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Offices located at 111 E. Main, Mankato, Kansas 66956 A feature of The Superior Express Entered into Thursday, October 20, 2016 Price 50 the mail at Mankato, Kansas, and Superior, Nebraska Monday through Saturday, when you walk through the front door into what was the Esbon Grocery Store, it first appears as just another remodel- ing project. Every Saturday afternoon, however, the construction zone is trans- formed into a completely different pre- mises. All tools are put away, ladders, tables, saws, cords, lights are all stowed into one of the comers, lumber and sheet rock as well as paint and sheet rock paste containers are moved into tile unused comers of the building. Before your eyes, the Esbon Church of Christ appears. Pews with Bibles and church hymnals, a podium, the offering plate is put in its place and a small table to hold the communion service is moved out into the main part of the room, which has now been transformed into the sancutary. On the sides and in the back room, tables and chairs are set up for Sunday school classroom areas. Sunday morning, the doors are opened with church commencing at 10 a.m. Each Sunday, Steve Grey, Miltonvale, an elder at the Beloit Church of Christ, brings the message. Edgar Marihugh, who is also an elder at the Beloit Church of Christ, reads the scripture, and Kenny Marihugh is the song leader. At the present time, there are four pews for the congregation to use. Fold- ing chairs are used to finish up the sanctuary area. "The pews came from the Odessa Methodist Church that has been closed for awhile. Dennis Manning refurbished the four that are here at the present time, but we have 12 more that will be added in time. The pews were purchased from Joan Broeckelman, daughter of Claire and Thelma Lamb. The Lambs owned the ground the Odessa Church sat on and Joan inherited the land," said Edgar. The podium also came from the Odessa Methodist Church. Edgar was asked where the piano was and he said, "we sing a cappella. God loves to hear our voices sing him praise." Chairs and tables are stored in the old Esbon High School gym, owned by Kenny Marihugh (Edgar and Veronica's son) and his wife. All have been obtained from schools that have closed. Steve and Lucy Black, Wichita, are the owners of the hot air balloon that was seen sailing around Mankato late Saturday afternoon. The Black's love to use their balloon and with all the different fall colors they decided it would be a good weekend for some fun. The Black's transport their balloon inside a utility trailer which is pulled by their pickup. According to Leila Becker, sister of Lucy, the Black's arrived Friday afternoon and plans were to use the balloon in the area Saturday and Sunday. The good old Kansas winds kept the Black's from going up Saturday until later in the day so travel time was short, and then Sunday the area was covered with fog so it could not be used. Lucy, the daughter of Arleta Carlton, Jewell, came up to the Becker's home and watched as the balloon was'filled with the air making it ready to travel. The ballooning was cut short but Arleta, Lucy, and Lella enjoyed their family visit. (Photo is courtesy of Nadine Railsback.) Harmony United Methodist Church "We're excited to open our doors gift online and even upload a photo and in Mankato will serve as one of around and join the effort to help children note of encouragement. 4,500 U.S. locations collecting gift- facing difficult circumstances around Operation Christmas Child is a filled shoeboxes for children living in the world, by the simple act of packing project of Samaritan's Purse, an inter- poverty overseas through the a gift-filled shoebox," said coordina- national Christian relief and evange- Samaritan's Purse project, Operation tor Shannon Rogers of Mankato. lism organization headed by Franklin Christmas Child--the world's largest Rogers will serve as the relay center Graham. The mission of Operation Christmas project of its kind. coordinator managing operations at the Christmas Child is to demonstrate During national collection week, drop-off location, where she hopes to God's love in a tangible way to chil- Nov. 14-21, Mankato residents will receive 300 shoebox gifts to contribute dren in need around the world, and donate shoeboxes filled with school toward the 2016 global goal. together with the local church world- supplies, hygiene items, notes of en- For more information on how to wide, to share the Good News ofJesus couragementandtoys, such as a doll or participate in Operation Christmas Christ. Since 1993, Operation Christ- soccer ball, for Operation Christmas Child, visit samaritanspurse.org/occ, mas Child has collected and delivered Child to deliver to children in need By going online to give the suggested more than 135 million gift-filled around the world. This year, Mankato donation of $7 per shoebox gift, par- shoeboxes to children in more than residents hope to contribute more than ticipants can follow their box to dis- 150 countries and territories. For many 300 shoeboxes toward the 2016 global cover where in the world it will be ofthesechildren, thegift-filledshoebox goal of reaching 12 million children, delivered.They can also packa shoebox is the first gift they have ever received. The Jewell Chamber of Commerce a gift for winning the "Name Shocka" Christmas Sampler was discussed. met last Saturday with 35 members at the corn show. Gaye Daniels suggested a road rally present. Bruce Barrett openedthe meet- Minutes of the last meeting were for Christmas lights with a chili dinner ing by thanking Trinity UMW Church read and approved. Financial report following. for preparing the meal. Anita was given by Frank Shelton and up- CindyTrumpsuggestedasnowman McChessney waswelcomedasthenew proved as amended, sale at Santa's Workshop. citylibrarian.AthankyoufortheJewell Deb Bohnert reported there were Deb Bohnert encouraged everyone Garden Club was read. The next meet- 79 entries in the corn show parade and to get younger people to attend chain- ing willbe held Monday, Nov. 14. Dan thanked everyone for their help and ber meetings. Daniels offered the blessing, support throughout the events. Pair-a- Darrell noted proceeds from the Darrell Bohnert introduced guest dicerunandstarsearchwereasuccess; dance, supper and beer garden will go speaker, Jenny Russell, Jewell County the triathlon had more participants and to the Jewell Fire Department. Community Development. Jenny is in made a profit for the run. The barbecue Motion passed to have a dance next marketing development and was asked had more attendants than prior years, year at the corn show. byBrianShuldatoassistJewellCounty with approximately 200 attending the Following budget discussion the communities.Jennynotedthatalthough soup dinner Sunday. Rock Hills stu- committee heads will meet with cham- Jewell is small, it is well kept and well dents were reportedly a big help with ber officers for budget review. presented with its walking trail, lake, the park activities and Darica Bohnert Bruce Barrett reported there is park and other community projects, helped with facebook posting for the $20,000 in Hansen grant funds avail- She is working with Eric Bourbon re- ShockaCorn and Pair-a-dice contests, ableforclean-upandthecityhasasked garding the school building and pos- It was noted that Betty James and for a chipper-shredder. Deb Bohnert sible use of the building to benefit the Earl Vamey have attended 74 Jewell asked for new lightweight benches. community. Jenny said Jewell County Corn Shows! Election of officers will be held at is eligible for two grants a year. Next Jamie Underwood noted the cook- the November meeting. grant meeting is in November. Deb ies at the library openhouse were made Dan Daniels thanked the mayor for Bohnert presented Jenny Russell with by Rock Hills FBLA. spreading mulch. The Jewell City Council met in regular session with members Darrell Bohnert, Josh Burks, Max Burks, Kris Williams and Wade Wilson present. Presiding was Bruce Barrett, mayor. Amy Arasmith, city clerk, was also present. Minutes of the Sept. 6 meeting were approved. In addition to their regular duties the city employees have been cleaning out the shed and installing PVC pipe for the border around the play equip- ment at Lake Emerson and patching streets. Billing Ordinance No. 1048 was reviewed by the council and approved for payment. Applications for the Dane Hansen grants were discussed. Council approved appointments of the new librarian and prospective board members. Some surplus items were to be sold Commissioners discusses road concerns, personnel The Jewell County Board met Mon- day with commissioners Steve Greene and Mark Fleming present. Carla J. Waugh, county clerk, was also present. Minutes of the Oct. 10 commis- sioners meeting were approved. Dwight S. Frost telephoned to re- port Gary Garman's road concerns. Shannon Meier, ambulance direc- tor, reviewed the billing report for Sep- tember. Don Jacobs, sheriff, discussed op- erations of the office. Joel Elkins, general superintendent, reported on road and bridge mainte- nance and discussed personnel. The commissioners reported road and bridge concerns. They advised Joel of Gary Garman's road concerns. Chris Petet, custodian, discussed vending machines. He also discussed issues with the floor on the ground floor. Larry Sharp, KCAMP representa- tive, provided an overview of the ser- vices provided. The newly-formed Esbon Church of Christ came to be when Edgar Marihugh, pictured above with his wife, Veronica, decided the town needed a Church of Christ. Marihugh is also an elder at the Beloit Church of Christ. All of this came about because of Edgar feeling the need for a Church of Christ in Esbon. "I have organized and held Bible studies several different times. This past March I started another Bible study class and held it in the community center here in Esbon on Monday nights. We covered a series of lessons that lasted between two to three months and during that time there were about 10 people who were attending on a regular basis. Steve Grey and I visited about how many were attending and I shared that I felt there were several first time June 5 of this year. Really this whole thing is a Beloit Church of Christ effort, All are helping in some way. The Beloit congregation wanted to see the church open and are very supportive," said Edgar. Veronica and Edgar attend Bible study at the Beloit Church of Christ on Wednesday nights. The Marihughs attended and were members of the Dentonia Church of Christ until it closed Sept. 30, 1998, and then they became members of the Beloit Church of Christ. "Steve said to me, 'you need to start a congregation here in Esbon'. I looked at Steve and said 'you know, Steve, let's just do it', and that is how the Esbon Church of Christ began." The first step for the Marihughs was finding a location for the church, so they purchased the former Esbon Grocery Store that had been sold to Farmway Co-op. Edgar and wife, Veronica, have been teammates, shar- ing input, thoughts and costs equally on the building of this church. "The resurrection of this church is The Marih'ughs have lots of local people who are working on the con- struction and updating of the building. "We vary. We don' t have a set crew that is working, on the update and re- pairs of the b ailding. It is whoever wants to work shows up. Today I picked up nine dinners in Lebanon for the crew, Most every day there are six to nine people," s'aid Edgar. If Edgar had a lead carpenter of the crew he would have to name Brett Whettham. Brett works for different ones on their farms locally. Two weeks ago the roof was treated with a rubber roofing compound. In- side about half the south wall had dam- age and has been tom out and re- placed with new material as well as insulation adddd, new sheetrock hung, and ready to paint. There is still lots to be done to complete the most needed update. Lots and lots of painting. The present bath- room will be enlarged. A children's classroom will be finished in the south- east comer of the building. At this time Edgar and Veronica are not sure what will be done w~th the upstairs area. On the front of thib church a sign will be placed with "~sbon Church of Christ, founded June 5, 2016" on it. Also on the front of the church there will be a drive under awning where parishio- ners will be able to drive under, get out and into the ch!arch without getting wet from the weather elements. "This is an aged building and just like anything else I don't think we will ever have thefemodel or update com- pletely done. Structure-wise there will always be something that needs to be not just me. My wife is just as much a done. The church doors are open and people in this area that were not attend- part of this as I am. We opened the we welcome HI to come worship with ing any church at this time," saidEdgar. Esbon Church of Christ doors for the us," said Edge'. at auction Oct. 13 at the community center. The fall citywide cleanup day is scheduled for Monday. 2017 trash bids from Chief Dis- posal and Wasteco were reviewed. Council accepted the low bid from Wasteco. Ordinance No. 639 providing for license and regulations of a cereal malt beverage special event permit within the city limits was approved by the council. The council approved a CMB li- cense for the Jewell Fire Department. Council reviewed the applications that were submitted for the city clerk' s position; the position will be offered to one of the applicants. A request for a sewer hookup was discussed. Jewell Apartment board of direc- tors met with the following in atten- dance: Darrell Bohnert, Josh Burks, Max Burks, Kris Williams, Wade Wil- son, Bruce Barrett and Amy Arasmith. Cindy Barrett was absent. Minutes of the Sept. 6 meeting were approved. There are currently seven empty apartments. A management review was scheduled for Oct. 11. .ay In @ Water heater repairs were made over end of the apartment buildingstill need the weekend, to be made. Repairs to the siding on the south Bills were reviewed and approved for payment. : i$ new Sherry Partridge is now in business as a nail technician at Hair and More Beauty Salon in Mankato. From July to September Sherry at- tended Bellus Academy, Manhattan, for strictly the nail techni- cian program. In September she was pre- sented her certificate stating she had completed her course of study and has now received her Kansas Board of Cosmetology license as such. "While attending the Academy one of my instructors was Gina (Claycamp) Bulthaup," said Sherry. Gina is the daughter of Darrell and Emma Claycamp, Mankato. Completing the nail tech course of study was not just practicing on'polish- ing nails. Students learned nail health, nail and skin disease and disorders, proper way tO give nail care like filing, clipping of the fingers and toesl Proper way to apply polishes, shellac, and nail enhancements (acrylic nails). FYI: shellac or gel is a type of polish that when applied shouldn't chip or crack for two weeks, A UV lamp is used to set (cure) it, and it can not be removed with regular nail polish remover. Sherry will be in the salon part Of Monday, Wednesday and Friday and then on Saturday by appointment. Hair Continued to page 5 Five members of the Kansas State University crops team recently returned from a study trip to Australia where they took first place in the Aus- tralian Universi- ties Crops Compe- tition. The event was hosted by the Australian Grain Growers organiza- tion and was held in Temora, New South Wales. K-State crops team members making the trip Simmelink Local weather were Samantha L' Ecuyer, High and low temperatures Morrowville; Nicole Sudbeck, Sen- Oct. 9 ....................................... 78 39 eca; Michaela Simmelink, Downs; Oct. 10 ..................................... 78 44 Jessi Bramhall, Seneca; and Sarah Oct. 11 ..................................... 76 49 Zerger, Cheney. The team was accom- Oct. 12 ..................................... 72 40 panied by Kevin Donnelly, theircoach Oct. 13 ..................................... 53 30 and professor of agronomy, and Kim Oct. 14 ..................................... 62 31 Kerschen, academic coordinator in Oct. 15 ..................................... 75 39 agronomy. Betty Becker, Mankato weather ob- L'Ecuyer took second place overall server, reported a trace of precipitation individual in the contest. Bramhall was for the week. 6th and Sudbeck placed 10th overall in KenGarst, Jewellweatherobserver, individual competition. reported .25 of precipitation for the Teams from Iowa State University, week. Virgina Tech University and the Uni- versity of Wisconsin-Platteville also competed, along with several agricul- tural universities across southern and western Australia. Three team members -- L'Ecuyer, Sudbeck and Simmelink -- were awarded a stipend from the American Society of Agronomy to cover their travel expenses as a result of previ- ously placing first, second and third in the U.S. Collegiate Crops contests held last November in Kansas City and Chi- cago. The K-State team previously par- ticipated in the Australian Universities Crops Competition in 2012 and 2014. They also placed first as a team in 2014. The competition was held over two days at the Temora Agricultural Inno- vation Centre, managed by FarmLink. The contest included a seed identifica- tion section, three exams over produc- tion of selected Australian crops, com- mercial grading of wheat samples, a business management problem, field yield estimates and management rec- ommendations, and a live crop, weed and disease evaluation component. Before and after the competition, contestants toured research projects being conducted on site and at farms in the area. Learning about canola and Australian white wheat production, ryegrass herbicide resistance problems, and the use of pulse crops such as lupins and fieldpeas in crop rotations were highlights for the U.S. team. The students also took the opportu- nity to learn about Australia. The trip began with visits to popular sites in Sydney, followed by a trip to the Great Barrier Reef at Cairns. They also vis- ited the Atherton Tablelands region in Queensland to observe tropical agri- culture including sugar cane produc- tion and a coffee plantation. On the trip to Temora, the group visited the Blue Mountains west of Sydney. After the competition, they toured Charles Sturt University and the Rhizolysimeter Center at Wagg.a Wagga, New South Wales. The tnp also included with two farmyisits in the Junee area featuring mixed crop- ping systems integrating wheat, canola and pulse crops with pasture crops supporting sheep production. In addition to the grant funds from the American Society of Agronomy, the trip was sponsored by the K~State Department of Agronomy. The Col- lege of Agriculture also provided in- ternational travel scholarships to the Kansas State University students. t ......... _ d_._______--