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Office located at 111 E. Main, Mankato, Kansas 66956 Established 1890, Volume 127, Issue No. ii.-r pOND USPS, NO. 274-940 Price 50 Thursday, June 16, 2016 Soon, the Jewell County Fair will ready to be filled out, and packets are burger, cheeseburger, or 1/4 pound hot ucts. For a completelist of items needed be here with a range of experiences ready for all open class superinten- dog, served with the fair's signature contact the extension office. only a county fair can offer people of dents tO pick up. cheesy potatoes, tossed salad, corn and The popular Tuesday night smoked all ages. The theme this year is "Go for Coloring contest entries are avail- a beverage. Why not end your meal pork loin supper and the barbecue beef the Gold at the 2016 Jewell County able in each community and need to be with a piece of pie? These meal items supper during the cow-calf classic be- Fair." returned to the extension office by July can also be purchased a la cart, ortrya ing held Monday night will also be This year's fair will again bring 5 to be eligible for cash prizes in each tasty taco salad. The food stand opens available. rewarding experiences, fun and a age division, forbusinessat7a.m.witheggs, break- Anyone from Jewell or surround- chance for people to appreciate the The 4-H food stand at the Jewell fast burritos, long johns or sausage ingcounties--Smith, Republic, Cloud, variety and quality of all of the exhib- County Fair is a place you'll want to gravy and biscuits; and stays open for Mitchell, Osborne, Nuckolls and its. Fair books have arrived and are visit! The food stand managerthis year late night diners until 10 p.m. Webster -- are encouraged to bring loaded with judging and event times, is Barbara Railsback. The food stand The food stand functions as the entries to the Jewell County Fair. The locations, the fair schedule and infor- has been offering great home cooked Jewell County 4-H Council's only f'trstjudgingcompetitionbeginsat8:30 mation about all of the projects that food every year during the county fair, fundraiser. In order to keep prices low a.m. Wednesday, July 6, at the Mankato can be entered in this year's fair. The and this year will be no exception. The help is requested from the communi- Community Center, for open class fairbookcanbepickedupattheexten- favorite fare is a hot plate dinner served ties, organizations and individuals of quilts. Call the extension office for sion office located in the courthouse at noon and supper time. This meal Jewell County with donations of food additional questions about the upcom- on the lower level. Entry cards are includes yourchoice of a grilled ham- items, cleaning suppliesorpaperprod- ing 2016 Jewell County Fair. Mankato Council 0Ks funds to replace 'quick attack' firetruck Mayor Koester called the June 7 tion about new playground equipment Becky Fernendez presented plans Council approved to renew mem- meeting of the Mankato City Council to be purchased by the school district for a fallcar show to benefit theFriends bership in the Highway 36 Associa- to order with the following members and reminded the group the equipment of the Park group, tion. present: Chris Klos, JohnTyler, Marvin is available for public use during non- Carol Torkelson from the North SpecialeventpermitstoBob'slun Loomis and Jim Ross. Council mere- school hours. Mauerhan suggested a Central Regional Planning Commis- for July 24 and July 29 at the city park. ber Lyle Dauner was absent. Darrell partnership be developed between the sion gave information concerning ap- were approved. Miller, city attorney, was present, city and school district to provide rec- plication for a CDBG grant for hous- The council denied a building per- Minutes from the May meeting were reational opportunities for all age hag demolition and renovation. The mitapplicationfromtheJewellCounty read and approved, groups. Mauerhan presented informa- consensus of the council was to pursue Historical Society. Sam Becker, Mankato Volunteer tionaboutaprogram, throughtheVFW, a third round of renovation and demo- The council will apply for KDOT FireDepartmentchief, presented plans to provide and display American flags lition funding, grant funding for airport runway im- for vehicle replacement and upgrades, along Commercial Street during holi- Jenny Russell from the swimming provements. Discussion was held. The council ap- days and special occasions, pool committee presented financial in- The council reviewed staff salaries. proved a budget of up to $12,000 to Krista Johnson presented a request formation about construction or reno- Discussion was held. No action was upgrade the "quick attack" Truck No. for the council to create a kennel li- vation of the pool. She asked the court- taken. 24. Consensus was to pursue a replace- cense fordogs. She fumishedexamples cil to commit sales tax revenues to pay Attorney Miller gave an update on ment unit for the 1956 "city" truck, of existing kennel licenses from other for general obligation bonds. Discus- adilapidated structure. Discussion was Todd Mauerhan shared informa- cities. Discussion was held.sion was held, no action was taken, held. Jewell Council discusses law enforcement coverage with sheriff The Jewell City Council met June 6 Thenew FLSAregulations forsala- David Knappert gave his monthly Barrett. at city hall with Bruce Barrett, mayor; ried employees was discussed, maintenance report. Minutes oftheMay 2 meeting were Darrell Bohnert, Josh Burks, Max DonJacobs, JewellCountySheriff, Mayor Barrett said the council approved. Burks, Kris Williams and Wade Wil- and Darrell Miller, Jewell County At- should know soon if the city had been Theboarddecidednotto getastorm son, council members; and Amy torney, were present to discuss law awarded a Dane Hansen grant, shelter at this time. Arasmith, clerk, present, enforcement coverage for the city. The clerk asked for input for the Two ceiling fans will be purchased MinutesoftheMay2meetingwere The council members took a tour of 2017 budget, for one of the apartments. Ron Zentz approved, the Palmer Museum to inspect damage The same members were present at will install them. Billing ordinance No. 1044 was done when the roof leaked during the the Jewell Apartment board of direc- Thebillswerereviewedbythecoun- reviewed and approved for payment, heavy rains, tors meeting, withtheadditionofCindy cil and approved for payment. The Rock Hills School Board met been hauled to the landfill. The equip- signingbonusforthehardtofillchem- Monday with Lori Yelken, Ervin ment housed there was moved to the istry position. The resignation of Underwood, Janelle Greene, Todd Morton building. The purchase of a Michelle Schoenrock as a member of Mauerhan, Lori Slate, Nadine Smith, small metal building from Mankato thedistrict'stransportationstaffeffec- Sam Meyers, Bob Roush, Billie Cox AutoPartsataninstalledpriceof$1,395 tive May 24 was accepted. Resigna- and Lynette Bartley in attendance, to replace the shed was approved, tions from Brenda Flinn and Sheila One proposal was received for the Driver education is scheduled to Lorence as concessions sponsors, Bar- 2016-2017 school year for workers begin at Rock Hills High School on baraRailsbackasassistanthighschool compensationinsurance.Theproposed June 27 and conclude on July 6. girls basketball coach and FCCLA premium of $23,741 from the Kansas Theboardmetinexecutivesession advisor and Kevin Ost as head high Association of School Boards was three times to discuss employer-em- school golf coach effective immedi- unanimously approved, ployee negotiations. No action was ately were accepted. A quote from RR Street Plumbing, taken as a result of the private ses- Action on the agenda item to ap- Heating and Electrical to resurface the sions, prove supplemental assignments for existing countertops and replace eight The board also met three times in the 2016-2017 school year was tabled sinks with stainless steel residential executivesessiontodiscussnonelected andwillbeaddressedataspeciaimeet- grade sinks and commercial grade fan- personnel, after which the following ing scheduled for 8 a.m. on June 23. cets in the elementary classrooms at a action was taken: Cody Miller was The next regular meeting of the cost of $12,800 was approved, approved as a licensed professional at Rock Hills Board of Education will be The storm-damaged equipment the junior-senior high school for the at7p.m.onJuly 18atthedistrictoffice shed on the football practice field has 2016-2017 school year with a $3,000 in Mankato. The City of Mankato is making an The rehabilitation funds are What does rental rehabilitation application for another round of grant awarded to local units of government include? This may include acquiring funding for housing renovation and (cities and counties). The maximum existing rental housing, historicalpres- demolition projects, amount awarded is $400,000. Eligible ervation, and conversion of existing In Mankato, the 2015 CDBG grant activities include homeowner and non housing structures to new housing allowed for eight rehabilitations, four rental rehabilitation. A Housing As- ormixedincomerentalhousing.CDBG Wilson Apartment rental renovations sessment Tool (HAT) must be com- grantees are free to design rental reha- and 11 demolitions, pleted by the unit of government prior bilitation programs that focus on par- TheCDBGprogramallowstheDe- to submitting an application,ticular troubled areas, such as handi- partment of Commerce to distribute Housing rehabilitation frequently capped access or emergency repairs. federal funds to Kansas municipalities asked questions: Is rental rehabilitation a grant? If and counties looking to improve. What does homeowner rehabilita- the landlord is not LMI (low to moder- To receive funds, projects mustmeet tion include? Homeowner rehabilita- ate income), they must contribute a at least one of the following federally tion can include minor rehabilitation, minimum of 25 percent of the costs of mandatedcriteria: benefit low andmod- moderate or substantial rehabilitation, the rental unit's rehabilitation. If the crate income individuals; remove or reconstruction, historicalpreservation, landlord is LMI, a grant may be al- prevent slum or blight condition; elimi- lead based paint abatement, code en- lowed for rehabilitation. nate an urgent need created by a disas- forcement and home based business Pre applications are available at the ter when local funds are unavailable, rehabilitation. Mankato City Office. Campbell to Retire from Jewell ,County Friendship Meals At the end of next week, Jewell County Friendship Meals will be los- ing their assistant cook, Rosella Campbell. Rosie, as everyone affectionately knows her, started as the assistant cook eight years ago and has now worked with four different cooks at the center. "I drew my first paycheck June 24 so I decided that was the day I would choose to retire," said Rosie. Rosie actually started cooking for the senior center in April 2008, riding to and from her home in Burr Oak with Patsy Warner who was the manager of the center at that time. For six weeks, Rosie didn't receive any pay, instead of pay she received a free meal. Rosie's plans for retirement aren't much different than anyone else who retires. She would like to do a little traveling. Her grandchildren and great- grandchildren are in Houston, Texas. She has a brother and sister in Pampa, Texas. "I have lot's of 'stuff" to go through at home. It's time to clean out," said Rosie. A luncheon with cake will be served at the Mankato Community Center in honor of Rosie's retirement at noon next Friday. Rose Campbell Road work is in full swing across "Highway work can occur at any too closely, inattention, too fast for Kansas. Some projects are short term, timeofthenightorday, andconditions conditions, right-of-way violation and some will last until winter and beyond, such as edge drops or equipment near improper lane change. but all of them require safety to be a the open lanes are a possibility in most "Nationalresearchsbowsthatmore work zones," said KDOT work zones than 80 percent of work zone fatalities priority. The Kansas Department of Trans- engineer KristiEricksen."Havingsafe are motorists and their passengers, portation reminds motorists to follow and efficient work zones requires ef- ratherthanhighwayworkers,"Ericksen all traffic regulations in work zones fort from contractors, DOT staff and said. "It is important for drivers to do and that these regulations, including thedrivingpublic.Driversdotheirpart their part to improve safety in work lowered speed limits, arein effect when by intentionally following traffic regu- zones." posted even if there isn't obvious con- lations at all times, especially work Whendriving in workzones, KDOT struction taking place, zone speeds, even when the reasons reminds motorists to: follow traffic Not following traffic regulations aren't clear." control; stay alert and calm; watch for Last year in Kansas, four people highway workers;expectdelays, leave can also lighten your wallet. For ex- ample, driving up to 20 miles over the ' were killed and 480 people injured in early or choose alternate routes; allow speed limit could cost $318 or more in work zone crashes. Driver related cir- ample space between you and the car cumstances were a factor in 72 percent in front of you; change lanes when fines and court costs, in these crashes including following directed to do so. Huelskamp staffer will answer tax questions A staffer specializing in IRS case- work from Rep. Tim Huelskamp's of- fice will be at the Mankato Commu- nity Center from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Monday. The staffer will be available to meet individually with taxpayers to learn about their concerns and serve as a resource for constituents struggling to navigate bureaucratic red tape. Con- stituents seeking assistance are encour- aged to schedule an appointment by contacting Huelskamp's Hutchinson office. The Mankato Chamber of Commerce donation program." Emma Menhusen presented in- formation about the produce dona- tion propgram Friday at the Jewell County Senior Center. Commissioners sign Elder Abuse Awareness Month proclamation The Jewell County Board met Mon- day with commissioners Steve Greene, Mark Fleming and Dwight Frost present. Carla Waugh, county clerk, was also present. Minutes of the June 6 meeting were approved. Don Jacobs, sheriff, discussed op- erations of the department. Joel Elkins, general superintendent, reported on road and bridge mainte- nance. The commissioners reported road concerns. Tanya Paul, DVACK Concordia, presented a proclamation for Elder Abuse Awareness Month (June) and World Elder Abuse Awareness Day June 15). The commissioners signed the proclamation. Lovewell State Park will host sandcastle, sculpture contest The annual sand castle and sand sculpture contest at Lovewell State Park is scheduled for Sunday at the Southwinds Beach area of the state park. Teams may include up to five people. Registration will be at the state park office from between 8 a.m. and I 1:30 a.m. Entries will be judged at noon with prizes awarded to both the top sand castles and sand sculptures. Grand prizes for the event are sponsored by KRFS Radio, Superior, and KREP Radio, Belleville. Those not entering the contest are invited to visit the park and view the works of art. A new event this year is the first "Float Your Boat" contest, also to be held at the Southwinds Beach area on Sunday. Registration is from 11 a.m. to noon and boats must be displayed until the races begin at I p.m. To enter, you must build a boat, at home or at your campsite, using only cardboard and duct tape. Entry teams consist of two members, and one must be 18 or older. Entries may be decorated (family friendly, of course). Each entry will race against the clock, the best time to cross the finish line still afloat with both team members wins. Approved life jackets are required. A vehicle permit is required for either event. has partnered with Jewell County Health 365 Coalition for the new =produce 9 Friday, Emma Menlausen, repre- Coaltion have parmered to build the senting the Community Garden pro- program. At the Community Garden duce donation program, gave a presen- site, the chamber has generously do- tation at Jewell County Senior Center nated two garden plots to be dedicated concerning the many benefits of gar- just to growing produce for the new dening, produce donation program. The presentation included informa- Produce that has been planted to be tion about the physical benefits of gar- donated during this 2016 growing sea- dening, the health benefits of eating son are potatotes, onions, lettuce, spin- locally and the announcement of the ach, carrots, radishes, green beans, Chamber of Commerce produce dona- peppers and tomatoes. The produce tion program, from these two gardens will go to the The Mankato Chamber of Com- Jewell County Food Pantry and Jewell merce and Jewell County Health 365 County senior citizens. VFW purchases Moran seeking fall American flags interns for 2016 Recently, the Mankato VFW pur- U.S. Senator Jerry Moran:(R-Kan.) chased 15 flags to be flown downtown is accepting applications for congres- on the utility poles during major holi- sional internships in his Washington, days. After donations by State Ex- D.C., Manhattan and Olathe offices change Bank and Central National for fall 2016. " "My Bank, Todd Mauerhan and John Tyler first experience in Washing- were able to develop a prototype flag ton, D.C., was working as a congres- set for the downtown area. sional intern," Moran said. "! tern- Now,MauerhanandTylerarelook- ships offer Kansas students a great ing for donations to cover the costs of opportunity to learn about the legisla- these flags. Mankato VFW will take tive process and work on behalf 0f;0ur care of putting the flags up and taking great state." .~ them down from the utility poles, stor- An internship in Sen. Moran~s of- ing and caring for the flags, fice provides an opportunity to work Flags will be flown on Commercial closely with senate staff on behalf/of Street; Jefferson Street and Main Street the state of Kansas. Legislative ifitems (both east and west one block from will gain a better understanding 0fjhe Commercial), all downtownMankato, legislative process in the U.S. Con- To become a part of the this com- gress, and develop knowledge andpro- munity project, individuals may pur- fessional skills valuable to future~:ca- chase one of the American Flags to be reer pursuits. - placed downtown for a cost of $40, or The intern program is open to quali- $50 for an American Flag with a one fied undergraduate and graduate stu- inch bytwo inch memorial nameplate, dents, or recent graduates, who have Contact Chiropractic of Moonlight strong interest in public service and Workshop for more information,government and have achieved aca- demic excellence. Recently, the Mankato VFW purchased 15 flags to be flown downtown on the utility poles du ring major holidays. Above, one of the flags flies in downtown Mankato.