA ST. (19-10) Ejim 2-5 4-4 10, Niang 3-9 2-2 10, Babb 0-4 0-2 0, Lucious 3-7 0-1 7, Clyburn 1-5 4-6 6, Palo 4-5 47 12, Okoro 0-0 0-0 0, Long 0-1 0-0 0, Booker 0-1 0-0 0, Gibson 1-1 0-0 2, McGee 8-13 0-0 22. Totals 22-51 14-22 69. OKLAHOMA (19-9) M’Baye 3-8 4-4 11, Osby 6-11 10-10 22, Grooms 7-13 4-4 19, Pledger 4-9 2-2 14, Hornbeak 0-4 2-2 2, Fitzgerald 1-3 8-8 10, Cousins 1-2 0-0 2, Neal 0-0 0-0 0, Clark 1-2 4-4 6. Totals 23-52 34-34 86. Halftime—Oklahoma 40-28. 3-Point Goals— Iowa St. 11-31 (McGee 6-9, Ejim 2-4, Niang 26, Lucious 1-4, Long 0-1, Booker 0-1, Clyburn 03, Babb 0-3), Oklahoma 6-18 (Pledger 4-9, Grooms 1-2, M’Baye 1-3, Cousins 0-1, Osby 0-1, Hornbeak 0-2). Fouled Out—None. Rebounds—Iowa St. 27 (Niang 5), Oklahoma 36 (Osby 9). Assists—Iowa St. 8 (Clyburn, Lucious, Palo 2), Oklahoma 17 (Grooms 6). Total Fouls—Iowa St. 20, Oklahoma 18. A— 10,789.

TEXAS TECH 72, TCU 63 TCU (10-19) Crossland 1-2 0-0 2, Anderson 6-15 2-4 18, Butler Lind 0-2 0-2 0, McKinney 3-5 4-4 10, Green 2-10 3-4 8, Hill Jr. 4-8 1-2 9, Dincer 0-0 0-0 0, Abron 4-9 8-12 16, Zurcher 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 20-51 18-28 63. TEXAS TECH (10-17) Hannahs 2-5 0-0 5, Gray 4-6 3-6 11, Kravic 7-11 2-4 16, Williams, Jr. 1-1 1-3 4, Tolbert 9-10 4-5 22, Nurse 2-4 2-2 8, Robinson 0-1 0-0 0, Tapsoba 0-0 0-0 0, Gotcher 1-1 0-0 2, Crockett 2-6 0-0 4. Totals 28-45 12-20 72. Halftime—Texas Tech 34-28. 3-Point Goals— TCU 5-13 (Anderson 4-10, Green 1-1, Hill Jr. 02), Texas Tech 4-9 (Nurse 2-3, Williams, Jr. 11, Hannahs 1-2, Robinson 0-1, Crockett 0-2). Fouled Out—None. Rebounds—TCU 28 (McKinney 7), Texas Tech 28 (Kravic 11). Assists—TCU 5 (Anderson 3), Texas Tech 15 (Gray 6). Total Fouls—TCU 18, Texas Tech 22. A—9,372.

Missouri Valley CREIGHTON 91, WICHITA ST. 79 WICHITA ST. (24-7) Hall 5-8 5-6 15, Orukpe 0-1 0-0 0, Armstead 2-8 0-0 6, Williams 6-14 5-5 18, Cotton 5-7 0-2 14, Early 4-8 3-4 11, Wiggins 1-1 0-0 2, Van Vleet 22 0-0 4, White 4-6 1-1 9. Totals 29-55 14-18 79. CREIGHTON (24-7) McDermott 15-18 6-6 41, Echenique 4-4 1-2 9, Chatman 4-8 3-3 12, Gibbs 4-5 3-3 12, Manigat 0-2 0-0 0, Stormberg 0-0 0-0 0, Yates 0-0 0-0 0, Dingman 1-4 0-0 3, Kelling 0-0 0-0 0, Artino 2-2 1-2 5, Wragge 3-4 0-0 9, Olsen 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 33-47 14-16 91. Halftime—Creighton 36-31. 3-Point Goals— Wichita St. 7-21 (Cotton 4-5, Armstead 2-5, Williams 1-7, Early 0-4), Creighton 11-21 (McDermott 5-8, Wragge 3-4, Gibbs 1-2, Chatman 1-2, Dingman 1-3, Manigat 0-2). Fouled Out—None. Rebounds—Wichita St. 21 (Hall 6), Creighton 24 (McDermott 6). Assists—Wichita St. 19 (Williams 6), Creighton 21 (Gibbs 8). Total Fouls—Wichita St. 16, Creighton 15. A—18,613.

Junior College JAYHAWK CONFERENCE STANDINGS Eastern Division Conference Overall x-Coffeyville 18-0 29-1 Cowley 14-3 19-10 Labette 10-8 16-14 Kansas City 10-8 14-15 Highland 8-10 15-14 Independence 10-8 16-14 Fort Scott 7-11 13-16 Neosho County 5-12 12-17 Johnson County 5-13 9-20 Allen 2-16 5-25 Western Division Conference Overall x-Seward County 14-2 23-7 Hutchinson 13-3 27-3 Barton 12-4 25-5 Butler 11-5 23-7 Dodge City 6-10 14-16 Cloud County 5-11 14-16 Pratt 5-11 15-15 Garden City 3-13 11-19 Colby 3-13 12-18 x—Clinched conference title Saturday’s games Highland 79, Fort Scott 74 Neosho County 71, Johnson County 67 Kansas City 64, Labette 60 Coffeyville 101, Independence 87 Cowley 71, Allen 61 Seward County 73, Butler 60 Barton 78, Pratt 56 Hutchinson 86, Cloud County 76 Dodge City 64, Garden City 45 Sunday’s games Hutchinson 78, Pratt 70, OT Barton 67, Colby 65 Monday’s games Independence 87, Highland 84 Tuesday’s games Seward County 79, Garden City 56 Wednesday’s games Neosho County 90, Highland 81, OT Brown Mackie 80, Hesston 57 Coffeyville 83, Kansas City 81 Cowley 70, Labette 65 Johnson County 58, Allen 57 Butler 56, Dodge City 53 Pratt 65, Colby 57 Independence 96, Fort Scott 77 Barton 79, Cloud County 57 Seward County 62, Hutchinson 60 Thursday’s game Neosho County at Cowley, 7 p.m. End regular season

LANSING SUB-STATES Sub-state A—Lansing 60, KC Schlagle 36 Sub-state B—Shawnee Mill Valley 65, KC Washington 50 NEWTON SUB-STATES Sub-state A—Salina South at Salina Central Sub-state B—Hays 73, Liberal 64 ABILENE SUB-STATE Abilene 70, 33 FORT SCOTT SUB-STATE Anderson County 64, Fort Scott 56 INDEPENDENCE SUB-STATE Independence 41, 36 MULVANE SUB-STATE Winfield 40, Wichita Collegiate 38 OTTAWA SUB-STATE Ottawa 73, DeSoto 39 PRATT SUB-STATE Andale 65, Ulysses 28 TONGANOXIE SUB-STATE KC Piper 78, KC Sumner 60 TOPEKA SUB-STATE Topeka Highland Park 60, Wamego 37 CLASS 3A CONWAY SPRINGS SUB-STATE Wichita Independent 49, Remington 42 HIAWATHA SUB-STATE Atchison County vs. Nemaha Valley HILLSBORO SUB-STATE Salina Sacred Heart 49, Haven 46 HUMBOLDT SUB-STATE Humboldt 59,Eureka 58 KISMET SUB-STATE Scott City 81, Holcomb 61 NORTON SUB-STATE Beloit 65, Phillipsburg 58 PITTSBURG SUB-STATE Pittsburg Colgan 74, Riverton 54 RILEY SUB-STATE Silver Lake 46, Osage City 43 CLASS 2A ALMA SUB-STATE Lyndon 40, Marais des Cygnes 39 ARMA SUB-STATE Oswego 48, West Elk 35 BELLEVILLE SUB-STATE Bennington at Republic County ELKHART SUB-STATE Meade vs. South Gray MOUNDRIDGE SUB-STATE Moundridge 57, Peabody-Burns 34 OSKALOOSA SUB-STATE Onaga vs. Jefferson North PLAINVILLE SUB-STATE Ness City 62, Oakley 47 STERLING SUB-STATE Inman 42, Little River 39 CLASS 1A, DIVISION I BURRTON SUB-STATE Burrton 60, Fairfield 48 CENTRALIA SUB-STATE Hanover at Centralia COLDWATER SUB-STATE Minneola 50, Deerfield 40 OLPE SUB-STATE Olpe 68, Waverly 58 OSBORNE SUB-STATE Stockton 57, Osborne 30 ST. JOHN SUB-STATE St. John 51, Macksville 35 UDALL SUB-STATE South Haven at Udall WaKEENEY SUB-STATE Hoxie 54, Quinter 24 CLASS 1A, DIVISION II BAILEYVILLE SUB-STATE Frankfort 56, Baileyville 53 COLBY SUB-STATE Sharon Springs 62, Cheylin 42 INGALLS SUB-STATE Fowler 54, Ashland 37 IOLA SUB-STATE Crest 41, Chetopa 34 KIOWA SUB-STATE Cunningham 55, South Barber 44 PALCO SUB-STATE Dighton at Palco SYLVAN GROVE SUB-STATE Central Christian 74, Sylvan-Lucas 61 TESCOTT SUB-STATE White City 42, St. John’s Beloit-Tipton 40

WICHITA KAPAUN 65, GODDARD EISENHOWER 47 GODDARD EISENHOWER (47) Evens 22, Strunk 9, Stemple 3, Salmon 2, Olive 6, Morris 15 WICHITA KAPAUN (65) Hamilton 7, Hollings 15, Baxter 11, Liptic 8, Oconer 2, Cherne, Okao 5 Eisenhower 10 16 10 21 - 47 Wichita Kapaun 9 16 21 16 - 65 3 point goals: GE 3 (Evans, Srunk, Stemple); K 3 (Cherne 2, Okao)

HAYS 73, LIBERAL 64 HAYS (73) Niernberger 7, Petz 2, Adam Deterding 16, Lane Clark 16, Parker 5, Derek Bixenman 15, Brady Werth 12 LIBERAL (64) JJ Lewis 22, Blake Stout 12, William Ross 18, Hammond 3, Abbott 4, Hasik 5 Hays 16 17 18 22 - 73 Liberal 8 17 19 20 - 64 3 point goals: H 4 (Clark 3, Bexenman 1); L 9 (Lewis 2, Stout 2, Ross 4, Hasik 1)

ST. JOHN 51, MACKSVILLE 35 MACKSVILLE (35) Tranbarger 17, Ibarra 4, Welch 12, Miller 2 ST. JOHN (51) Kinnamon 6, Ramirez 6, Nusser 15, Long 4, Wade 13, Reyes 7 Macksville 4 14 8 9 - 35 St. John 11 15 13 12 - 51 3 point goals: M 2 (Welch 2); SJ 5 (Kinnamon 2, Ramirez, Nusser, Reyes)

WICHITA INDEPENDENT 49, REMINGTON 42 REMINGTON (42) Tanner 2, Janzen 6, Schrag 2, Classen 8, Regier 16, Entz 5, Zonnefeld 3 WICHITA INDEPENDENT (49) Dean 16, Richmond 1, Loveland 11, Williams 78, Jarvis 4, Riedmiller 8, Kay 2 Remington 8 6 13 15 - 42 Independent 12 14 12 11 - 42 3 point goals: R 2 (Claassen 2); WI 2 (Riedmiller 2)

ABILENE 70, HESSTON 33 ABILENE (70) Barlow 12, Wilson20, Anderson 3, Hoekman 7, Kelly 6, Patrick 1, Goodwin 2, Barbieri 2, Harms 13, Witt 4 HESSTON (33) Gehrer 2, Raleigh 3, McCartney 10, Schadler 13, McKinney 5 Abilene 17 21 22 10 - 70 Hesston 6 9 9 9 - 33

SCOTT CITY 81, HOLCOMB 62 SCOTT CITY (81) Brett O’Neil 15, Wells 1, T. O’Neil 9, Tyler Hess 17, Joey Meyer 17, Crew Kite 24 HOLCOMB (62) Heath Tucker 11, Tyler LaSalle 21, Aaron Hernandez 11, Gilbert 4, Richmeier 6, Bennett 8 Scott City 15 23 22 21 - 81 Holcomb 17 10 14 21 - 62 3 point goals: SC 1 (T. O’Neil 1); H 6 (Tucker 2, LaSalle 2, Richmeier 2)

MOUNDRIDGE 57, PEABODY-BURNS 33 PEABODY-BURNS (33) Morris 8, Kyle 9, Savage 10, Pickens 6 MOUNDRIDGE (57) Ryan Lorimor 12, Higgins 2, Kaufman 9, Daniel Ratzlaff 18, Frazer 9, Enyart 7 Peabody-Burns 7 9 11 6 - 33 Moundridge 15 6 20 16 - 57 3 point goals: M 2 (Lorimor 2)

WOMENS BASKEBALL Top 25 NO. 2 NOTRE DAME 92, PROVIDENCE 57 NOTRE DAME (27-1) Diggins 8-15 8-8 28, Achonwa 5-9 4-5 14, Turner 1-6 2-2 5, McBride 10-15 2-2 24, Braker 1-2 0-0 2, Holloway 2-2 4-4 8, Cable 1-3 0-0 2, Mabrey 0-3 2-2 2, Huffman 1-1 0-0 2, Wright 2-3 1-5 5. Totals 31-59 23-28 92. PROVIDENCE (7-21) Roberts 9-20 3-4 22, Rule 4-17 2-2 13, Iiskola 2-2 1-2 5, Edwards 5-9 0-0 10, Harris 3-8 0-0 6, Pearson 0-3 1-2 1, Sells 0-2 0-0 0, Russian 0-0 01 0. Totals 23-61 7-11 57. Halftime—Notre Dame 52-32. 3-Point Goals— Notre Dame 7-15 (Diggins 4-7, McBride 2-2, Turner 1-4, Mabrey 0-2), Providence 4-18 (Rule 3-10, Roberts 1-5, Pearson 0-1, Sells 0-2). Fouled Out—Edwards. Rebounds—Notre Dame 51 (Achonwa 8), Providence 21 (Pearson 5). Assists—Notre Dame 19 (Diggins 6), Providence 10 (Pearson, Roberts 4). Total Fouls—Notre Dame 10, Providence 19. A— 1,140.

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UCONN (27-2) Tuck 2-5 2-2 6, Mosqueda-Lewis 11-23 4-4 32, Dolson 8-11 9-9 25, Hartley 0-11 3-3 3, Faris 2-4 0-0 5, Jefferson 1-3 0-0 3, Doty 1-2 0-0 3, Stewart 1-3 0-0 2, Buck 0-0 0-0 0, Stokes 1-2 4-5 6. Totals 27-64 22-23 85. SOUTH FLORIDA (19-9) Jenkins 4-7 2-2 10, McDonald 1-4 0-0 2, Andrel. Smith 2-14 2-5 7, Orekhova 4-14 3-4 13, A. Smith 1-8 7-8 10, Johnson 0-0 0-1 0, Saunders 1-3 0-0 2, Conner 0-1 0-0 0, Bernard 0-0 0-0 0, Williams 2-

CLASS 5A GODDARD SUB-STATES Sub-state A—Wichita Kapaun 65, Goddard Eisenhower 47 Sub-state B—Andover 47, Andover Central 44 KANSAS CITY SUB-STATES Sub-state A—Blue Valley Northwest at SM South Sub-state B—Emporia 69, SM Miege 68

8 1-2 5, Rowe 1-4 0-0 2, Naylor 0-0 0-0 0, Flowers 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 16-63 15-22 51. Halftime—UConn 50-31. 3-Point Goals— UConn 9-26 (Mosqueda-Lewis 6-12, Doty 1-2, Jefferson 1-2, Faris 1-3, Dolson 0-1, Tuck 0-1, Hartley 0-5), South Florida 4-22 (Orekhova 28, A. Smith 1-3, Andrel. Smith 1-6, Conner 0-1, Jenkins 0-1, Williams 0-3). Fouled Out—None. Rebounds—UConn 49 (Dolson 10), South Florida 38 (McDonald 7). Assists—UConn 21 (Dolson, Faris, Hartley, Tuck 4), South Florida 8 (Orekhova, A. Smith, Andrel. Smith 2). Total Fouls—UConn 18, South Florida 18. A—NA.

NO. 4 STANFORD 72, WASHINGTON ST. 50 STANFORD (28-2) Ruef 0-2 7-10 7, Ogwumike 12-17 4-6 28, Tinkle 6-13 0-1 13, James 3-10 1-2 9, Orrange 1-4 0-0 3, Green 0-0 0-0 0, Greenfield 1-3 0-0 2, Lakhian 00 0-0 0, Camp 2-3 0-0 4, Payne 0-2 0-0 0, Picknell 0-0 0-0 0, Samuelson 2-9 0-0 6. Totals 27-63 12-19 72. WASHINGTON ST. (10-19) Romberg 2-5 1-2 5, Noyes 2-5 0-0 4, Galdeira 310 2-2 8, Grad 0-4 0-0 0, Awa 2-6 2-2 6, Amojo 24 0-0 5, Williamson 1-2 1-1 3, Edmondson 1-7 11 3, Dheensaw 1-8 0-0 2, Thomas 2-5 0-0 4, Tinjum 0-2 2-2 2, Cooks 3-9 0-2 6, Potter 1-3 0-1 2. Totals 20-70 9-13 50. Halftime—Stanford 35-21. 3-Point Goals— Stanford 6-24 (James 2-5, Samuelson 2-7, Orrange 1-2, Tinkle 1-7, Camp 0-1, Greenfield 0-2), Washington St. 1-14 (Amojo 1-1, Galdeira 0-1, Awa 0-1, Cooks 0-1, Tinjum 0-2, Romberg 0-2, Grad 0-2, Edmondson 0-4). Fouled Out— Dheensaw, Noyes. Rebounds—Stanford 43 (Ogwumike 13), Washington St. 49 (Galdeira 7). Assists—Stanford 14 (Orrange 5), Washington St. 8 (Williamson 3). Total Fouls— Stanford 14, Washington St. 19. A—656.

NO. 6 CALIFORNIA 78, WASHINGTON 50 CALIFORNIA (27-2) Brandon 4-14 4-6 12, Caldwell 10-11 2-3 22, Jemerigbe 1-7 0-0 2, Boyd 6-12 2-2 15, Clarendon 4-11 0-0 10, Pierre 1-3 0-0 2, Cohen 01 0-0 0, Gray 5-10 3-4 13, Lyles 0-1 0-0 0, Hartman 1-1 0-0 2. Totals 32-71 11-15 78. WASHINGTON (19-10) Walton 1-12 1-2 3, Williams 4-5 1-5 10, Wetmore 2-6 1-1 5, Kingma 3-12 2-2 10, Davis 7-19 2-4 19, Gilling 0-0 0-0 0, Corral 1-1 0-0 3, Anderson 0-0 0-0 0, Fortier 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 18-55 7-14 50. Halftime—California 39-28. 3-Point Goals— California 3-14 (Clarendon 2-4, Boyd 1-3, Pierre 0-1, Cohen 0-1, Lyles 0-1, Jemerigbe 04), Washington 7-16 (Davis 3-5, Kingma 2-5, Corral 1-1, Williams 1-2, Walton 0-3). Fouled Out—None. Rebounds—California 56 (Brandon 15), Washington 22 (Davis 5). Assists—California 16 (Clarendon 5), Washington 6 (Davis 3). Total Fouls— California 13, Washington 14. Technical— Lyles. A—2,248.

NO. 21 GREEN BAY 67, ILL.-CHICAGO 36 GREEN BAY (24-2) Bauer 5-9 2-2 13, S. Eichler 6-8 1-1 16, Sension 2-4 2-5 6, Ritchie 3-10 2-2 10, M. Lukan 3-7 0-0 8, Barnett 0-0 0-0 0, Ranger 4-6 0-0 8, Thomas 0-2 2-2 2, Zastrow 0-0 0-0 0, Edison 0-1 1-2 1, Gilbertson 1-5 1-1 3. Totals 24-52 11-15 67. ILL.-CHICAGO (9-18) Dahnke 0-0 1-2 1, Hannemann 4-9 0-2 8, Bender 0-10 2-3 2, Story 3-12 0-0 6, Truiett 1-6 2-4 4, Moore 1-1 0-0 3, Kobel 0-6 0-0 0, Grossfeld 1-2 22 4, Wallace 4-9 0-1 8. Totals 14-55 7-14 36. Halftime—Green Bay 42-16. 3-Point Goals— Green Bay 8-22 (S. Eichler 3-5, Ritchie 2-6, M. Lukan 2-6, Bauer 1-2, Edison 0-1, Thomas 0-1, Gilbertson 0-1), Ill.-Chicago 1-12 (Moore 1-1, Truiett 0-1, Story 0-2, Bender 0-3, Kobel 0-5). Fouled Out—None. Rebounds—Green Bay 42 (Ranger 9), Ill.-Chicago 33 (Hannemann 8). Assists—Green Bay 22 (Ritchie 6), Ill.-Chicago 9 (Truiett 3). Total Fouls—Green Bay 16, Ill.Chicago 17. A—312.

VILLANOVA 77, NO. 22 SYRACUSE 75, 3OT VILLANOVA (19-9) Burford 2-8 0-0 5, Sweeney 11-20 5-5 29, Holeman 4-8 0-0 8, Roberts 6-22 2-2 20, Carey 01 0-0 0, K. Coyer 0-2 0-0 0, Kane 3-7 3-5 10, Pearson 1-4 0-0 2, Leer 1-5 0-0 3. Totals 28-77 1012 77. SYRACUSE (22-6) Alexander 9-22 4-7 22, Hall 5-16 4-4 14, Fondren 0-0 0-0 0, B. Butler 2-8 0-0 5, Sykes 4-9 0-0 8, Coffey 1-6 0-0 2, Leary 1-3 0-0 2, Tyson-Thomas 8-18 2-3 22. Totals 30-82 10-14 75. Halftime—Syracuse 31-30. End Of Regulation—Tied 52. End Of 1st Overtime— Tied 58. End Of 2nd Overtime—Tied 67. 3Point Goals—Villanova 11-40 (Roberts 6-15, Sweeney 2-7, Kane 1-4, Leer 1-4, Burford 1-5, Carey 0-1, Pearson 0-2, K. Coyer 0-2), Syracuse 5-18 (Tyson-Thomas 4-8, B. Butler 13, Sykes 0-1, Hall 0-2, Coffey 0-4). Fouled Out— None. Rebounds—Villanova 46 (Holeman 9), Syracuse 60 (Alexander, Tyson-Thomas 11). Assists—Villanova 21 (Burford 5), Syracuse 16 (Tyson-Thomas 5). Total Fouls—Villanova 17, Syracuse 13. A—920.

Big 12 NO. 1 BAYLOR 80, WEST VIRGINIA 49 BAYLOR (28-1) Pope 3-5 3-3 9, Griner 11-17 6-8 28, Sims 1-5 8-9 10, Hayden 3-5 0-0 6, Madden 2-4 0-0 4, Johnson 1-2 5-6 7, Williams 2-3 0-2 4, Chandler 0-0 0-0 0, Prince 3-7 0-0 6, Fuqua’ 0-0 0-0 0, Robertson 11 0-0 3, Agbuke 0-0 1-2 1, Higgins 1-1 0-0 2. Totals 28-50 23-30 80. WEST VIRGINIA (17-11) Fields 1-3 1-2 3, Dunning 3-15 1-1 9, Caldwell 416 5-6 14, Palmer 2-8 0-0 5, Stepney 1-4 0-0 3, Hampton 0-0 0-0 0, Faulk 0-2 0-0 0, Harlee 2-4 3-5 7, Holmes 3-16 0-0 6, Leary 0-3 2-3 2. Totals 16-71 12-17 49. Halftime—Baylor 38-22. 3-Point Goals— Baylor 1-3 (Robertson 1-1, Sims 0-2), West Virginia 5-24 (Dunning 2-7, Stepney 1-1, Caldwell 1-4, Palmer 1-6, Harlee 0-1, Holmes 0-5). Fouled Out—Harlee. Rebounds—Baylor 48 (Griner 10), West Virginia 37 (Stepney 6). Assists—Baylor 17 (Sims 5), West Virginia 4 (Dunning, Faulk, Holmes, Palmer 1). Total Fouls—Baylor 15, West Virginia 22. A—13,447.

TCU 61, NO. 23 IOWA ST. 58 IOWA ST. (20-7) Christofferson 4-15 3-3 13, Poppens 2-6 5-8 9, Prins 2-5 1-1 5, Moody 1-7 3-5 6, Williamson 619 2-2 20, Blaskowsky 1-3 2-2 5, Ellis 0-1 0-0 0. Totals 16-56 16-21 58. TCU (9-19) Hamilton 3-5 0-0 6, Ventress 3-10 0-0 6, Lovings 1-4 1-4 3, Cole 1-6 2-2 5, Medley 6-16 3-4 18, Williams 0-0 0-0 0, Prince 1-1 0-1 2, Gross 6-7 00 15, Breaux 2-5 1-1 6, Colbert 0-1 0-0 0. Totals 23-55 7-12 61. Halftime—TCU 33-28. 3-Point Goals—Iowa St. 10-36 (Williamson 6-18, Christofferson 2-8, Blaskowsky 1-3, Moody 1-6, Prins 0-1), TCU 822 (Gross 3-4, Medley 3-7, Breaux 1-1, Cole 1-6, Ventress 0-4). Fouled Out—Lovings. Rebounds—Iowa St. 41 (Poppens 13), TCU 33 (Lovings 6). Assists—Iowa St. 14 (Moody 7), TCU 12 (Cole, Medley 4). Total Fouls—Iowa St. 15, TCU 21. A—2,380.

Junior College HUTCHINSON 90, COLBY 31 Colby (7-24) Hoyt 1-7 1-2 4, Jonte 1-1 0-0 2, Liepina 3-9 0-0 6, Arnold 3-9 0-0 6, Seals 0-7 1-2 1, Gaines 0-1 1-2 1, Pagrode 3-9 0-0 6, Jones 0-2 0-0 0, Dinkel 2-3 0-0 5. Totals 13-48 3-6 31 Hutchinson (30-1) Sorrells 4-6 0-0 8, Henry 2-4 0-0 5, Walter 5-9 00 11, Patrick 4-7 1-2 10, Starks 2-4 2-5 6, Hill 812 1-2 18, Crawford 0-5 0-0 0, Herl 4-8 0-0 9, Patterson 5-7 4-6 15, Mgbike 1-3 0-0 2, Jones 14 4-5 6. Totals 36-69 12-20 90 Halftime score: Hutchinson 46-10. 3-point goals: Colby 2-19 (Dinkel 1-1, Hoyt 1-3, Jones 02, Liepina 0-2, Pagrode 0-3, Arnold 0-3, Seals 05); Hutchinson 6-16 (Patterson 1-1, Hill 1-2, Henry 1-2, Patrick 1-2, Walter 1-3, Herl 1-4, Crawford 0-2). Rebounds: Colby 26 (Pagrode 6), Hutchinson 48 (Jones 7). Assists: Colby 7 (Pagrode, Seals 2), Hutchinson 29 (Hill, Walter 6). Turnovers: Colby 29, Hutchinson 13. Total fouls: Colby 15, Hutchinson 7.

JAYHAWK CONFERENCE STANDINGS Eastern Division Conference Overall x-Johnson County 17-1 29-1 Cowley 15-2 25-4 Highland 13-5 25-5 Independence 11-7 15-14 Coffeyville 10-8 13-17 Allen 7-11 14-16 Neosho County 6-11 10-19 Labette 5-13 12-19 Kansas City 5-13 9-20 Fort Scott 0-18 4-26 Western Division Conference Overall x-Hutchinson 15-1 29-1 Garden City 13-3 27-3 Butler 12-4 24-6 Cloud County 10-6 20-10 Seward County 10-6 19-10 Pratt 5-11 16-14 Barton 3-13 13-16 Dodge City 3-13 9-20 Colby 1-15 7-23 x—Clinched conference title Saturday’s games Highland 74, Fort Scott 45 Johnson County 51, Neosho County 45 Kansas City 54, Labette 36

Coffeyville 63, Independence 53 Cowley 81, Allen 54 Butler 64, Seward County 61 Barton 64, Pratt 60 Hutchinson 80, Cloud County 53 Garden City 62, Dodge City 46 Sunday’s games Hutchinson 64, Pratt 54 Colby 59, Barton 53 Monday’s game Independence 76, Highland 65 Tuesday’s game Garden City 69, Seward County 44 Wednesday’s games Highland 73, Neosho County 47 Hesston 77, Brown Mackie 68 Coffeyville 58, Kansas City 43 Cowley 75, Labette 51 Johnson County 85, Allen 40 Butler 82, Dodge City 61 Pratt 68, Colby 44 Independence 81, Fort Scott 43 Cloud County 52, Barton 38 Hutchinson 90, Seward County 62 Thursday’s game Neosho County at Cowley, 5 p.m. End regular season

High school SATURDAYS SCORES CLASS 6A JUNCTION CITY SUB-STATES Sub-state A—Topeka Washburn Rural 67, Topeka 47 Sub-state B—Wichita Heights 55, Manhattan 35 MAIZE SUB-STATES Sub-state A—Wichita South 44, Wichita Northwest 24 Sub-state B—Maize 45, Dodge City 24 OLATHE SUB-STATES Sub-state A—Olathe South 46, Olathe East 28 Sub-state B—Olathe Northwest 68, Lawrence Free State 31 SHAWNEE MISSION SUB-STATES Sub-state A—SM North at Blue Valley North Sub-state B—Blue Valley Stilwell 58, SM Northwest 48 CLASS 4A ABILENE SUB-STATE McPherson 35, Hesston 26 FORT SCOTT SUB-STATE Fort Scott 47, Frontenac 41 INDEPENDENCE SUB-STATE Labette County 46, Chanute 37 MULVANE SUB-STATE Clearwater 33, Augusta 20 OTTAWA SUB-STATE Paola 41, Baldwin 33 PRATT SUB-STATE Pratt 35, Hugoton 27 TONGANOXIE SUB-STATE Tonganoxie 62, Atchison 36 TOPEKA SUB-STATE Wamego 53, Holton 38 CLASS 3A CONWAY SPRINGS SUB-STATE Garden Plain 38, Conway Springs 30 HIAWATHA SUB-STATE Sabetha vs. Nemaha Valley HILLSBORO SUB-STATE Hillsboro 43, Haven 32 HUMBOLDT SUB-STATE Burlington 83, Fredonia 31 KISMET SUB-STATE Holcomb 60, Cimarron 49 NORTON SUB-STATE Russell 55, Ellsworth 37 PITTSBURG SUB-STATE Caney 44, Cherryvale 33 RILEY SUB-STATE Riley County 52, Silver Lake 41 CLASS 2A ALMA SUB-STATE Northern Heights 59, Burlingame 48 ARMA SUB-STATE Sedan 53, Pleasanton 48 BELLEVILLE SUB-STATE Washington County at Republic County ELKHART SUB-STATE Meade at Elkhart MOUNDRIDGE SUB-STATE Moundridge 24, Berean Academy 22 OSKALOOSA SUB-STATE Jefferson North 57, Doniphan West 25 PLAINVILLE SUB-STATE Smith Center 59, Ellis 48 STERLING SUB-STATE Sterling 58, Central Plains 54 CLASS 1A, DIVISION I BURRTON SUB-STATE Centre 60, Fairfield 37 CENTRALIA SUB-STATE Hanover 49, Valley Heights 35 COLDWATER SUB-STATE Bucklin 54, Spearville 45 OLPE SUB-STATE Olpe 46, Waverly 25 OSBORNE SUB-STATE Thunder Ridge 58, Osborne 32 ST. JOHN SUB-STATE St. John 58, Victoria 24 UDALL SUB-STATE South Haven 40, Caldwell 34 WaKEENEY SUB-STATE Hoxie 73, Quinter 38 CLASS 1A, DIVISION II BAILEYVILLE SUB-STATE Baileyville 48, Wetmore 27 COLBY SUB-STATE Golden Plains vs. Triplains-Brewster INGALLS SUB-STATE Ashland at Ingalls IOLA SUB-STATE Elk Valley vs. Southern Coffey County KIOWA SUB-STATE Norwich 46, South Barber 34 PALCO SUB-STATE Dighton vs. Natoma SYLVAN GROVE SUB-STATE Wilson 47, Elyria Christian 32 TESCOTT SUB-STATE Hope 37, White City 25

HOLCOMB 60, CIMARRON 49 CIMARRON (49) DuPree 3, Burns 8, Blattner 1, Hoskinson 4, Waters 5, Morgan Ediger 16, Eva Koopman 12 HOLCOMB (60) Katie Pfeifer 22, Jarnagin 3, Prieto 3, Haley Heydman 15, Taylor Deniston 10, Amos 4, Pena 3 Cimarron 15 6 14 14 - 49 Holcomb 16 9 18 17 - 60 3 point goals: C 8 (DuPree 1, Burns 2, Hoskinson 1, Waters 1, Koopman 3); H 5 (Pfeifer 3, Heydman 1, Deniston 1)

ST. JOHN 58, VICTORIA 24 VICTORIA (24) Huser 9, Nowak 9, Broyles 1, Dome 3, A. Crawford 2 ST. JOHN (58) J. Hanson 7, Irvine 2, Osborne 8, Jamie Waters 18, Lippoldt 6, Witt 8, B. Hanson 2, Christie 7 Victoria 4 9 9 2 - 24 St. John 19 19 16 4 - 58

MOUNDRIDGE 24, HUGOTON 22 MOUNDRIDGE (24) Huxman 5, Holler 7, Schrag 2, Stemens 1, Holloway 7, Suderman 2 HUGOTON (22) Quiring 14, Sommerfeld 2, Landis 6, Moundridge 6 2 9 7 - 24 Hugoton 6 6 4 6 - 22 3 point goals: M 2 (Huxman 1, Holloway 1)

MAIZE 45, DODGE CITY 24 DODGE CITY (24) Pike 8, Harshberger 5, Sanchez 4, Gonzales 2, Lampe 2, Sain 2, Roenfeldt 1 MAIZE (45) Swenson 13, Lungwitz 11, Byrd 9, Handy 4, McClure 3, Baalman 3, Herrington 1, Grimes 1 Dodge City 7 3 8 6 - 24 Maize 17 7 10 11 - 45

WILSON 47, ELYRIA-CHRISTIAN 32 WILSON (47) Florke 6, Davis 4, Steinke 18, S. Steinke 7, T. Steinke 7, Roberson 3, Peak 2 ELYRIA-CHRISTIAN (32) Reimer 3, Anderson 2, Fields 6, Mines 9, Adam 10, Redhaming 2 Wilson 9 7 19 12 - 47 Elyria-Christian 1 9 10 12 - 32

NORWICH 46, SOUTH BARBER 34 SOUTH BARBER (34) Koblitz 6, Denton 12, Doughertee 16 NORWICH (46) Rust 2, Stephens 10, Poe 13, Klauser 10, Pojanek 6 South Barber 7 8 6 13 - 34 Norwich 9 13 11 13 - 46 3 point goals: none

GARDEN PLAIN 38, CONWAY SPRINGS 30 CONWAY SPRINGS (30) Sones 3, Ebenkamp 9, Smith 6, May 9, Echelberry 3 GARDEN PLAIN (38) Bourne 1, Dooley 8, Haukap 3, Costello 4, Heimerman 10, Dooley 12 Conway Springs 4 3 8 15 - 30 Garden Plain 5 11 11 11 - 38 3 point goals: CS 7 (Sones, Ebenkamp 3, May 3); GP 3 (Dooley 3)

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OUTDOORS Wildlife struggle after snow covers arid land ■ Pheasants, quail, song

birds, you name it, it’s still been hard to find food. BY MICHAEL PEARCE MCI Regional News

TOPEKA – Robert Penner’s rural Ellinwood bird feeders have been busy for the past 10 days. The normal crowd of scarlet-colored cardinals, lemony goldfinches, bouncy juncos and other regulars has kept him entertained. But the building numbers of meadowlarks, tree sparrows, pheasants, quail and red-winged blackbirds have him concerned. “Those are stuff that don’t normally come to feeders,” said Penner, Nature Conservancy of Kansas avian program manager. “That’s an indicator they’re really struggling to find food. There’s just not much out there with all of this snow.” Actually there wasn’t much food or cover even before the two snowstorms that left 15 to 20 inches of snow over a wide swatch of Kansas, The Wichita Eagle reported. Never easy on wildlife, these deep snows come after two years of extreme drought that had already left the landscape lacking food for wildlife, said Jim Pitman, Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism

small game biologist. Prestorm cover was already barely thick enough to offer protection from predators and the elements. In the long run, the moisture could help rebuild habitat lost to the drought. But for now, the one-two punch of poor habitat and the smothering snow doesn’t bode well for many animals, Pitman said, and could be especially deadly for some prairie birds. Many prairie species have few birds to spare. Penner said grassland bird populations on Nature Conservancy properties have “plummeted” since the drought began. “We had eggs just getting fried in the nests because of the high temperatures, and then the young ones that hatched had no places to hide,” he said. “We’ve had almost no (reproduction) for two years. Populations were already dramatically reduced.” Pitman agreed, saying Kansas’ pheasant population going into last fall’s season was probably the lowest in decades because of poor reproduction. That resulted in a multimillion-dollar bite from the rural economy as sportsmen didn’t spend money on their annual quest for long-tailed rooster pheasants. He fears hawks, coyotes

and owls could further reduce a pheasant population that has few places to hide in the snow. Bobwhite quail, which are generally more drought tolerant and have had decent populations the past few years, also could struggle to find food because of their small size. Some habitat was lost after nearly 500,000 acres of Conservation Reserve Program grasses, places where wildlife have found shelter and food in past winters, was cut for hay or grazed by cattle last summer. The federal government makes payments to farmers to grow native grasses instead of crops to reduce crop surpluses, combat erosion and provide good wildlife habitat. It’s one of the few times in the program’s 27-year history that haying and grazing have been allowed to help reduce the stress on Kansas livestock owners. Ron Klataske, Audubon of Kansas director, said the loss of CRP grasses “is going to have a possibly dramatic impact on the survival of many wildlife species.” He predicted the missing habitat could lead to wildlife losses that could, if conditions don’t improve, take years or decades to recover. Penner said another problem is that many birds also

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The recent back-to-back snowstorms that hit the entire state of Kansas made life even tougher for a wide variety of wildlife seeking food, including pheasants such as this one. are being killed on Kansas highways. There, thousands of birds have congregated on the cleared shoulders of roads to feed in areas opened by plows or chemicals. “Coming back from church Sunday we were braking almost constantly trying to avoid birds,” he said. “They’re coming in from where they usually feed in the fields, sometimes in flocks of hundreds. They’re not used to being around vehicles so a lot are getting killed.” As well as pheasants and meadowlarks, high numbers of red-winged blackbirds, longspurs, robins and horned larks have recently been seen dead on Kansas roads. But as bleak as conditions

have been in some areas, biologists say they could have been worse. Pitman was thankful temperatures haven’t been brutally cold, which requires wildlife to need more food to survive. A thick layer of ice, such as from freezing rain or prolonged cold after significant melting, can make scratching out food nearly impossible. In the past, such icing or rapidly building snow drifts also have entombed roosting ground birds and lead to widespread die-offs. Though hardly balmy, the long-term forecast seems to have enough sunshine, abovefreezing temperatures and wind to help expose some feeding areas and cover with-

in a few days. For the wildlife that survives the deep snows, the sooner they can get to food and shelter the better, so they can rebuild their bodies. Pitman and Penner said birds still weak at the start of spring nestings usually produce fewer eggs and young. Klataske is concerned about species soon migrating northward. “It takes a lot of energy to get hundreds, if not thousands of miles,” he said. “They can’t just jump on a plane or train.” But in the long run, the snows in which many birds perished, could be a God-send for their species because of the moisture. Before the storms, Penner said reproduction for many species of ground-nesting birds looked bleak this spring because of a near complete absence of residual cover. “Hopefully this moisture will soak in, and we’ll get some good rain and some green grass growing this spring,” he said. Pitman agreed, saying many species of wildlife need good conditions for reproduction this year. “The long-term benefits probably far outweigh the current impact with mortalities,” he said. “We have to have some moisture and early growth if we want to turn (low populations) around.”


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Bassmaster Classic college representative Matt Lee heads to a fishing spot during the Bassmaster Classic on Grand Lake on Feb. 23 in Tulsa, Okla.

Bassmaster crowds in Oklahoma exceed 100,000 BY JOHN STANCAVAGE AND LAURIE WINSLOW Tulsa World/Associated Press

TULSA, Okla. –The 2013 Bassmaster Classic caught a whopper of a crowd this past week as numbers exceeded expectations and swelled to a near-record 106,850, according to information released Tuesday by the Bass Anglers Sportsman Society. On Saturday and Sunday, organizers had to close the doors of the BOK Center after maximum capacity was reached as pros brought in fish they caught at Grand Lake to be weighed in front of fans. Mississippi angler Cliff Pace won the world championship trophy and a $500,000 prize. While it’s too early to know the detailed economic impact of the sporting extravaganza, referred to by some as the “Super Bowl” of fishing, early indications show the event provided a significant boost for area retailers, restaurants and hotels. Tourism officials initially predicted the tournament would attract 100,000 visitors and provide a $26 million lift for the local economy. They said additional tax revenue for the city of Tulsa could reach between $1.5 million and $2 million. The impact of the tournament from a sales tax perspective will become more apparent in the next two months after reports are released and the data can be compared with last year’s numbers, Bob Ball, economist with the Tulsa Regional Chamber, told the Tulsa World. Tournament officials, meanwhile, were not hesitant to call the classic a splashing success. “We were elated with the turnout from Tulsa and nearby

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In this Feb. 24 photo, Cliff Pace, of Petal, Miss., holds up some of his catch after winning the Bassmasters Classic fishing tournament in Tulsa, Okla. communities for the world championship – as well as the thousands who traveled to see the classic from other states,” BASS CEO Bruce Akin said in a written statement. Jeff Stava, chairman of the local committee that helped attract and organize the event, said the fan turnout might have been even better if not for snow in Kansas and other areas in the region that made travel difficult. “The downtown Tulsa hotels all were nearly full for the week, but some of the outlying hotels were not as full as they might have been if the weather had been better,” he said. Still, Stava said both BASS officials and anglers seemed impressed by the warm welcome they received in Tulsa, Catoosa, Grove and other communities. He said his group is hoping to get the tournament back to town in a few years. “We haven’t started those con-

versations yet, but we will in a couple of weeks.” Stava said. More than 106,000 people attended the fishing tournament’s various venues, including 42,593 during the three daily weigh-ins at the BOK Center, according to BASS. In addition, more than 54,000 people attended the Classic Outdoor Expo presented by Dick’s Sporting Goods during the 2 1/2 days it was open at the Tulsa Convention Center. “We are extremely pleased with the success of the Tulsa 2013 Bassmaster Classic, presented by Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tulsa. The combination of new and loyal local fans alike, and visitors from across the country, made Tulsa’s Bassmaster Classic event the second-largest in the event’s 43-year history,” said Ray Hoyt, senior vice president of VisitTulsa and the Tulsa Sports Commission, in a written statement. The event generated a lot of ex-

citement and helped showcase the Tulsa area in a new way, supporters said. More than 240 media representatives were granted credentials for the fishing tournament, which received daily coverage nationwide through subscribers to The Associated Press and major newspapers and magazines ranging in location from San Diego to Miami, Fla. The Weather Channel broadcast live from the boat launch site at Grove, and it provided reports and video from the event throughout the weekend. “It was a home run, without a doubt. That’s what everybody has told me as well, and I’ve observed that. ... The event itself really created a buzz in the community,” said Tulsa Mayor Dewey Bartlett. Even those who didn’t attend any of the activities heard what a great event it was - fun and unique in character, said Bartlett, who attended what he called the “suspenseful” weigh-ins at the BOK Center. “It was like watching an NBA basketball game go into its second overtime,” he said. “It was really very tense and great fun.” There’s a good chance – although it’s not a slam dunk by any stretch – that the Tulsa area could land another significant fishing tournament in the next two to five years, Bartlett said. Sarah Haertl, regional director of marketing for the BOK Center and Tulsa Convention Center, said the event exceeded all expectations. “The support from the community was phenomenal,” she said. “Everything we heard from Bassmaster and the public – it was a great event, and that people would love to host the event again in the future.”

Dozens charged in NC, GA poaching operation RALEIGH, N.C. – About 80 people are accused of being involved in the poaching of bears, deer and other wildlife in North Carolina and Georgia, according to officials who cracked down on the illegal hunts in an undercover operation. Officers found more than 900 violations and began making arrests Tuesday. Besides illegal hunting, the violations include illegal use of dogs, operation of illegal bear enclosures and hunting on national forest lands without permits. The four-year investigation targeted poachers mostly in the two states with some work in neighboring states. Officers with the Georgia Department of Natural Resources and the North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission infiltrated poaching circles to document violations. “These arrests bring an immediate halt to those crimes and, we hope, will make would-be violators think twice before breaking the law,” said Col. Dale Caveny, law enforcement chief for the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission. Officials say it was one of the largest undercover wildlife operations in years. Called Operation Something Bruin, the investigation also included the U.S. Forest Service, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the National Park Service. “We all have a vested interest in safeguarding wildlife from poaching,” said Gordon Myers, executive director of the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission.

Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race has ceremonial start ANCHORAGE, Alaska – Mushers and their dogs are taking a leisurely jaunt through Anchorage in the ceremonial start of Alaska’s Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race. The 1,000-mile race kicked off Saturday in a festive mood as 66 teams posed with fans and sailed their sleds 11 miles on streets covered with trucked-in snow. The event comes ahead of the real, competitive start of the race Sunday in Willow 50 miles to the north. From there, mushers and their dog teams begin making their way through unforgiving wilderness toward the finish line in Nome on Alaska’s western coast. The winner will get a new truck and $50,400. The rest of the $600,000 purse will be split between the next 29 mushers to cross the finish line. – From wire reports

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State Beauty Supply is seeking a Full Time Retail Sales Associate for our Hutchinson, KS store location. Applicants must have a positive attitude, be self-motivated, have good work attendance and experience in customer service. Average starting pay is $8.50/hr plus spiffs, for the first 90-180 days. ­ Performance based pay raises and opportunity to advance. ­Saturdays required ­ License in the beauty industry a plus, but not required. Open interviews will be held promptly at Noon, Friday, March 8th at 115 N. Main, Hutchinson. Brief job description and requirements will be discussed during the group session, individual interviews to immediately follow for qualified applicants.


CALL: 620-694-5700 or 1-800-766-3311


PRAIRIE DUNES COUNTRY CLUB Bartenders (21yrs min) Servers (18yrs min) Cooks Experience preferred. Flexible hours and nights and weekends. Apply in person, Tuesday – Friday 9am-4pm. 4812 East 30th Hutchinson. No phone calls Closed on Mondays.


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Personal Assistant ESSDACK seeks a qualified person to fill the full-time position of Personal Assistant to the Executive Director and to Launch Me Associates. For job description and application, go to ESSDACK is an EOE.

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Official Court Reporter McPherson County District Court. Must possess a Kansas Certified Court Reporter (CCR) certificate or equivalent. Judicial Branch Application required and can be obtained from application.pdf or any District Court office. Send to LDeena Jones, Harvey County District Court, PO Box 665, Newton, Kansas 67114 by March 22, 2013 at 5pm.

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HTMC, TELEPHONE Sales Representatives needed. Paid training, to work from our Hutchinson office. $8-$15/hr possible. Stop by 1803 N. Landon, Hutchinson. 620-663-7676

R.N. or L.P.N. Wesley Towers is seeking a Full-time evening and night shift nurse. Must be able to contribute to the quality of life of our residents. Must have current Kansas license and be willing to work every other weekend and every other holiday. Apply at Wesley Towers Administrative Center, 910 Coronado, Monday Friday, between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. or apply on-line at Pre-employment drug screen and physical is required. EOE

Rush County Commissioners are seeking an individual experienced in all phases of road maintenance and road construction to head a department as County Road Foreman. This position is a supervisory position in which more than ten years of public works planning, designing, maintenance, supervisory experience, budgeting, good public relation skills and repair experience is preferred, and at least five years of previous management experience is required. This position supervises the Road & Bridge Department. A high school diploma or GED is required as is a valid Kansas CDL driver’s license. Successful applicant must be able to pass a physical, background investigation, drug screening and meet the physical requirements of the job. Salary range from $40,000.00 - $55,000.00 depending on qualifications, with excellent benefits. Application or cover letter with resume may be sent to the Rush County Clerk Office, 715 Elm St., PO Box 220, LaCrosse, KS 67548 or emailed to RH_County_Clerk@wan.kd Phone 785-222-2731. Applications and resumes will be accepted until position is filled. Rush County is an equal opportunity employer.

Small business looking for Licensed Electrician, Plumber, HVAC, or general laborer with some knowledge of one or all three. Please call 620-278-3462 or fax resume 620-278-3463

Smith Home Improvements, Burrton KS, is seeking Skilled Carpenters to join our team. Clean working environment. Long-term employment for the right individual. Wide variety of job skills needed. Serious and well-qualified applicants only. Applications online at or call 620-463-6591.

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The Arbors at Waldron Place Assisted Living Memory Care Now hiring CMA’s F.T. and P.T. for 2nd shift, P.T. for 3rd shift. Cooks Positions also available. Applications are required and available at 1700 East 23rd St. Hutchinson, KS. ¬¬¬¬¬¬¬

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694-5704 800-766-5704 The City of Lyons is looking for a Full Time Mechanic. Must have valid Kansas Drivers License, High School diploma or GED, And be at least 18 years of age or older. Applications may be picked up at City Hall or send resume to Anita Johannsen, City of Lyons, PO Box 808, Lyons KS. 67554 EOE The Kanza Coop is hiring a Spray Rig Applicator at our Iuka & Zenith locations. This full time position offers excellent pay with paid health, dental and life insurance, a great retirement plan with the option of a 401k plan and paid vacation, sick leave and holidays. This job requires a CDL with a good motor vehicle record. HazMat endorsement and applicator experience would be preferred. Interested parties should email or complete an application online at

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Help Wanted

Wesley Towers is seeking part-time and full-time Certified Nurse Aide and Certified Medication Aide for evening and night shifts. Must be able to contribute to the quality of life of our residents. Must have current certificate and be willing to work every other weekend and every other holiday. Apply at Wesley Towers Administrative Center, 910 Coronado, Monday Friday, between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. or apply online at Pre-employment drug screen and physical required. EOE



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The Pratt County Health Department is accepting applications for a Registered Nurse. This is a full-time position that works Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Public Health experience and Kan-Be-Healthy certification helpful, but not required. Pratt County provides sick leave, vacation, health insurance, and retirement benefits. Applications can be picked up in the Office of the Pratt County Clerk, or downloaded from the Pratt County Website ( Applications must be returned to the Pratt County Clerk, 2nd floor, Courthouse, no later than March 15th, 2013. Pratt County is an equal opportunity employer. Pratt County is a tobacco free workplace. Reasonable accommodations will be made in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act.


Attention Professional Truck Drivers Are You A Different Class Of Driver? Are You Home Frequently? Is Driving In A Manner That Protects Life And Property Your Value? Drivers at Groendyke Transport’s Hutchinson Terminal return home frequently, earn a good wage, are true professionals driving protectively for an industry leader that values safety and compliance and is committed to customer satisfaction. Groendyke Transport has a local and regional driving positions available. Requirements: Value safety and service, team player, qualify according to DOT regulations, good driving record, 23 years or older, minimum of 2 years tractor trailer experience within the last five years. Benefits Include: Excellent pay, health, dental and disability insurance, 401K with company match, vacation pay, holiday pay, safety pay, uniforms, friendly working environment and return home frequently. Apply in person at 2701 E. 4th, Hutchinson, KS, online at or Call: 620-662-7281 or 800-362-0405

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Class A Owner Operators, Home Daily, All Miles Paid + fuel @ 50+ c/mile on fuel card, paid every week. 888-391-0339 drivers/ksoo DOT Physical, $50. Gill Chiropractic. 620-669-8000. Drivers- CDL/A - Lease Purchase $5,000 Sign On Bonus! Higher Standards Premium Pay. That’s the KLLM Difference Limited Dedicated Openings in Select Areas! $1 Buy Out! Truck Selection Priority Discounted Truck Pricing NO MONEY DOWN 800-925-5556 EOE Drivers: Inexperienced? Get on the Road to a Successful Career with CDL Training. Regional Training Locations. Train and WORK for Central Refrigerated (877) 369-7885 www.centraltruckdriving EXPERIENCED FLATBED TRUCK OPERATORS. Home every weekend, Serious inquiries only. 620-546-4796.


RN/LPN Pediatric shiftwork in Lyon’s, KS. Nights, vent training preferred. Apply at Progessive Home Health & Hospice, Inc. 3500 N. Rock Rd Bldg.400 Wichita, KS 67226 P: 316-691-5050 F: 316-691-5304

SOUTHWEST & Associates is looking for dependable, hardworking individuals for the following position:

The Cedars Retirement Community in McPherson is accepting applications for the following positions: •Full and Part Time R.N. and L.P.N •Full and Part Time C.N.A. and C.M.A. • Full Time Maintenance/Grounds •Full Time Van Driver •Part Time Server •Part Time Dishwasher You may email your resume to or you may call Randy Keasling, Director of Human Resources at 620-241-0919, ext. 128. The Cedars is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The Cedars 1021 Cedars Drive McPherson, KS 67460

REDI MIX Driver needed. FULL-TIME. Class B CDL,Pre Emp Drug screen. BC/BS, 401K, Apply to McPherson Concrete, 1462 17th Ave, McPherson,KS 620-241-4362 “You got the drive, We have the Direction” OTR Drivers APU Equipped Pre-Pass EZ-pass passenger policy. Newer equipment. 100% NO touch. 1-800-528-7825

Medical Help


Emeritus at Elm Grove is looking for caring people. We have availability: CMA’S & CNA’S due to increse in census. Please apply in person 2416 Brentwood 620-663-9195 Full time/Part time CNA/CMA needed at Leisure Homestead, Stafford and St. John. Please contact Jennifer at Stafford, (620)-234-5208 or apply in person at 405 Grand Ave., or contact Scott at St. John, (620)-549-3541 or apply in person at 402 N. Santa Fe. Moundridge Manor is looking for Full time/Part time CNA’s for day/evening shifts. We are a faith based, not for profit, long term care facility in Moundridge, KS. Please contact Ron Classen at 620-345-6364 or apply in person at 710 N Christian Ave, Moundridge, KS. RN Position Available immediately 6am-2pm, every other weekend CMA Full-time or Part-time 6am-2pm

1202 E 23rd-Hutchinson 620-669-9393




Limo/Shuttle Service www.allstarluxury 800-590-1311

Wood waste for sale in the Hutchinson, KS area. Wood is components of pallets; some is painted. May be used for biomass, compost, mulch, etc. Direct inquiries to or call (407)226-4720.


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Part-time housekeeper needed in Nickerson. One half day a week (morning preferred), Tuesday or Wednesday. General housekeeping. Experienced housekeepers only to apply. Must furnish references. 800-618-9577 call for interview.

Help Wanted

A NEW LOOK A NEW OPPORTUNITY Now accepting applications for: Soft Lines Group Manager Benefits include, but are not limited to: •Immediate Associate Discount •Health Insurance Available •Sick Pay •Paid Vacations •401K Plan Apply on-line @ Click on Careers Full Time position for an Elevator Worker at the Bushton, KS location for the Farmer’s Coop Union. Experience is preferred but will train the right person. Salary depending on experience. Excellent benefit package. Contact either Richard Fisher at Sterling 620-278-2141 or Steve Huggans at 620-562-3611. Full time/Part time CNA/CMA needed at Leisure Homestead, Stafford and St. John. Please contact Jennifer at Stafford, (620)-234-5208 or apply in person at 405 Grand Ave., or contact Scott at St. John, (620)-549-3541 or apply in person at 402 N. Santa Fe. HTMC, TELEPHONE Sales Representatives needed. Paid training, to work from our Hutchinson office. $8-$15/hr possible. Stop by 1803 N. Landon, Hutchinson. 620-663-7676 Hutchinson Salt Company is accepting applications for a Production/Maintenance position. Experience with heavy equipment is necessary. Apply in person at 3300 Carey Blvd. Hutchinson, between 8am to 7pm, Monday through Friday. Lawn care company hiring full time help, must be 18, valid Driver License, good references, pay depends on experience. 620-663-8648

Part -Time Subscriber Services Representative The Hutchinson News is seeking a Subscriber Services Representative to work part-time, approximately 20-hours per week. Early morning hours and weekend work is required. This position is responsible for providing top-notch customer service to our valued subscribers and carrier force. As an SSR, you must have ex ceptional customer service skills and be able to handle stressful situations professionally. Experience: Must have direct customer service experience in a retail or consumer advocate role. Must have a demonstrated ability to communicate both verbally and in writing. Must be able to multi-task and work in a fast paced environment Must be proficient in Microsoft Word and Excel. A friendly voice and good attention to detail is a plus. Education: Must have a High School Diploma or a GED. Please apply in person at 300 W. 2nd or email resume to: and EOE

Official Court Reporter McPherson County District Court. Must possess a Kansas Certified Court Reporter (CCR) certificate or equivalent. Judicial Branch Application required and can be obtained from application.pdf or any District Court office. Send to LDeena Jones, Harvey County District Court, PO Box 665, Newton, Kansas 67114 by March 22, 2013 at 5pm. Personal Assistant ESSDACK seeks a qualified person to fill the full-time position of Personal Assistant to the Executive Director and to Launch Me Associates. For job description and application, go to ESSDACK is an EOE. PRAIRIE DUNES COUNTRY CLUB Bartenders (21yrs min) Servers (18yrs min) Cooks Experience preferred. Flexible hours and nights and weekends. Apply in person, Tuesday – Friday 9am-4pm. 4812 East 30th Hutchinson. No phone calls Closed on Mondays.

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Southwest & Associates 100 N. Reno Burrton, KS 67020 EOE


Smith Home Improvements, Burrton KS, is seeking Skilled Carpenters to join our team. Clean working environment. Long-term employment for the right individual. Wide variety of job skills needed. Serious and well-qualified applicants only. Applications online at or call 620-463-6591. Steve’s Well Service, Great Bend, is hiring motivated & EXPERIENCED Operators, for a Derrick Double Drum Pulling Unit and for Pole Single Drum. MUST possess or be able to obtain a C DL. Also hiring Floorhands, will train. MUST be reliable. We require manual labor skills and the ability to speak English. Work for a busy oilfield company, we have safe, clean equipment, and provide good benefits! Wage is negotiable with experience. Steve Hembree 620-786-1215 or Hunter Hembree 620-791-7109 Stutzmans has seasonal Openings with full time hours. Join our fast paced Production Team planting, tagging, and watering plants. Retail openings for cashiers, customer service, and plant maintenance and stocking at Pratt, Great Bend, Newton, Wichita, and Derby. You may apply on line at, email your resume to, or in person 5 miles West of Hutchinson on Hwy 50. Supplement your income and share your homemaking skills assisting families in caring for their aging loved ones. We provide non-medical care to seniors. Days, nights, and flexable weekend hours available. Travel maybe required and reliable transportation a must. Home Instead Senior Care. 620-662-5556.

The Pratt County Health Department is accepting applications for a Registered Nurse. This is a full-time position that works Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Public Health experience and Kan-Be-Healthy certification helpful, but not required. Pratt County provides sick leave, vacation, health insurance, and retirement benefits. Applications can be picked up in the Office of the Pratt County Clerk, or downloaded from the Pratt County Website ( Applications must be returned to the Pratt County Clerk, 2nd floor, Courthouse, no later than March 15th, 2013. Pratt County is an equal opportunity employer. Pratt County is a tobacco free workplace. Reasonable accommodations will be made in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act.

Drivers Class A Owner Operators, Home Daily, All Miles Paid + fuel @ 50+ c/mile on fuel card, paid every week. 888-391-0339 drivers/ksoo Drivers- CDL/A - Lease Purchase $5,000 Sign On Bonus! Higher Standards Premium Pay. That’s the KLLM Difference Limited Dedicated Openings in Select Areas! $1 Buy Out! Truck Selection Priority Discounted Truck Pricing NO MONEY DOWN 800-925-5556 EOE

Medical Help Emeritus at Elm Grove is looking for caring people. We have availability: CMA’S & CNA’S due to increse in census. Please apply in person 2416 Brentwood 620-663-9195 Moundridge Manor is looking for Full time/Part time CNA’s for day/evening shifts. We are a faith based, not for profit, long term care facility in Moundridge, KS. Please contact Ron Classen at 620-345-6364 or apply in person at 710 N Christian Ave, Moundridge, KS. RN Position Available immediately 6am-2pm, every other weekend CMA Full-time or Part-time 6am-2pm

1202 E 23rd-Hutchinson 620-669-9393


The Arbors at Waldron Place Assisted Living Memory Care Now hiring CMA’s F.T. and P.T. for 2nd shift, P.T. for 3rd shift. Cooks Positions also available. Applications are required and available at 1700 East 23rd St. Hutchinson, KS. ¬¬¬¬¬¬¬ The City of Lyons is looking for a Full Time Mechanic. Must have valid Kansas Drivers License, High School diploma or GED, And be at least 18 years of age or older. Applications may be picked up at City Hall or send resume to Anita Johannsen, City of Lyons, PO Box 808, Lyons KS. 67554 EOE



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BOOKKEEPER Career opportunity is available for a Full-Charge Bookkeeper. This is a rare event. My local retail industrial company with 15+ employees is growing. We are seeking a highly qualified person to perform the bookkeeping responsibilities. Candidate must possess high-level skills sharpened by both education and work experience. This is not an entry level position. Must be proficient with excel and capable of quickly learning a complex, industry specific business information system. Candidate must have the ability and experience to create monthly financials including: income statement, balance sheet, cash flow reports, budgets, retail financing documents and borrowing base reports. Candidate must be able to multi-task and enjoy responsibility. Our company is stable and has served our regional customers for over 20 years. Salary is $35K++. Please do not respond unless you are certain that you are qualified. All information you submit will be completely confidential. Send resume to: Owner P O Box 2497 Hutchinson, KS 67504-2497

The Cedars Retirement Community in McPherson is accepting applications for the following positions: •Full and Part Time R.N. and L.P.N •Full and Part Time C.N.A. and C.M.A. • Full Time Maintenance/Grounds •Full Time Van Driver •Part Time Server •Part Time Dishwasher You may email your resume to or you may call Randy Keasling, Director of Human Resources at 620-241-0919, ext. 128. The Cedars is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The Cedars 1021 Cedars Drive McPherson, KS 67460

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Cemetery Lots


Saturday, March 9th 9:30am 2 cemetery lots & 2 vaults Hamm Auction Center for sale in Fairlawn Burial Sellers: Doug Reh Oil & Gas Park. $3,200 Tractors & Backhoe: 2007 Volvo BL70 Ph:(479) 876-6233 Backhoe (90hp), cab, air, 8’ front Bucket/15” 3 lots at Memorial Park bucket on back, 1735 hrs; 2000 Case IH Cemetery, Will take CX90 FWA with GB 660 loader, 7’ bucket, $3000 OBO for all 3, 996 hours; very nice! Vehicles & Camper: (316) 393-1729 1984 Camaro, custom paint, 2 door, V-8 engine; 4 Place Long Travel Sand Car, 3.8 suSpecial Notices 350 percharged Buick V-6; 2006 Spree by KZ Camper 26 foot, 2 door, full slide out, sleeps 6; 2005 Harley Davidson motorcycle, Soft Have not found women that Tail Deluxe, Screaming Eagle, 6 Speed, can play or are willing to 8,780 +/- miles; 2008 Harley Davidson learn how to play Regulamotorcycle, 105th Anniv. 4,303 +/- miles; tion Pinochle. Please call if Trailers, Golf Cart, Gator: 2008 Kaufman interested. Thanks Doris, 5th wheel car trailer, ramps, Model D, 18’; 2009 Load MaxTrailer; 18’ bumper pull car trailer; 18” Dove tail car trailer; 2004 JD HPX Adoptions 360 4x4 Gator, top, windshield, hyd dump; 2004 A childless, young, EZ- GO Golf Cart, gas, lights, wind shield, successful woman seeks to new clutch kit, Chrome wheels; Implements & adopt. Will be HANDS-ON Mower: Land Pride. Hyd. 7’ tip/tilt blade; Land Mom! Financial security. Pride 7’ 3 pointMower, 540 PTO; 2008 YamaExpenses paid. Jodi. 1-800-718-5516 ha 3,000 EI Generator; New JD air comp; Many more tools, tires and Appliances ADOPT: Let’s create a Announcements made Day of Sale take trusting relationship for precedence over any internet, faxed, your baby’s bright printed, or digital materials. future–we’ll care about you John Hamm/Auctioneer as you get to know us. Legal, expenses paid. Shannon & Steve 347-243-6139

Sporting Goods

451 Appliances

DPMS, AR-15, Sight Mark Red Dot, with 3x magnifier, $1500, 620-474-1518



Auction - Internet Only Ends March 15th. Very Scenic 54 acres platted into 12 building lots, some with ponds located in Reno County and Buhler school district. For more information and to bid on this package go to

Land Auction Saturday March 23, 2013 10:00 AM 320 Acres Seward County Land CRP Grass-Surface Only Held at Holiday Inn Express. Liberal, KS Alan Howard/Broker ALC Results Realty, LLC 620-465-3499 uvuvuvuvuv


T & A Consignment Auction, March 9th, 65+ guns already consigned, still accepting consignments, 620-245-1884

Home Furnishings 460 BRAND NEW MATTRESS SETS Mattress and foundation. ONLY $121! 620-665-7625. Liftchairs, now only $599. Sleep Shoppe & Furniture Gallery. 620-665-7625.



GREAT APPLIANCES and TABLE GAME! Washer/Dryer very nice $700, chest freezer $100, Pool/Air Hockey table $150 call 620-662-0780 or 785-820-0158 REFRIGERATORS; Gas & Electric Ranges; Washer & Dryers; Freezers; 1212 W. 4th. 663-3195.

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SALE! Good Used appliances, serviced and guaranteed. Buying appliances working or not. Also, in home repairs on most brands. WILLEMS APPLIANCE 620-663-8382.

Lawn & Garden


Sign up for Snow Removal NOW, Stump grinding,Tree Trimming, Fall Clean-up, Skid Steer Dirt Work. FREE ESTIMATES. QUALITY LAWN CARE 620-727-5777



25 ton log splitter, $550 620-663-7234 or 899-9961 JD model 724 D snowblower, good condition, 620-278-2735 or 620-204-0074 PAYING CASH for vehicles, running or not, batteries and scrap metal. 620-727-4203.

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Private Auction sale of rental equipment and small engine repair business. Includes: Kodiak truck, self propelled z45 genie lift, Biljax lift, Doosan forklift, generators, trenchers, trailers, pressure washers AND MUCH MORE!. Clean used and new equipment with guaranty of functioning. Also hardware store retail Lozier fixtures and equipment. Can be viewed and bid on at Rick’s Lumber & Rental 1901 West Oklahoma Ave. Ulysses, KS 67880 620-356-3944

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Boats/Accessories 450 1997 Pro Select Sylvan Deep V, 17 ft., walk thru windshield w/1998 90 hp Honda 4 stroke, 2 live wells, 2 depth finders, custom tarp, always garaged, just serviced, excellent inside & out, $6500 firm, 620-388-0511 Pratt

Sporting Goods



$1250 OBO, 620-200-4312

Pets For Sale


Chihuahua puppies, 1 female, $200, no papers. Haven area, 757-585-5075 GOT A NEW puppy in your house? Puppy Kindergarten (Ages 8 to 18 weeks) and obedience classes. Class sizes limited so sign up now. Call Hutchinson Kennel Club, 620-662-4782



Free cute kittens, weaned & litter box trained. 620-200-5030 FREE- Kittens, Mixed colors, Litter box trained. 620-727-1330

Pets Lost


Our dog Bean, last seen at 6th & Jefferson, on 2-20-2013, resembles a yorkie, brown, tan & some black, $100 reward. 620-966-5650

Farmer Wants


WANTED: Dozer blades for a JD tractor 620-664-4123 WANTED: Needing grass with or without care for 25-100 pairs or anything in between. Either year round or just summer. 620-285-5323

Auto Parts ROSE MOTOR SUPPLY Check us out at:

Auto Repair/Service BAUGHMAN AUTO SERVICE Check us out at: QUALITY BODY SHOP Check us out at:

Auto Sales LAIRD NOLLER Check us out at: LUXURY & IMPORTS Check us out at:

Bars/Restaurants PIZZA HUT Check us out at

Bars/Restaurants POLO SPORTS LOUNGE Check us out at:

Crafts/Hobbies Cottonwood Quilts 126 North Main, Hutchinson 620-662-2245 Check us out at:

Dentists DR. TRIMMELL Check us out at: GUST ORTHODONTICS Check us out at:

Electrical KRAFT ELECTRIC Check us out at:

Entertainment KANSAS COSMOSPHERE Check us out at:

Farm Services STRAUB INTERNATIONAL Check us out at

Firewood Ash, Cherry, Hickory, Hedge, Oak, Mulberry, Big or little wood. 620-899-9961 or 663-7234 Seasoned firewood Ash/Oak/Walnut Call 620-663-0733.

Handyman Handyman: Roofing, Concrete work, Sheetrock, Textures, Carpet, Vinyl Flooring, painting, windows, doors & siding. Privacy fence & Cleanup. No job too Small!! 20 Years Experience. Call 620-960-8250

Health Care GRENE VISION GROUP -EAST & WEST Check us out at: HOSPICE CARE OF KANSAS Check us out at: HOSPICE HOUSE Check us out at: HOSPICE OF RENO COUNTY Check us out at: MENTAL HEALTH ASSOCIATION - RENO COUNTY Check us out at:

Income Tax Service JUANITA’S TAX AND ACCOUNTING Hours Tuesday through Saturday, 10am to 6pm. 1819½ West 4th, Hutchinson. 620-665-5651

Insurance CRIS COREY STATE FARM Check us out at

Lawn Care Rototilling Small & Large Areas LAWN CARE SERVICE RS Services 620-663-7568

Miscellaneous Service NISLY BROTHER TRASH SERVICES Check us out at:

Painting/Papering ULREY’S PAINTING Interior-Exterior, Free Estimates. 620-663-7352 or 620-200-8151

Pest Control ADVANCE TERMITE & PEST CONTROL Check us out at:

Plumbing STANGE PLUMBING Check us out at:

Remodeling need some remodeling done, big or small, free estimates, call Kenny at 620-664-7541 Penner Remodeling ✦ Interior/Exterior ✦ Remodeling Since 1979. Arlan Penner 620-662-6957 SPANGLER CUSTOM Building, Remodeling & Repairs. Help with all your projects. FREE Estimates. Ken Spangler, 663-7890

Retail BALLOON EXPRESS Check us out at BRICK HOUSE BOUTIQUE Check us out at or BUDGET BLINDS Check us out at: Carpets Plus 409 North Main, Hutchinson 620-259-6843 Check us out at: HAYES HOME FURNISHINGS Check us out at: HAYES SIGHT & SOUND Check us out at: JACKSON MEAT Check us out at: PAYTON OPTICAL Check us out at:





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Salons ALL THAT JAZZ Check us out at:

Schools/Education EARLY EDUCATION CENTER Check us out at:

Septic Tank Cleaning LICENSED TO Install all Septic systems and lagoons. Walton Plumbing and Heating, Inc. Sterling KS 620-278-3462

Services AMERICAN RED CROSS Check us out at: BIG BROTHERS & BIG SISTERS Check us out at: BOY SCOUTS OF AMERICA - CAMP KANZA Check us out at


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HEALTHY FAMILIES Hutchinson Check us out at:

MEALS ON WHEELS Check us out at: NEW BEGINNINGS, INC Check us out at: SALVATION ARMY Check us out at:

SEXUAL ASSAULT & DOMESTIC VIOLENCE Check us out at: SIGN SOURCE Check us out at: THE VOLUNTEER CENTER Check us out at UNITED WAY Check us out at: YMCA Check us out at:

Veterinarians APPLE LANE ANIMAL HOSPITAL Check us out at:

To Place An Ad in the Service Directory Call: 620-694-5704 or Toll Free 800-766 5704

Farm Equipment


John Deer 4640 tractor, power shift, shedded, 620-694-7535 John Deer, 650 disc, 29 foot, original disc, 620-694-7535

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694-5704 800-766-5704 Farm Services


HARLEY’S FENCING and PASTURE CLEARING. Insured. Free estimates. Yoder, KS. 620-899-4410. WE BUILD Pasture Fence. Yoder Fence 620-465-3446



60 Large round bales of corn stover, excellent quality, net wrapped, Loaded on your truck, $40each, 100 Large straw bales, net wrapped, $30 loaded, Dwane DeWeese, 620-770-0168 Alfalfa- dairy quality net wrapped rounds, will deliver. 620-793-2368 CORN GLUTEN PELLETS, BULK, 18% PROTEIN, $270 A TON, 620-662-3792 Irrigated Milo Stalks, Round Bales, Net wrapped, Low nitrates, 620-960-3230 JD Round Baled Crabgrass/Wheat Straw, CRP Grass, For Sale Call 620-234-5072 net wrapped & bagged Milo silage, 1700 lb bales, 57% moister, protein dry bases 8.42, TDN 56.65, RSV 99, 620-562-7061 Seed Oats, 42 lb. test weight, $9 a bushel, Carter Barker, 620-672-2490

Small Square Bales Alfalfa, Yoder Area, 620-899-7106

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Estate Auction Saturday, March 9 9:30am National Guard Armory, 400 Grandview Newton, KS Quality oak antique furniture, Art glass, German china, Hummels, Fenton, Pink depression, Fiesta, Aladdin lamps, Floor lamps, Primitives, Coke neon clock, Old table & chairs, No. 313 Baby brass cash register, Remington knife showcase, Guns, Edison Masda Lamp case, Porcelain bus sign, other advertising, 50 plus famous autographs, movie posters, toys, and much more. Auction Corner customers 316-283-7634 Go to website for many pictures

CLASSIFIED Farm Machinery Auction For: Dale and Lynda Lindsley Date: Thursday. March 21, 2013 Time: 11:00 A.M. Please be prompt, very little misc. Auction Location: From Utica, KS: ½ mile east on Hwy #4 to E. Rd. then 2 miles south and 1/8 mile east to farm site. Combine and Tractors: JD 9500, 2856 engine hrs., 1927 sep. hrs. always shedded, s#H09500637907 w/ 925 header #H00925P635894; JD 4640, 3 pt quad range w/ 12’ otter dozer; Vers. 875 3 speed x 4 range trans; JD 4020 diesel, rock shaft, power shift Farm machinery: Quinstar 42’ follow master, 3 ft. ex.; Flex king KM 7x5 under cutter; SF 27’ disc Mod. 1232-27, C-shank; 4030 Crust buster all plant drill Mod. 4000DD; Bush Hog 15’ bat wing mower, Legend, used 30 hrs. Pick-ups, Trucks, and Trailers: 1997 F-350 duals, with 7.3 diesel turbo, 5 speed, 4x4 flatbed with sprayer, 550 gallon tank, raven monitor, 60’ booms; 1989 Freightliner w/ 350 Cummins, 9 speed road ranger; 2008 Maurer 34’ grain trailer, 1,000 gal. Nurse tank on tandem axel trailer, Honda eng. Misc. For a complete brochure contact: Farmland Auction & Realty Co., Inc.

2707 Broadway, Hays, KS 67601 785-628-2851 Toll Free: 1-888-671-2851 E-mail: Web:


Offering for sale at Public Auction, located at 11519 E. Illinois Ave., Burrton, KS from the intersection of U.S. Hwy 50 & Burmac Rd. 2 miles west, 1 mile south & 2 3/4 miles west or from U.S. Hwy 50 & Haven/Buhler Rd. 1 mile south & 1 1/4 miles east on:

Saturday, Mar. 16, 2013 at 9:30 AM

TRACTORS, TRUCKS & FARM MACHINERY 2005 John Deere 8120 MFWD diesel tractor, trip hyd., quick hitch, pto, 2246 hrs., like new 420/85R30 tires & 480/80R46 duals, SN 30660, excellent condition; 1967 AC 190XT console control tractor with GB 800 loader, dual hyd., 1500 hrs. on rebuilt AC 200 eng., 7668 total hrs., clean; 1959 AC D-17 tractor, 7867 hrs., shedded; 1994 John Deere 9600 combine, rear wheel assist, 20.8R38 duals, 16.9-26 rear tires, $14,000 in repairs 2 yrs. ago, 3047 eng. hrs., 1890 sep. hrs., shedded & field ready; John Deere 925 ridgid header; John Deere 925 flex header; 2003 Great Plains 25-2600 26’ folding drill, 13” discs, 4669 acres, shedded; 1979 Chev. C-70 Truck with 20” wood floor bed & hoist, hyd. lift, tag axle, air brakes, 5+2; 20’ steel bed & hoist, hyd. lift tag axle; roll over tarp, 5+2; 1967 Chev. C-50 truck, 16’ bed & hoist, 5+2; Krause 4990 28’ disc, 22.5” FB, 23.5” BB; Baker 32’ field cultivator with tine harrow; John Deere 7000 6 row planter; Circle D 6x16 bumper hitch stock trailer, like new; John Deere 2500 7-18 plow with on land hitch; Case 616 semi mt. plow; Krause 271 16’ chisel; John Deere 630 6 row cultivator; M & W 1815 15’ rotary hoe; NH 315 twine sq. baler, shedded & clean; 2 3 sec. harrows & eveners; John Deere 22’ hume reel; Kuker 300 gal. field sprayer; Rhino 10’ single wingfold mower; 4 wheel bale trailer; FMC 5’ rotary mower; NH #56 side del. rake; 4 wheel 6 bale pipe trailer; 2 - 3 pt. bale movers; John Deere 15’ header with 6 Hesston HeadHunters on trailer; 4 wheel header trailer; Speed King 32’x6” auger; 2 wheel trailer; Dearborn dirt slip; 10’ 3 pt. springtooth; bale elevator on wheels; 3 pt. track scratcher; toolbar; 15’ bat reel; & more . . . FARM RELATED ITEMS & GUNS Generac mo. 6341-3 50/35 kw generator; Reddy Heater 170+ kerosene space heater; Butler 1,000 bu. bin, to be moved; 2 - 300 bu. & 1 - 250 bu. bulk bins, to be moved; 550 gal. fuel tank & stand; elec. motors incl: 5 hp 3 phase motor; used tin; 200 gal. propane tank; 2 - 100# propane bottles; elec. fence posts & wire; T-posts; woven wire; 11 - 12’ concrete bunks, some cracked; 3” OD pipe; 15”x20’ gal. culvert; 325 gal. water tank; 2 - cattle oilers; 6 - round bale feeders; mineral feeders; calf creep feeder; Filson self head catching squeeze chute; numerous framed hog panels; slip in stock racks; bridge planks; stock tanks; calf puller & chains;100’ hay rope; hyd. cylinder; Clarke 10 gal. sand blaster; 3/4” socket set; S-K break over & socket set; shop press; 4’ sand bucket; log chains & boomers; tow cable; tap & die set; adj. & pipe wrenches; Bosch 14” chop saw; battery charger; floor jack; Cabot stellate powder torch; bolt bins; 36 ton hyd. jack; J.D. hyd. motor; Avery jack; parts & hardware; metal saw horses; tires & wheels; 16’ overhead door; Walnut lumber; tow bar; 32’ Alum. ext. ladder; gin poles; roller stand; Bolens yard tractor; LawnBoy riding mower, needs work; Remington mo. 7600 270 cal. rifle with Bushnell wide angle scope; Remington mo. 870 Wingmaster 16 ga. full choke shotgun; Porcelain top cabinet; doors & windows; pitcher pump; bikes; croquet set; picnic table; chicken feeders; cream can; sleds; wooden chairs; license plates incl: ‘36 & ‘37; Fairbanks platform scale; J.D. pedal tractor; porch posts; desks; file cabinets; metal shelving; toy trucks & more . . .


VAN SCHMIDT Auctioneer/Real Estate Van Schmidt, Auctioneer 620-367-3800 620-367-2331 TERMS: Cash day of sale. Statements made day of sale take precedence over advertised statements. Schmidt Clerks & Cashiers/ Lunch Provided by: K & B Catering


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4 year old Black Angus Bull, Graff genetics, Graff finish program, Gentle disposition, Heifer bull, 316-(316) 799-2670 14 to 30 Months old, Registered Angus Bulls, Schrock Angus Farm 620-727-5415

March 14 2013 @ 12:30 p.m. Selling 75 Angus and 10 Hereford Bulls At the ranch in Burrton KS Selling 40 18-20 month old bulls & 35 Spring yearlings Visit to view catalog and individual videos. Many AI sired by Final Answer, Bismarck, & Chisum Bulls Trich, BVD, and Pfizer 50K tested Free Delivery Join us March 14

650 Poultry

MID-KANSAS HORSE SALE-all Breeds South Hutchinson Sale Barn Saturday, March 9th Tack Sale Starts at 10:00am Riding Horses Sell at 1:00pm Sharp! Loose horses sell immediately following. Accepting all Classes of Horses. We have buyers from several states for all types. We will sell the 1st 50 head of select riding Horses 100% Sound. To protect our buyers we offer a SOUNDNESS GUARANTEE! Horses will be accepted through Sale Day! 8% Commission/$20. P.O. fee. For Early Numor information bers Contact: Randy Smith, 620-200-7971 or the Sale Barn at 620-662-3371 Horse Sale 2nd Saturday Every Other Month!


660 Domestic Auto

Young Gold Star Pullets, Just starting laying, Call 620-664-5549

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2000 Lincoln Town Car Executive, 91K, 25 highway /15 town mpg, new condition, $5,737. 620-931-7020 call for catalogor Register

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2011 Tracer Camping Trailer, brand new, never used, pulled 100 miles, Model 195M, can be towed by minivan, $20K invested, asking $18,000. 669-9350


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1996 Harley Davidson Sportster 1200, Runs good, Black on black, Needs seat & drive belt, 620-672-2674

All FREE ads must be placed on-line at or there will be a $5 setup fee. No business accounts. Private Party Only.

Saturday, March 16, 1pm, Zenda, KS Ranch.

130 Bulls & 30 Females. Many of the bulls and females selling are sired by these popular A-1 sires: Hoover Dam, Right Answer 746, In Focus, Pendleton, Contrast, and Efficient.


1974 Ford Ranchero 500, 107K, 302 V8, AC, power steering, no rust, clean, $5850 (316) 640-3921

34th Annual Production Sale

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700 RVs/Campers

........... 2000 VW Passat, 5 speed, $795; 1997 Mercury Tracer, 4 cyl., 4 door, $1995; 1994 Dodge 2500, 4X4, New tires, lifted, $3750; 2003 GMC Yukon, 3rd row seat, $5995; 2005 Ford Escape 4WD. $6495; 2002 Chevy Silverado, 4dr, $6995; 2003 F-150, 4 door, $7450; 2000 Chevy Z71, ext cab, 4x4, $7450; 2005 Trailblazer extended 3rd row seats, $7995; 2006 Chevy 1500 4dr, $9995 804 W. 5th, 620-960-1840 .........

2011 Camaro, like brand new, black interior & red exterior, only 7K, loaded, V6, 6 speed, power windows/locks, cd, make an offer. See at: 125 S. Main, South Hutch. 620-664-5876 2011 Ford Fusion SEL, 14K, 4 cylinder, auto, loaded, leather,factory warranty $18,500, 620-727-6700 PAYING CASH for vehicles, running or not, batteries and scrap metal. 620-727-4203.



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2006 Chevy Blazer, 4 door, LS, 67K, 4 WD, 6 cyl., Tow package, Clean, Below Book, 620-665-6558

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2006 Dodge Ram 1500, Quad cab, 5.7 Hemi, 4x4, 146K, New paint, black metallic due to hail damage, $11,800, 620-896-7169 or 620-243-2362

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2002 Chevy Z71, extended cab, sharp, 620-491-1926



5’ x 10’, ATV’s, 16 ‘ Utility, 18’ Car hauler, 20’ 7K Car hauler, 25’ 7K and 25’ Dually tandem & Enclosed. FTS Trailer Sales 612 S. Main, South Hutch 620-474-1001 LOOK AT 40 UNITS! Open or enclosed. 2021 East 4th. 620-663-6150 for size and cost.

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Bills paid, 126 W 12th, Room with fridge & microwave, $225, No Smoking No Pets, 316-207-3293

Apartments - Furn. 820 ALL RENTAL or real estate property advertisements in this newspaper are subject to The Federal Housing Act of 1968, as amended, which makes it illegal to advertise any ‘’preference, limitation, or discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex or national origin, or an intention to make any discrimination.’’ This newspaper will not knowingly accept any advertising which is in violation of the law. Amendments, effective March 12, 1989, added ‘handicap’ and ‘familial’ status to discrimination categories.

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694-5704 800-766-5704 Apartments - Unfurn.821 2 Bedroom Apartment, Haven $400/$400, 1st month rent free with full deposit, Utilities paid except electric Call Dana 620-755-6609

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Apartments - Unfurn.821 Duplexes 300 E. Sherman, Large 1 bedroom, nice,$300/month gas/water paid. & a Large 1 bedroom, plus basement area, $400/month, gas & water paid. 620-727-4227 716 E. 4th, Dillons across, Nice 2 bedroom $400; 1 bedroom, $350; all new, coin laundry, see at, 662-8176 / 664-4659 3117 Belmont, Apt A, 1 bedroom, Central H/A, $325/325, 620-474-0745 3117 Belmont, Apt A, 1 bedroom, Central H/A, $325/325, 620-474-0745 Apartment for Rent, move in special thru March 8th, 662-4552, Mon-Wed or Fri. Noon - 5pm for details HERITAGE APARTMENTS 401 EAST AVE A Recently Remodeled, New Appliances. Clean and Spacious Studios, 1 and 2 Bedroom Apartments. Call: 620-200-2311 Nice studio with new carpet, appliances, $275 + electric, lease + deposit, No pets, 620-665-0258 ROYAL APARTMENTS One half month free rent with 12 month lease. One and two bedrooms available. Remodeled, clean, new appliances, spacious. LEASE-DEPOSITNO PETS

¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬ Pool, Storm Shelter Balcony. 326 East 1st, Suite D 669-5008, After Hours669-7777/ 669-7070 Studio apartment, $350/$200, all bills paid, no pets, no smoking. 620-663-5809 Unique properties for every budget. 1 & 2 bedroom apartments, duplexes & houses.No pets. See our properties at:

or contact us at: 620-663-3341

When signing a lease January thru May, you will receive December’s rent FREE for 2 Bedroom Town homes, $420 month rent, $300 Security deposit. Now taking applications for our Section 236 units. Apply at the office located at 1801 Lyman, during the hours of 8am-4pm, Monday through Friday. Closed for lunch 12pm-1pm.



2 bedroom, 2 bath , 2 car garage, brick, main level laundry, partial basement, $950-1000/month 620-663-8002 603 E 43rd, 2 bedroom, 1 bath, 1 car garage, lawn care provided, Available immediately, $650/650, 620-200-2919 803 B Columbia, 2 bedroom, 2 bath, finished basement, lawn care provided, $850, 604 B Catalina, 2 bedroom, 1 bath, finished basement, lawn care provided, $810 620-474-2703 Clean 1 bedroom, garage, NO Smoking/Pets, $400/400, 620-663-3949

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831 Offices For Rent

1002 N. Poplar, 1 bedroom, large living room, off-street parking. Water/sewer/trash paid, $350/$250. 620-662-2549/664-2619. 1018 N. Jackson, neat 1 bedroom, appliances, water & trash paid, 1 car garage, $375 mon., Call Jenny at 620-665-1007 or 620-662-0583 1324 Woodbridge Ct. 2 bedroom, 2 full baths, all appliances w/washer& dryer, 1 car garage, yard maintenance, $785/600 620-662-3439 3503-A Ridgewood: 2 bedroom, brick, attached garage, washer/dryer hookups, fenced yard, $590/$350. 620-669-7102

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1 bedroom house, heat/air, appliances, new step in shower, low utilities, $375/350, Part Bills, West Side 620-664-1082 100 E 11th, Hutchinson & 223 N Colorado, Burrton, 620-615-1070 122 Downing, 3 bedroom, 1 bath, $900/900. 620-708-8528 209 Stand-Inman 3 bedroom trailer, 2 bath, $500, 620-747-0802 or 785-488-6747 315 W 8th, 3 bedroom, 1 1/2 bath, central h/a, garage, water paid, $525/300, 663-8314 or 620-474-4247 509 E 5th, 3 bedroom,central heat/air, $525/525, 620-474-0745 902 1/2 Lee, 700 sq. ft., 2 bedroom, garage, mowing included, $450, 620-664-7541 1520 N Washington, Like new, 2 bedroom, Central H/A, Garage, $595 month, Call Jenny 665-1007 or 662-0583 1612 W 4th, House C 1 bedroom, $300/300 620-474-0745 1720 E. 2nd, 2 bedrooms, updated bathroom, central heat/air, storage building, $400/month. Call Jenny @ 620-665-1007 or 662-0583 For Rent or Lease: Senior Living Retirement Cottage. Two bedrooms, large living room, kitchen with appliances, handicap bathroom, washer and dryer hook ups and attached garage. Life line hook for emergencies included. Maintenance yard care, snow removal provided. Beautiful walking path with benches, landscaping waterfall and gazebo all for your enjoyment. Come check us out. Leisure Homestead in Stafford (620)234-5208 Haven-Looking For A Nice Home To Rent??? CALL,Back Rentals, 620-465-7748 newly remodeled rural rental, 4 bedroom, 1 bath, Inman area, $400/400, References required 316-207-8454 or 744-9730



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112 N Poplar, 1100 Sq. Ft., water & trash paid, $450 mon., Call R.E.I.B, Inc @ 662-0583 FOUR BEDROOM: 41 Des Moines, So. Hutch: $1300 + bills THREE BEDROOM: 808 Lochinvar: $1200 + bills 600 N. Hendricks: $950 + bills TWO BEDROOM: 1207 Orchard: $600 + bills 610 E. 15th #3: $425 bills paid 627 E. Aveue D: $400 + bills ONE BEDROOM: 939 Sherman: $425 + bills 1401 N. Ford: $425 + bills 429 E. 17th: $425 + bills Non-refundable application fee $25. 510 East 17th, Suite G Winkie Tennant 620-663-4471 or 620-664-4949



DOWNTOWN HUTCH *Bar* *Beauty Shop* *Office Space* 620-663-3341


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1,400sq.ft. metal bulding with Nickerson Blvd. frontage, Zoned “I-2” Call, 620-663-3341

HUTCHINSON SELF STORAGE and DOWNTOWN STORAGE various sizes. 620-663-3807

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PREMIER OFFICE SPACE FOR LEASE 2,600 sq.ft. - multiple rooms. Can be divided. 828 sq ft-Three rooms. Parking available. FIRST NATIONAL CENTER 1 N Main – 620-694-2233

Fair Housing Act Sale and Rental of Housing: No one may take any of the following actions based on race, color, national origin, religion, sex, familial status or handicap.

PRIME OFFICE space in Corporate Square, 335 North Washington. 620-663-7143

FOR SALE!!! 903 E. 36th Ave. Beautiful 4 bedroom, 3 bath open floor plan, finished basement, 2 car garage, $189,900. ¬ ¬ ¬ ¬ ¬ ¬ 209 Kisiwa Village New Construction! 4 bedroom, 3 bath, walk in shower & jacuzi tub, vaulted ceilings, open floor plan, finished basement, $244,900. ¬ ¬ ¬ ¬ ¬ ¬ 504 Harvest Hills, Inman, KS 1,366sq.ft., 3 bedroom, 2 bath, 3 car garage, open floor plan, vaulted ceilings, Beautiful kitchen.

Professional office space centrally located, interested phone 620-663-4000, Monday thru Friday, 8:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M.. Ask for Michelle or Tim Professional Office Space. Full Service. 1722 N. Plum. $400. 620-669-8000

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6 North Kent Road 2 Bedroom. 1Bath. House for Rent. A Little Touch of Country, Close to Town. Attached Two Car Garage. Fenced in Backyard with Heated Dog House. Stove and Refrigerator Available. Please Contact Cell Phone: Owner. 620-960-1957 Country Home, Brick, 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, Huntsville area, 620-727-1330

H H Free HouseH H TO BE MOVED or TORN DOWN, Haven, KS 620-465-7741


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Plaza Astle 12:30-2:00 1.302 W 20th Ave 2. 1043 College Lane 2:30-4:00 3. 103 Road Runner Ln 4. 3503 N King St

Realty Executives 12:30-2:00 5. 21 E Bigger St 6. 6 Countryside Dr 7. 20 Faircrest Dr 2:30-4:00 8. 2603 N Monroe St 9. 229 E 12th Ave 12:30-4:00 10. 112 W 19th Ave

J.P. WEIGAND 12:30-2:00 11. 1002 E 32nd Ave 12. 304 Crescent Blvd 13. 214 S Wichita, Haven 14. 3109 Harvard Place 1:00 - 3:00 15. 3408 W 9th Ave 2:30-4:00 16. 7 Bluestem, South Hutch 17. 609 E Main St, Haven

COLDWELL BANKER 12:30-2:00 18. 17 Glass Manor 19. 1818 N. Main 20. 711 W. 19th Ave. 21. 605 Newport 1:30 - 3:00 22. 218 W. Broadway, Stafford 2:30-4:00 23. 401 W. 24th Ave. 24. 3113 Harvard Pl. 25. 705 Idlewild Dr. 26. 317 E. 13th Ave. 27. 702 W. 20th Ave. 28. 74 Eastwood Dr.

ReMax Royal 12:30 - 2:00 29. 204 E 19th Ave 30. 61 Monarch Ln 2:30 - 4:00 31. 3404 E 29th Ave 32. 1412 N Severance 33. 1217 E 7th Ave

Nancy Fure Realty 1:00 - 4:00 34. 108 Downing Rd.

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931 Lots/Tracts

Auction - Internet Only Ends March 15th. Very Scenic 54 acres platted into 12 building lots, some with ponds located in Reno County and Buhler school district. For more information and to bid on this package go to

Sale by owner, large lot Owner financed, 0 Down, 0 Interest, Only $100 Month X 24 months. 620-532-1093

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LAND FOR SALE BY OWNER 1.3 acre lot, close to the Hutchinson Mall, Home Depot, Walmart, apartment buildings, Sally Beauty Co, Arby’s, Subway, McDonald’s, Joy’s Packing & Shipping, Airport Steakhouse, & other businesses, high traffic area, 620-663-7566 or 620-474-7870



2nd & Main Modern High Fashion Hair Salon, Approx. 2,500sq.ft. Multiple styling stations, Wash station with full Pedicure Salon. ««««« 314 West 1st Approx. 1,200sq.ft. 4 Office spaces, Conference room, Private rest room, one block from the Reno Co. Courthouse. ««««« 2 East 2nd Downtown location, Multiple Professional Office spaces available, Board room, Reception area.

Call, 620-662-7152.

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