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Thursday, May 7, 2015 ~)ffices located at 111 E. Main, Mankato, Kansas 66956 A feature of The Superior Express Price 50 Entered into the mail at Mankato, Kansas, and Superior, Nebraska Lavernia Peters, mayor of Formoso, last Friday signed a proclamation for Arbor Day. The Formoso Tree Board also observed Arbor Day in the city park. During the past 30 years, the Formoso Tree Board has planted lots of trees and bushes throughout the town. The city has lost some of the varieties planted to weather and vandalism. Members of the tree board have planted lots of trees and bushes in the Formoso City Park. Trees found are: cottonwood, silver maple, red maple, redbud, snow crabapple, radiant crabapple, autumn purple ash, rosehill ash, service berry, new horizon elm, frontier elm, golden rain tree, catalpa, thornless locust, sunburst locust, red oak, bur oak, Shumard oak, Kentucky coffee, summer apple, Bradford pear, London plane (Sycamore), Japanese zelkovia, Washington Hawthorne, Austrian pine, blue spruce. Also in the park are older hackberry trees that are in poor condition that eventually will be replaced. Bushes at the park are forsythia, The Jewell County Commissioners met Monday with commissioners Mark Fleming, Steve Greene and Dwight Frost present. Carla Waugh, county clerk, was also present. Jim Vaughan, solid waste director, said the state inspector visited and the transfer station and HHW had no vio- lations. He said the landfill had viola- tions from an illegal dump at the C&D pit. Jim also provided the monthly ac- tivity report for April. Shannon Meier, ambulance direc- tor, reviewed the billing report for April. Shannon said they covered calls for Mitchell County EMS last week while the staff attended a funeral. Shannon requested an executive session to dis- cuss confidential data relating to fi- nancial affairs. Regular session re- sumed with Steve Greene moving to write off$9,754.29 for the first quarter of 2015 for the ambulance department. Dwight S Frost seconded and the mo- tion passed unanimously. Joel Elkins, general superintendent, reported on routine maintenance and discussed personnel. The commission- ers reported road concerns. The commissioners signed the re- vised and corrected employment rules and regulations for the Jewell County Highway Department. Darrell Miller, county attorney, and J About 50 people were in attendance as the Desire Tobey Sears Chapter of the National Society of the Daughters of Revolution honored veterans of the Vieinam Warina ceremony Thursday evening at the Jewell Public Library. The event began with an invocation byThe Rev. Jim Rice, followed by the Pledge of Allegiance lead by Matthew Rice. Jewell Mayor Bill Loomis wel- comed the audience with these remarks: "You came to this reception and you aren' t worried that someone will come through the door and arrested you for being here: We have freedom of as- sem, b!y, " You have been talking, saying what you think and you aren't worried that Someone will drag you from your bed tonight and take you away. We have freedom of speech. "We have prayed and you aren't worried that you will be beheaded. We have freedom of religion. "I want to welcome you and thank you for coming but we have really come here to thank those who have fought for our country, our Constitu- tion, and our way of life." The ceremony began with Steve Bartsch and John Woemer of Jewell as well as Ralph Ozmun of Tennessee being introduced and recognized for their service during the Vietnam era. Kerma Crouse then introduced the eight Viemam War veterans who were present. E4 Bo Bolen, United States Navy, Jim Nelson Riverboat Section 531 Revron 5 Mekong Delta. E4 Gene Foster, United States Army, 504th Military Police. Spec. 4 Larry Haskett, United States Army Infantry, wounded on Feb. 27, 1967. Staff Sgt. David Kadel, United States Air Force. Spec. 4 Evert LaCoe, United States Army, infantry. Spec. 4 Jim Nelson, United States Army 25th infantry. E4 John Stoeber, United States Navy, CeeBees. Petty Officer 3rd Class John Walker, United States Navy, CeeBees Kansas cattle on feed up one percent Kansas feedlots, with capacities of 1,000 or more head, contained 2.11 million cattle on feed April I, accord- ing to the USDA's National Agricul- tural Statistics Service. This inventory was up one percent from last year. Placements during March totaled 410,000 head, up five percent from 2014. Fed cattle marketings for the month of March totaled 370,000 head, up seven percent from last year. Other disappearance during March totaled 10,000 head, down from last year. John Stoeber Bo Bolen David Kadel burning bush, red twig dogwood, rose of Sharon (Althea), Pfitzer evergreens. Trees found on main street are: red- bud, flowering crabapple, Bradford~ pear, and oak. Planted trees located at the audito- rium are Greenspire linden,locust and also some ornamental grasses. The tree board has planted several things on the site where the Formoso School used to stand. Trees are flower- ing crabapple and pine. Bushes are cotoneaster and Korean lilac. Also planted have been ornamental grasses. the commissioners telephoned Mitchie Woerner to discuss removal of the county' s dozer located on his property. Woerner said he wants rent payments of $35 per day for more than two years. The meeting was adjourned at 11 a.m. Commissioner Fleming and the county clerk attended the multi-county meeting at Mitchell County. Topics discussed included valuation; bridge inspections; policy at landfills for wind and mud; KPERS proposed legislation and jail meals. Heather Hartman, Mitchell County Economic Develop- ment, provided a slide presentation on the Kansas Agricultural Rural Leadership's trip to South Africa. Jewell Co. real estate sells at public auction April 23 a public auction was held at the Lebanon Community Center sell- ing Jewell County land located ! 0 miles north and three miles east of Lebanon at the junction of 20 Road and Birch Road, which is located one mile east of the Smith and Jewell county line. Sold was 160 acres more or less with 134.04 acres cropland balance hayed grass and waste. Bases were wheat 66.94 acres, soybeans 33.48 acres, and corn 33.48 acres. The successful bidder was the Tom Shute Family for $3,550 an acre. Sellers were Larry D. and Susan (Chandler) Ruddell. Sale was con- ducted by Frieling Realty and Auction Inc., Smith Center. May 1 a home in Esbon sold at public auction. The seller was the Jerry Nelson Estate. The home, located at 205 West Ave., was a three bedroom house that had a three-quarter base- ment, single car garage and several out buildings. Successful bidder was Craig Duskie for $18,500. Auctioneer and realty broker was Lee Oliver of Oliver Realty and Auction, Smith Center. Local Weather High and low temperatures April 26 ................................... 61 46 April 27 ................................... 56 38 April 28 ................................... 64 40 April 29 ................................... 72 40 April 30 ................................... 71 40 May 1 ...................................... 75 46 Ken Garst, weather observer for Jewell, reported .11 of precipitation for the week. 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