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Offices located at 111 E. Main. Mankato, Kansas 66956 A feature of The Superior Express 148 E. Third Street, SuDerior, Nebraska 68978 II I Thursday, August t 8, 20 t Price 50 I I III Entered into the mail at Webber. Kansas, and Superior, Nebraska I I i II I I Rachel Duffy Duffy begins career at Mankato bank The new employee at the State Ex- change Bank is Rachel Duffy. Rachel began work as a teller on Aug. 1. Dur- ing the summer months of 2007-08 she was a summer employee at the bank. Rachel graduated from Rock Hills High School with the Class of 2007. Last December she received her ac- counting degree from the University of Nebraska at Lincoln. completing the degree in three and one-half years. Following her graduation from col- lege, Rachel was a nanny and worked at the University Library on campus. Rachel is also employed as the head high school volleyball coach at Rock Hills High School. "&apos;I'm glad to be back in sports. I played volleyball, basketball and golfed when I was in high school." said Rachel. Rachel is the middle child of Rick and Jolene Duffy, Guide Rock, and is currently living in Guide Rock. Her siblings are Kayla, who works at Hori- zon Bank, Superior, and a brother, Zach. who is a junior this year at Rock Hills High School "It's good to be back home in the smaller community away from the city life. The State Exchange Bank em- ployees are great people." said Rachel. She's looking forward to also spend- ing time with family. t[00tnsas awarded additional funds lo digitize historic newspapers Kansas has been awarded more funding by the National Endowment for the Humanities to continue partici- pation in the National Digital Newspa- per Program (NDbrp), according to Teresa Jenkins, public information of- ricer for the Kansas Historical Society in Topeka. Jenkins said the historical society will use the funds to digitize an addi- tional 100.000 pages of Kansas news- papers, dating between 1836 and 1922, Kansas was brought into the program in 2009 and has digitized 100,086 news- paper pages, which can be found on the. Chronicling America website -- "The list of newspapers for the new grant hasn't been determined yet, how- ever we are starting to look at potential titles. The criteria for selection is com- plex but it includes, among other things, research value, geographic represen- tatio and clarity of the microfilmed ima,es Tbs:re i:; au advisory board that wit meet thi: I:a]t to make title recom- mendatioil;':'" said Marg,'et Knecht. who heads the historical society's li- brary section. "Having stated that, how- ever, I expect this cycle will include mostly different titles and, if possible. those titles will be from different coun- ties." During the first cycle, Knecht said, the state was divided into six large regions, with at least one title selected from each region. Jewell County was located in the north central region, however newspapers from Saline and Dickinson counties were selected to represent their district. For this cycle, the state map has been redrawn into seven regions to match the regional library systems. "The digitization of 100,000 pages of newspaper microfilm seems like a lot, but it is hardly a half-drop in the bucket when you consider all of the newspapers in Kansas," Knecht said. In the first cycle we digitized approxi- mately 150 rolls of film to get 100,000 nnages. The historical society owns approximately 15.500 rolls of Kansas newspapers from 1854 through 1922. As I said hardly a half-drop.'" Launched in 2005, the NDNP is a partnership between the National En- dowment for the Humanities and the Library of Congress to provide en- hanced access te U.S. newspapers. The Chronicling America website currently has nearly four million pages published between 1836 and 1922, from 25 state including the District of Columbia. To track the progress of the digiti- zation of Kansas newspapers, visit "The Library of Congress does not have the capability to host unlimited 'content on Chronicling America," Knecht said. "We are hoping to be able to create a Kansas digital newspapers website and we are pursuing private funding to establish it. While prices are decreasing, it is still an expensive pro- cess." The Kansas Historical Society is a state agency that operates the Kasas Museum of History, State Archives and Li b my, K a sa " (./, ,i ,..; ' 'o u r cer ter and 16 state histo >, srcs, address council "We had a good turn out for the festival and the weather wasn' t too bad either," said Pare Hajny, who is a mem- ber of the planning committee. Ten bicycles were donated to chil- dren 12 and under. Girls winners were Haley Garst, Rylee Higby, Alina Lackey, Hannah Pavelka and Reese Hesting. Boy winners were Mason Kindler, Wyatt Broeckelman. Jolan Richardson. Pierce McVicker, and Hunter Frost. There were 48 parade entrants. Melvin Silsby was a lucky man during the Esbonfest as he was the winner of the American Legion gun Riding on the veteran float in the Esbonfest parade are (from left) Gale Burgess. Bud Hall. Jerry Nelson, Dwight Frost and Pat Smith. Annual Esbonfest was held Saturday drawing and the Catholic Altar Soci- of 18.16. ompson, Mankato, with a 1956 Chevy ety quilt. Treasure hunt winners were Lindsey Underwood and Megan Frost. In the mud drags Class 1. with tire size of 32 inches and down, Josh Hancock, Esbon. captured first place with a time of 8.93. Second went to Brett Kohn. Esbon, 9.21, and third to Dennis Kennedy, Mankato 12.13. Class 2 with tire size of 33 inches and up, first place went to Scott Grams, Franklin, Neb.. with a time of 14.47. second place was won by Justin Donovan. Hays, with a time of 14.60 and third to Justin Archer. McPherson. with a time The 5K walk-run had a total of 26 runners, walkers and two being pushed by their mont. Winners were Devin Wilson. Lenexa, Bryan Reinert, Esbon, and Hillary Callaway, Esbon. Go Cart racing results. Modified Class: i st Matt Pierce, Mankato, 2nd Greg Manning, Burr Oak, 3rd Melissa Barry, Superior, Neb. Stock class: Ist Travis Weatherhead, Courtland. 2nd Matt Pierce. Mankato, 3rd Evan Reiter. Mankato. In the Car show event Best of Show went to Harvey and Jane Diehl, Valley Center. with a 1957 Ford Fairlane 500. First place was Butch and Betty Th- Belair. In the Motorcycle show, Best of Show was Roger Wagner.. Burlington, with a 1980 Harley cus- tom,. Firlt place was Doug Hancock. Esbon, with a 2006 Honda Gold Wing trike and second place was Bill Bur- gess, Mankato with a Honda. There were 12 teams who entered the Co-ed Sand Volleyball tournament. The championship game was played following the parade with the team of BACF Farms coming up with the first place finish. The team consisted of Katie Hesting, Zane Hesting, Liz Hesting and Micah Hesting. County discusses increase00in landfill fees Jewell County Commissioners met Monday. Jim Vaughan, solid waste director, discussed the letter from Smith County Commissioners concerning increase in fees. He asked that the county attorney review the situation. Vaughan dis- cussed other options for solid waste disposal. George Barta, Jewell County's rep- resentative for Area Agency on Aging, discussed attending the legislative meeting. Jim Foster discusSed his concerns of the road and bridge department. Angela Murray, health nurse, re- quested and received approval for the public health emergency preparedness grant application for approximately Newspapers to promote community-wide sale The Jewell County newspapers will again sponsor the community-wide garage sales in conjunction with the Highway 36 Treasure Hunt Dates set by the Highway 36 Association for this year are Sept. 16, 17 and 18. Sale descriptions and a map of locations reDstered at the newspaper will be published in the Sept. 15 edition of the newspapers,. All garage sale listings need to be submitted to the newspaper office in Mankateo no later than Sept. 9. Listings received after this date will not be guaranteed to be included but will be published if time permits in the Sept. 15 edition. Cost will be $6 for40 words. Additional words will be 15 cents each. With the placement of your garage sale, newspaper will provide an official participant garage sale sign on a stake. $8,000. She thanked the family com- munity education group that donated funds for educational materials. Commissioners approved the change order for Alsop Sand Co. on the Esbon Fire Statiori KAN-STEP Project. Rex Fischer. general superinten- dent. discussed routine maintenance, The commissioners reported road con- cerns. Rex asked about getting a chip spreader, Jonas McEntire. sheriff, discussed operations for his department. Gale Belden reported that 280 Road. and Birch Road. over to the Rural Water District wells have deep ruts and needs some work. The commissioners discussed with Darrell Miller, county attorney, the letter received from Smith County con- cerning the increase in fees for waste disposal, Miller asked about hiring a private contractor to haul solid waste. The commissioners telephoned Jim Vaughan, to discuss these issues. Miller discussed getting the road surveyed on the Thompson and Boiler property line. The commissioners gave their approval to hire Schwab-Eaton to survey the Mankato Weather High and low temperatures Aug. 7 ..................................... 94 68 Aug. 8 ..................................... 85 66 Aug. 9 ..................................... 88 63 Aug. l0 ................................... 88 63 Aug. 11 ................................... 80 62 Aug. 12 ................................... 86 62 Aug. 13 ................................... 79 63 Wilbur Becker. Mankato weather observer, reports 2.15 of precipitation for the week. property. Terry McCutcheoncalled to report that Cedar Road from 128 Highway to 160 Road needs work. The commissmners telephoned Randy Hofmeier, auditor, to discuss T-Works Funds. Lynn Scarrow was also present for the discussion. Jim Vaughan telephoned to report findings on cost for private haulers taking solid waste to Rolling Mead- ows. It was hard to tell if this is a truck or a jeep after it successfully completed the mud drag course at the Esbonfest. Box plant sale cancelled A sheriiff's sale scheduled for Thursday morning at the former Dubuque Packing Plant east of Man- kato was cancelled last Wednesday afternoon. The sale o'the equiplnent formerly used in the manufacture of carboard boxes was ordered by the district court to satisfied a lien on the equipment. Late Tuesd@ a representative of the owner began negotiations with the City of Mankato. By Late Wednesday afternoon an agreement had been reached between the City of Mankato and Collecting Supplies LLC. The agreement requires payment be made to the City of Mankato by Sept. 17 and the removal of all prop- erty will be completed by Oct 30. All expenses for the legal action are to be paid by the defendant, This court ordered sale was the re- sult of Case No. 2008-MV-03 with the City of Mankato, plaintiff, vs. Collect- ing Supplies LLC and Christopher Komondy, defendant. Mankato City Council met Aug. 2 with Don Koester, mayor, presiding. Council members present were Mac McCammon, Jim Ross, Sam Becker and Dave Warren. Council member Lyle Dauner was absent. Visitors present were Steve and Phyllis Christi. Leland,and Sheryl Tice. Leland addressed the council with his concern with the wall of their build- ing after the demolition of the building at 115 N. Commercial. He said if the walls are left in the present condition they will continue to erode. He asked the city complete the job. He suggested the city have the engineer who re- spected the former bank building prior to demolition be called back to inspect the remaining walls and see if they are structurally safe. Steve Christie was in regarding the south wall of the building that was demolished which is a common wall with his building. Christie gave some historical information regarding the building on his property. He said the demolition of the building at 115 N. Commercial left the remaining wall on the south of the property in jeopardy. Christie reported his building sustained roof damage during the demolition of approximately $2,800. He has con- tacted the demolition contractor re- garding this but had not heard back. Christie said estimates to repair the north wall of his building range from $14,000 to $25,000. Melissa Barry Meet Melissa Barry Melissa Barry will be teaching high school English to the sophomores and seniors at Rock Hills High School, forensics, speech and director of the one act play for the 2011-12 school year. Melissa is a 1995 graduate of Pike Valley High School. For about seven years, she served as a part time librar- ian in the Pike Valley School system. This past year was her third year of teaching at Pike Valley where she had K-12 history, was librarianand taught social studies. She recewed her teach- ing degree from Emporia State Col- lege. This year will be her first year of teaching English. She also will be in charge of Channel 12 for USD 107. Her webpage is, "I'm looking forward to meeting the students, faculty and staff. It will be something new and different and is still close to home." said Melissa. In her spare time she enjoys go- carting. This last weekend she finished in third place at the Esbonfest. Her husband is pit crewman. The family enjoys canoeing and she designs and builds web pages. The past two sum- mers she has been employed at the Midway Co-op Elevator in Mankato. Melissa and her husband. Blake Barry, live nine miles north of Supe- rior with their daughters, Cailyn and Cayce. Both of the girls will be attend- ing Superior Public Schools where Cailyn will be a second grader and Cayce will be entering kindergarten. C2 c' i- a. CSUgi I {8 ,,. 4, r.., ter ol Kenny and oaena Mizner. drove in the E{sbon araoe on a galor representing the Guaranty , / -] ei:,,;' Safi< Be!ird net is Ao.dison and Colt Chapman. children of Bret and Danyel Chapman. McPherson. Questions were also asked regard- ing the maintenance of the lot. No decisions were made. The budget hearing for 2012 bud- get was held. NO visitors were present for the hearing, The bedget was re- viewed and discussed with Marvin Loomis, city administrator, answering questions pertaining to the proposed budget. The 2012 budget was adcepted as presented. Information for a grant for narrowband radio equipment was re- viewed and discussed. Consensus was to proceed with the grant application. It was reported to the council that Steve Christenson had accepted the ssistant fire chief position replacing Carl Waugh who had resigned. Todd Mauerhau requested a resi- dent rate be applied to the property at 203 N. Commercial. The council in- structed Loomis to gather information from the cotmty appraisal office. After rewew and discussion. Coun- cil approved a building permit applica- tion submitted by Chris Klos at 421 N. Commercial to construct a deck. A cereal malt beverage application for Bob's Inn for a beer garden and a street dance at 119 E. Jefferson, on Sept. 3, was reviewed and approved. A cereal malt beverage application for Bob's Inn for a beer garden and street dance rain located at 217 S. High St. was also reviewed and approved. Farmer's Market and Fall Fest set for same day in October This year Farmer's Market and Mankato Fall Fest will be held on the same day in Mankato. The date chosen for this year's event is Saturday, Oct. 15. The Farmer' s Market will be held at the Mankato City Hall (tbrmer armory building). For information about ven- dor space contact Kristen Underwood or Krista Ruthstrom. chairman. The Mankato Fall test committee is in the process of making plans, If you would like to serve on flisc0m- mittee or have suggestions for the fes- tival, contact Amy McDill. An organi- zational meeting was held yesterday (Wednesday). The next organizational meeting will be announced in time so that those wanting to be involved, se- nior citizen to youth, with the planning may attend. Zenger buys farm north of Randall Friday morning at the Community Center in Jeweil, Richard Zenger, Beileville, was the successful bidder for a farm located one mile east and one-half mile south of Highway 28 and 148 junction north of Randall. The 80 acres has 79 acres cropland and sold for $250,000. The auction was con- ducted by Thummel Real Estate and Auction LLC. Beioit and Concordia. Megan Boyles Boyles to teach Rock Hills third grade class Megan Boyles. Burr Oak, will be the 2011-2012 third grade teacher for Rock Hills Elementary. Her classroom this year will have 16 to 17 students. Last year in her first year of teach- ing, Megan taught one of five classes of second graders at McCook, There she had 22 students in her classroom. Megan graduated from White Rock High School with the Class of 2005. In 2010 she graduated from Fort Hays State University with a bachelor of science in elementary education de- gree with a minor in special education. In the spring of 2010, she did her student teaching at RockHills with the fourth grade students. Monday she returned from helping with her parents, custom harvest busi- ness with plans to start school on Thurs- day. In September she will be married to Adam Badger. Other interests of Megan' s are reading andscrapbookmg. "I'm glad to beback home. I know lots of the teachers and students in and outside the school system and I'm look- ing forward to being backin the smaller community," said Megan. She is the daughter of Curt and Sandra Boyles. Burr Oak. and has two younger siblings. Matt who is a student of Fort Hays State University and Travis who will be a student at Kansas State University. LoveweI1 State Park is sponsoring the 9th annual Campground Christmas on Saturday. Campers at the state park are encouraged to decorate their camp- sites in a Christmas theme. Campers who choose to join in on the festivities need to register at the state park office. by 5 p.m. on Saturday afternoon. Camp- sites will be judged after 8 p.m on Satui'day. Prizes will be awarded on Sunday at the Beach Shelter at 11 a.m. Area residents have been invited to view the decorated campsites but are reminded a vehicle permit is required before entering the park Christmas in the park slated for Saturday Ionia and Jewell Country Music Festifal. the music will start at 9 a.m. sharp on Sept. 17. for the beginning of this year;s annual event. It will be held again in the Jewell City Park. Ron Howland will serve as chairman for this event and all questions may be directed to him. Artists performing this year will be Lorraine Worth, Big A1 Weekl .ry, Jake Simpson, The Boys of the Fort, Roger Tibbs, and many other entertainers. In conjunction with the music festi- val there will be craft and vendor tables. New for this year at the festival will be T-shirts.' More information for preordering the T-shirts, and craft and vendor tables, may be directed to Thelma Shelton. More information on this event will be made at a later date in this newspa- per. Date set for Country Building Music FestivalOWners The date has been set for the annual