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Serving Mount Hope, Andale, Colwich, Haven, Maize, VOL. 126: NO. 37


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Sunday Meeting Will Emphasize Suicide Prevention By AMY HOUSTON THE CLARION STAFF


JOSH Weve visits on the phone with a friend. He and his family recently returned to Colwich as he undergoes chemotherapy treatment for cancer.

Mount Hope Natives Move To Colwich For Cancer Fight By FRED SOLIS THE CLARION STAFF COLWICH - For Josh and Kim Weve, there really is no place like home. The Mount Hope natives and their three children moved from Kansas City to Colwich the weekend of Feb. 18 to be near family and friends as Josh battles colon cancer. “We decided we needed to be back closer to family,” he said. The Weves lived in Kansas City, where Josh worked as a distribution supervisor, since July 2009. “People just started delivering meals to us,” Kim said. “It’s amazing how many people care and want to help,” she said of the outpouring of support the family has received since coming home. A benefit for the Weve family will be held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday, March 11, at Mount Hope Grade School. In November 2009, Josh was diagnosed with colon cancer and had a tumor removed the following month. The hope was to stop the disease from spreading through his lymph nodes. After a six-month round of

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KIM Weve plays with her 5-year-old son, Jared, as she juggles her time caring for her family and running the household. chemotherapy, he was clean for a year and a half. But during a routine physical in November 2011, doctors discovered that the cancer had spread to his liver and lungs. In December he began another round of chemo treatment. His condition was compounded by a massive blood

clot in his leg, however. During a CAT (Computerized Axial Tomography) scan, his physicians found more spots on his liver and lungs, and they switched him to a different kind of chemotherapy. “The leg is still slowing me down,” he said. “It’s still

swollen. This one (chemotherapy) is treating for cancer itself, so it’s taken more of a toll on me. I’m sicker this time. “It drains my energy more. I’m more nauseated, tired and weak,” he said. He undergoes chemo sessions every three weeks. Each round of treatment lasts between eight and 12 hours. Doctors installed a port in his chest that they can insert a tube into to deliver the chemicals to his body. Because the therapy sessions are so exhausting, the weight of caring for Josh and the couple’s three children falls on Kim. “It’s all been overwhelming,” Kim said. “I take care of everyone else before I take care of me. Sometimes it feels like there is not enough of me to go around.” “She takes care of me and the kids. That’s one of the reasons we moved back here, is to help Kim,” Josh said. “I wish I could help her more. It’s a bad feeling when you go from doing everything to not being able to do a whole lot.” Facing the illness together has strengthened the couple’s bond. Married for 17 years,

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Colwich Mayor Terry Spexarth has had enough. After five suicides in the Andale and Colwich communities over the past two years, he and Fr. Ken Schuckman of Sacred Heart Catholic Church invited a social worker to speak at the church about suicide prevention. “It came about because I thought that, as the mayor, I needed to do something for the community because we’re losing not only the young kids, we’re losing the older people in our community,” said Spexarth. “And I mean ‘our community’ by people living in the area. … Our community is more than just the city of Colwich.” The most recent area suicides took place in January, when two Colwich residents died on different days. “My background is being a firefighter for the past 30 years,” Spexarth said. “I have made more (death by suicide) calls on the people for our community than I did the whole 30 years I was on a paid fire department.” As a result, Jason Scheck – a licensed clinical social worker and director of crisis services for COMCARE – will speak at 7 p.m. Sunday, March 4, in the church’s REC building. COMCARE is the community mental health center for Sedgwick County. Scheck said this week that suicide was the 11th-leading cause of death in Kansas and in the United States. According to the COMCARE website, one of every six suicides in Kansas occurs in Sedgwick County. Scheck said his presentation Sunday would include several pieces of information: understanding suicidal behavior in general, myths and facts, risk factors, warning signs to look for, and steps to get help for those who may be at risk. In addition, he will provide resources for those who have lost loved ones to suicide and

Luke’s story Luke Tiahrt attended St. Mark’s School in Renwick for three years. His family moved to Virginia when his father, Todd, was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives. Luke was an athlete who played football, basketball, baseball and lacrosse. He was the youngest of the family with an older brother, John, and sister, Jessica. “He played guitar really well,” said his mother, Vicki Tiahrt. “And he inherited his dad’s ability to do art, just the natural inclination to be able to sketch. That runs in the

Andale Repeats As 4A Champ Wrestlers defend team title; Eck wins 170-pound bracket By AMY HOUSTON THE CLARION STAFF SALINA – The top-ranked Andale High School wrestlers managed a repeat as Class 4A state champions Saturday, but they kept it interesting and eked out a 2.5-point victory over second-place Colby. “It was a nailbiter all the way through it,” said Andale coach Brad Lies. The Indians faced plenty of challenges: Aaron Engles was recovering from an injury, Kyle Armstrong had a sore ankle and Colton Duhr was fighting an illness. Dylan Eck was sidelined after a recent injury cut his season short.

“For these guys to overcome that was just huge,” said Lies. “Couldn’t be prouder of them.” The Indians traveled to Salina’s Bicentennial Center for the first day of the tournament Friday, Feb. 24. Lies said they came out flat. Engles, a 132-pounder, and Armstrong, at 152 pounds, lost their second matches of the day. Duhr, who placed second last year at state, lost his semifinal match with Gavin Grater, a Clay Center wrestler he had previously beaten. “Those were three kids that had the ability to make the state finals, but things didn’t go our way,” said Lies. “You have to play the hand you’re dealt. I thought we rebounded very nicely the next day.” The coach added that a repeat state title was questionable at the end of the first day. For the Indians to have a

information about community activities that people can participate in to help prevent suicide. Scheck said suicide rates in Sedgwick County and Kansas are higher than the national average. COMCARE monitors suicide rates in Sedgwick County, including rates by zip code, and the organization looks for trends. “We’re not aware of a significant increase of suicide rates in Sedgwick County at this point,” said Scheck. Some have speculated that the economic downturn may result in an increased suicide rate nationwide, but U.S. suicide statistics tend to be about five years behind. COMCARE, however, recently published its 2010 statistics for Sedgwick County. “We’re not aware of a significant increase,” said Scheck, “but it may also be another year before we have some of that data available to us.” Though suicide has many complex causes, Scheck continued, it’s important for people to talk openly about the problem because “silence is deadly.” Sunday’s meeting is a first step toward addressing the issue. “I’m really pleased that Mayor Spexarth reached out to our suicide prevention coalition … and I’m really pleased that we’ve been invited to give this talk,” said Scheck. “I see it as the beginning of a conversation that needs to continue about suicide prevention.” He added that anyone was welcome to attend the presentation. “People are reluctant to admit that they’re experiencing thoughts of suicide and reach out for help,” he explained. “No one thing causes suicide. It tends to be very complex, but the stigma piece definitely contributes to it. The more that we can keep the conversation going and raise awareness, that’s definitely a step in the right direction.” ••• Three families that have been affected by suicide spoke to The Clarion about their stories. Tiahrt side. Luke was very, very social. He always had a ton of friends, girl-crazy as all get out.” In 2004, when Luke was 16, the Tiahrts visited Kansas for the Fourth of July and attended a family reunion. Todd and the boys returned to Virginia – John had to work and Luke was starting football conditioning – while Vicki and Jessica remained at home awhile longer. The mother and daughter were still in Kansas that month when they learned that Luke had died from suicide at the family’s home in

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ALSO INSIDE. . . Mt. Hope man earns service award - See Page 3 Wreck near Haven injures woman, kills dog in car - See Page 6 Maize South, Maize bowlers advance to state tournaments - See Page 8


ANDALE wrestlers mark their back-to-back 4A state wrestling championships in their 2012 team picture. chance, he continued, they had to perform up to their ability.

“They were on top of it,” he

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Andale, Maize girls secure AVCTL basketball titles - See Page 8, 9


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JOSH Baalman displays his percussion talents drumming upside down during Andale High School's drum corps program at a recent home basketball game.

Marie M. Seidl, 89, housewife, died Feb. 22, 2012, in Wichita. She was born Aug. 15, 1922, in Ost, Kan. She was preceded in death by her husband, Valentine (Val) Seidl; son, Michael Siedl; and daughter, Mary Joan Seidl. Survivors include her sons, Raphael, Leon, Kenneth

(Carmen), Richard and Virgil; brother, John Paney; sisters, Betty Ast and Pauline Herbert; grandchildren, Heather and Samuel Seidl. Funeral Mass was Saturday, Feb. 25, at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Ost, with Fr. Ivan Eck officiating. Interment was at St. Joseph Cemetery in Ost.

REBECCA JEAN ASHMORE, 42 Rebecca Jean (Becky) Ashmore, 42, went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Friday, Feb. 3, 2012. She passed away at St. Francis Hospital, Wichita. She was born June 3, 1969, at the Grace Hospital in Hutchinson. She was preceded in death by her grandparents, Kenneth and Norma Lee Riley and Glenn and Velda Cox. She is survived by her husband, Jim of Udall; daughter, Jessica Williams (Ryan) of Newton; sons, Tyler Jones of Halstead and Austin Jones of Newton; stepdaughter, Amanda Ashmore; parents, Gary and Jeanie Cox (former Haven residents) of Fort Worth, Texas; sisters, Victoria Thomas (Clancy) of Keller, Texas, Jennifer Kendrick (Tom) of

Keller, Texas; brother, Jonathan Cox (Kathryn) of Grapevine, Texas; grandchildren, Colbey and Kyleigh Williams of Newton; nephews, Wesley and Nicholas Thomas and Jackson Kendrick; nieces, Madysen Kendrick and Katelynn Thomas. The memorial service was held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 8, at Halstead Baptist Church, Halstead. The Reverend Gary D. Cox officiated. Burial followed at the Halstead Cemetery. A memorial has been established with the Rebecca Jean Ashmore Memorial Fund, c/o Carson Bank, 122 W. Main, Mulvane, KS 67110. Online expressions of sympathy may be left at


State Excels In College Basketball hat a week in men’s college basketball!


Last week was a fun time to be a fan, especially in the Sunflower State. Wichita State University avenged its loss to Drake and celebrated a Missouri Valley Conference championship on the Shockers’ home court. Kansas State University upset Missouri – for the second time – and this one occurred in Tiger territory. Finally, the University in Kansas collected a one-point victory in overtime against the Tigers. I especially enjoyed the

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EDITOR/ THE CLARION Wildcat and Jayhawk performances since it meant SEC-bound Mizzou wouldn’t

leave the Big 12 with sole possession of a regular-season conference championship. The losses also resulted in Missouri, previously No. 3, falling a few spots in the Associated Press rankings this week. The Big 12 has three teams among the AP’s top 10: KU, Mizzou and Baylor. WSU is ranked No. 15. KState, which has beaten Missouri twice and Baylor once, is listed among “others receiving votes.” ••• About 30 seniors and team captains from Pittsburg State University, which won the

NCAA Division II national football championship, visited Topeka on Wednesday, Feb. 15. Seniors on the team include Calin Archer and Josh Heimerman, both of Colwich. The day at the State Capitol included a meeting with Gov. Sam Brownback, recognition in the House of Representatives and Senate, and recognition at the Board of Regents meeting. Pittsburg State won the title in December with a 35-21 victory over Wayne State of Michigan.

Doris M. (Schauf) Koester, 85, beloved mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister and aunt, entered into eternal life Feb. 25, 2012, in Cheney. She was born Aug. 14, 1926, in Garden Plain. She married Marion G. Koester on April 21, 1947, in Garden Plain. She is survived by her sons, Lester (Jane) Koester and Pat (Pam) Koester, all of Garden Plain, and Eugene (Rebecca) Koester of Cheney; daughters, Lois (Leonard) Rausch of Belle Plaine, Jane (Stan) Church of Wichita and Susanne (Kevin) Pauly of

Viola; sister, Alberta Simon of Syracuse; 25 grandchildren; and 29 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, Charles Sr. and Clara Zoglman Schauf; husband, Marion Koester; brothers, Charles Jr., Joe and Gilbert Schauf; and sister, Violet Fisher. Funeral Mass was Tuseday, Feb. 28, at St. Anthony Catholic Church in Garden Plain with Father Sam Pinkerton officiating. Interment was at St. Anthony Cemetery in Garden Plain.

Crop Activist Will Speak Tuesday At Wichita’s Newman University FOR THE CLARION Newman University has invited the community to hear longtime agriculture activist Wes Jackson speak on his new developments and strategies for crop cultivation and progressions. The lecture is set for 7 to 9:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 6, in the Performance Hall of the De Mattias Fine Arts

Center. The center is located on the north side of the Newman University campus, 3100 McCormick in Wichita. The event is sponsored by the Gerber Institute of Catholic Studies and is free and open to the public. Born and raised in Topeka, Jackson is an activist who spe-

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Turnaround Day Brings Memories Of State Legislative Session’s Start First off I want to thank everyone for the cards, letters and e-mails since the first of the year. This is the best way to stay in touch with you and as I try to address your concerns or answer your questions. I encourage anyone to write or call if you have any concerns, questions or issues you need help with. I haven’t been writing a weekly newsletter as I’m sure many of you are overwhelmed by political messages every day and the last thing you want to do is pick up your paper and read more, so I decided to hold back and give you a message so at least you know I’m still working for you and update you a little on what’s been going on. Thursday, Feb. 23, was Day 30 of the 2012 session. Friday was known as “turnaround.” Turnaround is when all bills that have been worked in respective houses and passed out as a bill are sent to the other house to be worked, amended, changed and hope-

fully passed out to be sent to the governor’s office to become law. As I sat on the House floor Thursday, listening to more than 82 bills entered for final action in the past three days, I thought back to the start of the session last year. As of Thursday, there were around 1,350 bills introduced over the two-year period. Last year we passed out 118 House and Senate bills total. This year we will probably pass out around the same numbers. As of Thursday, we passed more than 122 in the House only. This week we will start on Senate bills and they will work on ours and we start all over again. Four bills we passed Thursday of some local interest are: • HB 2555 was introduced at the request of U.S.D. 308, Hutch Rec Commission, City of Hutchinson. The bill allows the move of the Hutch Rec Commission from a school dis-

trict-sponsored, independent commission to a city-sponsored, independent rec commission. It allows the mill level to be taxed to the Hutch city limits instead of the U.S.D. 308 tax base, thus including all the people in the city of Hutchinson into the rec district. • HB 2106 enacts the Trespasser Responsibility Act. The bill provides that a land owner does not owe a duty of care to a trespasser and is not liable for injury to a trespasser except under certain instances of a child and a dangerous artificial condition on the land that might attract children, where the owner using ordinary care would not have maintained such a condition. This bill had numerous proponents and only one opponent, the Kansas Association for Justice, better known as the Trial Lawyers. You can figure that one out. • HB 2629, related to product liability claim in used products, or as is where is, or

used parts due to product failure of a used part that was resold after used by a consumer and was sold in substantially the same condition as when it acquired for resale. I believe this mostly is referring to used parts from salvage yards, car, truck and tractor. Again, it had a numerous list of proponents and only one opponent, the same one as above. • HB 2295 related to deer permits, hunting seasons, changes and implementations, better known as the deer bill. I started this bill four years ago in respect to Bob Crandall and other motorcycle riders and drivers who have lost their lives or were injured by deer in accidents. After working four years with the Wildlife and Parks secretary to get a program that will work for drivers, landowners and hunters, it will create a new pre-rut antlerless rifle season in certain deer management units. It will also

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MT. HOPE Haven Fans Prepare For Ulysses Trip CAN WE TALK? C ongratulations to the Lady Cats for the exciting win over Colby on Monday night! I had a good feeling it was going to end that way and, sure enough, the ladies delivered! They played phenomenally. I was nervous all day long and it only got worse as time drew closer to tipoff! The band playing, the student section and fans in the stands — it was the perfect setting with a great ending! I must say, however, it was a tad bit awkward as the Colby fans sat in the hometeam section of the bleachers. I couldn’t help but hear them

LESLIE STEPHAN as they critiqued our players, the refs, etc., but I was a good fan and just listened. It only made me want to cheer just a little bit louder! Maybe they thought it would get into our


heads and we would crumble from their presence … bummer for them that didn’t work! The buzzer sounded — game over! We were moving on! Now it’s time to load up the car, pack a lunch, a pillow and some reading material for the trek to Ulysses to face the Indians of Andale. It seems odd that two teams seven miles apart will drive to Timbuktu to play each other! Somehow that makes no sense to me, but then again a lot of things don’t! There is no doubt it will be an actionpacked, high-energy game, with so much at stake as both

teams vie for their seat at the state tournament! Best of luck, players and coaches … I’ve got my bag packed and we’re ready to go! Tuesday night the boys’ team faced the Cheney Cardinals. Hopefully that one turned out just as well for them as it did for the ladies! Face paint for Ulysses? I’m pretty sure my daughter would veto that one! Maybe I just won’t tell her. After all, she’ll be on the bus. I’ll just surprise her (rather mortify her)! Have a great week!

cancer From Page 1 they have a 7-year-old son, Cody, 6-year-old daughter, Addison, and 5-year-old Jared. “The bond has brought us together,” Kim said. “You think you’re close, but it brings us closer together. I kind of get overprotective.” Being surrounded by family and friends is a priceless plus. For instance, Kim recently ran into an old classmate while she was grocery shopping. “You don’t realize the little things you miss when you’re gone (from home),” she said. “In Kansas City, you go shopping and it’s just a bunch of people.” Sometimes, when Josh is feeling up to it, they like to take outings in the country.

“I like to drive around and look for wildlife, for animals,” Josh said, “just see what you can see.” And they’re taking it a day at a time. There’s a “50-50” chance that the treatments will be effective, but “we don’t know right now,” Josh said. Doctors may try different types of treatment, he said. “We’re hoping to stop it,” Josh continued. “I have a lot to live for. I want to watch my kids grow up. It (illness) brings us closer to friends and family. It makes you appreciate life. “We appreciate everything everyone is doing,” he said. In addition to the benefit event, funds may be sent to the First National Bank of Southern Kansas, P.O. Box 189, Mount Hope, KS 67108.

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LUKE Johnson, center, is sandwiched between two Halstead defenders as he tries to grab a rebound for Haven. Sixth-seeded Haven played the first round of its Class 4A sub-state game Tuesday, Feb. 28, at Cheney, the No. 3 seed.

Mount Hope Man Earns Service Award FOR THE CLARION On Jan. 19, 2012, observer Eric Stites was presented a Length of Service Award for 10 years of service for the Mount Hope area. Leon Wasinger, Observing Program Team Leader, National Weather Service in Wichita, presented the award to Stites. During the past 10 years, Stites has provided precipitation readings for the Mount Hope area. He is part of a National Network of Observers, consisting of more than 11,000 observers. This data is collected and sent to the National Climatic Data Center (NCDC) and to the Weather Data Library at Kansas State University. The NCDC publishes these records monthly, making them available to the public. Kansas State University also collects the data, and it can be requested by the public. The data provided by the observers is used for a wide variety of uses,

implement a combination antlered and antlerless deer permit prior to April 1, 2013, through the adoption of rules and regulations. It will also allow crossbows to be used during bow season. It had several proponents and only one opponent, the bow hunters association. It passed overwhelmingly, 10122. A neat observation as the same number of votes as my district number. With that I dedicate this bill in memory of Robert Crandall. The office of repealer has introduced around 50 statures to be repealed. Here is a few that were on the books that haven’t been used for years that I thought you might find interesting: Recording farm names; fees. Any farm owner in this state may, upon the payment of one dollar to the county clerk of the county in which said farm is located, have the name of his farm duly recorded in a register which the county clerk shall keep for said purpose, and shall be furnished a certificate, issued under seal, and setting forth the name and location of the farm and the name of the owner: Provided, That when any name shall have been recorded as the name of any farm, such name shall not be recorded as the name of any other farm in the same county, except by prefixing or adding


CUTLINE info is Frutiger 65 Bold, 9.5 size, 10.25 pt, ragged right. Photo credit is Frutiger 55 Roman, 8.5 size. including from climatological studies. The information also is provided to businesses and the media. The National Weather Service extended its sincere appreciation to Stites for his 10 years of dedicated service.

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designating words. Office of sheriff vacated when prisoner taken and lynched; reinstatement. If any person taken from the hands of a sheriff or such sheriff's deputy having such person in custody is lynched, such lynching shall be evidence of failure on the part of such sheriff to do such sheriff's duty, such sheriff's office shall immediately be vacated, and the county clerk shall immediately succeed to and perform the duties of sheriff. The big issues such as school finance, income taxes and property taxes have yet to be passed out of committee and decided at this time to even offer discussion or to even give you any information on this yet. Every day these bills change in committees so as soon as I find out what will be in the new bill or how they will affect us, I will try to let you know also. Well, I believe I said enough already. As always, it’s a privilege to serve the patrons of the 101st. I want to thank you for allowing me to represent you and your interest. You can always contact me at my office in Topeka at 785-296-7647 or at, or at my home number, 620459-6927. State Rep. Joe Seiwert 101st District

PUBLIC NOTICE Published in The Clarion March 1, 8, 15, 2012 IN THE DISTRICT COURT OF SEDGWICK COUNTY, KANSAS In the Matter of the Estate of Case No. 2012-PR-171 BEVERLY KARON ALPHA, Deceased NOTICE TO CREDITORS THE STATE OF KANSAS TO ALL PERSONS CONCERNED: You are notified that on February 21st, 2012, a Petition for Probate of Will and Issuance of Letters Testamentary under the Kansas Simplified Estates Act was filed in this Court by Kimberly K. Wilcox, a devisee and legatee, and Executrix named in the "Last Will and

Testament of Beverly Karon Alpha," deceased. All creditors are notified to exhibit their demands against the estate within four months from the date of first publication of this notice, as provided by law, and if their demands are not thus exhibited, they shall be forever barred. Kimberly K. Wilcox, Petitioner Tammy M. Martin, #13468 CASE, MOSES, ZIMMERMAN & MARTIN, P.A. 200 West Douglas, Suite 900 Wichita, Kansas 67202 316-303-0100 Attorneys for Petitioner

PUBLIC NOTICE Published in The Clarion March 1, 8, 15, 2012 IN THE EIGHTEENTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT DISTRICT COURT, SEDGWICK COUNTY, KANSAS PROBATE DEPARTMENT IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE OF 11 PR 820 Case No. MARY A. DEGNER, DECEASED ______________________________ Pursuant to Chapter 59 of Kansas Statutes Annotated. NOTICE TO CREDITORS THE STATE OF KANSAS TO ALL PERSONS CONCERNED: You are hereby notified that on the 2nd day of August, 2011, a Petition was filed in this Court by Natalie J. Dunlap,

praying that she be appointed administrator and that she be granted Letters of Administration. All creditors are notified to exhibit their demands against the Estate within four months from the date of the first publication of this Notice, as provided by law, and if their demands are not thus exhibited, they shall be forever barred. NATALIE J. DUNLAP Petitioner DUGAN & DUGAN Attorneys at Law, L.L.C. 940 North Tyler, #206 Wichita, Kansas 67212 Phone: (316) 721-5500 Fax: (316) 722-7510 Attorneys for Petitioner

PUBLIC NOTICE Published in The Clarion February 16, 23, March 1, 2012 IN THE EIGHTEENTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT DISTRICT COURT OF SEDGWICK COUNTY, KANSAS PROBATE DEPARTMENT IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE OF CASE NO. 12 PR 120 MINNIE M. BURTON, Deceased ______________________________ (Petition Pursuant to K.S.A. Chapter 59)

Will and Testament of Minnie M. Burton dated May 21, 1980, requesting Informal Administration and to Admit the Will to Probate. You are required to file your written defenses to the Petition on or before the 14th day of March, 2012 at 10:00 a.m. in this Court, in the City of Wichita, Sedgwick County, Kansas, at which time and place the cause will be heard. Should you fail to file your written defenses, judgment and decree will be entered in due course upon the Petition.

NOTICE OF HEARING THE STATE OF KANSAS TO ALL PERSONS CONCERNED: You are notified that on the 7th day of February, 2012 a Petition was filed in this Court by Shirley Mae Voth, an heir, devisee, legatee and named fiduciary in the Last

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Focus On The Positives ... Life Goes On here are times in life when the fates seem to enjoy the twists and turns of life and when things are difficult. But at times like that, it is always good to focus on the positives, of which there always seem to be plenty. Friends and family are always the mainstay of our lives and we couldn’t do it without them. And life does go on. One of the best things to occur in our lives in the past few weeks was the birth of our “sweet 16” grandchild, Ames Stephen McFadden. The little guy weighed in at 8 pounds, 4 ounces, and was approximately 19 inches long. His birthday is Dec. 27. Ames is the first child of Matthew and Suzanne McFadden of Olathe. He is welcomed into the family by numerous aunts, uncles and cousins besides the grandpar-



Phyllis McFadden or 445-2156 ents. Maternal grandparents are Linda and Jeff Schreiber of Omaha, Neb. Ames also claims two great-grandparents. Jeff’s dad, Charles Schreiber, and wife Jean (who are lucky enough to split their year between Arizona and Colorado), and Linda’s mother, Shirley Martin of Kansas City, Mo., can boast their first great-grandchild. Everyone

Bowling Teams Conclude Season By AMY HOUSTON THE CLARION STAFF The Andale bowling teams concluded their seasons in regional action last weekend. The squads traveled to Great Bend for their Class 51A regional Saturday, Feb. 25, at Walnut Bowl. No Andale bowlers advanced to the state tournament. The Indian boys placed last with a team score of 2,008. Great Bend won at home with 2,415. Andrew Heimerman led Andale with a three-game series of 536. Other team members and their scores: Jared Smarsh, 514; Tyler Winsor, 494; Jacob Fogarty, 450; Nolan Berning, 396; and Nick Cordell, 369. Newton’s Austin Gronau was the regional champion. He rolled a 626 series.

The Andale girls also finished last with a total of 1,374. Buhler generated 2,372 for first place. Elaine Neville led the Indians with a 382 series. Other team members and their totals were Bethany Berning, 337; Taylor Dagenais, 334; Katarina Howe, 321; and Makayla Cummings, 267. Casey Bailey anchored Buhler with 650 and claimed the regional crown. Class 5-1A Boys’ Regional at Walnut Bowl Great Bend 2,415, Liberal 2,364, McPherson 2,298, Cheney 2,244, Salina Sacred Heart 2,198, Newton 2,197, Holcomb 2,056, Buhler 2,009, Andale 2,008, Class 5-1A Girls’ Regional at Walnut Bowl Buhler 2,372, McPherson 2,131, Great Bend 2,069, Newton 1,990, Liberal 1,924, Maize South 1,923, Holcomb 1,741, Cheney 1,719, Andale 1,374

was glad to see the little guy arrive before the new year. Ames has already had his first visit to Grandma and Grandpa McFadden’s house and has fingerprints all over from admiring cousin, etc. Basketball regular season is over for most of the players. Only the teams going to state and college teams are enjoying a few more games. Our grandkids’ teams did very well and it is so much fun watching them. They range in age from 8 years to high school, and the differences in play take some getting used to, but each game offers its own kind of entertainment. Now we get ready for baseball, track and golf. Hope the weather cooperates. We could use just a little less wind. Spring is just around the corner, but it seems like the corner keeps moving just a bit out of reach. Even so, the

buds on the trees keep getting a little bigger and the early season flowers keep growing, making time seem to be a bit of slow motion. The high of the day lasts such a short time that it is easy to miss. When the whole days are a little warmer it will be bike-riding time again, and I really look forward to that. I do not ride in the cold weather – I just do not enjoy it. We are getting ready for another Texas wedding in October of this year. Son Michael is engaged to a wonderful girl from Marshall, Texas, which is in the eastern-central part of the state – a very woodsy and outdoor kind of place. His fiancé is Kasey Oden, and we are glad to welcome her into the family. That will be six down and two to go. The past several weeks, the local area K of C has been

Meeting Set For March 9 In Andale FOR THE CLARION Andale Elementary School will hold a pre-registration meeting from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Friday, March 9, for parents of students who will attend kindergarten during the 2012-13 school year. This meeting is for parents only and will be held in the grade school library. To limit

distractions, please do not bring any children to this meeting. Sign-up for kindergarten screening will take place April 5 in Gym B at the District Office. Parents need to bring the official state birth certificate, Social Security card and current immunization records for their child. Contact the school office at 444-2628 with any questions.

Street Will Close For Railroad Repairs FOR THE CLARION Railroad crossing repairs will close Second Street by the railroad tracks beginning

Monday, March 5, through Friday, March 9, in Andale. Local traffic will have to take an alternate route while the repairs are under way.

Andale HSO Plans School Carnival FOR THE CLARION A school carnival will take place Sunday, March 4, at Andale High School’s Gym B. The HSO fundraiser will

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Screening Will Take Place March 9 FOR THE CLARION A free screening to identify preschool children with potential learning problems will be held Friday, March 9, in Valley Center. The screening is part of the statewide Count Your Kid In program and is being sponsored by the Kansas Department of Education and the Sedgwick County Area Educational Services Interlocal Cooperative. Preschool-aged children who reside in Burrton, Sedgwick, Valley Center, Maize, Renwick, Goddard, Cheney, Conway Springs or Clearwater school districts may be assessed for hearing, vision, cognitive skills, gross and fine motor skills at the clinic.

The clinic will be conducted at Grace Connections Church, 300 N. Ash, Valley Center. The purpose is to screen and assess children age birth through 5 who may have special educational needs. There are several objectives to the Count Your Kid In screening. The first is to locate preschool children who have a high probability of needing special programs and services. The screening’s second objective is to provide parents with suggestions for activities that can benefit their child’s development. A third objective is to encourage interagency cooperation in the community, both in the referral and follow-up services. Parents wishing more information or to make an appointment should call 794-8641.

active with bingo every second and fourth Sunday of the month, basketball free throw contest, and benefit breakfasts for area seminarians and Nathan Winter, son of Fred and Nancy Winter of St. Marks, who is fighting cancer. I know Nathan from when he was in high school with our son, Matthew, and know he is a great young man. (I was going to say kid, but I forget they are all adults now.) He can use all the help and prayers we can give. The council also sponsored a Red Cross blood drive Saturday morning, Feb. 18. According to event chairman Mark Baalman, the turnout was about the same as other years with 38 units collected. There were, however, six other potential donors who were short of time and not able to stay because of the time it took to fill out a rather lengthy medical form.

The drive goal was 44 units, which would have been reached if the six potential donors could have stayed. Mark stated that the Red Cross is working on getting a shorter (quicker) form that would still be adequate for quality collection of blood. The K of C would like to thank all the people who helped or donated during the drive. The citywide garage sales for Andale will be Saturday, April 14, so get busy cleaning out the garage, attic, sheds or basements or wherever you store items you don’t want or need anymore because someone else wants them. And if you are looking for something, that is the day to be out in Andale. I’m sure it will be there. Have a good week.

Andale To Host Severe Weather Safety Program FOR THE CLARION A severe weather safety program will take place during Severe Weather Awareness Week at Andale City Hall. Sedgwick County Emergency Management will present a program developed by the National Weather Service to help educate Sedgwick County citizens

about severe weather and ways to stay safe. The class is free of charge for Sedgwick County residents. It will start at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 14, at City Hall, 326 N. Main. The program will be presented by Cody Charvat, training and exercise officer for Sedgwick County Emergency Management, and it is sponsored by the Andale Police Department.

ANDALE POLICE REPORTS Police reports are public record and are subject to the Kansas Open Records Act. Feb. 6, 12:16 p.m. – Police issued a warning for a parking violation in the 400 block of Chelsee. Feb. 6, 1 p.m. – Police provided an outside assist for the Goddard Police Department with a carjacking suspect at Parallel Road and Yoder Road. Feb. 7, 8 a.m. – Police provided an outside assist for the sheriff’s office on 61st Street, east of town, for a missing person. They later learned the person was not missing. Feb. 7, 9 p.m. – Police responded to the report of a suspicious person in the 300 block of Huntington. The report was unfounded. Feb. 8, 5:40 a.m. – Police stopped a motorist at Anderson and Andale Road and issued a warning for speeding. Feb. 8, 6:30 a.m. – Police stopped a motorist at Anderson and Dale streets and issued a warning for running a stop sign. Feb. 8, 8 a.m. – Police assisted a motorist who had locked keys in a car in the 400 block of Rush. Feb. 9, 4:30 p.m. – Police provided an outside assist and checked on suspicious people in the 27000 block of 29th Street. They were Internet service technicians. Feb. 11, 2:10 a.m. – Police assisted the Kansas Highway Patrol with an injury accident at K-96 and 279th Street. Feb. 12, 12:30 a.m. – Police responded to a disturbance in the 300 block of Main Street and

directed bar patrons to leave. Feb. 13, 6 p.m. – Police responded to a non-injury accident in the parking lot at 700 Rush. Feb. 14, 8 p.m. – Police checked on a suspicious person at Andale Road and Second Street. It was a business employee. Feb. 15, 5:44 a.m. – Police stopped a motorist at Anderson and 247th streets and issued a warning for failure to come to a complete stop. Feb. 15, 6:35 a.m. – Police stopped a motorist at Anderson and 247th streets and issued a warning for running a stop sign. Feb. 16, 3:19 a.m. – Police assisted the sheriff’s office with a suspicious vehicle in the 3500 block of 247th Street. Feb. 17, 5 p.m. – Police responded to an alarm at 700 Rush. It was accidentally set off by an employee. Feb. 18, 1:14 a.m. – Police checked on a suspicious vehicle at First and Dale streets and discovered a registered sex offender. Feb. 18, 7 p.m. – Police responded to a family disturbance in the 500 block of Crestview. Feb. 18, 8:15 p.m. – Police took the report of a theft in the 300 block of Andale Road. Feb. 19, 1:24 a.m. – Police stopped a motorist in the 200 block of Andale Road and issued a warning for a headlight out. Feb. 19, 1:30 a.m. – Police stopped a motorist in the 100 block of Andale Road and issued a warning for failure to dim lights.

crop From Page 2 cializes in the advancement of cultivating crops. Founder of the Land Institute in Salina and author of “Consulting the Genius of the Place and Nature as Measure” as well as many articles, Jackson has spent the past 30 years dedicating his life to methods of improving agriculture, both in crop yield and quality. His current work includes the development of perennial crops such

as wheat, sorghum and sunflower. The event is the second in a series of lectures focused on the topic “Land.” The Gerber Institute of Catholic Studies at Newman University is an organization that promotes the development of Catholic thought and education through various topics of public concern. Those interested in the world of agriculture or involved with this industry should find this event informational.

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COLWICH Luke’s sTory

Brandon’s story

From Page 1 Virginia. “With sudden death and violent death, there is horror,” said Vicki. “And suicide seems to add to that horror because of all of the questions. And everybody feels guilty. “Luke’s suicide followed a minor car accident after he had gone to a party with the football team that he wasn’t supposed to have been at,” she added. Vicki described her son’s suicide as “an overreaction” and “a permanent solution to a very temporary problem.” The situation was perhaps more difficult because of the family’s political life. The Tiahrts issued a statement about Luke’s death and received requests for interviews on national television, which felt “so intrusive,” said Vicki. Since the older Tiahrt children were in college, Vicki recalled, the house became quiet and still after Luke’s death. He and his friends had brought a loud and lively presence to their home that was suddenly silenced. “Luke’s death just left a huge hole in our family and in each of us,” she said. “Our family was really close. John will say that he lost his best friend, and Jessica was the big sister. Luke was the baby of our family and his personality was so much fun. He made us laugh every day. If you wanted to go do something, he would always go with you. He was really a go-getter and very social.” Vicki said she experienced the stages of grief such as shock, anger and despair. “Those stages of grief that are written about, I think, are real but they’re not linear,” she said. “You bounce around. “Todd and I think of Luke every day, and many times a day. We still are not healed,” she continued. “I think losing Luke to suicide has made us more compassionate toward other people and less judgmental.” Vicki said Luke’s death had also changed the family in the following ways: • After reading statistics about marriages that were inclined to break up after losing a child to suicide, she and

Tom’s story Tom Morrison, a Colwich resident, liked people. He cared about their safety, said his wife, Mary Ann, and he enjoyed a career with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration. “He was very talkative – liked to be around people,” she said. “He never met a stranger.” The couple married in 1969 and had two children, a son and daughter. Tom retired in 2003 and spent more time with Lauren, the granddaughter they were raising who was born in 2000. He liked education – he held a bachelor’s degree in biology and a master’s degree in environmental science. In his spare time, he enjoyed riding his Harley-Davidson, fishing and hunting. He was an avid sports fan and he coached Lauren’s T-ball team. Mary Ann provided child care out of her home, and Tom helped look after Lauren and

Todd resolved to beat the odds. • She has become more sensitive and more protective. “I know that if I ever hear a young person sound like they are despairing, I take it really seriously,” said Vicki. “I’ve annoyed some of my young friends because I’m concerned.” • The family realized that “the unspeakable” and “the unthinkable” could happen. “I don’t want to just wallow in it,” Vicki said, “but if we can spare other families from having to go through it, I sure want to by being very honest about the aftermath.” As a parent, Vicki feels the renewed pain of Luke’s absence when a stranger asks how many children she has. “I can say ‘three’ and then I wonder about the follow-up to that: ‘Where are your children?’ And then how much do I say to this total stranger?” Vicki asked. “Grief is very odd because sometimes I can say, ‘We lost our youngest son in 2004 and he would now be 24’ and I can get through it. Other times I say it and it pierces me and I get emotional. And you don’t want to break down publicly, although I think it’s OK to do that. But I would like to be stronger.” Vicki said Luke’s death caused her to question her own judgment and if she had missed signs of trouble in him. She added that she and Todd talked to their kids about drugs, alcohol and choosing friends wisely, but it didn’t occur to them to caution their children about suicide. “It could happen to anybody,” she said. “And that’s what makes it such a difficult subject to face, is that suicide can happen in any family.” Following Luke’s death, Vicki reviewed a checklist for signs of depression, and she said his personality fit only one category – a lack of organization. “But he was impulsive and he was a risk taker and he didn’t think about consequences,” she said. “And all of those things made him a lot of fun. … Our pastors in Virginia said that spontaneity that we all loved in him played into his death.” the other kids. “When he retired, he was the cook and bottle washer and did the arts and crafts,” Mary Ann recalled. “He was good. He liked doing that.” Unfortunately, Tom also suffered from early-onset Alzheimer’s disease. He died from suicide in November 2006, on his son’s birthday. He was 61. “He had told me he was going to commit suicide when it got to the point he couldn’t handle it anymore,” said Mary Ann. “I didn’t think he really would,” she added. “After him saying it so many times, you’re just kind of, ‘Yeah, right.’” He sent Mary Ann and Lauren to pick up pizza at Gambino’s in Colwich. When they returned home, Mary Ann noticed the contents of his pants pockets and jacket pockets arranged on the couch. She said she knew what had happened, so she took Lauren back to Gambino’s and summoned help. “Things just got worse for

Brandon Seiler loved the outdoors. He preferred to spend his time hunting and fishing. At 21, the Andale High School graduate worked for Weninger Drilling. His aunt, Jeanann Ketzner, had no trouble naming her most vivid memory of her quiet nephew. “He had the most beautiful smile – and all he had to do was just look at you and smile,” she said. “It makes my eyes water just talking about his smile.” Brandon, of Colwich, died from suicide in January 2012. Ketzner had just arrived at work when she received the news. “It’s one of those things that you think it’s never going to happen to you,” she said, “and then when it does, I can’t even explain it. I still look at his picture to this day and want to cry. It just breaks your heart.” Ketzner was especially saddened for Seiler’s mother, a resident of Andale. “Brandon’s mom lost a husband a year before that,” Ketzner recalled. “She moved back home, she found out her mom had cancer and then her mom died. Five days later, she loses her son. She’s a strong person, but boy, that’s hard.” Ketzner found the questions surrounding Brandon’s death difficult to resolve. “We’ve gone back over it so much,” she said, “and you wonder why. You just wonder why. “This, just the unknown, it just breaks my heart,” she added. “The last time I had seen Brandon was at Christmas. I look back now and I think, ‘Oh, if I had only known how he felt. If there was anything I could have said or done to prevent it … ’ Another one of Brandon’s aunts, Cindy Seiler, had experience losing family members to suicide, including her brother and her uncle. Her brother, of Atlanta, Ga., died five days before his 40th birthday in 2004. “I had literally talked to him the day before he did it,” said Seiler. Her uncle, who lived outside Clearwater, was in his 60s when he died in 2007. “It’s a different type of mourning,” Seiler said. “One

him, and mentally and physically, it just got too much for him to handle,” said Mary Ann. “He told me, ‘I’ve changed too many babies’ diapers and there’s no way you’re going to change mine.’” Jason Scheck, a licensed clinical social worker and director of crisis services for COMCARE, said people should watch for observable signs of depression like hopelessness or threatening suicide. “I would encourage people to take comments about suicide seriously and to not brush them off and to listen for those kind of comments,” he advised. Mary Ann said the community reacted to Tom’s death with compassion, visiting her and expressing offers of help. “You’re in shock when it first happens,” she said. “Then you feel like, ‘What should I have done?’ or ‘Could I have been there to help?’ Then you get mad that they did it. “We had all the plans of going and doing things with Lauren,” she continued. “He

thing I’ve learned through this is you can’t ask why because no one is ever going to be able to answer that.” Jason Scheck, a licensed clinical social worker and director of crisis services for COMCARE of Sedgwick County, said one risk factor for suicide was a family history of that type of death. “In families, a death by suicide leaves other family members vulnerable to death by suicide,” he said. Seiler said that when someone calls to notify her of a relative’s suicide “it’s not such a shock as it used to be.” “The pain of it doesn’t get easier,” she added. “You still miss them.” Seiler said her mother attended a suicide support group, Good Grief, on Monday nights in Wichita. Seiler was interested in attending Scheck’s presentation Sunday at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Colwich. “In all three of the deaths I have experienced in suicide, none of them really gave a clue,” she said. As a result, she would like to hear Scheck’s information about warning signs. She figured there might be signs she hadn’t thought about, and she wanted to know what to look for in the future. Seiler and Ketzner were glad that the upcoming meeting had been scheduled in Colwich. “I just think it’s real important to be more open about it to be able to talk about it,” said Seiler. “I’m not saying that I wasn’t embarrassed with my brother and my uncle, but it’s not near the way it used to be. I think it helps the process to be more open about it and talk about it.” Ketzner plans to join her sister-in-law, four nieces and a few friends to run a halfmarathon in April and raise money for the Sedgwick County Suicide Prevention Coalition. “I’m just sad that now my family’s been affected by it,” Ketzner said. “I know what the other families are going through. I told Jason (Scheck) this morning, if we can raise money to help get you to speak somewhere one more time, to get one more person to realize there are people out there that care, then it’s worth it.” took those all away from us.” Mary Ann moved into town because she couldn’t stay at the house, she explained. Lauren missed her grandfather, too. “She knows now that Papa was sick and what he did,” Mary Ann remarked. She said Father Ken Schuckman recently spoke about suicide in church, and she expressed hope that Scheck’s presentation Sunday would be well-attended. One result she hoped to see was the establishment of a local support group for those who have lost loved ones to suicide. “Two or three suicides ago, we should’ve had a support group,” said Mary Ann. “Like the Lions (Club), we meet once a month. I think the support group should meet once a month,” she added. Mary Ann said she would “definitely” recommend counseling for those who had been affected by suicide. She also said it helped to talk to others

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Patterson Book Among Arrivals One of the newest arrivals is another of the books that saying the author’s name is nearly enough said about the book. James Patterson has a loyal following of readers. His newest book is titled “Private Games” and is written with Mark Sullivan. However, Patterson is the only one pictured on the cover. Private is the name of an investigation firm employing only the smartest, fastest, etc. agents. Four hundred of them have been sent to London to protect competitors in the Olympic Games. One of the organizing committee has been murdered. A person calling himself Cronus claims he killed the man and is going to restore the Olympics to its original glory. The jacket tells us Patterson is delivering an exhilarating action-packed thriller with this book that moves to a wildly powerful climax. Sophie Kinsella writes books with no serious message

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Nancy Maus except to enjoy a little escape from your real world. Her new arrival is titled “I’ve Got Your Number” and is here for you. Poppy Wyatt is engaged and feels she is the luckiest person alive. Magnus Tavish gave her a ring that had been in her family for three generations, and his family is coming today to welcome her into the family. Oh, yes, the dark cloud approaches and stops over Poppy’s head. Following a hotel fire drill she realizes she has lost the ring and her phone. She finds an abandoned phone in a trash can. Now she has a number for the hotel to reach her when they

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HAVEN Local Couple Launches Site Children’s Storytime Features Polar Bears At Haven Library Haven A Highlights The Library local couple recently launched a new website for the farming community. While less time seems available for face-to-face farm talk, the new website offers a chance to keep the heritage of “coffee shop” discussion at the convenience of the busy farmer. As the site describes itself, it’s “The All Farm, All the Time Network.” Designed by farmers for farmers, features discussion forums to foster communication and share ideas. The site organizes groups to narrow farming interests including Dry Land


Rachel Thalmann No-Till, Row Crop Convention Tillage, Cow/Calf Producers, to name a few. A market to buy or sell farm essentials or advertise products can be utilized on FARMTIME as well as quick access to local weather and electronic trade markets. Resources available include FarmBlogs, FarmTips, and

Kindergarten Visit Set For March 14 FOR THE CLARION Haven Grade School is beginning its kindergarten round-up activities for the 2012-13 school year. The activities will begin by visiting with the kindergarten teachers Wednesday, March 14. At this visit the kindergartener and his/her parents will meet one of the teachers and participate in a short skills inventory. On the morning of April 24, any child eligible for kinder-

garten next year will be invited to visit a kindergarten classroom for the morning. The children will participate in the regular kindergarten activities and eat lunch at school. Another activity planned is a beforeschool visit to the classroom in August. Those who have children who will be 5 years of age by Sept. 1, 2012, are encouraged to call HGS by March 7 or as soon as possible at 620-4652501.

FarmFamily to include the entire spectrum of farming – family included. More information and accommodating features are continually being added for the benefit of the farmer. The website is in its early stages with a little under 60 members. The vision includes hundreds, hopefully thousands, of farmers utilizing the site. Check out to join the newest coffee shop – where you can virtually find everything farming.

Partridge Sweeps Valley 9 Tourney FOR THE CLARION The Partridge Grade School boys’ and girls’ basketball teams recently won championships. In the finals of the Valley 9 tournament, the Lady Huskies dominated the St. Pat Crusaders in a 33-16 thrashing while the boys held on to beat the St. Pat team 39-33. Mary Wagler led the Partridge girls with 18 points. Jamal Rogers and Connor Peirce scored 13 and 12 points, respectively, for the boys.

Spring Mission Day Approaches FOR THE CLARION The Hutchinson Zone LWML Spring Mission Day will be held Saturday, March 3, at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Haven. Registration is at 9 a.m., with the meeting beginning at 9:30 a.m. Lutheran women

from Hutchinson, Lyons, Salina, Moundridge, Canton, McPherson, Cheney and Haven will be represented at the event. The Spring Mission Day speakers will be Chuck and Ann Jedele of Winfield. The Jedeles are educators who, after retirement in 1998,



Mary Jane Biltz Storytime on Friday was all about polar bears. The children listened to the story “The Three Snow Bears,” worked on a polar bear craft and even got to make their own polar bear snack. The picture is of the children with their snacks; it’s amazing how you can make a polar bear face with rice cakes, cottage cheese, raisins, banana circles and Oreo cookies. New books that have arrived include: “Defending Jacob” by William Landay (a DA’s son is accused of murder), “Private Games” by James Patterson (Private is the firm that has been commissioned to provide the security for the London Olympics; then the murders begin), “Midnight in Austenland” by Shannon Hale (a country manor in England provides a vacation spot for an American woman; things begin to turn sinister even with all the Jane Austen experiences), “A Moveable Feast” by Ernest

Hemingway ( for any of you who read “A Paris Wife,” this is Hemingway’s version of what happened in Paris), Shirley Botsford’s “Daddy’s Ties” (contains instructions for making quilts, keepsakes and other projects out of men’s ties), and “Utility Quilting” by Carolyn Forster (an easy, stress-free way to quickly hand quilt). Our new YA book, “My Family For the War” by Anne Voorhoeve (the story of a young girl smuggled out of Germany during the Kindertransport in WWII), is also available for checkout. Our next book that we will be reading is “Killing Lincoln” by Bill O’Reilly. This

is a nonfiction book that goes into detail about the effect the assassination of Abraham Lincoln had on our nation and history, in general. I have started to receive the books from Interlibrary Loan so drop in and check one out. The discussion will be at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 5. Refreshments will be served. Join us for a lively discussion; hope to see you there. Library hours are Tuesdays and Thursdays, noon to 7 p.m.; Wednesdays, noon to 5 p.m.; and Fridays and Saturdays, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Library board meetings are at 7 p.m. the first Tuesday of the month.


began short-term volunteer mission service trips. Their trips took them around the world – Bethlehem-West Bank Palestine, China, Brazil, India, Alaska and Kenya. Chuck Jedele also served three times in disaster relief in News Orleans and Kansas. Ann Jedele, an active LWML member for 55 years, serves as Short-term Mission Coordinator for the Kansas District LCMS.

Wreck Near Haven Injures Woman, Kills Dog In Car FOR THE CLARION A wreck that occurred last week near Haven injured a woman and killed a dog in her car. According to the Reno County Sheriff’s Office, Martin Sellberg, 55, was driving east on K-96 in a 2004 Toyota Landcruiser when Amber Wortz, 41, turned south onto Arlington Road in front of Sellberg. The sheriff’s office indicated that Sellberg was unable to stop and struck Wortz’s 1998 Buick Park Avenue on the passenger-side front door. Wortz was airlifted by Midwest Lifeteam to a Wichita hospital, Via Christi on St. Francis, in serious condition. A dog in Wortz’s car died at the scene. Both vehicles had to be towed.


HANNAH Jeffery of Haven High School signed to play softball at Sterling College. Pictured in the front row, left to right, are: Traci Jeffery, Hannah Jeffery and Mike Jeffery. In the back row, left to right, are: Haven softball coach Darin Ashworth and Sterling College head softball coach Hosea Bell.

Gathering For Gardeners Will Be March 10 FOR THE CLARION A day filled with free gardening information for homeowners and gardeners has been scheduled for Saturday, March 10. This is the 23rd year for the event titled “A Gathering For Gardeners.” The Hutchinson Horticulture Club organizes and sponsors the event each year as its educational project for the community. It will be held at Our Redeemer Lutheran Church at 407 E. 12th, just west of the Cosmosphere. Doors open at 8:30 a.m. with the morning session beginning at 9. The first topic is “Kitchen Gardens – Herbs and More” by Kay Neff. She operates Neff Family Farm, which is located outside Sedgwick. She will cover information on some of the common herbs you might want to grow in a kitchen garden but will also make some other suggestions to consider. Next, at 10 a.m., Alan Stevens, director of K-State

Horticulture Research Centers from Olathe, will speak on “Flowers for Heat and Drought.” After last summer, this information could be helpful in planning this year’s gardens. The last presentation for the morning will begin at 11. Pam Paulsen, Reno County horticulture agent for K-State Research and Extension, will present “Using Water Wisely – Yard and Garden.” She will explain the different types of irrigation methods and which type is best for specific situations. Again, after last summer, watering may need to be a high priority for plant survival. The afternoon programs will resume at 1 p.m. with Jason French, plant specialist at Stutzmans Greenhouse, presenting “In the Dirt and Digging It.” He will share how gardeners can prepare their soil for planting, in containers or gardens, and what soil amendments they may want to incorporate. At 2, Cary Rivard, vegetable specialist for K-State

Research and Extension, will cover “Successful Vegetable Gardening in Kansas.” More people seem to be interested in growing their own vegetables, so this presentation could benefit the beginner or the experienced gardener. He will include information on a variety of vegetables. The last presentation of the day will begin at 3. The topic of “New and Future Plants” will be presented by Mike DeRee, sales representative for Ball Seed Company. His presentation will include new and innovative annuals and perennials for spring 2012. He will also explain where flower breeding is headed and what to expect in coming years. There will be no charge to attend any of the “Gathering for Gardeners” programs, although registration at the door is requested. Door prize drawings will be held throughout the day. The program is designed so individuals may attend any or all of the topics.

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MAIZE Eagles Clinch League Title By FRED SOLIS THE CLARION STAFF MAIZE – The Maize High School girls realized one of their season goals Friday as they finished the regular season downing Newton 37-28 and clinching the Ark Valley Chisholm Trail League Division I basketball championship. “We’re really happy,” said Maize coach Jerrod Handy. “That’s one of our chants whenever we break away from practice every day, it’s ‘league champs.’ That’s one of our major goals is to be league champs, so we got it outright tonight and we’re really, really happy. “We always want to win the league champs, we want to win sub-state and we want to win state,” he said. While the game ended well for the Lady Eagles, the start was uncharacteristically slow for the team, which scored just five points in the first quarter. The Railers tallied nine points in the opening period. Maize (18-2, 11-1) scored the first four points of the second quarter to tie the game 9-9 at 6:25. Although the Railers scored just three points in the second quarter, they played a bruising, physical game, with hard fouls and swinging elbows, one of which nearly caught Maize’s Paige Lungwitz flush on the face. A pair of free throws by Keiryn Swenson gave the Eagles a one-point lead with


PAIGE Lungwitz of Maize, left, recoils from an elbow thrown by a Newton player. 49 seconds to go in the half. A steal by Kelsey Stewart and a feed to Jurnee Reid put Maize on top 15-12 at the break. Swenson scored an early third-quarter basket and then the Eagles went cold until

1:10, when Kiersten Parks broke the dry spell with a bucket. The Railers, meanwhile, went on a 12-point scoring spree to give them a 24-19 cushion. Each team scored two

more points in the quarter, giving Newton a 26-21 lead with one quarter to play. Lungwitz opened the fourth with four straight points to bring the Eagles within one. McKenzie Hartzog followed with a three-pointer at 6:34 to give the Eagles a 28-26 lead. Newton’s Kendra Scott tied the game with a basket around the six-minute mark. It was the last bucket for the Railers the rest of the way. As time wound down, Newton resorted to fouling, but the Eagles hit 5 of 6 from the line to nail down the win. “We talked about coming out in the fourth quarter and play our game and get under control and make good decisions with the basketball and not throw the ball away,” Handy said. “Early on we were just taking too quick shots and impatient all the time. We finally slowed down and got it under control, and the girls really came on in the fourth quarter. “We hit them with our halfcourt trap and that always gets us going, and we played well in the half-court trap,” Handy said. “I feel real good about playing the way we are. “We’re battle-tested. We’ve been through a lot of tough games; our league is really tough. I think we’ve got a great shot to go a long ways,” Handy said. Maize 37, Newton 28 Maize scoring – Paige Lungwitz 11, Keiryn Swenson 6, Kiersten Parks 6, McKenzie Hartzog 5, Jurnee Reid 5, Kelsey Stewart 4.

Maize Boys Prevail By One Point By FRED SOLIS THE CLARION STAFF MAIZE – The Maize High School boys finally had a close one go their way Friday as they defeated Newton 42-41. The basketball victory extended the Eagles’ winning streak to three. Maize’s Blake Pontius had the hot hand early for the Eagles, scoring six of their 10 first-quarter points. The Railers had a slim 11-10 lead at the end of the first period. Maize took a one-point lead at about the five-minute mark in the second on a three-point bucket by Ryan Hall. Shortly after that, Pontius was whistled for a technical, and Newton’s Jenson Kingsley cashed in at the line to bring the Railers within two points, 15-13. On Newton’s next possession Kingsley hit a threepointer to give the Railers a 16-15 lead. The Eagles’ Sam Strunk and Colby White closed out the second quarter by sinking two free throws apiece. But Kingsley hit the mark again as time ticked down in the half by knocking down another trey to

knot the game 19-19 going into the half. The action heated up in the third quarter as J.C. Sturgeon’s legs got tangled up with a Newton player’s and both ended up on the deck. Sturgeon complained to an official, who called Sturgeon for a technical. Kingsley took another trip to the stripe but came away empty. Back-to-back threes by Ryan McBroom gave Maize a 27-25 lead late in the quarter, but another three by Kingsley and a couple of free throws by Braedon Morrison gave Newton a 30-27 edge heading into the fourth quarter. In the early moments, the teams kept within a point of each other. At 2:35 in the quarter, though, White was fouled as he scored a basket. He hit the free throw to give the Eagles a 36-32 lead. Two more free throws by Pontius gave Maize a 38-32 advantage. But Railer Grant Walker’s trey made it a three-point game with 1:23 to go. The Eagles extended the lead to five points on Sturgeon’s two free throws with 43 seconds on the clock. Newton went into foul mode

and Maize came up blank on four attempts. The Railers were unable to make up any ground, though, until Kingsley was fouled while shooting a three with eight seconds to go in the game. He made all three free throws to make it a two-point ballgame, 40-38, with Maize on top. Newton then quickly fouled White, who sank two free throws with seven seconds left. The Railers worked the ball downcourt and into Shelby Grosch’s hands, who nailed a three-pointer with 1.1 seconds showing on the clock. The Eagles inbounded the ball and the buzzer sounded their victory. “Free throws are really important in a game, we saw that today,” White said. “We needed to win going into state. It was an important win for us because of seeding. “There’s really a big difference being seeded sixth or eighth. We’re hoping we get the 6 spot,” White said. Maize coach Mike Darrah also was hopeful that closing the season on a string of wins would factor into sub-state seeding.

Bowlers Prepare For State By AMY HOUSTON THE CLARION STAFF The Maize High School bowling teams have qualified for the Class 6A state tournament, and Maize South will send three students to the 51A state competition. The Maize boys and girls each placed third as a team in their regional Saturday, Feb. 25, at Thunderbird Bowl in Wichita. The boys finished with a team total of 2,590. Wichita Southeast won with 2,656 and Campus placed second with 2,599. One Eagle bowler placed among the top 10: Dustin Hufner, who earned second place with a three-game series of 716. The regional champion, Alex Harber of Wichita Southeast, was just nine pins ahead with 725. The other Maize team members and their scores were Derek Brewer, 627; Jordan Allan, 619; Austin Robichaux, 593, Jeff Light, 576; and Codi Prouty, 501. On the girls’ side, Leela Yahya of Maize emerged as regional champion with a score of 671. She was the only Eagle bowler among the top 10. The girls’ squad snagged third place with a finish of 2,291. Wichita East won with 2,470, followed by Garden City with 2,456. The other Maize team mem-

bers and their totals were Jessica Ayres, 532; Danica Walker, 527; Alyssa Cruz, 499; Ariana Perez, 475; and Karly Winegarner, 412. The Maize South girls also bowled Saturday at Walnut Bowl in Great Bend. The Maize South boys participated in their regional Wednesday, Feb. 22, at The Alley in Wichita. Kylee Sorrells will represent Maize South at state, while two boys advanced for the Mavericks: Trevor Harrison and Alec Patterson. Sorrells rolled a 548 series Saturday. Her teammates and their totals were Meghan Munday, 466; Morgan Munday, 450; Rachel Doerflinger, 424; Alesha Stroh, 413; and Whitney Lind, 370. Buhler earned the regional crown with 2,372. Maize South finished sixth as a team with a total of 1,923. On the boys’ side, Harrison placed third at the regional while Patterson took fourth with scores of 711 and 693, respectively. As a group, the Maverick boys placed fourth with a score of 2,542. Goddard Eisenhower won the team race with 2,757. Maize will participate in the 6A state tournament Thursday, March 1, and Maize South will compete in the 5-1A tournament Friday, March 2. Both will take place at

Northrock Lanes in Wichita. Class 6A Girls’ Regional at Thunderbird Bowl Wichita East 2,470, Garden City 2,456, Maize 2,291, Wichita Heights 2,238, Campus 2,117, Hutchinson 2,029, Wichita South 2,004, Dodge City 1,983, Wichita Northwest 1,967, Wichita Southeast 1,869, Wichita North 1,731 Class 6A Boys’ Regional at Thunderbird Bowl Wichita Southeast 2,656, Campus 2,599, Maize 2,590, Wichita South 2,521, Dodge City 2,493, Wichita North 2,455, Garden City 2,425, Wichita East 2,404, Wichita Northwest 2,404, Hutchinson 2,040 Class 5-1A Girls’ Regional at Walnut Bowl Buhler 2,372, McPherson 2,131, Great Bend 2,069, Newton 1,990, Liberal 1,924, Maize South 1,923, Holcomb 1,741, Cheney 1,719, Andale 1,374 Class 5-1A Boys’ Regional at The Alley Goddard Eisenhower 2,757, Bishop Carroll 2,750, Wichita Trinity 2,554, Maize South 2,542, Andover Central 2,471, Mulvane 2,440, Wichita West 2,387, Wichita Collegiate 2,324, Kapaun Mt. Carmel 2,309, Andover 2,264, Goddard 2,213

“It can’t hurt winning three in a row, so we hope we keep riding the horse,” he said. While he was disappointed in players getting technicals, he was pleased that the team fought to the end and didn’t quit. “We hit some big shots when it mattered inside and hit a couple outside shots, but more importantly we did better on the defensive end the second half,” he said. The Maize boys did receive a No. 6 seed in their Class 6A sub-state bracket. They will visit Hutchinson, the No. 3 seed, at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 1. The winner of that matchup will face the Campus-Wichita North victor for a sub-state championship at 7:45 p.m. Saturday, also in Hutchinson. The top-seeded Eagle girls were scheduled to host eighthseeded Campus at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 29. The winner will play the HutchinsonDodge City victor at 7:45 p.m. Friday in Hutchinson. Maize 42, Newton 41 Maize scoring – Colby White 11, Blake Pontius 8, Ryan McBroom 8, Ryan Hall 5, Sam Strunk 2, J.C. Sturgeon 2, Aaron Shaw 2.


MAIZE’S Trever Cox, top, wrestles in the third-place match at the Class 6A state tournament at Hartman Arena.

Maize Senior Takes 3rd At State Tourney By AMY HOUSTON THE CLARION STAFF After missing most of this season with an injury, wrestler Trever Cox returned this month for Maize and capped his high school career with a third-place finish at the state tournament. Maize produced four state wrestling qualifiers, and two emerged Saturday as state placers. That included Cox, who improved on his fourthplace finish at state in 2010. Cox advanced to state semifinals at Hartman Arena, where he was decisioned 6-3 by Rory Haug of Olathe North. Haug, a senior, went on to win the 152-pound weight class. Cox took on Kalin Collins next and decisioned the Wichita South sophomore 3-1. In the third-place match, Cox decisioned senior Matt McKee of Blue Valley West 10-4. The Eagles’ other state placer was Kane Crider, a 106pound sophomore. Crider lost twice at state to the same wrestler: sophomore Tristan Star of Lawrence. Star entered the tournament with a 36-6 record while Crider was 21-19. Star decisioned Crider 7-1 in the first round and then 4-1 in a bid to compete for third place. As a result of the loss, Crider battled for fifth place. He finished sixth when Junction City freshman Brandon Bramalage decisioned him 5-0. The other Maize athletes who wrestled at state were Jacob Wilgers, a 113-pound and Carson sophomore, Nguyen, a 126-pound senior. The Eagles placed 20th as a group with a team score of 31. Manhattan won the 6A title with a score of 165.5.

Class 6A State Tournament Manhattan 165.5, Wichita Heights 152.5, Lawrence 118.5, Derby 109.5, Wichita Northwest 97, Gardner-Edgerton 84.5, Hutchinson 77.5, Garden City 76, Dodge City 68, Junction City 66, Olathe North 62, Blue Valley West 55.5, Shawnee Mission East 54, Leavenworth 53, Wichita South 46, Shawnee Mission South 42.5, Topeka 39, Olathe Northwest 35, Shawnee Mission West 32, Maize 31, Olathe East 27, Lawrence Free State 26.5, Shawnee Mission North 21.5, Blue Valley Northwest 18, Wichita North 15, Olathe South 12.5, Blue Valley North 11, Washburn Rural 7, Campus 7, Shawnee Mission Northwest 5, Wichita East 2, Wichita Southeast 2 106 pounds – Kane Crider was decisioned by Tristan Star, Lawrence, 7-1; defeated Doug Newcomb, Olathe Northwest, by fall; defeated Daniel Wilson, Leavenworth, by major decision (15-4); defeated David Montoya, Dodge City, by fall; was decisioned by Tristan Star, Lawrence, 4-1; was decisioned by Brandon Bramalage, Junction City, 5-0. Sixth place. 113 pounds – Jacob Wilgers decisioned Skylar Olson, Shawnee Mission South, 7-0; was decisioned by Jeffery Morrow, Derby, 2-1; decisioned Mike Kenny, Olathe East, 5-0; lost to Nick Haug, Olathe North, by fall. 126 pounds – Carson Nguyen lost to Danny Widrig, Blue Valley North, by fall; lost to Marcus Reece, Topeka, by fall. 152 pounds – Trever Cox defeated Eric Haynes, Olathe Northwest, by fall; defeated Ben Soukup, Lawrence Free State, by major decision (8-0); was decisioned by Rory Haug, Olathe North, 6-3; decisioned Kalin Collins, Wichita South, 3-1; decisioned Matt McKee, Blue Valley West, 10-4. Third place.

Maverick Wrestler Earns 6th At State By AMY HOUSTON THE CLARION STAFF Maize South High School sent a trio of wrestlers to the Class 4A state tournament, and one emerged as a state placer Saturday. Jaysten McClure, a 120pounder, took on Parker Fields, a Pittsburg senior, in the first round. Fields was tied for the No. 6 ranking at 120 pounds in 4A, according to the Kansas Wrestling Coaches Association. However, McClure won by fall in the first round. He eventually faced Prairie View’s Kaleb Konitzer in the fifthplace match. Konitzer decisioned McClure 2-0. The other state qualifiers from Maize South were freshmen Bryce Garcia (106 pounds) and Kevin Kissane (132 pounds). The Mavericks compiled nine team points at state. Andale won its second consecutive championship with a team score of 99. The tournament took place at the Bicentennial Center in Salina. Class 4A State Tournament Andale 99, Colby 96.5, Bonner


KEVIN Kissane of Maize South, right, battles Prairie View’s Jace Roy in the 132-pound class at Salina. Springs 92.5, Pittsburg 80, McPherson 79, Baldwin 75.5, Concordia 70, Ulysses 63.5, Chanute 59, Clay Center 56, St. James Academy 55, Hugoton 53, Abilene 46, DeSoto 44, Smoky Valley 43.5, Mulvane 41, Pratt 40, Rose Hill 37, El Dorado 32, Louisburg 31, Kansas City Piper 28, Fort Scott 27.5, Augusta 26.5, Prairie View 26, Spring Hill 25, Holton 24.5, Royal Valley 24, Santa Fe Trail 24, Columbus 22.5, Jefferson West 22, Kansas City Sumner 20, Wamego 19, Paola 16, Buhler 14, Coffeyville 13, Labette County 13, Tonganoxie 12, Clearwater 12, Maize South 9, Iola 7, Circle 7, Independence 5, BasehorLinwood 4, Cheney 3, Larned 3,

Topeka Hayden 3, Parsons 2 106 pounds – Bryce Garcia lost by fall to Zane Baugh, Abilene; lost by fall to Chaz Epperson, Prairie View. 120 pounds – Jaysten McClure defeated Parker Fields, Pittsburg, by fall; was decisioned by Brad Hake, Concordia, 8-6; decisioned Logan Livengood, Hugoton, 9-5; decisioned Kyle Miller, Buhler, 5-3; lost to Ty Kolterman, Clay Center, by major decision (8-0); was decisioned by Kaleb Konitzer, Prairie View, 2-0. Sixth place. 132 pounds – Kevin Kissane lost to Andrew Morgan, Baldwin, by major decision (14-5); was decisioned by Jace Roy, Prairie View, 2-0.

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HAVEN SPORTS Haven Wins 1st Round By FRED SOLIS THE CLARION STAFF HAVEN – The Haven Lady Wildcats entered the “new season” Monday night playing their best defensive basketball game of the year, as they knocked out Colby 47-30 in the first round of sub-state play. “I was proud of the girls,” said Haven coach Dwight Roper. “They bought into what we told them: ‘This is a new season. Zero-zero. Put a 3-0 streak together and you’re where you want to be.’ “I thought defensively that’s the best we’ve played all year for four quarters against a really good team. We did a really good job contesting everything they did and defended really hard,” Roper said. “We have the ability. Defense is all about desire, wanting to guard and be willing to stick your nose in there and get it done,” he added. Haven held Colby to single digits in each quarter, while the Wildcats rang up double digits in each period. From the start, when Hailey Davis scored off the tipoff with a layup, the No. 4-seeded Wildcats never were really threatened. After one quarter, Haven was up 10-6. But by about midway through the second quarter the Wildcats had stretched the lead to eight, 1810, and the Eagles called a timeout. It did little to stem the tide, however. Ashley Rogers drilled back-to-back threes to give Haven a 14-point cushion at 1:41. She was the game’s high scorer with 19 points. In the remaining time of the quarter, Colby outscored Haven four to two, giving the Wildcats a 26-14 halftime lead. In the third quarter the Eagles earned six of their eight points at the line, while the Wildcats lit up the boards inside and out. Rogers scored on three successive possessions – a pair of two-point baskets and another trey. “It’s all about getting open looks, and the rest of my teammates got me those looks,” Rogers said. Haven scored the last basket of the period to take a 37-22 lead. The Eagles scored six points in the first four minutes of the fourth quarter and then were shut out until the waning seconds of the game. The Wildcats went back to work inside, with Davis slashing to the basket and Tayler Boese and Rogers knocking down their outside shots. With the win, Haven (15-6) will advance to Ulysses for the next round of sub-state games. “We really wanted this for our coach and especially for our seniors, and a trip back to state again would be really awesome,” Rogers said. “We passed the ball better, and executed and were aggressive,” Roper said of Monday night’s victory. “We attacked the rim, and at this point in the season you have to get some easy baskets. “At this point in the season it just comes down to playing hard and taking care of the basketball and making shots,” Roper continued. “That’s (Colby) the fifthseeded team in this sub-state with 13 wins. You look at their six losses and they are quality losses, so it’s going to be the same way from here on out. Whoever comes out of this substate is going to earn the trip to Salina,” he said. Haven 47, Colby 30 Haven scoring – Ashley Rogers 19, Hailey Davis 13, Tayler Boese 8, Elizabeth Preisser 4, Paige Chamberlain 3.


HAVEN'S Ella Matteson grabs a rebound during the Wildcats' sub-state game against Colby.

ANDALE SPORTS champs From Page 1 said. “They wanted this one very badly. Even the guys that didn’t place, they all scored points for us.” Like last year, when Jake Hattabaugh won his bracket, Andale produced an individual state champion: Levi Eck. No one scored a point on the 170pound junior throughout the tournament. “He had a very good tournament,” said Lies. “For him to not even be scored on, not even give up an escape or any type of point, was pretty impressive. He looked real good this weekend.” Eck has been a state qualifier each year in high school. He placed third as a freshman and second as a junior, so his firstplace finish seemed like part of a natural progression. Lies said he hoped to build on Eck’s skills and prepare him for the next level: college competition. “To put on the type of show that he did just shows the type of potential he has to be a really good wrestler,” Lies remarked. In addition to Eck, Tyler Mies advanced to the state final at 113 pounds. He repeated his second-place finish from last year. Like the team race, his match was close: Jason Perez of Ulysses decisioned Mies 4-3. Engles and Duhr, a 160pound wrestler, each secured third place. Taylor Miller, 138 pounds, finished fourth. Lies compared last year’s team victory to this year’s state crown. “This one was a lot of fun,” he said. “Last year was a lot of fun, but it was just a lot more relaxing. The team race (this year), being as close as it was, was very challenging.” The team’s senior class will


ANDALE’S Levi Eck, left, competes in the Class 4A state tournament at Salina. Eck won the match and went on to claim a state championship at 170 pounds. graduate with the honor of earning back-to-back state titles. Seniors who qualified for state are Clay Kear (126 pounds), Miller, Engles, Duhr and heavyweight Kyle Banz. “Out of those five guys, they scored a whole lot of points for us this weekend,” said Lies. “Great leaders all the way through and a ton of fun having them throughout their high school careers.” Class 4A State Tournament Andale 99, Colby 96.5, Bonner Springs 92.5, Pittsburg 80, McPherson 79, Baldwin 75.5, Concordia 70, Ulysses 63.5, Chanute 59, Clay Center 56, St. James Academy 55, Hugoton 53, Abilene 46, DeSoto 44, Smoky Valley 43.5, Mulvane 41, Pratt 40, Rose Hill 37, El Dorado 32, Louisburg 31, Kansas City Piper 28, Fort Scott 27.5, Augusta 26.5, Prairie View 26, Spring Hill 25, Holton 24.5, Royal Valley 24, Santa Fe Trail 24, Columbus 22.5, Jefferson West 22, Kansas City Sumner 20, Wamego 19, Paola 16, Buhler 14, Coffeyville 13, Labette County 13, Tonganoxie 12, Clearwater 12, Maize South 9, Iola 7, Circle 7, Independence 5, BasehorLinwood 4, Cheney 3, Larned 3, Topeka Hayden 3, Parsons 2 113 pounds – Tyler Mies defeated Austin Ashley, Royal Valley, by fall; defeated Jeremiah Jones, Pittsburg, by major decision (13-2); decisioned Hunter Price, Holton, 8-1; was decisioned by Jason Perez, Ulysses, 4-3. Second place. 126 pounds – Clay Kear decisioned

Jerad Heckman, Fort Scott, 3-2; lost by fall to Taelor Mendenhall, Concordia; decisioned Brett Cobb, Pittsburg, 3-1; was decisioned by Yancey Edson, Circle, 3-2. 132 pounds – Aaron Engles defeated Andrew Tujaque, St. James Academy, by fall; was decisioned by Kyle Wilson, Wamego, 2-1; decisioned Jace Roy, Prairie View, 8-3; decisioned Seth Gunter, Mulvane, 3-2; decisioned Kyle Macy, El Dorado, 4-1; decisioned Michael Tubbs, Colby, 3-2. Third place. 138 pounds – Taylor Miller decisioned Ben VanLerberg, St. James Academy, 4-0; was decisioned by Konnor Kriss, Colby, 5-2; defeated Andrew Cannon, Osawatomie, by fall; decisioned Jake Gehring, Buhler, 4-2; decisioned Asher Huseman, Tonganoxie, 42; was decisioned by Taylor Watkins, Columbus, 5-0. Fourth place. 152 pounds – Kyle Armstrong decisioned Derek Frost, Coffeyville, 4-1; was decisioned by Mark Hobson, Bonner Springs, 2-1; defeated Cole Keller, Independence, by major decision (13-0); was decisioned by Rusty Yarrow, Clay Center, 6-3. 160 pounds – Colton Duhr decisioned Andrew Taylor, Colby, 5-3; defeated Josh Thoele, Prairie View, by major decision (122); lost to Gavin Grater, Clay Center, by major decision (8-0); decisioned Kolby Fennewald, Mulvane, 5-3; decisioned Aaron Puckett, Bonner Springs, 5-3. Third place. 170 pounds – Levi Eck defeated Brendan Maxwell, Pittsburg, by fall; defeated Trevor Whittaker, Smoky Valley, by major decision (12-0); defeated Jared Clements, Bonner Springs, by major decision (10-0); decisioned Trent Salsbury, St. James Academy, 7-0. First place.

Girls Secure League Title


HAVEN'S Elizabeth Preisser tries to find an open teammate against a Colby triple team.

By AMY HOUSTON THE CLARION STAFF ANDALE - The Andale High School girls basketball players clinched the Ark ValleyChisholm Trail League Division IV championship on their home court last week. The girls took on Maize South and prevailed 45-29 Thursday, Feb. 23. Andale coach Mark Kerschen said the Indians wanted to win the league title outright, and he commended the Mavericks for putting up a fight. “We had to work for everything,” he said. Maize South led 7-0 in the first quarter, but Andale scored eight straight to take an 8-7 lead into the second quarter. The Indians held a four-point advantage, 16-12, at halftime. Rachel Eck’s three-pointer put Andale ahead 26-19 midway through the third quarter. However, Maize South’s Mariah Suchan sank 6 of 6 free throws to leave her squad trailing by just one, 26-25, at the 3:36 mark. The Mavericks kept it close,

and they opened the fourth quarter with a field goal to remain within striking distance. They were down two, 31-29, when Kerschen called for timeout with 7:08 on the clock. During the timeout, he reminded his players of what was at stake: “Seven minutes to win a championship here,” he said. Exactly four minutes later, with 3:08 remaining, Andale led 40-29. The Indians hit 8 of 11 free throws in the fourth quarter, including 5 of 7 in the final three minutes, to put the game away. “We rebounded in the fourth quarter when we needed to,” said Kerschen. He said one key to the victory was working to limit Suchan, who scored a gamehigh 21 points. Josie Eck and Jill Ast anchored Andale with 11 points apiece. Andale hosted the first round of its Class 4A sub-state tournament Monday. The topseeded Indians beat Larned 48-27. They will face fourthseeded Haven at 6 p.m. Thursday, March 1, in


JOSIE Eck of Andale shoots over a couple of Maize South defenders. Ulysses. Maize South, seeded No. 3 in its sub-state, hosted sixthseeded Smoky Valley and won 43-37 Monday. The Mavericks will take on Hesston, the No. 2 seed, at 6 p.m. Thursday, March 1 in Buhler.

Boys Top Maize South


PAIGE Chamberlain, left, and Ashley Rogers, right, of Haven sandwich a Colby player during sub-state action on the Wildcats’ home court.

By AMY HOUSTON THE CLARION STAFF ANDALE – The Maize South High School boys led Andale by a point early in the second quarter last week, but a sizable run sent the Indians into halftime with a doubledigit lead and ensured that they would conclude their regular season with a victory. The Andale basketball team hosted league foe Maize South on Thursday, Feb. 23. The Indians jumped out to a 6-0 lead, but Maize South’s Austin Mormando scored eight of the Mavericks’ next 12 points to knot the total at 12-12 early in the second quarter. Mormando’s two free throws at the 6:49 mark gave Maize South its first lead, 14-12. That’s when Andale went to work. The Indians’ 18-4 run to close the first half left them leading 32-18 at intermission. The home team cruised in the second half and won the game 70-34.

Andale coach Jeff Buchanan said Maize South did a good job at the start of the second quarter. However, he was proud of the Indians for stepping up. “I thought our guys responded well to it,” said Buchanan. “They came out and responded well and got some buckets inside.” Andale's Gerad Deaver scored a game-high 19 points. Mormando led Maize South with 14 points. The 17-3 Indians started Class 4A sub-state play Monday, Feb. 27. Andale, the No. 2 seed, hosted the firstround matchup and trounced seventh-seeded Larned 65-27. The Indians will advance to semifinal action Friday, March 2, at Ulysses, where they will take on the winner of Tuesday’s Cheney-Haven game. Cheney is the No. 3 seed while Haven is seeded No. 6. The sub-state final will be Saturday at Ulysses.


GERAD Deaver, with the ball, is fouled from behind by a Maize South defender. Maize South, the No. 8 seed in its sub-state, traveled to top-seeded Buhler for its firstround game Tuesday, Feb. 28. The victor will compete Friday with the winner of the Hesston-Smoky Valley contest. Friday's semifinal also will take place at Buhler.

10 u MARCH 1, 2012 u THE CLARION

NEWS Support Local Businesses That Make Raffle, Bingo Fun ere you a lucky winner at this year’s German dinner raffle or the HSO bingo recently? Through local businesses, donors made the raffle and bingo fun and exciting. The raffle produced 46 winners, and 10 people were lucky recipients at the bingo. Now, it’s our turn to say thank you and support them. SCHOOL NEWS by Principal Dennis McCall It’s book fair time at Colwich Grade School! It’s a reading celebration! Where: Colwich Grade School Library Times: 8:30 a.m.-4:15 p.m. daily Family Fun Night: 4-8 p.m. Tuesday, March 6 This will be your last chance to order a yearbook. If you did not purchase one at enrollment, you can still order one now. If you would like one, send a check made out to Colwich Grade School for $20 per yearbook to the school office. The deadline is March 2 to place your order. There is a driver’s education signup meeting at 7 p.m. Monday, March 12, at Andale High School. HEALTH ROOM NEWS The stomach virus is still going around and we also have strep throat, pink eye and



Mary Ann Morrison c y t o m e g a l o v i r u s ( Not all of the cases have had a fever or, if so, only low grade; please remember, if your student has been sick, he or she needs to be fever-free for 24 hours without the help of fever-reducing medicines before coming back to school. Also, if the students are being treated for strep throat, they must be on antibiotics for 24 hours before returning to school. Also, a reminder: If your student needs any medications (even cough drops or over-thecounter medications — Ibuprofen, cough syrups, etc.) we need a signed note from the parent and the doctor before it can be given at school. Review the Parent-Student Handbook, Pages 14-15. ACTIVITIES Congratulations to our Scholars Bowl and Battle of

PUBLIC NOTICE Published in The Clarion February 16, 23, March 1, 2012 IN THE EIGHTEENTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT, DISTRICT COURT, SEDGWICK COUNTY, KANSAS PROBATE DIVISION IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE OF Case No: 12 PR 118 DUNCAN E. BROWN, Deceased. NOTICE OF HEARING THE STATE OF KANSAS TO ALL PERSONS CONCERNED: You are hereby notified that a Petition has been filed in this Court by Monique Boatner, the sole surviving child of Duncan E. Brown, deceased, praying that Descent be determined of the following described real estate situated in Wichita, Sedgwick County, Kansas: Lots 178 - 180, Block 13, Pennsylvania Addition to Wichita, Sedgwick County, Kansas (1818 N. Minnesota). Lots 117 - 119, Block 10, Pennsylvania Addition to Wichita , Sedgwick County, Kansas (1933 N. Minneapolis). Lot 16, Piatt Avenue, Conine Addition to Wichita, Sedgwick County, Kansas (823 N. Piatt). The East 67 1/4 feet of Lots 10 & 12, Estelle Avenue, Fairmount Orchards Addition to Wichita, Sedgwick County, Kansas (2712 E. 15th St. N.) Lots 22 - 24, Norris Subdivision to Wichita, Sedgwick County, Kansas (1132 N. Ash). The South ½ Lot 165 and all of Lot 167, Tilford, now Ash Street, Eleventh Street Addition to Wichita, Sedgwick County, Kansas (1234 N. Ash).

Lots 13 & 15, Estelle Avenue, Fairmount Orchard Addition to Wichita, Sedgwick County, Kansas (1617 N. Estelle). Lots 26 & 28, Estelle Avenue, Rose Hill Addition to the City of Wichita, Sedgwick County, Kansas (1428 N. Estelle). Lots 33 & 35, Estelle Avenue, Fairmount Park Addition to Wichita, Sedgwick County, Kansas (1317 N. Estelle). Lot 28, Block 13, Shadybrook Addition to Wichita, Sedgwick County, Kansas (3020 E. Stadium). and the following personal property: 2003 Mercury Grand Marquis and all other personal property and Kansas real estate owned by decedent at the time of death; and that such property and all personal property and Kansas real estate owned by the decedent at the time of death be assigned pursuant to the laws of intestate succession. You are required to file your written defenses thereto on or before March 9, 2012, at 10:00 o'clock a.m. in the city of Wichita in Sedgwick County, Kansas, at which time and place the cause will be heard. Should you fail therein, judgment and decree will be entered in due course upon the Petition. MONIQUE BOATNER, Petitioner Keith E. Martin SMITH, SHAY, FARMER & WETTA, LLC 200 W. Douglas, Suite 350 Wichita, Kansas 67202-3094 Telephone: (316) 267-5293 Attorneys for Petitioner

the Books teams on a great season! The seventh-grade Scholars Bowl team took third place in the league. DATES TO REMEMBER March 1 – HSO skate night at Carousel – 6:30-8:30 p.m. March 2 – SKL music festival at Clearwater – 8 a.m. March 5-9 - Book fair in Library March 6 - Book fair family night in library – 4-8 p.m. HSO BINGO RAFFLE WINNERS Stephanie Guy - Flying Colors blanket and two CGS sweatshirts (Kerry Gage), Gambino’s pizza; Hope Buessing - $25 gift certificate (Andale Lumber), free oil change (Lubbers ChevroletFord), Gambino’s pizza; Allie Beyer - $50 cash (James Voegeli), $60 value Mary Kay makeover and products (Glenda Ebert), Gambino’s pizza; Dee Weatherspoon four-in-one CGS weather-all and two CGS sweatshirts (Kerry Gage), $10 gift card Avivo Pizza, Gambino’s pizza; Sydney Grimmett - dinner for two (Dao’s Restaurant), $25 cash (Doll Construction), pizza; Kathy Gambino’s Goodwin - $50 cash (Ray’s Catering), $100 care card Chiropractic and (Vrana Acupuncture), $25 Pampered Chef gift certificate (Anne

Howe), Gambino’s pizza; Andy Buessing - $20 Tastefully Simple gift certificate (Jenn Hays), $25 Scentsy warmer and bar (Lindsey Goodwin and Lindsay Weber), Gambino’s pizza; Rosie Mannebach - $25 cash (Doll Construction), $10 gift card Avivo Pizza, Gambino’s pizza; Katarina Howe - $50 cash (Doll Construction and Prairie Winds Lawn Care); Charles Scheer – four-in-one weatherall (Kerry Gage, Flying Colors Apparel), Gambino’s pizza; Sherry Martin - $125 cash (Wulf-Ast Mortuary and Doll Construction), Gambino’s pizza CITY NEWS To vote in the April 3 city election, you must be a registered voter by March 13. If you need to register, it can be done at the Sedgwick County Election Office or the Colwich City Building. The following candidates are hoping to fill the two city council vacancies: Jon Scott (incumbent), Chase Blasi and Jesse McCurry. Visitors are always welcome to attend the Colwich Lions Club meetings on the first Thursday of each month. In fact, the Lions will be at the city building at 7 p.m. March 1. Come and learn more about this community organization. COLWICH BASEBALL

SIGNUP Colwich Ball Club signups will be from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, March 3, in the old school gymnasium. THIS WEEK WEDNESDAY - 7:45 a.m. Stations of the Cross; 8:30 a.m. Mass THURSDAY - 7:45 a.m. Mass FRIDAY - First Friday: 7:45 a.m. Mass; Opening of Eucharistic Adoration; 5-7 p.m. Knights of Columbus fish fry in Hall; 7 p.m. Stations of the Cross SATURDAY - 11 a.m.–noon Teen Adoration; 1-2 p.m. Children’s Adoration; 3 p.m. Holy Hour for Life; 3:45 p.m. Closing of Adoration; 4-5 p.m. Confessions; 5:30 p.m. Mass SUNDAY - 8 and 10:30 a.m. Mass; blood pressure checks after 10:30 a.m. Mass; 2 p.m. class (A Biblical Walk Through the Mass) in Marian Room; 2 p.m. Altar Society cash bingo in Hall; 4:30 p.m. Vespers; 7 p.m. suicide prevention talk in Sacred Heart Hall ALTAR SOCIETY CASH BINGO The March cash bingo will be held Sunday, March 4, in Sacred Heart Hall. Doors open at 1 p.m. and games begin at 2 p.m. Mother of Perpetual Help Circle will work the bingo and Group 1 is in charge of sales.

book the Pope shares a rich, compelling portrait of Jesus and encourages us to a “faceto-face” encounter with Jesus. Perhaps this is where the Spirit is leading you at this time. When was the last time you did any reading about Jesus? Christmas cards do not count. Story Hour started at 10

a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 21. A lack of snow did not stop this talented group of snowpeople builders. Their efforts are on the wall in the meeting room for you to enjoy. If you have a child old enough for kindergarten this fall and are interested in enrolling him/her, give the library a call at 7961521.

library From Page 5 find her ring. The phone’s owner shows up and wants his phone. Magnus arrives and she tries to hide her ringless left hand. Poor Poppy. This book will make your life seem much simpler; you’ll see. Here is another suggestion for your Lenten reading. Pope Benedict XVI has written “Jesus of Nazareth.” In this

tom’s story From Page 5 who had been through the situation. “It can happen to anyone, anyplace,” she cautioned. “ … If you see those signs then they need to get help. Don’t be afraid to get help.” Warning signs of suicide: • Talking about wanting to die • Looking for a way to kill oneself • Talking about feeling hopeless or having no purpose • Talking about feeling trapped or in unbearable pain • Talking about being a burden to others • Increasing the use of alcohol or drugs • Acting anxious, agitated or recklessly • Sleeping too little or too much • Withdrawing or feeling isolated • Showing rage or talking about seeking revenge • Displaying extreme mood swings The more of these signs a person shows, the greater the risk. Warning signs are associated with suicide but may not be what causes a suicide. If someone you know exhibits warning signs of suicide: • Do not leave the person alone • Remove any firearms, alcohol, drugs or sharp objects that could be used in a suicide attempt • Call Sedgwick County COMCARE’s 24-hour crisis line at 316-660-7500 or the U.S. National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 800273-TALK (8255) • Take the person to an emergency room or seek help from a medical or mental health professional



Published in The Clarion March 1, 8, 15, 2012

Published in The Clarion March 1, 8, 15, 2012

IN THE EIGHTEENTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT DISTRICT COURT OF SEDGWICK COUNTY, KANSAS PROBATE DEPARTMENT IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE OF GEORGE HUGH BOYLE, JR., deceased. 12 PR 158 Case No. ______________________________ (Petition Pursuant to K.S.A. Chapter 59) NOTICE OF HEARING AND NOTICE TO CREDITORS THE STATE OF KANSAS TO ALL PERSONS CONCERNED: You are hereby notified that on the 16th day of February, 2012 a Petition was filed in this Court by Jeffery Morris Boyle, beneficiary, devisee and legatee, and Executor named in the "Last Will and Testament of George Hugh Boyle, Jr.”, dated March 26, 2009; praying the instrument attached thereto be admitted to probate and recorded as the Last Will and Testament of the decedent; Letters Testamentary be issued to the Executor

to serve without bond. You are further advised if written objections are filed with the Court, the Court may order that supervised administration ensue. You are required to file your written defenses thereto on or before the 22nd day of March, 2012 at 10:00 o'clock a.m. in the District Court, in Wichita, Sedgwick County, Kansas, at which time and place the cause will be heard. Should you fail therein, judgment and decree will be entered in due course upon the Petition. All creditors are notified to exhibit their demands against the Estate within four months from the date of the first publication of this notice, as provided by law, and if their demands are not thus exhibited, they shall be forever barred. Jeffery Morris Boyle, Petitioner GRAGERT, HIEBERT & LINK DAVID L. HIEBERT, ESQ. 200 FARM CREDIT BANK BUILDING 245 NORTH WACO WICHITA, KANSAS 67202 (316) 265-9480 (316) 265-0168 FAX

IN THE EIGHTEENTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT DISTRICT COURT OF SEDGWICK COUNTY, KANSAS PROBATE DEPARTMENT IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE OF ELEANOR R. HINSHAW, Deceased. Case No. 12 PR 175 ______________________________ (Petition Pursuant to K.S.A. Chapter 59) NOTICE OF HEARING AND NOTICE TO CREDITORS THE STATE OF KANSAS TO ALL PERSONS CONCERNED: You are hereby notified that on the 22nd day of February, 2012 a Petition was filed in this Court by David L. Streck, beneficiary, devisee and legatee, and Executor named in the "Last Will and Testament of Eleanor R. Hinshaw”, dated February 24, 2011; praying the instrument attached thereto be admitted to probate and recorded as the Last Will and Testament of the decedent; Letters Testamentary be issued to the Executor to serve without bond.

You are further advised if written objections are filed with the Court, the Court may order that supervised administration ensue. You are required to file your written defenses thereto on or before 22nd day of March, 2012 at 10:00 o'clock a.m. in the District Court, in Wichita, Sedgwick County, Kansas, at which time and place the cause will be heard. Should you fail therein, judgment and decree will be entered in due course upon the Petition. All creditors are notified to exhibit their demands against the Estate within four months from the date of the first publication of this notice, as provided by law, and if their demands are not thus exhibited, they shall be forever barred. David L. Streck, Petitioner GRAGERT, HIEBERT & LINK DAVID L. HIEBERT, SC#07585 200 FARM CREDIT BANK BUILDING 245 NORTH WACO WICHITA, KANSAS 67202 (316) 265-9480 (316) 265-0168 FAX ATTORNEYS FOR PETITIONER

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