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Office located at 111 E. Main, Mankato, Kansas 66956 Established II 1890, Volume 127, I Issue No. 30 USPS, NO. f Price 50 274-940 Thursday, July 28, 2016 TheJewellCountyBoardmetMon- working on 1/6 reinspection,the county health officer agreement daywithcommissionersSteveGreene, Angela Murray said she has been with Andy Walker, M.D. Dwight Frost and Mark Fleming working on the year end grants. She Marilou Becker, deputy county ap- present. Carla Waugh, county clerk, said next week the immunization state praiser, discussed ag review mailers to was also present, survey will be here. update the Orion system. Marilou said Minutes of the July 18 and July 21 Jenae Ryan said July is fair month Anna Porter, department of revenue, commissioners meetings were ap- for the district. She has been helping was here one day to go over things that proved, with other county fairs and several need to be done. The following were present for of- horticulture questions. The extension Don Jacobs, sheriff, said he plans to flee head meeting: Chris Petet, custo- office will have some short hours this attend the Regional Homeland Secu- dian; Joel Elkins, general superinten- week because staff will be assisting rity Council meeting. He requested dent; Anna Standley, register of deeds; with other county fairs, permission to get a sign made to place Angela Murray, health nurse; Don Don Jacobs said they star ed in- outside the sheriff's office with their Jacobs, sheriff; Marilou Becker, deputy stalling the new 911 this week. He said information. He discussed operations. county appraiser; Jenae Ryan, district they will test the security alert system Casey Fraser, Foley Equipment, extension agent; Gail Bartley, noxious at 8:35 Wednesday. stopped by to visit with the commis- weed director, emergency prepared- Carla Waugh said Aug. 2 is the sioners and Joel Elkins. nessdirectorand911coordinator.The primary election and requested the JoelElkins, generalsuperintendent, following were absent: Travis Garst, Courthouse back parking lot be re- reported on road and bridge mainte- solid waste director; Shannon Meier, served for voter parking. She said her nance. The commissioners reported ambulance director; and Brenda office has been busy preparing for the road concerns. Eakins, treasurer, election and working on budgets. The commissioners received a let- Joel Elkins said they have been The commissioners said they terfromDavidHarper, directorofprop- busy haulingrock and also working on worked with the auditor last week on erty valuation, stating the final results dirt projects, the 2017 county budget, of the 2015 real estate appraisal and Gail Bartley said he plans to attend Steve Greene said he went to the sales ratio study for the Jewell County theRegional Homeland SecurityCoun- Economic Development Committee appraiser has met the statistical perfor- oil meeting in Beloit Tuesday. He at- meeting, Juvenile Detention Center mance standards established for both tended the Local Emergency Planning meeting and also provided a welcome the commercial-industrial and residen- Conference last week. Gail has been at the Area on Aging meeting at tial classes of property. spraying road sides, weather permit- Mankato. This concluded office head The commissioners adopt Resolu- ting, meetings, tion 16-04, voiding certain outdated Marilou Becker saidtheyhave been Angela Murray, health nurse, had checks drawnon the accounts of Jewell working new construction and ag re- Andy Walker's agreement as health County dated from Dec. 10, 2007, view. She said that Darla has been officer. The commissioners approved through May 19, 2014. KDWPT revokes decision to allow 'guided hunting' At its June 23 meeting in Fort Scott, the Kansas Wildlife, Parks and Tour- Oren Underwood drives his FarmaU M in the Jewell County Threshing Bee parade. The North Central Flint Hills Area Agency on Aging held their board meeting at the Mankato Senior Center Tuesday, July 19. Steve Greene, Jewell, president of the Jewell County Corn- ism Commission voted to revoke regu- lationKSA l15-8-24, whichallowed And more Jewell Co. Memories commercial guiding ofhnnters on lands owned and managed by the depart- July 3, 1896 try marketed eight bushels of black missioners, and Don Koester, mayor of Mankato, welcomed the group. ment. p p rries and 12 bushels of straw- There were 18 counties represented: A Greenleafman lantedadead rat ras be The regulation also required guides head down in a posty pot, training its berries. Chase, Clay, CloUd, Dickinson, to acquire a free permit specific to the taft" up to an artistic' wooden support. Mitt Bartholomew had 15 acres of wildlife area they guided On. He then took the thing home and pre: c0m standing more than'6 feet higE Ellsworth, Geary, T q ll, Lincoln, Theissueofcommerctalguidingof sented it to his wife, telling her it was LewGrimmhadbeenheipingPost- Lyon, Marion, l itchell, Morris, Ot- tawa, Pottawatomie, Republic, Riley, hunters on public land had been dis- a Chinese" cactus, very rare. She wa- master Hersch with his first quarterly Saline and Wabaunsee. There are two cussed at two previous public commis- tered it for three days and when nary a report at Omio. sion meetings. In addition to hunters bud started, concluded to transplant it The railroad repeatedly promised members from each county. The Mankato Chamber of Corn- whoexpressedtheir opposition to com- to a larger pot. Then that base deceiver mercial guiding on public land at the of a husband found it advisable to visit another part of town. W. H. Partch was in miserable health being entirely unfitted for work and suffering much pain. Claud Reed bought a bottle of cough meetings, all commissioners had been contacted outside of the meetings by hunters reporting conflicts with guid- ing activities while hunting on public land. to drive down a well at the Jewell Stockyards which it did not do so George Baker did it. When 500 miles out at sea, Henry Ward Beecher sent a message back to New York by carder pigeon. John VanDeventerpurchased a half- remedy for his little three-year-old, interest in the Mankato Monitor. The result of this revocation means that commercial guiding of hunters is The little fellow liked it and when no not allowed on lands owned or leased one was noticing, he got the bottle and Wm. Gaston was out driving when his horse spooked at the sight of an by the Kansas Department of Wildlife, drank it all. Parks and Tourism, including federal Cattle were said to be scarcer in auto and threw Mr. Gaston out. The lands the department leases around July, 1896, than ever before in Jewell wagon was not badly damaged. Mrs. Gason gave her husband credit for later federal reservoirs and walk-in hunting County. access areas. This change does not The Adventists pulled down their that day selling the horse and buying a impact commercial fishing guides op- tent. Too much else going on perhaps motor car that was warranted not to crating on federally-owned reservoirs, for people to attend their services, scare at anything. The editor noted, "It : Theaboveinformationwasobtained R.G. Patterson lost a cow from the is getting so horses are too dangerous from Mike Miller, Kansas Department effects of Paris Green which was got- for a retired farmer to monkey with." of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism, Pratt. ten off the potato vines. SomethoughtCityMarshallEzekiel The first roasting ears of the season George ought to take air and hit the Local weather were sold in Jeweii Tuesday. guilty, instead of firing his old blun- : High and low temperatures The railroad repeatedly promised derbuss in to the crowd, which was July 17. .................................... 88 62 to drive down a well at the Jewell neither polite nor legal. July 18 ..................................... 93 70 Stockyards which it did riot do so Don Collie joined a fishing party July 19 ..................................... 93 70 George Baker did it. and went to the Solomon to fish. It was July 20 ..................................... 94 71 When 500 miles out at sea, Henry reported the participants had a big time July21 .................................... 10171 Ward Beecher sent a message back to but no big amount of fish. At a church entertainment in July 22 ..................................... 99 73 New York by carrier pigeon. Wichita a modest little ma,!d mounted July 23 ..................................... 92 73 JohnVanDeventerpurchasedahalf- Keuny Garst, weather observer for interest in the Mankato Monitor news-barelythe platfOrmgot startedt speakbeforeher shepeaCeforgotandit. She started over several times, getting Jewell, reported 1.11 of precipitation for the week. stalled on each attempt. A small boy on the front row saw the trouble and ex- claimed, "She' s killed her engine, she' s killed her engine." Everybody laughed so loud no one could have heard her "piece" anyhow. The Athens township rural high school cleared up all the technical dif- ficulties and it was thought the school- house would soon be built. Readers were advised "Those tail holders for cows while milking may be all right but it is well to look for a place to light. Some of the cows don't pro- pose to stand for it when I0,000 flies are doing their best to get under the cow's hide." E. E. Keyes and bride of Mankato visited in Jewell. 120 Years Ago July 17, 1896 W. C. McClung sold four Ideal Ball and Roller mowers in 1894, twenty in 1895 and was planning to increase that number in 1896. Built with ball and roller bearings the mowers were said to be light running, long lived and simple in construction. Republic County farmers were of- fering to pay Jewell County farmers 16 1/2 cents per bushel for corn. Ferd Zipse's wheat made 27 1/2 bushels per acre and tested 61 pounds per bushel. He sold it at 36 cents per bushel or $9.90 per acre giving him a profit of about $4 per acre in addition to providing considerable employment at fair wages. W. H. Partch had 23 big stacks of heavy wheat put up. It was hoped the_ c am. p meeting Continued to page 3 merce had "goodie" bags featuring the Mankato businesses. The group was served a snack buffet and noon meal provided by the local center under the direction of Abby Elkins, site man- ager, and Irene Frasier, head cook. The group divided into their vari- ous committees: finance, grants and contracts, housing, special projects and advocacy. An hour later, the regular meeting convened. The meeting was led by James R. Beck, chair of the NCFH AAA board of directors. Julie GovertWalter, executive director, was introduced. The various committees had reports they are working on. Every topic is being studied and reported on. A few of the subjects are: funding Jacob Fair. paper. 1-30 Years ?,go Palaski Harford of the Randall coun- Underwood showed the champion market beef at the Jewell County issues, 2017 planning, Friendship County Council on Aging and help Meals task force-budget challenges, define the care, finances, etc. of our home care, Senior Care Act and Older AmericansAct, ADRC Aging andDis- senior citizens. ability Center, Be Well! Stay Well!, Julie Govert Walter, executive di- rector, made some comments. The next marketing initiative, housing, HUDand meeting will be held Tuesday, Nov. TBRA, veterans affairs, discussion of 15. emerging policy issues, OKEP and Foster Grandparents programs, Sun- The Sunflower Fair at the Bicen- flower Fair, senior health insurance, tennial Center, Salina, will be held keynotes, solutions and other subjects. Tuesday, Sept. 20. It is a fun day and Jay Rowh, Beloit, is the region's transportation to Salina can be pro- vided. There are workshops, entertain- Silver Haired Legislature representa- ment, an antique tractor show, ven- tive. In his report, he said there are 2.5 million people in Kansas with 500,000 dors, and a sit down meal at noon. They have silent auctions for all kinds of 60 years of age or older. Please attend your Golden Years Club and Jewell displays. The Kansas producer'saverageage University through 2015. He is widely goals. is 58, indicating there will be a major published in law reviews and agricul- Mykel Taylor is an agricultural bers). Pa)~ment is due at the time of registration. A catered lunch is pro- transferoffarmownershipthroughout tural law publications and conducts economist at K-State Research and vided. There is an ad for the seminar the next 20 years. What is the state of agricultural tax and law seminars across Extension. With an expertise in food elsewhere in this issue. your farm succession plan? the country, safety and consumer demand, grain The seminar is hosted by K-State To help Kansas farmers and ranch- Duane Hund is the director of the marketing, and agricultural land val- Research and Extension's Post Rock ers with the succession process, afarm Farm Analyst Program with K-State ues,Taylorassistsproducerswithfarm District and Growing Jewell County succession planning seminar is sched- Research and Extension's department management, crop marketing, and es- through Entrepreneurship and Youth uled for Tuesday, Aug. 16. The re- of agricultural economics. Recognized timating land values in Kansas. Attraction. Sponsors include the Dane gionaleducationalseminarwillbeheld for his work throughout Kansas and Participants in the farm succession G.HansenFoundation, BohnertWeld- at the Jewell Community Center from nationally, Duane has consulted with planning seminar will gain knowledge ing, Central National Bank, Citizens 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. more than 1,000 Kansas farm families and resources about the steps to keep State Agency, Darrell E. Miller Law Featured presenters include nation- since 1985, facilitating, analyzing and the family farming, rural business suc- Office, Farmway Credit Union, Guar- ally and state recognized experts. Roger McEowen is a director with Clifton- challenging farm families to look at cession planning, strategic financial anty State Bank and Trust, Jewell Larson-Allen and the Kansas Farm the realities they face and discover planning with land and commodity Implement and the State Exchange Bureau professor of agricultural law where they can be most competitive, trends, legal and tax considerations, Bank. and taxation at the Washburn Univer- With an emphasis on human resources and how to leave a legacy through Pre-registration is requested by Aug. sity Law School. He was the Leonard management, detailed financial analy- charitable giving. The seminar will 9. For more information, visit Dolezal Professor in agricultural law sis and conflict resolution, Duane has also include a question and answer www.postrock.ksu.eduorcontactyour and director of the Center for Agricul- assisted many families in improving panel with the experts, local Post Rock Extension District of- Thereis a fee for participation. There fice. tural Law and Taxation at Iowa State communication and defining realistic is a family rate (four or more mem- comes in SincetheJune,2015,MankatoStra- how to most economically redo the million, whichcouldpotentiallyfitinto sues a city more than 100 years old tegic Doing meeting, the Mankato Pool Mankato facility. Through a year of thecity'scurrentsalestaxrevenue. This faces. This includes items such as water Committee has been working at the meetings and extensive research, the option would allow for a new swim- linereplacementandstreetreconstruc- request oftheMankato City Council to committee dreamt big based upon sur- ming pool without increasing current tion. come up with options and ideas for the vey input from Mankato citizens. Origi- city sales or property taxes. It keeps The pool committee has advised aging Mankato Municipal Pool. Out of nally quoted were options for a zero- the current bathhouse as it is, but there Mankato residents who would like to all of the health and wellness ideas that entry pool, wellness center, and indoor is the option for it to be reconfigured at see replacement of the pool considered circulated during that meeting, the pool pool. After consultation with the city a later time by possible volunteer labor in these discussions, to have a conver- project was chosen as the most imme- council and in consideration of pos- and grants. The project may also re- sation with a current Mankato City diate need for the city because, like sible budget constraints, the commit- quire some fundraising efforts for pool Council member or attend Mankato many area pools, it is starting to outlive tee brought a scaled back recommen- amenities such as a slide. No action City Council meetings to stay informed it's expected age. dation to the June 7 meeting of the city was taken on these recommendations about happenings within the City of The committee visited pool facili- council, at this time. Mankato. Members of the council are ties in Beloit and Phillipsburg. They The committee's recommendation The Mankato City Council plansDonald Koester, James Ross, Lyle also talked with two different pool was to replace the current pool shell for strategic planning work to be done Dauner, John Tyler, Chris Klos and contractors and received estimates on with a zero entry pool. This was the in the near future because of some Marvin Loomis. least expensive option, quoted at $1.25 foreseeable deferred maintenance is- Annual state park fun day will be Aug. 8 ball tournament will also be double Other scheduled events include a elimination with an eight team limit. Sandpile Treasure Hunt at the Pioneer Pre-registration for the sand volleyball Day Use area (playground) beginning tournament is through Lovewell Ma- at 11 a.m. and a Rock-Paper-Scissors rina & Grill and should be entered by tournament for 12 noon at the mud Thursday, Aug. 4. volleyball area. State park prepares volleyball court for renewed activities After several years with little use, volleyball were popular activities at the sand volleyball courts at Lovewell the state park. In addition to the current State Park have been refurbished with volleyball courts in the playground the hope they will again be used to host area, there was also a court near the organized games, beach. Several years ago that area was The courts are located just north- adaptedtoprovideahandicappedpark- east of the monument in the park's ing area. playground area. Though their popularity declined, In previous years co-ed softball andContinued to page 3 The 35th annual Lovewell State Park Fun Day will be held Saturday, Aug. 6. This year the event is being sponsored by the park staff. The day's events begin with 5K and 10K Predict Walk and Run events. Registration for the walking and run- ning events begins at 7a.m. at the mud volleyball pit located near Walleye Point. The double elimination Co-ed Mud Volleyball Tournament begins at 10 a.m. Again this year the number of teams will be limited to eight. Pre- registration for the mud volleyball tour- nament is requested at the Lovewell State Park Office by Thursday, Aug. 4. As an added event this year, Lovewell Marina will sponsor a Sand Volleyball Tournament at the Pioneer area of the state park. The sand volley- KDOT announces approved July bids The Kansas Department of Trans- portation announces approved bids for state highway construction and main- tenance projects in Kansas. The letting took place July 20 in Topeka. Some of the bids may include multiple projects that have been bundled based on prox- imity and type of work. District Two (North Central) - U.S. 36, beginning at the east Mankato city limits and continuing east 8.74 miles; K-I12, beginning at K-112/U.S. 36 junction north to the end of route; K- 199, beginning at K- 199/U.S. 36 junc- tion south to the end of the route, sealing, 12.1 miles, APAC Kansas, Inc., Shears Division, Hutchinson, $322,616.34. I !