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ThUrsday, May 5, 2016 JEWELL COUNTY RECORD 8A which meant the water had to be she puts on a wedding gown she means such tourism and Susie Haver was Belleville voters approved one of pumped from the creek until the con- business. • Susie told us about many attrac- sion, or any other digital device. Bethany College in Lindsborg. "We Jewell Co. Memories the largest bond issues in the history of tamination was cleaned up. The mosquito is like a child. When hired full time as tourism director, where a person can get a tablet, televi- • the town. The $210,000 issue would be JoshBurksbeganemploymentwith itgetsquietyoucanbetitisgettinginto tions in Cloud County, but one oftbe "I was the 13th employee," Dale were looking for a more authentic Continued from page 4 used for sewer system improvements, the Citizens Agency at Jewell. something, most visible is the Whole Wall Mural. said. "Now we employ 55 people, lifestyle," Mark said. They moved to Abe Ediger was pastor of the Ground was broken in preparation The editor of the Galena Times ThiswasacreationoftheCloudCounty He places quality service at the top Lindsborgwherehiswifetookateach- sale. Formoso Community Church. for the start of construction of a build- found that just about the time he fig- Historical Society Museum. of his priority list. "We want to create ing position. The Gambles stores of Jewell and An alert filling station man at ing that would house the Mankato Li- ured out how to makes ends meet, The society operates a large, inter- a path that enhances the lifestyleofour Mark was looking for a place to Concordia were sponsoring a welding" Concordia and a small boy teamed up brary and a community center, someone moved the bloomin' ends. esting museum near downtown• members," Dale said. start an artisan, coffee roasting busi- to avert a major fire. Royal Calder was Dixie Abram assumed the duties of A record connection was madeConcordia. The society also purchased Infall2015,TCTreceivedanaward ness.IndowntownLindsborg, hefound Topdem°nstrati°n on April 9Weld Shop. at the Round at the Texaco station when he saw a Jewell County District Court Clerk. when the United Telephone Company a nearby vacant building along High- from NTCA, the rural broadband asso- abeinghiStoriCrestoredblacksmithand availablesh°p whichfor rent.Was l;he"Old Texas Trail" was the Sat- north bound semi-tanker pass the sta- urday night free movie feature at the tion with one wheel smoking. Hetele- The new Rock Hills School District of Marysville completed a long dis- way8I,andthatspaceisnowrentedby ciation. NTCA is a national associa- tance call to Los Angeles in four min- theCloudCountytourismoffice.when tion representing nearly 900 indepen- In 2008, the Blacksmith Coffee Frank Building, Jewell. phoned the McCall station at the north was assigned number 107 by the state utes. end of viaduct and little Bobby McCall board of education. Residents of Lebanon were expect- the adjoining filling station was tom dent, community-based telecommuni- Roastery opened its doors. 40YearsAgo ran out and flagged down the truck. Natalie Frost was a new employee ing their community would soon be down, it left an ugly, blank wall on the cations companies. NTCA launched "Wewantedtobringgreatcoffeeto Milford Ost was injured when the The fire department arrived and put at Central National Bank. sweetly scented. A man there had set building, an initiative to highlight local efforts to ruralKansas,"Marksaid.Theoldbrick antique buggy he and his son, Brad, out the fire before the 5,750 gallons of Twenty representatives of the Burr out 7,000 onion plants. "Some of the Cloud County His- provide access to and adoption of building still has the blacksmith name were riding in upset on a county road. gasoline caught fire. Oak, Esbon and MankatoUnited Meth- torical Society board members had the broadband in rural communities. Part painted in large letters on the outside. A harness line broke causing the horse Because of the death of her hus- odist Churches returned from a mis- dergoing idea of covering that wall with a brick of that initiative is the designation of The brick forge still stands inside. A t0 get loose and the buggy to upset in a band, BethelMartywasofferingtosell siontriptoReynosa, Mexico. mural, as towns in Nebraska have "SmartRuralCommunities."TCTwas slidingrailstillhangsonthewallwhere ditch. Milford hit his head on a post, her husband's blacksmith shop and Kendal Utt, former pastor of Har- accreditation process done," Susie said. It was another auda- one of 12 companies in the nation to sliding doors opened so wagons could mony United Methodist Church, was The Kansas Highway Patrol has cious idea. Cloud Ceramics stepped up receive this honor in 2015. be pulled in, and there are iron rings on but Brad was able to jump clear and equipment located on the Courtland named Dodge City district superinten- recentlybegunanintenseprocess, with and agreed to donate the bricks. Artists The Smart Rural Community des- the wall where horses were tied. Went for help. Drs. Richard Kimball main street. Also insideis amodem, coffeebean andTom Ruhlen arrived at the scene dent for the United Methodists. thegoalofbecominganaccreditedlaw CatharineMagelofSt.LouisandMara ignation isn't only for the company within minutes. Milford had purchased 30 Years Ago Beth Menhusen, the sixth grade enforcement agency. The patrol initi- Smith of Seattle were selected as the involved. It is also for the communities dual-fuel micro-roaster which utilizes and restored the antique buggy with ArchieThompson was named man-daughter of Phil and Lori Menhusen, ated the process of becoming accred- sculptors. Cloud County Community which the company serves. In TCT s both propane and electricity to roast coffee. The roastery has commercial ager of the Randall Farmers Co-op placed in the top ten of Kansas students ited through the Commission on Ac- College provided studio space, case, that means the designation ap- coffee grinders, a bag weigh-and-fill plans to drive it in the Bicentennial Union. Parade. participating in the Reader's Digest creditationforLawEnforcementAgen- A large design was created which plies to Council Grove and neighbor- Robert Herbig was selected to fill LeRoy Eaton was awarded the con- Wordpower Challenge. cies (CALEA). The patrol's purpose incorporated landmarks from across ing towns plus rural communities such machine and bag sealers. Rooftop so- the vacant Mankato High School principal's position. Walker Grain Company, Burr Oak, was recognized as one the top Cooper feed dealers. Marvin Walker had surgery on his 'hands and was absent from his mail .route for several weeks. New members of the Mankato High ' School Chapter of the National Honor i S0ciefy were Tamara Esslinger, Jim Gouldie, Greg Hamilton, Deb Snider, ' Judy Spiegel and Terri Bemeking. ' Mrs. Steve Jaspers was so pleased , with the 13 pound catfish she caught in • a farm pond near Mankato that she brought the fish inside the Record of- fice and had her picture taken. The fish was 32 inches long. ' Employees at the Dubuque Pack- :ing Company's Mankato plant voted 'to retain their independent Arthur ;Morgan union instead of joining the ' AFL-CIO. ' SheriffDoug Thomas appointed Bill .13urger to serve as Jewell County .undersheriff. He previously served as a.patrolman for the City of Mankato. The Jewell County Jaycees plarmed • t0 host a rodeo on April 23 and 24. The Committee was planning to block the street south of Dreiling's Depart- ment Store for a Bi-Centennial Fun Day on Saturday. More than 100 livestock feeders from Nuckolls County toured the Dubuque Packing Company plant. Emil (Bud) Lange was honored on his retirement from the state highway department. Burr Oak's McLean Hardware was stocking the complete line of A.M.F. Lawn mowers and tillers. Wilma and Dennis Roesti were op- erators of Burr Oak' s Town and Coun- try Cafe. A storm spawning several tornado funnels hit the Mankato area causing extensive damage. A partial list of the damage included the destruction of the Richard Colson trailer home, partial destruction of the Interoace Plant, hog sheds destroyed atthe Bert Warne farm, trailer homes moved at the Graham Trailer Park, 50 power poles broken, Rick Cleveland's trailer home de- stroyed near Lovewell, and barn de- stroyed at the Boyd Siisby farm. Mrs. Dale Freeman and her two small chil- dreii, Mike, 5, and Corey, 2, were in a pickup when the storm struck. They crawled to safety in a Highway 36 ditch while debris from the Warne hog farm was flying overhead. The band shell located west of the Jewell County courthouse was re- moved. Belinda Kneisler planned to reopen the Frontier Cafe. John Jones, the cafe owner from Woodston, was remodel- ling the facility and installing new equipment. Wint Smith, a former Congress- man, brigadier general, assistant Kan- sas attorney general, and Mankato resi- died following surgery in Wichita. Jewell County Bicentennial Recipe Books could be obtained by contacting Carmen Korb, Louise Park or Mary Frances Holdren. . Mr. and Mrs. J. F. Nickell moved from Beloit to their new home located on Crest Vue Avenue. Mr. Nickell was president' and general manager of the Mid-West Lumber Company with headquarters in Mankato and lumber yards in several North Central Kansas communities. Randall's only cafe, purchased six months earlier by Mr. and Mrs. Bob Dean, was destroyed by fire and the adjoining Lions Club damaged by smoke and water. The post office ad- joining on the other side was spared serious damage. Firemen from Randall and Jewell worked for two hours be- tract for the construction of assisted living facilities to be located north of the Jeweil County Hospital. Emergency 911 calls from south- em Jewell County, which previously had been routed to Beloit, were now being routed to Mankato. Coloring contest winners included Armeshia Bartholomew, Lance Ander- son, Carissa Ernst, Brianna Joerg, Cortney Kuhlmann, Jenna Bleecker, Vanessa Ernst, Tyler Dunstan, and Jen- nifer Anderson. Holly Kadel was elected state FHA president. Sheriff Ed Owen reported after a Formoso business known as The Barn, was broken into on March 26, he was able to follow a suspect's tracks in the snow to a Formoso home. The suspect, a former Salina resident, was arrested. Bob and Jan McCune purchased the Sweden Creme from Les and Veda Houser. Amanda Diehl was named Jewell County Junior Miss. 20 Years Ago With rain finally coming to Jewell County, a county-wide burning ban was lifted by the county commission- ers providing the governor approved. An early morning fire destroyed a large barn and recreational vehicle on a farm owned by Ralph, Merle and Marvin Chilcott. As part of the community's 125 birthday celebration, the Burr Oak cel- ebration committee sponsored a his- torical bridal fair. The 30th anniversary of the found- ing of the Athena Jr. Club was cel- ebrated at Formoso. Two charter mem- bers, Beverly James and Connie Dunstan, were introduced by Elaine Clark. Another charter member, Shirley Dahl, was unable to attend. Club mem- bers present for the party were Vergaline Holdren, Nancy Thronson, Nanette Dunstan and Nancy Simms. The club was chartered by the Randall Progressive Study Club in 1966. Club members first met in 1964 to begin the organization. The Highlander's Club met at the home of Pam Johanek. Robert Kulal-man, "a 29-year-old Esbon resident, was sentenced to life in prison. Following the death of his 6- year-old daughter, he was charged with first-degree murder. He admitted to poisoning his daughter and attempting to poison two co-workers. Ronald Kelly was hired as superin- tendent of USD 279, Jewell-Randall. The Over 60 Club Meeting planned for the Odessa area was postponed because of an ice and snow storm. Cassie Gordanier observed her 90th birthday with an open house at the Randall Senior Center. An open house at the Mankato Senior Center honored George Greenberg on his 90th birth- day. 10 Years Ago A new limestone sign was installed in front of the building which served as the Jewell County Jail from 1900 to 1982. The sign was made by Harold Lippoid. Rex Weaverling and Boyd Silsby helped with the installation. Firemen from Mankato and Jewell battled a fire which destroyed the home of Cheryl Hellagonzales. The contract was let for the con- struction of the Mankato Community Center and Library. The project was to cost more than $1 million. Howard and Lucille Gehrett ob- served their 75th wedding anniver- sary. Three Jewell County-WWlI veter- ans, Ann Tedrow, Nelson Keeler and Gayiord Rothchild received honors that should have been given to them 60 years earlier. fore bringing the fire under control. Two thousand 911 address maps Neil Gordanier, city marshal, set the were ordered for Jewell County resi- fire was spotted about 1:15 a.m. by dents. Charlie Robinett. The fire appeared to A tractor trailer truck hauling 5,000 h ive started near an electric coffee pot. gallons of liquid fertilizer left High- Jack Hale, manager of the Hale Oil Company at Esbon, was recognized for having put up a new building for his business in 1975. Richard Behrends and Darrell Reed were organizing a consignment auc- tion to be held in the Webber Commu- nity Hall. Phyllis Doyle was to be the clerk. Mildred Mullins planned to retire after serving 37 years as a teacher in the Burr Oak school system. She began her teaching career at Valley View, a rural school north of Webber. After teaching there four years she moved to Burr Oak. During WWII, when only two men taught at Burr Oak, she served as a principal and basketball coach. In addition to teaching in the grade school, she taught U.S. and world history, gov- ernment, journalism, economics, soci- ology, English, speech and physical education at the high school. She spon- sored 18 senior classes and directed 18 senior plays. She qualified as a school librarian in 1954. way 36 and overturned spilling fertil- izer which flowed into a running cr k Four hundred fifty blood samples behind this endeavor is to enhance were taken at the Jewell County Health their public safety services, increase Fair. The Union III schoolliotlse located north of Esbon will be sold at public auction. Though the school closed in 1946, the building had been used as a polling place and a meeting place for the Whitemound 4-H Club. Drs. Rina Mina and Dan Chalderon indicated they would be leaving Jewell County. Official notice was received ap- proving the creation of U.S.D. 107, the Rock Hills school district. News briefs from In 1926 a local newspaper editor compiled the following stories and observations while reading the ex- change papers he received from other editors. the accountability within their own agency and, more importantly, to the public they serve. There are five steps to the process, one of which will includes input from the public: enrollment, self-assessment, on-site assessment, commission review and decision, maintaining compliance and reaccreditation "The Kansas Highway Patrol is dedicated to providing professional law enforcement services to the public and our public safety partners," said Colo- nel Mark Bruce, patrol superintendent. "CALEA holds agencies accountable to the highest standards in policing, which benefits the agency and most importantly, the citizens we serve." The Kansas Highway Patrol offi- cially began the lengthy accreditation process in early January. The agency will devote approximately two and half years to the self-assessment phase re- viewing and analyzing current policy and procedure while comparing it the county. The mural was carved into 6,400 green bricks which then had to be numbered, fired, and laid into place. An estimated 90,000 pounds of clay was used. The mural was dedicated in 2009. It is 140 feet long, making it the longest ties winning the award are those who in the U.S. It has five sections 15 feet have made the investment in and maxi- high and two sections 20 feet high. The mize the opportunities of a strong design includes at least 24 current and broadband network. TCT worked hard historical elements, from the Republi- to find broadband applications that can River to a large passenger train, would benefit its members. There is a gorgeous representation of a For example, local banks were able field of sunflowers with a pioneer man to go to online banking. Localranchers and woman. There are images of the were able to livestream their purebred orphans who arrived by train from the cattle sale online, attracting customers east in the 1800s and German prison- from all over the nation. Businesses in ers of war who were housed at the the industrial park could connect with nearby POW camp during World War customers worldwide. II.Therearebuildings, fields, churches, "We want to bring the latest tech- windmills and people, nology to our subscribers," Dale said. Every town in the county is repre- "We are no longer isolated. Thanks to sented by some image on the mural, telecommunications, there's no dis- either by a specific historic building or tance anymore." by the crops which are found through- How far is it to New York? Los outthecounty.Thisincludesthecounty Angeles? Atlanta? London? Because seatofConcordiaplusrural towns such of the advances in technology and the as Ramona, population 94; Dunlap, lar panels provide 70 percent of the 82; and Parkerville, population 73 building's energy needs. people. The wonderful aroma of coffee im- "It's not just having the fiber in mediately wafts to anyone who enters. place, it depends on what you' re doing This is not your everyday coffee. "We with it," Dale said. Those communi- specialize in die high end, the top one Occasionally a good housekeeper against the CALEA standard. After the as Glasco, Miltonvale and Jamestown, investment of this innovative telecom- dies a natural death but most of them completion of the self-assessment population 390 people, munications company, residents of fall off stepladders, phase, representatives from CALEA It is a sweeping design with re- rural Kansas can be connectedto these percent of coffees," Mark said. "We use the finest Arabica beans, which only grow at high altitudes and result in the richest, most dynamic flavors." Blacksmith Coffee is also selective about its sources of coffee beans. "Our coffee is the best of the best," Mark said. "We source from small, indepen- dent growers who produce it ethically, both in terms of environmental sustainability and how laborers are compensated and treated. In many ways, specialty coffee is becoming similar to wine." Mark seeks the top quality varieties from around the world. For example, one variety is called Mt. Everest Su- preme. It is grown 100 kilometers from the summit. Another variety is St. Hel- ena coffee, which comes from an At- lantic Ocean island that is only acces- Mr. and Mrs. Fink and their grand- will conduct both an on-site and off- markable detail. For example, close faraway places virtually instantly. We daughter were in Superior Wednes- site assessment of every facet of the observation shows that one of the pas- commendDaleJonesandthepeopleof day. Now in his early 80s. Mr. Fink Kansas Highway Patrol. While off- sengers on the train is Cloud County TCT for making a difference with such previously worked in the harness shop site, CALEA will go through agency favorite son, Frank Carlson, the former technology. This is evidence they are for the Superior Journal editor's fa- files while comparing them to the ap- governor and senator, truly smart rural communities. ther, A. W. Berry, at Jewell City. The plicable standards. During the on-site "People from all over the world Ron Wilson is director of the Huck editor observed he had spent many a assessment, the Kansas Highway Pa- have seen it," Susie said. "If not for the Boyd National Institute for Rural De- pleasant day hunting with Fink on Buffalo Creek. Fink carrying the gun and Berry the other paraphernalia. Ernest Blake was returning from Concordia driving a grocery truck and passed a tough looking character. Shortly thereafter the truck's engine gave trouble and had to be stopped. Ernesthadjust finished the repair when the tough character walked up and de- manded to know why Ernest hadn't stopped and given him a ride. The hitchhiker asked, "What would you do ifI shot the tires off your truck?" Ernest didn't know what to say as the fella was backing up his words with a six- shooter. Ernest decided not to protest when the guy crawled into the truck. The traveller rode to within a mile or so of Cawker City where he demand the truck stop. He got out and Ernest con- tinued on, glad to have gotten away with his skin. A boyish haircut looks better on the girls than a girlish haircut does on the boys. troi will display all of the equipment vision of the Cloud County Historical velopment at Kansas State University. the agency uses; provide tours; hold Society members, this wouldn't be CAD 'ee shop, gourlnet public hearings; speak with agency here." personnel; and complete exit inter- Rural company bridges roaster joining forces views. Upon completion ofthe off-site and great distances for its in rural Kansas town on-site assessments, assessors will pro- vide a comprehensive report to the telephone members By Ron Wilson Bali. Brazil. Guatemala. Himalayan Commission's Agency Review Corn- By Ron Wilson highlands. Kenya. Antigua. What do mittee to dctermincifaccredited status How far is it from rural Kansas to thesediverseregionsoftheworldhave will be awarded to the agency. Agency New York? To Los Angeles? Atlanta? in common? The answer is, they all representatives are invited to take part London? Those cities may be half a serveas sourcesofcoffeeforaremark- in the review process, continent or half a globe away, but able coffee roasting business located Once the agency obtains accredita- in rural Kansas. tion, it is an ongoing process with a We' ve leamed about The Old Grind, comprehensive review of all files,along a coffee shop located in Lindsborg. In with policy and procedure, annually, the coming months, The Old Grind There are several other agencies in will bejoining with an amazing coffee Kansas who are accredited, including roastery which is also located in the SalinaPoliceDepartment, Shawnee Lindsborg and is named Blacksmith County Sheriff's Office, Ottawa Po- Coffee Roastery. lice Department and Riley County Mark Galloway is the founder of Police Department, among others. Blacksmith Coffee Roastery. Mark Nationally, fewer than five percent of law enforcement agencies attain this grew up in Colorado. His father loved to drink coffee. "I learned how to roast prestigious status, coffee and even worked for Starbucks for a while," Mark said. Mark met and married a young Kansas woman who had gone to stakes set for widening the road. A Canadian Pacific train passed through on the Rock Island carrying Mennonite emigrants from Canada to Mexico. They had their stock, farming implements and household goods in freight cars and were not allowed to get offthe train in the United States as they were considered to be aliens. The standard production of eggs Work on the federal aid project from the east city limits of Scandia Concordia home to west to the Jewell County line was couIltry's longest underway. A total of 16 bridges and culver were being cons cted and sculpted brick mural By Ron Wilson Where is the longest sculpted brick mural in the United States? Would you believe, in Cloud County, Kansas? Cloud Ceramics, a brick manufacturer near Concordia, not only produces bricks for construction across the na- tion, it also provided bricks for an amazing artistic mural which depicts perhenforthemonthofMarchwasl7, landmarks in the company's home F. P. Doze of Norwich, Kan., was county. catching 20,000 rabbits a year. Cot- Susie Haver is director of Cloud tontails for game preserves and jacks County Convention and Tourism. She for race courses. He had $5,000 in- grew up on a wheat farm west of vested in traps and nets for he had to Concordia where she lives today. "It's take the rabbits alive and uninjured, a beautiful setting," Susie said. "I love Money talks and some people make every dollar count. You haven't heard anything until you hear a bride give her opinion of a cookbook that "failed." A Lebanon Times correspondent observed many of the high school stu- dents only ride to and from school in style in automobiles but pay their bills with dad' s checkbook. This practice of dad turning over his checkbook had gotten some of the toters into trouble. They branched out and wrote checks on others. This resulted in a scandal, tears and promises to do better in the future. While a woman will wear a golf outfit when she can't play golf and a swimsuit when she can't swim, when it there." She went to Cloud County Community College and then K-State. She and her husband lived in Missouri for a time before she came back to Cloud County. Susie worked in retail and in news- paper and radio advertising before be- coming manager of the historic Brown Grand Theatre in downtown Concordia. Throughout her career, she worked to promote tourism in Cloud County, including having a booth at the annual Kansas Sampler Festival. After participating in the festival for years, she had the audacious idea to host it in Concordia -- and it hap- pened. In 2008 and 2009, Concordia suc- cessfully hosted the festival. The com- munity recognized a need to support thanks to the advances of modem tele- communications, they are virtually within just the touch of a button. Meet a rural telecommunications company which is leading the way in bridging those distances for its members. Dale Jones is CEO of Tri-County Telephone, now known as TCT. Dale grew up in far western Kansas near Oakley. He studied telecommunica- tions at the Northwest Area Vocational Technical School, got started in the telecom business and worked his way up through the ranks. In 1999, he be- came CEO at TCT, a member-owned telecommunications cooperative. TCT, like many rural telephone companies, began as a group of farm- ers and rural residents who banded together to bring in telephone service. The original three counties of TCT are Dickinson, Morris and Marion. TCT' s service area reaches into Geary and Lyon counties as well. TCT was a founding company of Kansas Cellular and is one of the owners of Nex-Tech Wireless. Dale Jones is one who anticipated the vast advances in telecommunica- tions that would happen through the years. It began with plain old tele- phone service, now called POTS for snort, carried through copper wire. Then the Internet and other new appli- cations stimulated a need for more capacity and more bandwidth, called broadband. "Dale had the foresight to invest in fiber," said Angie Schwerdtfeger, pub- lic relations specialist for TCT. Fiber optic cable provided an immense jump in bandwidth compared to copper wire. "One single strand the size of a human hair can now carry 300 (televi- sion) channels, POTS, Interact and security information," Dale said. Un- der his leadership, TCT invested in installing buried fiber to the home and other entities. This is a significant ben- efit to businesses, schools, libraries, and hospitals, enabling faster and more diverse forms of communication. TCT continues to grow. It has retail stores in Council Grove and Abilene Grain Bins • Eaton • GSI Just in time for Mother's Day Limestone Valley Garden Center Selling Also offering Annuals • Perennials, Custom Potting • Vegetable and Fruit Plants and • Hanging Baskets Gift ( Now I Hours Sunday - Friday, Noon - 7 p.m. Open Saturday, 9 a.m. - 7 p.m. Located at 890 R Rd., Mankato, Kan. Kristin and 785-647-5042 or 785-282-0145 Ervin Underwood Monday, Wednesday, Friday 7:30 a.m. to Noon • 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday - 7:30 to 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 to 3 p.m. Sunday - 7:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. iro John Tyler D.C. • 210 N Commercial, Mankato, 785-648-0080 ° 785-378-8047 Kan. Buildings • Vacro-Pruden • American Commercial * Agricultural • Industrial sible by boat. The beans are delivered to Lindsborg in burlap bags or barrels. Then comes the roasting process. "It is a cross between cooking a recipe and an art form. Sometimes it resembles a mad scientist experiment," Mark said with a smile. With his years of experi- ence, he is able to manage the roasting process so as to maximize richness and flavor. "We get it into the bag within two hours of roasting for maximum fresh- ness," he said. Blacksmith Coffee roasts, packages and ships both whole bean and ground coffee. The company also custom- packages coffee for other customers. Exciting changes are ahead for Blacksmith Coffee. The company has been bought by the family that owns the nearby coffee shop that will moving into the blacksmith shop with the roastery. The old brick building is being further remodelled so the roast- ing operation can go into the back and the front can be a restaurant. The company's product has been described as exquisite coffee, artisan roasted. Blacksmith Coffee has shipped coffee as far away as Indonesia and Munich, Germany -- impressive for a company in a rural community like Lindsborg, population 3,458 people. Ron Wilson is director of the Huck Boyd National Institute for Rural De- velopment at Kansas State University. Grain Eauioment • Sukup • Hutchinson • Neco • DMC • York Legs • GSI Dryers 785-781-4383 ° 800-221-4383 604 Wisconsin • P.O. Box 17 • Cawker City, Kan. 67430 Contact Dick Wise, Richard Hahn or Doug Pruitt for estimates. • Commercial • Agricultural • Industrial • Metal Buildings • Grain Storage and Handling • Concrete This week's report from Friday, April 29 18 Mix Heifers609 171.00 20 BIk Steers 513 181.00 11 Mix Heifers375 160.00 10 Mix Steers 524 180.00 25 BIk Heifers462 156.00 20 Mix Steers 532 177.00 13 Mix Heifers505 155.00 10 Mix Steers 401 175.00 10 BIk Heifers568 155.00 11 Mix Steers 429 171.00 11 Mix Heifers518 155.00 22 BIk Steers 515 170.00 11 Mix Heifers425 155.00 20 BIk Steers 492 170.00 12 BIk Heifers539 155.00 10 Mix Steers 619 165.00 10 BIk Heifers467 152.00 41 Mix Steers 628 164.00 17 Mix Heifers542 144.25 21 Mix Steers 642 160.00 16 Mix Heifers629 140.00 63 BIk Steers 811 141.35 14 BIk Heifers647 139.25 63 BIk Steers 853 140.50 17 Mix Heifers653 138.50 10 Mix Steers 861 129.25 40 Mix Heifers769 137.25 10 BIk Cows 1,0451,700.00 31 BIk Heifers720 136.00 13 BIk Cows 1,1511,700.00 8 Red Angus First Calf Heifer Pairs; 15 BIk and BIk WF Heifer Pairs; 3 Yearling Angus Bulls; 35 BIk Steers, 400-500; 17 BIk Steers and Heifers, 400; 38 BIk Fall Calving Cows 3-5 Year 01ds; 14 Mix Pairs 8 to BM Jon Russell, 785-374-4577, Ceil 785-819-6115 Nell Boursy, 402-879-5566 Scott Greene, 785-545-8612 Kelly Bouray, 402-879-3051, Cell 402-879-5567 111.16