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Office located at 111 E. Main, Mankato, Kansas 66956 I I Pr ce 50 USPS, No. 274-940 Established 1890, Volume 111, Issue No. 10 Thursday, March 9, 2000 held Satur- show off the new Jewell Com- Center building. The open Will be held from 10 to 4. Re- will be served and local will the event. Tours of the will be conducted with city visitors. was tom- last month. Construction was as the supervisor. The pro- Will have an August opening to With beginning of the public Year. One of the two office available in the building has rented and two weeks ago the was moved from the former ilding to its location in the The four motel rooms of Inn are available for rent. room will be used by , community organizations Legion. A large ' room is at the center of the will serve the community's events. ::i:~:i~? : i:! Randall and,lowell firemen were called out in the wee hours Thursday morning to battle a fire at a building along Randalrs main street. The building, owned by Randall Farmers Co-op Union, was completely destroyed. It is believed the fire began near a heater. Ward prepares to state Jr. Miss finals Wardwill leave Mankato this Sun- day at 1:30 p.m. All area residents are invited to join her friends for a "Good Luck Send-Off" to be held at the Central National Bank parking lot. A senior at Mankato High School, she is active in cheerleading, National Honor Society, Quiz Bowl, forensics, FCCLA and is on the golf team. She is the daughter of Delores and Bob Angleton and Alan Ward. Since being chosen Jewell County Junior Miss last April 10 she has taken part in many local celebrations and was part of the Miss Kansas parade in Pratt, She visited all of the grade schools in Jewell County and spoke to pupils about how to "Be Your Best Self." A contest will be held for all elementary students attending her pro- grams and essays will be submitted. At this year's Jewell County Junior Miss Program, the winners of the essay contest will be named. Ward has been busy preparing for the state competition. Her preparations have included taking vocal lessons, taking part in mock interviews and exercising in preparation for the physi- cal fitness part of the program. "It has been everything I thought it would be andmore. It has been challenging with this year being my senior year, prepar- ing for college and serving as the Jewell County Junior Miss, but I have en- joyed every moment of it," commented Jewell County Junior Miss, Ash- lyn Ward, rural Glen Elder, will take part in the 2000 Kansas Jun- ior Miss State Fi- nals that begin Sunday in Belle- ville. Will be one of the 27 high ', from across in Belleville that af- m aone week stay. This theme is Knights And ; theme will incorporate atmosphere. COntestants' schedule will in- ).m. The contestants ) routines during and have an auto- On 17 the first night of the held he- Doors will open b.m. both Thursday and Friday Saturday, March 18, the sec- ~reliminary program with the finals. p.m. with Jerry and Stump. Mrs. Stump has l judge for the Jewell County ss Program and their daugh- 1993 Kansas Junior Miss. plead not guilty Republic Co. Friday before Thomas Tuggle, two residents pied not separate attempted murder trials will be scheduled for 53, and County Jail in lieu of accused of plant- pick- Much of the testimony at hearing last Wednes- around a statement she ~' made to officers, confessing to kill her husband of 24 years sell their property to raise for a nephew who is ae- a police officer. that the state had not s case for the charge, an explosive expert Bureau of Alcohol, ~a~d Firearms, dismantled the -device that was found under pick-up truck. He said contained more than 40 :COmmercial grade flash pew- :amount is ex!ual to about 75 to The body of the a cardboard tube, capped cap similar to that found bottle. A draw- to that found in sweat of pyrotechnic fuse, and strips of news- paper wadding was inside the device. Green said the drawstring would bum slowly, delaying the explosion. Officers noted Mrs. Jeardoe was wearing asweatjacket, the same color as the fuses found on the devices and the officers noted the drawstrings in Mrs. Jeardoe's jacket were missing. On cross-examination by Thomp- son, another ATF agent, said officers had "kept an open mind" when con- sidering possible suspects in the crime. He said Jackie Jeardoe and Gary Jeardoe initially told officers they sus- peedruted people who might he involved g deals might have planted the bombs. Green testified that at one point Gary Jeardoe offered to admit to plant- ing the devices "If that's what officers wanted." Gary Jeardoe also asked his wife, in front of law enforcement of. fleers, if she believed their son could be involved in the crime. A complaint against Monty Jakabosky, suspected OF attacking another Belleville resident with a hatchet, Feb. 7 was upgraded to a more serious charge of premeditated attempted first degree murder after evidence was presented at his prelimi- nar~akabohearing Friday afternoon. sky is charged with the at- tempted murder of Larry Davis and felony burglary for breaking into the Davis residence. The original com- plaint charged Jakabosky with at- tempted second degree murder. Ward. She has thanked her family, includ- ing her three sisters and one brother, her mother and grandmother, friends and the Jewell County Junior Miss Committee for the assistance she has received. She said, "Grandma is mak- ing my costume for the opening num- ber at state." Looking toward the state program she said, "I just want to have fun and make many friends. I hope to do my best in representing Jewell County." She is not the only contestant at the state contest with Jewell County con- nections. The Republic County Junior Miss is Brooklyn Cleveland, daughter of Rick and Jackie Cleveland, Courtland. Rick is the manager of the Lovewell State Park. The Clevelands are former Jewell County residents. The Mitchell County Junior Miss is the daughter of Patrick and Susan (Shoe- maker) Shoe, Beloit, and the grand- daughter of rural Ionia residents, Harold and Nova Shoemaker. Fire destroys Randall building A faulty wall furnace is believed to be the cause of a fire that destroyed a building in Randall early Thursday mormng. At about 3 a.m. a Kansas Depar~ ment of Transportation employee was clearing the highway through Randall and nodced the flames. Fire departments from Jewell and Randall responded, bat it was not pos- sible to save the building. At 10 a.m. the ruins were still smoldering. The building, owned by Randall Farmers Co-op Union was used for storage and was located on the west side of main street, a block south of the post office. It was also used by local residents as a place to meet for card games. In past years the building was the office for Hart Grain, Lincoln Grain and Buffalo Valley Grain Company. The office served several owners of the grain elevator, which was also a lumber yard and at One time, a hard- ware store. Early history indicates thatJ.S, (Sol) Hart bought interest in the grain and lumber business, owned by W.H.Joslin in 1900. Grain was scoopedby handat that time until a gas engine was in- stalled in a new elevator in 1901. Hart bought Joslin's share in 1904 and sev- eral Hart brothers owned shares in the business in ensuing years. The lumber and coal business dw!indled through the years and was disccmtinued by the 60s. The hardware department was added in the early 30s with Gerald Hart, manager. Later, Hart Grain bought the hardware store in the main block of businesses. It was later sold to the Smiths. The In'st scales for wagons were located across from the present office. Next, scales were installed in front oi" the office, but they extended into the street. Larry Elniff had the office building cut back six feet and had new, larger scales placed in front of the office, but out of the trafficway of the street. The office was remodeled to add another office and a bathroom. The business was sold to Lincoln Grain in June 1979. Joe Anderson, who had been serving as manager for a number of years, continued with the new owners. His sons worked with him through their growing-up years and as they married, some daughters- in-law learned the office part of the business. In March 1981 the elevator was sold at auction. Larry Elniff and Alvin Wheaten were the successful bidders and renamed it Buffalo Valley Grain. It sold to Farmers Co-op Union in 1985 and Joe Anderson retired after more than 30 years working in the business. The USD 279 Board of Education committee sitecouncil, therewillhean approved the final local option budget eighth grade promotion ceremony dur- of 388.5 students for $1,463,891 when ing thejuniorhigh awards ceremony in they met in regular session Monday. the spring. A committee of seventh This is an approximate increase of grade parents will be contacted to set $4,177 over the estimated budget. In .upareceptionafterwards. Nodatehas 1998 the board voted to increase from been set for this. 5.5 percent to 8.08 percent on the bud- Dave Cunningham, Cunningham get and it will remain at that rate. Cable, Glen Elder, has agreed to dedi- All board members were present at eateChannel 12 to USD 279. Acon- the meeting, tract is. being worked on. It would be ~n other business, the board agreed operated by the tech students. The to pay toward motel rooms and all present channel 12contract is with the transportation for the 20 students at- City of Jewell. Board members ques- tending FCCLA StarEvent April3 and tithed Superintendent Kelley on the 4. issue of what would happen to the Five students and two sponsors will channel during the summer months. be leaving early Friday morning from Kansas City International Airport for Russia. The parents and students will Land sells near meet Tuesday night for finalization of Lovewell Lake plans. Chuck Gibson, boardvicepresi- Joe Barneston, Superior, was the dent, will fill in for Leon Boden, who successful bidder when Waiter Wilson is board president, while he is in Rus- offered a quarter section of land for sia. sale at public auction last Wednesday. Boden reported to the board that he Hepaid $620 per acre. believed the band performance was excellent at the sub-state basketball The farm is bordered on the south by Lovewell Reservoir public hunting tourney. He commended theboys' and area. Located 6.25 miles south of the girls' basketball teams for a free sea- stateline on Highway 14 and one mile son and the tech fair students for their great showing, west, it contains 119.4 acres of tilled Robin Oriffeth has been approached land. The balance of the farm is timher to serve on a panel of juvenile justice and pasture. The farm was advertised as making authority. A meeting was held Tucs- on excellent investment for a hunting day morning, enthusiast. Taxes last year were A motion was passed to sign the $722.74. Possesion will he granted articulationagreementwithNorthCen- upon final settlement. tral Kansas Technical College and a Mikkelsen Real Estate and Auc- letter of commitment to NCK for the tion conducted the sale. Carl Perkins funds. Terry Rupp, junior-senior high school principal, informed the board Lee.Aurand will the senior trip is set for March 15-19. visit Sankato The students will travel by airplane from KCI to Florida. Cost is almost Sen.Janisl.eeandRep.ClayAurand $7,000. The class has the money and will be in Mankato at 8 a.m. Saturday. some left over. They will he providing They will meet with local residents at their own spending money, the Main St. Pub.to discuss and current Upon the request from a special and upcoming concerns and issues for 388.5 students USD 279 sets budget Schoolboard members and admin- istration of USD104, White Rock, lis- tened to concerned parents of f~ture kindergarten students in support of five day, all day kindergarten, at Monday night's meeting held at Bu~ Oak. Board members present were Shawn Frost, Dan Simmelink, Wanda Frasier, Sharla Broeckelman, Lori Yelken, Ken Garman and Bill Wilson. Also present were Bruce Custer, prin- cipal; Don Grover, superintendent; Therese Frost, clerk; Billie Cox, Gina Jeffery, Penny Turner, Jack and Am- ber Frost, Tim Veazey, Bill Majors and Gloria German. Penny Turner read a letter from the present kindergarten teacher who is in support of an extended kindergarten. Gina Jeffery suggested the five-day program be tried on the next class as a Mankato fourth grade pupils making quilt The Fourth Grade Class ofMankato on display in the school lunch room. Elementary is carrying on a quilting tradition. Teacher Belinda Jeffery, began the tradition several years ago by having each of the pupils make a personal quilt block. Through the rest of the school year the students put the blocks together and do the quilting. When completed the quilts are placed The remain on display until the class members become high school seniors. As seniors they determine what is to be done to the class quilt. Jeffery said the project teaches the students how to work together, devel- ops hand and eye coordination and helps keep the art of quilting alive. The phrase "varied educational experiences" takes on new meaning for students in Belinda Jeffery's fourth grade class at Mankato Elementary. Each year students complete a quilt, right down to the actual hand quiltiog, being done here by (from left) Cody Eaton, Bret Colson and Patrick Loomis. Students make their own blocks, which contain their name. When the class graduates from high school, they decide what to do with the quilt. room. Five day, all day kindergarten had been discussed at the site council meeting and it was suggested the kin- derganen class next year start out three days a week and later in the school year go to five days a week. Grover and Custer will keep looking and researching on the pros and cons of the five a week, all day kindergarten and report back to the board. The board will possibly make a decision in April or May. The board approved the agenda, minutes of the last two meetings and Jewell County Sheriff's Department reported two missing rifles allegedly stolen from Richard Barry, Webber, have been recovered and one was in the possession of Charles Lannis Moses Jr. when he was arrested in Wyoming Feb. 15. Moses faces several charges in Ne- braska in connection with afatal shoot- ing of a Nebraska farmer and the wounding of two law enforcement of_ fleers. He was the subject of a three- day manhunt. The two rifles, an SKS and a Rugar 1022, were reported missing Dee. 4 by Barry. According to officials the Rugar 1022 had been pawned. The SKS was still in Moses' possess ion when he was arrested and is being held as evidence. The pawned rifle has been returned to Barry. Stolen gun recovered tivities. Custer said the present kinder- (Continued to Page 43 garten teach.ill at~.~, a workshop . to increase academic skills in the class- County orders new EMS eqtdpment ' A defibrillator is on order for the Jewell County Emergency Service Department, according to the report given by Shannon Meier, EMS direc- tor, at Monday's JewelICounty Com- missioners meeting. Meier also discussed personnel, medicare payments and the need for an instructor for the fn'st responder class and EMT class. Jim Vaughan, county solid waste director, provided the commissioners with the February monthly report show- ing 117.33 tons of waste hauled to Smith Center; SUm Slaughter, repre- senting KDHE, will present a recy- cling program to the fourth and fifth grade students in the three school dis- trlcts in the county and the commis- sioners. Don Snyder, EMP director, had a form for the commissioners to sign stating that the county will only spend the $2,394 in grant money for LEI~ pro~ran~... The commissioners agreed to st~nlhe form. 0"era'ld Boyles asked about getting some glavel on the road three-fourths mile west of the Olive Hill Church. He reported that the road crew did a nice Job on the road work but it needed some gravel. The commissioners signed resolu- tion 00-02 pertaining to demand trans- fers. A letter of support was signed for the housing grant for NCFH Area Agency on Aging. A phone call was received from Arnold Ross asking about the canal bridge and requesting gravel be put down. The commissioners asked Jim Foster about the bridge and he said he is waiting on the contractor to Finish before the road crew does any work. Foster asked about hauling rock for the city of Mankato. It was decided the city should hire someone else to do the hauling. A loader will be delivered today for a demonstration. Foster had a list of items that Barton County will sell by bids and he would like to go look at some of the bridge material and make a bid. Foster will attend a pro-construc- tion conference at Belleville Wednes- day and plans to attend the Highway Association meeting tnursaay in W .asl.finl~ton, Ken. The bridge inspec- tion is m progress. Personnel was discussed. An executive session was held to discuss non-elected personnel with Foster and Carla Waugh present. Payroll dated Feb. 24 and bills dated through March 6 were paid total- ing $215,950.82. Ralph Chilcott and Elaine Thomas, board members of Pawnee Mental Health, discussed the operations of the Pawnee Mental Health. Thomas also discussed the SHICK l~ogrmn through Area on Aging. Judy Watkins asked about gravel on theroad toher house. The commis- sioners advised her to talk to Jim Fos- ter and to her landiord. MankatoWeather White Rock board may Roger Thelander, obse Monday, r~4er 28 ' ~ 35February Wednesday,TUesday'February29March I 5669 31~8extend kindergarten day Thursday, March 2 60 30 Friday, March 3 44 32 Saturday, March 4 54 34 pilot and see if it would work out. accepted the treasmv.r's report. It was Sunday, March 5 66 32 Billie Cox said she would like to verdi to lzan~er from general fund, Moisture for week: 91 see more academics implemented in $10,000 to food service fund and Moisture year to date: 2.78 kindergarten and less social skills ac- $10.000 to special education fund.