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Price 50 Office located at 111 E. Main, Mankato, Kansas 66956 Established 1890, Volume 127, Issue No. 14 USPS, NO. 274-940 Thursday, April 7, 2016 The Jewell County Board met Mon- Steve Greene said the commission- ment 2016. Joel discussed speed limit day with commissioners SteveGreene, ers wanted to thank those who were signs with Darrell Miller. Mark Fleming and Dwight Frost involved in the Jewell County Health Commissioners approved that the present. Carla Waugh, county clerk, Fair. Shannon Meier and Angela Federal-Aid Fund Exchange Agree- was also present. Murray were present, ment for 2016. Minutes of the March 28 commis- Angela Murray, health nurse re- Joel had bids for culverts: J&J sioners meeting were approved, quested an executive session to dis- Drainage Products $44,678.55; Travis Garst, solid waste director, cuss non-elected personnel. Coming Welborn Sales $49,735.50; D-C reviewed the monthly report for March. back into regular session no action was Wholesales $47,605.20. The commis- Travis said he discussed options for taken, sioners approved the bid from J&J therecyclingtrailerwithBourbonTrail- DonJacobs, Sheriff, said the Jewell Drainage Products for $44,678.55. ers. A motion to direct Garst to have County Sheriff's Office is accepting Joel had bids for a 2017 semi trac- Bourbon Trailers build a new recy- unused prescription drugs on April 30 tor: Truck Center Company 2017 cling trailer for approximately $8,000 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., through the Freightliner 114 SD $105,141; Sum- was approved unanimously. Drug Enforcement Admmistration pro- mitTruckGroup2017 MackCHU613 Shannon Meier, ambulance direc- gram. $103,362; Summit Truck Group 2017 tor, reviewed the billing report for Darrell Miller, county attorney, re- International HX $101,720; Summit March. He also discussed alternative quested an executive session to dis- Truck Group 2017 Volvo VHD routes for the ambulance because of cuss confidential legal matters. Regu- $101,000; MHC Kenworth 2017 Highway 36 road construction. He re- iar session resumed with no action Kenworth$100,745. Thecommission- quested an executive session to dis- taken, ers approved the bid from MHC cuss confidential data relating to fi- JoelElkins, general supe "rmtendent, Kenworth for the 2017 Kenworth for a nancial affairs. Coming out of execu- reported on road and bridge mainte- total $100,745. Joseph Johnson, Sum- tive session and into regular session, nance.CarlaWaughgaveJoelthewrit- mit Truck Group was present for the the commissioners voted to write off ten road complaint she received from bid opening. $621.88forthefirstquarterof2016for Amanda Schnakenberg. Joel had the Chris Petet, custodian, discussed EMS. Federal-Aid Fund Exchange Agree- repairs for the mower. By Neff Cares, gain can also be impacted by up to 18 Lab educating on Anaplasmosis, an Post Rock Extension District percent, infectious disease in cattle. Transmis- Horn flies are one of the most sig- Join the Post Rock Extension Dis- sion of the disease is greatly attributed nificant blood-feeding pests of pas- trictonWednesday, April 20, in Jewell to ticks and blood sucking insects. tured cattle in the United States. Losses for a program presenting control op- The program will begin at 6 p.m. have been estimated at $ l billion annu- tions for external parasites in cattle, and conclude at 8:30 p.m. on April 20. ally. Horn fly feeding causes irritation, Justin Talley, livestock entomologist Location will be at the Jewell Commu- blood loss, decreased grazing effi- from Oklahoma State University will nity Center. A meal will be provided ciency, reduced weight gains and a be present to educate on various fly courtesy of the sponsors, Mankato decline in milk production,control strategies, including product Livestock, Inc., and the Kansas State Studies from the University of Ne- types, rotationofchemical classes and Veterinary Diagnostic Lab. There is braska have shown calf weaning timingofapplication. Another compo- no cost to attend, but please RSVP by weights were 10 to 20 pounds higher nent oft he program will feature DVM Friday, April 15, to Neil Cates, live- when horn flies are controlled on the Gregg Hanzlicek with Kansas State stockextensionagentforthePostRock mother cows. Yearling cattle weight University's Veterinary Diagnostic District by email at ncates@ksu.edu. Some students at Rock Hills Elementary School are finally taking advantage of warm, spring weather and .riding their bicycles to school. Even though cooler temperatures and severe winter weather are not completely out of the realm of possibility even in mid to late April, it seems like spring may have finally sprung for the youths in the area. Temperatures this week are forecast to be in the 60s and 70s for daytime highs and upper 30s to mid 40s for overnight lows. :2 ....... \. 'i Callum McNichols is a Burr Oak resident who is in his junior year as an illustration major at John Brown University, Siloam Springs, Ark. His preferred medium is pen and ink. Some examples of his artistic creativity are shown here. He will spend a month in Berlin Germany studying figure drawing and pastels this summer. 0= Callum McNichols, son of Kelly tional Christian liberal arts college in He has been a frequent conlributof and Becky McNichols,residents of the Siloam Springs, Ark. of cartoons published in the student Burr Oak community, has a penchant McNichols chose illustration as his newspaper, The Tri Fold Advocate, a major He is in his junior year and is weekly publication. The themes range for drawing. From a ~oung age, he recalls always liking a~d-wanting to currentlytakingacourseincomicbook from pliticatbservatinsthumr- draw. Home schooled since second art and story telling. He has completed ous comments on campus life, He has grade, he was encouraged by his par- several illustration courses and is hon- been influenced by artists such as ents to expand his horizons and draw ing his technique. Though he has Norman Rockwell and graphic artists . what he wanted. As his education pro- worked in several media, such as oil from print and video games from the gressed, so did his passion for draw- and gouache, his preference is pen and United states and worldwide. ing. With the support of his parents, he ink and pencil. He utilizes computer In 2014, he traveled to Jordan and enrolled as a student at John Brown programs to refine his work. He has worked at an archaeological dig with University, private, interdenomina- taken a course in computer 3 D model- several other students, for six weeks. ing. This year he will spend one month, as part of a study program, in Berlin, Kansas 1Lange Youth Germany, studyingfiguredrawingand pastels while immersing himself in Camp planned for July German culture. Though the future is uncertain, the The Kansas Section of the Society soils, native plants or natural resources forRangeManagementwillonceagain is sure to learn something interesting be sponsoring the Kansas RangeYouth and have a fun time doing it. There is a Camp, July 12-15. This camp has been lot of time outdoors doing "hands on" held for more than 55 years. The pur- activities and several field trips will pose of the camp is to educate youths allow students to see first hand some about what rangelands are, why they local operations. are important and how best to manage Registration is going on right now them sustainably, and ends June 1. There is a cost for the The camp is held at Camp camp but many county conservation Mennoscah in Kingman County. High districts and other local organizations school students who are currently fresh- will sponsor local students. Interested men, sophomores or juniors are eli- students are encouraged to contact the gible to attend. Any student interested conservation district to inquire about in livestock, wildlife management, funding. prospect of creating concept art for video games is an appealing prospect for this young artist. During his senior year, he will work on his portfolio, the culmination of the three previous years of study. This work is shared with professionals from many artistic com- munities and will be his focal point after his return from Berlin. McNichols is passionate about his art and life and is eager to follow wher- ever it leads him. The Burr Oak youth credits his parents for their support and encouraging him to follow his d~_ am. He is the first member of his-artistic family to study art on a formal basis and is grateful for the opportunity his family has afforded him. The roots he established at home and in the commul nity of Burr Oak will always be an influence on his work and he would have it no other way. ' Local weather High and low temperatures- March 27 .................................. 43 23 March 28 .................................. 62 23 March 29 .................................. 68 30 March 30 .................................. 62 48 March 31 .................................. 74 38 April 1 ..................................... 56 30 April 2 ...................................... 50 26 Ken Garst, weather observer for Jewell, reported .01 precipitation for the week and .26 for the month :of March. Betty Becker, weather observer for Mankato, reported no precipitation for the week. The evening of March 28 during District No. 6 Volunteer Fire Department's regular monthly meet- ..... :";:":~ ing, two of the fire trucks and a pumper truck with the sirens and lights running were used for a special mission -- to call at the Ben and Shirley Free resi- dence in Formoso. " Ben retired in January from the fire departrnent after serving as a volunteer ~ started with the Marquette Fire De- fireman for more than 47 years. He partment and then continued with the District No. 6 Fire Department when .... he and Shirley moved to Formoso. In the late 70s with the Formoso Fire Department, Ben served as the fire chief for about three years. The local fire department started with a 30x 24 building with two trucks that responded to both city and rural fires. Ben was presented a plaque in honor of his retirement and received retire- ment funds from the Fireman's Relief Association, in which the Formoso V ol- unteer Fire Department had invested. The secretary with the Fireman's Re,_ lief Association said Ben is among the longest-serving retirees she has en- countered. Members of the Formoso Volunteer Fire Department honored Ben Free March 28 for his Korey Vacek, Lavernia Peters, Rob Bonjour, Bob Roush, Benny O Free (holding plaque of many years of service to the department. honor), Shirley Free, Neil Bonjour, Mark Those present for the occasion Fleming and Steve Spiegel. were (from left) Daniel Waide, The fourth annual Jewell County E- Fair was held Friday at Rock Hills High School. There were 13 entries this year: T&A' s Tattoo Shop (Tristan Schindler and Annabelle Schultz); Pot Wash Truck Wash, Brayde Wagner and Ethan Woerner; Mankato Meat Locker, Tucker Johanek and Spencer Callaway; Snip and Klip, Esmerelda Fischer and Terri Slick; JeweU County Clippers, Chase Slate and Mezvah NoN; A&H Vet Center, Allison Havens and Harlee Chance; EJP, Jalee Ortman and Emma Reinert; Sunfish Bait and Guns, Brice Kussman and Taylor Stevens; Peak Fitness Center, Kaylee Hadle and Sydny Ryba; Bryant Custom Trucking (BCT), Raymond Bryant; Zodiac Pho- tography, Laurel Gant and Samantha Fogo; Kato Construction and Repairs, Cedric Ballentin; Buddies, Cynthia Vaughn and Taylor Morgan. Winners of the contest Were as follows: first place, Pot Wash Truck Wash; second place, EJP; third plade,' Mankato Meat Locker; people's choice winner, EJP; Jewell Implement creativity award ($200), Snip and Klip; State Exchange Bank enthusiasm award ($100), Jewell County Clip- pers; Nex-Generation Round Up f0r Youth, Inc., award, ($500), Bryant Custom Trucking.