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34 Pages • Four Sections

Volume 21 • Number 7

Thursday, September 26, 2013

Published in Scott City, Ks.

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Zoning protest blocks plans for sandwich shop Plans to rezone a small strip of property from residential to commercial were rejected by the Scott City Council during a protest hearing on Monday evening. Several nearby property owners had submitted a petition to block the rezoning request which would have allowed construction of a sandwich shop at the southeast corner of the in-

tersection at K96 Highway and Washington Street. During the protest hearing, the main objections to the proposal were increased traffic and worries that the business would have a negative impact on property values. Addressing the city council, Cathy Lucas, 213 E. 5th, said the vacant lot shouldn’t be rezoned unless it “can be established that there will be no

adverse impact on the existing property owners.” She said it is the feeling of herself and nine others who signed the petition that there will be a negative impact. The property had been owned by Kirk and Shelli James who said it had been their intent to construct a building for their small engine repair shop. It was the Jameses who requested a

zoning change which was approved twice by the Planning and Zoning Commission. It was only after the zoning change was approved that the property was sold to Gerald and Barbara Edwards, Holcomb, who planned to build a sandwich shop and provide office space. City Attorney John Shirley said the rezoning procedure

had been a “mess” because one property owner hadn’t been notified properly when the zoning change was first approved. By law, every property owner within 200 feet of the property under consideration must be notified in writing. After being advised of the oversight, a second P&Z Commission hearing was held and (See ZONING on page two)

Whimmydiddle this weekend in Scott City Nearly 300 exhibitors and several thousand shoppers will be in Scott City on Saturday for the annual Whimmydiddle arts and crafts festival. The show opens in Patton Park at 9:00 a.m. and continues until 4:00 p.m. Maps of all exhibitors are available at the shelterhouse. There will also be a number of food and concession booths. The Northern Cheyenne, who are in Scott City for a symposium, will also have booth space.

Library hosts 90th anniversary open house

Local historian Jerry Snyder stands on a ridge that overlooks the Battle Canyon historic site just south of Lake Scott State Park. (Record Photo)

Battle Canyon is finally gaining its place in history of Great West For more than a century, the Battle of Punished Woman’s Fork has gone largely unnoticed - or at least undertold - in the history of the Indian Wars on the Great Plains. One weekend can’t erase a hundred years of historical oversight, but it’s a start. The first ever Battle Canyon Symposium is a long overdue attempt to not only offer historical perspective to the battle that took place in northern Scott County. “This is a dream come true for me and for Larry (Hoeme) and Ramon (Powers),” says Jerry Snyder, a local historian who involved in getting Battle Canyon designated as a National Historic Site in 2007. “We’d often talked about having a symposium, but it took someone like Jerry (Thomas) to run with the idea and make it actually happen.” Thomas, a Scott City native, has the Jerry Thomas Gallery and Collection

which features many historical artifacts from the Battle of Punished Woman’s Fork, along with memorabilia from individuals connected to the battle site. A number of new additions will be unveiled for the first time on Saturday morning. Response to the symposium, from the Northern Cheyenne as well as historians, has been overwhelming, says Thomas. More than 100 Northern Cheyenne are making the trip in two charter buses from their reservation at Lame Deer, Mont., and there will be a full slate of guest speakers at the symposium throughout the morning and early afternoon. When the gallery opened in 2010, Thomas said it has been his plan to hold an event that would commemorate the 135th anniversary of the Battle of Punished Woman’s Fork. “I knew there had been talk in the past about a symposium. I’ve been fortunate over the years to establish a number of strong ties with my Northern Cheyenne

friends. I’ve also met a lot of people over the years and developed friendships through my artwork,” says Thomas. “All those ties helped to bring this to fruition.” Learning the History Turning the symposium into a reality has been no small task. Thomas was surprised to learn that, outside of tribal elders and historians, many of the Northern Cheyenne were unfamiliar with the Battle of Punished Woman’s Fork. “Over the last several months they’ve educated themselves and have learned the significance of the battle,” says Thomas. During their escape from the Darlington Agency, near El Reno, Okla., and until arriving at Battle Canyon, the primary objective of the Northern Cheyenne was to return home and outmaneuver the 4th Cavalry. “After the battle, when they lost all (See HISTORY on page eight)

The Scott County Library will be hosting a 90th anniversary open house on Saturday with refreshments to be served from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. It was 90 years ago - on Sept. 27, 1923 - that the library gave out the first free books, officially making it the first public library in Kansas. The library had space in the courthouse for many years beforemoving to its current location in 1964.

Vehicle tag deadline Mon.

Persons whose last name begins with the letters P, Q or R are reminded that license tags must be purchased by Mon., Sept. 30, to avoid a penalty. Tags are due for autos, light trucks, motorcycles and motorized bikes. License tags can be purchased at the county treasurer’s office. Tags must be renewed during October for persons whose last name begins with S.

SCHS on Class 4A ‘bubble’ for 2013-14 activities

From a budget standpoint, larger class sizes and continued enrollment growth are great news for USD 466 (Scott County). From an athletic standpoint, maybe the news isn’t quite so good as preliminary numbers

indicate that Scott Community High School could be making the jump to Class 4A in all sports but football for the 201314 school year. School classifications are based on official enrollment numbers as of Sept. 20.

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Taylor House is more than a coffee shop Page 9

High school classifications are expected to be announced by the Kansas State High School Activities Association on Friday. The enrollment range for Class 4A during the 2012-13 school year was 258-729 in

grades 9-12. The official SCHS enrollment this year is 257. Football classifications are determined by grades 9-11 and are locked in for a two-year period. The enrollment range for

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Class 4A football is 197-564. The SCHS enrollment for grades 9-11 is 192. This is the first year that Class 4A will be divided into two divisions for post-season play in volleyball, basketball, baseball and softball.

Last second field goal lifts SCHS over Holcomb in GWAC Page 17


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Zoning the change was again approved and sent to the council a second time. The council had approved the zoning change initially, but couldn’t take a second vote because a petition was filed. Meets Guidelines P&Z Commission Chairman Rod Hogg advised the council that the zoning change fell within guidelines established in the city’s comprehensive plan. Within the plan, it states that established residential corridors along K96 and US83 Highways should be “preserved and not rezoned to accommodate new commercial activities.” One area specifically designated is the “south side of Highway 96 east of Washington Street to Antelope Street.” The lot in question is on the west edge of that corridor. “Was that taken into consideration?” asked Councilman Joshua Gooden. Hogg said that it was his interpretation, and that of the commission, that a vacant lot did not fall within those guidelines. “We took from this statement that a vacant property was not an estab-

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lished residence,” he said. Scott City realtor Clyde Thomas, who brokered the land sale, said that the owners of a rental house adjoining the property to the east didn’t object to the site being rezoned. Duane Ramsey, president of Security State Bank which owns the commercial site across the street to the west, also offered his support for the change. “I respect the people who live next door and don’t want (the zoning change), but we at Security State Bank support it,” he said. “The area down town is logical for more businesses. To think some of this property will be residential forever is not realistic.” Lucas reminded the council that the comprehensive plan recommended the area remain residential. She also questioned whether there will be any “relative gain” to the public. “There are about 15 restaurants in Scott City. This one doesn’t have to be on the lot the Edwardses are requesting,” she said. “Our quality of life will be affected by littering, noise and traffic.” Barbara Edwards said the location was the “most feasible” one they had

found. Shirley explained that the comprehensive plan is a guideline that specifies commercial growth should occur along K96 and US83 Highways. Councilman Bo Parkinson noted that at one time the vacant lot and the home to the east were under the same ownership, but were separated about a year ago when the house was sold, but the lot wasn’t. “Is the lot still a residence?” asked Parkinson. Mayor Dan Goodman pointed out that a multifamily dwelling across the alley to the south is owned by one of the signers of the petition. Shirley acknowledged that the apartment housing is a “non-conforming use” meaning it’s located in an area that’s not zoned for multi-family housing. Traffic Concerns Carrie Marion, 210 E. 6th, complained about traffic on K96 Highway and felt the sandwich shop would only add to the problem. She said it’s difficult entering the highway, especially between 7:30-8:10 a.m. “By changing this to commercial it will degrade our property value,”

she said. “Traffic is the heartbeat of our community,” replied Mayor Dan Goodman. “I’m not convinced of an obvious harm,” noted Parkinson, “not to the extent that I will tell the (Planning and Zoning) board that I don’t value their opinion.” Councilman Everett Green said this was the first time in his 13 years on the council that a P&Z Commission decision had been appealed. “Because we don’t agree with the board’s decision doesn’t mean we don’t appreciate the work they do,” he said. Goodman said there were arguments to be made on both sides of the issue, but he questioned concerns with traffic. “You’re going to continue to have trouble with the (early morning) traffic no matter what decision we make here,” he said. Concerns with declining property values were also challenged by Katie Eisenhour, director of the Scott County Development Committee. “I haven’t seen the evidence which would indicate property values will be devalued,” said Eisenhour, who supported the

rezoning request. “What if they don’t make it (as a business)?” asked Dorinda Jurgens. “We don’t know what may be the next business in there. “I’m not saying it won’t work, but with the grocery store moving it will take a lot of the traffic away,” she said. “What would prevent an oil drilling company with 15 pickups parking there? This is where we live.” “Trust me, I have thought about that,” said Councilman Fred Kuntzsch. “There’s no way we can legislate whether a business succeeds or doesn’t. That can’t enter into our decision,” added Mayor Goodman. Shirley asked the Jurgenses if they had considered buying the lot. Chris Jurgens said they had, “but it didn’t work out.”

Councilman Jon Brunswig said he had driven by the lot on several occasions and seen nearby renters parked on the property and drinking beer. “I can’t see that being desirable,” he commented. In order for the zoning change to be approved it required a two-thirds majority of the council or six votes. The change was supported by only four councilmen - Parkinson, Kuntzsch, Brunswig and Jack Schmitt - which meant the zoning change was defeated. Voting against it were Green, Gooden and Perry Nowak while Councilman Gary Eitel was absent. The action won’t become official until after Shirley prepares a written report of the findings that the council must approve at another meeting.

College, career conference at SCHS Monday Area high school students can begin making plans for college or a career after high school by attending the annual College and Career Planning Conference at Scott Community High School on Mon., Sept. 30, 7:00-8:00 p.m. The come-and-go event will be held in the SCHS gym. “This is an opportunity to ask questions regarding plans after high school,” says SCHS counselor Anissa Wilkinson. In attendance will be representatives from about 50 universities, community colleges, votech schools, specialty schools and branches of the military. There will also be a financial aid officer available to answer questions and assist in the school finance process.

What’s for Lunch in Scott City? Sun. - Sat., Sept.29-Oct.5

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Wed. • Fried chicken with mashed potatoes and gravy, $6.95 Thurs. • Chicken fried steak with mashed potatoes and gravy, $6.95 Fri. • Chicken enchiladas with rice and beans, $6.95

What’s for Supper?

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The Scott County Record

Community Living

Page 3 - Thursday, September 26, 2013

Packing away your summer clothing safely

With the changing of the seasons and temperatures, many people like to pack away and store off season clothing. By doing so, they create space for seasonal and new clothing. This is also a good time to thin down your closet and only save and store the clothes that you really like and will wear again next year. With the price of good quality clothing it makes sense to take extra effort when packing them away to keep them in their best reusable condition. You

might also have a “special” item that you want to preserve for the next generation. There are a few easy tips that might help you to clean up and out your closets. Number one rule to remember is that each year that something hangs in your closet that you

haven’t worn, is something that is one more year out of date. If it is something that you wear often, it’s okay to keep, but if it doesn’t fit, clean it out. Clean out anything that doesn’t’ fit, no matter how much it cost to purchase or how much you love the color. If it doesn’t fit, it doesn’t fit. I promise, you will never miss it because you never wear it anyway, and it will allow you more space and freedom in your closet. By the time you can fit into something

again (if you ever do) it will be dated and you will want to reward yourself with something new anyway. Too much clothing is like having too much debt. Too much “stuff” can be draining and depressing. It weighs a person down. You have to constantly be shuffling and working around and over “stuff” and it will make doing anything more taxing. For those who are debtfree, you know what I am talking about. To protect clothing in storage during the off sea-

son, all clothes need to be washed before being put away. Make sure you follow the directions on clothing care labels by either washing and thoroughly drying, or dry cleaning any garment before packing them away. Any stain left on a garment has the potential to “set” and will be very hard to remove. Pests, like silverfish, crickets, roaches and moth are attracted to the stains, and can eat away at the fibers. Do not store garments in plastic dry cleaning

bags. Garments need to be stored where they can “breath.” When packing items away, try to use the newer vinyl or plastic boxes with holes for ventilation. If proper ventilation is not allowed, condensation within the containers may result in mold and mildew to the garments, or may leave clothes with a musty odor. Storing items in an unused closet on a main living floor will also be helpful. If you store items in a basement, they might (See PACKING on page 7)

Births

In 1963 . . .

Mr. and Mrs. Harl (Dean) Burdick

. . . and in 2013

Burdicks to celebrate 50th anniversary

Mr. and Mrs. Zach Conine

Burns-Conine united in double-ring ceremony

Alli Burns and Zach Conine were united in marriage on May 4, 2013, at Prince of Peace Catholic Church, Great Bend, in a double-ring ceremony officiated by Fr. Reginald Urban. Parents of the couple are Tom and Kay Burns, Great Bend, and Kelly and Shawn Conine, Scott City. Alli is the granddaughter of Lois Brichacek, Great Bend, and Clarence Burns, Great Bend, and the late Elizabeth Burns. Zach is the grandson of Kenny and Jacque Snow, Scott City. Given in marriage by her father, the bride wore a sophisticated and elegant soft sweetheart neckline wedding gown featuring exquisite beading on cap sleeves continuing to the back of the bodice of the bridal gown with very dramatic, illusion netting. Swarovski crystals delicately lined the back with dazzling, beaded designs throughout the trumpetshaped skirt and cathedral train. It was accented with a beaded applique belt. She carried a bouquet of white roses and calla lilies. Matron of honor was Erin VanCamp, sister of the bride, Olathe. Bridesmaids were Lindsay Biggs, Manhattan; Hanna Brownback, Lakewood, Colo; Darcy Esfeld,

Olathe; Allyce Hansford, Prairie Village; Marley Koons, sister of the groom, Ulysses; and Kelli Myers, Manhattan. Best man was John Koons, brother-in-law of the groom, Ulysses. Groomsmen were Logan Burns, brother of the bride, Shawnee; Brice Eisenhour, Scott City; John Mrozinski, Wiggins, Colo; Cody Palen, Scott City; Donald Sunday, Topeka; and Chad VanCamp, brother-in-law of the bride, Olathe. Ring bearer was Aaden VanCamp, nephew of the bride. Flower girls were Avery VanCamp, niece of the bride, and Kirbe Koons, niece of the groom. The bride is a graduate of Great Bend High School and Kansas State University, earning a degree in family studies and human services. She is currently employed by the Scott Community Foundation as the community development manager. The groom is a graduate of Scott Community High School and Kansas State University, earning a degree in animal sciences and industry. He is currently employed by Zoetis-Pfizer Animal Health as a territory business manager. The couple resides in Scott City.

Harl (Dean) and Patricia Ann Burdick will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with a trip to Hawaii. Dean and the former Patricia Harmison were married on Oct. 5, 1963, at St. Theresa’s Church, Dighton. They have five children: George Dean. and wife, Jeanne, Thornton, Colo; Sonya A. Scott, Denver, Colo; Wade Burdick, Scott City; Amy Jones

and husband, Jake, Scott City; and Amber K. Boulanger and husband, Mike, Linton, Ind. They have 16 grandchildren - 15 living and one deceased (Dusty Lee Malchow) - and five great-grandchildren. Cards may be sent to the couple at 306 N. Washington St., Scott City, Ks. 67850. They request no gifts.

‘It’s a Small, Small World’ for High Plains Study Club

Legend has it that if you ride “It’s a Small World” at Disney World or Disneyland, the song will stay in your head forever. High Plains Study Club Vice President Marilyn Dryer proved that just listening to the song will have the same effect! This year’s theme “It’s a Small, Small World” was introduced by the officers Barbara Dickhut, Marilyn Dryer, Susie Gooden and Betty LaToush in a skit. The club is celebrating its 73rd year. On Sept. 19 the club met at the home of Shirley Griffith. The Social Committee, consisting of Joy Cole, Shirley Griffith,

Dorothy Hutchins and subsitute Ivadelle Cotton served a delicious brunch. Decorations reflected the theme for the year, “It’s a Small, Small World.” President Barbara Dickhut called the meeting to order. Twenty members answered roll call to the question, “Where in the world would you like to visit?” A devotional reading with a comical twist about travel was shared by Patsi Graham. Winner of the lucky dip gift brought by Madeline Murphy was Pam Crist. Jean Hardy will bring a gift for the next meeting’s drawing. Sue Pammenter will

present the book, “Christmas Memories with Recipes” by Julia Child and other authors, in memory of Merilyn Krause, to the Scott County Library on behalf of the club. Patsi Graham reminded members of “The Battle Canyon Symposium” taking place at the Jerry Thomas Gallery and Collection/El Quartelejo Museum on Sept. 27-28. Members were encouraged to provide cookies for the conference. The next meeting will be Thurs., Oct. 3, at the home of Marvel HopkinsKeyse. Guest speaker will be County Attorney Becky Fouquet.

PARENTS OF DAUGHTER Ben and Megan Taylor, Scott City, announce the birth of their daughter, Breckyn Elizabeth, born July 2, 2013, at the Scott County Hospital. She weighed 7 lbs. 4 oz. Breckyn was welcomed home by big brothers, Carson and Kaeson, and big sister, Brynlee. Maternal grandmother is Liz Smith, Hays. Paternal grandparents are Larry and Marcia Taylor, Scott City. Great-grandparents are Terry and Rosalie Phillips, Scott City; Dwight and Gleneva Winn, Howard, Ks; and Arlene Taylor, Scott City. Great-great-grandmother is Eleanor Ames, Evans, Ga.


The Scott County Record

Editorial/Opinion

Page 4 - Thursday, September 26, 2013

editorially speaking

NIMBY:

Council buckled to weak arguments about rezoning

Plans to locate a new business on a vacant lot in downtown Scott City were rejected by the Scott City Council because several nearby property owners were concerned about what it would do to their home values and out of fear of increased traffic. No, we’re not talking about a Wal-Mart taking over a residential area or even a 24-hour convenience store. We’re talking about a sandwich shop. Yes, it was decided that a vacant lot was preferable to a sandwich shop. Neighboring property owners were able to protest and eventually block the business by forcing the council to overrule the Planning and Zoning Commission’s decision to rezone the property from residential to commercial. Now the protest petition might have had some merit had the property been located in the heart of a residential setting. It’s not. Across the street to the north is a grocery store. Across the street to the west is the Chamber of Commerce office. Across the alley to the south is apartment housing. The lot is located just a block away from the intersection of K96/US183. We’re not talking about an idyllic residential setting that will suddenly be tossed into commercial upheaval. The size of the lot, once all setback requirements are considered, is too small for anyone to consider construction of a home, so there are only two options - either it sits vacant or it can become the site of a small commercial enterprise. Well, we can officially rule out the latter. It’s not as though others - including neighboring property owners - didn’t have an opportunity to purchase the lot. They chose not to. There’s a popular acronym NIMBY - Not In My Back Yard. Change is okay as long as it occurs elsewhere and as long as it doesn’t create an inconvenience for me; as long as I don’t have to deal with the additional traffic, noise, etc. The city’s planning and zoning regulations are designed to protect property owners while allowing for orderly growth within a community. The Planning and Zoning Commission’s initial approval of the zoning change were within the Comprehensive Plan’s guidelines. Would there have been increased traffic? At certain times of the day, probably. Would it have had a negative impact on property values? While doubtful, no one can say with certainty that it would or wouldn’t. There certainly wasn’t any evidence presented during the hearing that would support that being the end result. What we can say with certainty is that - barring a change of mind by the council before it takes a final vote - the community has succeeded in chasing away a prospective business in order to keep a vacant lot.

Symposium:

Event will provide new insight into local history

We can talk and read about history. Seldom do we get a chance to live it. In a sense, that’s exactly what is happening this weekend with the first-ever Battle Canyon Symposium that will be held at the national historic site and El Quartelejo ruins on Friday and in Scott City on Saturday. Descendants of Dull Knife and Little Wolf will be in attendance, along with Northern Cheyenne historians, authors and others who will lend their insight to the events that preceded and followed the Battle of Punished Woman’s Fork. The Northern Cheyenne trek to their homeland and the battle have a significant place in history. What happened in Scott County at Battle Canyon had a big impact on the events that followed. It’s a great story and it’s a great part of history on the Great Plains that occurred in our own backyard. Beyond the history lesson that can be learned from various speakers on Saturday, there are significant additions to the Jerry Thomas Gallery and Collection that will be revealed for the first time. Visitors to the gallery will be able to learn about participants in the battle and see historic items as they are unveiled. Thomas has gone to great lengths to make this a one-of-a-kind collection that reflects the significance of Battle Canyon and provides visitors a more complete picture of what happened through historic artifacts, documents and paintings. Attend all or part of the symposium and tour the gallery. It will be time well spent.

Dr. Seuss would not approve Do you like Obama’s plan? I do not like it or green eggs and ham * * * For more than 21 hours, fans of C-SPAN were entertained by a Darth Vader impression, a reading of “Green Eggs and Ham” and recited passages from Ayn Rand. This wasn’t an audition for ‘America’s Got Talent.” This was Sen. Ted Cruz’s version of a Senate filibuster. Of course, it wasn’t quite the filibuster made famous by Jimmy Stewart in “Mr. Smith Goes to Washington.” In that movie, the filibuster was actually meant to stop something from becoming law. Obamacare is already law. It has already been passed by the Congress. It’s been upheld by the Supreme Court. In the last election, one candidate ran against Obamacare and the other ran in favor of it. The one who ran in support of keeping Obamacare won . . . big. Sen. Cruz might as well

be filibustering to keep water from running downhill. * * * What don’t you like about the plan? It must be bad, ‘cause it’s not my plan. It makes me sad * * * But you can’t put all the blame on Sen. Cruz. He’s simply carrying the “Stop Obamacare” ball that’s been handed off to him by House Republicans who see no problem with shutting down the government in order to stop a law they don’t like. And shutting down the government is no problem because, as Congressman Tim Huelskamp informed us in a news flash that he sent out this week, it’s what his constituents want. Yes, that’s you, the people who spend time answering his telephone surveys.

According to Huelskamp, 74% of Big First respondents support shutting down the government for a few days to defund Obamacare. Of course, we’re only talking about “a few days” because, we must assume, no one wants government shut down so long that it interrupts the arrival of our Social Security checks, VA benefits, Medicaid assistance or farm subsidy payments. Kansans are principled, but we still have bills to pay and some of those wouldn’t get paid without the government we hate so much. That’s pretty much the extent to which Huelskamp and his House colleagues are willing to offer a counter-proposal to Obamacare. According to latest Census Bureau statistics, approximately 369,000 Kansans are uninsured, including about 60,000 children. And Huelskamp’s solution to helping these people is to shut down the government for a few days. * * *

I do not like it in the House I would not like it for my spouse I do not like it here or there I do not like it anywhere * * * Huelskamp, of course, feels very comfortable in his rhetoric because he appeals to an uninformed electorate that accepts the assertion that anyone without insurance is lazy and that if someone has insurmountable hospital bills a hamburger or spaghetti feed will make those problems go away. The Congressman proudly announced that 89% of the respondents to the survey approve of his work. Even Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin can’t boast that kind of support after getting 63% of the vote in the last election. So instead of solutions for the nearly 50 million people without health insurance, Huelskamp wants to shut down the government and Sen. Cruz reads “Green Eggs (See SEUSS on page six)

GOP’s real fear of Obamacare

To understand the crisis in Washington, tune out the histrionics and look at the big picture: Republicans are threatening to shut down the federal government - and perhaps even refuse to let the Treasury pay its creditors - in a desperate, last-ditch attempt to keep millions of Americans from getting health insurance. Seriously. That’s what all the yelling and screaming is about. As my grandmother used to say, it’s hard to know whether to laugh or cry. The GOP has tried its best to make Obamacare a synonym for bogeyman and convince people that it’s coming in the night to snatch the children. In fact, and I know this comes as a shock to some, Obamacare is not a mythical creature. It is a law, incorporating what were originally Republican

Where to Write

another view by Eugene Robinson

ideas, that will make it possible for up to 30 million people now lacking health insurance to obtain it. Officially, the law in question is the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. Republicans intended the term “Obamacare” to be mocking, which is perhaps why President Obama started using it with pride. It is, indeed, an achievement of which the nation can be proud. About 48 million individuals in this country lacked health insurance in 2012, according to the Census Bureau, representing about 15 percent of the population. Other industrialized nations provide universal health care - and wonder if

Gov. Sam Brownback 2nd Floor - State Capitol Topeka, Ks. 66612-1501 (785) 296-3232

this is what we mean when we talk about American exceptionalism. About 25 percent of people in households with annual incomes below $25,000 are uninsured, compared with just eight percent in households earning more than $75,000. Do the working poor not deserve to have their chronic medical conditions treated as punishment for not making enough money? Other rich countries provide truly universal care through single-payer systems of various kinds. Obama chose instead to model the Affordable Care Act after a program implemented on the state level by the Republican governor who became Obama’s opponent in the 2012 presidential election. Yes, before Obamacare there was Romneycare, a

Sen. Pat Roberts 109 Hart Senate Office Bldg. Washington, D.C. 20510 (202) 224-4774 roberts.senate.gov/email.htm

private-sector, free-market solution designed to be in accord with the GOP’s most hallowed principles. But in the years between Mitt Romney’s tenure in Massachusetts and his presidential run, the Republican Party lost its way, or perhaps its mind. The party shows no serious interest in finding a GOP-friendly way to provide the uninsured with access to health care. Rather, it pursues two goals at any cost: opposing Obama no matter what he does, and making people see Obamacare as a failure. For the radical far right, making health care more widely available through the existing network of insurers, most of them for-profit companies, is a giant leap toward godless socialism. (See FEAR on page six)

Sen. Jerry Moran 141 Hart Senate Office Bldg. Washington, D.C. 20510 (202) 224-6521 www.house.gov/moranks01/


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Searching for a tipping point on gun control by Fred Hiatt

How does change happen? More to the point, in the wake of 12 gun murders in the Navy Yard and a three-year-old shot in Chicago: Why doesn’t change happen when the need seems so obvious? It seems obvious that military-style weapons with no hunting or self-defense purpose should not be circulating. It seems obvious that people who hear voices and repeatedly fire guns in anger should be treated before they can buy more guns. Yet nine months after the school shooting that was supposed to shift these propositions from obvious to undeniable, not much has changed, and no one expects much to change. One reason is that even people who agree there is a problem disagree on targets for reform: handguns, semi-automatic weapons, multi-round

magazines, waiting periods, gun shows, mental-health exemptions, gun locks, concealed carry and more. No single change will “solve” the problem. The more important factor is that the opposition to reform is focused, passionate, unyielding and indefatigable. You could argue that this principle of single-mindedness - call it the National Rifle Association Rule - can explain, in reverse, the greatest example of change achieved so far this century: the growing acceptance of gay marriage. Once advocates of gay rights coalesced around marriage (as opposed to, say, workplace rights) as their unitary goal, they were focused, passionate, unyielding and indefatigable. Many Americans are strongly opposed, but few are uniquely focused on stopping same-sex marriage. Similarly, proponents of

Tobacco companies were, like the NRA, focused, unyielding and indefatigable in their opposition to any measures designed to discourage smoking. For many years they were maddeningly successful. But evidence and popular opinion eventually overwhelmed them.

marijuana legalization focused on the politically sellable concept of “medical marijuana” and are now making gains on broader decriminalization. Antilegalization forces, more diffuse, are on the defensive. The “Dreamers,” too, might turn the rule to their advantage. Young immigrants brought to the United States as children and thus undocumented through no fault of their own - and who have a huge incentive to work the political process to achieve legalization - might succeed even if large-scale immigration reform languishes. It is hard to imagine the

opposition remaining as intense and unblinking as the Dreamers could be. But this is not the only route to change. Sometimes Americans evolve because they decide that what exists simply isn’t right. Prisoners are hardly a sympathetic constituency, but the country is moving away from tolerating rape as an inevitable side effect of incarceration. Young killers don’t generate sympathy, but a few determined advocates have helped move the country toward a view that no juvenile should be executed or locked away for life. And intensely focused blocking agents don’t always win. Teachers unions have waged a fierce campaign against evaluations based on test results. Teachers unions may be more open to reform because plenty of teachers who favor accountability, if fairly designed, will

remain in the union. Gun owners who favor modest gun control are more likely to leave, or never join, the NRA than try to influence it from within. But school reform is also succeeding because over time most people have accepted its logic, and it is hardly the only example of sensible policy eventually making a case for itself. Tobacco companies were, like the NRA, focused, unyielding and indefatigable in their opposition to any measures designed to discourage smoking. For many years they were maddeningly successful. But evidence and popular opinion eventually overwhelmed them. Mothers Against Drunk Driving faced similar odds first to overcome public apathy and ignorance and then in battling focused opponents such as bar owners and defense attorneys. (See TIPPING on page six)

Ignoring the ‘replace’ side of the ‘repeal’ battle by Alan Jilka

Nixon takes it to the people by Jim Hightower

There are some things I thought I’d never hear myself say, such as: “Hip-hip hooray for Nixon!” That would give me a tongue cramp if I tried to say it about Tricky Dick, but this burst of praise goes out to the governor of Missouri, Jay Nixon. Facing Republican supermajorities in the legislature, the Democratic governor nonetheless stood up to them by vetoing their nasty budget bill, which slashed funding for education and mental heath services while simultaneously handing a huge tax cut to corporations and the rich. Of course, the GOP ramrodders simply scheduled a special

session to override the veto, naturally assuming that their two-thirds control of the House and Senate would make this an easy task. But they hadn’t counted on one little obstacle: A gutsy governor. Nixon didn’t just stand up to them, he fought back vigorously in a way the power elites just hate - he took the issue out of the cozy confines of the Capitol and put it directly in front of the people. Stumping across Missouri, he rallied grassroots support by telling the truth: Education for all is more important to our future than more tax breaks for the few. Stunned, Republican leaders and corporate lobbyists, who had so vaingloriously been flex-

ing their political muscle, were now reduced to whining that the governor was attacking their ruinous budget with a “partisan, militant attitude.” Well . . . yes! About time that Democrats across our country saw a living example of Harry Truman’s “give ‘em hell” spirit going right at the raw avarice and aggressive arrogance of today’s far-right and far-out Republican hierarchy. And it worked. Not only did Nixon speak out, but so did the people - winning the support of all Democrats and 15 Republican lawmakers to sustain Nixon’s veto. So hooray for the governor . . . and for the people! Jim Hightower is a national radio commentator, writer, public speaker and author

Sadly enough there is no shortage of politicians in Washington these days willing to put party interests ahead of the greater good of the country. The current showdown over funding of the Affordable Care Act is yet another example of such dysfunction in Congress. A group of Tea Party Republicans led by Texas Sen. Ted Cruz has still not accepted the health care reform as law of the land and has decided to pursue a strategy that holds hostage first U.S. government funding, and then a debt ceiling increase to their desire to defund the new health law. With polls showing that Americans overwhelming reject this linkage many are wondering what’s really going on behind the scenes. Some of these Tea Partiers who fancy themselves as constitutional scholars must have sat on the back row or slept through high school civics class. In order to become law (or undo a previously passed law), a bill needs the approval of both houses of Congress and the President’s signature. In plain terms, the Affordable Care Act will be with us at least until 2017 when President Obama’s term ends. One of the most ironic aspects of this spectacle is the fact that so much of the health care law comes from proposals originally advanced by Republicans. The individual mandate

to buy private insurance was originally brought forward by Newt Gingrich and the Heritage Foundation in the 1990’s. Most of the architecture of the bill comes from the highlysuccessful reform implemented in Massachusetts by Republican Gov. Mitt Romney in the last decade. The plan also largely follows a template developed by the Bi-Partisan Policy Institute, a Washington, D.C., think tank co-founded by former Sen. Bob Dole. Congressional Republicans campaigned in 2010 on a slogan to “repeal and replace,” the Affordable Care Act. To date they have fulfilled half of their promise. The House has voted 40 times to repeal all or parts of the health care reform law. But three years later that body has yet to vote on any alternative to the new law. It should be painfully obvious to everyone by now that congressional Republicans don’t have an alternative. None of this seems to matter to Tea Party Republicans. As Bob Dole commented to the Kansas City Star during a 2009 visit to Lawrence to discuss the health care reform effort, “Some people fight you just to fight you.” Now, in their zeal to stop the health care reform Tea Partiers insist on threatening a government shutdown and default. A government shutdown would be gradually felt, but surely the anger level would (See IGNORING on page six)

Obama criticized for the right result on Syria How did it happen that, less than a year after Barack Obama convincingly won reelection, his every move as president now draws hoots and catcalls from nearly every point on the political spectrum? Perhaps his Syria policy really is a story of “epic incompetence,” as Charles Krauthammer opined last week. Maybe he has an “unbelievably small” presidency, as Marc Thiessen commented, or that no one is afraid of him, as Ruth Marcus argued. And that’s just a sampling of opinion from my colleagues at The Post. What’s puzzling about this latest bout of Obama-phobia is that recent developments in Syria have generally been positive from the standpoint of U.S. interests.

behind the headlines by David Ignatius

Obama has accomplished goals that most Americans endorse, given the unpalatable menu of choices. Polls suggest that the public overwhelmingly backs the course Obama has chosen. A Post-ABC News survey asked Americans if they endorsed the U.S.-Russian plan to dismantle Syrian chemical weapons as an alternative to missile strikes; 79 percent were supportive. Yet the opinion of elites is sharply negative. Here’s what I see when I deconstruct the Syria story: •Russia has been drawn into

a process of collecting and destroying Syria’s chemical arsenal. This has been a goal of U.S. policy for two years. It finally worked, thanks in part to Obama’s pledge to use military force to punish Syria if the Russians didn’t step up. In this messy world, there is considerable value in agreement by Moscow and Washington on the “soonest and safest” destruction of Syrian chemical weapons, with a timetable for implementation. •The United Nations has taken new steps to affirm the international norm against the use of chemical weapons. The 41-page report delivered this week to Secretary General Ban Ki-moon is not a joke, as some predicted; it’s a surprisingly thorough, careful documenta-

tion of the horrific attack on Aug. 21. The report doesn’t directly accuse Syrian President Bashar al-Assad of using the weapons; assessing blame, unfortunately, wasn’t part of the U.N. mandate. But the evidence demolishes the absurd Russian-Syrian claim that the weapons were used by the rebels. If you’re frustrated by a feckless and unreliable United Nations, you should be encouraged by a line in the opening paragraph of the report: “The international community has a moral responsibility to hold accountable those responsible and for ensuring that chemical weapons can never re-emerge as an instrument of warfare.” •The United States and Russia have restarted their push

for negotiations in Geneva toward a cease-fire and a political transition in Syria. Yes, it’s unfortunate that Assad is still in power, but is his hold really stronger now that he has been forced to admit he has chemical weapons and agreed to destroy them? I’m not so sure. The United States and Russia have agreed to meet in New York in late September with U.N. representative Lakhdar Brahimi to continue this political process. The Russians know that Assad must go eventually; they’ve now moved a little closer to a framework for beginning the transition. Suggestion: Assad’s official “term of office” expires next year. (See SYRIA on page six)


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Shutdown, debt ceiling fight, is more political theatrics

Here we go again. “Readers, suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a member of congress. But I repeat myself,” said Mark Twain, referring to idiot and Congress as one in the same, in a paper he wrote well over 100 years ago. That statement rings just as true today as it did then, when it comes to the United States’ 113th Congress. They are charged with getting another budget passed before the September 30 deadline or the government will shut down. So, what exactly does that mean? Well, non-essential employees, about one-third of the federal workforce, would be furloughed; military personnel, including those overseas, will not get their paychecks on time. Federal loans for rural communi-

ties, small business owners, and new home buyers, will be frozen. And research into life-saving discoveries and renewable energy will be immediately halted. That’s just for starters. Don’t forget, there will be no funding grants for preschool children enrolling in HeadStart programs. And just think, it can all be prevented if Congress just passes a budget. The Republicancontrolled House of Representatives passed a bill last Friday that would maintain government spending until December, but included in that bill was the defunding of the Affordable Health Care Act, also know as Obamacare. That bill, as it stands, is most assuredly dead on arrival in the Democratcontrolled Senate. It has

as much chance of passing there as finding an ice-cold drink in Hell. Congressman Tim Huelskamp in a newsletter last week applauded the Republican leadership in the House for “doing the right thing and bringing this bill to the floor for a vote.” He went on to say, “To suggest, as some have, that Republicans simply lay down without a fight on a must-pass funding measure on the eve of Obamacare’s implementation is unacceptable. Republicans were elected to fight against Obamacare, especially its devastating cuts to Medicare and its threats to religious liberties.” Huelskamp finished his diatribe by suggesting the Senate, Democrats in particular, explain to the American people why they would shut down the government over this unpopular, unworkable

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and Ham” on the Senate floor and proclaims that by not defunding Obamacare we’re like “Neville Chamberlain, who told the British people, ‘Accept the Nazis.’” So as Huelskamp and Cruz might conclude . . . * * * I’m not too bright that much is clear, you’re on your own to live in fear, of health care bills you can not pay on this or any other day. Rod Haxton can be reached at editor@screcord.com

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•Amid all this diplomacy, Obama has pressed ahead with a covert program of training and assistance for the moderate Syrian rebel forces headed by Gen. Salim Idriss. My Syrian sources say that these CIA-trained commandos make a difference as they take the field: They begin to tip the balance away from the jihadist fighters associated with al-Qaeda, who (as the Russians correctly warn) are a dangerously potent factor in the opposition. The showdown ahead between moderates and extremists was signaled this week when the alQaeda-linked Islamic State of Iraq and al-Shams announced a military campaign, emphatically codenamed “Expunging Filth,” against two of Idriss’s brigades in Aleppo. This second Syrian war is coming, and even the Russians may end up relieved that the CIA is training fighters who can counter the jihadists. The mystery is why this outcome in Syria is derided by so many analysts in Washington. Partly, it must be the John McCain factor. The Arizona senator is in danger of becoming a kind of Republican version of Jesse Jackson, who shows up at every international crisis with his own plan for a solution, sometimes through personal mediation (as with the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt), other times demanding military intervention (as in Syria). Because McCain is a distinguished figure, he commands respect even when his proposals have no political support at home. Not so Obama. He can propose what the country wants, succeed at it and still get hammered as a failure.

Their fight, too, never ends, but on the general proposition they have prevailed. So have movements for seat belts and air bags, despite concentrated opposition from the car industry. This is hardly a complete list, but it does suggest a couple of lessons. One is the power of the public-health argument. Americans believe that anyone 16 and older who can drive is entitled to a license, but we allow the state to put limits on that freedom in order to protect teens, discourage drunken driving and otherwise promote the general welfare. Americans aren’t going to cede their right to own guns for sport and selfdefense. But policies that focus on reducing the dangers of accidental shootings, gun suicides, crimes of passion and mass shootings - over time, with a public health focus, I think they have a chance. And that is the other lesson: over time. Sometimes reform takes years or decades of slogging, seemingly hopeless effort. At an unpredictable moment, public sentiment teeters and then tips. What everyone knew David Ignatius is an associwas impossible is seen ate editor and columnist for as having been, all along, The Washington Post inevitable. Fred Hiatt is the editorial page editor of The Washington Post

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WASHINGTON (The Borowitz Report) - In what is being hailed as a rare example of bipartisan cooperation, Senate Democrats and Republicans came together today on a near-unanimous vote to defund Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Tex.).

and unaffordable law. Now, President Obama has said that he will veto the House bill. It all boils down to more drama and wasted time by our elected officials. It would seem that keeping the government afloat should be more important to the ultraconservative Republicans than beating the health care act into the ground just to prove a point. In fact, GOP proposals to defeat Obamacare, have failed 41 times. Obviously, there are not enough corners to stand in or dunce caps to go around when it comes to the Republican controlled House. So what happens next? The Senate will undoubtedly debate and send the bill back to The House at the eleventh hour minus the inclusion of the Affordable Care Act. The House will grudgingly pass the bill and

The measure, which shuts down all nonessential functions of Sen. Cruz, passed by a margin of 99 to one. As the final vote was announced this morning, Sen. Cruz’s microphone was unplugged and the Senate exploded with cheers on both sides of the aisle.

Ignoring mount as soldiers and Social Security recipients stop receiving checks. A government default on U.S. debt would have profound and lasting consequences for American citizens, a vast majority of whom invest in the stock market and hold government securities. So why are these politicians following such a clearly destructive path for our country? The answer appears to

Fear These extremists hold outsize power in the GOP - enough to make sane Republican officials fear, with some reason, that anything short of massive resistance to Obamacare could lead to a primary challenge and a shortened career. Some of Obamacare’s provisions are already in force and seem to be having the intended effect. For example, young adults are now allowed to stay on their parents’ health insurance policies until age 26. In 2009, 29.8 percent of those 19 through 25 were

eventually it will end up on the president’s desk for signing. Problem solved until Dec. 15 when it will surely rear its ugly head once again. Also hanging in the balance is the possibility of Congress refusing to raise America’s debt ceiling. It’s important to remember that the debt ceiling is not the same as approving more spending. It simply pays what Congress has already spent. It doesn’t cost a dime or add a penny to the deficit. Since the 1950s Congress has always passed it, and every president has signed it; Democrats and Republicans. Just pass it and move on. President Obama has said that there are Democrats and some reasonable Republicans willing to raise the debt ceiling and support a sensible budget. He has expressed

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) said that the vote to defund the Texas senator showed that bipartisan cooperation is possible even in the usually rancorous Senate: “Every now and then the two parties can reach across the aisle and find something that we both despise with all our might.”

a willingness to work with them to invest in Americas’ future. Unfortunately there are a number of far right Republicans who are willing to hold the American people hostage by threatening a government shutdown and willing to plunge America into default if they can’t defund ObamaCare. Congress seems to play fast and loose when it comes to putting the economy at risk, holding up employee paychecks, and authorizing the Treasury to pay our obligation. It somehow seems unfair that these same Congressmen and Congresswomen will be paid whether they vote to shut down the government or not. It seems a kin to leaving the fox in charge of the hen house. Do you remember how that turned out? Larry Caldwell Scott City

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) acknowledged that the budget impact of defunding Sen. Cruz would be minimal, but added, “This was never about money. We got Ted Cruz to stop talking, and you can’t put a price tag on that.” Andy Borowitz is a comedian and author

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be in an internal struggle for control of the Republican Party. At least two of the architects of the “defund Obamacare” strategy - Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Tex.) and Sen. Marco Rubio (RFla.) are assumed to hold presidential aspirations. Their paths to the party’s nomination would presumably be smoothed if their conservative wing of the Republican Party is in control leading into 2016. Sarah Palin has

weighed in, urging fellow Republicans to put the country on “Cruz Control.” Other senior Republicans worry about what the feud is doing to their party. Steve Schmidt, a former top strategist for John McCain, recently urged rank and file Republican lawmakers to stand up to what he called this “assinity.” He went on to express “deep regret” for helping to create what he called

the “freak show” wing of the Republican Party with his role in bringing Palin on the Republican ticket in 2008. While Republicans are engrossed in this Washington sideshow the interests of Americans, especially those who depend on federal government services as well as millions of investors, are relegated to the sidelines. Alan Jilka is a former mayor of Salina and a former candidate for Congress

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uninsured; in 2012, 27.2 percent lacked insurance, a modest but significant decline. Now the central provisions of the Affordable Care Act are set to come into effect - the individual mandate, the insurance exchanges, the guarantee of coverage for those with preexisting conditions. Republicans scream that Obamacare is sure to fail. But what they really fear is that it will succeed. That’s the reason for all the desperation. Republicans are afraid that Obamacare will not prove

to be a bureaucratic nightmare - that Americans, in fact, will find they actually like it. The GOP fears that Obamacare will even be credited with slowing the rise of health-care costs to a more manageable rate. There are signs, in fact, that this “bending of the curve” is already taking place: Medical costs are still rising much faster than inflation but at the slowest rate in decades. Keeping premiums under control will require persuading lots of young, healthy people to buy insurance - and thus, in

effect, subsidize those who are older and sicker. That is why a group called Generation Opportunity, funded by the ultraconservative Koch brothers, plans to tour college campuses with disgusting ads in which a creepy Uncle Sam subjects a young woman to a pelvic examination. The GOP message: Whatever you do, don’t buy health insurance. It may be - shudder - good for you. Eugene Robinson is a Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist


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editor’s mail . . .

Must inform employees of health insurance marketplace coverage Belatedly and without any notification from the state or federal goverment, we have learned there is an Oct. 1, 2013, deadline for small business owners with “even one employee for whom they may or may not have provided health care,” to inform the employee(s) in writing or electronically of the options available for new health insurance marketplace coverage. Forms to do so may be accessed at www.dol. gov/ebsa/healthreform. The fine for not complying with this obscure regulation by Oct. 1 is stated to be $100/per employee/per day. Perhaps this information may be helpful to some small business owners. Charles W. Sourk, D.V.M. Scott City

Packing become damaged from mold and mildew. An attic’s heat might “cook” the fibers and cause them to become brittle and break. Moth balls are not recommended. Moth balls are toxic to children and pets, and their odor can be an issue for people with asthma and breathing sensitivities. Cedar chests or closets are not 100% effective

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for avoiding pest damage either. If there is a food stain on a garment, pests will still be attracted to the stain regardless of the smell of cedar. Also, the natural oil in the wood can have a chance to stain clothing and other textile items, so don’t store items directly against the wood. To maintain the effectiveness of a cedar chest or closet, the wood needs to be sanded lightly, peri-

odically to keep the oil active. Vintage textiles and quilts need special care for storage. Contact the Extension Office for more information and for your free copy of “Basic Apparel Management: Storage Solutions or Quilt Conservation.” For items that you will be disposing of, please consider reselling them or donating them to a

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Visitors read the plaque on the monument at the Battle of Punished Woman’s Fork in northern Scott County. (Record Photo)

History “After the battle, when they lost all their ponies and their supplies, things changed,” says Thomas. “They became combative. It was a matter of survival.” Lost to History For many historians, the focus on the Northern Cheyenne exodus has been Fort Robinson, Nebr., where part of the group surrendered and later escaped. It’s taken longer for history to recognize the significance of the events at Battle Canyon. “I think there have been more books written about this in the last 10 or 15 years than before,” says Snyder, who has done extensive research on the site. “People are starting to realize this is an important part of history.” During a recent visit to the site, Snyder picked up a visitor sign-in sheet at the entrance. “It’s amazing how many out-of-state visitors have been there. A lot more people are finding out about it,” notes Snyder. One individual who deserves a great deal of credit for understanding the history of Battle Canyon is the late R.B. Christy who deeded the 30acre site to Scott County in 1962 to be maintained “as a historical park accessible to the public to commemorate those who participated in the battle of Squaws Den.” Snyder and Hoeme took the next step finally getting the area designated as a National Historic Site in 2007. Why so long to get the historic site designation? “I believe there was a perception around here that it wasn’t a big deal,” says Snyder. “There wasn’t a push to get it listed (as a historic site).” Former Scott County resident Al Maddux and his brother, Vernon, published a 32-page book titled “The Battle of Punished Woman’s Fork” in 1995. They were unsuccessful in efforts to get Battle Canyon declared a state or national historic site. It was only in the past 10-15 years that the site, which had been known as Squaw’s Den, has become more popularly known as Punished Woman’s Fork or Battle Canyon. The monument that is perched over the cave

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where the Northern Cheyenne woman and children were huddled during the battle once had a plaque which referred to the site as Squaw’s Den. Snyder recalls that he was visiting the site with Searle Chapman, whose mother was a full-blooded Cheyenne and who was a descendant of Amos Chapman, a scout for Col. Wm. H. Lewis - the only U.S. Cavalry casualty at the battle. “He saw the inscription on the plaque and said that Squaw’s Den was derogatory to his people, so we changed it,” says Snyder. He says the fact the site looks much as it did 135 years ago is also significant. Several years ago, Snyder was showing the site to Jerry Green, who was with the National Parks Service. “He said there are a number of Civil War sites,

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Taylor House

More than just a cup of coffee The sign on the window says Taylor House. The owners of the first coffee shop in Scott City could just as easily called it Taylor Home. “Our main idea was to create an environment where people could come and get away from everything . . . where they can reflect,” says Lynn Taylor. “We wanted a place that’s warm and inviting.” Lynn and his wife, Traci, along with their son, Adam, and wife, Anita, have succeeded in doing that in their location at 1313 South US83 Highway. The former parts store building has undergone a major conversion. Small dining tables in the large room are accompanied by large, soft lounge chairs along the west wall where small groups can gather.

“This area has been really popular with people,” said Lynn, referring to one corner where customers can sit back and relax. Timing was Right Lynn and his wife first envisioned a coffee shop and book store combination several years ago, but didn’t pursue the venture. The possibility of opening the business began to take hold once again when they were approached with the idea by Adam and Anita. “Early this year things started coming together,” says Lynn. “We’ve spent the last couple of months remodeling.” Of course, a coffee house involves much more than setting a pot under a Bunn coffee maker. “I’ve spent a lot of time on the internet, reading and watching videos,”

Owners of the Taylor House are (from left) Lynn, Tarci, Zoe, Anita and Adam Taylor. (Record Photo)

says Adam. Friends who operate a coffee shop in Hutchinson also spent a day training him and Anita. “It involves a lot of practice and a lot of tastetesting. We do all our tastetesting in the morning and we shut it off at noon,” he says with a laugh. “You know when it’s right,” adds Lynn. Coffee sales in the first two weeks of business have “exceeded expectations.” In addition, they

also sell pastries, blueberry muffins and scones. They’re getting ready to add cinnamon rolls and cookies to the menu. There are no plans to add a lunch menu, but that may be considered in the future. Other drink options include smoothies, chai teas, and blended drinks (i.e., frozen hot chocolate, white chocolate, etc.). “We have plenty of non-coffee options,” says Adam.

But the heart of the business still goes back to the surroundings. The Taylors have an elevated platform in one corner where musicians can perform. They’re even considering a swing dancing night “just so people can come and have fun.” The coffee shop has already become a popular stop for cyclists and a local knitting group. “We had one guy traveling through this morning and when he stopped

in he asked whether we had wi-fi,” Lynn says. “He sat at his computer for about three hours. “A girl had a paper to work on for school and she sat here for about two hours. It was great.” That’s what the Taylors were hoping for when they opened their home away from home. “Our mission is to have a place where people can relax . . . and we’ll even sell coffee in the process,” adds Lynn.

Savolt in IMTA competition; signs with modeling agency

Lauren Savolt, formerly of Scott City, was one of eight girls from Kansas selected to attend the International Model and Talent Association competition in New York from July 20-24. Savolt received the highest honor in her age group, the overall preteen model award. She also received second place in fashion print and second place in theatrical headshots. Savolt competed against models from China, South Africa and the United Kingdom. As a result, she interviewed with four modeling and talent agencies. She signed with MMG Model Management in New York. She will be traveling to New York and Los Angeles to model for various companies. She is the 12-year-old daughter of Dallas and Cathy Savolt of Scott City and Andover.

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Scott County Commission Agenda Tues., October 1 County Courthouse 3:00 p.m.

County business Public hearing on delinquent landfill accounts Approve accounts payable/minutes/ payroll

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Agenda may change before the meeting. Contact County Clerk Pam Faurot for an updated agenda (872-2420) or visit www.scott.kansasgov.com

Public Notice (First published in The Scott County Record Thurs., Sept. 12, 2013; last published Thurs., Oct. 3, 2013)4t IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE DISTRICT OF KANSAS UNITED STATES of AMERICA, Plaintiff v. Jennifer L. May, f/k/a Jennifer L. Ramsey, f/k/a Jennifer L. Turley, Justin Wayne Ramsey, State of Kansas, Department of Social and Rehabilitation Services, Defendants Civil No. 12-1428-JTM-GLR NOTICE OF MARSHAL’S SALE By virtue of and Order of Sale issued out of the United States District Court for the District of Kansas, at Wichita, Kansas, in the above entitled case , I will, on Tuesday, the 15th day of October, 2013, at 11:00 o’clock a.m., at the front door of the Scott County Courthouse, Scott City, Kansas, offer for sale at auction and sell to the highest bidder for cash in hand, all of the right, title and interest of Defendant Jennifer L. May, f/k/a Jennifer L. Ramsey, f/k/a Jennifer L. Turley in and to the following described real estate, located in Scott County, Kansas, to-wit: Lot Five (5), Block Fourteen (14), Original Town of Scott City, Scott County, Kansas. Except all oil, gas, and other minerals in and under said land and

all rights incident thereto. Payment must be in the form of Cash, Cashier’s Check, Money Order or Certified Check made payable to the U.S. District Court and will be accepted as follows: •Less the $25,000: entire amount due at conclusion of sale; •$25,000-$100,000: 10% down with the remainder delivered to the U.S. Marshal’s Service Office by close of business day; •More than $100,000: 10% down with the remainder delivered to the U.S. Marshal’s Service Office within five working days. The contact person regarding inquiries about the above property is Aimee Omohundro, Rural Development, U.S. Department of Agriculture, (785) 271-2726. The real property levied on is the property of Defendant Jennifer L. May, f/k/a Jennifer L. Ramsey, f/k/a Jennifer L. Turley and will be sold without appraisal, subject to any unpaid real property taxes or special assessments and with a three month right of redemption to satisfy the Order of Sale. United States Marshal’s Office, Topeka, Kansas, this 27th day of September, 2013. WALTER R. BRADLEY United States Marshal District of Kansas Craig Beam, Chief Deputy U.S. Marshal

Public Notice (First published in The Scott County Record on Thurs., Sept. 26, 2013)1t BEFORE THE STATE CORPORATION COMMISSION OF THE STATE OF KANSAS NOTICE OF FILING APPLICATION RE: Landmark Resources, Inc. Application for Commingling of Production in the Decker 2-9 in Scott County, Kansas. TO: All Oil and Gas Producers, unleased Mineral Interest Owners, Landowners, and all persons whosoever concerned. You, and each of you, are hereby notified that Landmark Resources, Inc. has filed an application to commingle the Marmaton and Cherokee producing formations at the Decker 2-9, located 1935’ from the south line and 162’ from the east line of SE/4 Sec. 9-T17S-

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Crime victims receive $271K The Kansas Crime Victims Compensation Board awarded financial assistance to 105 victims of crime at its September meeting. Awards were made in 43 new cases. Additional expenses were paid in 62 previously submitted cases. The awards totaled $271,577. The Division of Crime Victims Compensation in Schmidt’s office administers the Crime Victims Compensation program, which was established in 1978 to help victims of violent crime pay for their unexpected expenses such as medical treatment, mental health counseling, lost wages, dependent support and funeral costs.

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Scott Co. LEC Report Scott City Police Department Sept. 19: Sherill Tubbs, driving a 2010 Cadillac, was backing out of a parking stall in the 300 block of Court Street when she collided with a 1995 Ford driven by Genesis Cuevas. Sept. 19: Jose Lozano was arrested for domestic battery and transported to the LEC. Sept. 19: Shirley Chavez-Gonzalez was arrested for criminal damage to property and transported to the LEC. Sept. 20: Laurie Walrath was arrested for theft and transported to the LEC.

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Insurance marketplaces may offer greater choices Workers at small companies rarely get a choice of health plans. That could change for some of them when online health insurance marketplaces open Oct. 1. The marketplaces - sometimes called exchanges - are a key component of the health reform law known as Obamacare. The health care overhaul requires every state and the District of Columbia to establish a Small Business Health Options Program, or SHOP exchange, to enable businesses with 50 or fewer workers to offer health insurance to their employees. These exchanges will function much like the online marketplaces for individual coverage that will open this fall, but with some key differences. Since small employers lack the buying power of larger companies, the insurance plans they offer are often limited and their administrative costs are high. The SHOP exchanges are intended to make it easier for small businesses to offer their employees a variety of good plans. Through the exchanges, employers will be able to designate how much they want to contribute toward their employees’ coverage, and the exchange will handle the back-office functions, such as making sure the payments get to the correct insurance company. Employees, meanwhile, will be able to compare plans’ features and costs online and enroll in a plan. At least, that’s the way it eventually is supposed to work nationwide. In June, though, the Department of Health and Human Services announced that it would delay for a year giving workers the ability to choose among different plans in the 33 states where it is running the health insurance marketplaces, including Kansas. HHS said that option would be too complicated for insurers to implement by 2014. In the remaining states and the District of Columbia, the SHOP exchanges are all generally moving forward with plans to allow employers to offer their workers more than one coverage option. How much choice workers have will be up to the employers and the states, however. Health plans will be grouped into four tiers based on how much of their medical claims consumers will be responsible for: In a platinum plan, consumers will owe 10 percent of the costs; in a gold plan, 20 percent; silver, 30 percent, and bronze, 40 percent.) In some states, employers can choose to offer employees just one plan.

Average Obamacare premiums will be lower than projected Julie Appleby Kaiser Health News

Just days before new online health insurance markets are set to open, the Obama administration released a look at average premiums, saying rates in most states are lower than earlier projected - and that 95 percent of consumers will have at least two insurers to choose from. The report comes as part of a stepped-up administration effort to explain and defend the health law as congressional Republicans target it for defunding. Until this week’s report, little information was available about premium rates in

most of the 36 states whose online health insurance marketplaces will be overseen entirely or partially by the federal government because state leaders opted out of running their own. Data from the report offers the first look at rates coming on the Kansas marketplace, which will be among those overseen by the federal government. (Earlier this month, the Kansas Insurance Department launched a calculator tool on its website to estimate an individual Kansas family’s premium, but it is limited to estimates for a midlevel, or “silver,” plan.) The analysis showed

huge variations among states: A family of four making $50,000 in Wyoming, for instance, would pay $1,237 a month on average for a midlevel plan before subsidies, compared to $619 a month on average in Kansas. After subsidies are added in, however, the cost to both families would be $282 because the amount they pay is linked to their income, not to the cost of coverage. While experts say premiums vary across the states and even within states, the analysis pegged the national average for an individual at $328 a month for a silver plan, before subsidies

are factored in (that rate in Kansas is $260). That’s less than the average $392 projection drawn from earlier data released by the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office, which will mean savings to families as well as to the federal government for tax credits. “For millions, these new options will make health insurance work in their budgets,” said Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius. One of the report’s most striking findings is that states like Kansas, Texas and Florida - where the law has faced fierce opposition (See PREMIUMS on page 13)

Feds taking steps to protect consumers from insurance fraud The White House has unveiled several steps to protect consumers from fraud in the new online health insurance marketplaces, a move that comes after 17 states hostile to the law acted to limit the spread of information about the program, and congressional Republicans raised concerns about the privacy of medical and financial records. “We are sending a clear message that we will not tolerate anyone seeking to defraud consumers in the health insurance marketplace,” said Health and

Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius. Senior administration officials acknowledged the potential for scams with any new government program, including the Obamacare marketplaces that open for enrollment Oct. 1. But they stressed that the health law’s new “navigators” - federally-paid groups that help people enroll in coverage - do not represent a significant risk and that Medicare has used such guides for years without problems or controversy. Kansas groups received nearly $900,000 in naviga-

tor grants to help consumers sign up for coverage under the federal health law. Oklahoma is among at least 17 Republicancontrolled states that have taken steps to restrict the 105 groups that won the federal grants, including churches, colleges, social service agencies and Planned Parenthood. Kansas Insurance Commissioner Sandy Praeger said she was not overly concerned about navigators because their training focuses largely on protecting the confidential information of people they

Sebelius: Kansas missing the boat on Medicaid expansion

Former Kansas Gov. Kathleen Sebelius, back near her home turf Friday as the nation’s top federal health official, said she would have welcomed the federal health reform dollars that have drawn little interest so far from the state’s current political leaders. “I would’ve loved to have had the offer to have newly eligible Kansans be able to enroll in Medicaid,” said Sebelius, secretary of the Health and Human Services Department, which is leading implementation of the Affordable Care Act, commonly referred to as Obamacare. “The money is available to help get people insurance coverage, have a health home, (and) get preventive care,” she said, briefly talk-

ing to reporters after a closed-door meeting at the Kauffman Foundation Conference Center, Kansas City. Under the health-reform act, the federal government has offered to pay the full costs of the Medicaid expansion for three years in states that increase eligibility for the program to those earning up to 138 percent of the poverty level. Under current guidelines in Kansas, only those with children and incomes less than 32 percent of federal poverty guidelines can qualify. In Kansas, estimates are that a Medicaid expansion would cover about 240,000 additional residents, about equal to projections in Missouri.

help enroll. She thought many of the issues being raised by Republicans in the U.S. House and elsewhere were “just last ditch efforts to try to repeal” the Affordable Care Act. “This is just the latest obstacle that opponents of the Affordable Care Act are using to try to slow down implementation,” said Christine Barber, senior policy analyst with Community Catalyst, a Boston-based nonprofit helping states with enrollment. (See FRAUD on page 13)


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Budget would boost pre-school, reduce smoking President Obama’s proposed budget would expand early childhood education and fund it by nearly doubling the federal tax on cigarettes. That would allow 3,820 additional Kansas children to attend pre-school in the first year, according to a report released by nine organizations. Currently, 54 percent or about 44,000 - Kansas children are not enrolled in preschool, according to

a report released in June. April Holman, executive director of the Kansas Coalition for School Readiness, a project of Kansas Action for Children, praised the proposal. “This would increase the ability of school districts to offer pre-school,” Holman said. “We know that less than half of elementary schools in Kansas offer (preschool) experience for children.

RCDC finding new ways to share early childhood messages Amy McGrath, multimedia specialist Russell Child Development Center

Text4baby is one of many ways Russell Child Development Center promotes the importance of early childhood experiences to families in Southwest Kansas. Babies don’t come with an owner’s manual and we see this as another way parents can access valuable information. Text4baby is a free mobile information service designed to promote maternal and child health. Women who sign up for the service by texting BABY to 511411 (or BEBE in Spanish) receive free text messages each week, timed to their due date or baby’s date of birth. An educational program of the National Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies Coalition, text4baby provides pregnant women and new moms information to help them give their babies the best possible start in life. Every day the staff at RCDC coaches parents to cultivate positive foundations for their children, build their capacity to parent, and make a lasting impact on their child’s overall learning, behavior and health. Text4baby messaging is a tool that was developed with those same outcomes in mind. We may only see some of our families a few times a month and text4baby’s power lies in its ability to get essential prenatal and early childhood health information to parents frequently and easily with a technology they regularly use. RCDC hopes to get as many Southwest Kansas parents as possible to sign up for the campaign. RCDC is using social media, television, radio and newspaper public awareness strategies to increase enrollment in text4baby in 16 Southwest Kansas counties and has partnered with Kid Krew Area Mental Health on the project in Wichita and Scott counties. The Kansas Early Childhood Advisory Council and Kansas Project LAUNCH have awarded $40,000 in mini-grants to communities to promote this use of technology. Visit Russell Child Development online at www. rcdc4kids.org to learn more about our early childhood programs in your area, for information on free developmental screening for your baby up to 36 months of age, Learn and Play playgroup schedules, and education and training opportunities for parents and early childhood educators.

This would allow more schools to provide the experience, and it would allow schools that already have it to increase the number of children they can serve.” In his fiscal 2014 budget, presented to Congress in April, Obama proposed expanding preschool enrollment for low- and moderate-income families - those under 200 percent of the federal poverty level - by increasing

the federal cigarette tax by 94-cents per pack, and proportionally increasing taxes on other products. Currently the federal cigarette tax is $1.01 per pack. Kansas levies an additional 79 cents per pack, one of the lowest rates in the U.S. The report estimated that the White House proposal would also prevent 1.7 million young people from becoming addicted

Premiums despite high rates of uninsured residents - will see rates at or below the national average. “There is no clear political pattern to these premiums,” said Larry Levitt, a senior vice president at the Kaiser Family Foundation, a nonpartisan research organization. “Some conservative, anti-Obamacare states have lower-than-average premiums, and some proObamacare states have higher-than-average premiums.” Premium prices are influenced by many factors, including what insurers guess their costs will be, a region’s labor costs and how much hospitals

Fraud “It’s having a chilling effect already as some organizations are nervous to help with enrollment because of all the obstacles placed in their path,” she said. Why Navigators Matter Navigators are considered crucial to the success of Obamacare because they are supposed to help consumers sort through a maze of insurance options and figure out whether they’re eligible for federal subsidies or perhaps free or low-cost coverage through Medicaid. Polls show many people know very little about these options. Kansas has trained at least one certified naviga-

smokers and save nearly one million Americans from premature, smokingcaused death. Tobacco control advocates praised the plan, including Linda DeCoursey, executive director of the Tobacco Free Kansas Coalition. A tax “increase means children and adults will stop smoking,” DeCoursey said. “For every 10 percent increase, seven percent of children

stop smoking and four percent of adults.” According to the report, the proposed tobacco tax increases would also: •Prompt 1.57 million adult smokers to quit in the first year. •Reduce the number of births affected by smoking by 465,600 over the next 10 years. •Save $63.4 billion in long-term health care costs due to the smoking declines.

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and other facilities charge. Competition between insurers is also a significant factor. Under the law, insurers can vary rates based on age and are allowed to charge older people up to three times more than younger ones, starting Jan. 1. But insurers cannot charge the sick more than the healthy or reject applicants for coverage if they have a medical condition. While the administration said the rates show that the new plans will offer consumers affordable coverage, there are caveats. For example, many of the highlighted rates in the report are for 27-year-olds, who are on

the lower end of the preThose who get subsidies must pay between mium cost scale. two percent and 9.5 percent of their income - on a 7M expected to enroll The new health insur- sliding scale - toward the ance marketplaces, which premium. In states - like Kansas can be used by individuals that have not expandand small businesses, are expected to enroll seven ed Medicaid eligibility as provided for by million people next year, Obamacare, some conaccording to the CBO. sumers will be too poor to Of those, six million are qualify for subsidies and expected to qualify for will continue to not be elisubsidies because they do gible for coverage under not have affordable job- Medicaid. About 88,000 based coverage and their Kansans could fall into incomes are between 100 that coverage gap. percent and 400 percent of While the administrathe federal poverty level. tion said consumers will That’s between have “significant choice” $11,500 to $46,000 a year in the subsidized exchangfor an individual, or up es, data show that in some to $94,000 for a family places only a few insurers are offering plans. of four.

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tor so far. Obama administration officials sought Wednesday to reassure consumers that navigators will not be collecting medical records or asking detailed questions about their health because beginning Jan. 1, that will have no bearing on whether they can get coverage or how much they will pay.

ture to say how big an impact the state restrictions on navigators might have - or how aggressively the laws will be enforced. Missouri passed a law that requires navigators to pass an exam and pay a licensing fee. State regulators have since said the 20 hours of federal training will be accepted in lieu of state training and an exam, and have also limited the licensing fee to $25. State Restrictions “Our law looks really Experts say it’s prema-

bad, but we are hoping it will not have a very big impact,” said Lisa D’Souza, a health law and policy fellow at St. Louis University. She said she worries most about a provision barring navigators from giving advice about health plan benefits even though federal rules require them to help consumers understand that benefits vary. “It seems to be a complete contradiction,” D’Souza said.


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Pastime at Park Lane We welcome Lorine Yeager to Park Lane. Doris Riner led Sunday afternoon services. She played the piano and everyone sang along with their favorite hymns. Residents played pitch and dominoes on Monday afternoon. Game helpers were Madeline Murphy, Dorothy King, Joy Barnett, Hugh McDaniel, Mandy Barnett and Arlene Cauthon. Kathy McKellips furnished cookies. Residents played Wii bowling on Monday evening. Pastor Bob Artz led Bible study on Tuesday morning. Doris Riner and Elsie Nagel led the hymns. Naomi Teubner entertained residents with music on the piano, violin and recorder. Darla Unruh furnished cookies. Rev. Warren Prochnow led Lutheran Bible study on Wednesday morning. Residents played cards on Wednesday evening. Madeline Murphy helped with the games. Elsie Nagel gave manicures on Thursday morning. Residents enjoyed softserve ice cream cones on Friday afternoon.

Beach entertains at Park Lane

Thad Beach, Salina, entertained residents with his music. Thad played the juice harp, the guitar, the ukulele, the washboard and the fly swatter. He sang folk songs and had a dancing chicken. Thanks to the Scott City Arts Council for sponsoring this event.

SC cheerleaders, yell leaders visit

Scott Community High School cheerleaders and yell leaders visited residents on Wednesday afternoon. They were Cecily Rebarchek, Andrew Brown, Oscar Amezcua, Danean Metheney, Megan Sith, Ellie Irwin and Taylor Fairleigh.

Wii bowling was played on Friday evening. Gabby Varela, Daniel Varela and Marc Landa helped. Residents watched the movie, “Seabiscuit” on Saturday afternoon. We thank the family of Charles Wessel for the flowers brought to Park Lane in his memory. Dottie Fouquet was visited by Jon and Anne Crane, Lil Francisco and Fritzie Rauch. Thelma Branine was visited by Danean Metheney, Megan Smith, Cecily Rebarcek, Sherri Smith, Hunter Smith, Chandler Hornbostel and Cassidy Hornbostel.

Mike Kitch was visited by Janece Roberts, Cindy Hesslink, Orville and Marcine Gorman, and Charlene Becht. Pat Palen was visited by Lynne and Charlie Palen, Deb Lawrence, Jack and Sherrie Rapier, and Lila Carson. Verna Willman was visited by D’Ann Markel. Visitors of Boots Haxton from Oakley were her niece and husband, Janet and Butch Collins, their daughter, Jacque Williams and her daughter, Claire. She was also visited by Rod and Kathy Haxton. Vivian Sharpe was visited by Harry Sharpe.

Betty Kennedy was visited by Vera Buffington. Kathy McKellips was visited by Doris Riner, Tim and Pat Percival; Brandy, Glen, Levi and Chelsea Houser; Jamie Percival, Stan Waldman and Val Duff. Harriet Jones was visited by Doris Riner, Nancy Holt, Rev. Don Martin and Marvel Keyse. Edith Norman was visited by Doris Riner, Ron and Sue Riner, Sara Shane and Kim Smith. Earl Gorman was visited by Loretta Gorman, Chuck Brobst, Orville and Marcine Gorman, Pete Steffens and Charlene Becht. Geraldine Graves was visited by Ryan Michels, Alonna Mantzke, Janet Soeken and Charlene Becht. Jim Jeffery was visited by Hugh McDaniel, Don and Judy Browning, and Libbie Joles. Jake Leatherman was visited by Andrew Brown, Oscar Amezcua, Faye Summerville, Rod Leatherman, Don Leatherman and Christopher, Allison and Forrest Leatherman.

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Bonnie Pickett was visited by Gloria Wright, Treva McCandless, Larry and Philene Pickett, Arlene Cauthon and Margie Stevens. Albert Dean was visited by Carol Davey and Larry Wright. Lula Dirks was visited by Richard and Carol Koehn, Willetta Payne, Dave and Deb Kraemer, and Darla Luebbers. Harold and Ruth White were visited by Kathy Myers and Helen Baylor. Lorena Turley was visited by Neta Wheeler and Phyllis See. Jim and Yvonne Spangler were visited by Les and MaryAnn Spangler. Mildred Van Pelt was visited by David Van Pelt, Larry and Marlene Murphy, Treva McCandless, Arlene Cauthon and Gertrude Brown. Ann Tedford was visited by Mary Plum, Bob Plum, Arlene Cauthon; Willie Mae Foster, Smithville, Tex.; and Harlen Smith, Elk City, Okla. Herb Graves was visited by Julie Arnold, Ron Hess, Emily Wright and Tina Turley. Darlene Richman was visited by Tina Turley.

Lorene Yeager was visited by Rose Yeager and Keely Yeager. Mike Leach was visited by Rev. Don Martin from St. Luke’s Church and Linda Dunagan. Verene Dearden was visited by Margie Stevens. Cecile Billings was visited by Ann Beaton. Mary Alice Lawrence King was visited by Shorty and Deb Lawrence and Marvel Keyse. Brenda Bremer was visited by Mindi Bremer and Tailar Bremer. Judy Redburn was visited by Elizabeth Parkinson, Wendy Derstine, Carol Ellis, Josie Saenz, Isaac Redburn, Jeremy Fry, Jim Cooley and Mary Torson. Melva Rose was visited by Bob McDaniel, Carol Ellis, Wendy Derstine and Isaac Redburn. Delores Brooks was visited by Bonnie Stewart, Cheryl Perry, Charles Brooks, Gene Ivey from Arkansas, and Ruth White. Dona Dee Carpenter was visited by Roger and Jackie John, Gloria O’Bleness, Bill John, Elizabeth Parkinson and Marvel Keyse.

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Deaths Charles William Harris

Zella Fay Unruh

Charles William Harris, 84, died on Sept. 19, 2013, at the Greeley County Health Center Long Term Care, Tribune. Charles was born Sept. 30, 1928, in Wellington, the son of Robert William (R.W.) and Goldia M. (Zimmerman) Harris. In 1 9 3 0 , the family left Sumner County for their n e w f a r m i n g Charles Harris venture in Greeley County. Charles attended Horace Grade School and graduated from Greeley County High School in 1946. The following December, Charles married his high school sweetheart, Verna Lou Kinlund, in her parents’ home in Tribune. Charles was a member of the Kansas Livestock Assn., Masonic Lodge, United Methodist Church, Kansas Flying Farmers, Civil Air Patrol and Experimental Aircraft Assn. He was a Southwest Kan-

Zella Fay Unruh, 91, died on Sept. 19, 2013, at the Bethel Home in Montezuma. She was born June 23, 1922, in Greensburg, the daughter of Lincoln and Leah (Peaster) Dirks. She had been a resident of Scott City since 1948, moving from Greensburg. On Oct. 11, 1942, she married Paul Unruh in Greensburg. He died Dec. 1, 1980, in Scott City. She was the owner and operator of The Bake Shop and was a homemaker. She was a member of the Scott Mennonite Church in Scott County. Survivors include: one son, Owen, and wife, Dianne, Scott City; four daughters, Charlene Unruh and husband, Glen, Scott City, Janice Ratzlaff and husband, Jerry, Geiger, Ala., Naomi Duhm and husband, Dale, Mari-

sas Federal Land Bank director, Greeley County board of education member and served on the Greeley County Health Services board of directors for over 20 years. Survivors include: his wife of 66 years, two children; Clark Harris and wife, Barbara, Tribune, and Jill Pollock and husband, Dave, Hays; three grandchildren and one great-grandson. He was preceded in death by his parents; a son, Greg William Harris; a sister, Wilma Brunswig; a grandson; four brothersin-law; two sisters-in-law; and two grand-nieces. Funeral service was held Sept. 25 at the United Methodist Church, Tribune, with Rev. Mark Anderson and Tom Davis officiating. Burial was in the Greeley County Cemetery, Tribune. Memorials may be given to Greeley County Health Services in care of Price and Sons Funeral Home, 322 2nd Street, Tribune, Ks. 67879.

posa, Calif., and Norene Rohrbough, Scott City; one sister, Velma Wenger, Moundridge; 11 grandchildren and 29 greatgrandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, one brother, three sisters; two son-inlaws, Les Eck and Lonnie Rohrbough; and three grandchildren, Derek Paul Rohrbough, Andrew Wayne Ratzlaff and Kathryn Rae Unruh. Funeral service was held Sept. 22 at the Scott Mennonite Church with Franklin Koehn officiating. Interment was in the Scott Mennonite Church Cemetery, Scott County. Memorials may be sent to Bethel Home in Montezuma in care of Price and Son Funeral Home, 401 Washington, Scott City, Ks. 67871.

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Sharing Success grant awarded to Wichita Co. health volunteers Wheatland Electric has awarded a $250 grant to the Wichita County Health Center Volunteers through its Sharing Success Fund. Funding will assist in the purchase of a new player piano for the Wichita County Long Term Care facility. The current piano is in poor condition and in need of replacement. The piano will be used for Sunday worship services, special programs and holiday dinners. In addition to the residents and those who serve them, the piano will benefit a number of other individuals and organizations in the community. Music students from the local schools, 4-H groups, senior citizen bands and

Pictured (left to right) are Alli Conine, Scott Community Foundation; Cheryl Green (activities director), Sondra Patton RN (LTC resident coordinator), Georgie Bever (resident), Joyce McBride (resident); Peggy Gillen, Wichita County Health Center Volunteers; and Shawn Powelson, Wheatland Electric.

piano students of local teachers will all have the opportunity to utilize the piano. The Health Center Volunteers received fund-

Park Place People

by Doris Riner

I just have to start our news from Park Place by mentioning the cooler, wet weather. It is wonderful, don’t you think!! This is a very busy time for our local farmers, but they are almost always happy for rain. Sun or clouds, rain or drought doesn’t stop our two pool players and they don’t mind having spectators around. Lela Bishop and her sister, Thelma Miller, drove to Indiana for a family reunion and a few days stay. Mary Plum’s son, Bob, and wife, Georgia, took her to Oklahoma. More about that next week. My daughter, Roma Murphy, Great Bend, celebrated my birthday a week early. We had lunch with another daughter, Trudy Eikenberry, at The Majestic. I was “on cloud nine” eating lunch with two of my three daughters. The big and best news of the week was the arrival of a new resident, Ardis Rose. Her sons Steve, Dunton, Tex., and Ron, Albuquerque, N.M., were here to move her in. We are so happy to have Ardis as most of us know her. Lou Pfanenstiel was in Hays Monday to see a doctor. Margaret Lee made a trip to Garden City one day with her two daughters, Sherlyn Wilkens and Mary Berning. Elvira Billinger’s two sons from Garden City were here one evening and they had a great time just catching up on family news. Pat Palen was over one morning for coffee, along with Jack and Sherry Rapier, Marian Sigardson, Mary Lou Oeser and Chet Quance, Dighton. Betty Ohneck’s visitors were her son, Gary, Rocky Ford, Colo; and his son, Bradan, Garden City; Beth Wilbur, Leoti; grandaughter Jodi Ohneck, Phoenix, Ariz.; and Megan Burney, Rocky Ford, Colo.

ing from other entities for the project including the Wichita County Community Foundation, the churches of Wichita County, Loy Oldham

Memorial, Midwest Energy, Farm Bureau Financial ServicesWichita County, Wichita County Thrift Shoppe and several individuals.

Attend the Church of Your Choice

The Influence of Religion I came across an article in “Relevant” magazine and I found it fitting to what I’ve been writing about this month. Remember I wrote that as Christians, we should be inspiring. Then I followed up with stating that in order to be inspiring, you must know you’re worthy. Our worth comes from the way God loves us, not by how the world views us. This week I wanted to share the importance of being inspiring. Here is a segment from that article: According to a new Gallup survey, 77% of Americans believe religion is losing its influence in the country. That’s the highest percentage in more than 40 years. But, also according to the findings, about the same percentage of Americans believe the decline in religious influence is a bad thing for society. Frank Newport, Gallup’s editor in chief, clarified the findings, saying the numbers are not a reflection of the personal religious habits of Americans (like church attendance), but show how events and social trends create larger, shared worldviews. He said the idea of America being less influenced by religion is definitely a commonly held perception. “It may be happening, but Americans don’t like it. It is clear that a lot of Americans don’t think this is a good state of affairs.” I find it unnerving that religion’s (even though I believe that is a bad description of what we as Christians should be doing) influence is declining in America. When Jesus left his disciples, He told them to go and make their mark everywhere they went. That’s what they did. Those words are alive and active today and therefore are words for us to live by as well. Jesus called his followers “light” in a dark world. Light has no choice except to influence and stamp out darkness. Light has no choice but to inspire. We must become people who inspire. We must become people who impact the world. This poll says the world not only needs it, but wants it. Pastor Shelby Crawford Community Christian Church, Scott City

Scott City Assembly of God

1615 South Main - Scott City - 872-2200 Ed Sanderson, Senior Pastor 9:00 a.m. - Pre-Service Prayer 10:00 a.m. - Sunday Worship Service and Children’s Church Wednesday: 7:00 p.m. - Bible Study and Prayer

St. Joseph Catholic Church

Prairie View Church of the Brethren

4855 Finney-Scott Rd. - Scott City - 276-6481 Pastor Jon Tuttle Sunday School: 10:00 a.m. Morning Worship: 11:00 a.m. Men’s Fellowship • Wednesday mornings Breakfast at 6:30 a.m. Held at Precision Ag Bldg. west of Shallow Water

Holy Cross Lutheran Church

A Catholic Christian Community 1002 S. Main Street - Scott City Fr. Bernard Felix, pastor • 872-7388 Secretary • 872-3644 Masses: 1st Sunday of month - 8:30 and 11:00 a.m. Other weekends: Sat., 6:00 p.m.; Sun., 11:00 a.m. Spanish Mass - 2nd and 4th Sundays, 1:30 p.m.

1102 Court • Box 283 • Scott City 620-872-2294 • 620-872-3796 Pastor Warren Prochnow holycross-scott@sbcglobal.net Sunday School/Bible Class, 9:00 a.m. Worship every Sunday, 10:15 a.m. Wed.: Mid-Week School, 6:00-7:30 p.m.

Pence Community Church

Community Christian Church

8911 W. Road 270 10 miles north on US83; 2 miles north on K95; 9 miles west on Rd. 270 Don Williams, pastor • 874-2031 Wednesdays: supper (6:30 p.m.) • Kid’s Group and Adult Bible Study (7:00 p.m.) • Youth Group (8:00 p.m.) Sunday School: 9:30 • Morning Worship: 10:30 a.m.

12th & Jackson • Scott City • 872-3219 Shelby Crawford, pastor Sunday School, 9:30 a.m. Sunday Morning Worship, 10:45 a.m. Wednesday Night Bible Study, 7:00 p.m. Wednesday: God’s High School Cru, 7:30 p.m.

First Baptist Church

Immanuel Southern Baptist Church

803 College - Scott City - 872-2339 Kyle Evans, Senior Pastor Bob Artz, Associate Pastor

1398 S. US83 - Scott City - 872-2264 Robert Nuckolls, pastor - 872-5041

Sunday School, 9:30 a.m.

Sunday School: 9:45 a.m. • Worship: 11:00 a.m.

Sunday morning worship: 8:30 a.m. and 10:45 a.m.

Wednesday Bible Study, 7:00 p.m.

Gospel Fellowship Church

1st United Methodist Church

Morning Worship: 10:30 a.m.

5th Street and College - Scott City - 872-2401 Dennis Carter, pastor 1st Sunday: Communion and Fellowship Sunday Services at 9:00 a.m. • Sunday School, 10:30 a.m. All Other Sundays • Worship: 8:30 and 10:45 a.m. Sunday School: 9:30 a.m. MYF (youth groups) on Wednesdays Jr. High: 6:30 p.m. • Sr. High: 7:00 p.m.

First Christian Church

St. Luke’s Episcopal Church

120 S. Lovers Lane - Shallow Water Larry Taylor, pastor Sunday School: 9:30 a.m.

701 Main - Scott City - 872-2937 Scotty Wagner, pastor Sunday School, 9:30 a.m.; Worship, 10:45 a.m. Wednesday is Family Night Meal: 5:45 p.m. • Study: 6:15 p.m. Website: www.fccscottcity.org

Elizabeth/Epperson Drives • Scott City • 872-3666 Father Don Martin Holy Eucharist - 11:45 a.m. St. Luke’s - 872-5734 (recorded message) Senior Warden Bill Lewis • 872-3347 or Father Don Martin - (785) 462-3041

Scott Mennonite Church

Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints

12021 N. Eagle Rd. • Scott City Franklin Koehn: 872-2048 Charles Nightengale: 872-3056 Sunday School Worship Service: 10:00 a.m. Sunday Evening Service: 7:00 p.m.

9th and Crescent - Scott City - 872-2334 Bishop Irvin Yeager • 620-397-2732 Sacrament, 9:30 a.m. Sunday School, 10:50 a.m. Relief Society and Priesthood, 11:20 a.m. YMYW Wednesday, 8:00 p.m.


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that the Army had come to question its conflicts with the Northern Cheyenne in the late 1870s. “It is difficult, indeed, to speak briefly and dispassionately of the death of one so full of goodly promise and of all the powers of perfected and glorious manhood so suddenly struck down in a doubtful conflict ‘of the nature of a forlorn hope,’ as the lieutenant general has strongly characterized it,” Cullum said, without otherwise identifying the officer he quoted. Snyder said Lewis had been sent from Florida to New Mexico to Utah during his career to solve serious problems, and he had been dispatched from Ft. Dodge after the Cheyenne had won two battles on their way to what is today Scott County.

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The story of Battle Canyon’s May 2007 designation as a 30-acre National Historic Site goes back to October 1962, when R.B. Christy deeded it to Scott County “as a historical park accessible to the public to commemorate those who participated in the Battle at Squaws’ Den.” Assisted by Larry Hoeme, Jerry Snyder and his wife Margaret, Scott City, had submitted a detailed application in 2005 to the State Historic Preservation Office, whose approval after three visits here was seconded by the National Register of Historic Places. Joined by El Quartelejo Museum Manager Dennie Siegrist, the men have for many years spent the afternoon of each Sept. 27 at the site 16 miles north of town. They imagine the soldiers and Northern Cheyenne as they maneuvered and fired volley after volley on Sept. 27, 1878, in what is now usually referred to as the Battle of Punished Woman’s Fork. Delving into perhaps the deepest mystery, Snyder and Hoeme think they have found a photo of Lt. Col. William H. Lewis, the U.S. Army’s commanding officer and its only fatality that day, but they have no way to tell which one is Lewis among the cadre of 14 officers shown at Camp Douglas, Utah, when he was a junior officer about 30 years old. No confirmed photo of Lewis has ever been found. “Larry was born near the site, and I first became interested when I was coaching cross country in 1970 and the kids ran in those hills,” Snyder said. “We think Lewis was shot on a knoll southwest of the cave where the Cheyenne were protecting their women and children.” Hoeme said Strong Left Hand, a marksman firing a .50-caliber Sharps buffalo rifle, is believed to have been the one who shot Lewis in the leg and severed his femoral artery. Hoeme said the distance is unknown. Snyder said he and his friends “try to go out every year about 4:00 to take it all in. “You do get that feeling of what happened with the battle,” he said. “We try to see both sides, and you

can’t help but feel for the Cheyenne because they were trying to get back to their homeland after suffering as much as they did at Ft. Reno, Okla. “Between here and the Nebraska Sandhills, they knew this was the best place to defend themselves. You feel for the cavalry and Lewis, too, because they had a job they were trying to do and this was part of it.” The battle started at about 5:00 p.m. and was over by 7:00 to 7:30 p.m., says Snyder. “The Cheyenne were not going to let the Army get close to their women and children. Once Lewis was wounded, the military pulled back,” he says. Remembering Lewis in an 1891 register of West Point graduates, Maj. Gen. George Cullum indicated

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Sports

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crunch time

SCHS kicker Tim Bolle (left) and holder/quarterback Brett Meyer celebrate following the game winning field goal against Holcomb last Friday. (Record Photo)

FG on final play lifts Beavers over ‘Horns Backed up to their own four yard line with less than six minutes remaining in a tie game, Scott Community High School needed a couple of first downs in order to keep from giving Holcomb the ball w i t h g r e a t field po- Scott City 31 Holcomb 28 sition. The Beavers did better than that. Holcomb’s offense never saw the ball again the rest of the night. SCHS put together a classic drive, covering 94 yards. Tim Bolle’s 19 yard field goal on the final play of the game sealed a

31-28 come-from-behind road win for the Beavers in a Great West Activities Showdown. “The boys showed a lot of character,” says head coach Glenn O’Neil. “We were in a tough situation at the end and we found ways to keep the drive alive.” Scott City had been unable to stop the Longhorns in the second half, giving up touchdowns on their first two possessions that saw a 21-14 halftime lead turn into a 28-21 deficit. After the Beavers were able to knot the score at 28-28, the defense was able to stop the Longhorns their one and only time in the second half and force a

punt that rolled dead at the Scott City nine yard line. On the first play, Brett Meyer, who had stepped into the quarterback role because of a shoulder injury to starter Trey O’Neil, was sacked for a five yard loss. “We had a breakdown on that first play and Brett had to come out in order to get his wind,” says Coach O’Neil. “So we basically had to burn the next play by putting Trey back into the game. Paco (Banda) made a nice run on the trap that put us in a third down situation that was a little more manageable.” Banda’s seven yard run left the Beavers with a third-and-eight from

their 11. Tight end Warren Kropp made a fingertip catch of a pass from Meyer for 10 yards which was just the beginning. Senior wideout Brayden Strine followed with a 15 yard pass on third-and-10 and later turned a catch-andrun into a 16 yard gain on third-and-13. But that was just a warm-up. With a first down at their own 44 yard line, Meyer rolled out to his right on first down and launched a deep pass to Strine who was in double coverage along the sideline for a first down at the Holcomb 14 with two minutes left in the game. (See CRUNCH on page 23)

(See NICKEL on page 20)

Last week, the SCHS footWeek ball team had to figure a way to shut down one of the quickest Four athletes in Western Kansas - if not the state - when they faced Holcomb and Heath Tucker. This week, the Beavers (3-0) have the challenge of shutting down one of the most powerful runningbacks in the state when they travel to Ulysses (2-1) for another Great West Activities Conference matchup. Sophomore halfback Ian Rudzik emerged as not only one of the outstanding runningbacks in Kansas, but the nation, as a freshman when he (See POWER on page 19)

Scott City boys are 2nd at Hugoton invite

Nickel earns All-Tourney team at Liberal

There are just some days when you’re overmatched. The Liberal Invitational was one of those days for the Scott Community High School volleyball team which managed just one win in pool play and finished the day 1-4. “When you’re a sophomore playing against teams like Liberal and Wichita Southeast it can be a little intimidating and it showed,” says head coach Jordan Dreiling. The Lady Beavers (4-10) did manage to win games against Liberal (14-25, 25-22, 13-25) and Hugoton (13-25, 25-18, 17-25) but still dropped those matches to start Saturday’s tournament play. That was followed by a loss to Wichita Southeast (23-25, 20-25) before finishing pool play with a win over Meade (25-16, 27-25).

Power attack offers different challenge for SCHS defense

SCHS senior Bailey Nickel was named to the AllTournament team at the Liberal tournament. (Record Photo)

After battling illness the previous week, Edi Balderrama wasn’t sure he would be allowed to compete with the Scott Community High School cross-country team when they traveled to Hugoton last Saturday. “It was a last minute decision,” says head coach Kevin Reese. “But we wanted to see how our varsity would stack up against some other teams.” As it turned out, they stacked up pretty well. The SCHS boys (70) finished second to Hugoton (41) in the team standings and Balderrama was the first Beaver to cross the finish line. Despite battling the bug during the previous week, Balderrama turned in a career best 18:07 time over the 3.1 mile layout, shaving 35 seconds off his time on the same course a year ago. That was good enough for seventh place overall.

“Because he’d been sick the week before, I was reluctant to put him back on the varsity squad right away since he’d missed some practice time,” says Reese. “But he’d put in a hard week of practice and he’s shown me a lot of leadership. “And I wanted to see how competitive we could be with him running.” SCHS finished well ahead of third place Hooker, Okla. (91), Holcomb (121) Stanton Co. (122). “We’d tied Stanton County a week earlier, so Edi made a big difference, plus we ran better as a team,” says the head coach. Also breaking the 19-minute mark for SCHS were Heath Briggs (15th, 18:45) and Miguel Chavez (16th, 18:49). They were followed by Dylan Hutchins (26th, 19:23) and Irvin Lozano (34th, 19:30). (See SC BOYS on page 22)

Even with missed chances, Indians get first win

T h e Wi c h i t a County H i g h School Syracuse 6 t e a m Wichita Co. 25 f o u n d a way to win their first game of the season when

they rolled over Syracuse, 25-6. Now they need to find a way to finish scoring opportunities. “The boys did a lot of things well,” says Faron Kraft, who won his first game as the WCHS head

coach. “But we’re still leaving too many points off the board.” He was referring to three drives inside the Syracuse 15 that ended without points. There were also a couple of dropped passes in the end

zone. Those missed opportunities kept the final score from being as one-sided as the play on the field. The Indians (1-2) trampled the Bulldogs with 293 yards rushing - an average of 6.5 yards per

carry. Fullback Colton Northrup led the way with 141 yards - including a 60 yard scoring run - on just 17 carries (8.29 yards per carry). Quarterback Jantz Budde added 72 yards rushing and 150 yards passing.

“Jantz is pretty good about making tacklers miss in the open field and Colton will just run you over,” says Kraft. “And our line played probably its best game of the season. (See CHANCES on page 18)


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Outdoors in Kansas

by Steve Gilliland

A deer blind in the sky

As we sat to rest for a spell, Joyce muttered “Have I told you lately you’re stubborn?” (Like that’s the first time I’ve heard that one!) Our latest project has been a big, elevated deer blind on property owned and farmed by my sister and her husband. The platform is 12 feet in the air, making it over 20 feet to the rooftop. It overlooks three good deer travelways coming and going along a drainage creek to and from an 80-acre wooded pasture. We had help from one other guy to slide the post pieces into the ground, but aside from that and much to her chagrin, Joyce and I have done all the construction with occasional help from my dad, my sister and my niece. The project began early last spring in our shop at home. I found a guy a few miles away who had lots of used 2x6 lumber that had been stored for years in an old shed; $40 bought us a trailer load. In the shop we layered together 2x6s to make legs 13 feet long and about six inches square. We braced them together, top and bottom, to make two sets of legs. The goal was to have the platform portion built before it was time to plant the surrounding fields so we could still access the project with the pickup. A local farmer drilled us four holes, and with a little help, both sets of legs were slid from the trailer, stood up into the holes, leveled and concreted in. Next, with the help of a temporary scaffold built across the legs, we put on the floor, which were free redwood boards from a friends old deck. (See BLIND on page 20)

Hornets hold off Dogs with goal line stand

It wasn’t enough that Dighton High School put together a late scoring drive to take the lead against Quinter last Friday night. T h e Hornets (2-1) also needed a goal line stand in Dighton 24 the final Quinter 22 moments to protect a 24-22 road win in Northwest Kansas League action. “The hard work we’ve been putting in showed up on Friday,” says head coach Ken Simon. “The boys put together a couple of real nice scoring drives at the end of the first half and at the end of the game. When we needed to

execute in big-time situations we did.” Trailing 22-18, the Hornets gained possession of the ball with three minutes remaining and put together a 50 yard drive that ended with a two yard run by senior Isaac Alinor for his second touchdown of the night. However, there was still time left on the clock for another Bulldog comeback. After driving to the Dighton three yard line, the Hornets defense stuffed Quinter for a one yard loss on first down and sacked the quarterback for a six yard loss on the next down. Dighton continued to bring pressure with inside linebacker Matthew

Mulville blitzing up the middle and dropping the quarterback for a loss to the 15 yard line. After a fourth down pass attempt fell incomplete, Dighton was able to run out the game clock. The Hornets began to find their running game which was led by Alinor with 100 yards on 17 carries. Cruz added 53 yards, but was also dropped behind the line for about 20 yards in losses. “Our offense is improving. The line is staying on their blocks much better, which has been a point of emphasis,” says Simon. While he doesn’t like the two quarterback system, he feels the Hornets don’t have another option

in obvious passing situations. “Tyler is our better throwing quarterback. He has the stronger arm,” Simon says. “Marcus is our better running quarterback, but he’s also an asset as a wide receiver.” Lingg finished with 41 yards passing, hitting 4-of7 with one touchdown. Mulville was the defensive leader with 12 tackles (seven solo), followed by Cruz and Wyatt Habiger with nine each.

secutive three-and-outs, the Hornets were unable to take advantage. Quinter found success with their passing game, scoring on a 55 yard play in the first quarter and a 35 yard pass and catch in the second period. “We had coverage, but just didn’t make the plays,” says Simon. The head coach moved freshman Tyler Lingg into the quarterback spot for a late drive in the first half and shifted starting quarterback Marcus Cruz to wideout. “Both boys are interchangeable,” Simon says. “Marcus ran a comeback route at the goal line and Tyler threw a perfect pass.”

Teams Exchange Lead Dighton jumped out to a quick 6-0 lead when Isaac Alinor returned the game’s opening kickoff 77 yards for a score. While the defense forced Quinter into con- (See HORNETS on page 19)

Trap game ahead for undefeated KC Only three times in the history of the Chiefs’ franchise has the team started a season 4-0. They can make it a fourth time on Sunday when they host the New York Giants who, right now, appear to be the worst in New York - which is saying something when you consider the other half of that equation is the Jets. And that’s what makes Sunday’s game so dangerous. It’s one of those talked about “trap” games in which you feel pretty good about yourself coming off

Chances “We want to pound the ball at you and then throw when a team tries to defend the run,” he says. “We were able to dictate our style of play against Syracuse.” Leoti scored a touchdown in every quarter, taking a 12-0 lead in the first half following a 32 yard pass from Budde to Matt Huber and a 60 yard run by Northrup. Syracuse cut the lead in

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a big win and then have an emotional letdown against a team that you are expected to win. Everything points to a KC win. •Linebacker Justin Houston is putting up numbers we haven’t

seen since the days of Derrick Thomas. Against Philadelphia he had 4-1/2 sacks, two forced fumbles and two fumble recoveries. That’s a season for some players. With 7.5 sacks in just three games, Houston is on track to break the NFL record of 22.5 sacks set by Michael Strahan (Giants) in 2001. •The Chiefs are plus-9 in the turnover department. We have yet to commit a turnover this season and our turnover margin is four better than Seattle, which

has the next highest ratio. Credit a departure from Romeo Crennel’s bend-but-don’tbreak defensive philosophy to a much more aggressive style under new defensive coordinator Bob Sutton. As a team, the Chiefs have 15 sacks in just three games. On the other hand, Giants quarterback Eli Manning has been sacked 11 times in addition to throwing eight interceptions. That sounds like a great combination for the KC defense. (See TRAP on page 22)

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half with a second quarter touchdown. WCHS followed with a well-executed two-minute offense that ended with a pair of dropped passes in the end zone. The Indians wasted no time taking control of the game in the second half when Budde tossed a TD pass to tight end Chris Wilson covering 68 yards on the first play. “We normally use our

Hunter ed program Sept. 27-28

A two-day hunter education program will be offered at the Scott County fairgrounds on Friday and Saturday, Sept. 27-28. Classes will be held at the Wm. Carpenter 4-H Bldg. Friday’s session will be held from 6:00-9:30 p.m. and on Saturday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Cheer camp starts Oct. 7

The Little Beaver Cheer Camp will be held Monday, Tuesday and Thursday, Oct. 7, 8 and 10, from 3:304:45 p.m. in the Scott City Elementary School gym. Sponsored by the Scott Community High School cheer squad, the cost is $20. Deadline for registration is Mon., Sept. 30. The young cheerleaders will perform at halftime of the SCHS football game on Fri., Oct. 11.

tight end as a blocker, but they were ignoring him, so we sent Chris deep and he was wide open,” Kraft says. Tailback Casey Day added a 36 yard scoring run in the fourth quarter. Elkhart on Friday The Indians will face a stiff test on Friday against undefeated Elkhart (3-0) which is coming off a 4735 win over Lakin.

“They are averaging over 500 yards of offense per game and that’s pretty evenly divided between running and passing,” says Kraft. “They have a very good quarterback and they’re an experienced team.” With a team that can move the ball as well as Elkhart, Kraft says the key is to keep them off the field. “We want to run the

ball and control the clock. We’ll need a three yards and cloud of dust philosophy. If we can do that, hopefully we can frustrate them offensively. The head coach is also looking for the return of four players to the lineup after playing last week with just 16 boys. “A couple of those boys will really help us with our depth at a couple of positions,” adds Kraft.


George A true sign leads SC of character girls at on Scott City’s Hugoton winning drive Taylor George claimed a sixth place finish at the Hugoton cross-country invitational on Saturday with teammate Jade Wren close on her heels. And that’s just what Scott Community High School head coach Kevin Reese is hoping to see from his top two girls. “Jade’s still trying to figure out how good she can be, so I need her to go out and stay with Taylor,” said Reese about the freshman. “I think she would be surprised at how well she can run.” George, a senior, finished the 2.5 mile course in 17:31 while Wren was clocked in 17:52. Rounding out the SCHS squad were Aubrey Davis (25th, 18:35), Megan Thornburg (31st, 18:47) and Macy Davis (50th, 20:06). Davis sliced 56 seconds off her time on the same course a year ago while establishing a career best. “Aubrey become a solid number three runner and she’s still improving,” says Reese. “The big question is whether Megan can regain her form after her bout with pneumonia.” Scott City (89) finished third out of eight teams behind Hugoton (50) and Stanton Co. (58), but ahead of Holcomb (102).

7th graders fall to Oakley A 70 yard kickoff return by Wyatt Hayes was the only scoring for the Scott City Middle School seventh grade football team in a 14-6 loss to Oakley. Scott City was dominated on the line by the combined seventh/eighth grade squad from Oakley. “They controlled the line offensively and defensively for most of the game,” says coach Larry Fox. “Defensively, our boys played pretty well. They were just overpowered.” Oakley owned an 8-0 halftime lead following a nine yard TD run early in the second period. Hayes’ kickoff return to start the second half cut the lead to 8-6. The Plainsmen extended the lead to 14-6 on their next possession. Jack Thomas led the Bluejays with 88 yards rushing on just 10 attempts while Hayes added 74 yards. Hayes was the defensive leader with 13 tackles while Chaseton Cupp had six tackles.

When a team puts together a 91 yard scoring drive that sets up the winning field goal on the final play of the game, that says something about their character. Great coaching, individual effort and an expectation of winning . . . call it tradition . . . all play a role in a fourth quarter comeback like the Beavers were successful in executing last Friday. You can also add individual responsibility to that list. You may recall that the first play on that drive didn’t go quite as planned. A Holcomb defender swept past SCHS right tackle Cole Birney and sacked quarterback Brett Meyer for a loss to the four yard line. Birney was making no excuses. “He was quicker than me,” says the senior right tackle. “I didn’t step out quick enough.” It might have been easy to hang his head or to blame the lighting . . . or something. Not Birney. When he returned to the huddle he looked at his quarterback and said, “That’s my fault. It won’t happen again.” What followed was a 13-play drive that took the Beavers all the way to the Holcomb two yard line - 94 yards that chewed the final six minutes off the clock. And all the Longhorns could do was watch in frustration. There’s no doubt that Meyer showed a lot of poise under pressure, his receivers made some great catches and the line did a nice job of providing protection in obvious passing situations. But it began with a lineman who accepted responsibility. Not just any lineman, but a senior who others look up to and follow. For an offensive line that has struggled through the first three games, that could become a pivotal moment in the

Power rolled up 1,187 yards on 165 carries (7.2 yards per carry). However, he didn’t play against the Beavers a year ago. He finished ninth in the nation and was No. 1 among freshman runningbacks in Kansas. Rudzik is picking up where he left off a year ago with 412 yards rushing through the first three games. He had a season high 173 yards rushing against Great Bend and 119 yards on just 12 carries in an easy win over Colby last week. In terms of offense, what the Tigers do is very familiar to the SCHS defense. “They run the same offense

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season. “The first part of the game we didn’t play real well,” says Birney. “On the last drive we came together. We figured out what we needed to do and we got it done. “We knew the game was on the line. We wanted to beat Holcomb and we knew if it was going to happen it would have to be on that drive.” With the exception of senior center Keigun Wells, this is a new offensive line still trying to mesh together. Heading into this week’s game against Ulysses, they’ve only been playing together as a unit for about two weeks because of injuries and other factors. “We’re learning to communicate, which is important on the line. You need to know what the guy next to you is going to do and you need to talk to him. We’re seeing more of that now,” Birney says. “During the last couple of weeks, Cooper (Griffith) has played right guard. I’m starting to know where he’s going to go.” When it comes to communication, no one spoke with a bigger voice than Birney at the most critical time in Friday’s game. Leaders don’t just lead; they accept responsibility. No excuses. Birney showed what leadership is about. Still Respecting the Run While the Beavers have been trying to establish their running game behind a new offensive line, opponents aren’t cut-

ting them any slack. Despite passing for an uncharacteristic 672 yards through the first three games, opposing defenses still respect the run. “They haven’t shown any signs of changing their thinking and focusing on the pass,” says O’Neil. “Our reputation is that of being a running team and defenses haven’t made adjustments to our passing game. They are taking away the run first.” O’Neil feels the offensive line is taking steps in the right direction. “In the second half, we ran the ball pretty well until we lost the fumble,” he says, referring to their opening drive. “It would have been interesting to see what happened if we could have kept that drive alive and put Holcomb into a 2814 hole. Perfect on PATs PAT kicks may seem rather routine until you have one of the quickest players in the league coming off the edge in an attempt to block a kick. Senior Chris Pounds had the responsibility for blocking Holcomb’s Heath Tucker on the four PAT kicks. “Chris deserves a lot of credit,” says head coach Glenn O’Neil. “On the first four PATs his sole job was to block Tucker.” His success didn’t go unnoticed. On the game winning field goal, Tucker switched to the other side of the line in hopes of getting his hands on the ball. That didn’t work either.

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as we do,” says head coach Glenn O’Neil. The difference is that the Tigers come at you with size. When he’s not taking the ball to the outside on sweeps, Rudzik (6-2. 225) is a lead blocker for fullback Zach Romero (195 lbs.). “When you have a 225-pound athlete and a 195-pound athlete coming through the line that’s a lot to stop,” says O’Neil. “Our linebackers have to be ready to make stops. It’s going to be a very physical game.” While Rudzik is also effective on sweeps, he’s not looking to run wide. He follows the

backside guard and is looking for an opportunity to turn the play back inside. “Once Rudzik gets his shoulders going north and south he’s pretty tough to tackle, especially with smaller defensive backs,” says the head coach. “We need to keep him from getting square with the field and having that advantage.” The Ulysses offensive line ranges from 190 to 230 pounds, including senior guard Chase Rudzik (5-11, 220) “who looks like he could squat a house,” says O’Neil. The line doesn’t drive defenders back so much as it shields off defenders so that

Rudzik can use his quickness to pop through a hole or get to the edge. While the Tigers have established themselves as a power running team, the Beavers are still in search of a ground attack. They enter the game averaging just 150 yards per game - just 3.49 yards per carry. On the other hand, SCHS quarterbacks Trey O’Neil and Brett Meyer have combined for 672 yards passing while completing 37 of 64 attempts. O’Neil status for the Ulysses game is day-to-day following a shoulder injury against Holcomb last week.


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League Standings Team

Pigskin Payoff

Great West Activities Conference Boy’s Division

Scott City

Goodland

Ulysses

Hugoton

Holcomb

Colby

Team

League W L 2

1

2

1

0

0

0

Overall W L 3

0

3

0

2

1

2

2

1

3

0

0

0

PF

99

119

Sharon Springs 2

0

Dighton

2

Hoxie Quinter

53

52

1

166

102

2

56

71

1

3

96

44

Northwest Kansas League 8-Man Division League W L

PA

Overall W L

67

158

PF

PA

Strk 3W

3W

2W

2W

2L

3L

Strk

3

0

140

28

3W

1

2

1

62

73

2W

1

1

2

1

138

48

1W

0

1

1

2

72

86

2L

Tribune

0

2

1

2

72

116

1W

Atwood

0

0

3

0

163

22

3W

WaKeeney

0

0

1

2

82

128

1L

Team St. Francis

Northwest Kansas League 11-Man Division League W L

Overall W L

PF

PA

Strk

2

1

74

28

2W

Leoti

1

2

60

90

1W

Oberlin

1

2

27

90

2L

Nickel

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They added a final match against league rival Ulysses at the end of the day, losing 19-25, 16-25. One of the bright spots on the day was senior Bailey Nickel being named to the seven-player AllTournament team which she had previously made as a sophomore. “That’s pretty impressive considering we didn’t get out of pool play,” says Dreiling. The outside hitter finished the day with 37 kills (nine each against Liberal, Hugoton and Ulysses) along with 10 solo blocks. Drop 2 in Quad The Lady Beavers traveled to Colby for a quad last Thursday, losing to Hoxie (17-25, 20-25) and Colby (17-25, 18-25), but coming out with a win over Oakley (25-13, 2512).

Dreiling is still juggling her lineup and liked what she saw from a couple of girls who were put into new positions. Freshman Taylor Goodman played varsity setter for the first time and performed well. In addition, sophomore Nicole Latta was moved to libero. “Against Hoxie we didn’t play with a libero. A couple of our sophomores aren’t ready for defense and serve receive,” says Dreiling. “After that we moved Nicole to libero and she was impressive. She’s a hustler.” Goodman’s performance was strong enough that she’ll continue playing setter which allows the varsity to transition back to a 6-2 offense. That will also allow them to move senior Kelly Wycoff from setter to outside hitter where she can be more effective on offense.

Lippelmann wins Payoff Marilyn Lippelmann, Scott City, survived a week filled with surprises to win the Pigskin Payoff with just 12 correct picks. Claiming second place in this week’s contest is Jon Lippelmann while Ryan Roberts was third. Both had 11 correct picks, with Lippelmann winning the tie-breaker. Surviving the week with 10 correct picks were: Adam Kadavy, Danny Morris, Larry White, Gary Tucker, Matt Fox, Tim McGonagle, Mark Johnson, Anissa Wilkinson and Mandy Kropp.

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The score came with just :02 remaining in the half and cut the lead to 14-12. Dighton regained an 18-14 lead on the opening series of the second half when Alinor bounced to the outside for a 38 yard TD run. “We made a couple of adjustments with our blocking schemes and once Isaac got to the outside he showed some speed,” Simon says. Quinter again turned to their passing game and completed a long strike to the five yard line and reached the end zone one play later with another pass.

Week 3 TieBreak Marilyn Lippelmann Jon LIppelmann 49 Ryan Roberts 48 Matt Fox Mark Johnson Adam Kadavy Mandy Kropp Tim McGonagle Danny Morris Gary Tucker Larry White Anissa Wilkinson

Correct 12 11 11 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10

SCHS Football Scott City 31 - Holcomb 28 Scott City 7 14 0 10 - 31 Holcomb 7 7 14 0 - 28 Hol SC First Downs 20 12 Yards Rushing 45-113 32-249 Yards Passing 260 52 Total Offense 373 301 Passing 16-22-0 4-8-1 Fumbles/Lost 1/1 1/0 Punts 1-41 2-46 Penalty Yds. 4-45 5-52 How they scored: First Quarter Hol: Heath Tucker, 64 yds. (kick good). 10:25 SC: Paco Banda, 1 yd. (Tim Bolle kick). 7:09 Second Quarter Hol: Tucker, 2 yds. (kick good). 7:50 SC: Chantz Yager, 5 yds. (Bolle kick). 4:16 SC: Trey O’Neil, 2 yds. (Bolle kick). 0:00 Third Quarter Hol: Tucker, 64 yds. (kick good). 6:05 Hol: Tucker to Corey Roth, 8 yds. (kick good). 1:49 Fourth Quarter SC: Martin Gough, 2 yds. (Bolle kick). 9:46 SC: Bolle, 19 yd. field goal. 0:00 Individual Totals Rushing: Brayden Strine 11-34, Paco Banda 13-28, Trey O’Neil 7-20, Martin Gough 6-14, Chantz Yager 3-12, Wyatt Kropp 4-10, Brett Meyer 1/-5 Passing: B. Meyer 11-15-0, 179 yds.; Trey O’Neil 5-7-0, 81 yds. Receiving: B. Strine 6-122, Sloan Baker 2-44, Chris Pounds 4-40, Banda 1-18, Wyatt Kropp 1-13, Yager 1-12, Warren Kropp 1-11 Defense S A TFL FR Warren Kropp 2 7 Paco Banda 2 5 1 Chantz Yager 1 7 1 Cooper Griffith 1 7 Chris Pounds 0 9 Sloan Baker 3 0 Trey O’Neil 3 0 Interceptions: Strine 1

County Plat Maps Scott

Logan

Ness

Wichita

Gove

Wallace

Lane

Greeley

Finney Kearney

406 Main • Scott City 620 872-2090

8th grade Lady ‘Jays defeat DC, Oakley

The Scott City Middle School eighth grade volleyball team salvaged one win in a quadrangular on the home floor Sept. 19. The Lady Bluejays defeated Oakley in three games (21-13, 12-21, 15-12). Makaela Stevens (16-of-16) and Katie McGonagle (8-of-10) led SCMS at the service line. Gracy Chambless had a big night at the net with a team high seven kills, followed by Jalynn Habiger with six. Habiger was a perfect 16-of-16 setting while Chambless was 14-of-14. Scott City was defeated by Ulysses (8-21, 5-21) and Colby (15-21, 17-21). Habiger had four digs and three kills against Colby. Bailey Latta and McGonagle each added four digs. Defeat Dodge City In a triangular on the home floor Sept. 12, the eighth graders defeated Dodge City Comanche (23-21, 21-8) and lost to Holcomb (15-21, 18-21). Habiger (12-of-13) and Latta (9-of-10) led the team at the service line. Habiger was the defensive leader with five kills to go along with a team high three kills. She was also a perfect 11-of-11 setting with four assists while Chambless was 7-of-7 setting with three assists. In the Holcomb match, McGonagle had five digs.


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Scott City Cats need JV holds off answers late rally by to salvage Longhorns season Kansas State’s football team has to win five of their remaining eight Big 12 games to earn a bowl game. It won’t be easy. Wildcat by fans have beMac come so ac- Stevenson customed to extraordinary success during the Bill Snyder era that going to bowl games has become ho-hum. Three of the teams remaining on the schedule are Oklahoma, Oklahoma State and Baylor. They are clearly the class of the Big 12 this time around and appear to be out of reach for K-State. If that proves to be true, the Wildcats would have to win all five of their other Big 12 games to make it to another bowl game. So far the biggest disappointment in K-State’s season is the lack of what was expected to be a dominating offense. Coach Snyder evidently has no confidence in quarterback Daniel Sams’ ability to pass, because he almost never calls a pass play while Sams is in the game. Sams is a dynamic runner but his passing ability is unknown. And passing quarterback Jake Waters is no more than a mediocre runner, so that puts a crimp in K-State’s offense. Considering the schedule ahead, the loss to Texas was costly indeed. Snyder is well aware of the problems and said, “Execution was not good. We got penalized when we shouldn’t. You can’t beat good football teams turning the ball over and getting penalized. It’s not more complex than that.” Next up for the Wildcats is Oklahoma State in Stillwater (Oct. 5), following their bye week. That gives Snyder two weeks to shore up the obvious weaknesses that have shown up in the early going. The talent level is down from last season, particularly on defense. But look for big improvement with K-State’s offense because it has the ability to be much better than it’s shown so far. Daniel Sams is the answer. If Sams can pass effectively, his running could (See ANSWERS on page 24)

For 3-1/2 quarters the Scott Community High School junior varsity dominated Holcomb during Monday’s football game on the home field. At the end, it took a defensive stop at the 13 yard line to avoid the possibility of overtime in a 14-6 SCHS win. The Beavers tried to gift wrap a win for the Longhorns with four turnovers - two fumbles and two interceptions - along with a missed scoring opportunity after driving to the Holcomb two yard line. Even with those miscues, Scott City was still in control for most of the game. After forcing a punt following a three-and-out on Holcomb’s first possession, the Beavers had possession at their own 40 yard line. On the first play fullback Wyatt Kropp found a huge hole on the right side of the line and then bounced to the outside for a 60 yard scoring run. Kropp also added the PAT for an 8-0 lead. The SCHS offense was unable to get a first down on their next two possessions, but caught a break when linebacker Abe Wiebe recovered a fumble at the Scott City 41 early in the second quarter. Except for a seven yard pass to James Jurgens, SCHS kept the ball on the ground by distributing it between Kropp, Chantz Yager and Marshal Hutchins. Eleven plays later, following a seven yard run

Blind That completed my target goal before planting, but we were far enough ahead of schedule that I decided to tackle a stairway, too. The long, heavy stairs were built from 2x8s which I bought new. After several coats of paint and some old, square posts which had been stored above our old building forever, the stairs were assembled in the shop and it was time to tackle their installation. Dad worked from atop the platform with a rope and I pushed and lifted from the ground. Slowly, but surely, the stairs were hoisted and clamped into place. That afternoon, Joyce and I erected two posts, one extra-long made by splicing two together, and the completed stairs were added to the project. Fast forward to the middle of August. On Craig’s list we had found a guy who owned a small construction company and had

SCHS sophomore linebacker Abe Wiebe sacks Holcomb quarterback Calen Rupp during Monday’s junior varsity action on the home field. (Record Photo)

by Kropp, the Beavers had a first down at the three yard line, but didn’t score. A penalty and lost yardage on three other plays gave Holcomb possession at their 14. Scott City drove to the 18 late in the half, but saw that opportunity end with an interception. An interception by Jurgens on Holcomb’s first series of the second half, along with a Longhorn penalty, gave SCHS

excellent field position at the Holcomb 15. On the first play, Hutchins went over right tackle to finish off the short drive for a 14-0 lead. Holcomb didn’t get on the scoreboard until 5:56 remaining in the game when they finished off a short 52 yard drive with a 10 yard scoring pass. The Beavers were unable to sustain a drive on their next possession and, facing a stiff wind,

gambled on fourth-and-long and came up short, giving Holcomb the ball at their own 48 with 2:12 remaining. Completing four of their next five pass attempts, the Longhorns were able to drive to the Scott City 13, but their hopes of forcing overtime ended with three incomplete passes. The Beavers were able to regain possession and take a knee for the final two plays.

brother-in-law had no problem with us driving along there so we could start the erection of the building before fall harvest. We built a make-shift platform of long 2x4s stretching at an angle from the upper platform of the blind to the ground. My sister and I stood on the platform and pulled each wall up the angled platform with ropes, while my dad and niece pushed from the bottom. Once each wall was spun around and set in place, Joyce fastened them down and to each other and the walls were all erected in a couple hours. Saturday morning Joyce and I added the roof in sections and a hand railing which was once pieces of a little metal enclosure on the neighbor’s deck. We still have tin to put on the roof, the door to install and some oddsand-ends to finish, but the new deer blind is as good as done and ready to hunt from.

We’ve accomplished building this nifty, elevated deer blind for $200-$300, merely a fraction of the cost of a factory built one. It may seem a bit over-theedge for just a deer blind, but this is going to be much more than just a deer stand. For me, it will be like the tree house I’ve always wanted but never had. For my sister and my nieces, it will be a place of solitude where they can take pictures or just be alone. For Joyce and I together it will be a place where we can hopefully harvest our deer each year, and a place to take our grandson to see nature and, hopefully, to harvest his first deer someday. Thank God for the blessings of family, friends, His Creation and recycled resources. I think God likes deer blinds! Continue to Explore Kansas Outdoors!

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some long barricades specially made for a particular job out of 4x6 foot pieces of oriented strand board (OSB) and long 2x4s, so for $60 we had all the siding and most of the studs we needed for the building portion of the blind. OSB is not normally considered great outdoor material, but with the help of the “paint guy” at Lowes, we found and purchased sealer and paint to make it work. In the shop over the next couple of weeks we built and fitted together all four sides. Three sides have $2 aluminum storm windows from the local Re-Use It Center in them and the door is a nearly new, insulated storm door purchased from the same Re-Use It Center for $13. The field surrounding the blind is planted to milo this year, and the last couple rows along the edge of the field are stunted and without grain heads, so my

Steve can be contacted by email at stevegilliland@idkcom.net


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Jays control ball, clock in 14-0 win over Hays They may not have a big playbook, but the Scott City Middle School eighth graders know what they can do well and that was good enough for them to come away with a 14-0 win against Hays Middle School on the home field last Thursday. “We ran a lot of traps and kept things pretty basic. They weren’t stopping us as much as we were stopping ourselves, so we stayed with what was working,” says head coach Skip Numrich. In fact, the game was much more one-sided than the final score would indicate. “We missed out on a

couple of scoring opportunities,” says Numrich. “And our defense didn’t give them any serious scoring chances. (Hays) didn’t spend much time on our side of the field.” After the offense was stopped on a drive deep into Hays territory, the Bluejays (1-1) came up with a big defensive play to get on the scoreboard. With the Falcon quarterback rolling out for a pass, cornerback James Jurgens came from the far side of the field and made an interception that he returned for 36 yards and a 6-0 lead. SCMS had another play to the Falcon six yard

Roster adjustments paying off for DHS; claim 2nd in tourney When Leslie Speer started the season as a setter for the Dighton High School volleyball squad, that undoubtedly turned a few heads. After all, who puts their tallest player at setter? “Leslie has great hands and she’s a very good setter, but we felt we didn’t have a choice,” says head coach Whitney Linenberger. “Our only other option at setter was a freshman and we weren’t ready to toss her into the fire at that time.” That freshman was Sarah Cramer who has since made the adjustment to varsity competition and that’s allowed the 5-foot-10 Speer to step into a more natural role as a middle hitter and blocker. That also helped the Lady Hornets (12-7) to claim a second place finish in their own invitational last weekend. “It’s given us a lot more flexibility bringing Sarah up to varsity. She and Kiara (Budd) are doing a great job as setters, plus Leslie is always available as a setter if the situation calls for it,” says Linenberger. First Round Loss Last Saturday’s tournament play didn’t start out well for Dighton which started out with three seniors missing because they were scheduled to take ACT tests. The Lady Hornets dropped their opening round to Quinter (21-25, 25-13, 22-25), which meant they had to win their next two rounds just to advance out of pool play. The missing seniors were back in the lineup for their next two matches as Dighton bounced back to get wins over Weskan (25-23, 25-22) and Holcomb (25-17, 19-25, 25-23). “We knew we had to beat Holcomb to get out of our pool. Plus, they’re a very good (Class) 3A program and beating them is big for our girls and our program,” says Linenberger. “Diamond (Brown) had a really nice match against them with a number of key blocks. She reads the offense real well.” The Lady Hornets defeated Ness City in the semifinals (25-16, 25-13) before losing to state-ranked Hoxie in the finals (15-25, 19-25). “We played well, but we could have done better. Part of it’s a mental thing. We’re getting to the place where we know we can beat them. We just have to do it,” says Linenberger. “We’re looking forward to seeing them again.” Along with getting players settled into their roles, the head coach says their passing has also improved significantly since the start of the season. “That’s something we’d been focusing on and we could see a big difference in the tournament. And we’re moving better,” adds Linenberger. Dighton followed up their tournament win by sweeping a quadrangular at Deerfield on Tuesday. They defeated Rolla (25-9, 25-6), Moscow (25-5, 25-14) and Deerfield (25-11, 25-17). Next action for the Lady Hornets will be Tuesday when they travel to Quinter for a quad that includes Hoxie and WaKeeney.

line called back because of a penalty and they later fumbled deep in Hays territory. “Even though we were only ahead by a touchdown at halftime, we felt it could have been more,” says Numrich. Bluejay quarterback Reid Brunswig did complete a middle screen to tight end Zach Carson for a 45 yard touchdown on their first possession of the second half that opened up a 14-0 advantage. After that, Scott City was able to run the ball and take time off the clock in the second half behind fullback Nick Nowak. “Nick runs hard and

Trap The 10-day break between games should help the Chiefs to get healthy. Tight ends Anthony Fasano and Travis Kelce should play this week after we were forced to move Sean McGrath into the No. 1 spot against Philadelphia. The return of Fasano should take some of the double coverage away from Dwayne Bowe. With Bowe getting so much attention, wideout Donnie Avery was able to have a huge game against Philadelphia in which he was credited with 120 yards after the catch. The biggest knock on Avery when he played at In-

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Overall, the team’s average time was 18:54 - 24 seconds slower than last year. With the loss of two seniors who were the No. 1 and No. 2 runners, that’s not a big surprise. “But it shows where we need to be,” says Reese. “I’d like to see Heath and Miguel in the low 18s or better. We need a couple of boys to step up if we’re serious about doing something at regional and state.” The Beavers will compete in the Rim Rock Classic at Lawrence on Saturday. If Scott City remains in Class 3A, they will be competing on this same course at state. “Running on that course and seeing competition from the eastern part of the state should give us a good indication of where we are as a team,” says Reese. “I think it’s going to open up some eyes on this team. I don’t think we’re near as good as we think we are. We’ll find out this weekend.”

he’s always leaning forward, so he gets that extra yard or two,” says the head coach. Scott City controlled the ball for nearly all of the final six minutes. Numrich also gave credit to the offensive line for their ability to create running lanes. In the first half, left guard Nic Cheney was pulling to the right and was the lead blocker on trap plays. When Hays began to key on that, the Bluejays switched to the other side with right guard Baron Strine leading the way. “When you can hear pads popping because our guards are hitting so hard

that says a lot for their effort,” Numrich says. SCMS was just as solid on defense, particularly on the line where they were able to stop the Hays running attack. “We moved Adrian Reulas to middle linebacker for the first time and he played like he’d been there all year. He made some great stops and he even batted down a couple of passes,” Numrich says. “Baron also played defensive end for the first time and had a really nice game.” The head coach also felt the rare opportunity to play ahead of the seventh grade game also helped.

“We knew how long we could do our warmup routine because we knew when the game would start. Add in the music before the game and the fight song and it was a great atmosphere,” he says. “The boys may have wondered if they could beat Hays before the game started, but when they took to the field they were pretty pumped up.” The Bluejays are in a tough stretch when they play three games in seven days. They have Thursday games at Liberal West and Colby (Oct. 3) sandwiched around a home game with Burlington (Colo.) on Monday.

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dianapolis was hanging onto the ball. So far, that doesn’t seem to be an issue. If we can avoid falling into a trap, we should be 4-0 for the first time since 2003 when we started the season 9-0.

Because of internal fighting by those in charge, the tradition fell by the wayside several years ago. A lot of people have been asking whatever became of the war dance so we’re reviving it. Because we have the early game, the teepee dance will be held from A Tailgating Tradition 9:00-11:00 a.m. and we’ll The KC Superfans are even have “The Chrome bringing back a tailgating Biker Chix” performing. tradition this week against The Chiefs’ Nation has the Giants. come alive. For years, there was a teepee that we would A Football Life gather around for a war Some of you may have dance. It would draw seen the ESPN documenmaybe 5,000 or so fans for tary on Sept. 24, “Derrick Thomas: A Football Life.” both teams.

Prior to the show appearing on ESPN, I was asked by Derrick’s oldest son, Derrion, to join them for a pre-streaming. It was part of a fundraiser for the Third and Long Foundation that was established by Thomas while he was still playing for the Chiefs. I’m proud to say that Derrick and his Foundation are continuing to reach out to young people and helping to make a difference in the Kansas City area. The X Factor (Ty Rowton) is a former Scott City resident who has been inducted into the NFL Hall of Fame as a Chiefs Superfan


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Crunch “That pass was kind of scary. I don’t know what I was thinking,” says Meyer, who finished the night 11-of-15 for 179 yards, “but I really trusted Brayden on that play.” Strine was just as surprised to see the pass coming in his direction considering the tight coverage. “I figured there was no way he was throwing to me and then I looked up and the ball’s coming. I figured I’d better catch it,” said Strine, who had the biggest night of his career with 122 yards on six receptions. “I bobbled it at first, but I was able to come down with the ball.” Two plays later, the Longhorns were called for pass interference at the two yard line, putting the ball at the seven. Two running plays put the ball at the PAT hash mark and Coach O’Neil allowed the clock to run down to :03 before calling a timeout for a chip shot field goal by foreign exchange student Tim Bolle who had already booted four extra point attempts. There was never any doubt about the field goal which split the uprights and set off a celebration by Bolle and his teammates. Even though this was only the second football game in which he has played, Bolle understood the situation. “I was kind of nervous, but the feeling is awesome,” said Bolle with a huge grin afterwards. “I loved it.” Trailed Most of Game The Beavers spent most of the night coming from behind and trying to chase down Holcomb quarterback Heath Tucker who scorched the SCHS defense with touchdown runs of 64, two and 64 yards. “I don’t know how many more kids we’re going to see with Tucker’s speed. Hopefully, no one,” says defensive coordinator Jim Turner. “We

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made plenty of mistakes, but there are times when he’s just making us miss.” Twice the Beavers were able to overcome touchdown deficits in the first half. After Tucker had scored on a 64 yard run on the game’s third play, the Beavers answered with a 65 yard drive that included a 34 yard completion from O’Neil to Sloan Baker. Senior fullback Paco Banda finished off the drive with a one yard run that tied the game at 7-7. After both teams exchanged possessions, Holcomb put together their only sustained drive of the night covering 89 yards. On third-and-four, the drive was kept alive by a questionable pass interference call when a SCHS defender and receiver got their feet tangled up near midfield. Scott City followed with an excellent kickoff return that set them up with a short field at the Holcomb 49 yard line. Except for a 12 yard pass to start the drive, the Beavers kept the ball on the ground for eight consecutive plays, finished off by a five yard counter trap by Chantz Yager. Drive Before Halftime Moments later, the Beavers regained possession of the ball at their own 35 following an interception by Strine. Facing third-and-four at their own 41, O’Neil completed a middle screen to Banda who briefly juggled the ball before gaining control for an 18 yard gain. Two plays later it appeared that a scrambling O’Neil had completed a 16 yard scoring pass in the right side of the end zone, only to have the play called back by a penalty. The series did prove costly for Scott City when O’Neil’s shoulder was injured when he was tackled. That forced Meyer into the game on third-and-

Scott City wide receiver Chris Pounds is met by Holcomb’s Heath Tucker following a pass completion good for 12 yards during Friday’s action. (Record Photo)

long from the Holcomb 33 with the clock winding down. “When coach called my name to come into the game I had so much confidence in myself and my receivers. I knew it would work out,” says Meyer. That confidence was evident on the biggest offensive series of the night. On his first pass attempt, Meyer threw deep to Strine who was streaking down the left sideline. It appeared the pass would fall beyond everyone’s reach, but Strine was able to make a diving catch that was ruled down at the two yard line. “I thought there was no way I could get to it,” says Strine. “And when I was able to get my hands on the ball it was crazy.” The Beavers quickly spiked the ball, giving them enough time for one more play. “We thought about a field goal, but not for very long,” says Coach O’Neil. “The ball would have been on the left hash (mark), so it would have

been a tough angle. We really wanted the touchdown.” T. O’Neil was put back into the game and was able to squeeze into the end zone behind the right guard for a 21-14 lead as the half ended. Holcomb Regains Lead The Beavers had an opportunity to extend their lead on the opening drive of the second half when they mixed their passing and running attacks that moved the ball 46 yards to the Holcomb 17. A fumbled pitch gave the Longhorns possession at their 27 and three plays later Tucker broke loose on a 66 yard TD run. Tucker added an eight yard scoring pass later in the third period that put Holcomb on top, 28-21. After giving up backto-back scores, the Beavers didn’t lose their poise. “We knew how important it was to stay positive. We were in the same situation last year at Beloit,”

says senior center Keigun Wells. “We told everyone to keep their heads up and we’d find a way to win.” SCHS climbed back into the game on their next possession when they covered 65 yards in 11 plays that ended with a two yard scoring run by senior tailback Martin Gough. Scott City finished with 260 yards passing to seven receivers. Following Strine’s monster night were Baker (2-for-44) and senior wideout Chris Pounds (4-for-40). “We spread the ball around. We took what they were giving us, which is the key to any short passing game,” says Coach O’Neil. The ground game showed some signs of life with 113 yards on 45 attempts - an average of 4.51 yards per carry. “Their (linebackers) were crashing and we were trying our hardest to pick them up every time,” says Wells. “We’re learning where each other is going and we’re coming together as a line.”

O’Neil agreed that the offensive line took steps in the right direction. “It’s hard to evaluate a game like that because it wasn’t smash-mouth,” O’Neil says. “Our pass protection was pretty good. Our run blocking needs to get better.” The Beavers had hopes of getting to the edge more, but found little success to the outside with Holcomb’s speed. Defensively, they had no answer for Tucker who finished with 213 yards on just 23 carries. “He’s basically a Division I athlete and that’s the difference between a DI athlete and good high school players,” says Coach O’Neil. The best defense against Tucker was to control the ball and the Beavers were successful in doing that in the second half when they held a 15:36 to 8:24 advantage in time of possession. They controlled the ball for 10:25 on their final two drives of the game.


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9 advance in PP&K competition

Carson Taylor, Scott City, watches his kick during the Punt, Pass and Kick competition held on Saturday afternoon. (Record Photo)

Nine Scott City youth were local winners in Punt, Pass and Kick competition which earned them a spot at the sectional level. The top distance turned in during the day was from Tre Stewart in the 13-14-year-old division with a total of 323 ft. 6 inches. Jackson Lewis (12-13 years) had the second best mark of 221 ft. 5 inches. Winners in each age division for the boys were: Houston Frank (6-7 years), Jaden Lewis (8-9 years) and Easton Lorg (10-11 years). Winners among the girls were: Kendall Gentry (6-7 years), Hannah Tucker (8-9 years), Victoria Ford (10-11 years) and Molly Eikenberry (12-13 years). Sectional competition will be held on Sun., October 27, 4:00 p.m., at the SCHS football field.

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carry the offense just like Collin Klein did last season. The next two weeks of practice will tell the tale. Hawks Escape Kansas (2-1) used a whole season’s worth of luck in their 13-10 win over Louisiana Tech. Regardless, all that’s going to be remembered is that KU won. If the Jayhawks had lost, their season would have likely collapsed. Now Coach Weis has two weeks to iron out the wrinkles and get ready for Homecoming and the Big 12 opener against Texas Tech (Oct. 5). “I’m kind of counting on us being able to look back at this game and saying, ‘That was the game where they turned the corner.’ We’ve been waiting for one of those times, and I’m hoping that maybe today was the day,” said Weis. KU’s win left the Jayhawks with a very real chance to qualify for a bowl game. They will have to win four of their nine conference games to accomplish that goal. It could happen because the conference isn’t as formidable as normal. Texas Tech is one of the Big 12 games that Kansas has a chance to win. To do so, the Jayhawks will have to show substantial improvement with their two weeks of practice. KU’s off week couldn’t have come at a better time. Where Credit is Due President Clark Hunt is entitled to take a bow while basking in the glow of the Kansas City Chiefs’ 3-0 start. Many of Hunt’s decisions have been the cause of past failures, but he sure got it right this time. When Hunt hired Andy Reid as head coach and John Dorsey as general manager, it transformed KC’s franchise almost overnight.

Scott City Punt, Pass and Kick Results

Boy’s Division

Houston Frank Griffin Edwards Jacob Franco Carson Taylor

6-7-Years-Old Punt Pass 26.10 37.8 38.8 34.2 18.3 27.2 15.4 19.0

Kick 47.2 33.1 38.8 38.7

Total 111.8 105.11 84.1 72.11

Jaden Lewis Ronnie Weathers Jace Thomas Brady Welker

8-9-Years-Old Punt Pass 47.11 68.11 23.3 60.5 23.6 60.0 37.9 53.11

Kick 65.1 37.0 22.3 13.2

Total 181.11 120.8 105.9 104.1

Easton Lorg Nash Nowak Kevin Herman Andrew Fry

10-11-Years-Old Punt Pass 62.1 70.1 28.1 58.3 53.5 69.6 41.7 43.0

Kick 67.6 71.4 30.1 35.11

Total 199.8 157.8 153.0 120.6

Jackson Lewis Shea Morris Brady Herman

12-13-Years-Old Punt Pass 69.9 68.1 47.10 85.3 50.5 72.8

Kick 83.7 86.6 80.8

Total 221.5 219.7 203.9

Tre Stewart

14-15-Years-Old Punt Pass 114.11 119.2

Kick 89.5

Total 323.6

Kendall Gentry Bailey Welker Kaleigh Fuller

6-7-Years-Old Punt Pass 10.3 18.6 9.3 10.0 0 11.6

Kick 23.6 3.8 1.4

Total 52.3 22.11 12.1

Hannah Tucker Natalie Herman

8-9-Years-Old Punt Pass 21.1 29.7 15.10 28.2

Kick 51.1 13.8

Total 101.9 57.8

Victoria Frank

10-11-Years-Old Punt Pass 0.0 55.0

Kick 51.10

Total 106.10

Molly Eikenberry

12-13-Years-Old Punt Pass 10.10 50.6

Kick 33.4

Total 94.8

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outdoor youth day

Chandler Murphy , 11, Scott City, (left) reacts when the bullsnake being held by Baron Strine, Scott City, starts crawling up his leg during the outdoor youth day at Lake Scott on Sunday. (Record Photo)

Snakes, guns and archery were part of Lake Scott event Snakes and shotguns. That was a winning combination for the annual Southwest Kansas Youth Program held at Lake Scott State Park last Sunday. KDWPT Wildlife Special-

ist Brian Bartels separated fact from urban legend during his presentation on snakes that are found in Kansas. In addition, wildlife officers provided hands-on instruction at trapshooting and archery ranges

that were set up for the day. “Our number one objective is to promote getting youth to enjoy the outdoors,” says Manuel Torres, a regional public lands manager with the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and

Tourism. The event attracts youth from throughout the area, from Leoti to Ness City and Dodge City. Several of them were attending for the first time, including Baron Strine, Scott City. “I saw they were having trapshooting and archery and I wanted to see how well I could do,” says the 13-year-old. He enjoyed trapshooting the most, but also liked the opportunity to handle different species of snakes that were brought by Bartels. “I learned there are at least 40 species of snakes in Kansas,” he said. Like Strine, Alex Shriner of Cimarron also thought the trapshooting was the most fun, though he also liked learning about snakes. “I plan to attend a hunter safety course next month,” said the 13-year-old. “I hope to get a turkey for Thanksgiving.” Trinity Patterson, 11, Dighton, also took part in the youth event last year. “It’s a lot of fun and you learn a lot,” says Patterson, who

has hunted for deer and dove in the past year. She was successful in getting a deer in each of the past two seasons while hunting with her father, Justin Pierce. “Archery was the most fun,” said nine-year-old Seth Rupp, Dighton. “I’d always been shooting with my left hand and they taught me to shoot with my right hand. I did a lot better.” The previous day he had been dove hunting, “but I just retrieved them,” he said with a grin. “I plan to hunt deer later this year.” The youth program has been held at Lake Scott for nearly a decade with as many as 100 participants. The last couple of years there have been about 40 youth in attendance, which Torres says is ideal. “It provides more one-onone time with the kids and allows them plenty of time to experience the trapshooting and archery stations,” he says. Torres has plans to add crossbow shooting to next year’s event. Scenes from the outdoor youth day are: (Above left) Lake Scott Ranger Tad Eubanks assists Trinity Patterson, 11, Dighton, at the archery range. (Left) Taking turns handling a Great Plains Rat Snake are (from left) Zachary Lange, Healy, Chance O’Rourk, Healy, and Joe Craig, Lakin. (Record Photos)


Farm

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GM crops aid farmers and the environment Greg Henderson Drovers CattleNetwork

Biotechnology has delivered a substantial increase in farm income while providing substantial benefits to both farmers and citizens. That’s the take-away from a new study from United Kingdom-based PG Economics - “GM crops: global socio-eco-

nomic and environmental impacts 1996-2011.” The study also says crop biotechnology was responsible for producing an additional 110 million tons of soybeans and 195 million tons of corn from 1996 to 2011. “Where farmers have been given the choice of growing GM crops, adoption levels have typically been rapid. Why? The

ag briefs

RFS has cut fuel costs by up to $1.50 gal.

economic benefits farmers realize are clear and amounted to an average of over $321 per acre in 2011,” says Graham Brookes, director of PG Economics, and co-author of the report. “The majority of these benefits continue to increasingly go to farmers in developing countries. The environment is also benefiting as farmers

increasingly adopt conservation tillage practices, build their weed management practices around more benign herbicides and replace insecticide use with insect resistant GM crops. The reduction in pesticide spraying and the switch to no till cropping systems is continuing to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from agriculture,” Brookes says.

culture and other natural resource-based industries. The company’s areas of specialization are plant biotechnology, agricultural production systems, agricultural markets and policy. Some key findings of the report: •The net economic benefit at the farm level in 2011 was $19.8 billion. (See GM CROPS on page 27)

Beef industry finds ways to minimize Ogallala depletion

An analysis credits the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) and increased ethanol production for saving consumers as much as $1.50 per gallon on gasoline. Energy economist Philip Verleger says the renewable fuels program has reduced annual consumer expenditures in 2013 by somewhere between $700 billion and $2.6 trillion. Based on that estimate, he says the RFS saves consumers between $0.50 and $1.50 per gallon. Verleger’s analysis shows crude oil prices are between $15 and $40 per barrel lower than they would be without the RFS. Price estimates are based on oil demand in addition to the energy created by the increased ethanol production. According to Verleger, “Had Congress not raised the renewable fuels requirement, commercial crude oil inventories at the end of August would have dropped to 5.2 million barrels, a level two hundred million barrels lower than at any time since 1990.” Some tests show last month’s crude oil prices could have sold for $150 per barrel without the program.

Kansas wheat planting conditions across Kansas tell an unusual story as Western Kansas farmers are excited about moisture and many Central Kansas farmers sit on the sideline praying for rain. After a long period of drought, producers in the western region of the state will be planting into some of the best conditions they have seen in a long time. Wheat farmers across the rest of the state are still battling the weather and preparing fields to drill. For the first time in several years, Western Kansas wheat

Ag preparedness exercise is planned for Oct.

Yield, quality contests for Kansas bean producers

The Kansas Department of Agriculture (KDA) will lead an emergency preparedness exercise October 9-10 in Manhattan to practice the state’s response plan to a foreign animal disease. The two-day functional exercise, which will be based out of the Biosecurity Research Institute (BRI) on K-State’s main campus, will enable KDA and its partners in neighboring states, other state agencies, federal and local government, industry and universities to practice the state’s foreign animal disease response plan. More than 200 individuals will participate in the functional exercise, which will be based on the confirmation of foot-and-mouth disease in the United States. According to Kansas Secretary of Agriculture Dale Rodman, the exercise will provide valuable preparation experience for the agency and all stakeholders as well as identify gaps in the response plan. Purpose of the exercise is to evaluate plans and procedures that have been developed and revised since the Stop Animal Movement Statewide KS-OK border exercise was conducted with Oklahoma in 2009.

The study examines the impact of the first 16 years of widespread adoption of crop biotechnology, concluding that the technology has “consistently provided important economic and production gains, improved incomes and reduced risk.” PG Economics, Ltd., is a specialist provider of advisory and consultancy services to agri-

A dry climate, sparse population and availability of water and feed grains led to the development of infrastructure to produce the No. 1 agricultural commodity in Kansas beef cattle. Western Kansas is well known for its cattle feeding facilities that currently generate more than $7.8 billion annually for the Kansas economy, according to Kansas Agricultural Statistics. The availability of water from the Ogallala Aquifer,

lying beneath eight U.S. states from South Dakota to Texas, undoubtedly helped cattle feeders long ago decide where to raise beef. Feedlot operations along the aquifer, from southwest Kansas to the Texas High Plains, comprise what one recent report refers to as the “cattle feeding capital of the world,” with more than 36 percent of U.S. beef annually coming from the region. Justin Waggoner, beef systems specialist at K-State Extension’s southwest area

office in Garden City, said that years ago, the Ogallala Aquifer was perceived as an infinite resource that could support all water uses - urban and agricultural. Today, people are aware this is not the case. David Steward, a professor of civil engineering at Kansas State University, and a team of researchers recently completed a study that examined the future of the Ogallala Aquifer. The study found that if current usage of the aquifer continues, as much as 69 percent of the

aquifer would be depleted by the year 2060. The Kansas beef industry could potentially take a hit if water becomes more scarce, which would affect the state’s economy. Waggoner said it is hard to pinpoint what areas are in the most trouble when it comes to water availability. In a large general sense, he said, there are some areas that are struggling with water today, while other areas are in better shape. (See OGALLALA on page 28)

Planting conditions best in years Wheat Scoop Bill Spiegel

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Kansas Wheat

producers are planting into moisture. The recent rain has given some farmers restored hope after losses from drought. Jeanne Falk-Jones, multicounty agronomy specialist for the Northwest Extension Office believes this may lead to an increase in the number of wheat acres that are planted this year. “We have been blessed with rain and we actually have

With soybean yields and quality in Kansas expected to rebound from the drought of 2012, the annual Kansas Soybean Yield and Quality Contests should see some lively competition this fall. Those entries must be postmarked by Nov. 30. The highest dryland and irrigated yields in the state each will receive a $1,000 award. In each district, first place will win $300, second will earn $200, and third will receive $100. No-Till on the Plains will supply additional awards in the no-till categories.

moisture to be planting into which has not been the case in previous years. Our producers are very excited about the improved planting conditions and hope that the weather will continue to fulfill the crop throughout the rest of its lifecycle,” Falk-Jones said. While the recent moisture has provided a better potential seed bed for farmers to drill into, the moisture profile is still very bleak. In the Sept. 23 USDA Kansas Crop Condition report, Northwest Kansas topsoil moisture measured 63 percent

Managed by the Kansas Soybean Association, the contests are open to anyone involved in farming, but there is a limit of one entry per field. Farmers may enter multiple categories - conventional or no-till, dryland or irrigated. All entries in a single category must be from the same district, however. Farmers may enter the quality contest without entering the yield contest and vice versa. The complete rules are available on the web at http:// KansasSoybeans.org/contests.

adequate while the subsoil moisture measured 88 percent short to very short. In order to sustain a successful crop, more rain will be necessary. It has been three years since Southwest Kansas has had a good wheat crop. However this year the area is currently experiencing the best wheat planting conditions seen for an extended period of time. Joe Liebrant, Grant County Extension agent reported that nearly 50 percent of planting is completed in this area, and producers are optimistic as there (See PLANTING on page 27)


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Study examines climate change on crop mix shift

Drought conditions in the Midwest and throughout the U.S. the past decade have not only caused crops to fail, but farmers have had to alter the mix of commodities planted to better adapt to a changing environment. That could potentially lead to changes in the way grains are transported, according to researchers. In Texas, traditional portfolios of crops grown are beginning to experi-

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is moisture in both the top and sub soils. Weather has been the biggest challenge for producers in this area and while the planting conditions are positive, a successful crop will depend on weather conditions. “The conditions are as good as they have been to plant wheat for the last few years,” said Liebrant. Planting across the central part of the state is about five percent complete as producers are just starting to get underway. With very little recent moisture many farmers have voiced concern about seed beds that are hard, clotty and dry. Other challenges for producers in this area are weeds and volunteer wheat, especially for notill operations. Wheat streak mosaic was an issue in last year’s crop and volunteer wheat and weeds must be eliminated before planting in order to prevent disease. Many south-central producers missed out on rain again and are preparing to plant into dry soil. Following the same procedure as the past few years of drought, producers are anticipated to wait until after the Hessian fly-free date to begin planting. After two years of record breaking yields, Southeastern Kansas producers are expected to increase the number of acres planted into wheat. Although planting in this area is not yet in full swing Josh Coltrain, extension agent out of Girard estimates a rise in wheat planting. “As good as wheat has done and as much of a struggle we have had with other crops, I think wheat has proved a viable option for producers in this area,” said Coltrain.

ence change as a result of the environment, swings in prices paid for individual crops and the supply and demand outlook. “Cropping shifts have occurred in Texas with additional land moving out of crops into grazing use and possible northward shifts in locations of cotton and sorghum,” said Dr. Bruce McCarl, a researcher at Texas A&M University.

McCarl recently coauthored, “Effects of Climate Change on U.S. Grain Transport,” which was published recently in the journal, Nature Climate Change. “We have also seen a corn acreage increase mainly due to bioenergy demands and high market prices,” he said. “Such developments can be partially linked to climate change issues, given the expressed goals of the

renewable fuel standards involved with greenhouse gas emissions reduction.” Crop mix shift is often a consequence of climate change and such shifts may change the demands grain places on transport systems, according to the study. The study investigated the effects of climate change and how it could decrease Great Lakes water levels, shorten the duration of ice cover in

Wheat checkoff will increase to 2¢ a bushel

The Kansas wheat check-off will increase from a 1.5 cents to two cents per bushel effective November 1. The decision was made by the board of the Kansas Wheat Commission at their regular meeting in August. For the past five years, producers have been investing 15 mills (1.5 cents per bushel) to support research and market development activities of the Commission. The increase to two cents per bushel will put the Kansas wheat checkoff at a rate equal to or less than most other wheat check-offs in the U.S. The decision to increase the assessment was made in large part due to the need to advance and accelerate wheat technology improvement through research. With the opening of the Kansas Wheat Innovation Center in Manhattan in December 2012, a huge step was taken towards the advancement of wheat research in Kansas. The 35,000 square-foot, $10.3

million research facility will result in new, improved wheat varieties being released at an increased frequency. “Shrinking state and federal research funding in combination with decreased wheat acres and smaller crops make it more vital than ever that farmers invest more in their industry,” says Ron Suppes, Kansas Wheat Commission Chairman from Dighton. “This small increase of the assessment will allow the Commission to pay down debt on the new building and focus on funding research in the Innovation Center.” The extra dollars will also aid in marketing efforts. Kansas continues to export 50 percent of wheat produced every year to international markets at a value of $1.5 billion. The Commission continues to work through U.S. Wheat Associates to identify new and emerging international markets and assessing the needs of

GM Crops •For the 16-year period (1996-2011), the global farm income gain was $98.2 billion. •Of the total farm income benefit, 49% ($48 billion) was due to yield gains resulting from lower pest and weed pressure and improved genetics. •A majority (51%) of the 2011 farm income gains went to farmers in developing countries, 90% of which are resource poor and small farms. •Between 1996 and 2011, crop biotechnology was responsible for an additional 110 million tons of soybeans and 195 million tons of corn. Without crop biotechnology, maintaining global production at the

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2011 levels would have required an additional 13.3 million acres of soybeans, 16.3 million acres of corn and 8.1 million acres of cotton. Crop biotechnology has contributed to the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions from agriculture by reducing fuel use and additional soil carbon storage from reduced tillage.

those customers. Case in point, the U.S. will export over two million tons of wheat to Brazil this year, because the U.S. was able to meet Brazil’s needs while their traditional supplier Argentina was not. Every Kansas farmer dollar contributed to international marketing efforts through U.S. wheat is matched by nearly three dollars of federal support. “We also can’t take our domestic customers for granted,” said KWC CEO Justin Gilpin. “The gluten-free food market has seen a 28 percent increase in growth the past five years. “Books like the ‘Wheat Belly’ feed into this consumer diet fad. Farmer dollars are used to support the Wheat Foods Council, which works to make sure that truth and science combat myths and fads regarding gluten.”

the winter, and alter grain supplies in grain-exporting countries. Crop mix shifts lessen the role of Lower Mississippi River ports, though increases Pacific Northwest ports, Great Lakes and Atlantic ports. The study also found there was a shift in barge to rail and truck transport. Another outcome of the study found one possible consequence of climate change would be reduced

grain production in many world regions. The Ukraine, Serbia, Moldova and Kazakhstan would likely be affected and compete with the Great Lakes ports for exports. Between 30 and 50 percent reductions in exports would result from those countries. Higher grain shipments, mostly for corn, to the Great Lakes, Texas Gulf and Lower Mississippi River ports would result.

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Plan fall treatment for barley in your lawn Homeowners are starting to see some issues in their yard as fall approaches. Many people mistake little barley for a little foxtail because the foxtail and little barley seed heads are similar. However, little barley is a winter annual that tends to come up in late September to October and spends the winter as a small plant, but can be found during other times of the year. It thrives in the cooler spring temperatures, forms seed heads and dies out usually by July.

Down on the Farm Chris Long Walnut Creek Extension Agent

Foxtail, on the other hand, is a summer annual that does well in hot weather. Also, foxtail will not produce seed heads until mid-to-late summer. So why are we talking about little barley now? Because now is the time to control it for next year. The best control for little barley is a thick lawn that is mowed high

Ogallala Although differences in water availability exist, he said, conservation should be promoted across the board. “The beef industry is a multi-billion dollar industry in terms of gross receipts in Kansas,” Waggoner said. “So if we do fast forward into the future, and water is going to be allocated on what has the greatest value or economic return, the economic impact of the beef industry will certainly be a part of that discussion in Western Kansas.” A recent report (http:// www.agrilifebookstore. org/product-p/eag-001. htm) released by the Ogallala Aquifer Program, which is made up of researchers from K-State along with the USDA’s Agricultural Research Service, Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Service, Texas Tech University and West Texas A&M University, examined the impact of the beef industry in the southern Ogallala region. Economic Impact The report found that the beef industry provides a great economical impact in the region and return on investment for water. When combining the production and processing sectors, the beef industry contributes to the regional economy $29.8 billion in annual economic output and more than 60,000 jobs. According to the report, agriculture accounts for 90 percent of the water use in the southern Ogallala

enough that sunlight does not hit the soil. Little barley seed will not germinate in such conditions. Overseeding now can thicken up a tall fescue lawn and prevent a little barley infestation. However, if you do not plan to overseed, preemergence herbicides can provide partial control. The only pre-emergence herbicide K-State has suggested as of now and is labeled specifically for little barley is Surflan. It is also sold under the name of Weed Impede by Monterey Lawn and Garden.

Surflan can only be used on warm-season grasses, such as bermudagrass, buffalograss, zoysiagrass, as well as tall fescue grown in warmseason areas such as Kansas. However, Dimension, is labeled for barley which would include little barley. Because little barley is a winter annual, apply the pre-emergence herbicide in September and water to activate. Core Aerate, Power Rake September is the optimum time to power rake or core aerate tall fescue

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region each year. Raising beef cattle requires direct and indirect water use. Drinking water for cattle and water used to run a feedlot facility are considered direct water uses, while forages and grains, such as irrigated corn, used to feed cattle make up indirect usage. The average direct water use for each animal in the feedlot is about 12.5 gallons per day. When combining direct and indirect water usage, the beef industry uses 28.6 percent of the agricultural water, most of it by feedlots. The remaining 71.4 percent is used for irrigated crop production and other direct livestock use. The dry climate in Western Kansas, while suitable for raising cattle, can make growing forages tough. Irrigation is helpful for growing corn in the area. According to the Kansas Department of Agriculture, of the total planted corn acres in Kansas in 2012, 3.09 million acres were non-irrigated, while 1.61 million acres were irrigated. Reducing irrigated forage could help save water, but it also might bring higher transportation and production costs, which could translate to higher food costs for consumers. Waggoner said many feedlots in Western Kansas already bring in grain from other states in the U.S. Grain Belt. Having grain shipped in from other places minimizes the use of locallygrown irrigated corn, but forages such as hay and silage are traditionally

grown locally. Holding Down Costs It’s a struggle, he said, to keep costs down while trying to save more water: “The more resources we can grow locally, in general, the easier it is going to be and the cheaper it is going to be. If we have to draw from an even larger region, start to import more grain, there will be a cost that will be passed on to the consumer at some point.” Feedlot managers are aware of the Ogallala depletion issue, Waggoner said, adding that several feedlots are working to conserve water. For starters, most of feedlots’ runoff water goes into a lagoon system that will later be re-applied to cropland via irrigation. Recycling water if there are overflow tanks, particularly in the wintertime when tanks are continuously flowing to keep from freezing, is another method of water conservation in the feedlot sector. Capturing the overflow water and putting it back into the system, or utilizing it for another purpose, is important to help save direct water. Indirectly, Waggoner said one thing that has helped the water footprint of the beef industry is improving feed efficiency in cattle. “I think we probably overlook that the beef industry uses feeding technologies that improve feed efficiency,” Waggoner said. “So pounds of feed used per pound of gain . . . if I can reduce the

amount of feed used to produce a pound of beef, that reduces the amount of water used.” Modernizing feedlots, feeding technologies and improving genetics to develop cattle that are more feed efficient all help reduce water use. In addition to feedlots, Waggoner said people should think about water use in general and how the Ogallala depletion could potentially impact everyone. Feedlots use more indirect water than cowcalf producers, who might not feel pressure from a lack of water right away. “The cow-calf operator might be less concerned initially because most of those operations are going to be based on native grass resources,” Waggoner said. “But, I think eventually we’re all connected in the system. I think there will be some impacts across the board, but the degree to which they’re felt is going to be the difference.” Consumers must also be aware and realize their connection in the integrated food chain. “The consuming populace of the human race is really the ultimate end consumer,” Waggoner said. “If you look at what we’re able to do with agriculture in this region in terms of how many people globally we feed, that’s a really big issue. We could talk about water conservation on the crop side and livestock side independently, but in reality, it’s (important to be) more water conscious in every step of the system.”

and Kentucky bluegrass lawns. These grasses should be coming out of their summer doldrums and beginning to grow more vigorously. Power raking is primarily a thatch control operation. It can be excessively damaging to the turf if not done carefully. Power raking isn’t recommended for lawns with a half-inch or less of thatch. Core aeration is a much better practice for most lawns. This relieves compaction, hastens thatch decomposition, and improves water, nutrient and oxygen movement

into the soil profile. This operation should be performed when the soil is just moist enough so that it crumbles easily when worked between the fingers. Enough passes should be made so that the holes are spaced about 2-3 inches apart. The holes should penetrate 2.5 to three inches deep. The cores can be left on the lawn to decompose naturally, or they can be broken up with a vertical mower set just low enough to nick the cores, and then dragged with a section of chain link fence or a steel doormat.


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Colorado floods threaten $41B ag sector Colorado farmers and ranchers are bracing for widespread damage to the agriculture industry, one of the state’s leading economic engines, from deadly floodwaters that already have caused property losses estimated at nearly $2 billion. The main concern is for the state’s No. 1 cash crop, corn, which yields between 140-180 million bushels annually. Cornfields along the flooded South Platte River could be lost if water that has swamped low-lying prairie fails to drain away

before the October harvest, said Brent Boydston, vice president of public policy for the Colorado Farm Bureau. “The corn will rot . . . if it’s underwater that long,” Boydston said, adding that waterlogged hay crops could become moldy and be ruined as well. Agriculture pumps $41 billion a year into the state’s economy and employs - directly or indirectly - 173,000 people, according to the Colorado Department of Agriculture.

Cash from Colorado farm receipts alone totals $7.1 billion annually. Ron Ackerman, whose family harvests hay in La Salle, Colorado, in floodstricken Weld County, said he fears their fall crop may be a total loss. “Our hay is standing in the fields covered in mud, and there’s so much debris we can’t cut it - it could damage our equipment,” he said. Ackerman, who also does work for corn growers in the area, said the inundation of their fields may destroy entire harvests, especially for silage

that must be cut at the some of the rain associatright time to be of any ed with flooding farther to value. the north but not enough to cause harm, he said. Wheat Weather Farmers in the fertile For Colorado wheat region of northeastern growers, the state’s sec- Colorado face additional ond largest cash crop, challenges if irrigation the additional moisture is lines that are their lifeexpected to be beneficial. blood end up damaged by “Overall, this will flooding, or if they canhave a positive impact,” said Darrell Hanavan, not run combines through executive director of the soaked fields, the Farm Colorado Association of Bureau’s Boydston said. Even if farmers manWheat Growers. About 25 percent of age to harvest their crops, Colorado’s wheat farms damage to transportation lie in the drought-stricken and other infrastructure southeastern corner of the could prevent them from state, which has received getting their produce to

Clean up garden areas where pumpkins, squash are growing

After pumpkins and squash have been harvested for the season, clean up the area by shredding and tilling. This will help to kill squash bugs and cucumber beetles that prevailed on the crop this fall season. The bugs and beetles feeding on the plants this fall will allow them to go into winter in good condition. They will be ready to come out early next year and “give your garden fits.” However, when you shred the vines and till them under, the bugs can’t complete their late-season feeding and they will be injured by the cold weather - providing a natural means of control. They especially like to feed on bright, warm autumn days on any remaining green vegetation. So, the moral of the story is . . . harvest early, destroy squash and pump-

kin vines, and make the squash bugs and cucumber beetles vulnerable to winter injury. Plant Flowering Bulbs Now is the time to plant spring-flowering bulbs such as tulips and daffodils. These plants need to develop roots in the fall and must meet a chilling requirement over the winter in order to bloom in the spring. Choose a planting site that has full sun to partial shade. The ideal soil would be a sandy loam but even poor soils can be used if organic material such as peat moss, compost, or aged bark is mixed in. For example, a heavy

clay can be amended by mixing in one-third to one-half organic material. Soil pH should be between 6.0 and 7.0. Bulbs need good aeration as well as good drainage for proper development. It is best if the bulbs are given 12 inches of prepared soil. If one-third organic material were added, this would require that four inches of organic material would need to be mixed with eight inches of soil. Incorporate about three pounds of a complete fertilizer such as a 5-10-5 per 100 square feet during preparation. Planting depths vary depending on the size of the bulbs. For example, tulips and hyacinths are set about six inches deep and daffodils are put 6-8 inches deep. Smaller bulbs are planted shallower. As a rule of thumb,

bulbs are planted two to three times as deep as their width. Planting depth is the distance from the bottom of the bulb to the top of the soil. Large bulbs are normally spaced 4-6 inches apart and small bulbs about 1-2 inches. Planting in clumps or irregular masses produces a better display than planting singly. After placing the bulbs at the proper depth, replace half the soil and water. This will settle the soil around the bulbs and provide good bulb/soil contact. Add the remaining soil and water again. Although there will be no top growth in the fall, the roots are developing and so the soil needs to be kept moist but not wet. Mulch can be added after the soil has frozen to prevent small bulbs from being heaved out of the soil by alternate freezing and thawing.

market, or hinder ranchers in getting their herds to feedlots, Boydston said. Terry Fankhauser, executive vice president of the 2,500-member Colorado Cattlemen’s Association, said crop damage would also hit livestock producers. “Many of our ranchers are farmers as well, and the loss of silage and feed for herds could have a significant impact,” he said. Looking on the bright side, Fankhauser said, the floodwaters will go a long way in replenishing the state’s drought-depleted reservoirs.

Area youth in KJLS

A total of 716 Kansas youth from 89 counties exhibited 1,457 head of livestock in the Kansas Junior Livestock Show. Scott County participants were: Aubrey Davis: 4th in class 7, meat goat; 5th in class 9, meat goat. Emily Glenn: 4th in class 20, light crossbred market barrow; 7th in class 13, dark crossbred market barrow. Chance Jones: 3rd in class 18, crossbred market lamb. Jaden Jones: 2nd in class 4, speckled market lamb; 8th in class 19, commercial ewe lamb. Trace Mulligan: 2nd in class 9, dark AOB gilt; 5th in class 16, dark crossbred market barrow. Amelia Vasko: 1st in class 10, Hampshire market lamb; 2nd in class 22, crossbred market lamb; 3rd in senior sheep showmanship.


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INDIVIDUAL OFFICE SUITES from one to four rooms available for lease. Leases starting at $250/month including utilities. Common areas available for use including reception and break rooms. Perfect for quiet small business or climate controlled storage. Former location of Scott City Chiropractic, 1101 S. Main. Call 214-3040 for 27tfc information.

HIDE AND SEEK STORAGE SYSTEMS. Various sizes available. Virgil and LeAnn Kuntz, 41tfc (620)874-2120. ––––––––––––––––––––– PLAINJANS has houses and storage units available to rent. Call 620-872-5777 or stop by PlainJans at 511 28tfc Monroe. ––––––––––––––––––––– HOUSE FOR RENT. Two bedroom. Clean, nice neighborhood, sprinkler system. No pets. Call 8722894 or 214-1820. 04tfc ––––––––––––––––––––– AVAILABLE OCT. 4 Newer 2 bedroom brick home with 2 car attached garage. $675 per month with trash paid. Call 06t2 620-397-3459. ––––––––––––––––––––– AVAILABLE IN SEPT. 3 bedrooms, 1 bath home. Trash and water paid. Laundry hookups. No pets. Call Clinton Development at 620-872-5494 after 6:00 07tfc p.m.

Real Estate RENOVATED 4 BEDROOM HOUSE for sale. Brand new kitchen, new wood and tile floors, beautiful lighting throughout, french doors leading to a spacious backyard and patio, DA garage, main floor laundry, partial downstairs with half bath. Serious inquires call Dale Holterman, 620-87401tfc 1100. –���––––––––––––––––––– 903 MYRTLE, GREAT FIRST HOME 2+2 bedrooms, 2 baths. Just remodeled with a new kitchen and stainless steel appliances. All new windows, doors, flooring, insulation, plumbing and roof. Close to elementary school, which is a plus. Call for appointment: Clinton Constuction (Darryl or Virginia) 620-8725494 or cell 620-21406tfc 1456.

DREAMING OF THE COUNTRY?

Here’s your chance to own a large and gorgeous home 10 minutes from town! All highway miles. 3.7 acres (room for your horses or livestock.) Many features including 2 heat pumps (1 for new house and 1 for shop), 3 bedrooms, family room, large heater and cooled shop for all your toys! Call for details.

NEAT AND TIDY!

Services WANTED: Yards to mow and clean up, etc. Trim smaller trees and bushes too. Call Dean Riedl, (620) 872-5112 or 87434tfc 4135. ––––––––––––––––––––– FURNITURE REPAIR and refinishing. Lawn mower tune-up and blade sharpening. Call Vern Soodsma, 872-2277 or 36tfc 874-1412. ––––––––––––––––––––– MOWER REPAIR, tuneup and blade sharpening. Call Rob Vsetecka at 62036tfc 214-1730. ––––––––––––––––––––– METAL ROOFING, SIDING and TRIMS at direct-to-the-public prices. Call Metal King Mfg., 620-872-5464. Our prices 37tfc will not be beat!

Agriculture

Classified Ad Deadline: Monday at 5:00 p.m. Classified Ad Rate: 20¢ per word. Minimum charge, $5. Blind ad: $2.50 per week extra. Card of thanks: 10¢ per word. Minimum charge, $3. Classified Display Ad rate: $5.50 per column inch. Classified advertising must be paid in advance unless business account is established. If not paid in advance, there will be a $1 billing charge. Tear sheet for classified ad will be $1 extra.

WANTED TO BUY. Stored corn. Call for basis and contract information. 1-800-579-3645. Lane County Feeders, Inc. 32tfc ––––––––––––––––––––– WANTED TO BUY. Wheat straw delivered. Call for contracting information. Lane County Feeders. 397-5341. 44tfc ––––––––––––––––––––– CERTIFIED SEED WHEAT. Byrd, Brawl Cl., TAM 112, TAM 304, T158, T163, T153, Duster. Also triticale and blends. Help Wanted Vance and Tanner Ehmke, AFTER SCHOOL DEAmy, Ks. 620-397-2350. LIVERY/ BOTTLER. 51t13c Must be 16 yrs. old and ––––––––––––––––––––– have a valid driver’s liFARM EQUIPMENT cense. Must be able to 2003 - 9750 John Deere follow directions and lift Combine hrs. 3567 mo- 40 lbs. repeatedly. Aptor, 2418 seperator. 30ft. ply ONLY in person, No header, 8-Row crop head- phone calls please. Z Boter, 8-Row corn header, 3 tling Corp. 907 W. 5th St. 06t2 Header trailer, 1978 King ––––––––––––––––––––– combine trailer, Big 12 HELP grain cart, 930 Comfort HARVEST NEEDED Sept. Oct. King Case tractor, 1987 IH 9300 grain truck 400, Operating combine and Cummins 9spd. air ride grain cart. Lodging pro21ft. box/hoist, Auto roll vided if needed near tarp, Utility box for pick- Scott City area. Call: 06t2 up. Call 620-872-5185 or 620-214-1604. 620-874-0538.

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Notice LOST 10 HEAD brahman cross heifer calves, brand capital A on right hip, ear notch. Mostly red, few yellow and blacks. Seen one mile south Tom Yager, also Dodge Rd. north of 96, and also county line 96. Irvin Yeager, 07t2 402-990-2014.

For Sale 2011 DANIELS manufacturing feedlot style hydraulic squeeze chute, $7,000. Please call Cargill Cattle Feeders, 620-375-2255 if 06t2 interested.

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House for sale in Scott City

Ready to move right in! Lots of updates on this nice 3 bedroom home with 1 3/4 baths! Only $72,500!

Lawrence and Associates Deb Lawrence, GRI Broker Shorty Lawrence, Sales Assoc. 513 Main • Scott City 872-5267 ofc. 872-7184 hm. lawrenceandassocrealty.com Shelia Ellis, Broker Assoc. 872-2056 Kerry Gough, Sales Assoc. 872-7337 Russell Berning, 874-4405 www.berningauction.com

Well-built home on double corner lot, 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, lots of built-in storage, over 2,400 sq. ft., plus 3 season, screened porch, DA garage. Established yard with sprinkler system. Call 620-353-9933. 41eow

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Just Updated County Plat Maps • Logan • Wichita • Wallace • Greeley • Kearney Pick them up today at:

Employment Opportunities Sales/Marketing SEEKING APPLICANTS for a full-time sales/marketing position. Experience is required, food sales experience is preferred. Competitive pay and benefits package offered. Applications are available at our office:1202 E. 5th St. Scott City. (620) 872-5236 Office hours are Mon.-Fri. 8:00 a.m.- noon and 1:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.

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Special Education Para SCES IS SEEKING a special education para position for the 2013-2014 school year. Contact: USD 466, Susan Carter for more details at (620) 872-7600. 07t1

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Regional Manager

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MachineryLink, the leading and fastest growing provider of combine leasing programs to agricultural producers, is seeking a Regional Manager to be responsible for the sales strategy, execution and performance for western Kansas.

Part-time front desk person for ALL shifts. Great job for a mature person who would like to learn about the hospitality industry and make money along the way! Interested persons can pick up an applications at:

This position works out of a home office and includes a vehicle with fuel card, laptop, iPad and expense reimbursement. For detailed information about this job, please visit www.machinerylink.com. To apply, please send resume to: careers@machinerylink.com or fax to 816-329-0307. EOE

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Park Lane Nursing Home “Quality Care Because We Care” Has openings for the following positions: Part-time Housekeeping Part-time CNA/CMA Part-time Dietary aid/ Cook Shift differential offered for evening and night shifts! Please apply in person at: Park Lane Nursing Home 210 E. Parklane Scott City, KS 67871 Or visit us at our website: www.parklanenursinghome.org Fill out application and return to human resources.

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Program Technician The Wichita Couty Farm Service Agency (FSA) in Leoti is accepting applications for a temporary part-time or full-time Program Technician position beginning at a Grade 3 with promotion potential to a Grade 7. Hourly wage is $11.95 to $24.16 depending on knowledge and experience. An agricultural background is not required, but could be helpful. Applications for: (FSA-675, Application for FSA County Employment and KSA’s, Knowledge, Skills and Abilities) May be picked up at: Wichita County FSA Office, 612 W. Broadway Leoti, Ks. 8:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. Monday-Friday Applications and KSA’s must be returned to the office no later than 4:30 p.m., Wednesday Oct. 9, 2013. FSA is an Equal Emploment Opportunity Employer.

Best Western El Quartelejo Inn and Suites 1610 S. Main St. Scott City, KS 67871 • 620-872-7373 Best Western El Quartelejo Inn and Suites is an Equal Opportunity Employer. 05t3

Field IT Service/Support Position USE YOUR COMPUTER networking experience in a rewarding position that helps feed the world! MICO has cutting edge technology based management systems and is a leader in the feed yard and dairy industries. Our open Field IT Service and Support position provides meaningful and challenging work, installing systems, supporting our customers to be more successful in their business. Remotely based out of Garden City, Scott City, Dodge City or Great Bend, Ks. Exact location will depend on selected candidate and if needed, relocation assistance will be available. Day travel and some overnights. Competitive salary/benefit package. Apply at www.mwivet.com. Career Tab. EEO

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