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THE IOLA REGISTER Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Concerns addressed with EMS merger By BOB JOHNSON

The fat lady’s aria detailing merger of Allen County and Iola’s ambulance services may not be heard quite as quickly as had been anticipated. Allen County commissioners said Tuesday morning they had concerns about how county employees would be treated in transfer to the city service and wanted the contract with Iola to detail provisions for such things as seniority, vacation, sick leave and salaries. Before that hiccup surfaced, it appeared the contract was nearly a done deal, with city council members to consider it Monday night and commissioners next Tuesday. City Administrator Carl Slaugh said he would work feverishly to deal with the personnel issues, with allowance that he might have them resolved by next week. “We want to protect our employees,” who decide to continue in ambulance service as medics and firefighters, said Commission Chairman Dick Works.

People gather in downtown Moran in the early 20th century. PHOTO COURTESY OF THE ALLEN COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY

Moran Day celebrates its 67th year

Festival kicks off fun on Saturday By KAYLA BANZET

The 67th annual Moran Day celebration kicks off at 7 a.m. Saturday and will continue at 9 a.m. Sunday with a golf tournament. The theme this year is “A Nation of Neighbors, 1881-2013.” The Moran Day Committee has packed Saturday with fun events. A swap meet will start bright and early at 7 a.m. in the old gym of the high school. The Marmaton Valley

High School Family, Career and Community and Future Business leaders of America are sponsoring the bake sale and special breakfast fare, biscuits and gravy. Parade float registration starts at 10:30, with them lining up at the high school parking lot. Floats may be signed up on Saturday. Parade spectators should find a good viewing spot well ahead of its 11 o’clock start. The first prize float will win $100, second $75 and third will take home $50. All that meet parade guidelines will receive $25. Immediately following the parade, lunch will be served at the Legion Hall. Free trolley rides also will follow the parade. The trolley will be a part

of the parade and will load spectators at the park. Riders will learn about historic Moran buildings from Donna Houser. Houser said the tours will be 35 to 40 minutes long and will be given until 3 p.m. Trolley rides are sponsored by Personal Service Insurance, Pump N’ Pete’s and Emprise Bank. A tractor pull will occur at the west end of the park from 11 a.m. until 5 p.m. Bourbon County Tractor Pulling Association is sponsor. Kids will find plenty to do with inflatables available from noon to 5 p.m. and a variety of kids games, which will start at 1 p.m. See MORAN | Page A5

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Enbridge files suit for eminent domain By STEVEN SCHWARTZ

Enbridge Pipelines has filed an eminent domain lawsuit against Monarch Cement Company to accommodate construction of its crude oil pipeline in Allen County. The pipeline, known commonly as the Flanagan South Pipeline, will run through Illinois, Missouri, Kansas and

Marci Penner, left, and WenDee LaPlant discuss their road trip across Kansas. They are visiting all 626 incorporated cities. REGISTER/BOB JOHNSON

Apparently they couldn’t reach an agreement. If they (Enbridge) have eminent domain rights, they’re going to get it (the land), the question is value.

A truly ‘Kansas’ excursion Marci Penner and WenDee LaPlant of the Kansas Sampler Foundation are visiting all 626 incorporated cities in Kansas on a research mission for the second edition of the “Kansas Guidebook for Explorers.” Penner is the author of the “8 Wonders of Kansas” and the explorers’ guidebook. She hopes to have the second edition finished by December 2015. Penner and LaPlant made their way through Allen County this week. They visited Iola, Gas, Elsmore, Moran and Mildred. Today they will visit Humboldt. While they were in Iola they received a tour of the Bowlus Fine Arts Center and the Funston and Old Jail museums. The explorers checked out eateries, such as El Charro, King’s, Bolling’s Meat Market and Deli and Around the Corner. Penner said the guidebook is not a tourism book. The book is for those who are curious to see what Kansas has in store. “As an explorer state Kansas is number one,” Penner said. Attractions like the zinc Civil War soldier statue and the Eleanor Roosevelt outhouse in Iola Cemetery, at the west edge of town, are just a few of the fun things that they look for. This is the cover of Penner’s book, which LaPlant said Kansas Sampler Foundation is a non- highlights some of the standout areas of profit funded by private donation. the Sunflower State.

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Enbridge Pipelines’ lawful corporate purpose to acquire an unobstructed permanent easement and right-of-way and temporary easements and rights-of-way...” Weber said eminent domain authority most commonly is given to cities and counties, but also is given to corporations in certain situations. According to the case, Monarch Cement and En-

— Alan Weber, Allen County counselor

terminate at Cushing, Okla. Allen County Counselor Alan Weber, who has experience with eminent domain cases as an attorney, said such cases are common when the value of the property can not be agreed upon between two entities — in this case Enbridge and Monarch Cement. Eminent domain is state — or federally — granted authority given to a entity, essentially giving it the right to acquire land for their own purposes, Weber said. The court case states: “The (Kansas) Legislature has granted Enbridge Pipelines the power of eminent domain. It is within

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bridge failed to agree on a value for the easements on Monarch property: “Enbridge Pipelines has been unable to agree, and cannot agree, with the Respondent-Landowner upon the fair market value of the real property being acquired... with further attempts being futile, it is necessary to institute this proceeding for eminent domain.” The court will appoint three “disinterested” Allen Countians to determine what they think is an accurate appraisal of the land. “The condemnation action itself is purely about monSee SUIT | Page A5

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Wednesday, September 18, 2013


Stores fight underage drinking

Lester Malcolm Lester Albert Malcolm, 94, Chanute, passed away at Hillview Nursing Center in Platte City, Mo., Friday, Sept. 13, 2013. He was born on Feb. 9, 1919, in Chanute, the son of Lester and Jessie Malcolm. He served his country in the U.S. Army during WWII, was part of the invasion of Normandy and received a purple heart. After the war he returned to Chanute and married June King on July 7, 1946. They moved to California where he worked in the civil service at Oakland Naval Air base. He later Lester Malcolm transferred to Norton Air Force Base in Riverside, Calif., and finished his career as an inspector for the Titan II missile program at Vandenberg Air Force Base in Lompoc, Calif. Lester was a member of the Cecil J. Meeker Lodge No. 1654 VFW, Elks Lodge No. 806, and the BoerstlerMay Post No. 170 American Legion. He was also a Shriner. Lester is survived by his children, Dan Malcolm, Kansas City, Mo., Lester Malcolm and wife RoseMarie, Riverside, Mo., and Vara Saunders, Colorado Springs, Colo.; five grandchildren, Bryan Malcolm, Taylor Malcolm, LesliAnne Malcolm, Mark Saunders, and Luke Saunders; and one great-grandchild, Eryn Saunders. He was preceded in death by his wife, June, his parents and two sisters, Vera and Verna. Funeral Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Penwell-Gabel Johnson Chapel, Chanute. Burial will follow in the Memorial Park Cemetery. Visitation will be Thursday from 1 until 2 p.m. at the Johnson Chapel. Memorials in his name may be made to the American Cancer Society and may be left with the funeral home.

Thame Whisenand Thame Eramon Whisenand, 96, formerly of Yates Center, passed away Sunday, Sept. 15, 2013, at Windsor Place in Iola. Thame was born Aug. 18, 1917, in Kellogg, Ia., the son of John and Clara (Malloy) Whisenand. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II. Survivors include his wife, Elsie Whisenand; two sons, Robert Whisenand and Ernest Whisenand, both of Higbee, Mo.; a step-daughter, Joyce Mulkey, Yates Center; and a number of grandchildren. Cremation has taken place. Waugh-Yokum & Friskel Memorial Chapel of Iola, assisted the family. Online condolences may be left at www.iolafuneral. com.

Meeting moved Moran Commodities will not meet on Saturday due to Moran Day. It will meet from 1 to 2 p.m. on Sept. 28 at Hope Chapel.

Kansas briefs Pittsburg passes tax for police, fire PITTSBURG, Kan. (AP) — Pittsburg police and firefighters will be getting more co-workers and new equipment, after voters approved a half-cent sales tax earmarked for their departments. Unofficial results showed the tax questioned passed Tuesday by a margin of 767 to 502. The Joplin Globe reports it will raise the sales tax in Pittsburg from a combined local, county and state rate of 8.4 cents to 8.9 cents. City Manager Daron Hall says the new tax, which begins Jan. 1, will bring in an estimated $1.8 million per year over 10 years. The police department will add another five patrol officers and a dispatcher, two detectives and a commander for the investigations unit, and a narcotics unit of three officers, along with new equipment. The fire department’s revenue will go mostly toward equipment.

Former Kan. jailer revises whistleblower lawsuit WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A former northwest Kansas jailer has revised his whistleblower lawsuit after a federal judge dis-

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missed his earlier claims. The amended complaint filed Tuesday by David Vaughan addresses several mistakes in the original filing. Vaughan is no longer suing the Ellis County Sheriff ’s Department directly. Instead, he is now suing Ellis County and its commissioners as well as Sheriff Ed Harbin individually. Vaughan contends he was fired as retaliation for reporting a co-worker who repeatedly used a stun gun on a handcuffed inmate. But he is no longer seeking damages under the Kansas Whistle Blowers Act because he missed the filing deadlines. He now argues that his whistleblowing was protected under the First Amendment. The sheriff has contended the claims are without merit.

College recruits students with scoreboard ads WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Universities are turning to high school gym scoreboards to recruit students. The Wichita Eagle reports that Wichita State University paid the local school district $90,000 for three years of scoreboard banners and other promotions at high schools with athletic programs.

Brightly colored stickers that say “Buying alcohol for a minor can come with a hefty price” will be placed in businesses throughout Allen County on Friday. Preferred Family Healthcare has teamed up with Allen County youth and law enforcement to educate citizens on problems of underage drinking. On Friday the Sticker Shock Youth Initiative Teen Thinking material will be posted in Allen County liquor stores, convenience stores and grocery stores. Although there are regulations and laws that minimize the opportunities for youth to use alcohol, community members must help enforce the laws.

Furnishing alcohol to minors and hosting minors at parties is illegal and will earn an adult large fines and even jail time. The Sticker Shock Initiative empowers the youth and prepares them to be powerful stakeholders in the fight against underage drinking. Data indicates that sixth, eighth, tenth and twelfth grade students have consumed alcohol in the last 30 days and that Allen County is above the Kansas state average. Convenience stores and liquor stores in Iola, Humboldt, Moran and Elsmore have agreed to participate in the initiative. Those participating in Iola are Ray’s Mini

Kan. Salvation Army to help Colo. Kansas City - The Salvation Army, Kansas and Western Missouri Division, is sending an emergency disaster services (EDS) team to Colorado to assist with relief efforts after days of deadly flash flooding in the state. Salvation Army Officer Lt. Lynn Lopez and EDS volunteer Kay Mollett, both from Emporia, left for Denver early this morning in a Salvation Army disaster vehicle, also known as a mobile canteen. The canteen will be stocked with food and water to provide meals to flood survivors and first responders. It will join eight other Salvation Army mobile canteens currently serving those affected by the flooding in Colorado. “What we’re going to do when we arrive is assist in any manner that we can,” said Lt. Lopez. “We’ve been praying for the people

of Colorado, where so many lives have been devastated and both Kay and I are honored to be called upon to help.” The team from Emporia will remain in Colorado for 7-10 days. The flooding has impacted parts of 17 counties in Colorado, damaging or destroying thousands of homes and killing at least eight people. So far, The Salvation Army has provided more than 20,000 meals and nutritional items and 85,560 drinks to Colorado first responders, law enforcement and evacuees. The Salvation Army uses 100 percent of disaster donations in support of local disaster relief operations. To give, visit www. imsalvationar or call 1-800-SAL-ARMY (1-800-725-2769) and designate “Colorado Floods.”

Neosho Falls news The community ex- Thelma tends sympathy for Bedenbender Josie Weiland’s passing on Sept. 3. She was a great worker even at 94. Every year at the Meth- 963-2592 odist Church pie and soup supper she was On Saturday Dee, always behind the table cutting pies. Curtis and Sheila and Mike BeJosie were in charge of denbender and Thelma drove the bean feed and for Bedenbender years helped raise mon- to Pittsburg to watch ey for the cemetery. She Drake and Dale play actively helped with Se- flag football. Wanda Mauges celnior Center congregate ebrated her birthday meals. Diane Bedenbender Friday at the Senior fell and broke her left Center with cake at congregate meals. wrist Saturday.




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Pit Stop Liquor Store, Moons Hometown Market; Moran, Stubb’s Grocery; and Elsmore, Alison Liquor store. For any questions contact Angela Johnson, project coordinator at 620-365-7682.

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Many of us have children, and if you are a responsible parent, you will have had “The Talk” with your child (at the appropriate time, of course). Everyone who owns a dog needs to be prepared to have “The Talk” too, only with your vet, not your pet (and the appropriate time is when the puppy is under four months old). This series of articles is going to serve as a quick lesson on canine reproduction. (or maybe not so quick, there’s a lot to cover) As your dog approaches the end of her pregnancy, she may become either clingier or more stand-offish. She may show “nesting” behavior, finding a favorite place where she feels safe, protected and private (hopefully the prepared whelping box). Her body temperature will drop about 24 hours before labor starts, from a normal value of 102 degrees (rectally) to as low as 98 degrees. Many breeders will take their dog’s temperature routinely, so that they can estimate the onset of labor. She may not eat much for the day or two before whelping. You may encourage her to eat small meals, but do not push too hard. Some dogs with large litters do not have much abdominal space to hold a large meal. Keep fresh water available to her at all times. Some of the first signs of whelping (giving birth) are restlessness and hiding. Your dog will begin panting more than normal. She will not want to eat. She may pace. If you can sit with your hand on her abdomen, you may feel it become firm and them relax. At this time, the puppies are being positioned for birth. You will not see a heavy, strong contraction until the pup is in the birth canal. The early stages of labor can last from 2 to 8 hours. You may not even notice what is happening. When you can see contractions, when she is panting heavily and when she begins licking her vulva, birth is imminent. This stage of labor will usually not last longer than 1 hour. Once a puppy has been delivered, the female will deliver an average of 1 pup every 20 to 30 minutes. Unfortunately, she may deliver 2 pups in 15 minutes and then rest an hour before the next delivery, still making an average of one puppy each 20 to 30 minutes. Your dog is in trouble when, after the first puppy is delivered, she has strong contractions for 2 hours, without another puppy making an appearance or if she is in labor, has strong contractions and doesn’t have a puppy at all. Call a veterinarian and discuss it with them. It is not advisable for you to attempt to make an internal exam. You will introduce bacteria into the birth canal, causing an infection, and you may get bitten. Do not “reach inside” and do not ignore the labor and hope it will right itself or “go away”. Call a veterinary office. They will answer questions during office hours in a friendly tone of voice. (At least we will try) Coming up in column 5 – how to care for your newborn puppies. Consult the veterinarians at


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Thursday - county bus to Iola, phone 24 hours before you need a ride 785-448-4410 any weekday; Tuesday - Allen/ Anderson Deer Creek Watershed, City Hall community room, 8 p.m.; Sept. 25 - court, City Hall community room, 6 p.m.; council meeting, 7 p.m.

School calendar

Thursday - high school volleyball at Pleasanton, 5 p.m.; middle school volleyball at Pleasanton, 5 p.m.; football, 6:30 p.m.; Friday - high school football at Uniontown, 7 p.m.; Saturday - high school volleyball at Humboldt, middle school volleyball at Uniontown; Monday - high school junior varsity volleyball at Humboldt, 5 p.m.; junior varsity football at Crest, 6 p.m.; Tuesday high school volleyball at Crest, 5 p.m.

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Friday - chicken lasagna, tossed salad, Italian veggies, bread, applesauce delight; Monday Polish sausage, cabbage, baked beans, hot-dog bun, plums; Wednesday - vision cards accepted beef and broccoli, brown rice, pickled beets, roll, blueberry mix. Call 620852-3479 for reservations.


Scripture presented at the Christian Church

Mrs. Morris Luedke


Sunday was Genesis 1-9. Pastor Mark McCoy’s sermon was “The Story — Chapter 1.” The Working Wonders Christian Women’s Council met Sept. 11. Six members were present and answered roll call of “What did you do this summer?” They shared pictures of their story. Ten freezers of ice cream were served at Colony Day. Thank-you notes from Julia Martin and Rochelle McGhee were shared. Upcoming activities for October and November were discussed. The next meeting will be Oct. 9 at 7 p.m. Scripture at United Methodist Church Sunday was Psalm 14:1-7, Jeremiah 4:11-12, 22-28, 1 Timothy 1:12-17 and Luke 15: 1-10. Pastor Dorothy Welch presented the sermon, “Searching for the Sheep.”

Crest BOE

Crest District No. 479 board members met Monday. Todd and Sammye Strickler addressed the board concerning student bus pickup and

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high school students were discussed high school baseball and softball programs. Actions taken were authorization of Superintendent Jerry Turner to purchase teacher computers in the amount of $9,684.30. Members heard reports about painting of the edge of the gym floor, attendance at a school security seminar and the Anderson County emergency committee meeting. PTO members donated money for classroom supplies and will sell trash bags. Alumni

The 106th Colony/ Crest Alumni meeting was Aug. 21 at the Crest High School auditorium. Lloyd and Lovera Barron Stever were at the registration table. Host and hostess were Morris Luedke and Cheryl Luedke. Pauline Kelly Alexander was at the 50/50 drawing table. Kay Lewis Carters served dinner at 7 p.m. Recognition was made of deceased alumni. A special recognition and corsage was presented to Ruby Rogers Davis, a graduate of 80 years ago. The 50/50 drawing went to Richard Thexton, who donated it to the Alumni Association Earl R. Clemans, Jr. scholarship

fund. President Debbie Troxel announced the 501(c)3 tax form involved a lot of paperwork as it is mainly for larger donations. Jesse Boone and Callee Callaway, 2013 Crest High School seniors and this year’s Alumni scholarship recipients spoke of their classes at Pittsburg State College. Arvin Clemans showed a program of 50 pictures of Colony/ Crest graduates. DVDs of the Ozark Township are available for $10 each. Linda Weatherman Hess may be contacted if you would like a copy. Her phone number is 620-947-1627. Proceeds will go to the scholarship fund. It was voted that the Aug. 30, 2014, meeting will be at a different location due to lack of air conditioning at the school; place to be announced by paper, e-mail and next year’s mail announcements. Dues for 2014 were raised from $3 to $5. Officers elected for 2014 are: president, Linda Weatherman Hess, class of 1962; vicepresident, Kim Colgin, 1974; secretary, Linda Barnett Ellis, 1968; and treasurer, Arvin Clemans, 1964. Around town

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Attending the 2013 Colony/Crest alumni banquet were:

Ralph and Evelyn Neuenswander Bunnel, Maynard Belvoir, Mary Clemans, Weldon and Wilma Smith Goodell, Marie Goodspeed, Morris Luedke and Allene, Gareld and Shirley McGhee, Thelma New Culler, Kim Colgin and Sue, Mark Luedke, Colony; Perry Davis, Chanute; Mary Beckmon Scovill, Vivian Barnett, Twila Kelly Luedke, Callee Callaway and Candee Callaway, Colony; Ruby Rogers Davis, Mary Ulrich LaCrone, Arvin Clemans and Kathy, Iola; Thelma Sherwood Hisel, Barbara Sherwood, Debbie Barnett Troxel, Iola; Dorothy Knoll Beckmon, Carbondale; Robert Bierly, Overbrook; Donald Cravan, West Chester, Ohio; Bill Neuenswander and Anita, Baldwin City; Grayden and Willena Holloway Tressler, Yates Center; Guy and Linda Barnett Ellis, Ottawa; Lloyd and Lovara Barron Stever, Kingsville, Mo.; Bob Ward, Kincaid; Marie Goodell Plinsky, Topeka; Richard and Brenda Ensley Thexton, Stella, Mo.; Pauline Kelly Alexander and Tex, North Little Rock, Ark.; Linda Weatherman Hess, Marion; Mona Sutterby Sadler, Olathe; Eileen Wedeman Calloway, San Diego, Calif.; Marvin Clemans, Derby; Bonnie Clemans Sjogren and Charles, Concordia; Sherry Fillmore Carter, Le Roy; George Hoffman, Lawrence; Carolyn Goodell Schwab, Newton; Rick Bunnel, Welda; Cheryl Luedke, St. Augustine, Fla.; Laurie Barnett Poteet, Liberty, Mo.; Jesse Boone, Daniel and Rebecca Boone, Kincaid; Betty Turner Lybarger, Garnett; Randall Myers and wife, Kansas City, Mo.; Dee Dee McMillan and Ron, Colony.

Congratulations to Karlee Hammond, Kincaid Queen recipient. She is the daughter of Chad and Brenna Hammond, Colony. Congratulations also to king and queen of Crest homecoming, Clayton Miller, son of Brian and Tina Miller, Colony, and Emily Frank, daughter of Steve and Jean Frank, Colony. For those who may have missed the Drug Take Back Program on July 1, contact Bill Goodell at 620-852-3385. The program was in September last year. Alice Grace DeMarrias, former Colony

resident, died Sept. 11. She was the only child of the late Fred and Martha Myers. She graduated from Colony High School in 1945, received a bachelor’s degree in education at Kansas University, Lawrence, and master’s degree in education at Emporia. She taught 27 years in high schools, and spent five years as an Indian Youth Worker in South Dakota. She was married to Delmar DeMarrias; they later divorced. Graveside services will be at the Yates Center Cemetery. Date to be announced.

Davis tosses fedora into Kansas governor’s race By JOHN MILBURN Associated Press

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Democrat Paul Davis officially entered the 2014 Kansas governor’s race on Tuesday, declaring it was “time to set things right” in seeking to defeat incumbent Republican Gov. Sam Brownback. Davis, the House minority leader and Lawrence attorney, announced his plans through Facebook and Twitter, as well as a

YouTube video. It is the 41-year-old Davis’ first attempt at a statewide of fice. No other Democ r a t s h a v e joined the race. “ A s K a n s a n s , Paul Davis we believe we have a moral obligation to educate our children, reward hard work, build a strong middle class

and cooperate with one another,” Davis said in a statement. “These values are what make us Kansans.” In an online video announcing his candidacy, Davis said he wants to focus on education, protect the middle class and reward hard work. He has been critical of cuts to Kansas’ income tax rates that were enacted by the GOP-controlled Legislature and Brownback in 2012 and 2013, arguing the lost revenue would harm ed-

ucation, social services and other essential state services. Kansas Republican Party Chairman Kelly Arnold said the announcement was expected. “He is a partisan leader of a minority caucus. He’s been out of touch with the voters of Kansas,” Arnold said, suggesting Davis is too liberal. “It’s a statewide campaign and I don’t know that Paul Davis knows that Kansas goes west of Topeka.” But Democratic leaders quickly lined up behind Davis, calling him a voice who would appeal to Democrats, independents and moderate Republicans who feel alienated by the Kansas GOP’s conservative stance. Those crossover GOP votes will be critical in Kansas where Republicans outnumber Democrats in voter registration by more than 344,000 among nearly 1.8 million registered voters.

“This race is about the steep cost of being a Kansan. These costs have skyrocketed because of Sam Brownback’s bad policies. Paul Davis will fight for our kids, our families and get our state back on

since 2003 and leader of the Democratic caucus since 2008. Former Kansas Gov. Kathleen Sebelius is scheduled to appear at a Thursday reception for Davis in Mission Hills. Sebelius was the last

This race is about the steep cost of being a Kansan. These costs have skyrocketed because of Sam Brownback’s bad policies. Paul Davis will fight for our kids, our families and get our state back on track. — Jason Perkey, executive director of the Kansas Democratic Party

track,” said Jason Perkey, executive director of the Kansas Democratic Party. Added Senate Minority Leader Anthony Hensley, a Topeka Democrat, “We need a governor whose actions will speak louder than words.” Republicans outnumber Democrats in the Kansas House by a 92-33 margin. Davis has been in the Kansas House

Democrat to serve as Kansas governor, winning in 2002 and 2006 before resigning in 2009 to become secretary of Health and Human Services. Arnold said having Sebelius campaign for Davis “won’t play in Kansas,” adding the implementation of Obama’s health care law has been unpopular in the state.

Hutchinson Regional settles Will pay $853,651 in suit over false claims to the U.S. gov’t WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Hutchinson Regional Medical Center has reached a settlement over allegations it submitted false claims to the Medicare program, agreeing to pay $853,651 to the United States, the U.S. attorney’s office said Tuesday. The payment is in addition to the money the hospital has already refunded the Medicare program for the claims, resulting in a total payment of $1.7 million. The hospital, formerly known as Promise Regional Medical Center, has also entered into a “corporate

integrity agreement” with the Department of Health and Human Services’ fiscal watchdog. “Today’s settlement demonstrates our continuing commitment to protect the integrity of the Medicare program,” U.S. Attorney Barry Grissom said in a news release. “It is the latest example of how the Office of Inspector General for HHS and this office work hard together to assure appropriate care to beneficiaries and recover improperly paid funds.” Under the terms of the agreement, the hos-

pital does not admit any wrongdoing. Its spokeswoman said an executive would comment later Tuesday. At issue are claims submitted between 2007 and 2011 for a procedure known as hyperbaric oxygen wound therapy services. The process involves placing a patient’s entire body in a chamber of oxygen with increased pressure. The government contends the procedure was not medically necessary or was undocumented. The government also alleged the claims resulted from kickback arrangements the hospital had with at least one doctor and the company supplying the chambers.

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Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Have some fun; take in a game Friday night Friday night is a special night for Iola and Humboldt high school football fans, one that should have stands in the two towns filled to the brim. The Mustangs and Cubs have broken quickly from the gate, each with two wins and games on the horizon that will be meaningful for each program. IHS probably has the tougher go, facing a Coffeyville team that not only has won its first two games, but done so in excruciating fashion for opponents. The Golden Tornado whipped cross-county rival Independence 63-20 in its opener and then slam-dunked Parsons 68-0 last week. The scores may be a little deceiving — Indy and Parsons aren’t the steamrolling teams they once were — but it’s difficult to dismiss as accidental 131 points in just two games. Some teams don’t score that much in a season. However, the Mustangs are a mighty fine team this year, one that seemed near mid-season form in whipping up on Osawatomie last Friday night. Iola has good speed and size and, perhaps most importantly, depth on both sides of the ball. The Mustangs have a stable of running backs who just keep coming, with both power and speed. Their passing game has targets aplenty, sure-handed kids who dart hither and yon. The swarming defense shut down an Osawatomie attack that had been impressive in victory at Neodesha. Coffeyville, as highly regarded as it is with lightning-quick backs, may come to town just a little cocky. If the Mustangs are to author a victory, stands crammed full of loud and rowdy fans will be a big help. At Humboldt, the Cubs will be facing a Neodesha

team that probably is better than its 0-2 record. The Bluestreaks lost a close one to Osawatomie in its opener, 47-36, and then last week were shut out 62-0 by Silver Lake, a perennial power from the north part of the state. Meanwhile, Humboldt opened with a victory at Arma and then, in a game that statistically didn’t predict such a lopsided score, raced past Jayhawk-Linn 55-2. The night promises to be of hallmark importance for the Cubs, who will play the first game ever at Humboldt’s new sports complex that features artificial turf and amenities seldom found at high schools several times larger. A good many Humboldt folks came together, not only to make the complex possible but also to make sure it was ready for the first game Friday. A suggestion: Show up well ahead of game time (7 p.m.); premium seatback accommodations will go quickly, as will the rest of the sparkling new aluminum bleacher seating. HIGH SCHOOL is a time for students to prep for what lies ahead, college or work-a-day lives, but it also is a time for teenagers to experience all the fun and excitement that stop in life’s journey offers. High school football and the many other sports are an aside that is most important part of the trek, education itself. But, it is true that all work and no fun makes Johnny and Jill dull kids. There won’t be any dull moments in this part of Allen County, when students — from those participating to many on hand to exhibit school spirit — gather under “Friday night lights.” — Bob Johnson

Massacre should elicit sorrow For all the unknowns about of recovery to the wounded. security procedures and the Monday’s mass shooting at A 34-year-old former Navy police response? the Washington Navy Yard, reservist identified as the The shootings — the deadthere was a nauseating famil- shooter, Aaron Alexis, also liest such incident ever in the iarity to the unfolding events: was killed. Two other men District — interfered with the witness accounts of cha- were initially identified as many lives: Schools were os and fear; the plea from of- potential suspects, but D.C. locked down; jets were temficials for the public’s help; Police Chief Cathy L. Lanier porarily grounded at Reagan the number of dead revised said Monday night that inves- National Airport; the Senupward and then revised up- tigators were confident that ate adjourned early; nearby ward again. roads were closed; “We still don’t know the Washington all the facts, but we do Nationals postEach atrocity provides a jolt to the nation poned their night know that several people have been shot and and then recedes with little effect, until the game; loved ones some have been killed. anxiously next unimaginable event occurs, except waited So we are confronting for word. But for another mass shooting, each time a little more imaginable. most Washingtoand today it happened nians, for most on a military instalAmericans, life lation in our nation’s went on — the life capital,” said President of a horrified byObama. Another mass shoot- Mr. Alexis was the only gun- stander. ing. Again, again, again. man. Life does go on, through This time, at least 12 peoThe investigation, involv- Columbine in 1999, through ple were killed when, for ing multiple agencies, was Virginia Tech in 2007, unknown reasons — as if being led by the Federal Bu- through Sandy Hook in 2012. there ever could be reason reau of Investigation. More Each atrocity provides a jolt — a gunman opened fire on was uncertain than certain to the nation and then recedes workers hurrying to start a as this page went to press with little effect, until the new week at the venerable Monday night. Was this an next unimaginable event ocmilitary complex in south- act of terrorism fueled by a curs, except each time a little east Washington. About eight political agenda? Retaliation more imaginable. Everything other people, including at by a disgruntled employee? was supposed to change after least one police officer, were Were others aware — or a man with a semiautomatic injured in the 8:15 a.m. inci- should they have been — of weapon mowed down 20 eldent in Building 197, which the gunman’s intent? How ementary school children in houses the Naval Sea Sys- did he acquire his weapons their classrooms last Decemtems Command. Once again, (an AR-15 assault rifle, a shot- ber. But for the politicians, Americans silently extended gun and a semiautomatic pis- nothing changed. Now, ansympathy to the families of tol were reportedly found on other massacre, another rosthose so senselessly killed. him), and how did he bring ter of funerals. Again, again, Once again, we wordlessly them onto a gated facility? again. dispatched prayers and hopes What was to be learned about — Washington Post

Labor union leaders line their pockets Labor union membership as a percentage of the nation’s overall workforce has been steadily declining from its peak of 35 percent in the 1950s. The result is that unions now represent only 6.6 percent of all private sector jobs, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The BLS data makes it clear that the trend isn’t going to reverse any time soon, either, because unions lost 400,000 members last year as total employment grew by 2.6 mil-

lion. The only thing keeping Big Labor from becoming an incidental factor in the American workplace is that government employees are five times more likely to be unionized than those in the private sector. If corporate executives lost market share as dramatically and steadily as the labor chieftains, they would be shown the door or their firms’ doors would be shuttered. Failure to develop and sell products and services that people want is a surefire

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way of going out of business. is Gerald McEntee, interna- blue-collar unions on the list This is what makes free mar- tional president of the As- include Longshoremen’s Askets the source of the widest sociation of Federal, State, sociation president Harold range of goods and services County and Municipal Em- Daggett at $541,103; William for the most people at the ployees, whose $1.2 million Hite, general president of the lowest cost. compensation put him fourth Plumbers Union, at $501,203; But that’s not the way it on the list. and Joseph Nigro, the Sheet works in the highMetal Workers’ est ranks of Big Lageneral president, bor, as is made clear A total of 428 private sector union lead- at $459,643. All of in an examination these men also reers were paid at least $250,000 annually, ceive generous benof how much the top 100 union leaders and the top 100 of those made more than efits and perks in were paid last year. $350,000. addition to their anA total of 428 private nual salaries. sector union leadThese individuals ers were paid at least lead many unions $250,000 annually, and represented by the the top 100 of those AFL-CIO, whose made more than $350,000, The vast majority of the president, Richard Trumka, according to a study of De- rest of the top-paid union led a labor delegation that partment of Labor data by leaders, however, represent met privately with President Media Trackers, a conserva- blue-collar trade organiza- Obama last week to discuss tive, nonprofit investigative tions. Joseph Senese, head Obamacare. They represent watchdog group. of the National Produc- workers covered by multiThe highest-paid union tion Workers group, made employer “Cadillac” health leaders work for organized $698,406; Robert Scardeletti, insurance plans that Obamprofessional athletes, with president of the Transporta- acare taxes heavily. Their G. William Hunter, executive tion Communications Union, unions will get a special exdirector of the National Bas- got $630,053; and John Nic- ception not available to milketball Players Association, collai, who runs the United lions of middle-class Amerireceiving $3.2 million. The Food and Commercial Work- cans when Obamacare takes only government employee ers Union Local 464, received effect Oct. 1. union leader in the top 10 $549,497. Others managing — Washington Examiner


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Continued from A1

Merchant and grand prize drawings start at 3 p.m., with signups at the library and after the parade at the park. A crowd favorite, the bean feed and corn bread sale, is sponsored by Emprise Bank, Ferrellgas and Marmaton Valley FCCLA. Hannah Hoffman will host the 6 p.m. talent show, starting at 6 p.m. Participants will have a chance to win $100, $75 or $50. The show is open to all talent, and all ages, Hoffman said. The show is at the Moran Senior Citizens Center. On Sunday the golf tournament and three person scramble will start at 9 a.m. at the Cedarbrook Golf Course, Iola. Entry fee is $75 per team for 18 holes. For more information contact Debbie Jones, Moran Day com- Above is a photo of the Moran school, which was torn down in 1937 due mittee chairperson, at 620-237- to weakened structures. The theme of this year’s Moran Day is “A Nation of 4494 or debra123@embarqmail. Neighbors, 1881-2013.” PHOTO COURTESY OF ALLEN COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY com.

Suit: Common in land acquisition Continued from A1 ey,” Weber said. The power of eminent domain is hardly disputable, he said, and only the value of the property is up for debate. “Apparently they couldn’t reach an agreement,” Weber said. “If they (Enbridge) have eminent domain rights, they’re going to get it (the land), the question is value.” He said such cases are not uncommon in expansive operations such as Enbridge’s, but generally agreements are reached without them being taken to court. If Monarch Cement disagrees with the court’s finding on value, it has the right to appeal. EMINENT


has been in practice

since “before the constitution,” Weber said. It is most commonly used for major public infrastructure projects, such as roadways. While not desirable, he said court action is sometimes necessary when valuation of a property can be difficult to assess. In this case, there are several easements on Monarch’s land already; and an introduction of a pipeline will affect the value of such easements. He said both entities had “worked for months” to reach an agreement, which ultimately resulted in the court action. “It doesn’t reflect badly on either one,” Weber said. “It happens all of the time.”

This is a diagram outlining a section of the land Enbridge is acquiring for pipeline construction.

Merger: Apprehension abounds Continued from A1

Commissioner Tom Williams chimed in that he too was eager for county employees not to suffer financially with a transfer. The contractual glitch popped up when Slaugh and commissioners were discussing what the city’s control of countywide ambulance service would mean financially, to county taxpayers as a whole and those who live within Iola. Slaugh’s estimate is the combination of ambulance and fire service will cost about $2.1 million during 2014, compared to $2.5 million with the way things have been with two ambulance services. Works suggested that might permit commissioners to lower the county’s mill levy by 3 to 5 mills. But, that may be offset for Iolans by an increase in the city’s levy to cope with added expense of having all ambulance responsibilities. Slaugh said $100,000 to $150,000 might be needed above what the city will receive from the county — a guarantee of $750,000 from run charges — and money budgeted to meet expenses. If that were the case, Iolan’s property tax levies could increase by 3 to 5 mills. However, Slaugh stressed that it was next to impossible to access with much accuracy what costs will be before some time has passed with Iola in charge.

A SURVEY of 19 fulltime county ambulance employees found that transfer and compensation issues may not affect many. Mike Burnett, interim county director, said 16 didn’t “plan on staying to work with the fire department.” One expressed interest; two were undecided. The survey was done ahead of decisions on how transfers would work and how those eligible — part-time responders aren’t being considered initially — would be treated as city employees. The survey also found that seven employees planned to leave before Dec. 31 — effective date for the merger is Jan. 1 — while eight others were undecided and four intended to continue working. Several said in comments that they didn’t want to take on firefighting responsibilities, which is a part of the city’s plan with the merger. Slaugh’s response was that the city would “make (the transfer) as accommodating as possible, but when it comes down to it, we have a job to do” and those involved must “be part of a team.” WORKS SAID the merger as proposed “is not the optimum solution, but it is better than we have now,” referring to two ambulance services.

Several Humboldt residents, including council members Sunny Shreeve, Vada Aikins and Jerry Stephens, told commissioners ahead of discussions about personnel and finances that they had concerns about Iola running a countywide service in conjunction with its fire department. “I feel there has been no consideration given to the entire county, only Iola,” Aikins said. “The state assessment done last year showed many inadequacies in the Iola EMS service and facilities compared to the Allen County EMS service. Why in the world would we want to have less?” She questioned whether Humboldt residents would receive less care, with Iola having just three paramedics and indications that it may be difficult to increase that number enough to fully staff three ambulances 24/7 in Iola, Humboldt and Moran. Williams countered that the contract commissioners negotiated with Iola ensured the level of care in outlying areas would not degrade. In response to another comment, Williams said finances were not an overriding consideration in construction of the merger, certainly “not more important than life” of patients. He also observed that the merger was “probably a better deal for the county” than the city, with it willing to step up and as-

sume the responsibility. At some point it was noted that if Iola were to fail to provide a type I service — a paramedic on every run — or defaulted responsibility, a termination clause in the contract would be triggered. Works fortified Williams’ responses that the city’s service would have type I service in all three towns, and would remain one of the best countywide services in the area. He pointed out that many counties, including larger ones, didn’t have the coverage Allen County has had and would continue to have. “It is a leap of faith,” Williams allowed, and that he hoped “all in the county will try to make it work.” Joel Wicoff, Iola mayor, interjected that the city had no intention of reducing personnel or service provided, with type I being a component of the contract. As discussion wound down, Stephens asked if the county was prepared to make the call to pull the plug on the contract if the city didn’t meet its responsibilities. No question, said Works. “It is no different than if we contracted with an outside provider,” Works added. “Essentially, that’s what the county is doing.” “I think it will work better than anyone in this room thinks,” Williams said.


Wednesday, September 18, 2013

The Iola Register

67th Annual

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7 - 11 a.m. Swap Meet Booth Rent $10 Includes 2 Tables located In The High School Old Gym Bake Sale Biscuits & Gravy Drinks Sponsored By MVHS FCCLA & FBLA

9 a.m. Merchant Drawing Sign Up On Cedar Street Before The Parade or At The Park After The Parade

9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Kansas Mobile Veteran Service Van South Of Library

10:30 a.m. Parade Line Up At The High School Parking Lot

11 a.m. Parade Begins Kids Parade: Prizes Awarded 1st: $25 2nd: $15 3rd: $10 Prize Money Donated By MVHS FCCLA & FBLA

11 a.m. - 5 p.m. Tractor Pull Presented By Bourbon County Tractor Pulling Assn. Rules Apply * IMMEDIATELY FOLLOWING PARADE CHRISTIAN CHURCH IS SERVING LUNCH AT THE COMMUNITY/SENIOR BUILDING


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3 p.m. Merchant Drawing & Grand Prize Drawing 4 p.m. Bean Feed – Corn Bread Sale SPONSORED BY EMPRISE BANK, FERRELLGAS & MV FCCLA

6 p.m. Talent Show 1st: $100 2nd: $75: 3rd: $50 Prize Money HOSTED BY HANNAH HOFFMAN

5 - 7 p.m. Miniature Horse Pull At The Park

Grand Prize Drawings 1st: Processed Quarter Buffalo • Donated by EJ Siefker • Processed by Moran Locker 2nd: $200 Cash • Donated by Loren Korte 3rd: $200 Cash • Donated by Fat CAt Express Inc. 4th: $50 Cash • Donated by Bill McAdam FCCLA 50/50 Pot: Drawing will be held following the Merchant’s drawing Arts & Crafts Show • 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. FCCLA Cake Walk/Pop Toss Entertainment • Music Max By Scott Stewart 12 - 5 p.m.

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Wednesday, September 18, 2013

A win for the record books Rowe scores four in 8-0 Red Devil rout


It took about 3½ minutes in the first half and 75 seconds in the second to turn a memorable day into a historic one for Allen Community College’s women. The Red Devils, behind the scoring wizardry of freshman Kyleigh Rowe and the passing of Lexi Godlove, set a school record Wednesday by crushing visiting Cloud Community College, 8-0. Rowe and Godlove were in the middle of it from the getgo, Rowe with a career-high four goals, and Godlove with a goal and four assists. After missing a shot just wide seconds earlier, Rowe was on the money on her See 8-0 | Page B2

Marmaton Valley High’s Mackenzie Tynon, left, goes up for a block against Southern Coffey County High’s Breanna Isch Tuesday. The Lady Titans defeated the Wildcats in straight sets. REGISTER/STEVEN SCHWARTZ

Allen Community College’s Kyleigh Rowe, left, jostles for position against Cloud Community College defender Kylee VanGorder Tuesday. Rowe scored four goals in ACC’s 8-0 win. REGISTER/RICHARD LUKEN

Above, Allen Community College’s Dallas Fiszel scores in the first half Tuesday against Cloud Community College. Below, ACC’s Dorian Fox, left, celebrates after scoring the game-winner in overtime of the Red Devil’s 2-1 victory. REGISTER/RICHARD LUKEN

Allen wins overtime thriller By RICHARD LUKEN

The setting looked all too familiar to Doug Desmarteau and his Allen Community College soccer team. For the third game in a row, the Red Devils let a slim lead slip away, this one to visiting Cloud Community College Tuesday afternoon. Desmarteau’s hope: that ACC could prevent the loss, something it was unable to do in its to previous overtime sessions. Sophomore Dorian Fox was there to ensure the third (over) time was the charm. Fox was there when a Ben See OVERTIME | Page B2

Wildcats, Lady Titans earn volleyball splits MORAN — Marmaton Valley High split a pair of matches at home Tuesday, falling to visiting Southern Coffey County, 25-21, 25-19, before rebounding to defeat St. Paul in dramatic fashion. After dropping the first game against the Indians, 25-15, Marmaton Valley rebounded to take game two, 25-23, and the finale, 25-21. “The girls just didn’t show up to play against SCC,” Marmaton Valley head coach Terra Kegler said. “The first set against St. Paul wasn’t pretty. We had a ‘talk’ after that set, and the girls delivered. They

showed a lot of heart. I am proud of them for stepping up and finishing. The St. Paul game should give them confidence, and they now know their potential. St. Paul is a solid team, making this win even better.” Mackenzie Tynon led the way over the Indians with seven points and eight kills, after delivering 10 kills against Southern Coffey County. Emily Boyd and Kyla Drake each had five points in the win. Tapanga Turner added six kills,

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Humboldt volleyball sweeps Cherryvale, A-M HUMBOLDT — Humboldt High’s volleyball team was not at its best Tuesday, but still managed to sweep past two opponents. The Lady Cubs downed visiting Cherryvale, 25-20, 25-18, and Altoona-Midway, 25-15, 25-18. “We did not play our best volleyball tonight, but I am proud of the girls for sticking with it and picking up the victories,” Humboldt head coach Stephanie Splechter said. Senior Sheri Middleton led the way for Humboldt against Cherryvale, with 10 kills, eight

points and three aces. Breanna Kline added three kills, three aces and eight points. Kayle Riebel had four kills and two points. Brook Turner and Delaney Umholtz added two kills each. Umholtz also had eight points. Anna Setter had 13 assists, Annalise Whitcomb five See HUMBOLDT | Page B3

At right, Humboldt High’s Sheri Middleton goes up for a kill Tuesday. The Lady Cubs swept past Cherryvale and AltoonaMidway. PHOTO COURTESY OF



FORT SCOTT — Caressa Lowell’s third-place finish highlighted a busy day on the court Monday for Iola High’s junior varsity tennis team. Lowell went 2-2 in No. 2 singles play, defeating Ashlee Montojo, 6-1, and Jocy Diaz of Fort Scott, 6-2. Lowell came up short against Chanute’s Caroline Kimberlin and Trina Paul of Pittsburg. Iola’s other competitors weren’t as successful. Khrystal Smith went 0-3 in No. 1 singles, falling to Angela Alger of Chanute, Alex King of Fort Scott and Abi Felter of Pittsburg. Iola’s Kelsey Hale and Tori Smith dropped decisions to Lawrence and Ungles of Chanute, Engle and Norris of Fort Scott, Cicero and Benedict of Pittsburg, and a makeshift team of Greer and Daniels. Tori Danford and Judy Branstetter also went 0-4, falling to Graham and Stadler of Chanute, Cunningham and Adams of Fort Scott, Curlee and Stewart of Pittsburg and Leslie and Wiliams, another SEK combo team. “Though the temperatures were great for tennis, many of the matches were played while it was sprinkling,” IHS tennis coach Jennifer Bycroft said. “Khrystal and Caressa did a nice job in singles. We need to learn to mix up our shots better, to keep the ball away from our opponents.” The doubles teams, to their detriment, have kids who are See IHS | Page B3


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Volleyball: Southern Coffey County, Wildcats earn splits sminger had 10 kills in the loss to the Lady Titans. Southern Coffey County followed up its

Continued from B1

while Kaitlin Ensminger, Emily Meiwes and Ashlynn Pinkerton each had four kills. En-

win over the Wildcats with a 31-29, 25-12 los to St. Paul “Serving percentage for a plus for us,” SCC

head coach Jeff True said. “I was pleaded with our effort and the improvement we showed. We still have a long way

Iola Gold defenders Nate Hammond (81) and Dillon Slaven (23) surround Garnett runner Tank Spencer Tuesday. Garnett defeated Iola Gold 34-7 in Allen County Youth Football League action. REGISTER/RICHARD LUKEN

Iola squad withstands Mound City MOUND CITY — A second-quarter touchdown by Iola Blue’s Cal Leonard on a five-yard run stood up for the fifthand sixth-graders in a 7-0 win over Mound City in Allen County Youth Tackle Football League action. The Iola defense withstood a late Mound City

challenge, holding them on fourth down inside the Iola 20. Iola’s defense allowed only 12 yards of total offense and two first downs. “Our defense kept us in the game after those two turnovers, and kept the momentum on our side. It was a great game.

I am very proud of my team,” head coach Jeremy Sellman said. Devon Reiter had five tackles, two for losses, to lead the Mustang defense. Evan Bain added four tackles, three for losses. Casen Barker, Dylon Reiter and Casen Barker combined for 96 of Iola’s

117 yards of total offense. In other games Tuesday, Garnett defeated Iola Gold, 34-7, and Humboldt shut out Yates Center, 31-0, in grades 5-6. In the third- and fourthgrade contests, Humboldt defeated Yates Center, 21-7, and Mound City downed Iola Blue, 20-7.

8-0: Rowe headlines Red Devil rout Continued from B1

ond attempt of the day, scoring off a Godlove pass less than 10 minutes into the game. Godlove took less than two minutes to double the lead, delivering a shot out of the Cloud goalkeeper’s reach at the 13:50 mark of the first half. Godlove then fed Rowe on a corner kick less than two minutes later. Rowe slipped past a Cloud defender, then lofted another shot beyond the goalkeeper’s reach. “It really wasn’t anything I planned,” Rowe said. “We just wanted to get a conference win and stay undefeated at

home.” The onslaught continued after halftime. Rowe scored her third goal at the 21:59 mark, and her fourth off a deflection at 20:45, pushing the lead to 5-0 over the shell-shocked Thunderbirds. By then, Allen head coach Jeremy McGinnis was able to substitute freely. Even players not accustomed to scoring got into the act. Rachael Little took a Rowe assist and punched it past the T-Bird goalkeeper at the 12:18 mark. Savvy Fairall was next three minutes later. Kristen Tainatongo’s blast with 17 seconds left

also found paydirt, putting a fitting cap on a day for the Red Devils, who scored a collective five goals as a team in 2012. “We’re putting things together,” McGinnis said. “The girls have been doing extra work to get things the way we like it. Beating somebody 8-0 is something we’ve never done in the history of this school.” Allen earned the win without two starters, Kalynn Gallarde and Carlee Brinkman, who were injured in a violent collision in practice Tuesday. McGinnis credited Allen’s defense, particularly its back line, which kept goalkeeper

Keelie Arbuckle mostly idle through the match. Arbuckle easily handled any shots Cloud got past other ACC defenders. Carleigh Konrade and Tainatongo also had assists, as did Natalie Leiker, one of the back line stalwarts, McGinnis noted. “The girls have done a great job,” he said. “If they keep improving like they have been, this team has an opportunity to do some great things.” “I think teams have been underestimating us,” Rowe agreed. With performances such as those Wednesday, that’s unlikely to be the case any more.

Overtime: ACC men down Cloud Continued from B1

Loflin blast ricocheted off the sidepost with just under six minutes left in the overtime. Fox was able to react quicker than the Cloud goalkeeper, punching in the miss, prompting a euphoric roar from his Red Devil teammates. “It all happened so fast, that you really don’t have time to think,” Fox said. “I saw that after the ricochet that their goalkeeper didn’t get back in time. An opportunity presented itself, and I was able to finish the job.” Allen’s 2-1 win evens the Red Devils’ record at 3-3 overall and 1-1 in Jayhawk Conference and

Region VI play. “This was a big win for us,” Desmarteau said. “Cloud is a very good team. Both teams are good. We finally found a way to pull out a win.” The win likely would not have been possible without the late-game heroics of ACC goalkeeper Victor Ortega, who stymied a handful of point-blank Thunderbird shots in the waning moments. “Victor had a couple of brilliant saves,” Desmarteau said. “Our back line did a nice job today.” Cloud, which evened the score at 1-1 on a Kerbson Lubin goal midway through the second half,

briefly looked to have a lead on a goal with about 90 seconds left in the match. But the goal was disallowed because a Thunderbird player was called offside as the Cloud players began to celebrate. “I saw the referee put his flag up immediately, so I knew it wasn’t going to count,” Ortega said. “I just had to step up and do what I could. It was good to get an overtime and a conference win.” Cloud came up empty on a couple of early scoring opportunities

— Ortega’s leaping save of a ball he deflected off the top crossbar was a highlight — while Dallas Fiszel gave Allen a 1-0 lead on a goal with 7:42 left in the first half. Oscar Marrufo was credited with the assist. The lead stood until Cloud, the 20th ranked team in the nation, opened the second half with another round of offensive pressure. Loflin’s goal with 23:53 left in the game evened the score. Allen travels to Great Bend Saturday to take on Barton County.

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THE WILDCAT varsity girls also split a pair of matches Sept. 10 at Yates Center. They defeated host Yates Center, 11-25, 29-27, 25-17, and lost to Eureka, 25-18, 2325, 25-15. Pinkerton had two blocks in the win over Yates Center, while Tynon had seven kills, followed by Ensminger and Turner with six and four kills, respectively. Kaysha Elmenhorst had six points. In the loss to Eureka, Emily Boyd had 10 points, Ensminger had eight and Tynon had seven kills. The Wildcat JV team won both of its matches that night, defeating Yates Center, 25-13, 25-12, and Eureka, 25-18, 25-10.

BURLINGTON — Iola High’s junior varsity volleyball team lost a tough, four-set match on the road at Burlington Monday. After winning the first game, 25-23, the Fillies dropped the next three, including two by the slimmest of margins. Burlington ultimately prevailed, 23-25, 2523, 25-10, 26-24. Shelby Smith led the Fillies JV with five

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Trojans defeat Mustang jr. varsity OSAWATOMIE — Iola High’s junior varsity football team had a rough go of it Monday afternoon, falling 33-7 to host Osawatomie. The Mustangs reached the scoreboard only once, on a 13-yard touchdown pass from Ben Cooper to Nate Evans. Cooper completed

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Crest High’s Emily Frank, from left, Madison Covey and Karlee Hammond await an incoming shot Tuesday against Burlington. Crest head coach Abigail Hermreck said the Lady Lancers were done in by their passing game. “We only missed four serves, but struggled with our passing,� she said. “We will continue to work on it so we can get the rest of our of-

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Whitcomb five assists and four points. Middleton’s 11 kills led Humboldt against Altoona-Midway. She also had two blocks. Riebel added five kills and five points. Setter and Whitcomb had 11 and seven assists, respectively. Whitcomb also delivered three aces and eight points, while Kline had four kills. Umholtz served up a team-high 11 points. THE LADY CUB junior varsity also was victorious, sweeping

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Should in-laws assist in parenting? Dear Carolyn: My husband’s brother has four kids under 10. They are all sweet kids, really. But they talk back, don’t listen, don’t take no for an answer, and seek out trouble for attention. Conversations are interrupted, and we spend a good portion of the visit listening to their parents saying no over and over, repeating instructions, negotiating, yelling and making idle threats. My husband and I have decided it’s okay to just handle it without their parents if bad behavior is directed toward us. We’ve also started seeing less of them because their family dynamics are unpleasant. Should we say something to the parents (which will probably be taken badly because we don’t have any kids ourselves)? — In-Laws. What would be your intention in saying something — to explain your pulling away? To wake them up to their

Tell Me About It Carolyn Hax parental failings? To improve them? To register your disapproval? Their household sounds more chaotic than necessary, but I won’t bother trying to figure out how much chaos is unavoidable with 4 under 10, and how much of your opinion is affected by your not having kids of your own. I can’t call these accurately without being there. Fortunately, the conversation can stop at, “What do you hope to accomplish?” I just don’t see any benefit to your speaking up — for them, for you, or for family peace. Best just to hang on, at arm’s length if needed, till the kids/parents outgrow this phase. Re: Chaotic Family:

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them whether the kids are always this hyped up, or is it a function of going outside their normal schedule (well-known phenomenon). Ask them if they consider the kids’ behavior an issue, what they’ve done to address, etc. You might find out a whole lot by asking them their view, rather than telling them yours. It also gives you about the only avenue to discuss the idle threats. — Anonymous This might seem sensitive and sensible on paper, but I’ve been there, with my own kids as the maniacs. Even knowing the misbehavior stemmed partly from being off their routine and partly from my failings as a parent, and knowing there is often value in outside perspectives, I can say with confidence that if you started asking me these questions, it would take all my earthly strength not to tell you to shove it.


I stand by my advice to leave it alone. “In-Laws” are entitled to set boundaries when they interact with these kids, but it’s otherwise none of their business how the kids are being raised, short of abuse or neglect.

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I sympathize. We took the tack you suggested, but it’s been frustrating. It’s almost impossible in these settings to have a real conversation. We’ve really curtailed our time at family events because of this and his family now thinks we’re standoffish. Is there a middle way? — Anonymous 2 Sure — minimize your daytime exposure by finding day trips, running errands, etc., and be at your most present after kiddie bedtime. If you have a history of being involved and patient with the kids, you’re also in good standing to ask for adult time directly. If these parents are touchy, though, it’s best just to ride it out.

Pancreatic cancer tough to pin down Dear Dr. Roach: My 82-year-old brother died in January from pancreatic cancer. Prior to his diagnosis, he was the picture of health: exercising vigorously every day, eating a healthy diet, keeping his mind active and alert and taking health supplements with no excessive drinking of alcoholic beverages (only occasional wine). His only health complication was getting deepvein thrombosis from a long horseback ride, and he was placed on warfarin (Coumadin) and told to take it forever. He had his blood clotting levels monitored per the physician schedule. His dad lived to age 94, and our mother to 90. He thought he had the longevity genes. In researching the diagnosis and possible causes, we found several references to people taking this medication getting pancreatic cancer. — T.A.

Pancreatic cancer remains one of the most feared malignancies because there isn’t an effective screening test, chemotherapy and radiation are only modestly useful and surgery, while the only reliable cure, often is not possible at the stage when most people with the disease present to Answer:


their doctors. Although not the case for your brother, cigarette smoking and lack of exercise are clear risk factors for pancreatic cancer. Pancreatic cancer is well known to cause blood clots. I suspect

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agnosed. One can never be sure what happens in any particular case. However, to my knowledge, there has never been a study suggesting that warfarin increases risk of pancreatic (or any other) cancer.

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Income holds steady; number of uninsured declines By TONY PUGH McClatchy Washington

WASHINGTON _ The nation’s elevated poverty rate and stagnant median household income showed no meaningful changes in 2012, while the number and percentage of Americans without health insurance declined slightly from 2011, due mainly to higher Medicare rolls, according to a new U.S. Census Bureau report Tuesday. Last year marked the first time in five years that there was neither a decrease in median household income nor an increase in the percent of Americans in poverty, said David Johnson, the chief of the Census Bureau’s social, economic and housing statistics division. It was also the first time since 1992 that the annual changes in income and poverty weren’t statistically significant. Those findings show that the economic and social well-being of Americans continued to stabilize in 2012 after several years of tumul-

tuous decline following the Great Recession, which began in late 2007 and lasted until mid2009. But families still have a way to go to recapture even the modest economic strength of the weak pre-recession labor market. Median household income — the amount at which half the country earns less and the other half earns more — was $51,017 last year. That’s not statistically different from the 2011 median of $51,100, but it does halt two straight years of decline. For working-age households headed by a person younger than 65, the median income increased by 1 percent, from $56,802 in 2011 to $57,353 last year. But that slight uptick hardly makes up for the 9.3 percent decline — a loss of $5,815 — among working-age households from 2007 to 2011. From 2000 to 2012, median income for these non-elderly households fell by $7,490, or 11.6 percent.

The numbers reflect a sluggish job market and long-term wage stagnation, said Lawrence Mishel, the president of the Economic Policy Institute, a liberal economic research center. “We’re not seeing much growth in jobs,” he said. “We’re not seeing much growth in wages for anybody, college graduates or those without a college degree. It shouldn’t be surprising that people’s incomes are going nowhere if they’re not working more, having more jobs or getting increases in their weekly paychecks.” The national poverty rate remained at 15 percent last year, according to the census report, with 46.5 million people earning at or below the federal poverty line of $11,170 for an individual and $23,050 for a family of four. It was the second year in a row that the number of people in poverty and the poverty rate showed no meaningful change. The poverty rate was 12.5 percent in 2007, the year before the economy tanked. The number and per-

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