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5A JEWELL COUNTY RECORD Thursday, December 15, 2016 Public Notices IC~¸ / :i~iiiil ~?!!i \ (Published December 15, 2016 in the Jewell County Record) Ordinance No. 640 AnordinancechangingthemonthlyEd note: Following is thefinal in- power, its traditional dominance in Io- sewer rate in the City of JeweU. stallmenr of a three part series. Parts cal and statewide elections, its majori- Be it ordained by the governing one and two appeared several weeks ties in the state legislature, its iron hold body of the City of Jewell, Kansas: ago in this newspaper, on the executive branch and congres- Section 1. That section two (2) of Ordinance six hundred twenty-five By John Marshall sional delegation. (625) and all other ordinances relating John Marshall has been writing about Kansas fot The coup had signaled a shift, ex- to monthly sewer rates, are hereby rnorethan4Oyearsandisaformerpublisherandeditor with the Harris Group Newspapers, and retired owner- repealed, editor of the Lindsborg News-Record. He continues to Section 2. That there shall be paid write a weekly column for the News-Record. This is the to the City of Jewell, Kansas, the sum of six dollars ($6.00) per month by all persons, corporations, and organiza- tions whose premises are connected to the sanitary sewer system. Section 3. That these new rates will be in effect as of the January, 2017 thired in a series of three articles. Over the five decades leading to a new millennium, state govemment in Kansas assumed a rhythm of reform and advancement• Today it thrums with the drone of demolition• In the past installments of this se- posing a weakness. A legislative mis- sion - solving substantive problems - was being lost in a swarm of coalitions moved more by special interest than common purpose• Miller and his colleagues, includ- ing Democrat Marvin Barkis, the char- ismatic speaker of the house, would represent the last of generations who understood one truth in their savage billings which are due and payable during the first ten (10) days of Febru- ary and after this publication in the official city newspaper. Passed and adopted by the govern- ing body of the City of Jewell, Kansas the 5th day of December, 2016. Brace Barrett Mayor Attest: Amalie J. Arasmith City Clerk Seal ZNEZ 50-1c ries we have tried to weave together political culture: that in a modem in- the bright and faded threads of time, dustrial society, all individual effort periods in recent state history marked must be braced by a government that by great government achievement• guarantees, at least, opportunities for From an invigorated, post World War those who want to work, food for those II Kansas in the 1950s, through the who would otherwise starve, pensions dramatic welfare, tax and education for the old and medical care for the reforms of the 80s and 90s, men and sick. women in state politics were the ves- This is what had moved earlier gen- sels of ideas - ideas that took form in erations in Kansas government. It is things tangible and beneficial: a state what had inspired decades of reform Members of the 2016 Rock Hills Jr. High girls basketball team are (back row, from Ioi1) Eve Meyers, Karrigan Dunstan, Jauclyn "Lemke, Caitlynn Scar- self-immunized against polio, one of and advancement• The legislative, ex- row, Amber Dean, Avery Brown, (front row) Danica Frost, Aubree Whelchel, Eva Cleary Hayley Gloria-Oft z, Lauren Whelchel Haley Garst, Selene Luong, the first networks of super highways, ecutive and judicial branches had be- Venessa Frost, (not pictured are) Jam e Harvey (head coach) and Katie Whe che (assistant coach). hot lunches for schools, flood control lieved that government should make (Published December 15, 2016 with lakes and reservoirs, statewide life more rewarding for its citizens, tions, aid to the poor and mentally ill, der the Affordable Care Act, a new sive. Most of these cuts are to recover - The Cloud County sheriff-elect was in the Jewell County Record)school unification, our first equitable All that had begun to change, in govemmental ethics and campaign federal law; Kansas must now pay for revenues lost to reducing the state in- called to Jewell County and asked tO ' " " Ordinance No. 641 (one-man, one- vote) legislative reap- The shifting sources of power in finance-werewatereddownwithnew the exchange, a federal requirement, come tax. bring the bloodhounds to trail 'some An ordinance establishing monthly portionment, enactment of a national government can be seen first in the exceptions and exemptions. Brownback has made it clear that This and more are in view of the fellow who had stolen half a hog from charges for trash pickup fees within model in public school finance• For struggles for political leadership, and By 2010, the population shifts in Kansans must renounce the past. Each governor's demands that the state not a farmer living 13 miles wes't of the City of Jewell. starters, later in the new power of special inter- two federal censuses demanded more year we - like Nebraskans and Okla- meddle in affairs best left to individu- Jamestown. - ' Be it ordained by the goveming Government had made the great est groups. And as the special interests legislative reapportionment; the allot- homans, Californians and people in als, such as paying higher property A Topeka man who. had always body of the City of Jewell, Kansas: difference between a Kansas that was " grew in number and finance, so did ment of power shifted even more to every other state - had wanted, needed taxes or higher college tuition or auto- beeninStraightenedcircumsfancesfell Section 1.Thateachresidenceshall more livable and one that was merely their corps of academics, thinkers, bechargedafeeoftendollars($10.00) lived-in. The legislative, judicial and economists and ruminant idea brokers, urban and suburban districts• Nearly and asked for more from Washington mobile taxes• Nor would government heir to a lot money, Goi0g•home he . two-thirds of the Kansas Senate and and from Topeka. We did this in the encourage local entities to seek state handed his wife a roll of l~ills and t01d for trash collection per month.This fee executive branches were composed of They were developing the look and House of Representatives would be name of better schools and highways, aid. her to go out and buy her some decent will becomein effect as of the January, peopleinspiredby theirown hard lives, feel-of political part(es themselves; elected by voters in six metropolitan help for the poor, the elderly, the sick. A form of confederacy seems envi- clothes, 'T 11 not do it "was her 'indi~- 2017 billings which aredue and pay- beforedirt paths became roads, when someofthemwould, ineffect, become counties: Shawnee, Johnson, Wyan- Airports and railroads, endowments sioned,astatecomposedofself-reliant nantresponse,'Tmgoingtobuydlofhes ' able during the first ten (10) days of kerosene, not electricity lighted most parties February and after this publication in homes, when schools needed good farm - Reoublican Gov Mike Harden,dotte, Leavenworth and Douglas in the for the arts, communities stricken with regions that provide local solutions to that are in style" • • - • - - northeast, and Sedgwick in southcen- disaster, farmers and hundreds ofother local problems, local taxes for local 1 H 1- " the official city newspaper, prices to stay open, before the enact- elected in 1986, had been a disaster, tral Kansas. groups and causes were anaong bene ........ "J ~ nd less G en a eboughttheFormosoNew hungers, wlm less provlueu a .... eke Era from his father J F Hale The Section 2. This ordinance will re- ment of standards and a gallon (of mishandling a long list of issues, most After Brownback's election as gov- factors of state and federal aid. requlrea from lop . . ' ' • • peal any and all ordinances presently milk••• gasoline•••) could be 4 quarts in involving taxation• His failure to man- emor, there was legislative resistance Far from being a state of indepen- o,, ~ nffnrd it9 t~an a league of latter then dedicated all his energies to. in effect pertaining to trash hauling one town, or 31/2 in another, before age a crisis in public school finance - to his sharp conservative agenda• The dents, the governor intones, we have . ,""- ";" 7-"',~"" vemin--re-ions the Osborne News The New Era was "' • lnoepenaent, sell-gog g ..... fees with contractor, there was running water• Before gov- triggered by horrendous property tax governor's chief of staff resigned in become a nourisher of dependency• replace the unified' government once said to be on. a good paying basis•. Passed and adopted by the govem- ernment acted to help. increases- was a prime signal that his 2012 to organize and manage primary This must stop, Brownback be ...... 9 "~ "Le -over It was said John G G Harrison had emnracea in lopeKa. ..an m g - ' ' ing body of the City of Jewell, Kansas That was then. Now the genera- tenure as governor would be limited to election campaigns to defeat eight in- lieves. Thus his plan for a state with no norand big le~,islature abandon the old built the "doggonest biggest .15urn tn the 5th day of December, 2016. tions have passed, and with them the one term. "" ............ " ............. Bruce Barrett belief in government as a benefactor• Democrats in 1988 and 1990 had cumbent Repub!ican senators critical incometaxes;astatethatrejects(some) ways ado ........ olsmanue me achievements Jewell county, ." H s. .barn and of the governor s agenda• Six of the federal aid; a state with legislation that of the past six" decades•9 Plowman s new barn sh0wed'upfine Mayor The change has been rapid. In a gained 12 seats in the House for their incumbents, including the senate presi- squashes federal gun laws, dismantles ..... will tell from the valley road The Harrison lime, ann pOlitiCS, . " " . . Attest: decade, the compositionofthe Kansas 63-62 majority; In the Senate, Repub- dent, were unseated by Brownback revenue sharing for cities and coun- barn held 20 horses, 100 head of cattle Amalie J. Arasmith Senate and House of Representatives licans held a slim 22-18 margin• loyalists, whose campaigns were ties, abolishes the Kansas Turnpike and hay for all the farm's stock. City Clerk has become mostly urban and mostly Hayden lost his bid for reelection in heavily financed by the Kansas Chum- Authority, revokes paycheck dues col- l'Imti/lall ~"~N ]~/l[lai'ltlNr~la~ The parcel post was so cluttered up ~ TT ~,sAA ~JVO J.V~IL~O.ILAA~WlLA~,elJ .-T .i / • ' -/ ' ~" Seal ZNEZ50-1c young• It is alegislature largely inex- 1990 to Joan Finney, apopulistDemo- ber of Commerce and conservative lection by teacher unions, gives the wlm mall-order prunes me farmers perienced, heavily motivated, under- crat who had served two popular terms cause lobbies funded by the billionaire governor sole authority to appoint up- Continued from page 4 didn't have a chance to send butter and tested - all sketch and no blueprint, as state treasurer. "They have never been harmed," But the attempted coup against brothers Charles and David Koch. pellatejudges, and strikes most prohi- eggs direct to the consumers, Veteran legislators were leaving, bitions from the state'sopen meetings in the university at Burr Oak. The ThepeopleofPleasantPrairiecom- Courthouse News says a veteran lobbyist with morethan Miller visited a question of control: some voluntarily if reluctantly• They law. Domestic Science Class of Burr Oak munity had cleaned and burned the 30 years at the Capitol• "They have Had random cwilitions replaced the took with them the experience, institu- The legislature and governor have High School served the banquet. There cemetery yard and put a good; substan- Jewell County never hadanythingbadhappen to them, political parties and their leaders as the tional memory and personal histories established the Kansas Preservation of was an orchestra and a lot of college tml iron fence with a large gate wltla unlike their predecessors• Nobody in incubators of power at the Capitol? that had inspired their legislation and Religious Freedom Act, which allows nen : . "Ple~anl; Prairie" ~nterwoven in. let- Katrina Anderson,TraffiCspeeZling, $1~ their~been w~thout goodscli0olingL~°r~"'~eY haVeor never. J T.J rewith i ~use the partyiS nOisP linenot invoLv~ in get,be- enlivened theircommitment. Elections people to skirt state and local laws or you have no gymnasium hand~¢, .... tors vi~'dded gr~b,t'~ ~o ttte appearZ.~i/. John A. Bauer Jr., overweight lim- out a car or a cell•ph0ne. They have ring people elected any more," Miller had become too arduous, campaigns regulations if enforcement would vie- try the wood pile. ..... ance ot-tl~/cemet~.,y ..... , _ .~ too bitter, the legislative process too late a"sincerely-held religious tenet or A Mavta~ dower washer or a steel Mr. ann Mrs. omsmore p|anned to its, $605. never been hoodwinked, politically at had said. "Legislators are elected on vindictive• belief." range wo'uld-make a good Christmas visitMr.andMrs.S.E.HillatMankato. Dale Z. Bettencourt, unlawful reg- least. They don't see a need for all this their own energy, with organizations istration, $353. liability insurancecov- ,, Younger legislators were arriving Self-reliance, the governor's legis- present They were pioneer friends• help. they put together themselves. Where from the cities and suburbs, products lature believes, begins with cutting Whiie Miss Lethe Miller was visit- The Rev.Warebergintendedtohoid erage required, $300. They seem naive, in a dangerous, the money comes fro,m, where the of a world of material wealth, the land- allowances• This year: ing at Asherville, she was in an auto services at the East Allen Lutheran Thomas Theodore Bollinger, II, arrogant way. To the newer legisla- workers come from, that sallchanged, scapesofentitlement.Peoplenolonger -$25to$30millionfromthestate's wreck thattried to kill three women, Church Sunday. forenoon. In the after- failure to wear seatbelt, $10. tors, the past achievements of govern- Republicans regained a majority in wondered where the good roads would six universities; but i! didn t quite do it. But it had the noon an examlnanon was tO be held Timothy W. Buhnnan, failure to ment and its politics are nearly irrel- theHousein 1993,Millersurvivedand come from, they already had them; -$35millionfromfundingforother auto s wheels in the air and all the with the Sunday school scholars in the wear seatbelt, $10. event, relics of primitive times; gov- was elected speaker, but beneath a there were no questionsaboutthe qual- higher education in'stitutions; women buried underneath studies they have gone over in the past Christopher D. Ellis, Jr. failure to emmentisnolongerseenasabenefac- veneer of renewed Republican su- ity of air or water because there was - $13 million from the University Hang the walls with holly, toot the year. . . wear seatbelt, $10. tor, but as an impediment. Govern- premacy, rebels- they were actually plentyofboth;theirschoolswerenew, of Kansas Medical Center; old trombone, baste the fat!y turkey, JorgenLarsenlntendedtotreath~m- George E. Fiehler, operate a motor ment is an expense in need of heavy called "rebels" - began to grow in theplumbingworkedathomeandthere - $168 million from counties' me- call the children home! It s almost self and his family to an uvermnoas a vehicle with valid license, $158. trimming, number and voice, were iPhones; for all. Health care and tor vehicle tax revenues; Christmas Heather D. File, speeding, $153. To understand how it has come to " The rebels were fresh, ardent sup, poverty were not a problem, not where - $500,000 from the Kansas Cre- " Continued to page 7 James Allen Harrington, operate this, we must see that for most of ply-side, fiscal conservatives deter- they lived, ative Arts Industries Commission; ~ m°t°r vehicle with°at a valid license' Kansas hist°ry' p°litical Parties had mined t° cut taxes and re-shape state The issue, as they were instructed,- $500,000 from the Kansas De-~~ r~~v' ~ ~~o~vHBas~ ' $753. been the chief agents for the brokerage spending. Many of them were devout was government- its size, its expense• partment of Wildlife and Parks' cabin Jacob Hoselton, operate motor ve- of power in government. It has been anti-abortionists; nearly all were The coalitions to which they belonged rental fund. (The department, whichis hicleistration,Without$ t 00.valid license, $403, reg- Miller,mere thanoncetWOthe decadeSlongest_servingSince Robertmem_ termpaintedembracedaS "socialby theC°nservativeS"press• a told them so. The complexity and an- underorderstobecomefinancially self- ; ~ r~.~Ti ~J~ o~ ~i~ii~LO6Y Andrew B. Krier, speeding, $153. guish of modernization had come to sufficient, hadbeenaccruingthemoney Ty A. Lagasse, unlawful registra- ber of the House of Representatives, One of them, Rep. Kerry Patrick, a tion, $208. warned us that the parties were on the sharpandenergetic idealistfrom Over- clash with theories of a simpler life, a to pay for maintenance projects•) IT~ KyleA. Lockwood, speeding, $183. way out. land Park, sponsored a bill demanding less expensive govemment, one with - $20 million taken from the Ken- • Shortly after noon on Jan. 29,1992, sterilizationimplantsforwelfaremoth- no taxation, sas Insurance Department's regale- CO merc al Truck Driving Cindy R. Luft, registration, $158. in a third floor room at the Statehouse, ers; his plan landed him a full segment The American Protestant culture tory fee fund and deposited in the State Jerry E. Michels, speeding, $348. a meeting of House Republicans ad- ontheCBSdocumentaryprogram,' 60 that had dominated American politics General Fund; Get your CDL; it's afforda ble & fast[ CrissyMullendore, unlawfulregis- joumed in frustration: A coalition of until 1932 was returning to Topeka, - $5 million from the southwest tration, $208. angry iusurgents had tried, unsuccess- Minutes." carried by a new conservative coali- Kansasoilandgasdepletiontrustfund, Call 785.670.;]500 German A. Quintero-Restrepo, un- lawful registration, $208. Tammy L. Richardson, speeding, $171. Scott T. Sevaaetasi, speeding, $177. Debra A. Underwood, speeding, $153. Scott T. Williams, improper driv- ing on laned roadway, $183. eddy L. Wright, speeding, $153• tion led by Brownback. It is moved by the credo that man is responsible di- rectly before God for his conscience and his acts, without the intercession of govemment; thus, men and women - and cities, counties and school dis- tricts - are responsible for their own lives, and must strive (themselves) to make them rewarding• In the past year, the legislature has moved to dismantle many of the foot- slowed nearly to an idle. The school ings supporting beneficence in Kansas fully, to fire Miller, their minority But many pro-life legislators were leader, a principled and selfless legis- Democrats,Catholic and fiscally med- Iator in his 22nd year as a member of crate if not liberal; thus, the "social the House. (He would serve two more conservative" label was never applied two-year terms.) to a Democrat• Without them, though, At the time, this attempted coup Republicanscouldnotpassstronganti- told volumes about the party's loss of abortion legislation. Abortion is among control, its frailty in an irony of time the first examples of an issue taking the and events: Miller, after all, was the form and power of a political party. House minority leader. Republicans As the millennium turned, the en- twoyearsearlierhadlostcontrolofthe gines of advancement and reform House - by one seat, 63-62, but none- Local weather theless they had lost• finance law, riddled with amendments, government, and to sever the intercon- in remission', each year more fund- nections among local, state and federal High and low temperatures The surge of young conservatives WgS for schools was shifted back to co n nts. For one example, the Dec. 4 ...................................... 32 38 against Miller had erupted on Kansas mpo e Dec. 5 ......... . ............................ 47 28 Day, of all times, a traditional moment local districts and away from Topeka. go e o this year turned down $31.5 Dec. 6 ...................................... 55 16 for Republicans to coat a celebration Therewerecontinuinglegalchallenges. million in federal aid to help establish Dec. 7 ...................................... 38 18 ofstatehoodwiththeparty'sfestivalof Other reforms - in-tel-ecommunica- a state health insurance exchange un- Dec. 8 ...................................... 24 5 Dec. 9 ...................................... 23 4 Dec. 10 .................................... 30 15 ~I~'~ I~ ' Betty Becker, weather observer for Mankato, reported .04 of precipitation '~=I~'| | ~= ~ $ for the week with a trace of snow• ] ie Ken Garst, weather observer for Jewell, reported zero precipitation for Smoked Turkeys, Boneless Prime Rib, Beef nflerloin the week and .38 of precipitation last week with two inches of snow. ~"~ ~ I We also carry: I Pickled Herring (in wine sauce) " I Lutefisk, Lingonberries, Bond-Ost Cheese with and without = I Caraway, Gift Boxes of any size, Steak Boxes of any size, / i _1/ 4 N I asso ed meat bundles, Gift Certificates, and Snack Items ,! I PLACE YOUR ORDERS EARLY all of us to all of You Beef Sides: $2.65/Ib. Whole or ½ Hog $1.55/Ib. We will be closing at noon on December 24 and will be closed the 25 26 and December 31st. Duis Meat Processing Mon,-Fri. 8.5:30; Sat. 9-noon !991 E. 6 Concordia, I(5. (785} 24a-7850 We accept SNAP, Visa, Discover and MasterCard (debit or credit cards) into the general fund; Abolishing an income tax is expen- www.Wa sh bu rnTec h.ed u Give a gift subscription to Jewell County Record or the JeweU County News. It's perfect for family and friends close to home and far away! Avoid the Christmas crowds and early mail dates - order your gift subcriptions now and we will send a card announcing your gift. All that's left for you to do is enjoy the season. P.O. Box 305 Mankato, Kan. 66956 • 785-378-3191 A feature of The Superior Express .--------------------------------------------------. 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