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Strickler eager for herd’s return By BOB JOHNSON

ment were saved — which means the dairy will return to twice-a-day milking of 16 head at a time.

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Few things are more worthless, from a dairyman’s perspective, than a dry milk cow that isn’t pregnant. That was an overriding concern for Steve Strickler four weeks ago after the milk parlor at Strickler Dairy burned at the northeast corner of Iola. About 350 high-grade Holsteins were being milked twice a day and the result of the fire was that Strickler had no place to continue the chore. “Within 15 hours, we had them all moved, 250 to a dairy near Hiattville and 100 to Prescott,” he said. That was the initial stopgap measure. “We had to get them somewhere quickly so they could be milked,” Strickler observed. “If a cow isn’t milked, it gets awfully painful for her right away and eventually they dry themselves up.” The Hiattville dairy had been milking 140 heads, and could assimilate the additional cows for only so long. “They (at Hiattville) went from their normal schedule to milking 24 hours a day,” he said. The Kansas dairy frater-

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Steve Strickler thinks his milk parlor, extensively damaged by fire Jan. 21, will be back in operation by early March. nity has become a small, tight group in recent years and within days Strickler had 100 cows each at dairies near Syracuse and Jetmore, as well as others at Hiattville and Prescott. A farm near Newton is caring for 15 maternity

cows. “All the guys really rallied around to get the cows out to where they needed to be,” he said. Initially, Strickler thought his milk parlor, and an addition to house an office, break

Local playwright brings laughs to ACC stage By ALLISON TINN

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Many artists attribute their success to an inspiration or a muse. Iolan Nicholas Olson has a fleet of inspiring people. His wife, parents and his mentor and Allen Community College theater director, Tony Piazza, are all on Olson’s side pushing him to fulfill his dream of being a playwright. “I would not have written as much if it weren’t for Paige (wife), Tony and my parents,” Olson said. “They make me do something I enjoy.” Five of Olson’s one-act plays will be performed and directed by ACC students and Piazza Feb. 28 through March 2, as part of the cleverly named production, “Nic at Night.”

my writing. It helps with perspective,” Olson said. Though Olson brings personal experience to his writings, he also likes to add whimsical elements to make what he writes more entertaining. “Everyone lives a normal life. I like to bring a little whimsy so the audience can enjoy someone else’s ridiculous life,” Olson said. “It gets people out of their boring life for a little bit and have a good time.” The Nic at Night plays are “A Successful Robbery,” where two guys try to rob a bank and the bank teller is extremely unhelpful; “Grim Intervention,” where fairy tale characters, predominately female, have an intervention, which Olson wrote be-

“ Everyone lives a normal life. I like to bring a little whimsy so the audience can enjoy someone else’s ridiculous life. It gets people out of their boring life for a little bit and have a good time.

Olson, manager at Sterling Six Cinema, attended ACC from 2005 to 2007. He began putting his own experiences to paper and wrote his first one-act play in 2006. “I like bringing life into

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cause he had never written a play with strong female characters; “Chat with Ralph,” based on his and Paige’s cat; “Predictable,” in which high school students meet a psychic; and followed by “So this

room and storage, might be completed within a month so the cows could return to Iola. “Now it looks like it’s going to be sometime in early March,” he said. The parlor itself won’t be enlarged — piping and equip-

ALL INDICATIONS are the fire rekindled from one that occurred earlier on the fateful day. “We were having some welding done and there was a fire in the afternoon,” Strickler said. “Everyone thought it was out, but then it apparently came back in the wall that night. “I got a call at 11 o’clock — I already was asleep — that there was a fire and when I got to the milk parlor it was full of smoke and still had cows in it. I guess the guys were just frozen by what was happening. “We got the cows out and I told everyone to do what they could with water hoses we had,” Strickler said. “I was standing on a gate with a hose in one hand and my cell phone in the other, calling 911. “I asked that the fire trucks not use their sirens, and they apparently didn’t. That would have scared the cows and we’d have had three-fourths of Iola out here.” The response was so See STRICKLER | Page A4

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One Time,” based on his time in Lawrence while Paige was going to college and he was working as a gas station attendant. “It is exciting for me to have a local playwright,” Piazza said. “He has such a knack for play writing and an ear for dialogue.” Piazza has taken on the role of Olson’s literary agent. They have sent out some of his work to publishing companies. Olson received a rejection letter from one of the publishing companies, but it wasn’t anything that could keep Olson’s spirits down. The letter said Olson’s work, though good, was outside the See OLSON | Page A4

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A referee raises Trey Colborn’s hand in victory Saturday at the 4A regional wrestling tournament in Pittsburg. Colborn won third place n the 285-pound division with a win over Field Kindley High’s Austin Ryder, qualifying for state.

Move shows GOP angst in tax debate

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Taking the scenic route

President Barack Obama departs the White House on board Marine One, to travel to Decatur, Ga., on Thursday in Washington, DC. Vol. 115, No.79

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Leaders of the Kansas Senate’s Republican supermajority are signaling that they’re nervous about the prospects for passing legislation this year to further overhaul the state’s tax system after massive income tax cuts last year. The tipoff was a change in the Senate’s handling of a technical bill correcting flaws in last year’s tax-cutting law after the House passed it early last week. GOP leaders initially planned to have the full Senate debate the measure within days, anticipating it would pass unchanged and go to Republican Gov. Sam Brownback. But top senators postponed the debate until at least this week, when the measure could be considered

John Hanna An AP news analysis alongside more significant tax proposals. Senate GOP leaders now expect to marry this year’s changes to the corrections of last year’s law in the Housepassed bill. It’s an example of how legislative procedure can be significant, because top Senate Republicans are moving to increase chances that Brownback will achieve his goal of stabilizing the budget while promising future income tax reductions. “We want to control the de75 Cents

bate,” said Senate Majority Leader Terry Bruce, a conservative Hutchinson Republican. Brownback wants to phase in a second round of cuts in individual income tax rates over the next four years. His plan also promises further reductions in rates in future years if the state’s economy is robust enough. But the governor and legislators also must stabilize the budget after last year’s tax reductions. Brownback has proposed eliminating two popular income tax deductions for homeowners and canceling a drop in the state’s sales tax scheduled for July. The Senate Assessment and Taxation Committee last week endorsed a bill containSee DEBATE | Page A2

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H Debate ing most of Brownback’s plan. Opinions differ widely on what GOP senators are likely to approve, but Bruce believes his chamber is likely to pass something similar to the committee’s version. Following a traditional process, the Senate bill would go to the House, where it almost certainly would be amended heavily before final approval. Three negotiators for each chamber would draft a final version of the bill and present their compromise to each chamber for an up-or-down vote. Amending the Senate’s tax plan into the House’s technical bill could substantially shorten the process of passing major tax legislation. If the House’s technical bill becomes the vehicle for this year’s tax overhaul, senators would rewrite the bill and pass it. House leaders would ask for negotiations and talks would ensue, even though the House hasn’t passed — or even debated — its own plan. Legislators would cut a big step out of their process — and possibly avoid big roadblocks to anything passing.

Negotiators for the two chambers might not even have to reach agreement. If talks proved contentious, pressure would build on the House to accept the Senate’s tax plan wholesale in a single vote to approve all Senate amendments to the House’s technical bill. “By embarking on this kind of a strategy, you

can. While Brownback pitches his package of proposals as a five-year plan to reduce income taxes, he’s facing criticism because the mix would net the state more than $1.1 billion in new revenues in the first three years — before taxpayers saw the bulk of the benefits from lowering individual income

“ By embarking in this kind of strategy,

you are basically cutting the House out of any sort of meaningful debate or dialogue on what the tax bill ought to look like. — Senate Minority Leader Anthony Hensley

are basically cutting the House out of any sort of meaningful debate or dialogue on what the tax bill ought to look like,” said Senate Minority Leader Anthony Hensley, a Topeka Democrat. And some GOP senators are pessimistic about the House’s ability to fashion and pass a tax plan. “I can’t say what is going to be viable or not viable,” said Senate Assessment and Taxation Committee Chairman Les Donovan, a conservative Wichita Republi-

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tax rates. Also, some legislators don’t like keeping the sales tax rate at its current 6.3 percent rate because it breaks a promise made three years ago. Lawmakers boosted the tax then to balance the budget — at the urging of Brownback’s Democratic predecessor, Mark Parkinson — but said the tax would decrease to 5.7 percent in July. And the Kansas Association of Realtors has mounted an aggressive campaign to save the two income tax deductions,

for the property taxes Kansans pay on their homes and the interest on their home mortgages. Before lawmakers convened their annual session in January, some Brownback critics worried that the Legislature would rubber stamp his policies. Fellow conservatives run both chambers, and Republicans have majorities of 32-8 in the Senate and 92-33 in the House. But questions arose last month about whether the House is as friendly to Brownback as critics had supposed. The trigger for the doubts was a relatively slim majority — 68 of 125 votes — for a bill prohibiting public employee unions from automatically deducting money from members’ paychecks to help finance political activities. The measure is favored by the GOP right and the powerful, conservative-leaning Kansas Chamber of Commerce. Meanwhile, even Brownback allies in the House have said they’ll be searching for alternatives to his tax proposals. Thus, some senators weren’t surprised when the Senate’s GOP leaders hedged against potential problems by holding onto the House’s technical tax bill.

Kansas briefs Wichita airport reports slight drop in passengers

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Wichita’s Mid-Continent Airport says the number of passengers in 2012 fell 2 percent. The airport says the decline is the result of some airlines dropping flights from Wichita. Frontier Airlines halted service to Denver in November, a loss of about 200 seats each way. And Allegiant Air stopped seasonal service to Los Angeles in August 2011. Air carriers offered 33 daily departures out of Wichita in December, down from 53 daily flights in 2003. At the same time, 1.51 million passengers flew in and out of the airport, compared with 1.41 million in 2003. Passenger traffic in Wichita peaked in 2008 at 1.62 million. The Wichita Eagle reports Southwest Airlines plans to enter the Wichita market on June 2, which is expected to add flights and service.

Call for prostitute ends with 3 in jail in Wichita

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Wichita police say three people were arrested after a man couldn’t pay for the prostitute he called to his home.

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Police went to the 33-year-old man’s home early Sunday after a neighbor reported a disturbance. Spokesman Sgt. Bart Brunscheen says the man apparently wasn’t able to pay the full amount he owed the prostitute. She and an associate returned and forced their way into the man’s home, where the woman took his cell phone. The homeowner was charged with soliciting a prostitute. The 24-year-old woman was charged with burglary and prostitution and her 28-year-old associate was charged with aggravated burglary and being a felon in possession of a firearm.

Kan. education budgets to be presented

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Two committees in the Kansas Legislature are close to finishing their work on proposed spending for public schools and the six regents universities. The House Appropriations Committee planned to hear a subcommittee’s recommendation Monday for funding K-12 education for the next two academic years. Kansas spends more than $3 billion on public schools annually. In the Senate, the

Ways and Means Committee will review funding proposals for the University of Kansas and its medical center, as well as Kansas State, Wichita State, Pittsburg, Emporia and Fort Hays State universities. All of the spending recommendations will be folded into a state government budget bill to be debated in the coming weeks.

Kan. lobbyist spending reported at $765K for 2012

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Lobbyists in Kansas reported spending almost 6 percent more in 2012 to influence state government officials than they did in 2011. A report released this month by the state Governmental Ethics Commission said 550 lobbyists reported spending a total of $765,000 last year. That’s $43,000 more than the figure for 2011. The biggest jump in spending was on newsletters and other communications from groups to their members or from companies to their employees, urging them to contact state officials. The figure for 2012 was almost $115,000, compared to less than $20,000 in 2011. But spending on media advertising dropped to about $135,000 last

year from $186,000 in 2011. Lobbyists also reported spending almost $477,000 on providing free food for state officials.

Kansas bill seeks to help students with dyslexia

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Advocates of children with dyslexia are hoping Kansas lawmakers will pass a bill this year that spells out how schools serve students with dyslexia. The Topeka CapitalJournal reports that a bill in the Senate would require schools to offer 90 minutes of specialized instruction per day outside the student’s regular classroom time. That instruction would take place in smaller groups or one-on-one. Some parents contend the measure is necessary because they say many children with dyslexia go undiagnosed and that if they are diagnosed, those students often don’t receive the specialized instruction they need. Dyslexia is a learning condition that involves difficulty with reading and spelling. Under federal law, students with dyslexia qualify for special education services. Opponents say the bill is redundant and a violation of federal law.

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Mostly clear

Sunday morning Pastor Steve Traw’s message was “with God in the wilderness (beyond the veil)” from Hebrews 10:19-25. Special music was provided by the Cunninghams with Betty singing “My Wonderful, Wonderful Lord” accompanied by Glenn at the piano and Matthew and Elizabeth with violins.

Tonight, mostly clear. Much colder. Lows 20 to 25. Northwest winds 5 to 15 mph. Tuesday, sunny, colder. Highs 40 to 45. Northwest winds 10 to 15 mph. Tuesday night, partly cloudy. Lows near 20. Northeast winds 5 to 10 mph. Wednesday, partly sunny. A 20 percent chance of rain or snow in the afternoon. Highs near 40. East winds 10 to 15 mph. Wednesday night, freezing rain or snow, sleet and thunderstorms. Lows near 30. Chance of precipitation 90 percent. Thursday, cloudy with light freezing rain or snow and sleet in the morning, then partly sunny with a slight chance of rain in the afternoon. Highs in the mid 40s. Chance of precipitation 80 percent.

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Loren Howerton

Loren Millard Howerton, 77, rural Iola, passed away Friday, Feb. 15, 2013, at Kansas Heart Hospital in Wichita. Loren was born April 24, 1935 at Savonburg, the son of Olaf M. “Bill” and Lillian (Austin) Howerton. He was united in marriage to Patricia Ann Baker on Dec. 21, 1965, in Miami, Okla. He drove a truck before farming and raising cattle. After retiring he and his wife along with his brothers and their wives traveled on vacations to most of the United States. He enjoyed hunting and fishing, especially for big yellow catfish. Loren was an early member of the Iola Rural Fire Department, Storm Watchers and operated an amateur radio station (ham AIØT) since 1978. Survivors are his wife, Patricia Howerton; one brother, Roger How-

erton, Alamogordo, N.M.; two sisters-inlaws, Melba Howerton, El Cajon, Calif., and Patsy Howerton, Yuma, Ariz.; nieces and nephews; one sister-in-law they helped raise after Pat’s mother died, Traci Ridge, Iola. He was preceded in death by three brothers, Gary D., Bernard and Darrell Howerton, and a sister, Winnie Simmons. Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at WaughYokum & Friskel Chapel in Iola. Funeral service will be 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at Waugh-Yokum & Friskel Chapel. Burial will be at Swedish Cemetery, Savonburg. Memorial choices are Hospital Equipment Fund of Allen County Community Foundation or Allen County Historical Society and may be left with Waugh-Yokum & Friskel Memorial Chapel. Online condolences for the family may be left at www.iolafuneral.com.

Calendar

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Tuesday

Allen County Commissioners meeting, 8:30 a.m., Allen County Courthouse. Corleone’s grand opening, ribbon cutting, 11 a.m., Corleone’s, 2402 N. State St. Iola Kiwanis Club, noon, meeting room at Allen Community College student center.

Wednesday

Veterans Day Committee meeting, 7 p.m., Alfred Link’s home, 623 D. Sycamore.

Thursday

Rotary Club, noon, The New Greenery. Take Off Pounds Sensibly No. KS 880, Iola, 5 p.m. weighin, 5:30 meeting, Calvary United Methodist Church, 118 W. Jackson. Allen County Community College Board of Trustees meeting, 6 p.m., student center. Endurance Traumatic Brain Injury Support Group, 7 p.m., First Assembly of God, 1020 E. Carpenter.

Friday

Senior Citizens and Card Club potluck dinner, 5:30 p.m., senior citizens center, 204 N. Jefferson.

Coming event Feb. 25

Unity Club meeting, 1:30 p.m., B&B Cafe. Carol Immel will be the hostess and the program will be given by Kit McGuffin.

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Keep public business fully transparent You just knew after last year’s brouhaha about the governor’s meetings at Cedar Crest that some state legislators would look for a way to retaliate. Their plan materialized last week in the introduction of two bills, one in the Senate and one in the House, that would eviscerate the underpinnings of the Kansas Open Meetings Act if approved. Apparently, pesky reporters and nosey citizens who believe in open government are making it difficult for public officials to do their jobs. House Bill 2336 and Senate Bill 200 would rewrite KOMA in such a way that any gathering deemed a “social event” could be used as subterfuge for public discussion of virtually any issue. Language in HB 2336 would let every public official in the state of Kansas — not just legislators — off the hook if a gathering didn’t lead the body or agency to “deliberate specific matters” under their purview. SB 200 would allow such gatherings as long as discussions didn’t lead to the formulation of policy or to a vote of the body. KOMA is not just about how a public official votes; it’s about the process that led to that vote. Citizens have a fundamental right to know what influences played a part in a decision,

Doug Anstaett A KPA news analysis not just whether someone ultimately voted “yes” or “no.” That’s why we pay close attention to who contributes to campaigns, who pays big bucks to lobby legislators and who shows up at meetings as opponents and proponents of issues. If such legislation is approved and “social gatherings” are allowed to be used as a cover for previously illegal public discussions of the issues, citizens will be shut out of the political process. Even more, the “social gathering” opportunities for public officials will skyrocket, emboldening those with influence to peddle and the deep pockets to pay for it. Let’s hope those state lawmakers advocating open government principles prevail over those who would return our political system to the proverbial “smoke-filled rooms” of the past. Kansans should rise up in protest of this blatant attempt to usurp the power of the people.

Know the law Not only should public officials of all ilk make available to public scrutiny all that they do, they also should avail themselves of any and all opportunities to know what is contained in open meetings and open records laws, down to the fine print. All governing bodies have attorneys to advise them, but often those attorneys aren’t present when questions about either law surfaces. Executive sessions, for example, occasionally occur because of discussion that unfolds during a meeting, not as a foregone conclusion beforehand. Tutorials on the laws are held periodically by state-

wide school, county and municipal organizations. Public officials should take advantage. Also, special sessions may be arranged and would be a capital idea, particularly for newly elected officials. The Kansas Press Associations — and surely other applicable bodies — provide condensed versions of each law that are handy to have. They’re easy to read and to the point. Ignorance of the law, the age-old saying goes, is no excuse, and shouldn’t be lost on public officials. And, transparency in government never has been more essential than today. — Bob Johnson

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Senator on the growl WASHINGTON — Lindsey Graham is turning himself into the mad dog of Capitol Hill. First, the Republican senator from South Carolina opposed Chuck Hagel’s nomination to be defense secretary because of Hagel’s foreign policy views. Then he argued that Hagel had not produced sufficient background material. Now he’s arguing against Hagel because of the administration’s handling of the attack on U.S. diplomats in Benghazi, Libya, last September — when Hagel was a professor at Georgetown University. “I am going to fight the idea of jamming somebody through until we get answers about what the president did personally when it came to the Benghazi debacle,” he said in the Senate TV studio Wednesday, a day before his unprecedented filibuster of a nominee to a national-security Cabinet post. “How do you respond to critics who say you’re just moving the goal posts?” CNN’s Dana Bash asked. “Oh, I’m going to take every opportunity. I’m not denying it,” he answered. “You are moving the goal posts?” Bash asked. Several of us in the room chuckled. “No!” Graham said, then explained how he was indeed moving the posts. “I’m going to hit you and keep hitting you, absolutely,” he said, raising his voice. Thumping the lectern, he added, “You better believe I’m not going to let this thing go.” Fox News’ Chad Pergram pointed out that the treatment he was giving Hagel was in a “rare category.” Graham made a fist. “Am I supposed to sit on the sidelines and be a good compliant Republican and just let this administration not account for what I think is a national security breakdown of monumental proportions?” He add-

ed that “I guaran-damn-tee you” that Democrats would treat a Republican president

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Washington Post Writers Group even worse. And I guaran-damn-tee you this: Graham’s antics have as much to do with events in Columbia, S.C., as with events in Washington. His sentiments are no doubt genuine, but the ferocity with which he has been attacking the Obama administration — taking a high-profile role on Benghazi, Susan Rice, Hagel and gun control — are helping him to repel a tea party primary challenge at home. Graham acknowledged the pressure when I asked him about the influence of homestate politics on his recent actions. “You know, I’m in a red state. I know I’m always exposed in a Republican primary,” he said. But he argued, correctly, that he continues to take a leading role on immigration, which infuriates many conservatives. “I think it’s positive for me to one day beat the hell out of them and the next day see if we can do a deal,” he said. He described his role in the opposition as a balance between saying “yes for the common good of the country where you can” and saying “no because you need to.” The problem is Graham, to get through the 2014 primary, needs to say “no” more often now. And Congress can hardly afford for one of its few remaining dealmakers to take an obstreperous turn. But perhaps Graham should be given some slack. The Republican primary system has gone haywire, and this may be the only

way a sensible lawmaker can survive it. Not too long ago, Graham had been in deep trouble with South Carolina conservatives because of his talk about climate-change legislation, his votes for both of Obama’s Supreme Court nominees, his criticism of the Bush administration’s wiretapping and interrogation programs, and his championing of “Grahamnesty” immigration reforms. But the gradual repositioning has apparently worked. A survey by Public Policy Polling in December found that the percentage of Republicans saying they would vote for him in a primary has climbed to 51 percent from 37 percent in January 2011. And Graham isn’t letting up. At a hearing on gun control, he unnerved a witness, a U.S. attorney, by beginning his questions with a blunt inquiry: “Do you own a gun?” At a Benghazi hearing, he got the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff to admit he was “surprised” about Hillary Clinton’s ignorance of the ambassador to Libya’s request for more security shortly before he was killed. And Graham delivered a memorable hectoring of Hagel for the nominee’s prior claim that lawmakers are “intimidated” by the Israel lobby. “Name one,” Graham challenged. Hagel couldn’t. Graham, who has voted the conservative line 90 percent of the time over his career, argues that his new positions are consistent with his previous ones — and they are. But the difference is in the emphasis. In order to survive the Republicans’ backward primary system, Graham needs to de-emphasize anything that might make him appear to be reasonable.       Dana Milbank’s email address is danamilbank@washpost.com.

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20 — Twenty-one Iola High School students are building a house at 410 N. Third, which will be sold when it is completed. The building trades program is taught by Larry Barnett. It was started two years ago as a cooperative effort between the school districts in Iola, Moran and Humboldt. Humboldt and Moran also have houses under construction. 21 — Berg employees were warned today that a ruling by the U.S. Department of Transportation would reduce employment here. Sergio Campanini, company president, said the current requirement for anti-lock brakes on tractortrailers may be lifted, which could result in fewer orders

for the equipment and a loss of employment here. The brake systems are a significant part of the plant’s output, he said. 22 — Jan. 27, 1928, spurred on by Dolly Adams, 83 working women pounded out and signed a constitution and bylaws for a Business and Professional Women’s Club in Iola. The charter from national headquarters was presented to representatives of the Iola club in February of that year at a district meeting in Fort Scott. Last night Thelma Roberts, a past president of the Iola club, gave members and guests a brief history of the 50 years of the Iola organization’s activities. Truly a service club, she said, during World

War II members were active in such things as the sale of war bonds, blood donor drives, preparing bandages and helping the war effort in other ways. At the present time the club provides a gift for the outstanding Iola High School senior girl and finances two scholarships to Allen County Community Junior College. 24 — MORAN — Planning for a new water supply for Moran is going ahead despite a threat to federal funding. Moran now depends on Katy Lake for its residential and commercial water supply. The lake is small, has silted in and is not reliable during dry periods. Water usage had to be curtailed during the dry period in 1976.


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caused extensive damage, Strickler pointed out that the 7,000-gallon stainless steel milk storage tank was saved. “That’s not just something to go out and buy,” he said. “They are cus-

tried to avoid looking at it — really have only since the fire. I get pretty emotional when I see it empty.

company’s market. The feedback made Olson smile because, “someone who doesn’t know me said they enjoyed it and I was doing a good job,” Olson said. “I just need to continue doing it, I have to keep at it.” Olson, whose wife Paige recently had a baby boy, strives to find time for writing. He said the easiest way for him to fall asleep is by sitting at his computer at night, writing down his thoughts. Out of those thoughts have come

Canning jars candles

This idea is perfect for the summer nights sitting on your patio. Get some of your old — or new from Walmart — canning jars and wrap wire around them. Hang them from plant or towel hangers. Put some sand in the bottom to secure them from flying away and put a candle inside. Light them on those nice summer nights when you are sitting on your patio with a nice cold lemonade.

— Steve Strickler, dairy farmer

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tom built and that takes time.” His options, in the days after the fire, were to sell his herd, build a new parlor or rebuild what was left, which included the piping system and concrete stem walls. “Rebuilding was the choice because of cost, although it’s going to be at least $120,000 and probably more, with no guarantee yet on insurance,” he said, noted the rebuilding option was “a lot simpler and quicker.” Meanwhile, a large barn near the parlor, undamaged by the fire, stands as a stark reminder of the herd it has sheltered for years between the cows’ twice-a-day treks to the milk parlor. “I’ve tried to avoid looking at it — really have only once since the fire,” Strickler said. “I get pretty emotional when I see it empty.”

If you are anything like me I love zucchini. I think it has a natural good flavor. So when I saw this recipe I thought it would be a perfect substitute for pizza. You take a few zucchinis, depending on how many people are eating them, and cut them in half. Drizzle some reduced fat mozzarella cheese, add some cherry tomatoes and some fresh basil. Bake in the oven until the cheese crisps up and the zucchini is tender.

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some of the one-acts that will be performed at ACC. “Here in the next couple of months I will probably have something written about being a dad and being a man during the pregnancy,” Olson said. Olson said he is not one for writing stories too serious. He enjoys writing with humor, things that make people laugh. On Feb. 28, a reception will be held where audience members can mingle and get to know Olson. The performances begin at 7:30 p.m.

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House is downplaying its draft immigration proposal as merely a backup plan if lawmakers don’t come up with an overhaul of their own. It won’t be necessary, Republican and Democratic lawmakers alike are telling the Obama administration. White House chief of staff Denis McDonough said Sunday that President Barack Obama wants to “be prepared” in case the small bipartisan group of senators fails to devise a plan for the estimated 11 million illegal immigrants in the United States. In response, lawmakers assured the White House they are working on their own plan — and warned that Obama would be heading toward failure if the White House gets ahead of them. “We will be prepared with our own plan if these ongoing talks between Republicans and Democrats up on Capitol Hill break down,” McDonough said, add-

ing he’s optimistic they would not crumble. But he was equally realistic about the fierce partisanship on Capitol Hill. “Well, let’s make sure that it doesn’t have to be proposed,” McDonough said of the president’s pitch, first reported on USA Today’s website late Saturday. Even so, the administration is moving forward on its own immigration agenda should one of Obama’s top priorities get derailed. The administration’s proposal would create a visa for those in the country illegally and allow them to become legal permanent residents within eight years. The proposal also requires businesses to know the immigration status of their workers and adds more funding for border security. It drew immediate criticism from Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., one of the eight lawmakers searching for a comprehensive plan. “If actually proposed, the president’s bill would be dead on arrival in

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stealthy that some nearby residents didn’t know about the fire until the next day. “The good thing was no cows or people were hurt, other than when I fell off the gate,” he added. When he had time the next day to assess all that was occurring, Strickler said he wanted to keep the cows all together and thought that was going to be possible at Syracuse, a dairy that daily milks 4,300 head. “I had 10 trucks lined up, but then he (the Syracuse owner) called back and said he a bunch of heifers coming from California that were about ready to calf and he couldn’t take all 350 of my cows,” Strickler recounted. “But, everyone was extremely kind to do all they have to help out.” Even so, Strickler knows things won’t be as they were when the cows start trooping into the rebuilt milk parlor in two or three weeks. “They’ll never be the same,” he said. “Cows are creatures of habit. When you change their routine they hate it. “Right now they’re getting different feed, being milked at different times and some will come back not pregnant.” Cows having calves each year is an integral part of the dairy business. “I did see my cows in Syracuse last weekend and I was pleasantly surprised at how good they looked,” Strickler said.

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The tactic could complicate the administration’s work with Congress. David Axelrod, who was a senior adviser to Obama’s re-election campaign, acknowledged today that it likely was a mistake for news of the Obama immigration plan to be made public. Appearing on MSNBC, Axelrod said in an interview from Chicago that “the mistake here was to disseminate it so widely within the administration” and said he believes that White House officials would “take it back” if they could.

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Wrestlers earn state berths Colborn, Misenhelter qualify in 4A PITTSBURG — The Iola High Mustangs qualified two more wrestlers Saturday for the upcoming state tournament on a successful day on the mat for the IHS squad. Bryce Misenhelter and Trey Colborn both earned state berths during the second day of action at the Class 4A regional tournament in Pittsburg. They will join teammate Stephen Colborn in Salina for state, which begins Friday. What head coach Brad Carson deemed as “winnable matches” for Colborn and Misenhelter proved to be just that. Misenhelter came out in full form against Kylan Dixon of Frontenac for the consolation semifinal match in the 182-pound division. A close first round had both wrestler with six points from reversals and near-pins. Misenhelter came out fighting in the second round, and it proved to be too much for his opponent. He flipped Dixon on a hard move and had his shoulders on the mat, midway through the period. Colborn’s match went a similar direction. A slow first period left Colborn and Field Kindley High’s Austin Ryder scoreless. The second period was another story. Colborn made a quick move underneath, putting Ryder on his heels. Another quick move earned Colborn the pin. THE FINAL matches in the

match in the 285-pound division was slow for the first two rounds. Both wrestlers danced around the mat — vying for better footing and position. The third round began much the same, until Col-

in Springfield, Mo. SATURDAY’S loss in the opener spoiled a gutty effort by Allen’s Tanner Lee, who scattered nine hits over six innings before giving up a leadoff walk in the bottom of the seventh. Lucas Westervelt came on in relief and gave up two hits, including the two-out single by St. Louis to end the game. Seminole took a 1-0 lead in the bottom of the first before Tim Lewis, Garrett Rasch and Nate Arnold opened the top of the fourth with singles. Sigg grounded into a double play, scoring Lewis, for the Red Devils’ only run of the inning. Seminole went back up 2-1 with a run in the bottom of the sixth, setting up the cli-

mactic seventh. Lee gave up nine hits and four walks over six innings with seven strikeouts. Lewis went 3-for-3 on the day, all on singles. Clint Heffern added a single for the Red Devils. THE TROJANS scored in all five innings of its 11-1 win, taking advantage of nine hits, five walks and four Allen errors. The Red Devils, conversely, could muster only three hits. Rasch reached on a walk and stole a base before scoring on an RBI single by Arnold in the top of the third. Sigg had led off the inning with a double, but was picked off prior to Arnold’s single. See ACC | Page B2

Second-ranked Coffeyville wins COFFEYVILLE — Facing the second-ranked NJCAA squad on the road is tough enough at full strength. But take away Allen Community College’s secondleading scorer, and the task gets even more daunting. The Red Devils stayed within shouting distance early on until host Coffeyville Community College closed the first half with a  20-4 run. Allen clawed back to within eight points in the second half, but could not stay with the powerful Ravens in a 7955 loss. The defeat snapped Allen’s two-game winning streak. The Red Devils play twice at home this week, hosting Labette today and Kansas City, Kan., Wednesday before closing the regular season with two games on the road.

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Seminole sweeps Red Devils SEMINOLE, Okla. — A walk-off win by Seminole Junior College spoiled a memorable spring debut by Allen Community College’s Jerrik Sigg Saturday. The Iola native drilled a game-tying homer home run in the Red Devils’ seasonopener on the first pitch he saw in the top of the seventh with Allen trailing 2-1. But the Trojans responded with a walk-off single by Phillipe Craig St. Louis in the bottom of the inning in Seminole’s 3-2 win. The defeat set the tone for the rest of the series for Allen, which subsequently dropped 11-1 and 7-3 decisions. Allen (0-3) returns to action Tuesday with a doubleheader at Evangel University

born made his move. A quick lurch under Chanute’s Will Divine put Colborn right in the position he needed to be. He turned his opponent and pinned him with under one

LAWRENCE — Allen Community College indoor track athletes brought home Region VI and Jayhawk Conference championships in a number of running events Friday. The track squad traveled to Lawrence for a meet that doubled as both the conference and Region VI meet. Dakota Parker is both regional and conference champion in the 1-mile run, finishing in 4 minutes, 23.1 seconds. Bruce Barclay also is dual champion in the 60-meter hurdles, finishing in 8.21 seconds. On the women’s side, Terika Henry won the regional and conference crowns in the 400-meter dash, finishing in 57.65 seconds. Allen competed against teams in its own division as part of the Jayhawk Conference meet, while teams from the Jayhawk Conference Western Division were combined in the regional standings. For example, Tegan Michael’s time of 2:38.72 was best among Jayhawk East runners in the 1000-meter run, while also counting as third among all Region VI runners. Those who finished in the top two in either category were considered either allconference or all-region. Danae McGee, with her time of 3:08.26 in the 1000-meter run, was best in Jayhawk East and third in Region VI. Parker also earned the Jayhawk East championship in the 3000-meter run with his time of 8:56.67, good for fourth in Region VI. Ryan Pulsifer also had the best conference time in the 5000-meter run

Above, Bryce Misenhelter wrangles Frontenac’s Kylan Dixon during the 182-pound semifinal consolation match Saturday at Pittsburg High School. At right, Iola’s Brice Aiello makes a last-ditch effort to put Paola’s Ashton Poage on the mat.

consolation bracket did not affect the qualifications, but proved to be a good test for both of the qualifiers. “Brice has been battling sickness all day, and I could see it in his match,” Carson said. Matt Lofing of Osawatomie made quick work of Misenhelter for the third-place match with a quick pin. “The matches were a lot tougher than I expected them to be,” Misenhelter said of his fourth-place finish. “I got a little nervous.” Misenhelter said he did better than expected, and hoped to carry the momentum to Salina. Colborn’s third-place

Red Devil coach Andy Shaw said Coffeyville’s hot shooting gave the Red Ravens an early lead over Allen’s zone defense. The game was decided via Coffeyville’s press, which led to “easy transition layups and dunks,” Shaw said. Coffeyville took a 43-24 lead into halftime. One silver lining, Shaw said, was Allen’s ball control after halftime. The Red Devils turned the ball over only three times after the break, even without the services of Cameron Blue, who missed the game because of illness. “Playing without him made it very tough to compete against Coffeyville’s size and athleticism,” Shaw said. Andrew Rountree led the way for Allen with 18 points and 11 rebounds with a

blocked shot and two steals. Bryce Schippers hit 4 of 6 3-pointers for 12 points, while DeAndrae Barnett scored 11. Tray Fountain added eight. CeZanne Burnes and Alex Keiswetter each had three assists. Keiswetter led Allen with three steals. Earl Peterson was a monster for Coffeyville with 29 points, while Montel James poured in 23.

Allen (24-31—55) Coffeyville (43-36—79) Allen (FG/3pt-FT-F-TP): Rountree 6-6-2-18, Burnes 0-0-1-0, Wesley 0/1-0-1-3, Fountain 1-6-2-8, Schippers 0/4-0-0-12, Keiswetter 0-0-2-0, Barnette1/3-0-0-11, Walden 0/1-0-13, Walter 0-0-3-0. TOTALS: (8/9-1212-55) Coffeyville (FG/3pt-FT-F-TP): Cameron 0/2-0-1-6, Stephens 1-0-02, Alexander 2-1-1-5, Martin 0-0-3-0, Jn. Wilson 0-0-3-0, Britt 1/2-0-1-8, Peterson 5/5-4-2-29, Jy. Wilson 3-0-0-6, James 10-3-2-23, Huskey 0-0-2-0. TOTALS: 22/9-8-16-79.

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Softball squad starts 0-3 POTEAU, Okla. — Allen Community College’s softball team had a rough start to the 2013 season Saturday. The Red Devils committed 12 errors on the day in dropping three straight games as part of the Carl Albert Tournament. Allen had four errors in each of the three losses. The Red Devils fell 9-3 to host Carl Albert in the opener; 12-1 to Paris Junior College in game two; 6-4 to Connors state in the finale. Carl Albert led the opener 4-0 before Paige Rothwell’s two-run single scored Stormie Bush and Kaitlin Norris in the bottom of the third.  The Vikings responded with two runs more in the fourth

and sixth innings to take control. Maecy Charleston tripled in the bottom of the seventh and scored on a passed ball for Allen’s third and final run. Kaitlyn Rash went the distance in the pitcher’s circle, giving up nine hits and five walks in seven innings with three strikeouts. Annie Gentry added two singles for Allen, while Bailey Burnett and Bush each had one single. PARIS took advantage of 10 walks, eight hits and four errors to roll past ACC in the second contest. Paris scored See ALLEN | Page B2

Allen women falter COFFEYVILLE — The road was unforgiving for a shorthanded Allen Community College women’s squad Saturday.  Playing without five players, including the team’s three leading scorers, Allen saw host Coffeyville shoot 70 percent from the field in the first half of an 82-48 win. The loss drops Allen to 1313 overall and 6-8 in Jayhawk Conference and Region VI play. The Red Devils also fell one game behind Coffeyville for third in Region VI standings. Even though Coffeyville’s shooting cooled off after halftime — the Lady Ravens led 49-28 at the break — so did Allen’s. The Red Devils were a cool 7 of 30 (23 percent) from the field in the second half. Ebonie Jones led Allen with 10 points, while Endesha Flanigan, Brittney Redmond and Jamie Peel scored six apiece. Kendra Taiclet chipped in five. Flanigan and Hannah Blackwell each had five rebounds. Jones had three as-

sists; Taylor Seward led Allen with three steals. Chelsie Keys scored a gamehigh 21 points to pace Coffeyville. Tera Green scored 16 and Devyn Edwards 14. Allen was without the services of Miracle Davis, DaNara Day, Ronesha Hall, Kylie Molisee and Leslie Ware, who were cited for theft by Iola police officers Wednesday because of an alleged shoplifting incident. Allen returns to action tonight at home against Labette. Tipoff is at 6 o’clock.

Allen (28-20—40) Coffeyville (49-43—82) Allen (FG/3pt-FT-F-TP): Jones 2/20-1-10, Saulsberry 0-0-1-0, Stithem 1/1-0-0-5, Morton 0/1-0-2-3, Flanigan 3-0-4-6, Redmond 2-2-4-6, Peel 0/20-1-6, Taiclet 1-3-2-5, Seward 1-0-0-2, Blackwell 2-1-2-5. TOTALS: 12/6-6-1648. Coffeyville (FG/3pt-FT-F-TP): Green 5/2-0-2-16, Cook 0/1-0-2-3, Keys 9-32-21, Washington 0-0-3-0, Zaragoza 1-0-0-2, Edwards 5/1-1-0-14, Carpenter 2-5-1-9, Brantley 1-0-0-2, Coursey 4-1-3-9, Anderson 2-2-0-6. TOTALS: 29/4-12-13-82.


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four in the top of the second and eight in the top of the third in a fiveinning contest. Conversely, Allen had only one hit, a run-scoring double by Katelyn Pedrow in the fourth. She drove in Norris, who opened the inning with a walk. Melissa Davidson started for Allen, giving up four hits and six walks in two innings of work. Rash came on in relief to give up two hits with four walks and three strikeouts in three innings. IN THE FINALE, Allen trailed 3-0 before scoring four times in the bottom of the third to take a lead for the first time this season. But Connors State responded in the top of the fifth with Whittney Whitmore’s three-run home run to retake the lead for good. Taylor Easum’s basesloaded single drove in Rothwell and Gentry, who opened the third with hits for the Red Devils. Charleston, who was hit by a pitch, and Easum came around to score on an error by Connors State’s Amanda O’Neal. But Allen was unable to put another runner on base after Connors State re-acquired the lead. Charleston, who reached base all three times, had two singles to lead Allen. Burnett also had a single. Rash pitched all seven innings for Allen, giving up five hits and six walks with three strikeouts. The Red Devils (0-3) resume play Thursday at Maplewoods Community College in Kansas City, Mo.

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Rasch had Allen’s only other hit, a first-inning single. Seth Jones took the loss, giving up six hits and four walks in four innings, to go with two strikeouts. Auston Weldy and Jordan Hicks combined to go two-thirds of an inning, giving up three hits and a walk. The game ended when Seminole State scored three runs in the bottom of the fifth, giving the Trojans a 10-run lead. SUNDAY’S series finale turned on Seminole’s four-run fifth inning, erasing a 3-2 Red Devil lead. Allen scored one in the fourth and two more in the fifth. Heffern started Allen’s fifth-inning rally with a single. He advanced to third on a Troy Willoughby single and scored when Lewis reached on an error. The runners advanced on an Arnold single before Sigg delivered a sacrifice fly for the Red Devils’ third run. One inning earlier, Drew Walden’s two-out single scored Sigg, who reached on a one-out walk and stole second. Hunter Miller took the loss, giving up two hits and three walks in two innings of relief work, with three strikeouts. Gage Dickerson went three innings with the start, giving up three hits and an earned run with four strikeouts. Jake Johnson gave up a hit and walk in his inning of relief. Arnold gave up one hit in two innings with three strikeouts. The Red Devil hurlers tallied 11 strikeouts in the contest. Lewis had two singles for Allen.

Titans fall LE ROY — Southern Coffey County High’s boys lost a heart-breaker Friday, falling to visiting Lebo 40-39. The Wolves closed the game with a 20-15 run to overcome a 24-20 deficit. Aaron True scored 16 points to lead the Titans, followed by Charlie Patterson and Josia Witteman with six apiece. Tyson Robke scored 11 for Lebo. IN GIRLS action, Lebo raced to a 15-5 lead after one quarter and never looked back in a 43-28 win. Sarah Webb scored 10 points and Breanna Isch had nine for Southern Coffey County.

Lebo girls (15-8-12-8—43) SCC girls (5-6-11-6—28) Lebo (FG/3pt-FT-F-TP): Holmes 1/1-0-0-5, Scott 0-0-10, Sloan 4-0-1-8, Hodges 11-12-23, Weiss 0-0-4-0, Johnston 2-0-2-4, Ables 0/1-0-3-3. TOTALS: 18/2-1-13-43. SCC (FG/3pt-FT-F-TP): Newkirk 1-1-1-3, Deal 1-0-2-2, Mart. Hegwald 2-0-3-4, Webb 4-2-3-10, Alumbaugh 0-0-2-0, Hall 0-0-1-0. TOTALS: 11/1-312-28. Lebo boys (4-8-8-20—40) SCC boys (5-7-11-15—39) Lebo (FG/3pt-FT-F-TP): Milota 2-0-0-4, Holmes 2-5-3-9, Gould 2-1-5-5, Robke 4/1-02-11, Davies 0/3-0-0-9, Barker 1-0-0-2, Wolford 0-0-2-0. TOTALS: 11/4-6-12-40. SCC (FG/3pt-FT-F-TP): True 3/2-4-0-16, Newkirk 1-1-5-3, Houston 1-2-3-4, Patterson 3-04-6, Nelson 1-0-1-2, Witteman 2-2-1-6, Harred 1-0-4-2. TOTALS: 12/2-9-18-39.

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with a mark of 15:44.66, good for fourth in regional standings. Allen’s distance medley squad was third overall and first in Jayhawk East with a time of 10:43.72. Debra Kime earned all-conference status for her time of 11:38.52 in the 3000-meter run, which took second in conference and third in Region VI. The women’s 4x400-meter relay team took second among conference schools and third in Region VI with its time of 10:03.15. Chris Donald earned all-conference status for his secondplace finish in the 400-meter dash. Donald’s time of 49.67 seconds was good for third in Region VI. Michael also placed second in Jayhawk East with his 800-meter time of 1:57.67, good for third in Region VI. Tucker Morgan’s time of 4:30.93 in the 1-mile run garnered second in Jayhawk East and fifth in regionals. Allen’s complete results, along with places in Region VI and Jay-

Women 200-meter dash Terika Henry, 26.03 seconds 10 7 400-meter dash Terika Henry, 57.65 seconds 1 1 1000-meter run Danae McGee, 3:08.26 3 1 1-mile run Mahalia Soap, 6:11.44 10 6 Danae McGee, DNF 3000-meter run Debra Kime, 11:38.52 3 2 Kim Boyle, 11:49.36 6 4 4x800-meter relay Allen, 10:03.15 3 2 Men 60-meter dash Rodrick Simmons, 7.07 seconds (DNQ) 6 Michael Burns, 7.14 seconds (DNQ) (DNQ) Jordan Fountain, 7.29 seconds (DNQ) (DNQ) 200-meter dash Kelvin Gant, 22.63 seconds 16 8 Rodrick Simmons, 22.91 seconds 21 9 400-meter dash Chris Donald, 49.67 seconds 3 2 Kyle Smith, 51.61 seconds 9 5 Antonio Duncan, 51.67 seconds 10 6 600-meter run Rickcardo Bailey, 1:22.83 7 4 Jordan Fountain, 1:30.32 21 11 Gerald Christian, 1:30.54 22 12

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800-meter run Tegan Michael, 1:57.67 Evan Adams, 1:58.60 Jordan Caudill, 2:08.92 1000-meter run Tegan Michael, 2:38.72 Tucker Morgan, 2:40.84 Garrett Colglazier, 2:48.74 1-mile run Dakota Parker, 4:23.1 Tucker Morgan, 4:30.93 Josh Whittaker, 4:36.72 3000-meter run Dakota Parker, 8:56.67 Patrick Rachford, 9:08.11 Jacob Spence, 9:16.64 5000-meter run Ryan Pulsifer, 15:44.66 Brock Artis, 15:55.99 Garrett Colglazier, 16:00.55 60-meter hurdles Bruce Barclay, 8.21 seconds Chris Donald, 8.51 seconds 4x800-meter relay Allen, 8:12.81 Distance medley Allen, 10:43.72 4x40-meter relay, 3:33.37 Long jump Jethro St. Hubert, 6.84 meters Michael Burns, 6.59 m Triple jump Jethro St. Hubert, 12.69 m Andrew Boggs, 12.41 m

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curing a third-place win. “I honestly don’t think I would have made it without (Stephen) McDonald pushing me in practice,” Colborn said. “He always pushes me to be better,” Colborn said. Colborn said he focuses more on his conditioning if he is going to place in state. He said he was excited to see how things turn out in Salina. “It’s going to be fun,” he said with a grin. Stephen McDonald opted out of wrestling for the championship match in the 220-pound division, in order to rest his healing shoulder before the state matches in Salina. Pittsburg’s Gershom Avalos won first place by injury default. “It was my decision, with the help of my family and coaches,” McDonald said. Coach Carson had some input. “We figured it was better, he was wincing a couple of times,” he said. “The ultimate goal is what happens next week. He is already in.” Carson said the qualifiers are ready to compete and give it their all. “You’ve got to leave it all out on the mat,” he said. “Nobody is satisfied with just getting there.”

first 152-pound match of the day as well. A hard fought match brought a fourth-round against Frontenac’s Trace Baldwin, and Larney edged out the win with a flip to give him a 12-10 point advantage as time expired. Brice Aiello was eliminated in a 6-0 loss to Ashton Poage in the 160-pound division. Andrew Garber won in fine style against Lou-

isburg’s Cooper Smeed in the 170-pound division with a second-round pin. Conner started the third round of the consolation bracket with another win over Frontenac’s Ethan Hess with a pin in the third period. Larney lost a 6-3 decision to Andy Blanton of Osawatomie, knocking him out of the tournament. Garber then was eliminated in a match

against Dunkan Watrous of Paola, falling 6-4. The semifinal round of the consolation bracket pitted Conner against Paola’s Daniel Dees. The match had most of the action turned against Conner. He lost the match on a 17-5 decision. “Cody is right there,” Carson said. “He was one match away from state, and still has a lot to learn.”

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