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i' located at 111 E. Main, Mankato, Kansas E. Third Street, Superior, Nebraska 68978 66956 A-feature of The Superior )ress Thursday, November 27, 2003 Price 50 Entered into the mail at Webber, Kansas end Superior, Nebraska i The Board of Education of Jewell ,istrict No.278 tans to sell a bond issue to the roof improvements ap- by voters at a special election 4. The sale of the bonds is for Monday, Dec. 8. The accept bids until 4 p.m., on board consideration that ng at 7:30. State law requires the : issue be sold to one bidder or a dders. Usually then the is type will offer to other investors. ing to Steve Shogren, the advisor; of George aura & Company, Wichita, state requires the bonds to be sold at titive sealed bids on a specified ally are bro- or broker-dealer banks. irms traditionally re-market the to commercial banks, insur- bond funds or indi- Currently interest rates bond issues are still attrac- bonds will range in ma- spea to know more about some of issues plaguing Jewell and the rest of the State? The Prevention Center of North will be holding a drug seminar open to the public 1 at 7:30 p.m. at White Rock Burr Oak. to speed on how drugs are ell County and Kansas. ftheirmaturity, aca- :hievement and leadership several students at Jewell School have been nomi- attend the Junior National Jnference (Jr. NLRC) in Washington, D.C. Barrett, daughter of Brad Barrett, Kirsten Herrnreck, of Kim Goff and Keith Alya Houghton, daughter and Bonnie Houghton, and daughter of Mark by SCholarship Lies told of Kansas Veter- 'Jgn Wars offers scholar- or grandchildren of a nlernber or an Auxiliary mem- are eligible to apply eligible for mem- m either the VFW or its Aux- must be high school or older. They may also be back to school in the amount of $500 Applications are 'Kansas VFW m the Jewell County area Janis McDill, Mankato. are also available from high or from Department VFW Headquarters, P.O. Topeka, KS 66601-1008. @ turity from one year to 10 years. Bonds are marketed in denominations of $5,000 or multiples thereof The bonds are attractive to Kansas investors as the interest they pay is exempt from both federal and State of Kansas in- come taxes. Shogren indicated that usually the longer the maturity of the bond within an issue, the higher the yield on the investment. Shogren said recently short term bonds have been yielding approximately 1.25 percent tax-free and that 10-year bonds have been yielding approximately four per- . ..... :. ': cent tax-free. " ~:: ~ :~ ...... Individuals who may be interested in the bonds for investment can contact the district offices in Mankato and in- dicate their interest. A representative of the Baum Company will contact them with the name and phone number of the successful bidder. Although the sale of bonds is sched- uled for Dec. 8, the actual closing of ~.(~ the issue, when investors would pay for their purchases, is planned for Dec. 30. S Information will be given on how Jewell County statistics stack up to the rest of the state and how to prevent these statistics from rising. Clarifica- tion ?~bout wfiat methamphetamines are and how they are affecting Jewell County will be presented. Attend the seminar and help play a part in Kansas's fight against drug use. their social studies teacher, Katie Whelchel. The Jr. NYLC is dedicated to hon- oring our nation's most promising 6th and 7th grade students in preparing them for the opportunities that lie ahead. Road condition info available in web site Kansas Department of Transporta- tion provides road condition informa- tion on the internet at www. This address will take viewers to a map located on the KDOT main web site under road conditions. A new map with enhanced search- ing capabilities is now available pro- viding weather-related information. Construction-related information may also be accessed. The media is advised to update existing road condition link to, which will ensure current information is being received. Weather conditions change rapidly in Kansas and because of this, KDOT can't guarantee the accuracy of the information. Travelers are advised to refer to other sources of information such as local weather reports and al- ways use their own best judgment be- fore deciding to travel. Travelers without access to the in- ternet are reminded about the KDOT toll-free Road Condition Hot Line at 1 - 800-585-ROAD (7623). The Kansas Highway Patrol updates weather con- ditions as needed for the Hot Line. KDOT updates road construction and detour information on a weekly basis. \ Jack and Susan Bradrick, Mankato, seem art. The Bradricks live on East North Street. Woerner Custom Harvesting has been in business for 40 years and it now involves three generations of the Woerner family. For Mitchie and Cheryl Woerner, custom harvesting has been a part of their lives since they married 44 years ago. Mitchie and Cheryl were both raised on the farm and in 1959, the year they were married, Mitchie went as a hired man with Marion Belden on a custom harvest run. Later Mitchie, with his own com- bine, went with othercustom harveters, including his brother, Larry Woerner, Robert Wilson and Gerald Boyles. Mitchie remembers the early years, hauling the older smaller combines on the truck box. Now he hauls his 9600 John Deere Combine on an adjusted semi trailer box. Cheryl started out trucking on the harvest run and did laundry, cooked meals and ran errands. Massey com- bines were used at first and Mitchie 3emer family, represented here by (from left) Amold, his son, Mitch and daughter-in-law, Cheryl, n the custom harvesting business almost 40 years. Four generations have been involved in the operation. to be promoting the beef industry with their humorous and timely yard and Cheryl still believe they were the favorite make of combines for them, but as the parts became harder to come by, they switched to John Deere com- bine. Mitchie made a homemade 30 foot header in 1977. Larger trucks are now required be- cause combines are larger. In more recent years semi tractors were put- Wesley, have also grown up helping in the family business. Wesley presently oper',4es a combine and does some of the trucking. Michelle's twin daugh- ters, Shiann and Shawnee Schoenrock, spend many hours in the harvest fields. "They think that grandad can't op- erate his combine without them riding along," Cheryl said. chased and adjustments made. For two years Mitchie and Cheryl The Woerners harvesting begins in had two combines in the operation and Enid, Okla., areain the spring and ends a nephew, Brad Cockroft, went to har- back in Jewell County for mile har- vest with them. vest. They have harvested wheat, mile, For many years the family began corn, soybeans, edible beans, millet, harvesting in Texas and followed the sunflowers, sugar beets, alfalfa and run to Montana. The harvest run also grass seed. includes a fall stay in Alliance, Neb., The Woemers remember when the wherethey have harvestedbeans,beets, charge for wheat cutting was $3.50 an corn and millet. During winter months acre with five cents charge for truck, at home, the Woerners spend their time ing. Now it is $13 an acre with 13cents custom trucking and working on the a bushel for trucking, harvesting equipment. Their children grew up "in the hat- The Woerners have enjoyed their vest fields." Son Arnold learned to run years of custom harvesting and so far a combine when he was 7. Theirdaugh- there have been a few thoughts shared ter, Michelle, was a baby when the of retiring, but not in the immediate Woerners decided to have their own future. "We have made a lot of friends custom harvesting business in 1970, along the way. We ve harvested for Arnold and his wife, Doris, joined the same,people in Anthony, Kan., for the family operation in 1978. Arnold 21 years,' Cheryl said. presently has four John Deere Corn- Until five years ago Mitchie and bines. Doris does laundry, cooks, op- Cheryl farmed their land near Olive crates a combine and does some of the Hill Church, but they decided to rent it trucking. Michelle has a semi truck to family members. and trucks for them when they get Michelle and her daughters con- closer to home. Arnold and Doris' sons, Buck and Mankato Weather Bill Wood, observer Tuesday, Nov. 18 56 43 Wednesday, Nov. 19 69 35 Thursday, Nov. 20 65 39 Friday, Nov. 21 39 30 Saturday, Nov. 22 32 29 Sunday, Nov. 23 26 15 Moisture for week .64; .40 snow Mankato Chmnber hosts Junior Miss Jeweil County Junior Miss Shawna Robbins is guest speaker for the Man- kato Chamber of Commerce meeting Monday at noon, at the Buffalo Roam Steakhouse, Mankato. The executive board will he meet- ing before the regular meeting. Plaques will be given to two businesses, Cen- tral National Bank and Paul Wilson, C.P.A. tinue to live on the family farm. Mitchie andCheryl moved toMankato. Arnold and Doris Woerner live near Burr Oak. Now the Woerner family "has ex- tended into the third generation as Mitchie and Cheryl's great-grandson Ethan, five years old, enjoys riding the combines and trucks. The newest fam- ily member is great-grandson, Win- ston, seven weeks old. Another grand- child is soon to arrive. Dickens event set at Mankato library "A Dickens Christmas" event is being presented at Mankato Library Dee. 15 at 7 p.m. Bethany Roe is in charge of the presentation. Refresh- merits will he served. The library board met recently. Another computer is being added to the library with funds from Kan-Ed State Subsidy. The board adopted a printed format of computer use and internet guide- lines for the library computers. Producers in Butler, Jewell, Kingman, Lyon, Montgomery, Morton and Norton counties received invalid ballots for the upcoming FSA county committee election. The ballots are invalid because in- correct candidates names were printed by the vendor. This announcement was made by Bill R. Fuller, State Executive Direc- tor of the Kansas Farm Service Agency (FSA). "Local FSA county office staff was not responsible for this error," Fuller said. "A vendor was hired this year by our national office to print and mail all the ballots for every state. FSA staff was not allowed to review a sample ballot before they were mailed. We apo!ogize.for this error and any incon- vemence Jt may cause during this ira- portant election process." Corrected ballots are being mailed Nov. 21 to affected producers in thel seven Kansas counties., These ballots will be clearly marked as "Corrected Ballots." Producers in these affected coun- ties should not use the original ballot to cast their vote. Votes that were sub., mitted on the original ballot will not he counted. Producers must use the "Cor- rected Ballot" to cast their vote in this election. Producers in the seven affected counties should contact the local FSA county office if they do not receive a corrected ballot in the mail. All ballots must he submitted to the local FSA county office by Dec. 1 for the vote to be counted. All eligible producers are encouraged to vote. Issues relating to end of life con- cerns and organ and tissue donations were the focus of a presentation by guest speakers, Laura Schons and Linda Leach, Midwest Transplant Network, when Jewell Council Resource Coun- cil met recently. The speakers provided information and brochures focusing on medical and personal decisions regarding trans- plants. Thadd Hinkle presided at the busi- ness meeting. Atten:':;~g were Shirley Varn.ey, Lesa Peroutek, Thadd Hinkle, Brenda Haaga, Lila Smith, Stan and Ann Colson, Deanna Sweat, Lori Carter, Steph Barrett and Amanda Anderson. Carter reported 36 county organi- zations are county web calendar sub- scribers. A proposed printed version of the county web calendar was dis- cussed. It was proposed that a compli- mentary calendar be given to each sub- scribing organization and that addi- tional copies could be purchased. These pocket-size planners will be an August through July format. Carter will bring an updated version to the December meeting. Anderson reported she will host a ,% family play night Dec. 16 for families~ participating in Parents as Teachers. Haagareported a What s the Cost~ -Methamphetamine" informationt- meeting is Monday at White Rock Higtl School in Burr Oak at 7 p.m. :; The soup social was evaluated as ~I~ success. Forty door prizes were given~ away to many of the 130 dinner gues~i and approximately $675 were gener$: ated to assist many of the Resource, Council projects. It was approved tO host a similar event in March 28 it;, Burr Oak. The next meeting is Dec. 9. AtI~ interested persons are invited to at:" tend. Local Girls Scout have food drive Girl Scout Troop No. 521 is spon- soring a food drive for the Jewell County Food Pantry. A~tyone with food items to donate may bring them to the Mankato El- ementary Winter Concert Thursday, Dec. 4 at 7 p.m. Items may be left at the elemetary office during school hours, Dec. 1 through 5. ge to The American Legion Auxiliary Junior Members of Emery Clemens Unit 263, Burr Oak, is collecting items for a care package for Whitney Boyles, who is stationed near Baghdad, Iraq, with the United States Army. Boyles is the son of Bryan and Jan Boyles, Burr Oak. The junior members asked commu- nity members to bring needed items to the bank and the first package was mailed. The second package to Boyles will he sent this week. Money for postage was donated by the local aux- iliary, Warren and Barbara White and Emily Diehl. Unit 263 Auxiliary will meet Mon- day at 7 p.m. at the senior center in Burr Oak. Junior auxiliary members are in charge of the program and there will he a $2 gift exchange. Hostesses are Lode Waugh, Therese Frost and Tracie Diehl. ~:. .~ i ! i Members of Burr Oak American Legion Junior are ready tO mail a package to Whit Boyles who is sewing with the United States Army in Ir~q, Members are (from left) Lainee Eakins, Meg m Me n yles and Eden and Ivy Diehl. Wanda Frasier (in background, left), tn ter, waits to accept the package.