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The Hays Daily News
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adds 214,000
jobs in Oct.
By Jim Puzzanghera
Tribune News Service
The economy posted
another solid, though
somewhat disappointing,
month of job growth in
October, adding 214,000
net new positions while the
unemployment rate fell to
a post-Great Recession low
of 5.8 percent, the Labor
Department said today.
October’s job gains were
down from the previous
month’s upwardly revised
figure of 256,000 and below
economists’ expectations.
But the Labor Department said job growth was
slightly stronger in August
and September than originally estimated, with 31,000
more positions added.
Those revisions pushed
August’s figure to 203,000,
meaning the best streak of
job creation since the 1990s
did not end in the summer,
as was originally thought.
With October’s solid
growth, the economy
now has added more than
200,000 jobs for nine
straight months. That’s the
best performance since a
19-month streak from 199395.
Job creation has averaged
222,000 so far this year.
The unemployment rate
fell 0.1 percentage point to
5.8 percent, the lowest since
July 2008.
The drop came as the
labor force participation rate
ticked up to 62.8 percent,
still historically low.
Wage growth picked up
slightly, with average hourly
earnings rising three cents to
$24.57 in October after being flat the previous month.
Overall, wages were up 2
percent for the 12 months
ended in October. That was
above the 1.7 percent inflation rate.
Lawrence ‘Larry’
Emanuel Bodine
of the home; two daughters,
Paula K. Tajchman and
husband, Lloyd, Topeka, and
Rebecca L. Cole, St. James
Lawrence “Larry” EmanCity, Fla.; two grandchildren,
uel Bodine, 82, Hays, died
Wade A. Tajchman and wife,
Tuesday, Nov. 4, 2014,
Kris, and Rebecca A. Drews
at Hays Medical
and husband, Mike, all of
Topeka; and three greatHe was born
grandchildren, Logan and
Sept. 19, 1932,
Dylan Tajchman and Kaylee
in Enid, Okla., to Harold
Beth Drews, all of Topeka.
Wesley and Margery Olivia
He was preceded in death
(Schafnitt) Bodine.
by his parents.
He married Anna B.
Services will be at 1 p.m.
Woods in
Monday at St. John Lutheran
Church, located 7 miles
1953. He
north of Ellis; burial in the
later marchurch cemetery, with miliried Dolores
tary honors courtesy of the
Legion Riders of Hays and
the Kansas Army National
on Feb. 18,
Guard. A Masonic service
1978, at St.
will take place, led by Tim
John Lutheran Church. He
started his career with the
Visitation will be from 5
Derby Kansas Police Departto 8 p.m. Sunday at Brock’s
ment and then became a
Keithley Funeral Chapel,
Kansas Highway Patrol
2509 Vine, Hays, KS 67601,
Trooper. He also served as
and from 12:30 p.m. until
a pilot during his 23-year
time of service Monday at
career, retiring in 1988.
the church.
He was a U.S. Marine
A prayer service will be at
veteran, serving during the
7 p.m. Sunday, followed by
Korean War and retired from
an Eastern Star service, both
the Army National Guard
at the funeral home.
after 20 years of service.
Memorials are suggested
He was a 60-year member
to the Knight Templar Eye
of the Hays Masonic Lodge
Foundation or Masonic
No. 195, where he has served
Foundation Cancer Research
as master. He was a past
Endowment Foundation in
grand high priest of Kansas,
care of the funeral home.
most illustrious grand master
Condolences can be left by
of Kansas and grand comguestbook at www.keithleyfumander of Kansas. He was or emailed
a past patron of Eastern Star
to keithleyfuneralHays Chapter No. 228 and
[email protected]
served many other appendant Masonic bodies. He was
a member and past president
Donald L. “Don” Butcher,
of the Hays Lions Club. He
82, Hays, died Thursday,
was a past district governor
Nov. 6, 2014, at Via Christi
for the state of Kansas. He
Villages, Hays.
attended St. John Lutheran
Arrangements are pending
Church, Ellis.
Survivors include his wife, at Hays Memorial Chapel
Donald L. ‘Don’ Butcher
Marianna Kistler Beach,
94, Lawrence, died Saturday,
Nov. 1, 2014.
A “program” will be at 2 p.m.
Nov. 16 at the K-State Alumni
Center, Manhattan, followed
by a celebration of life at the
Marianna Kistler Beach Museum of Art, Manhattan.
Doris Louise Davis, 89,
Ness City, died Monday, Nov.
3, 2014, at Trego CountyLemke Memorial Hospital
Additional services
Long Term Care, WaKeeney.
Graveside services will be
at 11:30 a.m. Saturday in
Utica Cemetery; cremation
has taken place.
Ruby June Werner, 83,
Phillipsburg, died Wednesday, Nov. 5, 2014, at Smith
County Memorial Hospital,
Smith Center.
Services will be at a11 a.m.
Saturday at Olliff-Boeve Memorial Chapel, Phillipsburg; in-
urnment in Fairview Cemetery,
Phillipsburg. Friends can sign
the book from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Friday at the funeral home.
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daughter, Sue Weber and
husband, Jim, Weber, Oakley;
three grandchildren, Jennifer
Koel, Colby, Joy Heinrich
and husband, Chad, Salina,
Roy F. Sack, 68, Hays,
and Stephen Weber and wife,
died Tuesday, Nov. 4, 2014,
Nicole, Lincoln; and six greatin Hays.
grandchildren, Leighton and
He was born Aug. 28,
Elizabeth Koel, Conner and
1946, in
Camden Weber, and Chris
Hays to
and Irina Otten.
He was preceded in death
and Clara
by his parents; a son, Danny
Goble; a grandson, James
Sack. He
Goble; and two sisters, Imwas a
ojean Hockersmith and Betty
graduate of
Lou Wick.
Hays High
Services will be at 10:30
a.m. Monday at United
He was a longtime oilfield
Methodist Church, Oakley.
worker, currently working for
Visitation will be from 2 to
Discovery Drilling. He had
5 p.m. Sunday at Baalmann
owned and operated Sack
Mortuary, Oakley.
Tank Service and was also
Memorials are suggested
a Hotsie Pressure Washer
to the church or Logan
Duard Goble, 90, OakCounty Manor in care of the
He enjoyed golfing, fishing, ley, died Wednesday, Nov.
playing gin and pinochle and 5, 2014, at Logan County
Condolences can be sent
was a sports fan.
to the family at www.baalSurvivors include his
He was born Feb. 17, 1924,
longtime companion, Sandy in Logan County to Oura and
Harper, Hays; three sons,
Opal (Davis) Goble.
Darrin Sack and wife,
He married Helen Suter on
Michelle, Hays, Paul Sack,
Nov. 21, 1946. She preceded
Delphyn Biggs, 83, Oberlin,
Nickerson, and Nathan Sack, him in death. He was a farm- died Thursday, Nov. 6, 2014.
Mustang, Okla.; a brother,
er and owned and operated
Arrangements are pendthe Oakley Skelly Service.
ing at Pauls Funeral Home,
Norman Sack, Arizona; a
Survivors include a
sister, Sharon Zier, Salina;
Funeral Home, 1906 Pine,
Hays, KS 67601.
Roy F. Sack
14 grandchildren; and two
He was preceded in death
by his parents and a son,
Anthony Sack.
Services will be at 11 a.m.
Monday at Brock’s-Keithley
Funeral Chapel, 2509 Vine,
Hays, KS 67601; private
family inurnment will be
at a later date in St. Joseph
Cemetery, Hays.
Memorials are suggested
to the CardioPulmonary Rehab Center at the Center for
Health Improvement in care
of the funeral home.
Condolences can be left by
guestbook at or emailed
to [email protected]
Duard Goble
Delphyn Biggs
Boehner-McConnell relationship: Respect, low drama
By Matt Fuller
Tribune News Service
A. Boehner and Mitch McConnell have never been best
But they aren’t enemies,
either. Far from it, say staffers
and sources who know both
lawmakers. The speaker and
the Senate’s presumptive new
majority leader have built,
through the years, a solid
professional relationship based
on a sturdy sense of mutual
That relationship is in the
spotlight now more than ever,
with Republicans emboldened
in the wake of Tuesday’s wave
election that saw the GOP pick
up at least eight seats in the
Senate and more than a dozen
in the House.
Sources told CQ Roll Call
that Boehner and McConnell
don’t have to be close personally to get things done.
“While they’ve never played
horseshoes on the speaker’s
lawn, they spend a lot of time
together, speak regularly and
have demonstrated an unprecedented working relationship
between the leaders of the
House and Senate,” Don
Stewart, a McConnell spokesman, told CQ Roll Call.
Their staffs also report
Boehner and McConnell meet
almost every week the House
and Senate are in session,
unofficially alternating whose
office they meet in. (Aides note
their relationship isn’t so rigid
that they have to ensure office
meeting parity.)
Aides also acknowledge
that while they have slightly
different styles, they’re on the
same page when it comes to
OLIVIER DOULIERY • Tribune News Service
Speaker of the House John Boehner, center, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell walk outside the West Wing after a bipartisan group
of congressional leaders met with President Barack Obama in November 2012 in Washington.
majority is still thin — too thin
opposition to a jobs bill in
substance. A former senior
GOP aide familiar with both
2011 that could have provided to beat a Democratic filibusmoney to improve the Brent
ter — and the 2016 elections
McConnell and Boehner
said they are “two adults in a
Spence Bridge.
already loom over McConnell’s delicate majority.
room that is usually lacking in
But even though there’s
Boehner, on the other hand,
history to the Boehner-McCoadults.”
has the largest GOP House
Both are establishment
nnell relationship, Tuesday’s
majority since March of 1929.
Republicans with pro-business, elections inevitably alter the
Finally, he will have the legislaanti-drama leanings.
dynamic — and raise the
tive room to ignore some of
Their Capitol offices are
stakes enormously for both
the untamed conservatives in
separated by a short stroll
McConnell has spent much his own conference without
across the Rotunda, just as
of the past four years bailing
having to beg Minority Leader
their states are separated by
Nancy Pelosi for votes.
the Ohio River. Boehner’s
Boehner and his Republican
Of course, what the House
Conference out of jams. (ReCincinnati-suburbs district
sends the Senate will have to
member the fiscal cliff?) But
is approximately 20 miles
now, McConnell might need
take into account the fragile —
north of Kentucky — a fact
and possibly fleeting — RePresident Barack Obama
Boehner to return the favor.
publican majority in the upper
has occasionally tried to use
While Republican gains in
chamber. With 24 Republican
the Senate were greater than
as leverage against the GOP
senators (and only 10 Demoleaders, dinging them for their many expected, McConnell’s
crats) facing voters again in
two years, Boehner and the
House have to be conscious
of the votes they force on the
vulnerable GOP majority.
That’s where the relationship will be tested. That’s
where communication will be
But those who know Boehner and McConnell well don’t
anticipate problems.
One of Boehner’s most
frequent dinner companions,
Sen. Richard M. Burr, R-N.C.,
told CQ Roll Call this week
Boehner and McConnell have
worked together “religiously”
for years.
And while it might seem
like Burr would be a natural
intermediary for Boehner and
McConnell, he doesn’t think
that’ll be necessary.
“I don’t think they need a
go-between,” Burr said.
Of those potential, but
perhaps unnecessary, go-betweens, House Appropriations
Chairman Harold Rogers of
Kentucky would also seem like
a natural fit.
But in a recent interview
with CQ Roll Call, Rogers said
while he was “very hopeful
and anxious that Mitch take
over the majority leader’s slot,”
he wants to see a renewed focus on passing and conferencing appropriations bills “the
old-fashioned way.”
He’s more interested in
restoring the appropriations
process than in serving as
an intercessor between the
speaker and McConnell.
As Burr said of the legislative relationship between the
leaders, “Nobody needs to be
involved in that other than the
two leaders and their staffs.”
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“It’s not your fault,” Commissioner Ron Mellick said to Gough.
“It’s just that you’re coming after
Home Depot.”
Gough said the CID the property
is seeking doesn’t mean new businesses will come, but renovations
will help attract potential clients.
“Just so there’s no confusion
about the promises, this agreement
sets forth the promises to make
improvements,” he said. “You have
to agree that if we make those improvements, The Mall stands a lot
better chance of attracting the types
of tenants you want.”
“I think that’s questionable in
itself, and you can ask Aaron, who’s
been working on these matters
for years,” Schwaller said of Ellis
County Coalition for Economic
Development Director Aaron
White. “We’ve been trying to attract other retailers to even build
standalone facilities for years. Given
the current economic environment,
although it’s improved, most national chains prefer urban areas to
develop smaller stores, not in rural
areas. So, no, I disagree with you.”
Schwaller said the owner has had
a tough time attracting other businesses at other locations, through
the online research he’s done.
The CID would help mall owners raise $3.1 million for improvements and marketing. Money would
be used to improve lighting, flooring
and other miscellaneous items in
the facility.
It also would help with demolition of the former Montana Mike’s
building, as well as the now defunct
bank drive-through.
The commissioners agreed new
businesses would improve shopping
and increase tax revenue, but none
were willing to sign off on the devel-
opmental agreement as presented
without changes.
That included a shortened timeframe for the first two phases of
renovations by the end of 2016.
“We have to answer to 20,000
people out there who are going to
be observing this,” Commissioner
Eber Phelps said. “They are going
to want immediate results. We’re
going to try to get realistic results.”
“The whole objective is to take it
and make an opportunity,” Gough
said when asked about outlet buildings. “And to try to capitalize on the
opportunity as soon as possible.”
Gough will take the changes
back to the mall owners to see what
their thoughts are, or if they have a
counter offer. Another work session
might be needed to hammer out
more details before final consideration of the CID by the commission, Gough said.
In other business:
• Nathan Marcucci was introduced to the commission as the new
airport manager.
He was hired earlier this week
after a national search. Marcucci
served as airport operations supervisor for the Cherry Capital Airport
in Traverse City, Mich.
“I’d like to increase air service
out of Hays,” he said. “And I think
that’s a very doable thing. I know
SkyWest is a very good airline, and
I’ve had good experience with them
in Traverse City. It’s one, for the
most part, that’s been very reliable.”
• John Braun, assistant director of
public works, gave the commission
an overview of rehabilitation of the
crosswind runway at the airport.
The Federal Aviation Administration has listed the runway as a
priority to replace the failing landing strip.
“I, personally, am surprised we’ve
had to do this amount of maintenance on the runway at this point,”
Braun said. “And FAA is concerned
about this as well.”
The larger north-south runway
supports the commercial air travel
of SkyWest, while the crosswind
runway — constructed in 2003 —
supports smaller planes.
The total cost for rehabilitation would be $763,400, with the
city’s portion totaling $76,340.
FAA would fund the remaining
The city’s share of the project
would come from the Airport
Improvement Fund, which has
approximately $991,000 left as part
of allocation money from the last
time the airport reached 10,000
boardings in a single year. Then,
the airport was allocated $1 million
for the boarding goal.