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y located at 109 E. Main, Mankato, Kansas 66935 at Webber, Kansas and Superior, Nebraska A feature of The Superior Express Thursday, August 8, 1993 Price 35 Subscription rate in Kansas $12.71 per year, $12.00 in Nebraska, Other state $18.00 Send Kansas Subscription Orders to P.O. Box 258, Webber, Kaasas 66970 Q Man- these items must fall under city dam- or county damage and type of met with work," said Thelander. Franklin said also considered 'Alcornandare landslides, log jams, bridge Pre- and culvert washouts,flood dam- Roger ages and destroyed bridges. Engineer In Jewell County a landslide Jewell north of Montrose closed a road and another southwest of Steve Lovewell. Onelogjamwasnorth- Agency east of Lovewell onprivateprop- Kan- erty and a second northeast of ransporta-Mankato. of Local According to Franklin, there has to be more than $100,000 County to damage to government property caused from in the county for the county to qualify. Federal Highway Ad- ministration will be responsible for the Federal Aid System (FAS) This team roads and FEMA would assist to deal with with all else. The FEMA monies would be a 75-25 split. The 25 percent is with the state paying but a 12 1/2 percent and the county assistance, paying 12 1/2 percent. Another team will be sent to eligible Jewell County to assess "site damage." Each site must have a ling $10 minimum of $3,000 damage in county order to qualify for repair assis- tance. If the dollar amount is less, it is considered heavy malnte- debris re- nance and the county is liable for such the expense. security Thelander and Franklin agree, they can only report on the dam- as water ages that are reported to them. In sewers, a time of disaster the damages drains, are so great and without the help of citizens report.ing, they can't buildings, possibly know the location of all I of the damage. Mall, June Pumpbrey will be help- The ing at the store and also has reli- gious books and tapes, as well as a few secular books on consign- wood merit. arrange- Current consignors are Mel- issa Hulbert, Melissa Melhus, stain Deb Warne, Angela Reiter and Fred Ahlman. More consignors by Terri are being considered. Operate her"We're getting alot of county at that loea- wide support on this," shared Melby. The mall is located in the former Dean's Commodities my building. Store hours will be 9- my 1"2 and 1-4 Monday, Wednesday, I and Friday,and on Saturday 9- then I 12. Melby also helps her hus- several band, Steve, at the Kramer Fu- neral Home and Furniture store. ;StoresoI They have three children, beagood Bethany, Ericka and Aaron. A grand opening of the Jefferson Street Mall, will be held Aug. 20 and 21. Two young members of the Mark Jeffery family of Northbranch join the Jeffery family harvest crew for supper in the wheat field. Four generations often eat potluck suppers together in the fields during harvest. The wives of Kermit, Ardean and Curtis Jeffery generally take turns bringing lunch to the field. Record breaking wet weather has extended the harvest nearly a month beyond the normal concluding date. Weevil in Jewell County wheat By Gloria Garman during wheat harvest are no ex- Wheat harvest finally is in ception. Every noon the Jeffery full swing for the Jeffery family, ladies, Loyce, Marilyn (Mrs. Wheat fields are drying and if the Curtis), Marilyn ('Mrs. Ardean), weather holds the Jefferys hope and Diana, take turns taking to be done harvesting by the meals to the field. Lunch is a week-end, family picnic in the field, with all "Everyday makes a differ- the ladies, plus the brother's ence,"statedKermitJeffery.The mother, 91-year-old, Zula wet weather and muddy fields Jeffery, and at least three grand- have delayed harvest a month, children, bringing "potluck" to Now that the Jefferys, as well other farmers, are able to harvest they face other problems, such as Je~'ell County downed wheat, weeds and Sherl repo sprouting wheat. All the Jeffery brothers agree they never have ThursdayeveningatS:50Rita seen a wheat harvest like this Cashman, Phillipsburg, and two one. As Ardean said, "This har- passengers were stopped in a vest won't be any bin buster." construction zone on US 36 high- The three Jeffery brothers, waytwomileswestoftheK-128 Kermit, Curtis, and Ardean, and and US 36 Junction. Jeffery Kermit's son, Mark, farm to- Parker, Concordia, driving a1984 gether in the Northbranch area. Kenworth truck, was hauling a They also do custom cutting in combine and when he went to Oklahoma and in the Alton, pass the Cashman vehicle he Kan., area. Helping with the har- struck the mirror on the 1982 vest is their hired man, Jason Ford truck. Wallace. Friday night at 11:07 Neil "We didn't have any problem Lienberger, Jewell, hit and killed COntacted Direc- Weevil is present in the wheat with the wet weather until we a deer while traveling south on fields this harvest season accord- started cutting in Kansas," corn- K- 14 highway 2.3 miles south of ing to Bill Wood, Jewell County reenter Kermit. The Jefferys the K-28 Junctionin Jewell. Nei- resident extension agent. He advises have Jolm-Deere 9500 and 9600 ther Lienherger nor his passen- wheat placed in farm bins be combines. A grain cart pulled by ger were hurt. tOcon- treated immediately to prevent atractorisusedtomovethegram Saturday evening at 6:15 additional damage to the wheat from the combines to the trucks. Eleanor Calahan, Jewell, was time if kernels. If Malthion was not Kermit added, "You can't get backing out of a parking stall on but mixed with the wheat when it the trucks in the field or you South Lincoln Street, Jewell, ,for as-moved into the bin, Wood sait it inmi~f mt~r,% ~t m_out:."y, fma~s when her veheile hi ta parked may be necessary to "gas" the 1986 Mercury belonging to Janet bin of wheat. g " " " Ives, Garden City. ~ave been in Jewell County this week gathering reports on the damage caused by the recent flooding. Pictured ' Courthouse are (from left) Steve Foust, federal highway administration, Richard Franklin, county al emergency management agency, and Paul Bodner, Kansas transportation department. e field. Lawn chairs are pro- vided and all stop to partake of the meal. Stories of the days hap- fl~enings are shared, along with a w jokes and alot of laughter. Zula sits with her plate in her By Gloria Garman Beulah, also took an active role Robert Howland, Formoso, is in the club. "I guess rve seen alot a familiar face seen at the Jewell of changes in 4-H through the County 4-H Fair. "I haven't years and most of them have missed a Jewell County 4-H Fair been good. The girls are partici- in 40 years", stated Howland. pating in livestock more and the Howland started serving as a exhibits are expanding into up to 4-H Leader in a Montrose club in date things." 1953. This year, at age 85, he still Howland remembers back to isa4-HLeader, now guiding and the early days of the fair, "We helping with a co-leader, the used to have only a couple of Formoso Willing Workers. "rye building on the grounds for the been here so long, helping with exhibits, so some of the exhibits the fair that most of the kids had to be shown at buildings know me and call me Grandad." downtown, away from the fair- Often helping with the live- grounds. They also used to have stock during the fair, Howland a parage and the business firms can be found guiding a calf to be would display some of the weighed, visiting with the other projects." leaders, or giving some last Howland has farmed and minute advice to the youngsters, lived on the same farm for 41 He is there every day of the fair and is also there if there needs to be any extra work at the fair grounds or buildings. When the horse, cattle, and sheep barns were constructed, Howland helped. "I remember one summer I spent 110 hours here (fair grounds), along with another long time 4-H guy, Sam Diebert." On the eve of this year's fair, he helped prepare stalls until late into the night. Howland shared, "I'm interested in the youth and it's good seeing what they can accomplish and knowing that it will help them later in their life." He added, "4-H started in Formoso when I was a senior in high school, so I didn't join, I sure wished it would have been started sooner." Both of Howlands children, Robert Jr., and Celia, belonged to 4-H. Robert Jr. participated in the livestock and Celia, with sewing and foods. When the Howland children were in 4-H, there mother. Omaha man in custody for rape in Jewell County Omaha resident, Marlin J. lap and a ball cap on her head to Hershberger, was arrested in keep the sun out of her eyes. Next OmahaFriday on a Jewell County to her is one of the fourth genera- warrant for an incident at tion Jefferys, nine-year-old LovewellStateParkJuly4week- Ross, who also likes to help in the harvest field every day. His mother shared, "one day he got left behind at home, so he rode his bike up to Grandad and Grandma's and had Grandma take him to the field." Harvest time usually brings the other Jeffery children and grandchildren home to help. "Alot of the kids were home a couple of weeks ago thinking we could harvest and normally we would have been, but not this year. This harvest is one for the books." end. Hershherger, 34, is charged with rape, aggravated incest and aggravated sodomy. He is being held on $50,000 bond, pending extradition. It takes approximately 30 days to obtain a Governor's Warrant, which must he signed by the gov- ernor of both states. years. The farm once belonged to his grandfather, Robert Patterson. "He came to Jewell County from Wisconsin in a cov- ered wagon. My grandmother drove the wagon, often holding a baby, and my grandfather walked driving eight head of cattle." Howland has received recog- nition from the county and state for his role in 4-H. In his quiet manner, and a definite drawl, Howland gives one of his half smiles and adds,. "I'm still going. I get asked, Bob, ain't you ever going to quit with 4-H, and I tell them someone has to keep every- one in line. Really, I would like to keep active in 4-H until somone kicks me out." This year marked the 40th year Robert Howland, a Formoso 4- H Club leader, has assisted with the Jewell County Fair. Because of his long association with the fair, many fairgoers callthe 85-year- old farmer, Grandad. Howland was at the fair every day helping as needed. We're sorry about special issue The staffmembers of this news- paper are sorry to report that plans to include in this issue a special report on the Jewell County Fair were placed on hole. The fair results were not re- ceived in time for inclusion. If we obtain the results, plans are to pab- lish the special report next week. Wheatharvest was brought to near done the farmers are, ithas unload what we have room for," a halt again Monday for Jewell been so spread out. The test he said. "We're glad the farmers County farmers. With hopes of weights are down and there is a have been so patient with us," three or four more good days littlesproutdamagebutntbad'" Deibertcontinued."Wecan'tget most of the wheat would have There are three rail cars in For- any rail ears in or out because of been eut. Shortly after l Monday moso but they can't he moved the flooding and washed out afternoon rains begain to fall out so the cars have not been tracks in various areas." countywide, loaded.TheFormosoelevatorhas The Montrose elevator still Aboutl:30Mondayaftemoon room for wheat from three or has room. Several in that area Peggy Thompson at the Burr Oak four more good cutting days. have finished cutting and are elevator reported rain in their At Jewell, Gary Hale reports helping neighbors. area. "Harvest was moving good the harvest is about 75 percent At the Randall Farmers Coop where they could get in most complete. "In the mornings it is Elevator, Donna reported a slow fields," she said. The elevator pretty tough and the moisture is rain at 4 Monday afternoon. She said they are three-quarters done still has room and some wheat high but we had a good run Sun- has been moved by truck. Aver- day. We have rail cars but the Floodwaters take 8 county bridges age results have come from the Kyle can't move rail cars in or grain samples sent in and this out. We started trucking wheat WhentheJewellCountyCom- year's crop has been fair. out Monday morning to make missioners met Monday DanAttheEsbonelevator, George room for more." Switzer, ambulance director, pre- Burgess said, "it's been a long Midway Co-op Elevator at harvest this year. The quality is Mankato was full Friday night, sented his records of trips made in July. He also had a copy of not to good now but the test new mandated ambulance ser- weightsarestayingupprettyfair. vices, permits and regulations Some of the wheat is getting which went into effect July 1, weedy and with more rain it will 1993. slow things up aday or two."The Auditor Dennis Miller ex- average test weight is around 54 plained the proposed 1994 Jew. and the moisture has been 12 or ell County Budget which will he under. The elevator is still taking published, wheat and another two or three Engineer Franklin discussed days most will he done cutting. road and bridge problems within At United Grain's Formoso Jewell County. As of this date, elevator, Paul said, "It's been eightbridgesand 15 culverts have pretty slow. It's hard to tell how been reported washed out. SHIm in gear, goes through garage Last Thursday evening ap- ~kamately 7 Lawrence Roe, to, pulled into the drive- way at his residence~on N. High Approval was given to have a bridge located in Richland Town- ship inspected by Kansas De, partment of Tnmspor~tion. The low bid of Pierce Elec- tronics, Jewell, for radio mainte- nance of road and bridge radios was accepted. Franklin will provide specifi- Street and pulled up in front of ,cations to Doug Frasier, Burr the garage. His wife got out of Oak, so he can bid on crushed the ear to open the door and Mr. limestone rock for Jewell County, as Frasier requested. County Attorney Darrell Roe accidentally put the car in gear and the car went through the garage. A local wrecker was called to removed the vehicle. No one was injured. according to Jack Deibert."Farm- ers are waiting in line to unload and as we truck wheat out. we Will station at Burr Oak Emergency Medical Services will be available in the Burr Oak area starting Aug. 14 with an ambulance being housed in Burr Oak. According to Diane Abel, who will be ,the head EMT, "Due to State staffing regulations the ambulance stationed in Burr Oak will be operational from 6 p.m. to 4 a.m. and the Jewell County EMS service in Mankato will cover the rest of the time. At the present time we have four EMTs. Hopefully in the near future we can have first responders so we can operate 24 hours a day out of Burr Oak, as well as Mankato. Patients using the Jewell County ambulances can be transported to the destination of their choice, Miller talked about the Juv~le Detention Center in Junction City to which Jewell County belongs. cutting in their area. "Several have said two or three more days. There is some damage to the area wheat but it is worse east of us. As late as it is and with all the water we've had, some has been good. It's not laying as well in the elevator and we've probably taken in two-thirds of what we have in other years." be it in county or out of the county." If you need the ambulance you will have to call theJewell County Sheriff's Office. They can be reached at 913-378-3194. Anyone interested in becom- ing a first responAer may contact Diana Abel, Cheryl Cosand, Vern Morris or Lisa Hornbussel. A firstresponders' ,meeting is planned Aug. 7 at 7 p.m., at the Burr Oak Senior Citizens' Build- ing, Burr Oak. All interested in- dividuals are welcome. A fund raiser is scheduled for the Burr Oak Ambulance Aug. 21. Serving of the eveni~ meal will start at 6 p.m, followed by a dance. See the ad in this week's paper. 'i! : ii! ,il iii~