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Price 50 Office located at 111 E. Main, Mankato, Kansas 66956Establ ished 1890, Volume 127, Issue \ NO. 18 USPS, NO. 274-940 Thursday, May 5, 2016 The Formoso Garden Club orga- because the demand had grown. My planted into the garden soil on May 1. nized in 2008 and currently has five brother had a lot he wasn't using and They are not covered but gallon cans, members -- Jovena Anderson, presi- said we could plant the potatoes on it. courtesy of The Barn are used to sur- dent; LaVernia Peters, secretary-trea- They are in and mulched with straw," round them. surer; Lila and Delbert Mendenhall said Lavemia. Other vegetables planted are De- and Evelyn Hayes. Next to be planted are the onion troit red beets, a double row. Two rows "Our goal is to provide fresh veg- plants. There were eight rows total, of Bush Blue Lake green beans are etables for individuals to come buy if Walla Walla, two rows; Texas Sweet next to be planted, watering them in as they want or are in need of some. For one row; Red River, two rows; Super they are planted. They are all planted at four or five years, Carl Studer raised a Star, two rows; and Red Southern Bell the same time, she does not stagger her large garden for this purpose. He died, and White Bermuda, one row. Also planting time. Cucumbers, one row and we felt there was a need to con- planted were smaller onion sets that with 10 hills of Straight 8 and 12 hills tinue the gardens, sotheFormosoGar- werepurchasedlocally, both white and of Spacemaster. Corn, two rows den Club was organized," said yellow, for fresh green onions, peaches and cream. Carrots, one row LaVemia. "I have ordered onion plants from a Danver half longs. At yet another plot It started out with the basics -- company in Dixondale, Texas, ever will be melons and squash, acorn and potatoes, tomatoes, green beans and since we started the club. I place the yellow crookneck. onions. It is basically the same today, order in January and tell them when I "Flowers, one row, are planted at with a few other vegetables thrown in want them to ship. They come through the end of the carrots to serve their along the way. the regular mail and I have always purpose as pollinators for the butter- Lila, Delbert and Evelyn help received the plants at the time I asked flies and bees," said LaVernia. Lavemia do all the planting in the forthem.Frostwon'thurtthemsothey Soaker hoses are placed between spring and then Lavemia does the rest: are planted the first of April. These are eachoftherows. Therows are mulched watering, hoeing as needed, pulling the bigger onions that are pulled when first with shredded paper and then with weeds as needed, harvesting,big," said Lavernia. old straw bales. The garden is not all in one spot, but When the early vegetables are "When the bank was here, wegota planted at several different locations, planted, they are watered in and then lot of our shredded paper from them, One plot is located where the school will not receive any more water, other and now I shred everything I can get use to be. Order of planting is potatoes, than what Mother Nature gives them, my hands on," Lavernia said. "Paul onions and then the rest. Rows are 25 until May. Osborne has been providing us with feetlong. A hand held planteris usedto All tomatoes and peppers, both hot the straw hay, which helps bunches. I plant the seeds. Lavemia works the jalepeno and sweet, are started by also mulch with grass clippings. By gardens in the mornings every day and Lavernia in her greenhouse, using all of these things to mulch with, then in the evenings after it cools off "I usually start them the last week we don't have to add anything to the some. Most produce is picked in the in March with seeds I saved from our soils. The worms seem to really like evenings, last year's stock. I will have five flats the paper." One of the new plots this year is a of 48 tomatoes per flat consisting of New to the gardens this year will potato patch where the club planted beef steak, jet start, celebrity, Roma be sweet potatoes, with Lavernialook- 150 pounds of potatoes- 50 pounds and grape tomatoes. The peppers, I ing toward 100 hills. Also being of Irish Cobbler and 100 pounds of will plant 50 plants again from seeds planted this year for the first time are Red Patomac. that I have saved," said Lavernia. watermelon and pumpkins. A row of "We were in need of a bigger plot The tomatoes and peppers are trans- peas will be added to the list of first The Jewell County Board met last Gail Bartley said he is getting ready inputting information into the com- Monday with commissioners Steve to spray. He also reported on the meet- prehensive compensation survey sys- Greene, Mark Fleming and Dwight ings he has attended, tem. Carla also attended the LEPC Frost present. Carla Waugh, county Jenae Ryan said the JeweU County meeting. clerk, was also present. 4-H Fair will be July 10-13. She said Dwight Frost said he attended the Minutes of the April 18 meeting the Walk Kansas Program is in the attorney general's town hall meeting were approved, fourth week. Jenae also reported 4-H and the LEPC meeting The commissioners conducted of- had the small animal tagging this past Mark Fleming said he attended the fice head meeting. The following were weekend and the fair board had a work LEPC meeting, JJAmeeting andhelped presentforthemeetmg:AnnaStandley, day. with the sale at the former Kansas register of deeds; Gail Bartley, nox- AngelaMurray said she had several Minerals property. ious weed director, emergency pre- meetings and is working on organizing Steve Greene said he attended the paredness director and 911 coordina- the office, economic development meeting, the tor; Angela Murray, health nurse; Joel Don Jacobs said he had a mutual aid LEPC meeting and the juvenile deten- Elkins, general superintendent; Don agreement for the commissioners' ap- tion meeting. This concluded office Jacobs, sheriff; ChuckLatham, county proval, head meeting. appraiser;JenaeRyan, districtexten- Sharmon Meier said he has a month Don Jacobs, sheriff, had an sion agent; ShannonMeier, ambulance full of meetings, interlocal mutual aid agreement for the director; and Brenda Eakins, treasurer. Brenda Eakins said the second half multi-jurisdictional special response The following were absent: Chris Petet, of taxes are due May 10. team. The commissioners approved custodian;andTravisGarst, solidwaste Chuck Latham said the informal the agreement among the cities and director, appeals are finished. He is working on counties of Ottawa, Osborne, Jewell, Joel Elkins said they are trying get the ag review and scope of work re- Smith, Clay and Mitchellcounties, and roads worked while thereis some mois- port. theCity of Osborne, creating the multi- ture. Carla Waugh said she has been jurisdictional special response team. A meeting of Jewell County Cin- ing in the seating area will begin after timate for Ute Theatre commercials to ema, Inc., was held April 25 at the June 6. be created by Moonlight Workshop; Christian Church, Mankato, with Chris After discussion, regarding dispo- commercials will be created for those Kids presiding. Members present were sitionoftheoldtheater seats, Jillmoved businesses wishing to have them as per Chris Kids, Jill Klos, Kristin that all of the seats with the excep- the attached price list. Jill moved the Underwood, Lisa Goodheart, Janis tion of the back three rows as well as theatre charge $10 per weekend for 20 McDill, Judy Dunn, Thadd Hinkle, one row to go to the historical society second ads and $20 per weekend for 30 Jeanne Bleecker and Phyllis Christie. (at no charge) be offered for sale to second ads. Phyllis seconded the mo- Durmgoldbusiness, discussionwas the public on a first come first serve tion which carded 8-0. held on the following items:basis via Channel 12 Television, the It was discussed and decided to Kristin spoke with Kevin Ost about local newspaper and Facebook pages serve free popcorn at the Monday night the new counter construction, specifi- that reach alumni and other interested movie when the Bike Across Kansas cally with regard to the placement of people. Each row of 10 seats will cost people are here. the floor and counter. The floor will go $100, limit one row per customer, and During new business discussion was downfirstwiththecountertobeplaced the unfinished seats that are stored will held on the following items: over it. Plans are to have it completed be offered for $5 per seat, no limit. There is a broken neon light in the in July sometime. Judy seconded the motion, which car- marquee. Chris has temporarily Chris reported that placement of ried 9-0. wrapped the end in copper and will be the new seats and necessary remodel- There was discussion about the es- getting anew neonpiece from Hastings timers. Some of LaVemia's secrets to success in the raising of the garden are pretty simple. With the corn, pull the corn a little early before they are really ready to be picked and you have a crop before the coons get into it. Don't have a remedy for keeping the deer out of my green beans. Everything is watered with soakers and I use a tiller between the rows for the weeds. Each year the potatoes and the squash are inter- changed. Everything in the other gardens is rotated. Lavernia follows companion planting. Potatoes don't have soakers; they seldom are watered. Produce is sold until probably the last of June at a little, slreet side m ket just offthe main street of Formoso. ]toy Gordanier has the stand from 8 a.m. these gardens from the planting, vesting and selling is done on a tary basis. Sometimes other around the area will have more pro,. duce than they need so they will dprl.ate : their excess to the club. . ",. :: :. At the end o f each year, the Garden Club will use their proceeds, to ...... r reduced The com-lete acommuni service rot'e. ct " LaVernua Peters stands beside the small budding that us used to house all of the0r vegetables that a e p p ty p , Some of the projects havebuilding:. . sets in the shade and is located directly behind the produce stand. placed hail screen and bought scrgi .ns , for the skating rink; purchased the p f&l. :... Idounl;y board uct needed to coat the skating "t"il k '- rovesctMv new u.t l floor; purchased the Formoso Garder Club bench located on the maiff J w e:,.:,.tes ing company in Formoso. . :i :;": ..... "We raise an" where from 8 Y3 :to:'i The Jewell County Board met Mon- y 4~ ' " ....." " " V .......... " .dayw~thcomm~sslonersSte eGreene, t,t o eacn year alter all expenses are .. .... . ...... , lvtarK rtemtng ana uwtgiat Vrost paid. This year, the club hasn t decided yet what to do with the proceeds," said present. Carla Waugh, county clerk, LaVernia. was also present. 9 Joel Elkins, general superintendent, reported on road and bridge mainte- nance. The commissioners reported reid concerns. " W anda B ackstrom, community cor- rections and JJA director, along with Dawn Snyder, administrative assistant and JJA case manager, reviewed the FY17 grant application funding re- quests for DOC. The commissioners approved the grant application fund- ing request for DOC. Angela Murray, health nurse, re- quested an executive session to dis- cuss non-elected personnel, with Becky Blair present, for five minutes. Following the executive session, no action was taken. The commissioners reviewed and approved abatement numbers 2232 through 2238. The commissioners also approved termination of the the agreement with the Mental Health Consortium, a drug testing company. for $100 as soon as it is available. Upcoming movies will be "10 Cloverfield Lane," "Jungle Book," "Divergent Series: Allegiant,""God's Not Dead 2," ' he Boss" and "Captain America." The Mankato community Bible school has requested the theatre save used plastic soda bottles for one of their projects this summer. A bin for plastic bottles will be placed in the lobby. Janis has received the new sales tax I.D. number. Future business topics of discussion will include having a the- atre manager, future movies and true glass door cooler. The next meeting will be on Monday, May 23, 5:30 p.m. at the Christian Church. Don Jacob, Jewell County Sheriff presented the SAFE April winners with their gift certificate. The recipients are (from left) Ortman (sophomore), Sarena Meier (junior) and Spencer CaUaway (senior). Travis Garst, solid waste director, provided an update on the operations of the transfer station and landfill. He reviewed the monthly activity report for April. It was unanimousy approved to waive the nepotism policy for the hir- ing of Mary Ann Meier in the health department. The commissioners reviewed the auditor's adjusted journal entries for year ending Dec. 31, 2015. They ap- proved the entries as printed. Don Jacobs, sheriff, reported on taking back prescription drugs Satur- day. The drawing for the SAFE pro- gram was last Friday. He discussed replacing a patrol car with a four-wheel- drive vehicle. He said the exhaust fans in the jail have been repaired. Joel Elkins, general superintendent, reported on road and bridge mainte- nance. The commissioners reported road concerns. The commissioners discussed emer- gency vehicle permits with Shannon Meier and Don Jacobs. An agreement with Anytime Lab Testing, Inc., for drug testing of county employees was approved. Local weather High and low temperatures April 24 .................................... 80 51 April 25 .................................... 80 45 April 26 .................................... 75 44 April 27 .................................... 80 49 April 28 .................................... 53 37 April 29 .................................... 55 36 April 30 .................................... 46 42 Ken Garst, Jewell weather observer, reported 4.18 of precipitation for the week and 7.62 for the month. Betty Becker, Mankato weather observer, reported 1.71 of precipita- tion for the week and 5.84 for the month. By Jenae Ryan, Post Rock Extension District If you have had problems with canes or stems of lilac and privet suddenly wilting, or ash trees that show borer holes in the trunk and larger branches, the ash-lilac borer may be to blame. This insect causes the base of infested lilac stems to swell and the bark to separate from the wood. A fine saw- dust-like material is present around holes in the canes. Ash and mountain ash also are affected. The borer attacks the trunk, which may cause bark to Mankato City Council meets in special session The Mankato City Council met in special session at 7:30 p.m. last Tues- day with Don Koester, mayor, presid- ing. Council members present were Chris KIos, John Tyler, Lyle Dauner and Marvin Loomis. Council member Jim Ross and Darrell Miller, city attor- ney, were absent. Brian Shulda presented a revolving loan application for Ost Furniture and Cabinetry, LLC. Council member Tyler moved and council member Loomis seconded the motion to approve the loan application. The motion was ap- proved unanimously. The council interviewed a candi- date for the lineman position. No ac- tion was taken. ii' !!iiil!%/ Dereck Gillett (freshman), Jalee Do you have what is known by the ordinary name farmstead garlic that has gotten transplanted into your flower beds or yards. That is what this is.lt takes two years and a little secret to make the garlic head grow to this size. Every year the Formoso Garden Club harvests some of the larger garlic and plants back more to replenish and keep their stock going Hills of onions have been planted and are awaiting the paper shredding and mulch. In the background, the water truck used when necessary and the greenhouse can be seen. swell and crack if there are repeated infestations. It is important to note the ash-lilac borer is a different insect than emerald ash borer you may have heard about on the news. Ash-lilac borer has been around tbr many years, while emerald ash borer has been confirmed in only Douglas, Wyandotte, Leavenworth and Johnson counties in Kansas. Ash-lilac borers overwinter as lar- vae in infested trees and shrubs. Moths generally begin to emerge in mid to late April. Emergence peaks in May, dwindles by mid to late June and ends by the first week of July. However, this varies by year. The moth has clear wings and resembles a wasp. There is one generation of insect per year. Public and commercially managed properties often use pheromone traps to determine the presence of adults. Spray treatments are started seven to I 0 days after capture of the first moths. Thoroughly treat the trunk and larger limbs of ash or the lower portion of the stems of lilac or privet. Heavily infested ash should be cut and burned during the fall and winter. Infested stems of lilac or privet should be re- moved as well. Bifenthrin or permethrin (Hi-Yield Garden, Pet, and Livestock Insect Con- trol and 38 Plus Turf, Termite and Ornamental Insect Control) are labeled forash-lilac borer control. Though there are a number of homeowner products that contain one or the other of these two active ingredients, the permethrin products listed above are the only ones that specifically list the ash-lilac borer on the label with directions for control. Please contact your local Post Rock District Extension office tbr more in- formation on the ash-lilac borer. If you need help with identification of any horticultural pest, email pictures of the insect to Jenae (jenaes@ksu.edu), or bring in a live sample (in a sealed container, of course!) for identifica- tion. Kansas VFW picks: scholarship winners The Department of Kansas Veteran of Foreign Wars Endowment Associa- tion has announced the names of the winners of their 2016 college scholar- ship awards. These scholarships are awarded to selected children and grand- children of members of the Kansas Veterans of Foreign Wars and its Aux- iliary. The association currently has more than $125,000 committed to ac- tive scholarships. There were 48 appli- cants and 14 scholarships given this year totaling $16,500. The following students from the Jewell County Memorial Post No. 7830 were selected to receive scholarships: Holden Mauerhan, son of Todd and Karen Mauerhan, $1,000; Allison Railsback, daughter of Barbara and. Burton Railsback, $500 .................