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Countdown to election day Bauer talks ambulance

The ambulance situation in Allen County is voters’ biggest concern, said Don Bauer, Republican candidate for county commission District 3. He is opposed by Jim Talkington for the seat being vacated by first-term incumbent Gary McIntosh. “That’s what I hear most about,” said Bauer. “I think it ought to be kept in the city (Iola) on a coopBauer erative basis,” Bauer said. “I think we could have one ambulance in Iola, one for the rest of the county and one held reserve. That way we could cut down the number (of county ambulances) by one and save money.” His plan also would eliminate ambulances now operated by the city. “I’d like to see ambulances operated out of the (Iola) fire station,” he added. “I always thought the Iola firefighters did a good job. That’s the way it was done for years and it worked well.” Bauer noted his wife Donna worked at Allen County Hospital for 40 years and “I never heard any complaints about ambulances.”

During his campaign, he has heard concerns about “people having to wait on ambulances,” which he thinks may result from dispatchers having to decide which service to call. “It would be better just to dispatch one ambulance and have it go load up the patient,” he said. Bauer had no specific thoughts on the county budget, other than “I know we have to spend enough to keep moving forward,” although, “I think we could cut down in some areas.” District 3 contains the north, west and south sides of Iola — wards 1, 2 and 3 — and South Iola Township.

Talkington eyes services

Jim Talkington agrees that ambulance service is foremost in voters’ minds. Talkington is running against Don Bauer for county commission. “People are Talkington wondering if it will go back to one service and if it does, where it will be located — at the Iola Fire Department, the new hospital or somewhere in the county,” Talkington said. Voters are excited about a new Allen County Hospital, Talkington said, “and the business op-

portunities it may bring to the area.” “They’re also wondering whether a Veterans Affairs clinic is going to locate in Iola,” he said. “I don’t know any more than they do, but it’s something I need to find out about.” Talkington said he’s kept up a presence at the Allen County Fair this past week, but otherwise had done no campaigning to speak of, including no advertising or campaign signs put about the area.

Sifers supports tax cuts

The Affordable Care Act, referred to as Obamacare, even though a national issue, and taxes are the two issues that have surfaced most often, said Bud Sifers, one of three candidates for the Kansas House District 9 seat. Sifers “Obamacare is a big thing for seniors,” Sifers said. “No one seems to have a clear understanding of it, and people are scared. Really, they’re sacred of all government.” Taxes also are mentioned often, he said. “Once you explain the governor’s plan that cutting taxes will help the economy, people warm

up to it,” Sifers said. As for education, many people, and especially those with children, have told Sifers they don’t want funding cut, “and I don’t want it cut either,” he said. “I just think too many dollars in education don’t reach the classroom. “I wouldn’t vote to raise taxes while the economy is struggling, I think that would be disastrous. But when prosperity returns I would be for raising taxes for education.” In the meantime, “we need to find money for education elsewhere,” he said. Sifers said he had been criticized by opponents for supporting Ray Merrick, Johnson County representative, for speaker of the House. “He’s one of the most conservative in the House and if he doesn’t get it, Arlen Siegfried, also from Johnson County, will.” Sifers said the voting strength of metropolitan counties ensures that whoever is elected speaker will come from Johnson County. Sifers’ opponents for the GOP nomination for the District 9 seat are Judy Brigham, Iola, and Ed Bideau, Chanute. No Democrat filed, meaning the seat will be decided in Tuesday’s primary election. See CANDIDATES | Page A7


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Photo ID key to vote By BOB JOHNSON

Polls open at 7 a.m. Tuesday for the primary election. By Friday afternoon more than 350 people had voted in the county clerk’s office or had acquired advance ballots. “We’ve had 193 vote in the office and we’ve sent out 160 advance ballots,” said Sherrie Riebel, Allen County clerk and county election official. She stressed that people may continue to vote in her office and pick up advance ballots until noon Monday. All ballots obtained for voting at home must be returned by the time polls close at 7 p.m. Tuesday. Also, Riebel said anyone who intends to vote must have a government-issued photo identification, a requirement met in most cases with a driver’s license. The two major parties have slightly different rules for voting in the primary. Those registered as Democrats or are unafilliated with a party may vote the Democratic ticket. Those voting the Republican ticket but are unafilliated with a party, may declare themselves as Republicans and vote the ticket. Registered Democrats may not See ID | Page A2



A crossbred steer owned by Jacob Reeves and offered at Thursday night’s annual Allen County Fair livestock auction may have had an inkling of what fate had in store. Weighing a bit over half a ton, the steer balked at entering the sale ring and had to be sold from the entry chute. Most others complied and walked into the ring under guidance of their young owners. When the gavel fell for the last time, 59 animals drew total premiums of $49,775. The breakout was $22,450 for 22 steers, $19,750 for 24 hogs, $4,250 for seven goats and $3,325 for six lambs. Steers were first on the block. Brooklyn Storrer’s crossbred grand champion, weighing 1,335 pounds, drew a premium of $3,400, which when added to the base bid market price of $1,535.25 put $4,935.25 in young Brooklyn’s pocket. Twin Motors, United Missouri Bank of Fort Scott, Superior Products and Apache Sprayers split the grand champion steer premium. On the average, the steers

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plement ponied up $3,800. With a base bid of $164, the total was $3,964. The average premium among 24 hogs was $823. The average for goats was $607, for lambs $554.

The Iola Veterans Day Parade Committee is in need of some extra help — in more ways than one. The committee has been given the green light from the Allen County Commission to extend its Veterans Memorial Wall on the south side of the square. Two additional panels will be placed on each side of the memorial, making a total of six panels on which to engrave names of veterans. Two donations of $1,000 each have already been made to go toward the extension. Each will donor will have a window dedicated in their See VETERANS | Page A6

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Allen County 4-H Boosters added money for steer, hog and lamb premiums, which meant not a steer drew a premium of less than $750, hogs $600 and

School lunches get healthier


Veterans look to expand wall


Returning USD 257 students, faculty and staff are in for a more colorful — and healthier — menu this year. In an attempt to fight what Cheryl Johnson, Kansas Department of Education nutrition and wellness director, termed, “a growing trend in childhood obesity,” a new set of standards are being instituted in what kinds of food and more importantly, how much of it, hits the plate of students. In 2010, Congress passed a law called the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act. The law included a change in philosophy from what constitutes a nutritious meal, transitioning from a predominance of carbohydrates to more

Project 17, the regional economic development initiative, has been awarded $715,000 in grants this week. The money will be used primarily to bring jobs to southeast Kansas, said David Toland, executive director of Thrive Allen County and one of four members of a subcommittee who developed a vision for the program. Project 17 is one of 13 initiatives across the country to secure the funding from The Rural Jobs Accelerator Challenge, a threeyear program designed to encourage the growth of business in rural areas. “The idea is to ‘re-shore’ businesses that southeast Kansas has lost to other countries,” Toland said. He used Haldex Brakes as an example. Iola’s division was moved to Monterrey, Mexico in the fall of 2010. Not only did the area lose good jobs for 165 employees, it is also was left with a large building designed for a specific purpose. “Our goal is to find jobs that meet the talents of our people, and also repurpose vacant buildings such as Haldex’s,” Toland said. “The funding will help us link our resources with those of other industries, bringing them to our area.” Of the funding, $215,000 comes from USDA Rural Development and $500,000 from the Economic Development Administration.

Brooklyn Storrer leads her grand champion steer into the sale ring at the Allen County Fair livestock auction Thursday night. The steer drew a premium of $3,400 and total sale price of $4,935.25. fetched $1,025. The highest premium of the night went to Briann Burris’ grand champion hog, a crossbred weighing 293 pounds. Twin Motors and Storrer Im-


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Pots line the north side of the lunch building at Iola High School where various kinds of vegetables are grown. The crops harvested from the pots will help make up a small portion of the new items featured on school menus this year. fruits and vegetables, protein and whole grains. This new look was mandated to be in place by the 2012-2013 school year. New guidelines require a halfVol. 114, No. 196

cup of fruit or vegetables to be served with each meal. The kinds of vegetables will vary, including dark green, red/orSee LUNCHES | Page A5

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Saturday, very hot. Partly cloudy with a 30 percent chance of thunderstorms. Highs around 103. Southwest winds 10 to 15 mph. Saturday night, partly cloudy in the evening. Then mostly cloudy with a chance of thunderstorms after midnight. Lows in the lower 70s. Heat index readings of around 100 early in the evening. Southwest winds around 10 mph in the evening shifting to the northwest after midnight. Chance of rain 30 percent. Sunday, partly cloudy. Highs in the mid 90s. North winds around 10 mph. Sunday night, mostly clear. Lows in the upper 60s. Monday, mostly sunny. Highs in the mid 90s.

Charles Alan Johnson, 60, Gas, died Wednesday, Aug. 1, 2012, at his home. Charles was born May 15, 1952, in Iola, the son of William Orin and Lavon ( K i n m a n ) Charles Johnson Johnson. He grew up in Iola, graduated from Iola High School in 1970, and attended Allen County Junior College. On Dec. 29, 1973, Charles married Roberta L. Varvel in Aliceville. They made their home in Iola a year before moving to Gas. They owned and operated Johnson Construction, Inc. In 1997, they purchased Skidmore’s Davis Paint and since had operated it as Home Detail. He was a member of Iola’s First Baptist Church, and enjoyed working in his church and served as a trustee for years. Johnson also enjoyed motorcycles and belonged to the Christian Motorcyclists Association, Patriot Guard and American Legion Riders. Music was another of his interests. He played the violin in the Iola Area Symphony Orchestra and in the pit orchestra for community theater productions. Johnson is survived by his wife of 38 years; three children, Michael A. Johnson and wife Tiffany, Banning, Calif., Linette M. Burton and husband Paul, Iola, and Kristina R. Palmer and husband Jonathon, Iola; his mother, Lavon Johnson, Iola; two siblings, Ronald L. Johnson and wife Terry, Gypsum, and Patricia J. Scrivner and husband Bill, Ozark, Mo.; and five grandchildren, Gabi, Alex, Amelia, Isaac and Logan. He was preceded in death by his father, William Orin Johnson, in 2010. Funeral service will be at 10 a.m. today at First Baptist Church. Burial will be in Highland Cemetery. Memorial gifts may be left at Waugh-Yokum & Friskel Memorial Chapel for First Baptist Church or Christian Motorcyclists Association. Online condolences for the family may be left at

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Four injured in U.S. 169 crash Four people were injured in a traffic accident on U.S. 169 east of Iola Thursday evening. Bobby Dean Sanborn, 35, Burlington, was transferred to the University of Kansas Medical Center after the utility vehicle he was driving collided with a highway transport driven by Terry Ray Walker, 42, Houston, Texas. According to the Highway Patrol, the transport was northbound and was passing a vehicle. Sanborn, headed south, tried to avoid the transport by driving

onto the right shoulder. Walker, also trying to avoid a collision, drove on the shoulder as well and collided with Sanborn’s SUV. Three passengers in

the Sanborn vehicle were taken to Allen County Hospital. All are from Burlington. They are Jennifer Lee Hageman, 28, Kylee Ann Sanborn, 4, and Kaiden Barnett, 8.

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switch parties to vote the Republican ballot. People registered with any minor party, such as Libertarian, may not vote in Democrat or Republican elections. Allen County has five polling places. They are: LaHarpe Senior Center, for East Elm and Deer Creek townships, including LaHarpe. Gas City Hall, for West Elm Township, including Gas. Moran Community Center for Marmaton, Osage, North Elsmore and South Elsmore townships, including Moran, Elsmore, Savonburg and Mildred. Humboldt Baptist Church for Humboldt, Cottage Grove, Logan and Salem townships, including Humboldt and Petrolia. Iola’s North Community Building for Carlyle, Geneva, North Iola and South Iola townships, as well as all four wards of Iola, Bassett and Carlyle. Questions about the election or to check on registration may be directed to the clerk’s office, 365-1407. Election results will be posted on the Iola Register’s website on Tuesday evening.

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Police reports Break-in

Chelsea Reno, 23, Piqua, reported her storage unit


had been broken into Monday at 510 S. State St.

Signs destroyed

James Smith, 66, Iola, reported several signs dis-


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played on his properties were destroyed Monday. The properties are located at 205 and 215 S. Cottonwood St.

Home broken into

Justin Solon reported the front door of his home was forced open by an unknown suspect. The break-in occurred at 3:30 a.m. Monday at 817 N. Walnut St.


Kalynne Connell, 27, Iola, reported she was a victim of battery Monday in the 1200 block of East Street. A suspect was named.


Missy Rogers, 35, Iola, re-

ported burglary and theft of Christmas decorations from a shed behind her home located at 806 Kansas Dr. The incident occurred Monday evening. The items stolen are valued at more than $1,000.


which had no city dog tags and no current rabies shots. Her dog reportedly bit a person at 305 S. Washington St.

Warrant arrest for other jurisdiction

Legin Johnston, 46, was arrested Tuesday in connection with a warrant issued in Kingman County. The arrest occurred in the 300 block of South Third Street.

Disorderly conduct

Gerrie Ping was arrested Tuesday at Crossroads Motel. It was the second time officers responded to an ongoing argument between Ping and Chelisama Fishback.


Dennis Aquino, 57, Iola, reported items stolen from his room located at 14 N. State St. Wednesday. The items are worth $14. A suspect has been identified.

Animal bite

Hazel Shimp, 39, Iola, was charged with owning a dog

House unable to pass drought relief bill WASHINGTON (AP) — The quarrelsome House couldn’t even agree on whether to formally adjourn, but that didn’t stop Congress from taking five weeks off. Coming up are weeks of campaigning to keep their jobs, the Republican and Democratic presidential conventions and a return in September to face the same issues, some of real consequence to the nation’s future, that they’ve left unresolved. The difficulties of bridging the partisan gap were in evidence on their last day, when lawmakers were unable to agree on two pressing problems: how to help livestock producers suffering from widespread drought and how to protect critical industries from cyberattacks launched by terrorists or other enemies. The GOP-led House narrowly approved a bill to revive expired disaster relief programs for cattle and sheep farmers who have seen the price of feed soar because of drought damage to corn and other crops. But the Senate, controlled by Democrats, sidestepped action on the bill, saying it was insufficient and that the House should instead

consider a comprehensive five-year farm policy bill that the Senate passed in June. The Senate also reached an impasse on legislation to bring the government and businesses together to protect the nation’s infrastructure from cyberattacks. The main stumbling block was the role the Homeland Security Department and other federal agencies should play in protecting U.S. businesses. Republicans blocked further consideration of the Senate bill, supported by the White House, saying it would lead to Washington imposing a heavy hand on the private sector without substantially reducing risks. Both parties said they were committed to approving a final bill when they return in September, although bridging differences in their approaches will not be easy. On its final vote Thursday, the House capped off its summer of dysfunction by rejecting a procedural motion on adjournment. Every Democrat and a third of Republicans voted against it: Democrats, as they made their exits, said the House shouldn’t leave without doing something about the looming tax cut showdown, while some Republicans are concerned that President Barack Obama will make recess appointments if Congress is officially not in session.

Before departing, lawmakers highlighted those differences on taxes that will dominate the congressional scene this fall. The Senate Finance Committee, on a bipartisan vote, approved a $200 billion-plus package to renew dozens of tax breaks for businesses such as biodiesel and wind energy producers. On the other side of the Capitol, the House voted mainly along party lines to pass legislation putting the House on record in support of tax reform that would lower the top income tax rate to 25 percent and end some of the types of special interest tax breaks included in the Senate measure. Senate Finance Committee members defended their actions, saying they had succeeded in eliminating almost 20 existing tax breaks. Among those being allowed to expire was a tax credit for ethanol producers. The annual package of special interest tax credits had grown from 42 items in 1998 to 154 last year. Taxes will take center stage this fall when Congress must decide how to handle the Bush-era tax cuts set to expire at the end of the year. The Senate has joined President Barack Obama in calling for the termination of those tax cuts for people earning more than $200,000 a year and couples making more than $250,000.

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Campaign cash flow shows motives behind giving Follow the money is wise advice. The Kansas Chamber of Commerce, for example, spent more than $231,000 in July alone trying to defeat a dozen Republican state senators seeking re-election. The biggest donor to the chamber’s effort remains Wichita-based Koch Industries, Inc., which gave the C of C PAC $125,000 last month alone. That’s more than half of the total raised. All from one family-owned company. Why, Kansans should ask, do the Koch brothers spend so much money trying to buy Kansas government? The $125,000 is just a fraction of their 2012 contributions to radical right candidates. While questions are being asked, Kansas businesses should also wonder why the state c h a m b e r, which pretends to represent the businesses and industries of all of the state, would accept such large contributions from a single company. Doesn’t it know that doing so gives the impression that the Kochs own the chamber like they own Americans for Prosperity? Bad public relations. Follow the money and compare that $231,000 spent in a single month to the $81,000 the Kansas Traditional Republican Majority PAC has raised since the beginning of the year. The Traditional Republicans — Denise Apt of Iola is among them — is supporting the senators the state chamber is attacking. The 50 former state leaders on the Traditional GOP membership list were the leading decision-makers in the state just a few years ago. They organized this year, with Rochelle Chronister of Neodesha as president, to support and encourage candidates who support adequate funding for education, good highways, medical

care for low-income families, a strong justice system and a healthy environment. They are using sweet reason rather than vicious political ads to make their argument for moderation. That may be a mistake. In today’s politics the motto appears to be, if it isn’t negative, it won’t fly. FOLLOW THE MONEY and learn that a political action committee formed by Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach has spent $11,000 on behalf of the radicals who are opposing the moderate senators seeking re-election. Kobach says he is backing candidates who want to do something about voter fraud in Kansas. All of those he supports also oppose the moderates under fire — who are as opposed to voter fraud as is Mr. Kobach. Despite all of his bluster, Kobach has yet to demonstrate that Kansas voters cheat at the polls. His crusade is nothing more than a ploy to attract votes. Kansans, however, may feel that they have been the victim of fraud when they see the state’s chief election officer using his tax-supported office for partisan political purposes. The secretary of state oversees all elections. One would hope and expect the office would be run even-handedly. Kobach’s flagrant attacks on a dozen sitting senators because they are Republican moderates should worry all Kansas Democrats and independents as well as it does the immediate targets of his partisanship. With Kobach in charge, can any Kansas election be completely fair to all candidates? Follow the money, tell your friends what you find — and hope against hope that Kansas voters still aren’t for sale. — Emerson Lynn, jr.

By any other name — propaganda Earlier this week a now-former subscriber came to the Register asking that I read a newspaper he had in hand. “You’ll not get my renewal until you read this,” he said. I gave him my promise, but I doubt he’ll hold up his end of the bargain. The newspaper is The All American Banner, published in Adair, Okla. It’s not a newspaper in today’s sense of the word. Rather, The Banner has as its objective a political agenda, much like the newspapers of the late 1800s when Robert McCormick and his Chicago Tribune, William Randolph Hearst and the San Francisco Examiner, and Joe Medill of the New York Daily News, held sway. Those newspaper titans geared their news to promote their personal agendas be it abolition, federalism, going to war with Spain over Cuba or anti-war. Today’s analogies would be Rupert Murdoch and his Fox News station and its ultra-conservative agenda. On the left, would be MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow and Lawrence O’Donnell shows. The Banner does not distinguish opinion from news. Most every story is a personal column of some sort written with a particular slant and slander. President Barack Obama and the Democratic Party in general are the bane of The Banner. On page 1, President Obama is called a “Marxist/Islamist leader,” a “dictator,” and a president who is in office “illegally.”

AS AN AMERICAN it’s embarrassing our president must prove

he is a U.S. citizen, a Christian, and that he was elected by a majority of the U.S. electorate in 2008. As a journalist, it’s disturbing that The Banner is seen as a purveyor of news, when it’s no more than propaganda for a rightwing conspiracy to defame the president and his administration. Obama wasn’t the only victim of vitriol. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton also was accused of undermining the Second Amendment because of her efforts through the United Nations to halt international arms sales to gangs, criminals and violent groups. “It’s merely a convenient facade to conceal the Arms Trade Treaty’s true intent: to force gun control on the United States,” The Banner wrote in a sinister tone. As can be imagined, most of the Banner’s news comes from outside sources including RedState, a conservative newsblog; Rick Morris, a commentator on Fox News; CNS News, originally known as the Conservative News Service; WND, a conservative news website with an “emphasis on aggressive investigative reporting and gossip,” and the ultra-conservative Heritage Foundation. Several stories also were obviously “lifted” from news service but given no attribution — a no-no with principled publishers. Perhaps I’m a little sensitive on the issue. But when truth is your bread and butter there’s no fudging the facts.

work on the Agriculture Committee, and Economic Lifelines for her support of the highways here in Kansas. Of particular importance to me as president of Iola Kansans for Life was her work and votes in support of the life of the unborn and her vote to protect health and safety of the those women who do choose to have an abortion here in Kansas. When Caryn was sent a formal questionnaire by the Kansans for Life PAC she answered every question and her answers were heartfelt and direct. And so Kansans for Life has endorsed her. Finally, as a senior citizen, I am very concerned about health care and the effect of the health care reform taking place. Half a

trillion dollars will be taken from Medicare to finance other parts of the act. And from news reports there will be doctors who will refuse to take us as patients. Another question is whether a federal panel in Washington be making decisions about what care I can and cannot have. Caryn has voted for the Kansas Health Care Freedom Amendment. She has said that if elected to the Kansas Senate she will vote to allow Kansans to opt out of the mandate that the national law will be imposing on Kansans. Please join me in voting for Kansas by voting for Caryn Tyson for Kansas Senate 12th District. Sincerely, Marcia Roos, Iola, Kan.

Susan Lynn Register editor

Elsewhere in the paper Obama is alleged to be the son of a communist father and “leftist” mother, who sent him to prep and Ivy League schools where “his contempt for the country was reinforced.” The source of this “news” is Rush Limbaugh, the radio polemicist. I seriously doubt if Honolulu High School, Obama’s high school, has anything in common with an East Coast prep school such as New York’s Darrow — tuition $32,000. Or that Occidental College in Los Angeles carries the prestige of a Yale or Princeton. It wasn’t until Obama enrolled at Columbia University — still not Ivy League — that he became a serious student, which earned him the marks to study law at Harvard, also the school of choice of George W. Bush, class of 1975. Unlike Bush, however, Obama attended university on scholarships and incurred student debt. No silver spoon in sight.

Letters to the editor Dear editor,

Returning to Chanute in 1967 we’ve considered it a privilege to know Ed Bideau as a personal friend, fellow committee member, as our county attorney and state representative. We admire his trust worthiness, knowledge and integrity and would trust him explicitly to fairly represent all of us in southeast Kansas. Vote for Ed Bideau on Tuesday. Dave and Alice Robinson, Chanute, Kan. Dear editor,

I endorse Ed Bideau for 9th District representative for the Kansas House and urge your support and vote for him on Tuesday. Though I don’t know what I might write that hasn’t already been said or written, I will share some thoughts based on my personal and professional contacts with Ed (beginning in the early 1980s when he was Neosho County attorney and continuing to today). Without exception, I know Ed to be a man of unquestionable honesty and integrity, strong in his convictions, personal faith and beliefs, and committed to his family. I support Ed because I know that he will objectively examine an issue, because he has the heart, the intellect and the analytical skills to do so, and be-

cause he will not act from a preconceived conclusion or position. I know that he will not always agree with what I might think to be best, but also know that differing points of view will be respectfully and reasonably considered. As a Kansas “representative” I believe that Ed understands that he would truly “represent” the people of his district — all of them. And as his son has said, “Ed helps people” and, I believe, truly likes people — a quality that should not be undervalued. For all the above reasons, I will vote for Ed on Tuesday, and respectfully urge you to vote for him, also. Tom Mikulka, Chanute, Kan. Dear editor,

Through adversity, through turmoil, through a flood, there is one candidate for state representative of District 9 that we are convinced will stand up for what this district needs. And that person is Judy Brigham. Someone who is kind and considerate, yet has tireless energy to fight for what we need in this district. Judy is a very intelligent person and has a lot of experience to go forth as our state representative. She will put the needs of her constituents first and foremost. Judy is honest and has integrity

and that is definitely something we need more of in government. Please join with us as we vote for Judy Brigham for our state representative for the 9th District. Bill and Gayle Campbell, Iola, Kan. Dear editor,

The 12th Senate District here is an important race and I will vote for Caryn Tyson. Why? She is what she says she is, a Reagan Republican. In the Kansas House she serves on the House Tax Committee and the Agriculture Committee among others. That is important because this past session she helped people in Kansas by voting to reduce taxes from the highest of the states around us to the lowest. Businesses will now be able to move here and create jobs for Kansans without the penalty of the high taxes of the past. This was such a good idea that 29 of the 31 Republican Senators voted to pass the bill. For Caryn’s help in the House, Governor Brownback has endorsed her. Because of her help, those who know what encourages business to relocate to Kansas, the Kansas Chamber of Commerce has also endorsed her. Others endorsing her are the NRA for helping protect your Second Amendment rights, the Linn County Farm Bureau for her

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initially will be getting the students to embrace the change in what is being offered. According to Riebel, the greatest worry is how much food the change will end up wasting initially. “Kids are used to eating more carbs and things like that,” Riebel said. “I think we’ll end up throwing away a lot of food starting out until the kids get used to what we are serving.” Part of changing the carbohydrate-driven culture is a grant program that USD 257 has participated in for three years. The fresh fruit and vegetable program is from a federal grant, which is disbursed through the KSDE. The intent of the program is to get elementary children accustomed to eating fruits and vegetables that they might not have encountered before. The additional food will be offered in the way of snacks for the children. The grant is worth a little more than $32,000 and is a one-time grant for this year.

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and beans/peas. Starchy vegetables like potatoes will be offered in smaller amounts in order to meet new federally mandated calorie counts. Bread will go from white flour to a whole grain and the serving size will be smaller in order to keep the meal within calorie restrictions. New milk regulations will require two kinds of milk to be served. Either a low-fat unflavored variety, which can be 1 percent and skim or a flavored choice, traditionally chocolate, which must be fat-free. One change that will be seen immediately will be on the salad bar. Iceberg lettuce has been the staple leading up to this year. That will change to Romaine lettuce taking over as the primary green. The meals also will be required to meet the bar of zero trans fats. This is something that Colleen Riebel, director of USD

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257 food services, said will be less of an issue than it might have been in the past. “We don’t use a lot of prepackaged foods,” Riebel said. “What we do use though is part of the trend in zero trans fats.” The main concern for Riebel and her staff will be the increased preparation time needed for the change in meal composition. “We’ll have to spend a lot more time washing off vegetables and fruits and getting them prepared for transport,” Riebel said. Riebel said the staff will be shifted around to meet the new challenges. What that means for students are fewer desserts because staff previously assigned to make them now will focus on the healthier items. Despite the changes, staff hours and the number of employees working won’t change. Not only will the prep time increase, the food service staff must now contend with even less room in an already tightly spaced kitchen. In order to get all the food out in a timely manner, the kitchen now features an additional sink designated for washing vegetables and fruits. “It’s going to be tight in there,” Riebel said. “I know we’ll work around it but it’ll be another new challenge.” Riebel’s chief concern

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“Hopefully those younger kids will become exposed to that kind of food and maybe a couple years down the road we won’t have as much to throw away,” said Riebel. In terms of budget impact, while Riebel has worked on setting up some planters outside of the lunch building at the high school, the reality is the district will have to purchase more fresh produce. Because calorie restrictions are making portion sizes smaller, the overall cost won’t be a significant change one way or the other. “Right now we are one of the more expensive schools when compared to the rest of the surrounding area,” Riebel said. “But as more of those schools start to move toward what we are doing, their prices will go up as well. Our prices won’t change a lot.” Many of these changes won’t be seen on the first day of classes. The mandated changes weren’t officially put in place until after Riebel had made the first major food purchase for the coming school year. So students will get a transition toward the new menu. Riebel said the new menu will be in full swing late into the fall and all of the spring. Riebel also thinks that while the transition to the expected menu is a positive thing, the change can’t be the only one made if childhood obesity is the reason for the menu changes. “There’s other things involved in this as well,” Riebel said. “I think they should mandate more physical education to go with these changes. Kids spend a lot less time outside than when I was younger so getting them outside more when they aren’t in school is important. Plus we serve them only one full meal a day. What they eat at home and on the weekends also will play a factor.”


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The Advanced Manufacturing Institute of Kansas State University is working closely with Project 17 leaders in this effort. Business leaders such as Joe Works of B&W Trailer Hitches in Humboldt have used the K-State resource to expand their reach, Toland said. AMI personel wrote the grant for the $715,000, Toland said, and will continue to work with Project 17 to

address four key areas: economic development, healthcare, leadership, and permanent structure. Project 17 includes the counties of Allen, Anderson, Bourbon, Chautauqua, Cherokee, Coffey, Crawford, Elk, Franklin, Greenwood, Labette, Linn, Miami, Montgomery, Neosho, Wilson and Woodson. In March, the initiative was awarded $1 million for leadership training from the Kansas Leadership Center, Wichita.

lambs $500. The sale was open to livestock entered in the fair by 4-H and FFA members that won blue or red ribbons. Owners had the option of offering an animal for sale. Buyers also had the option of either paying just the premium and letting the animal go to a processor

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or taking possession, which also meant assuming the base bid. The sale concluded fair activities at Riverside Park, except for Friday morning’s cleanup. The fair’s Demolition Derby is at Humboldt Speedway, two miles east of Humboldt, starting at 7 this evening. Admission is $10 or two event tickets.

USD 257 staff members sit at tables bordering the Iola High School commons area Thursday. It was the first day of 2012-2013 enrollment for the district. Among the stations, students had their fingerprints registered as part of a new system to help keep better track of lunches purchased. The system has been in use by Humboldt schools since last year.

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Corrections In Thursday’s issue of the Register in “Sales take over town square” a name was incorrect. Brenda Miller is the owner and operator of Annie’s Attic, not Brenda Williams. The Register regrets the error. On the photo “steering straight” a name was incorrect. John Hutton was the boy steering the pig in the photo, not Trent Johnson. The Register regrets the error.

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Most people are concerned about education and how it is to be funded, said Judy Brigham, candidate for the 9th District House of Representatives. Brigham gains her perspective from beating the campaign trail primarily in Iola, Humboldt and Chanute. “ I ’ v e come to realize how many people are involved in Brigham education through either their jobs or their children,” she said. “Not only is it a big economic engine for the area, but just about everyone is affected by how good our schools are. People are concerned the schools be able to maintain their reputations of providing a good education. That’s been a real consistent message from Iola to Humboldt to Chanute.” The economy comes in a distant second, Brigham said, from conversations with voters. Gun rights? “Not even on the map,” she said. Brigham has been a fixture at the Allen County Fair and otherwise pounding the sidewalks in Chanute, Humboldt and Iola. “Chanute’s been tough,” Brigham conceded of her opponent’s, Ed Bideau, home turf. Her other opponent, Bud Sifers, is also of Iola. Still, Brigham said, the campaign “has been an enjoyable experience. I’ve had the opportunity to talk with a lot of people whom I may not otherwise have been able to meet. It’s been heart-

warming to hear their concerns. It makes me glad I’m from southeast Kansas.” A first-time campaigner, Brigham said the experience has taught her “to really listen. “I think early in the campaign I found myself not really concentrating on people’s concerns, but rather what my reply would be. That’s not listening. I’ve since learned to slow down, take to heart their concerns, and then take the time to give a heartfelt reply,” she said.

Bideau finds education, taxes, biggest concerns

“What’s Topeka going to do to us little towns in southeast Kansas,” is a common refrain Ed Bideau has heard on the campaign trail for 9th District House of Representatives. “There’s a real fear, especially concerning education, that the big Bideau cities will rob the small towns of their due,” Bideau said. “A large percentage of our funding for schools comes from an equalization formula,” he said, which levels the playing field between rich and poor school districts. “People are alarmed the cuts could be substantial if that funding is lost,” he said. Bideau, Chanute, faces Judy Brigham and Bud Sifers of Iola for the House seat. Increased property taxes are a real concern for businesses in downtowns and industrial parks, Bideau said. “There’s a far greater worry about the property

tax load compared to any other form of taxation,” he said. Voters also would like to see a greater emphasis put on rural redevelopment, Bideau said. “The goals of Project 17 are right on,” he said. “Our issues are different from those of cities. We need to ensure our voices are heard in the Legislature.”

Francis prepares for final push

County commission incumbent Rob Francis is doing everything he can to finish the primary season strong. “I’ve been busy,” Francis said. “I’ve managed to visit every home in the district at least once so I think everyone knows where I stand on things.” The issue of ambulance service, which Francis ran on in his first campaign, is one that Francis hasn’t had to talk as much about. Francis thinks part of that is due to a process already in place that is exploring the issue. “We’re just waiting to find out what is going to come of the report that is coming down from the state. P e o p l e feel more at ease Francis because they know between the committee that’s been appointed and the report, we’ll hopefully have some answers on that soon.” As for the rest of the campaign, Francis plans on not letting up. “I’m planning on doing

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DISTRICT COURT Judge Daniel Creitz Civil cases filed:

Amy Karr et al., v. Michael Karr, child support payments. Annette M. Norris v. Richard E. Keeler, protection from abuse order. Lyle E. Williamson v. Wendy Y. Williamson, divorce. Convicted of speeding or other violations with fines assessed: Burton Basil Riply Jr., Independence, Mo., 75/65, $143. Amber L. Johnson, Independence, no liability insurance, $398. Jennifer M. Key, Kansas City, Kan., 80/65, $173. William E. Launius, Belleville, Ill., 79/65, $167. Christina Hedstrom, Yates Center, no liability insurance, $398. Trent W. Goodell, Fort Scott, 80/65, $173. Matthew A. Nelson, Edwardsville, 80/65, $173. Brad S. Davis, Parsons, 75/65, $143. Shelly A. Blevins-Barnett, Humboldt, 52/30, $221. Tamara L. Bratton, Coffeyville, 75/65, $143. Brian A. Gahagan, Chanute, 78/65, $161. Sherri A. Yoho, LeRoy, 75/55, $203. Adrienne L. Gutierrez, Humboldt, 65/55, $143.

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everything I can to make sure people know me and what I stand for,” Francis said. “Less than a week and there’s still plenty to do.”

Froggatte predicts tight race

Jared Froggatte is continuing his push to let voters know where he stands on what he thinks are pressing issues in the Allen County Sheriff ’s race. “It’s been a good run,” Froggatte said. “I’ve managed to get around to most parts of the county and talk to a lot of different people. They’ve also come and talked to me which has been great to get some feedback and ideas.” While Froggatte isn’t surprised by the discussion on the issues of drugs and theft

Kristen K. Siler, Pittsburg. Teagan K. Perrymeant, Iola. Diversion agreements: Juliet Rhyerd, Iola, trespassing. Crystal C. Dix, LaHarpe, possession of drug paraphernalia, $510. Wendy L. Kauffman, Chanute, transporting an open container, $448. Thomas F. Howard, Shawnee, 80/65, $198. David A. Garver, Iola, first driving while intoxicated offense, $1273. Austin B. Lebahn, Rogerville, Mo., 76/65, $174. Failed to appear: Seth A. Caldwell, Lee’s Summit, Mo., 75/65. Heidi J. Kralicek, Mulberry, 77/65. Joel T. Mcintire, Mannford, Okla., 85/65. Derek M. Bauer, Tulsa, Okla., 85/65. Kyle J. Robertson, Kansas City, Mo., 75/65. Zachary A. Morgan, Wichita, driving with no license. Criminal cases filed: Stephanie J. Troxel, Iola, methamphetamine possession. Harley Laver, Iola, methamphetamine possession. Alyssa B. Stewart, Kincaid, consumption by minor. Civil contract cases filed: Bank of America v. Michael Neria et al. Southwestern Bell v. NPL Construction Company. Small claims filed: Homeplus Finance Corporation v. Jose A. Torres et al. FIA Card Services, NA v. Andrew C. Alumbaugh.

IOLA MUNICIPAL COURT Judge Thomas Saxton Convicted of violations with fines assessed: Kyle I. Depaola, Iola, 40/30, $140. Lisa M. Knoblich, 36/30, $140. Robert A. Lambert, Iola, minor consuming alcohol, 30 days jail sentence suspended for six months probation, drivers license suspended 30 days, $300. Jimmy Joe Lee, Buffalo, Mo., driving on suspended license six months jail sentence for 12 months probation, $180. Franklin Logan III, Elsmore, theft, 30 days in jail sentence suspended for 12 months probation, $300. Matthew G. Meek, Iola, minor consuming alcohol, 30 days jail sentence suspended for six months probation and drivers license suspended 30 days, $300. Pedro J. Morrillo, Fulton, 45/35. $140. Ray L. Phillips, Colony, failure to yield, $180. Travis L. Walters, Iola, driving on a suspended license, five days of jail sentence suspended for six months probation, $180. Paul F. Young, Chanute, harrassment by telecommunications device, 30 days of jail sentence suspended for six months probation, $300. Convicted of no seat belt and fined $10: Christopher A. Martin, Iola.

in the county, the issue of budget, which is a key plank in his platform, hasn’t been as much of a hot-button topic as he thought it would be. “The budget is a really important thing in this race,” Fro gg atte said. “We need to cut the fat from the budget.” Froggatte F r o g gatte contends the Allen County jail, in particular, is where money can saved. “We need to rein in the jail here in terms of spending,” Froggatte said. “I think it’s a place where we can save money by cutting back on some things and then also bringing in short-term sentence inmates to help offset

some of our costs.” Froggatte thinks he is the only one really focusing on the budget right now because his opponent, Bryan Murphy, who currently serves as undersheriff, doesn’t want to criticize budget policies that he has in part been responsible for instituting. “I think Bryan is a professional, but I also think he doesn’t want to criticize [current Allen County Sheriff] Tom Williams,” Froggatte said. With just a few days left until Tuesday’s election, Froggatte vows to continue to campaign vigorously. He thinks the race will end up being a tight one. “I think both myself and Bryan Murphy are qualified, so it’s going to be a close,” Froggatte said. “Hopefully


August 7

R ecently, it’s been su ggested that the efforts to recall Iola C ity C ou ncil m em bers K en R ow e and K endall C allahan are based on a m isu nderstanding of the K ansas O pen M eetings A ct. T his is not the case. T he O pen M eetings A ct req u ires that governing bodies su ch as the Iola C ity C ou ncil condu ct their affairs in open and pu blic m eetings. T his req u irem ent applies not only to the C ity C ou ncil as a w hole, bu t also to the com m ittees that condu ct m u ch of the C ou ncil’s bu siness. T hu s, a m eeting attended by a m ajority of the m em bers of a com m ittee of the C ity C ou ncil is su bject to the O pen M eetings A ct, regardless of w hether a m ajority of the fu ll C ou ncil is present at that m eeting. T he petitions for recall are based on C ou ncilm en R ow e’s and C allahan’s condu ct of C ity bu siness via com m ittee in non-pu blic m eetings. T his is a violation of the K ansas O pen M eetings A ct, and it constitu tes m iscondu ct su bject to recall from office.


T he A u gu st 7 vote to recall C ou ncilm en R ow e and C allahan w ere carefu lly planned, taking into consideration the best interests of the C ity of Iola and its citizens. T hrou ghou t the recall effort, Iolans for G ood G overnm ent has consu lted w ith the O ffice of the A ttorney G eneral of K ansas, the L eagu e of K ansas M u nicipalities, the A llen C ou nty C lerk, the A llen C ou nty A ttorney, and its ow n private election cou nsel. T he recall vote is approved, legal, schedu led, and w ill proceed on A u gu st 7. E arly voting is available now .


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Engagements Sara Meiwes and Scott Stinnett Sara Meiwes and Scott Stinnett are planning an Oct. 20 wedding at St. John’s Catholic Church in Iola. The bride-elect is the daughter of Gene and Karen Meiwes. She is a 2007 graduate of Marmaton Valley High School and a 2010 graduate of Pittsburg State University, with a bachelor’s degree in mathematics education. The groom-to-be is the son of Randy and Vicki Stinnett. He is a 2002 grad-

uate of Crest High School. He is employed as a driver for Pacer Energy and Marketing.

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Rev. Steve Traw’s morning message was “It’s For God” from Philippians 4:10-23. Mary Steward, Joyce Sneed and Cheryl Klingensmith asked to have their church memberships moved to the Carlyle Presbyterian Church.

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Gene Chambers has returned home after undergoing heart surgery at Kansas Heart Hospital in Wichita. He spent a few days at Windsor Place in Iola for therapy. On Sunday, Jim Hinson, Iola, and Joanne McIntyre went to Beto Junction, where they had lunch with Jim’s daughter and son-in-law, Diana

and Richard Deeds, Emporia. Tracy Ames will spend the weekend with her parents, Vera Shafer and John Sheenham. Ames and her son, Spencer, will go to Independence, where he will participate in a regional swim meet. Spencer also has been promoted to the rank of Tenderfoot in the Boy Scouts.


Crash victim sent to KU Med Center William Hegwald, 45, Chanute, was transported to University of Kansas Medical Center following a fatality accident at the intersection of U.S. 169 and Oregon Road just before midnight Wednesday. Tina Dixon, 42, Chanute, died in the crash. She was a passenger on the motorcycle driven by Hegwald. The Highway

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Patrol reported neither Dixon nor Hegwald was wearing a helmet. Hegwald’s motorcycle, southbound on the highway, collided with a car headed east on Oregon Road driven by Savannah Stoneking, 18, Valley Center. She and a passenger, Mason T. Jones, 21, Iola, were taken to Allen County Hospital.

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Neosho Falls news Last weekend I enjoyed a ride to Hutchinson with son Dee and family to watch them pack up grandson Mike and move him to Fort Scott. Last Tuesday, the members of the senior center had a lovely surprise when Beulah Smith walked in. Her sons from Wichita dropped her off and they went fishing. Wednesday evening, several members went out in the heat for a potluck supper with election following.

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Bang for their buck

There’s always a lot of bucking going on at the annual Allen County Fair Rodeo. And there was plenty of bang in the 2012 rodeo also. At right, rodeo funny man Tuffy Gessling’s simple little shooting demonstration turned into hot pants when he trusted his assistant to shoot a balloon out of his hand. Up top, the look on Jake McKellips face says it all about his attempt in the saddle bronc riding event at Friday night’s performance. The roughstock for the rodeo was provided by C.K. McKellips Rodeo Company of Raymore, Mo.

At left, it’s a face plant for a C.K. McKellips bull with Cody Hunsperger aboard in Friday’s go-round of the bull riding event. Hunsperger and the bull continued to compete but the bull won out getting Hunsperger dismounted before the eightsecond buzzer sounded.

Photos by Jocelyn Sheets

Youngsters line up for the stick horse races during Saturday night’s rodeo performance.

Blake Ellis was the first one out of the chutes in the 2012 Allen County Fair Mutton Busting on Friday night before the rodeo.

Daredevils attempt to put a hula hoop around a bull’s head for some cash at the rodeo.

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Kris Collins swings for a hit in a home game this summer. On Thursday he laid down a sacrifice bunt for an RBI in the Iola AA team’s come-from-behind win over Pratt in the state tournament at Sabetha.

AA Indians stay in state title contention By JOCELYN SHEETS

SABETHA — Yet, again, Iola AA Indians came from behind to win. Facing the two-time defending state champions, Iola American Legion Post 15’s Indians used the final three innings of Thursday’s second-round contest to edge the Pratt 86ers 7-6. Iola’s win put it in Friday’s winners bracket game of the 2012 Kansas American Legion AA State Baseball Tournament. The Indians, who improved to 39-3, played the Hays Monarchs at Friday night in Sabetha. If Iola won, the Indians moved into this afternoon’s championship game at 2 o’clock at Somerset Park. If the Indians lost Friday, they play at noon today in the losers bracket final and would have to win twice today to force a deciding championship game Sunday at 10 a.m. On Thursday night, Pratt’s 86ers appeared on their way to a victory. B.J. Dean hit a two-run home run in the first inning and his pitching kept Iola’s offense very quiet. Pratt added two more runs in the third to lead 4-0. Iola finally got on the scoreboard in the fifth inning. Dalton Smith was hit by a Dean pitch then moved to second on a balk by Dean. Braden Larson’s fielder’s

choice pushed Smith to third, then Kris Collins had an RBI sacrifice bunt. The Indians’ starting pitcher Jarred Latta lasted five innings. He was charged with four runs on five hits and one walk and struck out five. Trent Latta, who was pulled up to the AA team from Iola’s A team this week, came on in relief and pitched a scoreless sixth. He walked two batters but Iola turned a double play to get out of trouble. The Indians chased Dean from the mound in the sixth inning. Trailing 4-1, Clint Heffern drew a walk to open Iola’s sixth and two passed balls had Heffern on third base. Jerrik Sigg was walked and Dean was replaced by Giles Fox on the mound for Pratt. Drew Walden greeted the new pitcher with an RBI single. Corey Taylor’s sacrifice fly moved runners up on the bases and Smith’s sacrifice fly drove in a run. Larson connected for a base hit to drive in the tying run then was thrown out at second trying to stretch his hit into a double. The AA Indians had pulled even with the 86ers — 4-4 — at the end of the six innings. Levi Ashmore took over on the mound for Iola in the top of the seventh. A lead-

off walk combined with a single and a double by the 86ers put Pratt up 6-4. Then it was Iola’s turn. With one gone, Mason Coons reached on a dropped third strike to keep things alive for Iola and ended up at second on a wild pitch. Ashmore’s fly-ball out moved Coons to third. Iola was down to its final out and still trailed by two. Heffern was walked to put the tying runs on base. Sigg found the gap in the outfield for a two-run double to tie the game. Walden drove a pitch to the outfield for a single to drive in the winning run. Walden had two singles and two RBIs in the game and Sigg had the double for two RBIs. Smith and Larson each had a single and an RBI. Ashmore got the pitching win, working one inning giving up two runs on two hits and a walk with one strikeout.

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Gabby Douglas of the USA wins the 2012 Olympics all-round women’s gymnastic gold medal. At right, USA’s Michael Phelps swims ahead of USA’s Ryan Lochte during Thursday’s men’s 200m individual medley at the Aquatics Centre for the Summer Olympic Games.

Douglas, Phelps win Olympic gold medals LONDON (AP) — Gabby Douglas became the third straight American to win gymnastics’ biggest prize when she won the allaround Olympic title. It was her second gold medal of the London Games, coming two nights after she and her teammates gave the United States its first Olympic team title since 1996. Michael Phelps won his first individual gold medal of the London Games in the 200-meter individual medley. The U.S. star set the tone right from the start to become the first male swimmer to win the same individual event at three straight Olympics, capturing his 20th career medal — and 16th gold. Teammate Ryan Lochte settled for silver.

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see a lot of community projects in their future. His goal is to strengthen the ties between the kids and the community. I applaud and welcome the involvement with the kids. Last year the Leadership Class at the high school

helped the Chamber with the Business Expo. It was great to have them as we planned and started the process of getting it going. They learned from the beginning what it takes to execute a project of that size. They also learned from their interaction with businesses what they had to offer to the community. As the students continue to become more involved with the community I encourage all of you to respond in the same manner. If you get the chance, get out and fill the stands at the sporting events, or go to their theater and music productions. It is, after all, a two-way street. If we want them to care and be involved, they need to see that we care about their programs, too. I would hope these sorts of projects spread throughout all the schools in the county. While we may be rivals on the courts and the fields, we are neighbors. If we continue to work together as region we have a stronger voice and better future.

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Heat puts strain on water systems Voters eschew political labels When you have extreme temperatures and dryness, it wreaks havoc on our water system. When the soil shifts, our pipes tend to not shift with it. — Martha Tasker, Salina’s director of utilities

main breaks have been repaired in the city since the beginning of the year, with 33 repairs in July alone — more than any month since 2000. “We are already above our all-time high, which was 32 in December when it was cold and dry,” Tasker said. Tasker said the public often notifies city crews about water main breaks. “People often see water coming out of the ground and they call us,” Tasker said. “The other way we find them is if the water levels at the plant are going down, and not because of an increase in usage by the customer. We also see tower levels start to drop.” Between 2000 and Friday, the city has spent about $5.187 million fixing 1,482

water main breaks. The city averaged 125.2 breaks between 2000 and 2011, with the majority of the problems occurring prior to 2004. “We had a lot of problems in 2003 because of the water pressure in the pipes,” Tasker said. “When I came on in 2003, we started to pay more attention to the pressure and reduced the number of breaks.” Tasker said Salina is not the only town having problems with water main breaks. In 2011, Wichita had 802 breaks, Topeka had 786 and Hutchinson had 103. Aside from money, the breaks cause the city to lose water. “When we have breaks, we have 11 to 14 percent of water pumped through that pipe that goes unaccounted for,” Tasker said.

Identity theft ring discovered WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Wichita police say they’ve found evidence of a significant identity theft operation. Police Lt. Clark Wiemeyer says a Sedgwick County sheriff ’s deputy found a half-dozen fake IDs and numerous stolen checkbooks when he stopped a car Wednesday.

The 35-year-old driver was arrested on an outstanding warrant. The deputy contacted Wichita police after discovering the fake IDs. Wiemeyer says thieves are stealing checkbooks or other forms of identification, then making fake IDs to use with the stolen checks.

Investigators found paper for making fraudulent checks at the homes of the driver and a second person. Wiemeyer says the suspects worked hard to make their IDs look authentic, and were also printing fake checks. The Wichita Eagle reported no one has been arrested.

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Political labels don’t stick anymore. People are rapidly unpeeling them, claiming that a label simply can’t represent the full range of their political views in a society of growing complexities Dana Schifflett, a retired Air Force meteorologist from Newton, is a Republican who considered himself a conservative, but now doubts he was one. He had to come up with several labels to accurately describe his views. “I’m a fiscal conservative, a social moderate and a theological liberal,” Schifflett said, responding to an Eagle query conducted with the Public Insight Network, His thinking evolved with world events. Schifflett said Democrats made a Republican out of him when they couldn’t control their spending, lied to the country about Vietnam, and favored intrusive laws such a 55 mph speed limit, a helmet law for motorcyclists, and restrictive gun laws. But the Republicans wiped out the budget surplus of the 1990s quickly under George W. Bush, he said, and “have left me searching for my inner Democrat.” Larry Bennett of Wichita is a progressive Democrat, but his interest in long-term and structural solutions aligns him with conservatives, he said. He has begun to reject the assumption that we must choose between only two political options. Nor do we need to opt for the middle of the road, he said.

“Instead, we need to actively look for areas of agreement — even if they concern relatively small issues — and then work out from there to craft larger solutions, “ Bennett said. People he knows have misconceptions about him, he said. They tend to think he is on the “liberal team” and assume he is for higher taxes, or they assume he is on the conservative team because he defends the interests of small-business owners. “News flash. I am not on a team,” Bennett said. “My allegiance is to those who are trying to address the root causes of our problems.” “What we have in America today is a situation where active voters don’t know what label best describes themselves,” said Russell Arben Fox, associate professor of political science at Friends University. “It’s actually a struggle.” People didn’t need labels when the party system was strong and well integrated into the American life, he said. People knew what the Republican and Democratic parties stood for going all the way back to the Great Depression.

That changed in the 1960s and ’70s when events like Vietnam, Watergate and the counterculture movement caused people to reject identifying with political parties and start using labels such as liberal and conservative, instead. “Now we get into this complicated situation where if someone says they’re a conservative, you’re pretty certain they are Republican, and if they’re a liberal, they’re probably a Democrat. But if somebody supports a Republican candidate, are they doing it for conservative reasons, or for reasons that don’t quite fit into the conservative model? Maybe they’re moderate conservatives, or even liberal,” Fox said. It’s the same on the Democratic side, where Democrats can be moderate or even conservative on different issues, he said. Jeff Roe, a Republican strategist in Kansas City who has run national and state political campaigns and does extensive polling on voters, said voters are more partisan than ever. “Voters will tell you one thing, but do another,” he said.

What we have in America today is a situation where active voters don’t know what label best describes themselves. It’s actually a struggle. — Russell Arben Fox, associate professor of political science at Friends University

SALINA, Kan. (AP) — As high temperatures continue to hover over the Salina area, humans aren’t the only ones suffering. The sun is baking the ground, causing it to shift, and the city’s water pipes, unfortunately, don’t shift with it. Water mains are breaking at a record rate this year, and at recordbreaking cost. “When you have extreme temperatures and dryness, it wreaks havoc on our water system,” said Martha Tasker, Salina’s director of utilities. “When the soil shifts, our pipes tend to not shift with it.” The shifting ground also is causing roads and sidewalks to erupt, sending city and county road and bridge crews scrambling to make repairs. Tasker said the breaks during the summer also come when water is in high demand and more water is being pumped. “When there is more flow, more pressure and more water moving, you have more breaks,” Tasker said. “When you have such an extended period of heat, it exacerbates things.” More than 100 water

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The City of Iola, Kansas, is now soliciting bids for the rehabilitation of properties located at: 321 S. 3rd and 215 S. 1st. This rehabilitation work includes general home improvements. Specific work items are listed in the bid specifications. Sealed bids for this work will be received until 11:30 a.m., on the 21st day of August, 2012, at City Hall, 2 W. Jackson, Iola, KS 66749. Interested bidders should make arrangements to attend the Contractor’s Walk-through which will be held on August 14, 2012, beginning at 10 a.m, at 321 S. 3rd, Iola, KS. All prospective bidders are advised that no bids on this work will be accepted unless the bidder has viewed the property at the contractor’s walk-through on August 14, 2012. The required bidding package to be used at the walk-through and for submission of bids may be picked up during normal working hours at the Southeast Kansas Regional Planning Commission, 410 S. Evergreen, Chanute, KS or by contacting Laura Moore, Grant Administrator at 620-431-0080. The City of Iola will award rehabilitation contracts to qualified businesses/enterprises submitting the lowest qualified bid for the rehabilitation of each individual house. Contractors are required to be lead certified. A copy of the lead certificate must accompany the bid. Bids may be held by the City for a period not to exceed thirty (30) days from the date of the opening of the bids in order to allow time for reviewing the bids and investigating the qualifications of the bidders prior to awarding the contract. The City of Iola reserves the right to reject any and all bids. Minority and Women Contractors are encouraged to submit bids. EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER F/M/H (Published in the Iola Register on August 4, 2012)

Autos and Trucks

Services Offered

2009 CHEVY IMPALA LTZ, V6 engine, sun roof, 45K miles, asking $16,000, 620-496-4700.


2009 FORD TAURUS SEL, 37K miles, $12,000, Iola, 620-228-3942.

Services Offered IOLA MINI-STORAGE 323 N. Jefferson Call 620-365-3178 or 365-6163 AK CONSTRUCTION LLC All your carpentry needs Inside & Out 620-228-3262


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12 licensed insurance agents to better serve you IOLA HUMBOLDT MORAN 365-6908 473-3831 237-4631

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NEED PAINTING? CALL SPARKLES Brenda Clark, Humboldt 620-228-2048 JOHN’S LOCK & KEY Certified Mobile Locksmith Commercial & Residential 24 hour home & auto unlocks Insured/Bonded 620-228-1086 SEWING ALTERATIONS & REPAIRS D. Hoff 620-363-1143 or 620-365-5923 SHAUGHNESSY BROS. CONSTRUCTION, LLC. Carpentry and painting service Siding and windows 620-365-6815, 620-365-5323 or 620-228-1303 STORAGE & RV OF IOLA WEST HIGHWAY 54, 620-3652200. Regular/Boat/RV storage, LP gas, fenced, supervised, SUPERIOR BUILDERS. New Buildings, Remodeling, Concrete, Painting and All Your Carpenter Needs, including replacement windows and vinyl siding. 620-365-6684 HOUSE CLEANER HAS OPENINGS references, quality work Teresa 620-363-2321.

Bill Stanford Tree Trimming Since 1987 Free Estimates 785-835-6310

Help Wanted USD #257 is accepting applications for PART-TIME BUS DRIVERS and BUS PARAs. Applications will be available at 402 E. Jackson, Iola, KS 66749. For further information contact Scott Stanley at 620365-4705. Windsor Place is looking for a PART-TIME ACTIVITY PERSON, 18 hours a week between the hours of 3:30 to 8:30, would be a good position for a retired person. Apply in person at 600 E. Garfield. Full-time afternoon/evening CUSTODIAL/MAINTENANCE position open at Allen Community College. Daily cleaning and light maintenance duties. Must be available some weekends on a rotational basis. Experience preferred. Competitive salary and excellent benefit package. Submit a letter of interest, resume, and contact information for three references to: Personnel Office, Allen Community College, 1801 N. Cottonwood, Iola, KS 66749. ACC is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Iola USD 257 will have a SUBSTITUTE IN-SERVICE on Wednesday, August 8th at 2 p.m. in the Iola High School Library. Those persons interested in substituting and having earned 60 hours at an accredited college are welcome to attend. Call 620-365-4700 for information. ROUGH-IN/FRAMING CARPENTER. Experience in wall and roof framing for new construction. Must have 3-5 years of work experience in carpentry field. Competitive pay with insurance and benefits. Apply in person at Advanced Systems Homes Inc., 4711 S. Santa Fe, Chanute, KS 66720.


Must pass drug test & background check, be at least 18 yrs old, HS/GED required, able to lift up to 30lbs, and stand for shift duration.

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Looking for a honest, dependable person willing to be trained for SALES AND INSTALLATION of petroleum and lubrication equipment. Electrical experience a plus, but not required. Salary and benefits. Send work history, including contact information to: Broyles Inc., PO Box 245, Humboldt, KS 66748.

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Administrative Assistant to the Dean of Student Development – Neosho County Community College is seeking a half-time Administrative Assistant on the Chanute campus to provide a variety of administrative assistant functions to the Student Development office. High school diploma or GED required, Associates degree preferred, plus one-two years of work experience required, pref erably in area of responsibilities of position. $8.70-$9.70 per hour plus half-time vacation and sick leave/holiday benefits. This position is pending Board approval. Interested applicants should submit a letter of application, resume, unofficial transcripts and employment application to HR Director, Dean of Student Development AA Search, Neosho County Community College, 800 West 14th Street, Chanute, KS 66720. Applications will be accepted until position is filled. Review of applications begin upon receipt. Employment application available at NCCC is an AA/EEO employer


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Peerless Products, Inc., a leading window manufacturer is seeking highly motivated individuals to join our team! Review order write ups. Check job tickets for offset, help design new windows and accessories, build new models in the computer system, work with R&D Technician, work with plant production personnel to solve manufacturing problems, learn inside sales quoting process and work with customers on new orders. Basic computer skills with Microsoft Word and Excel are required. Must be able to communicate clearly and effectively with department associates, customers, and field representatives while having adept negotiation skills. A Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical or Manufacturing Engineering is preferred but equivalent experience in related field or degree would also be considered. Awesome Benefits! If interested, please send resume to or mail to Peerless Products, Inc., Human Resources, 2403 S. Main, Fort Scott, KS 66701. Equal Employment Opportunity.

O’Reilly Auto Parts

If you are interested in starting a career with one of the nation’s leading companies, O’Reilly Auto Parts invites you to join our TEAM!

O’Reilly Auto Parts is currently recruiting for a full-time Parts Specialist position who will provide excellent customer service in a fast paced environment. Automotive parts &/or sales experience preferred, but will train. Spanish bilingual a plus. Applicants must be available to work retail hours as scheduled. 810 at N. State St. Please apply on-line Iola, 66749 or visit ourKS store at: 620-365-8051 O’Reilly Auto Parts 810 North State Street Iola, KS 66749

O’Reilly Auto Parts is an equal opportunity employer

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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. Please apply in person. Applications will be taken Weekdays 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Applications must be completed in the facility.

GED or high school diploma required. Pre-employment background checks & drug screen required.

Gates Corporation 1450 Montana Road Iola, Kansas

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Health Information Technology Director – Neosho County Community College seeks a Director for the Health Information Technology Program. Responsibilities include health information technology, medical coding, and medical transcription programs; recruit, advise and retention of students; curriculum updates and conduct continuous program reviews. Bachelor’s degree required in health information management or closely related field. 3-5 years current/recent experience supervising health information technology functions within a healthcare organization and certification as a Registered Health Information Administrator or Registered Health Information Technician. Send a letter of application, resume employment application, unofficial transcripts and five references to: Director of Human Resources, Health Infor mation Technology Director Search, Neosho County Community College, 800 West 14th Street, Chanute, KS 66720. FAX 620-431-0082. This position will remain open until filled. Review of applications begin upon receipt. Visit for employment application. NCCC is an AA/EEO employer CHILDREN’S AIDE. Working with children after school, 12-18 hours/ Monday-Thursday, requires driver’s license and reliable vehicle, prefer experience w/children, minimum 18 years old, drug screen required. Call Michelle at 620-365-5717 if questions. Southeast Kansas Mental Health Center, PO Box 807, Iola, KS 66749. Applications at local SEKMHC office. EOE/AA.

CONSTRUCTION LABORERS. Local company hiring for our athletic track surfacing crew. Seeking motivated, honest, dependable workers. Travel, valid driver’s license & drug screening required. Hourly wage, transportation to job site and motel provided. Call 620-249-9597 to apply.

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Peerless Products, Inc., a leading window manufacturer is seeking highly motivated individuals to join our team! Qualified individual must be able to work and communicate clearly and effectively with department associates, customers, and field representatives. This self-assured candidate must be organized, accommodating, a problem solver, and a multitasker. A project manager should have excellent communication and negotiation skills. The applicant will need to learn how to evaluate quotes and should possess mechanical aptitude and knowledge. Must be customer driven and a team player in a fast paced environment. Basic computer skills with Microsoft Word and Excel are needed. Awesome Benefits! Bachelorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s degree preferred but equivalent experience in related field would be considered. If interested, please send resume to or mail to Peerless Products, Inc., Human Resources, 2403 S. Main, Fort Scott, KS 66701. Equal Employment Opportunity.

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CNAs. Tara Gardens and Arrowood Lane residential care communities are seeking CNAs for our 2-10 and 10-6 shifts. Please apply in person to Peggy Strong, Arrowood Lane, 615 E. Franklin, Humboldt.

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CARRIER to deliver KC STAR on SUNDAYS ONLY. Iola, Humboldt, Yates Center area, approximately 65 miles and $70 per Sunday, available August 12th, call Monte 785286-3232.

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Child Care Kids Playhouse Day Care has openings, SRS approved, McKinley district, 620-228-4613. Kids Kingdom has child care & preschool openings, SRS approved, 620-365-5700. Licensed day care has openings SRS approved transportation is available 620-365-8212.

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

TRUTH CHURCH (corner of South & Spruce), Friday 7-3, Saturday 7-?, RUMMAGE SALE.

318 NORTH ST., 1 BEDROOM, cable/water included, no pets, 620-496-6787. DOWNTOWN MORAN, great 1 bedroom, no pets, $350 deposit & references required, move in now, no rent until September 1st, 620237-4331 Monday-Friday 8-5 or 620-939-4800.


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 1-800-7663777. Equal Housing Opportunity.

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External Hard Drive. 320GB Seagate. Completely cleared off now. Stores a ton of movies/music/ pictures. USB, and wall plug-in included. $70. Call/text Paul 620-8754571

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CREATIVE CLIPS BOARDING & GROOMING Clean, Affordable. Shots required. 620-363-8272 Purebred English Shepherd Puppies $250, great herding/ farm dogs and companions, 913-886-8002.

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Trailside in Gas has 2 and 3 bedroom mobile homes for rent, 620228-4549.

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

Wanted to Rent Allen Community Collegeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s housing is at capacity for the 2012 Academic Year. Anyone with rental space for students may call 620365-5116 ext. 270 or 271 to be placed on a list of alternative housing for students.

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/ APPLICATIONS are currently being accepted for affordable family housing. The amount of rent paid is based on the householdâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;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. 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.

IOLA, 5 PRAIRIE DR., 3 BEDROOM, 1.75 bath, attached garage, privacy fence, new flooring, cabinets, paint, on cul-de-sac, $77,000, 620-363-1207. COUNTRY HOME, 3-1/2 miles from Chanute, 3 bedroom, 2 bath, CH/CA, 2-car garage with finished room, horse barn & pond, on 8.6 acres, 620-431-4173 or 620432-1468.

IOLA, 218 CARDINAL DR., 4 BEDROOM, 3.5 bath, home on large lot, over 3200sq.ft. including a finished basement, 2-car attached garage, 2 fireplaces and an in-ground pool, $199,000, 620-365-3527. IOLA, 819 N. WASHINGTON, 4 BEDROOM, $14,500, Randy 620212-6255.

1219 N. BUCKEYE, 2 BEDROOM, 1 bath, 620-496-6787. 409 S. COLBORN, 3 BEDROOM, 1 bath, fully remodeled, $795 monthly, 620-496-6787.

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305 S. FOURTH, 3 BEDROOM, all new inside, $575 monthly, $575 deposit, 620-365-9424, visit http://

DREAM HOME FOR SALE. 402 S. Elm, Iola, Grand 3-story 1897 home on 3 lots. 4,894 sq. ft. $200,000. call 620-3659395 for Susan Lynn or Dr. Brian Wolfe susanlynnks@yahoo. com. More info and pictures at

Available August 15th, 2 bedroom home, with carport, fenced yard, storage shed, washer/dryer hookups, near grade school, $425 rent, $425 deposit, references required, 620-365-9450.

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Sprint Cup Series 1. Dale Earnhardt Jr. 2. Matt Kenseth 3. Greg Biffle 4. Jimmie Johnson 5. Denny Hamlin 6. Kevin Harvick Martin Truex Jr. 8. Tony Stewart 9. Brad Keselowski 10. Clint Bowyer 11. Kyle Busch 12. Carl Edwards



Race: Pocono Mountains 125 Where: Pocono Raceway, Long Pond, Pa. (2.5 mi.), 50 laps/125 miles. When: Saturday, Aug. 4. Last year’s winner: Kevin Harvick, Chevy. Qualifying record: Kevin Harvick, Chevy, 162.684 mph, Aug. 6, 2011 Race record: Elliott Sadler, Chevy, 111.966 mph, July 31, 2010. Last race: James Buescher led six of the last seven laps. Brendan Gaughan led 83 but fell short in his bid to win for the first time in the series since 2003. The Chevy drivers finished 1-2 at Chicagoland Speedway.


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Patrick had high hopes at the Brickyard, scene of many of her better open-wheel performances, but her Chevy, as well as Sorenson’s Ford, tangled on the 38th lap of the Nationwide Series’ Indiana 250. Patrick initiated the contact, and when Sorenson tried to save his car, it spun to the right, directly in Patrick’s path. NASCAR This Week’s Monte Dutton gives his take: “Perhaps Sorenson’s car lost traction in front of Patrick’s, but most would put the blame on Patrick, who isn’t often overaggressive. Perhaps it was just the excitement of the Brickyard.”

Yeah, They Flubbed It This Week welcomes letters to the editor, but please be aware that we have room for only a few each week. We’ll do our best to select the best, but individual replies are impossible due to the bulk of mail received. Please do not send stamped and self-addressed envelopes with your letters, which should be addressed to: NASCAR This Week, The Gaston Gazette, P.O. Box 1538, Gastonia, N.C. 28053. Send emails to, ATTN: NTW question Nationwide driver Sam Hornish Jr. took over for suspended Penske driver A.J. Allmendinger a couple of races ago in the Sprint Cup Series. Hornish, who finished second to teammate Brad Keselowski in the Nationwide race Saturday, is running for the Nationwide title with the hope he can return to the Cup series on a regular basis.

Hornish’s Fortune

Penske replacement has interesting weekend at Brickyard races By Monte Dutton

NASCAR This Week

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. Brian Scott 10. Danica Patrick

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Race: U.S. Cellular 250 Where: Iowa Speedway (.875 mi.), 250 laps/218.75 miles. When: Saturday, Aug. 4. Last year’s winner: Ricky Stenhouse Jr., Ford. Qualifying record: Ricky Stenhouse Jr., Ford, 135.135 mph, Aug. 1, 2009. Race record: Ricky Stenhouse Jr., Ford, 107.157 mph, May 20, 2012. Last week: A Midwesterner, Brad Keselowski, won the first series race at the Brickyard, and a former Indy 500 winner, Sam Hornish Jr., finished second. Both drove Dodges, and Ty Dillon finished a surprising third in a Chevy.


 Only A.J. Foyt, Al Unser, Rick Mears, Jeff Gordon and Jimmie Johnson have won four major races at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, which has been running them since 1911.  Michael Schumacher won five Formula One races at Indy, but they were on a road course, not the oval. Foyt, Unser and Mears all won four Indy 500s.  NASCAR attendance at the Brickyard continues to dwindle. This year’s announced “estimate,” 125,000, was down about 10 percent from 2011. The Indianapolis Star’s estimate was 100,000.  The first Nationwide Series visit to the Brickyard was a disappointment in terms of attendance, too. The announced “estimate” was 40,000.  As expected, A.J. Allmendinger’s “B sample” also tested positive for “a stimulant” and his indefinite suspension remains in effect. Allmendinger has enrolled in a NASCAR-mandated and (NASCAR)-directed recovery program that is designed to lead to his reinstatement.  Another obstacle for Allmendinger is the stigma attached to a drug suspension. Finding sponsorship sufficient to support a competitive effort will be difficult.  Johnson has won four times in 11 tries, all four occurring in NASCAR’s last seven visits. Jeff Gordon, the other four-time winner, has competed in all 19 Brickyard races.


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U.S. Cellular 250 presented by the Enlist Weed Control System, 7:30 p.m., Saturday

Race: Pennsylvania 400 Where: Pocono Raceway, Long Pond, Pa. (2.5 mi.), 160 laps/400 miles. When: Sunday, Aug. 5. Last year’s winner: Brad Keselowski, Dodge. Qualifying record: Joey Logano, Toyota, 179.598 mph, June 9, 2012. Race record: Jeff Gordon, Chevy, 145.384 mph, June 12, 2011. Last week: Jimmie Johnson dominated at Indy, winning for a record-tying fourth time at the track. Johnson, in a Chevy, crossed the finish line 7.758 seconds ahead of Kyle Busch’s Toyota. Johnson won championships after each of his previous Indy wins.



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In one sense, it was a great weekend for Sam Hornish Jr. Returning to the scene of his greatest triumph, the 2006 Indianapolis 500, Hornish bookended a Dodge sweep by finishing second to teammate Brad Keselowski in the Indiana 250, the Nationwide Series’ first-ever visit to famed Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Sunday, however, brought frustration. Hornish has, for now, replaced the suspended A.J. Allmendinger as driver of Roger Penske’s No. 22 Dodge in the Sprint Cup Series. Penske hasn’t ruled out the possibility of Allmendinger’s eventual return, though it seems unlikely. He would like to see Hornish establish himself as a Cup driver worthy of support. The Crown Royal Curtiss Shaver 400 (formerly known as the Brickyard and Allstate 400s) was frustrating for the 33-year-old Hornish, whose NASCAR career has been a disappointment. Though he won a Nationwide Series race in 2011 at Phoenix, he has never finished better than fourth (Pocono, 2009) in 113 Cup races. Hornish’s best Cup finish was at a flat track. His lone

Nationwide victory was at a flat track. Indy is a flat track. “It’s a little bit of the mentality of what I grew up racing,” Hornish, from Defiance, Ohio, said. “I did mostly road courses, so, I mean, that’s generally pretty flat. I like tracks like Phoenix, that are different from end to end, because they’re what I call compromise race tracks. “You’re never going to get your car perfect at both ends, so you try to work on one end where you think it’s going to be more beneficial for you to get passes done, and then you kind of try to maintain on the other end. Pocono is another place that’s like that.” Hornish finished 16th in Indy’s Sprint Cup race. He’ll continue in Cup, where possible, though his first priority is winning the Nationwide championship. He currently ranks fourth in the standings, 28 points off Elliott Sadler’s pace. The Nationwide Series has no Chase, so Hornish has 14 races to catch and pass the three drivers — Sadler, Austin Dillon and Ricky Stenhouse Jr. — ahead of him. A Nationwide championship might provide Hornish with the spark he needs to return to NASCAR’s top series fulltime.

Dear NASCAR This Week, I just don’t know why I continue to watch any of NASCAR. It is clear to everyone that NASCAR screwed Elliot Sadler and gave Kyle (Busch) a break at the start of the (Nationwide) race. Watching now, waiting to see if they can figure a way to screw the leader today. Garth Hawkins Kings Mountain, N.C. The view here is that, yes, NASCAR officials botched the ending of Indianapolis Motor Speedway’s first Nationwide Series event. They penalized Sadler while, incredibly, actually telling him he didn’t jump the restart. They said the rules application differed from the start of the race to subsequent restarts. So Sadler couldn’t cross the start-finish line ahead of the leader even if he did so because another car was pushing from behind? What should he have done? Jammed on the brakes? How would that have worked out?

Recalling The Tire War A NASCAR tire war broke out in 1994, with Hoosier attempting to compete with Goodyear. Goodyear won the war in a rout, but Hoosier had its moments, most notably the Miller Genuine Draft 500 at Pocono Raceway on July 17. The first four finishers were shod with Hoosiers, led by Geoffrey Bodine in a Ford. Ward Burton finished second, Joe Nemechek third and Jeff Burton fourth. The highest Goodyear finisher was fifth-place Morgan Shepherd. (source:

Stewart changed his tune on Indianapolis

 Who’s hot: Jimmie Johnson won his fourth Brickyard. After each of the other three, he won championships. ... Dale Earnhardt Jr. took the points lead with a fourth-place finish.

By Monte Dutton

NASCAR This Week

“I Want A Swigger”

Few would even bother to quibble with the notion that Indianapolis Motor Speedway’s annual NASCAR weekend is more important to Columbus, Ind.’s Tony Stewart than any other driver. Yet, at one time, Stewart didn’t want stock cars to race at the Brickyard. “I was one of those guys who, when I watched Johnson the first Cup test at Indy, got pretty upset about it,” Stewart said. “I was, like, this is the home of the Indy  Who’s not: Carl 500 and that’s all that should be here. Edwards is in free “I think most of us in society don’t like change, fall, dropping 61 but after a while, after the first year, I started watchpoints outside the ing a lot more, and started wrapping my arms top 10 in points. ... Not even fifth around it and then Formula 1 came and Moto GP. at Indy helps Jeff It was really neat to see so many different disciplines Gordon’s Chase at the highest levels coming here to race. … I’ve got hopes much. a lot of buddies who race in the Nationwide Series, Like Edwards, he Edwards and a lot of those guys probably would not have the needs to win. opportunity to ever race at Indianapolis. The more that realistically we can run here, the better.” The value of experience — Asked about reacting to crashes and other adversity, Jimmie Johnson cited a pair of pertinent examples. “I’d say the best example for that would be this year’s Daytona 500,” he said. “It was at Talladega in 2003 or 2004, going into turn one, I’m trying to help Elliott Sadler. He was in the No. 38 M&M’s car, 2501 N. State, Iola and I ended up pushing him too hard into turn one 800-407-TWIN • 620-365-3632 and created a huge wreck where we all crashed. ElLocally Owned. Locally Operated. liott handled the situation well and knew it wasn’t 205 S. State • Parts. Sales. Service. Body Shop.

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intentional. “Fast-forward to this year’s Daytona 500. He’s trying to help me by pushing me through the tri-oval at the start of the race and I crash. People were probably expecting me to come out of the car and shred Elliott apart. It wasn’t the case. I didn’t mean to crash him eight years ago, or whatever it was, and I know he didn’t mean to crash me. If I was younger, I probably would have gotten out of the car and been an ass about it. When you’re in it long enough, you see both sides of it.” Mysterious malady — Carl Edwards and Roush John Clark/NASCAR This Week Fenway Racing have chosen not to divulge any Dale Earnhardt Jr. is one of the many drivers to want an Indianapolis details of former crew chief Bob Osborne’s medical victory on their record. He finished fourth on Sunday, but took over problem, cited when Chad Norris replaced Osborne as points leader with six races left before the Chase. as crew chief. Osborne didn’t accompany the• team Complete Body Repair to Indy. Edwards praised him for his toughness and • Frame Straightening didn’t rule out Osborne becoming crew chief again at some point. • Wheel Alignments Shoot, yeah — Dale Earnhardt Jr. said: “Everyone Former driver Kyle Petty, now a NASCAR analyst at Speed and wants to win at Indianapolis. Everyone wants to go TNT, painted a grim picture of A.J. Allmendinger’s prospects after N. “He’s State Street through the process they have at post-race, the cel- his drug324 suspension. not going to come back,” Petty said ebration and the unique things that they do. on Speed. “I’m glad he’s on the ‘Road to Recovery’ (NASCARIola, Kansas 66749 “I’ve read about the history, and read about how mandated program), but he might as well be on a weight-loss it has survived two world wars and how it was basi- program when it comes to coming back to NASCAR.” Despite his cally the proving grounds for the automobile back comments, Petty said he wasn’t unsympathetic to Allmendinger’s in the turn of the century. I would love to be able to plight. “We all hope he makes it back,” he added. “We all like to think ‘forgive and forget,’ but this is NASCAR, and this is racing say I’ve won a race there. It’s at the top of the list. It and this is competition and this is somebody else’s money. We’re battles with tracks like Daytona .” spending corporate America’s dollars on this and he’s not going to


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