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at 1 ! ! E. Main, Mankato, Kansas 66956 Third t, Superior, Nebraska 68978 A feature of The Superior Express Thursday, January 9, 2003 Price 50 Entered into the mail at Webber, Kansas, and Superior, Nebraska 7 vice-chairman of the natural resource ~ ' W committee. He added, It s good e kate Monday morning Thirty settled out of court with Nebraska on ~eople were present for the meet- the water rights issue." He stressed HdatCritters.JewellCountyFarm water use and availability will remain !lu sponsored the meeting, b his one of the state's main issues. He said increasing the storage capacityof ~diken was accompanied y " Lovewell Lake is a possibility. "There ~DuskJe president, o " v. maybe federal funds there forhelping ebra . , . f Jewellwith this project." try Farm Bureau welcomed e Aurand reported on the difficult ~e to the meeting and introduced sessions both past and future. "Taxes uests ~llowing the 2004 election, were raised and funds were cut. Now we are looking at next year...I don't ~=ken will be representing the east- have a clue how it will turn out." About ~_o-thirds of Jewell County. Lee ~ntly represents all of Jewell the state's finances he added,"there's FY. hewillretaintherepresenta- alimitwherewecangoontaxes..we re ~.f the western third of the countyr not here to tell you, we' re here looking ~ken, a Republican, is a farme for answers." |the Clifton area and the son-i - Leereportedonthestate'sfinancial {PfDoyle Alcron a Jewell County shortfall. "We are not looking at tax ~issioner, increase, but it will be interesting to see how it will all work out. We will be reported Sen. Lee asked him to looking at expanding gambling and ~Uthe JewellCounty meeting as he securing tobacco funds." She added ~Xpressed an interest in knowing the newly elected governor does not [about the county's issues. "I am intend to cut funding for K-12 educa- ~g forward to serving you, if I'm tion, "but there will not be an increase ~Cted." in funding either." ~Urand said having two senators Questions were taken from the au- ~entmg the county would be a dience on subjects including property ~Utl,~,g. 'You'll have two working taxes, tax exemptions, school financ- ~tt, he added, ing. , Kansas politicians gathered at Critters Monday for a public meeting, sponsored by JeweU County Farm Bureau. Janis Lee, Clay Aurand and Mark Taddiken were introduced by Ed Duskie, county Farm Bureau president. Dr. Rina Mina may be coming total Board met Dec. 19, Deanna Free- practice at Mankato in April instead of man, hospital administrator, reported July. When.theJeweilCountyHospi- the Immigration and Naturalization Service has a "fast track" that may decrease the physician's paperwork process from two to six months down to 12 to 14 working days. Arrange- ments are now being made to utilize this process Board members present for the most recent meeting were Bill Loomis, Kirk Wilson and Dale Boyles. Board mem- bers Ila Nelson and Paul Wilson were absent. Dale Boyles conducted the business meeting held at the court- house meeting room. It was decided to table employee raises and budget until a special board meeting was held for this discussion. Financial and statistic reports were given by Michelle Winkel. The treasurer s report was discussed. Free- USD 279 Board, Administration the district have compiled graphs to and guests toured the home recently show how they meet these standards. purchased at the Divel sale. Upon re- Surveys were done by the students, by turning to the school, it was the con- the teachers and by the parents. The sensus of the board to advertise for point ofQPA is to improve student test bids on the contents and possibly tear- scores. ing down the house for the lumber. The New regulations begin in 2005-06 parking lot will be extended to that raising student achievements, myth- area. Aprill 5 is the date set to have lot ods of testing and methods of scoring. cleared. All are part of the No Child Left Be- Scott Lienberger, delegate to Kan- hind federal program. sas Association of School Boards, at- Board members were made aware tended the legislative report session, of the Jan. 21 filing deadline. Terms to He reported some amendments had expire in July 2003 are those of Allan been made since that time which favor Wanklyn, Von Taylor, Chuck Gibson small schools. The new president is and Griffeth. from Plainville. Robin Griffeth and Jeff Travis, principal, read a letter Mike Liggett, Mankato, chaired the ofresignationfromJennifer(Englland) shared resources workshop. There was Rieff, vocational agriculture instruc- some curiosity about a shared superin- toy at the end of this school year. She tendent, but the real interest was in reported having been pleased with sharing athletic programs. Ron Kelley Jewell High School and the support of and Robert McCreight presented the the board, but her new husband has technology worskshop.Bothprograms accepted a job in southeast Kansas. drew large crowds. She and Travis met with several ag QPA updates were given by Mary students at KSU and two have applied Ann Kibbe. She works with a steering for interviews later this month. committee which meets monthly. They Travis told of a photography class are preparing for a mock QPA visit taught by Kim Goff. College algebra, with Clark Coco, Paula Russell and Spanish I and II are other classes of- BrendaDooleyasthetestingteamcom- fered through the instructional televi- ing Jan. 29. Such an experience en- sion program. ables the teachers to prepare fortheon- After an executive session to dis- site visit in March. Their strategies cuss a personnel matter and the letter have been graphic organizers (two a of resignation, the board returned to month by each teacher), writing and open session and formally accepted problem solving solutions. A video Mrs. Rieffs resignation. has been made to illustrate part of these strategies. All board members were present State QPA standards list what the withVonTaylorpresiding.Guestswere state expects the children to be taught Mrs. Kibbe, Kirby Shamburg, George by a determined age. The teachers of Staten and Fawna Barrett. man discussed the interim cost report ~: and recommendations of Eldon Schumacher. No changes will be made at this time regarding change in acute and swing bed per diem rate. Freeman reported that Dr. Calderon began prac- tice at Jewell County Hospital ani:l Clinic Dec. 16. The next regular monthly board meeting will be at 9:30 a.m. Jan. 23. A special board meeting has been sched- uled for 9 a.m. Jan. 10. \ Tordrup may lead Mankato Chamber Gary Tordrup has been elected chairman of the Mankato Chamber of Commerce. Tordrup accepted his new duties provided the current chairman Lindberg, Sarah Schlotterback and Becky Blair. Deb Boyles had not previously found a replacement. Boyles and vice-presi- dent Judy Dunn were both absent from Monday's chamber meeting and so Tordrupconducted the meeting. Dunn New employees at Jewell County Health Department are (from left) Jan = built Jn the and trees have been dozed 0n re aration for the replacement Unseasonably m= d " " " early 1900s is set for reDlacement soon. Brush p p - . ' was elected as vice-president and Lorie . ..... Brown as secretary-treasurer. New staff members of the Jewell the people in Jewell County and 1 en- OWmg bndge crews to complete several bridge projects this winter. Shirley Wood was recognized for County Health Department, Mankato, joy working with the others in this ttt for em ty Ost hersevenyearsofserviceassecretary-include Jan Lindberg, R.N., Becky department." [ prop )ses fund ' . treasurerofthechamber. Shereadthe Blair, R.N. and Sarah Schlotterback. Both JanandBeckyarefull-time q ( , ,[l']L ~ " minutes of the last meeting and pry- Jan, a rural Formoso resident, be- employees. ( ~l~l~_ ceF,,.~)IIl-t ~d sented the treasurer's report, gun her new duties Friday. She previ- Sarah Schlotterback is a part-time gestS 11 iring few ~ ~" t]ltt(! Therewerenoreportsorannounce- ously had been employed at the secretary and clerk in the health de- ,,= ~ merits. Tordrup asked for ideas for Brodstone Memorial Hospital, Supe- partment. She began work Nov. I. She future meetings and how to increase rior, for the past 20 years. Jan will be has a bachelor's degree in nursing and ,rted at Mondav'~ t ..... - ..... : ..... ,t. ,,. qm Kim Ost, sheriff, reported on two budgets of the weed, health an regis- attendance at the meetings. The pro- working with the Kan-Be Healthy pro- is a Iongtime Mankato resident. She .... ~,, commtsstoners tom m., to ,,= ..... nsferred rote the posed budget from the board of direc- gram aiding with immunizations; do- has previously worked as the town's ""~ .... -urea~iSsiners' meetin~ that. .~ ......... ~,~,~ break-insin thecounty over the week'in to near from me :zoo.~t~ of, deeds,de artmentbe stracapnta~ ........... ouuay xunu. toys was reviewed and approved. For ingsomein homehealth care services; librarian. Sarah will be helping with . Uoflnvest=gat~onisDelbert Bird discussed the need for end and he ~s wa~t g ._ P ' 2Jewell the program, Shirley Wood shared sev- and helping with the, contracted school the school district's contracted care; ,g tOcut funds to the c,~,,,~,, ; ...... , ..., ~, .... ,~ ~n,t ~he need for a hignway patrol concerning the chase The unused money,m !he 200 , -oral readings. ,c ~t $2 0 ,. ~ ,~,~,-7";L"' r,,a.~, ,~,, .... :T=--~ "~'""" .... ~- .... *"- k ,dace last fall (SountyElectionouaget wastransrerreo services. She said, I am excited and I immunizations, andtheWickprogram. rift o" 00 ,,,.,~-*,uoo. r~lm culvert. Arno|o KOSS mquHeu ~tou.ut .... trod e . - ' - ' Count Election The next meeting will be noon Feb. havealotoflearningtodo." Linda Woerner, Jewell County ,pre~entedaJetterfrom the " din to be done with the Rodney Ze.ngler reposed on wax rote the 2003 Jewelly 3 at the Buffalo Roam Steakhouse. ng budget cuts and a rewhat- was g .g " once The corn- ing the floors m the courthouse. . Equipment Fund. The unused money Becky began her new duties Dec. 1. Health Department administrator, said ~ruvioin .... ~ posalroad west of his restd " , .............. :,;..-,;.,., in me 2002 Jewell County Road and Mmakato Weather She will help with the home health she is enjoying working with these re.._ ',.s ~-unnectin~ tees the m;~ianer.~ laid him mev would lOOK at uon 3nyaer at~ent~eu ~t Ililtl~aUOll .............. -".~--^FI intn lha "-~as (S" " e .................. UnO e outl et was tr~un~vHv......... care; assist with immunizations and women again. Jan, Becky and Linda ;vst~,, nmmal Justnce Infer- the road. ' planmng meeting m Topeka. He ad- .~,~ ..... ~r~ .... ~,, nd Brid~e Bill Wood, observer helping with the contracted school ser- previously worked together at the hos- iscu-s~i" LindaWoerner, health department visedtheweathertowernorm.oraupe- Tuesday, Dec. 31 ................. 49 29 vices. Beckywasalsoemployedatthe pitals in Superior and Mankato. The sod th ........ met inter- r_..qulpmem runu wmu u.~-.a. ~u.,~ ..... e posslbd~tv of not ~am;-;=trator asked the chairman s~gn nor ns operatmnal. The wea ....... . ........ ~----~ ----~ -'"e Wednesday, Jan. I ............... 37 28 Broadstone Memorial Hospital, Supe- department is now fully staffed. Other eatttlrne O " "'"" ....' - ' " d coy- Into me SpeCial highWay tunu auu u=t - fulltim...~ffieers and adding the bid-terrorism regtonal Elan. ,, matron comes from Hastings ~o .... half into the road and bridge equip- Thursday, Jan. 2 ................... 33 16 rior, for 20 years and was with the employeesareJanetH!ger, officeman- e-, ,.,~""~certotlaesheriff's r~,leBo,,les,chairmanottneJewet= ors a large poruon o[ jewe, ,..u,,,,~_ .................... :" *~'e Friday, Jan. 3 ....................... 53 21 home health program there for seven ager, and CNA HHA s Cindy Buser, ",. ust r " ~"= : nc ofment rune the unuseuIIIUlley Ill ill sin ..... equested an execu- County Host~ital Board, and Deanna Theradiotransmttsonafreque Y.,, ,~,w,~ t~.~',c, .... ,,, ~m~,,,~ .... h,d- Saturday, Jan. 4 .................... 57 26 years. She and her husband, Rick, live fulltimeandSheilaMcEntee, parttime. ,um~' ,Uactio,mScuss..._nonelected.. r.--n'=r- ' ,a~,,,,=,,,~'~'~"~" ~'2=nital,,,~-~. . administrator.... , in-. --1627525"; The Jewell County. _ ,~,,,~on alerts wm ~et wastransterreamtomezou~ ~ew||~'uu~" .,,~,,..,, ."'J"",'/."_'l'"'~',,%'.,"'i~Sq, Sunday, Jan. 5 ...................... 57 24 on a farm southwest of Mankato. She Department hours areMonda~ through ,, w~ts taken on this troduced Dr. Calderon to me co mmts- de %roaacas on,.uz,u~o,. -,-.~ ~,o, County Ambulance Eauinment Fund Monday, Jan. 6 ..., ................ 35 23 reportedtobegladtobeworkingcloser Friday 8:30a.m. tonoon~.l-p:m.to4:30 rs count clerk and shentr, t.arm waugn, clerK, rope, .... ~.'..,, " . . -' ~. - - ' Moisture for 2002:23.08 ,,, ~ghan s " . s=one , y . " a roll ~ne exact amounts are to ne deter- toherhome. I m excited to be helping p.m. " h~ _, o.hd waste d~rector The commissioners v~ewed bridge department has been busy with pay ,. _:.._.~.,., .... ,~,o month " ' " OS and w zs iiillll~U 1t (:1 ltll=~,,l t,l(;ltt,. .... ly acttvnty revert ~nn~m~ction work north of Jewell and and getting ready for 109 ~ - . ......... ,._,,. .... : ............ ~, taer~,,,~.~ a, .,, -- ........ = t ... . , ~ .t J ---'-'""* lor ,,et- /Jkt[CiiOlllgOUtlllllE;~Ull~bW~'lb~ul==" ,.. ' ,'-eu=teu t Zq-4 visi- rc~ad~ in lac, kson Townsmp near the 3ne tnanKea tn uep~ut=t=c==ta ~, . ,~.__,_ r',_,___ r~,-,.,l= waste facto.. ..' , - .............. .. .. ,_ ._ :_... t.... ,-,ffice in a missioners otantey ~.-o=so-, t.,uy,,. -=ty. rle also re- " e tin time sneers llltU iJet u annual so Ross resndenc g roffice Alcom Frank Langer ~.,.. lid waste report ~ their Dec" 30 meeting,.the corn- timely fashion. She reported he. , " , , ,~us three electric fori~ -.:~'~;'~ ..... oted to chance the price staff is busy with year end business. Share your llllracle , . he plans to ~o to ~,, ,i, .... ,' of county rock. The new Langer reported on attending the r~=.-_ ~l,~,,,,al ok at the r for ~ctal and Planmn Commts ~,Tltv~ D[~.t useful at theando~e~t lfthteY ~h.~roguent~llb~v$a2t'eS0usePer:n~bi~2Y.~dper ~2oth JmU~tings. g The Red Cross Bloodmobile will price ranges from ~ nan r.h;~- v~rd'for out-of-county use The Alcorn reported that things ~ ~n- be at the National Guard Armory_, i:i miss:o- prices will be reviewed annually in ning smoothly at KWORCC and that Mankato, Wednesday from 9 a.m. to 7, , net's attend,,a ~h,, n,,,-,-mber another county joined the pool bring- p.m. Blood donors must be at least 17 --'.-'-.., u~ .... " " ds :ldatMankato Vaughan reported that damage had ing membershtp to 61 counttes, years old, weigh at least 110 poun visited been done to the gate at the landfill. He Foster requested his 2002 budget and be in general good health. Most and Mark said the person responsible had been carry over be equally divided between medications do not defer people from Aurand. After contacted and they paid for a new gate. special highway and road and bridge donating blood. For more information to the court- Gall Bartley, weed department di- equipment fund. The commissioners or to make an appointment call 1-800- rector, said he is finishing up year end agreed to transfer funds as Foster re- GIVE LIFE. emergency medi- business. Payment has been received quested. All blood types are needed-espy- " Colson left to attend a sunflower ciaily O-positive and O-negative. d- ewed the end from railroads for spraying this year. rith noting calls and Jim Foster said the roads depart- meeting. Langer and Alcorn viewed positive is the most common type, ~aining close to 2001 but ment has started on the last of l 0 grant the construction on the bridge north f therefore it is in greater demand. O- Were down. The commis- ;CUssed collecting unpaid bridges. Jeweil. negative is the universal blood type Shannon Meier reported that the The commissioners approved theand can be given to almost anyone. ~ave Hazelwood asked EMT class in Concordia fell throu_gh Employment Rules and Regulations The American Red Cross reports a ~the COunt,,'s .... about rent- as the instructor was called away for for 2003 for EMS, Appraiser, EMP, single blood donation has the potential ~ . : ~ane an(] an o rat ~P Wnth Work ..... pc_ or military duty. election, courthouse, Health, Roadand' to save up to three lives. Nearly 2,500 er v, me roof ot the pints of blood are needed each and ~ packingusePlant building he is Marilou Becker reported the Bridge, Weed and Solid Wast. ~l~tr!ng for appraiser's office has been working on ' The commissioners voted that the every week of the year to help hospital The Jewell County Road Department bridge crew iS finishing up work on this bridge West of Ionia. The concrete as a box the 2003 values and new construction, unused money in the 2002 department patients in the Central Plains Region. floor was poured Friday. factory. The