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,J located at 111 E. Main, Mankato, Kansas 66956 279 negotiatlng team I'ronl USD of Education and Jewell- Teachers Association pre- contracts lor approval at the meeting. langes included reducing teach- days to 181.5, including two =hing days, and kept insurance at the present level. The was approved unanimously. were approved in the cal- created by tile new conlracls. will start Aug. 20 with one-half classes. Contract renewals were e present teachers and the Vocational agriculture instructor. Perfornlance Accredi- e an on-she v~sit March Mike Baldwin. Mike Roth and I visited with the steering rntttee, toured both buildings with guides Emily Brey and at the junior-senior high Damon Bohnert and Chelscy al Randall Elementary. surveys were reviewed by and Jim Dooley. Steph reviewed adult surveys. The met with the commiltee in the Mary Ann Kibbe, QPA ator. presented the report and the board for their allowing school hours to complete this well prepared after hav- amock inspection in January, made lions and answered ques- 9 was awarded accredi- mxt five years. Baldwin being one of the schools out of the 10 he examining the schools" insur- was learned the district had too much which was re- Changes approved in insur- he bat ler at Randall Elementary to $20,000 as this would property in that room five Items transported between the policy. The entire coverage policies will be before renewal in June as review has not been dojae for I 0 years. ndent Ran Kelley had air lock area to be built in a of the doors on the east side of the school. This space would keep c)wing into the Cats Paws When doors are opened and make Iding more energy efficient. He given the o-ahead to get cost proved drawing of way. ITV photography gave a video presentation of work. She is pleased at the =accomplishments. Art were taught the first semester y this semester. Stu- use a basic $20 ital camera. tputer mailed to her. McCreight stated the pur- mg of the needed eqmpment for nology plans will begin as ex- at an earlier board meeting if were no questions. The board the plan class schedules were Principal Jeff Travis. Next will be taught the trt second semester, and band for junior high will be hour each day. presented a list of surplus The board approved of dis- of these Ictus. ~ He asked that education curriculum be and that was approved. and football field care was at a reduced cost of $1,620. allowed. Transfers of as $8.595.98 and to Special Ed KASB membership dues approved at $900 ['or the legal $2.307 dues. held a 10 minute execu- no action taken. Van and all board mem- Robin Grif,-eth, and Van Tay Ior were their service as their terms 30. Newly elected board etter and Robie Smith present. Others attending were Shamburg and Fawna Barrett. blankato "Weather Mow' Bill Wood, observer tuesday, April ! "l~h~iSday, April 2 85 44 l~ri~'_~aY, April 3 69 44 S nay, April 4 44 37 Sunday, Apn!.6 M-l~caY, Apnt 7 34 29 utSture for week - I. I 1 inches Snow - 2.50 inches. Established 1890, Volume 113, Issue No. 15 Tristyn Brown tries out new playground equipment recently installed in Formoso. That's Tristyn's mother, Amanda Brown, offering assistance. The city and PRIDE purchased the equipment. p Junior Miss 2003-- visits city meeting White Rock sets- school screening White Rock School will conduct kindergarten screening April 17 be- ginning at 8:20 a.m. This screenmg is lot all children who will be 5 on or before Aug. 31 The screenmg will be conducted at White Rock Elementary. Burr Oak. by Jan Rose, school psychologist: Deh Warnc, speech clinician: a county health nurse and Pam Dad& kinder- garten teacher. I mnnunizat ions will be reviewed and parents are asked to bring their child's immumzation records, birth certilicate and social sccta'ity number on the day of the screening. A kindergarten physical is required. Parcnt.q m the'Burr Oak and Esbon communities are asked m contact the school district office at Esbon by April 1 I for an appointment.The screenmg should take approximately an hour. Gary Tordrup, chairman, opened the business meeting. Routine busi- ness was conducted. Judy Dunn re- ported on contacting Critter's about holding chamber meetings there. AlL ter comments and discussion Dunn was asked to consult with Critter's owners and report again. Bill Wood re ported on the suggested project of cleaning up properties m Mankato. He said some of the proper- ties in question had already been cleaned up ~y owners since the last meeting. Lorie Brown reported she visited with school administration and eighth grade could use some commu- nity service time, It was decided to possibly set up a "clean up" day some- t~me in May on a Staturday. The next meetirig is May 5 at noon. Kansas Junior Miss. Moriah Wagner, Mankato, addressed the Man- kate Chamber of Commerce at the meeting Monday noon. Wagner competed in the state pro- gram at Belleville, representing Jewell Cotmty, and walked away with the state title two weeks ago. She told about the Junior Miss pro- gram that began in 1957, the Be Your Best Sell project that began in 1987. and her plans to go ,to the national coml~tition in June. She reported on developing the Jewell County Junior Miss Recycling Scholarship. She also volunteered as a speaker at meetings. Wagner cx pressed her appreciation to the community and the county for support she ,-eceivcd and is still receiv- ing. She sa~d she is proud to be from Mankato and from Kansas. at the Buffalo Roam Steakhouse, Man- kate. Fair board plans Jewell County Fair Eight directors and two county agents met recently to discuss activi- ties and promouon for the 2003 Jewell County Fair. A contract was approved li ~r use of the showmobile on May 24 during Lady Vestey Festival in Superior, Per- mission was granted lor use at no cost for the Jewell County Relay Ior Life June 13. County fair T-shirt contest is to feature the theme "Busy as a Bee m 2003." Contest entry forms may be picked up at the extension office and forms will be mailed to local schools. Contest entries are due June 6 and the winning entry will be selected at the June 9 fair board meeting. The wiu- ning entry will win a free T-shirt. "All exhibitors must wear an official county fair T-shirt when exhibiting entries. Shirts must be in good condi- lion and may be prev;ous years T- shirts. Large promotional posters are to be ordered from Superior Express. The extension office will update superintendenl names and dates before printing the lair book in the same for- mat as used last year. The catered meal will be served July 22. Musical entertainment will be scheduled from 6-9. Activities'will be repeated as in past years for Tuesday evenmg. It was recommended to schedule the fashion revue and crowning of 4-H royalty at the Threshing Bee Saturday evening. The next meeting is May I at 7:30. A scheduling committee of Deb Murray, Peg Bohnert and Lisa Boyles will work on 4,H club assignments for mowing the fairgrounds, food stand and Quonset watch schedules Mother Nature pulled another of her little tricks on folks in some pads of Jewell County this weekend. After several da s of above average temperatures cold north wind blew in Thursday night Residents slhivered through Friday and o~i,,a=,, =~nd'~wnl