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111 [III II l I II II“ I ill“ I l t , MS "COOISLJJZZGJESJ’LP‘" 'HMHM“ligmmflmh“ma «racemesmr SMALL TOWN PAPERS ‘ 217 w com STREET (8) SHELTON WA 98584-2253 WW“ rfi J EWELL COUNTY chunn Price 50¢ Office located at 111 E. Main, Mankato, Kansas 66956 Established 1890, Volume 127, Issue No. 5 USPS, NO. 274-940 Thursday, February 4, 2016 Hansen Foundation announces another round of grants The Dane G. Hansen Foundation has announced another round of grants available for projects within Jewell County. The application deadline is Feb. 15. There is no grant limit this round, as long as it’s more than $5,000. The total amount to award for all Jewell County projects is $50,000. Organization that applied in the fall 2015 round may apply again as long as it’s for a differ- ent part of the project or a different project entirely. The goal of the grant dollars is to help improve the quality of life for communities in northcentral and north- west Kansas. The grants will be dis- tributed to charitable projects in Jewell County through a competitive applica- tion process. Grants will be awarded to projects or programs that address the arts, community beautification, the environment, health and human ser- vices and intergenerational issues. Preference will be given to applica- tions that include community involve- ment and volunteerism. Grants shall generally not be used to reduce the burden on tax supported programs and are not intended to be used for endow- mentor general operational expenses. All applicants will need to fill out a grant application form through the ., online grant system, which canbefound at http://jewellcountykansas.com/ dane—g-hansen-foundationl. Click on the “apply here” button to get started Access code “JC” will be needed to apply for Jewell County grants. JCCI/UTE Theater board reviews plans for concession area Jewell County Cinema, Inc. and UTE Theater Board met last Monday at the Christian Church in Mankato. Present were Chris Klos, Thadd Hinkle, Jeanne Bleecker, Judy Dunn, Lisa Goodheart, Janis McDill, Sarah Ortman, Belinda Jeffery and Phyllis Christie. The October minutes and treasurer’ 5 report were presented. Before the new seats can be prop- erly assembled and installed there are some parts that are needed. Jeanne Bleecker will call the Beloit Theater manager to get information about the original purchase so that possibly those parts can be obtained. Chris Klos reported he had met with Kevin Ost who is currently draw— ing plans for the new concession stand and that it is planned to be completed by mid June. There was discussion regarding the Dane Hansen grant that was allowed for flooring, remodeling of the doorways, upgraded handicap accessibility and some upgrading of electric and plumbing issues. Applica- tions for the next Dane Hansen grants are due Feb. 15. Phyllis Christie moved and Sarah Ortman seconded the mo- tion to apply for money for a family style, handicap accessible restroom. Suggestions for upcoming movres included: Daddy’s Home, Kung Fu Panda 3, Creed, Revenant,l3 Hours, and The Choice. The next meeting will be held at the Christian Church at 5:30 pm. Feb. 29. Friday forenoon, members of the Mankato tree board ( .2? , Tuesday morning this sculpture gardenindewell was coated in a thick layer of white frosting. White-Superior to the north received nearly a foot of snow, Mitchell County almost missed the storm. Beloit residents reported their community received about two inches. Schools in Beloit and Mankato were closed Tuesday in anticipation of the storm. Photo by Kerma Crouse Jewell County Memories Snow storm delights hunters 120 Years Ago The little tracking snow Wednes- day morning brought out the hunters and the dogs. An ice house is a luxury that many farmers could afford if they just thought so. A dug out will keep ice, and costs almost nothing except the labor. The county teachers’ association will meet at Burr Oak tomorrow. Only two cars of corn have gone down the Jewell Branch during the past year. We hope to see the bulk of our surplus hereafter go out in shape of 3 pork and beef. Unless some feeders are badly fooled, corn marketed in that shape brings a fair price. James Cornish, Jewell, has rented a farm and will be a farmer this year. Tom Kirkpatrick, Jewell, is the only man in Jewell County that can afford to wear a seal skin coat. Jewell County has been sued on three $1 ,000 bonds by a bank in Maine. The horse buyer bought a barn full of horses and mules here yesterday. Out of a population of more than 17,000 people, Jewell County has 340 tree trimmer and helper Lyndell Hanson, trimmed the pear trees on the center of the 200 block of East Madison. foreigners, that is, foreign born. Of these, 51 are Germans, two Russians, six Irishmen, 30 English men, six Scotchmen, 110 Swedes, one French- man, one Spainiard, 54 British Ameri— cans, and from north of Europe, 79. The cattle market marched up the hill, and then marched down again. The feeders felt good while it was up. 100 Years Ago Below zero weather takes away a man’s appetite for corn husking. Daylight hours are beginning to stretch a little. from left) Brenda Enyeart, Josh Lippold wrth electric tree trimmer, James Berry, Aaron Coil holding Digger Jake embarks By Kerma Crouse Many people living in the Jewell area are talking about a 4,000 mile bicycle trip across the United States called “The Ride.” One of their own, 33-year-old Jake Haskett, is riding his bicycle from Santa Cruz, Calif., to Florida. Just thinking of riding 50 miles a day for 80 days would make nearly all of us call off such a trip. Not, Haskett. However, the trip has been awhile in the making. It could be said thatrit started around two and a half years ago when the landscaper, known locally as “DiggerJ ake,” joined 12:1 1 CrossFit in Beloit. Self-de- scribed as a “simple athlete who likes to work hard” he did just that. Partici- pating in some of the organization’s competitions, he won a few. But the group that worked out be- came a close knit group and the friend- ships Haskett made were far more than casual. Two of those friends began experiencing some tough medical is- sues. Benedict Horinek, the son of 12: l l CrossFit owner, Clint Horinek, and his wife, Sarah, is f1 ghtin g Retinoblastoma (Rb) and 13q deletion syndrome. Benedict is only 18 months old but has lost his left eye to this rapidly develop— ing cancer. Almost always found in young children, Rb is the most com- mon malignant cancer of the eye. Cur- rently, Benedict is cancer free but will have otherchallenges to face. The fam- ily continues to make medical trips to Kansas City and soon Benedict will be fitted for an eye prosthesis. Damaris Niewald, 61, of Beloit is the other person facing cancer. Niewald, a mother of 10, is dealing with Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma (NHL) and has been receiving medical treatment in at the KU Medical Center in Kansas City. With two friends in need, Haskett decided to do something to help and “The Ride” became reality. The pur- pose of the cross country trek is simply to help two cancer victims and their families. Annette Burks put it this way, “Helping someone when you don’t have to, that’s as Christian as you get.” “The Ride” started in Santa Cruz, Calif., on Jan. 4. Haskett is now well Mr. and Mrs. Isaac Bradrick were in Jewell from Formoso country on a business trip. Mankato reported three funerals in one day last week. Mina McDill, Jewell, is marketing a thousand bushels of wheat. Rough roads save a lot of high priced gasoline. We hear that John Stauffer, Ran- dall, made his children happy on Christ— mas by giving his eight older children each a gold watch and two of the younger ones each a bicycle and $15 in cash. Mrs. Lon Dye, Jewell, had to have the doctor called this week. She has lumbago. There has been a big run of corn and wheat in to this market during the past week. The price of ink increased 25 per- cent and the price of printer’s rollers fifty percent this week. That is the way the printer is catching it. The best place to invest money is in one’s debts. There will be a lot of building in the spring. 90 Years Ago Hope the stubborn miners and op- erators will both run out of coal. Jewell County has not found any use for her big snow plow so far this winter. The greatest world’s hero has been found. He said he can cut out static. Jewell County has $26,000 tied up in the State Exchange Bank of Randall. Going through this winter is like walking through a pleasant country in spring time. Money will work for you when you are old if you treat it right when you are young. Ed Brunnemer, Clyde, was in Jew- ell yesterday. Stumpy Dillman, Ionia, said his big brother smashed him on the hand with a hammer one day last week, and it was the right hand too. Mrs. Ralph Collie, Ionia, is con- fined to her bed with rheumatism. Mankato will issue bonds in the amount of $25,000, to help pay the expense of trying to get a sufficient amount of water for the city. The agricultural surplus is a big problem but it isn’t bothering Jewell County much at the present time. 80 Years Ago Kansas Day Banquet in Jewell is something folks don’t like to miss. The Kansas Power Company thinks ithas a right to live. It pays more than $12 an hour in taxes. on 4,000 mile bike ride Jake Heskett posed with his bicycle in Beloit before departing for California and the start of a 4,000 mile ride with a Florida destination. past Tucson, Ariz. There have been break downs, sore muscles, rain, wind and sun but the goal is still the same, ride for Damaris and Benedict. Donations can be sent to 12:11 CrossF it, 1020 N. Independence Ave., Beloit, Kan. 67420. For more informa— tion, email info @ theridecoastto coast.com Follow “The Ride” any of these ways” Instagram: https://www.instagram. com/theridecoastto coastl. Facebook Group Page: https:// Anthony Burgess recently com- plete training at the Kansas Law En— forcement training Center, Hutchinson. He is the son of Bill and Donna Burgess, Mankato and a 2011 graduate of Rock Hills High School. Anthony Burgess completes Law Enforcement class Anthony Burgess, Salina, has com— pleted training at the Kansas Law En— forcement Training Center, Hutchinson. The commencement for the 56 graduates of the 237th Basic Training Class was held Jan. 15 at Integrity Auditorium. The graduates received a certificate of course completion from KLETC and Kansas law enforcement certifica- tion from the Kansas Commission on Peace Officers’ Standards and Train- ing. The training course fulfills the state requirement for law enforcement training. Anthony was hired in 2014 by the Salina Police Department. He attended and has graduated from Bethany Col— lege with a bachelor’s degree in crimi- nal justice. The law enforcement train— ing fulfilled his internship for his col- lege requirement. He is now a fulltime employee with the police department. Anthony will walk during the May 15 graduation exercises at Bethany College. He is a 2011 high school graduate of Rock Hills. While attend- ing Bethany College, Anthony was a member of the baseball team for four years. He is a member of the Kansas National Guard. Anthony is the son of Bill and Donna Burgess, Mankato. Shorted power line causes fire Tuesday Members of the Jewell Volunteer Fire Department were called to a fire around 7:30 Tuesday morning which was located three miles west of Jewell and three-quarters of a mile north on 160 Road. A small tree branch had shorted onto a power line. Rolling Hills was called and took care of the line. www.facebook.com/theridecoastto coastl. Twitter: https://twitter.com/ride coast2coast. _I Website: www.theridecoastto coastcom. - YouTube: https://www.youtube. com/channel/ UCP6thdZ7UmlWT pkgOOOrLA> V Email: info@theridecoasttocoast. com This newspaper’ 5 web page may found at jewellcountynewspapers.com Travel to central, ' ~.~ western Kansas discouraged The massive winter storm and high winds that started Monday in Colo- rado, Nebraska and Kansas caused ex- treme travel difficulties. Many road- ways are closed in central and western Kansas with hotels being filled up and semis stranded along highways. “ As of early Tuesday afternoon, westbound I—70 was closed from'Sali'na to the Colorado border. Eastbound I- 70 was closed from Hays to the C010- rado border. Numerous other highWays in northwestern Kansas were also ' closed, or were recently closed, in- cluding stretches of U.S. 36, U.S. 40, U.S. 27, U.S. 83, K—9, K-l6l,’ K-1 17 and K-25. Several highways in south- west Kansas are snow packed and icy. “There is little to no visibility on parts of I-70, and the weather condi- tions are worse on many highways north of I—70 in western Kansas," said Kansas Department of Transportation District Engineer Jeff Stewart, in Norton. “There is also currently no truck parking along 1-70 west of Salina.” V Motorists are encouraged to check all road and weather conditions before traveling. KDOT has information-in several places: KanDrive:.http:// kandrive.org/kandrive; KDOT HQ Twitter/Facebook: https://twitter.com/ KDOTHQ; and https://www.face book.com/KSDOTHQ/KDOT Blog: http://kansastransportation. blogspot.com/ Local Weather High and Low Temperatures Jan 24. ................................ ..30 23 Jan. 25 ................................. ..37 19 Jan. 26 ................................ .. 35 20 Jan. 27 ................................ ...42 .18 Jan. 28 ................................ .. 52 .20 Jan. 29 ................................. ..54 30 Jan. 30 ................................. .. 63 30 Betty Becker, Mankato weather ob. server, reports prior to the arrival of the storm the precipitation for the, week was a trace of moisture. , Ken Garst, Jewell weather observer. reports 4.2 inches of snow and 0.53 precipitation for the week. Football fans will do super snacking on the big game day Super snacking Americans will consume a record 1.3 billion chicken wings this Sunday, reports the Asso4 ciation of Mature American Citizens. The National Chicken Council, which keeps track of fowl doings, said that’s some 162.5 million pOunds-of wings. But pizza is the odds on favorite among Super Bowl fans. Domino pizza delivery personnel will log some 4 million miles on Sunday, the day of the championship football game.