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Kosovo veteran will speak at services By BOB JOHNSON The Iola Register

Rob Nelson, Leslie J. Campbell American Legion Post commander, will speak at Memorial Day services in Highland Park Monday morning. The annual recognition of veterans, alive and deceased, will start at 11 a.m. Iola and Moran American Legion members, Iola Municipal Band and Troop 55 Boy Scouts will be involved. Nelson said he would speak about sacrifices men and women have made for the country, and how many have

had to adjust to stresses of having served in war zones in recent years, an outcome to which Nelson can relate. He served 2005-06 in a peace-keeping mission to Kosovo with a National Guard armored unit from Emporia. He was under active duty orders for 20 months. “We did a lot of patrols and illegal weapon seizures,” Nelson recalled. The experience stayed with him. “It took me at least six months to adjust” to civilian life upon return, Nelson said. While deployed, “You think all is perfect here. You come back and it takes time to re-

adjust. I think the older you are, the tougher it is.” Nelson, 42, is a 1990 graduate of Iola High School and has farming and livestock operations in the area. He joined the Army in 1991, and was stationed with the First Cavalry armored unit at Fort Hood, Texas. His regular Army service spanned five years. He then was in the National Guard until retiring from the 891st Engineer Battalion, with headquarters in Iola, in May 2007. A factor in his decision to join the Army was growing up immediately after the Vietnam War and having had a deep respect for those who

Rob Nelson will speak at Memorial Day services at Highland Park. REGISTER/RICHARD LUKEN served, Nelson said. Then, being at the age of

those veterans, “had a lot to do with me joining,” he said.

Perfect attendance at reunions for Jecks By BOB JOHNSON The Iola Register

David Toland, left, and Don Burns, both representing Thrive Allen County, watch an obscured worker secure the old Owl Creek bridge for transport to Iola Thursday evening. REGISTER/BOB


Old bridge gets new life By BOB JOHNSON The Iola Register

Transport of a 63-foot iron bridge through Iola had motorists doing double-takes Thursday evening. The bridge, built in 1909 over Owl Creek three miles west of Humboldt, will become part of a new exercise trail at the south edge of Iola. Bids will be taken by Allen County to build a new bridge over the creek in early June.

Thrive Allen County won a $100,000 Healthy Living Grant from the Kansas Health Foundation to develop the Lehigh Portland Rail Trail. This new trail system, an adjunct but not connected directly to the Southwind Rail Trail, will have walking and biking trails, as well as mountain bike trails and related amenities that are rare in this part of Kansas, said David Toland, Thrive executive director. The bridge, 16½ feet wide,

Love of teaching inspired Hart By KAYLA BANZET The Iola Register

Silence trickles through the halls of Lincoln Elementary School. Another school year has come to a close for principal Larry Hart. This particular year is number 42 and it is his last one as a principal. Hart, 68, has been the principal at Lincoln for 13 years and he has enjoyed every minute of it. His career in education has had many twists and turns but

he credits his wife of 46 years, Pam, for keeping it all together. Pam has taught for 35 years and retired from full-time teaching four years Larry Hart ago. “She instilled a lot of important things for me,” Hart said. “I wouldn’t be here now if it wasn’t for her.” See HART | Page A6

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was moved from its moorings early Thursday. Workers from Unruh House Moving, Moundridge, slid the bridge slowly over huge I-beams onto the road north of the creek and atop four timber columns. Dollies were placed under the south end and a moving truck eased under the front. By early evening the bridge started its 14-mile journey, along county roads, See BRIDGE | Page A4

Leo and Judy Jeck, Paola, haven’t missed an Iola High all-classes reunion since they were eligible in 1993, 40 years after graduating. This weekend’s will be special. “Our niece is coming, the first time she has been eligible,” said Judy. Their niece is Diana Deeds, daughter of Iolan Jim Hinson, who graduated in 1974 and now lives in Emporia with husband Richard. “Last year was the 60th reunion of our class,” Judy said. “For a while out of high school, we had class reunions every 10 years, then every five years for a while. We’re talking about every two years now,” as the class numbers dwindle. The Jecks will reach a milestone of their own in 2015 when they will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary, having married on Feb. 22, 1955. “That was a Tuesday,” Judy mused. Both had jobs and took advantage of a day off for Washington’s Birthday.

They didn’t stick around long. Leo was working with his father, also Leo Jeck, at Kroger’s and a transfer to a company store in Paola had them moving from Iola three months after they were married. She was working in abstract for Frank Thompson at the time, and filled in some in Stanley Toland’s law practice. She had no trouble translating her skills and experience to a position in Paola. Today she still works for an abstract firm in Paola mainly from her home computer. “The extra money is good and I figure it keeps my brain going,” she said. “Miss (Margaret) Aker was my typing teacher in high school and she taught me well,” Judy said, which led to her office jobs. JUDY FLINT and Leo were friends in high school, but didn’t have their first formal date — if a picnic can be called formal — until their senior year. “I think we went to the See JECKS | Page A4

Graduation signals a ‘clean’ start By KAREN INGRAM The Iola Register

It was an emotional day in Drug Court as they celebrated their second graduating class on Thursday. Three graduated from the program, bringing the total number who have completed the program to four. “This is just awesome,” said District Judge Daniel Creitz. “These people are awesome and they’ve done remarkable things.” Drug Court is a program organized by the 31st Judicial District to help those struggling with drug dependency overcome their addiction and

reintegrate into society. It is modeled after similar programs used across the country. The program’s objectives include increasing the number of participants receiving treatment by 75 percent by Dec. 15, 2015 and decreasing the number of drug-related charged offenses by 10 percent by Dec. 31, 2015. The program includes regular meetings with drug counselors, probation officers, case managers and regular appearances before the judge. Random drug testing is also done. Each graduate was given a plaque for completing the program, a congratulatory card from United Methodist

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Women and a gift certificate. Each graduate also each gave a short speech to the audience, which was made up almost entirely of people still in the program. They thanked Creitz and other members of the team, as well as spoke directly to their friends in the program, giving advice and encouragement to stick with the program. “I was desperate for change and had thrown away so many opportunities,” said new graduate Danny Fox. He also knew that graduation was not the end of the journey. “I still have a long road ahead of me,” he said. See COURT | Page A6

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Obituaries Anne Tinkler Anna Mae “Anne” Tinkler, Humboldt, passed away at Diversicare of Chanute on Wednesday, May 21, 2014. She was born Anna Mae Nickey on Dec. 1, 1922, at Haxtun, Colo., the daughter of Carl A. and Agnes Mae (Hulse) Nickey. When Anne was in high school, the family moved to McPherson, where she graduated in 1940. She married the love of her life, M. Bernard Tinkler, in Chicago, Ill., on Dec. 27, 1942. Bernard had Anne Tinkler grown up in Gypsum, and the two met at McPherson College. Bernard passed away on Nov. 3, 2010. After graduating from McPherson College in 1944, she taught high school English at Kipp for one year before starting a family. When her youngest of nine children was in first grade, Anne began her second teaching career in Humboldt. She taught junior high English and social studies classes for 13 years. Anne earned a master’s degree in library science at Emporia State University in 1983 and was the Humboldt High School librarian from then until her retirement in 1990. Anne loved reading and spent many hours enjoying that hobby. She also read to each of her children who now love reading due to her influence. She also enjoyed playing bridge with family and friends and belonged to several bridge clubs over the years. Anne also loved her flowers, planting and maintaining multiple flowerbeds at her home in Humboldt. She also served as a Cub Scout den leader for her sons. Anne was a member of United Methodist Church of Humboldt, United Methodist Women, Humboldt Historical Society, Allen County Historical Society, FCE, and was a past member of the board of the Humboldt Public Library. Anne is survived by four sons, David and wife Virginia, Great Bend; Steven and wife Linda, Janesville, Wis.; Michael and wife Debra, Kansas, Okla., and Thomas and wife Melissa, Olathe; three daughters, Marcia Klotzbach and husband Bill, Humboldt, Alice Gomberg and husband Howard,Toronto, Ontario, and Julie Goldberg and husband Mark, Wichita; 19 grandchildren, Darren Tinkler, Great Bend, Jeremy Tinkler, Overland Park, Mark Tinkler and wife Michele, Dayton, Nev., Brian Tinkler, Janesville, Wis., Adam Tinkler and wife Bethany, Rockton, Ill., Laura Hess, Milton, Wis., Sarah Tinkler, Denver, Colo., Amy Ehmke and husband Jim, Chanute, Jason Tinkler and wife Jennifer, Wichita, Tina Fleming and husband Brian, Wichita, Seth Tinkler and wife Lindsey, Chillicothe, Ohio, Shawna Wheat and husband Isaac of Webb City, Mo., Joshua Tinkler and wife Melissa of Wurtland, Ken., Alex and Monica Goldberg of Wichita, Jessica Roby and husband Preston of Emporia, Vanessa Stephens and husband Eric, Las Vegas, Nev.; and Darrah Tinkler, Manhattan; and 28 great-grandchildren and five step-great-grandchildren. Funeral service will be at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, at United Methodist Church, 806 N. 9th St., Humboldt. Burial will follow at Mt. Hope Cemetery in Humboldt. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. on Monday at Countryside Funeral Home Humboldt Chapel, 908 Central in Humboldt. Memorials may be made to Humboldt United Methodist Church or Tinkler Family Scholarship Fund (to be awarded to graduates of Humboldt High School), and may be left with or mailed to the funeral home. Countryside Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be left at

DISTRICT COURT Judge Daniel Creitz Domestic cases filed:

Ashlee Mathews vs. Jacob Atwell, divorce. Sondra Malloy vs. Roger Dewees, protection from stalking. Amanda Bain vs. Shea Cox, nondivorce custody, Birie Anderson vs. Raymond Clark, protection from abuse.

Civil cases filed: Contract cases filed:

Allen County Regional Hospital vs. Alisha Hesse, debt collection. Allen County Regional Hospital vs. Micha Stine, debt collection. Allen County Regional Hospital vs. Eryn Sell, debt collection. Allen County Regional Hospital vs. Stephen Colley, debt collection. Allen County Regional Hospital vs. Mary Berg, debt collection. Allen County Regional Hospital vs. Denise Butler, debt collection. Allen County Regional Hospital vs. Natasha Thompson, debt collection. Allen County Regional Hospital vs. Erin Corey, debt collection

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Craig Connell and Jennifer Smith-Beal. MAGISTRATE COURT Judge Thomas Saxton

Convicted of speeding or other violations with fines assessed: Sara Staggs, Buffalo, giving a worthless check. Kevin Morey, Jr., Iola, possession of stolen property, sentenced to 12 months probation and $468 fine. Michael Cook, Erie, disorderly conduct, $408. Angela Tatro, Linwood, 83/65, $189. Aaron Kinzle, Iola, 60/45, $171, Donna Griffiths, Yates Center, 56/45, $198, John Courtney, Spring Hill, 79/65, $165. Wayne Clifford, Paola, 77/65, $153. Jay Stogsdill, Iola, 75/65, $141. Christopher Lewellen, Iola, criminal use of a financial card, $218. Zachery Culbertson, LaHarpe, battery, $433. Micheal Bailey, LaHarpe, driving under the influence, $1,121. Quentin Lee, LaHarpe, 74/55, $195. Nichole Sprague, Kincaid, 75/65, $141. Theresa McDaniel, Garnett, 81/65, $177. Laci Brooks, Westphalia, 79/65, $165. Raymond Cooper, Iola, criminal hunting without consent from property owner, criminal discharge of firearm, $968. April Navarro, Iola, theft by deception $468. John Cox Jr., Iola, battery, $468. Ha-

IHS reunion Sunday The annual Iola High School reunion will start at 10:30 Sunday morning when graduates of 40 years or more gather for visiting. A catered lunch is at 12:30, followed by a short program and

more exchanges of “what has happened in the past year.” Graduates of the classes of 1974, 1964 and 1954 will be recognized, with tables reserved for them, their spouses and guests.

Curtis T. Andrews, 45, Prairie Village, was arrested Wednesday on U.S. 169 by Allen County officers for driving while his driver’s license was suspended, secondary to a traffic stop of speeding. He was released on bond. Jozi L. Ljunggren,

51, Gas, was arrested Wednesday in the 2200 block of U.S. 54 by Allen County officers for burglary and criminal damage to property. Debbie J. Shields, 44, Chanute, was arrested Thursday in the 400 block of U.S. 169 for domestic battery. She is being held without bond.

seatbelt, $10. Catherine Venter, Iola, 40/30, $152, Susan Warden, Iola, pedestrian under influence of alcohol or drugs, $300. Ryan Winter, Kansas City, Mo., 43/35, $140.

Criminal cases filed:

Robert Vanhouden, distribute opiates, opium, narcotics, aggravated endangering a child. Chealsae Hanson, domestic battery, criminal damage to property, disorderly conduct. Joshua Hunter, domestic battery, disorderly conduct. Rebekah Zellers, distributing marijuana, possession of hallucinogenic drug, intent to use paraphernalia, Rodney Trusty, possession of opiates, driving under the influence, driving while suspended. Jesse Belsher, distribute heroin and certain stimulants, possession of opiates, possession of stolen property. Randy Boyd, possession of opiates and hallucinogenics. Michael Boyd, possession of opiates.

YC teen injured in wreck Rachel Loren Mentzer, 18, Yates Center, was injured in a two-vehicle crash 2½ miles north of Yates Center on U.S. 75 Wednesday. She was taken to Coffey County Hospital.



Police report Arrests made

zel Shimp, Iola, possession of hallucinogenic drug, $808. Jessie Harris, Independence, operating a motor vehicle without license, vehicle unlawful registration, $321. Drew Faulhaber, Iola, 58/45, $159. Garth Wilson, Kansas City, Kan., 80/65, $171. Richard Barnum, Savonburg, no seatbelt, $10. Kimberly Bryant, Kincaid, theft, $300. Lisa Cloud, Iola, violating traffic control signal, $180. Jaclyn Conkling, Moran, 45/35, $140. William Funk, Iola, operation of a motor vehicle when a habitual violator, $335. Jesse Gibson, Iola, motor vehicle liability insurance, $410. Rickey Keller, Iola, driving while license suspended, motor vehicle liability insurance, $980. Brandy Leonard, Yates Center, theft, $300. Vicky Lytle, Colony, 52/40, $152. Austin Mays, Hawkins, Texas, 44/35, $140. Ronda Poffenbarger, Iola, no seat belt, $10. Stewart Shirk, Fredonia, no

According to the Kansas Highway Patrol, a truck driven by Craig Wayne Cowen, 30, Parsons, struck the rear end of Mentzer’s car when she slowed to turn from the highway.








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Planned Parenthood closes Hays clinic after ruling By ROXANA HEGMAN The Associated Press

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Planned Parenthood of Kansas and Mid-Missouri announced Friday it plans to close its Hays health center to save its larger Wichita clinic in the wake of an appeals court ruling that let Kansas strip its federal family planning funding. The organization also said it would no longer be able to provide free contraceptives and other no-cost medical services to low-income patients in Wichita without the federal money, but com-

munity donations will allow it to still offer affordable health care there. Court documents show the two nonprofit clinics were operating at a loss even before losing the $330,000 annual influx of funds from Title X, a federally financed family planning program. The Title X money targets low-income people seeking reproductive services such as birth control, pregnancy testing, cancer screenings and treatment for sexually transmitted diseases. It cannot be used for abortions. The Hays Center will

continue seeing patients until June 26, and the facility will close its doors on June 30. Its closure leaves Ellis County without a Title X health care provider. The clinic manager and a nurse practitioner will lose their jobs in Hays, but no staff cuts are planned at the Wichita facility. Interim CEO Ron Ellifrits said Planned Parenthood has provided health care in Kansas for more than 75 years and won’t let the changes keep it from staying committed to high-quality affordable health care. “We’re still here for our patients, and we


are fighting every day to maintain, restore, or expand access to health care in Kansas despite all the obstacles in our path,” Ellifrits said in a written statement. “The generous support of private individuals across the state, as well as the difficult decision to close our health center in Hays, will allow Planned Parenthood to continue providing services for as many Kansas women and men as possible while Kansas lawmakers continue to play politics with women’s health.” The Kansas Department of Health and Environment said Friday

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Parenthood clinics in Kansas have provided more than 9,000 birth control visits each year, as well as 3,000 breast exams and pap tests, and 18,000 tests for sexually transmitted diseases, according to court documents. Last year, Planned Parenthood used Title X money to provide medical services to more than 3,700 low-income patients at its health centers in Wichita and Hays, including the 3,315 of those patients getting health care services at its Wichita clinic. “We will work with all of our patients to provide assistance and we will continue to be there for them,” Planned Parenthood of Kansas and Mid-Missouri spokeswoman Elise Higgins said. “But, because of that politically motivated decision, we will no longer be able to use Title X funds to provide health care for free as of June 1.” Low-income patients will still be able to get birth control pills at the Planned Parenthood clinic in Wichita, but will have to pay as little as $12 rather than getting them for free, Higgins said. The out-ofpocket cost for the pills can be as much as $50.

Kansas counties flood WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Locally heavy rainfall was causing some minor flooding in parts of Kansas, but a Wichita forecaster says most of it was confined to city streets where drainage isn’t very good. National Weather Service meteorologist Scott Smith says water had covered a road in western Butler County on Friday, but

most other roads were still passable mid-afternoon. He says the potential for further heavy rain could increase the flooding risks, but nothing unusual for late spring. Smith says an elderly couple who drove into water covering a road in Hutchinson earlier Friday got stuck and had to be rescued when their car died.

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park,” Judy said. “It was Riverside,” Leo chimed in. Judy recalled friends along on their first date were Iolans Bob and Evva Irwin and Dale and Nina Powell, Joplin. “I thoroughly enjoyed school. We had great teachers,” Judy said. Besides Miss Aker, she mentioned Dale Creitz, whom she “adored. I played saxophone. I wasn’t very good but I had fun. I also took piano lessons from Mr. Creitz,” which led her to play organ at the Catholic Church they attend in Paola. WHILE LEO is 79, Judy

won’t be until November and it was a touch of happenstance they got together when they did. “I started kindergarten when I was 4 living in Iowa, or I probably would have been a grade behind him,” she said. “We moved around a lot and I never spent a full year in one school until my parents divorced and Mom and I moved to Iola when I was 14.” She enrolled here as a freshman, and thinks finally having stability in her life made a world of difference in her education. While his wife still works, Leo is retired — to

U.S. 54 and then South State Street, to near Allen County shops west of the old Lehigh Cement plant. The Lehigh trail will be built on land owned by Iola Industries, Inc., through an easement granted Sunflower Rail-Trails Conservancy, Inc., which owns Southwind Rail Trail. Southwind runs south from Iola to Humboldt atop the old Santa Fe Railroad right of way. Toland pointed out the new trail pays homage to Allen Coun-

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The Jecks have three children, twin daughters, Stacy and Tracy, and a son, Jeff, as well as nine grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

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The surface will be about 12 feet wide and constructed of crushed limestone. Start date of construction has yet to be determined. Toland noted Thrive is one of 22 grantees in Kansas to receive Healthy Living grant funding, and was selected based in part on the progress that had been made in the county the past six years in developing facilities to increase the prevalence of physical activity among residents. He said Allen County’s

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Saturday, May 24, 2014




Emily Mulsow and Brent Trammell Emily Mulsow, Iola, and Brent Trammell, Texhoma, Okla., will be married on Aug. 2, 2014, at Yates Center United Methodist Church. Emily is the daughter of Susan and the late Dick Mulsow. She is the granddaughter of Deed and the late Betty Stockebrand, and the late Richard and Ruth Mulsow, all of Yates Center. Brent is the son of Clif and Jane Trammell. He is the grandson of D.C. and Delta Boothby, Texhoma, Okla., Bobby and Joy Trammell, Pampa, Texas and the late Jewell

Holt-Jones. Emily has her bachelor’s degree in speech, language and hearing sciences from the University of Kansas and her master’s degree in communication sciences and disorders from Oklahoma State University. She is a speech language pathologist at Deseret Health and Rehab in Yates Center. Brent has his bachelor’s degree in education from Oklahoma State University and a master’s degree in sports administration from East Central University, Ada,

Okla. He is the owner and operator of Wildfire

Landscape and Irrigation, Stillwater, Okla.

William and Jeanne Percy William Glenn “Curly” and Jeanne Ann Percy will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary on June 12. Curly Percy, son of Mack and Pearl Percy, and Jeanne Masterson, daughter of Frank and Leona Masterson, were united in marriage on June 12, 1954, in an evening ceremony at First Christian Church, Iola. Pastor Ralph Culler performed the nuptials. Myrna Sproul attended the bride as maid of honor and best man was Herb Cook. John Allan Masterson, brother of the bride, was the candle lighter and Eugene Percy, brother of the groom, was vocalist. Mr. and Mrs. Percy are graduates of Iola High School. Mr. Percy served in the U.S. Navy in the Philippines during the Korean War and was a longtime school teacher and coach across Kansas and

Carly Mulsow and Tom Stinnett Carly Mulsow, Iola, and Tom Stinnett, Moran, will be married on June 14, 2014, at a country setting in rural Iola. Carly is the daughter of Susan and the late Dick Mulsow. She is the granddaughter of Deed and the late Betty Stockebrand, and the late Richard and Ruth Mulsow, all of Yates Center. Tom is the son of Becky Hunziger and

the late Scott Houk, Moran. He is the grandson of Joannia Stinnett and the late Vance Stinnett and Bob and Janet Houk, Moran. Carly graduated from Iola High School in 2011 and Allen Community College in 2013. She is employed at Iola Pharmacy. Tom graduated from Moran High School in 2009. He is employed at J & C Electric.

Landmark Bank had its ribbon cutting with the Iola Area Chamber of Commerce on May 13. Bank members are Jo Linn Callaway, Emily Kinzle, Doug Stewart, Shilo Eggers, Neal Barclay, Brenda Dillow, Kathy Green, Job Springer, Pat Alexander, Sandy Ellis. Chamber Ambassadors are Kay Jean Brown, Connie Knight, Samantha Larney, Emy Platt, Leah Ford, Heather Curry, Duane McGraw, Executive Director Shelia Lampe and Board President Loren Korte. Springer, center, serves as branch manager of Landmark.

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Oklahoma. At the time of their marriage, Mrs. Percy was employed as a telephone operator for Southwestern Bell in Iola and was a singer for a big band at Meadow Acres Ballroom in Topeka. While following her husband in his career moves, she raised her family and was a homemaker for 18 years. She then worked in the public school system, retiring from the registrar’s office at Shawnee Mission East. The couple returned to Iola in 2000. The Percys have four children, Mona Percy Melvin, Iola, Mark Percy and his companion, Trina Smith, Iola, Michelle Percy Johnson and her husband Chuck, Ottawa, and Maureen Percy Carroll, Lenexa. They have 11 grandchildren, two step-grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

Gas School reunion Monday The annual reunion of the two Gas grade schools will be Memorial Day morning at The Greenery in Iola. All former students, spouses and teachers are invited. A buffet breakfast will be served at 8:30 a.m. Reservations are needed. Please call Lavon Johnson at 620-3653059 or 620-228-1104 or email at lavon_ruth@

Vere and Maude Burns Vere Robert and Maude Irene Stringer Burns, Iola, will celebrate 65 years of marriage on May 28. The couple were married May 28, 1949, in Hepler. The Rev. Cecil Orr officiated. The couple will celebrate their anniverary from 1 to 3 p.m.

on May 31 at the Iola Senior Center. A card shower is requested. Hosts are Cinda Jones, Don Burns, Ron Burns and daughter-in-law Kim Burns. The couple have four children, five grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

Carlyle news Claudette Bishop of Bedias, Texas, and Margot Allen, Houston, spent several days with Gene and Naomi Chambers. Joining them on Saturday to celebrate Gene’s birthday were Pam and Gary Johnson, Amanda Johnson and Travis Graybil, all of Madison, and Emily Johnson and Teresa and Ciara Dobson, Emporia. On May 11, Jim Hinson, Iola, and Joanne McIntyre attended a graduation party for Coby Cochran at the home of

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Brandon Birk, Gridley; Beverly and Jack Franklin, Jim Hinson, Iola, and Joanne McIntyre.

Church news

365-2829 Coby’s grandmother Nancy McEndree, rural LaHarpe. Last Sunday Greg and Jackie McIntyre hosted a Mother’s Day dinner for the following: Zack, Kady and Zoey McIntyre, rural Yates Center; Ashton and

Pastor Steve Traw’s message on Sunday was “Fall Feasts of Israel — Trumpeting the Future.” It was taken from Leviticus 23:23-25. Celebrating birthdays were Ron Phipps, May 11, Beverly Hawk, May 15, and Richard Klingensmith, May 21. A fellowship dinner followed morning services.


Saturday, May 24, 2014

The Iola Register

Court: Big day for grads Continued from A1

Matthew Cox spoke of his struggles to overcome marijuana and denial. He and Fox both shook Judge Creitz’s hand when they finished their speeches. Arguably, the highlight of the afternoon came from Dorothy Culbertson, who spoke at length of her struggles with methamphetamine addiction and how it impacted her husband and children. “Admitting I was an addict was the hardest part of recovery,” she said, but now she was proud of being clean for 283 days. She also thanked everyone who had helped and supported her along the way. Her voice cracked with emotion as she thanked Judge Creitz. Several people in the courtroom wiped away tears and even Creitz seemed to be struggling to keep his composure. “I’ve never had so much respect for a man as I do you,” she said to Creitz. Instead of shaking his hand, she gave him a

Admitting I was an addict was the hardest part of recovery. .... When you’re held accountable for what you do, it empowers you. — Dorothy Culbertson, graduate

big hug. The entire Drug Court gave her a standing ovation. Creitz said Drug Court was a team effort with a lot of people involved, but ultimately it was up to the individual to make the right choices. “The defendant has to want to do it,” he said. While it was very rewarding to see graduates become better people, spouses and parents, the work was difficult for everyone involved, including Creitz. “It is tremendously draining on me,” he said. Culbertson said she was grateful to the staff involved in Drug Court for all their help, and she encouraged those struggling not to give up on themselves and seek out a counselor or someone to talk to.

“I always look forward to Drug Court because it’s a positive experience,” she said. “When you’re held accountable for what you do, it empowers you.” Finding empowerment was an important step for Culbertson’s recovery. In her graduation speech, she read a poem she had written about her journey, in which she described herself as a worm trying to break free of the dirt. Now, she is no longer a worm, but a woman who walks to her own beat. “I had to love myself first,” she said. “I didn’t love myself enough.” Culbertson plans to go back to school and become a drug counselor, so that she can help others with their journeys.

Hart: Retires from Lincoln Continued from A1 The couple were sweethearts at Iola High School. They attended Emporia University, graduated in 1968 and signed contracts with Lyon County school district. Hart taught fifth grade for three months when he was drafted for the Vietnam War. He was in the Navy for three years and nine months when he received a letter from Lyon County. “They had been tracking me all that time and offered me another contract,” Hart said. “Had I not taught school before then I would have stayed in the Navy.” After two years at Lyon he became principal at Americus and from there became principal at Humboldt Elementary School. “Humboldt was fantastic,” he said. “That community is super. It’s a small school but big in many ways.” During the 25 years at Humboldt Elementary, Hart was able to handpick his staff. “I had a lot of anxiety about leaving that position,” he admits. It was only 48 hours after retiring from Humboldt that Hart began his principalship at Lincoln. “It was a major homecoming to me,” he said. “This is where I went to school from kindergarten through sixth grade.” HART said he made a promise to himself that he would work only for three more years. Instead, every three years he would reassess retirement until 13 years had passed. “I really enjoyed our staff here,” he said. “There is a lot of success here and I can contribute that success to the teachers and the kids.” Hart said the Lincoln staff and students became like family. “There is nothing like getting a hug from a child. That makes your day great,” Hart said. “All I had to do is walk by a classroom and it would change my spirit.” On the last day of

school the students surprised Hart with a slide show and sang songs for him. In retirement, Hart plans to spend more time with his grandchildren. He and his wife “chase” the grandkids all over the state to watch them play ball games. “We try to be at all of their games on the week-

end,” Hart said. He also is setting time aside for his two best friends, his wife and his brother. He hopes to get some fishing and golf in. Hart said he would miss working for USD 257. “Everybody takes care of each other here,” he said. “I’m going to miss it tremendously.”

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Calvary United Methodist Church Jackson & Walnut St., Iola

“The Cross Shines Brightly at Calvary” Sunday Worship.................9:15 a.m. Sunday School ................10:30 a.m. Rev. Gene McIntosh, pastor Office: 620-365-3883 Parsonage: 620-365-3893

Carlyle Presbyterian Church 29 Covert St., Carlyle

Sunday Worship.................9:30 a.m. Bible Study............... Tuesday 3 p.m.

Windsor Place…

Doing for our residents what they can no longer do for themselves. “I have been a resident at Windsor Place for about two years. I made the decision myself to come here after an injury I suffered at home. Windsor Place was convenient. We’re lucky to have a place like this in Iola. My experience here has been very good. The therapy staff is very patient and knowledgeable. I would definitely recommend Windsor Place to others.” – Ruth Hoggatt

Ruth Hoggatt has been very pleased with the decision she made to come to Windsor Place. You see, Ruth was no longer able to live at home on her own. Her granddaughter was staying with her. This was working out fine until she suffered a torn ACL in her leg. This made caring for Ruth at home too difficult for her granddaughter. That’s when Ruth made the decision to come to Windsor Place. For the last two years, Ruth has been enjoying life at Windsor Place. She gets all the

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First Assembly of God

1020 E. Carpenter, Iola Sunday School (All Ages). . . . . . . .9 a.m. Teens First Sunday...................9 a.m. Sunday Worship....................10 a.m. Sunday Praise & Prayer...........6 p.m. Wednesday Bible Class...........7 p.m.

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St. John’s Catholic Church

Sunday School...................9:30 a.m. Morning Worship..................11 a.m. MS/HS Youth...........................5 p.m.

Saturday Evening...............5:30 p.m. Sunday Worship....................10 a.m.

806 N. 9th, Humboldt

Nursery provided

310 S. Jefferson, Iola

(at St. Joseph’s, Yates Center......8 a.m.)

Wednesday P.S.R. Classes...6:30 p.m. September thru May Confessions Saturday. . .4:30 - 5 p.m.

Paul Miller, pastor

Marge Cox, pastor




LaHarpe Baptist Mission

St. Peter’s Lutheran Church

Sunday School......................10 a.m. Morning Worship..................11 a.m. Sunday Evening......................6 p.m. Wednesday Service................7 p.m.

Sunday Worship..8:15 a.m. & 10:30 a.m. Sunday School...................9:30 a.m.

First Baptist Church 7th & Osage, Humboldt

Sunday School...................9:45 a.m. Sunday Worship...............10:50 a.m. Sunday Evening

Kids Bible Club..................5:30 p.m. Evening Service......................7 p.m. Wednesday Night Bible Study. .7 p.m. Rev Jerry Neeley, pastor 620-473-2481

First Christian Church 1608 Oregon Rd., Iola

“Lead-Feed Tend” - John 21.15 - 17

Sunday School...................9:30 a.m. Sunday Worship...............10:30 a.m. Bible Study.............................6 p.m. Wednesday Prayer.............6:30 p.m.

Sunday School immediately after service

Steve Traw, pastor

Dave McGullion, pastor Travis Riley, youth pastor



Community of Christ

First Presbyterian Church

East 54 Hwy., Iola

care and assistance she needs from our staff of licensed nurses and certified aides. Surgery wasn’t an option for Ruth’s injury, so our therapy department works with her on a daily basis to maintain her mobility and keep her as comfortable as possible. Windsor Place is ready to help you following illness, injury or surgery. If you would like more information about getting the care you need at Windsor Place, call (620) 365-3183, extension 20.

302 E. Madison, Iola

901 S. Main, LaHarpe

Duwayne Bearden, pastor 620-228-1829

Moran United Methodist Church Sunday Worship.................9:30 a.m. Sunday School ..................8:45 a.m. James Stigall, pastor

Father John P. Miller

910 Amos St., Humboldt

David E. Meier, pastor 620-473-2343

Friends Home Lutheran Church Savonburg

Sunday School........................10 a.m. Sunday Worship.....................11 a.m. PMA Sidney Hose



Northcott Church

St. Timothy’s Episcopal Church

12425 SW. Barton Rd., Colony

202 S. Walnut, Iola

Sunday School...................9:30 a.m. Sunday Morning Worship. . . .10:45 a.m.

Sunday Worship.................9:30 a.m. Sunday School.................10:45 a.m. Wednesday Kids Club.............3 p.m.

Wednesday Evening Prayer as announced

Gary Murphey, pastor

Jennifer Loeb, pastor


Fellowship Regional Church

Mike Farran, pastor

Holy Eucharist and Sermon at 9 a.m. followed by coffee and fellowship.

Rev. Jan Chubb


620-363-4828 620-237-4255


Grace Lutheran Church

Poplar Grove Baptist Church

Trinity Lutheran Church

214 W. Madison, Iola

117 E. Miller Rd., Iola

Sunday Worship...............10:30 a.m.

Sunday School.........................9 a.m. Adult Bible Class....................9 a.m. Worship Service...............10:30 a.m.

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305 Mulberry, Humboldt Come Let Us Worship The Lord

Sunday School...................9:30 a.m. Sunday Worship...............10:45 a.m. Wednesday Service................7 p.m.

430 N. Grant, Garnett

Saturday Men & Womens Bible Study..................................9 a.m. Sunday School........................9 a.m. Sunday Worship....................10 a.m. Wednesday Bible Study..........6 p.m.

Jeff Cokely Jared Ellis Luke Bycroft

Rev. Bruce Kristalyn

Rev. Jon Gray

Ervin A. Daughtery Jr., pastor




First Baptist Church

Harvest Baptist Church

Salem United Methodist Church

Wesley United Methodist Church

801 N. Cottonwood, Iola

Sunday School...................9:15 a.m. Sunday Worship...............10:30 a.m. on 1370 KIOL 11 a.m.

Sunday Evening Worship. . . . . . . .6 p.m. Wednesday - Youth/Children...6 p.m. Dr. Michael Quinn, pastor Jonathan Palmer, worship/Youth Minister 620-365-2779

406 S. Walnut, Iola

3 mi. west, 2 mi. south of Iola

Family Prayer/Fellowship Hour 9:15 a.m. For the Entire Family! Main Worship Service at 10:30 a.m. Youth Group on Sunday Evenings at 6:30 p.m.

“Little White Church in the Country”

Sunday School......................10 a.m. Sunday Worship....................11 a.m.

Tony Godfrey, pastor

Rev. Gene McIntosh, pastor

620-365-3688 620-228-2522


Madison & Buckeye

Contemporary Praise............9:15 a.m. Sunday Worship.................9:30 a.m. Middle School UMYF.............6 p.m. Combined Youth................7:30 p.m. High School UMYF................8 p.m. Rev. Trudy Kenyon Anderson 620-365-2285

Opinion A7 The Iola Register

Saturday, May 24, 2014

~ Journalism that makes a difference

Personal experience gives insight to the rewards of teaching Ten years ago I spent one hour a week reading to a little girl as part of an elementary school reading program. This week, she asked if I would write her a letter of recommendation for her application for a scholarship to Allen Community College. I about fell out of my chair. As a youth, Ashley struggled with multi-syllabic words. The concepts of a bigger world communicated in the books were often beyond her ken. Frequently she’d try to divert the task at hand with a “You know what?” and launch off with some outrageous story. She had a bit of Tom Sawyer in her, seeing if I could easily shock. Trouble was, I knew her stories were probably not far off the mark and when years later she dropped out of high school I feared the writing was on the wall that she would have a life of limited opportunities. I sold Ashley short. Today, she’s a wife and doting mother of one son with her sights on becoming a teacher. “We wear the library out,” she said of their frequent trips for books and more books. Ashley is the first person in her family to pursue a higher education. Her first year at ACC was done

Susan Lynn Register editor through online courses so she would not be separated from her son. Her marks? All A’s and B’s. Next year her son begins preschool, freeing her up to attend classes on campus. I was but one of many mentors associated with the HOSTS program, which stands for Helping One Student To Succeed. “There’s nothing quite like the effectiveness of a one-on-one relationship,” said Carla Mueller, a Title I instructor at Jefferson Elementary School who worked with the program. After a successful run of about 13 years the program ceased several years ago, the victim of budget cuts and education’s ongoing search for new and better. My short time with the program gave me insight on the critical role a teacher can have in a student’s life and how we should sing their praises loud and clear. In life, things don’t always add up right away. Actions don’t always yield the desired results. But sometimes, they do.

Inntertube race a fond memory Once upon a time, a popular event was the Iola-to-Humboldt innertube race. It started out as a lark in 1969, when Bill Haire and friends tossed innertubes in the Neosho River below the dam west of town and floated down to Humboldt. The leisurely trip caught on, and before long became an annual tradition for the area’s youth. Over the next several years entries increased, vessels became more sophisticated and competition reared its head — at least for some. The race’s death knell came when officialdom marched in. A young lad went over the dam at Humboldt in his tube, got caught in undertow and by most accounts came close to drowning. That brought what-

At Week’s End

Bob Johnson

ever the Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks or whatever it was called then onto the scene. The state boys insisted on lifejackets — not a bad idea — and laid out rules and regulations, exercising their rights as protectors of waterways and those who use them. As could be expected, once oversight entered the equation, the event was doomed. No one wept. In fact area

mothers were delighted because the event always took place on Mother’s Day. In Wednesday’s Register we noted that Don Nickels won the race for the third straight year in 1974. I don’t remember how much longer it went on, but not many years. Often, the river was running at a crisp rate from spring rains, which made the journey quick and the river easy to negotiate. Other times it was as low as it has been of late, which required dedication and a strong back to make it the 10 miles or so by river to Humboldt — lots of pushing and tugging through shallows. A commonality was most rafters ended up with a cherry red sunburn.

Kansas a turnoff for college-educated Millennials I recently asked my students to take an online survey called “Where Do You Fit” by the Pew Charitable Trust. The survey features a list of paired answers, one reflecting a more liberal perspective and the other a conservative one. Students were nearly unanimous in affirming the statement “homosexuality should be accepted by society.” On the other hand, not a single person raised a hand to agree with the statement, “immigrants today are a burden on our country because they take our jobs, housing and health care.” These pro-LGBT and proimmigrant views largely mirror the results in national surveys of the Millennial Generation. My students mostly come from rural or suburban Kansas, and they are hardly staunch liberals. Most of them question the value of government programs designed to combat poverty and ensure racial equality, for example.

Michael Smith Insight Kansas Even so, our college-educated young people may be leaving soon, and recent actions by the Legislature, secretary of state, and Board of Regents worsen the problem. Urban politics scholar Richard Florida notes that today’s young, highly educated, creative workers give us much of our innovation, patents, and job creation. When deciding where to live and do business, they focus not on low taxes, but on a community’s openness to diverse people, ideas, and ways of life. This explains high growth rates in bohemian communities like Austin, Texas, Port-

land, Ore., Minneapolis-St. Paul, Seattle, Boston, the San Francisco Bay area… and even Lawrence. In contrast with this view, a bill by Rep. Charles Macheers (R-Shawnee) would have authorized open discrimination against gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender Kansans, alienating not only the LGBT community but also their straight allies, including most young voters. Thank goodness this bill stalled in the Senate, but it did pass the House. Rumor has it that conservative Republicans will attack their moderate colleagues who opposed the bill, in this summer’s primary elections. Trouble also brews on other fronts. My colleagues at Emporia State University tell me that some students are already changing majors or transferring out of state. They no longer wish to teach in a state where teachers have been stripped of due process pro-

When deciding where to live and do business, today’s young focus not on low taxes, but on a community’s openness to diverse people, ideas and ways of life.

tections and school funding is being slashed. We lost these high-performing young scholars — exactly the kind of teachers we need to stay competitive. The Board of Regents got into the act, too. It recently reaffirmed a policy that professors can be fired immediately for exercising free speech on social media. Open climates and free speech are the hallmarks of universities that educate and train future employers and employees to think outside the box, while also creating jobs through their research — but not in Kansas, apparently. Finally, Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach’s legendary

hostility toward immigrants spells more trouble. Collegeeducated Millennials are overwhelmingly friendly toward immigrants: indeed, some are immigrants themselves. Our state’s leaders are telling young job creators: get out, stay out, and take your inventions, patents, educations, jobs, tax revenue and high incomes with you. If this does not change soon, the next Kansans to move away for good, just may be your own children. Michael Smith is an associate professor of political science at Emporia State University.

How to contact your elected officials

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@



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Saturday, May 24, 2014

LOCAL LEGENDS BID ADIEU Smith lauds assistants as coaching career ends By RICHARD LUKEN The Iola Register


arv Smith chuckles when he hears others praise his coaching career. “You want to know what the secret is?� he asked rhetorically. “I know how to hire great assistants. “People always thought Ole Marv must really have it all together, but that’s because I’m the one who gets my name in the newspaper,� he continued. “I get all the credit, but our success is because I’ve had a great staff.� Smith spoke Thursday, as he prepared for the final two track meets of his coaching career — Friday’s Class 4A Regional Meet in Louisburg and the upcoming state track meet next

Friday and Saturday in Wichita. Smith has announced his intention to retire following the state meet, ending his 50-year run in coaching, 48 of which were in Iola. “It’s not official yet, but I’m not wavering,� said Smith, 72, who intended to retire in 2012 when he retired from teaching chemistry at IHS. He declined to do so then, because a successor hadn’t been found. He is confident one has now that Dana Daugharthy is on staff. Daugharthy, coincidentally, also replaced Smith in the classroom. He is the high school’s chemistry instructor. “I’m retiring,� Smith said. “I just haven’t filed the papers yet.� HOW VITAL were See Smith | Page B3

Marv Smith stands with Sheridan, his trusty 1971 Chevy pickup. Smith is retiring from a 50-year coaching career — 48 at Iola High School — after the upcoming state track meet in Wichita. REGISTER/RICHARD LUKEN

Morrell caps lengthy career By SPENCER MICHELSON The Iola Register


Jack Morrell visits with a driver education student this week. Morrell is retiring after a lengthy career as a teacher, coach, umpire and referee. REGISTER/SPENCER MICHELSON

Congratulations Robbie Sellman Humboldt High School

fter hanging up his cleats, whistle and clipboard, Jack Morrell is now giving up his keys as the driver education teacher at Iola Middle School come August. Morrell taught driver education in Iola for the past 38 years, with 40 years of teaching overall. He coached, umpired and refereed for just as long. “After 40 years in education, I have no desire to teach or coach or umpire,� Morrell said. “I’m going to find something else to do.� Morrell, 62, started his teaching career at Wabaunsee High School in Alma during the summer of 1974, fresh from graduating Kansas State University. There weren’t a lot of teaching jobs, so his friend recommended that he get his driver education certificate. “There’s been some close calls,� Morrell said. “I’ve never been in a wreck. There’s been a lot of adrenaline-raising situations. Things like that happen to your best driv-

Jack Morrell officiates a middle school girls basketball game, one of thousands he has in his career. REGISTER FILE PHOTO ers. You can’t control what other people do.� The job at Wabaunsee led to a job at Quenemo High School. The high school only had 40 or so students, which also allowed him to coach several



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Saturday, May 24, 2014

Iola standout inks with Neosho County By RICHARD LUKEN The Iola Register

CHANUTE — Iola High baseball product Trent Latta isn’t going far to continue his days on the ball field. Latta, whose high school career ended two days earlier in the postseason playoffs, signed a letter of intent Thursday to pitch next season for Neosho County Community College. “I love how competitive he is, and how he attacks the batters,” Panther head coach Steve Murray said. “He’s proven he’s battle-worthy.” Latta, in turn, praised Murray and the Neosho baseball program, which advanced to the NJCAA World Series in 2012 and 2013, and went 40-19 this season. “They’ve been pretty successful,” Latta said. “I like the coaches and the program.” Latta brings a wealth of success from the high school level. He racked up a 7-1 record, with a 0.68 ERA. In 51 1/3 innings, he struck out 94 batters, while allowing just 31 hits. Opposing batters hit a minuscule .165 against Latta. He saved his best for last, including a no-hitter May 6 in a 3-0 win over Central Heights, and a career-high 16 strikeouts in the Mustangs’ 5-4 Class 4A Regional semifinal win over Santa Fe Trail

Meanwhile, 2013 IHS graduate Levi Ashmore also signed a letter of intent this week to play next season with Neosho. He played his freshman campaign at Allen Community College, where he batted .318 with two home runs and 16 RBIs. He also led Allen with 36 runs while batting in the leadoff spot. “With Levi, we saw him a little too late in his high school career, and he had already signed” with Allen, Murray said. “He’s an all-conference type of shortstop who works very hard and is as competitive as anybody.” Murray noted Neosho’s starting shortstop graduated this spring, opening a spot for Ashmore. “We were very excited when he contacted us to tell us he was looking to transfer. “We love getting local kids, but only if they can play,” Murray continued. “If they can’t play, it doesn’t do a lot of good. Whether a kid is from Tulsa, Okla., or Iola, Kansas, if they’re good and can help you, you want them on your team.”

Iola High’s Trent Latta signs a letter of intent Thursday to play baseball next season at Neosho County Community College. He is photographed with his parents, Randy and Patty. REGISTER/RICHARD LUKEN on Tuesday. (The Mustangs’ season ended one game later in a substate championship loss to Burlington.) For his career, Latta went a combined 16-2 with a 1.68 ERA. In 108 innings, he gave up 81 hits, with 152 strikeouts. His versatility on the diamond also was noteworthy, playing several positions in both the infield and outfield when not pitching. He batted a career .419 in 57 games, while successfully steal-

ing 37 of 40 bases. Latta also was a key figure for the Iola Indians, the local AA American Legion squad coming off two consecutive state championships. The Indians’ season opens in early June. Murray has high hopes for Latta, even though the Panthers return three of their top four starting pitchers next season. “Obviously, he’s athletic enough to play anywhere, we’re going to

use him only as a pitcher,” Murray said. “We think his best attributes are on the mound.” Latta has no problems with focusing solely on pitching. LATTA WILL join some familiar faces on the Panther squad. Nathan Whitcomb, former Humboldt High standout, is entering his sophomore season at Neosho, where he went 7-3 as a freshman with a 4.26 ERA.



Ashmore told the Register the recent resignation of longtime ACC head baseball coach Val McLean had no bearing on their decisions to head to Neosho.

Kanaan finds his speed zone as Indianapolis 500 nears INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Defending Indy 500 champion Tony Kanaan turned the fastest lap of Carb Day, leading a stable of Ganassi Racing teams that have finally found some speed after a slow week of qualifying. Kanaan turned a lap of 227.838 mph during the hour-long session.

He was followed by teammate Scott Dixon, who had a lap of 227.773 mph. Townsend Bell, three-time champ Helio Castroneves and rookie Mikhail Aleshin rounded out the top five. Juan Pablo Montoya was ninth fastest Friday in his return to the Brickyard. Kurt Busch

was 15th in Marco Andretti’s backup car after wrecking his own car during practice. Pole-sitter Ed Carpenter was 13th. Jacques Villeneuve is back at the Indianapolis 500 as well. Nineteen years after tasting the milk in victory lane, the Canadian

driver will start 17th in Sunday’s race. He got the itch to return after watching last year’s race, which included a record number of lead changes and was eventually won by Kanaan. After poking around, Villeneuve landed a ride with Sam Schmidt and Rick Peterson, and

will be part of a team that includes Mikhail Aleshin and Simon Pagenaud. He’ll have work to do. Villeneuve turned a fast lap of 223.123 mph on Carb Day, putting him 30th among the 33 cars that hit the track Friday for final laps of practice.


State softball pairings Nobody said winning a state title would be easy. Humboldt High’s second straight trip to the Class 3A State Tournament is loaded with softball powerhouses. The Lady Cubs (23-0) are seeded second, because another undefeated squad from Oskaloosa has the top seed. Humboldt takes on seventh seed Minneapolis (17-6) at 5 p.m. Thursday at Topeka’s Hummer Sports Complex. The winner advances to the state semifinal round against either third seed Silver Lake (22-1) or sixth seed Haven (19-4) at 11 a.m. Friday. The semifinal winner moves on to the state championship game at 2 p.m. Friday. The loser is relegated to the thirdplace game at 1 p.m. Oskaloosa highlights the other side of the bracket and will take on eighth seed LyonsChase (16-7). Fourth seed Cheney (21-2) takes on fifth seed Riverton (20-3). YATES CENTER will be at the Great Bend Sports Complex Thursday to open the Class 2-1A State Tournament. The Wildcats (19-4) are seeded fifth and will take on fourth seed Udall (20-3) at 7 p.m. The winner faces either top seed and unbeaten Chase County (23-0) or eighth seed Oswego (158) in the semifinals Friday morning. The semifinal winners will play at 1 p.m. Friday. Ell-Saline of Brookville is also unbeaten at 23-0 and highlights the other half of the bracket as the second seed. Ell-Saline faces seventh seed Spearville (167) while Hillsboro (21-2) is seeded third and faces sixth seed McLouth (174).

Smith: 50-year career in coaching will end at state track meet Continued from B1

Smith’s assistant coaches to his success? Consider: When Smith took the reins of the program in 1975, he had David Roe as his assistant to help coach pole vault. “David happened to be the state record holder,” Smith said. “And guess who joined the staff after Dave retired.” That would be none other than the one who broke Roe’s high school vaulting record, Larry Wilson. “We’ve had three throwing coaches: Wendy Frazell, Vince Coons and Pat Lonergan,” all of whom were accomplished throwers and teachers. “I got Frank Hemphill’s daughter, Jane Stout, to coach distance events, and she stuck with me for 30 years,” he continued. “It took me a couple of years to get Vickie Snavely to help with the hurdlers and jumpers. She was a statelevel competitor in both of those events.” So accomplished is the IHS coaching staff, it’s not unique to have athletes from other schools approach during track meets or even around town to ask for helpful tips.

“Coach Lonergan gets asked all the time if so and so can come down and let him watch them throw,” Smith said. “And he usually allows them to, even though these kids may be competitors with us at some point down the road. “One of the biggest differences between today and when I started is the number of camps,” he continued. “Kids today can go to a pole vault camp, or a high jump camp or a hurdlers camp, but they usually have to spend hundreds of dollars to do it. They can get just as good instruction here, and it doesn’t cost them a thing.” SMITH GREW up in a small town of Oklahoma with two loves: athletics and education. So, it was a natural that Smith — who for decades would become the face of Iola’s track and field program — was a crackerjack on the track as a youngster. Right? “Nope,” he replied. “As a matter of fact, my high school didn’t have a track program at all,” he said. “Neither did the college I attended.” It wasn’t until after Smith coached football and basketball for two years at Galena, and

So long to Sheridan, too Marv Smith’s retirement as head track and cross country coach at Iola High School will bring to an end the career of another local legend, Sheridan. Sheridan is Smith’s 1971 Chevy pickup that he’s used for years to haul equipment to practices around town. He doesn’t use it much for anything else. “It doesn’t have the safety features I need if I’m going anywhere with my grandkids, so I don’t use it in the summer,” he said. “I don’t use it in the winter, because the heater usually doesn’t warm up until after I’ve gotten wherever I needed to

go.” So he used it primarily in the spring and fall — not so coincidentally, during track and cross country season, respectively. Why the name Sheridan? “I named it after Sheridan Larson,” he joked. “It was hard to get started. It was never ran very well when it was cold, and it usually ran out of gas before I got where I needed.” Larson, now Sheridan Brull, is a teacher and coach at Mulvane. “She has a truck she’s named Marv,” Smith said with a chuckle. “I’ve never asked her why, though.”

then at Iola, that he was approached by Stiles to serve as an assistant on the track team. Smith immediately was intrigued, as much for the educational value involved. “I’ve always loved physics, and when you think about it, all track and field is, is physics,” he said. “I loved track immediately.” Smith worked primarily with the sprinters and hurdlers at the

start. “It happened to be my first year as an assistant, Henry Henderson was our state champion hurdler,” he recalled. Henderson graduated, but other, younger athletes were there to take his place. “All of the sudden, I got this reputation as a great track coach.” Stiles died in 1975 of cancer, “and the head coaching position just sort of fell in my lap,”

Smith said. The added responsibilities were a natural fit. Coaching became his favorite hobby. It still is. WHILE THE years have come and gone, and Smith has coached kids — and now grandkids — of former students, a few stand out. Iola’s 1993 state champion track team was a running powerhouse. “We went through our regional meet, and won every single running event, including relays,” he recalled. “That group was special.” So was the team featuring such standouts as Adam Stockebrand, Ryan Sparks and Randy Bevard. “We had lost a huge senior class, and we were expected to struggle,” Smith said. “Suddenly, I had all these incoming freshmen, and there were seven or eight events we didn’t have to worry about for the next four years.”

PERHAPS THE biggest change for Iola wasn’t on the track, but off. The development of other spring sports, including baseball and softball, eventually cut into the numbers of ath-

letes wearing Iola’s distinctive yellow jerseys and blue shorts. “It’s funny, but the biggest thing to hit our numbers this year wasn’t baseball or softball, but tennis,” Smith noted. “I had several athletes on our cross country team that played tennis this spring.” SMITH IS unsure what he’ll do with his spare time. He’ll check in on former athletes, and with grandchildren still in school, he’ll continue to attend as a spectator and fan. “I have no skills,” he joked. “I can’t build anything, I can’t repair anything. I’m not a TV watcher, but I’ll have it on when I’m going through results to find out how kids from other schools have done.” He knows already he’ll miss the camaraderie, not only with Iola’s students, but with his colleagues from other schools. “It’s not like coaching football or basketball, where the coaches are in adversarial roles,” he said. “Of course, the kids are competing against each other, but there’s so much down time at these events, you really get to know the other coaches well.”


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Sports Calendar Iola High School Golf Tuesday, Class 4A State Tournament, Mayetta High School Track Friday-May 31, State Track Meet, Wichita

Humboldt High School Softball Class 3A State at Topeka Thursday, vs. Minneapolis, 5 p.m. Friday, TBA High School Track Friday-May 31, State Track Meet, Wichita High School Golf Tuesday, Class 3A State Tournament, Cheney

Marmaton Valley High School Golf Tuesday, Class 1A State Tournament, Garden City High School Track Friday-May 31, State Track Meet, Wichita

Yates Center High School Softball Class 2-1A State at Great Bend Thursday, vs. Udall, 7 p.m. High School High School Track Friday, Class 2A Regional, Hillsboro Friday-May 31, State Track Meet, Wichita High School Golf Tuesday, Sand Green State Tournament, Leonardville Golf Course

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Golfers primed for state Report: Sterling Iola High’s Kaden Macha, defending Class 4A state golf champion, doesn’t have to look far to find one of the key challengers standing in the way of a potential repeat. Classmate and teammate Shane Walden has come on strong down the home stretch of the season, culminating in taking first place at the 4A regional championship Monday in Emporia. Walden dealt with ferocious wind conditions, but still shot three strokes better than his nearest competitor to take top honors. Macha wasn’t far behind, finishing in fifth, in a bit of an upset. The regional tournament marked Macha’s only round of the season in which he didn’t at least tie for the low score. Nevertheless, Walden, Macha and their teammates proved best at

dealing with the brutal Kansas wind, winning the team title by 13 strokes over Ottawa. The competition ratchets up a few notches, as expected for state. Iola’s golfers will be at the Firekeeper Golf Course in Mayetta, just north of Topeka, Tuesday. “Nobody from here has played that course before,” Kerr said. Iola’s golfers were planning to visit the course Friday for a practice round. “Our official practice round is Monday,” Kerr said. “The first round will be just to expose ourselves to the course. The second round is when we make adjustments.” Golfers will tee off in 10-minute increments, starting at 8:30 a.m. Weston Hines is first among the Iola golfers, at 8:40. Drake Dieker tees off at 9 o’clock, Macha at 9:30, Matt Jacobs at 9:40,

Adam Peterson at 10:20 and Walden at 10:30. MARMATON Valley’s golf team ventures to Garden City for the Class 1A State Tournament. Mike Swift-Plaschka tees off at 9 a.m. at the Southwind Country Club. He will be followed by Joe Jefferis at 9:10, Lane Hamm at 9:20 and Mitch Covey at 9:30. HUMBOLDT JUNIOR

Robbie Sellman heads to Cheney for the Class 3A State Tournament. He tees off at 8:40 a.m. at Cheney’s Cherry Oaks Golf Course on Tuesday. Meanwhile, Yates Center’s Nick Schemper wraps up his high school career at his fourth straight state appearance in sand greens competition. He tees off at 9 a.m., also on Tuesday, at Leonardville Golf Course near Fort Riley.

agrees to give up Clippers’ control LOS ANGELES (AP) — Donald Sterling has agreed to surrender his stake in the Los Angeles Clippers to his estranged wife, and she is moving ahead with selling the team, a person with knowledge of the negotiations told The Associated Press on Friday. The individual, who wasn’t authorized to speak publicly about the deal, said the couple made the agreement after weeks of discussion. Shelly Sterling is working to resolve the dispute amicably and has been in talks with her attorney and NBA lawyers for the last couple weeks. She wants to “have mean-

ingful control” over the transaction. “She has no plans to sue the NBA,” the individual said. “She’s trying to make nice.” Commissioner Adam Silver banned Donald Sterling for life and fined him $2.5 million because of racist comments. The league has charged him with damaging the league and its teams. It said Sterling has engaged in other conduct that has impaired its relationship with fans and merchandising partners. Team owners are moving forward with a vote on whether to terminate his ownership. Sterling has until next Tuesday to respond.

Morrell: Says his good-byes after 40 years of teaching Continued from B1

summer before moving to Iola, where he taught driver’s education during the summers at Iola Middle School. He began teaching driver’s education during the summer in the Humboldt school district in 2005. Over his career at Iola, the better question to ask is what hasn’t he taught because the list includes K-12 physical education, biology, reading, yearbook, web page, civics, typing, multimedia, newspaper, health and classes he can’t remember. His coaching career followed the same path. “I’ve coached a little bit of everything,” Morrell said. “I’ve coached my children in softball, baseball and soccer, in the rec leagues. I’ve coached football here in Iola for 33 years. I’ve coached basketball in Iola for 31 years. I coached track at Iola for 37 years.” His favorite sport to coach was actually eighth-grade basketball

Jack Morrell has been a teacher for the past 40 years, with 38 of those at Iola Middle School. REGISTER/SPENCER MICHELSON

practices. “I’m a teacher. ‘Coach’, I think is a bad term,” Morrell said. “I’m a teacher and I love the practices since it’s so much like a classroom. A kid would go ‘Oh, I get it’ almost every practice with eighth-graders.” Morrell got his start in coaching by chance. His first gig came when he was 17 for the Blue Mound High School baseball program be-

cause the school had no coaches. “I had two younger brothers that wanted to play baseball, so I coached all three levels that summer,” he said. “Then I continued on.” Not only did Morrell teach and coach, he also was a mainstay as an umpire for 47 years, beginning when he was just 14. He gave that up last summer. This past year was his last season

refereeing high school basketball games as well, after 12 years of service. He also refereed countless years in recreational leagues. Just like coaching, he had gotten his opportunity to umpire more by chance than seeking it out. “When I was 14, I was sitting in study hall in high school and we played fast pitch softball instead of football in the fall,” he said. “The coach comes over and says ‘I need an umpire’ so I ask ‘Will I get out of school?’” He enjoyed it so much, he kept up with it. Recently, he knew he wanted to stop after it hadn’t become as much fun. “I knew I was moving to Texas and it just wasn’t fun any more,” Morrell said. “It’s kind of a societal attitude thing. It’s OK to jump on the referees even though if you compare the mistakes referees or umpires make compared to the players or coaches. I mean we make one com-

pared to their 10.” Once his driver’s education classes end in August, Morrell and his wife Cathy, who just left her job as a second-grade teacher, are moving to Dallas, Texas. Morrell said he and his wife are exploring their secondcareer options after 40 years of teaching. Cara, his daughter, is a pharmacist who lives in Dallas. Adam, his son, attends the University of North Texas, just about a 40-minute drive away from Dallas. Morrell knew that he wanted to be a teacher since he was a freshman in high school because of his football coach. Now, he has to find something else to do while in Dallas. “The other hard thing is going to be leaving all of the former students I’ve made friends with over the years,” Morrell said. “I’ve taught three grandchildren of students I taught way back when. I guess this was a signal that it was time to go.”

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Writer’s cramp is a kind of dystonia Dear Dr. Roach: My husband is an elementary-school teacher, age 69. He started teaching in 1983 with beautiful handwriting. By 2003 he had difficulty trying to write. As the years went by, the hand problem got worse. He went to a specialist, and he was diagnosed with writer’s cramp, or, as they called it, focal dystonia. They explained it as a problem with connections at the back of his brain; there was no way to stimulate that part of the brain safely. The doctor offered medicine, but we decided that the side effects weren’t worth it. Our son thinks a chiropractor might help. What other treatments could help my husband? — S.M. Answer: Writer’s cramp is a form of a focal dystonia (“focal” meaning it’s limited to a specific area of the body, “dys” meaning abnormal and “tonia” meaning tension or contraction). It is not clear what causes it. A minority of cases seem to be genetic. Some dystonias affect not only a specific body part, but also a specific activity. Writer’s cramp is one of those. It sounds like your

Public notice (First published in The Iola Register on May 24, 2014) IN THE DISTRICT COURT OF ALLEN COUNTY, KANSAS, IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE OF VERNON D. WOODWARD, DECEASED CASE NO. 13 PR 54 NOTICE OF HEARING ON FINAL SETTLEMENT STATE OF KANSAS TO ALL PERSONS CONCERNED: You are hereby notified that a Petition has been filed in this Court by Jacqueline L. Ensminger, Exectrix of the Will of the decedent, praying for final settlement of said estate. You are hereby required to file your written defenses thereto on or before the 17th day of June, 2014, at 8:30 a.m., of said day in said Court, in the City of Iola, Allen County, Kansas, at which time and place said cause will be heard. Should you fail therein, judgment and decree will be entered in due course upon said Petition. Jacqueline L. Ensminger Executrix LAW OFFICE OF CLYDE W. TOLAND, LLC 103 East Madison Avenue, Suite B P.O. Box 404 Iola, KS 66749 PHONE: 620/365-8006 Attorney for Petitioner (5) 24, 31 (6) 7

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husband’s doctors considered and rejected deep brain stimulation, usually reserved for people who don’t respond to other treatments. The medications used are not always effective, and may have quite serious side effects, so I understand his decision. This is another condition where botulinum toxin (Botox) can be effective. Both physical and occupational therapy can be very helpful in dystonia. A chiropractor can do treatments, such as massage, that may help, but you should find one who is experienced with this condition. I found two sources of additional information, one at and another at www.ninds. Dear Dr. Roach: My husband had a severe case of shingles in October 2013. He still has pain. He was given Lyrica. Sometimes it helps, but his memory is affected. I’m leery about giving it to him. I’ve

been giving him ibuprofen, which helps sometimes. Can you give me any advice? — R.C. Answer: Many medicines are used to treat post-herpetic neuralgia, the pain that often follows shingles. This pain can be very severe and tends to be more prolonged the older you are. Pregabalin (Lyrica)


can prevent many cases, and most people who could benefit from the vaccine haven’t had it. Dear Dr. Roach: I often wonder if the white mold one sees on supermarket blueberries is at all dangerous to one’s heath. I’ve eaten a few with such mold, but with no apparent effect. — A.W. Answer: I contacted

Pregabalin (Lyrica) is an effective medication for many people, but changes in memory certainly could be a side effect. I would be leery of giving it, too. There are several other classes of medication he can try.

is an effective medication for many people, but changes in memory certainly could be a side effect. I would be leery of giving it, too. There are several other classes of medication he can try. If his doctor is uncomfortable trying something else, a neurologist or pain specialist can help. Sometimes, small doses of several medications work better than higher doses of just one. Giving the shingles vaccine does not help once you have post-herpetic neuralgia, but it

an expert at Michigan State University, who told me that the white mold is likely a type of trichoderma. Trichoderma are not usually dangerous to humans, although some people can have an allergic reaction to it. Still, moldy blueberries are likely to be old, not have as many nutrients and not taste so good. Eat berries right away, before they can get moldy, and if you notice that they are moldy as soon as you get them home from the store, take them back.

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‘Run Baby Run’ 5k run The Pregnancy Resource Center of Southeast Kansas will host its second annual “Run Baby Run” one-mile walk and 5k run at 9 a.m. on May 31. Runners will meet at the bandstand on the Iola square. The 5k will be the same route used with the Mad Bomber run. Funds raised will go to support the Pregnancy Resource Center. The PRC relies solely on donations from community members. The center offers free practical and emotional support to parents, as well

as education in subjects that affect teens and young adults. The center has 120 client visits per month and donates 1,000 diapers per month to those in need. Registration is $15 per entry, which includes a T-shirt and three tickets for a drawing after the run. The day of the event, registration is $20. There are multiple ways to register. Register online at http://www.eventbrite. com/e/2nd-annualrun-baby-run-tickets11346763475?aff=register. The registration link also may be found on

PRC’s Facebook page. Participants may register in person at 1 S. Jefferson. The center is open from 9 a.m. to noon on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays and from 3 to 5 p.m. on Tuesdays. For more information call the PRC at 365-3308.

Theresia Turner, left, Carolynn Krohn and Nikki Riley are organizers of the “Run Baby Run” 5k run. REGISTER/RICHARD




A couple of questions we just had to ask ourselves


Clint Bowyer addresses black clouds and silver linings


Kyle Busch vs. Kurt Busch: Kyle’s No. 18 Toyota came up fast on Kurt’s No. 41 Chevy at Charlotte. Kyle tried to clear Kurt, but got hit by Clint Bowyer. Godwin Kelly gives his take: “This wasn’t nearly as bad as the year they crashed each other out of the All-Star race.”


Jamie broke out the champagne goggles. Any chance the All-Star win propels Jamie McMurray to further success? GODSPEAK: Absolutely. There’s no place to go but up for “Big Mac.” KEN’S CALL: Not sure how much it helps to win an exhibition race, but I know this: It can’t hurt.

Tony Stewart is now on Twitter. Will it end well? GODSPEAK: I thought his handlers banned him from social media? I bet his team hired a lawyer to approve outgoing tweets. KEN’S CALL: I’m sure he has some built-in firewalls between his stubby fingers and the outside world.

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Clint Bowyer opened the door to the media. And it wasn’t even a strain. Clint Bowyer added a win (of sorts) to his career total Saturday night by capturing the Sprint Showdown, a qualifying race for the Sprint All-Star Race. Bowyer and second-place AJ Allmendinger gained entry to the All-Star field for their showing in the 40-lap showdown. A win is a win, and for Bowyer it was the silver lining in a season full of black clouds. He talked about it with the media.

weekend. “Finally … we had a good strong practice session, and then the car backed up what we felt in practice, and it was good, kept turning all race long.”


As a guy who has won eight times in the series and was a runner-up in points a couple years ago, to not make an All-Star Race, how big of a blow would that have been to you? “I wasn’t very thrilled about being in this You said that you made some changes race, but nonetheless, like you said, that’s to your approach and how you did some things on the mile-and-a-half tracks, and it what we deserved. “We haven’t run well, haven’t run where certainly paid off for you. “For us, you know, our car, it’s just been a we’re capable of running, and it’s been fruscrummy year. It’s been one of those years — trating. But like I said, it’s a humbling sport. It always has been. I’m a big boy.” it’s been so confusing. “If this is where we are, we’ve got to go “We’ve been really fast in practice, and out there and race hard … and become an for whatever reason not able to back it up all-star.” in the race. Last weekend (at Kansas) was just crazy frustrating again for us, and I Footnote: Bowyer went on to finish was at the shop a lot this week, had a lot of meetings and just kind of a different thought seventh in Saturday night’s Sprint All-Star process to change our approach for the race Race.

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Gordon Kenseth Kyle Busch Earnhardt Jr. Edwards Logano Johnson Newman Biffle Vickers Keselowski Hamlin Larson Dillon Harvick Kahne Allmendinger Menard Ambrose Bowyer Almirola Stewart

394 379 373 368 367 346 340 332 328 327 326 318 318 306 302 294 293 292 288 282 278 268

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Mears McMurray Stenhouse Jr. Truex Jr. Patrick Kurt Busch Allgaier Annett Gilliland Whitt Sorenson Bowman Ragan Wise Kvapil Truex Kligerman McDowell Labonte Reutimann Labonte

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