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The Argonia Argosy

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Vol. 132 No. 49

Homecoming is Friday at CSHS By Travis Mounts

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This year’s Conway Springs queen homecoming candidates are, from left: Annie Robinson, Janae Pauly, Breanne Akiu and Erica Ebenkamp. The king candidates area: Gunnar Denney, Joshua Dugan, Grant Mooneyham and Jacob Winter.

Friday is homecoming at Conway Springs High School, and Cardinals have been celebrating all week. This year’s homecoming crowning will take place at 6:30 p.m. at Shinn Field, before the start of the Cardinals’ home football game against Douglass. The game kicks off at 7 p.m. The homecoming dance is after the game. This year’s homecoming theme is “Go for the Gold,” playing off the recent Summer Olympics. CSHS has held spirit days all week, including Black Out Day on Monday, Camouflage Day on Tuesday, Go For the Gold on Wednesday, and Olympic Athletes Day on Thursday. Friday is Red and White Day. A pep rally will be held at the band shell in Central Park at 2 p.m., and the public is invited to attend the pep rally. After the pep rally, students will return to the school for the Red and White Olympics. The queen candidates are Breanne Akiu, Erica Ebenkamp, Janae Pauly and Annie Robinson. The king candidates are Gunnar Denney, Joshua Dugan, Grant Mooneyham and Jacob Winter.

AHS to host homecoming Argonia High School homecoming activities are taking place this week, with the homecoming crowning happening at Friday night’s football game. Students at both Argonia High and Argonia Elementary have had dress-up days as part of spirit week. The themes at AHS have been: Monday – Tacky Day; Tuesday – Dynamic Duo Day; Wednesday – Students as Teachers and Teachers as Students Day; Thursday – Costume Day. At AES, the themes have been: Monday – Crazy Hat and Silly Sock Day; Tuesday – Tacky Tuesday; Wednesday – Neon Bright Day; Thursday – Pajama Day. Friday will be A&A Titan Day at both schools. Pine Street in front of Argonia High School will be closed off Friday so that classes can paint the street and play games. After that, a pep rally will be held at the football field. The pep rally, which is open to the public, begins at 3:15 p.m. Friday also is parents’ night, where parents and guardians are recognized. That recognition will take place before the football game. The homecoming crowning will be held at halftime Friday. A dance will be held after the football game. The Argonia PTO will host its annual soup supper and elementary open house before the game, from 4:45 to 6:45 p.m. Friday. The menu consists of chicken and noodles or chili, a drink and dessert. The cost is $4 for adults and $3 for senior citizens and children 9 and younger. Extra bowls of soup are $2, and extra pie is $1.50 per slice. Quarts of soup will be for sale after 6:30 p.m. and are $5.50 each. Contributed photo The PTO also will hold a raffle and silent auction on Friday, with proceeds sup- This year’s Argonia High School homecoming candidates are, from left: Kelly porting scholarships to juniors and seniors at AHS and supporting PTO activities. Mosher, Marie Barth, Malachi Hodges, Jordan Thompson, Seth Hemberger and Haily Gaddis. The Titans kick off against Flinthills at 7 p.m.

Fall Fest is drawing near Start decorating your floats and find your lawn chair – Fall Fest is only one week away. Conway Springs Fall Fest 2016 will be held Sept. 22-25, and this is the eighth year it has been expanded to four days. Many favorites are back this year, as well as new events.

WEEE Entertainment Carnival will return with Ride-A-Ramas. The annual Taco Feed is on Friday in the park, and after that festivalgoers can head to the football game or carnival. Saturday starts with the Fireman’s Breakfast and the Fall Fest Run for walkers, joggers, strollers, and runners. Registration forms are available at Vintage Bank. Live entertainment will be held on the band shell stage all day Saturday in the park. Returning events on Saturday include the arts & crafts fair, carriage rides, fireworks, the Texas Hold

’Em poker tournament and Kid’s Fest. New this year is an expansion to the inflatables and a hula hoop contest. The paper airplane contest returns along with face painting. Pick up flyers at the City Building for contest rules for the scavenger hunt. Returning this year is a volleyball tournament and the salsa contest is also back. The Chamber of Commerce barbecue is again followed by the street dance and fireworks Saturday evening. On Sunday, plan on attending morning See FEST, Page 6A

Rain inundates south central Kansas

Roughly 100 homes damaged or impacted

By Travis Mounts

Torrential rains on Thursday and Friday caused localized flooding in numerous areas along the SedgwickSumner county line, closed schools and forced some people from their homes. In Sumner County, the most impacted areas were along the Ninnescah River, which comes into the

county south of Clearwater and flows to the west and south of Belle Plaine. It dumps into to the Arkansas River about three miles north of Belle Plaine. In Clearwater, school was cancelled on Friday. The Ninnescah River overflowed its banks and cut off access to the city from both the west and the south.

Water rescues were performed around Clearwater and in northern Sumner County on both Friday and Saturday. James Fair, emergency management director for Sumner County, estimated about 50 rescues were performed in the county. Those rescues See FLOOD, Page 6A

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Water from the Ninnescah River rushes over 101st Street South, just west of Clearwater.

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Across 1. Deserved 6. Bohemian, e.g. 10. Slap on 14. Catlike 15. Game on horseback 16. Dresden’s river 17. Before marriage 19. Six-stringed instrument 20. ___ cross 21. Anita Brookner’s “Hotel du ___” 22. ___ council on “Survivor” 24. Artists before Italian artist Raphael 28. “___ we having fun yet?” 29. Control, symbolically 30. Hacienda hand, maybe 33. Wavelike design 34. Clavell’s “___-Pan” 37. Member of the mustard family 40. Stitches 42. Sylvester, to Tweety 43. Article of faith 45. Check 46. Fencing action 47. Amigo 49. Makes one confused 54. Measure 55. Columbus Day mo. 56. “___ Doubtfire” 59. Big mouths 60. Not important 64. Arch type 65. Cancel 66. Artillery burst 67. Acceptances 68. Christian Science founder 69. Canary’s call Down 1. Absorbed 2. City on the Yamuna

River 3. Entanglement (hyphenated) 4. “A Nightmare on ___ Street” 5. One engaged in buying and selling 6. V-shaped bandage 7. Auction offering 8. Fla. neighbor 9. Fr. writer 10. Demons 11. Accused’s need 12. Depth charge target 13. Scarlett O’Hara, e.g. 18. Pink, as a steak 23. Extend, in a way 25. “You ___?” 26. Ace 27. Bank job 30. Congratulations, of a sort 31. Victorian, for one 32. Away 33. Domestic animal skin disease 34. Discharge letters? 35. “Act your ___!” 36. An end to sex? 38. 180, so to speak 39. Alleviating pain 41. “Cast Away” setting 44. Dusk, to Donne 46. Heels 47. Agreement 48. Bear witness 49. Actor Matt 50. Adult insect 51. Scattered, as seed 52. Apple-polisher 53. Photographer’s request 57. 90’s party 58. Coin opening 61. Like the Who, in the 60’s 62. ___-Atlantic 63. Cold and wet

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Thursday: Library open 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.; CSHS V tennis at Hesston, 1 p.m.; CSHS JV tennis at Maize, 3 p.m.; CSMS volleyball at Conway Springs, 4:30 p.m.; CSMS football at Medicine Lodge, 6 p.m. Friday: CSHS Homecoming, 6:30 p.m. at Shinn Field; CSHS football vs Douglass, 7 p.m. Saturday: CSHS novice tennis at Pratt, 9 a.m.; CSHS V tennis at Kingman, 9 a.m.; CSHS V volleyball at Chaparral, 9 a.m.; CSHS FR/SO volleyball at Garden Plain, 9 a.m. Sunday: Church. Monday: CSMS volleyball at Conway Springs, 4:30 p.m.; FR/SO volleyball at Kingman, 5 p.m.; CSHS JV football at Douglass, 6 p.m. Tuesday: Library open 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.; School picture day; CSHS V tennis at Hesston, 3 p.m.; CSHS volleyball at Conway Springs, 5 p.m. Wednesday: Library open 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 2:30-7 p.m. Thursday: CSHS JV tennis at Goddard, 3 p.m.; CSMS volleyball at Andale, 4:30 p.m.; CSMS football vs. Douglass, 6 p.m.

Thursday: Library open 1-5 p.m.; Junior high volleyball and football vs. Fairfield at Attica, 3 p.m. Friday: PTO Soup Supper and Elementary Open House, 4:45 p.m.; A&A football vs. Flinthills, 7 p.m.; Parent’s Night (before the game) and AHS Homecoming (halftime). Saturday: AHS volleyball at Dexter, 9 a.m. (varsity); AHS volleyball at South Barber, 9 a.m. (JV). Sunday: Church. Monday: AHS JV football at Flinthills. Tuesday: Fall picture day; Junior class magazine sales meeting, 11 a.m.; Library open 1-5 p.m.; AHS volleyball at Oxford, 5 p.m. Wednesday: Administration council, 9 a.m.; Library open 1-6 p.m.; KU Honors Banquet, 6:30 p.m. in Wellington. Thursday: Library open 1-5 p.m.; Junior high volleyball and football at South Barber.

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Great Lakes, Ill. Walter Ford has been transferred from Fort Lewis to Fort Richardson, Anchorage, Alaska. Leon Ammann purchased 50 feet of the lots back of the Williams Oil Station and is starting construction of a new building there. When completed, Mr. Ammann will move his machine works

there. Harold Watkins returned home Sunday evening from Alva, Okla., where he has been working on the REA for the past few weeks. The regular meeting of the Argonia Lions club will be held at the Lions den Thursday. The program will consist of a motion picture on football, “Football Highlights of 1940.”

From the Star files of September 1925 Our College Folks, Emporia Teacher’s College: Cecil Feancis, Ruth Tracy, Louise Anderson, Lillian Anderson, Pauline Rathburn, Veda Wise, Maurine Karr, Clinton Francis. Kansas U., Lawrence: Farris Evans, Howard Staley, Harols Russel, John Orr. Washburn College, Topeka: Mazine Gillis. Fairmount College, Wichita: Joe Stitt, Kenneth Seidl. Friends U., Wichita: LeRoy Krebs, Leo Halsey. Wichita Business College: Marie Adams, Earl Williams, Will Beal. Southwestern College, Winfield: Thelma Hall, Carl Richardson. Junior college, Kansas City: Meredith Evans.

Pittsburg Normal: Russell Kingsley. On Thursday afternoon, Sept. 3 at the C.C. Smith home, the Misses Edna and Thelma Hall entertained complementary to Miss Lois Cline, whose engagement to Harold Russell was announced at this time. Lois is employed as musical instructor in the local schools at this place and Harold expects to obtain his masters degree in chemistry in the spring at KU. Miss Doris Chapman left Friday for Manhattan to take up her work as supervisor of music in the public schools there. Miss Marjorie Smith, who has been on tour of Europe with a party

of Ward-Belmont girls, sailed Thursday for United States. She will spend a few days with a friend in Detroit before coming to her home here. David T. Little passed away at his home here last Thursday night after a lingering illness of many months. Funeral services, conducted by Rev. C.C. Pearson of the local Methodist church, were held from the home Saturday afternoon. Three children survive: Mrs. Hannah Rea Potter, William D. Little and Edward Francis Little. The Midian Shrine band of Wichita, which includes several local musicians, gave a concert in Conway Springs Central Park on Sunday evening, Sept. 13 at 7:30 p.m.

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Gene Martin

Eugene J. Martin 82, of Conway Springs, formerly of Viola, died Monday evening, Aug. 5, 2016, at Spring View Manor, Conway Springs. He was born April 26, 1934, at Syracuse, Kan. He was the son of Anthony Martin and Hilda (Mainz) Martin. Gene moved with his family to Conway Springs at the age of 1 before later moving to a farm one mile north and 1-1/2

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miles west of Clonmel. He attended St. John’s Catholic School at Clonmel and began working on the family farm at a very young age. Gene began taking combines to Montana and Colorado to custom harvest at the age of 14. Gene was united in marriage to Elaine Knoblauch on April 16, 1955, at St. Mark’s, Kansas. They made their first home on Gene’s family farm northwest of Clonmel, before moving to their home north of Viola in December 1967, where they raised their family. The Martins worked in the custom harvesting business, cutting wheat and other crops from Texas to within 50 miles of the Canadian border, from 1958 to 2002. They also included several eastern and western states along the way.

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From the Argosy Files of September 18, 1941 Wayne Williams enlisted and took his preliminary examination for the U.S. Navy at the Wichita recruiting office Monday. Wayne is the second Argonia boy to enlist in the naval service in the past few weeks. Just two weeks ago Louis McDaniel enlisted and is now at the training school at

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Tragically, Gene suffered a stroke following heart surgery in 2000 and the longtime family business, Martin Harvesting, was forced to come to an end in 2002. Gene was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church, Conway Springs, and the Knights of Columbus. He had also served on the church hall building committee while attending St. John’s Catholic Church in Clonmel. Gene was preceded in death by his parents; one sister, Arlene Hefley, and one infant sister, Mary Lou; one daughter, Jeanna; one son, Bill; and a great-grandson, Mason Zoglmann. He is survived by Elaine, his wife of 61 years; two sons, Bret Martin and his wife Val of Conway Springs, and Bob Martin and his fiancé Sandy of Winfield; two daughters, Janet Kibbe and her husband Craig of Conway

Springs, and Janice Roth and her husband Gene of Tulsa; one brother, Gary Martin of Clearwater; two sisters, Shirley Simon and Joyce Keith, both of Wichita; 15 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren, one step-great-grandchild; and a number of other relatives and friends. Vigil service was at 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 9, and funeral Mass at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 10, both the St. Joseph Catholic Church, Conway Springs, with Father Andrew J. Seiler as Celebrant. Interment was in St. Joseph Cemetery, Conway Springs. Arrangements were by Ebersole Mortuary, Conway Springs. On line condolences and guestbook are available at Memorials have been established with St. Joseph Catholic Church and the Spring View Manor Activities Fund.

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Younger players compete at Valley Center By Michael Buhler

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St. Joseph Catholic School fifth-graders display American flags they made during reflections and activities in remembrance of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.

Students thank community heroes The fifth-grade class at St. Joseph Catholic School has been reflecting on the events of Sept. 11 and the acts of heroism that were witnessed on that day. The class focused on its own community and the types of heroes that students see at home in Conway Springs. Students wrote reflections on community heroes and what they mean to them. “We thank God for these men and women every day and pray for their safety as they sacrifice for others,” said teacher Melissa Winter. Aidan Dalbom - “My community hero is my grandpa, because he is a fireman.” Kevin Ebenkamp - “My community hero is my brother Chad, because he serves in the armed forces.” Janel Meyer - “My com-

munity heroes are firemen, because they risk their lives to save others.” Isabelle Linn - “My community hero was my Great-Grandpa because he was in the army.” Makenna Smith - “My community heroes are the firefighters, because they help people survive.” Kirsten Whitney - “My community hero is my Great-Grandpa John, because he served in the

Navy.” Melissa Ebenkamp “My community heroes are the firemen, because they risk their lives to go into the fire.” Natalie Doffing - “My community hero is my mom, because she helps sick and injured people.” Anthony Reep - “My community heroes are the firefighters, because they take out the fires in our town.”

With the girls tennis season still young for the Conway Springs Cardinals, head coach Chris Bellar is taking advantage of some opportunities to give his younger players experience ahead of league and regional play that starts in October. That was on display last Tuesday at Valley Center, when the Cardinals recorded three top-four finishes at a tournament with mostly younger players in those spots. “We competed pretty good,” Bellar said. “Our top three sat out and we bumped some other kids up.” Freshman Karlee Osner took third at No. 2 singles in her first varsity action, while the doubles team of Kara Koester and Leslie Mies took third at No. 2 doubles. Each finished 2-1 at the event. At No. 1 singles, Jera Wolke took fourth with a 1-2 record, while Taylor May and Molly Schmanke played No. 1

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doubles for Conway Springs. “All of them competed well,” Bellar said. Three meets into the season, Bellar has used several lineups as his team hopes to make another deep postseason run next month. “Early in the season, I try to let a lot of different kids have some opportunities,” Bellar said. “We played some pretty good schools the first three meets. We’re setting ourselves up for a good end to the season, so I feel pretty good.” Conway Springs hosted Eisenhower, South Barber and Wellington earlier this week. The Cardinals take on defending Class 3-2-1A State champion Hesston Thursday and Tuesday, with a trip to Kingman sandwiched in between on Saturday. “It’s a nice little stretch,” Bellar said. “We’ve got four meets about every other day. We’re looking forward to it.”

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CITY OF ARGONIA, KANSAS INVITATION TO BID You are invited to bid on a single general contract for Water System Improvements described in general as follows. Contractor will be able to place a bid for Part 1 or Part 2 or both Parts. Part 1 – Civil Stationed Piping: Work includes furnishing all the labor, materials, and equipment for construction of approximately 5,600 feet of 6” water piping; 690 feet of 3” force main; 460 feet of 6” directional drill piping; 70 feet of 3” force main directional drilling; 150 feet of waterline encasement; 140 feet of force main encasement; tapping sleeve and valve assemblies, gate valves; grass seeding; and all other incidental and appurtenant work required to complete the improvements as shown and specified. Part 2 - Water Treatment Facility: Work includes furnishing all the labor, materials, and equipment for construction of a water treatment plant that includes: a pre-engineered metal building; earthwork; concrete work; masonry block construction; process piping, valves & appurtenances; mechanical work; electrical work; nitrate treatment, arsenic filter, granular activated carbon filter, and associated regeneration equipment (pre-negotiated by Owner); chlorine booster pump; vacuum operated chlorine gas equipment; high service booster pumps; bathroom/lab/office equipment; submersible grinder pump station, wet well, and valve vault ; bolted steel water storage tank and diffuser system; generator; gravel surfacing; synthetic lagoon process waste treatment system; submersible well work; and all other incidental and appurtenant work required to complete the improvements as shown and specified. Alternates: Addition of a bulk water loading station; PVC process piping in water treatment plant to DIP; change to replace bolted steel potable water storage tank with a glass-fused-to-steel bolted tank; change of 106 L.F. 6-inch piping to 24” PVC piping; addition of laboratory/office furniture and cabinetry; addition of seal-coating concrete floors where indicated; change to FRP framed doors and windows; OWNER will receive sealed bids until 1:30 PM, Tuesday, October 18, 2016, at the office of the City Clerk, City of Argonia; 210 S. Main; Argonia, KS 67004. Bids received after this time will not be accepted. All interested parties are invited to attend. Bids will be opened publicly and read aloud, immediately following closing time for receipt of bids. Proposed Bidding Documents may be examined at: -Salina Blueprint & Micrographics Systems, 209 S. Santa Fe Avenue, Salina, KS 67401 -City of Argonia, 210 S. Main, Argonia, KS 67004 -Wilson & Company, Inc., Engineers & Architects, 1700 East Iron Avenue, Salina, KS 67401 -Associated General Contractors of Kansas, 200 West 33rd, Topeka, KS 66611 -Reed Construction Data, 30 Technology Parkway South, Suite 500, Norcross, GA 30092 Bidding Documents can be viewed and ordered online at Copies of the proposed Bidding documents may be obtained upon receipt of a non-refundable deposit in the amount of $140.00 for each set, not including tax and shipping costs. Plan Holders may obtain digital copies of the plans and specifications in Adobe format upon receipt of a non-refundable deposit in the amount of $40.00, not including tax and shipping costs if applicable. Click the online planroom. Contractors, subcontractors, suppliers,

etc. must register or log-in in order to view and/or purchase plans and specifications. Complete sets of Bidding Documents must be used in preparing Bids; neither OWNER nor ENGINEER assumes any responsibility for errors or misinterpretations resulting from the use of incomplete sets of Bidding Documents. For any questions regarding ordering or viewing of the Bidding Documents please contact the following: Salina Blueprint & Micrographics Systems 209 S. Santa Fe Avenue, Salina, Kansas 67401 Telephone: 785-827-6182 or 1-800-284-6392 Addendums and plan holder list will also be available through Salina Blueprint & Micrographics Systems ( for those that purchase complete plans and specifications through them.

Section 1. The City of Argonia, Kansas, by the power vested in it by Article 12, Section 5 of the Kansas Constitution hereby elects to and does exempt itself and make inapplicable to it the provisions of K.S.A. 15-201, which applies to this city, but is part of an enactment which does not apply uniformly to all cities. Section 2. The governing body shall consist of a mayor and five council members to be elected to terms as set forth herein. The mayor and council members shall be residents and qualified electors of the City of Argonia, Kansas. Section 3. Those governing body positions with terms expiring in April 2017, shall expire on the second Monday in January of 2018, when the city officials elected in the November 2017 general election take office. Those governing body positions with terms expiring in April 2019, shall expire on the second Monday in January of 2020, when the city officials elected in the November 2019 general election take office.

Bidder qualifications may be required in accordance with Instructions to Bidders.

Section 4. General elections shall take place on the Tuesday succeeding the first Monday in November 2017. Succeeding elections will be held every two years for all such governing body positions whose terms have expired. A mayor and two council members shall be elected at one election, and the remaining three council members shall be elected at the succeeding election. The mayor and all council members shall have four year terms.

Contract time will be set in accordance with the Instructions to Bidders and Agreement.

Section 5. All elections for the City of Argonia, Kansas shall be nonpartisan.

OWNER reserves the right to reject any or all Bids and to waive irregularities in bidding. OWNER reserves the right to accept or reject any line item in the bid form.

Section 6. In case of a vacancy in the council occurring by reason of resignation, death, or removal from office or from the city, the mayor, by and with the advice and consent of the remaining council members, shall appoint an elector to fill the vacancy until the next election for that office. In case any person elected as a council member neglects or refuses to qualify within 30 days after election, the council member shall be deemed to have refused to accept the office and a vacancy shall exist. The mayor may, with the consent of the remaining council members, appoint a suitable elector to fill the vacancy.

Bid Security will be required in accordance with the Instructions to Bidders.

Bidder’s attention is called to the required compliance with the Kansas Department of Health and Environment, Kansas Public Water Supply Loan Fund (KPWSLF) Requirements. Bidder’s attention is called to the required compliance with the Kansas Department of Commerce, Community Development Block Grant Program Requirements. All contracts and subcontracts exceeding $100,000, at any tier under a KPWSLF Loan Agreement shall comply with the Anti-Lobbying Act, Section 319 of Public Law 101-121, and file an Anti-Lobbying Certification form, and the Disclosure of Lobbying Activities form, if required, to the next tier above. Attention of bidders is particularly called to the requirements as to conditions of employment to be observed and Federal prevailing wage rates to be paid under the contract, Section 3 of the 1968 Housing Act, Segregated Facility, Section 109 of the 1984 Housing and Community Development Act and Executive Order 11246, Housing and Community Development Act of 1964 and the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Bidders must fully comply with Subpart C of 2 CFR Part 180 and 2 CFR Part 1532, entitled Responsibilities of Participants Regarding Transactions. Contractors, subcontractors, or suppliers that appear on the Excluded Parties List System at are not eligible for award of any contracts funded by the KDHE State Revolving Fund Programs. Any questions regarding the Bidding Documents should be directed to ENGINEER at the following address: WILSON & COMPANY, INC., ENGINEERS & ARCHITECTS Attn: Craig Stockebrand 1700 East Iron Avenue Salina, Kansas 67401 Telephone (785) 827-0433, Fax (785) 827-5949 CITY OF ARGONIA, KS Kevin McCurley, Public Works Director

Section 7. In case of a vacancy in the office of mayor, the president of the council shall become mayor until the next regular election for that office and a vacancy shall occur in the office of the council member becoming mayor. Section 8. In accordance with K.S.A. 25–205, and amendments thereto, any person may become a candidate for city office elected at large by having had filed on their behalf, a nomination petition or a declaration of candidacy, accompanied by any fee required by law. The nomination petition must be signed by 3% of the qualified electors of the City of Argonia. Section 9. This Charter Ordinance shall be published once each week for two consecutive weeks in the official city newspaper. Section 10. This Charter Ordinance shall take effect 61 days after the final publication unless a sufficient petition for a referendum is filed, requiring a referendum to be held on the ordinance as provided by Article 12, Section 5, Subsection (c)(3) of the Constitution of the State of Kansas, in which case this Charter Ordinance shall become effective upon approval by the majority of the electors voting thereon. Passed by the Governing Body, not less than two-thirds of the members elect voting in favor thereof, this 6th day of September, 2016. /s/ Alan Brundage, Mayor Attest: Mindy Mages, City Clerk [SEAL]

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AHS, CSHS Seniors to be named Kansas Honor Scholars Students from seven Kansas high schools will be honored Wednesday, Sept. 21, by the University of Kansas Alumni Association and KU Endowment. A total of 28 seniors from high schools in Sumner County will be recognized for their academic achievements and named Kansas Honor Scholars at a 6:30 p.m. dinner and program at Wel-

lington High School. Jesse Tracy of Argonia High School is among those being honored. Conway Springs High School seniors being honored are Marian Ast, Erica Ebenkamp, Janae Pauly, Kyle Phillips and Annie Robinson. Since 1971, the Kansas Honors Program has recognized over 125,000 scholars who rank in the top 10 percent of their

high school senior classes and are selected regardless of occupational plans or higher education goals. Each year, the KU Alumni Association and its volunteers host 36 programs that reach all 105 counties across the state and include approximately 360 high schools. During the ceremony, each student will receive a Webster’s New College Dictionary.

David Johnston, vice president of marketing and digital media at the KU Alumni Association, will speak to the students and their parents and guests. Honored students will be guests of the alumni association and KU Endowment; parents and area alumni are welcome to attend at a cost of $15 each. Community volunteers collect

reservations, coordinate details and serve as local contacts for the event. Cathy McEwen, of Derby, is the site coordinator. David Carr and Colette Kocour, of Wellington, are the Sumner County coordinators. The Kansas Honors Program is made possible by KU Endowment and proceeds from the Jayhawk license plate program.

Bite by tasty bite: New program aims to help cut diabetes risk Imagine a gathering with 10 of your friends and family members. Now imagine that at least one of you has a disease that can lead to blindness…or amputation...or a stroke. The prospect is not at all far-fetched. About one in 10 Kansans has been diagnosed with diabetes, a chronic disease characterized by elevated blood sugar (blood glucose). High levels of blood glucose are a result of inadequate production of insulin or a resistance to the effects of insulin, a hormone produced by the pancreas. K-State Research and Extension is offering Dining with Diabetes, a national extension program designed to boost the health and wellness of Kansans with Type 2

diabetes and help educate their family members, caregivers and others who support them. “There’s so much at stake,” said Gayle Price, K-State Research and Extension family and consumer science specialist and coordinator of the program in Kansas. Diabetes increases the risk of stroke, heart disease, kidney disease, retinopathy that can lead to blindness and neuropathy that can lead to lower limb amputation. The vast majority of adults who are diagnosed with diabetes – 90 to 95 percent – have Type 2 diabetes, which occurs when cells in the body become resistant to the effects of insulin. Unlike Type 1, which occurs when the body cannot produce in-

sulin and which cannot be prevented, the onset of Type 2 can be prevented. The prevalence of diabetes is greater in African-Americans, Hispanic Americans, among older adults and those with a family history of Type 2 diabetes, Price said. Some risk factors, however, can be modified, including being overweight or obese, physical inactivity, high blood pressure, high blood cholesterol and smoking. An estimated $245 billion was spent on diagnosed diabetes in 2012 in the United States alone, according to a study by the American Diabetes Association, including direct medical expenses and lost productivity. That was up from $43 billion in 2007. The study also indicated that people with diabe-

tes spend an average of 2.3 times the amount of money on their health every year that people without diabetes spend. That works out to an average of $13,700 a year per person, about $7,900 of which is directly attributed to diabetes. Dining with Diabetes is a series of two-hour classes held once a week for four weeks. Lessons focus on the best ways to take care of yourself if you have the disease; healthful food choices including familiar foods; low-impact physical activity; food sampling; cooking techniques using herbs, spices, reduced-fat foods and artificial sweeteners. For more information check diningwithdiabetes or contact Price at 620-820-6123 or

K-State seeks cattle producers to help with anaplasmosis study The Kansas State Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory (KSVDL) is looking for Kansas cattle producers to participate in a study to determine the prevalence of bovine anaplasmosis in cow herds within the state and to investigate management risk factors associated with blood test results. Bovine anaplasmosis is a blood disease caused by Anaplasma marginale which can cause adultanimal sudden death, abortion, weight loss, and a reduction in performance. Animals that become infected and survive become lifelong, persistently-infected carriers. As carriers, they often show few or no symptoms and serve as a source of infection to the rest of the herd. Because of the nature of the disease, some herds remain at an unknown infection status. The study involves collecting blood samples from 16,100 adult bovines, which will represent 1,610 Kansas cowcalf operations. The samples will be stored, and because they will represent a large portion

of the Kansas cow-calf industry, they can be used in the future to discover the prevalence and risk factors associated with several other important bovine diseases including bovine viral diarrhea, Johne’s disease, and bovine leukosis.

The targeted sampling period will start Oct. 1, 2016 with a targeted endpoint of Jan. 31, 2017. Kansas veterinary practitioners will be calling on their clients to participate in this study. If you are selected to participate, the KSVDL encourages

you to say yes, as your participation is important for the success of the project. More information is available by contacting Gregg Hanzlicek, veterinarian with the KSVDL at 785-532-4853 or email

Diabetes in Kansas Diabetes is a chronic disease characterized by elevated blood sugar (blood glucose). High levels of blood glucose result from inadequate production of insulin or a resistance to the effects of insulin, a hormone produced by the pancreas. According to the Kansas Department of Health and Environment: • In 2014, 10.3 percent of Kansas adults aged 18 years and older reported ever being diagnosed with diabetes. • In 2014, 6.5 percent of Kansas adults had ever been diagnosed with prediabetes. • The prevalence of diabetes and prediabetes among Kansas adults increases with age. The highest prevalence of diabetes and prediabetes is among adults, age 55 and older. • Diabetes is more prevalent among non-Hispanic African-Americans and Hispanics than among non-Hispanic whites. The prevalence of prediabetes does not differ significantly by race or ethnicity group. • The prevalence of diabetes and prediabetes does not differ significantly by gender. • In 2013, among Kansas adults with diabetes, more than 15 percent reported they had been diagnosed with diabetic retinopathy, which can lead to blindness. • In 2014, more than 14 percent of Kansas adults with diabetes reported they had ever had a stroke or coronary heart disease. More information is available at

Your Church Directory ARGONIA Argonia Baptist Church 201 S. Plum • P.O. Box 177 • Argonia, KS 67004 • Pastor Kyle Carlson 620-446-2200 • Sun. Worship 1:00 p.m. Argonia Bible Church 209 S. Main Street • Argonia 620-435-6878 • Pastor David Essary 316-841-1334 • Sun. School 10 a.m. Sun. Morning Worship 11 a.m. • Children’s Church 11:30 a.m. • Sun. night singing & worship 6 p.m. Argonia Friends Church 202 N. Pine • Argonia, KS 67004 620-435-6622 • Pastors Scott and Kim Morin • Sun. School 9:45 a.m. • Morning Worship 10:45 a.m. • Wed. High School Youth 7 p.m. • Wed. Middle School Youth 4 p.m. • • Facebook Argonia United Methodist Church 307 N. Main Street • Argonia, KS 67004 620-435-6431 • Rev. Jerred Haydock Sun. Worship 9 a.m. • Coffee Fellowship 10 a.m. • Sun. School 10:15 a.m. • Facebook & Twitter • Cornerstone Church 302 W. Cherry, Argonia • 620-435-6639 Pastor Charlie Jenkins • Sun. Worship Service 10:30 a.m. & Sun. Evening Service 6 p.m. • Wed. Bible Study/Prayer 6 p.m. Plains Church 102 N. Argonia Rd. • Argonia, KS 67004 • 620-435-6744 • Pastor Kirk Taylor • Bible Study 10 a.m. • Worship Service 11 a.m. • Nursery available • Wed. JH Youth 4 p.m. and HS Youth 7 p.m. • Facebook Zion Lutheran Church 102 E. Cherry St. • Argonia, KS 67004 • Sun. School 9:30-10:30 a.m. • Worship Service 10:45 a.m. • Pastor John Schlickau • Wed. Bible Study 6:30 p.m. • Facebook CONWAY SPRINGS Conway Springs United Methodist Church 411 S. 8th St. • Conway Springs, KS 67031 • 620-456-2300 • Rev. Bryce Hansen • Worship 9:30 a.m. • Sun. School 10:45 a.m. • Choir Practice 7 p.m. Wed. • See Us On Facebook

First Baptist Church 101 S. 8th Street • Conway Springs, KS 67031 • Rev. John Warrick • 620-456-2815 • Sun. Service 10 a.m. • Morning Worship 11 a.m. • Wed. Bible Study/Prayer 7 p.m. • Youth 7 p.m. Wed. First Christian Church - Disciples of Christ 112 N. 7th St. • Conway Springs, KS 67031 • 620-456-2242 • Sun. School 9:00 a.m. • Church Service 10:00 a.m. • Nursery available • Bible Study 6:30 p.m. 2nd, 3rd & 4th Wed. Presbyterian Church (USA) 121 S. 7th • Conway Springs, KS 67031 • 620-456-2218 • Roland Slater, Pastor • Sun. School 9:30 a.m. • Divine Worship 10:45 a.m. St. Joseph’s Catholic Church 217 N. 6th, Conway Springs, KS 67031 • Fr. Andrew Seiler • Masses weekdays 8:10 a.m., Sat. 5:30 p.m., Sun. 8 & 10:30 a.m. • St. Joseph’s School • K-6th grade • 620-456-2276 • MAYFIELD Mayfield Federated Church 206 W. Garfield • P.O. Box 98 • Mayfield, KS 67103 • Pastor Val Warman • Sun. School 9 a.m. • Worship 10 a.m. • 620-434-5332 MILTON Milton Baptist Church 1213 N. Sycamore Rd. • Milton, KS 67106 • 620-478-2486 • Pastor Mike Justice • Morning Worship 9:30 a.m. • Sun. School 11 a.m. • Family Ministry Wed.: Light Dinner 6 p.m., Bible Study 6:45 p.m. Milton United Methodist Church 1378 N. Argonia Road • Milton, KS 67106 • 620-478-2668 • Pastor Bernard McFarthing • Morning Worship 9:30 a.m. • Sun. School for all ages 10:40-11:40 a.m. • miltonumc@ • See us on Facebook! VIOLA Viola Baptist Church 116 N. Grice • Viola, KS 67149 • Rev. Marc Neussen • Sun. School 9:00 a.m. • Morning Worship 10:00 a.m. • Sun. Evening Bible Study 5 p.m. Viola United Presbyterian Church 304 S. Grice • Viola, KS 67149 Pastor Jan Brooks • Worship 9 a.m. • Sun. School 10 a.m. • 620-584-6652

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A house near Clearwater sits surrounded by flood waters last Friday.

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included people who were able to walk from their homes to waiting boats, rescues from vehicles stranded in high water, and even people who went back into their homes after being rescued and needed to be rescued again. Fair noted that re-entering a home following rescue is a misdemeanor crime, and people can be arrested for doing that. Most of the rescues in Sumner County happened in two housing areas. One was at the Ponderosa Estates, which is located on the east bank of the Ninnescah River near 120th Avenue North and Meridian. Fair said homes began popping up in that area in the late 1960s or early 1970s. The addition started with a cabin along the river, and the property owner sold off the property for homes. The other highly impacted area was the Belle Plaine “Y,” where U.S. Highway 81 turns off of Broadway and heads west on 90th Avenue North. It sits right on the Ninnescah River, about two miles west of Belle Plaine. Downtown Mulvane suffered less damage than the flood in August. Dur-

ing that flood, anhydrous and propane tanks were washed away and blocked off drainage, which made the flooding much worse, Fair said. Thursday night’s rain dropped up to 10 inches in some areas. Another round of storms on Friday brought 3 to 4 more inches of precipitation to already saturated areas and led to additional rescues on Saturday morning. The two-day outbreak also created havoc with football schedules. Some games were postponed early Friday in anticipation of bad weather. Other games had earlier start times Friday in the hope of getting done before the weather hit. In nearly every case, the games were delayed by rain or lightning and made up on Saturday. Conway Springs played a half at home against Independent before severe weather postponed the game. The teams kicked off 90 minutes early in an effort to play before the storms moved in. The game was finished Saturday evening. At Argonia, the A&A Titans were to host Caldwell on Friday at 7 p.m. The entire game was postponed to Saturday. There was additional flooding in southern Sedgwick County. As of Friday morning, Sedgwick County had responded to 64

flood reports, five house fires and 19 submersion calls. A submersion call is when a person is trapped in a vehicle and cannot get out without assistance. Several home rescues were conducted around Clearwater on Friday morning, with a few more early Saturday. Areas along the Walnut River also flooded, including in Winfield at the Cowley County Fairgrounds where “land rush” for the annual Walnut Valley Festival was going on. An evacuation took place Friday, and there was some loss of property including at least one van as well as many smaller camping items. The entire fairgrounds was underwater through the weekend, and it was not immediately know if the festival would take place at the fairgrounds or if it would move to another location. Information from the National Weather Service office showed more than a foot of rain fell in an area from north of Viola into the southwest part of Wichita. That rain quickly swelled the Ninnescah River, creating flooding conditions around Clearwater. More than a foot of rain also fell in an area running from Mulvane and extending into southern Butler County, which raised the Arkansas River and flooded the Walnut River.

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and eye protection. Do not breathe in fumes. If cleaning inside, open windows and doors to allow fresh air to enter. Do not mix bleach with ammonia or any other clean.

• Drink only treated water. Wash your hands after contact with flood water or items that have been in flood water. Germs and other contaminants in untreated flood water can make you sick with symptons such as diarrhea and stomach cramps. If you have these symptoms, contact your doctor.

• Most surfaces can be cleaned with soap and water. Sanitize with bleach using one cup of bleach to

• If you have a contaminated water well, boil water until your well has been decontaminated or until it has been inspected. Wells can be contaminated by pesticides, animal waste, chemicals, petroleum products and other materials. Private wells can be affected if flood waters get into the water line or come too close to a well head. Floods can also cause wastewater systems to fail. • Disinfect surfaces that have been in flood water. Wear rubber boots, gloves

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worship in the park at 11 a.m. and vendors will have food and other refreshments available while you enjoy music in the park. Fall Fest buttons are on sale at the City Building and at local businesses around town. The buttons are still $3 each, and if you register your button, you become eligible for one of the many prize drawings all day on Saturday. Proceeds from the buttons help fund the events and activities of Fall Fest – and you need

five gallons of water. Air dry items. • To clean up mold, get directions online at • Mosquitoes can breed in standing water from floods. Draining standing water in flower pots, tires, tarps and wagons. Dress in long sleeves and pants when outside. Use insect repellent containing DEET. • When cleaning up damaged wood, glass, metal and plastic, wear boots and heavy work gloves and use tools such as sovels. • Cuts and scrapes can become infected. If a wound becomes red, swells up or drains, seek medical attention.

a button to be able to eat at the Chamber of Commerce Barbecue Saturday. There are still some spaces for booths, concessions, and demonstrations available in the park, so if you want space, call Janie Rausch at 620-456-2973. The Fall Fest parade promises to be bigger

than ever, so plan a float with your family, friends, or organization. This is a great opportunity to get involved in the community – there’s a lot to do for all ages. For more information on Fall Fest, contact the Conway Springs City Building at 620-456-2345.

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History of agriculture in Kansas has many highlights By Paul Rhodes

A century is a long time by most measurements. But when farmers start talking about their operations, there often are roots going back several generations. Because of that kind of history that is somewhat unique to agriculture, the Century Farm program was started in 1976. That was the year of the country’s bi-centennial, and at that time, the Farm Bureau Association decided it was time to honor family farming operations that had been in the same family for 100 years or more. That farm operation needs to still involve 80

acres or more, said Helen Norris, who is active with Farm Bureau in Sumner County. Norris gave a presentation on Century Farms during the recent Sumner County Farm Bureau Association Annual Meeting. Helen Norris is the wife of Tom Norris, who is the current president of the Farm Bureau Association in Sumner County. She has been involved with Farm Bureau for many years, and also has done some research on the Century Farm program. During her presentation at the annual meeting, Norris touched on Kansas

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This year’s winner of the $500 scholarship from the Sumner County Farm Bureau Association was Jaden Reike, pictured at right. Presenting the check is Sumner County Farm Bureau president Tom Norris. Reike is a senior at Mulvane High School, and plans to attend the University of Nebraska in the fall, where he wants to study to be an actuary. In his winning essay for the scholarship competition, Reike wrote about the greatest misconceptions of agriculture.

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Global water supply is being stretched Water supply is one of the global goals that KState has determined to be important to communities. How many of us are water conscious? Do you turn the water off while brushing your teeth or shaving or do you allow it to run? Do you use “extra” water for other uses instead of pouring down the sink? Did you grow up with little water supply such as during the Depression? What are your thoughts on the amount of water we have in our aquifers? Do you understand where the water comes from? All of these are questions that each of us need to explore and make sense of in order to be kind stewards to our world.

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Helen Norris talks about the history of agriculture in Kansas, and the Century Farm program during the Sumner County Farm Bureau Association annual meeting.

Truth is that we are water limited, and the myth of unlimited water must be dispelled. Many people believe that the rain and what is already in the ground will equal out to what we need. Actually, there is a shortage of water in many areas of the world, and the water consumption per day exceeds the supply. Many areas of the world are depleting the aquifers, causing extreme changes in water supply. As a nation we must develop an understanding of how large scale water practices are impacting our climate and water supply. Water management practices must be explored and determine whether these are sustain-

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able practices or if new ideas must be implemented for the future. This is not solely a farming challenge or for the food industry. Food production is largely to blame for the extreme water usage. Better management of this resource would have a hugely positive impact on our water supply. Increased crop production with water saving in mind will assist this goal. What can each of us do? We must first recognize that there is a lack of unlimited water supply. This is a critical step towards conservation and efficiency of saving. A diverse arsenal of ideas must be implemented and new methods of produc-

tion should be put into place. Cooperation of these resources should be a factor in all industry and production. Changes in water pricing, crop choices and joint management of surface and groundwater should be taken into consideration. What can each of us do? Most of us know to not let the water run while doing an activity such as shaving, brushing teeth or washing dishes. Additional methods to save water include only washing full loads of dishes or laundry. While researching this topic, some easy and inexpensive ideas surfaced. To use less water for toilets, try putting See WATER, Page 2B

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Tough year for agriculture Record crops, low commodity prices and stalled trade negotiations spell difficult times for Kansas farmers and ranchers in 2016. That’s the consensus of many ag producers throughout the Sunflower State. After many harvested one of the best wheat crop in years, farmers felt good. That’s when the reality of low sale prices for this commodity set in. Like many other small businesses, inputs to produce a bumper crop generally entail an abundance of input costs as well. Except for lower fuel prices, most agricultural inputs remain high and continue to rise. Drive through rural communities, especially in the western half of Kansas, and you’ll see huge, long piles of wheat lying on the ground. Talk to farmers and ranchers and they’ll tell you their nearterm economic prospects

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don’t look good. While fall row crop harvest has recently begun, there’s a huge shortage of storage space for the expected bumper crops of corn and milo. During the next few weeks, Mother Nature will decide whether the bean crop will be a good one. This winter could be tough, if prices don’t improve. Farmers don’t have money now. What some do have is debt and payments on high-priced machinery, trucks and land. I stopped through one northwestern Kansas county and visited with one farmer who told me at least six land sales occurred in the last month

or so. And while the price of land has leveled off, or in most cases dropped from record high prices, no one is buying this precious resource. Most will tell you they can’t afford it. Others say low commodity prices have tied their hands or they’re moving into a survival mode. Making ends meet, they say. So what’s the answer? Higher commodity prices would help solve the problem in farm country. But most farmers, ranchers and economists don’t see this happening any time soon. Improvement in international trade could also make a difference. For Kansas farmers and ranchers to survive and prosper, they have to sell the products they produce. They must be able to export their wheat, corn, soybeans and livestock products. Exports account for al-

most 25 percent of U.S. farm receipts. The current Trans-Pacific Partnership trade agreement would provide new markets for U.S. farm products. It could also increase net farm income by $4.4 billion and ag exports by $5.3 billion. This trade agreement could also result in an estimated increase of 40,000 jobs. In spite of stalled trade negotiations and low commodity prices farmers and ranchers receive for their crops and livestock, most remain hopeful and look forward to better times in the future. They’ll continue to rein in their spending while cutting costs wherever they can. Their livelihood depends on a vibrant, healthy agricultural economy bolstered by international trade and a kind Mother Nature. John Schlageck is a leading commentator on agriculture and rural Kansas.

Wichita event to focus on GMOs Learn more about Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs) at an event in Wichita on Oct. 14 from 6-8:30 p.m. at the Botanica Gardens Lotus Room. “GMOs: Now We’re Talking” will feature a presentation from University of Florida professor Dr. Kevin Folta, who will provide an overview of the science behind GMOs. Folta is the chairman of the horticultural sciences department at the University of Florida. His

strawberry research identifies genes related to flavor and disease resistance. He has been recognized as an expert in guiding the communications efforts in agricultural technologies, and recently has been recognized with the prestigious Borlaug CAST Communication Award. A panel discussion will follow featuring Folta, registered dietitian and Sedgwick County dairy farmer Heidi Wells, and Cowley County crop farmer Lexy Goyer.

Kansas Farm Bureau (KFB), the state’s largest ag organization, is hosting the event as a way to open dialogue about an often misunderstood piece of technology. “GMOs are a hot topic in many circles today,” Meagan Cramer, director of communications and marketing for Kansas Farm Bureau, said. “The science behind the technology isn’t an easy thing to digest. We want to provide an opportunity to talk

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The Cardinals’ Colton Terhune looks for a receiver during Conway Springs’ victory over the Independent Panthers.

Cards overcome slow start By Travis Mounts

It took a couple of days, but the Conway Springs Cardinals overcame a slow start in their home opener against Independent for a 26-6 victory. Following a scoreless first quarter, the Panthers struck first with a 60-yard touchdown. That gave the Panthers a 6-0 lead over the Cardinals, but it turned out to be the Panthers’ only visit to the end zone. Conway Springs scored twice before halftime. The first score, a a 45-yard pass from Colton Terhune to Jacob Winter, put the Cardinals up 7-6. The Cards scored again on a 1-yard Riley Akiu touchdown that put Conway Springs up 14-6 at halftime. The game was postponed at halftime because of lightning and finished Saturday evening. Saturday’s weather impacted games across southcentral Kansas. Conway Springs head coach Matt Biehler said both teams were sluggish on Friday night. “It was a tough evening to play,” he said, adding humidity seemed to suck

the energy out of both teams. He said Independent’s score woke up his team. “It seemed like our kids regrouped,” he said. Both teams made significant adjustments from Friday’s first half to Saturday’s second half. They had plenty of time to do it. “It was the longest halftime ever,” Biehler joked. The Cardinals added a third-quarter touchdown on a blocked punt. Joshua Dugan blocked the Independent punt attempt. The Panthers’ Aveon Hodge picked up the loose ball but fumbled at the 3-yard line. Winter grabbed the loose ball and took it into the end zone. Conway Springs scored again in the fourth quarter on Akiu’s 5-yard run, his second touchdown of the game. The Cardinals relied mostly on the rush, gaining 295 yards on the ground, more than twice that of the Panthers’ 116 yards. Independent was 11-for23 passing for 120 yard. Conway Springs threw for just 56 yards, completing

two of 10 attempts. Terhune ran for 107 yards and Akiu gained 101. Biehler said the defense turned in another strong performance. This season the Cardinals have allowed just two touchdowns, and neither score came on a sustained drive. Instead, a big play was key to both score plays. Conway Springs has given up just 14 points while outscoring its opponents by 60 points over two games. The Cardinals were more successful than the Panthers at key moments. Conway Springs had 18 first downs compared to Independent’s eight. And while the Cardinals converted half their thirddown plays (8-for-16), the Panthers went 0-for-10. Conway Springs made a couple of key fourthdown stops to end Independent drives. Conway Springs will play at home again Friday, this time hosting Douglass. The Bulldogs opened the season with a win over Medicine Lodge, then lost a shootout last Friday to Fredonia 74-58.

The Argonia-Attica Titans had not lost a regular-season football game since their inaugural season in 2013 – until last Saturday. The Caldwell Bluejays raced out to a 32-point halftime lead and held off a Titans’ comeback in the second half to take a 90-48 win at Argonia last Saturday after weather postponed the game from the previous night. It was the first loss of the season for ArgoniaAttica outside of postseason play since October 2013. “Caldwell did a great job of having their boys ready to play Saturday afternoon,” Argonia-Attica co-coach Luke Greenwood said. “We did not. We came out flat and Caldwell jumped all over us. You have to credit their coaches and players for that. With that early lead, we were left on our heels for most the game.” The 1-2 punch of Trevor Pierce and Seth Hemberger once again stepped up on offense for the Titans. Hemberger ran for 144 yards and four touchdowns on 23 carries, while Pierce threw for 208 yards and two touchdowns on 13-of-27 passing with one interception. Pierce also added 31 yards and another TD on the

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The Titans’ Anthony Handlin battles two Caldwell players for a pass durng last weekend’s game.

ground. Brady Ricke caught four passes for 72 yards and a score, while Anthony Handlin caught a pair of passes for 57 yards and Blake Harnden caught three passes for 54 yards and a score. “We missed the plays in the first half, but Trevor and Seth kept coming and ended up putting together pretty solid efforts in the second half,” Greenwood said. “We are going to continue to need them to lead the team throughout.”

Argonia-Attica is back in action this Friday when Flinthills makes the trip to Argonia for a 7 p.m. contest. “We are going to spend a lot of time this week on getting better as a football team,” Greenwood said. “Caldwell showed us many areas that we need to improve on so most of the week will be spent on fixing those areas of concern. Hopefully we can improve in those areas and put forth a better effort this week against Flinthills.”

Cards split pair of matches By Michael Buhler

The Conway Springs Cardinals volleyball team head into this weekend’s Chaparral tournament somewhat rested after having just two matches last week, splitting a triangular in Wichita last

Thursday. The Cardinals lost to Central Plains league rival Trinity Academy 16-25, 19-25, but came home with a win over Halstead 25-22, 25-20. Conway Springs entered the week with a 6-5

record on the season. The Cardinals head to Harper County on Saturday to play in the Chaparral tournament and will host Douglass and the Independent School of Wichita in a triangular on Tuesday.

Argonia has ups, downs to open season By Michael Buhler

There was a mix of good news and bad on the volleyball court for the Argonia Raiders last week. First, the good news. The Raiders won their season opener last Tuesday night, sweeping a triangular at home from Cedar ValeDexter 18-25, 25-19, 25-17 and Wichita Home School 17-25, 25-12, 25-11. After winning just two games all of last season, new head coach Hannah Hemberger was happy to

see this year start well. “We try to forget about last season and move on from it, so starting the season off 2-0 right off the bat was exactly our game plan,” Hemberger said. “The girls were fired up and having fun, which is a huge part of being successful on the court. They lifted weights all summer and had two-a-days the first week of practice, so it was nice to see payoff from all their hard work.” Hemberger had words


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most assists with her setting skills.” The good times did not last into the weekend, as Argonia dropped all five of its games at the Norwich tournament last Saturday, dropping contests to Sunrise Christian, Udall, South Barber, Caldwell and the host school. The Raiders played at Central Burden earlier this week. Argonia heads to a tournament at Dexter on Saturday and will travel to Oxford on Tuesday.

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All this flooded area had been packed with campers just a few hours earlier on Friday at the Walnut Valley Festival in Winfield. Some camping items just had to be left behind as visitors rushed to get out of the way of rising waters. By Sunday, the Walnut River had risen several more feet.

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Well, it happened. Again. Rains that swelled creeks, rivers and drainage basins in this area were absolutely torrential this past week, and the impact was felt far and wide. Flooding was widespread all along the Ninnescah, Arkansas and Walnut rivers, and I got to see the impact of that flooding between Clearwater and Winfield last Friday. Wow…in the stretch of just a few miles, between Clearwater and the Mulvane exit on the Kansas Turnpike, we saw three vehicles that had gotten washed into ditches along roadways. I also heard news reports of water rescues that had to be made south of Clearwater. And just the day before, I had been directly involved in some major evacuation efforts along the Walnut River in Winfield. My girlfriend Kim and I had gone to Winfield on Thursday of last week to set up our camper for the Walnut Valley Festival, which officially starts this Thursday. Friday was supposed to be the start of several days of vacation and relaxation for us, but that just wasn’t in the cards. By Friday morning, we were evacuating. Like… now. The Walnut River was rising, so we were packing. I don’t think I’ve ever broken down my camper that fast, or with that much determination. We were a little freaked

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out because of how many campers we saw being pulled out of the water with tractors and other heavy equipment. And, it didn’t help that I got my truck stuck up to its axles in mud just trying to get back to our campsite Friday morning. By mid-afternoon Friday, we were all packed up, and high and dry near one of the main entrances to the festival. It was safe there…for a while. We unpacked our bicycles from our truckload of camping gear and went exploring. What we saw was pretty sobering. Groups of people tried to rescue camping gear that had gotten in the river’s grips. Others just shook their heads, packed their vehicles and tried to decide where they were headed next. On a wide bend in the river, I shot an interesting photo…high waters consuming a mangled canopy, some firewood, port-apotties, and even a sofa and lounge chair. No, that sofa won’t be going home with anyone. As for Kim and I, we cut our losses, took our camp-

er home for a couple of days, and regrouped Sunday afternoon. Our backup plan will be the small community campgrounds in Oxford, where a few hundred of the refugees ended up. We staked our claim to a spot late Sunday afternoon and took our camper back early in the week. We prefer a quiet camping area at the Walnut Valley Festival, and the Oxford accommodations will resemble our normal camping experience as closely as possible. Many more campers moved to Winfield City Lake, about the same number of miles in the other direction, which festival officials designated to be the “official” unofficial campsite for the festival. The music, some 30plus acts, will go on as planned, in as many of the festival site accommodations as can be reclaimed from the receding floodwaters by this Thursday. I know it doesn’t sound appealing when you say it like that, but it will be… trust me. This music festival is a unique experience that I rarely miss. And 30 feet of floodwaters won’t stop us this year, either. If you’ve never been to the festival, maybe this would be an interesting year to attend. You can day-trip in like the rest of us, and see how a whole lot of chaos can be soothed with a little bit of music. Just visit for updates.

Which is more patriotic – proclaiming America’s greatness, even if it means ignoring some flaws? Or pointing to our collective flaws in an effort to say we can be better, that we have untapped potential? In my eyes, that’s the core of the current debate over athletes who are refusing to stand for the national anthem. First, let me say that tactic is not something I would do. I have a lot of respect for the people who have fought and died for the freedoms I enjoy. However, I also agree with the athletes who say that social justice is, for many minorities, still an unrealized goal. But I think their method of protest is closing the minds of people who need to hear the message. To me, the right of athletes and others to protest during the national anthem is, in a way, what our country stands for. We crow about First Amendment rights, about freedom of speech and expression.

Random Thoughts By Travis Mounts Managing Editor

So if we’re the greatest country on earth, why can’t we withstand some criticism? It should be within our abilities as a country to look in the mirror and ask, “Are we doing our best?” Does “We the People” include everybody? I’ve pondered this situation and whether to write about it for a month. The comments I have read and heard that struck me most are the ones from those veterans who have served in combat. Many of them defend Colin Kaepernick and others. Those veterans said roughly the same thing: The right to speak and to protest is why they fought. The right to disagree is part of the American way. The belief in those freedoms is what we felt separated us from com-

munism during my youth, and it’s what separates us from now from religious fanatics like the Islamic State and dictatorships like North Korea. Why are so many of us so angry over this? We are freaking out over a song that sports fans routinely sing over. “Home of the Chiefs!” Or the Thunder, or any other mascot. That’s acceptable, yet somebody who kneels but otherwise remains respectful is one of the worst people in the country? Last week, an Alabama pastor serving as public address announcer at a high school football advocated letting military personnel take shots at national anthem protesters. Let that sink in. He advocated shooting someone for having a different opinion and for expressing that opinion. What that pastor said is un-American. And it’s a far, far greater threat to our democracy than any athlete who takes a knee during the national anthem. If we truly value the American way, we need to value the rights of all Americans – even when we disagree.

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Dessert contest brings ‘sweet’ finish By Paul Rhodes

The annual Sumner County Farm Bureau banquet has had a “sweet” finish for the past three years. “We came up with this as something fun and different to do with the annual banquet,” said Sandy Manner, who works as a district administrator for Kansas Farm Bureau. So three years ago, Farm Bureau launched a dessert contest in conjunction with Sumner County Farm Bureau’s annual banquet. The dessert contest is a fun competition between 4-H clubs in the county. In the end, everyone is a winner – including the Farm Bureau members who attend the annual meeting and get to sample the desserts at the end of their banquet. This year, five of the seven 4-H clubs in Sumner County entered the contest and provided a dessert that could first be judged and then consumed. Those five clubs were Trailblazers, Red Wing, Buccaneers, Happy Hustlers and the Cardinals. This year’s theme was “Be Patriotic.” Here’s the results of the judging, and the desserts that were prepared: • Trail Blazers won Best Texture for their fruit crescent rolls. • Red Wing was awarded Best Representation of Theme for their red, white and blue cupcakes. • Buccaneers were awarded for the Nutritional Value of their three-berry cobbler. • Happy Hustlers won Best Appearance for their apple cobbler. • The Cardinals won Most Creative for their bouquet of cupcakes.

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history related to agriculture, as well as some interesting examples of Century Farms from across the state of Kansas. The history of agriculture in Kansas was impact-

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The annual Sumner County Farm Bureau meeting included a dessert contest. Judges were Kansas Farm Bureau district administrator Sandy Manner, left, and Sumner County Farm Bureau member Marcia Weishaar. Weishaar’s husband Dale is on the board of directors for Sumner County Farm Bureau. The desserts were made by 4-H clubs in the county, and attendees got to sample them as a part of their banquet.

ed by several key events, including the construction of railroads across the state, the establishment of forts in Kansas, and the forced settlement of Indians to reservations. She noted other major events, like the founding of state universities, pioneering of

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