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dl b Offices located at 111 E. Main, Mankato. Kansas 66956 148 E. Third Street, SuFerior, Nebraska 68978 A feature of The Superior Express Performance series will honor library donor albums to the Mankato City Library, a performance series will be held in honor of the donor. Robert Wilson Turner. With the library's recent move from the former YWCA building to the Mankato Community Building a pro- fessional was asked to appraise the value of the collection. The collection was eventually sold at an auction in New York for more than $50.000. Later it was learned the collection was resold at auction in Europe for $113.000. It was decided by the Mankato City Library Board that some of the funds from the sale would be used to provide annual performances for the commu- naty to enjoy in the appropriately named Robert Turner Performance Series. The first ill the series will be presented at 7 p.m. Saturday, March 20. at the li- brary, it will feature Jerry Barlow. a Celtic "Fingerstyle" guitarist and sto- ryteller. The donor Robert Wilson Turner was an educator, lawyer, judge, and publisher. He served on the state rail- road commission and was appointed by the President of the United States as a consul general. His life is an interest- ing part of Jewell County history. He was born ill New York in 1858 and moved with his family to Illinois in 1869. The Turner family moved to Kansas in 1878. when Robert Turner was 20-years-old. Robert Turner' s par- ents farmed in Smith County. Turner became a school teacher serving school,., in Smith and Jewell counties. Thanks to a gift of vintage and rare In 1882 he was elected Jewell County , pre-historic sites. Charnay was one of Higb School. Robert Blaine attended superintendentofschoolsfortwoterms, the greatest exhibition photographers Kansas University for two years and R.W. Turner Mankato Chamber will meet Wednesday The Mankato Chamber of Com- merce will meet Wednesday, noon. in the south room of Bob' s Inn. Mankato. All are welcome to attend. Items to be addressed at the meet- Ing will be to simulate active member- ship: schedule ribbon cuttings of new busines,es" in town: using chamber bucks: and providing wetcomne bags for-the upcoming Quilt Prairie Shop Hop. The Hidden Treasure Quit Shop, Mankato. will be one of the featured stops. Extension agent joins Post Rock staff Sarah Molzahn has joined the staff" of the K-State Research and Extension Post Rock District as an agricultu'te and natural resources agent in Mitchell. Lincoln. Jewell and Osborne counties. Molzahn worked previously as an audit assistant at the First National Bank and Trust in Phillipsburg. She earned a bachelor's degree in agricul- tural education from K- State. City of Mankato Utility Report Connects: Leroy Davis. 420 W. North: Tyler Chirowactic. 201 N. Com- mercial. Disconnects: Lenora Faulkner. 210 N. Clinton: Robert Gurenberg, 210 N. Commercial: John Johnson. 420 W. North Turner married Eva Kramer from the Jewell County community of Omio. in 1881. In about 1885. the Turners moved to Topeka when he purchased the West- ern School Journal from H.C. Spear. He served as the editor and publisher. Turner was admitted to the bar in 1886. He was appointed by President Benjamin Harrison to serve as consul general to Spain from 1889 to 1893, where he worked to accomplish trans- lating tile commercial laws of Spain and made possible a new treaty be- tween Spain and the U.S. He awarded the contracts for the building of the caravels Pinta. Nina and Santa Maria. which were exhibited at the World's Columbian Exposition in Chicago. It was while the Turners were in Spain that tile) would acquire a collec- tion of hree albums entitled "Photo- graphic Pictures" made by Francis Bedford. during the Tour in the East. which by command he accompanied His Royal Highness tile Prince of Wales. Bedford was one of Britain's most important 19th Century photographers: The folios were commissioned by Queen Victoria, who had Bedford ac- comnpany her son. the Prince of Wales. on the trip to teach him tile art of the new scaence of photography. Another album showed photographs of Mexico by Desire Charnay. includ- ing the first photographs of the Mayan of tile 19th centur). It was these rare albums that Turner donated in 1926 to the Mankato City Library When Grover Cleveland was elected president of the U.S.. Turner resigned as as consul and returned to the U.S. He was offered a position as attorney rep- resenting the Rock Island Railroad. He declined the offer and moved back to Mankato where he returned to his pri- vate law practice around 1893. His office as located ill the "Hill Building" on Commercial Street. In 1896. Turner was encouraged to become a candidate for Congress but be declined for political reasons. He was made anational committeeman of the "bolting'"Republicans of the state and was sent as delegate-at-large to the "Silver Convention" in St. Louis. In 1897 Turner was appointed sec- retary of the State Board of Railroad Commissioners. serving for a year be- fore he returned to his law practice. He was a member of the Methodist Epis- copal Church. Mankato Lodge 87 of the Masons, the Odd Fellows and the United Workmen. He also served as chairman of many charitable organiza- tions and was active in rinsing $34,000 in Jewel l Count) for the American Red Cross. The Turners had two children. Rob- ert Blaine and Eva. Robert Blaine was born in Spare and went on to graduate from Mankato then returned to Jewell Count3 to be- came engaged in farming in the Ionia vicinity. He married Alice Correll. Robert and Alice eventually left the farm and moved to Mankato where he worked for a ti me with hi,,, father in tile law pracdce and then he and Alice managed Mankato's Correll Hotel. They had two sons. Robert Correll and Warren Jack Turner. Warren Jack was born near Ionia in 1919. He marriedDelila Studer in 1954. They bad seven children, some of whom still live in this area. Robert Correll moved to Oregon. May graduated in music from Lindsborg College and married Samuel Peters. a mining engineer of Denver. in 1906 Robert Turner had a large and stately house constructed at 614 N. High Street. Mankato. It is a grand post-Victorian house that still stands today. He also owned 640 acres of farmland with a residence on the prop- erty. A year after the house in Mankato was constructed. Mrs, Turner died. In 1909. Turner married Mrs. Frances V., Watson) Sturtevant in Spo- kane. Wash. The3, moved to Gem, Neb., Mrs. Tumer's hometown, and engaged m farming. On Sept, 16. 1937, Robert Turner died. His funeral ,ervice was held at the Methodist Church. Mankato. with Tile Rev. Fisher m charge. A tribute was given b) a representative of the district bar. Todd Reed. Smith Center. Commissioners approve ambulance purchase, contingent on inspection The Jewell Count} Commissioners met Monday Jim Vaughan. Solid Waste Direc- tor. reported that the transfer station building has been repaired. He re- viewed the monthly activity report for February. Shanhon Meier. ambulance direc- tor. reviewed the monthly billing re- port for February. He has been search- ing fbr a new or refurbished ambu- lance to purchase. He found tile fol- lowing ambulances for sale: 2002 box remount on a 2010 Ford E450 for $76.500:2010 Dodge 3500 for $82.800 with a box remount or 201 [ Ford F350 for $78 800 with a box remount. He plans to inspect tile units. He discussed financing and the commassioners sug- gested cbe'cking with State Exchange Bank and Guara,nty State Bank. Commissioners authorized Shan- non Meier to purchase one of the three ambulances presented to the commis- sioners: if afterinspection tile unit meets the depar,'ment's needs. Brian Baker. a Sidwell Company represented, discussed GIS use. The Sidwell Company s a land records company. He reviewed his proposal for Jewell County GIS. The total fbr this proposal is $25.302.00. Melinda Latham. county appraiser, was also present for the discussion and discussed GIS needs of her office. Rex Fischer. general superinten- dent. discussed routine maintenance. DwJ ght Frost. commissioner said Bill Roe advised that the Olive Hill road was in good shape and appreciated the work the department had done on the road. Steve Greene. commassioner. discussed placing a tube to the south of Steve Dunstan's residence in Grant Townshi p. Greene reported Robert Carl son said the county would clean a ditch which hasn't been done. Arnold Ross asked if anything can be done on tile Diamn0nd Avenue sign to make it more visible to distinguish it between Diamond Av- enue and Diamond Road. Fischer said some countms put the road signs on top of the stop sign. Doyle McKimmey, Jewell County Hospital administrator: reviewed a four-year report period concerning operations of tile hospital and options to increase revenues. Those options include mcreasi ng rates, and changing some rooms to intermediate skilled care. He also reviewed the action plan. He explained the services provided by Great Plains Alliance. He also advised that by August. 2013. the sprinkler system has to be updated per require- ment of the state fire mnarshall's Office. The land owned by the hospital was discussed Darrell Miller. county at- torney, Dan Garman. Larry Welch and Earl Buckley, hospital board mem- bers. were present for the discussion. Comlnissioners approved signing the application for exemption for the house located on the fairgrounds. Storm spotters meeting will highlight severe weather awareness week county and roared through.Jewell, in May. 2008. is still on the rninds of most Jewell County residents. According to tile National Weather Service. there are tornado safety tips to be heeded before tile storm hits. Tile first is developing a plan of action: second have frequent drills: third is to have a NOAA Weather Radio with a warning alarm tone: fourth is to listen to radio and television stations for storm information: and fifth is when an out- door trip is planned, listen to forecasts. If a warning s issued or threatening weather approaches, stay away fromn windows and learn the meaning of duck down to the lowest level. Under something sturdy, Cover your head. Stay in the shelter until the storm has passed. In homes go to the basement or to an interior room on the l)west floor. Upper stones are un safe. Wrap yourself in overcoats or blan- kets to protect from flying debris. In schools, hospitals, factories and shop- ping centers: go to an interior room or Kansas Severe Weather Awareness Week will be observed Monday through Friday. A siren drill will be conducted in early afternoon Tuesday. If the weather is threatening the drill will be delayed until Thursday. The National Weather, Service Weather Forecast Office. Hastings, along with the Jewel] County Emer- gency Preparedness Department will be preseminga"Storm Spotter's" meet- ing at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Jewell County Courthouse. meeting room. .Mankato. All volunteer storm spotters are invited to attend. Currently there are 45 sorm spot- ters serving Jewell Count 3' and accord- ing to Don Snvder. the county's emer- gency prepare}Jness director, more vol- unteers are welcome. They may regis- ter along with tile existing volunteers at the meeting. With the exception of hail and strong winds reported in some areas, last 2, ear was relatively quiet in Jewell County. But the tornado that hit southwest of Finding a fresh drink of water can be challenging for animals in the colc winter weather. This cat has mastered balancing on the edge of a birdbath for a drink. Photo by Jean Crouse hallon the lowest floor: crouch down and cover your head: Don't take shel- ter in halls that open to the south or the west: centrall 3-located stairwells are good shelter. Leave mobile homes im- mediately. If you are traveling and a tornado is sighted, pull over and park: then the options are to.stay ill the ve- hicle with the seat belt on. put your head down behm lhe window: cover- ing witl )our, hands and a blanket if possible: or ii you calq get safely no- ticeably lower than the level of tile roadway, exit your vehicle and lie ill that area, covering your head with your hands. Each year I t).OOt) thunderstorms. 2.500 floods. 1.000 tornadoes, and I 0 hurricanes impact the United States. May 23. 2008 Kansas reported 70 tornadoes which was a record for tile most ill one day. Numbers of tornadoes in Kansas during tile 1950s. was 560: in the 1960s. 457: in tile 1970s. 303: in the 1980s 339: in the 1990s. 789: and the 2000s through 2009. 1.192. Walk Kansas to start It's time to pull'out the walking shoes and make a comanltment to im, prove 3 our health by participating in Walk Kansas 2010. Team packets are ready to be picked up at your local extension office. Walk Kansas 2010. is a ]ow-cosl. eight week program which encourages teams of six to compile 15 minute segments of heart healthy actlwty (walking, biking, yoga, pilates and aerobics) to equal tile distance of 423 miles across Kansas. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services recommends 30 min- utes of moderate physical activity five or more days a week  for a total of 150 minutes each week, for most adults. Everyday activiues, such as walk- ing around thc block or choosing tile stairs instead, ,f tile elevator, can help with weight or weight loss. lowei'blood pressure and reduce stress and the risks of diabetes and some cancers. Walk Kansas 2010 is scheduled March 7 through May 8. Last year m the Post Rock Extension District the were 91 teams entered logged a total of 64.559 miles, or an average of 221 minutes per individual per week. Registration deadline is Friday. For registration forms or more informa- tion. contact a Post Rock Extension Office. Thursday, March 4, 2010 Price 50 Entered into the mail at Webber. Kansas. and Superior. Nebraska Snowy landscapes continue to be comm on in Jewe]l County. However. most area residents seemed to be ready for spring weather. Burglars enter farm shop; tools reported missing TheJewell County Slheriff's De- partment was alerted on Feb. 21 that a' shop building on the 3ame Decker proper[), at 2600 and 150 Road.. Burr Oak. had been burglarized. The call was made by Justin Schriner. all em- plo3 ee of Decker. When an officer arrived at the scene it was reported that several tools were missing. Tire tracks were noted com- ing from the roadway that went di- rectly to the shop door. There was no forced entry made as the doors were unlocked. Schiner had been at the farm feed- ing cows tile night before and when he fed the cattle tile next morning, he found the shop had been entered. There were things left untouched and only small tools and boxes were mssing. It was estimated that the missing tools were valued between $3.000 to $4.000 Tile residents living in the house On the property were questioned and they reported that around 12:20 p.m. on the 21 st. they had beard someone at the farm Later they saw a small, dark colored car leaving from the farm yard. They said they thought it was Schriner doing the chores and so were not sus- picious. The owner was contacted and pro- vided a description of the mi ssl ng tools. The Jewell County Crime Stoppers ask that if anyone has any infbrmation to who may have done this to please call the Crime Stoppers at 785-378- 3776 or toll tiee 866-641-9100. Calls may be made 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Callers may remain anonymous. Cash awards are avail- able for information that leads to an arrest. Author, historian to speak on Indian raids in county Program at RHHS Little Theatre Jeff Broome. historian and author will present a program starnng at 7:30 p.m. Friday, March 12. in the Rock Hills High School Little Theatre. Sponsored by tile Jewell County Historical Society, he will be sharing intbrmation on tile Indian raids in Jewell Coun!y and surrounding area. during the ) ears o1:1866 th vouch 1869. Broome teaches philosophy and classes on indian Wars at Arapahoe Commu- laity College, Littlelon. Colo. He has written several books pertaining to In- dian Wars including General Custer's Indian campaigns. His books include Wild West. CusterandHis Times, Book 5. Custerlnto The West. Greasy Gross, Journal oJ the hzdian Wars. Vol. 1. One of this latest bookL Dog Soldier Justice. will be featured ill Ihis pro- gram. Broome has presented about eight programs a year since 2003. averaging about eight a year. Topics have in- cluded thc indian wars in Kansas. Colo- rado and Nebraska. Custer's campaigns from t867 to 1876. and Indian raids. Mankato Weather High and Low Temperatures Feb. 21 ................................. 28 22 Feb. 22 ................................. 27 18 Feb. 23 ................................. 29 9 Feb. 24 ................................ 29 4 Feb. 25 ................................. 32 4 Feb. 26 ................................. 39 15 Feb. 27 ................................. 49 15 For the week: 2 inches of snow. 0.04 moisture. Week spotlights eating on a budget As tile economic squeeze contin- ues. many Americana relnain con- cerned the cost eta healthy diet is out of reach. However. according to an Agriculture Depamnent study, the cost of eating healthy hasn't chanced as much as some ] ess-healthy alternatives. Eating healthy food while on a budget does require smart shopping Farm Bureau's Food Check-Out Week. Feb. 21-27. focused on helping Americans learn how to how tt) stretch their grocery dollars with healthy, nu- tritious food A recent USDA report supports the economics of healthier eating. Food price data shows prices for unprepared. readily available fresh fiuits and veg- etables have remained stable relauve to dessert and snack foods, such as chDs, ice cream and cola. Farm Bureau's Food Check-Out Week was aimed at helping American consumers learn how to shop cffec- A new publication, Destination tively to put nutritious meals on tile Phtnder." The Indian War On The Roads table with fewer dollars. "Learning to To Denver, as ex pected to be available, use your grocery dollars wisely en- tiffs year. sures that nutritum isn't neglected." Broome will also provide special music on his guitar. Starting at 7 p.m., he will s hare SOl.n e of hi.s ori gin al com- positions and interpretations, prior to his program. AT - p.m. Thursday, March 1]. Broome will present a program on Tke ChevemTe Dog Soldiers Raids in Re- publi( amt Sun)unding Counties at the Scandia Museum. Scandia. Admission is free lk)r both programs. Jim Nelson, Jewell. will have some of his paintings on display at both loca- tions. said Brenda Dooley, a Jewel] County Farm Bure:au memnber. "'Eruit, and vegetables, along with whole grains, low-fat dairy products. lean meats fish. beans e,,cs and nuts. are an important part eta healthy diet. Buying fresh produce when it's ill sea- son and costs less. while buying frozen fruits and vegetables when they' re not in season. s a smart way to stretch that dollar,'i said Dooley Iewell County Farm Bureau do- nated to the county food pantry in observation of food check out week. Jewe]l County Farm Bureau board members presentec funds to Lisa Goodheart, food pantry representative recently. Pictured are (back row, from left) Bryan Reined, Josh Bohnert, Arnold Ross, Brian Cockroft (front) Lisa Goodheart and Brent McCollough.