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5A JEWELL COUNTY RECORD Thursday, January 18, 2001 D 4A i owards ,ted the i i d Cole i rs with i at -46 rs de- 1.6 Jan. ints to ,ith 11 White co Jan. with 9 points. Konen I ~ts and J Chase Warne and Chris Bishop are marking their judging sheets during the ewell County Soil Conservation District land judging contest in September. , You're Invited to the Jewell County Conservation District Annual Meeting Mankato High School Saturday, Jan..27, 6:30 p.m. Banker Awards - Poster Awards - Elect one oard members Meal cost: $3 at the door Enjoy the entertainment of: Mankato United Methodist Hand Bell Choir and Lebanon Music Club For reservations call 785-378-3961 by Monday, Jan. 22 We congratulate the winners of the 2000 Soil Conservation Awards on a great job to helping preserv our land for many years to come. Esbon and Jewell Grocery Don and Irma Fogo Esbon, Kan. • 785-725-3811 Jewell, Kan. • 785-428-3271 Netting High Yields for the Future by Sheilia Diamond, District Secretary-Manager The Jewell County Conservation District Board of Supervisors released this'annual report tbr 2(X)0to the United States Department of Agriculture. Members of the board are Dorothy Borger, chairperson; Steve Mclntyrc, vice chairperson; Wilbur Becker, trea- surer; Brad Jeffery and Quentin Underwood, members. Monthly meet- ings, open to the public, were held the third Wednesday of the mouth. District representatives attended the State Conservation Commission Spring Workshop and the KACD Fall Work- shop to keep informed on district ac- tivities. District representatives were in Wichita to attend the KACD Con- vention in November 2000. Pare Rice was hired in February as the Distric! Secretary-Manager. She replaced Mary Snyder, who retired in March, after 12 years of service to the District. Also in February, Delores Roesti resigned as Distric Clerk. Pare Rice resigned in September, and Shcila Diamond was hired as District Secre- tary-Manager. In September, Pat Windmuller was hired for part-time clerical work with District funds, when WAE hours were not available. Rod Beam resigned in September as board member and District Treasurer. Quentin Underwood replaced Rod Beam's position on the board and Wilbur Becker succeeded Rod Beam as the new District Treasurer. The Natural Resources Conservation Ser- vice furnished the District the follow- ing staff for 2000. Michael W. Waitc, District Conservationist; Alvin G. Surmeier, Soil Conservation techni- cian and Dennis Garman, soil conser- vation technician until his sudden death in May. He is greatly missed by all who knew and worked with him. Area spe- cialists supplied assis'tance throughout the year in addition to the above staff, including soil technicians from Cloud and Republic Counties. The Jcwell County Conservation District sponsored the 58th Annual Meeting on Saturday, Jan. 29, at Ihe Mankato High School. The meal was catered by the Buffalo Roam Steak House to approximately 150 people. Dorothy Borger comlucted election of supervisors. Ballots wree distributed to all eligible voters. Dorothy Borger explained that Conservation District trict budget for the coming year. The law requiresustovotebysecretballot, budget was accepted by the Board Dan Garman, nominating committee, Members, and sent to the State Conser- presented the names ofDorathy Borger vation District. Jewell County and the and Rod Beam to be elected to the State of Kansas funded district opera- board of supervisors. No names were lions. Bartlett, Settle and Edgerly, offered from the floor. The Women's HutchinsonCompletedtheagreedupon Conservation Auxiliary members took procedures and statement of cash re- up the ballots and NRCS staff mere- ceipts for 1999. bers counted them. Borger received 64 The Water Resources Cost Share and Beam 67. The treasurer's report allocated to Jewell County for conser- was printed in the program, vation work was $36,250. Some coop- Mike Waite gave the progress re- erators did conservation work on their port for the year. The progress for 1999 land withotlt cost share. NPS Funds for included the following:CRPContracts Technical Assistance, Education and (#18), 6,823.8 AC; CRP Contracts Information and cost share program (#19), 72.7 AC; CRP Contracts, totaled $53,481.42. Total cost share 22,976.5 AC (current active); Grass programs in the county, include: Wa- Waterways, 3 AC; Pit Pond, 6 EA; terResources, NonPointSource,Great Nutrient and Pesticide Managment, Plains and EQIP. These funds brought 7,026 AC; Nutrient and Pesticide intoJewellCounty in 2000give Jewell Managment, 131 EA; Customers As- County a great economical adwmtage. sisted 5,089 EA; Terraces, 250,631 Sherry Koster is serving on the F1"; Underground Outlets, 6,696 b--T; KACD Water Resources Committee. Earth Team Volunteers, 913 HR; (To- She is the Conservation District em- tal volunteer hours 1996-1999, 2,426. ployee representative. Mike Waite gave the Banker TheConservationReserveProgram Awards Report. Banker Award win- was well received in Jewell County ncrs were: Dan and Vycke Garman, this year. 24 contracts were signed fi~r Greg and Janice McMillan, Richard a total of almost 1,152.90 acres. and Pauline McMillan; Windbreak The NRCS and District Staff from Award: Kenny and Shirley Eilers; both Jewell and Michell Counties Grassland Award: Roger Rightmeier; hosted the contractor breakfast in Feb- Goodyear Award: Boyles brothers, ruary. Nine contractors attended the Doug, Marvin and Brian. pancake, sausage and egg breakfast. A Sherry Koster present awards to the represcqtative from Kansas Land Ira- following conservation contest win- provement contractors association was ners: also in attendance and made adonation Colorings: (lirstgrade)First, Shelby to go toward the breakfast. Smith, Mankato; Second,Chelsi Beam, National Wildlife Federation pack- Mankato; Third, Brice Ost, Mankato; ets and posters were delivered to all the Fourth, Blair McMillan, Randall. schools in the county, and to all the Bird Feeders from Recyclable Ma- county libraries. terials:(thirdgrade)First, EvanReiter, Ministers of Jewell County were Randall;Second, Marc Bolte,Randall; given Soil Stewardship materials to Third,JessicaCheek,Mankato;Fourth, use in their churches. These rnaterial Alex Badger, Mankato. are purchased by the District from the Posters: (fifth grade) First, Nell National Association of Conservation Bonjour, Mankato; Second, Adam District in League City, Texas and Badger, Mankato; Third, Devin Jones, given to the churches for their use. Randall; Fourth, Taylar Elkins, Range Youth Camp and 4-H Dis- Mankato. covery Days sponsored by the Conser- Entertainment was provided byvation District. The District donated "The Red Barn Opry" from Athol and money t~the Jewell County fair, and to was enjoyed by all. the ,scholarship fund of the Junior Miss The JewellCountyCommissioncrsContest. wereour guests for dinrt~r and the June The schools in Jcwell County were Board Meeting. We pre~'i~nted our dis- all inw~lvcd with Conservation Educa- It Out! Conservation Congratulations to the ~~~~ 2001 Winners 103 Main Street, Randall, Kan. 785-739-2212 Thursday, Jan. 20, 2000 tion Tour at the district owned farm. by grant money. Fencing for common The NPS District and NRCS staffspon- reed planting on barren shale site was sored the tour. Sites the students vis- made possible with grant funds. ited included the Stream Flow Trailer The Bankers Award tour was held and Enviroscape, demonstrated by in November. Members of the com- Sherry Koster. Parking lots, improper mittee included representatives from oil disposal and chemical application County Extension, Conservation Dis- right before a rain were shown to con- trier, NRCS, FSA and the Key Banker. tribute toNPS Pollution. The students Winners this year were: Milford and learned that soil can be a type of water Ann Ost, Mike and Laura Ost and Brad pollution. Bill Wehmueller, Area En- and Linda Ost; Kendal and Sandy gineer from Manhattan, informed the Nelson, Marvin and Ila Nelson. Butt students about the soils and used his and Evelyn Warne received the soil probe to show students the charac- Windreak Award. Stan Abram received teristics of the soil they were standing the Good Year Award. on. Dave Stortz, KDWP Wildlife Natu- The discrict sold native grass seed, ralist, showed students a predatory bird, brome seed, and other seed mixtures as such as the owl and also a live rattle- a service to our cooperators. A root snake and described the various types plow, compliments of Kansas Depart- of wildlife habitat in Kansas. Exten- ment of Wildlife and Parks, a tree sionAgent, GaryTordupusedthewind- planter and a weed barrier machine, breaks at the farm to illustrate the ira- owned by the district, are available for pact trees and shrubs make. This in- use by the county cooperators. Survey- eluded teaching them that for every ing flags were available for purchase one foot of height a tree has, there will by contractors and cooperators and be 10feetoflandprotecteddownwind. provided to NRCS for use in staking KentMcVey, KSUAgronomy, brought conservation practices. Bentonite is a rain simulator to the farm. Sample of kept on hand for well plugging and soil covered with varying amounts of sealingponds.CooperatorsfromJewell crop residue were rained upon. Stu- Couny plus surrounding counties have dents could tell by the runoffcollected, taken advantage of this. Soil Probes that with less residue there was more are available for loan to cooperators erosion. The district sponsored the land and tile outlet pipe and weed barrier judging and home site evaluation con- are provided for sale. test for high school students on land The DistrictAnnual WorkPlan was owned by Rick and Pam Rice. White written, approved by the board, and Rick High School won first place, sent to the State Conservation Com- Jewell High School won second place mission. and Mankato High School won third. The District appreciated the coop- Mankato, Jewell and White Rock eration of the following organizations FFA Chapters assisted the District and and individuals. Natural Resources NRCS on Earth Day Tree Plantings. Conservation Service, Farm Service Superior FFA Chapter helped with Agency, Extension Service, Jewell three riparian plantings along the Re- County Commissioners, Kansas De- publican River. Cloud County Corn- partment of Health and Environment, munity College students participated Kansas Wildlife and Parks, school of- in the shale site planting. A follow up ficials, land improvement contractors tour was given on the success of the and the Jewell County Bankers. Their shale site plantings and riparian work. help and resources have greatly con- Sherry Koster, NPS coordinator has tributed to this year's accomplishments. written several grants that have subsi- The Supervisors of the Jeweil dized newsletter costs, technical assis- County Conservation District will con- tance and three well plugging demon- tinue to work wotard establishing tand strations for fifth graders. The city of maintaining conservation practices to Esbon also took part in a well plugging preserve our land and assoicated re- demonstration that was funded in part st,mrees. lion this year. The first grade students watched a videotape of water pollu- tion, and colored the posters provided. The third graders from two schools made bird feeders from recyclable materials. The Jewel l County fifth grad- ers participated in the tour, took the tests before and after the tour and made posters for the yearly contest. Mankato fifth grade students had the highest ~'; class average on the tests. The winning i. " poster was sent to the state contest. The awards will be presented at the Annual :, . Meeting in January. When the posters ~ are returned to the schools each of the students will receive a prize for their , participation. From owls to waterways, Jewell county fifth grade students had a fun and educational afternoon in Septem- ber. Nearly 50 students and their teach- ers were invited to participate in the 10th Annual Soil and Water Conserva- '>~ ion ! • • .',. ", , .... For all your farming needs • Fertilizer • Chemicals • Feed • Seed • Steel Products Area Offices Burr Oak,.Kan. • 785-647-6661 • Mankato, Kan. • 785-378-3116 Lebanon, Kan. * 785-389-5311 Service Station t Mankato, Kan., 785,378-3233 Congratulations Soil Conservation Winners!!! Burr Oak Plumbing and Grocery Gary & Sharon Cosand • Burr Oak, Kan. • 785-647-5661 li Soil Conservation Winners Thank you for your dedication to the unending task of conserving our land. 785-378-3949 Congratulations to Stanley Abram for the Goodyear Award and all other Jewell County Award Winners Citizens State Agency 109 N. Commercial ! 15 N. Columbus Mankato, Kan. 66956 Jewell, Kan. 66949 785-378-3133 785-428-3644 Alliance Insurance Agency Students from high schools in Jewell County participated in a land judging contest in September, sponsored by the Jewell County Conservation District. Brooke Wulf (left), Zach Ping and Chrissie Murray make decisions at one of the judging stations. Ping and Wulf were members of the White Rock High School team who took first place in the contest. I I I III II I I III Soil Conservation has made this a better community in which to live. Congratulations to the 2000 Jewell County Soil Conservation Winners. John Walker, Conservation Contractor RR I • Beioit, Kan. 67420 • 785-738-3231 2000 Soil Conservation Winners put their ideas to work for them. Congratulations on a job well done/ Jerry Kinsey, Manager * Mankato, Kan. • 785-794-2477 ° 785-378-3959 k