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,/I//1/ Price 50 located at 111 E. Main, Mankato, Kansas 66956 Established 1890, Volume 112, Issue No. 24 USPS, No. 274-940 Thursday, June 14, 2001 e received the "Most Im- Water System" award at the Rural Water Association's in Wichita. became the first city in Ihe KAN STEP program volunteer citizens replaced the ~ater distribution system with ~then three miles of new pipes 'n Graham, block grant pro- received a Friend of award ['or her work in the KAN STEP program to Swimming Pool open. Managers are Vicki and Nicolette Zeigler. Life- are David Walton, Jarrett Kevin Belay, Armeshia Emily Ernst and I to 9 p.m. seven a week. The first midnight swim ~.m. to midnight, r permitting. Cross Swim Lessons are first part of July. Joseph and Letisa Simon and other swimmers take a dip in the Mankato swimming pool as the temperatures warm up to the 90's this week. Jewell Public Library celebrated a of the community. 75th anniversary with an open house New location sought recently with a genealogy workshop Growing needs of the bank caused in the evening, the city to seek a new location and Jim Swan, director of Central Kan- when the new fire station was planned, sos Library System, conducted the a room was added to the design for the workshop tbr about 30 people. This library. That move was made in i 969. was the second KCLS workshop in as Ava and Allure Kelley were librar- many weeks, The previous computer tans during this switch. Again, the classes was attended by approximately space was restrictive. Books were 100 people, weeded vigorously each year to keep The most recent addition to the It- spaces for new reading and required brary is the donor board, built by John materials to meet CKLS standards. Stoeber with graphics by Bell Memo- Talks continued to find a more suitable rial. Sections denote gifts of $100, location. $500 and $1,000 with names listed in When Jewell sought to improve the each category, downtown area with a Community Jeweil Library offers books, pert- Block Grant, a library was included in odicals, accesstointernet, audiobooks the design and the library was moved and videos. Each month, a display of to the Jewell Community Center in crafts or other items of interest are February 2000. For the first time, featured. Eleanor Callahan is librar- room was available for hosting work- tan. Board members are Annette Burks, shops, holding improved children's Dab Bohnert, Bette Wiilmeth, Pat story times and summer reading ac- Willmeth. Gaye Dantels, Wyona tivities. It is not unusual to see a host O'Connell, and Rachel Engel. They ofbicyclesnearthelibrary afterschool meet monthly, or during the summer as children take In 1926, the Civic Improvement advantage of the spaciousness of this Club founded the library and contin- section. bed to be the sponsor for a number of In addition to the workshops, the years. Books were available in the library hosted the CKLS Fall Assam- library room located in the basement bly in October with more than 100 of the bank. known as First National attending. This spring a summer read- bank at the time. Though the space nng workshop was held lbr staff from was limited, the library served the needs neighboring libraries. County collector restores International fire truck By Gloria Ga'rman 73-year-old fire engine, which a member of the Jewell Fire has been restored to it's and will return to visit nity on Friday. Janne. 45, a career in Sedgwick County, heard a 1928 fire engine stored in a Ih~'~;.~ickly concluded he to be its next owner. of the engine which used for family rides was was stored in the ware- for more than 16 years. The had foundthe 1928 parkeddn a field. ne was pleased when he learned owner's son of their interest !ng the engine. After checking wife, Janne said, "We bought put the truck back in order." tells of the wax, polish, hard q new brakes, lights, wiring and ering" needed to get the truck is not the first fire engine, has restored. In 1992, he bought U.S. Fire Engine Co,, engine mounted on a Chevrolet 1 chassis. He showed this me and used it to run or- is second fire engine was a 1885 chemical engine. Janne's helped in this year-long restora- Janne said this unique the only one known to exist. is developing a list of all the fire trucks in Kansas with the hosting an antique fire truck m Wichita. restores fire engines, also researches the history about ;inc. The former Jewell engine The owner will display this restored 1928 fire truck Friday in Jewell. Truck served the community for 35 years. Will also be shown at Belleville. for fighting fires outside the city limits. The ! 928 International Fire Engine, The truck was said to carry"two hand served the Jewell community until extinquishers, 1,000 feet of hose, lad- 1963, when it was sold to a man in ders and all the equipment for fighting town trimming trees. fires the city has." Janne expects to bring the restored The truck and Boyer equipment cost truck to Jewell about noon Friday. City $5,000, and arrived in Jewell City in officals and representatives of the July, 1928. The truck was equipped town'sfiredepartmentwilibeonhand with spotlights, siren, ladders and hose. to welcome him and the engine. The The new fire station was ready when public is invited to attend this recap- the truck arrived. The truck was given tion in front of the community center "exhaustive" tests by state inspectors, building. The truck will be on display "For three hours the truck pumped at the Belleville Car Show Saturday, water from the city reservoirs and shot Janne said, "I am excited about this the water back across the lake with coming home party for the majestic great force. For two hours the water Jewell fire truck. Finding the city and pressure was maintained at 110pounds; bringing it home will be one of the for one-half hour at 200 pounds; and highlights of,ny career as a historian, for one-half hour at 250 pounds. Every restorer and firefighter. I can't wait to five minutes an inspector read gauges meeteveryoneandshareyourhistory." on the pump motor, and nozzle. The Jannes has been a firefighter for 25 truck more than met the requirements years. He and his wife, Nicki, and their that were set for it." two sons make their home in Wichita. model International was par- y challenging. There was no~,/t/y~"~oun~'- tr zce and no lettering. One day Pervious owner called and advised truck may have come from new low-boy trailer eVdle contacted the Belleville er of Commerce and asked tbr dug through ereeords only to learn the city never Jeweli County Commissioners have approved the purchase of a Trail-King lowboy trailer from Berry Tractor with Quotes for an .excavator will be reviewed June 25, at 1:30 p.m. Kim Ost, sheriff, told the commis- J&H Service, Burr Oak, was bur- service station was recovered. Charges glarized sometime Thursday night or are also pending against two juveniles early Friday moming. SheriffKimOst alsothoughttobeinvolvedinthebreak- responded to the call early Friday and in. investigated the break-in. Nester and his girlfriend, Kami Leigh Cottrell, 18, Layton, Utah, are His investigation led to the a search also being held on warrants from Davis of a house and vehicle and an arrest County, Utah, charging them with ag- later that day. Arrested were Richard gravated kidnapping, first degree Joseph Gates, also known as Joe felony robbery and other counts. Bail Lawrence,20,BurrOak,andNicholans has been Set at $]3~,000 fo~ t:a~~ Michael Nester, 24, Clinton, Utah. The them. two were charged with burglary and Nester and Gates are being held at felony theft, the Jewell County Jail. Cottrell is It appears the cash taken from the jailed at Beioit. Mankato school to house Jewell Public Library celebrated its 75th anniversary with an open house. local cable channel Present for the event were (from left) Eleanor CaUahan, librarian, andboard members, Deb Bohnert, Annette Burks, Bette Willmeth, Wyona O'Connell and Pat Willmeth. Mankato City Council met June 5 July. w~th Don Hamilton, mayor, presiding. For Mankato volunteer fireman, David Cunningham, representing Lloyd Johnson, Paul Wilson, Brian Cunningham'-Cable Television, up- Shulda and Carl Waugh, were present dated the council on the cable system to inform the council of their intent to and talked about the local access than- purchase annuities and an accident or nel. He asked the council's consensus health insurance policy with funds from on the location ofthe local access chan- theFireman'sReliefAssociationFund. A jury trail for Jeremy King, 24, shortly after the murder took place. nel. In Jewell the school maintains the By-laws and board officers have been that was scheduled to begin last week The gun will be tested to determine channel, which can bedoneinMankato, implemented as per Kansas statue, and in Adams County District Court, has whether or not it is the murder weapon. or it could be located at the city office, the city attorney has reviewed their been delayed because new evidence A continuance of the trial was re- The school has the equipment to plan. has been discovered, quested while the new evidence is maintain the channel, If located at the Building applications were re-The King trial stems from the 1997 checked and a determination made on city office, equipmentwouldbeneeded, viewed and approved for: Nickie JewellCountymurderofal7-year-old how it may affect the case. Followingdiscussion, thecouncilvoted Vance, 724 N. High, to construct an Hastings boy, Nathan Hariow, whose The defense attorney, Joe Murray, to have the local access channel 1o- attached carport; Daniel and Janet body was found in a Jewell County Deshler, obiected to the continuance, cated and maintained from the school Higer, 202 E. Jefferson, to construct a wheat field near Webber. King was saying the defense was ready to go to location. Cunningham said the system in deck; Ralph Chiicott, 801 N. High, to accused of destroying the murder trial. construct a deck. weapon in the case. A deputy Adams District Judge Illingworth, granted Mankato has been rewired and they County attorney reported an"indepen- the continuance. will be working on changing the sys- There was discussion on the use of dent party" had told prosecutors about According to court records, King, tern over to the new cable this next enginebrakesbytruckspassingthrough thelocationofwhatheclaimedwasthe Miller, Harlow and John Wilson week. Fiber optic cable is being laid town on US36 Highway. The council actual murder weapon and that King stopped on a Jewell County road June from Jewell to Mankato. It is expected directed Administrator Loomis to pro- had told him where the weapon was. I 1,1997. During the murder trial in the work will be completed and the pare an ordinance prohibiting the use The weapon allegedly was used to Mankato, King and Wilson testified newchannelsavailablenearthefirstof of suchdevices within the city limits, kill Nathan Harlow in Jewell County, that Miller shot Harlow with a 20- June I 1, 1997. Gone Lee Miller, 25, gaugeshotgun and left him in a field. also of Hastings, was found guilty in a Prosecutors have stated King took the jury trial in Jewell County and is pros- shotgun and melted it with a cutting ently serving a life sentence for torch. Harlow's death. The Nebraska State Patrol recov- King was charged in October, 1999, ered what was later determined to he a following Miller's sentence, with tam- melted shotgun in a burn barrel at a a 1928 International Fire En- a trade-in and $35,000. The decision stoners he was thankful they had up- Lesa PerouteK, u, soon, was ap- summer school had 19 attending, poring with physicalevidence. Hastings shop. was made Mondaj~ after price quptes proved the purchase of a new radio as pointed to serve as schoolboard mem- School will be held June 4 through 29.. Prosecutors allegedKingdestroyed King's address at the time of the ill ]'hen the former owner found a were reviewed from four sources~and the old radio s transformer went out. bar for USD 104 White Rock at Men- A discussion was held on purchas- the shotgun used in the murd_er by murder was given as Hastings. Now it i~'kcrier from Charlie Holdren dated De- hearing the recommendation of Jim Ost is working on a grant for a 911 day night s schoolboard meeting held ingnewcarpetingfortwomiddleschool melting it down in his father s shop is said to be South Dakota. :[=~her, 1986, Holdren, at that time a ~vell employee, reported the truck Foster, the county's general superin- computer upgrade, at the Middle School, Esbon. rooms and at the north entrance to the tandem. It wasapprovedtosignabatement Peroutek will fill the two years re- elementary schooI. Bids were reviewed Red Cross Bloodmobile in y have come from Jewell. Jeweii County Extension Council and refund numbers 1293 through malting on the board position three and it was agreed to accept the lowest ~/anne contacted the Holdrens and representatives Sandy Nelson, Sherry 1301. term. , unty Jun :~,~eWellcityol't'ice RobertaHoldren A joint meeting was held at the Scott Cramer's contract for K-12 bidfromL&LFlooring, GuideRock, Jewell Co e 22 i~,~daphotooftheengineonceowned Koster and VelmaGarman, extension council representatives, along with Cloud County Courthouse to discuss physical education teacher, assistant if they provide a fixed price quote by ~e community. "When I saw that Deanna Sweat and Gary Tordrup, ex- PawneeMentalHealthquestions.Other high school football and head high June 15. If not then the next lowest bid TheRedCrossBIoodmobileiscom- blood. However, it can be given to would be accepted, ing toJeweli County Friday, June. 22. almost any patient regardless of blood -~tu It A ' proved l had found right truck,' tension agents, met with the commis- counties represented at the meeting school boys basketball coach was ap- p . '~: ecording to records Holdren stoners to discuss the budget. Nelson were Mitchell, Republic, Clay, Cloud, proved, as well as Linda Scott s con- Bids were reviewed on new lights Bioodmoble representatives re ort at type This benefits trauma patients in ~nd, the City of Jewell was con- reviewed their budget request of Washington and Marshall. tact to teach two periods of foreign in the high school and middle school least 400 blood donations are needed need of blood transfusions when there ~eting a new firehouse during the $80,000 and said they appreciated all Executive Director, Everett Jacobs, language. Pare Dodd was hired to teach gyms. The lowest bid from Heinken of in the central plains region each week- is little time to test for a specific blood Beloit was accepted. Bids were re- day to meet the needs of regional hos- type. ~.'"g of 1928 and it was decided to the commissioners have done"for the stated he understood the problems and the kindergarten, viewed to replace most of the existing pital patients. The county blood drive Volunteer blood donors must be at ~rehase modern and more efficient Resignations were accepted from ~fighting equipment. In May, 1928 council, knew what needs to happen. He dis- new International ton-and-a-half Shannon Meier, emergency medi-cussed changes last year and planned Jim Maguin and Shelia Manchester concrete on the steps, ramp and side- will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at least 17 years old, weigh a minimum of g,k, powered by a six-cylinder on- cal services director, reported 44 runs changes. Jacobs said the key issue is Fisher as senior class sponsors. Resig- walks at the middle school and a small Mankato High School Commons. 100 pounds and must be in general made during May. Meier is preparing eommunicationbetweenPawneeMen-nations from Lonzy Garman as custo- area in the back entrance,at the high ~ Blood is a perishable product and good hea!t.h. For more informat!on ;k"~ and fitted with Boyer fire fight- next year's budget and he discussed tal Health, the directors and the coun- dian and Dale Dodd as forensics spon- school. The bid from Rich s Renovat- it is up to us to work together to make about this blOOd drive, contact ~lamey ~,equipment was ordered. Two 40- personnel training classes, ties. sor were also accepted. Deanna ing, Glen Elder, was accepted. It was sure it is available to patients when Wood. ]t'~on chemical tanks were a part of Gall Bartley, noxious weed direc- Fred Prindaville reported one year Underwood and Tandra Sholtz were agreed to hire Century, Kim and Doug needed," said Red Cross Blood Drive 1Mra~t Ir=~ ll~=Df'l~,,~. '~eBoyer equipment. While one tank tot, reported receiving a complaint ago, the major problem was with state hired as drivers for the summer school Herren, Hays, torefinish thegym floors Chair Shirley Wood." "Each blood ..... ,,~,~,~ w,,,,,~,,,=,,,, ~0~ir~use,theothercouldberecharged, about thistles. The property owners funding but beginning Jan. 1, this was program. Donna Burgess was hired to at the middle school and high school, donation has the potential to save three Roger Thelander, observer Ii,- a~sure continuous operation. One will be sent a notice to spray this fall. corrected. PrindaviUe said that every- drive the special education route this American Boiler, Salina, was hired lives. Together, we can save many Monday, June 4 .............. 63 52 ~'~ndred fifty feet of hose was supplied Jim Fosterdiscussed bridge project one is working together better and that summer at the rate of $45 per day for to replace the middle school thermo- lives. Please make arrangements and Tuesday, June 5 .............. 58 52 ,,~r the chemical tanks. An auxiliary funding with the commissioners and the staff was grateful to the county 20 days. stats, attend, this lifesaving community Wednesday, June 6 ......... 72 55 the county attorney.The attorney pro- commissioners fortakinganinterestin ~I~was also mounted on the truck. Utica National Insurance will no Danny Simmelink reviewed the event. Thursday, June 7 ............. 72 59 ~r~ e pump was driven by the truck pared a resolution ~hich was adopted the issues, longer be active in the state of Kansas teacher approved negotiations. After The Red Cross needs all types, as- Friday, June 8 ................. 79 59 ~l~.~ine.Thepumpwasusedtoincrease to provide the funding. Foster stated Attending the commissioners' and insurance companies have been discussion the board unanimously ap- pecially type O. O-positive is the most Saturday, June 9 .............. 80 56 "= r ,, P essure from the water mains. The that currently the road'crew is working meeting were Stanley Colson, Doyle contacted to present quotes for the proved the agreement, common of all blood types, therefore, Sunday, June 10 .............. 84 59 =',".~.P also made it possible to draw with the City of Mankato to cover a Alcom,FrankLangerandCountyClerk board to review at the next meeting. Renita Voiker spoke about spon- more patients are in need of this type. Moisture for week: 1.24 "~Xtliary water from cisterns and tanks water main. Carla Waugh. Supt. Bruce Custer reported the(Continued to Page 8) In contrast, O-negative is a rare type of Moisture year to date: 17.85