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ABOVE: A classic car meanders through downtown Ottawa Saturday during the Ol’ Marais River Run car show’s Cruise Night.

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ABOVE: A young girl waves Saturday during the Ol’ Marais River Run car show’s Cruise Night through downtown Ottawa. Ottawa’s annual classic car show, which celebrated its 27th year, welcomed car enthusiasts from around the country, including Missouri, Florida and other Kansas cities. The event is organized by the Over the Road Gang car club. Photo by Justin Miller/ Special to The Ottawa Herald

ABOVE: A classic GMC truck rests Saturday afternoon at Forest Park, 320 N. Locust St., during the Ol’ Marais River Run car show. More than 1,900 classic car enthusiasts drove their automobiles to Ottawa for the event, organizers said. For videos from the River Run car show, go to

RIGHT: Two classic cars pass each other Saturday during the Ol’ Marais River Run car show’s Cruise Night through downtown Ottawa.

LEFT: The hood ornament of a Ford Greyhound trolls through downtown Ottawa Saturday during the Ol’ Marais River Run car show’s Cruise Night.

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Police: Ottawa stabbing victim knew his attacker By The Herald Staff

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A University of Kansas cheerleader fires up the crowd Saturday morning during the Jayhawks’ final non-conference football game against the Louisiana Tech Bulldogs at Memorial Stadium in Lawrence. KU, 2-1, next faces Texas Tech University 11 a.m. Oct. 5, at Memorial Stadium. For more photos from the Jayhawks’ 13-10 victory over Louisiana Tech, See Page 5.

A 26-year-old Ottawa man is facing a felony aggravated battery charge in connection with a Saturday night stabbing that left another Ottawa man injured. The stabbing in the 800 block of South Sycamore Street was not a random act of violence, Capt. Adam Weingartner, with the Ottawa Police Department, said. Fuller Cameron Hartman, 24, told police he was stabbed after an ar-

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gument with Ferris Fuller turned into a physical altercation, Weingartner said. “I wouldn’t call them friends, but they did know each other,” Weingartner said. Ottawa police officers and Franklin County Sheriff’s deputies responded to the reported stabbing about 11:41 p.m. Saturday, where they found Hartman, police said. Officers later located Fuller near the intersection of East Eighth and South Oak streets and arrested him in connection with the stabbing, a police department news release said.

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Obituary SUZANNA SEYMOUR GAEDDERT Suzanna Seymour Gaeddert, 50, wife of Barry K. Gaeddert, was called home by Jesus Sept. 17, 2013, following a 3 1/2-year battle with brain cancer. She had a passion to let others know about Jesus and that he loved them. A celebration of her life is planned for Friday, Sept. 27, 2013, at Bonhomme Presbyterian Church, St. Louis, Mo., and Thurs-

day, Oct. 3, 2013, in Addlestone, Surrey, United Kingdom. Suzy was born July 4, 1963, to Ted and Ann Seymour in Beverley, Mass. She grew up in Dharhan, Saudi Arabia where her parents were school teachers for Aramco Oil Company. She attended high school in Concord, Mass., and earned her bachelor’s degree from Colby College in Waterville, Maine. Suzy and Barry both earned

their Masters of Divinity degree from Fuller Theological Seminary in Pasadena, Calif. They were pastors at the Bonhomme Presbyterian Church in St. Louis, Mo., for 16 years. For the past six years, they have lived in London where Barry is senior pastor of The International Community Church in Surrey, England. She leaves to mourn her departure her husband, Barry; two sons, Zachary

and Micah; her parents, Ted and Ann Seymour; brother, Chris Seymour and his wife, Donna; other relatives and many friends. Memorial donations may be sent to Comfort Foundation, P.O. Box 220261, St. Louis MO 63122 to support their ministry of “Equipping orphans and underprivileged children in the Vologda Oblast of Northern Russia to lead spiritually and emotionally healthy lives.”

Shelter on alert after dog deaths By ABBY ECKEL Herald Staff Writer

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Miss Kansas, Theresa Vail, is pictured in a promotional photo showcasing her passion for hunting and outdoor sports. Vail is set to attend this weekend’s Cornstock events at the Anderson County Corn Festival in Garnett, where she is expected to help promote Kansas wildlife, parks and tourism.

Miss Kansas takes aim at Cornstock By ABBY ECKEL Herald Staff Writer

GARNETT — The viewers’ choice for Miss America is set to make an appearance this weekend at the ninth annual Anderson County Corn Festival’s Cornstock. Miss Kansas, Theresa Vail, is expected to arrive at the festival after 3 p.m. Saturday, Susan Wettstein, administrative assistant for the City of Garnett, said. “[Vail] will be making an appearance during the concert,” Wettstein said. “Then I believe she’ll be going into our VIP tent.” New to the festival this year is the Great Kansas Outdoor Fun Show, Wettstein said. “It’s about everything hunting, fishing, camping and boating,” Wettstein said. “[Vail] is very much into the outdoors and represents Kansas well, and we thought that she’d be a great fit along with the Great Kansas Outdoor Fun Show.” Vail’s appearance at the festival is thanks in part to the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism, Wettstein said. “She does appearances for [the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism] from time to time so the

[department] asked her on our behalf,” Wettstein said. “She represents Kansas well and she did well at the pageant, but because she loves the great outdoors and that’s what we’re trying to do — promote Kansas and the great outdoors — we thought she’d make a perfect fit for our event.” Vail gained national attention for being the first Miss America pageant contestant to not cover up her tattoos during the competition, as well as her non-stereotypical pageant hobbies, which included archery, bow hunting, boxing and working on cars, Vail said in a Miss America video. “She’s an expert marksmen and really good at archery — that’s one of her passions, she loves to bow hunt and is in the Kansas National Guard,” Wettstein said. “She’s one of those ‘break the stereotype’ of not just a pretty-girlin-a-pageant kind of person, and we’re very excited for her to be coming to Cornstock.” Vail’s appearance adds to Cornstock’s lineup of notable events this weekend, including the “Concert on the Hill,” which features Saturday night performances by Phil Vassar, Gloriana and Silver Bullet.

Prairie Paws Animal Shelter is taking extra precautions when bringing in new dogs, Jaron Asher said. After an infectious disease — thought to be distemper — resulted in the euthanasia of 40 dogs since February at the Emporia Animal Shelter, Asher said, Prairie Paws, 3173 K-68, Ottawa, isn’t taking the problem lightly. “Any animal that comes in gets a full exam when it comes in the door,” Asher, operations manager and deputy director at Prairie Paws, said. “The problem with something like [an infectious disease] is that it can incubate for weeks before appearing, so we check them every day, checking to make sure the dogs are healthy and if not they go to isolation.” Though Prairie Paws hasn’t seen any dogs at the shelter showing signs of distemper, Asher said, keeping canines up to date on vaccines can help prevent the spread of the disease. “Make sure that animals are vaccinated for any of their normal vet shots,” Asher said. “If something

STABBING (Continued from Page 1) Hartman was taken to Overland Park Regional Medical Center where he was treated and released, a police department news release said. Fuller has a record of criminal charges, including an aggravated robbery charge in November 2008, as well as a driving under the influence charge in 2012, according to court documents. Fuller also has several charges for various offenses as a youth, according to court documents. Fuller was charged Monday with a felony count of aggravated battery and is set to make his first appearance at 1 p.m. Wednesday in front of Judge Kevin Kimball in Franklin County District Court, 301 S. Main St., Ottawa. He now is being held at the Franklin County Adult Detention Center, 305 S. Main St., Ottawa, awaiting his court appearance.


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WELLSVILLE — A fire behind a gas stove forced a Wellsville daycare to evacuate about 10:40 a.m. Monday in a quiet residential neighborhood on the city’s north side. No one was injured at Kelley’s Kids Group Daycare, 221 Benton Drive, during the brief fire, Clayton Neel, EMT/firefighter with the Wellsville Fire Department, said at the scene. “They followed the appropriate evacuation procedures, and everyone got out of the home safely,” Neel said. “There was a small fire behind the stove. There does not appear to be any damage. The cause is still under investigation.” The fire was extinguished when a Kansas Gas Service employee shut off the natural gas line to the home, Neel said.

OU concert to be recorded for home-bound community members

Audience members will be encouraged to participate in the recording of a sing-along for distribution to caregivers and home-bound community members during a concert with Eboni Fondren, noted jazz vocalist, from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the Fredrikson Chapel on the Ottawa University campus, 1001 S. Cedar St., Ottawa. “A Night of Joy and Jazz with Eboni Fondren” is part of the Adventures in Faith events taking place this week on the OU campus. The concert is expected to conclude with audience members joining the jazz musicians to sing holiday songs, which will be filmed and recorded, Trish Dowd Kelne, director of the Winter Center, said. The Winter Center is a nonprofit community organization that partners with the Fredrikson Center on several community outreach projects. CDs of the holiday songs are to be sent to caregivers and home-bound community members as part of a series of videos to uplift and offer comfort, Kelne said. A video in the series can be seen at the following link: kuFWo& During the evening’s concert, OU’s Fredrikson Center also plans to accept freewill donations to support Colorado flood victims. All funds will be directed to those suffering from the effects of the floods and every donation will make a difference, Kelne said. Adventures in Faith, started in the 1970s by Dr. Roger Fredrikson, is an annual event that brings a team of alumni who are established in their vocational or volunteer fields and united by a strong faith commitment to spend three days on campus in Ottawa, according to the university’s website. The presenters make in-class, group and chapel presentations on blending vocation with avocation, university officials said. Wednesday’s concert is open to the public.

City to collect brush, limbs

Residents who have brush piles and trimmings to dispose of before winter can drop them off at five locations Oct. 5-6 in Ottawa. Ottawa Sanitation plans to place large trash bins at the following locations that weekend, according to a City of Ottawa news release: • Former Lincoln Elementary School site, near the intersection of Massasoit and Hickory streets, • Orlis Cox Sports Complex, east field gravel parking lot, near the intersection of Beech Street and West K-68. • Don Woodward Community Center parking lot, 517 E. Third St. • Old Roadside Park Trailhead, east of the Franklin County fairgrounds. • Ottawa University practice fields along 11th Street, east of Mulberry Street. Residents are asked to limit what they put in the trash bins to brush and limbs, the city news release said.

Hospital Notes Admissions • Thursday: June Thornbrugh, Ottawa. • Saturday: Lawrence Lloyd, Lane. • Sunday: Shirley Mance, Ottawa. Dismissals • Thursday: Bridget Thompson, Ottawa. • Friday: Carol Reekie, Ottawa. • Sunday: Lawrence Lloyd, Lane.

Franklin County Jail Police Department Arrests • 12:31 p.m. Thursday, 1100 block of South Ash Street, a 14-year-old Ottawa boy was arrested on suspicion of battering a known 16-year-old Ottawa boy. • 2 p.m. Thursday, Franklin County Jail, 305 S. Main St., Jessica Eastman, 29, Ottawa, on a City of Ottawa warrant. • 4:09 p.m. Thursday, 200 block of West Ninth Street, Dakota Mandina, 20, Ottawa, on suspicion of making a criminal threat and on a City of Ottawa warrant. • 5:36 p.m. Thursday, Casey’s General Store, 1019 W. Seventh St., Jacqueline Wingler, 27, no established residence, on suspicion of pedestrian under the influence. • 12:05 a.m. Friday, 1200 block of West 15th Street, John Penner, 27, Ottawa, on suspicion of driving while a habitual violator, driving while suspended and on a warrant for a probation violation. • 5:07 a.m. Friday, 300 block of South Main Street, Kirk Soman, 30, Ottawa, on suspicion of driving while suspended, no proof of insurance and defective head lamp. • 11:31 p.m. Friday, Red Jacket and North Main streets, Francis Rushe IV, 29, Ottawa, on a Franklin County warrant. • 7:49 p.m. Friday, Fifth and Pine streets, Christopher Livingston, 30, Ottawa, on a City of Ottawa warrant. • 11:41 p.m. Saturday, 800 block of South Sycamore Street, a 24-year-old Ottawa man reported he was stabbed by a known suspect. Ferris Fuller, 26, Ottawa, later was arrested in connection with the incident, according to a police report. • 3:11 a.m. Sunday, Eighth and Locust streets, Nathan Scott, 19, Ottawa, on suspicion of underage consumption of alcohol and obstruction of legal process, according to a police report. • 11:57 a.m. Sunday, a 22-year-old Ottawa man and a 19-year-old Ottawa woman were arrested on suspicion of domestic battery and endangering a child after they got into an altercation, according to a police report.

Police Department News Incidents • 7:37 a.m. Friday, 600 block of South Burroughs Street, a 41-year-old Ottawa woman reported an unknown suspect spray painted her residence and vehicle. • 5:31 p.m. Saturday, 200 block of West Seventh Street, a 13-year-old boy was taken as a child in need of care after attempting to harm himself, according to a police report. • 5:22 p.m. Sunday, 700 block of South Mulberry Street, a 35-year-old Ottawa woman reported an unknown suspect damaged her garage door. Thefts • 11:33 a.m. Sunday, 1000 block of South Maple Street, a 28-year-old Ottawa woman reported an unknown suspect entered her unlocked vehicle and stole items. • 2:05 p.m. Sunday, 800 block of South Mulberry Street, a 41-year-old Ottawa woman reported an unknown suspect stole two bicycles from her property. • 3:29 p.m. Sunday, 900 block of South Locust Street, a 24-year-old Ottawa man reported an unknown suspect stole items from his vehicle. Accidents • Thursday, no time given, 800 block of East Hamblin Street, a vehicle driven by Travis Fainter, 26, Ottawa, struck a vehicle driven by Ralph Raleigh, 83, Ottawa. • 7:45 a.m. Thursday, 1000 block of North Main Street, a vehicle driven by Jon Cruver, 61, Ottawa, struck a vehicle driven by Christopher Stewart, 40, Richmond. Cruver was cited for turning movements required, according to a police report. • 11:17 a.m. Friday, 300 block of South Main Street, a vehicle driven by Barbara Ott, 68, Wellsville, struck a le-

City eyes airport fuel tank switch By DOUG CARDER Herald Senior Writer

The City of Ottawa wants to replace an underground fuel storage tank with two above-ground tanks at Ottawa Municipal Airport. And Ottawa city commissioners are hopeful the Kansas Department of Transportation will pick up 85 percent of the estimated $235,000 tab for the project. City commissioners gave Andy Haney, the city’s public works director, the goahead Monday to apply for a KDOT grant as part of the state agency’s Kansas Airport Improvement Program. The city would like to use the grant to replace a 6,000-gallon underground aviation fuel tank with two 10,000-gallon, aboveground tanks that would allow the city to provide 100LL aviation fuel and JetA fuel at the airport, 2178 Montana Road, Haney said. The existing tank is for 100LL aviation fuel, he said. “The second tank would allow us to carry jet fuel,” Haney said. The city also would be

able to purchase aviation fuel at a lower cost with the new tanks, because it could acquire fuel by the tanker load, Haney said. “We can’t buy a tanker load at present, because a tanker is 8,000 gallons and our tank only holds 6,000 gallons,” Haney said. The estimated cost of the project would include the removal of the existing tank and installation of the

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new tanks, Haney said. The city’s portion of the cost would be $35,250 if the KDOT grant is approved and the bids come in at the estimated $235,000 cost, Haney told commissioners.

“We do not have a problem with the existing tank — there are no leaks,” he said. The object is to upgrade the airport’s fuel storage capabilities with the aid of state funds, Haney said.

gally parked vehicle. Ott was cited for inattentive driving. • 5:48 p.m. Friday, 300 block of East 11th Street, a vehicle driven by Shania Lamm, 18, Ottawa, struck the back of a vehicle driven by Betty Wallace, 78, Simi Valley, Calif. Lamm was cited for no proof of insurance and inattentive driving. • 5:39 p.m. Saturday, 200 block of West Seventh Street, a vehicle driven by David Ashmore, 60, Arma, struck the back of a vehicle driven by Paul Golliezi-Rhodus, 22, Overland Park. Ashmore was cited for inattentive driving. • 6:05 p.m. Saturday, 700 block of North Main Street, a vehicle driven by Ashleigh Sharp, 17, Ottawa, struck a vehicle driven by Kenneth Krum, 53, Mound City. Sharp was cited for inattentive driving.

Wellsville Police Department News

• Thursday: 400 block of West Fourth Street, traffic complaint; 500 block of Main Street, non-injury accident; 4500 block of Meadow Lane, assist outside agency. • Friday: 600 block of Walnut Street, special assignment; 500 block of Walnut Street, suspicious activity; 300 block of Elm Street, welfare check; 100 block of Maple Terrace, welfare check; 4700 block of Thomas Road, assist outside agency; I-35 at milepost 198, assist outside agency. • Saturday: 700 block of Main Street, alarm call; 600 block of Locust Street, non-injury accident; 400 block of Main Street, special assignment; 200 block of Downey Street, noise complaint; 300 block of Walnut Street, medical call. • Sunday: 800 block of Main Street, medical call; 400 block of Pendleton Street, suspicious activity; 300 block of East 10th Street, suspicious activity.

Fire Calls

Ottawa Fire Department • 7:30 a.m. Thursday, 303 N. Main St., alarm system activation. No fire reported. • 1:03 p.m. Thursday, 1116 N. Sycamore St., alarm system activation. No fire reported. • 6:20 p.m. Thursday, 1109 N. Poplar St., firefighters responded to a report of a downed power line. • 8:30 p.m. Friday, 1230 S. Ash St., smoke detector activation. No fire reported. • Firefighters assisted with nine medical calls Thursday through Sunday. Franklin County Fire Departments • 12:46 p.m. Saturday, 4151 Hamilton Street, Cutler firefighters responded to a grass fire. • Firefighters responded to eight medical calls Thursday through Sunday.

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Common Core

New education standards tout universal, improved outcomes The United States operates with a common — also known as uniform — unit of money, language, calendar, military, flag and even core values. Those core values establish our form of government with officials elected by the people to represent them on decisions impacting all Americans. As part of that representation, the National Governors Association — “the collective voice of the nation’s governors” — voted to support Common Core education benchmarks or standards that students across the country should meet at the conclusion of specific grade levels to better prepare them to be college- and career-ready by the time they graduate high school. The goal is to prioritize the outcomes of students’ school performance by measuring accomplishments along the way, ensuring a more effective and efficient postsecondary education system. Those metrics are collected in an aggregate form for comparison purposes — just as they have been in the past — to see what is working and what isn’t working with this strategy. Such metrics are an important measure to determine the states’ — and that also means taxpayers’ — return on their financial investment in its education system. Is it accomplishing its goals of producing graduates who are work-ready and college-ready? If not, why not? Most Americans agree our country needs a firstclass education system and that a better-educated workforce makes Americans more competitive in today’s global marketplace. So it makes good sense to have uniform metrics at the end of each school year to ensure students are on track. The new Common Core standards were voted on and approved by the various state boards of education — filled by those elected board members representing their constituents. For those who don’t remember who they voted for on Kansas’ state board of education, Janet Waugh, Kansas City, represents District 1 and the Wellsville school district; John Bacon, Olathe, represents District 3 and the Wellsville school district; while Jana Shaver, Independence, represents District 9 and the Ottawa, Central Heights, Wellsville and West Franklin school districts. Clearly Wellsville’s views ought to be well-represented with three board members representing its district. This kind of commonality certainly will make it easier for transient students, especially those in military families, who are moved from state to state to keep from falling behind because of varying standards. Common Core’s blending of standards with local flexibility offers the best of both worlds; it’s clear not all children learn the same way nor at the same speed, yet all need to have critical thinking and problem-solving skills. State Sen. Caryn Tyson, R-Parker, illustrated this point at a recent legislative listening tour in Ottawa when she described her own experience as a second-grade student proficient at using negative numbers at one elementary school, though when she attended a different school that year the class wasn’t as far along as she was. In this case, she was more accelerated than the class she joined, so common standards were not being utilized. But imagine if her move had placed her in a class that was far more advanced — not less — than her original school. Despite the commonalities in education adopted with Common Core, each school district has the ability to teach its concepts in the manner it sees fit locally. While some states or districts might believe they have unique curriculum that ought to be taught in their geographic area, it is difficult to believe districts couldn’t agree on a common math standard — especially when one considers that the commonly accepted standards for college entrance, the ACT or SAT tests, are the same regardless of the state. Similarly, English and grammar are the same across the country even though speaking dialects and pronunciations might differ slightly around the country. The No Child Left Behind education mandate had few supporters at the outset, and even fewer by the time it concluded and was replaced by Common Core. Today’s Common Core strategy faces criticism too, and for some of the same reasons, such as being unproven. Students who aren’t good test takers and other at-risk students will, no doubt, have a tougher go of it with Common Core than others, but that doesn’t mean it isn’t a positive step forward for America’s schools. A rigorous common education system is a sound way to raise the country’s collective brainpower. — Jeanny Sharp, editor and publisher

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Reader Forum Shameful savings? I am writing in response to Linda Brown’s Thursday’s column, in which she asserted we are “sticking it to the retailer.” Her column on Emily Graves’ comp list was a bit of an offensive piece. Is it sticking it to the retailer to use a coupon? Is it my responsibility as a consumer to pay more taxes than necessary? How is it in bad taste to make use of a system that Walmart put into place to draw customers? Perhaps Brown should write her columns about the scandalous behavior of a giant retailer who knowingly puts into place a system that draws customers away from

farmers markets (certainly local retailers), local grocery stores and other retailers. No, thanks go to Walmart for their policy. It saves me money. The fact is that the free market enterprise system thrives on competition, and competition is encouraged by the dissemination of information — which Graves does for all of us who enjoy her helpful list. If I prefer to shop at a local store because the comp list has made it more appealing than driving outside the community and to several stores, then how is that a wrongful action against a retailer? Am I a better citizen for paying more for my lettuce than necessary?

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Brown’s column should perhaps chastise those people who abuse the policy by lying and deceit, and say “shame on them.” But to claim that the shopper who abides by the rules and realizes a savings is somehow shameful rings false. I appreciate Emily Graves and her helpful list (which we all receive free of charge) and I am hopeful that your unkind words do not discourage her from her gracious actions. I can appreciate that you have a right to your opinion, but as respectfully as I can put it, I believe you’re wrong on this issue. — Debi Senior, Pomona

OHS’ ‘Day on the Job’ success Ottawa High School recently took part in its second “Day on the Job” for seniors. The program, organized by OHS, the Franklin County Development Council and Ottawa Communities in Schools, is geared to help our students understand what employers are seeking in new employees, what education or training it takes to perform certain jobs and to inform OHS seniors about what the Ottawa community can offer them with respect to their professional loves. It also provides Ottawa’s business sector the opportunity to meet and converse first-hand with the nextgeneration workforce in this area. Our students’ interests determined their paths for the day. The morning was split between three different areas, which included presentations from business leaders from the private sector, the public sector and the medical profession. The private sector included conversations with Ryan Henningsen financial adviser; Tina Albers, Walmart Logistics distribution center; John Boyd, with Green, Finch & Covington Chartered; Sarah Gollier, The Pink Suitcase; Brady Keim, Keim Bakery; Shawn Turner, Turner’s Florist; Josh Walker, Loyd Builders; and Greg Colburn, Performance Electric; as well as a host of other business leaders. Our students were engaged in conversations with these community members about entrepreneurship, job skills and work ethic, as well as the growing opportunities for highwage, high-skill and high-demand jobs here in Ottawa. The day’s second session involved the public sector with volunteers from the City of Ottawa


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Public Works Department, Ottawa Police Department, Ottawa Fire Department, Franklin County Sheriff’s Office, Ottawa school district, Ottawa Recreation Commission, Franklin County administration, and city administration, along with presenters from many other local departments. During this portion, our students gained an understanding of the breadth of opportunities in the Ottawa area that could play host to their interests and the vast array of jobs that are incorporated in each of these departments. A third session was at Ransom Memorial Hospital, covering the medical field. This group had the opportunity to tour the hospital and get an inside look at each of the different programs and what they do, including tours of the emergency room, operating room, obstetrics unit, laboratory, radiology and urgent care. During the visit, our students gained an understanding of the different areas — such as billing, payroll, insurance, etc. — as well as the different jobs, that have to be incorporated for the hospital to function. Our lunch was graciously provided by American Eagle, which then

followed with a tour of the company’s distribution facility. While half of the senior class did this, the other half was transported to Cargotec where they toured that facility. The purpose of these tours was to help our students understand the manufacturing and distribution operations here in Ottawa and, once again, the number of different jobs needed to make them operate properly. After the tour, Cargotec offered a question-and-answer session with all the major departments, including members from purchasing, technology, shipping, sales and others. American Eagle provided a similar opportunity with its management team, which included a discussion with their safety administrator. Ottawa University followed the day’s visits with a reception in the student union and a closing speech from Derek Chappell. The seniors’ Day on the Job 2013 was an incredible success. I would like to thank everyone involved who took time to ensure our students not only had a great day, but came away with a better understanding of the community and the opportunities afforded to them here in Ottawa. I would like to extend another thank you to Cassie Myers and the Day on the Job committee, which spent countless hours putting this program together for our students and for making this year’s event something they will always remember. Dr. Ryan Cobbs is principal at Ottawa High School. Email him at or call (785) 2298020.

Who’s driving? Brownback or Kobach? We saw an interesting little shift of an issue last week when Gov. Sam Brownback’s Department of Revenue — the folks in charge of issuing drivers’ licenses — started moving toward letting Kansans know it is the driver’s license store ... with not much to do with voter registration. The issue, of course, is that 17,000-and-growing number of Kansans who get their initial licenses or renew their licenses are routinely asked whether they want to register to vote. That’s a federal law — asking those driver’s license customers whether they want to register to vote, part of the Motor Voter Act. But that initial contact about voting, which has nothing to do with just getting a license to drive, has become the flash point for Kansans who haven’t brought a birth certificate or passport or some other official document that proves they are genuine Americans to get their license renewed. Well, it gets politically messy when just getting a driver’s license can mess up your right to vote, put you on the “suspense” list, which means you have to trek down to the local election office, or maybe the Secretary of State’s office, to prove that you are a sure-enough legal citizen who has the right to vote.


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Revenue later this fall will start issuing licenses that show nothing more than that you live in Kansas and are licensed to drive. No link to voting, if you can vote now, you can still vote. No cross-over between the driver’s license and proof of citizenship. Basically if you can vote now, just tell the Revenue folks that, and get a driver’s license that doesn’t have the “Real ID” or proof of citizenship stuff on it. It just says you can drive. The closest that new license will come is proving you live in Kansas and for most people, just a water bill is proof enough. So, the governor’s Department of Revenue is in charge of driving, and this voter business, well, you’ll have to take that up with another statewide elected official — Secretary of State Kris Kobach. See the movement here? You

want to drive? Gov. Brownback’s Department of Revenue gets you fixed up. Problems with voting? Well, it’s that other guy on the statewide ballot — Kobach — who is causing the problem there. It’s division of responsibility — and probably by the time every Kansan knows someone who has always voted and now is in that pesky “suspense” category, Brownback will have made it clear to everyone that it’s not his administration; it is Kobach’s that is causing trouble. Now, everyone probably wants just citizens to vote. And maybe the dozen people who tried to vote since the last time you got a new car shouldn’t have voted or tried to vote and were caught at it. But for those 17,000-plus Kansans, well, that’s Kobach’s doing now, with Brownback safely back in the business of licensing drivers and … well, just licensing drivers. See a little split between the governor’s office and the secretary of state’s office? Let’s give it another couple months leading up to next year’s primary election and see how wide that split gets. Probably wide enough to drive your car through, I’m betting. Martin Hawver is publisher of Hawver’s Capitol Report. Visit his website at

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Local Sports Tuesday, September 24, 2013



Area girls head south to Hawaii to visit parents. See Page 7.


OU Braves roar out of gate fast in first half By GREG MAST Herald Sports Editor

LINDSBORG — Ottawa University football coach Kent Kessinger wanted to see how the Braves would react to its first real away game. The Braves performed well. Ottawa roared out of the gates fast Saturday against Bethany in Lindsborg. Ottawa scored 34 points and racked up 298 yards of offense in the first half. The defense was just impressive, giving up no points and 121 total yards in the first half. Ottawa went on to claim a 41-

15 victory over the Swedes. “We talked about coming out fast,” Kessinger said. “We ran our up-tempo offense extremely well in the first half. We put on a good exhibition of what we can do when we go fast. We handled the bus ride ... we handled everything with playing a night game really well. That is a testament to focus and our coaches preparation. It was nice to come down here and not be flat.” Ottawa scored on three of its first four possessions for a quick 20-0 lead. “Mike [Behr] ran the zone read really good,” Kessinger

West Franklin medals two in Wellsville meet By The Herald Staff

WELLSVILLE — West Franklin High School had two runners medal Friday in the Wellsville Invitational. The cross-country meet was moved to Friday after Thursday’s storms. Isaiah Messick was 12th in the boys race and Alexis Yelland took 17th in the girls race. “Isaiah ran a spectacular race,” Falcon coach Tara Huggard said. “At the end of the first mile, he was sitting in around 20th place and just continued to pick off the other runners one-by-one. It was very exciting to watch and his improvement from last year is just amazing. I can’t wait to see how the rest of this year plays out for him. “Alexis ran extremely strong the entire time. Her times have been significantly faster than last year and I can’t wait to see how that helps her when we get closer to the league and regional meets,” Huggard said. “The girls all ran well and as a pack,” Huggard said. “We were missing a couple runners because they had to reschedule the race and they had prior commitments with other school activities. I am excited to watch them next week at our home course. It is always a fun

It was a long weekend for the Ottawa University volleyball team. The Lady Braves had their 23-match conference winning streak snapped Friday in Wichita, 26-28,25-21,25-22,27-25. Ottawa then lost its second straight in five sets Saturday to Tabor (23-25, 25-16, 21-25, 25-22, 15-12), in Hillsboro. The Lady Braves had

West Franklin Varsity Boys 12, Isaiah Messick, 19:55. Varsity girls 17, Alexis Yelland, 18:54; 22, Abby Morrison, 19:50; 26, Kara Wray, 20:58; 29, Charley Fine, 22:23. Wellsville Varsity boys (66 points, second) 3, Chase Bouse, 18:13.4; 9, Brandyn Brewster, 19:53.9; 11, Lucas Dwyer, 19:55.7; 25, Trent Smith, 20:48.8; 33, Noah Calderwood, 21:33.3; 40, Caleb Pearson, 22:42.1; 44, Jordy Mallicoat, 25:45.5 Varsity girls (77 points, third) 10, Lauren McDaniel, 18:22.8; 23, Taylor Everhart, 19:51.9; 24, Gabrielle Martinez, 19:59.0; 33, Ashley Borders, 23:41.7; 34, Kelcey Nelson, 24:37.0. JV boys 4, Nathan Cunningham, 22:46.8; 8, Payton Erhart, 23:15.2; 28, Nick Thomasson, 26:52; 33, Austin Borders, 28:01.3, JV girls 27, Kyleigh Marsh, 25:28.5. Eighth grade boys 11, Tyler Thomasson, 13:37.4. Seventh grade girls 9, Paige McDaniel, 6:56.3; 18, Aubrey Ball, 7:28.3. Seventh grade boys 15, Conner Erhart, 6:42.3; 17, Zach Pearson, 6:44.4; 20, Blake Ohlmeier, 7:00.5; 45, Josh Brewster, 7:51.4; 54, Josh Calderwood, 8:18.6. Central Heights boys (127 points, sixth) 19, Cole Sheldon, 20:22.84; 22, Shelby Cardell, 20:42.99; 34, Dillon Welch, 21:34.80; 42, Sam Skeet, 23:41.23; 43, Jake Kice, 24:22.88.

two players in double figure kills. Nicole Gingery and Becca Colson both had 10 kills apiece. Avery Enzbrenner, Taylor Bridge and Allie Arnold had nine kills each. Christa Hill led Ottawa with 24 assists and Lindsey Widen finished with 18 assists. Mohsani Hoveyda was the Lady Braves’ leader in digs with 25. Ottawa (5-8, 2-2) plays 7 p.m. Tuesday at Saint Mary.

Cross-Country Ottawa University Cross-Country Grandview Invitational Friday Women (154 points, fifth) 19, Jordan Calderwood, 20:55; 42, Janelle Bailey, 21:49; 43, Hannah Jaloma, 21:50; 47, Jena Richardson, 22:07; 60, Makayla Wilkins, 23:25; 69, Ali Heilman, 24:51; 74, Morgan Masters, 25:33; 77, Bailey Griffith; 25:56;

push and getting physical. Using our hands and driving people off the ball. We did a pretty good job in the first half. We started off not doing well in the second half, but we came on. That is the testament to those guys.” Luke Lundy led the ground game with 128 yards on 14 carries. The defense bottled up Bethany in the first half, limiting the Swedes to six first downs. “They were swarming and gang tackling,” Kessinger said. Both sides did not have the same success in the second half. “They got better at blocking,”

Ottawa defensive coordinator Josh Homolka said. “We did not have enough adjustments on the defensive side. The second half, we did not do it the way we were supposed to.” Kessinger said, “Our guys let up in the second half. That was the disappointing thing. We did not tackle on defense as good as we needed to. On offense, we needed to keep the drives going. They made some plays. We stopped ourselves more than we got stopped. That is something we can’t do. We took some sacks where we should have thrown the ball away.”

Kansas kicks ’Dogs

place to watch them run.” The West Franklin Invitational will be 4 p.m. Thursday at Pomona Lake.

OU’s win streak snapped in loss By The Herald Staff

said. “The things we called were working. “We had a run-screen option to start off the game. We ran the screen. Travis [Adamson] did a great job of reading it. Our receivers did a great job of blocking. It sets up our play-action pass.” Ottawa chewed up Bethany with its ground attack. Ottawa ran the ball 42 times for 213 yards, while it passed 15 for 20 for a modest 173 yards. “We ran the football quite a bit,” Kessinger said. “They were giving us the run. We worked on our offensive line in getting good

89, Taylor Slavens; 29:24; 95, Cadence Ishmael, 32:12 . Men (seventh) 19, Jeo Mendez, 27:25; 20, Cole Mendez, 27:28; 61, Evan Smith, 29:36; 70, Caleb Love, 29:48; 75, Brad Borger, 30:01; 77, Nick Ledet, 30:12; 81, Tyler Gude, 30:25; 93, Ethan Van Zant, 31:07; 96, Dallas Gloss, 31:28; 107, Dustyn Green, 33:26.

ABOVE: Kansas nickel back Victor Simmons pulls down Louisiana Tech University quarterback Ryan Higgins during the first half. The Jayhawks’ defense held the Louisiana Tech Bulldogs to 10 points. Kansas defeated Louisiana Tech 13-10 with a last-second, 52-yard field goal by Matthew Wyman, who was named one of three Lou Groza Collegiate Place-Kicker Award “Stars of the Week.” LEFT: University of Kansas quarterback Jake Heaps approaches the line of scrimmage during the first half of the Jayhawks final nonconference game against the Louisiana Tech University Bulldogs. Heaps completed 28 of 46 passes, racking up 279 passing yards via eight different receivers.

Photos by Bobby Burch/ The Ottawa Herald

LEFT: A University of Kansas marching band sousaphone player doles out high fives to some fans before the Jayhawks took the field Saturday at Memorial Stadium.


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ROSSVILLLE — The Ottawa High School volleyball team shook off Tuesday’s bad performance and posted a 4-2 mark Saturday to finish third in the Rossville Invitational. “Our level of play was much improved from our last match against De Soto,” Ottawa coach Laura Jeannin said. “We were

confident and were very aggressive throughout the entire tournament. “Brette Moore and Katlyn Geist put up a strong block in the front row. Our defense was scrappy and we made many defensive plays to keep the momentum on our side of the court.” Ottawa beat Rossville (25-12, 25-19), El Dorado

(25-22, 25-19), Holton (2518, 25-21) and Clay Center (25-19, 25-23). Ottawa lost to Clay Center (28-26, 25-20) and Abilene (25-19, 25-17). Moore had 12 kills in the loss to Clay Center and 11 in loss to Abilene. Brianna Yates had 17 assists against Abilene. Ottawa (11-7) plays 6:30 p.m. today against stateranked Baldwin.



Lyndon isn’t bad. Give our kids credit. They competed for the entire game and showed emotion after the loss. Both are nice to see.” West Franklin (1-2) plays 7 p.m. Friday at home against Herington.


OHS volleyball takes third By The Herald Staff


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LYNDON — The West Franklin High School offense turned in a good performance Friday in a 55-25 loss to stateranked Lyndon in Lyndon. Running back Josh Napper rushed for 220 yards with two touchdowns. He also returned a 90-yard kickoff for a touchdown. Emerson Reece threw a 28-yard touchdown pass to Matt Gray in the third quarter. Dylan Gates had an interception. “All-in-all West Franklin played pretty good,” West Franklin interim head coach Chris Mickelson said. “Defensively we just couldn’t stop their big plays and powerful offense. Offensively, we played well and compiled a good chunk of yards. “Putting 25 points on the board against




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Braves soccer falls to Waldorf By The Herald Staff

The Ottawa University men’s soccer team fell short to Waldorf College, 1-0, Saturday at Peoples Bank Field The Braves were aggressive in the first half, attacking the goal. Ottawa was

not able to capitalize on its opportunities and the game was played to a 0-0 tie in the first half. In the 81st minute, Waldorf’s Kwaku Amoah scored off of a pass from Jorge Arenas to give the Warriors the lead.

Ottawa led in shots 24-14 and had a 10-8 advantage in shots on goal. Braves keeper Drinnan Sante had five saves. The Braves (2-5-0) play 7:30 p.m. today at home against nationally-ranked Baker University.

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Solving Damian Dermite By Chris Francis

CHAPTER 6: The Problem Begins Recap: Alex is warned by the Principal that if he throws food at anyone again he will be suspended. At the end of the day, Alex finds Henry being picked on by the meanest bully in school, Damian Dermite. When Alex sees Daisy crying, he steps in and tries to save Henry. Again, Alex surprised himself. He had no idea where his courage was coming from. Just then, Damian stood up. He slowly turned around and glared over at Alex. He too was a very big boy. He wasn’t quite as tall as Henry, but he was tough looking and very mean. His hair was scruffy and it almost looked like he could grow a beard. He failed several years of school and there was a rumor that he was fifteen years old. As he walked over to Alex, Henry was able to get up and escape. Daisy rushed over to him to see if he was all right. “Or else what!?” barked Damian as he stopped right in front of Alex, looking down at him. The rest of the kids began to circle around Alex and Damian. Alex stood still, shaking in his shoes. He didn’t know what to do. He often found himself acting before thinking so this was not new to him. But standing face to face with the meanest bully in the school was not something he ever imagined would happen. It was a very uncomfortable moment. However, something very strange happened. As Alex looked up at Damian, he noticed he had a very unappetizing blob of green mucus protruding from his left nostril. Alex couldn’t help but smirk. “What are you grinning at?” asked Damian, staring straight into Alex’s eyes. Alex didn’t reply. He looked down at the ground, trying his best to hold in his laughter. Damian was not impressed. “I said, what are you grinning at?” grunted Damian. Alex wasn’t sure what to say. He had played this moment in his head before and actually had nightmares about confronting Damian. He knew that in normal circumstances, Alex would be shaking uncontrollably. But, he didn’t imagine the scariest bully in Timpleville would have issues with cleaning his own nose. “I’m talking to you,” said Damian. Alex continued to look down. He was worried that if he looked at Damian, he would start to laugh. Unfortunately, Alex began to think about it. A small smirk grew back on his face. “Did you hear me?” Seconds seemed like hours as the two stood there. Alex couldn’t hold it in any longer. He suddenly burst out in laughter. “You’ve got a little green monster coming out of your nose!” laughed Alex.

Damian was shocked. He quickly turned away and brushed it off with his sleeve. The other kids began to laugh as well. Damian grew furious. For some reason though, Alex wasn’t scared. The more the other kids laughed, the more confident Alex became. Before Damian could say another word, Alex reached into his school bag, opened up his lunch and grabbed one of his left over sticky, sloppy, slushy, soggy,

saucy slices of pepperoni pizzas. He lifted it up into the air and tossed it right into Damian Dermite’s face. “Kersplosh!” Just then, Principal Allthumbs arrived. Daisy had run to his office to tell him what had happened. As he walked through the crowd of

kids, a hush spread across the basketball court. The only sound to be heard was the footsteps of Principal Allthumbs, slowly approaching Alex, and the pizza victim, Damian Dermite. “What is going on here?” demanded Principal Allthumbs, looking sternly at the two boys. They both lowered their heads with a look of shame on their faces. “Damian,” he barked, “why do you have a pepperoni pizza on your face?” Damian looked up at Principal Allthumbs as bits of sauce and pepperoni fell to the ground. Damian thought for a moment and then grinned. “Well sir, I was minding my own business over here on the basketball court when Alex came over and tossed this pepperoni pizza in my face.” “Is that right? You threw pizza at this young man?” Principal Allthumbs asked Alex, placing his hands on his hips. Alex was speechless. He didn’t know what to say. He couldn’t believe what Damian had said, but it was true; Alex did shove the pizza in Damian’s face. “Yes sir, I threw pizza at him,” mumbled Alex. Alex was having just one big, bad, miserable, yucky day and to top it all off, he was suspended until Wednesday. On the bus ride home Alex felt horrible. He didn’t want to talk or look at anyone. “I can’t believe you threw pizza at Damian Dermite,” commented Bradley. “You might as well switch schools tomorrow.” “QUIET!” shouted the bus driver. Alex didn’t respond. He simply did not care. He felt he had already been in enough trouble to last him until he reached high school. At least in high school his brother would be able to protect him. Walking home down the lane, the fear of facing his parents began to grow. He was worried he would never be allowed to eat pepperoni pizza again. He was worried he would never be allowed to do anything again.

“Are you going to be alright Alex?” asked Jeffrey with a concerned look on his face. “No,” replied Alex shaking his head. As Alex walked into his house, he expected his parents to be waiting for him, ready to punish him for the horrible pizza incident that occurred that day. But they weren’t there. He could hear his mom vacuuming upstairs and his dad mustn’t be home yet. This was a perfect chance to avoid them altogether and go straight to bed. He snuck passed his mom, tippy-toed into his bedroom, and hid under his covers. He simply did not want the day to get any worse. After a couple of hours, Alex could hear his parents talking downstairs. He knew they were talking about him and he knew that at any second they were going to march upstairs and yell at him. He knew his dad was going to have a big disappointed look on his face, and his mom was going to ground him forever. He knew that his first day back at school had to be the most horrible day in the history of the entire world. He knew it. . . he just knew it. But. . . he was wrong. Instead, something incredibly peculiar happened.

To be continued.

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LEFT: Grace Graniewski, Wellsville, paints a design on the shoulder of Cara Coons, Wellsville, Saturday afternoon at Wellsville Days. The weekend festival featured vendors and live music along both sides of Main Street in Wellsville. BELOW: Children take a train ride up and down Main Street Saturday afternoon at Wellsville Days. Submitted photo

Lacey Coleman, Lawrence, and Courtney Schulz, Ottawa, pose in front of a sign for Hale’iwa, while on vacation visiting their mother, Barbara Fessenden, and stepfather, Chris Fessenden, who is in the U.S. Army and stationed on Ohau, Hawaii.Want your vacation or travel photo published? Just snap a quick picture of yourself with a copy of The Herald on your travels and email it, along with a brief description of your trip and the identities of those photographed, to


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Child’s mental illness scary Lowdown on wipe-down Dear Annie: Our 19-year-old daughter seems to have found a haven from adulthood in our home. She has resisted any effort to achieve anything outside her comfort level, and as a result, it’s not all that comfortable at home for anyone, including her. She sleeps throughout the day and spends the night burrowed in her room for hours, pursuing who knows what. She no longer has a computer (she’s broken two laptops in fits of anger) or access to ours after 10 p.m. She won’t get a driver’s license or make a meaningful effort to find work. She won’t accept advice. She doesn’t do drugs. She’s never out all night. I’m pretty sure she’s never so much as kissed a boy. Trying to get her up and out of the house to do anything has led to violent conflicts. The last time I had to call the cops to mediate. Threatening to throw her out of the house is pointless. Neither my wife nor I can send her onto the street. We’ve sought counseling, but our daughter won’t go. Needless to say, we love her. People might judge that we’ve simply spoiled her, and they might be right, but we always felt we were doing the best we could without coddling her or “helicopter parenting.” Regardless, we’re stuck now and could use some help. — Stuck in Neutral Dear Stuck: Your daughter’s lack of motivation is more than being “spoiled” or lazy. If efforts to get her up and moving become so violent that laptops are broken and the police


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need to be involved, please consider the possibility of mental illness. We know this is frightening, and we understand that your daughter is likely to refuse help, so please contact NAMI ( for information and referrals. Dear Annie: I am a retired, single senior citizen. Five years ago, I bought a lovely home in an area where I have no family or friends. I may have made a mistake. Since then, I have made no friends, only acquaintances. I’ve been to church and other gathering places, to no avail. Also, there are few activities here for people my age. I’ve given it my best shot, and I don’t see any improvements on the social scene. It is very lonely. I have family members who want me to move near them. I know I could be of assistance to one of my siblings who is in poor health. However, I am apprehensive about moving, because another sibling who lives there is very difficult to get along with and has caused trouble for me in the past. What is your advice? — Not Getting Any Younger Dear Not Getting: The best solution would be for you to move back and find

a better way to relate to the sibling who gives you grief. Would your sibling consider some short-term counseling sessions with you? Would your other siblings help mediate? Before you decide, visit a few times to see whether this can be resolved. The next best thing, of course, would be to find friends in your current area. We know you’ve tried. Invite one or two people for coffee. Volunteer somewhere or join a social organization that speaks to your interests. It doesn’t have to be limited to “senior” groups. Friends come in all ages. Dear Annie: Please suggest to “Don’t Know What To Do in Connecticut” to wear gloves if she doesn’t want to catch other people’s respiratory viruses. Then, if someone looks like they are going to hug you, stick out your hand to shake. I wear gloves everywhere to avoid germs. — Not Sick Dear Not: Dress gloves can also add a touch of class to every occasion. Dear Readers: Today is Family Day ( Studies show that children who eat dinner with their parents have a reduced risk of substance abuse. Please try to make meals a family event. 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 Third St., Hermosa Beach CA 90254.

Dear Readers: A lot of you responded to a sound off about bussers wiping tables and seats with the same cloth. Here is what just a few of you had to say: A Reader, via email, wrote: “Even if the busser cleans the tables in that order, the next table will be wiped off after the seats at the previous table. The only way around this is to have the busser change cloths after wiping down each table, and I really can’t see owners agreeing to that.” Jim in Ohio wrote: “I think I can shed some light on this subject. I have worked numerous jobs ... and we always wiped down the table and then the seats, but the cloth was soaked in a disinfectant solution. The washcloths were rinsed out and stored in a bucket that contained this disinfectant solution — it really isn’t as unsanitary as it may look.” Louise, via email, wrote: “I was a manager at a chain restaurant, and we were required to take two towels with us — one for the seats, and one for the tables. They were two different colors, so there would be no mistaking it. If customers brought it to a manger’s attention, everyone would be reminded of proper procedure.” This is one of the best ways I’ve heard or seen. Keep writing and letting me know how you feel. — Heloise Dear Heloise: I have a two-story house and was tired of dragging my vacuum up and down the



stairs. I bought a small, inexpensive vacuum at the store, and I leave it upstairs. It fits nicely in a small storage closet that I have up there. No more dragging the vacuum up and down. — Veronica in Mississippi Dear Heloise: I asked a waitress how she remembered whose drink was whose. She replied that she remembered people’s ties and necklines. I have a huge variety of coffee cups. When company comes over, I match a cup to the color of clothing a person is wearing so we don’t get them mixed up. — Joanne B., Salem, Ore. Dear Heloise: I don’t like that the blanket size today is the same for both the full and queen bed and is square. I solved the aggravation of centering it by folding the blanket in half and pinning a safety pin at the crease at the bottom. From this I can line up the pin to the middle of the headboard and have even overhangs. — Pauline S. in San Antonio Dear Heloise: My sister-in-law was bedridden, and my brother-inlaw had just retired and had lots to do around the house. Every time

he would go outside, she would call him. Sometimes he couldn’t hear her, so he couldn’t go out to the garage. We bought them a battery-powered doorbell and had him put the doorbell ringer on her headboard. One bell was in the back family room, and the other in the garage. When she needed him, she just pushed the doorbell ringer, and he could come running. It was such a blessing to both of them. — Marianne D. in Kansas This is a good hint for anyone who is a nurse to someone who’s sick at home. With cold and flu season coming up, I’d say it’s time to buy a cheap doorbell. — Heloise Dear Heloise: I love cleaning with vinegar, and I keep a spray bottle of one-third white vinegar and two-thirds water by my kitchen sink for cleaning raw vegetables. I even spray it on the outside of melons before slicing them. — Cathie in Amarillo, Texas

Cathie, vinegar is a good cleaner for many things. However, the Food and Drug Administration states that running water and a good rubbing are all that’s required for cleaning fruits and vegetables. Your spray will kill some bacteria, but be sure to rinse all items well before serving. Vegetables wilted? Place them in the refrigerator in a mixture of 1 quart of cold water and 1 tablespoon of white vinegar. — Heloise

Laughter is the purrfect medicine Some cats are cuddly. Some are aloof. And some are downright terrors. You can guess which kind of cat Donna Gephart has from her response to her doctor’s instructions to give her cat antibiotics — “I’d rather hand-feed piranhas.” Unfortunately, she doesn’t get the choice in “Laughter Is the Purrfect Medicine” from “Chicken Soup for the Soul: My Cat’s Life.”

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Donna knew her cat Jasmine wouldn’t stand for medicine, but she was hopeful anyway. “She’s small. I’m tall,” Donna told herself. “She weighs about 12 pounds. I weigh, um, slightly more than that.” She enlisted her husband Dan to help her, but things went south. Jasmine managed to scratch Dan so hard that he bled profusely, while some of the liquid fell into the carpet. “I was feeling confident now,” Donna writes. “Dan was feeling woozy from lack of blood.” The catastrophes

By AMY NEWARK Positively Pets

continued. One morning, Donna sprayed antibiotics all over Dan’s slacks before he left for work. Another day, they pinned Jasmine down, only to have her bat the eyedropper all the way across the room. “We signed her with the Phillies,” Donna writes. They chased her all over the house for two weeks until her prescription ran out. “We have a few scratches to show for the effort, but mostly a lot of laughs from our attempts,” Donna writes. “And laughter must be the best medicine, because despite our hilarious misses with the medicine dropper, Jasmine got a clean bill of health from the vet.” No thanks, of course, to the stubborn cat herself. Syndicated by Chicken Soup for the Soul Publishing, www.

Saturday’s Crossword Answers

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Scott Wasser

Midland Hospice Care Inc. 635 S. Main, Ottawa 785-242-0002

Mike Skidmore

Goppert State Service Bank

1250 E. Logan, Ottawa 785-242-6777

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Gary Jones

Blake Jorgensen

Ottawa Country Mart

Kansas State Bank

236 N. Main • 1314 S. Main 785-242-3600 • 242-1011

2138 S. Princeton Cir. Dr. Ottawa 785-242-4646

Your Chamber

Working For You! Margie Hinderliter Peoples Bank

434 S. Main, Ottawa 785-242-2900

Dr. Ken Frank

Frank Eye Center 1401 S. Main, Ottawa 785-242-4242

Wednesday, August 28, 2013. Chamber Member Breakfast, Congresswoman Lynn Jenkins talks about the budget.

Friday, September 13, 2013. New Member Coffee for Smoked Creations. Jeremy Clevenger, co-owner accepts congratulations from County Commissioner Roy Dunn.

Tuesday, September 17, 2013. Chamber After Hours at Orchard House Bed & Breakfast at Dunn’s Landing, Chris Lorman, Rick Dunn & Robin Dunn answer questions from the crowd.

Friday, September 20, 2013. Chamber Coffee at The Gun Guys, to celebrate their 1 year anniversary in their new location. Owner, Tim VanLeiden and his staff are shown.

Gerald Gambrill

Elizabeth Layton Center 204 E. 15th, Ottawa 785-242-3780

Dr. Ellen Sinclair

Ottawa Family Physicians Chtd.

1418 S. Main, Ste. 5, Ottawa 785-242-1620

Pam Harris

Ransom Memorial Hospital 1301 S. Main St., Ottawa 785-229-8200

Kathy Gretencord T-Mobile

1602 S. Main St., Ottawa 785-242-5400

Aaron Bien

Bienie’s Auto Body & Repair 126 N. Poplar St., Ottawa 785-242-4082

Nominations Now Being Accepted Do you know a salesperson or service provider at one of our local businesses that promotes Ottawa and makes you feel glad you stopped by that store? Nominate this person for the Quarterly Image Award with the Ottawa Area Chamber of Commerce. It’s one of ways we can say “Thank You” to the “front line people” who promote Ottawa every day. Nomination forms are available at the Ottawa Area Chamber of Commerce or on the homepage of our website h t t p : / / w w w. o t t a w a k a n s a s . o rg / . Nominations for this quarter’s award are due by October 1st.

Upcoming Events september 2013 CALENDAR Friday, 27

8 a.m. Chamber Coffee for United Way of Franklin County to kick’off their 2014 Campaign at Peoples Bank, 5th & Main. Meg Pearson, Director.

OCTOBER 2013 CALENDAR Tuesday, 1 9 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. Day on the Farm for Franklin County 3rd graders at Sylvester Ranch, 1906 Kingman Rd. 6 - 7:30 p.m. Social Marketing for Success at the Chamber Office, 109 E. 2nd St. There will be an overview of previous topics covered. Thursday, 3 5 p.m. After Hours at Loyd Builders, 2126 S. Elm St., to showcase their recent remodel. Josh Walker, owner. Friday, 4 4 - 8 p.m. Ladies Night Out in Downtown Ottawa. Start your evening at Crystal Plaza Theater, 209 S. Main to pick-up your game piece and bag. Must be 16 or older to participate. Monday, 7 11:45 a.m. - 1 p.m. Affordable Healthcare Act for Employers at Neosho County Community College Auditorium, 900 E. Logan. Cost is $10, RSVP by Monday, Sept. 30th. Space is limited. Wednesday, 9 11:45 a.m. - 1 p.m. Quarterly Image Award Luncheon at Prairie Star Catering/GreatLife Golf & Fitness, 1001 E Logan. Cost is TBA, RSVP by Wednesday, October 2nd. Thursday, 10 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. Fall Chamber Mixer with Regional Chambers of Commerce at Ottawa Municipal Airport, 2190 Montana Rd. Friday, 18 8 a.m. Chamber Coffee for the City of Ottawa’s Accessibility Advisory Board at City Hall Commission Room, 101 S. Hickory. Wednesday, 30 7:15 a.m. Chamber Member Breakfast sponsored by Prairie Star Catering, 1001 E. Logan. Let the Chamber help celebrate your business Anniversary, Promotions, New Locations, Remodels, etc. Call now to schedule your upcoming events.

Ladies Night Out FRIDAY, OCTOBER 4, 2013 4-8 p.m. Downtown Ottawa, KS Begin your evening at the Crystal Plaza

Theatre, 209 S. Main to pick up your Scavenger Hunt game card and complimentary tote bag to the first 450 participants! (While supplies last.) Front Porch Antiques Mall The Pampered Chef Front Row Sports Ottawa Paint Frames & Décor Norris Insurance Bad Bones Designs Keith King, State Farm Insur. Jamberry Nail Wraps Prairie Rose Scentsy Wickless Candles Cornerstone Bookstore Delilah’s Serenity The Sun Studio Mary Kay, Shirlene Taylor

Stan’s Cleaning Just the Right Touch Primitive Treasures Exclusive 3rd St. Spa Envy Nails Turner Flowers Keim Bakery The Polished Nail Main St. Antiques & Furniture The Gun Guys Sutton’s Jewelry Brown’s Shoe Fit Suspended Spheres Sears

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... A Great Place To Live, Work, Play And Retire.

The Chamber - Enhancing the personal and professional growth of our members.

Ottawa Area Chamber of Commerce “Lighting the way for our community” 109 E. Second, Ottawa, KS 66067 • 785-242-1000 •

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KEEPING CLASSIFIEDS Safe is an important part of our mission. While most listings are perfectly legitimate, you should always protect yourself. We believe classifieds are best done locally. The best way to ensure that youʼre getting what you want is to see it in person. Have fun using the classifieds and be sure to be safe, too!

Special Notices

GEORGE JONES Tribute. Doors open at 6 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 28. Ottawa Municipal Auditorium S. Hickory, Ottawa. Reserve $10 tickets (785) 248-6883, (785) 766-0077.


OTTAWA - CNA class starting on Tuesday, October 22nd, 2013—December 17th, 2013 meeting on Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 4:30pm-8:45pm in the Room 201 at the Ottawa campus Call 620/431-2820 ext 262 or 241 for information.

Help Wanted

ARE YOU a skilled flooring installer? Baumanʼs is looking for a flooring installer, who would like consistent work, fast paced environment, and has excellent attention to detail. Experience is preferred, but willing to train the right person. Inquire at: Baumanʼs Carpet and Furniture 805 N. Maple Garnett, KS 66032 West Franklin USD #287 is accepting applications for the following positions: Assistant Coach for Middle School Track – both boys & girls pay: $1,327. Assistant Coach for Girlsʼ Middle School Basketball pay: $1,475. For more information please contact Rick Smith at Applications available at the District Office, 510 E Franklin, Pomona, KS 66076 or phone 785-566-3396 EOE

AVOID BEING Taken! Before investigating classified ads on work at home opportunities, too good to be true or advance fee loans, call the Better Business Bureau; 1-816-421-7800. CDL-A TRUCK DriversHome Daily! 40¢/mile + $2,000 Sign On Bonus! Call! 1-866-907-2389. CENTRAL HEIGHTS School is now accepting applications for a full time nurse and part-time health aid. Contact Terrie Titus @ 785-869-1012.

Help Wanted

COF TRAINING Services, Inc., a non-profit organization providing services and support to disabled individuals, is seeking a full time IT/Financial Support Specialist in our Ottawa office. Education and experience should include a Bachelorʼs Degree in Business information Systems/Computer Science and/or Accounting with complimentary knowledge in both fields from a four year college/university. Applicants should have knowledge of accounting software, HR software and payroll systems. A good driving record is required. COF offers competitive wages and excellent benefits including medical, dental and life insurance, paid time off and KPERS. Apply at 1516 Davis Ave., Ottawa, KS 66067. Applications for this position accepted through September 27, 2013. Equal Opportunity Employer.

Help Wanted

West Franklin USD #287 is accepting applications for a Food Service Director/Administrative Assistant. This 12-month position offers KPERS retirement and a fully-paid, single health insurance policy. Pay to be determined according to experience and education. Application & job description are availa b l e a t, or they may be picked up at the District Office, 510 E Franklin, Pomona, KS 66076. Please contact (785)566-3396 for more information. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. EOE HOUSEKEEPER FOR Wyatt Earp Inn at Beto Junction. Located at Hwy 75 & I-35, Lebo, KS. Must be 18 years or older, and provide references. Apply in person or call 1-620-256-6351 or email

OTTAWA UNIVERSITY, Ottawa, KS: seeks qualified applicants for a temporary (40 hour/week) Custodian; with future possibility for full-time position with benefits. Housekeeping/custodial experience preferred. Position detail and a completed Application for Employment (required) are available at careers. Submit information online or by mail to: Pam Lunger, Facilities & Operations, Ottawa University, 1001 S. Cedar #26, Ottawa, KS 66067 or deliver to Maintenance Building (11th and Mulberry). EOE.

OTTAWA SANITATION. Apply in person only, no phone calls, 211 W. Wilson.

DRIVERS NEEDED for belt trailers in Ottawa. Must have CDL Class A, 2 years of OTR exp, and pass drug screen. Home Weekends, Sign on Bonus, HI, Pd Vac, Pd Holidays, 401K, Monthly Fuel Bonus, Sirius/XM, & Family Atmosphere. Join our Family 785-242-3070 and ask for Sarah.

Help Wanted

Sales Consultant For growing automotive dealership. Send resume to: or apply in person ready to work. Advantage Ford, 402 N. Main, Ottawa.

ECKAN IS seeking a part-time teacher aide/bus aide for the West Franklin Head Start program. Please see (job listings) for a printable application and job description. This position is open until filled. 785-242-7450, ext 7100 EOE/MFVD.

Help Wanted

QUICK LANE Tire & Auto in Ottawa is now hiring. Looking for qualified technicians. ASE certified preferred but not necessary. Great opportunity to start out in a brand new facility opening November 2013. See Mike @ Advantage Ford, 402 N Main, Ottawa or email resume to

Help Wanted

OTTAWA USD 290 is seeking qualified applicants for a full time Speech and Language Pathologist. Start date is negotiable.  Apply online only at DO YOU enjoy working with kids? Would you like assisting a teacher in helping students reach their educational goals? We may have just the job for you! West Franklin USD #287 is in need of substitute paraprofessionals to work in our schools. Pay is $10 an hour. Please call to request information or stop by for an application at the district office: District Office 510 E Franklin Pomona, Kansas 66076 Phone: (785)566-3396 Fax: (785)566-8325 EOE

Ottawa Retirement Plaza 1042 W. 15th, Ottawa, KS

CNA PT & PRN CMA PT & PRN Apply in Person.

Help Wanted

JOIN OUR TEAM! • Dietary Aide - part time • Cook - part time

Richmond Healthcare & Rehabilitation Center, LLC 340 South St., Richmond, KS Your Needs, Our Passions...Every Day! Help Wanted

Ottawa Retirement Village 1100 W. 15th, Ottawa, KS

*Night Nurses *CNA Evenings and Night Full & Part-Time Apply in Person.


WAREHOUSE/DISTRIBUTION! Anchor Staffing has come to Ottawa and is hiring for a HUGE seasonal project at the premier warehouse/distribution center in town! Starting pay of up to $10.50/h plus referral and retention bonuses! Evening and weekend positions. Apply at

Help Wanted

DUE TO recent growth, we have a new opportunity for: RN/LPN IV Certified required. Full-time, 6pm - 6am Shift differential and full-time benefits Dietary Cook/Aide Full and Part-time available CNA's Full-time, Part-time and weekends Evening 2pm - 10pm Weekend bonuses and shift differential Apply within 1615 Parker St. - Osawatomie 66064 EOE/M/F/V/D


Your Real Estate Auctioneers


Apply in person at:

LABORERS WANTED. Must be able to travel. Expenses paid $8-$9/hr. (785) 229-6565.

General Services

BABY SITTING in my home. 785/248-6052 Joy

225 S. Walnut, Suite 102C, Ottawa, 66067

beginning Thursday 9/26. Please bring two valid forms of I.D. Help Wanted

SCHUFF STEEL MIDWEST is currently hiring for

Maintenance Person, Welders, Production Helpers, and Painters. Apply online at

Schuff offers a comprehensive benefit package; medical, dental, vision insurance, 401-K, vacation pay, and paid holidaysʼ.

2001 North Davis, Ottawa, Kansas Drug Free Workplace, EOE/AA

BUDDY GRIFFIN Auctioneer And Real Estate Assoc. Century 21 Lantis & Associates

Ottawa, KS


A Full Service Auction Company ##GRIFFIN LOGO) Sat. Sept. 28 at 10 a.m., 1977 Corvette; Shibaura SD 2603 Tractor w/ EZee-On 2030 loader; 3 pt. equipment; Yan Mar YM 146 diesel 14 hp, 3 pt. Lawn Tractor; 1989 Itasca Sunflyer Motor Home; 1976 Coachman Cabet 28ʼ 5th Wheel camper; Boat & trailer; Trailer; Household; Lots of Misc. Kevin Jackson 4043 Hwy. 59, Ottawa (3 miles North of Ottawa on Old Hwy. 59) For full list and pictures: www.kansasauctions. net/griffin ##GRIFFIN LOGO) Sun. Sept. 29 at 10 a.m., Antiques; Collectibles; Antique Furniture; Crocks; Antique Glassware; Primitives; Household; Furniture; Lots & Lots of Misc. Don Waymire Estate Norma Waymire 535 W. 3rd, Ottawa For full list and pictures: www.kansasauctions. net/griffin



Lester Edgecomb Auctioneer/Real Estate Salesman Baldwin City, KS 785-594-3507 A. Hancock Realtors 913-369-2131

www.edgecombauctions. net/edgecomb www.edgecombauctions. com *****EDGECOMB LOGO

Sat. 9/28/13, 10 a.m. Appliances; Furniture; Coins; Glassware; HH; Very nice quality Collectibles; Autographed Sports Items; Tools & much misc. Norma Howard Living Trust & others; 1027 Grant, Ottawa, KS.

Equipment, Machinery WANT TO Buy an older model wheat drill in acceptable working condition. 612/845-6131

Farm Services

WANTED FARM Ground to rent or share crop. Competitive rates. Hutch Farms (913) 706-0236.

Business Property

MAID FOR a day, great references, (785) 248-4639.


FSBO 4 bdrm, 3 ba ranch, Ottawa newer subdivision. $199,500. Search KC Craigslist Ottawa or call 785-229-5474.

Help Wanted

Answer the call. Seasonal Drivers Needed! Do you love to be outside and have experience driving a commercial vehicle? If so, this is your chance to work in a dynamic environment and make extra cash. Kelly Services® is hiring temporary drivers for FedEx Ground®, a small-package ground delivery company serving business and residential customers across North America. You could be hired immediately if you meet these requirements: • 21 years or older • Strong customer service skills • Minimum of six months experience driving like-sized commercial vehicle with the last three years • One year commercial driving experience preferred though CDL not required. Apply in Person Monday-Friday 9am-3pm at

6700 SW Topeka Blvd Bldg #453 Forbes Field  Topeka, KS 66619  Send Resume to:

Or Call Delton 816-591-0750 for more information. An Equal Opportunity Employer

Help Wanted

To place an ad, call Toll Free: 1-800-467-8383 Fax: 785-242-9420

Mobile Homes to Rent

Legal Notices


(Published September 24, 2013) Due to long term non-payment of rent, the contents of storage #21 owned by Joshua Crawford, will be sold at auction for non-payment of rent since July - 20B. LA & S Mini Storage, 2638 Kingman Rd. Ottawa, KS 66067. All goods will be released for sale 10/4/2013 if the account is not paid for in full by noon 10/3/2013.

CLEAN 2BR Mobile home in quiet park in Ottawa. $440 rent, $440 deposit. No smoking. No pets. 785-242-9000. 1 BR, Nice $345, util. pd., premium Direct TV pd., lg. kit., W/D, A/C, phone, nicely furnished. No pets. (785) 242-0088. FIRST MONTH Free! One and two BR apartments, $395 $595/month.  (785) 418-6409, (785) 418-1078. MODERN 1 BR, 803 S Poplar, all appliances including washer and dryer, $465, (785)248-7312.


HIDDEN MEADOW Apartments 785-242-4456 Call for our Specials

1, 2 BR units with electric, some with W/D included. Income Restrictions Apply. EOH Small dog welcome Small 1 BR Apt., 845 S. Oak, across from college $425 p/mo + electric. (785) 248-1143.

Houses for Rent

1001 S. Main, 3 BR, 1 BA, CH/CA. New paint & carpet, 2 sty, no pets, $675 mo., $675 dep. (785) 242-6595. 2 BDRM, very clean, central heat and a/c, $600 mo., 785-418-5435. 2 BR, 1BA duplex upstairs. Quiet street. Near OU. $425/mo + deposit. Pets OK. 913-795-7502. Avail Oct. 1. 2 BR, Totally remodeled. New kitchen, new bath, new CA/CH. 750 Ash, $625/mo. Call after 4 p.m. (785) 241-0650. 636 S. Locust 3 BR, 2 BA attached garage, fenced yard, full bsmt, CH/CA, $775/mo, (785) 248-1711. DUPLEX IN Wellsville, 2 BR, 5x10 storage stove/fridge/washer & dryer hook ups. $650/mo + dep. (913) 710-8438. DUPLEXES - 2 BR, 2 BA, kitchen appliances, W/D hook-ups, 1 & 2 car garage, yards maintained, (785)594-2157. FR CO Landlords avail. properties for rent, (785)242-2828 or

Misc. Rentals


(office at 1601 S. Hickory, F-1)


Legal Notices (Published September 24, 2013) PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE REZONING REQUEST WELLSVILLE PLANNING COMMISSION The Wellsville Planning Commission will hold a public hearing regarding the rezoning of the following property from R-1 to C-2. The public hearing is scheduled for Wednesday, October 16, 2013 at 7:00 p.m. at the Wellsville City Hall, 411 Main St., Wellsville, KS. Applicant: Mark Abeln 11827 W. 112th, Suite 220 Overland Park, KS 66210 Property-Legal: Lot 67, Section 28, Township 15, Range 21E to the City of Wellsville, Franklin County, Kansas, according to the recorded plat thereof. Also known as 824 Chilton Avenue, Wellsville, Franklin County, Kansas. Under the authority vested in it, the Wellsville Planning commission in accordance with the provisions of K.S.A 12-757 et. Seq. Do hereby give notice to all residents and property owners. Request made by Mark Abeln. Chairman Jeanine Berrier Wellsville Planning Commission

Legal Notices (Published September 24, 2013) NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING Notice is hereby given as provided in K.S.A. 12-757(b) and Article 23, Section 23-5.02 of the County Zoning Regulations that the Franklin County Planning Commission will hold a public hearing Thursday, October 17, 2013, at 7:30 P.M, in the County Commissioners Meeting Room, Annex Building, 1418 South Main, Ottawa, Kansas to consider the revocation or modification of Special Use Permit Application #1208-1163 (Stewart) for the operation of a used vehicle and recreational vehicle repair and sales facility. Said property is located on the North side of Stafford Terrace, East of Utah Road and approximately 370 feet west of the city limits of the City of Wellsville, and commonly known as 4541 Stafford Terrace. A complete legal description of the real property, and conditions for the operation of the vehicles/recreational vehicle repair and sales facility, are available for public review in the Franklin County Planning and Building Department located at 1428 S. Main, Suite #5, Ottawa, Kansas. Any person concerned with these requests may attend the public hearing or submit written comments, for or against, to the Planning Commission. After this meeting the Franklin County Planning Commission will make its report and recommendations to the Board of County Commissioners of FranklinCounty, Kansas for their final consideration and decision. /s/Larry D. Walrod Franklin County Planning Director

Legal Notices (Published September 24, 2013) AT&T Mobility Services LLC is proposing to install a telecommunications tower at 4730 Thomas Road Wellsville, KS 66092 (38-43-25.352 N, -95-04-16.607 W). The height of the tower will be 85.3 meters above ground level (393.497 meters above mean sea level).  The tower is anticipated to have FAA style type E lighting. Interested persons may review the application for this project at by entering Antenna Structure Registration (Form 854) file no. A08591191 and may raise environmental concerns about the project under the National Environmental Policy Act rules of the Federal Communications Commission, 47 CFR §1.1307, by notifying the FCC of the specific reasons that the action may have a significant impact on the quality of the human environment. Requests for Environmental Review must be filed within 30 days of the date that notice of the project is published on the FCCʼs website and may only raise environmental concerns. The FCC strongly encourages interested parties to file Requests for Environmental Review online at, but they may be filed with a paper copy by mailing the Request to FCC Requests for Environmental Review, Attn: Ramon Williams, 445 12th Street SW, Washington, DC 20554.  A copy of the Request should be provided to AT&T Mobility Services LLC at 1120 20th Street, NW, Ste. 1000, Washington, DC 20036. In addition, comments regarding the proposed towerʼs potential impacts on local historic properties may be sent to Miles Walz-Salvador, Trileaf Corporation,, 10845 Olive Blvd., Ste. 260, St. Louis, MO 63141, 314-997-6111.

Legal Notices (First Published September 24, 2013) (Last Published October 8, 2013) IN THE DISTRICT COURT OF FRANKLIN COUNTY, KANSAS CIVIL COURT DEPARTMENT FLAGSTAR BANK, FSB, Plaintiff, vs. DEBBIELEE A. PAPPS, et al., Defendants. Case No. 13 C 119 Title to Real Estate Involved NOTICE OF SHERIFF`S SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that under and by virtue of an Order of Sale issued by the Clerk of the District Court of Franklin County, Kansas, in the case above numbered, wherein the parties above named were respectively plaintiff and Defendants, and to me, the undersigned Sheriff of Franklin County, Kansas, directed, I will offer for sale at public auction and sell to the highest bidder for cash in hand on the west Courthouse lawn of Franklin County Courthouse, 315 South Main St., Ottawa, Kansas 66067 on October 16, 2013, at 10:00 AM of said day, the following described real estate situated in the County of Franklin, State of Kansas, to-wit: LOTS 26, 28 AND 30, BLOCK 105 IN THE CITY OF OTTAWA, FRANKLIN COUNTY, KANSAS, ACCORDING TO THE RECORDED PLAT THEREOF ("Property") said real property is levied upon as the property of Defendants Timothy L. Papps and Debbielee A. Papps and all other alleged owners and will be sold without appraisal to satisfy said Order of Sale. FRANKLIN COUNTY SHERIFF Submitted by: MARTIN, LEIGH, LAWS & FRITZLEN, P.C. Beverly M. Weber       KS #20570 Dustin J. Stiles            KS #25152 ATTORNEY FOR PLAINTIFF MARTIN, LEIGH, LAWS & FRITZLEN, P.C. IS ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT AND ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. (Papps, 6009.003)

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(Published September 24, 2013) WELLSVILLE PLANNING COMMISSION PUBLIC HEARING FOR ZONING REGULATION TEXT AMENDMENT The Wellsville Planning Commission will hold a public hearing on Wednesday, October 16, 2013 at 7:00 p.m. at the Wellsville City Hall, 411 Main Street, regarding a text amendment to the Zoning Regulations that will modify the membership requirements for the Planning Commission. Chairman Jeanine Berrier Wellsville Planning Commission Secretary Janet Sessions

(First Published September 10, 2013) (Last Published September 24, 2013) IN THE DISTRICT COURT OF FRANKLIN COUNTY, KANSAS JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION PLAINTIFF -vsNo. 13C75 Div. No. K.S.A. 60 Mortgage Foreclosure RYAN WHALEN, et. al.; DEFENDANTS NOTICE OF SHERIFF'S SALE Under and by virtue of an Order of Sale issued by the Clerk of the District Court in and for the said County of Franklin, in a certain cause in said Court Numbered 13C75, wherein the parties above named were respectively plaintiff and defendant, and to me, the undersigned Sheriff of said County, directed, I will offer for sale at public auction and sell to the highest bidder for cash in hand at the west steps of Old Court Building in the City of Ottawa in said County, on October 3, 2013, at 10:00 a.m., of said day the following described real estate located in the County of Franklin, State of Kansas, to wit: THE NORTH 75 FEET OF THE SOUTH 100 FEET OF LOT 5, IN BLOCK 4, FITT'S PLACE, AN ADDITION TO THE CITY OF OTTAWA, FRANKLIN COUNTY, KANSAS, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF  Commonly known as 1131 N. Sycamore St, Ottawa, Kansas 66067 This is an attempt to collect a debt and any information obtained will be used for that purpose. Jeff Richards SHERIFF OF FRANKLIN COUNTY, KANSAS SHAPIRO & MOCK, LLC Attorneys for Plaintiff 4220 Shawnee Mission Parkway - Suite 418B Fairway, KS 66205 (913)831-3000 Fax No. (913)831-3320 Our File No. 12-005610/jm

(First Published September 17, 2013) (Last Published October 1, 2013) Jeffery A. Sutton        #14186 Sutton Law Firm, L.L.C. 15510 State Avenue, Suite 10 Basehor, Kansas  66007 (913)724-3003 (913)724-3005 – Fax Attorney for Plaintiff IN THE DISTRICT COURT OF JOHNSON COUNTY, KANSAS CIVIL DEPARTMENT FIRST STATE BANK & TRUST,                 Plaintiff,                      v.                                                                                 ELAINE M. COOK, JOHN E. COOK, etal,            Defendants.    Case No.   2012 CV08720 Division No. NOTICE OF SHERIFFʼS SALE TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN: NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order of Sale issued and directed out of the District Court of Leavenworth County, Kansas, pursuant to a judgment entered in the above-captioned case on August 7th, 21st and September 11th, 2013, I will, on the 10th day of October, 2013, at 10:00 A.M. on said date, offer for sale and sell at public auction to the highest bidder for cash in hand, at the Franklin County Courthouse, 315 South Main, Ottawa, Kansas, 66067, the following described real estate lying and situated in Franklin County, Kansas, to wit:  a)      Lots 2, 4, 6 and 8, in Block 3, University Addition to the City of Ottawa, Franklin County, Kansas, according to the recorded plat, thereof, (“Parcel 1”); and b)      Lot 35, in County Clerkʼs subdivision No. 1, in the City of Ottawa, Franklin County, Kansas, according to the recorded plat, thereof, (“Parcel 3”).             Said property will be sold to satisfy the judgment of Plaintiff, FIRST STATE BANK & TRUST, in which it was decreed that the Plaintiffʼs judgment is a first lien upon said real estate for those sums found in said judgment to be due and owing to Plaintiff, together with the cost of this action.  This is an attempt to collect a debt and any information obtained will be used for that purpose. SHERIFF OF FRANKLIN COUNTY, KANSAS SUTTON LAW OFFICE, L.L.C. Jeffery A. Sutton        #14186 1106 No. 155th Street Basehor, Kansas 66007 (913) 724-3003 (913) 724-3005 – Fax Attorney for Plaintiff

Legal Notices (First Published September 10, 2013) (Last Published September 24, 2013) IN THE DISTRICT COURT OF FRANKLIN COUNTY, KANSAS JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION PLAINTIFF -vsNo. 13CV25 Div. No. K.S.A. 60 Mortgage Foreclosure MARY TALLEY, et. al.; DEFENDANTS NOTICE OF SHERIFF'S SALE Under and by virtue of an Order of Sale issued by the Clerk of the District Court in and for the said County of Franklin, in a certain cause in said Court Numbered 13CV25, wherein the parties above named were respectively plaintiff and defendant, and to me, the undersigned Sheriff of said County, directed, I will offer for sale at public auction and sell to the highest bidder for cash in hand at the West Steps of Old Court Building in the City of Ottawa in said County, on October 3, 2013, at 10:00 a.m., of said day the following described real estate located in the County of Franklin, State of Kansas, to wit: LOTS 12, 14 AND 16, IN BLOCK 126, IN THE CITY OF OTTAWA, FRANKLIN COUNTY, KANSAS, ACCORDING TO THE RECORDED PLAT THEREOF Commonly known as 614 S. Oak Street, Ottawa, Kansas 66067 This is an attempt to collect a debt and any information obtained will be used for that purpose. Jeff Richards SHERIFF OF FRANKLIN COUNTY, KANSAS SHAPIRO & MOCK, LLC Attorneys for Plaintiff 4220 Shawnee Mission Parkway - Suite 418B Fairway, KS 66205 (913)831-3000 Fax No. (913)831-3320 Our File No. 13-005791/jm

Legal Notices (First Published September 17, 2013) (Last Published October 1, 2013) IN THE DISTRICT COURT OF FRANKLIN COUNTY, KANSAS Wells Fargo Bank, NA Plaintiff,                      vs. Aubry D. Madison aka Aubry Barclay aka Aubry Madison , et al., Defendants. Case No. 13CV103 K.S.A. 60 Mortgage Foreclosure (Title to Real Estate Involved)  NOTICE OF SHERIFF'S SALE Under and by virtue of an Order of Sale issued by the Clerk of the District Court in and for the said County of Franklin, State of Kansas, in a certain cause in said Court Numbered 13CV103, wherein the parties above named were respectively plaintiff and defendant, and to me, the undersigned Sheriff of said County, directed, I will offer for sale at public auction and sell to the highest bidder for cash in hand at 10:00 AM, on 10/10/2013, at the front door of Franklin County Courthouse, the following described real estate located in the County of Franklin, State of Kansas, to wit: THE SOUTH 1/2 OF LOT 23, AND ALL OF LOT 25, AND THE NORTH 7.40 FEET OF LOT 27, BLOCK 1, HAMBLIN`S COLLEGE ADDITION TO THE CITY OF OTTAWA, FRANKLIN COUNTY, KANSAS, ACCORDING TO THE RECORDED PLAT THEREOF. A.P.N.: OTC2502 SHERIFF OF FRANKLIN COUNTY, KANSAS Respectfully Submitted, By: Shawn Scharenborg, KS # 24542 Sara Knittel, KS # 23624 Kelli N. Breer, KS # 17851 Kozeny & McCubbin, L.C. (St. Louis Office) 12400 Olive Blvd., Suite 555 St. Louis, MO 63141 Phone: (314) 991-0255 Fax: (314) 567-8006 Email: Attorney for Plaintiff

Legal Notices (First Published September10, 2013) (Last Published September 24, 2013) IN THE DISTRICT COURT OF FRANKLIN COUNTY, KANSAS JPMorgan Chase Bank, National Association sbm to Chase Home Finance, LLC, Plaintiff, Case No. 13C104 vs. Div. No.   K.S.A. 60 Mortgage Foreclosure Dorothy Marie Ubelaker aka Dorothy M, Ublaker, John Doe, unknown spouse                            Defendants.  NOTICE OF SALE Under and by virtue of an Order of Sale issued by the Clerk of the District Court of FRANKLIN County, Kansas, to me the undersigned Sheriff of FRANKLIN County, Kansas, I will offer for sale at public auction and sell to the highest bidder for cash in hand at the West Steps of the FRANKLIN County Courthouse at Ottawa, Kansas, at 10:00AM on October 3, 2013, the following real estate: LOTS 1, 3, AND 5 IN BLOCK 12, IN THE CITY OF OTTAWA, FRANKLIN COUNTY, KANSAS. (PARCEL NO. OTC 0056) (LINCOLN PARK HOMES MANUFACTURED HOME) (VIN # LPP-13629A/B) (MODEL NO. UV242) WHICH IS AFFIXED AND ATTACHED TO THE LAND, AND IS PART OF THE REAL PROPERTY.           commonly described as 604 E. Logan St., Ottawa, KS  66607 to satisfy the judgment in the above-entitled case.  The sale is to be made without appraisement and subject to the redemption period as provided by law, and further subject to the approval of the Court. If the sale is set aside for any reason, the Purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only to a return of the deposit paid.  The Purchaser shall have no further recourse against the Mortgager, the Mortgagee or the Mortgageeʼs attorney. Jeff Richards Sheriff of FRANKLIN County, Kansas PREPARED AND SUBMITTED BY: SINGER TARPLEY & JONES, P.A. Linda S. Tarpley #22357 Kenneth C. Jones #10907 10484 Marty Overland Park, KS  66212 Phone:             (913) 648-6333 Fax:                 (913) 642-8742 ATTORNEY FOR PLAINTIFF

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Construction crews begin to demolish the Tauy Creek Bridge on Old U.S. 59 Sept. 9 directly north of the Franklin-Douglas county line. Crews from King Construction, which is the primary contractor on the project, plan to replace the concrete bridge structure with a haunch slab structure, the Kansas Department of Transportation said.

Construction crews remove the remaining pieces of the Tauy Creek Bridge on Old U.S. 59 Sept. 11 directly north of the Franklin-Douglas county line. Call and let us WORK for you. 785-242-4700. Legal Notices (First Published September 24, 2013) (Last Published October 8, 2013) IN THE DISTRICT COURT OF FRANKLIN COUNTY, KANSAS CIVIL COURT DEPARTMENT BAYVIEW LOAN SERVICING, LLC, A DELAWARE LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY, Plaintiff, vs. KATHI FINNEY , et al., Defendants. Case No. 13 C 79 Title to Real Estate Involved NOTICE OF SHERIFF`S SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that under and by virtue of an Order of Sale issued by the Clerk of the District Court of Franklin County, Kansas, in the case above numbered, wherein the parties above named were respectively plaintiff and Defendants, and to me, the undersigned Sheriff of Franklin County, Kansas, directed, I will offer for sale at public auction and sell to the highest bidder for cash in hand on the west Courthouse lawn of Franklin County Courthouse, 315 South Main St., Ottawa, Kansas 66067 on October 17, 2013, at 10:00 AM of said day, the following described real estate situated in the County of Franklin, State of Kansas, to-wit: LOTS 96, 98, 100, 102, 104, 106 AND 108 ON WEST "C" STREET, IN THE TOWN OF POMONA, FRANKLIN COUNTY, KANSAS, ACCORDING TO THE RECORDED PLAT THEREOF ("Property") said real property is levied upon as the property of Defendants Robert Finney and Kathi Finney and all other alleged owners and will be sold without appraisal to satisfy said Order of Sale. /s/FRANKLIN COUNTY SHERIFF Submitted by: MARTIN, LEIGH, LAWS & FRITZLEN, P.C. /s/Beverly M. Weber       KS #20570 Dustin J. Stiles            KS #25152 ATTORNEY FOR PLAINTIFF MARTIN, LEIGH, LAWS & FRITZLEN, P.C. IS ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT AND ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. (Finney, 4331.193)  

Crews from King Construction, the primary contractor on the Tauy Creek Bridge project, organize materials late last week to replace the concrete bridge structure with a haunch slab structure, the Kansas Department of Transportation said. The bridge replacement project is expected to cost $640,000. The scheduled completion date for the entire resurfacing project along Old U.S. 59 is set for early spring 2014, weather permitting, KDOT said.




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