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COUNTY RECORD Thursday, June 8, 2000 Hill during the Sunday morn- service at Olive Hill J Mrs. Greg Man- Burr Oak, Chad and played her flute for group of relatives and at the Olive Hill r the funeral of Dennis Gar- t followed in the High School cafeteria, Schuster and Kenneth Were dinner guests of Rich- Schuster. Selah, Wash., honor Zelda on and Kenneth on Marlene'Stone were supper Christine, Susan, Jen- 'yant. and Marilyn Johnson, guests of Twila, Cool, Twila ac- the Johnsons to Hiawatha. ed the Ross family of Vera Thump- Harris, Burr Oak, was a Saturday his grandpar- Wilton. Wilma Andrews were Mohler, Sharon Martin, Wester, Lola Noble and Wilma attended the Reunion at the First :h, Superior, as a guest of Wester. attended the Webber ~g at the home near Webber. 3rig guests who birthday party honoring at her home near Re- are sisters. and Judy Schuster left for last Tuesday after being of his mother, Zelda nd visited with other rela- the area. En route with Clyde Schuster, Johnson, Nampa, recently celebrated his Juniata, visited her Ross. Ruth, Dee, Dora Connie Duffy attended the for Dennis Garman. and Lorna Wilton were friends who were home of Bill and to honor the ffClarence and The Wiltons have been years and the Bud and 59 .years and the el. and J.udy Schuster Cheryl Woerner. md Ruth Hasemeyer were Mabel Davis ic Petersen Calvin and Oleta Rex and Nadine Fisher, Minn. Don Ulsh, , Wash., was a dinner guest. guest , Myrtle Berggren. Other and Mrs. Bill Essman Myrtle and Dean joined their family of the Bob Burges were the family, the Dennis Mr. and Mrs. Darrell Chases and Mr. and and sons visited Dennis and Ellen Wilkins. Mr. and Mrs. Darrell Brzon and family, Mr. and Mrs. Davis Williams, Mr. and Mrs. Bruce LaLonde and fam- ily, Mr. and Mrs. Mark Brzon and family, Carl and Patty Thomas and Darrell and Arnita Garman were guests of Narvene Brzon. Mr. and Mrs. Max Thayer, the Chad Shearers and Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Shearer were guests of Jim, Diane and Chase Elliott. Darrell and Marilynn Birrell at- tended her high school alumni reunion in Belleville. The Birrell family re- union was held at the Belleville City Park Sunday afternoon. Mrs. Kent Bouray and Bubba vis- ited Mr. and Mrs. Robert Ahrens and their guests, Charlie and Norma Streit and Yv0nne and Tom Bailey and fam- ily in Superior and attended the Mont- gomery-Bailey reunion held in Hardy. Amy Noble, Lincoln, Neb., and Mike Langren, Omaha, were guests of Butch and Donna Noble. Mr. andMrs. Jack Burke, Sun City, Calif., Mr. and Mrs. Ted Fischer, Velda Fischer, Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Fischer, Mr. and Mrs. Harold Fischer and Mr. and Mrs. Ollie Miller had lunch to- gether at a cafe. Mr. and Mrs. Bill Smith visited Debbie Foutz and Tim Smith and fami- lies at Lander, Wyo. They attended the band concert in which Deanette Smith participated and the high school gradu- ation of Travis Foutz. David Stenson was honored for his 30th birthday with a cookout at the home of Emma Stenson. Present were Tanner, Mike and Lori Stenson, Cassidy and Leslie, Gene and Lynn Stenson and Ruth Cromwell, Abilene. All were lunch guests of the (3ene Stenson. Mr. and Mrs. Whitey Alpers, Hutchinson, were weekend guests of Dennis and Judy Erkenbrack. Mr. and Mrs. Darryl Johnson vis- ited Nadine Brown. Mr. and Mrs. Clinton Johnson were weekend gusts of Bill and Shirley Roe. Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Schrock, Law- rence, Kan., Arlo Millen, Kansas City, were guests of the Bill Rues. Katrina Hefts stayed a few days with grandparents, Glenn and Phyllis Hefts. Mr. and Mrs. Carl Thomas and grandson, Christopher Mr. and Mrs. Eddie Morehead, Ord, visited Mr. and Mrs. Max Thayer. Memorial services were held at the Republic United Methodist Church Sunday. The Legion members pre- sented the flags. Children's sermon honored the veterans. The choir sang "The Battle Hymn of the Republic." The Memorial List was read. Taps were played at the close of the service. Jewell By Roberta Holdren Nancy Neidfeldt, Shelly Weeks, Wamego, Russell Jarvis and three daughters, Morganiville, and Mr. and Mrs. Rick Jarvis and daughter, Howard, Kan., visited Leonard and Betty Heglund, Twin Falls, Idaho, at the home of Beth Bohnert, Topeka, was also a caller at the Divel home. Mr. and Mrs. Gary Divel, Colorado Springs and Mr. and Mrs. Leon Divel, Pittsburg, were weekend guests of Doris Divel. Mary Ann Greene called at the home of Doris Divel to visit the Richard Jarvis families. Wanda Russell was a dinner guest of Opal and Richard Brandon. Other callers at the Brandon home were Dixie Nichles, Salisbury, N. C., Cindy Shelton and friend, Hutchinson, and Jeff Shelton, Minden, Neb. Mr. and Mrs. Leonard Heglund, attended the alumni banquet He was one of the honored guests in the 60- year class. Stanley Ayers, Wichita, was and grandson. a Petersen was Memorial also here for his 60-year class reunion. guest of the James Office in Lenora Norton and Grace Rieke. Other Hays Sa tna Topeka Wichita Were Gladys Levendofsky, Oelker and Marilyn Conrow. (Rakestraw) Meints was a and Mrs. Frank Gregersen, Mr. and Mrs. Hansen, Flesher, Salina; Mr. Miltonvale Scandia. , Colo., was a Mr. and them on Sun- , Smith, Kent, Smith, and Rich and 9, Fairfield. United Methodist a continental breakfast and guests. guests of Kenny and Josie , Paula, Jim, Bryan Andrea and Lau- ennifer, Jordan and Na.than Boman family were Boman and her week- Were Sonny Boman and , fam- Paul, Vickie and Brats Dale and Ruth Wright, and Vida called on Howard Elliott. I'Iobson Memorial Board attended a workshop in Concur- Bookmobile left 110 101 children's books. }everly Springer and several days in with Mr. Mrs. and Betty Evert and Carl Joining them on -~ Mark, Helle and Paige and Betsy Even, Krystal and the Run Evert Katrin.. Swagerty Gas line explodes near Haddam A 36 inch main transport natural gas line owned by the Natural Gas Pipeline of America ruptured and burst into flames 1/2 mile southeast of Haddam about 12:20 p.m. May 26. Flames shot several hundred feet into the air for several hours before the fire could be brought under control. Three gas lines run in the same vicinity and local officials could not get close enough to the fire initially to determine which company's line was affected. The explosion did not affect the gas service in Haddam which is served by a different company. Electronic readings taken one mile away estimated the temperature of the inferno to be at least 400 degrees. The ground around the fire glowed accord- ing to emergency officials. The heat created a thunderstorm right above the column of flames. The fire was brought under control when employees with the NGPA shut down the line at a valve northeast of Haddam near the Nebraska line. No injuries or loss of livestock or property were reported with the exception of the damage to the pasture owned by Ken- neth and Dennis Welch. No traffic from US-36 was allowed to turn unto K-22 and a perimeter was established a mile at'ound the fire. "Raymond Raney (Republic County Emergency Management di- rector) and a sheriff's officer went to the house closest to the fire to video- tape and take pictures," said Paul Haase, assistant director. "Even with the win- dows of the vehicle up and the air conditioner running full blast, they said they could only stand to stay parked there a few minutes." Deafening Roar Ann Hoffman, who lives with her husband, George, on a farm about a quarter mile from where the explosion occurred, said a 30 to 40 foot piece of pipe "split down the middle like a hot dog" was blown 100 feet away from where the rupture occurred. The ex- plosion left a huge crater in the ground and the tremendous heat from the blaze scorched a large area of the pasture. "The house shook, the windows rattled--we didn't know what was go- ing on," said Mrs. Hoffman. "It felt like an earthquake. The cats went ber- serk." "The Hoffmans stepped out on their front porch and immediately knew the gas line was on fire. "Pieces of ash and From Deanna's Desk By Deanna Sweat, Jewell County Extension Agent Most children feel amblvalent about - tal. rock were falling from the sky," she said. "The roar was deafening," she said. "It hurt your ears. To talk to someone you had to get right next to their ear and shout. And the heat was tremendous." Mrs. Huff man's sister, Sue Nichols, Was driving on the blacktop between US-36 and Haddam and saw the explo- sion happen. "Sue called the 9I 1 dispatcher on her cellular phone and had to shout to be heard," Mrs. Hoffman said. "Her car was starting to get hot from the heat of the fire." Local volunteer firemen and emer- gency personnel responded to the call and asked the Hoffmans to evacuate their home. Haddam postmaster TOmmy Zenger, who lives with her family on K-22 about 1/2 mile west of the site had come home for lunch shortly before the explosion. "I heard this rumble and at first thought it was thunder," she said. "Then it didn't quit and got louder and louder. Thing hanging on the walls started shaking and some things fell off my shelf above the sink." The pipeline rt/ns through the Zenger's front yard, she said. "It could have blown up anywhere," she said. "Thank God it wasn't here in our yard." Zinger continued, "We went out there Sunday to take a look where it happened. It looks like Mars. There's a huge crater and the dirt looks almost petrified and molten. The vegetation is completely gone--it almost looks like a cinder track." Shut down gas Local emergency personnel blocked off the area and awaited assistance from the natural gas company. "Once the gas was shut off at the pumping station southwest of Haddam, I could tell the flames went down and the roar wasn't as loud," said Mrs. Huff man. Mrs. Hoffman had praise tbr the local volunteer firemen who reacted quickly and came to their house to check on their welfare. Like Mrs. Zenger, she was counting her blessing in the wake of the explosion. Odessa-Dentonia By Ruth L. Obert Boyd Ritter underwent surgery at Kearney, Neb., and is recuperating as well as he can. Joyce has been there a lot of the time. Evelyn Manchester celebrated her 82nd birthday Thursday. Mr. and Mrs. Nell Manchester, Carla, Chris and Taz were there to help her celebrate, as was her nephew, Gall Bartley, Webber. Lorane Manely visited Wilbur Oberts. Mr. and Mrs. Don Nelson of Ne- braska visited Evelyn Manchester. Mrs. Nelson is the former Ruthie Hall who lived in the Odessa area. Mike Young was in the hospital the past week, but he's home now. Mr. and Mrs. Harold Heitschmidt,Watertown, S. D., visited Wilbur Oberts. They ate dinner to- gether at a cafe in Smith Center. Glenn Thomas and Laura Burns visited Evelyn Manchester. Merrill Standley and his mother, Dorintha, ate dinner out in Burr Oak. Lucile Clark and Joyce Ritter called on Maude Keller. Others there were Kenneth Standley and sons and Ernie Kattenberg and Dorintha Standley. Maude's little dog disappeared and they were trying to find her but had no luck. Lucile Clark and Joyce Ritter vis- ited Boyd Ritter at the Kearney hospi- Eva Thompson. Helen Isom, Merino, Colo., was a caller at Wilbur Oberts and helped do some garden work. She fixed supper and stayed all night. She was here to attend the Covert alumni at Natoma. Mr. and Mrs. Norman Smith visited Sylvia's father, Mike Young. They also called on Maude Keller. Theda and Vurl Thomas decorated graves at Odessa Cemetery. Joyce Ritter visited Maude Keller. Mr. and Mrs. Wilbur Obert and Steven attended the Covert alumni at Natoma. It has been 49 years since the last class graduated and there were 110 at the alumni. They honored the classes of 1930, 1935, 1940, 1945 and 1950. having anew baby in the family. They are likely to have all types of emotions- -excited at times and angry at other times. Parents can do many things to help older children adapt to a new brother or sister. Prepare them well in advance. Let the children experiment and play with the toys, equipment and clothing for the baby. Remind the children of their baby days, show them their baby pictures and talk about what it was like when they were babies. This may help the older brothers and sisters to understand that babies cry, sleep and eat, require a lot of attention and are not instant playmates. When the baby arrives, think about ways that the older children can be helpful with the baby. Above all else. give the older child some complete and undivided attention each day to help with the adjustment. Here's a tip: prevent a retractable vacuum cleaner cord from snapping back into the machine by clipping a clothespin to the cord at the length you want. Arleta Underwood visited Ernie Kattenbergs. Last week's news Mr. and Mrs. Ernie Kattenberg took Mr. and Mrs. Boyd Ritter to Kearney to see a doctor. Mr. and Mrs. Ken Larson, Kearney; stayed overnight with Wilbur Oberts. Brian Obert, Ft. Collins, Colo., came to the Oberts to visit, He and the Larsons went to Beloit for the week- end and camped with other Larson relatives to fish. Steven Obert also came to Oberts and attend his class reunion of 30 years at the Dale Dodd. John Wilson of Pennsylvania called on Wilbur Oberts. He was custodian at Esbon High School when Wilbur served on the school board there and he's a friend of theirs. He and his wife. the former Mona Jean Baker, were attending the Baker reunion at Esbon- hosted by Violet Baker. Callers at Oberts were Mr. and Mrs. Charles Luke, Cassia and Brady. Peg Luke, Beloit, brought supper to Wilbur Oberts. Callers at the Oberts were Lynn and -Marie, " Jenna Bleeker (left) and Moriah Wagner, Mankato, presented a program at Jewell County Hospital during National Hospital Week recently. The class of 1930 had four in atten- dance. The Covert Rural High School burned in 1951. Ernie and Edna Kattenberg took Evelyn Manchester to the Esbon alumni. She got to see several of her class mates of the 1936 class. Mr. and Mrs. Nell Manchester, Carie and Taz, went to Kensington to the Nonamaker family get together. Ag Scoop By Gary Tordrup, Jewell County Extension i , ,IH Trees and shrubs planted with in the last two to three years are extremely vulnerable to the dry weather.' We all know that Jewell County is and can be hot and dry in July and August but we have an early.start this year as you all know. Older and established trees with developed root systems will go into summer dormancy in years of dry weather. The newly planted trees and shrubs cannot tolerate long periods without water. The answer to this is fairly simple. Water deep; frequency is not totally needed. Mulch once thoroughly wa- tered. Deep watering can be done with a soaker hose. A regular garden hose set on a slow trickle will also work lor one tree at a time. The key is small amounts of water over a long period of time allowing the water to soak deep. If you see run off, slow the water down. Build a berm around the tree at about four feet in diameter. 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