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Thursday, June 30, 2011 Price 50 Offices located at 111 E. Main, Mankato, Kansas 66956 148 E. Third Street. Su Nebraska 68978 A feature of The Su Express Entered imo the mail at Webber. Kansas. and Superior. Nebraska Harvesters are fervorishly cutting wheat n Jewell County this week. Pictured cutting Monday evening west of Mankato, are Brady Jack and Robbie Dean. The wheat was testing 11.8 percent moisture. Wheat testing 14 percent of lessmoisture is preferred received by Wheat Wheat harvest has started in Jewell County. The high temperatures and humid weather now being experienced are typical for harvest time. Some fear the hot temperatures could cook the wheat in the heads before they can be harvested. Others say a rain would be nice to help the fall crops that are on their way. Esbon Grain reported on Friday Roger Underwood. was the only one to bring wheat in. By Tuesday mormng 6.200 bushels were in the elevator with 11 percent moisture and 58 to 61 pound test weight. Fatl crop planting is pretty well done in the Esbon area with the crops looking good. Heavy ram washed harvest underway in Jewell some fields making replanting neces- OnMonday MidwayCo-opinMan- sary. Wheat was helped by the recent rains filling out the heads. Midway Co-op at Burr Oak had no harvest activity to report as of Tuesday morning. The Glen Elder elevator reported the first load came in Sunday, June 19. Harvest was rolling strong on Mon- day, June 20. As of Tuesday they have taken in I, 173,436 bushels, with yields being reported from 40 to 60 bushels per acre. Farmers in the Glen Elder are about half done with the harvest. Harvest is just starting in the Courtland area and a spokesman for the elevator said a report was not avail- able. kato received their first load of wheat for the year from Fred and Jason Eilert. The elevator took in 10,000 bushels with 14 to 15 percent moisture and a test of 59 that day Most of the wheat in the Mankato area is still green and wet. June 20 Steve McIntyre brought the first load of this year's wheat into the Randall Farmers Co-op Union. Asof Tuesday morning, the elevator had taken in 150,000 to 180,000 bushels with test weight averaging 57, and yields anywhere from 17 to 40 with the average of 27 to 30. Average weight at this time is around 35 but Archie Th- ompson, manager, said it is early and el4vators because it can be stored without additional drying. If the weather conditions hold, much of the wheat in Jewell County will be cut be I the end of the week. i.,,, state Exchange JlJP. Bank dates to 1887 he expects the report v with average yields exp good as last year. Thompson wasn't su rains helped or hurt the He said most fall crop pl but the rain made some r( essary. Jewell Branch of the I ers Co-op Union receive, of 2011 wheat Monday and 40 thousand bushels before the elevator clo Tuesday the elevator e' ceive 150,000 bushels. TI are better in the Jeweil t but much of the wheat is wet. 9 School board sets administrators sala A special meeting was held by the Board of Education for USD 107 June 23. Those present were Steve Spiegel, Mark Fleming, Lori Yelken. Tracy Walker, Ervin Underwood, Keith Roe, Lesa Peroutek, Allen Walter, Nadine Smith. Janelle Greene, Brenden Wirth, Cathy Dauner and Lynette Bartley. Out of district transportation re- quests from Angie Ehlers and Melissa Rice to USD 426 for the 2011 - 12 school year were approved by a vote of 6-1 ,ill get better with Tracy Walker casting the oppos- ing vote. Terms of the 2011-12 building prin- cipal contracts were approved. Allen Walter, High School Princi- pal, annual salary will be $66,700 plus insurance benefits, effective Aug. 1, 2011 through June 8, 2012, and 12 sick leave days accumulative to a total maxi- mum of 75 paid sick leave days. Beverly Roemer. middle school pri- ncipal, annual salary will be $53,378 Superior native is Jewell County Hospital's new CFO At the June 23, monthly hospital board meeting the Board of Trustees approved a con- sulting agree- ment with Doyle L. McKimmy, currentCEO. Mr. McKimmy's three yar con- tract was up as of May 31, 2011 and the board started reviewing his performance at theApril meet- Eric Borden ing per the con- tract. As events developed, it was deter- mined that the hospital could save around $50,000 by entering into the arrangement plus increasing tbe re- sponsibilities of the chief financial of- ricer to deal with some daily opera- tional issues. Mr. McKimmy will be going from full time to an "as needed" status, attending meetings, plus main- taining a presence every other week- end and as requested by the board. He will notbe paid any benefits as a part of this agreement. After discussing several alterna- tives,the board believes this arrange- plus insurance benefits effective Aug. 1,2011 through June 8, 2012 and 12 sick leave days accumulative to a total maximum of 75 paid sick leaves days. Nadine Smith, superintendent of schools and Pre K-4 principal, annual salary will be $80,000 plus insurance benefits, effective July 1,2011 through June 30, 2012, 15 days paid vacation leave, exclusive of legal holidays and school calendar holidays, and 18 days paid sick leave accumulative to a total maxnnum of 75 paid sick leave days. Board members approved the ad- ministrator recommendation of Megan Boyles for the 2011-2012 school year as third grade teacher. Extended contracts for the 2011- ment allows for continuity of relation- ships with the medical staff, depart- ment heads, employees and the board, The board believes that this relation- ship allows for continued leadership and decision making while freeing up money that could be utilized to de- velop elecutonic health records. Eric Borden, chief financial officer. comes to Jewell County Hospital as a University of Nebraska. Lincoln, 2010 spring graduate. In 2009, Borden gradu- ated with a bachelors degree m ac- counting and in 2010 received his mas- ters in accounting. He is a 2005 high school graduate of Superior High School, son of Frank and Sandy Borden, Superior. Eric is not married and at the present time is living with his parents in Superior, but hopes in the very near future to move closer to Mankato and his job. The first of July, Eric will become the chief operations officer for the Jewell County Hospital. His main con- cerns at this time are keeping the hos- pital open and he is looking forward to working with D'Ann Basart towards the development of the electronic medi- cal records. hours. The resignation fi Boyles as USD 107 tre Jur 30, 2011 was acc Board gave authori perintendent and bo out the 2011 fiscal ya termined by discussio mentioned recommenc perintendent and boarc latitude to make minor transfers and expendit to avoid budget violath out the funds on or I 2011. Prior to the board motion, Superintendenl that summer youth pro .cted to be as e if the recent Randall area. rating is done ;planting nec- [andall Farm- the first load Between 30 cerereceived ;ed that day. .pected to re- ke test weights 'ca at 58 to 59 ,till green and ties om Debra K. tsurer effective .'pted. ation to the su- l clerk to close r budget as de- 1 of the afore- ations. The su- clerk have the adjustments in ares as needed ,ns and balance efore June 30, voting on this Smith reported gram wanted to Llgh the district 2012 school year were approved as funnel an expense thrc follows: Billie Cox, summer technol- for a scoreboard put:base with do- ogy.for $3,067.65 for 120 extra duty' nated funds to benefit t rom tax exempt hours; David Graham. ag for $3,146 status. Superintendent mithreminded for 140 extra duty hours; Kevin Ost- the Board that this ws not an allow- woods for $1,790.90 for 80 extra duty able procedure. Moti0 passed 7-0. Jewell will hold fireWorks display at Emerson Lake Jewell's Lake Emerson will be the Bohnert's property. Edmonds also or- siteofafreefireworkdisplay Saturday dered the fireworks. I night. Terry Moyer with lWagon Wheel The show will begin at approxi- Concessions will have available for mately 9:30 p.m, with two sets of fire- work displays being shot following a short intermission. The five-minute delay ill be needed to reload the mortars. Through the courtesy of Calvin Bohnert, who personally knew Robin Edmonds, Topeka, through the Young Farmers organization, the committee was able to secure Edmonds' services on the busy weekend. He is licensed by the state and will be igniting the fireworks. The display will be shot across from Lake Emerson on Calvin Jaedyn Harris, Kansas City, helps paint bleachers as Steve Harris holds the paint can in Mankato this week in preparation for the Jewell County Threshing Bee. Other volunteers painting in the area when this picture was taken included Mitchell Whoolery, Rybeka Ryba, Bil Thomas, Barb Thomas, Roger Fedde, Steve Harris and Correy Whoolery. purchase hot dogs, ha aaburgers, corn .on the cob, nach0s, [ opcorn, cotton candy, and drinks. He will be serving from 5 to 9 p.m, The ireworks com- mittee will be selling 9okies. The D J, Worm and Bubbles,  ill be providing music as this time and taking free will donations. Darrell Bohnert veil I be giving rides around Jewell's new  calking trail Thelma Shelton, s id "Bring your chairs and folding tabl,s and join us in an evenmg of fun. Fe el free to bring your lawn games, buL no other fire- works will be permitt(d." The fireworks corn aaittee, which is spearheaded by Shelto a, raised $2,400 in a single day in April at their one and only fundraiser for thi  celebration. A turkey and noodle dir ner was held at theJewell Community Center.Women of the community dcnated pies and cakes for dessert. Gifts from local busi- nesses and an auctior was held after the lunch. Curt Saint as the auction- eer. Helping the day c the fundraiser were Carol Menhusel Ken Garst, Ed Pickel, Jim and Meli sa Rice, Frank Shelton, Judy Bolte an t Verlee Russell. Sen. Moran to visit JeweU Comity U.S. Senator,Jero Moran (R-Kan.) will visit Jewell Co mty on July 6, during his statewid( listening tour. Recently sworn in a: a U.S. Senator representing Kansas )n Capitol Hill, Sen. Moran is contim ring his tradition of traveling back to Kansas at every opportunity to visit h andreds of com- munities throughout he state. Sen. Moran will meet with resi- dents in Mankato at th  Mankato Com- munity Center, 214 b arth High Street, 1:45 p.m. to 2:45 pa a. Area residents are encouraged to atl end. The senator will xavel to each of Kansas' 105 countie., to talk with area residents about their hopes and con- cerns. The original bank building was erected in 1887 by a group of men from the State of Vermont who enwsioned the necessity of a new bank for the City of Mankato. This corporation would be named "The State Exchange Bank". This building was constructed of all brick with the windows surrounded by decorative native stone and an mpres- slve cornice across the top of the build- ing. The interior of the building was complete with a wood and steel barred enclosure around the tellers windows to insure safety and protection from hold-ups. The appearance after con- struction was one that symbolized strength and safety. The first building was maintained in its original state until 1914 when the interior of the building had extenswe changes made to the front half of the structure. The walls were covered with Italian marble fixtures, new decorative black steel bars were installed above the marble fixtures surrounding the teller area and topped with rich oak trim. The floor was covered with deco- rative tile. At this same time there was a large stained glass skylight installed toward the back of the remodeled area. This provided natural light through glass that was both decorative and beautiful. The front of the building was up- dated in 1965 with new larger win- dows at street level, along with an entrance at street level. Above the win- dows was covered with a spun alumi- num siding that enhanced the general appearance of the building, adding to the appearance of Commercial Street. April 15, 1975, the older State Ex- change Bank building was vacated and the bankmoved to their present loca- tion on Commercial Street. Behind the teller line of this present day business is a wall which consists of the stained glass windows which were removed from the skylight of the old bank build- ing. Burr Oak to host a 4th celebration Don't forget the Independence Day Celebration at the Burr Oak Commu- nity Center Sunday evening, July 3 beginning at 6 p.m. with a hamburger- .hot dog barbecue. At 8 p.m. home- made ice cream, cookies and brownies will be served. The fireworks display will begin at dusk. Anyone who wishes to bring their personal fireworks are invited to do so. These will be shot offprior to the community club display. Parents are asked to accompany their children if they are planning on shooting off fire- works. The fireworks this year are cour- tesy of the Burr Oak Volunteer Fire Department. Walt Wilson, Mike Har- ris and Guthrie Harris will be igniting them. A free will offering will be taken up during the evening with proceeds going to help defray costs for Allison Warner to attend the world series of softball in Orlando, Fla. Allison is a member of the Hastings Flames soft- ball team, which currently is ranked first in the nation. County hospital, LTC will host fireworks display The staff of the Jewell County Hospital and Long Term Care Unit will sponsor an annual 4th of July celebration and fireworks display Fri- day. The show will be held north and east of the facility. Showtime will be about 7:30 p.m. with ice cream and cookies being served along with a daylight display of fire- works. All proceeds will be used by the activities department. At dusk the night display will be ignited by Ian Foley, an employee of Jewell County Hospital. Lloyd Johnson with the Mankato Vol- unteer Fire Department and other fire- man will be on hand. Sponsoring this annual event is Ortman Insurance. Mankato Express. Lloyd's Sinclair, Kier's Thriftway, Flower Patch. Mankato Auto Parts, JeweU Grocery, Bob's Inn and Dick's TV, Furniture and Appliance. , The event is open to the public. Hospital under b0000,dget for fiscal year 201 q)-11 Doyle McKimmy, administrator, reported to the Jewell County Board of Directors that the facility had come in at $68.769 under budget this year. This was about the same place as last year. At this time last year totals were a negative $8,734 and this year they were a positive $124.000. McKimmy provided several differ- ent items that contributed to this fig- ure. From June 15 to May 31 payroll overtime was $4.400 less than last year at this time. May financial cash last year was $48.598 and this year cash is $140.849. Accounts receivable were $424,720 last year and this year they are $299.652. McKimmy said, "delinquent ac- counts have been cleaned up." Assets total $1,619,655 for the fa- cility, $22,708 more than last year. Patient service revenue was $200,000 better than last year. It was reported that the assisted living apartments are bringing in a income of $4,500 a month. After giving his report. McKimmy asked board members to sign the 2012 preliminary budget to be presented to the Jewell County Commissioners. The Long Term Care is operating at 86.3 percent capacity. Comparing last years numbers to this years numbers. Jewell County Health Cth}c vsics v/ere  325 o 366. The Kansas Department of Aging has issued a quarterly rate for Medic- aid at $176.31 that is roughly a $5 per day improvement. Additionally the fa- cility will receive $2.50 a day per pa- rent. Out of 345 medical facilities in the state, Jewell County's facility is in the top quarter of the state in terms of nurse to staff ratio. Dr. Nathan Murdock. a member of the Plains Radiology Services. Kearney, starts July 21. Reappoint- ments were signed for Dr. Heart, Plains Radiology Services, Kearney, and Marilyn Dunstan. ARNP. The week of'July 5, Fire Protection Services will start on the sprinkler sys- tem. A pressure test will be performed before starting work. The city of Mankato and Steve Christie of Mankato Plumbing have been contacted of the expected time frame. McKimmy hopes the.job will be completed by the end of August. Trustees present were Dan Garman. Larry Welch. Edgar Maribugh, Earl Buckley, Cynthia Clark. Other present were Doyle McKimmy, Eric Border. Steve Greene. D'Ann Basar a,d Joanne Freem an Mankato will host Red Cross blood drive Jewell County Blood drive will be held Thursday, July t4. 12 noon to 6 pmo at tle Makato C)mm,;i>, Ce> !.;;)(2-R'A) CROSS 800-]3.?i 4/23",, o make an appointment. Sharon Regmer is the local chairperson.