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I County Office located at 109 E. Main, Mankato, Kansas 66935 L.tered into the mail at Webber, Kansas and Superior, Nebraska !LaUephones 913-378-3705 - 402-879-3291- 800-359-2120 A feature of The Superior Express Thursday, December 1 O, 1992 Price 35 bMbscription rate in Kansas $12.71 per year, $12.00 in Nebraska, Other states $18.00 Send Kansas Subscription Orders to P. O. Box 258, Webber, Kansas 66970 . County appraisal 00mplles with state order Waugh, Jewen County received notification County was not in with the statutory of the ratio study r state statute for appraisal Sept. 15 of each director of property sends a list to the ..or of those not in ce. Jewell County was P.nine counties listed. to fight for onbelieving she was A county not in compliance for wo years can be ordered by the state to do a county-wide re- appralsaland Waugh did not want this expense. Sept. 28 the Jewell County Commissioners signed the letter for application for Waugh to petition for reconsideration. Both the county's median or average ratio and COD, coefficient of de- viation, was not within the guidelines. To sum this up COD is a percentage of missing the property evaluation criteria. Waugh told the state director that the small sample size is throughout the county, not all from one neighborhood. Waugh says, "We have no es- tablished market in Jewell County. One property may sell for $20,00 and the next for $5,000, depending on if the buyer is from out of state and thinks he is get- ring a good bargain or if it's a local resident with knowledgable judgment." \\; \\; .John D art e s In plane crash ,. John Dart, a well-known gram at Ooodland. Later he was and had given $50,000 toward Belleviile businessman and phi- to instruct army, navy and cam- the construction of a medical lanthropist, was killed and his son-in-law, Will Lala, critically injured when Dart's four-passen- ger airplane crashed while at- tempting to land at the Kansas City International Airport Mon- day morning. Air traffic was diverted and the Kansas City airport was closed for approximately 30 minutes mercial pilots at Manhattan and Chanute. Before moving to Belleville he was based at Lima, Peru, as a pilot for Pan Agra. After the birth of his daughter, he returned to Belleville in 1947 and became associated with his father-in-law in the operation of a mortuary business. In recent years he had been clinic in that community. Lala and his wife, Susan, op- erate a resort in Belize. It was thought Dart was taking Lala to Kansas where he was to board a commercial plane for a return flight to Belize. Dart's daughter, Susan Lain, was expected to arrive in Kansas City Monday night from Belize. L Starting in 1993 any county Ompliance will not receive ment funds. For the of July, August and mber Jewell County ed reimbursement of sale price on individual apPon raisals. e major problem was a Jewell County home that sold for $30,000 and had been appraised for $16,500. This sale had to be Friday evening Waugh re- : ertyceivedv aluationDepartment a phone call from the(PvD)Prop- ; : and Jewell County is now in com- pliancepursuant to KSA 79-1445, ...... as a result of a Nov. 12 hearing. ..... while rescuers searched for the airplane. The plane,which appar- ently went down at 6:10 ann., was discovered down in the TWA overhaul area. The area is located active in the development of the Belleville medical community The Lala's daughter, Lisa, is a student at Kansas University. on airport property but is not 41.68. used as a valid sale according to Formal notice was received by !/ii :/ considered part of the airport. 00urb-side pickup  Freeman, Mankato, met _the Esbon City Council at al meeting W k'mg. Freeman was the commissioners Monday. Jewen d' 4-,,, continues Repor00 indicate Dart had at- 00ount.y 00sbon tempted to land but missed the health insurance 1......1 approach and was preparing for][t:ut considers Hometown Crafts hissecondapproachwhenairport opens at Esbon officials lost radio and radar con- At a meeting Monday, the Americans with Disabilities Act tact with the Cessna Cardinal 2 Jewell County Commissioners (ADA) and studies on accessi- It was decided to table a deci- sion about lawyers until all council members were present. A request for a water bill drop box was discussed and it was de- Wednesday present to his trash pick-up service _ L.'g voluntary curb-side re- g pick-up and furnishing !' containers. Freeman told . Ik'mcil he has been in business i  the middle of 1992 and V!ces about one-half of ;ato, with hopes of is g. He would sign either a to" 'year or five-year contract. ,, ssion followed the  ntation and Mayor l it uller will check on the  of pick-ups in Esbon to [00Wmel Wine a con- l(J P cided customers who don't want to mail their bill can either drop it by Bob's Shop or Windmuller's house. A decision was made to pay Jay Jensen and Roy Damon for the six months they served on the council. A check for $50 will also be sent to Don Hamilton for coming to explain the budget. Windmuller reported a letter was sent to Green Thumb requesting the City of Esbon become ahost agent. No response Esbon's Hometown Crafts has opened for its third holiday season. Seven ladies have their craft items displayed in the mez- zanine at Esbon Grocery. Tummy Finnel is the chair- man of the project. Glenna Fogo, 20-year craft veteran and one of the consigners, states, "We have a good variety of crafts this year." Pillows, decoraled sweat shirts .... and T-shins" Christmas decora- ....... tions, fire starters, wood crafts, jewelry, tote bags and aprons are just some of the crafts on hand. Other consigners are Alice : ! Belden, Kim Davis, Julie Mohlman, Joan Broeckelman and Pare Johanek. Refreshments will be served ..... and a drawing will be Dec. 12. The Craft Shop will be open six days a week from 1 to 5 p.m., until Dec. 26. airplane. Observers said the weather was incredibly foggy when the plane went down. Prior to the crash Dart had apparently told the con- trol tower he was having trouble with the plane's gyroscope. The crash is being investigated by the Fede/al Aviation Adminis- tration and the National Trans- portation Safety Board. Observers said the plane's fu- selage and tail section were pretty much intact. Following the crash, Lala was hospitalized in critical condition at Liberty, Me. Dart had trained dozens of area pilots. He had long been associ- ated with the Bachelor-Faulkner- Dart funeral homes in Soandia and Belleville. In recent years he had concentrated on the opera- tion of Dart Demand Air Service. agreed not to change any cover- age on health insurance. The den- tal deductible will be $24.50 for a family policy. Commissioner- elect Healey Alcom was present to observe. Weed Director McNichols brought the current regulations for the Weed Department and asked about the four wheeler. The commissioners stated for her to check again in 1993. Ambulance Director Dan Switzer told the commissioners he had upgraded his computer system. Wes Moore left the meeting at 9:45 to attend a KWORCC meeting in Wichita. Sandy Westgate, clerk's office, covered the rest of the meeting. Steve Gieber, director ofbnsi- ness development for Occupa- tional Cfnter of Central Kansas, Inc. metwith the commissioners at 1 I. He discussed the economic bilities. He asked the commis- sioners what assistance they would like from OCCK. Concerns of accessibility to other county buildings, such as the road and bridge, noxious weed and ambulance buildings, were discussed. Darrell Miller, county attor- ney, attended the meeting and answered several questions of concern to the commissioners. The remainder of the afternoon was wking on 1993 pay scales for county employees. The payroll for Nov. 12 and bills paid through Dec. 7 were approved and paid as follows: public health, $4,142.66; general #0, 016.93; road and bridgc 50,392.27; noxious weed, 42,320.69; election, 3,779.15; ambulance, 5,455.28; Hardy Ru- ral Fire, 516.31; appraiser, 3,490.01; clearing account, 0 and Irma Fogo were has beenrecelved. Hefh'stbeganflyingin1940while impact of OCCK on Jewell i|attodiscusstheFamilyFun Delinquent water bills were ....... - ....  ....... a student at what is now Kansas County.Hepointedontthstthr .Mrs.Fogowillcheckwith disoussed and collection letters Mankato Luthe00M /: :: State University. Following of the OCCK staff in Mitchell y in Belleville con- will be sent. " ' World War II, he was a civilian County live in Jewell County. "g video games and see how Wayne Broeckelman pre- eelebrate 120 years instructor in the pre-glider pro- Gieber also talked about the Volunteers she could getto sented a bill for labor at Scott 'Sor the fun center. Marihughs and for two heaters For the last 120 years, many luller had checked with for the pump houses, which will havebeenblessedby Godthrough  rance companies. One be paid. He also reported the old work and sacrament at the 'll0t ' pump00ou.=o00o00000000o= Coca-Cola ',ollectlon's it ., leenter and the other would and funtes are going inside. He This Sunday, after a festive :#ll'are..$200ayear.Councllrnem- may have to buy a new heater. He worship, anniversary _,c_ will h te [, reported that the has a new meter, for the pump beservedatPastorLarsensbome. housebutdoesnthaveahillforit All are welcome to join in giving m.e/llwasaround$200amont h for Northt 'arm enager , ^ |/'=COld mouths, yet. thanks for these many yearst $.[:ounty Health Department 00[00pands services, adds staff V,# 1 y Gloria Garman 4,  Jewell County Health is pmicipa00g in th [,1 llrmn of the Kansas State 'b00f s00nior c=e Act. k" [was implemented into ,'# ell County Health de- lf  this month. The Senior  act makes it possible for iadelts tO recewe in-home att, -when they do not quai- program ! over the age of 60 l NLible for these services 't! limits to be eligible from SRS. are charged from 2O file cmt of the cost of the v,00y. onun- i 'o be aware of these neW services we offer." The health department has, and i$ still offering, many other services to the county. Some of these include: immunizations for all ages, TB skin testing, vision and hearing screening, testing of blood i..ssure, blood sugar, and urinalysis. Maternal and infant provided along IC and well baby checks. Infant and toddler car seam can be rented from the department. Water and septic tank inspec- tiom can be done. Services are m.vided to the school districts the county and the _deI.'. ent is the lieensure for Child Care Homes injhe county. Vamey said, "during my 18 years with this depanme_nt I've se a lot of changes. When I first started working hem there were only two employees, now there are nine full and pen-time employees." Others are Alma 7_,adina, Susan Newell, RM., Linda Wo- emer, RAI., Faye Boiler, Cindy Buser C.N.A. and R.S.A., Janet Johnson, R.D., Kabra Under- wood, S.W., and Pat Hirsch. Ballet and Buser are new to the department. Boiler is the as- sistant secretary, through the Green Thumb Program. She started her duties in November. Buser is a home health care aid and has been with the depart- ment for two weeks. Linda Woerner, a part-time home health care nurse, will begin full-time dudes this month. Varney adds, "A lot of people don't realize what all. we do here. The more they learn about us (the department), the men they'll use our services. Health Dent has several now employees I ause the newly' implemented ' Care .e ad. d .I. services to the Je yell Coun department. From Jacobs Vamey, unoa woernor, usan Nowell and C,ndy Buser. Seated Zadina. Esbon'a Mayor, Bob Windmuller, stands in front of Esbon's new main street Christmas decorations purchased by the city in June. Thieves steal sidin.g; motorist strikes rail At5 lastWednesdayaftemoon At 8:18 pan., last Friday the Harlen E. Sandell, Mankato, was sheriff's office received a report otraf veMotn US 36 I-Iighway west from Mrs. Darren Lewis that sbe 0 when a deer came andhe_husbandhadjustrunover onto the roadway and he could a two-foot piece of rail laying in not avoid hitting it. There was the the middle of Highway 14 in front end damage to the 1982 front of J's Jif-E-Stop, Jewell. It Buick Sandeil was driving but no caused a flat tire and possibly injuries, other vehicle damage. At 5:20 last Thursday Richard Bartholomew, afternoon Dale Simmelink and Mankato, reported a lost or stolen Rhonda Simmelink, Mankato, were double parked on a county road 2.3 miles west of Jewell. James Hondek, Jewell, did not see both Simmelink vehicles and hit the back ofDale's 1974 Dodge. Sunday morning at 9:15 prank Deflsher, wife, Pamela, and daum', Angola, Lebanon, were traveling north  down a snow- cked county road hill 10.75 leg north of US 36. Def- lost ntrol of the 1988 Chevrolet and left the roadway, hitting the corner post of a bridge and going into the ditch. There were no injuries. By Gloria Garman To a 13-year-old girl, Coca- Cola is more than just a favorite soft drink. Amanda Dichl col- lects Coca-Cola memorabelia. She said, "It started when my dad bought an antique Ceca- Cola advertising light and put it in my room." Her red and white decorated bedroom is filled with shelves loaded with commemorative olympic Coke cans, toy coke trucks, stuffed animals wearing Coke clothing, Coke popcorn tins, and four Coke glass sets. A Coke clock and advertising signs decorate the walls of her room. Two, 2,000 piece puzzles also hang on the walls. Amanda shares, "It started with just a few things, now my room is full." A plastic Coke barrel, that once held chilled Coke cans at a convenience store, now serves as Amanda's clothes hamper. She also has a Coke sweater, billfold, pencils, and a portable radio shaped like a Coke ma- chine. Antique Coca-Cola items are also in the collection. She has a 1900 Ceca-Cola bottle and a 1950 Coke tray. In a shadow box there are two old coke bottle openers, pocket knife, matches, screw driver and comb. Gifts from friends and family have added to the collection. Last Christmas her sister leave her a giant Coke bottle pggy bank. Last year, Anmnda wrote an jy on Coca-Cola for her ect at her school's learnmg fair. She wrote to the Coca-Cola Company and received three steer Nov, 24 with Btmbrand on the right hip. LOeS newspaper Last Sunday Beulah recycling offered Brinkworth reported she had sid- ing taken from her barn. Jewell County Hospital news Admbkions De.. 1 to LTC-Ruby Billing, Mankam. Dec. 4 tO Acute.Opal Stoops, Mankato. Dec. 6 to Acute-Alberta Dia- mond, Mankato. According to Deanna Sweat, Jewell County extension agent, Dee and Ran Reed plan to use sJ=lednewinir dairy operation. Starting immediately, newspapers will be collected every Wednesday afternoon in Mankato. Papers must be packed into paper grocery sacks. The collection point will be the quonset at the Jewell County Fairgrounds on N. Commercial. Pickup time will be 4 p.m. large envelopes full of informa- tion and souvenirs. She plans on adding to her collection. "At first it was just a hobby, then an antique dealer told me that it was a good in- vestment." 35,697.85; employee benefits, 3,739.18; solid waste, 1,077.87; junior college tuition, 132.00; tower fund, 39.34; total, $180,799.54. Amanda's other interests are playing the piano and flute, cheerleadin, sports, and shop- ping. She lives in Northbranch with her parents, Mac and Tm- cle Diehl and nine-year-old sis- ter, Emily. Amanda DteM stands by hor Coca-Cola collection deonrating her room. She started the collection threeyears aOo. ;!