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Herd of Montgomery
County-raised cattle
shipped to Mexico ranch.
See page A8
New York filmmakers
visit Cherryvale to gather footage for Louise
Brooks documentary.
See page A6
Comfort Inn to build hotel on West Main Street
in Independence.
See page A8
Colston Lane, age 2, and his aunt, Dawn Blackburn, both of Cherryvale, try out the new playground equipment for
toddlers and young children at Logan Park. (Photo by Donna Celaya)
Toddler playground completed
at Cherryvale’s Logan Park
Charlene Mitchell is
new children’s director
at Independence Public
See page B9
Stage is set for Caney
Valley High School’s
production of “And
Then There Was One” on
See page B7
CHERRYVALE — The transformation of an overgrown flower bed into
a playground for toddlers and young
children is complete.
Public works director Wade Webber told the Cherryvale City Council
on Monday that the playground at
Logan Park is finished and that children already are using it.
“Stop by and take a look at it when
you have time,” he said.
Councilor Don King said, “My
grandkids thank you for it. They really love it.”
Webber also said residents who
pile leaves that accumulated over
the winter at the curb in front of
their homes can expect city crews
to pick them up…eventually. It’s on
their to-do list, he said. He remind-
Questions aired about transfer of Mercy property
Attorney representing Seeking Responsible
Spending questions merits of Commissioner
Gary Hogsett’s vote in hospital property transfer
due to conflict of interest
Cherryvale High School
senior Brady Snider
accepts invitation to
the 2016 Kansas Shrine
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Cherryvale .............A6-A7
Classified ads...... B11-B12
Datebook..................... B6
Independence...... B9-B10
Obituaries.................... A2
Public notices.............B10
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Another man was
caught trying to
jump the fence to the
White House. By any
chance, was he kinda
rude and have really
odd hair?
ed residents and businesses to keep
leaves and lawn clippings out of the
street to avoid clogging the storm
In other business, the council announced the chamber-sponsored
citywide yard sale day is Saturday,
April 16; and citywide cleanup days
follow the next week, on Friday and
Saturday, April 22 and 23.
COFFEYVILLE — Coffeyville city voters
on Tuesday gave overwhelming approval
toward extending a one-half cent sales tax
that will be used for emergency and medical services at Coffeyville Regional Medical
Of the more than 1,120 ballots cast in
Tuesday’s special election, 998 voted in favor (89 percent) of extending the one-half
cent sales tax
while 131 were
The sales tax
extension proYes:............... 998 (89%)
posal was the
No:..................131 (11%)
result of CRMC
paying off the
bonds that were issued in 2002 when CRMC
underwent an expansion. A one-half cent
sales tax imposed at that time was used
to pay off those bonds. However, once the
bonds were targeted for final expiration,
the sales tax was also slated to come off the
tax rolls, which is expected to take place in
Rather than allow the one-half cent sales
tax to expire, CRMC officials suggested extending the sales tax with revenue directed
toward emergency care and medical services at the local hospital.
The extension of the sales tax will mark
the first time that sales tax proceeds will be
used directly for medical services at CRMC.
All previous sales tax initiatives went toward building expansions.
INDEPENDENCE — An attorney representing a local citizens’ organization is asking the
Independence City Commission
to clear the air about the transfer of property between Mercy
Hospital and the City of Independence.
On Monday, the Montgomery County Chronicle received
a letter form Lawrence, Kan.,
attorney Max Kaustch, who
represents a local organization called Seeking Responsible
Spending, or SRS. The organi-
zation, according to Kautsch’s
letter to city attorney Jeff
Chubb, was investigating the
real estate transfer of the Mercy Hospital property to the City
of Independence. That decision
was made at an Independence
City Commission meeting on
Dec. 17, 2015. Commissioners
voted 2-1 to accept the property transfer (commissioners
Fred Meier and Gary Hogsett
voted in favor of the transfer
while commissioner Leonhard
Caflisch opposed it).
According to Kautsch’s letter, several issues surround-
ing the transfer of the hospital
property appear to be in violation of state ethics laws. This
includes the vote made by city
commissioner Gary Hogsett,
whose wife was employed by
Mercy Health System at the
time of the hospital transfer.
Although Gary Hogsett’s relationship to his wife would, in
almost all other cases, prevent
him from voting because of the
“substantial interest” clause in
state law, Hogsett was allowed
to vote on the transfer based
on a letter that Chubb had received to the Kansas Attorney
General’s Office. That letter,
prompted by a request for guidance from city attorney Jeff
Chubb, asked whether Hogsett
could be allowed to vote be-
cause of the relationship with
his wife, who was a Mercy employee at that time. In response to Chubb’s letter,
a representative of the Kansas
Attorney General’s Office indicated Hogsett could vote on the
hospital transfer issue because
the hospital property was being
“gifted” to the City of Indepen• see Letter, page A2
City attorney Jeff Chubb issues response
Jeff Chubb, Independence city attorney, provided the Montgomery County Chronicle with a
written response to Kautsch’s letter.
Chubb’s said in his response, “As city attorney,
I am involved in the day-to-day affairs of the City
and attend City Commission meetings. The issues
raised by this letter have been discussed many
times with Mayor Leonhard Caflisch, individual
commissioners and during public meetings to
the City Commission. The actions taken by the
City Commission to date are lawful. To respond
further to the anonymous complaint would be
to give credence to it. Frankly, all the negativity
surrounding the Mercy Hospital departure needs
to be put behind us and we need to move forward.”
Independence to rosin its bow for hall of fame gala
INDEPENDENCE — The eyes of the professional fiddling community will focus on Independence’s Memorial Hall on Saturday night
when the National Fiddler Hall of Fame holds its
annual induction and gala.
The event begins at 7:30 p.m.
This marks the first time the National Fiddler
Hall of Fame, which is based in Tulsa, Okla., has
moved its annual induction gala outside of Oklahoma.
However, Independence will roll out the
proverbial red carpet and gave the fiddlers the
royal treatment as some of the biggest names in
fiddling will be honored.
Here are some of the key events of the induction gala:
• Country music legend Roy Clark, himself a
veteran of the Independence music scene after
having performed at numerous Neewollah festivals, will be honored with the Lifetime Achievement Award.
• Scheduled for induction into the National
Fiddler Hall of Fame will be Doug Kershaw,
known as the The Ragin’ Cajun. Kershaw will
headline the gala event, delivering the electrifying energy that he is so well known for. Familiar
hits such as “Louisiana Man,” “Diggy Liggy Lo,”
“Hello Woman” and “Cajun Baby” have sold millions of copies. He is a cousin to country musician Sammy Kershaw.
• Joining this year’s class of inductees, along
with Kershaw, are Stephane Grapelli, referred to
as the grandfather of jazz violinists; Joe Holley,
the left-handed fiddler for Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys; Terry Morris, known as the king of
contest fiddling and for advancing “Texas Style
Fiddling”; and Clarence “Gatemouth” Brown, regarded as one of the most influential exponents
of blues fiddle, who has had enormous influence
in American fiddle circles.
The music genre of the National Fiddler Hall
of Fame inductees for 2016 runs the gamut —
from country to gypsy jazz to bluegrass to swing.
• The induction gala will include performanc-
es from top fiddle players in the business including Jana Jae, known as the first lady of country
fiddler; Walnut Valley Bluegrass Festival fiddle
champion Jake Duncan; multi-faceted musician
Jim Paul Blair, show-stopper Barry “Bones”
Patton and members of the Tulsa Playboys.
The Tulsa Playboys includes Rodney Lay as the
bandleader. Lay hails from Coffeyville and began
his career in rock n’ roll before jumping into
country music as the bandleader for Roy Clark.
• Jim Jeffries, the familiar voice on Big
Country 99.5 in Tulsa, will be the master of
ceremonies. Jeffries is a respected name in
country radio . . . and also plays the saxophone, clarinet and flute.
• Tickets for the event are available at and Get
Independence on Facebook. Reserved seating: $19.50, $29.50, and VIP $49.50. VIP
tickets include exclusive seating, preshow reception and post-show fiddle jam.
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Evelyn Eudora
(Souders) Cracraft
EUREKA — Evelyn Eudora (Souders) Cracraft was born in Eureka, Kan., to Cread Souders and Hazel (Bailey) Souders on Dec. 31,
1920. Evelyn passed away on April 3, 2016 in
the Eureka Nursing Center.
Upon graduation from Eureka High School in
1938 she attended college in Hays, Kan., where
she met and married Owen Roland Fogo in August 1940. They had one daughter, Janis, in
1942. They later divorced
and she married the love
her life, Phil Cracraft, on
Nov. 11, 1945. He preceded her in death Oct. 16,
Evelyn was a skilled
seamstress and loved to
knit, taking pleasure in
making beautiful gifts for
her family and friends.
She won several ribbons
with her knitting at the
county fairs. Her ancestors Sounders, Olson,
Bailey, and Talkingtons were Kansas homesteaders in the early 1800s. Anyone who knew
her at all knew of her love and passion for any
team from Kansas and was known for ringing
her fancy bell when they scored. She was proud
to claim to be a breast cancer survivor, beating
the disease twice. Family on both sides relied
on her sharp memory for information needed
for maintaining their family history. She was
extremely proud of her only grandchild answering the call to become a pastor. Bragging
on any and all he has accomplished as a Pastor
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• continued from page A1
and in the service. She loved to shower anyone
with Bibles and any Christian material to insure
their salvation.
She was a member of the Neal Evangelical Free Church in Neal, Kan. While she and
Phil lived in California they established a business called Musicraft. They semi-retired back
in their hometown Eureka in 1977. After her
husband passed away she lived shortly near
her daughter in Cherryvale but requested to
live out her life in the Eureka Nursing Center,
where she was quickly named Valentine Queen
the first year and elder of the month this past
year. She was proud to have been presented
with a beautiful throw and certificate from the
Veterans Association in gratitude for her husband’s service time in the Navy during World
War II. She was the recipient of an award from
the KHCA that is given to a senior citizen residing in a nursing home in the Kansas Heartland
for her exemplary work in helping those less
You knew if you met her you were going to
get plenty of hugs. They are free you know. She
was known for her quick sense of humor. She
was preceded in death by her parents; brother,
Richard Gail; and sisters, Ilda and Norma Jean.
She is survived by daughter, Janice and Lew
Kidd of Cherryvale; grandson, Kevin and wife
Lynn Kidd; great-grandsons, David and Joshua;
great-granddaughter, Hannah Kidd of Augusta,
Maine; and many nieces and nephews that she
truly adored. A celebration of life memorial service will
be held at a later date for family and friends. Interment has been made at Greenwood Cemetery, Eureka.
In lieu of flowers, the family has requested
that memorials be made to Gideons International or to the Neal Evangelical Free Church.
Contributions may be sent in care of Koup Family Funeral Home, P.O. Box 595, Eureka, KS 67045, which is in charge of service arrangements.
The Montgomery County Chronicle
publishes death notices as a free
service. The death notice contains
only the name of the deceased,
date of death, and time and location
of a funeral and burial service. Further biographical information can
be contained in a paid obituary.
RaDonna Kuekelhan
ELK CITY — RaDonna
LaRae Kuekelhan, age 60, of
Elk City died Monday, March
28, 2016 at her home in Elk
City. Private family memorial
services will be held at a later
date. Memorial
may be made to Harry Hynes
Hospice and sent to Zach
Webb Family Funeral Service,
1475 S. 10th, Independence,
KS 67301.
Services under direction of
the Zach Webb Family Funeral
Service of Independence and
online condolences may be
left at
Velma LaVerne Vogt
COFFEYVILLE — Velma LaVerne Vogt, age 84, died Saturday morning, April 2, 2016
at Windsor Place in Coffeyville.
Funeral services, under the
direction of Ford-Wulf-Bruns
Chapel, will be held at 2 p.m.,
Friday April 8, at the First
Church of God. Interment will
follow at Restlawn Memorial
Park and Cemetery, immediately following friends are invited back to the church for
fellowship and refreshments.
The family suggests memorials to the First Church of God. To leave the family a message of condolence, visit www.
Graveside services were
held Wednesday, April 6, at
the Veterans Patio at Fairview
Cemetery in Coffeyville.
In lieu of flowers the family suggests memorials to the
First Presbyterian Church in
Coffeyville; contributions may
be left with the funeral home
or mailed c/o David W. Barnes
Funeral Home, 306 North
Cline Road, Coffeyville, KS
Lloyd “Ray” Blakemore
Robert “Bob”
Joseph Maritt
CANEY — Lloyd “Ray”
Blakemore, age 74, died
Thursday, March 24, 2016 at
Pleasant Valley Nursing Center. The family of Ray Blakemore conducted a memorial service at Church of God,
Caney, this past Saturday,
April 2.
Cremation has taken place
under the care of Potts Chapel
Funeral Home, Caney. Online
condolences can be shared at
Virginia “Jean” Motley
“Jean” Motley, age 81, of Coffeyville, died Friday, April 1,
2016 at Windsor Place in Coffeyville.
“Bob” Joseph Maritt, age 80,
of Coffeyville died at his home
on April 2, 2016.
Funeral services will be
held at 1 p.m., Thursday, April
7, at Trinity United Methodist Church at with internment
following at Spring Hill Cemetery.
The family has suggested
memorials to Harry Hynes
Memorial Hospice or Trinity
United Methodist Church and
they may be left with the Chapel. To leave the family a message of condolence, visit www.
dence — meaning that the transfer of property
was free of any considerations on the part of
the city commission.
That same letter from the Kansas Attorney
General’s Office recommended that Chubb confer with the Kansas Governmental Ethics Commission, which has advisory oversight over locally elected officials who have questions about
conflicts of interest. Kautsch said such an inquiry by Chubb to the KGEC was never made.
The hospital transfer was not “free and
clear” as the city commission had been told but
did contain several restrictive covenants that
prohibited the City from various uses of that
building. Part of the hospital building would
be leased to St. John Health System of Oklahoma. The restrictive covenants would remain
in place for as long as St. John operated a clinic
and provided imaging and radiology services
on the grounds of the now city-owned hospital property. The City of Independence and St.
John Health System have signed an agreement
whereby St. John would lease a portion of the
former hospital for $100,000 per year.
Because the transfer of the property contained restrictions that were set forth by Mercy Health System, which had Gary Hogsett’s
wife on its payroll, Gary Hogsett should have
refrained from voting on the hospital transfer
question, Kautsch contends. Because Hogsett
did vote in the matter, he is in violation of state
law, which carries a penalty of a class B misdemeanor, Kautsch claimed.
Seeking Responsible Spending is holding
Chubb and the Independence City Commission
to several demands. Kautsch asks that at the
commission’s next regular scheduled meeting:
• Chubb should explain how the hospital
transfer agreement contained restrictions that
Chubb knew were included in the proposed
transfer agreement as far back as June or July
• Chubb should explain why he chose to not
disclose to Gary Hogsett that his vote could be
in violation of state law because of the restrictive covenants that were included in the agreement, and
• Chubb should explain whether the terms of
his employment with the City of Independence,
as city attorney, were violated for failing to discuss the terms and conditions of the hospital
property transfer.
Kautsch also demands that the Independence City Commission, at its next regularly
scheduled meeting, explain whether city manager Micky Webb knew prior to the commission
meeting on Dec. 17, 2015 of the restrictions on
the property transfer between Mercy Hospital
and the City of Independence. The attorney
also asks that a newspaper advertisement be
purchased by the City of Independence. That
advertisement would disclose the omissions of
the transfer agreement and apologize for failing to make those issues known publicly prior
to the Dec. 17 meeting. That advertisement
should also include assurances that the City of
Independence would take steps to rescind acceptance of the real estate from Mercy.
Kautsch also asks the City of Independence
to seek clarification from the Kansas Governmental Ethics Commission the conflicts of interest.
Kautsch’s letter to Chubb includes several footnotes for reference, including the quit
claim deed signed by the City of Independence
on Dec. 21, 2015; the corporation quit claim
deed from the Sisters of Mercy to Mercy Kansas Communities, Inc., (dated Dec. 16, 2015),
a Letter of Intent and Terms Sheet from Mercy
Health System to the City of Independence (dated Dec. 4, 2015), and a letter from Athena E.
Andaya, deputy attorney general of the Kansas
Attorney General’s Office, to city attorney Jeff
Chubb (dated Dec. 17, 2015).
Head-on collision near Leon
injures two area women
LEON — A head-on collision on U.S. 400
highway in Butler County critically injured two
people with connections to the Independence
and Neodesha communities.
The wreck happened on Friday afternoon on
U.S. 400 highway near Leon, Kan. The Butler
County Sheriff’s Department said a vehicle driven by Hannah Knight, age 19, of Independence,
was driving westbound on U.S. 400 when she
attempted to pass a semi-truck. Knight was unable to return to her lane in time and crashed
head-on into an eastbound vehicle driven by
Laurie Wilson, age 53, of Neodesha. The semitruck driver told law enforcement that he knew
Knight would not make it back to her lane,
which is why he pulled over to the shoulder to
avoid the impact.
Both Knight and Wilson were taken to Wichita medical centers due to critical injuries.
The impact of the collision caused one of the
vehicles to catch fire and spread to the other.
Another motorist was able to pull both women
from their vehicles before firefighters arrived.
U.S. 400 highway was closed to traffic for
more than one hour while law enforcement investigated the collision and removed the burned
Collision at U.S. 169-160 intersection
injures local driver, passenger
CHERRYVALE — Two Independence men sustained injuries in a van-semi collision
at the U.S. 169-160 junction
south of Cherryvale on Thursday afternoon, March 31.
The Kansas Highway Patrol
says a 1999 GMC van driven by
Matthew E. Wilson, age 22, of
Independence, was westbound
on U.S. 160 highway when it
failed to yield the right of way
at the intersection and struck
a 2008 Peterbilt semi tractor
trailer driven by Michael M.
Cords, age 42, of Ravenna,
Neb. Cords was southbound on
U.S. 169 highway.
Cords did not sustain any
injuries. However, the highway
patrol said Wilson may have
had a possible injury and was
taken to Labette Health in Parsons for medical treatment.
A passenger in the van, Cole
D. Cranor, age 24, of Independence, was injured in the collision and was taken to Labette
Health for treatment of injuries.
Wilson and Cranor were not
wearing their seat belts at the
time of the collision, the highway patrol said. Cords was
wearing his safety harness.
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Publication salutes Shelby as
a top 50 rural hospital chief
Dennis Shelby, chief execu- mediately began leading his
tive officer at Wilson Medical organization to prepare and
Center, has been listed as one plan for ways to assist the
of the “50 Rural Hospital CEOs community with the loss of this
to Know,” for two consecutive healthcare provider.
years by the Becker’s Hospital To continue the care in
Review. This list features CEOs southeast
who have demonstrated dedi- was instrumental in bringcation to providing
ing podiatry surgery
high-quality, accessito Wilson Medical,
ble care to their comproviding space for
munities. Many of
the Cancer Center of
the executives have
Kansas to continue
either received rural
healthcare awards or
close to home, laboled their organization
ratory tests, and rato a status worthy of
diology screenings,
awards and recognias well as preparing
for an influx of emergency room patients
Shelby not only is
the chief of the Wil- Dennis Shelby once Mercy closed.
son Medical Center
Shelby also
but also responsible for Wilson felt that it was important to
Medican Center’s clinic in In- have stability of primary famdependence.
ily care in the area so recruit Shelby has provided ex- ment of established primary
emplary contributions to the care providers was initiated.
health and well-being of peo- This allowed Wilson Medical
ple in Southeast Kansas. With Center to add an additional
his leadership, Wilson Medical provider, Mardie Long, APRN,
Center, a rural critical access to the Independence Family
hospital, has provided quality Medicine Rural Health Clinic
care and stability for the resi- (established in 2013), and
dents of southeast Kansas, in- open the Cherryvale Family
cluding Independence, which Medicine Rural Health Clinic
was devastated after the loss with the established providers
of their hospital in October of Marc Hoffmeister, PA-C, and
2015. With the announcement Davia Knight, PA-C. He conof Mercy closing, Shelby im- tinues to search and recruit
physicians and primary care
to this area.
Shelby serves and chairs
the Kansas Hospital Association Task Force to look at rural hospital models that would
be affordable and accessible to
present to the Center of Medicare Services as a financial solution to maintaining healthcare in rural areas.
Shelby was one out of only
two chief executive officers in
Kansas to receive this award.
Leonard Hernandez of Coffey
County Health System in Burlington was the other listed
from the state.
“Dennis is very deserving
of this esteemed recognition,”
stated Janice Reese, WMC’s
public relations and WMC
Foundation director. “As a
leader he sets a standard of
excellence, stability, and quality. He promotes exceptional
care for patients and their
families to his staff and he
seeks to do what is best for all
Becker’s Hospital Review is
a monthly publication offering
up-to-date business and legal
news and analysis relating to
hospitals and health systems.
Note: Leaders did not and cannot pay to be included on the
Preventing elder abuse to be discussed
at quarterly luncheon next Wednesday
Ritthaler, attorney and Chautauqua County counselor, is
the speaker at Southeast Kansas Senior Safety and Wellness
Coalition quarterly luncheon
Wednesday, April 13 from
11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., at Four
County Mental Health Center,
3751 W. Main, Independence. Ritthaler will speak about
being the need to be alert to
elder abuse and how to report
A graduate of Moundridge
High School, Bethel College,
and the University of Kansas
School of Law. Ritthaler has
served as assistant district at-
torney in Sedgwick and Douglas County and as assistant
county attorney in Montgomery County. Ritthaler was an
assistant attorney general for
the State of Kansas, serving as
chair of the Vulnerable Adults
Task Force. She has been an
instructor for prosecutors at
the National Advocacy Center
and for law enforcement officers statewide.
Ritthaler now practices law
privately and serves as Chautauqua County counselor. She
and her husband reside in rural Montgomery County.
Anyone who has an interest
in seniors, a caregiver, rela-
tive, friend, or who works with
the senior population is encouraged to attend and learn
more about ways that our senior population may be targeted. This presentation will
also be of special interest to
Adult Protective Services, law
enforcement, and service providers.
Asbury Village, Labette
Health, along with Medicalodges & Gran Villas Independence are the sponsors of
this event. Luncheon reservations, at a reduced cost of
$5.00, may be made by calling
Shannon Moses, (620) 3321978 on or before April 12.
TCCS to hold annual plant swap April 16
TYRO — The Tyro Christian
Church will host its annual
Plant Swap on Saturday, April
16, in the gym (north side of
the church). The swap will begin promptly at 10 a.m. with
check-in from 9:15 to 9:45
a.m., and then time to preview
the available plants from 9:45
to 10 o’clock.
To participate in the swap, a
person needs to bring seven in-
dividually potted plants. Plants
will look best if potted at least
a week ahead of time. These
plants need to be labeled as to
what they are and if possible,
any specific care instructions.
The categories that may
be brought are: perennials,
ground covers, bulbs, ornamental grasses, herbs, vegetables, trees, shrubs, house
plants and annuals.
Several door prizes will also
be given away.
For more information contact: Connie Hazen at (713)
805-1109, Dee Roper at (620)
879-2903, Dianne Schabel at
(620) 289-4177 or Kathy Bycroft at (620) 515-3635.
All are invited to attend the
Jennifer Haugh (left), representing Kansas AAA, presented the Gold Award to Sheriff Robert Dierks at Monday’s Montgomery County Commission meeting. (Photo by Andy Taylor)
Sheriff’s department earns
Gold Award from Kansas AAA
During the Montgomery County Commission meeting in Independence on Monday, Jennifer Haugh, a Kansas AAA Kansas
spokesperson, awarded the Montgomery
County Sheriff’s Department, represented by
Sheriff Robert Dierks, its fourth consecutive
Gold AAA Traffic Safety Award for 2015.
The AAA Gold Award is only awarded to
those agencies that implement programs
that demonstrate a superior effort towards
addressing local traffic safety issues. The
department was recognized for their vital
participation in the SAFE program — to
raise seat belt usage with students at Independence, Cherryvale and Tyro schools.
Montgomery County is now in its sixth
year coordinating the program here between the Police Departments and county
High Schools. They were also recognized
for their key player work with the SafeKids
coalition, helping parents and grandparents
with Child Passenger Safety instruction and
fitting of seats.
Additionally, the department was recognized for their high visibility enforcement
work with Click It Or Ticket, DUI Enforce-
ment, K-9 Units, KHP Spring Seat belt enforcement and traffic check lanes.
Theirs is an incredible track record of results from these efforts:
• Adult belt usage has risen from 62 percent to 81 percent in five years; teen belt use
since 2009 has risen from 24 percent to 69
• Child passenger restraint use (0-13) has
risen from 54 to 84 percent. SAFE belt use
at the high schools is higher than the adult
average, 83 percent. These are remarkable
These results translated then into the real
life-saving results:
• Vehicle crash injuries have reduced
from 119 steadily down to 84 in five years, a
29 percent drop.
• And fatalities have been cut in half in
four years — from 8 down to 4.
There are only 10 of Kansas’ 105 Sheriff’s Departments qualified for the 2015 AAA
Kansas Community Traffic Safety Award
and only four of them qualified for the GOLD
State senator to visit local
towns next Wednesday
State Senator Jeff King, RIndependence, has announced
that his semi-annual listening
tour will occur on April 12, 13
and 14. King, who represents
Labette, Montgomery, and
Neosho counties in the Kansas
Senate, will conduct his listening tour at the following locations in Montgomery County
on Wednesday, April 13.
• Independence. 8 a.m.9 a.m.: Montgomery County
Courthouse, 217 E. Myrtle.
• Caney, 9:30 a.m.-10:15
a.m.: Community National
Bank & Trust, 501 E. 4th.
• Coffeyville, 10:45-11:15
a.m.: Utopia Coffee Shop, 206
W. 10th.
• Liberty, 12:30 p.m.-1:15
p.m.: Liberty United Methodist
Church, 104 N. 4th.
• Cherryvale, 1:30-2:15
p.m.: Community National
Bank & Trust, 333 W. Main.
“The most important part of
serving in the Kansas Senate is
listening to the needs and concerns of southeast Kansans,”
said King. “Regular listening
tours have been a tradition
during my legislative service.
My agenda for these visits is
simple. I am not there to talk,
but to listen to your thoughts,
concerns and suggestions on
the issues important to you.”
King was elected to represent the 15th Senate District
in 2010. He won re-election
to the Kansas Senate in 2012,
representing Labette, Montgomery, and Neosho counties.
Every six months, King holds
listening tours throughout the
15th district to listen to local
concerns and keep people informed of the issues under
consideration by the legislature.
Anyone wanting to contact
King can do so through e-mail
at Jeff.King@Senate.Ks.Gov, or
through his website at www. CANEY, INDEPENDENCE,
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A push button starter is
no big deal to an old guy
(But don’t confuse
me with where to
stick my fob)
Smart keys are dumb.
This newest innovation in car-starting
means you carry your key fob then push a button on the dash to actually start the engine.
As long as you’re within a few feet of the
car, you don’t need bothering to pull out the
fob — it communicates electronically with the
We recently bought a car with the smart key
feature and we are often befuddled at what we
For instance, one day I had the key fob in
my pocket when my wife dropped me off at
our Caney office. With engine running, she
then drove to
Sedan. When
she arrived,
she was marooned if she
turned off the
Off the Cuff
engine, because the fob
was in Caney.
I hate things like that.
Car keys have been part of my life since I
was 15. My wallet and car keys are inseparable.
But now I own a big, clumsy key fob. It
doesn’t fit easily into my pocket so I place it
in the center console — a really dumb habit,
because it gets left there.
My car dealership insists that we should
never get locked out of our car — that safeguards exist, like the horn honking twice to
warn me that my engine is running without my
They say if I know the right combination,
there’s a row of tiny buttons on the driver’s
door, and by entering the right combination, I
can gain access.
Good luck on that one. Most days, I can’t
even remember why I walk from the den to the
It always gets me when my kids say I can
Bluetooth a song from my cell phone to my car
radio or I can see who’s ringing our doorbell
from my cell phone.
Are you kidding?
I love technology, and have managed to stay
abreast of ways it can help run our newspaper
operation. But Bluetoothing something from
hither to yon is beyond me. Remember, I started to school in the country
where running water was
still on our bucket list --no pun intended.
When I was a teenager, I often borrowed
our neighbor’s 1939 Ford
pickup, and its ignition key
had been lost sometime
during the great war.
So, there was a flipswitch on the dash. Turn it
on and push the button to
start the vehicle.
I later owned a 1957
Chevy which had a twoposition engine switch. If
the switch was turned to
the first position, a key was required.
But in the other position, I could remove the
key and revert to the old-time no-key method.
I guess that tells you something about 1957
and the way we trusted others. I often left my
car parked with the ignition in Position 2, and
it never once got swiped.
I wouldn’t dream of doing that in 2016, even
in a small Kansas town. But the darn smart
key is not the answer for this 70-year-old car
Still, I remember so well my first two cars
which required keys, but featured a little
button on the dash to start the car. One was a
1937 Chevy and the other a 1951 Mercury.
We were ahead of our time, weren’t we?
And, we didn’t get all stressed trying to
remember if our fob was in our pocket, in
Mama’s purse, in the center console or in a
jacket pocket that was thrown into the back
A key in the ignition was the protocol. Imagine such a concept!
And it can be done without blue teeth ...
whatever they are.
Of the joy of tucking your kids into bed
. . . the quietness in a library . . . listening intently to
a great speaker . . . anything
with chocolate and peanut
butter . . . the convenience of
your microwave oven . . . kids
having fun on the school playground . . . a family fishing outing . . . the energy and talent
executed by high schoolers at
Life’s Little Lifesavers
a track and field meet . . . getting your hair washed and cut
at the salon . . . the springtime
hum of lawnmowers heard
throughout the neighborhood .
. . tucking your kids into bed
at night . . . take time to stop
and embrace the joys in your
life -- “Not everything that can
be counted counts, and not
everything that counts can be
counted.’” (Albert Einstein)
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A pair of bad proposals
Two legislaive issues should make Kansans lay awake at night
Two bits of news from Topeka this week
are troubling:
• Legislators are looking hard at a plan
to fund schools that will make local property
taxes go up.
Under the gun by the Kansas Supreme
Court to make sure the statewide funding
of school districts is equitable, lawmakers
want to give local districts the freedom to
raise local levies, with the state kicking in
extra funds to ensure that poorer ones don’t
fall too far behind wealthier ones.
This will create a catch-22 situation for
local districts, because they are already
feeling plenty of push-back by taxpayers on
property tax hikes. But, with the Legislature’s blessing, they may have no alternative
— and higher levies will come down the pike.
When that does happen, remember that
the order came from Topeka, not from your
local board of education office.
• Secondly, legislators serving on the state
budget committee are confirming that more
transfers will be swept from the Kansas Department of Transportation to help fund the
state’s general operations.
Last week, KDOT confirmed that another
$50 million was being transferred, mostly
because of deficits created when Gov. Sam
Brownback and the Legislature approved
business tax cuts three years ago, that have
left the state stymied in red ink.
With lawmakers afraid to go back and
redo these tax cuts, it leaves the KDOT money as a tempting spigot for state budget planners.
That should worry state residents who
have been promised T-WORKS transportation projects, including several in Montgomery County.
This will reduce KDOT to work with a 25
percent slash in its overall budget, and will
jeopardize or delay the $8 million T-WORKS
minimum investment in every one of Kansas’
105 counties.
Another way to look at it: The equivalent
of $1 million per day has been taken from
the state’s transportation agency for the past
several years, and it appears there is no end
to the thievery.
Those two issues should make Kansans
lose some sleep.
— Rudy Taylor
Change is needed
To avoid canceled meetings, Caney should reduce city council size
The citizens of Caney should no longer accept delays in city business due to a lack of a
On Monday, the Caney City Council could
not act on any official business because a
quorum was not present (a quorum for an
eight-member council is five). Only four of
the eight councilors, plus the city mayor,
were in attendance.
This marks the second consecutive time
that a regularly scheduled meeting had to
be delayed for lack of a quorum. We don’t
blame the councilors who were absent for
not having a quorum (for we fully understand that some councilors were gone due to
out-of-town business or health issues). What
we blame is an outdated council system that
can be easily rectified by citizens voting to
reduce the number of councilors from eight
to four.
Such a proposal was discussed by thenMayor Carol McClure in 2015. However,
councilors chose not to take any action on
the request because, they claim, citizens
did not want to change the form of government or lessen their voice in city business.
We find that argument to hold zero weight .
. . because citizens’ voices in representative
government will still heard with four people
around the council table as it is with eight.
No one is being cheated under a reduced city
What reducing that council does is allow
for a smaller quorum (a quorum for a fourmember council is three), which would then
allow for city business to be conducted at virtually all council meetings.
The true reason, we believe, for the council’s inaction on McClure’s proposal in 2015
was this: citizens, and even some councilors,
don’t like change. They fear it . . . simply
because they don’t understand the consequences of it.
As a result, the citizens are stuck with
an early 20th century form of government
that — for the past two meetings and those
in which a quorum has not been met — has
been rendered useless.
Now how’s that for citizens’ voices being
heard? It’s not . . . because a council has
not been able to meet the past two regularly
scheduled meetings.
Councilors would be wise to take up the
question of a reduced council and bring it to
a public vote in November, which is when the
next general election will be held.
— Andy Taylor
Overwhelming support
Coffeyville’s approval of sales tax extension shows CRMC support
Coffeyville city voters on Tuesday didn’t
just approve a 10-year extension of a onehalf cent sales tax for medical services; they
passed that question by an overwhelming
margin (see story on page A1).
Unofficial results show the tax question
passed by overwhelming margin: 89 percent to 11 percent. That tremendous show
of support — even when it means continued
taxation — reveals the truth: that Coffeyville
citizens are serious about continuing the
emergency and medical services at their local hospital.
That’s an encouraging sign.
The ever-shifting medical scene, jolted
by the departure of Mercy Hospital in Inde-
pendence in 2015, will require some level of
public contribution. That’s a universal truth
affecting all communities with small hospitals and clinics. Had Mercy Hospital officials
shown proactive wisdom (which they did
not) and sought the support from Independence city residents in the form of a sales
tax question, there is a good chance it would
have passed.
People want local medical care. And, now
they are showing they are willing to pay for
it out of their own pockets.
Congratulations to Coffeyville citizens and
to the CRMC administration for making this
resounding statement: local medical care
— Andy Taylor
Thursday, April 7, 2016
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Montgomery County Chronicle
A good movie about Behind the arc: where God watches hoops
sloths makes a
jittery mama cool it
The hottest new movie for
families at theaters right now
is “Zootopia,” a tale of the
little rabbit making her place
in the big predatory world.
The moral is great and the
characters are lovable but the
one scene that grabbed my
attention features sloths.
These sloths run the DMV
and as a sloth
would speak if
it could, they
are extremely
slow and deDIVELEY
liberate. They
Pick A Little,
complete their
Talk A Little
sentences no
matter how
fast the conversation has moved and you
have to wait for it all to play
out in order to continue.
Now I’m not going to begin
to say that the men in my
house are sloth-like. However, watching the little bunny
across that desk at the DMV
as she tapped her foot and
tried to speed up the conversation, I couldn’t help but
know exactly how she felt.
Many of our dinner table
conversations start something
like, “Trent (oldest son), how
was school today?” “Oh it
was good. I had my alarm
set for 6:20 a.m. but I woke
up at 6:17 and thought about
getting up but I watched the
clock until that alarm went
off. Then I went upstairs and
couldn’t decide what to make
for breakfast so I laid out
three choices. They were….”
That story continues until
we have all finished our meal
and he finally wraps up his
5th grade excitement 45
minutes later. You can understand my trepidation in then
asking my husband, “Well,
how was your day, honey?”
I have been known to rush
them along and say, “Come
on, get to the punch line…,”
or use my hand to spin a
circular motion in the air indicating to get on with the story.
I know, it’s probably at the
top of the rules of marriage
and motherhood to never do
that, but when my bunny foot
is tapping, surely they get the
Oh, I tease my boys about
their stories
and their
to complete
their sentences no matter
if the subject
has been
changed 10
times since
they started. But the reality
is, I love those sloths in the
movie and I enjoy the slow
paced stories heard around
our dinner table. They need
a little bunny rabbit in their
lives to keep things moving
and my ability to fill the calendar for sure keeps things hopping. But they have a way of
slowing me down, making me
listen to the whole joke, and
laughing hysterically when it
is done.
I’ve laughed inwardly a few
times since first seeing that
movie at the parallels in our
life. When a new story starts
and I can tell they have taken
a deep breath, I might as well
settle in. My foot starts to tap
as I look around and see the
things that need cleaned up
and check the clock to realize
I only have a few more hours
in the day to cram in more
than a few hours of work.
But their stories draw me
in and slow my pace. I don’t
have to rush them along or
do the spinny thing in the
air with my hand. Because I
know the punchline is coming and it is always worth the
It’s just a painted stripe . . . but the
three-point line on the basketball court
has done more to change a great American sport than anything else in recent
The ranks of high school, college and
professional basketball are now entering the third decade with the three-point
line — a concept that was suggested as
long ago as the 1930s
by University of Kansas
coaching dean Forrest
“Phog” Allen. When the
three-point line was in
the mid-1980s, traditionTAYLOR
alists howled, believing
that the long shots would
forever ruin the sport.
After all, basketball was meant to be
played in the paint, under the basket,
and at the free throw line, the stodgy
basketball barons said.
They are right . . . except the threepoint line adds such a thrilling element
to the often tedious play under the rim.
The three-point line is game-changing
territory. I’m simply enthralled with it —
whether it be in a local high school gym,
a college contest or even a professional
game. Wherever the trey is made, it’s
bound to give a crowd more reason to
cheer louder.
Need proof? Look at Monday night’s
NCAA men’s basketball championship
game, in which North Carolina made a
valiant comeback (down by 10 points
with five minutes left to play). An erratic
three-point shot by North Carolina’s
Marcus Paige with 4.7 seconds left to
play knotted the game at 74-74. Because
Villanova would be unlikely to go the
entire distance of the court and attempt
a two-point field goal in the the lane in
a span of 4.7 seconds, they chose the
three-point plan. And, it worked. The
trifecta field goal by Kris Jenkins, who
released the ball about one foot in front
of the arc, ripped the nylons of the net
at the buzzer, giving Villanova a 77-74 victory in
a style that would make
Hollywood scriptwriters
drool with envy.
The University of Oklahoma’s Buddy Hield,
a consensus national
player of the year, made
the three-point bucket his business card.
In his final year with the Sooners, Hield
drained 147 three-point field goals out of
322 attempts (45.7 percent). In comparison, he made 50.1 percent of his twopoint field goals (301 for 601). No one in
the NCAA division 1 ranks came close to
Hield’s shooting prowess at the threepoint line.
In the NBA, Stephen Curry of Golden
State has become the undisputed champion of the three-point field goal for the
2015-16 season. He has already set a
regular season record for three pointers — which he set in February, two
months before the regular season ends.
As of Wednesday, Curry has pumped 382
three-pointers through the rim out of
837 tries. That a 45.6 percent success
rate. He averages more than five three
pointers (or 15 points) per game. And, Curry isn’t just draining those
treys from the 22-foot line. He’s killing
those shots from 28 and sometimes 30
feet away — without hesitation.
Just when Curry in the pros and Hield
on the college court look like they can’t
sink another three-point bucket, they
successfully sink a shot from 35 feet and
beyond. Such territory has become allexpected as players push their limits on
the three-point shooting distance.
That’s no easy trick. Try heaving a
basketball from 30-plus feet and aiming
it for a metal rim with a circumference
of only 30 inches. You attempt that shot
while confronting a cacophony of sweaty
armpits and long arms and hands from
opposing players. There also is a timing
element. You have to attempt that shot in
about 25 seconds — while not traveling
or double dribbling.
Need a comparison? Try casting a
baited hook on a rod and reel exactly 30
feet, hitting your target perfectly (with
only about two inches of wiggle room at
that target), and hoping your cast doesn’t
get blocked by tall trees. And, you successfully land a fish 45.7 percent of the
time you cast your hook. If you can do
that, than every bait shop in America
would erect a statue in your honor.
Which is why it almost appears as if
God Himself is dipping His hands into
basketball arenas and gymnasiums and
giving those three-point shots an extra
touch of divine spin.
That makes three-pointer simply
Country can be
saved by returning
to God’s values
As our country is preparing
for the election of a new president, we all need to be seriously thinking of which candidate would be the best.
The last eight years our
country has fallen away from
God’s moral laws.
It’s my opinion that we are
no longer a Christian country
and without God’s presence
we will continue to fall even
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I would encourage voters
to think about each candidate
and pick a future president
that would choose to serve
God first and restore our nation back to being the most
powerful country in the world.
Remember all of us will
stand before God and give an
answer for our actions.
Kay Hills
Havana, Kan.
Frustrations mount
under Indy’s
city administration
served more population when
built than Independence now
has yet, but according to Webb,
it isn’t big enough. Has anyone
toured the city hall lately? If
you did, what you will find is
large cluttered rooms with
two or three people in them
– some rooms are unoccupied
and used for storage. If Webb
would do the job he is paid for,
the city could clean up all the
clutter on all three floors, they
could move more people in
each room and have no need
for Webb’s new city hall. I am so frustrated and mad
to think that not only Webb is
proposing this financial disaster but Mayor Gary Hogsett
and Commissioner Fred Meier’s are going along with the
plan. Commissioner Leonhard
Caflish seems to be the only Independence city commissioner
who is thinking financial responsibility.
The City of Independence
needs to rethink this city hall
plan and only plan new facilities for our police and fire/
EMS. Get rid of the cluttered
mess in city hall to make room
for the city employees. But,
what do I know, I am only expected to help pay for this financial madness. Ernestine Farris
Independence, Kan.
Your letter to Tulsa in the
March 31 issue was right on.
Right up to the time Mercy
decided to abandon their hospital, it was a wonderful hospital worthy of serving the
masses. Then, all the sudden,
the hospital wasn’t fit for human occupancy and is now being torn down, leaving us with
no hospital and just enough
for Independence city manager Micky Webb to create his
vision of a new city hall — with
no plans in sight for us to have
a hospital. So much of this deal is secret and information withheld,
thanks to Mercy, Webb and his
supporters, that we probably
will never know all the facts. What is even more amazing is
so few Independence citizens
have questioned all this, leaving it up to those few of us who
have protested to silent ears.
We have a city hall that
I am obviously delighted
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despite low voter
turnout, was good
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with the results of the special
election the hospital funded to
allow us to vote to continue the
1/2 cent sales tax to benefit the
hospital here in Coffeyville.
The emergency department
is a money loser and this extended tax should be a great
help to maintain our hospital.
The 998 folks who voted “yes”
surely realized this. I don’t
have a clue what the other 131
who voted “no” were thinking.
They must not care if we have
a hospital or not.
Medicare and Medicaid cuts
in funding since 2011 have
cost the hospital a million dollars a year. Uncompensated
charity expenses cost CRMC
a million dollars in 2014. In
2015, it cost CRMC two million
Funding from the one-half
cent sales tax extension is
projected to raise $850,000 a
year. Most of that will come
from Walmart sales reciepts.
My other concern is the low
voting count. There are 9,000
residents in Coffeyville and
only 1129 people thought the
issue was important enough
to support. I would bet money
that if the folks in Independence had had an opportunity
to vote to keep Mercy, they
would have voted to do so. In
other countries, people line up
around the block to vote. They
consider it a great privilege to
have the right and the opportunity. This sort of lethargy is
part of what costs nations to
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Coffeyville, Kan.
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Shawn Michael Gray (left) and Charlotte Siller of New York state
stand outside the Cherryvale Depot during their visit to Cherryvale two weeks ago to study the life of silent movie actress
Louise Brooks. (Courtesy photo)
visit Cherryvale
to study Brooks
While on filming locations,
Brooks often would bring mas The work of two cinema sive books to read during times
buffs from New York state will when she was away from the
put the life and times of Cher- camera, she said.
ryvale native Louise Brooks In their trip to the midwest,
into motion.
Siller and Gray learned much
Charlotte Siller, a student about the qualities of small
at State University of New towns like Cherryvale. While
York-Purchase, and Shawn they admit to realizing CherMichael Gray, recently visited ryvale of 2016 is not the same
Cherryvale, Independence and town as that of Louise Brooks’
Wichita to capture film footage childhood, they marvel how
for their work, “Documentary tiny Louise Brooks was able
of a Lost Girl,” which follows to cut her teeth in dance and
the life of silent movie star Lou- performance in local venues
ise Brooks. Brooks was born in — be it in on the stage of the
Cherryvale in 1906,
where she spent her
early childhood. She
or in the Cherryvale
lived briefly in indeOpera House.
pendence and WichHowever, Brooks’
ita before departing
life was also filled
for New York City as
with some darka teenager in search
ness, starting with
for a career in danca molestation that
ing. That quickly
she suffered by a
evolved into a career
neighbor while as a
in front of the movie
child in Cherryvale.
camera, where she
She had a rebellious
graced the golden
Louise Brooks
streak that carried
era of silent movies
her from her childas a star in the United States hood through her adult life.
and in Germany. From 1925 to She had on-again, off-again
1938, she starred in 25 mov- romances with notables like
movie actor Charlies Chaplin
Brooks’ image — best and CBS television founder
known for her helmet-style William S. Paley. She also was
haircut — made her one of rumored to have had a romanthe classic icons of the 1920s tic trist with Greta Garbo —
and 1930s. She was among one of her stylistic rivals of the
the most photographed and 1920s.
fashionable celebrities of her More than 30 years after her
time. So revered was Brooks death, Louise Brooks is more
as an American celebrity that popular than ever, Siller adshe dazzled Europe when she mitted. Fans flock to film fesbecame the first American to tivals across the world to see
perform the Charleston on Eu- her films. Her face and name
ropean soil.
even became the grist for the
However, Brooks’ career popular historical-fiction novel
in movies, dance and fashion “The Chaperone,” which was
was short lived. By the time a best-seller when released in
“talkie” movies came into exis- 2014. Photographs have been
tence, Brooks’ career on cellu- revived showing her glamor
loid was over. She fell into ob- and her vamp.
scurity before a revival of her An organizatio devoted to
fame took place in the 1970s. Louise Brooks’ fan base also
She died in Rochester, N.Y, in has gained more followers.
1985 at the age of 78.
The Louise Brooks Society
Siller has become obsessed keeps fans of Brooks aware of
with following Brooks’ career film festivals, articles in magaand her persona. The Cher- zines and newspapers, and
ryvale native was known in updates on pop culture aspects
Hollywood and New York cir- that pay homage to Brooks
cles for a sassy tone, upfront through art or song.
boldness, and an affinity for “It’s amazing to see how
high style and fashion. Her Louise Brooks has been repersona not only gained ad- branded over the years,”
mirers . . . but it also burned she said. “That’s why I hope
bridges in the entertainment the documentary will allow
business, Siller said.
people, including millenials,
It was her upbringing in a chance to see the first true
Cherryvale, under the thumb diva of the silent movie era.”
of a mother who pushed her It’s not yet known where
children to study classical lit- and when the Siller-Gray docerature and music, that al- umentary will be broadcast.
lowed Brooks to expand her For now, the duo is compiling
horizons, even as a young footage and interviews for the
“One takeaway I tell people Fans of Louise Brooks can
about is this: she was incred- stay abreast of the documenibly bright and fiercely intelli- tary’s production by viewing
gent,” said Siller. “I’m amazed its Facebook page (Documenat how ahead of her time she tary of a Lost Girl).
was. However, she was someone who had such an unusual
intelligence that she didn’t get
along with everybody.”
Bound for the Kansas State Music Small Ensemblo and Solo Contest on April 23 are Cherryvale High School musicians (front
row, left to right) Lauren Hucke, Natalee Morris, Cooper Niemier and Desiree Wittig, members of the saxophone ensemble; (back row, left to right) Jeremiah Greenawalt, tenor saxophone solo and saxophone ensemble; Nathan Torkelson, tuba;
Mathew Thornton, vocal solo; and Corbin Brannon, vocal solo. Not pictured: Quentin Austin, saxophone ensemble. (Photo
by Andy Taylor)
Musicians bound for state competition
Cherryvale High School will send
nine musicians to the Kansas State Music Small Ensemblo and Solo Contest on
April 23 by virtue of their top ratings at
a regional competition in Iola on Saturday.
Earning the coveted I, or superior,
rating at the regional contest were
Mathew Thornton, vocal solo; Corbin
Brannon, vocal solo; Jeremiah Greenawalt, tenor saxophonoe solo; Nathan
Torkelson, tuba solo; and the saxophone
ensemble of Quentin Austin, Jeremiah
Greenawalt, Lauren Hucke, Natalee
Morris, Cooper Niemier, Desiree Wittig.
Tonya Torkelson, CHS music instructor,
said musicians who receive a I rating at
the regional contest are allowed to compete at the state contest,. which will be
held on Saturday, April 23 at SoutheastSaline High School in Gypsum, Kan.
Earning II, or outstanding, ratings at
the regional contest were the CHS choir;
mixed vocal solo (Tiffany Allison, Ashley
Bertrand, Corbin Brannon, Ally McGlothin, Mathew Thornton); girls’ vocal
trio (Delaina Cook, Brennah Keplinger,
Hannah Wilson); Riley Kessler, percussion solo; Mathew Hornton, euphonium
solo; Natalee Morris, alto saxophone
solo; and Desiree Wittig, alto saxophone
‘Roaring 20s’ theme to highlight jr.-sr. prom
Attendees to the Cherryvale
High School Junior-Senior
Prom on Saturday evening will
go back in time for the annual
The prom will have the
theme “The Roaring 20s”
when students gather at 8
p.m. at the Lakeside Cedar
Lodge for a night of dancing.
The prom will end at 11 p.m.
Prior to the dance, prom
attendees and their dates will
gather at the entrance of the
Cherryvale High School for the
ritual promenade, which begins at 6 p.m. Prom attendees
and their dates will be introduced to the spectators. Family members are encouraged to
bring their camera to record
the formal affair.
An after-prom party will be
held at the Cherryvale Community Center from 11:45
p.m., until 4 a.m., Sunday.
Cherry Blossom Festival lineup continues to grow
Now is the time to get
booths rented and train tickets
purchased in preparation for
the 34th-annual Cherry Blossom Festival May 5-7 in Cherryvale.
The Cherryvale Chamber of
Commerce is aiming for this
year’s festival to be the biggest
and best in the community’s
history. To that end, the chamber has added a three-day carnival, jousting, a climbing wall
and a day of train rides to this
year’s lineup of family fun on
May 5, 6 and 7 at Logan Park.
At the chamber’s public
planning session on April 1
at the Cherryvale Community
Center, chamber president
Janet Plumley said the popular Toby Carnival will open
on Thursday, May 5, and run
through Saturday, May 7. This
is the first time in many years
that a carnival has come to
town, she said. Wrist bands
for unlimited carnival rides
will cost $20. Other new attractions include the National Guard
jousting and a climbing wall;
and Shirley Ann Hogben said
the Cherry Blossom Special
train ride is offering one-hour
train rides for $10 a person.
Children younger than 5 who
ride on an adult’s lap for the
full hour-long journey can ride
free. Tickets are sold in adOpticShop3792x2
vance (see adjacent story).
“The Cherry Blossom Festival will be bigger and even
better this year,” Plumley said.
“As usual, we have a great variety of vendors, live music, the
car show and the 5k run, and
the firemen are coming back
with their Water Ball fight.” Live music continues to be a
popular draw at the outdoors
event. The Back Roads Band
will play from 7-9 p.m. on Friday, May 6, and again from
1-3 p.m. on Saturday, May 7;
and the Christian band Kadosh
Kahal will play from 9-11 on
Saturday morning. Pizza Hut
will provide lunch and dinner
for the musical entertainers.
Cherry Blossom Festival
also features about 60 food,
merchandise and craft vendors, the traditional car show
with free spectator admission,
and a 5k fun run. Returning after a successful premiere last year are
the cherry pie baking contest
and the pie eating contest.
Call Tracy Cunningham at
(620)313-0046 for information. The Happy Hustlers 4-H
club is taking care of games
for kids; the Cherryvale cheerleaders are manning a dunk
tank; and Wilson Medical,
which operates the Cherryvale
Family Medical Clinic, will
man the first-aid station. And
there’s the possibility of a cake
Gina Fought is in charge
of craft vendors, and she said
new vendors are contacting
her and signing up for spaces almost daily. Booths rent
for $45 for indoor spots with
electrical access, and $25 for
outdoor booths without electricity. The cutoff date for reserving booths is April 15.
To reserve booth space, call
Fought at (620) 778-0976. Or
vendor entry forms can be
printed from the Cherryvale
Chamber of Commerce web
site; and vendors on Facebook
can go to Cherry Blossom Festival for the entry form. For
more information, call Plumley at (620) 330-1884. Tickets now on sale for train excursion
Tickets for the Cherry Blossom Special train
excursion that coincides with the Cherry Blossom Festival on Saturday, May 7 are now on
There will be three rides that day: 10 a.m.,
1 p.m. and 3 p.m. Tickets are $10 for adults;
children age 5 and younger ride free on the lap
of an adult.
Passengers must board the train at the Cherryvale Depot at least 20 minutes ahead of each
There are a limited number of tickets. The
tickets can be purchased at the following locations:
• Cherryvale: Cherryvale City Hall, 123 W.
Main; Community National Bank, 333 W. Main;
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Peoples State Bank, 200 W. Main; Leatherock
Hotel Bed and Breakfast, 420 N. Depot.
• Independence: Community National Bank,
125 N Penn; Commercial Bank, 501 N. Penn.
• Parsons: Bleacher Gear, 1730 Main; Community National Bank, 330 N. 16th; and Commercial Bank, 1901 Main Street.
The train excursion is sponsored by the
Cherryvale Chamber of Commerce, Cherry Valley Model Railroad Club, and the Western Railroaders Hall of Fame & Museum. Heart of the
Heartlands, based in Carona, Kan., is the host
of the event. The South Kansas & Oklahoma
Railroad is providing the the cars and locomotive for the excursion rides.
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Air medical service info to be presented at meeting Sorority make plans to host
Cherryvale citizens are invited to a
public presentation by the AirMedCare
Network from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, April 12 at the Cherryvale Community Center.
The City of Cherryvale recently partnered with Eagle Med, a member of the
AIrMedCare Network Membership Program, to provide air medical transport
services to Cherryvale city residents at
a discounted rate.
Linda Barnes, an AirMedCare representative, will provide information
about AirMedCare, the costs associated
with the program, and insurance programs that will defray the costs of air
medical transport.
Goodie bags will be presented.
For more information, contact Barnes
at (620) 717-5957.
Police handle busy month in March
Cherryvale Police Department responded to a total of
170 calls in March, a dramatic
increase over January, when
calls numbered 98. Almost 30
percent of the calls in March —
49 of them — were traffic related.
A breakdown of calls shows:
• 48 traffic stops
• 19 miscellaneous officer
• 4 each - suspicious activity,
thefts and found property
• 3 each - 911 hangups, domestic disturbances, followup investigations, noise complaints and alleged sex offenses
• 2 each - burglaries, disturbances of unknown type, harassment, miscellaneous public
calls, transporting an adult,
and welfare checks; and
• 1 each - reckless driver,
accident with injuries, alarms,
animal-related complaints, assist an outside agency, B&T,
criminal damage to property,
civil matter, criminal threat,
dog at large, nuisance dog, dog
bite, grass fire, structure fire,
funeral escort, fraud, medical
call, mental case, miscellaneous report, request to speak
with an officer, open door, recovered stole property, shooting or shots fired, special detail,
suspicious person, trespassing
and VIN check.
The Explorers Academy
training program is planning
a graduation for participants
later this month if the cadets
continue to progress at their
current rate, police chief Perry
Lambert said. The Explorers
program is for young men and
women ages 14-20. The Explorers assist with such events
as the Cherry Blossom Festival
and with traffic control during
the citywide clean-up event. In
2015 they teamed with Heart of
the Heartland railroad museum and the Cherryvale Chamber of Commerce for the Christmas parade and train rides,
and they adopted a family for
Christmas, providing that family with gifts and good, using
donations from local citizens
and businesses.
Fire, EMS dispatches down slightly during month
Cherryvale Fire and Rescue answered
37 EMS calls and nine fire calls in March,
a quiet month compared to January,
when EMS calls numbered 39 and fire
calls were almost double, at 17.
“March was kind of an average call volume month for the department,” fire chief
Jesse Reed told the city council on Monday night. “It was quieter than we’ve seen
it so far this year.”
Of the nine fire calls, two were mutual
aid structure fires, two were false alarms,
one was an EMS call, one was a grass fire
and one a leaf fire.
The department contacted 28 different
patients during the 37 EMS calls, which
included 18 transports for further treatment; nine patient refusals; nine “other”
calls, such as no patient found, call cancelled or patient dead at the scene; ad one
transport by Independence EMS as an addition unit.
The highest percentage of EMS calls
were: eight breathing problems, seven
fire standbys, three sick individuals, two
abdominal pain, two chest pain, two seizure and two falls.
EMS responded within one minute
of dispatch 89 percent of the time and
withint three minutes every time. They
arrived on scene within 5 minutes 95 percent of the time, and within 10 minutes 97
percent of the time. Sixteen of the 37 calls
— or 43 percent — were from outside the
city limits, requiring longer arrival times.
Father-Daughter Dance
Zeta Gamma Sorority in
Cherryvale met on March 2
at the Computer Center. Carol
Staton called the meeting to
order with the Opening Ritual.
roll call with the question,
“What do you like to do in the
spring?” Minutes were read
and approved, and Staton reported the receiving pins for
pledges are in from International. Thank-you notes went
out to secret sisters.
Treasurer’s report was approved and we agreed a donation will be given to the Presbyterian Church for the use of
their hall for decorating our
Valentine cakes.
Under committee reports,
the social committee announced it will have a baked
potato bar at the next meeting
on March 23. Rita Mendoza
will bake the potatoes, and
members sign up to bring toppings.
The Ways and Means
committee reported Stella
Blanchard has freezer paper
for next year’s fundraising effort. In total, 85 cakes and 20
pies sold this year.
planned a meal for the fire department on March 9. A signup sheet was passed around
for members to list items they
planned to bring.
discussed next, and unfinished
business included a report on
the plans for Founders Day.
We selected a caterer and approved the menu. The meal
will cost $10 a person.
We also discussed plans for
the Father-Daughter Dance.
Tracy Winn will be the deejay
and she asked for us to donate
to the Cherryvale Food Bank
instead of paying her for her
Under new business, members voted for Girl of the Year.
The winner will be announced
at the Founders Day meeting
at Lakeside Cedar Lodge, and
we agreed to donate two serving carts to the lodge.
New officers were elected
as follows: president Tonya
Smedley; vice president Patty
Allen; recording secretary Aimee Strickland; corresponding
secretary Misty Gill; and treasurer Micah DeWeese.
Refreshments followed adjournment. Tonya was the
hostess, and Misty was the cohostess. The next meeting will
be at the FCCLA room at the
high school. March 23 meeting
The sorority met in the FCCLA classroom at Cherryvale
High School on March 23.
Members brought toppings for
the baked potato bar. Marla
Sterling was hostess, and Rita
Mendoza was co-hostess. The
girls enjoyed a good meal and
discussed preparations for upcoming activities.
The main focus was on the
Father-Daughter Dance. Ideas
for decorations and food were
considered, and we decided to
have a photo booth available
for pictures.
Citywide rummage sales, cleanup approaches UPCOMING EVENTS
The Cherryvale Chamber of Commerce
and City of Cherryvale will sponsor the annual spring citywide garage sale days on
April 15 and 16, followed by the citywide
cleanup days on April 22 and 23. Both events are scheduled to occur
prior to Cherry Blossom Festival on May
6 and 7. The idea is to encourage Cherryvale residents to get rid of things setting
around that they don’t want any more,
and to polish the community’s image be-
fore guests arrive for the annual festival
the first weekend in May.
Rummage sale participants can pay
$10 to the chamber and have their sales
advertised in the Montgomery County
Chronicle and placed on a map that will be
available to bargain hunters to help them
find their way to the advertised sales.
Then the leftovers can be disposed of
during the following weekend’s cleanup
days. More details will be released closer
to the dates of these events.
Chamber of Commerce officers are
president Janet Plumley, vice president
Leslie Overall, treasurer Regenia Lehmann and secretary Hillary Lawrence. The
chamber board meets at noon on the
second Wednesday of each month at the
Cherryvale Community Center on South
Liberty. The next meeting is slated for
Wednesday, April 13. Call Plumley at (620)
330-1884 for more information.
Local author seeks details about infamous characters
Local author Joyce Long of
Cherryvale is looking for some
help rounding up bad guys,
and when she finds them she
plans to throw the book at
them. Or at least write a book
about them.
Long is best know for her
series of children’s books
centering around a puppet
named Zortz, but she also
has published more serious works, including “Be the
Jury; Be the Judge,” a book
concerning authorship of the
Pledge of Allegiance.
Now she is working on a
non-fiction book about out-
laws from the Old West days
in Kansas and northwest
Oklahoma to the present. “I have done quite a bit
of research and I’ve actually
come across older folks who
remember some of the more
notorious characters from
our state’s history,” she said.
“Now I’d like to hear from
anyone else who has a story
to share, maybe something
passed down through the
family the way families share
stories and their own personal legends.”
To contact Long, call her at
(620) 515-4039.
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The meeting starts at 9 a.m.
with a free continental breakfast and social hour. The business portion of the meeting,
including awards presentations, starts at 9:30. Winners
who want to do so will have
the opportunity to read their
The Cherryvale Chamber of Commerce’s final planning
session for this year’s Cherry Blossom Festival will be at 6
p.m. on Friday, April 29, at the Cherryvale Community Center on South Liberty Street. Those involved in the festival
and those who would like to help are encouraged to attend.
Advisory board to meet April 21
The Cherryvale Community Center advisory board will
meet at 1:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 21. Anyone interested
in the community center, its programs and other concerns,
is welcome to attend.
Friends of the Library to meet
The Friends of the Cherryvale Public Library will meet
at 5:30 p.m. today at the library, 329 E. Main. Anyone interested in assisting the library with its programs and in
fundraising efforts on behalf of the library is welcome to
attend. The agenda will include how to help the library pay
to have the air conditioning repaired.
School board preps for meeting
Writing contest winners to be named April 23
Those who enter the Kansas
Authors Club District 3 writing
contest will want to be sure to
Festival planning meeting set
entries aloud.
The meeting also will feature a silent auction, and
those who want to stay afterwards to socialize and have
lunch can purchase lunch at
the restaurant. Call president
Joyce Long at (620) 515-4039
for more information.
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The USD 447 Board of Education will meet for a 6 p.m.
workshop, followed by a 7 p.m. business meeting on Monday, April 11, at the Cherryvale Middle-High School library.
The meetings are open to the public.
Chamber board to meet April 13
Cherryvale Chamber of Commerce board of directors
will meet at noon on Wednesday, April 13 at the Cherryvale
Community Center on South Liberty. The board meets on
the second Wednesday of each month. Meetings are open
to all chamber members and those interested in the chamber. Call president Janet Plumley at (620) 336-3019 for
more information.
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Business & Farm
MCAC chief:
to receive
Comfort Inn
for construction of a Comfort
Inn in Independence were announced at the last First Friday
information session sponsored
by the City of Independence
and the Independence Chamber of Commerce.
Aaron Heckman, director
of the Montgomery County
Action Council, revealed the
news, saying the motel would
be build west of Orscheln’s
Farm and Home on West Main
Street. The motel will include
56 rooms with nine suites and
have a large meeting room.
Construction on the new
motel could begin as early as
May, he said.
“This is an encouraging
prospect of an outside business investor looking at Independence as a good place to
invest,” said Heckman.
Comfort Inn is part of the
Choice Hotel International,
which includes a conglomeration of hotels and motels. They
include Choice Hotels, Choice
Hotels International, Comfort
Inn, Comfort Suites, Quality,
Sleep Inn, Clarion, Cambria
Hotels & Suites, MainStay
Suites, Suburban Extended
Stay Hotel, Econo Lodge, and
Rodeway Inn.
Of all of Choice Hotel’s
brands, Comfort Inn is the
most prolific with 1,701 hotels across the world. Quality
is Choice Hotel’s second-biggest brand with 1,670 motels
across the globe.
Meier joins staff
of Heritage
Homes Realty
Heritage Homes Realty has
announced that Alissa Meier has joined its growing team
in southeast Kansas.
Alissa moved to southeast
Kansas from Missouri in February 2015. Prior to entering
a career in real estate, she
worked in marketing, event
planning and management for
over 20 years.
“I am passionate about this
of the opportunity
said Meier. “I look
client as
a chance
to better
Allisa Meier
their lives
and I enjoy guiding them to
their next phase of life.”
Having a strong background
in marketing and hospitality, Alissa learned quickly that
good communication and follow up are essential to success.
As a full-time realtor, her main
goal is to provide exceptional
service and she is dedicated to
supporting her clients in their
efforts to buy or sell a home.
“Alissa has a record of success in business. She is experienced in what it takes to
market a home and successfully negotiate a purchase. I’m
very happy that she is a part of
the team,” said Jessica Hensley, broker/owner of Heritage
Homes Realty. She is a member of the National Association
of Realtors, Kansas Association of Realtors, and of the local Board of Realtors.
Alissa lives in the Cherryvale area with her husband,
Heath and daughters, Anna
and Grace.
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by phone at (620) 716-1308.
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Local beef finds way to Mexico ranch
100,000 pounds of Americanraised cattle boarded two
large semis and made the trek
to Mexico, where they found
new life on a ranch in the state
of Jalisco.
Ninety-one head of Fleckvieh cattle from Royal Farms
of Montgomery County were
shipped to a Mexican rancher
who wanted to introduce the
Fleckvieh breed to the Mexican cattle community. Josef
Barbi of Royal Farms knows a
thing or two about Fleckvieh
cattle; he was literally born in
a Fleckvieh barn.
“I was born in a Fleckvieh
cow barn after the second
world war in Austria,” said
Barbi, speaking from a cattle
pen at one of his Royal Farms
properties south of Cherryvale
last Thursday. “I grew up with
the Fleckvieh bred, know and
understand the genetics and
breeding characteristics of the
Fleckvieh, and realize how important they can be to Mexico.”
Barbi initially raised Simmental cattle at his Montgomery County properties more A Royal Farm employee rounds up several head of Fleckvieh cattle and directs them toward a loading chute at the Royal Farm
than 20 years ago. However, property south of Cherryvale last Thursday afternoon, March 31. (Photo by Andy Taylor)
Royal Farms began specializing in full-blood Fleckvieh said. “Modern full-blood Fleckcattle 15 years ago. Using per- vieh cattle truly are the most
forming testing systems and universal breed in the world.”
a strict breeding program to Barbi sold 91 head of Fleckhighlight the Fleckvieh’s tri- vieh cattle to Octaviana Corple-purpose capabilities (beef, rillo, a ranch owner in the cenmilk and drought tolerance), tral Mexican state of Jalisco.
Barbi has genCorrillo
erated characBarbi began a
teristics that will
relamake the Flecktionship through
vieh — initially
a separate venbred in the Swiss
Alps — prone to
who owns Engisuccess in cenneered Systems
tral Mexico.
Inc., a Caneybeen fully imbased
manumunized, and all
facturer of feed
of their forage
machinery used
comes from our
in the aquaculfarms. We don’t
ture food indususe any pestitry, sold equipJosef Barbi
insectiment to Corrillo
cides or anyfor his shrimp
thing else,” he said.
farm in Mexico. That relation The Fleckvieh is known for ship led the two men to share
its high levels of productivity information about their love of
(for beef and milk), high con- cattle. One conversation led to
ception rate, short intercalving another, and Corrillo soon beperiods and calving ease. The came the owner of Fleckvieh
beef produced from Fleckvieh cattle born and raised in MontFleckvieh cattle originated in the Alps region of Europe and are touted as the second-largest
cattle is perfectly marbled, gomery County.
Barbi said.
Last Thursday’s load of breed in the world. (Photo by Andy Taylor)
“It’s tender and has an ex- Mexico-bound cattle included
cellent taste, irrespective of fall-bred heifers and cows, and young bulls. The cattle new herd of Fleckvieh cattle in by manager Zane Mozingo
whether it was produced from spring-bred heifers, open heif- will be used solely for breed- northern Mexico.
and assistant manager Shawn
bulls, heifers or steers,” he ers, young calves, herd bulls ing and genetic stock to start a Royal Farms is managed Long.
Steer, heifer jackpot show Mercy establishes presence in Pittsburg
set for April 24 in Coffeyville
COFFEYVILLE — The Junior Advisory Fair Board at the Coffeyville Inter-State Fair and Rodeo will in sponsor its first steer
and heifer jackpot show on Sunday, April 24 at Walter Johnson
Check-in will be held from 8 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. with the show
starting at 10 a.m. Cost is $30 per head. A pre-registration deadline is April 15.
Registration forms are available at
Prizes will be given to the grand steer and heifer and reserve
steer and heifer. Prize money will be paid back for class placings.
All proceeds will benefit the Inter-state Fiar and Rodeo Junior
Advisory Board.
Mail registrations to the Coffeyville Chamber of Commerce,
807 S. Walnut, Coffeyville, KS 67337. For more information, contact Jamie Carr at (620) 870-3717.
ICC hosts regional vet science contest
INDEPENDENCE —Independence Community College hosted
the Southeast Kansas Veterinary Science Competition on March
The competition was held on the ICC West Campus in the
Woods Room and Vet Tech facilities. Approximately 150 students
from agriculture programs at 15 different schools in southeast
Kansas participated.
“This was our biggest competition to date,” said Dr. Ann Dutton, program director and veterinarian. “This is a great opportunity for students to apply specific veterinarian science to their
interests in agriculture.”
Students participated in competitions that included general
knowledge, biology, and anatomy.
Students and schools were placed in two divisions and competed as teams as well as individuals.
The winning schools in Division A were: Labette County (first
place), Coffeyville (second place), and Marmaton Valley (third).
The winning schools in Division B were: Labette County (first
place), Southeast (second place), and (Columbus).
Individual winners from Division A were: Krissy Isle (first
place, Coffeyville), Tegan Maxson (second place, Labette County), and Grant Simpson (third place, Labette County).
PITTSBURG —More than
seven months after departing the Independence market,
Mercy Health System has reentered southeast Kansas by
establishing a joint clinic venture in Pittsburg.
Mercy officials were joined
by Via Christi Health officials
in Pittsburg on Monday in announcing the creation of a
primary care physician practice to serve the people of the
Pittsburg area. The practice
will serve patients in a new
clinic facility to be constructed on the Via Christi Hospital
campus in Pittsburg, initially
employing up to four primary
care providers. The partners
expect to begin construction of
the new clinic in May.
The Via Christi-Mercy joint
venture reflects a national
trend of healthcare organizations choosing to partner
to improve the coordination
and integration of the care
they provide to their patients,
with a focus on reducing costs
where possible.
“Our vision is to create a
regional, clinically integrated
system of care that improves
access to essential healthcare
services and delivers the highest quality of care to residents
of southeastern Kansas and
the surrounding area,” said
Dr. Tracy Godfrey, President of
Mercy Clinic Joplin.
As Catholic health systems
with a long history of service
in this region, Mercy and Via
Christi are ideally suited to
partner on improving access
to healthcare services for pa-
tients in this area. Via Christi is the largest provider of
healthcare services in Kansas.
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Soil temperature acts like a rollercoaster every spring
agree that it still applies to our
state. With the widely ranging temperatures as of late,
and corn planting season progressing rapidly, some aspects
of our weather this year warrant further examination.
It is officially spring, though
since our winter months were
so mild, some would say we
Extension agent
Wildcat Extension District
I always thought the quote
was “If you don’t like weather
in Kansas now, just wait a few
minutes.” It turns out, the actual Mark Twain quote used
New England instead of Kansas, but I think most would
didn’t have any winter this
year. Due to this, our soil temperatures have been far ahead
of normal for most of the
year. However, the recent cool
stretch has changed this situation immensely.
If you are looking for
weather data, a relatively new
online service available from
the Kansas Weather Data Library can be found at At this site, data
is available from 51 weather
stations across the state and
ranges back to 2010. Since it
is centrally located within our
district, this article will use
data from the Parsons site.
There are three additional
sites applicable to Southeast
Kansas; one in Woodson County, one in Chautauqua County,
and one in Cherokee County.
While both the 5 centimeter
(approximately 2 inches) and
10 centimeter (approximately
4 inches) soil temperatures
are available, for the purposes
of this article, only the 5 cm.
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depth will be used. While only
a relatively short timeframe, I
have averaged the years 2010
to 2015 to use as a “normal”
If you were to find the difference between 2016 and the
2010 – 2015 average, for the
month of January 2016 was
only almost identical to the
normal temperatures. In fact,
there was only an average of
0.05 degrees Fahrenheit difference with a range of 2016
being over 6 degrees warmer
than average and as low as
over 4.5 degrees cooler.
For the month of February, 2016 starts to differentiate from the average of 2010
to 2015. The average difference across the whole month
showed that 2016 was nearly
3.5 degrees warmer than the
average. The range was even
wider in February with 2016
being a maximum of being
over 9 degrees warmer on
February 21 while the minimum was one degree cooler
on February 10.
The month of March is
where the roller coaster really takes off. Through March
15, the average difference between 2016 and normal was
over 6.25 degrees while never
being below normal temperatures. In fact, the peek was
on March 15 with an average soil temperature of just
over 54 degrees. However, by
March 20, soil temperatures
had dropped from over 5 degrees above normal to over 4
degrees below normal reading
at 45.5 degrees. Furthermore,
by March 24, the temperature
had risen to 4.5 degrees above
normal again. If that is not a
roller coaster, I am not sure
what is.
By its very nature, soil
temperatures do not rapidly
change since the soils acts like
a buffer against change. One
factor that must be mentioned,
however, is a moist soil is more
resistant to change so our current dry conditions contribute
greatly to these swings. While
a fluctuation like this seemed
extreme to me, I compared
this 10day stretch to all the days in
March of 2010 to 2016. The
largest 10-day swing over
those years occurred in 2011
with a swing from over 10 degrees above normal to 10 days
later nearly 11 degrees below
normal. As it turns out, wide
swings like what has occurred
this month actually happens in
March quite often.
So how does this impact
producers? The target corn
planting soil temperature is
in the 50 to 55 degree range
(though I tend to aim for 55).
Essentially, corn will not germinate until the soil temperature reaches this point. If cooler than the trigger point, the
seed just sits in the soil which
can lead to some production
issues, specifically uneven
I’m sure most producers in our area have been on
this roller coaster before. As
Mr. Twain said, “just wait a
few moments” and conditions
could change rapidly. If you
have questions or would like
more information, please call
me at the office (620) 7248233, or e-mail me at, or visit the
Wildcat Extension District
website at www.wildcatdis-
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CCC grad awarded
Phi Theta Kappa
alumnus honor
Eric Mueller, an alumnus of assisted with chapter fundraisthe Coffeyville Community Col- ing that sponsored 19 chapter
lege Eta Gamma Chapter of Phi members to attend the InterTheta Kappa, has been select- national Convention.
ed to receive Phi Theta Kap- On the region level, Mueller
pa’s Distinguished Alumnus participated in the Kansas ReRecognition. The award will be gion Service Project and the St.
presented to Mueller, April 10, Jude Children’s Research Hosat the Phi Theta
Internafor many years.
tional Convention
He is extremely
in National Harknowledgeable
bor, Maryland.
of Society Programs and initia As a member
tives such as C4,
of the Eta Gamma
Competitive Edge,
Chapter, Mueller
and CollegeFish.
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self by serving as
the value of these
chapter president,
programs to the
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conducting workand
for the International Presidency.
On the inCoffeyville Comternational level,
Eric Mueller
Mueller was asked
recognized Muelto speak at a meetler’s many accomplishments ing of all candidates for the Inwhen he delivered the student ternational Phi Theta Kappa
speech at the commencement Office. He has encouraged
members to remain active as
Since graduation, Mueller Kansas Region Alumni by ashas continued to be very active suming leadership positions
with the Eta Gamma Chapter and participated in region acand the Kansas Region. On tivities.
the chapter level, he attended Mueller is currently attendchapter meetings and provided ing the University of Wisconleadership derived from ex- sin, where he is studying both
perience and individual mem- Portuguese and Japanese, in
ber mentorship. He returned preparation for internships
for the 2015 Officer Retreat and a trip to Japan in August.
and was instrumental in lead- Later on in life, he hopes to
ing the chapter to selection of travel to West Africa. Mueller’s
their 2015 College and Honors goal is a career in foreign diin Action projects. He has also plomacy.
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Community Elementary’s Students of the Month
Kindergarten, first and second grade students who were named Students of the Month were (front row, left to right) Jaelyn Serralde, Elizabeth Garcia, Kinsley Atkinson, Maci Miller, Jaydon Stevens, Abigail Bernabe, Serenidee Kendall, Kimberly Velasquez-Lazo, (back row, left to right) Nathan Davis, Regan Schenk, Kaleb Davis, Kiyandra Jennings, Elsie Stout, May
Strickland, Mekinze Ornelas and Manuel Habana. Not pictured: Annaliese Wright.
Third and fourth
named Students of
the Month at Tuesday’s ceremony included (front row,
left to right) Jaxon
Manning, Davien
Parker, (back row,
left to right) Tayshawn
Fertayjia Kendrix,
Aubriona Noblitt,
and Manuel Strickland.
Super Bowl player, former
CCC player to appear at
Tot Olympics on Friday
The annual Tot Olympics
— an event for special needs
children, age 2-8 — will be
held Friday, April 8 at the Coffeyville Community College,
Nellis Hall Gymnasium. The
event will be held from 12:30
p.m. to 2 p.m. Register at the
door or through your local
The events for Tot Olympics include basketball throw,
bean bag toss, obstacle course,
trike-wheelchair race, wagon
race, bowling, scooter race
and Nerf throw. All children
will be given a free T-shirt at
registration to wear during the
When the events are finished, a ceremony will be held
to present the children with
medals and ribbons.
Sylvester Williams, a former
CCC football player and a nose
guard for the 2016 Super Bowl
champions Denver Broncos,
will be on hand at this year’s
Tot Olympics.
Teresa McVey, organizer,
said this year’s event could see
up to 75 children and at least
100 volunteers.
“The volunteers come from
a wide variety of organizations, such as Coffeyville Community College athletes and
students, local high school organizations from the area, and
many others from southeast
Kansas,” she said. “Additionally, local nursing homes are
invited to cheer on the participants.”
(Photos by
Andy Taylor)
Local cop completes training
YODER – Sixty-three new law enforcement officers graduated
from the Kansas Law Enforcement Training Center (KLETC) Friday, March 18.
The graduates, who began their training November 30, 2015,
represented 53 municipal, county and state law enforcement
agencies from across Kansas.
Among the graduates was Jesse Moley, a patrol officer with
the Coffeyville Police Department.
Fifth and sixth grade students who were bestowed the Student of the Month honor were (front row, left to right) Akhia Littlejohn, Emily Long, Daric Voss, Saleen Pitts, Lauren DeTar, (back row, left to right) Lillian Phillips, Emily McIntosh, Bretta Tinsley, Drew Stukesbary, Noah Grider, and Breanna Bradshaw.
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Bartlett Co-op’s
Saturday, April 23
10am to 2pm
Live Musical Entertainment by Dennis Blackburn & Band!
Bounce House, Egg Drop, & Lots of fun for smaller children!
Join us for Lunch!
“Momma Sandy and the Boys will Be Cooking”
Hamburgers • Hot Dogs • Brats • Baked Beans • And More!
Please visit our Vendors in the Big Top!
- Door Prizes (must be present in Bartlett to win)
- Cash & Carry Specials (to be announced that day)
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* Can only be prepaid on Saturday, April 23 at any of our locations.
Our Baking Contest is now an Annual Event!
3 Divisions - Cookies • Pies • All other Desserts
Purchase a chance to win a
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All proceeds go towards our
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purchases for our local youth!
Prizes in each division1st - $100 Cash
2nd - $35 Gift Certificate
3rd - $25 Gift Certificate
All entries must be here by 10 am - Sat., April 23 – Judging Starts at 10:30 am
Include your name & phone number at the bottom of your entry.
Stop by any of our locations and pick up a coloring sheet for your
children to enter the coloring contest!
Divisions: Pre K - 1st Grade • 2nd - 3rd Grade • 4th - 5th Grade
There will be 2 winners each division. Each winner will win a nice prize, so go get those color sheets!
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Volunteers needed for clean-up
at Walter Johnson Park
The Coffeyville City Park Advisory Board will sponsor a
park clean-up at Walter Johnson Park on Sunday, May 1
from 2 p.m to 4 p.m.
Volunteers are needed to meet at Walter Johnson Park
from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. They are to bring weed eaters,
brooms, shovels, heavy rakes, leaf rakes, hoes, clippers,
hedge trimmers and wheelbarrows. The goal is to clean the
playgrounds the shelter areas in the park.
Round-Up set
for April 14
School will host its annual
Kindergarten Round-Up on
Thursday, April 14. Kindergarten Round-Up is for students who will be attending
Kindergarten at Community
Elementary in Coffeyville next
fall and who will be five-years
old on or before Aug. 31, 2016.
Round-up sessions will be
held at two designated times
on April 14, in the Multipurpose Room at Community
Elementary School, 102 S.
Cline. Parents are asked to
bring their future kindergartner and attend either the 10
a.m. or the 5 p.m., session. To
help make this a special day
for your future kindergartner,
parents are asked to provide
child care for all other preschool children if possible.
provides parents and next
year’s kindergartners the opportunity to meet the teachers
and to see the various classrooms. While the children enjoy Kindergarten experiences
with the teachers in some of
the classrooms, parents will
meet with the building principals and school health office
and school clinic to provide
general school information
and to answer questions.
Parents should bring the
following for pre-registration: original birth certificate
and immunization record. If
you are unable to attend the
Round-Up or have questions,
call the school office at (620)
252-6430. If you know a family with a child who will be fiveyears old by Aug. 31, 2016,
encourage them to attend this
important event.
Forensics students compete at Chanute
Field Kindley High School
forensics students competed
at Chanute High School last
weekend. The tournament
was a national qualifying
tournament for the National
Speech and Debate Association’s national tournament in
e to state tournaments
Kindley boys advanc
Caney Valley girls, Field
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Swift action sav m
small children
Three children
burnunattended in
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Coffeyville; fire
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efforts as ‘heroic
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with promoting the drive. The
American Red Cross and hospitalized patients who need
the gift of life are appreciative
of all the hero donors and volunteers.
The next blood drive will
be held May 19 and 20 at the
First Baptist Church in Coffeyville. It is hoped the community donors will add these
dates to their calendar.
A reminder to donors that
they may move through the
process more rapidly and
spend less time waiting to
Eleven Coffeyville Night
Writers met in March to read
their assignments, “Tears of
Joy.” The assignment had been
given by David Nyberg. An
item he had written, “Crown
of Thorns” published in My
People, was read by President
Lois Vail. The group welcomed a visitor, Ella Bohannon, from Ar-
Sixth Grade
Poetry Night
set for April 26
Sixth Grade Poetry Night
will be held from 6 p.m. to 7
p.m., Tuesday, April 26 at the
Community Elementary School
Multipurpose Room. The event
will be hosted by sixth grade
teacher Karlas Moore
A poetry writing contest is
being held for grades 3-6 by
Kylie Booth, school librarian.
The winners of that contest
will join sixth grade students
in presenting poems for the
Cookies and punch will be
donate by completing their
health history online the day of
their donation prior to coming
to the collection site. The new
process is called “Rapid Pass”
and must be completed the
day of their donation on their
home computer.
visit for more
information or to make an
appointment. All blood types
are needed to ensure the Red
Cross maintains an adequate
blood supply.
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apartment was
$25,000. The
Elizabeth Washoccupied by
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The cause of
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der investigat
Deand Police
feyville Fire
and the Kansas
office at
State Fire Marshal’s
n of the
, per the instructio
for purchase
is now available
this time.
if any chargFourth streets
It’s not known
Ridgeway and
by Andy Taylor)
City Library at
filed against
es would be
The former Caney at Monday’s meeting. (Photo
children, GrimBY ANDY TAYLOR
parents of the
Caney City Council
the quick
— The lives mett
Grimmett praised
children were
which he described
of two small
e firefight- work,
firefighters Midgsaved by Coffeyvillfire Monday “heroic,” of
in locating
ett and Dean
ers at a structure
two children.
been for the
“This is a situation
Had it not
the status of
we do comes
another child
, inCouncilors discussed
of the training
alertness of
. “I
can be
nt City buildings
in the apart- all
said Grimmett
sales tax revenue
several now-vaca buildings located
discovered smoke a neighbor, to fruition,”
deness so that
my hat to the
cluding two
of the
ment and notified have been have to tip
derived from
the north side
the way they
with Gress’
in an alley on
partment for
the result
Councilors agreed
fire itself
Fourth Street;
not only the
Persons wishing
block of West
in the
tragic — if not
former Caney
all three handled
recommendation. purchase the library 100
searched the
works building
That’s because 2 and 1 but in how they
former public
and Fourth
submit an RFP
by 1
the former Caney facilages 7,
and located the
Library at Ridgeway
their proposal
alley behind
children —
on the sale block.
should submit
the Caney
and a public
streets is now
March 21 at
other properDepartment;
— were left
Cof- children.”
the efp.m., Monday,
office south of
will address
So, too, are several
He also praisedd child in
The council
the burning
Caney city taxpayby
ties now
at the meeting
of a 7-year-ol
n about
feyville’s fire
those proposals
ble discussio
, fire chief, forts
for notifying
After considera
James Grimmett Fire De- the apartment
Monday agreed
s, city
councilors on
the fire.
those structure
The former
to sell the two
thick black neighbor child went to the
with a recomme
grocery store.
councilors agreed brick structure and
partment found
Fred Gress to
a neighborhood mid-1970s and
from the Eastand said there
in the
smoke pouring
submit a request
when neighbor
City age buildingssandstone structure —
in this
store closed
interested personsknown as an RFP,
g smokey
when the Caney
a two-story
side Terrace
at around somethin Once the neighbor
became available damage in a downalley in the north
for proposal,
of the former
located in the
firefighters arrived Upon ar- apartment.
library then
apartment and
of West Fourth
seeking the purchase
business. Library
location. The
of 100 block
4:30 p.m., Monday. two small came to the
it as a retail
town Caney
store in
former public
smoke, 911
belibrary and use
former grocery
and to sell the
noticed the
Caney Fire
rival, tenants
library, which
. “But,
moved to the
1 and 2, were
Gress said the
behind the former
said Grimmett
y location. That
children, ages
1978 as
this was a
the apartmen
came vacant
status was maintaine
appears that
retain the
inside one of
at Fifth and
moved Departme
firefighters it
also voted to
means the smoke
to its new quarters has been the subThe council
— until the library.
Within seconds, the apart- burn. That
for 38 years
apartment bebuilding/cemetery to
streets last month,as many as six difin February
public works
began a search Kevin Midg- was filling the
new building
e Cemetery and
into a fire.”
moved. to its
ject of interest
south of Sunnysid as an auxiliary
ment. Firefighte located the fore it ignited
since the library with
ferent people
to be sold
use the parking
ett and Jake
chief concerns
Recreation Center,
Other facilities
and pulled them
Gress had two
selling off City-owne
lot for the Caney to the property.
two children
of the former
The issue of
to the
the future use
further discussed
which is adjacent
to safety.
be returned
buildings was
that the building the eventual owner
They were initially Medical
Monday’s council
Coffeyville Parks
busitax rolls and
at Coffeyville
use it as a retail
requests annual
later transport
replace old
Medical Center allotment to repair,
to St. Francis
t. See page B10
park equipmen
in Tulsa, Okla.
the two
Grimmett said
ts. Pile said
were found
pense for participan mostly to
smallest children
band plays
breathing after
are due
with labored
7. A Christian
a the increases
healthcare retoxic smoke.
morning, and
the new national
inhaling the
on Saturday
confined to
business, the secular band plays Saturday form laws, but that Cherryva
“The fire was which the
In other
some other
to group memalso includes
better than
agreed unanimou
a living room
night. The event
Council agrees
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Only the top two performers in
each category (Lincoln Douglas Debate, Public Forum Debate, and Duo Acting) advance
to the national tournament.
The duo acting team of
Molly Karnes and Kenndy
Dodson placed fourth, which
gave them the second runnerup status. Other forensics students to compete at the event
included Lauren King, fifth
place, Lincoln Douglas Debate; Jenna Speer and Skylier
Desmarais, duo acting, 10th
place; Austin Hancock and
Juleonna Stevenson, duo acting, ninth place.
At a separate tournament in
Chanute, Colvin Gibson placed
fourth in humorous interpretation.
Night Writers to host district meeting April 23
Blood drive yields 74 donations
The Red Cross Blood Drive
held in Coffeyville on March
21-22 collected 74 units of
Thirty-one local volunteers
worked 116 hours assisting
the Red Cross Blood Collection
Staff and donors. Sonic Drivein supplied various items for
the canteen and the Leib 4-H
Club provided cookies. Local
churches, KGGF-KUSN Radio
station, Independence Reporter, Montgomery County
Chronicle, Coffeyville State
Bank, and Class LTD assisted
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city facilities
kansas. Ella was visiting her
grandmother, Sharon Thompson, during spring break. The group voted not to
have a meeting in April as it
would be the same week as
the District 3 meeting of Kansas Author’s Club. The District
3 meeting will be at 9 a.m.,
Saturday, April 23 at Sirloin
Stockade. Coffee and snacks
will be furnished by the district.
Winners of the spring writing competition will be announced and winning entries
will be read. The club was reminded to
submit winter and Christmas
stories to the Cherryvale Trail
Writers for the book they will
be publishing this fall. The club’s next meeting at
6 p.m., Tuesday, May 24 at
Sycamore Landing, 701 Lewark. Lois Vail, hostess, has
given the assignment, “Angels
Among Us.” — Louise Click, reporter
Musician to perform in concert Tuesday
Coffeyville Community
College welcomes acoustic
musician Dana Robinson to
the Spencer-Rounds Theatre
on Tuesday, April 12, at 10:30
Admission to the concert is
free and open to the public.
Robinson is celebrating
his 20th year of national and
international touring. With
guitar, fiddle, and mandolin,
his sound is a melting pot
of Appalachian, British and
rural American influences.
His performances show a
Dana’s songs and
deep understanding
stories are snapof America’s musical
shots of history,
heritage by blendand vignettes of
ing contemporary
unsung events that
songwriting and pullhave shaped the
ing from traditional
fabric of our lives.
Appalachian music.
Cowboys, min Robinson’s proers, moonshiners,
gram, “Songs of the
riverboats, trains,
American Landmigrant workers,
scape,” portrays the
country, as seen from
Dana Robinson and explorers of
all stripes populate
the dusty blue highDana’s “Songs of the Ameriways, riverbanks, mountains
can Landscape” program.
trails, and from car windows
rolling along the interstate.
Kitchen fire injures apartment occupant
The Coffeyville Fire Department on Tuesday afternoon
responded to a kitchen fire
at 600 South Maple, Pickwick
Place, apartment 219. The
fire was quickly extinguished.
The occupant of the apartment, Denise O’Connor, received minor burns on her
hand and was transported to
Coffeville Regional Medical
Center by EMS personnel. The
Coffeyville Police Department
assisted with evacuation of the
The apartment sustained
$3,000 damage as a result of
the fire.
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Cherryvale’s powerlifters defend state title
— Cherryvale High School’s
weightlifting program repeated as the class 3A state champions by capturing first place
at the state meet here on Saturday.
There were 23 iron men
from Cherryvale who competed at the state meet. Of those
23 lifters, 49 total medals
were earned. There also were
two state champions: Trenton
Smedley, now a two-time state
champ in the 242-pound division, and Bo Edens, who competed in the 140-pound division.
Three new state records
were set by the Chargers.
Brendan Menzer, competing
in the 172-pound division, set
a state milestone in the power clean (345 pounds) while
Trenton Smedley, competing at
242 pounds, set a new record
in power clean (335 pounds).
In the girls’ division, Taryn
Rash, who competed in the
165-pound division, set a state
record in the bench press (165
At each powerlifting meet,
an individual not only earns
medals in the three individual
events (bench press, leg squat,
power clean) but also can win
placings based on total pounds
lifted. Cherryvale won the state
title with 80 team points. Conway Springs was the runnerup with 68 team points.
Defending the state title
completes the Charger powerlifting season, which also saw
the Cherryvale iron men defend the Tri-Valley League title
earlier in February and the
Conway Springs Invitational
Tournament two weeks ago.
“That makes for a successful season,” said Rodney Vigil,
CHS powerlifting instructor.
“We repeated as champions
at each of the tournaments in
Listed below are the names
of those Cherryvale lifters
(with their weight class) who
finished in the top five of their
weight classes at the state
• Eric Spencer, 114 pounds — Leg
squad, 185 pounds, second place. Bench
press, 120 pounds, third place; Power
clean, 125 pounds, third place. Third
place overall.
• Garrett Novotny, 123 pounds — Leg
squat, 245 pounds; Bench press, 150
pounds. Power clean, 215 pounds, first
place. Fifth place overall.
• Levi Barron, 132 pounds — Leg squat,
Cherryvale High School weightlifters who competed at the class 3A state powerlifting meet in
Conway Springs, Kan., on Saturday included (front row, left to right) Levi Barron, Kortland Verge,
Trenton Smedley, Josh Madl, Garrett Novotny, Micah King, (middle row, left to right) Eric Spencer, Colben Dodson, Bo Edens, Matt Douglas, Brendan Menzer, Dexter Queen, Cade Addis, (back
row, left to right) Gavin Williams, Ian Pearson, Chance Main, Brady Snider, Zach Wood, Zack
Steed, Trevor Raida, and Bryson Bennett. (Courtesy photo)
230 pounds. Bench press, 180 pounds,
third place. Power clean, 180 pounds.
Fifth place overall.
• Trevor Raida, 132 pounds — Leg
squat, 235 pounds. Bench press, 155
pounds. Power clean, 200 pounds, third
place. Fourth place overall.
• Bo Edens, 140 pounds — Leg squat,
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300 pounds, third place. Bench press,
220 pounds, second place. Power clean,
225 pounds, first place. First place overall.
• Kortland Verge, 140 pounds — Leg
squat, 310 pounds, second place. Bench
press, 190 pounds. Power clean, 215
pounds, third place. Third place overall.
• Dexter Queen, 148 pounds — Leg
squat, 330 pounds, first place. Bench
press, 205 pounds. Power clean, 210
pounds. Fourth place overall.
• Ian Pearson, 156 pounds — Leg squat,
275 pounds. Bench press, 260 pounds,
first place. Power clean, 250 pounds.
Fifth place overall.
• Colben Dodson, 165 pounds — Leg
squat, 335 pounds, second place. Bench
press, 230 pounds, third place. Power
clean, 230 pounds. Third place overall.
• Brendan Menzer, 172 pounds — Leg
squat, 385 pounds. Bench press, 265
pounds, second place. Power clean, 345
pounds, first place. Second place overall.
• Zack Steed, 220 pounds — Leg squat,
445 pounds, third place. Bench press,
275 pounds, third place. Power clean, 315
pounds, first place. Second place overall.
• Trenton Smedley, 242 pounds — Leg
squat, 505 pounds, first place. Bench
press, 330 pounds, third place. Power
clean, 335 pounds, first place. First place
• Zach Wood, 242 pounds — Leg squat,
395 pounds. Bench press, 305 pounds,
second place. Power clean, 270 pounds,
third place. Fourth place overall.
• Brady Snider, power weight — Leg
squat, 520 pounds, second place. Bench
press, 365 pounds, second place. Power
clean, 315 pounds, second place. Second
place overall.
• Kylee Lang, 105 pounds girls’ division
— Leg squat, 160 pounds, third place.
Bench press, 90 pounds. Power clean,
100 pounds. Fifth place overall.
• Taryn Rash, 165 pounds girls’ division
— Leg squat, 235 pounds, third place.
Bench press, 165 pounds, first place.
Power clean, 135 pounds. Second place
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Area cagers
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PITTSBURG — Six area
basketball players have been
selected to participate in the
Southeast Kansas All-Star
Game Friday at Pittsburg State
University’s John Lance Arena.
Making the rosters for this
year’s event, which is once
again being presented by MyTown Media, are Field Kindley
High School’s Andre’a Newton,
Jawaun Thompson and Seth
Graham, Independence’s Jalynn Lawrie and Kara McGrath,
as well as Cherryvale’s Beth
The All-Star event features
20 girls and 20 boys players,
all selected through balloting of area coaches. The CNC,
Southeast Kansas, Three Rivers and Tri-Valley leagues are
all represented in this year’s
The girls game is scheduled
for 6 p.m., with the boys game
immediately following. The
event also includes a girls and
boys three-point competition,
as well as a dunk contest. Previous participants in the game
have gone on to star at several collegiate levels, including at NCAA Division I, II, and
III, NAIA and junior college
Coaches for the girls game
are KOAM-TV morning news
anchors Tawyna Bach and Michael Hayslip. Pittsburg City
Manager Daron Hall and Brad
Snow from the All Aboard
Foundation will coach the
Tickets for the game are $7
and can be purchased at the
door the day of the event. As a
token of appreciation for area
high school basketball coaches, they will be admitted free
of charge.
Hawkins have all been placed
on Team A for the girls game.
They will be joined by Riverton’s Macy Williams, Parsons’
Shay Kelly, St. Paul’s Josie Albertini,, Pittsburg’s Colgan’s
Sydney Russell, Galena’s McKayla Hart, Chanute’s Madi Rollins and Marmaton Valley’s
MacKenzie Tynon.
Team B for the girls game
consists of Emily Merando of
Frontenac, Hanna White of
Baxter Springs, Anna Bashaw
of Chanute, Erica Gartner of
Labette County, Jaycee Polhlopek of Northeast-Arma,
Sydney Dent of Pleasanton,
Jordyn Tuck of St. Paul, Jordan Schoenberger of Chanute,
Dakota Corle of Fredonia and
Clancie Sorrell of Labette
On the boys side, Thompson
and Lawrie will both play on
Team A. They will be joined by
Adrian Scroggins of Pittsburg,
Laike Damman of Girard,
Hunter Frazell of Colony-Crest,
Chase VanBecelaere of Pittsburg-Colgan, Aaron Havilland
of Chanute, Isaac Ostrosky
of Fredonia, Matt Abernathy
of Baxter Springs and Grant
North of Riverton.
FKHS’ Graham will be on
Team B with Kaleb DeLaTorre
of Fort Scott, Troy Howard of
Northeast-Arma, Trey Lind
of Chanute, Drew Davied of
Girard, Klein Ryan of Labette County, Jake Haviland
of Humboldt, Justin Solander
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Main, Menzer claim gold
at Central Heights meet
Caney Valley High School head softball coach Jerod Rigdon confers with his team following the Bullpups’ 10-9 win over Eureka in
the first of a two-game series against Tornadoes on Monday in Caney. (Photo by Andy Taylor)
Wins are twice as nice for ’Pups
Caney Valley secures doubleheader sweep against Eureka
CANEY — In walk-off fashion, the
Caney Valley High School softball team
rallied late in both games to take a pair
from Eureka, capturing 10-9 and 12-11
Tri-Valley League wins on Monday.
“We put ourselves in a hole both games
and really never came to life until the last
two innings,” said CVHS coach Jerod Rigdon. “We have to do a better job of making routine plays on defense. We are giving away too many outs. It’s hard to win
games when you give away six outs and
four runs in an inning.
“I applaud our toughness and willingness to play hard until the end. I just think
we need that kind of focus for seven innings … not just the last two. We have an
opportunity to get on a roll here. I hope we
make the most of it.”
The Lady Bullpups were coming off a
pair of home losses to Independence last
Thursday (see related story). With Monday’s sweep, CVHS improved to 2-2 overall and 2-0 in league play.
In a strange quirk in the schedule,
Caney Valley will face the Tornadoes again
on Thursday in Eureka. After that, it will
visit Montgomery County rival Cherryvale
on Monday in another TVL matchup.
CVHS needed some late-game heroics
in both games to pick up wins.
In the opener, Caney Valley trailed by
two heading into the bottom of the seventh
inning but rallied down the stretch. Sadie
Wade hit a two-run double to cap off the
come-from-behind victory.
Wade went 3-for-4 at the plate, with
two doubles. Kaylin Allen scored four
runs, while Selena Rodriguez also crossed
the plate twice.
CVHS battled its way back again in the
nightcap but had to overcome a bigger
deficit. Caney Valley tried by four runs
heading into the bottom of the seventh but
managed to plate four runs to even things
up and force extra innings.
During the extra frames, Eureka scored
one in the eighth inning before CVHS
came back with a run in the bottom of
the inning to tie the score yet again. After
holding the Tornadoes scoreless in the top
of the ninth, the ‘Pups were finally able to
break through with one in the bottom of
the inning to earn a second straight walkoff win.
“We did a great job of situational hitting
in the late innings,” Rigdon said.
Rodriguez, who was the victorious pitcher in both games for the Lady Bullpups,
helped her own causes by going 2-for-5 at
the plate. Wade smacked a home run and
scored two runs. Sydney Raschen scored
three runs, while Allen and Sam King both
crossed the plate twice.
Watson tops the leader board at Erie
ERIE — Troy Watson was
up to his usual tricks, capturing first place at the Erie Invitational to lead the Caney Valley High School boys’ golf team
to a third-place overall finish
on Monday.
Watson recorded a 79 on
the day to take the top spot —
three strokes ahead of runnerup Chandler Mongeau of Eureka at 82.
Despite Watson’s championship performance, CVHS golf
coach Tom Nelson said it was
a rough day for his team much
of the way.
“We struggled in each guy
a little,” Nelson said. “Golf is
so tough mentally, and we lost
focus several times. We need
to toughen up mentally and
play with more confidence. It
requires a five-hour focus, and
we are not quite there yet. But
they want it and have great attitudes working toward that. I
believe it will come.”
As a team, the Bullpups recorded a team score of 361,
which was nine strokes in back
of champion Eureka at 352.
Jayhawks Linn came in second
at 359. Rounding out the field
after Caney Valley were Erie
A with 390, Neodesha 419,
Yates Center 423, Sedan 431,
Oswego 465, Uniontown 469,
Chetopa 474 and Erie B 497.
A regional champion and
state runner-up a year ago,
Watson earned his second vic-
tory of the season after taking
first place at last week’s season-opening Caney Valley Invitational. He shot a 39 on the
front side and 40 on the back
nine for a score of 79.
Joining him in the top 10
from Caney Valley was Trevor
Watson, who shot a 43 on both
sides to finish with a score of
Other Bullpup golfers that
competed in the tournament
were Brandon Wilson with a
96, Trent Thornton with a 100,
Kaleb Vining 106 and Justin
Ward 111.
The Caney Valley boys’ golf
team will be back in action on
April 11 at the Baxter Springs
52-44—96, Trent Thornton 50-50—100,
Kaleb Vining 53-53—106, Justin Ward
RICHMOND — Chance Main
took first place in the high
jump and Brendan Menzer
was tops in the 100-meter
dash to lead the Cherryvale
High School track team in last
Friday’s Central Heights Invitational.
No final team scores were
unavailable as of press deadline, but the Chargers performed well in their second
meet of the season.
Main led the way in the high
jump with a leap of 5-8, while
Menzer beat out the competition in the 100 with a time of
12.44 seconds. The Cherryvale
boys’ 4 x 100 relay also finished in first place with a time
of 47.98 seconds.
Other top performances in
the meet by CHS came from
Main, second in the boys’ triple
jump (39-1 1/2), fourth in the
110-meter hurdles (19.77) and
fifth in the 300 hurdles (46.94);
Taryn Rash, second in the girls’
100 (14.31) and third in the
shot put (30-6); Ian Pearson,
third in the boys’ high jump (58) and sixth in the triple jump
(36-5); Seth Carinder, third in
both the boys’ 100 (12.78) and
200 (25.62); Jacob Robertson,
fourth in the boys’ high jump
(5-0); Dexter Queen, fourth in
the boy’s long jump (19-1 1/2);
Kelsey Phillips, fifth in the
girls’ 200 (30.44); Menzer, fifth
in the boys’ long jump (19-0
1/4); Trevor Raida, sixth in the
boys’ long jump (18-7 1/4); and
Trenton Johnson, sixth in the
boys’ 400 (1:04.79).
The Cherryvale girls also
came in third place in the 4 x
100 relay with a time of 57.98
The Charger track team is
scheduled to compete in the
Eureka Invitational today and
will follow that up with a trip
to the Riverton Invitational on
Discus: 7. Riley Kessler, 104-0.
High Jump: 1. Chance Main, 5-8; 3. Ian Pearson, 5-8; 4. Jacob Robertson, 5-0.
Long Jump: 4. Dexter Queen, 19-1 1/2; 5. Brendan Menzer, 19-0 1/4; 6. Trevor Raida, 18-7 1/4.
Shot Put: 8. Riley Kessler, 37-4.
Triple Jump: 2. Chance Main, 39-1 1/2; 6. Ian
Pearson, 36-5.
110 Hurdles: 4. Chance Main, 19.77.
300 Hurdles: 5. Chance Main, 46.94; 14. Jacob
Robertson, 53.74.
100: 1. Brendan Menzer, 12.44; 3. Seth Carinder, 12.78; 9. Dexter Queen, 13.26.
200: 3. Seth Carinder, 25.62; 17. Ivan Valenzuela, 27.90; 19. Trenton Johnson, 28.50.
400: 6. Trenton Johnson, 1:04.79.
800: 10. Jared Humaciu, 2:32.30.
1600: 16. Donovan Leque, 5:56.26; 19. Nathan
Torkelson, 6:22.31.
3200: 7. Donovan Leque, 12:26.28; 14. Nathan
Torkelson, 13:46.72.
4 x 100 Relay: 1. Cherryvale, 47.98.
Shot Put: 3. Taryn Rash, 30-6.
100: 2. Taryn Rash, 14.31; 9. Kelsey Phillips,
15.46; 13. Jazze Reister, 16.08.
200: 5. Kelsey Phillips, 30.44.
400: 12. Kelsey Phillips, 1:15.80.
4 x 100 Relay: 3. Cherryvale, 57.98.
CHEROKEE — With 167
points, the Charger boys took
first place in the season-opening Southeast Lancer Invitational on March 29.
Cherryvale distanced itself from runner-up Riverton,
which finished with 93 points.
Southeast-Cherokee took third
place with 71.
CHS won five different
events in the meet. Main took
first place in the high jump
with a leap of 5-10 and the
300 hurdles in 45.84 seconds. Menzer ran the 100 in
11.8 seconds to claim the top
spot. Meanwhile, Pearson beat
Main by three inches to take
the triple jump title. Also, the
CHS boys’ 4 x 100 relay team
landed first place with a time
of 46.82 seconds.
On the girls’ side, Cherryvale took seventh place with
26 points. Southeast-Cherokee
won the meet with 141, followed by Baxter Springs with
98 and Erie 68.
BOYS TEAM SCORES: 1. Cherryvale 167, 2. Riverton 93, 3. Southeast-Cherokee 71, 4. College
Heights 70, 5. Erie 68, 6. Baxter Springs 54, 7.
Columbus 14, 8. Northeast-Arma 11, 9. Christian
Learning Center 4.
High Jump: 1. Chance Main, 5-10; 2. Ian Pearson, 5-10; 3. Essig, 5-8.
Long Jump: 2. Brendan Menzer, 19-0 1/2; 4.
Trevor Raida, 17-10 3/4.
Pole Vault: T-2. Vail, 8-0; 4. Barron, 8-0; 5. Potthast, 8-0.
Triple Jump: 1. Ian Pearson, 38-11; 2. Chance
Main, 38-8.
110 Hurdles: 3. Ian Pearson, 19.16; 6. Barron,
300 Hurdles: 1. Chance Main, 45.84; 3. Ian
Pearson, 47.36; 6. Jacob Robertson, 50.6.
100: 1. Brendan Menzer, 11.8; 2. Seth Carinder,
11.89; 3. Dexter Queen, 11.91.
200: 2. Seth Carinder, 24.41; 3. Trevor Raida,
800: 6. Essig, 2:32.08.
1600: 4. Donovan Leque, 5:25.18.
3200: 2. Donovan Leque, 12:13.36; 6. Nathan
Torkelson, 13:47.19.
4 x 100 Relay: 1. Cherryvale, 46.82.
4 x 400 Relay: 2. Cherryvale, 4:00.98.
4 x 800 Relay: 3. Cherryvale, 10:38.28.
GIRLS TEAM SCORES: 1. Southeast-Cherokee 141, 2. Baxter Springs 98, 3. Erie 68, 4. Columbus 44, 5. Riverton 34, 6. College Heights 32,
7. Cherryvale 26, 8. Christian Learning Center
24, 9. Northeast-Arma 9.
Shot Put: 5. Collins, 25-5.
100: 2. Kelsey Phillips, 14.84.
200: 6. Kelsey Phillips, 31.2.
400: 3. Kelsey Phillips, 1:15.57.
800: 3. Lang, 3:01.50; 6. Chrisman, 3:08.21.
1600: 2. Lang, 6:35.89; 6. Chrisman, 7:00.32.
at home away
TEAM SCORES — 1. Eureka 352, 2.
Jayhawk Linn 359, 3. Caney Valley 361,
4. Erie A 390, 5. Neodesha 419, 6. Yates
Center 423, 7. Sedan 431, 8. Oswego 465,
9. Uniontown 469, 10. Chetopa 474, 11.
Erie B 497.
INDIVIDUAL LEADERS — 1. Troy Watson, Caney Valley, 79; 2. Chandler Mongeau, Eureka, 82; 3. Karsten Walker,
Sedan, 84; 4. Braden Larcom, Eureka,
84; 5. Tommy Lankford, Jayhawk Linn,
85; 6. Trevor Watson, Caney Valley, 86;
7. Tanner Wells, Eureka, 86; 8. Levi Sims,
Jayhawk Linn, 87; 9. Kaylor Watson,
Jayhawk Linn, 88; 10. Peyton Hearn,
Neodesha, 88.
Valley: Troy Watson 39-40—79, Trevor
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43-43—86, Brandon
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Competition level heightens for IHS tennis
ARKANSAS CITY — As the season
moves on, the competition will continue
to get tougher for the Independence High
School boys’ tennis team.
Facing some tough competition from
bigger schools across the state, the Bulldogs captured seventh place out of 16
teams in Tuesday’s Arkansas City Invitational.
“I really was happy with the way our
team played,” said IHS coach Matt Ysusi.
“I think as a collective group we struggled
to find some energy due to the weekend
prom festivities, but I thought we battled. I think we lost some matches that
we should have won, but I think that is
expected at this stage of the game. I do
know that we played some really tough
competition and got better.”
No final team standings were made
available as of presstime, but the Bulldogs had several strong showings in the
Zack Schroeder went a perfect 5-0 in
the singles bracket to claim the championship. He closed out the day with an 8-6
victory over Arkansas City’s Hollis.
“Zack led the way for us by winning
the tournament, which is so impressive,”
Ysusi said. “He played a variety of players and found ways to win in his final
two matches. In the semis, he had to play
a tough foreign exchange student that
could really hammer the ball and then
beat a former 5A state champ in the finals. It was really a great day for him and
helped validate all the hard work he has
put in over the summer.”
Also competing for the Bulldogs in the
tournament were Sam Hilger and Will
Schabel, 13th place in doubles; Dan Grice
and Kyle Woods, 21st place in doubles;
and Cortlan Cox, 27th place in singles.
“Will and Sam had a tough draw by
getting Collegiate in their second match,”
Ysusi said. “I think they struggled a little
in the middle part of their day but really came on strong to win some matches
handily to end their day. This team could
be great if they can continue to gain some
confidence and play a little higher percentage tennis.
“Kyle and Dan also had a good day
on the courts. This was really their first
big tournament like this, and I thought
they did well. They just need some more
match experience and confidence. If they
can build off those two things, then I think
they will be a tough team to face by the
end of the month.
“Cortlan struggled a little, but I was really proud of him bouncing back and winning two of his final three matches. He is
also getting great experience with some
high level tennis. He continues to get better, and I hope he is getting close to putting it all together and really taking off.”
Up next, the Bulldogs will return to action today as they compete in the Parsons
Invitational. After that, they will visit Goddard on Saturday and then return to Parsons on Tuesday for the Labette County
Singles — Zack Schroeder def. Qasim, Maize South, 8-1;
def. Klaasen, Arkansas City, 8-0; def. Deere, Winfield, 8-3;
def. Lene, Newton, 8-6; def. Hollis, Arkansas City, 8-6.
Schroeder finished in first place in bracket. Cortlan Cox lost
to Bowling, Winfield, 4-8; lost to Groth, Dodge City, 2-8; def.
Lee, Wichita Collegiate, 8-6; lost to Qasim, Maize South, 1-8;
def. Winters, Andover Central, 8-2. Cox finished in 27th place
in bracket.
Doubles — Sam Hilger/Will Schabel def. Edwards/Smith,
Derby, 8-3; lost to Murphy/Lair, Wichita Collegiate, 8-4;
lost to McCue/Vlahovic, Goddard-Eisenhower, 3-8; def.
Salmeron/Spangerang, Dodge City, 8-3; def. Smith/Cheng,
Blue Valley West, 8-3. Hilger/Schabel finished in 13th place
in bracket. No. 2 Doubles — Dan Grice/Kyle Woods lost to
Smith/Cheng, Blue Valley West, 0-8; def. Spitzenberger/
Tongerson, Andover, 8-3; lost to Rodriguez/Wolden, Dodge
City, 3-8; def. Dennett/Everett, Winfield, 8-7 (7-2); lost to
Manny/Larson, Derby, 5-8. Grice/Woods finished in 21st
place in bracket.
NEODESHA — Cy Smith captured third
place in No. 2 singles to lead the Bulldogs
at Saturday’s Neodesha Invitational.
In addition to Smith, Evan Carnes and
Gabe Wright took fourth place at No. 2
doubles, Logan Payne was fifth at No. 1
singles, and Garrett Muninger and Shane
Sanders took sixth at No. 1 doubles.
“I really thought that our freshmen
competed well on the day,” Ysusi said.
“For these guys to face every team’s best
players and still hold their own is great.
They really have improved just over the
last month and are starting to get the
things we are teaching in practice.”
No. 1 Singles — Logan Payne lost to Grant Swank, Shawnee-Maranatha, 4-8; lost to Isaiah Fawson, Iola, 5-8; def.
Mink Song, Field Kindley, 8-1. Payne finished in fifth place in
No. 2 Singles — Cy Smith lost to Aaron Bowlin, ShawneeMaranatha, 2-8; def. Thomas Elder, Iola, 8-1; def. Blake Rodriquez, Neodesha, 8-1. Smith finished in third place in division.
No. 1 Doubles — Garrett Muninger/Shane Sanders lost to
Lockwood/Zhou, Shawnee-Maranatha, 2-8; lost to Mason/
Keys, Iola, 1-8; lost to Bare/Porter, Neodesha, 6-8. Muninger/Sanders finished in sixth place in division.
No. 2 Doubles — Evan Carnes/Gabe Wright lost to Knight/
Lee, Shawnee-Maranatha, 4-8; def. Miller/Plumlee, Iola, 8-7
(7-3); lost to Wilson/Conn, Field Kindley, 5-8. Carnes/Wright
finished in fourth place in division.
INDEPENDENCE — With 13 team
points, the Bulldogs captured the championship of their own Independence Invitational last Thursday at the Ken Brown
Tennis Courts in Riverside Park.
IHS edged runner-up De Soto by two
points to win the title. De Soto came in
with 11 points, followed by Parsons with
7, Fort Scott 6 and Labette County 3.
“I was really happy on how our team
stepped up,” Ysusi said. “Everyone for the
most part was playing their first matches
of the season, and I think there were a lot
of nerves. Once we were able to settle in
though, I thought we played much better.
Any time you can win your home tournament, it is a good day. I am pleased with
how everyone competed.”
The Bulldogs won both doubles divisions, including Woods and Grice at No.
1 and Jalynn Lawrie and Jordan Ashford
at No. 2. Harlan Milligan claimed second
place at No. 2 singles, while Cox was third
at No. 1 singles.
TEAM SCORES: 1. Independence 13, 2. De Soto 11, 3. Parsons 7, 4. Fort Scott 6, 5. Labette County 3.
No. 1 Singles — Cortlan Cox lost to Alex Zoller, De Soto, 1-8;
def. Noy Synakorn, Labette County, 8-0; def. Jacob Bailey,
Fort Scott, 8-0; lost to Kyle Hutley, Parsons, 1-8. Cox finished
in third place in division.
No. 2 Singles — Harlan Milligan def. Garrett Euler, De Soto,
8-6; def. Robbie Gibbs, Labette County, 8-0; def. Xavier Watkins, Fort Scott, 8-1; lost to Adam Ball, Parsons, 5-8. Milligan
finished in second place in division.
No. 1 Doubles — Kyle Woods/Dan Grice def. Wilson/Graves,
De Soto, 8-7 (8-6); def. Philbrick/Sweeten, Labette County,
8-1; def. Gorman/Self, Fort Scott, 8-6; def. Williams/Metcalf,
Parsons, 8-0. Woods/Grice finished in first place in division.
No. 2 Doubles — Jalynn Lawrie/Jordan Ashford def. Theel/
Minter, De Soto, 8-4; def. Payne/Ilievski, Labette County,
8-3; def. Wright/Adams, Fort Scott, 8-6; def. Hammer/Collins, Parsons, 8-2. Lawrie/Ashford finished in first place in
Reitz, Holman are team leaders for ’Nado tennis
seniors Mitchell Reitz and Zach
Holman are expected to lead
the Field Kindley High School
boys’ tennis team throughout
the spring season.
Reitz and Holman have solidified the No. 1 doubles spot
on the squad. From there,
FKHS coach Aaron Clark said
the remaining spots in tournaments will be up for grabs.
“All other spots are to be determined,” Clark said. “I have
a lot of newer players who are
still trying to get accustomed
to playing.”
The Golden Tornado have
a total of nine players on this
year’s squad, including six
seniors, two juniors and one
In addition to Reitz and Holman, senior Ben Conn is expected to be the main player at
No. 1 singles. Other members
of the team include seniors
Keaton Allen, Josh Wilson and
Nick Becker; juniors Adrian
Ensaldo and Jeff Solis; and
sophomore Minkeun Song.
“I expect good things from
my No. 1 doubles and hoping
for growth in the other areas,”
Clark said. “There’s lots of
room for improvement, but I
think there is room for success
with work and effort.”
Field Kindley has already
had a busy start to the season. In addition to a tournament in Fort Scott on March
29, the Golden Tornado have
also competed in tournaments
at Pittsburg and Neodesha as
part of the varsity schedule.
Complete results from those
tournaments were unavailable
as of presstime.
That Pittsburg tournament
was actually one of two “home”
meets that were moved due
to the lack of a true playing
court in Coffeyville. The other
“home” tournament is slated
for April 12 in Pittsburg.
FKHS will also participate
in tournaments at Parsons today and on April 15. The annual Southeast Kansas League
Tournament is slated for April
28 in Pittsburg, with the regular season coming to a close at
the Neodesha Invitational on
May 3.
Postseason action is scheduled for May 6-7 with the Class
4A Regional Tournament. This
year’s event will be held at
the Ken Brown Tennis Courts
in Independence. In addition
to Field Kindley, other teams
participating in that regional
will be Chanute, Columbus, El
Dorado, Fort Scott, Independence, Iola, Labette County,
Parsons and Winfield.
FORT SCOTT — Reitz and
Holman went a perfect 3-0 to
claim the No. 1 doubles championship at the Fort Scott Invitational on March 29.
As a team, the Golden Tornado took fourth place with
four points. They actually tied
Pittsburg for the third spot but
dropped down to the final spot
based on the tiebreaker. Fort
Scott won the team title with 9
points, ahead of runner-up Nevada (Mo.) with 7.
“We performed well,” Clark
said. “Doubles got first at the
No. 1 spot and played well for
their first meet of the year as
a team. The other spots are
getting better but still need to
get better in order to get more
wins in their respective spots.”
Also competing in the tournament were Song, third place
at No. 2 singles; Conn, fourth at
No. 1 singles; and Wilson and
Allen, fourth at No. 2 doubles.
TEAM SCORES: 1. Fort Scott 9, 2. Nevada
(Mo.) 7, 3. Pittsburg 4, 4. Field Kindley 4.
No. 1 Singles — Ben Conn lost to Alex
Combs, Fort Scott, 1-8; lost to Jordan
Sheehy, Nevada, 0-8; lost to Ivan Walter,
Pittsburg, 1-8. Conn finished in fourth place
in division.
No. 2 Singles — Minkeun Song lost to
Jakob Bailey, Fort Scott, 4-8; lost to Matt
Sommer, Nevada, 3-8; def. Jamean Delp,
Pittsburg, 8-2. Song finished in third place
in division.
No. 1 Doubles — Mitchell Reitz/Zach Holman def. Alex Gorman/Micah Self, Fort
Scott, 8-6; def. Nathan McCall/Jace Lanham, Nevada, 8-0; def. James Richey/Noah
Kangas, Pittsburg, 8-1. Reitz/Holman finished in first place in division.
No. 2 Doubles — Josh Wilson/Keaton Allen
lost to Elijah Wright/Joe Adams, Fort Scott,
2-8; lost to Sheel Patel/Vasantgiri Goswami,
Nevada, 1-8; lost to Pat Sullivan/Jack Warring, Pittsburg, 1-8. Wilson/Allen finished in
fourth place in division.
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Menzer inks with Pirate football program
Brendan Menzer, a Cherryvale High School senior, made his football future known Monday by
signing a letter of intent to play football at Independence Community College for the fall 2016 season. Menzer, an all-league and all-class 3A gridder, signed his collegiate letter in the presence of
his mother, Shannon Menzer; younger brother Miles; and CHS head football coach Harry Hester.
Dozens of middle and high school
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Brady Snider, a Cherryvale High School senior football player,
with Steve Aemisegger of Independence, who serves as secretary of the 2016 Kansas Shrine Bowl. (Photo by Andy Taylor)
Snider accepts
invite to play
in Shrine Bowl
was a big day for Cherryvale
High School football as one of
its senior members formally
was accepted to participate in
the 2016 Kansas Shrine Bowl.
Brady Senior, a senior
standout lineman, accepted
the invitation to play in the
all-state senior football game,
which will be played on Saturday, July 30 at Emporia State
University. The annual bowl
game features the top high
school senior football players in Kansas from the 2015
season. All proceeds from the
bowl game will go toward the
Shriners Hospitals for Children.
Steve Aemisegger, an Independence man who serves
on executive committee of the
Kansas Shrine Bowl, was present to extend congratulations
to Snider.
Snider made a name for
himself as an anchor for the
Charger offensive and defensive lines, where he won allleague and all-class 3A honors.
While at the brief ceremony,
CHS head football coach Harry Hester reminded guests of
the other CHS football alumni
who have participated in the
Kansas Shrine Bowl. Present
at Monday’s ceremony were
Tristan Thornton (2014), Joe
Blaes (2005), Jeff Schaper
(2005) and Jon Hooper (2000).
Hester himself is no stranger
to the Kansas Shrine Bowl after having served as the head
coach of the East team in 2015
and an assistant coach in
Other CHS grads who have
had connections to the Kansas Shrine Bowl include manager Hunter Hester (2015)
and players Jon Rash (1995)
and Matt Boss (2004). Former
Cherryvale coaches who have
served in the Kansas Shrine
Bowl include Tom Harrell
(1976), Rich Mobley (1995)
and Jon Guidie (2004).
Hester said the Kansas
Shrine Bowl was not a game
for highly-heralded seniors;
it’s a game that extends generosity to children who are in
need of medical care.
“There is a greater importance to the game,” said Hester. “It is a great game for
these seniors, as it is as their
final game in their high school
careers. But, more importantly, it raises money for the Shriners Hospitals for Children,
which provides medical care
for free to children who need
that care the most.”
Snider is the son of Troy and
Susie Snider of Cherryvale.
Four straight losses dips
Pirate team below .500
straight losses has dropped
the Independence Community
College softball team below
.500 for the season.
The Lady Pirates dropped
both ends of a Jayhawk Conference-Eastern
doubleheader to Hutchinson
on Tuesday, falling 6-1 in the
opening and 12-3 in five innings in the finale.
It was the second straight
conference sweep for ICC,
which also lost 6-3 and 11-2
games at Johnson County on
Saturday. One day earlier, the
Lady Pirates had swept two
contests at Fort Scott, 9-1 in
five innings and 8-7.
stands at 12-14 overall and
6-8 in the Jayhawk East. ICC
returns to action at 3 p.m. Friday at home against Highland.
The Lady Pirates will also be
home Saturday at noon to face
Kansas City before hitting the
road to Hesston on Tuesday.
In Tuesday’s opening game,
the Lady Pirates trailed the entire contest. Hutchinson struck
for two runs in the second, one
in the fourth, two in the fifth
and one more in the sixth.
Trailing 6-0, ICC got its only
run of the game in the seventh.
As for game two, Independence actually took a 1-0 lead
in the first inning. The game
was tied at 3-all after two be-
fore the Blue Dragons blew
things open by scoring four in
the third, one in the fourth and
four more in the fifth.
On Saturday, ICC trailed 6-1
against Johnson County after
six innings of the opener when
it tried to make things interesting. The Lady Pirates scored a
pair in the seventh inning but
could not get any closer.
Megan Scott had a teamhigh two hits for ICC.
As for the finale, the Lady
Pirates led briefly at 1-0 but
quickly found themselves in a
big hole. The Cavaliers used a
big six-run second to take control.
Independence managed just
four hits in that contest.
The Lady Pirates enjoyed
some success in last Friday’s
sweep of Fort Scott.
In game one, ICC led 5-0 after three innings and eventually went on to post the fiveinning victory.
Independence had nine hits
and was led by Abby Shelton
and Scott with two each.
ICC capped off the sweep
but needed to rally late in
the finale to do so. The Greyhounds had a 7-4 lead at the
end of five innings, but Independence game through with
four runs in the sixth and held
on from there for the one-run
Madison Hussey went 3-for4 at the plate to lead the way
for the Lady Pirates.
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Wilson’s three
medals lift ’Nado
boys to 4th place
Caney Valley catcher Bryce Short tags out Independence base runner Chicago Elias while attempted a score in the first game of
last Friday’s doubleheader on the Bullpups’ home diamond. (Photo by Andy Taylor)
’Dogs take two from Caney Valley
CANEY — It took an extra
inning, but the Independence
High School baseball team
scored six runs in the eighth
to slip past Caney Valley 14-8
in a non-league matchup last
The Bulldogs went on to
complete a sweep of the doubleheader later in the evening
as they took down the Bullpups
11-5 in game two.
“We played defense much
better,” said IHS coach Marcus
Lanning. “We hit okay. There’s
still room for improvements.
With the weather being very
chilly, it took our pitchers a
little while to get going. We
have gotten all the pitchers to
mound, so we should settle in
better the next outings.”
Independence was coming
off a season-opening home
loss to Galena earlier in the
week. The Bulldogs improved
to 2-1 overall with the sweep.
IHS will next open up
Southeast Kansas League
play today against Montgomery County rival Field Kindley.
Those games were originally
scheduled to be played in Independence, but they had to
be moved to Coffeyville due to
a scheduling conflict at Emerson Field involving the college
baseball team. First pitch is
still set for 4:30 p.m.
On the other side, the
Bullpups were making their
season debut against Independence but dropped to 0-2 overall on the season. They opened
up Tri-Valley League play on
Monday with a pair of home
games against Eureka (see related story).
“I thought the players
played really hard and the hitters did well for the first time
out,” said CVHS coach Chris
Bachman. “We made enough
plays in both games to hang
with them but made too many
mistakes to win.”
Friday’s opening game was
a battle from start to finish. Independence scored the game’s
first run in the opening inning,
but Caney Valley came right
back with five runs in the bottom half of the inning to grab
the lead.
IHS then had its scoring
punch with a run in the second before reclaiming the lead
with a six spot in the third.
Back came the ‘Pups,
though, as two in the third had
them back within one and another tally in the fifth tied the
score at 8-all. That’s where
things stood through seven innings of play.
opened things up in the extra
frame. IHS struck for six runs
in the top half of the eighth
and then shut down Caney
Valley in the bottom of the inning to pick up the win.
Bullpups sweep Eureka in Monday twinbill
CANEY — With plenty of returning talent
from a year ago, the Caney Valley High School
baseball team is hoping to be in the thick of
things for the Tri-Valley League championship
this spring.
The Bullpups got the league slate going in
a big way on Monday as they swept a pair of
games against Eureka, 12-2 and 14-4.
“I liked how we came out and was aggressive in all phases of the game,” said CVHS
coach Chris Bachman. “We attacked the ball
on offense. The pitchers did a good job of challenging hitters and keeping them off balance all
night. Our upperclassmen are doing a great job
of stepping up and leading this team.”
Caney Valley was coming off a pair of home
losses to Independence last Friday. It bounced
back on Monday to improve to 2-2 overall and
2-0 in the TVL.
CVHS will actually take on the Tornadoes
against in a single non-league varsity game on
Thursday in Eureka. After that, the ‘Pups return to TVL action on Monday with a trip to
Montgomery County rival Cherryvale.
In the opener, the Bullpups got it done on the
mound with 10 strikeouts while surrendering
just three hits.
At the plate, CVHS was led by Bryce Short
with three hits, followed by Wyatt Anderson
with two.
Caney Valley had control of things again in
the nightcap. Mitchell Simpson and Anderson
shared pitching duties, with Simpson earning
the victory on the mound.
Short and Anderson had three hits each for
the Bullpups.
Matt Mason, Dalson Hamlin
and Levi Kemp had two hits
each to lead the way for the
Bulldogs. Independence had
an 11-7 advantage in total hits
for the game.
Baylor Melchiori and Wyatt
Anderson both had three hits
to pace the Bullpups.
The teams went back and
forth early in game two. After
Independence scored two in
the first inning, Caney Valley
came back with three in the
third to take a one-run lead.
The Bulldogs eventually
took charge with five runs in
the fourth and three in the
fifth to open up a 10-3 edge.
That basically sealed the deal
as IHS went on to cap off the
doubleheader sweep.
Independence had 11 hits,
including two each from Josh
Pralle, Mason, Luc Dunn and
Chicago Elias. Caney Valley
recorded two hits, with two
each from Mitchell Simpson
and Anderson.
Independence 14, Caney Valley 8
INDEPENDENCE (1-1): Pralle (cf) 1-3 2, Mason (2b) 2-5 1, Hamlin (3b) 2-5 3, Dunn (p)
0-3 0, Snodgrass (1b) 1-2 1, Bloomfield (ss)
0-5 2, Sprague (c) 1-3 2, Elias (rf) 1-2 1, Kemp
(lf) 2-5 1, Woods (1b) 1-2 1. TOTALS 11-35 14.
CANEY VALLEY (0-1): Simpson (ss) 1-4 2,
Melchiori (p) 3-5 2, Short (c) 0-4 0, Anderson
(1b) 3-5 1, Nunneley 0-4 1, Haberly (rf) 0-3 1,
Owens (lf) 0-2 0, Riley (3b) 0-2 0, Stanton
(2b) 0-3 1. TOTALS 7-32 8.
INDEPENDENCE 116 000 06 — 14 11
CANEY VALLEY 502 010 00 — 8 7
Independence 11, Caney Valley 5
INDEPENDENCE (2-1): Pralle (cf) 2-5 2,
Mason (2b) 2-2 2, Hamlin (ss) 1-4 0, Dunn
(1b) 2-4 0, Snodgrass (c) 0-3 2, Bloomfield
(p) 0-4 0, Sprague (3b) 1-3 2, Elias (rf) 2-4
2, Kemp (lf) 1-3 1, Edwards 0 0-0 0. TOTALS
11-32 11.
CANEY VALLEY (0-2): Simpson (p) 2-3 1,
Melchiori (ss) 0-3 0, Short (c) 0-4 1, Anderson (1b) 2-3 0, Haberly (rf) 0-2 1, Owens (lf)
0-4 0, Riley (3b) 0-2 2, Nunneley (cf) 0-4 0,
#1 1-4 0. TOTALS 5-29 5.
INDEPENDENCE 200 531 0 — 11 11
CANEY VALLEY 003 011 0 — 5
IHS softball team blasts Caney Valley: 17-1, 16-0
CANEY — Jumping out to a
double-digit lead in the third
inning, the Independence High
School softball team cruised to
a 17-1 victory over Caney Valley in the opening game of a
non-league doubleheader last
IHS went on to sweep the
twin bill, using an 11-run
second inning in the finale to
coast past the Lady Bullpups
“We played very well in all
three parts of the game,” said
Lady Bulldog coach Dale Reynolds. “We pitched well, played
excellent defense and were
disciplined at the plate. When
a score starts to spread out
one way or the other, teams
sometimes have a tendency to
relax and use bad habits. We
did not do that, and we were
pleased with that. We hit the
ball hard all night and some
got through, and Caney made
some great plays on others.
But the girls did a good job
staying focused both games.”
Independence improved to
3-0 overall, which included
a season-opening victory at
home against Galena. The
Lady Bulldogs will open up
Southeast Kansas League play
on Thursday at home against
Field Kindley.
As for Caney Valley, it was
making its season debut as it
dropped to 0-2 overall. The
Lady Bullpups opened up TriValley League action at home
on Monday against Eureka
(see related story).
“We got outplayed in every aspect of the game,” said
CVHS coach Jerod Rigdon.
“We did not match their speed
and urgency. They have a
good, fast team. We need more
focus, consistency and a sense
of urgency when we play.”
Independence took control
of things from the start of both
In the opener, the Lady
Bulldogs stormed out of the
gates with four runs in the
first inning, four in the second
and two more in the third for a
10-0 advantage. IHS then blew
things open with four more
in the fourth and three in the
Caney Valley scored its only
run in the bottom of the fifth
but couldn’t avoid the run-rule
Morgan Mavers was the
victorious pitcher for Independence in the opener, allowing
just one earned run on two
hits while striking out four
and walking one in the complete five-inning effort. Mavers helped her own cause at
the plate by smacking a home
Independence had four
other extra-base hits, including two doubles from Courtney
Day, a triple from Aubree Lawrie and a double from Lyssa
Hannah Burnett was 4-for5 with four runs scored and
three RBIs. Day and Lawrie
had three hits each, while
Qwynn Marquez and Mavers
had two each.
IHS had a 16-2 edge in total
hits for the game.
In game two, Independence
jumped ahead 5-0 after one
inning but blew things wide
open with an 11-run second.
That put the finishing touch on
things as the game was called
after three innings due to the
run rule.
Schabel was the winning
pitcher for IHS, allowing no
earned runs on just one hit.
At the plate, the Lady Bulldogs had 17 hits, including
three from both Burnett and
Mavers, who added another
home run and two doubles.
Shayla Schaper and Lawrie
had two hits each.
Independence 17, Caney Valley 1
INDEPENDENCE (2-0): Burnett (ss) 4-5 4 3,
Q. Marquez (rf) 2-3 1 2, R. Marquez (cf) 0-4 2
0, Day (3b) 3-4 3 4, Schabel (2b) 1-3 0 1, Mavers (p) 2-4 3 3, Schaper (lf) 1-3 0 1, Veile (1b)
0-4 2 0, Lawrie (c) 3-4 2 0, Wilhelm (ph) 0-1 0
0, Lane (ph) 0-1 0 0. TOTALS 16-36 17 14.
CANEY VALLEY (0-1): Rodriguez (p) 0-1 0 0,
Allen (3b) 0-1 0 0, Price (ss) 1-2 0 0, Wade (1b)
0-2 0 0, Thompson (lf) 0-1 0 0, Raschen (c)
1-2 1 0, King (rf) 0-2 0 1, Kyser (cf) 0-2 0 0,
Buoy (2b) 0-1 0 0. TOTALS 2-14 1 1.
INDEPENDENCE 442 43X X — 17 16
CANEY VALLEY 000 01X X — 1 2
ALTAMONT — Kamaren
Wilson won three different
events to lift the Field Kindley
High School track team to a
tie for fourth place in the final
boys’ standings of the seasonopening Labette County Invitational last Friday.
Wilson was dominant all
day. He took first place in the
long jump with a leap of 21-7
3/4. He was also tops in both
hurdles races, including a time
of 15.14 seconds in the 110
and 42.20 in the 300.
His performances were a
key part of Field Kindley’s
team total as it finished with 60
points overall. That matched
Fort Scott for the fourth spot in
the standings. Girard won the
boys’ championship with 108
points, followed by Fredonia
with 69 and Parsons 68.
Independence came in at
10th place on the boys’ side
with 15 points.
In the girls’ division, IHS finished in fourth place with 52
points. Field Kindley earned
eighth place with 35. Chanute
won the team title with 135,
followed by Girard with 100
and Pittsburg-Colgan 58.
Independence had two girls
win events, including Mackenzie Strycker in the long jump
with a leap of 18-0 and Courtlyn Rose in the triple jump
with a mark of 32-0. Both individuals performed well in
other events — Strycker taking second in the pole vault (65) and fifth in both the triple
jump (27-10) and javelin (837), with Rose taking third in
the long jump (14-1 3/4).
Field Kindley’s Tamia Mims
captured first place in the
100 hurdles in 18.60 seconds.
Mims also came in second in
the 100-meter dash in 13.03
Other top performances
by Independence in the meet
were Nicole Moses, fourth in
the girls’ 100 (13.51); Tyana
Carter, fifth in the girls’ 100
(13.70) and sixth in the 200
(28.85); Zac Shaffer, fifth in
the boys’ 200 (23.87); Seth
Stroble, fifth in the boys’ shot
put (37-5); James Lingenfelter,
fifth in the boys’ 800 (2:26.65);
and Brandon Bales, fifth in the
boys’ 1600 (5:31.30). IHS also
placed in all three boys’ relays
— fourth in the 4 x 800 (9:37);
fifth in the 4 x 100 (48.0) and
sixth in the 4 x 400 (4:06).
As for Field Kindley, other
individuals that placed in the
meet were Andre’a Newton,
second in the girls’ long jump
(16-7 1/2); Karrington Turner,
second in the girls’ triple jump
(30-0) and sixth in the 100
(13.71); Sean McIntosh, second in the boys’ shot put (403) and their in the discus (1214); Kevin McDaniel, fourth in
the boys’ 300 hurdles (45.83)
and fifth in the 110 hurdles
(17.50); Jawaun Thompson,
third in the boys’ 400 (54.83);
and Adrien Ensaldo, fourth in
the boys’ 800 (2:24.71).
The Golden Tornado will
next compete in the Pittsburg State Relays on Friday.
Meanwhile, the Bulldogs have
a two-week break between
meets but will next travel to
Coffeyville on April 15 for the
Montgomery County Classic.
BOYS TEAM SCORES: 1. Girard 108, 2.
Fredonia 69, 3. Parsons 68, T-4. Fort Scott/
Field Kindley 60, 6. Chanute 50, 7. Labette
County 43, 8. Pittsburg-Colgan 39, 9. Iola 27,
10. Independence 15, 11. Columbus 2.
Long Jump: 1. Kamaren Wilson, 21-7 3/4.
Discus: 3. Sean McIntosh, 121-4.
Shot Put: 2. Sean McIntosh, 40-3.
110 Hurdles: 1. Kamaren Wilson, 15.14; 5.
Kevin McDaniel, 17.50.
300 Hurdles: 1. Kamaren Wilson, 42.20; 4.
Kevin McDaniel, 45.83.
400: 3. Jawaun Thompson, 54.83.
800: 4. Adrien Ensaldo, 2:24.71.
Shot Put: 5. Seth Stroble, 37-5.
200: 5. Zac Shaffer, 23.87.
800: 5. James Lingenfelter, 2:26.65.
1600: 5. Brandon Bales, 5:31.30.
4 x 100 Relay: 5. Independence, 48.00.
4 x 400 Relay: 6. Independence, 4:06.00.
4 x 800 Relay: 4. Independence, 9:37.00.
GIRLS TEAM SCORES: 1. Chanute 135, 2.
Girard 100, 3. Pittsburg-Colgan 58, 4. Independence 52, T-5. Fredonia/Fort Scott 48, 7.
Labette County 38, 8. Field Kindley 35, 9. Iola
14, 10. Parsons 0.
Long Jump: 2. Andre’a Newton, 16-7 1/2.
Triple Jump: 2. Karrington Turner, 30-0.
100 Hurdles: 1. Tamia Mims, 18.60.
100: 2. Tamia Mims, 13.03; 6. Karrington
Turner, 13.71.
Long Jump: 1. Mackenzie Strycker, 18-0; 3.
Courtlyn Rose, 14-1 3/4.
Triple Jump: 1. Courtlyn Rose, 32-0; 5.
Mackenzie Strycker, 27-10.
Pole Vault: 2. Mackenzie Strycker, 6-5.
Javelin: 5. Mackenzie Strycker, 83-7.
100: 4. Nicole Moses, 13.51; 5. Tyana Carter,
200: 6. Tyana Carter, 28.85.
Grizzlies flex muscle
against ’Nado softball
ALTAMONT — After opening the season with a pair of wins at
Cherryvale, the Field Kindley High School softball team got off to
a rough start in Southeast Kansas League play on Tuesday.
The Lady ‘Nado dropped both ends of a doubleheader to the
Labette County Grizzlies, falling 6-1 in game one and 16-1 in the
FKHS fell to 2-2 overall and 0-2 in league action. Field Kindley
will hit the road today for a SEK twin bill against Montgomery
County rival Independence. First pitch is slated for 4:30 p.m. at
Volunteer Field.
Following that matchup, the Lady ‘Nado will be back on the
road April 12 to take on Pittsburg.
No further details were available from Tuesday’s games as of
Independence 16, Caney Valley 0
INDEPENDENCE (3-0): Burnett (ss) 3-3 3
2, Q. Marquez (rf) 0-3 2 0, R. Marquez (cf)
2-2 3 3, Day (3b) 1-2 1 1, Schabel (p) 2-3 1 1,
Mavers 3-3 2 3, Schaper (lf) 2-3 2 1, Rinck (1b)
1-3 1 1, Lawrie (c) 1-3 1 1. TOTALS 15-25 16 13.
CANEY VALLEY (0-2): Rodriguez (1b) 0-1 0
0, Allen (3b) 0-2 0 0, Price (ss) 0-1 0 0, Wade
(p) 0-1 0 0, Thompson (lf) 0-0 0 0, Raschen
(c) 1-1 0 0, King (rf) 0-1 0 0, Kyser (cf) 0-1 0 0,
Buoy (2b) 0-1 0 0. TOTALS 1-9 0 0.
5(11)0 XXX X — 16
17 0
CANEY VALLEY 0 0 0 XXX X — 0 1 1
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Carr sets pace for IHS swimmers at Topeka
TOPEKA — Facing some
top competition, Independence High School’s Lexi Carr
captured the championship of
the 100 freestyle during last
Thursday’s Topeka High Invitational.
Carr finished the event in
57.05 seconds to take the top
In the 13-team meet, Field
Kindley came in seventh place
with 151 points, followed by
Independence in eighth place
at 147.
“Topeka was a large meet
with outstanding competition,” said IHS coach Haley
Marchant. “I am very proud
of all of the girls. We went out
to compete, and every one of
them shaved seconds off of
their individual event times.”
Washburn Rural won the
team title with 429 points, followed by McPherson at 265,
Olathe South 232, Emporia
212, Topeka Seaman 210 and
Topeka 207. Following Field
Kindley and Independence
were Topeka West with 132,
Bonner Springs 131, Shawnee
Heights 103, Salina South 55
and Salina Central 51.
“I thought we did pretty
good for the season still being
early,” said FKHS swimming
coach Tracey Childress. “We
still have room to improve on
all of our technique.”
In addition to the 100 freestyle, Carr also performed
well in the 200 freestyle, taking third place in the event in a
time of 2:10.75. Also from Independence, Hadleigh Palmer
took fourth place in the 100
backstroke in 1:13.60, while
Dara Mendoza was seventh in
the 100 freestyle in 1:05.08.
IHS also placed high in a
pair of relays. The 400 freestyle relay team of Mendoza,
Ellen Unruh, Palmer and Carr
took fourth place in 4:24.58.
Meanwhile, the 200 medley
relay squad of Palmer, Alexis
Clapp, Carr and Unruh posted
a state consideration time of
2:11.17 for eighth place.
FKHS’ top performance in
the meet came from the 400
freestyle relay team of Tieraney Thornburg, Lauren Kill,
Meaghan Rettele and Courtney Jackson, who turned in a
fifth-place finish in a time of
Field Kindley and Independence were scheduled to
compete in the Winfield Invitational on Tuesday. Complete
results from that meet were
unavailable as of presstime.
Up next, both squads will
travel to the Bonner Springs
Invitational on April 12.
TEAM SCORES: 1. Washburn Rural 429, 2.
McPherson 265, 3. Olathe South 232, 4. Emporia 212, 5. Topeka Seaman 210, 6. Topeka
207, 7. Field Kindley 151, 8. Independence 147,
9. Topeka West 132, 10. Bonner Springs 131,
11. Shawnee Heights 103, 12. Salina South 55,
13. Salina Central 51.
200 Medley Relay: 11. Field Kindley A
(Madison Giesen, Courtney Jackson,
Meaghan Rettele, Lauren Roberts), 2:13.91;
15. Field Kindley B (Lauren Kill, Rachael
Vowell, Ryan Liddell, Tieraney Thornburg),
200 Freestyle: 14. Katie Vannoster, 2:34.83;
21. Alyssa Long, 2:46.48; 30. Leanna Bale,
50 Freestyle: 9. Lauren Roberts, 28.28; 12.
Courtney Jackson, 28.79.
100 Buttlerfly: 14. Meaghan Rettele, 1:17.84.
100 Freestyle: 13. Tieraney Thornburg,
1:07.36; 18. Ryan Liddell, 1:09.72.
500 Freestyle: 10. Katie Vannoster, 7:07.40.
200 Freestyle Relay: 7. Field Kindley B
(Rachael Vowell, Alyssa Long, Ryan Liddell,
Tieraney Thornburg), 2:01.20.
100 Backstroke: 21. Victoria Froelich, 1:26.53.
100 Breaststroke: 9. Rachael Vowell,
400 Freestyle Relay: 5. Field Kindley A
(Tieraney Thornburg, Lauren Kill, Meaghan
Rettele, Courtney Jackson), 4:28.79; 8. Field
Kindley B (Alyssa Long, Ryan Liddell, Madison Giesen, Lauren Roberts), 4:40.75.
200 Medley Relay: 8. Independence A
(Hadleigh Palmer, Alexis Clapp, Lexi Carr, Ellen Unruh), 2:11.17; 21. Independence B (Molly Thompson, Emily Lewis, Karson Ballew,
Libby Davis), 2:52.25.
200 Freestyle: 3. Lexi Carr, 2:10.75; 11. Dara
Mendoza, 2:26.33.
50 Freestyle: 14. Ellen Unruh, 28.91; 33.
Emily Lewis, 36.45; 34. Libby Davis, 39.05.
100 Freestyle: 1. Lexi Carr, 57.05; 7. Dara
Mendoza, 1:05.08.
500 Freestyle: 9. Hadleigh Palmer, 6:41.00;
15. Alexis Clapp, 7:36.44; 27. Libby Davis,
200 Freestyle Relay: 17. Independence
(Dara Mendoza, Molly Thompson, Karson
Ballew, Emily Lewis), 2:19.49.
100 Backstroke: 4. Hadleigh Palmer, 1:13.60;
8. Ellen Unruh, 1:17.89; 32. Molly Thompson,
100 Breaststroke: 16. Alexis Clapp, 1:32.80.
400 Freestyle Relay: 4. Independence
A (Dara Mendoza, Ellen Unruh, Hadleigh
Palmer, Lexi Carr), 4:24.58; 18. Independence B (Karson Ballew, Libby Davis, Emily
Lewis, Alexis Clapp), 5:30.66.
Chargers struggle against Southeast-Cherokee
after picking up a pair of wins
over Montgomery County foe
Field Kindley, the Cherryvale
High School baseball team
came up on the short end
against Southeast-Cherokee,
falling 4-3 and 9-6 in nonleague matchups last Thursday.
“Colben Dodson threw another great game in the first
game,” said Charger coach
Andy Beshear. “He threw three
pitches for strikes. Southeast
had an experienced lineup.
We played solid defense behind him for most of the game.
An error in the top of the fifth
opened the flood gates, giving
them three runs.
“In game two, we had a
couple rough innings. We
started hitting the ball late in
the game when we were down
9-2. We played seven sophomores and freshmen. They all
competed and contributed giving us a chance to win.”
Cherryvale dropped to 2-2
overall with the losses. The
Chargers are in the middle
of a 12-day break between
games but will return to action on Monday in the TriValley League opener at home
against rival Caney Valley.
Things were looking good
for CHS early in the opening
game. The teams were locked
in a scoreless battle through
three innings before the host
team finally broke through.
Cherryvale strung together
three runs in the bottom of the
fourth to grab the lead.
Unfortunately, that would
not hold up. Southeast responded with three in the top
of the fifth and then got the
eventual game-winning run in
the seventh inning.
The Chargers managed just
one hit at the plate in the contest.
In the nightcap, the Lancers
jumped out to the early lead.
Southeast scored four runs
in the first inning to put the
Chargers in a hole. In fact, the
visitors extended the margin
to five in the third inning before Cherryvale finally got on
the scoreboard with a pair in
the bottom half of the inning.
Southeast put the game out
of reach, though, with three
runs in the fourth and another in the fifth for a 9-2 edge.
Cherryvale tried to make
things interesting by scoring
three in the fifth and another
in the seventh but still came
up short.
The Lancers had a 10-6
edge in total hits. Kortland
Verge had two hits to lead the
way for the Chargers.
Southeast-Cherokee 4, Cherryvale 3
0-4 0, Burns (c) 2-4 0, Burdette (p/cf) 1-3 1,
Jackson (1b) 2-3 1, Gideon (3b) 1-3 0, Thomp-
son (ss) 0-4 0, Gardner (lf) 0-3 0, Fenimore
(rf) 0-1 0, Bennett (2b) 0-1 1, #3 (cr) 0-0 1, #17
(pr) 0-0 0, Jamison (p) 0-1 0. TOTALS 6-27 4.
CHERRYVALE (2-1): Verge (2b) 0-4 0, L.
Raida (ss) 0-2 0, Addis (c) 1-4 0, Steed (1b)
0-3 1, Dodson (p/3b) 0-3 1, Poole (rf) 0-3 1,
Voorhies (3b) 0-1 0, Vigil (lf) 0-1 0, Morrill (dh)
0-1 0, Douglass (cf) 0-0 0, T. Raida (cr) 0-0
0, Traylor (p) 0-0 0, Novotny (pr) 0-0 0, Bennett (ph) 0-1 0. TOTALS 1-23 3.
000 030 1 — 4 6
000 300 0 — 3 1
Southeast-Cherokee 9, Cherryvale 6
SOUTHEAST-CHEROKEE: Trejo (rf) 1-4 1,
Burns (c) 1-5 0, Burdette (cf) 2-2 2, Jackson
(p/ss) 1-2 1, Gideon (3b) 1-3 1, Thompson
(ss/p) 2-4 0, Gardner (lf) 0-3 1, Valdina (1b)
1-4 1, Bennett (2b) 1-4 2, #3 (cr) 0-0 0, Fenimore (ss) 0-3 0. TOTALS 10-34 9.
CHERRYVALE (2-2): Verge (2b) 2-4 2, L.
Raida (ss) 1-3 2, Addis (c) 0-3 0, Steed (1b) 1-1
1, Dodson (3b/c) 1-3 1, Poole (rf) 0-1 0, Vigil
(lf/p/3b) 0-3 0, Morrill (dh/lf) 0-3 0, Douglass (cf) 0-1 0, Novotny (rf) 1-2 0, Traylor (p)
0-0 0, Bennett (cf) 0-2 0. TOTALS 6-26 6.
401 310 0 — 9
10 X
002 030 1 — 6 6
Cherryvale softball team defeated in home bouts
CHERRYVALE — It was another
rough night for the Cherryvale High
School softball team last Thursday as
it suffered 15-0 and 16-4 home losses
to Southeast-Cherokee in a non-league
CHS was coming off a sweep at the
hands of Montgomery County foe Field
Kindley earlier in the week. The Lady
Chargers stand at 0-4 overall as they
prepare for their Tri-Valley League
opener at home against Caney Valley
on Monday. The twin bill is scheduled
for a 4:30 p.m. start.
Cherryvale struggled from the start
in its doubleheader against Southeast.
After a scoreless first inning, the Lancers struck for seven runs in the second
inning and then blew things open with
two in the fourth and six more in the
The Lady Chargers managed just
two hits in the contest.
Things did not get much better for
CHS in the finale. Although the Lady
Chargers did get on the board early,
they still trailed 7-3 after two innings.
From there, Southeast took control
of things by scoring a total of nine runs
in the fifth and sixth innings.
Cherryvale had four hits in game
Extra innings prove favorable for ICC baseball team
the verge of being swept in a
four-game conference set with
Johnson County, the Independence Community College
baseball team walked off with
a 10-9 victory in 12 innings
in the final game of the series
Saturday at Emerson Field.
Prior to that game, ICC had
won just three of its previous
15 games. Earlier in the day,
the Pirates suffered a 9-7 loss
to the Cavaliers. They also
dropped both games against
Johnson last Thursday in
Overland Park, including 6-3
in game one and 9-2 in game
Heading into Tuesday’s nonconference home matchup
with Eastern Oklahoma State,
ICC stood at 17-20 overall and
8-12 in the Jayhawk Conference-Eastern Division — tied
with Labette for seventh place.
No scores or details were available from Tuesday’s games as
of presstime.
The Pirates will host Cowley at 2 p.m. Thursday before
travel to Arkansas City to close
out the conference set with the
Tigers on Saturday at 1 p.m.
ICC follows that up with a nonconference trip to Northern
Oklahoma-Enid on Tuesday.
In Saturday’s finale, things
were actually looking good for
the Pirates as they scored five
runs in the sixth inning and
three in the seventh to build a
9-5 advantage.
Johnson County came back
in the ninth inning, though,
with four runs, and when ICC
was unable to score in the
bottom half of the inning, the
teams were sent into extra innings.
The teams played until the
12th inning when Indepen-
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There was a combined 30
hits in the contest. ICC finished
with 13 hits, including two
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Six different Pirates pitched
in the contest, with Gatlin Watson (3-4) picking up the win by
pitching the 12th inning.
In game one of the doubleheader Saturday, the Pirates
rallied from a 5-2 deficit to
even the score at 5-all with a
three spot in the fifth. Johnson
County responded with four
runs in the top of the sixth, but
ICC got a pair of those back in
the bottom half of the inning.
Unfortunately, that’s as
close as the Pirates would get
as they came up short to the
Independence managed just
five hits in that contest, including two from Payne.
Two days earlier, the Pirates dropped both games to
the Cavaliers.
In the opening game, ICC
jumped ahead 3-0 in the third,
but Johnson County scored
five runs in the bottom half of
that inning and never looked
Independence had eight
hits, including two each from
Feathers and Payne.
ICC had a brief 2-1 lead in
the second inning of game two.
The Cavaliers took control, th
ought, with three in the bottom half of the inning and followed that up with two in the
third, one in the fourth, one in
the sixth and another in the
bats strong
’Nado team
ALTAMONT — It was another tough night for the Field
Kindley High School baseball
team on Tuesday. The Golden
Tornado were shut out in both
games as they suffered 13-0
and 14-0 losses to Labette
County in the Southeast Kansas League opener.
FKHS dropped to 0-4 overall and 0-2 in league play.
The ‘Nado return to action
on Thursday as they will take
on Montgomery County rival
Independence. Those games
were originally scheduled to
be played in Independence,
but since there is a conflict
with Emerson Field due to college games, the doubleheader
has since been moved to Coffeyville and will stick with the
same 4:30 p.m. start time.
Field Kindley could generate nothing at the plate the
entire doubleheader against
Labette County on Tuesday. In
both games, the Golden Tornado combined for just six total
base runners and one hit — a
single by John Reardon in the
second inning of game two.
In the opening game, the
‘Nado were no-hit by Labette
County pitcher Pryce Anderson, who allowed just two
FKHS base runners the entire
Anderson got all the run
support he needed early in the
opener as the Grizzlies struck
for four runs in the first inning,
one in the second and two in
the third for a 7-0 advantage.
LCHS put the game well out
of reach with a six spot in the
fourth inning before closing
out the run-rule decision.
As for game two, things
did not get any better for the
Golden Tornado. Besides Reardon’s second-inning single, the
‘Nado had little going for them
the entire game.
Meanwhile, Labette County
once again took charge early
by scoring three in the first,
two in the second and seven
in the third for a commanding 12-0 advantage. The Grizzlies tacked on two more in the
fourth and eventually won the
game in five innings.
Following today’s games
Kindley will hit the road for
another pair of league games
on April 12 at Pittsburg.
Labette County 13, Field Kindley 0
FIELD KINDLEY (0-3, 0-1): Rutherford (ss) 0-2
0, DeAnda (2b) 0-2 0, Robinett (3b) 0-2 0, Woodward (c) 0-2 0, Reardon (1b) 0-2 0, Foster (p) 0-1
0, H. Mason (rf) 0-2 0, C. Mason (cf) 0-2 0, Glenn
(lf) 0-0 0. TOTALS 0-15 0.
LABETTE COUNTY (1-2, 1-0): Russell (cf) 0-2
1, Dy. Giager (2b) 3-4 2, Stringer (3b) 0-4 1, Ryan
(2b) 3-3 2, Anderson (p) 1-3 1, Baker (c) 1-2 0, Da.
Giager (rf) 2-3 1, Foster (lf) 0-1 1, Dean 1-3 1, #9 (cr)
0-0 3. TOTALS 11-25 13.
000 00X X — 0
Labette County 14, Field Kindley 0
FIELD KINDLEY (0-4, 0-2): Rutherford 0-3 0,
Ehmke 0-2 0, Robinett 0-2 0, Woodward 0-1 0,
DeAnda 0-2 0, Reardon 1-2 0, Carter 0-2 0, H.
Mason 0-1 0, Glenn 0-1 0. TOTALS 1-15 0.
LABETTE COUNTY (2-2, 2-0): Russell 3-3 3, Dy.
Giager 1-3 2, Stringer 1-1 2, Ryan 2-4 1, Anderson
0-2 1, Baker 1-3 0, Foster 1-2 2, McCarthy 0-1 2,
Dean 1-3 0, Walters 0-0 0, #2 0-0 1. TOTALS 10-22
000 00X X — 0
LABETTE COUNTY 327 2XX X — 14 10
CCC tracksters hit nat’l qualifying levels
PITTSBURG — It was a
Good Friday for several members of the Coffeyville Community College track team who
hit national qualifying standards in the Wendy’s Pittsburg
State University Invitational
on March 25.
On the men’s side, Red Ravens making new qualifying
marks at the meet included
Kelvin Almonte, 110-meter
hurdles in 14.76 seconds and
400-meter hurdles in 54.61
seconds; Alazae Hester-Taylor,
400-meter hurdles in 55.65
seconds; Jeremiah Peters, shot
put at 53-2 1/4 and discus at
148-7; Josephus Davies, shot
put at 49-11; Terrell Venning,
discus at 145-1; and Kyrin
Tucker, hammer at 152-9.
As for the women, new qualifying marks were reached by
Angelica Collins, 100-meter
dash in 11.74 seconds and triple jump at 40-0 3/4; Rachael
O’Neil, 100-meter hurdles in
14.33 seconds; Vanessa Joseph, 100-meter hurdles in
14.57 seconds; Juliette Smith,
100-meter hurdles in 15.10
seconds; Shalei Matthews, triple jump 36-10 1/4; Fabrianna
Nation, triple jump at 36-5 3/4;
and Sabrina Hollins, discus at
100: 1. Collins, 11.74; 12. Gillyard, 12.42; 18.
McKenith, 12.82.
200: 4. Henry, 25.37; 5. Blackwell, 25.37; 10.
Dudley, 25.54; 17. Nunley, 25.79; 18. K. Matthews, 25.83; 22. Nemour, 26.02; 24. Smith,
26.05; 30. Gillyard, 26.27; 44. O’Neil, 27.02.
400: 7. K. Matthews, 58.96; 9. Dudley, 59.11;
16. Blackwell, 1:00.15; 27. Williams, 1:10.18.
800: 14. Pedroza, 2:31.77; 17. Holmes,
1500: 16. Holmes, 5:13.15; 29. Ferguson,
100 Hurdles: 3. O’Neil, 14.33; 5. Joseph,
14.57; 6. Smith, 15.10.
400 Hurdles: 5. Webster, 1:07.87; 8. Gatlin,
4 x 100 Relay: 1. Coffeyville (Collins,
Nemour, Blackwell, K. Matthews), 47.25.
High Jump: 5. Mitchell, 5-3; 10. Gatlin, 5-1;
11. Smith, 5-1.
Long Jump: 4. Nation, 17-10 3/4; 7. Wedderburn, 17-8; 25. Stevens, 14-9 1/4.
Triple Jump: 1. Collins, 40-0 3/4; 5. S. Matthews, 36-10 1/4; 6. Nation, 36-5 3/4; 11. Ste-
vens, 33-2 1/2.
Shot Put: 9. Hollins, 38-5; 16. Okeke, 35-8
Discus: 2. Crouch, 138-11; 5. Hollins, 135-7.
Hammer: 4. Okeke, 147-5; 7. Crouch, 135-2;
8. Hollins, 134-6; 13. Johnson, 121-3.
100: 1. Asemota, 10.52; 2. Collis, 10.61; 4.
Bishop, 10.62; 7. Smith, 10.79; 15. Waring,
200. 3. Jones, 21.69; 5. Smith, 21.97; 9.
Bishop, 22.09; 12. Preston, 22.28; 13. Dokes,
22.30; 21. Nelson, 22.66; 24. Waring, 22.76.
400: 8. Nelson, 49.77; 17. Preston, 50.41; 20.
Levy, 51.23.
800: 29. Dimirsky, 2:07.80; 33. Celestine,
110 Hurdles: 2. Almonte, 14.76; 9. Lakeit,
400 Hurdles: 2. Almonte, 54.61; 5. HesterTaylor, 55.65; 17. Lakeit, 59.54.
4 x 100 Relay: 1. Coffeyville (Jones, Collis,
Smith, Bishop), 41.11.
High Jump: 3. Samuels, 6-6 3/4; 4. Bramble, 6-6 3/4.
Long Jump: 5. Waring, 22-6 1/2; 12. Venning, 21-8 3/4; 20. Williams, 20-3.
Triple Jump: 6. Hester-Taylor, 45-9 1/4; 7.
Williams, 44-11 1/2; 10. Stewart, 42-2 1/4.
Shot Put: 5. Peters, 53-2 1/4; 11. Lovell, 51-3
1/2; 12. Tucker, 50-0 3/4; 13. Davies, 49-11.
Discus: 3. Tucker, 161-11; 8. Davies, 150-6;
9. Peters, 148-7; 10. Venning, 145-1; 11. Lovell,
Hammer: 9. Tucker, 152-9; 10. Lovell, 146-4;
13. Davies, 138-7.
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Thursday, April 7, 2016
Montgomery County Chronicle
Establishing ‘right CCC golfer claims Emporia tourney title
culture’ to be priority
for new ’Nado coach
Darrin Wegner
assumes head football
coach position
at Field Kindley
that Coffeyville has played for
a state championship and has
been a little inconsistent since
then,” Wegner said. “I believe
that if we can build the right
culture that this is the type of
place where you can build a
consistent winner year in and
year out.
“Building the proper cul COFFEYVILLE — Field
Kindley High School has found ture within your program will
its next football coach, and it’s have to happen before the
winning does. By that, I mean,
a man with ties to the area.
coaches and players trusting
Darrin Wegner — the head
one another, consistent attencoach at Jay, Okla., the past
dance for offseason activities
five seasons — was recently
and the weight room, and an
hired as the Golden Tornado
enthusiasm for what we are
coach. He originally grew up
doing will be the
near Parsons and is
keys to getting our
returning to southfootball program
east Kansas in his
back on track.”
new role.
“This is a very
comes to Coffeyville
exciting time for my
after spending time
family and I,” Wegas head football
ner said. “My wife
coach and assistant
and I are originally
athletic director at
from the area so
Jay. He led Jay to
we loved the idea of
three consecutive
being near family.
trips to the OklaCoffeyville is a footDarrin Wegner
homa state playoffs.
ball town that has
Prior to that,
traditionally had
he was an assistant coach at
great athletes. I feel like it’s
Lawrence High School from
the kind of place where you
2001-05 before becoming the
can build a special program.
head coach at Arkansas City
“I’m honored to be the next
football coach at Field Kindley for five years from 2006-10.
Wegner has already met
High School. I’m looking
with potential football players
forward to building a winning
and parents at FKHS since his
culture within our football
program and the community.
“I’m very excited to get to
I have always been a believer
know my new team,” Wegthat great programs have
ner said. “I think there are
coaches, administrators, players and parents/community all a bunch of kids that want to
be successful, and I feel like
pulling the rope in the same
I have a plan to help them
direction. When that type
achieve that.”
of buy-in and trust occurs,
Although the Golden Torspecial things can happen.
nado are coming off a tough
‘Nado football is a sleeping giseason last fall, Wegner is
ant, and I believe great things
convinced the program will
lie ahead for our program’s
see better days in the near
Wegner replaces former
“In the first year, I think
coach Murray Zogg, who
the most important thing is
resigned after the team’s
to build the foundation of
0-9 season in the fall. That
our football program and to
came just two years after the
establish player buy-in for
Golden Tornado finished as
what we are trying to accomthe Class 4A runner-up.
plish,” Wegner said. “After
Field Kindley had been one
the foundation is laid, I know
of the top teams in the Souththis program will continue
east Kansas League since
to improve. I believe that
Zogg took over the squad in
the future is very bright for
2010. The Golden Tornado
‘Nado Football because there
advanced to the state playoffs
is some young talent in the
in each of Zogg’s first five
seasons with the program. In
2013, the ‘Nado advanced to
their first-ever state championship game before falling to
Buhler to finish as the Class
4A runner-up.
Since that run to the title
game, FKHS has struggled
over the past two seasons.
One year after going 3-7,
Field Kindley went 0-9 during
the recently completed 2015
season — the team’s first winless campaign since 1997. The • MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers) will meet for its
Golden Tornado missed the
semi-monthly meeting at the
postseason for the first time
Tyro Christian Church, 9 to
since 2007 and will take a
12-game losing streak into the 11:30 a.m. All mothers who
have children birth through
2016 season.
kindergarten age are invited
During his six-year run at
to attend for a time of ChrisField Kindley, Zogg directed
tian fellowship, lessons, crafts,
the Golden Tornado to a 33refreshments. A supervised
31 record.
nursery is provided.
“In recent years, I know
• The Caney City Rec Center
will be open to the public from
9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and 4 p.m. to
8 p.m.
• The Caney Valley Historical Museum is open to the
public 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
• The Caney City Library is
open from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.
EMPORIA — Coffeyville
Community College sophomore Julia Dierker won the
fourth Jayhawk Conference
women’s golf meet of the season by coming back from a
two-stroke deficit in the final
round last week at Emporia
Municipal Golf Course.
Dierker trailed Dodge City’s
Orakorn Thirayatorn by two
strokes after the opening
round. Dierker shot an opening 18-hole round of 81 while
Thirayatorn shot a 79 to take
the early lead.
However, Dierker came
back in the final round with
a nine-hole score of 35, four
strokes better than Thirayatorn. Dierker’s 27-hole total of
116 finished two strokes ahead
of Thirayatorn and Barton’s
Peerada Piddon, who both
finished with 27-hole totals of
118. Peerada shot rounds of
81 and 37.
Dierker’s teammate, freshman
cracked the top 10 individu-
ally. Musser opened with a 97
and followed up with a ninehole round of 45 to finish with
a total of 142 to place eighth.
Also competing for the Red
Ravens was freshman Karah
Bassett, who shot rounds
of 101 and 52 for a total of
153. The Ravens did not have
enough golfers to post a team
The Red Ravens were
scheduled to compete in the
fifth conference meet of the
season Sunday and Monday at
Dodge City. Results from that
meet were unavailable as of
TEAM SCORES — 1. Dodge City 532, 2 Barton 535.
INDIVIDUAL LEADERS — 1. Julia Dierker,
Coffeyville, 116; T-2. Peerada Piddon, Barton/Orakorn Thirayatorn, Dodge City, 118;
T-4. Leeseo Park, Barton/Rachanok Rahulpan, Dodge City, 129; T-6. Mackenzie Fabrizius, Barton/Tiara Diaz, Dodge City, 141; 8.
Cheyenne Musser, Coffeyville, 142; 9. McKayla Hendrix, Dodge City, 144; 10. Lea Clubb,
Barton, 147.
TEAM RESULTS — Coffeyville: Julia Dierker 81-35—116, Cheyenne Musser 97-45—142,
Karah Bassett 101-52—153.
Red Ravens celebrate much-needed wins
COFFEYVILLE — Considering its recent struggles, it would be hard to blame
the Coffeyville Community College softball
team for celebrating Saturday’s home
sweep over Brown Mackie.
After losing 20 of their previous 22
games, the Lady Ravens finally came out
on the winning side of things, taking down
BMC 17-5 in five innings before capping
off the doubleheader with a 2-1 victory in
game two at Byers Field.
It was the first time CCC had been on
the winning side since a 3-2 victory over
Montgomery County rival Independence
on March 19. Since then, the Lady Ravens
had dropped seven straight games. The
team currently stands at 9-35-1 overall
and 2-10 in the Jayhawk ConferenceEastern Division heading into Friday’s
conference games at Hutchinson.
Coffeyville took out some of its frustration in its opening game Saturday against
Brown Mackie. Despite trailing 3-0 in the
first inning, the Lady Ravens stormed
back with five in the bottom of the inning
and then blew things open with a 10 spot
in the second.
CCC finished with 16 hits, including a
4-for-4 effort from Adriane Buntin with
three RBIs. RiAnne Bunnell followed with
three hits, while Jordan Sutton, Breanna
Bill and Cortney Brown had two each.
Jhoneecie Pulse had a team-high four
Game two was much tougher the entire way. The teams exchanged runs in
the second inning, but Coffeyville took the
lead with a tally in the fourth.
Amazingly, that run would hold up the
rest of the way. Despite recording just
four hits, the Lady Ravens were able to
cap off the doubleheader sweep.
Buntin went 3-for-3 at the plate.
One day earlier, CCC dropped a pair of
games at home to Cloud County, 7-1 and
Game one saw the Lady Ravens lead
1-0 in the first inning. Yet, that’s the only
run they would score the entire way.
Meanwhile, the Thunderbirds scored two
in the third, one in the fourth and three
in the fifth to take charge. Cloud added
another run in the seventh.
Coffeyville had 11 hits in that contest,
including two each from Brown, Buntin,
Pulse and Bunnell.
Cloud had control of the finale early
by striking for three runs in both the first
and second innings. CCC managed a run
in the fourth, but that’s all the offense output it would get.
Pulse and Haley Naley had two hits
each for Coffeyville.
Following Friday’s games at Hutchinson, the Lady Ravens will travel to Hesston on Saturday before returning home to
face Fort Scott on April 12. One day later,
they will host Crowder (Mo.) in a non-conference matchup.
CCC baseball team splits wins against Cowley
three runs in the bottom of the
ninth, the Coffeyville Community College picked up a win in
walk-off fashion, rallying past
Cowley 11-10 to salvage a split
of Saturday’s doubleheader at
Walter Johnson Field.
That victory snapped a 12game losing streak by CCC.
It was the first time in nearly
four weeks that the Red Ravens had been on the winning
side of the scoreboard. Earlier
in the day, they had suffered a
14-0 loss to the Tigers.
The teams split their fourgame conference set, which
included a pair of games in
Arkansas City last Thursday.
CCC won the first game of that
doubleheader 5-4 before Cowley bounced back to claim a
13-3 victory in game two.
With the series split, the
Red Ravens currently stand at
11-26 overall and 5-15 in the
Jayhawk Conference-Eastern
Division for ninth place. CCC
will next take on Neosho County in a four-game conference
set this week, starting with a
home doubleheader today at 1
p.m. After that, the team will
visit Chanute to cap off the
weekend series on Saturday.
Coffeyville snapped its long
losing streak on Saturday in
dramatic fashion. The Red
Ravens had an 8-7 lead after
eight innings of play and were
just three outs away from picking up the win. Instead, Cowley stormed back with three
runs in the top of the ninth to
put CCC in a hole.
The Red Ravens still had
enough in the end to mount
a comeback. CCC crossed the
plate three times in its final at-
bat to slip past the Tigers.
It was an impressive comefrom-behind win for Coffeyville considering it trailed
7-2 after five innings.
CCC had 20 hits in the contest, including three each from
Brian Miranda, Tyler Cunningham, Cole Sanderson and Alan
Dunn. Lawfton Summers and
Kyler Cook added two each.
That win was a big boost
for the Red Ravens after they
were shut out in five innings
earlier in the day.
Cowley led from start to
finish in the opening game,
including 4-0 after three innings. The big blow came in
the fourth when the Tigers
struck for 10 runs to blow
things wide open.
CCC finished that contest
with just four hits.
Last Thursday, the Red Ravens trailed 4-3 after six in-
nings of the opening game
against Cowley but picked up
two clutch runs in the seventh
to pull out the one-run victory.
Cunningham had two of
Coffeyville’s six hits to lead the
way, which included a home
run. He had four of the team’s
five RBIs in the contest as well.
Game two wasn’t as kind to
the Red Ravens. Despite leading 1-0 after one inning, the
Tigers took control with five
runs in the second and five
more in the fifth to open things
Summers recorded a teamhigh two hits for CCC.
Following this week’s conference set with Neosho County, the Red Ravens will return
to action on Tuesday with a
non-conference matchup at
church is located at 114 N.
• The Caney Valley Recreation Board will hold its
monthly meeting at 7:30 p.m.
at the rec center, 403 E. First
• The Caney City Rec Center
will be open to the public from
9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and 4 p.m. to
6 p.m.
• The Caney Valley Historical Museum is open to the
public 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
• The Caney City Library is
open from 12 noon to 6 p.m.
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• Rededication of the Logan
Fountain at Riverside Park, Independence, at 7:45 p.m. The
public is invited to attend.
• The Caney City Rec Center
will be open to the public from
9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
• The Caney City Library is
open from 12 noon to 6 p.m.
• TOT Olympics for all special needs children in southeast Kansas, ages 2-8, are invited to participate, Nellis Hall
Gym, Coffeyville Community
College, 12:30 to 2 p.m. Free
t-shirt given at registration for
child to wear during events.
Ceremony will be held to present children with medals and
• The American Heartland
Lawn Mower Racers and the
Caney Valley Antique Power
Association will sponsor lawn
mower races at the CVAPA
showgrounds at 3:30 p.m.
Free admission and parking
by donation. See detailed story
found elsewhere in this issue.
• Opening day for the Riverside Park and Ralph Mitchell
Zoo, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
• National Fiddler Hall of
Fame Gala, 8 p.m., at the Independence Memorial Hall.
• The Verdigris Valley
Young Artist Exhibit begins today and goes through April 23
at the Independence Historical
Museum and Art Center.
• The Caney City Library is
open from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
• National Library Week,
April 10-16. Visit your local libraries during the week.
• William Inge Film Festival
presentation of the free movie
“Picnic” at the Independence
Cinemas, 1:30 p.m.
• The USD 436-Caney Valley
Board of Education will hold
its monthly meeting, which is
open to the public, at 6:30 p.m.
in the board meeting room,
700 E. Bullpup Blvd.
• The Independence USD
446 Board of Education
monthly meeting at the Riley
Resource Center, 7 p.m.
• The Caney Pioneers 4-H
Club will hold its monthly
meeting at 7:15 p.m. in the
Trinity Lutheran Church.
• The City of Tyro will hold
its monthly council meeting at
7 p.m. at the Tyro Christian
• The Cherryvale-Thayer
USD 447 Board of Education
will meet at 7 p.m., at the district office, 618 E. 4th, in Cherryvale.
• The USD 445-Coffeyville
Board of Education will meet
at 6 p.m. at the USD 445 Board
Office, 615 Ellis.
• The City of Havana will
hold its monthly council meeting at 7 p.m. in the Havana
City Hall.
• Fawn Creek 4-H Club will
hold its monthly meeting at
the Tyro Christian Church, 7
• The Bolton Trailblazers
4-H Club will hold its monthly
meeting at 7 p.m. at the Bolton
• The Caney Valley Historical Museum is open to the
public 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
• The Caney City Rec Center
is open to the public 9 a.m. to
3 p.m. and 4 p.m. to 8 p.m
• The Caney City Library is
open from 12 noon to 6 p.m.
• Montgomery County Commission will meet at 9 a.m. in
the commission chambers at
the Montgomery County Judicial Center in Independence.
• Cornerstone Preschool
of Caney will hold pre-enrollment for the 2016-2017 school
year from 4 to 7 p.m. at the
Cornerstone Church of Caney,
900 S. Ridgeway. See detailed
story found elsewhere in this
• The Caney Valley High
squads will host at gaming
tournament from 6 to 9 p.m.
at the CVHS Cafeteria. This is
for fifth grade age and older,
and there is a $5 charge. Cash
prizes will be awarded to winners. See detailed story found
elsewhere in this issue.
• The Caney Masonic Lodge
#324 will hold a regular meeting at 7:30 p.m. at the lodge
• The Caney City Rec Center
will be open to the public from
9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and 4 p.m. to
8 p.m.
• The Caney Valley Historical Museum is open to the
public 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
• The Caney City Library is
open from 12 noon to 7 p.m.
• The Caney United Methodist Church will host its
free community dinner in the
church fellowship hall with
serving from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m.
The featured dinner item will
be baked potatoes with extras.
The public is invited to attend
this come-and-go event. The
• Adult Coloring Class at the
Caney City Library, 10 a.m.,
supplies will be provided or
bring your own coloring items.
• The Caney FFA Booster
Club will hold its monthly
meeting at 7 p.m. in the CVHS
vo ag room.
• The Caney City Rec Center
will be open to the public from
9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and 4 p.m. to
8 p.m.
• The Caney Valley Historical Museum is open to the
public 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
• The Caney City Library is
open from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.
• The Independence Chamber of Commerce Leadership
Independence Session VIII will
be held.
• The Independence Historical Museum and Art Center, 123 N. 8th, will hold its
monthly luncheon at noon.
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Council unable to
take action due to
lack of quorum
For the second time in one
month, the Caney City Council
was unable to take action at
meeting due to lack of a quorum.
scheduled meeting, only four
of the eight councilors were in
attendance. State law requires
a quorum (which is 51 percent of the governing body) to
conduct a meeting. In the case
of the Caney City Council, the
quorum is five.
Councilors chose to reschedule the meeting for Wednesday
evening, April 6. Details of that
meeting will be printed in next
weke’s Montgomery County
While the council was unable to take any action or conduct business, they did hear
brief comments from city administrator Fred Gress about
the renewal of the City’s health
Gress gave a bleak outlook
about the health insurance
renewal from Blue Cross and
Blue Shield of Kansas, which
is calling for a 22 percent increase in the City’s insurance
rates. Gress asked Blue Cross
and Blue Shield to provide
multiple options for the council to consider; however, most
of the options require higher
deductibles and/or higher premiums.
The City of Caney currently
plus 100 percent of the premium for an individual health
insurance plan; a family plan
requires a monthly contribution from the employee, whose
paycheck is deducted to account for the family plan.
The City of Caney currently pays 100 percent of an
employee’s individual plan,
whose premium is based on
the age of the employee (the
theory being that younger
employees require less insurance while older employees
require more). As an example
of the anticipated increase to
insurance rates, Gress said
city’s share of insurance for
the youngest employee could
increase from about $280 per
month to $375 per month.
“Currently, the City pays
100 percent of an individual
plan’s premium,” he said.
“That means a $0 deductible
for the employee and a maximum out-of-pocket expense of
Gress asked councilors to
study the proposed options
when they convene at their
next meeting. The City’s insurance coverage period expires
Book drop box
to new library
The book drop at the new
Caney City Library at Fifth and
State streets is now accessible
via the sidewalk on the west
side of the building. The book
drop is located on the south
side of the building, adjacent
to the air conditioner units.
The last day for the book
drop at the former city library at Fourth and Ridgeway
streets will be Friday, April 8.
at the end of May.
On a related note, Gress
said he had received a proposal from EMC, the City’s
insurance carrier for business liability, vehicle, workers’
compensation, and a host of
other non-health coverages.
EMC indicated an increase
was probable to the workers’
compensation coverage due to
high claims on the part of city
Gress said the workers’
compensation coverage includes an “experience modifier” that accounts for the condition of the occupation. High
claim rates affect the experience modifier, which, in turn,
requires higher premiums.
“That means we have had
some claims that have set us
up for a loss,” said Gress, “and
the insurance company isn’t
going to lose. They will pass
that loss right along to you.”
Gress said the business liability, vehicle and workers’
compensation insurance coverage options will be discussed
at a later meeting.
Winning medals at the National Speech and Debate Association’s national qualifying tournament were (left to right) Montana Sterns, Eric Lloyd, Emily Traw, Ryan Nelson and Emily Collier. (Courtesy photo)
Forensics students win medals at Parsons meet
Several Caney Valley High School
forensics students are bound for a national tournament after qualifying for
the event last weeks at a tournament in
Marilyn Nelson, forensics coach, said
the Caney Valley students were competing in the Kansas South regional
tournament of the National Speech and
Debate Association. The top two winners in each contest will advance to the
NSDA national tournament in Salt Lake
City, Utah, on June 12-17.
In duo interpretation, the team of
Emily Traw and Ryan Nelson finished
in second place and, therefore, qualified for the national meet.
In public forum debate, the team of
Montana Sterns and Eric Floyd settled
for the third place, which put the local
team as the first runner-up for national
In Lincoln-Douglas Debate, Emily Collier placed fourth, which gave
her the second runner-up honor for
national qualifying.
CVHS Playmakers to present comedy-mystery
The Caney Valley High
School Playmakers will present the silly murder-mystery
“And Then There Was One”
on Friday, April 8 in the CVHS
A public performance will
be held at 7 p.m. Admission is
Earlier in the day, the play
will be performed for junior
high and high school students.
“And Then There Was One”
was written by Michael Druce
and first produced for the
state in 1982. In the play, 10
strangers are invited to a remote island. One by one each
of the guests is murdered until
only one is left. However, all is
not as it seems as each of the
guests reappears.
The play is appropriate for
all ages.
Kindergarten pre-enrollment scheduled for April 22
USD 436-Lincoln Memorial Elementary kindergarten pre-enrollment and
screening for all boys and girls who
will be 5 years old on or before Aug.
31, 2016, will be held on Friday, April
22 at the school. Parents/guardians
need to make an appointment for the
child’s enrollment before April 22 by
calling the school office at 879-9240.
Enrollment times will be 8:15 a.m. to
11:35 a.m. and 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. that
No regular kindergarten classes will
be held on April 22.
A parent/guardian needs to accompany the child to enrollment which
will take about one hour. You should
bring the child’s birth certificate, So-
Lawn mower racers set
for Saturday at CVAPA
The American Heartland Lawn Mower Racers in conjunction
with the Caney Valley Antique Power Association (CVAPA) will
host lawn mower races on Saturday, April 9, at the CVAPA showgrounds, 3 1/2 miles north of Caney on Hwy. 75.
Races will start at 3:30 p.m. south of the tractor pulling arena.
Admission to the event is free and parking is by donation.
There will be a $5 admission fee for the lawn mower racing pits.
The public is invited to attend this racing event.
cial Security number and immunization record. The child must receive a
physical before starting to school in the
fall, and physical forms are available
at the school. You will also be required
to show proof of residence in the USD
435 district, i.e. gas, water or electric
For questions, to make an enroll-
Mayest events slated for
Memorial Day weekend
The Caney Lions Club has
announced its sponsorship
of Mayest 2016 which will be
held May 27-28 in Caney.
With most activities taking
place in Wark Memorial Park,
the usual schedule is planned
and will be announced later.
Caney Lions are hoping to
see the usual vendors set up
in the park, along with the
car show which has become a
Mayest tradition.
Also that weekend, the
alumni banquet of Caney Valley High School will be held on
Saturday night, May 28, and
the Caney Alumni Association
will contact its members with
reservation details.
On Monday, May 30, the annual Memorial Day service will
be held in Veteran’s Memorial
Park, with its usual traditions
Watch the Montgomery
County Chronicle for updates
as Memorial Day weekend approaches.
breakfast and lunch menus
for Friday, April 8, through
Friday, April 15, follow. These
menus are for Lincoln Memorial Grade School and Caney
Valley Jr.-Sr. High School.
Menus are subject to change.
Salad bar and milk and fruit
choices are offered daily.
• Friday, April 8: (breakfast)
fruit cocktail, milk, or pbj (7-12
• Monday, April 11: (breakfast)
apple frugal or cereal, assorted
fruits, juice, milk; (lunch) cheesy
chicken spaghetti, tossed salad/romaine, fresh baby carrots, whole
wheat roll/honey; applesauce,
milk, or pbj (7-12 only).
• Tuesday, April 12: (breakfast)
sausage pancake on a stick/sugar free syrup or cereal, banana,
juice, milk; (lunch) BBQ rib on
bun, hash brown patty, seasoned
green beans, romaine/tomato slices, peach crisp (6-12), pears, milk,
or pbj (7-12 only).
• Wednesday, April 13: (breakfast)
or cereal, peaches, juice, milk;
(lunch) cheese pizza, fresh garden
salad, seasoned carrots, graham
snacks (9-12), pineapple, milk, or
pbj (7-12 only), tomato wedges.
• Thursday, April 13: (breakfast) chicken breakfast sandwich
or cereal, orange wedge, juice,
milk; (lunch) baked chicken drumstick, fresh broccoli, corn, savory
rice, oatmeal roll/jelly, peaches,
milk, or pbj (7-12 only).
• Friday, April 15: No school.
School board to meet
next Monday night SCHOOL MENUS
Routine reports and one action item will be on the agenda
when the USD 436-Caney Valley Board of Education convenes for its monthly meeting,
which is open to the public, on
Monday, April 11.
Reports will be given by the
building principals, superintendent, maintenance/transportation director and board
members who are representatives to the Tri-County Special
Cooperative and the Caney
Valley Recreation Commission.
Board members will approve or disapprove the adjustment to the 2015-2016
school calendar and also discuss the handbook for next
Executive sessions will be
called, if necessary, for the
topics of personnel and negotiations.
The board meeting starts at
6:30 p.m. in the board of education meeting room at 700 E.
Bullpup Blvd., Caney.
breadsticks/sauce or cereal, apple
halves, juice, milk; (lunch) breaded chicken patty, mashed potatoes/gravy, seasoned green beans,
whole wheat roll/honey (6-12),
Enjoy Some Classic
Arcade Fun for the
Whole Family!
Thank You!
Plus –
• Pool Table • Board Games
• Fooseball
• Magic the Gathering
• Yarn Club • And More
Thank you to all who participated in
Caney Valley’s Forensics Tournament
recently. Your support of our
activities is greatly appreciated.
— CVHS Forensics
Students and Coach
ment appointment, or if you cannot
attend on April 22, call the school office at Lincoln Memorial Elementary
School, (620) 879-9240 or 1 (866) 2239240.
See the enrollment advertisement
found elsewhere in this issue for details.
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Nat’l Library Week to
be recognized locally
Caney City Library
Several activities at the
Caney City Library are planned
for April. National Library
Week will be celebrated April
10-16, and library patrons are
welcome to enter the “Guess
the Book!” contest. Visit the
library between Monday, April
11, and Saturday, April 16,
and register your guess. One
person’s name will be drawn
on Monday, April 18, for the
correct guesses to win of the
Southeast Kansas Library System’s 50th anniversary cookbooks.
Thursday, April 14, at 10
a.m., will feature an Adult Coloring Class. Pencils, markers,
crayons and color pages will
be provided, or you can bring
your own color page. Come
and join in the creativity.
Lincoln’s students of the month
Students at Lincoln Memorial Elementary School last Friday were honored as the students of the month for March. Students are
nominated for the award by classroom teachers. The honored students included (front row, left to right) Brayden Reddy, Daniel
Bohr, Samuel Lloyd, Brody Brown, Garrett Davidson, Hannah Wyrick, (middle row, left to right) Alexis King, Rya Hightower, Buddy
Elliott, Bella Hribar, Reni Burk, Emery Keene, (back row, left to right) Brooklyn Stevens, Colton Walls, Morgan Hall, Ashley Wilson,
Quincie Walls and Logan Sanders. (Photo by Sherry Owen)
Jr.-sr. high honor rolls announced
USD 436-Caney Valley Jr.Sr. High School administrators have announced the third
quarter 2015-2016 honor
rolls. Students who qualified
for the honor rolls follow.
man, E.J. Maine, Jesus Palacios, Sydney Raschen, Dane
Rigby, Caleb Scoles, Mitchell
Simpson, Troy Watson.
Principal’s Honor Roll
3.6 - 3.99 Grade Point Average
Superior Honor Roll
4.0 Grade Point Average
Seventh Grade: Michael
Bradley, Riley Bright, Kaley
Cowell, Kiley Cowell, J. Wyatt
Davis, Tucker Killian, Alyssa
Moody, Jacob Owens Grady
Postrach, Evie Scoles, Alexandra Stephens.
Eighth Grade: Cassidy Anderson, Mariah Clopp, Zachary Gulick, Keaton Herrmann,
Jace Kaminska, Brady Kirchner, Eryk Kyser, Camdyn Melchiori, Vincent Nacin, Erin Ritter, Ruth Todd.
Ninth Grade: Tiffany Egan,
Tuscany Griffin, Hannah Hedges, Lyndon Nunneley, Montana
Owens, BreAnna Paulie, Kalyn Rodgers, Elizabeth Rogers, Matthew Simpson, Joshua
Sutton, Abigail Taylor, Jaden
Trimble, Erik Van Schijndel,
Trevor Watson, Courtney Wilson.
Tenth Grade: Christian
Cummings, Kendra Gardner,
Chandler Heid, Will Kidd,
Dallas Martinez, Ty Messner
Grant Richey, Zane Stanton,
Kaleb Vining, Joshua Wren.
Eleventh Grade: Cole Griffin, Colleen Griffin, Michael
Howard, Curstin Kyser, Baylor Melchiori, Sydney Moore,
Ryan Nelson, Aubrie Owen,
Caitlynn Stevenson, Sydney
Tucker, Sadie Wade.
Twelfth Grade: Megan Benning, Lyric Brooks, Jacen
Clapp, Emily Collier, Jordan
Dodson, Cortney Gardner, Ashlynn Grayum, Kennedy Griffin,
Ashlyn Hefley, Kandace In-
Seventh Grade: Catalena
Comstock, Jessie Gay, Elexus
Hallmark, Maggie Henderson, Jace Ready-Scott, Alex
Rexwinkle, Maggie Simmons,
Maeli Simpson, Jake Stanton,
Brayden Thompson.
Eighth Grade: Kloie Clegg,
Saje Cowell, Trever Crisp,
Grace Pinkerton, Lilly Reed,
Caleb Sanders, Kiersten Spencer, Alyson Waltrip, Lani Wilson, Johnathan Young.
Ninth Grade: Lauren Culver,
Will Freisberg, Alexia Peck,
Jenna Rosson, Kaygan Shull,
Andrew Walls.
Tenth Grade: Bailey Dodson, Micaela Francisco, Samantha Thompson, Lex Ward,
Cydni Wilson.
Eleventh Grade: Jose Aguirre, Chaeyun Lee, Victoria
Markham, Taylor McIntosh,
Kennedy Nunneley.
Twelfth Grade: Kaylin Allen, Ryan Bellamy, Tara Blagg,
Dominic Caswell, Josh Davis,
Tyler Frontzak, Brycen Gulick,
Natasha Sanders, Zachary
Sturgeon, Kelsey Wyant.
Venus McMahan, James Perkins, Bailey Price, Benjamin
Nunneley, Sulli Richardson.
Ninth Grade: Zachariah
Denton, Collin Grayum, Trenton Haberly, Braxton Haughn,
Jackie Lafferty, Margret Likert, Dakota Rose, Caitlin Wallace.
Tenth Grade: Andrew Anderson,
Breanna Buoy, Haley Cowan,
Jacob Keene, Chasity Lafferty, Brennan Myers, Daniel
Plenty of gaming action will
be on hand when the Caney
Valley High School Debate/Forensics teams sponsor a gaming tournament on Tuesday,
April 12. The event will be held
in the CVHS Cafeteria from 6
to 9 p.m. All fifth graders and
older are invited to participate
for a cost of $5 for the entire
There will be Xbox One,
Xbox 360, and Wii game
competition as well as Call of
Duty, Super Smash Bros. and
Guitar Hero. A cash prize will
be awarded to winners and
snacks will be provided.
All proceeds will go toward
sending CVHS debate/forensics qualifiers to the national
The deadline for placing a story or
advertisement is 5 p.m., Monday.
Friday • April 22
8:15 a.m. to 11:35 a.m. & 1 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
(Please call for an appointment at 879-9240)
Lincoln Memorial Elementary
201 E. First • Caney
Students’ Honor Roll
Seventh Grade: Chandler
Brake, Chet Brake, Kaelynn
Brewer, Destiny Burk, Blake
Cashman, Blane Cashman,
Tyler Cowan, Mary Cummins,
Kaden Foulk, Jerod Kyler,
Ridic Martin, Skye Scimeca,
Brooke Thompson, Rex Washburn.
Eighth Grade: Andrew Bowman, Jalen Bush, Renee Grant,
Scheduled activities at Caney Valley Jr.-Sr. High School for
Thursday, April 7, through Saturday, April 16, follow.
• Thursday, April 7: FFA/Allen County Aggie Days at Iola;
CVHS boys’ golf at Pittsburg/Frontenac, 3 p.m.; high school track
meet at Eureka, 3 p.m.; high school softball and baseball games
at Eureka, 4:30 p.m.
• Friday, April 8: CVHS play in the auditorium; jr. high track
meet at Cherryvale; JV softball and baseball games at Coffeyville, 7:30 p.m.
• Saturday, April 9: CVHS play in the auditorium; FFA livestock and floriculture contests at Columbus; high school regional solos/ensemble contests at Pittsburg.
• Monday, April 11: High school boys’ golf meet at Baxter
Springs, 1 p.m.; high school softball and baseball games at Cherryvale, 4:30 p.m.
• Tuesday, April 12: High school track meet at West Elk, 3
p.m.; jr. high track meet at Fredonia, 3 p.m.; JV boys’ golf meet
at Erie, 3 p.m.
• Wednesday, April 13: Jr. high golf at Coffeyville, 3 p.m.
• Thursday, April 14: State large group music contest, Winfield; District FFA Banquet at Girard; jr. high golf meet at Joplin,
• Friday, April 15: CVHS forensics team at Pittsburg meet;
high school softball and baseball games at Erie, 4:30 p.m.
• Saturday, April 16: CVHS forensics team at Pittsburg meet.
Planned events at Lincoln Memorial Elementary School for
Tuesday, April 12, through Friday, April 15, follow.
• Tuesday, April 12: Sanders and Sewell sixth graders to 5
Mile Camp.
• Wednesday, April 13: Rigdon sixth graders to 5 Mile Camp.
• Friday, April 15: No school.
Video gaming tourney
set for April 12 at CVHS
Screening & Pre-Enrollment
3.2 - 3.59 Grade Point Average
Peck, Sydney Rogers, Aaron
Simmons, Tomi Watson, Tyler
Eleventh Grade: Eric Floyd,
Courtney Ingram, Kolbi McIntosh, Kyndal McIntosh, Ciara
Reeves, Michael Walker, Nathan Wells.
Twelfth Grade: Wyatt Anderson, Blake Hollandsworth,
Jeremiah Nunneley, Dalton
Owens, Selena Rodriguez, Levi
Soles, Heather Strickler.
The Invisible College/Library Movie Club will present
the movie “Captain America:
Winter Soldier” on Friday,
April 15, at 3:30 p.m.
Story Time will take place
on Saturday, April 16, at 10
a.m. when Ashley Evans will
host story time for children.
The Can-Kan Friends of the
Library monthly meeting will
be held on Tuesday, April 19,
at 7 p.m. in the library, and the
library board meeting will be
Tuesday, April 26, at 7 p.m.
The book drop is now accessible at the new City library.
Use the sidewalk on the west
side of the building, follow it
around to the back and the
book drop is located east of the
air conditioning units. The last
day for the book drop at the
old library will be this Friday,
April 8.
Child must be 5 years old on or before Aug. 31, 2016
No regular Kindergarten
classes on Friday, April 22.
Appointments must be made for screening.
Parent must accompany the child.
Allow one hour for entire enrollment procedure.
State birth certificate, Social Security number and
immunization records are required.
• Child must be 5 years old on or before August 31, 2016.
• Physical required before starting school this fall.
(Forms are available at Lincoln School)
• Please be prepared to show proof of residence in the USD
436 District. (i.e. Gas, water or electric bill.)
Please contact the school office at (620) 879-9240 or (866) 223-9240 if you and your
child cannot attend pre-enrollment day.
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If you have a story tip from
Independence community, call
(620) 331-9178.
Park, zoo to buzz Mitchell to serve as children’s library director
with activities at
annual opening
Independence’s Riverside Park and Ralph Mitchell Zoo will
open its doors for the 2016 season with events set for Friday and
Saturday, April 8 and 9.
Friday’s events will focus on the re-opening of the Logan
Fountain, which has been unusable as contractors replace the
fountain’s aging water dispersal and electrical systems. Food
will be served to the public at 7 p.m., with a dedication set for
7:45 p.m.
On Saturday, the park and zoo will hold its opening day under
the theme “Fountains of Fun.” The park and zoo will be open to
all people from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and include children’s crafts,
balloon animals, pony rides, miniature train rides, face painting,
a petting zoo, carousel rides, and more. An arts and crafts fair
will begin at 10 a.m. in the Riverside Park 4-H Buildiong. A putt
putt golf tournament at the miniature golf course also will begin
at 10 a.m.
The weekend events are sponsored by the Friends of Riverside Park and Zoo, or FORPAZ.
Logan Fountain rededication
to be among park festivities
The Logan Fountain at Riverside Park will be rededicated in a
ceremony set for Friday, April 8.
A donor reception and dinner will be held at 6 p.m., followed
by a public dinner sponsored by Equity Bank at 7 p.m. Dessert
will be sponsored by Dairy Queen.
The dedication ceremony will begin promptly at 7:45 p.m.,
with Mayor Gary Hogsett that will set the refurbished fountain
into motion.
The Independence Public
Library has a new face at the
helm of the children’s section.
Charlene Mitchell has joined
the library’s staff as children’s
librarian. The Pittsburgh, Pa.,
native comes to Independence
after having served as a parttime children’s librarian at two
libraries in Pleasant Hills, Pa.,
and Sewickley, Pa.
Mitchell has a bachelor’s
and master’s degree in library
science from Clarion University in Pennsylvania.
Mitchell said she was looking forward to providing new
resources to local children, including a weekly dance party
each Thursday from 6:15 p.m.
to 6:45 p.m. Children age 2-8
are invited to the children’s
section to enjoy a half hour
of music, dancing and other
Mitchell also said she anticipates an active summer reading program, which will begin
June 6. The theme of the summer reading program will be
“On Your Mark, Get Set, Read”
and will include a kickoff party
in early June.
Other resources within the
children’s division of the Independence Public Library include children’s story time held
on Tuesday and Wednesday at
11 a.m. (Tuesday is for children age 0-2 while Wednesday
is geared toward children age
Charlene Mitchell . . . new children’s library director at the Independence Public Library. (Photo
by Andy Taylor)
3-5). Wii games have also been
re-established for kids who enjoy Wii games, Mitchell said.
Other anticipated changes
coming in May include more
programs for older kids in the
COUNTY Chronicle
The Independence Civic Center at Penn and Locust
streets will be the site of an American Red Cross blood
drive set for Thursday, April 14. Blood donations will be
accepted from 11:15 a.m. to 5:15 p.m.
For an appointment, call 1-800-RED-CROSS or visit All blood types are needed to fill blood donation supplies in the central region of the United States.
Church Directory
minister. (620) 778-6575. Sunday School, 10 a.m.;
Church, 11 a.m. Mailing address for the church: Wayside Christian Church, 508 S. Spring, Caney, KS 67333.
Fourth, P.O. Box 141, Caney, Bill Wright, pastor. Sunday School, 9:30 a.m.; Sunday Worship Service, 10:30
a.m.; Wednesday Adult Bible Study, 6 p.m.
Cherryvale, Kan. (620) 330-0121. Come and worship
with us at New Hope Christian Church, 908 E. 4th.
Sunday School for adults and youths starts 9:30 a.m.,
with coffee and donuts served. Sunday worship service
begins at 10:30 a.m. Guest speakers will include professors, teachers and students from Ozark Christian College. Find Hope in Christ Jesus at New Hope Christian
Church. Colossians 1:27.
TYRO CHRISTIAN CHURCH: David Bycroft, evangelist. Box 307, Tyro, KS. (620) 289-4433. Traditional
Worship Service, 8:30 a.m.; Sunday School, 10 a.m.;
Contemporary Praise/Worship, 11 a.m.; Sunday Eve.
Worship & Youth Classes, 6 p.m.; Wednesday Youth
Classes, 7 p.m.
pastor. 900 S. Ridgeway, Caney, KS. (620) 879-5220.
Sunday School, 9:30 a.m.; Sunday Morning Worship,
10:40 a.m.; Sunday Night Service (during summer),
6:30 p.m.
CHERRYVALE CHRISTIAN CHURCH: Eric Lang, minister. 319 E. Main, Cherryvale, Kan. (620) 336-2533.
Free coffee and doughnuts on Sunday mornings, 10:15
a.m.; Worship Service, 10:45 a.m. Wednesday evening
6:30 p.m. Student Service. Love God, Love People,
Serve the World. Go to
Elm Street, Coffeyville, KS. (620) 251-1710. Sunday
Church at Study, 9:30 a.m.; Sunday Church at Worship,
10:30 a.m.; Church mission: Community-wide
breakfast last Saturday of every month, 8 a.m. to 11
a.m.; Game Day on Mondays, 1 p.m.
CHERRYVALE: 717 E. 6th, Cherryvale, Kan. (620)
336-3504. David Bennett, pastor. Website: www. Sunday School, 9:45 a.m.;
Sunday Worship, 11 a.m.; Sunday Evening Service, 6
p.m.; Wed. Night Bible Study & Youth, 6 p.m.
Cavaness. 308 N. Liberty, Cherryvale, Kan. (620) 3368027. Sunday School begins at 9:15 a.m.; Morning
Worship Service is at 10:30 a.m. Sunday Youth Meeting
starts at 5:30 p.m., followed by Sunday evening worship at 7 p.m. Wednesday Prayer Meeting and Bible
Study will be held at 7 p.m. For more information, go to or send an e-mail to
KS. (620) 879-5604, church number; Rev. Jonathan
Schultz, pastor, (918) 520-9829 (pastor’s cell number);
Sunday School, 9 a.m.; Church, 10 a.m.
For more information about
Mitchell or the children’s section of the Independence Public Library, send email to
Blood drive set for next Thursday
Fourth and Montgomery streets, Cherryvale, KS. John
Chastain, pastor. (620) 336-2440. Sunday School-All
Ages, 9:30 a.m.; Sunday Worship, 10:30 a.m.; 2nd
Sunday, Cookie Sunday; 4th Sunday, Fellowship Dinner. Wed. - Family Night - 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm - Free
dinner, 6:30 Youth Group and Ladies Bible Study, Monday - Men’s Bible Study - 6:00 pm.
upper elementary grades.
The library also has a variety of toys, puzzles, games,
computers games, and programs that coincide with the
Awe digital learning curricu-
Owen, 305 E. Main. Sunday school 9:30 a.m.; Sunday
morning worship 10:30 a.m. Call (620) 217-9665 for
other service times. “Come & Dine” free community
meal 5 p.m. on the fourth Saturday of each month, unless otherwise noted.
Myint, priest. 303 N. Hooker, Caney, KS. Sunday Mass,
11 a.m.; Weekday Masses on Monday, 8 a.m.; Confessions are before Mass; CCD/PSR Classes on Sunday at
9:30 a.m.; Altar Society, Wednesday, 7 p.m.
ST. FRANCIS XAVIER CATHOLIC CHURCH: Fr. Andrew Heiman, pastor. 202 S. Liberty, Cherryvale, KS.
Parish Hall: (620) 336-2599. All mail and calls to St.
Andrew Parish in Independence, KS: (620) 331-1789.
Sunday Mass, 8 a.m.
pastor. 114 N. High, Caney, KS. (620) 879-2648. Caney
United Methodist Church: where God, tradition and
community intersect. Pastor Will Kenyon leads us in
worship at 10:45am which follows Sunday school at
9:30am. Community meal open to all on the 2nd and
4th Wednesdays of the month. Come be a part of living out God’s mission. Reach out and transform lives
by sharing Christ’s love. You matter to God, and you
matter to us.
W. Third, Cherryvale, Kan. (620) 336-2375. Pastor Carl
Ellis. Worship 11:00 a.m., Sunday School for all ages,
9:45 a.m. Preschool is open from September to April.
Nursery is available every Sunday.
and Vine streets. Worship led by Rev. Tim Black. Adult
& children’s Sunday School 9:30 a.m., Worship at 11
a.m. Wednesday Kids’ Quest/Prayer Meeting at 6:30
p.m. For more info call (918) 331-6334. Visit caneyopc.
org for more information.
CHERRYVALE CHURCH OF CHRIST: Stan Bryan, minister. North Hwy. 169, Cherryvale, KS. (620) 336-3948.
Sunday Bible Study, 10 a.m.; Preaching, 11 a.m.;
Wednesday Bible Study, 7 p.m.
Eaton, pastor. South 75 Highway, Caney, KS (620) 8792839. Sunday Morning Worship, 10:30 a.m. Website:
Street (corner of 9th & Willow), Coffeyville, KS; Dr. J.
Dean McNamara, pastor; Sunday School, 9:30 a.m.;
Sunday Services, 10:45 a.m. & 6:30 p.m.; Wednesday,
Adult Bible Study, Office “Ivy Room”, 6:30 p.m.; Youth,
“R.C.” Kids, Main Church Social Hall, 6:30 p.m. Phone:
(620) 251-3980;
FIRST SOUTHERN BAPTIST CHURCH OF INDEPENDENCE: Ryan Carpenter, pastor. 918 W. Chestnut, Independence, KS. (620) 331-3810. SERVICES: Sunday Morning Bible Study
for all ages, 9:30-10:30 a.m.; Worship Service, 10:45
a.m.; Sunday Evening Service, 6 p.m.; Wednesday
Night Bible Study/Prayer & Youth, 6:30 p.m.
miles north of Dearing, Kan., at the corner of county
roads 3900 and 2600. Pastors are Melissa McIntosh.
Leslie Brooks, and Johnna Hugo. Church school 10
a.m., Worship service 11 a.m. Crossroads is a welcoming congregation to all races, genders and orientations. Phone 620-331-9294.
pastor. Sunday morning service, 9 -10 a.m. (nursery
available). Sunday school for youth and adults, 10:1510:45 a.m. Other events include Kids Club and Food,
Fun & Fellowship at 6:30 p.m. on 1st, 3rd Wednesday
of each month; Bible Study on 2nd Wednesday of
each month; Family Night on 5th Wednesday of each
month. Youth Group meetings at 5 p.m., on 2nd and
4th Sundays of each month. P.O. Box 175, Liberty, KS
67351. Call (620) 330-3432.
Grigg, pastor, 407 N. Spring, Caney, KS. 620-8792101. Sunday School, 9:45 a.m.; Sunday Worship,
10:30 a.m.; Youth Group, Wednesday, 6:30 p.m.;
Divorce Care, For events see
our Facebook page and Instagram.
minister. 301 N. McGee, Caney, KS. (620) 879-5255.
Morning Worship, Sunday, 10 a.m.; Evening Worship,
Sun., 6 p.m.; Sunday Youth Meeting, 6 p.m.; Wednesday Service, 6:30 p.m.; Children’s Church, 1st, 2nd,
3rd & 5th Sundays of the Month.
The cost to have your church
listed in this advertisement is
$10 per month. To have your
church listed on this Church
Directory, call Emalee Mikel,
ad director for the Montgomery County Chronicle, at
Amy Bales named
Teacher of the Month
On Friday, April 1, USD 446 and graduated from Pittsburg
recognized Eisenhower Ele- State University with a bachmentary School library media elor of science degree in Eduspecialist Amy Bales as the cation. Additionally, Bales has
April Quality Teacher of the a master of science degree in
educational technology with a
The presentation was made major emphasis in library media licensure. Bales
to Bales as she had
became the library
just completed asmedia
sisting Mary Swearat Eisenhower Elingen’s
kinderementary School in
garten class with
August of 2011.
checking out books
from the library.
Eisenhower Prinher husband David
cipal Brad Carroll
have four children:
Branden, Ashlyn,
Garen and BrookQuality
lyn. Together, Daof the Month cervid and Amy teach
tificate on behalf of
Amy Bales
USD 446 Board of
and host a weekly
church group at
The nomination form stat- their home.
ed, “Mrs. Bales has a smile When asked about her
and a friendly disposition with working with the students at
all students and parents. She Eisenhower, Bales said, “I feel
has informative and enter- I have the best job in the world!
taining stories for the children My students make me feel rich
that visit the library. Bales and famous…rich in love and
is a member of the district’s famous as in Wal-Mart.”
technology committee, Profes- In her spare time, Bales ensional Development Commit- joys photography, biking and
tee, and hosts Tech Mondays sleeping in the tree-house with
for staff to learn more about her kids. Her favorite saying
specific technology that is is “God doesn’t give you what
available at Eisenhower. She you can handle…he helps you
is also a member of the Inde- handle what you are given.”
pendence National Education The Quality Teacher of
the Month is sponsored each
Bales joined the USD 446 month by several businesses:
family in August 2001. A My Town Media 102.9, Qualgraduate of Independence ity Motors of Independence,
High School, Bales has lived Big Cheese Pizza, Twigs Floral
in Independence since the and Gifts, Dairy Queen of Indefirst grade. She attended Inde- pendence, Eggbert’s and Star
pendence Community College Lube.
Zion Lutheran School to hold
Kindergarten Round-Up
Kindergarten Round-up at Zion Lutheran School, 301 S. 11th,
will be held Monday, April 11 from 3:30 p.m. to 6 p.m.
The purpose of Kindergarten Round-Up is to provide families
with answers to their questions about Zion’s full-day kindergarten
program as well as to meet kindergarten teacher Stella O’Brien.
Students will complete a kindergarten readiness screening, and
pre-enrollment forms will be available. There will be fun activities
for the children and refreshments will be served. Kindergarten is
open to any child who will be 5 years of age by August 31, 2016. For
further information call the school at 332-3331.
Page B10
Honor rolls released
for Jefferson School
446 - Jefferson Elementary
School, Independence, have
announced the names of students who have qualified for
the third quarter 2015-2016
school year honor rolls.
Principal’s Honor Roll
4.0 Grade Point Average
Third Grade: Alexis Brown,
Jimmie Bunyard, Kadence
Byrd, Matthias Coltrane, Dylan
Cooley, Charles Dashiell, Taylor Day, Reece Eytcheson,
Megan Foster, Diana Hernandez, Joshua Hogge, Gage Hull,
Courtney Jabben, Jennisyn
Jarnagin, Fiona Jordan, Tatum
Littlepage, Rachel Rutherford,
Zachary Scott, Dawsyn Seifert,
Logan Sprague, Joseph Veile,
Sullivan Wooldridge.
Fourth Grade: Noah Ayala,
Kyra Barker, Kaden Barnhart,
Bethany Beshear, Ollie Byrd,
Kylee Davis, Adriel De La Cruz,
Marianna Durham, Jonathan
Fairbank, Solaf Farhan, Madisyn Fienen, Dusten FischerAsgari, Annabelle Francoeur,
Ava Gustin, Tripp Henderson,
Hadley Hines, Rosie Jasso,
Elizabeth Kippenberger, Hannah Kippenberger, Addison
Lanning, Deamien Lewman,
Jayah Logan, Olivia Lyon, Aislyn McCollam, Alisha Patel,
Ayushree Patel, Priscilla Raschen, Lindsay Reichenberger,
Saxton Renfro, Lucy Robins,
Sadie Rodgers, Kenna Romine,
Addison Rosenhoover, Jenna
Schaper, Brooklynn Schroeder,
Abigail Shelton, Hayden Simmons, Wyatt Small, Emma
Spencer, Ella Swearingen,
Angel Tempelmeyer, Tyler
Turner, Mallory Waters, Alexis
Winebrenner, Hunter Winebrenner, Troy Wren, Kohen
Wright, Truman York, Harmony Zogg.
Fifth Grade: Gunar Allen,
Isabel Ayala, Alayna Bennin,
Kari Bever, Emery Birde, Lauryn Chism, Chiquisia Clemons,
Alexander Dahle, Kadance
Davis, Trenton Diveley, Easton
Ewing, Savannah Groff, Jamason Jarnagin, Cody Kippenberger, Emma Lewis, Kaylee
Marshall, Gerald Mattes, Mason Messenger, Mason Metcalf,
Devon Mitchell, Cindy Nguyen,
Maximilian Puderbaugh, Rylie
Reichenberger, Alexandria Rodriquez, Kyle Schmidt, James
Schroeder, Kasey Smith, Mae
James Unruh, Abby Veile, Jordan Wilson.
Bullpup Honor Roll
3.0 - 3.9 Grade Point Average
Third Grade: Cora Adcox,
Tristan Ausler-Shaw, Sara
Bale, Garen Bales, Luke Benedict, Brayden Benson, Jessica
Bigley, Macoy Birde, Sylvia
Bradford, Tannar Buchholz,
Jace Bynum, Laney Chism,
Treya Connelly, Nicholas Connors, Makayla Cooley, Addison
Cope, Carder Crim, Corban
Crowe, Caden Dixon, Salina
Dodge, Claire Driskel, Jazmin
Ellis, Chloe Estes, Connor Fontes, Memphis Goodhart, Jayci
Hayward, Trinity Henderson,
Natali Herrera, Mason Hill,
James Horning, Mackenzie
Hurst, Carter King, Colton
King, Gabriellia Kinnamon,
Toby Lawless, Aliviya Martinez, Cameron Mavers, Adison
Morse, Lanie Munding, Alayna
Murphy, Copeland Musgrove,
Brady Palmer, Pinky Patel,
Rosenhoover, Nalijah Schlotman, Jaidlin Sneller, Francisco
Solano, Kyanne Stephenson,
Dylan Taylor, Andrew Thompson, PrinceCharles Thornton,
Aaron Tunstall, Kylan Turner,
Abby Uncapher, Remington
Waldner, Brooklynn White,
Ranaan White, Sabryna White,
Michael Williams.
Fourth Grade: Serenity
Barnhizer, Aleigha Bell, Claire
Bigley, Baylee Boland, Mattily
Brumley, Cheyenne Chavez,
Music Clarenson, Nathaniel
Clay, Liam Clerk, Broden Clingen, Jeremy Colbert, Elodie
Dahle, Ryan Darnell, Naomi
Davis, Nathaniel Davis, Lucas
Dillon, Landon Elliott, Camdyn
Eytcheson, Hunter Eytcheson,
Caitlyn Felton, Leo Ford, Jar-
ed Freeman, Kayden Frick,
Mackenzie Ghering, Mason
Gibbons, Trevor Goza, Alexandria Hanson, Connor Hayes,
Jaxon Henderson, Abrianna
Charles Holmes,
Byon Johnson, Tionne Johnson, Alexandra Jones, Anastin Journot, Robert Lariviere, Joshua Lawrie, Charlee
Lemon, Cami Lewis, Elizabeth
Lewis, Sasha McBride, Landon
McCabe, Madison McManus,
MaKara McPherson, Donald
Miles, Landon Miller, Kavan
Newsome, Andrew O’Brien,
Jayliegh Riedle, Riley Salisbury, Hayden Sullivan, Maximilian Sutherland, DeLaney
Thiessen, Jessica Westerfield,
Melanie Williams.
Fifth Grade: Alexis Bassett,
Darlyn Bethancourt, Safirya
Burns, Baylie Cole, Emily DeGraw, Berea Dill, Alaina Dillon,
Shyann Dungey, Katelynn Ferguson, JaLia Garcia, Kaylea
Goad, Ashtyn Hendryx, Mackenzie Jewers, Ashley Jimenez,
Ian Johnson, Jacob Johnson,
Quayland Johnson, Hailey
Jones, Logan Loomer, Gerious Magnett, Anthony Martin,
Jase Mavers, Cole Mayfield,
Leah McChesney, Harley McIntire, Taylie McKlintic, MaNiya McPherson, Topper Meadows, Michael Miller, Makenzee
Trenton Pendleton, Emmi Reister, Chad Rincker, Karma
Roth, Brent Scammey, Aiden
Simmons, Hayden Smith, Tyler
Stair, Austin Stewart, Brittany
Webb, Tabitha Wilson, Brianna Zambrano.
Thursday, April 7, 2016
Montgomery County Chronicle
Getting groovy
Eisenhower Elementary School students and staff were treated to a unique spectacle during an assembly on Friday: two staff
members, who carry the unmistakable appearance of vice principal Lisa Paige and principal Brad Carroll, donned the clothing of
the 1970s and danced in recognition of the student body surpassing a reading goal. The Eisenhower student body has read more
than 4,300 books thus far in the 2015-16 shcool year — which prompted the two administrators to uphold a promise that they would
dance in disco glory during a school assembly. The principals did not disappoint the students and spectators. (Photo by Andy
(Published in the Montgomery County
Chronicle on Thursday, April 7, 2016)
Case No. 14 PR 37 I
You are hereby notified that the
above entitled estate will offer for sale
at public
auction all personal property of the estate consisting of the following: Hand
& power tools, household goods & furnishings, miscellaneous personal property, and all other personal property of
the above captioned estate. A complete
sale bid may be obtained by contacting Brown’s Auction Service, 2634 CR
3350, Independence, KS 67301.
The auction will take place on April
16, 2016 at 9:00 o’clock a.m., on the
premises of 705 West Magnolia, Independence, Kansas to the highest
bidder for cash. All interested parties
should take notice and govern themselves accordingly.
Robert W. Lattin
Lattin Law Offices, Chartered
P. O. Box 396
Independence, KS 67301
(620) 331-8070
Attorney for the Estate
(Published in the Montgomery County
Chronicle on March 31, April 7 and 14,
Case No. 14 PR 37 I
You are hereby notified that the
above entitled estate will offer for sale
at public auction the following described real estate:
Tract I: The West 65 feet of Lot 5
in Block 1, W.H. Nelson’s Subdivision
of out Lots 14 and 15, City of Independence, Montgomery County, Kansas.
(c.k.a.: 708 W. Magnolia, Independence, KS)
Tract II: Lots 1 and 2 in Block 2,
W.H. Nelson’s Subdivision of out Lots
14 and 15, City of Independence, Montgomery County, Kansas. (c.k.a.: 301 S.
13th Street, Independence, KS)
The auction will take place on April
16, 2016 at 9:00 o’clock a.m., upon the
premises of 708 W. Magnolia Street,
Independence, Kansas, to the highest
bidder for cash. All interested parties
should take notice and govern themselves accordingly.
Robert W. Lattin, attorney
Lattin Law Offices, Chartered
P. O. Box 396
Independence, KS 67301
(620) 331-8070
Attorney for the Estate
(Published in the Montgomery County
Chronicle on April 7, 14 and 21, 2016)
CREDIT UNION (Plaintiff)
SETH MCCLURE, et. al. (Defendants)
No. 2015-CV-000210
Div. No.
K.S.A. 60
Mortgage Foreclosure
Under and by virtue of an Order of
Sale issued by the Clerk of the District
Court in and for the said County of
Montgomery, in a certain cause in said
Court Numbered 2015-CV-000210,
wherein the parties above named were
respectively plaintiff and defendant,
and to me, the undersigned Sheriff of
said County, directed, I will offer for
sale at public auction and sell to the
highest bidder for cash in hand at the
South door of Judicial Center in Independence in the City of Independence
in said County, on April 28, 2016, at
2:00 P.M., of said day the following described real estate located in the County of Montgomery, State of Kansas, to
known as 916 W Pine, Independence,
Kansas 67301
This is an attempt to collect a debt
and any information obtained will be
used for that purpose.
Robert Dierks, sheriff
Montgomery County, Kan.
Attorneys for Plaintiff
4220 Shawnee Mission Parkway
Suite 418B
Fairway, KS 66205
Fax No. (913)831-3320
Our File No. 15-008021/JM
(Published in the Montgomery County
Chronicle, Thursday, April 7, 2016)
The Montgomery County Commissioners will conduct a public hearing
on MONDAY, APRIL 25, 2016 AT 9:15
A.M., to review the recommendations
for revising the county’s solid waste
management plan. Such revisions
propose the contents, for submittal to
Kansas Department of Health & Environment, the five (5) year update of
then Montgomery County Sold Waste
Management Plan.
The hearing will be conducted in the
basement of the Judicial Center, 300
East Main, Independence, Kansas, and
will begin at 9:15 a.m.
All interested persons should attend
and they will be heard. Persons wishing
to comment, but who cannot attend this
hearing, should provide written comment to:
Charlotte Scott Schmidt, County Clerk
P.O. Box 446
Independence, Kansas 67301
Prior to 5:00 p.m., Friday, April 22,
Reasonable accommodations are
available to persons needing assistance.
(Published in the Montgomery County
Chronicle on Thursday, March 31, April
7 and 14, 2016)
In the Matter of the Estate of
CAROL J. SHAFER, deceased
Case No. 16 PR- 5 C
You are hereby notified that a Petition for Determination of Descent has
been filed in this Court by Ricky L. Shafer, Sr., praying:
That descent be determined as to
the following described real estate situated in Montgomery County, Kansas,
Lot 4, Block 3, Queen City Second Addition to the City of Coffeyville, Montgomery County, Kansas (commonly
referred to as 1307 W. 4th Street,
Coffeyville, Kansas)
and all personal property and other
Kansas real estate owned by decedent
at the time of her death.
You are required to file your written
defenses thereto on or before the 26th
day of April, 2016, at 9:00 a.m. of said
day, in the District Court of Montgomery County, Kansas, 3rd Floor City Hall
Building, 7th and Walnut, Coffeyville,
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.
Ricky L. Shafer, Sr., petitioner
815 Union, P. O. Box 9
Coffeyville KS 67337
(620) 251-1300
Attorneys for Petitioner
(Published in the Montgomery County
Chronicle on Thursday, March 31, April
7 and 14, 2016)
Case NO. 15 PR-31 C
You are hereby notified that a Petition has been filed in this Court by Jamie L. Wise, duly appointed, qualified
and acting Administrator of the Estate
of Steven L. Wise, deceased, praying
that her acts be approved; her account
be settled and allowed, the estate
be assigned to the persons entitled
thereto; fees and expenses be allowed;
costs be determined and ordered paid;
the administration of the estate be
closed; Jamie L. Wise be discharged
as Administrator of the estate, and she
be released from further liability.
You are required to file your written
defenses thereto on or before the 26th
day of April, 2016, at 9:00 o’clock A.M.
of said day in said Court in the City of
Coffeyville, Montgomery County, Kansas, at which time and place the cause
will be heard. Should you fail therein,
judgment and decree will be entered in
due course upon the Petition.
Jamie L. Wise, petitioner
815 Union, P. O. Box 9
Coffeyville KS 67337
(620) 251-1300
Attorneys for Petitioner
(Published in the Montgomery County Chronicle on Thursday, April 7,
Bids. SUBJECT to the Notice of Bond Sale dated March 21, 2016 (the
“Notice”), facsimile, written and electronic bids will be received on behalf
of the Clerk of the City of Cherryvale, Kansas (the “Issuer”) in the case of
written or facsimile bids, at the address set forth below, and in the case of
electronic bids, through PARITY® until 11:00 a.m. applicable Central Time,
on APRIL 18, 2016 for the purchase of the above-referenced bonds (the
“Bonds”). No bid of less than 100% of the principal amount of the Bonds and
accrued interest thereon to the date of delivery will be considered.
Bond Details. The Bonds will consist of fully registered bonds in the
denomination of $5,000 or any integral multiple thereof. The Bonds will be
dated May 24, 2016, and will become due on October 1 in the years as follows:
* Subject to change
2026 $180,000
2027 180,000
2028 190,000
2029 195,000
2030 195,000
2031 160,000
2032 160,000
2033 170,000
2034 170,000
2035 175,000
The Bonds will bear interest from the date thereof at rates to be determined when the Bonds are sold as hereinafter provided, which interest will
be payable semiannually on October 1 and April 1 in each year, beginning
on October 1, 2016.
Book-Entry-Only System. The Bonds registered under a book-entryonly system administered through DTC.
Paying Agent and Bond Registrar. Treasurer of the State of Kansas,
Topeka, Kansas.
Good Faith Deposit. Each bid shall be accompanied (in the manner
set forth in the Notice) by a good faith deposit in the form of a cashier’s or
certified check drawn on a bank located in the United States of America or a
wire transfer in Federal Reserve funds immediately available for use by the
Issuer in the amount of $65,300.
Delivery. The Issuer will pay for preparation of the Bonds and will deliver the same properly prepared, executed and registered without cost to
the successful bidder on or about May 24, 2016, to DTC for the account of
the successful bidder.
Assessed Valuation and Indebtedness. The Equalized Assessed
Tangible Valuation for Computation of Bonded Debt Limitations for the year
2015 is $8,910,142. The total general obligation indebtedness of the Issuer
as of the Dated Date, including the Bonds being sold, is $3,310,000.
Approval of Bonds. The Bonds will be sold subject to the legal opinion
of Gilmore & Bell, P.C., Wichita, Kansas, Bond Counsel to the Issuer, whose
approving legal opinion as to the validity of the Bonds will be furnished and
paid for by the Issuer, printed on the Bonds and delivered to the successful
bidder as and when the Bonds are delivered.
Additional Information. Additional information regarding the Bonds
may be obtained from the undersigned, or from the Financial Advisor at the
addresses set forth below:
DATED: March 21, 2016.
City of Cherryvale, Kansas
123 W. Main
Cherryvale, Kansas 67335
Attn: Hillary Lawrence, Clerk
Phone No.: (620) 336-2776
Fax No.: (620) 336-2104
Financial Advisor – Facsimile Bid
and Good Faith Deposit Delivery
Piper Jaffray & Co.
11635 Rosewood Street
Attn: Dustin Avey
Phone No.: (913) 345-3375
Fax No.: (913) 345-3393
Classified Ads
Thursday, April 7, 2016
Page B11
Montgomery County Chronicle
Prairie Star • Montgomery County Chronicle • Labette Avenue
FOR SALE: One calf creeper with three
panels, $350. Three-volt trolling motor and
12’ aluminum boat with trailer, $500.
GREEN PIANO! Yep, this Wurlitzer looks
like Spring: $1988. Mahogany Yamaha,
$3488. Kimball baby grand, $97.94/
month. Statewide delivery. Mid-America
Piano, Manhattan, 1-800-950-3774, www. (KCAN)
Washers, Dryers, Stoves, Fridge, Freezers, AC
units, Recliners, Lift chair-918-533-6000 or
620-597-2680. LC8-5tp
a pictorial history of Independence, is
available for $21.99 (plus sales tax) at
•PARSONS, 2.9 Acres, 5-BR, 2-full
baths, 2 half-baths, CH/A, attic fan, partial basement, new roof, new windows,
2-car garage...........................$97,700
•OSWEGO, Beautiful and roomy, 2300
sq. ft., home built in 2005 on 2 acre lot.
Attached 2-car garage, plus separate
30x52 garage/workshop/apartment.
Large deck with above ground pool. All
appliances stay..REDUCED to$189,900
•OSWEGO, 3-BR with granite countertops, deck, fenced back yard with storage building....................MAKE OFFER
•OSWEGO, 3-BR with 1 3/4 BA, 1-car
carport, new CH/A, metal roof, close to
downtown, privacy fenced back yard....
• CHETOPA, Single Wide with family room add-on, new metal rof, sits
on 6 lots, oversize 2-car detached garage......................................$15,900
• OSWEGO, Split-level 3-BR with 2.5 BA,
ducted rock fireplace, fenced yard, new
roof in 2010, kitchen with solid maple
cabinets with tile flooring, bedrooms
have new carpet, paint and doors....
..........................REDUCED to $79,900
•OSWEGO, 5 Acres with 3-BR, 1-BA
home with big family room, hardwood
floors, wood burning fireplace, new
windows............REDUCED to $84,900
•HALLOWELL, Former church school,
new metal roof, CH/A, rural water,
kitchen, 2-BR, lots of carpet in excellent
shape..............................MAKE OFFER
•RIVERTON/BAXTER, Berm home.....
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the Montgomery County Chronicle offices
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DUMP TRUCK BIDS: The City of Howard is
taking sealed bids on their 1977 Chevrolet
dump truck with 83,000 miles. Runs, dump
works, motor needs work. Call 620-3742202 for more information. Accepting bids
until noon on April 18, 2016. CQ14-1tb ____________________________
ACCEPTING BIDS: Howard Housing
Authority in Howard, Kan., will be accepting
bids on repair and exterior painting on 6
duplexes. Call Barb at 620-374-2386 for
more information. We will be accepting bids
until April 30, 2016.
Saturday, April 16 at 11 a.m.
5671 US Hwy 75, Independence, Kan.
Located 1/2 mile South of Sycamore,
Kan., on Highway
75; 7 Acres with
highway frontage.
4-Bedroom, 1 1/2
story home, all
completely redone.
All new paint, floating floor, island
kitchen, bath upstairs and down, central heat and air up and down (downstairs air needs work), on natural gas,
rural water, 30x60 metal garage,
This home is ready to move into!
Owner moving to town!
Come to Buy!
10% Down, Balance 30 days
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Oswego, Kansas
The deadline for
placing a classified ad
is 5 p.m., Monday.
Apartments available at
Westside Homes, Oswego
Apply at Frogley’s
Gun Shop or call
Montgomery County Public Works has
available the application for Dust Control.
The cost of this treatment is at the rate of
$1.17 + 6.5% sales tax per linear foot.
(Example: 18’ x 300’ @ $1.17 = $351.00
+ $22.82 tax = $373.82 Total). Applications
must be returned by Friday, April 29, 2016.
For more information or to obtain an
application call the Montgomery County
Public Works Department at 620-3301170. MG-M14,16-2tb
SCRAP METAL: Paying top dollar for scrap
metal, junk cars (running or not), etc. Will
pick up items. Call 918-559-9162.
more for your broken unwanted gold &
silver jewelry at Uncle Ken’s Coin Shop. Also
buying silver coins and old currency. Phone
(620) 331-4570. tf
Correctional nursing provides a
rewarding career in a specialized
field that encompasses
ambulatory care, health
education, urgent care and
infirmary care. Corizon Health,
a provider of health services
for the Kansas Department of
Corrections, has an excellent
opportunity at the Oswego
Correctional Facility in
Oswego, KS.
Corizon offers excellent
compensation and benefits.
Mary Einerson, RN Admin
or view job & apply @
• Units Available •
As small as 5x10
As large as 20x40
$20 and up
GARDENER WANTED: Mature man with
knowledge of flowers, plants and trees, 7
a.m. to 1 p.m., 5 days a week, $12 per hour.
Jan Todd, Havana, call 620-673-4205.
is needing one part-time person for outside
seasonal job (spring-summer), minimum
wage. Call Brett Anderson at 620-870-9070
or apply at Caney Recreation Center, 403 E.
First Ave., Caney, Kansas. Deadline to apply
is Monday, April 11, 2016. MC-C13-2tb
GROUNDSKEEPER: Cherryvale Recreation
Commission needs a self-motivated
groundskeeper this summer at the ball
fields for maintenance and preparation
of fields for games, as well as trash, weed
trim, light maintenance and other duties as
assigned. Acquire an application at the USD
447 administrative office at 618 E. 4th St.,
Cherryvale. MG-C14-2tb
WORKERS: The City of Oswego is now
accepting applications for Lifeguards
and Concession Workers at the City Pool.
Applications are available at City Hall 703 5th St., on the city’s website www. or by calling 620-7954433. The city is an equal opportunity
employer. LA10-tf
LIFEGUARD: The City of Howard Swimming
Pool is currently seeking Lifeguards for
the upcoming 2016 season. The Lifeguard
is responsible for ensuring the safety
of swimmers and members in the pool
and surrounding pool area at all times.
Requirements include holding certifications
by the American Red Cross: CPR, AED,
First Aid, and Life Guarding. The Lifeguard
position is a seasonal position. Employment
is from Memorial Day weekend through
possibly Labor Day and must be flexible to
work varying shifts including weekends.
Applications must be returned to Howard
City Office before May 1. Call 620-374-2202
for more information. CQ11-4tb
accepting applications for the following
position: 5/6th grade elementary teacher
with emphasis in math and science. This
will be a full-time teaching position at our
Neosho Heights Elementary school building
for the 2016-2017 school year. Visit our
website for the official applications usd504.
org. If interested, submit the following:
3.Cover Letter
4.Copy of License (or date expected for new
5.Unofficial transcript (official if offered
Any correspondence should be sent to:
Douglas Beisel, Supt. USD #504, 719 4th St.
Oswego, KS 67356. Application forms and
job description are available at the central
office located at 719 4th St., Oswego, KS
Phone number: 620-795-2126. USD 504
is an equal opportunity employer. LA14-1tc
accepting applications for the following
position: 1st grade teacher. This will be a
full time position at our Neosho Heights
Elementary school building for the 20162017 school year. Visit our website for the
official application
If interested, submit the following:
1. Application
2. Resume
3. Cover Letter
4. Copy of License (or date expected for new
5. Unofficial transcript (official if offered
6. References
Medication Aid
Electric Superintendent
Girard, Kansas Any correspondence should be sent to:
Douglas Beisel, Supt. USD 504, 719 4th St.,
Oswego, KS 67356. Application forms and
job description are available at the central
office located at 719 4th St., Oswego, KS
Phone Number: 620-795-2126. USD 504 is
an equal opportunity employer. LA14-1tc
KCD Enterprises is looking for an Assistant
News Director/Reporter who wants to join
our KWON-KYFM-KRIG-KPGM team. Must
have excellent verbal and writing skills, and
computer literate in Microsoft office to search
out, write and deliver news and features
on air, digital and mobile technologies.
Sports experience a plus. Driver’s license
required. Pick up an application at 1200
SE Frank Phillips Blvd. or download an
application: and
click Employment Opportunities, email
to: or fax
resume: 918-336-6939. Equal Opportunity
Employers. MC-K14-1tb
CNAs: We need caring, compassionate,
and enthusiastic people to join our TEAM
at Oswego Health and Rehab! There
are positions available for full time and
part time night shift C.N.A’s! We offer
competitive wages and shift differentials
with the possibility of a sign on bonus! We
are also in need of RN’s on an “as needed”
basis and someone for transportation part
time! Come in and fill out an application at
1104 Ohio, in Oswego! We look forward to
you becoming part of our TEAM! LA12-tf
Do you enjoy working with people? Are you
self-motivated? If you answer yes to these
questions then Labette Center for Mental
Health Services, Inc. has the job for you. We
are seeking to add a part time Attendant Care/
Psychosocial Aide to work with adults at night
and on the weekends. All applicants must be
18 years of age or older, have a valid driver’s
license, and be able to pass a background
check. Applications can be picked up at 1730
Belmont, Parsons, or send resume to LCMHS,
Inc. Attn: Human Resources, PO Box 258,
Parsons, KS 67357-0258 or you can email your
resume to Information
about Labette Center for Mental Health
Services, Inc. can be obtained at www.lcmhs.
com. Labette Center for Mental Health is an
equal opportunity employer. LA13-3tc
Corizon Health, a provider of
health services for the Kansas
Department of Corrections, has
excellent PRN opportunities at
the Oswego Correctional Facility
in Oswego, KS.
Corizon offers competitive
compensation and the
opportunity to learn new skills
in the growing specialty field of
correctional healthcare.
Mary Einerson, RN Admin
or view job & apply @
OSWEGO • (620) 795-2414
Thursday, April 14,
at 6 p.m.
Bus Mechanic Technician - USD 506
LOCATION: 2004 Road 5, Grenola, KS
Paradise is the best way to describe this all brick, custom lakefront
home, privately secluded on a beautiful 60 acres m/l with abundant
wildlife. Scenic overlook views of the watershed lake and valleys
below from the deck and spectacular sun room with patio and outdoor
fireplace. Live out your dreams here with private fishing, hunting and
a 30x50 garage/shop to enjoy a multitude of hobbies. The 2860 sq ft
of living space in this open design home make it the ultimate gathering
place. Home features 2 Bedrooms, Bonus room for guest or office, 2
Bath, Mudroom, Sun Room and much more!
Visit website for directions/details/photos,
Or call Bill Eberhardt,
Auctioneer, 316-655-3690
USD 506 Labette Co. is seeking an experienced Bus Mechanic
Technician. Successful candidates will perform preventative
maintenance, diagnosis, service and repair of steering,
suspension, brakes, engines, transmissions, differentials,
electrical, wheelchair lifts, and air conditioning systems.
Successful applicants must be able to work safely, perform part
analysis on damaged parts, and assist in inventory control or
other duties as necessary. This job is year round, requires physical
exertion, & applicants must have, or be able to obtain, a CDL.
A complete job description is available on the district website.
Applications may be submitted online at or picked up at the District Office located at
401 S. High School Street, Altamont, Kansas 67330.
Four County Mental Health Center
has immediate job openings!
These are entry-level, High School Diploma or GED
needed, no experience required.
• Attendant Care –We have the following attendant care
openings: These positions all work one-on-one with patients
either in community or school setting.
- Children’s School-Based
- Children’s Temporary Summer
- Adult Overnight
- Adult Home Health
• Part-time Drivers – No CDL required, must be 21 years of age.
Now Has 2 Locations!
205 W. 9th, Coffeyville
(620) 251-2200
East of Dearing, KS
(620) 948-3400
(3 miles east of Dearing or west of Coffeyille Country Club on Woodland Ave.)
New & Used • Antiques • Furniture • La-Z-Boy Recliners
Visit our website to learn more about
these positions or to apply online:
Resumes/applications may also be
submitted in person or mailed to:
Human Resources, Four County MHC,
P.O. Box 688 Independence, KS
67301. Equal Opportunity Employer,
Drug Free Workplace and Bilingual applicants preferred.
The City of Girard is seeking
an experienced professional to
manage the Electric Department,
including the power plant and
distribution system. Candidate
must be results-oriented and
dedicated to providing high
quality service. Responsibilities
include inventory control,
purchasing materials and
wholesale electric power, and
inspection of the distribution
system. Position develops the
Electric Department budget and
CIP/ERP. Other duties as assigned.
• Bachelor’s degree in electrical
engineering or a closely related
• Six years electric distribution
• Three years supervisory
• Possess a valid CDL;
• Any equivalent combination of
education and experience that
provides the knowledge, skills
and abilities necessary to perform
the job.
$45,000 - $60,000 with excellent
benefits. Submit application,
resume, and cover letter by 4:30
P.M. On May 13th, 2016. Mail to:
120 N. Ozark, Girard, KS 66743;
by email: cityclerk@girardkansas.
gov; or online at
Open until filled. EOE.
Call or visit our website for working
ranches in a several state area. Let
our background in stocker/ cow-calf
production and hunting properties
be of assistance in the sale of your
ranch or your property search.
918-287-1996 - OFFICE
620-705-1448 - Ben Allen
We honor all Thompson
Bros. Present Leases
OSWEGO • (620) 795-2414
Four County Mental Health
Center has the following
full-time openings!
Visit our website to learn more about these
positions or to apply online:
Positions are benefit-eligible.
Four County is a KPERS employer.
Resumes/applications may also be submitted
in person or mailed to:
Human Resources, Four County MHC,
P.O. Box 688 Independence, KS 67301. Equal Opportunity Employer, Drug
Free Workplace and bilingual applicants preferred.
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hours a week. Experience preferred but not
required. Full time employees are eligible
for full benefits, step increases starting in
six months, health and dental insurance,
paid holidays, sick & vacation time. For any
further information please contact Brandy
Grassl or Michelle Altendorf at 620-7952565, to obtain a 9-1-1 Dispatch application
and job description visit www.labettecounty.
com. Only a 9-1-1 Dispatch application will
be accepted. Labette County is an EOE. LA13-2tc
wanted in Parsons. Send resume to groan@ LA14-7tc
COACHES: USD 504 is accepting
applications for the following vacant
• Oswego Junior High: Assistant Football
• Oswego High School: 2 Assistant
Football Coaches
Any interested person should submit an
application to:
Douglas Beisel, Superintendent
USD #504
During the Month of April
719 4th Street, Oswego KS 67356
50th Anniversary Specials
Application forms and job description will
be available at the central office located at
16X60 2 BR with Porch: ........ $35,900
719 4th Street, Oswego, KS. Telephone: 62028x44 3 BR, 2 Bath: ..............$47,900
795-2126. USD 504 is an equal opportunity
28x56 4 BR, 2 Bath: ............. $59,900
. LA14-1tc
32x80 4 BR, 2 Bath: ............. $84,900
Includes Delivery Within 100 Miles,
CENTER MANAGER: in Moline, 10 a.m.Set Up, Blocked & Tied Down.
1 p.m., Mon.-Fri. Wonderful opportunity
Financing Is Available!
working with older adults. Experience with
food service helpful. Some record keeping.
High school diploma or GED required.
Come See Why We Have
Apply at 110 N. Main (community building)
Been In the Same Location
with the Same Management in Moline or call 620-647-8178. EOE. CQ14-2b
for 50 Years!
Kansas Mobile Homes
position will be PT/FT depending on the
3627 Main
qualifications of the successful candidate.
Kansas RN license required. Home health
Parsons, Kansas
experience preferred, but not required.
This position has flexible hours, would
require RN to work one weekend every 6
Daily: 9 to 6; Saturday: 9 to 5;
weeks and one holiday per year. Excellent
Sunday: 12 to 5
is provided.
Mileage is paid 1 10/10/12 1:24
PM Page
at .54 per mile and travel time at hourly
wants to work with a great team of people
and actually save lives? You? Or You? The
Labette County Emergency Communications
Center is accepting applications for a
full time Public Safety 911 Dispatcher.
A Public Safety 911 Dispatcher answers
all emergency 911 calls, and dispatches
Police, Fire and EMS personnel/equipment
to emergency situations throughout the
county. It takes a special person that can
work well under high stress situations, and
works well in a team environment. Applicant
must pass a drug screening, and have a high
school diploma or a GED. Basic computer and
communications skills are a must. Position
starts at 12.86 an hour and averages 30+
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rate. Excellent salary, outstanding benefits,
and learning opportunity. GWCH Home
Health is a ten year Homecare Elite agency
with focus on quality patient care and
satisfaction. Greenwood County Hospital
Home Health has an opportunity for a
Home Health QA nurse. This RN will need
operational knowledge of the Medicare
certified Home Health Program and in
general quality assurance. Responsibilities
include, but not limited to: assisting with
the current QA program and its’ continued
growth and development, OASIS audits,
and ICD-10 coding as well as home visits as
needed. Excellent work ethic, good people
management skills, and the ability to work
in a fast paced environment are required.
GWCH is a tobacco free campus and drug
free workplace. GWCH also conducts post
employment offer drug screening. EOE.
Please send apply online at CQ13-2tb
DENTAL ASSISTANT wanted at Chautauqua
Hills Dental in Sedan, Kan. Experience
preferred but not required. Please send
resume to
120 W. Osage
Sedan, KS 67361
Chautauqua County
Health Department requires the service
of a qualified person to fill the full-time
include: High School Diploma or equivalent,
valid Kansas driver’s license, proof of current
vehicle insurance, adequate transportation
and ability to drive long distance for work
and training within the county. Basic
knowledge of housekeeping skills required
including but not limited to vacuuming,
sweeping, dishes, and laundry. Experience
working with the elderly is preferred.
Ability to read/write to complete client’s
plan of care is required. Please go to the
Chautauqua County Clerks or HR Dept. to fill
out an application. These offices are located
on the second floor of the courthouse at
215 N. Chautauqua, Sedan. Office hours
are Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. If you
have any questions please call the Health
Department, 620-725-5850. CQ14-1tb
OPERATOR CAREER. Get Trained - Get
Certified - Get Hired! Bulldozers, Backhoes
and Excavators. Immediate Lifetime Job
Placement. VA Benefits. National Average
$18.00-$22.00 1-866-362-6497. (KCAN)
Valley Cooperative in Carbondale, CO,
seeking qualified CEO/General Manager.
Successful retail / bulk and retail energy,
farm retail / agronomy cooperative with
sales of $20 million. Financial / personal
management experience required. Apply
Dave Lemmon, 320-219-0270 or David. (KCAN)
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. (KCAN)
Insured, professional tree trimming, removal,
and clean-up.
Home: 620-725-4038
Cell: 620-249-1891
“When Experience Counts, Count on Us!”
need a rock chip repaired, call Paul Stetz at
620-725-3265. If we can’t answer, please leave
a message.
CQ40-tfn FOR SALE IN OSWEGO: 2 bedroom, 2 bath
home for sale. Home includes fenced in
backyard and good flooring. Home listed at
$26,000. Renting to own is possible with a
10% down payment. For more information
call Gary Tomey at 620-705-4850. LA13-2tc
MOLINE: 309 N. Biddle - Wow! It comes
completely furnished! Appliances stay
including washer and dryer. Bonus room
used by an artist with high ceiling and sky
light windows. Second art studio is in the
backyard where the flower gardens are
located. $25,000.
LONGTON: 405 Wyandotte - Three
bedroom, two bath, open floor plan, kitchen
appliances stay, detached four car garage,
walk out patio with fenced in back yard.
New roof in 2015. Total electric home. NEW
PRICE $55,000
HOWARD: 1160 Hwy. 99 - Five acres with
large metal building, out of the city limits
with many uses, access to Elk River, out
buildings. $69,000.
HOWARD: 218 N. Wabash - Nice business
opportunity, 770 square feet retail, business
opportunity, could also be residential for
hunters or weekends. $8,000.
Call Judy Nungesser, Realtor
Faith Realty
Call 620-330-3688
WORK. If interested call Robert Brown at
620-717-3644. All calls will be returned. LA14-4tp
TAYLOR TREES, LLC: Tree and Pasture
Clearing, Insured, Chautauqua and
surrounding counties. Call 620-216-0755. CQ7-tfn
removal and stump grinding, have chipper,
grapple and bucket truck. Insured. Call for
free estimates, 620-879-2532 or 620-2498773. CQ-T1-tfn
repair and upgrades. We come to you.
620-725-5465, 620-330-0330. www.
mjking@ CQ1-tfn
SEPTIC TANKS - Sold and installed. Contact
Roland Meisch at 620-374-2556. CQ1-tfn
WICKHAM TRUCKING for your rock, sand, and
dirt needs. Call 620-725-3317 or 620-2492867. CQ1-tfn
The deadline for
placing a classified ad
is 5 p.m., Monday.
(This week’s puzzle solutions)
Pay Top $$$ To hunt your land. Call for a Free
Base Camp Leasing info packet & Quote.
1-866-309-1507 www.BaseCampLeasing.
com. (KCAN)
Classified ads in this newspaper will get
you results each week!
FOR RENT IN OSWEGO: Small 2 bedroom
mobile home, CH/Air, Kitchen appliances,
$275 month. Mobile home located at
Hillside Mobile Home park in Oswego. For
more information call, 620-795-2471.
Small country house north of Sedan - call
620-216-0695. CQ14-3tp
FOR RENT IN CANEY: Houses for rent in
Caney. Two and three bedrooms, carports
and storage sheds. No pets. Call 620-8792532. tf
1. Santa and Uncle Sam have this in
6. Be in a cast
9. Plural of cecum
13. *”____ beaver”
14. *”Pitching ____”
15. Sacrificial spot
16. Less than 90 degrees
17. Grass bristle
18. Had in mind
19. *”Retail ____”
21. *”____ it”
23. Bruin legend Bobby
24. Forbidden fruit, e.g.
25. *”____, humbug!”
28. Ready and eager
30. Foot part
35. Mosque V.I.P.
37. Indian restaurant staple
39. Bodies
40. Part of cathedral
41. Binary digits code
43. Interest ____
44. Writer behind a writer
46. Rodeo Drive tree
47. Cold War’s Warsaw Pact, e.g.
48. Protective embankment
50. *”You ____ what you sow”
52. King Kong, e.g.
53. Kick out
55. India’s smallest state
57. *Add this to injury?
60. *Disorderly person or thing
64. Ice cream amount
65. Roswell subject
67. Figure with vertex and rays
68. Coastal town in southern England
69. Animal’s nose
70. Leg of lamb
71. Actress Hathaway
72. *”A bird in the hand is worth ____ in
the bush”
73. Cardinal compass point at 90
degrees, pl.
1. *”Don’t ____ around the bush”
2. *”To ____ his own”
3. Chills and fever
4. Old but in
5. Like rainy afternoon?
6. *”An apple a day keeps the doctor
7. *”Don’t have a ____!”
8. Polynesian kingdom
9. Horsefly
10. Short for “and elsewhere”
11. C&H crop
12. Product of creativity
15. Quantity
20. Vital life, in Sanskrit
22. ____-Wan of “Star Wars”
24. Server on wheels
25. *”____-watch” a lot of TV
26. Wet nurses
27. *”Wreak ____”
29. Coarse file
31. Kind of apple, gritty and acidic
32. ____-____-la
33. Bar by estoppel
34. *”____ of cake”
36. Table in Mexico
38. African river
42. Idealized image
45. Group of performers
49. Afghan monetary unit
51. Thick soup
54. Dangerous movie trick
56. Plural of amnion
57. Desktop picture
58. Lunch time?
59. Worn from walking
60. Great Depression drifter
61. *Don’t put these into one basket
62. Vegas bandit
63. They make up a tennis match
64. R&R spot
66. “The ____. The Proud. The
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