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Price 50 f Office located at 111 E. Main, Mankato, Kansas 66956 Established 1890, Volume 127, Issue No. 50 USPS, NO. 274-940 Thursday, December 15, 2016 The Jewell City Council met Dec. 5 Other complaints addressed were CMB license was approved for Arasmith and Amber Loomis. with thefollowinginattendance:Bruce pertaining to the area around the Jewell Grocery. Cindy reported there is continued Barrett, mayor; council members, dumpster and recycling trailer, as it KDHE conducted water and bum improvement to comply with the RF_,- Darrell Bohnert, Max Burks, Josh tends to be slick in the winter months site inspections and no deficiencies ACT inspection. It was approved to Burks and Wade Wilson; Amy because of ice or snow. It was sug- were found, allow Big Bear Repair to take care of Arasmith, city clerk; Amber Loomis, gested to relocate both to the old high Repairs have been madetothecom- removing the old wall heaters. city clerk in training. Kris Bolte was school parking lot. munitycenterheatingandcoolingsys- The board was in agreement to con- absent. Minutes of the Nov. 7 meeting Billing Ordinance No. 1050 was tern. tinue trash services with Chief Dis- were approved, reviewed by the council and approved North Central Kansas Capital Im- posal. David Knappert, city superinten- for payment, provement Planning surveys were Low census was discussed because dent, was in attendance to update the The city received a Dane G. Hansen given to the council to be completed there are currently eight vacant apart- council on past, present and future city Foundation grant for community de- and returned to the city office, ments. Cindy reported that Jenny projects. A slide show was shown of velopment. The next council meeting will be Russell would be willing to advertise the inside and outside features of the A letter of resignation from council held Jan. 3. information about the Jewell Apart- water tower, member Kris Bolte was accepted by Jewell Apartment board of direc- ments on the Jewell County Commu- Several dog complaints were dis- the council, tors met following the city council nity Development website. Other cussedanditwasdecidedthecityshould Ordinance Nos. 640 and 641 per- meeting. Attending were Bruce Barrett, means of advertising were discussed. notify Jewell County law enforcement taining to change in rates for trash and Max Burks, Wade Wilson, Josh Burks, Bills were reviewed and approved to aid in taking care of this issue, sewer were approved. Darrell Bohnert, Cindy Barrett, Amy for payment. Santa's Workshop, the first of its by a helper, labeled and taken by the All of this evening's Workshop is would like to invite everyone from the kind in Jewell County, will be held childthatnighttoplaceundertheirown being manned by volunteers and it is community to come to Santa's Work- Tuesday at Rock Hills Elementary tree for Christmas. All this time the going to take a lot of volunteers. The shop and join in the fun. There will be School. parents are relaxing with refreshments, committee has lined up six to sit at the cookies, coffee, punch and tea for ev- At this same time and place, Santa Traveling from the registration site to registration table, four will be running eryone. See the children talking with Claus, courtesyoftheMankatoCham- the shopping site and back to where therefreshmenttableandrefillingwith Santa, theexcitementofthechildrenas ber, will be on hand for the children to their parents are waiting for them, the more than 140 dozen cookies that have they come back with their arms full of visit with him about their wish list and children are never alone. Every child been donated, presents to where their parents are also receive a bag of candy from Santa. will have an assigned elf with them at "We think we have enough elves, waiting for them, and just take this Two photographers will be on hand to all times to help them in anyway. 30; gift wrappers, 25; and volunteers to time to sit back, have some refresh- takepicturesofthechildren withSanta. The workshop will be open 5:30 to help restock the tables with gifts, but ments and visit with others from the A single photo of the child will be 7:30 p.m., with plenty of gifts and a we could use more if someone would community in this Christmas season. printed that night and then all will be wide array of choices. The Santa's like to help. We are asking all of our It is not to late to register. Santa's placedonlineatwww.mankatoks.com, Workshop committee, which was open volunteerstoarriveby4:30p.m.,"said Workshop is not limited to children the Mankato Chamber's website, to anyone who wanted to work on this Sara. who live in Jewell County. Children WhatisSanta'sWorkshop?Aplace project, startedcollectingforthisevent "We have had 140 dozen cookiescanregisteratthedoorTuesday.Ifyou where children, infant through 5th several months ago. At the present donated by Boy Scouts, VFW Auxil- have any questions contactSaraReiter grade, cancomeandpurchaseagiftfor time there are 142 children registered iary, FBLA, GirlScouts,4-H, churches at785-378-3006. their immediate family members for a and the committee has allowed on the and individuals, and could always use If your child or children would like very small amount of money. In fact, average of six gifts each for a total of more," said Carol Wakefield who is in to visit with Santa and have their pic- for just 25 cents a gift will be pur- approximately 934 gifts, charge ofthe refreshment table. "Cook- ture taken with Santa, or just shop at chased. "According to what the committee ies need to be dropped off at Paul Santa's Workshop, or want to partici- What is better about this evening, has counted and depending on what Wiison's office or Carol Wakefield's pate in everything, come to the Rock the children who are shopping actually gifts are yet to come in, we haveenough home before Tuesday; or may beHills Elementary School. Entry will be pick out their gifts themseives and de- gifts for 50 more children than are dropped off at the school the afternoon atthemainentrancedoorlocatedatthe cide what family member will receive registered," said Sara Reiter, who has of Dec. 20 after 3:30 and before 5:30." northeast comer of Mankato Elemen- that gift from them. It is then wrapped spearheaded Santa's Workshop.Also, the workshop committee tary School. The Josh and Lori Bohnert family was honored as one of 10 Kansas Farm Bureau 2016 Farm Families of the Year at the KFB annual meeting, Dec. 5, in Manhattan. The Bohnerts' picture was taken at their homestead in Jewell County. Pictured with Josh and Lori are their chilcren, LeNae, Ashlyn, Lundyn, Kinley and Kolby. The regular meeting of Jewellfew more volunteers are needed. "Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find County Cinema, Inc., was held Nov. Thadd has installed the new pro- Them,""Arrival,""I'mNotAshamed," 28 at the Christian Church in Mankato, jector lamp and things are working "Star Wars: Rogue One,:""Sing" and called to order by Kristin Underwood, well. The old one has been stored for "Collateral Beauty." vice president. Members present were back-up if necessary. The movie planned for the up- Jill Klos, Lisa Goodheart, Sarah In new business: coming children's Chamber of Com- Ortman, Judy Dunn, Thadd Hinkle, After discussion about cancelling merce-Ute sponsored matinee is "The Kristin Underwood, Phyllis Christie the DeCember meeting as it falls the Secret Lives of Pets." There will be and Janis McDili day after Christmas, the committee free admission for ages 14 and younger During old business, the following decided the next meeting could wait and free popcorn. was discussed: until January, unless something press- Business that will be discussed in All of the old seats have been sold ing came up. the future, possibly at the next regular now. The painting of the remainder of Thadd presented the receipts and meeting on Jan. 30 at the Christian the floor (in front of the seating area) the list of scheduled screen ads for the Church in Mankato, is railing and will be completed over the holiday month, finishingtheconcessionarea;changes school break, if possible. Selection of upcoming movies to bylaws; Dane Hansen bathroom Sarah reported on the Santa's include"Dr.Strange,""AlmostChrist- grant;andtheaterkeysforboardmem- Workshop project at RHES and said a mas," "Hacksaw Ridge," "Moana," bers. Jeff and Megan Cheek have opened has now been moved to Jewell, Frank Frank's Radiator at 412 N. Bell in still stops by to see me and is always Jewell. pleased with how things are going," The Cheeks bought the radiator said Jeff. business from Frank Beech, Agra, The business is operated out of a where Frank had been in business for previously standing single car garage more than 35 years. The business was that sets on the east side of Jeff and purchased in August and moved to Megan'spropertyatN. Bell. The inside Jewell in October is fitted with a cement floor and a wood "Part of us buying the business was burning stove. Frank's equipment that that I would work in Agra with Frank the Cheeks purchased is a large dunk and he would teach me how to work on tank, hood and ventilation system, lift, the radiators. Eventhough the business air compressor and tools that are needed iliiiiiiiiiiii iiijiiiiiiiii!iiiil;i;'L Jeff and Megan Cheek purchased Frank's Radiator in Agra from Frank Beech and recently reopened the business in Jewell, to work on me radiators. Jeff repairs all kinds of radiators from flushing out, cleaning the sys- tem; rod out, which is a more in depth way to clean the system; cleans and patches; and checks and repairs air to air on semis. He will also build custom radiators, solder, work on aluminum, brass, cooper, or repair with plastic, whatever is required. Jeff works full time for the Jewell County Road Department as the bridge foreman. He will operate Frank's Ra- diator evenings and weekends and is available by phone at any time. Megan works in Beloit. The Cheeks have four children, Emily 9, Blake 7, Cole 4 and Rhett 14 months. "My goal is to better our family living, build a business for our future and the future of this community," said Jeff. Santa Claus coming to Jewell County Santa will be arriving in Jewell County this weekend! Santa will be arriving at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Burr Oak Community Building. There will be cookies and drinks served. The Burr Oak merchants Christmas drawing will be held. Starting at 2 p.m. Saturday in Mankato, the Ute Theater will be spon- soring a free movie with free popcorn and water served by Mankato Cham- ber of Commerce members. The movie will be "The Secret Life of Pets." This movie is free to all children. The Cham- ber Bucks drawing will be held at 1:45 p.m. at the theater. At 3 p.m. Saturday, Santa will make his last stop of the day in Jewell, arriv- ing at the Jewell Community Center aboard the local firetruck. On Sunday at 2 p.m., Santa will be back in Jewell County and can be vis- ited at the Esbon Community Center. Also at this time, the annual commu- nity drawing will be held with snacks. District judge to .retire Jan. 9 After nearly 17 years on the bench serving as a district judge for the 12th Judicial District, Judge John Bingham will retire when his current term ends on Jan. 9. The 12th Judi- cial District in- cludes Cloud, Jewell, Lincoln, Mitchell, Republic and Washington counties. "I applied for the position of magistrate judge and was honored to be selected. Magistrate judges in Kan- sas are an integral part of the justice system that will be greatly missed if Kansas abandons the wisdom of this position," Bingham said. "I have been honored to work Ibr Kansas and its people. I will greatly miss the work, but I am prepared for the next step in my life. I thank everyone 1 worked with during my tenure." Bingham enjoyed a number of pro- fessional pursuits in the legal field be- tore he became a magistrate judge. including working for tile state of Kan- sas, the governor's office, as assistanl district attorney and in private prac- tice. Bingham graduated |'ronl the I lni- versity of Kansas and the t lift versit y of Kansas School of Law. He also served in the U.S. Army. 'The Texans' will perform in Jewell Sunday evening "'The Texans" will be per/orlning the "Reason for the Season" concert at the Jewell Christian Church on Sun- day. A soup supper will begin at 5 p.m. with the musical celebration following at 6:30 p.m. The public is invited for soup and the concert following. A tree will donation will be taken. The Texans Ministry was originally organized in 1971 at Dallas Christian College as "'The Master's Four.'" a full time traveling quartet. In 1981. they moved to Branson. Me., to perform in family entertainment shows. It was at this time they became known as "'The Texans." In 1999. The Texans became a full time traveling ministry performing lnore than 300 concerts a year. In 2005, under God's direction, a new mission came together. "'The Texans" joined "'The Great Passion Play'" in Eureka Springs. Ark. Sam (from The Texans) became the executive director and they opened the "'Top of The Mountain Din- ner Theater" on the grounds of "The Great Passion Play." In 2013. "The Texans" started a new Ministry called T.I.M. (Texans International Minis- tries). This is a ministry that designs, develops and distributes needed re- sources to missionaries around the world. The Texans' concerts are more than just a concert, they are opportunities to help millions around the world. Jewell County's-Josh and LoriLeNae, Ashlyn, Lundyn~Kinley arid' Bohnert have been honored as the Kan- Kolby. sas Farm Bureau's (KFB) Farm Fam- The Bohnerts workwith Josh's par- tly of the Year for the bureau's sixth ents on their diversified crop and live- geographic district. The Bohnerts re- stockoperation. The crops include corn, ceived the award during Kansas Farm wheat, mild, alfalfa and soybeans. Josh Bureau' s 98th annual meeting in Man- devotes the majority of his time to hattan last Monday. managing their cattle operation. One family in each of Kansas Farm Since 2005. Josh has served on the Bureau's 10 geographic districts is se- Jewell County Farm Bureau board of lected each year for the Farm Family of directors. He has also served as a vet- the Year award. The award recognizes ing delegate to KFB's annual meeting. families for their service and leader- Both Josh and Loft served on the state ship in agriculture, the Farm Bureau Young Farmers and Ranchers corn- and their communities, mittee. For the past three years, the Josh and Lori have five children, couple has volunteered at their farm organization" s booth at the Kansas State Fair. In addition, Josh stays active in his community through his time on the Jewell County Fair Board and Jewell Volunteer Fire Depamnent. Lori has volunteered as a youth soccer coach, vacation Bible school helper and a Relay for Life volunteer. The Bohnerts believe Farm Bureau's role in the future will be to facilitate continued comintinication from farmers to consumers. They feel Farm Bureau will continue to counter misinformation affecting the agricul- tural industry. Dec. 17isadayofChristmasactiv- hisreindeeroutsideoftown, theJewell the contest. Judging will be Dec. 17 ity for Jewell City at the Jewell Com- firetruck will delivery Santa to the and the winner will be announced fol- munity Center. From the young to the CommunityCenterforboththeyoung lowing the road rally:scavenger bunt. elderly, the center will be alive with and elderly to share their wish lists More information on the lighling con- activity, laughter and merryment, with. test can be obtained from Deb Bohuert The everpopularJewellChristmas After Santa's visit, a Christmas or Gaye Daniels. Sampler will start at2 p.m. with samples prize drawing for all ages will be held. New this year to the Christmas ac- of roll ups, chips and dips. cheese- The prizes are provided by Jewell tivities is Mistletoe Madness, road cakes, homemade candy, holiday businesses, individuals and organiza- rally-scavenger hunt that will be held drinks, and much more offered to each tions, at 6:30 p.m., starting at the Jeweli and every one who stops in. These A Jewell lighting contest is being Conmmnity Center. There wiil be an samples will be provided by organi/a- held again this year, sponsored by entry fl:e per vehicle and a cash prize tions, churches and businesses. Jewell Chamber of Commerce. Jewell will be awarded. Ret'reshments will be At 3 p.m. after Santa stakes down Scriptwillbeawardedtothewinnerof served after the rally. Jewell ('ounty ('omnlissioner 2005. Other oulgoing N('RPC bt,ald Dwight Frost was recognized li~l his illenlbers recoguizcd al Ihe ineeting contributions to the North ('entral Re- were (;;ill I:,nglc, u he has represented gional Planning ('onltnission Cloud County on Ihc I)oard since 21115, (NCRPC) at its executive board ineei- and (;erald Huehl. u he has rcpresenled ing Dec. I in Beloit. lincoln ('ouniy on the board since Frost has serxetl on the board since 2013. ('urrent board chair (;ary Ouellelle. %'ashinglon ('OUllty. pro- The Texans are (from left) Curtis Ray, Brenda Ray and Sam Ray. They will perform a Christmas concert in Jewell on Sunday evening. scntcd each uith a certilicate of appre- clarion. "These individuals have given gen- erously of their ti me over the years and we thank thcnl for their connnit ment to lhc organizalion ;ind 1o the region," said l)oug McKinney. NCRPC execu- five director. The NCRPC is a comprehensive Colunluniiy phinning alld development organizalion that has Served northcenlral Kansas t]~l inore than 40 years. Currently, 12 counties'and 83 cities inake up the primary NCRPC service area. : i771 ~i;i;iii~il /)wight Frost