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Vol. 122 No. 15
Serving the communities of Cheney, Clearwater, Garden Plain and Goddard
Clearwater’s Art Walk is Friday By Sam Jack
CLEARWATER – After a successful debut last spring, the Clearwater Art Walk is back for a second year. Interest in the event – planned for 7 to 10 p.m. Friday along Ross Avenue – has grown, according to organizer Tricia Nichols.
“The other day I had four new artists turn applications in,” said Nichols. “There were even people I contacted in January who said they wished they’d known about it sooner. So the word’s getting out there, and I think it is something that’s definitely going to grow. Our level
of participation from artists and musicians has gone up.” Artists and musicians will be stationed at 10 locations along Ross Avenue. Most sites have a mix of art and music. The Art Walk aims both See ART, Page 5A
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The Farmers Cooperative elevator in Garden Plain at sunset during the 2015 wheat harvest. Members of the cooperative are considering a merger with two other co-ops.
Co-op merger vote coming next month Farmers Coop members consider merger with co-ops in Anthony, Kiowa By Travis Mounts
The changing nature of farmers cooperatives could impact a local cooperative soon. Next month, the member owners of Farmers Cooperative Grain Elevator will vote on a proposed merger that would include Anthony Farmers Cooperative Elevator Company, based in Anthony, and O.K. Coop, based in Kiowa. The merger would follow the trend of mergers in Kansas and throughout the Great Plains. In December, Andale Farmers Cooperative members approved a merger with Kansas Cooperative Association based in Iuka, which is located in Pratt County. Eighty-eight percent of Andale Coop members voted for the merger. In recent years, Farmers Cooperative Elevator in Nickerson merged with Farmers Coop Union in Sterling, Agri Producers Inc. in northern Kansas merged with North Central Kansas Cooperatives and Agri Trails Cooperative, and Mid Kansas Cooperative Association (MKC) in Moundridge merged with Farmers Cooperative Association in Manhattan. Those mergers are minor compared to ones in other states. Last month, two cooperatives in Ohio with combined sales of
$900 million approved a merger. Last Friday, a merger between Farmers Cooperative Company and West Central Cooperative in Iowa took effect. The merger was approved in December. The new cooperative, called Landus Cooperative, has more than 70 grain, agronomy and feed locations in 26 Iowa counties, giving it a footprint across much of the Hawkeye state. “The main benefit at the beginning was to put a balance sheet together to get better assets and faster assets,” said Dan Cashier, general manager of the Anthony co-op. “Your elevator has to be able to handle the grain as it comes in.” That means, as farms and equipment have gotten larger, smaller co-ops need to be able to handle the larger volume. That’s tougher to do when coops have elevators that are 50 years old and the competition is planning new facilities nearby. “It takes money to make things grow,” Cashier said. Terry Kohler, general manager of Farmers Coop, said the impact will be a little different in Sedgwick County. Farmers Coop has several hundred more members than the other two co-ops. “You heard a lot about
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Smoke obscures the wreckage of a rural Clearwater house. Crews from Clearwater, Viola and Sedgwick County responded to the blaze.
Rural Clearwater house burns Staff report
CLEARWATER – A farmhouse northwest of Clearwater burned Tuesday afternoon. Units from the Sedgwick County Fire
Department and from the Clearwater and Viola volunteer departments responded to the blaze, which was reported on social media around 3
p.m. A portion of the structure had burned to the ground by 4:30 p.m., and the house appeared likely to be a total loss.
The house was located four miles northwest of Clearwater, half a mile east of the intersection of West 87th Street South and West 167th Street.
Local volunteers help fight wildfires Cheney, Clearwater send help By Sam Jack
Two weeks ago, hundreds of thousands of acres went up in flames, with windy and dry conditions helping to fuel the largest wildfire in Kansas history. But the bulk of the blaze was in Barber and Comanche counties, and Clearwater and Cheney’s volunteer departments have not had to deal with an uncommonly high workload. Still, this is an
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extremely busy time of year for firefighters locally. “We’re doing OK,” said Cheney fire chief Brad Ewy. “If you have three or four fires in a day, it’s taxing on guys. The grass is a little better this year than it was last year, but it’s the time of year when we have a lot of runs.” On top of local work, volunteers from the Cheney and Clearwater departments drove southwest to help fight wildfires in the week before Easter. Cheney firefighters Brad and Macay Ewy, Jerry Pikes and Taylor Siruta drove a tanker and
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command vehicle to Medicine Lodge on Thursday, March 24, and stayed on duty through the night. “We controlled structure fires at night. If someone called in and said the fires are by their house, the team would go to that structure and keep the fire away,” said Chief Ewy. “Someday we may need the help, so it’s nice to give it when we can.” Clearwater firefighters Hank Pate and Carl Fry spent Friday, March 25, on duty in the wildfire area. “(Emergency officials) said, ‘We have all kinds of equipment; what we need is manpower,’” said
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Clearwater fire chief Marvin Schauf. “So they took our command vehicle and themselves, and got back late Friday night.” Surprising snowfall on Easter morning spelled the end of the historic wildfire, but the dry and windy conditions that created trouble in March are likely to continue. “In Sedgwick County, there is a burn ban for the month of April,” Ewy noted. “You can’t burn a hibachi or anything, if it burns wood, in your back yard. What you can do is still burn agriculturally, so See FIRE, Page 5A
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Obituaries Byron Bonham Memorial services for Byron W. Bonham will be held on Saturday, April 23, from 12 to 2:30 p.m. at Lake Center Baptist Church, Monkey Island, Okla., and on Saturday,
April 30, from 12 to 2:30 p.m. at the United Methodist Church, Clearwater. Lunch will be provided at both services. Please call 620-221-9309 to confirm attendance.
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Down 1. Modest 2. Monet subject 3. Cockeyed 4. Check 5. “Casablanca” pianist 6. A 20th century movement in poetry 7. Auteur’s art 8. Chilean range 9. “Malcolm X” director 10. Kuwaiti, e.g. 11. Arousing 12. Hole in a board 13. Educated 16. Called attention to repeatedly 21. Call from the flock 23. Coercion 24. “Once ___ a time...” 29. Casual top 30. Heights relative to sea level 31. Jail, slangily 32. Mole, for example 33. Provocative 34. In need of resupply, maybe 36. Radiator output 37. Forest growth 38. Pride 40. Links 41. U-shaped metal rod 42. Experience again 43. Descriptive names 46. Garbage 49. Chipper 51. 100 centavos 53. “Can’t Help Lovin’ ___ Man” 54. Beaver’s work
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Clorita Lorene (Harman) DeBoard, age 78, died Wednesday, March 30, 2016. Funeral service was held at 10 a.m. Monday, April 4, at Cheney Baptist Church in Cheney.
Interment followed at Pioneer Cemetery in Cheney. She is survived by her husband, Phenies “Buck” DeBoard; children, Allen Michael DeBoard and wife Karen, Julie Mitchell and husband Tim, Anna Wiseman and husband Dan, Jamie McMains and husband Grover, Andrew DeBoard and wife Neely, Louis DeBoard and wife Debbie, Kristi Brown and husband Chris; sister, Shirley Wilson; 21 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Memorials may be made to Cheney Baptist Church. Wulf-Ast Mortuary, Garden Plain, was in charge of arrangements.
David A. Gannaway, age 47, HVAC mechanic, died Thursday, March 31, 2016. Visitation was Monday, April 4, at Webb-Shinkle Mortuary. Service was at 10 a.m. Tuesday, April 5, at Clearwater United Methodist Church.
He was preceded in death by his father, Evert, and sister, Becky Booth. Survivors include his wife, Wendy; son, Tanner; daughters, Kenzie (Cainan Spellman-Sak) and Kaitlyn, all of the home; mother, Betty (Johnson) Gannaway of Clearwater; sister, Terry (Steve) McMillen; brother, Mike (Bobbie) Gannaway, all of Clearwater; and brother-in-law, Lenny Booth of Spring Lake, N.C. Memorials may be made to the Gannaway Children Educational Fund, c/o Emprise Bank, P.O. Box 128, Clearwater, KS 67026. Webb-Shinkle Mortuary, Clearwater, was in charge of arrangements.
Phillip Hurn Phillip Troy Hurn, age 73, of Mt. Vernon, Mo., formerly of Cheney, died Monday, March 28, 2016, at the Lawrence County Manor in Mt. Vernon. Hurn was preceded in death by his parents, Chester Hurn and Pauline Lassman, and one brother, Steven Hurn. He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Nancy, of the home; one son, Cortney Hurn of Mt. Vernon; one daughter, Kristin Chermok and her husband, Mike, of Olathe; four grandchildren; five
great-grandchildren; and two sisters, Sandra Tiffany and her husband, Michael, and Barbara Hurn, all of California. A memorial service was held at 2 p.m. on Friday, April 1, at the United Methodist Church of Mt. Vernon. Memorial donations may be made to the United Methodist Church, education department, in care of the funeral home. Online condolences may be shared at www.FossettMosherFuneralHome. com.
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Kent Wendell Zerener, age 83, retired president and co-owner of Sunflower Tours, passed away on March 29, 2016, at his home in Cheney. Kent was born on July 17, 1932, in Conway Springs, to the late Emil and Marie Zerener. He married Phyllis (Lorenz) on Nov. 20, 1955, in Cheney. He is survived by his son, Mark (Amy) Zerener of Cheney; daughter,
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Vicki (Ron) Parrent of Cheney; grandchildren, Bryce and Brock Zerener and Casey Parrent; brother, John (Shirley) Zerener of Winfield; and sister, Kathleen Zerener of Arlington. He was preceded in death by his wife, Phyllis; his parents; son, Brian Zerener; brother, Calvin Zerener; and sister, Marilyn Fisher. Visitation was held on Friday, April 1, at WulfAst Mortuary Chapel in Garden Plain with family present from 6-8 p.m. Service was held on Saturday, April 2, at 10:30 a.m. at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Cheney. Interment followed at St Paul’s Lutheran Cemetery. Memorials have been established with Cheney Golden Age Home and St. Paul’s Lutheran Church. Wulf-Ast Mortuary, Garden Plain, was in
Ronald Johnson Ronald G. Johnson, age 81, of Wichita, retired senior partner of Johnson, Duncan & Hollowed CPAs, died Sunday, April 3, 2016. Visitation with family will be 9:3010:30 a.m. Friday, April 8, with a memorial service 11 a.m. Friday, April 8, both at Aldersgate United Methodist Church in Wichita. He was preceded in death by his parents, Ivan Johnson and Edna (Marley) Van Hall; and brother, Walter Johnson. Survivors include his wife, Maryann (Evans) Johnson; children, Roxana (Woody) Stitt of Peck and Doyle (Peggy) Johnson of Pontiac, Mo; sisters, Wanda M. Schul
of Wichita and Rhodema Spearman of Lufkin, Texas; brother, Kenneth (Phyllis) Hollowed of Greeneville, Tenn.; five grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to Aldersgate United Methodist Church, 7901 W. 21st St. N., Wichita, KS 67205 or Ronald and Maryann Johnson Accounting Scholarship, in care of the Kansas State University Foundation, 1800 Kimball Ave., Suite 200, Manhattan, KS 66502. Webb-Shinkle Mortuary, Clearwater, is in charge of arrangements.
Council approves Project Access grant By Sam Jack
GODDARD – Two weeks after a presentation by Central Plains Health Care Partnership executive director Anne Nelson, the Goddard City Council approved a grant to Sedgwick County nonprofit Project Access Monday. Project Access helps connect uninsured Sedgwick County residents with health-care services. Around 100 Goddard residents have used the service, Nelson said, and a total of 1,500 Sedgwick County residents benefit from it each year. The amount of the Goddard grant was $1,000, which was the maximum the city could donate under an annual budget line created to deal with requests like the one by Project Access. The budget line was last used in 2010, to help support the Sedgwick County Child Advocacy Center after the county government withdrew financial support. “The last time we used it was a very similar situation. Sedgwick County had normally been funding the Child Advocacy Center, so then-chief (Sam) Houston came to us because he’d had a number of young citizens take advantage of that program,” said Mayor Marcey Gregory. Gregory noted that the center eventually found other sources to replace funding withdrawn by the county and has not repeated its 2010 request to Goddard. Council member Enrique Ramirez said his job as a KAKE photojournalist helped him connect with the plight of the uninsured. “I get to see the other side of how people need help, and whatever we can give them, I’m happy to support. I know the need is out there,” he said. Ramirez and Larry Zimmerman voted in favor of the $1,000 grant. Council member Chris Hahn abstained, saying that he did not have enough information because he was not present for the March 21 presentation. The grant award passed 2-1, with council members Joe Torske and Chris Hedrick absent. Goddard was the first municipality Project Access approached with a request for funding. Nelson told the council two weeks ago that she planned to make requests to each city in Sedgwick County. In other business: • Tony Zara and John Nagle went into executive session with city council members and city administrator Brian Silcott to discuss financial affairs or trade secrets related to Goddard Destination Development. The council reconvened in open session after 20 minutes, and no binding action was taken. • Treasurer Matt Lawn received a plaque in recognition of the Distinguished Budget Presentation Award he received from the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada. • The council approved a resolution adding a $50 fee for inspections relating to the new “entrance permit,” which sets standards for paving, culvert materials and residential lot sizing in Goddard. The fee is in line with what Sedgwick County charges for the same service. • The council approved an interlocal agreement with Sedgwick County in connection with the county’s annual household hazardous waste removal event. In the past, similar agreements have been approved as memorandums of understanding. This year’s household hazardous waste removal event will be held in Goddard from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. May 14. • Justin Constantino, assistant to the city administrator, presented information on planned part replacements at the wastewater treatment plant.
Goddard city treasurer Matt Lawn, pictured with Mayor Marcey Gregory, received a Distinguished Budget Presentation Award from the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada.
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Farmers Coop employees assist in grain bin rescue By Sam Jack
Thomas Berntsen’s situation at around 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 22, was potentially serious. He was totally stuck – submerged up to his armpits in soybeans after a mishap while cleaning out a grain bin at the Farmers Coop Grain Association elevator in Conway Springs. “When we first got in to (clean) the bin, it had a little bit down in the bottom that was plugged up, and when I went to unplug it, it started kind of pulling me in, and the rest of the grain just slid in as it was emptying out, and kind of buried me there at the bottom,” said Berntsen. A harness Berntsen was wearing kept him from being totally engulfed. He compared the sensation of entrapment to being in a full-body cast. “I just couldn’t move at all. You couldn’t wiggle your legs or nothing,” he said. “I could wiggle my toes inside my boots, but that was about it.” In some cases of grain entrapment, the pressure can be so great that it interferes with breathing and leads to asphyxiation. Berntsen, fortunately, was not subject to that much force. Soon after responders arrived, they reported he was in stable condition and was able to communicate with rescuers. But medical professionals were still concerned about the cumulative effect of the pressure, according to Sumner County Emergency Management director James Fair. “Once the body has been entrapped for a while, with that kind of pressure around you, you’re not getting the circulation of your blood that you normally would, so consequently, it causes your blood to become toxic,” said Fair. “When, all of the sudden, now you free this individual, and the blood starts flowing back to the heart, that’s when you have the opportunity for a person to go into shock. Those toxins in the blood can harm that person. That’s why it was imperative that we had paramedics on hand that could start an IV and get the proper field medications to this individual. “These are things that have been lessons learned over the years, around the country, from these kind of things occurring,” Fair added. Rescuers from Kansas Task Force 5 – specially trained to perform grain bin entrapment rescues – converged on the Conway Springs Coop, with rescuers and equipment hailing from the Wichita, Sedgwick County and Winfield fire departments. Local volunteers with the Conway Springs Fire Department were the first emergency responders on the scene. Two Garden Plain Coop
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Rescue workers raced to help Thomas Berntsen when he was trapped in a grain bin March 22 in Conway Springs.
employees – John Kerschen and Mark Trollope – were also among the first to arrive at the scene. Both the Garden Plain Coop and the Farmers Coop Grain Association use safety services provided by CoMark, and CoMark’s safety coordinator, Brandon Dills, called and asked the pair to bring a trailer of safety and rescue equipment down to Conway Springs from Cheney. Garden Plain Coop’s board voted to purchase the equipment around 2012, according to general manager Terry Kohler. “Our two employees didn’t miss a beat. They were more than happy to help a fellow co-op employee out, together with the Conway Springs employees,” said Kohler. “You buy that equipment hoping that you’ll never have to use it, but when you do have an opportunity, you’re tickled to have the expertise and equipment there.” Rescuers inserted hard panels into the grain surrounding Berntsen, then began removing grain to create a hollow near his body – a slow process. “Basically what you’re doing is no different than a car accident,” said Fair. “With a car accident, you remove the car from around the patient. That’s the same thing they did with (Berntsen).” When Berntsen was finally released from the grain, shortly after 8 p.m., paramedics loaded him onto a medical evacuation helicopter and quickly began work to combat possible complications. For Berntsen and his family and friends, it was a nerve-wracking ordeal. Berntsen later learned that rumors had flown that he had taken a fall from the top of the grain elevator. His brothers and other family at the scene were worried. “I was told I had a good chance for cardiac arrest,
Clearwater band to host car, truck and motorcycle Show CLEARWATER – The Clearwater High School band will present its first-ever Car, Truck & Motorcycle Show from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, April 16. Proceeds from the show will help the band to travel and expand its performance schedule. The show will be held at the Clearwater Intermediate Center, 801 E. Ross Avenue.
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kidney failure and all that stuff, so...” Berntsen said, trailing off. “But when I got to the hospital, they said that because I had a bigger body mass, it actually helped out quite a bit. My blood flow wasn’t really restricted as much as they thought it was.” Berntsen spent the night at the hospital and was released the following morning. He was back at work at the Conway Springs Coop by Thursday, and he reported no lingering ill effects. He has not yet gone back inside any of the grain bins, he said Monday. “I closed up the bin the other day, but I didn’t go back in. I think we’re going to have to do some extra training and stuff, before we can figure out a new process and actually go back in. We’re all going to have to learn from it and figure out how to do it better,” he said.
Entrapment a stubborn problem across the United States • Dozens of grain entrapments are reported annually. Fifty-nine were reported in 2010, the most hazardous year on record. There were 33 in 2011, 21 in 2012, 33 in 2013, 38 in 2014 and 24 in 2015. • Over the course of 41 years – 1964 to 2005 – 74 percent of all reported entrapments ended in death and the recovery of a body, not a successful rescue. From 2008 to 2011, the number of fatalities as a result of reported entrapments was reduced to 42 percent. • Grain engulfments killed an average of 12 people per year from 1964 to 2011. Dust explosions killed 6.25 people per year over a similar span. • More than two-thirds of engulfments from 1964 to 2011 occurred on farms, not at grain elevators or commercial facilities. Forty-five percent of incidents involved out-of-condition corn. • The problem of grain entrapment and engulfment has been getting worse over the past 20 years, with the number of incidents gradually increasing. Source: Purdue University, https://extension. entm.purdue.edu/grainsafety
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New pharmacy to open May 2 Staff report
CLEARWATER – Freeman Pharmacy announced April 1 that its new Clearwater pharmacy will open May 2. The business will be located at 130 E. Ross Avenue, Suite 111. Free daily deliveries from Conway Springs to Clearwater will continue through the opening. The business’ phone number, 620-584-3784, is active now but is being forwarded to the Conway Springs location. The pharmacy’s Clearwater hours will be 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday.
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Adams Electric & Plumbing president Bob Blasi cuts the ribbon outside the company’s new Goddard location. City, school district and Chamber of Commerce representatives were on hand for the grand opening ceremony.
Adams Electric & Plumbing celebrates grand opening By Sam Jack
GODDARD – Adams Electric & Plumbing held a grand opening and ribbon-cutting ceremony Wednesday, March 30. Business leaders and representatives of the city of Goddard, the school district and the Chamber of Commerce were on hand for the occasion. Goddard is the second location for Adams Electric & Plumbing, which is headquartered in Pratt. But president Bob Blasi emphasized that it is focused on the Goddard community. “The key to all this is finding local people that are part of this community,” said Blasi. “This isn’t somebody new coming in out of Pratt or Winfield; this is local.” So far, Adams has hired two local heating and air conditioning experts: Bob Tull and Larry Veltman. “We’re hitting the heating and air part first, because I think that’s the biggest need. Hopefully we’ll get a plumber or two next, and electric to follow,” said Blasi, going on to note that God-
dard’s Adams Electric and Plumbing is the only Lennox dealer between Pratt and Wichita. The company has been in business with Lennox since 1983. “Lennox started in the late 1800s, dealing directly with dealers, and that motto will never change. That’s a pretty special deal,” said Blasi. People who have not replaced their air conditioning systems in the past eight to 10 years can realize significant savings on their monthly utility bills when they upgrade, Blasi said. Customers can compare the efficiency of air conditioning systems by checking the Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio (SEER). “Ten years ago, if you had an eight or 10 SEER air conditioner, that’s all there was. Then the government stepped in, and 13 was the minimum you could manufacture. We are now clear up to 25, and if you would like to buy one, you could save 50 to 75 percent on what you’re paying to air condition your house, just with this new equipment,”
said Blasi. Adams employees can use software provided by Lennox to estimate individual savings. The same also applies to solar panels, which Lennox provides through a partnership with manufacturer Solar World. “If you’ve got a spot to put the panels and face them south, you can literally air condition your house for zero dollars in the summertime – and the solar stuff has a 30 percent federal tax credit,” said Blasi.
“The cost of the panels is coming down, but the output, the number of watts you get per panel, keeps going up. The technology is unbelievable.” Adams’ Goddard location, next door to Ginger Asian at 19894 W. Kellogg, is open from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., and service employees are on call at all times. The business’ phone number is 316550-6015. Adams’ website, www.adamsep.com, is being updated.
Adams employees and Goddard Chamber of Commerce members inspect a Lennox air conditioning unit around the corner from the new storefront. New, variable-speed systems are quiet and provide much higher energy efficiency than older models.
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Sedgwick County Fire District 1 reminds residents that a burn ban imposed by the state of Kansas will be in effect in Sedgwick County during the month of April. New open-burn permits will not be issued during the month of April and no current permit holders will be allowed to conduct open burns after March 31. Open burns can resume after April 30. The ban includes all open burning of any waste, including vegetation and wood waste, structures or other material on any premises. The following counties will be affected along with Sedgwick County: Butler, Chase, Chautauqua, Cowley, Elk, Geary, Green-
wood, Johnson, Lyon, Marion, Morris, Pottawatomie, Riley, Wabaunsee and Wyandotte. Exceptions to the openburn ban include pasture, crop, range and wildlife or watershed management. The allowed burning operations will still require a valid permit from Sedgwick County Fire District 1. Burn permits may be requested online at www. sedgwickcounty.org or by calling 316-660-3473. Always call 911 before you burn. The Kansas Department of Health and Environment open-burning regulations (K.A.R. 28-19-645 through K.A.R. 28-19-648) apply. Questions regarding the burn ban, or fire safety in general, should be directed to the office of the Sedgwick County Fire Marshal at 316-660-3473.
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grass can still burn.” Grass burns that get out of control lead to a lot of calls for help. “They’re controlled burns one day, but the wind comes up the next day, and they get out of
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urban sprawl 20-30 years ago. It’s still an issue,” he said, noting that Farmers Coop has lost considerable ground as land turned into housing developments in west Wichita and around Goddard. “This gives us a chance to expand” without competing head to head against another co-op. “This is a partnership instead of an adversarial relationship,” Kohler said. He added that most of the efficiencies will be behind the scenes. Kohler and Cashier both pointed to a high-speed loader in Sumner County that is being planned by MKC. The proposed highspeed shuttle loading facility would have access to the BNSF railroad line and would have a storage capacity of about seven million bushels. It would be able to load grain onto rail cars at twice the speed. Farmers Cooperative Elevator Company has been through one other merger. The co-op, then based in Garden Plain, merged with Cheney Cooperative Elevator Associates in 2000. Cashier said the mergers are the next chapter in agriculture. “We need to be able to get our assets in tune so customers will come to us,” he said. The three cooperatives have a lot of similarities in services offered and have a fairly contiguous footprint from the edge of Wichita that extends west and south through Kingman, Sumner, Harper, Barber and Comanche counties and even into northern Oklahoma. They also are partners in Comark Grain Marketing, LLC, a cooperative of 13 cooperatives that
control,” said Ewy. “The responsibility is to stay with the fire until it’s 100 percent out, so if it catches the next day, you’re still responsible. People need to watch very closely.” Schauf agreed that caution is needed and urged people to properly dispose of cigarettes and flammable materials. “It doesn’t take much to get a fire going,” he said.
co-own the Cheney-based operation. Comark was established in 2008 and provides grain merchandising, risk management, sales accounting, and truck and rail logistics for its owners. McCune Farmers Union Coop Association in southeast Kansas just joined the group April 1. That relationship helped ease the merger effort between Farmers Coop, Anthony Coop and O.K. Coop. “All our grain is already tied together, our fertilizer is tied together. We’re doing several things together,” said O.K. Coop manager Steve Inslee. “We’re always looking at what’s going to benefit us.” He said bigger co-ops can offer better benefits, and competition is driving mergers like this one. Cashier said there were no plans for employee restructuring. For most farmers, the name on the elevator doesn’t matter. “They’re looking at the people they’re dealing with,” he said. Kohler said it makes sense for the new co-op to be based in Cheney. Farmers Coop shares a building with Comark. “A lot goes on already on the east side (Comark side) of the building,” Kohler said. He said about 80 percent of the three co-ops’ combined business goes through Comark. “We’re already hooked in with hard lines, accounting systems, people,” he said. One of the biggest unanswered questions is, what will the new name be? Kohler said the cooperatives asked employees for ideas. About 35 names were considered and checked out for similarity with other co-ops and other legal issues. “We’re back to the drawing board. We’re still looking for a name,” Kohler said.
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to highlight local artists and to introduce new people to the city of Clearwater. “What was on my mind is that these small towns often get wrapped up in the sporting events, but there are a lot of talented musicians and artists around here. We want people to look at all the talent in small-town America that gets overlooked,” said
Nichols. “Also, it’s nice to walk around your town, enjoy an evening out with your family and know that you’re in a safe place, having fun.” One new highlight of this year’s Art Walk is an appearance by Barry “Bones” Patton, a Winfield diesel mechanic who is well-known for his mastery of cow bones as a rhythm instrument. Patton has appeared with artists such as Ricky Skaggs and Vince Gill and on television shows such as “Nashville Now” and
The Clearwater Art Walk will feature performers and artists at 10 locations along Ross Avenue. Below is a guide, starting at Ross and Tracy and proceeding east. Musicians and artists are subject to change. Clearwater Family Practice P.A. – Musician Brian Tiemeyer and artist Alan Brooks. Tiemeyer performs an acoustic fusion of reggae, soul and roots music. Brooks, a self-taught painter, focuses on aviation, animals, and maritime and landscape scenes. Clearwater Public Library – Local quilter Linda McCune and multi-disciplinary artist .S.P.Daley. Daley is the author of “Welcome To The Divide...,” a blog, and a collection of poetry and short stories. He will share artwork, writings and music. McCune will display a sampling of the more than 175 quilts she has created over the past 16 years. Studio E – Karin Stieben, Brenna Snyder, Ashlyn Fox and Michaela Isaacson. Stieben makes glass beads over open flame. Snyder, an artist, will offer temporary henna tattoos and display her work. Fox is an artist who works in several mediums. Isaacson, an artist, will display her oil
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“Deadwood.” He will be at the Clearwater Executive Center from 7 to 9 p.m. A returning favorite will be Dear Friends, a longrunning acoustic band that will be stationed at Emprise Bank. Young artists, from Clearwater and elsewhere, will be featured throughout the walk. Pizza Hut will display artwork by USD 264 students, with additional student artwork to be displayed at the Executive Center. Several younger musicians will be featured, in-
paintings. Renn & Co. storefront – Musician Ricky Vreeland and artists Leanne and Paulette Dougherty and Laura Coon. Vreeland and Miracle, his miniature schnauzer, love to entertain people with their music. Artist Coon is working on her third addition to her collection “The Visual Gospel.” Leanne Dougherty is a painter who works primarily with acrylic on canvas, creating brilliantly colored, often abstract and surreal, images. Paulette Dougherty is a professional sculptor whose work over the past 30 years has been displayed worldwide. City Hall – Musicians Jackie Henning and Trent Zimmerman and artists Kane Howell and Samantha May. Henning and Zimmerman will fill the air with their saxophone music. Howell specializes in psychedelic art, while May uses watercolor and acrylic paint to create artwork with a message of positivity. Emprise Bank will host Dear Friends, an acoustic group that focuses on folk, country, and ’60s and ’70s rock ballads. Pizza Hut will host a display of artwork by Clearwater USD 264 students.
cluding local rapper Cade Halling, who will perform with jazz artist Vincent Delaurentis at Bleach and Bronze. City administrator Justin Givens said the Art Walk shows what makes Clearwater unique. “It helps bring people together, and it’s a way to draw people to our downtown area that may not actually come downtown that often,” he said. “People from outside the community can come in and see the kind of lifestyle people have here.”
Clearwater Executive Center – Musician Barry “Bones” Patton and artists Jay Stockhaus, Krisi Metzen, Tessa Castor, plus additional art by USD 264 students. Patton will demonstrate his uncommon talent: playing the cow bones. Stockhaus, Metzen and Castor will display their photography. First Baptist Church – Musician and artist Dave Beck, quilting group the Ole Sew and Sews, and artists Crystal Socha, Casey Socha and Mike Scheufler. Beck has played piano since the age of 12 and likes to create art out of other people’s cast-offs. The Ole Sew and Sews are a group of quilters who meet weekly and make Quilts of Valor for local veterans. Crystal Socha will display photography, Casey Socha will display blown glass and Scheufler will display digital paintings. Bleach and Bronze – Musicians Vincent Delaurentis and Cade Halling, and artist Kole Wright. Delaurentis played in the top jazz band at Friends University and currently plays in the Dale Kenny Elvis tribute band. Local rapper Cade Halling will perform a few numbers with Delaurentis. Wright, a high school senior from Liberty, Mo., will share photography and spray art.
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Clearwater plans citywide cleanup CLEARWATER – Twice a year, the city of Clearwater oversees a cleanup weekend for the purpose of disposing of large and bulk items. As part of the city’s residential trash franchise, city residents may drop off almost any item for free. The next citywide cleanup will be held from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, April 15, and from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday, April 16.
The collection site is the public works building, 400 W. Ross Avenue. A city employee will check driver’s licenses to verify that all items brought to the collection site come from a Clearwater city address. Those bringing trash or materials from outside Clearwater will not be allowed to dump their items. Tires, refrigerators, batteries and hazardous waste may not be dumped.
Cheney Police Reports March 28 – Outside agency assist at the police department; Abandoned car on private property in the 900 block of N. Main. March 29 – Suspicious person report in the area of Fifth and Adams; Warrant service attempt in the 300 block of N. Marshall; Warrant service attempt in the 700 block of N. Wolf; Warrant arrest in the 600 block of N. Wolf; Disorderly conduct/battery report in the 700 block of N. Main; Assist Fire/EMS in the 200 block of N. Marshall; Vehicle burglary in the 600 block of W. Fifth; Assist Fire/EMS in the 700 block of N. Main; Vehicle burglary report in the 800 block of N. Lincoln; Reckless driver report in the area of Fifth and Adams; Assisted the Sheriff’s Office in the area of 34000 block of W. 15th St. South; Civil standby in the 100 block of W. First. March 30 – Open door in the 900 block of N. Main; City ordinance violation in the 800 block of Sunset Avenue; Check welfare in the 900 block of N. Filmore; Telephone scam report in the 200 block of N. Jefferson; Assisted the Sheriff’s Office at the police department; Found property report in Harper County; Assist Fire/EMS in the 200 block of W. Second; Telephone scam report in the Cheney area. March 31 – Open door in the 600 block of N. Lincoln; Outside agency assist at the police department; Assisted the Sheriff’s Office with a warrant attempt in the 6500 block of S. 343rd St. West; Assisted the KHP with a vehicle pursuit in the area of Kingman/Sedg-
wick county line; Assisted the Sheriff’s Office with a warrant attempt in the 900 block of N. Filmore; Telephone scam report in the 900 block of N. Sunset; Suspicious activity in the 300 block of N. Main. April 1 – Open door in the 600 block of N. Washington; Suspicious activity in the 300 block of E. Third; Suspicious activity report in the City; Suspicious activity in the 100 block of N. Wolf; Assisted the Sheriff’s Office in the 40000 block of W. 6th St. North; Assisted the Sheriff’s Office in the area of 359th St. West and 29th St. North. April 2 – Assist Fire/EMS in the 700 block of N. Main; Open door in the area of South Avenue and W. Avenue “A”; Warrant arrest/possession of drug paraphernalia; Funeral escort at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church; Request for extra patrol in the City; Suspicious activity report in the 900 block of N. Filmore; Assisted the Sheriff’s Office with a traffic stop/warrant arrest in the 38000 block of W. 15th St. South. April 3 – Assisted the Fire Department in the area of 4700 S. 391st St. West with report of explosions; Open door in the 200 block of N. Main; Assisted the Sheriff’s Office in the area of U.S. 54/400 and 343rd St. West with a horse at large; Assisted the Wichita Police with an investigation at the police department; Assisted the Sheriff’s Office with a horse at large in the area of 34000 block of W. 15th St. South; Civil matter/vehicle repo in the 100 block of W. First; Found property in the area of Sixth and Sunset.
Citizens State Bank installs ATM 130 Years Ago Dr. J.W. Laird, the dentist of Cheney, is establishing a good reputation and obtaining an extensive practice. Murdock news: Esquire McAlister has built an addition to Fralick’s blacksmith shop, and opened a wood shop and carpenter shop in it. The third city election was held Monday, April 5, at Cofey’s hall. T.H. Shannon was elected mayor. Councilmen were I.L. Randell, Amos Tucker and L.F. Jones. 120 Years Ago The city election in Cheney Monday resulted in the electionof the entire Prohibition ticket: Mayor I.L. McHenry; Councilmen Nash, Whitehead, Pierson, Saunders and Jennings; Police Judge J.M. Brown. Wm. Gawthrop and Capt. Baughman paid their respects to the printer Saturday by contributing $2 for the Sentinel for another year. J.I. Saunders, Charley Coffey and J.T. Hessel went over to Wichita Tuesday on business. 110 Years Ago Fred Brown left Monday for a summer’s sojourn among the irrigating ditches and sugar beets around Garden City. Rev. Harkness, the new pastor of the Methodist flock, preached his first sermons last Sunday. Roy Miller spent Sunday with his parents in Wichita. Harry Baughman was hauling logs to the sawmill Saturday. George Humphreys is breaking sod for Mr. Strope. 100 Years Ago John Saunders painted the front of the post office Monday and
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Odon Northcutt painted the front of James Wolf ’s barbershop. J.E. Hartle of South Haven has purchased the Central Garage of E.M. Jones and Ralph Hopkins and took charge Thursday. George Smith put down a well for Floyd Lackey last Monday. Mr. Lackey is getting ready to build his new home on the lots he recently purchased from George McGill. 90 Years Ago W.M. Seaman, who has been superintendent of schools at Valley Center for the past four years, is to be superintendent at Cheney next year. Charles Beckett and Guy Anderson, who conducted the eats counter for Sparks Bros. Circus last summer, went to Macon, Ga., Sunday where they will be with the circus again this season. The Cheney Hardware has finally received the new iron stairway, which is to adorn the north side of the hotel. 80 Years Ago Fire completely destroyed the barn and contents on the Tom McCrary farm west of Cheney Saturday afternoon. Mrs. Laura Hall and daughter, Miss Jennie, spent Wednesday in Sterling visiting C.A. Hall and family. Mr. and Mrs. W.S. Fancler, northwest of Cheney, returned to their home Thursday after spending months visiting in Indiana and Illinois. 70 Years Ago Mr. and Mrs. Elza Gartin and family are planning to move to Two Buttes, Colo., in the near future. Dr. H.O. Williams plans to resume his medical
practice in Cheney next week in the office on North Main Street. Miss Letha Baughman of Wichita visited her parents, Mr. and Mrs. H.S. Baughman, over the weekend. 60 Years Ago Cheney Community Club honored Mrs. Albert Pipkin at the March 19 meeting upon her retirement at the conclusion of this school term after teaching 30 years. Joyce Bolinger, senior at Southwestern College, Winfield, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Carl Bolinger, participated in the college band concert March 26. Mr. and Mrs. John Weight and family were Easter dinner guests of Mr. and Mrs. E.E. Wright. 50 Years Ago This week Koenigs Construction Co. started building a new home for William Asendorf of Kansas City, who plans to retire in Cheney. Maynard Whitelaw of Summit, N.J., spent the weekend with his father, E.H. Whitelaw, Mrs. Whitelaw and his aunt, Mrs. Fred Pilgram and Mr. Pilgram. Mr. and Mrs. Robert Hinnen returned home Thursday after visiting in Gilroy, Calif., with Mr. and Mrs. Jack Heckendorn and family. 40 Years Ago Tuesday afternoon, the Cheney Fire Department was called to the Cheney Door Company to discover the building in flames. Dean Berg, chief of police, states that a bicycle clinic will be held in
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Firefighter hospitalized after medical emergency Volunteer collapsed at grass fire By Travis Mounts
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Emergency vehicles responded to the scene of a two-car accident near Cheney. One driver was sent to the hospital with possible minor injuries.
One hurt in accident near Cheney By Travis Mounts
CHENEY – A two-vehicle accident Monday sent one person to the hospital with possible mi-
nor injuries. The accident happened a little after 5 p.m. According to information from the Sedgwick Coun-
Parts of Felipe Lim’s vehicle ended up on both sides of the roadway after he was struck by a pickup truck. Lim reportedly ran a stop sign just before the accident.
ty Sheriff ’s Department, Joseph Zoglman was driving a full-size Dodge pickup west on 15th Street South (Old Highway 54) when a silver passenger car driven by Felipe J. Lim, 58, of Derby, ran the northbound stop sign on 383rd Street West, at the intersection by D’Mario’s Pizza. Lim’s car was struck by Zoglman’s pickup, causing Lim’s car to veer into the northeast ditch at the intersection. It appeared the pickup struck the car on the back passenger side. Lim was transported by ambulance to Via Christi St. Joseph with possible minor injuries. Zoglman was not injured. No citations were issued at the scene. The accident limited 383rd Street to one lane of traffic.
CHENEY – A Cheney volunteer firefighter is in the hospital after suffering what was described as a “brain bleed,” a type of stroke known as a brain hemorrhage, while battling a fire Sunday in southeast Kingman County. The firefighter collapsed at the fire. His family has asked that he remain anonymous. He is 48 years old and married with four children, ages 13-24. Cheney fire chief Brad Ewy said the firefighter had surgery Monday and was doing better than the original prognosis, but that he faces a long road. “He’s still very criti-
cal,” Ewy said. The man was diagnosed as having had a large brain bleed. A blood clot the size of a fist was removed. He is recovering at Via Christi St. Francis. The fire was located between Southeast 60th Street and Southeast 70th Street near Southeast 130th Avenue, about eight miles southwest of Cheney. Cheney Fire and Rescue was fighting the fire with assistance from the Norwich and Pretty Prairie fire departments, and Ewy said other departments may have been there. He said there have been too many fires recently to keep track of them all. It is a situation faced by many departments right now. Many areas have burn bans in place, including one in Sedgwick County that
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runs through April. With dry and windy conditions expected to continue, there is little hope for immediate relief from the rash of grass fires. “We want to thank the other departments for their assistance. We hope people will keep us in their thoughts and prayers,” Ewy said. He said support in the form of prayers and financial help is needed. A GoFundMe page is available at https:// w w w. g o f u n d m e. c o m /
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Teams, fields make home debut
Cheney roper to compete at nationals Staff report
The Cheney High baseball and softball teams made their home debuts at the new Cheney Athletic Complex on Monday afternoon. ABOVE: USD 268 BOE president Jason Gregory, left, Cheney city administrator Randall Oliver and Cheney Recreation Commission director Brent Peintner make the ceremonial first pitches on the baseball diamond. They also threw out the first pitches at the softball game. The new complex was a joint effort between the school district, the city and the CRC. LEFT: The softball team stands at attention during the national anthem.
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News Briefs Counterfeit bills found
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Wellington Area Chamber of Commerce executive director Annarose White notified area chamber groups and business owners that three counterfeit $20 bills were reported last month between March 16 and 23. The bills were found in two different communities. “Some of our banks have (counterfeit detection) pens on hand, if you do not already have them at your place of business,” White wrote. Those who find coun-
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CLEARWATER – The Clearwater Parent-Teacher Organization will host a Big Truck Night event for the whole family at 6 p.m. Tuesday, April 12. The event will be held at Clearwater High School and is free to attend. All kinds of vehicles, from emergency vehicles to semi-trucks to farming
GARDEN PLAIN – The Garden Plain City Council was scheduled to hold its monthly meeting on Wednesday this week. The council had a full agenda. New agenda items included an audit report, a visit from Dave Reida with the Garden Plain Senior Center, the resignation of a police officer and bids on a new police car. In old business, the council was
scheduled to receive a sewer plant update and resume discussion on the creation of a trash franchise as well as possible adjustments in the city’s utility deposits. See next week’s TimesSentinel for a report on the meeting.
CHENEY – Cody Quaney of Cheney will compete in the Ram National Circuit Finals Rodeo this weekend. The event takes place Thursday through Sunday in Kissimmee, Fla. Quaney earned his spot in the national event with a strong showing on the final night of the 2015 Prairie Circuit Season on Oct. 17. He roped and tied a calf in 8.4 seconds to win the third round of the Chisholm Trail Ram Prairie Circuit Finals Rodeo in Duncan, Okla. Quaney earned $3,089 in Duncan and knocked off nine-time circuit champion Jerome Schneeberger of Ponca City. That was enough to beat Schneeberger in season earnings. Quaney won be less than $2,000, overcoming an $1,100 deficit going into the season’s final event. The victory was Quaney’s first championship in his Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association career and quali-
fied him for nationals in Florida. Quaney finished third in average time. Quaney graduated from Cheney High School in 2008. He competed in college rodeo at Vernon College in Texas and at Southwestern Oklahoma State University in Weatherford. Not only did he win the title made up of contestants and events primarily in the Oklahoma-KansasNebraska region, he finished 29th in the final world standings. Results: Tie-down roping: First round: 1. (tie) Tyler Mathew Milligan and Cole Bailey, 7.6 seconds, $1,545; 3. Bryson Sechrist, 7.7, $883; 4. (tie) Cole Wilson and Trell Ebauer, 8.1, $221 each. Second round: 1. Caleb Bullock, 7.8 seconds, $1,765; 2. Caddo Lewallen, 8.1, $1,324; 3. Cole Bailey, 8.8, $883; 4. Trent Creager, 8.9, $441. Third round: 1. Cody Quaney, 8.4 seconds, $1,765; 2. Tyler Milligan, 9.0, $1,324; 3. Cole Bailey, 9.1, $883; 4. L.D. Meier, 11.2, $441. Average: 1. Cole Bailey, 26.5 seconds on three runs, $2,648; 2. Tyler Milligan, 26.5, $1,986; 3. Cody Quaney, 27.5, $1,324; 4. Cole Wilson, 29.1, $662. Year-end champion: Cody Quaney.
Local blood drives planned The American Red Cross encourages eligible donors to give blood during National Volunteer Month in April and make a difference in the lives of patients in need. More than three million people donated blood through the Red Cross last year. The Red Cross salutes these volunteer blood donors who helped fulfill its life-saving mission and invites others to roll up a sleeve and join them. Volunteer donors are the only source of blood products for those in need of transfusions. Donors of all blood types are needed this spring. To make an appointment to give blood, download the free Red Cross blood donor app, visit redcrossblood.org or call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-7332767). Upcoming local donor opportunities include: • April 11, 1:30-5:45 p.m., Goddard Community Center, 122 N. Main. • April 12, 2-6 p.m., Garden Plain High School.
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Owls collect medals at Andale track meet By Taylor Eldridge
The Garden Plain track and field team opened its season at the Andale Invitational last week. The Owls came away with a handful of impressive performances in the participation meet with no team scores. The highlight of the
meet came from freshman Dylan Dreiling, who won the high jump competition with a head-turning leap of 6 feet, 4 inches. Other medalists on the boys team included Jared Becker (110 hurdles), Cody Hendryx (high jump), Nick Dooley (hammer) and Walter Stuhlsatz (javelin).
Sprinter Emerson Tice was the top performer of the girls team, as she finished runner-up in the 100 (13.31), the 200 (27.57) and the 400 (1:03.62). Lauren Costello also medaled in both the 100 hurdles (17.06) and the 300 hurdles (48.89), while Kenzie Thimesch took home
medals in the long jump (15-11.25, sixth) and the triple jump (34-5, third). Garden Plain will not be back in action until next week at the Belle Plaine Invitational on Tuesday. Andale Invitational Boys 110 hurdles: Jared Becker, 6th, 16.46. 4x100 relay: Nate Pauly, Mar-
ty Landwehr, Walter Stuhlsatz, Jake Landwehr, 5th, 45.83. High jump: Dylan Dreiling, 1st, 6-4; Cody Hendryx, 5th, 5-11. Hammer: Nick Dooley, 4th, 98-2. Javelin: Walter Stuhlsatz, 4th, 140-6. Girls 100: Emerson Tice, 2nd, 13.31. 200: Emerson Tice, 2nd, 27.57; Nikole Puetz, 7th, 28.83.
400: Emerson Tice, 2nd, 1:03.62. 100 hurdles: Lauren Costello, 3rd, 17.06; Kenzie Thimesch, 5th, 17.66; Ryann Flax, 7th, 17.95. 300 hurdles: Lauren Costello, 2nd, 48.89. Pole vault: Libby Heimerman, 6th, 8-6. Long jump: Kenzie Thimesch, 6th, 15-11.25. Triple jump: Kenzie Thimesch, 3rd, 34-5.
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ABOVE: Emily Monson slides in safely at third base during the first game of Thursday’s double header. RIGHT: Amy Akler steals third base during Cheney’s first game against Trinity Academy.
Cheney softball off to a hot start By Michael Buhler
The Cheney Cardinals softball team has not only won all four of its games this spring, it has won all of them by double digits. The Cardinals swept a twinbill with Wichita Trinity on Monday, winning the opener 10-0 and the nightcap 20-5. In the opener, Torrey Lonker struck out nine pitching and added a triple and three RBIs. Kirstin Campbell had a double and a pair of RBIs. In the nightcap, Lonker had a triple and drove in five runs
while Jordan Block drove in two more. Cheney opened the season last Tuesday at Hutchinson Trinity, winning the opener 15-4 and the nightcap 11-1. In the opener, the Cardinals had 18 hits and scored 14 runs after the fourth inning, when they trailed 4-1. Emily Monson followed up in the nightcap with a onehitter. The Cardinals travel to Medicine Lodge on Monday, April 11.
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Tigers edge Lions in shootout for tourney title By Amy Houston
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Goddard’s Kaitlyn Logan tries to pass through a hole in the Eisenhower defense during Saturday’s tournament title match.
The Eisenhower High School girls topped Goddard in the championship game of the teams’ soccer tournament Saturday. Eisenhower edged Goddard 4-2 in a shootout. Other teams that visited were Andover (third place), Garden City (fourth), Wichita North (fifth), Buhler (sixth), Rose Hill (seventh) and Arkansas City (eighth). Eisenhower opened tournament action with a 5-0 victory March 28 over Rose Hill. Tera Lynch
scored the first two goals then Anna Wusterbarth scored with an assist from Brynn Suddeth. Lynch added another goal with an assist from Kiley Sweet, and Sydney Blackwell picked up the final goal. Taylor Martinez provided the assist. Next up for Eisenhower was a March 31 game, when the Tigers shut out Andover 3-0. Wusterbarth scored first with an assist from Sydney Blackwell. Blackwell scored next with an assist from Suddeth. Lynch picked
up the last goal. The Tigers opened their season March 22 against Salina Central and prevailed 1-0. Lynch scored the game-winning goal with an assist from Blackwell. Eisenhower also played March 24, when it lost 3-2 to Derby. Wusterbarth scored for Eisenhower, and Blackwell provided the assist. Lynch scored as well. “It’s still early in the season and we’re still learnSee SOCCER, Page 4B
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Golfers begin new season By Travis Mounts
The high school boys golf season gets into full swing this week. Two teams – Eisenhower and Andale-Garden Plain – opened the season Monday at Andover’s tournament at Crestview Country Club, while Goddard began the season Monday at El Dora-
do’s tournament at Prairie Trails Country Club. Andale shot 324 to place fourth, one stroke behind Collegiate and one ahead of Rose Hill. Eisenhower came in 12th. The Tigers did not have anyone in the top 20. Jake Pitcher turned in the best performance for Goddard with an 88. The
Lions were fourth in the six-team field. Cheney and Clearwater started their seasons on Tuesday at the Chaparral High tournament. Results were not available at press time on Tuesday. On Thursday, Goddard and Eisenhower will compete at Wellington Golf Club. Tee time is at 1 p.m.
On Monday, Goddard, Eisenhower and AndaleGarden Plain will play at Andover Central’s tournament at Terradyne Country Club, starting at 3 p.m. On Tuesday, AndaleGarden Plain is in action again along with Cheney and Clearwater at Kingman Country Club. Play begins at 3 p.m.
Cards open season at Clearwater By Taylor Eldridge
Junior Miranda Ortiz had a successful debut at the Clearwater Participation Meet last Friday, winning both of her hurdle races for the Cheney track and field team. Ortiz took home gold in the 100-meter hurdles in 17.31 seconds, then in the 300 hurdles in 51.55. Winners on the boys team included Austin Ray in the 200 (24.82), J Riedl in the high jump (5-10), and the 4x100 relay team
of Ray, Jon Hubener, Jared Voss and Riedl (46.48). Hubener was runner-up in the 100, while Ray was fourth in the event. No team points were scored and entries were unlimited, as Cheney will open its competitive season this Friday in Conway Springs. Clearwater Participation Boys 100: Jon Hubener, 2nd, 11.61; Austin Ray, 4th, 12.04. 200: Austin Ray, 1st, 24.82; Jason Hubener, 5th, 25.54. 1600: Logan Nuessen, 4th,
5:45.11. 110 hurdles: Tyler McAndrew, 4th, 17.54. 300 hurdles: Jon Hubener, 3rd, 44.95; Tyler McAndrew, 5th, 47.95. 4x100 relay: Austin Ray, Jon Hubener, Jared Voss, J Riedl, 1st, 46.48; Tyler McAndrew, Lane Grace, Jason Hubener, Griffin Hedrick, 3rd, 49.05. High jump: J Riedl, 1st, 5-10. Long jump: J Riedl, 4th, 180.5. Shot put: Griffin Hedrick, 2nd, 37-11.75. Javelin: Jon Hubener, 4th, 131-5. Girls 3200: Renee Sturchio, 5th, 15:38.93.
100 hurdles: Miranda Ortiz, 1st, 17.31; Briana Young, 3rd, 19.02. 300 hurdles: Miranda Ortiz, 1st, 51.55; Kaleigh Black, 4th, 55.80; Briana Young, 5th, 56.22. 4x100 relay: Miranda Ortiz, Maddy Freund, Kaleigh Black, Blaire Hoeme, 3rd, 55.78. 4x400 relay: Maddy Freund, Layne Needham, Blaire Hoeme, Kaleigh Black, 3rd, 4:41.03. 4x800 relay: Blaire Hoeme, Layne Needham, Maddy Freund, Kaleigh Black, 3rd, 11:44.52. Triple jump: Blaire Hoeme, 4th, 28-7.25; Briana Young, 5th, 27-1.25.
Clearwater splits with Rose Hill By Michael Buhler
The Clearwater Indians softball team split a twinbill against Rose Hill last Monday, winning the opener 5-4 in nine innings and losing the nightcap 4-2. In the opener, the Indians snapped a 4-4 tie in the bottom of the ninth when Elise Oberlechner scored the winning run on a perfectly executed squeeze bunt by Bailey Weese. Sarah Teufel struck out 10 and went the distance for the win. In the nightcap, Clearwater almost pulled off another rally by putting the tying runs on in the bottom of the seventh but could not complete the rally. Oberlechner and Huff each had four hits in the doubleheader. The Indians head to Winfield on Thursday to take on the host school and Wichita East. Game One Rose Hill 100 101 100 – 4 8 2 Clearwater 000 400 001 – 5 10 1 W – Teufel. Game Two Rose Hill 000 220 0 – 4 7 0 Clearwater 001 001 0 – 2 7 2 L – Teufel.
Indians sweep pair of twinbills By Michael Buhler
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LEFT: Cheney’s Dawson Hillman throws shot put during the Clearwater Participation Meet. ABOVE: Kenzie Black and Morgan Hayes run in the 100 meters.
Clearwater baseball splits with Collegiate By Michael Buhler
The Clearwater Indians baseball team rallied from a three-run deficit to pull out a 10-8 win at Wichita Collegiate last Thursday in the opening game of a doubleheader. Clearwater ended up splitting with the Spartans after losing the nightcap 9-7. In the opener, Dylan Gordon and Dylan Lay-
ton each had a pair of hits and each drove in a pair of runs for the Indians, while Trent Cotton also drove in two runs. Luke Sipp struck out eight in the complete-game win. In the nightcap, Sipp had three hits for Clearwater, while Kaleb Schuckman added two more. Sipp and Corbin Lill drove in a pair of runs
each in the loss. It was a different story last Monday, when the Indians were swept by Rose Hill, losing 13-2 and 223. Gordon did add a pair of hits and drove in both Clearwater runs in the opener. The Indians host Winfield on Thursday and head to Circle on Monday.
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GHS track competes at Ike, Nickerson By Taylor Eldridge
The Goddard track and field team had a busy first week of the season, as it competed in the Eisenhower Participation Meet earlier last week and then in the Nickerson Invitational last Friday. The girls team took the Nickerson Invitational team championship. Individual champions were Julia Tomtschik (27.50 in the 200 and 1:04.06 in the 400), Hannah Buller (106 in the pole vault), Tarra Parks (39-6.25 in the shot put) and Jessica Gardiner (121-1.5 in the javelin). The boys team took third and had winning performances from Ian
McSwain (55.24 in the 400) and Carlton Wetiba (42-6.25 in the triple jump), while Devin Hart (runner-up in the pole vault at 13-0) and Wetiba (runner-up in the long jump at 18-11.75) also had good performances in their respective events. Goddard will be back in action this Friday in an extremely competitive meet in Valley Center. Eisenhower Participation Boys Triple jump: Trentin Johnson, 4th, 39-11. Javelin: Jeremiah Crawford, 5th, 128-9. Girls 100: Dejua Edmondson, 5th, 13.71.
200: London Veach, 30.36. 400: Marissa Brown, 1:08.92. 800: Marissa Brown, 2:58.67. 4x100 relay: Goddard, 58.58.
4th, 1st, 5th, 5th,
Nickerson Invitational Boys: 3rd place, 86 points. 100: Shayne Warnken, 2nd, 11.68. 400: Ian McSwain, 1st, 55.24. 800: Jimmy Ta, 2nd, 2:12.73. 4x100 relay: Goddard, 2nd, 46.28. 4x400 relay: Goddard, 2nd, 3:42.67. Pole vault: Devin Hart, 2nd, 13-0. Long jump: Carlton Wetiba, 2nd, 18-11.75; Shayne Warnken, 5th, 18-4. Triple jump: Carlton Wetiba, 1st, 42-6.25; Pel Okeowo, 3rd, 39-10.5. Discus: Tyson Schneiter, 2nd, 113-4.5.
Girls: 1st place, 126 points. 200: Julia Tomtschik, 1st, 27.50; Aubree Delmar, 5th, 29.41. 400: Julia Tomtschik, 1st, 1:04.06. 100 hurdles: Brianna Albers, 2nd, 16.96. 300 hurdles: Brianna Albers, 2nd, 48.94. 4x100 relay: Goddard, 1st, 53.67. 4x400 relay: Goddard, 2nd, 4:34.54. Pole vault: Hannah Buller, 1st, 10-6; Logan Devlin, 3rd, 8-0; Kayla Allen, 4th, 7-0. Shot put: Tarra Parks, 1st, 39-6.25; Samantha Schwab, 2nd, 34-1; Monay Bowen, 3rd, 33-7.5. Discus: Tarra Parks, 3rd, 838.5. Javelin: Jessica Gardiner, 1st, 121-1.5; Katie Joslyn, 2nd, 109-4.5.
The Andale-Garden Plain Indians continued their hot start to the baseball season last week, sweeping a pair of doubleheaders from Winfield and Circle. Last Monday, the Indians defeated Winfield 14-4 in the opener and 10-4 in the nightcap. Connor Tice homered in the opener, which saw the Indians score five runs in each of the first two innings. In the nightcap, Andale-Garden Plain scored eight runs in the bottom of the second inning to roll to the sweep. The Indians rolled past Circle last Thursday, winning 11-2 in the opener and 6-0 in the nightcap. The Indians scored five runs in the bottom of the second inning to win the first game; in the second game, Chance Shogren tossed a three-hit shutout. The Indians host El Dorado Thursday and head to Wellington Monday. Game One Winfield 000 05 – 4 6 2 Andale-GP 550 04 – 14 15 0 W – Herbst. HR – Tice. 3B – C. Post, Postlethwait. 2B – Denk, C. Post, Baxley, Pacha Game Two Winfield 220 000 0 – 4 6 0 Andale-GP 280 000 X – 10 12 2 W – Baxley. 2B – Postlethwait, Wells, M. Post. Game One Circle 100 100 0 – 2 10 1 Andale-GP 251 003 X – 11 12 2 W – Postlethwait. 2B – C. Post, Pacha, Postlethwait. 3B – Baxley, Tice Game Two Circle 000 000 0 – 0 3 0 Andale-GP 010 023 X – 6 11 2 W – Shogren. 2B – C. Post, M. Post.
Lions drop pair at Andover Central By Michael Buhler
The Goddard Lions had their share of ups and downs on the baseball diamond as they were swept in a doubleheader at Andover Central in last Tuesday’s season opener. The Lions lost the opener 4-2 and the nightcap 5-3. In the opener, Kyle Young had a pair of hits to lead the Goddard offense, while he and Garrett Morrow each drove in a run. In the second game, the Lions scored three runs and trailed just 4-3 after 5 1/2 innings despite managing just two hits, one each by Young and Cole Caraway. Goddard played at Derby earlier this week and will make the trip to Eisenhower on Tuesday. Game One Goddard 100 001 0 – 2 6 2 Andover C. 021 100 x – 4 5 2 L – Bell. Game Two Goddard 000 003 0 – 3 2 1 Andover C. 103 001 x – 5 6 0
Tigers open with pair of shutouts By Michael Buhler
The Eisenhower Tigers could not have opened the baseball season with much better pitching than they did at Arkansas City last Tuesday. Braden Minor tossed a one-hit shutout in the opener to lead the Tigers to a 6-0 win, then Kade Short and Christian Garcia combined on a four-hitter in a 5-0 win in the nightcap. Minor struck out 15 in the first game and also added three hits. Dalton Dinkel had a pair of hits and drove in two runs. Dinkel had three more hits in the second game, while Tanner Congleton drove in a pair of runs. Eisenhower played at Campus earlier this week. The Tigers host McPherson and Salina Central Friday and host Goddard on Tuesday. Game One Eisenhower 101 031 0 – 6 11 3 Ark City 000 000 0 – 0 1 2 W – Minor. Game Two Eisenhower 200 111 0 – 5 8 1 Ark City 000 000 0 – 0 4 2 W – Short.
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Eisenhower splits opener at Ark City By Michael Buhler
The Eisenhower Tigers softball team had one of those days in its season opener at Arkansas City last Tuesday. The Tigers scored 33 runs over two games in a doubleheader but could only come away with a split. Ark City won the nightcap 21-20 in 11 innings. Eisenhower had won the opener 13-8. The nightcap was tied at 14 after 10 innings, but the Tigers scored six times in the top of the 11th to take a 20-14 lead and seemingly had the game in hand – until Ark City scored seven runs in the bottom of the inning to pull off an improbable comeback. Macy Omli had a memorable day for Eisenhower, racking up 12 hits over the twinbill and driving in nine runs in the second game. She also homered twice in the second game. Marissa Anschutz pitched the Tigers to a win in the opener. Eisenhower faced Derby and Wichita Northwest at Derby last Friday, losing 11-1 to the host and 16-1 to Northwest. The Tigers played at Campus earlier this week. Eisenhower hosts McPherson and Salina Central Friday and hosts Goddard on Tuesday.
Goddard sweeps Andover Central in opener By Michael Buhler
The Goddard Lions opened the 2016 softball season in strong fashion as they went on the road and swept Andover Central in a doubleheader last Tuesday. The Lions won the opener 4-2 and the nightcap 21-8. In the first game, Miranda Rohleder and Micah North each had two hits, while Gentry Shepherd drove in a pair of runs. Julisa Ortega went the distance for the win. Goddard trailed 7-6 in the nightcap before scoring 15 runs in the top of the fifth inning. Rohleder and Kacey Moore each drove in five runs. Ortega had four hits and the d Rohleder and Brooklyn
Gallagher each had three hits. The Lions traveled to Derby earlier this week to take on the host school and Dodge City. Goddard hosts Hutchinson Friday and heads to Eisenhower on Tuesday. Game One Goddard 102 010 0 – 4 7 0 Andover C. 110 000 0 – 2 5 1 W – Ortega. Game Two Goddard 200 4(15) – 21 19 1 Andover C. 010 61 – 8 7 0 W – Ortega.
Renwick sweeps past Winfield and Circle By Michael Buhler
The Andale-Garden Plain Indians softball team continued to gather steam last week, sweeping doubleheaders from Winfield (last Monday) and Circle (last Thursday). The Indians defeated Winfield 7-2 and 6-5, while they won 9-8 against Circle in the opener and 14-13 in the nightcap. Ashton Reynolds drove in a pair of runs in the opener against Winfield, while Rachel Bergkamp added a pair of hits. Bailey Bugner went the distance for the win, striking out seven. Bugner also added a pair of hits in the nightcap. Against Circle, Peyton Chavez led the AndaleGarden Plain attack in the opener with three hits, while Shanda Cox, Reynolds and Hannah Bugner added two more. Reynolds also drove in three runs. In the nightcap, Bailey and Hannah Bugner each drove in three runs, while Karlie Hopper and Kasidee Eck drove in two more. Eck also added three hits. The Indians took on Rose Hill earlier this week. They go to El Dorado Thursday and to Wellington on Monday.
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Indians host home track meet By Taylor Eldridge
The Clearwater track and field team opened its season with its annual participation meet last Friday. No team scores were kept and teams were allowed unlimited entries. The boys team came away with several winners, as Kale Mills swept the 110 hurdles (15.50) and 300 hurdles (44.38), Tyler Soliz swept the 1600 (5:01.98) and the 3200 (11:03.27), Mateo Parea-Gowdy in the 400 (59.30) and Luke Stuever in the discus (118-6). But the highlight from the meet came from Kaden McCoy, who opened his season in the triple jump with a winning leap of 42 feet, 3.25 inches for one of the top jumps in Class 4A already this season. The girls team had highlights in Cara Wiens, who won both the 100 (13.63) and the 200 (28.25); Baili Troll, who won the 1600 (6:11.82) and the 3200 (13:07.18); and Alli Klausmeyer in the triple jump (32-3). The top performance came from Kylee Harman in the 800, who won her first race in her career in an impressive time of 2:37.78. The team will be off until next Tuesday when it competes
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Cara Wiens battles a Wellington runner in the 100 meters. Wiens, of Clearwater, won both the 100- and 200-meter races.
in the Belle Plaine Invitational. Clearwater Participation Boys 100: Ethan Willis, 5th, 12.05. 200: Ethan Willis, 2nd, 25.43. 400: Mateo Parea-Gowdy, 1st, 59.30; Journey Schule, 4th, 59.77. 800: Mason Kerr, 1st, 2:14.58;
Game One Winfield 010 000 1 – 2 5 4 Andale-GP 202 300 x – 7 7 2 W – B. Bugner. Game Two Winfield 040 100 0 – 5 10 3 Andale-GP 020 012 1 – 6 9 0 W – B. Bugner. Game One Circle 050 100 2 – 8 9 2 Andale-GP 000 214 2 – 9 13 3 W – B. Bugner. Game Two Circle 502 015 0 – 13 11 4 Andale-GP 102 046 1 – 14 10 4 W – B. Bugner.
Brett Dimel throws the shot put for Clearwater during the Indians’ home meet.
C.R. Curless, 4th, 2:27.41; Mateo Parea-Gowdy, 5th, 2:31.27. 1600: Tyler Soliz, 1st, 5:01.98; Kaleb Powell, 3rd, 5:42.91. 3200: Tyler Soliz, 1st, 11:03.27; Trevor Soliz, 3rd, 12:22.28; Kaleb Powell, 4th, 12:23.92; Aaron Pero, 5th, 13:22.18. 110 hurdles: Kale Mills, 1st, 15.50; Taylor Gibbs, 5th, 17.83. 300 hurdles: Kale Mills, 1st, 44.38; Taylor Gibbs, 2nd, 44.88. 4x100 relay: Cody Layton, Journey Schule, Konner Wells, Kale Mills, 2nd, 46.77. 4x400 relay: Kaden McCoy, Journey Schule, Taylor Gibbs, Kale Mills, 1st, 3:42.74; Konner Wells, Mateo Parea-Gowdy, C.R. Curless, Mason Kerr, 3rd, 3:55.80. 4x800 relay: Mateo PareaGowdy, Bryce Gibbs, C.R. Curless, Mason Kerr, 1st, 9:44.62; Tyler Soliz, Trevor Soliz, Aaron Pero, Kaleb Powell, 3rd, 10:18.27. High jump: Grant Martin, 5th, 5-2. Triple jump: Kaden McCoy, 1st, 42-3.25; Brandon Bates, 2nd, 39-4; Konner Wells, 3rd, 34-6; Garrett Clark, 5th, 318.75. Discus: Luke Stuever, 1st, 118-6; Joe Daniels, 3rd, 110-1; Brady Helton, 4th, 108-0; Daniel Schule, 5th, 106-6. Javelin: Brandon Bates, 2nd, 144-6. Girls 100: Cara Wiens, 1st, 13.63. 200: Cara Wiens, 1st, 28.25; Brooke Moeder, 4th, 29.52. 400: Brooke Moeder, 2nd, 1:05.84. 800: Kylee Harman, 1st, 2:37.78; Olivia Helmers, 2nd, 2:43.35; Tara Lukert, 3rd, 2:49.08; Reagan Berlin, 4th, 2:49.64; Grace Garrison, 5th, 2:52.82. 1600: Bailie Troll, 1st,
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6:11.82; Grace Garrison, 2nd, 6:22.35; Sydney Bennett, 5th, 6:47.86. 3200: Bailie Troll, 1st, 13:07.18; Olivia Worden, 3rd, 15:19.53; Sammy DeMuth, 4th, 15:37.23. 100 hurdles: Lyric Gonsalves, 2nd, 18.69. 300 hurdles: Lyric Gonsalves, 2nd, 54.49; Dani McDaneld, 3rd, 54.50. 4x100 relay: Lyric Gonsalves, Alli Klausmeyer, Cara Wiens, Brooke Moeder, 1st, 54.42. 4x400 relay: Dani McDaneld, Kylee Harman, Anna Hutchinson, Brooke Moeder, 1st, 4:31.70. 4x800 relay: Olivia Helmers, Tara Lukert, Reagan Berlin, Kylee Harman, 1st, 10:57.29. High jump: Alli Klausmeyer, 3rd, 4-6; Reagan Berlin, 4th, 4-4. Pole vault: Dani McDaneld, 3rd, 7-9. Triple jump: Alli Klausmeyer, 1st, 32-3. Shot put: Jadyn Schulte, 3rd, 31-7.5. Discus: Mariah Macy, 3rd, 85-6. Javelin: Tara Lukert, 3rd, 942.
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Cardinals baseball gets first win in home opener By Michael Buhler
The Cheney Cardinals found home to be sweet on the baseball diamond Monday. The Cardinals got six strong innings from Micah Grover in the opener, while catcher Jacob Howell had three hits and drove in a pair of runs as the Cardinals downed Wichita Trinity 6-3 in the opener of a doubleheader. “I’m glad the boys were able to get the win and experience it early,” Cheney coach Shawn Bennett said. “They are starting to see that we can be a competitive team this year if they
buy in and do things the right way. We were one inning away tonight from a potential sweep of a pretty solid squad.” In the nightcap Monday, five innings of two-run pitching by Kaleb Howell were spoiled by a trio of sixth-inning errors in a 7-4 loss. Grover drove in all four Cardinal runs. Cheney opened the season last Tuesday at Southeast of Saline and lost both games of a twinbill, falling 4-2 in the opener and 10-0 in the nightcap. Grover tossed five innings in the nightcap and allowed no earned runs.
The Cardinals are off until Monday, April 11, when they head to Medicine Lodge. vs. Wichita Trinity
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at SE of Saline
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Eisenhower goalkeeper Kensey Arlt clears the ball during the Tigers’ game against Goddard on Saturday afternoon.
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ing how to play with one another,” said Eisenhower coach Brandon Sommer. “Looking forward to the girls jelling more over the next couple of games and with the return of one of last year’s starters, Sam Harpenau, the jell may take a couple more games, but we should continue to be competitive.” Goddard opened tournament play March 28 against Buhler and won 2-0. Cali Carter and Mikayla Hutchison each scored a goal, and Kourtnee Davis provided an assist. The Lions advanced in the tournament and battled Garden City on March 31. They won 3-0.
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Cheney’s Micah Grover delivers a pitch to catcher Jacob Howell during Thursday’s home opener for the Cardinals.
Tigers host home track meet By Taylor Eldridge
The Eisenhower track and field team opened up its season March 29 by hosting a participation meet that three other schools attended. Team scores were not kept and teams were allowed unlimited entries. The boys team came away with four winners in Collin Dwornicki (4:52.00 in the 1600), Garrett Kennedy (14-6 in the pole vault), Tryston Peppard (41-5 in the triple jump) and Adam Brown (149-2 in the javelin). The girls team also came away with an impressive performance, as Allison Martin (13.48 in the 100), Sierra Broce (13:18.30 in the 3200), Ryleigh Jackson (9-6 in the pole vault and 17-7 in the long jump) and Jaden Damon (37-8.5 in the triple jump) all were individual winners. Eisenhower will attend
the Valley Center Invitational on Friday in its first competitive meet of the season. Eisenhower Participation Boys 100: Garrett Kennedy, 2nd, 11.43. 200: Ryan Ortman, 5th, 24.29. 400: Elijah Hamilton, 5th, 57.26. 800: Collin Dwornicki, 2nd, 2:13.97. 1600: Collin Dwornicki, 1st, 4:52.00. 3200: Grant Clothier, 4th, 11:30.35; Michael Greening, 5th, 11:30.35. 110 hurdles: Nathan Northrop, 4th, 17.97. 4x100 relay: Eisenhower, 3rd, 48.01. 4x800 relay: Eisenhower, 3rd, 9:37.91. High jump: Owen Salmon, 3rd, 5-8; Nathan Northrop, 4th, 5-8. Pole vault: Garrett Kennedy, 1st, 14-6. Long jump: Austin D’Angelo, 4th, 20-3.5; Justis Moore, 5th, 20-2.5. Triple jump: Tryston Peppard, 1st, 41-5. Shot put: Jakob Thomas, 4th, 41-6. Discus: Adam Brown, 3rd, 117-6.
Javelin: Adam Brown, 1st, 149-2; Cauy Lindsey, 3rd, 1314. Girls 100: Allison Martin, 1st, 13.48; Morgan Bryand, 3rd, 13.54; Jayda Spiller, 4th, 13.58. 200: Morgan Bryand, 2nd, 29.64. 400: Allison Martin, 5th, 1:11.69. 800: Brooke Smith, 2nd, 2:44.32. 1600: Alyssa Nelson, 2nd, 6:21.11. 3200: Sierra Broce, 1st, 13:18.30; Ahlyia Al-Birekdar, 4th, 14:15.65. 100 hurdles: Alyssa Carpenter, 4th, 19.20; Maggie Anderson, 5th, 19.96. 4x100 relay: Eisenhower, 3rd, 55.37. 4x400 relay: Eisenhower, 2nd, 4:21.09. 4x800 relay: Eisenhower, 1st, 11:28.17; Eisenhower, 2nd, 11:39.25. Pole vault: Ryleigh Jackson, 1st, 9-6; Anna Robbins, 3rd, 9-0. Long jump: Ryleigh Jackson, 1st, 17-7; Jaden Damon, 2nd, 17-3. Triple jump: Jaden Damon, 1st, 37-8.5; Ryleigh Jackson, 2nd, 33-7. Shot put: Sienna Carter, 5th, 31-2. Discus: Sienna Carter, 5th, 70-1.5.
Carter, Kaitlyn Logan and Davis each scored a goal. Logan provided two assists and Hutchison had one. “I thought we performed very well in the tournament,” said Goddard coach Jessica Jackson. “The Lady Lions have not been to the championship game for a few years, so to get to that point and then take Eisenhower – a very strong team – into penalty kicks was a victory for us. It is always hard losing in PKs – you might as well just flip a coin – but we are looking at the positives and building on each other every game. We are continuing to do whatever it takes to make each other look good on the field.” Goddard’s season debut was March 22 against Wichita East. The Li-
ons shut out East 3-0. Hutchison picked up two goals and Davis added one. Both girls provided an assist. Following that game, Goddard took on Rose Hill. The Lions walloped the Rockets 6-0 March 24. Hutchison was responsible for three goals, Logan had two and Davis chipped in one. Logan had two assists and Davis logged one. Most recently, Goddard clobbered Salina Central on Monday, when the Lions prevailed 4-0 on the road. Hutchison scored the lone first-half goal with an assist from Logan, and Hutchison scored again in the second half with no assist. Others who scored goals for Goddard were Davis, with an assist from Logan, and Morgan Jilka. Jade Batson provided the assist.
Tigers 2nd, Lions 3rd at GHS tournament By Amy Houston
The Goddard and Eisenhower tennis teams participated in the Goddard tournament March 31. McPherson won the tournament, while Eisenhower placed second and Goddard tied Maize for third. Other teams competing were Derby and Wichita Northwest. Ian Farris played No. 1 singles for Eisenhower and finished second. Luke Howard, the Tigers’ No. 2 singles player, took first. The No. 1 doubles team of Colin Anderson and Tyler McGreevy earned third, and the No. 2 doubles team of Colin McCue and Lazar Vlahovic claimed second place. Host Goddard’s top finisher was No. 2 singles player Tre Tatum, who earned second place.
The No. 1 doubles team of Jonathan Gorges and Josh Purdy and the No. 2 doubles team of Rowan Heick and Parker Winter each finished fourth. The Lions’ No. 1 singles player, T.J. Enegren, took fifth. Goddard also traveled to Hesston for the Swathers’ tournament March 29. Hesston is the defending Class 3-2-1A State champion. Goddard placed fifth as a team. The Lions’ fourth-place finishers were Enegren at No. 1 singles, Tatum at No. 2 singles and Heick and Winter at No. 2 doubles. Gorges and Clay Butherus, Goddard’s No. 1 doubles team, snagged sixth place. Eisenhower and Goddard traveled to Arkansas
City on Tuesday, April 5, for a tournament but results were not available by press time. Eisenhower will participate Thursday in the Andover tournament and then play Saturday in the Spring Classic Invitational at Goddard. The Tigers will take the court again Monday at the Wichita Collegiate tournament. In addition to Eisenhower and Goddard, teams attending the Lions’ tournament Saturday will be Blue Valley West, Conway Springs, Derby, Campus, Hutchinson, Independence, Lawrence Free State, Maize, McPherson, Salina Central, Topeka West, Wichita Collegiate, Wichita Independent and Arkansas City. Seven of those teams are ranked.
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Goddard Woman’s Club celebrates 80th annual Music Talent Tea GODDARD – The Goddard Woman’s Club held its 80th Silver Music Talent Tea on March 29 at Eisenhower High School. Vocal and instrumental music students performed pieces they are preparing for regional and state music competitions. Clubwomen and invited
guests celebrated the students’ accomplishments with refreshments following the performances. The first music tea was held in 1936, and the Goddard Woman’s Club has supported the fine arts in schools and the community since 1933. During the tea, God-
dard Woman’s Club president Lisa Stoller awarded meber Jeanne Urban a 50-year membership pin, marking her long participation in the General Federation of Women’s Clubs. Urban also received a letter of congratulations and appreciation from GFWC international pres-
ident Babs Condon, honoring her for 50 years of service to her community through the organization. Urban served as the GFWC Kansas President from 2012 to 2014 and held numerous offices and chairmanships at the local, district, and state levels during her 50-year tenure.
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GODDARD – Thursday, April 7, is the deadline for groups and individuals to sign up as Neighbors United volunteers. Neighbors United is a community-wide day of volunteering in Goddard, and many civic groups, churches, businesses and individuals are involved. Organizers hope that 300 volunteers or more will sign up to participate. Volunteers will spend the morning of Saturday, April 23 working on projects around Goddard, and will receive breakfast, lunch and a free t-shirt. For more information, visit www.neighborsunitedgoddard.com, or visit http://goo.gl/forms/0sjEqRHt6l to go directly to the online volunteer sign-up form.
Prairieland Food adds Garden Plain GARDEN PLAIN – Garden Plain is now one of nearly 90 cities to take part in the Prairieland Food program. Prairieland is a nonprofit company that provides healthy food to people in Kansas, Oklahoma and Nebraska. The organization partners with churches, businesses, community centers and other organizations to distribute food once a month. Orders are placed online at www.prairielandfood.com. Various packages and items are available, and prices typically range from a few dollars to about $35. Anyone who is serving as a volunteer in almost any capacity is exempted from paying sales tax on the food, under Kansas law.
TOP: The Eisenhower High School Chantonettes perform at the 80th annual Silver Music Talent Tea. Several other Goddard groups also performed. ABOVE: Members of the Goddard Woman’s Club pose for a group photo. The club has supported fine arts in schools and the community since 1933. LEFT: Jeanne Urban (left), pictured with Goddard Woman’s Club president Lisa Stoller, receives a pin marking 50 years of membership in the General Federation of Women’s Clubs.
A sampling of the April menu shows the Prairie Pak for $30, with cooked chicken breast filets, sliced ham, cooked bacon cheddar burgers and chicken drumsticks, plus a supply a seasonal fruits and vegetables; specials including T-bone steaks, pork chops and fried chicken; and a banana cream pie. Payment can be made by check, Visa, MasterCard, Discover or SNAP (food stamps). For additional information, visit the website or contact June Glasgow at 800-998-9436 or june@ prairielandfood.com.
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Your Church Directory Cheney Churches Cheney Baptist Church 1502 N. Main, Cheney • Wed. Night Children’s Program 7-8:20 p.m. • 9:30 a.m. Sun. School • 10:30 a.m. & 6 p.m. Worship Cheney United Methodist Church 406 W. Third, Cheney • 542-3511 • 9:30 a.m. Worship • 10:45 a.m. Sun. School • Rev. Doug Hasty • Wade Williams, Youth Director First Assembly of God 607 Washington St., Cheney • 316-542-1270 • 9:30 a.m. Sun. School • 10:30 a.m. Worship • 7:00 p.m. Wed. Bible Studies • Pastor Joe & Glenda Cowell St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, School & Preschool 639 Lincoln, Cheney • Church: 542-0115, 540-0115 • School: 542-3584 • St Paul’s Preschool, 302 W. 6th, 542-5060 • Sun.: 8:00 a.m. Contemporary Worship • 9:15 a.m. Sun. School/Bible Classes • 10:30 a.m. Traditional Worship • Joseph Seifert, pastor Trinity United Christian Church 416 N. Washington, Cheney • 540-6161 • 9:45 a.m. Praise & Worship Service • 9:00 a.m. Sun. School • Wed. 6:30 p.m. TOWN Meeting • Trinity Learning Center Preschool Clearwater Churches Clearwater Church of Christ 13900 Diagonal Road, Clearwater • 5846301 • 9:45 a.m. Sun. School • 10:45 a.m. & 6:15 p.m. Worship • 7:30 p.m. Wed. Bible Classes • Lyle Hinsdale, Minister Clearwater Evangelical Free Church 450 N. Fourth, Clearwater • 584-2367 • 9:15 a.m. Sun. School • 10:30 a.m. Worship • Sun. 6 p.m. Youth Activities • www. clearwaterefree.com • Joe Eash, Pastor Clearwater United Methodist Church 130 N. First, Clearwater • 584-2456 Worship 9:30 a.m. • Sun. School 10:45 a.m. email@example.com • www.clearwaterumc.com Kendal Utt, Pastor Church of the Nazarene 529 E. Ross, Clearwater • 584-2452 • Sun. School 9:30 a.m. • 10:45 a.m. and 6 p.m. Worship • Chris Griffin, Pastor
First Baptist Church 306 E. Ross, Clearwater • 584-2058 • 9:45 a.m. Sun. School • 11:00 a.m. Morning Worship • Wed. Ministry Night – 6 p.m. meal, 6:30 p.m. Kids for Christ, Youth Groups, and Adult Bible Study • Keith Kelley, Pastor First Christian Church 524 Wood, Clearwater • 584-2458 • www. achurchthatcares.net • Sat. Evening Worship 5:00 p.m. • Sun. Worship 9:45 a.m. • Sun. Study 11 a.m. • Pastor Gene Eason River Valley Community Church 321 N. 4th St., Clearwater • 620-584-6708 • www.riverks.com • firstname.lastname@example.org • Sun. Service 10 a.m. • Wed. Youth 6:30 p.m. • Rusty Sizemore, Pastor Garden Plain Churches St. Anthony’s Catholic Church 615 N. Main, Garden Plain • 531-2252 • Sat. Mass: 5:30 p.m. • Sun. Mass: 8:00 a.m., & 10:00 a.m. • Fr. Samuel Pinkerton. Garden Plain Community Church 230 N. Section Line, Garden Plain • (316) 535-2950 • 9:45 a.m. Sun. School (Sept thru May) •10:45 a.m. Worship • Alan Hill, Pastor Goddard Churches Beacon Community Church 810 N. Casado • 794-2424 • 10:45 a.m. Sun. Service • Childcare provided for ages Birth to Kindergarten • Pastor Steve Fast • www.beaconlife.org The Church of The Holy Spirit Masses Sat. 5 p.m. • 8 & 10 a.m. Sun. • 18218 W. Kellogg, Goddard, KS 67052 • 794-3496 • Fr. Michael Nolan Goddard United Methodist Church 300 N. Cedar, Goddard • 794-2207 • 9 am & 11 am Worship • Children’s church during both services • Nursery Available • 10 am Sun. School • Steve Morgan, Pasto r • Haley Bieter, Youth Pastor • Children’s Pastor, Nicole Ryba First Baptist Church 124 W. 2nd Avenue, Goddard • 794-2985 • Sun. School 9:45 a.m. • Church Service 11 a.m. • Nursery provided. Pastor Steve Sherbenou.
Pathway Church Goddard Campus, Sunday at 9:30 & 11am • 18800 W Kellogg, Goddard • 316-550-6099 • Westlink Campus, Saturday at 5pm, Sunday at 9:30 & 11am • Café Campus, Sunday at 11am • 2001 N Maize Rd (21st & Maize), Wichita • 316-722-8020 • www. pathwaychurch.com • Following Jesus/In Community/For Others Area Churches Harvest Community Church One church, worship at 8340 W. 21st, Wichita • Sun. Service at 10:30 a.m. • Senior Pastor Rev. Dave Henion • www.wichitaharvest.com Heartland Friends Meeting 14505 W. Sandwedge Circle, Wichita (Fairways addtion of Auburn Hills, behind Wichita Friends School at 14700 W. Kellogg) • (316) 729-4483 • http://heartland.quaker. org • 9:30 a.m. Meeting for Study & Worship • 10:45 a.m. Worship in Song • 11:00 a.m. Traditional Quaker Worship from the Silence & Children’s Program. Milton Baptist Church 1213 N. Sycamore Road, Milton • 620478-2486 • Pastor Mike Justice • Morning Worship 9:30 a.m. • Sunday School 11 a.m. • Family Ministry Wed.: Light Dinner 6 p.m., Bible Study 6:45 p.m. Resurrection Lutheran Church, ELCA 3850 W. 71st S., Haysville • 522-1091 • Education Hour 9 a.m. • Service 10 a.m. • Nursery Available • Elizabeth Cummings, Pastor • www.rxluth.com St. John’s Catholic Church 18630 W. 71st St. S., Viola, KS • Mass: 8 a.m. Mon, Tues, Thurs, Fri; Wed: 7:35 p.m.; Sat: 5:30 p.m.; Sun: 8 a.m. & 10:30 a.m. • Confessions: Tues. 7:40 a.m., Wed. 6:30 p.m., Sat. 4:30 p.m. St. Joseph’s Catholic Church St. Joe Road & 37th N., Ost (St. Joe) • 444-2210 • 9:00 a.m. Sun. Mass • Fr. Aaron Spexarth St. Rose Catholic Church Mt. Vernon Road & 21st N., Mt. Vernon • 444-2210 • 11:00 a.m. Sun. Mass • Fr. Aaron Spexarth
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Sorting my record collection…from A to Z I’ve been meaning to alphabetize my record collection for a long, long time. The thought was, if all my record albums were clustered in a few basic categories and then alphabetized from there, it would be easier to find a particular record when the mood strikes. So how hard could that be? If you’re picturing the old box of record albums you still have in a milk case down in your basement, you’re not picturing the right kind of problem. Well… not the right size of problem. My collection is currently hovering around 2,500 albums. That’s down dramatically from the nearly 5,000 record albums I owned at one point. Yes, I’ve been collecting records for a good, long time. My hobby started in high school, blossomed in college and went absolutely berserk during my young adult years. In college, as I moved in and out of dorm rooms and apartments, I knew I had more of an affection for vinyl discs than most of my peers. Each time I moved, my collection had expanded, and only briefly was it ever contained in a single milk crate. After college, and after I understood the concept of something called dis-
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posable income, I would go to garage sales and buy up other people’s entire album collections. I started my “album picking” by going through garage sale boxes and purchasing a handful of records, but I quickly learned that for just a few dollars more, the owner of the collection would happily sell me the entire box. At that point, my collection started growing by 100 or 200 albums at a time. I would end up with lots of duplicates and often did some horse trading with a used record store in Kansas City’s Westport area. And when my collection got too big, I’d thin it down and take entire boxes of albums up to Kansas City to trade. The pinnacle of that process happened several years ago when I literally took a small pickup load of records to Kansas City and traded it all for one rare David Bowie album that I wanted for my col-
lection. It seemed crazy at the time, but now that David Bowie is no longer with us, my level of shrewdness has become apparent. Anyway, the fact of the matter is that I still own a lot of records. So many, in fact, that I had custom shelving built in my house just to hold all of these records. That was several years ago, and since then, I’ve started collecting again…this time with more care and procession. And for that same stretch of years, I’ve been threatening to alphabetize this colossal pile of vinyl. As winter approached this past year, my girlfriend, Kim, offered to take a snow day with me, and we’d get those albums alphabetized. Well, as we all know, it never snowed until Easter. This past Sunday, our outdoor plans were cancelled because of gusty winds. What a perfect day, we thought, for the album project. And as it turned out, it was a perfect day to alphabetize record albums. But like the back story to this little project, the project itself got out of hand quickly. Stay tuned and next week I’ll tell you how even something as simple as the alphabet can get a little overwhelming…
500 Words to Donald Trump Editor’s note: Kansas State University pre-law student Carly Wright is originally from Clearwater. The commentary is written as a letter to Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump. Mr. Trump, Hello. I have been thinking about you for some time now. I have seen your face splashed on all kinds of media – television, journal articles, memes, blog posts and newspapers. I have seen nonpoliticians reach out to you – the Humans of New York creator’s open letter, Max Lucado’s blog post, and even from my peers. I am not a journalist. I am not a paid writer. I am a 20-year-old college student who believes in the skewed magic of politics. I am distraught that you are the frontrunner for the Republican Party. I’ve heard it said that you are creating a new abundance of racism and hatred, but I believe you are simply exposing what has been in the hearts of American people for some time now – what have been topics of discussion around families’ dinner tables. You have granted it permission to reveal itself, to live in the open. As everyone connects with someone through their own personal emotions, you have validated their anger. You have identified with them through hatred. Your
Guest Column By Carly Wright propaganda has united people with the mindset that for us to win, others have to lose. This is not about your policies but your decorum. I don’t know you, but I’ve seen you. I’ve watched you ridicule intrinsic components of womanhood. I’ve listened as you’ve enabled people to partake in violence. I’ve read your tweets calling people a “loser” and “stupid.” These were not behind-the-scenes, caughtin-the-act remarks. They were deliberately tweeted, documented, televised, published, spoken by you. As the university I attend holds student body elections, would any of us be more inclined to vote for a candidate, one of our peers, who hurled such insensitivity at competitors? Would we rally behind them? Would we say that we support them because they’re “not afraid to speak their mind”? Would this be acceptable in a middle school election? Mr. Trump, we are watching you. We are looking to you for solutions and ideas and opinions. World leaders are looking to you. People around the world are looking to you. My sister told me the other
day that she likes you because you have your own money; you don’t have anyone in your back pocket telling you what to say. I was crushed. What does this say about our country? Our leaders? You? You have the capabilities and funds to select your own platforms, your own agenda – and this is what you choose? To exploit the vulnerable? To reveal the hatred in your heart with no remorse or shame? Maybe it is naïve to believe that an effective leader can be strong and compassionate at the same time. Whatever happens in this election, please know that it does not change our purpose. We will still love, embrace, shelter, defend, care. We are the ordinary people, Mr. Trump. We are your potential constituents. Our purpose will not be breached by cruel leadership. It will not be silenced by imploring fear. It lives and respires through ordinary people living in brave, ordinary ways. It lives when we choose to stand in opposition. When we choose bravery over comfort. If we arrive at a time in which minorities are vilified – blacks, women, refugees, Muslims, immigrants – we will stand with them. We will put on our work boots and love them, even if you will not, even if you tell us not to. This has always been our mission. I hope you will join us.
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KIDS Network helps promote infant health To the editor: Infant mortality is a key indicator of population health. With the Kansas infant mortality higher than the national average, Kansas infants living beyond their first birthdays is a huge accomplishment. The Sedgwick County Maternal Infant Health Coalition uses a collective impact approach to improve maternal and infant health outcomes. Multiple programs are needed to reach the tipping point for collective impact; thus, the integration of public and private health services is mandatory. These partnerships develop and implement strategies to inspire Kansans to take action to reduce infant mortality. The KIDS Network works collabo-
ratively with community organizations to educate parents, family members and child care providers. One of the ways the network promotes infant health is through infant safe sleep tools (baby showers, cribs, videos). Our message is as easy as ABC: Always place a baby to sleep Alone, on the Back and in a clutter-free Crib. Tell everyone! The KIDS Network also honors the babies who have died too soon through Step Up for KIDS 5K and Memorial Walk. The 13th annual event will be held Saturday, April 9, at Wichita’s Old Cowtown Museum. Christy Schunn North Newton
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