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II I I I Office located at 111 E. Main, Mankato, Kansas 66956 Established 1890, Volume 127, Issue I I II SMALL TOkVN PAPERs // 217 W COTA STREET SHELTON WA 98584-2263 / //- Price 50 No. 28 USPS, NO. 274-940 Thursday, July, 14, 2016 / / Early hot weather creates perfect conditions for algae .By Neil Cates, Dogs are more commonly affected most has the appearance of green paint Post Rock Extension District by the algae because of their behaviors spread across the surface. When it comes to ponds in our around water. If you suspect your dog There are a couple of tests that you pastures, we often think about quan- has been in waters containing a blue canperformonyourown.Thosebeing tity. Will I have enough water to get green algae bloom, you will want to the "jar and stick tests." They are rela- my cows through the grazing season? bathe them immediately. Be sure to tively simple t9 conduct and are freeof What we often over look is the quality protect yourself during this process charge. For information on how to of that pond water. Blue green algae is and wear protective gloves. If your dog conduct these tests, contact your local something you should have on your begins exhibiting clinical signs, see extension office, for an instructional radar. Typically, we start seeing blue your veterinarian immediately, handoutorto speak with myself. These green algae blooms during the latter What causes blue green algae? tests will not tell you what kind of part of summer, but our early hot Problems with blue green algae bloom it is or if toxins are present, but weather has created perfect conditions occur only under specific environmen- serves as an indicator to whether blue- for the algae, tal conditions. Hot, dry, calm days green algae are present and if precau- Why should i be concerned about stimulate reproduction of the organ- lions should be taken. Samples can blue green algae? ism, and under normal conditions the also be submitted through our office to Blue green algae can be toxic to algae are homogenously suspended in the Veterinary Diagnostic Lab for a animals and people. Kansas State Uni- the water. When large numbers of al- more accurate determination. There versitiesVeterinaryDiagnostic Lab has gae start to die gas is produced inside are specific collection instructions for already confirmed two cases and an- the cells and the colonies tend to float all tests, so be sure to contact us prior other suspected case of cattle deaths to the pond surface, to coming to the office to submit your related to the algae this summer. The After this even a gentle wind will sample. name blue green algae is misleading concentrate the organisms downwind Once a blue green algae bloom is bocause it is basically a bacteria to form a scum on or just below the suspected, it is best to fence off the (cyanobacteria). Health problems can pond surface. Rain or any disturbance concentrated areas of the pond or the arise when animals come into contact of the water tends to break up the scum whole pond ifthebloom is wide spread. with the various toxins produced by and make poisoning less likely. Living There are proactive and reactive mea- the cyanobacteria. The most promi- blue green algae start out as green in sures that can be taken to prevent and nent problem involves a toxin, which color and turn blue after the algae die control blue green algae. However, affects the gastrointestinal tract and and dry on the surface or shoreline, some ofthe control options may create liver. When animals are exposed to Blue green algae are not the type that alternative problems. For more infor- this toxin they may experience vomit- grows in mats of plant material along mation on blue green algae call me at hag or diarrhea. If the exposure is se- shorelines. 785-738-3597. I would be happy to vere it can be lethal and cause liver When picked up it will disperse in assist you ha testing or to discuss the failure. Muscle trimmers and open the water and does not hang together in proactive and reactive measures avail- mouthbreathingareotherclinicalsigns, a stringy mass. The algae bloom al- able. Marvin McDill used his Farmall M tractor to pull one of the hayracks used to prepare for the Jewell County threshing bee. : This weekend, the 39th annual An- tique Farm Machinery Show and Threshing Bee will be held in Mankato. Along with the annual show this year is a free dance for all ages to be held Friday at 7 p.m. at the Mankato Senior Center, with music by Kenny Rhea. The threshing bee and machinery show, sponsored by the Jewell County Historical Society, will be held at the Mankato City Park and on Jewell County Historical Society grounds, located north of the park. Admission to the show for both days is a one time donation of $6 for adults. Children younger that six will be admitted free. All exhibitors are welcome to attend. Registration for exhibitors will be open until parade time Saturday, which is 1:30 p.m. The headquarters for the show will be at the north side of the park, where there will be a tent for exhibitors to register. Plaques are to be awarded to all exhibitors. International Harvester is the make of tractors and equipment chosen by the historical society that will be fea- tured at this year' s show. All models of this brand will be on display on the east side of the park along the south side of West Jefferson Street. All other makes of tractors and machinery will be on display on the north side of West Jefferson Street, on the Jewell County Historical Society grounds. :A 1950 Farmall Model C with two bottom plow has been purchased by the Jewell County Historical Society from Dean Larson; Leonardville, and will be given to the person with the winning ticket after the tractor pull on Sunday. Also being offered will be a drawing for a Farmall Model M pedal tractor spon- sored by Jewell Implement Co. and the Jewell County Historical Society. Saturday and Sunday, the east side of the Mankato City Park will be the location for exhibitions of cars, trucks and motorcycles. All individual ex- hibitors are given free admission and entrants usually start arriving at around belonged to Ray Wildman, Calvin Hancock, flea market; Traveler of the 8 a.m Saturday. Bohnert's grandfather, will have a Flair Aades, Nelson Lopez(,clothing, musi- The Jewell County Historical box behind it. calinstruments, jeCvelry;LoohBoden, Society's Farm History Museums, Io- Also in operation should be the Archeroil;CrossTrainersYouthGroup cated at the north edge of the grounds, blacksmith shop and rope making ma- and SaddleJacks, BBQ, snacks, drinks; will be open for tours both days. chine. Ute Theater, popcorn, ice tea; Wagon Musical entertainment will be held The crosscut saw contest will be Wheel Concessions, sandwiches, once again from the Showmobile in held Saturday only from 10:30 to 11 snacks, drinks. the Park. Country JeweUs, a local band a.m. The noon meal Saturday and Sun- from the Jewell area, will be perform- An antique tractor pull is held each day at the south shelter house in the ing from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Jennifer day after the parade along N.City Park will be prepared and served Adolph, Beloit, will be on stage from McRoberts Street. Many tractor pulis from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. by St. Theresa's 11 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. and will sing a lot aredistancepulls, butthe JewellCounty Catholic Church. On the menu for Sat- of Patsy Cline songs. Bellingham Bob Historical Society pull is a pressure urday will be a roast beef meal, roast Fitzsimmons will perform from 11:30 pull and each tractor is allowed one beef sandwich or sloppy joes, scal- a.m. to noon, followed by the reenact- pull per class entered. Monetary prizes loped potatoes, hot vegetables, fruit, merit of Abe Lincoln by Steve Bums are awarded for first, second and third chips and drink. Sunday's menu will from noon to about 12:45 p.m. placesineachclass.Thiseventisspon- consist of a pork chop meal, roastbeef For the third year in a row, Tom sored by Farm Bureau Financial Ser- sandwich or sloppy joes served with Zimmer, Choctaw, Okla., will be the vices (Vycke K. Garman). the same sides as Saturday. featured chainsaw artist in attendance. The kiddie pedal pull will once again Dinner Saturday evening will be Throughout both days Zimmer will be be held Saturday only and is being catered, with serving starting at 5:30 demonstratingthe art ofchainsaw carv- sponsored by the Jewell County Farm p.m. ha the park. The menu will be a ing located in the central east part of Bureau. pulledporksandwieh, smokedchicken the Historical Society property. With Bruce Fedde, Oklahoma, will be sandwich, bakedbeans, chips and drink. more than 18 years of experience, demonstrating horseshoeing Saturday. Saturday only there will be a Ziinmer continues to create diverse A youth pedal pull will be held Satur- Mankato volunteer firemen's beer artwork featuring influences from the day and is sponsored by Jewell County garden that will be in Operation from east cost, western and Native Ameri- Farm Bureau.. Also for the younger noontomidnight.Proceedsraisedfrom cans. An auction will be held daily at 1 generation there will be a corn tank this fundraiser will be used by the p.m. of the carvings he has created, sponsored by State Exchange Bank, a firemen for personal needs, such as Exhibits in operation will be steam washer hunt sponsored by Ackerman apparelneededandifradiosareneeded engines, threshing machines, saw mill, Supply, Carrico Implement, Farmway as well as the Christmas meeting. Baker fan, hand crank grain mill. The Credit Union and Jewell Implement. There will be free swimming all saw mill will be working both days. Several flea markets and craft day Saturday, sponsored by the Come over and watch the iron monster booths will be located down in the City Mankato Chamber of Commerce. Sat- steam engines work. Threshing will Park.Vendorsslatedtobeonhandare: urdaynight, MankatoChamberisspon- take place both days. Klos Kreations, wooden boxes, cro- soring a free dance with the band, Addedto the listofantiquemachin- chet items, glassware, home decor; "Free Beer and Chicken." ery in operation this year will be a com Dianna Henry Wisdon of the Corn, Sundaymoming, 7to9a.m. inthe shelling machine. Stan Colson will education andsalesofbooksandcards; Historical Society building located operate his antique corn shelling ma- Cassie Wagoner, jams, bread, wood north of the Park, a free will offering chine. The corn was picked last fall signs, aprons; Shannon Whipple, breakfastwillbeservedbytheLutheran and has been in storage at the Calvin wreaths, crafts; Summer Sno Cones Church youth group. Served will be Bohnert farm. Two Flair box wagons, (Dawna Phillips) snow cones, frozen pancakes, eggs, sausage, bacon, coffee owned by Calvin Bohnert, were used cheese cake pops; Vic Bargen, farm and juice. to pick the com and will be used at the collectibles, antiques, toys; Bilbo's Sunday morning worship will be threshing bee. One of the wagons was Package Deal (Lizzie Cox), Etsy shop, held at 9 a.m. with Kerma Cmuse, bought from local farmer Milo handcrafted goods;HaleyThompson, guest speaker, and music by Matousek. A Farmall C tractor that KEEP Collective Jewelry; MikeBellingham Bob Fitzsimmons. lose present for the Ost Furniture and Cabinetry ribbon curing were (back row, from left) Mike Wilkison, Dick Burns, James Berry, Tom Roane, Ken Walker, Phyllis Christie, Brian Shulda, Kevin Ost, Don Koester, Judy Ost, Freddie Murphy, Megan Murphy, Keith Roe and Ann Ost; (front row) Nita Burns, Bethany Roe, Dennis Nelson, Jason Ortman, Parker Murphy and Jenny Russell (holding Alyssa). New store opens its doors in Mankato Friday the windows to the historic limestone building located at 106 N. Commercial Street, Mankato, were uncovered and the doors opened for entrance into a new business, Ost Fur- niture and Cabinetry owned by Nikki and Kevin Ost and their daughter, Meili. "We bought the building the first part of May of this year and shortly after that we put cloth up to all the windows as we started our changes on the inside," said Kevin. "So we have been anxious to be able to take down the covers on the windows so we could actually see how things were looking." "Meili, who will be in first grade at Rock Hills Elementary, was excited about us buying the building. She Nikki Ost, Meili Ost, Monica Walker, thought we were going to have a big end tables and cottee tables. pickle factory. She loves pickles. She "Ultimately the custom work is our has done really well with this new goal. Once I get caught up on the changetoourlives. She has proclaimed custom orders I now have, I will take herself as the manager and administra- orders on anything including custom tor of the business," said Nikki. cabinetry. It doesn't just have to be Everything looks warm, bright, furniture," said Kevin. calm. Paint has been applied to the Last fall when this building beceme south wall of the front showroom. Barn available, Kevin and Nikki decided it siding was placed on the bottom half of was time for them to start looking for the whole north wall in the showroom somewhere bigger for Kevin to take and the top half has been covered with care of his custom orders. a tin looking material. Walls have been "Our garage just wasn't big enough. removed, changed and rebuilt. What I was being contacted to custom con- was the far east showroom for the struct several things and didn't have previous furniture store is now Kevin's the room to set up my equipment and personal custom building room, with then still have the work area to corn- barn doors to close off the area from plete the things customers wanted to the rest of the showrooms, order. I was outgrowing the space," One of the biggest undertakings for said Kevin. Kevin and Nikki was replacing some of the wooden floors and then sanding, staining, and sealing all the floors 6 Th garage just throughout the building, e "We rented a big floor sander from the lumberyard in Superior and used wasn't big enough; We were five different grits of sandpaper on the outgrowing the space. floors before we were ready to stain and seal them," said Kevin At the present time, there are eight complete living rooms set up in the Both Kevin and Nikki are teachers front showroom. The displays include ha the USD 107 school district. Kevin, loveseats, recliners, coffee tables, end in his lgth year as an industrial arts tables complete with lamps, and floral teacher. Nikki is in her 20th year of decorations. Some have a comer see- teaching. Most of the years she has tional, been at the elementary level. This year Also on display are recliners, lift she is teaching 5th grade language arts chairs and mattresses, and social studies, and K-5 teehnol- Featured inside the store are home- ogy. made cutting boards designed and made At the present time, the store hours by Kevin. Cross wood designs made will be Monday through Friday 9 a.m. by Leah Garman include Mosaic. Even- to 5:30 p.m. and Saturdays from 9 a.m. tually there will be more things made to 3 p.m. They are undecided what by Leah. Flower arrangements are their hours will be after school starts. made by Loretta Struik. Signs are ere- The store will definitely be open after ated and made by Kristin Minkler. school, and by appointment, and will Also on display are Rada knives, be open Saturdays. Nikki wants to add more of the "We are excited with the opportu- crafts and Kevin will be making pieces nity in front of us. We believe this is of dining room andbedroom furniture, something the area needs," said Kevin.