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Offices located at 111 E. Main, Mankato, Kansas 66956 A feature of The Superior Express Thursday, September 11,2014, Price 50 5 Entered into the mail at Mankato, Kansas, and Superior, Nebraska' Mankato Council considering sale of water to rural district The Mankato City Council met last Tuesday with Don Koester, mayor, presiding. Council members present were Jim Ross, Dave Warne, Lyle Dauner and Mac McCammon. Also present was Darrell Miller, city attor- ney. Council member Sam Becker was absent. Carrie Meyers and Janet Higer pre- sented a proposal to host a fun run and walk fundraiser benefiting the Rock Hills Youth Football Program. The fundraiser is to be held Oct. 25 at and around the Mankato City Park. Dis- cussion was held. Council members agreed to supply necessary road blocks at key intersections around the park and close portions of streets to accom- modate the activity. Scott Ross, representing Jewell County Rural Water District No. 1, gave a presentation concerning the possible sale of water from the City of Mankato to the Water District. Discus- sion was held. The consensus of the council was to ask the rural water dis- trict to continue pursuing the feasibil- ity of the transaction. Stephanie Simmons, representing Solomon Valley Transportation, gave a presentation concerning expansion of public transportation services to Mankato and Jewell County. She asked the city to consider becoming a stake holder in the expansion by contribut- ing to matchmg funds required by the KDOT grant. A discussion was held and it was the consensus of the Council to encourage Simmons to pursue the expansion of public transportation into Mankato. It was requested that the subject be placed on the October coun- cil agenda for discussion of possible city funding. Cheyenne Erichsen of the Jewell County Community Development As- sociation, presented a proposal request- ing the city to act as the administrative sponsor for a Kansas Department of Commerce commercial rehabilitation grant. Discussion was held and it was the consensus of the council to encour- age Erichsen to pursue application of the grant. The council was asked to consider approving a sole source bid for reha- bilitation for property at 605 N. High Street. Discussion was held and the council accepted the sole source bid of $24,800 contingent on state approval. Discussion was held conceming the library board resolution expanding boundaries for recruiting library trust- ees. No action was taken. Discussion was held concerning openings on the Pine Haven board of directors. No action was taken. Discussion was held concerning the possible annexation of the property located at 715 East South Street. City Attorney Miller was asked to prepare an ordinance to be presented at the next council meeting. Discussion was held concerning appointing a voting delegate and alter- native voting delegate for the League of Kansas Municipalities mmaal con- ference to be held Oct. 10-13. The council appointed Mayor Koester as the voting member and Terry Ortman as the alternate. Discussion was .held concerning lease arrangements with the city prop- erty at 205 N. Commercial. The city administrator was instructed to adver- tise for possible tenants. The council held an executive ses- sion to discuss non salaried personnel. No action was taken following the ex- ecutive session. Deadline approaching to apply for NRCS funding Farmers and ranchers interested in soil, water and wildlife conservation are encouraged to sign up now for the Environmental Quality Incentives Pro- gram (EQIP). EQIP is available from the USDA Natural Resources Conser- vation Service. Those interested in applying are encouraged to sign up before Oct. 17. EQIP is a voluntary conservation program available to private landown- ers and operators. Through EQIP, farm- ers and ranchers may receive financial and technical help to install conserva- tion practices 'on agricultural land. According to Craig Derickson, NRCS State Conservationist, there are several options available to producers through EQIP. "EQIP is one of our most versatile programs. It offers cost share and tech- nical assistance to apply conservation measures on cropland and rangeland, as well as for animal feeding opera- tions and establishing or enhancing wildlife habitat. There are many op- portunities available, and NRCS staff can help landowners and operators sort out their EQIP options," Derickson said. The Environmental Quality Incen- tives Program has become one of the most widely applied conservation pro- grams m Nebraska; enrolling more than 600,000 acres last year with more than eight million acres currently under con- tract statewide. The goal of EQIP is to provide a fmancial incentive to en- courage landowners to install conser- vation practices that protect natural resources, resulting in cleaner air and water, healthy soil and more wildlife habitat. tional conservation practices. The pro- gram provides farmers and ranchers who are already established conserva- tion stewards financial and technical assistance to further improve water quality, soil health and wildlife habitat on their farming and ranching opera- tions. About 20,000 CSP contracts na- tionwide are reaching the end of their initial five-year contract period. In Ne- braska, there are 1,057 contracts that may be renewed for an additional five Individuals interested in entering years where participants agree to in- into an EQIP agreement may file an. stall additionalconservationmeasures. application at any time, but the ranking 'l'his program allows landowners of applications on hand to receive fund- ing will begin Oct. 17. The first step is to visit your local NRCS field office and complete an application. NRCS is also reminding producers who first participated in the Conserva- tion Stewardship Program (CSP) in 2009 that they have until tomorrow (Friday) to renew their contracts. The Conservation Stewardship Pro- gram helps agricultural producers maintain and improve their existing conservation systems and adopt addi- to reach the next level of conservation and opens the door to trying new con- servation activities," Derickson said. For more than 75 years, the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) has helped agricultural pro- ducers with conservation plans. NRCS Conservationists work with landown- ers on their farm or ranch to develop a conservation plan based on resource goals. Conservation planning assis- tance is free and does not require par- ticipation in financial programs. County board approves bid for repair of tower lighting system Jewell County Commissioners Dwight Frost, Steve Greene and Mark Fleming met last Tuesday. Jim Vaughan, solid waste director, reported shipping household hazard- ous waste and a box of discarded cell phones. He attended the final mitiga- tion plan meeting. The department as- sisted the Boy Scouts with processing aluminum cans. The activity report for August was reviewed. Shannon Meier, ambulance direc- tor, reviewed the emergency medical services billing report for August. Rick Diamond and Brian Shulda discussed the ROZ program for Jewell County. Commissioners approved a letter of support for the Domestic Violence Association of Central Kansas (DVACK) to continue to receive grant funds. Brenda Eakins, treasurer, said the check reconciliation is up to date. Joel Elkins, general superintendent, reported on operations. The commis- sioners reported on road concerns and a note from Jim Stone about work needed on Birch Road. Quotes from Pierce Electronics for repairing the lighting system on the county communications tower were discussed. The quote from Pierce Elec- tronics for a total of $10,163.20 was accepted. Angela Murray, health nurse, dis- cussed covering ambulance calls. Commissioners approved Jewell County's voting delegate for the Kan- sas Association of Counties annual meeting with Mark Fleming as the first voting alternate and Steve Greene as second voting alternate. Greene discussed the notice from the Farm Service Agency on the county land with Darrell Miller, county attor- ney. Houston Becker discussed the county personnel policy concerning maternity leave. Darrell Miller dis- cussed a letter from Mitchie Woerner concerning Kansas Mineral' s dozer on their property. They also discussed the Jewell County Hospital. The commissioners met again Mon- day. At the request of Mel Brown, Paw- nee Mental Health board member the commissioners approved a proclama- tion for Mental Recovery Month. Elkins discussed the bridge grant program. The Commissioners reported on road concerns and Frost discussed the possibility of closing the road be- tween sections 30 and 31 of Esbon Township. Kansas Water Office Deadline is Friday for plans meeting in Manhattan Tuesday U.So 36 garage sales The Kansas Water Office's (KWO) Friday is the deadline for placing a the garage sales. These maps will be Kansas-Lower Republican Basin Ad- garage sale ad with the Jewell County available at Mankato Express, Mac's visory Committee (BAC) will hold a, meeting to discuss current water issues affecting the basin as well as the state. The meeting will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the Manhattan Fire Depart- ment in the large assembly room, 2000 Denison Ave. The main focus of the meeting will be the preliminary dis- cussion draft of the vision. All citizens with an interest in water are encour- aged to attend and participate in the discussion. The agenda and meeting materials are available at As the state's water office, KWO conducts water planning, policy coordination and water marketing as well as facili- tates public input throughout the state. The agency prepares the Kansas Water Plan, a plan for water resources devel- opment, management and conserva- tion. KWO also reviews all water laws and makes recommendations to the governor and legislature for needed legislation. newspapers for the community-wide garage sales being held in conjunction with the Highway 36 Treasure Hunt planned for Sept. 19, 20 and 21. With the placement of a written ad by the deadline date, the information will be published in the Jewell County newspapers, along with placement on the Treasure Hunt' s Mankato city map showing the location of the sales. Is- sues of the newspaper advertising the community-wide garage sales will be on Mankato news stands around 10:30 a.m. Wednesday and the garage sale descriptions will be posted on the news- papers' website which will be found at: jewellcountynewspapers, com. Bring in your written description of items for sale, 40 words of less for a cost of $6, and you will be presented with a yard stake advertising your par- ticipation in this community wide event. Also this year, Mankato Chamber Kwik Shop and Kier'sThriftway. There will be large signs placed outside the three businesses telling of the garage sales maps located within. This marks the ninth annual US 36 Highway Treasure Hunt and Commu- nity Garage Sales event. Local Weather High and low temperatures Aug. 31 ................................... 85 58 Sept. 1 ..................................... 91 59 Sept. 2 ..................................... 84 54 Sept. 3 ..................................... 81 54 Sept. 4 ..................................... 91 70 Sept. 5 ..................................... 94 59 Sept. 6 ..................................... 62 48 Betty Becker, weather observer for Mankato, reported .48 of precipitation for the week. Mankato City Connects: Carol Menhusen, 525 N. Clinton No. 12; R.D. Clegg, 525 N. Clinton No. 4. of Commerce will print a pinpoint map Disconnects: Kristen Wilier, 525 showing the names and addresses of N. Clinton No. 12. Sarah (left) and Doug Spencer shared their stories of adopting a child in China at Jewell Trinity Church, Sunday. Their son, Owen, stands by his mother while Doug holds their adopted son, Grant. Photo by L//Tc/a Woer/Tec. Couple shares adoption stow with congregation l ! Sarah (Griffeth) Spencer and her husband, Doug, were guest speakers at Jewell Trinity United Methodist Church of United Methodist Women Sunday. They told of their God called two-year journey to adopt a child in China. They said the "Hand of God" led them on this journey. After com- pleting paperwork and having lots ofcontact with other adoptive parents, they went to Beijing on May 2]. Sarah told of meeting their child, whom they have named Grant, at Harmony House International, a Christian foster home. Another American family were there making an adoption at the same time and they traveled together touring some of the sights. Sarah related how God led them all the way. They visited the area where Grant was born to file the adoption papers. They had a little more time to tour and also stopped at the American Consu- late to fill out the citizenship papers. When their plane landed in Chicago, Grant became an American citizen. Grant was born with a cleft palate. The lip has been surgically corrected and the palate will be corrected in October. Since this prevents Grant from speaking, they communicate with sight o language. Doug read the Scriptures'. that led and comforted them on this. journey. Members of the UMW participated with the children's time, were ushers, led prayer time and assisted with the  serving of Holy Communion, Many people were in attendance tO hear Sarah and Doug share their story. School, board not satisfied with concrete work The Rock Hills Board of Educa- tion met in regular session on Mon- day. Those in attendance were Lori Yelken, Brenden Wirth, Ervin Underwood, Steve Spiegel, Todd Mauerhan, Janelle Greene, Nadine Smith, Sam Meyers, Bob Roush, Bar- bara Railsback, Allison Railsback, Tyler Shadduck, Bobi Fogo, Lynette Bartley and Lori Slate. The board approved withholding nearly $15,000 in payment to Stripe and Seal until the board is satisfied with the work performed by the com- pany. The original bid was $80,864 for concrete and asphalt work. The board will issue a check for $65,864 for the work already done and pay the rest moval and re-pouring of the concrete slough to the correct specifications. Bobi Fogo, president of the sum- mer youth board, requested permis- sion to plant trees behind the bleachers on the west side of the north ball dia- mond, replace the fence on the west side of the north ball diamond using the existing posts and to install chain link on the batting cage on the south side of the south ball diamond, with all expenses and care to be the responsi- bility of the youth program. The board approved the request. Tyler Shadduck and Allison Railsback requested district transpor- tation for six FBLA officers and one sponsor to attend the national fall lead- Minn., on Nov. 14 and 15. The request was approved. It was noted that report cards will have a different look this year as as- signments for all components of lan- guage arts (spelling, writing, reading, speaking, listening and handwriting) will be part of one overall language arts grade rather than listed as separate subjects. The following insufficient fund check protocol was unanimously ap- proved: "Checks written to any Rock Hills USD 107 school building that are returned by the bank for any reason are sent back through the bank when the building secretary is able to determine that the necessary funds are available. for any fees charged to Rock Hills USD 107 by the bank. After the district is in receipt of the second insufficient funds check this will result in Rock Hills USD 107 requiring the parent or guardian to pay on a cash or money order only basis." An executive session was held to discuss matters affecting a student. Present during the executive session were Lori Yelken, Ervin Underwood, Steve Spiegel, Janelle Greene, Lori Slate, Todd Mauerhan, Brenden Wirth, Sam Meyers and Nadine Smith. No action was taken as a result of the private session. The next regular meeting of the sachool board will be at 10 a.m. on Oct. when they are satisfied with the re- ership conference in Minneapolis, The account holder will be responsible 13 at the district office in Mankato: flips Women escape serious injury when cart And other selections from "dewell County Memories" were home in Jewell. Mr. McGaughey Jewell Co. Memories 120 years ago School began on Sept. 10. Mrs. Fred James and Mrs. Jasper Crouse were riding in a road cart when the fills slipped out of the harness and the cart went over backward with its load catching the women like a folding bed. The horse ran away. They were lucky to come through such an accident without serious injury. Schuyler Berry attended the agri- cultural college. Tom Gunn had been hauling water for several days thinking his well had failed but when he took the pump out to LoveweH State Park archery shoot held; cook-off cancelled Lovewell State Park hosted its final special events of the season on Sun- day. Though the weather seemed to be ideal, there were no entries in the chili cook-off, so the event was cancelled. The 3D archery shoot had four youth division shooters, one m the women's division and 20 in the men's division. Winning the youth division was Jarrett Arasmith of Jewell. Keshia and T.J. Druba of Lincoln, Neb., swept the women's and men's division respec- tively for the third consecutive year. Perry Ridgway of Fairfield topped all competitors in the steel deer competi- tion. Brent Scott of Waddell and Reed in Belleville and Cam Grabast of Mac Island Outdoors in Superior sponsored targets and prizes for the 3D archery shoot. Mankato City Court Matthew T. Musil, speeding 36/30, $180. fix it he found he had more than four feet of water. Mrs. F.M. Emanual was confined to her bed with malarial fever. Corn cutting began. 90 years ago Jewell folks felt well repaid for their work in staging the Old Settlers Day celebration and trusted their visitors enjoyed the day and will again be on hand for the annual homecoming next year. The many friends of Miss Aldean Stauffer, who has been attending college in Chicago, were glad to know she completed her school work and received a life certificate. Mrs. Myra Linton and Miss Elsie Elliott returned from their California trip in time for Miss Elsie to attend Institute at Mankato. They enjoyed their trip time but think Kansas is the best place to live after all. John Vance purchased a new Fordson tractor with which he will do his plowing. Bert Brinkworth drove a new Dodge coupe. Ray McDaniel did the stack threshing in the Buffalo section. Another troublesome weed and one you had better watch out for was the oxeyed daisy. Hasting and Son put in a cistern at the Fred and Phoebe Bohnert home. Mr. Queen and son, George, drove to Manhattan to get a lineup at the college where George was to attend. 80 years ago Mrs. Cora Thompson went to Denver to visit her mother who was ill. A sister accompanied her. Ed Matter bought lumber for a new garage to replace the one destroyed by fire. Mike Seamans was appointed county receiving agent for government cattle. A tree blew across M.A .Cockett' s pasture fence enabling cows to get into a cane field. Four of them died. 133 calves, 135 older cattle and 39 condemned cattle delivered here. The condemned were killed in the yard. Word was received in Randall of the death of a Child of Mr. and Mrs. Bert McCollough of Beloit. Death was caused from black diptheria. Mr. and Mrs. B ascom Dresslar were the new parents of a 6 1/2 pound baby girl. When we have to choose between milk and gasoline, which will we let slide? Mrs. F.E. Ruggles suffered from broken blood vessels. It just about uses her up. Clyde Bowles went to Kansas City with stock. 60 years ago Mr. and Mrs. John Menhusen tried farm life again while doing chores for Mr. and Mrs. Harold Menhusen. There were nine cows to milk. Miss Kay Hart of Randall who attended Brown Mackie School of Business, Salina, was initiated into the Pi Rho Theta sorority at a formal dinner dance at the El Patio Room, Salina. Fred Eilert was in the hospital at Concordia where he underwent surgery. Judith and Terry Elniff visited their grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Walter Lester, at Ordway, Colo. They took the train from Lindsborg. Mr. and Mrs. Bill Plowman visited in Jewell. Bill completed his work at KU and went for a job in Texas. Some members of Jewell Rural High School Class of 1943 had a picnic supper in the Jewell Park. Keith Rogers and family have been residents of Jewell a little more than a year and own their own home there. Mr. Rogers was meat cutter at Boogaart' s. After seven weeks, Mr. and Mrs. Ed McGaughey were dismissed from the Community Hospital at Beloit and was hospitalized as the result of injuries received during an auto collision; Mrs.McGaughey because of illness:i Mrs. Bernard Menhusen reported an inch of rain fell. Some severe storms accompanied the showers, but the moisture was appreciated. : 40 years ago The Sunflower Guidance Center conducted a three day workshop at (.lie Jewell County Hospital for nurs[llg personnel and other interested person. There was an average attendance each day of 3(i) with every town in the couniy represented. There was no charge for  the workshop since it was a part of a federal grant to the Sunflower Guidance Center for Crisis Intervention. Bill Kats of Washington, D.C., visited with Mr. and Mrs. Wint Smith and other friends in Mankato. Mr. Kats before his retirement was administra- tive assistant to Senator Bob Dole arid was Wint's administrative assistt while he was congressman. Mr. and Mrs. Jim Putman were new parents of a boy born at the Belleville Hospital. A sister and two brothers helped care for him. Montrose reported small and varied amounts of rain. Earch Evacuation, Inc., of Salina began moving in equipment and started work on the construction of a sewer system for the City of Formoso --a completely new modern type of system and the first of its kind to be constructed in this area. There was a main sewer pond along with two overflow ponds with a gravity flow and equipped with sprinklers. It was odor free. According to plans the system was to be done withinl80 working days. The sewer ponds were located on the Spiegel farm southwest of town. 20 years ago A Mankato man died from injuries suffered in an explosion at the Jewell County Road Department Barn in Continued to page 5