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Price 50 Office located at 111 E. Main, Mankato, Kansas 66956 Established 1890, Volume 127, Issue No. 16 USPS, NO. 274-940 Thursday, April 21, 2016 Saturday, rain or shine, the Jewell outlined by her doctor: three rounds of rated they may be turned into Hair and County Relay for Life will be held at chemo and 32 sessions of radiation More. the Mankato Community Center. The over a 60 week period. Money raised at the Relay for Life evening will kick off at 5 p.m. with Amandasaidshethoughtshewould in Jewell County benefits the High registration and a supper. The Lutheran never see the end but by taking it one Plains Division, a five state area corn- youth group is providing the supper day at a time she made it. She did prisedofKansas, Nebraska, Oklahoma, and in support of the Relay for Life survive. Her husband and child were Missouri and Texas. The funds are have asked the survivors to come and what gave her strength. She had to usedforresearch, advocacy, education eat for free. All other supporters may fight, and patient services provided by the eat for a free will ,~onation. "I had to win my battle to make sure American Cancer Society. The opening ';ceremony will be I was around for their future," said In an average year, 24 people in held at 6 p.m. followed by the guest Amanda. Jewell County hear the words, "you speaker, Amanda Strait. Amandaisnowacancersurvivorof have cancer." It is not known when Can you imagine being 30 years old nine years. She is director of online someone in our community will have and how excited you would be of learn- services at Cloud County Community the need for the things available to help ing you were pregnant with your first College, the mother of two children, them battle their cancer. child? This is where Amanda's story Brady who is 8, and daughter, Tia, who Facts. Treatments that have been starts. At about 33 weeks of a normal is4.Amandaandhusband, Brian Strait, established because of the research. In 40 week pregnancy, Amanda learned along with their children, live in Kansas alone there are four grants to- she had cancer in her breast. A gyne- Concordia. Amanda is the daughter of taling $2.6 million at KU Medical cen- cologistconfirmed herown suspicions Carl and Marsha Knarr, Jewell. ter and K-State. Health Insurance As- and the next step was to have a biopsy At 6:30 p.m. survivors' lap will be sistance. Free wigs, turbans and other performed to determine where exactly held. accessories. Free or reduced lodging. the cancer was located and the kind of From 5:45 to 8:30 p.m., live enter- Privatealr transportation for treatment. cancer she was dealing with. Her ad- tainment will be presented by Pete Cancer Survivor Network. Informa- vicereceived was tohaveamasectomy, Giles. tion and support for caregivers. Patient which Amanda wanted nothing to do The luminaria ceremony will be Navigator Support, trained social with with, so the next option was a held at 9 p.m. followed by the glow contacts and resources. lumpectomy to slow down the cancer, walk at 9:15 p.m. Everyone is asked to All of the above and more are ser- shrink it, to make it through her preg- supply their own glow accessories, vices for anyone, in any county that nancy and then she would be ready for At 10 p.m. the closing of the 2016 they can receive just by picking up the whatever faced her following the birth Jewell County Relay for Life will be phone and calling 1-800-227-2345. of her child, held. Spearheading this year's Relay for Amandacouldn'tbelievethiswould Although the Relay for Life is to be Life in Jewell County is Tummy ever happen to her. Shehad beenliving held Saturday, it is not to late to pur- Kimminan, community manager for a fairly healthy lifestyle. She was anon chase a luminary. The high school Relay for Life High Plains Division. smoker, didn't do recreational drugs, National Honor Society is selling the TammyisinTopekaandcanbereached exercised regularly and thought she luminaries for $10 at the following at404-653-8094orcel1785-819-2714. was leading a life toward a clean bill of businesses: Moonlight Workshop, Sheisstillinneedofvolunteerstohelp health. Jewell CountyHospital, Hair andMore, Saturday in all aspects of the Relay for Just a few short days after her son Possibilities and Jewell Grocery. After Life. Tummy can also be reached at was born, she began the treatment plan the luminaries are purchased and deco- tammy.kimminan @cancer.org. I Schools participating were Beloit, TheregularmeetingoftheMankato thecommtmitygarden.Phyllisreceiveff berswillbeaskedtodonatedessettsfor-BeloitStJohn's, Rockkli}tsandSmith Chamber ofCommerce was held Apri! two bids f~r the sign that she designed, the event. Volunteers are still needed to Center. Guaranty employees were 13 at Bob's Inn, with nine members Chad Fogo tilled the plots and they are help serve and clean up. Lastyear, the present, ready to plant. Kenny Walker is mak- chamber served more than 230 meals. Brian Shulda, vice president, called ing the stakes to put by each plot. The Several members met with Emma the meeting to order. Minutes of the chamber will be using two of the plots Menhusen to check on the new website March meeting were read and up- to grow produce and donate it to local she is developing for the chamber. She proved. No notices of youth volunteer- community organizations. Volunteers is also working on designing a logo for lng were received for the month, fromthechamberwillbetakingcareof the community. Emma and Jenny Membership is up to 53 members, the two plots. Russell, Jewell County Community Letters will be sent out one last time to April 16 will be the date for the Development director, will be work- past members, community-wide clean-up starting at ing on a grant to help with the commu- Scholarship forms were to bepicked the park at 8 a.m. A light lunch will be nity garden. up from the high school April 18. The served following the clean-up for the Shelli Navarro reminded the group board members will meet to pick the volunteers. In 2015 the clean-up team Central National Bank is sponsoring three finalists for the chamber members had 24 stops, freeadvertisingforMankatobusinesses to choose from at the May meeting. The Mother's Day luncheon will through the Bzing phone app. SteveandPhyllisChristiehavebeen take place May 8 at the community Next meeting will take place May working on getting tools and a sign for center from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Mem- 11 at the Buffalo Roam. Rock Hills fifth grade students look inside the soil plant trailer during the Ag (back to us), Dayton Garst, Hayden Callaway, Lauren Whelchel and Selena Bank employees present Ag in the Classroom program Guaranty State Bank and Trust Company employees visited local fifth grade students, presenting their Ag in the Classroom program. In 2010, Bailey Hajny began play- Thethemeforthisprogramf0cuseding violin in the Beloit Elementary on soil. Students were given a soil School orchestra, under the direction layer lesson with snacks to represent of Mr. Harbaugh. "The first day of the layers of soil. The Soil Trailer orchestra was a great day. I was begin- Tunnel was also available for them to ning my first musical instrument. I visit for a more close up visual of the have never played an instrument until soil layers. They also learned about that day. I had no idea how to read plant and crop samples that were on music," he said. "I had no idea how to display, play a note on the violin or any other Professional agronomists and wheat will benefit from our school- this year." sor and commercial pesticide applica- producers should mark May 17 and 18 On May 17, the school runs from 9 tor credits. on their schedules for the latest Kansas a.m. until 6 p.m. On May 18, the school The cost is $140 for both days for State University Wheat In-Depth Di- begir,~ at 8 a.m. and ends at 1 p.m. those who RSVP by May 9. After that agnostic School, according to Jeanne Topics presented by K-State date, the cost is $180 for both days. Falk Jones, K-State Research and Ex- agronomists will include wheat growth Register online for the school at tension SunflowerDistrict agronomist, and development, general wheat pro- www.northwest.k-state.edu/events/ and Lucas Haag, northwest area exten- duction problems, wheat diseases and wheat-diagnostic-school. For more in- sion crops and soils specialist, treatment options, water use of wheat formation, contact the K-State North- Thisyear'sschoolwillbeheldatK- as part of rotations, weed identifica- west Research and Extension Center, State's Northwest Research and Ex- tion, weed control with wheat herbi- Falk Jones at jfalkjones@ksu.edu, or tension Center at 105ExperimentFarm cides, soil fertility needs of wheat, Hang at lhaag@ksu.edu. Road, Colby. sprayer calibration, wheat insects and their interaction with diseases and new Candidate files for "We have a tremendous program P planned, with a full schedule of pre- technology in wheat breeding,o]itica] offices sentations on the latest research and The day is tailored to be a hands-on lots of interesting field demonstra- learning opportunity for agronomy pro- The following have filed for office tions," Falk Jones said. "Anyone who fessionals, farmers and anyone inter- as of April 18, 2016. Susan L. Abel, works with wheat on a regular basis ested in wheat production, Hang said. Republican, Center Township Trea- It has approval for certified crop advi- surer. Day in the Classroom program. Pictured (from left) are Kaleb Grace, Kayle Wagner Luong. Tony King, (far right) is vice-president of Guaranty State Bank. instrument. I was 10 years old." The first day, he said he went home after school and told his mom, Sadie Tony King, Guaranty vice president; Hayden, all about it. He took his violin likes his song,'~The LegendofWooley .... Kenny Mizner, Burr Oak and Esbon home so she could see it. She asked Swamp," but"The Devil Went Down branch manager; and Jen Urbaniak, him to play something, but he didn't to Georgia" is still his favorite. loan assistant. The program was pre- have any music, so he just kind of In 2012, he attended a Charlie sented at Rock Hills on March 24. played his own tune. "I was playing it Daniels Band concert at the Nebraska incredibly fast. I was not the kid who State Fair in Grand Island, which made 16-year-old killed in liked to play a slow song on the violin, him an even bigger fan. "That was my I enjoyed to play it with some speed, so first concert ever, and Charlie put on a automobile accident i did just that and mom was taking a great show! 1was more than impressed Noah Nicholas Smith, 16, Jewell, videoofme,"hesaid."Ican'tsayI was with his concert," he said. died Saturday from injuries received the greatest at playing the violin, be- In 2014 he began to write Charlie in an automobile accident in the early cause l was not good, butIstillenjoyed Daniels letters in hopes of getting a morning hours. Noah was traveling northbound on Mankato clean-up reply, but didn't really expect one. "I K14 at milepost 218.3, or 5.7 miles never thought a famous person would northoftheU.S, nighway24andK14 day was Saturday write me back. I told him how much I liked him and I watched him perform junction. As the highway curved to the Mankato Chamber of Commerce in Grand Island and I was huge fan! A west, the 2001 Dodge Ram pickup he sponsored city-wide clean-up day Sat- month after I wrote him, I received a wasdrivingcontinuednorthboundinto urday from 8 a.m .to noon. Last year, reply," he said. "It was a little card with the ditch, struck two power poles and there were a total of 24 stops. This his picture on it. On the inside, he had rolled multiple times before coming to year, there were 30 stops, all conducted written to me: 'Hi Bailey, thanks for rest on its wheels facing southwest, by chamber members and volunteers, writingandallthenicethingsyousaid. The accident was investigated by the With the use of two trucks belong- I hope you can make it to one of our Kansas Highway Patrol ingtoKenandDonWalkerandDennisshows soon. If you can I'll be looking Noah was born July 8, 1999, in Kennedy; plus a skid loaded belonging forward to having you back stage and Beloit. He was a sophomore at Beloit to the City of Mankato, there were a lot meeting. Let me know. God bless, Junior-Senior High School. of cedar limbs, yard waste, lumber and Charlie Daniels.' The feeling when I His parents are Robie and Linda numerous pick-ups full of items taken read he wanted to meet me was amaz- Smith, Jewell; brothers, Joshua (Leni), to Jewell County Solid Waste. Central ing! First of all, I had little confidence Asher and Breckyn, Jewell, Nash National Bank kept the workers pro- he would write me back, but to meet (Tazsa) Cashius, Cawker City, Casey vided with water during their task at him was out of the question." and son Landon, Wellington, Hudson hand. In 2015, Bailey wrote him another of the home; sisters, Bailie (Kevin) Lunch was provided by the cham- Pryor, Wichita, Hannah, Gabriel, ber. Volunteers were James Berry, Ken letter around Christmas, asking him to Hadassah, Sharayah, and Karlene all Walker, Trevor Elkins, Trent Elkins, pray for his grandmother, Helen ofthehome; grandparents, Robert and Brian Shulda, Travis Koester, Don Hayden, who had recently been diag- Joan Smith, Glen Elder, Nick and Koester, TomRoane, TristenSchindler, nosed with stage4 cervical cancer. "1 LucillePeters,Jewell;alongwithmany Abby Muirhead, Sarena Meier, Lexi asked Charlie to pray for Grandma aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. Jeffrey, Bergan Mauerhan, Kaylee because she really needed the prayers. Funeral services were held at 10 Hadle, Delvin Hanson, Robert The doctors gave her six months to a.m. Tuesday at the Beloit First Chris- Wakefield, Sam Underwood, Jason live, so I was asking everyone I knew, tian Church. McDonald-Roberts Fu- Ortman, Jody Hadachek, Emma including Charlie, to pray for her." neral Service was in charge of arrange- Menhusen and Dakota Walker. Charlie wrote back about a month ments, later: "Dear Bailey, I am sorry to hear musician Some of the Individuals who assisted with the Mankato City Clean up are (back row, from left) (front row) Tristen Schindler, Abby Muirhead, Sarena Meyer, Lexi Jeffrey, Bergen Mauerhan and Ken Walker, Trevor Elkins, Trent Elkins, Bnan Shulda, Travis Koester, Don Koester, Tom Roane, Kaylee Hadle. playing. I quit the orchestra in 2012." meet him," he said. "At the time, I am Sadie sent the video to Bailey's a l 5 year old boy, trying to get in touch aunt, Barbara Hayden, in Rancho with his role model, CharlieDaniels.A Cucamonga, Calif. Shereplied and said few days before the concert, I received he should check out the song, "The backstage passes to meet Charlie Devil Went Down to Georgia," by Daniels!WhenIreceivedthosepasses, Charlie Daniels. "1 loved it! I found out I was completely in shock. 1have never Charlie is a famous fiddle player. I had had a great feeling like when 1received no idea who he was, or even knew the those backstage passes." name until that day," he said.On Sept. 3, Bailey and Rhonda After that, Bailey became a huge headed to Manhattan to meetCharlie. Charlie Daniels fan, watching more of They ~vere a little early, so they,stood his videos on Youtube. He said he also outside McCain Auditorium and vi~: about your grandmother and hope she will be better soon. Hope you can come to a concert this year. God bless, Charlie Daniels." In about July of 2015, Bailey was looking at Charlie Daniels tour dates and found he was going to perform in Manhattan. "I called my Grandma, Rhonda Rafferty, because she buys me concert tickets for my birthdays and Christmas and such, and 1really wanted- to go see him! Grandma bought me the tickets for my birthday. The concert was Sept. 3, 2015. A couple weeks before the concert, he wrote Charlie a letter and said he was coming to watch him perform and I would like to meet him, since he had asked me to come Local weather High and low temperatures April 10 ................................... 74 31 April 11 ................................... 71 40 April 12 ................................... 63 31 April 13 ................................... 69 34 April 14 ................................... 76 37 April 15 ................................... 74 50 April 16 ................................... 76 55 Betty Becker, Mankato weather ob- server, reported 3.15 inches of precipi- tation for the week. Ken Garst, Jewell weather observer, reported 2.42 inches of precipitation for the week. Continued to page 3 Commissioners discuss appraiser's job with OsborneCo. The Jewell County Board met Mon- day with commissioners Steve Greene, Mark Fleming and Dwight Frost present. Carla Waugh, county clerk, was also present. ,' Minutes of the April 11 meeting were approved. The commissioners approved re- questing assistance from the Kansas Property Valuation Department for the county appraiser's office until the va- cancy is filled as a result of Charles Latham' s retirement, effective June 30. Don Jacobs, sheriff, discussed traf- fic control and assistance from KHP. He also discussed fingerprint fee col- lections and meetings he plans to at- tend. . The Osborne County commission- ers telephoned to discuss the county appraiser' s position. Joel Elkins, general superintendent, reported on road and bridge mainte- nance. The commissioners reported road concerns. Joel discussed person- nel and purchasing some radios. David Kelly and Alan Burke; Any- time Lab Testing, Inc., and Becki Carlson, Carlson Service Company, LLC, discussed drug testing programs and services they provide. Matt Becker, Becker and :Bouray Auction Service, delivered the pro- ceeds of the county items sold at the consignment auction April 5. Meat locker facility would keep some business at home .... "Farm-to-table" is a phrase that can mean different things to different people. Essentially, farm-to-table means the food on the table came di- rectly from a specific farm, without going through a store, market or other distributor along the way. The farm-to-table movement has been popular because people know exactly where their food is coming from-- a healthy lifestyle to adopt and something to be taken advantage of whenever possible. Jewell County hosts an annual farmer's market, and also the Mankato Chamber of Commerce sponsors a community garden near the hospital. How can Jewell County benefit from the farm-to-table movement on a larger scale? By opening a meat locker facil~ ity. The demand for home-grown beef and other meats is growing, and the market for this business in Jewell County is currently being served by lockers in surrounding counties. Do you know someone with the skills or ambition to open this business? JCCDA would be happy to help any entrepre- neur find a location and get set up to move this industry to Jewell Courtty.