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r Office located at 109 E. Main, Mankato, Kansas 66935 at Webber, Kansas and Superior, Nebraska 913-378-3705 - 402-879-3291 - 800-359-2120 -A feature of The Superior Express | Thursday, October 15, 1992 Price 35 Subscription rate in Kansas $12.71 per year, $12.00 in Nebrka, Other states $18.00 Send Kansas Subscription Orders to P. O..Box 258, Webber, Kansas 66970 t tt ttl the Mankato p.m., in Building. Mankato said Farmers wants to the housing authority council at 7 pan., at Pine Haven Meeting by Dale Boyles, to abate the pen- on a payment policy ty to abate penalty from Free- Service concern- trash items was was noted that the for customers and :ostofpick- hauling recyclable within the the uncertain what the be but individuals allowed to use the possibly be a ty may have haulers and was granted a to add a discussed. Current uate to bring system. proved TV. This is be con- with the Kansas Division Schwab and NCRPC, is up to the city to of contamination. have no one r and the city , to do much of it. that instead plant, money to find a source hook onto it and water. Further be done. to it was de- features of the lower. concerning streets revealed streets make there is a spe- be nice restored. Sev- broken bricks and not re- National Guard City to haul some in security In 1990 ) with some &apos; and money this purpose. .total expense of the limestone SPace lease was Tom Lehrling erected Don attend the Kansas workshop for Salina Oct. stop the intersec- that loans had Mari!yn Eaton Parts Pit in WOm at show Mankato, at- Show at last a first on an This ) for best ribbons vase Colored decals. vase with and a three- Since 1908 the seven gable Wellman home has stood on the south hill of Burr Oak. In 1987, Ken and Kay Garman purchased the 3,200 square foot home and are restoring it to its former splender. Victorian he)me graces the south hill of Burr Oak By Gloria Garman A large post-victorian house looms in granduer on the south hill of Burr Oak. It has been known to area residents through the years as the Wellman house." The present owners are Ken and Kay Garrmm. The Garmans and their two children, Sarah and Jim, purchased the house in 1987. They were the third own- ers of the house since Clifford Wellman's death more than 20 years ago. Wellman's parents, Mr. and Mrs. G. R. Wellman built the large house in 1908. Mrs. Wellman designed the home and because she had read the book, House of The Seven Gables, she decided the new home would have seven gables. The Wellman family includ- ed three sons, Guy, Clifford, and Robert. "We figure that is why there is four bedrooms in the house," Kay stated. After his parents' death, Clif- ford Wellman lived in the home. Following his death, the original furniture and ffxtues, were sold at an auction. Luckily, the home had been left in it's original con- dition, Ken and Kay want to pre- serve the 3,200 square feet home. Ken stated, "At first, I had my reservations about buy- ing the house but we knew it was so large we'd never have to add on and the layout of the house was what we wanted." Kay, an antique buff, added, "I really liked the character and omamess of the house." The house is unique in de- sign. The main floor includes a kitchen and large pantry, hun- dry, dining room, bathroom, bedroom, and parlor, foyer and receiving room. The pantry has built-in cabinets, work area and spice drawers, "this is where I do all my mixing and baking" states Kay. The dining room features a built-in mirrored china cabinet connected to the pantry from the opposite side. Oakplate railing encircles the dining room. A larger 86" by 114" bay window with gold, red and blue stained glass, is on the west side of the dining room. The parlor is entered through large sliding oak doors. Another 86"xl 14" bay window is on the north side and another stain glass window is on, the west<side of the parlor. The pater and re- ceiving room is separated by a oak lattice archway, featuring round plant shelves on each side. The north, or main, entrance, leads into a small foyer and through a large oak door into the receiving room. The receiving room has oak wainscoat and a built in hutch. A stain glass window is at the foot of the open staircase. A diamond shape window is at the stairway. The wide oak stairway features a lamp on the base banister. Going up the stairs, on the landing is a colored glass window and it is on the last wall. Kay shares, "It is so pretty in the morning when the sun shines through it." The second floor includes the original office featuring a built- in desk, a large hay window, and frosted glass door that leads to rite front porch roof. There are three bedrooms and a dressing room upstairs. The dressing room has a colored glass win- dow. The upstairs bathroom ,has the original ceramic tile floor, pedestal sink and oak commode. The third floor is one large area, featuring the seven gable windows. All of the windows have colored glass. The Gar- roans have turned this area into a famly room and added a kitch- enette. The main floor ktichen is a ture project for the Garmans. "Under the suspended ceiling is a dome shaped ceiling and we'd like to restore that," Kay stated. The main floor bathroom had all the fixtures sold at the Well- man auction, so the Garmans added a pedestal sink and claw- footed bath tub. Knowing the original light fixtures in the dining room and parlor had been sold at the auc- tion, Kay shared, "We were at an antique shop in Salina, and told the shop bwner where we lived. She said she had been at the Wellman auction and had bought the dining room light fix- rares and it is now in her daugh- ter's home." The antique shop owner went on to describe the fixture as a large colored Tiffany lamp. She also remembered seeing the light fixture that had been in the parlor. It was a large crystal chandelier. All the woodwork and floors in the house are oak and pine. All doorways have transom win- dows at the top. "You can tell a woman de- signed this house in the unique- ness and convenience, such as, there was a small faucet that was on the third floor. I think she used this to clean the floors," stated Kay. The Oarmans have made many efficiency improvements. They had painted and shingled the exterior. Insulation was installed and central air was added to the heatin. system. When the shingling was done, the original metal rain cups were taken off but the Gar- re_arts plan on putting these back Mizner Marihugh join Esbon City Council The Esbon City Council met in session Wednesday at 7 p.m., in the fire hall with Mayor Bob Windmuller in charge. Barb Mizner and Edgar Marthugh were elected to fill the two vacant positions on the coun- cil. Both arrived at 8 for the re- mainder of the meeting. Councilman Frost reported he has installed two tubes and dis- cussed with the council where to install the others. He had also fixed five potholes in the street. JoVon's has requested to re- new their beer license and the forms will be obtained. It was agreed to pay Councilmann Broeckelman for various fees and labor costs he presented. The city pump was inopera- tive last Monday. Cosand Plumb- ing repaired it. Broken and new meters were discussed. Reports of six to eight residential meters are broken, most are in the middle of flower beds and use minimum water. One has been installed and the city will pay for it. Discussion was held on a sug- gestion to get a different attorney for city business. Some checking will be done with attorneys to ascertain their fees and retainers and it will be discussed at the next meeting. The list of complaints received was reviewed and all but one have been taken care of. It was decided to have collec- tion letters sent on delinquent water bills. The attorney will be contacted about the old bills still Ken and Kay Garman stand in the foyer of their Victorian home in Burr Oak. The Garman's purchased the home in 1987. The home has an open oak stairway shown On the left The oak lattice work framing the Garmans separates the foyer from the parlor. un Recyclingpaid- was discussed and the fact it is important to each community to recycle. Council- woman Mizner reported Formoso has a good system to look into. Thelma Beam will be invited to the next meeting and her ideas will be heard. Irma Fogo was unable to at- tend the meeting to discuss the family fun center so it will be tabled until next meeting. Requests for a water bill drop box have been h!ade. It was de- cided payments may be taken to the city clerk's house or Bob's Shop. A stamp will be purchased so the date paid can be stamped on the bill. Bills were accepted and will be p00ad. Commissioners approve engineer's contract The county commissioners met in session last Wednesday morning at 8:30. Ambulance Director Dan Switzer gave his September re- port on ambulance runs. He also discussed some new equipment that has been ordered and the building of an ambulance shed. Switzer stated a $'10,000 grant has been received. He and three EMTs, Beth Ann Hastings, Brenda Wilcox and Mary Switzer, will be taking an I. V. class. Grant money will pay for this training. RichardFrank!in, coty en- gineer, had a notice of accep- tance from the state on the lake road. He discussed several items including the auditor's report, time sheets and bills. Franldin also had an application for Public Improvment Award to Kansas Comulting Engineers, Topeka, on the lake road and presented a bridge inspection report for Jewell County. Franklin will be attending a day of the 50th Annual Corn Show celebration and there was afoot- ball game for Jewell-Randall Middle School. The Jewell County Emergency Service tries to have an ambu- lance on standby at every home football game in the county. This night was no different than any other and EMS Direc- tor Dan Switzer was getting his EMTs informed of who would go to the game and who would be on call. At 5:26 p.m., the sherifs of- fice received a call that an ambu- lance was needed at the Jewell High School. A lady had fallen, heard a snap and had her foot turned to one side. The patient wanted to be transported to Mitchell County Hospital. The Mitchell County Ambu- lance had been called first but they were busy and the caller was told to call Jewell County EMS. The ambulance arrived at the scene in 11 minutes. They took te patient}o Beloit, arriving at e nospi at 6:10 p,m. Thinking there was plenty of time to get back to Jewell in time for the ball game, Switzer saw no reason to send a second ambu- lance to Jewell for standby. Un- less an emergency arises both on top of the gables soon. Ken and Kay both agreed, "We'd like to keep the chamct Jewell County and history of this house." Ambulance Runs Stacey Blackmore El Dorado, teacher Stacey Blaekmore is teaching eighth grade at E1 Dorado Middle School, El Dorado, Kan. She is also an assistant volleyball coach at the seventh grade level and plans to assist with basketball as well. The middle school has ap- proximately 600 students which Blackrnore says is quite a change from Randall Middle School. recycling conference Monday and Tuesday in Manhattan. He also stated there will be a snow re- moval class in Salina Wednesday and he will be sending eight people from his department. Franklin is to check on dirt piled up on a graded road one mile east of Jewell and north. Payroll for Sept. 17 and bills paid through Oct. 7 were approved and paid as follows: public health, $5,234.38; general, 30,833.44; road and bbridge, 50,008.46; nox- ious weed, 2,647.34; election, 547.36; ambulance, 4,611.21; appraiser, 3,732.38; clearing ac- cunt, 36,155.01; employee ben- efits, 20,600.73; solid waste, 13,052.05; junior college tuition, 1,608. and tower fund, 41.03, with a total of $169,071.39. Sheriff Owen discussed over. time for an employee. A Title III Workshop was dis- cussed with Roger Thelander, emergency preparedness director. The Jewell County Sanitary Code was presented to the tom- ) Jewell Cou:nty EMS has busy night Last Thursday was a busy night ambulances in the same part of in Jewell City as it was the first the county could present a prob- ]em. At 6:56 p.m., the sheriffs of. rice received a call for an ambu- lance at the Jewell football field. A player had a possible neck in- jury. An ambulance staffed with two EMTs arrived at the scene at 7:11 and transported the patient to the Jewell County Hospital, arriving at 7:39. No sooner had the ambulance left the ball field and the lights went out. A transformer had burned. The gemae had to be called and when the coaches and princi- pals talked later there was no agreeable date to replay the game so it was called a tie, 6 to 6 The injured Hillcrest player was treated at thehospital and released. At 7:41 Switzer was enroute to Salina with his patient. An- other busy night for our ambu- lance service who offers 24-hour- a-day service. missioners by the Jewell County Health Department. It is to be signed and submitted to the Kan- sas Department of Health and Environment. Ivan Frost, Whitemound Township, requested that maintainers make a third pass on the county roads for water drain- age. It was approved to support ef- forts of Pawnee Mental Health Services in applying for capital assistance from Kansas Depart- ment of Transportation. It was approved to sign Rich- ard Franklin's contract as engi- neer, effective January to Dec. 31, 1993. dewell County Hospital News Admissions Oct. 5 to LTC-Elizabeth Murray, Mankato. Oct. 6 to LTC-Olive Railsback, Mankato. Oct. 7 toLTC-Helen L. Wiley, Mankato. Dismissals Oct. 7 from Acute-Helen L. Wiley, Mankato. Jewell County Sheriffs Report At 9:24 p.m., Saturday on a county mad east of K- 14 and 20 miles north of Burr Oak Joni E. Korb, Burr Oak, could not avoid a deer on the roadway. Korb and her passengers were not injured. Dennis Dunn killed in California Word was received Monday FthatormosDennis Dunn, formerly of o, was killed in a motor- cycle aecidem in California Mon- day. Arrangements are pending. Mankato Weather High Low Oct. 5 84 45 OCt. 6 83 53 OCt. 7 73 48 Oct. 8 48 33 Oct. 9 47 28 Oct. 10 59 33 Oct. 11 65 33 Year to date moisture 28.35 Oct. 6-M. Kissinger from Jewell County Hospital to Mitchell County Hospital. Oct. 6-M. Railsback from Mitchell County Hospital to Jewell County Hospital. Oct. 8-A. Weaverling from home to Jewell County Hospital. OCt. 8-C. Blacker from home in Jewell to Mitchell County Hos- pital. OCt. 8-L. Blacker from home in Jewell to Mitchell County Hospital. Oct. 9-T. Read from home in Burr Oak to Superior hospital. - Helping Mankato high school studonls observe homecoming activities Friday evening were (back row from loft) Matt Becket, Grog Zadina, Brott Ernst, Tanner Daunor, (front row) Ericka Me, Elizabeth Wilson, Kayla Zadina, and Casa/NewelL i