Page 1


OPINIONS The next generation of news consumers Page 6B

Choir director honored at final concert Page 3A

The $1.00


May 5, 2016

Vol. 122 No. 19

Serving the communities of Cheney, Clearwater, Garden Plain and Goddard

Local veterans honored with trip to the Capitol

Ties that bind

By Sam Jack

Graduation season gets underway Sunday It’s time for both pomp and circumstance as local high schools get ready to send off their seniors. The first of the season is at 2 p.m. Sunday, when Clearwater High School will hold its graduation. There are some changes in dates and locations. Goddard and Eisenhower will hold commencement at Hartman Arena in Park City on Saturday, May 14. Garden Plain’s graduation, normally on Mother’s Day, is a week later. Here’s a look at all local graduations. Clearwater High Sunday, May 8 2 p.m. at Clearwater High School Goddard Academy Thursday, May 12 7 p.m. at Goddard High School Goddard High Saturday, May 14 1 p.m. at Hartman Arena Eisenhower High Saturday, May 14 5 p.m. at Hartman Arena Garden Plain High Sunday, May 15 2 p.m. at Garden Plain High School Cheney High Saturday, May 21 6 p.m. at Cheney High School

Two Cheney residents – Ed Bade and the Rev. Marion Bishop – participated in a Kansas Honor Flight last week, traveling with a group of veterans to visit memorials

and museums in Washington, D.C. Bishop was eligible as a Korean War veteran, while Ed Bade, himself a Vietnam-era veteran, went as a companion for his father, World War II veteran Richard Bade of Derby. All three men said it was a meaningful trip.

Staff photo/Sam Jack

Dads practice braiding their daughters’ hair at the Park Glen clubhouse Sunday. Pictured are Matt and Zenna Younker, left, and Chad and Brooke Cortus.

Braids brings fathers and daughters together By Sam Jack

CLEARWATER – Fathers learned to braid and arrange their daughters’ hair at a special workshop Sunday, led by local dad Shawn Watson. Watson was inspired by Daddy Daughter Hair Factory, a Facebook page started by a Florida dad “(Seeing the monuments) makes you want to be as good as you can be, for this country, and makes you thankful that we belong to this country,” said Richard Bade. The Honor Flight group’s whirlwind three-day trip started with departure from the Wichita airport at 6:10 a.m. Wednesday, April 27. Once the 26 honorees and their companions landed in Baltimore later that day, they quickly boarded a tour bus and started seeing the sights. The first stop was Fort McHenry, site of a battle that inspired America’s national anthem, “The Star-Spangled Banner.” That was particularly neat for Bishop’s son Marcus, who accompanied him on the trip. “Marcus has taught school in Hays for all these years, and he really took hold of that because he wants to teach his students how the song came about,” said Bishop. Another son, Stephen, lives in Pennsylvania and joined Bishop during the trip. Unfortunately, Thursday’s full day of tours in the na-

Inside this week: Crossword & Sudoku......... Page 2A Yesteryears............................ Page 2A Opinions................................ Page 6B Classifieds.............................. Page 7B

who started dressing his daughter’s hair and wanted to inspire others to do the same. Watson started braiding his daughter Lilly’s hair using YouTube instructional videos, and he posted his results to the Facebook See BRAIDS, Page 7A

Not just a tiny guitar Apollo music teacher introduces students to the ukulele

By Sam Jack

GODDARD – Many adults remember learning to play the recorder during elementary school music classes. Students at Apollo Elementary School still do the same, according to music teacher Sarah Ashcraft. But starting this school year, they See UKE, Page 8A

Staff photo/Briana Bade

Several participants in last week’s Kansas Honor Flight had local ties. World War II veteran Richard Bade, left, traveled with son Ed Bade of Cheney, center. Cheney resident Marion Bishop, seated, was accompanied by his son, Marcus Bishop of Hays.

Staff photo/Sam Jack

Fourth-grader Langley Barger smiles during a group ukulele practice at Apollo Elementary. Teacher Sarah Ashcraft introduced the guitar-like instruments to the school in September.

See HONOR, Page 7A

CHENEY K-State QB visits local church Page 5A

CLEARWATER Chisholm Trial Saddle Club rodeo is this weekend Page 5A

This week’s Newspapers In Our Schools sponsored by SKT. See Page 2A for details.


Page 2A May 5, 2016


Across 1. Butterfly, e.g. 7. Lively intelligence 13. Sisterly 14. Sea cows 16. Lead 17. Arms on a shirt 18. Golden Triangle country 19. “Snowy” bird 21. Revenuers 22. Afflict 23. Carbonium, e.g. 24. “The Catcher in the ___” 25. Become unhinged 27. ___-key children 29. ___-friendly 30. Inquisition target 32. Heartfelt 34. “The Joy Luck Club” author 35. Good, in the ‘hood 36. Disperse 40. Smoothness 44. Pay (up) 45. Cache 47. Abbr. after many a general’s name 48. A pint, maybe 49. Wasting time away 50. Kind of shot 51. Cakewalk 53. “Amen!” 55. All-inclusive 56. Bronze age archaeological site 58. It goes around the world 60. Feeling 61. Restarts 62. A, B or C 63. Just out

Down 1. Glacier debris 2. Small area between things 3. Therapists for health (short) 4. “___ we having fun yet?” 5. Earned 6. Melancholy 7. Core 8. Bank deposit 9. Grand ___ (“Evangeline” setting) 10. Atoll protector 11. 2, to 1/2 12. Decorates 60’s-style 13. Ostentation 15. Declare 20. Decay 26. Minor 27. Like composition paper 28. Addiction 29. Anesthetized 31. Sylvester, to Tweety 33. Amscrayed 36. Small electric discharge 37. Silver eagle wearer 38. Buttercup family member 39. One who edits 40. Deep siren used by ships 41. Southwestern Asia group 42. Teacher and _____ 43. Garden tools 46. Hard throw, in baseball 52. “Check this out!” 53. Automatic 54. Certain surgeon’s “patient” 55. Clean by rubbing 57. Convened 59. Fiddle stick

The Times-Sentinel

Cities dispute which is ‘second largest’ 130 Years Ago Cheney has a population of 702 and claims to be the second-largest town in size in Sedgwick County – Clearwater Times. Cheney editor Brown added: She is the second-largest town in Sedgwick County by over 100. Clearwater ranks next with 600. P.B. Dilday, brother of J.J. Dilday, has rented a 140-acre pasture and 60acre cornfield of the John Coffey farm southeast of town. Johnnie Campbell returned Thursday for a short visit at home. He has been with a railroad surveying corps in Butler and Cowley counties. 120 Years Ago Cheney city schools will close tomorrow after one of the most successful in her history under the leadership of Prof. Rathbun. Mrs. Will Brown presented her husband with a bouncing nine-pound baby boy this morning. 110 Years Ago J.A. Souders and J.K. Gardner left Monday as delegates to the big Sunday school convention in Lawrence. W.R. Maxwell and family left Monday for their new

Yesteryears From the archives of the Cheney Sentinel, Clearwater Times and Goddard News-Sentinel

home in Seattle, Wash. Mr. Maxwell came to this city in 1884 and for a while taught school but soon entered the real estate business. He has served both as clerk and mayor while in Cheney. 100 Years Ago W.C. Dildine and family spent last Tuesday in Wichita attending the Eastman School of Photography. J.K. Gardner has received a carload of brick and will soon begin work over the Cheney Auto Company’s garage building. Mr. Gardner will extend the building south one lot and will take out the center wall. The entire front will be of brick. 90 Years Ago Miss Markley’s advanced geometry class made an observation tour to the Lindholm oil well Tuesday. A problem in their textbook concerning some mechanism about the well was the incentive for the trip.

Fred Clawson of Cheney and Frank Tonn of Haven have purchased MasseyHarris combines from the Cheney Hardware Co. 80 Years Ago The marriage of Miss Idabelle Keith, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. G.W. Keith, Cheney, to Henry Riblet of Garden City, son of Rev. and Mrs. C.E. Riblet of Derby, was solemnized at the home of the bride’s parents April 26 at 2 p.m. Rev. Riblet, father of the bridegroom, officiated. The couple departed immediately for Garden City, where Mr. Riblet is on the engineering staff of Radio Station KIUL, Garden City. 70 Years Ago The mothers’ Service Club had elections of officers at the last meeting, when Mrs. Mario Heath was chosen president and Mrs. Merle Reno secretary. 60 Years Ago A new addition to the city of Cheney is the American Legion Memorial Park established at the north entrance to the city on the triangular plot of ground known as the Adams property. The Memorial Park is an attractive tribute to the deceased

veterans of Cheney and community and beautifies the highway leading into the city. 50 Years Ago Mrs. E.H. Whitelaw, Cheney, and Mrs. Floyd Sailer, Wichita, returned from a 10-day visit with Mr. and Mrs. Maynard Scovell and family of Montgomery, Ala. 40 Years Ago St. Anthony Church, Garden Plain, will celebrate 75 years at Garden Plain next Sunday. 30 Years Ago Ruth Lorenz and Wilma Brandes were delegates at the Aid Association to the Lutheran Convention held in Wichita April 12. Richard Wooton, 53, has been hired as principal at Garden Plain High School for the coming year. 20 Years Ago Richard J. Stopka, son of Phylis and Robert Twietmeyer of Cheney, was honored March 30 as recipient of the John Espinoza Law Enforcement Officer of the Year. Stopka, a nine-year veteran of the Wichita Police Dept., was honored for his courage last July when he killed a man who leveled a shotgun at police.

Eta Theta Sorority hosts car show for elderly CHENEY – On Saturday, April 23, the Eta Theta Sorority hosted an antique auto show for the residents of the Cheney Golden Age Home and Villa. Antique cars and one

pickup were on display for a trip down memory lane. Residents were out and about, enjoying the weather, looking at the cars and talking about the ones they had owned. The show was a hit and

provided outside time for the residents. The cars at the show included a 1955 Ford and 1966 Galaxy Ford owned by Janet and Dan Parsons, a 1930 Model A owned by Steve

McLaughlin, a 1925 Model A owned by Chris and Dane Tucker, a 1969 Chevelle and blue Chevy pickup owned by Roger Brown, and a 1968 Chevelle owned by Kathy and Ivan Pauly.

See puzzle answers, Page 7B

Newspapers in Our Schools

Newspapers in Our Schools is a cooperative effort between The Times-Sentinel and area businesses that are generously assisting with the cost of printing additional newspapers each week to provide one paper for each classroom in our coverage area – Cheney, Clearwater, Garden Plain and Goddard. Our goal is to help connect local students with their communities, and provide a direct connection between our schools and the community newspaper.

The Times-Sentinel (USPS 102-260)

Published by Times-Sentinel Newspapers weekly every Thursday at:

125 N. Main • Cheney, KS 67025 • (316) 540-0500

Mail Subscriptions to: P.O. Box 544, Cheney, KS 67025 Paul Rhodes, Publisher Approved periodicals postage paid at Cheney, KS 67025 and at additional mailing offices. Subscription Rates: $37.50 per yr. in ZIP codes 670, 671, 672, 675 $42.00 Elsewhere in State • $47 out of State $30.50 for Senior Citizens in ZIP codes 670, 672, 675. Senior citizen rates available for other areas, please call or email for details. (Subscription prices include Kansas Sales tax)

Postmaster Send address changes to: Times-Sentinel Newspapers P.O. Box 544 • Cheney, KS 67025

Subscription e-mail:

Cheney Golden Age Home residents enjoyed the fresh air and checked out some classic cars Saturday, April 23. ABOVE: A 1930 Ford Model A owned by Steve McLaughlin was the oldest car on display. RIGHT: A Golden Age resident checks out a classic car’s interior.

Contributed photos

Items for the Transitions page – weddings and engagements, birthdays and card showers, anniversaries, and obituaries – are due by noon Monday for each week’s paper. Email Tori at classifieds@tsnews. com or call 316540-0500.

County begins budget process As part of the 2017 Sedgwick County budget process, commissioners will hear from county division heads and directors regarding their plans and suggestions for the coming year. Departmental hearings will take place between May 9 and 20. Numerous hearings will be held the next two weeks on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday. A full schedule will be posted on The Times-Sentinel website at The recommended 2017 budget will be presented to commissioners at the July 13 Board of Sedgwick County Commissioners meeting. Sedgwick County residents will have opportunities to participate in public hearings on July 27 and Aug. 4. An online public hearing forum will be available after July 13. The county’s budget is scheduled to be presented for adoption Aug. 10. The county will post budget hearings and documents on the Sedgwick County website at

Please recycle your Times-Sentinel

Contact The Times-Sentinel 316.540.0500 /Times-Sentinel @TimesSentinel1


The Times-Sentinel

May 5, 2016 Page 3A

University announces candidates for degrees The names of nearly 4,800 candidates for degree from the University of Kansas this spring – representing 93 Kansas counties, 44 other states and 44 other countries – have been announced by the University Registrar. Degrees are officially conferred in June. KU’s 144th Commencement will be Sunday, May 15. More than 4,500 of the members of the Class of 2016 are expected to participate. Faculty and candidates for degrees will assemble at 10 a.m. along Memorial Drive for the procession, which begins at 10:30 a.m. Degree candidates include the following area students: Tayler Akin, Clearwater, bachelor of general studies in psychology and anthropology minor Sarah Bergkamp, Garden Plain, doctor of medicine Kristin Buck, Clearwater, bachelor of arts in psychology and Spanish minor Roxanne Calderon, Clearwater, bachelor of science in computer science Breah Chambers, Cheney, doctor of nursing practice Sydney Crowell, Goddard, doctor of nursing practice Cori Jones, Cheney, bachelor of science in chemistry and business minor William Kerschen, Goddard, bachelor of arts in psychology and journalism minor Caylee Kidwell, Goddard, bachelor of science in biology Seth Langenegger, Goddard, bachelor of science in pharmaceutical studies Austin Merritt, Goddard, bachelor of science in mechanical engineering Christopher Pham, Goddard, bachelor of science in interdisciplinary computing Jacob Reeder, Goddard, doctor of pharmacy Ryan Ridder, Goddard, master of arts in museum studies My Seiwert, Goddard, doctor of pharmacy and bachelor of science in pharmaceutical studies Allen Van, Clearwater, bachelor of science in business in supply chain management

Staff photo/Sam Jack

Former students Whitney Coshow (left), Diana Zoeller and Corrie Calvert were among those who returned to Goddard High School on Friday to honor choir director Diane Lewis (second from right), who is retiring at the end of the school year.

Choir director honored after final concert By Sam Jack

GODDARD – Nearly 40 past and present Goddard High School Madrigal singers performed a surprise serenade for choir director Diane Lewis during the Lion Mania performance Friday night. The surprise involved former students from all 12 of Lewis’ years in Goddard; Lewis will retire after this school year ends. “I was really surprised at the return of so many old people, including some people from my very first Madrigal group,” said Lewis. “It was a really good feeling.” Students also presented Lewis a scrapbook en-

compassing her time at Goddard, plus a quilt with panels made from each year’s Lion Mania T-shirt. Lewis, who holds a doctorate in music from the University of Oklahoma and a master’s degree from Northwestern University, has had a distinguished career in choral music. A children’s chorus she prepared appeared on a Grammy-winning recording of “Carmina Burana” with the Chicago Symphony, and she spent 14 years as choir director at Sterling College. Over 12 years in Goddard, she led the Madrigals, Chantonettes, concert choir and men’s and

women’s ensembles to numerous honors, traveling with them to festivals in Dallas, Chicago, San Antonio, Memphis and elsewhere. A few weeks ago, Lewis led her students on a trip to Chicago; they participated in a world premiere performance. With her high school students, Lewis always focused on fundamentals, emphasizing vocal technique and sight-singing skills. “I remember distinctly, my first or second year here, I had a very large women’s choir freshman group. They kept saying, ‘When are we going to start having fun?’ You had

to establish the fact that fun is knowing what you were doing. Fun is raising the bar for yourself, fun is doing things technically correctly, fun is providing an aesthetic experience. It’s not just getting up there and doing it any which way,” said Lewis. “I think they understand and appreciate why I do it and why it’s important for them.” At the same time, Lewis recognizes that choir is an elective and appreciates that her students are not under any compulsion to participate. “There were 26 or 28 graduating seniors standing on the stage Friday,

Cheney High to host fine arts, academics banquet

Clearwater council meeting canceled due to weather

CHENEY – Cheney High School will host the annual Academic Awards and Fine Arts Banquet. All high school students are encouraged to attend the banquet. The Academic Awards and Fine Arts Banquet will be held at 6 p.m. Friday, May 13, in the High School Commons. Reservations must be made by Monday, May 9. The cost of the banquet is $9 per person. Payment must be made at time of reservation.

CLEARWATER – Clearwater’s regular city council meeting was canceled Tuesday, April 26, due to inclement weather. A special city council meeting was held the fol-

Don’t Forget Mother’s Day... Sunday, May 8 Say something special to your Mom with the perfect gift from Flower Fair! * Fresh Flower Arrangements * Beautiful Plants * Other Unique Gifts and Cards

Flower Fair 221 N. Main • Cheney


When payment is made, a ticket will be issued that serves as proof of payment and is required to be admitted to the banquet. Tickets must be purchased in the high school office. Ray’s Countryside Catering will serve the meal. CHS students do not pay for their meal but must sign up by Monday in the office to receive a ticket. Local scholarships will be awarded at an assembly at 10:30 a.m. Monday in the high school auditorium.

Staff report

lowing day in order to approve routine claims and warrants. No other business was conducted at the meeting. The next regular city council meeting will be held Tuesday, May 10, at 6:30 p.m.

Buy a 1-hour Massage & Receive a FREE Pedicure Use for yourself or give as a gift!

and they stuck with it for four years because they wanted to be there,” said Lewis. “My goal was to find things to perform that I truly loved,” Lewis added. “In addition to traditional repertoire, we did a lot of contemporary stuff that was new or fairly new. The goal was, it had to stir my heart if I was going to do it.” In retirement, Lewis plans to take drawing, painting and art history courses at Bethel College, where her husband, Paul, is on the faculty. She also plans to spend more time with grandchildren, write and travel.

Contact The Times-Sentinel 316.540.0500 /Times-Sentinel

Main One Salon 226 N. Main St. | Goddard



Community. Commitment. Confidence. A strong and vibrant Main Street takes a team effort... Local businesses offering goods and services, and local customers supporting those businesses.

We're committed to the Cheney community and hope you are too! 306 N. Main • Cheney, KS

(316) 542-3142


Page 4A May 5, 2016

Golf carts on streets debated By Sam Jack

GODDARD – The city of Goddard’s rules on operating golf carts were up for discussion at Monday’s city council meeting. At present, Goddard city ordinance does not allow residents to operate electric golf carts on city streets. Residents have previously approached city council members about changing the policy, but the council has never moved to do so. Monday’s discussion ended with a consensus that city staff should draft an ordinance allowing the use of golf carts on residential streets for the council to consider at its next meeting. But opinion on the advisability of allowing golf carts was still split. Council members Joe Torske and Larry Zimmerman were leaning in favor of changing the policy, while Chris Hahn said he was against doing so. Chris Hedrick, Enrique Ramirez and Mayor Marcey Gregory aired questions and concerns but did not plant a flag for one side or the other. Torske said he did not want to stand behind a prohibition that singles out a small number of residents who want to drive golf carts. “Our citizens pay for the streets and pay for the maintenance of the streets,” said Torske. “I don’t want to be one that

tells them what they can’t drive on the streets. I’m one who is in favor of them doing so (driving golf carts), within the confines of the law.” Zimmerman agreed, saying that he wants Goddard to be a “friendly community” for all. “If driving a golf cart up to the park helps them to recreate, we’re all for it. It seems like we’re casting them off, and that’s not fair,” he said. Hahn said he sees golf carts as a safety issue and does not want a rule change to be responsible for collisions between golf carts and larger vehicles. “I think once we start the golf carts, it’s going to be a free-for-all with the ATVs, mopeds, little-kid motorcycles and go-karts,”

said Hahn. “The other issue I have with it is, the older gentleman who came in and proposed (a policy change) to us was afraid to drive a car. The other elderly person who complained about it was my own grandfather, and there was no reason for him to be on the road,” Hahn added. The council agreed that any ordinance permitting the use of golf carts should exclude Kellogg altogether and should not allow golf carts to drive along busy north-south roads. In other business: • The council instructed city staff to issue a request for proposals, seeking bids for a new phone system. The city’s phone system has not been replaced in more than 10 years and

has become antiquated. • The council approved a $31,371 contract with Decker Electric to provide the city 22 additional security cameras. The cameras will be located at City Hall, Means Park, Linear Park and city maintenance shops. The cameras will each store up to three weeks of high-definition footage. When crimes or incidents are reported, officials will be able to review digital video files for evidence. • Nancy McCarthy Snyder, director of Wichita State’s Hugo Wall School of Public Affairs, presented police Lt. Lance Beagley with a certificate, recognizing him for completing WSU’s MiniMPA (master of public administration) program.

Please recycle your Times-Sentinel

PUBLIC NOTICE First Published in The Times-Sentinel May 5, 2016 (1t)

Nancy McCarthy Snyder, director of Wichita State’s Hugo Wall School of Public Affairs, presented Goddard police Lt. Lance Beagley with a certificate recognizing his completion of the MiniMPA (master of public administration) program.

Contributed photo

Hawaii 5-0 5K

Garden Plain Elementary’s Home-School Organization sponsored a 5K race through town on Sunday, April 24. This year’s theme was Hawaii 5-0 5K, so participants wore grass skirts, flowery shirts and other tropical costumes. More than 75 runners participated. The school also set up carnival games (above left and right) in the park.

Contributed photos

Register for balance class CLEARWATER – Do you have concerns about falling? Many older adults experience concerns about falling and restrict their activities as a result. A Matter of Balance, an award-winning program designed to manage falls and increase activity levels, will be held at the Clearwater Community Center starting Thursday, May 26, from

The Times-Sentinel

1 to 3 p.m. The program emphasizes practical strategies to manage falls. Participants will learn to view falls as controllable, set goals for increasing activity, make changes to reduce fall risks at home and exercise to increase strength and balance. Those who should attend include people who: have concerns about falls; are interested

in improving strength, balance and flexibility; have fallen in the past; or have restricted activities because of falling concerns. Classes are held once a week for eight weeks and are each two hours long. The program fee is $10. For more information or to sign up, call Clearwater Community Center director Pam Riggs at 620-584-2332.

Contact The Times-Sentinel 316.540.0500 /Times-Sentinel


NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING 1. The City of Cheney Planning Commission will be holding a public hearing on June 6, 2016 at 7:00 pm at Cheney City Hall, 131 N. Main St., Cheney, KS 67025 to consider an application for a Special Use Permit. Hometown Farm Supply has applied for a special use permit to relocate their propane fill station on, Lots 13 to 21 Inclusive except east 92 ft., Block 17, City of Cheney, Sedgwick County, Kansas also known as 117 N Jefferson St. Certain uses of land, buildings or structures may not be appropriate under all circumstances in any given zoning district, but may be appropriate where adequate precautions can be taken to assure compatibility with surrounding uses, public need, and the City as a whole. You are invited to hear from Hometown Farm Supply for their plan to relocate their propane fill station. All interested parties are invited to attend. Written comments may be submitted to City Hall by 5:00 p.m., June 3, 2016 and will be read into the record.


The Times-Sentinel

Quarterback speaks on ‘God’s gifts’

Contributed photos

Kansas State Wildcats quarterback and Cheney High School alumnus Joe Hubener spoke at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church on Saturday. The event drew people from around Cheney as well as from other communities, including the Argonia High Fellowship of Christian Athletes. LEFT: Hubener signs autographs for students. ABOVE: Hubener gave a presentation called “Celebrating God’s Gifts: Tailgating with Joe Hubener.”

Youth Entrepreneurs win prizes CLEARWATER – Clearwater High School students David Brandt and Sierra Dills each won $100 at the Youth Entrepreneurs

Business Plan Competition held April 27 at the Wichita Art Museum. Dills won an additional $50 for the Best Display

in the showcase category. Tanner Schultz earned $200 and alumnus Cody Hanna received $1,500 for participating in YE Academy.

The class as a total has profited $3,207 for this school year. Charles Engineering helped sponsor the YE class.

May 5, 2016 Page 5A

Rodeo to be held this weekend CLEARWATER – The Chisholm Trail Saddle Club will present its Spring Rodeo Friday and Saturday, May 6 and 7. The rodeo starts at 8 p.m. each night and includes bull riding, bare back, saddle bronc and ranch bronc. Admission is $5 for adults; children 13 and under may attend for free with adult admission. On Friday night, a calf scramble for ages 6 to 10 will be held. On Saturday night, a stick horse race for ages 5 and under will be held. The event will take place at 9631 S. 167th Street West, Clearwater. For more information, visit www.

Bike with the mayor CLEARWATER – The public is invited to celebrate National Bike Month by joining Mayor Burt Ussery for a family bicycle ride in Clearwater Thursday, May 12, from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. in Clearwater City Park. The route of the ride will be approximately three miles long and winds through the Clearwater community. Snacks will be provided to all participants who finish the ride. The Clearwater Police Department will be on site to discuss bicycle safety and conduct bike inspections.

Identity theft class offered CLEARWATER – Liberty Benefit Consultants will present a free identity theft workshop at the Clearwater Community Center Saturday, May 14, at 1 p.m. During the workshop, participants will learn how to protect themselves from identity theft, be introduced to six major types of identity theft, learn how to better protect personal information and learn about restoration services and credit monitoring plans. The workshop will be around 45 minutes long.

Cheney PharmaCy “Your local full service family pharmacy.”

Offering a full range Of serviCes: • Home Health Equipment • Most major insurances accepted We carry all major brand diabetic supplies

FREE Cheney Delivery & FREE Prescription Mailing Pharmacist on duty M-F 9-6 & Sat. 9-1

114 N. Main • Cheney, KS

(316) 542-0464 or Toll Free: 1-888-299-7692

Home - Auto - Commercial - Farm - Life - Longterm Care Contributed photo

Clearwater High School students Cody Hanna (left), Sierra Dills and David Brandt each won cash prizes for business plans they presented at the Wichita Art Museum April 27.

City council meets Staff report

GARDEN PLAIN – The Garden Plain City Council was scheduled to meet on Wednesday night of this week. The council was expected to consider bids for repairs to one of the police cruisers. Last month, the council voted to not purchase a new vehicle for the department. Other agenda items included consideration of bids for park restroom doors and the possibility of direct deposit for payroll. In old business, the council is expected to adopt an ordinance finalizing increases to utility deposits. Council members gave initial approval to the increases at the April meeting. The council also will receive an update on the steps needed to create a trash franchise for the city.

Twietmeyer Family Dentistry 107 N. Main Cheney


Agents: Lawrence Bennett - Jimmy Rowan - Brad Bennett Mitzi Taton - Paula George - Brandon Mclemore

Rebecca L. TwieTmeyeR, D.D.S. STeven F. TwieTmeyeR, D.D.S. Open Monday through Thursday Evening hours on Thursday

REAL ESTATE AUCTION Tuesday, May 17 • 7 p.m. 12140 W. K-42 Hwy • Wichita, KS

3 TRACTS - 315 ACRES - SUMNER CO. TRACT 1: The Northwest Quarter (NW/4) of 7-30S-1W of Sumner Co., KS. LOCATION: 1 mile east of Clearwater on Clearwater Rd. to 119th St. W and go three miles south. Property lies in the southwest corner of 119th St. W (N Drury Rd) and 140th Ave N. DESCRIPTION: 155.8 acres farmland with 113.84 of cropland currently planted to wheat. Balance to heavy trees and creek, great for turkey, quail and deer hunting. Kirkland silt loam, Elandco silty loam, Rosehill clay loam and Vanoss silt loam make up the Class 2, 3, 4 soil types. TAXES: $637.10 estimated 2016 taxes will be paid by Seller. Buyer will receive credit at closing for 2016 taxes based upon 2015 mill levy. TRACT 2: The North half of the Northeast Quarter (N/2 NE/4) of 1230S-2W of Sumner Co., KS. LOCATION: 1 mile east of Clearwater on Clearwater Rd. to 119th St. W and go three miles south. Property lies in the southwest corner of 119th St. W (N Drury Rd) and 140th Ave N. DESCRIPTION: 80 acres farmland currently planted to wheat. Bethany silt loam, Vanoss silt loam, Milan loam and Elandco silty clay loam make up the Class 2 & 3 soil types. TAXES: $646.74 estimated 2016 taxes will be paid by Seller. Buyer will receive credit at closing for 2016 taxes based upon 2015 mill levy.

Complete butchering & wild game processing. Retail meats & smoked products. Quality meats at reasonable prices!

Small Bundles Quarters – Sides

2 Locations to Serve You! Goddard

111 N. Main 794-8762


115 N. First 777-4421

TRACT 3: The West half of the Northwest Quarter (W/2 NW/4) except a 5 +/- tract in 30-30S-1W of Sumner Co., KS. LOCATION: 1 mile east of Clearwater on Clearwater Rd. to 119th St. W and go six miles south. Property lies in the southeast corner of 119th St. W (N Drury Rd) and 110th Ave N. DESCRIPTION: 75 acres of farmland with 73.5 acres of cropland currently planted to wheat. Kirkland silt loam and Rosehill clay loam make up the Class 2, 3, 4 soil types. TAXES: $313.76 estimated 2016 taxes will be paid by Seller. Buyer will receive credit at closing for 2016 taxes based upon 2015 mill levy. MINERAL RIGHTS: Sellers mineral rights will be conveyed to the Buyer. POSSESSION: Possession will be subject to the lease of the current tenant for the 2017 growing wheat season. Buyer will receive 2/5 of 2017 growing wheat crop and will be responsible for 2/5 of fertilizer cost. TERMS: The Seller requires 10% earnest money down day of the sale with balance to be paid on or before June 17, 2016. The buyer and seller shall split equally in the title insurance and closing costs. Bidding is not contingent on financing. Financing, if necessary needs to be arranged and approved prior to the auction. Statements made day of auction take precedence over all printed advertising and previously made oral statements. Gene Francis & Associates is acting on behalf of the Seller. AUCTION CONDUCTED BY

GENE FRANCIS & ASSOCIATES REAL ESTATE BROKERS & AUCTIONEERS 12140 W. K-42 Hwy, Wichita, KS Telephone 316-524-8345 Website:


Page 6A May 5, 2016

The Times-Sentinel

Cookbooks are more than just a group of recipes Cookbooks are more than just recipes. They are time capsules as well. Looking through old cookbooks tells you that our tastes certainly change over time. I once read where aspic was described as being edible plastic wrap. That has stayed with me, perhaps because it has the ring of truth. But few people have eaten aspic since 1953 or so. Truthfully, I have never eaten it. By the time I came along, it had fallen out of favor, and it seems no one has thought to resurrect it. That alone is telling. I grew up in the 1960s

Cook’s Corner By Patsy Terrell

and 1970s, when people on TV were eating things like fondue. On the farm, we were eating the same things we had been eating for decades – fried chicken, mashed potatoes,

green beans and other things we could get fresh. We were eating farm to table long before it was cool. My collection includes quite a few cookbooks from earlier eras. I love not only the recipes but also the illustrations. It used to be very expensive to print full color, so many books have what is called spot color, meaning just one or two colors were used and they were done in such a way that they didn’t have to overlap. It was much cheaper and gives a distinctive look that now says retro. One of my favorite

Contributed photo

Old cookbooks are a valuable window into past tastes and bygone domestic habits. They are worth keeping around, even if the recipes they contain don’t get much use.

cookbooks is a very worn copy of the Boston Cooking School Cookbook. It belonged to my mom, and although I rarely saw her open it, I assume she used it at some point. Regardless, I’m happy to have it on my shelves now. I can’t say I’ve ever gotten a recipe out of it, but it was one of those “how to cook anything and everything” books that were popular as gifts to new brides. It’s always fun to look at a book from the edge and see which pages are crinkled from splatters. [Do pages crinkle from splatters, or are they discolored?] You know those were favorite recipes that were made again and again. Even if I never cook anything from those books, I do love looking at them. The recipes transport me back to family dinner tables laden with Mom’s special dishes. Even if it’s not our personal history, the nostalgia is powerful. This month I’m sharing one of my favorite summertime recipes – three bean salad. This is my favorite mix of oil and vinegar. This is perfect for picnics, cookouts

Three Bean Salad 1 can yellow wax beans 1 can green beans 1 can kidney beans 1 onion, sliced thin (optional) 1 green pepper, sliced thin (optional) 2/3 cup vinegar 3/4 cup sugar 1/2 cup oil Salt and pepper Drain beans, mix, and add onions and peppers to them. Mix other ingredients until sugar dissolves and pour over bean mixture. Let flavors meld overnight in the refrigerator.

Contributed photo

Perfectly seasoned with oil and vinegar, this simple three bean salad is a favorite summertime recipe.

or the dinner table. As a bonus – it doesn’t require any actual cooking, so it doesn’t heat the house during these warmer months. Patsy Terrell has more cook-

books than she needs, but not as many as she wants. Don’t expect to find aspic on the table. See recipes and graphics from some of her vintage cookbooks at

Gardeners may donate to Kansas Food Bank’s Plant a Row for the Hungry Plant a Row for the Hungry in Sedgwick County is celebrating its 16th year of providing fresh garden vegetables and fruits through the Kansas Food Bank. As you plan and plant your garden for the summer, consider planting an extra row or even an extra tomato plant and donate the harvest to the hungry.

This program offers a way for those who love to grow vegetables, fruits and herbs to have an instant effect on the persistent problem of hunger in Kansas. Over the past 15 years, gardeners from Sedgwick County have donated 627,000 pounds of fresh produce to the hungry in our community.

Local food agencies are often the only hope some people have to put food on the table for themselves and their children. By donating produce directly to the Kansas Food Bank, gardeners help organizations and their patrons stretch their resources while providing fresh produce for their meals.

During the growing season, the Kansas Food Bank will pick up your produce from local garden centers, which have volunteered to serve as drop-off sites. Drop-off sites include: Kansas Food Bank, 1919 E. Douglas; Augusta Ace Home Center, 316 W. Seventh Ave.; Augusta Brady Nursery, 11200 W. Kellogg; Hill-

side Nursery, 2200 S. Hillside; Hillside Feed and Seed, 1805 S. Hillside; Johnson’s Garden Centers, 21st and Woodlawn or 2707 W. 13th; Valley Feed and Seed, 1903 S. Meridian; Woodard Mercantile, 4160 N. Maize Rd., Maize. All peak-quality fresh fruits and vegetables are appreciated.

USDA offers new financing option The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) will provide a new financing option to help farmers purchase portable storage and handling equipment. Farm Service Agency Administrator Val Dolcini and Agricultural Marketing Service Administrator Elanor Starmer announced changes to the Farm Storage Facility Loan program during a local and regional food roundtable in Columbus, Ohio. The loans, which now include a smaller microloan option with lower down payments, are designed to help producers, including new, small and midsized producers, grow their businesses and markets. “As more communities reconnect with agriculture, consumer demand is increasing for food produced locally or regionally,” said Dolcini. “Portable handling and storage equipment is vital to helping farmers get their products to market

more quickly and better maintain product quality, bringing them greater returns. That’s why we’ve added this type of equipment as a new category for our Farm Storage Facility Loan program.” The program also offers a new “microloan” option, which allows applicants seeking less than $50,000 to qualify for a reduced down payment of five percent and no requirement to provide three years of production history. Farms and ranches of all sizes are eligible. The microloan option is expected to be of particular benefit to smaller farms and ranches, and specialty crop producers who may not have access to commercial storage or on-farm storage after harvest. These producers can invest in equipment like conveyers, scales or refrigeration units and trucks that can store commodities before delivering them to markets. Producers do not need to demonstrate

the lack of commercial credit availability to apply. Earlier this year, the FSA significantly expanded the list of commodities eligible for Farm Storage Facility Loan. Eligible commodities now include aquaculture, floriculture, fruits (including nuts) and vegetables, corn, grain sorghum, rice, oilseeds, oats, wheat, triticale, spelt, buckwheat, lentils, chickpeas, dry peas sugar, peanuts, barley, rye, hay, honey, hops, maple sap, unprocessed meat and poultry, eggs, milk, cheese, butter, yogurt and renewable biomass. FSFL microloans can also be used to finance wash and pack equipment used post-harvest, before a commodity is placed in cold storage. To learn more about Farm Storage Facility Loans, visit www.fsa.usda. gov/pricesupport or contact a local FSA county office. To find your local FSA county office, visit

Cheney Police Reports April 25 – Responded to a report of gunshots in the 400 block of E. Shadybrook, unfounded; City code violation report in the 800 block of N. Garfield; Worthless check investigation in the 100 block of N. Main; Assist Fire/EMS in the 700 block of N. Lincoln; Assisted the Sheriff’s Office in the 38000 block of W. 87th St. South; Dog problem in the 400 block of N. Adams. April 26 – Checked suspicious person in the area of Third and Adams; Suspicious person in the 400 block of N. Marshall; Juvenile problem in the 200 block of E. Fifth; Reckless driver complaint in the 800 block of N. Marshall; Suspicious activity in the area of Third and Adams; Civil standby in the 100 block of W. Third; Assisted Fire/EMS in the 600 block of N. Garfield. April 27 – Vehicle accident in the 800 block of N. Marshall; Code violation paper service in the 400 block of N. Marshall; Checked suspicious person in

the area of Marshall and South Street. April 28 – Investigation in the 800 block of N. Marshall; Suspicious activity in the 400 block of E. Shadybrook. April 29 – Dog complaint/ animal abuse in the 600 block of N. Filmore; Alarm in the 400 block of Meadows Court; Check for shots fired in the 300 block of N. Washington, unfounded, juvenile problem; Suspicious activity in the 400 block of N. Main; Harassment complaint in the City. April 30 – Alarm in the 800 block of N. Marshall; Welfare check request in the 600 block of E. Sixth; Juvenile problem report in the 900 block of N. Filmore; Dog bite report in the 300 block of N. Jefferson with Sedgwick County Animal Control; Illegal parking in the 300 block of S. Main; Civil problem in the 900 block of N. Filmore; Assisted the Sheriff’s Office in the area of 215th and U.S. 54 Hwy.

May 1 – Disturbance/fight report in the 100 block of N. Main and the result was an arrest for battery on a law enforcement officer; Property damage report in the 100 block of N. Main; Open door in the 600 block of N. Lincoln; Traffic stop in the 300 block of S. Main with farm permit violation, vehicle turned over to parent; Alarm in the 800 block of N. Marshall; Dog bite report in the 800 block of N. Sunset.

Contact The Times-Sentinel 316.540.0500

Proud to Welcome: Nick Richmond, O.D. Starting May 2 Call for an appointment! 1202 W. Maple · Wichita

316-262-3716 /Times-Sentinel

318 N. Main · Goddard




The Times-Sentinel

Honor Continued from Page 1A

Staff photo/Sam Jack

Braids by Dad 1: Clearwater dad Shawn Watson demonstrates braiding technique while daughter Lilly practices on a hair model.

Braids Continued from Page 1A

page. Then the page’s founder, Phil Morgese, got in touch. “He said, ‘Would you be interested in teaching other dads as well?’ I said, ‘Why not,’” said Watson. “The goal is just to give dads an opportunity to bond with their kids. It also gives confidence with dads in learning how to interact with their daughters. A lot of guys, they could be the manliest guys in the world and still be a little intimidated on how to approach their daughter and talk to them.” Watson started the class with the very basics of hair braiding and styling, briefly demonstrating how to untangle long hair without provoking cries of distress

(start at the ends, and go slow) and how to create a basic ponytail. By the end of the onehour session, the dads in attendance had mastered two basic braids – the classic three-strand braid and a ropelike, two-strand braid – and even moved on to some more advanced tricks. Participant Matt Younker said he appreciated the class. He and daughter Zenna attended a braiding seminar at a salon in Wichita, but it moved too quickly and skipped over some of the basics. “I’m a single dad and I have 100 percent responsibility,” said Younker. “If moms can do their daughters’ hair and it’s their responsibility, then it’s definitely my responsibility to make sure my daughter’s hair looks good. Something like this, if I can spend time with my

Watson created a heart-shaped braid by pulling a ponytail upward, then splitting it and giving the strands a twist.

Salute Your Senior! Graduation is just weeks away. Now is your chance to create a lasting memory for your senior. Place a congratulations ad today in our upcoming Salute To Seniors graduation section.


Includes a photograph and your personalized message.

CALL TODAY 316-540-0500

The Times-Sentinel

daughter and learn anything out of it, then it’s time well spent.” Wichita dad Chad Cortus inquired about braiding classes through the Daddy Daughter Hair Factory page after seeing a video on Upworthy. Morgese directed him and his daughter, Brooke, to the Clearwater class. “I knew the premises going in but never really did it too much. Now I’ll definitely braid her hair – if she’ll let me,” said Cortus. Watson said he is hoping to hold braiding classes for dads and daughters monthly, depending on the level of interest. Interested dads should get in touch by email,

tion’s capital was marred by rain, forcing organizers to eliminate a planned stop at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial and curtail some other visits. But the rain did not dampen the spirits of the veterans, who, after all, were used to putting up with hardship. “On that whole bus loaded with former GIs, we got to talking just like we used to talk when we were in the service,” said Richard Bade. “That was a wonderful thing because we made a lot of new friends.” Though there was plenty of bonhomie, the particulars of individuals’

May 5, 2016 Page 7A

service records did not come up that much, according to Ed Bade. “There’s a kind of saying that when you raise your hand and take that oath, you write a blank check to your country, payable up to and including your life,” he said. “Some of them carry that gun, while others are assigned to a support position. You just do what you’re told to do, and that’s what is honored – the years, the opportunities, sometimes the health that the veterans volunteered to sacrifice.” Bishop, a retired Assemblies of God minister, appreciated the spiritual resonance of the national museums and memorials. “Some of the monuments have quotations from Scripture,” he said.

“It’s just a sign that our nation is blessed to have begun in that way, and to have been such a blessing to the world as the United States has been. I’m proud to be a part of that.” In what has become a local tradition, a large crowd welcomed the returning Honor Flight veterans at Eisenhower National Airport. Members of Eisenhower High School’s student council were among those present. “There are groups in every state, and it’s a nationwide thing,” Ed Bade said of the honor flights. “If somebody has a father or an uncle that they know, I would encourage them to think about doing it. I can’t say enough about the group or the experience.”

Contributed photo

World War II veteran Richard Bade visited Arlington National Cemetery with other participants in the Kansas Honor Flight last week.


Page 8A May 5, 2016

The Times-Sentinel

Heat & Air Conditioning Division 19894 A W. Kellogg, Goddard, KS Kylee McKee accompanies herself on ukulele while singing “Frere Jacques.” Ukulele is an instrument students can enjoy throughout their lives, according to teacher Sarah Ashcraft.

Staff photo/Sam Jack

(316) 550-6015 Visit our website:

Residential/Commercial SALES, SERVICE & INSTALLATION • (620) 672-7279 • (800) 286-7279

• 620-672-7279 • 800-286-7279 FREE Estimates » Reasonable » Fast & Friendly Service

Financing Available/ Lennox Rebate Up to $1,700 Rebate or Choose from four of the most popular finance options. Ask for details! Offer Expires 6-10-2016 Call NOW and receive a FREE ($350) Lennox Humidifier w/full system replacement. Call for details.

Don’t forget to have you’re A/C clean & checked before summer hits for $65 (includes 1” filter)! Fully Licensed, Bonded and Insured » 40 Years Experience » A Premier LENNOX Dealer

Uke Continued from Page 1A

also learn how to play the ukulele, a small, guitar-like instrument often associated with Hawaiian luaus and falsetto-voiced novelty singer Tiny Tim. Apollo’s parent-teacher organization bought a classroom set of ukuleles for Ashcraft to use with her students. “I used to teach band, so I love instruments; I think they’re great,” said Ashcraft. “The recorder is very good preparation for playing a wind instrument, going into band. But as far as string instruments, I never really found anything that was student accessible, something really easy for them to pick up and play.” Then Ashcraft attended a ukulele workshop at last year’s Kansas Music Educators Association conference. “By the end of the 50-minute session, I could play three chords,” said Ashcraft. “For someone who tried and struggled to play guitar, I thought, ‘If I can do it, they can do it.’” The ukulele has several properties that make it a good fit for elementary music. For one, it has four strings, compared to a guitar’s six, meaning less need to master complicated hand positions. The strings are also made of light plastic instead of hard steel, making them easier to depress. And the tone of the ukulele is mellow and soft enough to allow a pleasing sound when the instruments are played en masse. Stephanie Jones’ fourthgrade class practiced ukulele with Ashcraft Monday morning. The students were happy to show off what they had learned since starting on the instruments last September. They sang and accompanied themselves on a song called “Ukulele” and on the American favorite “This Land is Your Land.” Student Kylee McKee accompanied herself in a solo performance of “Frere Jacques.” “For them to be lifelong musicians, that’s what I really have a goal toward,” said Ashcraft. “Knowing that they can be makers of music and not just consumers. Ukulele is a lifelong instrument, and it’s really enjoyable.”

Please recycle your Times-Sentinel

Your Air Conditioning Specialists! Locally Owned & Operated

NO Travel Charges to Cheney

Call TODAY! 620-482-0653

The Times-Sentinel


The Times-Sentinel

May 5, 2016 Page 1B

Golf roundup: Cheney wins home tournament tournament on Tuesday of this week, which was played at both the Hesston Golf Course and Sand Creek Station in Newton. Eisenhower and Goddard will play at Eisenhower’s home tournament on Thursday at Tex Consolver Golf Course in west Wichita. That’s the home course for both teams and that familiarity should provide some advantage to the Tigers and the Lions. Tee time is 3 p.m. The field will include Andover, Andover Central, Augusta, Buhler, Maize, Maize South, Collegiate and Wellington.

Cheney will play at the Marion tournament on Friday. Play will be at the Hillsboro Golf Course, and the tournament starts at 8 a.m. League tournaments begin next week. Goddard and Eisenhower will compete in the Ark Valley-Chisholm Trail League Div. II tournament Monday at Valley Center. Clearwater and Andale-Garden Plain will take part in the AVCTL Div. III and IV tournament at Winfield on Tuesday. Cheney plays in the Central Plains League tournament at Medicine Lodge next Thursday.

Staff photos/Travis Mounts

Cheney golfer Austin Hampton lines up a putt at Monday’s home golf tournament. Hampton finished third, right behind teammate Conner Lies, helping the Cardinals win their home invitational.

Cheney won its home golf tournament on Monday, beating Andale-Garden Plain by four strokes. The Cardinals shot 344 while Andale-Garden Plain ended the day with a team score of 348. Thirdplace Sterling was in the hunt for the title, too, finishing the day at 352. Cheney entered a second team; the Cheney “B” team placed sixth with a score of 386. The Cardinals placed three golfers in the top 10,

led by Conner Lies and Austin Hampton, who shot 83 and 84, respectively, to place second and third. Conner Keefe shot 87 and won a tiebreaker to place seventh. Andale-Garden Plain’s Nolan Sell beat Zach Eck in a tiebreaker. Both shot 85 and placed fifth and sixth, respectively. Cole Penney was in a three-way tie at 88. He ended up at the bottom of the tiebreakers and placed 11th. Rounding out the top

20 were Sam Lubbers of Andale-Garden Plain (90, 14th), Trey Akler of Cheney (90, 17th), Austin Wheelock of Cheney (91, 18th) and Zach May of Andale-Garden Plain (93, 20th). Eisenhower traveled to Hutchinson on Friday to play in the highly competitive Hutchinson Invitational. Mother Nature was the winner, as heavy rain, lightning and cold temperatures forced the tournament to be canceled.

There were two long rain delays at Carey Park before the cancellation was announced. The tournament is considered to be the largest high school golf tournament west of the Mississippi. This year’s field had 184 golfers from 37 teams. No golfers played more than six holes. Clearwater’s home tournament last week on Tuesday also was rained out. It will not be rescheduled. Andale-Garden Plain took part in the Buhler

Garden Plain’s Nolan Sell tees off at the 10th hole at Cherry Oaks Golf Course. He placed fifth.

Lions, Tigers start the week with wins By Amy Houston

Staff photo/Travis Mounts

Eisenhower’s Tera Lynch turns a penalty kick into a goal for a 2-1 first-half lead over Maize South. That was enough for the Tigers, who won 2-1.

FOUST TREE SERVICE -Trimming -Removals -Stump Grinding -60 ft Bucket Truck Over 25 Years Experience

Fully Insured

(620) 297-3400 Kevin Murdock, KS Foust

Comfort Every Hour, Every Season

Residential-Commercial We beat any written estimate up to 30%! (316) 201-4646 Certified & Insured Locally Owned and Operated

The Eisenhower and Goddard soccer teams won their games Monday and were scheduled to face off with each other Tuesday, but results were not available by press time. The rivals’ showdown had been postponed due to inclement weather. Eisenhower is ranked No. 5 in Class 5A, according to the Kansas Soccer Coaches Association. The Tigers edged Maize South 2-1 on Thursday, April 28. Taylor Martinez and Tera Lynch scored the goals for Eisenhower. The Tigers also topped Andover Central 4-0 Monday. Goddard had a tough time last week. The girls fell to Maize South 3-0 on

Tuesday, April 26, and then lost to Derby 3-0 Friday. It was the Panthers’ eighth consecutive victory; their last loss was in the Titan Classic. The Lions battled Buhler on Monday and prevailed 4-0. In the first half, Kaitlyn Logan scored a goal with an assist from Mikayla Hutchison. Kourtnee Davis picked up the next goal with an assist from Logan. In the second half, Davis scored again with help from Logan. Rylee Veach had the last goal and Davis provided the assist. Following Goddard’s game against Eisenhower, the Lions will travel to Valley Center on Thursday. Eisenhower will host Andover on Thursday.


Page 2B May 5, 2016

The Times-Sentinel

GP girls first, boys second at Cheney track meet By Taylor Eldridge

The depth of the Garden Plain track and field team was on full display earlier this week at the Vernon Ferguson Invitational in Cheney. The girls came away with a dominant victory in the team championships and the boys finished runner-up. The girls produced five individual champions along with their 4x100 relay team taking home the gold. The star of the meet was Emerson Tice, who swept all three of her open races to win the 100 in 12.99 seconds, the 200 in 26.84 and the 400 in 1:00.65. She also helped the Owls to the win in the 4x100 relay. Ryann Flax tied her season-best mark in the high jump to win at 5 feet, 2 inches, while Kenzie Thimesch took home the gold in the long jump (16-1). Other notable performances included Madi Schmelzer taking runner-up in the 100 (13.20) and the 200 (27.38), Thimesch earning second in the 100 hurdles (16.09), the high jump (4-10) and the triple jump (34-5), Lauren Costello placing second in the 300 hurdles (48.68),

and Libby Heimerman finishing third in the pole vault (9-6). The boys team also came away with impressive performances, with individual gold medals from Nate Pauly, Jared Becker, Cody Hendryx, Sam Thimmesch and Alex Becker. Other notable performances came from Dylan Dreiling taking second in the high jump (6-2) and Austin Youngers finishing runner-up in the discus (118-10). Pauly won the 200 in 23.49 and was second in the 100 in 11.56. Jared Becker won the 110 hurdles in 15.92 and took third in the 300 hurdles in 43.54. Hendryx won the long jump in 18-9.25. Thimmesch won the shot put at 429.25. And Alex Becker won the javelin at 169-11. Garden Plain will be back in action this Thursday when it competes in the Hesston Invitational with field events starting at 3 p.m. Cheney Invitational Boys: Garden Plain, 2nd place, 108 points. 100: Nate Pauly, 2nd, 11.56. 200: Nate Pauly, 1st, 23.49. 110 hurdles: Jared Becker, 1st, 15.92. 300 hurdles: Jared Becker, 3rd, 43.54.

4x100 relay: Nate Pauly, Jared Becker, Jake Landwehr, Walter Stuhlsatz, 4th, 46.38. High jump: Dylan Dreiling, 2nd, 6-2; Cody Hendryx, 4th, 5-10; Alex Becker, 6th, 5-8. Long jump: Cody Hendryx, 1st, 189.25; Jared Becker, 5th, 18-6.75. Triple jump: Cody Hendryx, 5th, 396.5. Shot put: Sam Thimmesch, 1st, 429.25; Graham Eastburn, 6th, 40-5.25. Discus: Austin Youngers, 2nd, 118-10. Javelin: Alex Becker, 1st, 169-11; Johnny Becker, 5th, 135-4; Walter Stuhlsatz, 6th, 135-3. Girls: Garden Plain, 1st place, 134 points. 100: Emerson Tice, 1st, 12.99; Madi Schmelzer, 2nd, 13.20. 200: Emerson Tice, 1st, 26.84; Madi Schmelzer, 2nd, 27.38; Nikole Puetz, 6th, 28.47. 400: Emerson Tice, 1st, 1:00.65. 100 hurdles: Kenzie Thimesch, 2nd, 16.09; Lauren Costello, 6th, 17.02. 300 hurdles: Lauren Costello, 2nd, 48.68. 4x100 relay: Emerson Tice, Madi Schmelzer, Nikole Puetz, Kenzie Thimesch, 1st, 51.41. High jump: Ryann Flax, 1st, 5-2; Kenzie Thimesch, 2nd, 4-10. Pole vault: Libby Heimerman, 3rd, 9-6. Long jump: Kenzie Thimesch, 1st, 161; Ryann Flax, 3rd, 13-7.5. Triple jump: Kenzie Thimesch, 2nd, 34-5; Ryann Flax, 6th, 31-6. Discus: Michelle Youngers, 6th, 93-11. Javelin: Michelle Youngers, 5th, 92-4.

Staff photo/Travis Mounts

Garden Plain’s Austin Youngers placed second in discus at Monday’s track meet in Cheney.

Schell’s vault is school record, 2nd best in State By Taylor Eldridge

The Cheney boys track and field team came through with a dominant performance at the Vernon Ferguson Invitational this week, placing in 11 different events to score 112.75 points and win the team championship. The individual champions from the meet were Calvin Schell, who won the pole vault by clearing 15 feet, 1 inch, Jon Hubener, who won the 300-meter hurdles in 42.56 seconds, and Trevor Lies, who won the discus with his throw of 122 feet, 5 inches. Schell’s performance set a new school record and is the best in Class 3A this season. He also has the second-highest vault among all Kansas high schoolers this season. Hubener also came away with medal performances in the 100 (third in 11.62)

and the javelin (third at 143-6), and he was on the 4x100 relay team that won gold in a time of 45.20. Brandon Jones finished runner-up in the 110 hurdles (16.57), while Schell was runner-up in the 300 hurdles (42.80). Jones was also runnerup in the long jump (18-9) and triple jump (40-6.25), while Lies finished third in the shot put (42-0) and Tyler McAndrew was third in the 110 hurdles (17.00). The Cheney girls team had an impressive performance, finishing third in the team score with individual champions in Miranda Ortiz, who won the 300 hurdles in 48.02, and Gabby Lavington, who took home the gold in the shot put (41-6.25) and the discus (120-2). Other notable performances were Mariah Hillman finishing runner-up

in the high jump (4-10), Layne Needham taking fifth in the 100 hurdles (17.01) and Brenna Kreutziger taking fifth in the javelin (92-4). The 4x100 relay team was second in its race, while the 4x400 relay team won the final event of the meet. Cheney will be in action this Thursday when it competes in the Hesston Invitational with field events beginning at 3 p.m. Cheney Invitational Boys: Cheney, 1st place, 112.75 points 100: Jon Hubener, 3rd, 11.62; Austin Ray, 6th, 12.01. 200: Austin Ray, 5th, 24.52; Lane Grace, 6th, 24.63. 110 hurdles: Brandon Jones, 2nd, 16.57; Tyler McAndrew, 3rd, 17.00. 300 hurdles: Jon Hubener, 1st, 42.56; Calvin Schell, 2nd, 42.80; Tyler McAndrew, 6th, 45.24. 4x100 relay: Jon Hubener, Austin Ray, Calvin Schell, Tyler McAndrew, 1st, 45.20. Pole vault: Calvin Schell, 1st, 15-1.

Long jump: Brandon Jones, 2nd, 18-9; J Riedl, 6th, 18-5.5. Triple jump: Brandon Jones, 2nd, 40-6.25. Shot put: Trevor Lies, 3rd, 42-0. Discus: Trevor Lies, 1st, 1225; Griffin Hedricks, 5th, 114-8. Javelin: Jon Hubener, 3rd, 143-6. Girls: Cheney, 3rd place,

68.5 points 100 hurdles: Miranda Ortiz, 4th, 16.42; Layne Needham, 5th, 17.01. 300 hurdles: Miranda Ortiz, 1st, 48.02. 4x100 relay: Miranda Ortiz, Layne Needham, Kenzie Black, Erin Underwood, 2nd, 52.30. 4x400 relay: Miranda Ortiz, Layne Needham, Kenzie Black, Briana Young, 1st, 4:22.34.

4x800 relay: Layne Needham, Blaire Hoeme, Taton Bennett, Briana Young, 5th, 11:01.40. High jump: Mariah Hillman, 2nd, 4-10. Shot put: Gabby Lavington, 1st, 41-6.25. Discus: Gabby Lavington, 1st, 120-2. Javelin: Brenna Kreutziger, 5th, 92-4.

Staff photo/Travis Mounts

Calvin Schell of Cheney clears 15-0 at the Cardinals’ home meet Monday. He went on to clear 15-1, setting a new school record.

Indians run at Cheney track meet By Taylor Eldridge

Staff photo/Travis Mounts

Clearwater’s Olivia Helmers runs her leg of the 4x800 relay for the Indians at Monday’s track meet in Cheney. The relay team placed third.

The Clearwater girls track and field team came away with a runner-up performance at the competitive Vernon Ferguson Invitational in Cheney earlier this week, as the team produced two individual champions. Kylee Harman continued her tremendous debut season in the 800-meter run, winning another race, this time in 2 minutes, 28.39 seconds. Joining her in the distance ranks was Bailie Troll, who picked up an impressive win in the 3200 in an equally impressive time of 12:38.54. Other notable performances for the girls team included Harman taking second in the 1600 (5:29.80), Tara Lukert claiming third in the javelin (100 feet, 5 inches), Brooke Moeder finishing fourth in the 100 (13.55) and the 400 (1:04.022), and Alli Klausmeyer taking fourth in the high jump (4-

8) and the triple jump (330.5). The boys team also came away with a handful of impressive performances, as Kaden McCoy won another triple jump competition with a leap of 41-5.25. Trevor Soliz ran well in the 1600 (5:18.79), while Mason Kerr took third in the 800 (2:10.24), Brady Helton finished third in the discus (117-5) and Joe Daniels earned fifth in the shot put (41-2). Clearwater will send varsity squads to the Circle Invitational this Thursday and then to the Chaparral Invitational on Friday. Cheney Invitational Boys: Clearwater, 5th place, 58 points 800: Mason Kerr, 3rd, 2:10.24. 1600: Trevor Soliz, 2nd, 5:18.79; Kaleb Powell, 5th, 5:25.48. 4x100 relay: Cody Layton, Ethan Willis, Journey Schule, Taylor Gibbs, 5th, 46.69. 4x400 relay: Mason Kerr, Taylor Gibbs, Kale Mills, Cody Layton, 2nd, 3:40.11.

4x800 relay: Trevor Soliz, Kaleb Powell, Tyler Soliz, Mason Kerr, 3rd, 8:47.49. Triple jump: Kaden McCoy, 1st, 41-5.25; Brandon Bates, 6th, 393. Shot put: Joe Daniels, 5th, 412. Discus: Brady Helton, 3rd, 1175; Daniel Schule, 6th, 114-4. Girls: Clearwater, 2nd place, 75 points. 100: Brooke Moeder, 4th, 13.55. 400: Brooke Moeder, 4th, 1:04.22. 800: Kylee Harman, 1st, 2:28.39. 1600: Kylee Harman, 2nd, 5:29.80. 3200: Bailie Troll, 1st, 12:38.54. 300 hurdles: Dani McDaneld, 5th, 52.52; Lyric Gonsalves, 6th, 53.91. 4x100 relay: Brooke Moeder, Dani McDaneld, Lyric Gonsalves, Alli Klausmeyer, 4th, 53.46. 4x400 relay: Kylee Harman, Dani McDaneld, Lyric Gonsalves, Tara Lukert, 2nd, 4:22.78. 4x800 relay: Kylee Harman, Tara Lukert, Olivia Helmers, Bailie Troll, 3rd, 11:01.23. High jump: Alli Klausmeyer, 4th, 4-8. Pole vault: Dani McDaneld, 5th, 8-6. Triple jump: Alli Klausmeyer, 4th, 33-0.5. Javelin: Tara Lukert, 3rd, 100-5.

Tigers, Lions tennis to compete in same regional By Amy Houston

Eisenhower High School won the Ark Valley-Chisholm Trail League Division II tennis tournament Monday, while Goddard placed sixth of seven teams. Eisenhower won with

42 points. Other teams and their totals were Maize South, 31; Andover Central, 31; Valley Center, 25; Andover, 23; Goddard, 18; and Arkansas City, 14. Eisenhower’s Ian Farris won the singles bracket.

He beat teammate Luke Howard 6-5, 6-1 in the finals. Goddard’s Josh Purdy advanced to the third-place match. Eisenhower’s top finishers in the doubles category were Colin Anderson and Tyler McGreevy, who

placed fourth. They lost the third-place match to Le and Wreath of Andover 6-1, 6-1. Goddard’s top placer in doubles action was the team of Jonathan Gorges and Tre Tatum, which walloped Rocha and Hilario

of Andover Central 9-1 in its last match of the day. The Lions’ duo took 11th place. Eisenhower will host a Class 5A regional Saturday. Other teams competing will be Goddard, Arkansas City, Liberal, Maize

South, Bishop Carroll and Kapaun-Mount Carmel. According to the Kansas Tennis Coaches Association’s 5A rankings, Bishop Carroll is No. 3 and Eisenhower is No. 4. Arkansas City is listed among “others.”


The Times-Sentinel

EHS girls take second at Mac By Travis Mounts

The Eisenhower track team got to take part in one of two track meets last week. The Tigers first meet, Tuesday’s North East Relay Meet, was cancelled because of the threat of severe weather. They did compete at McPherson on Thursday. The girls placed second, scoring 95 points to finish just 1 point head of Valley Center. McPherson won with 102 points. On the girls’ side, Macy Omli grabbed a pair of first-place finishes, winning the 100 and 200 meters. Ryleigh Jackson won the long jump, and the 4x100 relay team came in first. In boys’ competition, Garrett Kennedy won the pole vault and Collin Dwornicki won the 1600 meters. The Tigers will be back in action on Friday at Goddard’s home meet at the Goddard District Stadium. The meet begins at 3:30 p.m. McPherson - Girls 100: Macy Omli, 1st, 13:06. 200: Macy Omli, 1st, 26.44; Allison Martin, 6th, 27.98; Alyssa Carpenter, 7th, 28.23. 400: Brooke Smith, 2nd, 1:02.79; Allison Martin, 6th, 1:04.73.

800: Aspen Kridner, 4th, 2:32.37. 3200: Sierra Broce, 4th, 12:29.09; Alyssa Nelson, 6th, 13:06.29. 300 hurdles: Alyssa Carpenter, 4th, 54:23. 4x100: Eisenhower (Jayda Spiller, Jaden Damon, Allison Martin, Macy Omli), 1st, 51:09. 4x400: Eisenhower (Allison Martin, Aspen Kridner, Jaden Damon, Brooke Smith), 2nd, 4:11.75. 4x800: Eisenhower (Sierra Broce, Veronica Embry, Brooke Smith, Aspen Kridner), 2nd, 10:26.05. Pole vault: Ryleigh Jackson, 2nd, 11-0; Anna Robbins, 4th, 10-0. Long jump: Ryleigh Jackson, 1st, 17-8.5. Boys 400: Kwame Parry, 5th, 54.70; Parker Bronson, 6th, 55.43. 1600: Collin Dwornicki, 1st, 4:39.04. 3200: Grant Clothier, 7th, 10:43.72. 4x100: Eisenhower (Carter Friend, Kwame Parry, Justis Moore, ryan Ortman), 7th, 47.06. 4x400: Eisenhower (Parker Bronson, Justin McGinley, Francesco De Benedictis, Jason Lu), 7th, 3:52.05. 4x800: Eisenhower (Quinton Todd, Devin Adams, Brandon Martin, Michael Greening), 6th, 9:41.27. High jump: Owen Salmon, 3rd, 5-8. Pole vault: Garrett Kennedy, 1st, 15-0; Ryan Ortman, 4th, 12-0. Long jump: Drake Damon, 4th, 19-6.5. Shot put: Jakob Thomas, 7th, 42-9.5. Discus: Adam Brown, 6th, 130-5. Javelin: Matt Pile, 2nd, 168-3; Adam Brown, 6th, 140-6.5.

GHS track rained out Wet weather put a damper on the Goddard High track team. The Lions saw two meets cancelled last week – Tuesday’s North East Relay Meet and Friday’s meet at Arkansas City. The next meet for Goddard is Friday’s home meet. Field events start at 3:30 p.m. at the Goddard District Stadium, and running events will follow. The end of the track season is near. Goddard will compete on May 13 at the Ark Valley Chisholm Trail League championship at Maize South. Regional action is May 20, followed by the State meet a week later.


By Michael Buhler

The Cheney Cardinals continue to do well during their inaugural baseball season. The Cardinals swept a twinbill at Chaparral last Monday, winning the opener 16-4 and taking Game Two 19-8. However, Cheney struggled at Independent last Thursday, losing 6-2 in the opener and dropping the nightcap 4-2. In the opener at Chaparral, Dawson Winter struck out eight to earn the win, while Micah Grover drove in four runs and Jacob Howell drove in three. In the second game, Jacob Howell, Kaleb Howell, Winter, Trent Scheer, and Noah Schomaker each drove in two or more runs. In the opener at Independent, Jacob Howell collected three hits in the loss. In the nightcap, Independent scored three runs in the bottom of the first inning and never trailed again. The Cardinals played at Bluestem earlier this week and will host Douglass on Thursday before hosting Chaparral on Monday. Game One Cheney 002 77 – 16 12 4 Chaparral 012 01 – 4 4 3 W – Winter. Game Two Cheney 100 495 – 19 20 3 Chaparral 001 142 – 8 12 4 W – Adolph. Game One Cheney 100 000 1 – 2 7 4 Independent 110 112 x – 6 11 2 L – Grover. Game Two Cheney 000 200 0 – 2 6 1 Independent 300 100 x – 4 7 1 L – K. Howell.

Rain keeps Tigers off field By Michael Buhler

By Michael Buhler

The Goddard Lions’ lone action on the baseball diamond last week did not turn out well. The Lions hosted Hutchinson for a doubleheader on Monday, losing the opener 9-4 and the nightcap 4-3. In the opener, the visitors took a 5-0 lead after two innings and never

trailed. Nate Bell had two of Goddard’s six hits in the loss. In the nightcap, Hutch once again took the early lead – this time 4-0 after 2 1/2 innings – and held off a comeback to take the sweep. The Lions were scheduled to host Andover last Friday in an Ark ValleyChisholm Trail League Division II softball doubleheader, but rains forced the games to be postponed. The Lions now will make the games up on Friday, May 13. Goddard traveled to Valley Center earlier this week and will play at Maize on Tuesday. Game One Hutchinson 230 100 3 – 9 10 2 Goddard 002 020 0 – 4 6 3 L – Cohen. Game Two Hutchinson 103 000 0 – 4 5 2 Goddard 002 001 0 – 3 5 4 L – Ramos.

El Dorado sweeps Indians By Michael Buhler

The Clearwater Indians were not able to get a win in their lone action on the baseball diamond last week. Clearwater hosted El Dorado last Monday in a makeup doubleheader and dropped both contests, losing the opener 9-6 and the nightcap 10-4. In the first game, the Indians took a 6-3 lead after two innings before El Dorado scored four times in the top of the fourth to take the lead. Dylan Gordon led the offense by driving in two runs and collecting a pair of hits. In the nightcap, El Dorado scored five runs in the top of the first inning and never trailed, but Clearwater cut the lead to 5-4 after four innings before the visitors pulled away late. The Indians played at Life Prep Academy earlier this week. Clearwater hosts Wellington on Thursday and travels to Buhler on Monday. Game One El Dorado 210 402 0 – 9 9 1 Clearwater 150 000 0 – 6 6 0 Game Two El Dorado 500 002 3 – 10 11 1 Clearwater 111 100 0 – 4 5 2

Cheney keeps winning By Michael Buhler

The Cheney Cardinals continued their hot start to the softball season last week, shaking off bad weather all around the area to win four more games. The Cardinals downed Medicine Lodge 5-1 and Chaparral 11-9 last Monday at Chaparral, then swept Independent in a twinbill last Thursday. The Cardinals won the opener 14-1 and took the second 17-0. In the opener at Chaparral against Medicine Lodge, Torrey Lonker struck out 12 to earn the win. Kirstin Campbell drove in a pair of runs, while Skylar Marsh added a pair of doubles. Cheney rallied from an 8-1 deficit to take the second game of the day against Chaparral. Emily Monson drove in three runs, while Lonker drove in four. Lonker also struck out seven in the pitcher’s circle to earn the win. In the opener at Independent, Lonker struck out seven to earn another win, while Delaney Lorenz drove in five runs. Monson struck out five in the nightcap as Cheney shut out Independent. Monson also drove in four runs, while Campbell and Macy Wallace each drove in three. The Cardinals faced Bluestem earlier this week and will host Douglass on Thursday. Chaparral comes to town on Monday, followed by a trip to Campus on Tuesday. Med. Lodge 010 000 0 – 1 2 2 Cheney 000 212 x – 5 8 1 W – To. Lonker. Cheney 103 610 0 – 11 13 3 Chaparral 441 000 0 – 9 12 2 W – To. Lonker. Game One Cheney 400 55 – 14 12 0 Independent 000 10 – 1 4 1 W – To. Lonker.

Game One Augusta 100 000 04 – 5 6 1 Clearwater 100 000 00 – 1 5 3 L – Teufel. Game Two Augusta 002 011 2 – 6 9 1 Clearwater 200 000 0 – 2 5 1 L – Jacobs.

Goddard and Andover rained out By Michael Buhler

The Goddard Lions were scheduled to host Andover last Friday in an Ark Valley-Chisholm Trail League Division II softball doubleheader, but rains forced the games to be postponed. The Lions will make the games up on Friday, May 13. Goddard traveled to Valley Center earlier this week and will play at Maize on Tuesday.

Contact The Times-Sentinel

Augusta takes pair from Clearwater


By Michael Buhler

The Clearwater Indians learned firsthand why the Augusta Orioles are the defending Class 4A Division I softball State cham- /Times-Sentinel @TimesSentinel1

Athlete of the Week

By Michael Buhler


Emerson Tice Garden Plain Owls

Emerson Tice is this week’s Times-Sentinel Athlete of the Week. The Garden Plain sprinter swept the short distances at the Verne Ferguson Invitational in Cheney on Monday. She won the 100, 200 and 400 meters, and helped the Owls’ 4x100-meter relay team to a first-place finish, as well.

HELTEN Wulf-Ast Mortuaries We are proud Plain • 535-2211 of our Owls! FARM REPAIR Garden Colwich • 796-0894

Please recycle your Times-Sentinel

pion. The Orioles swept a twinbill at Clearwater on Monday, winning the opener 5-1 in eight innings and winning the nightcap 6-2. In the first game, the score was tied at 1-1 until the top of the eighth inning, when Augusta scored four runs to take the win. Hayley Reibenspies had a pair of hits and drove in Clearwater’s lone run, while Sarah Teufel went the distance in the pitcher’s circle to take the loss. The Indians took the early 2-0 lead in the nightcap as Greer Huff doubled home a pair of runs, but Augusta rallied to tie the game in the top of the third inning and took the lead for good in the fifth. Clearwater took on Wichita Trinity earlier this week and will host Wellington on Thursday. The Indians will take on Buhler on Monday and will face El Dorado on Tuesday.

Game Two Cheney 034 55 – 17 15 0 Independent 000 00 – 0 3 1 W – Monson.

The Times-Sentinel

Eisenhower girls washed out The Eisenhower Tigers softball team wasn’t planning on a week off, but Mother Nature had other plans. The Tigers had a pair of Ark Valley-Chisholm Trail League Division II doubleheaders scheduled, one at Maize South and another at home against Andover Central. However, rain postponed all four contests. The games at Maize South will be made up Wednesday, May 4, while the Andover Central doubleheader will be made up May 11. Eisenhower also hosted a doubleheader with Andover earlier this week.


Cards trip Roadrunners, fall twice at Independent

Hutchinson sweeps Lions

The Eisenhower Tigers got an unexpected week off the baseball diamond last week. The Tigers had a pair of Ark Valley-Chisholm Trail League Division II doubleheaders scheduled, one at Maize South and another at home against Andover Central. However, rain postponed both twinbills. The doubleheader at Maize South was made up Wednesday, May 4, while the Andover Central twinbill will be made up May 11. Eisenhower also hosted a doubleheader with Andover earlier this week.

May 5, 2016 Page 3B

Mt. Hope • 667-2351

Michael R. & Barbara J. Ast Owners & Funeral Directors Patrica A. George, Assistant Funeral Director


1050 S. McComas, Wichita


Make it easier for those you love.®

Go Owls!

Go first class with


Limousine Service 316-641-5670

Basement & Foundation Repair 419 N. Main Street Garden Plain 316-264-2775 Cell 316-648-4095


Page 4B May 5, 2016

Contributed photo

The Times-Sentinel

Contributed photo

Flanked by parents Darrell and DeVona Oakley, Eisenhower High School senior pitcher Josh Oakley signed a letter of intent to play at Tabor College. Tigers head baseball coach Cary Dinkel, standing, was also present.

With parents Mark and Holly Reibenspies at her side, Clearwater High School senior Hayley Reibenspies committed to play softball at Seminole State University next year.

After recovery, EHS pitcher commits to Tabor College

Reibenspies pursues softball dream at Seminole State

By Sam Jack

GODDARD – Eisenhower High School senior Josh Oakley recently signed a letter of intent to play baseball at Hillsboro’s Tabor College next year. Oakley, a pitcher, underwent a heart transplant last October, after months of waiting for an organ to become available. But during his illness, his sports goals never wavered. “All the way through my stay at the hospital, that was kind of a thing I said to myself: I am going to play college baseball,” said Oakley. “But to get a scholarship offer from a team as good in its league as Tabor is, and to be somewhere that I think I’ll have an opportunity to play over the next four years, it’s really special.” Last season was Oakley’s first with the Eisenhower Tigers, after trans-

ferring from Goddard High School across town. That has not made any difference to the support he has received from Coach Cary Dinkel, the rest of the coaching staff and the players. “It’s a special group of guys. I don’t really think I can tell them any more than I already have, how grateful I am for their support and for having my back through all of this,” Oakley said. Oakley’s senior season is not over yet. He has pitched in relief this season as he continues to rebuild his endurance, but Coach Dinkel promised him the starting spot for senior night, rescheduled for Wednesday, May 11, after a rain cancellation earlier. And after that, there are regionals and, hopefully, the State tournament. Last year, Oakley and his

team fell one game short of State, and they hope to better that mark this time around. “If we continue on the path that we’re on, where we’re just continuing to win, we can win the league title and the number one seed,” said Oakley. “We’re hoping to be able to host (the regional championship) again this year, be on our home field and get back to State.” At Tabor, Oakley plans to study athletic training. He would like to help other athletes recover from injuries or medical setbacks. “There are people who are like me, who don’t necessarily have the same problem that I did, but who have injuries that might make them think, ‘I’m done playing.’ But they aren’t necessarily done,” said Oakley.

By Travis Mounts

CLEARWATER – Hayley Reibenspies has played softball nearly as long as she’s been in school, starting with Tball. But until her sophomore year, she thought she would pursue volleyball beyond high school. “I was about to quit softball,” she said. That’s despite having played for several years with a travel team. She had a discussion with her parent, and after working through things, reached some clarity. “I knew that softball was the sport I wanted to pursue,” she said. Reibenspies recently signed to play softball with Seminole State, a junior college located in Seminole, Okla., east of Oklahoma City. She doesn’t know what position she’ll play in college, but right now she plays second base and

outfield. She’s primarily a second baseman with the Clearwater Indians, and primarily an outfielder with the Renegades, a summer travel team she’s played on for about six years. She wants to continue playing after her time at Seminole State. “My dream school would be to play at Oklahoma State University, but I’d love to play anywhere,” she said. Then she’d like to go on to the big leagues, but not in the way you might think. “My dream job would be to work for the Kansas City Royals – any Major League Baseball or National Football League team, really,” she said. She plans to study business at Seminole State, then get her four-year degree in sports marketing. Reibenspies and the Indians have had a good run the past two seasons. During her sophomore year, the In-

dians placed second at State in Class 4A-Division II, and last year they went back to State again. Last season, Reibenspies was named first team All State and to the Ark Valley Chisholm Trail League’s first team. She’s also been a standout for Clearwater in basketball and volleyball. The Indians’ volleyball team placed third at State last fall. Reibenspies is the daughter of Mark and Holly Reibenspies.

Contact The Times-Sentinel 316.540.0500 /Times-Sentinel @TimesSentinel1

Your Church Directory Contributed photo

With by parents Mike and Teresa Gardiner, Goddard High School senior Jessica Gardiner signs to play basketball at Kansas Wesleyan University. KWU women’s head coach Ryan Showman was also on hand for the ceremony.

Gardiner to play basketball for Kansas Wesleyan University By Sam Jack

GODDARD – Goddard High School basketball player Jessica Gardiner will take her court sense to Kansas Wesleyan University next year. Coaches at the Salina program found Gardiner’s basketball IQ to be a strong selling point. “The coach (Ryan Showman) said what he likes about me is the way I see the court and my decision-making process,” said Gardiner. “If you have that, you can kind of stay one step ahead.” Gardiner played as a point guard in high school and expects to continue in that role when she joins the KWU Coyotes. Interest from Wesleyan coaches was one factor in Gardiner’s decision. Another was her general comfort level on campus. “The atmosphere that they have up there, along

with the connection I made with coaches and players, kind of solidified my decision,” said Gardiner. Gardiner’s honors during her high school basketball career included a second team all-league berth, and a spot on the Academic All State first team. “We went from my freshman year, having a record of 2-18, to being 18-5 my senior year,” Gardiner noted. Being part of that multi-year turnaround was very rewarding. But basketball was not Gardiner’s sole focus in high school. She also competed in track and field for three years, and was on the varsity volleyball team for all four. Gardiner plans to continue with track at Wesleyan, but her volleyball days are behind her. “I just played volleyball to stay in shape and have fun,” said Gardiner.

Gardiner’s other extracurricular activities include KAY Club and National Honor Society. Gardiner had her sights set on college-level sports from a young age and is pleased with how things have worked out for her. “I wanted to play at a higher collegiate level no matter what, even if it was a junior college,” she said. “I’ve played basketball since I was six years old, so being able to play for four years at the collegiate level is going to be awesome and a dream come true.” Gardiner is the daughter of Mike and Teresa Gardiner. Her high school basketball coach was Kevin Hackerott.

Please recycle your Times-Sentinel

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. • Joe Eash, Pastor Clearwater United Methodist Church 130 N. First, Clearwater • 584-2456 Worship 9:30 a.m. • Sun. School 10:45 a.m. • 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. • 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 • • • 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 • 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. • 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 • 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 • 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


The Times-Sentinel

New tag office opens soon Sedgwick County will be opening its new tag office early in June. This new facility at the corner of Meridian and Douglas streets in west Wichita will replace the old Murdock Street location that is too small, has inadequate parking, and does not have the latest technology. The new facility will allow people to get in line online, and by doing so, substantially reduce citizens’ wait times at this facility. In talking with citizens I know that this has been an important and long overdue priority. Another area that I’m glad we are strengthening is communications to our constituents. You can now sign up for commissioner commentary from your (or any other) county commissioner. You can do this by going to and then accessing the county commissioner’s page. At the bottom of this page is a link to sign up for commissioners’ newsletters. I’d also like to share a colleague’s excellent commentary concerning our county, too. Commissioner Jim Howell recently wrote: “I am truly excited about all the great things happening in Sedgwick County. Over and over I hear from you about how important it is to have efficient, well-run government services. Knowing how your taxpayer dollars are being used and maximized for the greatest po-

Guest Column By Karl Peterjohn

Sedgwick County Commissioner

tential is crucial in understanding how our county works and what resources we provide. You want your government to live within its means just like you. “Just a few weeks ago, the Board of County Commissioners voted in a new debt policy. For decades the county has had a debt limit of 20 percent. Thankfully, the county has never accepted that level of debt. We have at times operated above 14 percent, however. The new policy states that our new debt authority is now limited to 9 percent and in 2019, it will be further reduced to 8 percent. “Additionally, a new resolution set a maximum mill levy (equal with this year’s rate) for the next six years and then in 2023, it will be reduced by 0.601 mills. These two steps encourage improved fiscal health and ensure that we cannot tax and spend at a higher rate in the future. “While updating building codes, we took the opportunity to reduce the regulatory burden of government in 70 different areas, choosing to allow more freedom and personal responsibility. “Finally, an EMS post in Park City that has been

in partial use since Fire District No. 1’s departure was scheduled to be completely rebuilt. The original recommended action to build an entirely new building would have cost the taxpayers more than $2 million and required more debt. Our staff carefully looked at all available options. Instead, we chose to repair and update the existing station for about $400,000, which is $200,000 less than what the interest alone would have been with a new station. “These kinds of actions – spending within our budget, lowering the tax burden, reducing burdensome regulations and implementing creative cost-saving solutions – are exactly what I promised I would do when I stepped into this position.” I agree with Commissioner Howell’s points. We are well underway to strengthen Sedgwick County’s finances that will preserve our top credit rating. This helps taxpayers, too. The county’s property tax mill levy is two mills lower today than it was in 2008. All of these steps are part of the county’s concerted effort to create a positive, pro-growth economic environment that will help promote entrepreneurship, business growth and expansion, increase jobs and wages, and strengthen the free market principles that helped make our country great.

Contributed photo

A handful of students were recognized as Class of 2016 Senior Honor Men and Women at Wichita State University.

Cheney grad honored at WSU CHENEY – The Class of 2016 Senior Honor Men and Women of Wichita State University were recently recognized. The 2016 class includes Christopher Peters, a 2012 graduate of Cheney High School. Being named a Senior Honor Man or Woman is one of the most prestigious honors a WSU student can receive. Since the program’s inception in 1917, more than 1,050 students have been selected for this recognition. Less than one percent of all Wichita State students receive this distinction. Selection is based on a student’s commitment to academic excellence, involvement on campus and

Contact The Times-Sentinel 316.540.0500 /Times-Sentinel @TimesSentinel1

contribution to the community, academic standing

and oral and written communication skills.



First published in The Times-Sentinel April 28, 2016 (3t)

First published in The Times-Sentinel May 5, 2016 (3t)



In the Matter of the Marriage of MICHAEL W. RORAY JR., Petitioner, and HAFIZE RORAY, Respondent. CASE NO. 16 DM 1603 Pursant to K.S.A. Chs 60 & 23 NOTICE OF SUIT THE STATE OF KANSAS TO: HAFIZE RORAY, and all other persons who are or may concerned: You are hereby notified that a Petition has been filed in the Eighteenth Judicial District, District Court of Sedgwick County, Kansas, by Michael W. Roray Jr. by and through his attorney Morgan O’Hara Gering, praying for an Divorce against Respondent, Hafize Roray. You are hereby required to respond to the Petition on or before the 8th day of June, 2016, in the District Court of Sedgwick County, Kansas, at Wichita, Kansas. If you fail to respond, judgment and decree will be entered in due course upon said Petition. Michael W. Roray Jr. Petitioner Morgan O’Hara Gering, #22719 1223 East First Street Wichita, Kansas 67214 (316) 263-5601

THE STATE OF KANSAS TO: OSCAR MAGANAPACHECO and all other persons who are or may concerned: You are hereby notified that a Petition has been filed in the Eighteenth Judicial District, District Court of Sedgwick County, Kansas, by Carina Magana-Rosales by and through her attorney Morgan O’Hara Gering, praying for a Divorce against Respondent, Oscar Magana-Pacheco. You are hereby required to respond to the Petition on or before the 15th day of June, 2016, in the District Court of Sedgwick County, Kansas, at Wichita, Kansas. If you fail to respond, judgment and decree will be entered in due course upon said Petition. Carina Magana-Rosales Petitioner Morgan O’Hara Gering, #21624 1223 East First Street Wichita, Kansas 67214 (316) 263-5601

May 5, 2016 Page 5B

Memories of 1999 twister Some days it seems like yesterday. Some days it seems like longer than 17 years … maybe a whole lifetime ago. May 3, 1999, will always have a significant place in my life. After all, my life and many other Haysville and south-side citizens’ lives would never be the same after that fateful evening. As I look back over the past 17 years, I realize that it has been an amazing journey for the city of Haysville and its citizens. So much progress has been made toward rebuilding and revitalizing the community. In some cases the city has moved quietly and easily to a new normal. In others cases it has been hard and sometimes frustrating. I think that is just part of the process after such a traumatic event. The tornado of 1999 changed so much about the city. Not just the layout and landscape of the town but also the collective consciousness of the citizens. When you have a tragedy like Haysville did, citizens learn to put aside so many of the things that divide them and rally around the common ground. The recovery process is a powerful community builder as much out of concern for other humans as the necessity to rebuild bricks and mortar. While I always liked Haysville as the place I raised my kids, built a life and served as a community volunteer, the events of May 3, 1999, fused Haysville into my soul in a way that is beyond words and explanation. Whether I accept it or not I am forever linked with that period in time and the crisis that came from the foreboding evening. While I have tried not to let my relationship with the tornado define my life and my significance on earth, the truth is I was there, I was mayor and it played out the

PUBLIC NOTICE First published in The Times-Sentinel April 28, 2016 (3t)

IN THE EIGHTEENTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT DISTRICT COURT, SEDGWICK COUNTY, KANSAS FAMILY LAW DEPARTMENT In the Matter of the Marriage of ABELINA M. ALARCON-TORRES, Petitioner, and MANUEL PEREZ-BENCOMO, Respondent. CASE NO. 16 DM 2521 Pursant to K.S.A. Chs. 60 and 23 NOTICE OF SUIT THE STATE OF KANSAS TO: MANUEL PEREZBENCOMO, and all other persons who are or may concerned: You are hereby notified that a Petition has been filed in the Eighteenth Judicial District, District Court of Sedgwick County, Kansas, by Abelina M. Alarcon-Torres by and through her attorney Bradley R. Ward, praying for an Divorce against Respondent, Manuel PerezBencomo. You are hereby required to respond to the Petition on or before the 8th day of June, 2016, in the District Court of Sedgwick County, Kansas, at Wichita, Kansas. If you fail to respond, judgment and decree will be entered in due course upon said Petition. ABELINA M. ALARCONTORRES Petitioner Bradley R. Ward, #21624 1223 East First Street Wichita, Kansas 67214 (316) 263-5601

A Word In Edgewise By Tim Norton Sedgwick County Commission

way it did. I suppose in the scheme of things I was blessed to be able to be a part of the whole unfolding ordeal. It was gutwrenching, hard work yet it was the most inwardly gratifying time in my life … and I had had some pretty good life events to feel good about. Now, 17 years later, we embark on the next critical years. It is certainly a time to look forward, not look back. To move on to the greater achievements of the future. To remember but not to dwell. I am certain that there is a wonderful future ahead for Haysville. Unlike the hours and days right after the tornado…we control our lives and destiny as a town. Pulling together with a shared vision is critical. We found out those many years ago that pulling together, getting along, supporting each other and working side by side really pays off. Things can get done and quickly. And a real sense of pride and community is an offshoot that just can’t be discounted. In fact, the solidifying of the community spirit to help neighbors, postponing differences to help others and achieving results in the face of tough days and extreme conditions have made Haysville a better community. Now the challenge is to ensure that that spirit of caring, of service, of community, of progress is applied every day in Haysville. And that the lessons learned from May 3, 1999, are part of who we are, what makes us special and what makes Haysville a great place to live, raise

PUBLIC NOTICE First published in The Times-Sentinel April 28, 2016 (3t)

IN THE EIGHTEENTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT DISTRICT COURT, SEDGWICK COUNTY, KANSAS PROBATE DEPARTMENT In the Matter of the Estate of DARRELL D. FLETCHER, deceased. REAL ESTATE INVOLVED CASE NO. 16 PR 0474 Pursant to K.S.A. Ch. 59 NOTICE OF HEARING THE STATE OF KANSAS TO ALL PERSONS CONCERNED: You are notified that a petition has been filed in this Court by Donald F. Fletcher, Father and only heir of Darrell D. Fletcher, deceased, requesting: Descent be determined of the following described real estate situated in Sedgwick County, Kansas: Lot 3, Block H, Hillcrest Addition to Haysville, Sedgwick County, Kansas (Commonly Known as 437 Clinton Haysville, KS 67060) and all personal property and other Kansas real estate owned by decedent at the time of death. And that such property and all personal property and other Kansas real estate owned by the decedent at the time of death be assigned pursuant to the laws of intestate succession. You are required to file your written defenses to the petition on or before May 24, 2016, at 10:00 a.m. in the city of Wichita in Sedgwick County, Kansas at which time and place the cause will be heard. Should you fail to file your written defenses, judgment and decree will be entered in due course upon the petition. Donald F. Fletcher Russell L. Mills, #10761 111 N. Baltimore Derby, Kansas 67037 (316) 789-9956 Attorney for Plaintiff

a family and volunteer. There has been wonderful progress since that stormy night. My hat is off to Mayor Armstrong and the city councils that have served with him for keeping the city moving forward. And for developing new ideas, a strategic vision and ensuring projects that affect the future of the community are implemented and celebrated.

Please recycle your Times-Sentinel

PUBLIC NOTICE First published in The Times-Sentinel May 5, 2016 (3t)

IN THE EIGHTEENTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT DISTRICT COURT, SEDGWICK COUNTY, KANSAS PROBATE DEPARTMENT In the Matter of the Estate of DOROTHY ROSE RICKORDS, deceased. CASE NO. 16 PR 0233 Pursant to K.S.A. Ch. 59 NOTICE OF HEARING THE STATE OF KANSAS TO ALL PERSONS CONCERNED: You are notified a Petition was filed in this Court by David L. Rickords, Executor of the Estate of Dorothy Rose Rickords, deceased, requesting Petition for Sale of Real Estate at Private Sale and that the remainder of the administration of the Estate continue as simplified administration. You are required to file your written defenses to the Petition on or before the 2nd day of June, 2016, at 10:00 a.m. in the city of Wichita, in Sedgwick County, Kansas, at Probate Court 1900 E. Morris Wichita, KS 67211 at which time and place the cause will be heard. Should you fail to file your written defenses, judgment and decree will be entered in due course upon the Petition. David L. Rickords, Petitioner Russell L. Mills, #10761 Attorneys at Law 111 N. Baltimore Derby, Kansas 67037 (316) 789-9956 Attorney for Petitioner

PUBLIC NOTICE First published in The Times-Sentinel April 28, 2016 (3t)

IN THE EIGHTEENTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT DISTRICT COURT, SEDGWICK COUNTY, KANSAS PROBATE DEPARTMENT In the Matter of the Estate of CAROL A SHACKELFORD, deceased. CASE NO. 15 PR 1374 Pursant to K.S.A. Ch. 59 NOTICE OF HEARING THE STATE OF KANSAS TO ALL PERSONS CONCERNED: You are notified that a petition has been filed in this Court by Carl J. Shackelford, duly appointed, qualified and acting Executor of the Estate of Carol A. Shackelford, deceased, requesting that Petitioner’s acts be approved; account be settled and allowed; the heirs be determined; the “Valid Settlement Agreement” be construed and the Estate be assigned to the persons entitled thereto; the Court find the allowances requested for fees and expenses are reasonable and should be allowed; the costs be determined and ordered paid; the administration of the Estate be closed; upon the filing of receipts the Petitioner be finally discharged as the Executor of the Estate of Carol A. Shackelford, deceased, and the Petitioner be released from further liability. You are required to file your written defenses to the petition on or before May 24, 2016, at 10:00 a.m. in the District Court, in Wichita, Sedgwick County, Kansas, 1900 E. Morris, Wichita, KS at which time and place the cause will be heard. Should you fail to file your written defenses, judgment and decree will be entered in due course upon the petition. Carl J. Shackelford Russell L. Mills, #10761 111 N. Baltimore Derby, Kansas 67037 (316) 789-9956 Attorney for the Petitioner


Page 6B May 6, 2016



The Times-Sentinel

Paul Rhodes..................................Editor & Publisher

Travis Mounts.................................Managing Editor

Tori Vinciguerra .....................Billing/Subscriptions

Abbygail Wells .................................... Graphic Artist

Sales............Valorie Castor – Briana Bade –

Reporter..................Sam Jack - Amy Houston Member 2015

Published by Times-Sentinel Newspapers, LLC • 125 N. Main • P.O. Box 544 • Cheney, KS 67025 • (316) 540-0500

Column produces gift of a croquet set One of the things you hope for in this business is some interaction with your readers. You hope you’re making a connection through stories and advertisements, but you need something tangible to really measure results. It’s like a farmer surveying his fields: Healthy, growing crops are a good sign. A couple of weeks ago I wrote a column about finding a croquet set at a flea market, and that story produced a quick response from a reader. The reader, Linda Broyles of rural Haysville, was intrigued by the fact that another flea market shopper wanted to buy the croquet set from us so he could recycle certain pieces into custom clocks that he makes. Here’s what Linda had to say in an email to me: “I just read your column in this week’s paper. I loved it and it very quickly reminded me of the set in my garden shed! I’ve thrown it in the trash at least twice in the past 50 years and ... I am almost sure this was my parent’s and I’m guessing well over 50 years old. The mallets need wood filler and the balls need some fresh paint. (I don’t suppose they are called balls!!!) If you want the set, it’s yours!! If you don’t, please forward the picture to that guy you mentioned to see if he is interested in having them ... but he will have to put his money where his mouth is. (Is that how that saying goes???)”

From the Editor’s Files By Paul Rhodes Editor and Publisher

It made me chuckle just reading Linda’s quick commentary, and that started a string of emails between us. A few days ago, at the end of some errands in Haysville, I made my way out to Linda’s place and collected the croquet set she wanted me to have. Linda wasn’t home but her husband, Jackie, was and he pointed me to the croquet set that Linda had set out for me. It was unusual in a couple of ways – it’s a children’s set by my best guess, based on the set’s size, and it only has four mallets and balls, rather than the usual six. Linda and Jackie weren’t even aware that this was a children’s set, but that didn’t matter. It went home with me and will eventually make neighborhood children and my own grandkids happy. When I got Linda on the phone, she said she’d also read my recent columns about my record collection. She aptly pointed out that if I start collecting croquet sets, this new hobby will take up a lot more space than record albums. That is sooooo true. I should point out that

Linda and I have had other email exchanges in the past. She’s an avid reader of the local newspaper, and she isn’t afraid to give us story ideas and to comment on our columns. In the past, she’s commented on pieces I’ve written about Dalice Cline and her son Mike, both deceased now. Dalice owned the Conway Springs Star and Argonia Argosy, and she worked for us after we purchased that newspaper. Linda shared some bits of trivia about Dalice. She also commented on a column about an old school chum of mine who stopped by my office to visit. And she’s given us story ideas, which our news staff has pursued. That’s the kind of reader involvement in our newspapers that makes me smile and reminds me that we’re doing something right at least a few days out of the week. And when I inherit an extra croquet set because of that relationship, it’s even better.

Contributed photo

The croquet set that Linda Broyles gave to publisher Paul Rhodes

Juliette Mounts, niece of managing editor Travis Mounts, reads The TimesSentinel.

Contributed photo/ Justin Mounts

The next generation of news consumers It appears that the demise of print has been inaccurately reported. On Monday, I saw a story (online, sorry) about ... the demise of digital journalism. There are more and more digital outlets every day and every minute. Some deliver solid news, some deliver “click bait” – a techie term for “crap.” But our ability to process that news hasn’t changed. That’s causing a digital overload. So people are turning back to newspapers. Print newspapers are coming back into vogue as a way to slow down, to unplug. The stories in print may evolve – think less breaking news and more analytical review after a story has fallen out of the 24hour news cycle. And there’s hope for engaging the younger generations, who are into “old things” like

Random Thoughts By Travis Mounts Managing Editor

vinyl records and vintage clothes and so much more. Newspapers aren’t old – they’re retro. We’re cool again! I’d like to share a couple of examples of the youngest generation and newspapers. Recently, my brother Justin sent me a photo of my 4-year-old niece, Juliette, reading a copy of The Times-Sentinel. All on her own, she picked up the paper and thumbed through the pages. When she was done, she basically made a sandwich of herself with the paper.

Hey, reduce, reuse and recycle. Last weekend, I got to see my brother and sisterin-law, Chris and Amber, and their 18-month-old triplets. My nephew Griffin showed a developing appetite for print news. Or maybe he showed a developing appetite for newspaper machines. On a damp Saturday morning in McPherson, we caught him on camera giving a big lick up the side of a McPherson Weekly News box. Most of the family was amused; his mother was rightfully disgusted. I don’t know if licking a newspaper box will translate into him becoming a journalist. If that’s all it takes, he might become an electrician. He did, after all, also lick a light pole. So here’s to a product that apparently CAN be licked … your hometown newspaper.

What’s on your mind?

The Times-Sentinel welcomes letters to the editor from our readers and on local topics. Please email or mail to the Sun-Times at P.O. Box 544, Cheney, KS 67025. Letters should be limited to 300 words. Letters may be edited for length, clarity and libelous content. All letters must contain the writer’s name and hometown for publication, and a daytime phone number for verification.

Cheney Animal Clinic Providing Large and Small Animal Veterinary Services and Products

Boarding & Laser Therapy Available

B & B Storage • Outside Storage Available! • Units Available Now • Two Locations in Cheney Eight sizes to fit most storage needs • 5x10, 10x10 up to 10x30

Ron Ball • 316-542-3732

M-F 8-12, 1-6 • Sat 8-12

Tony R. Birney, D.V.M 1961 S. 391st St. W Cheney, KS 67025


Staff photo/Travis Mounts

Griffin Mounts has a developing appetite for print news.

May 5, 2016 7B

The Times-Sentinel



Call (316) 540-0500 Email: Payment is required in advance on all Classified advertising.

Experienced Office Administrator needed for a growing Lutheran Church in Haysville. This position works closely with the pastor. This part-time, 20-hourper-week position will be M-F, 9 am-1 pm. $10-12 per hour depending on experience. Send resume and cover letter to staffsupport@

Misc. 4 Sale

Misc. 4 Sale

1992 MasterCraft 19foot, 285 HP, V8 engine, fiberglass inboard ski boat in excellent condition. $9,000. Call 316796-0515. For sale: 2 Mahindra tractors, 60 hp 4WD, 65 hp 2 WD, 4’ Vermeer baler (3,250 bales), 12’ Vermeer rake, 10’ Kuhn disc mower. 316-6503154.

Propane Central is seeking a fulltime Bulk Driver/Service to provide service to our Kingman area customer base. Ability to obtain a valid Class B CDL license with HAZMAT, Tanker, and Airbrakes endorsements. Please apply by calling our Wichita office at 1-800864-6379 (ask for Alan), fax a resume to 316744-6702, or you may apply online at www.



Put American dollars in your pocket. *WANTED* Your used lumber, picket fences, chicken coops, farm lumber. Call us, 316-928-6052.

Garage Sales

Garage Sales

H U G E M U LT I FA M ILY GARAGE SALE, 1218 N. OAK RIDGE COURT, Goddard. May 5-7, 8 am-5 pm. Holiday decorations, furniture, kitchen misc. items, boutique girls clothes size 3 month-5t, men, women’s and teen clothing, baby items, toys, sporting goods and much more.

Wichita music school seeks a part-time bass guitar instructor. Qualifications: passion for music, ability to teach multiple styles, people person, dedicated to bringing out the best in students, a love for communicating with parents and students, years of performance experience or college training (either/or), available after 3:30 p.m. Send resume to chouston@

Open door market, Vintage vendors and more show. Saturday, May 14, 7 am-2 pm. Indoors at the Sedgwick County Extension building (21st and Ridge). Over 50 vendors selling unique and handcrafted items. Free admission and parking.



All Around Tree Service total yard cleanup, flower beds, trim bushes, shape hedges, stump grinding/cleanup, light hauling, tree trimming

Contact The Times-Sentinel 316.540.0500 /Times-Sentinel

Please recycle your Times-Sentinel





Workshop set for May 17 to focus on small businesses

Place your ad today! As low as $5! Call 316-540-0500 or email

Salute Your Senior!

The Sumner County Economic Development Commission will present a small business workshop Tuesday, May 17, in Wellington. The workshop is intended for both prospective and current business owners. Attendees will learn to leverage money, marketing and management to help strengthen current business results. Business plans, and why they are important to business owners, will be discussed. Narrative business plans and cash flow templates will be provided. The workshop will include a discussion of the financial analysis used by the Kansas Small Business Development Center (KSBDC) and what it means to business success. Attendees will gain access to resources and tools. The workshop will be led by Natalie Santonil from the KSBDC. It will be held from 9 a.m. to noon at 123 North Jefferson, Wellington. The workshop is free to attend, but registration is required and space is limited. RSVP by email to Linda Brown, lbrown@

Graduation is just weeks away. Now is your chance to create a lasting memory for your senior. Place a congratulations ad today in our upcoming Salute To Seniors graduation section.


Includes a photograph and your personalized message.

CALL TODAY 316-540-0500

The Times-Sentinel CLASSIFIEDS

Farm Equipment Our Hunters will Pay Top $$$ To hunt your land. Call for a Free Base Camp Leasing info packet & Quote. 1-866-309-1507 www.BaseCampLeasing. com Help Wanted/Truck Driver Convoy Systems is hiring Class A drivers to run from Kansas City to the west coast. Home Weekly! Great Benefits! www.convoysystems. com Call Tina ext. 301 or Lori ext. 303 1-800-9266869. Misc 2000 Sq Ft doublewide under $80,000. Lenders offering $0 Down for Land Owners. Huge

The Times-Sentinel’s

Business & Professional Hector Rios OPTOMETRIST

Doctor at Colwich office Tuesdays Wednesdays Fridays




$5 for up to 20 words Additional words 25¢ each



and removal. Free estimates. 316-516-4630 or 316-838-5709.

Help Wanted

Help Wanted


Phone Receptionist available M-F

136 W. Wichita St. Colwich, KS 67030 796-0002

Call (316) 540-0500 and ask about the Kansas Classified Ad Network

Kingman D Ave. Community Kingman,750 KSW. 67068 620-532-3147 Hospital Mammography • Imaging • Nuclear Medicine Rehab Therapy • Surgery • Oncology Home Health • 24~hr Emergency Services

Flower Fair Full Service Florist

Licensed • Insured • Bonded Repair, Repipe, New Construction

(316) 540-0554 Cell 644-2588


Jerry D. Leroux Salesman

Business 532-3181 Home 542-3268

Reach readers in more than 135 Kansas newspapers.

DEdirectory Bade

3040-2 S. Seneca Specialists Clinics: Cunningham Clinic, Medical Arts Center, Kingman Wichita, KS 67217 Ninnescah Valley Health Systems, Inc. 522-6311 NEWBERRY FAMILY MOTORS Kingman, KS

selection of true Modulars in all sizes. Wrap land, home, and land improvements in one package. 866-858-6862

Advertise your business to your local community at a low cost in The Times-Sentinel’s Business & Professional Directory.

Call 316-540-0500 today!

Gould Chiropractic Cheney Health Center

Steven J. Gould, D.C. Chiropractic Care DOT Physicals Drug Testing Sports Physicals

Lynn Simons, P.T. Physical Therapy Post-Surgery Joint Replacements

M - F 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

M - W - F 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Cheney Fitness Circuit Training 3000 lb free weights M - F 5 a.m. - 10 p.m. Sat 8 a.m. - 10 p.m.

126 N. Main • Cheney, KS 67025 • (316) 542-3400

Fresh, Silks, Dried, Plants, Wire Service

Marie Davis

221 N. Main Cheney, KS 67025 316-542-0054 1-888-529-4803

Wulf-Ast Mortuaries

Garden Plain • 535-2211 Colwich • 796-0894 Mt. Hope • 667-2351 Michael R. & Barbara J. Ast Owners & Funeral Directors Patrica A. George, Assistant Funeral Director

FORE THOUGHT® FUNERAL PLANNING Make it easier for those you love.®

Nate’s Service

LOCAL COMPANY FREE ESTIMATES • Sprinkler Installation & Repair • Licensed PVB tester & installer • Licensed • Bonded • Insured • Landscape Lighting Lic. # 5879

(316) 650-5029

Red Seedless Grapes



Whole Seedless Watermelon




20300 W. Kellogg Dr. Goddard (316) 794-2530

Raspberries, Blackberries & Blueberries

Prices Good May 5 - 11, 2016

6 oz


ea Dillons Milk Gallons

Select Varieties (Excludes Chocolate)


Red, Orange, or Yellow Bell Peppers




Sweet Corn

5/$2 Doritos

Tennesse Pride Breakfast Sausage 16 oz



Select Varieties 9.5-11.5 oz (Prepriced $4.29)

2/ 6 $

Little Debbie Bagged Mini Donuts Select Varieties 8.25-10.5 oz




Kroger Lunch Meat Select Varieties 7-9 oz


On Hawaiian Bun

Kroger Vegetables

Sterling Silver Ground Sirloin



Select Varieties 14.25-15.25 oz Cans

Fresh, 90% Lean




Times-Sentinel 5-5-16  

The Times-Sentinel

Read more
Read more
Similar to
Popular now
Just for you