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Iola-Humboldt rail trail takes form Dave Fontaine’s tractor backs up against the brush, pulling railroad ties from the soil and dragging them onto a nicely grated gravel pathway — the beginnings of a recreational trail that will connect Iola and Humboldt. The trail, which is tentatively named the “South Wind Trail,” will extend where the Prairie Spirit Trail ends at Riverside Park in Iola, and continue south for almost seven miles to end in Humboldt. Dave Fontaine, a local cyclist, and multiple other volunteers, including Jane and Lindsey Tweedy, have been volunteering their time since the first week in June to build the trail. Fontaine was involved in the construction of the Prairie Spirit Trail, and he said its success has been a motivator for the addition. They were hard at work on Thursday afternoon, pulling old railroad ties from the underbrush that will be used as bollards to block traffic from the points where the trail crosses the road. The Sunflower Foundation is funding the project through a $25,000 grant acquired by Thrive Allen County, along with another $25,000 grant from the Healthcare Foundation of Greater Kansas City — which was acquired by Allen County. “We have our work cut out for us, we still have a lot to do,” Fontaine said. He sported his Oakley cycling sunglasses along with his work attire, hinting that he is always a cyclist at heart. The volunteers, there are approximately eight of them, have contributed nearly 560 manhours of work with only about

$2,500 of expenses. Don Burns, a Thrive board member and South Wind Trail volunteer, said when plans started for the trail, Dave and Lisa Fontaine were two of the first people he went to. “I went to people I knew that were avid bike riders, and we have come up with a strong group of people,” Burns said.

“ ...this trail may be the prettiest six or seven miles in the whole area. — Dave Fontaine, local cyclist and volunteer


Courtesy photo

Above, the South Wind trail volunteers pose for a photo after a day of working on the trail, posing next to a tree with their initials carved into the side. Front from left, Jane Tweedy, Lisa Fontaine and Jay Kretzmeier. Back from left, Dave Fontaine, Pat Haire, Don Burns, Tim Cox and Lindsey Tweedy. The photo was taken by Susan Weisenberger, another trail volunteer.

He said the counties of Neosho, Bourbon and Allen form the “South Wind” region, which is where volunteer Jay Kretzmeier got the idea for the name. The name is tentative due to the fact that it requires approval from the Sunflower Rail Trail Conservancy and Allen County. Lindsey Tweedy said the group started by driving through the property on 4-wheelers, scouting out the best area to start the construction of the trail. Fontaine said at the beginning, there wasn’t enough space to even drive the ATV’s they had to hold branches back and duck underneath them to get through. However, he said it has been worth the work to utilize the area. “The (Prairie Spirit) trail is pretty,” Fontaine said. “But this trail may be the prettiest six or seven miles in the whole area, mainly because it is covered.”

At left, Lindsey Tweedy, from left, Jane Tweedy and Dave Fontaine pull railroad ties from the remnants of the railroad, next to the South Wind Trail. The ties will be used as bollards that will block motorized vehicles from entering the recreational path.

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Bullying sore spot for Iola High students By ALLISON TINN

What started as an informative presentation turned into an emotional sore spot for Iola High juniors and seniors. Thursday three seniors, Kayla Knavel, Paiton True and Chloe Friederich, gave a presentation on the awareness of bullying as a project for their Career and Community Connections and Early Childhood Development classes with Krystal Henderson. The girls knew it would be a subject some wouldn’t take seriously and went into the presentation prepared. “We know it is hard to listen about (bullying) from people who are only a year older than you,”

Combs said. “But if you aren’t going to take this seriously get up and get out.” Despite the warning there were still a few kids laughing and heckling. The girls used two national examples of bullying. The first, a girl from Michigan, Whitney Kropp, was nominated as homecoming queen as a prank from her peers. She was able to turn the tables and with the support of her family, friends and community members she received a makeover and showed up to the homecoming game prideful. The next story didn’t end as well. Amanda Todd was a young

high school student who made the mistake of showing her breast on camera once. An anonymous person got their hands on the picture and posted it on Facebook. After years of tormenting, changing schools and being beat up, she decided to end her life. She tried drinking bleach and overdosing on pills. Each time her parents rushed her to the emergency room and saved her life. One day her parents were too late. They walked into her room to find their daughter dead. She had hung herself. MANY students might think See BULLYING | Page A5

Cleaver trial set Garrett Cleaver, 27, Colony, whose confrontation with a police officer led to a manhunt and his subsequent arrest more than a year ago, will be sentenced for his crimes Dec. 17. Cleaver pleaded guilty Nov. 28 in Allen County District Court to two counts of aggravated assault on a law enforcement officer and one count of criminal possession of a firearm. In exchange for the guilty pleas, other charges of fleeing or eluding a police officer, criminal damage to property and reckless driving were dismissed. CLEAVER’S troubles in Allen County began the afternoon of

SEK regional panning board plans for future By ALLISON TINN

Wednesday night Southeast Kansas (SEK) Regional Planning Commission board members discussed “what has happened and the future challenges we face,” interim director Dennis Arnold said. The meeting, held at Neosho County Community College, was focused on the affect of new state and federal funding positions. The SEK commission’s focus is to improve the quality of life in southeast Kansas by providing tools to create and retain jobs and increase the services available within a community. The commission offers professional development and assists in the administration of local pro-

grams and projects. “The way the agency makes money is through the fees we get to administer grants,” Arnold said. The main concern for the commission is the lack of grant availability. The organization has 35 percent fewer grants than in previous years, making it historically low. The organization has been existing on the remnants of a grant from 2009. The grant cycle runs every three or four years. Cutbacks starting hitting the grant funding in 2010. “We are looking for other revenue streams,” Arnold said. “We have to see how much we get next year. Fifteen applied this year and usually we get 60 percent so if that does happen then we will have eight (grants to adminisSee SEK | Page A5

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Dennis Arnold, left, gives John Hotaling of Coffey County a certificate of recognition. Hotaling is retiring. 75 Cents

Nov. 21, 2011, when a Humboldt officer stopped a car on Bridge Street when he noticed the occupants weren’t wearing seatbelts. Melissa Elder, 31, was driving the car. After the car stopped, Cleaver bolted, taking with him an assault rifle. The officer gave chase on foot and in a nearby alley was confronted by Cleaver, who then ran back to the car — Elder was standing outside — jumped in and sped away. Other officers joined the chase, which wove its way 8 miles to northeast of Humboldt, where Cleaver crashed the car near the intersection of Iowa Road and See CLEAVER | Page A5

Thief caught through Facebook Allen County Sheriff Tom Williams reported that a bow, quiver and arrow rest had been stolen from West Side Bait Shop on Saturday afternoon during business hours. Williams said the items, valued at approximately $1,300, were reported stolen by owner Leonard Barnett. After an investigation, it was reported to officers that a photo of the bow had been posted on a Facebook page belonging the suspect — whom Barnett named as C.J. Spiller. The officers responded to Spiller’s residence, where the stolen bow was discovSee THIEF | Page A5

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Obituaries Dwight Combs

Dwight Combs, 84, Aliceville, passed away early Thursday, Dec. 6, 2012, at St. Francis Hospital in Topeka. He was born May 8, 1928, on the family farm north of Burlington, the son of Lester William and Ulah Leona (Noel) Combs. On Feb. 15, 1953, he and Ina June Hunter were married in Le Roy. They became the parents of four daughters. Dwight has farmed and raised livestock all of his life. He also worked at many other jobs in the area over the years in addition to his farming. He and Ina suffered the loss of their daughter, Kimberly Sue Wallace, on Dec. 27, 1995. He was also preceded by three brothers, Leonard, Robert and Troy Combs Dwight leaves Ina, his wife of nearly 60 years, of the home in Aliceville; his daughters, Sandra Combs, Pittsburg, Terry Jo Combs, Iola, and Vicky Stout and husband, Bob, Iola; three grandchildren, James David Wallace, Rashawna Stripling and Hayley Westerman and husband Brandon; and three great-grandchildren, Lincoln Chance Stripling, Jaydie June Combs and Brodon Dwight Michael Westerman. The family will meet with friends for visitation starting at 12:30 p.m. today at Jones Funeral Home in Burlington until proceeding to St. John Cemetery in Aliceville for graveside services at 2 o’clock. Memorial contributions may be made to the Coffey County Cancer Support Group and may be sent in care of the funeral home.

Jake Galemore

Jake Galemore, 16, Chanute, passed away Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2012, near his residence. J a k e was born in Chanute on Oct. 17, 1996, the son of Chris and Susan Kay ( G e h r t ) Galemore Galemore. He attended Chanute High School and was a member of the sophomore class. He enjoyed snow skiing, hunting, football, baseball, power lifting and music, and playing with his dogs, Ozie and Nellie. He loved the outdoors and family hunting trips. Jake was hilarious and sarcastic at times, but he had a heart of gold. Because of his compassion and placing his family first he was a wonderful son, brother, cousin, grandson, nephew and friend. Jake was an amazing kid and his family was incredibly proud of the young man he had become. Our family’s love for Jake is so strong it will last forever. Jake is survived by his parents of the home; two sisters, Nicole Galemore of Milwaukee, Wis., and Lauren Galemore of Topeka; grandparents, John and Elsie Galemore of Chanute, and Dr. Earl and Jody Gehrt of Joplin, Mo.; and numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends. Funeral Services will be at 10 a.m. Monday at St. Patrick Catholic Church.

Marion Hess

Marion Hess, 93, passed away Dec. 6, 2012. Visitation will be Monday Dec. 10 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Funeral services will be held Tuesday Dec. 11, 2012 at 1 p.m. at the Van Arsdale Funeral Home in LeRoy with burial at Quisling Cemetery new LeRoy. Memorials are to the KU Cancer Center and may be sent in care of Van Arsdale Funeral Home P.O. Box 8 LeRoy, 66857.

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Blake Christy

Blake Andrew Christy, 31, Lawrence, passed away Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2012, at the Lawrence Memorial Hospital. Blake was born April 8, 1981, in Bartlesville, Okla., the son of Marty J. and Cindy A. (Glidden) Christy. He graduated from Iola High School and made his home in Iola until moving to Lawrence in 2009. Survivors are his wife, Amanda Garcia of the home, one daughter, Kylee Rose Christy of the home, his parents: Marty and Cindy Christy, Gas, his twin brother, Billy Christy and wife Fanta, Lawrence, one sister Jenna Christy, Gas and grandmother, Carol Christy, Iola. He was preceded in death by grandparents, Buddy Christy, Bill and Jo Glidden. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m., Monday, Dec. 10 at Waugh-Yokum & Friskel Chapel in Iola. Burial is at Highland Cemetery in Iola. Memorial can be made to

the Blake Christy Memorial Fund Memorial gifts may be left with Waugh-Yokum & Friskel Memorial Chapel in Iola, which is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences for the family may be left on www.

Ron Whitworth

Ron Whitworth, 49, Chanute, passed away Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2012 at the Neosho Memorial Regional Whitworth Medical Center in Chanute. Ron was born in Chanute on March 11, 1963, the son of Dwaine and Judith (Kustanborter) Whitworth. He attended Humboldt High School. On June 3, 1983, he married Rhenda Griffith in Miami, Okla. Ron was a member of the USRA (United States Racing Association) and the USMTS (United States Modified Touring Series). He was the owner and operator of Whitworth Construction, Inc. for 32 years and owner, operator, and promoter of the Humboldt Speedway for 23 years. Ron loved working at the race track, watching his boys race, and was extremely proud of his daughter in college. Ron worked seven days a week and holidays to provide for his family and loved the time he got to spend with his three grandchildren, children and wife.

Ron is survived by his wife, Rhenda of the home; three children, Ryan and Heather Whitworth, Humboldt, Riley Whitworth, Humboldt, and Ravyn Whitworth, Pittsburg; three grandchildren, Kaydence Whitworth, Chanute, Karson Whitworth, Independence, and Braydie Whitworth, Iola; his mother, Judy Whitworth, Chanute; one brother, Jerry Whitworth, Santa Monica, Calif.; one sister, Traci Whitworth, Chanute; his mother-in-law, Connie Griffith, Chanute; his sister-in-law and husband, Rhonda and Dan McMillan, Chanute; and five nieces, several aunts, uncles, cousins, and his entire racing family. He was preceded in death by his father, Dwaine Whitworth; his grandparents, Chet and Mary Kustanborter, and Raymond and Lena Whitworth; one aunt, Kathy Kustanborter; and his fatherin-law, Ronald Dean Griffith. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 10, 2012 at the First Baptist Church-Good News Center. The family will receive friends on Sunday, Dec. 9, 2012 from 2 until 5 p.m. at the Penwell-Gabel Gibson Chapel. Cremation will take place after the service and the family will have a private burial at Memorial Park Cemetery in Chanute. Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church or the Ron Whitworth Memorial Fund for his grandchildren’s education. Penwell-Gabel Gibson Chapel is in charge of arrangements.


Nadine Pergeson

Nadine Pergeson, 65, Elsmore, passed away on Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2012, at Neosho Memorial Regional Medical Center, Chanute. She was born June 16, 1947, in Phoenix, Ariz., the daughter of Theodore and Ethel Al- Pergeson len. She married Kenneth Pergeson on Oct, 20, 1979 in Iola. Her greatest joy was her grandchildren. Nadine was preceded in death by her parents; one son, Rusty Wellman; one daughter, Penny Cox Wellman; three brothers, Bobby Allen, Fred Allen, and Mitch Allen; and one sister, LaVerne Morgan. She is survived by her husband, Kenneth Pergeson of the home; three sons, Kenneth Pergeson Jr. of Elsmore, Teddy Wellman of Emporia and James Wellman of Wichita; two daughters, Bonnie Fangman of Sedalia, Mo., and Linda Pergeson of Elsmore; 12 grandchildren, seven greatgrandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. You may send your condolences to the family at www.feuerbor nfuneral. com

Burial will follow in St. Patrick Catholic Cemetery. Rosary will be recited at 6 p.m. Sunday at the church. The family will receive friends on Sunday after the rosary from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the St. Patrick School gym. Memorials in his name may be made to the Jake Galemore Memorial Fund and left with the funeral home. Penwell-Gabel Gibson Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Walter Sponseller

Walter Neal Sponseller, 73, Iola, passed away Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2012, at Allen County Hospital. Walter was born April 26, 1939, in Iola, the son of Harvey Neal and Anna Elizabeth (Myer) Sponseller. He grew up and made his home in Iola where he worked as a painter for Layles and later on his own. He is survived by a sister, Bonnie Stout Perkins and husband, Dick, Iola; a brother, Marion Sponseller, Iola, and nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, a son, Curtis Sponseller, sister-in-law Marilyn Sponseller, brother-in-law Ron Stout and his companion of 40 years, Dorothy Friend. Cremation has taken place and a private family inurnment will be later in Highland Cemetery in Iola. Waugh-Yokum & Friskel Memorial Chapel of Iola assisted the family. Online condolences for the family may be left on



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tation three students had been asked to leave and the sound of sniffling noses filled the auditorium. “We care. We might not get along with everyone, we don’t always see eye to eye, and after all we are human.” Combs said. “But if you need help we are here.” Before the students left the seminar they were asked to sign a pledge to end bullying.

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2000 Street. He disappeared into brush and timber. Allen County Sheriff Tom Williams said local officers learned that Cleaver might be in the Springfield, Mo., area. Missouri officers arrested him at a motel near Springfield Dec. 5, 2011.

Cleaver also faces manslaughter charges related to a fatal traffic accident in Neosho County in 2009. It wasn’t immediately clear if those charges had been resolved. A call to the Kansas Attorney General’s office in Topeka, which is handling the Neosho County case, was not returned Friday.

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ered. Williams said Spiller conceded to the crime, under consideration of the overwhelming evidence — including the photos of Spiller at his home and the bow with its quiver resting on his couch.

Barnett said he knew when the bow had been stolen, but just needed the evidence from a “hot tip” to confirm the tip. Williams said it is sometimes rare to have stolen items recovered so quickly. He attributed the expedited recovery to the evidence gathered off of Facebook.

Jefferson students raise funds for classmate Members of Jefferson Elementary School’s staff are raising money to help Raef Casner and his mother, Lea, a single mom and paraprofessional at the school. Raef, a fifth-grader at the school, was diagnosed with liver cancer earlier this year and has been out of school because of surgery and weekly treatments, which has created an obvious financial hardship for the family. A fundraiser is in the works. Tickets are being sold for the chance to win one of 12 different gift

baskets, all filled with interesting and intriguing things. Two have K-State and KU themes, one is loaded with chocolate, another is designed for a couple’s “date night.” Tickets are available for $1 apiece or six for $5, and are available from Stephanie Bycroft at the Jefferson office and also will be on sale at Iola High basketball games. A drawing for baskets will be during halftime of the Iola High game here Dec. 18. A chili feed also is planned that from 4:30 to 8. CASH ONLY


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What’s it going to take for bullying in our school to stop. Is it going to take someone killing themselves? How would that make you feel?

that problem doesn’t exist in the Iola community, but an informal poll conducted at Iola High says it is. Sixty-six percent of the school population said they have been bullied. Fifty-two percent of the school population said they have bullied someone. Eighty-nine percent said they would stand up for someone and 67 percent said they would report bullying if they saw it. Fifty-five percent of the Iola High student body said they believe bullying has become a problem at their school. “Bullying is a problem in this school, whether you want to admit it or not,” Combs said. “What’s it going to take for bullying in our school to stop,” Friederich added. “Is it going to take someone killing themselves? How would that make you feel?” By the end of the presen-

H SEK AMONG the programs the commission works with are the Housing Pilot Program, Downtown Commercial Rehabilitation Program and the Business Coaching Pilot Program. Each of the programs are focused on improving the quality of life and keep small towns thriving in southeast Kansas, with minimal fees. Businesses are eligible to hire a consulting team

TWO board members are retiring and were honored at Wednesday’s meeting. John Hotaling of Coffee County and Dudley Feuerborn of Anderson County received certificates of recognition. For more information on SEK Regional Planning Commission programs, call (620) 431-0080.

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He said he hopes to see the trail finished by the time spring comes, especially if the weather holds its fair temperatures. He said the trail will allow access to the public at no charge. Both of the Tweedys and Fontaine agreed that the construction would not have been possible if it weren’t for the support from the community. Joe Works, a Humboldt resident and owner of B&W Trailer Hitches, lended the use of a side cutter and tractors for the construction process. Before that point, Fontaine said his volunteers had cleared the first three miles by hand with chainsaws. Jane said she thinks it is important to use the rail trail, to help carry on the historical legacy of the railroad in Allen County. “It’s really important to protect the historical integrity of the railroad,” Jane said. “That’s why we are using the old railroad ties for bollards.” Fontaine said he was saddened to see the old railroad torn out, and he hopes that the rail trail will allow the railroad to

Santa will set up a toy shop Dec. 20-24 on Jefferson where Audacious Boutique used to be located. All children in the community who want a toy can go to the shop and visit with Santa and pick up a toy. Tracy Keagle and her husband, William, who came up with the idea, are accepting toy donations. Parents cleaning out

their kids’ gently used toys and are looking to get rid of them they can call Tracy at (620) 228-7456. Toys also can be dropped off at the Keagle residence at 207 S. Elm St. or at Annie’s Attic. The shop will be temporarily decorated like an oldtime Christmas toy shop. Cookies and hot chocolate will be served. Santa’s Toy Shop is open and free to the public.

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be easily reconstructed in the future if the possibility arises. Both Lindsey and Jane have lived in Austin, Texas, for 40 years. Lindsey said he grew up in Allen County, but moved to Texas to raise a family and be near his brother. The Tweedys moved back to Allen County to take care of Lindsey’s mother, who passed away last year. He said it has been encouraging to see an area flourish in hard times - and the South Wind trail is an example of a town thriving in its community. Burns said he believes the trail will add another important amenity to Allen County. According to Kansas Parks, Wildlife and Tourism, 41,850 people have used the Prairie Spirit Trail from January to September. Burns said he hopes to see a high usage from people using the existing trail, which should positively impact businesses in the area. He said the Prairie Spirit trail received some opposition in the beginning, due to concerns regarding littering, trespassing and criminal mischief — which seemed to have

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been unwarranted. The volunteers have found the success of the trail useful in meetings with the landowners bordering the new trail. The county sent letters to landowners affected by the construction, and Burns said “there hasn’t been much trouble at all.” Overall, Burns said the construction of the South Wind Trail has been a collaboration of three entities — the volunteers, conservancy and Allen county. All of the volunteers said that pathways such as the South Wind Trail and the Prairie Spirit Trail are important for cyclists’ safety as well. Fontaine said he and his wife have cycled on the public roadways before, and they can be very dangerous. He said that fact has given him some personal motivation for constructing the trail as well. “We have taken a lot of pride in the trail, I still can’t believe how much we

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have done.” Burns said while the construction has been a lot of hard work, it wouldn’t have been possible if the volunteers didn’t enjoy what they have been doing. “To be honest, we’ve really had fun doing it,” Burns said. “We’re anxious to use the finished product.” The trail is completely cleared from Iola to Humboldt, with much of the pathway grated. Currently, the volunteers are working to “beautify” the trail. Fontaine said the next step is to begin installing the bollards on the crossing, add signage and posted warnings. All three volunteers agreed that the construction has shown the power of community and volunteerism. “It just shows that with a little willpower, focus and a lot of poison ivy - you can do a lot,” Fontaine said.

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Members of the Lust family, including Todd and Becca, Daniel, Maya and Max Lust, Pleasant, Texas; John and Andrea Carley, Alexa, Peyton, Cooper and Rodney and Janice Daniel, Larry and Cathy Lust, Olathe; visited John and Betty Lust. Clyde and Rita Roush, Chanute, visited Fayette Walters.

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Shop and play local to keep Iola businesses thriving If you have not had a chance to visit the downtown square yet this holiday season I urge you to do so. Santa will be in his house from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday and again Dec. 20. Along with Santa, there are the free Kiwanis Train rides and the PSI Holiday Trolley rides. Outside Santa’s house there will be a table of goodies set up for all to partake, sponsored by local businesses. Make sure you check out the businesses that are open and do some shopping. Our second and final cash mob for the year will be at

Shelia Lampe Chamber Musings 5:30 p.m. Wednesday. Come inside; it is supposed to be cold. There are several programs going on that evening. We will leave right at 5:30, so folks can shop and hurry to the next event. We had several men join us last time as we mobbed Classy Attic so don’t think

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Be local, buy local A genuine ‘feel-good’ story and invest in Iola This season’s front page visits with Iola retail merchants are the 2012 version of “be local, buy local— a smart way to live. Each one of the stories gives Register readers shopping tips for Christmas and for all of the rest of the days in the year. Iola’s stores have an amazing variety of high quality merchandise for sale. But the economist in me wants to make a stronger pitch for the benefits gained from dollars spent in Iola. When you spend $100 here at home — and, my, what a modest holiday budget that would be — about 75 percent of it stays in town. National studies show that every dollar spent locally turns over four times in the community. Spend a hundred dollars in Iola and it becomes a $400 boost right here. Spend $100 out of town and the muliplying takes place there. And, for exactly the same reason, Humboldt shoppers should shop Humboldt and the good people of Moran should spend dollars there, starting, perhaps, with top drawer meats and other good things to eat at Moran Locker. In today’s computer-dominated world, there will be those who never leave their homes to do their shopping. The Internet offers enticing purchases. All those Christmas catalogs invite us to buy over the phone or the ‘net. All it takes is a credit card and a few clicks on the keyboard. But the temptation should prompt second thoughts. Add the cost of shipping first and see if the purchase is still that inviting. Then remember how disappointed you were when the last shipment arrived and the contents were not at all what you expected. Those entrancing color photos often are the most attractive part of the merchandise offered.

Maybe the best reason to keep that credit card in the wallet is that on-line shopping is so quick and easy that it’s easy to over-do. Credit card balances carry a hefty interest rate. Yield to the temptation and those monthly additions to what was paid for stuff can become overwhelming. Be local and buy local means you have a chance to look carefully before you buy — to actually hold the item in your hand, feel the fabric, switch the gadget on and see if it works, before you buy. Be local, buy local and you will become aware of the real bargains you can find right here in Iola. Here’s another thought: How many people does Amazon employ locally? Zero. Iola workers pay taxes and because they do, they make it easier for the rest of the community to pay the cost of running the city with its utility systems, of keeping the streets in good shape, support the Bowlus Fine Arts Center, keep the public schools and Allen Community College high quality to help Iola’s youngsters meet their potential. The more taxpayers there are, the less each taxpayer must pay. But perhaps the very best reason of all to Be Local, Buy Local is to invest in the future of the community. The more support that Iolans give to Iola’s merchants, the more certain the future of those merchants becomes. Stores that aren’t patronized must close their doors. Those supported by the community expand their lines of merchanise, remodel to make their businesses more attractive and hire more clerks so they are able to offer better service. Be Local. Buy Local. Build Iola. Make it a better place for you and your family to live. Happy shopping.

Kaitlyn Smutz is an honest and caring young girl. No one is happier than Alex Gumfory, a senior at Iola High. Last month during a school

At Week’s End trip to Wichita, Gumfory dropped her wallet, unbeknown to her, on the bus. Later, she noticed it was missing and frantically searched through her room at home, and anywhere else she thought it might be. No luck. Meanwhile, the next morning Smutz, a fourth-grader at Jefferson Elementary, boarded the bus for a journey to Wichita, where she and other members of the school’s drumming circle, under tutelage of Karen Jesseph, were to perform at a Kansas Department of Education event. Along the way, when the bus driver applied its brakes, the wallet slid out from under Kaitlyn’s seat and hit her foot. Without hesitation, she handed the wallet to Jesseph, who found it belonged to Gumfory, who happens to be her cousin and daughter of Kelly Spears, of Diamond Daisy flower shop in downtown Iola. When the group got home, Jesseph carried the wallet to the flower shop, which was met with tears of appreciation from Spears and grandmother Jackie Smith. All realized that if someone with less integrity had found the wallet, Gumfory could have had a rough go. Not only did it contain her driver’s license, but also debit and credit cards and some cash. Kaitlyn, second oldest of eight children of Justin and Sara Smutz, Gas, never had any

White flag ready for GOP on tax deal WASHINGTON — Speaker John Boehner emerged from his weekly huddle with House Republicans on Wednesday morning to take his place behind a mahogany lectern in front of a brown backdrop. The dark tones provided ideal camouflage for the deeply tanned speaker — as though he were trying to vanish into the background. Who could blame him? Right now, he is hoping to lead his fractious GOP to an orderly surrender. The question is no longer whether Republicans will give on taxes; they already have. All that remains to be negotiated is how they will increase taxes, and whether they will do it before or after the government reaches the “fiscal cliff.” “I believe that it’s appropriate to put revenues on the table,” Boehner told reporters. “Now, the revenues we’re putting on the table are going to come from — guess who? — the rich.” Socialist! Redistributionist! Spreader of wealth! One of Boehner’s lieutenants, Pete Roskam of Illinois, stepped to the microphones, essentially pleading for the president to show mercy. “President Obama has an unbelievable opportunity to be a transformational president — that is, to bring the country together,” he said. “Or he can dissolve into zero-sum-game politics, where he wins and other people lose.” Those “other people” would be the House Republicans, because it is Obama who seems to be holding all the cards right now. A poll by the Pew Research Center found that 53 percent of Americans would blame Republicans for sending the nation off the cliff and only 27 percent would blame Obama. And Republicans didn’t

Dana Millbank The Washington Post help their cause by ending their workweek on Wednesday and going home. Earlier in the week, Boehner offered Obama an $800 billion tax increase with the blessing of Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan, the Republicans’ vice presidential nominee this year, and other House leaders. The speaker is trying to hold out for making those hikes come from lower deductions rather than higher rates, but the White House is feeling so confident that it dismissed Boehner’s offer out of hand. Obama Communications Director Dan Pfeiffer told Peter Baker of The New York Times that Obama “won’t sign a deal that doesn’t have higher rates for the wealthy. Until they cross that bridge, nothing else is relevant.” Republicans are looking for face-saving ways to retreat, such as allowing a tax increase to pass the House by voting “present” instead of “no.” Jeb Hensarling of Texas, the outgoing chairman of the House GOP conference, acknowledged Wednesday on CNN that “the president is going to get his revenue one way or the other.” As they prepare to accommodate Obama, Republican leaders have begun to crack down on hard-liners in their ranks who routinely defy compromise. On Monday, two dissidents were removed from the House Financial Services Committee and two from

the Budget Committee. Outside their meeting in the Capitol basement Wednesday morning, House Republicans were coming to grips with the inevitability of the tax increase. “We’re not looking at doomsday,” the GOP whip, Kevin McCarthy of California, assured CNN’s Dana Bash. Ryan, who signed off on the hike, left the session with a wave. “I’m not doing press,” he said. “I’m just saying ‘hi.’” Boehner emerged 17 minutes late and five minutes after his aides gave the camera crews a two-minute warning. “We made a good-faith offer,” he began, promising that “our targets and frameworks are things that we can all agree on.” A flustered McCarthy added his perspective. “The president now has to engage,” he said. “I think the sex” — he caught himself — “the next 72 hours are critical.” A few on the leadership team repeated the old platitudes about taxes. “An obsession to raise taxes is not going to solve the problem,” said Majority Leader Eric Cantor of Virginia. Cathy McMorris Rodgers of Washington state sounded the refrain that “Washington does not have a revenue problem.” But the bromides couldn’t conceal the fact that House GOP leaders, with little dissent from the rank and file, had already acquiesced on some form of a tax increase. “House Republicans are prepared to get to yes,” Roskam said. “House Republicans are not prepared to get to foolish, and it is foolish to reject President Obama’s own self-described architecture of $3 in spending cuts for every dollar in new revenue.” Coming from a bunch that liked to say they wouldn’t allow a dollar of new revenue even if it came

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Kaitlyn Smutz gets a hug from her music teacher, Karen Jesseph. xthoughts about doing any but the right thing, including finding the wallet’s owner as quickly as possible. She didn’t expect anything for being honest and upright, but did receive a stuffed animal and balloons from Gumfory and, when he heard the story, a coveted challenge coin from Allen County Sheriff Tom Williams. The story also brought accolades — and a few tears — from Kaitlyn’s bus driver, Steffen Centlivre, when she arrived for a

ride home from school after receiving Gumfory’s gift. Balloons aren’t allowed on buses, but Centlivre quickly gave his OK when he learned why Kaitlyn had them in tow. KAITLYN’S story shouldn’t be considered an anomaly. Although some fall off society’s wagon, the lion’s share of today’s kids are just like her, eager and willing to do the right thing anytime the opportunity presents itself.

‘Black boxes’ proposed for cars By JOAN LOWY Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) — Many motorists don’t know it, but it’s likely that every time they get behind the wheel, there’s a snitch along for the ride. In the next few days, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is expected to propose long-delayed regulations requiring auto manufacturers to include event data recorders — better known as “black boxes” — in all new cars and light trucks. But the agency is behind the curve. Automakers have been quietly tucking the devices, which automatically record the actions of drivers and the responses of their vehicles in a continuous information loop, into most new cars for years. When a car is involved in a crash or when its airbags deploy, inputs from the vehicle’s sensors during the 5 to 10 seconds before impact are automatically preserved. That’s usually enough to record things like how fast the car was traveling and whether the driver applied the brake, was steering erratically or had a seat belt on. The idea is to gather information that can help investigators determine the cause of accidents and lead to safer vehicles. But privacy advocates say government regulators and automakers are spreading an intrusive technology without first putting in place policies to prevent misuse of the information collected. Data collected by the recorders is increasingly showing up in lawsuits, criminal cases and high-profile accidents. Massachusetts Lt. Gov. Timothy Murray initially said that he wasn’t speeding and that he was wearing his seat belt when he crashed a government-owned car last year. But the Ford Crown Victoria’s data recorder told a different story: It showed the car was traveling more than 100 mph and Murray wasn’t belted in. In 2007, then-New Jersey Gov. Jon Corzine was seriously injured in the crash of an SUV

The idea is to gather information that can help investigators determine the cause of accidents and lead to safer vehicles. But privacy advocates say government regulators and automakers are spreading an intrusive technology without first putting in place policies to prevent misuse of the information collected. driven by a state trooper. Corzine was a passenger. The SUV’s recorder showed the vehicle was traveling 91 mph on a parkway where the speed limit was 65 mph, and Corzine didn’t have his seat belt on. There’s no opt-out. It’s extremely difficult for car owners to disable the recorders. Although some vehicle models have had recorders since the early 1990s, a federal requirement that automakers disclose their existence in owner’s manuals didn’t go into effect until three months ago. The traffic safety administration is also considering expanding the data requirement to include as many as 30 additional types of data such as whether the vehicle’s electronic stability control was engaged, the driver’s seat position or whether the front-seat passenger was belted in. Despite privacy complaints, the traffic safety administration so far hasn’t put any limits on how the information can be used. About a dozen states have some law regarding data recorders, but the rest do not. “Right now we’re in an environment where there are no rules, there are no limits, there are no consequences and there is no transparency,” said Lillie Coney, associate director of the Electronic Privacy Information Center, a privacy advocacy group. “Most people who are operating a motor vehicle have no idea this technology is integrated into their vehicle.”

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Fillies come up short in tourney finale By RICHARD LUKEN

BURLINGTON – Iola High Fillies head coach Becky Carlson sees flashes of improvement with her young basketball squad. “We just need some consistency,” she said. On Friday, the Fillies battled toe-to-toe against Anderson County in the third and final round of the Burlington Preseason Tournament. The score stood in Anderson County’s favor, 22-19, when the Lady Bulldogs rang up seven straight points down the stretch. Iola’s Lexy Long drained a 3-pointer in the final minute, but the Fillies could get no closer in a 29-22 loss. The defeat drops Iola to 0-4 on the season and 0-3 in the Burlington tournament. Despite the loss, Carlson left the Burlington Middle School gymnasium encouraged. “We were more active on defense than we have been,” Carlson said, “and our 1-3-1 zone worked well.” Carlson also lauded the work of bench players Addie Haar, Reagan Ford and Long. “Reagan stepped up for us and did a good job,” Carlson said. “Lexie gave us a spark and Addie did a good job of getting around inside and drawing fouls.” Both squad struggled on offense in the early going. Labby Shay’s putback with 6:51

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Iola High’s Lexie Long, center, weaves her way through Anderson County High defenders Macy Adams, left, and Paige Scheckel Friday. Long scored six points for the Fillies in the 29-22 loss. left in the first quarter was the only field goal either squad could muster in the game’s first 9½ minutes. Anderson County was without

a field goal until Amanda Moody drained a short jumper early in the second quarter. The basket triggered a six-point run, giving Anderson County an 8-3 lead.


Ford scored twice in the final minutes of the half to cut the gap to 8-7, then Jo Lohman’s bucket SEE FILLIES | B2

YC boys double their pleasure Yates Center High’s boys doubled-up on wins for Thursday and Friday in their preseason tournament at home, topping Altoona-Midway first, then Cherryvale. For Thursday’s victory, the Wildcats came out strong in the second half after holding a close match in the first, edging out the 66-49 win. The Wildcats 35-33 over the Jets at halftime. They came out with a 21-11 third quarter spurt to seize control. Cameron Brown led the way with 24 point performance, along with Caleb DeNoon with 18. In Friday night’s victory for Yates Center High over Cherryvale, the conclusion came down to the wire, ending in a 73-72 nail-biting finish. The first quarter started close and would set the tone for the entire game. The Chargers led 20-19 after one quarter before Yates Center took the upper hand at halftime, 44-41. SEE YC | B3

Chanute holds off Mustang rally By RICHARD LUKEN

BURLINGTON — Stop us if you’ve heard this before. On Friday, the Iola High Mustangs struggled mightily in the early going, the third such occurrence in four games in the young 2012-13 season. Iola was sluggish on offense and defense as Chanute High blasted its way to a 19-4 lead. “I was happy with how we put ourselves in position to come back, but it’s hard to come all the way back from 15 down,” Mustang head coach Bill Peeper said. “We’re just killing ourselves by coming out not ready to play.” Iola got no closer than four points down the stretch in a 50-42 defeat. The loss comes in the fifthplace contest of Burlington’s preseason tournament. Iola went 1-2 in tournament play and stands at 1-3 overall. “I don’t know how it happens,” Peeper said. “I thought we fixed this last time out (in a win over Louisburg.) Tonight was a step backward for us.” Iola held a 2-0 lead before Chanute’s Caleb Dietsch drained a 3-pointer for the Blue Comets to trigger a 10-0 spurt. The Mustangs’ Tyler Powelson stopped the run with an inside basket. Chanute responded with another nine-point flurry in the final 1:41 of the period. Iola’s Tyler McIntosh scored to start the second quarter, followed

Register/Richard Luken

Humboldt High’s Hunter Murrow (4) is sandwiched between Crest High defenders Brock Ellis (33) and Jesse Boone Thursday.

Humboldt downs Lancers By RICHARD LUKEN

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Chanute High’s Derek Sharp (32) attempts to corral a loose basketball in front of Iola High’s Tyler McIntosh Friday. in short order by two Powelson buckets to close the gap to 19-10. The lead was 21-10 when Powelson scored again, followed by a field goal by Andrew Kauth to cut the gap to seven.

Lady Cubs down Crest HUMBOLDT — While both teams’ defenses had their moments Thursday evening, Humboldt High’s defense was particularly stifling from start to finish. “Our defense would stop them on 10 straight possessions, then we’d give up points on 10 straight possessions,” Crest High Lady Lancers coach Ben Vaughn said. The Humboldt girls pushed together several key runs to grab their first win of the season, 55-30. The victory came in the second round of Humboldt’s preseason tournament. Both teams also played Friday, but results were not immediately available by press time. “I was very proud of our defense,” Lady Cub head coach Sherri Nelson said. “We got the players where they needed to be.” Whitney Strack played the piv-

otal role in a second-quarter flurry that turned a 10-8 lead into a 2516 advantage at halftime. Strack provided several steals and drives to the basket that resulted in several free throw attempts. When Strack wasn’t making noise, Sheri Middleton was at times dominating the middle by swatting away field goal attempts inside or altering passes across the lane. Middleton scored four in the quarter. Megan Hudlin drained a pivotal 3-pointer as well. The Lady Cub defense clamped down in the third period as HumSEE LADY CUBS | B2

Crest High’s Emmalee Seabolt (24) pressures Humboldt High’s Sheri Middleton (10) Thursday.

Register/Richard Luken

But the momentum was snuffed when Dietsch hit from 3-point range at the halftime buzzer to push the Chanute lead back into SEE MUSTANGS | B2

HUMBOLDT – Athough the basket seemingly had an invisible lid preventing outside jumpers, free throws and occasional layups from dropping, Thursday’s matchup between two of the area’s most highly regarded basketball teams lived up to its billing, and then some. It wasn’t until Crest High’s Brock Ellis’ desperation 3-pointer from near midcourt came tantalizingly close to falling –

the shot had the right distance, but was a tad to the left – that Humboldt High came away with a 43-40 win over the Lancers. The victory came in the second round of Humboldt’s preseason tournament. Both schools completed tournament play Friday night, Humboldt routed Erie 51-17. Crest defeated Uniontown. “This was the type of game that had either of us not played well, the other team was going SEE HUMBOLDT | B3

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IMS squads fall to Pittsburg Iola Middle School’s teams came up short on the scoreboard but showed plenty of hustle and effort in their home contests Thursday against Pittsburg. The eighth-graders were even with Pittsburg “for all but about 45 seconds in the second quarter,” Ponies coach Marty Taylor said. That discrepancy was enough for Pittsburg to take a small lead, maintaining that advantage the rest of the game in a 28-21 victory. Iola led 10-8 after one quarter before Pittsburg crept in front 16-14 at halftime. The Purple Dragons pushed their lead to 23-17 after three quarters. Toni Macha led Iola with eight points and four rebounds, followed by Lexi Heslop with seven points and five rebounds. Sydney Wade had six points and two boards. “I just can’t say enough about how hard the girls play,” Taylor said. “Pittsburg is a very good basketball team.” The Pony seventh-graders were nip and tuck with Pittsburg for three quarters before the Purple

Sports Calendar Iola High School Basketball Tuesday vs. FREDONIA, 6 p.m. JV Basketball Today at Fort Scott Tournament, 9 a.m. High School Wrestling Today at Anderson Co. Invitational, 9 a.m. Today at Coffeyville Invitational (JV) Thursday at Erie, 5:30 p.m. Middle School Basketball Today IMS Invitational, 9 a.m. Monday 7th, 8th girls vs. PARSONS, 3:30 p.m.

Marmaton Valley Basketball Tuesday vs. JAYHAWKLINN


* Mustangs Continued from B1

Iola Middle School’s Karly McGuffin, left, puts up a shot in an earlier home game. McGuffin scored four points for the IMS seventh-graders in a loss to Pittsburg. Dragons closed the game with an 11-3 run in a 29-22 victory. Iola led 4-2 after one quarter and 13-8 at halftime. Pittsburg closed the gap to 19-18 after the third period. “These girls have improved so much from day one,” Taylor said, “but we need to take the next step and beat a good basketball team.” Colbi Riley scored 12 points to lead the IMS seventh-graders, followed by Eliza Hale and Karly

McGuffin with four points each and Katie Bauer with two. “Our effort was great tonight, but a two-minute stretch in the third quarter hurt us. Colbi was aggressive and got some shots to fall.” Pittsburg triumphed in the B team contest 16-3. Carley Cescon scored two points for Iola. Kayla Underwood had one. The Pony eighth-graders host the IMS Winter Classic this morning.

double digits, 24-14. The Blue Comet advantage yo-yoed between 11 and 15 points throughout the third quarter until Iola’s Levi Ashmore hit a buzzer-beater of his own to cut the gap to eight, 3527. The lead swelled back to double digits at 42-32 before Iola’s final real salvo of the night. Powelson converted a three-point play with 5:05 left in the game. Two Dietsch free throws were countered by another Powelson bucket with 3:25 left. The teams traded missed baskets and turnovers on their next two possessions before Mason Coons hit a 3-pointer for the Mustangs to cut the gap to 44-40. Chanute’s Derek Sharp scored before Iola came up empty on its next two possessions. Two Sharp free throws put the game out of reach. Powelson led Iola with 15 points, 11 rebounds, four steals and three blocks. Ashmore added eight points and two assists, while Coons had six boards. Trent Latta had five steals for the Mustangs. “I don’t think our slow start had anything to do with tired legs,” Peeper said. “I think it had a lot to do with leadership. Other teams aren’t going to lay down and let us do what we want. We have to take it.” Brock Gilmore paced the Blue Comets with 18

Register/Richard Luken

Iola High’s Emma Piazza looks for room to maneuver against an Anderson County defender Friday.

* Fillies Continued from B1

gave Iola a 9-8 lead early in the third quarter — Iola’s first post-halftime lead of the season. Anderson County promptly responded with a 10-0 run over the next four minutes to lead 18-9. Iola’s Kyra Moore scored at the 3:07 mark of the period, followed by a 3-pointer with Long to close the gap to 18-14. Haar exerted herself

early in the fourth quarter, scoring a bucket before hitting 1 of 2 free throws to close the gap to 22-19 with 5:13 left in the game. But Anderson County clamped down on defense from there, holding Iola scoreless until Long’s final trey. Long had six points to lead Iola, followed by Ford with four. Jaime Mersman scored nine points — all in the second half — to lead Ander-

son County. Iola resumes regular season action Tuesday at home against Friday.

Iola (3-4-7-8—22) Anderson Co. (2-6-12-9—29) Iola (FG/3pt-FT-F-TP): Piazza 0-0-2-0, Shay 1-0-1-2, Endicott 0-04-0, Driskel 0-1-0-1, Long 0/2-0-1-6, Moore 1-0-1-2, Ford 2-0-1-4, Haar 1-1-0-3. TOTALS: 7/2-2-10-22. Anderson Co. (FG-FT-F-TP): Prater 1-0-0-2, Stevenson 2-0-3-4, Adams 1-0-2-2, McCullough 0-01-0, Yoder 0-0-1-0, Ratliff 2-0-3-4, Moody 0-2-2-4, Scheckel 1-2-2-4, Mersman 4-0-3-8. TOTALS: 13-317-29.


Basketball Tuesday at Humboldt Friday vs. EUREKA

Southern Coffey Co. Basketball Tuesday vs. MADISON Friday at Lebo

Allen Basketball Today HESSTON, women 2 p.m., men 4

points. Dietsch scored 13. In other tournament action Friday, Louisburg defeated Baldwin 50-41 to win the tournament championship. Burlington knocked off Anderson County 80-73 in the thirdplace game. Iola returns to action Tuesday in its home-opener against Fredonia.

Iola (4-10-13-13—42) Chanute (18-5-11-15—50) Iola (FG/3pt-FT-F-TP): Latta 2-2-3-6, Ashmore 1/2-0-1-8, Coons 1/1-0-2-5, McIntosh 1-20-4, Macha 1-0-1-2, Kauth 1-0-02, Powelson 7-1-2-15. TOTALS: 14/3-5-12-42. Chanute (FG/3pt-FT-F-TP): Fairchild 0-0-3-0, Martin 2-0-0-4, Gilmore 7-4-Richards 0-2-2-2, Dietsch 2/2-3-2-13, Sharp 4-2-1-10, Ellis 1-1-2-3. TOTALS: 16/2-1250.

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Iola High’s Adam Kauth (32) goes up for a shot Friday between Chanute defenders Derek Sharp (32) and Brock Gilmore (5).

Humboldt High’s Megan Hudlin (15) puts up a shot Friday against Erie High.

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boldt put the game out of reach with a 13-3 run. Bre Kline took over the scoring duties in the second half, scoring 13 of her game-high 15 points in the third and fourth quarters. Strack chipped in with 10 points and three steals, although Nelson said she had a hand in several other deflections that wound up as steals for teammates. Middleton followed with eight points, six rebounds and four blocks. Kline and Delaney Umholtz also had three steals. Brytton Strickler, Kur-

ston Gilliland and Madison Kellar each scored seven points to lead Crest. Madison Covey added six. Humboldt resumes play at home Tuesday against Yates Center. Crest heads to Pleasanton Tuesday. Crest (8-8-3-11—30) Humboldt (10-15-13-17—55) Crest (FG/3pt-FT-F-TP): Covey 2-2-4-6, Strickler 2-3-1-7, Sherman 0-0-1-0, Gilliland 3-1-47, LaCross 1-0-5-2, Seabolt 0-14-1, Kellar 1/1-2-4-7, Sedlak 0-02-0. TOTALS: 9/1-9-25-30. Humboldt (FG/3pt-FT-F-TP): Kline 4/1-4-4-15, Middleton 3-2-28, Maxton 0-1-4-1, Riebel 1-0-1-2, Hudlin 1/1-0-4-5, English 0-0-1-0, Beeman 0/1-0-0-3, Strack 4-22-10, Wilson 0/1-0-2-4, Menzie 2-0-2-4, Umholtz 0-0-1-0, Morris

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Court reports DISTRICT COURT Judge Daniel Creitz Civil cases filed:

CitiMortgage Inc. vs. Brad E. Vyhlidal, et al, mortgage foreclosure. Piqua State Bank vs. Britton C. Klotz, et al, mortgage foreclosure. Roger A. Jones vs. Guy Young, contract. Community National Bank and Trust vs. Diebolt Lumber and Supply, et al, mortgage foreclosure. John W. Hughes vs. Helen I. Leckrone, protection from stalking. Crystal Haynes vs. Helen I. Leckrone, protection from stalking. Rebecca J. Chapman vs. Johnathon Burris, protection from abuse. Morgan L. Dewey vs. Pietro Short, protection from abuse. State of Kansas vs. Marita R. Lehman, non-divorce visitation, custody. State of Kansas vs. Levi K. Martin, non-divorce visitation, custody. State of Kansas vs. Misty Dewey, non-divorce visitation, custody. State of Kansas vs. Amber D. Gray, et al, paternity. State of Kansas vs. Annie J. Henry, non-divorce visitation, custody. State of Kansas vs. Robert Vargas Jr., non-divorce visitation, custody.

MAGISTRATE COURT Judge Thomas Saxton Convicted of speeding or other violations with fines assessed:

Laron L. Mitchell, Kansas City, transporting an open container, 30 days jail suspended for six months probation, $523. Judith Pace, LaHarpe, maintaining a public nuisance, 30 days jail suspended for six months probation, $535. Lisa N. Deweese, Chanute, disorderly conduct, 14 days jail suspended for six months probation, $485. Robert C. McDown, LaHarpe, no hunting license, authority over wildlife and recreation resources, $323. Noe Bernal-Gutierrez, Kansas City, transporting an open container, $798. Darren L. McChesney, Overland Park, 81/65, $179. Robert J. Eschman, Tulsa, 78/65, $161. Terry W. Friend, Iola, 47/35, $155. Tyler D. Forrest, Osawatomie, 75/65, $143. Steven R. Chasteen, Lawrence, 80/65, $173. James L. Logan, Louisburg, 75/65, $143. Scott M. Danielson, Fort Collins, Colo., 65/55, $143. Jerri L. Ellis, Humboldt, 65/55, $224. Chay Her, Olathe, 80/65, $173. Brian K. Bilyeu, Chesterfield, Mo., 75/65, $143. Eduardo B. Barraza, El Paso, Texas, improper uturn, $173. Nyala P. Bulock, Kansas City, 89/65, $221. Charles M. Tonkin, Shawnee, 80/65, $198. Rachel A. Pryor, Fort Worth, Texas, 78/65, $161. Jimmy H. Murr, Olathe, 76/65, $149. Maureo M. Wilson, Collinsville, Okla., 94/65, $284. Justin R. Shields, Le Roy, 90/55, $368. Jordan L. Trimble, Platte City, Mo., 75/65, $168. Todd C. Granere, Iola, 47/35, $155. Stephen J. Thannickal, Broken Arrow, Okla.,

75/65, $143. Ricky D. Ridout, Humboldt, 75/65, $143. Benjamin R. Johnson, Vian, Okla., 76/65, $149. Joseph. F. Amir, Shawnee, 75/65, $143. Rebecca R. Armstrong, Owasso, Okla., 75/65, $143. Casey Kidwell, LaHarpe, failure to yield, $173. Brianna E. Jett, Iola, traffic control signals, driving without a license, $293. Cody Sanford, Kincaid, 74/55, $197. Kevin W. Janke, Tulsa, 75/65, motor carrier safety and regulations, $258. Taylor J. Serpan, Olathe, driving on left in no-passing zone, $173. Tiffany L. Peacock, Chanute, following another vehicle too closely, $173. Lacy J. Jack, Tulsa, 78/65, $161. Michael R. Moore, Shawnee, 77/65, $155. Cody A. Lunsford, Fort Scott, 75/65, $143. Robert C. Coble, Savonburg, disturbing a public meeting, 10 days jail suspended for six months probation, $360. Ezra W. Bartlett, Humboldt, transporting an open container, 14 days jail suspended for six months probation, $485. Patricia A. Hickman, LaHarpe, disorderly conduct, 30 days jail suspended for six months probation, $535. Deborah Smail, Iola, official traffic control devices, $173. Convicted of no seat belt and fined $10:

Ramon Ballin, Chanute.

Diversion agreements with fines assessed:

Tanner E. Lee, Iola, driving under the influence, failure to submit a preliminary breath test, alcohol/drug evaluation, $1,560. Gabriel P. Swope, Iola, purchase and consumption of liquor by a minor, $610. Shane M. Sicka, Humboldt, giving a worthless check, $270. Christol L. Lind, Iola, driving under the influence, drug/alcohol evaluation, $1,273. Christopher S. Keidel, Humboldt, driving under the influence, drug/

alcohol evaluation, $1,098. Barbara Gregg, Yates Center, giving a worthless check, $270. Leo D. Conn, Independence, transporting an open container, $510. Dustin J. Hicks, Elsmore, driving under the influence, drug/alcohol evaluation, $1,273. Monica Fraker, Moran, transporting an open container, $388.

Failing to appear:

Sara E. Adams, Gas City, permitting unauthorized person to drive, notice of change of address or name.

Criminal cases filed:

John R. Hill, Iola, driving under the influence, furnishing alcohol to a minor, no liability insurance, operating without a valid license. Civil contract cases filed:

Johnson Law Office vs. Eduardo Bautista Jr., contract. Capital One Bank vs. Shawn O. Winner, debt collection. Blackshine, LLC vs. Sean A. Cullison, contract.

Small claims filed:

D&D Propane Inc. vs. Joey Marshall, et al. Diebolt Lumber and Supply Inc. vs. Klotz Rentals. D&D Propane Inc. vs. Raven Jansen. D&D Propane Inc. vs. Merle E. Laver Jr. D&D Propane Inc. vs. Lisa J. Johnson. Howard A. Dillow vs. Velma Morgan. Howard A. Dillow vs. Jeremy Trester. IOLA MUNICIPAL COURT Judge Thomas Saxton Convicted of speeding of other violations with fines assessed:

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probation, $180. Kayla N. Blackburn, Iola, driving in violation of restrictions, license suspended, $180. Dylan C. Blanchard, Humboldt, no seat belt, $10. Matthew D. Bycroft, Gas City, 40/30, $140. Chase L. Dillon, St. James, Mo., theft, 30 days jail suspended for six months probation, purchase and consumption of liquor by a minor, $600. Autumn L. Douglas, Toronto, Kan., no seat belt, $10. Stephanie D. Garber, Iola, no seat belt, $10. Samantha J. Genoble, Iola, no liability insurance, $410. Wendy D. George, no seat belt, $10. Ivan P. Goins, Iola, 46/35, $146. Lisa L. Griffith, Neosho Falls, 40/35, $140. Christina N. Hedstrom, Iola, driving with suspended license, no seat belt, no liability insurance, child safety restraints, five days jail suspended for six months probation, $640. Lauren E. Heslop, Iola, criminal trespassing, 30 days jail suspended for 12 months probation, $300. Garrett A. Hess, Iola, obstructing legal process, criminal damage to property, disorderly conduct, purchase and consumption of liquor by a minor, $300. Luke J. Hopkins, Iola, 44/35, $140. Marla S. Hough, Bronson, 45/35, $140. Amber L. Hudson, Chanute, theft, 30 days jail suspended for six months probation, $300. Kristen A. Jenkins, Parker, Colo., 45/35, $140. Mary M. Joseph, Iola, 55/45, $140. Michael R. Kaufman, Humboldt, no seat belt, $10. Richard E. Keeler, Gas City, violate protective order, disorderly conduct, 30 days jail suspended for 12 months probation, $300. Kimberly A. Knavel, LaHa-

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Wed., Dec. 12, 2012 • 9:30 a.m. 209 N. Fry, Yates Center, KS Real Estate Auction • 11 a.m.

Huge commercial building (286’ x 80’) warehouse/manufacturing building with attached 30 x 50 office building. Also a 101’ x 20’ open sided storage building. All located on 4.5 acres on the north side of Yates Center, KS.

06 Dodge 3500 Cummins turbo-diesel dually 4-door- 216,700 milesheavy duty oilfield utility bed; ‘05 Chevy 2500 4x4- 243,000 miles; ‘98 Chevy 3500 dually 454 5-speed B&W FB-solid truck; ‘91 F350 diesel 4x4 Tulsa-style wenchbed w/Ramsey wench; 19?? Chevy 3500 gas dually- welding bedcattleguard; 88 Chevy Cummins diesel truckLeland bed- Ramsey winch- 268,000 miles; 85 F350 XL diesel Tulsastyle wenchbed w/ Ramsey wench; ‘83 KW CO truck -235,000 miles; ‘85 Frtlnr. w/ 3306 Cat diesel water truck w/3” pump; ‘99 Int. 4700 DT466E Int motor 5 speed w/ Tulsa 23L wench and bed, sharp truck; ‘97 Volvo w/’08 Semco pulling unit good rubber -135,000 miles30000# single line pull, Lift height 52’, will pull doubles -3000ft sand line- double drum; 1979 Int. Paystar 5000 truck w/Chicago pneumatic 700 airdrill rig deep hole kit- 70000# pull back - 3306 Cat deck engine, top head drive, rod carousel. Heavy Equipment: Weber 5000lb rough terrain forklift; Hyster 40LP forklift-needs repair; JCB 930 diesel 6000lb forklift; Case 580 backhoe/loader w/ side boom runs-needs hydraulic work; Case 580 Super L backhoe/loader w/cab, 6200 hrs; Ditchwitch RT40 backhoe/trencher-891 hrs- good working condition; Cat D6M XL high-track lgp dozer 6-way blade w/ ripper and winch- 8063 hrs- freshly, rebuilt engine- records available-70%+ undercarriage; D4 Cat dozer -ropes canopy -lgp high track- runs & operatesgood- 50% undercarriage, 5027 hrs- 6-way blade; Cat 287B Skidsteer- rubber track-w/cab and air; Very Good 11000 lb fork lift,11,000 hrs, propane; MACK semi watertruck w- 3” pump; 35 tonLowboy doser trailer; Vermeer Trencher for parts; Trailers and Truck Beds: ‘92 S&H 8x26’ enclosed cargo trailer high, sidedextended roof; JJN GN 20’ FB trailer w/fold down ramps; 2000 Titan GN FB 8’x20’ trailer w/4’ dovetail fold-up ramps- tandem duels10,000lb axles; 30’ pipe trailer- bumper hitch; Yard pipe trailers; Leland truck bed w/Tulsa wench & 5th wheel plate; 8’ Teague utility truck bed. Many more items too numerous to mention.

Owner: BC Steel

Terms: Cash or approved check. Not responsible for accidents or theft. For real estate information prior to sale date contact: Thompson Realty, 15 N. State St. ~ Iola, KS 66749. Auctioneer: Kent Thompson, Broker Charly Cummings, Sales Associate Office: 620-365-3197, Mobile: 620-496-7200 E-Mail:

CC Auctions Auctioneers: Charly Cummings - 620-496-7108

BC Steel Real Estate Auction•Tuesday, Dec. 11, 12 - 10 a.m.•Burden, KS

PUBLIC AUCTION At the Fire Station in down town Westphalia, KS

Sat., Dec. 15, 2012 • 10 a.m.

Because of the death of my husband Don Drum, I have sold the farm and moved to The Meadows and will sell our liftime accumulation. 2004 Chevy Silverado Z71 ext cab pkup, 51K actual mi.; 1991 John Deere 2755 tractor (C-A-H) Sells w/JD 245 Ldr,nice; 3 pt equipment; 12 ft BushHog hvy disk; Poulan hydrostrat riding mower, 2 yrs old; near new Poulan chain saw; lots of old books & paper items; coins; guns; old German army helmet; old US army knives; old sword; good clean furniture & household items; collectible glassware; antique marble top dresser; dinning table & buffet; Aladdin glass lamp; lots of other antiques & collectible; stockyards bullet pencils; Old DeLaval sign; Old Lucky Strike tin sign; lots of misc tools; saddle and tack. Complete sale bill at

Mary A. Drum, Owner

TERMS: Cash or good check. Not responsible for accidents or loss. Announcements made sale day take precedence over printed advertising.

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Think Inside The Box Since 1923, our products have played a unique role in making some of life’s special moments even sweeter. Our Iola, KS facility has the following position available:

PRODUCTION SUPERVISOR In this fast-paced environment, the successful candidate will have a progressive track record of managing people in a food processing or related facility. Strong leadership skills & the ability to communicate with all levels in a hands-on environment are required. HS Diploma & 3 yrs. supervisory exp. is required. Russell Stover offers a competitive salary & benefits pkg. including medical, dental, vision, 401K. Please send your resume with salary history to:

Russell Stover Candies Attn: Human Resources 1995 Marshmallow Ln. Iola, KS 66749

Individuals expressing interest in this position must meet the minimum position qualifications, as defined by the Company, in order to be considered an applicant for employment opportunity. EOE SEK-CAP

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The SEK Multi-County Health Department that services Woodson, Bourbon, Anderson, and Allen counties has POSITIONS AVAILABLE for a CFO & CNO. Job descriptions are available at the health departments. Please send resumes before December 31st to: SEK Multi-County Health, 318 East

KAWASAKI 360 PRAIRIE, 4x4, 4-wheeler, 620-363-0856.

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IOLA MINI-STORAGE 323 N. Jefferson Call 620-365-3178 or 365-6163 STORAGE & RV OF IOLA WEST HIGHWAY 54, 620-365-2200. Regular/Boat/RV storage, LP gas, fenced, supervised, SUPERIOR BUILDERS. New Buildings, Remodeling, Concrete, Painting and All Your Carpenter Needs, including replacement windows and vinyl siding. 620-365-6684


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ADJUNCT INSTRUCTOR NEEDED to teach Dreamweaver and Flash classes at Allen Community College for the 2013 semester on the Iola Campus. Classes are offered on Monday, Wednesday, and Fridays from 11a.m. to 1p.m. Master’s degree with at least 18 graduate hours in Computer Science or a related discipline preferred. Review of applications will begin immediately. Come be a part of our great team! Send letter of interest, resume, unofficial college transcripts and three professional references to: Personnel Office, Allen Community College, 1801 N. Cottonwood, Iola, KS 66749. Fax to 620-365-7406, email: Equal Opportunity Employer. PART-TIME WAIT STAFF, BARTENDER, KITCHEN HELP, call Cindy 620-228-2818. FFX, Inc., Fredonia, KS, is expanding our fleet in your area. If you are looking for: home every 2 weeks or more, locally/family owned, top wages, excellent customer base. Requires 2 year experience, CDL Class A license. Call 866-681-2141 or 620-378-3304.

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Windsor Place is taking applications for a PART-TIME DIETARY AIDE. Apply at 600 E. Garfield, Iola. Ask for Andrea Rogers, Dietary Manager. EOE

QUALITY AND AFFORDABLE HOMES available for rent now,

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Child Care Day care now has openings, Jefferson District, Cindy Troxel 620365-2204.

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Straw $3.00 bale or $4.00 delivered. David Tidd 620-380-1259.

Merchandise for Sale BOBWHITE QUAIL 620-939-4346. SEWING MACHINE SERVICE Over 40 years experience! House calls! Guaranteed! 620-473-2408 JOHN DEERE 145 RIDING MOWER, 22hp, automatic transmission, 48” cut, 159 hours, $1,100 OBO, 620-365-5199 HARMONY HEALTH NATURE’S SUNSHINE DIST. 309 W. Lincoln IOLA 620-365-0051 M-W-F Noon-5:30, Sat. Noon-2 HOLIDAY SPECIALS December/January Member/Senior Discounts 20% Discount New Customers Every purchase earns a chance for free gift on Fridays. AMERICAN HARVEST PELLET STOVE, in very nice condition, 620-363-0856.



610 N. COTTONWOOD, 1 BEDROOM, $250 monthly, $250 deposit, no pets, 620-365-0090. 616 N. FIRST, 3 BEDROOM, $650 monthly plus deposit, 620-3630563. IOLA, 818 GARFIELD RD. N., 3 BEDROOM, CH/CA, appliances, large backyard, single attached garage w/auto opener, $795 monthly, 620-496-6161 or 620-496-2222. 205 S. CHESTNUT, 2 BEDROOM HOUSE, 913-592-3885. New Duplex, 2 Bedroom, CA/H, garage, appliances. Ready Now! Taking applications. 620-228-2331.

Real Estate for Sale Allen County Realty Inc. 620-365-3178 John Brocker ........... 620-365-6892 Carolynn Krohn ....... 620-365-9379 Jim Hinson .............. 620-365-5609 Jack Franklin ........... 620-365-5764 Brian Coltrane.......... 620-496-5424 Dewey Stotler............620-363-2491 624 N. ELM, 3 BEDROOM, 2 bath, large living room, attached garage, 620-365-0468. LOT FOR SALE, formerly 1102 East St., located on corner of 4th and East St., has all utilities, house still on it but coming down, $7500 OBO, call Rodney 620-228-1816 or Rick 620-228-2210.

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CAIRO (AP) — The Egyptian army deployed tanks and gave both supporters and opponents of Mohammed Morsi a deadline to leave the area outside the presidential palace Thursday following fierce street battles that left five people dead and more than 600 injured in the worst outbreak of violence between the two sides since the Islamist leader’s election. The intensity of the overnight violence, with Morsi’s Islamist backers and largely secular protesters lobbing firebombs and rocks at each other, signaled a possible turning point in the 2-week-old crisis over the president’s assumption of near-absolute powers and the hurried adoption of a draft constitution. Opposition activists defiantly called for another protest outside the palace later Thursday, raising the specter of more bloodshed as neither side showed willingness to back down. But the army’s Republican Guard, an elite unit assigned to protect the president and his palaces, gave protesters on both sides until 3 p.m. (1300 GMT, 8 a.m. EDT) to clear the vicinity, according to an official statement. The statement also announced a ban on protests outside any of the nation’s presidential palaces. Morsi was in the palace Thursday conducting business as usual, according to a presidential official who spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to address the media. Egypt has seen sporadic clashes throughout nearly two years of political turmoil after the ouster of autocratic leader Hosni Mubarak. But Wednesday’s street battles were the worst between Morsi’s supporters and followers and came after an implicit call by the Muslim Brotherhood for its members to go to the palace and evict anti-Morsi protesters who had camped out there. Unlike Mubarak, Morsi was elected in June after a narrow victory in Egypt’s first free presidential elections, but many activists who supported him have jumped to the opposition after he issued decrees on Nov. 22 that put him above oversight and a draft charter was later rushed through by his Islamist allies despite a walkout by Christian and liberal factions. Compounding Morsi’s woes, four of his advisers resigned Wednesday, joining two other members of his 17-member advisory panel who have abandoned him since the crisis began. Six tanks and two armored vehicles belonging to the Republican Guard, an elite unit tasked with protecting the president and his palaces, were stationed Thursday morning at roads leading to the palace in the upscale Cairo district of Heliopolis. The guard’s commander, Maj. Gen. Mohammed Zaki, sought to assure Egyptians that his forces were not taking sides.

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Stopping symptoms of GERD does not signal cure Dear Drs. Donohue and Roach: I have been diagnosed with GERD and Barrett’s esophagus. My doctor put me on 20 milligrams of omeprazole once daily, and it seemed to work well. I read about the bone problems with omeprazole and stopped taking it because I also take phenytoin (Dilantin), and I have a balance problem: My fear is that I could fall and break a bone. I started using aloe extract. I take it twice daily, and it works great. I have had no problems with my GERD since I started taking the aloe. I told my doctor about this, and he did not seem too happy with me for stopping the omeprazole. I would appreciate your opinion about this problem. — R.G. Answer: GERD, gastroesophageal reflux disease, is a condition in which stomach acid goes up into the esophagus, the muscular tube that carries food from the mouth to the stomach. Acid doesn’t belong in the esophagus, so it can cause sensations of

Dr. Keith Roach

Dr. Paul Donohue

To Your Good Health

To Your Good Health

burning, or can bring about a cough in some people. Many people have no symptoms. A few people, after years of acid going up into the esophagus, will develop Barrett’s esophagus — the lining of the esophagus starts to look like stomach lining. This puts the esophagus at higher risk of developing adenocarcinoma, a type of cancer. Researchers believe, but haven’t proven, that reducing the acid in the esophagus can prevent cancer. Studies have proven that the abnormal lining of the esophagus can start to return to normal with high doses of medicines like omeprazole, so it makes sense that omeprazole can prevent cancer in those cases.

Unfortunately, stopping symptoms doesn’t always mean that the lining is returning to normal. Even though the aloe may be helping your symptoms, there is no guarantee that it is helping to stop the Barrett’s esophagus and protect you against esophageal cancer. I suspect that is why your physician seemed unhappy. You are quite right that both phenytoin and omeprazole can affect the bones and make them more likely to fracture. But I would recommend asking your physician to test your bones for fracture risk before you stop these medicines, since they are both doing very important jobs.

Dear Drs. Donohue and Roach: Can you please address Moyamoya disease? My husband’s cousin was recently diagnosed with it following a stroke and is undergoing surgery. We heard that there may be a genetic component to the disease through the mother. Is this true? What are the cousin’s chances for a full recovery? — K.O’C. Answer: Moyamoya disease, despite its odd-sounding name (Japanese for “puff of smoke”), is a serious disease involving blockages of the major blood vessels in the base of the brain, called the circle of Willis. It is most prevalent in Japan but is rarely found in this country. Only about 10 percent of Moyamoya is familial, and the genetics are not related to gender, even though the condition is a bit more common in women. Surgical treatment for this condition is designed to increase blood flow to the affected part of the brain. In expert hands, the results can be very good.

Battery won’t be drained by radio Dear Tom and Ray: My 16-year-old son drives a 2008 Honda CR-V. He wants to play the car’s radio while the engine is off. He wants to sit in the car with the radio on while he is killing time, or while waiting for me while I am in the store. I have told him it’s not a good idea, since it could kill the battery. He doesn't believe me, since his friends supposedly listen to the radios in their cars without the engines running. He says they do it “all the time” — listening from 10 minutes to half an hour — and have “never” had a problem with killing the battery. What’s your opinion? Can you resolve

this standoff ? — Sarah Tom: Is it his car? If it is, what do you care? If he kills his battery, you can refuse to give him a jumpstart until he writes “I will always listen to my sainted mother” 1,000 times. Ray: Of course, if it's your car he's driving, then I understand why you're concerned. But you really don't need to be. Tom: The radio uses a very small amount of current — maybe a couple of amps. That's not enough to kill a battery that's in good condition. Not even close. So, as long as the battery is sound, he can play the radio for an hour or two at a time

Public notice (First published in The Iola Register, December 8, 2012) IN THE DISTRICT COURT OF ALLEN COUNTY, KANSAS IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE OF: CASE NO. 2012-PR-45 Geraldine C. Lacy, DECEASED NOTICE OF HEARING THE STATE OF KANSAS TO ALL PERSONS CONCERNED: You are hereby notified that on November, 28, 2012, a Petition was filed in this Court by L.C. Lacy praying that descent be determined of the following real estate situate in Allen County, Kansas: Lot 9, 10, 11, 12, Block 115, City of Iola, and Lot 2, Block 115, Original Townsite, City of Iola, and Lot Number Three (3), Block Number One Hundred Fifteen (115), City of Iola, and all personal property and other Kansas real estate owned by decedent at the time of death; and that such property and all personal property and other Kansas real estate owned by the decedent at the time of death be assigned to the persons entitled thereto.


You are hereby required to file your written defenses thereto on or before January 2, 2013 at 8:30 a.m. in the District Court, Allen County, Kansas, at which time and place the cause will be heard. Should you fail therein, judgment and decree will be entered in due course upon said petition. L.C. Lacy Petitioner William N. Lacy Attorney for Petitioner 111 S. State P.O. Box 202 Yates Center, KS 66783 (620)625-2145

without doing any harm. Ray: If your battery IS weak and near the end of its life, then, sure, he might kill it by playing the radio. But in that case, it would have died and stranded you soon anyway. And now you can blame it on him.

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 Yes, Howie Mandel came close to losing it when he had Teleprompter problems at the Sprint Cup Awards. It was edgy, but he didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t go off the edge. He was a flawed choice as emcee, but he tried. He did some homework. The stands at races arenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t generally filled with comedians, at least not professional ones.  Had he not been tragically killed in 1998, Phil Hartman would have been the perfect choice.  NASCAR is in a tough spot. Its banquet isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t big enough to draw a Billy Crystal. Mandel was probably the best it could do. Frank Caliendo might have been better, but heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s done the gig before.  The championâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s speech was one of simple and unrehearsed eloquence. It wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t polished, but it was genuine.  Few race drivers take public-speaking classes, as the painful remarks of Kasey Kahne attested. Heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a nice guy but so ill at ease in a formal setting.  The entertainment was fine, but the show still seems too much like the Peopleâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Choice Awards, which some in NASCAR might consider a compliment.

As a group, theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re not notable for their book learning, but NASCAR figures learn to turn a phrase, as collected during another grueling Sprint Cup season:

â&#x20AC;&#x153;Whatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s surprised me is just how much I truly enjoy driving these cars.â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Danica Patrick. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I have hit a lot of things, but a jet dryer? I mean, no â&#x20AC;Śâ&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Juan Pablo Montoya, after the Daytona 500. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t think that itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s reasonable for any young driver to not make mistakes, but I think that itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s important to learn from them.â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Brad Keselowski, before embarking on a championship. John Clark/NASCAR This Week

2012 got off to a wild start when driver Juan Pablo Montoya hit the Daytona International Speedway track jet dryer. The crash set off an explosion involving 200 gallons of fuel. Montoya finished 36th after starting 35th in the race.

â&#x20AC;&#x153;One of the goals in my life is to sit up on that stage (as champion) in Las Vegas, and I think heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s the guy who can make it happen.â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Roger Penske, on Brad Keselowski, May. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I could win at a lot of tracks, but I just try to spread them out and give some other drivers a chance.â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Ryan Newman, in jest, after winning his 16th race on his 11th different track. â&#x20AC;&#x153;There isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t a car more scrutinized in this garage area than the No. 48. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s been that way for the last decade.â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Jimmie Johnson. â&#x20AC;&#x153;All things must come to an end, and this surface has come to an end â&#x20AC;Śâ&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Clint Bowyer, at Kansas. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Richard Petty got quite an ovation when he ran his last race in Atlanta, but nothing like this.â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x201D; MRNâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Barney Hall, after Dale Earnhardt Jr. ended a 143-race winless streak â&#x20AC;&#x153;I was never taught to give and take. I was taught to race hard.â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Newman.





Both were graceful during the Sprint Cup Awards. Both endured numerous quips at their expense. Relations are still strained, though, and two of the sportâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s premier performers enter 2013 in what at best can be described as an uneasy truce. NASCAR This Weekâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Monte Dutton gives his take: â&#x20AC;&#x153;The bitterness is too deep. It canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t be resolved with words. It takes time, and in this case, quite a bit of it. For one thing, they will be constantly watched on the track, particularly when in close proximity.â&#x20AC;?

 At the end of his speech, Clint Bowyer said he was â&#x20AC;&#x153;clocking outâ&#x20AC;? on the season. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a good thing. The next one will be here before long, not to mention the testing that leads up to it.  Did we mention that Danica Patrick is going to be competing fulltime in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series next year?  Chevyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s new SS drew positive reviews when unveiled in Las Vegas. Meanwhile, many teams are fretting about the final configurations of the new cars, which still havenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t been finalized.  Jimmie Johnson said the cars have been changed enough. He wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t specific but said it was time to look at changing the tracks in order to provide better competition. 2013 CUP SCHEDULE Feb. 16 Daytona Shootout Fox Feb. 17 500 qualifying Fox Feb. 21 Daytona Duel Speed Feb. 24 Daytona 500 Fox March 3 Phoenix Fox March 10 Las Vegas Fox March 17 Bristol Fox March 24 Fontana Fox April 7 Martinsville Fox April 13 Texas Fox April 21 Kansas Fox April 27 Richmond Fox May 5 Talladega Fox May 11 Darlington Fox May 18 Charlotte All-Star Speed May 26 Charlotte Fox June 2 Dover Fox June 9 Pocono TNT June 16 Michigan TNT June 23 Sonoma TNT June 29 Kentucky TNT July 6 Daytona TNT July 14 New Hampshire TNT July 28 Indianapolis ESPN Aug. 4 Pocono ESPN Aug. 11 Watkins Glen ESPN Aug. 18 Michigan ESPN Aug. 24 Bristol ABC Sept. 1 Atlanta ESPN Sept. 7 Richmond ABC Sept. 15 Chicagoland ESPN Sept. 22 New Hampshire ESPN Sept. 29 Dover ESPN Oct. 6 Kansas ESPN Oct. 12 Charlotte ABC Oct. 20 Talladega ESPN Oct. 27 Martinsville ESPN Nov. 3 Texas ESPN Nov. 10 Phoenix ESPN Nov. 17 Homestead ESPN


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Clint Bowyerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s switch from Richard Childress Racing to Waltrip Racing was a huge gamble, but it seemed to pay off as he finished runner-up to Brad Keselowski in this seasonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Chase for the Sprint Cup Championship. Whatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s in store for next season amid more NASCAR and team changes?

Uncertain Times

Dear NASCAR This Week, I feel the same as the letter of Joan Wilkerson. I couldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have said it better myself. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Bowyer has wrecked Gordon many times. It was about time Gordon stood up for himself.â&#x20AC;? Glenn Vlietstra Kalamazoo, Mich.

Look out for some changes for 2013 Cup season By Monte Dutton

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Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s possible that the next NASCAR season will be similar to the one just completed, but itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not as likely as in the past for 2013 to link seamlessly with 2012. Brad Keselowski is the Sprint Cup champion, and his first will probably not be his last. Keselowski is just 28, with a future as bright as the noonday sun. He drove a Dodge Charger to his title. Next year heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll be in a Ford Fusion, which, at the very least, requires some adaptation, and at the very most, a bit of uncertainty that wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t in place a year ago. Keselowskiâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s gamble isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t as great as Clint Bowyerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a year ago. Bowyer switched teams, moving from Richard Childressâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Chevy into Michael Waltripâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Toyota. Bowyer finished runner-up to Keselowski. Really, though, all the cars are going to be different. NASCAR is implementing a design change, the most noticeable development being that the cars will look less like one another and more like cars that actually sit in showrooms and roll around streets.

Dear NASCAR This Week, Mrs. Joan Wilkerson, in her letter â&#x20AC;Ś of Thursday, Nov. 28, hit the nail on the head with her comments regarding the Gordon/Bowyer incident. I completely agree with her. N. Vlietstra Kalamazoo, Mich.

Teams will shake down their cars and pore over data from tests sanctioned by NASCAR, but in the short run, the balance of power will almost surely shift. Some teams will adapt better than others at the outset. In time, it will even out. Early on, one manufacturer might appear to have a slight advantage. That, too, will pass, but in a sense, the change might make the early part of next season more crucial than last. NASCAR officials have also made changes in the qualifying process, reducing the number of automatic spots in the starting fields. In fairness, it should be added that 2012 was hardly a carbon copy of 2011. The championship changed hands. Keselowski surprised the experts, most of whom expected him to make the Chase for the Sprint Cup but gave him little chance of winning it. A driver who almost won the 2011 championship, Carl Edwards, didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t even make the Chase. Neither did Kyle Busch, who is almost unanimously considered one of the sportâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s great talents. Stay tuned. February is going to be very interesting.

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