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IOLA REGISTER Wednesday, March 13, 2013

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On Comet... Mike Myer, Humboldt, wasn’t kidding when he said stargazers would have an even better shot at seeing PanSTARRS, a comet visible shortly after sunset this week on the western horizon. Myer shared a photo he took Monday night (see Tuesday’s Register) with the admonition that Tuesday night’s viewing would be even more spectacular with the nearby crescent moon. The comet will remain visible shortly after sundown through this week, although its appearance will quickly fade each night. Using binoculars is the best way to spot the comet, Myer said.

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Storm chaser ‘blows away’ audience USD 257 gets new superintendent By STEVEN SCHWARTZ

Many peoples’ day-jobs have stresses and challenges. Reed Timmer’s day-job takes him into the eye of a tornado. “It’s important to follow your passion,” Timmer said. “Mine is weather.” But he is no meteorologist. Timmer, a storm chaser who has appeared on Discovery Channel’s original show “Storm Chasers,” made a presentation at the Bowlus Fine Arts Center Tuesday night. He spent two hours describing his efforts to venture as close as possible toward the eye of a tornado. His goal is to study a tornado’s properties close to the ground in an effort to understand how to avoid its damages in populated areas. While he started storm chasing in a compact car during his college days, his team now has much more sophisticated instruments at their disposal. Over the past several years, Timmer has developed two storm-chasing vehicles — dramatically named Dominator I and Dominator II (there is currently a Dominator III beSee STORM | Page A3


After two months of searching, USD 257 has found its new superintendent, Jack Koehn. Koehn will be taking over for Brian Pekarek who turned in his resignation mid-January. Pekarek’s contract ends June 30 and Koehn will begin his twoyear contract on July 1. Koehn is currently principal at Canton-Galva High School, where he himself graduated in 1978. Koehn attended McPherson College where he played basketball and got his degree in history. Koehn began his career in Hoisington as a middle school social studies teacher. In 1984-85 Koehn returned to his hometown of Canton to take the po-

sition of head basketball coach. “I’ve been in Canton-Galva ever since in a variety of positions,” he Jack Koehn said. K o e h n jumped on the technology wagon in its infancy. “I became the technology coordinator and that lasted about four years. Then I started getting interested in administration. I started to see the district as a whole in a new perspective,” Koehn said. To broaden his career’s horizons Koehn went back to school at Emporia State University to See KOEHN | Page A3

Correction Register/Steven Schwartz

Storm Chaser Reed Timmer speaks to an audience at the Bowlus Fine Arts Center Tuesday evening. Timmer has been featured on Discovery Channel’s “Storm Chasers.”

It was reported in Tuesday’s Register that to make up for Iola school district’s deficit of 39 minutes of contact hours with students due to snow days, that a minute would be added to the end of each Friday school day for the rest of the school year. There will be one minute added to the end of every school day beginning Friday. The Register regrets the error.

Highway work a concern for county roads By BOB JOHNSON

Rebuilding U.S. 54 from Iola to the east edge of LaHarpe later this year will involve more than just ripping up the old pavement and pouring nine inches of new concrete. Bill King, director of Public Works, told Allen County commissioners Tuesday morning he turned back a Register/Susan Lynn

Gas gets bargain on playground Campaign directs $800,000 to hospital equipment Members of Uniting For Excellence give Ron Baker, center at right, a check for $800,000. From left are Jan Kershner, Mary Kay Heard, Mary Ann Arnott, Don Copley, Baker, Gary McIntosh, Karen Lee, Susan Michael and Karen Gilpin.


Trustees of the new Allen County Regional Hospital accepted a gift of $800,000 Tuesday night from members of the Uniting for Excellence Hospital Campaign. “I am overwhelmed,” said Ron Baker, chief executive officer of the hospital. The gift comes from an accumulation of large and small donations alike received over the course of the fundraising campaign for the new hospital and will be used to purchase new equipment.

“It all adds up,” said Mary Ann Arnott, who has been involved with the fundraising arm. To date, the fundraising campaign has raised $1,796,997 in cash and pledges, said Susan Michael, executive director of the Allen County Community Foundation, which oversees funds raised in the campaign. The goal is $3.2 million.

Darrin Petrowsky, Kansas Department of Transportation district engineer, told the Register the contract for rebuild of the four-lane highway’s concrete pavement called for 11,363 square yards of concrete, which at nine inches of thickness would weigh about 5,750 tons. Anywhere the old paveSee HIGHWAY | Page A2

Should local governments (i.e. city and county) provide funding for the Allen County Animal Rescue Facility (ACARF)? No - 18%


AT THEIR meeting, trustees did not approve the construction of a canopy that was to extend over the loading dock at the back of the new hospital. Its price tag, in the

GAS — A new playground toy called an Orbitron costs about $2,500. A device quite similar will be installed in Fees Park on the west edge of Gas at a fraction of the cost. City Superintendent Steve Robb told council members Tuesday night he would fashion the toy from materials on hand at a “lot less than that.” The toy will be an open disc made of tubing mounted at a slight angle atop a pivot on a standard, which kids can grab and swing around on. Robb said areas under playground equipment in the park would be replaced with

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proposal to dispose of ripped up pavement at the landfill. If it were to be deposited there, it would have to be ground to manageable size, a process that the county’s rock crusher can’t handle because of rebar in the concrete. Wherever the material is put, it will be of concern to the county.

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Obituaries Robert West

Robert Logan West, 91, Colony, passed away peacefully in the presence of his family at Anderson County Hospital on Saturday, March 9, 2013. Robert was born Aug. 9, 1921, on a farm in rural C o l o n y, the son Robert West of Logan and Gertrude West. He grew up in rural Colony and graduated from Le Roy High School in 1939. On April 24, 1946, he married Roberta McGhee in a parsonage in Le Roy. After their marriage they moved to their lifelong home in rural Colony where they raised their three children. Robert

Gene Sauder

Gene David Sauder, 77, Le Roy, passed away Monday, March 11, 2013, at Allen County Hospital in Iola. Gene was born Jan. 10, 1936, on the family farm in Coffey County, the son of Chester Arthur and Helen Eugenia (Elder) Sauder. He graduated from Le Roy High School and spent the rest of his life in the Le Roy area farming and raising livestock for many years. On Aug. 5, 1956, he and Patricia JoAnn “Patty” Wright were married in Le Roy. Gene had served as

Don Sifers

D o n Shelton Sifers, 79, passed a w a y Dec. 24, 2012, at his home. Don Sifers He was born Feb. 1, 1933 in Kansas City, Mo., to Earl Iba Sifers and Elizabeth Shelton Sifers.

was a proud serviceman, spending three years in the Army, from 1942 to 1945. Robert also spent most of his life farming before he retired in 1997. During that time he spent many years serving on the Le Roy cooperative board. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and the outdoors, with many household pets bringing him joy through the years. He is survived by his wife of 67 years, Roberta West of the home; three children, Ronda West, Randall West and his wife, Karon, and Kylie Moon and her husband, Jonathan; six grandchildren, Marilyn Cuch and her husband, Cameron, Eric West and his wife, Shay, Ryan West, Blake West, Brooke Connell and her husband, Kipp,

and Piper Moon; and seven great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by parents Logan and Gertrude West, sister Avis Richards and brothers Lawrence and Paul West. Visitation is from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at First Christian Church in Le Roy. Funeral service will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at First Christian Church in Le Roy. Burial will be at Logue Cemetery east of Le Roy. Memorial choice is Wounded Warrior Project and may be left with Waugh-Yokum & Friskel Memorial Chapel of Iola, which is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences for the family may be left at

president of the Le Roy cooperative board of directors. He was a member of the Le Roy Assembly of God. In earlier years he was an avid quail hunter. His wife, Patty, preceded him in death on Aug. 17, 2001. He was also preceded by an infant son on Sept. 5, 1957, his son David Eugene Sauder on March 30, 2004; and two infant brothers. He leaves his daughter, Ginger West, and husband Wayne, rural Colony; five grandchildren, Alexandria Cox, Gene Sauder, Spencer West and wife Amy, Miles West and

wife Kerri and Ember West; three great-grandchildren, Parker Gene West, Connor Miles West, and Adayrean Patricia West; his significant other, Jo Lynn Kistner, Iola; a brother, Darrell Sauder and wife Sharon, Rapid City, S.D.; and three sisters, June Hannah and husband Morris, Pegram, Tenn., Shirley Johnson, Amarillo, Texas, and Mary Kurtz, Eureka. Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday at Jones Funeral Home in Burlington. Burial will follow in Le Roy Cemetery. The family will meet with friends from 7 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

Don grew up in Iola, and graduated from Iola High School in 1951. He was a graduate of the University of Kansas and was a member of Phi Delta Theta. Over the years, he maintained an active interest and valued his many friendships. Don enjoyed his friends as they did him. An avid hunter, he was a founding member of Fontana

Farms in LaCygne. He and another friend also founded a breakfast club known as the Wednesday Morning Study Group. These 14 men are good friends and have gathered weekly for the past 25 years. Don was predeceased by his parents, brother and sister. He is survived by a daughter, niece and nephews. Services were private.

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ment is taken will involve some travel on a county road, an outcome that has King a bit nervous. Depending on how the concrete is hauled, trucks will carry between 15 tons (for a 10-wheeler) to 20 to 25 for a semi-unit support-

ed by 18 wheels. “State highways are designed to handle those kinds of loads repeatedly day after day,” King observed. “County roads aren’t.” If loads were to average 25 tons, hauling 5,750 tons would mean 230 loads. King allowed that

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might cause structural problems to roads, but “we’ll work with the contractor and do what we can to help out.”

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ing constructed in Michigan). These armored beasts are the remains of Chevy Tahoes plated with 16-gauge steel armor. They are built as close to the ground as possible. “It’s the opposite of an airplane wing, meant to cancel out lift,” Timmer said. The Dominator II has hydraulics that can lower it to the ground during a tornado, and four-inch hydraulic spikes that can shoot into the ground to anchor it down — they can even penetrate concrete and asphalt. He told the audience he never informed his auto-insurance company that he transformed his vehicle into a storm-chasing vehicle. “I would drive it up to 7-11, it was my personal vehicle,” Timmer said with a smile. In addition to the vehicle, Timmer’s team can make use of rockets, small remote-controlled helicopters, and parachutes shot out of air cannons to get

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neighborhood of $42,000, hit the trustees as too high. “I’d rather spend the money on equipment that will generate revenue,” said Baker, when asked for his opinion. The building project is under budget by almost $10,000 with about $2.7 million left in the pot, as well as another $770,000 in the owners’ contingency fund, said Sheldon Streeter, project manager with Murray Construction. A PROGRAM to have fourth-year medical students and students fairly along in their residency programs to work alongside physicians at the hospital is being explored. Baker said representatives from the University of Kansas Medical School visited with him about rural residency rotations. Students would spend a month at a time working at the hospital to get the


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with little to no fatalities. He said this is due to better warning systems and better understandings. “People are taking tornadoes more seriously than ever,” he said. During a chase, however, if any storm chaser encounters a person with injuries or who needs help, he said “their chase is over.” “Every storm chaser needs to have some level of first aid training,” he said. His team enjoys chasing storms in unpopulated areas, where no damage to cities can be done. During a tornado chase in a city, their job is limited to reporting the tornadoes to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association (NOAA) and warning local authorities. But, if they are chasing the funnels in a rural area — caution is thrown to the wind, no pun intended. It seems to be Timmer’s comfort zone. “I’m more afraid of public speaking events than any tornado, honestly,” Timmer said with a smile.

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sensors into a tornado. All of his equipment is designed to withstand a tornado’s titanic power. His current project is studying “suction vortices.” They are smaller tornado funnels that are precipitated quickly on the ground from the parent tornado, and cause severe damage due to their focused wind energy. He estimates that winds can reach 500 to 600 mph easily in a suction vortex and can carry debris over 50 miles from the storm. “That’s why we’ll oftentimes see a house that is destroyed, standing next to a house that is completely intact,” Timmer said. Timmer showed several videos of his early days as a storm chaser, all the way to a video taken during last year’s season of “Storm Chasers.” He said tornado science has come a long way in the past few years, and people are beginning to understand how serious a tornado can be. Several large tornados, F4 and F5 on the Fujita scale, have plowed through populated areas

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feel of a rural setting. “All we’d be out is room and board,” he said. The program would be a good way to recruit physicians, on both ends of the stick, he said. “They’d see what our area is like and we’d see how they practice

medicine before any decisions were made,” he said. TRUSTEES will meet again next week beginning at 6 p.m. The earlier meeting is to discuss signage and promotional materials. The meetings are open to the public.

Financial Focus Be Aware of Risks of Not Investing You’ve no doubt heard about the risks associated with investing. This investment carries this type of risk, while that investment carries another one. And it is certainly true that all investments do involve some form of risk. But what about not investing? Isn’t there some risk associated with that, too? In fact, by staying on the investment sidelines, or at least by avoiding long-term, growth-oriented investments, you may incur several risks. Here are some to consider: • You might not keep up with inflation. If you put all your money under the proverbial “mattress,” or, more realistically, you keep it all in “cash” instruments and very short-term investments, you might think you are “playing it safe.” After all, you might reason, your principal is protected, so even if you don’t really make any money, you’re not losing it, either. But that’s not strictly true, because if your money is in investment vehicles that don’t even keep up with inflation, you can lose ground. In fact, even at a relatively mild three percent annual inflation rate, your purchasing power will decline by about half in just 25 years. • You might outlive your money. For a 65-year-old couple, there’s a 50 percent chance that one spouse will live past age 90, according to the Society of Actuaries. This statistic suggests that you may need your investments to help provide enough income to sustain you for two, or even three, decades in retirement. • You might not be able to maintain your financial independence. Even if you don’t totally run out of money, you could end up scrimping by — or, even worse, you could become somewhat dependent on your grown children for financial assistance. For most people, this prospect is unacceptable. Consequently, you’ll want to make appropriate financial decisions to help maintain your financial independence. • You might not be able to retire on your terms. You would probably like to decide when you retire and how you’ll retire — that is, what sort of lifestyle you’ll pursue during retirement. But both these choices may be taken out of your hands if you haven’t invested enough to retire on your own terms. • You might not be be able to leave the type of legacy you desire. Like most people, you would probably like to be able to leave something behind to your family and to those charitable organizations you support. You can help create this type of legacy through the appropriate legal vehicles — i.e., a will, a living trust and so no — but you’ll still need to fund these mechanisms somehow. And that means you’ll need to draw on all your financial assets, including your investments. Work with your financial advisor to determine the mixture of growth and income investments you need during your working years and as you move toward retirement to help you meet your retirement goals. However you do it, get into the habit of investing, and never lose it — because the risks of not investing are just too great.

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members agreed to enroll all of Gas in the Neighborhood Revitalization Program for another three years when the current edition expires May 31. In the program improvements or new construction of $5,000 or more are eligible for a property tax abatement of 95 percent for five years, which then declines by 20 percent over the next five years. The program is meant to encourage upgrades in blighted residential or commercial areas but communities have latitude to expand it, such as Gas has to include all of the city. Gas will start accepting credit card payments for utility bills, but the process must be done in Clerk Rhonda Hill’s office. Hill said she would record card numbers for COUNCIL

gravel and a large round picnic table also would be installed. In the restroom, a station on which to change a baby’s diaper is also being installed. Volunteers and Gas employees have upgraded the park since it opened several years ago and have made it a destination not only for residents but also for people from neighboring communities. Streets also will be upgraded this summer. “I’ve talked to Bill King (Allen County director of Public Works) about chipseal,” Robb said. About 7 1/2 miles will be treated, with Gas providing hot oil and the county equipment and rock. “We also have some potholes to fix and cracks to fill,” Robb said.

payment through an Internet site. Council members also approved an insurance set-aside policy, which will have the city attach 10 percent of insurance proceeds when a home is substantially damaged by fire, explosion or wind. Money retained will be returned once a property is cleaned up to the city’s satisfaction. OTHER NEWS:

— Gas learned its property, casualty and worker’s compensation EMC insurance premium increased about 4 percent to $13,118. The previous year’s was $12,645. — A pet clinic will be Saturday from 9 to 11 a.m. at the city shop. Owners may have their pets vaccinated and registered. — City Hall is closed today through Friday while Hill attends a city clerks conference in Wichita.

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get his master’s degree. He then took the position of principal. In 2007 yet another opportunity presented itself. The current superintendent at Canton-Galva suggested Koehn get his district level certification because he would be retiring soon and thought Koehn would make a good replacement. “But he hasn’t retired yet. It’s not anyone’s fault,” Koehn said. Koehn took his certification and began his hunt for a superintendent position. The move is not only to benefit his career but his family’s agenda as well. He and his wife, Kathy, became first-time grandparents 14 months ago. Kylee, their oldest daughter, lives in Kansas City, so it was only fitting that when he and Kathy chose


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Though the move will bring him closer to his family it will be taking him away from other family. He and Kathy will be leaving behind parents and siblings. “Our folks are still in Canton-Galva, but other siblings are around too. They will be well taken care of I’m sure,” he said. Canton-Galva school district as a whole is a little smaller than Iola, however, Koehn doesn’t see that as a challenge. “I have a good feel for the size of Iola and the teachers and the overall complexity of the district,” he said. The schools “function about the same, have the same process.” From now until July 1 Koehn said he plans to begin building relationships with the district members, such as the board members and central office personnel. “That will be my goal,” he said. Koehn said he doesn’t have any plans in his back pocket for Iola, only that he wants to “get to know Iola and have Iola get to know me and my family.”

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Cuts can’t fix gap between revenue and expenditures As Kansas policymakers work to produce a fiscal year 2014 budget, they face a huge gap between expected revenue and expenditures. The official estimate for state general fund (SGF) revenue in FY 2014 totals $5.464 billion, but SGF expenditures currently exceed that amount by more than $700 million. Can deep spending cuts close most of the gap? It’s not likely, and here’s why. Look at the chart at right,

Duane Goossen

KHI which shows how the current $6.198 billion SGF budget is being spent. Half of the money goes directly into the public school finance formula, but even without further cuts, those dollars do not cover as much as they used to. In FY 2009 the formula was based on $4,400 per pupil. Today it is based on $3,838 per pupil. Plus, a lawsuit be-

fore the state Supreme Court could easily require the state to add much more into school finance. Almost 20 percent of the SGF pays for the state share of Medicaid. With the new KanCare system now in place, the state is contractually obligated to pay for these services. Not only is this area of the budget safe from reductions, but it will need to be increased in order to accommodate rising health costs and growth in the number of people receiving Medicaid services. Postsecondary education takes 12.3 percent, or just under $800 million. Big cuts here hurt state universities and will lead very directly to tuition increases. Other human services — 7.3 percent of SGF — covers state hospitals and health programs not funded through Medicaid. Most public safety spending — 6.1 percent of SGF — supports the state corrections system but also the Kansas Highway Patrol and Kansas Bureau of Investigation. General government — 4.5 percent — includes the Legislature and court system. Finally, agriculture and natural resources spending

in the FY 2014 budget that he recommended to the Legislature. It appears as though his proposed FY 2014 budget is $115 million lower than current spending, but he achieves that by shifting costs like school transportation to other funds, not by actually cutting much. Likewise, as the House and Senate budget committees have reviewed the budget, they have made changes and applied cuts. However, the committee reductions do not even begin to approach the $700-plus-million required to balance the budget with cuts alone.

Medicaid (Kansas Share) 19.5% K-12 Education 50.0%

Postsecondary Education 12.3%

Other Human Services 7.3% Public Safety 6.1%

General Government 4.5%

takes up less than 1 percent of the budget. With more than 89 percent of the current budget — or over $5.5 billion — directed to-

Agriculture & Natural Resources 0.3%

ward education or human services, where would more than $700 million come from? Gov. Sam Brownback did not propose any deep SGF cuts

Goossen, M.P.A., vice president for Fiscal and Health Policy, oversees KHI’s research and analysis of state fiscal policy, health reform, and other health policy issues. Goossen is a former member of the Kansas House of Representatives (1983-1997), and served as state budget director for 12 years in the administrations of three governors — Republican Bill Graves and Democrats Kathleen Sebelius and Mark Parkinson.

A look back in time 60 Years Ago Week of March 10, 1953

Three steps to open government My mom used to have a small, three-legged wooden stool. I don’t remember the stool being used for any reason, just something to set a newspaper or magazine on for a minute. It was small and thus not sturdy enough to hold anything of weight.

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But no matter if it was strong and sturdy, the threelegged stool was no good if something happened to one of the legs. It couldn’t stand on just two. You’re probably already wondering what a threelegged stool has to do with the newspaper business. Open government is a three-legged stool. It takes open meetings. It takes open records. It takes public notices. Any of the three being absent you don’t really have open government. I would wager that the news side of newspapers

thinks all of government can be “open” if just its meetings and records are kept public. And I would wager an equal amount that the advertising/ business side would argue without public notices, government really can’t be open. Like the old Certs breath mint ad, “Stop. You’re both right.” It takes all three. Together. If one of the three is missing, any one of the three, open government is off-balance. Open meetings: lots can go on behind closed doors and lots does. The law gives public agencies the right to enter into closed meetings under certain conditions. The law limits the presence of people at those meetings and nothing can be finalized. Any final action must be done in public. Open meetings also give citizens the right to speak on a particular subject. Much like lobbying in some respect but the comments play an important part of a public agency’s decisions on most items. Open records: much like open meetings, most records are open. Those records can be closed under certain conditions but the records are important for a variety of reasons. Often, those records will reveal what has happened behind the scenes, with agen-

cies trying to restrict knowledge of what has happened in certain situations. Maybe it’s a financial settlement with a fired public agency employee. Maybe it’s what happened in a court proceeding. Maybe it’s just simple communications between agencies. Open records are much more than that, I know, but open records are an important part of that three-legged stool. Public notices: these probably get overlooked when compared to open meetings and open records. Editorial departments won’t understand the reason for them, why government agencies should pay to have information published. Advertising departments will favor this one over open meetings and open records. Those are good but with public notices certain information has to be published and that information could be very revealing. On their own, each is important and each plays a role in open government — government of the people, for the people and by the people. True open government can only be open with the threelegged stool in perfect balance. Thompson is executive director of the Kentucky Press Association.

A six-week course in Bible study, known as the Leadership Training School, will be opened next Tuesday in the senior high school under the auspices of the Iola Junior College and Ministerial Alliance. All interested persons in the county are invited to enroll. The program will include two courses designed particularly for Sunday School and Vacation Bible School teachers and two for adults who want a deeper knowledge of important religious questions. Judge Spencer A. Gard will lead a course in the Old Testament, Content and Values. Judge Gard has made a particular study of the Old Testament. A second class for adults will be taught by the Rev. E. E. Tillotson, pastor of First Methodist Church. His subject will be “How We Got our Denominations.” ***** Iola’s Teen Town is expected to be open for business on the night of March 21. The project has been jointly completed by a group of students with the support, financial and otherwise, of the Iola Jaycees and Jaynes. Among the student volunteers are Marita Ford, Patty Fox, Howard Sellman, John Layle, Virginia White,

Eddie Abbott, Bennie Wright and John Openhaver. The Teen Town Club will use three rooms in the Brigham Building on East Madison, directly over the Penney store. The Key Club and the Kayettes, student organizations, provided many of the volunteers and have also provided some furnishings. ***** A plan to warn Iolans and those living in this vicinity of approaching tornadoes will soon be put into effect by Mayor Charles Wilson and his fellow commissioners. Its success will depend on the cooperation of volunteer observers living within a radius of 10 miles. The observers will notify the police department when a funnel cloud is spotted and the fire department will then sound a five-minute continuous blast on the siren. When the danger is past, an all-clear signal consisting of three oneminute blasts with two minutes of silence between them will be sounded. ***** Ivan Strickler of Iola, president of the Allen County Farm Bureau, will be in a group of farm leaders from Kansas who will visit Ezra T. Benson, secretary of agriculture, and other national officials in Washington, D.C., next week.

U.S. debt clock

As of March 13, 2013, the U.S. debt is $16,710,247,091,106. The estimated population of the U.S. is 314,584,138. So each citizen’s share of the debt is $53,119. The Iola Register

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Saturday - Free Game Night, United Methodist Church basement, 6-8 p.m.; Walk Kansas, March 17-May 11; Monday - Seekers Not Slackers 4-H Club, Lone Elm community building, 7 p.m.; Jolly Dozen Club, 7 p.m.; Tuesday - Library Board meeting, city hall, 5:30 p.m.; Lions Club, United Methodist Church basement, 7 p.m.

School calendar

Spring break is next week.

Senior meals

Friday - tuna and broccoli bake, baby bakers, country blend veggies, bread, apple salad; Monday - Mr. Rib, baked beans, cucumber and onion salad, hamburger bun, peaches; Wednesday - fried chicken breast, mashed potatoes, gravy, green beans, roll, cake and ice cream. Games played each meal day. Phone 620-852-3479 for reservations.

Christian church

Scripture presented at Sunday’s church service was Matthew 5. Pastor Mark McCoy presented the sermon “Road to Recovery — God’s Role in

Confession and Transformation.� March 24 - Easter Egg

Mrs. Morris Luedke 852-3379

Hunt, 2 p.m. at the city ballpark; March 29 Good Friday Service at the Community Church, 7 p.m.


Scripture read at the United Methodist Church service Sunday was Luke 15:1-3 and 1132. Pastor Leslie brought the sermon. Palm Sunday breakfast, 8:30 a.m. in fellowship hall at the church.


The first Vacation Bible School meeting was Sunday afternoon at the United Methodist Church. June 17-21 was tentatively set for Vacation Bible School classes. The next organizational meeting is in April. PTO

LeAnn Church con-

ducted the March 5 meeting. Chrissy Powell, secretary read the minutes. Treasury balance is $2,312.68 — Book fair and carnival proceeds to be added. Box tops submitted totaled $320 last month. The box top drive will end in April. Middle school students will sell Little Caesar’s pizza starting March 15 and ending April 2 with an assembly held on the 15th. Pizzas will be delivered April 17 from 3 to 6 p.m. Undergarments are still needed, please bring them to the office. Susan Jones asked about having juice for students during state assessments. Around $1,600 was made at the book fair, possibly $700 in free books are to be received.         The part for the playground slide is expected to arrive in three or four weeks. Cost is $1.50 per student for the Body Venture and will take two hours to set up. We need 12-24 volunteers and Richard Burkdoll, principal, will put in an application to see if this can be obtained next

Kansas Democrats outline tax proposals By JOHN HANNA AP Political Writer

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Democrats in the Kansas Senate will push to decrease the state’s sales tax and provide additional tax relief for the state’s poorest residents when the chamber debates tax legislation, their leader said Tuesday. Minority Leader Anthony Hensley of Topeka outlined proposals that would expand the scope of tax legislation the Senate will debate this week. He said Democrats will seek to preserve two major key tax policies that Republican Gov. Sam Brownback wants to scrap so that the state can

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stabilize its budget and still pursue further personal income tax cuts. Brownback and many GOP legislators want to follow up on massive personal income tax cuts enacted last year by enacting a second round of rate reductions and positioning the state to phase out individual income tax cuts. To lessen potential budget problems, the Senate bill includes Brownback’s proposals to cancel a drop in the sales tax scheduled for July and eliminate an income tax deduction for the interest on home mortgages. Hensley said Democrats will propose keeping the deduction for homeowners and allowing the sales tax to decrease to 5.7 percent from 6.3 percent, as planned. In addition, Hensley said Democrats will offer amendments to the bill that would restore tax breaks eliminated last year for renters and families using child care, and restore a rebate poor families receive for the sales tax they pay on groceries. Hensley said shared the details of the Democrats’ plan with The Associated Press and said his party’s goal is to ensure that this year’s tax legislation doesn’t benefit only wealthy Kansans. “You’ve got clear choices here to make,� Hens-

ley said. “Do you want to lessen the burden for low-income people or cut taxes for the rich?� Hensley acknowledged that Democrats, who are outnumbered 32-8 by Republicans in the Senate, won’t propose any offsetting revenue-raising ideas. That’s certain to open them to criticism that adopting their measures would cause budget problems. “We knew it was coming,� said Senate Assessment and Taxation Committee Chairman Les Donovan, a Wichita Republican. “I don’t consider it constructive at all.� Hensley outlined the Senate Democrats’ proposals hours before the House Taxation Committee took up a plan from Chairman Richard Carlson, a St. Marys Republican, as an alternative to the governor’s package. Carlson also wants to allow the sales tax to drop as planned in July, something legislators promised three years ago when they boosted the sales tax to help balance the budget. He also proposes to phase out all income tax deductions as rates drop. Unlike Brownback, who would guarantee a decline in income tax rates over the next four years, Carlson’s plan wouldn’t allow rates to drop each year unless state revenues grew by 2 percent first.

Due to the overwhelming response to our bi-annual chicken & noodle dinner, March 13th will be dine in or carry out dinners only.

year. PTO will continue to find a later date for school assembly. April 19 at 6:30 p.m. is reading night. It is strongly encouraged an adult be with the child. Theme is “Let’s Go Camping.� Ideas for playground equipment are to be brought at next meeting, March 25. A grill out may be held at teacher appreciation May 10. End of year cookout will be checked on for May 20. 4-H

Seekers Not Slackers 4-H Club participated at Regional 4-H Club Day. Placing in Project Talk was Tyler Gillespie with a Blue; Hailey Gillespie, Top Blue in Junior Demonstration; Makayla Jones, Red in Intermediate Demonstration and Dal Lacey, Top Blue in Senior Demonstration.

Lions club

President A.J. Silvey opened the March 6 meeting. The annual pancake and soup feed was reported profitable with amounts to go toward good community causes. A donation of $125 was made to Crest

By MARGERY BECK Associated Press

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The amount of water released into the lower Missouri River will increase this month as expected but will be less than the amount usually released in March, a move that could affect river shipping and offers mixed news on whether drought will ease or worsen this year. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers on Tuesday stood by last month’s prediction that winter runoff from melting snow and rain into the river above Sioux City, Iowa, will be 80 percent of normal this year. That forecast helped the corps determine how much water to release from the Gavins Point dam on the South Dakota-Nebraska border. The corps announced in a conference call from Omaha that starting Monday, the amount of water will be increased from about 14,000 cubic feet per second to between 23,000 to 28,000 cubic feet per second to help support barge traffic on the river. The corps said it plans to increase water releases over several days until the river’s navigation channel reaches the 8-foot-by-200-foot mark. But that amount will provide only enough water for a minimal

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School and $50 to the Junior/Senior prom. A contest is in the process for the elementary school kids to name the Lions Club aluminum can recycling drop-off box. The winning class will win a pizza party, compliment of the Lions. All aluminum cans are accepted from the community. A special thanks to Rick Horn, Halfway House Saloon owner, for his continuous contribution of cans. A good service the Lions provide is tree trimming for community residents. If you need trees trimmed, contact an officer for a bid. Next meeting is March 20.

Aluminum cans

The Lions Club has placed an aluminum can collection bin in the business area. It is a little white building set between the Rural Water office and the doctor’s clinic, between Pine and Cherry Streets. Kenton and Denise King deliver these pop tabs to Ronald McDonald House and Children’s Mercy Hospital in Kansas City. Your time and efforts in sav-


ing these pop tabs are very much appreciated.

Photography Exhibit

A photography display by Phyllis Luedke may be seen at the Works of Art Gallery, Humboldt, east side of the square during the month of March. On the 16th from 2-4 p.m. a reception will also be held. Phyllis’ photography work has been on display at several locations in the past few years. Her work has been viewed several times in the Register. Around town

Word has been received of the death of Jack Finley, 89, Atwood on March 10. He is the husband of Doris Luedke Finley and brotherin-law of Wayne, Morris and Stanley Luedke. Doris Finley’s address is 305 N. 2nd St., Atwood 67730. Doris is a Colony native graduating from Colony High School. Sympathy is expressed to Roberta West at the death of her husband, Robert West, 91, Colony who died March 9 at the Anderson County Hospital. Funeral services are pending.

Missouri River releases will continue to increase

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channel. A normal navigation channel is 9 feet deep and 300 feet wide, so barges may not be able to carry full loads this spring. Currently, the river is at a level that does not allow barge traffic. The corps also anticipates shortening the Missouri River navigation season by four days


Iowa, Kansas and Missouri, recent rains and snow have improved drought conditions in the basin, said Doug Kluck, regional climate services director for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Temperatures should remain below normal for the next two weeks

We’re really not able to key on any strong climate signal that would help us narrow that (precipitation amounts) down. As time goes on, we’ll be able to do a little bit better. — Doug Kluck, Regional Services Director for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

this year, based on the runoff forecast, said Jody Farhat, chief of the corps’ Water Management Division for the Northwestern Division. “But if we get much less runoff and things really dry out, our lower basin study indicated that the navigation study could be shortened by as much as 27 days,� Farhat said. The decision on whether to shorten the season will be made on July 1, based on the volume of water stored in the Missouri River reservoir system. Typically, the corps releases enough water to allow barges to navigate the river until Dec. 1. This year, that could end as soon as early November if the drought worsens. While the drought persists in most of the river basin that covers large parts of Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska,


and the region could see more precipitation through the end of March, Kluck said. But temperatures in the late spring and summer are expected to be above normal, and experts are unable to predict whether the region will get more or less precipitation than normal in that time. “We’re really not able to key on any strong climate signal that would help us narrow that down,� Kluck said. “As time goes on, we’ll be able to do a little bit better.� The unpredictability of spring rains has plagued the corps before. Melting snow and heavy rains in 2011 led to historic flooding along the Missouri River. The onslaught lasted for more than 100 days, flooding farmland in Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska and Iowa. Only a year later, the same area was plagued by drought.


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Pioneer League recognizes Iola tandem

Tyler Powelson

Two of Iola High’s leading contributors on the court this season earned recognition by the Pioneer League. The Mustangs’ Tyler Powelson and Mason Coons were voted to the all league squad. Powelson was named to the first team; Coons to the second. Powelson, a 6-2 junior, averaged 8.6 points and 7.9 rebounds per game. He also had 31 steals, 1.6 per contest, and 28 blocked shots, which accounted for all but eight of Iola’s blocks as a team. Powelson scored in double figures in eight games, including a season-high 19 on Dec. 4 against Burlington.

Mason Coons

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Cub, Wildcat players noted Three of Humboldt High’s signature players earned recognition for their exploits on the hardwoods this season. Fresh off a state championship game appearance, Humboldt’s Noah Thornbrugh, Tanner McNutt and Nathan Whitcomb were named to the Tri-Valley League all-league team. The senior triumvirate led the way as Humboldt rolled through a perfect undefeated season, then captured the Class 3A substate crown in thrilling fashion, defeating Burlington in double-overtime and Eureka in overtime to earn a state playoff berth. The fun continued at state, with the Cubs overcoming a five-point deficit down the stretch to defeat SalinaSacred Heart before thumping Silver Lake 47-35 to earn the title shot. Humboldt lost the title game Saturday to three-time 3A state champion Scott City, 74-55, to end the year at 25-1. The 6-6 Thornbrugh led Humboldt with 15.8 points and 7.6 rebounds and 1.7 blocks per game. He also ranked second on the team with 2.7 assists and third with 1.8 steals per game. He reached double figures in every game but three, including a 31-point outburst against Neodesha in December. McNutt, 6-2, was second in scoring

for the Cubs at 14.8 points per game. He was second on the team in steals with 52 — one fewer than Whitcomb — while also averaging 3 rebounds and 2.3 assists per contest. McNutt saved his best for last, pouring in 28 points against Scott City. Whitcomb, at 6 feet, was Humboldt’s third leading scorer at 8.8 points per game. He led the team with

Tanner McNutt

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Noah Thornbrugh

Nathan Whitcomb

Cameron Brown

IHS tennis season opens INDEPENDENCE — Iola High’s tennis opened the 2013 season on the right foot Tuesday. Each of the Mustang competitors picked up at least one win. Iola took third among five teams, head coach Lyle Kern reported. Other schools participating were Pittsburg, Chanute, Fort Scott and the hosts from Independence. In singles action, freshman Tyler Heinrich went 2-2 on the day, while senior Jordan Strickler went 1-3. The doubles team of junior

Bryan Mueller and Colby Works went 2-2. The tandem of senior Stephen McDonald and freshman Mason Key went 1-3. “We did well,” Kern said. “We need some improvement in areas, but I was pleased.” The Mustangs get right back into action at 3 p.m. Thursday with a home meet against Independence, Columbus and Parsons. The match is the only home competition of the season for Iola.

Races Saturday This week’s races at Humboldt Speedway will be on Saturday night to begin the first points competition of 2013. An article in Monday’s Register incorrectly reported the races would be Friday. The Friday night races will not begin until April. Next week is the third annual King of America races, March 20-23, followed by another Saturday night race on March 30.

Heat stay hot BY TIM REYNOLDS AP Basketball Writer

MIAMI (AP) — Only a few minutes after the Miami Heat’s winning streak reached 19 games, Erik Spoelstra laid down the next challenge. And it wasn’t to win a 20th straight game. Instead, it was to simply win today. Dwyane Wade scored 23 points and on a night when the stat sheet would suggest a struggle, the Heat rolled once again, extending their winning streak and leading wireSee HEAT | Page B2

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U.S. tops Puerto Rico in WBC By STEVEN WINE AP Sports Writer

MIAMI (AP) — Gio Gonzalez gave Team USA its best start yet, and David Wright provided a big finish. Gonzalez pitched five scoreless innings and the Americans beat Puerto Rico 7-1 in the World Baseball Classic on Tuesday night. Wright drove in five runs, the last three with a bases-loaded double in the eighth. That prompted chants of “U-S-A! U-S-A!” from the crowd of 32,872. The United States fell behind in all three games in the opening round, but led from the first inning against Puerto Rico. The Americans will play Thursday night against the Dominican Republic, which remained unbeaten in the WBC by rallying past Italy 5-4 on Tuesday. Puerto Rico plays Italy in an elimination game today. Gonzalez (1-0), who grew up in nearby Hialeah, struck out five for the hometown team and departed with a 3-0 lead. Manager Joe Torre then went to his bullpen, and five relievers combined to allow one run over the final four innings. Gonzalez lowered the ERA of the U.S. rotation to 4.00. Wright had an RBI groundout in the third

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The United States’ David Wright hits a three-run double during the eighth inning in the World Baseball Classic’s second round at Marlins Park in Miami Tuesday. The U.S. defeated Puerto Rico, 7-1. and a run-scoring single in the fifth. He’s 7 for 16 (.438) with 10 RBIs in four games. Joe Mauer’s two-out RBI double scored Ryan Braun with the first U.S. run in the opening inning. The Americans added a run in the third on singles by Brandon Phillips and Braun and

Wright’s RBI groundout. Adam Jones had a two-run RBI single in the seventh. Marlins right fielder Giancarlo Stanton earned a big cheer from the Miami crowd when he made a running catch at the warning track to rob Martin Maldonado of a two-out, two-RBI

hit in the fourth inning. Stanton also singled twice and walked. Braun and Mauer each reached base four times. Puerto Rico starter Mario Santiago (0-1) allowed three runs in 4 1-3 innings. Angel Pagan’s drove in Puerto Rico’s run in the eighth.

The Heat shot only 43 percent and LeBron James was just 3 for 11 from the field, with the field-goal total matching his lowest from any regular-season game in more than three years. And they won by 17. “Let’s be honest, guys,” said James, who scored 15 points. “We’re not sitting here and saying this is not something special. This is an unbelievable streak that we’re on. We’re playing great basketball. We’re winning in different phases of the game, we’re playing different styles, we’ve won every game, on the road, at

home, double-overtime games, end-of-regulation games, whatever the case may be.” Chris Bosh and Mario Chalmers added 14 apiece for the Heat, who matched the fifthlongest streak in NBA history. Josh Smith scored 15 for the Hawks, who got 12 apiece from Al Horford and Jeff Teague. “Miami is playing very well right now. You have to give credit where credit is due,” Hawks coach Larry Drew said. “Coach (Erik) Spoelstra and his staff over there are doing a great job. Their team is really

moving the basketball, they are playing together, they are playing at a very, very high level right now, and they’re really good right now. We just got beat by a really good basketball team.” Ray Allen scored 12 and Udonis Haslem grabbed 11 rebounds for the Heat. The crowd was 20,350, a record at AmericanAirlines Arena.

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to-wire in beating the Atlanta Hawks 98-81 on Tuesday. Next up: The Heat are in Philadelphia tonight. “It’s a privilege for us to get in our cars and hop on a plane and get into Philly at 4 a.m. after this win and do this again tomorrow night,” Spoelstra said. “That’s the way we’re going to approach it. No excuses.” For about six weeks now, no excuses have been needed — not even on nights where things went far from perfectly for the reigning NBA champions.

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points per game. He led the team with 3.3 assists and was second with 3.4 rebounds. He twice scored 17 points, including in Humboldt’s substate opener against Jayhawk-Linn. Humboldt ran through TVL play with a 10-0 mark. ALSO EARNING all-

TVL status was Yates Center’s Cameron Brown. Brown, a 6-2 junior, averaged 17.8 points. He also led the Wildcats with 8.3 rebounds, 5.1 assists and 2.1 blocks per game. His 2.2 steals per game ranked second. With Brown as the catalyst, Yates Center went 4-16 on the season. Others earning all-

Coons, a 6-3 senior, averaged 10.5 points per game, the only Mustang player to average double figures for the season. He also was Iola’s leading 3-point shooter, draining 32, while connecting on 70 percent of his free throws. Coons averaged 5.8 rebounds, 1.7 assists and 1.3 steals per contest. Coons’ high-water mark was a 20-point outburst Jan. 15 in a win over Sabetha, including a perfect 4-for-4 from 3-point range. After a number of close losses to start the season, the Mustangs hit January on a high note,

winning five straight at one point. But the Mustangs tailed off from there, dropping nine consecutive to end the year at 7-13. Iola finished 3-6 in its inaugural season in the Pioneer League, taking fourth. League champion Anderson County (Eric Tastove and Drew Mechnig) and runner-up Wellsville (Carter Mann and Shamus Kearney) each placed two players on the first team. Central Heights’ Jordan Horstick also earned firstteam honors. Joining Coons on the second team were Tanner Erhart of Central Heights, Luke Miller of

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league honors were Justice Baird, Neodesha, Ryan Redding, Burlington, Tanner McIntosh, Caney Valley, Derek Robertson, Cherryvale, Brandon Voth, Fredonia, and Colton Pitko, Eureka. Earning honorable mention were Burlington’s Grant Shell, Joe Siegele of Fredonia and Logan Hays and Wes Moots of Eureka.

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Prairie View and Riley England and Morgan Soucie of Osawatomie. NONE OF THE IHS

Fillies earned all-league recognition. Earning first-team honors on the girls side were Emily Feldman and Madie Griffin, Prairie View, Jaime Mersman, Anderson County, Brianna Erhart, Central Heights, and Darcy Bonzo, Wellsville. Secondteam honorees were Erica McTaggart, Wellsville, Britnie Wright, Osawatomie, Macy Adams, Anderson County, Sydney Meyer, Central Heights, and Brittney Diehm, Prairie View.

High School Tennis Thursday, vs. INDEPENDENCE, PARSONS AND COLUMBUS, 3 p.m. High School Baseball/Softball Thursday, vs. CHANUTE, 4:30 p.m. Friday, JV baseball at Chanute, 4:30 p.m.

Allen Baseballl Friday, vs. COWLEY, 4p.m. Saturday, vs. COWLEY, 2 p.m. Softball Today, at Highland, 2 p.m. Friday, vs. BROWN MACKIE, 3 p.m. Saturday, vs. CLOUD, noon

Kansas State Basketball Big 12 Tournament at Kansas City, Mo. Thursday, vs. Texas/TCU winner, 6 p.m. TV: Big 12 Network

Kansas Basketball Big 12 Tournament at Kansas City, Mo. Thursday, vs. Texas Tech/ West Va. winner, 2 p.m. TV: ESPN 2 (Ch. 33)

Route 1 — RJ Holding, PO Box 229, Iola, 620-228-7836 — (S. State St., 400 W. Madison Ave., 500-600 West St., Bruner St., Campbell St., Scott St., Park St., Acres St., High St., Davis St., S. Walnut St., S. Chestnut St., and some of W. Neosho St.). Route 3 — Sue Keller, 703 S. Washington Ave., 620-365-3828 — (S. Washington Ave., part of Acres St., W. Broadway St., W. Neosho St., and W. Spruce St.). Route 4 — Logan Roettgen, 209 S. Tennessee, 620-228-0451— (S. Jefferson Ave., S. Sycamore St., South St. 300 block on, 100-200 E. Irwin, E. Calhoun, 206 1/2 E. Broadway Apartments) Route 5 — Joe Myrick, 521 S. Sycamore, 620-380-6094 — (S. Buckeye St., S. Cottonwood St., 300-400 E. Irwin St., 200-400 E. Broadway). Route 6 — Joe Myrick, 521 S. Sycamore, 620-380-6094 — (S. Colburn St., S. Oak St., S. Elm St., S. 1st St., 400-700 E. Spruce St., 500-800 E. Broadway St.). Route 7 — Abygail Roettgen, 209 S. Tennessee, 620-228-0422 — (S. 3rd St., S. 4th St., 900 E. Broadway St., 1019 E. MadisonS. Kentucky St., S. Ohio St., S. Tennessee St., S. Vermont St.). Route 8 — Andrew Garber, 416 N. Chestnut, 620-228-1874 — (N. State St., N. Chestnut St., W. Madison 200 block on). Route 9 — Andrew Garber, 416 N. Chestnut, 620-228-1874 — (10-1100 N. Walnut St., 200 W. Jackson Ave., 200 W. Douglas St., 113-201 W. Lincoln St.). Route 10 — Dravin Luttrell, 725 N. Elm, 620-363-2140 — (N. Walnut St. 1200 block on, W. Garfield St., Guest Home Estates, Northwestern St., Northwestern Cir., Prairie Dr., Timber Dr.). Route 11 — Zackorie Craney, 702 E. Madison, 620-363-1761 — (N. Washington Ave., North St. to Buchanan St., 2 E. Buchanan St., 10-20 W. Buchanan, and Monroe St.). Route 12 — Zackorie Craney, 702 E. Madison Ave, 620-3631761 — (200-600 N. Jefferson Ave., 200-523 N. Sycamore St., 100-500 N. Buckeye St., 100-300 E. Monroe St., 400 block E. Douglas St., 200-506 N. Cottonwood St., 202 E. Jackson Ave., 410-519 N. Oak St.). Route 13 — Morgan Bennett, 843 N. Washington, 620-228-1299 — (600-1400 N. Jefferson Ave., 4-102 E. Buchanan, 4, 116 W. Edwards). Route 14 — Jessica Tidd, 1418 Virginia Rd., 620-380-1259 — (217 North St., Townhouse East and 217 N. Washington Ave., Townhouse West) Route 15 — Mary Hoggatt, 831 Wilson Ln., 620-228-0766 — (E. Garfield St., Garfield Rd N., Windsor Place, White Blvd., E. Alamosa Cir., W. Alamosa Blvd., 1200-1400 N. Cottonwood St., Mustang Cir.) Route 16 — RJ Holding, PO Box 229, Iola, 620-228-7836 — (600-1300 N. Buckeye, 700-1110 N. Cottonwood St., 321 E. Buchanan St., 600-1300 N. Sycamore St., E. Jim St., 120 E. Garfield St.). Route 17 — Mary Hoggatt, 831 Wilson Ln., 620-228-0766 — (500-700 E. Lincoln St., N. Oak St., N. Elm 300 block on, 400710 N. Colburn St.). Route 18 — Chase Roettgen, 209 S. Tennessee, 620-228-2136 — (N. 1st St., N. 2nd St., 800 block of E. Jackson Ave., part of E. Lincoln St., 818 E. Carpenter). Route 19 — Mercedes Jones, 324 S. Ohio, 620-228-0371 — (N. 3rd St., N. 4th St., Tara Gardens, 900-1110 E. Carpenter St., 902-1101 E. Douglas St., 1105 E. Lincoln). Route 20 — Jennifer Tidd, 1418 Virginia Rd., 620-380-1259 — (The Square, 100-300 South St., 100-220 S. Jefferson Ave., 1102 N. Washington Ave., 9-19 N. Jefferson Ave., 110 East St., 1-108 E. Madison Ave., 1-115 E. Jackson Ave., 2-224 S. Washington Ave., 9-120 W. Madison Ave.). Route 21 — Trevor Gray, 616 South St., 620-228-7742 — (217 E. Madison Ave. to 1000 block, 700 block East St. on, S. 2nd St.). Route 22 — Chase Roettgen, 209 S. Tennessee, 620-228-2136 — (Low numbers on N. Buckeye, 200-700 E. Jackson Ave., 819 N. Sycamore St., East St. thru 700 block, 200 N. Elm St., 200 N. Colburn St., 400-500 E. Monroe St., 100 N. Cottonwood St.). Route 23 — Mary Hoggatt, 831 Wilson Ln., 620-228-0766 — (Meadowbrook Rd. East and West) Route 24 — Dylan Wille, 301 S. Chestnut St., 620-228-3166 — (N. Kentucky 700 block on, E. Buchanan St., Redbud Ln., Kenwood Cir., Sterling Heights Addition). Route 25 — Andrew Garber, 416 N. Chestnut St., 620-228-1874 — (N. Kentucky thru 600 block, N. Ohio St., N. Tennessee St., 1200-1300 block E. Carpenter St., 1100-1300 E. Lincoln St., 1100-1321 E. Douglas St., 1200-1300 E. Breckenridge). Route 26 — Trevor Gray, 616 South St., 620-228-7742 — (N. Vermont St., Kansas Dr., 1500 E. Carpenter St. on, Eisenhower Dr., Wilson Ln.). Route 27 — Dravin Luttrell, 725 N. Elm, 620-363-2140 — (Dodge Dr., Holiday Ln., Kansas Ave., Holiday Cir. North and South). Route 28 — Joe Myrick, 521 S. Sycamore St, 620-380-6094 — (1800-2600 N. Cottonwood St., E. and W. Miller Rd., Funston St., Pryor St., Canary Ln, Cardinal Dr.).

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RURAL MOTOR ROUTES Route 29 — Chandler House, PO Box 295, Iola, 620-228-7829 — (Burris Addition, Country Club Addition, Bennet St. Addition). Route 32 — Roger Madison, PO Box 234, Gas, 620-365-7605 — (North side of Gas). Route 38 — Roger Madison, PO Box 234, Gas, 620-365-7605 — (South side of Gas). Route 33 — Gina Veer Kamp, 414 5th St., 620-852-3479 — (Colony).

Route 34 — Laura Stevens, 408 E. 2nd, Moran, 620-237-4796 — (Moran).

Route 39 — Marilyn Andres, 402 W. Hickory St., Gas, 620-2281674 — (LaHarpe) HUMBOLDT ROUTES Route 41 — Tim Thuma, 4181⁄2 Bridge St. #2, Humboldt, 620212-3790 — (Northwest Section - 300-800 Bridge St., 500 Osage St., 200-800 Central St., 300 Neosho St., 200-800 Charles St., 600-1200 Franklin St., 300-1100 N. 2nd St., 200500 N. 4th St., 400 N. 5th St., 100-500 N. 6th St., 300-1100 N. 7th St., 100-800 N. 8th St., 400-1200 N. 9th St.).

Route 42 — Brandi Gonzalez, 1318 New York St., Humboldt, 620-473-0127 — (Northeast Section - 900-1300 Bridge St., 1200 Osage St., 900-1700 Central St., 1200-1700 Neosho St., 1000-1600 Charles St., 1200 Elm St., 600-1600 Signor St., 100 Amos St.,1000 Kansas St., 400 N. 9th St., 300-1000 N. 10th St., 100-900 N. 11th St., 200-600 N. 12th St., 500 N. 13th St., 400 N. 14th St., 300 N. 16th St.). Route 43 — Chris Gonzalez, 1318 New York St., Humboldt, 620-473-0127 — (Southeast Section - 900 Leavenworth St., 400 Pine St., 900-1200 Sycamore St., 1300 Pecan St., 1000 Mulberry St., 900-1200 Cherokee St., 900-1300 New York St., 900 Bridge St., 200-1100 S. 9th St., 500-1200 S. 10th St., 500800 S. 11th St., 300 S. 12th St., 200 S. 13th St.).

Route 44 — Tim Thuma, 4181⁄2 Bridge St. #2, Humboldt, 620212-3790 — (Southwest Section - 600 Ohio St., 300-1100 Pine St., 100-700 Sycamore St., 400-900 Pecan St., 200-800 Mulberry St., 1-900 Cherokee St., 100-800 New York St., 1-500 Bridge St., 500-700 S. 3rd St., 200-600 S. 4th St., 400 S. 5th St., 300-1400 S. 8th St., 200-1100 S. 9th St., 500-1200 S. 10th St.). REGISTER - (Saturday Deadline 10:30 a.m.) Route 100 — Iola Register driver, 620-365-2111 — Everything east of Highway 169 Route 102 — Iola Register driver, 620-365-2111 — Everything west of Highway 169

Groups oppose new disability care system By MIKE SHIELDS KHI News Service

TOPEKA — Representatives of most of the state’s community developmental disability organizations Tuesday testified against a Kansas Senate proposal that would modify their role in the state’s care system for the developmentally disabled. No one spoke in support of Senate Bill 194. Shawn Sullivan, secretary of the Kansas De-

(CDDOs). The proposal would bar CDDOs that make “functional assessments” of the needs of person with developmental disabilities from also providing direct services for them, ending what some system critics see as a potential conflict of interest. One of the bill’s opponents, Mark Hinde, chief executive of Southwest Developmental Services, Inc., said

It does not benefit the system to make minor changes such as proposed in SB 194 when the overall problem is the inherent conflict of interest allowed to exist under current statute.

— Mark Hinde, chief executive of Southwest Developmental Services

partment for Aging and Disability Services, said his agency was neutral on it. And members of the Senate Public Health and Welfare Committee had little time for questions after hearing testimony on the measure, so it remained unclear what had prompted its introduction. Most of those who spoke or gave written testimony at the hearing made it obvious they thought it was a bad idea. “This Senate bill has been taken up without reasonable study of any facts about assessment trends and funding distributions. It offers no beneficial changes to the (developmental disability) system for individuals served or for state administration,” said Mary Rose Sudbeck, director of the Nemaha County Training Center in Seneca, the smallest of the state’s 27 Community Development Disability Organizations

he was against the measure because it didn’t go far enough to eliminate the potential conflicts which he said arise when an organization both assesses a developmentally disabled person’s need for services and then turns around and provides them. That could lead to either too much or too few services being delivered, depending on what best suited the service provider as opposed to the client. “It does not benefit the system to make minor changes such as proposed in SB 194 when the overall problem is the inherent conflict of interest allowed to exist under current statute,” Hinde told committee members. Hinde said he would rather see legislation barring CDDOs from providing any direct services, limiting their responsibilities to “referrals and other administrative functions,”

which is essentially what his organization already does. After listening to him, Sen. Mary PilcherCook, the Shawnee Republican who chairs the committee, said she would count Hinde as a supporter of the bill even though he opposed “the way it currently is written.” The system the bill would change has been in place for years with relatively minor alterations since the 1995 Developmental Disability Reform Act, the major goal of which was to move developmentally disabled persons out of state institutions into homes or home-like settings. All agree it helped accomplish that. Tom Laing, executive director of Interhab, an association that represents most of the state’s CDDOs, told the committee that the 1995 law should be left intact and that it was written, “in part to establish a strong community/state partnership . . . necessary to protect the interest of vulnerable Kansans against the potential that future governors and legislators could sell off the interests of publicly supported (developmental disability) services to powerful external interests.” Laing said if SB 194 were adopted, among other things it would, “cause confusion” and “add new frustrations to those who have already been frustrated on the medical side of KanCare, and will cause chaos in the most conservatively administered and best state/community partnership in the state’s array of human services programs.” KanCare is the name

given Gov. Sam Brownback’s remake of the state Medicaid program. Effective Jan. 1, it moved virtually all the state’s 370,000 Medicaid beneficiaries into health plans run by three, for-profit managed care companies. The Legislature last year delayed until Jan. 1, 2014, adding long-term, living assistance services for the developmentally disabled to KanCare. But medical services for the developmentally disabled were included in KanCare from its outset. A KDADS pilot program designed to pave the way for including the other DD services in KanCare in 2014 is being put together. State officials say 19 service providers have expressed interest in participating. But most of the CDDOs continue to oppose the end of the so-called temporary KanCare “carve-out” they were granted by lawmakers last year. Rep. Jim Ward, a Wichita Democrat, earlier this session introduced House Bill 2029, which would have extended the carve-out indefinitely while also excluding medical services for the developmentally disabled. The CDDOs did not and have not opposed KanCare medical services but said the managed care companies lack experience in providing long-term, living assistance services. HB 2029 was heard last month by the House Committee on Social Services Budget but was not advanced. The Senate panel took no action Tuesday on SB 194.

Eric Vandeville/Abaca Press/MCT

Holy smoke!

Black smoke billows from the chimney of the Sistine Chapel, meaning Roman Catholic cardinals have not elected a pope on the second day of the conclave at the Vatican today.

Today in history On March 13, 1933, banks in the U.S. began to reopen after a “holiday” declared by President Franklin D. Roosevelt. In 1639, New College was renamed Harvard College for clergyman John Harvard. In 1781, the seventh planet of the solar system, Uranus, was discovered by Sir William Herschel. In



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Abraham Lincoln signed a measure prohibiting Union military officers from returning fugitive slaves to their owners.

In 1938, famed attorney Clarence S. Darrow died in Chicago.

In 1901, the 23rd President of the United States, Benjamin Harrison, died in Indianapolis at age 67.

In 1943, author-poet Stephen Vincent Benet, 44, died in New York. Financier and philanthropist J.P. Morgan, Jr., 75, died in Boca Grande, Fla.

In 1925, the Tennessee General Assembly approved a bill prohibiting the teaching of the theory of evolution. (Gov. Austin Peay signed the measure on March 21.)

In 1964, bar manager Catherine “Kitty” Genovese, 28, was stabbed to death near her Queens, N.Y. home; the case generated controversy over the

supposed failure of Genovese’s neighbors to respond to her cries for help. In 1969, the Apollo 9 astronauts splashed down, ending a mission that included the successful testing of the Lunar Module. In 1996, a gunman burst into an elementary school in Dunblane, Scotland, and opened fire, killing 16 children and one teacher before killing himself.


St. Patrick’s Day Saturday

Scooter’s will have a band Cowgirl’s Train Set performing at 10 p.m. Cowgirl’s Train Set describes its style as “gypsy folk swing from the Midwest.” There will be drink specials. The cover will be $5 for members and $6 for non-members (prices are subject to change). Sunday

Corleone’s will host a

St. Patty’s Day block party from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. at Corleone’s Pizza, Pasta and Pub restaurant on North State Street. There will be drink specials and pizza sold by the slice. Two bands will be playing, DB Cooper with Hard Cash and Low Water. Damaris Kunkler also will perform. There will also be a beer pong tournament.

Panel OKs tax plan alternative By JOHN HANNA AP Political Writer

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A legislative committee on Tuesday approved its Republican chairman’s plan for cutting Kansas’ sales and income taxes, advancing an alternative to the governor’s proposal that more aggressively slashes income taxes. The plan drafted by Rep. Richard Carlson, chairman of the powerful House Taxation Committee, would reduce individual income tax rates over the next four years only if state revenues grow by at least 2 percent each year. Republican Gov. Sam Brownback’s proposal calls for cutting income tax rates each of those years regardless of state revenue. But Carlson’s proposal also would allow the state’s sales tax to decrease to 5.7 percent in July, as scheduled by state law. The governor wants to keep the tax at its current 6.3 percent rate. The committee’s voice vote sent the measure to the entire House for debate, a day before the Senate was to debate its own tax legislation. Senators are considering a bill that contains most of Brownback’s plan, including his proposal to continue the sales tax rate at its current rate. Brownback and many Republican legislators want to follow up on massive individual income tax cuts enacted last year to stimulate the economy, but they also need to stabilize the state budget. Republican leaders in the House, including Carlson, have said they don’t think their chamber will support keeping the current sales-tax rate. Carlson’s plan also would phase out all individual income tax deductions as tax rates decline, rather than target specific deductions for homeowners, as Brownback did. In addition, Carlson is proposing to divert $370 million over two years from highway

projects to the rest of the budget. “The path that we’re on, to me at least, is the path that is the right direction,” Carlson, a St. Marys Republican, said just before the committee’s vote. “Perhaps none of us get there as fast as I want to go either, but we have to go there, I believe, in a responsible fashion.” The governor has said he wants to position the state to eventually phase out individual income taxes. Many GOP legislators have endorsed that goal, and some want to eliminate corporate income taxes as well. Brownback spoke briefly Tuesday evening to Senate Republicans, pitching his plan as a series of measures that

This works and it fits together; but it’s not without difficulty. It’s not without moving parts. — Gov. Sam Brownback

“make things balance.” “This works and it fits together, but it’s not without difficulty,” he said. “It’s not without a lot of moving parts.” After Brownback spoke, GOP senators closed their meeting to discuss tax and budget issues, and Majority Leader Terry Bruce, of Hutchinson, said they were discussing strategy and airing “gripes.” Later, hearing of the closed meeting, Sen. Tom Holland, a Baldwin City Democrat, said: “That just shows you that they don’t have a consensus on how to move forward.” Brownback has received national attention for seeking aggressive income tax cuts, and the Missouri Senate on Tuesday approved income tax cuts prompted by a desire to keep up with Kansas.

Mostly clear Tonight, mostly clear. Not as cool. Lows in the mid 30s. South winds 5 to 15 mph. Thursday, sunny and warmer. Highs near 70. Southwest winds 10 to 20 mph. Gusts up to 25 mph in the morning. Thursday night, mostly clear. Lows 40 to 45. Friday, mostly sunny. Highs 75 to 80. Temperature High yesterday Low last night High a year ago Low a year ago

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Precipitation 24 hours ending 7 a.m This month to date Total year to date Excess since Jan. 1

Sunrise 7:35 a.m.

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Public Notices

FOUND: SMALL FEMALE TERRIER MIX, blonde/brown, southside Humboldt, 620-2289768.


Sealed Bids


The Allen County Public Works Department will offer for sale by sealed bid a 1985 Hyster Rubber Tired Roller. Equipment will be sold as is, where is with no warranty implied or otherwise stated. Equipment may be inspected by contacting the Director of Public Works at 620-365-1422. Write “Bid on Roller” on the outside of a sealed envelope and return to Director of Public Works at 1 N. Washington (courthouse), Iola, KS 66749 by Thursday, March 28, 2013 at 1 p.m. The Allen County Commissioners reserve the right to reject any or all bids. (Published in The Iola Register March 13 & 20, 2013)

The Allen County Public Works Department is requesting proposals for a rubber tired roller. For details or a spec sheet contact the Public Works Department at 620-3651422. Proposal deadline is Thursday, March 28, 2013 at 1 p.m. Allen County Commissioners reserve the right to reject any or all proposals. (Published in The Iola Register March 13 & 20, 2013)

Autos & Trucks 2005 BUICK LESABRE, 98K miles, good condition, new tires and remote start, $6800, daytime 620-875-1288 or 620-4313926, evenings and weekends 620-473-2840.

1 Ton Recycled Newspapers = 17 30’ Trees

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Public Notices

Request For Proposals

2013 Lighting Replacment at Townhouse East for the Iola Housing Authority

Proposal Due Date:...April 8 th, 2013 Time:.... . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . due to the owner by 5 p.m. (not a public opening) Submit proposals to: . . Iola Housing Authority . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 217 N. Washington . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Iola, KS 66749 Pre-Bid Meeting: Date: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . March 26 th, 2013 Time: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 a.m. Place: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Iola Housing Authority . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 217 N. Washington . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Iola, KS 66749

The Iola Housing Authority will receive Sealed Competitive Proposals until the date and time stated above for the 2013 Lighting Replacement Project referenced above. The work includes replacement of lighting in the corridors and lobby areas of the Townhouse East apartments, a three-story apartment building with primarily elderly residents. Proposals shall include all necessary labor, materials and equipment. Any reference made to “bids or bidders”, in this RFP package, shall refer to the proposal or the proposers. Satisfactory proof of authorization to sign on behalf of the company is required. A description of the Project Scope, Supplemental Instructions to Proposers and a Proposal Form are included with this RFP. Please note that a “Bid Bond” or guarantee is NOT required to submit a proposal. If the contract value exceeds $25,000, the successful Contractor will be required to provide assurance of completion as outlined in section 01300. For any information concerning any part of the proposed work, contact Carol Ross, Executive Director of the Iola Housing Authority, 620-365-5143. Plans and specifications are available as follows: To receive a printed set of plans and specs, send a check for $35.00 made out to the Iola Housing Authority, to their office at the address listed above. This is a non-refundable purchase. Electronic versions of the plans and specs are available by email for free. Plans may also be reviewed at the Plan Rooms of: Kansas Construction News Report. Please refer to the Specifications Section titled “Supplemental Instructions to Proposers” for additional information on your proposal submission. The competency and responsibility of each proposal will be considered in awarding the contract, and the Owner reserves the right to reject any and all proposals and waive irregularity in proposals. The contract will be awarded to the lowest responsive and responsible proposal if reasonable, and if it is in the interest of the Iola Housing Authority to accept it. Attention is called to the provisions of equal opportunity. This contract is subject to the conditions of Executive Order 11246, which prohibits discrimination in employment because of race, color, religion, sex or national origin on federal or federally assisted construction contracts. This contract also is subject to the provisions of Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. The Owner requests the proposals be valid for a period of thirty (30) days subsequent to the opening of proposal. A notice of Award will be made within that period. (Published in The Iola Register March 13,14,16, 2013)

Expressions of Interest Sought The United States Government currently occupies office and related space in a building under lease in Iola, Kansas. The Government is seeking to lease approximately 5,664 contiguous rental square feet of office and related space. The rentable space must yield a minimum of 4,925 contiguous ANSI/BOMA Office area square feet (OASF) with 32 onsite, paved parking spaces. The lease term requirement is for 10 years. The space must be available for occupancy by September 1, 2013, or sooner. The Government is considering alternative space if economically advantageous. The Government will use the information it receives in response to this advertisement as a basis to develop a cost-benefit analysis and to determine whether to complete the lease requirement or pursue a sole source justification to remain at its current location. In making this determination, the Government will consider among other things, the availability of alternate space that potentially can satisfy the Government’s requirements, as well as, costs likely to be incurred through relocating, such as physical move costs, replication of building interior design requirements and telecommunications infrastructure and non-productive agency downtime. Please send expressions of interest to: Patricia K. Hageman, Realty Specilist USDA, Farm Service Agency 3600 Anderson Avenue Manhattan, KS 66503 Phone: 785-564-4752 Fax: 785-537-9659 Email:


ALL THINGS BASEMENTY! Basement Systems Inc. Call us for all of your basement needs! Waterproofing? Finishing? Structural Repairs? Humidity and Mold Control. FREE ESTIMATES! Call 1-888-7205583. IOLA MINI-STORAGE 323 N. Jefferson Call 620-365-3178 or 365-6163 S & S TREE SERVICE Licensed, Insured, Free Estimates 620-365-5903 SPENCER’S CONSTRUCTION HOME REMODELING Also buying any scrap vehicles and junk iron 620-228-3511 STORAGE & RV OF IOLA WEST HIGHWAY 54, 620-365-2200. Regular/ Boat/RV storage, LP gas, fenced, supervised, www. SUPERIOR BUILDERS. New Buildings, Remodeling, Concrete, Painting and All Your Carpenter Needs, including replacement windows and vinyl siding. 620-365-6684 Sparkles Cleaning & Painting Interior/Exterior painting and wallpaper stripping Brenda Clark 620-228-2048 BILL STANFORD TREE TRIMMING, since 1987, Insured/Licensed, Free Estimates 785-835-6310. • Custom Cabinetry • Flooring • Granite Countertops Eddie Abbott

620-365-9018 Call for your personal in-home consultation.

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Protect your bottom line Janet Dreher, Crop Agent 365-0375

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Help Wanted

Help Wanted

Help Wanted TACO BELL is taking applications for SHIFT MANAGER positions. We offer competitive pay, insurance, vacation time, sick time and management advancement. Please apply at Iola Taco Bell, 1602 N. State St. RN/LPN. Windsor Place is taking applications for an evening/nightshift charge position. Apply at 600 E. Garfield, Iola. You may send resume to:

Licensed day care has openings, SRS, Durenda Frye 620365-2321.

WINDSOR PLACE is taking applications in our DIETARY department. Apply at 600 E. Garfield, Iola. Ask for Andrea Rogers, DSM.

Poultry & Livestock

DRIVERS: HUMBOLDT, KS. Excellent wages/benefits, great home time. Driver school grads welcome. CDLA w/tank & Hazmat endorsement. Send resume to hr@, subject line must include job/location. IT SYSTEM ADMINISTRATOR: Chanute bank is looking for an experienced IT System Administrator. Will be responsible for installing, supporting, and maintaining servers and network. Assist IT support staff regarding PC, hardware/software, and network issues. Prefer experience with Windows Server 2003, 2008 and VMware. Must be able to lift at least 50 lbs. We offer competitive salary, benefits that include 401(k), Medical, Dental, Life, Disability, Vision and Cancer insurance. Mail resumes to: PO Box 628, Chanute, KS 66720. HIRING IMMEDIATELY: National companies need employees to assemble products at home for pay, no selling, $500 weekly potential. Info. 1-985646-1700 Dept. KS-2816. SUMMER JOBS Children’s Aide Interviewing Now Great summer job working with youth. Good experience for college students seeking related career. Good role model. 28-30 hours per week. Late May to August 9th. Clean driving record and reliable transportation. Minimum 18 years. Drug screen required. Call Michelle Hoag at 620-365-8641. Send resume to: Robert Chase, Director, Southeast Kansas Mental Health Center, PO Box 807, Iola KS 66749. Applications may also be picked up at 304 N. Jefferson. EOE/AA


PUBLIC HEALTH CLERK Clerk position open at Woodson County Health Dept. in Yates Center, KS. Daytime position 19 hours per week, Tuesday thru Thursday. Qualifications: medical billing, WIC & public health experience recommended. Applications available at: 109 E. Rutledge • Yates Center, KS or online at Please call for more information: (620) 365-6602 or (620) 364-6585. Ask for Dee Dee.


The City of Iola has openings for TEMPORARY PARK MAINTENANCE WORKERS. Perform a variety of routine semi-skilled and unskilled tasks associated with the maintenance and operation of buildings and grounds in City Parks & Cemeteries. Pre-employment drug screen required. Qualified applicants must be 16 years or older. Application and job description may be picked up in the City Clerk’s office at City Hall or online at www.cityofiola. com. Positions open until filled. EOE/ADA SERVE YOUR COMMUNITY on the IOLA PUBLIC LIBRARY BOARD. There is an upcoming vacancy, and those interested may fill out an application at the library or the city office.

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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 GREAT COUNTRY LOCATION, one of a kind country home and 10 acres, located on paved roads, 3-bedroom, 2.5-bath, unique loft and bonus room, beautiful patio, deck and swimming pool, outbuildings and pond with deck, $165,000, contact 620-228-2630.

BOTTLE CALVES, beef dairy crosses, starting mid February, Nichols Dairy 620-344-0790, 785-489-2456.

Farm Miscellaneous

Price Reduced

LOOKING FOR HAY TO BALE, on shares or cash rent, 620-496-2229 leave message.

Merchandise for Sale DISH Network: Starting at $19.99/month (for 12 months) & High Speed Internet starting at $14.95/month (where available). SAVE! Ask about SAME DAY installation! CALL now! 1-866-691-9724 PERSONAL CREATIONS, Deluxe All-In-One Easter Basket! Includes wicker keepsake basket with polka dot liner, personalization, plush bunny and many Easter treats. To redeem this offer, visit or call 1-888-716-1329. MEDICAL ALERT FOR SENIORS, 24/7 monitoring. FREE Equipment. FREE Shipping. Nationwide Service. $29.95/Month CALL Medical Guardian Today 877-531-3048.

DREAM HOME FOR SALE. 402 S. Elm, Iola, Grand 3-story 1897 home on 3 lots. 4,894 sq. ft., Corian countertops, WoodMode cabinets and SubZero fridge/freezer. $190,000. Call 620-365-9395 for Susan Lynn or Dr. Brian Wolfe More info and pictures at classifieds

IOLA, 605 N. WASHINGTON, house & 2 lots for sale, call 620-228-1547.

MIKE’S GUNS 620-363-0094 Thur.-Sat. 9-2

You are what you ‘like’

Pets and Supplies


NICE SOFA $150, 620-3806059.

CREATIVE CLIPS BOARDING & GROOMING Clean, Affordable. Shots required. 620-3638272 FREE: 2-year-old female, 7-month-old male, (2) female, mixed breeds, all neutered/ spayed, up to date shots, 620496-5117.

Pets and Supplies MORKIE PUPPIES FOR SALE, males/females, multicolored, shots/wormed, 620-473-3323.

T h is fu ll-tim e p osition in th e C h anu te area w orks w ith p ersons w ith d evelop m ental d isab ilities and serves as a liaison b etw een th e p erson and ap p rop riate resou rces in coord inating services d elivered . A B ach elor’s d egree in h u m an services field (or eq u ivalent I/D D exp erience) and a m inim u m of six m onth s exp erience is req u ired . Starting w age of $11.70/h ou r. E xcellent b enefits. Su ccessfu l cand id ate m u st p ass d ru g test, b ackgrou nd ch ecks and m aintain a valid d river’s license. Send resum e to: T ri-V alley D evelopm ental Services, Inc. A ttn: H um an R esources P .O . B ox 518, C hanute, K S 66720 or you can apply online to: w w w

Please apply in person within the time frame, not by phone. Must be 16 or older. EOE

Child Care

Licensed day care has openings, Jefferson District, Cindy Troxel, 620-365-2204.


Iola Dairy Queen will be accepting applications from 1-4 p.m. Thur. & Fri, March 14 & 15.

MECHANIC WANTED for farm implement & tractor business. Must have valid driver’s license. Drug screen required. EOE. Benefits package. Apply in person Storrer Implement Inc., 1801 East St., Iola, 620365-5692.

P osition available at T ri-V alley D evelopm ental Services, Inc. (T V D S)

Iola Dairy Queen

Expressions of interest must be submitted to the above address by 4:30 p.m. on April 3, 2013. (Published in The Iola Register March 13, 2013)

Services Offered

Wanted to Buy WANTED: OLD CARS/ TRUCKS (1960s models & older), not running, 620-431-0134.

Garage Sales IOLA AMERICAN LEGION GARAGE SALE will be Saturday April 6th, 24 tables left! $10 to reserve your table before March 31st. Call Durenda Frye 620-365-2321. 21 S. PRESTON KINCAID follow the signs! Too many items to list! 14th -- 15th -- 16th MULTI FAMILY! 330 S. 4TH ST in Iola Garage Sale Saturday 9-5.

Apartments for Rent IOLA, 321 N. WASHINGTON, 1-BEDROOM, cable/water included, 620-496-6787.

Real Estate for Rent 409 S. COLBORN, like new inside, CH/CA, appliances, attached garage, $795/Month 620-496-6787. QUALITY AND AFFORDABLE HOMES available for rent now, IOLA, 313 N. VERMONT, 2BEDROOM, very nice, CH/CA, appliances, single attached garage w/auto opener, $695 monthly, 620-496-6161 or 620496-2222. 608 S. WALNUT, 2-BEDROOM, 1-bath, CH/CA, new flooring, $425 monthly, $425 deposit, 620-228-7510. HOMESTEAD TO SHARE, seeking individuals, couples or families interested in selfsufficient living on land I own between Iola and Garnett. Email only trailheadsolutions@ 121 S. OAK, 2-BEDROOM, 2car garage, 620-228-8200. 610 S. BUCKEYE, 2-BEDROOM, 1-bath, 620-365-0468.

Los Angeles Times

LOS ANGELES — Attention Facebook users: Do you “like” Mozart, science, “The Colbert Report” and curly fries? Chances are, you’ve got a high IQ. Have you clicked the thumbs-up icon for Tyler Perry, Harley Davidson and Lady Antebellum? Perhaps you’re not quite as cerebral. What you endorse on the popular social media website may say a whole lot more about you than you intended, researchers from the University of Cambridge in Britain have found. You may not think twice about your fondness for NASCAR, “The Bachelor” and Oklahoma State University, but those affirmations fit the pattern of a person who’s conservative and less open to new things, they reported Monday in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. Even traits that users of social networks may not want to broadcast — including smoking behavior, drug use or sexuality — can be sussed out pretty accurately by their patterns of likes, the researchers found after combing through data from 58,466 Facebook members in the U.S. More than a quarter of regular Facebook users click the like button for content they find there. The study’s conclusions may send marketers deeper into the data mine and prompt some of Facebook’s billion monthly users to adjust their privacy settings. Others may just scratch their heads. In the report, the researchers acknowledged that “There is no obvious connection between curly fries and high intelligence.”

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Wednesday, March 13, 2013


Are political differences a deal-breaker? Dear Carolyn: If it is actually true that the gal [in Monday’s column] has strongly held but extremely uninformed beliefs about politics, then be prepared for her to have strongly held but uninformed beliefs about marriage, parenting, child care, etc. And yes, I’d say that if the political affiliations and/or genders were reversed.


Such a great point and, yes, it works no matter how you shake up the specifics. Stubbornness is a pain to deal with in a relationship anyway, but when it arises from a place other

than facts or reason, it’s an anger factory.

Tell Me About It Carolyn Hax

It’s especially painful to watch when a child is involved, and This Myth or That Myth is applied with extremist zeal to some consequential element of child-rearing, while the other parent wrestles with the following choice: Watch helplessly or touch off epic

fights. Awful. I’ve seen it up close.

Re: Politics:

Anonymous 2

These are excellent conversation-starters, thanks.

I think where the political differences stem from, and how this affects your view of money and child-raising, is important. Is it important to you to give to charities, but does she see it as a waste of money? How will this affect things when you move from your money/my money to our money? Are there personal values that these political views express — and would it bother you if your children were taught hers over yours?

Not just a good suggestion, thanks, but one that’s applicable well beyond politics.

disability; and all other persons who are or may be concerned: You are hereby notified that a petition has been filed in the District Court of Allen County, Kansas, by Deutsche Bank National Trust Company, As Trustee For Long Beach Mortgage Loan Trust 2006-8 for judgment in the sum of $43,219.24, plus interest, costs and other relief; judgment that plaintiff’s lien is a first lien on the said real property and sale of said property to satisfy the indebtedness, said property described as follows, to wit: THE SOUTH FIFTY (50) FEET OF LOT TWELVE (12) AND THE SOUTH FIFTY (50) FEET OF THE EAST FORTY (40) FEET OF THE ELEVEN (11), ALL IN BLOCK EIGHT (8), ALGER’S ADDITION TO THE

CITY OF HUMBOLDT, KANSAS. Commonly known as 1022 Neosho Street, Humboldt, Kansas 66748 and you are hereby required to plead to said petition in said Court at Iola, Kansas on or before the 15th day of April, 2013. Should you fail therein judgment and decree will be entered in due course upon said petition. THIS IS AN ATTEMPT TO COLLECT A DEBT AND ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. SHAPIRO & MOCK, LLC, Attorneys for Plaintiff, 6310 Lamar - Suite 235, Overland Park, KS 66202, (913)831-3000, Fax No. (913)831-3320 Our File No. 13-005719/dkb (2) 27 (3) 6,13

Re: Politics:

I always ask myself when faced with political differences in a potential relationship: “Is this person sufficiently kind?” I find that political differences that turn out to be dealbreakers are evidence that the person is not kind enough for me to want to spend time with them.

Anonymous 3

Public notices (First published in The Iola Register, March 13, 2013) Local Service Rates For Telephone Service Craw-Kan Telephone Cooperative, Inc. is a telecommunications provider who provides basic and enhanced services within its service territory. Basic services are offered at various rates depending on the state and location where you receive service. Customers have access to long distance, directory assistance, and operator service providers of their choice, at rates established by those carriers. Emergency 911 Services are provided and a surcharge is assessed at governmental rates. If you have any questions regarding the Company’s services you can visit the business office located at: 200 N. Ozark St., Girard, Kan., 66743 or by calling 800-362-0316. Lifeline Program You may be eligible to receive a discount on your monthly local telephone bill through the Lifeline program. You are eligible if you receive any of the following: Food Stamps, General Assistance, Supplemental Security Income (SSI), Temporary Assistance to Families, Medicaid, United Tribes Food Distribution Program, Bureau of Indian Affairs General Assistance, Tribally Administered Temporary Assistance for Needy Families, Head Start (only those meeting its income qualifying standard), Free School Lunch Program, 150% of the Federal Poverty Level. A customer must provide three consecutive months of statements as documentation of income, or provide a copy of their tax return from the previous year. For more information about the Lifeline Program, call your local telephone service provider. Craw-Kan Telephone Cooperative, Inc. customers may call 800-362-0316. (3) 13 (First published in The Iola Register, February 27, 2013) IN THE DISTRICT COURT OF ALLEN COUNTY, KANSAS DEUTSCHE BANK NATIONAL TRUST COMPANY, AS TRUSTEE FOR LONG BEACH MORTGAGE LOAN TRUST 2006-8 PLAINTIFF Case No. 13CV9 Div. No. K.S.A. 60 Mortgage Foreclosure


JUDY HENDERSON, DEFENDANTS NOTICE OF SUIT The State of Kansas to: JUDY E. HENDERSON, A/K/A JUDY HENDERSON; JOHN DOE (REAL NAME UNKNOWN); MARY DOE (REAL NAME UNKNOWN); A-1 ELECTRIC, INC. and the unknown heirs, executors, administrators, devisees, trustees, creditors, and assigns of such of the defendants as may be deceased; the unknown spouses of the defendants; the unknown officers, successors, trustees, creditors and assigns of such defendants as are existing, dissolved or dormant corporations; the unknown guardians and trustees of such of the defendants as are minors or are in anywise under legal

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DeeDee Jonrowe arrives in Koyuk, Alaska on Monday during the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race.


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Insurance & Realty ~ IOLA

Sat., April 13 8:30 am - 4:30 pm Rowland Building Room 319 $65 Class size is limited. To register contact Amy Smith or call 620-431-2820 ext. 205.

BIZ EXPO 2013 Home, Lawn & Garden

Friday, March 15 ~ 5-8 p.m. Saturday, March 16 ~ 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Iola’s Riverside Park Recreation Building

Area’s finest products & services on display!

Drawing for $500 in EXPO BUCKS Drawings from Vendors!


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Senior Spotlight Marmaton Valley High School Class of 2013 Cassidy Sellman Cassidy is the daughter of Darren Sellman and Angie Luedke. She is a cheerleader and is involved in FCCLA, FBLA, FFA, FCA and is student council vice president. After graduation she plans to go to Fort Scott Community College for general education then transfer to Wichita State University. Her high school highlights have been becoming cheer co-captain, cheering at games and becoming student council vice president.

Kacie Shadden Kacie is the daughter of Steve and Janet Shadden. She plays volleyball, basketball and softball. She is on the dance team and is in FBLA, math relays, FCA and is class officer. After graduation she plans to attend Allen Community College for one year and then transfer to Pittsburg State University.

Kristin Shaw Kristin is the daughter of Richard and Marsha Kumalae. She runs track and is in FFA and FCCLA. She enjoys drawing, listening to music and reading books. After graduation she plans to attend K-State to study to be a veterinarian. Her high school highlight has been getting second place in shot-put and discus.

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Iola Mayor Bill Shirley came before the Iola Middle School faculty Tuesday afternoon to present Ona Chapman with an award recognizing her teaching career. Today will officially be recognized as “Ona M. Chapman Day” in Iola. Chapman plans to retire from USD 257 at the end of this teaching year.


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