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0oun O co,oca d at 109 E Maoka,o n,as 935 l/r--'--- _ red into the mail at Webber, Kansas and Superior, Nebraska A , Tk, r"v r , o ~Pnones 913-378-3705 - 402-879-3291 - 800-359-2120 rt /~atU/7 u/ ~ll~ u.~U~/IU/ L..A~J/~;O0 i Thursday, February 11, 1993 Price 35 Subscription rate in Kansas $12.71 per year, $12.00 in Nebraska, Other states $18.00 Send Kansas Subscription Orders to P. O. Box 258, Webber, Kansas 66970 i i i The Esbon City Council met decided they would like to have a of the council members to attend. Inregular session last Wednesday shelter house and several picnic It was - suggested the new evening with Mayor Bob ~o~,nd~..ueller presiding and all tables. " grader or tractor be added to the unel~ members present. Wayne Broeckelman said the budget. steering gear is out of the grader. Grading of the streets was Engineer Richard Members discussed whether to discussed Various people with the council the solid waste problems, of the landfill and plans future. He stated that has been decided about afill but if it is not in with the EPA ains open after county may be fined ~. The latest report is Will have the rules and !s out by April. assured the council that the county will still trash and transport if ,'. Superior and Nuckolls made an offer to repair it or purchase a newer one. volunteer their time and Don Fog and Raymond Griffith machinery to help clear the snow would like to purchase the old and it was suggested they at least grader A decision will not be be paid for their fuel. A sign will made until further investigation, be posted to take hourly bids for Broeckelman reported he has grading work. the well operating. He plans to The March and April meetings attend a meeting in Wichita the will be changed to the second last of March and suggested it Tuesday of the month at 7:30 would be a.~ood meeting for some p.m. | Chet Rines met with the Mankato City Council last Tuesday to ask the city's intent for the Boogaart property. If the north wall of the building is left standing, he said he would be interested in placing a building on this lot. The council was of the opinion the city should retain title to the property until the removal question of the Turner Apartment House is resolved. Others have also expressed an interest in the former Boogaart property. A proposed fee structure to pay thecity's proportional landfill costs was discussed. ty's trash. The and the State of will allow Jewell to haul to Nebraska consider ~t out-of-state is the same type waste. of Esbon doesn't thecity will not bc Dave Davenport was approved as caretaker of the city park. The swimming pool operator's position will be advertised. The golf course pasture bids will be opened March 2. If possible some council members will attend an institute in Wichita concerning landfill management. A petition supporting casino gambling in Kansas City and a national environment trust fund was tabled. The asbestos problems in the Turner Apartment building and the asbestos siding on the building as well as the Boogaart building was discussed. There seems to be considerable ambiguity among certified contractors as to the remedial steps necessary to abate the problems. IJewefl County News...] When the USD 279 Board of teams will be playing in the tour- filling the unexpired term of Bill I Because we carol Education met last Monday night nament at Mankato. Randall l.x~omis. He read a letter from the Roger Oplinger agreed to con- Middle School has received the state conservationist stating as a tinue as board president until July new scoreboard from Pepsi and it govemmem employee he should but, due to the anonymous phone will be installed soon. submit his resignation from the calls and letter he has received, he Discussion was held to see if a board position immediately. will not take the position another sevenoraneight-perioddaywould Oplinger read the written resigna- if Jewell County term. be best for next year. Antle and regional landfill, The resignation of Warren Philpot explained how subjects he didn't think it Joerg was accepted, and elective classes have been ar- Work. He said it might Kristi Dixon reported on the ranged so there are more class a difference if Jewell purchaseoftwobandinstruments, options for the students. border county a trumpet and a piccolo. Supt. Gibbons said world his- people dumping A transfer of $7,608.54 was toryisaneededsubjectbutitisnot tion from Weiser but it will nqt be . accepted until Weiser has a chance to visit with state officials about it. Weiser suggested forming committees of board members and patrons of USD 279 for consider- ation of capital improvements and ty roads, over made to the transportation fund s and in creeks, he said it is and $3,758.32 was transferred to Jewell County will be vocational education fund. some grant money forThe financial report on the PTL ffpolicing for trashtournament was given. The total I be given, gate receipts were approximately :1 Buck Rogers $5,400.Jewell received $1,200for Disposal were present expenses.Thehostschoolreceives the Esbon pickup 25 percent. Pike Trail League re- said he is keeping in touch ceived approximately $2,200. will work with At the recommendation ofPrin- offered. He mentioned several options and said he grades six, seven and eight should be depart- mentalized with Bob Westgate teaching social studies at Randall By Bethany Roe Bethany Roe, Mankato, kneels to read the inscription on the tombstone marking the grave slte of Fletcher Vilott, a Jewell county farmer and citizen scout recognized as a hero of the an 1868 In- dian battle fought along the Republican River near the present town of Wray, Colo. filled with papers about General attacked 50 citizen scouts under Custer and the Little Big Horn the command of Major George events of that historic day. Our interest was heightened by the December release Of the tramlxma_.tionneeds..Somemem- Are you aware that in the that would make a great gift for Forsyth. bers of the board indicated such a cemetery at Mankato, lies a hero Father's Day. One of these 50 scouts was most detailed and informative committee would be taking over fromtheBattleofBeecherlsland? I was dismayed to find little on Fletcher Vilott, a 36-year-old book on the battle, "The Battte of the job of the person in eharge. The inscription on his tombstone Custer. However, with earnest farmerfromLimostoneTownship Beecher Island and the'Indian Clark Coco who is with the reads, "Fletcher Vilott, Indian sorting and reading, I found of Jewell County. Wars of 1867-1869,"byJolanH. and sociology and world history North Central Kansas Drug Coun- Scout." For two days, the scouts held Monnett. I highly recommend at the high school. Bowman could ell will be asked to attend the InMay1992Ipurchasedal~x myself absorbed in hand-drawn maps, newspaper articles and off repeated charges from the Monnett's book to anyone from teach science, Burgess would March hoard meeting to report on of Brig. General Wint Smith s books dealing with an unfamiliar Indian warriors. For nine days JewellCounty. teach math with the reassignment hisplansforthedruginformationpapersattheBlaneheSmithEstate place and battle. Ifoundawealth thescouts, surroundedbylndians, We have donated a copy to the of another teacher to teach En- programs for next year. Auction. I thought the box was of material on the 1868 Battle of lived off the meat of their horses Mankato City Library. Monnett glish. Beecher Island on the Arickaree until additional forces arrived to discusses not only the Battle of will not cipal Antle and Councelor Cathy The auditors will begin work Fork of the Republican River in relieve them. Beecher Island, but its at this time. Philpot, the board hired Michelle in February. Jewell had projected eastern Colorado. The battle h~ The morning of Sept. 25, the relationshipto theretail conflict :ision was made to hire Bruning, Superior, asthepart-time 203 students with t~eir budget at been ~led "one of the ~ost ninthdayontheisland, EliZiegler between American Indians and y. S.T.E.P.hlstructor, begiimingFeb. ~$1~374,000 andactually had20g serwee remarkable affairs with Indians sat by his Sma~ fire r0as'ti~ ~a whites on the central plains of Barb Mizner 2. She will work with the students enrolled which could mean a in the history of the American piece of rotten horse meat when Kansas during the late 1860s. $30,00 increase in the budget. Frontier." Fletcher Vilott came up to him Jewell County is mentioned President Oplinger stated he 0" I continued reading the and said, "Eli, let's take a little several times in the book and is wouldlikemoreinformationpub- research of Smith and soonwalk and see what we can find." called the "scene of some of the lished on the expenditures of the became intrigued by the bloody Viiit proceeded to tell him bloodiest raids." monies and the reason for the A question in Jewell County developed for the client. Any battle that was a spectacular about the dream he had the night The April 9, 1867, massacre spending, these days is "Who needs care service providers needed to incident in a long series of before.Hehadavisionthateither of homesteaders from the White Principal Antle's 10.5 month management7" The answer is implement the plan are contacted conflicts with the Indians. the Indians would retum that day Rock settlement is described in contract was read and tabled until individualswithmultiplemedical and monitored by the manager. Wint Smith's papers confirm tofinishthemofforthecommand gruesome detail. A Sunday executive session, and social needs, individuals All actions are done with the he was sisquite interested in the would be relieved by troops from afternoon outing can provide a Board member Britt Weiser being discharged from hospitals approval of the client and or fact that one oft he heroes of the Fort Wallace. As Vilott and viewing of the settlers' graves who is the district conservationist ornursinghomeswithcontinuing family, according to Smith. battle is buried in Mankato's Ziegler were nearly to the top of near the south shore of present- with SCS in Jewell County, is care needs and the frail. As people grow older or Mount Hope Cemetery. a hill, they saw an object on the day Lovewell Lake. All of these special needs are experience chronic illness, they Much has been written about far hills to the south. It proved to The study ofhistory has always beingaddressedbyearernanagers may needmanykindsofhealth Beecher Island but I will be the 10th Cavalry from Fort been fascinating and rewarding such as Marilyn Smith. care and support. Physical health summarize some information Wallace. Vilott's vision had come to me because it can connect one Smith has been trained by maY not be the only concern but about our Jeweli County hero. true. emotionally and spiritually to specialists representing the simple things like bathing, Thefighttookplacefarouton Five scouts were killed and l 8 human beings who came bcfore. KansasDepartmentofAgingand preparing meals or just getting theshortgrassprairieofthecentral wounded during the encounter. It is with this spirit that the box of is working under the direction of around the house may become a plains in the middle of the The most signigicant Indian papers has demanded that l look theNorthCentral-FlintHills Area problem. Smith said most people Arickaree Fork of the Republican casualty was the highly respected at Jewell County with a different view. As I ponder the life of ~ ~ Agency on Aging in Manhattan. prefer to be eared for in their River. The site is located only Northern Cheyenne warrior, Requests for assistance from home, yet it may be difficult five miles west of the Kansas Roman Nose. Roman Nose wasFlethcer Vilott, a. fellow Jeweli the client, family, doctor, withoutthecorrectassistanceand borderinYumaCountyofeastern almost legendary as a brave man County resident, I am reminded dischargenurseorfriendsmaybe support. This is where the need Colorado, nearthetownofWray, among the Cheyenne, evenbefore of the Bill Moyer's comment: made directly to the local case for atre manager becomes very In the early morning of Sept. his death at Beecher Island. "rhepastisareal world, inhabited manager. Smith said there is no important. Needs may include 17, 1868, a force composedMyhusband, Keith, andlhaveby heroes'and villains, plainfoik charge for the assessment that transportation, delivered meals, principally of Cheyenne Dog spent many enjoyable hours in and extraordinary folk passing will be taken or for a care plan homemaking, assisted home Soldiers and Sioux, whose by on swift journeys." Formoso will host regional PRIDE meeting Formoso is one of nine information on a whohavetroublecompletingtheir She said work. like to handle Mid-Continental Restoration Application has to Company, Fort Scott, submitted a the money bid of $13,700 for the tuck point- locations were ing at Randall MiddleSchool. The between the bid was accepted. The company and the junior high is plans tohave the job completed by June but can not begin work until the school. Tearingthe night-time temperature is and using around 40 degrees. ~s a possibility It was The Junior. High basketball recent months reading and healthare, therapy, socialization numbers have been estimated in researching the battle. In July we I cannot think of a better pl~ and finm~ial counseling as well literature to be anywhere from visited the battle location in Yuma than Jewell County to look for as medical treatment. 200 to more than 1,000 warriors, County, Colo., and pondered the those heroes oftbe past. Makes second trip to Russia PRIDE communities to host Community Improvement By Gloria Garman turned from a second missionary Bra_nson, Me., Forrest made his Workshops according to Stun Gilbert Forrest, pastor of the trip to Russia. MeAdo, program coordinator Jewell Christian Church just re- Sponsored by Revival Fires, at Kansas State University. The Ru_ssians are allowing the first trip to Russia last May. On Bibleteachingsintheschools"be. that trip he distributed Bibles and cause they understand that Bibli- ministered to the Russian children eal moral values are essential for a in orphanages and hospitals, solid education. They also under- In January, Forrest joined a stand the principles ofdemocracy teamofthreeothersandonceagain are rooted in Biblical prineivles" traveled to Moscow. On this trip, according to Fortst. " about 6,000 copies of the scrip- Crusades were held while tures were distributed and the Forrest was in Russia and he ~- doors of the public schools were rutted two of the crusades. Out of freely opened for the team mere- theseerusadeschurcheshavebeen bers to share and minister to the started. One of the newly formed Russian children, churches meet in a Russian school F errst stated, We were wel- and l l 5 people attend that church comer to the schools. The school During Commurust rule, the curriculum, in Russia, now uses Christians went underground. Bibles as textbooks and there will Bibles were so scarce that them he 64hours of Bible study with 18 ~as one Bible to several PeOPle. hours devoted to the life and teach, ow slowly, the Christians, s'ti|l ings of Jesus." uncertain of the future, are begin- A Bible college has been ning to come out of hiding," tablished in Moscow, to teach Forrest stated. Russian educators. "The present government is not Forrestadds,"Russianofficials very strong. The inflation rates and citizens believe the reason have went up 300 percent they are experiencing hardships 19~est now, is because Russia tried to and his wife, ~sh religion out of their country, have lived in Jewell for a year. ey have been down the road They have four sons. One that our department of education Jon, hasalsowentonmissi is now going and the Russians to Russia. know where it leads under the "TheRus='Sanpeoplereallylike guides ofseperation of church and Amerk'eans~ the children ~iro so state." . eo.ger &"ld warm and you see a lot Forrestand the teamvislted I2 of smiling faces, i just never school programs with an enroll- dreamed I'd ever have the 0ppor- ment of 300 to 500 students to a tunity to preach there," school, states. Kansas PRIDE is a self-help program through which can take initiative in making their community a better place to live and work. "We eric, our- all communities regardless ot size to initaite and carry out this total developmentlaw gram," said MeAde. "The workshops will be free and open to anyone with an interest in community improvement." l~- istration in each colnmunity will bler ite Quiz ..... ,-h=rs are/from lett) Marshall Moiuf. Philip Lambrecht. Elliot. begin at 6:45 p.m., the work- I~el3~=~r_Moluf, C-r'aig~l~e"we"y."Ke'vin (::)st: Lisa Dethloff, Wayne Frost, Gerit Garman, an shops will be from 7 to 9 pJrl. The focus of each workshop -,'-,,on, will be the sharing of PRIDE projects and ideas by repres _- tatives of area communities, m Jewell Christian Church pastor, Gilbert Forrest, told of his January vleit to Russia Monday evening in Jewell. While in Russia he spoke in several public schools and visited the newly formed church in Moscow. addition, staff from the two PRIDE Program co-adminiswa- five agencies, the Kansas De- parunent of Connnerc and (~u.~te ,, Housing and the Kansas iz seek Schoo tla,, ..hem ,.,52_. 1 hosted a Frost, Philip Lambrecht and the White Rock team of Corey Cooperative Extension Service, ~'~" ~choo,-'mpet~tion Thurs- ~rl. II$ . . , ~kato ,...Parfielpann~ w Barbara Dethloff placed second Reinert, Marshall Moluf, B~'- will be present to offer training yai.- , - .. ereat the Pike Trail League host. bars Dethloff, Philip Lambreeht, and to answer questions. McA- fa.~teJ~oei~'.~ Valley, and by St. John's, Beloit, Qmzand Melody Ha~eid, placed doe is asking commu ties that the" ~ike ~l~arlkato placed Bowl. Another White Rock team third. " have been Involved In the pro- Placed'WtO~:_Whi't~Y'l~,~.~nd,__~d composed of Lisa Dethloff,Monday the White Rock grain to bring their 1992PRIDE Kevin st, Craig Dewey, Elliott teams will complete in the Man- project book to share with oth- ~V~0l,,,,,-am Conm~L,~ ~nite placed fourth. - - Wanda Thummel is the The F.ormoso workshop will '~' Ge~t ~al~S~,.of Reder At the Pike Valley Quiz White Rock Quiz Bowl team's be Tuesday, March 9, at the Se- arman, Wayne Bowl, held at Scandia, Jan. 25, sponsor, nior Center.