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Breaking even a relief for USD 258 By BOB JOHNSON The Iola Register

HUMBOLDT — USD 258 Superintendent B.K. Criss is relieved with the way state aid to education shook out over the weekend. It could have worse — much worse. “I can’t put any numbers on it, but we came out much better than it appeared we would last week,” said Criss, when the district faced losses of more than $500,000. As is, the district may break even. Criss spent several days in Topeka last week lobbying legislators. The Legislature made available $126.2 million for local option budget and capital outlay funds. The bulk of those funds are to come from the state’s general fund, and about $12 million from cuts to current education programs and services. That satisfies a Supreme Court ruling that said state aid for LOB and capital outlay

funds was not being distributed fairly, and that poorer districts were suffering. The bill also increased base state aid per pupil by $14. At the insistence of the Senate, legislators agreed to strike down teacher tenure as a concession to pass a school finance bill. All indications are Gov. Sam Brownback will sign the bill into law. Even with new money, Criss figures his district’s LOB finances at best will be a wash between this year and next, when the new funding takes effect. The reason is a little complicated. LOBs are a combination of local and state funds to help supplement a district’s general fund. The state uses a formula to dictate how much it will match locally raised funds. Humboldt can expect to receive a 50-50 match from the state. See USD 258 | Page A6

A night to remember

Marmaton Valley High School and Humboldt High School students put on their best attire for their 2014 proms on Saturday. Above, Marmaton Valley students, from left, Courtney Smith, Garrett Booth, Lauren Korte, Gage Adams, Grace Broyles, Chance Stevenson, Kaitlin Ensminger, Tristan Dickerson, Emily Meiwes and Jake Kale pose for a group photo before heading to the big dance. PHOTO COURTESY OF PAULA DICKERSON

Brook Turner and Hunter Murrow, right, make an entrance at Humboldt’s Prom. PHOTO COURTESY OF MIKE MYERS


Storms will trigger opening of shelters By BOB JOHNSON The Iola Register

Gates located in Iola. REGISTER/BOB JOHNSON

Gates sells for $5.4 billion By HOWARD PANKRATZ The Denver Post

The parent company of Gates Manufacturing, Pinafore Holdings B.V., started proceedings over the weekend to sell to Blackstone. The $5.4 billion transaction is expected to close later this year. Gates employs more than 14,000 people in 30 countries and reported $2.95 billion in sales last year, according to its website. In Iola, Gates employs in the neighborhood of 700. The company’s headquarters will not leave Denver and no Gates employees will be laid off as a result of the sale. In early March, Onex, a Toronto-based private equity owner of the maker of automotive and industrial components, was rumored to be either looking to sell Gates or take it public. Onex, together with the

Canada Pension Plan Investment Board, purchased Tomkins PLC, the London-based parent of Gates, back in 2010 for $4.5 billion. Since that time, Onex has sold several Tomkins and Gates units, reaping more than $2.5 billion. Those lucrative sales combined with strong cash flows have allowed Onex to recoup most of its initial equity investment and pay off much of the debt used in the leveraged buyout. Gates is a top maker of power transmission belts and fluid power products used in diverse industrial and automotive applications. Most of its sales revenues come from replacement markets around the world. In a statement, Seth Mersky, a senior managing director of Onex, said that “it was a tough decision to sell Gates. “We don’t see many industrial businesses with its glob-

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al brand recognition,” said Mersky. “Nonetheless, Onex shareholders and our limited partners have done very well. We have thoroughly enjoyed partnering with the Tomkins management team and wish them continued success.” The Gates family sold the Denver company in 1996 to Tomkins, which added its belts and hoses to a grab bag of holdings that included everything from “buns to guns.” All that remains of the original conglomerate are the core Gates Corp., which manufactures power transmissions and fluid transfer systems, and the much smaller Aquatic, a maker of tub and shower enclosures. Management control has shifted from London to Denver. In November, Gates began demolition of the old Gates Rubber plant at Interstate 25 and Broadway. See GATES | Page A2

MORAN — After lengthy discussion of whether to lock the city’s storm shelters — one south of City Hall and the other at the city park — Moran council members voted to follow policy, which says the shelters will be unlocked only when a tornado watch is issued. But, Mayor Philip Merkel, who with other city staff has a key, allowed he would open the shelters anytime severe weather threatened.

Together, the two shelters are designed to hold 82 people, at the rate of one per five square feet. Moran has a population of about 550. The city will spend about $100 a year to maintain a website,, which council members hope with make citizens better informed. Lori Evans, city clerk, said only 24 citizens voted at the April 1 election. Incumbents Bill Bigelow and Jerry Wallace were elected as was See MORAN| Page A6

Health care compact sent to governor By JIM MCLEAN KHI News Service

TOPEKA — A bill authorizing Kansas to join other states in an attempt to gain control of federal health care dollars was among several health-related measures approved by the Legislature before it adjourned Sunday. House Bill 2553 would allow Kansas and several other states led by officials opposed to the Affordable Care Act to petition Congress for the right to decide how health care programs are structured and funded within their borders. Shortly after the Senate

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sent the so-called “health care compact” bill to Gov. Sam Brownback on a vote of 29-11, Lt. Gov. Jeff Colyer signaled the administration’s support. “Kansans do not support Obamacare,” Colyer said. “So things that allow states to come up with their own health care solutions, we’re very supportive of that.” Kansas Insurance Commissioner Sandy Praeger joined with the state chapter of AARP to oppose the measure, citing its potential to transfer oversight of the federal Medicare program to state officials. See COMPACT | Page A2

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Notable bookworms are, front row from left, Callie Murcko, Britain Folk, Dillon Slaven, Taylor Johnson, Sidney Shelby. Middle row: Jesse Taylor, Caiden Cloud, Olivia Kerr, Tristan Mittlemeier, Jake Skahan, Corrin Helm, Riley Jay, Holden Barker. Back row, Levi Meiwes, Jayce Doolittle, Cooper Riley, Allison Morris, Justice Wilson, Audrey Coltrane, BreAnna Peeper. Not pictured: Jarrod Powe, Jada Harris, Nate Haston, Audrey Powe, Rebecca Wood, Henry Wicoff, Eli Smith, Josh Kaufman, Bobby Lewis, and Josie Plumlee. COURTESY PHOTO

Book clubbers make mark Iola students in third, fourth, and fifth grade were invited to participate in the William Allen White Book Club. Emporia State University’s William Allen White Committee had selected eight books for the 20132014 master list.The stu-

dents were encouraged to read as many of the nominee books on the lists and vote for their favorite. These students at Jefferson and Lincoln Elementary read at least six nominees and were invited to a party at the Iola Public

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Continued from A1 The plant once employed 5,500 people, but those jobs were sent overseas or to other parts of the U.S. Charles Gates Jr. sold the privately held Gates Rubber Co. in 1996 for $1.16 billion after failing to find a successor within the family to run the company. His father, Charles Sr., bought the Colorado Tire & Leather Co. in 1911 for $3,500 and over the years Gates became famous for innovations such as the reinforced rubber Vbelt and radiator hoses. He employed thousands of Denverites.

Allen County Area Retired School Personnel met Wednesday at the Humboldt United Methodist Church with 44 in attendance. Ellen Thompson introduced Susan Hawk and Sheri Yowell from Allen County Regional Home Health and Hospice. Hawk has been with the organization for six years and Yowell for eight years. Hawk is a licensed social worker and Yowell is a registered nurse with therapy training. Hawk and Yowell gave a description of the difference between home health care and hospice care. Home health care is a care in your home due to illness, accident or re-

covering from surgery. Nurses may come in to help with numerous tasks the patient cannot do. Hospice is end of life care. Hospice tries to make the passing of a loved one as easy for the family as possible. Hawk mentioned she needs volunteers and was going to have a training soon. Members will participate in the Allen County Community Foundation Annual Day of Giving on June 7. Its purpose is to raise money and awareness for Allen County’s non-profit organizations. The next meeting will be at 1 p.m. on May 7 in the New Community Building.

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Legislators also finished their work on House Bill 2552, which is intended to buttress contractual requirements that the state’s Medicaid managed care contractors promptly reimburse providers. Since the Brownback administration’s launch of KanCare in January of 2013, various provider groups have reported problems getting timely payments for services from the managed care companies. An amendment to the bill made by the Senate would prohibit the state from expanding KanCare eligibility without the express approval of the Legislature. That survived in the version sent to the governor for signature. The federal health reform law encourages states to expand Medicaid eligibility to include all adults earning up to 138 percent of federal poverty guidelines. But Kansas is one of 19 states that have so far decided against expanding eligibility. Kansas currently has among the nation’s most restrictive eligibility criteria. It essentially limits the program to poor children and those who are disabled and elderly. Childless adults can’t quality regardless of how poor they are.






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“It could jeopardize the coverage and benefits that seniors have come to count on,” Praeger said. “Kansans have paid into this program through payroll taxes and expect to receive the benefits they have been promised.” Praeger, a Republican who generally supports the health reform law, is in the final months of her third term and is not running for re-election. But the person she supports as her successor, Sen. Clark Shultz, a McPherson Republican, voted for the compact bill. Shultz said he doesn’t share Praeger’s concerns that the measure could jeopardize the health care benefits of the nearly 450,000 Kansans enrolled in Medicare. “I don’t think that is the intention of the compact. If I thought it was, that would cause me great concern,” Shultz said shortly after the vote. “We can back out if we see danger signals.” The House passed the compact bill, 74-48, on March 24. Kansas is the eighth state to endorse the compact, which must be approved by Congress. If that should happen, which is considered highly unlikely while Democrats control the U.S. Senate, the member states could receive federal Medicare and Medicaid dollars as block grants with no administrative strings attached, leaving them free to restructure the programs.

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cases also was sent to the governor for signature into law. Senate Bill 311 would raise the current cap on punitive damages from $250,000 to $350,000 over a period of eight years, starting July 1. In 2012, the Kansas Supreme Court upheld the damage-cap law but the justices said they were troubled by the fact that the cap hadn’t been raised in more than 20 years. “We respected the decision of the court and we wanted to respond to that,” said Jerry Slaughter, director of the Kansas Medical Society, which is the state’s leading doctor group. “We feel it is a responsible response to what the court said.” Efforts to resolve differences in the House and Senate versions of the bill were complicated by the Senate’s insistence that it include a provision allowing jurors to be told whether an injured party’s damages were covered by insurance. To pave the way for passage, Senate negotiators dropped their demand that the “collateral source” language be retained. However, the bill sent to the governor includes new provisions that tighten the rules of evidence in personal injury cases and allow separate proceedings to determine whether expert witness testimony is credible enough to be

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Gender pay takes center stage for female candidates By SHERYL JEAN The Dallas Morning News

DALLAS — If you want to start a fight, talk about pay differences between women and men. And then throw in politics just to spice things up. That is what’s happening in Texas and across the country as equal pay takes center stage as midterm elections heat up. Texas Democratic gubernatorial nominee Wendy Davis recently rebuked her Republican rival, Attorney General Greg Abbott, for his opposition to legislation that would make it easier for workers to file a wage discrimination claim. State Sen. Davis sponsored the bill last year, but it was vetoed by Gov. Rick Perry. Davis is one of several Democratic women candidates nationally hoping to mobilize female voters, who are a critical voting bloc. Candidates — from Maryland gubernatorial hopeful Heather Mizeur to North Carolina Sen. Kay Hagan — have voiced their commitment to fight for issues important to women, including equal pay, health care and domestic violence. The numbers show that women working full time make less than men overall. In Texas, the annual median pay for women in 2012 was $35,453, or 79 percent of men’s $44,802 median pay, according to U.S. Census Bureau data. Nationally, the pay ratio of women to men was 77 percent. Those figures are for all workers in all types of jobs and exclude certain factors, such as education, occupation and the number of hours

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worked. Studies show the wage gap narrows after considering such factors, but it does not disappear, leading many to think there’s a real problem. The greater fear is that the gap widens over time, meaning women have less earning power and save less for retirement. The focus on paychecks comes as more women participate in the workforce and more women are the main breadwinners here and nationally. The question is why pay parity has not been reached yet. “I think there’s no one answer, which I guess is why it’s a controversial subject,” said Sandra Black, a professor of economics at the University of Texas at Austin who has studied gender pay issues. “Some people say the pay gap is not real,” said Catherine Hill, vice president of research for the American Association of University Women. “The pay gap is real; it’s just explained in different ways.” Part of the pay gap can be explained by choices women make: Women are more likely to leave the workforce or work part time to become mothers and primary caregivers, ending up with less work experience. Reports show the pay gap starts early and widens over time. Women working full time earned 82 percent of what men

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did just one year after graduating from college, according to a 2012 study by the American Association of University Women. Even after accounting for variations in choice of major, type of job and number of hours worked, 7 percent of the difference in women’s earnings to men’s could not be explained, Hill said. Women also tend to work in lower-paying jobs, such as teachers, while men take higherpaying jobs in computer science and engineering. The fact that a wage gap persists for women after accounting for differences has led some researchers to conclude that wage discrimination exists in the workplace. “There’s evidence that discrimination exists, but that’s hard to prove,” UT’s Black said. “In most jobs, you can always say there’s something you’re not measuring.” Bias is when two people who arguably are equally productive are paid differently, Black said. The issue is in trying to determine what is equal productivity, she said. Some people may not be aware they have biases in the workplace, Hill said. For example, “people may think a woman is more likely to leave to have children, but men also may move for other reasons,” she said. “There’s no reason to expect that men will

be better employees than women.” Overall, women’s wages just aren’t rising fast enough to make a big enough difference. Nationwide, women’s wages grew substantially from 1980 to 2000 due largely to increased education and more women in the workforce, while men’s wages were stagnant, according to a report by the Institute for Women’s Policy Research. Since then, women’s wages have not continued to grow. IF


cost to women and families. “Long term, the gap sees women much more likely to be poor in old age,” Hill said. “Women aren’t able to save as

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earnings ratio continued to change at the pace it has since 1960, men and women wouldn’t reach parity until 2058, according to the institute. UT’s Black thinks some recent trends should help: More women are pursuing a college education than men and women are becoming more attached to the labor market. In the meantime, the wage gap could come at a

TOPEKA — A new report from federal officials shows that Medicaid enrollment in Kansas continues to climb. Kansas officials said they attribute the increase to greater awareness of the program due to the Affordable Care Act and the recent promotions and advertising of the health insurance marketplace. “We are not surprised to see the increased enrollment. As the AON study and others predicted, implementation of the ACA at the federal level influenced Medicaid and CHIP enrollment in Kansas and other states,” said Miranda Steele, a spokesperson for the Kansas Department of Health and Environment, the state’s lead Medicaid agency. CHIP is the acronym for the Children’s Health Insurance Program. In Kansas, Medicaid and CHIP are combined for marketing purposes and known as KanCare. The study was done by the consultant group AON Hewitt for the administration of Gov. Sam Brownback when it was considering the possibility of expanding eligibility for the state’s Medicaid program. Brownback and others in his administration have cited the report when describing their concerns that expanding the program could cost the state too much money. The consultants predicted that MedicaidCHIP enrollment would increase by 20,563 this year as a result of the Affordable Care Act, even if state policymakers chose against broad-


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School policy reform tops off bucket list for GOP conservatives TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Public school teachers in Kansas likely will lose their legal protections against getting fired after legislators tacked that and other policy changes onto a courtmandated plan to boost aid for poor school districts. The plan narrowly approved by the Republicandominated Legislature late Sunday night provides Kansas’ poorest districts an additional $129 million during the next school year. It’s the full amount needed to reverse recession-driven cuts that led the state Supreme Court to declare last month that there were unconstitutional gaps in funding between poor districts and wealthier ones. Many Republicans, driven by low-tax, small-government views, wanted to spend far less but quickly found their hopes dashed. Once that happened, they pursued changes to start overhauling public education and promote school choice for parents, most of which had foundered previously. Starting in July, teachers who’ve been in classrooms three years or longer but face dismissal would lose the right to have their cases heard and decided by independent hearing officers, a protection some have enjoyed since the 1960s. Corporations will be eligible for tax credits for bankrolling private-school scholarships for poor and at-risk students. A new commission will hunt for efficiencies in public education, even as new dollars flow to classrooms in poor districts. “When we learned about the price tag, we just felt it was only appropriate that we ask more of the institution,” said Senate President Susan Wagle, a Wichita Republican, referring to public education. Republican Gov. Sam Brownback praised the package, suggesting he’ll sign the legislation. But dozens of red-shirted educators, members of the Kansas National Education Association, the largest teachers’ union, flooded the Statehouse over the weekend to lobby against the plan, and their leaders acknowledged that money was not the issue. Much of the final debate in both chambers focused on ending or saving teacher tenure. Sen. Tom Hawk, a Manhattan Democrat, complained about a “hijacking” of school funding legislation. Teachers’ union officials said educators are insulted by the final product and believe it inhibits academic freedom and makes it more difficult for teachers to deal with well-connected parents, advocate for individual students and challenge administrators’ decisions. “We are just at will, at their will, basically, and we won’t be able to fight for what we truly believe is right for our schools,” said Melissa Modig, a sixthgrade teacher at Rochester Elementary School in north Topeka. Supporters of ending tenure argued that it would make it easier to remove under-performing teachers

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from the classroom, and Wagle said it’s important as the state demands more of its public schools. The proposal also had the backing of the conservative group Americans for Prosperity. The push for a range of policy changes arose in the Senate, where GOP conservatives have a supermajority. It found less favor in the House, where the top GOP leaders are conservatives but where Democrats and moderate Republicans together still can influence what passes. GOP


didn’t get every change they wanted. House and Senate negotiators jettisoned a property tax break for families that home school their children or send them to private schools, as well as a proposal to block schools from using multistate Common Core standards for reading and math. Proposals to encourage the creation of additional schools operating under independent charters — and possibly competing with traditional public schools — were stillborn. Yet what passed embodied conservatives’ view that providing a good education for every child requires overhauling public education and promoting school choice initiatives. House Education Committee Chairwoman Kasha Kelley, an Arkansas City Republican, said the state’s duty is to provide “a path to a successful education” for all students and, “That’s more than money.” “You have to have it, but it runs its course, and you have to look at reform in the classroom in terms of the institution itself,” she said. “You’ve got to look at other things.” In its decision last month, the Supreme Court said the gaps in funding between poor districts and wealthier ones were unconstitutional. It also returned the lawsuit to a three-judge, lower-court panel for more hearings on whether the $3 billion a year the state spends on its public schools overall also is adequate. The justices said if lawmakers simply reversed the past cuts in aid to poor school districts — the $129 million-a-year solution — there’d be no further review of whether the gaps between poor districts and wealthier ones still existed. But the justices didn’t preclude other solutions to that “equity” issue, though others would have required additional court review. Wagle acknowledged many Republicans initially hoped the Legislature could increase aid to poor school districts by far less than $129 million a year — perhaps by as little as $30 million. But she said they learned quickly that “the price tag was going to be very high.” “Then, they asked for some reforms,” she said.

An FDA success story on antibiotics Skeptics scoffed late last year when the Food and Drug Administration issued guidelines to restrict the use of antibiotics in livestock. Most of the antibiotic use in this country is in the agriculture industry, with the drugs routinely added to animal feed to promote growth and prevent infections from sweeping through crowded and unsanitary operations. The voluntary guidelines would never be followed, critics predicted, and agricultural antibiotics would continue to contribute to the rise of resistant infections that sicken 2 million people a year in the United States and kill 23,000. So far, the results are much rosier. In just the last four months, 25 of the 26 pharmaceutical companies that make antibiotics that are important for human as well as veterinary treatment have agreed to new drug labels prohibiting their use for growth promotion in livestock. (The 26th company is a small firm that caters to the fish farm-

ing industry.) In addition, the drugs must be prescribed by a veterinarian rather than sold over the counter; that will end the practice of adding them to feed. It’s an extraordinary achievement for the FDA, which had issued the voluntary rules in an attempt to avoid the years-long delays involved in proposing new rules with teeth. But its work isn’t done yet. AGRICULTURAL antibiotics can still be prescribed for disease prevention, and that’s not a problem as long as it’s done judiciously. If some cattle have been exposed to a highly infectious disease, for example, it makes sense to treat the animals around them or perhaps the whole herd. Such prescriptions are supposed to have defined start and end dates so they don’t become a substitute for bad animal husbandry practices. The problem is that rogue veterinarians could decide to make their living as prescrip-

tion mills for feedlots they’ve never even visited. At this point, the FDA needs some clear rules for veterinarians, including a requirement that they visit the farms they prescribe for at least occasionally. Oversight will be needed to ensure that prescriptions to prevent disease are written only when needed, and for limited periods of time. Decades of failed legislation intended to stop the wanton overuse of agricultural antibiotics have given way to increased understanding among drug companies and the livestock industry of the dangers of this practice. Trade associations for pork, chicken and beef producers have supported the new guidelines. And meat from animals treated with growth promoters is banned in the European Union. The guidelines will keep key antibiotics useful for far longer if the FDA backs them up with basic standards for the veterinarians who will write the new prescriptions. — Los Angeles Times

Window for Mideast peace closing Developments in the Middle East suggest that prospects of success for the Israeli-Palestinian talks, to which Secretary of State John Kerry has devoted countless hours and trips, are weakening. Although the proceedings have been closely held, the objective has been an agreement that would provide for two states, Israel and Palestine, living together in peace and recognized by the world. A recent step was Kerry delivering to the two sides a U.S.-developed framework agreement for consideration, to serve as an agenda of issues and a timetable leading to a final pact. Its fate is now unclear. The two sides last week

seem to be looking for exits from the talks based, in both cases, on bad faith. Israel insisted that the Palestinians had to agree to its being described as a Jewish state, leaving unclear the status of 1.7 million Arabs in its 7.8 million population. That Israel is and will be a Jewish state has never been in question. The second point now in the way is Netanyahu’s refusal to release the fourth group of Palestinian prisoners, which Israel had pledged earlier in the negotiations. The third is the outrageous Israeli request that the United States release from prison Jonathan Pollard, a spy convicted of selling U.S. secrets

to Israel. The United States would release him in return for Israeli agreement to extend the talks, a bad deal for America. After all that transpired, the Palestinians said on Tuesday that they have applied for membership in 15 international organizations, which they had pledged not to do during the talks. Both sides still need an agreement in order to proceed with a future in peace and security. The United States and Kerry have given them the opportunity to achieve one. They should stop fooling around and start holding real negotiations. U.S. patience is not limitless. — Pittsburgh Post-Gazette


Ag census shows farms hold steady In 1840, the first census of agriculture was conducted in the United States, in conjunction with the population census. That first census, which included 26 states and the District of Columbia, showed that about 70 percent of the population reported being engaged in agriculture, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Sixty years later, in 1900, more than 60 percent of the U.S. population lived in rural areas. The USDA’s current estimates show that about 2 percent of the U.S. population farms for a living, and only 17 percent live in rural areas. The census of agriculture was once conducted every 10 years, but the USDA now conducts it every five years. The 2012 census of agriculture preliminary data was released Feb. 20. The data shows that Kansas is following many of the national trends — fewer farms, less land in farms, more diverse and older principal farm operators, and an increased value of agricultural production. So, despite having less land and resources, U.S. farmers and ranchers have increased production over time. “The Census of Agriculture is a complete accounting of U.S. farms and ranches and the people who operate them,” said Jason Lamprecht, Kansas’ state statistician of the Northern Plains Region for the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS). “We mailed out more than 3 million questionnaires

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across the United States for the 2012 census of agriculture in late December 2012.” A farm is, according to the USDA, any place that produced or had the potential to produce at least $1,000 of agricultural products during the census year. Respondents were required by law to complete the questionnaire, either by mail or online. The USDA made phone calls and a few field visits to those who hadn’t yet completed their information. Preliminary highlights for Kansas and the United States

Amount of land in farms:

In the United States, between 2007 and 2012, the amount of land in farms declined by less than 1 percent, from 922 million acres to 915 million. While continuing a downward trend, this is the third smallest decline between censuses since 1950 and is within the margin of error. The amount of land in farms in Kansas declined by less than one percent between 2007 and 2012, from 46.35 million acres to 46.14.

Number of farms:

The United States had 2.1 million farms, down 4.3 percent, in 2012. For farm size by acres, the decline continued a downward trend in midsized farms, while the smallest- and largest-

size farms held steady. Kansas had 61,773 farms in 2012, down 5.7 percent from 2007. For farm size by acres, all size categories declined, with the largest declines in the mid-sized farms (180 to 999 acres), down 10.2 percent. The largest-size farms showed the smallest decrease, down only 26 farms.

Principal farm operators:

Demographic changes were evident when comparing the 2007 census of agriculture to the 2012 preliminary data

in 2007 in Kansas. Currently, about 2 percent of Kansas’ farms are minority-operated. The data showed changes on how states ranked in number of farms from 2007 to 2012. The top five states in 2007 were Texas, Missouri, Iowa, Oklahoma and Kentucky. The 2012 data is the same, other than California replaced Kentucky in the fifth spot. Kansas remained at No. 12. The top five states

In the United States, between 2007 and 2012, the amount of land in farms declined by less than 1 percent, from 922 million acres to 915 million.

for the United States. There were fewer female operators, fewer beginning operators, fewer small farms, more minority operators and more operators reporting farming as a primary occupation in 2012. The average age of a principal farm operator in the United States was 58.3 years, up 1.2 years from 2007, and continuing a 30-year trend of steady increase. According to the 2012 census, and similar to the national trends, principal farm operators in Kansas are becoming older and more diverse. The average age of a Kansas principal farm operator was 58.2 years, up 0.5 year from 2007. Again, more minorityoperated farms were accounted for in 2012 than

in 2007 for value of agricultural production were California, Texas, Iowa, Nebraska and Kansas. In 2012, Kansas slipped to the sixth spot, as it was replaced by Minnesota for fifth. Kansas remained in the top 10 states for value of crops sold. It was ranked 10th in 2007 and moved up to ninth in 2012. The top five states for both years were California, Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota and Nebraska. For value of livestock sold, Kansas remained in the top five states. It was fourth in 2007 and fell to fifth in 2012, behind Nebraska. The top five states for livestock for both 2007 and 2012 were Texas, Iowa, California, Nebraska and Kansas.

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The Easter holiday is just around the corner and for many people, decorating Easter eggs is part of the celebration. There are multiple options for decorating eggs, including paint, glitter, and markers, but dyeing eggs remains the most popular method.  Just make sure to use a food-safe dye if you plan on eating them.  Commercial egg decorating dyes are food-safe, as is food coloring added to a water-vinegar mix. Organic dyes are another option. Tea or coffee will provide a tan or brownish shade. Beet or cranberry juice will produce red dye. For green, use the water from cooked spinach leaves, or for blue, use blueberry juice. “The main concern when dealing with eggs is salmonella,” said Karen Blakeslee, coordinator of the food safety Rapid Response Center at Kansas State University. “The Center for Disease Control and Prevention reports 40,000 cases of salmonella each year, and they estimate that up to 20 times that many go unreported.” To decrease the risk of salmonella, cook eggs properly and keep hands clean so as not to crosscontaminate other foods. Make sure the eggs aren’t broken because cracked eggs could be contaminated. People who raise chickens should gather eggs at least once or more each day. Keep eggs refrigerated at all times. If having an Easter egg hunt, only allow eggs to be out of the refrigerator for two hours or less, or better yet, have a separate batch of eggs prepared just for the hunt.  Hardboiled eggs in the shell should be used within a week, or within 2-3 days if the shell has been removed. Uncooked egg contents from hollowed

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24 private wells in state contaminated WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — State health officials have told residents in 24 homes in west Wichita to stop drinking their water after authorities found a toxic dry-cleaning solvent in their private wells. The Wichita Eagle reported the Kansas Department of Health and Environment said the solvent came from former area dry cleaners. Bob Jurgens, chief

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fere with painting and other maintenance of the storage tower and how cable access to support equipment on the ground would be configured. Lee said he would return to the May 5 meeting with specifications and more information. No decision was made on a rental fee, but council members wondered if Internet access for the city might be a part of the arrangement. Lee said he was certain something could be worked out. THREE


valves controlling flow of effluent at the city’s sanitation lagoon will be replaced. While cost of the three eight-inch valves will be determined later, council members did agree to installation cost of $1,800. They will spend another $1,800 to have sludge buildup removed and dispersed, to improve efficiency of the lagoon. Also yet to be determined is cost of turtle “traps,” devices to keep turtles from wandering into pipes and clogging them. Council approved a one-year certification

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Attorneys worried about package TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Lawyers for parents and school districts at the heart of the Kansas school funding battle have concerns about the plan approved by lawmakers to address a state Supreme Court ruling. Attorney John Robb issued a statement Monday saying the plan to spend $129 million to address two issues of equity for poor districts contains little new money for schools. At the same time, Robb says, taking money from some programs for at-risk students and changing local property tax provisions widen the gaps between rich and poor districts. Robb is still looking at the overall plan to see if it will meet the court order. Legislators finished the package late Sunday and adjourned for three weeks. Gov. Sam Brownback hasn’t said how quickly he would sign the package.



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Mustangs hold court IHS tennis team makes net gains at home meet By RICHARD LUKEN The Iola Register


he 2014 tennis season is less than two weeks old, and Iola High’s tandem of Bryan Mueller and Colby Works already is in midseason form. The Mustangs’ No. 1 doubles team picked up its ninth, 10th and 11th wins in a row Monday, allowing only four points on the day. Mueller and Works combined to defeat Alex Porter and Nefty Valle of Columbus, 8-1, Austin Whitson and Trevor Ferguson of Independence, 8-3, and Jeff Cooper and Dequwan Wells of Parsons, 8-0. “Their streak speaks for itself,” Iola tennis coach Joe Turner said. “They work well together.” The steak highlights a strong day on the home court for the Mustangs, who won nine of 11 matches in their only home competition of the season. Isaiah Fawson also went 3-0 on the day in No. 2 singles, defeating Gage Riker of Columbus, 8-4, Dan Grice of Independence, 8-2, and Kyle Hutley of Parsons, 8-0. Iola’s No. 1 singles player, sophomore Tyler Heinrich, went 2-1. He defeated Ross Westervelt of Columbus, 8-5, and Christian Baldwin of Parsons, 8-1, while dropping an 8-1 decision to Joel Rice of Independence. The Mustangs’ No. 2 doubles team of Mason Key and Rhett

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Allen went 1-1. They downed Rand Hurley and Adam Ball of Parsons, 8-4, and lost to Dimitri McCaffery and Garrett Whitson of Independence, 8-5. Iola and Independence both went 9-2 on the day. Columbus went 2-7; Parsons 1-8. Turner said the Mustangs have improved across the board as the season hits high gear. “Tyler is so smooth and quiet on the court,” Turner said. “He just knows how to get things done, although I’d like to see some more aggression from him sometimes. See MUSTANGS | Page B2

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UConn takes NCAA title By EDDIE PELLS The Associated Press

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Coaches and players left them. Others told them to go away. The guys who stuck around at UConn ended up with the last laugh and a pretty good prize to go with it: The national title. Shabazz Napier turned in another all-court masterpiece Monday night to lift the Huskies to a 60-54 win over Kentucky’s freshmen and bring home a championship hardly anyone saw coming. “You’re looking at the hungry Huskies,” Napier told the crowd and TV audience as confetti rained down. “Ladies and gentlemen, this is what happens when you banned us.” The senior guard had 22 points, six rebounds and three assists, and his partSee UCONN | Page B2

Pony golfers medal PITTSBURG — Iola Middle School girls Chloe Hageman and Mia Aronson led the way Monday as the Pony golfers kicked off their season. Hageman carded a 47, good for second among all girls, while Aronson shot a 58 to take fourth. They were the only medalists among the nine IMS golfers who traveled to Pittsburg for their first meet of the year. “We did pretty well,” said Lori Oestericher, IMS golf coach. “They had some nerves at first, but they improved quite a bit.” On the boys’ side, Iola’s Derek Bycroft carded a 53, just out of the medals. Others scoring for Iola were Parker Smith, 56, Gentry Dougherty, 57, Jeremy Waldman, 58, Jack Eyster, 62, John Lynn, 67, and Emilee Luedke, 68.

Iola senior joins yell squad at Independence Community College By RICHARD LUKEN The Iola Register

Iola High senior Quinton Morrison, an All-American yell leader for the IHS cheer squad, is taking his talents to the next level. Morrison signed scholarship papers Monday to join the Independence Community College yell squad next fall. There, Morrison will work under the tutelage of former Iolan Lavon Kent, head cheer coach at ICC. Kent is the former Lavon Leake, a 1999 Iola High graduate and former cheerleader. Morrison said the move to

Independence felt comfortable. He also considered joining cheer squads at Allen and Coffeyville community colleges. Part of Independence’s appeal, he said, was the Pirates compete annually at a national competition in Orlando, Fla. Morrison earned his AllAmerican designation at a cheer camp last summer in Coffeyville. He was a member of the IHS cheer squad his junior and senior years. The son of Rick and Jessica Morrison, Quinton will study general education at Independence.

Iola High senior Quinton Morrison, center, signs Monday to join the yell squad at Independence Community College next fall. He is seated with his parents, Jessica and Rick Morrison. In the second row from left are Lavon Kent, cheer squad coach at Independence, and Penny Herder, cheer sponsor at Iola. Morrison, in his second year as a yell leader, earned All-American designation at a camp over the summer. REGISTER/RICHARD LUKEN


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Iola High’s Tyler Heinrich, above, goes in for a backhand shot Monday in the Mustangs’ only home tennis meet of the season. At left, iola’s Rhett Allen serves during a No. 2 doubles match against Independence. The Mustang tennis players took nine of 11 matches on the day. REGISTER/RICHARD LUKEN

Mustangs: Come up aces Continued from B1

“Isaiah just keeps getting better and better every time out,” he continued. “Our No. 2 doubles team only got to play twice, so I really didn’t get to see them much. I’d really like to see how they develop as they get more experience.” Doubles partners from any school would be advised to watch Mueller and Works. The pair played together in 2013 in the first year of competitive tennis for both. “Last year really helped us gain experience,” Mueller said. “We’ve really started clicking.” In addition to daily practices after school, the pair worked together last summer and underwent ex-

tra training in spring break. “We’re getting better at knowing how each other plays,” Works said. “We tend to start off slowly each match, but get better as we go.” “We’re getting more comfortable with hitting the ball hard,” Mueller added. “That’s probably been our biggest difference.” Still, challenges remain. Iola will be at Pittsburg Thursday for what promises to be one of their toughest meets of the year. The Mustangs then travel to Chanute for meets on April 18 and 25 before wrapping up the regular season May 5 in Coffeyville. An ultra-competitive Class 4A Regionals meet is May 9 and 10 for a chance at the state tournament.

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — This one could be a costly victory for the Kansas City Royals and an expensive loss for the Tampa Bay Rays. Jason Vargas took a shutout into the ninth inning, Alcides Escobar hit a three-run double and the Royals beat the Rays 4-2 Monday night in a game that included two significant injuries. Rays starter Matt Moore (0-2) came out in the fifth inning with a sore left elbow. The All-Star lefty grimaced after throwing a pitch to Norichika Aoki and was immediately removed by manager Joe Maddon. Two innings later, Royals second baseman Omar Infante was hit in the left jaw by a pitch from Heath Bell. A bleeding Infante walked off the field under his own power. Moore won 17 games last year, but missed 31 games with an elbow injury. He threw 78 pitches Monday and was replaced by Cesar Ramos. “It has to be checked,” Maddon said. “There will be tests tomorrow. We don’t know what’s going on yet. We’ll get an update later. He tried to talk me out of taking him out but I said I didn’t think it’s a good idea. I went out

there and I wanted to give him the benefit of the doubt. I like to communicate with our guys. He just felt something on a pitch. We knew we can’t take any chances on anything.” Moore said his final pitch was a changeup. “There was no particular pain,” he said. “It really came out of nowhere. I felt it when I was pitching to Escobar, on a changeup, and then I threw two more changeups to Aoki and I felt it. I actually threw a curveball to Aoki to see if I would feel it then, too, but I didn’t. It may have something to do with changeups in that situation.” Moore, who will have an MRI exam Tuesday, went on the disabled list last July 31 with a sore elbow and did not return until Sept. 3. “It’s the same pitch and the area is pretty much the exact same spot,” Moore said. “They put a number of stitches in there to close the cut,” Royals manager Ned Yost said. “They are going to go scan it and see if his jaw is fractured. We’ll know more later. I’m not going to make any decisions (on roster moves) until we find out what’s going on with Omar and we’ll move forward from there.”

UConn: Huskies knock off Kentucky for national title Continued from B1

ner in defensive lockdown, Ryan Boatright, finished with 14 points. The victory comes only a short year after the Huskies were barred from March Madness because of grades problems. That stoked a fire no one could put out in 2014. Napier kneeled down and put his forehead to the court for a long while after the buzzer sounded. He was wiping back tears when he cut down the net. “I see my guys enjoying it,” Napier said. “That’s the most special feeling ever.” UConn (32-8) never trailed in the final. The Huskies led by as many as 15 in the first half and watched the Wildcats (29-11) trim the deficit to one with 8:13 left. But Aaron Harrison, who pulled out wins with clutch 3-pointers in Kentucky’s last three games, missed a 3 from the left corner that would’ve given the Cats the lead. Kentucky never got that close again. One key difference in a six-point loss: Kentucky’s 11 missed free throws — a flashback of sorts for coach John Calipari, whose Memphis team blew a late lead against Kansas after missing multiple free throws in the 2008 final. The Wildcats went 13 for 24. UConn went 10 for 10, including Lasan Kromah’s two to seal the game with 25.1 seconds left. “We had our chances to win,” Calipari said. “We’re missing shots, we’re missing free throws. We just didn’t have enough.” Calipari said he decided not to foul at the

The Connecticut Huskies celebrate after they beat the Kentucky Wildcats, 60-54, in the NCAA Final Four championship game at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas, Monday. STEPHEN DUNN/HARTFORD COURANT/MCT end “because they’re not missing.” In all, Calipari’s One and Doners got outdone by a more fundamentally sound, more-seasoned group that came into this tournament a seventhseeded afterthought but walked away with the program’s fourth national title since 1999. They were the highest seed to win it all since Rollie Massimino’s eighthseeded Villanova squad in 1985. Napier and Boatright now go down with Kemba Walker, Emeka Okafor, Rip Hamilton, Ray Allen and all those other UConn greats. This adds to the school’s titles in 1999, 2004 and 2011. “When they say Ray, Rip, Ben, Emeka, Kemba — they’ll soon say Shabazz,” said their former coach, Jim Calhoun, who was in the crowd along

with former Presidents Bill Clinton, George W. Bush and a father-andson team whose dance to the “Happy” song got huge applause when played on the big screen at AT&T Stadium. The crowd was cheering for UConn at the end. A short year ago, the Huskies were preparing for their first season in the new American Athletic Conference after the Big East Catholic schools decided to move on and none of the so-called power conferences wanted them. Calhoun, who built the program, left because of health problems. And most damaging — the NCAA ban triggered an exodus of five key players to the NBA or other schools. Napier stuck around. So did Boatright. And Calhoun’s replacement,

Kevin Ollie, figured out how to make their grit, court sense and loyalty pay off. “It’s not about going to the next level, it’s not about going to the pros, but playing for your university, playing for your teammates,” Niels Giffey said. “And I’m so proud of all the guys on this team that stuck with this team.” They were one step ahead of Kentucky all night, holding off furious rally after furious rally. Kentucky’s biggest push started when James Young (20 points, seven rebounds) posterized Amida Brimah with a monster dunk to start a three-point play and trigger an 8-0 run. In the middle of that, Boatright, who shut down Harrison’s twin brother, Andrew, most of

the night, twisted his left ankle while receiving an innocuous-looking pass from Napier. He called a timeout. Got it worked on and came back out. “I’ve got a lot of heart and I wasn’t coming out,” Boatright said. “We put in too much work all year for me to give up on an ankle sprain.” Napier and Giffey made 3s on UConn’s two possessions after the timeout, and that onepoint lead was back up to five — fairly comfortable by this tight, taut, buzzer-beating tournament’s standards. The big question in Kentucky is what will happen to all those freshmen. Julius Randle (10 points, six rebounds) is a lottery pick if he leaves for the NBA. Young and the Harrison brothers could be first-rounders. The big question is

whether they’ll want to leave on this note. “I think all these kids are coming back, so I think we should be good,” Calipari deadpanned, getting big laughs. He called his group the most coachable bunch he’s ever had. They were preseason No. 1, a huge disappointment through much of this season. They were seeded an uninspiring eighth for the tournament and came on strong in time for a run to the final. But they got outdone by a team on a different sort of mission — a team led by Napier, who stuck with the program even though he knew the 201213 season was for nothing but fun. But what fun 2013-14 turned out to be. Napier was named the Final Four’s Most Outstanding Player and he earned it on both ends of the court, keeping a hand in Aaron Harrison’s face most of the night and holding him to a 3-for-7, seven-point, nodamage night. He could also shoot it a bit — including a 3-pointer in the first half when UConn was having trouble dissecting the Kentucky zone. The shot came from about 30 feet, right in front of the edge of the Final Four logo at Center Court, or, as Dick Vitale put it: “He shot that one from Fort Worth.” They felt it back in Storrs, where they could be celebrating another title shortly. The UConn women play for the national title tonight. If they win, it will be the first sweep of the titles since 2004. The last school to do it: UConn, of course.

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

The Iola Register


Cub athletes rack up medals

Mustang JV earns road split

RICHMOND — After losing several talented seniors last year to graduation, Humboldt High’s track and field team was looking for some fresh athletes to fill some important roles. Those newcomers are already making their mark. Humboldt’s Justin Meins, a junior in his first ever track meet, brought home a gold medal in the 300-meter hurdles, a silver in the high jump and two other top-five finishes. Meanwhile, sophomore Bryce Isaac won the triple jump and took third in the long jump, while Andrew Keazer won the 800-meter run as the Cubs took third among nine teams. “I was very pleased with the way everyone competed,” Humboldt track coach Eric Carlson said. “I was

OSAWATOMIE — Iola High’s junior varsity baseball team picked up a road split Monday. The Mustangs were keyed by the pitching of Coleson Wiggin in the opener, a 6-3 victory over Osawatomie. Wiggin allowed three hits and three walks in five innings. He struck out eight. Garrett Wade led the Mustangs at the plate

especially impressed with our freshmen boys and girls. We knew Justin was athletic, but that doesn’t always translate to the individual events. Justin had a very good showing.” Meins won the 300 hurdles with a time of 46.55 seconds. His high jump mark was good for 5 feet, 6 inches. He finished fourth in the long jump at 17’7 1/2” and fifth in the 110-meter hurdles at 20.36 seconds. Isaack’s triple jump of 39’9½” was good for the win. He took third in the long jump with a distance of 18’6”. Keazer won the 800 meters with a time of 2:15.21. Ethan Bartlett took third in the 200 meters at 24.84 seconds and fourth in the 400 at 54.5 seconds. The quartet of Isaac, Keazer, Joe Kline and Bartlett finished third

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in the 4x400 relay with a time of 3:51.0 Rayden Goltry, Kline, Jason Mangold and Ronnie Jarred took sixth in the 4x800 relay at 9:48. FRESHMEN led the way for the Lady Cubs as well. Angie Lawson took fifth in the 3200 meters with a time of 13:52. The freshman quartet of Paige Durand, Padyne Durand, Kendra McNutt and Brecken Sutherland took sixth with a time of 1:02.46. Two other freshmen, Cara Bartlett and Annalise Whitcomb, teamed with seniors Kolbyn Allen and Sheri Middleton to take fifth in the 4x800 relay with a time of 12:51. “It was a cold, windy afternoon, which doesn’t make for a fun meet,” Carlson said. “However, the kids all competed well and worked hard.”

ERIE — Nick Schemper opened his 2014 golf season with a 15th-place finish Monday at the Erie Invitational. Schemper, a Yates Center High senior, shot a 98. “Nick had some pretty good holes, and some where he was not very consistent,” Wildcat golf coach Kevin Barnes

said. “He would have trouble in the fairway, then get up and down in two, or he would be on in regulation, then threeor four-putt.” Reece Dawson of Jayhawk-Linn took the top medalist score of 80. Jayhawk-Linn also took the team title at 344. Schemper was Yates Center’s only golfer.

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got to go out there and win at that point, figure out how to do it.” Logano still got the victory, just in a more exciting fashion. He passed Jeff Gordon on the last of 340 laps after a greenwhite-checkered finish in the Sprint Cup series version of overtime. When Kurt Busch slammed into the wall, spewing debris on the track, Logano’s 2.2-second lead over teammate Brad Keselowski was gone and he didn’t get to take the white flag that would have guaranteed no extra laps. On the ensuing pit stop, Gordon took only two tires and exited first. Both Team Penske drivers took four tires, and Logano got a splash of fuel. But Keselowski missed a chance to become this season’s first

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two-time winner when he was penalized for speeding on pit road and finished 15th. “I was just trying to get a little too much on pit road,” Keselowski said. “We’re in it for wins. We’re not in it for second. Second or 15th is the same for us.” The 23-year-old Logano got his fourth career victory, and Jeff Gordon took over the series point lead from Dale Earnhardt Jr., who had an early crash. “He crossed over and got into the back of me pretty good,” Gordon said of the last lap with Logano. “At that point, I was just thinking, ‘I just want to finish.’ Looked out my mirror, those guys were racing hard behind me. A great, great second-place finish for me.”

Sports Calendar Iola High School Baseball/Softball Today, OSAWATOMIE, 4:30 p.m. Thursday, JV vs. INDEPENDENCE, 4:30 p.m. Monday, JV baseball at Prairie View, 4:30 p.m. April 15, PRAIRIE VIEW, 4:30 p.m. High School Tennis Thursday, at Pittsburg, 3 p.m. April 15, at Coffeyville, 3 p.m. High School Golf Today, IOLA INVITATIONAL, 3 p.m. Thursday, at Independence, 1 p.m. April 15, at Pittsburg, 3 p.m. High School Track Friday, at Parsons, 4 p.m. Monday, JV at Chanute, 3:30 p.m. Middle School Track Today, IMS INVITATIONAL, 3:30 p.m. Thursday, at Central Heights, 2 p.m. Middle School Golf Monday, at Pittsburg, 3 p.m.

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MEANWHILE, Marmaton Valley took three golfers to Erie. Joe Jefferis took 19th with a score of 103, while Mitch Covey finished 27th at 109. Mike Swift was 34th at 114. “We’re about where I expected us to be,” Wildcat golf coach Mike McEwan said.

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hits and four walks with three strikeouts. Wyatt Hines struck out both batters he faced. Wade had a single and double, while Cooper and Gumfory had two singles apiece. Wiggin and Hines also had one single each. The Mustang varsity hosts Osawatomie today. The JV squad returns to action at home Thursday against Independence.

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FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — With a significant lead and the laps winding down, Joey Logano kept thinking about getting to the white flag. Less than a half-lap from finally seeing that wave at Texas on Monday, a caution changed everything — though only for a few extra laps. “My heart dropped. I got really angry instantly,” said Logano, who was in the third turn on the 333rd of 334 scheduled laps when the caution happened. “You’ve

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with two singles. Jake Gumfory, Skyler Rush and Mason Snavely all had one single each. In the second game, Osawatomie overcame an early 7-2 deficit by scoring one in the third and seven in the fourth of a 10-7 win. Gumfory took the loss, giving up four hits and three walks in 1 2/3 innings. Ben Cooper started, surrendering two

Humboldt High School Baseball/Softball Today, vs. BURLINGTON High School Track Thursday, at Eureka High School Golf Today, at Burlington Monday, at MV Invitational, (at Iola)

Marmaton Valley High School Baseball/Softball Thursday vs. YATES CENTER, 4:30 p.m. High School Track Today, at Oswego High School Golf Monday, MV INVITATIONAL (at IOLA)

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Building up immune system always good Dear Dr. Roach: I’m a 42-year-old woman in good health. I am beginning a new job soon, and I feel it’s a good idea to build up my immunity. I chose an over-the-counter support supplement, but I am coming down with a cold! I have found that I regularly react in this way to vitamins and supplements. Is this common? — D.F. Answer: Having a strong immune system is always a good idea. However, supplements have no proof that they prevent colds or shorten their duration. A healthy diet, exercise and good sleep are much better for your immune system. Some readers insist that these products are effective for them, but the science has not proven it. Also, any drug, herb, vitamin or other supplement always has the potential for side effects. I’d advise you to save your money.

Dr. Keith Roach To Your Good Health Dear Dr. Roach: My 50-year-old, active son-inlaw became very fatigued a year and half ago. He initially was diagnosed with low testosterone and given further testing. Finally, about six months from the onset of his symptoms, he was diagnosed with hemochromatosis, with iron levels in the 600s. Consequently, one and a half pints of blood have been withdrawn weekly for about two months. Levels are now in the 500s. His organs all have been tested for damage, but only two benign tumors have been found, in his kidneys. Despite treatment, the fatigue has continued. Is there anything else he should be doing? — M.F. Answer: Hemochro-

matosis is a disease of iron metabolism. In hereditary hemochromatosis, the body absorbs as much iron as it can, even if it doesn’t need it, and the iron builds up in various tissues in the body. The organ systems most commonly affected are bone marrow, heart and liver; however, many other organs will be affected if the disease is not treated. Low testosterone is common in hemochromatosis, and it might have been a clue in such a young man. Men tend to be affected at a younger age than women, as women are protected to a certain extent by menstruation, but young women certainly can have asymptomatic or symptomatic disease. Fatigue in hemochromatosis can have several causes, but the most worrisome is iron overload in the heart, which can cause heart failure. He probably should have an

echocardiogram if his doctors have not already done one. Fatigue is common and does not need to be heart-related. In my experience, fatigue often gets better with treatment of the iron overload, which can take a year or more to successfully return to normal. Dr. Roach Writes: In February, a writer asked why there is a stigma against hearing aids, and why some people do not want to wear them. I received many letters noting the cost of the units, prohibitive for many. My answer, that glasses are not necessarily a sign of growing old but hearing aids almost always are, wasn’t to explain why people don’t get hearing aids, but rather why I think some people don’t WANT to get them or even to wear the ones they have. However, the cost issue may be the real reason for many or even most people.


Eric M. Lemp, KS # 26178 Kelli N. Breer, KS # 17851 Kozeny & McCubbin, L.C. (St. Louis Office) 12400 Olive Blvd., Suite 555 St. Louis, MO 63141 Phone: (314) 991-0255 Fax: (314) 567-8006 Email: sscharenborg@km-law. com Attorney for Plaintiff (4) 8, 15, 22

Public notices (First published in The Iola Register, April 8, 2014) IN THE DISTRICT COURT OF ALLEN COUNTY, KANSAS Wells Fargo Bank, NA Plaintiff, vs. Chastity M. Suchy , et al., Defendants. Case No. 14CV6 K.S.A. 60 Mortgage Foreclosure (Title to Real Estate Involved) NOTICE OF SHERIFF’S SALE Under and by virtue of an Order of Sale issued by the Clerk of the District Court in and for the said County of Allen, State of Kansas, in a certain cause in said Court Numbered 14CV6, wherein the parties above named were respectively plaintiff and defendant, and to me, the undersigned Sheriff of said County, directed, I will offer for sale at public auction and sell to the highest bidder for cash in hand at 10:00 AM, on 04/30/2014, at the front door of Allen County Courthouse, the following described real estate located in the County of Allen, State

(First published in the Iola Register on April 2, 2014) Notice of Public Hearing April 9, 2014 Notice is hereby given that on April 9th, at 6:30 p.m. at the City Hall in LaHarpe, KS there will be a public hearing held before the LaHarpe City Council on the written application of William & Jeanne Harles of LaHarpe, Kansas; filed in the office of the City Clerk, for placement of a “Manufactured Home”, in a residential lot outside an approved manufactured home park within the LaHarpe City limits, on the following described land: Block 1, Lots 37-43 and 46-52, Lanyonville, a.k.a.-106 S. Monroe (4) 2, 5




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