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,,hi,,,,ddlH,.mdqll,.lltl,,lUl,l.,I,,ul,l,ml'llH MS C005~*0174." D'* 17*=CORRESPOND SMALL TOWN PAPERS 217 W COTA ST SH E LTON W~i- 98584-~226.~ Price 50’ Office located at 111 E. Main, Mankato, Kansas 66956 Established 1890, Volume127, Issue No. 38 USPS, NO. 274-940 Thursday, September 22, 2016 The Jewell City Council met in signs will be completed by the first Amy Rice has handed in her resig- regular session Sept. 6. In attendance week in October. nation as librarian. The library board were Bruce Barrett, mayor; Amy Billing Ordinance No. 1047 waswill be making a decision soon on her Arasmith, city clerk; Darrell Bohnert, reviewed and approved for payment, replacement. Josh Burks, Max Burks, Wade Wil- Building permits were approved for The Jewell Apartment board of di- son and Kris Williams, council mere- a shed at 410 Pearl and a cabin at 810 rectors met Sept. 6. Attending were bers. Tchoupitoulas. Darrell Bohnert, Josh B.urks, Max Minutes oftheAug. I meeting were A contract with Maguir Iron for Burks, Kris Williams, Wade Wilson, approved, cleaning and inspecting the watertower Bruce Barrett, Cindy Barrett and Amy David Knappert gave amaintenance was approved by the council. Arasmith. report and informed the council ofwork The council discussed ideas for the Minutes ofthe Aug. 8 meeting were that needs to be done on the sewer Dane Hansen "clean up" grant the approved. pond. county is promoting. Bills were reviewed and approved Randie Slate, owner of Slate's The employee benefits policy was for payment. Wasteco, LLC, advised the council of reviewed and updated. Jim Moss has been contacted to his interest in contracting with the city An ad will be placed in the newspa- repair the siding where an old heating for trash hauling, per regarding the city clerk position, and cooling unit was taken out. Josh Burks reported that he and a Amy Arasmith will be retiring next The apartment financial records group of individuals were scheduledto year and a replacement needs to be have been audited. begin assembling the new playground trained. There are six empty apartments. equipment at Lake Emerson on Satur- The fire marshal inspected the mo- Cindy Barrett attended the KHRC day. tel rooms and reported there were no conference in Kansas City. She will be Kris Williams reported the welcome violations, out of the office Oct. 3. The Jewell Chamber met last Mon- 4 fireworks and picnic. More than 600 pier will be held Dec. 17, and Santa day with 46 members present. Jewell people attended the festivities. Thelma will be in town that day also. Grocery prepared the meal with Dan thanked those who helped and re- • Christmas lighting contest was Daniels offering the blessing, ported July 3, 2017, is the date for next discussed with approval given to have Deb Bohnert introduced local tal- year. the contest again this year. ents, Katrine Larsen, who sang and • Ken Garst reported there were more During old business: played the guitar, and Jada Eilert who children attending the Youth Fishing • Bruce said the final round for played several numbers on the piano, Day this year at Emerson Lake.Dane Hansen grant is in November accompanied by Susan Greene. • No report for the gospel singers and and encouraged ideas for the use of Business meeting was opened with dinner at this time. funds. Bruce reported "Welcome to reading of the minutes from last meet- • Deb Bohnert reported on the up- Jewell" signs were being constructed ing. Financialreport was givenby Frank coming Jewell Corn Show with kick and will be a nice addition to the com- Shelton. Following discussion on 'off beginning Friday, Oct. 7. Fliers munity. The museum is needing re- funds, budget and fundraisers, a mo- will be distributed throughout the pairs and suggested grant be used for tion was made by Becky Loomis to county outlining the numerous events those repairs. table until next meeting when ideas during the Corn Show weekend. • Josh Burks and crew started erect- can be brought back to table.• Jewell Fire Department will have ing new playground equipment at In new business, several items were a hot dog and hamburger supper Satur- Emerson Lake. addressed. Committee reports:day night of Corn Show and will also • The city purchased three build- . Marsha Slate reported 33 people sponsor a beer garden. Those proceeds ings downtown that are falling in; they donated blood at the Red Cross Blood- will go to the Jewell Fire Department are making plans for disposal mobile and the goal was 28. She en- .for additioaaLg~d, equipment.• A brief discussion was held on couraged everyone to participate in the • Dale Witlmeth made motion toHalloween with no action taken at this next blood drive and noted encourage- include fee department advertisement time. ment in getting our students interested with Chamber advertisement. Second The next meeting will be Oct. 10, 7 in donating, by Jamie Underwood. Motion carded, p.m., with Trinity United Methodist • Thelma Shelton reported on July • Deb reported the Christmas Sam- Church preparing the meal. Jim Vaughn waits for customers early Friday morning of the Highway 36 garage sales. PJ Garsrs front yard was covered with old signs, old vehicles and other antiques for the Highway 36 garage sales. Thursday evening, a strong wind took down a large tent and threw it across the driveway at the Tom Roane residence on the east side of Mankato along Highway 36. Dennis Hamilton, Clay Center, Kan., was inside the tent preparing items organized for the next days Highway 36 garage sales when the wind hit. One and a half inche~of rain saturated a leather couch, overstuffed chair and ottoman and some old books. Some mirrors and picture frames were broken. Fortunately a large trailer sat close by and Hamilton transported some of the items to Mankato to shelter before they were ruined. Don 9s, Jewell County sheriff, presented Cody Dean, a Rock Hills fourth grade student, a Certificate of Appreciation Monday afternoon. Saturday evening, between 7 and sparks and I think they called the fire 7:30 p.m., Cody Dean, Mankato, rode department." his bicycle to one of the Hwy 36 garage Cody does not know the names of sales to purchase an item. Having ac- the people he told he needed help. He quired what he was looking for, he was waited a few minutes and watched the on his way back to his foster home, fire truck go to the alley where the KathyandDennisBeckman's, onSouth sparks and smoke were. At this point, Center. Riding along the street south of he headed for the Beckmans" as fast as the Mankato Community Center, Cody he could go. heard a popping noise. He stopped "I was going so fast on my bike that close to the alley behind the center and I wrecked," said Cody. saw sparks coming from the top of a "When he arrived at the house and pole. He watched it for a little bit, and came in and told us what happened the sparking increased and was ac- there was no doubt that it had hap- companied by smoke, pened," Kathy said. Cody knew he needed to get help. The sparks and smoke were coming "I knew I couldn't go to Kier's for from an electrical canister located on help because I saw some of the people the power pole. Mankato City em- leaving the store from work, so they ployee Jim Zadina arrived and elec- were closed," he said. "So I rode my tricity was shut off at the source. bike as fast as I could to Bob's Inn and The power pole furnished electric- there were some people coming out. I ity to the Ute Theatre, which at the time told them I needed help and about the was open. Volunteers at the Ute had all The Jewell County Board met Mon- day with commissioners Steve Greene, Dwight S. Frost and Mark Fleming present. Carla J. Waugh, county clerk, was also present. Minutes of the Sept. 12 commis- sioners meeting were approved. Don Jacobs, sheriff, discussed op- erations and personnel. Tammy Kimminau and Leanne Eilert, Solomon Valley Transportation, reviewed the operating budget and ser- vices provided. The commissioners asked questions about changes made to the service. The commissioners appointed Rick Diamond as the non-lawyer member to the 12th Judicial Nominating Com- mission. Joel Elkins, general superintendent, reported on road and bridge mainte- nance and discussed personnel. The commissioners reported road and bridge concerns. Chris Petet, custodian, said he is getting the lawn sprayed for grubs. He also discussed the floor in the base- ment. The commissioners appointed NRCS announces County sheriff offers deadline for EQIP apps bicycle safety tips The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Natural Resources Con- Several concerned citizens during servation Service (NRCS) announced the past few weeks have talked tothe Nov. 18 as the first cut-off date to Jewell County Sheriff's Department applyforfiscalyear2017fundsthrough with their concerns about bicycle the Environmental Quality Incentives safety. "Many times children in our com- Program (EQIP). "EQIP provides Kansas agricultural munity are riding their bikes around producers a wide range of opportuni- town but are not paying attention to the ties to improve the quality of natural" vehicles," said Sheriff Don Jacobs. resources on their land," Eric Banks, "There have been several youths al- state conservationist, said. most hit by vehicles because they are EQIP is a voluntary conservation not following the rules of the road. program availableforagriculturalpro- Please talk to your children about bi- ducers. Through EQIP, NRCS will cycle safety." Good bicycle safety rules to follow provide financial and technical assis- tance to install conservation practices include being aware of traffic, look that reduce soil erosion and sedimen- left, right and left again before cross- tation, improve water and air quality, ing a street, walking bicycles across and create wildlife habitat. the road at a crosswalkor comer, watch- The Nov. 18 application deadline ing for turning cars and cars backing also applies to the following initia- out of driveways and alleyways and foUowing the rules ofthe road,just like tives: • High Tunnel System Initiative: pedestrians and car drivers. NRCS will help producers implement 9 in attendance leave the building and take safety across the street. Through fundraisers and diligent work by lots of volunteers, the Ute Theater has basically been completely renovated. No one wants to think about the "what ifs," but they are there. What if Cody had not noticed the sparks ? What if Cody had just'continued to go on down the street? What if those people hadn't been coming out of Bob's Inn? What if the fire department and city had not responded so quickly? What if the people hadn't been moved out of the theatre? Instead of a happy ending, the community could be looking at a tragedy. Monday afternoon, Cody was pre- sented a certificate of appreciation by Don Jacobs, Jewell County Sheriff, recognizing his responsible actions taken Saturday evening. Dwight S. Frost as the voting delegate for the KWORCC annual meeting and Mark Fleming as the alternate voting delegate. The commissioners accepted Arnold Ross's resignation from the Superior Fire District No. 2 Board and appointed Matthew Kile to fill the va- cancy. Darrell E. Miller, county attorney, discussed the FLSA overtime changes effective Dec. 1. Miller also presented Resolution 16-07, placing a stop sign at the intersection of P Avenue and 150 Road. The commissioners approved. Local weather High and low temperatures Sept. 11 .................................... 71 47 Sept. 12 .................................... 84 53 Sept. 13 .................................... 74 55 Sept. 14 .................................... 58 53 Sept. 15 .................................... 66 52 Sept. 16 .................................... 87 58 Sept. 17 .................................... 80 51 Ken Garst, weather observer for Jewell, reported .62 of precipitation for the week. high tunnels that extend growing sea- sons for high value crops in an envi- ronmentally safe manner. • Lesser Prairie-Chicken Initiative: NRCS will assist producers to imple- ment conservation practices specifi- cally targeted to improve the lesser prairie-chicken habitat while promot- ing the overall health of grazing lands. • Monarch B utterfly Habitat Devel- opment Project: NRCS will assist land- owners to establish milkweed and other plants critical to the iconic Monarch Butterfly. ' • Ogallala Aquifer Initiative: NRCS will assist producers to reduce aquifer water use, improve water quality, and enhance the economic viability of crop- lands and rangelands. • On-Farm Energy Initiative: Pro- ducers work with an NRCS-approved Technical Service Provider to develop Agricultural Energy Management Plans or farm energy audits that assess energy consumption on an agricultural operation. • Organic Initiative: NRCS will as- sist producers with installation of con- servation practices on agricultural op- erations related to organic production. Producers currently certified as or- ganic, transitioning to organic, or pro- ducers who are exempt based on the National Organic Program will have access to a broad set of conservation practices to assist in treating their re- source concerns. • National Water Quality Initiative: Application cutoff date will be estab- lished at a later time. NRCS accepts applications for all of its programs on a continuous basiS, but applications must be filed for these programs by Nov. 18 to be eligible for the next round of funding. Producers interested in EQIP should submit a signed application to the local NRCS field office. Undertaker's record books donated to county museum Jewell County Museum was the recipient of nine undertaker business record books of William H. Beam, dated 1914 to 1939, Esbon. There are some records of Odessa Cemetery from 1911 to 1918. These will be easily fouod in the relocated genealogy de- partment. The settlers, music, Native Ameri- can, natural history, pharmacy and genealogy departments are nearing completion. William H. Beam was the father of Vesta Beam McCammon Dillinger, mother of Barbara Thomas.