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He was to one count of first de- subsequently charged with poi- md two counts of soning the coffee of co-workers with the same substance. Fol- Kuhlmann lowing mental evaluations by both the state and defense He February of 1995 and was found competent to stand to poison two co- trial. Plea negotiationsfollowed. in July of 1995. In Prlor to sentencing, the prosecution rec- Kuhlmann's attorney, Joseph Kuhlmann tace a Allen, read awritten statement life sentence, prepared by Kuhlmann. In the Tuggle agreed with statement, Kuhlmannthanked ition and ordered local law enforcement for their M. Harris, Burr Oak, was arrested following an March 31. Harris's pickup was headed north on in Mankato and struck a pickup belonging to Photo by Lesa Peroutek. fair treatment and apologized to his wife and her family. Kuhlmann also addressed the court personally before sen- tencing. 'I know apologies aren't enough," he said. He said he regretted what happened but denied intending harm to his daughter. "I can honestly say I had no intention whatsoever of killing anyone." Through Allen, Kuhlmann said if he could change places with his daughter he would do so. Allen said Kuhlmann lacked the skills to deal with problems and after counseling regretted the tragic consequences. Jewell County Attorney, Darrell Miller, told the court entering into a plea agreement was a difficult decision. "It was the toughest deci- sion, I've ever had to make in over 20 years of prosecution," Miller said. Tuggle said he took into account the lack of criminal history, attitude and thoughts of victims, when ruling on sen- tencing. He said it was in society's best Interests to run the sentences concurrently. "I feel it is in society's best interests as well as the defendent's to Impose a single life sentence," Tuggle said. The court stated parole was not automatic and is contin- gent on Kuhlmann's behavior. The location at which Kuhlmann will be incarcarated will be determined by the Km - sas Department of Corrections. Kuhlmann has 10 days to appeal the conviction and sen- tencing. Mankato grade schoolers took those watching back to the fifties, during their spring program last Thursday. Photo by Renita Hillman. Easter Sunrise Services ~~ Egg Hunts Sunday April 7 ~ Saturday, April 6 (Open to the public) Mankato Courthouse lawn, 2 p.m, Mankato There will be a commmunity Easter Sunrise Service, 7 a.m. at the Esbon Mankato Golf course. Esbon school lawn, 2 p,m. An Easter Sunrise breakfast will Burr Oak Formoso follow services at 7:30 p.m. at the Burr Oak Easter Sunrise Service is Formoso City Park, 2 p.m. club house, scheduled for 7 a.m., on the hill south- Ionia west of Burr Oak. In case of weather, I Ionia The Ionia church plans a Sunrise the service' will be at the Na;arene ] Ionia school park, 2 p.m. Breakfast at 7:30 a.m. with the youth Church. Breakfast will be served in I having a short service following the the fellowship hall following the ser- breakfast, vice Thursday Randall Com- 7 p.m. through 8, vacation no at all county , Services: United Meth. Church. Mankato. Salem United Jew- Shop Benefit, 7a.m. ,nl. Alumni: Re- 4 to 6 p.m.; p.m. forward[ Day- one City Coun- Board of meeting, 7 )er of meeting 7 Board of meeting, P.m. Kindergarten screenings will begin next week. Children who will be five on or before Aug. 31, 1996, must be screened before entering Kindergarten. The screening staff will check speech and language, motor coordination, hear- Ing, vision and physical examination. An immunization review will also be conducted. The following schools have set up the dates, times and places of where they will be screening children: Mankato: Wednesday, Apr. 10, at the Elementary School. Make appointments no later than Apr. 5, 378- 3822. JewelllRandalI: Tuesday. Apr. 9, 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. at the Jewell Elementary School. Call Jewell Elementary, 428-3217, to make an appointment. White Rock: Friday, Apr. 12, at the White Rock Elemen- tary School. The Superintendent's office will contact par- ents to schedule an appointment. If you have not been contacted byApr. 5, call Glennys Barnes at 725-3222 to set up an appointment. ......... Bob McCune, new owner of the Sweden Creme in Mankato cuts the ribbon held by Mankato Chamber of Commerce president, Wanda Hurd. Several were in attendance at the businesses grand opening and enjoyed cake, welcoming the owners. Photo by Renita Hillman. The Jewell County Cornmis- sioners met Apr. 1. 1996. with Commissioners John E. Stover. Frank D. Langer and Doyle H. Alcorn and Carla J. Waugh, County Clerk present. Dan Switzer. Ambulance Director. thanked the commis- sioners for attending the meet- ing last Wednesday. He dis- cussed Medicare billing and payments. He advised the Commissioners he had met with Randall First Respond- ers. Jewell First Responders and some of city councils. It was decided that Sandy Westgate will be in charge of the Jewell First Responders. Switzer will meet with the Jew- ell City Council to see if they will pay for some of the needed equipment and radios. Switzer said he met with the City of Esbon last month and they voted to buy equipment for the Esbon First Responders. who will begin taking classes on Avr. 23. Switzer said Burr Oak and Esbon's fire depart- ments will lose theirflre phones and need to discuss other possibilities. Gall Bartley, Weed Director, advised the commissioners he will be attending the Certifica- tion License test at Hays next Monday. He also reported he successfully completed the basic test he attended in Man- hattan. An employment agreement for the Health Nurse, Shirley Jacobs-Vamey was signed. Darrell Miller discussed the Kansas Bostwick Irrigation agreement with the Commis- sioners. The Commissioners advised they wanted some changes made on the agree- ment. Changes were made and the new agreement was signed and approved. Unofficial Minutes Janell Gillett, Brent Beck and Lance Lippold, Mankato High School, were selected for All.League basketball honors. Photo by Lesa Peroutek. All League Basketball iilayers at Jewell High School are Eric Bourbon, Kirsten Barrett, Sarah Griffeth, Katie Scheef, Me,an Coco and Julie Scheef. Photo by Fawna Barrett Selected for All-League basketball honors at White Rock High Schopl were, Andrea Burgess, Gerit Garman and Gavin Garman. Not pictured: Aaron Christenson. Photo by Lesa Peroutek.