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Mankato Junior-High cheerleaders participated in a Champ Camp recently at JewelL Members of the squad are (back row, from left) Kaitlyn diamond, Jessica Cheek, Deanna Shelton, Britainna Tarr and Ariane Dahl; (front) Lara Neiison, Cheisey Garrett and Karl Neiison. US 36 Association dedicates $8.59 million bridge across Republican By Darrell Miller Smith County Pioneer The US36 Highway Association dedicated a new $8.59 million bridge across the Republican River at Scan- dia June ! 3, approved a windmill pro- motion to draw traffic, and discussed a four-lane feasibilit), study for the route. US36 Association President Steve Haynes said while no funds would be available for some time, the feasibility study should be completed and pre- sented to the: Kansas Depa~ment of Transportation. "We need a plan or we won't get anything," he said. Nearly 100 people watched as Haynes led the dedication ceremony near the east approach to the new Scan- dia bridge. KDOT's Second District engineer Donald Drickey, Salina, said "This was a much-needed project, in our estimation." Ride the Wind During the afternoon business meet- ing, US36 Association members de- cided to move forward in promoting the highway as a route of windmills. The idea was suggested by Smith Center Mayor Larry Brown during the US36 fall meeting in Smith Center. The group approved the slogan sug- gested by Penny Zeller, Seneca: "Ride the Wind on US36 ...Travel the Trail of the Windmills." Signs incorporating pictures of a windmill and the US36shield logo will be placed at the Missouri .and Colorado borders, and on markers along the route where windmills are located. Cy Moyer, Phillipsburg, was authorized to proceed with one or two 8'x20' signs at a cost of up to $2,500 each. Four Lane Feasibility Smith Center Mayor Larry Brown said a four-lane feasibility study on Highway 50 cost about $42,000, shared by six counties in the Dodge City and Garden City region. With extremely heavy traffic on 1- 80, Haynes pointed out many travelers are searching fora less-congested route like US36. In addition, he said, 'the people of northern Kansas deserve better roads. Haynes urged directors to find ac- tive members for the association's board. The group also discussed an idea for a 400-mile garage sale along US36, which could draw a good deal of traffic. Current officers re-elected were Steve Haynes, Oberlin, president; Jim Erickson, Scandia, who organized Friday's meeting, vice-president; and Bonnie Youngquist, Kensington, sec- retary. Next fall's meeting will be at Phillipsburg, and the 2004 annual • spring meeting is scheduled at Hanover. US36 Projects Highlighted Highway officials reported on US36 projects: • The largest is a $45 million project at Marysville which includes a new bridge over the railroad lines. This is a cooperative venture between KDOT, the Union Pacific Railroad and the Corps of Engineers. The UP line there carries 70 to 80 long coal trains a day, which results in major delays for US36 traffic. The project includes levee work and mov- ing of railroad tracks. • Seven other projects are planned between Marysville and the Nfissouri border. These involve interchanges, new road alignments, grade separa- tions, overlay and a four-lane section from Troy to Wathena. • Jewell County projects include a $4,6 million project over 6.4 miles west of Mankato, including surface rehabilitation, spot grading, and re- placement of the Limestone Creek bridge. Nine miles of US36 will be reha- bilitated east of Mankato, at a cost of $4.89 million. A third project includes curb and gutter, storm sewer and inlets at Mankato, costing $189,000. • In Washington county, projects include overlay and bituminous seal east of Washington to the Marshall County line. Next year, KDOT will maintain the west end of the four-lane • highway west of Marysville, lay one- inch overlay in Washington County, and rill ruts on the highway into Wash- ington. • In Northwest Kansas, projects in- elude replacement of the Norton rail- road bridge at a cost of $5.6 million, and overlay from Norton to the east countyline. Seal projects are also planned in Decatur County. In Smith County, KDOT helped fund highway windbreaks in partner- ship with land owners and the Depart- ment of Agriculture. Other States Haynes noted th~ last five years Colorad(;has recycled and rebuilt US 36 to Last Chance. "They've done a section every year, and have done a good job for us," Haynes said. 'ffhere arc more Kansas tags than Colorado tags on that road." He noted most of US36 in Missouri has been converted to four lanes, with the exception of a 64-mile gap. No report was available from the Illinois section of the highway. A report About highway financing was presented by Jim McLean, a spe- cial assistant to KDOT Secretary Deb Miller. McLean said KDOT is behind on' funding at present, but the secretary believes the department can complete its core projects. KDOT is operating with a $447 million deficit. "Next year is decision time," McLean said. "If you support the highway program, legislators need to hear from you now." Next year is the year Kansans determine whether the present road program continues, he said. Thirty-two percent of highway funds come from the fuels tax, 22.2 percent from federal funds, 11 percent from vehicle registrations, 9.2 percent from sales tax, and lesser amounts from othei" sources. Boyles, Garman represent county Megan Boyles and AngelaGarman, both of Burr Oak, represented Jewell County Farm Bureau at Kansas Farm Bureau's Leadership America 2003 held June 3-6 at Barton County Com- mun/ty College, Great Bend. "Kansas Farm Bureau sponsors Leadership America to provide a lead- ership experience that will help pre- pare and encourage participants to be- come leaders in their schools and com- munities" Holly Higgins, seminar di- rector said. Almost I00 youth from across the .state attended sessions on" leadership, motivation and teamwork. Fatal Vi- sion, an educational training tool used to vividly demonstrate the concept of " impairment and the dangers of im- paired driving was also presented. More than 8,000 Kansas youth have participated since Farm Bureau began the annual leadership seminar in 1962, County Farm Bureau associations se- lect and sponsor the conferees. -NOTICE- IIIII Courthouse News Jewell County ,i ii i Traffic Chandra J. Brey, Jewell, failure to yield, fined $119. Ralph E. Miller, Salina, speeding, 75160, fined $119 and diversion. Royce Martin Skocny, Cuba, MIP, sentenced to three days in Republic County jail, 20 hours community ser- vice and fined $459. Register of Deeds Susan J. Bedford to Frank Veculek and June Veculek. Lots 11 and 13, Block 2, Lamm's First Addition to the City of Webber. Carl D. McEIroy and Opal'-J. McElroy to Opal J. McElroy. NE 1/4 of NW 1/4 of Section 1 and NE 1/4 of SW 1/4 of Section 12, all in Townwship 5S, Range 6W. George E. Shute and Jaralie A. Shute to Thomas M. Shute. NW 1/4 of Sec- tion 7, Township IS, Range 10W. Jerry Genaro Trillo Jr. and Jennifer Trillo to Dwight S. Frost and Beverly B. Frost. Part of tract 22 in NE 1/4 of 3-3-10. Criminal The State of Kansas vs Gall Shelton, Mankato. Giving worthless check. Limited Civil Brodstone Memorial Hospital vs Larry G. Hood, Mankato. Darrell E. Miller vs Angela Trent, Jewell. Learn to ~iive on even the most modest salary. If you do, you're almost assured of financial success. dewell County Hospital's Fireworks Display Tuesday; July 1 At Dunk For reaidents, families and friends! Donations of fireworks will be accepted 8 p.m. - Ice Cream Social Sponsored by Jewell County Hospital Auxiliary Mankato junlor-hlgh cheerleaders take honors at camp Mankato junior-high cheerleaders came home Camp Champ at Jewell with four first place trophies and an over-all first place. In addition to team honors, Lara Neilson, a member of the squad, won the post of number one jumper. First place trophies were won in cheers, sidelines, dance routines and overall. Medals for All-Stars Cheerleaders were awarded LaraNeilson and Kaitlyn Diamond. They are now eligible to go to New York City for the Thanksgiv- ing Macy's Parade. Trophies were awarded on what they learned and how they performed as individuals and in the group. Other cheerleaders are Chelsey Garrett, Captain, Karl Neilson; Deanna Shelton, Ariana Dahi, Jessica Cheek, and Britainni Tam Sponsor is Dawn Garrett. II IIIII III II I From Deanna's Desk By Deanna Sweat, Extension Agent i ii Follow 'tick' rules The tick-transmitted disease count dropped in recent years as drought tightened its hold on the High Plains. In many areas, however, this year's return to spring rains and lush vegeta- tion means Plains residents again need to remember the "rules" for being in tick territory. "Don't panic if you find a tick at- tached to you, a child or your pet. If you get the tick off within 24 hours of attachment, the odds for its being able to transmit a disease pathogen are close to zero," said Ludek Zurek, medical veterinary entomologist with Kansas State University Research and Exten- sion. Nonetheless, ticks merit caution, and taking precautions. In Kansas, for example, the serious human diseases transmitted by ticks can inclu~le Rocky Mountain spotted fever, Lyme disease and ehrlichiosis. Kansas pets can get similar diseases, plus bring ticks in- doors. So, the first rule to remember is that ticks like grassy areas, particularly those that are shaded by trees or tall weeds. The edge of a wooded area is their ideal for building a true infesta- tion. Ticks don't eat the green stuff. They use it as protection from sunlight. They also crawl up gras~,and weeds to wait for an animal to brush by, giving them a chance to get attached and gain access to the blood meal they need. The second rule is not to allow ticks access to skin. Applying a broad- spectrum insecticide to large grassy areas or dog runs isn't a good alterna- tive unless you've got a chronic prob- lem, a place that serves as atick reser- voir all Of the time. In that case, you should ~contact your local K-State Re- search and Extension office to discuss the available products. Roads in a four-county area were blocked by debris Monday after torrential rain fell on the area. Unofficial reports indicated as much as 13 inches may have fallen in some areas. Reports of 10 to 12 inches were common. Washouts closed many of the roads. [4J~In obeervance of Independence Day we wilt be closed Friday, July 4 I Mankat. Professional Pharmacy ] 125 N. Commercial ManJmto, Kan. 785-378-3183 ..... I Real Estate AUCTION Auction will be held at the home located at218 N. Columbus, Jewoll, Kan. Thursday, July 10 • 7 p.m. LEGAL DESCRIPTION: Jewell Original Town Block forty (40), Lot six (6) and west half (W1/2) of lot fnte (5) GENERAL DESCRIPTION: Three-bedroom home with 2 1/2 baths, (master bedroom has full bath), front room, kitchen with oak cabinets, dir=ing room with oak comer cabinets, utility room, built-in intercom, two-car attached garage. Full be .sement with den, bedroom, bath, large family room, concrete storm shelter, targe amount of storage cabinats. There is an entry into basement from the garage. A termit contract will go with the house. The home is in very nice condition. TERMS: 20% of purchase price as down payment, the balance w$ be due ~1closing on or before August 30, 2003. Possession will be upon closing. ~I~E$: Wilt be pro-rated to closi~. 2002 taxes were $1,224.08. ~1 statements made day of auction take precedence over printed material. ) hummel Real Estate aml Auction is acting as transaction broker. To view the home, contact Wayne'Grindol at 785-428-3680, t Thursday, June 26, 2003 JEWELL COUNTY This group of cancer survivors kicked off events atthe second American Cancer Relay The second lap included family and friends who wished to make the walk. The balloons were released; of the walk. The event raised approximately $13,000 for cancer programs. Waconda East BOE closes Tipton School Waconda School Board members voted 5-2 last Monday night to close the public school building in Tipton. The vote was taken at a special hearing at Lakeside Junior High, Cawker City. The board dtdision came months after they voted to have one high school in Downs and fourth through eighth grades at Cawker City. Tipton was to retain kindergarten through third grade students. According to The Ledger newspa- per, Superintendent Clark Coco noted that Tipton wished to have a kinder- garten through fifth grade in theirbuild- ing at Tipton and the board could only justify a kindergarten through third grade there. He added that when the board ascertained that Tipton would not be sending the 54 "students to the district as had been planned, and as their junior high students (sixth through eighth grades) would be attending the Catholic High School in Tipton, all that had originally been worked into the USD 272 budget plan had to be addressed. It was also learned that Tipton Jun- ior High School was joining the Pike Trail League and the board decided it had to come up with a different finan- cial plan. Tipton grade school has maintained a public school for more than 30 years. It was reported the cost to the dis- trier would be $255,000 to keep the building open at Tipton for 15 students in the bottom four grades. Based on a full-time equivalency of 13.5 students, it would have cost the public school district $18,888 to educate each of those students remaining in Tipton.. Tipton residents held a ground breaking ceremony Sunday for a pri- vate Christian school building where kindergarten through fifth graders will attend school this fall. The new build- ing will be built on the site just south of .Tipton Catholic High School. St. Boniface Catholic Church sixth through eighth grades Tipton Catholic High Privatization of the fourth ,,)~ i~ i~i~, ?: • O THE RED ROOSTER Care El COMMERCIAL BUILDING comer of Commemial and Main, three-store fronts. El COMMERCIAL BUILDING, two store fronts, on corner mercial and Jefferson. El TWO-STORY HOME, 2 1/2 bedrooms, 1 1/2 bath, carport, detached garage. Price reducedlll El THREE-BEDROOM, 1 1/2 bath, detached garage, El THREE-BEDROOM, detached garage, 1 1/2 bath, large family room. El THREE-BEDROOM module home, real nice, corner lot. For everyoneelse who'll be in areas where ticks are likely, Zurek recom- mends these hints: • Wear light colored clothing. All tick species are dark enough that this will make seeing and removing them easier. • Wear protective clothing--long- sleeved shirt and long-legged pants. Pull socks over the bottom of pants, wear the shirt tucked in and fasten every button your shirt makes avail- able. • Apply repellent from shoes to knees, following label directions ex- actly. The ingredients that work against ticks also repel mosquitoes, DEEr (for skin and/or clothing) or permethrin (clothing only). • If your pet is coming along, follow label directions and spray its back with a permethrin, containing repellent or a fipronil based product (Frontline), avoiding the pet's mouth, eyes and nose. Repellent collars seldom offer complete control. This regimen may not be enough, however. Ticks are dogged in sticking to their job, while both hunting and eating a blood meal. Don't let ticks remain on humans or pets for more than 24 hours, Outdoor pets may require daily inspections. Inspect house pets that have been in grassy areas before they come indoors. If inspectors do this chore on a patio or sidewalk, they can just drop the re- moved ticks to the concrete and firmly step on them. Zurek added that when humans re- turn home from tick territory, they need a rive-pronged approach: inspect the shoes and clothing: shower as soon as possible, using your hands rather than a washcloth, backbrush or scrub ball of netting; check your back with a hand mirror or ask a family member to check it for you; remove attached ticks by using tweezers of forceps, gently grasping each tick as close to your skin as possible, then gently and patiently pulling it directly away from your skin until it releases its hold: disinfect the bite area. If you miss a tick and it's engorged with blood before you remove it, you might want to keep the tick in a jar of alcohol for about two weeks. If you actually develop flu-like symptoms or a rash around the bite area during the following 10 to 14 days, you'll be able to take the tick with you to help your doctor determine which diseases to consider when making a diagnosis. With such prompt treatment, you should be safe. DAVE'S GUN SHOP JeweU Kansas Bay -- Sell -- Tr~le Open by appointment or chance 785-428-3337 Visit us on the web www.davesgunshop.net lic school roughly $234,000 aid. The first meeting of the formed board for the Christian s Tipton, was held June 19. elected were John Ketter, Tim Hollerich, vice Hake, secretary, surer. The Salina Journal letters of incorporation for Christian school Monday at the office of the Secretary of State. The district has made no regarding what to do with the school building in Tipton. tions made are to auction the off, sell it or rent it out. a school board member, costS facility on insurance, keep is $15,000 annually. Willing On June 14, the Workers 4-H club pamcr show and share Senior Village, Concordia. their Bouray, sewing and Bouray, a photo, Jackie McCaela Nelson, crafts, Massey and Cheyenne Nelson,( bud projects. Also Theresa Bouray, Elaine Clark Massey, Christel Nelson and Massey. JoAnna Jensen, Jacki a and Jackie, hel Sharon Jensen, transport residents to and from the Day Parade. After the show and: took part in the parade. The pulled in the trailer, Jackie Anderson, by Dan jensetti C J-7 Gerald gimmer Auction 8 Real Estate East Highway 24 • Beloit, Kan. Tom at une 27-July 4 Stand located East of Ken's Body West High .wy 36 ,an. ETHEL M. CLARK ESTATE \' ,o oo Owner / j. . / Thumrne] Real Estate and Auction II • 7 7 -59 $1/PPORT YOUR1.0’111. IIIII IIIIIIIIIII