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J well CounEy Record A CONSOLIDATION OF THE WESTERN ADVOCATE, JEWELL COUNTY MONITOR, AND THE FORMOSO NEW ERA. IF IT'S FOR JEWELL COUNTY, WE'RE FOR IT. 2 Sections - 16 Pages and Supplements Mankato, Kansas Mill Improvement At Co-op Elevator Thursday, Nov. 11, 1982 MICROWAVE CHRISTMAS There will be a microwave Christmas program Monday, Nov. 15, 1:30 p.m., at the National Guard Armory in Mankato. The Extension Ser- vice in Cloud, Jewell, Mitchell and Republic counties invite you to "A Microwave Christ- mas." The two-hour program will feature four mini-lessons on use of your microwave. Recipes will be provided. The public is invited to attend, so mark your calendar now! Topics Will include: Micro- wave Appetizers by Shelly Swenson, Cloud County; Can- dies in the Microwave by Susan Krumm, Repubric County; Baking in the Micro- wave by Mary Schrandt, Mitchell County; Microwav- ing Jams and Jellies by Lynda Bass, Jewell County. All ed- ucational programs and mate- ~rials available without dis- crimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, or handicap. i~provement was at the Midway in Mankato. manager Stan leg was in- mill west of above picture was taken, a large crane was lifting the old leg above the feed mill. The new steel leg can be seen in a horizontal position in the foreground. Elevator employees work- ing with the installation crew from WaKeeney to the right of the mill were Steve Badger and Shawn Gouldie. On the left watching the operation were Lyle and Mahlon Powell of Powell Electric who were doing the wiring. Highway Department MANKATO CITY REPORT Connects: Shirley Arm- strong, Houser Trailer-Park; Pamela Grady, 731 N. Com~" mercial. Disconnects: Terry Wiley, 219 S. Clinton; Jim Powell, 731 N. Commercial. SOLOMON VALLEY GUN SHOW The Solomon Valley Gun Show will be held Thanks- giving weekend, Nov. 26, 27 and 28, at the Downs Memor- ial Hall, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. each day. There will b~ ,collectors' exhibits and trade merchan- dise. Prizes of $100 for the best gun collector display and $25 for the best cartridge display will be awarded. The event is sponsored by the Downs Chamber of Com- merce. oyees To Retire McElroy, who 17 after 42 with the Department, came in last making his for supplies, truck. supper was 29, at the Steakhouse McElroy State artment em- [ retire Nov. 17 of service. He II 40 Gov. John Ceremony in Year ago. At presented flat bed one he has the Highway to Work for the in October gradua- B High ernita, is have a Walton, Carl, and City, and in Wicb- will after 37 years of service with the State Highway Department. He was presented with a scrapbook of pictures and events during the years he has been an employee. His wife, Phyllis, is a bookkeeper for Jewell-Mitchell Electric Co-op. They have a son, Ben, who is attending Kansas State University in Manhattan. Congratulations to both Jack and Bill for their many years of efficient and faithful service. Those attending the retire- ment supper were: Mr. and Mrs. Dean Leonard, Mr. and Mrs. Richard Thompson, Mr. and Mrs. Rodney Howard, Mr. and Mrs.'Marvin Wagner, Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Richecky, Mr. and Mrs. Leslie Warner, Mr. and Mrs. Newell Alex- ander, Mr. and Mrs. Jim Rehmert, Mr. and Mrs. Harry Tyrell, Mr. and Mrs. Arthur (Bill) Lange, Mr. and Mrs. Carl McElroy, Mr. and Mrs. Grant Berry, Mr. and Mrs. Glenn Tyler, Mr. and Mrs. Ed ATTEND FHSU CONFERENCE Hays -- Robert Herbig, principal, Duane Snyder, counselor, and Superintend- ent Dale Boyles of Mankato High School and Richard Heaton, principal at Esbon High School, were among the 123 persons from 84 schools attending the 28th Annual Student, Counselor, Principal Conference, Nov. 2, at Fort Hays State University. The purpose of the confer- ence is for two-way com- munication between students at FHSU and administrators from the high schools the students were graduated. The communication centers around the transition of leav- ing the high schools and entering and succeeding at the University. Fort Hays State University is the only state-assisted four- year University in the west- ern two-thirds of Kansas and enrolls about 5,500 students annually. The 80-year-old liberal and applied arts institution first opened its doors in 1902. Frink, Mr. and Mrs. Mark Benson, Mr. Gordon Murray, Mr. Dave Davenport, Mr. Jay Platt, Mr. Ivan Hughes, Mr. Don White, Mr. Dale Frasier, Mr. Don Neilson, Mankato; Mr. John Sandusky, Mr. and Mrs. Marvin McDill, Mr. Alva Jeardoe, Mr. Mile Odgers of Belleville; Mr. and Mrs. Clinton Burger, Mr. Clarence Rhodes, Mr. Jim Caylor, Mr. Maynard Kline, Mr. Charles Wright, Mr. and Mrs. Ray LeClair of Concordia; and Mr. Fred Chapman, Mr. Duane Budke and Mr. Virgil Nichols of Beloit: TASTING LUNCHEON A Tasting Luncheon will be held Nov. 15, at the National Guard Armory in Mankato with registration from 11:45- 12:15. Everyone interested is invited to bring your favorite dish and table service to the luncheon and enjoy good food, fellowship and new ideas. Recipes for the dishes to be brought to the luncheon should be sent to the Exten- sion Office. A recipe booklet of the recipes will be available for purchase at the luncheon for 50c. Recipe forms are available at the Extension Office or you can use your own. Everyone welcome. Spon- sored by the JeweU County Extension Homemakers Council. KU SCHOLARSHIP WINNERS ANNOUNCED Lawrence -- The names of the students who have won the 3,350 scholarships offered by the University of Kansas for the 1982-83 academic year have been announced. The scholarships are admin- istered through the Kansas University Endowment Asso- ciation and the Office of Student Financial Aid, as- sisted by faculty committees. Award values vary. Winner of the Elizabeth Watkins Scholarship is Tam- ara Jean Johnson, a sopho- more in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Johnson of Formoso. Farm Bureau Annual Meetuncj The Jewel] County Farm NOTICE The City Office and Library will be closed Nov. 11 in observance of Veterans' Day. Bureau Annual Meeting was held Thursday, Nov. 4, at the Mankato High School. A fine dinner, catered by the Buffalo Roam Steakhouse, was served in the high school commons area preceding the meeting in the Little Theatre. J.C. Farm Bureau president Arnold Ross introduced Denis Roberts, J.C. Farm Bureau Agency manager, who wel- comed new members and thanked old members and the board of directors for their support. Rev. Carroll Everist, J.C. Farm Bureau special agent, gave the invocation. Roberts introduced his wife Jeanie and daughter Billie, who help at the office when needed: J.C. Farm Bureau office manager and secretary, Vycke Garman and husband Daniel; part-time assistant, Susan Winslow and husband Ken; and special guests. Wayne Trexler of Osborne, district claims adjuster, Hillon Steeples of Zurich. district director on the State Board, and wife Mona; Loren Wehr- enberg, secretary of the State Board of directors in Okla- homa; and Brad Judy, former State Board member, arid wife. Marvel. "The King's Slipper" vocal quartet gave a fine program of old time, popular and religious songs. They are Lindy Lindblad, Doug Bray and Guy Allphin of Beloit, and Mike Peterson of Concordia. Mayor Richard Diamond introduced the speaker of the evening, Dr. Gerald Tomanek, president of Fort Hays State University since 1976 and international authority on grasslands. The subject of his talk, which he illustrated with color slides, was "The Beauty of the Prairie." He showed slides of the Canada, the eastern and central grass- lands, the Flint Hills, the Dakota Sandstone country, Nebraska and Wyoming and the southwest as well as the wild flowers of this area. Dr. Tomanek told that it is the grassland that makes our excellent beef steaks, good clean water and enriches the soil, by the roots of the grasses and flowers. He con- cluded by saying if we don't take care of our grasslands they won't take care of us," President Arnold Ross con- ducted the business meeting. Secretary-Treasurer Ed Marr read the minutes of the 1981 meeting and gave a treas- urer's report which was ac- Members of the J.C. Farm Bureau board of directors are pictured at the annual meet- ing: left to right, front row, Daryl Cockroft, Lynn Gar- man. Chet Hanson, Ed Marr, Earl Buckley, Vycke Garman, office manageF, and Dorothy Borger; back row, Arnold Ross. Curtis Ernst, Jim Dooley, Leon Boden and Roger McCollough. cepted. Ross stated that the remodeling of the Jewell County Farm Bureau office had been done with money which was in savings and invited those who had not been in to stop by to see the improvements. Jim Dooley gave a report of the nominating committee. The following were unani- mously elected: Earl Buckley, district 2; Chet Hanson, dis- trict 4; Curtis Ernst, district 6: and Dorothy Borger, dis- trict 12, woman's chairman at large. Delegates and alternates to the state meeting were elected, also delegates to the Farm Bureau State Agricul- tural meeting, Lynn Garman, delegate, and Jim Dooley, alternate. Board of directors and their wives were asked to stand and be introduced. In addition to the above were Mr. and Mrs. Daryl Cockroft, Mr. and Mrs. Chet Hanson, Mr. and Mrs. Roger McCollough, Mr. and Mrs. Leon Boden, and Mr. and Mrs. Jim Dooley. Special guests who had not already been introduced were asked to stand. They were Bill Wood and Mary Boyd. Jim Dooley announced the winners of the door prizes which were donated by Man- kato Autobody, Denis Rob- erts and the Farm Bureau. Dr. Gerald Tomanek, pres. ident of Fort Hays State Uni- versity, speaker at the J.C. Farm Bureau meeting, center, was introduced by Mayor At the annual meeting, Darwin Cockroft, left, who attended the Farm Bureau Citizenship Seminar at Rock Springs, gave a report and County Voter Turnout Large There was a large voter turnout in Jewell County for the general election Nov. 2. Voters approved the 1% sales tax by a vote of 1170 to 814. This will take effect Feb. 1, 1983. The tax was proposed by the Jewell County com- missioners to help makeup the revenue loss because of the farm machinery exemp- tion. Other area counties ap- proving a sales tax were Ottawa and Lincoln. The sales tax in Smith and Ellsworth counties was voted down. The city of Concordia approved an additional l/z cent tax to their city tax of 1 cent. Republic County's 1/0, sales tax went into effect Nov. 1. The only county office voted on in Jewell County was that of commissioner of the 1st district. Gene Barrett, who was unopposed on the ballot, received a vote of 605. He will take office Jan. 1, 1983, replacing Tom Miles, present chairman of the com- mission, who chose not to run again. Governor John Carlin and Lt. Governor Tom Docking, who won the election in the state race over Sam Hardage and Dan Thiessen, winning in 39 counties including all four big population counties, losing to Hardage in 60 counties with a virtual tie in sLx, received a vote of 817 to Hardage's 1149 in Jewell County. After his victory speech, Carlin stated, "We certainly got a strong vote of confi- dence for the severance tax" and said he would propose such a tax to the legislature for the third time in January. Pat Roberts, Republican incumbent U.S. representa- tive of the 1st District, de- feated Kent Roth, Democrat, with 690/0 of the votes, won in Jewell County 1528 to 447. In the state vote, Secretary of State Jack Brier won over McCray with 620/0 of the votes and in Jewell County, 1278 to 480. Attorney General Bob Stephan won in the state over Burr with 67% of the votes and in Jewell County 1341 to 497. State Treasurer Joan Finney won by 58% over Holt and in Jewell County lost with a vote of 702 to 1122. State Commissioner of Insurance Fletcher Bell won easily with 87% statewide over his opponents and also in Jewell County. State Representative of the 109th district Keith Roe of Mankato, who was unopposed on the ballot, was re-elected with 1698 votes in Jewell County, 2149 in Smith County and 1961 in Osborne County, making a total of 5808 in the district. Clifford Campbell won again as state representative in the 106th district and incumbent 63rd District State Representative Bob Arbuth- not defeated Glen Strnad by only 256 votes. The judicial ballot retaining Supreme Court Justice Robert Miller and 3 judges of the Court of Appeals was favorable statewide and in Jewell County. thanked the members for sending him. Darwin is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Daryl Cockroft. HOLL TRANSFERRED TO BELOIT Two personnel changes at The Gas Service Company have been announced by Dick Studer, Beloit Division Man- ager. Raymond Holl, specialty man in Mankato, will be transferred to the Beloit office as operating supervisor in the Installation and-Service De- partment. He will succeed Clarence Cole, who has been assigned supervisory foreman duties. Mr. Holl, who joined the At the board meeting, Ross was re-elected president, Dooley, vice president, and Marr, secretary-treasurer. their 1982 tax statements last week. The county is not required by law to send state- ments, but in Jewell County, the statements are mailed as a courtesy to help property owners remember to pay their tax obligations before the penalty period begins. It is very unlikely that any changes in valuation can be made at this time. Valuation changes must be made in the spring of the year, during the month of May. Neither the appraiser nor the commis- sioners have any authority to make valuation changes after May 15 for real estate and June 16 for personal property. There are certain types of errors on tax statements which can be corrected at this time. Errors in names, ad- dresses, and-legal descrip- tions should be called to the attention of county authori- ties as soon as possible. Please keep in mind, however, that in some instances, legal descrip- tions must be abbreviated on the tax statement due to lack of space. If the wrong name is listed for the property owner, notify the appraiser's office. If the property is listed in the name of a person who has been deceased for several years, it Richard Diamond, left, and welcomed by J.C. Farm Bureau. President Arnold Ross, right. Russ Henningsen, right, son of Mr. and Mrs. Rex Henningsen, gave a report of the Farm Bureau Safety Sem- inar which he and Ron Roush, son of Mr. and Mrs. Jim Roush, attended. He also thanked the members for sending him. Company in 1949, has been'a specialty man in Mankato since 1965. He will continue making his home in Mankato. Mr. Cole, who has been as- sociated with the utility since 1941, started in Beloit and also worked in Ellsworth and Lincoln during his longtime career. Requests for service should be made through the Beloit office. Servicemen in Smith Center and Superior will be doing the work. They will be in Mankato once a week on a regular basis. Tax Statements Sent Out Jewell County property may be a simple matter of cludes allofthe above typesof possible error. owners should have received investigating probate records property which were listed on (3) The Intangibles Tax the 1982 assessment sheet. Personal property valua- tions are set each year fol- lowing the assessment dead- line. Copies are mailed out as soon after Apr. 15 as possible, and property owners are given a minimum of 10 days to file a complaint involving val- uation on personal property. Nearly all personal property values are assigned using state guidelines and state price manuals. Personal property ~sess- ment is always based on property ownership as of Jan. 1, regardless of what owner- ship changes may have oc- curred between assessment time and .the tax payment season the following Decem- ber. (2) The Real Estate Prop- erty Statement includes the land and all improvements intended to be permanent, such as buildings, concrete, asphalt, grain bins, etc. Real estate valuation rec- ords are maintained in the appraiser's office, and a notice is mailed to property owners if real estate valuations are changed. These notices are mailed near the first of each year so property owners will be able to appeal the valuation before Apr. 10 if there is a or filing an affidavit of death or determination of descent to get the ownership transferred to the heirs. Generally the longer this is put off, the more difficult the transfer becomes. If the property has recently been sold, ownership cannot be transferred until the deed has been recorded. If the real estate is being purchased on contract, the tax statement can be sent to the purchaser if the appraiser's office is noti- fied as to the purchaser's name and mailing address. If you have a question regarding your tax state- ments, it will be helpful if you understand the three types of statements which have re- cently been mailed: (1) The Personal Property Statement includes all prop- erty which is. not actually attached to the land perma- nently. Thus, personal prop- erty statements include farm machinery, planes, boats, trailers, livestock, inven- tories, and various types of equipment. Personal property also includes all vehicles with a tag rated OVER 12,000 pounds and vehicles which are no longer being tagged. Only vehicles and trailers are itemized on the tax statement itself, but the valuation in- Statement is a result of the requirement that all persons report the gross amount of their earnings on dividends, interest, or other gross earn- ings if the tax amount is over $5. In the past, these tax amounts have been reported to the counties by the Kansas Department of Revenue. This year, persons subject to in- tangibles taxation should report directly to the County Clerk on or before Apr. 15. The Jewell County court- house employees want you to understand your' taxes and will be glad to help answer questions you may have. If your question is about land ownership, contact the regis- ter of deeds office. If your question deals with the actual valuation, direct your ques- tions to the appraiser's office. If your question involves the tax levy or rate, ask the clerk's office for help. I{ your question has to do with the payment of taxes, the treas- urer's office will be your best source of information. If you are phoning to ask a question about taxes, be sure you know the correct legal description of the property. Communication is the be- ginning of understanding. We, (Continued on Page 2)