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Humboldt girl still recovering from accident By BOB JOHNSON The Iola Register

HUMBOLDT — “She’s our miracle girl,” Lacy Dillow said Monday afternoon of her and husband Brian’s daughter Gracie. A year ago this afternoon Gracie, now 7, and sister Morgan, 5, along with their mother, were on their way to dance class in Chanute. They had started to cross the street in front of Memorial Auditorium when a pickup truck, driven by Jarek Maring, 27, Pittsburg, struck Gracie and dragged her several feet. Maring told officers the truck’s windshield was fogged over and he didn’t see the Dillows crossing the street on the drizzly day. Both of Gracie’s arms and a hip were broken; a knee badly bruised; cuts and abrasions across her body as well as severe lacerations to her scalp. A godsend was she suffered no brain damage. Gracie remembers little about the incident, but for

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Gracie Dillow, left, with sister Morgan, suffered severe injuries when she was struck by a pickup truck in Chanute a year ago today. Recovery still isn’t complete. REGISTER/BOB JOHNSON mother and sister the day is still a nightmare. Lacy said she avoids even looking at the street. “I start to cry when I see it,” she said. The accident “was horrifying. Morgan

gets upset when we go by there.” Gracie spent five days in Children’s Mercy Hospital in Kansas City immediately after the accident. See DILLOW | Page A6

LAHARPE — A house is much like a person, Harry Lee Jr. noted Monday. “They both start out young and vibrant, but as they get older, they both eventually are in need of repair,” he said. And with too many old houses in LaHarpe falling into various stages of disrepair, the need for new homes is growing more urgent by the day. In the last six months, Lee counted at least five homes that have been demolished — four by design; a fifth due to fire — with nothing to replace them. The housing needs became a focal point of Monday’s Community Conversation, hosted by Thrive Allen County. Thrive representatives Dr. Brian Wolfe and Damaris Kunkler and Barbara Chalker Anderson, representing the Kansas Department of Commerce, spoke

on a variety of issues regarding LaHarpe. Housing is at the top of the list. While LaHarpe has taken steps to improve its infrastructure — electric, sewer and water systems are in good shape, but roads remain an issue — housing needs threaten to stymie potential growth. The story is not unique to LaHarpe, Anderson said. “I’ve heard this countless times in other communities,” she said. Anderson spoke about potential funding venues for new housing construction available from Community Development Block Grants. MONDAY’S conversation also touched on the LaHarpe PRIDE Committee’s ongoing efforts to improve LaHarpe City Park. Lee spoke about the city’s need for a master plan regarding its park amenities, which also are dwindling. See THRIVE | Page A6

Local teacher reflects on 31 years By KAREN INGRAM The Iola Register

Lorena Gonzalez gives the student address at the Allen Community College GED graduation Monday night. REGISTER/KAYLA BANZET

Adult ed students obtain GED diplomas By KAYLA BANZET The Iola Register

Tears of joy and celebratory fist pumps dotted the scene during the Allen Community College GED graduation ceremony Monday night. Sixteen graduates received their GED diplomas. Lorena Gonzalez had the honor of giving the student address. Like many of the graduates, Gonzalez came from a difficult background before arriving at ACC. English is Gonzalez’s second language. She grew up not knowing her father and had little support from her family. “At the age of 15, I became pregnant and I dropped out of high school at 16,” she said. Despite having to deal with homelessness, mental and physical abuse,

Gonzalez said she didn’t let those things get in her way. Gonzalez will begin her sophomore year at Washburn University next fall. Each instructor of the adult education program briefly spoke to the graduates. “It’s amazing to watch the change in someone when they are able to see what their capabilities are,” Julia Martin, adult education director, said. Instructor Tamara Wallace said she is impressed with how well the class had done this year. “These are the highest test scores I’ve seen since I’ve been here,” Wallace said. “I want to thank you for teaching me.” ACC President John Masterson awarded scholarships to students who achieved academic excellence.

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Julie Strickler has a youthful face and energetic voice that would never suggest she is about to retire after 31 years of teaching. On Monday, she sat in her empty 5th grade classroom at Jefferson Elementary School, sorting through the treasure trove of books collected over the years. She estimated she had already given away about 350 books to students and still hadn’t made a dent in the collection. “I’m going to leave a lot for the next teacher,” she said. Strickler will not be going far; she’s been hired as a library paraprofessional at Jefferson, allowing her to continue to work with students, but without lesson plans, papers to grade and parent conferences. “There’s so much a teacher has to think about. They have so much on their plate,” Strickler said. Strickler knows firsthand how much of a difference a good teacher can make in a child’s life. Her father took his own life when she was 13, leaving her mother to raise Strickler and her two sisters alone. Money was tight and she did not think college was in her future. Good teachers, however, gave her a deep appreciation of the arts, namely drama and writing. Strickler won a writing contest that allowed her to attend Southwestern College, Winfield, on scholarship. “If it had not been for some of those teachers, I don’t think I would have

Julie Strickler looks through books in her classroom at Jefferson Elementary School. Strickler is retiring after 31 years of service. REGISTER/KAREN INGRAM gone beyond JUCO. I think that’s a lot of why I went into teaching,” she said. Many of Strickler’s former students are now adults. In some cases, she’s taught a family’s second generation. Ryan Sell, fire chief for the Iola Fire Department, and one of Strickler’s first students back in 1986, has many fond memories of her as a teacher. “She was the first teacher I could relate to,” he said. “She had a way with us that made us want to learn.” Sell recalled a fateful day. It was Jan. 28, 1986, and Strickler had herded her students into the school library to watch the launch of the Space Shuttle Challenger on TV. Sell said it was an exciting time for

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teachers because one of the seven crew members, Christa McAuliffe, was a school teacher. Sell said he remembered clearly how Strickler reacted when the shuttle exploded on live TV, killing the crew inside. “She just ever so smoothly walked up and shut the TV off,” he said. “I don’t remember exactly what she said, but she downplayed it so well.” Sell said he didn’t even realize how bad it was until much later. “I hate to see her leave the classroom, but I’m happy to hear she’s not leaving the school system,” Sell said. Brad Crusinbery, principal of Jefferson, said he was also grateful to have StrickSee STRICKLER | Page A3

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Obituary Esther Lovelace Esther M. (Hitchcock) Lovelace, 99, formerly of Yates Center, passed away at Windsor Place in Iola on Saturday, May 17, 2014. Esther was born Jan. 15, 1915, in Iola, to Harvey F. and Alma (Manley) Hitchcock. She graduated from Iola High School in 1932 and Iola Junior College in 1934. On June 16, 1934, Esther married Earl S. Lovelace in Iola. The couple moved to Yates Center in 1946. Earl preceded her in death on Aug. 30, 1972. Esther was a member of United Methodist Church and PEO Sisterhood and the Yates Center Senior Center and the Allen County Historical Society. Esther M. (Hitchcock) Lovelace was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Earl S. Lovelace; three sisters, a twin, Ruth Amos, Claire Oliver and Dorothy Millington; and one brother, Colonel Manley Hitchcock. She is survived by a daughter, Janet Russell; granddaughter, Janea Rice and husband John; five greatgrandchildren: Jaymond, Jayston, and Jayda Rice, Yates Center, Scott Rice, Bradenton, Fla., and Brent Rice, Norfolk, Va. She is also survived by a niece Diana Carter and husband John, Norman, Okla.; three nephews, William Oliver and wife Genet, Boulder, Colo., John Amos and wife Kathy, Birmingham, Ala., and David Amos and wife Mary Ann, Santa Fe, N.M.; and many other relatives and friends. Funeral services are scheduled for 1:30 p.m., Wednesday, at United Methodist Church in Yates Center. Burial will follow in Yates Center Cemetery. The family will meet with friends from 6 to 7 o’clock tonight, at Campbell Funeral Home. Memorials are suggested to United Methodist Church or Yates Center Senior Center and may be sent in care of Campbell Funeral Home P.O. Box 188 Yates Center, KS 66783.

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LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Bar patrons soon will be able to bring their daggers, dirks and stilettos into drinking establishments and anyplace else in Lawrence, thanks to a new state law that goes into effect July 1. City commissioners were slated to hear today about how the law will nullify a longstanding city ordinance that made it illegal for people to carry certain types of knives



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His vehicle collided with Stewart’s, which was eastbound. Murphy said Stewart was taken to Allen County Regional Hospital. In the vehicle with her were John Stewart and two juveniles, ages 7 and 8. They suffered minor injuries. Maynard was not injured. All involved were restrained by safety belts, Murphy noted.

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The wreck on U.S. 54 at the east edge of Gas late Friday afternoon involved vehicles driven by Roger Maynard Sr., LaHarpe, and Carla Stewart, Weleetka, Okla. Sheriff Bryan Murphy said Maynard was driving north on 2200 Street and as he drove onto U.S. 54 his vision was obscured by construction barricades.

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Iola Middle School students rake in awards

Zachary Slaven, left, and Madison Carlin pose for a photo opt with Mr. Lower during the Iola Middle School award ceremony Thursday. They are the winners of the KSHSAA Citizenship award. This award is selected by IMS coaches and given to one eighth grade boy and girl.

The American Legion selected Katie Bauer, left, and Cale Barnhart as award winners. The students are nominated based on courage, leadership, honor, service and scholarship. REGISTER/KAYLA BANZET

Students win presidential awards

Mr. Stanley, left, awards Michael Price as the school and state champion in the scholastic challenge.

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Students who achieved 3.5 GPA through fall of eighth grade year and scored at the exemplary level on a state assessment were awarded the Presidential Excellence Award at the Iola Middle School end of the year assembly. This year’s Presidential Excellence Award recipients are: Abigail Allen, Cale Barnhart, Katie Bauer, Macayla

Bycroft, Madision Carlin, Zachary Cokely, Nathan Cunningham, Camryn Freimiller, Sloan Geddry, Brytni Graham, Dyllan Jones, Erin Klubek, Emilee Luedke, Matthew Miller, Addison Prather, Colbi Riley, Scout Rush, Zachary Slaven, Olivia Taylor, Anna Thyer, Sophie Whitney, Isaiah Wicoff, Chloe Wilson. A number of students were also recognized

with the Presidential Achievement Award, which was given to students who showed outstanding educational growth, improvement, commitment or intellectual development in academic subjects; and/or students who give their best effort in school, sometimes despite difficult circumstances; and/or students who demonstrate achievement in the arts such as

music or theater. This year’s Presidential Achievement Award recipients are: Zury Burleson, Carley Cescon, Ethan Coleman, Mea DeLaTorre, Karly McGuffin, Danielle Mitchell, Destiny Mitchell, Alex Morrison, Justin Narvaez, Kylee Shaw, Trey Vance, Ian Webber, Emma Weseloh, Chandler Wilson, William Winner.

IMS announces honor roll members Regular honor roll members are students with a 3.0 GPA or higher all year. Principal honor members are students who had a 4.0 GPA all year. Sixth grade regular honor roll

Noah Ashmore, Tessa Bain, Amerikas Bell, Taelynn Bonnett, Mayte Breithaupt, YunJie Burleson, Rachel Bycroft, Braiden DeGrado, Calvin Delich, Torrance

DePriest, Zaviera Evans, Elijah Fawson, Danielle Fees, Sabrina Flynn, Nissa Fountain, Dan Foust, Kayton Godfrey, River Hess, Annika Hobbs, Jordan Hunter, Mackenzi Hutton, Jillian Keller, Elysia Kunkler, Maria Lansdown, Lauren McDermeit, Karson McGraw, Alex Morris, Naomi Neal, Brody Nemecek, Sadrie Overall, Sierra Petty Alen Price, Serandin Prock, Devan Reiter, Gabriella Richards, Mason Ryherd, Alec Sager, Courtland Sager, Asher Sievers, Xadie Smith, Ian Spoor, Jada Stogsdill, Allie Utley, Marisa VanHouden, Pieter Venter, Raylea Wilson.

Hageman, Madisyn Holloway, Jayden Jackson, Mathew Karr, Dalton Kerr, Kolt Knoblich, Candice Korn, Hannah Krone, Elijah Luedke, Christopher McCormack, Benniam Means, McKenzie Morris, Emma Neal, Evan Nelson, Dylan Newland, Ashleigh Nicholas, Dora Nieto, Charvelle Peterson, David Petty, Breton Plumlee, Hunter Preston, Kane Rogers, Trinity Roush, Makayla Simmons, Sierra Snavely, Kendra Sprague, Trevor Stover, Shaylee Sutterby, Angelina Wallace, Emily Weide, Jaxson Wiltse, Brie-Anna Winner, Mackenzie, Nicolas Zimmerman.

Spencer Ames, Blake Ashmore, Shaylee Baker, Hunter Baughn, Dustin Bonnett, Jacob Burcham, Paige Burrough, Derek Bycroft, Jaden Channel, Jackson Cone, Natalie DeGrado, Gentry Dougherty, Tayton Driskel, Brady Folk, Andrew Geddry, Hailei Gregg, Chloe

Abigail Allen, Cale Barnhart, Carley Cescon, Zachary Cokely, Nathan Cunningham, Mea DeLaTorre, Brytni Graham, Ethan Holloway, Caleb Jacobs, Dyllan Jones, Emilee Luedke, Dravin Luttrell, Karly McGuffin, Matthew Miller, Alex Morrison, Justin Narvaez,

Seventh grade regular honor roll

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Addison, Scout Rush, Kylee Shaw, Zachary Slaven, Halie Thomas, Anna Thyer, Isaac Vink, Ian Webber, Emma Weseloh, Isaiah Wicoff, William Winner. Sixth grade principal’s honor roll

Casen Barker, Haley Carlin Dongming Eason Cheung, Alexandra Fager, Sydni Keagle, Cal Leonard, Theresia Middleton, Kelsey Morrison, Breanna Northcutt, Carlie Payne, Andre Quinn, Ella Taylor, Alexandria Vega, Shane Winner. Seventh grade principal’s honor roll

Mia Aronson, Ashley Crane, Jacob Eyster, Blake Haar, Mercedes Maple, Jonathan Miller, Peiper Moore, Kassy Shelby, Cole Reghr, Jennifer Tidd, Jeremy Waldman, Katelynn Weide. Eighth grade principal’s honor roll

Katie Bauer, Macayla Bycroft, Madison Carlin, Camryn Freimiller, Sloan Geddry, Erin Klubek, Colbi Riley, Olivia Taylor, Sophie Whitney, Chloe Wilson.

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ler around as a resource for both students and teachers. “It seems like she was able to build a rapport and bond with those kids really quickly,” he said. In his eight years at Jefferson, Crusinbery said he has known Strickler to be quick to volunteer for projects and committees. She was also good at giving advice. Back in the classroom, Strickler continued to sort through her books. She had built up her collection so big, in part, because she wanted to

have a book for every student. No matter what was going on in their lives, she wanted a story Julie Strickler w i t h characters they could relate to, she said. It was the students who didn’t read or do homework, the ones that she could not find a way to reach and help in some way, that left her feeling regretful and worrying about their future. “My biggest regret is

that there are kids who go on to 6th grade who have exactly the same problems,” she said. “That’s depressing as a teacher, and I don’t know what the answer is.” Strickler said the area’s growing poverty rate is negatively affecting children. The number of students in poverty has gone up dramatically in her 31 years of teaching. Today, about 60 percent receive free or reducedpriced lunches. “The need in this community has gone up so much,” Strickler said.


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10 things to know about brown recluse spiders ‘Tis the season – for creepy, crawly things that seemingly come from nowhere. And one to watch for is the brown recluse spider. According to researchers and professors at Kansas State University, a number of things are not well known or have been misunderstood about the brown recluse spider. The Entomology Department at KSU recently completed research in an effort to better understand and manage the brown recluse. The team shared 10 facts about the muchpublicized spider.   1. Brown recluse spiders are mostly only active from March through October, so trying to control them from October through March is generally not necessary or useful. 2. They are found outdoors in Kansas and other Midwestern states, as well as within structures. They tend to thrive in the same environments that humans do.

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They enter structures either by crawling in from the outside or are brought in on furniture and boxes from other infested structures. 3. They readily feed on prey that is dead, so they’re attracted to recently killed insects. However, they can and will also attack live prey. 4. Brown recluses build small, irregular webs in out-of-the-way places but do not use these to capture prey. They tend to hide in the dark and move around at night searching for prey. 5. A brown recluse is tiny when it first emerges from the egg case and takes several molts to reach adulthood, 6-12 months. Remember, they are only active from March to October so

this may take one to two years. Then they may live two to three years as adults. Females can produce two to five egg cases during this time (two or three is most common) and each may contain 2050 spiderlings. 6. Brown recluse spiders are venomous but bites do not always result in large, necrotic lesions where surrounding tissue dies. Often, the bite goes unnoticed and only results in a pimple-like swelling. However, some people develop a necrotic wound (with blood and pus) which is slow to heal, with the potential for a secondary infection. If you know you’ve been bitten, catch the spider if safely possible, and show it to medical personnel for clear identification. 7. Sticky traps for spiders and other insects, available at most hardware and garden stores, work well to trap brown recluse spiders. They may not significantly reduce the numbers, but definitely help, and are

a great way to detect and monitor the spider populations. 8. Insecticides labeled to control brown recluse spiders kill the spiders, but must be sprayed directly on them, or the spider needs to come into direct contact with the treated area while it is still damp. Otherwise, little control is achieved. 9. Brown recluse spiders are better controlled with insecticides on noncarpeted surfaces. 10. P r e v e n t a t i v e measures like sealing cracks in foundations and walls, clearing clutter in and around the home, moving woodpiles away from the house, placing sticky traps in low traffic areas and spraying pesticides can help eliminate brown recluse populations within the home. More information and photos of brown recluse spiders are available in the Southwind Extension District offices, or by visiting our website, www.

Renewable energy under fire in Kansas KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — State government mandates requiring utilities to buy a certain portion of their power from renewable resources are coming under fire across the U.S., but so far legislatures have been able to turn back efforts to repeal them. Industry observers believe Kansas came as close to any state to repealing the rules before the state House procedurally blocked — by just three votes — a repeal measure the Senate had supported. Twenty-nine states have renewable energy mandates, The Kansas City Star reported, while bills weakening or repealing the requirements came up in at least nine of them, including Missouri and Kansas. No states, even staunchly red ones like Kansas, have repealed

the regulations requiring utilities to use renewable energies such as wind or solar for power. But well-funded conservative groups such as Americans for Prosperity continue to hammer away at the mandates, which they say increase costs for utilities and taxpayers. “I can’t think of an industry that is better connected politically in getting favors from the state and federal government than wind energy, ethanol and all the green energies,” said Christine Harbin Hanson, national issues manager for the heavy-hitting AFP. Kansas lawmakers for three years have refused to eliminate the mandate. The state ranks sixth in the amount of electricity generated by wind last year and is evolving into the epicenter of the national debate over energy

standards. “Folks on all sides are watching Kansas closely,” said Kimberly Svaty, who lobbies for the wind industry. AFP and the Kansas Senior Consumer Alliance — whose lobbyist was a former state AFP director — spent more than $300,000 trying to repeal the standards this legislative session. On the other side, the Wind Coalition and Wind Works for Kansas spent about $60,000. Kansas House Speaker Ray Merrick and Senate President Susan Wagle sit on the national board for the conservative American Legislative Exchange Council, which developed model legislation for repeal of the mandate. The state also is home to Koch Industries, which owns refining interests and opposes renewable energy

requirements. On the flip side of the debate, the state is home to 20 wind farms and a $7 billion capital investment. Landowners receive roughly $8 million a year in lease payments from those farms, the American Wind Energy Association said. Those numbers have the attention of state Rep. Ron Ryckman Sr., a conservative Meade Republican whose county has four wind farms that paid southwest Kansas county governments a total of $1.2 million last year. Statewide, wind farms make roughly $8 million in lease payments each year to landowners. “Wind energy is very important to my district. They are generating a lot of money,” Ryckman said. “It was a no-brainer for me to help protect the district.”

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Bacteria in spices a growing matter If you’re using bulk spices, you might want to consider not sprinkling the black pepper on your already cooked meal. About six months ago, Patrick Williams, a research assistant professor at K-State Olathe who works in biomolecular testing, began studying spices as they relate to food safety. “Spices are somewhat of the last frontier in food safety,” Williams said. “In fact, the FDA (U.S. Food and Drug Administration) recently published a white paper calling attention to foodborne pathogens and other materials present in spice products.” The recent FDA report cited that the types of microbial pathogens found in spices might include salmonella, bacillus and staphylococcus aureus, among others. Filth adulterants found have included live and dead whole insects and insect parts; excrement from animals, birds and insects; hair from humans and animals; and many other foreign materials. Twelve percent of spices brought to the United States are con-

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a high risk for contamination.” U.S. governmental organizations continue to push hard to establish safe handling food and agricultural practices across the entire food industry, he said, including working outside the United States with other countries to establish similar practices. But, this will take time. “One aspect of this research that we find particularly intriguing is some spices that come from mostly India and Asia are contaminated with bacteria associated with soils,” Williams said. “These soil bacteria are considered nonpathogenic and could be carrying plasmids, which carry genes for antibiotic resistance.” Because one of the key public health concerns today is antibiotic resistance, Williams hopes to

Our research has found that some of the spices we’ve purchased from farmers’ markets and bulk spice vendors are positive for salmonella. — Patrick Williams, research professor

taminated, according to the FDA. Williams and his colleagues found a much higher percentage of contamination in the spices they tested, but he said they tested only bulk spices from a specific area, the Kansas City metro area, whereas the FDA tested a much broader pool of spices. Of all the spices the K-State group tested, Williams said four out of 10 showed contamination by one or a combination of three items: heavy metals; mycotoxins, which indicate fungal contamination; and bacteria. “Our research has found that some of the spices we’ve purchased from farmers’ markets and bulk spice vendors are positive for salmonella,” he said. “There are four spices that are typically associated with salmonella contamination: black pepper, thyme, oregano and turmeric.” Williams added that many of the spices were also contaminated with a variety of non-pathogenic, soil-associated bacteria. Bulk spices are more prone to contamination, particularly at the point where they are being sold, Williams said, as it’s at that point where the quality control measures tend to cease. “If you’ve been to a farmers’ market or bulk vendor where they have the spices out in barrels or boxes that don’t have lids on them, they are open to the public,” he said. “You can watch people put their hands in them and savor the spices, which means there is

study this area further with imported spices. Understanding how the spices could have been contaminated and properly cooking bulk spices is important in helping reduce the risk of getting foodborne illness. Heavy metals are a concern, Williams said, as people can contract metal toxicity from consuming high levels of lead, iron or other industrial-associated metals in spices. If rusty farm equipment is used to process the spices, that rust will likely show up in the final product. “There’s been concern that some spices are being irrigated with industrial wastewater,” he said. “If that’s the case, the plants will take up these heavy metals, and they will ultimately end up in the spice product.” Mycotoxins are toxic molecules that are left behind by molds and fungi, Williams said. They likely contaminate the spice product shortly after harvest or if the spice is allowed to get damp from farm to vendor. Williams said he continues to catalog toxins present in the spices he’s tested and focus mostly on those bulk spices consumers can buy in and around Kansas City. For those who buy bulk spices to cook with, they have little need to worry. Always cooking these spices to at least 160 degrees will eliminate the bacteria, he said. For more information contact Kathy in the Southwind Extension District Iola office at 620365-2242 or by email at

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Modesty not a woman’s best friend in the workforce Women are poor advocates for themselves, according to two high-powered women in the recent edition of The Atlantic magazine. In general, we tend to underestimate our abilities and give an even worse impression to others. The result is a lot of missed opportunities. Authors Claire Shipman and Katty Kay are TV journalists who have made it to the big time. Shipman is a reporter for ABC News; Kay is anchor of BBC World News America. In 2009 they cowrote the book, “Womenomics,” a look at the changing roles of women in today’s world. In their research they discovered a disconcerting commonality among even successful women. To a one, they have had to overcome serious doubts of their abilities and attributed a good share of their success to luck, despite the fact that many have graduated at the top of their class, discovered groundbreaking research, or landed lucrative business deals. Men, on the other hand, are, in general, prone to exaggerate their abilities, but, to their credit, not on a conscious level. Seems part of the reason women hold back while men forge ahead is in our DNA. A male’s high level of testosterone — 10 times that of a female’s — makes them physically stronger and faster, which society frequently translates to other domains. Testosterone also fuels a man’s impulse to engage in what women consider risky behavior, which can have its downsides. A surgeon who likes to take risks isn’t exactly who you want holding the knife.

Females, on the other hand, are influenced more by estrogen, a hormone that encourages bonding and connection, great traits for the nursery, but not so impressive in the boardroom. TO PRESENT a more confident impression, the authors encourage women to take some cues from men, including: • Don’t try for perfection. You’ll never get there and the feeling you can’t try for a position unless you meet every qualification will keep you from applying in the first place. A stereotypical woman won’t sign up to run a half-marathon unless she’s got the 13 miles and more easily under her belt. A man, on the other hand, will “go for it,” even though he’s comfortable running only half the distance, figuring he can muscle through the remainder. He gets an A for effort. • Don’t underestimate your abilities because that can be a self-fulfilling prophecy. A person’s abilities are perceived much as they are projected. Even when test scores are identical, women typically underestimate their performance, while men overestimate. That lack of confidence not only keeps women from pursuing opportunities but also leads others to believe they aren’t as capable as their male counterparts. Confidence, the article says, is every bit as important as competence because it helps push us to excel at higher and higher levels. Despite the article’s overgeneralizations, it serves as a lesson for women to speak up or be willing to take a back seat. — Susan Lynn

Crises in Africa causing massive influx to the north

Europe’s migration emergency Italy’s interior minister, Angelino Alfano, has given the European Union an ultimatum: Either step in to help Italy cope with the waves of African migrants who risk drowning in the Mediterranean to reach its shores or Italy will begin sending the people it rescues to neighboring European countries. After the sinking of an overloaded boat last week — 206 people were rescued off the coast of Italy, 17 bodies were recovered, and an unknown number are missing — the European Commission responded. It said Italy should communicate what it expects. This is not an acceptable response. The commission knows very well what Italy expects. It wants Europe to compensate it for the cost of rescuing migrants. Italy also wants Europe to take ownership of its marine rescue operation, Mare Nostrum, which was set up after a boat sank off the coast of the Italian island of

State cuts reflected in tuition hikes Students and legislators had to be unhappy to see all six state universities request higher tuition rates and fees. But as students and their parents go looking for more cash, irked lawmakers should look in the mirror. The proposed hikes include Wichita State University’s 4.9 percent, the University of Kansas’ 4.3 percent and Kansas State University’s 5.2 percent. Assuming the Kansas Board of Regents blesses the increases next month, some students and parents may have to take on more loan debt. Some may delay college — though even after

years of steady and often steep increases at Kansas campuses, it’s still hard to gauge how price sensitivity affects enrollment. The institutions argue persuasively that, even with higher tuition and fees, they will offer a good value at a price that compares favorably with peer institutions. Meanwhile, many legislators may be dismayed that the universities want to raise tuition and fees even after the 2014 Legislature restored some of highereducation funding cut last year. But current state funding of the regents system is far short of its pre-re-

cession levels, and Moody’s Investors Service just cited the “state’s budgetary challenges” and KU’s “thin operating performance and limited liquidity” as it downgraded the credit rating of KU as well as Emporia State University. That tough assessment takes aim at the Statehouse as much as at the campuses. The regents should carefully scrutinize the requests, recognizing the link between affordability and access. And lawmakers should recognize their responsibility for such hikes and potential role in curbing them. — The Wichita Eagle

Lampedusa last October, with 350 lives lost. Since then, as two new reports on migration to Europe confirm, the worsening turmoil in sub-Saharan Africa and the dire situation in Syria have pushed thousands more to risk crossing the Mediterranean, more than 40,000 in 2013 alone. Mare Nostrum has saved many lives: The Italian navy says it recently rescued 4,362 people, including a newborn, in just five days. As the number of people attempting the perilous Mediterranean crossing has soared, so have the costs. Italy spends $13.1 million a month on sea patrols, and millions more to meet the basic needs of rescued migrants. That cost is likely to grow dramatically since the conflicts across Africa and the Middle East show little sign of abating. A new United States military advisory board report cites desertification as a contributing factor, and warns that this and other destabiliz-

ing effects of climate change in the region are expected to increase. Italy says that as many as 800,000 migrants, mainly from Africa, South Asia and Syria, are massing in Libya now with the intent of reaching Italy. Libya’s interim interior minister, Salah Mazek, recently warned the European Union that Libya had had enough of being a way station for migrants heading to Europe, and that it was “Europe’s turn to pay.” Libya and Italy are merely points along a larger migration route. They cannot cope alone. European interior ministers need to pledge concerted action when they meet in Luxembourg in early June to discuss migration. And the United States, the European Union and its member states must work with African governments and the United Nations to address this desperate migration. — The New York Times

A�look�back�in�time � 50 Years Ago Week of May 18, 1964

Stanley Toland, Iola lawyer, was elected by Kansas Bar Association members to the Kansas Supreme Court nominating commission. Toland will serve the remaining three years in a vacated position on the commission. He had been serving on an interim appointment. ***** Twenty-seven high school seniors and 19 eighth-graders will receive diplomas tomorrow night in commencement exercises at the Colony school. *****

Plans for improvements on U.S. 169 south to Humboldt were reported at yesterday’s Chamber of Commerce lunch meeting by Melvin Bell and Bud Redfearn, who represented the Chamber at a U.S. 169 meeting at Paola last Friday. They said the Highway Commission plans to build a new highway, replacing the railroad overpass and eliminating the big curve. The highway is to be two-lane on a four-lane right of way. They said the project is being given high priority and may go into the state’s highway plan for next year.

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President Barack Obama, (Democrat) 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. N.W. Washington D.C., 20500; phone (switchboard): (202) 456-1414; (comments): (202) 456-1111

Gov. Sam Brownback, (Republican) Capital, 300 S.W. 10th Ave., Suite 212S, Topeka, KS 66612-1590; phone: (785) 296-3232; comments/comment.htm

U.S. Sen. Pat Roberts, (Republican) 109 Hart Senate Office Building Washington D.C., 20510; phone: (202) 224-4774; Email: www.roberts. cfm?p=EmailPat

U.S. Sen. Jerry Moran, (Republican) Russell Senate Office Building, Room 354, Washington D.C., 20510; phone: (202) 224-6521; Pittsburg: 306 N. Broadway, Suite 125, Pittsburg, KS, 66762; (620) 232-2286. Email: moran. cfm/e-mail-jerry

Rep. Lynn Jenkins, (Republican) 130 Cannon House Office Building, Washington D.C., 20515; phone: (202) 225-6601; Pittsburg: 701 N. Broadway, Pittsburg, KS 66762; phone: (620) 231-5966. Email: gov/contact-me/

Sen. Caryn Tyson, (Republican) State Capitol-236 E Topeka, KS 66612 phone: (785) 296-6838; e-mail: or 19984 County Rd. 1077 Parker, KS 66072 phone: (913) 898-2366

Rep. Kent Thompson, (Republican) House District No. 9, phone: (785)-296-7673 State Capitol, Room 268W, 300 SW Tenth Ave. Topeka, KS 66612, or phone: 620-496-2255 1816 2800 St., LaHarpe, KS 66751. email: kent.thompson@


Tuesday, May 20, 2014

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Kansas investigates $10M missing from credit union

Dust in the wind This old shed at the edge of a crop field southeast of Iola is nearly obscured by dust whipped up by strong winds Monday afternoon. REGISTER/BOB JOHNSON

Weather forecast divided WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Weather patterns more like the heart of summer than late May have some forecasters concerned that Kansas could be in store for continued hot and dry conditions. Others aren’t quite ready to jump on the drought bandwagon,

even though high-temperature records were broken three times in Wichita earlier this month, including the earliest 100-degree day in the city’s history. The Wichita Eagle reports all sides agree the unusually weak jet stream means few tornadoes are expected the

rest of the season. AccuWeather forecaster Paul Pastelok says the ridge of high pressure that can make for a long, hot summer if it sets up over Kansas is likely to be south and west of the state. That happened last year, when Wichita had one of its wettest summers on record.

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A fired Parsons-Pittsburg Credit Union employee is believed to have embezzled $10 million in missing deposits from the now defunct operation and gambled away much of the money, recently released court documents show. The filings last week in U.S. District Court in Kansas reveal for the first time the magnitude of losses that led the Kansas Department of Credit Unions in January to place the state-chartered credit union into conservatorship. It ultimately found it insolvent and liquidated it in March, with another credit union assuming operations. It remains unclear how so much money could have disappeared without authorities noticing sooner. Department administrator John Smith said Monday that the credit union submitted incorrect data about accounts that regu-

lators didn’t know existed. He said a forensic audit is underway to determine how it was done. “A loss of this size is painful to us,” Smith said. “It looks like we are not doing our job. That is not the case.” Authorities are scrambling to seize whatever assets they can find. An April raid at the suspect’s home netted two cashier’s checks totaling $130,000, gold coins, silver coins, a Prada handbag, a vehicle, documents showing the purchase of U.S. savings bonds, and other paperwork. The Associated Press is not naming the ex-worker because no criminal charges have been filed. The suspect’s phone has been disconnected and a spokesman for the U.S. attorney’s office said he did not know whether a defense attorney has been retained. The National Credit

Union Association began an unannounced examination of the credit union in January and interviewed the suspect about gambling activities. Examiners eventually found that about $10 million in non-member deposits were missing, an FBI special agent said in the court documents. The deposits were made by other financial institutions into the ParsonsPittsburg Credit Union account at Kansas Corporate Credit Union. Examiners found the majority of the missing deposits were diverted from the credit union accounts to other accounts controlled by the suspect, according to the filing. The FBI found the employee and the employee’s spouse did not have any income that would explain the amount they spent at casinos in Oklahoma and Missouri during the past two years.

Dillow: Year later, girl still recovering from accident Continued from A1

A week after the first hospital stay, Gracie contracted an infection and was back for nearly another week. In November she had the first of two cosmetic surgeries to deal with injuries to her scalp, and a second about a month later. Hair hasn’t grown yet on some of the scar tissue, but with mom’s help Gracie has her hair combed each morning to cover the scars.

“The doctor had a name for it, but basically the hair in the scar area is in hibernation,” Lacy said. “They think it eventually will grow again.” To help, a type of small balloon was inserted under Gracie’s scalp, which stretched the skin and permitted the surgeon to cover some of the scars. A third surgery may be necessary. “We’ll just have to wait and see,” said Lacy.

Gracie always has been an active child and likes nothing better than frolicking outdoors, her parents said. The accident has put a crimp on that. Until just recently she had to forego outdoor recesses and physical education classes at Humboldt Elementary, where she will complete first grade Wednesday. When Gracie is outdoors, Lacy ladles on sunblock and makes sure she wears a hat to

cover the sensitive area of the scars. “She got to participate in some soccer this spring and she’ll be able to play softball this summer,” Brian noted. Gracie said she feels good now. “The worst part was having to have her two front teeth pulled” to accommodate a breathing tube before the second surgery, Lacy said. “They were a little loose and the doctors thought

Thrive: LaHarpe meets with organization Continued from A1 Aging playground equipment has long since been removed, leaving nothing in its place. While new playground equipment likely is pricier than anything PRIDE or the city can afford, Thrive members suggested contacting area school districts that have built new complexes, leaving old playground equipment unused. Perhaps it can be pur-

chased at a discount and relocated to LaHarpe, Wolfe suggested. PRIDE


also spoke about a pair of upcoming projects. They’ll meet at about 8 a.m. Saturday to put new metal siding on the concession building near the park’s ball field. The building has been targeted in recent months by vandals, who have punched holes through the wooden siding.

Volunteers are always accepted, PRIDE members said. In addition, plans are in the works for the third annual Patriot’s Challenge-Color Splash June 28, a 5K run in which members stop periodically at color stations to coat themselves in various shades of powdered paint. The event ends with a giant “color splash,” coating all involved with the powdered paint. There’s also a compet-


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MV falls in softball— B4

Tuesday, May 20, 2014


Riley Murray fields the ball and runs to first base to get the out just before the runner gets to the bag. Iola lost to Burlington 9-1 Monday night, ending the team’s season. REGISTER/SPENCER MICHELSON

Fillies end with tough loss By SPENCER MICHELSON The Iola Register

GARNETT — Iola High School’s bus sat parked behind the outfield wall of Garnett High School’s softball field after the Fillies lost 9-1 to Burlington in the Class 4A Regional tournament. None of the Fillies’ players wanted to walk to it, knowing that their season was over. “We just had one bad inning, one bad inning and everything just kind of fell apart,” coach Vince Coons said. “It’s kind of like the typical things that we’ve done. We just give too many outs, leave our pitcher out there hanging too much.” That bad inning came in the fourth. Down only 1-0, the

game was still close, but the bats of the Wildcats came to life like it was a Disney movie. There weren’t any singing animals though, so this can’t be confirmed. Burlington had back-toback RBI-doubles to score two runs. With the bases loaded, pitcher MacKenzie Weseloh walked in a run. The next batter came up to bat with the bases still loaded and made it count with an RBI-single that knocked in two more runs. Another RBI-single knocked in both runners on base, and an error allowed the batter to make it to second and another runner moved to third base. The next batter got to first on an error that allowed another run. The bleeding stopped after catcher Halie Cleaver threw out a runner

attempting to steal second. The damage of the eight run fourth innning turned the game into a clear 9-0 advantage for Burlington. The Fillies wouldn’t overcome that lead. The sixth inning belonged to Iola senior Hannah Endicott who had her last as a Fillie. She ended up on second with a stand-up double after surviving a long at bat. Then, she came into relief in the bottom of the inning, giving up no runs and only a bunt single in her final frame as a pitcher. “Hannah battled hard, she had a great at bat in this game,” Coons said. “She’s a battler, and that’s what I want the girls to be because it’s going to carry through in life.” See FILLIES | Page B4

Shane Walden tees off at a golf tournament earlier this season. On Monday he led the team to the regional championship qualifying the team for the state tournament. REGISTER/RICHARD LUKEN

Iola golf team wins wind-swept regional By RICHARD LUKEN The Iola Register

Above, sand blankets the eyes of secondbaseman Ashlie Shields, attempting to tag out the runner. Wind gusts from left field lasted for the entirety of the game, leaving sand in many players eyes. Left, Hannah Endicott hits a double in her final at bat as a Fillie. The senior, who played short stop for the majority of the game, came in as relief in the sixth inning. Endicott gave up a bunt single, allowing no runs to score. The Fillies lost 9-1 against Burlington Monday night. REGISTER/SPENCER MICHELSON

EMPORIA — As they’ve done all season, Iola High’s golf team stayed out of trouble more than its challengers Monday to finish at the top of the leader board. Junior Shane Walden recorded the top individual score, and the Mustangs shot 13 strokes better as a team than their nearest competitor. It was anything but routine. With a constant rush of wind in excess of 20 mph, and gusts nearing 50 mph, golfers from top to bottom struggled with the elements. “These were the worst conditions we’ve had to deal with in my two years here,” Mustang golf coach Doug Kerr

said. The wind was intense enough to affect putts as they rolled across the green. “Shane missed one putt because the wind actually moved the ball as he was drawing back to hit,” Kerr said. “It was basically a matter of who could handle the conditions better than the others.” So while the Mustangs had a tough time on the course — Kaden Macha, for example, shot his worst round of the year by far — their main competitors were downright miserable. Iola shot 336 as a team, 13 strokes better than Ottawa’s 349. Paola was a distant third at 358. Walden was the only golfer See MUSTANGS | Page B4

Area golfers qualify for state tournaments MV third at Pretty Prairie PRETTY PRAIRIE — A never-say-die spirit paid off handsomely for Marmaton Valley High’s golf team Monday. The Wildcats took home third place in their Class 1A Regional Golf Tournament, despite a ferocious wind that wreaked havoc on golf scores from top to bottom. “I saw a lot of kids get frustrated and quit trying,”

Marmaton Valley coach Mike McEwan said. “Our kids fought the whole day, and showed a lot of fortitude.” Marmaton Valley’s team score of 449 placed the Wildcats in the top three, thus qualifying the entire team for the upcoming state tournament. See MV | Page B4

Schemper fine

Sellman earns 3A berth

LACROSSE — Nick Schemper put together his best round of golf Monday since the 2014 season began. It couldn’t have come at a better time. Schemper’s third-place 83 at Monday’s Sand Green Regional Tournament qualified him for state for the fourth year in a row. “Nick finally put together decent

CANEY — Humboldt High’s Robbie Sellman made it threefor-three in state appearanced on the golf course Monday. Sellman’s 91 placed him 10th overall at Monday’s Class 3A Regional Tournament. To make it to state, a golfer must be either a

See YC | Page B4

member of the top two teams at regionals, or be among the five lowest scores of all other golfers. Other scores from the regional were unavailable by press time. Sellman advances to the Class 3A State Tournament next Tuesday at Cheney.


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Royals drop one to Chicago KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — White Sox first baseman Paul Konerko simply scoffed when he was asked to summarize in a paragraph Monday night’s wild 7-6 victory over the Kansas City Royals. “I don’t know if a paragraph is enough,” he said. Well, first came the five-run lead that the Royals established in the first inning. Then a frantic comeback by Chicago, capped by Konerko’s tworun homer. And finally, clutch pitching by relievers Scott Downs and Jake Petricka to save the series-opening win. All in a nice, tidy paragraph. “We got behind big early, like a lot of games here in the past,” Konerko said. “But guys started taking pride in their at-bats and we started to chip away.” Alexei Ramirez homered and drove in four runs, and Dayan Viciedo went deep before Konerko — starting in place of injured slugger Jose Abreu — hit his goahead homer in the fifth. Zach Putnam (2-0) worked two shutout innings in relief of Scott Carroll, and Ronald Belisario also threw two scoreless innings before Downs and Petricka bailed out Matt Lindstrom. Lindstrom, normally the White Sox closer, gave up a leadoff single to Nori Aoki in the ninth, then appeared to step awkwardly fielding a sacrifice bunt by Alcides Escobar that resulted in an error. Downs entered and struck out Eric Hosmer, and then Petricka picked off pinch-runner Jarrod Dyson at second base before getting Billy Butler on a groundout for his first save. “The bullpen was great. They just continue to shine,” said White Sox manager Robin Ventura, who was still awaiting word after the game on the severity of Lindstrom’s right ankle injury. “It didn’t look good,” he said. Jason Vargas (4-2) squandered the rare fiverun lead the Royals’ popgun offense gave him. He allowed all seven White Sox runs in 4 2-3 innings, his shortest outing of the season. “I don’t get too mad about a lot of things, but given a five-run lead in the first inning and coughing it up halfway through the fifth inning — that’s not good enough to get it done,” he said. Carroll, who grew up just north of Kauffman Stadium in Liberty, had a rude homecoming for the White Sox. He allowed the first five batters he faced to reach base, failed to get an out on his first 30 pitches and trailed 5-0 by the second inning. “I was making good pitches,” he said, “and they were just finding holes.”

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Hog farm expansion puts dent in water resources By TREVOR GRAFF KHI News Service

TRIBUNE — Even as Greeley County farmers are counting water by the drop, Seaboard Farms plans to increase production at its giant hog facility near here, bringing as many as 396,000 hogs to an exhausted area of the Ogallala Aquifer. Seaboard Farms’ planned expansion at its Ladder Creek facility would make it the second largest of its kind in the country. The plan, approved by the Kansas Department of Health and Environment in March, has some local residents and environmentalists questioning its prudence and feasibility. “They’re (water officials) telling farmers out here to cut back irrigation,” said Julie Samuelson, publisher of the Western Times, a newspaper in Sharon Springs. “Water has become a big bone of contention out here — just the fact that you tell one form of agriculture you have to cut down your water use, but then let corporate agriculture use more.” Samuelson said one farmer near the Ladder Creek site has only five years of groundwater left at his home and that several families have moved from their farms to town after their wells became too expensive to operate. Groundwater Management District No. 1 is considering measures to cut irrigation in the area by as much as 20 percent in the coming months. Even so, Seaboard’s new permit allows it to boost head counts at the Ladder Creek facility from 132,000 mature, 275-pound hogs to 198,000 mature hogs or 396,000 hogs still in growing stages. Increasing the number of hogs also will significantly increase the amount of water used at the facility. Spokespeople for Seaboard did not return calls seeking comment.

Local farmers object

In written testimony

to the agency during the permit process, several local farmers asked KDHE to withhold approval of the expansion, citing the area’s lack of water. But KDHE officials said that once water rights are established, water quantity is not a factor in the agency’s final permitting process. “Once the Department of Water Resources has issued the water rights for them, then water quantity goes on DWR (Division of Water Resources), and we just worry about water quality,” said Terry Medley, chief of the Livestock Waste Management Section at KDHE’s Bureau of Water. “But we do verify that they have the water rights.” Lane Letourneau, water appropriations program manager at the state Division of Water Resources, said Sea-

of the year. But even with the permit, Ladder Creek has struggled to maintain the required water levels in its anaerobic sewage lagoons, which are designed to control odor and assist in breaking down manure generated by the hogs. The lagoons require the proper volume of water for the growth of bacteria to break down the waste and control odor. In December 2012, KDHE officials gave the Ladder Creek site a variance from the permit when they did not meet the 14-foot water level requirements. At the time of inspection, Seaboard was told to submit a plan to bring the lagoons into compliance by Jan. 31, 2013. Agency records show that Seaboard began filling the lagoons on Feb. 7, 2013, after submitting a plan to be compliant in

KDHE officials say, ‘Well, they don’t have enough water, so we’re going to grant them a variance’ and then they turn right around and allow them to increase the size of this facility by 50 percent. That just does not compute. — Craig Volland, Kansas Chapter of the Sierra Club

board purchased existing rights in the area in compliance with state regulations. Water levels in the aquifer dropped more than 51 inches in 2012 and have dropped 14 feet since 1996, according to the Kansas Geological Survey. “The appropriations far exceed the current recharge, and so it’s running at a tremendous deficit now,” said Duane Schrag, co-conservation chair of the Kansas Sierra Club. “Any potential attempt to get more water out only accelerates that process.” In January 2013, DWR granted Ladder Creek term permits allowing for the pumping of 158.61 million gallons of groundwater for industrial use over the course

six to eight months. The department approved. “They (KDHE officials) say, ‘Well, they don’t have enough water, so we’re going to grant them a variance’ and then they turn right around and allow them to increase the size of this facility by 50 percent,” Craig Volland, agriculture chair of the Kansas Chapter of the Sierra Club, said. “That just does not compute.” E nv i ro n m e n t a l i s t s said KDHE is not a particularly strong enforcer of its own regulations, noting that in Wichita County, the department allowed a smaller hog farm to operate more than three years on an expired permit from June 2008 to October 2011. Current Kansas law doesn’t distinguish between smaller hog operations and one the size of the Ladder Creek facility. A facility with 10,000 hogs is held to the same standard as one with 198,000 mature hogs. “Really we just make sure that each one meets the statute’s regulations, and if they do then we really don’t have a whole

The Ladder Creek farm site in Greeley County is the largest hog-growing facility in Kansas. These five barns are part of a 120-barn facility owned by Shawnee Mission-based Seaboard Farms. Each barn houses up to 1,100 pigs. The operation is located 12 miles north of Tribune on Highway 27 and east on 12 Mile Road. With its expansion permit approved it can legally have up to 396,000 pigs. PHOTO BY PHIL CAUTHON

lot of authority to make them do something different,” Medley said. “We’re making sure they’re following the requirements to protect water quality, and that’s all we have the authority to do.” Medley said he saw no need to change the law to account for the added size of a facility such as Ladder Creek. Beyond water quantity issues, some local residents and environmentalists question the site’s compliance with federal Clean Water Act guidelines, which are administered by KDHE. They said the expansion would make controlling odor from the site’s sewage lagoons more difficult. “Our principal concern is our sense that the neighbors to such a large facility — the neighbors who didn’t benefit economically by sale of the land, for example — are being really unfairly treated because they have to suffer the consequences of these things,” said Volland. “They get no economic recovery from it.” Trusting Seaboard

At Ladder Creek, KDHE is trusting Seaboard to verify the number of hogs on site. The hog population correlates directly to the amount of waste generated and the odor produced. “We do have the authority to go in the barns. We typically don’t because they (Seaboard officials) submit monthly reports or keep them on site,” Medley said. “The monthly reports indicate how many head

are on site, and then they submit an annual report that also gives the maximum number that they’ve had on site during the year.” Medley said the company also provides a report on the amount of waste generated at the facility. “We can pretty much correlate the number on site with the waste generated. Unless we see a huge discrepancy in those numbers, we really don’t take the risk of going inside the barns and spreading disease,” he said. Disease has become a major issue in confined swine operations. Porcine epidemic diarrhea virus, or PEDv, has spread to 27 states, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture. The USDA announced in April a program requiring the pork industry to report all cases of the virus and will be working closely with state agencies to stem its spread. To keep the virus from entering the Ladder Creek site, Seaboard is among producers taking extra precautions, including postponing state inspections. A November 2012 letter from Seaboard to KDHE stated that the company quarantined its Kansas operations and had “postponed all inspections in Kansas sites due to bio-security issues.” Medley said there was nothing unusual about that. “They can’t completely deny or make it unreasonable for us to go,” Medley said. “We do

have our own biosecurity protocols, and we follow theirs as well.” New approach needed

With water supply and quality issues growing in importance, Kansas policymakers should examine state laws to determine whether they are adequate to protect the public interest, said Roger McEowen, director at the Center for Agricultural Law and Taxation at Iowa State University. McEowen isn’t convinced that they are. “Some people are going to claim that they’re violating state law,” McEowen said. “No, they’re not. This is permissible, but is this the best policy going forward into the future where there will be battles over scarcer resources? That’s the real issue.” He said Kansas might want to consider a water use system like Nebraska’s. There, he said, both surface and groundwater use are directly linked and water rights are given with stricter consideration of what consumption might mean to neighboring holders of water rights. “The system that we have had in Kansas for some time — with the chief engineer at the Division of Water Resource’s authority, the groundwater management districts, the local people — you have to ask, ‘Is that system functioning to protect all parties’ vested right?’” McEowen said. “People in policymaking positions have really got to think through this and get up to speed on it.”

Kansas briefs Kansas wheat declines as drought endures

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — The condition of the Kansas winter wheat crop continues to decline despite spotty rains that relieved drought pressure in central eastern parts of the state. The National Agricultural Statistics Service reported Monday that 59 percent of the winter wheat is in poor to very poor condition. About 29 percent is listed as fair, with just 11 percent rated as good and 1 percent excellent. The agency says that with pasture grasses shortened by drought, some producers are turning cattle out to graze the failed wheat. The weekly report also said cool temperatures slowed crop

development, and freezing temperatures in parts of Kansas kept many farmers from putting seed in the ground. About 86 percent of the state’s corn has now been planted, along with 7 percent of sorghum and 32 percent of soybeans.

Libertarian to file for Kansas governor TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Libertarian Keen Umbehr is preparing to file the paperwork and pay the fee to enter this year’s race for Kansas governor. The Kansas Libertarian Party nominated Umbehr, a lawyer from Alma, during its April convention. His campaign said Umbehr would file for governor Tuesday at the secretary of state’s office in

Topeka. Republican Gov. Sam Brownback and his running mate, Lt. Gov. Jeff Colyer, filed last week for their bid for a second term. Democrat Paul Davis, the current House minority leader, is running for governor with Jill Docking as his running mate, but they have yet to file. The filing deadline is June 2. No other Democrats have entered the race.

Court extends stay in Arizona, Kansas voting case WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A federal appeals court extended its order allowing Kansas and Arizona residents to continue registering to vote using a federal form without having to show proof of citizenship.

The 10th Circuit Court of Appeals issued its order late Monday and granted an expedited hearing on the merits of the case sought by the U.S. Election Assistance Commission and voting rights groups. Earlier this month, the appeals court issued its emergency stay of U.S. District Judge Eric Melgren’s ruling ordering the commission to immediately modify its federal voter registration form to add special instructions for Arizona and Kansas residents about those states’ proof-ofcitizenship requirements. Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach has said if the law is stayed, he would implement a system like Arizona’s in which voters who registered with the federal form can vote only in federal races. The commission has argued

that Melgren’s decision would discourage voters from registering for federal elections and would hurt voter registration drives. Federal election officials and their supporters contend that the federal form provides an important backstop allowing participation of all eligible voters in federal elections, regardless of “onerous” requirements that states may place to vote in their own elections. Kansas and Arizona argue that the availability of a federal form, which requires only that people attest under penalty of perjury that they are citizens, creates a “massive loophole” in the enforcement of their voter proof-of-citizenship laws aimed at keeping noncitizens off the voter rolls.


Tuesday, May 20, 2014

The Iola Register

MV: Wildcats qualify for state Continued from B1

second-place finisher Chetopa. Ashland took the regional crown at 394.

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Marmaton Valley High’s Lane Hamm tees off Monday during the Class 1A Regional Tournament in Pretty Prairie. Hamm and his Wildcat teammates coped with a ferocious wind and qualified for the upcoming state tournament in the process. PHOTO COURTESY OF MIKE McEWAN

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High School Softball Class 3A Regional at Humboldt Today, vs. Jayhawk-Linn, 3 p.m. Championship, 6:30 p.m. High School Baseball Class 3A Regional at Caney Valley Wednesday, vs. LeonBluestem, 2 p.m. Championship, 6 p.m. High School Track Friday, Class 3A Regional, Wellsville High School Softball Class 3A Regional at Humboldt Today, vs. Jayhawk-Linn, 3 p.m. Championship, 6:30 p.m. High School Golf May 27, Class 3A State Tournament, Cheney

High School Baseball Class 4A Regional at Burlington Today, vs. Santa Fe Trail, 4:30 p.m. Championship, 7 p.m. High School Golf May 27, Class 4A State Tournament, Mayetta High School Track Friday, Class 4A Regional, Louisburg, 3 p.m. May 30-31, State Track Meet, Wichita

Yates Center High School Baseball Class 2-1A Regional at Oswego Today, vs. Cedar ValeDexter, 4 p.m. Championship, 6 p.m. High School Softball Class 2-1A Regional at Yates Center Today, vs. Flinthills, 3 p.m. Championship, 6:30 p.m. High School High School Track Friday, Class 2A Regional, Hillsboro May 30-31, State Track Meet, Wichita High School Golf May 27, Sand Green State Tournament, Leonardville G.C.

Marmaton Valley High School Baseball Class 2-1A Regional at Oswego Today, vs. St. Mary’s-Colgan, 2 p.m. Championship, 7 p.m. High School Golf May 27, Class 1A State Tournament, Garden City High School Track Friday, Class 1A Regional, Burlington

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The top three teams qualify for state in Class 1A. The Wildcats were led by Lane Hamm, who carded a 104 to finish ninth. Mike SwiftPlaschka was 12th at 110, while Joe Jefferis was 13th at 112. Mitch Covey shot a 123 to finish 21st. Winds out of the south were a steady 35 mph for most of the day, with gusts over 40 mph, McEwan said. “Our kids did what it took to qualify,” McEwan said. “I am very proud of them for their their character and effort. They battled all day.” Marmaton Valley travels to Garden City May 27 for the Class 1A State Tournament at, coincidentally enough, Southwind Golf Course.

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on the day to shoot below 80. His 78 was three strokes better than Anderson County’s Spencer Walter. Macha wound up in fifth with his 85. “This is how strong the wind was,” Kerr said. “Kaden had never hit a ball out of bounds before today. Today, he hit three.”

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The Fillies showed life in their final inning of the game. Katie Shields drew a lead-off walk. Emily McKarnin then had an RBI-double. Baylea Thompson then hit a dribbler to the pitcher, looking like it would be scooped up for the for sure out. Instead, the Wildcat pitcher threw the ball to third, where McKarnin slid under the tag, leaving runners on first and third with no outs. That potential fire was put out with two consecutive strikeouts. With runners on second and third, Cleaver came up


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But while no other team had more than three golfers score better than 90, Iola had four score 87 or better. “We’ve played in windy conditions all season,” Kerr said, adding the team took a match play approach to the tournament. As long as each Iola golfer finished better than the others in his group, Kerr figured

the Mustangs would be in good shape as a team. “That’s how it wound up,” he said. Drake Dieker finished one stroke behind Macha. His 86 placed him seventh. Weston Hines was eighth at 87. Matt Jacobs carded a 92 to finish 15th. Adam Peterson’s 98 put him at 24th. The Mustangs are making their third

straight trip to state. They won their 4A regional in 2012 before finishing second last season. (The top two teams qualify for state). The 4A state tournament tees off Tuesday morning at Firekeeper Golf Course in Mayetta. “We don’t know much about the course,” Kerr said. “We know it’ll be tough.”

to bat for her final time. She hit a bullet toward second that looked like it would get through and score two runs. Instead, the diving second baseman stretched out her glove, got to her knees and threw Cleaver out at first on a call that could have gone either way. The Fillies’ season ended seniors Cleaver, Endicott and Weseloh’s careers. “The seniors are our nucleus, it’s going to be a very difficult job replacing those three,” Coons said. “We’re talking about two pitchers and a catcher.” For most games, We-

seloh was the starting pitcher, Cleaver the starting catcher and Endicott the starting shortstop. Coons said that Thompson, the junior varsity pitcher this season, would be the main pitcher for varsity next season. He also hopes to work on pitching with Ashlie Shields and Shelby Reno during the summer. He predicts that Taylor Sell will step in as the starting catcher next season.

The team was young and this season should be a stepping stone for next year’s team. There are going to be three seniors next season as well. “I thought we had a good season, I mean we got all of our games in,” Coons said. “The girls played 21 varsity games, we got 14 JV games in, so we had a full season. It’s not often we have that.” The Fillies ended the season at 8-13.

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Coping with husband’s disinterest in sex Dear Carolyn: When you had a question regarding women with higher sex drives than their husbands, it really hit home. I am lucky if my husband and I have sex six times a year. I have tried to initiate it in the past and have been told many times that if I stop asking for it, I will get it more often. Well, I have tried that and it just is not working. He is also more likely to cuddle with a body pillow than me. This is ruining my selfesteem, and I just don’t know what to do. Any thoughts? — Anonymous First, you recognize this is not about you

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Carolyn Hax or your attractiveness. His is just one person’s opinion. Granted, it’s an important person, but that doesn’t make it the last word on anything. Next call on the “If you stop asking” deflection. If he’d actually tried to do his part, then that would be a different story, but since he didn’t, he was essentially buying time, both pushing

Dear Dr. Roach: I am a male, 67 years old, who had sleep apnea — that is, until I had an elective uvulopalatopharyngoplasty (UVP) to correct it. Even though I was not overweight, my sleep apnea was bad enough that I needed a CPAP machine, which after several years’ use was still uncomfortable. The purpose of writing this letter is to alert others about the consequences of electing to have this operation. The results of the surgery are not guaranteed, the two- to three-week recovery from

you off and postponing tough conversations and consequences — at your expense. You can add 2 plus 2, and you certainly don’t need to be sexually neglected and treated like a dope. Next, say you want to talk about this honestly, then start by saying out loud that you grasp that he doesn’t want to touch you as often as you want to be touched. Then ask him to take part in an equally honest conversation about what each of you would like to do about it. Maybe he just wants to stay in his nice married rut and leave you to deal with your unhappiness; maybe he actual-

Dr. Keith Roach To Your Good Health surgery is very difficult and for the rest of your life, swallowing is more difficult. I wish I had never had the operation and instead lived with sleep apnea. Unfortunately, my doctor did not advise me of the consequences. — G.G. Answer: Obstructive sleep apnea is on the rise, and many people are undi-


ly wishes he were more interested, but the idea of getting help is too daunting to him. Figuring out what he actually wants and needs is necessary to distinguishing viable options from baseless hopes. There are no pretty solutions to this problem — which you obviously have figured out, since you’ve lived for years with the truth that he’s not going to give you what you want. But, when there are no pretty solutions, the next best thing is to put the truth out in the open so you can evaluate which of them at least makes sense.

agnosed. Snoring, morning headache and falling asleep inappropriately during the day all are symptoms of OSA. The standard treatment is a continuous positive airway pressure machine, which fits over the nose or the nose and mouth, and provides a constant flow of air that keeps the soft palate from obstructing the airway. It is common to have difficulty adjusting to the mask, but patience, many adjustments and sometimes nasal sprays usually allow comfort while sleeping.

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ANW athletes fare well at regional track meet

The ANW Special Education Cooperative Special Olympics team was in Erie earlier this month for a meet. Those competing from Iola were:

100-meter run Katlin Cress, fifth in ball throw and third in 50-meter run William Hill, first in standing long jump and first in 100-meter run Leiberanne Moore, fifth in softball throw and fourth in 100-meter run Breezy Nading, first in ball throw and first in 50-meter run Justin Narvaez, second in running long jump and first in 100-meter run Corrine Simpson, fourth in

Jose Barbarick, first in softball throw and first in 50-meter run Bo Bland, fourth in softball throw and second in 200-meter run Judy Branstetter, third in running long jump and third in

softball throw and fifth in 50-meter run Iam Spoor, third in ball throw and third in 50-meter run Tyler Streeter, first in running long jump and first in 200-meter run Whitney Tarter, second in ball throw and second in standing long jump Christopher White, first in ball throw and third in 100-meter run Derek White, second in running long jump and third in 200-meter run

MV softball ousted at regionals By RICHARD LUKEN The Iola Register

Competing from Yates Center: Manual Doolittle, first in softball throw and fifth in 100-meter run Rosetta Ross, first in ball throw Gracie Splechter, first in standing long jump and second in 50-meter run Competing from elsewhere Heidi Hibbs, Gas, second in ball

throw and second in 25-meter run Ty Johnson, Moran, third in softball throw and first in 100-meter run Wolfgang Webber, Colony, first in ball throw and second in long jump Relay teams were: Bo Bland, William Hill, Tyler Streeter and Derek White, first



MORAN — Marmaton Valley High’s offense couldn’t keep up its pace after a strong start Monday. Visiting Flinthills had no such problem. The Wildcats saw their 2014 softball season come to an end, after Flinthills scored three runs in the top of the second to erase a Marmaton Valley lead. Flinthills rolled from there, winning 14-3 to advance in the Class 2-1A Regional Tournament. The loss ends the Wildcats’ season at 3-18. Flinthills raced to a quick 2-0 lead before Marmaton Valley responded with three in the bottom of the first. But Flinthills responded in the top of the second to take the lead for good. Ashlynn Pinkerton took the loss, surrendering 13 walks with six strikeouts, before leaving in the top of the fifth with an ankle injury. Jesse Gardner also pitched, striking out two and walking four. Emily Boyd and Kaitlin Ensminger both had singles for the Wildcats,

Marmaton Valley High’s Shauna Knight, center, watches the ball bounce in a cloud of dust Monday as a Flinthills base runner slides into third. Flinthills eliminated the Wildcats, 14-3, in the Class 2-1A Regional Tournament. REGISTER/RICHARD LUKEN who also worked Flinthills pitchers for four walks in the game.


The Wildcats end the season with a 3-18 record.


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