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Profiles of those connected to the investigation into Jennifer Heckel’s murder, A4

BY DARCY GRAY The Hutchinson News

Jennifer Heckel achieved much in 27 years. She graduated in 2001 from Wichita Heights High School, and in 2008, she graduated from Wichita State University with a degree in accounting. She was a group leader for the human resources department at Kroger’s corporate office. She was a member of Hutchinson’s Church of The Holy Cross. And she was devoted to her family.

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She had a 5-year-old son. She had a husband. They married on Sept. 5, 2009, and lived in a brick home in a quiet neighborhood on the north side of Hutchinson. Jennifer Heckel was killed on June 14, 2011. She was at home with her son when she was shot in the back, and in the back of the head. Her son ran next door and alerted neighbors his mom was hurt, and they called police. On Sept. 22, 2011, Billy Joe Craig Jr., 49, and Charles Christopher Logsdon, 32, were charged with first-degree murder in Heckel’s death. The charges allege they planned a murder or robbery with a third, unidentified male but targeted the wrong person. The charges include an alternative theory – that the men entered Heckel’s home

for a burglary or robbery, and she died during the commission of the crime. On Feb. 8, Craig and Logsdon were bound over for trial on charges in Heckel’s death. They are scheduled for arraignment March 9 in Reno County District Court. Both investigators and prosecutors say extensive efforts to discover something that would tie Heckel to the murder suspects have been unsuccessful. Testimony during a preliminary hearing for Craig and Logsdon – which included nearly two dozen witnesses – indicated there was a plan to rob another woman of money and drugs. Instead, Heckel was killed in what authorities have described as a case of mistaken identity.


Billy Craig Jr.

Charles Logsdon


Jeff Newsum: Senior special agent, Kansas Bureau of Investigation

Kylie Hartman

Matt Barnes

Jason Casanova HARCROW

Dean Harcrow: Hutchinson police detective

Dana Craig

Karra Branton

Kayla Rodriguez

Austin Elwell

Milissa Lewis

Troy Snell MEYERS

Tyson Meyers: Hutchinson police detective

More profiles on Page A5 Zach Glenn

Brandi Ruiz

Ashlee Griffin

Justin White

38 dead after storms in 5 states ■ State troopers, FEMA

and National Guard join in difficult rescue effort. BY JIM SUHR Associated Press

WEST LIBERTY, Ky. – Rescue workers with search dogs trudged through the

hills of Kentucky, and emergency crews in several states combed through wrecked homes in a desperate search Saturday for survivors of tornadoes that killed dozens of people. But amid the flattened homes, gutted churches and crunched up cars, startling stories of survival emerged,

including that of a baby found alone but alive in a field near her Indiana home, a couple who were hiding in a restaurant basement when a school bus crashed through the wall, and a pastor nearly buried in his church’s basement.


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Loss of railroad, county seat KO’d Santa Fe BY AMY BICKEL The Hutchinson News

SANTA FE – Even the Santa Fe Railroad bypassed Santa Fe. It’s a story that is typical of most dead towns on the Kansas plains – a town died when it was skirted by the railroad or failed to secure

the county seat. Santa Fe died both deaths. Yet, the Haskell County ghost town’s story is largely different than most of the more than 5,000 Kansas communities that have disappeared from the map. Santa Fe had a vibrant

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Radio talk-show host Rush Limbaugh, one of six judges for the Miss America pageant, speaks during a news conference Jan. 27 at Planet Hollywood in Las Vegas. Limbaugh recently drew fire from many directions for his depiction of a college student as a “slut” because she testified before Congress about the need for contraceptive coverage.

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Limbaugh apologizes to law student for insult WASHINGTON – Conservative talk show host Rush Limbaugh apologized Saturday to a Georgetown University law student he had branded a “slut” and “prostitute” after fellow Republicans as well as Democrats criticized him and several advertisers left his program. The student, Sandra Fluke, had testified to congressional Democrats in support of their national health care policy that would compel her college to offer health plans that cover her birth control. “My choice of words was not the best, and in the attempt to be humorous, I created a national stir,” Limbaugh said on his website. “I sincerely apologize to Ms. Fluke for the insulting word choices.” Attempts to reach Fluke by telephone and email were unsuccessful.

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Romney wins Washington GOP caucuses OLYMPIA, Wash.– Mitt Romney won Washington state’s presidential caucus straw poll Saturday, capturing a strong portion of the vote of thousands of Republicans who crowded caucuses around the state. With more than 60 percent of the precinct votes counted by Saturday night, Romney had 36 percent of the vote, followed by Rick Santorum, who had 25 percent. Ron Paul was close behind Santorum with 24 percent of the vote, and Newt Gingrich had 11 percent. Republicans had predicted up to 60,000 people attending Saturday’s GOP caucuses. The results released Saturday afternoon were based on more than 41,000 votes counted from almost all of the state’s 39 counties. Romney has won 23 of the counties and was leading in two others that had partial counts done. Paul has won nine, and Santorum has won four.

Red Cross seeks access to Syrian city ■ Regime troops warn

of land mines and traps. THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

BP settles with people, businesses affected by spill

BEIRUT – Syrian forces launched a fresh assault on Homs on Saturday as the Red Cross pressed forward with efforts to deliver badly needed aid to thousands of people stranded in a besieged neighborhood despite warnings from regime troops of land mines and booby traps. Two days after they fought their way into the rebel stronghold of Baba Amr, government forces shelled several other neighborhoods of the city, the country’s third largest with about 1 million people. They included districts where many of Baba Amr’s residents had fled, activists said. The Syrian regime has said it was fighting “armed gangs” in Baba Amr, which has become a symbol of the nearly year-old uprising against President Bashar Assad’s authoritarian rule. The revolt has killed more than 7,500 people, according to the U.N. The Local Coordination Committees activist network said mortars slammed into the districts of Khaldiyeh, Bab Sbaa and Khader. Abu Hassan al-Homsi, a doctor at a makeshift clinic in Khaldiyeh, said he treated a dozen people who were wounded, most lightly. “This has become routine, the mortars start falling early in the morning,” he said. Several homes were damaged from the morning shelling. Another Khaldiyeh resident who spoke on condition of anonymity for fear of reprisals said the district has been without water and heating fuel for a week amid freezing temperatures and snow. “We are collecting rain and snow water, and cutting trees to burn to warm ourselves,” he said.

NEW YORK – BP’s settlement deal with thousands of victims of the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill is a major step toward putting the worst oil spill in U.S. history behind it. BP says it will not have to increase the $37.2 billion it has set aside to pay for the spill, and analysts say the settlement could allow BP to quickly resolve outstanding claims by states and the federal government. If approved by a federal court in New Orleans, Friday’s deal would settle lawsuits filed by some 100,000 individuals and businesses affected by the spill. They include fishermen who lost work, cleanup workers who got sick and others who claimed harm from the oil giant’s April 20, 2010, disaster. The accident destroyed a drilling rig called the Deepwater Horizon, killed 11 workers, spilled an estimated 200 million gallons of oil and disrupted thousands of Gulf Coast lives. The spill soiled sensitive tidal estuaries and beaches, killed wildlife and closed vast areas of the Gulf to commercial fishing.

Pentagon officials consider handing over Afghan war WASHINGTON – Top Pentagon officials are considering putting elite special operations troops under CIA control in Afghanistan after 2014, just as they were during last year’s raid on Osama bin Laden’s compound in Pakistan, sources told The Associated Press. The plan is one of several possible scenarios being debated by Pentagon staffers. It has not yet been presented to Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta, the White House or Congress, the sources said. If the plan were adopted, the U.S. and Afghanistan could say there are no more U.S. troops on the ground in the war-torn country because once the SEALs, Rangers and other elite units are assigned to CIA control, even temporarily, they become spies. No matter who’s in charge, the special operations units still would target militants on joint raids with Afghans and keep training Afghan forces to do the job on their own.

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Conditions in Baba Amr are believed to be dire, with extended power outages, shortages of food and water, and lack of medical care. Syrian government forces took control of the neighborhood Thursday after rebels fled the district under constant bombardment that activists said killed hundreds of people since early February. The Red Cross said the regime blocked its entry to Baba Amr on Friday, one day after the group received government permission to enter with a convoy of seven trucks carrying 15 tons of humanitarian aid including food, medical supplies and blankets. “We are still in negotiations to enter Baba Amr,” ICRC spokesman Hicham Hassan said Saturday in Geneva. The Syrians said they were not letting the Red Cross into Baba Amr because of safety concerns, including land mines, Hassan said, adding the organization had not been able to verify the danger. The government has not offered an official explanation. There was no immediate word on what was going on in Baba Amr on Saturday, a day after activists accused regime forces of executionstyle killings and a scorched-earth campaign of burning homes, raising fears of revenge attacks in a country on the verge of civil war. Telephone and Internet lines were still down and activists in nearby areas said they had no information

from inside. In the northern Idlib province, cemetery workers were burying people in parks because the graveyards were targets for regime forces, residents said. “They (the Syrian army) don’t let us pass the check point to get to the cemetery over there, they don’t let us dig graves over there. So we have to dig graves in the park,” Idlib cemetery worker Issam Abbas told The Associated Press. On Saturday, children were still playing in the park as fresh graves were dug for three Free Syrian Army fighters reportedly killed on Friday night try-

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Missouri River spending issue angers farmers BY HEATHER HOLLINGSWORTH Associated Press

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – A boost in proposed spending for environmental projects along the Missouri River is angering farmers who claim last year’s flooding is evidence that the spending focus needs to shift to flood protection. But the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers disputes the idea that flood protection is taking a backseat to the environment. The spending issue arose when President Barack Obama released a proposed budget last month that allots $90 million – up from $73 million in the last budget – for environmental projects, such as restoring some of the tens of thousands of acres of shallow-water habitat that disappeared when the river was dammed and straightened and its channel narrowed. The courts have mandated environmental projects because, while changes to the river aided navigation and improved flood protection, the number of pallid sturgeon, piping plover and interior least tern have shrunk so much they are now listed

under the Endangered Species Act. “Frustration doesn’t even begin to describe the feelings of those who have been flooded and have seen the budget for fish and wildlife drive the Missouri River decision-making process for far too long,” said Tom Waters, chairman of the Missouri Levee and Drainage District Association, in a letter to Col. Anthony Hofmann, commander of the corps’ Kansas City district. Missouri Corn Growers Association President Billy Thiel described the ecosystem spending increase as an “injustice” and said it “once again shows a disconnect still exists between those who manage the river and those who rely on it.” But Erik Blechinger, a corps official who has helped with post-flood recovery efforts along the river, said Wednesday in a widely-distributed email that over the past six years, the corps has spent $2 billion within the Missouri River basin and that just 20 percent of the total went toward environmental projects. He said environmental spending is required and that it doesn’t

Joplin senator pushes for changes to insurance law BY WES DUPLANTIER Associated Press

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – After the powerful tornado ripped his southwest Missouri hometown in May 2011, Joplin resident Chuck Surface said he and his wife had to not only rebuild, but spent several weeks trying to figure out how much all the property inside of their one-story house had been worth at the moment it was destroyed. Surface, a former state representative who now works in Webb City, said this past week that his home insurance company quickly paid him for the full value of his destroyed home in the southwest part of Joplin. But the same insurance company said he would have to fill out pages of claim forms before he received any money for the home’s contents. Surface said he lost records for most of the property in the twister and said he and his wife simply had to estimate the value of some antiques, relying on searches of Internet sites, such as eBay. “It took a long, long time,” said Surface, 68. “If you lose everything, you have no idea unless you walk down to Sears or some place and start writing down what you lost.” Surface did eventually get paid for the full insured amount of his home’s contents. But now a state senator says Missouri should change its insurance laws to help victims of tornados and other natural disasters get paid more quickly for the full value of their home insurance policies. Current Missouri law says that home insurance companies must pay the full value of a person’s insurance policy, including for its contents, if the home is destroyed by fire. In all other cases, they are only required to pay the home’s market value. Sen. Ron Richard, a Joplin Republican elected to Surface’s House seat in 2002, told a Senate insurance committee this week that the state should expand the full payout law to apply to everyone whose home is destroyed by anything covered in their policy. Richard showed committee members pictures of devastation from the tornado, which killed 161 people. He said after the storm,

several people whose homes were destroyed complained that insurance companies tried to pay less than the full value of some policies by asserting that the down housing market had lessened the homes’ actual values. Other insurers required many forms for details about contents, similar to what Surface had to fill out. “It’s worse than filing your income taxes, filling out these forms to get the value of your contents,” Richard said. “If you’re paying for a certain amount of coverage, you should get that amount of coverage. There should be no negotiation when there’s nothing left. ” But Charles Burhan, a lobbyist for Liberty Mutual Insurance Group, said Richard’s proposal could drive up insurance rates for homeowners across the state. He said Liberty Mutual paid out the full face value of insurance policies in Joplin, on both homes and their contents. “When we saw this, we went beyond the contract because it was a hardship case,” he said. “It was a rare, dramatic and unbearable hardship.” John Huff, director of the Missouri Department of Insurance, praised the insurance industry for paying out more than $1 billion in claims in three months after the disaster. But Burhan said broadening state law to require a full payout for any total home loss would be expensive, because insurance companies would have to assume that a home could be destroyed by any number of things covered under the policy. Fires, he said, are rarer and statistically predictable, meaning that the current requirement isn’t a very expensive part of home insurance. Rather than broaden the law, Burhan said, the state should first study how often homeowners were receiving less than the insured value of their destroyed homes. He also defended the paperwork requirements for a home’s contents after a disaster. Burhan said people’s possessions frequently change, and he said mandating that insurance companies pay out the maximum amount without any verification of what a person owns could encourage people to commit fraud when buying a policy.

reduce spending for other purposes. He also stressed that hundreds of millions of dollars have been appropriated to fix Missouri River levees, dams and navigation structures busted last year after the corps began releasing massive amounts of water from upstream reservoirs. The resulting torrent easily overmatched earthen levees along the river. “In a time when we need to come together (Tribes, Feds, States and locals) and put aside our differences to repair the Missouri River multipurpose reservoir and levee system so we are in the best possible posture to face what Mother Nature may bring us in the future, some are waging campaigns to tear at this very fabric of cooperation, collaboration, and open, honest and frank discourse,” he said in the email. But the corps’ message that environmental projects aren’t the problem is a hard sell in heavily damaged states. In Missouri alone, the Missouri River flooded 207,200 acres of cropland last year, and the Mississippi River flooded an additional

130,000 acres of mostly cropland when the Birds Point Floodway was intentionally breached to relieve pressure as floods threatened nearby Cairo, Ill. The frustration over environmental spending led to a successful push last year by U.S. Rep. Blaine Luetkemeyer of Missouri for an amendment that suspended $4 million in funding for a Missouri River-focused ecosystem-restoration study. Waters, of the levee association, favored suspending study funding. He acknowledges fish and birds need protection, but he says Obama’s proposed budget includes too much for the environment. “It’s very contentious when folks are really trying to get their levees repaired and road blocks are thrown up, but yet when they talk about the fish and birds, money just flows in,” he said. Donald Tubbs, a farmer whose land in northwest Missouri’s Holt County flooded last summer for the third time in five years, has sold 320 of his 1,400 acres to the corps to be used for ecosystem restoration. All

but about 20 acres of the land he sold were covered with sand after the flooding. “We could see the handwriting on the wall,” he said of his decision to sell. “They

were going to keep with the way they were running that river with the environmentalists ahold of it. I knew it was going to be just one flood after another.”

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Charles Christopher Logsdon, aka Chris Logsdon Logsdon, 32, has charges pending in two Hutchinson shootings: the murder of Jennifer Heckel and the November 2010 shooting of Eric Harbacek, who was shot in the leg. Jeff Newsum, KBI senior special agent, testified last month that Logsdon told him in an interview he has known Craig for 18 years and used to live with Kylie Hartman. Logsdon said Craig told him the murder was a “paid hit, and they got the wrong person,” according to Newsum. In the interview, Logsdon said Craig owed Wichita drug dealers $27,000 for a pound of meth. Logsdon denied being involved in Heckel’s killing. Logsdon told Newsum he was 85 percent honest with authorities, “and if he told me the other 15 percent, it would implicate him.” Newsum also said Logsdon, in an interview during the investigation of Heckel’s

Matthew Barnes On Feb. 8, after a preliminary hearing for Craig and Logsdon, Reno County District Judge Joe McCarville ruled there was evidence of a conspiracy to commit murder BARNES among Hutchinson residents Craig, Logsdon, Barnes and Kylie Hartman. Barnes was the only one who was not at the preliminary hearing. Neither Barnes nor Hartman has been charged in the shooting death of Jennifer Heckel. The complaints filed against Craig and Logsdon specify a third, unnamed male conspired to commit the murder or assist in the murder of Heckel. Barnes, 28, is serving a seven-year prison sentence after violating probation in a 2007 case in which he was convicted of selling methamphetamine. His sentence was executed in September, although he was already jailed with a $500,000 bond on an August charge of conspiracy to commit aggravated robbery. Hartman and Jason Casanova were also charged with conspiracy to commit aggravated robbery. Authorities were tightlipped on the conspiracy charges against Barnes, Hartman and Casanova, and the charges were dismissed by October – on the heels of murder charges being filed against Craig and Logsdon. The complaints in both cases included similar language. Jason Casanova Casanova, 34, is awaiting trial in a Reno County manufacturing meth case that evolved from the investigation into Heckel’s death. Investigators had “information Casanova CASANOVA was requested to destroy the firearm” used in the killing, and last August officers searched for a gun in Casanova’s storage locker but reported finding drug items. A Hutchinson resident, Casanova testified he’s known Craig, Logsdon, Hartman and Austin Elwell for years. He invoked the Fifth Amendment when asked in court if he used drugs with any of them. Casanova told police Hartman left the state after Heckel was killed and asked him to clean her house because investigators might search it. Casanova denied being asked to get rid of the murder weapon but told investigators he had sold a stolen gun in the weeks after the murder. A conspiracy to commit aggravated robbery charge filed in August against Casanova has been dismissed. He was federally indicted in October on a count of unlawful possession of a firearm after a felony conviction, alleging he possessed a .38-caliber Smith & Wesson revolver on Aug. 1.

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FROM PAGE ONE death, admitted to using a semiautomatic handgun to shoot Harbacek in the leg. Logsdon, along with Craig and Kylie Hartman, also has pending charges alleging a conspiracy to commit computer crime in a phony check scheme in May. His criminal history includes prior convictions of conspiracy to commit arson in 1999 in Reno County and aggravated escape from custody in 2000 from the Hutchinson Correctional LOGSDON Facility. He remains jailed on $500,000 bond in the murder case and is charged with firstdegree murder, conspiracy to commit firstdegree murder or aggravated robbery, aggravated burglary and criminal possession of a firearm.

Kylie Hartman Hartman is awaiting an April 17 trial on charges she conspired in May 2011 with Craig, Logsdon and Hutchinson resident Kasey Pisoni to make fake checks on a HARTMAN computer and obtain false identification for cashing the checks. Hartman, 32, testified during a preliminary hearing for Craig and Logsdon that she knows both of them and has been interviewed multiple times by officers investigating Heckel’s death. She invoked the Fifth Amendment on several questions during the hearing. She was charged, along with Casanova and Barnes, with conspiracy to commit an aggravated robbery in June, but those charges have been dismissed. District Attorney Keith Schroeder told The News the conspiracy case against Hartman was “dismissed because of strategy” but declined to comment further. Hartman and her exboyfriend, Austin Elwell, were federally indicted in August 2011 with unlawful possession of ammunition by users of controlled substances. The indictment alleged Hartman possessed ammunition in August after a prior felony drug conviction. Federal charges against Hartman have been dismissed, however. Karra Branton Currently incarcerated on a parole violation in a drug case, 39-year-old Branton of Hutchinson has known Billy Craig Jr. and Charles Logsdon for at least BRANTON 15 years. She said Logsdon was planning to rob Kayla Rodriguez, a suspected methamphetamine dealer, about a month and a half before Jennifer Heckel’s June 14, 2011, death. The plan was to meet Rodriguez at a Kwik Shop and give her counterfeit money in exchange for drugs. Branton told Logsdon that Rodriguez lived near Krause Plow on the south side of Hutchinson. Craig was going to set up the robbery. Branton said she backed out of the plan when Logsdon mentioned a gun. Logsdon threatened her after learning she warned Rodriguez, Branton said. Logsdon called Branton from Nebraska after Heckel’s death and said he messed up bad, and “he shot her,” Branton testified last month. She said Logsdon was meaner since he started using meth in April 2011, and he had been up for days prior to Heckel’s death. Branton said she asked Kylie Hartman how she got guys to fight over her, and told her Craig and Logsdon were “trying to kill for you.” Branton has 14 aliases listed in Kansas Department of Corrections records.

Billy Joe Craig Jr. Before being charged with murdering Jennifer Heckel, 49-year-old Billy Joe Craig Jr. already had two pending cases in which he was charged with selling meth and conspiring with Logsdon, Kylie Hartman and Kasey Pisoni to commit a computer crime in an alleged phony check scheme. In a videotaped interview last August with Jeff Newsum, senior special agent for the Kansas Bureau of Investigation, said he and Logsdon, CRAIG JR. Craig Matthew Barnes and Hartman planned to rob drug dealer Kayla Rodriguez of money and dope but ended up targeting the wrong person. Craig said Hartman set up the robbery, and he drove Logsdon and Barnes to a home on June 14, 2011, that they thought belonged to

PROFILES This public information was compiled from testimony during the February preliminary hearing for Billy Joe Craig Jr. and Charles Christopher Logsdon; court records; police reports; and Kansas Department of Corrections records.

Zachary Glenn Glenn, 36, of Hutchinson said he got a “warning call” from Karra Branton about several weeks before Heckel’s death. Branton told him to warn Rodriguez GLENN that Logsdon was planning to rob her. Glenn said he warned Rodriguez and told her to be careful within a day of receiving the call from Branton. Kayla Rodriguez, aka Kayla Salyer Authorities suspect 27year-old Jennifer Heckel was killed in a case of mistaken identity or during a robbery or burglary, and it was Rodriguez – a thin, blonde 25RODRIGUEZ year-old – who was the intended target of a robbery. Rodriguez has testified she obtained large amounts of ice meth from Wichita and sold it to Craig “several, several times.” Zachary Glenn came over to buy drugs from her at the end of May 2011 and warned her that Kylie Hartman and Charles Logsdon wanted to rob her, she said. Rodriguez said that Hartman had been following her. She immediately confronted Craig at his Hutchinson apartment, and he assured her the robbery wouldn’t happen and she wouldn’t be hurt. Rodriguez said she saw guns in Craig’s apartment. Rodriguez said she stopped selling drugs because “somebody was killed, and it was supposed to be me.” Ashlee Griffin Griffin, 27, is on probation in a Reno County forgery and theft case and was housed in the Reno County jail with Kylie Hartman after Heckel’s death. She testified HartGRIFFIN man told her Rodriguez was supposed to have been robbed, and Hartman thought “they got the address wrong.” Griffin told police she would do whatever she could to help them and said she wanted

Heckel to have justice. She also said she didn’t get along with Hartman, who was dating her brother, Austin Elwell. Brandi Ruiz Ruiz, a 21-year-old Hutchinson resident on probation for misdemeanor theft and criminal trespass, was housed in September 2011 in the Reno RUIZ County jail with Kylie Hartman. According to Ruiz, Hartman said she met Logsdon and Craig at her house on 69th Avenue the day before the murder, where they talked about robbing Rodriguez. Hartman said Craig, Barnes and Logsdon went to the home, with Craig driving, and Barnes went inside. Ruiz said Hartman told her they got the wrong house. Hartman said Craig broke down a week after the murder and told her he “didn’t know that was going to happen,” according to Ruiz. Hartman had copies of Barnes’ paperwork, which included Craig’s statements to police, Ruiz said. Milissa Lewis Lewis, 26, has testified she was in the Reno County jail in July 2011 for a probation violation and “coming down off meth” when she relayed information about the LEWIS homicide case to police. Lewis was at Craig’s apartment after Heckel’s death in June 2011 when he talked to Hutchinson Police Detective Dean Harcrow. She said Craig told her he thought someone was trying to set him up and he “didn’t know why his IDs were there.” Craig said he “didn’t do it,” according to Lewis, but he also said, “How was I supposed to know she was a mother?” She said Craig told her “all he could do was put his head down, point the gun and shoot.” Lewis said it was in late June 2011 when she went to Hartman’s house and saw two handguns on Hartman’s bed. She said Craig and Austin Elwell were there, and Hartman “shot (Craig) up with dope.”

Rodriguez’ boyfriend. The men were going to split the money from the robbery, he said. Logsdon and Barnes went into the home, according to Craig, and returned within minutes, with Barnes saying, “We shot her! We shot her!” Craig said he sped away, dropped the men off at Hartman’s home, and Hartman said Jason Casanova would get rid of the gun. He said Hartman had a picture of Rodriguez on her dresser mirror, and Barnes and Logsdon said, “That ain’t the one.” On Sept. 8, Craig recanted all of those statements. In jailhouse phone calls to numerous people, he gave different accounts of what happened the night of June 14, 2011, and blamed different people for the murder. He remains jailed on $500,000 bond in the murder case and is charged with first-degree murder, conspiracy to commit first-degree murder or aggravated robbery, aggravated burglary and criminal possession of a firearm.

Dana Craig The 38-year-old ex-wife of Billy Craig Jr., Dana Craig told police she was at her exhusband’s apartment until about 6 p.m. June 14, 2011, the day of Heckel’s death. She CRAIG testified during a Feb. 7 preliminary hearing for Billy Craig that she saw their daughter, Nikki Craig, arriving at his apartment with a friend as she was leaving, and that Nikki later told her she was at the apartment until at least 9 p.m. Dana Craig is now charged with perjury – Police Detective Dean Harcrow said Nikki Craig told him she was working that night. Austin Elwell Elwell, 26, has testified he’s known Craig and Logsdon for a couple of years and has used drugs with them in the past. On June 14, 2011, Elwell was living with Kylie ELWELL Hartman and her two children near 69th and Lorraine. He testified meth was used in the home. Elwell said Hartman’s son had been injured and that’s why she needed to leave the state shortly after June 14, 2011. He said Casanova watched the house while they were gone. During the preliminary hearing for Craig and Logsdon, Elwell said he thought Craig came over June 14, 2011, to the house he shared with Hartman. He recalled Craig and Hartman going into Hartman’s bedroom, where she had a picture of Kayla Rodriguez on her mirror. Elwell has federal charges pending against him, including possession of methamphetamine and marijuana, and possession of a .25-caliber semiautomatic pistol and ammunition by a user of a controlled substance. The crimes are alleged to have occurred in July 2011. Markus Johnstone, aka Markus Todd In a videotaped interview in August 2011 with Hutchinson police, 24-yearold Johnstone, in jail on drug and weapons charges, told officers he would tell them what he JOHNSTONE knew about the murder if he was released. Johnstone said Logsdon came over to his house high on meth the morning after Heckel’s death, and a man with Logsdon told him Logsdon shot a woman in the back of the head. Logsdon, who was never quiet, was quiet that day, Johnstone told police. Johnstone, in the preliminary hearing for Craig and Logsdon, said he didn’t know anything about the homicide case and had lied to “get myself out of trouble.” He denied being threatened not to testify.

Troy Snell Snell, 46, told police he was riding his bike in early September when he saw Craig and Logsdon playing basketball in town. Logsdon said he “used to idolize” SNELL Craig’s lifestyle when he was younger, according to Snell. Logsdon also said Craig gave him a ride and a gun, and he shot someone and threw the gun in a trash bin, Snell testified Feb. 8 during a preliminary hearing for the two men. Logsdon said he would “shoot someone else” for Craig if Craig gave him another gun, according to Snell. Snell was granted probation Feb. 17 after pleading no contest to child abuse. Steven Dome Dome, 24, was in the Ford County jail last September on charges of aggravated battery and aggravated burglary while Logsdon was also being housed there. DOME Logsdon said the “wrong person” got shot and was worried about murder charges, Dome testified last month. In a videotaped interview with law enforcement, Dome said Logsdon told him Heckel was shot by three people in front of her 5-year-old son. Logsdon said “some Hartman girl” knocked on the door and Jason Casanova destroyed the gun, according to Dome. He also said Logsdon was worried about a cigarette butt being left at the scene. Dome testified Logsdon and Craig were going to clear their debts to Wichita drug dealers by killing a woman. Logsdon described a murder hit that mistakenly targeted the wrong woman, Dome said. He acknowledged getting a favorable deal in his Ford County case after talking to homicide investigators. Justin White White was in the Ford County jail on charges of burglary and theft while Logsdon was housed there last September. Logsdon asked what constituted a capital crime and WHITE re-enacted the shooting by getting down on his knees and pointing to the back of his head, White testified last month. Logsdon said, “She was shot like this,” according to White. Logsdon said he was “really high” when the killing occurred, and it was supposed to be a robbery of another girl, White testified. White pleaded guilty last month to misdemeanor theft, and a charge of aggravated burglary was dismissed.

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INVESTIGATIVE TEAM PROFILES Law enforcement officers investigating the death of Jennifer Heckel have completed hundreds of interviews SCHROEDER in the case and investigated about 100 search warrants. They exhausted a search for links to her killer. They questioned her friends, family and co-workers. They dug through family financial records. Her husband was working out of town. The biological father of her son was also eliminated as a suspect. “We found no reason or motive,” Jeff Newsum, senior special agent with the Kansas Bureau of Investigation, NEWSUM testified in a hearing last month. “She was well thought of, an allAmerican type of lady.” Newsum said officers began investigating Heckel’s death as a random act of violence. He testified officers suspected recent home invasions in the community were tied to those involved in meth or the “drug world,” so investigators picked out people they knew in the drug world to visit about the case. Hutchinson Police Detective Dean Harcrow said he visited Billy Craig Jr., who mentioned he heard Heckel had been shot in the head – a detail that had not yet been released. Although Newsum, Police Lt. Martin Robertson, and Hutchinson police detectives Harcrow, Tyson Meyers, and Bryan Rodriguez were lead investigators on the case, numerous police officers have played a role in the murder investigation, including: MCMURRAY ● Police

Sgt. Glenn McMurray – He was in charge of securing the crime scene prior to the arrival of KBI crime scene personnel. He found tools and a box in the Heckels’ garage he thought was recently placed there. McMurray recorded a video of the crime scene, which showed the TV in the Heckels’ home was left on, playing the Disney Channel, with an untouched plate of food on top of it. ● Police Sgt. Brice Burlie – He was one of the first officers dispatched to the shooting reported at the Heckels’ home, 501 Coronado. Emergency personnel’s BURLIE effort to save Jennifer Heckel, who was initially in critical condition, was unsuccessful, Burlie has testified. He put up crime-scene tape and spoke with Heckel’s 5-yearold son, who informed him the gun reported found in the backyard was just a toy gun, and it was, Burlie said. ● Cory Latham, KBI senior special agent – He leads the KBI’s Crime Scene Unit. Latham has testified bullets were found under Heckel’s head and in the LATHAM kitchen wall. A bullet shot downward in the kitchen ricocheted, went through a plastic, cheesepuff container, through the kitchen window, outside, through a shed and into evergreen trees, Latham said. That bullet was never found. Latham said there was no evidence the home was ransacked. He believes the killer entered through the garage door, and a revolver was likely the murder weapon.

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BRIEFS Annual film festival is set for Abilene ABILENE – The 2012 Paul H. Royer Film Series continues March 8 and 15 at the Eisenhower Presidential Library and Museum Visitors Center Auditorium at 200 SE Fourth St. Each film starts at 7 p.m. and includes free soda and popcorn. All films are free and open to the public. The series is sponsored by Robert H. “Hank” Royer Jr., in memory of his grandfather, who was a founding father of the Eisenhower Foundation and Abilene High School classmate of President Eisenhower. Films chosen for this year were movies nominated for Academy Awards: “Pocketful of Miracles” March 8, and “The Hustler” March 15. For more information go to www.eisenhower.archives.go v or call the museum at (785)


Arson investigator examines shed blaze TURON – An early morning fire in Turon was being investigated according to Dennis Kalmar, the local fire chief in this Reno County town about 30 miles southwest of Hutchinson. The fire to a free standing shed, just north of the intersection of Second Avenue and Main Street, was reported about 6:45 a.m. Saturday. Kalmar said there was nothing of value in the shed and there was no power or gas hook up to the structure. An arson investigator with the Hutchinson Fire Department had been sent to the scene to determine how the fire might have started. Eight local fire fighters extinguished the blaze. – From staff reports

At some colleges, parental recommendations welcome BY JUSTIN POPE AP Education Writer

The letter recommending Christianne Beasley for admission to Smith College didn’t come from the most unbiased of sources. But there was no disputing the writer knew this applicant as well as anyone. “Christianne and Smith seem to be a perfect match,” wrote Nancy Beasley, four years ago, on behalf of her only daughter, now a Smith senior. She described Christianne’s “grace and dignity,” and explained why she thought the prestigious and diverse Northampton, Mass., women’s college was the perfect fit for the girl she’d raised. Smith is among just a few colleges – among them nearby Mt. Holyoke and Holy Cross in Massachusetts, St. Anselm in New Hampshire, and the University of Richmond – that invite parents to

submit letters on behalf of their children (either as part of the application itself, or in a follow-up invitation after the application is received). At Smith, finalizing this month the 640 or so members of the Class of 2016 from more than 4,300 applications, a little less than half include a parental letter. The college takes pains to emphasize such letters are optional and won’t make or break a decision. What do parents tell colleges about their flesh and blood? Rarely anything bad, to be sure (though sadly, it does happen). A fair share burst with predictably overthe-top pride in their children’s virtues, which are dated back to infancy, and in some cases, utero (a few years ago, Smith decided to impose a single-page limit). But there’s a reason Smith has stuck with the process for about 20 years now, despite the extra work, says

Smith’s director of admission, Deb Shaver. Sometimes parents offer just the kind of color that can bring to life a candidate whose full personality is hidden in a portrait painted only with grades, test scores and traditional recommendations letters from teachers and guidance counselors. “You might think they do nothing but brag,” Shaver said. “But parents really nail their kids. They really get to the essence of what their daughter is about in a way we can’t get anywhere else.” It’s also an acknowledgment that in the backlash in admissions against (admittedly epidemic) helicopter parenting, the pendulum might have swung a little too far. After all, it’s parents who may have the best view of what’s really great about their children. “We get to this point and say, ‘You can’t be driving the

bus, you need to be in the backseat,’” Shaver said. “It’s all true, and yet I think parents can provide texture to those applications that can’t be found anywhere else. “Who knows a kid better than their mother and father?” she asked. For Christianne Beasley, a letter from Mom was the perfect closing argument to her case that Smith was the place for her. “Sometimes there’s that bad connotation of the overbearing parents who feel the need to control their kids’ decision,” she said. “In my case, it was the opposite. It was to make sure I had the best application possible and Smith saw the best part of me.” For her mom, it was a chance to participate, but also share something she knew nobody else would have seen: the way her daughter lit up when she first visited Smith’s campus.

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This is a photo of workers using wagons and mules to move S.E. Cave’s office building from Santa Fe to the new county seat in Sublette. The James S. Patrick Real Estate office, left, was later moved to Satanta. In the background, behind the S.E. Cave building, is the original Haskell County Courthouse. Santa Fe pioneers fought hard for a railroad for Haskell County, but when it came, it missed Santa Fe, the original county seat, by seven miles. In 1920, the county seat was moved to Sublette, which had prospered by being on the Santa Fe railroad line, and Santa Fe faded away into a ghost town.

Santa Fe ● From Page A1 pulse for more than 30 years as the Haskell County seat. Santa Fe and five other now nonexistent towns were the only cities in Haskell County on the 1895 Kansas map. There was no Sublette. No Satanta. Santa Fe, it seemed, would live on for centuries. However, only cattle in a feedlot populate the town site today. The courthouse is gone, along with the businesses, the houses and the people. Bloodless fight Before Kansas became a state, the only traffic in western Kansas was Native Americans, soldiers and those traveling the Santa Fe Trail. However, after the Civil War, with the passage of the Homestead Act, residents of the east began migrating west for free land. Developers founded Santa Fe in 1886, just a few miles south of the old merchant trail in what was still Finney County. Haskell County was created in July 1887, according to the Kansas State Historical Society. Santa Fe was in the center of the newly formed county and named the temporary county seat. The town eventually beat out nearby Ivanhoe for the official honors. At its peak, Santa Fe was a booming community with 1,800 people, according to a 1960s article by Jack Fraley in the Dodge City Daily Globe. It had a school, two churches, two lumberyards, a restaurant and two grocery stores. It also had a flourmill, the Rutledge Hotel, the Santa Fe Bank and five newspapers during its existence. But crop failures of the 1890s and early 1900s caused settlers to move way. Remaining residents, however, clung to the hope of securing a railroad.

“It’s an interesting little town, but there are a lot of interesting little towns that are gone.” Elborn Mendenhall, of Topeka, whose mother’s family homesteaded near Santa Fe The Santa Fe Railroad expressed interest in building a line through Santa Fe. However, in 1911 or 1912, railroad crews laid the tracks seven miles to the south of the county seat. A map in the April 1912 edition of The Hutchinson News showed the railroad’s proposed path through southwest Kansas. A story in March 1912 said the railroad planned to name new towns along its line Satanta, after the Kiowa Indian chief, and Sublette, after a Haskell County pioneer. Missing the railroad, along with the new towns that sprung up because of it, would be Santa Fe’s “crowning blow,” Fraley wrote. Santa Fe residents weren’t about to give up. A January 1913 article in The News states that Satanta joined forces with Santa Fe in an effort to keep the county seat from moving to Sublette. According to the story, there wasn’t much left of Santa Fe at the time, except for the courthouse and “an old frame structure, the rest of the town being gradually broken up and moved away.” Santa Fe townsfolk still lobbied for another railroad line to go through, The News reported. That route, however, never materialized. A county seat election was to be held Feb. 25, 1913. It would be the first election where women were legal voters. Still, the fight continued with a special election May 16, 1919. “In the special election held yesterday, Santa Fe lost its fight to continue as the smallest county seat in Kansas,” The News reported. At the time, Santa Fe had 75 people. The matter went to the

Kansas Supreme Court, which ruled in favor of Sublette in December 1920. Dugouts and rattlesnakes Aavon Powers, Hutchinson, who is in her 80s, said her mother, Bessie Pace Mendenhall, was 10 years old in 1909 when she took the train with her parents to western Kansas. They were going to homestead near Santa Fe. The Pace family lived in a sod house not far from the town site. “They had a roof made of dirt,” Powers said. “They had people come through with the freight and covered wagons and that kind of stuff. They put them up for the night when they would stop there.” Eventually, her grandfather moved in with his brother in a two-story house in Santa Fe. “She and my uncle, her oldest brother William, would kill rattlesnakes,” she said. “She had a quart bottle of rattlesnake rattles she gleaned over the years.” Powers said her parents married in 1919. Her grandparents eventually divorced and her grandfather moved back to Louisville, Ky. There still is a cemetery, Powers’ brother, Elborn Mendenhall, of Topeka, said. The town site is a feedlot. “It’s an interesting little town, but there are a lot of interesting little towns that are gone,” Mendenhall said. As for Santa Fe, “It sort of blew away,” he said. Reporter Amy Bickel is chronicling the “Dead Towns” of Kansas. If you have a suggestion for a town Amy should research, e-mail her at For more information on Santa Fe, visit her blog at www.hutchnews. com/deadtowns.

Horses were offered for sale in Santa Fe, with the Haskell County Courthouse visible behind them in this photo taken between 1891 and 1912.

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Kansas budget discussions churn in silence BY JOHN MILBURN Associated Press

TOPEKA – Unlike recent years when all eyes in the Kansas Statehouse have been on the budget, two legislative committees that handle budgetary issues continue to toil in relative silence. Not that the chairmen are complaining. There is more money in the state treasury and the economy is improving, making for a smoother process during the Legislature’s 90-day session. “This year has been easier,” said House Appropriations Committee Chairman Marc Rhoades, a Newton Republican. “We’re trying to have a savings mindset. Federal dollars are going away

and we have to look at everything in that light.” In 2011, Republican Gov. Sam Brownback and legislators were facing a much different situation, staring at a gap between known expenditures and anticipated revenues of close to $500 million. The gap was caused by the expiration of federal stimulus funding that had propped up spending for education and social services. The response last year was to cut spending where possible, including $232 per student in K-12 spending. Other agencies took reductions or were asked to finance certain operations with existing revenues, or in some cases private sources. Over the past eight

months, the state economy has shown signs of growth. That expansion coupled with budget controls enacted last year gives Kansas the potential of having more than $350 million in reserves when the fiscal year ends June 30. Sen. Carolyn McGinn, chairwoman of the Senate Ways and Means Committee, said members aren’t straying far from the budget lines Brownback drew. Any spending increases legislators want to make are typically offset by adjustments elsewhere. “Our economy is slowly improving and we as a state budget committee have to prepare for what is coming at the federal level,” said McGinn, a Sedgwick Republi-

can. “We still have to review priorities and have a limited amount of dollars.” Brownback has proposed spending increases for social services and education to cover increases in caseloads, holding all other government programs flat. House Minority Leader Paul Davis said the relative ambivalence toward the budget this session was a result of the governor’s broad agenda and the fact legislators are also tackling the political issue of redrawing legislative district boundaries. “Those are some very large issues that are sucking the air out of the Capitol,” said Davis, a Lawrence Democrat. The continued growth in

Storms ● From Page A1 The storms, predicted by forecasters for days, killed at least 38 people in five states – Alabama, Georgia, Indiana, Kentucky and Ohio, where Gov. John Kasich proclaimed an emergency. President Barack Obama offered Federal Emergency Management Agency assistance as state troopers, the National Guard and rescue teams made their way through counties cut off by debris-littered roads and knocked down cellphone towers. The landscape was littered with everything from sheet metal and insulation to crushed cars and, in one place, a fire hydrant, making travel difficult. No building was left untouched in West Liberty, a small eastern Kentucky farming town in the foothills of the Appalachians. Two white police cruisers had been picked up and tossed into city hall, and few structures were recognizable. The Rev. Kenneth Jett of the West Liberty United Methodist Church recalled huddling with four others in a little cubby hole in the basement as the church collapsed in the storm. The pastor and his wife had just returned to the parsonage when he turned on the TV and saw that the storm was coming. Jett yelled to his wife to take shelter in the basement of the church next door, where they were joined by two congregants who were cleaning the church and a neighbor. As they ran for the basement stairs, they could see the funnel cloud approaching. The last one down was Jett’s wife, Jeanene. “I just heard this terrific noise,” she said. “The windows were blowing out as I came down the stairs.” The building collapsed, but they were able to get out through a basement door. They escaped with only bumps and bruises. “We’re thankful to God,” Jett said. “It was a miracle that the five of us survived.” In Indiana, a baby was found alone in a field near her family’s home in New Pekin, said Melissa Richardson, spokeswoman at St. Vincent Salem Hospital, where the little girl was initially taken. The child was in critical condition Saturday at a hospital in Louisville, Ky., and authorities were still trying to figure out how she ended up in the field, Richardson said. A tornado hit the New Pekin area Friday, but it wasn’t clear whether it had picked up the child. Authorities have not identified the baby or her parents. About 20 miles east, a twister demolished Henryville, Ind., the birthplace of Kentucky Fried Chicken founder Colonel Harland Sanders. The second story of the elementary school was torn off, and wind blew out the windows and gutted the Henryville Community Presbyterian Church. Few recognizable buildings remained. A secretary at the school said a bus left Friday afternoon with 11 children, but the driver turned back after realizing they were driving straight into the storm. The children were ushered into the nurse’s station and were hiding under tables and desks when the tornado struck. None were hurt. The school bus, which was parked in front of the school, was tossed several hundred yards into the side of a near-

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Volunteers and residents walk as they looks around debris after a tornado struck in Marysville, Ind., on Saturday. Powerful tornadoes raked across a wide swath of the Midwest and South on Friday, killing at least 38 people in five states after a week of deadly late-winter storms. by restaurant. Todd and Julie Money were hiding there, having fled their Scottsburg home, which has no basement. They were in the basement of their friend’s restaurant when the tornado struck. “Unreal. The pressure on your body, your ears pop, trees snap,” Todd Money said. “When that bus hit the building, we thought it exploded.” “It was petrifying,” Julie Money added. “God put us here for a reason.” Friday’s tornado outbreak came two days after an earlier round of storms killed 13 people in the Midwest and South, and forecasters at the National Weather Service’s Storm Prediction Center had said the day would be one of a handful this year that warranted its highest risk level. The weather service issued 297 tornado warnings and 388 severe thunderstorm warnings from Friday through early Saturday. In April, when tornadoes killed more than 240 people in Alabama, it issued 688 tornado warnings and 757 severe thunderstorm warnings from Texas to New York, said Greg Carbin, warning coordination meteorologist at the storm prediction center. The storms have been carrying strong winds that change direction and increase in speed as they rise in the atmosphere, creating a spin, said Corey Mead, a storm prediction center meteorologist. The tornadoes develop when cold air in the storm system moving east from the Mississippi River Valley hits warm air coming north from the Gulf of Mexico, he said.

More severe storms were expected Saturday across parts of southern Georgia and northern Florida. Friday’s killed 19 people in Kentucky, 14 in Indiana, three in Ohio, and one each in Alabama and Georgia. In Washington County, Ind., residents described seeing a massive tornado come over a hill and plow through a grove of trees, which looked almost like a line of bulldozers eight wide had rolled through, crushing the land. When Gene Lewellyn, his son and his son’s 7-year-old daughter saw the tornado come over the hill, they rushed to the basement of his one-story brick home and covered themselves with a carpet. A black cloud enveloped the house. “It just shook once, and it (the house) was gone,” said Lewellyn, 62, a retired press operator. His family was safe, but their home was reduced to a pile of bricks with sheet metal wrapped around splintered trees. Pieces of insulation coated the ground, and across the street a large trailer picked up by the storm had landed on top of a boat. Lewellyn spent Saturday picking through the debris in 38-degree cold. “Right now, we are not sure what we are going to do,” he said. “We will get out what we can get out. Hopefully, we won’t have to argue from the insurance company very much.” Janet Elliott was sitting on her bed in Chattanooga, Tenn., when a severe weather warning scrolled across the bottom of the screen. She didn’t hear sirens outside,

but fierce winds were blowing, and her cats seemed clingy. She noticed her dogs had gotten low to the floor. She ran to the basement and tried with all her might to pull the door shut, but she couldn’t. She heard a ripping sound as the ceiling peeled off and wind wrenched the doorknob from her hand. “I looked up and I could see the sky,” she said. “I realized if I had stayed on the bed two seconds longer, I would have been sucked out or crushed.”

state revenues may subside in the 2014 fiscal year when a sales tax increase approved in 2010 ends. Brownback and legislators also are considering plans to reduce the state’s income tax rates to spur business growth and give most individual taxpayers a cut in rates. The effect of the plans would mean a reduction of between $40 million and nearly $90 million in the 2013 budget cycle, based on current proposals. Neither the governor’s plan nor the House GOP plan has been debated. McGinn said legislators are hoping to meet the governor’s goal and statutory requirement for a 7.5 percent ending balance, which would be about $465 million. The fig-

ure is based on the total amount of state general fund revenues spent in a given budget year. “I think we’re going to try to grow that. It may take a year or two get there. It’s not there right now and doesn’t include everything” being debated, she said. Rhoades is more optimistic, adding that the House committee is within $1 million of Brownback’s goal, but it also doesn’t include any impact on revenues from tax cuts. Davis said he’s not opposed to having a strong ending balance but would like legislators to revisit cuts made to programs in recent years, including those for corrections and mental health services.

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YouTube phenomenon has girls asking: Am I pretty? BY LEANNE ITALIE Associated Press

NEW YORK – The young girl shows off her big, comfy koala hat and forms playful hearts with her fingers as she drops the question on YouTube: “Am I pretty or ugly?” “A lot of people call me ugly, and I think I am ugly. I think I’m ugly, and fat,” she confesses in a tiny voice as she invites the world to decide. And the world did. The video, posted Dec. 17, 2010, has more than 4 million views and more than 107,000 anonymous, often hateful responses in a troubling phenomenon that has girls as young as 10 – and some boys – asking the same question on YouTube with similar results. Some experts in child psychology and online safety wonder whether the videos, with anywhere from 300 to 1,000 posted, represent a new wave of distress rather than simple self-questioning or pleas for affirmation or attention. How could the creators not anticipate the nasty responses, even the tender tweens uploading videos in violation of YouTube’s 13and-over age policy? Their directness, playful but steadfast, grips even those accustomed to life’s open Internet channel, where revolutions and executions play out alongside the ramblings of anybody with digital access. Commenters on YouTube curse and declare the young video creators “attention whores,” ask for sex and to see them naked. They wonder where their parents are and call them “fugly” and worse. “Y do you live, and kids in africa die?” one responder tells the girl in the koala hat who uses the name Kendal and lists her age as 15 in her YouTube profile, though her demeanor suggests she was

far younger at the time. Another commenter posts: “You need a hug.. around your neck.. with a rope..” Some offer support and beg Kendal and the other young faces to take down their “Am I Pretty?” and “Am I Ugly?” videos and feel good about themselves instead. Much has been made of cyberbullying and pedophiles who cruise the Internet, and of low self-esteem among pre-adolescents and adolescents, especially girls, as their brains continue to develop. There have been similar “hot or not” memes in the past, but as more young people live their lives online, they’re clearly more aware of the potential for negative consequences. “Negative feedback that is personal is rarely easy to hear at any age, but to tweens and teens who value as well as incorporate feedback into their own sense of worth, it can be devastating,” said Elizabeth Dowdell, a nursing professor at Villanova University in suburban Philadelphia. She has researched child Internet safety and risk behavior in adolescents in partnership with the Justice Department. In another video posted by Kendal, she offers to “do two dares” on camera, inviting her open-channel audience to come up with some as she holds a little white stuffed monkey. In heavy eye makeup and neon orange nail polish, a girl who calls herself Faye not only asks the pretty/ugly question but tells in other videos of being bullied at school, suffering migraines that have sent her to the hospital and coping with the divorce of her parents. “My friends tell me that I’m pretty,” she says. “It doesn’t seem like I’m pretty, though, because, I don’t know, it just doesn’t, because people at school, they’re like,

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This image made on Friday from video posted on the YouTube website on Dec. 17, 2010, shows a girl with a koala hat asking “Am I pretty or ugly?” The video has more than 4 million views and more than 107,000 anonymous, often hateful responses in a troubling phenomenon that has girls as young as 10 – and some boys – asking the same question on YouTube with similar results. ‘Faye you’re not pretty at all.’” She narrates a slideshow of still close-ups of herself to make the judging easier (she’s had more than 112,000 views) and joins other girls who have posted videos on another theme, “My Perfect Imperfection,” that have them noting what they hate and love about the way they look. “I just don’t like my body at all,” says Faye as she pulls up her sweat shirt to bare her midriff. Faye’s profile lists her age as 13. Tracked down in suburban Denver, her mom, Naomi Gibson, told ABC’s “Good Morning America” she knew nothing of the video until reporters started to call. “I was floored,” she said. Faye told ABC she has been called names and gossiped about behind her back. “Deep down inside, all girls know that other people’s opinions don’t matter,”

BRIEFS Harper, Anthony firefighters contain blaze in home HARPER – Firefighters from Harper and Anthony swiftly extinguished a house fire Saturday evening. At about 6 p.m., a fire was reported at the home of Lindy and Leona Lechner at the north end of Harper, according to Harper Fire Chief Ken Leu. The fire began above a fireplace, where a fire was burning. It spread up the wall into the ceiling and roof of the large family room. “The rest of the house was fine,” Leu said. However, the Lechners could not stay in the house Saturday night because the electricity and gas had been shut off in order to fight the fire. “It was one of those smoky, tough fires to fight, but we had it out in 15 minutes,” Leu said. “Only half the family room was de-

stroyed.” Leu said the city of Harper has a mutual aid agreement with Anthony, and both towns help each other when a fire breaks out. About 14 firefighters responded to the blaze.

Worn out shoes for new places to play The Hutchinson Recreation Commission is teaming up with Nike Reuse-A-Shoe for a shoe drive. The public is asked to

bring as many worn out shoes as possible to 17 E. First Ave. or 400 E. Ave. E from now until Aug. 18, and toss them in the bins instead of in the trash so NikeReuse-A-Shoe can recycle them into new places to play – like playgrounds, running tracks, football fields, basketball courts and more. Donations should be athletic shoes only. Any brand is OK, but no damp or muddy shoes, no metal cleats, dress shoes, sandals or flip-flops. – From staff reports

she said. “But we still go to other people for help because we don’t believe what people say.” A third girl who uploaded one of the pretty/ugly videos in September attempts a few model poses in childlike pedal pushers and a long, multicolored T-shirt after posing the question. She takes down her ponytail and brushes her hair as she stares into the camera. “If you guys are wondering, I am 11,” she offers. Her video has been viewed more than 6,000 times. “COMMUNICATE WITH YOUR PARENTS AND CLEAN YOUR ROOM!!! BUT TAKE THIS TERRIBLE VIDEO DOWN YOU ARE A CHILD AND SHOULD NOT HAVE THIS KIND OF ACCESS TO THE INTERNET,” one commenter screams. None of the three girls responded to private messages on YouTube seeking comment from The Associated Press. Gibson told ABC she

was considering revoking her daughter’s YouTube privileges, but stopped short of demanding that Faye take down the video. “Hopefully it will open up the eyes of the parents,” Gibson said. “The kids aren’t letting their parents know what’s wrong, just like Faye didn’t let me know.” YouTube would not comment directly about the “Am I Pretty?” controversy, but it issued a statement advising parents to visit the site’s safety center for tips on how to protect their kids online. The site’s posting policy prohibits videos and comments “containing harassment, threats or hate speech” and encourages users to flag such material for review, the statement said. Emilie Zaslow, a media

studies professor at Pace University in New York, said today’s online world for young people is only just beginning to be understood by researchers. When the Internet is your diary and your audience is global, she said, “The public posting of questions such as “Am I ugly?” which might previously have been personal makes sense within this shift in culture.” Add to that the unattainable pressures of the beauty industry, a dose of reality TV, where ordinary people can be famous, and superstars who are discovered via viral video on YouTube, she said. “These videos could be read as a new form of selfmutilation in line with cutting and eating disorders,” Zaslow said.

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Losses mount from scams targeting older Americans BY DAVID CRARY AP National Writer

NEW YORK – Boomers beware: Scams, frauds and other financial exploitation schemes targeting older Americans are a growing multibillion-dollar industry enriching the schemers, anguishing the victims and vexing law enforcement officials who find these crimes among the hardest to investigate and prosecute. “The true con artists, who are in the business of making money off older folks through devious means, are very good at what they do,” said Sally Hurme, a consumer fraud specialist with AARP. “They cover their tracks, they use persuasive psychological means to spin their tales.” Elder financial abuse encompasses a wide range of tactics, some perpetrated by relatives or trusted advisers, some by strangers via telemarketing and Internetbased scams. Researchers say only a fraction of the abuse gets reported to the authorities, often because victims are too befuddled or embarrassed to speak up. Even with the reported cases, data is elusive because most federal crime statistics don’t include breakdowns of victims’ ages. Nonetheless, there’s ample research to convey the scope of this scourge. A federally funded study conducted for the National Institute of Justice in 2009 concluded that 5 percent of Americans 60 and older had been the victim of recent financial exploitation by a family member, while 6.5 percent were the target of a nonfamily member. The study, led by psychologist Ron Acierno of the Medical University of South Carolina, was based on input from 5,777 older adults. A report last year by insurer MetLife Inc. estimated the annual loss by victims of elder financial abuse at $2.9 billion, compared with $2.6 billion in 2008. “Elder financial abuse is an intolerable crime resulting in losses of human rights and dignity,” MetLife said. “Yet it remains underreported, underrecognized and underprosecuted.” Older Americans are by no means the only target of schemers and scammers, but experts say they have distinctive characteristics that often make them a tempting prey. Some have disabilities that leave them dependent on others for help; others are unsophisticated about certain financial matters or potential pitfalls on the Internet. Many are relatively isolated and susceptible to overtures from seemingly friendly strangers. “That’s why telemarketing scams are so successful,” said Karen Turner, head of a newly formed elder fraud unit in the Brooklyn District Attorney’s Office in New York City. “They’re delighted to have someone to talk with – they almost welcome the calls.” Coupled with these factors, most older Americans, even in these troubled economic times, have tangible assets in the form of homeownership, pensions and Social Security income that scammers seek to exploit. Another factor is the older generation’s patriotism and respect for authority, according to Sid Kirchheimer, who

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Entertainer Mickey Rooney testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington about elder abuse before the Senate Aging Committee on March 2, 2011. Rooney is suing his stepson and others on allegations that they tricked him into thinking he was on the brink of poverty while defrauding him out of millions and bullying him into continuing to work. The case is pending in Los Angeles Superior Court. writes a weekly “Scam Alert” column for the AARP Bulletin. “A lot of the scammers pretend to be with the government – they say they’re calling from the Social Security Administration or the IRS,” Kirchheimer said. “People 65 and over, they often fall for that.” There are many scam scenarios, some of them new twists on old ploys. Among the current variations: ● The Grandparent Scam: Impostors, often calling from abroad, pose as a grandchild in need of cash to cope with some sort of emergency, perhaps an arrest or an accident. The grandparent is asked to send money and urged not to tell anyone else about the transfer. Police in Bangor, Maine, said a man in his 70s was bilked out of $7,000 in January by a con artist pretending to be his grandson who called to say he needed money to get out of jail in Spain. In another version, scammers pose as soldiers who’ve been serving in Afghanistan, and call grandparents claiming to need money as part of their homecoming. ● The Lottery Scam: Scammers inform their target that they have won a lottery or sweepstakes and need to make a payment to obtain the supposed prize. The targets may be sent a fake prizemoney check they can deposit in their bank account. Before that check bounces, the criminals will collect money for supposed fees or taxes on the prize. Police in Holden, Mass., say an 80-year-old woman recently was bilked out of $400,000 over the course of a year in her efforts to claim bogus prize money. In Los Angeles, authorities said last year that an 87-year-old widower fell for a lottery scam masterminded in Quebec, and mailed $160,000 in checks that he’d been told was for taxes on his purported $3.3 million in winnings. Many recent lottery scam calls have come from Jamaica, to the point where its area code (876) is now cited as by anti-scam experts as a warning sign. Other Caribbean area codes also have been implicated. ● The Toilet Paper Scam: Fraudsters often try to convince gullible targets into paying exorbitant sums for unneeded products and services, as exemplified by a scam uncovered in South Florida last year. According to U.S. investigators, salespeople claiming

their company was affiliated with federal agencies told their elderly victims they needed special toilet paper to comply with new regulations and avoid ruining their septic tanks. In all, prosecutors said the company scammed about $1 million from victims from across the country, including some who bought more than 70 years’ worth of toilet paper. Three suspects in that case, all from Florida’s Palm Beach County, pleaded guilty to wire fraud. But officials say arrests are the exception, not the rule, especially in telemarketing and Internet scams where there’s no paper trail, no face-to-face interaction and the perpetrators are often operating from abroad. “It’s very hard for us to investigate overseas – the likelihood of us finding them and extraditing them is slim,” said Turner, the Brooklyn prosecutor. Paul Greenwood, a deputy district attorney in San Diego who runs an elder abuse prosecution unit, says he’s been trying cajole local banks and credit unions to be more aggressive in protecting their elderly customers. One way is for those institutions to contact authorities if they detect suspicious withdrawal patterns. Greenwood says he’s often spoken by phone with overseas scammers, initially pretending to be a potential victim, then revealing who he is. “They’re not in the least affected. They just move on to the next call,” he said. “If they’re outside the U.S., they’re home free.” Nonetheless, Greenwood hopes his fellow prosecutors nationwide will become more aggressive in pursuing charges when they can catch a suspected scammer. “The cliche is that these are victims with poor memories or who are reluctant to testify,” Greenwood said. “We’ve found we can overcome that. Once you get them into court, the victims have such strong jury appeal that most of time the defense just pleads out.” Cases of financial elder abuse surface at all levels of U.S. society. For example, Anthony Marshall, the son of multimillionaire philanthropist Brooke Astor, was found guilty in 2009 of exploiting his mother’s dementia to help himself to millions of dollars. He’s free pending appeal. Mickey Rooney, the 91year-old actor, is suing his stepson and others on allega-

tions that they tricked him into thinking he was on the brink of poverty while defrauding him out of millions and bullying him into continuing to work. The case is pending in Los Angeles Superior Court. “I felt trapped, scared, used and frustrated,” Rooney told a special Senate committee considering abuse-prevention legislation last year. “But above all, when a man feels helpless, it’s terrible.” For elderly scam victims of modest means, the results can be catastrophic. “The abuse can leave a person devastated,” Turner said. “They’re not young to enough to grow a nest egg again – the nest egg is gone.” Even small-scale scams can have long-lasting impact. Now in her mid-80s, Eunice Langa of New York’s Duchess County still remembers a phone call some 20 years ago telling her she’d won a free cruise. Delighted at the chance to give her brother and his wife

the cruise as a gift, Langa agreed to mail off more than $100 in fees to claim the prize, only to learn later she was victim of a scam. “I just took them at their word,” she said. “There was no such thing and no way of tracking it.” Since then, Langa, who has a master’s degree and work

experience in broadcasting, teaching and public relations, has updated herself on potential exploitation and how to avoid it. Among other programs, she participated in two workshops developed by the National Council on Aging to help older adults learn how to budget their money.

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Chester D. Roberts Chester D. Roberts, 82, died March 1, 2012, at his home in Hutchinson. He was born May 4, 1929, in Hutchinson, the son of Chester W. and Clementine Johnson Roberts. He was a ROBERTS graduate of Hutchinson High School. He was a Pressman for The Hutchinson News for 45 years. He was a member of the D.G. Lett Lodge #30 and Graphic Communication Union #275-C, where he served as secretary/treasurer for 26 years. He was a member of the Second Missionary Baptist Church, Hutchinson, where he served as Deacon and treasurer. He served in the United States Army during the Korean Conflict. He married Dorothy J. Ingram Sept. 8, 1956, in Hutchinson. She died Dec. 3, 1998. He was well respected in the community and a mentor to many. Survivors include: a son, Chester Alan Roberts of Hutchinson; three daughters, Linda F. Carter and husband Kent of Oklahoma City, Okla., Cheryl D. Williams and husband Thomas of Hutchinson, and Kathy Jo Roberts of Hutchinson; two sisters, Mercedes E. Robinson and husband Robert and Jessie L. McCurtis, both of Hutchinson; a sister-in-law, Toshiko Roberts of Hutchinson; a companion, Eddie Mae Robinson of Hutchinson; six grandchildren, Talesha and Katrina Brasfield, Alyssa Roberts, Jazmine and Janae Roberts, and Kellen Carter; three great-grandchildren, Aanycia, Taniyah, and baby boy, Brasfield. He was preceded in death by his parents; a daughter, Delois J. Roberts; a brother, Paul L. Roberts; and a sister, Mary Jane Owens. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at Penwell-Gabel Funeral Home and Crematory, Hutchinson. Burial will follow at Fairlawn Burial Park, Hutchinson. Visitation will be held from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday, with the family present from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday evening, all at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the Second Missionary Baptist Church or the American Cancer Society, both in care of the funeral home. To leave a message for the family, visit

Gerald L. Cullop STERLING – Gerald L. Cullop, 78, died March 3, 2012, at his residence in Sterling. He was born April 11, 1933, in Manchester, Okla., the son of Bert McKinley and Josephine Rachel Young Cullop. A Sterling resident since 1961, formerly of Moline, Kan., he graduated from Anthony High School, Southwestern College, Winfield with a Bachelor’s Degree and Western State of Gunnison, Colo. with a Master’s Degree in Education. He was an English teacher and coach in Moline and Sterling, retiring in 1993. He was a U.S. Marine Corp veteran, serving during the Korean War. He married Carolyn Grace Fulton May 28, 1956, in Twenty Nine Palms, Calif. Survivors include: his wife, Carolyn of the home; son, Jerry and Kelly Cullop of Sterling; daughter, Sally Peterson of Manhattan; three sisters, Maxine Robertson of Oxford, Kan., Florence McKee of Talala, Okla., Virginia Bradley of Anthony, Kan.; five grandchildren, Kelsey Peterson, Maret (Clayton) Schrader, Janna (Matt) Splitter, Jacey Cullop, Jared Cullop; and his first great-grandchild due in June. He was preceded in death by his parents and brother, Ernest Cullop. Funeral service will be 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 6, 2012, at United Methodist Church, Sterling, with Reverend Marvin Ewertt officiating. Burial in Sterling Community Cemetery, with Military Honors conducted by the U.S. Marine Corp. Visitation 2 to 7 p.m. Monday, March 5, 2012, at Birzer Funeral Home, Sterling, with family present from 5 to 7 p.m. Memorials to Veteran’s Memorial Project for Sterling Lake, in care of the funeral home.

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Connie Schneweis GREAT BEND – Connie Schneweis, 64, died March 2, 2012, at her Great Bend, Kan., residence. She was born Aug. 17, 1947, at Great Bend, Kan., to Albert Anton and Sarah Josephine SCHNEWEIS (Smith) Maes. She married Larry L. Schneweis June 14, 1969, at Holy Name Catholic Church, Bushton, Kan. He survives. Mrs. Schneweis was a Great Bend, Kan., resident since 1969, coming from rural Bushton, Kan. She was the vocal music and band instructor for Holy Family School, and the director of the bell choir and an organist at St. Patrick Catholic Church, all of Great Bend. She was also the director of Kindermusik and a private piano instructor. Mrs. Schneweis was a member of the Prince of Peace Parish at St. Patrick Catholic Church, Altar Society, Kansas Music Educators Association, National Pastoral Musicians Association, Central Kansas Piano Teachers League, Kansas Music Teachers Association State Board Auditions Chairman, Kindermusik Association, and the National Catholic Teachers Association. In addition to her professional achievements, she had a great passion for her music ministry, continual work with the Catholic Church, and shaping young lives with the influence of God through music. She was a wonderful wife and mother; family was always her first priority, right behind her commitment to God. Connie enjoyed traveling, going to her class reunions, and attending all grandchildren’s activities. She was always on the go, and impacted all who crossed her path with the Light of Christ. She leaves us with her famous words, “Upward and Onward.” Our farewell message to her; well-done, good and faithful servant! We will be patiently waiting to see you once again. Survivors include: her husband, Larry L. Schneweis of the home; a son, Troy Schneweis and his wife Melissa of Topeka, Kan.; a daughter, Denise Wilkens of Great Bend; two sisters, Nancy Maes-Simonetti of Hutchinson and Luann Bird and her husband Roy of Topeka; two granddaughters, Madison Schneweis and Ryen Wilkens. Altar Society Rosary will be at 4 p.m. Sunday, March 4, 2012, at Bryant Funeral Home. Vigil Service will be held at 7 p.m. Sunday, March 4, 2012, at St. Patrick Catholic Church. Mass of Christian Burial will be at 2 p.m. Monday, March 5, 2012, at St. Patrick Catholic Church in Great Bend. Father Warren Stecklein will be celebrant. Interment will be at the Great Bend Cemetery in Great Bend. Visitation Sunday, March 4, 2012, will be from 1 to 5 p.m. at Bryant Funeral Home, and 6 to 9 p.m. at the church. Visitation Monday will be 9 a.m. to noon at the funeral home. Memorials are suggested to the Holy Family School Music Department or Holy Family School Endowment Fund or Prince of Peace Parish or CKMC Foundation to benefit the Heartland Cancer Center, in care of Bryant Funeral Home. Condolences may be sent and notice viewed at

Jean Bishop Joseph POTWIN – Jean Bishop Joseph, 91, passed away March 2, 2012. She was born Aug. 20, 1920, the only child of Frank and Jessie Neiman Bishop. She married Charles B. Joseph July 24, 1942. He preceded her in death. Survivors include: sons, Alan (Diane) of Wichita, Fredric of Potwin and Robert (Terry) of Estes Park, Colo.; seven grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. Celebration of Life 11 a.m. Saturday, March 10, 2012, at Federated Church, Whitewater. Memorials to Federated Church or Wheat State Manor in care of Lamb Funeral Home, Whitewater.

Darrell O. Barr

Truman D. Hoover

LAURIE, Mo. – Darrell O. Barr, 73, of Laurie, Mo., passed away Thursday, March 1, 2012, at the Laurie Care Center. He was born Jan. 16, 1939, in Dodge City, Kan., the son of the late Herbert G. and Ethel Mae Leniger Barr. He graduated from Dodge City High School. On Dec. 9, 1984, in Great Bend, Kan., he was united in marriage to Joanne Watkins, who survives of the home. Darrell’s profession was a baker, and was well known for his pies at Ozark Bar B Que. He was an avid bowler, liked pitching horseshoes, playing poker, and fishing and hunting. Darrell was a member of the St. George Episcopal Church in Camdenton, Missouri and the Osage Community Elks Lodge #2705 in Laurie, Mo. In addition to his wife, Joanne, he is survived by his sons, Jeff Watkins of Wichita, Kan. and Darrell Savage of Macks Creek, Mo.; his daughters, Brenda Muncy of Raymore, Mo., Paula Wyant of McKinleyville, Calif., Debbie Nelson of Salina, Kan., and Terri Gilbert of Ardmore, Okla.; nine grandchildren, Dillon Wyant, Kasey Hadlock, Madison Muncy, Grant Watkins, Annelise Watkins, Larry Carter, Jermey Carter, Candy Dunnaway, and Tyler; a great-grandson, Dominick Hadlock; his brothers, Dale Barr of Hutchison, Kan., Donald Barr of Liberal, Kan., Gary Barr of Hoisington, Kan., and Bob Barr of Hutchison, Kan.; his sister, Wanda Larson of Ephrate, Wash.; and many other relatives and friends. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 10, 2012, at the Osage Community Elks Lodge #2705 in Laurie, with a celebration of life to follow at noon. Memorial contributions are suggested to the Elks Lodge Christmas Basket Fund, the American Lung Association specifically for Pulmonary Fibrosis Research, or to the American Cancer Society. Expressions of sympathy may be left online at Cremation arrangements are under the direction and care of the Kidwell-Garber Laurie/Sunrise Beach Chapel.

MEDICINE LODGE – Truman D. Hoover, 77, died March 3, 2012. He was born Aug. 14, 1934, son of Herbert Hoover and Tessie (Roger) Hoover. He married Arlene West July 15, 1955. She survives with son, Russell “Rusty”; daughters, Jo Wedman, Tammy Cook, and Sherry Barnes; brothers, Dale, Rex, Roy and Ray; sister, Alice; and many grandchildren. Visitation 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday with family present 6 to 8 p.m. at Larrison Funeral Home, Medicine Lodge. Funeral 11 a.m. Tuesday at the First Christian Church, Medicine Lodge. Condolences may be left at

Dustin W. Buess GREAT BEND – Dustin W. “Bubba” Buess, 22, died March 2, 2012. He was born May 24, 1989, son of Rodney Wayne Buess and Stephanie Marie Morrison. Survivors: father, Rodney; mother, Stephanie Marie Scheuerman; daughter, Heidi Jording; sisters, Destiny Buess and Anjelica Akins; brothers, Derrick and Andrew; paternal grandfather, Richard Buess; paternal grandmother, Cora Jennings; and maternal grandparents, Dennis and Josie Morrison. Funeral 11 a.m. Tuesday at Bryant Funeral Home, Great Bend. Visitation 1 to 9 p.m. Monday with family present 6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.

Sharon H. Buller NEWTON – Sharon H. Buller, 76, died Feb. 20, 2012. She was born July 30, 1935, to Arnold G. and Glendora Eicker Henson. She married James F. Kramer Sr. Sept. 1, 1956. They later divorced. She married Elmer R. Buller Dec. 14, 1985. He survives with son, James Jr.; daughter, Karen McKy; stepdaughter, Diana Carmichael; stepson, Glen; and many grandchildren. Visitation 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday with family present 2 to 4 p.m. at Petersen Funeral Home, Newton. Memorial service 2 p.m. Monday at First Presbyterian Church, Wichita. Memorials to The Breast Cancer Society, 6859 E. Rembrandt Ave., Ste. 128, Mesa, AZ 85212.

Michael O. Thompson Michael O. Thompson, 59, died Friday, March 2, 2012, at his home. Funeral arrangements are pending and will be announced at a later date by Old Mission-Heritage Funeral Home, Hutchinson.

Robin L. Perry Robin Lynn Perry, 41, went to be with our Lord on Thursday morning, March 1, 2012. She was born in Tucson, Ariz., daughter of Arvilla Hueston and the late Robert Perry. Robin is survived by her husband, Brian, and three children, Caitlynne, Chelsea and Codey Bell. She is also survived by 12 siblings and many nieces and nephews. Graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday in Eastside Cemetery, Hutchinson. Visitation will be 1 to 8 p.m. Monday at Old MissionHeritage Funeral Home, Hutchinson. In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting that donations be made to the Robin Perry Memorial, in care of the funeral home. Old Mission-Heritage Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Esther M. Prieb HILLSBORO – Esther M. Prieb, 89, died March 1, 2012. She was born Jan. 11, 1923, daughter of Ben and Martha Dyck Eitzen. She was a homemaker. She married Jona Prieb Oct. 28, 1943. He survives with sons, Richard, Steve and Keith; daughter, Joyce Ashley; sister, Gladys Alley; eight grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. Funeral 11:30 a.m. Saturday at Hillsboro Mennonite Brethren Church. Visitation 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday at Jost Fu-

neral Home, Hillsboro. Memorials to Hillsboro M.B. Church Building Fund, in care of the funeral home.

Bernice M. McDowell HILLSBORO – Bernice M. McDowell, 87, died March 3, 2012. She was born July 4, 1924, daughter of Frank and Agnes Hajek Steiner. She married Charles W. McDowell. He died in 1987. Survivors include: daughters, Tootsie Schmidt and Shirley Lewis; sisters, Hanky Thomas and Alice Fruits; 10 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. Rosary 10 a.m. and Funeral Mass 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Holy Redeemer Catholic Church, Tampa, Kan. Visitation 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at Jost Funeral Home, Hillsboro. Memorials to Father Kapaun Building Fund.

James Howard SCOTT CITY – James Howard, 73, died March 1, 2012. He was born Aug. 15, 1938, son of Otis and Juanita Hall Howard. He married Dianna Dean Feb. 17, 1995. She survives with son, Doug; daughter, Sondra Headrick; brother, Bob; stepsons, John, Aaron and Jason Kropp; stepdaughter, Brandi Powers; and 17 grandchildren. Graveside service 1 p.m. Monday at Scott County Cemetery in Scott City. Visitation 1 to 8 p.m. Sunday and 9 a.m. to noon Monday at Price and Sons Funeral Home, Scott City. Memorials to Jim Howard Memorial Fund, in care of the funeral home.

Teresa L. Alkire HOISINGTON – Teresa L. Alkire, 61, died March 2, 2012. She was born Jan. 22, 1951, daughter of Leland and LaVina (DeWalt) Redding. Survivors: daughter, Dawn Alkire; sisters, Pat Patzner and husband Joseph, and Bonnie Pierson and husband Richard; grandchildren, Dustin and Crystal Alkire and Tiffany and Derek Pitzer. Memorial service 1 p.m. Monday at Nicholson-Ricke Funeral Home. No public visitation as cremation has taken place. Inurnment will be held at a later date at Hoisington Cemetery. Services are in care of Nicholson-Ricke Funeral Home, Hoisington.

Juanita Georga Martinez NEWTON – Juanita Georga Martinez, 69, died Oct. 23, 2009. She was born March 8, 1940, daughter of Frank and Bertha Martinez. Survivors include: sons, Albert Sr. and Robert Soliz Jr.; daughters, Carmen Soliz and Adelina Martinez; life partner, Robert Soliz Sr.; five grandsons; six granddaughters; seven great-grandsons; two great-granddaughters; with an another great grandchild on the way; brother, Nick; sister, Narcisa Martinez; and many nieces and nephews. Graveside memorial service 10 a.m. Thursday at St. Mary’s Cemetery in Newton.

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ORDINARY LIVES DIRECTORY RENO COUNTY Gregory Mitchell Hutchinson Ruth Nafzinger Hutchinson Robin Perry Hutchinson Chester Roberts Hutchinson Iris Seyb Hutchinson Michael Thompson Hutchinson Christopher Thrash Hutchinson

AROUND THE STATE Adaline Abrahams Newton Teresa Alkire Hoisington Dean Anthony Pratt Thomas Bogart Pratt Vesta Brant Dodge City Dustin Buess Great Bend Sharon Buller Newton Gerald Cullop Sterling Lois Harbach Scott City Dorothy Hess McPherson Truman Hoover Medicine Lodge James Howard Scott City Jean Joseph Potwin Juanita Martinez Newton Bernice McDowell Hillsboro Pauline McManaman Pratt William Murphey Cunningham Esther Prieb Hillsboro Lois Roth Newton Connie Schneweis Great Bend Frank Thomas Dodge City Brenda Traffas Wichita

OUT OF STATE Darrell Barr Laurie, Mo.


Dean E. Anthony

Brenda K. Traffas

Christopher Scott Thrash

PRATT – Dean Estel Anthony, died March 2, 2012, at Hospice House in Pratt. He was born June 18, 1924, south of Zenda, KS, to Lawrence and Audrey Anthony. He was the oldest of three children, Earl ANTHONY (Norma) Anthony and Lois Watts (deceased). At the time of his death, he attended the Pratt Church of Christ. He volunteered to serve his country in World War II, in the U.S. Army Air Corps. He served as a Glider Pilot and as a pilot of pursuit planes. Following the end of the war, he served in the Graves Registration Detail before returning home as a 1st Lt. Dean married his hometown sweetheart, Velma Leader in 1946. To this union was born four children: Patricia Horton (Vernon) deceased, Steven Anthony of Pretty Prairie, Gayl Lee of Great Bend, and Wade Anthony (Debbie) of Pratt. To this family were added 13 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren. Dean and Velma farmed northwest of Attica for several years, then moved to Attica and built the motel there. Dean started into the trucking and grain merchandising business. The couple moved to the Pratt area in the 1970s and continued in the trucking and trailer manufacturing business until retiring to their farm northwest of Pratt. He was always faithful to his Church and will be missed by many family and friends. Cremation has taken place through Heartland Mortuary in Preston. Memorial service will be held on Wednesday March 7, 2012, at 11:00 a.m. at the Pratt Church of Christ. The Reverend Steve Triplett and John Hamm will officiate. A private family interment will take place at the Attica Cemetery. Contributions may be made to South Wind Hospice or Prairie Sunset Resthome’s New Addition Fund.

WICHITA – Brenda K. Traffas, 57, Encompas Commercial Furniture Manager, passed away in her sleep at her home Saturday, March 3, 2012. Mass of Christian Burial, 10 a.m. Wednesday, March 7, 2012, TRAFFAS and Rosary 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 6, 2012, both at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church, 861 N. Socora, Wichita. Private Family Interment Service, Alva Cemetery, March 7, 2012, Alva, Okla. Brenda was preceded in death by her father, Powell G. (Red) McGuire; father and mother-in-law, Francis and Betty Traffas; stepson, Dusty Traffas; and Mattie and Jessie Traffas (our departed “girls”). She is survived by husband, Charlie Traffas and Trixie, Millie and Libbie Traffas (our “girls”) of Wichita; mother, Oringa McGuire of Alva, Okla.; stepsons, Mike Traffas and Dan Traffas (Allie) of Wichita; stepdaughter, Genae (Brett) Hathaway of Wichita; brothers, Nick McGuire of Attica, Kan. and Pat McGuire (Kathy) of Woodward, Okla.; nieces, Keri Pannell (Billy), Jordyn and Matthew of Alva, Okla., Ericka Beaty (Kris) and Lakin of Woodward, Okla.; nephew, Ryan McGuire of Woodward, Okla.; brothers-in-law, Tim Traffas (Pat) of Sharon, Kan. and Rory Traffas (Jacque) of Medicine Lodge; sisters-inlaw, Gloria Bayer (Norman) of Wichita, Kathy Dohm (John) of Sharon, Kan., and Mary Ryan (Ron) of Lincoln, Neb.; and many cousins, aunts, uncles, extended family, business associates, friends and loved ones. Brenda was a big laugher and a lover of God, her Catholic faith, her husband, family, friends, business associates, and the “girls.” She was a member of St. Francis of Assisi parish, and was always honored to lead the Rosary before Mass. She was a member of Rolling Hills Country Club. She thoroughly enjoyed playing golf and all sports, and a fan of all, but in particular the Kansas City Chiefs and each of KU, K State and WSU. She loved gettogethers for dinner with friends at many of Wichita’s dining establishments. In lieu of flowers memorials have been established with The Alzheimer’s Association, 347 S. Laura, Wichita, KS 67211, or the Murfin Humane Society, 3113 N. Hillside, Wichita, KS 67219. Downing and Lahey Mortuary, West Chapel. Tributes may be sent to the family via

Christopher Scott Thrash, 35, passed from this life on March 2, 2012, at Hutchinson Regional Medical Center, Hutchinson. He was born May 11, 1976, in Goessel, the son of Scott and Carol Sue LinTHRASH damood Thrash. He was an avid skateboarder and traveler, and was a dedicated father. He enjoyed bluegrass and reggae music and played the guitar. He was a beloved father, son, brother, grandson, and friend. Survivors include: his daughter, Amalia Iry Thrash of the home; his parents, Scott and Carol Thrash of Hutchinson; a brother, Jeremy Thrash of Hutchinson; paternal grandparents, Ralph and Joan Thrash of Hutchinson; maternal grandmother, Peggy Baker of Council Grove; maternal grandfather, Howard Lindamood of Boswell, Okla.; his greyhound, Sheeva; and several aunts, uncles, and cousins. He was preceded in death by an uncle, Tracy Thrash and uncle, John Lindamood. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Penwell-Gabel Funeral Home and Crematory, Hutchinson. Burial will follow at Penwell-Gabel Cemetery and Mausoleum, Hutchinson. Visitation will be held from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday, with the family present from 6 to 8 p.m. that evening, all at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the Amalia Thrash Education Fund, in care of the funeral home. To leave a message for the family, visit

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SCOTT CITY – Lois Evagene Harbach, 85, passed away Friday, March 2, 2012, at her daughter’s home in Scott City. Funeral arrangements are pending and will be announced at a later date by Price and Sons Funeral Home, Scott City.

Ruth RoseMarie Nafzinger, 81, died March 2, 2012, at her home. She was born May 10, 1930, in Knoxville, Tenn., to Wiley Ferguson and Lona Viola (Strange) Nelson. NAFINGER A member of Zion Lutheran Church, she was a homemaker. On Feb. 1, 1948, she married J.R. Nafzinger at Zion Lutheran Church, Hutchinson. He survives. Other survivors include: son, David Nafzinger and wife Pam of Hutchinson; two daughters, Jackie Burdick and husband Dave of Wichita and Debi Swett-Esslinger and husband Galen of Wichita; two sisters, Alene Overton of Dandridge, Tenn. and Wanda Snell of Lansing, Mich.; six grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; three sisters; and a brother. Funeral service will be 1 p.m. Tuesday, March 6, 2012, at Elliott Mortuary Chapel, with Reverend Henry J. Hartman officiating. Burial will be in Fairlawn Burial Park, Hutchinson. Friends may call from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday at Elliott Mortuary, Hutchinson. Memorials may be made to Zion Lutheran Church, in care of the mortuary. Please visit to leave a condolence for Ruth’s family.

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NEWTON – Lois M. Roth, 84, died Saturday, March 3, 2012, at the Newton Medical Center. Funeral arrangements are pending and will be announced at a later date by Broadway Colonial Funeral Home, Newton.

Iris I. Seyb, 87, died Saturday, March 3, 2012, at Cumbernauld Retirement Community, Winfield. Funeral arrangements are pending and will be announced at a later date by Elliott Mortuary and Crematory, Hutchinson.

Dorothy E. Hess McPHERSON – Dorothy E. Hess, 86, died March 2, 2012. She was born July 9, 1925, daughter of Fred and Charlotte (Vogel) Fritzler. She married Keith N. Hess Aug. 20, 1942. He died May 16, 2004. Survivors include: sons, Robert and Kelly; daughters, Barb Losik and Sherry Siemens; eight grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Funeral 2 p.m. Tuesday at New Hope Evangelical Church. Visitation 3 to 7 p.m. Monday with family present 5 to 7 p.m. at Stockham Family Funeral Home, McPherson. Memorials to Central Prairie Honor Flights or Save N Share, in care of the funeral home.

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Frank M. Thomas DODGE CITY – Frank M. Thomas, 76, died March 2, 2012, at his home. He was born Nov. 5, 1935, son of Albert R. and Edna A. (House) Thomas. He married Marlene Fontenelle June 29, 1968. She survives with sons, Ben Thomas and Steven THOMAS Fontenelle; grandchildren, Adam, Abby, Kristie, Danielle, Matthew, and Andi; nephews, Mark and Don Thomas; and niece, Pat Abercrombe. Memorial service 2 p.m. Tuesday at Swaim Funeral Home, Dodge City. No public visitation as cremation has taken place. Memorials to Hospice of the Prairie in care of the funeral home.

Thomas L. Bogart PRATT – Thomas L. “Tommy” Bogart, 80, died Feb. 29, 2012. He was born May 26, 1931, son of Joseph and Pearl Blubaugh Bogart. He attended the First United Methodist Church and was a U.S. Army veteran. He married Marilyn K. Martin July 4, 1958. She survives with son, Marty; daughters, Lorie DeVaney, Kim Pierron, Dee Dee Eastes, and Jamie Fiechtl; 14 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. Visitation 1 to 8 p.m. today and Celebration of Life 10:30 a.m. Monday at Larrison Mortuary, Pratt. Memorials to Pratt Historical Museum or Paralyzed Veterans of America.

Vesta Palmer Brant DODGE CITY – Vesta Palmer Brant, 99, died March 2, 2012. She was born Aug. 31, 1912, to Otto M. and Bessie E. Brashear. She married Floyd T. Palmer Dec. 8, 1933. He died Feb. 21, 1971. She married Flavius Brant Aug. 10, 1988. He died March 23, 1992. Survivors: son, Jerry Palmer; daughter, Phyllis S. Battles; nine grandchildren and many great-grandchildren. Funeral 2 p.m. Wednesday at Swaim Funeral Home, Dodge City. Visitation noon to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Memorials to Presbyterian Manor of the Plains or First Christian Church.

Pauline McManaman PRATT – Pauline McManaman, 83, died Saturday, March 3, 2012, at South Wind Hospice, Pratt. Funeral arrangements are pending and will be announced at a later date by Larrison Mortuary, Pratt.

Mortician proud of family, work BY KATHY HANKS The Hutchinson News

Dale VanCampen often found himself in the thick of life’s joys and sorrows. For many years, dressed in a red suit, he rode in the fire truck in Haven’s VANCAMPEN Christmas parade, delighting children as Santa’s helper. But his true gift was revealed as he gently worked with the bereaved. VanCampen, 72, who died of heart attack, was remembered by his daughter as a man who took great pride in his work as a mortician. “He was so awesome with his work,” said his daughter, Penny Felt. “His reconstructive abilities were phenomenal. He would redo something if he didn’t think he had it right. That was dad, he wanted it right.” Mowing lawns as a young boy in Haven, he was encouraged by the local mortician to go into the business. He began helping at the mortuary when there was a funeral. The experience offered insight into the business, which eventually led him to mortuary school in Dallas.

William C. Murphey CUNNINGHAM – William Clyde Murphey, 70, died Feb. 28, 2012. He was born May 29, 1941, son of Lloyd and Marguerite Bivens Murphey. A lifetime resident of Cunningham, he was a farmer/stockman and he loved hunting and the outdoors. He was a U.S. veteran, serving in the Marine Corps. Survivors include: daughters, Dana Murphey and Heather Murphey; brother, Ronald; and grandchildren, Ian and Marlow MurpheyHosler. Funeral 3 p.m. today at Larrison Mortuary, Pratt. Memorials to Alzheimer’s Association or Pratt Area Human Society, in care of the mortuary.

Adaline R. Abrahams NEWTON – Adaline R. Abrahams, 96, died Saturday, March 3, 2012, at the Kansas Christian Home, Newton. Funeral arrangements are pending and will be announced at a later date by Broadway Colonial Funeral Home, Newton.

While in Dallas he met his wife, Peggy. They were married on Sept.2, 1961. She survives along with Felt, daughter Jo Dee Schultz, Haven; six grandchildren and a great-grandson. After graduating from mortuary school, he returned to Kansas with his bride. He managed Resthaven Mortuary in Wichita for 18 years and was the owner and operator of VanCampen Funeral Home in Haven for 22 years. “Dad took great pride in his work and caring for families,” Felt said. He taught his family to respect all people, because everyone was human. “He cared so much for all of us,” Felt said. VanCampen was an Eagle Scout, and very proud the day he pinned the Eagle pin on his oldest grandson, Christopher Campbell. “Dad was beaming,” Felt said. “He passed his Eagle Scout ring on to Chris.” With his daughter, he shared a passion for University of Kansas basketball. The two would spend hours analyzing the latest game. He also volunteered with the Sedgwick County Sheriff ’s Reserve. That was something he did in his free time, retiring as a lieutenant colonel. “He influenced a lot of people in a good way,” Felt said.

Gregory J. Mitchell Gregory Joe Mitchell, 54, went home to meet the Lord on Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2012. He was born on Oct. 19, 1957, in Honolulu, Hawaii. Greg had a lot of compassion for his family. In 1978 he met his companion, Glenna Mitchell of Hutchinson. They have a daughter, Pamela Mitchell; two granddaughters, McCenzie and Kiara; a stepson, Chris Hartle (Amy); one grandson and five granddaughters, all of Hutchinson. Greg worked at Guthrie Trailers in Great Bend, Kansas, Collins Industries in South Hutchinson, and the last 12 years at Kansas Construction Industries, Hutchinson, as a welder and fabricator. He adored his grandchildren and loved watching them grow up! We will truly miss him very much but we know he’s with the Lord on the streets of Gold! Private services have been held. Old Mission-Heritage Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Hutchinson, is in charge of the arrangements.


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‘Laughter of children is the light of our home,’ is the Morrisett family theme for Lance and Jennifer Morrisett and their five children. Their children are first-born son Cullen Morrisett, 7, and four two-yearolds Emma Elizabeth, Kaden Zachary, Lane Dalston, and Bennett Grant who were born March 1, 2010.

Photos by Sandra J. Milburn

‘A typical scene in the house’ Jennifer says of the three boys crashing. From left are Lane, Kaden and Bennett.

Kansan helps with Chicago magazine Editor’s note: Each week, Hutchinson News reporters find pieces of news while working on producing daily news stories. These stories about the people and places that make up our communities will be printed in Ad Astra. Send your ideas to or call (620) 694-5700, ext. 331.

The Morrisett family is, from left, Lance holding Bennett and Emma, then big brother Cullen, then Jennifer holding Lane and Kaden.

Cullen takes flight off his father’s shoulders as Emma sits in his lap while Lane, right, takes off with his blanket.

Emma looks up as she plays with her siblings in their house in Haven on Wednesday.

Jennifer talks with Bennett, left, with Lane on her lap and Emma next to her as Kaden shows off his golfing skills in the living room.

Jennifer gives Lane a hug after his afternoon nap Wednesday.

Read more about the Morrisett family online at and see a slideshow of photographs at

High chairs line the kitchen wall in the Morrisett home. Just recently the Morrisetts have started eating their meals together instead of in shifts.

Growing up in rural Lane County, Layton Ehmke has watched the out-migration of youth to the bigger cities. In fact, he admits he’s one of them. Ehmke, who worked at Playboy magazine and recently was a ghostwriter on a celebrity’s book (he can’t reveal who), helped launch the first issue of The Chicagoan, a new arts and culture magazine that published in February. Ehmke is the Midwest editor. In the first issue, Ehmke wrote and took photos for a piece titled “Look Homeward, Kansan: A farm boy gives in to Chicago.” He writes about depopulation of the Plains and his brother, Tanner, returning home to the farm to become the fifth generation to cultivate the land. “Days before I moved to Chicago, I burned my neighbor’s house to the ground. I soaked the floor with red diesel, struck a match, and touched it to a pile of newspapers and catalogs piled kneehigh in the living room. As the fire grew, I stood back to watch it billow into the next county to the north. … There are more of them, too, these empty farmhouses and barns leaning to their ruin. They linger as monuments to a time before highly efficient machines and science revolutionized agriculture. These relics dot the middle of the country, reminding us that producing food doesn’t take the labor force it did back then. Back when places like Dighton, Kansas, had a pulse.” The original Chicagoan had a rocky nine-year run in the 1920s and ’30s. It eventually fizzled out in 1935 amid the Great Depression. There have been several attempts to launch the magazine, which is mirrored after the New Yorker. Layton Ehmke said he is using his farmJeep to help restock locations that have sold out. The magazine has a Twitter and Facebook account. More details are at – Amy Bickel New elevator volunteer There’s a new face helping people navigate through the Reno County Courthouse. Sherry Bosley is volunteering as an elevator operator on Fridays at the courthouse. She is a volunteer with the Retired Senior Volunteer Program at Hutchinson Community College. Bosley, 53, said she had a previous stint last spring as an elevator operator at the courthouse. It was working on Tuesdays, though. “Tuesdays were pretty boring,” Bosley said as she closed the gate on the courthouse elevator and took two Reno County prosecutors to the fifth floor. “I like Fridays.” Stephen Maxwell, senior assistant district attorney, said, “Yeah, Fridays are generally pretty …” “ … hoppin’,” Assistant District Attorney Cheryl Allen said with a smile. “And you can pick up your free popcorn on your way by,” Bosley said, referring to


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Courtney Albers / Josh Gooch

Courtney Albers and Josh Gooch announce their engagement. Parents of the couple are Randy and Barbara Albers, Colby, and Dwight and Ronda Gooch, Tribune. The couple plans to mar-

ry Aug. 11 in Colby. The bride-elect graduated from Colby High School and Fort Hays State University with a bachelor’s degree in medical diagnostic imaging. She is a radiologic technologist at Comcare Imaging Center in Salina. The bridegroom-elect graduated from Greeley County High School, Bethany College with a bachelor’s degree in secondary math education, and Wesleyan University with an MBA with an emphasis in sports management. He is a math teacher and coach at Salina Central High School.

Ashley Emmerich / Corey Coker

The engagement of Ashley Nichole Emmerich and Corey Paul Coker is announced by their parents, Kevin and

Rosemary Howard, Belton, Mo., Doran Howard, Olathe, and Steve and Kay Neill, Emporia, announce the engagement of their children, Cara Howard and

John and Patty Compton, Hutchinson, announce the engagement of their son, James Compton, to Lindsey Kuipers,

Harry and Kathy Walter of Wichita are proud to announce the engagement of their daughter Leah Trone Walter to Christopher John Maugans, the son of Dr. Robert and Marie Coleman of Hutchinson and the late

daughter of Larry and Dorris Kuipers, Grandville, Mich. The wedding is planned for April 14 in Holland, Mich. The bride-elect graduated from Grandville High School and Hope College, Holland. She is a labor and delivery nurse at Spectrum Health Hospital in Grand Rapids, Mich. The bridegroom-elect graduated from Hutchinson High School and the University of Kansas. He is a process engineer for Holly Frontier in El Dorado.

Benjamin and Heather Stoddart

Leah Walter / Christopher Maugans Michael Maugans. The wedding is planned for September in Wichita and the couple will reside in Syracuse, N.Y. The bride-elect graduated from the University of Kansas with a Master of Occupational Therapy degree and is employed at Upstate Medical University in Syracuse, N.Y. The bridegroom-elect received his Doctor of Medicine from the University of Kansas School of Medicine and is also employed at Upstate Medical University, while completing his residency of Orthopedic Surgery.

Brenda Emmerich, Hutchinson, and Darryl and Coleen Coker, Topeka. The wedding is planned for April 21 at Church of the Holy Cross in Hutchinson. The bride-elect graduated from Buhler High School and Kansas State University. She is Assistant Branch Manager at First National Bank, Hutchinson. The bridegroom-elect graduated from Hayden High School, Topeka, and K-State. He is an Engineer for Siemens in Hutchinson.

Tanya Trost and Gene Grodzinsky, Kansas City, announce the engagement of their daughter, Anna, to Daniel M. Kerr, son of David and Patty Kerr of Hutchin-

son. The wedding is planned for Sept. 15 in Kansas City. The bride-to-be graduated from Shawnee Mission High School and UMKC School of Medicine. She is a third year resident in Internal Medicine at UMKC. She will become Chief Resident this summer. The future groom is a graduate of Hutchinson High School and the University of Kansas. He is currently employed by the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago and will complete his MBA in June from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business.

Lindsey Kuipers / James Compton

Cara Howard / Doug Neill Doug Neill, Overland Park. Grandparents of the bridegroom-elect are Bill and Dorothy Baldauf, Haven. The couple plans to marry April 21 at the Vox Theater in Kansas City. The bride-elect holds a bachelor of arts in communication from Rockhurst University. She works in client services for Intouch Solutions of Overland Park. The bridegroom-elect holds a bachelor of science in education from the University of Kansas. He also works for Intouch Solutions of Overland Park.

Anna Grodzinsky / Daniel Kerr

Frank and Susan Durham, Sterling, and Charles and Theresa Stoddart, Trenton, Mich., would like to announce the marriage of Heather Durham to Ben-

jamin Stoddart on March 16, 2011, in Enterprise, Ala. After the wedding, the bridegroom served tours of duty in Iraq. Heather graduated from Sterling High School in 2004 and attends Columbia Southern University, studying Psychology. Benjamin graduated from Trenton High School in 2003, and is a Warrant Officer in the U.S. Army attending Flight School in Fort Rucker, Ala. The couple will be transferring to Fort Bragg, N.C., this summer.

Phil and Jane Zongker

Ken and Kathy Keen

Phil and Jane Zongker, South Hutchinson, will celebrate their 40th wedding anniversary with a future trip

to the state of Washington. Phil and the former Jane Yoder were married March 3, 1972, at Port Hueneme Navel Base Chapel in California. They are both employed at Mennonite Manor. He is in the transportation department and she is an LPN. Their children are Michael and Lillian Zongker, Haven, and Joshua Zongker, Hutchinson. They have three grandchildren. Cards may be sent to them at 8 Juanita, South Hutchinson, KS 67505.

Hilary Hancock / Austin Hillard

Randy and Christy Hillard of Wichita, along with Regis and Karen Hancock of Kent, Wash., announce the engagement of their children, Austin Hillard and Hilary Hancock. Austin is the grandson of Clarentine Tas-

set, Pratt, and the late Claud Tasset and Vernon and Reva Hillard. The wedding will be April 28 at St. Catherine of Siena Catholic Church in Wichita, followed by a reception at the Petroleum Club. The couple will reside in Wichita. Austin is a graduate of Maize High School and Oklahoma State University. He is an Associate Creative-Art Director at Sullivan, Higdon and Sink in Wichita. Hilary is a graduated of Maize High School and Mercyhurst College, Erie, Pa. She is an Assistant Front Desk Manager at the Hyatt Regency in Wichita.

Frank and Jodeen Udovich

Jodeen Kae Leaming and Frank Anthony Udovich were united in marriage Nov. 5, at the Kingsdown Presbyterian Church. Brother Jason Loggins of Turpin, Okla., performed the double ring ceremony. Parents of the bride are George and Jean Leaming of Bloom. The bride, escorted by her father, wore a gown of French taffeta and tulle featuring beaded lace which fell from the neckline to the ruched waist. Lace decorated the hem and semi-cathedral train. Jodeen carried a bouquet of white calla lilies with celluloid orange blossoms from her parents’ wedding in

1948. The maid-of-honor was Judi Branine, sister of the bride. Bridesmaid was Tina Branine-Bender, niece of the bride. Best man was Charlie Udovich, brother of the groom. Groomsman was Carl Cooper, friend of the groom. Geoff and Robin Branine, nephew (and wife), of the bride were guest book/program attendants. Ushers were David Leaming and Arlyn Leaming, brothers of the bride. Ring bearer was Braden Branine, flower girl Ashley Branine, great nephew and great niece of the bride. A cake and punch reception followed at the Civic Connection in Minneola. Dinner and dance took place in the evening at Casey’s Cowtown, Dodge City. The couple resides in Minneola. The bride is a graduate of Minneola High School, and is owner of Main Street Floral in Minneola. The groom grew up in El Paso, Texas, and is employed by Clark County.

WHO’S NEW Ken and Kathy Keen, Hutchinson, observed their 50th wedding anniversary with a family dinner on March 1, hosted by their children. Ken and the former Katie Waldron were married March 1, 1962, at Holy Cross Church in Hutchinson.

Their children and spouses are Cynthia and William Kreul, Richardson, Texas, Patricia Hedrick, Amy Keen, both of Hutchinson, and Pamela Keen, Pratt. Their grandchildren are Cody Kreul, Matthew Keen and Zachary Keen.

THANKS FOR EVERYTHING Thank you to the members and friends of the Hutchinson Art Center for a very successful second “Arts and Objects” sale on Feb. 18. We appreciate your donations of art, art supplies, Christmas and other “treasures” and books of all kinds. Thank you to our board members, friends, and businesses who donate time, talent and advertising. We cannot do it without you! The Hutchinson Art Center at 5th and Washington is a wonderful attraction to

our city and we appreciate all who help promote the arts. SUSAN ISAAC LIZ EIRCE A special thank you for your generosity in memorials and cards, food, flowers and prayers on our behalf at this time of loss. Even in death we rejoice that Dad is with Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. In Christ’s Love, Mrs. Gerald G. Stucky and families

WEDDINGS Paid wedding announcements are published on Sundays. Information and wedding photo must be received before noon Tuesday for Sunday publication. The News will publish paid announcements for weddings within six months of the wedding date. Those who miss that deadline will be offered the opportunity to purchase an advertisement. Information forms for wedding announcements are available at The News and on, click on Contact Us. There is a $35 charge for announcements that are 35 lines or less. Additional lines cost $1 per line. Photos can be picked at The News after publication or will be mailed if stamped, self-addressed envelope is provided.

HUTCHINSON Hunter Lee, son of Brennan and Carrie Howell, was born Jan. 25 at Hutchinson Regional Medical Center. His siblings are Austin, 12, Whitney, 6, and Natalie, 3. His grandparents are Jenny and Glenn Crabtree, Pat and Beverly Murphy, all of Ohio, and Patty Shirk, Hutchinson. His great-grandparents are Winona Crabtree, Ohio, and Marge Howell, Hutchinson. MEDICINE LODGE

Kruze Monroe, son of Anthony and Andrea Farrar, was born Feb. 29 at Pratt Regional Medical Center. His grandparents are tom and Patsy Inslee, Sharon and Mike and Teresa Farrar, Medicine Lodge. His great-grandparents are Charles and Josephine Inslee, Sharon, Bob and Margaret Rutan, Medicine Lodge, and JoAnn Farrar, Leavenworth. PRATT Madalyn Rae, daughter

of Cody Webber and Chere Nash, was born Feb. 27 at Pratt Regional Medical Center. Her sibling is Makiah, 1½. Her grandparents are Melisa and Will Allen, Jerry and Cheryl Nash, all of Pratt, Russel and Beth Webber, Wichita, and Mike and Tory White, Nevada, Mo. Her great-grandparents are Darrel and Jackie Cornelius, Ruth Cornelius, all of Pratt, Geraldine Moore, Olean, Mo., Bob and Sharon Tenpenny, North Newton, William Allen Sr., Leaven-

worth, and Wilma Webber, Wichita. STAFFORD Kyler James, son of Andrew and Alysha Dickson, was born Feb. 22 at Pratt Regional Medical Center. His grandparents are Kenton and Diane Ladenburger, Pratt, and Jim and Carolyn Dickson, Stafford. His greatgrandparents are George and Dorthy Ladenburger, Oakley, Darlene Woelk, Russell, and Harold and Eleanor Wilcox, Pratt.

CLUBS Hutchinson Ambucs will meet at 7 p.m. Friday at the Hutchinson Town Club. Featured speaker will be Elizabeth Redinger, principal of Avenue A Elementary School. She will speak on a new program developed for her students for the 2012-13 school year titled “For the Love of Reading.” The Avenue A team will assist each child in building their own bookcase and filling it full of

literature to keep for their own. Due to budget cuts, community groups and individuals are asked to partner with them by making cash donations to make the new program become a reality. Preceptor Omega Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi met Feb. 1 at the Delos V. Smith Senior Center with 10 members attending. Nancy Peak was the hostess. Peak gave a

program on heart health for women. On Feb. 11, 10 members met for the citywide Valentine brunch at the Plaza Go Grill, hosted by the Preceptor Omega chapter. Judy Webb was elected Queen 2012. On Feb. 15, 10 members met at the Delos V. Smith Senior Center for a “Fondu of You” meal, valentine gift exchange and to celebrate

the crowning of Queen Judy Webb. The monthly meeting of the Antique Collectors Club will be at 6 p.m. Monday at Sirloin Stockade in Hutchinson. The speaker will be Gary Dickinson, who will tell us about his experiences visiting major league baseball stadiums. Membership is open and guests are welcome.

COLLEGE NOTES Emporia State University Teaching to each student’s needs and demonstrating a caring attitude are two traits that set the 2012 class of Kansas Master Teachers apart. The recently announced 2012 class, features two principals, two teachers in elementary classrooms, two in middle school and one in high school. Included in the class is Marc Woofter, principal at Comanche Intermediate Center in Dodge City. A graduate of Kinsley High School, Woofter earned an associate degree

from Dodge City Community College, a bachelor’s degree in elementary education from St. Mary of the Plains College and a master’s degree in administration from Fort Hays State University. Emporia State University established the Kansas Master Teacher awards in 1954. The awards are presented annually to teachers who have served the profession long and well and who also typify the outstanding qualities of earnest and conscientious teachers. Emporia State University

has released the School of Business honor roll for the Fall 2011 semester. The following area students were named to the honor roll: Kristi Bretches, McPherson; Alisha Cooper, Hutchinson; Zachary Douglas, Lindsborg; Lauryn Mounts, Hillsboro; and Anna Schmidt, Hesston. To qualify for the list, students must earn a semester grade point average that puts them in the top 10 percent of all students enrolled in full-time undergraduate student within the college and have a cumulative 3.5 GPA for all ESU courses.

Olivet Nazarene University Whitney Wells, Garden City, was named to the Dean’s List for the fall semester at Olivet Nazarene University in Bourbonnais, Ill. University of Nebraska The University of Nebraska-Lincoln has announced its Deans’ List/Honor Roll for the fall semester. Area students include: Garden City: Asher Chester; Larned: Justin Van Vleet; McPherson: Samuel Stucky; Sawyer: Rosena Startzman.

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FAMILY Caregivers Support Group, Reno County Department of Aging, The American Red Cross Family Caregiving Series, meets at 11:45 a.m. first Tuesday of each month at 120 W. Ave. B, Hutchinson. For topic see advertisement in Sunday’s The Hutchinson News. The Bereaved Moms Support Group meets at 7 p.m. every other Tuesday at 117 W. 12th Ave., the home of Jan Bretz. Call her at (620) 662-0393 for information. LaLeche League of Hutchinson/Reno County, mother-to-mother, encouragement and information on breast feeding, monthly meetings. For more information, call (620) 543-2861. Circles of Affection Program; aids children from homes with domestic violence or abuse to develop coping skills. Sexual Assault/Domestic Violence Center, phone (620) 665-3630 or crisis line (620) 663-2522. Help End Abusive Relationship Tendencies, (HEART). To provide support in assisting women in personal growth towards a violence-free relationship. Sexual Assault/Domestic Violence Center, Hutchinson (620) 665-3630, crisis line (620) 663-2522. Family Support Services, Department of Social & Rehabilitation Services, 600 Andrew Ave., South Hutchinson. Contact Kris Stafford, (620) 663-5731, ext. 263. Sharing and Caring Support Group, to provide support for grandparents who have limited or no contact with their grandchildren or those grandparents who are adopting or raising their grandchildren. Meets first Thursday of every month. Contact Judy Mitchell, (620) 663-4134. The American Red Cross Family Caregiving Series meets from 11:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m., the first Tuesday of every month at 120 W. Ave. B (new RCAT Building), (620) 694-2911. Sponsored by the Reno County Department of Aging. The Compassionate Friends, offering support and understanding to bereaved parents, meets every third Monday of the month at 7 p.m. at Holy Cross Grade School, 2633 Independence Road (enter from Plum Street). Call Robin Barnes at (620) 663-6610. Mothers’ Support Group, at 117 W. 12th Ave., a support group for mothers whose children ages 10 to 25 have died. Phone Jan BretzHughes for time and more information at (620) 662-0393. Blue Stars Mothers of Kansas meets at 7 p.m. the second Monday at Holy Savior Catholic Church, 13th and Erie, west of Hillside and east of I-35, Wichita. The organization is a support network for mothers whose sons and daughters are serving in the armed forces. For more information, call (620) 663-5704. Parents and Siblings Support Group, people helping people who have lost a loved one, meets at 7 p.m. first Monday of each month, fellowship hall in Plains United Methodist Church,

601 Grand Ave. (620) 563-7263. Therapy Group For Women who have loved ones struggling with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, meets from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesdays, 250 N. Rock Road, Suite 130, Wichita, KS 67206 (within offices of Eastside Therapy Associates LLC). The cost is $15 per two-hour group meeting. Payment arrangements available for those in need. For more information, email joyce@ Therapy Group for Adult Females Striving to Overcome the Effects of Childhood Abuse, meets from 6 to 8 p.m. Mondays at 250 N. Rock Road, Suite 130, Wichita, KS 67206 (within offices of Eastside Therapy Associates LLC). The cost is $15 per 2-hour group meeting. Payment arrangements available for those in need. Email: Grief Support Group, meets from 3 to 4 p.m. first and third Tuesdays of each month at Asbury Park Retirement Community/Lg Activity Room, 200 S.W. 14th St., Newton, sponsored by Good Shepherd Hospice. For information, call Sharlene at (316) 616-2277. Touchstones Support Group, meets at 1 p.m. Mondays in Room 214 at Trinity United Methodist Church, 17th and Main; 7 p.m. Tuesdays at Hutchinson Regional Medical Center Cafeteria; and 1 p.m. Thursdays, Cedars Wellness Chapel, 1021 Cedars Drive, McPherson. Companion Care Group meets at 6:30 p.m. the first Monday of the month at Cedars Wellness Center Chapel, McPherson; 9 a.m. every Monday at Hutchinson Regional Medical Center Cafeteria, and 7 p.m. (Women Only) at Trade Center Community Room, 1600 N. Lorraine. Drop-In Women’s Coffee Groups meet at 10 a.m. Tuesdays at Hospice Office Library, 1600 N. Lorraine, or 9:30 a.m. Wednesdays at Downtown Sampler. DivorceCare – Divorce recovery seminar and support group; meets at 6:30 p.m. every Wednesday at First Church of God, 704 N. Jefferson. For more information, call the church office at 6626689. Hospice Care of Kansas bereavement meeting – meets from 6:30 to 8 p.m. every third Thursday of the month at Hospice Care of Kansas Office, 120 N. Main St. For more information, call 664-5757. Hospice Care of Kansas bereavement meeting – meets from noon to 1 p.m. every fourth Thursday of the month at Crestview Bible Church, 2401 N. Halstead. For more information, call 664-5757.

HEALTH Diabetes Support Group meets at 7 p.m. the first Thursday of each month in the conference rooms on the lower level of Hutchinson Regional Medical Center. For more information, call Anne Kimmel, RN MS CDE, (620) 665-2058, or visit

Cardiac Support Group for patients and families meets at 2 p.m. the first Thursday of each month in the cafeteria stone room on the lower level of Hutchinson Regional Medical Center. For more information, call Sharon Morris, RN at (620) 513-4922 or visit Alzheimer’s or other Memory-related Disorders Support Group, 2:30 p.m. the first Thursday of each month, Ivy Room, Elm Grove Estates Assisted Living Community, 2416 Brentwood. Daycare is provided. Always open to the public. For more information, call (620) 6639195, ext. 107. Wesley Towers Alzheimer’s Support Group, 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. every third Tuesday in the Sunflower room in the main five-story Towers Building, 700 Monterey Place. For information, call Hope Jordan at (620) 694-1245. Alzheimer’s Disease Support Group, 7 p.m. the second Tuesday of each month, the Cedars, 1021 Cedars Drive, McPherson. Call (620) 245-5000. Alzheimer’s/Dementia Support Group meets at 7 p.m. the third Monday of each month in the business office conference room at Pleasant View Nursing Home, 108 N. Walnut, Inman. For more information, call Kim Brumley at (620) 5856411. Victory in the Valley – Hutchinson, meets twice a month for survivors, family members or caregivers to share experiences and learn more about cancer and its treatment. The group meets for lunch at noon the first Monday of every month at Sirloin Stockade. The evening meeting is at 7 p.m. on third Tuesday of each month at the Eastwood Church of Christ, 2500 North Plum. For more information, call the office at (620) 663-5401, Lloyda Clark at (620) 662-0754 or Annie at (620) 662-6308. Cancer Support Group, meets at 2 p.m. second and fourth Wednesday of each month, Episcopal Parish House, 332 N. Spruce, Kingman. For more information, call Judy at (620) 532-5290 or Deanna (620) 532-3803. First Connection Program meets at 2 p.m. on the first and third Tuesdays of the month at 2 p.m. at Heartland Cancer Center, 204 Cleveland, Great Bend. HCC is a part of the Central Kansas Medical Center. Community Low Vision Support Group for persons with macular degeneration, 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. second Monday of the month, Delos V. Smith Senior Center, (620) 662-9403. Mid Kansas Help for persons with herpes, for more information, call (919) 3618488. Prenatal care for low income families without insurance or medical card. Call Reno County Health Department at (620) 694-2900. Pre-pregnancy counseling. Think ahead. For an appointment, call (620) 694-2900. Prenatal counseling and education, great expecta-

tions. Call (620) 694-2900. Ostomy Association Support Group, 7 p.m., third Monday of the month, New Covenant (Forest Park) Presbyterian Church, 700 E. 25th Ave. Call (620) 662-5705 or (620) 662-2239. Parkinson’s Support Group, 10 a.m. every second Thursday of each month in the Auditorium at the Hutchinson Public Library. For more information, call Gary Hughes at 663-8180. Parkinson’s Disease Support Group, 10 a.m. every second Tuesday of each month, Prairie View Community Education Room, 1102 Hospital Drive, McPherson. (620) 245 5000. ALS “Lou Gehrig” Support Group meets at 2 p.m. the first Wednesday of every month. Grace Episcopal Church, 20th and Main, Hutchinson. 1-800-553-9056. Myasthenia Gravis Association meets four times a year. For meeting time, date and place, call (816) 256-4100. Memory Loss Support Group meets at 2:30 p.m. first Thursday of every month in the Ivy Room at Elm Grove Estates., 2416 Brentwood, Hutchinson. Call (620) 663-9195. The Central Kansas Polio Survivors Support Group generally meets from 10 a.m. to noon on the first Saturday of each month at the Delos V. Smith Senior Center, 101 W. First Ave.. All persons with physical disabilities, their supporters, and anyone who is interested are welcome. Meetings focus on friendship and informational topics which apply to many physical disabilities. For more information, call Jean Graber at (620) 459-6355 or email Hutchinson Regional CPAP Support Group meets quarterly from 7 to 8 p.m. the second Monday of January, April, July and October 2012. Meetings will be held at the Sleep Diagnostic Center, 2701 N. Main St., in Hutchinson, in the lobby. We welcome all those that are effected by or curious about CPAP therapy. For more information, please call Hutchinson Regional Sleep Diagnostic Center at (620) 665-1134. For a cancellation of a meeting, listen to radio station KWBW 1450AM and/or KWCH channel 12 News. Oxygen Users Support Group for O2 users and support persons meets monthly at 2 p.m. the third Monday of the month in the Activity Room, McPherson Care Center, 1601 N. Main, McPherson. Purpose: Education and support. Hutchinson Ostomy Support Group, meets at 7 p.m. the third Monday of each month in the New Covenant Presbyterian Church, 700 E. 25th Ave., in Hutchinson. For more information, call (620) 662-5705. HuSH MS (Hutchinson Self Help Multiple Sclerosis) meets from 4:30 to 6 p.m. the fourth Friday of each month (January through October 2012) in Conference Room A, First Floor, at Hutchinson Regional Medical Center, 1701 E. 23rd Ave. For information, call Ruth at 662-3584, or Natasha at 960-2228.

SINGLES S.A.L.T. (Singles Always Learning Together), a new singles Christian ministry meets at 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. Sundays in Fellowship Hall at Park Place Christian church, 2600 N. Adams. For divorced, widowed, never been married and all denominations. Separate divorce recovery classes also being offered. For information, call Park Place Christian Church at 662-6665.

WEIGHT Gastric bypass surgery or laparoscopic gastric banding support group meets at 6:30 p.m. on the fourth Thursday of every month in the conference room, lower level of Hutchinson Hospital. Questions or concerns are addressed at the meetings. Over-eaters Anonymous meets from 10 to 11 a.m., every Saturday, Elmdale Community Center, 400 E. Ave. E. Call Jeanie at (620) 662-6513 for information. Weight Watchers, every Tuesday, Trinity United Methodist Church, 17th and Main, Room 215; weigh in 8:15 to 9 a.m. meeting at 9 to 9:30 a.m.; weigh in 5:15 to 6 p.m., meeting at 6 to 6:30 p.m. For more information, call 1800-651-6000. TOPS No. 153 (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) will meet Thursdays for weigh-in from 9:15 to 10:15 a.m., meeting from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., New Covenant Presbyterian Church, 700 E. 25th Ave. Call Sue at (620) 662-3043 for details. TOPS No. 822, 4 to 6 p.m. every Wednesday of the month, Delos V. Smith Senior Center, 101 W. First Ave. Call (620) 665-6983. TOPS No. 424, 3 to 5 p.m. every Monday, Room 2, the Hutchinson Public Library, second floor auditorium, 901 N. Main St., phone (620) 6658548 or 921-0699. TOPS No. 430, Weigh-in 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.; meet 12:30 to 1:30 p.m., every Monday, room 2, Hutchinson Public Library, 901 N. Main St. Call (620) 662-5985. Weight Watchers International, a new class meets 9 a.m. Saturdays at Hutchinson Regional Medical Center Pavilion. Weigh-in is at 8:15 a.m.

SUBSTANCE St. E’s Sobriety Society A. A. group, meets noon and 8 p.m. Monday through Friday, 8 a.m., noon, 6:30 p.m. (women’s) and 8 p.m. (candlelight) Saturdays, and 11 a.m., 6 and 8 p.m. Sunday at 2000 N. Jackson. For more information, call (620) 662-5166. Grace’s Al-Anon group meets at 7 p.m. Monday at Grace Episcopal Church, 2 Hyde Park. Call (620) 663-4832. Al-Anon Group, meets at 10 a.m. every Monday at 2000 N. Jackson. The building is at the rear of the formerly St. Elizabeth Hospital on North Monroe. Monroe Alcoholics Anonymous meets every day at noon and 8 p.m.; Sunday at 11 a.m. and 8 p.m. Every third Saturday is speaker meeting and birthday night is the last Saturday of month at 8 p.m. 703 N.

Monroe. Phone (620) 259-6776. Gift of Life Narcotics Anonymous group meets at 10 a.m. noon, 6 and 8 p.m. Sunday, noon, 6 and 8 p.m. Monday through Saturday; all at 310 N. Stevens. Call (620) 662-5390 for more information. Celebrate Recovery meets at 6:30 p.m. every Tuesday night at Venue 302, 302 E. 30th Ave. A 12-step recovery program with support groups for all Hurts, Hang-ups and Habits. Call (620) 663-4164 or email for information. Inner Room Al-Anon meets 8 p.m. Mondays, S.O.S. Club (back door to inner room), 216 S. Main, McPherson. Newton Pathfinder AlAnon meets 7:30 p.m. Mondays and Thursdays, AA Building, 221 S.E. 14th, Newton. Lyons Al-Anon meets 5:30 p.m. Oct. through April, 7:30 p.m. May through September Wednesdays, Rotary Building, Taylor and Bell, Lyons. Liberal Al-Anon meets at 6 p.m. every Wednesday, First Methodist Church, Third and Grant, Liberal. Contact Judy Kelland at (620) 626-5181.

MISC. CAYA (Come as you are) a scripture based recovery group meets 7 p.m. Thursday. For information, call (620) 664 8924. Toastmasters, for those interested in improving communication and leadership skills, meets at 11:30 a.m. Every Tuesday at Central Christian College in McPherson. For information, call Carla Wyatt at (620) 504-6403. The Conversation Support Group meets at 3 p.m. every third Sunday at the Hard Back Café in Hastings. For information, call Bill D. Johnston at (620) 662-3968 or (620) 708-2515. Young at Hearts, support group for persons over 55 from any area congregations, meet for song, prayer and praise every Thursday from 10 to 11:15 a.m., Delos V. Smith Senior Center, 101 W. First Ave. Enjoy singing, devotional and prayer times. For more information, call Ron Ogle at (620) 662-6836. Wiccan Support Group, meets every Saturday 6 to 9 p.m. at the Renaissance Shoppe, 9 S. Main St. For more information, call (620) 662-4170. New Hope healing and restoration from abortion, Open Door Pregnancy Care Center, 315 W. First Ave., Hutchinson, (620) 728-2229. Wing of Love, Christian single parent family support group, meets 6 p.m. every Friday at Crossroads Christian Church, 43rd and Monroe, Hutchinson. For more information, call the church at (620) 663-9597. This support group listing is published the first Sunday of every month. If you would like to add or change a support group, please call the lifestyles department, The Hutchinson News, (620) 6945700, ext. 330, or 1-800-7663311, ext. 330.

SCHOOL LUNCHES USD 308 Hutchinson Hutchinson High School Monday: Taco burger, fiestada pizza, potato wedges, peas and carrots, pineapple Tuesday: Beef strips, chicken nuggets, mashed potatoes and gravy, California mixed vegetables, hot roll Wednesday: Chicken wrap, double stuff pizza, baby carrots, strawberries, Trix yogurt cup Thursday: Chili cheese crunch, fiesta bean burrito, celery sticks, orange, cinnamon roll Friday: Fish sticks, pizza quesadilla, cheesy potatoes, steamed broccoli, peach crisp

USD 309 NickersonSouth Hutchinson Monday: Drummies with barbeque sauce, mac and cheese, corn, salad bar, applesauce, muffin Tuesday: Cheeseburger on bun, oven potatoes, salad bar, green beans, fresh fruit Wednesday: Beef or chicken and noodles, whipped potatoes, mixed veggies, salad bar, fruit cocktail, mini cinnis Thursday: Burrito with salsa, Spanish rice, veggies – cook’s choice, salad bar, peaches Friday: Quesadillas, seasoned peas, salad bar, pineapple

Hutchinson Middle/ Elementary schools Monday: Taco burger, potato wedges, peas and carrots, pineapple Tuesday: Beef strips, mashed potatoes and gravy, California mixed vegetables, hot roll Wednesday: Chicken wrap, baby carrots, strawberries, Trix yogurt cup Thursday: Chili cheese crunch, celery sticks, orange, cinnamon roll Friday: Fish sticks, cheesy potatoes, steamed broccoli, peach crisp

USD 310 Fairfield Monday: Chicken nuggets, mash potatoes and gravy, peas, apricots, roll Tuesday: No school Wednesday: Taco salad, black bean salsa, applesauce, variety muffin Thursday: Chili Frito pie, pickle spear, peach half, cinnamon roll Friday: Chicken sandwich, crinkle fries, corn, pineapple slices, Oreo’s USD 312 Haven Haven High and Middle school

Monday: Chicken nuggets, mashed potatoes and gravy, peas and carrots, half apple, roll Tuesday: Taco salad with lettuce, cheese and salsa, corn, pears, muffin Wednesday: teriyaki chicken with rice, winter mix vegetables, cheesy biscuit, peach crisp Thursday: Lasagna, garlic toast, green beans, cucumbers, mandarin oranges Friday: No school Haven Grade School Monday: Ham and cheesy potatoes, green beans, wheat roll, applesauce Tuesday: Chef salad, cheese bread stick, mandarin oranges, cookie Wednesday: Grilled chicken on wheat bun, lettuce, tomato, rosemary potatoes, diced peaches, sliced cucumbers Thursday: Chicken nuggets, hash browns, green beans, grapes, biscuits and honey Friday: No school Partridge Grade School Monday: Ravioli bake, tossed salad, peaches, garlic cheese biscuits Tuesday: Chicken and noodles, mashed potatoes,

peas, rolls, strawberry cheesecake Wednesday: Ham and potatoes, fresh veggies, orange Jell-o, biscuits Thursday: Super chili nachos, 7-layer salad, pineapple, monkey bread Friday: No school Yoder Charter School Monday: N/A Tuesday: N/A Wednesday: N/A Thursday: N/A Friday: N/A USD 313 Buhler Monday: N/A Tuesday: N/A Wednesday: N/A Thursday: N/A Friday: N/A Central Christian School Monday: Scalloped potatoes with diced ham, green beans, mandarin oranges, biscuit or chef salad Tuesday: Chicken fried steak, mashed potatoes, cream gravy, corn, roll Wednesday: Deli sandwich, sun chips, baby carrots, apple half or chef salad, cookie Thursday: Burrito, tortilla chips, tossed salad, fruit mix Friday: Chicken sandwich,

lettuce, tomato, pasta salad, pineapple chunks or chef salad

Friday: Bean burrito, lettuce, cheese, carrots, pineapple, seasoned rice

Trinity Catholic High School Monday: Chicken fryz, mashed potatoes, peas, mixed fruit, whole wheat roll Tuesday: Sausage, waffles, tri tater, juice, banana Wednesday: Hamburger, sweet potato fries, green, blushing pears Thursday: Turkey sandwich, potato soup, chips, pickle spear, peaches

Holy Cross Catholic School Monday: Ravioli, corn, chocolate pie Tuesday: Salisbury steak, mashed potatoes, green beans Wednesday: Chicken leg, augratin potatoes, peas Thursday: Lasagna, tossed salad, mixed veggies Friday: Mac and cheese, carrot sticks, yogurt

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Ed Doerksen, Buhler, will celebrate his 80th birthday with a card shower. He was born March 8, 1932, in a granary on the family farm south of Buhler. On Aug. 12, 1956, he married DOERKSEN Lois Bether in Hutchinson. He worked for the city of Buhler retiring in 1993 as City Superintendent after 41 years of service, and owned Ed’s Chainsaw Service for nearly 40 years. His children are Pam and Gary Branscom and Randy and Pam Doerksen, all of Hutchinson. He has three grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Cards may be sent to him at 436 S. Dirks, Buhler, KS 67522. Viva Kittle Dunn, South Hutchinson, will celebrate her 101st birthday with her family. She was born March 14, 1911, to Bert and Sophia Wulfemeyer Chiles at Stafford, and married DUNN John A. Kittle July 29, 1931. He died Dec. 2, 1982. She was a china painting instructor with students from Arlington, Plevna, Turon, Penalosa and Langdon. After moving to McAllen, Texas, she continued teaching the art and took up oil painting. On Dec. 28, 1997, she married Walter Dunn. He died Jan. 25, 2001. After moving to Mennonite Manor in 2001, she began painting ceramic angels as a mission statement for those at the Manor plus many friends and family. Her children and families are Leroy and Grace Kittle, Alvin, Texas, Shirley and Don Clough, South Hutchinson, and Sharon and Tom Peters, Arvada, Colo. She has seven grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren and five great-great-grandchildren. Cards may be sent to her at 200 Sunnydell Circle, No. 22, South Hutchinson, KS 67505. Kenneth Ewing, Hutchinson, will celebrate his 95th birthday with a family dinner. He was born March 12, 1917, in Arlington. His children and spouses are Kent and EWING Marti Ewing, Hutchinson, Trudy and Phill Crupper, and Becky and Bobby Cole, all of Sugar Land, Texas. He has four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Cards may be sent to him at 1420 Woodbridge Court, Hutchinson, KS 67502. Donald Frye, Hutchinson, will celebrate his 80th birthday with an open house from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. March 11 at the Home Builders

Building near the Zoo in Carey Park. He was born March 13, 1932, to Norris and Vera Frye in Zanesville, FRYE Ohio, and married Janice DeWater in 1952 in Hutchinson. As a young boy he worked at Jeep Delivery and later worked for Betts Rainbo Bakery, Coca Cola Bottling Co., and Independent Oil Co. He retired from Dillons Bakery and then joined his wife at Mom’s Attic. Hosts for the event are his children, Donald Frye Jr., Lisa Taylor, both of Hutchinson, Randy Frye, Lawrence, and Lori Kerwood, Towanda. He has eight grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. The family requests no gifts. Cards may be sent to him at 4101 N. Halstead, Hutchinson, KS 67502. Charles Lundberg, Liberal, celebrated his 90th birthday with a reception March 3 at the Liberal Senior Center. He was born March 5, 1922, on a farm near Haxtun, Colo., served LUNDBERG in the U.S. Army during World War II and received a Veteran’s Homestead near Tulelake, Calif., in 1949, where he farmed for 30 years. On Feb. 8, 1969, he married Bobbie (Grant) Regehr at the First Baptist Church in McPherson. In 1979 he sold the farm in California, lived in McPherson until March 2003, then moved to Liberal. His stepson is James Regehr, Denver. He has four grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. His current address is 2360 Sierra Drive, Apt. 101, Liberal, KS 67901. Willis McClaren, Kinsley, will celebrate his 90th birthday with a family dinner March 11 at Mulligan’s, south of Kinsley. He was born March 12, 1922, in a farm house south of Lewis and lived his entire life in Edwards County except for service time in the Military. On Oct. 17, 1945, he married June Carney in Los Angeles. She died March 17, 2009. He is a lifetime farmer, also owned and managed service stations in Lewis and Kinsley. He enjoys fishing and this will be the 60th year he and his family have made fishing trips to Colorado. His daughters and families are Carol and Doug McLean, Julie McClaren, Susan Strate and Denise Mayer, all of Kinsley. He has 10 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren. Cards may be sent to him at 906 E. Fourth, Kinsley, KS 67547. Donald J. McMurray, Hutchinson, will celebrate his 90th birthday with a family dinner.


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McKenzie Nycole Byard, 1, is pictured. Her parents are Alicia Sparks and Cameron Byard, both of Hutchinson. Her grandparents are David and Amanda Sparks, Hutchinson, and Staci Howard, Wichita. Her great-grandparents are Bud and Pat Sparks, Hutchinson. Her great-great-grandmother is Cathy Jerauld, Hutchinson.

He was born March 7, 1922, at Frontenac, and married Lorene Bradley on Nov. 18, 1943, in Olathe. She died in September 2009. He is a World War II veteran, having served six years in the U.S. Navy, retired with 35 years of service from Cities Service Oil Company NGL in 1982, and has been a Hutchinson resident since 1967. His children are Kathy and Lawrence Voth, Hutchinson, and the late Doug McMurray. He has five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Genevieve Montgomery, Hutchinson, will celebrate her 80th birthday. She was born March 11, 1932 in Dighton. She was a hair stylist until retiring, and enjoys playing golf and MONTGOMERY bridge. In 1962 she married Charles Montgomery in Dighton. Her children and spouses are Diana and Mickey Loveall, Darcy and Mark Boor, all of Salina, Doug Wallace, Topeka, Darlene Friesen, Hutchinson, and Denise and Randy Frye, Lawrence. She has eight grandchildren and 10 greatgrandchildren. Cards may be sent to her at 1516 N. Poplar St., Hutchinson, KS 67501. Evelyn Pitzer, Hutchinson, will celebrate her 80th birthday March 17 with her family. She was born in western Kansas and raised in Missouri. On Aug. 19, 1950, she married Jimmie Pitzer PITZER in Hutchinson. They were married for 60 years before his death on Jan. 4, 2011. She had her home cleaning business for 30 years, and enjoys gardening and spending with family and grandchildren. Her children and spouses are Karla Kroeker, Jay and Donna Pitzer, Hutchinson, and Michelle and Robert Gibler, Lawrence. She has four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Cards may be sent to her

at 1717 Coventry Court, Apt. C, Hutchinson, KS 67502. Charles Seidl, Sterling, will celebrate his 90th birthday Monday. He was born March 5, 1922, in Ellinwood, retired from Texaco after 34 years, delivered The SEIDL Hutchinson News in Sterling for a number of years and later retired from Sterling Presbyterian Manor in 2006 with 11 years of service. His children are Barbara and Larry Sloan, Steve and Jan Seidl, all of Hutchinson, and Anita and Jamie Nirider, Springfield, Ohio. He has 17 grandchildren, and 46 great-grandchildren. Cards may be sent to him at 327 N. Fourth, Sterling, KS 67579. Ernest Sommerfeld, Marquette, will celebrate his 80th birthday with an open house from 2 to 4 p.m. March 11 at Elim Lutheran Church in Marquette. He was born March 6, 1932, in Canton and lived in

McPherson and Chase Counties. On April 15, 1975, he married Mary Blake Willoughby at the United Methodist Church in Marquette. He is a retired farmer and rancher. His children are John and Niki Sommerfeld and Katrina Sommerfeld, all of Wichi-

ta. His stepchildren are Darrell Willoughby, Omaha, Neb., Penny Willoughby, Seattle, and the late Maryann Willoughby. He has nine grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Cards may be sent to him at P.O. Box 316, Marquette, KS 67464.

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Ex could help pay for son’s schooling, but doesn’t Today’s Birthday (03/04/12). With Jupiter in Taurus for the first half of the year, community projects have you on your toes. Balance your time between paid and volunteer work to be true to yourself. Jupiter moves to Gemini on June 11, affecting home and family. Do it yourself and save a bundle. To get the advantage, check the day’s rating: 10 is the easiest day, 0 the most challenging. Aries (March 21-April 19) — Today is a 7 — Loved ones encourage you to take on a new challenge. Listen to them: They have your best interests at heart. Gather information, and check the fine print. Taurus (April 20-May 20) — Today is an 8 — Stay flexible and willing to compromise, and you can make changes at home for the next two days. Decorate, and have the party at your place. Guests contribute. Gemini (May 21-June 21) — Today is an 8 — Trust your own experience, and play by the rules. Don’t dip into savings unless it’s to help someone who’s in pain. Get lost in fascinating research. Cancer (June 22-July 22) — Today is a 6 — Trust your own experience, and don´t count what’s not in your pocket. Thriftiness is useful all around. Crack those books, especially tonight. Leo (July 23-Aug.22) —Today is an 8 — Provide cheerful service, even to a grump. It’s not like you haven’t been there. Afternoon creature comforts are nice. You come into your power and make the most of it. Virgo (Aug.23-Sept.22) —Today is a 7 — Practice makes perfect, both at work and in love. Some things you try aren’t successful. Failure would be to give up.Think it over, adjust for the error, and try again. Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) — Today is a 7 — Let your family take precedence over your career. Offer your peacemaker skills,if useful.It’s hard to keep a straight face sometimes. Follow your heart. Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) — Today is a 7 — Jump on the roller coaster today. Letting go of things you can’t control gives you more energy to focus on what you can. Stick close to home, and take it easy. Attend something that challenges you. Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) — Today is an 8 — Responsibilities interfere with socializing. Hear what a female has to say. Move slowly but surely. Be patient ... there’s no need to get into debt. Save for it. Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) — Today is a 6 — You really need to work together today, or you’ll have some explaining to do. Listen to the words of encouragement from a loved one. They know better. Aquarius (Jan.20-Feb.18) —Today is a 5 — Learning opportunities today aren’t all pleasant.Chaos reigns.You can ride them like a bull, or you could hide out. Laying low hurts less.Think it over. Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20) — Today is a 6 — You’ll want to stay close to home and play it slow for now. Get caught up on projects, and get into a productive jam session. Romance comes later. (c)2012 BY NANCY BLACK DISTRIBUTED BY TRIBUNE MEDIA SERVICES, INC.ALL RIGHTS RESERVED

Dear Annie: Six years ago, I divorced my alcoholic, workaholic husband and became a single parent. My ex has regular visitation, but I am the one who handles all the sick days, school conferences, injuries, etc. He never bothers. Shortly after the divorce, I had to take a job at a much lower salary. There were times when I wondered how we would eat and stay warm. When my ex married his third wife, he decided my son didn’t need a bedroom at his place. His wife’s kids have three of the four bedrooms in their home, and my son sleeps on the couch when he visits. Our son is an amazing boy. He recently was accepted into a prestigious magnet school for gifted kids. The problem is, although his tuition is paid for, there is a bill for room and board. When I brought this up with my ex, I was treated to a lecture about how the father of

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Kathy Mitchell, Marcy Sugar one of his wife’s children doesn’t pay child support, so he has been supporting him since she quit her job to be a stay-at-home mom. This is his excuse for not helping with our son’s schooling. Annie, am I wrong to think he should be thinking first of his own child? Mind you, he still takes beachfront vacations with his wife and her kids. Why am I the one who makes all the sacrifices? He pays regular child support, and I am grateful, but it doesn’t cover everything. Our son is extremely gifted, and I fear his gift won’t be nurtured in the local public high school, which has a terrible reputation. Even my ex

People ● From Page B1 the popcorn made on Fridays in the courthouse basement by a fellow volunteer. Bosley, who retired after working 11 years as a correctional officer at Hutchinson Correctional Facility, says she is enjoying a “change of pace.” “I like coming out here, getting out of the house and meeting different people,” she said. Those interested in volunteer work can contact the Volunteer Center of Reno County at Hutchinson Community College, (620) 665-4960. – Darcy Gray Gathering for Gardeners Whether you’re an experienced gardener or a rank amateur who doesn’t know your weeds from your flowers and vegetables, the Hutchinson Horticulture Club will have something for you at its 23rd annual “Gathering for Gardeners” on Saturday. The free event at Our Redeemer Lutheran Church, 407 E. 12th Ave., features six


More than 800 high school students were on Pratt Community College’s campus Feb. 27 for the Academic Olympics. The students, from 23 schools in the area, took part in competitions and test to see where they racked amongst other high schools. Each student involved in the day’s events was able to pick three areas they wanted to compete in. There are 56 areas which the students can take part in during the day. The contest ranged from automotive to computer to agriculture. They could also take part in art, acting and journalism contest. In the division one category Buhler High School took first place, Pratt High School took second and Haven High School took third. In the second division, first place went to Trinity Catholic High School in Hutchinson; second place went to Macksville High School with Skyline High School coming in third. Breanna George, a student at Pretty Prairie High School has been selected to represent Kansas as a National Youth Delegate at the 2012 Washington Youth Summit on the Environment at George Mason University, Fairfax, Va.

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and trouble walking, standing and sitting, is it OK to skip the funeral of a relative? If so, how much explaining do I have to do when family members inquire judgmentally? – N.Y., N.Y. Dear N.Y.: If it’s a fifth cousin twice removed whom you haven’t seen in 20 years, you don’t have to attend, and you don’t need to say why. If it’s your grandmother, you need to apologize, explain the circumstances and tell the family you would have crawled on your knees to attend if it had been physically possible. We recommend you send a card of condolence with a handwritten note saying how important this relative was in your life, and perhaps a donation to the deceased’s favorite charity. Dear Annie: I read the letter from “Somewhere in Oregon,” who was upset that her husband wanted to put up his late wife’s old Christmas

decorations. You gave her good advice, but I think you let her off too easily. Her behavior was selfish, and her insecurities are showing. Our histories make us who we are. The holidays can be a tough time, and it’s not a stretch to think he may have been missing his first wife. If “Somewhere” can’t deal with that, maybe she could divorce and marry a 12-year-old. He should come with a pretty clean slate. – Shaking My Head Annie’s Mailbox is written by Kathy Mitchell and Marcy Sugar, longtime editors of the Ann Landers column. Please email your questions to, or write to: Annie’s Mailbox, c/o Creators Syndicate, 737 3rd Street, Hermosa Beach, CA 90254. To find out more about Annie’s Mailbox and read features by other Creators Syndicate writers and cartoonists, visit the Creators Syndicate Web page at

HIGH SCHOOL NOTES hour-long seminars. Doors open at 8:30 a.m., and the first seminar, “Kitchen Gardens: Herbs and More,” by Kay Neff, of the Neff Family Farm near Sedgwick, begins at 9 a.m. The next two seminars will be of particular interest after last year’s long, hot, dry summer. Alan Stevens of the K-State Research and Extension Center in Olathe will speak on “Flowers for Heat and Drought” at 10 a.m., and Pam Paulsen, K-State’s Reno County horticulture agent, will discuss “Using Water Wisely” at 11 a.m. After a noon lunch break, seminars resume at 1 p.m. with “In the Dirt and Digging It,” a discussion on preparing soil for planting, by plant specialist Jason French of Stutzman Greenhouse. Cary Rivard, a vegetable specialist at the K-State Research and Extension Center in Olathe, will discuss “Successful Vegetable Gardening in Kansas” at 2 p.m., and Mike DeRee, a sales representative for Ball Seed Co., will talk about “New and Future Plants” at 3 p.m. Visitors are invited to attend any or all of the seminars. – Ken Stephens


agrees. I finally got a raise, and I worry that my ex will try to have his support payments reduced. I have applied for financial aid for the school bill. Am I wrong to ask my ex for help, or am I just being a bitter ex-wife? – Worn-Out Mom Dear Worn Out: Your son is lucky to have such a loving mother as his advocate. There is a difference between the basics of what parents are obligated to do and the extra benefits that come from doing more. It would be wonderful if your husband would help with the school bill, but unfortunately, he doesn’t have to. Your best approach would be to ask him sweetly, focusing on how this school could create a better future for his son. But we hope the financial aid package comes through. Dear Annie: If a person is recovering from a back injury and has constant pain

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George has been awarded opportunity to join a select group of 250 students from across the country to participate in an intensive study weeklong of leadership in environmental science and conservation. George was chosen based on academic accomplishments and a demonstrated interest and excellence in leadership in the sciences and conservation studies. Buhler High School In Forensics results from Salina Central on Feb. 17, in Varsity Senate, Kanan Boor was 6th place. In Varsity House, Skylar Franklin took 6th place and Riley Crane was 4th place. In Novice Senate, Hitesh Rathod finished 1st place and Bryce Young 6th place. In Novice house, Peter Qiu took 2nd and Cyan Sanders earned 5th place. Buhler placings earned the team 1st place in sweeps of 10 schools in the tournament. In Forensics, also Salina Central on Feb. 18 in Individual Events, the following students were elimination round contestants: Gage Brookman; informative speaking, Sam Estabrook; Original Oration, Sam Estabrook and Alex Darrow in Poetry interpretation. Also advancing in Impromptu speaking; Skylar Franklin, Tyler Anderson and Sam Estabrook. Kanan Boor was a semifinalist in Prose and Poetry Interpretation. Making it to finals in Domestic Extemporaneous speaking was Tyler Anderson 6th place and Kanan Boor finishing 4th place.

Albuquerque man says he registered dog to vote BY JERI CLAUSING Associated Press

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – A man who went on Albuquerque television anonymously to say he was able to register his dog to vote has been outed as the husband of a campaign worker for Republican U.S. Senate candidate Heather Wilson. Thomas Tolbert admitted in an email Thursday that he was the unidentified man after the left-leaning group Progress Now revealed his identity. “I made a mistake and I want to apologize to Bernalillo County clerk Maggie Toulouse Oliver (and) my wife, who was not aware of my actions, and the public,” said Tolbert, who is married to campaign worker Heather Wade. “I will take full responsibility for my actions.” Tolbert had gone on KOB-TV to show the registration that came in the mail on Wednesday for his dog, Buddy.


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no-trump game. If you concede a club trick you have eight winners. However, you will then not be able to tackle diamonds later because the opponents will have established enough heart tricks to defeat you. The solution is to take an avoidance play to keep the danger hand off lead. East’s takeout double is the clue to your success. Win the heart lead in the closed hand perforce, cross to dummy with a spade and lead a diamond away from the king-queen. If East rises with the ace, you have nine tricks — two in each major, three diamonds and two clubs, so East must play low. Now it is time to change horses. Since you have five tricks in the other three suits, you need only four clubs to get home. Simply concede a club trick and coast home with nine winners no matter what the defenders do. Well played. (Tannah Hirsch welcomes readers’ responses sent in care of this newspaper or to Tribune Media Services Inc., 2225 Kenmore Ave., Suite 114, Buffalo, NY. 14207. E-mail responses may be sent to

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FOOD AND DRINK Lyons United Methodist Women Soup Supper – 5 p.m. Wednesday in John Wesley Hall at the Lyons United Methodist Church, Lyons. A free will offering will be accepted. Chili, vegetable beef soup, potato soup and desserts will be served.

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Produce Market Spring Salads Demonstration – 2 p.m. Saturday at Apron Strings, 201 S. Main St. We’ll be celebrating the coming of spring with two fresh-ingredient salads during this free demonstration. We will be including red grapes, strawberries, asparagus, baby greens, nuts and fresh cheeses in our edible works of art. You’ll get recipes for salads and vinaigrettes and a taste of both dishes. Men Only Cooking Vietnamese – 7 p.m. March 13 at Apron Strings, 201 S. Main St. The evening starts with a mango frozen daiquiri that you can sip while you learn the secrets of rice paper wrappers and make a shrimp summer roll. You’ll make nuoc cham, the “must have” dipping sauce for the rolls. The second course will be noodle soup with pork meatballs. Our main dish is a banh mi sandwich – savory, juicy shredded beef topped with a spicy mayo and a fresh pickled vegetable salad on a French roll.

Spiegelau Glassware Seminar and Beer Tasting at City Beverage – 6:30 p.m. March 15 at Apron Strings, 201 S. Main St. Join us at City Beverage to experience beer at its finest. With this class, you will receive a set of four tasting glasses. You will learn which glass type best suits different beers and lagers. Participants must be 21. Eggs for Easter – 6 p.m. March 20 at Apron Strings, 201 S. Main St. Get a head start on spring with eggceptional recipes that are perfect for Easter or any upcoming gatherings. From meringue-based desserts (including angel food cake) to versatile choux pastry (“cream puffs”) to egg salad, Meta and Barry West will help you crack open the secrets of egg preparation. Taste of Spring Muffins Demonstration – 2 p.m. March 24 at Apron Strings, 201 S. Main St. We’ll be making two fruit muffin recipes this afternoon for the free demonstration. One features fresh blueberries and lemon with an almond streusel topping, the other stars the classic combination of strawberries and rhubarb. Join us in the kitchen for the recipes and a taste of each type of baked delight. Easter will be here in a couple weeks, and these would be perfect for breakfast, brunch or with your afternoon coffee or tea. Potato Bar Season – 11 a.m. March 25 at the Walnut Valley Senior Center, Rush

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Center. Offering slow baked potatoes and a large variety of salads and desserts along with coffee and tea. Proceeds will go to maintain the former grade school building for use by the community.

SUPPORT GROUPS Women’s Cancer Issues Support Group – 6:30 p.m. Monday at Hutchinson Regional Medical Center, Room A (cafeteria level). Offered by a community partnership of Hutchinson Regional Medical Center, Hutchinson Clinic, Cancer Council of Reno County and caring community survivors. For questions, contact Jeri at (620) 665-2074 or Becky (620) 694-4139. Take Shape for Life – 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Hutchinson Public Library, 901 N. Main St.

CLASSES AND WORKSHOPS Hoopfusion Fitness Classes – 5:45 p.m. Monday, 6:15 p.m. Tuesday, 6:30 p.m. Wednesday and 6:15 p.m. Thursday at Sei Bella Studio, 309 N. Main St. We will start with a refresher of basic moves, then progress into some choreographed hoop routines to upbeat music, then finish the class off with some Hoopstretch and toning. This class is for all fitness levels. Severe Weather/Spotter Talk –7 p.m. Monday at the 4H Building, E. Greenwood S. Ave.; 7 p.m. Tuesday in the Larson Room at the fairgrounds, Ulysses; 7 p.m. Wednesday at the 4H Building, S. U.S. 183, Kinsley; and 7 p.m. Thursday at the Community Center, 619 N. Main, Pratt. All training is free, is open for anyone to attend and is not designed for just storm spotters. Anyone with a desire to learn how to identify severe weather and to learn about dangers

from these storms is encouraged to attend. The Bison: Mercantile on the Hoof – 7 p.m. March 5 in the Hutchinson Public Library auditorium, 901 N. Main St. The meeting is presented by the Quivira Chapter of the Santa Fe Trail Association. After a short business meeting, speaker Keven Hiebert will present the program. The event is free and open to anyone. Basic Hoop Fitness Classes – 5:45 p.m. Tuesday and 5:45 p.m. Thursday at Sei Bella Studio, 309 N. Main St. This is the first step in learning to use an adult size hula hoop for fitness. Storm Fury on the Plains – 3 p.m. Wednesday at the Kingman Activity Center, Kingman; 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at Norwich High School, Norwich; and 3 and 6:30 p.m. Thursday at the Crest Theater, Great Bend. Attendees are taught the basics of thunderstorm development; storm structure; the features to look for; where to find them; what, when and how to report information; and basic severe weather safety. No prior experience is required, and there is no registration necessary to attend. Gathering For Gardeners – Saturday at Our Redeemer Lutheran Church, 407 E. 12th Ave. The event will be held all day. Stutzmans Greenhouse Free Workshops: “In the Dirt and Digging It” – 10 a.m. Saturday at Stutzmans Greenhouse, 6709 W. K-61. A free workshop with Jason French. Topics include garden preparation and soil amendments. Stutzmans Greenhouse Free Workshops: “I Sprung My Door!” – March 17 at Stutzmans Greenhouse, 6709 W. K-61. A free workshop with Larry Rogers. Larry shows you how create spring door decor. Employment Practices of Flowers – 7 p.m. March 20 at Dillon Nature Center, 3002 E. 30th Ave.

ART Read Across Reno County Poetry Readings – 2 p.m. April 1 at the Hutchinson Art Center, 405 N. Washington. The featured book will be “Begin Again: 150 Kansas Poems,” edited by Caryn Merriam Goldberg. There will be poetry readings from the poets themselves, including local poet Bill Sheldon. More RARC events will follow in April during National Poetry Month. The event is free and open to the public.

VOLUNTEER Earth Hour – 8:30 p.m. March 31 at the Hutchinson Zoo. Show your support for the planet by turning off all nonessential lights for one hour.


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This image was one of several taken the afternoon of Feb. 15 at Marion Reservoir and Marion County Lake.

MEETINGS AND LECTURES Monthly meeting of the Antique Collectors Club – 6 p.m. Monday at Sirloin Stockade. Speaker Gary Dickinson will talk about his experiences visiting major league baseball stadiums. Membership is open and guests are welcome. Coffee at the Cosmo: “What’s Up in Aviation?” – 9 a.m. March 15 at the Kansas Cosmosphere and Space Center, 1100 N. Plum St. Enjoy a free presentation by guest speaker Brian Youngers, general manager of Wells Aircraft. Artifacts from our collection will be on display for this entertaining and educational event. And while you’re here, you can enjoy coffee, refreshments, and fellowship. And best of all, it’s free! Legislative forum – 9:30 a.m. March 24 in the Shears Technology Center at Hutchinson Community College, 1300 N. Plum St. The following members of the Reno County legislative delegation are invited to participate: Sen. Terry Bruce, Speaker of the House Rep. Mike O’Neal, and Reps. Joe Seiwert, Jan Pauls, Bob Bethell and Mitch Holmes. There is no cost to attend. For more information, contact Nicole at (620) 662-3391.

FUNDRAISER Friends in Action 5th Annual Silent Art Auction – 5 p.m. March 9 at the Hutchinson Art Center, 405 N. Washington St. The purpose of the auction is to raise awareness of and funds for the Friends in Action program. All art has been graciously donated by area artists. Geske Benefit – 5 p.m. March 11 at St. Paul’s Lutheran Lighthouse, 8513 E. Arlington Road, Haven. The public is invited to attend a benefit dinner on behalf of Rev. Jeff Geske. He tragically lost his wife and two small children in an automobile wreck when a car crossed the median into their lane in early February. He and his 3-year-old special-needs son survived the accident. A free-will donation will be accepted with matching funds from Thrivent Financial. Grilled hamburgers and hotdogs will be served with all the trimmings, including delicious desserts. 13th Annual Gala – 5 p.m. March 16 at Sunshine Meadows Retirement Community, 400 S. Buhler Road, Buhler. The Gala includes a gourmet Italian buffet, a live

auction and a silent auction. Proceeds will go to help pay for the nursing home remodel. SMRC is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Two-day jewelry sale – 10 a.m. March 19 at the Hutchinson Regional Auxiliary Gift Shop, conference room B, 1701 E. 23rd Ave. Available are new earrings, necklaces, pashminas, hair accessories, rings, watches, etc. Proceeds to Hutch Regional Medical Center Auxiliary.

SENIORS Delos V. Smith Senior Center / 101 W. First Ave. (620) 662-0111 Monday: 8:45 a.m. tai chi exercise; 9 a.m. jewelry making, advanced bridge, shirt painting; 10 a.m. chair exercise; noon birthday luncheon (reservations only); 1 p.m. pitch (cards), quilting; 4 p.m. tai chi exercise; Tuesday: 8:45 a.m. yoga exercise; 10 a.m. free consultation with John Shaffer regarding legal questions (appointments only), knitting for charity; 1 p.m. free bingo, oil painting (all levels); 4 p.m. yoga exercise;

Wednesday: 8:45 a.m. qigong exercise; 9 a.m. woodcarving; 10 a.m. chair exercise, cribbage; 11 a.m. line dancing; 1 p.m. open bridge, hand and foot; 4 p.m. qigong exercise; Thursday: 8:45 a.m. tai chi exercise, 9 a.m. stained glass, twilling and quilting; 9:45 a.m. Y.A.H. ministry; 10 a.m. scratch art; 12:30 p.m. pinochle; 1 p.m. drawing and painting, bunco, Easter plates with Gloria; 3 p.m. “Journaling” on Family History; 4 p.m. tai chi exercise; Friday: 8:45 a.m. yoga exercise; 9 a.m. beading; 10 a.m. chair exercise; 1 p.m. bridge; 4 p.m. yoga exercise. Elmdale 50-Plus Center / 400 E. Ave. E (620) 663-2811 Monday: 10 a.m. dominos; noon lunch; 1 p.m. bunco; 7 p.m. dance; Tuesday: 1 p.m. creative cards; 1:30 p.m. line dance; Wednesday: 10 a.m. dominos; noon lunch; 1 p.m. card bingo, stitch and chat; 1:30 p.m. line dance; Thursday: 7 p.m. pitch; 7:30 p.m. dance for $5 (featuring Marlboro Band); Friday: 10 a.m. dominos; noon lunch; 1:15 p.m. bingo.



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Since he ventured out on his own, Jason Korb’s computer support business has only grown. “I’m in my third building in three years, and we’ve grown every time in size and people,” said the troubleshooter and network manager now working out of a storefront at 517 N. Main St. The latest staff edition was receptionist Amanda Munden, who joined MSA in January to handle calls and scheduling. His wife, Linda, joined the business about 18 months ago, primarily creating graphics and doing Web design. He’s been in the industry 15 years, Korb said, working for companies until he decided in 2008 to go out on his own. He started in the basement of his house, but within six months had grown enough to need more space. He also now subcontracts with two local software developers and three other IT (information technology) support agents in the Wichita area. MSA stands for “my support agent,” which is the main purpose of the company, Korb said.

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THE WEEK AHEAD Libraries protest Random House hike NEW YORK – The American Library Association is urging Random House Inc. to reconsider its steep increases in the price of e-books for library wholesalers Random House, the country’s largest trade publisher, has informed libraries that wholesale charges for e-books would rise by more than 20 percent for new adult releases and more than double for new children’s books. Random House noted that ebooks can be “repeatedly circulated without limitation,” unlike paper books, which eventually become worn or damaged. It also asked that libraries provide more information about patrons’ “borrowing patterns.” The library association issued a statement later Friday saying that libraries were enduring “extreme financial restraint,” which a major price hike would worsen.

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Top: The Main Street Dairy Queen reopened last week. Owners Nina and Rod Shaban also own the Dairy Queen Treat Center on Third Avenue. Above: Customers place orders at the newly reopened Dairy Queen on Main Street.

Customers swarm to business’ ‘soft opening’ BY JOHN GREEN The Hutchinson News

They had planned a “soft opening” this week after the purchase and remodeling of the Main Street Dairy Queen, said owner Rod Shaban. After just a day, however, word was out via Facebook and they’ve been overwhelmed since. The restaurant is still hiring and not yet up to full staff, but they’re happy for the business, said Shaban, who operates the restaurant with his wife, Nina. They completely remodeled the dining and serving areas of the restaurant, which has operated at 2515 N. Main St. for more than 30 years. Dairy Queen Corp. has several restaurant designs it can offer to its franchises, depending on their layout, Shaban said. He and his wife chose one using earth tones and central slate-covered colonnades. The redesign moved the public freezers from the center of the lobby area to one side of the dining room, opening a view from the order counter into the dining room. Also relocated were self-serve soda dispensers, which they moved from the order counter to a new side counter. “It creates a good flow,” Shaban said. “After they order, they move around to the pop and then seating.” Perhaps most noticeable to past

THE WEEK AHEAD Monday Institute for Supply Management releases its service sector index for February, 10 a.m.; Commerce Department releases factory orders for January, 10 a.m. Tuesday German chemical and pharmaceutical company Merck KGaA reports quarterly financial results. Wednesday Labor Department releases fourth-quarter productivity data Thursday Labor Department releases weekly jobless claim Friday Labor Department releases employment data for February. Germany’s releases export and import data for January.

Rachel Mandeville puts the “DQ curl” on a soft serve cone for a customer Friday afternoon. customers is the change in seating. The restaurant previously offered only booth seating. Those were eliminated in favor of tables. A few tables along the perimeter of the restaurant still have booth seats on one side, but chairs opposite. The couple also added some high-top tables, popular among teens, Shaban said. “We had letters from people saying put in tables,” Shaban said. “They like to sit in chairs.” The 2,200-square-foot restaurant will seat 58 people. He wasn’t sure of the prior limit, but he believes it’s

more seating than before, Shaban said. Behind the counter, the business doubled its topping containers. That will provide one for the front counter and a separate area for drive-through to prepare ice cream treats, “so they don’t walk all over each other.” The restaurant will be a full-service DQ, with a traditional Dairy Queen Brazier menu, ice cream and ice-cream cakes. Hours are 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. In summer, hours will expand to 10:30 a.m. to 11 p.m. weekdays, and until 11:30 p.m. on weekends. “We’re still hiring,” Shaban said. “We have about 16 people now. We want 20 to 22.” The Shabans interviewed many of the business’ former employees and hired several. The couple have operated a small Dairy Queen Treat Center at 12 E. Third Ave. since 1992. They bought the Main Street restaurant after the state seized it from its previous owners for nonpayment of taxes. The Shabans temporarily closed the treat center while the new restaurant was prepared. Plans are to reopen the Third Avenue business by mid-March. “It was expensive,” Shaban said of the remodel, though declining to reveal an amount. “We spent more than we expected to. But when people come in and thank us for reopening, it’s worth it. It’s been in business over 40 years. People are happy it didn’t go away.”


Facing costly fuel, airlines boost fares BY DAVID KOENIG AP Airlines Writer

DALLAS – Airfares are up and headed higher this summer. Airlines blame soaring fuel prices which could cost them billions more than last year. That means fares, which normally rise as the summer travel season nears, could increase faster than usual. Airlines have already pushed through two price increases this year, and it’s only February, when leisure travel is slow. It’s a sign of things to come. “You’ll see gradual increases and then a much bigger jump in April and May when people start shopping for the summer travel season,” says Rick Seaney, CEO of travel website

“We spent more than we expected to. But when people come in and thank us for reopening, it’s worth it. It’s been in business over 40 years. People are happy it didn’t go away.”

– From wire reports

Rod Shaban See AIRFARES / C9

HUTCHINSON AND RENO COUNTY ECONOMIC INDICATORS These are the latest economic indicator numbers for Hutchinson and Reno County. The information is supplied by the Hutchinson/Reno County Chamber of Commerce,

EMPLOYMENT Month November December Dec.2010 2011 YTD avg. 10 YTD avg.


Labor Force 35,445 34,911 34,591 34,905 34,969

Unemployment 5.4 % 5.2 5.4 5.9 5.7

HUTCHINSON, RENO BUILDING PERMITS Month Permits November 181 December 167 Dec.2010. 197 2011 YTD avg. 195 2010 YTD avg. 209

October: $78,113,008 November: $75,836,963 Nov. 2011: $72,810,353 ’11 YTD average : $75,124,616 ’10 YTD average: $73,101,671

Valuation $8.53M $1.22M $1.00M $2.78M $5.90M

Permits 8 3 4 7 6


Valuation $330,074 $117,500 $91,000 $542,273 $403,506

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PUBLIC RECORD MUNICIPAL COURT Cases tried February 27 to March 2 Jamie R. Mendenhall, Partridge, drive vehicle with no drivers license, $50 fine, $76 court costs, if defendant provides proof of valid drivers license within 30 days city will remit fine. Paulette L. Dupree, Medora, fail to provide proof of liability insurance, $300 fine, $115 fees/costs, if defendant provides proof of current insurance city will remit $150. Quinton J. Bower, 1015 N. Pershing, fail to provide proof of liability insurance, $300 fine, $10 fees/costs; drive while license suspended/cancelled/revoked, five days in jail, conditionally suspended six months, $100 fine, $76 court costs. Shane G. Johnson, Haven, obtaining a prescription-only drug by fraudulent means, 30 days in jail, conditionally suspended six months, $75 fine; obstructing legal process or official duty, 30 days in jail, conditionally suspended six months, $75 fine, $76 court costs. . Rebekah A. Ramstack,

1501 N. Ford, Room #738, purchase, consumption or possession of alcoholic liquor by a minor, $200 fine, $76 court costs. Hugo O. Ortiz Jr., 828 E. 8th Ave., harassment by telecommunications device, 30 days in jail, conditionally suspended six months, $100 fine, $136 fees/costs; fail to report accident, $100 fine, $76 court costs, must attend Pro Tech Driving School within 60 days. Adam R. Owston, 4718 Nickerson Blvd.No. 17, drive while license suspended/cancelled/revoked, five days in jail, conditionally suspended 90 days, $100 fine< $136 fees/costs. Sarah B. Alcorn, 4703 Mainline Drive, domestic battery, one year in jail, one year probation, $196 fees/costs, must serve 90 days; domestic battery, one year in jail, one year probation, must serve 90 days, $196 fees/costs, must serve 90 days. Floyd L. Trass, 222 E. 10th Ave., drive while license suspended/cancelled/revoked, five days in

jail, conditionally suspended 90 days, $100 fine, $76 court costs. Nikia F. Thomas, Buhler, fail to report accident, $75 fine, $76 court costs. Troy L. Snell, 1218 E. Fourth Ave., drive left of center, fine waived, $76 court costs. Michael R. Sifuentes, 1301 S. Maple, criminal damage to property, $35 fine, $76 court costs. Bradley H. Shafer, 1200 E. 11th Ave., Lot E 2, drive while license suspended /cancelled/revoked, five days in jail, 85 days house arrest, balance of sentence suspended one year, $750 fine, $76 court costs. Jewell R. Riggins, 1745 E. Third Ave., theft; obtaining or exerting unauthorized control over property or services, 10 days in jail, conditionally suspended six months, $75 fine, $186 fees/costs. Miguel E. Johns, 711 14th Terrace, purchase, consumption or possession of alcoholic liquor by a minor, $200 fine, $101 fees/costs, drivers license suspended 90 days. Dominque M. Hamm,

3200 Garden Grove Parkway No. 6B, battery, 60 days in jail, one year probation, $100 fine, $196 fees/costs. Markeisha D. Brown, 3200 Garden Grove Parkway No. 6B, battery, 60 days in jail, one year probation, $100 fine, $196 fees/costs. Daniel M. Banning, 30 Faircrest Drive, DUI; BAC .08 or more shown by competent evidence; First offense, 30 days in jail, six months probation, $750 fine, $356 fees/costs, must serve 48 hours.

MARRIAGE LICENSES Kevin Dion Tipton, 34, Hutchinson, and Maria Elena Franklin, 28, Ansley, Neb. Antron Vincent PattersonCox, 30, Hutchinson, and Shannon Renee Phares, 31, Wichita. Jeffrey Vaughan Petersen, 36, Hutchinson, and Sarah Mae White, 35, Hutchinson. Derick Stephen Heath, 29, Hutchinson, and Tara Renee Lange, 30, Hutchinson.

Jerry Lee Criner Jr., 51, Wichita, and Jonie Lynelle Spivey, 45, Wichita.

BANKRUPTCIES WICHITA – The following persons from central and southwest Kansas have filed bankruptcy petitions with the federal district court here. Filings are Chapter 7 unless otherwise noted. Bison Robert E. Barlow, Deborah E. Barlow, liabilities $95,040, assets $51,428. Dodge City Michael Ryan Lee, liabilities $38,498, assets $4,828. Monte Cannon Portenier, liabilities $51,543, assets $8,967. Halstead Chad Aaron Neptune, Candra Lynn Neptune, aka Candra Lynn Ruppe, Candra Lynn Deschner, liabilities $163,651, assets $67,800, Chapter 13. Hillsboro Daniel C. D’Albini, Elizabeth L. D’Albini, liabilities $271,244, assets $144,581.

Hutchinson Robert Carl Ruebke, liabilities $144,465, assets $111,947. Milo Jeremy Sutcliffe, Jennifer Lynn Sutcliffe, liabilities $272,106, assets $7,286. Ness City Hubert R. Kraft, Shirley A. Kraft, liabilities $76,920, assets $111,648. Newton Barry Eugene Klein, liabilities $280,006, assets $97,056. Frank Lee Sisson, Karen Sue Sisson, liabilities $116,786, assets $100,134. Pratt Kimberly Suzanne Perriman, aka Kimberly Suzanne Carmichael, Kimberly Suzanne Asbury, liabilities $71,240, assets $23,660, Chapter 13. Chapter 7, liquidation, business or personal; Chapter 11, business reorganization; Chapter 12, farmer reorganization; Chapter 13, personal reorganization. Dba: doing business as; aka: also known as.

Variety of scams can break up your spring break fun BY THE BETTER BUSINESS BUREAU

A spring break trip can leave you “spring broke” if you’re not too careful. All generations, from college students to their parents to their grandparents have particular challenges during this brief vacation season. When planning that getaway from the daily grind of work or school, your Better Business Bureau has a few suggestions. Students fall for fraudulent spring break offers every year, some that lead to money loss and some that simply lead to disappointing experiences. Travel packages that do not include confirmed hotel space or airline flights get sold. Extra fees can get tacked onto the “deals” which were not revealed at the time of sale. These tips can help avoid unpleasant spring break travel

experiences for college students: “Too good to be true” travel offers at extremely low rates or that must be purchased immediately to lock them in, should be viewed with suspicion. Get it all in writing. That should include specific airlines and hotels, total cost, cancellation penalties and restrictions where applicable.

If a charter flight is involved in your travel plans be sure to read the U.S. Department of Transportation’s tips on charter flights at http://airconsumer. For families that are traveling during spring break and wanting to avoid the hassles of making all the travel plans themselves, travel agents are the way to go. It’s important to remember, though, that the wrong agent or travel bureau can cause extreme frustration and disappointment. In 2011 the Better Business Bureau received more than 7,000 complaints about travel bureaus and agencies. That industry continues to rank near the top of the BBB’s top 25 for number of complaints and cost consumers close to $10 billion annually. Here are some

things to keep in mind in order to make your spring break trip a pleasant one: Use travel companies that you trust or that family and friends have recommended. Get details, including travel itineraries and booking confirmations in writing. Ask all the questions you want and get the cancellation and refund policies as well. Get the contact information for airlines, car rental companies and hotels that you’re using. Call them to confirm the arrangements. Check your homeowners and medical insurance policies to see what is covered and consider travel insurance if your coverage is inadequate. Use credit cards for payment for extra protection in case something goes wrong with your travel reservations. If you want to dispute

AGRICULTURE BRIEFS Partridge woman earns Expo Center is ahead of Premier Seed Grower honor schedule for July’s 3i Show Dolores Wagler, Partridge, was named 2011 Premier Seed Grower by Kansas Crop Improvement Association at the 2012 Kansas Seed and Crops Conference in Wichita on Feb. 22. To qualify, members must have several years experience as a certified seed producer, their business must have certified seed as a major component, it must exhibit quality consciousness in all production and sales practices and be involved in public service activities. Wagler spent her early years teaching school in Ohio and Canada before spending 15 years as a volunteer at a mission outreach in New York. She returned to her central Kansas roots and joined a cousin’s family farm and seed operation, Miller Seed Farms, doing whatever duties were necessary. Today, 19 years later, she manages the day-to-day operations of the 65-year-old seed business. She is actively involved in the production, record keeping, sales and promotion of quality certified seed. Her positive attitude and energetic, outgoing personality are appreciated by the loyal clientele that recognizes her competence and efficiency. Wagler currently serves on the Kansas Crop Improvement standards committee. Since its inception in 1930, 158 Premier Seed Grower awards have been presented. Recipients are selected by ballot with previous year’s honorees casting the votes. The award presentation is sponsored by the High Plains Journal. For further information, call Kansas Crop Improvement Association at (785) 532-6118, visit, or email

Western Kansas Manufacturers Association, sponsor of the annual 3i Show, announced the Western State Bank Expo Center is ahead of schedule and is currently due to be completed in midMay. The concrete floor section of the Expo Center was poured the first week of January and also has been completely enclosed for several weeks now. The annex sections that house the offices, restrooms and kitchen/concession are also enclosed at this time. Contractors are working to finish enclosing the dirt floor section of the building. The outdoor grounds are moving right along, too. Underground electrical is laid out, with a significant amount of grading complete. Trucks began hauling in fly ash last week for the outdoor surface preparation, which is scheduled to be completed with asphalt millings the beginning of April. The center is a new permanent venue for the 3i Show, set for July 12-14. More than 500 exhibitors attend the show each year from across the United States and Canada, displaying all types of agricultural equipment and services, and providing information to assist producers with their farm- and ranch-buying decisions. For more information or to reserve exhibit space for the upcoming show, visit, or contact the WKMA office directly at (877) 405-2883 or (620) 2278082.

Program requirements outlined for dairy producers MANHATTAN – Kansas Farm Service Agency Executive Director Adrian Polansky reminds dairy producers of some important program requirements to be eligible for payment

under the Milk Income Loss Contract program. “At this time, prices haven’t fallen to a level to trigger a MILC payment,” Polansky said. “However, we want all dairy producers to be aware of the program requirements should there be an opportunity for payments.” Producers shall notify the FSA office if there have been any changes to the dairy operation. Also, any new dairies that have not previously participated in the MILC program will need to fill out the CCC-580, Milk Income Loss Contract. If a payment rate is announced, dairy producers enrolled in the MILC program will need to provide their local county office with documentation showing the eligible milk production and commercial milk marketing for the months with a MILC payment rate in effect. When producers enroll in MILC, a payment start month is selected. This month remains the same through each program year, unless a change is requested on form CCC-580M. Producers who wish to change their MILC program start month can do so an unlimited number of times throughout their enrollment, provided the changes are made on or before the 14th day of the month prior to the new MILC production start month. The production start month designated cannot be changed if the new month being selected has already begun or has already passed. It is the producer’s responsibility to review their contract to determine the selected start month that will be applicable for FY2012. MILC has a production limitation of 2.985 million pounds eligible for payment through Aug. 31 for fiscal year 2012. MILC program partici-

any charges this will make things easier. Wire service funds cannot be tracked or refunded so avoid paying for your trip this way. The spring break season is a time when grandparents should be on alert as well. While college students are vacationing, their grandparents or other relatives are sometimes targeted for variations on the old “grandparents scam.” Scammers can pull information about students from their Facebook pages or other social networking sites. A college I.D. or drivers license left in a bar or on the beach can also provide a scammer with a window into that student’s private information. They then call a relative and ask for money to cover bail or other emergencies, claiming to be in trouble with authorities in Canada or Mexico. Over the phone they

may sound very much like the student being impersonated. The request is for money to be wired. Secrecy is asked for as well, of course, lest the scammer be found out. Avoid falling victim to such fraudulent attempts by staying in touch with the student or their parents before their spring break trip. If such a call comes, seek verification before wiring any money anywhere. It’s almost certainly a scam. Concerns and questions about spring break scams and issues should be made to your Better Business Bureau. Don’t let scammer get away with ruining a spring break getaway. Contact: Roberta Namee Better Business Bureau of KS 1-800-856-2417

BUILDINGS PERMITS pants are also required to comply with FSA’s Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) requirements each fiscal year. This certification, on a CCC-931, must be completed prior to a payment being disbursed. For more information about the MILC program, contact your county FSA Office or visit

Speaker focuses on price protection for crops At the invitation of Citizens Bank of Kansas, Agricultural Economist and Commodity Broker Mark Gold spoke to more than 100 producers in Medicine Lodge and Winfield on Feb. 22, sharing his insight and wisdom on price protection for crops and livestock. Utilizing a combination of cash sales of crops or livestock and buying protective options in the commodity market, the producer can protect the “floor” of the market while still taking advantage of higher commodity prices. Top Third Ag Marketing helps farmers and ranchers improve their marketing skills and help them thrive regardless of market conditions. For more information on Top Third Ag Marketing, visit

Border to Border Roofing, 421 E. Osborne, residential re-roof, $6,349 Donald and Wanda Nicholson, 925 N. Monroe, residential electrical and plumbing remodel, $10,000 Cheryl Canfield, 813 E. Fourth, residential re-roof, $2,000 Sidebottom Revocable Trust, 112 N. Grandview, residential re-roof, $3,000 Conan’s Home Improvement, 523 E. Eighth, resi-

dential re-roof, $2,000 Clusters Development, 1401 E. 23rd, No. 212, residential miscellaneous, $350 Interfaith Housing Services, 310 E. Eighth, new single-family move-in, $24,030 Willie and Diana Miller, 401 E. Carpenter, residential electrical and plumbing remodel, $700 Rhett and Sandra Harper, 924 E. Third, residential interior and exterior repairs, $1,500

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The Hutchinson News


Meghan Patni, a Wichita native and a fourth-year medical student at the KU School of Medicine-Wichita, is receiving hands-on clinical training in Hutchinson from Timothy Crater, M.D., at the Hutchinson Clinic. PATNI Patni will be in Hutchinson through March 24. The KU School of Medicine-Wichita Rural Preceptorship program exposes medical students to community-based medicine in rural Kansas communities, which is the most common kind of care across the state. The program is in support of the school’s mission to educate doctors for Kansas and allows medical students an opportunity to participate in clinical medicine, procedures, hospital care, community health and the business of medicine in a rural setting. HAYS – Dr. Shala Mills, chair of the Department of Political Science at Fort Hays State University, has been named the national coordinator for the Global Challenges Project called “Global Challenges: Promise and Peril in the 21st Century.” The project was made possible by the collaboration of the American Democracy Project, initiated by the American Association of State Colleges and Universities(AASCU); The New York Times Knowledge Network; and teaching faculty from 10 AASCU institutions that serve as the organization’s global engagement scholars. The course was inspired by the Seven Revolutions class framework created by the Center for Strategic and International Studies to examine key trends likely to impact the world over the next 30 years. Those trends are in the areas of population, resource management, technological innovation and diffusion, development and dissemination of information and knowledge, economic integration and globalization, the nature and mode of security, and the challenge of governance. The course relies on the most recent research in learning environments that combine the best of online and face-to-face learning models. FHSU has long supported the project, previously called the Seven Revolutions Project, through the scholarship and teaching of FHSU faculty who have served as AASCU scholars for the project. Dr. Curt Brungardt, director of the Center for Civic Leadership, in 1981 and 1984; Brett

Whitaker, instructor of leadership studies, in 2006 and 2008; and Darrell Hamlin, adjunct professor of leadership studies, have all contributed to the development of the course and were co-authors of the course’s Teaching Toolkit. Mining engineering professor Dr. Braden Lusk has been named the recipient of two prominent awards – the J.W. Woomer Award and the International Society of Explosives Engineers President’s Award. Lusk, a 1996 Buhler high school graduate, is the son LUSK of Trex and Teresa Lusk of Hutchinson. The J.W. Woomer Award is a national honor presented by the Coal & Energy Division of the Society of Mining, Metallurgy and Exploration to a recipient in recognition of engineering achievement by young professionals within the industry. Only one individual is recognized annually with this award. Lusk received the award at the Society for Mining, Metallurgy and Exploration conference Feb. 19-22 in Seattle. In addition, Lusk recently received a President’s Award from the International Society of Explosives Engineers (ISEE) at its annual awards banquet. According to the ISEE website, “The President’s Award is presented to those who have contributed their time and talent to the organization – for commendable volunteer effort to the Society.” Lusk joined the mining engineering faculty in 2006 and teaches its blasting courses. He gained national exposure with a recurring role on the Discovery Channel’s show “The Detonators,” and his current research areas include blast mitigation, environmental justice and waterside dam security. Janet McMurray, group consultant for Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas, recently received the company’s President’s Award for her sales performance in 2011, according to Mark Dolsky, vice president of sales and marketing. The President’s Award is given to the MCMURRAY member of the external sales staff who achieves the highest percentage of his or her health insurance goal. McMurray achieved 126 percent of her goal to win for the first time.

McMurray also qualified for the company’s Distinguished Sales Achievement Club for a second time by meeting or surpassing all of her annual goals. In addition to her health goal, McMurray achieved 301 percent of her dental insurance goal and 103 percent of her life insurance goal. In addition, McMurray was recognized by Advance Insurance Company of Kansas, a subsidiary of Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas, for exceeding her life insurance sales goals. McMurray joined the company in 2000 and was promoted to group consultant in 2009. She works from the company’s regional office in Hutchinson. She markets BCBSKS products to businesses in the following counties: Barber, Comanche, Edwards, Harper, Kingman, Kiowa, Pawnee, Pratt, Reno, Rice and Stafford. The Hutchinson Correctional Facility announced several promotions.

promoted to Physical Plant Supervisor Specialist. Lowe began his career with the facility in November 1999 as a LOWE Physical Plant Supervisor. In the last 10 months he’s assumed the duties of the supervisor specialist, concentrating on coordinating assignments as well as acting as a liaison between maintenance and departments throughout the facility. Before starting with Hutchinson Correctional Facility, he worked as a service technician and training coordinator for Aqua Temp Company in California. Lowe is a graduate of Maryvale High in Phoenix, Ariz.. and served as a member of the Navy for 15 years. He is also a KLETC-certified law enforcement officer with the state of Kansas and has worked previously as an officer at Bentley.

Brian Fisk, Robert Hurt and Matthew Simon were all been promoted to master sergeant. Fisk started his career with the facility in July 2004 as a corrections officer and has worked in a variety of areas throughout his career, including the position of sergeant, and during previFISK ous employment with the KDOC, as a master sergeant. He is a graduate of Wheatridge High School in Wheatridge, HURT Colo., and is a veteran of the U.S. Navy. Hurt began his career with the facility in April 2002 as a corrections officer. He SIMON became a sergeant in June 2005 and is a member of the Special Operations Response Team (SORT). He is a graduate of Nickerson High School and is working toward his Associates Degree in Criminal Justice with Hutchinson Community College. Simon started with the facility in October 2009 as a corrections officer. He was promoted to sergeant in December 2010. He is a graduate of Haven High School and continued his education in Pastoral Ministries at Hesston College. Also, Rod Lowe has been

Nick Ramsey was selected for a service learning internship with the Hutchinson/Reno County Chamber of Commerce. He began working with the Chamber on Monday. Ramsey is taking part in the Service Learning Program at Hutchinson High School and will be RAMSEY volunteering with the chamber until the end of the school year. The program is offered to students who are interested in learning more about a business or agency. Students use a period of their class time to job-shadow under a business leader for a trimester. Ramsey will serve in various roles at the chamber, including assisting with marketing, visitor information and programming. Ramsey is a junior at Hutchinson High School. He is an active leader on the student council and in the Communities That Care Youth Leadership Group. He is also a member of the Hutchinson High School golf team and a part-time employee of the Kansas Cosmosphere and Space Center. Two area residents were among recipients of the 2012 Excellence in Conservation and Environmental Education Awards from the Kansas Association for Conservation and Environmental Education. Nominated by their peers, the awardees exhibit outstanding innovation, leadership and achievement, as well as collaboration and co-

BUSINESS BRIEFS Barton Community College Nurse aid course in Lyons sets courses to aid CMAs to begin in late March GREAT BEND – Barton Community College has scheduled two upcoming Certified Medication Aide Update courses to provide CMAs with continuing education and a review of medications and delivery styles. The first is 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday at Ellsworth County Medical Center, 1602 Aylward Ave. in Ellsworth, and the second, the same times April 10-11 on the Barton campus in the Learning Resource Center, L-136. The CMA Update will enhance participants’ knowledge and skills essential for proper storage, handling and administration of medications. It also will provide updates on how drugs react with food and other drugs, legal guidelines and regulations pertaining to medication administration and the older adult. Pre-registration is required and students must make pre-payment for the class prior to the first class session. Registration is $84 for Barton County residents and $87 for non-county residents. The fee includes tuition, fees, recertification fee and materials. Participants are required to bring photocopies of their nurse aide and medication aide certificates for verification and their Social Security card with their current name. For more information or to enroll, call the Nursing Department at (800) 732-6842.

GREAT BEND – Barton Community College will offer a Certified Nurse Aide course in Lyons. The class will meet 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, March 27 through May 3, at Lyons Good Samaritan Center, 1311 S. Douglas. The instructor is Linda Runge. Students are required to complete an enrollment process that includes an admission application to Barton, a reading assessment, completion of documents and payment prior to the start of the class. To receive certification, students must complete the state examination. Scholarships for parttime students are available. To receive more information or to enroll in the course, call Barton’s Nursing at (800) 732-6842.

Cancer symposium set for HaysMed on March 31 HAYS – HaysMed will sponsor a cancer symposium 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. March 31 at the Hadley Rooms at HaysMed, 2220 Canterbury in Hays. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. Speakers for the program include doctors Anne O’Dea, January Fields, Manmohan Biring and Sameh Abuerreish, all with HaysMed. Topics will include: factors associated with increased risk of developing breast cancer; genetic counseling and/or testing for inherited breast cancer syndromes; modifiable risk factors for breast cancer; epidemiology of Non-

Hodgkin’s Lymphoma; treatment strategy and drugs used for subtypes of NonHodgkin’s lymphoma; epidemiology and screening practices for colorectal disease; common inherited diseases associated with colorectal cancer; pathophysiology, staging workup and basic surgical principles for treatment of colorectal cancer; principles of chemotherapy in the adjuvant and metastatic settings and current trends in lung cancer screening. The program is designed for physicians, PAs, RNs, LPNs, ARNPs, social workers, PTS, OTs and other health care professionals. This course is approved for four hours continuing education credit for CNE, CME and Respiratory Care Continuing Education. Application has been made for ASRT Category A credit. Cost is $50 for non HaysMed Associates, $25 for Critical Access Hospital employees and there is no charge for HaysMed Associates. A light meal is included in the registration. To register, call (800) 2480073, ext. 5500, or email

Nominations being taken for appreciation awards Nominations for the Kansas Department of Commerce’s annual Business Appreciation Month awards are now open. The awards serve as a statewide tribute to businesses for their contributions to Kansas and their local communities. The awards are announced each June. Region-

al finalists are recognized at an awards ceremony during the Kansas Cavalry Encampment, with the top nominee receiving the Governor’s Award of Excellence, which is the top award given to a business by the state. Nominations are accepted from chambers of commerce, economic development organizations, small business development centers, organizations and individuals. Companies may also nominate themselves. Nominations, accepted through 5 p.m. March 30, will be evaluated in April, with regional winners in the manufacturing/distribution, service, retail and hospital/nonprofit categories selected. In May, the overall finalists give a presentation about their company and community involvement to a panel of judges. The recipient of the Governor’s Award of Excellence is then announced at the Kansas Cavalry Encampment awards ceremony in June. Late nominations cannot be accepted. Award qualifications include: business expansion in Kansas; successful employee retention and recruitment practices; employee training/educational programs; capital investment in Kansas; and support of local activities, including school activities, community events, economic development and leadership programs. To submit an online nomination, visit For more information, contact the department’s Krista Mellen at (785) 296-7911 or kmellen@

operation within and beyond the environmental education field. Heather Teasley, a Pratt preK-16 educator, received the KACEE Award. Teasley has been a kindergarten teacher in USD 382 for seven years. Her classroom is rich with environmental education, including recycling, partnerships with the local Farm Bureau to do to visit a local farm and learn about farming, health and environment, trips to the local fish hatchery and “tree walks.” It is clear to both students and parents that Teasley puts a lot of energy and imagination into her teaching. Teasley has also been actively involved in providing leadership for early childhood EE, volunteering her time and expertise to share her passion with other early childhood educators. Eric Giesing, with the Kansas Wetland Education Center near Great Bend, received the Rising Star Award. Giesing was hired at the KWEC in 2010 as an educator and was charged with creating educational program for grades 7-12. Giesing has met this challenge well and has provided many new ideas that have helped the KWEC to “think outside the box” in how the center provides education to their patrons. In his first two years, Giesing has established an impressive environmental education curriculum at the KWEC. He has created and promoted a list of 18 programs available to schools and he has worked with most of the schools in the region. The programs he offers are tied to the Kansas Science Standards. Perhaps the most impressive part of his program development is his flexibility to provide programs to schools on just about any topic teachers throw his way. Giesing has worked hard to help host events at the KWEC on migratory birds, black-footed ferrets and wild turkey hunting, making the KWEC an important player in environmental education in the state. Both will be recognized at an awards ceremony April 13 at Heritage Hall in Topeka sponsored by KACEE and the Kansas Department of Wildlife & Parks. Ticket information is available at or by calling (785) 532-1902. Dr. Steve Crain is the new campus minister for McPherson College. The campus minister is responsible for the spiritual life of the McPherson College campus. Among his responsibilities are creating spiritual formation programs, supporting students of faith and connecting stu-

dents in need to available resources. The campus minister helps create the connection between the intellectuCRAIN al and spiritual at the college. Crain comes to McPherson from Fort Wayne, Ind., where he has served as director of Christian formation at Trinity Episcopal Church, co-chaplain for Timbercrest Senior Living Community and adjunct faculty at the Department of Philosophy and Theology at the University of Saint Francis. He also has previous experience as a campus pastor at Manchester College. Ordained in the Church of the Brethren, Crain holds a bachelor’s degree in physics from Stanford, a master’s in theology from Fuller Theological Seminary and a master’s in history and philosophy of science from the University of Notre Dame – from which he also received his doctorate in theology. His academic focus has been on the relationship between theology and natural science; in his spare time, he’s a passionate reader and outdoorsman. Master Trooper Jason Hoffman was promoted to lieutenant by the Kansas Highway Patrol, effective Dec. 11, 2011. Hoffman began his career with the Patrol May 11, 2003, as a recruit trooper at the Training Academy in Salina. Upon completion of his training, Hoffman was stationed in Troop F (south-central region), in Sedgwick County. He was promoted HOFFMAN to master trooper in May 2010, still serving in Sedgwick County. With his promotion to lieutenant, Hoffman will supervise troopers in the Hutchinson and surrounding areas. During his career with the patrol, Hoffman has served as a Traffic Stop Team Instructor since 2007. He was a recruit class coach for KHP Class No. 47 in 2008 and for Class No. 49 in 2010. Hoffman served as a field training officer in 2009. Hoffman is a graduate of Bishop Carroll High School in Wichita. He attended Hutchinson Community College from August 1998-May 1999. Hoffman earned a bachelor of science degree in criminal justice, with a minor in sociology, and graduated summa cum laude from Wichita State University in May 2003.

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Airfares ● From Page C1 The latest data on average fares show that Southwest charged $140 each way during the fourth quarter, JetBlue charged $156 and United Continental charged $270. Length of flight accounted for most of the difference – on a per-mile basis, prices were similar. The average fare rose 9 percent between January 2011 and January 2012, according to Airlines for America, a trade group of the biggest carriers. Fuel is driving the increases. The spot price of jet fuel rose 18 percent over the same period, according to government figures. Airlines burn 48 million gallons per day, making fuel their biggest expense. There’s little that airlines can do about fuel prices. They hedge, which is like buying insurance against big price spikes, and they’ve been adding more-efficient planes, but it takes years to replace a whole fleet. The simplest response is to raise fares – that’s what they did nearly a dozen times last year. Airlines will respond to higher fuel prices this year by boosting fares, running fewer sales, and cutting some flights, predicts Deutsche Bank analyst Michael Linenberg. He noted that despite a weak economy last year, the seven carriers in Airlines for America used the same moves to boost revenue by $14.1 billion, more than offsetting a $12.2 billion increase in fuel spending. If they aren’t careful, airlines

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A Southwest Airlines Boeing 737 waits to take off at Chicago’s Midway Airport as another lands. Airfares are up and headed higher this summer. could price more passengers out of the market. That’s what’s happening to Jessica Streeter, a 27-year-old teacher and doctoral candidate in Philadelphia who took four plane trips last year. She and a companion planned to fly to Florida next month, but when fares shot above $300, they decided that they’ll visit friends in Pittsburgh instead. A planned summer trip to Belgium with an aunt is looking doubtful unless they can find a last-minute deal. “With the economy down, these fares are hard on people,” she says.

“It’s hard to get away when you’re on a budget.” Vacationers are usually the first to cut back on travel if it becomes too expensive. Americans are already paying an average of $3.72 a gallon for gasoline, up 30 cents in just the last month. “About 75 percent of leisure travel is not essential,” says George Hobica of the travel website “Fares have reached a ceiling. I think you’ll see more people stay home, or they’ll drive or take the bus or the train.” Even business travel, which ac-

Iowa makes it a crime to lie to record farm animal abuse ■ Similar laws have been considered in other agriculture states. BY MIKE GLOVER Associated Press

DES MOINES, Iowa – Iowa became the first state Friday to make it a crime to surreptitiously get into a farming operation to record video of animal abuse. Republican Gov. Terry Branstad signed the law despite protests, letters and campaigns launched on Twitter and Facebook by animal welfare groups that have used secretly taped videos to sway public opinion against what they consider cruel practices. But Branstad’s action wasn’t a surprise. Iowa is the nation’s leading pork and egg producer, and the governor has strong ties to the state’s agricultural industry. He signed the measure in a private ceremony and issued no statement about his decision. Legislatures in seven other states – Illinois, Indiana, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, New York and Utah– have considered laws that would enhance penalties against those who secretly record video of livestock, though the efforts have stalled in some states. Iowa’s law makes lying on a job application to get access to a farm facility a serious misdemeanor, punishable with up to one year in prison and a fine of up to $1,500. A second convic-

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A frame grab from a video made by an undercover member of the group shows chicks corralled at Hy-Line North America’s hatchery in Spencer, Iowa. The Iowa Legislature has become the first to approve a bill making it a crime to surreptitiously get into a farming operation with the intention of documenting animal abuse. tion carries harsher penalties. It won overwhelming approval in the Iowa Legislature on Tuesday. Animal rights groups had called on Branstad to veto the bill, saying it ignores strong public sentiment that favors proper treatment of animals and methods of oversight that ensure safe food. “Iowans deserve to know where their food is coming from, they deserve to know how the animals they’re consuming have been treated, they deserve to have the farms held accountable for the conditions in these facilities,” said Suzanne McMillan, spokeswoman for the American Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. “He’s really going against all those concerns and priorities that Iowans hold.”

But John Weber, who grows grain and raises hogs near Dysart, about 100 miles northeast of Des Moines, said most farmers don’t abuse or mistreat their animals and there are systems in place to deal with mistreatment when it’s reported. He called the new law a good piece of legislation. “It will give some protection for farmers from people who enter their facilities fraudulently,” he said. Iowa farmers have felt under attack since activists distributed a series of videos that they claimed showed the mistreatment of animals, from pigs being beaten to chicks being ground up alive. The state typically has more than 19 million hogs and 54 million egg-laying chickens in barns and confinement buildings.

BUSINESS BRIEFS Trade-networking event scheduled for Seneca Seneca, in Nemaha County in northeast Kansas, will host an international tradenetworking event 8:30 a.m. to noon March 14 at Settle Inn at Spring Creek, 1615 North St. The event is open to company owners and economic development officials who are interested in conducting international business. The event will give such participants an opportunity to network with active exporters and hear from federal and state officials about available resources. The program includes sessions on getting started in conducting international business, using state and federal resources and the Kansas State Trade Export Promotion (STEP) Grant. Speakers include company representatives from Bio-Microbics, Wenger Manufacturing, and Landoll Corp., all previous winners of the Governor’s Export of the Year Award, which recognizes exceptional international marketing success

and encourages growth of the state’s export markets. Additional speakers will be Ruby Sirna, international trade specialist, U.S. Department of Commerce; Linda Glover, senior LRS, USBA; and Nathalie Scharf, STEP Grant manager, Kansas Department of Commerce. For online registration and complete program details, go to Registration is free, and lunch will be provided. For more information, contact Linda Honeyman, Seneca Travel and Tourism, (785) 3363663, or the Department’s Greg Call, (316) 771-6808,

St. Rose sleep disorder center moves to 2nd floor GREAT BEND – St. Rose Ambulatory and Surgery Center’s Sleep/Wake Disorders Center has moved from the third floor to the second and is home to new equipment and a new staff member. Once the expansion is

complete, the center’s capacity will increase from an average of 24 patients per month to 36. Four rooms are now available, instead of two, and all have their own bathroom and shower; one is handicapped accessible. Susan Deweese, R.N., is new to the sleep lab. She has been a registered nurse for 37 years and is now specializing in sleep technology. Sleep apnea, which causes breathing to stop during sleep, is a common reason people seek help. Other reasons include sleep disturbance related to night-shift work and restless leg syndrome. Sometimes medications are prescribed and other times a nighttime CPAP device is the answer. CPAP stands for continuous positive airway pressure. Steven Ronsick, M.D., the St. Rose center’s medical director, sees about 60 sleepdisorder patients per month in Great Bend; he is based at the Hutchinson Clinic. Ronsick is the only area physician who is board certified in sleep medicine.

counts for an outsized share of airline revenue, could be affected. Corporate profits rose strongly in 2011, which helped prop up business travel. But research firm FactSet, which surveys analysts, estimates that first-quarter earnings will barely rise. Kevin Mitchell of the Business Travel Coalition, which represents corporate travel managers, says big corporations have set their travel budgets for the year. But at smaller firms, he says, “if it feels like it’s getting more expensive, they’ll cut back or look for cheaper ways to do things.”

Computer ● From Page C1 “A lot of our customers are medical customers, since my background was with a medical software company,” Korb said. “It got me into the industry. It’s a more specialized field, since you have to know HIPPA (medical privacy laws) and it has much higher security than most people have to worry about.” Mostly, Korb said, they act as contracted IT for companies that don’t have their own IT staff. “We take care of their internal needs and network

The big airlines have tried to raise prices four times this year and succeeded twice. When they failed, it was because discount airlines such as Southwest and JetBlue declined to go along. Consumers will change airlines just to save a few dollars, and the Internet has made comparison-shopping much easier. Still, when it comes to setting prices, the airlines are dealing from a position of strength. Since 2008, mergers have eliminated three major U.S. airline companies and reduced competition.

security,” he said. “We’ll set up new equipment and manage it, with 24-hour monitoring to ensure critical systems are up and going when they need to be.” “We also do work at the residential level and for commercial business,” he said. “We do PC repair, virus removal and troubleshooting. We can upgrade memory, replace hard drives and do commercial upgrades. We don’t sell computers commercially, except for business upgrades. And those we order, we don’t carry stock because we can’t compete with Walmart and Best Buy.” One thing that sets them apart, Korb said, is that

MSA will “do house calls.” When Linda Korb joined the business, it branched out into website and full graphic design, Korb said. “We do brochures and business cards,” he said. “We outsource the actual printing, but we do the design work ourselves. We can create a company logo and do a full package, with letterhead and business cards.” Linda developed her talents at Gregory’s, a graphic business in Buhler, where Jason also worked for a time on the businesses IT side. For more information about the business, visit, or call 708-4085.

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Dangerous crosswalks Flashing yellow lights create a false sense of walker safety rosswalks on Plum Street and 11th Avenue around HutchinC son Community College and the Cosmosphere were dangerous before. The city might have unintentionally made them more dangerous by installing pedestrian-activated yellow flashing lights in these locations. A misleading and confusing crosswalk might have been at least in part to blame for a serious accident Monday when a 58-year-old Hutchinson man was hit by a car as he made his way across the 11th Avenue crosswalk. The man remains in grave condition in a Wichita hospital. The city, in cooperation with the college and Cosmosphere, installed that light in 2010 in the interest of making the crosswalk safer for pedestrians. Another was

installed last year at a Plum Street crosswalk in front of the college. The problem is the lights are flashing yellow, not red, lights. A flashing yellow light to most drivers means slow down and yield. Should work. But a flashing yellow light is not the same as a flashing red light, which clearly means stop. And stop is what traffic should do when a pedestrian activates the lights. So why not make them red lights? It’s not as if they are flashing all the time. Only when a pedestrian is trying to cross. Instead of ensuring safety, a flashing yellow light creates a false sense of security for the pedestrian. He thinks traffic is going to stop since he activated the light, but cars aren’t necessarily going to stop for a flashing yellow light. The city should immediately change the bulbs on these lights to red, or take them out to avoid the confusion.


lights should be switched to red and there isn’t any reason they should flash. A solid red light means stop. People can’t say they don’t know that. A flashing red light means stop and proceed with caution. That’ll leave the door open to people using their own judgment on what “proceeding with caution” means. ….

over the street or pedestrians should utilize the lights and crosswalk at the intersection.

● … Building a crosswalk over the street is entirely unrealistic. Way too expensive and building it high enough that all vehicles can clear it presents many obstacles. But on the realistic side, they need to just use the intersection cross● If regulations do not allow the walks that have been there forever. How is walking a little farther lights to be a solid red (no flashing) then why not build a crosswalk going to hurt anyone?

Cancer questions Buhler officials right to address concerns residents have on rate he question for Buhler Grade School has now become a quesT tion for the community of Buhler and is a question for all of us: How come there is so much cancer? The Buhler school district and, now, the city have taken a serious but rational approach to concerns raised about what appears to be a high incidence of cancer at Buhler Grade School and in the community. The school district, in the wake of the deaths of two teachers to cancer last year, commissioned an indoor environmental study. The results of that inspection last month found that the school was safe for occupancy. It found no asbestos or high level of any cancer-causing toxins. It did identify elevated levels of radon in part of the school’s basement, but that isn’t a frequently occupied part of the building. Radon gas is a serious concern for schools, and all should be tested. Last week, NBC News reported that many school districts have not responded to this threat. With an overall clean environmental review, people in Buhler now want to know what else might be causing cancer in the community. Buhler water generally has tested OK, the Kansas Department of Health and Environment has confirmed. Still, KDHE, at the city’s request, is going to study cancer incidence rates in Buhler to see if a “cancer cluster” is present. Both the school district and the

city are wise to take people’s concerns seriously, do whatever testing is available and be completely transparent about the findings. They also are wise to urge calm and patience. Residents of Buhler shouldn’t panic any more than the rest of us. “There seems to be more cancer these days” is a thought that has run through the minds of many in recent years. We keep wondering whether someday scientists will identify a cause for seemingly unexplainable cancers in otherwise healthy people – whether it is cell phone usage, overhead power lines or something in the air, soil or water. Something. But while cancer might seem to be on the rise, over the last decade statistics show the incidence actually has declined. That is a generality, as some cancers have become more common while others less so. Cancer is a fact of life. Men today have a 45 percent chance of getting some kind of cancer during their lifetime and women, 38 percent. The good news is that the survival rate for most cancers has improved dramatically – to about 70 percent from 50 percent three decades ago. That, of course, is of little solace to those in the Buhler schools, community, and anyone who has lost someone close to cancer. They do deserve the compassion shown by searching for answers. And it looks like they at least will know whether their school and the community are at higher risk than anywhere else.


A hellish time in NYC I was confident when I left my companions after a Broadway show in New York on an evening not so long ago that I was headed in the right direction to my hotel near Times Square. I was confident because my companions – who were staying in Brooklyn and were veteran NYCgoers – said “Go that way.” So I did. Yet what should have been a five-minute walk to the hotel – and put me in bed long before my friends arrived at the Brooklyn apartment – literally turned into a hellish walk. Or, more accurately, a walk into Hell’s Kitchen. Yes, NYC’s infamous Hell’s Kitchen. As I turned the corner after leaving the theater I felt something just wasn’t right. There was a Starbucks I hadn’t noticed before – businesses more than street signs provide direction for me in most large cities. It was January, it was cold, and I had a nippy five-minute walk ahead of me. I stopped and got a café mocha to go to ward off the evening’s chill. What I didn’t know until much later was that my cell phone, tucked safely and silently in my purse, was ringing incessantly and wracking up numerous text messages. I had silenced my phone during the Broadway show and hadn’t given it a thought since. The calls and texts, had I heard them, would have kept me from venturing into Hell’s Kitchen. Ah, but then there’d be no story to tell. As I started walking from Starbucks in the direction I thought would take me to my hotel, the bright lights of Broadway and Times Square faded. Something’s not right, I noted. It’s too dark. The only light seemed to be an eerie glow of devilish red light coming from Times Square several long city blocks away. I could hear the drumbeat of my heart in my ears as a guy darted

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Mary Rintoul from a dark corner and headed my way. Holy cannoli, I thought, this cannot be happening. My name will be buried among a host of stupid NYC tourists who lost their way and were raped, robbed, beaten and murdered over a cup of Starbucks coffee. Or over venturing unescorted into Hell’s Kitchen late at night. Alas, the guy, whose hands were shoved deep into his jacket pockets, barely acknowledged me. I walked another two blocks, looked up at a street sign and decided that heading back to Times Square where the people are loud but friendly was smarter than staying in my present surroundings. That meant, however, I had to turn around – a very clear indication I was a lost tourist and fresh meat for anyone watching. But I turned around, thinking I could throw my lukewarm coffee in the face of any would-be attacker. Never once did I think about my cell phone, likely because I’d already decided I wasn’t stopping for anyone or anything. My target was Times Square. I made it! I looked up and down the street, so completely turned around now that I made the wrong choice – again. But this time I corrected quickly and allowed street signs to guide me back to the hotel. Forty minutes later I turned the key in my hotel room door and basked in the safety of the confines. I took my phone from my purse and noticed the multitude of

texts and missed calls. The first text: “If you get this, turn around. We gave you the wrong directions.” Really? Really? I wanted to shout. Tell that to my beaten and battered body lying on some street in Hell’s Kitchen. My first cruel thought was not to call my Brooklyn friends and let them stew a bit longer. But they had made an honest mistake and indeed had to backtrack to the subway after leaving the theater because they, too, had gotten turned around. I let them know I had found my way to the hotel, but they didn’t inform me until the next day that I had ventured into Hell’s Kitchen. The adventure piqued my curiosity about this particular neighborhood, and I learned that Hell’s Kitchen has overcome its reputation for crime and bloodshed, which it earned in the 19th century. The area was a notorious haven for gangs. And I found it amusing that during Hell’s Kitchen criminal heydays, cops walked in pairs when they patrolled the neighborhood. Lesson noted. Today, according to several websites, Hell’s Kitchen is a vibrant neighborhood that is fighting “gentrification.” Yes, it’s worried about being too upscale, like neighboring Chelsea. It wants to retain its working class citizenry, but the area is attracting wealthier, younger professionals who are driving up rents. So the gangs are gone but the warfare continues. Had I known any of this on that cold evening when I walked this area alone, I might have been comforted. But I doubt it. Fear and darkness play with the mind, and Hell’s Kitchen definitely found its playground on that particular January night. Mary Rintoul is managing editor of The Hutchinson News. Email:

The times they are a-changin’ A few days ago, a U.S. Marine returned to the States after six months in Afghanistan. Spotting his new honey among the people waiting, he rushed forward and planted an enthusiastic kiss – their first kiss, as it turns out. A friend snapped a picture and posted it on Facebook. And all heck broke loose. Under other circumstances, it would have been an event noteworthy only for being ordinary, a scene we’ve seen played out a million times. But we’ve never seen it like this. That’s because Sgt. Brandon Morgan’s “honey” is a guy named Dalan Wells and that photo of them playing same-sex tonsil hockey thus manages to simultaneously affirm and subvert a cherished bit of patriotic iconography: the returning serviceman being greeted by the one he loves. The image forces us to see an old thing in a new way. It is a sign of the times – jarringly so for some. That’s why it went viral, why it has made international headlines and sparked thousands of comments on message boards. You can probably predict the contents without bothering to read them. On the one hand are best wishes for the happy couple and gratitude for Morgan’s service. On the other, claims that the picture induces nausea or proves the country is going to hell at warp 9. One individual phrased it thusly on a Miami Herald message board: “Sick, degrading, and deviant behavior. these low life’s (sic) need to be dishonorably discharged from the Marines.” And so it goes. As it happens, there is serendipity in the timing of this controversy. It comes, after all, just months after the mortifying episode wherein a

Leonard Pitts gay soldier serving in Iraq was booed by the audience at a GOP debate while the presidential contenders stood by and said nothing. Indeed, at least one GOP candidate – the reliably entertaining Rick Santorum – has promised, if elected, to reinstate the military’s demeaning “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy, under which gay people were considered good enough to risk their lives for this country, but not good enough to be open about their sexual identities while so doing. That promise is part of a breathtaking Republican lurch – not just to the right, as a number of pundits have framed it, but to the past. On issue after issue – gay rights, contraception, labor rights – the goal seems to be to return the nation to the supposed tranquility of its Beaver Cleaver years, before Martin Luther King had his dream, before Betty Friedan wrote her book, before Rock Hudson was gay, before everything changed. And while it’s doubtful Morgan and Wells set out to make any particular point, the sheer joyousness of their reunion makes one, nonetheless – the same point a similar kiss between two Navy petty officers, both women, made just two months ago. Namely, that you cannot put the toothpaste back in the tube. Or, as Fleetwood Mac once put it, “yesterday’s gone, yesterday’s

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GOP presidential candidate Rick Santorum, shown Saturday in Wilmington, Ohio, has promised, if elected, to reinstate the “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy. gone.” And the sooner the Grand Old Party concedes that and stops pandering to the bitterness and fear of dead-enders and hardliners still desperately clinging to the broken remains of Beaver Cleaver’s white picket fence, the better off we all will be. Their fear is that pretty soon, no one will fear, that we are approaching a day when a kiss like this will make no news, merit no attention, because it will be normal. They are right, of course. That is entirely the point. There is something bracing in the very publicness and unselfconsciousness of that lip lock. Coming after years of government imposed silence and government mandated lies of omission, it feels not unlike sunlight and fresh air blasting into a room that has been dark and stuffy for years. And it suggests four words of advice to those discomfited by this newborn change. Get used to it. Email Leonard Pitts at

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Gas price greed Greed, good old-fashioned corporate greed, this is what we can blame for this latest drastic rise in the price of gasoline. But, greed is only part of the reason for this action. Most of the time, these crony corporate owners like the Koch Brothers, Exxon, Mobil, BP, Chevron and other big gas and oil people, raise gas prices when “the time is right.” Like summertime, vacation time, holiday time, or wartime. But this time it is “timed” to undermine the rise in the economic time we are experiencing now. What better than raise the price of a commodity we all must use? Gas. But there is no good reason for this raise. There is no shortage, in fact there is a surplus. The price of oil is down, not up. The war in Iraq is over and the war in Afghanistan is winding down. U.S. demand is down, the lowest in 10 years. U.S. production is up due to President Obama’s direction. This gas hike is due solely to “greed!” The oil and gas corporations have been pulling this stuff forever and the oil and gas speculators are also greedy. The speculators control 70 percent of all the gas on the American market and they are loosely regulated. They need to be highly regulated and there is some hope in the works with a new bill. Let President Obama and our congress people know we need this done. We need to let these corporations know that we know what they are doing, and are not entirely at their mercy. We can do something. There are small things we can do that are very effective. Do not drive over 60 miles per hour; you waste 10 percent for very mile over that. Never make quick (rabbit) starts or stops. Figure out the shortest route and, if possible, the ones with the least stop signs (or lights) and avoid train-tracks at certain times of the day. Do not go through a drive-thru at peak times. Get out and go in, it will save you money, time and aggravation. Happy Driving. DOROTHY COUCH Hutchinson

Cal Thomas

It’s time to get out of Afghanistan

Ad was out of line I was appalled to read an ad in the paper today (Feb. 28) paid for by the Bretz Law Company-stating “I was hit by a trash truck and the insurance company didn’t pay.” It also pictured a trash truck in the ad. Really!! I cannot believe how inconsiderate this ad is considering the accident just recently involving a trash truck and bike rider, which was just that, an accident. The driver was not at fault. Can you imagine how he would feel if he saw this ad? He is going through enough emotional anguish for a terrible accident where he was not at fault. I pray that he did not see this ad. I also hope the bicycle rider’s family does not see it either as they deal with their sad loss. I feel the law company needs to pull the ad and follow up with an apology for such an incredible lapse of judgment. JOYCE YODER South Hutchinson

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Romney’s luck keeps him ahead WASHINGTON – It’s been a wild ride, but the storyline of the Republican race remains remarkably simple and constant: It’s Mitt Romney and the perishable pretenders. Five have come and gone, if you count the Donald’s aborted protocandidacy. And now the sixth and most plausibly presidential challenger just had his moment – and blew it in Michigan. It’s no use arguing that Rick Santorum won nearly as many Michigan delegates as Romney. He lost the state. Wasn’t Santorum claiming a great victory just three weeks ago when he shockingly swept Missouri, Minnesota and Colorado – without a single convention delegate being selected? He was right. It was a great victory. Delegate counts were beside the point. These three wins instantly propelled him to the front of the field nationally and to a double-digit lead in Romney’s Michigan backyard. Then Santorum went ahead and lost it. Rather than sticking to his considerable working-class, ReaganDemocrat appeal, he kept wandering back to his austere social conservatism. Rather than placing himself in “grandpa’s hands,” his moving tribute to his immigrant coal miner grandfather as representative of the America Santorum pledges to restore, he insisted on launching himself into culture- war thickets: Kennedy, college and contraception. He averred that John Kennedy’s 1960 Houston speech on separation of church and state makes him “throw up.” Whatever the virtues of Santorum’s expansive view of the role of religion, the insulting tone toward Kennedy who, living at a time of frank anti-Catholic bigotry, understandably offered a more attenuated view of religion in the public square, was jarring, intemperate and utterly unnecessary.

Charles Krauthammer As was his sneering at President Obama’s wanting to open college to all. Santorum called that snobbery and an attempt at liberal indoctrination. Sure, there’s a point to be made about ideological imbalance in higher education and about the dignity of manual labor. But to do so by disdaining the most important instrument of social mobility – one that millions of parents devoutly desire for their children – is simply bizarre. Finally, the less said about contraception the better, a lesson Santorum refused to learn. It’s a settled question. The country has no real desire for cringe-inducing admonitions from politicians about libertinism and procreative (versus pleasurable) sex. The result of these unforced errors was Santorum’s Michigan slide. His post-trifecta lead vanished. He forfeited a victory that would have shattered the Romney candidacy. Santorum knows why. He’s now recanted the Kennedy statement. And remember that odd riff with which he began his Michigan concession/victory speech? About three generations of Santorum women – mother, wife, daughter – being professional, strong, independent, i.e., modern? That was an unsubtle attempt to update his gender-relations image by a few decades. Too late. Among men, Michigan was essentially a dead heat. But Santorum lost women by five percentage points – and, with that, the race. Social issues are what most deeply animate Santorum but 2012 is not

the year they most animate the electorate. In Michigan, among those for whom abortion was the most important issue, Santorum won by a staggering 64 points. But they made up only 14 percent of the electorate. Seventy-nine percent cared most about the economy or the deficit. Romney won them by 17. And, of course, he won overall. But only by three points, a weak showing in Romney’s native state where his (former governor) father is legend and where Romney outspent Santorum 2-to-1. The result should never have been that close. Romney won by default. Santorum had a clear shot and simply missed his mark. It’s not over. Super Tuesday could scramble the deck. But once again, the smoke clears and Romney remains – slow, steady, unspectacular. The tortoise in the race, dull and methodical, with an awkward, almost endearing (note: almost), stiffness. In short, a weak front-runner in an even weaker field. Hence the current Republican gloom, the growing Democratic cockiness. But the game is young. True, given the national mood and the state of the economy, Republicans should be far ahead. They’ve blown a significant lead. But the race is still 50-50. Romney remains the presumptive nominee. His Michigan victory speech was jaunty, sharp and good. He’d advanced a serious plan for tax and entitlement reform four days earlier. Now he needs to (1) bite his tongue anytime the temptation arises to riff about class, money or cars (Cadillacs in particular), (2) ask George Bush 41 the proper way to eat pork rinds, (3) pray for yet more luck, the quality Napoleon famously valued in his generals above all others. Charles Krauthammer’s email address is

Most wars have a turning point that either signals the road to victory or the ditch of defeat. In Vietnam, the 1968 Tet Offensive by communist troops against South Vietnamese and American forces and their allies is regarded as the turning point in that conflict. Though communist forces suffered heavy losses, which would normally define defeat, CBS News anchor Walter Cronkite and others in the U.S. media, portrayed the operation as an allied loss, thus encouraging not only the anti-war movement, but North Vietnamese and Viet Cong troops who believed all they had to do was hang on until America grew tired of the war and quit. Since the Obama administration appears to care more about not offending those Afghans who want to kill Americans and since it has announced the deadline for the withdrawal of surgelevel troops in Afghanistan for later this year, despite the fact that they have stymied the efforts of Taliban insurgents to destabilize the country, maybe it’s time to pull all U.S. forces out and leave our puppet, Hamid Karzai, to his fate. The latest affront comes courtesy of the burning of Qurans by U.S. soldiers on a military base near Kabul. Military officials maintain the Qurans were being used by imprisoned jihadists to pass messages to other prisoners and were confiscated and destroyed. A spokesman for the NATO-led force said the troops, “...should have known to check with cultural advisers to determine how to dispose of religious material properly.” For this unintended action, however, Karzai wants the soldiers to be put on trial and has asked NATO commanders to allow it. If they do, they will have disgraced their uniform. Does writing in a Quran desecrate it? One might expect it would, but the outrage is over the burning, not the writing. More than 1,700 Americans have died in and around Afghanistan and more than 14,000 have been wounded since the United States invaded shortly after September 11, 2011. And this is the thanks we get? How sharper than a serpent’s tooth it is to have a thankless puppet. When do jihadists apologize for mass murder or religious persecution? Two years ago in Rasht, Iran, Youcef Nadarkhani, a Christian pastor who converted from Islam, was arrested on charges of apostasy. He has been sentenced to hang for his religious conversion. Anyone hear any apologies from “moderate” Muslims about that, much less attempts to shame the ayatollahs, or label them apostates? The New York Times reported recently that President Obama’s three-page apology letter to President Karzai contained these sentences: “I wish to express my deep regret for the reported incident. I extend to you and the Afghan people my sincere apologies.” This will only serve as further evidence to our enemies in Afghanistan of America’s weakness and lack of resolve in what is likely to be a very long and global war. American impatience, fatigue and a desire not to offend, does not bode well for an American victory or for Afghan liberation. No one worried about offending our enemies during World War II. That’s why the forces for good won. Can Afghanistan be stabilized so as not to pose a threat to America and American interests? Probably not, if the surge forces pull out on schedule and America continues to fight under restrictive and self-imposed rules of war while the enemy does not. So what’s the point? Are we to stay only until after the election so President Obama won’t be asked, “Who lost Afghanistan?” If our troops are coming out anyway and if the administration can’t define victory, or commit the resources necessary to achieve it, waiting longer only ensures more casualties. As with Vietnam, that is a waste of blood and treasure. Ask the ghosts of the more than 58,000 fallen whose names appear on the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall in Washington, or the ghosts of the politicians who are responsible for putting them in their graves. Email Cal Thomas at

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The other half ■ Technology boom

bypasses Silicon Valley’s non-tech workers. BY MARCUS WOHLSEN Associated Press

MENLO PARK, Calif. – Daniel Macias is the face of Silicon Valley seldom seen by those who don’t live there. When he was 19, he wasn’t starting what would become one of the world’s most successful tech companies, like Mark Zuckerberg did at that age when he founded Facebook. Macias spent his 19th birthday behind bars, where he’d been sentenced for assault. Now 2, Macias spent a recent day learning to build houses as part of a construction job training program near Facebook’s headquarters. He hopes to join the carpenters union when he finishes the program. “If I wasn’t going to school, I would have been in the streets,” Macias said. Money and jobs abound in Silicon Valley for people with the right high-tech or business skills. For those who don’t, the Great Recession has meant the same challenge as anywhere else in the country. Facebook moved into its Jeff Chiu/Associated Press new offices on the former Student Daniel Macias, left, works on building a model house durcampus of Sun Microsysing Project Build class at JobTrain in East Palo Alto, Calif., tems along San Francisco Bay not long before announc- Thursday. As hundreds of employees at Facebook's new headquaring plans for an initial public ters wonder how to spend their millions when the company goes offering. Inside, employees public, the city just up the road has different problems. wrestle with the enviable problem of what to do with their money once the IPO year in the Silicon Valley Inhave-nots in East Palo Alto makes them overnight mildex, compiled by local nonnearby has stirred some tenlionaires. profit analysts. This year’s sion. City Councilman Carlos A short drive down the report highlighted the recov- Romero is pushing for the road, East Palo Alto saw the ery of the region’s high-tech company to do more to adnumber of murders double economy as wildly successful dress traffic and the resulting from four to eight, a significompanies like Facebook go air quality issues created by cant spike for a city of just on hiring sprees. the influx of new workers. He 28,000 people. Average inBut that recovery has not also worries that especially come hovers just under had the same ripple effect on after Facebook’s IPO, newly $18,000 annually, the region as a flush employees will start compared to whole combuying up the city’s relativemore than pared to previly affordable real estate close $66,000 for Silious tech booms, to their offices and send con Valley as a said Russell housing prices spiraling whole. The unHancock, head higher than low-income resiemployment rate of Joint Vendents can afford. in December was ture, one of the “This is not about making 17 percent, comgroups behind sure that Facebook doesn’t pared to 8.3 perthe index. come into the community,” cent region-wide. In the past, Romero said. “This is about Those disparicompanies like making sure East Palo Alto is ties stem in part Hewlettnot left out.” from the compliPackard Co. and Nearly half of Facebook’s cated histories of Lockheed Maremployees take some form of the small cities tin Corp. alternative transportation, that span the brought midand the company is placing a Highway 101 corlevel jobs to Sili- hard cap on the number of ridor threading con Valley vehicles allowed on and off Carlos Romero, through the along with the campus to keep traffic down, city councilman expected sciheart of Silicon said Facebook spokesman Valley, and in ence, engineerTucker Bounds. Facebook part from national economic ing and management has also been working with trends that have spared few positions, Hancock said. But local developers on efforts to struggling communities. globalization has sent the build housing for employees They also reflect some manufacturing jobs overseas. on vacant land near the camchanges unique to the most Meanwhile, information pus to lessen the impact on recent tech boom, fueled by technology has made oncethe existing housing market, social media, cloud computplentiful clerical and office Bounds said. ing and mobile apps. positions obsolete. Facebook has initiated As per capita income rises “The technologies that we some outreach into the surin the region, the median ininvented here have actually rounding community, includcome has fallen, suggesting eliminated entire classes of ing support for the program that as some people are getjobs,” Hancock said. Without where Macias is learning to ting richer, more are making those jobs, the prospects for be a carpenter, known as Jobless. The percentage of stuworkers without high-end Train. dents in Silicon Valley public tech skills have become even Kail Lubarsky, director of schools receiving free or remore challenging: marketing at JobTrain, said duced-price lunches has in“If you took away tech, our no graduates have gotten jobs creased steadily over the past region would look like any with Facebook yet, but she several years, an indication of other region, maybe even said she’s working with the hard times for more families. worse,” he said. company in hopes of estabData on these economic The contrast between the lishing an internship protrends are collected every haves at Facebook and the gram.

“This is not about making sure that Facebook doesn’t come into the community. This is about making sure East Palo Alto is not left out.”

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KU rolls past Texas, keeps streaks alive BY DAVE SKRETTA AP Sports Writer

LAWRENCE – Thomas Robinson had 25 points and 14 rebounds in his likely Allen Fieldhouse finale, Tyshawn Taylor added 22 points and No. 3 Kansas rolled to a 73-63 win over Texas on Saturday night.

Robinson scored 18 of his points in the second half as the Big 12 champion Jayhawks (26-5, 16-2) tuned up for the conference tournament in style. Kansas has won eight straight overall, 22 in a row at home and improved to 20-7 all-time against the Longhorns. J’Covan Brown scored 29 of his

33 points in the second half for Texas (19-12, 9-9), which missed out on a chance to help its own NCAA tournament resume. The Longhorns head to Kansas City needing a couple wins to feel comfy on Selection Sunday. Taylor also had four assists and four rebounds in his last home

game. The guard from Hoboken, N.J., was honored prior to the tip along with fellow seniors Connor Teahan and Jordan Juenemann. All three of them were in the Jayhawks’ starting lineup along with Robinson, a junior forward who is expected to be chosen highly in the NBA draft this summer.

Kansas and Texas have waged their share of memorable games in recent years – four of the past six seasons they’ve met in the conference tournament title game, and it was Texas that ruined the Jayhawks’ 69-game home winning


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Frame this moment for Buhler WICHITA – There’s a scene midway through “Pleasantville,” right before Reese Witherspoon introduced the teens of the 1950s sitcom town to the sins of the flesh, when the high school basketball team took to the court and never missed a shot. Clear eyes. Pure heart. Can’t miss. Of course, we all know what happened once the fictitious townsfolk were exposed to the temptations of Technicolor. Suffice it to say, the team’s shooting percentage took a tumble. But that’s a different story – and a different lesson. The can’t-miss part of the movie’s basketball team came to mind Friday at Northrock Lanes as Buhler was coming from behind in the decisive third game to win its first Kansas Class 5A-1A bowling crown. The Crusaders put their complete focus on capturing the state championship that had eluded them last year by a measly eight pins. Coach Skip Wilson called them together just before that final game and – whatever was



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McPherson’s Jordan Hart (23) is fouled between Buhler’s Quinton Allen (23) and Trevor Torgerson (10) during the first half of their substate championship game Saturday.

Mac survives Buhler ■ Bullpups race to big lead, but

Crusaders battle back in 52-44 loss. BY PAT SANGIMINO The Hutchinson News

BUHLER – McPherson’s first romp through the Class 4A substate proved to be successful, but it sure wasn’t easy. Not as easy as it appeared it could have been, at least. The Bullpups used their full-court pressure defense to piece together a 19-

point run in the early going, which seemed to suck all the momentum out of a capacity crowd in Jim Baker Fieldhouse, only to see Buhler chip away at the lead over the course of the final 20 minutes. McPherson, the reigning Kansas Class 5A champion, qualified for the Class 4A tournament in Salina with a 5244 victory over Buhler, but it still boggles the mind how this was a two-possession game with four minutes to play. “We were better for the first 14 minutes,” said McPherson coach Kurt Kinnamon. “Over the last 18 minutes, they

were the better team. We were able to make enough plays to hang on.” The Bullpups used the early run to build a 26-7 lead, but Buhler never went away. It could have. Many times. Instead, the Crusaders cut the lead to single digits by the half and were within knocking distance for most of an emotional second half. “There are not a lot of teams that can be 19 points down and find a way to come back with a chance to win in the


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Hutchinson Lady Dragons center Kara Lee fights for the ball against the Seward County Saints in Saturday night’s game.

No. 2 Dragons finish league unblemished BY BRAD HALLIER The Hutchinson News

it shows we can be up there with Coffeyville and Seward. This gives us a lot of momentum going into the Region 6 Tournament.” The Blue Dragons, who finish as Jayhawk West runners-up for

Going undefeated in Jayhawk West play wasn’t something the Hutchinson Community College women aspired to do. But with that chance Saturday at the Sports Arena, the Blue Dragons figured they might as well pull it off. Win or lose, the second-ranked Blue Dragons were Jayhawk West champions. A loss to Seward County wouldn’t have mattered that much. But the Blue Dragons’ 58-49 win ensured they would be the conference’s first

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HCC men rally for win, wind up as Jayhawk runners-up again BY BRAD HALLIER The Hutchinson News

The Hutchinson Community College men couldn’t win the Jayhawk West championship Saturday at the Sports Arena.

That already belonged with its opponent, Seward County. But the Blue Dragons didn’t want to go into the Region 6 Tournament on a two-game losing streak. Down 12 points midway through the second half, the Blue Dragons clawed their way

back and completed a regularseason sweep of the Jayhawk West champ with a 73-68 overtime win. “It means a lot to win this one,” said sophomore forward Anthony Thomas, who had 17 points and 18 rebounds. “To me,

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Cougars move on, 52-37 BY THE NEWS STAFF

The Central Christian girls steamrolled Hope behind a 25-point night by senior Jamie Patrick. The Cougars led 44-18 after three quarters. Michaela Ensz added 11 points for Central Christian. Abi Dillon led the Lions with 17 points and Raelyn Lorson chipped in 10. CENTRAL CHRISTIAN 52, HOPE 37 CENTRAL CHRISTIAN (52) Hagen 6, Jamie Patrick 25, Michaela Ensz 11, Alderson 7, Casey 3 HOPE (37) Raelyn Lorson 10, Abi Dillon 17, Sizemore 4, Jones 1, Davis 2, Moore 3 Central Christian 16 12 16 8 - 52 Hope 4 8 10 15 - 37 3 point goals: H 2 (Moore 1, Dillon 1)

BELOIT 52, THOMAS MORE PREP 40 TMP (40) Marsell 3, Pray 4, Rachel Jacobs 20, Ruder 6, Lang 7. BELOIT (52) Smith 4, Olivia Marozas 19, Mealiff 2, Brown 7, Krone 2, Broeckelman 4, Cami Engelbert 14. TMP 17 10 8 5 - 40 Beloit 13 8 12 19 - 52 3 point goals: T 1 (Marsell); B 1 (Brown)

VICTORIA 56, OTIS-BISON 43 VICTORIA (56) Crawford 4, Huser 10, Schmidt 3, Nowak 20, Broyles 4, Dome 9, Goetz 2, Braun 4. OTIS-BISON (43) Kraisinger 6, Nelson 7, Bannister 13, Pechanec 8, Boone 2, Tammen 7.

16 13 15 12 - 56 Victoria Otis-Bison 4 12 5 22 - 43 3 point goals: V 5 (Huser, Schmidt, Dome 3); O 3 (Nelson, Bannister, Pechanec)

MEADE 66, KINSLEY 53 KINSLEY (53) Ebert 4, Hattrup 4, Amber Espinosa 12, Meyers 2, Alisen Habiger 10, Herrman 2, Brittany Gleason 11, Sones 8. MEADE (66) Olvera 8, Tarah Wiens 13, Kalea DeVine 10, Taylor Cook 10, Kinzie Friesen 25. 12 12 12 17 - 53 Kinsley Meade 20 11 17 18 - 66 3 point goals: K 2 (Ebert, Sones); M 1 (Cook)

SPEARVILLE 54, DEERFIELD 45 DEERFIELD (45) Mata 9, Crandall 12, Novack 5, Vides 2, Calderon 5, Smith 12. SPEARVILLE (54) El. Stein 3, Helfrich 2, Rabe 11, Kistler 15, Offerle 5, Heskamp 4, Ell. Stein 14. Deerfield 7 10 8 20 - 45 Spearville 12 15 12 15 - 54 3 point goals: D 2 (Crandall); S 5 (Rabe, Kistler 4)

NORWICH GIRLS 50, BUCKLIN 43 BUCKLIN (43) Cossell 2, Kreutzer 3, A. Price 12, J. Price 2, Hood 24. NORWICH (50) Henson 4, Poe 14, Goebel 6, Klaver 8, VanGieson 11, Poljansek 7. Bucklin 14 8 9 12 - 43 Norwich 14 13 10 13 - 50 3 point goals: B 4 (A. Price 3, Hood); N 1 (VanGieson)

HOLCOMB 70, CIMARRON 46 CIMARRON (46) Ashlynn Burns 10, Dupree 4, Morgan Ediger 15, Bryant 8, Wehkamp 9. HOLCOMB (70) Kaitlyn Pfeifer 20, Kyshia Prieto 17, Haley Heydman 18, Taylor 2, Deniston 4, Amos 3, Pena 5, Miller 1. Cimarron 11 16 13 6 - 46 Holcomb 14 26 9 21 - 70 3 point goals: C 3 (Ediger 2, Wehkamp); H 9 (Pfeifer 4, Prieto, Heydman 3, Amos)

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McPherson's Tanner Hein and Ashton Bruner (23) celebrate their substate championhip win over Hesston on Saturday.

Mac to state via free-throw line BY PAT SANGIMINO The Hutchinson News

BUHLER – Here’s all you need to know about McPherson’s 52-44 victory over Hesston on Saturday, which punched the Bullpups’ ticket to the Kansas Class 4A girls basketball tournament: McPherson took just 30 shots in the game. And it shot 34 free throws, 27 of which went down. Yes, it was a physical game that was still a one-possession game until midway through the fourth period, when the Bullpups took advantage of a couple of key turnovers to lengthen their lead. “We knew they would be physical and we just had to be more physical,” said McPherson senior guard Hailey Ruder, who scored 15 points – the vast majority coming from the free-throw line. “We knew it was going to come down to the free throws at the end of the game.”

She was right – at least partly. This came down to free throws from the outset. McPherson had just 10 field goals in the game. That total was mitigated by the fact that half of them were from beyond the 3-point line. The Bullpups went more than 10 minutes, including the entire second quarter, without a field goal, but still managed to grow the lead during that time, thanks to their ability to convert from the line. “We knew they were a good free-throw-shooting team,” said Hesston coach Matt Richardson. “They showed that tonight. I thought we had a great defensive game plan and our girls played hard.” Consider that all-state forward Katelyn Loecker was held to just one field goal – albeit, a key third-quarter three that squelched a Hesston run – but still managed to finish in double figures. McPherson gradually began to pull away in the second

half and took a 35-25 lead, thanks to a Tanner Hein three with 3 minutes to play in the third quarter. But the Swathers immediately came back. Caylee Richardson cut the lead in half with a pair of free throws and a 3-pointer from the top of the key. But that’s when Loecker stopped Hesston’s momentum with her 3-pointer from the top of the key that pushed the lead back to eight points. A Richardson three with 5:30 to play in the game cut the lead to three points, 40-37. Hesston got a stop on defense, but it missed on a chance to cut further into the lead with a turnover. The Bullpups took advantage with a Ruder three. “That was a big turnover,” Richardson said. “They pushed the lead back to six after that.” It was never that close again. Following another turnover, Ashton Bruner scored on a breakaway layup

to make it 45-37. McPherson (22-1), which finished third at last year’s Kansas Class 5A tournament, now advances to the Class 4A tourney in nearby Salina. That was the expectation and now the Bullpups aim to prove they belong, Ruder said. “We’re new in 4A,” she said. “We wanted to make our mark this year. We want to tell everyone we’re here and we’re here to stay.” Samantha Short led Hesston with 19 points, while Richardson added 15. Loecker had 11 for the Bullpups, while Bruner and Abby Pedersen had 10 points each. Pedersen was huge in the first half. Her three field goals – two of them from beyond the arc – were McPherson’s only field goals in the first 18 minutes of play. “If she doesn’t make those baskets early, we’re in a big hole,” said McPherson coach Chris Strathman. “Abby came up big for us.”

Burrton rallies to take out Pretty Prairie, 40-38 BY THE NEWS STAFF

Pretty Prairie missed out on a chance at the 1A state tournament after Burrton rallied in the second half. The Chargers scored 15 points in the final quarter to erase a 30-25 deficit after three quarters. Burrton’s offense was led by Taylor King (13 points) and Trae Lane (11). Pretty Prairie’s interior tandem – 6-foot-9 Ben Lampe and 6-5 Stetson Broce – combined for 26 points. BURRTON 40, PRETTY PRAIRIE 38 BURRTON (40) Pohlman 4, Trae Lane 11, Jurado-Sule 6, Taylor King 13, Fernandez 6. PRETTY PRAIRIE (38) Tallant 1, Stetson Broce 11, Graber 6, Cooper 3, Ben Lampe 15, Welker 2. Burrton 5 8 12 15 - 40 Pretty Prairie 5 12 13 8 - 38 3 point goals: B 2 (Lane, King); P 1 (Cooper)

CUNNINGHAM BOYS 50, SOUTH BARBER 49 CUNNINGHAM (50) N. Huhman 4, Hope 6, Beat 10, Schaller 13, Stackhouse 2, Chambers 15.

SOUTH BARBER (49) Wagenbach 7, Thurman 6, Yandel 3, Yearout 11, Gerdy 4, Hitchcock 18. Cunningham 15 15 9 11 - 50 South Barber 19 11 13 6 - 49 3 point goals: C 4 (Huhman, Hope 2, Schaller); S 4 (Hitchcock)

BELOIT 55, HOISINGTON 50 BELOIT (55) Austin Budke 13, Tanner Finney 13, Hesting 3, Vetter 8, Palen 2, Zachary Brummer 16 HOISINGTON (50) Schremmer 5, Stetler 8, Becker 6, Broeder 2, Crawford 3, Derrick Kaiser 24, Gaddis 2 Beloit 21 7 12 15 - 55 Hoisington 5 17 4 24 - 50 3 point goals: B 6 (Finney 1, Hesting 1, Brummer 4); H 5 (Kaiser)

NESS CITY 54, PLAINVILLE 53 NESS CITY (54) Gantz 9, D. Clarke 16, C. Foos 24, Rutilft 3, VanLeve 2 PLAINVILLE (53) H. Gillum 12, A. Casey 13, N. Weiser 10, Becker 8, V. Kleim 10 Ness City 12 18 12 12 - 54 Plainville 14 14 8 14 - 53 3 point goals: NC 6 (Gantz 3, Clarke 1, Foos 1, Rutlift 1); P1 (Casey)

ASHLAND 70, SOUTH CENTRAL 48 SOUTH CENTRAL (48) Underwood 2, Alexander 2, C. Jarnagin 22, Mounts 9, Brooks 2, Westrup 9, McCleary 2 ASHLAND (70) Jay Leurman 29, Fox 9, Grant Meininger 14, C. Stebens 8, A. Stebens 5, Torrez 5 South Central 13 12 17 6 - 48 Ashland 15 26 15 14 - 70 3 point goals: SC 2 (Jarnagine 1, Mounts 1); A 6 (Luerman 3, C. Stebens 2, Torrez 1)


Dodge City defense keys 38-32 substate win BY LUCAS FAHRER The Hutchinson News

Dodge City knows a thing or two about defense. And on Saturday night at the Salthawk Activity Center, the Red Demons put on a clinic. Dodge City frustrated Wichita Northwest with a stifling zone defense and emerged from the Hutchinson substate with a 38-32 win and 6A state tournament berth. “We knew we couldn’t get out and guard them man-toman and run up and down the court,” Dodge City coach Dennis Hamilton said. “I told our kids yesterday at practice that this game needed to be played (with the score) in the 30s. “That gave us the best opportunity and we took advantage of it.” Senior guards Trey Hall-

Column ● From Page D1 said – sat back and watched as the magic transpired. The Crusaders responded with nine strikes in a 10frame sequence. With each strike, the excitement grew. And so did their confidence. Clear eyes. Pure heart. Can’t miss. This championship was more than a tale of a team avenging a narrow miss from the year before. It was even bigger than the yarn of a season that nearly never happened because of the closure of Countryside

man and Isaiah Bradshaw provided a spark for the Demons (13-9) on both ends of the court. Bradshaw led a brilliant effort by Dodge City’s bench by scoring a team-high 11 points and adding four rebounds. “Isaiah gives us instant offense,” Hamilton said. “We take a lot of pride in our bench and a lot of times one of our keys is bench play (and) bench production.” Shooting was a sore subject for Wichita Northwest. The Grizzlies (16-6) were scrambling on offense the entire second half and that desperation turned into forced shots and short possessions. After a solid first half (7-of-13 from the floor), the Grizzlies connected on just four of their 30 field goal attempts in the final two quarters. To make matters worse, Wichita Northwest missed all of its 13 three-point attempts in

Lanes. Dig a little deeper and you find the real story. This deals with a group of girls who may have finally found a home on their own campus. “We wanted our classmates to accept us for what we have done,” said senior Joely Bartel, whose 606 series earned her the 12th-place medal at Friday’s state tournament. “We’re state champions. We won a state championship for Buhler.” Acceptance is perhaps the most precious of elements on a high school campus. Everyone seeks it. The debutantes, the sportos, motorheads, geeks and waistoids. We all want to be adored by someone. We all

the second half and finished the night 0-for-15 from beyond the arc. It played right into Dodge City’s defensive game plan. “We were in zone and we tried to make sure to get after their big men and get them to shoot deep shots,” Bradshaw said. The Grizzlies had a difficult time collapsing Dodge City’s stout zone. On the few occasions when they fought past the Demons defense, the offense was running through senior Spenser Gales. The 6-8 post tallied 10 points and added 15 rebounds for a double-double. For the first time in Hamilton’s 25-year tenure at Dodge City, his squad has made it to four consecutive state tournaments. “Even for the old coach it’s a little awesome, but it’s great for the kids,” Hamilton said.

want to be considered righteous dudes. When the Kansas State High School Athletic Association introduced bowling to its menu of activities a decade ago, many scoffed. What’s next, the critics quipped, competitive crossword puzzles? Chinese checkers? The rationale was that the addition of bowling would create another avenue to allow students to connect with their schools. Every such activity crafts an opportunity for a student to be accepted by the rest of the student body. Bowling is good example of this. Many high school bowling rosters are populated by students who take part in no other school activities. Kids

“It’s a good time to be a Demon.” ● B-Bracket championship game – Wichita North 46, Maize 26: Despite being harassed by doubleteams all night, Wichita North’s Conner Frankamp still managed a game-high 12 points and led the Redskins to a 6A state title berth. Wichita North (15-7) turned Maize’s 18 turnovers into 13 points. The Redskins’ found their groove on offense in the second half, outscoring Maize 28-14 in the final 16 minutes. The Eagles (6-16) offense was off-target all game (7-of-33 from the floor, 4-of-19 on three point attempts) and couldn’t keep up with the Redskins’ second-half onslaught. Wichita North got eight points apiece from Torrance Henderson and Sean Bernard. Maize was led by senior Blake Pontius’s ninepoint effort.

who might have been considered outcasts a decade ago are now showing the same kind of school pride you would see at a football or basketball game. The championship bowling team was introduced at midcourt during halftime of Buhler’s sub-state basketball semifinal victory over Smoky Valley on Friday night. The rousing ovation the girls received from the student section was a clear indication their acceptance had been granted. They had found a collective home. And ironically, it came in a bowling season when they had no bowling home. Northrock was decorated this week with the posters of

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Wichita North Redskins junior Connor Frankamp dribbles around Maize Eagles senior Ryan McBroom during Saturday night’s game.

virtually every school competing at the state tournament. The signs were made of plastic and were all much the same. Home of the (enter team name here). Buhler hung no such sign. This season was a neverending road trip. The Crusaders traveled to McPherson twice a week for practice and then hit the road each week for a tournament. It was taxing and it could have been used as a convenient excuse for not coming through in the end. Instead, it forged a bond with this team. “We’re a family,” said junior Casey Bailey, whose 644 series was good enough for fifth place in the tournament. “We’re like sisters.”

Instead of taking on the woe-is-us mindset, the Crusaders embraced their predicament. Instead of allowing themselves to be deemed as wayward bowlers, they grew to consider the road their home. “We wish we would have had our own turf,” said Kirsten Allan, who finished ninth with a 617 series. “But we got to see a lot of other places, we bowled on a lot of others lanes. Every place that we went, we called our home.” Northrock Lanes was home to the Crusaders on Friday, but their real home might be found on Monday when they return to class for the first time. Welcome home, girls.

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K-State dumps Bramlage woes ■ McGruder, Samuels

lead way in 77-58 win over OSU on senior day. BY ARNE GREEN Special to The News

MANHATTAN – All it took was 2½ minutes – and perhaps the arrival of Jamar Samuels’ mother – for the Kansas State Wildcats to break out of their recent Bramlage Coliseum malaise. After grinding their way to a seven-point halftime advantage, the Wildcats blew Oklahoma State out of the water with a Rodney McGruder-led 14-0 run early in the second period Saturday to celebrate senior day with a convincing 77-58 victory. McGruder, who scored eight straight points during the decisive surge, led KState with 24 points while Samuels added 17 points and 12 rebounds in his Bramlage farewell. Fellow senior Victor Ojeleye drew his first career start, scoring two points and grabbing two rebounds in 16 minutes. “We just focused in on the main points of the game and that’s pretty much playing defense, trying to get stops and just running,” said Samuels, whose mother, Ernestine, and family missed the pregame senior tribute because of a travel delay, of the second-half push. “We knew they were down to five scholarship players and we buckled down and went on that run.” The victory gave K-State a final 21-9 regular-season record with a 10-8 Big 12 mark heading into this week’s conference tournament in Kansas City. Oklahoma State (14-17, 7-11), which already was missing starter Le’Bryan Nash, lost center Philip Jurick to a season-ending leg injury less than three minutes into the game. “Our guys, we felt decent going into halftime,” OSU coach Travis Ford said. “Once our guys came in and saw Philip Jurick and the situation he was in, it took a lot out of us. Our guys saw it and we were down and we didn’t come out the way we needed to.” The Cowboys did open the half with a Keiton Page 3-pointer – he had six in the game and finished with 22 points – but didn’t score for the next five minutes as KState built a 54-36 cushion on Jordan Henriquez’s re-

bound basket with 15:23 left. McGruder had a driving layup and two 3-pointers during the spurt and Samuels a layup and short jumper. “We came out in the second half, we were better on defense and then obviously when you make shots, it helps remedy a lot of things,” K-State coach Frank Martin said. “But we made shots because we moved the ball and we cut. “We didn’t stand around and watch. I think we had 21 assists for the game, and that means that guys – especially in the second half – were moving the ball.” The Wildcats also turned the ball over just twice in the second period after nine first-half miscues. Will Spradling had seven assists without a turnover and scored seven points in what Martin called “his best game in three or four weeks.” Henriquez also had a big game with 16 points on 7 of 8 shooting and eight rebounds. The Wildcats outrebounded OSU, 35-27. In addition to lighting it up offensively – he was 4-for6 from 3-point range – McGruder took over defensively on Page, who had 14 points at intermission. “I just remember sitting on the bench and telling Shane Southwell that Rodney’s playing really good D,” Ojeleye said. “He works really hard, offensively and defensively.” But the day belonged to Samuels, who capped his up-and-down career with one of his best performances of the season. He was escorted by Martin’s wife, Anya, during the pregame ceremony but lit up – literally and figuratively – after spotting his mother at halftime. “The second half, when I saw her, I got a little excited,” said Samuels, who had 13 points and six rebounds in the second period before leaving to a thundering ovation following a three-point play with 2:32 left. “I just woke up thinking, ‘This is my last game in Bramlage; I’ve got to go out with a bang.’ ” Martin noted that Samuels’ performance usually peaks when his mom visits from Washington, D.C. “I might have to kidnap her and keep her in town,” he said with a smile.

Photos by Tom Gannam/Associated Press

Illinois State's Jackie Carmichael (32) celebrates after defeating Wichita State 65-64 in a Missouri Valley Conference tournament semifinal game on Saturday in St. Louis.

Shocker in St. Louis Illinois State upsets No. 15 Wichita State BY R.B. FALLSTROM AP Sports Writer

ST. LOUIS – Illinois State had the right guy at the line. Wichita State turned cold, cold, cold at the wrong time. Brown made two free throws with 6.4 seconds left and finished with 25 points as the Redbirds upset the 15thranked Shockers 65-64 in the semifinals of the Missouri Valley Conference tournament on Saturday. “We shocked the world!” Brown said in a fired-up locker room. “Shocked the Shockers!” Jackie Carmichael added 12 points and 11 rebounds for the fourth-seeded Redbirds (20-12), who rallied from 13 points down early in the second half. Illinois State, which lost at home to the Shockers by 13 points on Feb. 22, snapped a 24-game losing streak against ranked teams, dating to 1987. A victory in the championship game Sunday would give the school its first NCAA tournament berth since 1998. “I’m sure a lot of people didn’t think we were going to win this game,” Brown said. “All we have is us – our team, our fans.” Joe Ragland had 17 points for Wichita State (27-5), which had won nine in a row and 17 of 18. Now the Shockers must wait to learn if they will receive an at-large bid and get into the NCAA tournament for the first time since 2006. The case appears strong for the Valley to end its string of

Wichita State's Garrett Stutz (41) uses the elbow to get around Illinois State's John Wilkins (13) in the first half. four straight years with only one team in the field. Only the tournament champion is assured of a bid, but Wichita State entered the day an impressive No. 10 in the RPI. Coach Gregg Marshall’s biggest concern is a lower seed. “I don’t think we’re going to do too much fixing. We’re 27-5.

We’re going to play in the NCAA tournament,” Marshall said. “I’m not worried. Are you worried? You shouldn’t be. Sleep well tonight.” Wichita State was scoreless after Toure’ Murry made a free throw for a 64-63 lead with 2:51 to go, including a pair of misses in the final seconds.

“The first time we played them they had a couple of shots in the air to tie it,” Marshall said. “They certainly have our respect, and you can see why.” Ben Smith had 14 points and 13 rebounds, and Murry had 15 points for Wichita State, which won the NIT last season. Leading scorer Garrett Stutz, who averages 13.8 points, was in foul trouble throughout and was held to six points and five rebounds. Murry missed from the key with about 3 seconds to go. Stutz misfired from the wing at the buzzer. “I thought it was a pretty good shot,” Murry said. “I didn’t put enough lift on it.” “They got real good shots at the end,” Brown said. “Luckily, they missed them.” Illinois State has been in the NIT three of the last four seasons, but had won just two of five games before this tournament. Carmichael had a big finish after getting just two points and three rebounds in eight minutes of the first half. Smith had 11 points and nine rebounds after the break. Illinois State was 5 for 13 from 3point range in the second half. “It’s such a mountain and it’s such a competition,” coach Tim Jankovich said. “When you see your group go to a level that maybe they didn’t know they have and become different, it makes you a little emotional. It’s probably one of the most gratifying things.”

HCC’s Wiley captures high jump at NJCAA THE NEWS STAFF Orlin Wagner/Associated Press

Kansas State senior forward Jamar Samuels (32) handles the ball while covered by Oklahoma State guard Brian Williams (4) during the second half of their game Saturday in Manhattan.

Women ● From Page D1 undefeated champs since Seward County did so in 2002. “It was important,” sophomore forward Chelsea Small said. “Last year, we had one loss, and we wanted to make it better this year.” Hard to get much better than 29-0 and 16-0 in the Jayhawk West. But going through conference play unblemished wasn’t seriously discussed throughout the season. “That’s something our kids have not put a lot of emphasis on,” HCC coach John Ontjes said. “I think their goal is to win the next four games so we can go to the national tournament.” Seward County proved it is a serious contender for the Region 6 championship also. While the Saints are 44 in their last eight games, they slowed the game down

and led most of the way. Seward County led 28-23 at halftime, becoming just the second team to lead at halftime against Hutchinson. The 23 points were the fewest for any half this season, and the seven made field goals were also the fewest for a half. The Blue Dragons made just 7 of 33 shots for 21.2 percent. “Coach came in at halftime and drew a circle on the board,” sophomore guard Laura Patrick said. “He said, ‘Put the ball in the hole.’” Sounds simple, but Seward County’s defense had something to do with it. Even when the Blue Dragons found some scoring early in the second half, the Saints answered. Jasmine Patterson’s basket midway through the half gave Hutch a 35-33 lead. The Saints scored the next six points. Hutch later led 40-39, but the Saints scored the next five points. The dagger finally came with 3 minutes, 15 seconds

Hutchinson Community College sophomore Cassie Wiley won a na-

left in the game, and just like in comeback wins against Johnson County and Cloud County, it came via a Patrick 3-pointer. “Laura had a couple big 3s in the second half,” Ontjes said. “And I thought Chelsea Small played her heart out. She did a good job being active on the glass, and the (Patterson) twins were active too. We just have a lot of pieces to the puzzle, and that makes it tough to hold one person down.” Small’s three-point play with 1:33 left gave Hutch a 52-46 lead, part of her 16point night. Jackie Patterson added 12 points and 10 rebounds, while Patrick had eight of her 10 points in the second half. “We were down five at halftime, and we had the sophomores step up and make some shots,” Patrick said. “Everyone stepped up. We kept going for it during the second half.” Ashlynn Knoll had a game-high 22 points.

tional championship at the NJCAA national indoor track and field meet Saturday in Charleston, Ill., taking first in the high jump with a best clearance of 5 feet, 7 inches.

Men ● From Page D1 a third straight season under coach Steve Eck, will open the tournament at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday against Allen at the Sports Arena. Neither team had much to gain Saturday, so when Hutchinson fell behind 57-45 midway through the second half, the Blue Dragons seemed on the brink of a second straight lopsided loss. Cloud County smacked Hutchinson 92-71 Wednesday. “We had some people who thought we were done,” Eck said. “Not on the team. I didn’t give in to it. We had to start with something.” Mainly, it was staying patient against Seward County’s smothering zone defense. Hutchinson took many quick shots early in the second half, which helped the Saints build that 12-point lead. “We had to come out tough

The day before, Wiley pulled out of the pentathlon because of a leg injury. Wiley, a Wellington native, also played volleyball for two years.

and stay together,” sophomore guard Mark Braden said. “We stayed together and we weren’t worried about who was scoring. That’s how we pulled it off.” Hutchinson needed to slow down Seward County guard Deverell Biggs, too. Biggs scored in a variety of ways in his 26-point night. “Biggs did a good job,” Eck said. “We tried to get him fouled out, and we couldn’t. He hit big shot after big shot.” Biggs may not have fouled out, but five Saints and one Blue Dragon did. Three other Blue Dragons had four fouls. The rugged game left most of the players who were on the floor at the end winded. “We were tired,” said Thomas, who played all 45 minutes. Yet somehow, the Blue Dragons found enough to comeback. Down 62-53 with 6 minutes, 26 seconds left, Hutch used a 9-0 run to tie it 62-62 with 3:29 left after Ryan Schultz’s free throws.

Daveon Boardingham answered with a couple free throws, but he fouled out with 1:45 left. He was also assessed his second technical foul, and sophomore Ryan Schultz and freshman Rozell Nunn hit two free throws each, giving Hutch a 66-64 lead. Biggs’ basket with 41.7 seconds left sent the game to overtime, although he nearly won it with a shot at the buzzer after wriggling out of a triple-team. His free throws 55 seconds into overtime gave the Saints a 68-66 lead. Freshman Jack Pyle tied it seconds later, the final points until the final minute. Pyle grabbed a rebound and pushed the ball down the floor. He found Braden breaking to the basket, and Braden leaped under the basket and finished a layup, giving Hutch the lead for good. “I knew if I made a quick back-door cut, Jack would see me,” Braden said. “That was a great play by Jack Pyle.” Not a bad win either.

D4 Sunday, March 4, 2012

TV-RADIO-FYI Television AUTO RACING 1:30 p.m. FOX — NASCAR, Sprint Cup, Subway Fresh Fit 500, at Avondale, Ariz. CYCLING 2 p.m. NBCSN — Paris-Nice, stage 1, Dampierre-enYvelines to Saint-Remy-les-Chevreuse (same-day tape) GOLF Noon TGC — PGA Tour, The Honda Classic, final round, at Palm Beach Gardens, Fla. 2 p.m. NBC — PGA Tour, The Honda Classic, final round, at Palm Beach Gardens, Fla. MEN’S COLLEGE BASKETBALL 11 a.m. CBS — Kentucky at Florida ESPN2 — Clemson at Florida St. Noon ESPN — Michigan at Penn St. 1 p.m. CBS — Missouri Valley Conference, championship game, at St. Louis 2:30 p.m. FSN — Arizona at Arizona St. 3 p.m. CBS — Ohio St. at Michigan St. 4:30 p.m. FSN — California at Stanford MEN’S COLLEGE LACROSSE 3:30 p.m. ESPN — Syracuse at Virginia NBA Noon ABC — New York at Boston 2:30 p.m. ABC — Miami at L.A. Lakers 6 p.m. ESPN — Chicago at Philadelphia 8:30 p.m. ESPN — Denver at San Antonio NHL 11:30 a.m. NBC — National coverage, Boston at New York 6 p.m. NBCSN — Philadelphia at Washington WOMEN’S COLLEGE BASKETBALL Noon FSN — Texas A&M at Texas 1 p.m. ESPN2 — Atlantic Coast Conference, championship game, at Greensboro, N.C. 3 p.m. ESPN2 — Big Ten Conference, championship game, at Indianapolis 5 p.m. ESPN2 — Southeastern Conference, championship game, at Nashville, Tenn. 8 p.m. FSN — Stanford at California

BASEBALL MLB MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL CALENDAR March 2-11 — Teams may renew contracts of unsigned players. March 19 — Last day to place a player on unconditional release waivers and pay 30 days termination pay instead of 45 days. March 28-29 — Seattle vs. Oakland at Tokyo. April 2 — Last day to request unconditional release waivers on a player without having to pay his full 2012 salary. April 4 — Opening day, St. Louis at Miami. Active rosters reduced to 25 players. May 16-17 — Owners’ meetings, New York. June 4 — Amateur draft. July 10 — All-Star game, Kansas City, Mo. July 13 — Deadline for amateur draft picks to sign. July 22 — Hall of Fame induction, Cooperstown, N.Y. July 31 — Last day to trade a player without securing waivers. Sept. 1 — Active rosters expand to 40 players. November TBA — Deadline for teams to make qualifying offers to their eligible former players who became free agents, fifth day after World Series. November TBA — Deadline for free agents to accept qualifying offers, 12th day after World Series. Dec. 2 — Last day for teams to offer 2013 contracts to unsigned players. Dec. 3-6 — Winter meetings, Nashville, Tenn.

Miami at L.A. Lakers, 2:30 p.m. New Jersey at Charlotte, 5 p.m. Golden State at Toronto, 5 p.m. L.A. Clippers at Houston, 6 p.m. Chicago at Philadelphia, 6 p.m. Sacramento at Phoenix, 7 p.m. Denver at San Antonio, 8:30 p.m.

HAWKS 97, THUNDER 90 OKLAHOMA CITY (90) Durant 9-23 14-17 35, Ibaka 4-5 2-4 10, Perkins 1-3 0-0 2, Westbrook 10-21 2-2 25, Cook 0-0 0-0 0, Harden 4-8 2-2 10, Collison 0-3 0-0 0, Jackson 02 0-0 0, Mohammed 1-2 0-0 2, Aldrich 1-5 4-4 6, Ivey 0-1 0-0 0. Totals 30-73 24-29 90. ATLANTA (97) Williams 2-7 5-5 9, Smith 10-22 9-13 30, Pachulia 5-11 0-0 10, Teague 7-13 1-2 16, Hinrich 4-7 0-0 10, I.Johnson 4-10 0-0 8, Stackhouse 0-4 0-0 0, Pargo 3-7 0-0 8, McGrady 0-1 0-2 0, Radmanovic 2-3 0-0 6. Totals 37-85 15-22 97. Oklahoma City 24 23 28 15 — 90 Atlanta 27 26 23 21 — 97 3-Point Goals—Oklahoma City 6-23 (Westbrook 3-8, Durant 3-10, Jackson 0-1, Ivey 0-1, Harden 0-3), Atlanta 8-17 (Hinrich 2-2, Radmanovic 2-3, Pargo 2-4, Smith 1-1, Teague 1-3, Williams 0-2, Stackhouse 0-2). Fouled Out—Perkins. Rebounds—Oklahoma City 52 (Durant 8), Atlanta 51 (Pachulia 14). Assists— Oklahoma City 11 (Westbrook 4), Atlanta 21 (Stackhouse 5). Total Fouls—Oklahoma City 23, Atlanta 22. A—18,087 (18,729).

PACERS 102, HORNETS 84 INDIANA (102) Granger 7-14 2-3 20, West 6-11 2-4 14, Hibbert 04 4-6 4, Collison 6-11 0-0 13, George 3-10 4-4 11, Hill 3-5 3-3 10, Price 1-5 0-0 3, Amundson 3-5 57 11, Hansbrough 3-8 1-1 7, D.Jones 2-3 2-4 7, Stephenson 0-0 0-0 0, Pendergraph 1-4 0-0 2. Totals 35-80 23-32 102. NEW ORLEANS (84) Aminu 0-5 0-0 0, Ayon 5-10 0-0 10, Kaman 5-15 0-0 10, Jack 6-11 5-6 18, Belinelli 6-16 1-4 15, S.Jones 5-6 2-2 12, Henry 4-11 0-1 9, Vasquez 15 0-0 2, Thomas 1-2 6-8 8. Totals 33-81 14-21 84. Indiana 25 29 25 23 — 102 New Orleans 23 14 17 30 — 84 3-Point Goals—Indiana 9-19 (Granger 4-7, D.Jones 1-1, Collison 1-1, Hill 1-2, Price 1-4, George 1-4), New Orleans 4-12 (Belinelli 2-6, Jack 1-2, Henry 1-2, Vasquez 0-2). Fouled Out—None. Rebounds—Indiana 57 (West 13), New Orleans 52 (S.Jones 9). Assists—Indiana 24 (Collison 4), New Orleans 22 (Ayon 4). Total Fouls—Indiana 17, New Orleans 21. Technicals—New Orleans defensive three second. A—16,379 (17,188).

Top 25 men NO. 2 SYRACUSE 58, NO. 19 LOUISVILLE 49 LOUISVILLE (22-9) Swopshire 2-4 0-0 4, Blackshear 1-5 1-2 4, Dieng 3-13 0-0 6, Siva 1-2 2-2 4, C. Smith 1-8 1-1 3, R. Smith 5-14 0-0 10, Kuric 3-9 1-2 8, Behanan 5-7 0-0 10. Totals 21-62 5-7 49. SYRACUSE (30-1) Christmas 0-1 0-0 0, Joseph 4-9 1-3 11, Melo 1-3 2-2 4, Jardine 0-4 0-1 0, Triche 5-10 5-6 18, Carter-Williams 0-0 1-2 1, Waiters 5-9 1-2 13, Fair 2-4 0-0 4, Keita 0-0 0-0 0, Reese 0-2 0-0 0, Southerland 2-3 2-2 7. Totals 19-45 12-18 58. Halftime—Syracuse 26-19. 3-Point Goals— Louisville 2-23 (Blackshear 1-3, Kuric 1-7, Swopshire 0-1, Siva 0-1, C. Smith 0-5, R. Smith 0-6), Syracuse 8-21 (Triche 3-6, Waiters 2-3, Joseph 2-6, Southerland 1-2, Fair 0-1, Reese 01, Jardine 0-2). Fouled Out—R. Smith. Rebounds—Louisville 40 (Dieng 12), Syracuse 32 (Melo 8). Assists—Louisville 7 (Siva 4), Syracuse 12 (Triche 4). Total Fouls— Louisville 16, Syracuse 11. A—33,205.

NO. 6 NORTH CAROLINA 88, NO. 4 DUKE 70 NORTH CAROLINA (27-4) Marshall 7-15 5-6 20, Henson 5-9 3-4 13, Bullock 5-9 0-0 12, Barnes 6-14 3-4 16, Zeller 9-11 1-1 19, White 0-0 0-0 0, Hairston 1-3 0-0 2, Watts 0-0 00 0, McAdoo 3-5 0-0 6. Totals 36-66 12-15 88. DUKE (26-5) Rivers 5-12 4-7 15, Thornton 2-4 0-0 6, Mi. Plumlee 7-9 2-3 16, Curry 3-13 3-4 12, Kelly 1-8 0-0 2, Cook 1-3 0-2 2, Mas. Plumlee 7-13 3-5 17, Hairston 0-0 0-0 0, Dawkins 0-1 0-0 0. Totals 2663 12-21 70. Halftime—North Carolina 48-24. 3-Point Goals—North Carolina 4-13 (Bullock 2-6, Barnes 1-3, Marshall 1-3, Hairston 0-1), Duke 6-21 (Curry 3-5, Thornton 2-3, Rivers 1-6, Cook 0-1, Dawkins 0-1, Kelly 0-5). Fouled Out—Mi. Plumlee, Zeller. Rebounds—North Carolina 45 (Henson, Zeller 10), Duke 28 (Mi. Plumlee 11). Assists—North Carolina 13 (Marshall 10), Duke 12 (Curry, Rivers 3). Total Fouls— North Carolina 21, Duke 19. A—9,314.


MVC HAWAII 2, WICHITA STATE 1 Wichita St. 000 001 000 – 1 10 2 Hawaii 001 001 00x – 2 5 0 WS: Mormann, Ladwig (7), and Hege; UH: Arakawa, Harrison (8), and Champion. W— Arakawa (1-0); L—Mormann (1-2). S— Harrison (1). 2B—WS: Coy (4); UH: Swasey (4). HR—WS: Hege (2); UH: Aliviado (1).

HAWAII 4, WICHITA STATE 0 Wichita St. 000 000 000 – 0 3 2 Hawaii 004 000 00x – 4 7 0 WS: Minnis, Vielock (7), and Baker; UH: Squier, Moore (9), and Clark. W—Squier (2-1); L—Minnis (1-1). 2B—UH: Duval (2).

Junior college HCC 12, BARTON 4 Barton 101 011 0 – 4 11 2 Hutchinson 005 205 x – 12 8 2 BCC: Sivigliano, Hill (4), Wedgewood (4), and Vieyra; HCC: Heissler, James (6), and Lubach. W—Heissler (2-0); L—Sivigliano. S— James (1). 2B—BCC: Geisick, Trent 2; HCC: Scott. 3B—HCC: Floyd.

HCC 8, BARTON 2 Barton 000 000 2 –261 Hutchinson 320 300 x –891 BCC: Loardi, Ramsey (4), and Vieyra; HCC: Cox, Schultz (7), and Kimbrell. W—Cox (1-0); L—Loardi. 2B—BCC: Geisick; HCC: Harris, Lubach, Law. 3B—HCC: Lubach.

BASKETBALL The NBA EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division W L Pct Philadelphia 22 15 .595 Boston 18 17 .514 New York 18 18 .500 Toronto 11 25 .306 New Jersey 11 26 .297 Southeast Division W L Pct Miami 28 8 .778 Orlando 24 14 .632 Atlanta 22 15 .595 Washington 8 28 .222 Charlotte 4 30 .118 Central Division W L Pct Chicago 30 8 .789 Indiana 23 12 .657 Milwaukee 14 23 .378 Cleveland 13 22 .371 Detroit 12 26 .316 WESTERN CONFERENCE Southwest Division W L Pct San Antonio 25 11 .694 Memphis 22 15 .595 Dallas 22 16 .579 Houston 21 16 .568 New Orleans 9 28 .243 Northwest Division W L Pct Oklahoma City 29 8 .784 Denver 20 17 .541 Portland 18 18 .500 Minnesota 18 19 .486 Utah 17 19 .472 Pacific Division W L Pct L.A. Clippers 21 13 .618 L.A. Lakers 22 14 .611 Phoenix 16 20 .444 Golden State 14 19 .424 Sacramento 12 24 .333 Friday’s Games Memphis 102, Toronto 99 Atlanta 99, Milwaukee 94 Boston 107, New Jersey 94 Chicago 112, Cleveland 91 Denver 117, Houston 105 New Orleans 97, Dallas 92 Philadelphia 105, Golden State 83 San Antonio 102, Charlotte 72 Utah 99, Miami 98 L.A. Lakers 115, Sacramento 107 Phoenix 81, L.A. Clippers 78 Saturday’s Games Atlanta 97, Oklahoma City 90 Orlando 114, Milwaukee 98 Washington 101, Cleveland 98 Indiana 102, New Orleans 84 Memphis 100, Detroit 83 Dallas 102, Utah 96 Minnesota at Portland, late Sunday’s Games New York at Boston, Noon

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GEORGETOWN (22-7) Thompson 6-14 4-6 19, Porter 9-11 1-1 19, Lubick 1-3 1-6 3, Sims 2-7 1-2 5, Clark 4-14 2-4 11, Whittington 0-3 2-3 2, Hopkins 1-1 3-3 5, Starks 1-7 0-0 3, Bowen 0-1 0-0 0, Trawick 1-2 00 2. Totals 25-63 14-25 69. MARQUETTE (25-6) J. Wilson 4-9 2-2 11, Crowder 8-15 10-12 26, Johnson-Odom 5-12 6-10 17, Blue 3-6 7-9 13, Cadougan 0-2 6-10 6, Mayo 0-0 0-0 0, Anderson 1-1 0-0 2, D. Wilson 0-0 0-0 0, Gardner 3-5 2-2 8. Totals 24-50 33-45 83. Halftime—Marquette 39-29. 3-Point Goals— Georgetown 5-18 (Thompson 3-5, Starks 1-4, Clark 1-7, Whittington 0-1, Trawick 0-1), Marquette 2-12 (J. Wilson 1-2, Johnson-Odom 14, Cadougan 0-1, Crowder 0-5). Fouled Out— Porter, Sims. Rebounds—Georgetown 38 (Sims 9), Marquette 39 (Crowder 14). Assists— Georgetown 15 (Thompson 4), Marquette 13 (Cadougan 5). Total Fouls—Georgetown 29, Marquette 19. Technical—J. Wilson. A—19,087.

NO. 12 MURRAY ST. 54, TENNESSEE ST. 52 TENNESSEE ST. (20-12) Miller 4-9 1-3 9, Harris 0-1 0-0 0, Peters 2-5 0-0 5, Covington 6-11 0-0 14, Rhett 4-6 0-0 8, Thornton 5-7 1-2 11, Moore 1-5 3-5 5, Green 0-0 0-0 0, Cyphers 0-3 0-0 0. Totals 22-47 5-10 52. MURRAY ST. (30-1) Daniel 0-0 2-2 2, Canaan 4-13 5-6 14, Poole 3-9 66 14, Long 2-7 1-2 6, Aska 3-8 0-0 6, Wilson 0-1 00 0, Mushatt 1-2 0-0 2, Jackson 4-7 0-0 8, Garrett 1-1 0-0 2. Totals 18-48 14-16 54. Halftime—Murray St. 29-27. 3-Point Goals— Tennessee St. 3-11 (Covington 2-4, Peters 1-1, Moore 0-1, Thornton 0-1, Miller 0-1, Cyphers 03), Murray St. 4-18 (Poole 2-6, Long 1-3, Canaan 1-6, Wilson 0-1, Jackson 0-2). Fouled Out—None. Rebounds—Tennessee St. 34 (Miller, Thornton 8), Murray St. 24 (Aska 5). Assists—Tennessee St. 14 (Miller 7), Murray St. 9 (Canaan, Long 3). Total Fouls— Tennessee St. 15, Murray St. 12. A—6,454.

Big 12 men BIG 12 STANDINGS Conference Overall Kansas 16-2 26-5 Missouri 14-4 27-4 Iowa State 12-6 22-9 Baylor 12-6 25-6 Kansas State 10-8 21-9 Texas 9-9 19-12 Oklahoma State 7-11 14-17 Oklahoma 5-13 15-15 Texas A&M 4-14 13-17 Texas Tech 1-17 8-22 Wednesday’s Games Missouri 78, Iowa State 72 Texas 72, Oklahoma 64 Saturday’s games Kansas State 77, Oklahoma State 58 Missouri 81, Texas Tech 59 Oklahoma 65, Texas A&M 62 Iowa State 80, Baylor 72 Kansas 73, Texas 63

NO. 7 MISSOURI 81, TEXAS TECH 59 MISSOURI (27-4) P. Pressey 1-2 0-1 3, M. Pressey 5-11 0-0 14, Ratliffe 5-8 3-5 13, Denmon 6-14 0-0 17, English 6-11 5-6 20, Dixon 4-7 2-2 13, Sutton 0-0 0-0 0, Moore 0-0 1-2 1, Jones 0-0 0-0 0, Rosburg 0-0 00 0. Totals 27-53 11-16 81. TEXAS TECH (8-22) Nurse 5-7 0-0 12, Willis 0-3 1-2 1, Adams 3-4 3-3 11, Lewandowski 4-10 1-2 9, Tolbert 2-4 1-3 5, Petteway 0-0 0-0 0, Minnis 1-3 0-0 2, Crockett 710 3-4 17, Lammert 1-1 0-0 2, Nash 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 23-42 9-14 59. Halftime—Missouri 32-28. 3-Point Goals— Missouri 16-26 (Denmon 5-8, M. Pressey 4-7, Dixon 3-4, English 3-5, P. Pressey 1-2), Texas Tech 4-7 (Adams 2-3, Nurse 2-3, Willis 0-1). Fouled Out—None. Rebounds—Missouri 30 (Ratliffe 15), Texas Tech 23 (Crockett 8). Assists—Missouri 18 (P. Pressey 8), Texas Tech 11 (Lewandowski, Minnis, Nurse, Petteway 2). Total Fouls—Missouri 14, Texas Tech 19. A—7,892.

IOWA ST. 80, NO. 9 BAYLOR 72 BAYLOR (25-6) Jones III 5-11 0-0 10, Acy 2-3 1-1 5, Heslip 3-9 00 6, Miller 3-9 0-0 6, Jackson 11-19 8-9 35, Franklin 1-6 0-0 3, Bello 0-0 0-0 0, Walton 0-3 00 0, Jefferson 1-2 3-4 5, Jones 1-3 0-0 2. Totals 2765 12-14 72. IOWA ST. (22-9) Babb 3-7 2-2 10, Ejim 5-6 5-6 15, Allen 4-11 0-0 11, Christopherson 8-16 5-6 23, White 3-8 5-10 11, Palo 0-0 0-0 0, Sledge 0-0 0-0 0, Booker 1-1 0-0 3,

Gibson 1-2 0-2 2, McGee 1-6 2-2 5. Totals 26-57 19-28 80. Halftime—Baylor 37-30. 3-Point Goals— Baylor 6-24 (Jackson 5-10, Franklin 1-5, Jones 0-1, Miller 0-1, Walton 0-2, Heslip 0-5), Iowa St. 9-25 (Allen 3-8, Babb 2-5, Christopherson 2-8, Booker 1-1, McGee 1-3). Fouled Out—None. Rebounds—Baylor 35 (Jones III 12), Iowa St. 38 (White 11). Assists—Baylor 9 (Franklin, Jackson 3), Iowa St. 17 (Christopherson 6). Total Fouls—Baylor 23, Iowa St. 15. Technical—Walton. A—14,376.

KANSAS ST. 77, OKLAHOMA ST. 58 OKLAHOMA ST. (14-17) Cobbins 2-5 0-0 4, Jurick 0-0 0-0 0, B. Williams 4-12 0-2 9, Page 7-13 2-3 22, Brown 4-8 0-2 8, Guerrero 6-11 2-3 15, Soucek 0-1 0-0 0, Sager 00 0-0 0. Totals 23-50 4-10 58. KANSAS ST. (21-9) Ojeleye 1-1 0-0 2, Samuels 7-12 3-3 17, Rodriguez 0-3 5-6 5, McGruder 10-14 0-0 24, Spradling 3-7 0-0 7, Southwell 0-2 0-0 0, Irving 1-5 0-0 3, Lawrence 0-0 0-0 0, Diaz 0-0 0-0 0, Henriquez 7-8 2-5 16, Jones 1-5 1-2 3, Rohleder 0-0 0-0 0, Gipson 0-1 0-0 0. Totals 30-58 11-16 77. Halftime—Kansas St. 40-33. 3-Point Goals— Oklahoma St. 8-17 (Page 6-10, Guerrero 1-2, B. Williams 1-4, Brown 0-1), Kansas St. 6-22 (McGruder 4-6, Spradling 1-3, Irving 1-4, Southwell 0-1, Jones 0-2, Rodriguez 0-2, Samuels 0-4). Fouled Out—Cobbins, Soucek. Rebounds—Oklahoma St. 27 (Cobbins 7), Kansas St. 35 (Samuels 12). Assists— Oklahoma St. 16 (Cobbins, Guerrero 5), Kansas St. 21 (Spradling 7). Total Fouls— Oklahoma St. 18, Kansas St. 12. A—12,528.

OKLAHOMA 65, TEXAS A&M 62 TEXAS A&M (13-17) Loubeau 7-12 1-1 15, Middleton 6-16 2-2 14, Davis 0-0 0-0 0, Harris 2-6 0-0 5, E. Turner 4-11 0-0 11, Hibbert 1-2 1-2 4, Green 0-2 0-0 0, Alexander 1-2 0-0 3, R. Turner 4-5 2-4 10. Totals 25-56 6-9 62. OKLAHOMA (15-15) Fitzgerald 4-10 2-2 10, Osby 11-15 2-3 24, Grooms 1-4 5-6 7, Pledger 3-9 1-2 9, Clark 3-8 33 9, Franklin 0-0 0-0 0, Washington 2-4 0-0 4, Blair 1-2 0-0 2, Neal 0-0 0-0 0, Honore 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 25-52 13-16 65. Halftime—Oklahoma 33-26. 3-Point Goals— Texas A&M 6-16 (E. Turner 3-8, Hibbert 1-1, Alexander 1-1, Harris 1-3, Middleton 0-3), Oklahoma 2-6 (Pledger 2-4, Grooms 0-1, Blair 0-1). Fouled Out—None. Rebounds—Texas A&M 31 (Middleton 7), Oklahoma 31 (Clark 9). Assists—Texas A&M 12 (Harris 4), Oklahoma 14 (Grooms 7). Total Fouls—Texas A&M 16, Oklahoma 14. A—9,349.

MVC men MVC TOURNAMENT At Scottrade Center St. Louis First Round Thursday, March 1 Indiana State 66, Southern Illinois 51 Drake 65, Bradley 49 Quarterfinals Friday, March 2 Wichita State 72, Indiana State 48 Illinois State 54, Northern Iowa 42 Creighton 68, Drake 61 Evansville 72, Missouri State 64 Semifinals Saturday, March 3 Illinois State 65, Wichita State 664 Creighton 99, Evansville 71 Championship Sunday, March 4 Creighton vs. Illinois State, 1 p.m.

ILLINOIS ST. 65, NO. 15 WICHITA ST. 64 ILLINOIS ST. (20-12) Brown 9-19 4-4 25, Moore 3-7 4-4 12, Wilkins 1-5 5-6 8, Ekey 1-8 0-0 3, Carmichael 4-10 4-4 12, Allen 1-6 2-2 4, Clark 0-0 0-0 0, Cousin 0-1 1-2 1, Upshaw 0-0 0-0 0, Hill 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 19-56 2022 65. WICHITA ST. (27-5) Ragland 5-9 3-4 17, Williams 0-2 0-0 0, Smith 415 4-5 14, Murry 6-15 3-4 15, Stutz 3-7 0-0 6, Orukpe 0-0 0-0 0, Hall 0-1 0-0 0, Kyles 1-8 2-2 5, Cotton 0-1 0-0 0, White 3-5 1-2 7. Totals 22-63 1317 64. Halftime—Wichita St. 36-28. 3-Point Goals— Illinois St. 7-21 (Brown 3-7, Moore 2-2, Wilkins 1-2, Ekey 1-6, Carmichael 0-1, Cousin 0-1, Allen 0-2), Wichita St. 7-23 (Ragland 4-4, Smith 2-8, Kyles 1-6, Cotton 0-1, Murry 0-2, Williams 0-2). Fouled Out—None. Rebounds—Illinois St. 38 (Carmichael 11), Wichita St. 44 (Smith 13). Assists—Illinois St. 6 (Moore 3), Wichita St. 6 (Murry, Ragland, Smith 2). Total Fouls— Illinois St. 16, Wichita St. 21. Technicals— Wilkins 2 (ejected). A—NA.

NO. 25 CREIGHTON 99, EVANSVILLE 71 EVANSVILLE (16-15) Sawvell 3-4 2-2 8, Taylor 4-5 0-0 8, Ryan 3-12 79 13, Harris 6-12 4-6 17, Holmes 4-11 0-0 11, Nelson 0-2 0-0 0, Peeler 1-1 1-3 3, Jones 0-4 2-4 2, Moore 2-3 0-0 4, Cox 2-5 1-1 5, Cesnulevicius 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 25-59 17-25 71. CREIGHTON (27-5) Echenique 8-11 4-5 20, McDermott 3-4 8-10 14, Gibbs 2-6 0-0 6, Manigat 1-2 1-2 4, Young 3-4 77 13, Chatman 1-3 0-0 2, Stormberg 0-2 0-0 0, Jones 4-5 0-0 12, Sebastian 0-0 1-2 1, Dorwart 11 0-0 3, Dingman 2-4 0-0 6, Artino 5-6 0-0 10, Wragge 2-5 2-2 8. Totals 32-53 23-28 99. Halftime—Creighton 49-30. 3-Point Goals— Evansville 4-13 (Holmes 3-4, Harris 1-2, Jones 0-1, Ryan 0-2, Cox 0-2, Nelson 0-2), Creighton 12-23 (Jones 4-5, Gibbs 2-3, Dingman 2-4, Wragge 2-5, Dorwart 1-1, Manigat 1-2, Chatman 0-1, Stormberg 0-2). Fouled Out— Artino, Taylor. Rebounds—Evansville 17 (Harris, Moore, Taylor 3), Creighton 43 (Echenique, McDermott 9). Assists— Evansville 13 (Taylor 5), Creighton 22 (Chatman 7). Total Fouls—Evansville 23, Creighton 18. Technicals—Ryan, Artino, Echenique. A—16,271.

Top 25 women NO. 6 MARYLAND 73, WAKE FOREST 58 WAKE FOREST (19-13) Ray 2-7 4-4 8, Hamby 3-7 0-0 7, Wright 1-3 1-2 3, Thomas 3-5 0-0 7, Boykin 5-19 0-0 11, Hall 0-0 00 0, Douglas 5-20 2-2 14, Walker 2-10 0-0 4, Calicott 0-0 0-0 0, Garcia 1-3 2-2 4. Totals 22-74 9-10 58. MARYLAND (27-4) Hawkins 5-11 0-0 10, Thomas 7-18 4-7 18, DeVaughn 4-5 0-1 8, Mincy 3-6 5-6 13, Barrett 12 0-0 3, Moseley 3-5 2-2 9, Kizer 5-5 2-5 12, Rodgers 0-1 0-0 0. Totals 28-53 13-21 73. Halftime—Maryland 33-27. 3-Point Goals— Wake Forest 5-19 (Douglas 2-7, Thomas 1-1, Hamby 1-3, Boykin 1-5, Garcia 0-1, Walker 02), Maryland 4-9 (Mincy 2-3, Barrett 1-2, Moseley 1-3, Rodgers 0-1). Fouled Out—Ray. Rebounds—Wake Forest 34 (Walker 9), Maryland 47 (Thomas 12). Assists—Wake Forest 10 (Boykin 3), Maryland 12 (Mincy, Thomas 4). Total Fouls—Wake Forest 20, Maryland 13. Technical—Douglas. A—8,049.

NO. 21 PURDUE 68, NO. 9 PENN ST. 66 PURDUE (23-8) Howard 5-14 3-5 13, Rayburn 4-11 5-6 14, Moses 8-12 1-2 21, Williams 0-0 0-0 0, Houser 2-7 0-0 5, Ostarello 2-3 0-0 4, Jones 0-2 1-2 1, Guyton 3-5 00 6, Poston 2-5 0-1 4. Totals 26-59 10-16 68. PENN ST. (24-6) East 2-4 0-0 4, Gray 3-11 0-0 8, Bentley 8-18 4-5 22, Nickson 4-8 1-1 9, Studevent 0-1 0-0 0, Lucas 3-11 3-3 9, Wolfe 1-2 0-1 2, Waldner 0-0 0-0 0, Greene 4-13 4-7 12. Totals 25-68 12-17 66. Halftime—Purdue 35-34. 3-Point Goals— Purdue 6-14 (Moses 4-6, Houser 1-3, Rayburn 1-4, Howard 0-1), Penn St. 4-17 (Bentley 2-3, Gray 2-8, Studevent 0-1, Lucas 0-5). Fouled Out—Bentley, Williams. Rebounds—Purdue 54 (Howard 13), Penn St. 32 (Nickson 13). Assists—Purdue 16 (Houser 4), Penn St. 11 (Lucas 5). Total Fouls—Purdue 22, Penn St. 16. A—NA.

LSU 72, NO. 10 KENTUCKY 61 LSU (22-9) Jones 5-8 8-11 18, Barrett 3-5 9-10 15, Lutley 1-2 6-8 8, Kenney 2-2 6-6 10, Webb 5-14 1-2 11, McKinney 0-0 0-0 0, Plaisance 2-4 2-4 6, Turnbow 0-2 0-0 0, Boykin 1-2 2-2 4. Totals 1939 34-43 72. KENTUCKY (25-6) Walker 1-1 1-4 3, Mathies 7-13 3-4 18, Goss 2-7 1-1 5, Conwright 3-7 1-2 7, Evans 1-5 0-2 3, Snowden 6-18 0-0 17, Pinkett 0-1 0-0 0, Smith 00 0-0 0, Drake 0-0 0-0 0, Henderson 0-1 0-0 0, Bishop 4-6 0-0 8. Totals 24-59 6-13 61. Halftime—LSU 26-16. 3-Point Goals—LSU 0-3 (Jones 0-1, Webb 0-2), Kentucky 7-21 (Snowden 5-13, Mathies 1-2, Evans 1-5, Conwright 0-1). Fouled Out—Goss, Walker. Rebounds—LSU 38 (Turnbow 8), Kentucky 23 (Bishop, Mathies 4). Assists—LSU 8 (Barrett, Lutley 3), Kentucky 7 (Evans 3). Total Fouls—LSU 18, Kentucky 30. A—NA.

NO. 11 GREEN BAY 77, ILL.CHICAGO 64 GREEN BAY (27-1) Bauer 4-11 3-4 13, Wojta 12-22 3-5 27, Eichler 16 4-6 6, Ritchie 5-10 1-2 13, Lukan 1-2 3-4 6, Quilling 0-0 0-0 0, Gilbertson 2-3 0-0 6, Sension 2-2 2-2 6. Totals 27-56 16-23 77.

ILL.-CHICAGO (17-12) Bailey 6-13 12-14 24, Strickland 2-6 1-3 5, Nix 24 0-0 4, Foulks 1-4 0-0 2, Green 6-11 5-6 20, Kobel 2-8 0-0 5, Hannemann 2-3 0-0 4, Truiett 0-1 0-0 0. Totals 21-50 18-23 64. Halftime—Green Bay 28-27. 3-Point Goals— Green Bay 7-20 (Gilbertson 2-2, Ritchie 2-5, Bauer 2-7, Lukan 1-2, Eichler 0-2, Wojta 0-2), Ill.-Chicago 4-14 (Green 3-5, Kobel 1-5, Bailey 0-1, Foulks 0-3). Fouled Out—None. Rebounds—Green Bay 28 (Wojta 10), Ill.Chicago 37 (Bailey 7). Assists—Green Bay 24 (Ritchie 6), Ill.-Chicago 11 (Bailey 4). Total Fouls—Green Bay 20, Ill.-Chicago 20. A—512.

NO. 13 TENNESSEE 74, NO. 25 SOUTH CAROLINA 58 SOUTH CAROLINA (23-9) Stephens 1-3 0-0 2, Newton 0-0 0-0 0, Walker 513 2-4 13, Grant 4-12 2-2 13, Sutton 4-13 1-2 10, Sellers 1-1 0-0 2, Wilson 0-0 0-0 0, White 0-3 0-0 0, Bruner 0-5 1-2 1, Roy 4-8 0-0 10, Welch 1-3 00 2, Ibiam 2-2 1-2 5. Totals 22-63 7-12 58. TENNESSEE (23-8) Manning 3-5 0-0 7, Baugh 4-8 0-0 8, Johnson 714 9-14 23, Bass 0-1 0-0 0, Stricklen 5-10 4-4 16, Williams 0-0 0-0 0, Massengale 3-6 0-0 6, Simmons 2-4 0-0 5, Burdick 1-2 2-2 5, Spani 1-2 0-0 2, Harrison 1-1 0-0 2. Totals 27-53 15-20 74. Halftime—Tennessee 28-22. 3-Point Goals— South Carolina 7-22 (Grant 3-9, Roy 2-4, Walker 1-4, Sutton 1-5), Tennessee 5-12 (Stricklen 2-4, Manning 1-1, Burdick 1-2, Simmons 1-2, Massengale 0-1, Bass 0-1, Spani 0-1). Fouled Out—None. Rebounds—South Carolina 30 (Welch 5), Tennessee 38 (Baugh, Johnson 10). Assists—South Carolina 6 (Sutton, Walker 2), Tennessee 8 (Massengale 3). Total Fouls—South Carolina 14, Tennessee 10. A— 11,029.

NO. 24 NEBRASKA 77, NO. 14 OHIO ST. 62 NEBRASKA (24-7) Moore 1-8 6-6 8, Sample 3-6 2-2 8, Burke 8-15 22 20, Williams 0-3 0-0 0, Laudermill 1-2 0-1 2, Jeffery 3-8 1-2 8, Simon 0-0 0-0 0, Cady 4-8 0-1 10, Woodberry 0-1 0-0 0, Hooper 6-15 5-5 21. Totals 26-66 16-19 77. OHIO ST. (25-6) Beach 2-7 0-0 4, Stokes 3-5 0-0 6, Hill 4-16 2-4 10, Kynard 0-1 0-0 0, Prahalis 7-18 8-8 23, Moore 23 0-0 4, Ferguson 6-10 0-0 13, Adams 1-1 0-2 2. Totals 25-61 10-14 62. Halftime—Nebraska 36-30. 3-Point Goals— Nebraska 9-25 (Hooper 4-8, Burke 2-5, Cady 25, Jeffery 1-2, Laudermill 0-1, Woodberry 0-1, Moore 0-3), Ohio St. 2-16 (Ferguson 1-4, Prahalis 1-5, Kynard 0-1, Hill 0-6). Fouled Out—None. Rebounds—Nebraska 44 (Hooper 10), Ohio St. 37 (Adams, Stokes 8). Assists— Nebraska 15 (Moore 7), Ohio St. 10 (Prahalis 4). Total Fouls—Nebraska 11, Ohio St. 17. Technical—Prahalis. A—NA.

Big 12 women BIG 12 STANDINGS Conference Overall Baylor 18-0 31-0 11-6 20-8 Texas A&M Oklahoma 11-6 19-10 Kansas State 9-9 18-12 Iowa State 9-9 18-11 Oklahoma State 8-10 16-11 Kansas 7-10 18-11 Texas 7-10 18-12 Texas Tech 6-12 18-12 Missouri 2-16 12-17 Wednesday’s games Oklahoma State 66, Kansas 63 Oklahoma 71, Texas Tech 62 Iowa State 57, Kansas State 33 Saturday’s games Baylor 77, Iowa State 53 Texas Tech 64, Kansas State 63 Oklahoma State 68, Missouri 47 Sunday’s games Texas A&M at Texas, noon Kansas at Oklahoma, 2 p.m.

NO. 1 BAYLOR 77, IOWA ST. 53 IOWA ST. (18-11) Christofferson 1-7 0-0 3, Poppens 2-5 4-4 9, Moody 4-9 2-3 12, Mansfield 2-9 0-0 5, Cole 1-2 0-0 3, Harris 0-0 0-0 0, Williamson 1-5 2-2 4, Zimmerman 0-0 0-0 0, Prins 5-12 3-4 17. Totals 16-49 11-13 53. BAYLOR (31-0) Field 0-1 0-0 0, Griner 15-18 11-13 41, Sims 1-9 710 9, Condrey 1-1 0-0 2, Palmer 0-0 0-0 0, Hayden 1-4 1-2 4, Madden 1-1 0-0 2, Williams 79 1-1 15, Robertson 1-3 0-0 2, Agbuke 0-0 0-0 0, Pope 1-2 0-0 2. Totals 28-48 20-26 77. Halftime—Tied 32-32. 3-Point Goals—Iowa St. 10-33 (Prins 4-8, Moody 2-6, Cole 1-2, Poppens 1-3, Mansfield 1-6, Christofferson 1-6, Williamson 0-2), Baylor 1-4 (Hayden 1-2, Robertson 0-1, Sims 0-1). Fouled Out—None. Rebounds—Iowa St. 25 (Prins 7), Baylor 33 (Williams 11). Assists—Iowa St. 13 (Cole, Moody 4), Baylor 18 (Condrey, Madden 4). Total Fouls—Iowa St. 15, Baylor 10. A—9,435.

MVC women MVC STANDINGS Conference Overall Missouri State 14-4 21-7 Illinois State 13-5 18-11 Wichita State 12-6 18-11 Creighton 11-7 17-12 Northern Iowa 9-9 16-13 Drake 9-9 15-14 Indiana State 9-9 15-15 Bradley 7-11 16-14 Southern Illinois 4-14 8-21 Evansville 2-16 5-24 Thursday’s games Illinois State 62, Evansville 59 Missouri State 80, Northern Iowa 68 Indiana State 69, Southern Illinois 46 Bradley 56, Wichita State 46 Saturday’s games Indiana State 58, Evansville 47 Drake 54, Creighton 50 Wichita state 75, Northern Iowa 53 Illinois State 72, Southern Illinois 50 Bradley 86, Missouri State 69

State college men KCAC TOURNAMENT Thursday’s quarterfinals McPherson 76, Bethany 68 Tabor 62, Southwestern 54 Ottawa 63, Sterling 62 Saint Mary 85, Friends 81 Saturday’s semifinals Saint Mary 87, Ottawa 70 McPherson 86, Tabor 66 Championship Feb. 27 McPherson 86, Saint Mary 79

MIAA TOURNAMENT At Municipal Auditorium, Kansas City, Mo. Friday’s quarterfinals Washburn 67, Emporia State 51 Fort Hays State 103, Missouri Southern St. 102, OT Pittsburg State 78, Central Missouri 64 Northwest Missouri 73, Southwest Baptist 62 Saturday’s semifinals Washburn 67, Fort Hays State 54 Pittsburg State 56, NW Missouri State 53 Sunday’s championship Washburn vs. Pittsburg State, 4 p.m.

State college women KCAC TOURNAMENT Wednesday’s quarterfinals Friends 61, Saint Mary 57 Sterling 63, Ottawa 56 Kansas Wesleyan 65, McPherson 40 Southwestern 82, Bethel 62 Saturday’s semifinals Sterling 71, Friends 66, OT Southwestern 76, Kansas Wesleyan 63 Monday’s championship Sterling 62, Southwestern 61

MIAA TOURNAMENT At Municipal Auditorium, Kansas City, Mo. Thursday’s quarterfinals Washburn 80, Missouri Western St. 63 Central Missouri 73, Fort Hays State 61 Lincoln 83, Pittsburg State 77 Emporia State 64, Truman 63 Saturday’s semifinals Washburn 64, Central Missouri 62 Emporia State 68, Lincoln 60 Sunday’s championship Washburn vs. Emporia State, 1 p.m.

Junior college women HUTCHINSON 58, SEWARD COUNTY 49 SEWARD COUNTY (22-7, 11-5 Jayhawk West) Jones 1-5 2-2 5, Kirsteine 0-4 2-4 2, Thomas 1-4 0-0 2, Yanke 1-1 0-0 3, Knoll 8-20 4-5 22, Lee 3-7 3-4 11, Bognar 2-3 0-0 4. Totals 16-44 11-15 49 HUTCHINSON (29-0, 16-0) Sorrells 0-1 0-0 0, Patrick 3-8 2-2 10, Webber 26 0-0 6, Small 6-11 4-5 16, Barlow 1-8 3-4 6, Lee 0-3 0-0 0, Herl 0-0 0-0 0, Jas. Patterson 3-8 2-2 8, Lawrence 0-3 0-0 0, Jac. Patterson 4-12 4-7 12. Totals 19-60 15-20 58 Halftime score: Seward County 28-23. 3-point goals: Seward County 6-16 (Lee 2-3, Knoll 2-8, Yanke 1-1, Jones 1-2, Kirsteine 0-2). Hutchinson 5-22 (Webber 2-5, Patrick 2-6, Barlow 1-6, Lawrence, Small 0-4). Rebounds: Seward County 36 (Knoll 9), Hutchinson 40 (Jac. Patterson 10). Assists: Seward County 10

(Thomas 3), Hutchinson 15 (Barlow 5). Turnovers: Seward County 23, Hutchinson 11. Total fouls: Seward County 14, Hutchinson 13.

High school boys MCPHERSON 52, BUHLER 44 McPherson 17 9 11 15 —52 Buhler 6 11 12 15 —44 McPherson (52) Reber 0b 5-6 5, Houghton 1 2-4 4, Miller 2 1-2 7, Kinnamon 1 3-4 5, Hart 3 8-13 14, Cape 4 8-9 16, Sorenson 0 1-2 1. Totals: 11 28-40 52. Buhler (44) Torgerson 3 0-0 7, Lohrentz 3 4-7 10, Givens 2 5-5 11, Allen 1 0-0 2, Schmitt 1 0-0 2, Keeler 3 57 11.Totals: 13 15-19 44. Three-point goals: Miller 2, Torgerson, Givens 2. Total fouls: McPherson 19, Buhler 27. Fouled out: Givens. Technical foul: Givens (unsportsmanlike conduct).

DODGE CITY 38, WICHITA NORTHWEST 32 Dodge City 7 9 16 6 —38 Wichita Northwest 12 4 10 6 —32 Dodge City (38) Hallman 3 2-4 8, Weiser 1 1-2 4, Davis 2 2-2 6, Larson 1 0-2 2, Bradshaw 2 6-9 11, J. Taylor 2 0-0 4, Newton 1 1-1 3. Totals: 12 12-20 38. Wichita Northwest (32) Nicholson 3 3-5 9, Miller 2 1-2 5, Tuggle 2 3-4 7, Gales 4 2-2 10, Moncada 0 1-2 1. Totals: 11 1017 32. Three-point goals: Bradshaw, Weiser. Fouled out: Carter. Total fouls: Dodge City 17, Wichita Northwest 20.

WICHITA NORTH 46, MAIZE 26 Wichita North 10 8 13 15 —46 Maize 4 8 7 7 —26 Wichita North (46) Frankamp 5 1-2 12, Beard 0 3-4 3, Williams 1 5-8 7, Henderson 3 2-6 8, 3 0-0 6, Bogle 0 2-2 2, Bernard 3 2-2 8. Totals: 15 15-24 46. Maize (26) Pontius 3 1-2 9, McBroom 1 2-2 4, Sturgeon 2 36 8, White 0 2-6 2, Eleeson 1 0-0 3. Totals: 7 816 26. Three-point goals: Frankamp 1, Pontius 2, Sturgeon 1, Eleeson 1. Fouled out: White. Total fouls: Wichita North 15, Maize 22.

SCOTT CITY 71, HOLCOMB 47 HOLCOMB (47) Tyler LaSalle 14, Homer 1, Heath Tucker 12, Thomas 4, Bennett 8, Ramsey 8. SCOTT CITY (71) Brett O’Neil 14, T. O’Neil 8, Braeden Robinson 11, Hess 3, Habiger 2, Wilson 5, Joey Meyer 14, Drew Kife 14. 6 13 11 17 - 47 Holcomb Scott City 12 20 19 20 - 71 3 point goals: H 1 (Thomas); S 2 (B. O’Neil, Robinson)

MEADE 76, SYRACUSE 54 SYRACUSE (54) J.D. Howell 14, Parks 9, Kyle Dupree 10, Erik York 11, Romero 2, Coleman 8. MEADE (76) Little 5, Hardaway 1, Gunner Cordes 11, Wiens 4, Morgan Davis 29, Randy Friesen 23, Olvera 1, Pfannenstiel 2. Syracuse 9 8 15 22 - 54 Meade 17 20 18 21 - 76 3 point goals: S 6 (Parks, Dupree 2, York 3); M 1 (Davis)

SATURDAY’S SUBSTATE CHAMPIONSHIP SCORES Boys Class 6A At Hutchinson Dodge City 38, Wichita Northwest 32 Wichita North 46, Maize 26 At Olathe Northwest Olathe East 49, Olathe Northwest 45 Olathe South 67, Leavenworth 55 At BV North BV Northwest vs. SM East BV North vs. SM South At Topeka Wichita Heights 60, Wichita East 56 Topeka 64, Derby 54 Class 4A At Baldwin KC Sumner vs. Ottawa At Bonner Springs Topeka Hayden vs. Basehor-Linwood At Buhler McPherson 52, Buhler 44 At Clearwater Wellington vs. Wichita Collegiate At Coffeyville Coffeyville vs. Parsons At Holton Abilene vs. Holton At Louisburg Fort Scott vs. Paola At Ulysses Pratt 48, Andale 35 Class 3A At Douglass Conway Springs 57, Wichita Independent 44 At Erie Pittsburg-Colgan 48, Galena 44 At Fredonia Wellsville vs. Central Heights At Lyons Beloit 55, Hoisington 50 At Sabetha Maur Hill Mount Academy vs. Nemaha Valley At Scott City Scott City 71, Holcomb 47 At Sedgwick Moundridge 48, Hillsboro 43 At St. Marys Rock Creek vs. Riley County Class 2A At Brookville At Cottonwood Falls Olpe vs. Berean Academy At Ellis Ness City 54, Plainville 53 At Lyndon Lyndon vs. Lebo At Meade Meade 76, Syracuse 54 At Onaga Valley Falls vs. Jefferson County North At Pratt Sterling vs. Medicine Lodge At Uniontown Arma vs. Madison/Hamilton Class 1A Division I At Centralia Centralia vs. Hanover At Clifton-Clyde Rock Hills vs. Downs At Coldwater Ashland 70, South Central 48 At Dexter Udall vs. South Haven At Goessel Burrton 40, Pretty Prairie 38 At Quinter Hoxie 70, Thunder Ridge 55 At Satanta South Gray 56, Minneola 45 At St. Paul Lawrence-Seabury vs. Waverly Class 1A Division II At Iola Chetopa vs. Crest At Norton Wheatland-Grinnell vs. Palco At Argonia Cunningham 50, South Barber 49 At Beloit Hope 47, Wilson 45 At Fowler Fowler vs. Healy At Frankfort Baileyville B&B vs. Frankfort At Hoisington Otis-Bison 41, Victoria 39 At Colby Cheylin vs. Tribune Girls Class 5A At Newton Salina Central 48, Salina South 46 Newton 51, Hays 43 At BV Southwest Blue Valley vs. Bishop Miege St. Thomas Aquinas vs. Mill Valley At Topeka Seaman Topeka Seaman 53, KC Schlagle 18 Highland Park 49, Shawnee Heights 45 At Kapaun Mount Carmel Wichita Kapaun 47, Andover Central 34 Andover 56, Bishop Carroll 43 Class 4A At Baldwin Santa Fe Trail vs. Ottawa At Bonner Springs Bonner Springs 58, Tonganoxie 50 At Buhler McPherson 52, Hesston 44 At Clearwater Wellington 43, Mulvane 30 At Coffeyville Girard vs. Parsons At Holton Holton 70, Wamego 53 At Louisburg Chanute 44, Osawatomie 41 At Ulysses Pratt 46, Haven 26 Class 3A At Douglass Garden Plain 44, Conway Springs 23 At Erie Caney Valley vs. Frontenac

At Fredonia Burlington 62, Central Heights 41 At Lyons Beloit 52, TMP-Marian 40 At Sabetha Atchison County 35, Sabetha 29 At Scott City Holcomb 70, Cimarron 46 At Sedgwick Hillsboro 29, Moundridge 19 At St. Marys Silver Lake 50, Riley County 44 Class 2A At Brookville Belleville 42, Smith Center 39 At Cottonwood Falls Olpe 54, Berean Academy 35 At Ellis Oakley 53, Atwood 41 At Lyndon Lyndon vs. Lebo At Meade Meade 66, Kinsley 53 At Onaga Leavenworth-Immaculata vs. Jefferson County North At Pratt Central Plains 55, Sterling 53 At Uniontown Madison/Hamilton vs. Oswego Class 1A Division I At Centralia Centralia vs. Hanover At Clifton-Clyde Pike Valley 58, Lakeside 37 At South Central St. John 44, South Central 25 At Dexter Caldwell 50, South Haven 44 At Goessel Centre 35, Fairfield 32 At Quinter Hoxie 59, Quinter 22 At Satanta Spearville 54, Deerfield 45 At St. Paul Lawrence-Seabury vs. Waverly Class 1A Division II At Iola Crest vs. Buffalo-Altoona-Midway At Norton Wheatland/Grinnell vs. Logan At Argonia Norwich 50, Bucklin 43 At Beloit Central Christian 52, Hope 37 At Fowler Dighton vs. Ingalls At Frankfort Wetmore 39, Baileyville 30 At Hoisington Victoria 56, Otis-Bison 43 At Colby Sharon Springs vs. Tribune

High school girls MCPHERSON 52, HESSTON 44 Hesston 11 9 12 12 —44 McPherson 11 12 17 12 —52 Hesston (44) Richardson 4 5-6 15, Weaver 2 1-2 7, McCartney 0 3-4 3, Short 7 5-9 19. Totals: 13 1421 44. McPherson (52) Ruder 2 10-12 15, Hein 1 3-4 6, Pedersen 3 2-2 10, Brunder 3 4-4 10, Loecker 1 8-12 11. Totals: 10 27-34 52. Three-point goals: Richardson 2, Weaver 2, Ruder, Hein, Pedersen 2, Loecker.. Total fouls: Hesston 23, McPherson 18. Fouled out: none.

ST. JOHN 44, SOUTH CENTRAL 25 ST. JOHN (44) Smith 3, Hanson 2, Falk 1, Osborne 9, Waters 5, Te. Christie 6, Witt 2, Fisher 3, Teresa Wade 13 SOUTH CENTRAL (25) Ediger 3, Burt 9, Konrade 2, Alexander 5, Harris 6 St. John 5 6 20 13 - 44 South Central 3 7 0 15 - 25 3 point goals: SJ 3 (Osborne 1, Waters 1, Fisher 1); SC 2 (Edgier 1, Alexander 1)

CENTRE 35, FAIRFIELD 32 FAIRFIELD (32) Burns 4, Owens 4, Montford 3, Kristen Roberts 14, Carter 7 CENTRE (35) S. Makovec 7, A. Makovec 5, Beka Basore 12, Deines 2, Simons 9 Fairfield 7 11 10 4 - 32 Centre 8 9 9 9 - 35 3 point goals: C 3 (S. Makovec 1, A. Makovec 1, Simons 1)

FRIDAY’S SUBSTATE SCORES Boys Class 5A Newton substate Goddard Eisenhower 85, Salina South 34 Liberal 58, Salina Central 53, OT Class 4A Buhler substate Buhler 68, Smoky Valley 46 McPherson 65, Concordia 43 Ulysses substate Pratt 56, Ulysses 26 Cheney vs. Andale Class 2A Cottonwood Falls substate Berean Academy 43, Peabody-Burns 33 Olpe 54, Herington 45 Ellis substate Plainville 63, Ellis 38 Ness City 65, Hill City 53 Meade substate Meade 79, Elkhart 56 Syracuse 55, Stanton County 51 Pratt substate Medicine Lodge 66, Pratt Skyline 41 Sterling 60, Inman 44 Others Abilene 62, Chapman 43 Bishop Carroll 49, Andover Central 48 Bennington 41, Republic County 40 Ell-Saline 37, Lincoln 28 Fort Scott 72, Anderson County 61 Holton 67, Royal Valley 55 Jefferson North 61, Jackson Heights 46 KC Harmon 78, Shawnee Mill Valley 64 KC Sumner 56, DeSoto 54 Kapaun 43, Andover 37 Lansing 64, KC Washington 54 Lebo 47, Marais des Cygnes 41 Lyndon 57, Burlingame 53 Olpe 54, Herington 45 Topeka Hayden 67, Tonganoxie 32 Girls Class 6A Hutchinson substate Maize 62, Dodge City 26 Wichita South 53, Garden City 45 Class 3A Douglass substate Garden Plain 57, Chaparral 31 Conway Springs 43, Kingman 32 Lyons substate TMP-Marian 58, Russell 49 Beloit 52, Hoisington 38 Scott City substate Holcomb 51, Southwestern Heights 42 Cimarron 60, Phillipsburg 48 Sedgwick substate Hillsboro 45, Southeast of Saline 33 Moundridge 36, Remington 33 Class 1A Division I Coldwater substate St. John 57, LaCrosse 23 South Central 52, Ashland 36 Goessel substate Centre 52, White City 40 Fairfield 38, Burrton 35 Satanta substate Deerfield 47, Hodgeman County 28 Spearville 54, Satanta 11 Class 1A Division II Argonia substate Norwich 61, South Barber 44 Bucklin 52, Argonia 42 Beloit substate Hope 44, Elyria Christian 32 Central Christian 72, Wilson 42 Colby substate Golden Plains vs. Tribune Sharon Springs 29, Weskan 28 Fowler substate Rolla vs. Ingalls Dighton 42, Moscow 28 Hoisington substate Victoria 43, Stafford 15 Otis-Bison 55, Chase 40 Others Altoona Midway 56, Kansas Deaf 10 Atchison County 43, Marysville 39 Baileyville 59, Frankfort 31 Caldwell 58, Udall 45, OT Central Heights 54, Eureka 49 Crest 42, Chetopa 40 Effingham 43, Marysville 39 Frontenac 40, Southeast Cherokee 23 Hanover 58, Valley Heights 52 Hoxie 77, St. Francis 26 Lakeside 42, Sylvan-Lucas 36 Manhattan 43, Topeka Washburn Rural 39 Quinter 43, Thunder Ridge 38 Wetmore 59, Axtell 9 Wichita Heights 37, Wichita East 33 Wichita South 53, Garden City 45


The PGA HONDA CLASSIC Palm Beach Gardens, Fla. Third Round Rory McIlroy 66-67-66 Harris English 66-69-66 Tom Gillis 68-64-69 Keegan Bradley 67-68-68 Brian Harman 73-61-69 Justin Rose 66-66-71 Charl Schwartzel 71-66-67 Dicky Pride 66-67-71 Greg Chalmers 68-69-68 Chris Stroud 70-69-67 Kevin Stadler 66-71-69 Graeme McDowell 73-64-69 Jeff Overton 71-65-70 Gary Christian 73-67-67 Davis Love III 64-72-71 Charles Howell III 68-67-72 67-67-73 Jimmy Walker Fredrik Jacobson 70-71-67 Spencer Levin 72-69-67 69-72-67 Rickie Fowler Mark Wilson 70-70-68 Brandt Jobe 70-69-69 71-68-69 Tiger Woods Ernie Els 70-68-70 Ted Potter, Jr. 72-64-72 68-66-74 Vaughn Taylor D.A. Points 71-70-68 Henrik Stenson 70-69-70 70-69-70 Lee Westwood Erik Compton 67-71-71 Ryan Palmer 66-71-72 Rocco Mediate 69-67-73 Bob Estes 67-69-73 Rory Sabbatini 69-72-69 John Mallinger 74-67-69 Y.E. Yang 70-70-70 Robert Garrigus 71-69-70 Jason Kokrak 71-68-71 Padraig Harrington 70-68-72 Ken Duke 67-69-74 Kenny Perry 70-71-70 Cameron Tringale 72-69-70 Heath Slocum 70-71-70 J.B. Holmes 70-70-71 Stuart Appleby 69-71-71 Rod Pampling 69-71-71 Nick O’Hern 69-71-71 Tim Herron 71-69-71 Sean O’Hair 70-69-72 Carl Pettersson 67-70-74 Ben Crane 67-69-75 Ryan Moore 70-71-71 Louis Oosthuizen 67-74-71 Sang-Moon Bae 70-71-71 Jason Bohn 70-70-72 William McGirt 69-71-72 Michael Thompson 74-66-72 Scott Langley 70-69-73 Brian Davis 68-70-74 Martin Flores 66-72-74 Stewart Cink 70-67-75 John Huh 68-69-75 Chris Kirk 71-70-72 Kris Blanks 69-72-72 71-69-73 Jhonattan Vegas Michael Bradley 70-70-73 Robert Allenby 72-68-73 68-72-74 Brendon de Jonge Jose Maria Olazabal 73-67-74 Anthony Kim 70-69-75 71-68-75 Charlie Wi

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Nationwide Tour PANAMA CHAMPIONSHIP Panama City Third Round Edward Loar 66-68-68 Justin Hicks 64-75-67 Kevin Johnson 75-69-63 Matt Hendrix 69-70-68 Josh Broadaway 72-72-64 Derek Fathauer 71-70-67 Justin Bolli 65-70-73 Brian Smock 71-64-73 Oscar Serna 73-70-66 Luke List 71-71-67 Ryan Armour 72-69-68 Daniel Chopra 72-69-68 David Lingmerth 69-70-70 Shawn Stefani 69-70-70 Charles Warren 72-66-71 Tim Wilkinson 68-68-73 Cameron Percy 75-69-66 Brad Adamonis 71-71-68 Tommy Cocha 71-70-69 Michael Connell 69-70-71 Cesar Costilla 70-69-71 Tyrone Van Aswegen 67-72-71 Philip Pettitt, Jr. 69-69-72 Martin Piller 66-71-73 Chris Wilson 74-69-68 Steve LeBrun 71-72-68 B.J. Staten 70-71-70 Brad Fritsch 70-70-71 Aaron Goldberg 68-70-73 Peter Lonard 69-69-73 Ben Briscoe 76-68-68 Glen Day 73-71-68 Troy Merritt 72-71-69 Joseph Bramlett 75-68-69 Erik Flores 73-70-69 Jim Herman 68-73-71 Steven Bowditch 68-72-72 Scott Dunlap 69-71-72 Aron Price 71-68-73 Skip Kendall 72-72-69 Andrew Svoboda 76-68-69 Andrew Magee 72-71-70 Omar Uresti 72-71-70 Craig Bowden 72-70-71 Darron Stiles 73-68-72 Russell Henley 72-69-72 Camilo Benedetti 69-72-72 Paul Stankowski 70-70-73 Robert Damron 73-71-70 Lee Williams 72-71-71 Ryan Yip 72-71-71 Mark D. Anderson 75-68-71 Jason Allred 71-71-72 Anthony Rodriguez 75-68-71 Jerod Turner 70-73-72 Bio Kim 71-71-73 Scott Parel 74-68-73 Reid Edstrom 72-69-74 Casey Wittenberg 72-69-74 Mathias Gronberg 70-70-75 Marc Turnesa 70-70-75 James Sacheck 73-71-72 Mike Lavery 73-71-72 Jason Gore 71-72-73 Paul Claxton 74-70-73 Michael Sim 76-68-73 Ron Whittaker 76-68-73 Carl Paulson 70-73-74 Andres Echavarria 74-69-74

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HOCKEY The NHL Friday’s Games New Jersey 5, Washington 0 Chicago 2, Ottawa 1 Tampa Bay 4, N.Y. Rangers 3, OT Detroit 6, Minnesota 0 Dallas 3, Edmonton 1 Anaheim 3, Calgary 2 Saturday’s Games N.Y. Islanders 3, Boston 2 Toronto 3, Montreal 1 Tampa Bay 4, Carolina 3, OT Nashville 3, Florida 1 Columbus 5, Phoenix 2 Pittsburgh at Colorado, late Buffalo at Vancouver, late Anaheim at Los Angeles, late St. Louis at San Jose, late Sunday’s Games Boston at N.Y. Rangers, 11:30 a.m. New Jersey at N.Y. Islanders, 2 p.m. Chicago at Detroit, 3 p.m. Ottawa at Florida, 5 p.m. Dallas at Calgary, 5 p.m. Philadelphia at Washington, 6 p.m. Colorado at Minnesota, 6 p.m.

TENNIS The ATP DELRAY BEACH INTERNATIONAL Delray Beach, Fla. Singles Semifinals Marinko Matosevic, Australia, def. Dudi Sela, Israel, 5-7, 6-4, 7-6 (7).

DUTY FREE CHAMPIONSHIPS Dubai, United Arab Emirates Singles Championship Roger Federer (2), Switzerland, def. Andy Murray (3), Britain, 7-5, 6-4.

The WTA BMW MALAYSIAN OPEN Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Singles Quarterfinals Eleni Daniilidou, Greece, def. Olivia Rogowska, Australia, 6-2, 3-6, 6-2. Jelena Jankovic (2), Serbia, def. Ayumi Morita (6), Japan, walkover. Semifinals Hsieh Su-wei, Taiwan, def. Eleni Daniilidou, Greece, 6-0, 4-6, 6-1.

Sunday, March 4, 2012 D5

The Hutchinson News

OUTDOORS Reel Sports

Cabela’s 2 weeks from opening day ■ Wichita store to feature

80,000 square feet of outdoors shopping space. BY BILL WILSON MCT Regional News

At first glance, it’s hard to fathom how Wichita Cabela’s officials are going to need another two weeks to open: Staffers scurrying everywhere, product on most shelves. Nonetheless, it’s going to be 11 a.m. March 14 before the destination outdoors retailer opens its doors at K-96 and Greenwich. Make no mistake: Cabela’s is about outdoor sports first, second and third. The 80,000-square-foot store’s fishing department

takes up about 5,000 square feet of its own. “One thing that’s really unique about this department is that every lure you could possibly have we have,” said Gary Snyder of Wichita, who was stocking the department on Tuesday. “If you’ve ever fished anything as your favorite, if we ain’t got it, we’ll get it.” But the company has other people besides outdoors aficionados in mind: There’s a 20-foot mountain featuring about 35 largeand small-game animal mounts from North America that company spokesman Wes Remmer said is an attraction for the non-outdoors types who come in with their hunting or fishing lover.

“It’s a draw for everyone, whether you’re a guy, a gal, young or old,” Remmer said. “It’s got the 4,000-gallon aquarium on the side. You can simply look at it and be entertained. The display speaks for itself.” Cabela’s clothing department is another draw, Remmer said, targeting outdoors enthusiasts and their families. “When you take a look around, there’s more than the outdoorsy stuff,” Remmer said. “We’ve got Tshirts, shorts. It’s not all hunting and fishing. We like to offer something for everyone.” For example, the sophisticated gun collector with a bankroll can find a huge collection of hard-to-find

firearms in the store’s gun library, ranging from $1,000 to $18,000. “Cabela’s is very proud of its gun library. We have one in every store, and it’s the gem of the store,” Remmer said. “There are definitely collectors out there, and if you get someone in here it’s safe to say that they are an avid gun person.” The Wichita gun library has shotguns, handguns and rifles dating to the early 1800s and some of the first repeating firearms, all acquired by the company’s team of vintage-gun buyers. “We have a team of guys who work the shows, buying, selling and trading guns,” Remmer said. “It’s quite a process.” Austin native P.J. Mar-

tinez runs the gun library, which also includes customer service issues like repairs. “I get to buy and sell guns all day,” he said, smiling. The store’s other features include a bargain cave with discounted prices on returned and discontinued merchandise, a fudge shop stocked with homemade goods, a grill serving lunch and a conference and seminar room that includes a clinic area. The Wichita store is one of six Cabela’s that will open this year. The other sites are Tulalip, Wash.; Saskatoon, Saskatchewan; Rogers, Ark.; Union Gap, Wash.; and Charleston, W.Va. Reach Bill Wilson at 316268-6290.

Fly-tying phenom 11-year-old has been at it since she was 6 BY JOHN MCCOY

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KENOVA, W.Va. – At an age when many girls are still into Barbie or Hello Kitty, Ellie May Dean’s favorite pastime is tying trout flies. The precocious 11-year-old spends hours every week seated at her tying bench, making fur and feathers resemble tiny aquatic insects. Her skills have earned her invitations to conduct public fly tying demonstrations and have earned her a regular gig on national television. Her fascination with the pastime began the first time she saw it. “I didn’t know what it was, but I wanted to know how to do it,” she said. She was 6 at the time. Her parents, Deron and Lisa Dean, encouraged her to go right ahead. “I started making up these flies with really big feathers,” Ellie May recalled. “They weren’t really flies, they were ‘things.’ A lot of times they were just single feathers wrapped onto a hook.” Not long after Ellie May started tying flies, Deron and Lisa developed the Elk Springs Resort, a fly fishing lodge, restaurant and fly shop along the Elk River in Randolph County. It was there that Ellie May learned to tie flies that might actually catch fish. “Bill Harkness – he was one of the guides at Elk Springs – showed me how to tie a streamer pattern. After that, I started concentrating on tying real trout flies,” she said. Lisa allowed Ellie May to set up a fly tying station in the corner of the resort’s short-order restaurant. She showed her flies to anglers who gathered there each day to have lunch and discuss the morning’s fishing. “People started offering to buy her flies, and they’d come back in and tell her about the fish they’d caught on them,” Lisa said. At the same time she was learning to tie flies, Ellie May also started to learn the intricacies of fly fishing. Deron recalled the day she caught her first fish on one of her own creations. “She was maybe 8 at the time,” he said. “Dave Breitmeier taught her how to tie the Black Midge Pupa pattern that’s so effective on the Elk. She tied one in size 18 and gave it to me to fish. It was about 30 degrees and snowing, but I took the fly out to try it.

In this recent photo, 11year-old Ellie May Dean of Cattlettsburg, Ky., ties a fly in her father’s office in Kenova W. Va. The youngster became fascinated with fly tying when she was 6, and she’s been at it ever since. Her skills have earned praise from veteran anglers, and have helped her to land regular appearances on a popular Outdoor Channel television show.

“It was one of those days when the fish were looking for exactly the fly I had on my line. By the time Ellie May and Dave came out to see how I was doing, I had caught 25 trout. I handed her the rod, and she cast it out and almost immediately caught one – her first trout on a fly she had tied.” Ellie May’s tying started getting national attention when Curtis Fleming, the host of The Outdoor Channel’s Fly Rod Chronicles, visited Elk Springs to videotape a show. Fleming and Ellie May hit it off. He invited the youngster to tie a fly on camera, and over time created a regular “Focus on the Fly” segment for her. In one segment, Ellie May showed former Washington Redskins running back John Riggins how to tie the Elk Hair Caddis pattern. That was a relatively large fly for her. Most of the ones she ties

range from small to ridiculously small. “I like to tie caddis- and midgelarva and pupa patterns, and ant patterns,” she said. “I tie most of them from size 18 down to size 32.” She obviously has excellent eyesight; a size 32 hook is about half as big as a grain of rice. Flies tied that small don’t require many materials, but they’re tricky to tie. Having parents who own a fly shop has its advantages. When Ellie May gets a little short on cash, she ties flies for the shop and gets paid for them. “We don’t pay her as much as we pay the other tiers, though,” her mother teased. Ellie May also does live fly tying demonstrations. She recently showed off her skills at the West Virginia Hunting and Fishing Show and ended up selling much of what she created.

“At one point she had a dozen Black Caddis Pupa tied and sitting on the table, and a pretty well-known local fly fisherman saw them and bought every one of them,” Lisa said. Ellie May also has gained a bit of a following from her national TV segments. “A guy from Georgia called up and asked for her to send him a picture and some flies. She sent a dozen flies and an autographed picture,” Lisa said. Though she’s still just a fifthgrader, Ellie May already knows what she would like to do someday — host an outdoors TV show of her own. “I’ve hunted and fished in Colorado, Montana, New Mexico and here at home,” she said. “I’d like to keep doing those things, and to make a show from them — ‘Ellie May Outdoors.’” Barbie and Hello Kitty can just go hang.

Crappie fishing is all about using proper equipment BY MICHAEL PEARCE MCT Regional News

Chatt Martin believes better equipment leads to better crappie fishing success. Here is some of what he regularly uses: Electronics – Martin has a Lowrance HDS-8 on the dash of his boat. He likes that he can program exact GPS locations to easily find favored spots. The new sonar also gives much better definition than most previous units.

“Regular old sonar used a cone-angle shot down. This unit shoots down a straight beam,” Martin said. “That gives you much better detail. You can absolutely identify if you’re looking at a brushpile, a brushpile with fish or nothing but fish. It really makes a difference.” Line – He’s a big fan of braided line, especially when fishing for deep fish. Monday, he used Power 10-pound test line that has the diameter of traditional 2-pound test line, in high-

visibility yellow. “The thinner line drops a lot faster and you get a real good feel with it,” he said. “You can also set the hook better because it has no stretch to it.” Lures – Martin’s not a fan of dainty lures when he’s fishing for deep crappie. One of his favorite set ups is a 3/8-ounce jig because it drops quickly to the bottom. It also allows better feel than with smaller jigs because the line’s held so taunt. He uses both tube and

curly-tailed bodies, held in place by a drop of super glue at the back of the jig head. Sometimes 50 or more crappie can be caught per body before it has to be replaced. Lure color, he said, isn’t as important as lure presentation. “I think vibration is more important than color, to be honest,” Martin said. “I’m a big believer in slightly shaking the rod. A lot of times the strike comes just after you’ve given it a light shake.

You can, though, jig way too hard in a lot of situations.” Electric motor – While some experienced anglers like to anchor over their fishing spot, Martin prefers to use an electric motor and his sonar. “The schools have a tendency to move around a little and I want to stay right on top of them,” he said. “You can’t do that if you’re anchored. If you are anchored you may want to cast around to see where a school has gone if they’re no longer below you.”

Jeff Myrick

Oddities create new activities for season To say this winter has been odd is to say weather forecasters don’t always get it right. Really? Hmmm. That’s earth shattering. But this winter has been very odd. I’m not sure about everyone else, but I have done things, seen things, and experienced winter weather like I never have before this year. I’ve caught more fish than I’ve shot game. For crying out loud, I went canoeing in December and January. I can honestly say I’ve never done that before. Usually when I think about winter, I think about hunting, mostly pheasant hunting. I didn’t go once. I was working on opening day, actually all that weekend, so couldn’t go. After hearing the horror stories from family and friends that did go on that usually glorious weekend and reading about the statewide poor conditions, I wasn’t sorry I missed opening day so much. As those stories continued to be related, I was in no hurry to go pheasant hunting. In my mind, if the numbers were so far down, why pressure the poor pheasants? Give the few we have left a chance. I’ve seen it before, they’ll bounce back. Tough birds. So, the hunting focus then turned to deer. Again, I’ll be honest. I hadn’t hunted deer for many years – many excuses for that, I won’t bore you with them – but back with my old hunting partner, it was the time. Wow. What a deer hunting season it was. I shot two. I shot zero pheasants. There’s an odd year. But it went beyond that. The things I saw while deer hunting were amazing. Paramount among them, though, was a day where we saw 144 deer. No, that’s not a typo. After the normal opener in the deer blind, we went searching for deer at various walk-in hunting areas in Harper County. Going to and from them is where we spotted deer, most of them running. We innocently started counting them. We were seeing groups of as many as 18. By the time the day was done – of course, we were still seeing them along the road on our way back home after sunset – I had seen more deer than I’d ever seen in my life. That’s the way this winter has gone. We certainly can’t complain, even if it’s thrown our usual ways off, our usual patterns. But we’re used to that. We have to adapt. That’s true with our weather forecasters. Take a pinch from them. Watch the radar. It doesn’t lie. The weather forecasters do. That’s why I call them the weather liars. Love, them, hate them, you always watch them. Odd. Why do we watch something that’s usually wrong? It’s entertainment. Given our time off, we’re going to do what we’re going to do. We want to know what the weather is going to do in that time frame. They can’t tell us, bless their hearts, but they try. And, in their defense, who could have called this winter? Warm, mostly. That’s weird. Tornadoes in February? Hmmm. That’s odd, too. I believe we have a pattern here. Weather=odd. Who knew? Jeff Myrick is a copy/design editor for the Hutchinson News. Send him your story ideas, comments, etc. for your Outdoors page at or call (602)694-5700 or 800-7663311, ext. 332.

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● From Page D1 streak last season. In this one, they spent most of the first half trying to wake up. The Jayhawks, who wrapped up the outright conference title Monday night, used an 8-0 run just before the break to establish some breathing room. But the Longhorns still managed to stay within 26-21 when Clint Chapman scored on a putback with 1.3 seconds left in the half. Brown had hit a 3-pointer on the opening possession of the second half, briefly drawing Texas within two, when the complexion of the game changed suddenly. The Jayhawks came down court and ran their offense to perfection, getting Robinson an open look under the basket. Just before he went up for an easy dunk, the Longhorns’ Alexis Wangmene collapsed in a heap under the basket, clutching his left wrist and his face contorted in pain. Wangmene told Brown that he thought he’d broken it as Texas trainers came to the floor. They eventually helped the senior forward to his feet and straight to the locker room. Wangmene had held Robinson to seven points on 3-for-10 shooting in the first half. Without him, the Longhorns had no answer for the big guy inside. Robinson scored four straight baskets for Kansas later in the second half, on






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As it turned out, it was the start of chipping away at that lead. “They shoot the ball so well,” Kinnamon said. “With a team like that, no lead is ever safe.” The Crusaders got back into it gradually. A Braden Schmidt tip-in of a missed free throw cut the lead to nine by the intermission and changed the momentum back toward the home

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McPherson celebrates with its substate championship trophy following its win over Buhler on Saturday. and turned the ball over six times. It only got worse in the first three minutes of the second quarter. When Jordan Hart stole an errant pass and went the length of the court – the finishing move was a 360-de-

gree spinning layup to avoid a defender – the Bullpups had a 21-6 lead and it would keep getting worse. Two minutes later Trevor Torgerson hit 3-point play to snap the 19-0 run and momentarily stop the bleeding.

one of them bringing the ball up court and popping a jumper from the elbow for a 43-32 lead. Brown did his best to shoot Texas back into the game, unfurling a silky 3point shot whenever he got an open look, taking it off the dribble when he was closely guarded. He simply didn’t have any help. The Longhorns wound up shooting 38 percent from the field and went 3 for 17 from beyond the 3-point line — Sheldon McClellan was the

only player other than Brown to hit from deep. Kansas stretched the lead to 60-46 when Travis Releford got an alley-oop layup to go off a feed from Taylor with 6:22 left in the game. The lead never reached single digits the rest of the way as the Jayhawks won their 28th consecutive home finale. Robinson, Taylor and Teahan all received curtain calls with 28.3 seconds left. Juenemann checked out of the game a few seconds later to a standing ovation.

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team, but it wasn’t enough to for them to get over the hump. “We chipped away,” Wahlgren said. “We just wanted to find a way to have an opportunity to win in the fourth quarter. That’s all we were asking for and we did that.” McPherson hit on 28 of 40 free throws. Cape led the way with 17 points, while Hart had 14.

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City of Burrton is taking applications for Pool Manager & Lifeguards. Life Saving certification will be required. Deadline is March 18th. Questions, contact City Office at 620-463-4545. City of Burrton is taking Bids for Mowing city properties. Must be insured. Bids end March 4th. Contact City Office, 620-463-4545. Experienced Motorcycle Mechanic, prefer 2 years experience in a dealership. Full Time. Must have own tools. Apply in person: Great Plains Motorsports 412 S. Main, South Hutch.

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AGRICULTURAL EQUIPMENT OPERATORS: 4 Temporary positions. 4/9/12 - 12/15/12. Operates custom harvesting machines to harvest a variety of grain and oilseed crops. Changes cutting heads as appropriate for crops, Drives truck to transport products. 6 Mo. Exp. High school degree required & Must have or be able to obtain CDL drivers license. 48 hr/wk, $11.61 p/hr or $2000 p/mo.+R&B KS. Free housing. 3/4 Work period guaranteed. Tools & Equip. Provided. Transportation to and from place of recruitment will be paid upon completion of 50% of work contract. Job locationed at, Sallabedra Harvesting Stafford, KS. Apply for this job at Kansas Works 609 E. 14th, Hutchinson, KS. With JO# 8627083 or the nearest state employment office with a copy of this ad.

HOT STYLIST with interest in BARBERING Contact Thomas at The Edge 669-1020.



Awesome company is looking for awesome employees: — Cabinet Builders — Sheet Metal Fabricators — Aircraft Installers — Mill Room / CNC Operator — Finish Detail / Sprayers — Upholstery — Electrician — Inspection — Stockroom / Delivery — Material Procurement — Business Office — Engineering/Drafting — Engineering/Planning

Vacation/holiday pay, 401K, Medical & Dental Insurance Fax resume to: 316-729-7927 or apply in person at either location. 1720 S. 151st Street W. Goddard, KS 67052 1200 N. Halstead St.

MASSAGE THERAPIST Contact Casie at The Edge 669-1020

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work on lathes, drill presses or light industrial work. Should be familiar with how to use a micrometer. 3rd Shift. Apply @ ASInc. 116 S. Main McPherson EOE

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Federal Equal Employment Opportunity Laws: Prohibit employment discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, or national origin. Also discriminaemployment tion against qualified individuals with disabilities.

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EXCELLENT JOB OPPORTUNITIES LSI Staffing has immediate openings for Packagers $12.66/hr, Assemblers $10-$14, Entry Level Machine Operators $8.50-$9.50. Good work history and ability to pass a drug screen and background check required. Apply in person at the LSI STAFFING Office, 115 E. Euclid McPherson office hrs are 9am-4pm.

Stylists wanted at The Loft Salon. Call for details. 620-662-7152

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Fifth Wheel Yard & Truck Service, Inc. is accepting applications for full-time positions, must have CDL and clean driving record. Inquiries call 620-200-0160. KW Trucking, Inc. Osborne, KS Hiring OTR driver, paid health insurance, paid vacation, bonus incentive programs, weekly pay, flexible home time, CDL required. 785-346-2932, Contact Jim or Lucy.

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All employment advertisements in this newspaper are subject to the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended, which makes it illegal to advertise “indicating any preference, limitation, specification, or discrimination, based on race, color, religion, sex, or national origin,” except where such is a bona fide occupational qualification for employment. This newspaper will not knowingly accept any advertising which is in violation of the law. Amendments, effective March 12, 1969, added ‘’handicap’’ and ‘’familial’’ status to discrimination categories.

Carriage Crossing Restaurant is taking applications for the following positions: Experienced Line Cook: $9.25. Full time Breakfast and Lunch Benefits include: Competitive pay rate, set schedule, one week paid vacation, free meals, closed on Sunday. Apply in person at Carriage Crossing Restaurant in Yoder, KS K-96 & Yoder Rd. or online at: E.O.E. ÞÞÞÞÞÞÞÞ

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ENVISTA CREDIT UNION BRANCH MANAGER – HUTCHINSON, KS Will be responsible for all aspects of branch operation including sales, staff supervision and ensuring outstanding member service. Requires an outgoing, enthusiastic individual with a professional appearance, strong leadership skills, excellent written and verbal communication skills, and basic proficiency with word processing and spreadsheet software. A broad background and successful history in financial institution operations, including sales, consumer and business lending processes, is preferred. Please e-mail your resume to: human.resources@ to apply I AM looking for a highly motivated individual with good communication skills. He/She must be a self-starter with a positive attitude. First year income $35k plus, with unlimited upward mobility. You will be trained in all area of my insurance business. 620-860-2665 for an interview. Manager The Mid-Kansas Credit Union is seeking a Fieldman/Ag Loan Officer for the Moundridge office. Applicants should have a college degree with a minimum of six months experience in financial services and agricultural lending. Benefit package includes paid vacation, family health plan, defined benefit retirement plan plus 401(k) option. Resumes should be submitted to PO Box 608, Moundridge, KS 67107, faxed to 345-2996 or e-mailed to: Contact Rick Krehbiel at 345-2980 if you have any questions. Equal Opportunity Employer MOTEL MANAGER COUPLE WANTED. Immediate Opening. Salary / Living Quarters. Duties include office, housekeeping, light maintenance. Semi Retired/Disabled couples welcome. No experience needed. (866) 905-4500 National franchise full service automotive repair facility opening soon is seeking full time automotive technicians. Must have experience, tools and transportation. We will have some of the newest and best equipment available. Apply in person Monday-Friday, 11am-1pm at 1223 E. 30th Street, or call Darren, 316-680-9589



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OPPORTUNITIES: ŸPainting/Remodeling Ÿ Maintenance/Repairs Must have transportation. Rane Management 14 East 2nd, Hutchinson Packagers Needed Inspects quality, performs finishing & assembly operations. Must be capable of lifting 30 lbs consistently. Most work is machine paced. Rotating 12 hr shifts. Apply @ ASInc. 116 S Main McPherson 241-3839 EOE


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Electronics Technician The Hutchinson Correctional Facility is accepting applications for the position of Electronic Technician. This position assists in the construction or modification of electronic equipment and devices. Responsibilities also include the calibration, repair, maintenance and lubrication of electronic and electro-mechanical equipment. Applicants must have two (2) years of experience in electronic repair.


Curator of Design for Riley County Historical Museum: Development and installation of; exhibits at Historical Museum, special events, and traveling exhibits. College degree in design, museum studies or related field is required. Experience with PastPerfect software preferred. Hiring pay range is $19.69 - $21.76 with excellent benefits. Resume and cover letter along with completed application required. Applications are available Riley County Clerk’s Office, 110 Courthouse Plaza, Manhattan, KS 66502, or online at Applications accepted through April 1, 2012. Pre-employment drug testing is required on conditional offer of employment. Riley County is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Reins of Hope Therapeutic Riding Program is seeking a part-time Administrative Assistant to perform office duties including data entry, filing, correspondence & record keeping. The qualified applicant must be proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, and Publishing. Public relations skills along with positive attitude are a must. Application can be found online at: Please send completed application with cover letter to: reinsofhopehutch@ Deadline for applications, April-1st.

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Positions Available Immediately CNA/CMA ŸFull-Time/Evenings/ Every Other Weekend Ÿ Part-Time/Every Weekend/Days Ÿ Part-Time/Nights Ÿ Full-Time/Nights

We offer pay in lieu of benefits. Call Stephanie with any questions at 620-257-5163 ext. 1201 Must have time management skills, a good work record, and be able to pass drug and background screening. Please apply on-line. An application can be obtained on-line at: or at 1311 S Douglas Ave, Lyons. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer: Renewal by Andersen window and doors is looking for a window and door installer for our western Kansas territory. Construction background is a plus but will train the right person. This candidate will have to pass a background check. If you are interested in this position call 800-383-5434 or stop by our Great Bend location (1222 E. 10th St.) to fill out an application.


SOUTHWEST & Associates is looking for dependable, hardworking individuals for the following position:

INDUSTRIAL CONSTRUCTION WORKER (requires some travel) — Health & Life Insurance — 401K Retirement Plan — Vacation

PLEASE APPLY IN PERSON Driver’s License Required Monday-Wednesday-Friday 9am - 3pm

Southwest & Associates 100 N. Reno Burrton, KS 67020 EOE

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694-5704 800-766-5704 TITLE CLERK Conklin Cars is in need of someone who is extremely detail oriented, has good customer service and phone skills. Accuracy is a must. Hours will be from 8AM-5PM, M-F. Starting wage is $9.00/hour. Apply on-line: Hutchinson EOE

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Transportation Co. is seeking full time diesel mechanic in the Liberal/Garden City area. Must be a self starter, be able to work unsupervised, available for on call service on the week-ends, must have a class “A” CDL. Paid by the hour, paid every Friday, BCBS insurance available after 90 days. For recruiting call Debra @ 316-831-9700 ext 100.

USD 369, Burrton Schools, has an immediate opening for the position of Evening Custodian. This is a full-time classified staff position. For additional information and application please contact: Tammy Unruh, Administrative Assistant, 105 E Lincoln, PO Box 369, Burrton, KS 67020 620-463-3840 UTILITY CONSTRUCTION Lead person for utility and treatment plant construction. Installation of underground pipe and exposed mechanical piping. Prefer experience with excavation equipment. Valid driver’s license required. Benefits include medical/dental/life insurance, 401(k) retirement plan, paid holidays and vacation. Physical examination/drug/alcohol screen required.

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Wesley Towers is seeking a full-time Billing Coordinator position for the Accounting department. This position is responsible for Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable, and all insurance billing for residents at Wesley Towers. Wesley Towers offers health/dental/life insurances, EAP, PTO. Applicants may apply online at or in person at 910 Coronado. Pre-employment drug screen is required. EOE.

$.48 Per Mile/Split for Team Drivers $.35 Per Mile for Solo Drivers. Drop & Hook Available, No Touch Freight, New Peterbilts w/Platinum Interior. Weekly Pay-Direct Deposit. 401K/Insurance Class A CDL-1yr OTR req’d. Food Grade Tank Carrier. CALL RECRUITING 877-442-2655 Or apply online@ www.indianriver

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Experienced RN Needed: PrairieStar Health Center is accepting applications for a f/t Assistant Director of Nursing. At least 2 yrs clinical nursing and supervisory experience highly preferred. Duties include supervision of lab. Computer skills mandatory for EHR. Submit resume at or fax 620-802-0690 or mail to Human Resources, PSHC, 1600 N Lorraine, #110, Hutchinson, KS, 67501.


The Cedars, Inc. has openings for PRN hours for all shifts, RN, LPN, CMA and CNA. We have other positions that can be FT or PT. Stop by and see what will work for you. Please apply in person to 1021 Cedars Drive, McPherson, KS. Applications can be printed from

TSI Kansas Inc. is seeking qualified CDL Drivers. Two years experience, Clean MVR, current medical card. Benefits: Paid Employee BC/BS, Vacation, 401(k). Call John, 785-632-5183


Budget Rent a Car Now Hiring APAC-KANSAS, INC. SHEARS Apply online at: Requisition #4034 Equal Opportunity Employer

vvvvv Farm Employee. Full-time family farm. No cattle. Drug and alcohol test. Haven. Call 620-474-3667 vvvvv WANTED: Concrete Finishers. Drivers License required. Call 620-200-1749 WANTED: Volunteers to give a voice to an abused or neglected child. Reno County CASA is currently seeking people willing to be trained as a Court Appointed Special Advocate for children. Training classes now forming. Interested persons please contact: Carma @ 620-662-1688

Customer Service Agents Part time and full time hours available. Prior retail or customer service experience preferred for Customer Service positions but will train the right candidate. All positions require that you must be 21 years of age with good driving record. We offer competitive compensation paired with performance incentives and uniforms are provided Please apply in person at 1223 East 30th in Hutchinson .



Business needing 2 fertilizer and chemical application drivers, located in Macksville, KS contact: Jim Clark or Tad Tranbarger 620-348-2685 / 800-383-2685 DOT Physical, $50. Gill Chiropractic. 620-669-8000. Exp. Flatbed Drivers: Regional opportunities now open with plenty of freight & great pay! 800-277-0212 or

NIGHTS & WEEKENDS Supplement your income and share your homemaking skills assisting families in caring for their aging loved ones. We provide non-medical care to the elderly. Flexible part-time hours available, travel maybe required and reliable transportation is a must. Home Instead Senior Care. 620-662-5556

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A Leader in Bulk Commodity Transportation is seeking part-time end dump drivers for Saturday and Sunday in Garden City. Driving within a 150 mile radius, home every night, paid by the hour and paid every Friday. Must have a class “A” CDL with at least 2 yrs experience and clean MVR. For recruiting call Debra @ 316-831-9700 ext 100

Work Over Rig Crew needed at Central Kansas Oil & Gas Company, experience required. Please call 832-509-8713 or fax resume to: 620-532-1009

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AGRICULTURAL EQUIPMENT OPERATORS: 4 Temporary positions. 4/9/12 - 12/15/12. Operates custom harvesting machines to harvest a variety of grain and oilseed crops. Changes cutting heads as appropriate for crops, Drives truck to transport products. 6 Mo. Exp. High school degree required & Must have or be able to obtain CDL drivers license. 48 hr/wk, $11.61 p/hr or $2000 p/mo.+R&B KS. Free housing. 3/4 Work period guaranteed. Tools & Equip. Provided. Transportation to and from place of recruitment will be paid upon completion of 50% of work contract. Job locationed at, Sallabedra Harvesting Stafford, KS. Apply for this job at Kansas Works 609 E. 14th, Hutchinson, KS. With JO# 8627083 or the nearest state employment office with a copy of this ad. Agriculture chemical and fertilizer applicator drivers wanted for Central Kansas Cooperative at the Bushton and Sterling locations. CDL required. Excellent benefits. Contact Dion Yost at Farmers Coop Union, Box 159, Sterling, Ks. 620-278-2470. Applications are now being accepted by the City of Protection for a full time public works employee. Will need a high school diploma or equivalent and a current Kansas driver’s license. Salary based on experience. Applications are available at Protection City Hall, 108 W. Walnut, P. O. Box 7, Protection, KS 67127-0007, 620-622-4696, email

Applications will be accepted until 12:00 PM Tuesday March 13, 2012. E.O.E.

BARTENDERS and SERVERS Needed Must have experience. Apply at Sushi Miso, 19 East 2nd, Hutchinson, between 11am-8pm. No Phone Calls Please!

Carriage Crossing Restaurant is taking applications for the following positions: Experienced Line Cook: $9.25. Full time Breakfast and Lunch Benefits include: Competitive pay rate, set schedule, one week paid vacation, free meals, closed on Sunday. Apply in person at Carriage Crossing Restaurant in Yoder, KS K-96 & Yoder Rd. or online at: E.O.E.

CONSTRUCTION Experienced individuals needed for a paving crew with a portable asphalt plant: Ÿ Asphalt Plant Operator Requisition #3654 Ÿ Front End Loader Requisition #3658 Ÿ Laborers - Requisition #3655 Ÿ Truck Driver, requires Class A, CDL, Hazmat preferred - Requisition #3657 Valid driver’s license needed. Must be willing to work overtime. Benefits include medical/dental/life insurance, 401(k) retirement plan, paid holidays and vacation. Physical examination/drug/alcohol screen required.

APAC-KANSAS, INC., SHEARS Hutchinson, KS Apply online at: Equal Opportunity Employer Fifth Wheel Yard & Truck Service, Inc. is accepting applications for full-time positions, must have CDL and clean driving record. Inquiries call 620-200-0160.

ENVISTA CREDIT UNION BRANCH MANAGER – HUTCHINSON, KS Will be responsible for all aspects of branch operation including sales, staff supervision and ensuring outstanding member service. Requires an outgoing, enthusiastic individual with a professional appearance, strong leadership skills, excellent written and verbal communication skills, and basic proficiency with word processing and spreadsheet software. A broad background and successful history in financial institution operations, including sales, consumer and business lending processes, is preferred. Please e-mail your resume to: human.resources@ to apply Manager The Mid-Kansas Credit Union is seeking a Fieldman/Ag Loan Officer for the Moundridge office. Applicants should have a college degree with a minimum of six months experience in financial services and agricultural lending. Benefit package includes paid vacation, family health plan, defined benefit retirement plan plus 401(k) option. Resumes should be submitted to PO Box 608, Moundridge, KS 67107, faxed to 345-2996 or e-mailed to: Contact Rick Krehbiel at 345-2980 if you have any questions. Equal Opportunity Employer PLUMBING-PIPEFITTING WELDING HVACR APPRENTICESHIP OPPORTUNITY APPLICATIONS TAKEN MARCH 5, 2012 THROUGH MARCH 16, 2012. Five year apprenticeship program. EARN WHILE YOU LEARN. Job placement & training provided. EOE. The only cost is an annual book & material fee of less than $400. Must have a valid Driver’s License to apply. Must be 18 by June 1, 2012. Must be physically able to perform construction related tasks. Must provide proof of High School Graduation with transcript or GED Certificate with High School transcript test results. Must provide copy of Birth Certificate. Must be able to read & interpret safety regulations. Must have reliable transportation and be able to attend training in Wichita, KS once every 6 weeks. Must provide evidence of freedom from drugs if accepted into the program. APPLICATIONS TAKEN AT THE FOLLOWING WORKFORCE CENTER LOCATIONS: WICHITA: 150 N. Main Wichita, KS SALINA: 203 N 10th Street Salina, KS HUTCHINSON: 609 E 14th Hutchinson, KS EL DORADO: 2318 W Central Ave El Dorado, KS WELLINGTON: 107 S Washingotn Wellington. KS WINFIELD: 108 E 12th Ave Winfield, KS


SOUTHWEST & Associates is looking for dependable, hardworking individuals for the following position:

INDUSTRIAL CONSTRUCTION WORKER (requires some travel) — Health & Life Insurance — 401K Retirement Plan — Vacation

PLEASE APPLY IN PERSON Driver’s License Required Monday-Wednesday-Friday 9am - 3pm

Southwest & Associates 100 N. Reno Burrton, KS 67020 EOE

Transportation Co. is seeking full time diesel mechanic in the Liberal/Garden City area. Must be a self starter, be able to work unsupervised, available for on call service on the week-ends, must have a class “A” CDL. Paid by the hour, paid every Friday, BCBS insurance available after 90 days. For recruiting call Debra @ 316-831-9700 ext 100.

Wesley Towers is seeking a full-time Billing Coordinator position for the Accounting department. This position is responsible for Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable, and all insurance billing for residents at Wesley Towers. Wesley Towers offers health/dental/life insurances, EAP, PTO. Applicants may apply online at or in person at 910 Coronado. Pre-employment drug screen is required. EOE.

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Budget Rent a Car Now Hiring Customer Service Agents Part time and full time hours available. Prior retail or customer service experience preferred for Customer Service positions but will train the right candidate. All positions require that you must be 21 years of age with good driving record. We offer competitive compensation paired with performance incentives and uniforms are provided Please apply in person at 1223 East 30th in Hutchinson .


KW Trucking, Inc. Osborne, KS Hiring OTR driver, paid health insurance, paid vacation, bonus incentive programs, weekly pay, flexible home time, CDL required. 785-346-2932, Contact Jim or Lucy.

Medical Help Positions Available Immediately CNA/CMA ŸFull-Time/Evenings/ Every Other Weekend Ÿ Part-Time/Every Weekend/Days Ÿ Part-Time/Nights Ÿ Full-Time/Nights

We offer pay in lieu of benefits. Call Stephanie with any questions at 620-257-5163 ext. 1201 Must have time management skills, a good work record, and be able to pass drug and background screening. Please apply on-line. An application can be obtained on-line at: or at 1311 S Douglas Ave, Lyons. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer: Renewal by Andersen window and doors is looking for a window and door installer for our western Kansas territory. Construction background is a plus but will train the right person. This candidate will have to pass a background check. If you are interested in this position call 800-383-5434 or stop by our Great Bend location (1222 E. 10th St.) to fill out an application. WANTED: Concrete Finishers. Drivers License required. Call 620-200-1749 Work Over Rig Crew needed at Central Kansas Oil & Gas Company, experience required. Please call 832-509-8713 or fax resume to: 620-532-1009

The Cedars, Inc. has openings for PRN hours for all shifts, RN, LPN, CMA and CNA. We have other positions that can be FT or PT. Stop by and see what will work for you. Please apply in person to 1021 Cedars Drive, McPherson, KS. Applications can be printed from

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Farm, Industrial, Shop and Livestock Equipment: Combines, Tractors: Trucks: Autos: PU’s: Lawn & Garden: Scopes, Ammo: Antiques & Collectibles: Boats & RV’s: Trailers: ATV’s, Cycles & Go carts:

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2 cemetery lots at Penwell Gabel Memorial Park, section Acacia C. 620-543-2511 For Sale: 6 Cemetery Plots at Memorial Park. $1,100 ea. Call 913-732-2165.

Contact Jason at 316-312-9044

Auctioneers: Todd Bauer - Joe Hedrick - Mike Niedens

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SAVE THE DATE May 26th, 2012 Sylvia’s 125th Birthday Celebration. Many events are being planned, including our 9th annual car show. We will have more events to be announced at a later date. If you are a vendor and would like to participate please call Melissa Mendenhall at 620-899-7359 or Eileen McDowell at 620-486-3143 for more details. If you have a car, tractor, or motorcycle you would like to show please call Richard Miller at 620-200-1833 or Phil Vigo at 620-486-2600 for more details.

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Estate Sale of OPAL SPENCE 1329 N. Forrest St.-Hutch FRIDAY, MARCH 9th 8:00 A.M. to 2:00 P.M. Furniture/Appliances/Misc! Ad Costs Prohibit Listing All! Visit Our Web Site for Listing & Photo’s of Items! COW CREEK ESTATES 620-727-4555 Everything available. 7:00am- 7:00pm. 7 days a week. Everything is negotiable. 1218 E. 4th

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Sat.- Mar. 10th, 2012 - 10:30 A.M. Location: 300 Wheatridge, Marquette, Ks. From

Marquette: 1 mile north to hwy 4, 1 mile west to 4th Ave., 2 miles north to Wheatridge, 1 mile west to sale site.

Farm Machinery & Misc, Shop, Tools & Misc, Livestock Supplies

The Late Richard Claypool & Ardis Claypool, Sellers Lunch will be served by Marquette Saddle Club Kevin K. Krehbiel, Auctioneer 620-585-6881 620-386-0650


ESTATE SALE Elsie Donley 621 E. Lyon St. Lyons, KS Friday, March 9th 12-6pm Saturday, March 10th 9-? All Items to sell are in excellent condition and very clean: Flex steel 2 Pride Lift Chair, Antique Oak secretary,Living room furniture, Television, Whirlpool gas range & upright freezer, Queen bedroom set: headboard, chest of drawers, dresser with mirror, bedside table by American Drew,Singer sewing machine, tools, BB and pellet pistols,butterfly quilt, Corningware & Corelle dishes, flatware, hall table, Vintage games, and much more... Cynthia Morton 620-278-6309

Medical Equipment 445 Rally Pride mobility scooter Blue 4-wheeled scooter, very good condition $600.00 620-663-6038

Sporting Goods


Conceal Carry Handgun Classes in Radium, KS on April 14th and April 28th. $60 each. Contact 620-791-7580 or 620-982-4486

Home Furnishings 460 BRAND NEW MATTRESS SETS Mattress and foundation. ONLY $121! 620-665-7625. Liftchairs, now only $599. Sleep Shoppe & Furniture Gallery. 620-665-7625.

Public Auction

Offering for sale at Public Auction, located at 400 Grandview (Armory), Newton, KS on:

SAT., MAR.10, 2012 AT 10:00 A.M.

FURNITURE, ANTIQUES & COLLECTIBLES China hutch; book shelves; sm. white hutch; lg. dresser & mirror; corner shelves; drop leaf tables & chairs; 2 - glass 4’ displays; glass front shelves; entertainment center; Coca-Cola collectibles incl: glasses, mugs, dishes, trays; Nascar die cast car, banks, ornaments & knives; Hot Wheels cars; Dolls incl: porcelain, composition, Barbies, Shirley Temple, Madam Alexander; Homer Laughlin china; Lemoge; Noritake; Hall, Sadler & England tea pots; Fenton; Silver Crest; Gold Crest; Peach Crest; Fire King; Peach Lustre; baking dishes; golden anniversary china; Moonstone; American Fostoria; depression glass; pressed glass; stemware; chicken dishes; Hull; Frankoma; McCoy; Royal Copeley; linens; fancy work; cast iron skillets, dutch ovens & waffle irons; old tools; pocket knives; belt buckles incl: Hesston, Railroad, NRA, Chisholm Trail; jewelry; marbles; old cameras; books; Ducks Unlimited & Doolittle prints; paintings; bottles; jars; Royal 500 DX elec. cash register; painted saw blades, saws & milk cans; neon open sign; 1950 National cash register; VHS; bell collection; oil lamps; tins; decanters; Silverware; old planes; log roller; push mower; cast iron paper cutter & more...

VAN SCHMIDT Auctioneer/Real Estate

Van Schmidt, Auctioneer 620-367-3800 Farmers Natl. Co. 402-496-3276

TERMS: Cash day of sale. Statements made day of sale take precedence over advertised statements. Schmidt Clerks & Cashiers / Lunch Provided by: K & B Catering

Auto Parts

ROSE MOTOR SUPPLY Check us out at:

Auto Repair/Service

BAUGHMAN AUTO SERVICE Check us out at: QUALITY BODY SHOP Check us out at:

Auto Sales

LAIRD NOLLER Check us out at: LUXURY & IMPORTS Check us out at:


PIZZA HUT Check us out at POLO SPORTS LOUNGE Check us out at:


Cottonwood Quilts 126 North Main, Hutchinson 620-662-2245 Check us out at:


DR. TRIMMELL Check us out at: GUST ORTHODONTICS Check us out at:

Elder Care

If you are elderly or disabled & are in need of light housekeeping, errands, meal prep. 620-615-1584 or 620-664-3483


KRAFT ELECTRIC Check us out at:




Basement,septic systems installed, demolition, any kind of digging 620-338-0803

Farm Services



2 wagon loads of hedge firewood, 7016 E Red Rock Rd, Haven KS 620-465-2551


Handyman: Roofing, Concrete work, Sheetrock, Textures, Carpet, Vinyl flooring, painting, windows, doors & siding. Privacy fence & Cleanup. No job too Small!! 20 Years Experience. Call 620-960-8250

Health Care

GRENE VISION GROUP - WEST Check us out at: GRENE VISION GROUP - EAST Check us out at: HOSPICE CARE OF KANSAS Check us out at: HOSPICE HOUSE Check us out at:


Home Improvement

Home Repairs. Large or Small Jobs. Quality Work at FAIR Prices! Call Ron @ 620-665-6750.

Income Tax Service

JUANITA’S TAX AND ACCOUNTING Hours Tuesday through Saturday, 10am to 6pm. 1819½ West 4th, Hutchinson. 620-665-5651



Lawn Care

Does your lawn need re-seeded this year? Call Quality Lawn Care. Slicing, Power raking, Stump grinding, new clients accepted. 620-727-5777 Rototilling small and large areas LAWN CARE SERVICE RS Services 620-663-7568

Miscellaneous Service



Interior/Exterior Painting, Drywall, Concrete, 28 years experience. free estimates 620-314-9682.

Paper hanging, painting, patch plaster, wall steaming, hand texturing, refinishing, woodwork, includes out-of-town. 25 years experience. Roger, 620-664-0360 WALLPAPER BY KATHY Paper stripping and hanging. Free Estimates 620-663-7193

Pest Control



STANGE PLUMBING Check us out at:


AMELIA BEADELIA’S Check us out at or BALLOON EXPRESS Check us out at BRICK HOUSE BOUTIQUE Check us out at or BUDGET BLINDS Check us out at: Carpets Plus 409 North Main, Hutchinson 620-259-6843 Check us out at:

Septic Tank Cleaning

LICENSED TO Install all Septic systems and lagoons. Walton Plumbing and Heating, Inc. Sterling KS 620-278-3462





MEALS ON WHEELS Check us out at:

HAYES SIGHT & SOUND Check us out at:

NEW BEGINNINGS, INC Check us out at:

JACKSON MEAT Check us out at:


PAYTON OPTICAL Check us out at: POOL’S PLUS Check us out at: SARAH’S CATHOLIC BOOKSTORE Check us out at: STUTZMANS GREENHOUSE & GIFT SHOP Check us out at TESORI Check us out at: WESTPHAL JEWELRY Check us out at:


ALL THAT JAZZ Check us out at:



SALVATION ARMY Check us out at:


THE VOLUNTEER CENTER Check us out at UNITED WAY Check us out at: YMCA Check us out at:

Tree Removal/Trimming SALOGA TREE SPADE Time to Move Trees!! 80 inch or 65 inch. Fully Licensed & Insured. Garden City, 620-275-8607 or 620-272-6469. SMITH TREE SERVICE Tree trimming and removal, and tree spraying. 620-921-1098 or 921-1105.

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Home Furnishings 460 Pets For Sale Quality, name brand living and dining room furniture for sale in excellant condition. 620-899-5427 or e-mail for pictures and details.



REFRIGERATORS; Gas & electric ranges; washer & dryers; freezers; 1212 W. 4th. 663-3195. Sale on: Good used Refrigerators, Freezers, Washers, Dryers, & Ranges. Serviced & Guaranteed! We also can repair yours. Willems Appliances. 663-8382. Whirlpool dishwasher and wall microwave, white ceiling fan, all nice, cheap 620-663-5915 White Glass-top 5 burner Stove, excellent condition. $200. 620-200-6174

Lawn & Garden


Bat Wing 15’ land pride, rotary mower, 620-727-1050 Does your lawn need re-seeded this year? Call Quality Lawn Care. Slicing, Power raking, Stump grinding, new clients accepted. 620-727-5777 Lawn mower Sales/Repair. Riders/Push & Tillers. Pickup & delivery. 7103 Back Acres Rd 620-960-8262

Musical Instruments 470 ATTENTION PARENTS We have the Keys to your child’s success... Visit us! Mid-America Piano! 800-950-3774




2009 Kymco Agility 50 Scooter, 550 miles, Runs perfect, Great for getting around town, Includes cover and riding glasses. $1,100. 620-200-6847 Convenience Store Liquidation Kitchen Items , Refrigerated Prep Tables, Walk in Coolers and Freezers, Ice Cream Machine, Ice Cream Freezer, Gas Pumps and Canopies. 620-960-3949 Craftsman Table Saw, Radial Arm Saw and Band Saw. 620-727-3477



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PAYING CASH for vehicles, running or not, batteries and scrap metal. 620-727-4203. Rustler Traxxas RC Car, runs fair, brushed motor, 2WD, $200. 620-585-2402

Ž Ž Ž Ž Ž SILAS IS Buying and Hauling running or not autos, trucks, and tractors. in any condition. Best Prices Paid!! 620-665-4040

Wanting to trade: Weslo stationary bike , for a like new treadmill 620-665-0865 Wood Turning Lathe, $100; New England Wood Stove, $450; 620-665-0000

Wanted To Buy


WANTED: Clean Covered Sandbox. Please call, 620-474-7870.

Pets For Sale


1/2 Chocolate Lab, 1/2 German Shorthair, Parents great hunting/family dogs; on site, have all shots, born January 12th, text 1620, 620-546-4294 Adorable, playful, Toy Schnauzer Puppies, black, double coat, healthy, potty trained, dew tails, shots, wormed, 10 weeks old. $250 each. 620-504-6644 APRI ShihTzu puppies, 1 male, 2 females, shots & wormed, $175/$250 620-257-5606 GOT A NEW puppy in your house? Puppy Kindergarten (Ages 8 to 18 weeks) and obedience classes. Class sizes limited so sign up now. Call Hutchinson Kennel Club, 620-662-4782


620-241-6593 Purebred Olde English Bulldog puppies, choose now, shots, wormed, & ready to go, they will go fast! $450. 620-960-4038 Standard Poodle Puppies, AKC, shots, wormed. 620-285-9387

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500 Farmer Wants

Siberian Husky/Terrier Cross, 2 male & 2 female, $75, 620-348-2558

600 Farm Equipment

WANTED: Needing grass w/or without care for 25-100 pairs or anything in between. Either year round or just summer. 620-285-5323

Wanting expiring CRP-If you want to make cash rent and continue receiving CRP payments call David 620-546-3623

Farm Equipment


895 Versatile with rebuilt transmission. 620-532-1737 or 620-532-2962 1986 8820 Titan II, RWA, 30’ 930 header combine $28,000. 1967 Wheat truck, C700, tilt cab, 15’ bed, tarp $6,000. 400 bushel JD grain cart $2,500. 14’ green line disc. 14’ Krause chisel. 620-842-5509 or 316-670-6051 1994 J D 9500 Combine, low hours, just checked over. $48,500. 785-452-1967

Public Auction

Offering for sale at Public Auction, located at 1010 20th Rd., from the east edge of Lyons, KS 3 miles east and 1 mile north or from Little River 6 miles west on U.S. Hwy. 56 & 1 mile north on:

SAT., MAR. 31, 2012 AT 10:00 A.M.

TRACTORS, TRUCKS & FARM MACHINERY 1997 Case IH 8940 FWA tractor, 2000 Freightliner FL80 single axle semi tractor, 1994 Case IH 1688 combine, 4 WHEELER & FARM RELATED ITEMS

RIFE FARMS, SELLER Mervyn & Reva Rife / BRIAN & TERESA RIFE (620) 257-8485 / (620) 960-3827

VAN SCHMIDT Auctioneer/Real Estate

Van Schmidt, Auctioneer 620-367-3800 Farmers Natl. Co. 402-496-3276

TERMS: Cash day of sale. Statements made day of sale take precedence over advertised statements. Schmidt Clerks & Cashiers / Lunch provided by: K & B Catering

620 Farm Equipment

1994 J D 9500 Combine, low hours, just checked over. $48,500. 785-452-1967

1997 9600, excellent condition, 4WD chopper chaff spreader, $15K in recent re-conditioning, new bars, concave feeder chain, walker bearings, etc. Lindsborg, 785-452-5685 or 785-227-2578 2002 Chevy 1 Ton, Silverado package, with flat bed 76K, $7,600 620-243-4280 2010 Sitrex Hayrake, 14 wheel, wheel covers, excellent condition, $9,750. 316-772-3906, Sedgwick.

GRAIN CARTS FOR RENT OR SALE. Call: 620-885-4766.

620 Farm Equipment

Excellent JD 7200 8 row 30 planter, just reconditioned, liquid fertilizer, 250 monitor w/radar. $16,500. 785-452-5685, 785-227-2578 Lindsborg


JD 7200 Max Merge 2, 8RN, liquid fertilizer, trash whippers, monitor. Very nice. 316-253-5441.

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Exceptionally nice 1997 9500 Anniversary Special combine. Updated to 9510, has low hours, just reconditioned and field ready. Also nice 925 Flexhead. 785-452-5685 or 785-227-2578

Nice 2002, 9750 STF, 2500 hrs., rebuilt rotor, feed excellerator, new concaves, updated shoe, tier 2 engine, $85,000. 785-452-5685 / 785-227-2578

Sunflower Disc, Model 1543/38ft, 22 1/2” front disc, 23 1/2” rear, 620-286-5413 or 620-727-3242

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620 Feed/Seed

Truck 79 FORD F700 GRAIN TRUCK, excellent 18 foot bed and hoist,81K and priced to sell $5000. Haven 620-465-3865

Farm Services


Clear unwanted trees from your pasture or CRP with turbo saw, can stack and spray the stumps. Arlington area, can travel. 620-960-0373 HARLEY’S FENCING and PASTURE CLEARING. Insured. Free estimates. Yoder, KS. 620-899-4410. WE BUILD Pasture Fence. Yoder Fence 620-465-3446



50 small square bales of Alfalfa, wire-tied 75-80lbs, $10 bale. 620-257-8213 300 Round bales wheat straw, 620-532-1386

640 Livestock

Brome Hay, net wrapped, $100 bale. 620-727-4982 GRASS SEED Native (CRP) Bremuda, Brome AGRICULTURAL SEEDS INC.

620-241-5043 877-927-4154

PHILLIPS DEALER Have another semi of Seed Oats for sale. Carter Barker, 620-672-2490 Local custom wheat harvester looking for wheat harvesting in central Kansas. 602-421-9873 Prairie Hay for sale, $85 bale. 620-921-5977 STRAW, small squares, wire tied, clean & bright. 316-772-0548. Unharvested round bales of corn, moderate nitrates. East of Hutch. Will load, delivery available. 620-694-4018 / 694-7125

650 Livestock


FOR SALE: Twenty 3-year old registered. Angus females. Calving Feb-March. McCurry Angus Ranch, Burrton, KS. Call Andy or John McCurry 620-727-5197.

Registered black Simmental and Semi Angus Bulls, homozygous black, several low birth weight, some heifer quality bulls, leave message 620-298-3232/243-3355 David Hageman

Going to Grass Sale

Registered Gelbvieh & Balancer Bulls, Red & Black AI Sired, Myron Miller 620-538-2305

Reno County Cattlemen’s Association Tuesday, April 10th 11am at Central Livestock, South Hutchinson. Consignments are due by March 30th to Reno County Extension Office, 620-662-2371 McCurry Angus Ranch 35th Anniversary Inaugural Bull Sale Thursday, March 29th 12:30 p.m. at the ranch Selling 75 Registered Angus Bulls For sale book contact Andy or John McCurry 620-727-5197

MOLITOR ANGUS 33rd Annual Production Sale

Saturday, March 17, 1pm, Zenda, KS Ranch.

110 reg. Angus Bulls.

Register for online bidding

Mulberry Meadows Meat Goat Prospect/Breeding Sale. March 24th, 1pm. 785-577-7810. mulberrymeadows

Stucky Ranch Annual Production Sale Wednesday, March 14th 1pm at the ranch Selling: 160 Reg. Angus bulls 20 Reg. Angus heifers 20 Frozen embryos For sale book contact: Gordon Stucky 620-532-3220

Livestock Supplies 651 2006, Titan, 3 horse slant bumper pull, front and rear tack, excellent condition, $6500 620-285-5324



2 pairs of India Blue Peacocks, 9 months old, 7016 E Red Rock Rd, Haven, KS 620-465-2551 Chicken processing-state inspected. Cornish-rock chicks available. Call Phil Nisly, 620-669-8595 RARE BREED CHICKENS Five pullets and two cockerels, 17 weeks old. $75.00 all 620 728-0040

Game Leases



Domestic Auto

700 Vans



Domestic Auto


Ž Ž Ž Ž Ž SILAS IS Buying and Hauling running or not autos, trucks, and tractors. in any condition. Best Prices Paid!! 620-665-4040

1997 Buick Century, auto, air, power windows & locks, 95K, nice. $3,250 obo. 620-727-4982 1998 Pontiac Bonneville, auto, air, power windows, 275K, nice. $2,400 obo. 620-727-4982 2004, Buick LeSabre LTD, 149K, new tires, runs and drives great, body good, salvage title, $3,900 OBO 2005 Chevy Impala Sedan, 4 door, 3.8L, V6, bucket front seats, power seat, cloth, CD, cruise, 130K, $4,800. 620-665-6052 2006 Chevy Impala, V-6, 4 dr. LT, 3.9L, heated leather seats, remote start, 132,000 highway miles, good cond, $7500 or best offer. 620-662-1062. 2007 FORD TAURUS SEL V6, auto, full pwr, keyless entry, super clean SALE $6,495

2005 FORD FREESTAR SE full pwr, rear air, quad seats, clean SALE $7,200

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Imported Autos


1992 Lexus, new tires, good shape, needs motor. 620-242-4925 1995 Honda, runs good, rough body. 620-242-4925 2010 MAZDA 3i auto, air, CD, power windows, super clean Special $14,700 Haven, Kansas 800-748-7803

2009 Chevy Malibu LT, 30K, 2.4L Eco Tech Motor, CD, XM Radio, On-Star, $14,500. 620-680-2026


Volkswagen Beetle, 2003 68,000K, Turbo S, 6speed, Silver, Loaded Well Maintained $7,400.00 620-727-5957

Classic Autos


Willy’s Jeep, 1946 V8,33” BFG tires,runs good, and fun to drive. $4000 or obo Call 620 846 0724



2007 Dodge Caravan, 64K, Full power, white, $8,470. #1751TB

1100 E. 30th, Hutch 620-662-6631



1998 MERCURY GRAND MARQUIS LS V8, cloth, new tires, low miles SALE $5,300 Haven, Kansas 800-748-7803 2000 CHEVY SUBURBAN LS leather, sharp SALE $7,300 Haven, Kansas 800-748-7803 2000, Land Rover Discovery, 2SL-V8, low mileage, excellent condition, $6950 620-465-3880/474-3392

2004 Honda Element, 87K, $10,461. #YA5664A

1100 E. 30th, Hutch 620-662-6631 2005 MERCURY GRAND MARQUIS LS V8, auto temp, keyless entry, very clean SALE $6,500 Haven, Kansas 800-748-7803

PAYING CASH for vehicles, running or not, batteries and scrap metal. 620-727-4203.

2003 Toyota Sienna Van, white, $7,578. #RU5963A

Replace your warn out car seat, full size bench seat, good condition, $20. Large white hard shell fiberglass car top carrier, lockable, $25. 620-474-8445

1100 E. 30th, Hutch 620-662-6631

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êêêêêêêê 1996, Grand Am, training slipping, $695; 1999 Tahoe, 4 wheel drive, new tires, brakes, $5495; 2002 Tahoe, leather, loaded, $5995; 2005 Neon $4450; 2001 VW Bug, leather, sunroof $5995; 1998 Dodge Dakota 4WD Ext. Cab, great condition $5995; 2004 Dodge 1500 4 door, chrome rims, $9995; 1999 Grand Am GT, after market rims, CD, sunroof, $3495. 620-960-1840, DEALER. 804 W. 5th, Hutch êêêêêêêê


2004 Ford Conversion Van, 5.4 V8, 81K, excellent condition, electric doors & windows. 620-727-6374

2006 FORD FIVE HUNDRED LIMITED leather, heated seats, sunroof, loaded, very clean SALE $8,985 Haven, Kansas 800-748-7803

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709 RVs/Campers

2008 FORD EDGE SEL V6, full pwr, 6 CD, SYNC, clean Sale $20,400

740 Apartments - Unfurn.821 Homes - Unfurn.

1300 East 33rd 1st month Free for 2 bedroom upstairs.

Haven, Kansas 800-748-7803

Chevrolet TAHOE, 2002 Z71, 4wd, tan leather interior, exterior color metallic green, new tires, 170’s mileage, runs great and good interior, cd player, auto lights, power seats and windows. Sporty and fun to drive. $8500. Call 620-491-1138 or email ööööö 2004 Chevy Trailblazer LS, 4x4, V-6, keyless entry, alarm, tilt, cruise, luggage rack, tow package, automatic, power windows /locks/seat, back seat heat & air, 148K, asking $6,700. 620-474-2366 ööööö

Domestic Trucks


1994 GMC 1500 Sierra, SEL Pickup, 350 engine, auto transmission, 106,000 miles, maroon & gray, extra clean. $4250. 2000 GMC 3/4 ton pickup, high miles, runs good, body in good condition $3500 620-200-4249 2001 Chevy Z-71 LS, extended cab, 130K, $9,000 OBO 620-664-1855 2002 Chevy 1 Ton, Silverado package, with flat bed 76K, $7,600 620-243-4280 2002 FORD F150 LARIAT SUPER CAB V8, leather, heated seats, bed cover, sharp Sale $11,500 Haven, Kansas 800-748-7803

2003 Ford F150, Super Cab, XLT, auto, $6,870. #FS5862A

1100 E. 30th, Hutch 620-662-6631 2008 Chevy Silverado LT, 1500, white, ext. cab, 5.3 L, aluminum wheels, 74K, $15,600. 316-640-3921

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1987 Jeep CJ7, Chevy 350 engine w/19K, 7” lift, Warn wench, custom roll cage, 3 tops, hard top, soft top w/doors, bikini top, CB, jack, spotlights, auto, original paint & body, You will never find a nicer custom CJ7! 620-663-5218

2/3 Bedrooms Washer/Dryer Connections Playground/Pool Storm Shelter Gymnasium



2004 Harley Davidson Softail Deuce, $10,500. 6700 miles, great bike! Pearl White, extra chrome, 620-200-4821


2009 Kymco Agility 50 Scooter, 550 miles, Runs perfect, Great for getting around town, Includes cover and riding glasses. $1,100. 620-200-6847 Honda Gold Wing 1500, 1988 Very nice bike for $5,000. Only 12,000 miles, located in Hoisington. 620-388-4335



2004, Suzuki QuadSport LTZ 400, runs and looks great, Lots of aftermarket parts, for pictures or questions text 1620, 620-546-4294

1998, Ford Expedition, XLT, 4x4, 214K, rebuilt motor, fully loaded, $6000 kbb,$3,500 620-314-8580 2005 Dodge Dakota SLT Quad-cab, auto, V8, 4.7L, 4x4, stainless steel toolbox, tow package, new transmission, 179K, one owner, $8,400. 960-5222 2005 FORD F150 XLT SUPER CREW 4X4 V8, full power, captain chairs, high miles but clean SALE $12,985 Haven, Kansas 800-748-7803 2005, Chevy Duramax, crewcab, thunderstruck bumper, leather, excellent condition, 94K, $26,900 620-257-8781 2007 FORD F250 XLT SUPER CAB 4X4 6.0L diesel, trailer tow, keyless entry SALE $18,950 Haven, Kansas 800-748-7803 2009 FORD F150 FX4 SUPER CREW 4X4 V8, SYNC, cab steps, bed cover, super super sharp Sale $28,950 Haven, Kansas 800-748-7803



3/4 Ton Truck Bed Trailer. $250. 665-0792 5’ x 10’, ATV’s, 16 ‘ utility, 18’ car hauler, 20’ 7K car hauler, 25’ 7K and 25’ dually tandem goose necks, horse and livestock trailers. FTS Trailer Sales 612 S. Main, South Hutch 620-474-1001 LOOK AT 40 UNITS! Open or enclosed. 2021 East 4th. 620-663-6150 for size and cost.



2004 39 S Fleetwood Providence motor home, 350 Cummings, 6 Speed, automatic, 3 slides, 49k, 620-275-8607

Energy efficient updates recently completed. 669-0810

Rent is not based on income,

income guidelines apply. EHO

BEST VIEWS IN CITY: Plaza Towers, quiet, clean, affordable, unique, downtown convenience, all ages welcome, laundry. Sorry no pets. 663-3341.

CLEAN / SPACIOUS 1 & 2 bedroom apartments featuring spacious kitchen, fireplace, walk-in closet, balcony, laundry, 1½ bath and more.

« «POOL« « NORTH HAMPTON (S. of Health E-Quip) VILLAGER 12th & Severance COUNTRY WOODS 700 W. 30th Sorry, No Pets. 663-3341 HERITAGE APARTMENTS 401 EAST AVE A Recently Remodeled, New Appliances. Clean and Spacious Studios, 1 and 2 Bedroom Apartments. Call: 620-960-6343

Commercial Vehicles/18 Wheelers 770 1987 IHC 2600 silage truck, 22 ft. automatic Cummins. 620-386-0229

Heavy Equipment


Atlanta Township, Rice County, Kansas Will Offer For Sale By Sealed The Following: Bids 2005, Sterling Acctera 8500 Dump Truck, 300 HP Mercedes, Allison Automatic Transmission, 75,000 miles, large front tires, 15’ Ox Body dump bed with asphalt gate and air tarp. All bids must be received in writing and mailed to the following: Attention Bids, Atlanta Township, 1750 Avenue Q, Sterling, KS 67579. The truck will be available for viewing from 1pm to 3pm on March 10th at the township headquarters located at 1430 17th Road, Lyons, KS 67554. Bids will be accepted until 5pm, Wednesday, March 14th, 2012 at which time they will be opened. Atlanta Township reserves the right to accept or reject any and all bids. The truck will be available for delivery to successful bidder on or before April 16th, 2012. Please contact Shane Edwards 620-562-7377 or Roger Edwards 669-7060 with any questions or for additional information.

Hutchinson’s Rental Database. *EHO. 100 E. 2nd-West Entrance 620-966-0274 ext. 105 bills paid, 1&2 bdrs $360 give web password $200 off 662-8176/664-4659 ROYAL APARTMENTS One half month free rent with 12 month lease. One and two bedrooms available. Remodeled, clean, new appliances, spacious. LEASE-DEPOSIT-NO PETS

¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬ Pool, Storm Shelter Balcony. 326 East 1st, Suite D 669-5008, After Hours669-7777/ 669-7070

SENTNEY LOFTS MOVE IN SPECIAL! FREE RENT! $99 DEPOSIT! Limited time offer, restrictions apply. Sentney Lofts is a 55+/Disabled community located in historic downtown Hutchinson. Income Guidelines Apply. Call today to learn more about your new apartment home. 620-663-8920

THE CLUSTERS HUD Subsidized/Section 8 housing is taking applications for 2 bedroom apartments. Pick up applications Monday-Friday 9am to 3pm at: 1401 East 23rd 620-663-6473. Equal Opportunity Housing


1994 GMC Sierra, Extra Cab, 4X4, white, $6,870. #FS5952A

1100 E. 30th, Hutch 620-662-6631

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2 bedroom, $500 plus electric. $300 deposit. NO PETS/SMOKING. 620-663-5809

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Stafford Inn Furnished rooms from $275 to $295/month cable, microwave, refrigerator 620-234-5232 Hwy 50, Stafford, KS

Apartments - Furn. 820 ALL RENTAL or real estate property advertisements in this newspaper are subject to The Federal Housing Act of 1968, as amended, which makes it illegal to advertise any ‘’preference, limitation, or discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex or national origin, or an intention to make any discrimination.’’ This newspaper will not knowingly accept any advertising which is in violation of the law. Amendments, effective March 12, 1989, added ‘handicap’ and ‘familial’ status to discrimination categories.

Apartments - Unfurn.821 1 and 2 bedrooms. 1212 N Severance, $265, 510 E. 1st, $250. 20 E. 15th, $295. Sorry no Pets. 620-663-3341

2 Bedroom Town homes, $420 month rent, $300 Security deposit. Section 8 also available. Washer/Dryer hookups; Basements; Lawn Service; Close to shopping; Community room available; Knowledgeable 24 Hr. maintenance staff! Call 620-663-6291 today!

14 EAST 2ND. Convenience of downtown, clean 1 & 2 bedrooms, camera monitored, appliances. Sorry No Pets. 663-3341

315 West 10th, 1 bedroom, $345; 203 E. Ave A, Studio, $310, 2 bedroom, $400; No Pets. 620-663-8906 529 E. 6th, Apt. 2, Nice 1 bedroom Duplex, $350/$350 plus utilities. Pets Ok. 620-474-3528

3 bedroom, 1-1/2 bath, garage, appliances, 500 Molly Mall, No Pets, year lease, $675. 669-7942 227 W. 12th-B: 2 bedroom, 2 bath, carport, 1 year lease, $485/$485. 620-669-9785 1324 Woodbridge Court, 2 bedroom, 2 full baths, 1 car garage, yard maintenance, $785 month/ $400 deposit 620-662-3439 3500A Ridgewood, 2 bedroom, $385. Sorry no pets! 620-663-3341.

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1 BEDROOM APARTMENTS. Call 620-663-8314 or stop by General Laboratories at: 1202 North Main, Hutch 1 bedroom, 1 bath, 650 sq ft. 312 E 8th. All new interior, plumbing, electric, insulation windows, $425. 620-664-7541 2 bedrooms, B & Walnut, South Hutchinson. $395. Sorry no Pets! 663-3341

831 Offices For Rent

1, 2, & 3 Bedrooms available in Inman & Buhler 1-800-397-3072 or 620-543-2244 300 Westland, Haven. All utilities paid, except electric. 2 bedroom, 1 bath, $425/$425. 620-755-6609

1612 W 4th: House B, 2 bedroom, central heat/air, washer/dryer hookups, $400/$400. 620-474-0745 1612 W 4th: House C, 1 bedroom, $300/300 620-474-0745 2809 N. Plum, very nice 2 bedroom, central heat/air, attached garage w/opener, $575/$575. No pets, no smoking, 1 year lease. 620-474-8601 Country living; must see to appreciate 3 bedroom, 1 bath, NO PETS, $500.00 + deposit. 6401 N Monroe 620-727-1470/ 669-9490 Cute, very clean, small 2 bedroom, stove & refrigerator, central heat/air, washer/dryer, storage shed, $350/$350. 620-663-3195 Haven: Extra nice 2 & 3 bedroom homes, very clean, central heat & air, washer/dryer hookups. 620-465-7748

861 Homes

THREE BEDROOM: 612 N. Walnut: $675+ bills 808 Lochinvar: $1200+bills 109 Carlton: $900+ bills 322 W. 7th: $600+bills TWO BEDROOM: 221 Curtis: $575+bills ONE BEDROOMS: 939 “B” Sherman: $400+bills 22 W. 14th: $350+bills 429 E. 7th: $420+bills Non-refundable application fee $25. 510 East 17th, Suite G Winkie Tennant 620-663-4471 or 620-664-4949

Storage for Rent


1,400sq.ft. metal bulding with Nickerson Blvd. frontage, Zoned “I-2” Call, 620-663-3341

Offices For Rent


29 N. Main - Office space/retail location. Call for details 662-7152 DOWNTOWN HUTCH *Bar* *Beauty Shop* *Office Space* 620-663-3341


LUXURY OFFICE SPACE, 500 TO 600 SQ. FT. AVAILABLE 3-1-12 620-694-9036 620-474-7777

Fair Housing Act Sale and Rental of Housing: No one may take any of following actions the based on race, color, national origin, religion, sex, familial status or handicap.

OFFICE SPACE-RETAILRESTAURANT-CLUB FOR RENT 620-694-9036 / 620-474-7777 PREMIER OFFICE SPACE FOR LEASE 2,600 sq.ft. - multiple rooms. Can be divided. 828 sq ft-Three rooms. Parking available. FIRST NATIONAL CENTER 1 N Main – 620-694-2233 PRIME OFFICE space in Corporate Square, 335 North Washington. 620-663-7143



Nice 3 bedroom, central heat /air, updated bath and kitchen, refrigerator and stove, garage, new paint, No Pets, $725/600 1009 E 13th Huthinson 620-665-5160/662-8648 One of a kind, 2 Bedroom with beautiful master bath & walk-in closet, full finished basement with wet bar & fireplace, lawn care provided. $1,800. 719-529-0333


Choice office space 1020 North Main. 1500 Sq. Ft which includes 5 offices, Conference Room, Waiting area, and Employee Lounge. Interested Phone 620-663-4000, Monday thru Friday, 8:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M.. Ask for Michelle or Tim

Cuchara! Known as the “Best kept secret of Colorado” 3 bedroom, 1.5 bath mountain home, sleeps up to 10, beautiful interior, huge deck. Many activities including fishing, hiking, and site seeing. NEW! Mountain Resort Activities: Mountain Coaster, Zip Lining, Restaurant and within walking distance of our home! Contact: Alan or Judi Webster, 620-727-7075 or 620-669-9417 nnnnnnnnnnn

Every open house at your fingertips.


FOR SALE: 4 Bedrooms, 2 car attached and large detached garage. 211 East 2nd, South Hutchinson 620-200-9144 620-899-8006

HEY LOOK AT ME! GOT SPRING FEVER? I’m in a friendly, quiet South Hutchinson neighborhood. My assets are a large yard, next to new roof & siding, secluded patio/breezeway, shaded with ivy, to the oversized insulated single garage; hardwood floors throughout. I have 2 bedrooms, a full basement, paved street, half acre lot, big enough to grow with you. Looking for a family to call my own. Easy access commute to Wichita. I’m move in ready, waiting for your special touch to make it your home. My price has been reduced to $94,900. Call: (620) 474-7870 or (620) 727-2357 Land Contract, $15K down payment, no exceptions, repairs needed. 620-314-7012

Lyons: 6 BR. 3 BA. Over 2,800 SF. $157,700 OBO. (785)230-2543. Visit



614 W. 20th 3 bedroom, 1 bath, garage, new paint, carpet, laminate, tile flooring, light fixtures, counter tops, and appliances, corner lot, fenced back yard, $72,900. 620-664-7426 1005 Gregory Hutchinson 3 bedroom, 2 full baths, nice kitchen, dining and living room, central heat & air, large 3-car detached garage/shop, large fenced back yard, move-in ready. $85,000 OBO. 620-899-6941

Mini Ranch 13.5+ acres, 3-2 house, 3 living, 2 fireplaces, 2 car detached garage, 48x75 metal shed, barn, lots w/loafing sheds, Kingman Schools, OBO, 620-546-4720 for info/appointment. Nice country home near Sterling 3 bedroom, 2 bath, Kitchen is large, fully updated. Full finished basement, new carpet. New heat/air. Asking $116,000. 785-210-6440 OPEN HOUSE SUNDAY 1PM-3PM. 3206 N. Halstead, Brick Ranch, 2 bedroom, 1.5 bath, on 1 acre lot, den w/fireplace. Price reduced, $124,900. 620-921-0993

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Coldwell Banker 12:30 - 2:00 1. 110 S. Plum 2. 914 N. Pleasant 3. 2811 N. Madison 4. 2228 Dover Dr 5. 6409 N. Madison St. 1:00-3:00 6. 4309 E. 82nd Ave 1:30-3:00 7. 2516 E. 43rd 2:00-4:00 8. 3807 N. Shelburne 2:30-4:00 9. 602 E. 41st Ave. 10.2909 Linksland Dr. 11. 2702 Heather Pkwy Nancy Fure Realty 1:00-3:00 12. 814 N. Elm Plaza Astle 12:30 - 2:00 13. 200 E. 13th 14. 2901 N. Adams. 15. 2107 N. Jackson 16. 2805 East 56th 17. 1904 N. Main 18. 107 Thunderbird 19. 314 Birchway 2:30-4:00 20. 810 Idlewild Dr. 21. 4211 Vicksburg 22. 3401 Dogwood Dr 23. 3319 N. Severance 24. 611 W. 24th 25. 704 East 3rd Provincial Real Estate 12:30-2:00 26. 29 Sunflower Realty Execs 12:30-2:00 27. 10910 S Broadacres Rd 28. 2904 Tartan Trail 29. 107 W 24th Ave 2:30-4:00 30. 1508 Orchard Ave 31. 2905 Tartan Trail 32. 1422 Woodlawn St Re/Max Royal 12:30-2:00 33. 1719 N. Adams 34. 3405 N. Severance 35. 1511 E. 26TH 36. 626 E. Sherman 2:30-4:00 37. 3122 N. Walnut 38. 55 Random Rd 39. 1201 E. 11TH 40. 6403 N. Halstead Weigand 12:30 to 2:00 41. 3310 Normandy Rd 42. 611 E 6th Ave 1:00-3:00 43. 406 W Ave South, Lyons 2:30 to 4 44. 530 E 39th Ct 45. 5 Glass Manor, So Hutch

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OPEN HOUSE Sunday from 1-3pm 3802 Quivira Drive 3 bedroom, 2 bath with an additional non-conforming bedroom in partial finished basement. Lots of updates. New granite countertops, wood laminate flooring in the Kitchen/dining. All new master bath, new A/C unit. Big fenced yard with vinyl fence across the front. Fireplace with gas logs. UGS. Located in quiet North end neighborhood. Asking $149,900 or for private showing call 620-931-1263

Small town living in the city of Partridge. Home for sale: 2 bedroom, 1 bath, full unfinished basement, nice size yard, new roof, 1 attached car garage. Sorry no land contracts. New price; $32,000.00. Call: 620-960-6967



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910 Lots/Tracts

Rent with option to buy, all rent will apply toward purchase, 14x60, 2 bedroom, central heat/air, 108 W 5th, #10, S. Hutch $375 month 620-663-8314 Rent with option to buy, all rent will apply toward purchase, 14x70, 3 bedroom, central heat/air, 108 W 5th, # 7, S. Hutch. 425 month, 620-663-8314

931 Lots/Tracts

Turon Kansas, 2 joining lots, smoked damage house, nice detached garage, owner finance, zero down, zero interest, only $200Xmo /12mo. 620-532-1093

West Bigger Ave, 4 joining lots, owner finance, zero down zero interest, only $75 mon. x 24 mon. 620-532-1093


]]]]] PRICE REDUCED! $69,500.

C-2 Commercial 1.32 acre vacant lot for sale, prime location on East 11th, south of the Hutchinson Mall area. Ideal location for storage units or small business. Next door to apartment complexes. Call for more info: 620-474-7870


You could build your new house on Clutter Hill in Little River, KS. Lots with concrete streets, beautiful view and no special fees. Great community, Oswalt Auction and Realty. 620-897-6354

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