Beautiful weather for car
and motorcycle show in Mankato
Saturday in Mankato was a beautiful fall morning with perfect temperatures for being outside. The afternoon temperatures were ideal for the first Friends of the Mankato City Park's Car and Motorcycle Show, held in the park. Cars were parked along the driveway from the south shelter house and north, giving the 62 entries plenty of shade as well as the onlookers shade to view the entries. Many of the owners could be seen setting around their cars in lawn chairs visiting with attendees and other participants in the show.
Results of the show in trophy categories were: Best of Show:1960 Chevy Corvette, owned by Marty and Arlene Tietjen, Superior. Best Original Car:1956 Chevy Belaire, owned by Butch and Betty Thompson, Mankato. Best Custom Car:1938 Ford Coupe, owned by Skip Jones, Smith Center. Best Original Motorcycle: 1994 Harley Ultra Classic, owned by Matt Pierce, Mankato. Best Custom Morotcycle: 2015 Harley Breakout, owned by Jeff Hutchinson, Superior. Top Chevy: 1970 Chevy Chevelle, owned by Marty and Jen Briggs, Salina. Top Ford: 1965 Ford Mustang Convertible, owned by Tray and Nancy Gehring, Superior. Top Mopar: 1948 Plymouth Special Deluxe, owned by Paul Torres, Beloit. Best Rat Rod: 1930 Dodge Sedan Rat Rod, owned by Jon and Amber Combs, Superior. Best Paint: 1968 Jeep Camando, owned by Travis Koester, Mankato. Best Chrome: 1955 Chevy Nomad, owned by P.J. Garst, Mankato.
The People's Choice Award winner was Travis Koester, Mankato, for his 1968 Jeep Camando. Runner-up was Jim Keck, Burr Oak, for his 1950 Mercury 4 door Sedan.
The barbecue served approximately 200 people and the auction had 44 registered bidders for the event.
Committee members for this event were: John Tyler, Jason Ortman, Becky Fernandez, Herman Fernandez, Steven Walker, Dakota Walker. Other helpers included P.J. Garst, Emma Menhusen, Lisa Hornbussel, Cheryl Anderson, Ana Mendez and family, and many others. Auctioneer and helpers were Lynnette Bartley, Crystal Cosand, Joe Colson, Abbey and Trevor Elkins and Sara Reiter.
The committee is excited and working on plans for their second annual show to include a chili cook-off and more events for the afternoon and evening.
4-H members compete at state fair
Thirteen Jewell County 4-H members from three 4-H clubs entered, displayed and modeled their projects, or judged at the 2015 Kansas State Fair. Awards received were four purple ribbons, 12 blue ribbons, seven red ribbons, and three participation ribbons. Youth entries include:
Emily Cox: fiber arts, crochet and needle art; food preservation, pickles; photography, black and white.
Aubrey Davis: fiber arts, crochet; visual arts, display.
Haley Kussman: fiber arts, quilt and knitting; food preservation, sweet spread and fruit.
Jenna Langer: photography, color.
Lacey Langer: photography, color.
Taneile Peroutek: photography, color.
Emma Reinert: photography, color.
Katie Reinert: clothing and textiles, bag; photography, color; visual arts, display.
Abby Schleifer: food and nutrition, baked goods.
Jacob Spiegel: woodworking, chest.
Jacob Underwood: food and nutrition, baked goods; photography, color.
Sam Underwood: energy management, electrical display; foods and nutrition, baked goods; photography, color.
Jillian Worm: energy management, electrical project; fashion revue, modeling; photography judging participant.
Also, chosen for special recognition was Sam Underwood's color photography by the Kansas 4-H Foundation.
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