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together,” Leavitt said. “ What services could we share and what can we do difMORAN — Safety took precedence over The move by LaHarpe parents asking ferently to work together and maybe acATLANTA —weFormer Monday night’s Marmaton Valley USD 256 USD 256 to bring buses into their town complish things better.(AP) I think should Atlanta schools Superintendent board of education meeting and parent prompted USD 257 board members Mon- stay within our existing boundaries and By BOB JOHNSON Beverly Halldistricts knew about Angelia Roney was there to explain why. day night to discuss how best to keep stu- see what the other do. If cheatsomebob@iolaregister.com inghappens allegations Currently, Marmaton Valley students dents in Iola’s district. thing else thenon westandardized may have to Calls to the 911 dispatch center tests but either ignored them or who are outside of Moran city limits must Tony Leavitt, board president, spoke follow suit.” average one almost every 10 minto hide them, according a meet at a designated bus stop to be picked about a desire to work with other disMarktried Burris, board member, said to one utes. state investigation. up for school. The current location is the tricts in the county to further the com- of the reasons the board was discussing And while that may sound a lit800-page report Allen County Landfill at the intersection mon agenda of providing the best educa- the issue An in the first place was released because tle slow, played out over 24 hours Tuesday to The Associated of Nebraska Road and 2800 Street. tion possible for students. of cuts to education encouraged byPress Gov. a day and every day of the year, Register/Richard Luken by Gov. Nathan Deal’s office This intersection, Roney says, has be“We need to be thinking how our dis- Sam Brownback. the total comes to 55,000. Mules Pat and Pete pull an antique sickle bar mower piloted Ray the Whiteley Le work Roy. Whiteley was through an open records request come a safety issue. tricts by within countyofcan closer See USD 257 | Page A6 See USD | Page A6 hay field “That’s what we received last joined by Greg Gleue in cutting an 256 18-acre prairie Tuesday. shows several educators reportyear,” Angie Murphy, dispatch ed cheating in their schools. But center director, told Allen County the report says Hall, who won commissioners Tuesday mornthe national Superintendent of ing. the Year award in 2009, and other The call total — she figures administrators ignored those reBy RICHARD LUKEN attached. The bar was triggered half or more are for true emerports and sometimes retaliated richard@iolaregister.com through a gear box engaged as its gencies — wasn’t the point of her against the whistleblowers. LE ROY — Unlike the mecha- wheels roll. appearance, but the magnitude of nized behemoths of today, Ray The yearlong investigation With no mechanical engine to the number captivated commis- Whiteley’s mowing outfit was shows educators at nearly four speak of, the only noise emanatsioners. dozen Atlanta elementary and considerably quieter. ing from his unit was from the Murphy was before commismiddle schools cheated on stanHis “engine” — a pair of teeth of the seven-foot cutting bar sioners to request a 20 percent 1,200-pound mules — needed only dardized tests by helping sturotating back and forth. increase in the department’s bud- an occasional break from the stidents or changing the answers Joining Whiteley was neighbor get for 2012, up $126,000 over this fling summer heat as Whiteley once exams were handed in. and friend Greg Gleue, with his year’s $490,000. The investigators also found a traversed his way around an 18- own mowing outfit, another sickBy BOB JOHNSON The increase seemed pretty acre prairie hay meadow. “culture of fear, intimidation and bob@iolaregister.com le bar mower pulled by a pair of hefty. Murphy reasoned health retaliation” in the school district “It’s a little warm, so we’ve Percheron draft horses. HUMBOLDT — A request to By RICHARD LUKEN insurance will cost an additional been taking it easy,” Whiteley over the cheating allegations, purchase waste water to prepare “We’re having some fun with richard@iolaregister.com $50,000 and another $6,000 was said. “It’s our little hobby.” which led to educators lying Humboldt Speedway for weekly it,” Whiteley joked. “Greg’s kind A handful of residents have exexpected for Kansas Public Emabout the cheating or destroying The mules were pulling White- of a wimp about it. He needs a races turned into a drought relief pressed interest in filling a pair See COUNTY | Page A5 Ray Whiteley ley’s antique sickle bar mower, measure at Monday night’s counSee CHEATING Page A5 of vacancies in Iola’s |city comSee MOWING | Page A5 a small wagon with cutting bar cil meeting. mission. City Administrator Larry The eight-member commisTucker proposed selling “gray” sion is down to six following last water — that used to back-flow week’s recall election of former filters at the water plant and then Councilmen Kendall Callahan discharged to the Neosho River — and Ken Rowe. to the speedway to wet its track Mayor Bill Shirley said Monbefore races. Water for the track day he planned to host a special normally is drawn from a nearby meeting later this week, after last creek, which is drying up. week’s recall vote is certified by By BOB JOHNSON The proposal drew a suggesthe state. bob@iolaregister.com tion from Larry Hoepker, an eastThe date and time have not An anticipated field of a thouRegister/Richard Luken of-town farmer, that if the water been decided, Shirley said. He walkers, who Michael Weber walks along U.S. 54 west of Iola Monday morning assand part runners of Mike’sand March, a were available, why not let farmplans to host the event in the evewill flee Iola’s downtown busicross-country trip to benefit the March of Dimes. ers purchase it to water livestock. ning to ensure more residents can ness district early Saturday as Stockwater ponds also are drying attend. Charley Melvin did in 1905, can Those wishing to apply for be thankful that Melvin chose to See WATER | Page A2 do his dastardly deed in the mid- Callahan’s or Rowe’s seat should call City Hall, 365-4900. Callahan dle of the night. Had the event being commemo- served in Ward 1, which encomrated occurred in mid-day, par- passes the northwest quadrant of Iola. It consists of all residents ticipants battle By RICHARD LUKEN “Mike’s March.” home afterwould serving in oppressive Iraq in northWeiner of Breckenridge picked up,” said Tuesday heat and humidity, with both living richard@iolaregister.com Weber left his hometown of 2011. and west of Cottonwood streets afternoon. As in the past, “we exforecast the upper end of the Lots of people deserve, and Huntington, W.Va., July 7 and is He was at stopped in Germany and includes such places as Ruspect a lot of people to sign up Fridiscomfort scale during daytime often get, a second chance, Mi- en route to Los Angeles. when a medivac helicopter dayStover night.”Candies, Walmart and Fridayatand . Asboard is, they sell chael Weber noted. The purpose of his cross- landed the Saturday airport. On Highland . Cost isCemetery $12 for the walk. Runwill run and in somewhat “Take me,” he said. “I’ve had country trek is to raise aware- the chopper waswalk a young mothRowe represented Ward 4, ners’ fees are $14 for youth to age more inviting temperatures preRegister/Susan Lynn a second, third, probably fourth ness and dollars for the March er, presumably the wife of a solwhich is bounded to the west 17, $20 for adults and $17 each for dicted forher the premature low 70s by 12:26 These men are ready to leave their inhibitions in Friday night’s favorite chance.” at home as they participate of Dimes, a national organiza- dier, and baby,a.m. by Cottonwood and to the north members of teams. Saturday . race, the drag race. From left to right areHis Matt Skahan, Brian Wolfe, Lohman, David Toland and focus this summer is toNiction dedicating to improving clinging on life support. by Carpenter, Runners in Second, the thirdDouglas, annual The race — many walkers servep.m. those hoping for a first Fred Heismeyer. The race begins at 10:30 on the courthouse square. the health of babies by prevent“That planted the seed,” We-will Kentucky and East streets. The event will aim for best times of be out for a stroll — will cap activchance — at life. ing premature births, birth de- ber told the Register during a Fourth Ward contains McKinley 15.40.06 for males and 20.44.78 for ities that start late Friday afterWeber, 29, left Iola Monday fects and infant mortality. brief stop west of Iola Monday and Iola Midfemales, set School last year. noon and will go on throughout Elementary morning following a weekend Weber recalled the impetus See WALKER | Page A6 See COUNCIL | Page A2 Sticks of “Melvin Dy-No-Mite” the evening. Included will be the stay here during his 2,400-mile for his journey, a plane ride will be awarded the first three much-awaited “drag race,” feaplaces for males and females in By SUSAN LYNN year a woman’s garter was trans- The Shirt Shop, 20 W. Jackson, turing some of the area’s finest each of five ages groups, 15 and men and women dressed in drag. susan@iolaregister.com ferred from one participant’s leg where participants will have a Chris Weiner at Thrive Allen under, 16-30, 31-45, 46-60 and 61 If you’ve got enough of it, Fri- to another. wide selection from which to County, co-sponsor with Allen and over. day night is the night to let your “It’s better than a baton,” said choose. Doors open at 10 p.m. All participants will break hair down. David Toland, executive director Registration to participate County Crimestoppers for “The One sure test is to participate of Thrive Allen County and one in the drag race is $5. That also Charley Melvin Mad Bomber Run from in front of the post office. in the “Drag Race” as a runup to of the organizers for Friday’s gains participants entrance to a for your Life,” said total of partic- Runners will follow a course that By ROB BURKETT By BOB JOHNSON Lincoln, and then we sneak cially a problem for Hart, whose parks superintendent would the Charlie Melvin Mad Bomber to events. 9:30 p.m. pre-party at the Thrive ipants was approaching 450, with will take them on West to Washrob@iolaregister.com bob@iolaregister.com up on them and suddenly they’re population-dense area typically not be then created within Jefferson the new ington, Jackson, about 200 signed on for the 5-kiloRun For Your Life race. If you don’t have a thing to office, 12 W. Jackson. Tickets can The first days of school are going to McKinley,” Larry Hart, has to send students to either HUMBOLDT — Humboldt and budget. A to current employeeThey will East Cottonwood. meter run. The walk will follow a Men and women alike are en- wear — no worries. be purchased in advance at the made even more anxious than principal of Lincoln Elementary McKinley or Jefferson schools. council members, on a split take on those responsibilities, See TEMPS | B6 couraged to dress in a cross-genDresses, hats, purses, jewelry Thrive office or Friday night on 3-kilometer course. normal because of a policy that School, told USD 257 board of Lincoln has a maximum of 49 vote, approved the city’s 2012 he said. “Registration, including probder manner and then “compete” and other accoutrements will be See EGO | Page B6 waits until the last minute to in- trustees members at their meet- kindergarteners. budget Monday night over obLooking at the broader view, ably a fifth online, has really in teams of four in a relay. Last available at Elizabeth Donnelly’s form kindergarten students and ing Monday night. jections of a handful of citizens. Davis said council members Board members are considertheir parents of what school they The budget projects spending preferred to keep the levy static, The procedure to inform kin- ing proposed changes to the elwill be attending. of just under $3.15 million, in- but “eventually you have to step dergarteners of their school one See KINDERGARTEN | Page A2 Students “think they’re going week before classes begin is especluding $1,087,554 in the general up and meet needs. No one sitfund, compared to $2.5 million ting up here enjoys raising taxtotal and $916,247 in the general es, we’re just doing what needs By JOE SNEVE — Since 1871 — fund this year. to be done.” joe@iolaregister.com At the bandstand Jim Garner, director The property tax levy to supHis remarks came in response When Brian Pekarek was hired Thursday, July 7, 2011 8 p.m. port next year’s budget will be to Anna Ford’s contention that as superintendent of the Iola PROGRAM 73.172 mills, an increase of 9.598 “the levy already is too high. school district in February, he Star Spangled Banner..................................................arr. J.P. Sousa over this year’s 63.574. The levy People are struggling ...” and saw termed an opportunity to “reinvigoAmericans We march .......................................... Henry GARNETT — — Production at and rising prices for Fillmore the grain. was temporary, but with increase is the first of signifi- “we don’t need a new park,” in rate” USD 257. to resume busiRock, Rhythm and Blues — medley ...................... arr.major Jack Bullock East Kansas Agri-Energy’s ethaCorn prices at markets no time frame cance in the last decade, during reference to comments earlier With a focus on academic thewill Nilebe — suspended march...................................Kenneth nolArmy plant of here Monday approached $8J.aAlford bushel, ness. which it ranged from 55.73 to that a park might be developed achievement and public transparBegin of the Beguine ...................................................... Cole Porter Oct. 1. a number that futures markets “We have studied the situation 63.744. That almost 10-mill in- on land given to the city near ency, Pekarek canchalfurInvercargill march ................................................... Alex Lithgowin extensively Bill Pracht, — chairman of the maintained through December andhopes withhethe crease will net about $64,000. the new senior housing project. ther success for the district and Hymn to the Williams/Sweeney board, cited in Fallen.................................... an e-mail to the tradingJohn Monday . lenging economic conditions Figures provided by City Ford questioned salary raisthe board more than 1,300 students relyMen ofthe Ohio — march ............................................. Henry Fillmore Register ongoing drought as Also, Pracht said the demand the of directors has deterAdministrator Larry Tucker es, proposed at 2 percent for ing on that it. it is in the best interSixtiesfor Time Capsulesuspen— medleyfor .............................. arr. Jennings theAreason production gasoline was down, resulting mined showed the owner of a $100,000 hourly workers and 5 percent walks his talk. A naThe Washington Post —impact march ...................................John P. Sousa sion, noting the negative in surplus ethanol stocks. estsPekarek of the company and its sharehome would pay $165.60 more for department heads, and asked Brian Pekarek, center, visits with Barb Geffert and Marcy Boring at concerts will be rescheduled Friday evening. it hadRained had onout availability of corn Thesefor challenges led the com- holders to production,” Oct. with next year’s levy. Seehalt PEKAREK | Page A5 whether council members “rethe USD 257Nobby boardDavis office. pany to reduce production capac- 1. “We will monitor the situation Mayor explained alize the state of the economy.” ity by 20 percent on April 1, he with the hope to resume producthat contrary to what was said Terry Butts, who owns Tersaid. The production suspension a week ago, a new position of See ETHANOL Vol. 113, No. 209 75 Cents | Page A2 See BUDGET |Iola, PageKS A2

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Roney went to the board meeting asking for members’ support to begin picking up students at the LaHarpe City Hall. The board agreed student safety is compromised at the current bus stop and approved Roney’s request for support from USD 256. Addressing the fear by USD 257 administrators that the new pick-up might result in a loss of LaHarpe students attending Iola schools, USD 256 superintendent David Hardage said, “We’re not looking to go get Iola students. This is about safety.”

Mowing effort recalls yesteryear MARCHING FOR A CAUSE

Mayor taking nominees for vacated council seats

Temps for run look inviting

Man gains insights from trek

Humboldt Q&A on sales tax vote, 7 p.m. Monday

Put that ego on the shelf, boys

Principal proposes earlier enrollment

Iola Municipal Band

Budget OK’d over objections

Pekarek finds home at USD 257

Garnett plant to close Oct. 1

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Lila Lucille Graybill, 70, Garnett, died Sunday, Aug. 12, 2012, at her home. She formerly had lived near Westphalia. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at the Garnett Church of the Nazarene. Burial will follow in Bethel Cemetery, rural Westphalia. The family will greet friends from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Feuerborn Funeral Service in Garnett. Condolences may be left at www.feuerbornfuneral.com.

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Ronald G. Stark, 61, Buffalo, died May 20, 2012. A memorial service will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Countryside Funeral Home in Fredonia, 420 S. 20th St. Online condolences may be left at www.countrysidefh.com.

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tion ... as soon as market conditions allow,” he said. The company has 35 employees and a portion of the staff will be affected by the production suspension. Exact numbers were not released. “Every effort will be made to treat our employees as best we can,” said Pracht. “Many of our employees have been with the company since the plant opened. Knowing the impact that this decision has on our communities and families made the decision even more difficult.” East Kansas Agri-Energy was formed in 2001 to construct and operate the ethanol plant. Production began in 2005 at 42 million gallons a year. Much corn raised in Allen County has been converted to ethanol at the plant.

elementary school handbook where each school will take students from a designated area of city blocks. Hart contends that with a much larger residential area around his school, he will still have to turn some away. The most pressing issue for Hart and the other elementary school principals is not being able to give parents enough notice that their child won’t be attending the school nearest to them. Hart proposed allowing students to enroll in the spring Kindergarten Roundup instead of the traditional enrollment period one week before school starts. “We provide games and fun activities and open up our

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schools to these families,” Hart said of the spring event that familiarizes first-time students with school. “The sad part is more than half of the parents don’t bring their children to the event.” Hart said parents who bring their children to the annual spring event should be rewarded by their children being placed in their desired schools. Mark Burris, board member, had some reservations. “There’s going to be parents that can’t get there in the evening,” Burris said. “They’re going to be saying, ‘now you’re docking me because I have to work for a living?’” Board members sympathized with administrators, agreeing one week is not

enough time to contact parents. “What you’re saying is you’d like to have all summer long to walk parents back from the cliff instead of one week,” Burris said. While the initial proposal to amend the handbook seemed to carry weight with the board, Hart’s fellow administrators, Lori Maxwell, McKinley Elementary principal, and Brad Crusinbery, Jefferson Elementary principal, were split on the change. “I’m not sure that we’ve really talked this all the way through,” Maxwell said. “I think there are still questions that need to be addressed.” In the end, the board agreed more work needed to be done before a decision could be made.

The application will be for 10 new houses to be built and sold over the next five years. If money comes Humboldt’s way, the program will be administered by a body subsidiary to the city, such as the Humboldt Housing Authority or the Housing Action Team. The initial request will be for about $230,000 at 2 percent interest to provide for construction financing and assistance in keeping housing affordable, said Bill Caton, who developed the town’s senior housing project and came to the meeting as an information resource person. The request will be for a line of credit, with all but $10,000 repaid when houses are sold. The $10,000 may be forgiven over a five-year period as an incentive for purchase by middle-income families. The modular houses will be 1,500 square feet, with three bedrooms and two baths. Chris Bauer of Humboldt’s Housing Action Team said affordable housing had been an ongoing concern in Humboldt and surveys of

local industries showed as many 50 employees might move to Humboldt if housing were available. Target buyers will be those with family incomes of more than $40,000 who are able to make down payments of $5,500 to $11,000, depending on the mortgage program, and monthly payments of about $490.

THE COUNCIL accepted a bid from JCI Industries, Inc., Lee’s Summit, Mo., to lease wastewater flow monitoring equipment to help determine how five sewage lift stations handle the wastewater during rainy weather. JCI’s bid of $21,868 was the lower of two received. Council members accepted the bid, 6-0, with the provision that Slaugh continue to look into the possibility of purchasing the flow equipment instead of leasing it. Slaugh’s concern was prompted by the ongoing drought. If no “major rain events” — rainfalls of at least one inch in a day — occur within the next 90 days, the city may have to lease the equipment for another 90-day stretch. The last such “major” rainfall occurred in Iola

May 1. The lift station study is part of a larger wastewater system upgrade.

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up and if the drought continues, farmers are going to have to find secondary sources of water, he said. With little discussion council members unanimously embraced Hoepker’s comment and agreed to sell water for “drought relief.” About 60,000 gallons a week are used for back-flow, said John Hodgden, plant supervisor. The speedway uses about 75,000 gallons a week, meaning if it were to purchase the waste water it would also have to have another source. A provision of sale, at $3 per 1,000 gallons, will be that buyers will have to provide a pump to fill trucks. Sale of the water has been cleared with the Kansas Department of Agriculture, which oversees water drawn from the Neosho. THE COUNCIL agreed, again on a split vote of 5-3, to apply to the Kansas Housing Resource Corporation for a grant/loan to build middle income housing.

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DECISIONS on extending electricity to Neosho River Park, a new facility west of the river, and an engineering contract for waste water treatment plant improvements were tabled. The waste water plant contract will be considered at the council’s Sept. 10 meeting. A decision on power to the park won’t likely be made until next year, so cost may be included in the 2013 budget. Tucker announced a public hearing to discuss street improvements that would be made with money generated by the half-cent sales tax issue for Monday at 7 p.m. Members of the Street Committee will lay out plans and field questions.

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ry’s Flower Shop and Home Decor downtown, said she understood the city had to meet federal mandates, including improvements in water and sewage processing, but also lamented the state of the economy. She said it was difficult to “keep the downtown going when you beat us down,” with a higher property taxes and a proposed half-cent sales tax increase that voters will decide later this month in a mail-ballot election. Butts said she thought council members were making “silly decisions, that’s why I’m upset.” Vada Aikins, council member, defended the tax increase. She said improvements to meet Americans with Disabilities Act requirements at the swimming pool and in parks were unforeseen, and came about after a federal audit of city facilities. Talk about a park near the senior housing was more about “cleaning up the area that’s unsightly now,” she said. “I want to see you use common sense,” Butts continued. “I don’t think you’re listening to us.” Ford noted that at home “you have X number of dollars for necessities,” and that the city should do

likewise, meet what is necessary “not what you want to do. A 9-mill increase (in the tax levy) is too much.” Dan Julich, another council member, said reserves were spent down last year to pay off loans and save interest expenses and now “we’re trying to build them back up.” Also, he explained, “we’re so far behind on the water and sewer plants,” somewhat due to state and federal mandates and “we have to take care of them.” “We’ve held down the budget (and its levy) every year, that’s why we’re in the mess we’re in now,” interjected Aikins. “When is the time” to raise money to meet needs? “When I’m dead and gone and my grandkids will have to do it? “We don’t want to raise taxes, but we listened to our employees,” who outlined needs that council members recognized as valid, she said. The budget was approved with five council members voting for it, two against and one abstaining. At meeting’s end, Ford told the Register she thought objections to the budget increase were for naught. “They (the council) came here with their minds made up,” she said.

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dle School. COUNCIL MEMBERS authorized Shirley to formally request the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers study Riverside Park’s levee system to determine what would need to be done to protect the park from flooding. The study was first proposed shortly after the 2007 flood, which filled the park with more than 12 feet of floodwater from Elm Creek after the old rail corridor on the park’s east side was breached. City crews have since rebuilt the corridor, but that wasn’t enough to prevent the Federal Emergency Management Agency from putting the park in Iola’s flood plain. The park is protected by levees on the south, west

and north sides. City Administrator Carl Slaugh said the proposed study has been “working its way up the chain” of Corps of Engineers administrators and is nearly ready to commence. The Corps of Engineers will fund the first $100,000 of the study. If costs exceed $100,000 they will be shared by the Corps of Engineers and the city, with Iola responsible for 35 percent. Councilman Steve French said he supported the study but worried that authorizing the request would force the city to pay for expensive renovations to the levees or future studies. The letter only requests the initial study, Slaugh responded, and does not obligate the city to further expenditures.

THE CITY is doing away with “snail mail” notifications to announce upcoming council meetings or other public events. Slaugh recommended the city go with email only for those who request notifications of special meetings. Using emails will free up city staff members’ time, Slaugh explained. It will be a recipient’s responsibility to acquire an email address for notifications. Council members suggested the city also post notifications on its public access television channel and on the city’s website. The measure was approved 6-0.

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New faces in different positions Ciccone set to guide students

McCall to carry on tradition

By TERRY BROYLES Humboldt Correspondent

By TERRY BROYLES Humboldt Correspondent

HUMBOLDT — When classes begin next week for USD 258, there will be new faces and many familiar faces to greet students. David Ciccone replaces Terri DeGeer as the new elementary and middle school counselor. Ciccone came to Humboldt from York, Neb., where he was counselor for 14 years. He taught 11 years prior to that. “I enjoy making a difference,” he said. “I like to help the kids develop and achieve their potential. It’s satisfying work to be able to assist students along the way.” He was able to attend enrollment for the district on Wednesday and Thursday where he met students and parents for the first time. “The hardest part is that every school system is different. I have to learn the system here and how Kansas does things,” Ciccone said. “Getting acquainted just takes some time.” His impression of Humboldt so far is that it is “very quiet.” It’s his first experience living in a town with one stop light. York is comparable in size to Chanute, Ciccone estimated.

HUMBOLDT — Mindy McCall has been a paraprofessional for five years; four years as an employee of ANW Special Education Cooperative at Humboldt Middle School, and last year at Humboldt Elementary Charter School. “I’ve now hit all three buildings,” said McCall, hired this year as Humboldt High School secretary. McCall also knows her way around the district because her two oldest children graduated from HHS and she has two younger ones following, Aricah, in sixth grade and Makaylah in eighth. Replacing Sandy Mintz, who changed positions leaving the high school secretary position empty, McCall will work to meet the standard her predecessor set. “It will be hard to fill Sandy’s shoes. She has been here so long and she helped everybody with anything they needed,” McCall said. “I’m anxious to do that too. I’m learning as I go.” Mintz will continue with the district, administering the Power School duties district-wide from

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David Ciccone is the new guidance counselor for elementary and middle school students. Filling the position formerly held by Terri DeGeer, Ciccone has 14 years of experience as a counselor. His wife, Deeann, also a teacher under contract, stayed behind in York, but Ciccone has family nearby in Wichita. The couple has two adult children. Riding a mountain bike and following various political issues are things Ciccone enjoys in his spare time. “I like to fix and improve things, like houses or a garden, and make things

look better,” Ciccone said. Emphasizing his opendoor policy, Ciccone welcomes parents and students who have concerns. “I want them to contact me for any assistance I can provide,” said Ciccone. “Humboldt has the same Midwest values as York,” he said. “I’m comfortable with the setting.” DeGeer was with USD 258 for 23 years.

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Tanis Cadwell, 5, waits patiently while his mother, Jessica Wilson, completes paperwork required at enrollment. Tanis will go to kindergarten when classes start on Aug. 23. He is the son of Wilson and Mark Cadwell, Humboldt. Register/Terry Broyles

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Mindy McCall has taken over the reins as high school secretary, replacing Sandy Mintz who held the position more than 30 years. the Board of Education office, along with records for the Virtual School program. She was high school secretary for 31 years. McCall described her position as serving as secretary for Principal John Johnson and high school counselor Staci Waitrak. Another portion of her time will be spent managing Power School duties where she will input students’ grades, attendance,

meals, class schedules and personal information. “It was such a confidence booster at enrollment for me knowing the kids,” McCall said. “I could put names with faces. I love to be around the kids and watch as they progress to this level and succeed. What’s really neat is the kids that were sixth-graders when I started (in the Middle School) are seniors this year.”

Thompson puts on show at softball tournament HUMBOLDT — Dick Coykendall and Jan Coykendall are peacock proud. Their granddaughter, Kylee Thompson, 10, was a one-girl wrecking crew for Oklahoma Bedlam, a fastpitch softball team from Oologah, Okla., that won the state championship and a world series title in Branson, Mo. Her coach, Don Tice, gushed about Kylee’s exploits. In the Oklahoma state tournament, she was the winning pitcher in all three games. At the plate, Kylee had five singles, a home run, two walks and scored five times in 15 appearances. She saved better performances for the 16-team

world series. On the mound she registered victories in all four games she pitched, including a perfect game in Bedlam’s first world series outing. A perfect game is one in which the pitcher allows no hits, walks or runners to reach base. Offensively, Kylee brought her A game to Branson. She had five singles, seven doubles, four triples, a home run and walk in 27 plate appearances. She also scored 11 runs. For all she did, Kylee was named the most valuable player in the world series. She is the daughter of Terry and Laura (Coykendall) Thompson.

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Today — Adult water aerobics, 7-8 p.m., swimming pool. Thursday — Chamber of Commerce meeting, 5:30 p.m., library; Adult water aerobics, 7-8 p.m., swimming pool. Friday — South Logan FCE community ice cream social, 6:30 p.m., Craig Sharp’s home. Monday — GALS FCE meeting, 7 p.m., Christy Seufert hostess; Lions Club meeting, 6:30 p.m., St. Peter’s Lutheran Church; Humboldt Historical Museum August event, 6:30 p.m., Second & Neosho streets. Aug. 21 — Housing Action Team meeting, 6:30 p.m., USD 258 board office; Biblesta chorus practice, 7 p.m., United Methodist Church; Adult water aerobics, 7-8 p.m., swimming pool. Sept. 8 — Paper drive; Citywide garage sale. Ice cream social

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cream social Friday at 6:30 p.m. at the home of Craig and Sussie Sharp. All current and former FCE members, west-oftown residents, former residents, friends and family are invited to bring lawn chairs, ice cream or a dessert and table service.

Music at the museum

The Humboldt Historical Society Museum August program will feature Michael and Leta Miller, Moran, performing bluegrass and gospel music at 6:30 p.m. Monday at the Museum complex, Second and Neosho streets. The public is invited to bring a lawn chair, enjoy an evening of music and have some ice cream and cookies. Biblesta Choir

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Kylee Thompson, most valuable player in a 10-and-under fast-pitch softball world series in Branson, Mo., is shown with team, individual and MVP trophies. Biblesta Choir will be next at 7 p.m. Aug. 21 at the United Methodist Church. Director Jim Palmer invites singers, especially men and alto voices, to join the group while they prepare for an appearance at the 55th annual Biblesta Parade celebration. The choir will meet each Tuesday until Oct. 6. The choir, made up of local and area residents, has performed during the celebration for many years. Anyone with questions should contact Palmer at 620-473-3288. Citywide sales

Chapter AM, PEO sponsors the fall citywide garage sale Sept. 8. The deadline for sign-up is Aug. 30. For more information, call Judy Middendorf at (620) 473-2666 or Linda Leonard at (620) 473-3746.

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Kansas schools forced to favor out-of-state students Kansas universities and colleges are chasing the money — and that means searching far and wide for students. The farther out the better. Out-of-state students typically pay at least twice as much as their in-state colleagues. That extra income makes them doubly attractive to cash-short higher schools of learning. On average, the number of out-of-state and international students has increased by more than 25 percent, according to the Kansas Board of Regents. The good news is that it creates more of a melting pot for the overly homogeneous Kansas schools. “Funny” accents, varying hues of skin, and different ethnicities help build a more well-rounded student body. On the down side, Kansas students are losing out. An Associated Press story states tuition at the University of Missouri is $9,272 for in-state students. For an out-ofstate or international student, it’s $22,440. At Oklahoma University, the cost of attending school is $17,500 for in-state students; $28,400 for those not. At the University of Kansas,

$18,764 compared to $34,000. Also at KU, more nonresidents than resident students applied to the school. Officials say the ease to apply to school via the Internet explains the surge. A more plausible answer is a college degree is becoming too expensive for Kansas youths. Over the past 20 years the Kansas Legislature has increasingly pushed the costs of higher education onto the shoulders of students. In 1991, the state carried almost 70 percent of operating expenses of the state’s universities and colleges. Today, the state funds about 39 percent of those costs, while student tuition rates have increased 62 percent. CONSERVATIVES SAY they

are willing to increase funding for Kansas schools when the economy picks up. Meanwhile, we’re willing to starve our biggest resource — our children’s education. It’s up to us to grow our future. That means investing in our children’s education and believing in a positive return. — Susan Lynn

Letter to the editor Dear Mr. Lynn,

I felt your editorial on Aug. 9 was one of your best. Brownback not only has complete control of the Legislature (I know it is hard to think of) but the House has moved even further right. Most of you know I was left with only 5 percent of my district, as always I gave it a game effort, but lost to Peggy Mast who got 47 percent to my 33 percent with a third incumbent, Willie Prescott, getting 20 percent. Peggy Mast ran against Obamacare, and promised that she “has never voted for a tax increase, and never will.” Actually I fear your editorial was a little too positive, because with a Legislature full of people like that they will have little chance to “fix” the tax bill. Remember, Brownback proposed to extend the sales tax last time and could not get it through even with a few “crazy moderates” like me left. You hit the nail on the head when you said the cuts will come in fewer and less government services, and/or higher property taxes under the cover of “local control.” Many of you know that I have proposed bills and amendments to actually cut spending in Topeka and a couple even made it out of the House before a death in the Senate. The agencies are right there in Topeka and are all over any cuts to their jobs, programs, or funds, so with 50 percent, or so, new legislators you can expect no cutting in Capital City.

Then there is the drought and income in Kansas has to suffer. Our income projections from the governor’s office were very much on the high side, and did not allow for the long hot summer of 2012. You were correct about people in road construction, materials, education, and other fields losing their jobs and going from paychecks to unemployment checks. The governor said, “The tax cut would be like a shot of adrenalin to the heart.” For me when you were sick and just getting better, adrenalin to the heart could be just the thing to kill you. It has been a pleasure serving the people of the 9th district and I want to say I think your choice of Ed Bideau to serve you was a good one. With so many new people an experienced lawmaker could be of great use. But I also agree that things could get a lot worse before they can get better. I can see a Sen. Forrest Knox getting all his gun laws passed and could even make them a little “better.” I can see more regulations and rules for schools and local units of government getting passed. The far right likes to tell people what to do just as much as anyone. I will be on the sidelines watching and hoping Mr. Lynn and I are wrong, but over the years either the state has changed or we have, because we find ourselves more and more in the same camp. Rep. Bill Otto, Le Roy, Kan.

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Romney’s dispiriting welfare gambit WASHINGTON — Mitt Romney has finally figured out what to do with his vanquished rivals Rick Santorum and Newt Gingrich. They will be his senior advisers on race relations. Both gentlemen are eminently qualified for this role. Santorum, you may recall, is the man who stood before a group of white Iowans in January and said: “I don’t want to make black people’s lives better by giving them somebody else’s money. I want to give them the opportunity to go out and earn the money and provide for themselves and their families.” The candidate later attempted to argue that he had said “blah” rather than “black.” Then came Gingrich, who in New Hampshire repeatedly dubbed President Obama “the best food-stamp president in American history.” Then, as now, Gingrich claimed his branding of the first black president with a program that disproportionately benefits African-Americans had nothing to do with race. Romney, admirably, had largely avoided such dog whistles during the primary campaign. Then, last week, he released an ad that abandoned the high ground, falsely claiming that Obama had “quietly announced a plan to gut welfare reform.” It went on: “Under Obama’s plan, you wouldn’t have to work and wouldn’t have to train for a job. They just send you your welfare check.” I covered welfare reform in 1995 and 1996 as a congressional reporter for The Wall Street Journal, so I have followed the issue closely. And Romney’s assertion is, as has been widely documented, nonsense. Republican governors were among those requesting the recent waivers of the welfare work requirements, the “demonstration projects” that sparked Romney’s attack.

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Washington Post Writers Group Ron Haskins, who as a Ways and Means Committee staffer in the 1990s helped draft the welfare law for House Republicans, told NPR that “there’s no plausible scenario under which it really constitutes a serious attack on welfare reform.” Why Romney is doing this is fairly plain. Romney polls best among white, working-class men, and he needs them to turn out in large numbers. Yet even at this late stage of the campaign, some of the GOP base remains suspicious of his candidacy — a suspicion that was encouraged by last week’s defense of “Romneycare” in Massachusetts by a Romney spokeswoman. And a poll by Pew Research Center last month found that nearly a quarter of white evangelicals were uncomfortable with Romney’s Mormonism. Romney therefore has incentive to revive the culture wars, which also accounts for his ad last week claiming Obama had launched a “war on religion.” What makes Romney’s welfare gambit dispiriting is that, as a member of one of the most persecuted groups in American history, he knows more than most the dangers of fanning bigotry. Yet now he has injected into the campaign what has for decades been a standard device for race-baiting — a suspect move because welfare hadn’t been on the radar screen. This is my problem with Romney: He is a decent man, but too weak to stand up to the minority on his own side who are not. With the welfare attack, he is encour-

aging them. After releasing the ad claiming Obama would “just send you your welfare check,” Romney made the racial component official when his Republican National Committee hosted a conference call the next day with Gingrich, who, sure enough, reprised his food-stamp assault, telling reporters that “an honest discussion about dependency doesn’t mean you’re a racist.” But what about a dishonest discussion? Thursday, the RNC hosted a call with Santorum, who did everything but revive the “welfare queen” attack of the 1980s. “What the president wants to do is turn back the clock and do what he has done with every single other entitlement program in this country, which is increase the number of people on it, increase dependency,” Santorum charged. Add in Obama’s “contempt for the Constitution, his contempt for the rule of law,” Santorum added, “and this is a pattern that I think people are concerned about.” The week before launching his welfare attack, Romney told a group of donors in Jerusalem that “culture makes all the difference” in the “dramatic, stark” disparity between Israeli wealth and Palestinian poverty. Saeb Erekat, an adviser to Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas, called the statement “racist.” Romney may not have meant it to be — but, as Santorum likes to say, this is a pattern.    

A look back in time 25 Years Ago Week of Aug. 12, 1987

U.S. District Court Judge Frank G. Theis refused Friday in Wichita to issue a temporary restraining order barring Williams Natural Gas Co. of Tulsa from refusing to transport another company’s gas. Nine southeast Kansas cities, including Iola, requested the order in connection with an anti-trust lawsuit they filed in U.S. District Court a week ago. The cities are trying to prevent Williams from blocking their access to natural gas sold by Williams’ competitors at cheaper prices. Les Olm, Iola city superintendent, said today that the temporary restraining order might have been denied because the judge apparently was aware that the cities wouldn’t be without the cheaper gas until late August or early September. That would provide time for a hearing on the injunction.

***** Picture of the day: Rep. Bob Whittaker talks with Jim Gilpin, president of Iola Bank and Trust. Emerson Lynn, Jr., publisher of The Register, held a reception for Whittaker at his home Monday evening. Congressional efforts to limit product liability awards were among the topics discussed. Rep. Whittaker pointed out that the awards added to the cost of doing business and therefore produced increases in the products involved to cover those costs. ***** HUMBOLDT — Larry W. Taylor, a native of southeast Kansas, has joined Humboldt National Bank as vice president. He has been in banking for eight years, first with Commerce Bancshares of Kansas City, then with First National Bank of Commerce in New Orleans, La. Taylor will

work primarily with loans at Humboldt National. His wife, Dr. Cathy Mih Taylor, a native of Chanute, recently opened a practice of obstetrics and gynecology in Chanute. His mother, Mary Etta Taylor, is food services director of USD 258. ***** The Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) has been well received in Allen County, according to Joe Francis, Allen County director of the Agricultural Stabilization and Conservation Service (ASCS). CRP is a part of the Food Security Act passed by Congress in December 1985. The program encourages farmers to stop growing crops on highly erodible cropland and to plant it to grass or trees through 10-year contracts with the U.S. Department of Agriculture in exchange for yearly rental payments.


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Ideas for Alzheimer caretakers How to get a green thumb

FCE meets The Moran FCE hosted a meeting July 27 at Kathy Ward’s home for a lesson in “More Plants on the Plate” led by Luella Fuhrman. The next meeting will be Sept. 21 at 1:30 p.m. at Barbara Diehl’s home for the “Hearth Fire” lesson led by Kathy Ward.

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The July 9 meeting of the Square B 4-H Club was called to order by President Shannon Vogel. Roll call was led by Vice President Klair Vogel and Emily Klubek led the flag salute and 4-H pledge. Levi Meiwes led the club in singing of “Baby Bumble Bee.” Community Leader Wade Vogel reminded the club of Allen County Fair activities, and Levi Meiwes introduced Leo Reuter, an exchange student from Switzerland staying with the Meiwes family.   On July 15 the club met at Riverside Park for a swimming party and a club expo. The members showed items they planned to exhibit at the Allen County Fair. Club Reporter Emily Klubek

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grocery sack while you unlock the door to the house. • Let him set the table while you make lunch. It’s OK if it’s not set just right. • Have him clip coupons or shred old documents. • Let him get the mail from the mailbox and open the junk mail. • Let him help feed the dog. • Bake cookies. He can help stir and put the batter on cookie sheets while you deal with the oven. • Ask a friend to visit to

Extension Master Gardener training is being offered this fall in Parsons beginning Sept. 14. This is a wonderful opportunity for avid gardeners who want to learn more about growing and caring for plants, and who want to share their knowledge with others. Classes will run from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Fridays from Sept. 14 through Nov. 9, excluding Sept. 21 and Oct. 19. That will be the only time the class will be offered in southeast Kansas this year. Because this is an intensive program it cannot be offered in the evening due to the amount of time required to cover the subject matter. The program requires 12 core classes be taught

Lawrence program awarded grant LAWRENCE — Headquarters Counseling Center, which is based in Lawrence, has been awarded a federal grant to launch a statewide initiative aimed at reducing the number of attempted suicides and deaths. “This grant will save lives,” predicted the center’s director, Marcia Epstein. “That’s what it’s all about.” The three-year grant is for $480,000. Epstein said the grant would be used to start a youth suicide prevention resource center and website, expand and strengthen regional suicide-prevention efforts and train mental and physical

health care professionals to recognize and respond to suicide risks. “By making more information available and by promoting a better understanding of what’s known to be best practice, we seriously believe this is going to help us reduce number of deaths and attempts by suicide in Kansas,” she said. “Until the awarding of this grant, Kansas had no dedicated resource for suicide prevention, so this is really exciting.” According to the Kansas Department of Health and Environment’s latest Annual Summary of Vital Statistics, Kansas recorded 409 suicides in 2010, involving 319 males and 90

females. Suicide was the second leading cause of death among Kansans between the ages of 15 and 44 and the sixth leading cause of death for those between ages 45 and 64. The initiative will focus on 10- to 24-year-olds, Epstein said. “That’s quite a range,” Epstein said. “That includes military vets and young children – two very different groups, obviously.” The grant was awarded by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The Health Care Foundation of Greater Kansas City has awarded $4.7 million in mental health grants to 28 nonprofit organizations. “When the economy is struggling and governments face major fiscal challenges, mental and behavioral health funding can become scarce,” said Steve Roling, president and CEO of HCF. “Unfortunately, these are the times when

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help keep your loved one entertained and to give you a break. The friend can take a walk, read or even bat a ball with the Alzheimer’s sufferer. • Get talking book audiotapes from the library. Many people with Alzheimer’s like to be read to if they can no longer read. You may need to try several different topics before you find one that works. Usually humor speaks to anyone. You can also read “Alzheimer’s Activities: Hundreds of Activities for Men and Women with Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Disorders” by B.J. Fitzray. This and other helpful publications are recommended online at www. ahaf.org.

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mental health services are most needed, with many agencies experiencing an increase in demand for services. HCF is pleased to award these organizations with grants to help maintain and expand mental health services for the uninsured and underserved.” The foundation received 79 proposals totaling $17.3 million in response to the request for proposals it announced in February. The Kansas organizations that received grants include El Centro and Wyandot Inc., which both serve residents of Kansas City, Kan. El Centro received $150,000 to help sustain its work with immigrant women and families who are victims of domestic violence. Wyandot Inc. received $75,000 to expand the capacity of its community mental health centers. The Mattie Rhodes Center provides behavioral health services to children and families living on both sides of the state line.

When the economy is struggling and governments face major fiscal challenges, mental and behavioral health funding can be scarce. — Steve Roling President and CEO of HCF

It’s common for a person with Alzheimer’s to become attached or even a shadow to his primary caregiver. That doesn’t mean you have to provide the stimulation all the time. Try these ideas: • Play a music video with a fast pace. • Let your loved one walk as much as possible. • Pulling weeds or batting a balloon ball also provides exercise. • Exercise videos with simple directions are available from senior supply companies. You may want to try a “sit and fit” variety if your loved one is less mobile, so they can remain seated while doing some exercise. • Let your loved one help at a level he can. For example, let him hold the

The organization, which mainly serves recent immigrants who speak only Spanish, received a grant of $225,000. A $250,000 grant to Johnson County Mental Health will help to fund its work with the Mid-America Addiction Technology Transfer Center to design more effective treatment programs for young adults with substance abuse and mental health problems.

Water lawsuit back in court

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TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A dispute between Kansas and Nebraska over use of water from the Republican River is heading back to court — in New England. The trial begins Monday in federal court in Portland, Maine. A special master appointed by the U.S. Supreme Court will take evidence and recommend a resolution. Kansas officials allege

Nebraska is violating a 2003 settlement over use of water in the Republican River basin. The state claims Nebraska exceeded its allotment by more than 78,000 acre-feet of water from 2005 through 2006. Kansas asked the U.S. Supreme Court in 2010 to reopen the case and enforce the settlement. The court agreed to reopen the case last year and appointed a special master.

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for Master Gardener certification. The classes include basic plant care, annual and perennial flowers, vegetable and fruit production, soil and fertilizer and more. Instructors from K-State Research and Extension will teach the classes. There is a $75 registration fee to cover the specialist’s travel fee and a training manual. The Extension Master Gardener program is a volunteer training program.

In exchange for the classroom instruction, participants are asked to return approximately 40 hours of volunteer time. This volunteer time can be in the form of a community project or as simple as sharing gardening expertise with neighbors and friends. The Southwind Extension District has an active Master Gardener program in all three counties – Neosho, Bourbon and Allen. Last year, the district Master Gardeners logged more than 600 hours of volunteer service to their communities. To request an application form or for more information, please contact Krista Harding at kharding@ksu.edu or 620-2443826.

Council approves personnel moves By RICHARD LUKEN richard@iolaregister.com

Iola City Council members approved a number of personnel changes Monday. Justin Turner, a member of the Iola Fire Department, has resigned, as has Tony Godfrey, assistant code enforcement officer. Turner told council members in a letter he had accepted a job with another fire and ambulance department. Godfrey is leaving the city to focus full time on his ministry with Harvest Baptist Church. He will remain on staff until newcomers to the department are trained. Council members hired Shonda Jefferis in July as code enforcement officer. Meanwhile, council members approved the hiring of Charles Ecton and Andrew Hill within the fire department, Jared Keagle as animal control officer and David Harrison with the Sanitation Department. Council members also approved annual or sixmonth evaluations for six other employees and subsequent pay raises ranging from 1.6 percent to 3.5 percent. THE CITY’S $28.5 million budget for 2013 was formally adopted at Monday’s meeting. The budget is supported in part by an ad valorem tax levy of 37.792 mills. That means the owner of a $60,000 home will pay about $260 in property taxes this year to support Iola’s general fund. The figure does not account for property taxes levied by the county, USD 257 or Allen Community College. To go along with the

budget, council members approved an ordinance that caps the Iola Public Library’s mill levy at 5.715 mills. The cap had been set at 5.5 mills, Slaugh said, but past commissions and the current council approved budgets exceeding that figure since the old cap was instituted in 2007. COUNCIL members approved paying the city’s auditing firm Swindoll, Janzen, Hawk & Loyd $17,000 for the company’s work to complete Iola’s 2011 audit. The council denied the firm’s request for another $1,950 for what the auditors described as “additional work” regarding a closer study of Iola’s ambulance budget. Auditors described the ambulance collections process in 2009 and 2010 as a “material weakness” because uncollected bills have not been properly reconciled. While the auditors may have felt justified in seeking compensation for the additional work, it was not agreed upon in advance by the council, Slaugh said. The payment authorization passed 5-1, with Beverly Franklin opposed. Councilmen also approved purchase of a software module from Tyler Technologies for $7,675. The software will tie all of the city’s department funds together so when a purchase order is produced, it will immediately validate available budget money for that purchase. The new software also assures a continuous numbering system for all purchase orders within the city. The city will pay an annual maintenance fee of $1,544 for the module.


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Councilman Harry Lee Jr. suggested Roney visit with the new LaHarpe Baptist Mission on Main Street for permission to use its property as a bus stop. Roney said she did visit with them, but the church declined her request because, “it is private property, and that causes liability.” LaHarpe council members have expressed concern about children being forgotten or causing “riffraff ” at city hall, but even at the current location if there is a child who has to wait for their parents to collect them there is an understanding among the other parents that the children are never left unattended. Roney has received suggestions about the parents volunteering to direct traffic at the busy intersection, but “there are laws on that.” A person must be properly trained and certified to be able to direct traffic. The board also discussed a backup location, in case the council does not approve their city hall to be used. The city park was decided as a good alternative. “They might go for it

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because it might be easier and there is nothing there,” Roney said. Roney has roughly 40 or 50 signatures on her petition for the new pick-up location. Roney will bring her petition along with USD 256 board approval to the LaHarpe city council meeting Wednesday.

THE BOARD approved Junior-Senior High Principal Jeremy Boldra’s request to make seminar worth a quarter credit. Seminar is a period of 30 minutes where students are free to do what they like. This time is utilized to separate the junior high students from high school during lunch hour. The seminar would now be used to teach a brief lesson and graded on what they were taught that day. The lessons would be standardized, as well as the tests. This will allow teachers to use the “seminar time to get students ready for something,” Boldra said. The board also approved Joyce Sinn’s resignation — a second-time retiree from Marmaton Valley — and Scott Stewart was hired to replace the time she spent managing the library.

ALSO on the board’s agenda was some basic housekeeping and discussion about the changing of a policy. Currently students who want to participate in any after-school activities, such as sports, FFA and so forth must be at school all day. Students have the option of taking a half day, if they have acquired enough credits, but those students are not allowed to be involved in after-school activities. Coaches and students have expressed their dislike for the policy. Several years back students were allowed to only need half a day’s worth of classes to participate in after-school activities. The board voted for the full day’s worth of class attendance. The board discussed the option of changing the policy back to what it was, but

THE FIRST day of school is Thursday. . The junior and high schools have roughly 150 students enrolled, according to Boldra. The elementary school has 164 students enrolled, according to Principal Kenneth McWhirter.

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“Under Gov. Brownback, and I’m not knockin’ him and I’m not praising him, changes are being made. They (Kansas legislators) are pushing the limits of the school districts. They are requiring at a local level for us to take more and more responsibility for educating our children and funding that. These are things that are going to continue to come up,” Burris said. Burris also said decisions made now will have farreaching impact. “We can sit here and be bullheaded about it or we can embrace it and understand the change and use it to our advantage,” Burris said. “That’s going to keep our administrators employed, our teachers employed. So we can sit here and say, ‘Let them come and let them take our people off the square. They can have a pickup at the Allen County courthouse and I don’t care where they take them but take them out of the district,’ or we can make a change. “I’m not saying go steal kids. I am saying we need to compete and our education system needs to be better than anything in the county for us to survive because that’s what it’s coming to.” Scott Stanley, district

transportation director, also chimed in wanting to know how far he could go outside the district to pick up students who are already planning on coming to 257. In some cases that would mean going as much as a mile inside of a neighboring district. In another case Stanley talked about a child who lives on the boundary line between USD 479, based out of Colony, and Iola’s school district. “We have a kindergarten student who lives 300 feet inside of Colony’s boarders,” Stanley said. “So we can pick up kids only on one side of the street if we keep with the district lines. If the child was older they could walk across the street and we could pick them up there, but since they are that young we can’t do that. I’d like to know if we are allowed to pull into their driveway or not.” Don Snavely, board member, expressed a need for a common sense approach on E LIF h e A t rop E S ! G UT N as V I at I N SA a c M 1 m Y1 fro

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situations like that one. “I think you work that stuff on an individual basis,” Snavely said. “I’d like to think everybody is going to be honorable so that we won’t have situations like that.” Darrel Catron was pragmatic, pointing to the increased funding districts like Colony and Moran get for each child. An at-riskstudent is worth $7,235 to USD 257. Due to the low attendance weighting given to smaller districts like Colony and Moran who stand to gain as much as $1,000 more in funding per student. “When they start balancing their budget they’ll take the numbers, I guarantee you,” Catron said. In the end, the board decided to remain within the borders and wait to see what happens next. “I think the superintendents and school boards are in a wait-and-see mode,” Pekarek said.

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me to stay for free, or for a cheaper rate,” Weber said. If that is unsuccessful, Weber totes along a small tent to Michael Weber sleep outdoors. He has yet to need the tent. “The people along the way have been amazing,” he said. “I may not know what my plan is, but God does.” Weber is in day 39 and has crossed the 800-mile barrier. “If you count states, I’m on six of 12,” he said, “but in terms of miles, I’m just past a third of the way.” HAPPENSTANCE led Weber to Gary Hawk’s house Saturday and Sunday. He approached Moran from the east when he received a phone call from one of his liaisons from West Virginia. They had bad news. Attempts to secure a free or discounted hotel room in Iola were unsuccessful. Weber planned to unload his tent and find a secluded

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Abbey St. Clair, left, and Katana Smith, above, are the veterans on the Iola High Fillies’ tennis team. The Fillies opened practice for the 2012 season on Monday. Smith is helping position several newcomers on the court for a doubles practice. Iola opens the tennis season a week from Thursday at Chanute.

North Carolina is investigating how what appears to be a transcript for former football star Julius Peppers surfaced on the university’s website. In a statement Monday, the school said it has removed the link and that it couldn’t discuss confidential student information covered by federal privacy laws. The school didn’t confirm the authenticity of the partial grade summary, which lists Peppers’ name at the top. “Student academic records should never be accessible to the public, and the university is investigating reports of what appears to be a former student transcript on the university’s website,” the school said. The link, which surfaced late Sunday, showed Peppers received some of his highest grades in classes in the Department of African and Afro-American Studies (AFAM).

Slow and steady is just fine for Kansas State MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) — Kansas State coach Bill Snyder hears when fans count down the play clock before every snap. He and his offense are in no hurry, and they have no plans to pick up the pace this year. “We’re a team that’s usually going to use the clock in that fashion — huddle, come to the line of scrimmage, let the clock run down, snap the football,” Snyder said at media day. “We can go as fast as we want. We don’t have to huddle. We can do it like every other team does. It’s just kind of what suits our needs.” With up-tempo offense all the rage these days, Kansas State used a slow-and-steady approach last season to win 10 games. The purple-clad masses at Snyder Family Stadium this year will still get the chance to count down, “Three . two . one .” as quarterback Collin Klein waits for the snap from center B.J. Finney. The strategy is to control the clock and the ball, and avoid unforced errors. The Wildcats utilized that system last season to go 10-2 in the regular season before losing the Cotton Bowl to Arkansas.

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Kansas State head coach Bill Snyder is ready to lead the Wildcat football team into the new Big 12 this season. The Wildcats have a strong returning core of players for 2012. The Wildcats return 17 starters, the most since 2006, and coaches project a more versatile offense than they had in 2011, when Kansas State passed 290 times and ran 606. Balance is nice, but productive is better. Anything to keep the opponent’s offense off the field.

“If we can get more first downs now, they’re going to have the ball even less, so that’s one of our emphases,” offensive coordinator Dana Dimel said, “and we’re going to try to do that by being more diverse with what we do on offense, try to expound on our passing game, basically.”

That more versatile offense starts with more passing by Klein, but it also includes fullback Braden Wilson, who Dimel says is a lock for the NFL because of the matchups and angles he allows his team to create, and wide receiver Tyler Lockett, whom many expect to be one of the best in the Big 12 coming back from injury. “It’s a huge boost,” Dimel said. “Our last time that we had Tyler and Chris (Harper) was the Oklahoma State game, and we showed our diversity there when we had both those guys at full cylinder, so we’re feeling like if we get both those guys back healthy, we can kind of be that balanced of a team where we ran the ball well and threw the ball well.” Dimel anticipates using John Hubert — who rushed for 970

yards in 2011 — about the same amount while using other backs to provide different looks. All of this will take some of the load off Klein, who rushed for 1,141 yards last season. “Last year people really just started tightening down their defense, giving us some very unusual looks because they weren’t as concerned about our passing,” Dimel said. “Now we’re hoping that with the way he’s improved his passing it will create a lot more problems for people defensively.” Kansas State’s strategy for keeping the ball out of the hands of the opposing offense is much appreciated by defensive coordinator Tom Hayes, who was promoted to the position this year after coaching the secondary last season. “(Our offense) is going down to the last three or four seconds before we snap the ball, and our defense is parked on the sideline, and that’s when you play your best, is when you’re not playing,” Hayes said. “The less exposure we have, the better our stats and the better our production is going to be.”

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New head coach Emily Sigg, left, new assistant coach Steven Stockebrand, above, and freshman coach Jeff Fehr, below, have Iola High Fillies at the net during Monday afternoon’s volleyball practice. The Fillies open the 2012 season Aug. 25.

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USMTS roll up thrilling Baseball race for Humboldt fans HUMBOLDT — It took five heat races and two Bfeature races to get the field set for the 40-lap main feature race Friday night. The drivers and race fans at Humboldt Speedway were primed for a great race. They got it. In the final 2012 appearance of the United States Modified Touring Series (USMTS) at Humboldt, the drivers staged a thriller for the fans. Jeremy Payne of Springfield, Mo., mounted a hardfought campaign to top the 26-car “A” main field. Over the course of the event, Payne passed current national points leader and eventual runner-up Ryan Gustin of Marshalltown, Iowa, and reigning “King Of America” Stormy Scott of Las Cruces, N.M., who finished third. Scott’s twin brother, Johnny, also from Las Cruces, was fourth, followed by Jason Hughes of Watts, Okla.. In post race interviews, Payne was complimentary of his crew, saying that the chassis setup they provided was “spot on.” Gustin also pointed out the need for proper setup, especially when faced with this caliber of competition. All the drivers praised Ron Whitworth and associates for the excellent condition of the track itself. Wide open competition was evident in all classes Friday, none more so than the USRA B-Mod feature. Tim VanGotten topped the 23-car field, leading most of the event despite intense pressure from runner up Jimmie Davis. Jeremy Chamber placed third followed by Jack Simmons and Brad Smith in fifth.  In only his second 2012 appearance, Dusty Marvin claimed the feature win in factory stock division. Jeremy Wilson came from deep in the field to take second place, followed by Patrick Kay, Tim Phillips, and Brandon Tindle.

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Jeremy Payne, Springfield, Mo., captured the USMTS modified race at Humboldt Speedway last Friday night. Derek Michael recorded a hard fought pure stock feature win, edging out runner up Tyler Kidwell. Levi Phillips, Mike Churning, and Michael Aiello rounded out the top five. TONIGHT, sprint cars take center stage. The American Sprint Car Series, fresh from the “360” Nationals in Knoxville, Iowa, makes its firstever Humboldt Speedway appearance. Gates open at 6 o’clock and racing gets under way at 8 o’clock. General admission is $20 for adults and $5 for children. The regular USRA modifieds and B-Mod divisions at Humboldt Speedway also runs tonight.  THIS FRIDAY it’s Pack The Stands Fan Appreciation Night. An estimated 5,000 free tickets have already been distributed by promoters Ron, Rhenda, and Ryan Whitworth to area fans for what looks to be a mega event. Humboldt Speedway Race Results Friday, August 10, 2012 Whitworth Construction Pure Stock

HEAT 1 — Tyler Kidwell, Derek Michael, Robert Shaughnessy, Ryan Smith, Floyd Taggart HEAT 2 — Levi Phillips, Mike Aiello, Mike Churning, Wayne Johnson, Dana Hampton FEATURE — Derrek Michael, Tyler Kidwell, Levi Phillips, Mike Aiello, Ryan Smith, Robert Shaughnessy, Toby Elbe, Wayne Johnson Factory Stock HEAT 1 — David Matlock, Derrek Wilson, Tim Phillips, Brandon Tindle, John Rosson, Bobby Brown, Brandon Tindle HEAT 2 — Dustin Marvin, Rick Aiello, Patrick Kay, Jeremy Wilson, Clint Drake, Todd Kidwell FEATURE — Dustin Marvin, Jeremy Wilson, Patrick Kay, Tim Phillips, Brandon Tindle, Derrek Wilson, John Rosson, Clinton Drake, Rick Aiello, David Matlock, Bobby Brown, Todd Kidwell Ray’s Metal Depot USRA B-Mod HEAT 1 — Jimmy Davis, Curt Drake, Jack Simmons, Scott Collins, Rick Dreasher, Brandon Jones, Jarrid Johnson, David Mason HEAT 2 — Brad Smith, Jeremy Bennett, Leon Bash, Tyler James, Doug Scism, Andy Bryant, Jon Westhoff HEAT 3 — Tim VanGotten, Jeremy Chambers, Jeremy Wilson, Brian Heg, Riley Whitworth, Jason Thurman, Kenny Shaw FEATURE — Tim VanGotten, Jimmie Davis, Jeremy Chambers, Jack Simmons, Brad Smith, Curt Drake, Jeremy Bennett, Riley Whitworth, Leon Bash, Jeremy Wilson, Tyler James, Jason Thurman, Rick Dreasher, Mike Letterman, Scott Collins, Kenny Shaw, Andy Bryant, Doug Scism, Jon Westhoff, Jarrid Johnson, Brandon Jones, David

Mason, Brian Heg USRA Modified HEAT 1 — Ryan Gustin, John Allen, Rodney Sanders, Scott Daniels, Tanner Mullens, Kelly Shryock, Allen Broers, Daniel Hilsabeck HEAT 2 — Stormy Scott, Thomas Tillison Jr., Cade Dillard, Corey Dripps, Mitch Keeter, Terry Beckham, Rick Beebe, Christy Georges HEAT 3 — Randy Timms, Johnny Scott, Dereck Ramirez, Al Hejna, Richie Gustin, Travis Johnson, Mickey Burrell HEAT 4 — Jeremy Payne, Bryan Rowland, Zack VanderBeek, Paden Phillips, Trevor Hunt, Bryce Schniepp, Chris Theodore HEAT 5 — Jason Cummings, Jason Hughes, Ryan Ruter, Terry Phillips, Cody Schniepp, Austin Siebert, Eddie Martin B FEATURE — Zack VanderBeek, Cade Dillard, Al Hejna, Eddie Martin, Terry Beckham, Corey Dripps, Trevor Hunt, Mitch Keeter, Mickey Burrell, Cody Schniepp, Christy Georges, Allan Broers, Travis Johnson B FEATURE — Terry Phillips, Ryan Ruter, Kelly Shryock, Scott Daniels, Austin Siebert, Rick Beebe, Bryce Schniepp, Rickie Gustin, Paden Phillips, Daniel Hilsabeck, Tanner Mullens A FEATURE — Jeremy Payne, Ryan Gustin, Stormy Scott, Johnny Scott, Jason Hughes, Rodney Sanders, Bryan Rowland, Randy Timms, Zack VanderBeek, Al Hejna, Dereck Ramirez, Cade Dillard, Jason Cummins, Eddie Martin, Ryan Ruter, John Allen, Kelly Shryock, Corey Dripps, Daniel Hilsabeck, Rick Beebe, Tanner Mullens, Terry Phillips, Thomas Tillison Jr., Scott Daniels, Terry Beckham, Austin Siebert

Major League Baseball At A Glance The Associated Press American League East Division W L Pct GB New York 68 47 .591 — Tampa Bay 63 52 .548 5 Baltimore 62 53 .539 6 Boston 57 59 .491 11½ Toronto 55 60 .478 13 Central Division W L Pct GB Chicago 62 52 .544 — Detroit 61 55 .526 2 Cleveland 54 62 .466 9 Minnesota 50 65 .435 12½ Kansas City 49 65 .430 13 West Division W L Pct GB Texas 67 47 .588 — Oakland 61 53 .535 6 Los Angeles 60 56 .517 8 Seattle 53 64 .453 15½ Sunday’s Games Boston 14, Cleveland 1 Toronto 10, N.Y. Yankees 7 Baltimore 5, Kansas City 3 Chicago White Sox 7, Oakland 3 Tampa Bay 7, Minnesota 3, 10 innings Texas 8, Detroit 3 Seattle 4, L.A. Angels 1 Monday’s Games N.Y. Yankees 8, Texas 2 Toronto 3, Chicago White Sox 2, 11 innings Minnesota 9, Detroit 3 Cleveland 6, L.A. Angels 2 Tampa Bay 4, Seattle 1 Tuesday’s Games Boston (Beckett 5-9) at Baltimore (W.Chen 10-7), 7:05 p.m. Texas (M.Harrison 13-6) at N.Y. Yankees (Kuroda 10-8), 7:05 p.m. Chicago White Sox (Quintana 4-2) at Toronto (H.Alvarez 7-9), 7:07 p.m. Detroit (Fister 6-7) at Minnesota (Duensing 2-7), 8:10 p.m. Oakland (J.Parker 7-6) at Kansas City (Guthrie 1-3), 8:10 p.m. Cleveland (Jimenez 9-11) at L.A. Angels (Greinke 0-1), 10:05 p.m. Tampa Bay (M.Moore 9-7) at Seattle (Millwood 4-10), 10:10 p.m. Wednesday’s Games Detroit at Minnesota, 1:10 p.m. Tampa Bay at Seattle, 3:40 p.m. Boston at Baltimore, 7:05 p.m. Texas at N.Y. Yankees, 7:05 p.m. Chicago White Sox at Toronto, 7:07 p.m. Oakland at Kansas City, 8:10 p.m. Cleveland at L.A. Angels, 10:05 p.m. National League East Division

W L Pct GB Washington 71 44 .617 — Atlanta 66 49 .574 5 New York 55 60 .478 16 Philadelphia 53 62 .461 18 Miami 52 64 .448 19½ Central Division W L Pct GB Cincinnati 69 46 .600 — Pittsburgh 64 51 .557 5 St. Louis 62 53 .539 7 Milwaukee 52 62 .456 16½ Chicago 45 69 .395 23½ Houston 38 79 .325 32 West Division W L Pct GB San Francisco 63 52 .548 — Los Angeles 63 53 .543 ½ Arizona 58 57 .504 5 San Diego 52 65 .444 12 Colorado 42 71 .372 20 Sunday’s Games L.A. Dodgers 5, Miami 0 Pittsburgh 11, San Diego 5 Philadelphia 8, St. Louis 7, 11 innings Milwaukee 5, Houston 3 Cincinnati 3, Chicago Cubs 0 San Francisco 9, Colorado 6 Arizona 7, Washington 4 N.Y. Mets 6, Atlanta 5 Monday’s Games L.A. Dodgers 5, Pittsburgh 4 Philadelphia 4, Miami 0 San Diego 4, Atlanta 1 Chicago Cubs 7, Houston 1 Colorado 9, Milwaukee 6 Washington at San Francisco, 10:15 p.m. Tuesday’s Games L.A. Dodgers (Billingsley 8-9) at Pittsburgh (Correia 9-6), 7:05 p.m. N.Y. Mets (C.Young 3-6) at Cincinnati (Latos 10-3), 7:10 p.m. Philadelphia (K.Kendrick 4-9) at Miami (Jo.Johnson 7-8), 7:10 p.m. San Diego (Richard 9-11) at Atlanta (T.Hudson 11-4), 7:10 p.m. Houston (Harrell 9-8) at Chicago Cubs (Volstad 0-8), 8:05 p.m. Arizona (I.Kennedy 10-9) at St. Louis (J.Kelly 2-5), 8:15 p.m. Milwaukee (Wolf 3-8) at Colorado (Chatwood 2-2), 8:40 p.m. Washington (Zimmermann 9-6) at San Francisco (Bumgarner 12-7), 10:15 p.m. Wednesday’s Games Philadelphia at Miami, 12:40 p.m. Houston at Chicago Cubs, 2:20 p.m. Milwaukee at Colorado, 3:10 p.m. Washington at San Francisco, 3:45 p.m. L.A. Dodgers at Pittsburgh, 7:05 p.m. N.Y. Mets at Cincinnati, 7:10 p.m. San Diego at Atlanta, 7:10 p.m. Arizona at St. Louis, 8:15 p.m.

Former Red Sox Johnny Pesky dies BOSTON (AP) — Adored by generations of Red Sox fans, Johnny Pesky was so much a part of Boston baseball that the right-field foul pole at Fenway Park bears his name. Pesky, who played, managed and served as a broadcaster for the Red Sox in a baseball career that lasted

more than 60 years, died Monday. He was 92. Pesky died just more than a week after his final visit to Fenway, on Aug. 5 when Boston beat the Minnesota Twins 6-4. “The national pastime has lost one of its greatest ambassadors,” baseball commissioner Bud Selig said.

Mcllroy back at top with record-setting win at PGA KIAWAH ISLAND, S.C. (AP) — Rory McIlroy hit off wood chips and out of sand. He even stuck one shot in a tree branch — and went on to make par like it was no big deal. By the time the PGA Championship was over, he was in a class by himself. “On 18, I was just taking the whole thing in,” McIlroy said. “I allowed myself the luxury of walking up 18 knowing that I was going to win. I enjoyed the moment, just let it all sink in.” Another major championship masterpiece for the 23-year-old from Northern Ireland with seemingly unlimited potential. From the start of the weekend, McIlroy looked like the man to beat at Kiawah Island, and nobody came close. He won Sunday by a record eight strokes, with a flair and charisma that could turn him into golf ’s next star. Remember all that talk about how no lead is safe in 2012? McIlroy was in front the entire final round. “I set myself a target,” he said. “I said, ‘Look, if I get to 12 under par, nobody is going to catch me.’” He was at 12 under when he walked toward the 18th green with a seven-shot lead, but a par there would have been anticlimactic. Instead, McIlroy rolled in a 25-foot birdie — and in the process surpassed the PGA Championship record for margin of victory that Jack

Nicklaus set in 1980. McIlroy returned to No. 1 in the world and became the youngest player since Seve Ballesteros to win two majors. Tiger Woods was about four months older than McIlroy when he won his second major. “He’s very good,” Woods said. “We all know the talent he has. He went through a little spell this year, and I think that was good for him. We all go through those spells in our careers, and he’s got all the talent in the world to do what he’s doing. This is the way that Rory can play. When he gets it going, it’s pretty impressive to watch.” McIlroy shot a 6-under 66 in the final round to finish at 13-under 275. McIlroy won last year’s U.S. Open by the same eight-shot margin, but after winning the Honda Classic this March, he went into a tailspin by missing four cuts over five tournaments. Questions swirled about whether his romance with tennis star Caroline Wozniacki was hurting his game. “I don’t think I could have answered it in any better way,” he said. “To be honest, it did motivate me. I did want to go out there and prove a few people wrong.” McIlroy seized control with back-to-back birdies Sunday morning to complete the storm-delayed third round with a 67 and build a three-shot lead. He closed out a remarkable

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Rory McIlroy celebrates with his caddie J.P. Fitzgerald after winning Sunday’s PGA Championship on Kiawah Island, S.C. week by playing bogeyfree over the final 23 holes on the demanding Ocean Course. “I think winning his second major is going to make things a lot easier for him,” Padraig Harrington said. “I think last year he proved

it, but there’s been ups and downs since his last major win because of the pressure and the expectations and the hype. Now he’s delivered again. It’s going to be a lot easier for him going forward. And he’ll get better.” David Lynn, a 38-year-

old from England who was playing in the United States for the first time, was the runner-up, closing with a 68. McIlroy’s win ends a streak of the last 16 majors going to 16 different winners — a stretch that coin-

cided with Woods’ drought in golf ’s biggest tournaments. Woods hasn’t won a major since 2008. He shared the lead after 36 holes at Kiawah Island but finished tied for 11th. If there was a signature moment for McIlroy over the weekend, it might have been Saturday when his tee shot lodged in a thick tree branch on the third hole. He found it with help from the TV crew, took his penalty drop and fired a wedge into 6 feet to save par. There were more highlights Sunday. After pulling his approach on the par-5 second hole under a tree, he hit wedge off the wood chips to 6 feet for the first of two straight birdies. On No. 10, McIlroy blasted out from a sandy area just short of the green. The ball checked a foot from the cup, giving him an easy par. In last month’s British Open, Adam Scott lost a four-shot lead in the final four holes. McIlroy, however, closed strong. The only reason it wasn’t an even earlier blowout was because Ian Poulter, who started the final round six shots behind, made six birdies through seven holes. He faltered with three straight bogeys on the back nine and had to settle for a 69. For much of the back nine, McIlroy was competing only with his own lofty standards — and in the end, with Nicklaus’ record.


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IOLA PHARMACY CLINIC

109 E. Madison — Iola 1408 East St. (E. Hwy. 54) (620) 365-3176 • 1-800-505-6055 2 Lane Drive-Thru or Walk-In (620) 365-6848 • 1-888-365-6848 OPEN MON.-FRI. 9 A.M.-7 P.M.; SAT. 9 A.M.-5 P.M.

OPEN MON.-FRI. 8:30 A.M.-5:30 P.M.

Providing a full range of services and supports for children and adults with developmental disabilities. 201 W. East Street Iola (620) 365-7119

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IOLA REGISTER PRINTING DEPT.

302 S. Washington • Iola Call Kevin (620) 365-5861 or 365-2111

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We also sell & repair Chainsaws • Weedeaters New & Used Mowers

H&H Small Engine Repair 1107 N. 9th • Humboldt 620-473-3000

Minor Chiropractic 221 S. Washington Ave. Iola, KS 66749 (620) 365-2524 Dr. Randy DeLaney

Dr. Cary Minor

Hours: Mon.-Fri. 8-11:30; 1-5 There’s nothing “Minor� about your aches & pains.

Serving The Iola Area For 29 Years!

For the best in auto body repair and refinishing visit Elvin and Jason at

South Town Body

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Wanted: Scrap Metal

I will buy & haul scrap metal & iron of all kinds... batteries, transmissions, electric motors, copper, brass, aluminum, radiators & more! Brian Stansbury

620-365-5199

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I will also clean up iron piles and fence rows.

Appears 6 times per mo. at $90 per mo. or buy 3 mo. for $180 prepaid


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IOLA MINI-STORAGE 323 N. Jefferson Call 620-365-3178 or 365-6163

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Quality & Affordable homes available for rent, http://www.growiola. com/

AK CONSTRUCTION LLC All your carpentry needs Inside & Out 620-228-3262 www.akconstructionllc.com DAVID OSTRANDER CONSTRUCTION ROOF TO FOUNDATION INSIDE AND OUT 620-468-2157

OTR DRIVER, 2 years experience, clean MVR, hopper experience preferred. Also ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT, accounting experience w/trucking preferred, call 620-228-7630.

NEED PAINTING? CALL SPARKLES Brenda Clark, Humboldt 620-228-2048

Child Care

JOHN’S LOCK & KEY Certified Mobile Locksmith Commercial & Residential 24 hour home & auto unlocks Insured/Bonded 620-228-1086

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SEWING ALTERATIONS & REPAIRS D. Hoff 620-363-1143 or 620-365-5923

Farm Miscellaneous

SHAUGHNESSY BROS. CONSTRUCTION, LLC. Carpentry and painting service Siding and windows 620-365-6815, 620-365-5323 or 620-228-1303

WANTED: Row crop land to cash rent, top cash rent paid, 1-5 year lease, rent terms flexible, 641-3440627 serious inquiries only.

STORAGE & RV OF IOLA WEST HIGHWAY 54, 620-3652200. Regular/Boat/RV storage, LP gas, fenced, supervised, www.iolarvparkandstorage.com

REGISTERED RED POLLED BEEFMASTER BULL, born March 2009, gentle, $1,800, 620-5472571.

SUPERIOR BUILDERS. New Buildings, Remodeling, Concrete, Painting and All Your Carpenter Needs, including replacement windows and vinyl siding. 620-365-6684

JOHN DEERE 4430, cab & air, with loader, $16,500. JOHN DEERE 2630, with loader, $6,500, 620-363-1145.

NELSON EXCAVATING Taking care of all your dirt work needs! Terraces -- Waterways -- Ponds Land clearing -- Demolition Rick 620-365-9520 Rob 620-228-3236 RJ 620-365-9569 Mark 620-496-8754

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

Poultry and Livestock

Farm Machinery

Merchandise for Sale

Pets and Supplies

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

CREATIVE CLIPS BOARDING & GROOMING Clean, Affordable. Shots required. 620-363-8272

S&S TREE SERVICE Licensed, Insured, Free Estimates 620-365-5903

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Real Estate for Sale Allen County Realty Inc. 620-365-3178 John Brocker ........... 620-365-6892 Carolynn Krohn ....... 620-365-9379 Jim Hinson .............. 620-365-5609 Jack Franklin ........... 620-365-5764 Brian Coltrane.......... 620-496-5424 Dewey Stotler............620-363-2491 www.allencountyrealty.com

HUMBOLDT — A new process is part of enrollment this year for high school students. At enrollment, students are being photographed for identification badges, which will be used as part of a new incentive program designed to encourage good grades, and school and community involvement. Terry Meadows, high school band and vocals director, and Staci Waitrak, high school counselor, wrote a grant which will give students a photo identification within seconds of having their picture taken with equipment purchased through the grant. A new LED message board placed inside the school was also purchased. “We’ll use the message board to recognize

more students in their activities and accomplishments,� Meadows said. “The badge will be used when they have to be excused from class for an activity, meeting or school function. It’ll be used like a pass.� Attendance at school sanctioned games, class meetings and activities, will earn students points, which will be tracked when their badge is swiped. Additional points can be accumulated by improving grades. “They won’t swipe their card for the grades,� Meadows said. “We’ll put the points for grades on in the office. We are working on getting the students and staff more connected to our school and community and thought of offering an incentive.� The badges will not be

Register/Terry Broyles

Trevor Gibson stands in position for his identification badge picture. He enrolled Wednesday as a senior at Humboldt High School.

used for the lunch program because the school has a fingerprint scan system in place already.

HUMBOLDT, 222 N. 8TH, very nice, 3 bedroom, 1-1/2 bath, new CH/CA, new kitchen fenced yard, fireplace, attached garage and carport, 620-473-2094. HUMBOLDT, 706 N. 8TH, 5 BEDROOM, 2 bath, victorian, $89,600, 785-431-8476. 3 BEDROOM, 1 bath, new flooring, beautiful kitchen, CH/CA, $55,000, 620-228-8043 or 620-2288042. 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.

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Gabby golden on ‘Tonight’ Sets sights on Rio LOS ANGELES (AP) — Olympic champion Gabby Douglas basked in the “Tonight� spotlight and the admiration of fellow guest Michelle Obama, but the teenager already is thinking ahead to 2016. Host Jay Leno, who noted that Douglas’ last name was an anagram for “USA gold,� asked Monday if the gymnast intended to compete in the next Summer Games, in Rio de Janeiro. “Oh, definitely,� she replied, reaffirming previous statements. The 16-year-old looked like a winner, dressed in a gold metallic skirt and a fitted, black motorcycle jacket. Her hair, worn in a utilitarian bun during the Olympics, was gathered in a chic ponytail. Her best accessory were the two gold medals she carried onstage, handing

one to Leno and the other to Mrs. Obama for closer inspection. “I don’t even deserve to hold this,� Leno said later as he returned it. Douglas became the third consecutive U.S. athlete and first African-American to win the all-around title. She and her teammates gave the U.S. its first Olympic title in women’s gymnastics since 1996. Leno asked Douglas about meeting Prince William’s wife, who offered her congratulations to the team, including Aly Raisman. “It was definitely an exciting experience. ... Aly told her she liked her fashion, and she was like, ‘Well, I love your leos (leotards),’� Douglas said. She admitted indulging in post-Olympics fast food to the wrong person: healthy eating advocate

Mrs. Obama, who teased the champion. “You’re setting me back, Gabby,� Obama told her. “Sorry!� replied the athlete, who confessed to chowing down on a McDonalds’ breakfast sandwich to celebrate her victories. But she impressed Mrs. Obama and Leno with a detailed description of how, starting at age 6, she learned to navigate the 4-inch-wide balance beam. The host wanted to know if the dream of winning matched the reality. “I think it’s very different, and when I mean ‘different,’ it’s in a better way,� Douglas replied. “I mean, I never thought I would be doing the show with the first lady, or even you, Jay.� Leno started to reply, when Mrs. Obama jumped in. “Even you too, Jay!� she said.

phernalia Sunday from Crossroads Motel. Suspects have been identified. An investigation continues.

reported she was threatened while she was in front of Ray’s Mini Mart in the 200 block of South State Street Thursday.

Police reports Iola police officers report arrests

Iola police officers arrested Barbara Slifer, 58, for suspicion of possessing marijuana and drug paraphernalia Friday following a traffic stop in the 1800 block of East Street. On Friday, Katie Chastain, 15, was arrested for suspicion of battery after police were called to 221 N. Fourth St. because of an altercation there. While assisting with a DUI check lane in the 1800 block of East Street Saturday, Iola police officers arrested Wade Molencamp, 49, for suspicion of driving while intoxicated and transporting an open container of alcohol. On Sunday, police ob-

served a fight in progress in the 300 block of South State Street. Darvin Willard, 51, and Daniel Baker, 53, were arrested and charged with disorderly conduct. Also Sunday, Chad Ranes, 38, Mapleton, and Tony Ping, 39, were arrested for suspicion of disorderly conduct after police were called to Crossroads Motel. Police were called to the 500 block of North Walnut Street Sunday for an alleged disturbance. Following an investigation, Franklin Garza, 53, was arrested for suspicion of disorderly conduct.

Items confiscated

Iola police officers confiscated several items described as drug para-

Battery reported

Tyrell Hutton, 25, Iola, told Iola police officers Thursday he had been battered in the 200 block of South Tennessee Street. The suspect also kicked in two doors, smashed a book case and put a hole in the bathroom wall, Hutton reported. Damage was valued at $290. A complaint was requested through Iola Municipal Clerk. The suspect’s name was not released.

Threat reported

Jennifer Epting, 33, Iola,

Property damaged

Kemberly Erb, 39, told Iola police officers Thursday her property had been damaged. She said somebody kicked her shed door, damaging it. Damage was valued at $20. “Like� us on Facebook


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Classic cars and mechanics Dear Tom and Ray:

I have a 1966 Ford Mustang 2+2 (289-cubic-inch) V-8 engine with four-barrel carburetor. It has more than 170,000 miles on it. It starts right away, but when I shift the automatic transmission to drive or reverse, it dies out every time. I changed the fuel pump and the fuel filter, but the problem persists. I would very much appreciate your advice or any suggestions I might pursue. I have had this car for almost 46 years now, and I cannot bear to part with it. Please help. I am 72 years old, and on a limited income. Mahalo. – Onofre TOM: The problem is not the age of your car, Onofre; it’s the age of your mechanics! They’re all too young now. RAY: We have a bunch of guys working in our shop, and none of them have ever worked on a carburetor, and wouldn’t know a carburetor problem if it

Car Talk

Tom and Ray Magliozzi

crawled up their pants leg, bit them and left a huge rash on their tuchus. TOM: To me, this sounds like a classic “choke pulloff ” problem. When a cold carbureted engine starts, the choke is automatically engaged in order to reduce the amount of air going into the cylinders (that’s why it’s called a “choke”). This temporarily enriches the mixture (more gas, less air) and makes a cold engine easier to start. RAY: But then, after a few seconds, once the engine is running, the choke is supposed to immediately “pull off ” partway (it slowly pulls off the rest of the way as the engine heats up).

TOM: If the choke doesn’t partially pull off immediately after the engine starts, the fuel-air mixture will be too rich, and the car will be susceptible to flooding out and stalling. And when is that likely to happen? As soon as you put the car in drive or reverse and ask the engine to actually do some work! RAY: I mean, there are other things that could cause the stalling. Weak spark for any other reason would do the same thing. But if you drove (or got pushed) into my shop, the first thing I’d do is check the operation of the choke pull-off, and if it’s not working, replace it. You may need to buy a whole new carburetor in order to get a new choke pull-off, in which case I’d recommend an aftermarket carburetor with an electric choke. TOM: So, you need to find somebody who knows what to do when he sees

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a carburetor. I have a few ideas for you. One is to ask other classic-car owners you know for the name of a mechanic they like. Or, you can call around to your area shops and ask if they have anyone there who knows carburetors. Most likely, you’ll get a frightened silence on the other end of the line, the handset will drop and then you’ll start hearing crickets. But you may get lucky and find a place that still employs an old-timer. RAY: Or, you may need to get more proactive than that. You may need to start visiting local old-age homes. Walk around and shake everybody’s hand and say “hello.” And when you meet the guy with the permanent grease stains under his fingernails that he still can’t get out after 20 years of retirement, tell him it’s his lucky day -- you’re taking him on a special outing! Mahalo, Onofre.

Preventing urinary tract infections Dear Dr. Donohue: Please print something about urinary tract infections. What causes them? How do you prevent them? I’m 86. -- M.W. Answer: Women get more urinary tract infections than men. One reason is that the female urethra, the tube that drains the urinary bladder, is smaller in women than in men. Furthermore, the female urethra’s opening to the exterior is in a place where bacteria thrive. I’m limiting my comments to the common kind of urinary infection, bladder infection, called cystitis. A more-serious urinary tract infection is infection of the kidney; that’s pyelonephritis (PIE-uh-lownuh-FRIGHT-iss). The typical bladder infection gives rise to pain when passing urine. The bladder calls for frequent emptying, and there’s an urgency to empty it when the call of nature sounds. In younger years, intercourse often is a prelude to a bladder infection. At older ages, a laxity in bladder support and a change in the bacteria that surround the urethral opening are the more common causes for infection. The bacterial change occurs when estrogen production falls off. For infections that are related to intercourse, a woman ought to empty her bladder soon after relations. Or, if that doesn’t stop recurring infections, then she can take a dose of antibiotic after sex. Another way to nip a full-scale infection in the bud is to have on hand an antibiotic prescription that can be taken at the first inkling that the bladder is coming down with another infection.

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Dr. Paul Donohue

Answer: The “myelo” of

“myelofibrosis” refers to the bone marrow, the place where blood cells are produced. “Fibrosis” indicates that strands of scar tissue are filling up the marrow. Myelofibrosis has a tendency to develop

To Your Good Health For recurrent infections not related to sexual activity, a nightly dose of an antibiotic is one way to stop infections from repeatedly returning. Always, people want to know about the effectiveness of cranberry juice as prevention for these infections. Some endorse taking 8 ounces of pure cranberry juice daily to end cycles of infection. Cranberry juice contains a material that stops bacteria from clinging to the bladder wall. Don’t use cranberry cocktail. You can use cranberry tablets and pills. Others feel cranberries have no beneficial effect. Recurrent infections also call for some lab work to see if the urine has a new germ or if the old germ is what keeps reappearing. Dear Dr. Donohue: I am an 83-year-old male who has been diagnosed with myelofibrosis. I am not on any treatment. My blood is checked periodically. I would appreciate any information about this disease.

into leukemia. In this illness, the spleen and liver enlarge because they take over some of the tasks of manufacturing blood cells. Symptoms, when they appear, are fatigue, weight loss and often night sweats. Itching is a common sign. So is bone pain.

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