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i Offices located at 111 E. Main, Mankato, Kansas 66956 148 E. Third Street, Su[ erior, Nebraska 68978. A feature of The Superior Express Thursday, June 17, 2010 Price 50˘ i Entered into the mail at Webber, Kansas, and Superior, Nebraska Country Legend Team Terry Moyer and Jensen Eilert. Grandad Wendall Moyer is n the background. Jensen's mother Jessie was the team captain. because of tee. The committee members this year were Kristin Underwood. Irene Brainard. Karen Figgins. Heather Garst. Becky Cockroft. Mary Ann Kibbe. Carol Divel and Vergaline Holdren. Carnival games and aBounce House provided additional entertainment. Supper was provided by the Mankato Volunteer Fire Department• There was a basket auction and a quilt was given away. For the program. Kaitlyn Diamond sang the national anthem with a color guard brin ,in,- , in the flags. The survi- vors' lap was taken and then there was the lighting of a birthday cake. After the caregivers lap, the luminary cer- emony was held with the reading of the names. Walking laps followed. Team campsites were visited and entertain- ment was provided throughout the evening by Kaitlyn Diamond. The most successful team in raising funds was the Lois and Clark Expedition. Irene Bralnard was the individual that raised the most funds. Funds raised at this event went to the American Cancer Society• The annual Jewcll Cotinty Relay For Life w.'as held Saturda5 night. Be- cause of the forecast for inclement weather, the event was moved from the Mankato City Park to the Mankato City Building, formerly the National Guard armory. This year's theme was "Each Lap Gets Us Closer To A World With More Birthdays." There were six teams: The Lois and Clark Expedition. Birthday Believers, Cancer Stomp'n Cowboys, Country Legends. Party Planners. and Sweet Sixteen. Brian Shulda served as era- The 33rd Annual Jewell County Antique Farm Machinery Show and Threshing Bee will be held Saturday and Sunday, July 17 and 18 at the Mankato Cit3, Park and Jewell County Historical Society Grounds. This year International tractors and farm equipment will be featured. A 1948 IH Farmall Tractor BN. and a International 660 Pedal Tractor. do- nated by Jewell Implement will be gwen away. An auction will be held both days auctiomng offa set of thresh- ing bee buttons and wood carvings. A new feature this year will be chainsaw carving demonstrations pre- sented by Cary Keenan of Iowa. There will be daily parades ht 1:30 p.m. in the park. Other activnies will include tractor pulls, annque automo- bile. tractor and eqmpmeni shows. pedal tractor pull. children's games, flea market and craft booths, crosscut saw contest, treasure tank hunt. food booths, and musical entertainment. Demonstrations planned include horse shoeing, wheat threshing with a steam engine, blacksmithing, saw milling, rope making, gasoline engines, and archery. A quilt show will be held from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday, and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday at the Mankato Community Center Building. The quilts can be entered Friday from 10 a.m. until noon. A spinning demonstration will take place during the quilt show. Saturday a barbecue supper will be served courtesy of the Mankato Retail- ers, starting at 5:30 p.m. The Mankato Volunteer Fire Department will host a beer garden. A free dance will be held Saturday night with Jimmy Dee and the Fabulous Destinations providing the music. Sunday's breakfast will be served by the Rock Hills FFA with a freewill donation taken. Sunday morn- ing a worship service will be held at 9 a.m. in the park with Robert Angleton as the speaker. Music will be provided by Greg and Donna Diamond, Webber. Plaques will be given to all exhibi- tors. For more information contact Hooley Alcorn, Earl Buckley, Ben Ruthstrom, Roger Fedde, Leon Boden, or the web site www.jewell The event is sponsored annually by the Jewell County Historical Society. Candidates beat June 10 deadline The following have filed for office in Jewell County before the Thursday noon deadline: Steve Greene, Repub- lican, county commissioner 1st Dis- trict. Jack Higbee, Republican, Grant township clerk. Mahlon L. McDill, Republi :.n, Center township clerk. Kirk Wil,;on, Republican, Ionia town- ship clerk. Keith Roe, Republican, Center township committeeman. Bryan Boyles, Republican, Harrison town- ship committeeman. Fred Eilert, Re- Continued to page 4 A benefit bake sale was held Tuesday morning outside the Flower Patch in Mankato to raise funds to assist with Joey Zadina cancer treatments. The bake sale was hosted by the Burr Oak American Legion Auxiliary junior members and Justice Cummings, Burr Oak.. Above, Judy Miller puts the finishing touches on a cake as Bella Volker and Kayle Wagner watch at the bake sale..(see info above on the bake sale. Wagner and Volker are junior auxiliary members. The Rock Hills School Board met Monday in regular sessio and ap- proved the purchase of $46.000 in tech- nology equipment as part of the annual technology equipment rotating plan. The purchase will inclade 10 PC laptops for teachers; eight Macintosh laptops for teachers; 20 desktop com- puters for the high school business classroom and middle school lab; five classroom projectors; 10 iMac com- puters for the high school CRC room; 20 OfficeMac 2008 licenses; one OfficeMac 2008 CD; and various antivirus software. Present at the meeting, held in the district office board room in Mankato, were board members Steve Spiegel, Mark Fleming, Lesa Peroutek, Lori Yelken. Keith Roe, Ervin Underwood and Tracy Walker. Others present were William Walker, superintendent, Gloria Schlaefli, Allen Walter, high school principal, Beverly Roemer, middle school and elementary princi- pal; Nadine Smith. Darrell Miller, board attorney, and Lynette Bartley, board clerk. The meeting agenda was amended and approved. Also approved were the minutes of the last regular and special meetings, the check registers and trans- fers. The May treasurer's report was not avail able. The board reviewed and discussed the monthly bus report. Walter re- quested authority to close out the ac- count of the Class of 2010 and to transfer the balance of $543.72 to the incoming junior class, creating extra funds for prom ex penses. Walter also requested authority to open an activity account for the class of 2014. The board approved both requests. It was agreed to adopt the amend- ment to the 2009-2010 budget because of the increase in special education fundin~ in t;:e general fund budget. The board approved the purchase of carpeting from Boeve's Interior Design Center for two classrooms at the elementary school building for the total amount of $4,897.55. The vote Mankato Chamber members plan summer promotion The Mankato Chamber of Com- merce met last Wednesday noon at Bob's Inn. Nine members and a guest were present. The meeting was con- ducted by Natalie Frost. chamber presi- dent. It was reported Central National Bank and the State Exchange Bank had donated $100 in Chamber Bucks for the Quilt Shop Hop participants that visited Mankato. Winners were Gall Miller, Shirley Fischer and Lori Bonjour of Mankato, Char Grelk, Junc- tion City, Gary Wilson. Cawker City, Esther Thompson, Courtland. Jane McMillan: and Sheila Gaines, Smith Center; Deb McNeil. Clay Center, Kan., Char Grelk, Junction City, and Hollie Shapee. Salina. A summer promotion wasdiscussed with the prize being Chamber Bucks. James Berry made a motion to give $100 and Dick Burns provided the motion's second. It carried. The sign up box will be rotated to different bust- nesses throughout the summer. It was announced that volunteers are still needed for the gates at the Jewell County Antique Machinery Show and Threshing Bee. There are enough volunteers for Saturday but volunteers are needed for Sunday. The Jewell County VFW has agreed to let the Mankato Chamber of Com- merce place an activity sign on the side of their building. This will take the place of the information sign that has been placed in the middle of the Com- mercial and Jefferson intersection. Dick Burns donated a sign and letters that can be used. • Tammy Kimminau, community manager for the American Cancer So- ciety, reported on the services off~red to cancer patients. The next meeting will be July 14 at the Buffalo Roam Steakhouse. Vandals enter closed Jewell High School The building formerly used as the Jewell High School Building was en- tered sometime the night of June 13 or early morning hours on June 14. Entry into the building now owned by the City of Jewell was made through a window on the south side of the build- ing. As the window had previously been broken out, the opening was cov- ered by a board. The board was re- moved to permit entry into the build- ing. According to the report made by the sheriff' s office, six door windows were broke out to gain entry into various rooms within the building. All were on the second floor of the building. Noth- ing was reported as missing and dam- ages are estimated to be less than $500. If any one has information to who my have done this is asked to call the Jewell County Crime Stoppers at 785- 378-3776 or call toll free at 866-641- 9100. Calls may be made 24 hours a day, seven days a week and callers may remain anonymous. was 4-3 with Spiegel, Fleming and Underwood opposed. A request was made from the Rockettes dance team to use school suburbans to travel to and from dance camp in Downs June 24-26. As per rules and recommendations from the KSHSAA, it was determined that since it is not a school sponsored group; the request was denied. Discussion followed on requested new weight room equipment for the high school weight room. Sam Meyers. coach and athletic director, had sub- mitted an informational narrative to support this request. The equipment would apparently reduce the student congestion and increase efficiency and safety in the weight room. The cost of the equipment is $7;672. The board approve the purchase unanimously. The board declared surplus a sub- mitted list of outdated and broken mi- croscopes. Discussion was held regarding a proposal from Pierce Electronics. Mankato, for new speakers, a 250 watt amp and labor for installation to up- grade the sound system at the track and football field. Walker moved, seconded by Peroutek, to do the upgrading as proposed at a cost of $2.765. The mo- tion carried 6-1. with Fleming opposed. Terms were approved of the con- tract with Jewell County Health De- partment for the coming school year. Walker praised the county's health department services that had been pro- vided during the H 1N 1 vaccinations. The board voted to accept the terms of the lease agreement between the ,City of Mankato" and district for the Parents As Teach&'s location on Com- mercial Street in Mankato. Out of district transportation re- quests were approved for the coming school year for Shannon Kussman, Jen- nifer Kussman. Lori Carlgren. Melissa Rice. Shelli Navarro, Sherry Mart, to USD 273; and Philip Vetter, Amber Loomis. Brian Koster. Katrina Jones, Sadie Hayden, Chanda Gronewoller, Victoria Foster. Deidra Burks, Josh Burks. Tract Link. Lori Howell, Susie Behrends. Debra Beals, Billie Arasmith, Kathy Mallory and Jennifer Adolph, to USD 273. The vote was 6- 1. with Walker opposed. The board held their first reading of the proposed changes to the 2010-2011 substitute, classified, transportation, RHHS student, RHHS activities, and RHHS teacher handbooks. The board will be asked to approve the proposed handbooks at the regular July meeting. The board held executive sessions to discuss non elected personnel. No classified resignations were presented at this time. It was decided to table approving the classified personnel un- til the special June 24 meeting. Also tabled until the June 24 meeting was the classified personnel work agree- ment hours for the coming school year. There were no certified resignations presented at this time. Approved were the recommenda- tions of David Graham as vo-ag certi- fled teacher and Katie Whipple as a chemistry and physics teacher for the coming school year. The resignation of Katrina Larson as middle school assistant basketball coach effective immediately was ac- cepted. The board approved the supplemen- tal assignment for Sheila Lorence as high school cheerleader camp spon- sor. Superintendent Walker reported on the lettering to be placed on the re- cently purchased 1991 MCI bus. "Rock Hills" will be on both sides in 18-inch red letters with black outline: "Griz- zlies" on the back: "Rock Hills" and "107" on the top front in white and "107" on the back. Walker re ported the Title I ARRA funds were returned to the Kansas Department of Education to be prop- erly utilized in th,~ coming school year. These funds will be drawn down dur- ingthe2010-2011 school year forquali- fying Title I expenditures. He also re- ported the new windows for the el- ementary school came in with bronze interi or panels which was not what the quote or purchase order stated. The windows were picked up to have the interior panel color changed. Walter reported the high school year ended well and students were pre-en- rolled with schedules sent out to them. Cheerleading uniforms have been or- dered for the high school cheerleaders. purchased with funds raised by the Continued to pa~e 4 The Jewell County Emergency Medical Services has placed a new ambulance into service The vehhicle is a 2010 Dodge truck with a re- mounted 2004 A.E.V. Box. This ambulance replaces that had been stationed in Esbon. The old am- bulance was retired and the other units rotated. The former ambulance last stationed at Esbon is now being used as a mobile communication center for the Iewell County Emergency Prepared- ness Office. There are currently three ambulance units in Mankato and one in Esbon. In order to have an ambulance in a community, the community must pro- vialed a trained staff. At the current time only Mankato and Esbon are the only communines that have the re- quired number of staff members avail- able. According to Shannon Meier. Jewel l County emergency medical ser- vices director, the day the ambulance arrived it was called into service~ A grant was received to purchase a critical resuscitation pump that will soon be placed into the new ambu- lance. Meier said this will make their serwces "'more consistent and more efficient, and will also be safer, as it will free the EMTs to provide more services while the pump is operating on it's own." There are presently six full time emergency medical technicians serv- ing Jewell County and 13 parttime staff members and volunteers. Classes being taught through Cen- tral Community College are currently being offered at Superior. A Jcwell resident. Gary Colson. is now attend- ing these classes Classes are schcdul ed for this fall in Jewell County provided there is enough interest. Fulltime EMT staff members in- clude Shannon Meier. Wendy Ost. Gerry Waugh. Vincent Urbaniak. Deb Vaughan and Donna Burgess. Sharon Hesket Sahlfeld. Beloit. was accepted into the 41st Annual Governor's Art Show and Sale. The show is held in conjunction with Nebraskaland Days June 19 through 27 at North Platte. Only 20 artists from around the ,~,7~ united States are accepted for the ex- ~. hibit. The artists include Sahlfeld. Larry Case, Karen Cooper. Kay Cooper. David Dorsey, John Dorwart. Linda Egle, Marilyn Frisbie. Mariel Klingbeil, Martin Mora. Jr.. Randy Nottingham. Tim O'Neill. Tina Simeon. Eric Stearns, Sam Thiewes. Alan Thomas, Karmel Timmons. Jim Whartman and Jan Wiedmeier. They are from Colorado. Kansas. Oklahoma. Nebraska. New Mexico. Wyoming and SouthDakota. The show opens at 5:30 Friday with a private reception for the artists. It continues Saturday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 4p.m. The show features westem and wild- life artists in all types of media. Sahlfeld will be showing,'draw- ings, paintings, leather work and pho- tography. She is the daughter of Judy Hesket Bingham and the late Gary Hesket of Mankato. Sahlfeld grew up in Mankato where her father was a game warden at Lovewell Lake for 35 years. She is of Cherokee Indian blood and grew up in Mankato where her father taught her about heritage. Animals were an im- portant part of her life. Sahlfeld tries to use these elements t~ her artwork and has won various awards includimz: in 1987 one of 30 finalists in a Kansas photography phone book cover con- test sponsored by Southwestern Bell Photographs from this contest went o~ a tour across Kansas. In 1990 she was the first place recipient of Kansas Press Association Award of Excellence in photography. In 1992. she was the best of show recipient in Courtland Easter Art Competition Show. From 1994 to 2003. she was the winner of merit awards at Haskell Indian Art Corn peti- tion. From 2007 to 2009 she was se- lected to exhibit with the Smoky Hills Art competition at Hays. Sahlfeld said she enjoys learning and creating in all different types of media. She annually shows at the In- dian Art Market in Lawrence spon- sored by Haskell Commuhity College. She also sells her work through the Indian Art Center in Abilene and the Indian Center in Lincoln, Neb. "I am excited about the show and being one of 20 artists chosen for this opportunity," said Sahlfeld. "I have worked hard and hope it shows through m my artwork and I am looking for- ward to sharing with other artists and attending the Buffalo Bill Rodeo." The Jewell County Relay For Life was held in Mank~lto Saturday night. Pictured participating in the survivor and ' care giver's lap (from left) are Deb Bohnert, Susan Bean the McCutcheon family: Shane, Krystal, Janice and Terry; Don Snyder, Emma Claycamp and Eula Sitsby. I l i b :', I I ,