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Northbranch By Erma Dillon ~! Lily and Claire Walker recently ActivitiesenjoyedwereLEGOLAND, stayed five days at the home of Scheels, Urban Air, swimming and GrandmaandGrandpaWalkerinMin- eating. Monday Gale and Kathleen neapolis, Kan. While there, the girls brought Ty and Carterhome with them took part in the Ottawa County Fair for the week so their parents could go pedal tractor pull contest. Lily took totheDominicanRepublicwithagroup furst place in her age group, of friends. While here, Ty, Carter and KermitandLoyceJefferywerelast Kathleen visited their great-grand- Tuesday afternoon visitors at the home mother, Beth Jeffery in Superior and of John and Erma Dillon. The local the youngsters also went swimming. history and genealogy bug hit and it Their Thielen grandparents flew into was time to trade stories and other theMankatoairportFridaytotakethem information! back to Kansas City. Marilyn Jeffery visited Barbara The Sunday morning worship ser- Renner at her home in Burr Oak. vice at Northbranch Friends took on a Pastor Jan attended the Mid bitdifferenttypeofservice. Following AmeriCa Yearly Meeting sessions in Pastor Jan's welcome and announce- Wichita part of the week. Emily's par, ments a time of special prayer con- ents, Glenn and Sue Leppert of cerns was offered. The rest of the ser- Hav'iland, came to help take care of vice was an experience with the some- Isaiah, David, Jacob and Ellie while he what new 'live streaming' technology was gone and stayed the weekend, which allowed the congregation to fol- Visitors at the home of Kermit and low the live worship service that was Loyce Jeffery Friday and overnight taking place in Wichita at the Mid- were Juel andRandy Hughes of Royal, America Yearly Meeting Sunday ser- Neb., andAsherKellumandhisfriend, vice. DavidWiiliams, yearly meeting AviShaffir, whocame from theirhome- superintendent, brought the message, land, Israel, to get a glimpse of where using Mark 12:28-34 as his text. His Asher's ancestors homesteaded. He is message to the churches encouraged agrandsonofRobertKellumwhogrew us to allow God to fill us with His up in this community. Friday evening strength so we are able to accomplish a carryin supper at the fellowship hall the yearly meeting dream of going was attended by a few in the area who deeper in the love of God and wider for remembered some of the Kellum fam- the love of our neighbors. By giving ily. our everything to God He will give His Last weekend Gale and Kathleen best to us. Where we need more grace, Jeffery joined all their children and He offers it freely. Time is of essence grandchildren, minusHeath andMandy and we have no time to waste in giving Dewey, Fort Morgan, for their annual the Gospel, impacting those we come summer get-together at the family in contact with each day. Visitors in homes of Jamy and Holly in Overland the service were Glenn and Sue Park and Olathe. There were 19 which Leppert. included Gale and Kathleen, Craig, Those who attended the commu- Anne, BrysonandEmmaDewey, Estes nity singspiration Sunday evening at Park, Holly, Chad, Lily and Kyler, Northbranch report it was an enjoy- Olathe, Jamy, Nell, Ty and Carter able time of worship and fellowship. Thielen, Overland Park, Amber, Ja- son, Parker and Ava Gleason, Salina Food for Thought and Casey Jeffery, Columbia, Mo. Some minds are like concrete - thoroughly mixed up and permanently Post Rock Answers set I don't know why some people By Sanclra Wick, Post Rock Extension changechurches; What difference does it make which one you stay home from? Why is variety selection an impor- The good Lord didn't create any- rant component of my wheat cropping thing without a purpose, But mosqui- enterprise ? toes come close. , Many producers are evaluating the We're called to be witnesses, not performance of their current wheat lawyers or judges. varieties and considering new varlet- ies they should plant here in a couple of months. Clearly, the yield potential of Mankato a wheat' variety is a top priority, but resistance to diseases and insect pests is also an important factor to consider when selecting a wheat variety. The 2016 Wheat Variety Disease and In- sect Ratings publication from K-State Research and Extension can help grow- ers identify the best varieties for their farms. The publication has been re- vi ed ahd expahded from past editioris. Agronomic characteristics and ex- flahded disease resistance information is included, as well as a brief descrip- tion of some of the more commonly grown and upcoming wheat varieties in the state. Genetic resistance to diseases and insect pests is usually the most effec- tive, economical, and environmentally sound control method. Resistance rat- ings represent results of multiple field and greenhouse evaluations by public and private wheat researchers. These ratings can help producers select wheat varieties and minimize potential for gerious yield losses. The publication also provides helpful summaries to help producers better understand the historical risk of diseases in their area and quickly identify the varieties with the best overall disease resistance. Copies of the 2016 KSU Wheat Variety Disease and Insect Ratings, can be found online at the KSU Agronomy page, the Post Rock Exten- sion website at www.postrock.ksu.edu or at any of the Post Rock Extension district offices. :The Post Rock Extension District had five wheat demonstration test plots in our district, with the Mitchell County plot an official K-State Research and Extension "replicated" plot which sim- ply means varieties were planted mul- tiply,times in one specific area of the field. However, the Mitchell County plot will not be published because of variability in the plot because of some volunteer. All of the yield reports are posted on our Post Rock Extension Website at www.postrock.ksu.edu or are available at any of our Post Rock Extension offices in Beloit, Lincoln, Mankato, Osborne or Smith Center. ,Bg sure to also look at the K-State Research and Extension experiment sites across Kansas with close fields in Belleville and Hays. . The use of wheat variety blends is also a big question of producers. Blends can offer producers some yield stabil- ity in most cases. While any one vari- ety m iy do much better or worse than other varieties in the same vicinity, -having a blend of two or three varieties Can usually even out those ups and owns. Using blends also reduces the chances of having a landlord possibly ,upset because the variety planted yielded considerably less than other fields in the area. There are just a few guidelines to remember when using blends. Use varieties with different disease resistance. Although the cost effectiveness of fungicides now may reduce the importance of this factor, there is still value to having at least one nathr l source of resistance to diseases. Use varieties with slightly different maturities. If producers can spread out the maturity just a bit, there is a better chan6 that at least one of the varieties can benefit from a given weather pat- term.And lastly, don't be afraid to try them w varieties in a blend. If you have additional questions on selecting wheat varieties, contact me at any of the Post Rock Extension offices in Beloit, Lincoln; Mankato, Osborne or Smith Center. By Elaine Thomas Sally Malcom, Gulf Sharers, Aid., visited Doris Alexander last Tuesday at noon and they ate lunch together. Gayl Molzahn and Jimmy Fulton stayed three days recently in western Nebraska and Colorado visiting fam- ily and friends. We've been blessed with a bit of rain about every day this week, maybe I should say nights, and it hasn't lasted long and hasn't stopped those tem- peratures from climbing. Karen Figgins is recuperating 'at home following heart surgery with the help of her granddaughter. Molly Swank and Michelle The giant slide was a popular attraction for the youth attending the Jewell Schmidt, Pratt, visited their mother, Wynn Alexander and family, Alice Kinsey, for a couple of days. Coldwater, Wes Alexander, Shawnee, They did some yard work with the help were in Mankato during the weekend of Jerod Kinsey and Chance Copple, helpingDorisgetreadyforherupcom- and left after a job well done. Sarah ing auction. Wiley and family were Jane Russell, Belleville, stayed an over from Washington earlier and evening visiting in the Kinsey home, cleaned out the basement. and the girls had an afternoon visit at Dale and Joanne Freeman and the home of their aunt and uncle, Zachary Freeman have been camping Kathleen and Gale Jeffery, near and fishing. Northbranch. Butch and Betty Thompson returned Richard and Margaret Colson re- from a two week trip that started in turned from a trip to Kansas City where Kansas City where they stayed with they visited Nick, Kate and Evie granddaughters, Taran and Stephanie Colson. Richard stayed days with Nick Kerst, while their parents took brother at the farm while Margaret filled her Brandon on a trip to Hawaii. While in time being grandma to the little one Hawaii, Brandon also played with two she'smissedsomuchsincetheymoved, teams in a USA inline hockey tourna- Classmates in the Class of 2011 ment. The Thompsons took the Kerst gathering at Lovewell Lake for a five sisters and went to Pratt to watch their yearclassreunion were: Brittany Joerg, grandson, Cale Thompson, play his Chelsey Greene, Brice Ost, Bethany last baseball game for the season but Jeffery, Katie Hesting, KevinGarman, they got there to learn the game was Regina Jeffery, Maddie Warne, Jes- cancelled. Riley and Cale Thompson sica Hancock, Blair McMillan, Chelsi joined the group and they all came to Beam and Alison Thompson. Mankato for a few days. Richard and Family reports that Marlene Neilson Pam Thompson came for the weekend is recovering nicely from heart surgery and they shared some family fun at where she had five by-passes. Waconda Lake. Monday Grandpa and Tiger Long had a weekend visit Grandma tookthe four grandchildren from his son, Jud Freeman, and sons. and headed for Kansas City to take the Sally Malcom, Angie LaFranc and Kerstgirlshome.Afterdoingsomefun son, all of Alabama, stayed at the hunt- things there it was on to Pratt to take ing lodge in Jewell while here visiting Riley and Calehome. While in Kansas familyandfriends.Sally'sbrother, Phil City Betty's sister, Janet Helvey, Walton, refreshed old memories for Cawker City, and some of her family them when flying over each day to joined them at the Kerst home. Janet' s greet their morning, "just like Dad granddaughter was playing in a soft- used to do." ball tournament there. I I would appreciate your vote in the August 2 primary election for District #3 Jewell County Commissioner. I have valuable experience in the open meeting process, budgeting, developing and establishing policy, employer-employee relations and serving the patrons of my district. An experienced and knowledgeable County Commissioner is essential to the forward progress of Jewell County. Thank you for your support and I look forward to continuing to serve Jewell County as County Commissioner. Adv. paid for by Mark Fleming - Karla Fleming, Treasurer O Board Certified Health Care Providers ADA Certified Andy Walker, M.D. Nolan Beavers, M.D. Marilyn Dunstan, A.P.R.N. Dianne Kramer, A.P.R.N. Bryan Houchens, P.A.C. Services Acute inpatient care, Swing beds, Outpatient care, Pediatrics, Hospice, Crestvue Cottage Apartments, 24 Hour Emergency Room Diagnostic Laboratory, Digital Radiology, EKGs, CT Scans, MRIs, Halter Monitoring, Stress Testing, Venous and Carotid Doppler Studies, Echocardiograms, Annual Health Fair Participant, Women's Health Clinic and Kan Be Healthy Clinic 9.16 Rehabilitation Diabetic Eductation, Physical Therapy, Speech Therapy, Occupational Therapy Jewell County Hospital - Providing a friendly, caring environment Serving our patients and community JEWELL COUNTY RURAL HEAUH CLINIC 102 South Center, Mankato, Kan, 66956 785-378-3511 HOURS: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday 8 a.rn. - Noon, I - 5 p.m. Friday - 8 a.rn. - Noon ...... TII 1 I II IO0 JEWELL COUNTY HOSPITAL Crestvue, Mankato, Ken. 66956 785-378-3137 I I II I J ' "" I|11 County Threshing Bee. Jeanie Blair flew into Wichita Wednesday on her return from a three week vacation in Arizona at the home of Barb and Bruce Peterson. Jeanie had accompanied daughter, Mary May, and her daughter, Jennifer Cashman, and children, Dylan and Mayce, on the trip to Arizona, and they visited for a week. It was a nice surprise for Jeanie when the Peterson brothers came to visit their parents while she was there. Gra- ham and Linsey live in Los Angeles, Calif., and Joshua lives in San Francisco,Calif. Sarah Schlotterback has returned home from her visit to Tempe, Adz., where she visited Dr. Mark, Jessica, Lexi and Luke Schlotterback. She ac- companied them on a road trip to visit another son, David, wife, Tracie, and two year old son, Julian, in Fresno, Calif. Some great family time was shared. Interesting note on what a small world it is. As these two women were preparing to board their plane at the Mesa, Ariz. airport for their return trips home, each noticed the other and thought "oh, it can't be." Sarah was seated on the plane when Jeanie had to pass by to get to her seat and much to their surprise it wasn't just someone who looked like someone they knew. Thursday, July 28, 2016 Each had no idea the other was going to Arizona. Frank and Nadine Railsback met Suarm and Claire Railsback in Salina and Claire came home to visit Grandpa and Grandma and other family and friends for a week. She's been one busy gal, doing some sightseeing, go- ing fishing, Grandma teaching her to sew and making a pillo - Tuesday, Emma Strnad, Formosa, was coming for the day. Coke Wright had a stroke over the weekend and is in intensive care at Mitchell County Hospital. Word was received that Angela (Baskins) Tankard has died. Angela was a graduate of Mankato High School and at that time was a resident of Formosa. Jewell By Roberta Holdren Dwyane Rice was taken by ambu- lance to the Mitchell County Hospital early last Tuesday morning. Rachel, Kerma and Frosty Crouse held their monthly party at the Scoop Wednesday afternoon. As this is ice cream month, that was the theme of the party. They served ice cream and cook- ies. Kerma gave a short talk about when ice cream was first made. She said George Washington spent $200 on ice cream during the summer. Kerma's cousin from Alabama and her sister, Melinda Rose, Manhattan, were present for the party. As usual many were on hand attending the afternoon festivities. Friday was this reporter's birthday (and did she ever have a good one). First there was a party with the morn- ing coffee drinkers at which 16 at- tended. In the afternoon another party was held at the Scoop at which many more attended. The big suprise came when granddaughter Brennan Will- iams appeared bringing my other grand- daughter, Zoe Williams with her. Both are from Manhattan. Brennan and Zoe stayed the weekend. This grandmother had a wonderful time. The first newspaper in Jewell was called the JeweU City Weekly Clarion. It was printed on March 29, 1872. W.F. Day founded the newspsper and Wm D. Jenkins Jr. was the local editor. May 1, 1873, the paper was enlarged to five columns and the name was changed to the Jewell County Diamond. April 27, 1878, the Diamond was merged with The Monitor and moved to Jewell Cen- tre (Mankato) where it became the Montor Diamond. One half of the is- sues were mailed from each town and an office was maintained in Jewell City. The Jewell County Republican came into existence Nov. 28, 1879. Marg Hartsel was taken to the Mitchell County Hospital Friday. Members of The United Methodist Church held an ice cream social Sun- day afternoon at the Jewell Apartments. The Crouse house has been a busy place. They hosted several drop in visi- tors including Sharon Tullar, Twila JEWELL COUN gCORD 12Ai Means, Bill Griffeth, Mary Shelton and Joan Searleg. A special treat in- cluded their houseguests, the Alabama cousins, Tyler, Dennis and R0bert Coffman. Kerma and her cousins ate; tended the Threshing Bee at Mankato and visited the Home on the Range Cabin near Smith Center, the Center of. the contiguous States near Lebanon, the 6th principle meridian near, Mahaska, the Olive Hill and Montana cemeteries in northern Jewell County,' as well as visits with family and friends, Risk and profit conference to be held in Manhattan Kansas State University' s-2016 Risk and Profit Conference will take place Aug. 18-19 at the K- State Alumni Cen- ter in Manhattan. The days will be, packed with breakout sessions and talks from many keynote speakers. There are seven breakout sessions through- out the conference and 20 topics led by agricultural economics faculty and graduate students. William Tierney, Jr., the chief economist for AgResource Company, will present "A Long-term View on the Current Price Situation." Tierney is a former K-State agricultural eco- nomics professor and has more than 35 years of experience as an agricultural economist. He has also worked for the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Cargill, Doane Advisory Services, an international agribusiness consulting firm, a national brokerage firm and served as a senior agricultural advisor for the U.S. government. Lee and Margaret ScheuflerofSter- ling, Kan., will lead the general ses- sion, "A Conversation with a Kansas Producer." Lee is a K-State agronomy graduate and Margaret is a physical therapy graduate of the University of Kansas. They operate a no-till farm. John Floras, dean of the K-State College of Agriculture, will address "Agriculture at K-State: Driving the State and the University Forward." Floras has led the development of the College of Agriculture strategic plan for Vision 2025 and has led the college to record undergraduate and graduate enrollments. Allen Featherstone, agricultural economics department head, and Mykel Taylor, agricultural economics assistant professor, will discuss ' The Farm Financial Situation," Feather- stone is recognized as a leading scholar in agricultural finance and has more than 120 articles published. Taylor fo- cuses primarily on crop marketing and farm management. Some of her cur- rent research areas include measuring the basis risk for commodity grains, the implications of certain labels on demand for meat and Kansas land val- ues. For more information on the 2016 risk and profit conference, visit www.AgManager.info. NOTICE OF BUDGET HEARING The governing body of Central Kansas Library System Barton County will meet on August 10, 2016 at 1:30 p.m. at the Great Bend Public Library, 1409 Williams, Great Bend, KS 67530 for the purpose of hearing and answering objections of taxpayers relating to the proposed use of all funds and the amount of tax levied. Detailed budget information is available at the Great Bend Public Library mad will be available at this hearing. SUPPORTING COUNTIES Barton County (home county),' Cloud County, Ellis County, Ellsworth County, Jewell County, Lincoln County, Mitchell County, Osborne County, Ottawa County, Phillips County, Republic County, Rooks County, Rush County, Rush County, Russell County, Saline Cotmty, Smith County BUDGET SUMMARY Proposed Budget 2017 Expenditures and Amount of 2016 Ad Valorem Tax establish the maximum limits of the 2017 budget. Estimated Tax Rate is subject to change depending on the final assessed valuation. Funds General Debt Service Employee Benefits Prior Year Actual for 2015 :urrent Year Estimate for 2016 Actual Actual Tax Tax Expenditures Rate* Expenditures Rate* 2,189,292 1.794 2,388,530 2.162 Proposed Budget Year for 2017 Budget Amount of Est. Authority for 2016 Ad Tax Expenditmes~ Valorem TaxRate* 2,060,913 1,808,587 1.753 ., i"3 64,060 34,466 45,877 2,573,897 2fl93,645 2.225 State Resource Grant 59,096 Kansas Talking Book 22,658 Processing 21,552 Non-Budgeted Funds 56,737 Totals 2,349,335 Less: Transfers 0 Net Expenditures 2,349,335 Total Tax Levied 2,030,771 Assessed Valuation 1,131,929,773 1.794 2.162 55,000 25,000 40,000 2,508,530 0 2,508,530 2,220,092 1,028,811,579 2015 521560 2,521,337 XXXXXXXXXX 1;031,858,801 2016 Outstanding Indebtedness, Jan 1 G.O. Bonds Revenue Bonds Other Lease Pur. Princ. Total ,i,raX rates are expressed in mills. " I I ] IIIII 2014 oi 01 0 i 0 Harry Willems Director i