4-H achievement program
The 2014 Jewell County 4-H achievement program was held Sunday at the Little Theater in Rock Hills Junior-Senior High School. Jewell County has three active 4-H clubs: Mankato Eager Beavers, Southeast Coyotes and Webber Wide Awake, which were busy this year serving their different communities. This program celebrates the many 4-H accomplishments and outstanding achievements that have been earned by individuals and clubs during the 2013-2014 4-H year.
Club seals are earned through member participation and the club completing goals during the year. All three clubs earned a purple seal for this past year's accomplishments.
Member achievement pins may be earned by completing specific requirements during the year. Project pins are given to members who record all learning and participation in project work using a Kansas Award Portfolio. County Champion pins are earned by the member with the best record in a specific project, and are decided by volunteers in neighboring counties who evaluate the project records.
The American Youth Foundation's "I Dare You" award is in recognition of personal integrity, balanced living and potential for leadership. This year's recipient is Emily Cox, daughter of Travis and Billie Cox.
The Kansas Key Award is given to 4-H members who have provided leadership and citizenship within their communities for the past three years. Haley Kussman, daughter of Jason and Shannon Kussman, was this year's recipient.
The Outstanding Achiever award is a plaque that is awarded a 4-H member for overall and diverse project accomplishments. The Outstanding Achiever plaque was presented to Jillian Worm, daughter of Mike and Deb Worm.
Ryan Spiegel was awarded the 4-H Leadership Award in honor of Judy Spiegel Francis, a former Jewell County 4-H member.
Janelle Spiegel was selected the 2014 Jewell County Alumni Award for her years as a 4-H member, a 4-H leader and the many ways she has served the 4-H community.
at Mankato Texaco
Monday morning, the Jewell County Sheriff's Department had a report from Mankato Texaco that their place of business had been broken into during the previous hours of Sunday night.
Upon investigation and evidence, two individuals were taken into custody in Belleville. The Jewell County Sheriff's Department assisted and conducted a search warrant in Belleville.
Taken from the business was cash and several cartons of cigarettes. Entry into the business was through a window. Charges are pending.
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