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r Price 50 located at 111 E. Main, Mankato, Kansas 66956 Established 1890, Volume 113, Issue No. 46 USPS, NO. 274-940 Thursday, November 13, 2003 Dean Schuitz resigned his posi- guidance counselor and super- of USD 278 at the regular education meeting Monday. resignation, effective June 30, with regret by the board. directed Schultz to adver- 2004-05 year. t discussion concerning the Stan- Contract for Services from Pro- Roof Consultants, LLC, was held. Joe Baker was and addressed concerns and from the board. There was taken on the contract at this The district's attorney will re- contract further and discuss changes. matter of offering for sale of principal amount of general school building bonds, se- was discussed and approved t. balances at the jun- letter will be sent from the office. The accounts left will be referred to the If no contact for payment is made, the 278 leader Veterans signs position honored at events past due accounts will be turneo over to small claims court for collection. With a 6-1 vote, the board removed reco.gnition of the Seven-Star Land- scaplng Activity at the junior-senior high school. The balance remaining in the landscaping activity account was transferred to the vo-agaccount to off- set the negative balance in that ac- count. A negative balance of approxi- mately $235 will remain in the vo-ag fund. The board directed Principal Walter to encourage the instructor to make extra efforts to clear up this prob- lem. Board member Steve Little reported to the board on options presented by two insurance companies. Little said he hopes the committee can meet with several others before they make a rec- ommendation. Contracts were approved for Dale True as the junior high head boys bas- ketball coach and Mel Shootman as junior high head girls basketball coach. The renewal of the interlocal agree- ment with Smoky Hill Education Ser- vice Center, effectiveJuly 1 to June 30, 2009, was approved. Approval was given for a 25 cent per hour increase in wages for Kim Roifs and Brenda Flinn after their fa- vorable 90 day evaluation. All Board members ~were present. Sheriff requests aid locating vandals ~- The city of Jewell was vandalized sometime during the night Saturday or early morning Sunday and local au- thorities are requesting assistance in the investigation. Jewell County Sheriff' s Department reports two stop signs and a highway marker damaged, several wooden bar- rel planters along Delaware Street were upset, items were placed in the street in front of the Jewell Junior-Senior High School and yard ornaments atthe Jewell Implement Building were de- stroyed. Those with information are asked to contact the sheriff's office. ects begin at State Lake feand announced recently that several at Jeweil County State Fish- pleted this winter spring. an with a new, self contained !toilet, improving the boat ramp a handicap accessible dock. Wildlife and Parks ill begin work ) within a few weeks. restroom and dock will be com- spring season. project is funded by a federal grant and state boat- The toilet will provide handi- and the new ramp will im- ~launching capabilities for today' s and trailers. The lake, existing ramp and toilet facilities were in the 1950s. diken asks for " " in county Taddiken of the 21st rent ban on Sunday sales of alcohol; , came to Jewell County Mon- what forms of taxation should fund Mankato and Jewell. cities, counties and school districts. accompanied by his Taddiken stressed that he realizes bebra (Alcorn), a native of Man-. the importance of the small rural towns graduate of Mankato High -to their communities and that there needs to be more done to try to help spoke with people at the keep the young people in their home meeting room in Mankato communities. The Taddikens live in Clifton and own a family farm near Clifton that has been in the family for over 100 years. and then went to the Jewell Building in Jewell. iken provided a "share your sheet to those in attendance, a question and an- Taddiken said that he to hear what people believe nake Kansas a better to live. subjects on the sharing list new casin0s be outside of the reservations; Kansas legislature pass leg- allowing private citizens to 1 concealed firearms; should the legislature maintain the cur- residents in car crash Jewell County residents, and B arbara Wyman, were killed accident Saturday night, les west of Downs. , Barbara, and their grand- 6, were trav- est on Highway 24 in a con- Their car struck a Case that was parked on the road- :to the Kansas Highway report, Barbara was Larry walked to get and Rayanna were trans- the Osborne County Hospi- was airlifted to Wesley Wichita, where she was and released the following day. etoSt. Grand Island. lived in Portis and it they were on their way the accident occurred at Larry was driving the 1967 report stated were not wearing seat belts. t in the Burr Oak- years during the and '80s when larry was em- Veterans Day Programs were held at White Rock Elementary and High School, Burr Oak in the morning and at the Middle School, Esbon, in the after- noon. The morning program at Burr Oak was sponsored by the Emory Clemons Post 263 and Auxiliary. Members of the Legion served as color guard. Elementary and high school students, as well as the public, attended. The Flag Salute was recited by the Junior Auxiliary members, tlie high school band played "Star Spangled Banner" and Wanda Fraiser presented the welcome. A violin trio performed,,,as did sev- eral groups of grade school and high school students. Dan Dempsey was the guest speaker. Frasier recognized veteran in atten- dance and called attention to the letters on the gym wall, written by the K-5th graders to White Rock High School graduate Whit Boyles, who is cun~ntly serving in the army, stationed in Iraq. World War II Veteran Lyle Rightmeier, Mankato, spoke at the middle school program, along with readings and music by students. The color guard was provided by Perry A. Lamb, Post #368, Esbon. Mankato Schools and Mankato VFW Post 7830 and Auxiliary host a program honoring local veterans Monday at MHS Little Theatre. Veterans Don Fleming, Formoso, and Cindy Bauman, Mankato, (far dght) participate in the color guard. Vocal students sang the song of each military branch and approximately 30 veterans were invited forward to introduce themselves, tell their branch of service and where they served. later moved to the Glen area and later on to Larry attended high school at funeral for the Wymans is to- November 13. Reed, Mizner bargain for USD 104 board White Rock School Board mem- bers Jim Reed and Ray Mizner were appointed as the board's 2004-2005 negotiating team at Monday's schoolboard meeting, held at the high school. School board members present at the start of the meeting, 7:30 p.m., were president Lori Yelken, Lesa Peroutek, Ray Mizner, Bill Wilson, Jim Reed and Ken Garman. Wanda Frasier arrived at 9:00 p.m. A textbook waiver was approved as part of the consent agenda. A 19-inch colored television and library books were declared surplus and will be dis- posed of. The minutes of the Oct. 13 meeting were approved as presented. The treasurer's report and bills for the month were reviewed and approved. A transfer of $1,000 from supplemen- talg-e-fieral to vocational education was also approved. Superintendent Walker reported on the PLAN test and scores taken each year by the sophomores. The annual Commmunity Connection held last Thursday night was discussed. New copier leases were also discussed. An estimate cost for new stage cur- Senator Mark Taddiken, Clifton, and his wife, Debra, enter the Jewell Community Center during Monday's visit to Jewell County. Debra is a Jewell County native, daughter of Doyle =Hooley" Alcom and the late Barbara (VanWey) Alcorn. Taddiken was touring ~e district, visiting with constituents in preparation for the 2004 Legislative Session. ilj tains at the middle schoolis from $6,550 to $7,200. No decision was made on the curtains. It was reported that 25 people took the flu shot. Inform~on coneerniag a Russian Exchange prolIam for late in the spring was discussed. Jim Reed was appointed as the KASB Delegate. The Smoky Hill Educational Service Center Interlocal Agreement was approved as presented. Following two executive sessions, held for the purpose of discussing non- elected personnel, the meeting was adjourned. Investigation nets meth labs in Jewell, Mitchell Counties In a joint narcotics investigation by Mitchell and Jewell County Sheriffs' Departments, Beloit Police Department and Kansas Bureau of Investigation, three locations were searched and of- fleers found items believed used in the manufacture of methamphetamines. Jeffery W. Robison, 35, Beloit, was arrested last Wednesday for posses- sion of a controlled substance. Thursday Mitchell County Sheriff' s officers and Kansas Bureau of Inves- tigation officers, with assistance from the Beloit Police Department, obtained a search warrant for two residences in Beloit. Items seized at both locations were consistent with items used in the manufacture of methamphetamine. The same day, the Jewell County officers and KBI, with the assistance of the Mitchell County Sheriff's of- rice, executed a search warrant at the Joe Bouska farm, rural Mankato. There they found items consistent with the manufacture of methamphetarnine. Charges are pending and a lab analy- sis is being conducted of the items seized. Mankato Weather " Bill Wood, observer Tuesday, Nov. 4 42 31 Wednesday, Nov. 5 -- 22 Thursday, Nov. 6 42 -- Friday, Nov. 747 28 Saturday, Nov. 8 35 27 Sunday, Nov. 946 27 Monday, Nov. 10 56 27 Moisture for week - .32 Robbins heads up county Head Start Julie Robbins, Mankato, has been appointed supervisor of the Jewell County Head Start program, replacing Denise Davie, who resigned recently. Robbins' appointment was effective Oct. 29. Robbins worked with the program since August 1999 and was formerly the head start teacher aide and driver. Robbins and her husband, Steve, and two children, Nicholas and Violette, live in Mankato. She is the daughter of James and Marie Pinson, Burr Oak, and granddaughter of Paw- nee Park, also of Burr Oak. Jewell play is Friday The Jewell High School Draraaclass presents "Happy Valley High," Friday night at the Jewell High School Audi- torium. This musical comedy by Shubert and Steven Fendrich is complete with vintage ! 950 costumes donated by area residents. The music is both live and staged and dance numbers are choreo- graphed by Gayle Miller, Mankato. The production relives high school days of ! 959. "Football games, small town rivalries, lovers quarrels and love restored, create the story line that is surrounded by authentic 50s hits in a song and dance format," said director Charli Barrett. A newly installed sound system in the auditorium will be used for the first time. Prior to the production, the sopho- more class will serve a dinner. Reser- vations must be made for the dinner, which is served at 7 p.m. Head Start children get new coats Children attending the Jewell County Head Start program received new winter coats, donated by members of the Montrose United Methodist Church. This is the second year the church has provided this service for the chil-. dren. The project is part of the church outreach program. Dan and Lynn Dempsey delivered the coats last week. "We really appreciate this dona- tion," said Julie Robbins, Head Start supervisor. Death issues are focus of program "Understanding Death Related Is- sues," is the title of a program Tues- day, Nov. 18 at 8 p.m. at the Mankato VFW building. The guest speaker is Laura Sehons of the Midwest Transplant Network. Subjects addressed include the living will, durable power of attorney for health care decisions, advance diree- fives and tissue and organ donation. The program issponsored by the Mankato VFW Auxiliary and the pub- lic is invited to attend. Vet rep visits Nov. 26 Russell A. Sharff, "qeterans Em- ployment Representative, will be in Mankato to work with all veterans seek- ing employment in the public or pri- vate sector on Wednesday, Nov. 26, 9:30 to 11 a.m. at the courthouse. Wamego man takes ill at Burr Oak, dies in Kearney hospital David Winsor, 30, Wamego, died Friday at a Kearney hospital ",ffter be- ing airlifted from Jewell County Hos- pital Thursday. Winsor apparently became ill Thursday while a guest in the Bill May home in Burr Oak. The Jewell County Sheriff and Jewell County EMS were called to the May residence Thursday afternoon. According to Jewell County Sher- iffKim Ost and Coroner Dan Calderon, an autopsy was performed which did not reveal anything of a suspicious nature. Authorities report there are test results yet to.be received. Winsor was taken off life support Friday. The death is being investigated by the Jewell County Sheriff's Depart- ment and the Kansas Bureau of Inves- tigation. Work conUn~ee onthe installation of curbs and gutters along Highway 36 in Mankato. Pending cooperation of me weather man, work should be completed in the near future. ~ ~~. ~ ....