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Price 50 Office located at 111 E. Main, Mankato, Kansas 66956 Established 1890, Volume 127, Issue No. 21 USPS, NO. 274-940 Thursday, May 26, 2016 Plenty to do this Memorial Day weekend lowell Arncrican Legion Post No, 72 will hold, Memurial ~rvicesat 10:30 a.m. Sunday at the United Methodist Church, Jewell Perry E. Lamb Post No. 36gAmeri. can Legion will hold MemodaZ Day ~rvices at 111 E'~bon Cemelery at I a.m. Monday. Pastor Gerry Sharp will be the speaker. VFW 7+~ aud Auxiliary wilt hold Mutant,at Day serviee~ at 9 &m. Mon- day at the courthnuse in Mankato. fol- lowed by services at Mourn Hope Cem- etery, Coffee and cookies w illb~ ~rved at Post No. 7830 Home following ~r- vices. The public is invited to ariel|d, MemonaJ Day service wfll be he~d at the Bun- Oak Cemetery at I0 a.m. Monday by the American Legion ar, d Auxiliary 263. Memoria! Day ~wices will be held Monday ~1 the Uniled Methodist Church. Wehher. a~ l I a.m wi[h Lofty Bothwell as emcee. The program, facts and information a~x~m the different wars, will bepresent~d by s~vetal a.re~ youths -- Zach Renz. Tyler Mart', Br~ly Elledge, Chelsea ~nz. Jenna Longer. Jackson Kuhlmann, Lacey Longer and Luke Rer~, ~t~ican Legi0n and VFW Superior will present thecolorguard. A potluck dimer will follow. A Poppy Day Dinr~ will be held Saturday, May 28, l I a.m. to I p.m. at the Jewell Commtmity Center. Jewell High School Alumni A~ociativn's annual reunion will be held Saturday. The aftefrtoon recep- tion will 11 held ha the Jewell Commu- ~ity Center from 3 p,m. to 5 p.m. A calet~d meal will be served at 6:3(] p.m. at the same h~ation, J~nne MeCottm~gh A Ilen, C la.~ of 1967, will be the master of ceremonies for the evening, with "q'he Bools Trio" pro- vzdmg entertainment, The Class of 1966 is the houored class. Ionia.Athens school reunion will beheld Sur, day, May 29, ] 2:30 p.m, in the Ionia United Mcthodis~ Church alU'~g The Esbon High School graduating Class of 19'51 is having a reunion for their 55th anniversary, The event will be in the Esbon United Moth.list Church basement. Mankato-Rock Hills High School alumni will hold an open house and reception hosted by the 1966 Class at the old high ~hool from 2 to 4 p.m Salur~ay. An open house and hospital- ity time will be held from 4 kl 6 p.m. tlml same day at the Man kato Cammu- nity Center. followed by the banquet meal served at 6 p.m, Burr Oak-White Rock alumni ban- quet will be held Saturday at lh~ Burr Oak Commlmity Center with social hour at 5 p.m. foIIowed by the meal at 6 p.m, There will be several meals served by different organizatitms at die Esbon Community Cen~rover the ~eekend. Saturday morning from 7 to I0 aJrl there will be breakfast; Sunday 7 a.m. homemade cinnamon mils and coffee, Lunch buffet at I I a.m.: Monday 7 a.m. homemade cinnamon mils and coffee; Lunch Buffet at I I a.m. Sunday morning at Rock Hills Jr.- St-. High School, breakfast will be served from 7to 1 [ a.m. Sunday after- neon, from 2 p.m. ~J 4 p.m. the newly completed Burr Oak Library wi|l host aa open house. . ,y illr Commmmoners attend mult -coun meetmg m on The/ewellCoantyBoardmetMon. The ~ que.st was approved, Io ]Elkins, generalsuperintemfcnL lowingtopics:~axlid, MilchellCtmnty , daywithc~mmissioaersSteveGrcer~, Don/~obs, sheriff, discussed op- reported on road and bridge mainte- landfill and haspital bond: Depanmenl Mark Fleming and Dwight Frost er'atmns. He said Josh AIcom, depmy, nance. The commissioners reported ofl ubm-inspections;FairLalx,rchange HONOR T0 0tR ~EI EP ~S~ Wescnt, Carla Waugh. county clerk, has graduated from the law cnfome- ro~d concems, was also pmsenl. Minutes el' the May 16 meeling were approved with a c0rr tion. Angela Mtm'ay. health nut~, m- quested the conlmiss~oaers approval fortheschtx~l ntirseconlrac| with USD 11)7 for the 2l)16,2017 -~l'e~l year. ment academy. The commis,sioners app~v~ die F lie Safe Agreement for the Loekdown Alert System. The commissioners telephoned Randy Hofnm.'ier. CPA, to discuss the courtly budget, The nmeting was adjoum,d at II a.m. so they could attend the multi- county meeting in Tiplon. hosted by Mitchell Counly. Don Montgome~. Blue Hill Gantebird s, .spoke to the g roup about the daily uperations of the hatchely. The group dL~ussed the fol- in salary' lintitatiuas tm exempt status for overtime; accumulated maximum vacation hours allowed, Smith County reported Ihat a , Chevrolet S P.'erado pickup wa~ par- -- chased for the sanitarian The new meeting witI be in Osbome County,nn Aug 22- Mankato Chamber of Commerceremmder'R c'k slgn'ofOfferSveterans discusses 2016 Threshing Bee and ]present The Nattonal American Leginn has The Mankato Chamber of Corn- Halt-ofthechan)ber'sgardenhasbeen Threshing Bee events were dis- planted. The Mankau~ Community Garden sign ha~ h,~n ordered, The commumty- wide c lean- up was once again a success. Them were 26 stops this year. Six Rock Hills students partieS pared. Tbewinaer oftbechamber scholar- ship is Lexi Jeffery. The Mother's Day tunchee, a was well attended. Nearly 2 ~) people were ~erved. [dens were di~tis.~:~l for ~xt "~'ear cus.ge'-J- It was tlecided to not have the fun run this year. The chamber will sponsor free swimming during the day and ttm dance thai evening. Bike Across Kansas participants will be arriving in Mankato June 6. After several community meetings, the meals for the riders have been orga- nize "l'k next mcmthly meeting will take place Wednesday. June 8, al Bob's Inn, metre met May I I at theBuffalo Roam with 12 members present, Ja,um Ortman, pre~den,called the meeting to ,~rdcr. Tile treasurer's re. peat we given and ntmutes of last month's meeting were read and ap- proved, Youth volunteers for last month were rep~ned. The c.unzuanty garden has been tilled a~alu ~il~i '~igl~,S ha', c ~ "s.'l'l put by tlz tlldl%ldttaJ plut.~ A Mllal] ~.hl~ I~a~ r, en added l- ,lute the g~del~ IrK)Is. County clerk attends state conference in Manhattan ('aria Waugh.Jewell CountyClerk. attended the annual spring curet'create lijr Kansas county clerks anti election alltrials May I I- 13 in Manhattatt. The conference provided ck'rkn lind ele, c- lion officials with tbe opl~rlnnity to meet and diseus~ ilein~of iutemst with colleague from aCrt)~, the state Eighty-n sue counties a~d lout elt~.'t it~'l~ Officials were in allendance. Clerks and election uf[icials ~s- ~emhled Wetlr~e~,tlay morning In Ihe general session. They were welcouled % Karen McCulloh. mayor of Man- hattan, and Ben Wil~n. chairman of the R,ley Courtly Board, Comunltext relx)r~s w re givcl~ by vaxious contm fi- tee chaiq'g-rstms [x:gi.',lalive commit- to: members Janue She w+&mya St~hs and J 0~'1.1~ Bartolac discussed the tax lid teg islatmn thai pas ~d r oently and various issues of the bill that affecl the county clerks. Bryan Caskey with the secretai~, of state's office discussed the election portion of the ~x lid bill. The after- at,on session consisled o1" various bl~aMv, II ses.sions for training in m'eas iacl0di ng elcctitm basics, the PVD pro- cess for clerks, how to handle opet~ records requests, fiind accounting. Facebook as an eleClitm tooL. KWORCC claims trai~ing. K('~UVIP p~:t~edure training, EMC pt~lic) and prtx'edure training and salary .~n~'ey parlicipanL,~ infoiTnmion Wednesday concluded with the Deh Parker Memo- rial Walk. Following the walk there was a welcome reception. The Thur ~lay ~ssion began with mundl able discussions hy ~u nly s iJ e. Carol Williams with the Govemmen- tel Ethics Cvmmissitm discussed the definition of a candidate and attrihu. lion slatemenls thai must be included on candidate campaign literature. Sec- retary of State gris Kobach, Director of Elections Bryan Caskey and Assls- 'mui Director nf Elections Jantcson B~'kner discussed various elecl~un topics, including vmer fra~u:l, 2[116pri- nlary and general elections, Elvb, fees and the SOS website. The Thursday evening bamquel m- eluded the presentation ot Sanlx~m County clerk certifications and master certifications Friday's ~ssion began with the pre~, ident's b~akfast and presentahon of |(] scholarships by Donna Masku.s. The conference ended with a pre~nia- Lion by K-Stale football coach Bill Snyder. Get ready to fly the United States flag! DC't.'Ol'dt~.t|:t| Day t,t; Memorial Day and the date settled on May 30. However. the 1968 Unitorm Monday Holiday ACl changed I hi tradition. The leg i la- lion estah~ishud the oh~t'rvance of Memorial Day to be on the tourth Monday of May. This crealed a popu- lar tinco-day holiday weekend. Though the holiday Is observed by many to remember all lanlily and friends who have died. Iheo fficial pur- lS=so is to honnr 1hose who died in the servile Of their c'ounlrv. ]1 is al~ an been questioning h~'al po~ls as I~ wltal they have been doing the pa.~ year ~o he~p serve their ~t~.-al ~,eleran~ The Esbon Pen3 E. l.amh ~st 368. being tillh~ r small. Ci'JUld oil ly thm k of aholst three filings that they had done -- assisting with military funerals, pro- viding honor guard for Memorml Day services and o~her local celebrations and placing flags at local cemeteries and on veterans" gravL:'~. This past winter at a I~St meeting, the project of a sign m be di,~played honoring veterans was irte~nted. The projogt w&~ approved and went for- ward to become the rock sign display hol~,Orittg elf veteran past and profit. arm also a spcx'ial tnbule to tt~cal veter- ans who gave their ti',' s during their lime in service. The main purpose of the display is so as people pass by every day. they may be reminded ot'a friend, relative orneighbor who served and will Lkamk them the rlcxl lime fi'~y meet oroffer help whelt they are in need It is just a reminder for respect and apprm.'ialion to[ all veterans anti ~tay1"~ .'ed, me en- couragement k~ our ~outh to consider .erring thetr c~mntry for a time. Fund~ for the d isplay were acquired from the Dane Hanson community gram program and from lineal indi- vidual donations. Josh Alcom connived his Kansas Law ~nloroBment ceNilicate Friday. May 20. KLECT d~reclor Ed Peaw not in picture handed Josh his eertifi- Pale. B.~ Kerma Crouse l here In a special opr~trlunity ap- p,aching in li). the United Stales flag. it 1, Ihe R~era I hohday. Memorial Day. Met~loniil Day 2(116 is tO be celebrated m M~mda)' Menrnrial Day was first obse~ed ,n s urines kg'atLons during and alter tht' (. .v~l War. Or.g~nM]y called l~t-o- I~tl]~t'l l)a ~, the Purl~se we,to tOOt>g- rote more Ihan (~LtX ~tl. soldier~ ~ho h)q Iheir h~es in the conflict. The name eradlJaib, chantred fr|'ln| a pp~uprl ate holiday on which to tly the couznry's flag, [f flown on a pole. the U.S, flag is to be at half-staff until mmu. then raised to full slaff. lqy the flag of the United Stales to honor those who sacr ificx-d their lives that we might enjoy the many free- dome, we have in this ot~untry 'l'o quote President Abraham Lincoln's Genysburg Address. may it be ~aid o[ ns "'we here highly resolve that these dead ~hall noI have died in vain." Rural Esbon man recollects years of service to his country Ted Thumm l. gum1 Esbon, was drafted May7. 1953, and served in the Armed Forces during lhe Coht War which ran from 1945 unlil 199 I. Ted was born and raised in t~ Dcntonia arc~, graduating from Esbon High School in 1951, After g~d0a- titm, Ted ren~ed a farm east of Esbon and slarxebl ~a]'nIiIig. l'ed's dad, Gre- gory.took t~sct Ihe farm whileTed was ~rving hi~, count~'. When indactc-'J.'l'cd boarded a bus in Mankato arid was .sent to Kansas City. Olher~ from here who left ill the same time v ~ Delbert Bird, Esbon, Rex Paul, Burr Oak. Win, J, Cool~, Webber, Melvin 1 Hutchison, Jewell, John O, Leeee. Forolmo, Gordon r. Olson, Mankalo aitd Bobby Jay Plait, Mankalu. Onoe inducted, "ted was htused to Camp Crowder in Missmtri where he was given his ck~thes and shots, Ln addison the Gideon~ gave each tff the mett a pocket Bible, He rcntauted al Camp Cn=wder for two ~r thrt. e days before being bu~d back LO F1. Riley. While at Ft. Riley, Ted was a mentber of the 10th Infantry Divisioit of Ft. Riley Company 1 87th Infantry. Hem Tec[ "mummer. ~ml Esbon. was drafted M=~y 7, 1953 and served in the Cold War which ran from t945 unlil 1991, Ha diptays a shadow box el medats, mementors, abool camp photo and his barricks Cap. Sen. Moran plans to vistt Jewell thtaweek U.S. Senalor Jerry Moran will visit Jcwell as part if his Kansas Listening Tour tm Saturday. Area residents are encouraged to attend and share their concern ;, wilh Sen. Moran o~ the criti- cal i~ues facing Kansas and the na- lion. Throughout his time in Ctmgress, S~n, Moran has made it a priority LO ~tty connected Io the people he rcpre- senls despite a di~[ance of more than I,~ ~.]O miles belween Capit(d Hill and K~sas, Since his elecliOn to the U.S. Senate, Se~. Moran has held town hall meetingin eaehof the stain's 105 ~un- ties. Then-Congressman Moran trav- eled to each year to each of his dislricC s 69 counties during his annual "Big First Lislening Tour." The seuator #arts to be in Jewell f~ln 8:30 lO 9:3D Saturday morning. The meeting will beheld in the/ewe|l Apattmenls' commonily room~ he reported to t Company at Camp Funston, which was located on the southeast corner of the furl and kad 220 men assigned to il, While at Fort Riley hc was to receive 16 weeks of basic lraining. During the Ve l Nam War C~:~tl)p Funslon became a sleek- ,ute 9, h~e taking basic trainingTed was ILg.'atth i 10 thfL~dillCtrdnl/Lh.'atltq~ l'h~: nllddle of J[iue a I[fice 9, a~ called ilJ Korea and hc,~llhlle~ quletg~ d~r~. i', .-~.i (his lime Ted ~a~ eight we.ok, )nit, ~XJ~1 a~td he rcmeill.bcr~, Ih I'oL'~lS [%'- gun In change Fie w:,~ pk'ked to atlend J~eadership xchool Fnmt his company 40 were chosen for the school und 10 were sent Io other ~ase>. lte was allow tu go home for seven days. U['K~I1 his return, he reporlcd m Icadcrship a.'t~d, While in leadership ~chool "Fed [X~Light a 1946 Ci~ VTOlel COUpe and w as al lowed to.go Ibt w~ke ntis, to he Ip his dad W-ilh Ihe Iatmmg. D~'. 7 Ted b(mzded the streamliner R<~kel train and was headed to (.'amp Kilmcr, Nc~ Jcrse>'. Hcrc hc was pro- pared to gt~ overseas and as a member of the advance puny. He was assigned to Ihe US5 Mc'Crae, a merchant Marine ship and was shipped to a Norfolk, Va, Air fh.m: B~se. Hi~ ship w;.t.s Ih first hip to leave the harbor. Destination was |.iverl~x)l, England. Lt look 14 days for the ship to math LivcffK~ol. En mote they encountered a hurricane during which the ship li~ted from fro#; to it was great," .~aid Ted. Ted. as a member of L Company 47th fufanlu,' Regimeal 9th Divismn. ~emained in this reoeiving m-ca uml wailed for his next a s~ignmcnl prob- ably a week~ "'New Years" night we werelrueked to New U~m .Gern'~any where [ re- mained for ~ 5 mor, thn,'+ satd "rca "'The Cold War was storied when the |ton Curtain weal up Tr ~p~ were In keep the Russians fn~,in taking ,wcr the re,t I+l' Germany. Io keep them Ifom ad ValiClllg further ii%h~ (;erntao} .'" At the UIm Headquarters. Ted be- came a member oflhc [,r~l plal(mlt and was assigned to the machine gun see- lion. Ted ~nd his buddy Rta.~.l from Michigan were in charge vf a Light 13(] machine gun that ~eighed antund 32 pounds and wax accoinpanic'~l by a ] 5 pound tripod. Jan~ 15 was the firm day tl r "1-~.~ lo gc lain tlm field tt)ltUg his ntachlue gun. l"hcy were g~me thr [0 day, ,m ina.neuvers, slux-ping its pup lento. Then: were no t~res+ Titc weall~ r was c~a~l t,t] very cold. In the Io~ land~, it v,'as etxd while in Ibe mOunlains it ~ as uolhing to go to bed and wake up m the morn- ing covered in snow that hind fallen during the uighL A lot of II',c niouctlain area had rain. At theegd~ffthe 10-t|ay mam:uvcr, Ihe cotnpuny would mluru to the Ulnt Lxlmr~llnd. Thi~, ~.'~,~ lltt'ir assignment ever,/day, mancLivers t,t> patrol and watch the Russian S, nne- times il would be In day, and other back. When II',c V,laVCshitdeadcenter, times it wmdd be 15 days. the ship went 28 degrees. "'l never got shot at. "[here w'a, no He recalled, "Four of us, two ser- geants, myself, and anulher guy, ~aid on tl~ bottom d~k tloor of the ship with duffle bags. three on e~h side. and rtu2e the storm out, All the while we played pinochle to keep our minds occupied and off the storm. From Liverpool. Ted was ~at Io Bmncrh~.~, Germany. Oa arrival the troops got offthe boaL and onto a train [O Goppingen, Germany, HereTed be- came a~:quaimed wilh Zweihrucke. which was the name of an establish- men[ belier known as the mess hall "When Chfi,~mas came, we wen: fed a ~omplet Chris0na.s dinner at Zweibroc ke with all the wimmiags and fighLing, jU/J training. All the t~mc we were on maneuvers so were the R~t~- s,a~Is. They were doing the same (hing as we were," ~id Ted. Dunng their stay in Germ;u~y, the [r;I ca~edrals in the world. Had [ no1 been ia the service+ ] would not have had the opporlunity to see and do all the things Continued In page ,4 Ted Thummel, rural Esbon. was dralle~ May 7, 1953 and served in tl'~ Cold Warwhich ran from t945 unhl "~991 He poseswitha slain glass replica of the family cresl, Mum burs of Per.q Lamb Arne ticar~ Leg,on salute Ihe US. Rag at the newiy erected stalue ~n Esl0on located on Gram Slteet Merrlb~ts presen% ~rB (trom left) Cha~lle Fischer, .)elan Eleam. Dwight Frosl and Edgar Marihugh.