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THE IOLA REGISTER Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Moran aims to beat weather with shelter

By BOB JOHNSON The Iola Register

MORAN — Moran residents will have another option to safely ride out severe weather this spring and summer. At the urging of Councilman Jim Mueller, Moran council members voted unanimously Monday night to install a second community storm shelter in the city park. The shelter will be rated to hold

40 people, the same size as one in the downtown area, just south of the library. Council members have set aside $33,000 for the project, but aren’t sure who will build it or how much it will cost. “I’d like to see us do something,” said Mayor Phillip Merkel. “If we wait, it’ll be after storm season before we have the shelter.” Of the $33,000, $3,000 is from a tax equalization payment made by En-

I’d like to see us do something. If we wait, it’ll be storm season before we have a shelter. — Moran Mayor Phillip Merkel

bridge Pipeline for materials purchased elsewhere at a lesser rate than Allen County’s. Altogether, the tax windfall was $6,166. The remainder will be deposited in the library fund,


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Putin: Russia has right to use force

PowerUps promote pluses, amenities of rural life By KAYLA BANZET The Iola Register

After the high school graduation caps have been tossed in the air, young rural Kansans have an assortment of options ahead of them. Many make the decision to attend college or go headstrong into the workforce. After they have experienced life outside of their small hometown communities, it’s rare for them to return home. But why? “I hear all of the time that young people move away and don’t come back to the town,” said Elyssa Jackson, a California transplant who has taken to Iola. “Sometimes the young people who live here have ideas for the community but their ideas get squashed a little bit.” Jackson wants to change this. In

which is being built up for the day when a new library will be constructed. The library fund grew to $24,000.

2009, Marci Penner, executive director of Kansas Sampler Foundation, created the PowerUp movement. The purpose behind the movement is to bring together people ages 21 to 39 to create ways to bring “new life” to a rural community. Jackson, who moved to Iola in October 2012, first heard about the moveSee GROUP | Page A6

Elyssa Jackson is responsible for jumpstarting the PowerUp movement in Iola. The group aims to help make rural communities more attractive to young people. REGISTER/

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin pulled his forces back from the Ukrainian border today yet said Moscow reserves the right to use all means to protect Russians in Ukraine. He accused the West of encouraging an anti-constitutional coup in Ukraine and driving it onto anarchy and declared that any sanctions the West places on Russia will backfire. It was Putin’s first comments since Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych fled Kiev last month and landed in Russia. Ukraine’s new government wants to put him on trial for the deaths of over 80 people during protests in Kiev. Tensions remained high today in the strategic Ukrainian peninsula of Crimea, with troops loyal to Moscow firing warning shots to ward off protesting Ukrainian soldiers. U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry was en route to Kiev, where Ukraine’s new government is based. Yet world markets seemed to recover from their fright over the situation in Ukraine, clawing back a large chunk of Monday’s stock losses, while oil, gold, wheat and the Japanese yen have given back some of their gains. “Confidence in equity markets has been restored as the standoff between Ukraine and Russia is no longer on red alert,” said David Madden, market analyst at IG.


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Fire takes family’s home, community comes to aid By BOB JOHNSON The Iola Register

That all four of her children spent Saturday night at friends’ homes was a godsend for June Pergeson. The home where Jeff Sellman, Pergeson and her children live, about eight miles northwest of LaHarpe, was destroyed in a fire Saturday night. Had the four youngsters been at home, Sellman said it might have been difficult to get them out of harm’s way. Here’s what happened: About 9:30, Sellman was taking a bath and, with Pergeson also in that part of their home, he smelled smoke. “I grabbed a towel and ran into the front room,” Sellman said, and was greeted by smoke, wafting from a fireplace. “I figured it was from a

down draft,” he said. “That happened a year or so ago.” Sellman returned to the bathroom, only to have a fire alarm start emitting its piercing sound a minute or two later. This time when he arrived in the living room, he was met by flames gushing up around a fireplace. Advantage of having the children away from home was that their rooms were on the end of the fireplace. “We might have had trouble getting them out with the flames already filling the living room,” Sellman said. Rural volunteer firefighters from LaHarpe sped, as best they could on icy roads, to the fire, but by the time they arrived the house was engulfed. “We about slipped off the road a couple of times on the way,” said LaHarpe volunteer

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This is what’s left of a modular home at the north edge of Allen County, which had been occupied by Jeff Sellman, June Pergeson and her four children, after it caught fire Saturday night. COURTESY


chief Larry Trester. “And, there wasn’t much we could do once we arrived,” other than pour water on burning embers and hot spots. “We had quite a time fighting the fire with as cold as it was,” Trester added. “Every-

We slipped off the road a couple times on the way. We had quite a time fighting the fire with as cold as it was. Everything kept freezing up. — LaHarpe Fire Chief Larry Trester

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Obituaries Roger Harris Roger Neal Harris, 55, Piqua, passed away Friday, Feb. 28, 2014 in Abilene. Roger was born the son of Jerrold and Lenabelle (Wetzel) Harris on Sept. 17, 1958, in Kansas City, Mo. Roger married Beverly Lynn Trowbridge on Aug. 16, 1980, in Iola. Roger loved fishing, gardening, cooking for family and friends, and most of all Roger Harris spoiling his grandkids. Roger is survived by his wife Beverly; son, Jeremy Harris and wife Jennifer, Neodesha; brothers, Don Harris, Walnut, Jerry Harris, Iola; sisters, Pam Strong and husband Mick, Erie, Jennifer Harris, Donna Harris and Gracie Harris all of Walnut; and grandchildren, Brandan Lang Garrette Baker, Landon and Kourtney Harris. He was preceded in death by his parents, a brother, Daniel Harris, and three infant brothers. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. on Wednesday at Countryside Funeral Home Johnson Chapel in Chanute. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. today at the funeral home. Interment will be at High Prairie Cemetery in Altoona. The family suggests memorials to Countryside Funeral Home to help defray the cost of the funeral and may be left with or mailed to the funeral home. Services have been entrusted to Countryside Funeral Home Johnson Chapel. Online condolences may be left at

Zona Wiley Zona Loy Wiley, 76, Colony, passed away on Monday, March 3, 2014, at her home in Colony. She was born on Jan. 15, 1938, in Lone Elm, the daughter of Chester and Evelyn (Swanson) Wedeman. Zona grew up in Lone Elm and attended high school in Kincaid. Zona was united in marriage to Gayle Clair Wiley on Jan. 24, 1959, at Elkhart. Zona Wiley This union was blessed with three children. She worked as a bookkeeper at Morrison Grain, and then at Zink’s Liquor in Iola. Zona loved to fish, she spent many days in search of the biggest catfish in the river or local ponds/ lakes. She enjoyed riding motorcycles. Zona was intrigued with the numbers game of the lottery when it first came out. She enjoyed the “sport” of gambling, never putting too much at risk but she enjoyed the thrill nevertheless. Zona taught herself how to read and write short hand, speed read and knit. She loved to read and had a collection of paperbacks that she shared with her friends. Zona was preceded in death by her father, Chester Wedeman; her husband, Gayle Clair Wiley on Oct. 30, 2013; and her sister, Zola Kay Summer. She is survived by two sons, Dennis Hermreck and wife Vicky of Modesto, Calif., and Mark Wiley and wife Sharon, Colony; one daughter, Lori Hoyt and husband Kent, Burlington; her mother, Evelyn Wedeman, Colony; one sister, Donna Powell, Colony; nine grandchildren, and five great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m., Friday, at the Feuerborn Family Funeral Service Chapel, Colony. Burial will follow in the Colony Cemetery. The family will greet friends from 6 to 8 p.m., Thursday at the funeral home in Colony. Memorial contributions may be made to Colony First Responders and left in care of the funeral home. Condolences may be left at

Betty Wiedner Betty Wiedner, 52, Garnett, passed away on Sunday, March 2, 2014. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to noon on Thursday at Feuerborn Family Funeral Service. Funeral services will be at 1:30 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Burial will be at Garnett Cemetery.

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Jeanne Cook Jeanne Cook, 75, passed away at Sharon Lane Health Services in Shawnee on Friday, Feb. 28, 2014. Jeanne was born in Iola on June 27, 1939. Jeanne is survived by siblings Robert L. Cook (Diane), Kansas City, Mo., Nancy M. Martin, Shawnee; sister-in-law Ronda K. Cook, Manhattan; and nephews and nieces. She was preceded in death by parents, Lewis and Roberta Cook and brother, Joseph L. Cook. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m., Saturday, at Waugh-Yokum & Friskel Chapel in Iola. Burial will be at Highland Cemetery, Iola. To sign the guestbook online or leave a condolence go to

Crash near Le Roy kills teenage girl Kelsey Rae Gordon, 19, Osage City, died in a crash on K-58 four miles west of Le Roy late Saturday afternoon. According to the

Highway Patrol, Gordon’s car ran off the highway, overturned two and a half times and came to rest on its roof. She was ejected.

Pancake race today LIBERAL (AP) — It’s time for the annual race that pits pancake-flipping women in Liberal, Kan., against women in Olney, England. Nine Kansas women are expected to race today against 25 women in England in the 65th running of the International Pancake Day Race. The Wichita Eagle reports Liberal street

crews were out Monday night removing about 2 inches of snow from the ground in preparation for the race. The race started in Olney in 1445. Legend has it a woman who was late to church ran to services while flipping pancakes in her skillet. Liberal challenged Olney to a friendly competition in 1950.


Horseback principal promotes reading THOMAS TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — A Michigan principal who wanted to get his students fired up about reading greeted them on horseback for an assembly in the school’s gym. The Saginaw News reports Swan Valley Middle School Principal Brad Erlenbeck on Friday dressed in a Spartan costume and rode in with a sword held high. His entrance drew cheers and laughter. It’s all to rally kids for

Ark City queen dies ARKANSAS CITY (AP) — The first woman to be crowned queen of a south-central Kansas town’s annual fall festival has died in Oklahoma at age 102. The Arkansas City Traveler reports that Dorothy Moore Harbaugh died Saturday in Enid, Okla. Her daughter, Ann Reding, told the newspaper that Harbaugh had been suffering from an intestinal virus. Harbaugh was born in Arkansas City and


It was reported in Monday’s Register the Southeast Kansas Library System pays $817,800 in rent. The SEK Library System actually pays $17,800 for the space it uses at Iola Public Library. We regret the error.

News quote The Associated Press “With the exception of one member of the Security Council — the Russian Federation — we have heard overwhelming support for the territorial integrity of Ukraine, and for peaceful dialogue.” — U.S. Ambassador Samantha Power, after the

U.N.’s latest emergency meeting on Russia’s military incursion into Ukraine.

The family of Kirby Byers says thank you to our family and friends for the prayers, cards and kind words extended to us during the difficult time after his death. Thank you to Rev. Darren Baldwin of the Nazarene Church for the lovely graveside service, and to Steve Stanley at Waugh-Yokum & Friskel Funeral Home, who helped with making the memorial arrangements. Special thanks to those who sent flowers, food and money in honor of Kirby’s memory. God Bless You All The Family of Kirby Lynn Byers

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the March into Reading Month challenge to read 100,000 pages as a school. Students are competing against one another and the staff, and whichever grade reads the most pages in March earns a halfday of recess. The school is in Saginaw County’s Thomas Township, 85 miles northwest of Detroit. Erlenbeck says: “If you want to get the kids excited, you’ve got to be a little zany yourself.”



was crowned queen of the inaugural Arkalalah festival in 1928. According to an obituary posted by an Enid funeral home, Harbaugh moved to the Oklahoma town after she married following World War II, but she returned to Arkansas City for the festival as often as possible — most recently in 2011, at age 100. A $500 scholarship in Harbaugh’s name was established last year for Arkalalah festival queens.





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Russia: Claims right to force in Ukraine, Crimean peninsula Continued from A1

Today, Russian troops who had taken control of the Belbek air base in the hotly contests Crimea region fired warning shots into the air as around 300 Ukrainian soldiers, who previously manned the airfield, demanded their jobs back.

Speaking from his residence outside Moscow, Putin said he considers Yanukovych to still be Ukraine’s leader and hopes that Russia won’t need to use force in predominantly Russian-speaking eastern Ukraine. He did say, however, that Yanukovych has no political future and Russia gave him shelter only to save his life. Putin accused the West of using Yanukovych’s decision in November to ditch a pact with the 28-nation European Union in favor of closer ties with Russia to encourage the months of protests that drove him from power. Earlier today, the Kremlin said Putin had ordered tens of thousands of Russian troops participating in military exercises near Ukraine’s border to return to their bases. The massive military exercise in western Russia involving 150,000 troops, hundreds of tanks and dozens of aircraft was supposed to wrap up anyway, so it was not clear if Putin’s move was an attempt to heed the West’s call to de-escalate the crisis that has put Ukraine’s future on the line. It came as Kerry was on his way to Kiev to meet with the new Ukrainian leadership that deposed the proRussian Yanukovych and has accused Moscow of a military invasion in Crimea. The Kremlin, which does not recognize the new Ukrainian leadership, insists it made the move in order to protect Russian installations in Ukraine and its citizens living there.

agreement. Churkin didn’t specify how many Russian troops are now stationed in Crimea, but said that “they are acting in a way they consider necessary to protect their facilities and prevent extremist actions.” Churkin said Russia wasn’t trying to ensure

Churkin didn’t specify how many troops are now stationed in Crimea, but said “they are acting in a way they consider necessary to protect their facilities and prevent extremist actions.

About a dozen Russian soldiers at the base warned the Ukrainians, who were marching unarmed, not to approach. They fired several warning shots into the air and said they would shoot the Ukrainians if they continued to march toward them. The shots reflected tensions running high in the Black Sea peninsula since Russian troops — estimated by Ukrainian authorities to be 16,000 strong — tightened their grip over the weekend on the Crimean peninsula, where Moscow’s Black Sea Fleet is based. Ukraine has accused Russia of violating a bilateral agreement on conditions of a Russian lease of a naval base in Crimea that restricts troop movements, but Russia has argued that it was acting within the limits set by the deal. Russia’s ambassador to the United Nations, Vitaly Churkin, said Monday at the U.N. Security Council that Russia was entitled to deploy up to 25,000 troops in Crimea under the

the return to power of Yanukovych, but still considers him the legitimate leader of Ukraine and demands the implementation of a Westernsponsored peace deal he signed with the opposition that set presidential elections for December. Russian envoy at those talks did not sign the deal. Yanukovych fled the capital hours after the deal was signed and ended up in Russia, and the Ukrainian parliament set the presidential vote for May 25. In Crimea, a supposed Russian ultimatum for two Ukrainian warships to surrender or be seized passed without action from either side, as the two ships remained anchored in the Crimean port of Sevastopol. Russian Defense Ministry spokesman Vladimir Anikin said late Monday that no ultimatum had been issued. The maneuvers, which Putin ordered last Wednesday, involved scrambling fighter jets to patrol Russia’s western frontiers and stoked fears that the Kremlin might send

troops into Russianspeaking regions in eastern Ukraine. In Brussels, meanwhile, the ambassadors of NATO’s 28 member nations will hold a second emergency meeting on Ukraine today after Poland, which borders both Russia and Ukraine, invoked an article calling for consultations when a nation sees its “territorial integrity, political independence or security threatened.” President Barack Obama has said that Russia is “on the wrong side of history” in Ukraine and its actions

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violate international law. Obama said the U.S. was considering economic and diplomatic options that will isolate Russia, and called on Congress to work on an aid package for Ukraine. In return, Russia’s agricultural oversight agency issued a statement today declaring the reversal of its earlier decision to lift the ban on imports of U.S. pork. It said the existing U.S. system of checks don’t guarantee its safety. Putin’s economic advisor, Sergei Glazyev, said that Russia can develop financial ties with

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By its very nature exercise makes you young at heart With spring nipping at our heels the outdoors beckons. Go for it. At the Register, our employee makeup is trending younger. If you don’t think it makes a difference, listen to their conversations. “I ran three miles — without stopping.” “When’s the next half marathon? I need a new goal.” (May 4 — Wichita’s Prairie Spirit.) “The rail trail is great these days.” “The new gym on the square provides day care.” It’s not uncommon for a reporter to take a midday workout, knowing he or she has an evening commitment to cover either a sports event or civic meeting of some sort. In the absence of our big printing press we’ve tinkered with putting in workout equipment such as a treadmill and exercise bike. Maybe in addition to getting the heart pumping it will help get some creative juices flowing. The fitness bug can be contagious. What we need is an epidemic.

According to the most recent Gallup poll, almost 40 percent of Americans are overweight with another 27 percent being severely overweight or obese. The one sliver of good news is that among children,

obesity rates have declined over the last decade. Whether they can keep on the track of healthy eating and exercise is the unknown. It’s adults, those between 45 and 64, who typically experience the greatest increase in weight

The Marketplace:

Breaking down the costs Let’s talk price today. Not subsidies, which will help most uninsured in Allen County, but plain unvarnished costs. What do Marketplace policies cost? What factors determine that cost? The Marketplace offers Allen County residents 36 different products by two different insurance companies. These products range from $102 per month to $918. This huge disparity results from very different coverage offered to very different people. The $102 buys a Catastrophic policy for a 22-year-old in Allen County who does not use tobacco. Catastrophic policies have high deductibles and co-pays. They are made available only for those under 30 or who can show that other policies would be a financial hardship. The $918 is for a 64-yearold living in Allen County who uses tobacco purchasing a Platinum policy. Platinum policies offer the best coverage with the lowest deductibles and co-pays. Platinum policies cover 90 percent of all medical costs. Policy prices on the Market are determined by four factors. 1) Coverage; 2) Age; 3) Location, and 4) Tobacco use. Other factors like gender, pregnancy, health history or pre-existing conditions cannot be considered. Let’s consider each of these factors which contribute to setting a policy price: Coverage

In order to help consumers make informed decisions about policy choice, the Marketplace requires policies to be classified into five groups: Catastrophic, Bronze, Silver, Gold and Platinum. As we already discussed, Catastrophic policies offer the lowest levels of coverage. They are appropriate for someone at lowest risk, like a very young healthy person or a person who cannot afford

better coverage. Overall, they pay about 50 percent of all medical costs incurred. Like all Marketplace policies, they cap total out-of-pocket costs of an individual at no more than $6,350 per year. This is a significant loss, but it still protects many from life-long financial ruin or bankruptcy. The “metal” policies — Bronze, Silver, Gold and Platinum — have progressively lower premiums and co-pays. Bronze covers 60 percent of all medical costs, Silver 70 percent, Gold 80 percent and Platinum 90 percent. The Platinum plan above has a $0 deductible, 50 percent co-insurance on doctor visits, and a maximum annual out-of-pocket of $1,150. Location

Insurance companies are allowed to adjust rates according to their experience providing coverage in local communities, typically on the county level. While Allen County premiums ranged from $102 to $918, Johnson County ranges from $81 to $1,036. Furthermore, Johnson County offers only 17 different policies compared to 36 in Allen County. The highest priced Johnson County policy is “Gold” policy. No “Platinum” policies are offered in Johnson County. Age

The most powerful single determinate of the cost of a policy on the Marketplace is age. This is true of policies outside the marketplace as well. In the individual insurance market outside of the Marketplace, the difference in costs between the young and old can be as much as 5:1. The Marketplace limits this differential to 3:1. This means that the same policy that cost a 22-year-old $250 a month can cost a 64-yearold $750 a month.

Tobacco use

Tobacco use is the only behavioral risk factor that the Marketplace allows to be considered in determining rates. This includes chew or snuff as well as smoking. Tobacco

John Robertson Thrive Allen County 365-8128 use is defined as using tobacco four or more times in a week during the past six months. Insurance companies are permitted up to a 50 percent surcharge on premium prices for tobacco use. In practice, insurers in Allen County charge approximately 15 percent. There is no subsidy of any kind for the portion of the premium incurred as a tobacco surcharge, so many low-income people pay more in tobacco surcharges than they do for the rest of the premium. ALL these contribute to determining the cost of coverage on the Marketplace. Understanding these factors will help consumers make better decisions about which policies best meet their needs. Remember, all of these prices are without subsidies. Most people will receive a subsidy which will reduce the policy cost significantly.

Thrive Allen County offers the assistance of trained and vetted Navigators to help residents enroll in the health insurance Marketplace. Call 365-8128 for an appointment or drop in at Thrive, Wednesdays, 5-8 p.m. for assistance.

gain. OBESITY is as much of a public health concern as smoking, diabetes or cancer because of the costs it incurs on the health system as a whole. Nearly 21 percent of

U.S. medical costs can be attributed to obesity, according to research released by the National Bureau of Economic Research. Annual health costs related to obesity are nearly $200 billion. Being severely overweight takes a toll on the joints resulting in premature knee and hip replacements. It’s also associated with cardiovascular disease, type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, and is linked to cancers of the breast, colon, pancreas and thyroid. In that obesity is a disease, well that’s a matter of terminology. Yes, it’s something that takes a dire toll on your body. But no, it’s not something you contract. And while some may be more predisposed to pack on the pounds because of their genetics, that’s a signal to eat less, not to become fat. So push away that second helping and get out the door. Now’s a perfect time to become a regular trail-user by either foot or pedal. And then you can brag about your 5K — not your EKG — results. — Susan Lynn

Letters to the editor Dear editor,

It has been brought to my attention that Windsor Place Iola would like to have chickens at the nursing home. I do not live in Iola, but my mother, Elizabeth Compton, is a resident at Windsor. Please help them to get chickens for the residents to enjoy. I graduated from Iola High School and Allen County Community College/Iola Juco. Thank you, Nancy Compton Stever, Augusta, Ga. Dear editor,

Chickens inside the city limits? Why the fuss if there are no roosters crowing come the dawn? Chickens need careful consideration — clear quarters, fresh water always available as well as appropriate nutrition. This gives the owners responsibility for their care. I well remember being soothed and comforted by my pet chickens when I had been punished for a childish misdeed and went to the chicken house where I was always greeted with eagerness whether I brought feed or not. My only concern is the pens or cages would not keep critters — wild or tame — from access to a tasty chicken dinner. To me, that translates to a cement floor

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and wire fence imbedded in it and the top also covered. So yes, it can be expensive and therefore not just a passing fancy. To the kids involved — I’m very proud of you and so are a lot of others who haven’t taken time to write the Register. Hang in there! Phyllis Shetlar, Iola, Kan. Dear editor,

I am responding to your editorial in the Feb. 15 Iola Register’s publication entitled, “Being gay in Kansas takes true grit, guts.” I would like to present a different point of view. You said that Kansas takes pride in punishing the marginalized. I think in our society Christians are those being marginalized. For example, I think an openly gay NFL player will generate less negative attention than an openly Christian player like Tim Tebow. The First Amendment of our Constitution affords Americans the free exercise of religion. Christian business owners are being denied these rights at an ever increasing rate. There are current cases in Oregon, New Mexico, Washington, and Colorado where either bakers or photographers have declined to provide services for same-sex weddings because of their personal religious beliefs. A wedding is a traditionally religious service. It is not the same as selling someone a sandwich, car, clothing, etc. Christians should have the right to decline participating in weddings because of the religious nature of the ceremony. However in all the cases cited above, Christians have been ordered to play a part or be fined out of business. University of Illinois Law School’s Robin Fretwell Wilson said: “Marriage is not like a hamburger or a taxi

ride. It’s a deeply intimate service that is religiously infused. . . . We don’t want to run religious people out of the public square, nor do we want to drive lesbians and gays out of society.” Recently Chick-fil-a’s President Ben Cathy stated he believed marriage should be between a man and woman. He was not guilty of discriminating against gays in hiring, employee treatment, or in food sales. However, his businesses were picketed and a kiss-in was organized to try and harm his profitability. Ben Carson recently said this issue is like someone believing that two plus two equals five. Then they are not content to merely believe it themselves, but they insist that you believe it also. I especially take exception to your statements that “using religion as a scapegoat to discriminate particularly irks me” and “people go to great lengths to point out biblical passages they swear apply to today’s mores.” I believe the Bible is truth, and it applies to all people, everywhere, for all time. It is more up-to-date and applicable than tomorrow’s newspaper. You are correct that Jesus admonished us to love everyone. We just have a different idea of what it means to love others. I am thankful someone loved me enough to tell me that I was a sinner in need of a Savior. I am grateful someone loved me enough to encourage me to turn from my wicked ways and turn to Jesus. I was free to accept or reject this message. It seems tolerance is a one-way street. Those who are the most vocal touting tolerance have no tolerance for those who disagree with them. Sincerely, Becky Quinn, Iola, Kan.

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Corvettes pulled from Ky sinkhole By BRUCE SCHREINER Associated Press

Two classic Corvettes re-emerged Monday from a giant sinkhole that gobbled up those and six other prized vehicles still trapped beneath the National Corvette Museum in Kentucky. Workers in a cage painstakingly hooked straps around the cars before a crane slowly hoisted them one by one from the enormous pit that opened up last month. Onlookers cheered after each car was rescued, but the joy was more subdued for the second car, which had more extensive damage. The first car hoisted out — a 2009 ZR1 Blue Devil — showed only minor damage that included cracks on lower door panels, a busted window and an oil line rupture that oozed oil, said Chevrolet spokesman Monte Doran. Workers were able to get that car running.

Cheers went up as the engine revved at the Bowling Green museum. “It sounded awesome, just like before,” said museum executive director Wendell Strode. Doran said the car was in “remarkably good shape. You could have that car back on the road in a couple of days.” Not so for the other car retrieved Monday, a 1993 Ruby Red 40th Anniversary Corvette. The body panels and window glass need replacing, but the vehicle is salvageable, Doran added. The frame looked to be “pretty straight,” the underbody appeared intact and the steering gear worked, he said. “Mechanically, it looks to be in remarkably good shape.” Chevrolet will oversee restoration of all eight cars swallowed up last month when the earth opened beneath a display area while the museum was closed.

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For years Nelda Cuppy has maintained a Moran website, Moran Skyways, at no cost to the city. The Internet host is about to cease its free option, Cuppy said. Cuppy posts the city’s council minutes, city calendars and other community information on the site. City Clerk Lori Evans agreed with Cuppy the website is beneficial, and added that if the city had one it could include library information. Councilmen took no action, but seemed to embrace the idea. In other business, councilmen: — Heard a review of their property, casualty and liability coverage from Loren Korte of Personal Service Insurance, which provides Moran’s coverage. He suggested values of some buildings and equipment might be tweaked. New coverage will start April 1. Korte said he was uncertain what the premium might be, although an increase of 5 percent — it was $18,500 this year — wouldn’t surprise. — Were told no problems or concerns were found in an audit of 2013 financial records. — Decided to add three picnic tables, made of recycled tires, one in a downtown pocket park and two at the city park. Cost will be determined later. — Were told by Merkel work was continuing to merge Moran and Marmaton and Osage townships volunteer fire departments. “We may have the beginning of a proposal,” he said.

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Mushing a family name in Iditarod ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Don’t get Dallas and Mitch Seavey wrong. They love each other, even though they might not say it in so many words. But they’re also fierce competitors, more than happy to pass each other on the nearly 1,000 mile Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race to be the first to reach Nome. The then-25-yearold Dallas became the race’s youngest winner in 2012, only to be replaced by his dad, Mitch, who at age 53 became the Iditarod’s oldest winner last year. While they play out their rivalry, they might need to look behind another shoulder as Dallas’ younger brother, Conway, establishes himself in the

sport. The Seaveys shy away from the term “mushing dynasty,” but Mitch Seavey, who also won in 2004 acknowledges, “we sure mush a lot.” “We got a couple of good-sized, serious kennels banging away at it,” Mitch Seavey said. “You’re bound to get your share” of championships. You can count three John Baker comes into the Finger Lake checkpoint during the 2014 Iditarod Trail for the family in the Sled Dog Race on Monday morning in Alaska. BOB HALLINEN/ANCHORAGE DAILY NEWS/ first 41 editions of the MCT Iditarod. fifth Iditarod to cel- beyond,” Mitch Seavey the early going, fourMitch’s father, Dan, ebrate the 100th anni- said. “We’ve learned a time champion Martin helped organize the versary of the Iditarod lot and hopefully we’ve Buser was the first to first Iditarod in 1973 Trail, and his trip to helped each other as we leave the Rohn checkand finished third that Nome was sponsored go along.” point Monday. The year. by the Iditarod Historic This year’s Iditarod jockeying for the lead When Dallas won the Trail Alliance. started Sunday in Wil- remains fluid until race two years ago, all “We’ve certainly got low, and will finish mushers began taking three men were on the a legacy that dad hand- sometime early next a mandatory 24 hour trail. Dan Seavey that ed down to us, and then week in Nome, on Alas- layover and two eightyear, at age 74, ran his myself on to Dallas and ka’s western coast. In hour rests.

Group: Promotes rural living for young people Continued from A1 ment at a conference a month after arriving to town. “This movement is about celebrating what great things we have in our town and promoting those things to other young people,” she said. “We have so much potential here.” Jackson has decided to bring the PowerUp movement to Iola. Jackson said she is rural by choice, a motto that is used as a platform for the PowerUp cause. “I love living here,” Jackson said. “I want to share those things with

back to the area. “We’re all a part of this community,” she said. “I don’t want to change everything, but make it even more awesome.”

those who live here.” She is looking to recruit other young community members to share the love of a small community. Rural by choice believers are people who choose to live in a small town over a city. They enjoy community involvement, knowing who their neighbors are and celebrating their community. Those who become involved in the PowerUp movement would meet and brainstorm ideas for the community. They would create enticing ways to bring a younger generation

ONE GROUP of young people Jackson would like to reach out to are Allen Community College students. “One area that I feel isn’t tapped is the college,” she said. “We don’t do anything for them to get them to stay. How do we get them involved here once their two years are done?” In other areas of the state the PowerUp move-

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Humboldt pulls away to win substate opener By RICHARD LUKEN The Iola Register

HUMBOLDT — David Taylor noted to anybody within earshot that Humboldt’s brutal Class 3A substate bracket extended beyond the top three seeds. Monday’s opening round illustrated his point. The third seed Cubs, with only three losses, hosted sixth seed Jayhawk-Linn, which entered Monday’s tilt with a 9-10 record. And for the better part of three quarters, the Jayhawks gave Humboldt everything it wanted, and more. The Cubs didn’t take their first lead until late in the third quarter, trailing by as many as nine earlier in the game. Still, Humboldt’s defense fueled a late run for the Cubs to pull away late in a 57-44 victory. The win sets up what should be a dandy Class 3A substate semifinal Thursday evening against the Wellsville Eagles. Wellsville is seeded second, and like Humboldt, sports an 18-3 record going into Thursday. And like Humboldt, the Eagles had to sweat out a tough first-round game, holding off West Franklin, 53-48. Humboldt’s final 13-point margin was not indicative of the game’s competitive nature. Likewise, Taylor said Jayhawk-Linn was better than its 9-10 record. “That’s a good team,” he said. “They move the ball well, and they play tough.” A 13-0 run covering the last five minutes of the third quarter finally propelled Humboldt into the lead. Trailing 34-27, Markiz Pulliam and Hunter Murrow scored on consecutive possessions for the Cubs before a

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WAVERLY — Southern Coffey County High’s girls hit high gear after halftime Monday, earning a 57-38 win over Marmaton Valley to open the Class 1A-I Substate Tournament. The Wildcats got the early jump, leading 14-9 after one quarter before SCC took the lead, 24-21, at halftime. The Lady Titans outscored Marmaton Valley, 16-4, in the third period to take control. Breanna Isch was the primary catalyst for the victors, scoring 17 points to go with 10 rebounds, a career-high seven assists and four steals. Kalyn Deal scored seven of her nine points in the fourth quarter. She also had five assists. Brittne Brite added six rebounds. Kaitlyn Ensminger scored 11 to pace Marmaton Valley. Ashlynn Pinkerton followed with 10 and Misty Storrer scored eight. With the win, SCC (714) returns to Waverly at See SCC | Page B6

Humboldt High’s Hunter Murrow, foreground, is fouled by Levi Mathews of Jayhawk-Linn late Monday in the Cubs’ 57-44 victory. Murrow scored 14 to pace the Cubs. REGISTER/RICHARD LUKEN Justin Meins steal led to Robbie Sellman’s 3-point play to tie the score with 1:55 left in the period. Humboldt’s trapping de-

fense then forced three consecutive Jayhawk turnovers — twice forcing Jayhawk-Linn to call timeout in the process. Each turnover result-

ed in Cub baskets. Caleb D’Armond’s jumper gave Humboldt its first lead at 3634 with 1:29 left in the third. Caleb Vanatta followed with

a jumper from just inside the 3-point line, and Sellman’s jumper with 26 seconds remaining pushed the Cubs ahead by six. “Once we started hitting our shots, the guys really started playing with more confidence,” Taylor said. “It’s not that we were playing poorly early. We just weren’t playing well.” Justin Mark’s free throws sliced the Cub lead to 49-44 with 1:29 left in the game before Humboldt ended the contest hitting 7 of its final 9 free throws. Jayhawk-Linn took advantage of some key secondchance baskets to grab the early lead. Mark scored seven of the Jayhawks’ first 10 points before Brayden Miller’s jump hook from 3-point range beat the first quarter buzzer to push Jayhawk-Linn in front, 13-6. The lead twice reached nine in the second period before the Cubs started hitting from outside. Justin Meins and Robbie Sellman both connected on jumpers before Kason Siemens hit a 3-pointer to pull Humboldt to within 20-15. Caleb Vanatta’s steal and free throw pulled Humboldt even, 23-23, late in the half. The Jayhawks then scored the final four points of the half. Rece Dawson’s 3-pointer to open the second half gave JayhawkLinn a 30-23 advantage. “We had a lot of guys step up,” Taylor said. “We usually have three or four guys in double figures, but we never know which three or four it will be. That’s a good thing.” This time around, it was Murrow who led the way with 14 points, four rebounds, three assists and three steals, followed by Siemens with 13 points and four boards. SellSee CUBS | Page B6

LeBron ‘Chamberlain-esque’ with 61-point masterpiece By TIM REYNOLDS The Associated Press

MIAMI (AP) — An hour after what he called the best regular-season game he’s ever played, LeBron James simply explained why this performance was like none other. The basketball, he said, felt small as a golf ball. The basket, to him, looked as wide as the ocean. Best player in the game. Best game of his career. James rewrote his record book Monday night, etched his name a few different times in Miami Heat annals as well, and let the NBA know in crystal-clear terms that his MVP award won’t be ceded without a fight this season. He scored 61 points, setting career- and franchise-bests, as the Heat topped the Charlotte Bobcats 124-107. “A surreal feeling for me right now,” James said. With good reason. He made 22 of his 33 field-goal tries, be-

coming just the third player in the past 25 years to take that many shots and make at least two-thirds of them, with only Alex English and Shaquille O’Neal on that list. James set a career-high for field goals made, plus Heat records for points in a quarter (25) and a half (37). And of all his feats on Monday, the most impressive might have been how he started 8 for 8 from 3-point range. “The man above has given me some unbelievable abilities to play the game of basketball,” James said before the Heat flew to Houston for a game there today. “I just try to take advantage of it every night. I got the trust of my teammates and my coaching staff to go in there and let it go.” Glen Rice scored 56 to set the Heat record on April 15, 1995, against Orlando. James’ previous career best had been See LeBRON | Page B2

Miami Heat’s LeBron James, left, goes to the basket against Charlotte Bobcats’ Michael Kidd-Gilchrist in the second quarter at the AmericanAirlines Arena in Miami Monday. James scored a career-high 61 points in Miami’s 124-107 win. HECTOR GABINO/EL NUEVO HERALD/MCT

Smart, Forte propel Oklahoma State over Wildcats, 77-61 By CLIFF BRUNT The Associated Press

STILLWATER, Okla. (AP) — Marcus Smart and Phil Forte gave the home fans a memorable final look at a special connection. The childhood and high

school teammates combined for 31 points in the second half to help Oklahoma State pull away for a 77-61 win over Kansas State on Monday night. The sophomore duo, which won two state championships at Marcus High School in Flower Mound, Texas, played their last home game together

because Smart will declare early for the NBA Draft. “It was amazing playing in front of this crowd,” Smart said. “I got to play with some wonderful guys. I’ve been playing with Phil since I was in third grade and I got to play with him throughout my college career.”

Forte matched a seasonhigh with 23 points and Smart added 18. Markel Brown added 15 for the Cowboys (20-10, 8-9 Big 12), who followed their victory over then-No. 5 Kansas by winning their fourthstraight. Brown, a senior, also See OSU | Page B2


Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Sports Calendar Iola High School Basketball Class 4A-II Substate at Garnett Thursday, girls vs. Prairie view, 6 p.m. Friday, boys vs. Prairie View, 6 p.m. Saturday, TBA

Humboldt High School Basketball Class 3A Substate Today, girls at West Franklin, 7 p.m. Thursday, boys at Wellsville, TBA Friday, girls TBA Saturday, TBA

Crest High School Basketball Class 1A-II Substate at Chetopa Thursday, boys vs. Argonia, 6 p.m. Friday, girls vs. Chetopa, 7:30 p.m. Saturday, TBA

Southern Coffey Co. High School Basketball Class 1A-I Substate at Waverly Thursday, boys vs. Argonia, 6 p.m. Friday, girls vs. Chetopa, 7:30 p.m. Saturday, TBA

Allen Softball Thursday, at Maplewoods CC, 2 p.m. Friday, at Labette, 2 p.m. Baseball Today, BROWN MACKIE, 3 p.m. Thursday, COWLEY, 3 p.m.

Yates Center High School Basketball Class 2A Substate Today, boys at West Elk, 7 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, at Yates Center, TBA

Kansas Basketball Wednesday, TEXAS TECH, 7 p.m. TV: Big 12 Network Saturday, West Virginia, 11 a.m. TV: ESPN or ESPN2

Wichita State Basketball Missour Valley Conference Tournament at St. Louis Friday, vs. Drake-Evansville winner, 12:05 p.m. TV: FKCK (Ch. 34)

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played his final home game at OSU. Smart was strong in the second half for the third straight game, scoring 16 points after halftime before checking out with 1:32 remaining. In the first halves of the past three games, Smart has shot a combined 2 for 18 from the field and scored five points. In the second halves of those games, he has made 14 of 21 and scored 51 points. “I try to make teams play me (early) and open it up for my teammates,” he said. “If they focus on me, my teammates lift

me up and they pick up my slack. In the second half, it just opens things up for me and I’m able to get in the lane and it opens up shots for me.” The Cowboys endured a seven-game losing skid before the current win streak. Oklahoma State is unbeaten since Smart returned from a three-game suspension for shoving a Texas Tech fan. The win helps the Cowboys in their quest to make the NCAA tournament. “We need to continue to play well,” OSU coach Travis Ford said. “Our motivation is to make the NCAA tournament,

so we can’t exhale now. I think we’re in good shape. If you blindly put any resume against ours, I think we’re in pretty good shape.” Thomas Gipson had 10 points and 13 rebounds and Wesley Iwundu added 10 points and 10 rebounds for Kansas State (20-10, 10-7), which had won three of four and was coming off a home win over Iowa State. Marcus Foster, who entered the game as the team leader with 15 points per game, scored nine on 4-for-16 shooting while being hounded by Smart. Smart’s first basket

came with just under eight minutes left in the first half. Oklahoma State rallied from a 22-15 deficit to take a 23-22 lead. A dunk by Le’Bryan Nash and a layup by Brown gave the Cowboys a 27-23 lead. Oklahoma State led 35-27 at halftime after holding Kansas State to two field goals in the final 10 minutes of the half. Brown scored 12 points before the break. The Cowboys outscored the Wildcats 15-3 from the free throw line in the first 20 minutes. Kansas State opened the second half on a 5-0 run to cut the Cowboys’

lead to 35-32, but back-toback steals and layups by Smart and Forte pushed Oklahoma State’s lead to eight. “In the second half, we decided to turn up our defense,” Smart said. “The first half was OK, but they got some open shots and some easy plays. So, we just tried to come back, pressure them and it caught them. Then Phil got them with another steal and took it coast-to-coast and the team fed off it.” Kansas State coach Bruce Weber said once the Cowboys increased the intensity, it was too much for his squad.

LeBron: Career-high 61 propels heat over Bobcats Continued from B1

56 points, on March 20, 2005, for Cleveland against Toronto. This outing was much better, James said. Not because 61 tops 56 — but because the night he scored 56, his Cavaliers lost. “Phenomenal, amazing, stupendous ... he reminds me of me,” Heat forward Chris Bosh said afterward in an overjoyed locker room. James had 24 points at halftime, then added 25 in the third quarter. The record-breaker came with 5:46 left, when James spun through and around three defenders for a layup that fell as he tumbled to the court. Heat coach Erik Spoelstra walked into his postgame news conference with a confession: He nearly took James out after the third quarter. He didn’t. Good call. “He was in a great groove, obviously,” Spoelstra said. Here’s how good

Softball games postponed PARSONS — A softball doubleheader set for today between Allen Community College and Labette Community College has been pushed back. The games will commence at 2 p.m. Friday at the Labette field in Parsons. The Red Devils also have a doubleheader starting at 2 p.m. Thursday at Maplewoods Community College in Kansas City, Mo.

Brian True Benefit Saturday, March 8, there will be a benefit at the Le Roy Community Building for Brian True. Brian is 40 years old. He and his wife Heather have two school age children. Brian was diagnosed with three leaking discs in his back. This affects the nerves causing severe pain. He had been suffering through work, cutting down his hours for approximately three years until they could get a confirmed diagnosis. At this time he is unable to work because of the pain and has had to quit his job. The surgeon requested surgery, however, insurance has questioned this and now the family and surgeon are trying to get a reversal on the insurance decision. Meanwhile their living and medical expenses keep coming due. St. John’s Lutheran Church members, friends, family and the community have come together to organize a pulled pork meal and silent auction to raise funds for Brian and his family. The meal will be served from 11 a.m. through 7 p.m. with the silent auction being held during this time and ending at 6:30 p.m. Items for the auction will be displayed on Facebook under event after March 1st and numbers listed to call for those who cannot attend. Funds are being contributed from Thrivent Financial. Donations may be sent to Brian True, 1326 Main, Le Roy, KS 66857.

For additional details contact (620) 964-2557 or (620) 344-0818.

James was on this night: Al Jefferson finished with 38 points and 19 rebounds for the Bobcats, making him just the fourth player in the past six seasons to put up a stat line like that. No one noticed. “You take away his 61 points,” Jefferson said, “and we still had a fighting chance there at the end.” Yes, even the Bobcats were marveling at James. He was hitting from everywhere, even a 3-pointer from about 30 feet — Spoelstra joked it was from 40 — late in the third quarter, as the crowd roared and the Heat bench jumped with joy. “Yeah, that was a designed play,” Spoelstra deadpanned. “We’ve been working on that one for a while.” That was the moment, James said, when he knew he was in the midst of a special night. “I felt pretty good in the first half but half-

time can always kind of derail things and slow things up,” James said. “But I was able to get things going once again in the third quarter and I knew it could be one of those nights.” Not “one of those nights.” Even for James, this was like no other. “Once he sniffed 60, we knew he was going for it,” Heat forward Shane Battier said. “And the amazing part is the efficiency. Good Lord. Sixty-one on 33 shots, that’s Wilt Chamberlain-esque. That’s pretty amazing. Incredible performance.” When James checked out with 1:24 left, the entire Heat roster met him near midcourt for high-fives and hugs, and the sellout crowd gave him a standing ovation. A second huge roar followed when he waved to the crowd, as “M-V-P” chants rained down. “If he’s going to shoot the ball like that from

that range, there’s nobody that’s going to beat them,” Bobcats coach Steve Clifford said. Miami was without guard Dwyane Wade, who got a night off to rest. Spoelstra stressed there’s been no setback for Wade, who has been on a knee-maintenance program throughout this season and is averaging 23.5 points on 62 percent shooting since the All-Star break. Wade probably didn’t mind sitting for this one. It gave him a courtside seat for the show. James made three 3-pointers in the first 7 minutes of the quarter — he was 6 for 6 from beyond the arc at that point — and when Charlotte bit on his head fake from the top of the key, James coolly found Toney Douglas to set up another 3. A tip-in by James followed not long afterward and just like that, the lead was up to 83-63. Charlotte scored the next six points, but any

notion that the game was slipping from Miami’s control was quickly extinguished. James scored the next six himself, a pair of three-point plays to restore the 20-point edge and give him 43 points, already a season high. All that was left to see was what he’d finish with. The answer was history. James has been asked plenty of times in recent weeks about the MVP race, especially with many prognosticators suggesting the trophy is likely headed to Oklahoma City’s Kevin Durant. Might be time to reopen the thinking on that one. “Every night I go on the floor I want to be the MVP, of this league, MVP of this team, MVP for me, myself and my family,” James said. “I’ve set a high standard and I have to live by that.” On this night, he did. And more.

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

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Report: Manning still healthy ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — A person with knowledge of the results tells The Associated Press that Peyton Manning has passed his physical on his surgically repaired neck, clearing the way for him to play in 2014. In what was con-

sidered the final formality for his return, Manning passed the exam as required by his contract that will pay him $20 million next season, according to the person who spoke on condition of anonymity because results of medical check-

ups typically aren’t announced. Manning won his fifth MVP award in 2013, when he set single-season records by passing for 5,547 yards and 55 TDs while guiding the Broncos to their first Super Bowl in 15 seasons.

Prep basketball scores Monday’s Scores The Associated Press BOYS’ BASKETBALL Class 1A Sub-State Tournament Glasco/Miltonvale-Southern Cloud 62, Tescott 57 Division I Quarterfinal Cedar Vale/Dexter 62, Central Burden 53 Centralia 57, Frankfort 40 Clifton-Clyde 55, Pike Valley 31 Hartford 63, Lebo 45 Hodgeman County 52, Minneola 41 LaCrosse 55, Pretty Prairie 33 Lakeside 44, Lincoln 43 Linn 45, Doniphan West 41 Quinter 57, St. Francis 55 Victoria 78, Burrton 58 Waverly 74, Marmaton Valley 42 Division II Quarterfinal Greeley County 75, Western Plains 67 Ingalls 55, Bucklin 25 Logan 59, Cheylin 57, OT Moscow 50, Rolla 21 Natoma 55, Palco 24 Wheatland-Grinnell 72, Golden Plains 59, 2OT Class 3A Sub-State Tournament Quarterfinal Beloit 76, Ellsworth 46 Conway Springs 74, Wichita Independent 66 Douglass 64, Bluestem 50 Galena 56, Cherryvale 41 Garden Plain 66, Cimarron 52 Hays-TMP-Marian 58, Norton 37 Hesston 71, Sedgwick 40 Hiawatha 61, Maur Hill - Mount Academy 52 Horton 72, Riverside 62 Humboldt 57, Jayhawk Linn 44 Kingman 56, Southwestern Hts. 54 Lyons 66, Phillipsburg 59 Marion 38, Halstead 34 Minneapolis 75, Hoisington 44


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Nemaha Valley 52, Marysville 47 Northeast-Arma 76, Erie 35 Osage City 47, Central Heights Riley County 52, Wabaunsee 49 Riverton 76, Neodesha 43 Rock Creek 57, St. Mary’s 20 Rossville 52, Pleasant Ridge 48 Sabetha 67, Atchison County Salina Sacred Heart 56, Haven

Silver Lake 69, Oskaloosa 37 Southeast Saline 73, Hutchinson Trinity 49 Wellsville 53, West Franklin 48 Wichita Collegiate 71, Fredonia 40 POSTPONEMENTS AND CANCELLATIONS Class 3A Sub-State Tournament Chaparral vs. Holcomb, ppd. to Mar 4. Quarterfinal Belle Plaine vs. Eureka, ppd. to Mar 5. Southeast vs. Caney Valley, ppd. to Mar 5. GIRLS’ BASKETBALL Class 1A Sub-State Tournament Central Burden 53, Udall 44, OT Division I First Round Hartford 45, Flinthills 34 Hodgeman County 28, Deerfield 18 Southern Coffey 57, Marmaton Valley 38 St. Francis 51, Quinter 29 Division II First Round Western Plains 46, Greeley County 30 Class 2A Sub-State Tournament Solomon 36, Rural Vista 27 Quarterfinal Bennington 25, Herington 21 Burlingame 58, Heritage Christian 49 Central Plains 62, Kinsley 17 Chase County 50, Madison 30 Ell-Saline 36, Republic County

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Ellinwood 55, Medicine Lodge

Ellis 57, Plainville 24 Hill City 48, Trego 41 Hillsboro 48, Little River 28 Maranatha Academy 57, Jackson Heights 51 Moundridge 46, Inman 19 Ness City 51, Johnson-Stanton County 34 Northern Heights 61, Lyndon 40 Oakley 45, Oberlin-Decatur 41 Class 2A Sub-State Tournament Quarterfinal Olpe 61, Mission Valley 43 Class 2A Sub-State Tournament Quarterfinal Pittsburg Colgan 46, West Elk 29 Pleasanton 48, Yates Center 40 Remington 52, Berean Academy 31 Smith Center 58, Rawlins County 26 South Central 45, Pratt Skyline 44 St. John 42, Kiowa County 34 Class 2A Sub-State Tournament Quarterfinal Sterling 60, Canton-Galva 28 Class 2A Sub-State Tournament Quarterfinal Syracuse 32, South Gray 24 Troy 36, Immaculata 33 Valley Falls 51, McLouth 20 Wichita County 61, Elkhart 34 Class 3A Sub-State Tournament Quarterfinal Douglass 50, Bluestem 13 Erie 67, Northeast-Arma 46 POSTPONEMENTS AND CANCELLATIONS Class 2A Sub-State Tournament Quarterfinal Oxford vs. Uniontown, ppd. to Mar 5. Class 3A Sub-State Tournament Quarterfinal Chaparral vs. Holcomb, ppd. to Mar 4.

THINK SAFETY FIRST! Natural Gas is oderless in its raw state. We add this disagreeable smell to alert you if any gas should escape. Gas leakage may occur from faulty appliances, loose or damaged connections, service lines inside or outside your home or building as well as gas main lines. This leakage can be very dangerous and should be dealt with promptly by experts. IF YOU EVER SMELL GAS . . . even if you don’t use it in your own home — take these precautions promptly: 1. Call the City of Iola at (620) 365-4926: Mitch Phillips, Gas Superintendent Brian Cochran, Gas Technician After 5 p.m. call 911 — the Iola Police Department will dispatch a service person. 2. If the odor is strong (indicating a severe leak) and you are indoors. Go outside. Call us from a neighbor’s house. 3. DO NOT turn any electrical switches on or off. 4. DO NOT light any matches, lighters, don’t smoke or create any source of spark of combustion.

Anderson County Hospital Family Care Center Welcomes Ross Kimball, M.D. R Ross Kimball, M.D., ttreats patients of all ages A Anderson County Hospital Family Care Center continues to grow with C the addition of Ross Kimball, M.D., to th the practice. Dr. Kimball is board th ccertified in family medicine, with cclinical interests in preventive medicine, sports medicine, and m cchronic disease management.

However slim the chances are of danger, it doesn’t pay to take needless risk. At the first sniff of gas, THINK SAFETY and give us a call.


To serve the Public with utilities the City of Iola Utilities Department has many miles of Gas, Water and Sewer Pipelines as well as some Electric lines buried in the street parking, alleys, and utility easements in various locations of the city. You the customer also own buried service lines from meters to your home or building. Buried utilities may be damaged by digging activities and in some cases such as Electric and Gas can be very DANGEROUS. If you plan to do any digging make a toll free call first so none of these lines become damaged and more importantly — no one gets hurt. Call the Kansas One Call System at 1-800-DIG-SAFE (800344-7233). They will notify all utility companies as well as telephone and cable that you plan to dig, so lines can be identified for you.


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Coming Events FRIDAY NIGHT DANCE, LaHarpe VFW, Lynn Oliphant, music of the 60s, 70s, 80s, 8-11 p.m. HUMBOLDT HIGH SCHOLARSHIP FUND! Scrapping for Kathy! March 29th 9-6, Humboldt High School. Bring your quilting, scrapbooking, crocheting, knitting, card making, or any other project and share the day with door prizes, drawings, and auction. Classes available and a catered lunch! The cost is $25, mail you check to: Glenda Aikins-Hill; 1905 Connecticut RD; Humboldt, KS 66748. STILL COLLECTING: OLD GREETING CARDS, ALL OCCASIONS, call 620-363-0480 or drop off at Duane’s Flowers.

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ANDERSON COUNTY HOSPITAL, Saint Luke’s Health System has the following positions open: Registered Nurse, full-time at Family Care Center South (Colony). Medical Assistant, full-time day shift at Family Care Center South (Colony). Certified Nursing Assistant, full-time day shift in Long Term Care. EMT, part-time in EMS. Paramedic, part-time as needed in EMS. Registered Nurse, parttime as needed (PRN) in Med/ Surg. Housekeeper, part-time as needed in Environmental Services. Apply online at www. saintlukeshealthsystem .org/jobs, see online posting for more information on each open position. We hire only non-tobacco users. EOE. NEED A FEW GOOD DEPENDABLE PEOPLE! Sonic Drive In, Iola, needs DAY/ NIGHT CAR HOPS. Good wages for good workers! Apply in person ONLY! No phone calls please. EOE. USD 257 is looking for PARTTIME BUS DRIVERS. Experience is helpful but will train the right applicant. Applications can be picked up at 402 E. Jackson, Iola.

Road & bridge construction laborers

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CHILDREN’S CASE MANAGER, full-time. Bachelor’s degree preferred in Psychology, Sociology, Education. Will consider other degrees. May consider Associate’s degree and relevant experience working with children. Requires empathetic, patient individual with organizational and computer skills, good communication, team oriented, able to work independently. Benefits. Drug test, good driving record, KBI clearance and child abuse check required. Send resume to: Robert F. Chase, Executive Director, Southeast Kansas Mental Health Center, PO Box 807, Iola, KS 66749, 620-365-8641, EOE/ AA. CMAs. Arrowood Lane and Tara Gardens residential care facilities are currently seeking CMAs for day and evening shifts. Please apply in person at Arrowood Lane, 615 E. Franklin, Humboldt. DRIVER/SERVICE PERSON NEEDED for manufacturer of CONCRETE BURIAL VAULTS. DELIVERY AND INSTALLATION OF STORM SHELTERS AND SEPTIC TANKS. Deliveries and set up services at cemeteries. Must have a CDL Class A driver’s license with two or fewer points and ability to be insured by company. Along with a good MVR, must be able to obtain medical card. Ability to perform physical labor and comfortable dealing with clients. Full-time position. Job is based in Iola. Please apply in person at: D of K Vaults, 304 Portland, Iola, KS, Monday-Friday from 7a.m.4p.m.

Looking for someone for in store customer service. Will also help with new mail order division.  Must be good with computers & people and be a self motivated person. Also experienced mechanic wanted.  Up to $5000 sign on bonus. Must have minimum 5 years professional mechanics experience in the field of motorcycles, autos or heavy equipment. Benefit package includes paid vacation, health insurance, 401K retirement program.  No phone calls will be accepted.  Apply in person at Kirby’s SuperSports,  3901 S Santa Fe, Chanute.  EOE

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Supervisors and Laborers for Metal Roofing

A-Lert Roof Systems is a company specializing in retrofit and new construction standing seam metal roofs, primarily serving the Midwest and Southeast U.S. with promising expansion to new regions. Our company is seeking highly motivated individuals with qualifications including, but not limited to: experience in roofing construction, sheetmetal work, steel framing, and leadership and communication skills. Experience in the roofing and construction field is preferred. A-Lert offers competitive wages and travel per diem; Supervisors earning up to $20/hr and laborers earning up to $16/hr, with the opportunity for advancement. Benefits include: health insurance, RX coverage, PTO, holiday pay and 401K. Drug screening, EVerify and ability to travel up to 3 weeks at a time are required.

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MIDWEST CABINET COMPANY, an innovative leader in commericial cabinetry and fixtures is accepting applications for EXPERIENCED CABINETMAKERS. Job overview: We are looking for employees with a solid work history and safe work habits, with the ability to properly use power tools and basic woodworking equipment. Starting wages based on experience level. We are an EOE with preemployment drug screens and background checks. All interested applicants are encouraged to apply Monday-Friday in person at: 4101 Ross Lane, Chanute, KS 66720. EDMUNDSON TRUCKING LLC is accepting applications for QUALIFIED CLASS A CDL DRIVERS. We pull hoppers throughout the midwest region. Home weekends, competitive wages, please call Eric 620-7197328. WINDSOR PLACE is taking applications for a FULL-TIME MEDICAL RECORDS person. Would prefer a CMA for this position or medical records certification. Apply at 600 E. Garfield, Iola, EOE. MACHINIST, PERFORM SETUP AND OPERATION OF LARGER MANUAL MACHINERY. Able to read and interpret blueprints, drawings, specifications and sample parts to determine dimensions and tolerances of part/product. If interested please call 620-964-2156 and ask for Dean or email resume to: rmcnutt@midamerican

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The Anderson County Sheriff’s Office is now taking applications for a F ULL T IME D ISPATCHER until position is filled. Applications are available at the Anderson County Sheriff’s Office, 135 E. 5th Ave., Garnett, KS, Monday - Friday. Must have a high school diploma or equivalent, be able to obtain a Kansas driver’s license. Applicants will be subject to a battery of tests including an extensive background check. Shifts are 10 hours, and you will be subject to working days, nights, holidays, weekends, swing and alternating shifts. Starting pay $13.08/hr. Anderson County is an Equal Opportunity Employer and position is “Veterans Preference” eligible (VPE), State Law - K.S.A. 73-201.


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WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — On the eve of a federal trial, a Kansas military school’s attorney said Monday that issues have been resolved regarding a lawsuit filed by 11 former cadets who claimed the school’s practice of giving higher-ranking cadets the power to discipline younger ones encourages physical and mental abuse. No details were immediately released. “The issues in the case have been resolved and the case is being dismissed,” John Schultz, attorney for St. John’s Military School in Salina, wrote in an email. The court confirmed that the trial scheduled to begin today before U.S. District Judge John Lungstrum in Kansas City, Kan., had been cancelled. The attorney representing the students did not return messages for comment. The former cadets filed a lawsuit in 2012 alleging that higher-ranking students, called “Disciplinarians,” abused younger students, even in the presence of faculty members. The plaintiffs claim negligent failure to supervise, intentional failure to supervise, as well as both negligent and intentional emotional distress. The 126-year-old Episcopalian boarding school in the central Kansas town of Salina has long denied a culture of abuse exists. A trial would have provided a rare public airing of recurring abuse allegations against the private, quasi-military program.

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Boyfriend’s love is weight-conditional Hi, Carolyn:

My on-and-off again boyfriend said he loves me and feels I’d be the “perfect” woman for him — if only I were in better shape. Part of me thinks, “Screw you,” and the other part acknowledges I could stand to lose about 30 pounds. We broke up, and I’ve lost about 12 pounds, now I’m stuck wondering if I should share my progress and talk about reconciliation (he tried to get back together already), or be happy that I’m getting healthier for ME, and leave him in the past. Losing Weight What happens if you go through a stretch when you can’t exercise? Put on a lot of baby weight that you struggle to lose? Develop a health condition or take medication that involves weight gain? Or simply go back to this extra weight as your

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default body position, which is common? “Off again” is where this relationship belongs, unless you think it sounds appealing to have someone’s love conditioned upon something no one can promise to control — oh, and, bonus! Conditioned upon your service to him and his preferences! Kindness, absolutely; fidelity, sure; hard work, quite useful; curiosity, great idea; compassion, can’t say enough good things about it; flexibility, a great gift you can give to each other. But physical appearance? Since when was it your job to be perfect for anyone?

Run! Yes — run, to find the person who will love you just the way you are. As you age, things sag, turn gray, get stretched, get less flexible, etc. What you want is someone who can look at you with 30 extra pounds or no hair and say, “There is no one I would rather be with.” The bonus is, the person who will say that is much more likely to have your back, be compassionate and giving, kind and hardworking. Anonymous Or demonstrate the quality that is at the root of all of those behaviors: humility. The mere notion that it’s remotely okay to expect someone to change to suit your own ideals

is breathtakingly arrogant, and arrogance makes for a foul-tempered roommate. Now, I often advise couples to talk about suggestions and changes each person can make to help them get along better — a la, “When I’m upset, I’d appreciate it if you gave me a little time to collect my thoughts instead of talking it out right away” — but that’s about relatively minor, behavioral accommodations, and based on an understanding that not everyone can or will change even in these ways, or has to, because ultimately partners are an as-is business. Maybe the boyfriend won’t be this way always, but for the purposes of the letter writer or anyone else facing this kind of decision: unless and until actual maturity is achieved and humility sets in, now is always.

has been adjudged to be a child in need of care, the court finds a parent to be unfit, the court may make an order permanently terminating the parent’s or parents’ parental rights. Prior to that date and time, a parent, grandparent or any other party to the proceeding may file a written response to the pleading with the clerk of the district Court. Each parent or other legal custodian of the child has a right to appear and be heard person-

ally either with or without an attorney. The court will appoint an attorney for a parent who is financially unable to hire one. Daniel J. Schowengerdt, an attorney in Iola, Kansas has been appointed to represent the father. Charles H. Apt, III, an attorney in Iola, Kansas has been appointed as guardian ad litem for the child. Clerk of the District Court Dina L. Morrison (3) 4,11

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Public notice (First published in The Iola Register, March 4, 2014) IN THE DISTRICT COURT OF ALLEN COUNTY, KANSAS JUVENILE DIVISION IN THE INTEREST OF: NAME: SHAYDEN LANE DIXON Case No. 2012JC40 DOB: XX-XX-2010 A minor child under the age of 18 years NOTICE OF HEARING TO: Steven Allen Cole, [father] [current whereabouts believed to be in or around Denham Springs, Louisiana, or surrounding areas], his parents and adult relatives and all other persons who are or may be concerned: A motion has been filed in this court pursuant to the Kansas code for the care of children requesting the Court to permanently terminate the parental rights of the children identified

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man scored 11 on 4 of 5 shooting. Meins had four assists and four steals. Mark scored a gamehigh 19 to pace JayhawkLinn. Miller followed with 14. WITH THE substate opener in the rear-view mirror, Taylor said Humboldt’s full focus is on Wellsville. “They’re a good team that likes to get up and down the floor,” he said. “It’ll be a challenge, especially if they’re shooting well.” In other substate action, Osage City edged Central Heights, 47-46, to advance to the semifinals to play either top seed and undefeated Council Grove or Kansas City Christian, who play tonight.

Jayhawk-Linn (13-14-7-10—44) Humboldt (6-17-17-17—57) Jayhawk-Linn (FG/3pt-FT-F-TP): Leach 0/1-0-2-3, Mark 5/1-6-1-19, Dawson 1/1-0-0-5, Mathews 1/10-4-5, Miller 3/1-2-4-11, Morrell 0-0-1-0, Brown 0-1-4-1. TOTALS: 10/5-9-16-44. Humboldt (FG/3pt-FT-F-TP): Vanatta 1-1-1-3, Murrow 4-6-1-14, Carpenter 0-0-2-0, Sellman 4-3-111, D’Armond 2-0-1-4, Meins 2-25-6, Pulliam 3-0-0-6, Siemens 3/14-0-13. TOTALS: 19/1-16-11-57.

Humboldt High’s Markiz Pulliam, from left, vies for a rebound against JayhawkLinn’s Justin Mark and Rece Dawson. Pulliam and the Cubs overcame Mark’s 19 points as Humboldt prevailed, 57-44, Monday. REGISTER/RICHARD LUKEN



Replays good to go SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — The first spring training test of baseball’s expanded instant replay system has gotten off to a smooth start. Three calls were challenged Monday, and the umpire’s ruling was upheld each time. Extra replay was in place for three games. Two calls were checked in the game between Toronto and Minnesota, there was one review

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end the year with a 3-17 mark as well.

7:30 p.m. Friday to take on top seed Marais des Cygnes Valley (17-2). The winner advances to the substate title game at 6 p.m. Saturday. The loss ends Marmaton Valley’s season at 3-17. In boys action, Marmaton Valley fell to host Waverly, 74-42. No further statistics were available. The Wildcat boys

THE YATES Center High girls saw their season come to an end with a 48-40 road loss to Pleasanton. The Wildcats end the season with a 7-14 mark. Pleasanton (13-7) takes on Pittsburg-St. Mary’s Colgan Thursday in substate semifinal action at Yates Center, the host site.


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