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i Offices located at 111 E. Main, Mankato, Kansas 66956 148 E. Third Street, Superior, Nebraska 68978 / A feature of The Superior Express Thursday, October 21,2010 Price 50 Entered into the mail at Webber, Kansas. and Superior, Nebraska Crowd gathers in Mankato for annual fall festival Parents and children gathered in Mankato Saturday to take part in the annual Fall Fest. Sunshine and beauti- ful weather invited them to partici- pated as dozens of family activities popped up on Main Street. Youngsters were delighted to see the popular bounce house attraction as well as other games, prizes and snacks. A section of the downtown area was blocked off to traffic to provide space for the inflatable bean bag toss games, ,,putt-putt game, ring toss. pumpkin decorating, and other festivities could be set up and take place there. Hot chocolate, apples with caramel, and popcorn were available to keep every- one fueled up for the activities as well as walking tacos served at lunchtime. Moonlight Workshop sponsored a karaoke event for those willing to share their vocal talents with the crowd. The music could be head up and down the street, as small children danced and adults tapped their toes along with the tunes. The music wound down as en- tries began lining up for the parade. There were 36 entries in this year's parade including several youngsters dressed in their Halloween costumes. The color guard led the parade, fol- lowed by the Rock Hills Marching Band playing the national anthem. The Rock Hills Boy Scouts Pack entered a camping theme float. The Oak Creek Girl Scouts marched along carrying their banaer and ribbons. This year's Fall Fest coordinators. Amy McDill and Amanda Zadina. were next in line as Relay 4-Life team captains. Mankato Garden Club members entered the parade dressed in their gar- dening best while pushing wheelbar- rows and carrying potted plants. Next was a group of volunteers headed by Amanda Frampus repre- senting the AFSP Out of the Darkness Community Walk. Entertaining the youngsters and passing out bead neck- laces were two Isis Shiners dressed as color'ful clowns. The Howland Mobile Veterinary Service vehicle made an appearance during the parade promot- ing the mobile services of Dr. Amy Howland. Jewell city council discusses sale of former school house Jewell City Council met Oct. 4 at the city hall with the following in at- tendance: Bill Loomis, mayor; Todd Adolph, Darrell Bohnert. Max Burks, John Stoeber. council members: Amy Arasmith. city clerk. Ron Howland was absent. Buck Rogers and Shelly Davis of Chief Disposal arrived to discuss the 2011 trash contract and presented their proposal. Sewer lift change order No. 1 was approved. Domestic animal permit re- newals were approved for Gretchen Spitz and Daryl and Becky Cockroft. A school auction was held Sept. 25. Sale of the school building was dis- cussed. A payment from the Sunflower Foundation for the walking trail project has been received. A complaint had been received about a dog running loose and gettmg in the neighbor's ,trash. The apartments manager will see about having the halls and community room carpets professionally cleaned. Loomis will check into the cost of seamless guttering for the apartment building. The increase in the cable rates will be passed on to the residents. dewell County Strategic Plan. Action Committee Those present for the strategic plan meeting Oct. 6 were Steve Greene; Jim Dooley, Tim Warner. Frank Langer, Nadine Smith and Martha Matthews. The meeting was called to order by Steve Greene. Discussion was held on the format of the Jewell County High School Ca- reer Day. It was decided to follow the career path program initiated by the state that the schools are now follow- ing. The fay Will include grade 9 stu- dents because they start their career pathway classes in that year. Discus- sion was held whether or not to i,n colleges to the career da) suggested it would be beneficial to the students to have the local colleges at- tend because local colleges allow for easier trmlsition for many students to a four-year school and the state is advo- cating more technical education. The focus of Career Day 2011 will be showing the students what careers they can ptirsue withit this region and what educational opportunities there are here. Studen t groups will be randomly selected for attendance in each mod- ule. Nadine Sriaith will institute a sur- vey for the students to gather informa- tion on their interests. Nicole Parde has agreed to assi st in planning. More teach- ers will be solicited as volunteers be- fore the rext meeting. The next meeting will be at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 3 in the county com- missioners' meeting room. A Mankato native, Sasha Roe. rode along the parade route with her friend Mike in a 2006 Ford Mustang. They were followed by the Rock Hills FFA float., Local motorcycle enthusiasts. Wally McNabb. Rodney Payne. Ben Ruthstrom, Bill Burgess. Rick Blair and Larry Ost, revved their engines as they cruised the parade route. Wayne Dunn entered two vehicles in the parade, a 1955 Chevy that he drove, and a 1968 Buick Skylark driven by Diana Webb. Phil Menhusen. rep- resenting the State Exchange Bank, drove his 1963 Sunbeam Alpine down the parade route. Following was a 1931 Chevrolet coupe driven by Don Smith. and the new 2010 Dodge ambulance driven by memberofthe Jewell County EMS deiartment. The Portis taxi, a 1946 Plymouth was entered into the parade. Next in line was a 1968 4020 John Deere tractor driven by Brayde Wagner and Justice Cummings Raylynn Anderes and Kaylee Wagner drove a Suzuki Quad Sport. Rex and Francis Weaverling entered their 1946 Willy' s Jeep, The City of Mankato entered a 2005 JCB 426 HT loader driven by Matt Badger. Mahlon McDill entered his 1924 Model T Coupe. Represent- ing National Farmers Union Insurance, Jason Ortman rode in the lack of a 2007 Ford as he smiled and waved at all the onlookers. Landcn McDill rode through the parade in a Model A Ford Doodlebug owned by, Mahlon McDill. A Rhino ATV made its way down the street carrying ':he owners of Bob's Inn and Hunt Brether's Pizza. Vycke Garman and Julie Pinson rode through the pa- rade in a 2002 Chevy pickup repre- senting Farm Bureau Financial Ser- vices. A 1975 Dodge medium duty wrecker representingDon' s Auto Body and Towing followed them. The Junior Clio Club entered a float promoting the Festival of Christmas Trees. Norman Greene entered his run- about buggy. Tammy and Austin Baird rode through the parade in a spring wagon. Nobi Mohammed drove the parade route in his BMW. Next came a Landau carriage representing the Murray Horse Company. It was fall- lowed by the new patrol truck repre- senting the Jewell County Sheriff's Departnmt. Curtis Walker drove a 2004 Frcightliner Columbia with a 2010 Til pte hopper trailer for Bour- bon Trucking, LLC. The final entry in the parade was a 2009 F450 truck pull- ing a Pioneer weigh wagon represent- ing Bohnert Welding. While the youngsters were involved with the Fall Fest games, their parents were invited to zittend the Jewell County Historical Society's annual Farmers' Market held in the former armory buidling. City Council okays health dept. use of community center Mankato City Council met Oct. 5. Present wereDon Koester. mayor, and Street was discussed. Administrator council members Mac McCammon. Loomis explained where the city was Jim Ross and Lyle Dauner and the city ' at in the process of getting something done about the condition of the prop- attorney. Council member Sam Becker erty. was absent. AngelaMurraysoughtthecouncil's Purchase of a grapple fork for the permission to utilize the community loader was discussed. Administrator center for a mass-dispensing site. The Loomis submitted more specifications designated ste is currently the Jewell as the council had directed at last meet- Community Center. She requested ing: No actign was taken at this time. change because it is a more centrally Raising court costs for muniopal court was discussed. Consensus was to located site in the county. An agree- ment was presented for the council's proceed with preparing an ordinance review. Following discussion, the increasing court costs to $75. council approved the agreement with Collecting Supplies LLC was dis- the Jewell County Health Department. cussed with no action taken. Janet Higer and Bobi Fogo reported on the baseball diamonds. The Sum- Beautiful mer Youth Program has received a grant from the Kansas City Royals for $3.000 for improvements to the dia- By Chelsea Dunn monds. Higer and Fogo requested the A beautiful Saturday morning city help with costs of the improve- greeted the city of Jewell. as automo- ments and future expenses associated biles lined the streets and people from with the program. Plans are to level all across the county came to take part and add lime to the fields to eliminate in the 68th Annual Jewell Corn Show. problemswithmudandstandingwater (The show was held last weekend) as experienced during this year's ball Several came early to participate in the season. Purchasing and hauling the fun run and bike race. Others just came lime will cost approximately $3,050 earlyforthehotcoffeeandfreshcinna- per field, mort rolls. Children played together at Mayor Koester said the request the park. While the adults visited and would be considered and any action enjoyed the fun atmosphere of the eel- will be done as finances or a source for ebration. financing can be determined. A request for the City of Mankato Local Weather to enter a piece of equipment in the Fall Mankato High and Low Temperatures Fest Parade was received. Council con- Oct. 10 ............................... 82 46 sensus was ifan employee volunteered Oct. 11 ............................... 71 46 to drive the equipment an entry was Oct. 12 ............................... 69 52 possible. Oct. 13 ................................ 74 40 A proposal to seal cracks in the Oct. 14 ............................... 71 38 airport runway at an'estimated cost of Oct. 15 ............................... 82 39 $2,500 was submitted by Administra- Oct. 16 ................................ 79 40 Wilbur Becker. weather observer tor Loomis. Consensus was to proceed for Mankato. and Charlotte Hanson. with the sealing, weather observer for Jewell. both re- Property at 115 N. Commercial :'port a trace moistare for the week. ,.,.,.. In October. Jewell County residents hosted two events which involved parades: The Jewell Corn Show. Oct. 16 and the Mankato Fest. Saturday. Above, Cienna DeLeon greets the bewell Corn Show crowd as she walks down the street dressed as a princess. Mankato Chamber of Commerce plans Halloween event Mankato Chamber of Commerce held their meeting last Wednesday noon at Bob' s Inn with 17 members present. Natalie Frost. president, called the meeting to order. So far this year there has been $1.200 in Mankato Chamber Bucks purchased. Several items carried over from the last meeting were discussed It was decided that the chamber will sponsor downtown trick ortreating on Friday Oct. 29. from 3:30 to 5:30. Each par- ticipating business will be given a sgn to put in their window to let the chil- dren know that they can trick or treat at that business. This event is not limited to the downtown businesses only. The highway businesses will also be in- cluded. The Chamber will purchase newspaper advertising t.o promote the event. Each business will be respon- sible for purchasing their own candy for the event. Also carried over from the last meet- ing was the Christmas Chamber Bucks Drawing. The businesses will be noti- fied to put a decorated box up the day after Thanksgiving. Tliey will be sup- plied with the registration slips. The entries will be picked up on Wednes- day, Dec. 15 The chamber sponsored a free hot dog teed fi'om 5:30 to 6:30 Friday in fi'ont ofth6 Ag Building at Rock Hills High School. This was m conjunction with the Rock Hills Homecoming fes- tivities Susan AbeI-Dichl gave a report on the Highway 36 Treasure Hunt. She said this ) ear the internet listings went over well. According to George Pfimmer. he had people from 14 states and tWO lorelgn countries visit his shop. The local motels and gasoline stations were contacted and reported that busi- ness was good that weekend. Susan suggested that next year promotion needed to start earlier. She also reported on the Commu- nity Center Christmas decorations pur- chased by the Jr. Clio Club. Funds fi)r the decorations came from the Christ- mas Trec Festival funds and donations from each member. Nadinc Smith. superintendent of the Rock Hills Schools. was the guest speaker. She gave a presentation on school finance. The next m.eeting will be held Nov. 10 at,the Buffalo Roam. Nadine Smith will return as the guest speaker weather greets annual Jevcell Corn Show Many folks were still talking about how enjoyable the previous evening's activities were at Lake Emerson. As part' of the Corn Show's events, a pot- luck supper, ribbon cutting and dance were held at the recently renovated lake located at the west edge of the commumty. For some it was there first time seeing the new facilities and attributes of the beautiful nature area, for others it was a chance to sit back and enjoy the hard work that went into the renova- tion. Darrell Bohnert built a trailer spe- cifically for the Corn Show which he used to give rides around the trail that encircles Lake Emerson. And the rides were popular throughout the evening as the riders savored the sights and sounds of the evening. Saturday started with the fun runs and bike races at 8 a.m. The 3-mile fun run winners were Wayne Feigal, first. and Kathy Wilson. second. Josie Wil- son won the 1 -mile fun run. Dan Daniels came m second, and Grant Arasmith placed third in the race'. Josie Wilson The long arm of the law tosses out some candy! Jewell County Sheriff Jonas McEntire and Undersheriff Cameron Grabast toss out candy to all the children gathered along the edges of the street for the Mankato Fall Fest parade. also won the 3-mile bike race. fol- lowed by Grant Arasmith in second place, and Davis Schleifer in third place. Michael Saint took the top spot in the I-mile bike race. By 10:30 a.m. people lined the pa- rade route to see the 56 entries pass by. The event started with the children's division. Several children marched down the street in costume or rode along on bikes, scooters or battery pow- ered toys. Dakota Smith. who cel- ebrated his 13th birthday that day, rode in a miniature Case IH racecar. Cienna DeLeon looked like royalty, as she displayed her pretty pink princess out- fit. Carlton Wright donned a fun Garfield costume as he marched along with his family. Several other children rode through on bikes including Emma Howland. Wesley Adolph, Caleb and Jacob Burks. Dakota Jensen. Cole Jones. Morgan Shelton. and Ayden and Ashlyn Loomis. Abby Schleifer. rode on a 4-wheeler. while Tyler and Lane Jones took a ride on a miniature Gator cart. Emily Feldman walked through, with Mia the pony. The color guard presented the flags and lead all the entries for the parade line up. The Rock Hills junior and high school band played the national an- them. The parade grand marshals. Don and Candace Durant were next in line to go down the parade route. Spectators were delighted by sev- eral fun and creative floats including an entry by the area Boy Scouts which featured a camping scene complete with boys sitting around a campfire in front of a tent while others rode in a canoe. The J-Janes float encompassed the Corn Show's theme of "Life's Shining Moments." Their float featured four women depicting four shining moments in life including graduating from high school, getting married, becoming a mother, and becoming a grandmother. There were dozens of entries fea- turing antique" and new automobiles. farm machinery, emergency vehicles. horses and motorcycles. The children watching the parade were busy pick- ing up the candy being thrown by many of the parade entrants, The Isis Shriners clowns walked through the parade pass- ing out beaded necklaces to the chil- dren as well: As the day progressed, activities were available for people of all ages. The Rock Hills High School FFA or- ganization held a work auction at the city park At the auction, area busi- nesses and individuals could bid to have the students come and work for them for a day, Other activities at the park included the local favorite game which featured a cow deciding where the "chips" landed. There were buggy rides, hoop shoot, bounce house, ple throwing contest, and delicious food choices. At 3:30 p.m. the road rally began. Winners ol: the rally were the Maria Koops Car, the Donna Farvell car, and the Gaye Daniels. Deb Bohnert and Deb Griffeth car. Saturday evening, a talent show was held at tie school auditorium. Prizes were aw,rded to the winners of three different age groups. In the under 12 age division, Alexis Arasmith was de- clared the winner. Corbin Broeckelman took hon,e the top prize in the 12 to I 8 age group, and Julie Wendell won the competltio I)1" the 18 and over age division. On Sunday, a soup dinner was held as the final event of the 4-day long Corn Show festivities. The dinner was held at the cqmmunity center from 1 ] a.m. to I p.m. and featured vegetable soup, chili, and broccoli and cheese soup along with a selection of various types of pie. More than 200 people came out to take part in the free-will donation dinner, making the event a huge success. AJ Brown sing for the crowd gathered at the Mankato Fall Fest. The Moonlight Workshop (Becky Fernandez picture in background) sponsc red a karaoke event before the Fall Fest parade started on Saturday.