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Vol. 122 No. 37

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

Rain inundates south central Kansas

Floodwaters rush over 101st Street South just east of Clearwater. The area received more than a floot of rain in a 48-hour period.

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Sedgwick County residents forced from homes By Travis Mounts

Torrential rains on Thursday and Friday caused localized flooding in numerous areas along the Sedgwick-Sumner county line, closed schools and forced some people from their homes. In Clearwater, school was cancelled on Friday. The Ninnescah River overflowed its banks and cut of access to the city from both the west and the south. Water rescues were performed around Clearwater and east toward Belle Plaine on both Friday and Saturday.

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Thursday night’s rain dropped up to 10 inches in some areas. Another round of storms on Friday brought 3 to 4 more inches of precipitation to already saturated areas and led to additional rescues on Saturday morning. The two-day outbreak also created havoc with sports schedules. Some games were postponed early Friday in anticipation of bad weather. Other games had earlier start times Friday in the hope of getting done before the weather hit. In nearly every case, the games were delayed by rain or lightning and made up on Saturday. As of Friday morning, Sedgwick County had responded to 64 flood reports, five hours fires and 19 submersion calls. A submersion call is when a person is trapped in a vehicle and cannot get out without assistance. Several

home rescues were conducted around Clearwater on Friday morning, with a few more early Saturday. Sedgwick County Commission Chairman Jim Howell signed a proclamation declaring a state of local disaster. More than 30 state and local organizations coordinated their efforts in the Sedgwick County Emergency Operations Center. Commissioner Tim Norton said homes were flooding for a couple of reasons. One was rising floodwater from the Ninnescah and other rivers. The other was from rising groundwater. Some homes with basements flooded from the ground up when sump pumps could not keep up with rising groundwater. “It’s very typical of the south side, particularly with that amount of rain. It

was a huge event,” Norton said. Norton said most of the flood victims had places to stay. The Red Cross and Salvation Army were assisting others. He said the county’s efforts first focused on rescue operations, which involved fire and sheriff ’s personnel. From there, public works employees began assessing damage to public structures including roads. In one, the public works department rented pumps to clear water from an intersection that would have taken weeks to drain naturally. As this week began, damage to homes and roads was still being assessed. In addition to the flooding around Clearwater, parts of Haysville saw flooding in low-lying areas. The Ninnescah River See FLOOD, Page 10A

Weather wreaks havoc with schools’ football schedules By Travis Mounts

Friday night’s football schedule became something of a mess due to storms on Thursday and Friday last week. Games were postponed, interrupted and moved because of the storms themselves and related flooding. Several schools throughout south-central Kansas moved up the times of their games in an effort to get finished before a second round of storms hit on Friday, but in the end that proved to not be enough. Many games were

completed Saturday afternoon and evening, and at least one game was played on Friday. Cheney’s home game with Belle Plaine was postponed until Monday night. While Cheney different suffer too much from the rain, flooding on Friday around Belle Plaine created travel concerns. Clearwater was scheduled to play at Augusta on Friday night, but high water in the Clearwater area and the threat of storms on Friday led the schools to reschedule their

Cheney High School’s Trent Scheer makes a catch for the Cardinals’ during their win over Belle Plaine. Flooding around the Belle Plaine area forced the schools to reschedule the game for Monday night.

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It’s time to party in Clearwater By Shana Gregory

CLEARWATER – Grab a telescope and look to the stars, because Clearwater Fall Festival, with its theme, “Clearwater Dreams… Reach for the stars” is here, running four days, Sept. 15 to 18. This year’s event run the gamet from carnival rides and a parade to a chili feed and a bevy of yellow plastic ducks racing down the spillway in the park. Buttons to enter certain events,

as well as t-shirts and carnival wristbands, can be purchased at Clearwater Liquor, Emprise Bank, Home Bank and Trust, or the city building. Carnival rides will be moved from the park to the street this year, due to the recent rains in the area. “We know everyone has more of an enjoyable time when they’re in the park, but we don’t want to risk having to pull machines out of there,” Cliff Prey, Clearwater Fall Festival

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president, said. “It will still be a fun time. Kids are always excited about rides.” The festival begins with an ice cream social at 6 p.m. Thursday, in the shelter house at the city park. Face painters, a clown, and a balloon twister will also be on hand for the kids. Friday, the art and textile show See FESTIVAL, Page 10A

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Parade route to change Due to the possibility of rain Saturday during the Clearwater Fall Festival, there has been a chanbge in the parade route. The parade will still begin and end at Clearwater Middle School. However, the parade will go south one block on Fourth Avenue, turn west on Kansas Avenue three blocks, then head north to Ross Avenue. After that, the parade route will be as in previous years: west to Tracy Avenue, north to Wood Avenue, east to Fourth Avenue, then south on Fourth before going back east on Ross to the parking lot. This change will allow the parade to avoid the low-lying area south of City Park.

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Eugene J. Martin 82, of Conway Springs, formerly of Viola, died Monday evening, Aug. 5, 2016, at Spring View Manor, Conway Springs. He was born April 26, 1934, at Syracuse, Kan. He was the son of Anthony Martin and Hilda (Mainz) Martin. Gene moved with his family to Conway Springs at the age of 1 before later moving to a farm one mile north and 1-1/2 miles west of Clonmel. He attended St. John’s Catholic School at Clonmel and began working on the family farm at a very young age. Gene began taking combines to Montana and Colorado to custom harvest at the age of 14.

Gene was united in marriage to Elaine Knoblauch on April 16, 1955, at St. Mark’s, Kansas. They made their first home on Gene’s family farm northwest of Clonmel, before moving to their home north of Viola in December 1967, where they raised their family. The Martins worked in the custom harvesting business, cutting wheat and other crops from Texas to within 50 miles of the Canadian border, from 1958 to 2002. They also included several eastern and western states along the way. Tragically, Gene suffered a stroke following heart surgery in 2000 and the longtime family business, Martin Harvesting, was forced to come to an end in 2002. Gene was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church, Conway Springs, and the Knights of Columbus. He had also served on the church hall building committee while attending St. John’s Catholic Church in Clonmel. Gene was preceded in death by his parents; one sister, Arlene Hefley, and

one infant sister, Mary Lou; one daughter, Jeanna; one son, Bill; and a greatgrandson, Mason Zoglmann. He is survived by Elaine, his wife of 61 years; two sons, Bret Martin and his wife Val of Conway Springs, and Bob Martin and his fiancé Sandy of Winfield; two daughters, Janet Kibbe and her husband Craig of Conway Springs, and Janice Roth and her husband Gene of Tulsa; one brother, Gary Martin of Clearwater; two sisters, Shirley Simon and Joyce Keith, both of Wichita; 15 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren, one step-great-grandchild;

and a number of other relatives and friends. Vigil service was at 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 9, and funeral Mass at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 10, both the St. Joseph Catholic Church, Conway Springs, with Father Andrew J. Seiler as Celebrant. Interment was in St. Joseph Cemetery, Conway Springs. Arrangements were by Ebersole Mortuary, Conway Springs. On line condolences and guestbook are available at Memorials have been established with St. Joseph Catholic Church and the Spring View Manor Activities Fund.

Diane Mathews Diane Marie Mathews, 51, died Monday, Sept. 12, 2016. Visitation will be 6-8 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 15, with a funeral service 10 a.m. Friday, Sept. 16, both at Cross Road Church, 2139 S. Maize Rd. She was preceded in death by her parents, Robert and Marilyn Butts, and her brother, Darrell Butts. Survivors include her husband of 18 years, Erick Mathews; children, Calah and Aaron Mathews; brother, Duane (Karen) Butts; and sisters, Debbie (Robert) Carr and Denise (Bruce) Kidwell. Memorials may be made to the Salvation Army. Share condolences at Services areby Broadway Mortuary.

Good natured man takes over meat market 130 Years Ago Mr. J.H. Bartels, of the meat market, has removed to Kingman. The business is now being continued by the good natured Henry Tobeck. The Grand View Hotel has been leased by Mr. Jas Ellis, who will open up next Sunday. 120 Years Ago Married: At the residence of the bride’s mother in Cheney, Kans., Mr. John Branine and Miss Alice Sweet. Monday the newly wedded couple left for Newton where they will reside in the future. 110 Years Ago The following is the number of pupils enrolled in the Cheney schools the first week: High school 24, grammar school 42, intermediate 44, primary 37, total 147. Our job department has just turned out 600 statements for the Citi-

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zens State Bank and 600 programs for the dedication of the new Lutheran Church northeast of town. 100 Years Ago School opened Monday morning with chapel exercises in the high school. 90 Years Ago Dewey School opened Monday with the enrollment of 13 pupils. Miss Florence Cates is the teacher. She is boarding with Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd Krase. 70 Years Ago Hugh C. Gresham, editor of The Cheney Sentinel from Oct. 1, 1926 to March 30, 1941, died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Winifred Gaug, Harrisonville,

Mo., Sept. 10, 1946. 60 Years Ago Mr. and Mrs. Paul Lindolm last week visited Mrs. Lindholm’s mother in LaCrosse. 50 Years Ago A night depository safe has been installed by Citizens State Bank, Cheney, to provide 24-hour service for customers according to Leon Roembach, bank president. 40 Years Ago Conley Harris, son of Mrs. Frank Harris of Wichita and the late Mr. Harris, is making a name for himself in the field of art. He is an assistant professor of art at the University of New Hampshire, Durham. 30 Years Ago The two new faculty members at Cheney Grade School are Ken Pipkin, fifth and sixth grade mathematics, and Karen Spexarth, reading specialist.

20 Years Ago Susan Brown Sanny has been hired to be the head librarian of the Cheney Public Library. Part of her library duties requires computer skills, Sanny said. She has been working with computers for almost 20 years. One of Sanny’s goals is to enter a list of all the library’s books into a computer information system. 10 Years Ago Rusty Slusser and Brad McMillan, Cheney, presented a check for $2,000 for the 2006 Cheney Cup Golf tournament to Connie Moor for the Cheney Emergency Fund. Garden Plain High School sophomore Aubre Lehman spoke to city council members at the Sept. 6 city council meeting. Lehman was asking for assistance and guidance in creating a center for teenagers.

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City names new judge By Travis Mounts

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Josh Gooding, pictured in front of Goddard United Methodist Church, was studying to be a journalist when he felt a call to enter ministry. He has been a pastor for 13 years and arrived in Goddard this summer.

CHENEY – The city council approved Mayor Linda Ball’s appointment of Harold Flairgle as Cheney’s new municipal judge. The appointment came at last Thursday’s monthly council meeting. The city found itself in need of a new judge after its current judge, Greg Keith, won election to the 18th District Court during the August primary. Keith, a Republican, is unopposed in the November general election. Keith will continue serving as judge through the end of the year. Flairgle will begin his new duties in January. In other business: • The council approved Ball’s appointments of Ryan Aden and Grant Seiler as reserve police officers. • The council approved a new uniform public offense code ordinance and new standard traffic ordinance. The ordinances are ap-

proved annually to reflect changes in Kansas law. • The city will host its annual Government Day on Sept. 29. Seventh grade students spend part of their day learning about municipal government through hands-on activities and displays. • Council members approved a five-year agreement with Sedgwick County for the annual Christmas tree recycling program. • The project to run a new sewer line to Albers Finishing and Solutions at the new industrial park on the north side of the city is about 50 percent completed. Crews have completed an 8-inch gravity line and are roughly halfway done

with the force main. • New playground equipment to be installed at the Cheney Sports Complex on South Main should arrive next month. City maintenance staff will install the equipment, which will be located near the parking lot. • June was the busiest month for the municipal pool, with 2,312 attendees. The rainy summer seems to have impacted the rest of the summer, with 1,446 people swimming in July and 1,213 in August. The pool closed in mid-August, which also impacted attendance. Overall, the attendance was 5,162, which was down a little more than 200 people from 2015.

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Goddard United Methodist welcomes new pastor By Shana Gregory

GODDARD – Josh Gooding didn’t expect to grow up to be a pastor. His father became a pastor when Gooding was 15, and he wasn’t sure he wanted to follow in his footsteps. “When my wife and I were dating, we talked and dreamed about the future,” Gooding said. “We always assumed we’d be actively involved in church, maybe work with a church group. But the expectations that came with ministry were something I’d seen firsthand and didn’t really want for myself or my family.” Gooding, who was in college for journalism, said it was during this time that he “felt God tugging at my heart, telling me that I was supposed to do something for him,” he said. “I didn’t know what that was.” He had thought about moving toward teaching, but hadn’t taken any concrete steps in that direction. “But one Sunday, as I led worship, I felt God calling me to pastoral ministry,” he said. “It was scary, especially since I was terrified of public speaking, but it’s worked out well.” He hasn’t looked back. He has now been a pastor for 13 years and was recently appointed to come to Goddard United Methodist Church. “My family and I immediately fell in love with the congregation,” Gooding said. “They were warm and friendly, and we just felt like we fit in, like it was the kind of church we might pick if we weren’t appointed.” Gooding enjoys the culture of discipleship in the congregation of the church. “We have a fantastic children’s pastor who has several programs that help teach kids about the Bible, introduce them to Jesus and help them grow in

their faith,” Gooding said. “As a parent myself, that’s a big deal to me because I know that I need others who are able to pour into my kids’ lives. “We also have a great youth pastor who works to keep that going as the kids grow and mature,” he continued. Gooding appreciates the diversity of ages among the parishioners at Goddard UMC, as well as the deep commitment of the adults who show him that the kind of learning taught in the church is a lifelong process. Gooding knew he had come to the right place in early July, not long after he arrived. “I was working in my office when my kids came roaring in on scooters, followed by kids of other staff members who were hanging around the office that day,” he said. “It was just so wonderful to be in the kind of place where kids were welcomed wholeheartedly.” As for the town itself, Gooding and his wife, Sarah, both from “small-ish” towns, immediately felt at home. “It just feels like a great fit for us,” he said. “All the luxuries of city life are just a short drive away, but we can come home to Goddard, get to know our neighbors and really feel like we can make a difference. We love it here.” The family knew they would be moving to a new congregation last year, but didn’t know where until a couple months before they would move to Goddard. “Throughout that time, our prayer was that God would prepare a place for us and prepare us for that place,” Gooding said. “We just feel like God has answered that prayer in an amazing way.” Gooding is happy he followed through with his

calling to lead a church so many years ago. “I’m really drawn to the church’s understanding of grace, that God is always active in our lives, even before we’re aware of it, and keeps working on us throughout our lives, making us more and more Christ-like in our love of God and neighbor,” he said. “It seems to describe my experience, at least. “It can be tough to walk with people through difficult times, though,” he continued. “But it’s also beautiful; I really consider it an honor and a privilege to be there with them at those special moments: baptisms, weddings, even funerals. That’s when ministry can be the most draining, but it’s also where it’s the most rewarding.” Goddard United Methodist Church offers traditional worship Sundays at 9 a.m., Sunday school for children youth and adults at 10 a.m. and contemporary worship at 11 a.m. On Wednesday evenings, a meal is served at 5:30 p.m., followed by ministries for children, youth and adults.

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CLEARWATER – An arrest has been made in a hit-and-run accident that killed a man just outside Clearwater two years ago this week. Jeremy Napier died on Sept. 14, 2014. He was walking along a road near Clearwater. His car had broken down. He was hit between 1:30 a.m. and 2:30 a.m., officials said at the time, but the vehicle that struck him did not stop. Cary Whitlock was arrested Friday for failing to

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stop at an accident resulting in death. Authorities were able to ascertain that Whitlock was the vehicle’s owner, but it was not immediately clear who was driving the vehicle when the crash happened. A news release from the Sedgwick County Sheriff ’s Office said recent developments in the case resulted in probable cause for an arrest. The case has been presented to the Sedgwick County District Attorney for charges. Contributed photo

Chamber ready for quarterly mixer By Travis Mounts

GODDARD – The Goddard Chamber of Commerce held its monthly meeting at Pizza Hut last Thursday. Members listened to presentations from a pair of speakers. Enrique Ramirez gave a presentation on his business, Social Video Solutions. The video production business not only creates commercials and long-form videos, it works with customers to place them on the internet and build reach through social media. Erinn Stiles, the education curator at Tanganyika Wildlife Park, touched on several topics. The park has several upcoming events, including the Meritrust Tiger Trot this Sunday and Pumpkins in the Park in October. Stile also addressed the possibility of new U.S. Department of Agriculture rules that, if adopted, would severely

curtail the park’s income. The Young Professionals committee will have a booth at Exposure, a business-to-business event Sept. 29 at Century. Admission is free. The Chamber’s next meeting will be its quarterly mixer. Meritrust at 135th and Maple will host the October event. It was announced that the Chamber will hold its annual mixer at Tanganyika Wildlife Park. The event will have a 1920s theme. Chamber member Tim Measles is one of nine Wichita area people being honored at The Wine Opener/A Toast to Wichita’s Finest, a Cystic Fibrosis Foundation fundraiser being held Sept. 29 at Century II. The honorees are raising money as part of the event. To donate, visit

Follow Mister Rogers’ lead when talking to young children Ray Hull, professor in Communication Sciences and Disorders at Wichita State, says adults need to slow down their rate of speech when talking to young children. Many young children may find it difficult to understand adults because they speak too quickly for children’s normally developing central nervous system to comprehend. Hull says the central nervous system of a child preschool age to third grade can process speech and language with a fair degree of accuracy at a rate of approximately 120 words per minute. Hull’s research with parents and teachers found that most average between 160 to 180 words per minute. “A child’s developing central nervous system is simply not agile enough to process speech that quickly,” said Hull. “It’s just not designed to do it.” Talking at a slower pace is a good tactic for par-

ents, teachers, physicians and anybody who works with children, Hull says. By speaking at a rate children can comprehend, adults may prevent possible misdiagnoses of auditory processing problems, or language learning disorders. With the school year underway, now is a good time for teachers to practice talking more slowly. Hull suggests the late Fred Rogers, star of the classic children’s show Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood, as a good example. “Fred Rogers spoke at a rate of around 124 words per minute on his television show, which is the perfect rate for the young developing central nervous system,” said Hull. “He may have been one of the only adults young children could understand without difficulty.”

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The Cheney Recreation Commission presented the Race Through Cheney Saturday, Sept. 10. Participants raced through local businesses, completing fun tasks and competing to finish first. Two teams – Cody and Danielle Young and Jenn Baldwin and Julie Peintner – were named winners. Pat Lynch and Joe Seifert won best costume. Clip ‘n Curl, Jim’s Apple Mart, Sedgwick County Rural Electric, The Wish List, Cherry Oaks Golf Course, Benny’s Burgers & Fries, D’Mario’s Pizza and Cheney Lanes, and the public library participated in the race. Rescue Print Shop provided a prize for the champions.

City considers land bank option By Travis Mount

GARDEN PLAIN – City council members approved an ordinance to create a land bank during last week’s regular monthly meeting. A land bank is a quasi-government entity that cities and counties used to manage and resell properties, generally those that have been abandoned or foreclosed on. Dave Young, a city and county planner with Junction City’s land bank, spoke last Wednesday. He shared his experiences with both the Junction City land bank and the Wyandotte County land bank, which was the first in Kansas. The original state law created a land bank for only Wyandotte County, but a 2009 law expanded that to all cities and counties in Kansas. He also took questions from the governing body. Young said one of the benefits of a land bank is that once it acquires a property, the property becomes tax exempt by virtue of state law. A city can then decide if it wants to wipe clean unpaid taxes and specials, try to collect part of that money or attempt to collect it all. Before that, a property “would sit there and grow weeds, literally grow weeds” because nobody wanted to take on the back taxes, Young said. He said one of the biggest challenges

with properties that are foreclosed on or end up in tax auctions is that the back taxes owed are too much for new property owners to pay. In addition, those properties often are bought by new owners who also fall behind on taxes, repeating

the cycle. “You don’t want people buying a property, then not paying taxes. It’s the same situation starting all over again,” Young said. If a land bank can purchase those properties, the governing body can determine who gets to

purchase a property, rather than leaving it to the low-bidder process of a tax auction. The council approved an ordinance to create a land bank on a 4-0 vote. Council member Joe Fisher was not in attendance at the meeting.

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The City of Goddard recognizes Gail Keady for her many years of service to the Goddard community. Keady, who recently moved to Virginia to be closer to family, lived in Goddard for 36 years and taught in Goddard schools for 28 years. On Aug. 16, she received a pin marking 10 years of membership in the Goddard Woman’s Club. Her late husband, Gene, was also very active as a community volunteer.

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Park pavilion talk continues B.J. Finney

Golf cart ordinance finally approved By Sam Jack

B.J. Finney lands on Steelers active roster After signing with the Pittsburgh Steelers as an undrafted rookie free agent in May, Andale native B.J. Finney made it to an NFL active roster as a center with the Steelers. Finney is listed as the third-string center on the depth chart going into Pittsburgh’s Monday Night Football opener on Sept. 12 when the Steelers hit the road to take on Washington. Finney lost his father to a heart attack when he was 13. But it didn’t stop him from using lessons he learned to build upon a successful athletic career with the Indians as an offensive lineman on one

of the best programs in the state as well as a state champion wrestler with an expert knowledge of leverage that helped him turn a walk-on role at Kansas State University into a scholarship. And just as Finney went to K-State as a walk on, he went to the Steelers as an undrafted rookie and earned a spot on the 53man roster. Last season, the Steelers went 10-6, earning a Wild Card spot in the playoffs where they beat the Bengals 18-16 before losing to the eventual Super Bowl champion Broncos 23-16 in the divisional round.

GODDARD – At its Tuesday, Sept. 6 meeting, the Goddard City Council did not approve an architect’s proposal to begin design development for a permanent pavilion structure in Goddard’s Linear Park. A memorandum of understanding submitted by Shelden Architecture included “an approximately 40 by 80 foot covered structure and an exterior patio area for gathering and grilling.” That description was based on previous discussions of the pavilion project, but council members had questions about modifications that could allow the pavilion to be used for more of the year, such as sliding doors or garage doors to protect against foul weather. The council decided not to take

action on the memorandum of understanding. City staff will present more options to the council at a future meeting. In other business: • After discussions stretching back nearly two years, the council approved an ordinance allowing golf carts to be driven on public streets in Goddard. Under the ordinance, golf carts may be operated only on streets with speed limits of 30 miles per hour or less. Golf carts can cross streets with higher speed limits but cannot drive down them. Residents who want to drive golf carts must obtain a $50 license and renew it once per year. The ordinance also includes fines for violating the ordinance, starting at $100. The approval vote was 4-1, with council member Chris Hahn voting no. • Following a presentation by the Goddard Chamber of Commerce, the council agreed to increase its

annual appropriation to the chamber from $10,000 to $15,000. According to a letter submitted by chamber executive director Wendy Ramirez, the extra funds will allow the chamber to host breakfast seminars in partnership with other small business groups, and to partner with the Young Professionals of Goddard. • The council accepted Great Plains Communications’ bid to replace the city’s telephone system, including approximately 21 telephones at three sites. The cost of the switch to the new system will be $46,589. • The council adopted a FEMA floodplain map. There were no significant changes to the map. • A temporary permit for the Goddard Chamber of Commerce’s beer garden at the Goddard Fall Festival was approved. • The council approved purchase of $3,447 worth of rip rap material to combat erosion at the wastewater lagoon.

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Excerpted from the Goddard Parks and Pathways Master Plan, this photo shows one possible configuration for a permanent pavilion structure in Linear Park. The Linear Park structure will likely be larger than the one pictured and could feature garage-style doors or sliding side panels.


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City says ‘no’ to chicken exemption By Travis Mounts

GARDEN PLAIN – New city resident Jennifer Sprague for a waiver of city ordinance 612, which regulates pets and animals. The request was made at the Sept. 7 regular monthly meeting. Sprague said she wanted to bring three chickens – all hens – into the city. She told the council that the hens are her children’s pets. She said the hens are old and most likely all will perish in the next year. She said she had no plans to acquire more birds.

The council denied the request 3-1, with Paul McPhillips, Sr., casting the dissenting vote. In other business: • Council members approved an ordinance to increase city sewer rates. Residential rates will go up $5 to $50 per month. All non-residential rates will increase 10 percent. • The council reached an agreement with Garden Plain township for the township to take over maintenance of about a quarter-mile of West Street. That’s the portion of West

Street, south of Avenue C, that turns west into Mount Vernon. The township already maintains the rest of that dirt road. The city will pay the township $100 per month plus cover the cost of rock or sand, when needed. “I think it would be one headache off the (city) maintenance crews’ minds, and they (the township) do a better job,” said Mayor Larry Lampe. Mick Rausch, representing the township, agreed. “Our (road)grader is in better shape, anyway,” he said, drawing

laughs from city personnel. • The council approved a change in how overtime is figured for city police officers. Officers now will be paid overtime for more than 80 hours worked in a two-week period rather than for time worked over 40 hours per week. That will provide the police department more flexibility in scheduling officers. • Council members approved a resolution to start the process of creating a trash franchise. The action does not commit the city

to creating a franchise. Instead, it is a legally-required action for the city to move forward on that possibility. “This does not set us stone that we’re doing it. It just starts the process,” city clerk Kim McCormick explained. • Upgrades on the city’s wastewater treatment plant are expected to start in mid-October. The work cannot begin until construction crews receive a submergible mixer. That item, which has been ordered, generally takes 10 weeks to ship.

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Register for Goddard parade GODDARD – Preregistration is required for the Goddard Fall Festival Parade, to be held Saturday, Oct. 1. This year’s theme is “Hometown Heroes.” Each entry must have a signed waiver submitted to the City of Goddard in order to participate. Completed registration forms must be submitted to the City of Goddard with the information listed on the form. No registrations will be taken the day of the parade, no exceptions. The parade starts at 10:30 a.m. Line-up starts at 9 a.m. at First and Walnut. Cash prizes will be awarded to the top three floats; entries should respond to the theme. Winners will be judged as they pass the announcer’s stand on Main Street. All entries for the parade, except bands, should check in at the corner of First and Walnut, where you will be assigned a number for judging and line-up. Display the number on the front of your entry to the right, so the announcer can see it. The parade ends at Discovery Intermediate School’s parking lot. Parade participants can be picked up there. For a registration form and additional guidelines and information, visit parade.php.

Don’t speed in Cheney CHENEY – From Sept. 23 to Sept. 25, the Cheney Police Department will join other law enforcement agencies in Kansas, Iowa, Nebraska, Arkansas, Missouri and Oklahoma to stop what has been an epidemic for the past several years: increased speeding on streets and highways. In an effort to change this trend, law enforcement across the six-state area will be extra-vigilant when patrolling around city, rural, state and federal highways. As speed increases, the severity of crashes increases, including deaths. Officers have educated and warned passengers and drivers regarding the importance of slowing down, using restraints and not driving while impaired. Officers will issue citations to any individual who refuses to obey the traffic laws, whether it is for speeding, texting, driving while impaired or failing to buckle up. “Even one death is unacceptable. Please slow down, put the phone away or turn it off, and always buckle up,” said Cheney police chief Ken Winter.

Runner places in Council Grove race GARDEN PLAIN – Beautiful running weather in Council Grove Saturday spawned record times in both the male and female races of the fifth annual Mother K 5K as Jacob Buessing, Manhattan, and Teresa Perky, Overland Park, won their respective divisions. Buessing ran the city-streets, out-and-back course in 18:50.78, the first time in MK 5K history that anyone has run under 19 minutes. Perky, running in the 50-and-over age group, ran an impressive 21:34.9 for her course record. The run/walk honors the memory of Katie Buchanan Gant, Council Grove High School graduate, and earns scholarship funds for CGHS graduates. Rhonda Kampling of Garden Plain was among the runners Saturday. She placed second in the age 30-39 women’s division. Her time was 27:08.75.


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Cheney Police Reports Sept. 05 - Dog problem report in the City; Suspicious activity report in the 800 block of N. Sunset; Suspicious activity report in the 1300 block of N. Main. Sept. 06 - Assisted the Sheriff’s Office with an accident in the area of 391st St. West & 21st St. North; Outside agency assist at the police department; Suspicious activity report in the City; Outside agency assist regarding outstanding warrant; Warrant service attempt in the 900 block of N. Filmore; Suspicious activity report in the 100 block of W. First; Responded to an alarm in the 1100 block of N. Main. Sept. 07 - Suspicious activity report in the 100 & 200 block of N. Main; Lost property report at the police department; Questions/information for officer regarding a protection from stalking order at the police department; Served PFS in the

500 block of E. Aetna; Juvenile problem in the 900 block of N. Filmore; Check welfare request in the 500 block of E. Shadybrook. Sept. 08 - Lost property report in the 1100 block of N. Main; Possible violation of PFA order report at the police department; Assisted SG County warrants at the police department; Suspicious activity report in the 200 block of N. Wolf; Scam report in the 100 block of Sundance; Possible identify theft report in the 300 block of N. Roosevelt; Suspicious persons report in the area of Washington & Santa Fe; Responded to an alarm in the 38000 block of W. 15 St. South; Motorist assist in the area of Main & Avenue “A”. Sept. 09 - Checked on a fire alarm in the 600 block of N. Lincoln, deemed false due to weather; Assisted the Sheriff’s Office in the area of 343rd & Macarthur; Illegal

parking complaint in the 200 block of N. Washington; Disorderly conduct report in the 600 block of N. Main; Assisted EMCU with a case follow up and evidence transport at the police department; Received report of criminal use of a financial card in the 400 block of W. Fifth; Checked suspicious activity report in the 300 block of N. Roosevelt; Traffic control due to high water in the 100-200 block of S. Main; Juvenile problem and investigation in the 900 block of N. Filmore. Sept. 10 - Assisted the Sheriff’s Office in the area of 375th & 15th with cattle out; Checked for a possible child in need of care report in the 300 block of W. First; Assisted the Sheriff’s Office with cattle out in the area of 1500 block of 383rd St. West. Sept. 11 - Responded to an alarm in the 38000 block of W. 15th St. South.


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Clearwater Police Reports August 16 Registered a special purpose vehicle for a local resident. Assisted EMS with a fall victim 900 block East Janet. Adult arrested in the 700 block East Janet on a Wichita warrant, and cited for driving without a license. Assisted EMS with a sick call in the 100 block North Prospect. Assisted the Sheriff Department with a family disturbance in the Deertrail addition. Assisted a stranded pedestrian in the 100 block North Fourth. Assisted EMS with a medical emergency in the 600 block East Wood. August 17 Driver cited for speeding in the 300 block North Fourth. Assisted a motorist locked out of their vehicle 1200 block East Ross. Assisted EMS with a sick call 100 block North Prospect. Adult arrested in the 200 block East Ross for a Clearwater Municipal Court warrant. Adult arrested in the 100 block East Ross, for possession of drug paraphernalia. Checked suspicious activity in the 9900 block South 135th. August 18 Driver cited for speeding in the 400 block North Fourth. Requested to check the welfare of children in the 200 block North Prospect. Driver cited for speeding in the 500 block North Fourth. Assisted the Sheriff Department with a road rage incident north of Clearwater. August 19 Took a report on a child custody issue at the Police Department. Driver cited for defective headlight 500 block North Fourth. Took a disorderly conduct report

100 block North Fourth. Took the report of a malfunctioning rail road signal at Tracy and Wood. Dispatched to a business alarm 9900 South 135th West. August 20 Responded to a suspicious activity report 700 block East Janet. Took reports of storm damage along North First Street. Assisted a stranded motorist east of Clearwater. Responded to a report of kids riding bikes in the roadway 900 block East Ross. August 21 Responded to a suspicious vehicle report 200 block North Prospect. Assisted the Sheriff Department with an injury accident east of Clearwater. Responded to a suspicious vehicle report west of Clearwater. Investigated a noninjury accident 100 block North Fourth. Requested to check the welfare of an adult 700 block Rolling Hills. Assisted EMS with a fall victim 300 block South Gorin. Responded to a suspicious person report 500 block East Ross. Took a found property report 200 block North Gorin. Responded to a suspicious activity report 100 block South Tracy. Took a report on a civil property issue 300 block Indian Lakes. August 22 Driver cited for expired tag in the 300 block North Fourth. Assisted a pedestrian having a medical emergency in the 200 block North Fourth. Driver cited for no proof of insurance 200 block South Fourth. Driver cited in the 800 block East Ross, for illegal tag and drive while sus-

pended. August 23 Assisted EMS with a medical call in the 200 block North Grain. An adult was arrested for Driving Under the Influence in the 700 block Hellar. Requested to check the welfare of an adult 300 block Indian Lakes. Assisted EMS with a fall victim 1000 block Silverado Court. Took a lost property report 100 block North Fourth. Investigated a suspicious vehicle report 200 block West Kansas. Took a report on a civil issue 100 block North Fourth. August 24 Arrested an adult on a Sumner County warrant 700 block Southeast Drive. Driver cited in the 500 block of North Fourth, for speeding and drive while suspended. Served court papers in the 1000 block Silverado Court. Driver cited for speeding in the 500 block North Fourth. August 25 Investigated a non-injury accident 100 block East Nancy. Driver cited in the 1200 block East Ross, for driving while suspended. Driver cited for speeding in the 900 block East Ross. Took the report of a juvenile disturbance 100 block South Fourth. Driver cited for speeding 900 block East Ross. Driver cited for speeding 1000 block East Ross. August 26 Took a criminal damage to property report 700 block East Wood. Driver cited for speeding in the 500 block North Fourth. August 27 Assisted the Sheriff Department northwest of Clearwater, with


PUBLIC NOTICE First Published in The Times-Sentinel September 15, 2016 (1t)

SUMMARY OF CITY OF GARDEN PLAIN ORDINANCE NO. 674 Notice is hereby given that the Governing Body of the City of Garden Plain, Kansas did, on the 7th day of September 2016; pass Ordinance No. 674, amending Section 1 of Ordinance Number 596, and repealing Ordinance No. 654. The complete text of the Ordinance may be obtained or viewed free of charge at the office of the City Clerk of Garden Plain. Additionally, the full text of the Ordinance may be viewed on the City’s official website www. for a minimum of one week following the date of this publication. I hereby certify that this summary of Ordinance No. 674 is legally accurate and sufficient for publication, pursuant to the provisions of K.S.A. 12-3007. /s/ Shawn Elliott Garden Plain City Attorney

PUBLIC NOTICE First Published in The Times-Sentinel September 15, 2016 (1t)

SUMMARY OF CITY OF GARDEN PLAIN ORDINANCE NO. 672 Notice is hereby given that the Governing Body of the City of Garden Plain, Kansas did, on the 7th day of September 2016; pass Ordinance No. 672, establishing a city land bank and a land bank board of trustees. The purpose of the Land Bank is to acquire, hold, manage and convey surplus City property and other abandoned, tax-foreclosed, or otherwise underutilized or distressed property in order to convert such properties to productive use. The complete text of the Ordinance may be obtained or viewed free of charge at the office of the City Clerk of Garden Plain. Additionally, the full text of the Ordinance may be viewed on the City’s official website for a minimum of one week following the date of this publication. I hereby certify that this summary of Ordinance No. 672 is legally accurate and sufficient for publication, pursuant to the provisions of K.S.A. 12-3007. /s/ Shawn Elliott Garden Plain City Attorney

a call involving a person suffering from mental health issues. Driver cited in the 800 block East Ross for no license plate, no insurance, and driving without a license, and a passenger was arrested for possession of drug paraphernalia. Assisted EMS with a medical emergency, 700 block Rolling Hills. Driver cited for speeding 500 block North Fourth. Assisted a citizen with a civil issue 8600 block South 129th West. Driver arrested in the 200 block East Wood for driving under the influence and driving while suspended. August 28 Investigated a domestic disturbance 200 block South Lee. Took the report of a vehicle missing from Wichita, possibly being in the Clearwater area. Responded to a family disturbance 100 block South Lee. August 29 Assisted the Sheriff Department with a suspicious vehicle report northwest of Clearwater. Driver cited in the 200 block North Fourth, for speeding and driving without a license. Took a dog at large complaint 200 block North Grant. Took an attempted fraud by telephone report. Officer checked the welfare of an adult in the 700 block East Janet. Assisted EMS with a sick call in the 400 block North Fourth. Served court papers in the 100 block East Ross. Requested by Wichita PD, to contact a Clearwater resident who was the owner of a business in Wichita, which was the victim of a crime. August 30 Assisted EMS with a medical

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ORDINANCE NUMBER 791 AN ORDINANCE TO ADOPT NEW FLOOD MAPS FOR GODDARD, KANSAS AND AMENDING GODDARD CITY ORDINANCE 725 Be it resolved by the City Council of Goddard, Kansas: Section 1. Approval of Draft Resolution by Kansas Chief Engineer Prior to Adoption. The following floodplain management, as written, was approved in draft form by the Chief Engineer of the Division of Water Resources of the Kansas Department of Agriculture on July 27, 2016. Section 2. Strike from Article 1 Section B.3.a. the FIS study date of "May 2, 2012" and replace with new date of "December 22, 2016". Strike from Article 2. Section A. the Flood Insurance Rate Map date of "May 2, 2012” and replace with the new date of "December 22, 2016". Section 3. Strike from Article 4. Section A.4.f.(4) "All proposals for development, including proposals for manufactured home parks and subdivisions, of five (5) acres or fifty (50) lots, whichever is lesser, include within such proposed baseflood elevation data" and replace with "Allproposals for development, including proposals for manufactured home parks and subdivisions, of greater than five (5) acres or fifty {50} lots, whichever is lesser, include within such proposed base flood elevation data". Section 4. Add to Article 8, Definitions "Base Flood Elevation (BFE)" The computed elevation to which flood water is anticipated to rise during the base flood". Section 5. This resolution shall take effect upon publication in the TimesSentinel Newspaper. The aforesaid passed and approved this 6th day of September, 2016. Chief Engineer Draft Approval

/s/ Marcey Gregory, Mayor Attest: /s/ Teri Laymon, City Clerk

Topeka Field Office JUL 26 2016 Division of Water Resources

call 700 block East Wood. Investigated a suspicious vehicle report 600 block East Wood. Assisted EMS with a medical call 300 block South Gorin. Dispatched to a domestic disturbance 700 block East Janet. Responded to a suspicious vehicle report 100 block East

Nancy. August 31 Assisted the Sheriff Department with an injury accident east of Clearwater. Investigated an embezzlement report in the 200 block East Ross. Investigated a non-injury accident 500 block Hellar.

PUBLIC NOTICE First Published in The Times-Sentinel September 15, 2016 (1t)

THE CITY OF GARDEN PLAIN, KANSAS RESOLUTION NO. 159 A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY OF GARDEN PLAIN, KANSAS ANNOUNCING THE CITY’S INTENT TO CONSIDER ADOPTION OF AN ORGANIZED COLLECTION SERVICE FOR RESIDENTIAL RECYCLING WITHIN THE CITY LIMITS OF GARDEN PLAIN, KANSAS. WHEREAS, on August 3, 2016, the City of Garden Plain City Council received the final report from the Solid Waste Task Force; and WHEREAS, the City of Garden Plain seeks to save the citizens money on their solid waste bills and tax dollars spent by the City while increasing the number of people recycling and thereby helping the environment; and WHEREAS, Solid Waste Task Force recommended the goal of solid waste collection for all residences within the City limits of Garden Plain, Kansas and curbside recycle collection for all residences within the City limits of Garden Plain, Kansas from one Contracted hauler that would reduce the number of trucks on the streets and thereby reduce road repairs; and WHEREAS, the Organized Collection Service Act, K.S.A. 122036, sets forth procedures to allow a municipality to establish an organized collection service, including a system for collecting recyclables, by ordinance. Further, pursuant to the Organized Collection Service Act, certain procedures must be followed, including adoption of a Resolution of Intent, procedures related to the development of a plan, adoption of an ordinance establishing said service, and implementation of the service. NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE GOVERNING BODY OF THE CITY OF GARDEN PLAIN, KANSAS: Section 1. Declaration if intent. The City of Garden Plain hereby declares it’s intent to consider adoption of an organized collection service for residential recyclables and solid waste in the City of Garden Plain. The statement of intent does not obligate the City to pursue a city-wide residential curbside recycling system or single hauler solid waste collection but it provides notification of consideration of such. Section 2. Purpose and goals. The City of Garden Plain strives to reduce the cost of solid waste collection for all residences within the City limits of Garden Plain, Kansas and increase the curbside recycle collection for all residences within the City limits of Garden Plain, Kansas from one Contracted hauler that would reduce the number of trucks on the streets and thereby reduce road repairs and help the environment. Section 3. Franchise Fees. The assessment of franchise fees for recycling collection service providers is not, at the time of passage of this Resolution of intent, anticipated. Nothing in this Resolution of Intent shall preclude the City from assessing said fees, provided the City follows applicable laws and regulations concerning franchise fees. Section 4. Public participation in planning meetings. All Interested persons, including licensees and other persons operating recycling collection services in the City of Garden Plain, Kansas as of September 7, 2016, are invited to participate in the planning and establishing of the proposed organized recyclables collection service. Notice of such meetings will be posted on the City’s website,, on the City’s online calendar. Section 5. Public Hearing. The public hearing for the proposed plan will be held before the governing body of the City of Garden Plain, Kansas on February 1, 2016, in the City Council Chambers located at 507 N. Main, Garden Plain, Kansas at 6:00 p.m. ADOPTED by the Governing Body of the City of Garden Plain, Kansas, this 7th day of September, 2016. Approved: /s/ Larry Lampe, Mayor ATTEST: /s/ Kimberly McCormick, City Clerk

PUBLIC NOTICE First Published in The Times-Sentinel September 15, 2016 (1t)

ORDINANCE NO. 790 AN ORDINANCE AUTHORIZING THE OPERATION OF GOLF CARTS ON THE STREETS WITHIN THE CORPORATE LIMITS OF THE CITY OF GODDARD, KANSAS, PROVIDING FOR RELATED MATTERS, INCLUDING PENALTIES FOR VIOLATION THEREOF; AND, PROVIDING FOR THE REPEAL OF CONFLICTING PROVISIONS Be it Ordained by the Governing Body of the City of Goddard, Kansas: Section 1. OPERATION OF GOLF CARTS. (a) Golf carts may be operated upon the public streets, roads and alleys within the corporate limits of the city; provided, however, that no golf cart may be operated upon any public highway, street, road and alley with a posted speed limit in excess of 30 miles per hour provided, however, that the provisions of this subsection shall not prohibit a golf cart from crossing a street with a posted speed limit greater than 30 miles per hour.. No golf cart shall be operated on, or cross, any interstate highway, federal highway or state highway. (b) No golf cart shall be operated on any public highway, street, road or alley between sunset and sunrise. (c) Every person operating a golf cart on the public highways, streets, roads and alleys of the city shall be subject to all of the duties applicable to a driver of a vehicle imposed by law. Section 2. SAME: VALID DRIVER’S LICENSE REQUIRED; PENALTY. No person shall operate a golf cart on any public highway, street, road or alley within the corporate limits of the city unless such person has a valid driver’s license. Violation of this section is punishable by a fine of not more than $1,000 or by imprisonment for not more than six months or by both such fine and imprisonment. Section 3. SAME; DEFINITION: “Golf cart” means a motor vehicle that has not less than three wheels in contact with the ground, an unladen weight of not more than 1,800 pounds, is designed to be operated at not more than 25 miles per hour and is designed to carry not more than four persons, including the driver. Section 4. SAME; PENALTY. Unless specifically provided herein, a violation of this section shall be deemed an ordinance traffic infraction. Upon an entry of a plea of guilty or no contest or upon being convicted of such violation, the penalty imposed shall be in accordance with Section 201, 2014 Standard Traffic Ordinance, and amendments thereto, or such other similar provision as the city may then have in effect. Section 5. SAME; DISPLAY OF SLOW-MOVING VEHICLE EMBLEM. (a) It shall be illegal to operate a golf cart on any public highway, street, road or alley within the corporate limits of the city unless such vehicle displays a slow moving vehicle emblem on the rear of the vehicle. (b) For the purpose of this section, “slow-moving vehicle emblem” has the same meaning as contained in K.S.A. 8-1717, and amendments thereto. (c) The slow-moving vehicle emblem shall be mounted and displayed in compliance with K.S.A. 8-1717, and amendments thereto.

[OPTIONAL] Section 6. SAME; INSURANCE REQUIRED; PENALTY: (a) Every owner of a golf cart shall provide liability coverage in accordance with Section 200 of the 2014 Standard Traffic Ordinance, and amendments thereto, and the Kansas Automobile Injury Reparations Act, K.S.A. 40-3101, et seq., and amendments thereto. (b) All provisions of Section 200 of the 2016 Standard Traffic Ordinance, and amendments thereto, including penalty provisions, shall be applicable to all owners and operators of golf carts. Section 7: SAME; REGISTRATION AND LICENSE; FEE; APPLICATION; INSPECTION; PENALTY: (a) Before operating any golf cart any public highway, street, road or alley within the corporate limits of the city and each calendar year thereafter, the vehicle shall be registered with the city and a license shall be obtained and placed on the golf cart. The license fee shall be fifty dollars and no cents ($50.00) per calendar year, payable in advance to the City Clerk. The full amount of the license fee shall be required regardless of the time of year that the application is made. (b) Application for registration of a golf cart shall be made by the owner, or owner’s agent, in the office of the City Clerk. The application shall be made upon forms provided by the city and each application shall contain the name of the owner, the owner’s residence address, or bona fide place of business, a brief description of the vehicle to be registered (including make, model and serial number, if applicable). Proof of insurance, as required in Section 6 shall be furnished at the time of application for registration. (c) Prior to the issuance of the registration and license, each applicant for a golf cart license shall first present such vehicle for an official inspection. If, upon inspection and completion of the registration application, such vehicle is found to be in safe mechanical condition, and upon establishing proof of insurance and payment of the fees herein provided, a license shall be issued to the owner who shall attach it to the vehicle. The license shall be displayed in such a manner as to be clearly visible from the rear of the vehicle. The license number on the application will be accounted for and then filed in the police department. The inspection fee shall be fifty dollars and no cents ($50.00) per calendar year, payable in advance to the City Clerk. The full amount of the license fee shall be required regardless of the time of year that the application is made. (d) It is unlawful for any person to willfully or maliciously remove, destroy, mutilate or alter such licenses during the time in which the same is operative. (e) The license issued hereunder is not transferrable. In the event of sale or other transfer of ownership of any vehicle license under the provisions of this section, the existing license and the right to use the numbered license shall expire, and the license shall be removed by the owner. It is unlawful for any person other than the person to whom the license was originally issued to have the same in his possession. (f) In the event a license is lost or destroyed, the City Clerk, upon proper showing by the licensee and the payment of a fee of twentyfive dollars and no cents ($25.00), shall issue a new license in ac-

cordance with the provisions of this section. (g) It shall be unlawful for any person to: (1) Operate, or for the owner thereof knowingly to permit the operation, upon a public street, road, highway, or alley within the corporate limits of the city any golf cart, as defined herein, which is not registered and which does not have attached thereto and displayed thereon the license assigned thereto by the city for the current registration year. (2) Display, cause or permit to be displayed, or to have in possession, any registration receipt, registration license or registration decal knowing the same to be fictitious or to have been canceled, revoked, suspended or altered. A violation of this subsection (2) shall constitute an unclassified misdemeanor punishable by a fine of not less than $___ and forfeiture of the item. A mandatory court appearance shall be required of any person violating this subsection. (3) Lend to or knowingly permit the use by one not entitled thereto any registration receipt, registration license plate or registration decal issued to the person so lending or permitting the use thereof. (4) Remove, conceal, alter, mark or deface the license number plate, plates or decals, or any other mark of identification upon any work-site utility vehicle. Licenses shall be kept clean and placed as required by law so as to be plainly visible and legible. (5) Carry or display a registered number plate or plates or registration decal upon any golf cart not lawfully issued for such vehicle. (6) Any person convicted of a violation of any of the provisions of this section, shall for the first conviction thereof be punished by a fine of not more than $100.00; for a second such conviction within one year thereafter, such person shall be punished by a fine of not more than $200.00; upon a third or subsequent conviction within one year after the first conviction, such person shall be punished by a fine of not more than $300.00. Section 8. REPEALER. All other ordinances or parts of other ordinances in conflict herewith, including ordinances contained within the “Standard Traffic Ordinance for Kansas Cities” as adopted in Chapter 14, Article 1 of the Code of the City of Goddard, Kansas, are repealed. However, any section of an existing ordinance not in conflict herewith is not repealed and remains in full force and effect. Section 9. PUBLICATION; EFFECTIVE DATE: This ordinance shall be published one time in the official city newspaper, The Goddard Times/Sentinel and shall take effect and be in force from and after said publication. Passed by the city council this 6th day of September, 2016, and signed by the mayor on the 6th day of September, 2016. /s/ Marcey Gregory, Mayor ATTEST: /s/ Teri Laymon, City Clerk [SEAL]


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Monday night football

Staff photos/Travis Mounts

The Cheney Cardinals went from “Friday Night Lights” to “Monday Nigh Football” when their game with Belle Plaine was delayed by last week’s flooding. Most area teams saw part or all of their games postponed to Saturday, but Cheney kicked off Monday evening. Read more about the weather’s impact on football schedules on Page 1A. TOP: Quarterback Micah Grover dives into the end zone for a first-half touchdown. ABOVE: Champ the Cardinal flexes his muscles during a break in the action.



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IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE OF DONALD R. MICHAEL, DECEASED. CASE NO. 2016-PR-000980-DE Pursuant to K.S.A. Ch. 59 NOTICE OF HEARING AND NOTICE TO CREDITORS THE STATE OF KANSAS TO ALL PERSONS CONCERNED: You are hereby notified that on August 22, 2016, a Petition was filed in this Court by Jessica A. McFarland, Co–Executor named in the Last Will and Testament of Donald R. Michael, deceased, dated August 10, 2006, praying that the Will filed with the Petition be admitted to probate and record; that the Petitioner and Paul M. Michael be appointed as Co– Executors without bond; and that they be granted Letters Testamentary. You are required to file your written defenses thereto on or before the 28th day of September, 2016, at 10:00 o’clock a.m., in the Sedgwick County Probate Courthouse, 1900 E. Morris, Wichita, Kansas, at which time and place said cause will be heard. Should you fail therein, judgment and decree will be entered in due course upon the Petition. All creditors are notified to exhibit their demands against the Estate within four (4) months from the date of the first publication of this notice, as provided by law, and if their demands are not thus exhibited, they shall be forever barred. JESSICA A. McFARLAND, Petitioner KENNETH H. JACK DAVIS & JACK, L.L.C. 2121 W. Maple P.O. Box 12686 Wichita, KS 67277 Attorney for Petitioner

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Rain tests drainage and stormwater systems The storm and flooding events over the past several weeks have been devastating to many folks on the south side of the metropolitan area, including Haysville and Clearwater. The volume and frequency of rain deluged some areas. Both storm water and groundwater issues have affected many people’s lives and property. For most of my term as Sedgwick County Commissioner, there have been nagging issues concerning drainage, large rain events and projects to mitigate the issues we have from very flat topography and high groundwater. In some cases we have found funding for projects, while others have languished because of budgetary restraints or un-cooperative property owners. In either case, solutions, funding and the public must come together to deal with the kind of problems we have experienced this year. I am dedicated to having the conversation and moving ahead with taking on projects. Our Storm Water Advisory Board did yeoman’s work several years ago in compiling and prioritizing all the drainage and storm water projects for the whole county. The price tag was daunting and fiscal gridlock put action on the list at a standstill.

seriously and are working to create solutions. Unfortunately, the incidents this time were widespread and numerous, which compounded knowing every single problem that individuals were having. If you need to connect with me or have feedback about drainage, storm water issues, groundwater issues, or other rain related or caused issues, please contact me at 316-6609300 or email me at

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Most of the projects described are still pertinent and needed today to mitigate and solve many of the issues that manifest themselves in extremely rainy seasons. I have connected with many individuals who have had damage and many more that are threatened by water movement and groundwater levels. I know I haven’t been able to visit with everyone. I can assure you that the county’s first responders, public works staff, and our county manager’s office takes every incident of extreme water issues

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CITY OF CHENEY FLOODPLAIN MANAGEMENT PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE OFFICIAL NOTICE TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN AND TO ALL INTERESTED PARTIES: Notice is hereby given that on Monday, October 3, 2016 at 7:00 p.m. in the City Hall, 131 N. Main Street, Cheney, Kansas, the City of Cheney Floodplain Management and Planning Commission and will hold a public meeting to consider: (1) Revisions to Floodplain Regulations in Ordinance 802 For a more details or to see flood maps in advance of the meeting call City of Cheney Floodplain Manager at (316) 542-3622. IF YOU REQUIRE SPECIAL ACCOMMODATION (I.E. QUALIFIED INTERPRETER, HEARING ASSISTANCE, ETC.) IN ORDER TO PARTICIPATE IN THIS MEETING, PLEASE NOTIFY THE CITY OF CHENEY CLERK (316) 542-3622 NO LATER THAN 48 HOURS PRIOR TO THE SCHEDULED COMMENCEMENT OF THE MEETING Certified this 13th, September, 2016 Randall Oliver, City of Cheney Floodplain Administrator

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SUMMARY OF CITY OF GARDEN PLAIN ORDINANCE NO. 673 Notice is hereby given that the Governing Body of the City of Garden Plain, Kansas did, on the 7th day of September 2016; pass Ordinance No. 673, executing the Fifth Amendment to the loan agreement between Garden Plain, Kansas and the State of Kansas, acting by and through the Kansas Department of Health and Environment for the purpose of obtaining a loan from the Kansas Water Pollution Control Revolving Fund for the purpose of financing a Wastewater Treatment Project; establishing a dedicated source of revenue for repayment of such loan; authorizing and approving certain documents in connection therewith; and authorizing certain other actions in connection with the Fifth Amendment to the Loan Agreement. The complete text of the Ordinance may be obtained or viewed free of charge at the office of the City Clerk of Garden Plain. Additionally, the full text of the Ordinance may be viewed on the City’s official website for a minimum of one week following the date of this publication. I hereby certify that this summary of Ordinance No. 673 is legally accurate and sufficient for publication, pursuant to the provisions of K.S.A. 12-3007. /s/ Shawn Elliott Garden Plain City Attorney

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Respecting the national anthem, as well as our rights

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

No, we’re not bringing that couch home Well, it happened. Again. Rains that swelled creeks, rivers and drainage basins in this area were absolutely torrential this past week, and the impact was felt far and wide. Flooding was widespread all along the Ninnescah, Arkansas and Walnut rivers, and I got to see the impact of that flooding between Clearwater and Winfield last Friday. Wow…in the stretch of just a few miles, between Clearwater and the Mulvane exit on the Kansas Turnpike, we saw three vehicles that had gotten washed into ditches along roadways. I also heard news reports of water rescues that had to be made south of Clearwater. And just the day before, I had been directly involved in some major evacuation efforts along the Walnut River in Winfield. My girlfriend Kim and I had gone to Winfield on Thursday of last week to set up our camper for the Walnut Valley Festival, which officially starts this Thursday. Friday was supposed to be the start of several days of vacation and relaxation for us, but that just wasn’t in the cards. By Friday morning, we were evacuating. Like… now. The Walnut River was rising, so we were packing. I don’t think I’ve ever broken down my camper that fast, or with that much determination. We were a little freaked

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

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

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

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

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

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hit a record flood stage in Belle Plaine and caused issues in and around that

town in northeast Sumner County. Mulvane, which saw its downtown hammered by flooding recently, saw additional flooding last week from the Arkansas River. Areas along the Walnut River also flooded, includ-

ing in Winfield at the Cowley County Fairgrounds where “land rush” for the annual Walnut Valley Festival was going on. An evacuation took place Friday, and there was some loss of property including at least one van as well as many

smaller camping items. The entire fairgrounds was underwater through the weekend, and it was not immediately know if the festival would take place at the fairgrounds or if it would move to another location.

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Information from the National Weather Service office showed more than a foot of rain fell in an area from north of Viola into the southwest part of Wichita. That rain quickly swelled the Ninnescah River, creating flooding

conditions around Clearwater. More than a foot of rain also fell in an area running from Mulvane and extending into southern Butler County, which raised the Arkansas River and flooded the Walnut River.

If you are a victim of the flood: • Drink only treated water. Wash your hands after contact with flood water or items that have been in flood water. Germs and other contaminants in untreated flood water can make you sick with symptons such as diarrhea and stomach cramps. If you have these symptoms, contact your doctor. • If you have a contaminated water well, boil water until your well has been decontaminated or until it has been inspected. Wells can be contaminated by pesticides, animal waste, chemicals, petroleum products and other materials. Private wells can be affected if flood waters get into the water line or come too close to a well head. Floods can also cause wastewater systems to fail. • Disinfect surfaces that have been in flood water. Wear rubber boots, gloves and eye protection. Do not breathe in fumes. If cleaning inside, open windows and doors to allow fresh air to enter. Do not mix bleach with ammonia or any other clean. ABOVE: A home near Clearwater is surround by floodwaters on Friday. More than 12 inches of weater fell on Thursday and Friday. LEFT: A water rescue by the Sedgwick County emergency crews on K-42 highway, just west of the Ninnescah Bridge between Clonmel and Viola. The house in the far right is the victims’ home.

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County candidates to participate in forum Staff report

Candidates for the District 2 and District 3 seats on the Sedgwick County Commission will participate in a candidates’ forum Saturday, at Wichita Public Library’s central downtown location. The forum, hosted by the Wichita chapter of Women for Kansas, will

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begins at First Baptist Church. That evemt will be held from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. each day of the festival. It’s a chance to see what the local talent has to offer, from paintings and drawings to quilts and crocheted items. One of the most popular events in years past, the chili feed and community bingo night, will be held from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at Clearwater Elementary East. A button is needed for both events. In addition, adults pay $4 to enter the chili and bingo event, and children 12 and under are $2. Bingo begins following the chili feed, with prizes being awarded after. Bright and early Saturday morning, the annual fishing contest will be held at Chisholm Ridge ponds from 7 to 9 a.m. The allages event requires a button to attend, and prizes will be awarded for largest fish, second largest fish and most fish. Each contestant can bring one pole and can fish at either pond. “It’s a bunch of worms and water,” Prey said. “We’re trying to get the kids away from their iPads and into the outdoors.” Beginning at 10 a.m., everything from decorated floats, bicycles and cars will begin making their way through the heart of Clearwater in the annual

be held from 3 to 5 p.m. in the library’s third-floor auditorium. The District 2 candidates are incumbent Democrat Tim Norton and Republican challenger Michael O’Donnell. The District 3 candidates are independent Marcey Gregory and Republican David Dennis. Dennis defeated commis-

sion incumbent Karl Peterjohn in the Republican primary Aug. 2. The candidates will briefly answer questions pertinent to Sedgwick County issues. Time permitting, the audience may submit questions for candidates. According to Women for Kansas, the event “will

not be a debate, but a forum for candidates to express where they stand on the issues.” Women for Kansas describes itself as a nonpartisan group that advocates election of moderate candidates to public office. For more information, visit www.womenforkansas. org.

Clearwater Fall Festival parade. Floats that best exemplify this year’s festival theme will win prizes. An art and craft fair will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Clearwater United Methodist Church. Vendors range from the Clearwater Booster Club to Scentsy. A button is needed for entry. The Ducky Dash will also be held on Saturday, at the city park from 2 to 3 p.m. It is an event to help support the Clearwater

Chamber of Commerce. Festivalgoers will race plastic yellow ducks down the spillway. The Chamber will have a booth set up at the fall festival to sell duck adoptions. Ducks c a n also be adopted at SKT, H o m e Bank, Emprise Bank, City Hall and Clearwater Family Practice. The cost to adopt is $5 per duck or six ducks for $25. There is a pet contest from 2 to 3 p.m. in the festival tent. A button is required to enter a pet into

the contest. At 6:30 p.m. in the commons of Clearwater High School, an Alumni and Friends dinner will be held, welcoming all former students, faculty and friends of the high school. A street dance is the last event on Saturday, from 8 to 11 p.m. on the festival’s main stage near Buckner Creek. There’s a kids dance, as well as a dance for adults. City-wide garage sales will be held each day of the festival.

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September 15, 2016 Page 1B

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Garden Plain resident Mick Rausch, left, accepts the Sedgwick County Friend of Agriculture award from Sedgwick County Farm Bureau president, and Clearwater resident, Max Tjaden.

Rausch named Friend of Agriculture By Michael Buhler

It might not be a stretch to call Mick Rausch a farmer’s farmer. The Garden Plain native started milking cows as a child and has been a farmer in his own right since getting married in 1976. He and his wife, Nancy, received the Sedgwick County Farm Family of the Year award in 2012 and Rausch also has worked for Kansas farmers as part of the Kansas Farm Bureau for many years. Therefore, it should come as no surprise that Rausch was named as this year’s Sedgwick County Friend of Agriculture for his efforts – well, as no surprise to anyone except him. “I didn’t really expect it and I didn’t think that I did that much to deserve it really,” Rausch said. “Thanks to the board for doing this. It’s quite an honor.” Rausch and his wife spent much of their farming career raising dairy cows until he retired from doing so three years ago in March. He still keeps busy raising wheat, and has mixed milo and soybeans into the rotation in recent years. In addition to farming, Rausch is a member of his township’s board and does some road maintenance for the township when he isn’t farming. Rausch was on the was on co-op board for many years before now-State Sen. Dan Kerschen persuaded him to join the Kansas Farm Bureau more than a decade ago. “Dan Kerschen was getting off of farm bureau and he was looking for somebody to take his place,” Rausch said. “He suggested me and I resisted at first, because I didn’t think anything would be as challenging as being on co-op board. But after I got into it, it’s different and you’re able to help.” Rausch and his wife have both kept busy on behalf of the Kansas Farm Bureau. The Rausches traveled to Washington, D.C. earlier this year to connect with lawmakers on behalf of farmers and the couple also visited Washington and talked to lawmakers in 2010. “I really got in to make a difference on the political

side because if we don’t do anything, somebody who doesn’t have any clue about farming is going to make those changes for us,” Mick Rausch said. “It’s up to us to try to educate them and teach them how farming really is – what it takes to be a farmer and what our concerns are.” It should come as no surprise that Mick Rausch enjoys his work with the Kansas Farm Bureau. “You get to meet people from around the state when

we have our annual farm bureau meeting up in Manhattan,” Mick Rausch said. “It’s kind of a big family reunion – I get to see farmers from all over the state that I’ve made connections with. When you think about it, we’re all farmers trying to make a living, even though we live in different parts of the state.” Last but not least, farming is in Mick Rausch’s blood. “I don’t know anything any different, really,”

Rausch said with a laugh. “It’s all I’ve ever wanted to do. I knew when I was a kid that I wanted to be a farmer. My confirmation name is Isidore, who is the patron saint of farmers, so I knew since I was a kid that it’s all I really wanted to do. I enjoy watching something grow or watching a baby calf hit the ground and take those first steps. It’s always fun – it feels like you’ve accomplished something.”

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Gruenbacher is a champion for soybeans By Michael Buhler

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Farming is a family effort for the Carps, who have been named Sedgwick County Farm Family of the Year.

Carps named Farm Family of the Year

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William Carp has been farming for more than 30 years and has had much success in the business, but he believes that it’s the efforts of his wife, Joy, and teenage sons, Brandon and Gavin, that make the success of W.W. Carp Farm possible. Those efforts have earned the Carps the Sedgwick County Farm Family of the Year award for 2016. “We’re proud that we were honored that way and that we were recognized as Farm Family of the Year,” Carp said. “We’re honored that others recognize the contributions that we make.” Farming is a team effort for the Carps. Carp’s sons help him farm, especially during the summer and during the harvest. Brandon runs the combine and Gavin run the grain cart, freeing Carp to do other work on behalf of the farm. It also gives him a chance to teach them the ways of farming. “That gives me a chance to do some of the management responsibilities at the end of the day, to go around and see where we’re headed with the combine next,” Carp said, “and to go and see what needs to go on with the land and the wheat ground. It gives me a chance to get caught up and to get away from doing the actual stuff for a couple of hours every evening.” Carp’s wife, Joy, is the

farm’s bookkeeper and also runs the grain cart during harvest. “My wife is the greatest help,” Carp said. “She’s probably the reason I’m successful. She took over the book work many years back. I did it myself for a long time when the kids were young, but as they started getting older and didn’t need full-time attention, she took that off my plate. That just frees me up tremendously to be able to do a lot of things that took time.” The Carps live near Wichita and grow corn, soybeans, milo and wheat on 3,500 acres – most of which is in northwestern Sedgwick County, but some of it is in Pratt County. “That’s been interesting having two farms 80 miles apart,” Carp said. “The diversification is interesting. It’s two different worlds to some extent, but it’s interesting. It’s exciting for our boys when we go away from home to do stuff from time to time. It adds an interesting aspect that most farms don’t have. I’m not saying it’s great, but it’s sure got some attributes and it’s got some drawbacks.” Carp was not always a crop farmer. His family was involved in hog feeding when he was growing up, but Carp decided to blaze his own trail. His family later got out of hog feeding when urban sprawl forced them to do so.

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for soy oil and biodiesel turned out to be a good one.” Gruenbacher said that he spends about 60 days away from his farm every year at meetings, which should come as no surprise since his efforts on behalf of soybeans takes him around the world promoting soybeans, soybean meal, soy oil and biodiesel. China, Mexico and Japan are the biggest soybean markets now, but Gruenbacher said that the Kansas Soybean Commission now is looking toward India – home to approximately 23 percent of the world’s population. “Hopefully it’ll be a new market for us so we can grow more soybeans,” Gruenbacher said. “Twenty-five percent of the people are 25 and younger in India. They don’t live very long because they don’t have any protein in their food supply, so hopefully down the road that’s going to be a huge market.” Gruenbacher also is a

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supporter of another renewable fuel – ethanol. “Gas and diesel would be $4 or $5 like it was 3-4 years ago before biodiesel and ethanol,” Gruenbacher said. “There would be a lot more farmers going broke right now. It’s really been a blessing that we got ethanol going – and most of our corn goes to ethanol plants now. Ten to 15 years ago, it went to dairies and feed lots, but now almost all of our corn goes to ethanol.” Gruenbacher began farming with his father in 1971 while in college. Gruenbacher got an accounting degree with an economics minor in 1972 and began raising soybeans the following year. “I started farming with my dad,” Gruenbacher said. “About 8-9 years ago, my son came with us. He graduated with an agronomy degree from Fort Hays State. … Together it’s worked out good for us. He’s good on the agronomy end and I’m good on the business end.”

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“My family didn’t grow crops – they were 100 percent hog feeders,” Carp said. “I didn’t grow up crop farming – I just got attracted to it, I suppose. The way that happened is the family had the hog business and while I didn’t have anything adverse to the hog business, it wasn’t mine. I thought ‘I want to do something on my own,’ and I found myself (crop) farming.” Carp has been farming in his own right since the early to mid 1980s and has seen many changes, including the growth of no-till farming and other technologies. “The two biggest changes would be going from lots of tillage to very little tillage,” Carp said. “The technology with the autosteer GPS and all of that is big – the GPS-controlled stuff would probably be the biggest change that I see every day and that I think of every day.”

Dennis Gruenbacher started growing soybeans in 1973, so it should be no surprise that he is a proponent of anything to do with the crop. Those efforts have led to him joining the Kansas Soybean Commission – including a stint as the commission’s chairman – and also to him joining the National Biodiesel Board in 2010. Those efforts on behalf of soybean growers also are a big reason why he was named the recipient of this year’s Sedgwick County Distinguished Service to Agriculture Award and also as the Kansas Friend of Agriculture recipient. “My goal is to make things better for farmers,” Gruenbacher said. “That’s why I’ve been really influential in the soybean commission and biodiesel stuff. It’s creating more markets for our crops.” One of the big reasons that Gruenbacher is active on behalf of biodiesel is that its main ingredient comes from soybeans. “Forty-six percent of biodiesel is made out of soy oil,” Gruenbacher said. The recent growth of the biodiesel industry has been a major boon for soybean growers, leading to better prices for soybeans and soy oil. “Probably 8-10 years ago, we were pretty well given soy oil away,” Gruenbacher said. “We grew soybean for the soybean meal, but the soy oil we pretty well had to give away. We started looking for uses

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No-till practices preserve soil By Michael Buhler

Todd Kissinger might not have planned to get into conservation farming, but he has bought into the program to say the least. Kissinger’s efforts on behalf of soil conservation have earned him this year’s Sedgwick County Natural Resource Award. “It was really nice to be honored,” Kissinger said. “They asked us to put together a deal for the state and we showed all the work that we’ve been doing as far as tree removal, no-till and just doing different things. It was really nice to be recognized for that.” Kissinger farms land east of Mulvane and near

Rose Hill and Belle Plaine. He lives four miles north of Udall and got into soil conservation when a prospective landlord asked him to do so. “We had a landlord that we just rented some farm ground from probably about 7-10 years ago and he wanted his farm notilled,” Kissinger said. “At the time, we were just doing regular conventional till farming, and he said, ‘Hey if you guys rent this, I’d really like my you guys to no-till it.’ Our landlord is really the one that was looking ahead and got us started doing it.” No-till farming led to cover crops, and then to Kissinger removing trees

from pastures to make for healthier pastures and also to prevent overgrazing. Kissinger got involved with the Kansas division of the Natural Resources Conservation Service to make this happen. “We started working with Rob Stutzman and Mike Wallace there at the NRCS,” Kissinger said. “We sat down, put a plan together, got it done and got our goals met.” Working with the NRCS and with the Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) has been a big plus for Kissinger and his conservation efforts. “That’s really helped us out quite a bit,” Kissinger

said. “They showed us the programs that we can do. Working with them is what’s really helped us, trying to get started down that path.” Kissinger’s conservation efforts have paid many dividends through the years, especially in light of the recent heavy rains in south-central Kansas. “Another reason we got into the no-till farming was that it has been a lot better on our terraces,” Kissinger said. “It’s nice to watch our fields drain out clear instead of watching topsoil run off into the ditches. We’re not losing our topsoil as fast as what we were when we were working the ground.”

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A tough year for agriculture Record crops, low commodity prices and stalled trade negotiations spell difficult times for Kansas farmers and ranchers in 2016. That’s the consensus of many ag producers throughout the Sunflower State. After many harvested one of the best wheat crop in years, farmers felt good. That’s when the reality of low sale prices for this commodity set in. Like many other small businesses, inputs to produce a bumper crop generally entail an abundance of input costs as well. Except for lower fuel prices, most agricultural inputs remain high and continue to rise. Drive through rural communities, especially in the western half of Kansas, and you’ll see huge, long piles of wheat lying on the ground. Talk to farmers and ranchers and they’ll tell you their nearterm economic prospects don’t look good. While fall row crop harvest has recently begun, there’s a huge shortage of storage space for the expected bumper crops of

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Williamson farm named Century Farm By Michael Buhler

Hugh Williamson has not been a full-time farmer for many years. Therefore, he is quick to give credit to others for his farm winning this year’s Sedgwick County Century Farm award. “Everybody else did it,” Williamson said. “I just followed up.” However, his farm has a very long history. The history of the Williamson farm dates back to the 1800s, possibly as far back as 1874. His grandmother, Lucenda Strothers, bought 80 acres of land near Clonmel from A.M. Moehler for $100 back then, beginning the history of the farm. “It’s been there quite a while,” Williamson said. “Now it’s titled under the Williamson Family Trust.” The farm was left to Williamson’s mother and Williamson – who was born in 1930 – farmed it from 1946 to 1955. “I farmed it for a few years,” Williamson said. “Then I just decided to quit it and went to work out on my own.” Williamson retired from full-time farming in

1955 after a car accident cracked a bone in his neck. He worked for Frontier Chemical from 1956 to 1994 and worked for 19 years at Webb Shinkle Mortuary after that. Williamson also does some work in recycling. Howard Janzen currently farms the land – which grows wheat and milo – but Williamson’s three daughters stand to inherit the farm. Williamson has bought other farmland near Clonmel and has added waterways on each side of the creek on some of that ground, and he also has added terraces to preserve the ground that was washing away. Despite his age, Williamson still is going strong. “I’m getting up there too – I’m 86,” Williamson said. “I still do a day’s work a lot of times. I don’t all the time, but I can outwork a lot of these kids.” Hugh Williamson, left, accepted the congratulations of those in attendance at the Sedgwick County Farm Bureau banquet. His farm has been in the family since the 1800s.

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Water supply not limitless Water supply is one of the global goals that KState has determined to be important to communities. How many of us are water conscious? Do you turn the water off while brushing your teeth or shaving or do you allow it to run? Do you use “extra” water for other uses instead of pouring down the sink? Did you grow up with little water supply such as during the Depression? What are your thoughts on the amount of water we have in our aquifers? Do you understand where the water comes from? All of these are questions that each of us need to explore and make sense of in order to be kind stewards to our world. Truth is that we are water limited, and the myth of unlimited water must be dispelled. Many people believe that the rain and what is already in the ground will equal out to what we need. Actually, there is a shortage of water in many areas of the world, and the water consumption per day exceeds the supply. Many areas of the world are depleting the aquifers, causing extreme changes in water supply. As a nation we must develop an understanding of how large scale water practices are impacting our climate and water supply. Water management practices must be

explored and determine whether these are sustainable practices or if new ideas must be implemented for the future. This is not solely a farming challenge or for the food industry. Food production is largely to blame for the extreme water usage. Better management of this resource would have a hugely positive impact on our water supply. Increased crop production with water saving in mind will assist this goal. What can each of us do? Most of us know to not let the water run while doing an activity such as shaving, brushing teeth or washing dishes. Additional methods to save water include only washing full loads of dishes or laundry. While researching this topic, some easy and inexpensive ideas surfaced. To use less water for toilets, try putting a plastic bottle full of sand or pebbles in the tank to raise the water level. Put water in the refrigerator instead of running water in the sink to get a cool drink. Being good conservators of our natural products should be a way of life. Strive this week to keep the extra water loss down to a minimum. Each little bit adds to a greater whole which is what we are striving for as a community. Make an effort to teach the children for future good practices.

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Cheney volleyball wins Coleman Classic By Michael Buhler

The Cheney Cardinals have gotten off to a hot start on the volleyball court this season – and they have their first tournament title of the year to prove it. The Cardinals ran the table at the Coleman Classic in Haven last Saturday, winning all five matches in straight sets to take home the first-place trophy. Cheney defeated Sterling 25-14, 25-14, Trin-

ity Catholic 25-14, 25-9, Kingman 25-16, 25-11, Haven 25-11, 25-10 and Garden Plain 25-16, 2511. Add a pair of three-set wins in Lindsborg last Tuesday against Smoky Valley (23-25, 25-11, 2725) and Hesston (25-27, 25-20, 25-23), and the Cardinals are 10-1 entering this week. “Last week was a big week for us,” Cheney coach Sara Walkup said.

“We had a pretty long travel to Smoky Valley and came out with two hardfought close wins. It was fun to watch this team fight for each point and adjust every match to find a way to score.” At Haven last Saturday, the Cardinals dominated, winning each set by at least nine points and even sweeping archrival Garden Plain handily. “The Haven tournament was one of many goals

for the girls this season and I feel like they made a statement with their performances,” Walkup said. “We had to adjust as we played, but we kept getting better and improving each match. It was a great day of volleyball for us. Maddy Freund and Haley Albers were great on Saturday – lots of smart plays and kills when we needed them. Honestly, each girl on the team got better this week, though. It was fun

to watch them grow.” Last Tuesday at Lindsborg, Maddy Freund had 14 kills against Hesston, while Haley Albers added eight and Emily Monson finished with five. Albers had a pair of aces, while Freund and Kristen Wewe each had 13 digs and Monson added 10. Kirstin Campbell and Emma Albers had 18 and 14 assists against Hesston, respectively. Monson and Haley Al-

bers each had eight kills against Smoky Valley, while Freund added five. Haley Albers also had eight blocks, while she and Kennedy Higgins had a pair of aces each and Campbell had 13 assists. Cheney heads to Rose Hill on Thursday for a quadrangular against the host school, Great Bend and Garden Plain, then heads to Whitewater on Tuesday to take on Remington and Trinity Catholic.

Owls second at Haven By Michael Buhler

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Cheney’s Haley Albers, left, goes up for a block against Garden Plain’s Michelle Youngers when the teams faced off at the Coleman Classic volleyball tournament in Haven. The Cardinals edged the Owls on Saturday.

The Garden Plain Owls volleyball team made it all the way to the final game of the Coleman Classic in Haven last week before suffering its first loss of the season to Cheney. The Owls lost 16-25, 11-25 to finish second at the tournament. “Cheney was ready for us, and ultimately we weren’t ready for them, and that falls back on me,” Garden Plain coach Gina Clark said. “They return a lot of talent, experience, and were certainly fired up to play us. We weren’t happy with our performance, but we know the one thing about our schedule is that we will see them at least two more times this year – and possibly four more times – so we’ll just keep on working to improve our game.” Earlier in the day Saturday, the Owls defeated Haven 25-17, 2515, then got by Kingman 25-17, 25-16 and beat Trinity Catholic 2521, 25-21 before defeating Sterling 25-16, 25-18 to set up a championship battle with Cheney. “We played a solid match against Kingman,” Clark said. “They are a tough team with lots of returners and hitters with big swings. Our kids did a good job serving zones and keeping Kingman from getting quality swings. I was proud of Piper Bourne, Ryann Flax, Mi-

chelle Youngers and Taylor Joplin for how they handled Kingman’s jump spin serves. We didn’t allow the toughness of that serve to effect our game. We were prepared for the top spin, and passed them very well.” Flax and Youngers also earned all-tournament honors at Haven. Last Thursday, Garden Plain hit the road to face off with Medicine Lodge and St. John, winning both matches. In the 25-11, 25-11 win over Medicine Lodge, Flax had six kills, while Nikole Puetz added 11 assists. Joplin had three aces and Kara Heimerman added two more. Flax had five aces in a 25-5, 2519 win over St. John. Youngers had seven kills and Flax added six, plus eight digs, while Bourne and Joplin each had seven digs and Puetz had five. Puetz also had 11 assists. “Our first set against St. John set the tone for the match,” Clark said. “Ryann Flax served points 3 through 16, which included five aces and also quite a few serves that kept St. John out-of-system. She’s a tough, aggressive server and St. John couldn’t handle her in their serve receive.” Garden Plain is back on the court Thursday when it heads to Rose Hill to take on the host school, Great Bend and also Cheney.

Missed chances hurt the Indians at Augusta By Travis Mounts

Clearwater lost 20-13 at Augusta on Saturday, playing a day later than scheduled after rain, lightning and flooding played havoc with Friday’s football schedule across the area. In fact, Clearwater was still cut off by flooding to the west and south when this game was played. Missed opportunities were the story of the game for Clearwater. The team had more than one

drive into the red zone in the second half but came away with no points. That included a drive late in the game when the Indians came up inches short on a fourth down play at the Augusta 20-yard line. The Orioles scored a few plays later to seal the victory. “Our heads were kind of down at that point, and they caught us,” said head coach Dirk Ankerholz. Clearwater started the game on a positive note

when Collin Ellis picked up an Augusta fumble and ran for a score and a 7-0 lead in the first quarter. The Orioles tied the game in the first on a 55yard run. Clearwater regained the lead in the second quarter, when Corbin Lill hooked up with Cody Layton for a 16-yard touchdown pass. The Indians led 13-7 after the point-after kick missed, but Augusta found the end zone again before

halftime and took a 14-13 lead into the break. Even though the Indians scored all their points in the first half, Ankerholz said the team moved the better after halftime. The high point was the team’s defense. “Our defense really had the tempo early. They played well Saturday,” he said. “They were sharper and played with a lot more technique. We understood the assignments.”

The Indians ran for 145 yards, led by Ellis with 82 yards and 22 carries. The Orioles picked up 256 yards, with Luke Dockers rambling for 188. Lill passed for 65 yards, completing 4 of 13 attempts. Ellis caught two passes for 35 yards, and Layton caught two for 30 yards. Clearwater stands 1-1 after opening the season with two road games. Now the Indians will play at home for the next two Fridays.

El Dorado comes to town this Friday. The Wildcats fell to Mulvane to start the season, and won 34-18 over Wellington, the team Clearwater defeated 41-13 in week 1. Kickoff is at 7 p.m. Ankerholz said El Dorado likes to throw the ball around. The Wildcats’ spread offense will be a change from Clearwater’s first two opponents, who play more of a “smash-mouth” style, Ankerholz said.

Goddard soccer in tournament championship Eisenhower to play for third By Shana Gregory

It was a wet week for the Goddard and Eisenhower soccer teams. Both had to reschedule their third games in the Goddard Campus Invitational. The Eisenhower Tigers soccer team had an upand-down week, beating the Buhler Crusaders 1-0 then losing to the Garden City Buffaloes 0-1. The Tigers controlled their game against Buhler. “We had young kids step up and play like seniors,” coach Brandon Sommer said. The only goal they scored this week was set up and netted by freshmen Christian Raffinengo and Ethan Doud, “but lots

of people were working hard,” Sommer said. Another standout in the game was junior Trey Greening, who made a one-on-one save against the Crusaders. The Garden City game did not go as well, but the team still gave them a competitive game. “The Buffaloes had to clear two balls off the line to keep their win,” said Sommer. During the first half of the game, the team struggled, giving up a goal in the first 10 minutes, but they rallied in the second half, battling back and stringing passes together while working as a team. Controlling the second half, the team had several shots on goal that Buhler’s goalkeeper had to deal with. Overall, Sommer be-

lieves the Tigers were prepared for the season’s first games. “It’s still early, so there’s always things that are needing to be worked on,” Sommer said. “But my onthe-field leadership was able to adjust the team and take care of issues that arose. But we’ve got to work on corners. We’ve got to defend better and we’ve got to score. “I was absolutely proud of my team, though,” Sommer said. “They played with great attitudes.” Eisenhower played Haysville earlier this week, Newton later in the week, and they finish up their invitational Saturday against Rose Hill. The Lions had a more successful, if also wet, week. Although their third game in the Goddard-

Campus Invitational was also postponed due to rain, the team dominated in both their Winfield and Rose Hill games, beating Winfield 1-0 and Rose Hill 2-1 and making it into the championship game Saturday against Garden City. “We had a good week,” coach Josh Hansen said. “The kids were excited to play. They get pretty geared up for every game. It’s easy to coach them when they’re ready to play. We really fought the entire game as a team and obviously the goal scoring was a highlight.” In the game against Winfield, junior Josh Martinez had his first goal of the season. Sophomore Eian Haislett, the returning leading goal scorer from last year, also got his first goal of the year

against Rose Hill. Although the team played well, Hansen said they still have “minor things to work on, but this week we’ll only have our third game, and there are teams out there that have played five. As long as we keep progressing, I’m happy. We don’t want to step back. We want to step forward.” Outside midfielder Carlos Fernandez performed well in the Rose Hill game. “I give the upper classmen all the credit for that,” Hansen said. “They made him feel welcome, part of the team. The team is meshing really well right now.” Although there weren’t any standout goal scores, junior Rowan Heick, the leading goal scorer for the Lions so far this year,

stepped in every time the team needed him. “He finishes the ball out. When the ball’s bouncing around in the box, somehow he just appears out of nowhere and gets the ball in the goal,” Hansen said. On the practice field, the Lions prepared for their game against Salina Central, ranked second in the state, this week. “It’s going to be a big testament to where we’re at,” Hansen said. ‘We’ve played a little bit of a better team with each game. This team’s going to probably be a better team than we’ve ever seen so far.” Goddard battled Garden City earlier this week, Campus later in the week, and will finish their tournament Saturday against Garden City for the championship.


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Owls 2-0 after Trinity victory

Clearwater takes sixth at Valley Center tourney

By Travis Mounts

It took two days and two locations, but Garden Plain eventually beat the Trinity Academy Knights 33-14. Friday’s game was originally moved from Gard Field to the turf at Eisenhower High, but after the Friday’s rain out the game was continued at Trinity High. “It wasn’t just two different days. We weren’t even using our field,” said head coach Ken Dusenbury. Trinity dominated the game statistically, gaining 429 yards to 226 for the Owls and running 86 plays, nearly three times as many as Garden Plain. The Knights gained 216 yards through the air compared to 124 for the Owls, and had a 213-102 edge rushing. But the Owls controlled the scoreboard. Garden Plain opened a 14-0 lead on Friday, starting with a 51-yard scoring pass from Nate Pauly to Caleb Ellis. It was still 14-0 when the game was stopped during the first quarter on Friday. Shortly after the game resumed Saturday afternoon at Trinity Academy in Wichita, the Knights scored a touchdown to trim the Owls’ lead to 14-6. The Owls added another touchdown for a 21-6 halftime lead when Pauly threw for 12 yards to Drew Wilson. Garden Plain extended its lead to 27-6 when Pauly ran the second-half kickoff back 92 yards.

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Garden Plain’s Caleb Ellis pulls in a pass during the first quarter of the Owls’ game with Wichita Trinity on Friday at Eisenhower High School in Goddard. The game was moved from Garden Plain due to the wet field, and completed Saturday at Trinity.

Trinity added a score in the third quarter, but the Owls answered with an insurance touchdown in the fourth quarter. “I thought our kids responded well to the situation. I thought their kids responded well and played well,” Dusenbury said. “We played better Friday. We got out of our routine and they played well. We lost something in transition.” Garden Plain saw major improvement in terms of penalties. A week after being whistled for fouls nearly two

dozen times, the Owls were called for just two penalties and 20 yards. The Knights ran 52 more plays than the Owls and gained nearly twice as many yards, but converted only 35 percent of their third-down plays. They also went went 4-for-9 on fourth down. “Defensively, we did a good job of playing the next play. They racked up a lot of yards. We made stops at the end of drives. And we did a good job of preventing yards after the catch,” Dusenbury said.

Pauly did the bulk of the running for the Owls, gaining 78 yards on 14 carries. He completed 6 of 7 passes for 124 yards and two touchdowns. Wilson caught three of those passes for 56 yards and a touchdown. Ellis had 52 receiving yards, all on one first-quarter touchdown catch. Garden Plain will host Kearney (Neb.) Catholic Stars on Friday. The Stars were ranked seventh last week in See OWLS, Page 7B

Lions take second at Ark City

Eisenhower sweeps tri at GHS By Michael Buhler

The Eisenhower Tigers made the most of their limited action on the volleyball court last week, sweeping a triangular at Goddard against Valley Center and the host school. Eisenhower downed Valley Center 25-17, 25-21 and defeated Goddard 25-13, 22-25, 25-19 in three sets. Jordan Evans had nine kills and seven digs against Valley Center, while Brooke Smith added seven kills and a pair of blocks. Ryleigh Jackson had five kills, two blocks and five digs, while Trinity Pfaff also had five kills. Alyssa

Arnold added six digs and setter Lainey Kastens had 26 assists. “I was pleased with our play against Valley,” Eisenhower coach Bethany Trimble said. “We’ve been focusing on our ball distribution (recently), especially with trying to get our middles more involved. We were definitely able to do that against Valley, which was due in large part to our passing.” Trimble also was pleased with the Tigers’ play against Goddard, arguably the team’s biggest rival. “Playing at Goddard is always tough as there is

definitely more of a crowd than we have for other league nights,” Trimble said. “We came out strong against them and played well the first set. Then we lost our intensity and the momentum shifted. … Thankfully we made some of those adjustments and did a better job defensively in the third game and were able to come out on top.” Eisenhower traveled to Maize South earlier this week and will head back on Thursday to face the host Mavericks and Wichita North. The Tigers take on Goddard and host Andover on Tuesday.

The Clearwater Indians had some ups and downs on the volleyball court last week, but did manage to make it to the consolation finals of the Valley Center tournament last Saturday. Facing mostly larger schools, the Indians lost three of their four pool play games and played in the consolation bracket, downing host Valley Center 25-21, 25-20 to play Campus for fifth. In that contest, the Colts defeated Clearwater 16-25, 19-25. In pool play, the Indians lost to Rose Hill 12-25, 12-25 and lost an earlier match to Campus 23-25, 24-26, but defeated Salina Central 25-22, 25-22 and lost to Andover 25-18, 2025, 18-25. “Last Saturday was a total team effort,” Clearwater coach Trista Bailey said. “We struggled early, but by the end of the day, I saw individual improvement all over the court. We gained valuable varsity experience and left the gym a better team.” Last Tuesday, the Indians dropped a triangular against Andale and Collegiate Prep, losing to Andale 21-25, 16-25 and to Collegiate 20-25, 20-25. “Last Tuesday was a tough night for us,” Bailey said. “Against Andale, we committed too many errors and self-destructed. Against Collegiate, we did a better job of controlling our errors but struggled to find consistency in our defense. However, we are in the early stages of the season and after every match we learn a little bit more about ourselves and find new ways to improve.” Alli Klausmeyer had six kills against Andale, while Lindsey and Lacey Wolf combined for 16 digs. Grace Pracht added 15 assists. Klausmeyer had eight kills against Collegiate, while Lindsey Wolf added six, plus five digs. Lacey Wolf had 12 digs and Kylee Harman added seven, while Pracht had 19 assists. Clearwater hosted Mulvane and Wellington for a triangular earlier this week and will take on Andale and El Dorado in a triangular on Tuesday.

By Michael Buhler

The Goddard Lions continued their solid play on the volleyball court this season, taking second at the Arkansas City Invitational last Saturday and earning their 10th win of the season along the way. The Lions (10-6) won three of their four games in pool play at Ark City to make it to the semifinals. Goddard lost to Belle Plaine 26-28, 25-22, 2527, but defeated Andover Central 25-23, 20-25, 2521, host Ark City 25-13, 25-20 and Circle 25-18, 25-14.

In the semifinals, the Lions won a rematch with Belle Plaine 25-23, 20-25, 25-12 before falling to Wichita Northwest 15-25, 21-25 in the finals. Goddard was boosted by the season debut of outside hitter Tarra Parks, who recorded 36 kills on the day, while teammate Sydney Morrow added 18 blocks. “Our outside hitter Tarra Parks got to play in her first game of the season and did not disappoint,” Goddard coach Jessica Keys said. The Lions opened last

week by splitting a triangular at home against Eisenhower and Valley Center. Goddard defeated Valley Center 15-25, 25-23, 25-19, but fell to Eisenhower 13-15, 25-22, 19-25. Despite the loss, the Lions earned respect from Eisenhower coach Bethany Trimble. “Goddard is young, but they were tough and will continue to improve as the season goes on,” Trimble said. The Lions return to the court Tuesday at Andover against Eisenhower and the host school.

Cross country roundup

Rain turns runners into ‘tough mudders’ By Sam Jack

Most of the area’s cross country runners competed in Hesston and Wellington on Thursday and Saturday. Rainy, wet conditions were a challenge at both events. “Each race was muddier than the one before it, as over 800 runners covered the same course,” Cheney coach Rich Simmons said, describing conditions at the Swather Special in Hesston. Simmons was pleased with Mollie Reno’s time of 22:14.9, which he said puts her in contention for a trip to State. On the Cheney boys side, Dylan Helten moved from fourth to first during a strong final mile of the 1-3A sophomore race, finishing in 18:48.2. Eisenhower also competed in Hesston last Thursday. The Tigers boys team finished 8th in a field of 12. Grant Clothier, finishing 9th in the senior race, had the best individual time, 18:22.4. Sophomore Ben

Roberts took 8th in his race with a time of 19:06.8. On the girls side, Veronica Embry and Alyssa Nelson finished 9th and 8th in their respective races. Despite the wet conditions in Wellington, everyone on the Clearwater team bested the times they logged at the season’s opening meeting. “We ran well this weekend,” said coach Michael Bredehoft. “Grace Garrison, Hope Struthers and Kaleb Powell all ran really well to medal in the varsity races.” Clearwater’s top runners, Aimee Davis and Tyler Soliz, split off from the rest of the team to preview the State course in Wamego. Soliz placed 36th in a time of 18:42.8, while Davis won her second meet in a row, finishing in 18:52.6 and again opening a large gap between herself and everyone else. “Others started out very

fast, but she stuck to her race plan and ran very even splits,” said Bredehoft. “She pulled away in the second half of the race. Tyler Soliz also ran very well. ... We will continue to look to improve at the Buhler Invitational on Thursday.” Goddard coach James Zimmer noted that “tough mudder conditions” had runners squelching through mud and splashing through puddles in Wellington. “The girls team finished with a third-place team finish, and the boys fought hard for (fifth),” he said. “In both instances, we found that our times were strong, and based on team finishes, we are heading in a direction to be competitive each week.” Kale Ramos’s fifthplace finish, in a time of 17:45.27, led the Lions boys. Kora Taylor paced the girls team, finishing 13th in 22:24.71.

Clearwater, Cheney and Goddard cross country teams will race Thursday at Buhler, starting at 4:30 p.m. Wichita Southeast will host Eisenhower Saturday at the Cessna Activity Center, starting at 9 a.m. The Andale-Garden Plain team will compete at Stafford Thursday starting at 4:30 p.m. Swather Sept. 8



Cheney (1-3A event): Boys Team: 3rd of 17, 149 points. Sr. Boys 5K: Logan Nuessen, 18th, 21:00.0 Jr. Boys 5K: Sam Reno, 5th, 19:17.6; Trey Akler, 15th, 20:42.3; Corbin Meireis, 18th, 21:18.9; Trent Van Nordstrand, 37th, 24:00.3; Matt Atkinson, 40th, 24:31.7; Zach Trego, 42nd, 25:05.1. So. Boys 5K: Dylan Helten, 1st, 18:48.2; Lane Grace, 49th, 28:10.5; Connor Stephenson, 55th, 31:49.0. Fr. Boys 5K: Robert Clear, 26th, 23:14.0; Tyler White, 55th, 27:59.4 Girls Team: 9th of 23, 77 points. Sr. Girls 5K: Kaleigh Black, 19th, 26:22.4; Renee Sturchio, 23rd, 29:13.5.

Jr. Girls 5K: Taton Bennett, 37th, 31:58.33. So. Girls 5K: Blaire Hoeme, 19th, 27:01.7. Fr. Girls 5K: Mollie Reno, 3rd, 22:14.9; Aubrey Ferris, 7th, 24:00.7. Eisenhower (4-6A event): Boys Team: 8th of 12, 360 points. Sr. Boys 5K: Grant Clothier, 9th, 18:22.4; Michael Greening, 19th, 19:47.4; Jason Lu, 30th, 20:37.9; Aaron Embrey, 32nd, 20:54.0; Hans Schrader, 48th, 22:25.3; Quinton Todd, 51st, 23:54.5. Jr. Boys 5K: Austin Ahlsteadt, 31st, 22:18.0; Braden Kerr, 42nd, 23:25.5; Jake Weingartner, 45th, 24:25.7. So. Boys 5K: Ben Roberts, 8th, 19:06.8; Brandon Martin, 24th, 20:05.5; Devin Adams, 26th, 20:12.8; Adam Whitmore, 40th, 21:56.5; Isaac Svihus, 74th, 26:30.8. Girls Team: 7th of 11, 162 points. Sr. Girls 5K: Veronica Embry, 9th, 22:49.1; Katherine Berner, 19th, 25:16.8; Caleb Sifuentez, 28th, 27:33.7; Alexa Noller, 32nd, 29:15.6. So. Girls 5K: Alyssa Nelson, 8th, 23:45.3; Ahlyia Al-Birekdar, 17th, 24:54.2; Brooklyn Terstriep, 19th, 25:03.6; Shelby Coyne, 36th, 29:58.7. Fr. Girls 5K: Kristen Mock, 21st, 25:14.0; Alison Yonce, 31st, 27:00.8

Wellington Invitational, Sept. 10 Clearwater: Boys: Kaleb Powell, 26th, 19:19.4; Zac Randolph, 44th, 20:07.46; Nathan Wells, 51st, 20:51.68; Trevor Soliz, 52nd, 20:53.87; Gavin Mount, 55th, 21:09.74; Logan Mount, 62nd, 22:18.81. Team: 8th of 9, 197 points, top-five average 20:28.43. Girls: Grace Garrison, 12th, 22:10.30; Hope Struthers, 26th, 24:02.87. Goddard: Boys: Kale Ramos, 5th, 17:45.27; Andrew Sheridan, 8th, 18:06.24; Dalton Pruitt, 32nd, 19:31.68; Ethan Delay, 45th, 20:08.65; Jason Henschel, 53rd, 21:02.40; Connor Lancaster, 60th, 22:00.68; Brandon Rose, 67th, 22:55.65. Team: 5th of 9, 125 points, topfive average 19:10.04. Girls: Kora Taylor, 13th, 22:24.71; Shea Witherspoon, 19th, 23:37.78; Kamille Clark, 22nd, 23:52.24; Marissa Brown, 25th, 24:01.24; Shannon Rose, 39th, 25:27.58. Team: 3rd of 5, 85 points, top-five average 23:52.71. Wamego Invitational, Sept. 10 Clearwater (4A event): Boys: Tyler Soliz, 36th, 18:42.8. Girls: Aimee Davis, 1st, 18:52.6.


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Panthers tame the Lions By Travis Mounts

Goddard and Derby were only able to play a half due to severe weather on Friday, but that was enough, as the schools agreed to call it a game with Derby leading 35-6. The Lions’ defense was able to frustrate Derby early. On the Panthers’ first drive, Goddard’s Cole Caraway picked off Derby quarterback Dan Dawdy. Moments later, the Lions’ quarterback Blake Sullivan scored on a 5-yard drive, and Goddard led 6-0. Derby, the defending 6A champion and runaway favorite again this year, showed what it can do by scoring five unanswered touchdowns in the half, including three touchdown runs and two scoring passes. The scoring stretch included touchdown runs of 71 and 55 yards. Sullivan was Goddard’s leading rusher with 52 yards, and Kody Gonzalez added 37. The Lions ran for a total of 96 yards, while the Panthers racked up 184. Sullivan was 1-11 passing. It was a tough night for the Lions, who began their season with a double-overtime win over Olathe Northwest. This Friday, Goddard will host Andover. A rivalry match with Eisenhower looms next week. The Trojans come into the game 2-0 following a threepoint victory over Kapaun-Mt. Carmel last week.

EHS tennis wins tourney By Sam Jack

The Eisenhower High School girls tennis team claimed its first tournament win in program history on Monday at Maize South. Maddie Watson was the champion in No. 1 singles, while Taylor Daugherty was runner-up in No. 2 singles. “The team is looking great,” said coach BradZubke. “After (Tuesday), our varsity team gets a much-needed weekand-a-half off until next Saturday. We’re looking forward to the Tournament of Champions at Collegiate, which has a lot of 3A through 6A schools to show our talent.” The Goddard Lions were also in action at the tournament. The Goddard duo of Shannon Gary and Dori Freund took third in the No. 1 doubles event at Maize South, claiming a win over Riley Wedel and Amy Truong of Eisenhower, who finished fourth. Eisenhower’s No. 2 doubles team, Courtney Reiswig and MyLinh Truong, won their event, beating Goddard’s Morgan Jilka and Makayla Keller 8-3 en route to the title. Jilka and Keller finished fourth. Goddard’s singles players at Maize South were No. 1 Sydney LeFevre and No. 2 Sharon Gary. LeFevre lost in Round 2, 1-8 to Eisenhower’s Watson, but rallied to win third. Gary also lost in the second round, to Daugherty, and ended up finishing fourth. On Tuesday, Sept. 6, the Tigers took second at the Valley Center Invitational, finishing only a point behind first-place Valley Center. Watson, playing No. 1 singles, won both of her pool play matches, defeating Jessica Coleman of Salina South 8-3 and Syd McGrown of Maize 8-1. She then lost to Alayna Macias in the final, 2-8. Eisenhower’s No. 2 doubles entry, Daugherty, won her event, defeating Elle Kabler of Valley Center 8-1 in the final. The No. 1 doubles team of Wedel and Amy Truong ended up in fifth place. After losing both matches in pool play, the team defeated a Conway Springs duo 8-3. The No. 2 doubles team – MyLinh and Kelly Truong – finished in fourth on the strength of an 8-1 pool play victory against Brooke Teter and Jenna Van Echaute of Maize. The Goddard Lions girls team competed in the Salina Central tournament Saturday, Sept. 10. LeFevre, seeded third in the tournament, finished as runner-up in the singles competition, behind the top-seeded Ellea Ediger of McPherson. Ediger lost only two games on the way to the tournament title, including a game she gave up to Goddard’s Sharon Gary in the second round and a game she surrendered to LeFevre in the final. Gary finished in 16th place. Goddard’s doubles teams lost both first-round matches but had success in the losers’ bracket. Morgan Jilka and Makayla Keller won three matches in a row before succumbing to an Ark City duo 6-8. They finished in 18th place. Shannon Gary and Dori Freund lost a round earlier to the same Ark City team, then beat a Salina Central duo to claim 19th in a match that went to a tiebreaker. Goddard played at its home tournament earlier this week and competes at the Ark City tournament Thursday and at a Wichita Collegiate tournament Tuesday. Eisenhower played at Conway Springs earlier this week, and its next action will not be until Sept. 24 at Collegiate.


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Cheney’s Brendon Dewey makes a first-half interception against the Belle Plaine Dragons. The Cardinals used turnovers and big plays to beat Belle Plaine 65-8 on Monday in Cheney.

Cheney cruises to easy win over Belle Plaine By Travis Mounts

Monday’s win by the Cheney Cardinals football team over the Belle Plaine Dragons was a romp from the very start. Austin Ray took the opening kickoff and ran it back 70 yards for a touchdown, and the Cardinals never looked back in a 65-8 win. The game was originally scheduled for Friday, but last week’s flooding caused problems in the Belle Plaine area, and the game was rescheduled for Monday night. The big plays continued early for the Cardinals after kickoff. On the third play of the Dragons’ first drive, Brendon Dewey picked off a pass and returned it to the 7-yard line. Two plays later, Micah Grover rumbled in for the touchdown and a

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14-0 Cheney lead. The Cardinals came up short on their next drive, driving into the red zone before giving up the ball on downs. But the rest of the first half followed a pattern: a big play, then a Cheney touchdown shortly thereafter. A big return by Trent Scheer. An 8-yard touchdown run by Jacob Howell. An interception by Lakin Petz returned to the Dragons’ 14-yard line. A 10-yard Grover-to-Scheer touchdown pass. A Dewey interception. A 62-yard touchdown scamper by Austin Ray. A fourth-down stop in Belle Plaine territory. A 21-yard touchdown pass to Scheer from Grover. A partial punt block. A 35-yard scoring run by

Bryce Quick. Another fourth-down stop, this time at the Belle Plaine 35. A 1-yard touchdown by Clay Robinson. Cheney went into halftime leading 57-0. With a running clock in the second half, both teams had a limited number of possessions. The Cardinals added a score in the third quarter. Belle Plaine managed a touchdown in the closing minutes. Despite a dominating performance, head coach Corey Brack saw plenty of problems in the victory over an overmatched opponent. “We were sloppy. We’ve got to get better up front (offensively) before we get to district,” he said. “Defensively, we played OK. We were sound. We need much improvement offensive if we want to do

great things in weeks 7, 8 and 9.” He said the defensive front hurried the Dragons. That help forced the Dragons in their passing game. “They were open a little, but we closed quickly on the ball and made plays,” Brack said. The delayed game means the Cardinals have had less time to address the issues that the coaching staff saw. Medicine Lodge comes to town for a game on Friday. “They’re a different type of team. They run the ball between the tackles and use play action,” Brack said. Medicine Lodge comes into the game 0-2. The Indians lost a 3-point game to Douglass, then got shut out last week 44-0 at Chaparral.

game with Kearney after finding themselves with a hole in their schedule following last year’s Kansas scheduling meeting. The departure of Bluestem from the Central Plain League left the CPL with nine teams, meaning that

every week at least one CPL team needed to schedule a non-league game. That’s a difficult challenge, and for a while it looked like the Owls might have an open date on their schedule. The school looked in Texas, Arkansas, Oklahoma and

Missouri for somebody to play on Friday. Friday’s game will kick off at 5 p.m. to give Kearney more time to travel home. Next year’s game between the Owls and Stars in Nebraska will be played on a Saturday.

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Eisenhower’s Colton MacKinnon takes a hit from a Maize defender as he crosses the goal for a touchdown during the first half of Saturday’s game.

Tigers can’t hold lead in loss to Maize By Travis Mounts

The Eisenhower Tigers were left wondering what might have been after Saturday’s 45-35 loss to Maize. The Tigers and Eagles played Saturday at Goddard District Stadium, after Friday’s scheduled game was postponed to weather. In the end, Maize’s Dalyn Johnson was too much. He ran for 257 yards and six scores against the Tigers. The game began ominously for the Tigers, who fumbled away the open-

ing kickoff. But the defense held, and the Eagles missed a field goal. Eisenhower then grabbed early momentum. They drove for a touchdown, capped by Colton MacKinnon’s 13-yard touchdown run. Maize’s next drive came to a quick end when Evan Ellingson picked off the ball and returned it 48 yards for a score and a 14-0 Tigers’ lead. Maize fought back. A first-quarter field goal and Johnson’s first touchdown run cut the Tigers’ lead to 14-10. The teams traded

touchdowns before halftime, and Eisenhower led 20-17 at the break. It was a back-and-forth game in the second half. On the second play of the half, Johnson broke free for a 68-yard score, and the Eagles led for the first time, 24-20. The Tigers regained the lead early in the fourth with a 58-yard drive. Eisenhower converted a fourth-and-2 at midfield, a Mason Madzey’s touchdown from 11 yards out put the Tigers back on top 27-24. Johnson gave the

lead back to the Eagles on their next drive, and an untimely interception on the Tigers’ next drive led to another Maize score. In a matter of minutes, Eisenhower’s lead had turned into a 38-27 deficit with just 2:16 left to play. The Tigers continued to fight. Madzey connected with King for their second touchdown pass of the night, a 71-yard strike for a score that pulled Eisenhower to within three points, 38-35. The ensuing onside kickoff bounced out of

bounds, however, and Maize was able to add an insurance touchdown with 1:30 to play. Madzey was 7-for 15 for 146 yards. King was the main target, catching four balls for 118 yards. Trevin Loveland rushed 21 times for 91 yards, and Madzey ran for 54 yards. It was a tough loss for the Tigers, who opened the season with a 55-20 loss to powerhouse Derby, and now are 0-2 this season. Eisenhower will play Friday at Newton, which lost 46-21 to Hutchinson

last week. The following week, the Tigers will face crosstown rival Goddard.

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Golf teams look toward home tourneys By Travis Mounts

Three local team competed together at last week’s Andover Central invitational, held on Sept. 6. Goddard came in third with a team score of 341, just a stroke ahead of Andover. Eisenhower (348) was seventh and Cheney (355) placed eighth in the 10-team field. Eight players finished 20th or better, led by Eisenhower’s Kensey Arlt, who shot 71 to play fourth. Goddard’s Ashley Stanphill was in the top 10, shooting 77 to take ninth. Teammate Anna Hislop was 11th with a score of 78. Cheney’s top golfer was Amy Akler, whose 83 was good for a tie at 15th. Eisenhower’s Jade Wedel and Goddard’s Kami Landwehr tied for 18th with identical scores of 87. Kylie Young of Cheney and Brooke Pogue of Eisenhower were part of a five-way tie at 20th with a

score of 88. Goddard’s Hana Forrester and Cheney’s Macy Wallace were part of a five-way tie for 25th, with both shooting 89. Andale-Garden Plain split its squad on Sept. 6. The Andale golfers also competed at Andover Central, winning it with a team score of 307. Tori Ward and Morgan Brasser tied for first, both shooting 68. The Garden Plain golfers went to Medicine Lodge that day. The Owls shot 460 to place fifth. There were few low scores, with only the top 10 in the field shooting under 100. Hope Seiwert led the Owls. She shot 100 and placed 11th. Jacqueline Strunk was part of a fiveway tie for 20th, with a score of 110. Isabelle Fontes was 25th, and Sumer Hahn placed 39th. Eisenhower and Goddard also played on Sept. 8 at Dodge City’s Mariah Hills.

Out of 13 teams, Eisenhower (416) took eighth and Goddard (423) placed 10th. Arlt placed the Tigers again, shooting 91 to place sixth. Wedel tied two other golfers at 24th place, shooting 100. Pogue shot 108 and placed 32nd. Stanphill led the Lions. She shot 96 and finished in a three-way tie for 15th. Kami Landwehr’s 106 was good for 30th. On Monday, AndaleGarden Plain and Cheney played at Pratt. The Indians shot 400 for a secondplace finish. The Cardinals shot 500 and were sixth. Brasser again led Andale-Garden Plain. She was second with an 82. Ward shot 102 and tied for 10th with two other golfers. Hopper shot 104 and placed 13th. Cheney sent some of its younger golfers. Addy Cokely turned in the Cardinals’ best finish, shooting 116 to tie four other golfers at 25th. Natalie

Craig tied for 32nd and Emmy Martin tied for 38th. The upcoming schedule includes a pair of home tournament. Eisenhower will host its annual tournament Thursday at Tex Consolver Golf Course, which is the home course for the Tigers and for Goddard. The Lions also will play in the tournament, as will Cheney. The Cardinals then host their home tournament Monday at Cherry Oaks Golf Course. Andale-Garden Plain, which also calls Cherry Oaks home, will play in that tournament. Upcoming tournaments Thursday • Eisenhower, Goddard and Cheney at Eisenhower Invitational, 3 p.m. at Tex Consolver Golf Course, Wichita. • Andale-Garden Plain at Circle Invitational, 3 p.m. at Prairie Trails Golf Course, El Dorado.





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Notice is hereby given that the Governing Body of Cheney, Kansas did, on the 8th day of September 2016; pass Ordinance No. 890, regulating traffic within the corporate limits of the City of Cheney, Kansas; incorporating by reference the "Standard Traffic Ordinance for Kansas Cities," Edition of 2016, with certain changes and additions; and repealing Section 1 of Ordinance number 885 and all other conflicting Ordinances. The complete text of the Ordinance may be obtained or viewed free of charge at the office of the Cheney City Clerk. Additionally, the full text of the Ordinance may be viewed on the City’s official website for a minimum of one week following the date of this publication.

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IN THE EIGHTEENTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT DISTRICT COURT, SEDGWICK COUNTY, KANSAS PROBATE DEPARTMENT IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE OF NORMA OLIVER, aka NORMA J. OLIVER, DECEASED. CASE NO. 16-PR-978 Pursuant to K.S.A. Ch. 59 NOTICE TO CREDITORS THE STATE OF KANSAS TO ALL PERSONS CONCERNED: You are hereby notified that on August 22, 2016, a Petition For Probate of the Will of Norma Oliver aka Norma J. Oliver, Deceased, dated March 12, 2007, and Issuance of Letters Testamentary, was filed in this Court by Clara Ann Warren, heir, legatee and devisee, and executrix named in the Will. All creditors of the decedent are notified to exhibit their demands against the Estate within the latter of four months from the date of first publication of notice under K.S.A. 59-2236 and amendments thereto, or if the identity of the creditor is known or reasonably ascertainable, 30 days after actual notice was given as provided by law, and if their demands are not thus exhibited, they shall be forever barred. CLARA ANN WARREN, Petitioner F.C. “RICK” DAVIS DAVIS & JACK, L.L.C. 2121 W. Maple P.O. Box 12686 Wichita, KS 67277 Attorney for Petitioner

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

Real Estate


For sale: 6.5 acres in East Kingman County. Spring for pond and home site. Plentiful deer and turkey. 316-7727611

For Rent

For Rent

Clearwater, large 3 bedroom, 2 bath, appliances. $850/ month, 620-584-6258.


Newly remodeled 2 story rural home. Cheney schools, no pets, no smokers, references required. $500/month. 309543-2788


Sewing machine service. 40+ years experience. All brands. House calls! Reasonable. Guaranteed! 620-456-3225

RV or BOAT STORAGE. Covered drive through with electricity near Cheney Lake. 36’ L X 18’ W X 13’ Ht. $50 per month. Call 316-540-0260

HELP WANTED Monday thru Friday, flexible hours available for customer focused team members. Apply online @ Store #27026 or call Lesa at Goddard McDonalds 316-794-3434.

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

Help Wanted

Prairie Sunset Home is looking for the right CNA/CMA to join our team! Evening/night positions available. Apply in person or online at    Call 620459-6822 with questions.



$3,000 REWARD for information leading to the retrieval of stolen property taken from a Kingman Farm location. ATV’s, power equipment, various tools, etc. Call 316-6503154.

Sedgwick County Electric Co-op is hiring an Equipment Operator/Groundman or Intermediate level Apprentice Lineman. Requires a high school diploma and valid CDL driver’s license. Pays at least $17.56/ hr with excellent benefits. For job description/duties details, see or call 316-5423131. 

Garage Sales

Garage Sale

Moving sale – 224 Adams, Cheney. Thurs 2 – 6, Fri 8 – 5, Sat, 8 - ? Antiques, sofa, table and chairs, rocking chair. House also for sale. Call Leroux’s 316-215-4148

Now hiring Receptionist/Chiropractic assistant at Gould Chiropractic, Cheney. Contact Dr. Steve Gould, DC at 316542-3400 or email resume to

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Thank You

Thank You

Thank to everyone for the cards and the Open House that made my 80th Birthday so successful. – Ray Lubbers

Caregivers, CNA’s - Now hiring caregivers for non-medical homecare agency. We have clients in your area today. Great Pay! Call 316-295-3282


Help Wanted

EARN $500 A DAY: Lincoln Heritage Life Insurance Wants Insurance Agents . Leads, No Cold Calls . Commissions Paid Daily . Agency Training . Life License Required. Call 1-888-713-6020. Lubbers Chevrolet-Ford in Cheney, KS has immediate openings for auto techs. Min. two yrs. experience in a repair facility or completion of tech school program. Signing bonus! Paid training, uniforms, vacation & life ins. policy. 401K, health, dental & vision. Discounted parts & vehicle purchases. Five day work week, no weekends required. Compensation varies with level of training/experience. 316- 542-7317 or WATER DEPARTMENT POSITION, City of Council Grove, ability to pass State Certification required, position open until filled. Applications/details available at City Hall, 620767-5417. EOE. Lab tech: MT or MLT, ASCP or equivalent, progressive southeast Nebraska hospital, phlebotomy skills required. Competitive pay scale, excellent benefits. Apply: www.jchc. us. Info: HR (402) 729-6850. Help Wanted/Truck Driver



Convoy Systems is hiring Class A drivers to run from Kansas City to the west coast. Home Weekly! Great Benefits! Call Tina ext. 301 or Lori ext. 303 1-800-926-6869. Driver Trainees Needed! Become a driver for Stevens Transport! Earn $800 Per Week PAID CDL TRAINING! Stevens covers all costs! 1-888-749-2303 drive4stevens. com

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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 1-800-8646379 (ask for Alan), fax a resume to 316-744-6702, or you may apply online at

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Phone Receptionist available M-F

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

DISH TV 190 channels plus Highspeed Internet Only $49.94/mo! Ask about a 3 year price guarantee & get Netflix included for 1 year! Call Today 1-800-676-6809 Stop OVERPAYING for your prescriptions! Save up to 93%! Call our licensed Canadian and International pharmacy service to compare prices and get $15.00 off your first prescription and FREE Shipping. 1-800-981-6179 Life Alert. 24/7. One press of a button sends help FAST! Medical, Fire, Burglar. Even if you can’t reach a phone! FREE Brochure. CALL 800-605-3619 Portable Oxygen Concentrator ? May Be Covered by Medicare! Reclaim independence and mobility with the compact design and long-lasting battery of Inogen One. Free information kit! Call 800-731-1968

Reach readers in more than 135 Kansas newspapers. 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

DIRECTV. NFL Sunday Ticket (FREE!) w/Choice AllIncluded Package. $60/mo for 24 months. No upfront costs or equipment to buy. Ask about next day installation! 1- 800-261-7086

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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

LENDERS OFFERING $0 DOWN FOR LAND OWNERS Roll your New Home and Land Improvements into One Package. Discount National Pricing on Breeze II Doublewide and our 60th Anniversary Singlewide. Tradeins Welcome!! 866-858-6862

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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

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Nate’s Service

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

(316) 650-5029

1.28 Red or Green Seedless Grapes




Seedless Mandarins 3 lb Bag

20300 W. Kellogg Dr., Goddard (316) 794-2530 Prices Good September 15 - 21, 2016


2.99 Asparagus



Kroger Ground Beef Fresh, 73% Lean Sold in 5 lb Roll for $9.95



Heritage Farm Boneless Chicken Breast or Thighs Fresh

3.99 Kroger Bacon

2/ 5 $


Tennesee Pride Breakfast Sausage

Select Varieties 16 oz

16 oz

2/ 5 $

Hillshire Farm Lil Smokies Select Varieties 12-14 oz

10/ 10 $

Hunt’s Tomatoes

Select Varieties 14.5-15 oz

2/ 3 $

Campbell’s Chunky Soup Select Varieties 18.6-19 oz

2/ 3 $

Kroger Half Gallon Orange Juice (Made from Concentrate) Select Varieties

5/ 10 $

Lean Cuisine Entrees 5.25-11.5 oz

or Stouffer’s Entrees 6-12.875 oz Select Varieties


Kroger Sour Cream, Dip or Cottage Cheese Select Varieties 16 oz



Bud, Bud Light, Miller Lite or Coors Light Select Varieties 30 pk 12 fl oz Cans

4/$5 Dillons Bread

Select Varieties 24 oz

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