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JEWELL COUNTY NEWS

Oct. 11, 2018 issue

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Annual Jewell Corn Show this weekend

This year's Corn Show to feature merry-go-round

Candy Cannon returns to Corn Show parade

County board discusses assisted living facility

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Annual Jewell Corn Show this weekend

The 76th annual Jewell Corn Show begins today (Thursday) and continues through Sunday. This year's theme is "Making a Difference."
This weekend will be filled with different activities throughout the community. The forecast for this weekend is rain, but the show must go on! All Corn Show events will be posted on the Jewell Corn Show Facebook page if there are any location changes or rescheduling caused by the weather.
New to the Corn Show this year are the Corny Cookoff, Merry-Go-Round, and Art Show.
All exhibits may be entered at the Jewell Community Center from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. Thursday, with doors open to the public from 3:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Doors to the community center will be open to view exhibits Friday from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday from 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Thursday night from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. there will be games at the Jewell Apartments. 
The J-Janes will be in charge of the flower show and fine arts show again this year.
All horticulture specimens must be by the exhibitor and shown in clear containers. Specimens should be conditioned and foliage should not be stripped. One stem per container. Potted plants must be grown by exhibitor for at least three months. Blooming potted plants must be in bloom at show time. If there is not a category for your specimen, one will be made. All entries will receive a ribbon.
Categories expected are: aster, berried branch, cosmos, dahlias, daisies, gladiolas, herbs, live forever, marigolds, mums, ornamental grass, petunias, roses tame sunflowers, wild flowers, zinnias, other, non blooming plants, blooming potted plants, patio planters and cactus.
In the artistic design of the horticulture for adult division and junior division (12 and younger), there may be accessories used, but no artificial flowers are allowed. There are six categories of floral arrangements. Categories include Spread a Little Sunshine which is an all yellow arrangement; Put a Smile on is a garden bouquet; Little Things Add Up is a miniature arrangement that is no larger than five inches; A Kind Word is a single flower arrangement; Countless Opportunities which is a green arrangement; and Share your Gifts is a dried arrangement.  
Fine Arts has two divisions, adult and junior. The junior division is exhibitors 16 years and younger. Entries must have been completed since the last Corn Show. Exhibitors may enter as many items as they want. Ribbons will be awarded for each class. A collection can be any number of items that fit in a 30 inch by 30 inch space and are for display only. The exhibitor must provide their own display materials. There are 13 categories: ceramics, collections display only, crafts, crochet, food canning, knitting, needlecraft, painting, photography, quilts, woodworking, other, corn art (anything made out of corn). Photo books can be displayed but they will not be judged.
New this year will be an Art Show. This will take place at the community center and be for viewing only. This event is sponsored by the J-Janes.
Booths will be judged and ribbons awarded. Prizes for booths are first place-$25; second-$20; third-$15; fourth place-$10; and fifth-$5. Advertising and political booths are welcome but they will not be judged. Notify Darrell Bohnert to reserve a booth.
Rock Hills FFA is in charge of the entries for the farm and garden exhibits. Exhibitors are only allowed one entry per class, but they may enter as many classes as desired. Ribbons will be awarded.
Farm crop classes include: corn, five ears-designate one ear to be broken by a judge; wheat-one quart jar; milo-five heads; mixed entry-two heads of milo, two ears of corn; largest ear of corn; tallest stalk of corn; tallest stalk of feed; best individual head of milo; and  soybeans.
Sunflowers will have two classes. Oil: largest head; best entry. Edible: largest head; best entry.
Garden crop exhibitors may display: cucumbers, tomatoes, carrots, beets, onions, parsnips, okra, potatoes, peppers, turnips, zucchini, cantaloupe, radishes, jalapenos, habaneras, and mixed plates. A mixed plate must have three types of vegetables, two of each represented on the plate. One of a kind entries will include: cabbage, squash, eggplant, pumpkin, and watermelon.
Friday evening from 5:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. there will be a meal special served at Lake Emerson in Jewell by Micah and Julia Daniels for Navigator Ministries. The meal special will include walking tacos, maple sticks and a drink. The meal will be served from inside the building. Starting at 6 p.m. live entertainment will be provided by Country Jewells, also at Emerson Lake.
The "Pair-of-Dice" Ride will begin at 6 p.m. Cruise Jewell in golf carts, ATVs or mowers to get the best roll. The ride will start at the south side of the Jewell City Park. It is $5 per score card, with a limit of four cards per person. Driver's must have a valid driver's license. There will be a cash prize.
Saturday offers plenty to do and see. Rock Hills FBLA will serve breakfast in the park from 6:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.
From 8 a.m. to noon the Jewell County Health Department will be distributing flu shots. For the flu shot please be sure to bring medicare or insurance card. During this time they will also be doing car seat checks.  
Also at 8 a.m. the Jewell Corn Show triathlon will begin. The triathlon consists of a one mile walk-run, a 5k bike ride, and 100 meter corn haul. Starting line is in front of Guaranty State Bank.
The fifth annual "Show off your Wheels" car show will begin at 9 a.m. Cars, motorcycles, antique farm equipment, and tractors are all welcome. Vehicles may be displayed on the north side of the old Jewell High School on the lawn until 3 p.m. Trophies will be awarded.
Vendors will be at Maag Park (Jewell City Park) from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
The children's parade will line up at the corner of Custer and Delaware streets at 10:15 a.m.
Starting at 10:30 a.m. will be the annual Corn Show parade. Registration will be at the old Jewell high School starting at 9 a.m. The parade will be led by the color guards, followed by the grand marshals, Roy and Amy Arasmith. Prizes will be awarded  for first, second and third in different categories.
Immediately following the parade, a barbecue will be held at the old Jewell High School.
Starting after the barbecue will be the hand corn shelling and grinding. This will also take place at the old high school.
Activities will take place at the park from noon to 2:30 p.m. There will be buggy and trailer rides available. Games will include: pop a shot, duck pond, darts, football throw, lollipop tree, obstacle course, cream can toss, bounce house, bumper balls, limbo, milk bottle toss, fish game poles, pink flamingo game, fish bowl toss, bucket, bean bag toss. Pop and popcorn, corn dog, funnel cakes, cotton candy and snow cones will also be available.
Also from noon until 3 p.m. will be the "Find a Colored Star" contest for ages 1-18 years. The stars will be hidden in or near the park. Each business sponsoring will have two stars. When individuals find a star they must bring it to the gazebo in the park between noon and 3 p.m. or they must find Deb Bohnert or Gaye Daniels to receive their prize. Each sponsoring business has a certain color of star. Red stars-Jewell Implement; blue stars-Bohnert Welding; green stars-Guaranty State bank; orange stars-Jewell Grocery; purple stars-Bourbon trucking; gray stars- Citizen State Agency; pink stars-Jewell City Library; yellow stars-The Scoop; black stars-Snap On Tools; striped stars- Smith Harvesting and Smith Repair; polka dot stars-Randall Coop; and brown stars- Country Corner RV. When you find a star you will receive a gift from the designated business.
New this year is the corn cooking contest. The Corny Cookoff will take place at 1 p.m.  Think of your "corniest" recipe to be judged. Entries will need to be dropped off at the trailer on the south side of Maag Park by 1 p.m. Judging will begin at 1:30 p.m. Any corn recipe is welcome, breads, dips, soups, popcorn, etc. Prizes will be awarded for judge's choice and the most creative recipe. For early drop off, contact Deb Bohnert.
Starting at 3:30 p.m. will be a road rally. The rally has an entry fee and prize money. This will begin in front of the old high school.
The Jewell Fire Department will "Fire Up the Grill" at 5 p.m. and serve hamburgers, hotdogs and chips until 11 p.m. at the old high school. They will also sponsor a beer garden from 4 p.m. to midnight.
At 7 p.m. you can see the program "Laughs from the Past" at the Jewell Community Center. There will be ice cream served. Admission fees are $3 adults, and K-12 $2.
"Tim Anthony and The Anamals" will entertain with music at the old High School from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. This is also sponsored by the Jewell Fire Department.
Sunday is the final day of the Corn Show.
From 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. there ill be a soup dinner at the Jewell Community Center.
The final event for the Corn Show is the trap shoot at the Jewell Gun Club. The club is located about one mile north of Jewell on the east side of Highway 14. This will take place starting at 1:30 p.m. The cost is $4 per round for both adults and kids. Adults, children and onlookers are welcome to participate.
Once again this year, the Corn Show events were organized and planned by co-chairpersons, Deb Bohnert and Gaye Daniels. The Jewell Corn Show is sponsored by the Jewell Chamber of Commerce.

 

This year's Corn Show to feature merry-go-round

Each year, the Jewell Corn Show co-chairs, Deb Bohnert and Gaye Daniels, work hard at coming up with new things to add to the show.
Remember going to a carnival and riding a merry-go-round? The excitement of getting to ride atop a horse moving up and down as if it was running with it's head held high in the air, brightly painted saddles and all the lights and the music played as you rode around and around? Some merry-go-rounds even had other animals, like tigers, lions and bears. And what about stationary bench pews for the young and old to sit and enjoy the ride?
Terry Moyer, Salina, who has a small concession business, was talking with a friend, Brian Meitler, Sylvan Grove, who also has items he takes to small town celebrations. Terry is the brother of Deb Bohnert and he told her about some of the items, which were for sale. Deb and Gaye checked out the merry-go-round, which was a turn key purchase. Brian said there are three merry-go-rounds like that left in the state of Kansas, one of which is located in Minneapolis.
At the Jewell Chamber's Sept. 10 meeting, members voted to purchase the 1965 merry-go-round, which will make its first appearance at this year's Corn Show. The merry-go-round will also be featured at other Jewell events throughout the year.
The merry-go-round, on its own trailer, was brought to Jewell on Sept. 26.
"This year, we won't have time to paint it before it is used, but we'll have the items on the carousel brightened up some," said Deb.
The top of the merry-go-round has an area that will in time have business names and individual sponsors displayed. It runs on electricity and there will be a nominal fee to ride.

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Candy Cannon returns to Corn Show parade
Parade viewers won't want to leave too early; the candy cannon that recently found a new home in Jewell will appear once again in the parade, accompanied by Shocka and his new friend, Corn Baby, who has recently taken up residence in Jewell.
Last year the cannon shot toy stuffed corn cobs into the crowd and the lucky two people who found the right ones received a prize.
The end of the 2019 Jewell Corn Show parade will be topped off by the appearance of the Jewell Volunteer Fire Department truck, followed by the candy cannon, which is sponsored this year by the fire department. this year, the cannon will shoot fireman ducks with two of the ducks dressed as the fire chief. Individuals who capture those two ducks will receive a prize.

County board discusses assisted living facility

The Jewell County Board met Monday, with commissioners, Keith Roe, Steve Greene and Mark Fleming, present. Carla Waugh, county clerk, was also present.
Jenny Russell, Jewell County Community Development, discussed the apartments by Jewell County Hospital as the community collateral match for the assisted living project. They need a total of $250,000 for the match. The commissioners said they agree assisted living is a vital project to the county but they are limited by statute regarding the disposal of real property.
Joel Elkins, general superintendent, discussed operations. The commissioners reported road concerns.
Joel presented an agreement with Kirkham Michael for engineering on the bridge project with Republic County. Mark Fleming moved for approval of the agreement. Keith Roe seconded the motion. Motion passed. Joel presented an agreement from Kansas Department of Transportation for the above-mentioned project. It was also approved.
Nancy Marihugh, health department administrator, discussed additional vehicle repairs to the Jeep.
Gail Bartley, emergency preparedness director, reported he is getting quotes for repairing the tower building.
Minutes of the Oct. 1 meeting were approved.
The commissioners discussed ownership of the apartments by Jewell County Hospital with Darrell Miller, county attorney. Miller said the county is not authorized to give real property away. The real property must be made available to the public for purchase. The commissioners discussed the engagement letter with Lindburg Vogel Pierce Faris for the financial audit for the years ending 2018, 2019 and 2020. Miller discussed renewing the tower lease. Keith Roe moved and Steve Greene seconded a motion to approve the letter of engagement with Lindburg Vogel Pierce Faris for the financial audits. Motion passed.
Jerry McQuire and Stephanie Buckman, BCBS of Kansas, reviewed Jewell County's employee health insurance renewal with a 11.92 percent increase for 2019. Steve Greene moved and Mark Fleming seconded to renew the contract for 2019. Motion passed.
The meeting was adjourned at 11:20 a.m.
The commissioners also met last Monday. Travis Garst, solid waste director, reviewed the monthly activity report. Garst said he plans to attend the SWANA conference. The commissioners reviewed the Solid Waste Management Plan with Garst. Steve Greene moved and Mark Fleming seconded to approve Resolution 18-07 for participation in and adoption of the Solid Waste Management committee update for the region served by the North Central Kansas Solid Waste Management Plan. Motion passed.
The minutes of the Sept. 24 meeting were approved.
Nancy Marihugh, health department administrator, discussed vehicle repairs.
Samuel Underwood, Jacob Underwood, Aaron Underwood and Nathaniel Meyers, Jewell county 4-H members, presented a proclamation for National 4-H Week, Oct. 7-13, for approval. Mark Fleming moved to approve the proclamation. Steve Greene seconded. Motion passed. Theresa Shipley, Post Rock Extension District office, was present for the signing of the proclamation.
Joel Elkins, general superintendent, discussed operations. The commissioners reported road concerns.
Mark Fleming moved to provide written recommendation of nomination of Robert Vidricksen for the Kansas Association of Counties governing board. Steve Greene seconded the motion. Motion passed.
Doyle McKimmy, Jewell County Hospital administrator, discussed a resolution that needs to be approved for the hospital's revenue bond.
The meeting was adjourned at 11:20 a.m.

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