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 By Kerma Crouse    News    June 30, 2022 

Quilts of Valor awarded

Three Quilts of Valor were awarded in Jewell on Saturday, by the Desire Tobey Sears Chapter, National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution. The recipients were Korean War veterans,...

 
 By Kerma Crouse    News    June 9, 2022

Jacob Burks, new businessman in Jewell

Jacob Burks has joined his father, Josh Burks, at the Citizens State Agency of Jewell. A third-generation employee, Jacob is a recent graduate of Cloud County Community College with an associate's...

 
 By Kerma Crouse    News    May 26, 2022

Something New in Jewell

Something new is coming to Jewell this Memorial Weekend – the Jewell Farmer's Market. On Saturday there will be a Grand Opening Celebration for the market. The ribbon cutting will be at 8:45 a.m., Saturday, in front of the arch at Jewell's Maag Par...

 
 By Kerma Crouse    History    May 19, 2022

End of Era - Athens - Ionia alumni association

In 1950, the Athens Rural High School Alumni began to gather annually. The meeting was sometimes called the “Athens School Reunion” but whatever the name, the group met continually for 42 years. At the 1992 meeting, faced with dwindling...

 
 By Kerma Crouse    History    May 5, 2022

Strand Hill - A familiar sight to many

Strand Hill is familiar to many, especially those living or growing up in the Randall area. The long sloping hill lies immediately south of Randall and is situated in both Allen and Prairie...

 
 By Kerma Crouse    History    March 24, 2022

Northbranch Academy graduated some 220 students between 1889 and 1942

None of the 15 Jewell County high schools were alike. There were different mascots and colors, some had mottos, some didn't, some had buildings built for first through twelfth grades, others had...

 
 By Kerma Crouse    History    March 24, 2022

Limestone Post Office organized in 1874

The Limestone Post Office was located in Section 18 of Limestone Township. Anyone who has driven through western Jewell County on Highway 36 has driven by Section 18. It is between 80 Road and 70 Road on the north side of 36 Highway. Today there...

 
 By Kerma Crouse    History    March 10, 2022

Nebraska leads nation in windy conditions

“In like a lion and out like a lamb.” Or “In like a lamb and out like a lion.” Those adages are not the only weather ones for March. There is also “A dry March and a wet May; fill barn and bays with corn and hay.” Plus, “As it rains in...

 
 By Kerma Crouse    History    March 10, 2022

Marihugh remembers hitching Nellie and dashing to Detonia

The Dentonia Post Office was organized on Aug. 25, 1882, and discontinued on Dec. 31, 1903. Bruntzel's Quick Reference to Kansas gives the location as Section 29 of Odessa Township. Dentonia is not...

 
 By Kerma Crouse    History    March 3, 2022

Formoso Rural High School District 7

The Black and Gold Falcons of Formoso were part of the educational scene of Jewell County for 50 years. The four-year high school began in the fall of 1910 and closed in the spring of 1960. The...

 

Jewell County Poor Farm operates from 1881-1968

Jewell County was organized on July 14, 1870. The U. S. Census for 1870 found 205 persons living in the county. By 1880, the population had grown to 17,475. A tremendous increase in population in a relatively short period of time. Not all the...

 

Happy Birthday, Kansas

It is January, time for cold weather, New Year's resolutions and the birthday of the State of Kansas. It was on Jan. 29, 1861, President Abraham Lincoln signed the document establishing Kansas as the 34th State in the United States of America. This...

 

History of Jewell County townships

Jewell County was named and the boundaries established by the Kansas State Legislature on Feb. 26, 1867. The government of the county was organized on July 14, 1870, when James Harvey, Kansas governor, appointed C. L. Seeley, E, T. Gandy and A. I....

 

SMART New Year's Resolutions maybe keepers and helpful

Ever made a New Year’s Resolution? Ever kept one past January 31? If you have, celebrate! Many resolutions don’t make it that long and many more aren’t the permanent change the resolvers sought. How can we make a resolution and keep it? One...

 

80th Anniversary of the bombing of Pearl Harbor

December 7, 1941, was a long time ago – 80 years to be exact. Hopefully President Franklin Delano Roosevelt's words still ring true. "Yesterday, December 7, 1941-a date which will live in...

 
 By Kerma Crouse    News    November 18, 2021

Corn Picking Days

It was "Corn Picking Days" in Jewell, Kansas Saturday and Sunday. It started out a bit chilly on Saturday morning but Saturday afternoon and Sunday saw great corn picking weather. The event was...

 

Corn Picking Days – 2021

The 2021 Corn Picking Days are just around the corner. Hosts, Calvin and Peg Bohnert (Jewell: 785-738-7589) and JR Vandergiesen (Smith Center : 785-282-0591) are the ones to call for information...

 

Three days honor veterans in U. S.

There are three days in the year the United States honors its military service men and women. They are Armed Forces Day, Memorial Day and Veterans Day. Armed Forces Day is celebrated on the third Saturday in May. The day’s purpose is to honor all m...

 

Odessa named after large Ukrainian port city

The Odessa Post Office, the "flourishing" community of Odessa, Odessa Township, Odessa School District No. 130, the Odessa Cemetery and the Odessa Methodist Episcopal Church were all named after...

 

Athens Rural High School - District No. 164

Athens Rural High School was truly one-of-a-kind. No town, just a township seeking to have a high school for their students. It was organized by the citizens of Athens Township, independent of any...

 
 By Kerma Crouse    News    October 28, 2021

28th annual National Family Literacy Day to be celebrated Monday

Monday, Nov. 1, is the 28th annual National Family Literacy Day. The day was designated in 1994, by a joint resolution of the 103rd Congress of the United States. Celebrated every year since, the event kicks off National Literacy Month. This year...

 

Rubens, once a flourishing town, now lies under lake

During the late1800s, near where Jewell County's Limestone and John's Creeks come together, the town of Rubens flourished. Today that area lies under Lovewell Lake. Rubens began on Jan. 31,1871, when...

 
 By Kerma Crouse    News    October 21, 2021

Ionia Bazaar!

The Ionia Bazaar is back! A bit different but back. Please check for an ad in this newspaper next week for complete details. The Ionia Bazaar will be held on Saturday, Nov. 13,at the Ionia United Methodist Church in Ionia, Kan. This year the event...

 
 By Kerma Crouse    News    October 7, 2021

2021 Corn Show Parade Grand Marshalls – Calvin and Peg Bohnert

By Kerma Crouse The 2021 Corn Show Parade Grand Marshalls are about as "Jewell" as the Jewell Corn Show. Calvin Bohnert grew up on a farm just outside the city limits on the west side of Jewell. The...

 
 By Kerma Crouse    News    October 7, 2021

Something for Everyone – the Jewell Corn Show

Today, Thursday the 7th of October, the 2021 Jewell Corn Show really gets started. The exhibits are on display in the Jewell Community Center today from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. They can be seen Friday from 1 to 6 p.m. or Saturday from 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m....

 

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