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|| i Offices located at I 1 ! E. Main, Mankato, Kansas 66956 A feature of The Superior Express Thursday, July 18, 2013 Price 50 Listening to live entertainment is a The last of the entertainment for treat anywhere you go. Those attend- Saturday will be Bailey Wilton, Lin- ing the threshing bee one can siut in coln.Shewillbeperformingfromnoon their own lawn chair and have a ring to 1 p.mJBailey will be senior this yea[ side seat in front of the showmobile for at Lincoln High School and is looking a few hours each day to enjoy the local at attending college and pursuing a talent, music degree. She has been singing Musicalentertainmentthisyearwill since she was 11 years old. Bailey start off with the local group, "Country started out with Curt Shoemaker when Jewells." The group will perform from she sang at the Ionia Music Festival. 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday. Members of She now has two CDs with four songs the group are Arian and Elva Folsom, she has written. She will be playing the LindaWoemer, and Butch and Annette accordion, guitar and mandolin with a Burks, all from Jewell. Saturday lis- mixture of country, gospel andmodem teners will be hearing the whole group country. perform together for the first time. Sunday from 11 a.m. to noon, the Arian and Elva sang at the threshing Gritten Family, Scandia, will be pro- bee last year. Arian will play the guitar viding the entertainment. Members of and sing, Elva is on the drums, Butch the group are Mike and wife Leigh plays the bass guitar, keyboard and Gritten, and their children Audrey, sings, Linda plays the keyboard and Averie, and Andrew. About 10 years sings some, and Annette will play the ago Mike and Averie learned to play keyboard and is backup. The group the guitar. Other musical instrmnents will be performing country classics, played will be the mandolin, banjo, and old rock and roll. fiddle and keyboard. All the family From 11 a.m. to noon, Shawn members will be singing a wide range Demuth and Samie Pfeifer will be per- of music styles -- bluegrass, gospel, forming. They hail from Hays. Slmwn Elvis, Johnny Cash. Audrey, Averie just graduated from Fort Hays State andAndrew will sing some contempo- University this spring with a music de- rary praise music. gree and will be starting in the fall with The last entertainment Sunday will USD 388 in Ellis, teaching K-6 vocal be Misty Shadduck, Beloit. Misty is a music. He will also teach K-6 vocal Beloit High School graduate and at- music at St. Mary's Catholic School in tended college one year. She has been Ellis. Samie is a student at FI-ISU and in Nashville, Tenn., and has recorded will graduate next spring with a theatre foursongs. Misty willbe singing coun- degree. Samie sings and plays guitar try music karaoke style Sunday. She is while Shawn will be playing the fiddle, a single parent to two daughters, Keah Listeners will hear folk music. 4, and Kanyah 2. Last year, just prior to the annual threshing bee and antique farm ma- chinery show, the 42 x 96 Farm Ma- chinery Museum was completed by historical society members. The facil- ity, including rock on the floor, had been completed just long enough be- fore the threshing bee the third week in July that members had moved some of the machinery into the building. This past week members finished moving machinery into the outside lean-to, a 21 x 96, that was attached to the sou side of the Farm Machinery Museum. As of Thursday morning the lean-to is now full and the members still have more items that need places to be displayed. Most days, some of the retired men go to morning coffee. Maybe Earl Buckley, Hooley Alcom, Roger Fedde and Bud Hefner did, but by 9:30 they were all at the Farm Museum with more things to unload for display. Hefner, who lives in Concordia and owns one of the steam engines used during the threshing bee, had brought along with him several items he was donating to the Farm Machinery Mu- seum to go along with the items that he had already donated and are on display. He heard his steam engine had a leak and was up to check it out and f'ut it so it would be ready for the annual affair. One of the comments overheard while the items were being unloaded was "You know, ifI went to an auction and saw these things in a box I wouldn't give you 75 cents for the whole thing. These old wrenches and things. Most .people don't know what they are look- mg at anymore or how and what they were used for." Fedde, Buckley and Hefner un- loaded a walking plow that was in the back of Roger's pickup. The history behind this plow: It was the fast John Deere walking plow used in Jewell County and belonged to John Ferguson. Roger bought the plow at a sale, cleaned it up, fixed it as best he could, and now it is at home in lihe with the other Rolling Hills members urged to follow voting instructions carefidly Rolling Hills Electric Cooperative, Inc., members are receiving mail bal- lots this week to vote on the strategic plan developed by the board of trust- eeS. Steve Bahan, Rolling Hills assis- tant manager said, "We encourage all members to learn about the benefits of the strategic plan and to vote. We want to remind all members to follow in- structions in the official membership voting booklet for returning their bal- lots. Ballots must be returned in the envdope provided. Membership must be certified on the back of the enve- lope. Envelopes returned without proper membership certification will be invalid, will not be opened and the ,votes will not be counted. Multiple or duplicate ballots from the same mem- bexormembership will not be counted." Ballots may be returned by mail or in person atany Rolling Hills office, at any member information meeting, or at a special meeting of the membership to be held 3 to 4 p.m. on Aug. 8 at the North Central Kansas Technical Col- lege gym in Beloit. All ballots must be received by 4 p.m. Aug. 8. walking plows on display in the Farm Machinery Museum. On the inside of the museum on the south wall, Earl purchased plywood, attached it to the wall and has now displayed his donated items. They are all tagged with his name. Further down the same wall is more plywood that Earl purchased and hung donated items from Gary Kindler. All buildings and improvements are made possible by the historical society from donations, memberships and memorials. Coffee, televised ceremony to honor Korean War veterans On July 27, the committee to com- memorate the 60th anniversary of the Korean War wi~ be holding a nation- ally televised event in Washington, D.C., with national leaders, celebrities and Korean War veterans. There's a way to support these veterans and help commemorate ,is milestone event without traveling to Washington. Help honor your local Korean War veterans by attending the coffee hour at VFW Post No. 7830 on July 27, starting at 8 a.m. Rolls, muffins, cookies, coffee,juice and water will be'served from 8 to 9 a.m. at the Post Home in Mankato by the VFW Auxiliary. A television will be available to view the Washington, D.C., ceremony which starts at 9 a.m. EST. All veterans, their families and the local community are encouraged to attend, to honor the service and sacrifice of Korean War veterans and their families. Michael Saint drives his 1950 Allis Roger Fedde drives the in the wheat field for (left to right) Ron Archery competition new to threshing bee An archery competition will be a new item at the Jewell County thresh- ing bee and antique farm machinery show. The competition will be held Satur- day at the southwest comer of the park with a 50 arrow shot guarantee. Regis- tration will be9 to 9:30 a.m. with shooting beginning shortly thereafter. There will be three classes --- youth (age 10 to 15); compound; and tradi- tional; with an entry fee of $10. Prizes will be given. The competition will be sponsored by newly-formed Mankato Archery, LLC. Mankato Chamber holds meeting The regular meeting of the Mankato Chamber of Commerce was held July 10 at noon with nine members present. Jason Ortman, president, called the meeting to order. Monica Walker read the minutes of the last meeting. There was no treasurer's report. Final plans were discussed for the 5Krun-2 mile walk and youth triathlon. The chamber will also be hosting afree swim that day. AU the spots have been filled for selling buttons at the Threshing Bee. The Mankato Archery Club will be asking the chamber for volunteers to help them with their shoot. The city building has been reserved for the Highway 36 garage sale mall. There was a discussion on advertising and a possible a bake sale sponsored by the chamber. The chamber's next meeting will be held Aug. 14. Local Weather High and Low Temperatures July 7 .................................... 92 72 July 8 .................................... 93 74 July 9 .................................. 100 71 July 10 ................................ 10375 July 11 .................................. 93 67 July 12 .................................. 93 69 July 13 .................................. 98 71 Betty Becker, weather observer for Mankato, reports 0.59 of precipitation for the week. Case tractor that belongs to the Bdyd Silsby family, pulling the hayrack Buckley, Don Smith ROy Damon and Leon Boden to pitch i The 36th annual antique farm ma- chinery show and threshing bee will be held Saturday and Sunday at the Mankato City Park and the Jewell County Historical Society grounds, lo- cated north of the park. Entrance to the show for both days is a one-time dona- tion of $5 for anyone six years or older. Open both days for everyone to tour will be the society's Farm History Mu- seum located at the north edge of the grounds. Musical entertainment will be provided both days. A parade will be held with the route through the park both days starting at 1:30 p.m. Sunday morning worship will start at 9 a.m. with guest speaker Rod Rose. Special music will be presented by Donna and C-reg Diamond. Each year, the historical society fea- tures a different make of implement. Allis-Chalmers has been chosen to stand at the head of the 2013 show. The featured tractors will be displayed on the north and west end of the park along West Jefferson Street. All other tractors and machinery will be dis- played on the north side of Jefferson Street on the historical society grounds. A 1939 Allis Chalmers, Model B tractor, purchased by the Jewell County Historical Society from local antique machinery encyclopedia Howard Herrrnann, will be given to the owner of the winning ticket after the tractor pull Sunday (around 5 p.m). The win- ner need not be present for the draw- ing. At the same time, there'will be a drawing for a pedal tractor, an Allis Chalmers Model WD-45, which was purchased by the Jewell County His- torical Society on the intemet. "I bought the '39 Allis tractor prob- ably 20 years ago up in Nebraska. It was setting down in some weeds when I found it. I cleaned it up and had Jimmy Decker paint it," Herrmann said. Registration for exhibitors will be Open until parade time Saturday, which is 1:30 p.m. Headquarters for the show will be at the north side of the park where there will be a tent for exhibitors fork the wheat bundles to Chase Wagner, who stacks them located along Highway 36 on Mahlon McDill's ground. to register. All exhibits are welcome. Plaques will be awarded to exhibitors. Operating of the steam engines, threshing machines and saw mill will take place both days. Owners of the steam engines are Bud Hefner, Concordia, and-the late Boyd Silsby, Mankato. Boyd's grandson will be op- erating their machine. The saw mill will be working in the forenoon for about two hours and again in the afternoon for two more hours. There will be threshing on both days following the parade. The blacksmith shop, manned by Larry Neilson, Moundridge, will be open both days with demonstrations. Rope making will be demonstrated at different times throughout the day near the blacksmith shop by the Neilson family. The crosscut saw contest will be held at 10:30 and ll each morning around the big cottonwood tree. Harold Shoemaker and family will be in charge of this event. Chainsaw carving demonstrations will be given by Blair Smith, Westfield, Iowa, This will be sponsored by Or- egon Trail Equipment, Jewell Imple- ment and Farmway Co-op Glen Elder. There will be an auction of his carvings held at 1 p.m. daily. The historical society will be providing the wood to be carved. A tractor pull will be hel'd each day after the parade along North McRobcrts Street. Brad and Linda Cockroft will be running this event. A speaker sys- tem has been installed for announcing pulling tractors and the results. Many of the tractor pulls are distance pulls. The Jcwell County Historical Society tractor pull is a pressure pull and each tractor is allowed one pull per class entered. Monetary prizes are awarded for first, second and third in each class. Small engines will be set up in the park area. Bruce Fedde will be on hand for horse-shoeing demonstrations Satur- day only with one session in the morn- ing and one session in the afternoon. Other activities will be to see the baker fan in operation and the hand crank grain mill. A treasure tank will be manned by Philip Menhusen in the park area. Jewell County Historical Society Museum will have a table in the park area for individuals to decorate hats with fabric markers. A set down color- ing contest for all ages will also be held. Pictures to be colored will be of farming techniques from the past and quilt patterns. New to the threshing bee this year will be the archery shoot sponsored by Mankato Archery Club. Jewell County Farm Bureau will hold a kiddie pedal pull in the park area Saturday following the parade. The show for exhibiting cars, truck's and motorcycles will be held both days on the east side of the park. Contact person for this event is P.J. Garst. Cars usually start arriving around 8 a.m. Saturday. A quilt show, with organizer Karen Boden, will held at the Rock Hills Elementary School. Entry into the fa- cility will be at the east door of the building only and a threshing bee but- ton is required for admittance. Check- in will be Saturday from 9 to I 1 a.m. with the exhibit open noon to 5 p.m. Sunday the exhibit will reopen at 11 a.m. and remain open until 4 p.m., with check out from 4 to 5 p.m. Exhibits are for display only. There will be no judg- ing. All quilts are welcome, old, new, large or small. Kristin Underwood has organized the vendors in the park area. On hand this year will be: Amanda Frampus with her paparazz! jewelry; festival treats, kettle corn; Tupperware, Korey Vacek; Lyle and Mary Heydon with jewelry, pendants, caps and plates; Summer Snow, Marty and Mary Webber with rock gems, quillows, pil- lows; His House Mosaic, Leah Garman; United Methodist Women, bake sale; Ute Theater selling K-State Call Hall on the trailer. The wheat field was ice cream in eight flavors; Hannah Pumphrey, Zumba booth. The Mankato Chamber of Com- merce will sponsor a 5K run-2 mile walk Saturday at 7:30 a.m. with the start and end at the Mankato Swim- ming Pool. This event is for adults. Following the adult event there will be a youth triathalon with start and end at the same point. There will be two age groups: 7-9 and 10-12. Once again located in the metal building on the west side of the histori- cal, society property, Norma Schwerman and family will be operat- ing a food stand. The stand will be open around 7:30 a.m. Saturday and stay open until 5:30 p.m. They will open Sunday after 9 a.m. The menu both days will consist of pulled pork sandwiches, hot dogs, hamburgers, polish dogs, baked beans, chips, as- sortment of desserts and brownies, drinks of all kinds, homemade cinna- mon rolls and long johns. Noon meal Saturday and Sunday at the shelter house in the park will be prepared and served by the Catholic Church. Saturday the menu will be: roast beef meal and drink or roast beef sandwich and drink. Sunday the meal will be smoked pork chop meal and drink or roast beef sandwich and drink. Saturday evening Bob' s Irm will be serving the barbecue meal at the shel- ter house in the park. Serving will start at 5:30 p.m. The threshing bee beer garden will be open Saturday only from noon to midnight, located in the Mankato City Park. Soda will be available after 8 p.m. This is sponsored by the Mankato Volunteer Fire Department. A free dance will be held Saturday evening in the park area. "Free Beer and Chicken" will be the band pet- forming, courtesy of Mankato Cham- ber of Commerce. Sunday morning, the Lutheran youth group will serve a free will break- fast in the west Jewell County Histori- cal Society building. Chalmer WD tractor in the Jewell Corn Show parade Oct, 8, 2011 Michael Saint is the owner of a 30hp 1950 Allis Chalmer WD tractor. He received the tractor for his 14th birthday from his parents, Curt and Annette Saint, rural Jewell. The tractor was purchased from a Case implement dealer in Salina who sells new tractors but also had Several older smaller trac- tors that were taken in on trade. "Any time you go to a town where there isan imple4n~nt-de, aler you have to drive through and look things over. In the process of driving through I saw this Allis. I wanted it, but Dad said no," Saint said. "He had an older Allis and I wanted one too. I wanted to have my own tractor to drive in parades and do some ,plowing with. This one had an electric start and Dad's didn't. Any- way, Dad said no, so that was that." Michael and his family went on to pick up the supplies they went after and went back home. A short time later, Curt told Michael they needed to make another trip to Salina to pickup lumber so they would be taking the farm truck. Of course Michael went along. "Dad said 'lets just swing by the implement place and see if the tractor has sold yet.' We went inside and asked the salesman about it and he said 'yep it sold to a guy up north.' I looked at Dad and then I knew he was the guy up north who had bought the tractor," Saint said. "First thing I did when I got t home ar# was driving it was almost it the truck with it. I forget which was the brake and which was the clutch." Eventually they had to have the starter cleaned and rebuilt but other than that most everything worked. "I tried to use the hand clutch and the O-ring broke so now thehandclutch doesn't work. It makes for some inter- esting questions and stares from people when they see the handle in the en- gaged position and I'm still moving," he said. He has lots of stories and fond memories of he and his dad and the tractor. Grandpa tells him stories about the Allis tractors he farmed with when he first started out. Before they had starter rebuilt, Michael went out to start his Allis one day and it wouldn't start. "Dad came out and said when I tell you to hit the starter. He did something to the engine and said hit it, I did and the tractor backfked and Dad jumped sky high," Michael said. "It was so funny." The Allis is used some but not a lot around the farm. Right now it has a two bottom plow used to work Annette's garden and they also use the plow to work some of their terraces. It has been used to move hay that is loaded on a trailer. The tractor is also used in pa- rades to pull floats and the family at- tends the Jewell County Threshing Bee. "I like to do laps around the pasture and do donuts with it," said Michael. Curt rebuilt the one he has while he was in high school or shortly thereafter and someday Michael would llke to rebuild his Allis. The family attended a toy show in Minneapolis and while there Michael found a magazine ar- ticle on the WD. When he attends the Threshing Bee he will compete in the pulling contest. "I don't win because everyone is bigger than me," said Michael. But that is okay; he will pull anyway. The tractor is driven, not hauled, to the Threshing Bee, held in Mankato from" the family farm located west of Jewell. While in attendance at the Threshing Bee there are sometimes gentlemen that will stand around, look over your tractor and give you some pointers. "I just enjoy going to the Threshing Bee,' being a part of the show and having the tractor to display along with everyone else," said Michael. What needs to be done to the tractor before it goes to town? 'Tll take the plow off before we leave and power wash the tractor, and it will be ready to go," said Michael.