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CEO retires after eventful career By ALLISON TINN

Working to pay the bills versus working to follow a passion makes a difference when looking back at the years spent in a career. Steve Roling, CEO of the Healthcare Foundation of Greater Kansas City, can attest to that. Roling, 65, will retire this year, with no set date. In his role with the healthcare fo u n d at i o n , Roling has Steve Roling become a friend to Allen County. The Kansas City foundation has provided financial assistance to local efforts, including the dental clinic with the Community Health Center of Southeast Kansas, healthy lifestyle and sustainability grants to Thrive Allen County and grants to Iola’s SAFE BASE after-school program. Roling said he doesn’t plan on making himself comfortable in a nice chair with a good book or spend his time at the golf course. Roling plans to stay involved. “I have my health, lots of energy and passion,” Roling said. “I will get involved in different ways.” He said he doesn’t have all

the details worked out yet, but that he plans to dedicate his time to volunteering. Changing hats isn’t a foreign concept to Roling. Roling is from Jefferson City, Mo. He attended the University of Missouri, where he got his degree in psychology as an undergraduate student and a master’s in social work. He started off his career as a social worker when he was in his 20s, running a home for mistreated children in Missouri. He then worked as a legislative assistant for U.S. Sen. Tom Eagleton in Washington D.C. He eventually made his way back to Kansas City, where he was a banker for a number of years. From there he became publisher of the Kansas City Business Journal, which was followed with a position at the Kauffman Foundation, where he worked at the Entrepreneurship and Education center under Ewing Kauffman. He jumped back into social services when he took the director position at the Department of Social Services in Missouri. Roling has been in the CEO position at the Healthcare Foundation for the past eight years. It is where he will end See RETIRE | Page A4

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Wolfe receives Healthy Allen Award Dr. Brian Wolfe was recognized Wednesday as a leader in community health. Steve Roling, chief executive officer of the Health Care Foundation of Greater Kansas City, gave Wolfe the 2012 Healthy Allen Award, “For your dedication to eliminating barriers for a healthy Allen County. Your

handprints are on everything new and good in this county,” Roling said. A $5,000 gift came with the award, which Wolfe said he would plow back into Thrive Allen County, of which he is chairman of its board of directors. Wolfe joins an elite club. Angela Henry, director of Io-

la’s after-school SAFE BASE program, and Joe Works, president of Humboldt’s B&W Trailer Hitches, were previous designees. Wolfe is in family practice with The Family Physicians. Pictured are Roling, left, Gena Clounch, who serves on the HCFGKC board of directors, and Wolfe.

IHS students hope to take knowledge to D.C. County valuation up

Travis Hermstein started the Iola High’s History Bowl program two years ago. His students have done nothing but thrive through the competition. This year, two of the three teams that competed on the state level have qualified for national competition in Washington D.C. The third team will serve as alternate for the qualifiers. Hermstein, the history teacher at IHS, said the teams qualified by garnering a second-place position at the state tournament in Chanute. The final step is raising funds to get the students to D.C. — Hermstein said $6,000 is needed to send the 12 stu-

dents to the nation’s capital. “The financial need is greater,” Hermstein said.

“ It isolates an area

of content that kids like. It gives them an opportunity to learn about some history that I don’t have time to teach. — Travis Hermstein, Iola High School social studies teacher


“But I’m confident that we will get there.” Saturday the History Bowl team will host the second an-

nual community competition and pancake feed from 5 to 8 p.m. Community members will have the opportunity to pair up with one of the history bowl team members and put their history knowledge to the test. Questions will pertain to Allen County, and also will have samples of questions the students will have to answer at the national level. Free-will donations will be accepted to raise money for the trip, which takes place on April 26 and 27. In addition to the quiz competition, the team is hosting a spaghetti dinner benefit at St. John’s Catholic Church on April 13 from 5 to 8 p.m. See HISTORY | Page A4


Allen County’s assessed valuation of real property — such things as homes, land and buildings — increased by $1.3 million from a year ago, Appraiser Sandy Drake told county commissioners Tuesday. The valuation stands at $66,111,095. Last year’s total valuation was $96,004,713, with real property accounting for $64,820,147. The remaining $31,184,566 was for personal property, which is determined by state appraisers and is such things as industrial equipment, fixtures in commercial settings, and utilities, including oil and gas pipelines, rail-

roads and power lines. The agricultural category accounted for the largest increase in real property valuation, going from $11 million to nearly $11.9 million. Commercial property declined nearly $150,000, to about $16.9 million, while residential property increased a little less than $500,000, to $30,646,710. Statements alerting property owners about new valuations arrived in mailboxes this week. The significance is that total valuations within each governing unit, such as the county, college or city, will be used to determine mill levies when budgets are constructed this See VALUATION | Page A4

Gun-rights bill nearing final passage

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Finally these daffodils and grape hyacinths are able to fully bloom. The weather has been so off and on that the spring flowers have been confused. They have now received enough warm weather and a rain to bloom beautifully. Vol. 115, No.112

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas legislators were close Wednesday to finishing work on measures declaring that the federal government can’t regulate some guns and allowing public schools and colleges to arm employees with concealed firearms. House and Senate negotiators agreed on the final version of a bill aimed at preventing the federal government from restricting access to guns, ammunition and accessories manufactured, sold and kept only in Kansas. The bill makes it a felony for a federal agent to attempt to enforce a law, regulation, order or treaty affecting such guns. They also worked out the final language for a separate concealed carry bill, reconciling the differences in versions approved by each chamber. That measure would require local governments, public schools and state colleges to provide adequate security for their buildings if they want to ban people with state permits from carrying concealed weapons inside.

John Hanna AP Political Writer Also, local school boards and state university and college officials could designate employees to carry concealed firearms, even if such weapons generally were banned in their buildings. Supporters hoped both chambers would consider the compromise language for each bill today and send the measures to Republican Gov. Sam Brownback. The bills represent the Republican-dominated Legislature’s response to the mass, fatal school shooting in December in Newtown, Conn., and the discussion among federal officials about gun control measures. Gun-rights supporters also are reacting to new laws pursued in other states, including neighboring Colorado. “Our fear is that, starting in Colorado, it will spread to California, New York, Ver75 Cents

mont,” said lead House negotiator Arlen Siegfreid, an Olathe Republican. “We are Kansas, and we want to remain Kansas.” Gun-rights advocates enjoy solid legislative majorities in Kansas, and lawmakers haven’t seriously discussed requiring background checks on gun purchases or restricting access to some types of weapons and ammunition. Sen. Tom Hawk, a Manhattan Democrat and one of the negotiators, said he’s frustrated by lawmakers’ response to gun violence. He said he doubts having more guns in circulation is a solution. “Instead of looking at significant changes, we’re looking at increasing more of the same,” he said. Backers of the bill aimed at the federal government worry that a ban on some military-style weapons will prompt the Obama’s administration to attempt to confiscate them. On Wednesday, President Barack Obama, a Democrat, praised Colorado’s new gun-control laws as See GUNS | Page A4

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Pension bonds stall in Kansas

Tom Mitchell

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Legislation authorizing $1.5 billion in bonds to bolster the Kansas pension system for teachers and government workers has stalled in the state Senate, and one advocate said Wednesday that the bill is “dead in the water.� Senate Ways and Means Committee Chairman Ty Masterson said he doesn’t want to issue the bonds without creating a 401(k)-style pension plan for new public employees. The Andover Republican said the state shouldn’t be “taking on one debt to cover another� unless it reforms its retirement system. The Kansas Public Employees Retirement System operates traditional pension plans guaranteeing benefits upfront, based on an employee’s salary and years of service. KPERS projects a $9.3 billion gap between anticipated revenues and promised benefits through 2033. Under a 401(k)-style plan, workers’ benefits would depend on investment earnings and would fluctuate when financial markets are volatile. Public employee and retiree groups strongly oppose moving to such plans. Bonds would give KPERS a quick infusion of cash, so that the percentage of its obligations covered by its assets, now 53 percent, would jump to 61 percent in 2015 and grow more quickly than it would under current law. Also, the state wouldn’t have to boost its annual contributions to KPERS as aggressively as it does now. The House approved the bill last month, but

Thomas H. Mitchell, 73, passed away Wednesday, March 27, 2013, in Midland, Texas. Tom was born Jan. 29, 1940 in Independence, to Anna Daniels and Elvyn Ellis Mitchell. He graduated from Iola High School in 1958. Tom Mitchell Tom served in the U.S. Army for three years. He was stationed in France. After arriving back stateside, he began working for NI Baroid in the logging department for five years and then transferred to Baroid’s drilling fluids department. Tom and Beth were married in Casper, Wyo. June 19, 1971, after which Tom was transferred to Vernal, Utah, for four years before moving to Midland in 1975. With the training Tom and Beth both had working for Baroid, they started their own company, West Texas Drilling Fluids, Inc., in February 1986, which became United Drilling Fluids, LLC in 2005. Tom was active in the day-to-day operations of United Drilling Fluids, LLC until Dec. 31, 2012. Tom was a 32nd degree Master Mason and belonged to Midland Masonic Lodge No. 623, El Paso Scottish Rite Lodge, Order of the Eastern Star Norman Read Chapter No. 1010, Society of Petroleum Engineers and American Association of Drilling Engineers. Tom and Beth organized and began the Scottish Heritage Society of the Permian Basin in 1996, which became the Celtic Heritage Society of the Permian Basin in 2002. He was preceded in death by his parents, daughter Heather Lynne Mitchell, Midland, and brother Melvyn Mitchell, Kansas. Survivors include his wife of 41 years, Beth Mitchell; grandchildren, Genna Leigh Anne Mitchell, Moran, and Andrew Thomas Mitchell, Midland; brothers, Loren Mitchell and wife Bobbie, Iola, Carl Lee Mitchell and wife Elaine and Wayne Mitchell, and sisters Theda Pentlin and Linda Simpson, all of Kansas. Services were held Monday in Midland. The family requests memorials be directed to First Presbyterian Church Mission Fund, 800 W. Texas Ave., Midland, TX 79701; Hospice of Midland, 911 W. Texas St., Midland, TX 79701; or the charity of one’s choice. Online condolences may be offered at

Wilma Thompson

Wilma Thompson, 92, passed away on Monday, April 1, 2013, at Chanute Health Care Center. She was born on Nov. 17, 1920, in Osborne to Elmer and Hazel (Sellers) Yarnell. On Jan. 29, 1939, she married Joseph Claude Thompson Wilma in Kimball. He preceded her in Thompson death on July 27, 1973. Wilma is survived by her children, Joe and Carol Thompson, Elsmore, Milly and Larry Cress, Belton, Texas, Garry Thompson, Elsmore, and Dixie and Richard Scobee, Welda; 10 grandchildren; 24 greatgrandchildren; 14 great-great-grandchildren; and one brother, Laurel Yarnell, Buffalo. The family will receive friends today from 6 to 8 p.m. at Penwell-Gabel Gibson Chapel. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Penwell-Gabel Gibson Chapel. Burial will follow in Leanna Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Tri-Valley Developmental Services and may be left with the funeral home. Penwell-Gabel Gibson Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Beth Schmidt Gregory

Gertrude (Beth) E. Schmidt Gregory passed away on April 2, 2013, at Overland Park Medical Center. Beth was living in Piqua with her sister. Beth lived for many years in Gas. She worked several years for Hope Unlimited and was a housewife and mother. She was born Sept. 25, 1944, to Ray Carl Schmidt and Mary Inez Dreyer Schmidt in rural Neosho Falls. She has one son, John Gregory III, Colorado Springs. She married John Gregory, Jr. on March 19, 1966, and they were divorced later. She was preceded in death by her parents and one brother, Donald Schmidt, Michigan, who died Feb. 6, 2013. Her siblings are Mary Shoemaker and husband Marty, Piqua, William and wife Sherry, San Tan Valley, Ariz., Ronald and wife Barbara, Puyallup, Wash., and Gregory and wife Connie, Yates Center.    She has been cremated. No services are planned.

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Masterson’s committee hasn’t taken a vote. Senators and House members drafting the final version of other pension legislation and reconciling differences between the two chambers could slip in authorization for the bonds, but Master-

John Hanna An AP news analysis son is the Senate’s lead negotiator. “We need to see a transition� to a 401(k)-style plan for new public employees, Masterson said. Last month, the House Pensions and Benefits Committee tabled a bill to start a 401(k)-style pension plan for government workers hired after 2014. The measure would have created a separate plan for new teachers in which they would have contributed part of their salaries to tax-free annuities paying out once they retired. Masterson’s position means that the House committee’s delay of a decision until next year on the proposal to create new retirement plans also blocks the bill authorizing bonds. “It makes it dead in the water,� said House committee Chairman Steve Johnson, an Assaria Republican. Both pension bills follow two years’ worth of legislation overhauling KPERS, and the retirement system projects that its long-term funding gap will be eliminated over two decades even if lawmakers do nothing more. The state committed to larger annual con-

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tributions to KPERS and dedicated future profits from state-owned casinos to the retirement system. Reining in the annual contribution of tax dollars to the pension system would lessen

the squeeze on other parts of the budget. But in issuing the bonds, the state would gamble that KPERS investment earnings would outstrip the interest paid on the debt.

Courthouse gardens to be decorated for awareness garden planting Friday at 1 p.m. It will be on the Allen County Courthouse lawn on the south side. Friday also is national Wear Blue Day for child abuse prevention awareness.

CASA of the 31st Judicial District, partenering with the Kansas Children’s Service League, Hope Unlimited, ACMAT and other local agencies, businesses and individuals, will host the Pinwheels for Prevention

Livestock sales At the Parsons Livestock Market sale Wednesday, 347 cattle were sold. Choice cows 77-87; canners & cutters 60-77; shelly cows 61 and back; bred cows 775-1125; choice bulls 97-105; pairs 1000-1500; lower grades 85-97. Steers: up to 400# up to 210; 400# to 500# 175-190; 500# to 600# 150-175; 600# to 700# 135-163; 700# to 800# 120-144.50. Heifers: up to 400# up to 170; 400# to 500# 130-159; 500# to 600# 125-154; 600# to 700# 120-136; 700# to 800# 115-129.

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State leaders take note: Kansans willing to invest You wouldn’t know it from the Legislature, but Kansans are willing to pay for public services. Voters signaled their willingness to open their pocketbooks with the passage of several bond issues in Tuesday’s elections. In Reno County, voters approved a half-cent increase in county sales tax by a three-to-one margin to go toward a new jail and improvements for other county offices. The $28.9 million project will include building a 250-bed jail. In Lawrence, voters overwhelmingly approved a $92.5 million bond issue for the city’s schools. Another three-to-one margin proved voters regarded upgrades and renovations to 14 elementary schools and two high schools critical not only to their students, but also to the community as a whole. This is on top of an $18 million bond issue approved in 2010 to build a new public library. In Oswego, voters passed a $3.25 million school bond issue for district 504. In Garnett, voters agreed to an increase in property taxes to build a $25 million hospital. ALL THESE results signify Kansans are willing to spend because they know it’s really more than that. Such votes are made as an investment, meaning returns will be coming down the pike.

Already, the construction of the new Allen County Regional Hospital has meant higher occupancy rates at area hotels, more business at area restaurants and retailers — and this is before the darn thing has even opened. Once in operation, the new hospital will attract more health care professionals eager to work in a state-of-the-art facility. The other shoe to drop will be a new medical office building where specialists from metropolitan areas will see patients. Garnett’s new elementary school on its northern edge of town sends a message of a vibrant community that places education as a priority. Same goes for Humboldt’s new sports complex currently in the works. RENOVATIONS, updates, or entire new campuses such as in Chanute, show a commitment to future generations. And no, don’t say what was good enough for me is good enough for today’s students, or patients, or clients. Because that’s simply not true. Fifty-year-old buildings cannot be adapted to today’s technologies. It’s heartening to see these communities embrace the future. Hopefully, state leaders will take note. — Susan Lynn

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The Herbert and Gertrude Henderson Scholarship Fund for Allen County Community College has been created under the will of the Hendersons. Income from the scholarship fund will be used perpetually to provide scholarships and other grants in aid for students to assist them in furthering their education at ACCC. ***** The Iola Register news staff won awards Friday in the 1992 Kansas Press Association contest. The Register won first place for its editorial pages and second place for editorial writing. Bob Johnson, Register city editor, won two second place awards for feature and news photography and Bruce Symes, Register wire editor, won second place for spot news. The Register won third place for general excellence in its division, which included all daily newspapers with circulations of less than 4,500.

The Humboldt Market Place News, edited and published by Jacque Witherspoon, won first place in her division for column writing, second for editorial writing, second for editorial pages, second for general excellence. ***** USD 257 will try a new sales approach with the house constructed this year by the Iola High building trades class. Board members decided Monday night to sell the house at auction. ***** The biggest winner in Tuesday’s election was the Iola Middle School bond issue. Jerry Skidmore won a seat on the City Commission; Linda Sigg and Chuck Apt were given seats on the USD 257 Board of Education; and Delbert Nelson, Gary McIntosh and Ed Lind won the Allen County Community College Board of Trustees contest. Larry Manion was elected mayor of Humboldt and Jerry Wallis was elected mayor of Moran.

NRA deploys its muscle WASHINGTON — The gunlobby goons were at it again. National Rifle Association’s security guards gained notoriety earlier this year when, escorting NRA officials to a hearing, they were upbraided by Capitol authorities for pushing cameramen. The thugs were back Tuesday when the NRA rolled out its “National School Shield” — the gun lobbyists’ plan to get armed guards in public schools — and this time they were packing heat.

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Washington Post Writers Group About 20 of them — roughly one for every three reporters — fanned out through the National Press Club, some in uniforms with gun holsters exposed, others with earpieces and bulges under their suit jackets. In a spectacle that officials at the National Press Club said they had never seen before, the NRA gunmen directed some photographers not to take pictures, ordered reporters out of the lobby when NRA officials passed and inspected reporters’ briefcases before granting them access to the news conference. The antics gave new meaning to the notion of disarming your critics. By journalistic custom and D.C. law, of course, reporters don’t carry guns to news conferences — and certainly not when the person at the lectern is the NRA’s Asa Hutchinson, an unremarkable former congressman and Bush administration official whom most reporters couldn’t pick out of a lineup. But the NRA wasn’t going to leave any doubt about its superior firepower. Thus has it gone so far in the gun debate in Washington. The legislation is about to be taken up in Congress, but by most accounts the NRA has already won. Plans for limiting assault weapons and ammu-

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nition clips are history, and the prospects for meaningful background checks are bleak. Now, The Washington Post’s Philip Rucker and Ed O’Keefe report, the NRA is proposing language to gut the last meaningful gun-control proposal, making gun trafficking a federal crime. Apparently, the gun lobby thinks even criminals deserve Second Amendment protection. If the NRA has its way, as it usually does, states will weaken their gun laws to allow more guns in schools. The top two recommendations Hutchinson announced Tuesday involved firearms in the schoolhouse. The first: “training programs” for “designated armed school personnel.” The second: “adoption of model legislation by individual states to allow for armed school personnel.” Hutchinson claimed that his task force, which came up with these ideas, had “full in-

tioli, the father of one of the Newtown, Conn., victims. Mattioli told reporters that there had been “nine school shootings since Newtown” but that Newtown was “off the bell curve, if you will, with respect to the impact.” Perhaps that’s because the Newtown killer had a military-style gun with a 30-round magazine? Hutchinson, queried by a reporter from Connecticut, said that limiting assault weapons is “totally inadequate” because it “doesn’t stop violence in the schools.” Likewise, he told CBS News’ Nancy Cordes, limiting magazine clips won’t work as well as his plan to “give the schools more tools” — i.e., guns. And he told CNN’s Jim Acosta that background checks weren’t related to his focus of school safety. Fox News’ Chad Pergram mentioned the gun-control legislation. “Do you see any

If the NRA has its way, as it usually does, states will weaken their gun laws to allow more guns in schools.

dependence” from the NRA. By coincidence, the proposals closely matched those announced by the NRA before it formed and funded the task force. The task force did scale back plans to protect schools with armed volunteer vigilantes, opting instead for arming paid guards and school staff — at least one in every school. States and school districts “are prepared” to pay for it, Hutchinson declared. The task force garnished the more-guns recommendations with some good ideas, such as better fencing, doors and security monitoring for schools, and more mentalhealth intervention. But much of that is in the overall Senate legislation that the NRA is trying to kill. To close his case, Hutchinson introduced a secret weapon, “special guest” Mark Mat-

common ground?” he asked. “This will be the common ground,” Hutchinson said of his proposals. If so, American schoolchildren may grow accustomed to the sort of scene Hutchinson caused Tuesday, protected by more armed guards than a Third World dictator. Hutchinson, pressed by reporters about the armed goons, said: “You go into a mall, there is security. And so there is security here at the National Press Club.” A reporter asked Hutchinson what he was afraid of. “There’s nothing I’m afraid of. I’m very wide open,” Hutchinson replied, separated from his unarmed questioners by an eight-foot buffer zone, a lectern, a raised podium, a red-velvet rope and a score of gun-toting men. “There’s nothing I’m nervous about.”

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H Valuation summer for 2014. For example, if commissioners were to decide to keep the countyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s levy as is, more tax dollars would be raised because overall valuation is higher. Conversely, if they decided to keep tax dollar collections the same, the levy would decrease. Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s what Ed Bideau, who represents most of Allen and Neo-

sho counties in the Kansas House, calls an invisible tax. He supported legislation that would require a specific vote by governing bodies to raise more tax dollars in that manner. ANOTHER legislative aside is that debate at times this session has centered on removing most personal property from the property tax

equation. The estimate is that Montgomery County would lose more than half of its assessed valuation because of the preponderance of a refineryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s personal property. Allen County and the governing units within it also would take a hit; about $30 million of total valuation is in personal property. Monarch Cement Co.,

Humboldt, is the countyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s largest single payer of property taxes at nearly $850,000 this year. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s valuation is $5,228,668, of which $3,253,929 is personal property. Next in line is Iolaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Russell Stover Candies. Its property tax bill this year was just over $583,500, based on total valuation of $3,3322,407, of which $1,874,907 is personal property.

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â&#x20AC;&#x153;practical progressâ&#x20AC;? toward curbing gun violence. The debate comes amid high interest among Kansans in obtaining concealed carry permits, with a record number of applications for permits each of the last three months, with 4,072 in March, according to the attorney generalâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s office. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s no doubt: What the Obama administration is doing now has got everybody scared to death,â&#x20AC;? said lead Senate negotiator Ralph Ostmeyer, a Grinnell Republican. Supporters of the concealed carry bill argue employees with concealed weapons could stop attacks by gunmen more quickly than law enforcement. And while it didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t seek the legislation, the Kansas Association of School Boards isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t objecting because decisions about whether any employees could carry hidden guns would be left to local boards. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We have a number of schools where response times can be 20 or 30 minutes,â&#x20AC;? association lobbyist Tom Krebs acknowledged. But Mark Desetti, a lobbyist for the Kansas National Education As-

M o n e y doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t solve problems, people solve problems. â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Steve Roling, Health Care Foundation CEO


his tenure. Roling said he realizes his resume might seem eclectic but that type of career path is more common in todayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s world. â&#x20AC;&#x153;In my fatherâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s generation someone would stay in one organization for their entire career. In our generation thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s more rare,â&#x20AC;? Roling said. The common denominator for most of his career opportunities is that he began at an entry level position and worked his way up. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Once you have the CEO experience thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not hard to transfer,â&#x20AC;? he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Someone has to give you a shot.â&#x20AC;? Roling also attributes a lot of his success from being a social worker to becoming a CEO is being a people person. During his time with the foundation Roling has been able to contribute to projects such as the clean air initiative in all restaurants and bars. The foundation helped fund the Clean Air Kansas campaign along with the Sunflower Foundation. He has been part of a project to create more community gardens all over the region and has done a lot of work to bring dental

care into rural communities. One of the projects nearest to Rolingâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s heart is the Metromed KC where doctors of all specialties come together and see how many free patients they can take

on. This program allows for someone who usually would have succumbed to a deadly disease such as cancer. Though the program cannot accept a large volume of patients, Roling said it still helps. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The need is much greater than that, but itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a good start,â&#x20AC;? he said. Roling has been largely involved in the health initiatives in Allen County and says its improvements over the last eight years is â&#x20AC;&#x153;nothing short of miraculous.â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;Money doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t solve problems,â&#x20AC;? Roling said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;People solve problems,â&#x20AC;?

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NEW YORK (AP) â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Facebook is unveiling a new Android product today, a move that comes as a fast-growing number of its 1.06 billion users access it on smartphones and tablet computers. Advertisers are not far behind. Though mobile ads have been a big concern for Facebookâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s investors since before the companyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s initial public offering last May, some of that worry has subsided as Facebook began muscling its way into the market. Last year, the company began showing ads to its mobile audience by splicing corporate sponsorships and content into usersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; news feeds, which also includes updates from friends

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and brands they follow. Among the challenges Facebook faces now is showing people mobile ads without annoying or alienating them. The mobile advertisement market is growing quickly. Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s thanks in large part to Facebook and Twitter, which also entered the space in 2012. Research firm eMarketer expects U.S. mobile ad spending to grow 77 percent this year to $7.29 billion, from $4.11 billion last year. As for todayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s event at the companyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Menlo Park, Calif., headquar-

have a number of schools where response times can be 20 or 30 minutes. â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Tom Krebs, lobbyist

sociation, the stateâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s largest teachersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; union, said if a school employee has a concealed gun, the weapon should be â&#x20AC;&#x153;locked up and out of the wayâ&#x20AC;? to prevent children from gaining access to it. â&#x20AC;&#x153;How does that help you when someone bursts into a room?â&#x20AC;? he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We need real solutions.â&#x20AC;? The bill also reflects gun-rightsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; advocates frustration that cities and counties routinely ban concealed weapons in their buildings simply by posting a sign at entrances. Under the measure, state and local officials couldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t prohibit concealed weapons unless their buildings had electronic equipment and officers to check for weapons. Officials would have until January to develop security plans, then an additional four years to put them into effect.

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good kids,â&#x20AC;? he said. While the students have worked hard to get to this level, practicing and studying frequently, Hermstein said none of it would have been possible without community support. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The community patrons in Iola are really good about helping their students,â&#x20AC;? he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;In a small town, thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s where you go.â&#x20AC;? He said the Allen County Historical Society, which is helping to organize Saturdayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s event, has been integral to the process as well. He said he hopes to see good turnouts at both events, so the kids will be able to get to D.C. as a reward for their hard work. Regardless, he said, the kids have been able to grow through their experience in the history bowl. â&#x20AC;&#x153;My goal is to teach the kids to love history,â&#x20AC;? he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The History Bowl allows them to apply their history.â&#x20AC;?

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ters, speculation has centered on a mobile phone, made by HTC Corp., that deeply integrates Facebook into the Android operating system. The move comes as Facebook works to evolve from its Web-based roots to a â&#x20AC;&#x153;mobile-firstâ&#x20AC;? company, as its mantra goes. â&#x20AC;&#x153;What Facebook wants is to put itself at the front of the Android user experience for as many Facebook users as possible and make Facebook more elemental to their customersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; experience,â&#x20AC;? said Forrester analyst Charles Golvin.



the History Bowl competition was started on a national level three years ago by a â&#x20AC;&#x153;Jeopardyâ&#x20AC;? winner â&#x20AC;&#x201D; he used his prize money to start the scholarâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s bowl-type event. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It isolates an area of content that kids like,â&#x20AC;? Hermstein said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It gives them an opportunity to learn about some history that I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have the time to teach.â&#x20AC;? The competition brings in students from across the nation, about 250 teams total, including Guam and Puerto Rico in last yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s bowl. The national competition is at different national historic sites â&#x20AC;&#x201D; last yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s event was at Mount Vernon. He said it was a unique experience for the competitors to experience different cultures and different types of people. It brings the team together as well. â&#x20AC;&#x153;They are a close-knit group, they are really

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Thursday, April 4, 2013

IMS golfers struggle Mustangs sweep

past Osawatomie


Iola Middle School golfers have struggled in their first two competitions of 2013. The Pony golfers hosted seven other schools Wednesday evening for the Iola Invitational at Allen County Country Club. “We have a lot of beginners,” IMS coach Stacey Crusinberry said, “but they are improving every day we are able to practice.” Two Iola girls earned medals on the course Wednesday. Addie Prather took home fourth place with a score of 63 over the nine-hole competition. Mea DeLaTorre followed with a 67, good for eighth. On the boys side, Drake Sell led the way with a 61. Justin Reeder followed with a 71. Six others carded 72s: Brandon Culp, Sam Terhune, Zeth DePriest, Dallin Cox, Emilee Luedke and Abigail Allen. The Iola boys carded a team score of 276. Chanute won the competition with a 190. Iola’s girls earned a score of 274. Chanute’s Clete Carlson earned the top boys score of 42. Rachel Johnson of Jayhawk-Linn led the girls contingent at 58. See IMS | Page B4

OSAWATOMIE — It’s not much of a sample size yet, but Iola High’s baseball squad has found a familiar — and successful — path to victory. Just like their season opener nearly three weeks prior, the Mustangs came from behind to capture a hard-fought win in the opening game of their doubleheader against Osawatomie. And just like before, the Mustangs cruised to a sweep in the second game, trouncing the Trojans in the nightcap. Iola’s 7-6 and 11-2 wins give the Mustangs a 4-0 record following an extended layoff due to spring break followed by persistent bad weather. “We’ve got some things to

work on, but it was good just to get out there and play,” Mustang coach Mark Percy said. “We had some guys hit the ball well, and we got some good pitching performances.” After assorted rainouts has kept the team from playing or practicing much in recent weeks, the schedule will pick up. Iola has back-to-back doubleheaders scheduled on Monday and Tuesday, which will test the Mustangs’ pitching staff, Percy noted. “We’ll have to count on some guys who haven’t had a chance to get out and pitch yet,” he said. Tuesday’s wins shows some See MUSTANGS | Page B4

Sale benefits ACC squad

Register/Richard Luken

Iola Middle School’s Emilee Luedke strikes an approach shot at the Allen County Country Club Wednesday.

A rummage sale at the home of Val and Carolyn McLean will benefit efforts to upgrade the Allen Community College baseball team’s clubhouse. The McLeans are offering up assorted knickknacks and household items starting tonight from 6 to 8 o’clock at 702

S. First St. The sale continues at 9 a.m. Friday and Saturday. All proceeds from the sale will help pay for recent upgrades to the clubhouse, which includes installing new lockers and benches, paint and carpeting, Carolyn McLean said.

Wrestlers earn state medals

Register/Richard Luken

Iolan Ryker Curry’s die-hard affection for the Wichita State Shockers has lasted long before WSU advanced this week to the Final Four. Here, he shows his lucky Wichita State cap, shorts, shirt and necklace he wears at gametime.

Wichita State success no ‘Shocker’ for local diehard By RICHARD LUKEN

Wichita State’s unexpected hardwood romp through the NCAA tournament — the Shockers are in the Final Four for the first time since 1965 — has brought scores of new fans to root them on, especially in these parts. Few, however, can match the vigor exhibited by Ryker Curry, son of Iolans Heath and Heather Curry. The McKinley Elementary School third-grader has been a life-long, die-hard Shocker fan, to the point that he confidently predict-

ed WSU’s success before the tournament began. “He has them winning the whole thing in his bracket,” his father said. “I picked them, too, but that was because I just wouldn’t feel right picking against them. He picked them because he thinks they’ll win.” Such a feat would be remarkable — few “mid-major” squads even reach the Final Four, much less win it — for everyone but Curry, who believes the Shockers’ See CURRY | Page B4

TOPEKA — Two members of the Allen County Wrestling Club earned top-six finishes over the weekend to become the first ever members of the club to place at state. Andrew Garber, sixth, and Trenton Jones, fifth, highlighted a successful weekend at the USA Wrestling Kansas Folkstyle State Championships Friday and Saturday. Garber placed in the 14-andunder, 165-pound division. Jones took fifth in the 8-andunder, 110-pound group. “We are so proud of the effort these kids showed this weekend,” coach John Taylor said. “Trenton is only in his second year as a wrestler. Andrew has wrestled for several years and has qualified for state twice.” Two others shined in their respective competitions. Seth Sanford brought home a top-12 finish in the 14-and-under, 235-pound division. Curt Shannon took a top-eight finish at 8-and-under, 40 pounds. “Seth wrestled the best match I have ever seen him wrestle,” Taylor said. “He came up short, but he gave it everything he had.” Taylor noted Shannon typically wrestled in the 6-and-under division. “These kids have heart,” Taylor said. “They wanted to win. They gave it everything they could, and we walked

out with our heads held high, ready to celebrate our success and learn from our defeat.” Even with only four wrestlers at state, Allen County took home 112th out of 180 teams.

“We were competing against clubs that had more than 40 wrestlers at the state tournament,” Taylor said. “We are well on our way to becoming a strong force in the wrestling community.”

Photos courtesy of Jana Taylor

Allen County Wrestling Club members Andrew Garber, above, and Trenton Jones earned state medals over the weekend, the first wrestlers to do so in the club’s history. Additional pictures from the competition are on Page B4.

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Readers dish out advice on life On getting through to your teenager without harping:

One thing my father did all throughout my teen years was take a walk with me after dinner. He said HE needed to get some more exercise and was more likely to get it if he had company. I enjoyed having 45 minutes of his time every night. I knew I would have a chance to talk to my dad every evening. More to the point, I knew that time was important to him. I was important to him. S. I was very fortunate to have a mother who I called the “kitchen table psychologist,” because she was able to tap into our emotions to enable us to vent. She was nonjudgmental and understood the basic need to express our emotions, and per-

haps problem solve, but as soon as the words were out the “problems” were lessened by just putting them out on the table. P.

Tell Me About It Carolyn Hax

On all those evil mothersin-law:

Admittedly, I was not close to my husband’s (weird and difficult) mother, but I always was respectful, patient and kind to her, given that she was the mother of my spouse and grandmother of our children. Now that I am of age to become a grandmother, I see the other side and am much more sympathetic

to all the older moms out there who maybe feel a little lost, a bit lonely. Aging can be a scary process, and having to redefine oneself and find new ways to find purpose can be daunting as people age. While certainly those buttinsky mothers-inlaw need to be dealt with using a firm hand, I do wish young moms would understand that the way you feel about your babies and little ones is just how we felt about our children, who are now all grown up and who may have forgotten there was once a close bond between us. Sure, establish healthy boundaries, young moms, but please show a little compassion and understanding. Future MIL?

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On feeling like the badluck fairy has moved in with you and is sleeping

People with plenty of money have crummy luck all the time, too, but it’s just an inconvenience for them. My parents are millionaires. Last week their heater, car, and garage door broke. So what? If they were poorer, each problem would’ve caused two more problems. People living on the edge are vulnerable to every mishap in a way that is catastrophic. It’s very hard to break the cycle. You need a string of good luck that lasts for years. By the way, I’ve always tried to live within my means and got hit with the housing crisis in a perfect storm that reduced me to zero. So I’m not saying here that poorer people are doing something wrong; it’s just about having more than enough money to be able to recover.

Spouse was filed in this Court by Patricia Ann Howerton, Executor named in the Joint and Mutual Last Will and Testament of Loren Millard Howerton, deceased, and Patricia Ann Howerton. All creditors of the Decedent are notified to exhibit their demands against the Estate within the latter of four months from the date of first publication of notice under K.S.A. 59-2236 and amendments thereto, or if the identity of the creditor is

known or reasonably ascertainable, 30 days after actual notice was given as provided by law, and if their demands are not thus exhibited, they shall be forever barred. Patricia Ann Howerton, Petitioner IMMEL, WORKS & HEIM, P.A. Four East Jackson Iola, Kansas 66749 (620) 365-2222 Attorneys for Petitioner (3) 21, 28 (4) 4

Public notices (First published in The Iola Register, March 29, 2013) IN THE DISTRICT COURT OF ALLEN COUNTY, KANSAS In the Matter of the Estate of Fred E. Anderson, Deceased No. 2013 PR 17 NOTICE OF HEARING THE STATE OF KANSAS TO ALL PERSONS CONCERNED: You are hereby notified that a Petition has been filed in this Court by James E. Anderson, an heir of Fred E. Anderson, deceased praying: Descent be determined of the following described real estate situated in Allen County, Kansas: Lot Eight (8), Block Two (2), West Side Addition to the City of Iola, Allen County, Kansas (a/k/a 20 Campbell) Lot Four (4), Block One (1), Sunnyside Addition to the City of Iola, Allen County, Kansas (a/k/a 614 North Ohio) and all personal property and other Kansas real estate owned by the Decedent at the time of death, and that such property and all personal property and other Kansas real estate owned by the Decedent at the time of death be assigned pursuant to the laws of intestate succession. You are required to file your written defenses thereto on or before April 23, 2013, at 8:30 a.m. in the District Court, in the City of Iola, Allen County, Kansas, at which time and place the cause will be heard. Should you fail to file your written defenses, judgment and decree will be entered in due course upon the Petition. James E. Anderson, Petitioner IMMEL, WORKS & HEIM, P.A. Four East Jackson Iola, Kansas 66749-0766 (620) 365-2222 Attorneys for Petitioner (3) 28 (4) 4,11

OF ALLEN COUNTY, KANSAS In the Matter of the Estate of Loren Millard Howerton, Deceased No. 2013 PR 14 NOTICE TO CREDITORS THE STATE OF KANSAS TO ALL PERSONS CONCERNED: You are notified that on March 15, 2013, a Petition for Probate of Will and Issuance of Letters Testamentary and Determination of Valid Consent of

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Cubs sweep Burlington BURLINGTON — A delayed start to the season had Humboldt High’s baseball squad getting antsy. “It was nice to finally have the opportunity to play and compete against someone other than our own team,” Cub head coach Mike Miller said. Humboldt wasted little time in assuming full control in its season opener Tuesday against Burlington, rolling to wins of 18-3 and 15-0. So dominant was Humboldt that each batter had either a hit, run or RBI — in both games. The Cubs exploded in the opener for five runs in the first inning, six in the second and fourth in the third to lead 151. Humboldt capped its scoring with three more in the top of the fifth. There was only one trouble spot. Starting pitcher Grayson Pearish only lasted one-third of an inning. Miller inserted Nathan Whitcomb in relief because Pearish was experiencing pain in his shoulder.

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“Nathan gave us a couple solid innings,” Miller said, and “Austin Beeman was able to finish it for us.” Doing the damage offensively were Hunter Murrow, two hits, two runs and an RBI, Caleb D’Armond, three runs, Caleb Vanatta, a hit and three runs, Carpenter, who went 3-for-3 with three RBIs and two runs, Whitcomb, who drove in four RBIs on three hits with three runs, Pearish, who drove in five RBIs with three hits and three runs, Alex Murrow, who had one hit, one RBI and one run, Beeman, who had two hits and an RBI and Kason Siemens, who had two hits, two RBIs and a run. Whitcomb surrendered a hit in 1 2/3 innings with there strikeouts. Beeman gave up three hits and two walks in three innings. He also had three strikeouts. ALEX MURROW got the start in the second game. He surrendered two hits and two walks in three scoreless innings.

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tough-nosed defense and team-first approach have them primed for two more victories and an NCAA title. “I just like the whole team,” he said. Wichita State’s traditional claim to athletic excellence more often than not has been tied to the baseball diamond. The school has

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earned a berth in the NCAA College World Series seven times, most recently in 1996. The Currys carry a special affinity for the Shockers in all athletics. Both Heath and Heather are WSU alums. The family has taken in dozens of games, be they basketball or baseball. The Currys ventured to St. Louis in

March to watch the Missouri Valley Conference Tournament, where WSU took second place behind Creighton. Watching the Shockers has become a ritual for young Curry. He dons his lucky WSU garb — shorts, cap, necklace and any number of black and gold shirts — shortly before tip-off.

Game time can be tense. “He’s a pacer,” Heath said with a laugh. Wichita State’s victory over Ohio State Sunday to earn the Final Four berth brought quite a commotion, inside and outside the home. “We got all kinds of emails and texts from people,” Heath said. Curry also has con-

vinced a few of his classmates to root on the Shockers, who take on Louisville at 5 p.m. Saturday (KOAM-TV 7) in Atlanta. The winner advances to the title game Monday evening in the Georgia Dome. Curry may have made some WSU converts in the classroom. “They say they’re fans now,” he said.

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are already in mid-season form. Iola forged ahead 3-0 in the opener. Aaron Barclay singled in a run in the first before Mason Coons pounded an RBI double, then came in to score on Barclay’s single in the third. Osawatomie responded with four runs in the third to take the lead. Undaunted, the Mustangs responded with two in the top of the fourth, with a two-run double by Coons, followed by two more in the top of the fifth on Eric Heffern’s single. Osawatomie scored again in the fifth, then plated one in the seventh

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before Levi Ashmore induced a pop-out to end the game with the tying run on first. Coons went 4-for-4 with two doubles, three RBIs and two runs scored to lead the way. Ashmore went 2-for-4 with two runs. Derrick Weir singled, while Barclay had two hits, as did Cole Morrison. Heffern had a single. Coons picked up the win, giving up four hits and three walks over four innings with five strikeouts. Barclay added two hitless innings of relief. Ashmore got the save, giving up a hit in his inning of work. THERE WAS no such

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drama in the nightcap. Iola scored six in the top of the first. Weir’s threerun double was key, as was Barclay’s RBI single that followed. Weir reached on a walk in the top of the second and scored on Barclay’s double in the second. Weir’s double was prominent in Iola’s three-run third inning, pushing the Mustangs’ lead to 10-1. Heffern capped the scoring when he reached on an error in the fourth and scored on Trent Latta’s sacrifice fly. Latta got the win, giving up three hits and two walks in five innings, while racking up 10 strikeouts. Drew Faulha-

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On Monday, the IMS golfers competed at Four Oaks Golf Course in Pittsburg. Prather earned a seventh-place medal with her 61. Also playing on the girls side were Luedke (71), DeLaTorre (72) and Allen (72). Reeder led the way on the boys side with a 60. Brandon Culp fol-

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“Alex had to pitch out of a couple jams, but gave us three really good innings before Nathan closed it for us,” Miller said. Murrow racked up five strikeouts. Whitcomb struck out all three batters he faced in relief. Carpenter had two hits, including a double, while Whitcomb singled twice. Hunter Murrow, D’Armond, Beeman, Vanatta, Pearish, Siemens and Corey Whitcomb each had singles. The Cubs also took advantage of a combined 18 walks in the doubleheader. “Offensively we really hit the ball hard all the way through our line up in both games,” Miller said. “We had some really good plate appearances to draw walks after falling behind in the count. We want to put as much pressure on the opposing teams as we can with our baserunners and I thought we did a great job of that tonight. Defensively, we had one error all night, which I was pleased with as well.”




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