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Price 50 , t located at 111 E. Main, Mankato, Kansas 66956 Established 1890, Volume 113, Issue No. 42 USPS, NO. 274-940 Thursday, October 16, 2003 Memorial dedicated corn show ;Memorial Park, formerly City Park, was de2ticated Satur- Jewell Corn Show. Bohnert, city council mere- introduced Mayor Bill Loomis other council members. irovements were made possible" uest from the Kenneth and Ula estate. uare in the heart of Jewell and con- playground equipment, was donated to Randall. and houses. gthe installing an underground water- stem and landscaping; installing equipment: reinstall- and gazebo; and curving walks among and park benches. Basket- goals were placed at each end of a near the restrooms. :hes was built ; and placed at the side of the park. Letters denote new name Maag Memorial Park. on the north side have matching the south entrance. said the Maags were his after they moved to Jewell of their love of the land, included having an attractive He they would be well- memorial. A plaque more about the Maags. A portion estate was given to the Jewell t. history of the park location that in 1921. a German Can- was placed on a cement block in park, which an attraction for children for of imaginary games. The was given to the scrap iron 1943 during World War I1. g band stand was torn and replaced by a cement slab a tennis court in 1950. When struck in the mid 1950s, city y Holdren is reported 50,000 gallons of water park the summer 1956. ;helter houses were t and in 1981 a public restroom 1 showers was added. These three received new roofs during park renovation this summer. A lpole was erected in 1997 replacing of similar height. It is lighted so ag can be flown continuously. project, begun in Febru- '2003, is almost complete. Ken Great Plains Landscape, who was in charge of the land- details, said there are a few more trees to plant. He and his family entertained with music during the af- ternoon from the gazebo. Other afternoon events included a variety of games. The ever-popular road rally was later in the day and a potato bar supper was served by mem- bers of Jewell High School senior class. Benedick and his three children. Jesse, Andrea and Savannah, per- formed at the high school for the Satur- day evening program. A slide show of historical Jewell was compiled by Linda Woerner and shown with the Benedicks providing background music. The portion of the program that showed the changes in athletic uniforms especially interested the audience. Craft day features displays, demos, 'make-take' event Jewell County Craft Day and Quilt Display Thursday, Oct. 23, features craft and quilt displays, demonstra- tions and "make-and-take crafts" in addition to a soup supper. The event beings "at 2 p.m. at the Jewell Community Center, Jewell. and the public is invited to attend. Organizers are encouraging quilt owners to bring quilts for display. These may be brought to the center by 1 p.m. that day or may be left at';the Jewell County Extension Office prior to the event. "Make-and-take" items and instruc- tors are listed: Karen Boden, wool an- gels; Linda Wood, gift wrapping and a no sew table runner; Stuff N Such, bead and wire candle holders; Linda Dewey, Country Santa; Audrey Hamilton, ceramms. Participants may make the craft and take it home with them. Craft demonstrations and times are Shawn Hegemann, 2:30 p.m., scrapbooking; Donna Siliby, 3 p,m., silk screen dyeing; Linda Wood, 3:30 p.m., luminaries; Charlie Fischer. 4 p.m., stained glass making. Collectors' displays will be set up at 5 p.m. Berneita McElroy will show thimbles and Charlie Fischer will show stained glass. Serving of the soup, sandwich and homemade pie supper is from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. This annual event is sponsored by Jewell County Family and Commu- nity Education group and community clubs. The proceeds are used to fund academic scholarships. / Grace McNicbols, dressed for Frontier Days in Burr Oak Saturday, poses in the entrance of a teepee which was displayed at the event. The teepee belongs to Pam and Ramo Decker, Mankato. Jewell City council president, presides at the dedication of Maag Memorial Park Saturday afternoon Jewell Corn Show events. Council members opted to use funds, bequeathed to the city by the Kenneth and Ula refurbish and update the park. Rural postmaster to be installed Sat, The installation ceremony for Wanda Frasier, postmaster at Burr Oak, is Friday at 10 a.m. at the Burr Oak Post Office. The event is open to the public County schedules health clinics The Jewell County Health Depart- . ment has scheduled several clinics throughout the county during the com- ing weeks. Those interested in participating in the clinics may contact the health de- partment, located in the county court- house, for more information. Dates and towns are listed here :Oct. 21, Esbon;Nov. 18,Jewell; Nov. 19, Mankato; Dec. 2, Formoso; Dec. 9, Burr Oak; Dec. 11, WIC Clinic; Dec. 17, Mankato. Rock schools good audit report Mapes and Miller Audit Re- 2002-03 indicated USD 104 "excellent financial shape" and reserve is at a maxi- was presented to the at the regular meeting Monday. no suggestions to $50,000 credit their special education coopera- Last school year the district was made a payment which needed. Kriley, a White Rock Se- was present at the meeting to ask p to Kansas ? was approved and more will be brought to the KASB Delegate at the convention. Bill Walker, superintendent, re- ported Pike Trail League numbers. White Rock has the fourth largest high school. Seven of 27 smallest high schools in the state are in the FrL. There will be six district games for the football seasons of 2004 and ~5. District games will be between: Man- kate, Jewell-White Rock, Pike Valley, St. John's, Southern Cloud and Clifton- Clyde. Other games on the football schedule will be Prairie Heights (Jennings-Lenora), Eastern Heights and Logan. The faculty and staff Christmas Party is Dec. 10. All hoard members were present except Ken Garman. Another corn show goes down in history The 2003 version of the Jewell Corn Show is now a segment of history. The "big day," Saturday dawned gray, with thunder and a steady rain falling. However, before parade time at 10 a.m. The rain stopped and the sun made sporadic appearances. The air show by Roger McCollough was can- celed. The parade, featuring Kathleen Allen, parade marshal, riding in a buggy driven by Don Simmelink. More than 50 entries were announced by Bob Engel. Parade entries included antiquecars, tractors, buggies, floats, Mankato and Jewell Junior-Senior High bands new cars and trucks, new tractors, the Jew- ell County Ambulance and crew, fire trucks from Jewell and Esbon and sev- eral unusual entries. Several children walked or rode favorite vehicles in the parade. Leading the parade was the Jewell American Legion. Color Guard. Jewell's band played the "Star Spangled Banner" and Jewell's "Fight Song." Mankato's band played alively number with the flag corps switching flags during the number. Float winners were the Randall- Jewell sixth grade in the school cat- egory and J-Janes in the organization group. Second place was captured by the JHS Juniors and Trinity United Methodist Church. Classof2007 took third. Jewell County 4-H King Jerod Nelson and Queen Tracy Bohnert rode in a buggy driven by Norman Greene. Jewell County Junior Miss Shawna Robbins rode in an, antique car. Unusual entries included the boogeyman and several children in scarey costumes, a horse-drawn deco- rated cart with Cinderella; Richard Verhage, Dispatch, with his Scottish Highland oxen pulling a cart and a tractor with a pull-type 40 inch cut combine from the early 1940s. A Shriner clown, Wayne Owen, Salina, performed in a miniature car, The noon barbecue meal was fur- nished by the City of Jewell. Helium filled balloons were fur- nished by the Jewell County Hospital and Long Term Care. The FFA member labor auction was conducted by Eddie Duskie. Corn show activities began Thurs- day morning when organizations and individuals put up booths and agricul- tural, floral and craft exhibits were entered. J-Jane members were in charge of craft and booth entries, Jew- ell FFA members handled the farm exhibits and Jewell Garden Club mem- ber's were working at the flower entry table. Thelma Sheiton, was chairperson, for the event. Judging was completed in the after- noon and exhibits were open to the public. A soup supper was s~rved Thurs- day evening with Marie and Mac McAtee, general chairmen, and many volunteers. The evening was capped with victories by Jewell Junior High volleyball and football teams over Mankato. White Rock volleyballteams played both schools. In Friday night's football game, the Jewell-White Rock football team de- feated Eastern Heights at Agra. Plans final for Mankato event The second Mankato Fall Festival, "A Fall Celebration" is Saturday, Oct. 25 with events planned for all ages and almost all interests from pie baking and a car show to children's games and a parade. Entries are being sought for many events. Many of the daytime events will be held along East Jefferson Street. from Corner Hardware building to the city office, and two blocks along Center Street, between the old county jail and the Jewell County Rural Health Clinic. The car and motorcycle show is on East Main Street. on the north side of the health clinic. In addition to the fun and games, those attending are invited to "Stuff the Bus" with items to donate to sev- eral local organizauons: Jewell County Head Start, county lood pantry and the senior center. Items can be brought from home and placed in the bus, lo- cated on Center Street. Items needed include paper products, nonperishable food, personal hygiene products, sham- poo, toothpaste, wet wipes, band aids, lotion, paper cups, paper plates, paper bowls, coffee, sugar, pectin and copypaper. Games and booths will be located along East Jefferson. A new food booth will serve funnel cakes and pop- corn The ticket booth will be off East Jefferson in the alley behind the Cor- ner Hardware building. T-shirts cel- ebrating the event will be available at the ticket booth. The artwork display, pie baking contest and chili cook-off are at the senior center building. Contestants are needed for the pie baking and the chili cook-off. For more information about the pie contest contact Lisa Nelson. Phyllis Liggett is overseeing the chili cook-off. A free movie is being shown at the Ute Theatre at 12:30. The VFW Hall will host the games. Tours of the county jail building, which is being restored, will he offered from 2 to 4 p.m., sponsored by the Jewell County Historical Society. Individual horseshoe pitching con- tests are near the old jailhouse. Rich- ard Russell is contact person for this event. The kids Halloween costume pa- rade takes place prior to the Fall Festi- val Parade, beginning at 4 p.m. Entries are to meet near the county courthouse. For more parade information contact Susan Hanson. A play for children will be per- formed at 5 p.m. near the health clinic. Bethany Roe is director. The evening schedule begins with a dinner at the National Guard Armory from 6 to 7:30 p.m. sponsored by Man- kate Volunteer Fire Department. Free- will donations will be accepted. Local entertainers take the stage at the armory for a program from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., when "Soul Preachers" will take over with dance music. Farmers Market opens Saturday The 27th Annual Farmers Market comes to the National Guard Armory in Mankato Saturday, from 9 a.m. to4. More than 30 vendors are already registered with more expected prior to Saturday. Pat Alcorn. Mankato:who is taking registrations, said vendor space is still available, so contact her for more m- formation. Vendors registered include those featuring metal art and crafts, baby quilts, hand painted shirts, embroidered towels, candles, wreaths, stained glass and food items. A food stand, include homemade pies, will be available. The Jewell County Historical Soci- ety sponsors the annual event. Board member takes resource council spot Jewell County Resource Council Committee request that a USD 278 board member be appointed to the com- mittee was granted at the regular board meeting Monday. Board member Steve Little was ap- pointed as the official representative from the district. In other business. H. Dean Schultz. superintendent, discussed with the board these items: Newell Alexander will maintain farmland owned by USD 278 west of the high school until the groups wanting to develop this area are ready to do so. The current sound system in the high school gym It was the consensus of the board to research what was purchased for the sound sys- tem approximately two years ago. Judy Dunn, Janet Higer and Deanna Mitchell were approved as new El- ementary Site Council Members. Rick Diamond was approved as the high school assistant girls basketball coach for the this school year. Tami Roesti, Jen Waugh, Jeremy Waugh and advisor Kristin Underwood were present to ask the board to ap- prove the request from the Mankato FFA Chapter to use a school suburban to attend an overnight trip Oct. 22-23 to the American Royal Leadership Seminar held in Kansas City, Me. The request was approved. Barb Elbracht, band instructor, was present to request the use of a school suburban to take students on overnight trips to KWU Honor Band and KSU Honor Band. Her req uest was ap- proved. In the activity report, Dale True reported the Cougar Invitational vol- leyball tournament gate receipts were $580. ACT testing is Saturday, Oct. 25 and there is a conflict with ACT test- ing and regional cross country. Some students may not make the regional meet at Phillipsburg because of the 1:30 starting time. A motion was made by Tracy Walker and seconded by Nell Becker to amend the 2003-04 school calendar so that the observance of Veterans Day will he Tuesday, Nov. I 1,2003, rather than Monday, Nov. 10. Motion passed 6-1. Burr Oak library sponsors Frontier Day as fund raiser More than 100 persons were served BBQ beef. baked beans, chips, and enjoyed the dessert table at the Burr Oak Frontier Day Saturday. A chili cook-off was held and samples were served at lunch. Entries were prepared by Glennys Barnes, Tammy Storey, Mark Finnell and Sonya Harris. Finnell's chicken fried steak chili won first prize. In the afternoon Terry Keeps, Downs, storyteller, presented a pro- gram. Mark and Tammy Finnell, Burr Oak, had their tipi set up and Mark demonstrated black powder shooting and tomahawk throwing. Mike and Judy Donley provided music through- out the afternoon with their banjo and fiddle. Ramo Decker, Mankato, set up his tipi and had a display of his live animals and animal skins. Charley Smith, Cawker City, demonstrated napping (making arrowheads). Frontier Day was sponsored by the Burr Oak Library Board. More than $400 was raised for the library. Jeweli sixth grade students ride on the float which they constructed w~ the theme =Thanks for the Memories." The float was rated top in the school division at ~ Jewell Corn Show Parade Saturday.