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at at 109 E. Main, Mankato, Kansas 66935 Webber, Kansas and Superior, Nebraska A feature of The Superior Express Thursday, July 15, 1993 Price 35 Subscription rate in Kansas $12.71 per year, $12.00 in Nebraska, Other stat $18.00 Send Kansas Subscription Orders to P.O. Box 258, Webber, Kansas 66970 and operations the Grand Kenneth the Kansas District, met Miller, and Richard were Canal several be either re- of sev- cause a number of with the of the operators :on filing grade the Ster of deeds tO fees. given United to install and access reap- and our year terms Hospital begin to- gh health, 1,509.98; ac- waste, Torrential downpours have caused several county roads to wash when flood waters washed away 24 feet of the road leaving a 12 to q Paul Abram, owner and op-Alsop Ready Mix Plant in crater of Abram Ready Mix in Mankato with the intention of Beloit, is taking a second look at expanding his business into putting a ready mix plant in Jewell County. The plant, located Mankato. on North High Street, Mankato, In the fall of 1992 Abram, needs a lot of work, so Abram who owns ready mix plants in purchased a plant in Arkansas Beloit, Minneapolis, Concordia with plans to move it onto a new and Belleville, purchased the site in Mankato. He needed two out. Southwest of Randall, this culvert was carried 15-foot ravine. Preparations are nearly com- A Ford which was converted to wheat. plete for the 16th annual antique serve as a tractor, a horse drawn Saturday the Mankato met- farm machinery show and thresh- water well drilling rig and a Plains chants are planning an"Old Fash- ing bee set for the Mankato City Indian exhibit prepared by Bob ioned Saturday Night" in down- Park this Saturday and Sunday. and Jean Rose. townMankato.Thevolunteerfire- The annual event, sponsored by Activities both days will in- men and Masons will be serving the Jewell County Historical So- cludeanantiquetractorpull, pedal food. Musical entertainment will ciety, is expected to draw hun- tractor pull, baker fan, broom be presented from 7 to 9 p.m. A dreds of visitors from throughout making, post rock working, rock dance will be held at the armory the United States. crushing, stream threshing, steam from 9 to 12. Ford and Fordson tractors will lumber milling, horse shoeing, Fun runs and walks will be be featured this year. The bee will draft horse plowing, horse pew- held Saturday morning. open at 8 a.m. each day. Barbecue ered grinding, blacksmithing, This and the last issue of this will be served all day both days. steam engine pyramid, flea mar- newspapercontainadvertisements Special features this year will ket, wheat weaving, lag sawing giving more details on the many include Wray Wehrman's Model and burr grinding of corn and events.. into a nearby field with a restraining order. acres of ground for his location cement, in concrete, free lime is Dermis and Julie Kennedy and and thought having it on the east released which combines with Doug Frasier visited with the side of Mankato was of benefit to the fly-ash to form cementitious council concerning the salvage all. The majority of the trucks properties. Abram recommends material moved from the demoli- hauling rock; sand and cement itforbasementwallstohelpwith tion site onto Kennedy's lots. Tbe would come from the east and if keeping the water out. ; Kennedys plan to have their lots he were located along East Abram Ready Mix hauled cleared in 90 days. Frasier Highway 36 it would keep the concrete to a Jewell County discussed the final cleanup. The truck traffic off the city streets bridge site and there was a prob- council wants the pit as free of and out of the residential area, as lem when it arrived five minutes burnable items as possible. well as make it more acessible late. The person in charge was Frasier offered to leave the fenc-. for the trucks, not happy with one load oftltree, ing up until thepit is filled. Street "To date not much interest "When research was done on the work needs to be completed be- has been shown," said Abram. formula presented to us, the for- fore the fencing is removed. "An offer of two lots east of the mule would have over yielded Demolition of the Turner Buffalo Roam for $5,000 a lot nearly one-half cubic feet," he was made but that is not feasible said. "We do not question WhentheMankatoCityCoun- Apartment building will come year.Walton pays all the electric ell met last Tuesday night Rod out of the general fund. and heating bills. He sub-leases Weltmer and Kevin Phillips, A letter was read from Don the 35 acres farmland to Jerry Weltmer Law Office, Mankato, Hamilton, stating he will retire Grout and the pasture land to were present to discuss the letter as city administrator, effective Don Snyder. their office received dismissing Jan. 1, 1994. Hamilton will stay The Rural Fire District No. 4 them as city attorney. Weltmer until the council finds someone fire-fighting agreement was also felt after serving as city attorney to fill the position, renewed for 1994-95-96. for 35 years he wanted more than Rick and Jeanne Freeman'sThe city has purchased an oil a one line dismissal. Council mortgage to the city has been distributor for $12,000. members stated their major released and a disclaimer filed in County Attorney Darrell eoncernwasthewaytheDubuque district court, disclaiming any Miller will be the city attorney. case was handled. They felt more interest in Riek's property. Drinking water nitrates were should have been done when The airport lease with Phil discussed.Thelasttestwasbelow equipment was moved out even Waltonwillberenewedfor 1994- 10, which is acceptable by EPA 95-96 at the cost of $2,382 a standards. with the cost of a plant, trucks, anyone's request for a certain utilities, hauling and freight, formula and if the formula is BUlT Oak Barglkli omio road one mile south of High- Massey sustained bruises and a way 36and three miles west of the Cost-s III molley jaw brokenin twoplaces. Johnson Republic County line. avll]ll |O II] l[ lip was bruised. Ruth Jones, a pas- According to the accident re- senger, sustained rib injuries, port Jensen stopped at a stop sign Signup for the Jewell County Masseyexpectstobereleasedfrom and proceeded without seeing the Conservation District cost-share the hospital later this week. Hoard vehicle approaching from funds has been slow this year. Julie Alexander, Manhattan the east. The rear of the Jensen The office has reserved only was the driver of a 1988 Dodge vehicle, a 1987 Chevrolet Astro about half the funds received. If Caravan which collided with a van, was struck by the Hoard re- producers are waiting for good deer on a U. S. Highway 36, one hicle, a 1989 Buick. weather, wheat harvest or any and one-half miles west of the Daniel Jensen was a passenger other reason, they should sign up south junction with Highway 14. Ln the van. immediately. The conservation The accident happened at 10:05 The accidents were investi- district needs to allocate these p.m. Friday. The westbound ve- gated by the Jewell County funds quickly, hdele was unable to stop for the Sheriff's Department. The Mankato Chamber of on main street Saturday evening, taxes, tags, etc." wrong there can be problems." Store now open court Commerce met Monday noon Country gospel singers will be "Call forwarding was put on According to Abram, footings Last Thursday evening Garry Massey, Formoso, was driving district-, with President Deb Alexander followed by Mike Ravin and the phone in Mankato so when for an addition to a Mankato Mr. and Mrs. Jim Williams this 1974 Chevrolet pk kupwhen he collkledwith a 1985 Chevrolet ich will presiding. Guests were USD 278 family. A dance will start at 9 someone called about concrete, building were poured when the have opened the Burr Oak Bar- van on aeounty road northeastofMontmse. Masseywastrans0orted =upport. St:perintendentRodDietz, Keith, p.m. sand, rock, etc.,thecallwouldbe temperature was 39 degrees in gainStoreinamainstreetbuilding to St. John s Hospital, Salina, where he is being treated. )ec. 1.Bethany and Sasha Roe, Deb The Jewell County 4-H Fair answered in the Beloit office," the day time. When it was time to long used for storage. 'xl with ' Alexander's grandmother, Irene will be July 26 to 29 with the eontinued Abram. "When a call poUr the waUs another plant was The Williams have painted the Ae id t lq pit li rengi- Or/man, and Carolyn Bames. musical being the last night. The comes from Jewell County we called. Abram checked to see if store front and stocked the build- en os a zes with Members were reminded of McCarterSisterswillbeperform- always charge mileage from therewasaproblemwithhiscon- ing with tools, novelties, paints l Countythe Soil Conservation Service " Mankato to the site, even if the crete and was told the concrete andparts for older tractors, trucks F d open house Aug. 17. mgAlexander attended.the load is mixed in Beloit."was "okay for the job but set up and automobiles. Mrs. Williams OrlllOSO r( ent New brochures arein and cost luncheon meeting last Wexmes- When a cull comes into the fast." Wind chill and freezing told the Jewelt County News re- $700. There has been $110dayattheKansasNationalGuard, office the desired mix is always were questioned and also the fact porter, "We have a little bit of Gary Massey, Formoso, was deer which bounded out of the collected. She remarked how lucky the the f'trst question. Mixture is the of whether the eonerete was cov- everything. The new store is open hospitalized in St. John'sHospi- south ditch. Irene Ortman talked to the communityis tohavethenational secret to success in concrete. An ered or not. seven days a week from 8 a.m. to tal, Salinafollowingatwo-vehicle Passengers in the vehicle in- tto chamber about putting a sign or guard, all sand mix is not as firm and if Abram believes in either cir- 6 p.m. accident on a Jewell County road cluded Angela Malcom, Danielte Beech- signs up on East Highway 36 to A thank you was read fromall sand is used to mix instead of cumstance he was as close as a Originally from Michigan, the at)out 9:50 Thursday evening, and Kyle Alexander, all of Man- prop honorstategolfandFFAwinners. Micbele Decker for the help in rocktheconcreteisnotasstrong, phone call if there was a prob- Williams family recently moved According to the accident re- batty. . [ankato FFA Advisor Mark Harter going to Girls State. She stated Fly-ash, afinelydividedresi.- lem. A Swiss hammer test would toBurrOakfromTennessee.They nort At)our 9:30 mat same evening The jet advised her the FFA could use she would be glad to present a due from the burning of pew- have been done and if the con- have purchased a home in Burr -vb, Wdl_d" nr Johnson,Formoso, was a 1977. Chevrolet pickup driven Group,this as a community project and program any time. tiered coal, is sometimes used as crete was bad it would have been Oak. th by Mitchell Snell, Jewell, colhded nor_. bound M......j south bound ........ ! bythatwouldcutsomeexpense.RodNext Monday at the an ad mixture, sbmetimes as a corrected. Mr. Winiams said, "We wanted m" a 1974 Chevrolet p ckup." The wim. a oeer_ on rtl_ gnway_. ,). _ ane Weltmerencouragedthatthesign Commercial Development particle replacement for cement to live in a small town. We think . . aturoay vehicles oriven oy vehicles colhded 40 feet south of , nk( be done right in the beginning so meeting a motivational film on or sand. It is utilized when Arts Clincll childrenthis is a ,,gd place to raise our a rmlroad" crossing" which" is" 1o- .wah .......... Hoaro, and Sondra Jensen, cated on a mound in the road veto oI l-'orl~oso, colllaeO. Oil [~le ips-it will last. Inquiries about paradines will will be shown, extremely high quality and high elects of c l's materials will be made. The Everyoneis welcome.Aug.2 the strength concrete is necessary. t tOok one chamber will support up to $75, film, "Visions," will be shown. Abram says fly-ash is good in Realizing a need for more o from the executive council will make Following adjoummentretail- pouring footings or walls but he programs, participation, and por- d have the decisions from there,ers met and set July 30 and 31 as doesnotrecommenditforfloors, motion of the Arts in Jewell A Members discussed servingdates for the sidewalk sale. It is a highly efficient pozzolan County, the Jewell County Arts 3r supper to runners July 22. Fund raising to help withwhich by itself contains little or Council was formed. in a There will be supper time en- Christmas promotion costs was no cementing characteristics, but It held its first annual meet- tertainment in the Showmobile discussed, during the hydration process of ing July 8 and elected directors. Those elected were Thad Hin- kle, president, Linda Crangle, vice president, Richard Franklin, Ivah Hoard, Donna Silsby, Gloria Garman, Don White, Phyllis Liggett and Shirley Fran- klin. Mrs. Franklin will serve as temporary secretary and treasur- er. Susan Harper has been acting as a temporary administrator for the council and has made app- lication to make it a non-profit corporation. Two years ago fledgling arts council was started by the JeweU County Players. During the past year ideas to expand the council to include all forms of the arts, led the creation of the Jewell County Arts Council, Inc. Besides the theatrical plays, plans are being discussed for an art and craft exhibit, and bringing in guest artists and lec- turers The council is encouraging more involvement and participa- tion from the county's residents. fillers IF ii Davis and Shawn, Mankato, will be able to dive off the top step of their mobile home. Abnormal halt. Area roads have been damaged, some are impassable after sections have been washed i Peggy Peters and her dog inspect a 24-foot wide washout in a Jewell County road Caused by the recent heaw rains. The washout is 15-feet deep and about 12-foot across. Roads in soutern Jewell County have been particularly hard hit by the record breaking July rainfall.