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y located at 111 E. Main, Mankato, Kansas 66956 /J Established 1890, Volume 113, Issue No. 27 USPS, NO. 274-940 Thursday, July 17, 2003 tied Cross urges giving lood Wednesday Red Cross blood drive is in /, 9 a.m. to 2p.m., High School. will become part of !003. All eligible donors are needed Call 1-800- LIFE (1-800-448-3543) to an appointment. All blood axe needed, especially O-nega- O-positive. to this public health Cross has launched one initiatives in its 54 year County will join citizens in the nation's blood supply by reach three mil- donations nation- Save A Life Tour 2003 is a de educational ini- ages we continue to see year after year, we are challenging Jewell County citi- zens to give blood during the upcom- ing blood drive. If we all become regular blood donors, we might be able to get on a path toward ending blood shortages," Head said. "This would mean a safe and steady supply is avail- able at all times for all hospital patients in need. We are hoping to have at least 84 at the Mankato Red Cross blood drive." In the Red Cross Central Plains Region alone, which spans Kansas and Northern Oklahoma, 500 blood do- nors are needed every day to help pa- tients in more than 100 area hospitals. One pint of blood can help save as many as three lives. The results of the entire Save A Life Tour 2003 initiative are being tracked nationally. This effort began May 19 and will culminate the end of Novem- to the periodic blood short- bey in Washington. D.C. unty towns get money firefighters fund ~: 11 County Fire Departments TheFimfightersReliefFundisgen- ~E agtified recently of distribution crated by a two percent tax on fire and ~ t~ds from the Firefighters Relief lightning insurance premiums paid in Kansas for the previous calendar year. ~, ording to Sandy Praeger, Ken- Money from the Fii'efighters Relief l"sttrance Commissioner, alioca- Fund supports the families and 7 ~e~ABurrOak,$1,584.81;Esbon' firefighters who are injured, disabled ~:54; Formosa, $1,999.79; Jew- or killed on the job. -~ ! 2 Ry, $2,919.67; Mankato, This fund includes an educational = 111.37; and Randall, $2,802.72. component that helps provide impor- . ~. ~ ~. tant training programs, which in turn translates into better service to every -$ Ight swim set Kansan. Thisyearmorethan$225,000 ltriday, 9:30 p.m. has been allotted to the Kansas State Shane Britt and Kendra Elledge, Jewell County 4-H King and Queen 2002, Firefighters' Association and is ear- werenameddudnglastyear'sJewellCountyFair.Theysharetheirexperiences ' ~ ~ ~i~ Mankato City Swimming Pool marked specifically for educational as 4-H members in the story on page 6B. The 2003 king and quean will be ~ o ~l~location for the second Midnight purposes and research on fire preven- crowned at this year's fair Saturday night after the 4-H Fashion Revue at the ~ ~1~2003 Friday night at 9:30. tion and extinguishments, showmobile in Mankato City Park. o,~ ~][~SWim, o~n to all ages, endsat. -- Commissioners approve ~.~ight Pool passes will not be hen- ~ \ e wi o~l~.~ il be games, pnzes and ~ ~Flinn, D.J., will provide music.~ttoCity SwimmingPool.~n~re inYormadon contact the purchase of updated radios Jewell County Commissioners a.p- Wanda Backstrom, court services, cussed the statue that requires survey P~Qpsy reveals proved the Jewell County Shenff presented for approval the Dec Adult reports be reviewed by an engineer Department s purchase of new radios Community Correction Budget for before it is filed in the registerofdeeds at lakefr0m and interfacing 911 equipment when FY04. The FY04 allocation will be office. Miller suggested having John :]~ ~['al causes they met in regular session Monday. $97,876 state grant dollars. Commis- Cashatt come visit about the process. The cost is $670. sioners agreed to sign this budget. The commissioners agreed to have ~-, ~,~gf~a death"~- !he of Don Cart, whose body Cashatt come. Miller provided copies ment is having trouble with a lot of skip Settle and Edgerle for assistance with of letters that he had written on behalf ~,~ ~eUnd in Lovewell Lake July 9, Sheriff Kim Ost stated the depart- AnengagementletterfromBartlett, j ~tae result of a massive heart at- ~eording to an autopsy reported on the radio system as well as other the 2004 coumy budget was signed of the board of commissioners. radio traffic covering what is being and approved. Don Snyder, EMP director, re- ~g'ell County Sheriff's Depart- transn~tted to them.Ost reported there Jim Foster, general superintendent, viewed grant funds available from the discussed equipment needs, flood re- homeland security assessment funds. i~ at Republic County at a cost of $30 pairs, patching and other maintenance. He also reviewed three different 911 dollars a day per prisoner. He stated that he needed to hire one maps. rth~nl a routine fishing excursion. Shannon Meier. Jeweli County more truck driver. The commissioners reviewed the h,:ften took his boat out in the EMS Director, reported 34 ambulance A joint meeting with Republic DistrictCourtbudgetwithLisaNelson, ~rtg, fishing as the boat floated runs for the month of June. $15,746 CountyCommissionersandotheroffi- clerk of district court. ~ss the lake ~ Jewell'County Sheriff's De- has been billed out and had $17,36 cials was held. The group discussed Commissionerspresentatthemeet- received on account for June. Meier budgets and ways toreducecosts. They ing were Frank Langer, Stanley Colson ~O ~twascalledtoinvestigatewhen reported for the first six months of also discussed flood daznage. Repub- and Doyle Alcom. ~not returned at the usual time. 2003, his department has billed out lic County reported $1.4 million in ,.,~., ~ s boat, with his dog on board, ,~ ":~rf~Und along the north shore near $95,694 and had receipts of $69,713 damages to roads and bridges, but they Vet rap visits next week He asked about looking into a program are probably not going to meet the Russell A. Sharff. Disabled Veter- ,~r-abin area. criteria for assistance, ans Outreach Program Representative, ::~t A~immediate investigation fo- to reduce the bill for those noninsured ~on the lake bottom as drowning that would meet low income guide- Followingthejointmeeting, county will be in Mankato at the Courthouse, lines, clerk Carla Waugh, asked about 911 July 23.9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m., to work pected. Shortly before noon .~sas Highway Patrol fixed wing Tom Job, KCAMP Administrator, maps. She reported she has had re- with all veterans seeking employment ~, located the body in the water delivered the 2003 policy manual and quests for the maps since the road in the public or private sector. i t )he south side of the lake, fishing a check for the motor grader loss. He numbers are being used to dispatch fire ' ~tangled in the hands, discussedinsurancepremiumsfor2004 calls. Mankato City utility report Mary Powell, register of deeds, and Disconnects: Melissa Durant, 118 t~11 rescue was conducted by Ken- with a possible increase from 7 to 15 ~Vildlife and Parks, Kansas High- percent. County Attorney Darrell Miller, dis- S. East, Alan Guzik, 705 N. High. ~:~k~trl'SearchandSescueDgs' " e " makes r"~''~lhRescueSquaddiversandtheWhzte Rock dzstrw t ! ~ ~11 County Sheriffs Department i ~'l~ bituaryfllws:'~'--L - plans for 2003 2004 year ;- ;.: ~ t~art, 72, died last Tuesday Lake. He was born Feb. ': g, ~i~ii~~ t, at Kansas City, the son of ! ~ r~/k~d Gladys (Hubbard) Cart. He ~, ~[1~ from Almena High School Lorie Yelken was elected to rema'n Therese Frost; out-of district transpcl - will be accepted on the equipment. as president of White Rock School tationrequests(9);USDofficialpubli- . A chahge in the district calendar I ~ ;~Wked for the state as a heavy Board, at Monday night s meeting in cation-Jewell County Record; annual was discussl~,d. It wasdecided to adopt ff ~'~nt operator. At age 25 he be- Burr Oak. Ray Mizner was voted to waiver of GAAP(General Accepted thiscalendarl~,iththefirstdayofschool i'~' ~king in the automotive parts [ ~ ~. ,, serve as the board s vice-president. Accounting Practices); adopt 116 hour being Aug. 18~for students, instead of L ~ "~,tnaxriedAllyneO'LearyonOct. " Board members present were Lesa calendar; rescind policy statement; dis- the former cai~ndar starting date as l~-~,,atNorton.TheylivedinNorton Peroutek, Jim Reed, Wanda Frasier, trict homeless contact-Walker Aug. 13. The l~st day of school will remain the same, M~y 25. Sports prac- ,,~ Jhl~- short while before moving to tice will begin Aug.~!8. Walker reported thf projected en- rollment as 138 which,';,xup from last year's projected enrollm~mt of 135. ~Ito manage an automotive parts I~,m 1961 they moved to Concor- ~ ~aere he became manager of L. J. ~. ~AutoParts, laterknown asCar ~ ti~._L~., Big A Auto Parts and cur- ~ ~ ~2~.,quest Auto Parts. He retired $ ~ I~ tU years ago. He served in the ., ~tteserves for 16 years as a staff ~'~ ~t. He was a former mayor of ~ l~,m~a and also served on the city ~I~SSion. He was a member of ~ Lodge, Elks L~lge and Con- " II~tl2Ountrv Club l~ ~vors include a daughter, Mrs. ~" ~ ~'~ad~nreau (Lyndell),Webber; ~ llt~.Oclaey CaR, Concordia; five ~ l~iidren; and threegreat-grand- o~i: ll~?~ preceded in death by his ~ l[t~.'~t~ ~.ne; arents; and a brother, ~.~ i~.. L'art.p ~' ~ ~It~?ces were held at Chaput-Buoy _,, ~g~ Ehapel;Concordia, Saturday. ~ ~, John Stat.officiated. Burial ~.~ ~ Pleasant HillCemetery, Con- Ray Mimer, Lorie Yelken, and Ken German. Others present were Theresa Frost, clerk, Superintendent Bill Walker, Gary Turner and Gloria Garman-Schlaefli. Routine business was conducted. The consent agenda was approved: adopt compliance service with SHESC; Fiscal Depository-Guaranty State Bank and Trust; USD attendance officer- Walker; free and reduced meal appli- cations-Walker; free and reduced meal application headngofficer-board presi- dent; USD attorney-Dana Brewer; USD audit firm-Mapes and Miller; early payment request POlicy(K.S.A. 12-105b); mileage rate-33 cents per mile; petty cash amount-district office $1,000, high school $1,000, middle school $500; lunch and breakfast ~lil'.ces-K-5 $1.00 and 60 cents, 6-12 25 and 75 cents, and adult $1.75. and $1.25 (unchanged from last year); USD acting clerk-Sue Tucker; student fees- KS 15,1-5 $22.50,6-8 $25, and 9- 12 $30 (unchanged from last year); USD treasurer-LaNeta Smith; federal program director-Walker; NFSP paRicipation(National Food Program); KPERS designated agent-Therese Frost; freedom of information officer- Gary Turner, representing the teach- ers. told the board the negotiations went well. Walker reported the bus bids were being accepted and an ad will run for the second week in the newspaper. The new playground equipment is in- stalled in both locations and the wood chips have arrived and will be placed under the equipment. Mankato School District has in- vited the other districts in the county to attend an inservice there Aug. 1, as a special speaker will be providing the program. Rick Warneking will be doing some spraying for the district at a cost of $50 The budget was reviewed for the com- ing school year and a budget hearing is prior to the August schoolboard meet- ing ;it 7:30 p.m. at Esbon. Discussion followed on a request for purchase of the area where the older playground equipment is located, which would include the equipment. It was thought that this request was made so that the equipment could remain in the same location. It was decided to stay with the board's original decision and have the equipment removed be- cause of insurance purposes, and bids After an excutive session, negoti- ated agreement for 2003-04.was signed by Turner and Yelken. The agreement added $700 outside salary schedule; three less contact-contract days; a step added at the bottom of each column of the salary schedule. Lesa Peroutek was appointed board representative for NCKESC; Ken German was appointed as board repre- sentative for site council and Jim Reed was appointed as KASB respresentative. Peroutek reported on the Jewell County Resource Council's fund rais- ing project and reminded about the community calendar. It was reported that someone volunteered to fund the former KBI person, who has been pre- senting programs in the county on moth labs, to speak to students. It was de- cided that this was a good idea and possibly a program could be pre~tented. After another executive session was held, no decision on this matter was made and the meeting closed. ~ ~I~Y messages to the may 1 editor , o l~h,-'fressed to: ['Welt@alltel.com Fair 'buzzes' into action with 'Busy as Bee' theme The Jeweil County Fair, featuring the theme, "Busy as a Bee in 2003," begins today (Thursday) and runs through Wednesday, July 23. 4-H exhibits are being judged today at the Mankato High School from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. Exhibits include arts, crafts, photography, clothing, fashion revue, club officer banners and books, pets, pet show and tell and foods inter- views. The global conference will be held and the 4-H King and Queen candi- dates will be interviewed. The 4-H food exhibit bake sale will be held and judging contests conducted in ento- mology, life skills, horticulture and photography. Quilts judged in high school A new location for the open class quilt judging is at tke high school com- mons area at 1 p.m. and the public is invited to view the quilt judging. Check in time for the quilts is 11:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. Revue, crowning at park Saturday A new feature this year for the fair schedule is the 4-H Fashion Revue and crowning of the 4-H King and Queen during the 26th Annual Jewell County Threshing Bee and Antique Farm Ma- chinery Show at the Mankato City Park Saturday at 4 p.m. on the showmobile. Sunday at the fairgrounds, the 4-H, open class and FFA horse show will take place at 12:30 p.m. From 6 to 9 p.m. is check-in time for animals. Monday fair activities include the check-in of 4-H, Scouts and open class exhibits from at 7:30 a.m. to 9 a.m. at the fairgrounds. At 8:30 a.m. judging begins for 4-H and 9:15 a.m. for the open class. The open class food ex- hibit bake sale is from 9:30 to 11 a.m. From 2 to 8 p.m. is the No. 1 photography judging contest and at 6 p.m. is the dairy, bucket calf and beef shows. Tuesday the Rabbit Show is at 7:45 a.m.; poultry show at 8:15 a.m. and swine show at 8:30 a.m. Continuing into the afternoon, the goat and sheep show and the No 2 photography judg- ing contest. Meal served Tuesday at 5 p.m. A catered meal is served from 5 to 7 p.m at the 4-H food stand. Tickets may be purchased at the banks itt Jew- ell County and in Courtland. After supper is the annual local talent show on the showmobile sched- uled to begin at 6 p.m. The catch-an- animal contest, small animal barn. trac- tor driving contest, pedal tractor pull, and horseback rides will be conducted throughout the evening Tuesday. The final day of the fair if Thurs- day, beginning with the dog show, 8:30 a.m. and the livestock judging contest at 9 a.m. From noon to 2:30 p.m. is the "fun swim" at Mankato City Pool. Premium sale is Thursday The Round Robin Showmanship Contest begins at 4 p.m. and at 6 p.m. is the presentation of [iwards. The livestock premium sale is at 8 p.m. The fair food stand is open at 7 a.m. each morning. Plate meals will be served along with beverages, snacks, pie and ice cream. A new food item this year is funnel cakes, fried each evening by 4-H Junior Leaders. The popular feature, the National Guard climbing wall is available again this year. The fair coloring contest in progress and entries and fair booster member- ships are all available at the Jeweli County Extension Office, Mankato. Threshing bee, machinery show is Saturday, Sunday The 26th Aonual Jewell County Antique Farm Machinery Show and Threshing Bee will be held in Man- kate, Saturday and Sunday at the city park, Mankate. This year's event features Massey Harris tractors and equipment. A 1948 Massey Harris Standard 44, will be gwen away at 4:30 p.m. Sunday, along with a Massey Ferguson Pedal Trac- tor. To kick-off the event will be a Fun Run, 7:30 a.m., Saturday. Registration will begin at 6:45 a.m. There will be a one mile kids run, one mile walk and a three mile run. Dab Warne and her family are in charge of this event. T- Shirts will be given to those that pry- register. At 8 a.m., both days the demonstra- tions and threshing begin on the Jewell County Historical Society grounds,just north of the park. At 9:30 a.m. Satur- day there is a dance class performance by students of Sasha Roe and Jenna Bleecker. A parade will be held in the park, both afternoons beginning at 1:30 p.m. Bob Underwood is parade announcer. After the parade there will be antique tractor pulls for cash prizes. Lloyd Johnson is in charge of these tractor pulls. A "double tree" pull will also be held. There will also be pedal tractor pulls both days after the parade. The Carl Waugh and Larry Ost families are in charge of the pedal tractor pulls. The first and second places in each category can participate in the state fair pull. Lloyd's Sinclair sponsors the pedal tractor pull. Demonstrations include the baker fan, horse powered grin~ing, plowing and sorghum press. There will be a demonstration of steam lumber mill- ing. Wheat weaving will be done by Diane Gardner. A new saw will be used at the lum- ber mill. Wheat threshing will be dem- onstrated. The restored Gerrmann- Gilliam old-time blacksmith shop will be filled with action by the Larry Neilson family of Mount Ridge, show- inz blacksmithing skills. For children's entertainment there will be the kids barrell train to provide rides and a new feature will be crafts for children in one of the sbelter houses in the park with Freddie Murphy and Maxine Switzer in charge. A treasure tank will allow the children to hunt for coins among the corn and Andy Peterson is in charge of this annual event. Joe and Veronica Colson will serve food in the main shelter house and in the county historical society building. Other food booths will be provided, including the Masons serving the K- State Ice Cream and other ice cream treats. Funnel cakes and snow cones will be served. A garden tractor pull is at ! ! a.m. and will be hosted by Bill and Peggy Anderson, Superior. The Smith Family Band will pro- vide music on the showmobile both days. Saturday night the Mankato Retailers will be sponsoring supper music at 7 p.m., by the Smith Family and will also sponsor a dance with Brenda Flinn, D.J.. at 9 p.m. A" flea market and crafts will be stationed in boothes throughout the park. Pat Alcorn is in charge of these boothes. A new event this year will be the ladies skillet toss at 11 a.m. both days, followed by a tennis shoe throw for the children. Sally Rowe, Peggy Ander- son and Chandra Wagner are in charge of these two events. The cross cut saw contest will be held, with Harold Shoe- maker in charge. Another new event will be a horse shoe pitching contest and anyone wanting to participate may contact Richard Russell. There is an antique car display and Paul Garst is in charge of this. The antique tractor and farm machinery will also be on display. A free breakfast for all exhibitors and vendors will be served each day. Saturday at 4 p.m. the Jewell County 4- H Fashion Revue will be held on the showmobile. The 4-H 2003 King and Queen will be announced and the crow- ing ceremony will take place. A new Massey Ferguson Tractor, courtesy ofC & D Service Center, Inc., Red Cloud, will be on display. The Mankato Volunteer Fire De- partment will be holding a barbecue supper Saturday night and will host a beer garden. Sundays, worship service is in the park is at 9 a.m., with the message provided by Dan Dempsey and music by local talent. This annual event is sponsored by the Jewell County Historical Society. USD 278 board considers bonds to finance building repairs Mike Liggett was reelected presi- dentofUSD 278 Board of Education at the regular board meeting recently. Nell Beaker will serve as vice presi- dent. Li.ggett welcomed Allen Walter, new juntor-senior high principal, to USD 278. Tracy Walker and Steve Little, new board members, were also acknowledged. H. Dean Schultz, superintendent, on the examination by the structural engineer and the clear report on the junior-senior high building. The evalu- ation was done in conjunction with the need for roof repair and reconstruc- tion. A bond issue for the cost of roof repair and reconstruction on the three buildings throughout the district was discussed. It was the general consen- sus of the board to go forward with the bond issue. Approximately $150,000 will be expended from Capital Outlay for a portion of the cost and additional funding of $350,00 will need to be funded by a bond. Schultz will contact Steve Shogren to make him aware of this development.. The Jewell County Educational Cooperative Council was discussed. It was the consensus of the board to con- tinue to keep the lines of communica- tion open between the three districts. The board appointed Mike Liggett and Mankato Weather. Bill Wood, observer Tuesday, July 8 96 68 Wednesday, July 9 90 69 Thursday, July 10 92 61 Friday, July 1 i 91 64 Saturday, July 12 86 59 Sunday, July 13 92 62 Monday, July 14 104 62 Nell Backer to serve on this commit- tee. Liggett will contact the board presidents of USD 104 and USD 279. Schultz discussed these additional items with the Board: Renting of the district's handi- capped accessible bus to Pike Valley during the next school year as they need it. ITV Consortium contract with Southern Cloud and Jewell has been put in the hands of each district's prin- cipal. There is not a contract at this time to review. USD 278 will not pursue having Russian students this year. Scott Brown was present at the meeting and asked to use funds gener- ated by a 4-on-4 basketball tourna- ment held in the old gym in the Admin- istration Office to install ba~eth!~ll goals on the south half of the. e '~i~ing tennis court at the junior-high sclibol. The understanding would be that ten- nis would take preeed~e, aee and the ex- isting nets would remain in place. Brown also suggested that funds remaining after paying for the cost of the goals and metal supplies would be left with the district to use for neces- sary repair as needed. Principal Walter suggested a guideline for conduct and use of the courts be posted. The State Exchange Bank was ap- proved as the official depository for District Funds with an interest rate of 2.05 percent. The active accounts cur- rently at Central National Bank (EW account for payroll taxes and KPERS) will remain there Other items approved for the com- ing school year are listed: Lynette Banley, clerk of the board; Debra K. Boyles, treasurer; Darrell Millet, school attorney; Jewell County Record, offi- cial newspaper; 1,116 hour calendar; junior-senior high activities handbook; classified handbook; junior-senior high faculty and student handbooks; milk bid from Roberts Dairy; Smoky Hill Education Service CenterEnvironmen- tel Compliance Agreement contract at an annual rate of $1,000; a contract with Jewell County Health Department for school health services; student ac- cident insurance policy with a renewal fee of $9,529.27; hours for the classi- fied employees; list of items presented as surplus property and dispose of them in the best way for the district; out of district attendance and transportation reouest from JessicaThompson for her oh" {ldren to attend USD 1~03, The elementary principal salary and the superintendent salary for 2003-04 school year were tabled until the Au- gust meeting City wide garage sale set for Aug. 2 It's time to clean out those closets, attics and garages and make plans to participate in the annual Mankato City Wide Garage Sale, Saturday, Aug, 2. Participants set the time and place and the Jewell County Record and News will do the rest. The deadline to turn in information to the Jewell County Record office, Mankato, is Friday, July 25. The sale must be registered and added to the list at the Jewell County Record office so that the sales can be listed together in the newspaper, along with a city wide map. Last year 26 participated in the sale and it was termed as a success by those that took part.