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DROUGHT HITTING CATTLE
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Sprinklers on barriers between pens at Southeast Kansas Stockyard, Gas, are used to cool cattle from daybreak until dusk. Triple-digit temperatures make handling cattle a tedious proposition.
Herds could be sold early By BOB JOHNSON firstname.lastname@example.org
Many Allen County farmers took advantage of last year’s drought to dredge ponds to ensure — they thought — if another drought struck they wouldn’t be caught short of stock water. Now, just a year later and in the midst of an even more severe drought, the fear that ponds will dry up is a very real concern. “That’s the big problem for cattle,” said John Adams, coowner of Southeast Kansas Stockyard at Gas. “Pond wa-
Gov. Sam Brownback’s visit to Iola on Wednesday as part of a drought tour spurred Iola officials to discuss a three-step plan they have in case things worsen. “Our people are taking a proactive approach to the situation by monitoring things closely,” said Bill Shirley, mayor. In a given week under normal circumstances, the city water supply never drops below 90 percent, said Toby Ross, Iola water
superintendent. However, with multiple consecutive days of 100-degree temperatures and little cloud cover to provide relief, Iolans might have to deal with a harsher reality when it comes to water consumption. Initially, relatively mild conditions can trigger a move to the water plan. With John Redmond reservoir near Burlington being drained to help keep water flow on the Neosho River going, the first criteria might not be far off.
Emergency haying and grazing of Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) acreage has been authorized in 91 Kansas counties, including Allen, Woodson, Anderson and Bourbon, effective from Monday of this week. The U.S. drought monitor map was used to make the decision. Emergency haying will be permitted through Aug. 15, provided at least 50 percent of each field or contiguous
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In stage one of the plan, a drop to 75 percent of total water storage in the reservoir level can be a trigger. Another is what local storage is and what the demand is. If the city exceeds 75 percent or 1.6 million gallons of water per day for five consecutive days, then the plan goes into effect. What this means for city workers is an increase in quick response actions. The public works department is tasked with repairSee PLAN | Page A5
Gunman kills 12 at movie screening By RONG-GONG LIN II Los Angeles Times
A lone 24-year-old masked gunman entered a Colorado movie theater playing the new Batman movie and opened fire early Friday, killing at least 12 people and wounding 50, according to police and local media. The suspect, a white male, was found in the parking lot and did not resist arrest, CNN said. Witnesses described a chaotic scene, telling television reporters that they were overcome by noxious gas unleashed by the suspect just before he started shooting, and that they had to decide between staying on the ground, helping wounded victims or running away before the gunman was able to reload his weapon. Survivors said they were forced to run past bodies in the aisles and theater. The gunman was armed with a rifle, a shotgun and two handguns, police said. Cellphone videos show panicked moviegoers running _ some screaming _ and others with blood visible. The death toll was revised downward from an earlier fig-
ter’s drying up and, probably at the most, we’re two weeks away from a lot of cattle — whole herds — being sold off.” The drought and heat also have burned pasture grass to a crisp. “I just got back from feeding three big bales,” Kent Thompson said Thursday evening. “I’ve fed hay in August before but this is the first time I’ve ever fed in July.” Some farmers have been feeding hay in increasing amounts since early summer.
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King talks on KPERS By EMERSON LYNN firstname.lastname@example.org
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Iola City Council members will hear Monday from an auditor who identified a “material weakness” and other “significant deficiencies” with the city’s 2011 budget. Scot Loyd of the McPhersonbased accounting firm of Swindoll, Janzen, Hawk & Loyd, LLC accounting firm will speak with council members about the 2011 audit which was handed to city officials this week. In a report accompanying the official statement, Loyd said the “material weakness” deals with reconciling bills sent out from Iola’s ambulance department in 2009 and 2010. When Iola started up its own ambulance service in December 2008, all billing and collections were handled by the ambulance department. However, when the billing responsibilities were shifted to the city clerk’s office in January 2011, city clerk personnel had difficulty reconciling outstanding ambulance bills. Until recently, city clerk personnel “had no access” to the 2009 and 2010 billing records. Loyd recommended city clerk employees go back over the 2009 and 2010 ambulance billing records to reconcile as many bills as possible, even though the statute of limitations on some uncollected bills likely has passed in many cases. “It would be extremely beneficial to get these old ambulance billing accounts receivable all
State Sen. Jeff King started a talk on the reform of the state employee pension system by giving thanks for the state of Illinois. “If it were not for Illinois,” he said, “the Kansas Public Employees Retirement System (KPERS) would be the most underfunded in the country.” Sen. King went on to tell Iola Rotarians Thursday that the reforms adopted by the 2012 Session of the Legislature will bring the current $8.3 billion long-term deficit in the program to zero over 20 or more years while providing assured pensions for retired teachers and other public employees. Sen. King was elected to the Senate in 2010 after serving two terms in the House. He identified the grossly underfunded pension system as one of the major problems facing lawmakers and volunteered to serve on a study committee to propose a solution. The study commission he headed proposed a complex set of reforms which became law. Its provisions will be phased in over the next five years. The new law provides for: • Increased employer (state and local governmental units) contributions. • Increases in curent member contributions or decreased benefits, as workers choose. • Creation of a new tier 3 cash balance retirment plan for new hires, beginning in 2015. • Contributions into the KPERS fund money from state gaming revenues to reduce the unfunded liability. • Contributions into the fund from revenues received from the See KING | Page A2
‘Dark Knight Rises’ well worth the wait By ALLISON TINN firstname.lastname@example.org
Seven years have come to an end — the final installment of the Christopher Nolan’s Dark Knight trilogy, “The Dark Knight Rises,” was released Friday. For many the release was bittersweet. It has been four years since the last movie “The Dark Knight,” so Bat-goers were ready for the new movie but didn’t want to see Gotham’s hero hang up his cape for good. If you went to see the fourth “Mission Impossible” movie last year then you saw the first six minutes of the Batman movie. The first six minutes gives the impression the entire movie will be non-stop action, but fortunately — or unfortunately, depending on your thirst for stunts and fights — a deeper story lies behind the action.
Long lulls during the middle of the movie provide necessary plot development. THE MOVIE picks up eight years after “The Dark Knight” leaves off. Batman no longer exists and Bruce Wayne becomes a recluse. Harvey Dent is painted as a martyr and a hero — and in the eyes of the Gotham citiSee BATMAN | Page A5
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ure of 14 dead given by police in Aurora, a suburb east of Denver. Crowds of worried family members and friends were gathering at Denver-area hospitals, hoping to hear about their loved ones. According to images broadcast by local television, some held their heads down, and rocked back and forth as they sat on the sidewalk, as the sun rose. The shooting came minutes after the 12:05 a.m. premiere showVol. 114, No. 186
ing of the widely anticipated premiere of “The Dark Knight Rises.” Eyewitnesses said the gunman entered the movie theater through the emergency exit door near the front of the screen in theater No. 9 at the Century 16 in Aurora. A witness, who declined to be identified, told the Los Angeles Times that the gunman then “threw a canister across the theater,” unleashing gas, “then started shooting.”
Water rate discussions bubbled to the surface again Thursday as Iola City Council members continued looking at the city’s 2013 budget. At issue for the Council is whether water rates should escalate again in order to further replenish reserves, and potentially transfer up to $200,000 into the city’s general fund. Such a concept was proposed by City Administrator Carl Slaugh at Thursday’s budget workshop. Over the past several years, the water fund had been hemorrhaging money, and required transfers from other utility reserves in order to stay out of the
red. Council members approved in September an 18-percent water rate hike — the first rate increase since 2005. Slaugh said another rate adjustment is necessary because while the fund is no longer losing money, it has not grown enough to fund further repairs and upgrades to the water line system. Further, Slaugh said the water fund should be on equal footing, responsibility-wise, for the city’s general fund. The city supplements its general fund with utility reserves — such as natural gas, electricity and ideally, water — in order to keep property taxes lower than See RATES | Page A5
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Court report DISTRICT COURT Judge Daniel Creitz Civil cases filed:
Margaret Rensing v. Daniel W. Rensing, divorce. Deana J. Jones v. Jon R. Jones, divorce. Dimity E. Lowell v. John J. Lowell, divorce.
Convicted of speeding or other violations with fines assessed
Gladys Peters, Washington, D.C., 82/65, $185. Chandra Allen, Emporia, 75/65, $143. Lucas Andrew, Bartlesville, Okla., 75/65, $143. Kyla Cody, Overland Park, 80/65, $173. Brian Sams, Plano, Texas, 81/65, $179. Michelle Lynn Sims, Grandview, Mo., 78/65, $161. Marlin Schroeder, Wichita, 65/55, $143. Joseph J. Dossett, Sperry, Okla., driving on left in no-passing zone, $173. Amanda Duck, Pell City, Ala., 81/55, $257. Donico Chilton, Sapulpa, Okla., 82/65, $185. Norma Roberts, Humboldt, 69/45 $239. Edgar Bassett, Chetopa, Improper fuel permit and over weight limits on wheels and axles, $380. William Hardwick, Iola, 60/35, $248. Damon Matlock, Gardener, 75/65, $143. Paul Person, Kansas City, Mo., 79/65, $167. Merry Barley, Edna, improper fuel permit, $235. Allen Modlin, Wichita, 75/65, $143. Heather Bauer, Yates Center, 65/55, $168. Sarah Alumbaugh, Moran, 75/65, $143. Dustin Jones, Iola, child passenger without proper seat restraint, $158. Rhonda Jackson, Iola, driving while intoxicated, $1,133, sentenced to 90 days
in jail, all but 48 hours suspended for 12 months probation. Joshua J. Hart, Humboldt, driving while intoxicated (first and second offenses), $2,541, ordered to serve 48 hours in jail, 120 hours of house arrest, balance of six-month jail sentence suspended for 12 months probation. Michael E. Setterstrom, Chanute, driving while license suspended, $298. Russell Owens, Iola, habitual violator, $148. Curtis L. Ellis, Chanute, 61/45, $143. Sara Wood, Chanute, giving false statement regarding accident and failure to observe common sense driving conditions, $368. Tristan A. Dickerson, Bronson, driving on suspended license, license suspended 90 days, $198. Rebecca A. Sander, Elsmore, failure to yield at a stop sign, $173. Benjamin Patterson, Iola, failure to yield at a stop sign, $173. Chad E. Ranes, Iola, interfering with judicial process, $620, sentenced to six months in jail, suspended for six months probation. Deborah K. Neufeldt, Iola, domestic battery, $385, sentenced to six months in jail, suspended for 12 months probation. Reece Criger, Humboldt, possessing alcohol as a minor, $420, sentenced to 30 days in jail, suspended for six months probation, driver’s license suspended for 30 days. Audrey R. Gilligan, Chanute, 61/45, $179. MAGISTRATE COURT Judge Thomas Saxton
Convicted of no seat belt and fined $10:
Jordan M. Hazen, Fort Scott. Bradley Fraker, Iola. Samuel George, Uniontown. Robert W. Knavel, LaHarpe. Zachary T. Sirota, Iola. Abby L. Eisenbart, Iola. Lawrence Hill, Iola. Lois Hill, Iola. Jacob D. Maley, Moran. Justin R. Wools, Gas. Joseph M. Leftwich, Iola. Courtney A. Crowell, Humboldt. Trustin Hays, Iola. Diversion agreements:
Cynthia Hoedel, Westwood, 83/65, $216. Ketturah Rhynerson, Blue Mound, tailgating, $198. Tyler Powelson, Iola, 78/65, $340. Thomas Buttler, Glenpool, Okla., 83/65, $216. Failed to appear:
Walter D. Stagner, Holcomb, failure to yield. Robert C. McDown, LaHarpe, no seat belt, littering from vehicle. Criminal cases filed:
Tyler A. Gean, Humboldt, domestic battery. Robert J. Magee, Seminary, manufacturing methamphetamine, possession of methamphetamine, possession of drug paraphernalia. Corey E. Walls, Iola, disorderly conduct. Doyle R. Smith Jr., Seminary, manufacturing methamphetamine, possession of methamphetamine, possession of drug paraphernalia. Brian D. Brooks, Thayer, violated protection from abuse order. Gerri L. Walker, Iola, theft with more than two convictions. Cherie J. Runger, LaHarpe, two counts of burglary, theft, interfering with a law enforcement officer. She-
lie M. Love, LaHarpe, two counts of burglary, theft, interfering with a law enforcement officer. William E. Marlin, Walnut, writing worthless check. Cornell A. Owens, Iola, criminal possession of a firearm, interfering with a law enforcement officer, possession of methamphetamine, possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia. Juvenile dispositions:
Melanie L. Herder, Humboldt, entered diversion agreement for theft, fined $50. Nicholas M. Lehman, Iola, convicted of attempted theft, fined $56. Civil filed:
D&D Propane Inc., et al v. Douglas Mittleider, et al. Allen County Hospital Emergency Physicians v. Michelle L. Henson. Allen County Hospital v. Michelle L. Henson. Palisades Collection LLC v. Kenneth L. Bryan. Small claims filed:
Sigg Financial Services LLC v. Robert Lane et al. IOLA MUNICIPAL COURT Judge Thomas Saxton Convicted of violations with fines assessed:
Bryan K. Perkins, Iola, disorderly conduct, 90 days in jail suspended for six months probation, $200. Diversion agreements:
Tyler F. Wilson, battery, $180.
Convicted of no seat belt and fined $10:
Sabrina M. Nemmers, Arma. Lisa R. Sears, Garnett, Rebecca L. Snyder, Iola. Charlene K. Ward, LaHarpe.
Obituaries Joy Klimek
Joy L. Klimek, 50, Gardner, passed away on Wednesday, July 18, 2012, at the Barnes Jewish Hospital, St. Louis, Mo. She was born Dec. 1, 1961, in Iola, the daughter of Lawrence “Blackie” and Doris L. (Burt) Klimek. She attended Marmaton Valley schools in Moran and Allen County Community College in Iola. Joy worked for an insurance com- Joy Klimek pany for 10 years in Fort Scott and as a janitor and teacher’s aide at Marmaton Valley High School in Moran for several years. She moved to Gardner to work for the Johnson County Sheriff Civil Division for the last 12 years. She was an avid fan of NASCAR, the Royals and the Chiefs. Joy loved visiting with her family and friends, which was very important to her. Joy touched many people’s lives with her sincere kindness and caring. Joy was preceded in death by her parents; and sister, Judy Thompson, in 2011. She is survived by two sisters, Janice Booth and husband Darrel, Gardner, and Janet Adams, Fort Scott; and several nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Monday at Feuerborn Family Funeral Service Chapel, Moran. Burial will follow in Moran Cemetery. The family will greet friends from 4 to 6 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the Joy Klimek Memorial Fund and left in care of the funeral home.
Jerry Wayne Shears, 63, Mindenmines, Mo., passed away Wednesday July, 11, 2012, at his home. Jerry was born Oct. 3, 1948, in Iola to Robert and Patsy Burris Shears. He was a self-employed construction worker, specializing in drywall and painting. Jerry is preceded in death by his parents; brothers, James Leon Shears and Robert Lyle Shears. He is survived by sons George Shears, Mulberry, and Pete Hall, Fort Scott; daughters Tracy Depoe, Winfield, and Julila Shears, Great Bend; brothers, Michael Dean Shears, Clay Center, and Bryan Kelly Shears, St. Paul; sisters, Kay “Eva” Carnahan, Lawrence, Rebecca May Shears, Iola, and Cheryl Sue Riebel, LaHarpe. A memorial service for family and friends is planned for 1 p.m. Sunday at Neosho Falls Park.
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will,” Adams postulated. “But they don’t want to haul water.” “That’s for sure,” chimed in Thompson. “I talked to a couple of farmers who said they were thinking about selling their herds — cows and calves,” Adams added. “There will be more talking about it if we don’t get some good rains soon.” The “pop-up shower,” as he called Wednesday’s rain that produced a smidgen in Iola and up to an inch and a half in some isolated parts of the county, “helps a little,” if nothing more than to soothe frayed nerves, Adams said, but allowed searing days forecast for the next week would quickly erase memories of the shower.
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corn by harvest,” which will make fattening steers sent to feedlots more expensive. That has caused prices to decline for yearlings coming off grass, earlier than usual because of singed pastures. That’s a double whammy since weights also are off by 25 to 50 pounds at 750, or less. “The market is off $20 to $25 (a hundredweight) for steers due to high grain prices” that are predicted to climb even higher, Adams said. Last year’s drought also took a bite out of national beef numbers, which left the United States with the fewest cattle on hoof this year since 1974, Adams said. “We thought we’d see higher prices this summer
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sale of state real estate. The increases in employer contributions — which are now at 4 percent of wages — would begin in the year 2014 and increase each year until they reach the actuarily required rate. Estimates are that these increases will mean more than $500 million over the next 10 years, bringing the total income from this source to about $10 billion over the next 10 years. Increases in worker contributions for those hired before 2009 would be from 4 percent of wages to 5 percent in 2014 and 6 percent in 2015 and thereafter — except that these workers would have a choice between leaving their contribution rate at 4 percent and accepting a 20 percent lower pension upon retirement. Beginning in 2015, new public employees will have
because of the (lower) numbers,” but the widespread failure of the corn crop turned that prediction on its ear, he said. For example, a few weeks ago August futures for feeder steers was $1.65 a pound; Thursday it was $1.39. A third consideration for farmers is that there wasn’t a great amount of hay carried over. Rain shut off in mid-May and the hay harvest came several weeks early when the drought started to turn meadows to tender. To offset the short hay crop, many farmers baled straw after wheat harvest, but it is a poor substitute for good prairie grass. “I figure we’re two weeks from hitting the critical point,” Adams said, if heat and drought continue as
Save Your Marriage Hire A Painter a hybrid retirement plan which combines the benefits of a defined benefit plan (which guarantees a specific pension rate) and a defined contribution plan which will guarantee a pension based on a 5.25 percent return on the pension fund but pays a higher pension if the fund’s return is higher. The effect will be to give retirees the benefit of higher earnings but to only guarantee a pension based on a 5.25 percent return. The current KPERS pension payments are based on an 8.5 percent return, which is greater than most current investments now pay. The high earnings assumption explains about 40 percent of the reason why the current retirement fund is under-funded by $8.3 billion, Sen. King said. Another 40 percent of the underfunding is explained by fact that the Legislature has never paid into the pen-
sion fund enough to meet the obligations made under the program to retired public employees. “It has been underfunded from day one,” he said. redistricting by three federal judges this year Allen County is no longer represented by Sen. King, who is therefore running in a new district comprised of Labette, Montgomery and Neosho Counties. He and Dwayne Umbarger of Thayer will face each other in August for the Republican nomination. Sen. King said he was very disappointed to have Allen County removed from his district. If he wins the nomination and is re-elected, he said he would continue to do what he could to work for the interests of Iola and Allen County. Sen. King was introduced by Emerson Lynn, program chairman. DUE
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fields are left unhayed for wildlife. Hay must be removed from the field within 30 days from end of the haying period. Hay may not be sold. Producers without livestock may rent or lease haying privileges. Emergency grazing is approved until Sept. 30. Participants must leave at least 25 percent of each field or contiguous CRP fields ungrazed for wildlife, or graze not more than 75 percent of the stocking rate. All livestock must be removed by the end of this grazing period. Producers without livestock may rent or lease grazing privileges.
IN THE 10 years he’s owned a share of the Gas livestock sale, Adams has seen ups and downs. About 1,500 head pranced through the sale ring Friday afternoon, within a couple of hundred of the largest number sold in Gas this year. “The top so far was 1,700 when we had the Kansas auctioneer contest here in late January,” he said. “Our biggest sale since I’ve been here was 2,000 head in January 2005.” If drought and heat don’t abate soon, the number of cattle offered for sale will climb by the week. Farmers are a resilient lot, but there is a limit to their ability to cope.
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Fifteen members of Kappa Alpha chapter of Phi Tau Omega sorority met for their combined business meeting, officer installation and monthly social on Monday evening at the New Greenery. Outgoing president Sharon Bland presided over the installation ceremony, while
Sunflower Quilters Guild will meet at 9:30 a.m. Monday at St. Joseph’s Parish Hall in Humboldt. Members will make donation quilts. Fabric squares and batting will be provided. Guests are invited.
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Mary LaCrone and Janet Wilson served as hostesses. Plans were finalized for Kappa Alpha’s participation in the Allen County Relay For Life. The next business meeting will be at 6:30 p.m. Aug. 6, at Pizza Hut. Jolene Boeken and Rhodenia Rowe will be hosting.
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See, Hear Iola! is here again It is almost the end of the month which means it is SEE, HEAR IOLA time once again. If you haven’t had a chance to attend, this would a great time to start. Our featured speaker is Barbara (Chalker) Anderson, with the Kansas Department of Commerce’s Business and Community Development group. Becky Robb will talk about the Allen County Fair. The event starts at 10 a.m. at the North Community Building. Speaking of the Allen County Fair, I hope you can take time to take in its activities. The Fair Board
Shelia Lampe Chamber Musings works all year to pull the fair together, and 4-Hers put in many hours to get just the right touch on their projects. Open class exhibit entries are by anyone give folks a chance to see the many talents of Allen Countians. The extreme heat forecasted will make it a little uncomfortable outside, but most things will
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Two drivers were flown from the scene of a threevehicle accident on the east edge of Iola July 14. According to the Allen County Sheriff ’s Depart-
ment, Iolan Thomas Campbell, 44, and William Mayer, 75, Lone Jack, Mo., were flown to Overland Park Regional Medical Center following the accident on U.S.
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be in air-conditioned buildings. Thursday evening will be the last Iola Municipal Band concert and ice cream social on the courthouse lawn. Take advantage and have a good time. I want to take time to say good-bye to a wonderful asset to the Allen County communities. Jeff Kluever, Allen County Historical Society director, has taken another position and will move this next week. Jeff has been our PowerPoint guru for SEE, HEAR IOLA and in fact came up with the name. He has moved ACHS into another class and leaves it in wonderful shape.
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169, just north of the U.S. 54 intersection. Mayer’s pickup was clipped by a passing highway transport driven by James Nunamaker, 56, St. Petersburg, Pa., when Mayer’s vehicle collided with Campbell’s sport utility vehicle. Two other passengers, whose names were not released, were treated at Allen County Hospital.
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Republican leader warns of radicals’ attacks on Kansas By SEN. STEVE MORRIS President of the Kansas Senate
It was once called, “political silly season,” a term used to describe the time when candidates or their supporters would resort to extreme — sometimes laughable — tactics to get attention for their election. The Kansas political silly season has arrived. The problem? This year, nobody is laughing. Every election is important. But, the stakes for Kansas could not be higher. Right now, wellfunded outside special interest groups are busy spending millions of dollars — a record in Kansas politics — to defeat incumbent senators who put their local communities above the agendas of these special interest groups. It’s these outside special interest groups with their Washington, D.C.-style politics and deficit spending that are driving our state over a financial cliff, creating a $2.7 billion deficit and hoping that Kansans like us don’t notice. An independent, nonpar-
Steve Morris Kansas Senate tisan analysis confirms what we already know about their plan. Our property taxes will rise. Our sales taxes will increase. Our schools will be consolidated or closed because 40 percent of their current budgets could get wiped out. This is not responsible state government. This is not the legacy of Eisenhower Republican values that our parents and grandparents taught us to believe in. Some have promised these new initiatives will pump adrenaline into the Kansas economy, yet their own projections indicate job gains of a mere 20,000 over the next few years. The Kansas Economic Policy Coun-
cil has done the math. It will take 550,000 jobs, earning $50,000 each per year, to replace the revenue loss from their newest tax plan. That would take a growth rate in Kansas five times that of Texas’ recent growth rate — a state often cited as a success story, but a state that has little in common with Kansas and the values we cherish here. One of these special interest groups, Virginia-headquartered Americans for Prosperity, even resorted to sending out postcards attacking Republican legislators for supporting “Obamacare.” However, a look at the voting record will show that every Republican in the Kansas Senate voted against Obamacare by passing the Kansas Health Care Freedom Act and is standing in direct opposition to the President’s healthcare plan. Kansas is a long way from Texas and it’s a long way from Virginia. It begs the question, why are groups from these other states spending record amounts of money this cycle to confuse
Outside special interest groups are busy spending millions of dollars to defeat incumbent senators. These interest groups are driving our state over a financial cliff, creating a $2.7 billion deficit and hoping that Kansans like us don’t notice. voters in an attempt to buy our elections? Right now, the very senators who are under attack are the ones who are working hardest to ensure a bright future for our state, our children and our grandchildren. We have pushed for responsible tax reform, including property tax relief. We developed the Kansas Works plan to bring thousands of manufacturing jobs back to Kansas from places like China and Mexico. We fought to restore dollars to our local schools after $18,000 had been cut from every Kansas classroom. POLITICS CAN BE a rough
business, but don’t be fooled by these desperate, deceitful tactics. Kansas elections and our elected officials are not for sale. When Kansans go to the polls on Aug. 7, they can either vote for rubberstamp majorities, or they can join me in taking a stand for our local communities and protecting their voice — the Kansas voice — in the legislative process. No matter how much money these outside groups pour into our state, we will always have something more powerful — our vote. On Tuesday, Aug. 7, I hope you will join me in exercising your right to vote because Kansas values are just too important.
Letters to the editor Dear editor,
I have known and associated with Ed Bideau, both professionally and personally, for over 35 years. Not once during that time have I ever known him to speak a less than totally truthful statement or engage in any activity which was less than totally honest and ethical. Ed has always been strongly supportive of law enforcement, both as a county attorney and as a state legislator. I believe he is a very upstanding and honest person who will have the best interests of the taxpayers as his No. 1 priority. I strongly recommend that every voter cast their vote for Ed Bideau. Ralph Romig, Iola, Kan.
work on our much needed concerns of Kansas. Ed is very much a leader and we know he will help craft legislation to solve any problems faced by the people of District 9 and the state of Kansas. I (Cathy) have taught with Margaret Bideau for over 20 years and have had the privilege of knowing their close-knit family. The Bideaus are known to be very compassionate people who are involved with community service and leadership roles. One person can make a difference and we think Ed Bideau is that person! Please join us in voting for Ed Bideau and help make Kansas better. Respectfully, Jack and Cathy Morrell, Iola, Kan.
We are writing to endorse Ed Bideau for representative, Kansas House, 9th District. We have known Ed Bideau and his wife, Margaret, for over 20 years. We know him to be an honorable and thoughtful person who has high standards of integrity. Ed will examine each piece of legislation to make the best decisions for his constituents of District 9. He will work long hours to study the effects of any legislation that might have an impact on our district. Since he has served in the House of Representatives before, he will have the experience needed to understand how the legislative process works to better enable him to get right to
I am compelled to join others in endorsing Ed Bideau for state representative. I have known Ed for many, many years. I also worked for his dad, Edwin H. Bideau II, as office manager in the Bideau Insurance Agency. I knew his mother, Beverly, very well and adored her. Ed and Margaret are both very upstanding citizens of the best kind. And, I know that Ed will be the best kind of state representative we could ever ask for. I admire the entire Bideau family. Vote for Ed Bideau. He is the best. Carolyn S. Mynatt, LaHarpe, Kan.
Wildfire scene surreal I had never seen what a massive wildfire can do until last week when we drove a few miles north of Ruidoso, N.M., to see devastation left by the Little Bear Wildfire. The fire burned more than 70 square miles of mountainsides, leaving 240 homes charred heaps, charcoal trunks of pine trees and a barren forest floor in its wake. We stopped several times to watch disaster relief crews work. Among their chores was felling trees along side roads. Remarkably, it rained a couple of days while we were visiting daughter Brenda and family in Roswell, where 10 inches in a year is considered pretty good. Rain is usually considered a blessing for the sparse vegetation that keeps the high plains of eastern New Mexico from being a fullfledge desert. However, this rain came cascading down mountainsides laid bare of vegetation by the wildfires. The fine silt carried off made for thick, ugly quagmires where in better times would have been clear, babbling brooks flowing
At Week’s End Bob Johnson over rocky bottoms. Our sporadic grass fires in Allen County pale in comparison to the flames that laid waste in south central New Mexico, where Smokey Bear’s admonition to “Be careful with fires” takes on a heightened significance.
Letter to the editor Dear editor,
In 2005 Tom Williams took the office of sheriff of Allen County. Without going into old history, there were numerous problems facing the citizens, the department, and the commissioners in trying to deal with those problems. One problem that was very blatant was the vehicle inventory that was left from the prior administration. There was only one vehicle that was road worthy, and most vehicles were not only dangerous to drive but were not dependable to get to where they needed to be at any given time. The previous year’s budget for vehicle repairs as well as the two years prior to that would have actually been enough to replace vehicles. The effect of the cost of those repairs was one of many driving forces into why the prior administration was always running into a deficit expenditure. It was apparent that the department’s fleet had to be upgraded for safety and for costs. The question was how to do so in an economically sound way. Many options were considered, the new sheriff (Tom) actually drove his own vehicle for the first year at his own expense. One recommendation by the commissioners was to change the fleet to pickup trucks or SUVs. Some of the pros to this were that the trucks would hold up better under patrol conditions, and that the resale value of the pickups would be higher than sedans. One concern was that the pickups would cost more. The big picture was not the initial costs but the overall costs of ownership. Sheriff Williams found a way to reduce the initial cost of the pickups and it was decided to slowly rotate the fleet to pickups and new vehicles. Since that first year the county has purchased one or two
vehicles for the sheriff ’s department in an effort to keep the vehicles not only roadworthy for safety but also improve the resale value. The department currently has nine officers and each officer has an assigned vehicle. There is one more vehicle for an open position that is not assigned and according to Sheriff Williams will not be filled under the current administration. There is also an older pickup that is assigned to the reserves for their use during public functions. One of many reasons the vehicles are assigned to an officer is that the upkeep and care is better by doing so. This helps again with the potential resale of the vehicles during change-outs. Last month the sheriff ’s office sold two pickups that were on the rotation cycle that began eight years ago. One vehicle was sold for $6,507 that had 151,988 miles, the other with 124,824 miles sold for $7,807. The initial purchase costs of the two vehicles were about $21,000 a piece. This turns out to be from the initial costs for purchase a huge bang for the taxpayers’ dollars. To give a bit more insight an older Crown Vic with similar miles was sold for $1,000. As this primary election season
nears I have had conversations with many voters and Sheriff Williams has been in my opinion unfairly criticized for the style and number of vehicles in his department. I think it is only fair voters understand this current vehicle policy was developed at the commissioners’ office and Sheriff Williams somewhat reluctantly agreed. The true test of policy is over a period of time and this policy has proven to be an effective and efficient use of county tax dollars. In my time of working with Sheriff Williams I found him always to be conservative, diligent and very conscience of spending tax dollars. In fact he actually turned down and would not accept a pay raise in his first year in office. He felt strongly that the money would be better utilized in other areas of his department. Please join with me to elect Tom Williams as county commissioner, District 2. As a county we are fortunate to have a candidate with his level of experience, wisdom, knowledge, character and genuine care for the betterment of county government. Kent Thompson, LaHarpe, Kan.
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zens, Batman is at fault for his death. But the threat of a terrorist, Bane, destroying Batman’s beloved city, forces him out of retirement. A little insider’s tip to seeing this movie — watch “Batman Begins,” the first movie. The movie can still be enjoyable without having seen the first movie, but for plot reasons it would be preferred. Christian Bale, as always, pulls off Bruce Wayne aka Batman flawlessly. The audience watches as the legendary hero is broken, then they root for him as he tries to find the pieces he needs to pull himself back together. Other veterans such as Gary Oldman as commissioner James Gordon, Mor-
gan Freeman as Lucius Fox, and notably the best Alfred since the beginning of the Batman saga in 1989 played by Michael Caine, all made their necessary appearances in the film. Newcomers came to the movie as well. Anne Hathaway plays Selina Kyle, aka the jewel thief known as Catwoman. The role was originally played by Michelle Pfeiffer in the 1992 film “Batman Returns.” In “The Dark Knight Rises,” Catwoman takes on a hidden humane demeanor — not to mention the effect she will have on women around the world who will now start hitting the gym in hopes that maybe one day they, too, can fit into that unforgiving cat-suit. Tom Hardy, Marion Cotillard and Joseph Gordon-
Levitt, all “Inception” veterans, played vital characters in the movie. Hardy, who plays Bane, is considerably more buff — and scarier — in this movie. Gordon-Levitt does a fantastic job growing into a foil-like character to Bruce Wayne throughout the movie, which leaves the audience begging the question of a possible spin-off with the actor. All Bat-fans will always have their preferred Batman, whether it is Adam West, Michael Keaton, Val Kilmer, George Clooney or the current Christian Bale. It must be noted though that out of six Batman movies, Bale was the only three-time returning character — leaving this current generation loyal to their hero.
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ing leaking valves and hydrants immediately, while other less accessible leaks are mandated to be repaired within 24 hours of detection. So far there haven’t been any issues with either leaks or the increase in work that must be addressed quickly. “Things are going pretty smooth right now,” Lyndon Kearn, city water employee, said. “Everything seems to be holding up fine. The guys on the crews are able to get a lot done so there shouldn’t be a problem.” In terms of the impact on private citizens, outdoor water activities will be curtailed and people will be asked to make more efficient use of water in
For God so loved the world that He gave His only son, & whoever calls upon His name shall not perish but have everlasting life. John 3:16
Calvary United Methodist Church
Jackson & Walnut St. • Iola “The Cross Shines Brightly at Calvary”
Sunday worship: 9:15 a.m. Sunday school: 10:30 a.m.
Rev. Gene McIntosh, Pastor Office: 365-3883 Parsonage: 365-3893
Carlyle Presbyterian Church
Sunday Worship: 9:30 a.m. Sunday School immediately after service
Pastor Steve Traw
Community Baptist In KJV Church depeden t
What Should We Believe?
To depend only on our own intellect and intuition may not always be the best method for developing our religious beliefs. We have to be careful not to use our religious views to suit our own needs and desires; just because we believe in something doesn’t necessarily make it right. Knowing that most people consider themselves to be ethical, we must be careful not to rationalize all of our behavior. The Bible tells us, “Trust in the Lord with all your heart. Never rely on what you think you know. Remember the Lord in everything you do, and He will show you the right way,” (Proverbs 3:5,6). God has given us the Holy Bible, which is the basis for our beliefs and guide for living our lives according to His will. In the Bible, not only does God tell us how to obtain everlasting life, He has given us wonderful examples for our daily living. Everything in the Scriptures is God’s Word. All of it is useful for teaching and helping people, correcting them and showing them how to live righteously.
Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path. K.J.V. Psalm 119:105
First Baptist Church
124 N. Fourth • Iola Sunday School............10:00 a.m. Sun. Morning Service. .11:00 a.m. Sun. Evening Service.....6:00 p.m. Wed. Prayer Meeting......6:00 p.m. Marion Sponseller, pastor Church . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Home (620) 365-6811 (620) 365- 3150
7th & Osage Humboldt (620) 473-2481 Sunday School..............9:45 a.m. Sunday Worship..........10:50 a.m. Sunday Evening Kids Bible Club........5:30 p.m. Evening Service.................7 p.m. Wed. Night Bible Study. . . . . .7 p.m. Rev. Jerry Neeley, pastor
Community of Christ
First Christian Church
East 54 Hwy • Iola Sunday School: 9:30 a.m. Sunday Morning Worship: 10:45 a.m. Wednesday Evening Prayer as announced Gary Murphey, pastor Phone: (620) 365-2683
Covenant of Faith Christian Center 407 N. Chestnut • Iola
Sunday worship.....10:00 a.m. Sunday evening. . . . . . .6:30 p.m. Tuesday Bible study. . . . .7 p.m. Wednesday service........7 p.m.
Rev. Philip Honeycutt (620) 365-7405
Fellowship Regional Church Saturday: CRUX...................7 p.m. Sunday: Worship.........................10:30 a.m.
1608 Oregon Rd. • Iola (620) 365-3436
“ Lead-Feed-Tend ” (John 21:15 - 17)
Sunday School:..............9:30 a.m. Sunday Worship:..........10:30 a.m.
Pastor Dave McGullion
Youth Pastor Travis Riley email@example.com
First Presbyterian Church – Iola
302 E. Madison • Iola Sunday Worship ......9:30 a.m. Sunday School . . . . . .10:45 a.m. Wednesday Kids Club . .3 p.m.
Rev. Kathryn Bell Interim Pastor (620) 365-3481
Friends Home Lutheran Church Savonburg
Sunday Worship...............10 a.m
Pastors, Jeff Cokely Jared Ellis & Luke Bycroft 365-8001
PMA Sidney Hose 620-754-3314
First Assembly of God
Grace Lutheran Church
1020 E. Carpenter • Iola Sunday School, All Ages........9 a.m. Sunday Worship..............10 a.m. Sunday Praise & Prayer. . . . . . . .6 p.m. Wednesday Bible Class...........7 p.m. (620) 365-2492 iolafirstag.org Pastor Paul Miller
First Baptist Church
801 N. Cottonwood Iola, 365-2779
Sunday School......9:15-10:15 a.m. Sunday Worship. . .10:30-11:30 p.m.
on 1370 KIOL 11-11:30
Sunday Evening Bible Study Youth/Adult........................6 p.m. Wednesday Prayer Meeting.....6:30 Dr. Michael Quinn Pastor
117 E, Miller Rd. • Iola (620) 365-6468
Humboldt United Methodist Church
806 N. 9th Humboldt (620) 473-3242 Sunday School..............9:30 a.m. Morning Worship. . . . . . . .11:00 a.m. MS/HS Youth...............5:00 p.m. – Nursery provided – Pastor Marge Cox
Independent & Fundamental
Lincoln & Second Streets, Iola Sunday School (all ages). 9:45 a.m. Morning Worship.........10:50 a.m. Evening Worship...........6:00 p.m. Wed. Prayer & Worship..7:00 p.m. (Nursery provided, all services) Roger R. Collins, pastor church 365-2833
LaHarpe Baptist Mission
810 N. Washington LaHarpe (620) 365-6788 Sunday School............10:00 a.m. Morning Worship. . . . . . . .11:00 a.m. Sunday Evening............6:00 p.m. Wednesday Service. . . . . . .7:00 p.m. Pastor Duwayne Bearden
Moran United Methodist Church First and Cedar Streets Moran (620) 237-4442
Sunday Worship 9:30 a.m. EVERYONE WELCOME Rev. Young-Gil Bahng
Poplar Grove Baptist Church
305 Mulberry Humboldt (620) 473-3063 church Come Let Us Worship The Lord
Sunday School 9:00 a.m. Adult Bible Class 9:00 a.m. Worship Service 10:30 a.m. Rev. Bruce Kristalyn
Sunday School.....................9:30 a.m. Sunday Worship.................10:45 a.m. Thursday Service...............6 p.m.
Harvest Baptist Church
Salem United Methodist Church
401 S. Walnut • Iola (620) 365-3688 (620) 228-2522 Sunday School 9:15 a.m. & Fellowship Sunday Worship 10:30 a.m. Pastor: Tony Godfrey
Rev. James Manual
“ The Little White Church in the Country”
3 miles west, 2 miles south of Iola Sunday school: 10:00 a.m. Sunday worship: 11:00 a.m. Rev. Gene McIntosh Pastor (620) 365-3883
St. John’s Catholic Church (620) 365-3454
Saturday evening.................5:30 p.m. Sunday Worship.....................10 a.m. (at St. Joseph’ s, Yates Center). . .8 a.m. Wednesday P.S.R. Classes....6:30 p.m.
(September through May) Confessions Saturday 4:30-5:00 p.m.
Father John P. Miller
St. Peter ’ s Lutheran Church
910 Amos St. • Humboldt Sunday Worship............8:15 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. Sunday School..............9:30 a.m. Pastor David E. Meier (620) 473-2343
St. Timothy ’ s Episcopal Church 202 S. Walnut • Iola Holy Eucharist & Sermon at 9 a.m. followed by coffee and fellowship
Rev. Jan Chubb (620) 365-7306
Trinity Lutheran Church 430 N. Grant Garnett, KS
Saturday: Women Bible Study 9a.m. Sunday School......................9 a.m. Sunday Worship..................10 a.m. Wednesday Bible Study.........7 p.m. Pastor: Ervin A. Daughtery Jr. 785-448-6930
Trinity United Methodist Church
Broadway & Kentucky Iola (620) 365-5235 Sunday Worship 11 a.m. Sunday School 9:30 a.m. All Are Welcome! Pastor Leslie Jackson
Ward Chapel A.M.E.
Lincoln and Buckeye Streets Iola Sunday School.........10:00 a.m. Sunday Worship.......11:00 a.m.
Pastor: Barbara J. Miniefee
Wesley United Methodist Church Madison & Buckeye 365-2285
Sun...................Worship 9:00 a.m. Sun. School...................10:15 a.m. ..............Middle School UMYF 6:00 .................High School UMYF 7:00
Rev. Trudy Kenyon Anderson
If you would like to join our directory call Janet at the Iola Register for details, (620) 365-2111.
activities like washing full laundry loads, taking shorter showers and minimize running faucets. Though the state is at least one or two months from possibly going fur-
We aren’t going to let this be a problem we can’t handle. — Toby Ross Iola Water Superintendent
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ther, a move to stage two would feature additional city responses. The city would stop washing its vehicles and cease watering city grounds. In addition, along city streets, those who enjoy a green lawn would be asked to water their gardens on either even or odd number days depending on what side of the street someone lives on. Outdoor water use in general would be restricted to between the hours 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Refill-
ing swimming pools would be allowed only once a week and then only after sunset. In the unlikely event the situation were to turn critical, a water emergency would be declared. The city government would meet in public meeting to discuss the situation, inform the public and plan further actions. In addition the city would meet with large water users like Gates Corporation and Russell Stover Candies to discuss the status of water supplies and actions needed to help conserve remaining reserves. The average homeowner would be prohibited from any outdoor water activity. Waste of water would be strictly prohibited as well. For now, however, the city maintains its vigil over the situation. “We aren’t going to let this be a problem we can’t handle,” Ross said. “We know that things might continue to stay this way for a while. We hope it doesn’t, but if it does we will do everything we are supposed to, to take care of things.”
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they otherwise would be. Slaugh said transferring funds from the water fund reserves would reduce the city’s dependence on reserves from the other utility funds. Slaugh’s explanation held little water for Council members Steve French, Kendall Callahan and Ken Rowe, who said any excess revenues should instead be earmarked for infrastructure and repairs. Approving a budget with Slaugh’s proposed water fund transfer would essentially be obligating the city to another water rate increase, Callahan said. The proposal was just that, Slaugh said: a proposal. If council members subsequently decline to increase water rates, the transfer would not occur. Mitch Phillips, Iola’s gas, water and wastewater department superintendent, said he was surprised to see the proposed transfer to the general fund, if for no other reason than any added revenues should go immediately into repairs and maintenance. “At first, I thought it was a typo,” Phillips said. “Then I realized it was supposed to be there.” “We don’t have enough money” to do all the repairs necessary to the existing
lines, Phillips said. For example, the city spent $15,000 over the past year alone on water Carl Slaugh clamps to repair line breaks, Phillips said. He pointed to one water line that dates back to 1900. Council members will consider the proposed transfer up until their Aug. 6 budget hearing. COUNCIL
were informed the 6 p.m. Aug. 6 budget hearing will be at the Iola Public Library meeting room. Slaugh also provided some other nuggets of information. From 2002 through 2010, the Social Security Index rose 24.3 percent. The city’s property tax mill levy, meanwhile, rose 18 percent, from 32 to 37 mills, Slaugh said. The city’s workforce, meanwhile, was pared over the same time period from 123 full-time employees to 105. Today, Iola has 95 fulltime employees and two vacant positions. Those numbers include seven 911 dispatchers who went from the city’s to the county’s employ in 2010.
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reconciled and cleaned up as soon as possible,” the report said. Loyd identified the collections issue as a “material weakness” because it did not allow management or employees “to detect or correct misstatements on a timely basis.” “SIGNIFICANT deficiencies” are considered less severe than a material weakness, yet important enough to merit attention by city governors. In this case, Loyd said two bank accounts — one an Escrow account for the old IMP Boat site, the other an account to handle Community Development Block Grant funds for housing rehabilitation — were not a part of the city’s Incode General Ledger System, and thus not overseen or monitored by the City Council. The IMP account is a private purpose trust fund,
and had $20.80 worth of interest income activity in 2011. The housing grant account had $126,440.33 worth of activity, with the city receiving the state grant funds, then dispensing those funds to private contractors for housing rehabilitation. City Clerk Roxanne Hutton told the Register the housing grants account had been kept separate from the city’s general ledger because the city’s checking account can generate interest income. The city is prohibited from generating interest on the grant funds. Loyd also identified the city’s lack of a purchasing policy as a significant deficiency in 2011. Council members approved a purchasing policy earlier this year. He also recommended the city tighten other policies and procedures regarding the budget.
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Rachel Martin and Jacob Lenard Two lives, two hearts, joined together in friendship will be united as one on Oct. 20. Rachel is the daughter of Edye Martin, Piqua, and Gregory Martin, Yates Center. Jacob is the son of William and Shawna Lenard, Yates Center. The prospective groom is a 2009 graduate of Yates Center High School and is currently a senior at Pittsburg State University, majoring in communications. The bride to be is a 2007 graduate of Yates Center High School. She graduat-
ed in May from Pittsburg State University with a teaching degree. The couple has chosen very special groomsmen and bridesmaids to stand and support them as they exchange vows on their special day.
Heather Morey and Andrew Hauck Barbara and David Morey of Audubon, Minn., formerly of Iola, announce the engagement of their daughter, Heather Morey, to Andrew Hauck. Heather is a 2008 graduate from Lake Park/Audubon High School. After graduation Heather attended N.D.S.C.S. and graduated with a degree in culinary arts and small business. Andrew is the son of David and Laurie Hauck, Richardton, N.D. Andrew graduated from Richardton/Taylor High School in 2008. Andrew also attended N.D.S.C.S. and graduated with a degree in agricultural technology. Heather is employed at
Walmart. Andrew is employed at Dakota Farm. Both are in Dickenson, N.D. The wedding will be Sept. 1 at Assumption Abbey in Richardton, N.D., where the couple now reside.
Andrea Rae Westerman and Joey Brattin Andrea Rae Westerman and Joey Brattin will be married Sept. 8, 2012, at the Kiowa Community Building at 5:30 p.m. Andrea is the daughter of Donna Westerman, Colony, and Terry Westerman, Wichita. Joey is the son of Craig and Jeanette Brattin, Kiowa. Andrea graduated from Crest High School, Colony, in 2006. She is a student at Washburn University. She is a manager of customer service at Dillons in Topeka. Joey graduated from Washburn University in
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Six graduating seniors have been awarded Helen Gates Whitehead Trust Scholarships. Recipients are Emily Cleaver, Zachary Crawford and Matthew Cunningham, Iola, Cheyanna Colborn and Emmaline Durand, Humboldt, and Molly McEwan, Moran. Each will receive $10,000 payable over four years, Jim Immel said. Since 1991, 105 Whitehead scholarships have been given and 23 still are active. Scholarships given have totaled about $735,000. Seniors are eligible for the scholarship if they are pursuing a degree in fine
arts or graphic arts. Students may attend any accredited college or university. Recipients also may pursue a degree in home economics, but must attain their education at Kansas State University, Mrs. Whiteheadâ€™s alma mater. â€œThe Whitehead scholarships are only one-third of what the trust does,â€? attorney Fred Works said. â€œMoney also is donated to the Bowlus Fine Arts Center and foundation youth activities.â€? The trustees at the firm are given limitations as to who is eligible for the scholarships, but applicants go through an interview process and â€œultimately the decision is ours,â€? Immel said.
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Former deputy charged GARNETT â€” A former Allen County deputy and his brother, both Garnett residents, have been charged with manufacturing and selling anabolic steroids from a former Garnett business. They also were charged with endangering a child under 18 while trafficking in illegal substances. Brock Moody, 40, was a deputy during the time Robbie Atkins was Allen County sheriff, 2001 to 2005. His brother is Phillip
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Moody, 35. Anderson County Attorney Fred Campbell told the Anderson County Review the two allegedly procured compounds for anabolic steroids from foreign suppliers, including those in China, and then manufactured drugs from the former jujitsu academy Brock Do Jujitsu. The charge having to do with a child involves Brock Moodyâ€™s teenage son, Brock Jr., who was under 18 at the time.
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Iola A plays for zone title By JOCELYN SHEETS email@example.com
BURLINGTON — By the time this story reaches readers, Iola American Legion Post 15’s A team may have won a zone championship and a trip to state. But the A Indians don’t want to count their chickens before they are hatched. They defeated Burlington 12-1 in five innings Thursday night. That put them in Friday’s championship game of the Kansas American Legion Single A Zone 3 tournament. Burlington dropped into the
At left, Iola A catcher Derrick Weir makes a throw from behind the plate during a home game this summer. Iola American Legion A Indians are playing in a Kansas American Legion postseason tournament at Burlington this weekend.
losers bracket final against Eureka, an 8-7 winner over Emporia Thursday night. Burlington, which beat Eureka in the opening round on Wednesday, and Eureka played at 6 p.m. Friday. The winner moved into the title game against Iola at 8 o’clock. If Iola won, the Indians are champions and advance to the state tournament next week in Pratt. If Iola lost Friday night, a second game is at 10 o’clock this morning to determine the championship. In Thursday night’s contest, Burlington scored a run in the top of the second to lead 1-0. It didn’t hold up very long. With one gone in Iola’s half of the second, Grayson Pearish singled, followed by a fielder’s choice by Eric Heffern. Thealvin Minor and Cole Morrison had back-toback singles and Drew Faulhaber reached on an error. Iola grabbed a 3-1 lead. That was
enough for starting pitcher Aaron Barclay. He and the A Indians’ defense kept Burlington’s offense under wraps the next three innings. Barclay allowed just one hit in the game. He walked three and struck out six. The Indians pushed their lead to 6-1 with three runs in the fourth. They closed the game in runrule fashion by scoring six runs in the bottom of the fifth. Morrison was 3-for-3 and drove in three runs. Caleb Vanatta connected for a double, two singles and three RBIs. Derrick Weir drove in two runs with a double. Pearish had a single and a triple. Heffern and Minor each had a single. Iola A was 17-6 heading into Friday’s championship game. The winner of Zone 3 advances to state, which begins Wednesday in Pratt.
AA Indians going about it the hard way By JOCELYN SHEETS firstname.lastname@example.org
BALDWIN — To win the 2012 KABA League Senior Division tournament, Iola American Legion Post 15’s AA Indians are going to have to do it the hard way. They will have to work their way through the losers bracket this weekend. Iola opened with a 13-5 victory over Burlington Thursday afternoon. But Thursday evening, the AA Indians’ rally fell short. They lost 10-7 to Osawatomie. The Indians (29-3) began their long journey with a 10-5 win over Baldwin at noon Friday. Theyplayed at 7:30 p.m. Friday against the winner of Garnett-Wellsville. Iola would have to win both games Friday to reach the losers bracket final, slated for 2 o’clock this afternoon at Baldwin Ball Complex. The loser of the winners bracket game between Ot-
tawa and Osawatomie on Friday would be waiting there. Whichever team comes out of the losers bracket final would have to beat the winner of Ottawa-Osawatomie twice to claim the league tournament title. That means to win the tournament, Iola will have to win five games — two Friday and three today. The AA Indians have a history of doing that. They won a zone tournament last year coming out of the losers bracket. On Thursday, Iola came back from a 5-0 deficit to beat Burlington 13-5 in six innings. The Indians came up with four runs in the bottom of the third in response to Burlington’s four runs. With one out, Levi Ashmore singled and stole second base and Clint Heffern walked. Dalton Smith drove in a run on a base hit. Drew Walden reached on an
error and Corey Taylor delivered a three-run double. Iola claimed the lead with two runs in the fourth. Devon Conner singled and scored on a triple by Ashmore, who came in on a sacrifice fly by Heffern. Taking advantage of five walks and a hit batter, the Indians came through with five hits and plated seven runs in the fifth. Iola won by a run rule. Mason Coons was the winning pitcher, allowing seven hits, walking one and striking out three. Ashmore had a single and a triple and Taylor had a single and a double. Smith, Coons and Conner each hit two singles. Braden Larson tripled. Against Osawatomie, Iola AA jumped out to a 2-0 lead in the first inning. Osawatomie scored four runs in the third and two in the fourth for a 6-3 lead. It stayed in front, thwarting Iola’s comeback
Iola American Legion AA second baseman Clint Heffern fields the ball in a home game. Iola is playing in the KABA tournament in Baldwin this weekend. bid. Jarred Latta and Walden pitched for Iola. They allowed 10 hits, walked four and hit two batters. Walden struck out six and
Latta had two strikeouts. Hitting a single and a double apiece were Ashmore, Taylor, Smith and Kris Collins. Jerrik Sigg and Coons each had a single.
Saudi’s Olympic opening to women is a small step CAIRO (AP) — Across the world, word that Saudi Arabia would send women athletes to the Olympics for the first time immediately rocketed to the top of websites and broadcasts. In Saudi Arabia’s official media: Not even a hint. The state-sponsored silent treatment was a lesson into the deep intricacies and sensitivities inside the kingdom as it took another measured step away from its ultraconservative traditions. While Saudi rulers found room to accommodate the demands of the International Olympic Committee to include women athletes, they also clearly acknowledged that — in their view at least — this did not merit billing as a pivotal moment of reform in a nation that still bans women from driving or traveling without the approval of a male guardian. “It does not change the fact that Saudi women are not free to move and to choose,” said political analyst Mona Abass in neighboring Bahrain. “The Saudis may use it to boost their image, but it changes little.” Even the two athletes selected to compete under the Saudi flag — 800-meter runner Sarah Attar from Pepperdine University in California and Wodjan Ali Se-
raj Abdulrahim Shahrkhani in judo — live outside the kingdom and carry almost no influence as sports figures. There is no other choice: Women sports remain nearly an underground activity in Saudi Arabia. Ahmed al-Marzooqi, editor of a website that aims to cover women and men’s sporting events in Saudi Arabia, viewed last week’s announcement as mostly an attempt to quiet international pressure on the lone nation trying to stick with an all-male Olympic team. The other former holdouts, Brunei and Qatar, had already added women Olympic athletes — with Qatar even planning to have a woman carry its flag in London later this month. “We are still disappointed here,” al-Marzooqi said from the Saudi city of Jiddah. “I should be happy for them, but this will do nothing for women who want to be in sports in Saudi Arabia.” Still, the opening is not without significance. The Saudi decision must have received at least some nod from the nation’s Islamic religious establishment, which hold de facto veto power over nearly all key moves by the Western-allied monarchy and gives the royal court its legitimacy to rule over a nation with Islam’s holiest sites. The inherent two-way tug —
change-resistant clerics and leaders sensing reform pressures from the streets — has allowed enough slack for some slow-paced movement. King Abdullah has promised to allow women to run and vote in municipal elections in 2015. He also has tried to rein in the country’s feared morality police while challenges to the established order are growing bolder from a population, nearly half of which is under the age of 30. Saudi women activists have gotten behind the wheel to oppose the driving ban, and bloggers churn out manifestos about how the Arab Spring will one day hit Saudi shores. “If Saudi does field women athletes, it is immensely interesting,” said Simon Henderson, a Saudi affairs expert at the Washington Institute for Near East Policy. “This flies against the traditions of having a woman not make a public display of herself or mixing with men. Now, the world could see women marching with men in the opening ceremony and — even more — women running in competition.” It’s impossible to gauge the internal discussions before the Saudi Olympic decision, but Henderson speculated it could have been influenced by Abdullah’s daughter, Adila, who has been an outspoken advocate of reforms
We are still disappointed here. I should be happy for them, but this will do nothing for women who want to be in sports in Saudi Arabia. — Ahmed al-Marzooqi, Saudi Arabia sports editor
By BRIAN MURPHY Associated Press
such as ending the driving ban on women. On the other end of the spectrum, senior Saudi clerics have issued a host of edicts against almost all types of sporting activities for women. “Of course this will bring backlash from many religious leaders,” said Ali al-Ahmed, director of the Washington-based Institute of Gulf Affairs that has been behind the “No Women No Play” campaign that called for an Olympic ban for Saudi Arabia if it resisted adding women. “This fight is far from over.” As recently as April, a Saudi newspaper quoted the head of the Saudi Olympic Committee as saying he did not approve of sending women to the Olympics — suggesting instead they could compete on their own under a neutral flag. A similar arrangement was
made at the Youth Olympics in 2010 for Saudi equestrian competitor Dalma Rushdi Malhas, who won a bronze medal in show jumping. “Allowing women to compete under the Saudi flag in the London Games will set an important precedent,” said Christoph Wilcke, senior Middle East researcher at New York-based Human Rights Watch. “But without policy changes to allow women and girls to play sports and compete within the kingdom, little can change for millions of women and girls deprived of sporting opportunities.” For the wider Muslim world region, the Saudi decision also is unlikely to have a transformative sweep since the kingdom trailed behind even Afghanistan in opening to women sports. Increasing numbers are taking part in regional sports competition and there are few sports Muslim women aren’t represented in — with Afghanis boxing, Pakistanis playing cricket and Emirates in the Arabian Gulf taking up football and weightlifting. Iran, too, is considered one of the growing powers in women’s rugby in Asia. Most experts acknowledged this progress is fragile and vulnerable to age-old cultural pressures. Weightlifters in the United Arab Emirates have been attacked on social media and the Kuwaiti soccer team was denounced several years ago on its return from a tournament by conservative lawmakers who want a ban on all international competitions. In Iraq, a women’s wrestling club disbanded in 2009 after receiving death threats from religious groups. “This is a first small step,” said Raija Mattila, co-chairman of the Finland-based International Working Group on Women and Sport. “It’s good for the international stage, but we hope that it opens up sports opportunities for women and girls inside Saudi Arabia. So this is just a small first step.”
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Session looks at transparency in government By BOB JOHNSON email@example.com
About 4,000 governmental bodies in Kansas are affected by provisions of the state’s open meetings and records acts, Lisa Mendoza told government officials and newspaper reporters Thursday afternoon at Allen Community College. “Effective government depends on an informed electorate,” said Mendoza, an assistant Kansas attorney general. All tax-supported bodies and their subordinate groups are by law required to abide by two acts. Their reach goes beyond what normally are thought of as meetings, Mendoza added. Also covered are any interactive communications of members of bodies, such things as telephone calls, emails, Twitter and Skype exchanges. “The public has the right to observe and listen” to anything governing bodies and their members discuss and consider, Mendoza said. The exception is when a majority of a body isn’t involved. A majority is defined as half of the body plus one. In the Iola council’s case, that is five members; for the Allen County commission, two. Mendoza also pointed
Council talks open meetings — privately Mixing equal parts irony and unfortunate timing, Iola City Council members gathered Thursday in a special meeting to discuss the Kansas Open Meetings Act. They did so privately. Because the discussion dealt with what City Attorney Chuck Apt described as “attorneyclient” matters related
out affected bodies are under no obligation to give notice of meetings unless requested to do so. However, she said it was good practice in light of transparency for bodies to make efforts to inform the public of when meetings are scheduled, particularly those called at non-regular times. Records must be kept of when executive, or secret, sessions are called. The public may record proceedings of a meeting, with the consideration that recording devices and extension cords must be situated so they don’t interfere with a meeting’s progress. Public meetings are just
to KOMA, council members voted to have it in a private, or executive, session. Meanwhile, officials from the Kansas attorney general’s office were in Iola at a separate venue Thursday to discuss open meetings and records. Council members did not comment about the discussion after the 45-minute meeting.
that, not public forums, but “it is a good idea to have a public comment period,” she said, during which those wanting to have a say may. Limiting comment is perfectly legal, but should be done equitably, Mendoza said. Executive sessions are limited to specific discussions and may last only as long as the originating vote approves. Extensions may occur, but only after another public vote is taken. SEVEN TOPICS are legal fodder for secret meetings. They are: — Personnel matters of non-elected personnel — employees or prospective em-
ployees of a governing body. — Consultations with an attorney for the body that would be considered privileged in the attorney-client relationship. No one other than parties identified as clients and the attorney may be present. — Matters relating to employer-employee negotiations. — Confidential data relating to financial affairs or trade secrets of corporations, partnerships, trusts or individual proprietorships. — Matters relating to actions adversely or favorably affecting a person as student, patient or resident of a public institution, although that person may request a public hearing. — Preliminary discussions relating to the acquisition of real property. — Security matters relating to a public body or agency. THE KANSAS Open Records Act is a second measure meant to give openness and transparency to all done by public bodies. The act “is a framework to provide information to the public,” Mendoza said. Anyone may request information, including citizens of other states and countries. Most records are open
to the public. Some may be closed, depending on circumstances. The act gives 52 discretionary reasons to close records. Another 300 are statutorily closed. Mendoza said most public bodies had a person designated as a public information officer who handled requests for information. Once a request is made, the act provides three business days for response. Charges may be made for copying information, but it’s better public service “to avoid charging whenever you can,” Mendoza said. THE THREE-HOUR fo-
rum was one of several regional events arranged by Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt and the Kansas Sunshine Coalition, a group that encourages open government. On hand here representing the coalition were Ron Keefover, public informa-
tion officer for the Kansas Judicial Branch, and Doug Anstaett, executive director of the Kansas Press Association. They were joined on a discussion panel by Bob Johnson, Register city editor, and Lisa Johnson, Franklin County counselor.
Police report Fight leads to charges
Robert Lambert, 18, Iola was cited Monday for suspicion of being a minor in consumption of alcohol and Kenneth Gore, 23, Iola, was arrested on an outstanding warrant from Franklin County after officers were called to Crossroads Motel concerning a possible fight.
(First Published in The Iola Register July 21, 2012)
News from Carlyle Presbyterian Church
The Rev. Steve Traw’s morning message Sunday was “Goal-Guided Godliness,” from Philippians 3:12-21. Myrna Wildchuetz provided a piano solo “Joyful, Joyful, We Adore Thee” from Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony. The Rev. Tom Waters led the evening service. Others participating were Leah Grennell, Jeri Waters, Richard Klingensmith, Merrill Hodgden and Gerald Jesseph. Traw will officiate the 9:30 a.m. service Sunday. David Loomis will lead Sunday school at 10:30.
Humboldt Public Library for a meeting conducted by Cheryl Klingensmith in the absence of President Patty Sigg. June O’Dell became a new member. Joanne McIntyre will host the August meeting.
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The Carlyle Country Club met July 12 in Humboldt with Jeanice Cress as hostess. Members met at Wes Dewey’s art studio. His daughter, Michelle Burke, gave a group tour to 10 members, two children and a guest from Switzerland. Later, the group went to the
A birthday party for Zack McIntyre was Saturday at the home of his parents, Greg and Jackie McIntyre. Attending for cake and homemade ice cream were Kady and Zoey McIntyre, Ashton McIntyre, Bruce and Judy Cochran, Ryan Cochran, Jack and Beverly Franklin, Jim Hinson and
Jordan Craft. Recent guests of Gene and Naomi Chambers were LuAnn and Bob Reece and Jackson and Gracie Reece, Manhattan, Leslie Reece, Lawrence, and Stephen Reece, Overland Park. Colleen Davis and Chase Evans and friend, all of Bartlesville, Okla., are visiting Linda and Melvin Guenther.
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(First Published in The Iola Register July 21, 2012)
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PUBLIC AUCTION Sat., July 28, 2012 â€“ 9:30 a.m. 202 East 2nd â€˘ Elsmore
Seller: Jim & Virginia Nelson
FURNITURE & HOUSEHOLD ITEMS: metal desk; office chair; small electric keyboard organ; upright electric organ; nice drop leaf dining table with chairs; round kitchen table with 5 chairs; Whirlpool washer; electric Maytag dryer; 2 wood end tables; nice oak rocker; old oak rocker; 2 long church pews; Master Craft cedar chest; small cedar chest; 2 floor lamps; table lamps; kerosene lamp; small color TV; several wall pictures; picnic table; lawn chairs; 6 electric fans; boxes of bedding, pillows, blankets; old bound books; costume jewelry; heavy metal jewelry box; wood jewelry box; wood magazine rack; very nice wicker bassinet; electric adding machine; Bissel steam cleaner; dishes; microwave; griddle; roasters; bread machine; stone dutch oven; George Foreman grill; Fry Daddy; crock pot; Rival crock grille; Corelle dishes; glass cake plate with cover; alum. water glasses; electric can opener; coffee maker; electric mixer; boxes of pots & pans; misc. silverware; COLLECTIBLES: antique picture frame; wash bowl & pitcher; 10 gal. milk cans; old toys; small red wagon; several boxes of childrenâ€™s toys; games; puzzles; books; 2 pellet rifles with ammo; weight set; crystal glass; TOOLS: electric impact wrench; Rockford air tool set with chisel & rachet; 2 ton floor jack; socket set; hand tools & wrenches; ext. cords; gas cans; several quarts of new oil; water hoses; hand sprayer; shovels; rakes; hoe; Murray 42â€? riding lawn mower; heavy duty gas weed eater on wheels; tarps; REAL ESTATE TO BE AUCTIONED - Properties will sell at 11:30 a.m. : TRACT #1: North half of lots 14, 15 and 16, Block 1, Elsmore, Kansas. These are vacant lots and taxes were $8.24 for 2011; TRACT #2: 202 East 2nd, Elsmore, Kansas. House is one story 1,278 square foot with 2 bedrooms and 1 1/2 baths. Land is 180â€™ x 130â€™ with 2 car detached garage. Taxes for 2011 were $438.36; TRACT #3: 104 North Main, Elsmore, Kansas. House is one story with 1,467 square foot with 2 bedrooms, 1 bath. Land is 130â€™ x 125â€™. Taxes were $106.66. (Seller will furnish Title insurance and pro rate the taxes. Seller is selling the property in as is condition with no warranties. If Buyer wants to have inspection before the auction they must contact Allen County Realty, Inc. Buyer will need to put 15% down upon signing purchase agreement the day of the sale. Seller has the right to accept or reject any bid. Auctioneerâ€™s Notes: Lots of miscellaneous found in clean sale. Many boxes not opened. Your Patronage is Appreciated See allencountyauction.com for pictures
Terms: Cash or approved check. All items must be settled for and removed day of sale. Not responsible for accidents or theft. Announcements day of sale take precedence over printed material.
Auction to be held by:
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Auctioneers: Jack Franklin & Ross Daniels
Phone - (620) 365-3178
Sealed Bids NOTICE TO CONSTRUCTION COMPANIES: The City of Elsmore, KS will be taking bids for cleaning up its old dump site located north of Elsmore. A pre-bid meeting will be held on, August 7, 2012, at 7:30p.m., at the Elsmore City Hall. Written bids are due on or before August 25, 2012. To schedule a time to view the dump site or to request more information about the bidding process, please contact Mayor C.L. Price at 620-754-3487.
Services Offered AK CONSTRUCTION LLC All your carpentry needs Inside & Out 620-228-3262 www.akconstructionllc.com JOHNâ€™S LOCK & KEY Certified Mobile Locksmith Commercial & Residential 24 hour home & auto unlocks Insured/Bonded 620-228-1086
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L isted below are significant indu strial w astew ater discharge violations of the req u irem ents of 40 C F R Part 433 (M etal F inishing R egulations) occurring over the past 6 m onths. Industry nam e: C am eron A ddress: 25 W . M iller R oad V iolation: D id not com ply w ith N ickel lim its of 2.38 m g/l for the first half of 2012. Schedule of C om pliance: C am eron m ust subm it a w ritten plan of action and take m onthly sam ples u ntil they are consistently w ithin N ickel lim its. C ity of Iola P.O . B ox 308 Iola, K S 66749
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Autos and Trucks 1990 FORD PROBE, runs good, 2-door, hatchback, $500 OBO, 620-363-0447. 2009 FORD TAURUS SEL, 36,700 miles, $14,500 cash, call 620-2283942.
Services Offered DAVID OSTRANDER CONSTRUCTION ROOF TO FOUNDATION INSIDE AND OUT 620-468-2157
2003 MERCURY SABLE, 72K miles, very clean, $5,575, 620-2374396.
SEWING ALTERATIONS & REPAIRS D. Hoff 620-363-1143 or 620-365-5923
FOR SALE: 2006 FORD 500 4D, leather seats, excellent condition, 620-496-7356 or 620-625-2668 after 4p.m.
NEED PAINTING? CALL SPARKLES Brenda Clark, Humboldt 620-228-2048
SHAUGHNESSY BROS. CONSTRUCTION, LLC. Carpentry and painting service Siding and windows 620-365-6815, 620-365-5323 or 620-228-1303
Taking Care Of All Your Dirt Work Needs
STORAGE & RV OF IOLA WEST HIGHWAY 54, 620-3652200. Regular/Boat/RV storage, LP gas, fenced, supervised, www.iolarvparkandstorage.com SUPERIOR BUILDERS. New Buildings, Remodeling, Concrete, Painting and All Your Carpenter Needs, including replacement windows and vinyl siding. 620-365-6684
PAYLESS CONCRETE PRODUCTS, INC. 802 N. Industrial Rd., Iola
12 Hour Rotating Night Shift
Gates Corporation is a worldwide leader in the production of hydraulic hose. We are a growing company and are looking for only the finest employees for our manufacturing operation.
NELSON EXCAVATING Taking care of all your dirt work needs! Terraces -- Waterways -- Ponds Land clearing -- Demolition Rick 620-365-9520 Rob 620-228-3236 RJ 620-365-9569 Mark 620-496-8754
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Gates Corporation 1450 Montana Road Iola, Kansas
PSI, Inc. Loren Korte
Allen County Realty Inc. 620-365-3178 John Brocker ........... 620-365-6892 Carolynn Krohn ....... 620-365-9379 Jim Hinson .............. 620-365-5609 Jack Franklin ........... 620-365-5764 Brian Coltrane.......... 620-496-5424 Dewey Stotler............620-363-2491 www.allencountyrealty.com
Immediate Openings For Production Workers In Iola! Call 620-331-6200 for more information. Poultry and Livestock FOR SALE: 24 COWS, 3 BULLS, 19 CALVES, Black Angus, 620432-6098.
Farm Miscellaneous Do you have CRP that has been released for haying? Call 620215-2614 will put it on the shares or by the bale.
Merchandise for Sale
824 N. WALNUT, Saturday 8-?. Donations to help with Brian Trester funeral expenses. HUMBOLDT, 218 S. 7TH ST., Saturday 6:30-Noon. Couch, loveseat, end tables, futon, dining table & chairs, king bed, dressers, kitchen appliances, electronics, baby items, clothes, toys, books and more.
CHRISTMAS IN JULY SALE! 15% OFF EVERYTHING IN BOOTH #15! Brooklyn Park Flea Market Downtown Iola 320GB External Hard Drive. Seagate. Completely cleared off now. Stores a ton of movies/music/ pictures. USB, and wall plug-in included. $70. Call/text Paul 620875-4571
Pets and Supplies
CREATIVE CLIPS BOARDING & GROOMING Clean, Affordable. Shots required. 620-363-8272
Wanted to Buy Buying Coin Collections, U.S., foreign, tokens, paper money, 28 years professional experience, call Jon Minor at 620-365-8161, Towne East Flea Market, 9 N. Jefferson.
DREAM HOME FOR SALE. 402 S. Elm, Iola, Grand 3-story 1897 home on 3 lots. 4,894 sq. ft. $215,000. call 620-3659395 for Susan Lynn or Dr. Brian Wolfe susanlynnks@yahoo. com. More info and pictures at iolaregister.com/classifieds HOUSE IN COLONY, Cheap Gas! 620-363-0606.
HARVEST TIME FELLOWSHIP, 329 S. FIRST., Indoors, Friday 6-7:30p.m., Saturday 8-?. Clothes, furniture, miscellaneous.
NICE HOUSE FOR SALE IN COUNTRY on paved road near Humboldt. With or without acreage. 620-433-5906 or 620-212-1898.
GAS, 315 MCATEE, Saturday 8-Noon, 4-FAMILY. Pack & Play, baby items, teen/adult clothes, china, lots of miscellaneous.
YATES CENTER, 601 S. MAIN, $17,000 OBO, needs some repairs, 785-893-9014.
224 N. FIRST, Friday & Saturday 6a.m.-8p.m. Nice items, negotiable.
DOWNTOWN MORAN, great 1 bedroom, no pets, $350 deposit & references required, move in now, no rent until August 1st, 620-237-4331 Monday-Friday 8-5 or 620-939-4800. CHRISTMAS IN JULY 10% OFF BOOTH 5 TOWNE EAST FLEA MARKET (EAST SIDE IOLA SQUARE)
MORAN, 412 N. LINN, Friday 8-5, Saturday 8-Noon. Bikes, saddle, lift chair, battery riding toys, Chuck Norris exercise machine, BBQ grills, lawn mowers, gazebo.
Apartments for Rent
(1) MALE YORKIE PUPPY, AKC, $150, call 620-365-0060.
2009 N. Penn Independence, KS
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GARNETT, 12 IVY TERRACE, 3 BEDROOM, with full basement, like new, CH/CA, appliances, large backyard, double attached garage w/auto opener, $1095 monthly, call 620-496-6161 or 620-496-2222.
COOK. Windsor Place is taking applications for a part-time cook. Apply at 600 E. Garfield, Iola, ask for Andrea Rogers, DSM. EOE.
(3) HOUSES FOR RENT, (1) in Humboldt, call 620-365-7919.
MANPOWER OF CHANUTE has openings for long term temporary workers. If you have not applied with us please do so at www.manpowerjobs.com. Must be able to pass background check and drug screen. GED or High School Diploma required. Must have good work history and mechanically ability. Call or come by Chanute Manpower, 406 E. Main 620-431-0001.
â€˘ Medical, Dental, Vision Ins. â€˘ 401K with Company Match â€˘ Vacation, Personal & Holiday Pay â€˘ $9/hr to start plus OT
HOUSE IN IOLA, 2 bedrooms, available, July 14. 620-852-3495
PRODUCTION FOREMAN, Linn and Woodson county. Experienced oilfield supervisor with handson work ethic, HS diploma/GED and valid DL needed to supervise two pumpers and pulling unit crews. Send resume to coenenergy@gmail. com or call 913-239-0495. Also hiring roustabout and pulling unit/equipment operator.
APPLICATIONS are currently being accepted for affordable family housing. The amount of rent paid is based on the householdâ€™s income. Accessible home also available. Please call 620-365-5143 or 1-800-766-3777 for hearing/speech impairment to apply for housing or to obtain additional information. Equal Housing Opportunity.
BUS DRIVER. Crest USD 479 is accepting applications for a full-time school bus route driver. Contact Crest Board Office at 620-852-3540.
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CNAs. Windsor Place is hiring for day time CNAs. Please apply in person at 600 E. Garfield, Iola, EOE.
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IOLA MINI-STORAGE 323 N. Jefferson Call 620-365-3178 or 365-6163
HUMBOLDT -- 1,000 SQ. FT., furnished, washer/dryer, wood deck. 913-522-5596 APPLICATIONS are currently being accepted for the Townhouse East Apartments, 217 North St., Iola. Maintenance free homes, appliances furnished and affordable rent for elderly, handicapped and disabled. For more information phone 620-365-5143 or hearing/speech impairment 1-800-766-3777. Equal Housing Opportunity. MORAN, 2 BEDROOM, 1500sq. ft., CH/CA, no pets (donâ€™t ask), $325 monthly, 620-754-3632.
Real Estate for Rent 412 N. VERMONT IOLA, 2 bedroom, very nice, CHA, with appliances, large backyard, single attached garage, auto opener $695 monthly. Call 620-496-6161 or 620496-2222 Quality & Affordable homes available for rent, http://www.growiola. com/
IOLA, 1018 MEADOWBROOK RD. W., 3 BEDROOM, 2 bath, great neighborhood, 660-988-6623.
UNIONTOWN, FOR SALE BY OWNER, 3 BEDROOM, 2 bath, 2 car garage, on large lot, 620-7564507.
Man argues victims were â€˜bad peopleâ€™ SOMERSET, Pa. (AP) â€” A western Pennsylvania man tried to persuade a judge to give him less prison time for four incidents in which he threatened people with guns during drug deals by arguing that he was harming only â€œbad people just like me.â€? The Daily American of Somerset reports Somerset County Judge John Cascio wasnâ€™t persuaded and sentenced 30-year-old James Vance-Ivey Jr. to 18 months to five years in prison for endangerment, threat and drug charges on Thursday. Cascio explained to Vance-Ivey that â€œeven people with criminal records have rights and have the right to be protected by the law and by the Constitution.â€?
Saturday, July 21, 2012
The Iola Register
Coolant might not help hot engine Dear Tom and Ray:
I am a rural mail carrier and have a question about engine coolants. As a mail carrier, I spend a tremendous amount of time on hot asphalt at very slow speeds, and often sitting still. Are there any engine coolants that are capable of making an engine run cooler? My engine runs a little hotter than I am comfortable with. It doesn’t overheat, but it reaches higher temps than it does when traveling down the road at 55 mph. If no such coolant exists, are there
Tom and Ray Magliozzi any “tricks” that could be applied to get the desired result? -- Josh TOM: There’s really nothing you can put in there to make it run cooler, Josh -- unless you want to pack the radiator with blocks of dry ice. RAY: It’s more likely that
your radiator has seen better days. So the first thing I’d suggest is having your radiator inspected and flow-tested. Make sure it’s not corroded and that you’re moving plenty of coolant through it. TOM: You can have someone check your thermostat, too, to make sure it’s opening correctly and isn’t sticking. A sticky thermostat can make a car run hot in stop-and-go driving. So can a non-functioning cooling fan. RAY: If all of that stuff
checks out OK, your one other option is to install an auxiliary cooling fan. TOM: Basically, that’s an extra electric fan that mounts on the front side of the radiator (your regular cooling fan is on the back side). An auxiliary fan will give you a little extra cooling in stop-and-go driving, which is where you need it. RAY: But other than that, there’s no magic potion, Josh. Except maybe the acid bath they’re going to use to clean out your corroded radiator. Good luck.
Police reports Shoplifter nabbed
Robbin Lomberk, 47, Iola, was cited for suspicion of shoplifting from Ray’s Mini Mart Monday.
Iola police officers recovered a red Next bike from the 200 block of South Kentucky Street Monday. The owner may claim the bike by further identifying it at the police department.
On Monday, Casey’s General Store, 712 E. Madison Ave., reported that a white Chevrolet pickup drove away without paying for $75.10 in fuel.
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Iola city workers told police Tuesday someone illegally turned on the utilities at 416 N. Tennessee St. after they had been shut off. An investigation continues
Officers were called to 310 S. Walnut St. Tuesday in reference to a dispute at this location. There, Mason Mitchell, 27, was taken into custody for suspicion of battery.
Ronald Meek, 45, Iola, reported Wednesday his 1998 Ford Ranger truck was sto-
len from the parking lot at 812 Wilson Ln. The vehicle was last seen at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday.
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Carla Cox reported her vehicle was broken into Wednesday in the 200 block of South Fourth Street. Several items were taken.
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Know Your Brickyard 1. Who was the first NASCAR driver to make a qualifying lap at Indy? 2. Who was the first NASCAR driver to win at the Brickyard twice? 3. Who was the second NASCAR driver to win at the Brickyard twice? 4. In what year did Indy’s NASCAR race feature a record 26 lead changes? 5. Who won the first Brickyard 400 pole? 6. In what year did NASCAR first race at Indy? 7. In what year did Jimmy Spencer win the Brickyard 400 pole? 8. Who holds the NASCAR record for most laps led at Indy? 9. Which owner has won a record seven NASCAR races at Indy? 10. Who is the only four-time winner of Indy NASCAR races? 11. Who are the four NASCAR drivers who have won at Indy more than once? 12. Who won the Brickyard 400 after starting 27th?
was worth more ($228,751) than Kahne’s victory ($220,275). The victory was Kahne’s 14th and Hendrick Motorsports’ 204th. Kahne has won twice this year, and the team has won ve times. Why is Carl Edwards in Chase trouble? He has one top-10 nish in the past seven races. All four Hendrick Chevys nished in the top seven: Kahne rst, Dale Earnhardt Jr. fourth, Jeff Gordon sixth and Jimmie Johnson seventh.
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Former NASCAR Cup champion Jeff Gordon knows that with seven races before the Chase he’s going to have to win more than once to get into the socalled playoffs. A runner-up finish last year at Indianapolis could be something Gordon can build on as the series comes to the fabled track this week.
A TOUGH TASK
Jeff Gordon’s Chase hopes come down to getting wins By Monte Dutton
NASCAR This Week
LOUDON, N.H. — Never has four-time champion Jeff Gordon gone through a season like this one. Gordon, who turns 41 on Aug. 4, failed to make the Chase, NASCAR’s version of what other sports call playoffs, in 2005, but that year he finished 11th in the final points standings. At present he is 17th, winless and 89 points out of the top 10. In a span of seven races, the chance of Gordon reaching the top 10 (by regular season’s end) is almost nil. He could make the Chase as a wild card, but that would almost certainly require a pair of victories. Gordon finished sixth in the Lenox Industrial Tools 301 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway, but at this point, it makes little difference. Gordon must win and knows it. Indianapolis Motor Speedway is next up on the schedule July 29. Gordon is the only NASCAR driver with four Brickyard victories. He can ill afford to let this one pass without winning a fifth. “We’ve made some gains this year, and the speed has
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shown many times, just the results haven’t,” Gordon said. “But I think back to last year at Indianapolis and how good we were, and that’s what memory I’m going to have going in there this year; how can we be that good, and improve on our performance versus our competition in these next several weeks.” Gordon finished second to upset winner Paul Menard at Indianapolis last year. “The urgency to win starts in Daytona in February, so we’re not doing anything different than we have all year long,” Gordon said. “We’re just trying to cross our T’s and dot our I’s and just do everything right. We know how hard it is to win, and we also know how easy it can be when you do things right and have a fast race car. “Is there urgency? Yeah, absolutely. One win is going to be great, but it’s still not going to get us into the Chase, I don’t believe. We know we’ve got to put a string of races together here to get ourselves in that opportunity to win more than one race.” It’s quite a challenge, even for one of NASCAR’s all-time greats, and the regular season is winding down.
Biffle Had S.C. Success After Darlington Raceway lost one of its two annual races and saw that one moved to the night before Mother’s Day, Greg Biffle won the first two races, each known as the Dodge Charger 500. Biffle won in 2005 and 2006. No Ford driver has won at Darlington since. In the six races since, Chevy drivers have won four times and Toyota drivers twice.
Allmendinger will struggle toFor clear his name The Best In Auto
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WHO’S HOT: Kasey Kahne’s New Hampshire victory makes a spot in the Chase very likely. ... Dale Earnhardt Jr. has nished Kahne 23rd or better in every race and in the top 10 in 14 out of 19.
OK, so it really isn’t a feud. A feud would be better. If the driver and his crew chief had feuded over whether to change two or four tires, Hamlin probably would’ve won the Lenox 301. Instead, they misunderstood each other, apparently on the meaning of the numerals “2” and “4.” NASCAR This Week’s Monte Dutton gives his take: “Both were very graceful afterward. Perhaps this blunder will prevent another one later on.”
Hamlin’s second-place nish
Nationwide Series 1. Elliott Sadler 2. Austin Dillon 3. Ricky Stenhouse Jr. 4. Sam Hornish Jr. 5. Justin Allgaier 6. Michael Annett 7. Cole Whitt 8. Mike Bliss 9. Danica Patrick 10. Brian Scott
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DENNY HAMLIN VS. DARIAN GRUBB
It wasn’t just a faulty pit-road decision that cost Hamlin the race. Had there been a caution ag in the nal 62 laps, he would’ve had a decent shot of catching Kasey Kahne. But there wasn’t one.
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No. 24 DRIVE TO END HUNGER CHEVROLET
Of the Lenox Industrial Tools 301’s 16 lead changes, only two (both by Denny Hamlin) involved a full-speed pass. Both occurred on the rst lap of restarts.
Sprint Cup Series 1. Matt Kenseth 2. Dale Earnhardt Jr. 3. Greg Biffle 4. Jimmie Johnson 5. Denny Hamlin 6. Kevin Harvick 7. Tony Stewart 8. Martin Truex Jr. 9. Clint Bowyer 10. Brad Keselowski 11. Carl Edwards 12. Kasey Kahne
The whole sordid process made many other drivers uneasy. Allmendinger’s suspension seemed to take everyone by surprise.
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riding on the longest of shots. He’s hoping a “B sample” (drug test) won’t reveal what an “A sample” (taken at the same time) detected. His future is as much dependent on commercial viability as driving skill, or, for that matter, rehabilitation.
A.J. Allmendinger has an awful lot
American Ethanol 225, 7:30 p.m., Saturday
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Race: American Ethanol 225 Where: Chicagoland Speedway, Joliet, Ill. (1.5 mi.), 150 laps/225 miles. When: Saturday, July 21. Last year’s winner: Austin Dillon, Chevy. Qualifying record: Steve Arpin, Chevy, 175.507 mph, Sept. 16, 2011. Race record: Austin Dillon, Chevy, 139.703 mph, Sept. 16, 2011. Last week: Toyota driver Timothy Peters scored a victory in Newton, Iowa, his first of the season and fourth of his career. The series points leader managed to slip past Ron Hornaday Jr. on the race’s final restart.
Race: STP 300 Where: Chicagoland Speedway, Joliet, Ill. (1.5 mi.), 200 laps/300 miles. When: Sunday, July 22. Last year’s winner: Justin Allgaier, Chevy. Qualifying record: Ryan Newman, Dodge, 186.438 mph, July 9, 2005. Race record: Brad Keselowski, Dodge, 148.637 mph, Sept. 17, 2011. Last week: Brad Keselowski drove his Dodge to victory in New Hampshire by taking advantage of Kevin Harvick’s misfortune. Harvick had difficulty with a lapped car driven by Amber Cope, and Keselowski managed to slip past.
STP 300, 2 p.m., Sunday
in 2004) 9. Rick Hendrick 10. Gordon 11. Gordon (4), Jimmie Johnson (3), Dale Jarrett (2), Tony Stewart (2) 12. Gordon in 2001
Race: Crown Royal “Your Hero’s Name Here” 400 Where: Indianapolis Motor Speedway (2.5 mi.), 160 laps/400 miles. When: Sunday, July 29. Last year’s winner: Paul Menard, Chevy. Qualifying record: Casey Mears, Dodge, 186.293 mph, Aug. 7, 2004. Race record: Bobby Labonte, Pontiac, 155.912 mph, Aug. 5, 2000. Last week: Kasey Kahne put himself a leg up on everyone else seeking a wild-card spot in the Chase by capturing the Lenox 301 in New Hampshire. The Chevy driver used superior track position to hold off Denny Hamlin’s Toyota.
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Crown Royal “Your Hero’s Name Here” 400, Noon, July 29
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NASCAR This Week
LOUDON, N.H. — In the unlikely event that A.J. Allmendinger manages to clear himself of a failed drug test, his spot in Penske Racing’s No. 22 Dodge is secure until the end of the season. Roger Penske holds an option on Allmendinger’s services for 2013, but first Allmendinger must hope that an inexplicable error caused his suspension by NASCAR officials in the first place. Sam Hornish Jr. has substituted for Allmendinger since the NASCAR ruling came down in Daytona Beach and will Penske likely drive the car at Indianapolis in two weeks if a second test, the “B” sample, doesn’t come back clean. Penske and his team president, Tim Cindric, were on hand at New Hampshire Motor Speedway and voiced support for Allmendinger, vowing not to rush to judgment. Assuming the “A” sample’s analysis is confirmed — and most consider that a foregone conclusion — Allmendinger can regain his eligibility to compete by complying with a NASCAR reinstatement program. Whether his career in NASCAR can withstand the stigma attached to a positive drug test remains to be seen. That’s what teammate Brad Keselowski was talking about when he said the test result was “a death sentence” for Allmendinger. Classy in defeat — It’s difficult to imagine Jeff Gordon going through a season like this one so far. But it’s hard to
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imagine anyone else handling it with such grace. Gordon’s fourth Sprint Cup title was 11 years ago, which is to say it was a Winston Cup title. Gordon hasn’t won this season yet and ranks 17th in the standings, 183 points behind leader Matt Kenseth and 89 points out the top 10. With seven races remaining in the regular season, he probably needs at last two victories to earn one of the two wild-card slots in the Chase. “There are definitely moments in the heat of the moment, especially, when you sense the frustration and it comes out in things you say on the radio or how O ur you handle some of those situations behind closed John Clark/NASCAR This Week doors,” he said. “But, when it comes to how to handle it publicly, I just don’t think it does the team or me or A.J. Allmendinger has been off the track for the past two races because of a failed drug test. If he can clear up theYe testa with anybody any good to handle that negatively.” r!his B Simply incredible — Rare is a New Hampshire sample or go through a NASCAR-approved reinstatement program, Sunday that has a better Sprint Cup race than the he could return to the track. However, there’s no telling how his Whelen Modified Tour race on Saturday. Mike Ste- career would hold up with a positive drug A test llinWhis history. ork fanik won the Town Fair Tire 100 by .003 of a second over Ron Silk. G u aran teed ! That’s right: 3/1,000ths of a second. Son, don’t do what I did — Asked E lvin & Jason about aspirations for his newborn Darrell Waltrip, along with Nate Larkin, wrote Will Never Be son, Keelan, Kevin Harvick said, NSundays elson “We’re hoping for no go-karts. We’re the Same: Racing, Tragedy and Redemption — “My Life in America’s Fastest York: Free Press, $24.99). Waltrip hoping for golf clubs. We’re hoping O pen M Sport” on.(New through Fri. 8 a.m .-5opens p.mwith . an account of the events of the 2001 Daytona 500, won by his brother, that we go in a different direction Michael, alsoStat the occasion of Dale Earnhardt’s tragica death on 617 but S. e Street in Iol there, but, whatever he wants to do.” the final lap. Waltrip also recounts the adventures of his Hall of Fame Ah, the kid’ll drive a race car one driving career, as well as the experiences as a colorful analyst for Fox television coverage of NASCAR. Harvick day.
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