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THURSDAY, MARCH 17, 2016 • 36 PAGES • 4 SECTIONS • 1 INSERT • 75 CENTS
IN THIS ISSUE
SPORTS
Caney Valley girls, Field
Kindley boys bounced
from first round of state
basketball tournaments.
See page B1
CANEY
Robin Rolls, longtime
physical education
teacher at Lincoln
Memorial Elementary
School, announces retirement.
See page A9
CHERRYVALE
City departments discuss 2015 milestones in
recent report to council.
See page B5
INDEPENDENCE
Newspaper, advertising
firm to move to former
Mercy Home Health
property in May
See page A3
OPINIONS
Kansas Legislature’s efficiency report will leave
small towns hurting.
See page A4
INDEPENDENCE
Country music legend
Roy Clark to be given
Lifetime Achievement
Award at Independence
ceremony.
See page A6
INDEX
Caney ...................A9-A10
Cherryvale ............B4-B5
Coffeyville..............B6-B8
Classified ads....... B9-B10
Datebook..................... A8
Independence........ A6-A8
Obituaries.................... A2
Public notices.............B10
Sports......................B1-B3
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COFFEYVILLE CONSIDERED FOR RELOCATION
Ducommun:
we’re staying
in Parsons
BY ANDY TAYLOR
[email protected]
PARSONS — Ducommun
Inc., a Parsons avionics components manufacturer, has chosen to keep its manufacturing
plant in Parsons rather than
relocate to Coffeyville, according to a company official.
The Parsons Sun reports
that Ducommun officials have
chosen to stay in Parsons. However, it’s not known if the Parsons plant will include an expansion stemming from several
key aviation contracts.
It was the anticipated need
for space resulting from those
contacts that prompted Ducommun officials to explore the possibility of relocating to the former Southwire property at the
Coffeyville Airport Industrial
Park. The City of Coffeyville and
Montgomery County — through
the Montgomery County Action
Council — developed an incentive package that would have
benefitted Ducommun’s move
to Coffeyville.
Details of that incentive
package were not made available to the public.
Few details about Ducommun’s expansion was made
available in various news reports except that the company
was looking to add about 100
additional jobs, mostly involving highly-trained people in the
area of aviation electronic components.
Parsons city manager Debbie Lane told the Parsons Sun
she was grateful Ducommun
chose to stay in Parsons.
“We’re just glad that they’re
staying and that the people’s
jobs are staying in Parsons,”
Lamb told the Sun. “They have
a very strong workforce out
there.”
At Monday’s Montgomery
County Commission meeting,
commissioners were asked
their thoughts about the Ducommun project, considering
that the county had input in
the incentive package that was
offered to Ducommun. While
commissioners said they did
not want to discuss the details
of the incentive pacakge, one
commissioner indicated some
frustration that a private company, Southwire, which owns
the manufacturing plant that
was eyed for the Ducummon
expansion in Coffeyville, had to
be involved. He said local and
county officials should, in the
future, consider devising plans
to purchase vacated industrial
sites, such as the Southwire
property, in order to remove a
third party from the negotiations.
The company’s decision to
stay in Parsons ended several
weeks of speculation about the
possible relocation of the manufacturer to Coffeyville.
• see Ducommun, page A3
Night at the Museum set
for next Monday in Caney
CANEY — The public is invited to attend the “Night at the Museum” on Monday, March 21, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. The event will be
held at the Caney Valley Historical Museum, 310 W. Fourth Ave., in
downtown Caney and will feature historical displays, showcasing
local historical events, prepared by the Advanced Placement U.S.
History class at Caney Valley High School, plus the Caney Valley
Historical Society.
The students’ projects will cover Caney history, and their historical topics will be: “Great Caney Fire,” by Eric Floyd; “Caney Industry,” by Michael Howard; “Ghost Stories and Legends,” Courtney Ingram; “Famous People of Caney,” Ryan Nelson; “Outlaws,”
Montana Stevens; and “Caney Fire Department,” by Nathan Wells.
The cost to attend the event is $5 for adults, $3 for kids, and
free to any CVHS student. Snacks will be provided to those attending.
Amanda Rains is the history teacher at Caney Valley High
School and is directing the “Night at the Museum” project.
Norman Jack “Dusty” Kleiss, who was born and raised in Coffeyville, was interviewed on CNN
last week on the observance of his 100th birthday. Kleiss, now living in San Antonio, Texas, is
the lone-remaining dive bomber pilot from the Battle of Midway in 1942, which was the U.S.
military’s first successful score in World War II. (Photo by CNN)
Battle stars and scars
Coffeyville native interviewed on CNN as
lone remaining pilot from Battle of Midway
BY ANDY TAYLOR
[email protected]
The military career of a Coffeyville native
continues to capture the attention of historians and the news media — even as (Ret)
Capt. Norman Jack “Dusty” Kleiss, who
celebrated his 100th birthday last week from
his home in San Antonio, Texas, becomes the
last of a breed of battle warrior.
CNN broadcasted an interview with Kleiss,
who was born and raised in Coffeyville, upon
his 100th birthday on March 7. Kleiss is
the lone remaining survivor of his 18-pilot
squadron that took part in the Battle of Midway, which was the first major victory for the
United States during World War II.
Midway was nothing more than a lonely
island northwest of Hawaii — used solely as
a landing strip for U.S. aircraft in the Pacific
Theatre. It held strategic importance to the
U.S. military, even as it was clearly within
the crosshairs of the Japanese Navy.
In June 1942, Kleiss was aboard the aircraft carrier USS Enterprise when the Navy
paged the Coffeyville native and other air
fighters for a search of potential Japanese
war ships bound for Midway Island. In the
days before radar or satellite imagery, air
combat fighters had to rely solely on their
vision to spot enemy aircraft and ships.
While flying at more than 20,000 feet, they
spotted the tell-tale signs of the Japanese
ships — their long lines of foamy sea water
churning in their wake. The Japanese Navy
was caught off guard by the approaching
U.S. Navy dive bombers, which included Nor-
man “Dusty” Kleiss. Kleiss and his squadron
targeted the Japanese aircraft carrier Kaga
initially. The first few dive bombers missed.
Kleiss was the second to hit — because he
knew exactly where to score with his massive
500-pound bombs.
“I was flying at 20,000 feet, and I looked
down to find the red big circle on the Kaga,”
Roth recalled in the CNN interview.
The first 500-pound bomb set numerous
airplanes on fire. His main bomb went four
decks below, hitting long lance torpedos.
Kleiss barely missed the ocean pulling out of
a dive as the Kaga erupted into an inferno. A
Japanese Zero immediately challenged him,
but tail gunner John Snowden shot it down.
Back at the USS Enterprise, Kleiss
grabbed a sandwich, a cup of coffee and took
a brief nap before he squeezed back into the
tight cockpit of his Douglas dive bomber and
returned to the air.
He spotted another Japanese aircraft
carrier, the Hiryu, which was sailing using
evasive maneuvers. However, he didn’t care
how the ship was being steered in the Pacific
Ocean. He simply wanted to zero in on the
big red dot — the iconic symbol of the Japanese empire — on the side of the ship and
focus his airplane’s nose squarely on it.
He zoomed in, dropped his bombs, and
scored a direct hit — converting the aircraft
carrier into a floating inferno.
“It was a bonfire that could be seen 10
miles away,” said Kleiss.
Kleiss’ action landed him the Navy
• see Kleiss, page A5
Public works dept. seeks guidance on future dollars
Commissioners don’t plan to refund department’s budget to previous spending level, leaving
fewer dollars to purchase new equipment
BY ANDY TAYLOR
[email protected]
INDEPENDENCE — Whether
Montgomery County commissioners will provide funds for
future equipment purchases,
such as dump trucks and road
graders, within the Montgomery County Public Works
Department highlighted discussions at Monday’s weekly
commission meeting.
Robert Bever, public works
department director, and Jim
Wright, assistant director, approached commissioners with a
concern regarding heavy equipment purchases. In the past
eight years years, any remaining money in the public works
department’s road and bridge
budget was placed in a “special
equipment fund” at the end of
each budget cycle. The public
works department is then able
to purchase equipment from
the “special equipment fund”
by being frugal and conservative with other expenses during
the year.
However,
commissioners
have reduced annual budget allotment for the public
works department’s road and
bridge budget, which leaves
less money to place in the special equipment fund at the end
of the budget year. Currently,
there is enough money in the
special equipment fund to pur-
chase several needed pieces
of equipment, such as several
dump trucks. However, those
purchases will deplete the fund
entirely — leaving the public
works department without any
money for major equipment
purchases in the future.
So, Wright and Bever both
asked commissioners if the
commission intended to rebuild
the public works department’s
budget to previous spending
levels. Otherwise, the public works department will be
forced to either cut services
(in the form of road and bridge
ALSO IN THIS ISSUE
Independence Community College trustees vote to non-renew English instructor despite
lobbying from students, faculty.
See page A6
maintenance) so that money
can be used to buy equipment.
Or, the department will simply
have to extend the life of its
equipment, thereby resulting
in more money for equipment
maintenance, Wright and Bever contended.
The answer from the commission was simple and pointed: don’t look for any new money when economic times are
down.
“I only speak for one-third
of the commission, but I can
tell you that I will not vote for
any increase in the county mill
levy,” said commissioner Ryan
York of Cherryvale. Similar
sentiments were expressed by
commissioner Larry McManus
of Independence and commission chairman Fred Brown of
Coffeyville.
“I think our approach for
several years is to keep a lid on
the levy,” said Brown.
York also said his job as a
commissioner was not to micromanage departments to the
point that funds are overseen
by the commission. The commission approves a budget plan
each year that provides guidance to the county department
on how much money they have
authority to spend in a given
budget year. It’s up to the department chiefs to make sure
they stay within the budget . .
. and find ways to be efficient,
York emphasized.
However, Bever said while
he understood the commission’s desire to control taxes,
there is a flip side: that failing
to address the maintenance of
the public works department
will reach a critical mass.
The public works department can delay or defer mainte• see Public Works, page A3
Page A2
Thursday, March 17, 2016
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Flossie Irene Dye
SEDAN — Flossie Irene Dye, age 95, of Sedan and formerly of rural Havana, passed away
Wednesday, March 9, 2016 at the Pleasant Valley Manor in Sedan.
Flossie was born Oct. 26, 1920 in Sedan to
Herbert Davis and Ival (Terrell) Davis. She
grew up northeast of Sedan on a farm and later
attended Caney Valley School in rural Chautauqua County. After eighth
grade
Flossie
taught
school for one year.
Flossie married R.C.
Dye on Jan. 11, 1939 in
Independence. They made
their home on the farm
in rural Havana where
Flossie was a homemaker
and raised six children. Flossie was preceded in
death by her husband on Dec. 19, 1991. Flossie
lived on the farm for 70 years before moving to
Sedan.
When Flossie was a kid she attended the St.
Charles Church. She enjoyed fishing, cooking,
painting turtles and especially gatherings with
family and friends and having fun.
Flossie is survived by four daughters, Beverly Stark and husband Bruce of Carthage,
Mo., Amelie Finney and husband Gerald of Independence, Rita Cline and husband Ronnie of
Independence, Linda Moore and husband Walt
of rural Havana; one son, Randy Dye and wife
Peggy of Coffeyville; one sister, Joyce Jearldine Schmidt of Coffeyville; 22 grandchildren,
47 great-grandchildren, and 37 great-greatgrandchildren; and many other family members and friends.
Flossie was preceded in death by her son,
Charles Dye; her husband, two grandchildren,
and her parents.
Funeral services were Saturday, March 12,
at the Allen Family Funeral Services, 3848 W.
Main, Independence with Keith Springer, chaplain with Harry Hynes Memorial Hospice, officiating. Burial followed at the Fairview Cemetery in Niotaze.
The family has suggested memorials to the
Harry Hynes Memorial Hospice or Pleasant
Valley Manor Memory Care Unit donations may
be left in care of the Dickens Family Funeral
Home, 209 N. Douglas, Sedan, Kansas 67361
or Allen Family Funeral Services 3848 W. Main,
Independence, Kansas.
To view the obituary online or leave a message for the family, go to www.dickensfuneral.
com.
Dickens Family Funeral Home of Sedan and
Allen Family Funeral Services of Independence
are in charge of arrangements.
John J. “Stoney” Howard
CANEY — World War II Air Force Veteran
John J. “Stoney” Howard of Caney ascended
to the loving arms of his wife, daughters, and
parents on Monday, March 14, 2016, from his
Caney home.
Stoney was the first of three children to bless
the union of John Everett Howard and Maria
Mary Freisberg on June 25, 1921, in Chanute,
Kan. His family moved to Great Bend, Kan.,
where he graduated from Great Bend High
School in 1939. While attending St. Francis
Military Academy he volunteered for the Army
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Barbara Laura Potter
Lucille Ellis
CHERRYVALE — Lucille Ellis, age 98, of Cherryvale died
Monday, March 7, 2016 at
Cherryvale Nursing and Rehab
Center.
Funeral services for Lucille
were held Monday, March 14,
at Potts Chapel of Cherryvale.
Burial followed in Hazel Green
Cemetery in Boulder City, Mo.
Memorial contributions may
be made to the Cherryvale
Church of Christ and may be
left with the chapel.
Robert “Bob” Losher
Oak Lawn Memorial Gardens
in Olathe, Kan., under the direction of the Potts Chapel.
The family has suggested
memorials to AWOL of Independence or the Shriners Children Hospital.
BARTLESVILLE — Robert
‘’Bob’’ E. Losher, age 85, of
Bartlesville, Okla., and formerly of Independence died
Sunday, March 13, 2016 at the
Jane Phillips Medical Center,
Bartlesville.
A memorial service was
held Wednesday, March 16,
at the Potts Chapel Independence. Burial followed in the
INDEPENDENCE — Barbara Laura Potter, age 73,
of Independence died Friday
March 11, 2016 at Via Christi
Hospital in Wichita. A funeral service will be
held at 1 p.m., Thursday,
March 17 at the First Presbyterian Church of Independence under the direction of
Potts Chapel of Independence.
Roy Martin
INDEPENDENCE — Roy D.
Martin, age 91, of Independence died with his family
by his side Friday, March 11,
2016 at his home. A funeral service will be
held at 10 a.m., Thursday,
March 17, at the First United
Methodist Church, Independence, with burial to follow at
Mount Hope Cemetery in Independence under the direction
of Potts Chapel.
The family has suggested
memorials to the First United
Methodist Church or Harry
Hynes Memorial Hospice of
Coffeyville, and contributions
may be left at the Potts Chapel.
Joyce (Shepard) Akins
CHERRYVALE — Cherryvale
native Joyce N. (Shepard)
Akins, age 64, of El Dorado,
Kan., died Monday, March 7,
2016 at the Susan B. Allen Memorial Hospital in El Dorado,
Kan.
A funeral service was held
Saturday, March 12 at the
Potts Chapel Cherryvale with
burial at Fairview Cemetery in
Cherryvale under the direction
of the Potts Chapel.
The family has suggested
memorials to the SBA Cancer
Center in El Dorado, Kan., and
contributions may be left at
the Potts Chapel in Cherryvale.
Mary Glenna Watkins
CHERRYVALE — Mary Glenna Watkins, age 101, of Cherryvale died Friday, March 11,
2016 at the Cherryvale Nursing and Rehabilitation Center
in Cherryvale.
According to her wishes
cremation will take place and
no services are planned.
Air Force and upon completion was deployed
to the Pacific arena where he managed aircraft
maintenance operations. After World War II, he settled in Denver, Colo., bought an auto repair and service garage, and met the love of his life, Marie Weaver.
On Jan. 29, 1946 they married and shortly
thereafter Stoney re-enlisted into the Air Force
and was stationed in El Paso, Texas, where
their first child, Paula Marie
was born. James Joeseph
was born while Stoney was
stationed in Great Britain. Stoney came back to Roswell, N.M., where daughters Mary Ann and Julia
Kathleen joined the family.
He was then transferred to
Aurora, Colo., where John
Everett was born.
Master Sergeant John
J. “Stoney” Howard retired from the U.S. Air
Force in 1961. He worked for Martin Marietta
in Denver, becoming involved with the Apollo
space program. He then worked for McDonald
Douglas Aircraft in St. Louis, Mo., and at General Dynamics (Volt Technical) in Fort Worth,
Texas. He ended his working career as an
agent for the State of Colorado Services for the
Blind where he was employed for 15 years before having to retire from complications due to
rheumatoid arthritis. In 1982, they decided to join Stoney’s family, the Freisbergs, in Caney where they stayed
busy golfing and flying his private plane, until
Marie passed in 2000.
Stoney was an active participant as a choir
member and groundskeeper at Sacred Heart
Catholic Church in Caney where his services
will be held. Stoney will be best remembered
for his straight-shot golf and golf-expertise,
earning the name “fairway Stoney.” He loved to
thrill family and friends with flights in his personal plane.
Stoney is survived by his children, James and
wife Cari, Prescott Valley, Ariz., Julia Stockover,
Caney; and John and wife Willie of Denver,
Colo. He also is survived by 11 grandchildren,
many great-grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren, and great-great-great grandchildren;
his sister, Sister Paula Howard of Mount Saint
Scholastica in Atchison, Kan.; and numerous
cousins, nieces, and nephews.
Visitation services are scheduled for 5 p.m.
to 7 p.m., Friday, March 18, at Potts Chapel Funeral Home, Caney. Celebration of Life Services are scheduled for
11:30 a.m., Saturday, March 19, at the Sacred
Heart Catholic Church, Caney. Military honors
will be presented immediately thereafter. Honoring Stoney’s wishes, cremation will
take place under the care of Potts Chapel Funeral Home, Caney. Online condolences can be
shared at www.pottsfuneralhome.com. Bevaughn Pruett
CHERRYVALE — Former Cherryvale resident Bevaughn Pruett, age 91, passed away
Tuesday, March 8, 2016 with family by his side.
Pruett was born in Missouri on March 27,
1924 to Gusta and Gertie (Hawkins). He had four
brothers, Don, Dannah, Arnold, and Wayne. As
well as one sister June Donham (Pruett).
At 17 years old he was drafted by the U.S.
Military by mistake, but chose to stay and serve
his country through World War II.
He married his sweetheart and love of his life
Norma Phyllis (Driskel) on Dec. 17, 1948. They
had one daughter Evelyn Norma LaVaughn
(Nuner). Mr. and Mrs. Pruett spent most of their
marriage living in Cherryvale until moving to
Washington state in November 2014 to be clos-
er to family.
Bevaughn was a wonderful, kind, gentle
man. He loved the Lord, and his faith was immeasurable. He loved his family very much.
Family was everything to him. He was very
proud. He enjoyed farming and working cows.
He was a very hard working man who never
complained. His hobbies included gardening,
flowers, building and creating. He also enjoyed sitting on the deck in the summer time
and watching the birds. It wasn’t uncommon
for him to ride the four wheeler or tractor out
on the property and bring back a tree or two
even just months before his passing. There was
always a smile on his face and you couldn’t
help but smile along with him. He touched the
hearts of anyone who had the pleasure of meeting him. He was a humble and selfless man who
always was a gentleman and put everyone else
before himself. He had a great sense of humor
and always kept everyone in good spirits. He
was a very special man and he will be greatly
missed.
He is survived by his wife of 68 years, Norma Phyllis (Driskel); a daughter, Evelyn Norma
LaVaughn Nuner (Del); a sister, June Donham
(Bruce); a nephew, Dan Richard and Evelyn
Driskel; three grandsons, Cory Nuner, Troy
Nuner (Kimberly) and Casey Nuner (Jessica);
seven great-grandchildren, Jaley Simmons,
ShaeLyn, Taylor, Madisyn, Toryn and KynsLee
Nuner and Jaxen Nuner; and numerous nieces
and nephews.
Jolene Doss
CANEY — Jolene Doss, age 77, of Caney entered this world June 17, 1938, and returned to
the arms of her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ,
from her home Tuesday,
March 15, 2016.
Mary Jolene Doss was
born in Tyro, the first of
two children born to Everett Newton Doss and Vylet
Irene [Smoley] Doss. She
was raised in Wann, Okla.,
attended schools there, and
graduated from high school
in 1956.
In August 1958 she married Billy Wills in Wann. To
this union were born three daughters, Sheri
Lynne, Sharla Kaye, and Shawnda Jolene. Billy
passed away in 1970. Jolene was employed for 35-plus years as
an employee travel agent with Phillips Petroleum, beginning in Kansas City, and ultimately
Bartlesville, Okla. She retired in 2000, then
changed her priorities to watching her five
grandchildren grow up following their school
events, especially sports. She enjoyed genealogy research and travel. Family proclaimed her
a devoted shopper. Survivors blessed by her memories are her
two daughters and their families, Sherri (Tim)
Huff of Bartlesville and Shawnda (Jim) Ivy of
Neodesha; five grandchildren, Samantha, Jase,
Jared, Bret, and Blake, three great-grandchildren, Lilly, Makayla, and Zachary; nieces,
nephews, and cousins. She was preceded in
death by her parents; a sister, Judy Slaughter;
and a daughter, Sharla WhiteEagle.
Visitation service will be held Thursday,
March 17, at Potts Chapel Funeral Home,
Caney, with family present from 6 p.m. to 8
p.m. to receive friends. Celebration of Life Services are scheduled for 2 p.m., Friday, March
18, at Tyro Christian Church, with Brad Sanders officiating. Interment will follow at the
Wann Cemetery.
Online condolences can be shared at www.
pottsfuneralhome.com.
CANEY, INDEPENDENCE, Ducommun to stay in Parsons
COFFEYVILLE, CHERRYALE
• continued from front page
Kendal Francis, Coffeyville
city manager, said he was glad
he and other city staff were
able to offer a solution for Ducommun in its quest to expand
its operation.
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“The City and its economic
development partners collaborated to create a very lucrative
proposal. In the end, we were
not successful. Obviously, we
are disappointed in the decision, but are thankful that Ducommun will remain in southeast Kansas. It was a privilege
to work with Ducommun manager John Kelley and his staff.
They are outstanding people
and we wish them continued
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COFFEYVILLE — The Coffeyville Police Department arrested a local man on Saturday on various drug charges
following a routine traffic stop.
Arrested was Michael Ray
Ward, age 46, of Coffeyville.
During a traffic stop, illegal narcotics were allegedly
observed in Ward’s vehicle.
Based on the discovery of the
illegal narcotics and additional intelligence, the Coffeyville
Police Department’s Special
Operations Team executed a
narcotics search warrant at
1111 W. 2nd Street. Ward was
then arrested as a result of the
search.
Ward was arrested on
charges of possession of methamphetamine with intent to
distribute, possession of a narcotics drug, no Kansas drug
tax stamp, possession of drug
p a r a phernalia and
various
traffic
misdemeanors
and traffic
infractions.
This
Michael R. Ward
investigation
is ongoing and anyone with
information on this case, or
who may have witnessed this
crime, is encouraged to contact Detective Lucas Vargas
at (620) 252-6010 or the Coffeyville Police Department at
(620) 252-6160. Individuals
wishing to remain anonymous
may provide information to
the Crime Tip Hotline at (620)
252-6133.
Public works dept. presses for
details about future dollars
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nance on roads, but it “comes
to a point where you will get
phone calls from constituents
asking for repairs to those
roads,” Bever said. At that
point, controlling taxes won’t
be the chief concern: getting
the roads repaired will be the
chief concern.”
York offered a final argument, saying that the county
government should follow the
trend of society.
“We are declining in population, and, therefore, county
government should mimic
what we see in society,” he
said.
Later in the discussion,
Wright returned to the issue
of equipment purchases. He
said he could split the remaining funds in half and pursue a
lease-purchase arrangement
through equipment vendors.
Commissioners said they
wanted to see the finance options at a later meeting.
In other business, commissioners agreed with a request
from Sheriff Robert Dierks to
purchase two Snapper riding lawnmower to be used by
inmates within the Montgomery County Jail for the mowing of several rural cemeteries near Elk City Lake. Money
to purchase the lawnmowers
will come from federal funds
that are given to Montgomery County annually because
the cemeteries are located on
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
property in the Elk City Lake
basin.
Commissioners
debated
the merits of purchasing the
two Snapper lawnmowers or
buying a larger, commercial-
grade lawnmower that could
last several years. Because the
money provided to the county
from the U.S. Army Corps of
Engineers is $4,800, commissioners chose to pursue the
less-costly option and buy the
Snapper mowers.
Mercy Home Health offices in May
INDEPENDENCE — Two Independence businesses have announced plans to relocate to a vacant commercial property at a
prime, high traffic location.
Andy and Amy Taylor of Independence have purchased the
former Mercy Home Health property at 422 W. Main. The purchase was made official this week.
Andy is the editor of the Montgomery County Chronicle, a
weekly newspaper that is owned by his parents, Rudy and Kathy
Taylor. The Chronicle currently rents an office at 108 W. Main.
Amy co-owns and manages Grass Roots Design Group, a special advertising and graphic design firm located at 110 W. Main.
Following several weeks of remodeling at the 422 W. Main
property, the Taylors intend to relocate both businesses there.
“The reason for moving to 422 W. Main is simple: our businesses are growing and we need more room to grow,” said Andy
Taylor. “We’ve appreciated our small office spaces in downtown
Independence, but we need room for additional office space,
parking and visibility.”
Grass Roots Design Group includes Amy as co-owner and
manager and Shelby Demo as graphic designer.
The Montgomery County Chronicle will retain its office in
Caney, where owners Rudy and Kathy Taylor currently reside.
The Chronicle’s Cherryvale location at 115 N. Labette will close
at the end of April, editor Andy Taylor said.
Andy and Amy Taylor said customers will see the familiar
Grass Roots Design Group and Montgomery County Chronicle logos adorn the property at 422 W. Main. And, customers will not
see any changes to services, except for the relocation of offices.
The remodeling of the property will involve several phases,
beginning initially with upgrades to the interior of the main
floor, where offices for the Montgomery County Chronicle and
Grass Roots Design Group will be located. A second phase, to
be held at a later date, will include upgrades to the building’s
exterior, including the front that faces West Main Street.
The Taylors created a company, Front Porch Media LLC, to
serve as the owner of the 422 W. Main property.
“The porch on the front of the building was the influence for
the new company’s name,” the Taylors said.
Parsons man going to prison for Coffeyville shooting
Kenneth J. Jones
pleaded no contest to
attempted seconddegree murder and
aggravated assault
of a law enforcement
officer
A Parsons man convicted of
shooting at a Coffeyville police
officer in 2015 will spend almost six years behind bars.
On March 3, Kenneth J.
Jones, age 25, of Parsons was
ordered to spend 71 months
in a state prison for attempting to shoot a Coffeyville police
officer in downtown Coffeyville
on Nov. 5, 2015. In January,
Jones pleaded no contest to an
amended charge of attempted
second-degree murder and
aggravated assault of a law officer.
Judge Jeffrey Gossard sentenced Jones to 71 months in
prison on the attempted murder charge and 18 months in
prison on the assault charge.
Jones’ attorney, Heath Lampson, and Montgomery County
Attorney Larry Markle recommended that the sentences be
served at the same time rather
t h a n
back to
back,
which
Gossard
agreed
to.
Jones
w i l l
Kenneth J. Jones
have to
serve
the remainder of another jail
or prison term on an older case
from Labette County. Jones’
71-month term will start after
that sentence is complete.
Following the completion of
his prison term, Jones will be
on 36 months of supervised release. Gossard also ordered Jones
to repay the City of Coffeyville
for his medical bills. He was in
the hospital for some time after being shot by a Coffeyville
police officer in the November
incident. in November. The
hospital bill amount was not
available Thursday.
Jones was discovered in an
area of the 300 block of West
11th Street in the early morning hours of Nov. 5, 2015 after
Coffeyville police received a
911 call about a customer at
McDonald’s pointing a gun at
customers and the store man-
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ager. The McDonald’s staff
told officers that no such incident had taken place, according to a written summary of
the shooting investigation by
Montgomery County Attorney
Larry Markle. Employees did
report a man in the business
with dreadlocks wearing a tiedyed shirt and acting suspicious.
Shortly after this, police offficer Cody Rexwinkle found a
man matching the description from McDonald’s. He was
with a woman, later identified
as Staci Terrell of Altamont.
When Rexwinkle tried to make
contact, the man, Jones, ran
and left Terrell behind. Two
other
officers
responded,
Thomas Darbro and Sgt. Darin
Daily.
Markle writes that the recording from Darbro’s dashboard camera shows that Darbro found Jones behind Chick’s
Bar and Grill and chased Jones
down the alley.
Darbro ordered Jones to
stop and put his hands up and
deployed his Taser, but Jones
ran away and reached into his
waistband. Shortly after this
a gunshot was heard, Markle
writes.
Jones, while running, had
turned and fired one round
from a handgun at Darbro.
Four gunshots are heard
from
Darbro’s
dashboard
camera. Darbro used a 9mm
as his service weapon.
Darbro pursued down the
alley and crossed through a
bank parking lot and radioed
for an ambulance. He reported shots fired and a suspect
down.
Jones, who used a Taurus
Millennium sub-compact 9
mm, had been shot once with
an AR-15 assault rifle and was
arrested.
Markle exonerated the two
officers involved in the shooting after reviewing the Kansas
Bureau of Investigation report
on the shooting, interviews,
videotape from the dashboard
cameras and other evidence.
Oklahoma man
faces murder,
arson charges
A Pawhuska man accused
of killing
a
rural
Independ e n c e
man and
burning
the man’s
house in
December 2015
will have
Thad C. Green
a
preliminary
hearing in Montgomery County District Court on April 4.
Thad Christopher Green,
age 32, of Pawhuska was arrested hours after the body
of Cameron Wawrzynaik, age
35, was found in his rural Independence home. The home
was on fire when firefighters
were summoned on Dec. 23.
Upon investigation, they found
the remains of Wawrzynaik.
Green was arrested after
his ex-wife, Ramanda Ferguson, went to law enforcement
in Oklahoma to complain of
Green’s abuse and threats.
Ferguson was in a relationship with Wawrzynaik at the
time of Wawrzynaik’s death.
Green is charged with firstdegree murder and arson.
At the preliminary hearing,
a judge will weigh the evi-
dence to determine whether
Green should be bound for a
jury trial.
The hearing will take place
at 9:30 a.m., Monday, April 4.
Hearings set for
4 men charged
with local murder
Four men who are accused
of involvement in the shooting death of an Independence
woman in August 2015 will return to the Montgomery County District Court in the coming
weeks for either arraignment
or preliminary hearings.
According to court records,
Tremaine Green will have
a preliminary hearing at 9
a.m., today (Thursday) to hear
whether evidence is sufficient
to have him bound for trial in
the shooting of Angela Leis in
August 2015. Green is charged
with first degree murder, conspiracy to commit aggravated
assault, aggravated assault,
and interference with a law
enforcement officer.
Also charged in the crime
was Sylvester Jones, who will
have a preliminary hearing at
1 p.m., Thursday, March 24.
Jones is charged with firstdegree murder, aggravated
kidnapping, aggravated assault, and criminal possession
of a firearm by a felon. Facing
those same charges is Cameron Johnson, who will have
an arraignment hearing at 9
a.m., Tuesday, April 19.
Another man charged in the
case is Brandon Peyton, who
has been charged with murder in the first degree, aggravated assault and aggravated
kidnapping. Peyton’s arraignment hearing is scheduled for
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Opinions
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religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging
the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people
peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a
redress of grievance.
— FIRST AMENDMENT TO THE U.S. CONSTITUTION
Is there a rule that says we
mow the grass 32 times?
I tuned up my lawn mower last weekend
They probably see my wife and me pulling
and made a few swipes across the yard to trim
springtime weeds and mowing chickweed as
the green weeds that are making an early apreally strange.
pearance.
They would laugh if I told them I actually
I did some figuring, and most years I mow
mowed the grass one last time in early December last year. And here I am, huffing and
that yard 32 times. Admittedly, part of it is an
puffing behind a push mower in March.
obsession on my part, slicing unnecessarily
through chickweed, hen bit,
I remember one time in the
wild onions, ground ivy and
early 1950s when a bunch of
more.
relatives enjoyed a Sunday
afternoon at our house in the
These wild varieties even
early springtime.
get fertilized — a crazy routine
that homeowners practice,
At one point, my dad looked
RUDY TAYLOR
somehow thinking it will result
at our shaggy yard and sugOff the Cuff
in a tall stand of green grass
gested that all the men go out
during the summer months.
and help him control a yard
burn. They were handed gun News flash: the grass will
nysacks which they plunged into a tub of wabe there anyway, regardless of whether we
ter. They moved across the yard and watched
spread 10-20-10 or mow the weeds in midthe yard grass turn black.
March.
I was 12 years old before my dad bought
And, just like ranchers who see their pastures renew after a controlled burn, we saw
a power mower. Before that, our yard was
our yard turn green in the coming weeks,
mowed by my older brother and father using a
without all the clover and wild onions.
reel-type, push mower.
I remember the yard sometimes looking
Today, I’d get a ticket if I tried such a thing,
pretty shaggy, and I guarantee you, they didn’t
and the fire chief would give me a good scoldmow it 32 times in a calendar year.
ing.
During the two years that I spent working
So, the two seniors at our house will end up
for a big oil company, just after college, I was
with aching backs and hurting bones as we
amazed at hearing fellow office workers sit for
attack warm weather like a pair of rabbits in a
hours and talk about their yard grass. They
lettuce patch.
talked about hybrid grass, bermuda, tiff green, In typical fashioned, Kathy cleaned out the
ryegrass, bluegrass and fescue.
backyard shed and got started on weed-pulling
in our flower beds.
At that time, I was borrowing a lawnmower
every two or three weeks to mow the grass
Ouch. Ugh.
around our first home.
Of course, nobody is counting out the possibility of a late snow storm, so we’re taking it
Today, the tables have turned. Younger
easy with planting anything colorful or edible.
neighbors have other priorities— they have
little league ball games to a attend, fishing
It’s what we do —and we feel blessed to
trips with young kids at area lakes, and many
anticipate anything we might do 32 times in
of them taking second jobs to make ends meet. the coming season.
Of feeling the luck of the Irish on St. Pats Day
. . . doing some therapeutic weed pulling (it cleans up
the flower bed and relieves
some angst!) . . . a family taking a bike ride in the evening
. . . the smell of springtime in
the air . . . clean sheets on the
beds . . . meeting a deadline
with a few minutes to spare . .
. the wonderful feeling when a
baby falls asleep on your chest
. . . everyone feeling a little bit
KATHY TAYLOR
Life’s Little Lifesavers
Irish on St. Patrick’s Day . . . a
town’s street lights dotting the
night like white jewels . . . after working all day in an office,
walking outside and breathing fresh air . . . carrying a
small flashlight in your purse
for emergencies . . . keeping
up with the March Madness
brackets . . . extra effort making something average to superb . . . recalling your childhood warmth, safety and love
. . . “Sin is not just breaking
God’s laws; it is breaking His
heart.” (copied)
PUBLIC FORUM
Resident disapproves of King’s link to Brownback
Editor:
I have followed with interest State Sen. Jeff King’s recent conversion experience
in which he now sees that
the irresponsible income tax
cuts that he helped Gov. Sam
Brownback pass in 2012 are
hurting the state.
The Kansas Senate narrowly passed the tax cuts at the
urging of Gov. Brownback and
Senator King. They were told
that the problems in the bill
would be fixed in conference
committee. When they began
to realize they had been misled, they were preparing for
a vote to defeat the bill. Senator Jeff King filibustered on
the Senate floor to delay the
vote while his friend, House
Speaker Mike O’Neal, hurriedly carried off a vote in the
House to concur with the Senate. This sent the bill to Gov.
Brownback, who then signed
it into law. Senator King, Governor Brownback and Speaker
O’Neal were major players in
getting this passed.
Ever since this event in
2012, we have been suffering
the consequences of this irresponsible legislation. The state
is broke every year and cannibalizes itself trying to steal
money wherever it can and
raising the sales tax on those
least able to pay, so it can
close the budget gap.
Now that we are in an elec-
MONTGOMERY
COUNTY
tion year, suddenly Senator
Jeff King sees the light. He realizes that exempting 330,000
people from paying any income tax is a recipe for disaster. I wonder if he would have
come to the same conclusion if
this were not an election year.
The state has suffered from
this disastrous legislation for
the past four years. It will take
us decades to recover. It didn’t
seem to concern Senator King
all that time. Can we really believe that he will continue this
concern if he is re-elected to
the Senate? I don’t think that
is a very good bet.
Carole Farthing
Independence, Kan.
Chronicle
Volume 131, No. 11 • March 17, 2016
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OUR THOUGHTS
Greater efficiency? Hah!
Watch consultant’s report become the bible for state’s budget axe
It’s only a consultant’s report*, but members of the Kansas Legislature will be tempted to look closely at anticipated savings on
one particular section of the 270-page report released to lawmakers last month.
This proposal would eliminate the Kansas
Department of Transportation’s 25 area offices, each headed by an area construction
engineer and an area maintenance engineer.
The consulting firm, Alvarez and Marsal,
estimates this would save $28.8 million over
five years.
In southeast Kansas, this would close the
Independence KDOT facility and move all
operations under the district office in Chanute.
Also tagged for closing would be KDOT
area offices in Pittsburg, Garnett and Iola.
Smaller KDOT facilities, equipment
barns, etc. might remain open but operate
with district supervision and engineering.
However, the report advises “facility consolidation” wherever possible. There are a total of 112 such facilities situated in smaller
communities such as Altamont, Sedan and
Yates Center.
Underutilized non-passenger equipment
in these locations would be sold.
Facility sharing would be urged with local cities and counties taking up part of the
expense.
By eliminating the area offices, KDOT
would reduce its statewide headcount by 87
people, including 37 highway crew members, in addition to 25 area maintenance
engineers and 25 area engineers.
Snow removal would be severely slashed,
ordered mostly during daylight hours. So,
high school teams that travel long distances
must hope they won’t hit snow-packed highways after dark.
Get the idea?
Small towns will get the shaft … again.
It’s another down-sizing of state government that legislative and administrative
leaders in Topeka are seeking.
Again, this is only a consultant’s report,
but it will be used as a bible for making cuts,
not only in transportation, but also in every
other aspect of state government.
Small towns will take another bite. Count
on it.
And, state politicians will wonder again
why the people are shaking their heads in
befuddled disbelief.
Talk to your senators and representatives. Make sure they know, that you know.
— Rudy Taylor
* Source: Statewide Efficiency Review,
Alvarez and Marsal, January 2016.
Budgetary planning
County commissioners should not shrug off equipment concerns
Discussions by the Montgomery County
Commission and the Montgomery County
Public Works Department on Monday regarding future equipment purchases for
road and bridge crews revealed a glaring
deficiency in how county commissioners
view their budgetary duties (see story on
page A1).
We understand the commission’s desire
to keep a lid on property tax rates. However,
we also see the need for the county to effectively and adequately maintain its infrastructure.
What we heard the commission say — in
response to the public works department’s
directors inquiry into future purchases
of heavy equipment — was that they will
not rebuild department budgets that have
seen budget reductions. Only in good years
— when the county’s tax valuation sees an
increase and additional tax revenue is anticipated — would they consider it.
Translation: in bad years, don’t expect
any more money. In good years, courthouse
departments might get it.
What gives us the greatest concern is that
the budgetary process requires strategic
thinking — an ability to evaluate priorities
and effectively deal with them. It’s called
thoughtful planning, not knee-jerk reaction
to economic conditions. Such planning — albeit with the taxpayers’ interests in mind —
has been missing in the county commission
in recent years.
We believe the concerns of public works
director Robert Bever and assistant director Jim Wright, who told commissioners that
delaying purchases of equipment would result in deferred maintenance of roads and
bridges. It will reach a critical mass, the two
men anticipated, when tax revenue fails to
meet the demands of the county’s mammoth
road and bridge system.
Montgomery County is no different than
the rest of the United States: it faces an infrastructure that is literally crumbling underneath our wheels. In late 2015, Bever
presented a five-year road and bridge repair plan to commissioners that shows more
than one dozen bridges in dire need of repair or replacement. Addressing those concerns in past years with strategic planning
has not happened. And, we are now seeing
the results of deferred maintenance and
lack of strategic thinking. At some point, it
will cost taxpayers a hefty fortune to repair
those bridges and roads that need the upgrades the most.
And, when it comes time for the commission to handle an infrastructure crisis, we
hope they don’t choose the “cheap” route
— abandon a road entirely or close a crumbling bridge or culvert.
No area of Montgomery County has seen
greater growth and more demand than the
rural areas that are under the public works
department’s maintenance umbrella. That’s
why it concerns us to see commissioners
throw in the towel early on long-term planning and maintenance concerns.
When it comes time for county commissioners to prepare their 2017 budget in the
coming months, we hope they give thoughtful consideration toward long-term planning — perhaps opening the reports and
plans that the public works department has
prepared. The way we have seen such planning in the past — as exemplified by Monday’s discussion — isn’t the answer.
— Andy Taylor
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Thursday, March 17, 2016
OPINIONS
There’s a reason God made
a spring break from school
There is a select group of
people in the world who look
at breaks from school with
both happiness and anxiety.
It’s not because the kids will
be home for a week or that
the tax deadline is looming.
This group of people includes
those who are married to a
teacher.
Yep, that includes me.
I love my husband with all
my heart but the long breaks
that are afforded (and much
deserved) to teachers kind of
hijacks my routine. Add on
the fact that I work from home
and it compounds the chaos.
Throw in two school-aged
boys who are home for the
week and my routine of easing
into the day, listening to NPR
while I work, and munching
on food only when I’m hungry
gets tossed out the window.
The first issue we encounter is jealousy. On Monday
morning when my alarm goes
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Talk A Little
off and I can still hear snores
from all corners of the house,
it is hard to find the motivation to stay in my routine. But
once I find that comfort of my
office, that tension seems to
ease.
That is, until the baby birds
emerge from their nest and
stand in the kitchen with their
mouths open like food will
just fly out from the pantry.
We spend the rest of the day
doing a dance around each
other, always finding our nice
voices in order not to ruin the
beauty of spring, but inwardly
wondering how the other person functions on a daily basis.
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changes, food disappears from
our kitchen at a rapid rate,
and the floors that I mopped
on Sunday needed another
cleaning 24 hours later.
But the moment I begin
to complain, I recall the last
time I spent an afternoon at
the school in my son’s classroom. The air was a little bit
thick, kids were home sick,
others were at school sick,
the unmistakable odor of 5th
graders greeted anybody not
used to it like a wet towel,
and the teacher maintained a
pleasant attitude, smile on her
face, and opened her arms to
any kid who needed a hug or
pat on the shoulder.
My upset, spoiled routine
doesn’t seem so important
when I compare it to what
teachers face every day. Even
the students are faced with
challenges at school that
many of us born as Gen X’ers
or before did not have to deal
with.
So they deserve a break,
and a vacation, and a massage, and the right to sleep
in, watch junky TV, and pilfer
through the pantry all hours
of the day.
Hats off to the teachers
on break this week. I hope
they take a few moments for
themselves to breathe some
fresh air. And here’s a bit of
encouragement to the spouses
of educators and parents of
school age children: all will
return to normal soon, and
we just might miss the “new”
routine.
Nat’l Weather Service to hold
severe weather seminar
INDEPENDENCE — The
National Weather Service in
Wichita will hold its Storm
Fury On the Plains weather
workshop in Independence
at 6:30 p.m., Tuesday, March
22. The workshop will be
held in the basement of the
Montgomery County Judicial
Center in Independence.
Meteorologists from the
National Weather Service
office in Wichita will present information that will
Shown below is a list of tornado shelters
throughout Montgomery County, according
to a list prepared by the Montgomery County
Emergency Department.
• Caney: Caney United Methodist Church,
3rd and High streets; Liberty Church, 3rd
and Main streets.
• Cherryvale: Cherryvale Public Library,
329 E. Main (handicap access on the south
side of building; other access on the north);
First Baptist Church, 100 N. Montgomery;
Cherryvale United Methodist Church, 305 W.
Third.
• Coffeyville: Coffeyville Regional Medical Center, 4th and Buckeye streets (handicapped accessible basement; Field Kindley
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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.
CORNERSTONE CHURCH OF CANEY: Brad Sanders,
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 www.cheryyvalechristian.org.
COFFEYVILLE FIRST CHRISTIAN CHURCH DISCIPLES OF CHRIST: Gordon Willhite, pastor. 906
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.
FIRST SOUTHERN BAPTIST CHURCH OF
CHERRYVALE: 717 E. 6th, Cherryvale, Kan. (620)
336-3504. David Bennett, pastor. Website: www.
fsbccherryvaleks.com. 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.
NEW LIFE PRAISE & WORSHIP: David and Renea
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
www.nlpw.org or send an e-mail to [email protected]
TRINITY LUTHERAN CHURCH: 108 N. Bradley, Caney,
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.
CHERRYVALE ASSEMBLY OF GOD: Pastor Jeffrey L.
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.
SACRED HEART CATHOLIC CHURCH: Fr. Sixtus Ye
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.
CANEY UNITED METHODIST CHURCH: Will Kenyon,
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.
CHERRYVALE UNITED METHODIST CHURCH: 305
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.
CANEY ORTHODOX PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH: 2nd
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.
CROSS POINT BAPTIST CHURCH OF CANEY: Joshua
Eaton, pastor. South 75 Highway, Caney, KS (620) 8792839. Sunday Morning Worship, 10:30 a.m. Website:
crosspointcaney.com.
gym doors); Community Elementary School,
4th and Cline streets; First Assembly of God
Church, 1504 W. 8th; First Church of God,
Fifth and Cline streets; St. Paul’s Lutheran
Church, 506 W. 9th.
• Independence: Civic Center, 410 N.
Penn (pets are allowed); Independence City
Hall, 120 N. 6th (pets allowed); Independence High School Gymnasium, 1301 N. 10th
(northwest entrance will be opened during
school in session by school officials; entrance
will be opened by a shelter chief when school
is not in session; no pets, no tobacco, no alcohol, no firearms); Montgomery County Judicial Center basement, 300 E. Main (pets must
be in carriers and will be placed in designated area).
Kleiss recalls years as Navy bomber pilot
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Cross. It was the second time
in his career that he earned
a coveted military award. He
received the Distinguished Flying Cross in February 1942 for
his action in sinking a Japanese cruiser in a battle at the
Church Directory
FIRST CHRISTIAN CHURCH OF CANEY: 100 E.
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.
The presentations are
hosted by local county Emergency Management agencies
and typically last up to two
hours. They are open to anyone that has an interest in
weather. There are no fees
to attend, you do not have to
register, and you do not have
to sign up to be a spotter.
For more information,
contact your local county
Emergency
Manager
or
[email protected]
Storm shelters in Montgomery County
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WAYSIDE CHRISTIAN CHURCH: Jerry D. Davidson,
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.
help prepare storm spotters
and weather enthusiasts for
the upcoming storm season.
NWS staff will provide an indepth weather presentation
that will engage the audience by teaching them about
the different types of storms,
the individual storm features
that help a person to recognize a storm’s potential
severity, how to report hazardous weather, and severe
weather safety.
COFFEYVILLE FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH: 300 W. 9th
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; www.coffeyvillefbc.com.
FIRST SOUTHERN BAPTIST CHURCH OF INDEPENDENCE: Ryan Carpenter, pastor. 918 W. Chestnut, Independence, KS. (620) 331-3810. www.fsbindependence.com. 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.
CROSSROADS COMMUNITY OF CHRIST: three
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.
LIBERTY UNITED METHODIST CHURCH: Bill Booe,
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.
CANEY CHURCH OF THE NAZARENE: Keven
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, www.divorcecare.org. For events see
our Facebook page and Instagram.
FIRST ASSEMBLY OF GOD OF CANEY: Mike Morris,
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
1-800-592-7606.
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Kwajalein and Maleolap Atolls
biography about his military
in the Marshall Islands.
experiences. He also wrote
about his upbringing in Cof Kleiss was born in Coffeyville.
feyville on March 7, 1916, to
Louis and Lulu Kleiss, resi His biography records this,
dents of Coffeyville. It was a
“As a youngster, I learned to
tough upbringing for Norman
shoot a BB gun before I was
and his two siblings — made
adept at a bicycle. My best
more difficult by the economic
friend across the street was
conditions of the Great Depres- the best shot in town. Earl
sion as well as the untimely
Alfonso Rosebush could shoot
death of his mother to cancer
a jackrabbit, using a pistol,
in 1930.
while driving a Chandler auto At an early age, Kleiss knew mobile along a country road.
My aunt, Helen Ruthrauff,
he wanted to join the military
was also pretty good. She was
with the goal of eventually bethe Women’s
ing a combat
pilot. At the
“Regardless of any- Shotgun
Champion of
young age of
thing that happened Kansas.”
15, he joined
the Kansas
to me, God would give As a teenagNational
er, he pursued
me enough strength if a hobby of
Guard and
served in the
I worked hard enough, repairing
114th Cavalry.
guns. He
long enough, that I
made a few
In April
us1934, Kleiss
would be able to ac- derringers
ing hand tools.
mustered out
complish something That ability
of the Kancraft metal
sas National
to preserve the United to
to functioning
Guard in order to attend
States of America.” tools garnered
him a job as
the U.S. Naval
— NORMAN JACK “DUSTY” KLEISS
an apprentice
Academy. He
toolmaker,
graduated in
getting 50 cents an hour and
1938 and immediately found
himself aboard three ships: the $1 an hour in overtime — very
good pay during the DepresUSS Vincennes, the USS Goff
sion era.
and the USS Yarnall.
He gained aviator status in
In recalling his military career, Kleiss speaks philosophi1940 and was aboard the USS
cally about the realization of
Enterprise when it was given
survival in the face of utter
orders to sail for Pearl Harbor
danger.
in May 1941.
The rest is history.
“I’m anything but a hero. I
The Battle of Midway was
don’t hate the Japanese at all.
I was only doing what at the
his final bombing mission,
time was the proper thing to
and he returned to the United
do,” he said. “Regardless of
States in the middle of World
anything that happened to me,
War II to train other Navy
God would give me enough
bomber pilots. His career in
strength if I worked hard
the U.S. navy came to an end
in 1962, when he retired at the enough, long enough, that I
would be able to accomplish
rank of captain.
something to preserve the
During his retirement,
United States of America.”
Kleiss compiled an exhaustive
Delta Kappa Gamma society
tours new Caney City Library
Tau Chapter of the Delta Kappa Gamma Society for women
educators met at the home of Clair and Joan Gordon in Caney at
5:30, Tuesday, March 8, for a potluck supper with Nancy McMullen as hostess co-chairman. Tables were decorated with a St.
Patrick’s Day theme.
Before eating, the group visited the new Caney City Library
for a tour conducted by Chris Bannon, library director.
Joan Gordon gave an invocation, followed by singing grace
led by JoAnn Price. The meeting was conducted by President
Carolyn Roberson. Roll call was answered by giving a favorite
type of book. In the absence of the secretary, Juliana Wetter read
minutes of the February meeting. Iris Alban gave a treasurer’s
report. Letters were read from Joan Gordon and Norma Hamm.
Norma Hamm of the nominations committee announced that
the slate of officers for the next biennium includes: Sandra Ellis, president; Deborah Sandoval, vice-president/program chairman; and JoAnn Price, secretary. The slate of officers was unanimously elected. Iris Alban will continue as treasurer and the
new president will choose a parliamentarian. Also serving on
the nominations committee were Betty Boyd and Gloria McCray.
Officers will be installed at the May meeting.
Sandra Ellis plans to attend the Phi State convention, April
1-3, in Wichita and will represent Tau chapter.
The next Tau Chapter meeting will be in Cherryvale at 9:30
a.m., Saturday, April 9, in the library of Lincoln-Central School.
For the program, Andrea Hucke will talk about her visit to Peru.
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Independence
National champions!
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ICC’s speech program earns title at Junior Varsity National Speech & Debate Tournament
The title “national champion” has fallen on an Independence Community College
team.
In only its second year, the
ICC speech and debate team
won the 2016 Junior Varsity
National Speech and Debate
Tournament in Hutchinson,
Kan., last Saturday. The team
finished in first place in Division I team sweepstakes with
the highest tournament points.
ICC secured entry into the
final rounds of nine speaking
events, including the debate
event, and produced five national champions.
The five national champions
include:
• Braidon Beard of Neodesha: international public debate,
• Ylham Jorayev of Turkmenistan: poetry Interpretation, after dinner speaking.
• Jaante Perkins of Kansas
City, Mo.: program interpretation, and
• Rylie Shoop of Neodesha:
dramatic interpretation.
In debate ICC produced four
semifinalists: Braidon Beard,
Ylham Jorayev, Kylie Parker
of Hoyt, Kan., and Collin Housel of Independence. Braidon
and Collin advanced to finals
where Braidon won the round
to finish as the nation’s debate
champion.
In speaking events, ICC’s
results in final rounds were
astounding. Collin Housel finished in second place in prose
Interpretation
and
fourth
place in dramatic interpretation. Nuraly Mamedov of
Turkmenistan finished in second place in dramatic interpretation and third place in
persuasive speaking. Braidon
Beard finished third place in
program interpretation, third
place in prose interpretation,
and fifth place in poetry interpretation.
Additionally, Kevin Benton
of Paola, Kan., claimed second
Place in program interpretation. Brittne Brite of LeRoy,
Kan., finished in second place
in after dinner speaking, while
Kita Pairadee of Texas finished
in fourth place in poetry interpretation, fifth place in after
dinner speaking, and a thirdplace finish in duo interpretation with teammate Jessica
Turner of Independence.
Rylie Shoop settled for second place in poetry interpretation, fourth place in program
interpretation, and sixth place
in prose interpretation. Ylham
Jorayev finished third place
in extemporaneous speaking, and fifth place in prose
interpretation. Kaylie Parker
earned sixth place in poetry
interpretation.
Members of the ICC Speech and Debate Team include (back row, left to right) Kita Pairadee, Braidon Beard, Kevin Benton, Collin
Housel, Jaante Perkins, Brittne Brite, Konye Ori (Coach) (front row, left to right) Rylie Shoop, Ylham Jorayev, Nuraly Mamedov,
Kaylie Parker, and Jessica Turner. (Courtesy photo)
When it came to National
Top Debate Speaker Awards,
Braidon Beard was ranked
second, and Jaante Perkins
was ranked in third place. All
six ICC debaters ranked in the
all-American top 10.
In
the
National
Top
Quadrathlon Speaker Awards,
Ylham Jorayev was ranked
second, and Rylie Shoop was
ranked third.
Despite appeals, ICC
Clark to be bestowed hall of fame award
trustees will not
rehire English teacher
NATIONAL FIDDLER HALL OF FAME INDUCTEE GALA • APRIL 9 • MEMORIAL HALL
Country music legend Roy Clark will be
awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award
at the National Fiddler Hall of Fame Inductee Gala in Independence on Saturday,
April 9.
Clark will be recognized at the annual
National Fiddler Hall of Fame induction
ceremony in the Independence Memorial
Hall. Being inducted into the hall this year
are Doug Kershaw, jazz violinist Stephane
Grapelli, Joe Holley from Bob Wills and
His Texas Playboys, “Texas-style” fiddler
Terry Morris and blues fiddler Clarence
“Gatemouth” Brown.
“We are honored and excited to welcome these extremely talented musicians
into the National Fiddler Hall of Fame
class of inductees. This group represents
a variety of music genres and fiddle styles
including jazz, folk, cajun, blues, rock,
classical and western swing,” said Bob
Fjeldsted, president of the National Fiddler Hall of Fame.
Performers for the event include Jana
Jae, Jake Duncan, The Round Up Boys,
Jim Paul Blair, Barry Bones Patton and
members of the Tulsa Playboys.
The show will include performances
by Doug Kershaw (2016 Inductee), Jana
Roy Clark
Jae, members of The Tulsa Playboys,
Jake Duncan, Barry “Bones” Patton, Jim
Paul Blair, The Round Up Boys and many
more. Emceeing this year’s event is none
other than the Ole Hoot Owl himself, Jim
Jefferies from Big Country 99.5 in Tulsa.
From Merle Haggard to Roy Clark, Jim
has been playing classic country hits for
many years. A musician in his own right,
Jefferies plays the saxophone, clarinet
and flute.
The night will include, for VIP ticket
holders, a pre-show reception and an after show fiddle-jam. The Independence
High School and Middle School Strings
will be performing at the reception. The
after jam will be a fun jam session including several of the show’s performers as
well as bluegrass band, Grass Crack.
Tickets for the event are available at
www.nationalfiddlerhalloffame.org 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. For more information call (800) 8823606.
The National Fiddler Hall of Fame is
headquartered in Tulsa, Okla., and is dedicated to honoring individuals for their
contributions to fiddling, to preserve, educate and promote the art of fiddling and
its historical and social significance.
Art center to hold drawing workshop on Monday
The Independence Historical Museum and Art Center, 123 N. 8th, is will hold a
drawing workshop on Monday,
March 21, from 9 a.m. to noon.
Steve Greenwall will teach the
session. The fee is $20, and the
workshop is open to the public, 18 years of age or older.
Steve Greenwall is a retired Allen County Community
College art instructor. He has
degrees from Brigham Young
University, and has taught sec-
ondary and community college
levels. Greenwall has shown
his work in various places in
Kansas, Missouri, and Oklahoma. He has also exhibited in
Japan.
The museum has hosted
drawing workshops for 18
months; this session will feature faces from the side and
also three-quarter views. Students should bring the following supplies: Sketch book,
charcoal, drawing pencils (#2,
2B, 4B, 6B)
The Independence Community College trustees voted
to non-renew the contract for
instructor Dr. James Yates, despite a lobbying effort by ICC
students and faculty to save
the instructor’s job.
At their monthly meeting
on March 9, trustees voted
unanimously to support the
recommendation from Dr.
Dan Barwick to non-renew
Yates’ contract for the 201617 school year. No reason was
offered publicly for Yates’ job
dismissal.
Yates was an English instructor at ICC.
Prior to the board conferring about Yates in executive
session, which is closed to the
public and press, the trustees
heard appeals from several
ICC students and Yates himself. Nurali Mamdeov, a Phi
Theta Kappa honoree who
represented iCC as the 2016
Coca Cola New Century Scholar, presented the trustees with
a petition bearing the names
of 158 ICC students who asked
for Yates’ return to the faculty
roster next school year.
On March 11, two days after the meeting, Yates posted
on Facebook that he was humbled by the support from ICC
students.
“This is not about me, but
Easter egg hunt scheduled for March 26
The Independence Rotary
Club and Riverside Park Board
will hold the annual Easter
Egg hunt on Saturday, March
26 at 3 p.m., in the park oval
area.
The annual Eater egg hunt
will be held for local children
age 9 years and younger.
Gift cards will be given to
those who find a special note
inside their egg. Take the special note to the Easter bunny
to claim your prize.
A rain date will be held at
3 p.m., Sunday, March 27. Announcements will be posted
on the City of Independence’s
website and park’s Facebook
page in case of rain.
The age divisions (and areas of the park oval designated for them) will be:
• Age 0-1 years: Park oval,
blue section.
• Age 2-3 years: Park oval,
orange section.
• Age 4-5 years: Park oval,
red section.
its about the students of ICC,”
he said.
According to Yates’ post,
ICC students plastered fliers
on the ICC campus showing
multiple images of Yates and
the message, “He was there
for the students when no one
else was.” Those fliers were
removed by ICC administration later that day, according
to Yates’ post.
“I’m so proud of these
young people — again not because of me — because they
cared enough and spoke out,”
he wrote. “For all the students
at ICC, thank you for allowing
me to be your professor these
past two years. It’s truly been
an honor.”
In other business at the
March 9 meeting, the trustees:
• heard a report from Karen Carpenter with the Inge
Center for the Arts about the
upcoming 2016 Inge Festival.
Carpenter spoke to the trustees via Skype because she was
in Indianapolis, Ind., to serve
as a director of an opera.
•
congratulated
Nurali
Mamdeov and Niena Ramirez,
two ICC students who were
named the 2016 Coca-Cola
New Century Scholars through
Phi Theta Kappa. The two students were recently honored
at a banquet in Topeka.
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Astra Arts Festival to include Tonic Sol Fa in concert
Ernie Haase and Signature Sound, fiddler Jana
Jae also in concert during festival, June 30-July 4
A new vocal group and a
returning favorite from the
2014 Astra Arts Festival have
been announced as headliners
at this year’s festival June 30July 4 in Independence.
Tonic Sol Fa, an a capella
trio whose performance venues range from college campuses to national television
and radio, will launch the evening series of performances.
Also booked is Ernie Haase
and his Signature Sound gospel music group.
Tonic Sol Fa will perform at
8 p.m. Thursday, June 30, at
Memorial Hall. The show will
be the first of five varied nighttime performances. During
the festival’s daytime hours,
there will be free concerts, art
demonstrations and exhibits,
children’s activities, literature,
poetry and other celebrations
of artistic expression. Locations across town will be used,
including performance spaces,
classrooms, churches, the library, downtown stores, the
museum, historic homes and
Riverside Park.
“We are thrilled to have
Tonic Sol Fa, which has enjoyed sold-out performances
across the Midwest, traveled
throughout the country and
abroad, and racked up CD
sales of 2 million,” Astra Board
of Directors President Lea
Shepard said. “I like the New
York Times’s description of
these guys as ‘a vocal kaledoscope...unique to the human
voice.’”
Tonic Sol-fa (“sol-fa” refers to two notes of the musical scale), began at St. John’s
University in Central Minnesota and includes lead vocalist Shaun Johnson, tenor and
vocal percussionist Greg Bannwarth, and Jared Dove, bass.
Together the group achieved
national attention on NBC’s
“Today” show and in Newsweek magazine. They have
shared the stage with Jay
Leno, Jeff Foxworthy and Lonestar, and were recently part
of Garrison Keillor’s 30th Anniversary celebration of “A
Prairie Home Companion.”
Ernie Haase and Signature
Sound will perform at 8 p.m.
Friday, July 1, at Memorial
Hall.
“This
group’s
four-part
harmonies and varied, highenergy performance wowed
the Astra audience two years
ago, and we’re so glad to get
to bring them back,” Shepard
said.
Formed in 2003, Signature
Sound has grown its audiences
around the world, including
concerts in Latvia, India, South
Africa and New Zealand. The
performers have made TV ap-
Ernie Haase and Signature Sound
Tonic Sol Fa
pearances on ESPN through
NASCAR races and at NBA
games singing the national
anthem. The group has been
nominated for Grammy and
for Dove Awards of the Gospel
Music Association.
Also in concert during the
Astra Arts Festival will be fiddler Jana Jae. Jae will perform
in concert at 6 p.m., Saturday,
July 2 at the Independence
High School Performing Arts
Center
Musical talent runs through
Jae’s family. Her parents studied at the famed Juilliard
School of Music, New York
City, and Jana was introduced
to the classical study of the
violin, on a 1/8-sized instrument, at the age of 2. Thanks
to the direction and inspiration
of her grandfather, an accomplished champion fiddler in his
own right, Jana also learned to
love playing by ear. She virtually grew up jamming with and
learning from some of the best
in the business while living in
western Idaho, not far from
Weiser, the site of the National Oldtime Fiddlers’ Contest.
Soon she had honed her skill of
fiddling into a fine art and won
the Ladies National Championship several times.
She also continued her classical training, winning scholarships to Interlochen and the
International String Congress.
She graduated magna cum
laude with a degree in music
and studied abroad at the Vi-
enna Academy of Music.
She taught music for several
years until she felt inspired to
take her unique blend of music on the road. Jana and her
trademark blue fiddle soon
took the world of country music by storm. She got her big
break at a Buck Owens concert
in Redding, California, when
she was invited to take the
stage and play “Orange Blossom Special.” Buck was one
of the first “big names” to recognize her talents and offered
her a job as the first female
member of his “Buckaroos”
band. She later became part of
the regular team of performers on the “Hee Haw” show
and has appeared with such
country music greats as Chet
Atkins, Roy Clark, Ray Stevens,
The Oakridge Boys, Mel Tillis,
Ricky Skaggs and the Nitty
Jana Jae
Gritty Dirt Band.
Planning for Astra is kicking
into high gear, and program
developments can be found on
Astra’s Facebook page, Astra
Arts Festival, and Web site, astrafest.org.
New Life Baptist Church continues to evolve, provide local missions
BY DONNA CELAYA
[email protected]
Parishoners at New Life
Baptist Church, 2515 S. 10th
St., Independence, are not just
witnesses to reincarnation.
They’re enablers.
No, they don’t plan to come
back from death as bugs or
birds, but they whole-heartedly endorse the rebirth of old
buildings as they’re used for
completely new and nobler
purposes. Associate
pastor
John
Campbell and his wife, Jeanne,
spoke on behalf of their senior
pastor, Kevin McChesney, who
works a full-time job in addition to his responsibilities with
the church. They said the original church building decades
ago was a tavern and at some
point a mosque before it was
christened as Riverside Baptist Church. “Then about 5 years ago,
we changed the name to New
Life Baptist,” John Campbell said. He said no one had
ever compiled a history of the
church from the beginning and
most of those older folks have
died, “but we do know a little
of the history just from what
we’ve been told,” he said. “We’ve taken good care of
the old building through the
years, but it’s obvious that it’s
old and about worn out. We’ll
probably give the kitchen and
classrooms a new coat of paint
this summer, but we don’t plan
to replace any of the old, worn
carpet or anything else that’s
expensive. It’s just time for a
new building, and we’d rather
spend the money there if we
have to spend anything.”
So now the congregation
is working on another major transition as they labor to
transform the old Independence skating rink building
into their new church building. Campbell said the congregation moved an old skating
rink from its original location
on West Main Street 20 years
ago, put it on a new foundation
behind the existing church
building, and patiently worked
on it as the congregation could
afford it. When they finally
move to the new building, the
old church building will be
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razed to make room for addition parking. And completion
of the new building renovation
project can’t come too quickly.
“We have a lot of young
families and a lot of kids in
our congregation. We’re running out of room for children’s
church. It’s pretty packed,”
Campbell said. “Not that I’m
complaining. We think that
part is wonderful. We just really need to get into our new
building. The only thing that’s
holding us up is being able to
afford the fire doors that are
required. That’s going to set us
back another $15,000 or so.”
Campers on Mission, a
group that travels the nation providing physical assistance to churches involved in
building projects, has helped
with some of the work at the
church, and they will be back
this summer, Campbell said. “They have been such a
great help. They’re just wonderful people, and most of
them are retired from construction jobs of one kind or
another so they really know
what they’re doing,” Jeanne
Campbell said. “They work
with our guys and we provide
them with electricity for their
campers and we provide most
of their meals. Families in our
congregation take turns fixing
food for them.”
The new sanctuary is at
least twice as big as the old
one, seating as many as 300.
The building also sports a fully
equipped kitchen and dining
area, several large meeting
rooms and classrooms upstairs and on the ground floor.
A chair lift will provide access
to the second floor for those
who can’t manage stairs. The
ground level also has the nursery, a toddler room, plenty of
New Life Baptist Church associate pastor John Campbell and his wife, Jeanne, pose in front of the
mural Jeanne painted in the toddler room at their new church building. The congregation is hoping to raise the last $15,000 needed to install fire doors needed before they can start to use the
new structure. (Photo by Donna Celaya)
storage and a large gymnasium that will serve doubleduty as an emergency shelter
should the need arise. The Campbells said the
church would like to initiate or
revive some other programs,
including starting an afterschool program and a youth
group for teens, and bringing back the old clothes closet
with clothing for whomever
needs it.
The church already hosts
Trail Life for boys and American Heritage Girls, programs
that are similar to secular
scouting programs for children and teens up to age 19.
The groups meet at 6:30 p.m.
on Tuesdays twice a month
now and could move to weekly
if there’s enough interest. “I’m
the chaplain,” John Campbell
said.
Jeanne
Campbell
said.
“We’re also thinking about
setting up a computer lab, and
the gym already has a pool
table, foosball and basketball
court.”
“Our sanctuary has cameras and an audio system already set up so we can broadcast our services, probably
online,” John Campbell said.
“Our son, Wayne, is our IT guy,
and he’s very good at it.”
“This has been a huge undertaking and the long-term
project is getting close to
fruition,” Wayne Campbell
said. “Unfortunately, we are
stymied by the high cost of
fire doors, and we’re hoping to
generate some donations for
the project.”
In the meantime, the church
continues to carry on doing
the work it has set out to do.
It offers Sunday school for all
ages at 9:30 a.m. on Sundays,
followed by worship services
and children’s church. The church is planning a
sunrise service at 6 a.m. on
Easter, March 27, at the pastor’s house and church services at 10:30 a.m. at the church;
and a revival over Passover,
April 24 -27, with a Jewish
Passover Seder meal on Sunday, April 24.
Vacation Bible School likely
will be in July, and more information will be available closer
to the start of the program.
Volunteers also continue to do
finishing work on the building on Fridays and Saturdays.
Anyone who wants to join
them is welcome.
To learn more, call the
Campbells at (620)702-6021. (620) 331-4992
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INDEPENDENCE
Sewing camp held this week in Independence
The Wildcat Extension District this week is holding its annual sewing camp for 4-H youths. About one dozen local youths are spending their weekday mornings this week learning the essentials of
sewing. The youths have the opportunity to make simply crafts, such as pin cushions and small pillows, to more detailed articles, such as bath robes, skirts and blankets. (Left photo) Emery and
Heidi Keene of the Fawn Creek 4-H Club receive guidance from sewing camp instructor Nancy Hamilton as they pick out a design while (right photo) Alia Bannon of the Valley Victors 4-H Club tries
her hand with needle and thread while making a pouch. The camp sessions have been held at the Wildcat Extension District Office on Peter Pan Road. (Photos by Andy Taylor)
Playwright to have two staged readings on ICC stage
Lynn N. Silver
The Inge Center of the Arts resumed
Playwright Residencies this semester,
and Independence reaps the rewards
with two plays presented in one day.
The staged readings will be presented at 12:30 p.m. and 7 p.m., Saturday,
March 26 at the Inge Theatre on the ICC
campus. Both readings are free to the
public.
Current Inge playwright-in-residence
Lynn N. Silver will have a staged reading
of “Waiting for Elijah” at 12:30 p.m. The
reading will include a cast with several
local favorites. “Home” will be read at 7
p.m. with Broadway actress Antoinette
LaVecchia and frequent Inge festival performer Joseph Gomez.
“Home,” written during Lynn’s residency in Independence, incorporates the
sounds and stories she’s heard here during her stay. A two-character play about
a neurotic New Yorker who meets a spiritual Midwestern man, and through their
interaction they discover what “home”
is, and where it lies. Running time is one
hour.
Lynn says of the script “Home”: “When
I got here, I read all four of Inge’s most
famous plays in two days. The third day,
I sat on that incredible porch at the Inge
House, listening to the distant sound of a
train and a dog barking. I closed my eyes,
let the sun hit my face and the sounds
of Independence wash over me. I decided
right there and then to write a play that
began just like that: a woman from New
York sitting on a porch in the Midwest
somewhere. Then my imagination started to fly. What if a man from the Midwest
approaches? The rest unfolded as I listened to and absorbed the people of Independence, as Inge did. Both characters
consist of the voices of many people combined, but they are truly fictional people.
I loved writing it, but more importantly
I’ve loved being in Independence!”
“Waiting for Elijha” is a serio-comic
story about a family in the 1970s, whose
vinyl record pressing company is caught
in the web of an F.B.I. investigation into
bootleg records, and how that affects
and ultimately changes each of the family members. The play has been under
development with Karen Carpenter for
the past year. Starring Gary Mitchell,
Lois Lessman, Callie Hagood, and Lea
Shepard, running time is approximately
an hour and a half.
Silver is a playwright, actress, producer and teacher, living in New York City.
Datebook
THURSDAYMARCH17
• 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.;
Spring Break Shenanigans
for kids will feature a MYO
“lucky” snack and movie, “The
Good Dinosaur” at 10 a.m.
FRIDAYMARCH18
• The Caney Valley Historical Society will host book signings by Dale R. Lewis, author
of “Footprints in the Dew,”
and Doris “Coke” Meyer, author of “I Called Him Uncle
Will” from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
at the Sandstone Building, 4th
and State streets. See detailed
story found elsewhere in this
issue.
• 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.;
Spring Break Shenanigans
for kids will feature the movie showing “Peanuts” at 1:30
p.m.
SATURDAYMARCH19
• Medicalodges’ 3rd Annual
Easter Egg Hunt at Independence will be held at 2 p.m.,
1000 W. Mulberry.
• The Caney City Library
is open from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.;
storytime for kids will be featured at 10 a.m.
• The Caney Construction
Debris Landfill/Brush Dump
will be open, weather permitting, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.,
for the free disposal of accepted items. There is a fee to dis-
pose of construction items and
debris. Those using the landfill
must show a recent Caney City
water bill to the gate attendant.
SUNDAYMARCH20
• First day of spring.
• The Caney Valley Historical Museum will be open for
public viewing from 12:30
p.m. to 2 p.m.
MONDAYMARCH21
• The public is invited to
attend the “Night at the Museum, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
at the Caney Valley Historical
Museum, downtown Caney,
featuring historical displays
concerning local history. The
event is presented by the Advanced Placement U.S. History class at Caney Valley High
School. Admission is $5 for
adults, $3 for kids and free
to any CVHS student. See detailed story found elsewhere in
this issue.
• The Caney Lions Club will
hold its dinner meeting at 6
p.m. in the Lions Den at the
Caney Recreation Center, 403
E. First Ave.
• Cherryvale City Council
will meet at 7 p.m. in the council chambers at City Hall, 123
W. Main.
• Montgomery County Commission will meet at 9 a.m., in
the commission chambers at
the Montgomery County Judicial Center in Independence.
• The USD 445-Coffeyville
Board of Education will meet
at 6 p.m. at the Klotz Service
Center, 615 Ellis.
• The Caney City Council will hold its semi-monthly
meeting, which is open to the
public, at 7 p.m. in the council
meeting room.
• The Valley Victors 4-H
Club will hold its monthly
meeting at 7 p.m. in the Sycamore Township Hall.
• 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.
TUESDAYMARCH22
• 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 City Library board
will hold its monthly meeting
at 7 p.m. in the library.
• The Caney Masonic Lodge
#324 will hold a regular meeting at 7:30 p.m. at the lodge
hall.
•The National Weather
Service in Wichita will hold
its Storm Fury On the Plains
weather workshop at 6:30
p.m., Tuesday, March 22 in the
basement of the Montgomery
County Judicial Center in Independence.
WEDNESDAYMARCH23
• 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.
• The Spring Scholastic
Book Fair will be held at the
Caney City LIbrary start today
through Monday, April 4, during regular library hours. All
purchases can be assigned to
your choice of teacher at the
local grade school. The class
with the most amount of dollars by the end of the fair will
be treated to a class party! The
second place class will win a
number of age appropriate
books for their classroom library.
• 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 sloppy joes. The public is
invited to attend.
THURSDAYMARCH24
• The Independence City
Commission meeting will be
held in the Veterans Room at
the Civic Center, 5:30 p.m.
• The Mass of the Lord’s
Supper will be presented at
5:45 p.m., followed by the
Adoration from 6:45 p.m. to
11 p.m., at the Caney Sacred
Heart Catholic Church.
• 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.
FRIDAYMARCH25
• Good Friday.
• The First Leadership, Independence, will meet.
• The Cherryvale Ministerial Association will host a community Good Friday worship
service from noon to 1 p.m. at
the Assembly of God Church,
corner of South Montgomery
and East 4th streets.
• The Liturgy of the Word,
Veneration of the Cross, and
Holy Communion will be given at the Caney Sacred Heart
Catholic Church at 7 p.m.
• 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.
SATURDAYMARCH26
• The Caney Lions Club Annual Easter Egg Hunt will be
held promptly at 10 a.m. near
the Caney Valley High School
track, for kids ages toddler
through 11 years old. Be early
for the 10 o’clock start. See
detailed story found elsewhere
in this issue.
• The Riverside Park Community Easter Egg Hunt, Independence, will be held at 3
p.m., sponsored by the Rotary
Club, and is for ages 0-9 years
of age.
• The Caney City Library is
open from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
• Cherryvale Nursing and
Rehabilitation Center will host
an Easter egg hunt for children ages 0 through 9 starting
at 10 a.m. at the center, 1001
W. Main.
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After-school care
program discussed
at board meeting
School board also
accepts retirement
notice of longtime
physical education
teacher Robin Rolls
BY ANDY TAYLOR
[email protected]
Representing Caney Valley High School at the Tri-Valley League Forensics Meet in Cherryvale on Saturday, March 5 were (front
row, left to right) Dane Rigby, Areal Davisson, Kennedy Griffin, Bryce Sanders, Montana Sterns, Emily Traw, (back row, left to right)
Marilyn Nelson (coach), Nathan Wells, Ryan Nelson, Eric Floyd, and Bowen Scoles. (Courtesy photo)
Forensics team places 2nd at league meet
The Caney Valley High School forensics
team competed at the Tri-Valley League
Meet in Cherryvale on March 5.
The team came home with a secondplace trophy and had several members
qualify for the state forensics championship in May.
Gold medalists included Ryan Nelson
and Emily Traw, duet acting; and Kennedy
Griffin, extemporaneous speaking, original oration.
Other medalists from Caney Valley included Bryce Sanders, who won sixth in
humorous interpretation; Emily Traw,
who claimed sixth in impromptu speaking and second place in prose; Montana
Sterns, second place in informative speaking, second place in impromptu speaking,
fourth place in dramatic interpretation;
Eric Floyd, fifth place in original oration
and third place in extemporaneous speaking; Nathan wells, who finished in fifth
place in extemporaneous speaking and
fifth place in informative speaking; and
Dane Rigby, who earned fourth place in
informative speaking and second place in
extemporaneous speaking.
Bowen Scoles and Areal Davisson competed for Caney Valley as well.
****
On Friday, March 4, five Caney Valley Forensics students competed in Congressional Debate at Southeast-Cherokee
High School, Ryan Nelson placed fourth in
House 1 and Kennedy Griffin placed third
in House 2.
Also competing for Caney Valley were
Eric Floyd, Collin Grayum and Nathan
Wells.
Events planned to raise funds for nat’l tourney
The Caney Valley High School debate
and forensics tournament will hold several fundraisers to generate revenue to
send national speech qualifiers to a national tournament in Utah in June.
Caney Valley has two students qualified for the National Speech and Debate
Tournament in Salt Lake City. They are
Kennedy Griffin and Dane Rigby in policy
debate. In the coming weeks, nationalqualifying tournaments will be held for
other events, such as dramatic interpretation, United States and international
extemporaneous speaking, and duo interpretation.
Due to reduced state funding to school
districts, funds needed to attend the na-
tional tournament must be raised by the
students and their families. On April 1-2,
during the Caney city-wide yard sales,
the forensics team will hold a yard sale/
bake sale in the high school parking lot.
Donations for this sale are appreciated.
Contact Susan Traw at (620) 870-1202, or
Marilyn Nelson at (620) 879-5171, to arrange for donation pickup.
On Tuesday, April 12, the forensics students are hosting a video game tournament at the high school from 6 p.m. to 9
p.m. Watch for further information in the
next few weeks. For questions, contact
Jenny Grayum at (620) 252-5330, or Kelly
Grayum at (620) 515-4625.
An Ice Cream Social/Forensics Show-
case will be hosted from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m.,
Sunday, April 17 at the high school.
For $4.00, enjoy a sundae with your
choice of toppings served in the school
cafeteria. Then move into the auditorium
where students will present their performance events.
The forensics showcase will start at 5
p.m. and admission is by donation.
For more information, contact Niki Collier at (918) 440-8888.
Donations to the CVHS debate and forensics team are appreciated. Checks
may be made payable to the Caney Valley
High School and mailed to 601 Bullpup
Blvd., Caney, KS 67333.
Garden Club to sponsor ‘Yard of the Month’ effort
Dust off your rakes, hoes,
spades and clippers.
The Caney Garden Club
is sponsoring a “Yard of the
Month” beginning this May.
Each month, May through
September, the garden club
will select a yard within the
city limits of Caney that has
been nominated as Yard of the
Month.
Forms for nominations
will be available at the Caney
City Library and need to be
returned to the library by
the second Thursday of each
month; the first deadline will
be May 12. If you prefer, you
may email your nomination to
Deb Heady, club president, at
[email protected]
The main criteria for the
winning yard will be neatness.
Yards will be judged on flow-
ers, shrubs or well-maintained
lawn work.
The main rules are for neatness and maintenance. Nominations submitted by the second Thursday of each month
will be judged and a commemorative sign will be placed in
the winner’s yard the next
week and will remain until the
following month. Recognition
will be your reward.
You may nominate the same
yard more than once, but each
month we will judge only nominations submitted for that
month.
Club members urge the
public to check out your seed
catalogs, visit nurseries and
sharpen
the
lawnmower
blades, so that you might be
recognized as the Yard of the
Month winner.
The Caney Lions Club Annual Easter Egg Hunt will
be held promptly at 10 a.m.
on Saturday, March 26, near
the Caney Valley High School
track.
Hundreds of easter eggs,
each containing either candy or prizes, will be on the
ground which will be divided
into areas according to kids’
ages, toddlers through 11
years of age. Some of the eggs
will have coupons from local
eateries offering drinks, ice
cream and food as prizes and
also money and candy provided by others.
The Easter Bunny will be
on hand, therefore parents
are encouraged to bring their
camera or cell phone to take
pictures of their children with
the Easter’s favorite rabbit.
Donuts and juice will also
be served courtesy of the
Caney Lions Club.
Nancy Moore, Lions president, reminds the public to attend the event prior to 10 a.m.
“At 10:01 a.m. the hunt
is over -- it doesn’t take long
for all the kids to gather their
eggs,” she said. Attendees
must bring their own baskets
or sacks to gather their Easter
items. There will be no rain
date for the event.
All kids are invited to attend.
USD 436 Board of Education
members on Monday learned
of plans to apply for a federal program that, if awarded,
would create an after-school
program for local children.
Supt. Blake Vargas said
the program, called the 21st
Century Grant Partnership
Program, is available through
U.S. Department of Education
and targets communities that
are devoid of education and
enrichment activities during
non-school hours. The program would allow USD 436
to develop an after-school
program that incorporates an
education component, such as
after-school tutoring, as well
as an “enrichment” project,
which involves recreational
activities.
“We are sending a majority
of our younger kids home each
day with an older sibling, and
I would probably guess that
what they do in their afterschool hours isn’t academic,”
said Vargas. “What we hope
to do is create an after-school
program for the families of
Caney students. It won’t be restrictive or exclusive. It would
be open to any student in USD
436.”
One of the criteria used
in determining a recipient of
the grant is the extent of collaboration with local organizations as well as other schools
that have already adopted an
after-school program. Vargas
said he envisions partnering
with the Coffeyville Recreation Commission and USD
445, which operates an afterschool program in Coffeyville.
The staff would guide USD 436
personnel in establishing the
program, including setting the
infrastructure and logistics of
the program.
Vargas said the minimum
grant award is $50,000 each
year for five years. USD 436
will be notified in June if it receives the 21st Century Grant.
If awarded, Vargas said the
program would start in August.
In other business transacted at Monday’s school board
meeting the school board:
• accepted the retirement
notice of Robin Rolls, longtime
physical education teacher at
Lincoln Memorial Elementary
School. Rolls will retire at the
end of the 2015-16 years after
39 years of service to the local
district.
Rolls, a Caney native who
was employed at Lincoln
shortly after her graduation
from college in 1977, said she
will also resign her post as assistant softball coach following the 2016 season. She did
indicate she would prefer to
continue as the assistant girls’
basketball coach at Caney Valley High School for the 201617 season.
• accepted the resignation
of Chris Goble as high school
forensics coach and teacher
at Caney Valley Jr.-Sr. High
School. Goble indicated in his
resignation letter that he plans
to relocate to Lawrence, Kan.
• heard a report from Vargas on the board’s goal to replace older buses in the USD
436 fleet. The board has already acquired two pre-owned
buses as daily route buses. The
goal for the board is to now replace the activity bus, which
is used to transport teams to
various events and competitions. The board examined a
video from National Bus Sales
in Oklahoma concerning the
possible acquisition of a preowned, 46-seat activity bus.
• learned that the district’s
administrative vehicle, which
is a Ford Taurus, recently encountered its final trip after
amassing more than 260,000
miles. Vargas said a similar
vehicle will be acquired to replace the Ford Taurus, if there
is enough at the end of the
2015-16 budget year.
School board OKs
contract extensions
for
three
principals
Lions Club’s Easter egg hunt planned for March 26
Contract extensions have
been granted to three USD 436
principals.
After conferring behind
closed doors for 45 minutes
on Monday night, the USD 436
Board of Education unanimously agreed to extend contracts for an additional year to
Bill Ellis, high school principal;
Ron Oyler, junior high princi-
pal; and Ken Eckelberry, grade
school principal.
Salary considerations will
be made at a later meeting.
Present at Monday’s meeting were board members Ron
Wade, Austin Bruce, Aaron
Richey, Mark Artherton, Zach
Ellison and Darlene Sanders.
Absent was board member
Rick Wilson.
Death In The
Light Of Fire
While the world was transfixed on the great
Caney gas well fire 110 years ago this month,
few people gave notice that a young man was
left for dead in an ice-cold jail, unable to speak
or care for his wounds.
No one was ever convicted
in the death of Ralph Paris.
No one cared.
Read Andy Taylor’s thrilling story, “Death In
The Light Of Fire,” in the March 24 issue of the
Montgomery County Chronicle.
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Thursday, March 17, 2016
Montgomery County Chronicle
CANEY
FFA teams have strong showing
at dairy cattle, poultry contests
Caney Valley High School FFA Chapter sent two poultry judging teams to the Southeast Kansas
District Poultry Judging and Dairy Cattle Judging competition last week. The two teams included
(front row, left to right) Josh Sutton, Kaygan Shull, Tiffany Egan, (back row, left to right) Josh Davis,
Justin Ward, Tyler Frontzak, and Jacen Clapp. (Courtesy photo)
Area authors to sign books on
Friday at Sandstone Building
The Caney Valley Historical
Society will host a book signing
event for area authors Dale R.
Lewis and Doris “Coke” Meyer
from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on
Friday, March 18. The event
will be held in the society’s
Sandstone Building, 4th and
State streets.
Lewis, known as the “Original Buffalo Dale” from Bartlesville, Okla., will be on hand
to autograph his book, “Footprints in the Dew,” written
about the life of the late Damon Chub Anderson, former
Copan and Caney resident,
and his involvement in the E.C.
Mullendore murder case that
took place about 45 years ago.
The Mullendore ranch is located west and south of Caney in
Oklahoma.
Doris “Coke” Meyer, also
of Bartlesville and a former
resident and business owner
of Caney, is the author of “I
Called Him Uncle Will,” which
details her relationship with
her great-uncle, humorist Will
Rogers.
The public is encouraged
to attend the book signing on
March 18, and both authors
will have their books for sale.
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IOLA — The Caney Valley High School FFA Chapter
brought home honors from
the Southeast Kansas District
Poultry Judging and Dairy
Cattle Judging competition
that was held at Allen County
Community College
Kimber Kiersey, FFA advisor, said the senior poultry
judging team had the best
showing, earning second place
overall. Team members (and
their individual finishes) were
Tyler Frontzak, fourth high individual; Justin Ward, seventh
high individual; Jacen Clapp,
eighth high individual; and
Josh Davis, 11th high individual.
The junior poultry judging team claimed third place
overall. Team members included Tiffany Egan, who was
the second-place individual
winner. Other team members
Citywide yard sales set for April 1-2
The citywide yard sale for Caney will be
held Friday and Saturday, April 1-2, sponsored by Caney Valley Historical Society.
There will be a $5 fee for anyone holding
a yard sale to get on the official shoppers’
map. Those interested should drop by the
historical society office, 310 W. 4th, Caney,
to make arrangements.
Teresa Rau with the Caney Valley Historical Society said there will be no central sale
in the City park this time.
Garden Club discusses landscape
design for new Caney City Library
The Caney Garden Club met
Thursday, March 16, at the
Caney Historical Society building. President Deb Heady called
the meeting to order and Linda
Cowan share a thought for the
day. The Object of the Club was
read by those present. Roll call
was answered with a “garden
memory from childhood.” Most
memories mentioned were of
grandmothers’ gardens, sweet
peas, bachelor buttons, holly
hocks, quince trees and jelly,
and huge flowering rose bushes.
Minutes were read and approved with one correction of
the meeting being held at the
historical building instead of
Deb Heady’s home as stated in
the minutes. Linda Cowan will
make arrangements to collect
some five-inch clay pots for
club members. Sharon Shippy
gave the treasurer’s report.
The purple martin program
held on March 5 was a huge
success, thanks to Wes Martin. We does an excellent job
and we are looking forward to
holding another program next
year. The bird feeder, donated
by Nancy Roe, was won by J.
Artherton.
The club will have tables set
up during the Caney Citywide
Garage Sale on April 1-2. The
club and items will be set up in
front of Thornton Graphics on
south highway 75 on Saturday,
April 2, from 9 a.m. to noon,
and we will have perennial
plants for sale.
In unfinished club business,
the Yard of the Month was discussed. The project will begin
in May. Forms will be available
soon at the new Caney City Library for people to nominate
yards to be considered. Or you
can email Deb Heady at [email protected] with your
nomination.
Nominations need to be
turned in by the second Thursday of each month beginning
in May and going through September. Yards to be considered
need not to have flower beds
exclusively; we are looking for
well maintained lawns, neatness, also flower beds, but not
limited to flower beds. There
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will not be any money or gifts
awarded, but a sign put in the
yard of the winner which will
stay until the following month.
New business discussed included designing the flower
beds and landscaping for the
new Caney City Library. We
will have plants ready when
they have completed all the cement work on the grounds and
parking lot. Due to the delay in
completing the cement work
at the library, we may have to
wait until fall to plant the trees/
shrubs we are donating.
We will meet Monday,
March 14, at 9 a.m., at Caney’s
Wark Memorial Park to clean
out flower beds and then move
to the Little White Schoolhouse
to clean out the bed.
Sally Love gave the program
on “Do-It-Yourself Organic
Pest Control.” She had several
helpful hints about controlling
pests in our area.
The next meeting will be
Thursday, April 7, at the home
of Diane Whicker with Dee
Roper giving the program.
Linda Cowan, secretary
Sacred Heart Catholic Church
schedules Holy Week services
Father Sixtus Myint, pastor
of St. Mary’s Catholic Church,
Moline, St. Robert’s, Sedan
and Sacred Heart, Caney, has
announced area Holy Week
services.
The Blessing and Procession of Palms will be held in
all three parishes before the
beginning of the Holy Mass
on Palm Sunday, March 19, at
Moline at 5 p.m., on March 20
in Sedan at 9 a.m., and Caney
at 11 a.m.
Chrism Mass, or the Mass
of the Oils, will be celebrated
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were Kaygan Shull, 11th high
individual, and Josh Sutton,
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The junior dairy cattle judging team won fourth place.
Team members were Jake
Keene, 10th high individual;
Andrew Anderson, 13th high
individual; Jaden Trimble,
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in Wichita by Bishop Michael
Jacobs and all of the priests of
the Wichita diocese on Tuesday, March 22. Oil is an ancient symbol of strengthening,
healing and preparation. The
Holy Oils are used in baptism,
confirmation and anointing of
the sick.
A representative from one
of the parishes is chosen to attend the Chrism Mass in Wichita. This year Kelley and Brenda Grady from St. Robert’s in
Sedan were chosen to attend
these services and bring the
Holy Oils back to each parish.
Holy Week services will begin on Holy Thursday with the
Mass of the Lord’s Supper on
March 24: at Sacred Heart in
Caney at 5:45 p.m., followed
by Adoration from 6:45 p.m.
until 11 p.m.; for St. Mary’s in
Moline, at 8 p.m. with Adoration from 9:15 p.m. until midnight. No services are scheduled for St. Robert’s in Sedan.
On Good Friday, March 25,
the Liturgy of the Word, Veneration of the Cross, and Holy
Communion will begin at St.
Mary’s Church in Moline at 3
p.m., St. Robert’s in Sedan at
5 p.m. and Sacred Heart in
Caney at 7 p.m.
On Holy Saturday, March
26, the Easter Vigil will be
held in Moline beginning at
8:30 p.m. with the lighting of
the fire, the blessing of the
Easter Candle and the procession into the church.
Easter Sunday Mass, March
27, will be held at the usual
times for Moline, 7 a.m., Sedan, 9 a.m. and Caney at 11
a.m. The people in each parish will renew their baptismal
vows during the Easter service.
Thursday, March 17, 2016
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Sports
Sterling smothers Lady ’Pups ’Nado boys find
By BRIAN THOMAS
[email protected]
HUTCHINSON — Trying to
pick up its first-ever state tournament victory, the Caney Valley High School girls’ basketball team ran into a buzzsaw
last Thursday, suffering a 7040 loss to Sterling in quarterfinal action of the Class 3A State
Tournament at the Hutchinson
Sports Arena.
“We were not very good, but
Sterling had a lot to do with
that,” said CVHS girls’ coach
Tom Nelson. “It was disappointing to see us execute so
poorly offensively. We didn’t
play together at all and really
never ran any offense or any
press break. Like I said, Sterling put us under complete
pressure, and we didn’t handle
it.
“That is the best team we
have played in years. They
have the complete package,
and I can’t see anyone beating
them. It gave us a clear idea
of how much better we need
to get … how much more we
need to improve to compete at
Hutchinson. That team was
very impressive and has no
weakness.”
It was the fourth time in five
years the Lady Bullpups were
making a trip to state, but they
are still in search of their firstever win in Hutchinson. CVHS
had earned the sub-state
championship a week earlier
with wins over Erie, Galena
and Fredonia. The Lady ‘Pups
— seeded sixth in the bracket — closed out the season at
18-6 overall.
“We had a great year that
ended poorly, but that one
game doesn’t define us,” Nelson said.
It was a struggle from the
start for the Lady Bullpups.
Sterling scored the game’s
first six points in a little over
a minute and built a 23-5 lead
in the opening quarter. CVHS
was able to score the final four
points of the period but still
trailed 23-9 after eight minutes of action.
The Lady Black Bears took
control of things before halftime. Sterling outscored Caney
Valley 25-11 in the second period to open up a 48-20 edge at
the intermission.
By then, the game was well
in hand. CVHS played tougher
in the second half but was unable to make a serious threat.
Sterling led 63-32 at the end of
three quarters and rolled from
there to the win.
The Lady Bullpups finished
the game 14-of-36 from the
floor for 38.9 percent. Meanwhile, the Lady Black Bears
shot just less than 50 percent
by going 26-of-54 overall.
Caney Valley was led in
scoring by Brea Buoy, who
knocked down three threepointers as part of a team-high
12-point effort.
As for Sterling, Kylah Comley had a game-high 28 points,
followed by Emma Lambert
with 11 and Sydney Wilson 10.
The Lady Black Bears, who
were ranked as high as No. 2
in Class 3A by the Kansas Basketball Coaches Association,
earned their 20th consecutive
victory since a 56-52 setback
to Wellington in December.
That streak came to an end
with a 50-43 semifinal loss to
Sabetha. Sterling (23-3) went
on to take fourth place in the
tournament following a 76-70
loss to Thomas More Prep in
the third-place game on Saturday.
CLASS 3A STATE TOURNAMENT
GIRLS’ QUARTERFINAL
Sterling 70, Caney Valley 40
CANEY VALLEY (18-6): Buoy 3-7 3-4 12, Ko.
McIntosh 2-4 4-6 9, Sanders 4-9 0-0 9, Ky. McIntosh 3-6 0-1 6, Cunningham 1-5 0-0 2, Owen 1-1
difficult road at
4A state tourney
BY BRIAN THOMAS
[email protected]
Caney Valley’s Natasha Sanders (#30) and Kyndal McIntosh
(#10) try to stop a Sterling player from reaching the basket during the class 3A state tournament quarterfinal last Thursday in
Hutchinson. (Photo by Sheri Thompson)
0-0 2, L. Nunneley 0-2 0-0 0, K. Nunneley 0-2
0-0 0, Lawrence 0-0 0-0 0, Rogers 0-0 0-0 0.
TOTALS 14-36 7-11 40.
STERLING (23-1): Comley 11-17 5-6 28, Lambert 3-4 5-5 11, S. Wilson 4-7 2-6 10, Horsch 3-7
0-0 6, Stallings 2-3 2-2 6, Gilmore 2-4 1-3 5, T.
Wilson 0-1 2-2 2, K. Schweizer 1-2 0-0 2, C. Schweizer 0-2 0-2 0, Rowland 0-2 0-0 0, Ramsey
0-2 0-0 0, Smith 0-3 0-0 0. TOTALS 26-54 17-26
70.
CVHS
9
11
12
8 — 40
STERLING
23
25 15
7 — 70
Three-point goals — CVHS 5-17 (Buoy 3-7, Ko.
Macintosh 1-3, Sanders 1-1, Cunningham 0-2,
K. Nunneley 0-2, Ky. McIntosh 0-1, L. Nunneley
0-1); SHS 1-6 (Comley 1-2, Horsch 0-1, C. Schweizer 0-1, Gilmore 0-1, Ramsey 0-1). Rebounds
— CVHS 30 (Ko. McIntosh 9); SHS 27 (Comley
5). Assists — CVHS 11 (K. Nunneley 3); SHS 17
(Lambert 4, Stallings 4). Turnovers — CVHS 31;
SHS 13. Total Fouls — CVHS 22; SHS 17. Fouled
out — none. Technicals — none.
SALINA — Making its first
state appearance in four
years, the Field Kindley High
School boys’ basketball team
was hoping to make a little
noise at the Class 4A-Division
I State Tournament.
Instead, it was a short trip
for the Golden Tornado, who
suffered a 78-43 loss to Paola
in quarterfinal action last
Thursday at the Bicentennial
Center.
“We didn’t come out and
play the way we wanted,”
said FKHS boys’ coach Tyler
Thompson. “Whether we were
kind of star struck on the bigger stage or just had a bad day,
it was a tough way to end our
season. It just wasn’t our day. I
don’t want that to be how this
team, especially these seniors,
look back on their season.”
The Golden Tornado, who
beat Independence and Chanute to capture the sub-state
championship a week earlier
in Coffeyville, were making
their first trip to state since
2012. Field Kindley — the No.
7 seed in the bracket — closed
out the season at 13-10 overall.
“It was quite a ride and
full of some great moments,”
Thompson said. “Winning substate is something not very
many kids do at any point in
high school. I’m really proud
of the way this team grew
throughout the year and came
together at the right time.
“We’re losing a lot with seven seniors graduating, but we
also have a lot of young guys
who got great experience and
proved they were ready. Overall it was a great season, one
that the boys can look back on
and be proud of.”
It was a rough game from
start to finish for Field Kindley. The Golden Tornado
trailed 10-4 midway through
the opening quarter and eventually found themselves down
21-7 by the end of eight minutes of action.
Things did not get any better for the ‘Nado before halftime. The Panthers scored the
first four points of the second period to go up 25-7 and
opened it up even more. By the
intermission, Paola’s lead had
reached 39-15.
Although
FKHS
played
tougher in the second half, it
could never make a serious
run in the contest. The Panthers led 54-28 at the end of
three quarters and then outscored the Golden Tornado 2415 in the final period to deliver
the knockout.
Field Kindley was just 17of-60 from the floor in the
contest for 28.3 percent. The
‘Nado also connected on just
five of their 11 attempts at the
free throw line for 45.5 percent.
The lone bright spot offensively for the Golden Tornado
was Seth Graham, who scored
a game-high 24 points. Graham was 10-of-25 from the
floor, including 3-of-12 from
three-point range. He also had
a team-high seven rebounds.
“Seth got it going pretty
good in the second half, which
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SPORTS
Red Raven softball team drops doubleheader to Iowa squad
Harrell
promoted
to CCC
head coach
BY BRIAN THOMAS
[email protected]
COFFEYVILLE — Stephen
Harrel was officially named as
head coach of the Coffeyville
Community College women’s
basketball program last week.
Harrel follows Emily Washburn, who accepted the Honors Program Director position
at CCC.
Washburn wraps up a 13year coaching career with an
overall record of 288-131. In
those 13 years, Washburn led
the Ravens to six Jayhawk
East Conference titles and an
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past three
seasons, Washburn’s top assistant has been Harrel. The
Ravens have gone 66-31 the
past three years with Harrel
including the 2015 Jayhawk
East Conference title and an
appearance in the 2015 national women’s tourney.
Before arriving at Coffeyville, Harrel was an assistant coach for the Labette
Community College women’s
basketball team the past two
seasons, and prior to that,
served two years as an assistant for the men’s basketball
team at NEO A& M in Miami,
Okla. He also was a graduate
assistant for a year while attending Southeastern Oklahoma State University. While at
Southeastern Oklahoma State,
Harrel was a two time all-conference second team selection.
He was named Defensive Player of the Year and received the
Sportsmanship Award following the 2007 season at Southeastern Oklahoma State.
Harrel
graduated
from
Southeastern Oklahoma State
with a bachelor’s degree in
communications. Harrel is
married to Tamika who is the
head softball coach at CCC.
The couple welcomed their
first child, a son Titus, who
was born this past June.
COFFEYVILLE — A pair of losses
to Des Moines Area (Iowa) on Monday
sent the Coffeyville Community College
softball team to a 10th-straight loss.
The Lady Ravens lost both ends of the
twin bill 10-0 and 8-1 at Byers Field.
Riding a 10-game losing streak, CCC
dropped to 5-25-1 overall on the season. The Lady Ravens were scheduled
to host Neosho County in the Jayhawk
Conference-Eastern Division opener on
Wednesday, but no details were available from those games as of presstime.
On Monday, CCC had a tough time
getting offense going in either game.
In the opening game, the Lady Ravens
managed just one hit the entire way.
Des Moines Area broke open a
scoreless tie after three innings with
six runs in the fourth and four more in
the fifth.
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CLASS 4A-DIVISION I
STATE TOURNAMENT
BOYS’ QUARTERFINAL
Paola 78, Field Kindley 43
FIELD KINDLEY (13-10): Graham 10-25 1-1 24,
Vacca 2-6 1-2 5, Lewis 1-3 2-2 4, Colbert 1-2 0-0
3, Thompson 1-7 0-3 2, Wilson 1-5 0-0 2, Holman
1-7 0-0 2, Knight 0-0 1-2 1, Swift 0-3 0-0 0, Morris 0-1 0-0 0, Logan 0-1 0-1 0, Myrie 0-0 0-0 0.
TOTALS 17-60 5-11 43.
PAOLA (21-2): Criddle 5-15 10-10 21, Wilson
6-7 3-4 15, Moala 5-7 3-8 13, McDow 4-10 2-2 10,
Swanson 3-4 0-0 7, Ohlmeier 1-1 2-2 4, Johnson
2-2 0-0 4, Bell 1-1 0-0 2, Jensen 1-1 0-0 2, Wokutch 0-1 0-0 0, Phillips 0-0 0-0 0, Wilkes 0-1 0-0
0. TOTALS 28-50 20-26 78.
FIELD KINDLEY
7
8
13
15 — 43
PAOLA
21
18 15
24 — 78
Three-point goals — FKHS 4-18 (Graham 3-12,
Colbert 1-2, Swift 0-2, Thompson 0-1, Holman
0-1); PHS 2-7 (Criddle 1-5, Swanson 1-1, McDow
0-1). Rebounds — FKHS 32 (Graham 7); PHS 35
(McDow 8). Assists — FKHS 8 (Thompson 2, Holman 2, Colbert 2); PHS 17 (Criddle 6). Turnovers
— FKHS 24; PHS 17. Total Fouls — FKHS 22; PHS
17. Fouled out — none. Technicals — none.
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on March 12.
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County rival Independence at 1 p.m.
Saturday and will follow that up with a
2 p.m. twin bill at Allen on Tuesday.
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SPORTS
It’s March Madness (with local connections)
Field of 68 teams includes
two coaches, one player
with ties to ICC basketball
BY BRIAN THOMAS
[email protected]
It’s that time of the year
when college basketball takes
center stage for a three-week
period. The NCAA Tournament started Tuesday with
the “First Four” and continues
today with first-round action
that will eventually end with
the Final Four in Houston.
Many area fans may be
turning in to watch their favorite teams such as Kansas
or Wichita State, but there are
a few games in particular that
they may want to pay special
attention to with some extra
local flavor.
Independence Community
College will be featured in a
few games this week as some
of its former men’s basketball
players will be a part of this
thing called “March Madness.”
In fact, one of those games will
involve former Pirates going
head-to-head — one as a current player (Tarik Phillip, West
Virginia) and the other as a
head coach (Brad Underwood,
Stephen F. Austin). Another
former Pirate, Middle Tennessee State assistant coach Greg
Grensing, will be on the bench
when the Blue Raiders take on
Michigan State Friday.
Let the games begin!
MIDDLE TENNESSEE
STATE VS.
MICHIGAN STATE
ST. LOUIS, MISSOURI
1:45 p.m. Friday, CBS
Grensing is in his fourth
season as an assistant coach
at Middle Tennessee State,
which is located if Murfreesboro, Tenn. The 54-year-old
coach has plenty of experience
as he previously made stints at
Pan American, Kansas State,
Creighton and UNLV.
This will be the 15th time
Grensing will be coaching in
an NCAA Tournament, which
also included six at Creighton
and three at UNLV.
A native of Council Grove,
Grensing played at ICC for a
two-year stint that saw the
Pirates go 62-6. He was the
team’s sixth
man
during its run
to the 1977
NJCAAA national championship.
Grensing went on
to play at
Southwest
Grensing
Texas State,
where
the
Bobcats went 49-13 in his two
seasons with a third-place finish at the NAIA Tournament in
1979.
Middle Tennessee State —
seeded No. 15 in the Midwest
Region — are heading to the
NCAA Tournament for the second time in four seasons after
claiming the Conference USA
Tournament
championship
last Saturday. The Blue Raiders are currently 24-9 overall.
WEST VIRGINIA VS.
STEPHEN F. AUSTIN
BROOKLYN, N.Y.
6:10 p.m. Friday, CBS
Phillip is likely a former Pirate player that many ICC fans
still remember as he was just
a member of the squad two
years ago.
During the 2013-14 campaign, Phillip — originally
from Brooklyn, N.Y., the site
of
Friday’s
game — averaged 18.7
points,
6.7
rebounds
and 4.3 assists
during
Indep e n d e n c e ’s
Jayhawk
ConferencePhillip
Eastern Division championship season. He shot 55
percent from the field and
38 percent from three-point
range to be named the Jayhawk East Player of the Year.
He also earned all-region honors and was the conference’s
Freshman of the Year.
That success allowed Phillip
to make the jump to Division
I after just one season at the
junior college ranks. Now in
his second season at West Virginia, he has not disappointed.
He has been a key contributor to the Mountaineers this
season as they finished second
in the Big 12 conference and
was the runner-up to Kansas
in last week’s Big 12 Tournament in Kansas City.
A year after averaging 4.1
points per contest, Phillip has
played in 34 games this season, averaging 22.4 minutes.
He is shooting 42.9 percent
Home field against Allen unkind to Pirates
BY BRIAN THOMAS
[email protected]
INDEPENDENCE — After squeezing
past Allen in the opener of a four-game
set, the Independence Community College
baseball team dropped the final three
games, capped off with a pair of home
losses, 3-2 and 7-4, on Saturday at Emerson Field.
ICC’s three-game skid has the team
at 13-11 overall and 4-4 in the Jayhawk
Conference-Eastern Division. The Pirates
are currently in a four-way tie for fourth
place in the standings.
In Saturday’s opener, Independence
had a tough time getting the bats going
as it finished with just six hits, including
three from Jordan Payne.
The teams were locked up at 2-all after
five innings when the Red Devils plated
what would be the winning run in the top
of the seventh.
Austin Feathers also had a pair of hits
for the Pirates.
Starting pitcher Bobby Cox went the
distance, taking the loss despite allowing just two earned runs on seventh hits
while striking out two.
As for game two of the doubleheader,
ICC trailed 3-0 after five innings when it
cut the difference to one with a pair in
the sixth. Allen came back to take control
with one in the eight and three more in
the ninth.
Although the Pirates did score a pair
in their final at-bat, it was not enough to
salvage a split of the twin bill.
Brock Zanca and Tony Kline had two
hits each for ICC. As a team, the Pirates
had eight total hits.
The start of the four-game set actually
started on a winning note for Independence last Thursday with a one-run victory over the Red Devils.
ICC led throughout the contest, including 3-2 after four innings, 6-3 after
five and 9-5 after six. The Pirates came
through with a big insurance run in the
seventh, which proved to be huge down
the stretch after Allen struck for four in
the bottom half of the seventh.
Independence finished the game with
12 hits, including a 4-for-4 performance
from Dakota Morse. Feathers and Jordan
Baughman added two hits each for the Pirates.
Gatlin Wilson (1-1) was the victorious
pitcher for ICC as he allowed two earned
runs on four hits while striking out three
in six innings of work. Dante Richardson
picked up his fifth save of the season.
Game two of that doubleheader turned
into a slugfest as Allen scored four runs
in the bottom of the ninth to rally for the
victory.
The Pirates suffered the loss despite
holding an 8-0 lead in the third inning. In
fact, ICC led 14-8 as late as the seventh
inning before Allen mounted the comeback.
Morse had three of the Pirates’ 12 hits
in the contest. Also recording multiple
hits were Jordan Payne and Thomas Solorio with two each.
ICC returns to conference action at
home today with a doubleheader against
Fort Scott set for 2 p.m. at Emerson Field.
The Pirates make the return trip to Fort
Scott for a 1 p.m. twin bill on Saturday.
Independence will step out of conference play on Tuesday to host Northern
Oklahoma-Tonkawa at 3 p.m.
Lady Pirates use third inning to defeat Brown Mackie
BY BRIAN THOMAS
[email protected]
INDEPENDENCE — A five-run third
inning sent the Independence Community College softball team to a 9-4 victory
over Brown Mackie in the opening game
of a doubleheader last Thursday at Volunteer Field.
The Lady Pirates went on to sweep
the twin bill with a 9-1 win in game two.
By taking both games, ICC improved to
6-6 overall on the season.
In the opening game against Brown
Mackie, the teams were locked up at
1-all after two innings. That’s when Independence struck for five runs in the
third to take control. ICC pushed its
lead to 8-1 after four innings and never
looked back.
The Lady Pirates finished with 11
hits, including three from Hanna Harris.
Madison Hussey and Megan Scott also
had two hits each.
Heather Breslin was the winning
pitcher for ICC as she allowed three
earned runs on nine hits while striking
out four in six innings of work.
As for game two, Independence took
control of that one early on. ICC picked
up three runs in the first and then added
three in the fourth for a 6-1 edge. The
Lady Pirates put the game away with a
three-run sixth.
ICC finished the game with 12 hits —
two each from Jordan Hill, Morgan Kornegay and Abby Shelton.
Gillian Shafe earned the win for the
Lady Pirates in game two, allowing one
earned run on three hits while striking
out four in the complete-game effort.
Independence was also scheduled to
host North Central Missouri in a pair of
games on Monday, but those games were
cancelled.
Up next, ICC will host Labette in the
Jayhawk Conference-Eastern Division
opener set for 2 p.m. at Volunteer Field.
The Lady Pirates follow that up with trips
to Montgomery County rival Coffeyville
on Saturday and Cowley on Tuesday.
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West Virginia heads
into the tournament with
a 26-8 overUnderwood
all
record
and the No. 3
seed in the East Region.
On the other bench in that
contest will be Underwood,
who is in his third season as
the head coach at Stephen F.
Austin. During his time with
the Lumberjacks, he has directed the squad to an 88-13
overall mark that included an
upset of fifth-seeded Virginia
Commonwetlth in the second
round of the 2014 NCAA Tornament.
In his tenure at SFA, Underwood has earned numerous
honors, including Southland
Conference Coach of the Year,
Joe B. Hall Award for the nation’s top first-year coach,
a finalist for the Jim Phelan
Award for top Division I coach
and the Hugh Durham Award
for the top mid-major coach.
Underwood, who was originally from McPherson, played
basketball at Independence as
he helped the Pirates to a 30-9
mark and runner-up finish
at the 1984 NJCAA National
Tournament in Hutchinson. He
was named to the NJCAA AllTournament Team after scoring a season-high 30 points in
ICC’s opening-round contest.
He went on to transfer to
Kansas State, where he graduated in 1986. He would later
become an assistant coach at
K-State from 2006-12. The
52-year-old Underwood was
also the head coach at Dodge
City Community College (198892) and Daytona Beach Community College (2003-06), as
well as an assistant at Western
Illinois (1992-2003) and South
Carolina (2012-13).
CCC baseball team suffers
setback, record now 9-15
BY BRIAN THOMAS
[email protected]
WARNER, Okla. — It was a
rough day for the Coffeyville
Community College baseball
team on Tuesday as it suffered
an 18-0 non-conference loss at
Connors State (Okla.).
That setback dropped the
Red Ravens to 9-15 overall.
They were coming off a doubleheader sweep at Fort Scott
on Saturday in which they suffered 15-1 and 13-2 loss to the
Greyhounds. CCC is currently
3-5 in the Jayhawk Conference-Eastern Division.
After a scoreless first inning on Tuesday, things got
ugly in a hurry for Coffeyville.
The Cowboys struck for eight
runs in the second inning and
added nine more in the third
for a 17-0 edge.
That proved to be more
than enough as the Ravens
lost the seven-inning contest.
No statistics were available
from that contest.
CCC faced a similar situation at the start of Saturday’s
doubleheader at Fort Scott.
The
Greyhounds
jumped
ahead 4-0 after one inning
and 15-0 after two in game
one of the twin bill.
The Red Ravens managed
just one run the entire contest
— a single tally in the fifth inning.
Coffeyville had just three
hits, including two from Trent
McMaster.
In game two, CCC found itself in a hole early yet again,
trailing 4-0 after three innings. This time, it wasn’t
until the sixth inning when
the Greyhounds took control,
striking for three that inning
and six more in the seventh to
put things out of reach.
McMaster led the way as he
had two of Coffeyville’s six hits
in the contest.
Last Thursday, the Red Ravens managed a split of games
to open the four-game set at
Walter Johnson Park, losing
the opener 6-5 before winning
the second contest 11-8.
In the opener, CCC jumped
ahead 3-0 after three innings
and continued to hold a 4-3
lead heading into the sixth.
That’s when the Greyhounds
struck for three runs to take
the lead for good.
The Red Ravens did manage to salvage a win later in
the day.
Things weren’t looking good
for the host team as it trailed
8-7 in the bottom half of the
eighth. But CCC struck for four
runs in that inning and held on
in the ninth for the victory.
Coffeyville had nine hits,
including two each from Cole
Sanderson, Jose Carasquillo
and Parker Smejkal.
The Red Ravens return to
Jayhawk East action today
with a doubleheader at Kansas City. They will cap off the
four-game conference set with
the Blue Devils on Saturday
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Cherryvale
Thursday, March 17, 2016
Montgomery County Chronicle
CHERRY BLOSSOM FESTIVAL • MAY 5-7
Carnival, train rides included
in festival’s activities roster
BY DONNA CELAYA
[email protected]
The Cherryvale Chamber of Commerce
board of directors agreed on March 9 to add a
three-day carnival and a day of passenger train
rides to its lineup of family fun on May 6 and 7
at Logan Park.
The chamber hosted a public planning session on March 4 at the Cherryvale Community
Center, when the topic of a carnival first was
discussed at any length. Some of those present
at the time had expressed reservations about
having a carnival at the festival, and favored
hosting a carnival in the fall to place the emphasis on the other Cherry Blossom vendors,
many of whom travel distances to attend. The
chamber board, however, decided to proceed
with the carnival at the annual May festival.
The carnival will set up on Thursday, May 5,
and run through Saturday, May 7.
Shirley Ann Hogben said the Cherryvale
Choo-Choo will be offer 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. Advance tickets are available
now at the Leatherock Hotel B&B, People’s
State Bank, Community National Bank and at
Cherryvale City Hall. Call Hogben at (620) 3363350 for more information or to order tickets.
The annual weekend celebration usually
features about 60 food, merchandise and craft
vendors, the traditional car show, 5k run and
the firemen’s water fight. Also returning after a
successful premiere last year are the cherry pie
baking and eating contests. Call Tracy Cunningham at (620)313-0046 for information about
the pie baking and eating contests.
“We’re planning the Cherry Blossom Festi-
Spring break church camp
The Cherryvale United Methodist Church hosted the free Spring Break Kids’ Camp “Mysteries of
the Messiah” from March 14-18 for children through sixth grade. The church also provided the 43
participants with transportation as needed and lunch. Here, Jayce Simmon focuses intently on
painting a cardboard cross he chose during the craft portion of the afternoon. (Photo by Donna
Celaya)
val to be bigger and even better this year,” said
Chamber president Janet Plumley. “In addition
to the usual popular events, such as a great variety of vendors, live music, the car show and
the 5k run, we have the firemen coming back
with their water fight and we’re looking for
someone, maybe a church or youth group, to
run the cake walk and kids’s games, and a dunk
tank.” A Christian band will play from 9-11 a.m.
on Saturday, May 7, and Back Roads Band will
play from 7-9 p.m. on Friday, May 6, and again
from 1-3 p.m. the next day.
Plumley said Pizza Hut has agreed to feed
lunch and dinner to the musical entertainers,
and the number of other food vendors will be
reduced from the usual 10 or more to eight this
year to allow for the available electric outlets to
be used by the carnival sleeping trailers.
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.
Event planners also will contact Cherryvale
Fire-Rescue and both medical clinics in Cherryvale about manning a first-aid station both
days of the celebration.
For more information, call Plumley at
(620) 330-1884. To reserve booth space, call
Gina Fought at (620) 778-0976, or vendor entry forms can be printed from the Cherryvale
Chamber of Commerce web site. Vendors on
Facebook can go to Cherry Blossom Festival
for the entry form.The cutoff date for reserving
booths is April 15.
Chamber to hold citywide
sales, cleanup days in April
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
Center now offers morning hours, free classes, father/daughter dance
BY DONNA CELAYA
[email protected]
Cherryvale
Community
Center continues to draw increased participation from
Cherryvale residents. The latest evidence of the improvements occurring at the center
are the new shock-absorbing
wood-look flooring in the gymnasiums, free self-enrichment
classes courtesy of the Wildcat
Extension office, and free movies for all ages.
The community center advisory board met on March 10
to discuss activities and plans
for the center. The normal us-
age fees are waived for certain
city-sponsored activities and
events, such as the “Prepare
Kansas” natural disaster and
storm preparedness class coming up at 7 p.m. on Wednesday,
March 28. Everyone is welcome to the free presentation.
The center also will host
other free workshops and
classes, such as hunting safety,
a babysitting course, and an
exercise program for senior
citizens. Dates and times for
those events have not be set.
Zeta Gamma Sorority will
have a Father/Daughter dance
from 6-8 p.m. on Saturday,
April 16 at the community center. Cost is $5 for a father and
one daughter. More than one
daughter likely will cost more.
Details still are being worked
out. The event will include refreshments and attendees will
have the opportunity to purchase photos.
The center will host its second-annual Bicycle Rodeo bike
safety program at 10 a.m. on
Saturday, May 21. Participation is free.
The community center also
offers free family movies. The
movies are announced ahead
of time.
Pres. Carol Staton said she
had observed younger children
opening doors throughout the
center, including the door to
the furnace and utility room.
She said she would be more
comfortable if those doors
were kept locked, and City liaison Hillary Lawrence, city
clerk, said she would instruct
the day and evening workers
at the center to lock them.
And the advisory board discussed the various options for
marking the walking track
at the center. Staton said she
would continue to investigate
the options and report back to
Pastor John Chastain said. Sunday morning service
time is 10:30 a.m. The Rev.
Louie P. Celaya will be the
guest preacher on Palm Sunday, March 20. Pastor John
will lead the Easter services on
March 27. Everyone is invited
to both special services. Easter
Sunday morning starts with a
fellowship breakfast at 9:15
a.m., followed by the service
at 10:30. The church also serves a
free community dinner in the
church gymnasium at 5:30
p.m. every Wednesday, and
everyone is welcome to attend. UPCOMING EVENTS
Good Friday
Service to be held
The Cherryvale Ministerial
Association will host a community Good Friday worship
service from noon to 1 p.m. on
Friday, March 25, at the Assembly of God Church, corner
of South Montgomery and East
4th streets.
Everyone is welcome to attend, as we remember the
death of Jesus on the cross.
There will be two 30-minute
times of meditation that will
include prayer, meditation,
scripture, and time for silent
reflection. Attendees can participate in one or both segments.
Easter egg hunt
at care center Cherryvale Nursing and Rehabilitation Center will host an
Easter egg hunt for children
ages 0 through 9 starting at
10 a.m. on Saturday, March
26 at the nursing home, 1001
W. Main. The hunt for ages
0-3 starts at 10 a.m.; ages 4-6
start at 10:10; and ages 7-9
seek the colorful plastic eggs
at 10:20. Participants should
bring their own baskets. Winners are those who gather the
most eggs in the time allot-
ted. First- and second-place in
each age category take home
not just the eggs they found,
but an Easter basket with candy and toys, as well.
City council to
meet Monday
Cherryvale City Council will
meet at 7 p.m. on Monday,
March 21, in the council chambers adjacent to the police department. Enter through the
police station at the south end
of the building. All council
meetings are open to the public. An agenda was not ready
by press time.
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First Presbyterian Church
at 211 S. Montgomery, Cherryvale, will celebrate the Lenten season with special services
on Palm Sunday, March 20,
and Easter on March 27. The church, located on the
corner of South Montgomery
and East Fourth streets directly behind Lincoln-Central
Elementary School, extends a
special invitation to come and
worship. “This is a church full
of friendly and loving people,”
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Normal costs to use the
community center are $10 a
month per individual or $1 a
day. Morning hours are 7-11
a.m. Monday through Thursday; and evening hours are 5-9
p.m. Monday through Thursday and Saturday. Attendees
ages 12 and younger must be
accompanied by a responsible
adult or member over the age
of 13.
Also available in addition to
the two large gyms and basketball court are a fully functional
kitchen, game room and classrooms. Additional fees apply
for the public to rent the facility or portions of it.
The community center advisory board meets next at 1:30
p.m. Thursday, April 21 at the
community center on South
Liberty St. The meetings are
open to the public. Call Lawrence at City Hall, (620)3362776, for more information
and rental availability of the
center.
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
before 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 April
13.
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Library offers basic computer classes
Cherryvale Public Library, 329 E. Main,
will host a three-part basic computer
class for beginners. Absolutely no prior
computer experience is needed. The classes run for three consecutive
Tuesday afternoons on April 5, 12 and 19.
Each session starts at 1 p.m. The classes
include:
•”How do I turn this thing on?” on April
2. The class covers the basic parts of the
computer, being safe online, and setting
up and using e-mail.
• Next is “Windows on the Computer,”
on April 12. This session teaches how to
do searches, using the Internet to find
information, what Google is and how to
“Bing.”
• The final session on April 19 is “Socializing on the Computer.” It covers playing games on the computer and online,
and using sites like Facebook. Participants with no experience will
need to attend session 1 for sure, but
those with limited experience can attend
one, two or all three sessions. Attendance
at all three sessions is recommended,
since they build on each other. Each session costs $5.
Call the library at (620) 336-3460 for
more details or to register.
Cherryvale FFA earns gold at dairy cattle contest
John and Kathy Chastain
Chastains celebrate
golden anniversary
John and Kathy Chastain of Parsons celebrated their 50th
wedding anniversary with renewal of their marriage vows on
Feb. 13. The ceremony at the First Presbyterian Church in Cherryvale was followed by a reception in the church gymnasium.
John and Kathleen (Sullivan) Chastain were married on Feb.
12, 1966 at Seneca Assembly of God in Wichita, Kan., by the
Rev. James K. Bridges. The Chastains have served as pastors for
more than 45 years for several churches in Kansas. They are
semi-retired now, and they currently pastor First Presbyterian
Church in Cherryvale.
They have lived in Parsons for 26 years, and they formerly
were the pastors at First Assembly of God in Parsons.
The Chastains have four children: Craig and his wife, Amy, of
Exeter, N.H.; Nikole Cohen and her husband, Dale, of Syracuse,
N.Y.; Catherine and her husband, Jeff Diggs, of McPherson,
Kan.; and D.J. and his wife, Kellie, of Hutchinson, Kan. They
also have nine grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren.
Their children presented them with a special Golden Anniversay gift - a cruise to the Caribbean.
The couple are thankful for the many friendships they have
developed over the years, and they would like to thank everyone
for the cards and gifts.
Trail Writers, Kansas Authors
Club welcome all writers
Trail Writers writing club
members met most recently
on March 1 with eight in attendance, including president
Joyce Long, vice president
Dana Peugh, treasurer Tammie Logan, members Leslie
Mills, Ed Read, John Broughton, Kira Christmas and Crystal Harper, and guest Christa
Letcher. Everyone took turns reading
what they had written since
the February meeting and
agreed to the topic, “Something With a Twist,” or “April
Fools” for the April 5 meeting,
and Mills won the door prize.
The group also discussed
the Kansas Authors Club District 3 writing contest. Deadline is April 1. Call District 3
president Joyce Long for more
details at (620) 515-4039.
Trail Writers, a chapter
of KAC District 3, welcomes
all writers - creative, technical, academic and journalistic. Since 1904, the KAC has
offered the opportunity to all
writers to share experiences
and problems unique to their
professions, not only to novices, but also to authors of national reputation.
While magazines and books
may be helpful in improving writing skills, there is no
substitute for the camaraderie enjoyed or the expertise
developed when writers meet
to listen, discuss and analyze
their craft in an atmosphere of
mutual support and respect.
Trail Writers meets at 6:30
p.m. on the first Tuesday of
each month in the lower-level
meeting room at Cherryvale
Public Library, 326 E. Main St.
Membership and attendance
are free.
Everyone with a love of the
written word is welcome. Call
President Joyce Long at (620)
515-4039 or Vice President
Dana Peugh at (620) 313-9286
for more information.
CALLING ALL
IOLA — The Cherryvale
FFA Chapter recently sent local members to Allen County
Community College to compete
in multiple district contests.
Contests for the day included
agricultural sales, poultry, and
the dairy cattle contest.
The dairy cattle B team
came home with a first-place
finish. MaKayla Hurd and Colben Dodson finished as the top
two individuals. Colben placed
second, while MaKayla took
the top spot. Dalton Flatt was
also a part of the team and finished close behind.
The dairy cattle A team was
a two-man team consisting of
Tyler Sale and Tyler Cotterill.
They finished seventh overall
as a team.
Cherryvale also had members compete in the poultry
and agricultural sales contests.
The poultry contest tested
Representing Cherryvale at the dairy cattle judging contest at Allen County Community College last week were (left to right) MaKayla Hurd, Tyler Cotterill, Colben Dodson and Dalton Flatt.
(Courtesy photo)
the competitors on a variety
of knowledge of poultry. The A
team finished in seventh place;
team members were Allison
Bryant, Alexa Maulsby, Hydee
Turner, Zack Steed, and Zach
Wood. The agricultural sales
contest was for members to be
trying to sell their agriculturerelated products to judges.
Members that competed in agricultural sales were Trenton
Smedley and Jake Wagner.
Jordan Carinder, reporter
City departments present annual reports
Cherryvale City Council on
March 7 heard brief annual
reports from each department
head. New city administrator
Joel Pile told the council that
he didn’t have much to report, since he joined the city
just two months ago, but city
clerk Hillary Lawrence said
her department’s biggest challenge in 2015 was installing
and implementing the new accounting and billing computer
software. Fire chief Jesse Reed said
his department focused heavily on advanced training and
will continue that this year. Police chief Perry Lambert
said his officers faced and
performed very well during
an unusually “dangerous year
for us” in 2015. In addition to
staying in top of those conditions and cases from last year,
his department is working on
employee retention, he said. Public Works director Wade
Webber said his crew weathered some turnover in its
ranks, plus working to correct
some infiltration problems
that occurred as the result of
an additional 20 inches of rain
last year.
Pile thanked the department heads for their reports,
which he said give the council
a better idea of their strengths
and at the same time spotlight some opportunities for
growth.
The council also agreed to
accept and file agendas and
minutes from the Cherryvale
Pubic Library board of trustees meetings and the Cherryvale Community Center ad-
visory board meetings. “We appreciate Joel collecting and providing these
for us,” said councilor Randy
Wagoner. Mayor John Wright
agreed. “It’s a big help to us to
know what everyone is doing,”
he said.
Police officers
endure tough
year, chief says
Cherryvale Police Chief Perry Lambert referred to 2015 at
a “dangerous year” for law enforcement and for the public.
In his annual report to the
Cherryvale City Council on
March 7, Lambert said the men
and women in his department
“have met each challenge with
pride, dedication and professionalism and I am proud of
our accomplishments, just as
I am proud of the trusting relationship we have built and
continue to strengthen with
you, our citizens.”
He said police work, in general, faced several challenges
in 2015, each of which made
police departments across the
nation take a look at strengthening the level of trust between their offices and the
public they serve. Cherryvale
was no different. “We came
out of 2015 wiser and stronger, ready to take on 2016
with renewed vigor,” he said.
Cherryvale PD responded to
1,770 calls involving 291 separate cases and resulting in 190
citations last year, and the department added a sixth officer,
thanks to a grant to cover that
salary. The department also
executed nine search warrants for various offenses,
most of which involved narcotics.
Murder
There was one category
that jumped a full 100 percent: the department worked
with another department on
one murder case in 2015, the
only one on record for the time
period of 2010-2015.
Officer down
The highest-profile case
involved a high-speed chase
that started in Oklahoma, escalated to an exchange of gunfire with one Oklahoma officer
wounded, and ended hours
later with the suspect surrounded by officers from Cherryvale and other jurisdictions,
and captured in rural Liberty.
Drive-by shooting
The year’s single drive-by
shooting resulted in the capture and arrest of the suspects
involved, Nicholas Nickle,
Sean St. Clair, and Michelle
Wantland. Charges against
the trio included criminal discharge of a firearm at an occupied dwelling, aggravated
assault, distribution of methamphetamine, distribution of
drug paraphernalia, and criminal possession of a firearm by
a convicted felon.
A quick review of some statistics from the past five years
reveals the number of calls
for almost all categories has
risen. Part of that is due to the
more efficient Enterpol system
of incident reporting that the
department implemented in
2013. That year, for example,
the number of animal-related
complaints jumped from 28 in
2012 to 93 in 2013. The number of animal-related calls
hadn’t actually increased that
dramatically, but the ease and
more efficient method of reporting calls had.
According to Lambert’s
report, the most numerous
calls the department handled
last year dealt with theft, 59,
down from 100 in 2014; and
animal-related calls, 59, down
from 87 a year earlier. Other
high-volume calls were for
burglary/theft, 45, up from 43;
domestic violence battery, 46,
down from 58; and disorderly
conduct, 46, up from 45.
On a happier note, the department continues to offer its
Explorers training program
for young men and women
ages 14-20. the Explorers assisted last year at the Cherry
Blossom Festival and with
traffic control during the citywide clean-up event, 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 food, using
donations from local citizens
and businesses.
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A summary of the Cherryvale Fire-Rescue Department’s 2015 report was printed in the March 10 issue of the
Montgomery County Chronicle.
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Grown-Up Busy Hands
Cherryvale Public Library offers adults ages 18 and older a chance to gather for some socializing and handi-work from 1-3 p.m. every Thursday. Assistant librarian Tammie Logan said participants don’t have to be “crafty” to enjoy a cup of coffee and a relaxing
couple of hours visiting and working on adult coloring pages or their knitting or other crafts. “Patty (Hornback) taught another lady
how to knit last week,” Logan said. “It’s just a fun time, and everyone is invited. And it ends at 3 o’clock, just in time for parents to pick
up their kids from school right across the street.” Here, from left to right, are Peggy Hobart, Patty Hornback, Maxine Webber and
Patricia Rutledge. Hornback brought her knitting, while the others relaxed with coloring pages. (Photo by Donna Celaya)
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‘April Foolery’
magic show to
be held at CCC
Award-winning
magician
Terry Elton, as seen at the
World Famous Magic Castle in
Hollywood, along with area favorite Pete Walterscheid, will
present an hour-long magic,
mystery, and mayhem show
that promises a lot of comedy
and fun for the entire family.
This one-of-a-kind show
will take place at SpencerRounds Theater on the Coffeyville Community College
campus at 7:30 p.m., Friday,
April 1. Admission is free. The
show is being sponsored by
Coffeyville Community College
Student Government Association.
Terry Elton’s unique blend
of Magic and Comedy have
made him a much sought after entertainer for over 25
years. His performances have
been enjoyed by millions of
people and have taken him
all over the United States and
Canada. Winning awards for
Ford-Wulf-Bruns Chapel of Coffeyville recently donated several children’s car seats and several dozen stuffed animals to the Coffeyville Police Department for placement in police vehicles. The car seats will be used to transport small children while the stuffed
animals will be given to children during times of distress or emergency. Pictured are (left to right) Ed Rutherford, Coffeyville Police
Department; Clyde Kastler, Ford-Wulf-Bruns; Kay Boswell, Ford-Wulf-Bruns; Kwin Bromley, Coffeyville police chief; and Richard
Hanks, Ford-Wulf-Bruns director. (Photo by Andy Taylor)
Funeral home donates to local police efforts
BY ANDY TAYLOR
[email protected]
Ford-Wulf-Bruns Chapel of Coffeyville
last week assisted the Coffeyville Police
Department with the donation of several
children’s car seats for police cruisers.
Richard Hanks, funeral director, said
Ford-Wulf-Bruns became aware of the
need for children’s car seats in police
vehicles after a local police officer mentioned it in a conversation. That prompted Ford-Wulf-Bruns to open its wallet and
buy four children’s car seats, which are
adaptable for infants, toddlers and small
kids.
“There are times when we need those
car seats whenever we need to transport
a child,” said Kwin Bromley, police chief.
“Having these car seats in our police units
will allow us to offer safety and security to
our youngest passengers.”
Ford-Wulf-Bruns Chapel also purchased several dozen stuffed animals and
bags to give to children during a time of
emergency or distress.
“We have heard about children who
are traumatized during an emergency,
such as a fire or a car wreck. Having these
stuffed animals in the police cars will give
the police officers a chance to offer something that can provide comfort and soothe
the kids in a time of emotional distress,”
said Hanks.
Bromley said all police cruisers will
come equipped with a supply of small,
stuffed animals to give to children in
emergency situations.
Emily Washburn assumes new duty at CCC
Emiy Washburn
. . . CCC Honors
Program director
Coffeyville Community College
will reinstate the Honors Program
in Fall 2016. The program will
motivate and challenge students
academically in and out of the
classroom.
Taking on the role of Honors
Program Director, is Emily Washburn, previous CCC Head Women’s
Basketball Coach. Washburn will
also be taking over the Quiz Bowl
Team.
“I am excited for the change,”
said Washburn. “This position
gives me the opportunity to continue working with students and
make an impact.”
Washburn brings 13 years of
advising experience to the position
and a unique vision of program
growth opportunities.
“I want future students to know
that CCC is a good academic option
for them,” said Washburn. “Often
times, students focus on activities
and athletics, I want them to know
they can do that as well as excel in
the classroom.”
Kiwanis members hear from
commissioner, county clerk
Montgomery County commissioner Fred Brown and
county clerk Charlotte ScottSchmidt were the guest speakers at the March 7 meeting of
the Coffeyville Kiwanis.
Brown said the county commission approves the budget
for all county departments,
elected and appointed. It approves contracts, and enacts
resolutions and regulations to
ensure the public health, safety and well-being of all citizens
of Montgomery County.
There are three members
on the commission with one
commissioner elected from
each of the three commission
districts.
The districts are divided
equally on the basis of population and in accordance with
state statute. Four-year terms
of office are staggered so that
no more than two commissioners are elected at any general
election. Commissioners are
elected on a partisan basis.
The commission meets each
Monday beginning at 9 a.m.,
in the lower level of the Montgomery County Judicial Center, 300 East Myrtle, Independence.
Brown discussed with the
Kiwanis the duties of the
county commissioners. He explained how they analyze and
approve budgets, keep track of
equipment costs and how they
handle specific requests or tax
problems that may come up.
Brown then explained to the
group about mill levy and how
it is figured.
He also explained how they
are now looking to eliminate
or reduce maintenance costs
of miles of gravel, dirt and
paved roads.
This may include returning
to owners the right of ways
that are no longer needed. He
also explained more on the
valuation of properties.
Several will be coming
off the roll soon. He talked
about how some valuations
increased. He and Mrs. ScottSchmidt explained how the
machinery and equipment tax
dollars laws were changed
and how that effects the yearly
budget.
Brown stated he really enjoys his job and working with
his fellow commissioners. It
has been interesting process
and time for him.
Brown and Scott-Schmidt
also answered questions from
the group.
The program’s selection process
will be based on a compilation of
ACT and SAT scores, high school
GPA, writing samples, an interview, and other pertinent materials. Students will then be placed in
various honors level courses with
the intent of graduating with honors.
“I look forward to being a resource that students can utilize,”
said Washburn. “I hope to see
the Honors Program and the Quiz
Bowl Team grow in the future.
his own special brand of magic, The Kansas City Star called
him a “Master of Enchantment.” He’s a member and
performer at the prestigious
Academy of Magical Arts in
Hollywood and can be seen as
an emcee to the World Famous
Magic Castle located in Hollywood.
He will be joined on stage
by another award-winning
magician of the International
Brotherhood of Magicians,
Pete Walterscheid. Pete has
been recognized for his own
brand of magic being chosen
as first runner-up as Magician
of the Year 2014 by the Kansas City chapter. He was chosen as one the acts to recently
close the Kansas City FringeFest this past year and is also
a member of the most prestigious Magic Castle.
For more information, contact (620) 251-7888 or [email protected]
magicbypete.com.
Structure fire claims
three family pets
The Coffeyville Fire Department responded to a structure
fire at 413 N. Willow at approximately 2:30 p.m. on Wednesday,
March 9. Upon arrival, there was heavy smoke throughout the house
and firefighters extinguished the fire with an interior attack.
The house was occupied by James Garoutte III, Melissa Frost
and three children. There were no injuries to occupants or firefighters, however, three pets died as a result of the fire. Damage to the house is estimated at $13,000, and the cause
of the fire is under investigation.
Residents encouraged to apply
for various city boards, posts
The Coffeyville City Commission is accepting applications for
persons interested in serving on the following city boards. The
deadline to receive applications is 5 p.m. Wednesday, April 6. Appointments will be made at the April 12 commission meeting.
Applicants must be present in order to be appointed.
• City planning commission: This seven-member board has
one position available for a three-year term serving to January
1, 2019. The position is to be filled by an applicant outside of but
within three miles of the corporate limits of the City. This Board
meets the first Tuesday of each month at 5:30 p.m.
• Public library board: This seven-member board has two
positions available for four-year terms serving to April 30, 2020,
and one unexpired term serving to April 30, 2018. Applicants
must be city residents. This board meets the second Tuesday of
each month at 5:15 p.m.
Applications for board appointments may be picked up in the
City Clerk’s Office, 11 E. 2nd. In addition, or they are available
and can be filed through the Coffeyville website, www.coffeyville.
com. All applications will be reviewed by the city commission.
Blood drive set for next week in Coffeyville
Across the country, the
American Red Cross is reminding communities that March is
Red Cross Month. In the U.S.,
nearly 5 million patients need
blood transfusions every year.
By making an appointment to
give blood this month, eligible
donors can help the Red Cross
meet patient needs.
The Red Cross relies on the
support of the American public to provide all of the services
we offer. By giving blood, you
support the Red Cross and
help patients in need.
March was initially de-
clared Red Cross Month in
1943, when then-President
Franklin Roosevelt reminded
Americans the Red Cross is
committed to providing blood
products, disaster relief and
emergency social services
across the U.S. and internationally.
Blood donors for a drive to
be held on Monday, March 21
and Tuesday, March 22 at the
First Baptist Church of Coffeyville. Monday’s drive will be
held from 11:45 a.m. to 6 p.m.;
Tuesday’s drive will be held
from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
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for mowing and maintenance from March
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proof of insurance. All persons who will be
assisting with the mowing, etc., must be
listed on the insurance, no one under 18
will be accepted. Bid must include list of
equipment to be used. Send bids to: Oakhill
• FULL-TIME JOB OPPORTUNITY•
THOMPSON BROTHERS
WELDING AND INDUSTRIAL SUPPLY
THOMPSON BROTHERS, MAIN OFFICE STAFF:
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SUCCESSFUL CANDIDATE WILL BE
INVOLVED IN BUT NOT LIMITED TO:
WE ARE A SECURE, SECOND GENERATION FAMILY OWNED BUSINESS ABOUT TO CELEBRATE OUR
70TH ANNIVERSARY. WE OFFER A COMPETITIVE SALARY AND BENEFIT PACKAGE INCLUDING HEALTH
INSURANCE AND 401K WITH MATCH. INTERESTED CANDIDATES SHOULD SUBMIT RESUME ALONG
WITH SALARY HISTORY TO:
ED BARNES
ATTN: HUMAN RESOURCES
THOMPSON BROTHERS SUPPLY, INC.
PO BOX 995
2319 W. 8TH ST, COFFEYVILLE, KS 67337
55
Hereford
Bulls
BID NOTICES
BID NOTICE
The City of Havana will
be taking bids on a 7 foot
heavy duty 3 pt. blade and
a 1977 1 ton Chevrolet
dump truck. Sealed bids
will be accepted starting
March 11, 2016 and will
close on April 11, 2016 at 7
p.m.
The bids will be opened
on April 11, 2016 at the City
meeting at 7 p.m. in the Havana Community Building.
For questions call Dennis
Hodges at 620-870-1390.
Cemetery #13, P. O. Box 131, Chautauqua,
KS 67334. All bids must be mailed. CQ10-3b
__________________________
MOWING BIDS ACCEPTED: The annual
meeting for Lafayette Cemetery Association
is April 8, 2016, at 5 p.m. Any interested
BID NOTICES
AREA SERVICES
parties welcome to attend. At that time we
will open bids that were received by April
4, for mowing three cemeteries in the
township. Send bids to Dixie Selter, 505 N.
Montgomery, Sedan, KS 67361. CQ11-3tp
MCNOWN TREE CARE
Insured, professional tree trimming, removal,
and clean-up.
FREE ESTIMATES
Home: 620-725-4038
Cell: 620-249-1891
“When Experience Counts, Count on Us!”
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__________________________
THOMAS TREE SERVICE: Tree trimming,
removal and stump grinding, have chipper,
grapple and bucket truck. Insured. Call for
free estimates, 620-879-2532 or 620-2498773. CQ-T1-tfn
__________________________
TAYLOR TREES, LLC: Tree and Pasture
Clearing, Insured, Chautauqua and
surrounding counties. Call 620-216-0755. CQ7-tfn
__________________________
CLEAR VISION WINDSHIELD REPAIR: If
you need a rock chip repaired, call Paul Stetz
at 620-725-3265. If we can’t answer, please
leave a message.
CQ40-tfn AREA SERVICES
CATHY’S BOOKKEEPING
Payroll Services and General Bookkeeping 20+ years experience
620-249-5424
[email protected]
CQ9-tfn
__________________________
LAZY BEAR COMPUTERS: in-home
repair and upgrades. We come to you.
620-725-5465, 620-330-0330. www.
lazybearcomputers.com.
[email protected]
lazybearcomputers.com. 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
Bus Mechanic Technician - USD 506
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 dutues as
necessary. Requires physical exertion and 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
www.usd506.org or picked up at the District Office located at
401 S. High School Street, Altamont, Kansas 67330.
Job Vacancy - School Cook at USD 506
USD 506 will accept applications for a School Cook until position is
filled. Duties associated with this position include preparing and serving
food, supervising kitchen operations, working collaboratively with other
staff and interacting positively with students. This a nine-month position,
as the kitchen is operational during the school year only.
A complete job description is available on the district website.
Applications may be submitted on line at
www.usd506.org or picked up at the District Office located at
401 S. High School Street, Altamont, Kansas 67330.
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23rd Production Sale
Thursday, March 24 • Noon
Apartments available at
Westside Homes, Oswego
Apply at Frogley’s
Gun Shop or call
620-778-2458
Three miles south of Lafontaine on Old Highway 39
(Harper Road) and 1 1/2 miles west; or two miles north
of Elk City on Highway 160 to farm sign. Complimentary lunch will be served at 11 a.m.
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EPD sires.
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6075 CR 1950, Elk City, KS 67344 • Call for a Catalog
POOL MANAGER: The City of Sedan
is taking applications for Pool Manager.
Applicants must be certified and are
required to work weekends. All applications
must be returned to City Hall by April 1,
2016, at 4:00 pm. CQ8-6tb
__________________________
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
__________________________
TRANSPORTATION DRIVER: Elk County
Council on Aging is looking for a parttime transportation driver. Responsible
for picking up and taking clients
to appointments in our public transit
vehicle. Must be at least 18 years old, have
a clean driving record and pass drug and
background checks. Apply in person at 134
E. Washington, Howard. CQ11&13-b
__________________________
HOUSEKEEPER: Elk County Council on
Aging is looking for a part-time housekeeper. Must have your own vehicle, be 18 years or
older and pass background checks. Apply in
person at 134 E. Washington, Howard. CQ11&13-b
__________________________
NEWS & FARM DIRECTOR/REPORTER: SEK
Media is looking for a News & Farm Director/
Reporter who wants to join our KGGF AM/
FM-KUSN-KQQF team. Must have excellent
verbal and writing skills, and computer
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.
Two-year-old Pairs & Heifers bred for fall,
& Yearling Heifers ready to breed
Randy McCabe
cell: 620-332-4244
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cell: 620-332-4498
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cell: 620-636-0545
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HELP WANTED
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literate in Microsoft Office to search out,
write and deliver news and features on air,
digital and mobile technologies. Position
prefers farm and ranch knowledge. Sports
play-by-play is a plus. Valid driver’s license
required. Approximate start date: June 1,
2016. Pick up application at 306 W. 8th
St., Coffeyville, KS 67337 or download an
application: www.KUSNradio.com. Email
to: [email protected] or mail: P.O.
Box 1100, Bartlesville, OK 74005. Equal
Opportunity Employers. MC-S11-1tb
__________________________
DATA ENTRY CLERK: LABETTE COUNTY
Appraiser’s Office is accepting applications
for a Data Entry Clerk. Duties include basic
office work, computer data entry, answering
phones. Computer experience is a must.
Must work well with others. Minimal travel
will be required for education classes.
Starting salary is $10.58 an hour. We are
an EOE. Please pick up applications at The
Labette County Appraiser’s Office, 501
Merchant St. Oswego, KS or email resume
to [email protected]
For
complete job description call 620-795-2548
ext. 4, ask for Whitney Strickland. Will accept
applications until March 11th. LA9-2tc
__________________________
LIFEGUARDS
AND
CONCESSION
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.
oswegokansas.com or by calling 620-7954433. The city is an equal opportunity
employer. LA10-tf
__________________________
CAN YOU DIG IT? Heavy Equipment
Operator Career! We Offer Training and
Certifications Running Bulldozers, Backhoes
and Excavators. Lifetime Job Placement. VA
Benefits Eligible! 1-866-362-6497. (KCAN)
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TRUCK DRIVERS: OTR Lease & company
driver employment opportunities Available.
Class A CDL + 2 years’ experience required.
Benefits start date of hire. Exceptional pay,
benefits, new equipment. 1-800-709-8997. (KCAN)
TRUCK DRIVERS: Convoy Systems is hiring
Class A drivers to run from Kansas City to the
west coast. Home Weekly! Great Benefits!
www.convoysystems.com Call Tina ext. 301
or Lori ext. 303 1-800-926-6869. (KCAN)
The deadline
for submitting a
classified ad is 5
p.m., Monday.
Thursday, March 17, 2016
Montgomery County Chronicle
FOR RENT
FOR RENT IN CANEY: Houses for rent in
Caney. Two and three bedrooms, carports
and storage sheds. No pets. Call 620-8792532. tf
Apartments available at
Westside Homes, Oswego.
Apply at Frogley’s
Gun Shop or call
620-795-2801.
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Sunday, March 20, 2-4 p.m.
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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
[email protected]
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___________________________
Let your hometown newspaper be your
source for classified advertisements!
___________________________
PUBLIC NOTICES
(Published in the Montgomery County
Chronicle on Thursday, March 3, 10
and 17, 2016)
IN THE DISTRICT COURT OF
MONTGOMERY COUNTY, Kansas
CIVIL DEPARTMENT
Carrington Mortgage Services, LLC
(Plaintiff)
vs.
Mark L. Bastian; Heather A. Bastian;
John Doe (Tenant/Occupant); Mary
Doe (Tenant/Occupant) (Defendants)
Case No. 16CV12C
Court Number:
Pursuant to K.S.A. Chapter 60
NOTICE OF SUIT
The State Of Kansas, to the abovenamed defendants and the unknown
heirs,
executors,
administrators,
devisees, trustees, creditors and
assigns of any deceased defendants;
the unknown spouses of any
defendants; the unknown officers,
successors, trustees, creditors and
assigns of any defendants that
are existing, dissolved or dormant
corporations; the unknown executors,
administrators, devisees, trustees,
creditors, successors and assigns
of any defendants that are or were
partners or in partnership; the unknown
guardians, conservators and trustees
of any defendants that are minors
or are under any legal disability;
and the unknown heirs, executors,
administrators, devisees, trustees,
creditors and assigns of any person
alleged to be deceased, and all other
persons who are or may be concerned.
You are notified that a Petition
has been filed in the District Court of
Montgomery County, Kansas, praying
to foreclose a real estate mortgage on
the following described real estate:
The North 25 acres of Lot 4, in Section
1, Township 35, Range 15, except
beginning at the NW corner of said
Lot 4, thence South 132 feet, thence
East 330 feet to place of beginning
and except beginning at the SW
corner of the North 25 acres of said
Lot 4, thence North 110 feet, thence
East 396 feet, thence South 110 feet,
thence West 396 feet to the place
of beginning, Montgomery County,
Kansas, commonly known as 1688 CR
3700, Coffeyville, KS.
More accurately described as: The
North 25 acres of Lot 4, in Section
1, Township 35, Range 15, EXCEPT
beginning at the NW corner of said
Lot 4, thence South 132 feet, thence
East 330 feet; thence North 132 feet;
thence West 330 feet to place of
beginning and EXCEPT beginning at
the SW corner of the North 25 acres
of said Lot 4, thence North 110 feet,
thence East 396 feet, thence South
110 feet, thence West 396 feet to
the place of beginning, Montgomery
County, Kansas, commonly known
as 1688 CR 3700, Coffeyville, KS.,
commonly known as 1688 CR 3700,
Coffeyville, KS 67337-9417 (the
“Property”)
and all those defendants who have not
otherwise been served are required to
plead to the Petition on or before the
13th day of April, 2016, in the District
Court of Montgomery County,Kansas.
If you fail to plead, judgment and
decree will be entered in due course
upon the Petition.
NOTICE
Pursuant to the Fair Debt Collection
Practices Act, 15 U.S.C. §1692c(b), no
information concerning the collection of
this debt may be given without the prior
consent of the consumer given directly
to the debt collector or the express
permission of a court of competent
jurisdiction. The debt collector is
attempting to collect a debt and any
information obtained will be used for
that purpose.
Prepared By:
SouthLaw, P.C.
Mark Mellor (KS #10255)
245 N. Waco, Suite 410
Wichita, KS 67202
(316) 684-7733
(316) 684-7766 (Fax)
Attorneys for Plaintiff
(73169)
____________________________
(Published in the Montgomery County
Chronicle on Thursday, March 3, 10
and 17, 2016)
IN THE DISTRICT COURT OF
MONTGOMERY COUNTY, KANSAS
THE BANK OF NEW YORK
MELLON, AS INDENTURE TRUSTEE
UNDER
INDENTURE
DATED
AS OF NOVEMBER 5, 2009 OF
NATIONSTAR HOME EQUITY LOAN
TRUST 2009-A (Plaintiff)
vs.
JOE SOLIS, et. al. (Defendants)
Case No. 2014-CV-000200I
Div. No.
K.S.A. 60
Mortgage Foreclosure
NOTICE OF
SHERIFF’S SALE
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 2014-CV000200I, 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
March 24, 2016, at 2:00 P.M., of said
day the following described real estate
located in the County of Montgomery,
State of Kansas, to wit:
LOT 9, BLOCK 2, CORWINS
ADDITION TO THE CITY OF
INDEPENDENCE, MONTGOMERY
COUNTY, KANSAS. Commonly
known as 1208 North 6th Street,
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.
SHAPIRO & KREISMAN, LLC
Attorneys for Plaintiff
4220 Shawnee Mission Parkway
Suite 418B
Fairway, KS 66205
(913)831-3000
Fax No. (913)831-3320
Our File No. 14-007552/jm
____________________________
(Published in the Montgomery County
Chronicle on Thursday, March 10, 17
and 24, 2016)
IN THE DISTRICT COURT OF MONTGOMERY COUNTY, KAN., SITTING
AT COFFEYVILLE
IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE
OF CHARLENE NAN SELLERS,
DECEASED
Case NO. 15 PR-4 C
NOTICE OF HEARING
THE STATE OF KANSAS TO ALL
PERSONS CONCERNED:
You are hereby notified that on the
7th day of March, 2016, a Petition was
filed in this Court by Kristin Schneider,
Executor of the Estate of Charlene Nan
Sellers, deceased, praying for a final
settlement of the estate, approval of
her acts, proceedings, and accounts as
Executor, allowance for attorney’s fees
and expenses, determination of the
heirs, devisees, and legatees entitled
to the estate and assignment to them
in accordance with the Will of Charlene
Nan Sellers, deceased.
You are required to file your written
defenses thereto on or before the 5th
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
REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS (‘RFP’)
FOR SALE AND DEVELOPMENT
OF CITY OWNED PROPERTY
The City of Caney, Kansas is seeking proposals for the sale and development of the buildings and land located at 112 North Spring Street
(Tract 1), 116 North Spring Street (Tract 2) and 109 South State Street
(Tract 3). Tract 1 consist of two structures and land, Tract 2 is an undeveloped lot with a concrete pad and Tract 3 is a structure located on
the alley between Spring Street and State Street south of 4th Street
and north of 5th Street. Proposals to be submitted on or before April
15, 2016 at 1:00 p.m. Additional information regarding the Property
and the RFP required process may be requested through the office of
the City Clerk at 1-620-879-2772.
City of Caney
due course upon the Petition.
KRISTIN SCHNEIDER, petitioner
HALL LEVY DEVORE BELL OTT & KRITZ
815 Union, P. O. Box 9
Coffeyville KS 67337
(620) 251-1300
Attorneys for Petitioner
____________________________
(Published in the Montgomery County
Chronicle on Thursday, March 17, 24
and 31, 2016)
IN THE DISTRICT COURT OF MONTGOMERY COUNTY, KAN., SITTING
AT COFFEYVILLE
JAMES ROMINES (Plaintiff)
vs.
DONNA V. HARRIS; et al. (Defendant)
CASE NO. 2016 CV 17C
NOTICE OF SUIT
THE STATE OF KANSAS to DONNA V. HARRIS; the unknown heirs,
executors, administrators, devisees,
trustees, creditors, and assigns of such
of the defendants as may be deceased;
the unknown spouses of the defendants; the unknown officers, successors, trustees, creditors and assigns
of such defendants that is an existing,
dissolved or dormant corporation; the
unknown executors, administrators,
devisees, trustees, creditors, successors and assigns of a defendant that
is or was in partnership; the unknown
guardians and trustees of such of the
defendants as are minor or are under
any legal disability; and all other persons who are or may be concerned:
YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that
a Petition has been filed in the District
Court Montgomery County, Kansas,
sitting at Coffeyville, by JAMES ROMINES and praying for judgment quieting the title to the real estate described
in the Petition.
You are required to plead to the Petition by or before the 27 day of April,
2016, at 9:00 o’clock a.m., in said court,
in the City of Coffeyville, Montgomery
County, Kansas. Should you fail to
plead, judgment and decree will be entered in due course upon the Petition.
JAMES ROMINES, petitioner
HALL LEVY DEVORE BELL OTT & KRITZ
815 UNION P.O. BOX 9
Coffeyville, KS 67337
(620) 251-1300
Attorneys for Plaintiff
____________________________
(Published in the Montgomery County
Chronicle on Thursday, March 17, 24
and 31, 2016)
IN THE DISTRICT COURT OF MONTGOMERY COUNTY, KAN., CIVIL
DEPARTMENT
JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A. (Plaintiff)
vs.
Aaron J. Adame; John Doe (Tenant/
Occupant); Mary Doe (Tenant/Occupant); State of Kansas, Department
for Children and Families f/k/a Department of Social and Rehabilitation Services; Tiffany D. Adame a/k/a
Tiffany D. Easter (Defendants)
Case No. 16CV18C
Court Number:
Pursuant to K.S.A. Chapter 60
NOTICE OF SUIT
The State Of Kansas, to the abovenamed defendants and the unknown
heirs, executors, administrators, devisees, trustees, creditors and assigns
of any deceased defendants; the unknown spouses of any defendants;
the unknown officers, successors,
trustees, creditors and assigns of any
defendants that are existing, dissolved
or dormant corporations; the unknown
executors, administrators, devisees,
trustees, creditors, successors and
assigns of any defendants that are or
were partners or in partnership; the
unknown guardians, conservators and
trustees of any defendants that are minors or are under any legal disability;
and the unknown heirs, executors, administrators, devisees, trustees, creditors and assigns of any person alleged
to be deceased, and all other persons
who are or may be concerned.
You are notified that a Petition has
been filed in the District Court of Montgomery County, Kansas, praying to
foreclose a real estate mortgage on the
following described real estate:
Lot 28, Block 1, Queen City First
Addition to the City of Coffeyville,
Montgomery County, Kansas
ALSO DESCRIBED AS:
Lot Twenty-eight (28), Block One (1),
Queen City First Addition to the City
of Coffeyville, Montgomery County,
Kansas, according to the recorded
plat thereof, commonly known as 1010
West 4th Street, Coffeyville, KS 67337
(the “Property”)
and all those defendants who have not
otherwise been served are required to
plead to the Petition on or before the
27th day of April, 2016, in the District
Court of Montgomery County,Kansas.
If you fail to plead, judgment and decree will be entered in due course upon
the Petition.
NOTICE
Pursuant to the Fair Debt Collection
Practices Act, 15 U.S.C. §1692c(b), no
information concerning the collection of
this debt may be given without the prior
consent of the consumer given directly
to the debt collector or the express permission of a court of competent jurisdiction. The debt collector is attempting
to collect a debt and any information
obtained will be used for that purpose.
Prepared By:
SouthLaw, P.C.
Blair T. Gisi (KS #24096)
245 N. Waco, Suite 410
Wichita, KS 67202
(316) 684-7733
(316) 684-7766 (Fax)
Attorneys for Plaintiff
(164990)
CROSSWORD PUZZLES
THEME: THE 1920S
ACROSS
1. Incited
6. Presidents’ Day mo.
9. Pig trough stuff
13. “The Stars and Stripes Forever” composer
14. *”Happy Days Are Here
Again,” ____ Reisman and His
Orchestra
15. *Josephine Baker’s turf
16. Blood fluid
17. Will Ferrell’s Christmas
character
18. Conical dwelling
19. *First Winter Olympics
country
21. *Female pioneer
23. Uh-huh
24. Classic sci-fi video game
25. Boxer’s punch
28. Hoodwink
30. Noble gas
34. Exclamation of sorrow
36. Lord’s servant
38. Muslim ruler honorific
40. Central Time ____
41. North Pole workforce
43. Dwarf buffalo
44. Some sorority girls
46. South American monkey
47. Like gum after novocaine
shot
48. Poisonous plant
50. Fill beyond full
52. Epitome of easiness
53. Satellite TV provider
55. Final, abbr.
57. *Black day
61. *Lindbergh’s ____ of St.
Louis
64. “Round up the ____ suspects!”
65. Major network
67. Healer
69. Capital of Switzerland
70. India’s smallest state
71. In an unfriendly manner
72. Greek god of love
73. It often goes with “flow”
74. Magnetic field strength
unit
DOWN
1. Sixth sense
2. Subject of “A Good Walk
Spoiled”
3. ____ gum, food additive
4. Literary composition
5. *F. Scott Fitzgerald’s “The
Beautiful and the ____”
6. What refugees do
7. Snakelike fish
8. Very successful
9. Take one of these at a time
10. Nordic native
11. Curved molding
12. Jurist
15. Pollen producer
20. Malaria to Bill Gates, e.g.
22. Salmon on a bagel
24. Ascetic Muslim monk
25. *____ Age
26. Healing plants
27. Swahili or Zulu
29. Fox’ coat
31. Indian restaurant staple
32. Come clean
33. One of the Judds
35. Clothes line
37. Cheese on Peloponnese
39. *Iconic baseball player
42. Abdominal exercise
45. Equestrian’s seat
49. Foreign intelligence service
51. Provoke
54. Irish playwright John Millington ____
56. Cease-fire
57. Toothpaste holder
58. Consumer
59. Eurozone money
60. “Without,” in French
61. Striker’s foe
62. Part of eye
63. Be a snitch
66. *Hairstyle
68. Shag rug
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