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Postai, CHC on front lines of healthcare By STEVEN SCHWARTZ The Iola Register
Murphy said, with the thought that he may move a part-time deputy to full time if Smith’s dual duties result in him not being able to give enough attention to one or the other. Jason Kegler is working part time — he lives near Elsmore and is dean of student development at Neosho County Community College — and would be Murphy’s choice to move into a full-time position. “I also want to revive the DARE program in Moran, and I think Jason would be an ideal person for that,” he said. McVey’s exit opened the door for Murphy to hire Joe Robertson, who has been an Iola police officer and had extensive law enforcement experience in Chanute and Neosho County. “We have six full-time deputies”
PITTSBURG — Krista Postai is on the front lines of healthcare. It’s sometimes grim and never simple — but regardless, the tide is starting to turn, particularly in Allen County. Postai is the CEO of the Community Health Center of Southeast Kansas, that recently expanded its medical reach to Iola with Drs. Brian Wolfe and Glen Singer. The CHC opened a dental clinic in 2008 with Dr. Arthur Unruh. The center’s headquarters is in Pittsburg. Postai recently gave Krista Postai her thoughts on community healthcare: What it is, where it is going and what needs to change. “A county, a state, a nation are only as healthy as the people who live in it,” Postai said. “And southeast Kansas is not very healthy.” Numerous reasons account for SEK’s health rating, with poverty being a major contributor; hence the CHCSEK. Started in 1997, the non-profit organization’s goal is to provide healthcare to those who need it, and particularly those who can’t afford it. Through foundation funding, government reimbursements and grants, the CHC provides access to health, dental and mental services. “Community health in not only one place, it is a concept, it’s a philosophy,” she said. The CHCSEK began in a trailer in Pittsburg. Today, there are eight clinics across southeast Kansas, not including a school
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Bryan Murphy has started his second year as Allen County sheriff.
Sheriff enters second year full-steam ahead By BOB JOHNSON The Iola Register
“If you had told me when I started in law enforcement in Wyandotte County in 1992 that I’d be a sheriff of a Kansas county someday, I’d have said you were crazy,” said Bryan Murphy. A few days ago Murphy started his second year as Allen County sheriff. He was elected in November 2012. Terms are for four years. The comfort level of having the buck stop at his desk is getting better all the time, Murphy said, “although it’s a lot different being the one who has to make decisions. It’s been an adjustment. “For 21 years I always had someone to answer to, someone to look up to,” he said. “I have been fortunate to have worked under (former sher-
iffs) Ron Moore and Tom Williams.” Murphy also has quickly realized that plugging numbers into the budget is more that just making the ledger balance, but comes with the realization that funding in finite. PERSONNEL issues are a constant challenge, Murphy said. Undersheriff Jerry Daniels resigned last fall to take advantage of other opportunities and a deputy, Derek McVey, left the force about a month ago. Roy Smith moved from master deputy to undersheriff when Daniels left, which complicated manpower issues a tad and may require another adjustment. Smith’s primary duty was court security, a timeconsuming chore, which he is trying to mesh with his undersheriff responsibilities. “We’ll see how that works out,”
GOP upbeat about re-elections
Don’t strain your brain From left, Isaiah Wicoff, Barry Porter, Zury Burleson and Abigail Allen compete against Ottawa at the Scholar’s Bowl competition at Iola Middle School Saturday morning. The A and B (Erin Klubeck, Zach Cokely, Dallin Cox, Dustin Bonnett) divisions placed second. Chanute won the A division and Central Heights won the B division. REGISTER/STEVEN SCHWARTZ
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WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Gov. Sam Brownback and other Kansas Republicans sounded mostly upbeat notes Saturday about his re-election, confident that they’ll be able to tie his presumed Democratic challenger to President Barack Obama during the campaign in their GOP-leaning state. Hundreds of Republican activists, party leaders and elected officials gathered in Wichita for the state Republican Party’s annual convention, held each year close to the anniversary of the state’s Jan. 29, 1861, admission to the union. The crowd celebrated the GOP’s dominance in Kansas politics and heard exhortations to get
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involved in campaigns at all levels of politics. Brownback is facing a spirited challenge from Kansas House Minority Leader Paul Davis, of Lawrence. The Democrat raised $1 million in cash contributions in less than five months last year, while Brownback’s campaign raised $1.1 million the entire year, aside from a $500,000 loan from his running mate, Lt. Gov. Jeff Colyer, a reconstructive plastic surgeon. Colyer’s loan raised eyebrows in political circles and had Democrats and even a few Republicans questioning whether it signaled nervousSee GOP | Page A4
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Obituary Wilda Cramer Wilda Loree Cramer, 88, Iola, died Saturday, Jan. 25, 2014, at Neosho Memorial Regional Medical Center in Chanute. Wilda was born May 25, 1925, in Mildred, the daughter of William and Eula (Markley) Clay. She graduated from LaHarpe High School. On Sept. 18, 1945, Wilda married Ray R. Cramer in Iola. They made their home in Iola most of their married lives. Ray preceded her in death Wilda Cramer Feb. 24, 1999. Wilda was a homemaker and seamstress. She was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Survivors are her daughter Joyce Lucke and husband, Joe, Chanute; three grandchildren, Sherly, Shelie and Joseph; three great-grandchildren, Mikayla, Reece and Matthew; three brothers, Gerald Clay, Le Roy, Billy Clay, Iola, and Vernon Clay, Minnoka, Ill.; two half-brothers Billy Clay, Humboldt, and Chuck Clay, LaHarpe. She was preceded in death by four brothers, Russell, Howard, Jerry Don and Wilbur Clay, and three sisters, Velda Joan Adams, Avis Cooper and Donna Sigler. Family and friends will meet at noon Friday at Waugh-Yokum & Friskel Chapel in Iola, before leaving for graveside services at the LaHarpe Cemetery at 1 p.m. Memorials may be made to the Wilda Cramer Memorial Fund and left with Waugh-Yokum & Friskel Memorial Chapel of Iola. To sign the guest book online go to www.iolafuneral.com.
K-State students earn scholarships More than 6,533 academic scholarships have been awarded to Kansas State University students for the 2013-2014 school year. Overall, students have earned more than $19.2 million in scholarships for the current academic year â€” more than $3 million from the previous year. Most of the scholarships are made possible through donations and gifts to the Kansas State University Foundation. Students receiving scholarships totaling more than $1,000 include: Allen County
Humboldt: Mary Hauser, Joseph T. and Ann L. Davis Memorial Scholarship, R.M. â€˜Maxâ€™ Wilson Memorial Scholarship; Bailey Myers, Roger A. Diekmann S.T.E.M. â€” or Science, Technology, Engineering, Math â€” Student Teacher Scholarship; Callie Umholtz, Darin Eugene Golay Memorial Scholarship in Hotel and Restaurant Management.Â Iola: Jasmine Bannister, KSU Marching Band Scholarship, Marching Pride Scholars; Emily Clark, Transfer Achievement Award, Mary Lucille and Walter Abmeyer Scholarship; Tyler Clubine, David G. and Robert K. Page Memorial Scholarship in Milling Technology; Cheyanna Colborn, KState Transfer Academic Award, Sarah Watson Memorial Scholarship in Journalism; Chanel Coyne, Activity Scholar-
ship; Kirti Gandhi, Memorial Scholarship; Eric Heffern, First in Class Scholarship; Andrew Kipp, College of Education Alumni Scholarship; Drew Mueller, Greg B. Miller Scholarship; Drew Smith, Activity Scholarship, Memorial Scholarship; Autumn Snesrud, Elvon G. and Lydia E. Skeen Education Fund, Marching Pride Scholars; Jordan Strickler, Henry J. Putnam Memorial Scholarship; Jason Tidd, Foundation Scholarship-U; Abby Works, Mark A. Scholars Program, Arts and Sciences Fund for Excellence. La Harpe: Keli Lee, Achievement Award; Nathan Smart, Leadership Scholarship, Duane and Pauline Murphy Scholarship. Moran: Cody Knight, Arlin B. Ward Scholarship; Megan Meiwes, Fairchild Scholarship, Baeten Farm Scholarship; Hollie Sparks, Charles W. and Lois H. Nauheim 4-H Scholarship, Lester L. Christopher Memorial Scholarship. Savonburg: Matthew Hale, Transfer Achievement Award. Anderson County
Colony: Amanda Strickler, K-State Alumni Association Legacy Scholarship, K-State Transfer Academic Award, Don D. and Barbara L. Pretzer Scholarship, Wilbur B. Tendick Scholarship, Dexter Wiley, Olive Reed Schafer and Robert T. Schafer Agriculture Scholarship.
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Former Allen deputy injured Gregory Kyser, a former Allen County deputy and now a Kansas Highway Patrol trooper, was injured Thursday morning in an accident on K-24 near Topeka. According to the Highway Patrol, a highway transport driven by Billy Bayse, Covington, Texas, struck Kyserâ€™s patrol car, which was legally parked
along the highway in a work zone. Kyser, 50, Topeka, was in his car. He was treated at a Topeka hospital for head and shoulder injuries, but was not admitted. He was wearing a seatbelt. The patrol car sustained heavy damage. Its left-rear side was crushed nearly to the back of the driverâ€™s seat.
SE Kan. students run own business RIVERTON, Kan. (AP) â€” Students in a southeast Kansas high schoolâ€™s special education class are gaining extra preparation for their futures by running their own manufacturing and sales business. Members of the enterprise dubbed 323 MFG (â€œ323â€? for their Riverton High School classroom, â€œMFGâ€? for manufacturing) custom-make greeting cards on hand-crafted paper. They had their first big sale before Christmas and are now turning out Valentineâ€™s Day Cards, to be sold for $1 apiece in school and by order. Teacher Matt DeMoss introduced the program earlier in the fall expecting it would take a year for the students to learn it, adjust to it and begin thriving. â€œIn reality, we had to catch up to the kidsâ€™ progress. Theyâ€™re now teaching one another,â€? DeMoss told The Joplin Globe during a recent day of card manufacturing at Riverton High, which also serves special education students from nearby Baxter Springs, Columbus and Galena. DeMoss said he wanted to start something hands-on for his students that would engage them and could be tied to as many curriculum areas as possible. â€œTheyâ€™re following written and verbal instructions, reading job tickets, doing math, handling money,â€? he said. Itâ€™s also improving their communication and teamwork abilities â€” skills that will help them make them more employable in the future. â€œThey probably all will end up after high school with Class Ltd.,â€? DeMoss said, referring to a multicounty southeast Kansas nonprofit that offers people with developmental disabilities a wide range of services including jobhunting. â€œMy goal while they were in high school, just like any other teacher, was to get them ready for that post-secondary career,â€? DeMoss said. Modeled on a program from northeast Kansasâ€™ Blue Valley School District, the Riverton High enterprise involves students like senior Chris Huff and freshman Baileigh Mead making cards from shredded, recycled construction paper. The cards are then ironed and folded,
ready to be decorated by students with markers, glitter, sequins and other craft elements. On the back of each such card, they add a label signed by senior Esteban Hinojosa, who DeMoss said needed a venue to practice writing his name. â€œHe is doing an important job,â€? DeMoss said. â€œHe is our quality control.â€? The students also have created birthday, Halloween, sympathy, thank-you and anniversary cards. Patrons gave startup money for equipment. The business is now making money that has been used for supplies, allowed the students at Christmas to make purchases for an underprivileged Riverton student, and this spring will pay for a class field trip.
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â€” Iola City Council meeting, 6 p.m., New Community Building. â€” USD 257 School Board meeting, 6:30 p.m., Iola High School lecture hall. â€” Marmaton Valley PTO, 7 p.m., Marmaton Valley Elementary School library.
â€” Allen County Commission meeting, 8:30 a.m., Allen County Courthouse commissionerâ€™s room. â€” Iola Kiwanis Club, noon, ACC student center. â€” Allen County Regional Hospital trustees meeting, 7 p.m., meeting room at Allen County Regional Hospital.
â€” Rotary Club, noon, The Greenery. â€” TOPS No. KS 880 5 p.m. weigh in, 5:30 p.m. meeting, Calvary United Methodist Church â€” Weight Watchers, weigh in 5:30 p.m., 6 p.m. meeting, Trinity United Methodist Church.
â€” See, Hear Iola, 10 a.m., New Community Building. â€”Senior Citizens Card Club potluck dinner, 5:30 p.m., Senior Citizens Center.
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KS judicial branch deserves the respect it accords others Making the best of a bad situation takes tact. Kansas’ Chief Justice Lawton Nuss accepted with equanimity rejection by the Kansas Legislature to forego his annual address before the entire body. Instead, he spoke before a packed, but small, crowd in the courtroom of the Kansas Supreme Court. Though his title is lofty, the chief justice is a humble sort. He hails from Salina, graduating from Salina High School. Cowboy boots poke out from his black robe. He’s a Semper Fi, having served in the U.S. Marine Corps from 1975 to 1979. He then attended law school at the University of Kansas, where he also completed his undergraduate degree in history and English while with the ROTC. Gov. Sam Graves appointed Nuss to the Kansas Supreme Court in 2002. At the time, the appointment was hailed as a breath of fresh air, by bringing someone who had worked in private practice 20 years directly to the high court position. In 2010, he was appointed chief justice. To the shame of the Legislature, the chief justice has been disinvited for the second year in a row as part of a preamble before the governor’s State of the State address. We won’t venture to guess why he is being shunned, other than it must be legislators fear a lecture would be forthcoming. Not to be deterred, Nuss went ahead and laid the facts bare. IN THE LAST four years, the judicial department has been forced to operate with a significantly reduced staff and budget. Eighty staff vacancies have not been filled because of funding cuts.
Lest you think they’ve adapted, the increased workloads have resulted in disgruntled employees, naturally, who are leaving the state for greener pastures, including private practice. A 2011 study showed the judicial branch needs more, not fewer, employees to handle the caseloads. Kansas courts handle an average of 400,000 new cases each year. For fiscal year 2014, the judicial budget is being asked to operate $8.25 million shy of what is needed to keep its doors open, and $19 million less than what is needed to bring the courts up to speed with electronic records, video-conferencing techniques and a larger staff. Today’s hospitals are required to install electronic medical records to ensure safekeeping of patient data and in the long run, provide a system that will allow a nationwide database. The same mechanism is desirable for U.S. courts. But Kansas lags far behind. To move from a paper world to electronic requires an investment. Pilot projects in Douglas, Leavenworth and Sedgwick counties through a federal grant have proved successful. The goal is to have a centralized statewide e-court system that allows for the filing and management of cases to be done electronically. Video conferencing also would help trim costs for law enforcement, attorneys and clients, especially for those in the hinterlands. THE JUDICIAL system serves the people of Kansas in a most intimate way. It’s time the legislative and executive branches give the judicial branch its “day in court,” and accord it the courtesy inherent in justice. — Susan Lynn
King lays egg on farm bill Chickens and eggs have provoked a controversy in Congress over what comes first, interstate commerce rules or state laws. According to Rep. Steve King, a Republican from Iowa (the nation’s largest eggproducing state), California’s new law requiring that all eggs sold in the state come from chickens kept in nonconfining cages violates the interstate commerce clause of the Constitution. In response, King persuaded his colleagues to pass the Protect Interstate Commerce Act (also known as the King amendment) as part of the House version of the U.S. farm bill. It prohibits states from enacting any laws that set standards for agricultural production that exceed those in other states governing the same production. But the amendment is misguided and overly broad, and it does far more than release egg farmers in one state from having to follow the stricter rules of another state in which they do business. Animal welfare advocates, state legislators and some legal experts say it will also invalidate hundreds of state laws on animal protection,
Ideally, laws that sensibly protect farm animals, consumers of agricultural products and the people who work in these industries would all be federal laws, uniformly governing all 50 states.
food safety and even labor welfare. Many of these laws have been on the books for years, their constitutionality accepted and unchallenged. Or, if they have been challenged, they have survived. In a recent radio interview, King dismissed all the handwringing about his bill, saying it is designed to target the California legislation. He added that he could not “identify unintended consequences.” Well, a lot of other people can. State laws requiring labeling of farm-raised fish could be struck down, critics say. So could various state bans on the use of certain dangerous pesticides on produce, Maryland’s ban on arsenic in poultry feed and restrictions that some states have passed to protect against invasive pests. Opponents of the King amendment say it could also
affect California’s prohibition on the sale of foie gras made by force-feeding ducks and geese — a law that has already been challenged in court and found to be constitutional. Ideally, laws that sensibly protect farm animals, consumers of agricultural products and the people who work in these industries would all be federal laws, uniformly governing all 50 states. But it hasn’t worked out that way. States have put in place health and welfare laws that set reasonable, up-to-date standards when the federal government has lagged behind. THE SENATE version of the farm bill does not include this amendment. As House and Senate conferees reconcile the bill, they should throw out the King amendment. — The Los Angeles Times
Obama needs reality check on college affordability By JULEYKA LANTIGUAWILLIAMS McClatchy-Tribune News Service
The White House needs a big dose of reality when it comes to the needs of low-income college students. On Jan. 16, the White House held a summit on college access. As a community college professor working with lowincome students every day, I have a few ground-level suggestions for President Obama and his team. First, talk to actual students. At the forum, which touted attendance by more than 100 “college and university presidents and leaders from nonprofits, foundations, state governments and the private sector,” there were few actual students present. Seems to me
Focus less on the individual student and more on her entire family. ... The admissions rep should develop relationships with prospective students and their families over several years, not just during a recruitment day in the high school gym. like the people being talked about should be well represented in the room. Second, use technology like you mean it. Though the by-invitation-only summit was livestreamed from the White House, there was no way for the general public to participate. If a national, well-publicized YouTube town meeting is good enough for a presidential campaign, it’s good enough for something as im-
portant as figuring out how to increase our appallingly low college success rate. Third, find more people whose stories mirror Michelle Obama’s. She climbed out of Chicago’s South Side to the Ivy League and a career in law. The White House needs to hear from countless people like her and like me — who crawled out of the South Bronx to an elite education and a career as a writer and professor — and broadcast those stories
Alookbackintime 60 Years Ago Week of Jan. 26, 1954
Mrs. Ella More, who was Savonburg’s most cherished woman for many years, will observe her 100th birthday Sunday. Her early childhood years were spent on her parent’s plantation in Platte County, Mo., where they operated a farm with slave labor. After the war the fam-
ily moved to Allen County to farm. ***** Sports Afield, one of the nation’s leading fish and game magazines, carries a two-page color spread on Harry Templin of Iola in its February issue. The story deals with Templin’s collection of lures — the largest in the world. *****
A new high pressure gas line will serve the northern portion of Iola and existing lines in other portions of town will be improved. The plans, prepared by Clem Griffith, city engineer, and Paul Bush, superintendent of utilities, will continue an extensive improvement program in the gas and water lines, which was started after the flood.
to the millions of low-income children who have no idea it’s possible to live a life different from the one they’re stuck in. Fourth, focus less on the individual student and more on her entire family. The White House should encourage colleges to treat recruiting more like scouting. The admissions rep should develop relationships with prospective students and their families over several years, not just during a recruitment day in the high school gym. Low-income students of color are under tremendous pressure to contribute to the family’s livelihood, and to many it makes no sense to go to college, where they may end up in debt. That is a huge cultural hurdle that must be over-
come slowly by establishing a comfort level with parents, siblings and grandparents. In the case of Latinas, this is especially critical. Lastly, tuition should be free for low-income students. Right now, a public four-year education costs about $18,000 on average; a private one costs about $41,000, according to the College Board. If the federal poverty line is $23,550 for a family of four, no promising student whose family falls under that income should have to pay for college. It’s time to get real, creating solutions that will change the course of millions of lives, and our country along the way. Juleyka Lantigua-Williams teaches writing at Naugatuck Valley Community
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van that travels as well as prison clinics. The Pittsburg headquarters is currently undergoing a massive expansion, from 15,000 square feet to 40,000 square feet. The new facility will have all services — physical, mental and dental — in one place. It’s all part of the “medical home,” she said, which is currently a “buzz word” in healthcare. Health experts are beginning to realize that patients have a whole body, and they need to be treated as one system. Providing an all-inone healthcare facility is especially beneficial for those who live in poverty, Postai said. Results, however, are hard to see. The area’s poor health statistics — high rates of obesity and blood pressure and smoking, low birth rates, high absenteeism at work — “have been this way for a hundred years, they are not going to change overnight,” Postai said. “But when we focus on things, they get better. It’s funny how that works.” Being poor means something different than it did 50 or 60 years ago, Postai explained. It used to mean growing your own food, working outside and spending most of your day being active. Now it means fast food, long work hours and very little time to stay healthy or educate yourself on how to eat. Postai said several years back she sent a physician to a small farming community to do checkups. He came back amazed, saying that there was not a single obese child in town. The reason? No fast food outlets and the majority worked on farms getting plenty of exercise. The connection is easy to see, she said.
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Krista Postai, the CEO of the Community Health Center of Southeast Kansas, surveys a blueprint of the center’s headquarters in Pittsburg. Under construction is a 25,000-square-foot addition. REGISTER/STEVEN SCHWARTZ It seems the nature of the front lines have changed. OF COURSE, Postai had some opinions on how politics have affected the way she can fight the good fight. “The business of healthcare has gotten very complicated, and it’s not fun,” she said. “It’s not fun.” Kansas’ failure to expand Medicaid has hurt the clinics in almost every way. People are often too poor to qualify for insurance, which means the CHC is footing the bill. Hospitals are going to see a reduction in funding from Medicaid as well, but won’t see as much of an increase in the insured due to the holdout on expansion. “It’s been very difficult to tell people ‘you are too poor, or you’re not poor enough,’” Postai said. “It leaves a large number, especially in southeast Kansas, of working poor.” She said contrary to many beliefs, the majority of people that seek assistance from the CHC work several jobs and long hours.
“These are people that work very hard every day,” she said. “Politics aside, it’s about people and it’s about social justice.” She said southeast Kansas, including Allen County, has been in a downward spiral for 100 years, and some sort of major intervention must happen to stop that ball from rolling. “We are not going to get better without a major intervention,” she said. “Medicaid expansion could be a catalyst for change.” IT’S NOT all bad news. The CHC is seeing change in almost every region, especially Allen County. “I don’t see anything like what’s going on in Allen County,” she said. “I see pockets, but the community is not engaged like it is in Allen County.” The Healthcare Foundation of Greater Kansas City recently awarded Iola’s clinic $200,000 to increase access to medical and dental services. According to the press release, when the Iola site began providing medical care in Au-
gust with Drs. Singer and Wolfe, the number of patient visits increased from 3,193 to 7,731. Thirty percent of those were uninsured. She said people like Singer, Wolfe and those with the Kansas City foundation are the ones that “get it” and are doing everything in their power to help. After the dentist clinic was opened by the CHCSEK in Iola, Wolfe and Singer saw the impact, and the additional need for medical care. “They (Wolfe and Singer) came to me and said, ‘it’s not getting better, we are going all in,’” she said. It’s a concerted effort by a small group that is making an impact in the community, maybe more than they even know. “You’re sort of a petri dish for the rest of the state,” Postai said of Allen County’s SEKCHC, “You’ve got a community that said what we have is not good enough and we need to change — against the odds. “It’s wonderful to be a part of the experiment known as Allen County.”
— others being Anthony Maness, Daren Kellerman, Jeremy Troester, Jarold Tingley and Ryan Redman — he said, plus himself and Smith. “I’m looking for two more part-time deputies,” and doesn’t anticipate any full-time hires. Weekdays Murphy, Smith and a deputy usually are available to answer calls, with two deputies on duty from 3 p.m. to 3 a.m. every day, a schedule that has been in place for years. “That’s the time when we usually have peak activity,” Murphy said. IN ADDITION to bringing back the DARE program in Moran, Murphy said he may look at adding a computerized voice analysis device to help with investigations. “Robertson has experience with polygraphs” and has expressed interest in pursuing voice analysis, Murphy said. The sheriff ’s department also just acquired a
thermal imaging device, which he said would be of immense assistance in tracking fugitives, either trying to hide or after dark. “If we had had it earlier this year it could have made a difference when we were trying to find a guy that ran out on us in the southwest part of the county,” Murphy observed. “We’re trying to keep up with technology,” an extension of the mindset of Williams’ administration when headmounted cameras were purchased for officers and other tech-savvy additions were made. Murphy also points to the importance of cooperating with other departments. “We participated in the active shooter exercise at the college in Chanute with Chanute PD, which went very well,” he said. “We also have good cooperation with police departments in Iola, Humboldt, Moran and LaHarpe,” which makes for better countywide responsiveness.
Blow dart assailant appears in court hearing COLFAX, Wash. (AP) — A man accused of shooting a woman and man with a blow dart in two separate attacks in Washington state has made his first court appearance on assault charges. Joseph Gillies, 18, of Tacoma appeared in court Thursday in Whitman County. He was released from jail until his next court appearance at the end of the month. Gillies is accused of shooting a woman with a blow dart Jan.
12 on the Washington State University campus. He’s also accused of hitting a man with a dart two days later while walking in Pullman. Police say they suspect Gillies of several similar blow dart assaults in Ellensburg. Gillies said he’s sorry for the dart attacks but offered no explanation other than saying, “I’m a moron.” Tips and surveillance video led to Gillies’ arrest Wednesday in Ellensburg.
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ness about Davis’ ability to raise money. But Republicans were bullish Saturday, arguing that Davis’ stock will fall as voters come to identify him with the Democratic president and his signature health care overhaul. Brownback made it clear that he’ll run as much against Obama as against Davis. That tactic worked well for the Kansas GOP in 2010, when Republicans swept all statewide and congressional races on the ballot for the first time since 1964. Republicans have noted repeatedly that Davis was an Obama delegate at the Democratic National Conventions in 2008 and 2012. “If you give the people
of Kansas a choice between, kind of, pragmatic conservatism and the Obama agenda, they will pick the pragmatic conservatism,” Brownback told a meeting of Republicans from the 2nd Congressional District of eastern Kansas. Davis is attempting to win over GOP moderates and unaffiliated voters by making public school funding his biggest issue. He’s attacked Brownback for pursuing massive personal income tax cuts in 2012 and 2013, arguing that the reductions are reckless, favor the wealthy and will starve schools and government programs of needed resources. Democrats said Saturday that by attempting to tie Davis to Obama, Brownback is attempt-
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that Kansans are smart.” But David Kensinger, a close Brownback ally who managed his 2010 campaign and is serving as an informal spokesman for the governor’s re-election bid, used a short workshop presentation to tick through the advantages the GOP enjoys, including a sizeable one in voter registrations that’s grown over time. He dismissed talk that Colyer’s loan demonstrates nervousness. “What can you control? You can control
your effort,” Kensinger said after his presentation. “If you can do more, you do more. That’s true regardless of where you are.” Not all the Republicans attending the convention were quite as optimistic. Norbert Marek, of Westmoreland, the Wabaunsee County attorney, acknowledged being “one of those glass half-empty guys” and said he worries about Brownback facing “constant negative press” because of his conservative policies.
“Could Sam Brownback lose? Absolutely, he could,” Marek said. Mary Alice Lair, a former GOP National Committee member from Piqua, said she expects Brownback to have a tough re-election race because he’s made decisions on tax and budget policy that are beneficial but unpopular in some quarters. However, she said she’s confident that Brownback will win. And, however optimistic they were, Republicans still heard plenty of calls to work hard.
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Iola wrestlers rack up wins at Eureka By RICHARD LUKEN The Iola Register
EUREKA — Bryce Misenhelter’s bump to a higher weight class continues to be a rousing success. The Iola High senior wrestler, who moved earlier this season from 182 to 195 pounds, picked up another tournament championship over the weekend, winning his group at the Eureka Invitational. Misenhelter improved to 25-1 on the season with his four-match tournament sweep. He capped his day by defeating Burlington’s Joe Metzger, 3-0. Misenhelter earned one point by escaping Metzger’s hold to start the second period. He then got two back points in the waning seconds as Metzger became desperate to score points of his own. Misenhelter was joined on the medal podium by several other Mustangs, including Cody Conner and Andrew Garber, who took third at 152 and 182 pounds, respectively.
Iola High’s Andrew Garber, right, works for position against Caney Valley’s Brycen Gulick Saturday at the Eureka Invitational. Garber took the win on his way to a third-place finish at 182 pounds. REGISTER/RICHARD LUKEN
Iola took seventh among the 21 teams at Eureka. “Not bad since we only took seven wrestlers,” Iola head coach Brad
Carson said. Shifting Misenhelter up a weight class was made more amenable by Garber’s smooth
transition to 182. “I think Andrew has been concerned about the speed and athleticism of the other
wrestlers at that weight level, but he’s won eight of his last nine matches,” Carson noted. “With a kid like Andrew, I believe in karma. He never misses a practice, he’s a great teammate and he works hard every day. You can’t help but be happy for a kid like that.” Garber rebounded from his only loss of the day — to eventual tournament champion Darick Jones of Clearwater — by pinning his final two opponents on the consolation side of the bracket. He went 4-1 on the day. Conner also only lost once on the day, also to his weight class champion, Gage Armstrong of El Dorado. Aside from his loss, Conner pinned his other four opponents on the day, all within a minute. Conner is almost too proficient, Carson said. “He’s pinning these kids so quickly that he’s not able to utilize things we’ve been working on in practice,” Carson said. “He’s got to make See WRESTLERS | Page B4
Mustangs hold off Rossville
Iola High’s Jesse Zimmerman, center, puts up a shot Saturday between Rossville defenders Thatcher Horak, left, and Ethan Woodcock. Zimmerman scored five points in Iola’s 59-50 victory. REGISTER/RICHARD LUKEN
BURLINGTON — A quick turnaround from a disappointing loss was just what the doctor ordered for Iola High’s Mustangs Saturday. It didn’t come right away. Coming off a three-point loss to Santa Fe Trail the night before, Iola still had some cobwebs to shake loose against Rossville in the seventh-place game at the Burlington Midseason Tournament. Enter senior Adam Kauth, who scored five points down the stretch with a key steal in Iola’s 59-50 victory. Kauth’s biggest play, however, may have been one that did not show up on the stat sheet. Kaden Macha’s free throw attempt with 1:44 left on the clock and Iola up by four bounced into the hands of a Rossville defender. Kauth, just behind, managed to grab hold of the ball, forcing officials to call a tie-up. Iola kept possession, which led to Kauth’s 3-point play 11 seconds later. His subsequent free throw put Iola on top, 50-43. Layups by Tyler Powelson See MUSTANGS | Page B4
HOW SWEET IT IS: ACC topples Panthers NEOSHO — Allen Community College’s return to the victory column was anything but routine, head coach Andy Shaw said. The Red Devils, on the road at nearby rival, Neosho County, saw 11 lead changes through the night, including four in the final 30 seconds. Guard Josh Sweet drove the length of the floor, laying the ball in with .7 seconds remaining of an 81-80 victory. “It was all that you could expect between rival schools,” Shaw said, with tempers occasionally flaring. (Neosho County was whistled for three technical fouls on the night). A pair of Panther free throws with 7 seconds remaining set up Sweet’s final drive to victory. Neosho County set up a full-court pass after Sweet scored, but time ran out before the Panthers could get off a shot. “Allen stepped up and made big plays throughout the game,” Shaw said. “It was a total team effort.” Allen used hot shooting early to take a 45-43 lead into halftime, while Neosho struggled from the perimeter. Allen hit six 3-pointers before intermission, compared to Neosho’s two for the entire night. “It was a physical game and both teams really battled,” Shaw said. See ACC | Page B4
Iola High’s Lexie Long, left, goes in for a layup in front of Northfield High defender Kenyia Fair Saturday in the seventh-place game of the Burlington Midseason Tournament. Iola won, 64-15. REGISTER/RICHARD LUKEN
Fillies crush Northfield
Allen Community College’s Josh Sweet soars in for the game-winning layup Saturday in the Red Devils’ 81-80 win over Neosho County. PHOTO COURTESY OF AARON BARCLAY
BURLINGTON — Iola High’s girls took control early and never looked back Saturday, thumping Northfield, 64-15, to earn seventh place at the Burlington Midseason Tournament. The Fillies scored the game’s first 13 points, leading 17-4 after one quarter and outscored Northfield 19-0 in the second period. “We knew we were playing a team that didn’t have a lot of skill players, but for us to score 64 points with only eight turnovers showed we were playing well,” Fillies head coach Becky Carlson said. “The girls were able to relax and just play basketball today.” The Fillies spread the wealth. Ten of the 12 players who saw action — the entire
varsity roster — scored points, yet Iola only had two players in double figures. Addie Haar led the way with 12 points, followed by Emma Piazza with 10. Lexie Long scored nine, and Jo Lohman and Emery Driskel both scored eight. Lohman pulled down six rebounds, followed by Sydney Wade, Haar, Driskel and Toni Macha with five apiece. Mikeala Platt dished out five assists; Wade and Kyra Moore both had four. Piazza also had four steals. The Fillies didn’t shoot the ball particularly well, 37 percent, but made up for it with 45 rebounds, including 19 at the offensive end. Iola racked up 23 assists on its 27 field goals, another key indicator See FILLIES | Page B4
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KU thumps TCU FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Andrew Wiggins wasn’t around a year ago for one of the worst nights in Kansas basketball history. The freshman guard heard stories from coach Bill Self, and took it upon himself to squash any TCU hopes of a repeat. Wiggins scored 19 of his career-high 27 points in the first half and No. 8 Kansas answered last year’s stunning loss by taking control early in a 91-69 victory over the Horned Frogs on Saturday night. “He let everyone know that they beat us last year so we had to come out with a lot of energy, come with aggression,” Wiggins said. “I think we were concentrating and we played with a high level of energy.” The Jayhawks (154, 6-0 Big 12) won their sixth straight game and remained the only Big 12 team without a league loss. Kansas didn’t get to extend its run of wins in four straight games
against ranked opponents, the first team to do that since North Carolina in 1996-97. In their visit to Fort Worth last year, the Jayhawks became the first top-five team to lose to the Horned Frogs in a 62-55 defeat. This time, Kansas had 53 points at halftime and led by as many as 24 in the first half. “It was better, a lot better,” said Self, who joked a year ago that it was “the worst team that Kansas ever put on the floor, since Dr. Naismith was there” after the Jayhawks scored 13 points in the first half. Brandon Parrish scored 15 points to lead TCU (9-10, 0-7). The Horned Frogs are the only conference team without a league win and are 2-23 in their two Big 12 seasons. TCU coach Trent Johnson simply saw what he called a “really good” Kansas team, not one fired up to make amends for the shocker of a season ago.
Iowa State edges KSU AMES, Iowa (AP) — One of these days, Kansas State coach Bruce Weber might trust his team to push the pace a little more. Just not now. The 22nd-ranked Wildcats rushed a few too many shots, had too many breakdowns on defense and lost to No. 16 Iowa State 81-75 on Saturday. The Wildcats rallied from deficits of 12 and 11 points to tie the score in the second half, but never got the stop or basket they needed to take the lead and allowed a team to top 70 points for only the fourth time this season. “When we move the basketball and move, we’re a pretty good team,” Weber said. “But we go 1-on-1 too much. Some of it’s youth. Some of it you’ve got to put on my
shoulders. We’ve got to do a better job of preparing them and making sure they move the basketball and get it to the right people at the right times.” Melvin Ejim scored 20 points to lead Iowa State (15-3, 3-3 Big 12), which regained its shooting touch in breaking a three-game losing streak. Georges Niang had 18 points and freshman Matt Thomas matched a season high with 14 for the Cyclones, who blew a 12-point halftime lead, rebuilt the lead to 11, then hit another lull as the Wildcats (14-6, 4-3) rallied to tie the score at 66 with 5 minutes left. Nineteen seconds later, though, Niang hit a 3-pointer from the top of the key after Ejim grabbed an offensive rebound and Iowa State led the rest of the way.
Wichita State stays perfect DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Wichita State soared past yet another overwhelmed Missouri Valley Conference opponent on Saturday night. Now the Shockers could be in line for another leap in the national polls. Cleanthony Early scored 19 points, Ron Baker added 14 and fifthranked Wichita State stayed perfect with a 7861 win over Drake. Wichita State’s latest win — combined with an ugly home loss by No. 4 Villanova to Creighton during the week and No. 3 Michigan State’s home defeat against No. 21 Michigan on Saturday — could put the Shockers (21-0, 8-0 MVC) in position to leapfrog both teams on Monday. Coach Gregg Marshall appeared to be stumping for his team with what seemed to be a bit of a jab at Michigan State (18-2) after the game. “Did the mighty Spar-
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tans lose again?” Marshall said as he left the podium following his postgame news conference. The Shockers will have to wait until March for Michigan State or whoever else might stand in their way at another Final Four appearance. For now, they’ll have to settle for pounding on teams in the Valley. Drake was the latest to succumb to Wichita State’s acrobatic offense and suffocating defense. Nick Wiggins had 11 points for the visiting Shockers, who outscored Drake 28-15 to open the second half and turn a relatively close game into a rout. The Shockers have now won four straight by at least 15 points after an overtime scare at Missouri State two weeks ago. Aaron Hawley had 16 points to lead Drake (11-9, 2-6), which lost for the sixth time in seven games.
“That team is extremely tough-minded,” Drake coach Ray Giacoletti said. “Each possession offensively and defensively, they control their destiny. They don’t splinter ever. We were not able to make them splinter.” The Bulldogs had their moments against the Valley’s top team, but Wichita State showed off its superior talent with a handful of game-defining plays. Baker answered a Drake 3 with a threepoint play through traffic with 15:45 left, and that kicked off a pair of spurts that overwhelmed the Bulldogs. Chadrack Lufile scored inside, and Tekele Cotton’s floater put the Shockers ahead 52-35 with just over 13 minutes left. Early then soared through the paint to flush down an errant shot, and Wiggins’ threepoint play capped an 11-0 run that made it 65-44.
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Medicines may be cause of fainting DEAR DR. ROACH:
My dad is 91 and in good health. In September, he had an episode in which his body stiffened and he fell. The paramedics came, and he was taken to the hospital, where they did an EKG, bloodwork, X-rays and a CAT scan. Every test was fine. Last night he was sitting at a table playing cards, and fell from his chair. They picked him up, and he was stiff. He
Dr. Keith Roach To Your Good Health was taken to the same hospital, and all tests were fine. The doctors think this is a “syncopal episode” and his blood pressure is low. He takes Norvasc for blood pressure; an antidepressant, Remeron, at very low
dose; and Flomax for his prostate. He is out for only a minute or so, and recovers quickly. I am worried about it being a ministroke or some kind of seizure. — B.J. ANSWER: Many triggers can cause this reflex, which causes a slowed heart rate and dilated blood vessels, which combine to temporarily reduce blood flow to the brain. Most people feel nauseated or
lightheaded prior to the episode, and learn to sit or lay down rapidly to avoid passing out. The stiffness noted twice in your father can be part of vasovagal syncope. The blood vessels and nerves of a 91-year-old, even a healthy one, just aren’t the same as a 20-year-old. Although it is possible this is just a simple faint, I am concerned about all of his medications.
Public notices (First published in The Iola Register, January 20, 2014) IN THE DISTRICT COURT OF ALLEN COUNTY, KANSAS SIGG FINANCIAL SERVICES L.L.C Plaintiff, v. JOHN GLUKOWSKY and REBECCA GLUKOWSKY, Defendants. CASE NO. 2013 CV 54 NOTICE OF SHERIFF’S SALE Under and by virtue of a Writ of Execution and Order of Sale is-
sued out of the District Court of Allen County, Kansas, case number 2013 CV 54, in which Sigg Financial Services, L.L.C., is Plaintiff, and John Glukowsky and Rebecca Glukowsky are defendants, I will, on the 13th day of February, 2014, at 10:00 o’clock a.m., offer at public auction at 1721 East Street, Iola, Kansas, and sell, free and clear of all liens to the highest and best bidder for cash in hand, the following described items of personal property:
2005 Honda Rebel motorcycle, VIN# JH2MC13055K106134; 1982 Honda Gold Wing GL1100, VIN# 1HFSC0216CA216610; 2005 Diamo Fury 150cc Scooter, VIN# L1EFPJD905V601036; 2005 Diamo Fury 150cc Scooter, VIN# L1EFPJD91FA601028; 1988 Companion Classic Model 297 camper trailer, VIN# 1K222BP16KD297001. Said property to be sold to satisfy a judgment for Plaintiff and against Defendants for the prin-
cipal amount of $4,000.00, plus interest and costs from and after May 11,2011. The personal property described above will be sold separately. Provided, that the terms of sale shall be cash or certified check. Successful bidders must pay the total amount due in cash or by certified check within two hours of the end of the sale. Bryan J. Murphy Allen County Sheriff (1) 20,27
(First published in The Iola Register, January 20, 2014) IN THE THIRTY-FIRST JUDICIAL DISTRICT DISTRICT COURT, ALLEN COUNTY, KANSAS CIVIL DEPARTMENT EMPRISE BANK, a banking corporation, Plaintiff, vs. Case No. 13 CV 74 HENRY L. STEINBROOK a/k/a Henry L. Steinbrook, Jr. a/k/a Henry Leroy Steinbrook; MONICA STEINBROOK; STATE OF KANSAS, Acting By and Through the Department of
Children and Families; and BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS, ALLEN COUNTY, KANSAS, Defendants. Title to Real Estate Involved Pursuant to Chapter 60 of K.S.A. NOTICE OF SUIT The State of Kansas to MONICA STEINBROOK, and all other persons who are or may be concerned. You are hereby notified that a Petition has been filed in the District Court, Allen County, Kansas by Emprise Bank praying for foreclosure of its mortgage on the following-described real property lo-
cated in Sedgwick County, Kansas: That part of the Southeast Quarter (SE/4) of Section Thirtyfive (35), Township Twenty-four (24) South, Range Twenty (20) East, Beginning at the Southeast corner of Lot Five (5), Block Nine (9), Caldwell’s Addition to Moran City, thence West 224.8 feet, South 100 feet, East 234.8 feet, North along West side of public road 50 feet, West 10 feet to the West of Cedar Street, thence North 50 feet to beginning, Allen County, Kansas, commonly known as 334 S. Cedar Street, Moran, Kansas 66755, and you are required to plead to the Petition on or before March 4, 2014, in the Court at Iola, Al-
len County, Kansas. If you fail to plead, judgment and decree will be entered in due course upon the Petition. NOTICE This is an attempt to collect a debt and any information obtained will be used for that purpose. EMPRISE BANK Karl R. Swartz Morris, Laing, Evans, Brock & Kennedy, Chartered Old Town Square 300 N. Mead, Suite 200 Wichita, KS 67202 (316) 262-2671 Attorney for Emprise Bank (1) 20,27 (2) 3
(First Published in The Iola Register, January 27, 2014) IN THE DISTRICT COURT OF ALLEN COUNTY, KANSAS In the Matter of the Estate of James A. Rickerson, Deceased No. 2014 PR 7 NOTICE TO CREDITORS THE STATE OF KANSAS TO ALL PERSONS CONCERNED: You are notified that on January 22, 2014, a Petition for Issuance of Letters of Administration in the Estate of James A. Rickerson, deceased, was filed in this Court by James L. Rickerson. All creditors of the Decedent are notified to exhibit their demands against the Estate within the latter of four months from the date of first publication of notice under K.S.A. 59-2236 and amendments thereto, or if the identity of the creditor is known or reasonably ascertainable, 30 days after actual notice was given as provided by law, and if their demands are not thus exhibited, they shall be forever barred. James L. Rickerson, Administrator IMMEL, WORKS & HEIM, P.A. Four East Jackson Iola, Kansas 66749 (620) 365-2222 Attorneys for Petitioners (1) 27 (2) 3,10
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Buzzer-beater lifts Ponies Iola Middle Schools’ seventh-graders brought some March madness to late January Saturday. The Ponies, in their second straight nailbiter, downed Fort Scott, 36-35, on a 3-pointer by Blake Ashmore with less than three seconds remaining. The trey was set up by an assist from Kane Rogers. The win came in the opening round of the Pony Stampede. The seventh-graders fell, 4125, in the championship to Royster Middle School of Chanute. “These kids gave a great effort for eight quarters today,” said head coach Marty Taylor. “The score kind of
got away from us at the end, but I couldn’t ask for any more out of the boys. Blake hit a big shot for us in the first game. Cole Regehr hustled all day long, and Jeremy Waldman gave us some very good minutes off the bench.” Tayton Driskel led the way against Fort Scott with 14 points and 11 rebounds. Ashmore followed with eight points and Derek Bycroft had five. Rogers had four points and five boards. Waldman scored three points and Regehr had two. In the loss to Royster, Rogers had seven points and four rebounds, followed by Driskel with five points and eight boards. Bycroft scored
three points, Waldman and Ashmore had three apiece and Regehr scored two. IN B TEAM play, Iola fell, 27-24, to Fort Scott and 30-10 to Independence. Tim Komma led the B team in the loss to Fort Scott. Jon Miller added eight. Matt Karr scored six. Elijah Luedke scored four, Bret Plumlee three, Karr with two and Mittlemeier one in the loss to Independence. “The kids played hard and almost pulled out the Fort Scott game,” Taylor said. Iola’s seventh and eighth grades host Fort Scott this afternoon.
Iola Middle School seventh-grader Blake Ashmore (10) is mobbed by his teammates Saturday after his 3-pointer with 3 seconds left gave the Ponies a 36-35 win over Fort Scott at the Pony Stampede. REGISTER/STEVEN SCHWARTZ
ACC: Wins thriller Continued from B1
Raheem Tyner led Allen with 19 points, followed by Sweet with 18. Tray Fountain chipped in with 14 points and three assists. In women’s play, the Red Devils stayed close with their hosts, but still came up short, 65-51. Kylie Molisee led the way with 17 points and 13 rebounds. O’ceonna followed with 14 and Rebecca Fisher had 12. The Red Devil men travel to the Ottawa junior varsity Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. Both squads return to action Saturday at Labette. The women’s game at Ottawa has been postponed. Women Allen (30-21—51)
Neosho (34-31—65) Allen (FG/3pt-FT-F-TP): Fisher 2/2-21-12, Molisee 8-1-2-17, Shelton 1-0-02, Weston 7-0-3-14, McClellan 1-2-1-4, Cleaver 1-0-3-2, Stevens 0-0-1-0. TOTALS: 10/2-5-11-51. Neosho (FG/3pt-FT-F-TP): Alfonso 1-0-0-2, Gonzales 1-1-3-3, Dunbar 2-11-5, Grant 11-2-2-24, Stithen 1/1-0-3-5, Fourkiller 2/1-3-2-10, English 1/4-0-1-14, Williams 1-0-3-2. TOTALS: 20/6-7-14-65. Men Allen (45-36—81) Neosho (43-37—80) Allen (FG/3pt-FT-F-TP): Keiswetter 1-03-2, Tyner 4/1-6-2-17, Uno 2-2-1-6, Fountain 4/1-3-5-14, Sweet 2/3-5-2-18. Sluder 1/1-6-4-11, Stockard 2/2-3-5-13. TOTALS: 16/8-25-25-81. Neosho (FG/3pt-FT-F-TP): Batish 0/10-1-3, Acuil 1-6-4-8, Frantz 1/1-0-1-5, Jenkins 6-5-1-17, Steadman 6-5-2-17, Pruitt 0-1-0-1, Downing 3-0-3-6, Hunore 0-0-20, Buckley 2-0-5-4, Terrell 0-0-1-0, Garland 0-0-3-0, Cooper 5-7-1-17. TOTALS: 24/226-22-80.
Mustangs: Iola holds off Rossville Continued from B1
and Kauth in the final minute sealed the win. “It was definitely good for us to get back on the winning side,” Iola head coach Bill Peeper said. “We’re still making things a lot tougher on us than we should be.” The Mustangs were held scoreless for a 5-minute stretch in the first quarter as Rossville forged ahead 10-4. Tyler Powelson came off the bench to spearhead the Mustang comeback, scoring eight. Trent Latta’s 3-pointer at the halftime buzzer gave Iola the lead, 18-17. Rossville never led again, although the game stayed close through the third and fourth quarters.
Jesse Zimmerman scored five quick points to give the Mustangs a quick boost in the second half. McIntosh’s bucket midway through the quarter put Iola up, 30-22. The lead stood at 36-30 after three. Christian Roduner’s 3-pointer pulled Rossville to within 38-35 before Powelson and McIntosh both hit a pair of free throws to extend the lead. McIntosh’s steal and layup put Iola up 44-37. Rossville didn’t go away quietly. Tucker Horak’s 3-point play and steal with 2½ minutes left led to a Roduner free throw, to pull Rossville to within 47-43. Kauth took things from there.
McIntosh led the way with 15 points — including 5 of 7 free throws — followed by Powelson with 14, Macha with 10 and Kauth with seven points, eight rebounds and two steals. Macha and Powelson both had four rebounds. Macha and McIntosh also had two steals. Latta, Fryendz Wallace, McIntosh, Zimmerman, Macha and Powelson all had two assists. Horack’s 11 led the way for Rossville. “Tyler McIntosh has really gotten aggressive on offense,” Peeper said. “If he can continue this, it’s going to make us much tougher to guard.” Still, Peeper sees room for improvement. “It’ll be good to get some practice this
week,” Peeper said. “We need to learn to play to our level and not to the level of our opponents.” Iola gets Tuesday off before hosting Fort Scott on Friday for homecoming. “Fort Scott’s a good team, and it doesn’t let up after that,” Peeper said. “We will have games every Tuesday and Friday after that for the rest of the regular season.” Iola (4-14-18-23—59) Rossville (10-7-13-20—50) Iola (FG/3pt-FT-F-TP): Latta 0/1-1-3-4, Mueller 0-0-1-0, Wallace 2-0-0-4, McIntosh 5-5-2-15, Zimmerman 1/1-0-2-5, Macha 3-4-310, Kauth 3-1-4-7, Powelson 5-4-214. TOTALS: 19/2-15-17-59. Rossville (FG/3pt-FT-F-TP): Th. Horack 3-2-5-8, C. Horack 0/1-32-6, Ty. Horack 2/2-3-3-13, Woodcock 2-0-3-4, Sowers 1/1-3-2-8, Schultz-Pruner 2-2-2-6. TOTALS: 12/4-14-17-50.
Allen Community College’s Ben Uno, left, and Kylie Molisee compete in their respective games Saturday at Neosho County. PHOTOS COURTESY OF MIKE MYER
Fillies: Big win Continued from B1
of unselfish play. “I was pleased with our effort,” Carlson said. On defense, the Fillies forced 22 Northfield turnovers — 16 coming from Iola steals. Claudia Lamp scored nine to lead the Suns. Iola returns to action Friday at home against Fort Scott for homecoming. “The girls can use a few days off,” Carlson said. “We can get back
into the gym and work on some things to get ready for Fort Scott and the second half of the Pioneer League.”
Northfield (4-0-5-6—15) Iola (17-19-13-15—64) Northfield (FG/3pt-FT-F-TP): Lamp, 3/1-0-2-9, A. Zimmerman 0-0-1-0, Kenyla Fair 1-0-2-2, Anaya 1-0-1-2, Mason 1-0-2-2. TOTALS: 6/1-0-8-15. Iola (FG/3pt-FT-F-TP): Wade 1-0-3-2, Long 3/1-0-0-9, Moore 0/1-0-1-3, Piazza 0/3-1-1-10, Lohman 4-0-0-8, Endicott 1-01-2, Haar 4-4-2-12, Platt 2-0-2-4, Driskel 4-0-0-8, Macha 3-0-2-6. TOTALS: 22/5-5-12-64.
Wrestlers: Misenhelter, Conner, Garber sparkle on mats Continued from B1
matches last longer sometimes. Right now, he’s got one or two moves that work against most of these kids, but if he comes up against some of the better wrestlers in the state, he may need to utilize something else. Today was a good day for Cody.” Senior John Whitworth took fourth at 160 pounds, going 4-2 on the day. His two losses were to opponents with a combined 38-6 record on the seson. “John was in a tough bracket,” Carson said. “We had 21 teams at the tournament, and 20 of them had a wrestler in that weight class. That’s not to make excuses, though. John should be doing well.” Mike Armstrong garnered fifth place at 138 pounds in exciting fashion. His late reversal against John Trumpower of Flinthills turned a 7-6 deficit into an 8-7 win. Armstrong went 2-2
solation semifinal. The Mustangs are at Independence Thursday for a pair of dual matches against Independence and Caney Valley. Eureka Invitational Results for Iola:
Iola High’s Bryce Misenhelter gets the advantage Saturday over Wyatt Anderson of Caney Valley. Misenhelter took home the 195-pound championship at the Eureka Invitational Tournament. REGISTER/RICHARD LUKEN on the day. “He competed well,” Carson said. “I was proud of him for getting that reversal. A match like this is something he can build on.” Tavon Blazek finished fifth at 170 pounds, losing a consolation match semifinal in heart-breaking fashion. He had earned two points for a takedown against Eureka’s Cole Wolfsbauer
to take a 5-4 lead in the third period. “But Tavon got caught in an awkward position, and the other kid was able to get a reversal.” The two points for Wolfsbauer came with less than 5 seconds in the match, giving him a 6-5 win. Blazek rebounded by defeating Chase County’s Gabe Dorsey, 9-1, in the fifth-place match.
“Tavon’s a good wrestler, but he’s still adjusting to how we want him to wrestle,” Carson said. Travis Rieske went 1-2 on the day at 145 pounds. He lost to eventual runner-up Chuck Schmidt of Eureka before rebounding to pin Leaf Howell of Remington. Rieske was eliminated from medal contention when he was defeated by Greg Matthews in a con-
138 pounds, Mike Armstrong (2-2, fourth place) Zack Thornburg, Remington, def. Armstrong, 2-0 Armstrong def. Christian Foulk, Coffeyville, 9-4 Corey Tyler, St. Marys, def. Armstrong, 10-2 145 pounds, Travis Rieske (1-2, did not medal) Chuck Schmidt, Eureka, def. Rieske, fall 1:13 Rieske def. Leaf Howell, Remington, fall :57 Greg Matthews, El Dorado, def. Rieske, fall 3:36 152 pounds, Cody Conner (4-1, third place) Conner def. Quentin Geren, Rose Hill, fall :20 Conner def. Matt Brungardt, Erie, fall, :34 Gage Armstrong, El Dorado, def. Conner, 18-0 Armstrong def. Blake Hollandsworth, Caney Valley, fall :55 Conner def. Dakota Cline, Eureka, fall :39 160 pounds, John Whitworth (3-2, fourth place) Whitworth def. Mark Ball, Fredonia, fall 1:36
Whitworth def. Matt Triboletti, El Dorado, fall 1:35 Curtis Ayland, Clearwater, def. Whitworth, 9-2 Whitworth def. Preston Nelson, Hillsboro, fall 2:02 Bobby Bleakley, St. Marys, def. Whitworth, 15-8 170 pounds, Tavon Blazek (3-2, fifth place) Tommy Finley, Fredonia, def. Blazek, 11-2 Blazek def. Maxx Serl, Burlington, fall 2:35 Blazek def. Isaac Jones, Caney Valley, fall 1:19 Cole Wolfsbauer, Eureka, def. Blazek, 6-5 Blaze def. Gabe Dorsey, Chase County, 9-1 182 pounds, Andrew Garber (4-1, third place) Garber def. Brycen Gulick, Caney Valley, fall 4:00 Garber def. Levi Mendoza, Hillsboro, 4-1 Darick Jones, Clearwater, def. Garber, 27-10 Garber def. Kyle Sherwood, Cheney, fall 2:29 Garber def. Mendoza, fall 1:38 195 pounds, Bryce Misenhelter (4-0, first place) Misenhelter def. Wyatt Anderson, Caney Valley, fall 2:08 Misenhelter def. Chris Crofoot, Chase County, fall :27 Misenhelter def. Grant Newton, Coffeyville, fall :20 Misenhelter def. Joe Metzger, Burlington, dec. 3-0.