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Offices located at 111 E. Main, Mankato, Kansas 66956 A feature of The Superior Express Thursday, December 31,2015 Price 50 TheJewellCountyBoardmetMon- heretochecktheroofforrepairsandto The commissioners approved day with commissioners Mark provide an estimate, transfers of unused funds for 2015 Fleming, Steve Greene and Dwight Chuck Latham said he has some from the following county budgets to Frost present. Carla Waugh, county payment under protest hearings sched- capital outlay funds for use at a later clerk, was also present. Minutes of the uled. He continues to work on final date: Jewell County Ambulance, Dec. 21 meeting were approved, review for 2016 values. Jewell County Noxious Weed and The commissioners conducted of- Carla Waugh said the inventory lists Jewell County Public Health. Unused fice head meeting. The following were are due from each department. She funds from the Jewell County Road present: Chris Petet, custodian; Anna saidacopyofeachemployee'sdriver's and Bridge budget will be transferred Standley, register of deeds; Chuck license is needed for their personnel into the 2016 special road equipment Latham, county appraiser; Angela file. fund. Murray, healthnurse;DonJacobs, sher- Steve Greene said he attended the Joel Elkins provided an update on iff; Joel Elkins, general superinten- LEPC meeting and the detention cen- the operations and activitiesoftheroad dent; and Travis Garst, solid waste ter meeting, and bridge department. The commis- director. The following were absent: Dwight Frost said he attended the sioners reported road concems. Joel Shannon Meier, ambulance director; planning commission meeting,presented the supplemental agreement Jenae Ryan, district extension agent; Mark Fleming said he attended the for the federal funds exchange project Brenda Eakins, treasurer; and Gail LEt~ meeting and encouraged those for the inspection of seven bridges. Bartley, noxious weed director, emer- on the committee to attend the LEPC The commissioners approved the gency preparedness director and 911 meeting, agreement. coordinator. Angela Murray, health nurse, said Joel requested quotes for high car- Travis Garst reported on repairs at she had a concerned citizen with a bon grader blades. He received the thelandfill. He said they are also work- nuisance complaint in Esbon.following quotes: Foley Equipment ingonthewoodchippertogetitopera- Gail Bartley provided a report on $88.95 per blade for high carbon; D-C tional, the weather service's webinar. He said Wholesale $72.78 per blade for mild Anna Standley said beginning Jan. he is busy working on the year-end steel; and Welborn Sales $61.58 per 1 the recording fees will increase and reports. Gail nominated the following blade for mild steel. It was approved to the mortgage registration fees will de- for the LEPC committee, Travis Garst, purchase 60 high carbon blades from crease. Tom Roane and Kim Ost. The com- Foley Equipment and 60 mild steel Chris Petet said the roofers were missioners approved the appoinanents, blades from Welborn Sales. Darrell Miller, Jewell County At- person's residence or any land, build- Minors who purchase or consume torney, has issued a reminder about ing, structure or room owned, occu- alcoholic liquor or cereal malt bever- underage drinking and "unlawfully pied, or procured by such person to be ages face serious consequences includ- hosting" minors at events where alco- used by an invitee of such person or an ing fines, court costs, jail rime if 18 hol is served, inviteeofsuchperson'schildorward, yearsofage, and are generally required "I have been asked to address issues in a manner that results in the unlawful to perform community service, andcom- concerning underagedrinking.Because possession or consumption therein of plete an age appropriate alcohol infor- New Year's Eve is approaching, a time alcoholic liquor or cereal malt bever- marion school. Conviction of this of- when there are many parties involving ages by a minor." fense can also result in a 30 day to one alcohol, this seemed to be an appropri- Even if you are not furnishing alco- year suspension of driving privileges. ate time," Miller said. "If minors are hol to the minors on your property, if Serious civil liability issues arise going to be in attendance at parties, they are having a party on property that from furnishing alcohol to or permit- those hosting the parties should be you own or occupy, and they were so ting a minor to consume alcohol. If a aware that furnishing alcohol to a mi- invitedbyyouoryourchild, youcould minor who has consumed alcohol is nor is a serious offense. Unlawfully be charged with Unlawful Hosting. involved in an accident, civil liability hosting minors consuming alcoholic "Property" could be an apartment you can extend to the person or persons liquor or cereal malt beverages is a rent, your home, a building you own, who furnished the alcohol. Class A misdemeanor. A minor is any- or even a pasture you own, according Statistics show that young people one under 21 years of age. The mini- to Miller. who begin drinking as teenagers are mum fine for this violation is $1,000. As previously stated, a violation of more likely to become binge drinkers, Other penalties couldincludejail time, the state's Unlawful Hosting law is a develop an alcohol dependence, and probation, community service, an al- Class A misdemeanor -- the most se- abuse alcohol. The first step is to never cohol evaluation and alcohol educa- vere level of misdemeanor. Violators allow minors to drink on your prop- tion classes." will be arrested and booked into the erty. The next step is education. As More specifically, the state law JewellCountyJailortheywiilbeserved youths are educated about the dangers reads,"Unlawfully hosting minors con- with a summons to appear in Jewell of drinking alcohol, adults and prop- suming alcoholic liquor or cereal malt County District Court. The minimum erty owners need to learn about social beverage is recklessly permitting a fine for a violation is $1,000. hosting and related laws. Mankato man killed in one-vehicle crash north of Guide Rock A Mankato man was killed and his wife severely injured last Wednesday in a one-vehicle accident north of Guide Rock. The Webster County Sheriff's De- partment was called to the scene of the accident at approximately 5 p.m. last Wednesday. The accident occurred about six miles north of Guide Rock on Highway 78. Found dead at the scene was George Pfrimmer, 75, the driver. His wife, Aurora, a passenger in the vehicle, was transported by ambulance to the WebsterCounty Hospital in Red Cloud, then airlifted to a hospital in Lincoln with a broken arm and possible neck injury. The couple' s vehicle was a 2006 Chrysler Town and Country minivan. Guide Rock Fire and Rescue and Red Cloud EMTs were also on the scene. CRP sign-up workshop planned for Jan. 14 A CRP sign-up workshop will be held Thursday, Jan. 14, from 1 to 2 p:m. at the USDA Service Center meet- ing room in Mankato. Learn more about: practice options when offering new ground, expiring, or expired CRP; what options you have that can improve your chances of get- ting accepted; how to improve your CRP management to produce more pheasants and quail; eligibility and rules of CRP; additional dollar payments for allowing public hunting on your CRP; other management systems and pro- gram options for your land outside of CRP. RSVPs must be received by Mon- day. Call Tyson Seirer at 785-534- 0266 with your RSVP. By Kerma Crouse an iron and wood ball. 2016's crystal 2016 is nearly here! What tradi- ball is 6 foot in diameter and weighs tions will mark your celebration? 1,070 pounds. Many of us will follow the lead of An often sung New Year's song is the ancient Babylonians and set New "AuldLange Syne."Few actually know Year's resolutions. Traditionally and the words to the song that was com- sadly, the vast majority of us will for- monly sung in frontier Canada by Scot- getthem, ignore them or in some other tish immigrants. The title translates way fail to achieve our goals, literally as "old long since," and actu- Others will try, as did the ancients, ally means "times gone by." Guy to ward off evil and invite good luck Lombardo with his Royal Canadians with noise and fire. The Chinese in- played it in 1929 at the Waldorf Astoria vention of fireworks has greatly facili- and a long standing tradition was born. tated this tradition. Revelry and parties Then there is the Rose Bowl in abound on New Year's Eve. Pasadena, Calif. This year marks the Still others will invite good luck 127th edition of the parade which will into their home by eating Hoppin' John move past thousands of spectators on or black-eyed peas with ham hocks on Pasadena Boulevard and across un- New Year's Day. Some hope a hand- told numbers of television sets. The somemalewillbethefirsttoentertheir parade is but one of many around the home on New Year's Day and assure a world marking the beginning of the year of good fortune, new year. Watching the Waterford ball drop Whatever your traditions and ways in Time's Square is a tradition for of celebrating, may you have a safe many. This event started in 1907 with and enjoyable beginning of 2016! Local weather High and low temperatures Dec. 20 ..................................... 50 23 Dec. 21 ..................................... 49 26 Dec. 22 ..................................... 41 24 Dec. 23 ..................................... 47 30 Dec. 24 ..................................... 36 17 Dec. 25 ..................................... 33 23 Dec. 26 ..................................... 34 25 Betty Becker, Mankato weather ob- server, reported. 18 of precipitation for the week and one inch of snow. Ken Garst, Jewell weather observer, reported .06 of precipitation for the week and a trace of snow. Jewell County Sheriff Deputy Josh Alcorn (left), and Sheriff Deputy Jake Millias, helped serve lunch at the Rock Hills Junior-Senior High School Tuesday noon. The school cooks are Sheila Lorence (third from left), and Brenda Flinn, USD 107 head cook. Central Valley Ag will become a new owner and grain marketing mem- ber of AgMark LLC, which is cur- rently owned by Farmway Co-op Inc., Cloud County Co-op Elevator Asso- ciation, Concordia Terminal LLC, Randall Farmers Co-op Union and Pro- Ag Marketing. It is expectded the stra- tegic arrangement between AgMark and Central Valley Ag locations will increase grain movement and market- ing efficiencies for both organizations. In addition, Concordia Terminal said Central Valley Ag has purchased a percentage of the Concordia grain terminal in Concordia which is cur- rently owned by Cloud County Co-op Cuuningham Communications may drop several television channels owned by AMC Networks on Jan. I. The possibility of channel drops has been caused by AMC's proposed rate in- creases of more than 350 percent. "As a local TV provider, Cunning- ham Communications works hard to keep prices as low as possible and provide the best value to our customers as we can. But in this case, AMC Networks is demanding we add many less popular channels our customers have not asked for as an all or nothing deal, demanding a rate increase of more than 350 percent and demanding an extended length contract with more than 8 percent increases year over year. We can't responsibly do that and pass that kind of rate increase onto our cus- tomers, "said Brent Cunningham, Cunningham Communications general manager. "AMC has one popular show, The Walking Dead, and they are using that one program as leverage for their un- precedented demands. We are disap- pointed that they are holding our cus- tomers hostage and threatening to black out our AMC, WEtv and IFC channels on Jan. 1, continued Cunningham. "We are working towards an agreement with AMC with partners from the National Cable Television Co-op, representing "We believe this opportunity fur- Elevator Association, Farmway Co- ther demonstrates how local coopera- op Inc. and Randall Farmers Co-op tives can work together to add value Union. for their members," said Carl "Central Valley Ag has 11 Kansas Dickinson, CEO of CVA. "Joinin~ locations which will complement and other cooperatives is a much better expand our grain origination, market- answerthanbuildingduplicateassets." ing and handling network," said Mark The effective dates of these trans- Hafliger, president of AgMark. "The actions will occur in early 2016. opportunity of additional cooperatives AgMark is a north central Kansas- becoming part of AgMark will bring based grain company headquartered in greater value to all owners and ulti- Beloit that was created in 1999 to bring mutely the local producers." long-term grain marketing solutions to Mark Paul, president of Concordia its producer members. AgMark LLC is Terminal said"This will help the mem- owned by Concordia Terminal LLC bers have access to global markets and and four farmercooperatives, Farmway the logistics to better handle future Co-op, Inc. of Beloit; Cloud County harvest needs." Co-op Elevator Association of Don Jacobs (back row, left), Jewell Counfy sher if, and Stuart Vance, deputy sheriff, assisted the Rock Hills Elementary Christmas attired lunch rogmeo0ks Joni Meier, left, and Becky Cockroft, right, with the serving of lunch Tuesday noon. Kim Ost Jewell County dndersheriff ,was unable to assist the other officers as he was transporting prisoners. more than 900 small to mid-size cable television providers across the United States with more than 3 million sub- scribers like ours. The new season of the Walking Dead doesn't start until February so our hope is that AMC comes to their senses and we will have their programming available to our Following is the first installment of this newspaper's annual "year-in-re- view" feature. January Dick's TV is closing for good this month. Jewell County Register of Deeds office has new fee structure. Jewell County Friendship Meals were the winners of this year's annual Festival of Christmas Trees contest sponsored by Jr. Clio Club. First annual free holiday meal was served at the Mankato Community Center to nearly 200 Jewell County residents. John and Sue Tucker to celebrate 50th anniversary. Rock Hills Student Council and National Honor Society collected toys Keith Roe announces he will seek Dist. Two county board position Keith Roe has announced that he will seek the new Jewell County com- missioner seat comprising Center and Limestone Townships, including the city of Mankato. This is the new county board District Two, with no incumben! commissioner living in it. The districts were recently reapportioned to meet Constitutional equal population re- quirements. Roe, a life-long farmer stockman, serves as local coordinator of Growing Jewell County Through Entrepreneur- ship and Youth Attraction, is president of Mankato Endowment and is the current Jewell County Republican Party chairperson. He previously served on the Mankato and Rock Hills boards of education, and 14 years in the Kansas Legislature. He and his wife, Bethany, live in Mankato. Kansas cattle on feed up two percent Kansas feedlots with capacities of 1,000 or more head contained 2.14 million cattle on feed Dec. 1, accord- ing to the USDA's National Agricul- tural Statistics Service. This inventory was up two percent from last year. Placements during November to- taled 305,000 head, down five percent from 2014. This is the lowest Novem- ber placements since the series began in 1994. Fed cattle marketings for the month of November totalled 295,000 head, up four percent than last year. Other disappearance during No- vember totaled 20,000 head, up 5,000 head from last year. Concordia; Randall Farmers Co-op Union of Randall and Pro-Ag Market- ing of Kensington. Earlier this year the three owner cooperatives of AgMark Terminal agreed to restructure the shuttle load- ing facility to Concordia Terminal LLC. In 1999, when the terminal was con- structed, it was the most automated and fastest train loading facility in the Central United States being serviced by the BNSF Railroad. Central Valley Ag is a farmer- owned cooperative headquartered in York. The cooperative serves patrons from locations in Nebraska, Kansas and Iowa. customers well before that date." are often times available within 24 "If AMC does not back down, we hours of airing. We hope it doesn't will try to help our customers find new come to that but it is up to AMC episodes and seasons using other tech- Networks at this point. We will con- nologies and services, many of which tinue to negotiate fair and reasonable ourcustomersalreadysubscribetolike terms for our customers," stated Amazon, iTunes, Vudu, Google Play Cunningham. and AMC' s own website. These shows and food for the Jewell County Food presented program for Evangelical Pantry and Angel Tree from the stu- Lutheran women. dents at Rock Hills Jr-Sr High School. Dakota Walker has opened an auto Birth: Samuel Lynn Porter, son of mechanic business in Mankato. Jacob and Stephanie Porter. Burr Oak mail carrier Dave Belden Carl Knarr, Jewell, is retiring from retires after 44 years. the city job this week. Justin and Mandi Angelton, Esbon, A card party was held New Year's are the parents of the 2015 New Year's Eve at the cafe in Esbon. baby at Mitchell County Hospital After 41 years of serving Mankato Health Systems. Their son, Eli Wade, Volunteer Fire Department, Lloyd was born Jan. 7. Johnson will retire as fire chief. Rock Hills Geography Bee was Melissa Durant and nieces, Lauren, held. Dereck Gillett took first place. 3, and Kylie, 5, daughters of Ashley Jan. 29, Kansas observes 154th Guzik Nolan, built a snowman south of birthday. ' the Mankato Community Center. Mr. Jean Davis to celebrate 80th birth- Snowman featured gourds for ears, day. blue bowls for eyes, the largest carrot lenders expect farmland values Will that could be found at Kiers, mouth of decrease in 2015. red ribbon, sticks for arms and hands. February Burr Oak Guaranty State Bank Rock Hills High School was filled Year-end weather hosted a customer appreciation day. with students dressed in business attire A donor met the $10,000 Thanks- at the recent FBLA District IV contest cruel in many parts giving challenge issued on behalf of hosted by the Rock Hills FBLA chap- of the country the Burr Oak Community Library and ter. raised it another $10,000 for the New Cynthia Ortman played cupid Fri.- As this year (calendar year 2015 Year. day afternoon as she distributed candy that is) comes to an end, the weather Reported by Fawna Barrett, Randall at area Mankato businesses. She says it has been cruel in some parts of the correspondent, the bottomdroppedout lifted her spirits. ; : !: nation. In Jewell County we are thank- of the thermometer as the year ended. New staff for Mankato Library: ful to have missed what is probably our Temps were zero or below with wind Tammy Finnell, Jessica Rothchild and last chance for a storm this year. Butchills of minus 10.or.tower. A skiff of Holden Mauerhan, librarians. :." with the tornado outbreak in the Southsnow fell Monday evening with more Joel Broeckelman selected to play and the widespread flooding in many snow falling Saturday evening leaving in 8-man all-star game. states, the wild blizzard on the south:, one to two inches total with more ex- Annual Jewell County conserva- emHighPlains, and the sleet and snow tremecold, tion program held. Bankers awards ~ - from the Great Lakes to New England, Andy' s Floral to hold grand open- were presented to Kim and Alan Davis it's been a hard week; this last week of ing Jan. 14. for soil conservation; Brent Beck for the year. Many had holiday travel plans Cindy Traump's cow collection is windbreak; Jim, Johnson, Vonda disrupted or seriously stressed. Na- on display at the Jewell Public Library. Johnson and Jason Johnson for buffer tionwide rainfall totals have been ex- Sodbusters hold meeting in Smith award;StevenandAnnKamler, range~ traordinary for this time of year. Center. landaward. CoCoRaHS observers in at least seven Gale and Marjorie Wilson to cel- Pat and Ron Zentz, Jewell, are this states (with Arkansas and Missouri ebrate 60th wedding anniversary, year's featured Valentine sweethearts hardest hit) have measured more than John Dillon to celebrate 85th birth- in the Jewell County Record. 10 inches of rain since Christmas. day. "Deborah Samson: Revolutionary Winter weather has been slow to JanBoylessettoretirefromNRCS. Soldier" will be presented at the arrive in many parts of the country, but Those who traveled Highway 14 Mankato Library by Anna Smith. it came in hard Monday with reports of south of Superior were awed by the ice Sam Becker and Brian Shulda filled 2 to 3 inches of sleet (little balls of rain formation around a houseon Blauvelt's the position of fire chief for Mankato that froze into little balls and pieces hill. The scene was created by the Volunteer Fire Department. before hitting the ground) in parts of freezing of broken water lines. Roy Arasmith has his toy collection Wisconsin, northen Illinois and south- Mary Rothchild received her cer- on display at Jewell Library. ern Michigan. tificate of achievement for 25 year of Crowned as Rock Hills Jr-Sr High At least one earthquake has been service with Jewell County. sweetheart king and queen were Tyler felt in the Wichita area. Gayle Molzahn's piano students Marr and Emily Reed. /