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The long and winding trail Symes prefers door-to-door approach By RICK DANLEY The Iola Register

For the last three months, Iolan Bruce Symes has traveled door to door across Allen County’s crowded third district, introducing himself with this simple opener: “Hello, sir/Hello, ma’am. My name is Bruce Symes and I’m letting folks know that I’m running for county commissioner.” Since announcing his candidacy in midMay, Symes has made a dedicated attempt to visit the home of every registered Republican and unaffiliated voter in the district. At this point, with slightly more than a week to go before the Aug. 7 primary, Symes, a Republican, has already knocked on more than 700 doors, and he’s still going. The Register trailed the candidate on one of his canvassing

County commissioner John Brocker speaks at a town hall event last week. Brocker (R) was appointed to his seat in March after the resignation of the previous commisioner. REGISTER/RICK DANLEY

Brocker hosts forum Iola resident Bruce Symes visits with Don McDaniel in his door-to-door bid to receive the Republican nomination for Allen County commissioner. Symes faces current commisioner John Brocker in the Aug. 7 primary. REGISTER/RICK DANLEY

jaunts earlier this month. Iola was in the midst of a heatwave at the time and the temperature that afternoon was a touch cooler than the burning center of an active volcano. But Symes never complained. In fact, despite having

sweated through quite a few good shirts in his mid-summer attempts to introduce himself to the citizens of District 3, Symes seemed to acquire more energy and more enthusiasm with each resident he encountered. Symes, who was a

reporter at this paper for 23 years and has been for more than a decade now an educator and tutor at Allen Community College, faces current county commissioner John Brocker in the RepubSee SYMES | Page A7

By RICK DANLEY The Iola Register

When discussing the county’s budgetary priorities, Allen County Commissioner John Brocker is fond of pulling out his wallet. “This is the way I look at it,” Brocker said, holding his calfskin prop aloft at a recent town hall meeting, “you pull out your billfold [as a commissioner] and you say,

‘Would I spend that money in my everyday life or wouldn’t I spend that money? ...You’ve got to analyze what you’re getting for what you’ve given, and that’s how I make my decisions as county commissioner.” Nearly 10 people gathered under the roof of the Iola Community Theater earlier this week for a forum with See BROCKER | Page A5

How to make a silk purse of a new pig handler 4-H’ers turn tables on adults By SUSAN LYNN The Iola Register

It’s very impressive to watch a 10-year-old manhandle a 275-pound hog. Leading up to Thursday night’s swine show at the Allen County Arena, Josey Ellis of Humboldt, tended her pig, Pete. At our first introduction, Pete was asleep in his stall. “He does that a lot,” Josey said. He is, after all, only 6 months old. Josey hopped in and began

Josey Ellis and her pig, Pete. REGISTER/SUSAN LYNN

Humboldt chief charged following June arrest Domestic battery and other charges have been filed against Humboldt Police Chief Brian Dillow following his arrest in late June. The Allen County attorney’s office on Tuesday filed one charge of domestic battery, one charge of battery and two counts of disorderly conduct against Dillow. All are Class B misdemeanors. Dillow was arrested after sheriff ’s deputies were called to a disturbance in the 1300 block of Central Street in

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Humboldt the evening of June 27. Dillow has taken a leave of absence as Humboldt police chief Brian Dillow since the arrest. He remains free on bond. A court hearing has been scheduled for Sept. 12. Scott Aikins, a lieutenant with the Humboldt Police Department, is overseeing the department on an interim basis.

to gently nudge the beast with her boot as she cooed sweet nothings. Pete acknowledged Josey with a grunt, but kept his eyes firmly shut. Josey then became slightly more aggressive, pushing one side of Pete and then another. Still nothing. Then came the slapping, loving but firm. “OK, OK,” Pete grumbled, as he came to. “Meet Pete,” Josey said. I kept the gate between us. Josey is a member of Logan

Pals 4-H. She is the daughter of Scott and Amanda Ellis, who farm south of Humboldt, and is their eldest daughter, followed by Jadey, 7, and Jesey, 3. All three girls showed their pigs Thursday evening. “I’ve been doing this for four years,” Josey said in a confident manner. “Tomorrow I show my horse, Bill. Then on Saturday my steer, Oreo.” I thought to myself, “And they’re even bigger.” Bill is a Palomino. Oreo, a See PIGS | Page A3

Baby Barnyard campaign stop Kansas Gov. Jeff Colyer and his lieutenant governor, Tracey Mann, made a brief but busy campaign stop in Iola Friday, paying a visit to the Allen County Fair. Here, Colyer gets a high-five from Laney Church, daughter of LeAnn Church. Mann is at left. The Allen County stop was one of four county fairs Colyer visited on Friday in his heated campaign ahead of the Aug. 7 GOP primary election. He was slated to make four additional campaign stops later in the day. REGISTER/RICHARD LUKEN

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Court report

Robert Medcalf

DISTRICT COURT Judge Daniel Creitz Civil cases filed: Community National Bank & Trust vs. Kirk A. Phillips, Kansas Department of Revenue and William H. Griffin, mortgage foreclosure Investment Equities LLC vs. Jason R. and Beth A. Moss, tenant contract termination Andreya N. Myrick vs. Darryl Harris, protection from stalking Becky L. Helms vs. Richard J. Helms, divorce Rachelle L. Robertson vs. Dennis R. Torrence Jr., other domestic Julie Seibert vs. David Rowlands, other domestic

WICHITA — Robert Allen Medcalf, 58, passed away Tuesday, July 24, 2018. Robert was a 1979 graduate of Iola High School and a graduate of Allen County Community College. He worked as an EMT, served as a medical missionary in the Philippines and had worked on the Mary B Ranch in Bronson. He was preceded in death by father, Charles, and his brothers, Scott and Bill. Survivors include his daughters, Amanda Womack of Raymore, Mo., Katie Pucket of Raytown, Mo., Emily Ann Okoth of Leesburg, Va.; son, Joshua Medcalf of Hepler; mother, Mary Medcalf of Wichita; sister, Nancy Wilkens of Clearwater; six grandchildren. Private family service. In lieu of flowers, a memorial has been established with The Salvation Army, 350 N. Market, Wichita, KS 67202. Downing & Lahey Mortuary West. Share tributes online at

MAGISTRATE COURT Judge Tod Davis Convicted of no seat belt and fined $30: Michael E. Riley, Iola Terry D. Munday, El Dorado James E. Lewis, Chanute Mark E. Snavely, Iola Tersa I. Blazek, Iola (two counts) Convicted of speeding: Jillian M. Christenson, Bartlesville, Okla., 78/65, $171 Xavier A. Villa, Topeka, 82/65, $195 Matthew M. Barnett, Kansas City, Mo., 75/65, $178 Shawn C. Bresnehen, Ramona, Okla., 85/65, $213 Brittney L. Ramsey, Bronson, 75/65, $153 James E. Hessert, Bartlesville, Okla., 60/45, $183 Claude R. Reaves, Glasgow, Mo., 80/65, $183 Kayla M. Cansino, Topeka, 57/45, $415 Annette D. Anderson, Olathe, 63/45, $201 Mayte G. Breithaupt, Colony, 70/55, $183 Ryan T. Blanton, Fulton, Mo., 80/65, $183 Robert A. Miller, Kansas City, Mo., 83/65, $201 David M. Odell, Tioga, Texas, 69/45, $249 Destiny D. Holderfield, Kincaid, 80/65, $183 Convicted as follows: Lisa D. Hull, Fort Scott, improper U-turn, $183 Gabriel G. Culbertson, Iola, no seatbelt, no registration, $258 Cameron M. Weeks, Du Quoin, Ill., failure to yield at stop or yield sign, $183 Ryan M. Jones, Iola, 70/55, no seatbelt, $213 Cases deferred with fines assessed: Michael L. Weiland, LaHarpe, DUI, $1,283 Criminal cases filed: Kristopher L. Trester, Fort Scott, distribution of methamphetamine and driving while suspended Jennifer D. Cady, Fort Scott, distribution of methamphetamine Adrieana R. Maynard, Chanute, domestic battery Braxton R. Hutchinson, Lawrence, possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia Michael Naff, Chanute, theft Patrick G. Beller, Garnett, DUI Orion C. Nicholas, LaHarpe, disorderly conduct Hushee W. Her, Chanute, possession of drug paraphernalia Tracey L. Womelsdorf, LaHarpe, disorderly conduct Gabriel M. Gregg, Gas, aggravated assault Levi K. Martin, Iola, possession of marijuana Justin Bellman, Gore, Okla., violation of a protective order Contract cases filed: Capital One Banks vs. Brittani A. Watson Johnson Schowengerdt, P.A., vs. Ashley Cole

Mary Strunk Mary Lou Strunk, age 91, Iola, passed away Wednesday, July 25, 2018, at Windsor Place, Iola. Arrangements are pending. A full obituary and announcement of services at Feuerborn Family Funeral Service, Iola, will be published as soon as arrangements are finalized.

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Portfolio Recovery Associates LLC vs. Amanda Zimmerman (two cases) Portfolio Recovery Associates LLC vs. Stanley D. Johnson Small Claims filed: Deda I. Casida vs. David J. and Warren J. Petty John Larrivee vs. Bennie and Vanetta Hill

Allen COURT County IOLA MUNICIPAL Judge Patti Boyd Convicted of speeding: James J. Coffield, Iola, 35/25, $155 Kelsie L. Finley, Gas, 38/25, $173 Madison K. Gean, Humboldt, 39/25, $179 Bradley L. Haas, LaHarpe, 36/25, $161 Tami D. Madden, Chanute, 36/25, $161 Theresa J. Martin, Independence, 34/25, $155 Nathaniel C. Streeter, Iola, 35/25, $155 Rodney W. Tatman, Emporia, 34/25, $155 Alice J. Williamson, Gas, 40/30, $155 Convicted as follows with fines assessed: Mark M. Bristol, Iola, failure to yield, $195 Robert L. Earlywine, Iola, driving while suspended, $315 Casie S. Herrmann, Garnett, disorderly conduct, $195 Michael J. Houk, Iola, criminal damage, $325 Michael S. Jones, Iola, operate car without interlock ignition device, $315 Shaine C. Jones, Iola, DUI, driver’s license, improper driving on laned roadway, $1,365 Guiseppe D. Mangrella, Iola, reckless driving, $195 Orion Nicholas, LaHarpe, driving in violation of restrictions, no driver’s license, improper turn, $675 Joel L. Rocha-Galvan, Wichita, driving while suspended, $315 Linda L. Stange, Bonner Springs, no registration, 40/25, $305 Jerilyn K. Waters, Iola, failure to yield, $195




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Pigs: Adults get to try their hand at showing animals at Fair Continued from A1

crossbred roan, “black with white spots,” Josey said. Pete, meanwhile, is a solid brown Berkshire, who enjoyed having Josey brush his coat to a luster and mist him with cool water. LEADING up to show time, Josey imparted all her wisdom on how to show a pig as part of an arrangement in which 4-H’ers instructed local “celebrities” in the art. I now see we were the comic relief of the evening. “If you want him to go left, tap his right shoulder. For right, tap his left. You can also tap his nose,” she said, but I wasn’t clear on what that message gave. And we’re talking about a 2-ounce plastic switch that you could handily break across your knee. “You want to be like a ham sandwich,” she said. “You and the judge are the bread; Pete is the ham.” “Always keep Pete between you and the judge. And smile!” Of course Josey made it look easy-peasy, taptap-tapping Pete’s sloping shoulders as they paraded the arena. After trying it myself, I’m not so convinced pigs

Trying to lead a pig is a fruitless endeavor for neophyte Susan Lynn. But Tom Strickler, above in red, seems confident enough. At top right, Lynn stands with her tutor, Josey Ellis, age 10, of Logan Pals. At right, Shiloh Eggers demonstrates her skills, as does Jerry Dreher, below right. Eggers, in fact, won the celebrity division and Dreher came in second. To view more pictures from the Allen County Fair, go to are all that direct-able. Perhaps it’s in the wrist. Josey’s distinct advantage is that she is not the least bit intimidated by something five times her size, whereas I was Jell-O. Once let loose in the arena, it was mayhem. Hogs going every which way

with me pathetically calling out, “Here Petey! This way Petey!” Tap, tap, tap. City Administrator Sid Fleming could relate. You could see the fear on our faces, whereas old-timer Loren Korte just chuckled as he strolled the arena.

I’M JUST glad my performance did nothing to reflect on Josey. But Josey took it with grace. “Thank you for coming,” she said afterward. “I hope you had a good time.” I did, Josey. But you were the star.

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Brocker: County hopeful hosts forum Continued from A1

Brocker in advance of the Aug. 7 primary, which pits the incumbent Brocker against Iolan Bruce Symes for the Republican nomination in the county’s District 3 commission seat. Brocker was appointed to the seat by Republican precinct members in March after the resignation of former commissioner Jim Talkington. Talkington was one of those in attendance at Tuesday’s town hall. The winner of the August primary will face Democratic candidate Steven Henderson in the November election.

All in the family Joyce Lee, left, and her granddaughter, Tai Lee, both of LaHarpe, won first and second prize, respectively, in the pie baking division of the Allen County Fair. Joyce used Gala apples, while Tai used Granny Smith. Tai said she learned how to make pies from her grandmother.

TUESDAY’S forum was an affable, digressive conversation among like-minded voters, a lazy river of chat that wound round subjects as various as county roads (“We need to get the roads back up,” said


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ing industry in the county — Monarch Cement, Gates Manufacturing, B&W Trailer Hitches, etc. — but of recruiting new industrial jobs that pay better than the current wage rates. When asked by a man in the audience what the commision, working in conjunction with the various municipal bodies, would do to improve the county’s housing stock so as to attract the attention of outside industry, Brocker rejected the premise. It’s the other way around, explained the commissioner. Housing is the second step. “First, you have to bring in industry that pays $20 or $30 an hour,” he said. “Then you’ve got people that can afford to have a house built.” At one point during the town hall, former commissioner Talkington asked Brocker to spell out the differences between him and his opponent. “You’re both Republican but are you


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Brocker.), the state of the local hospital (“We need to turn its image around.”), the merits of county-generated economic development assistance, property taxes (“I own a lot of property in Allen County and I pay a lot of property tax, so I’m concerned that the taxpayer gets his money.”), the job satisfaction of county employees (Brocker wants to generate a survey to test just that), and, lastly, the future jobs picture in Allen County given the region’s dwindling population. As with most open forums, this one never really plunged very deeply into any one issue, but, because Brocker insisted on staying put until each and every question had been answered, the discussion managed to limn many of the primary topics on voters’ minds. Brocker did, however, dilate on one issue in particular: the importance of not only keep-

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more conservative than Bruce [Symes]?” Talkington asked. “Would you attribute your business background as being a plus?” Brocker took a swing at the second part of Talkington’s query. “My company [Allen County Realty] has been in business for over 38 years,” said Brocker, who then went on to list the number of professional boards on which he’s served. The primary lesson he’s absorbed from his years in the real estate business — a lesson driven home most acutely, perhaps, in 2008, when the bottom fell out of the housing market — is that an organization, especially a governmental organization like the county, should make certain that it is maintaining a sufficient reserve. “My main thing,” said Brocker, “is that you have to have a little cushion over here, because events can turn, and they do turn, and they turn fast. You’ve got to be prepared.” This fits with Brocker’s philosophy, which states that the role of a commissioner is first and foremost to be “a steward of the county. Nothing more, nothing less.” “Like I’ve told everybody,” concluded Brocker, “I’m not here for a lifetime job. If I can get a few things cleaned up, I’ll be gone, you can have another commissioner. But things have got to get cleaned up. And that’s why I’m here.”

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Symes: County Commission hopeful hits campaign trail Continued from A1

lican primary. Brocker was appointed by Republican precinct members in March to fill the seat of outgoing commissioner Jim Talkington. The winner of the Republican primary will face Democratic candidate Steven Henderson in November’s general election. ONE



first stops on that muggy Tuesday afternoon was at a home on North Fourth Street. A silver-headed man, maybe in his early 60s, sat in a deck chair out front. The candidate approached. “Sir, I’m Bruce

Symes...” “Ohh,” said the homeowner, a genial, instantly likable man with a high, gravelly voice and enough American flag bunting on his porch to decorate a parade float. “So, you’re out campaigning.” Symes laughed and handed the man his card. “Yes, sir, just doing a little politickin’.” “Well, shoot yeah,” the man said, turning the card over in his hand. “I’ve seen your signs. So, Bruce — what’s on your agenda?” The two men fell easily into conversation. Symes is a deliberative speaker and a patient, interested listener. The

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taxes on its citizens. Instead, Symes has said, “maybe, in time, we can look at ebbing them downward.”

County commission candidate Bruce Symes visits with Phillip and Pamela Loveall. Visit Symes’s Facebook page, VoteSymes, for more info. REGISTER/RICK DANLEY pair talked taxes, economic development, schools. The man had recently retired from Gates Manufacturing after 35 years on the job. Today he works as a custodian at one of the local grade schools. What are a commissioner’s obligations to his constituents? This was a topic of their chat, too. Symes told the man about his idea for developing a strategic plan for the county. “If I have a plank in my platform,” Symes has said elsewhere, “this would be it.” THE PLAN would be a sort of blueprint for county business, and would look at Allen County’s projected needs and its projected finances three, five or even 10 years down the

road. The details of the strategic plan would be shared with the public. In fact — by inviting representatives from the county’s various governmental, business, and civic entities to be a part of the planning phase — the public would in this way be able to influence its content. The idea is modeled on a similar strategic plan recently developed by Symes’s employer, Allen Community College. “I’d like us to put some thought into how we’re going to spend this blessing we’ve received from the [Enbridge] pipeline and from the wind farm,” Symes told the man on Fourth Street. “We may be prosperous right now, but we have to make sure that the money we’re spending is a good investment.”

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The man agreed. “You want something in return for the money you’re putting out.” “That’s right,” said Symes. “And if we have a long-term plan, we can always point to that plan and say, ‘OK, we’re going to spend $50,000 but it’s for this specific thing here,’ rather than just doling it out when people come and ask. We can look at the strategic plan and see that this thing is part of what we want to do — whether that involves attracting business and industry, or paving roads that need paved, or maintaining the landfill. Without that clear guide, taxpayers are always going to wonder.” Symes has thought long and hard about what it means to be a good steward of taxpayer dollars. For Symes, prudence is the centering principal. He doesn’t mind allocating money for things that are wise spending decisions and good investments. The Regional Rural Tech Center in LaHarpe — that, says Symes, is an example of a good investment. And while Symes is in favor of this brand of sensible transaction, he believes the commission must deal extra carefully with development efforts whose principals are requesting unconditioned payments from the county. In this regard, too, says Symes, a strategic plan would help commissioners understand how these requests for assistance fit with the county’s long-term goals. Symes, on his walking tour and in his public appearances, is also keen to emphasize the importance of maintaining the health of the county’s rainy day funds. Finally, with respect to taxes, Symes doesn’t believe, given Allen County’s brimming bank balance, that the county should consider raising

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THE conversation between Symes and the man on Fourth Street was nearing its end. “Hopefully, the people will start turning out and voting,” said the man, fired up now. “People have got to get out and vote, they really do.” “Certainly they do,” said Symes. “We need to use our voice at the ballot box.” “You bet. That’s what we’ve got to do — shoot yes!” the man said. “Well, Bruce, it was good meeting you. You picked a hot day to be out.” “Better than a rainstorm,” laughed Symes. “Well, you have a good rest of your evening, sir.” “Well, you do the same,” the man said. “And good luck. You’ve got my vote.” EXCHANGES like this one would repeat themselves across the evening — many with less resident engagement, some with more. A similar pattern would take shape the next night and the next week, until Symes had fairly blanketed the district with his presence (if a registered voter wasn’t at home when Symes knocked, the candidate always left his card). District 3 includes most of Iola, but contains a few rural patches, too. Symes has hit those houses as well. “I’ve had several people out in those rural parts say, ‘We’ve never had anyone come by the house before.’ They really like that someone is paying attention.” THERE ARE ANY

number of reasons a candidate might decide not to go doorto-door in advance of the August primary. Firstly, you’d have to be a Bedouin to enjoy the heat index on an afternoon in mid-July, plus the leg workout, up and down all those porches, can be grueling. Secondly, the door-to-door aspect is frequently thankless — an exercise in appealing to the generosity of a resident whose first thought upon seeing you at their front door is usually: “Ugh, salesman.” A third reason you might not want to throw yourself against the considerations of your wouldbe constituents is that you occupy a position of prominence in the community and feel confident in the saturation rate of your name recognition and you’re hoping that a few yard signs planted here or there will cut the mustard. None of these, it should be said, are Symes’s problems. Symes is focused only on the perks of face-toface canvassing — the men and women who offer him cold water when he’s tired, the new acquaintances he makes, the swirl of ideas. Symes relayed a recent story about knocking on a door at See TRAIL | Page A9

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Ceremony marks new chapter Susan Lynn Register editor

Earlier this summer my daughter-in-law, Violeta Rodriguez Stauffer, joined the staff of the Iola Register, working in graphic design. Last week, Violeta became a citizen of the United States, participating in the July 19 naturalization ceremony at the Lied Center in Lawrence. We had no idea how emotional the day would be. Knowing only our story, we could only extrapolate the intensity of our emotions to the other 330 applicants and their family and friends that created a palpable buzz throughout the auditorium. Generations of families came dressed in their Sunday finest to celebrate the longawaited day. Babies cried. Grandparents soothed. Teens texted. I don’t know all of the hoops Violeta has had to jump through these past five years leading up to the ceremony, other than there’s been a lot of “hurry up and wait” to the process. A native of El Salvador, Violeta has made great sacrifices to come here, leaving the entirety of her family and friends to make a new life with my son, Tim, and now their son, Lucas, 19 months. I can’t imagine the loss, the challenge of speaking and thinking in a new language, the yearning to feel “at home” where nothing is familiar. As opposed to the many stories you read about Salvadorans and their desperate plight to escape violence, Violeta’s was one of modest success. Equipped with a master’s in marketing, she held a comfortable position at a TV station in San Salvador in its marketing department. When Tim’s stint with the Peace Corps in El Salvador ended, he returned stateside. The time apart proved too painful and they decided to marry. Right away. Once

Violeta taking the oath of U.S. citizenship. Violeta set foot in the United States, she had six weeks to sign on the dotted line of the marriage certificate, or else face deportation. The wedding was a small affair of six. Later that summer they did it again before friends and family. THANKFULLY, those who officiated Thursday understood such stories. To begin the ceremony, citizens of the 69 countries represented were recognized, from Afghanistan to Vietnam, over the course of 15 minutes as their citizens stood to applause. Mexico, India and China had the most. It was interesting to note the number of elderly applicants. One could only imagine their stories leading up to this fateful day. As he looked out across the crowd of applicants, U.S. District Judge Daniel Crabtree explained that the oath they were about to take, “requires you to renounce your obedience and fidelity to all other countries, states or sovereigns, because after you take this oath you will owe your entire allegiance to your new country, the United States of America. “The footnote to that point is this does not mean you have to stop being proud of your

heritage, your country of birth. “I know there’s great enthusiasm — we have heard it this morning — for your country of birth. You should continue that pride. I married into an Irish family and St. Patrick’s Day is observed with great gusto. So whatever the equivalent of that is in your country you should continue to respect and honor it. “The second part of the oath of allegiance asks that you support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all its enemies, both foreign and domestic. This duty is the solemn responsibility of every citizen of the United States, whether born here or called to come here.” Then as a whole, the candidates stood and raised their right hands as they “absolutely and entirely” renounced “all allegiance and fidelity to any foreign prince, potentate, state or sovereignty,” ….. “so help me God.” THEN WE walked out into the hot sun, numb to the world, and yet overly sensitized. Everything came with a new prism. Welcome Violeta, to your new home. May we make you proud.

Grandkids: When did they grow up? I’ve never forgotten the little red cowboy hat Hudson wore when we took him to the Allen County Fair to ride a pony. He looked forward to going, and it took no coaxing for him to let the pony’s owner lift him into a saddle. I paid a dollar, and four small horses plodded off, immune to boredom of walking without a destination for two or three hours. Meander would be a good word for how they walked, not fast and absent emotion. As Hudson came around grandma took photos; I smiled and probably said something silly, like “ride ’em cowboy.” Hang on? He was cinched into the saddle and wouldn’t have fallen off if his mount had been stung by a bee. For a kid who spent all but the first year of his life in Olathe and then Roswell, N.M., a city of 50,000, young Hudson had an interest in farm life. When he came to visit he wanted to go to Strickler Dairy and see the “little cows” where we’d walk along the rows of small sheds where the calves were kept until old enough to join the herd. Hudson would stop and touch their noses; they’d respond eagerly thinking he had a milk bottle handy. When David Bedenbender was cutting soybeans he offered Hudson a ride in his combine. We drove out to find the combine crawling through a field a quarter of a mile off the road. We walked along a lane to the field and came to a low spot muddied by a recent rain. “Carry me,” Hudson begged. I did. He didn’t like to get his shoes muddy. So much for being a farmer. Another time we went to look for arrowheads. When he found one, Hudson later said I probably had planted it for him to find. You think I’d do that? It’s a little sad (to this

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grandparent), but inevitable that grandchildren grow up; they can’t stay little and cute and impulsive forever. Maybe Beverly and I will live long enough to spoil another generation. Looking back, it doesn’t seem so long since they all started grade school. Then, before we knew it, most were in high school. Hudson graduated two years ago, and this year we had two more, Olivia and Noah. Two more years we’ll have five of the six in college, after our twins, Alayna and Emma, graduate high school. Then, it will be only Maddox at home down the block. For a long time I didn’t think much about the grandkids growing into adulthood, and it kind of caught me off guard. Soon Noah will be off to K.U. for pre-med and Hudson will go to Washington, D.C. in late August to spend his fall semester of Lubbock Christian University in a workand-learn program — he’s taken by politics and history. Olivia will spend a year in Roswell at a community college, then likely enroll at a Christian school in Dallas. We walked through the fairgrounds Thursday afternoon, with Emma along, and visited the Baby Barnyard. On leaving we walked by where the four little horses used to grind out their circle every evening. Just for a few seconds I could see a little red cowboy hat bobbing up and down keeping time to the modest gait of a pony, atop a smallish dark-haired boy with a big “I love this” smile.

The cliff marks the point where many give up 30 Years Ago July 1988 25 — For the third time in the past five years the Kansas Open chess tournament will be held in Iola. The success of the 1987 tournament staged by Gary McIntosh, a member of the Kansas Chess Association, and the Iola Jaycees, convinced the association to ask if Iola would be willing to host the tournament this weekend. 26 — Mary Martin, executive director of the Bowlus Fine Arts Center, was elected president of the board of directors of the Association of Community Arts Agencies of Kansas at the organization’s annual meeting earlier this month in Salina. ***** Iola’s American Legion baseball squad won the class AA Zone tournament in Garnett Monday night with a 4-2 victory over the Fort Scott team. Iola defeated Osawatomie Saturday and Garnett Sunday. The victories send the Iola Indians to the state tournament at Norton, Aug. 5-8, for the first time since 1983. 28 — GAS — The home of T. Dale and Faye Smith on U.S. 54 Highway sports sunflowers reaching more than 10 feet tall. Smith’s sunflowers droop when they are ready to be harvested and Smith dries and shells the seeds by hand. Smith also has a bountiful garden of vegetables, marigolds and a variety of other colorful flowers.

If you know anyone who lives in poverty and uses TANF or SNAP to survive, you may understand their struggle. If you don’t, you may not clearly understand what is happening while you watch them stay in a system that does not allow them a good quality of life. The best way to understand poverty is to know a poor person. Just in case that is not something available to you, give me the opportunity here to explain. There is a “thing” in the world of poverty that every member of our government, the Department for Children and Families (DCF), and people living in poverty know as the “cliff.” You should fear the cliff as much as a person who is poor fears it. It is designed to keep poor people poor. It is there to ensure that getting out of poverty and off of government programs is nearly impossible without great aid and assistance from nonprofit organizations, family members, or a core support group with resources they are willing to share. If a person finds themselves in the position of receiving government assistance for whatever reason,

Tracy Keagle Humanity House they are given limited funds and a Vision card that helps feed their family. Most families don’t plan on staying on these programs for long. They fully intend to get back to work as soon as possible and become self-sufficient once again. I’ll give an example. Mary is married and has two children. Joe, her husband, is abusive. He finally beat Mary badly enough that she needs hospitalization and to seek shelter. Her family keeps the children for her, but they have no funds or room to keep the family in their home for any great length of time. Mary and the children go into a shelter. While she is in the hospital, the husband cleans out all of the family’s material possessions, takes the only car, and leaves. Mary applies for assistance because she has been fired from her minimum wage job for missing work

while she was in the hospital. She applies for low income housing. She seeks ways to find furnishings for her home, beds for the children, a table to eat at, something to sit on. She has no car. A shelter gives Mary and her children a place to stay. But Mary cannot leave the children there while she looks for work or seeks aid. She applies for emergency housing and gets in. She moves the children in and gets her SNAP card for food. She is given $600 a month to feed her two small children and herself. She is eligible for TANF but must go after child support from her abusive ex to receive it. She is afraid because he has threatened her life and the lives of her children, so she refuses. Mary is used to working and applies for jobs when she can find someone to watch her children. She finally gets another job, and it pays $8 an hour. Her employer will only give her between 18-29 hours a week so the company does not have to provide her health insurance. Her schedule is never the same, so childcare is hard to find. But she does what she has to do because Mary wants to work.

As soon as Mary gets her first check, she notifies DCF of her income. Immediately her food assistance is lowered, and her rent goes up. Before she worked, her rent was $50 in low income housing. If she has someone who helps her pay the bills that money is counted as income and her rent goes up. When she gets her check from her employer her rent goes up around $344 even though she is only grossing close to $240 per week. Then her food assistance is cut. Mary is finding herself in the position of having to find a second job so she can pay rent, utilities, a babysitter, buy food, and pay for some kind of transportation. Mary finds a second job. Her rent goes up to $575 and her food assistance is completely cut. She pays out more for childcare and she never sees her children. Overworked, overtired, over-stressed and missing her children, Mary finds herself working but not able to provide food for her children. Mary quits her jobs. This is the cliff. Is there a solution for the cliff ? Yes. We will look into that next week. Until then kindness matters!

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Trail: Symes campaign effort takes him door-to-door Continued from A7

a house west of town. The owner answered. Symes introduced himself. “You probably don’t remember me,� the man said, “but about 32 years ago, you taught me my paper route.� The two were happy to catch up, and the resident shared his fond memories of the old reporter, proving that in a small community — in a community so tight-knit, a community where everyone knows everyone else — your best strategy for winning a person’s vote is to have been a good and decent person all along. AS THE WARM July afternoon turned into a warm July evening, the candidate continued on foot. He knocked on the door of one younger man, who had a shaved head and an elaborate neck tattoo. The man eyed Symes warily at first, but once the candidate introduced himself, the man beamed, thrilled at the chance to discuss local politics. “Well,� said Symes, at the end of their chat, “if you’ll keep me in mind, I’d appreciate it.�

Allen County commission candidate Bruce Symes introduces himself to a kitten during the course of his door-to-door campaign. Although too young to vote, the kitten claimed to agree with much of Symes’s message. REGISTER/RICK DANLEY “I will,� the man assured him. “I keep seeing your signs around. I am an active voter in our community, and I wasn’t sure — is it pronounced “simms� or is it “simes.� “Symes,� the candidate said. “Rhymes with times.�

Symes then mounted the bowed wooden porch of a house on the same block. He checked his voter rolls to see that he had the correct name. A slender, elderly woman came to the door. But then suddenly, without notice, Symes jerked his head back and away, as

if dodging a punch, before quickly regaining his composure. “[Mrs. Smith]?� said the candidate, chuckling now. “I’m Bruce Symes, and I just had a wasp fly onto my neck.� AS A REPORTER covering county commision

meetings for more than a decade, Symes is in the unique position of having sat in on more meetings than most of the elected officials who’ve passed through that office. It isn’t an essential prerequisite, Symes admits, but his institutional knowledge and his familiarity with the procedures of county government might give him a leg up, if he’s elected. Many of the conversations Symes engages in the course of his door-to-door campaigning don’t even touch on county government, at least not directly. The Lovalls, a friendly, ebullient couple on South Fourth Street, learning that Symes had recently lost his 2-year-old cat, Bumblebee, counseled the candidate to keep hope — their own cat had recently returned home after being gone for more than a year. It’s these essential kindnesses of smalltown life that Symes is at pains to help preserve. “Without sounding

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too corny,� said the reporter-turned-teacher, “I’ve been here 32 years of my 55. I’ve lived here longer than anywhere. It’s home.� Symes, the son of two public school teachers, was born and raised in the small, dusty southwest Kansas town of Lakin. “But when I moved to Iola, to southeast Kansas, I immediately fell in love with the water, the trees, the whole landscape.� Symes cited an academic study demonstrating that Allen County was on course to lose 40 percent or more of its population between now and 2040. “That concerns me,� said Symes. “We’ve got to find ways to preserve our smalltown ways of life. With fewer and fewer of us, we’ve got to find smart ways to pay for what we need and for what we want to have. I don’t know what the magic bullet is, and I don’t know if there even is one. But I do know that I want to be involved in the question of finding out.�

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Enrollment for grades K-12 will be held at the Elementary School Tuesday, August 7 from 8 a.m. - 3 p.m. & Wednesday, August 8 from 11 a.m. - 7 p.m.

Textbook/Enrollment Fee: Kindergarten-Grade 12 $25.00 NOTICE: Students who qualify for free lunches will have the textbook/enrollment fees waived. Students who qualify for reduced lunches will have one-half of their textbook fees waived. Lunch applications will be available at the time of enrollment or may be picked up at the Board Office, 801 New York Street, prior to enrollment. After enrollment, applications can be picked up at each attendance center office. Those submitting lunch applications will not be required to pay textbook/enrollment fees until the application has been reviewed. A waiver form must be completed and submitted with the lunch application in order to receive the textbook credit. Tech Fee: Grade 4-Grade 12 $25.00 NOTICE: With the 1:1 Digital Conversion each student in Grades 4-12 will be assessed a $25.00 Tech Fee. These funds will be used for the repair and maintenance of the computers. The fee is payable at enrollment when the laptop computer is assigned to the student. Students will receive a computer sleeve for their laptop computer at enrollment. Students will receive their laptop computer and all appropriate training on the first day of classes. A payment plan can be set up if a student is unable to pay the full fee upfront. Breakfast and Lunch Program: USD 258 provides breakfast and lunch to students. Nutrition can affect student learning. School meals are provided to students at a minimal cost. Parents are encouraged to pick up and complete applications for consideration of free or reduced meals based on household income. All applications are kept confidential.


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Saturday, July 28, 2018

Watkins an option for Chiefs offense ST. JOSEPH, Mo. (AP) — Sammy Watkins made quite the impression on the first day of Kansas City Chiefs training camp on Thursday. The veteran wide receiver is one of the newest options for first-year starting quarterback Patrick Mahomes. “The guy’s an unbelievable talent, he really is,” tight end Travis Kelce said of Watkins. “He’s a high-character guy, you can’t say anything wrong about him. It’s been exciting just to see him come out here and work because he’s such a great athlete and he makes you want to get better every single day.” Mahomes and Watkins teamed up to elicit the biggest cheer of the day from fans attending the opening of camp. The quarterback dropped a 60-yard pass on a breezy post route to Watkins, who hauled in the over-the-shoulder catch on the run for an easy score. Mahomes said he’s quickly developing a rapport on the field with the newcomer. “He’s a guy that will stay after and get extra work, a guy that wants to put the work in to be great,” Mahomes said. “When you have guys like that all around our team, it’s easy to build chemistry and build that kind of deep ball or if it’s a short pass or whatever it is.” Coach Andy Reid also praised the willingness of Watkins to push himself during practice, whether it’s running out routes where he’s a decoy or putting in extra reps. “I love Sammy’s attitude and his work ethic,” Reid said. “He’s all business, he’s a quiet guy. He’s all business. I love the way he goes about, a true pro.” For the first time in his career, Watkins comes into the season healthy and with a full offseason of work. That’s helping him acclimate to Reid’s West Coast offense playbook. “I’ve gotten the plays down but of course we’ve got so much to build on with chemistry and working with the guys,” Watkins said. “The offense is so bright you can’t sleep on it so everyday we’ve got to go over it and go over the installs.” The offseason addition of Watkins figures to make the Chiefs offense a puzzle for defenses this season. The team returns three 1,000-yard performers from last season, including the league’s leading

Coming up aces Roy Smith’s hole-in-one Sunday was part of a hectic and memorable week for the Allen County undersheriff. Smith drilled a hole-inone at the Allen County Country Club golf course. Smith’s ace came on the 153-yard Hole 2. He used an 8-iron. Witnesses to the feat were Johnny Riley, Derek Adams, Kevin McGuffin and Kortney McGraw. The feat came just days after the birth of a grandchild, Smith said. He followed up his memorable day on the links by landing a 6-pound bass Tuesday at a local fishing spot.

rusher in Kareem Hunt. Kelce and wide receiver Tyreek Hill topped the 1,000-yard mark in receiving yards. Kelce, who is used to frequently facing double teams and bracket coverage, sees the addition of Watkins creating opportunities for everyone across the offense. “I think we’re going to open everything up for each other,” Kelce said. “Pat’s got quite an arsenal to throw to.” It also means a lot of players to give the ball, but Reid says the group possesses a desire to win that keeps egos in check. “That’s what’s nice about having the guys we have, they all understand there’s one ball,” Reid said. “They all get it. Sammy went out ran a couple of beautiful routes where he didn’t get the ball, but ran like he was going to get it. He didn’t pull off at all. That’s a great thing to have that kind of talent.” The Chiefs open camp with just one injury issue impacting a projected starter. Inside linebacker Reggie Ragland started camp on the nonfootball injury list. He experienced a swollen knee following his flight to training camp. Reid does not believe the issue is a significant concern. “He’s in great shape, we’re just going to let it calm down, precautionary measure, let it calm down and he’ll get back out,” Reid said. “I don’t think it’s anything to go crazy about.” The Chiefs are relying on Ragland as a leader in the retooled starting defense that also includes cornerbacks Kendall Fuller and David Amerson, linebacker Anthony Hitchens and defensive tackle Xavier Williams. Those changes on defense along with the addition of Watkins and the promotion of Mahomes, puts a smile on Reid’s face. “We’ve got a lot of new faces in new places,” Reid said. “That part’s exciting. The ability to teach, that’s what we do. We got quite a little bit of teaching to do as we go here.”

This date in baseball 1958 — For the sixth time in his career, Mickey Mantle hit home runs from both sides of the plate. New York beat the Athletics 14-7. ***** 1983 — AL President Lee McPhail ruled that George Brett’s “pine tar” home run against New York on July 24 should count. The umpires had disallowed the homer because the pine tar on Brett’s bat exceeded the 18-inch limit. The rest of the game was played Aug. 18 with the Kansas City Royals beating the Yankees, 5-4. ***** 1993 — Ken Griffey Jr. tied a major league record by homering in his eighth consecutive game, but it wasn’t enough for the Seattle Mariners in a 5-1 loss to the Minnesota Twins.

AA American Legion State Tourney: Silver Lake, 7, Indians, 3

Starting pitcher Ethan Tavarez launches a pitch in Iola’s 7-3 loss to Silver Lake on Friday in the final Kansas AA American Legion State Tournament pool play game at Somerset Park in Sabetha on Friday. REGISTER/TIMOTHY EVERSON

Bats go silent Even with loss, Indians play today for trophy SABETHA — Iola’s Post 15 Indians experienced a hitch in their momentum on Friday when they lost to Silver Lake, 7-3. The Indians had a rough start in their final game of pool play in the Kansas AA American Legion State Tournament, and struggled in all aspects throughout much of the game. “We had some defensive mistakes early that cost us,” starting pitcher Ethan Tavarez said. “If we hadn’t have made those, maybe it would’ve been one run instead of four (in the first inning) and we would’ve been right there. But that and me not being able to throw strikes is what really hurt us.” Iola and Tavarez allowed Silver Lake four runs in the first inning which eclipsed the one run that they had allowed throughout the first two games of the tournament. Tavarez said he was thrown off by where the umpire was calling strikes and struggled as a result of that. “I had a hard time finding the strike zone,” Tava-

rez said. “I’ve never had an umpire like the one we had today that liked it as low as he did. I like to throw around the letters and he wasn’t having it so I struggled. Toward the end, I did better but I just had too many pitches then. It was the wrong time to start throwing strikes.” Isaac Vink came in in the fifth and allowed two runs in two innings while Kane Rogers finished things off for Iola with a 1-2-3 seventh inning. Meanwhile, the Indians’ bats were silent. Iola had only one hit through five innings to go along with a couple of walks. None crossed home plate until the sixth when, trailing 7-0, catcher Casen Barker threaded a single past second base to give Iola their second hit of the game. “I just tried to stay focused as imuch as I could so I could get something going for us,” Barker said. “We were a little flat.” Center fielder Isaac Vink got on base soon after on a fielder’s choice and third baseman Daylon Splane followed that with a double to bring home Iola’s first run of the game. An inning later, the Indians were at it again, desperately looking for a rally. Cal Leonard scored on an error and several batters later, outfielder Conor Haviland singled in Jackson Aikins to get Iola back to within four runs. That’s as far as Iola would

go. The game ended on a popout to the Silver Lake second basemen. “It shows that even though we were down seven going into the last couple of innings, we weren’t done yet,” Tavarez said. “And even the last hit was just a line-drive right to their guy and you can’t help that. We had a couple of guys that hit the ball right to their guys but they were hit hard.” THE INDIANS secured their spot in the championship bracket with their win Thursday so Friday’s game was only to determine seeding. A Hoisington win Friday evening will put the pool in a three-way tie between the Indians, Silver Lake and Hoisington. Iola has allowed the least amount of runs of the three so they will get the top seed in their pool despite Friday’s loss. If Hoisington loses, it will be just a twoway tie with Silver Lake for the top seed and the Indians would slip down to the second seed. Hoisington played Russell Friday after press time to decide seeding. If Iola is the one-seed then they’ll play the two-seed in the B-pool at 10 a.m. today. If they drop to the two-seed then they’ll play the B-pool one-seed at 12:15 p.m. The top two seeds in the B-Pool are Marysville and MarianThomas Moore Prep. They also played Friday after press time to determine who would win the B-pool.

Outfielder Kane Rogers dives for a fly ball in Iola’s 7-3 loss to Silver Lake on Friday.


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Special gift Iola Rotarians donated $3,250 this week to Iolan Alana Kinzle, who is spearheading efforts to develop a veterans memorial garden. The gift will be used to purchase a columnar stone fountain at the garden’s seating area, Kinzle said. Presenting the check to Kinzle is Tom Brigham, Iola Rotary Club president. COURTESY PHOTO

Iola man injured in crash Iolan Don Diebolt is in a Kansas City hospital following a one-vehicle accident late Tuesday night in rural Anderson County that wasn’t discovered for several hours. Diebolt was traveling about three-quarters of a mile south of Westphalia when he apparently missed a turn and traveled more than 80 feet into a field before overturning. Diebolt was towing a


trailer. Michelle Diebolt, Don’s daughter, said in his attempt to walk back to the roadway, Diebolt collapsed. It wasn’t until Wednesday morning that he was spotted by a passerby. “The vehicle was far enough off the road, it would have been almost impossible to see the vehicle through the night hours,” Anderson County Sheriff Vernon Valentine said in a press release. Valentine said Diebolt left Westphalia at about 10:30 p.m. Tuesday. The cause of the accident remains under

investigation. Diebolt was taken to Anderson County Hospital and later transferred to St. Luke’s Medical Center of Kansas City, Mo., where he remains in the hospital’s intensive care unit. Michelle Diebolt said doctors are keeping her father sedated for the time being. He has been on a ventilator since arriving at the hospital, although his breathing is improving. He also is being treated for a head injury, his daughter said. “He’s slowly improving,” Michelle Diebolt said.

Hanging around Kevin Reese, an artist from Washington, D.C., makes final tweaks to a mobile hanging from the ceiling of the new entrance to the Bowlus Fine Arts Center. The Iola Rotary Club donated about $6,000 for the mobile, which represents all aspects of Bowlus activities including music, theater and art. Reese also made mobiles at Iola schools. REGISTER/VICKIE MOSS

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Lawrence eyes ban on plastic LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — A local advisory board in Lawrence will look at whether the city can participate in reducing the amount of disposable plastics it uses. The Lawrence Journal-World reports that the city’s Sustainability Advisory Board voted this month to prioritize the issue of single-use plastics. The board is forming a community work group to study single-use plastics like plastic bags, straw and food containers. Plastic bags have been scrutinized in some communities because of their difficulty to recycle. Lawrence’s curbside recycling program doesn’t accept plastic grocery bags. Plastic straws have more recently come under the spotlight, with Seattle banning them starting this month. The work group will include community members who’ll bring a recommendation to the board after conducting research. The board will provide a recommendation to the City Commission.


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1. Pocono déjà vu

A slightly hesitant thumbs-up, but a thumbs-up nonetheless. Kyle generally seems OK with rough-and-tumble racing whenever he turns out on top, but he’s not always fine when he’s the victim. Sunday at New Hampshire, he was the victim as Kevin Harvick gave him the thump-andrun in the late laps. It was enough to move onlookers to the edge of their seats, wondering what might follow.

2. Charlotte crashes Not long ago, Martin Truex Jr. celebrated with a burnout after winning June’s Pocono Raceway Cup race. [AP/DERIK HAMILTON] temporary tire barrier.

3. Silly season? It’s getting to that time of year when rumors start flying about the status of teams, drivers and sponsors for the next season of competition. Kurt Busch has started talking about his lack of a contract

with Stewart-Haas Racing in 2019. Meanwhile, Jimmie Johnson will lose his primary sponsor Lowe’s after 2018 runs its course, and 5-hour Energy won’t be back next year with Martin Truex Jr. All of this news is not so silly.

— Godwin Kelly,


THREE THINGS WE LEARNED 1. Few leftovers As many as 40 stock cars can start a Cup Series race, but only three drivers are winning, and so the “Big 3” is alive and well. Through 20 races, Kevin Harvick, Kyle Busch and Martin Truex Jr. have won 15 of them. Harvick and Busch have finished 1-2 four times this season.

2. Denny’s deal Denny Hamlin has the feel of that guy paddling harder but going slower in the rowboat. He finished 13th at New Hampshire. “(The car) just would not turn,” he

Compelling questions ... and maybe a few actual answers

Thumbs-up for Kyle Busch after New Hampshire runner-up?

If it seems like the Cup Series was just at Pocono Raceway, you are not going bananas. NASCAR held an event there on June 3, and six races later, they are back in the mountain region of Pennsylvania. The “Tricky Triangle” has long been the track with two Cup race dates closest together. This tradition started in 1982 when Bobby Allison swept both races that season.

The Charlotte road-course race later this season should be interesting. Several drivers crashed heavily (as they say in sports-car racing) after an open test on the officially dubbed and trademarked ROVAL (road course/oval). The track will use the road course for its Sept. 30 Cup Series playoff race. William Byron got the worst of it. His No. 24 Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet failed to make the hard left turn off the oval and slammed into a


And … nothing? Not much. Kyle did say, “How you race is how you get raced,” which some might see as an ominous warning to Harvick. But it also could’ve been Kyle admitting that he’s been in Harvick’s shoes before and shouldn’t complain about being on the other side of that “transaction.” Also, there’s this: Not many guys in that garage want to mess with Kevin Harvick. That might’ve also played a role in Kyle’s newfound congeniality.

— Ken Willis, ken.willis

said. “I think our cars have speed, we just have to do the best to get our setup on there that we can be aggressive with.”

3. Head to head


In their head-to-head statistical comparison in the No. 6 Roush Fenway Racing Ford, Trevor Bayne has scored the best finish this season. He was 12th at Texas. Matt Kenseth’s best finish was 13th at Pocono. Kenseth was 15th at New Hampshire, with Pocono 2 on deck.

— Godwin Kelly,

Kevin Harvick is all smiles as he holds up a large lobster in Victory Lane after winning Sunday’s race at New Hampshire. [AP/MARY SCHWALM]

WINNER: Kevin Harvick REST OF TOP 5: Kyle Busch, Martin Truex Jr., Chase Elliott, Kyle Larson FIRST ONE OUT: Ty Dillon DARK HORSE: Denny Hamlin DON’T BE SURPRISED IF: Harvick continues with his season trend of winning consecutive races. 511 S. State St. Iola, Kansas






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