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ice located at 111 E. Main, Mankato, Kansas 66956 Established 1890, Volume 113, Issue No. 13 // Price 50 USPS, NO. 274-940 Thursday, March 27, 2003 aCCording to Scott Teeselink, a ~d Kansas Bureau of Investigation I, who spoke at the Jewell County i Bureau Annual meeting last :lay night at Mankato High School. -~eselink, who had worked 16 years Undercover agent for the narcot- ivision of the KBI and more re- Y as an officer in the Wichita e Department and the Shawnee !ty Sheriff Department, began mg for Farm Bureau after retire- [, providing farm security Pro- Is throughout the state. ~eselink Said that in addition to [availability of anhydrous, aban- farm buildin s and the isolation g ~the rural areas encourages the [tty. He said meth labs are becom- aore portable. Box labs can be n Small suitcases, cardboard boxes Unks of vehicies, to hat once took 12 to 18 hours acture now takes only three to Ours," he said. He reports that 27 ago the first meth lab was found nsas and he was there when it was Vered. "We had no idea how to isbe ruble it or how to get it out of the orhood. The KBI sent out ex- [and they did not have a clue." lilt ~t~selink said that in 1994 there ~, ~ii ~ur labs reported found in Kan- ~~ so far during 2002, 728 have reported, v been al'hat is just how many ha e ~ How many more out there do et Know about?" eselink told how most of the meth .ffacturers "lack intelligence" and ~ [rgh school drop outs that are"mak- ii!"':!!i~ [ius stuff and believe it or not, .e actually drink it, smoke it, snort ~t It, and inhale it into their bodies." Setired FBI agent tells signs of eth. labs; encourages caution ~e~hamphetamine labs are being pseudoephedrine, alcohol, brake Teeselink cautioned against con- Kansas telling the story of son, a drug [a ~requently in rural areas because cleaner, engine starter ether, drain frontingsuspectsifamethlabgroupis addict at 17. Another film revealed Feasy access to anhydrous ammo- cleaner, coffee filters, idodine, table or ' encountered. "Meth users are aggres- how a hidden camera captured two rock salt, batteries for the lithium, pro- sive, they hallucinate, they are para- younger meth manufacturers trying to pane tanks, lye, matches, glass baking noid and have increased alertness. You get anhydrous ammonia from a large or mixing dishes, plastic bottles that don't want to mess with them. You storage tank into a small portable tank. have plastic or rubber tubing, food and want to contact the professionals to get Teeselink closed the program ask- drink coolers, glass jars and muriatic help." Meth users also have body ing people to be caring neighbors and acid. Tesselink cautioned that these temperatures that can reach as high as look out for each other. He added that itemsnotbetouched.Thisisapossible 108 degrees; they have insomnia and . the once popular "neighborhood crime scene and needs to be left for their skin may show sores and acne. watches"neededtobeusedmoreagain. law officials. It could also harm you or "The long term effects of using meth- Jewell County SheriffKim Ost said others if it is disturbed." amphetamines are permanent brain and body organ damage. Methamphet- he welcomed i nformationon suspected The food and drink coolers often amine users are the hardest to treat of wrong doings and residents are urged are used to transport and store anhy- all drug users," he said. People who tocontacthisdepartmentifasuspected drous ammonia and should not be use meth hardly ever have success in. meth lab is found. He also encduraged farmers to have tools and other items openediffound.Anotherwamingsign treatment, he said. of a meth lab is the chemical smells Manufacturers of meth are not just marked as part of the ope/'ation identi- produced during manufacture. Farm- young people. "The youngest one was fication and to contact the department ers are being cautioned not to leave 16 years --the oldest 61 years old." for more information about this pro- anhydrous ammonia nursing tanks in Labs have been not only found in gram. fields or along road sides. Locks and abandoned buildings and in the trunks Local Farm Bureau representative covers are being developed to protect of cars but also in homes where chil- Pp.mela Barry, introduced the local againstanhydrousammonianursetank dren reside, in hotel and motel rooms, board members. Board of directors theft. Farmers are also being asked to in business buildings, under bridges, presentatthemeetingwereEdDusl~ie, check abandoned bum!dings regularly in farm fields and pastures, president; Brian Shulda, Nevada Information about meth labs is the focus of a presentation by Scott Teeselink, retired KBI agent now working for for use and to report any suspicious A short film was viewed revealing Vetter, Mike Bolte, Jim Dooley, Mark Kansas Farm Bureau Teeselink spoke at the Farm Bureau annual meeting Saturday in Mankato. vehicles in the area. the story of a doctor and mother in Fleming, Phil Vetter. Moriah Wegner competing Sheriff asks farmers to be vigilant as thefts increase for state Junior Miss title Moriah Wagner, Jewell County Jun- ing her, including her brother Alan, her best friend Scott, the Millers and "My 'sister,' Jenna." Wagner is looking forward to rep- resenting her county in the state com- petition. "I would strongly urge other girls to go out for ~nior Miss. It develops so many qu~ities in you that you may not be kno~ about." She is involved fn many school activities and sports including cross country, track, b~d, choir, FFA, The Jewell County Sheriff's De- partment has been flooded with re- ports of missing and stolen items. March 21 it was reported that a mail box, containing mail, was stolen from the rural residence of Clayton Mullender, 8 miles south of Esbon, Junction and US 36 highway. A missing ornament, attached to the exterior of a house in Mankato belonging to James and Deb Vaughan, was reported. A missing four-bale hay trailer was cylinder was missing from a parked disk in a field two miles north and one- half mile west of Mankato. The cylin- der was' last noticed by the owner two to three weeks ago. Curt Terrill, rural Burr Oak, re- ported March 14, that sometime around Dec. 31 that a snow blower, two chain saws and an air compressor were taken from his farmstead two miles west of Burr Oak. Ron Simon, Mankato, reported March 15 that a two wheeled 1989 ior Miss, believes serving her county this year was a "neat experience." She is in Belleville this week, com- peting in the Kansas State Junior Miss event with 16 other young women from across the state. Wagner said the highlights of being Jewell County Junior Miss included presenting the "Be Your Best Self" Youth Camp to area youth and the I'--~e Substance is also known as l! c'r!~kecha~ ]ndsZ~PnH2eS, shOV~edd adult encouragement she received. A senior at Mankato High School, FBLA, forencis, quiz bowl and Na- reported missing by owner Cleo motorcycle was missing from abuild- s Hthy, dirty and crude. Reel- she is the daughter o[Darrell Wagner, tional Honor Society. ' Hihgen. ]'he report was made March ing belonging to Simon southeast of [ur meth " " - are available over the ~ or by word of mouth. "Some- Mankato, and Rita Wagner, Chanute. Other activiesinehtl, being a mere- 17 and the trailer Was last seen two or Esbon. The motorcycle was last seen She has four brothers, Jason,Burr Oak; ber of Beloit Community Orchestra three weeks before thereport wasmade, by the owner sometime around the end E'"e recipe is right and sometimes Josh, Salina; Luke, Fredonia; and Alan .3 and String E~emble and serving in This trailer was manufactured by Burr of December. The motorcycle is lime ~.rong. Think about it folks", an eighth grade student at Mankato ' *~ her church of St. Theresa. Oak Welding. It was last seen parked green in color, a Kawasaki. takes five to six pounds of haz- Junior-Senior High School. ~'~ "~,~ ' She enjoys playing violin for resi- on a farm ! 3 miles north of Mankato Curt Boyles, Burr Oak, reported ..... and three-fourths mile west. Nov. 4 that a Coleman Power Washer !S.waste to make a pound of meth She said being the only girl in the ;' " ' dents at Jewell County Hospital Long A dirt scraper was reported missing was taken from his property. The ~aen~.g to Tesselink. The waste of- family and having four brothers has Term Care and Golden Years Club March 14 by owner Bill Roe. It was Jeweli County Sheriff Department re- id~ ~hind in an abandoned build- been an experience. "I have learned a ,gthe roadside, fields, streams, lot from them and I have a lot of special piano." Wagner studies violin with and volunteering to work in the con- last seen at a farm l l miles north of ports that this washer was recovered !n burned. He cautioned anyone memories.GuessyoucansayI'vebeen MichealHarbargh, BeloitCommunity cession stand for the Ute Theatre. Mankato. The scraper is yellow in Marchl9bySaundersCountySheriff's leth lab the special girl of the family" Orchestra Director. Wagner also gives Wagner's plans to attend Kansas color and it as uncertain when it was Department, Wahoo, Neb. fOmes upon a suspected n [i iqtalone and immediately con- Her favorite subjects in school are violin lessons. Her talentpresentation State University, majoring in violin seen by the owners, Lauren and Bill Kim Ost, Jewell County Sheriff, I,), , cal law enforcement official government, English and music. Her at state competition is a violin solo, music performance and minor in po- Roe. urges people to check on tools, farm ~oS " d' iThey knw and are trained favoritepast-timeismakingmusicwith J.H. Fiocco's Allegro. litical science. StevenHeadrick, ruralSuperior, re- implements and other personal prop- eal with it," he said. her violin, which has been playing "My parents have been so encour- ported March 17 that a two-wing lift erty on a regular basis and to report the ~;es and chemicals to watch for sinceshewas7. Shecreditshermother aging to anything that I wanted to do. At Kansas Junior Miss, Wagner lten usedinthemanufactur- for hermusicalability. "My mother They helped me to reach for my hopes tomeetandmakefriendswith~,,,/O cy'd"'~'~U~J-- t~c~th are acetone, common cold sparked my interest and I adored lis- dreams." other contestants, and "Just have a health fair I Ontaining ephedrine or tening to her playing her music on theShe also credits others forinfluenc- great amount of fun." missing property as soon as possible to the sheriff. "'If the department recovers items because of a search warrant, then we know where the items came from while the search is being made," Ost said. In another report from the sheriff's department, a case of vandalism was reported March 15. A stop sign lo- cated two miles from Randall was shot in two with a 16 gauge shotgun. The incident happened sometime around March 14. Recycling center hosts program Jewell County Solid Waste and Re- cycling Center will host an ecological program for fourth and fifth graders of Jeweli County Friday at 9 a.m. Start Slaughter, the "Eco-Trouba- dour," will present the program. Slaughter calls himselfa musician and teacher. Jewell Post Office changes window service hours The Jewell Postoffice started new hours Monday. The office is now open Monday through Friday, 8:45 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., and 12:30 p.m to 3:45 p.m. and Saturday hours are 8:30 to 9:00 a.m. ib'e ing, display'ng i tag Peake sentence set only a week away serv v n e at 1 year plus fine John R. Peake, Belleviile, was sen- The annual Jewell County Health tion with the Free to Know Cancer 4-S Fmlly Fun xtiles su'-'-c oder o _resen,a,;onllJ , , ' tenced March 20, in Cloud County Fairisset for next Thursday and Fri- Initiative and the Susan G. Kolmen Night Saturday is District County, by Judge Tuggle, to day, April 3 and 4, at Je~well County Cancer Foundation also makes it pos- . 12 months in the Cloud County Jail, a Hospital, Mankato. sible for women who have no health Jeweil County Family Fun Night is ~i TM flapper dress and a patch- cheted collar, a. man's suit jacket, keep items l.n a basement. Not,good. fine of $2,500 and ordered to pay res- insurance, a high insurance deduct- Saturday night at the Mankato High cumtOrter from the early 1900s woman's hat ana other items, that had They need mr and no. moisture.. . She titution. Blood tests offered include Chem ible, or who have a family history of School from 4:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. twoit . nd dis la ed re recommendedframmgwtthplextglass arid emsbroughtb wewersfor been preserved a P Y P P- rather than glass, as glass can shatter He was found guilty earlier this 27(acomprehensiveandlipidprofile), cancertoqualifyforfreemammograms The event will be~n with a soup oc~ byKathy Lu;Yer_Nedsen, erl~,. ......t.,=,, ibit was nrenared b and damage textiles, month of vehicular homicide and TSH-thyroid stimulating hormone and pap smears, supper, sandwich and homemade pies ---~)cnsmn agent, Lmcom, ~,t%uu ..... h . '- "- Y elm rtanceofcom- speeding. This sentencing' resulted (thyroid function), and PSA, prostate The fair provides an opportunity supper. |': Whe,~ s,, .................. ~a~,-n,, ,~,,, Extenston assocmte, Kin- She stressed th po ., from a one car accident on Aug. 30, specific antigen (prostate cancer), for those who may not get annual ex- Family games includes bingo, bal- l ~" IJtC~t::lltCU a [Llglltill Jt1q,411M ~dl ~a~Snla,,~.7' . . P . ~. ~ ....... :,_ nilin~ as much information as possime Additional health checks include amstoscheduleappointmentsandben- Ioondarts, bowling, cake walk.clown ~le's. stag anti preserving vintage sasl.~t;~le~njqvie;s~n demonstrated a~u~ items as a reference for the fu- 2001, near Concordia that resulted in the death ofaJewell County girlPeggy blood pressure, spinal, hearing, diabe- efit from these cancer awareness do1- throw, color spinner,duck pond, foot- tes and cardiac risk evaluations, bone ball toss, minnow races, ring toss and ~'~ ~ ~I|e event, held at Montrose United cleaning, framing and mounting vari- ture. She recommended keeping track Peters, a passanger in the Peake ve- lars. Participants may pick up results ~ ~oOdist.Church Parish House, was ous textiles and showed methods of of treatment of the article, as well as hicle, density and digital rectal exams, of lab tests at the hospital's main desk twisters. A three-on-three basketball dis21aying these. Physical breast exams are offered on April 7. '~. $;t~rnedd.by Jewell County FCE any information known about its his- tournament will be held. ~..~u,~'_u ~ewell County Extension. Protecting textiles from dust, dirt tory. atnocostbyLynetteBIomberg, ARNP. At8:30,drawingswillbeconducted "" ,g{e~]'~r'Nte:sendisplayed atravel- and atmospheric elements was stressed A brochure on the subject may be Economic group She is employed as an outreach nurse The annual event is the accumula- for prizes. Door prizes will be given ~[" "rant, including an antique ere- by Lupher-Nielsen. "Mtany people obtained from local extension offices, reports progress consultant in the cancer unit at Salina rive effort of many individuals, agen- away every half hour. The public is Regional Medical Center. Her affilia- ties and sponsoring groups, invited to attendithis annual event. FawnaBarrett, coordinator for Jew- Proceeds will go toward county 4- ell County Economic Development and H schlorships, 4-H camp registrations Employment, reported receiving E- County schoolsprepare to and ,-H educational worksh,~ps, mail inquiries about Jeweil County from out of state, pils City, school elect One family indicated a possible enroll kindergarten pu move to the Esbon area. She is work- Kindergarten screening clinics are up an appointment, candidates Tuesday ing with a person interested in the scheduled for USD 279 JeweiI-Ran- The clinic at Mankato is April 10, JewellCounty city and school elec- hardware store. She reported on an dill and USD 278, Mankato. The beginning at 8:30 a.m. at Mankato El- tions are Tuesday. areameetingatNorthCentralRegional clinics are for all prosi~ective kinder- ementary School. Appointments Polls ace open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Plan office. Work is continuing on the garten students for the 2003-2004 should be made at the elementary A list registered candidates appeared feasibilitystudy forthesunflowerplant, school year. school, in a public notice in last week's news- NCK Tourism group meets at the A physical must be completed be- The Jewell County Health Depart- paper. Rooster Palace, Jewell, April ! 7. Bob fore school begins in August, either at ment, Mankato, will schedule appoint- Polling places are listed in a public Wilimethhasaskedforanewpersonto the Jewell County Health Department ments for the child's health check and notice in this week's newspaper. represent the county on this commit- office or with the child's family dec- immunizations. tee. tor. Children's birth certificates, so- Parents are urged to get started on The 2003 Jewell County Health Fair Lisa Nelson, vice president, pre- sided at the March meeting. She and cial security card, medical card and the required immunizations before the will be April 3-4 at the Jewell County the Barrett reported on a leadership immunization records should be start of the school year. The new law Hospital. Everyone is invited to attend workshop at Concordia. Dave brought to the screening, requires that a pupil must have re- this annual event. Bothwell reported the person inter- The clinic at USD 279 is at Randall ceivedorbeintheprocessofreceiving There will be educational displays, ested in the Mankato city lots, owned ElementarySchoolbeginningat9 a.m. immunizations which will be tom- nutiritious snacks, blood tests, cardiac by this group, has released his right to April 2. Parents are to contact Randall pleted within 90 days after admission risk evaluation, diabetic risk evalua- purchase. Kansas Wind Power is still Elementary School by March 28 to set to any school, tion, blood pressure checks, spinal risk Linda Woerner, county health de- evaluation, manual breat exam, and interested in testing wind in Jewell partment, requests children be brought cold-rectal take-homekits will be avail- County. Mankato Weather tothehealthdepartmentforshotsprior able. There will be osteoporosis/bone Deanna Sweat announced several to the kindergarten screening date. density evaluation. A heating screen- events including the April 21 Resource Bill Wood, observer .Council meeting for the public in Jew- Monday, March 17 73 44 Jewell County Health Department ing will be conducted on Friday only ell with Dr. Ron Willis, speaker and Tuesday, March 18 61 49 is open any Friday or appointments 7:00 a,m. to 2:00 p.m. For more infer- she urged all to attend. Wednesday, March 19 46 45 may be made. marion contact the Jewell County Hos- ~ ~:~ County fair dates are July 21-23 Thursday, March 20 48 39 Appointments could take 60 min- pital. ~-,~ and fall craft day is set for Oct. 23. Friday, March 21 59 29 utes, so parents need allow this time to Sponsoring this event are the Jewell WebstatsforFebmaryonthenckrdc Saturday, March 22 66 29 complete the various assessments. County Hospital and Rural Health ' xaminin . ' Fa I Lan e, both of conduct kindergarten screening April sion of Jewell County, Jewell County .~ ~i~to .,.,g vintage textiles are (from left) Annabelle Koeler, Formoso, Manlyn Eaton and ry , _~ ....... page showed 2,562 hits. The next Sunday, March 23 76 40 White Rock School USD 104 will Clinic, K-State Research and Exten- ~lontro~'ne textiles were vart of an exhibit used by Kathy Lupher-Nielsen, Post RockExtens~nagem, maPmgmm meeting is April 21 at noon at the Monday, March 24 65 41 ,, :~ o,=, sponsored bv'Jewell County Extension. Buffalo Roam. Moisture for week - 1.22 inches ablel7 and more information will be avail-at a later date. ToEmergency Medcial ServicesandKnow,, Cancer Initiative. Free