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Offices located at 111 E. Main, Mankato, Kansas 66956 A feature of The Superior Express Thursday, Nove mber 2, 2017 Price 50 Family Fun Night was held Satur- Wii games, washers, fishing, plinko departing for home. day in Mankato with more than 300 and pop a shot. The evening's climax was drawing people in attendance, most attending The event generates funds which the winning tickets for grand prizes m costume, will be provided to local 4-H youths to that included Gary Shipley winning a The supper included choices of attend various camps, stateevents, and $200 gift certificate from Duis Meats, chicken noodle, broccoli cheese and also awarded as academic scholarships. Concordia; Steve Spiegel the chili soups, Sloppy joes or pulled pork Each year this event generates thou- quadcopter drone; Arlen Mickelsen, sandwiches, plus a selection of home- sands of dollars and provides many the $100 gift card; Dennis Manning, made pies and desserts were served to local youths financial assistance. Con- the Polaroid tablet; and Kathleen the guests, who began arriving at 4:30 tact the extension office to learn more Jeffery, the Echo Plus smart speaker. p.m. about how to become involved.Numerous door prizes were also do= The game stations tested the toss- Local merchants, 4-H families and nated by local merchants, 4-H fami- ing, throwing and fishing abilities of alumni plus many other individuals lies, friends, and given away through- participants who selected prizes from contributed food and prizes and were out the evening. a selection of items. The cake walk, on hand to help set up Friday after- Sponsoring the evening were the picture booth and face painting were noon, serve the supper, operate the Jewell County 4-H Alumni, Jewell extremely popular for all ages, as well gamesandhelpcleanupaftertheprizes County 4-H Council, and all Jewell as cardboard game, pumpkin painting, were given away and attendees were County 4-H families. ./::: . : iii i!:!i iii!i!iii:i !i:i ii!i:i ii:i The Farm Service Agency (FSA) White Mound, Burr Oak, Esbon,tural community and USDA. Farmers County Committee (COC) election Odessa, Ionia, Erving and Athens. and.ranchers elected to county com- begins Monday, with the mailing of Patricia Windmuiler is currently serv- mittees help delix/er FSA programs at ballots to eligible voters. Eligible vot- ing as the representative on the Com- the local level, applying their knowl- ers who do not receive ballots in the mittee for LAA No. 1. edge and judgment to make decisions coming week can obtain ballots from To be an eligible voter, farmers and on commodity price support programs, the local USDA Service Center. The ranchers must participate or cooperate conservation, incentive indemnity and deadline to return completed ballots to in an FSA program. A person who is disaster programs for some commodi- the local FSA office in person is Dec. not of legal voting age, but supervises ties, emergency programs and eligibil- 5, as well as ballots returned by mail and conducts the fanning operations ity. must be postmarked by Dec. 4. Ballots of an entire farm may also be eligible to FSA committees operate within of- will be counted during the Dec. 7 COC vote. Agricultural producers in each ficial regulations designed to carry out meeting at 10 a.m. county submitted candidate nomina- federal laws. For the 2017 COC election, the tions during the nomination period Persons with questions regarding Local Administrative Area (LAA) up which ended Aug. 1. committee elections or other FSA ad- for electionisLAANo; 1. LAANo. ! COC members are an important ministered activities or programs consists of the following townships in component of the operations of FSA should contact the Jewell County FSA Jewell County: Highland, walnut, and provide a link between the agricul- office at785-378-3731. is mem Terry Moyer, Salina, is a member the patrol will sponsor a rodeo with stock and horse trailers, all provided of the SalineCounty SherifFs Mounted local riders participating in events that by the organization. Last year, they Patrol and was involved with imple- include mutton busting, to raise funds purchasedsonarfortheirboat, enabling menting the Eddie Eagle Gun Safe to purchase equipment, them to locate objects more easily than program in Salina and the surrounding The mounted patrol was organized with the GPS they had been using. area. in 1966 and now has 20 members, all Theyalsohavethecapabilityforheavy The program began this spring in deputies in the Saline County Sheriff's animal recovery, a large animal stuck Salina by volunteers who are Saline Department. Requirements to become in a creek, for example. County sheriff's deputies. The pur- amountedpatroldeputyincludeaback- Brand new this year in Saline pose of the program is teaching hunter ground check and a six month course. County is the Community Emergency safety to students in kindergarten After that, they are voted on by mem- Response Team, in conjunction with through fourth grade, bets of the patrol to see if they ,to ,ile local emergency manager. Team "Our purpose is to promote a gun accepted, members have GPS training to plug in accident prevention program fc~ w taen the mounted patrol was first their locations. Hopefully, in the fu- youngerchildrer ,~,,';,l~ceallytaking developed, it was used as an ambu- ture, they will have satellite phones. off." ~ ",,.jcr said. "The program is a 30 lance service and had divers. We still Currently they use hand held phones minute presentation that includes a have divers and have gone all over the andrely on GPS, Moyer said. video in which Eddie and his friends state when needed. We have five cer- "This is a tornado catastrophe re- remind children, if they see a gun, they tified divers in Salina and all are sponse group," he said. "Just surveii- need to stop, don't touch, run away and certificatied for cold water," Moyer lance, no enforcement. My daughter, tell a grown-up." said. "Our members are as young as Stephanie, is a member of the team. In Salina, the program is offered in 27 or 28, and some have reached re- They operate under the direction of the the mounted patrol's building. Youths tirement age, late 60s probably. We mounted patrol." who attend the course receive a gun all have fantastic personalities. It is a The patrol meets the second Mon- lock, a flyer, games, puzzles, a patch great group to work with and be day of each month at their facility in and a certificate, around." Salina. They can and do work outside Moyer has been a hunter safety The patrol purchases their own uni- the county, if directed to by the sheriff. instructorinSalineCountyfor 16years forms, weapons and belts; and mem- "Most members of the mounted and a member of the mounted patrol bers are required to qualify with fire- patrol have other full time jobs. Two for 14 years. From 1985 to 1991, he arms twice a year. have prior law enforcement experi- was with the Ellsworth Police Depart- "We are dispatched by the sheriff ence, five or six are military, one is ment, where he served as chief for a and our response time is quick. When retired and one is an aviation instruc- time before moving to Salina.divers go, as many other officers go tor," he said. "We have a well rounded In August, the patrol was involved who are able," he said. "Divers' masks group with a lot of outside knowledge with a youth festival in Salina, during have walkie talkies so they are always to bring to the Patrol." whichTerry dressed as Eddie theEagle, in contact." Terry and wife, Lois, live in Salina. In February, the patrol will attend the The patrol also does searches using They.have fourchildren, Scott, Steven, Polar Plunge Children's Miracle Net- horses, which are owned by the indi- Seth and Stephanie, all graduates of work held at the Webster Conference vidual officers. They also use four- Salina High School. Terry is a 1982 Center in Salina (divers are in the ice wheelers, boats and jet skis. They have graduate of Jewell High School and water in case of emergency). In April body recovery equipment, pens forlive- the son of Wendell Moyer. A 1924 Model T owned by Bud Hefner and driven by Cliff Silsby delivered the last load of 2017 wheat crop to Midway Co-op in Mankato earlier this year. The wheat was threshed during the Jewell county Threshing Bee the same day. The truck was purchased by Hefner at an auction in Republic County about 30 years ago, but for a long time he didn't do anything with it. Eventually, he tore it down, sandblasted the frame and had the wooden cab, which was originally manufactured in Lincoln, Neb., rebuilt by a craftsman in Concordia. The windows were replaced and the engine and transmission were rebuilt. The truck had been in a Concordia museum but is now stored in one of the buildings of the Jewell County Historical Society. Election officer reports county using new voting system Jewell County is now using newcombines paper-based voting with to guess how many printed ballots they equipment is user friendly, but also voting equipment, according to Carla touch-screen technology and can be will need, and the new system will provides thesecurityrequiredforvoter Waugh, county clerk and election com- used both for early voting and on elec- serve every eligible voter, including protection," Waugh said. "It should missioner, tion day in voting centers and pre- those with special needs, streamline the reporting process tre- The new system, ExpressVote, cincts.Electionofficialsnolongerhave "We are excited because this new mendously." !ii/ i !!i!iiiii! i ii!i i: ii! i!i i:iiiiiiiiiiii iii!i ii i iiiii!iiiiiii! !i ilii iii iLii i This historic photo of the Merrell family wastaken on the homestead in the Henry Merrell, Minnie Merrell, Laura Merrell and Leta Merrell. Leta Frost, Athens Community in 1880. In the photograph, from left, are Levi Merrell, Esbon, recognized her great-grandfather in an historic Athens News column. woman recogmzes ~i~i~i~i~ili:i~i~i~i~i~i~i,i~i~~, ~,~ ii~, ................... ~i!!i~i:i,iii~:,:,i ,i/i Terry Moyer shows off some of the specialty equipment owned and utilized by the Saline County Sheriff's Department Mounted Patrol in Salina. The jet ski he is standing next to is used for rescues in flood situations. In a story printed previously in theAfter stacking up the downfalls of for their destination, Limestone Val- Jan. 18, 1840, and died Jan. 5, 1922. Jewell County Record, published as the Jewell County area, Merril and D ley. She is buried at Athens Cemetery. part of the Athens News column in inquired about land in the Waterville Quoted from D's writings: "As we Laura marriedThomasShipley in 1865 August 1907, the writer identified him- area and were informed there was land came on the rise where the old Athens at Monroe, Wis. They soon moved to self only with the letter D. As Leta to be had. D finally said, "If Indians Schoolhouse used to stand, thesunwas Davis County, Mo., where three sons Frost, Esbon, read the story, she real- were the only fear they had we could passed setting as we looked, over the were born, one dying in infancy. Her ized right away the writer was telling a go right along as Indians were our best valley. It presented a beautiful sight, husband, Thomas Shipley, died in story about one of her relatives, her friends. We had lived among them." The streams meandering through the 1870. For eight years she with her little great-grandfather, Levi Merrell (the The following morning, Merril and valley as the sun glinted on them, made children lived alone on the farm. Then correct spelling of his last name). D hired a man named Morning Star fora beautiful panorama. I remarked to she married Levi C. Merrell. The story surrounded the events of who took them to Concordia. They Merril that it was the most beautiful Laura and Levi moved to Jewell two men, Levi "Merril" and D, who were now 100 miles from Atchison place I had seen in Kansas and that I County and settled on a homestead in started out in Atchison and headed for and 100 miles from Jewell City. Hear- would try to get a homestead there." 1879. Their two daughters, Minnie Ol- Jewell County looking for land to ing the town was named Jewell City, The settlement at the time consisted ive and Leta Florence, were born in homestead. Their travels at first were Merril and D knew they would find a of six people and D believed there Athens Township. The family, Laura's by rail which took them as far as hotel or a place to stop, so they headed were some others scattered around in two sons from her marriage to Shipley, Waterville, which was the end of the out on foot. On arrival in Jewell City the woods. By the next spring other and Levi and Laura's two daughters, line for the railroad. In Waterville, there was little at that time of the city, settlers began to come in to the area. homesteaded in the Limestone Valley. telling how the two men were headed no hotel, no restaurant, one little farm Levi Chubic Merrell was born Oct. After Levi died, Laura remained on the for Jewell County, a native of house, a sod fort, the big livery barn 23, 1837,anddiedJune30, 1893.Heis farm until 1910, when she with her Waterville said, "Why, man, you will and a little log blacksmith shop. buried in Athens Cemetery south of daughter, Minnie, moved to Ionia, where lose your scalp before you have been Merril and D shared with the black- Ionia. Levi fought in the Civil War for she lived until her death. The Merrell there 24 hours. The county ts full of smith, Judge Jackson, they had heard the North from 1861 to 1865, Co. F. homestead was located two miles east Indians and no white man couldJive there was a settlement on the Lime- 5th Regt., Pa. Vol. Reserve Corps. of Wendell Moyer's residence on the there." stone and left Jewell City striking out Laura Ann Bush Shipley was born north side, F Rd. and 100 Rd.