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Discovery Day Camp held at Rock Hills

Work begins on US36-K128 junction


Discovery Day Camp held at Rock Hills
The Post Rock Extension District held its annual Day Camp at Rock Hills High School with 17 youths in attendance. "Discovery" was the theme and the attendees made many discoveries of their own throughout the morning session. From making "elephant toothpaste" to learning more about where their food comes from, to the wonders of polymers, to making snow and giant bubbles, there were many topics that helped them learn in an interactive setting. Day campers took home a picture of themselves with their favorite "discovery" from the morning, as well as several projects they made, and, of course, snacks.
The event was organized by Daphne Manning, Post Rock Extension District 4-H coordinator, with help from Teresa Shipley, Barrett Simon and Nora Rhoades. They were assisted by 4-H members Emma and Faith Reinert, Katie Thronson, Jake Underwood and Nelson Underwood, along with 4-H leaders and parents, Natalie Frost, Kristin Underwood and Tonia Underwood.
"None of this would have been possible without the help of so many community volunteers, 4-H parents and older 4-Hers," said Barrett Simon. "We greatly appreciate their support of our district programs."
For more information on upcoming events or how to become involved in Jewell County 4-H, contact the Post Rock Extension office, or email Daphne at

Work begins on US36-K128 junction
Monday, the Kansas Department of Transportation (KDOT) began a chip seal project on U.S. 36 from the south K-128-U.S. 36 junction east to the west city limits of Mankato.
During daylight hours traffic is reduced to one 12-foot lane and controlled with a flagger and pilot car operation. Travelers can expect a delay of less than five minutes.
Mid America Road Builders, Inc., of Platte City, Mo., is the prime contractor and anticipates the project to be completed by July 13, weather permitting, at a cost of $189,999.99.