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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....

 

Jewell's Annual Corn Show is just around the corner

It is Show Time! Corn Show time! Beginning on Monday, and running through Sunday, Oct. 10, there will be many things to do in Jewell. Monday sees the beginning of the “A ‘Maize’ing Corn Race.” Just check the Jewell City Office door or the...

 

Jewell County's first school formed in 1871

Ionia High School It was early in the history of Jewell County, Jan. 28, 1871, that the county's first school district was formed. Citizens met at the county clerk's office in Jewell City and formed...

 

Solar lights light up Lake Emerson

Twelve light poles with solar LED lights have recently made their appearance at Lake Emerson on the west side of Jewell. The poles follow the walking path around the lake. Increased lighting will allow increased use of the area and will be...

 
 By Kerma Crouse    News    September 9, 2021

Goose waddles home, survives Five Wild Cousins Join Tame Pair

Before last winter's bitter spell, a flock of tame geese lived on and around Lake Emerson. They had been there since last summer when the lake was drained for dredging. They stayed during the...

 

"The Big Dig " Historical Construction Equipment Association (HCEA) International Conventioncomes to Kansas

With historical equipment crawling, rolling, moving or being displayed about as far as the eye could see, arriving at the site of the "Big Dig" was a bit of a "Toto, I've a feeling we're not in...

 

JC steam engine heads to "The Big Dig"

After a "Long Wait" (the event was cancelled in 2020 because of COVID-19) the "Big Dig" will be here Friday through Sunday! The full name of the event is the 35th Annual Historical Construction Equipm...

 

Comstock family serves three Jewell County post offices

The March 11, 1886 Burr Oak Herald proclaimed, "It is stated upon good authority that Ibaton, in this county, and Cora, in Smith, were named for Iba and Cora, two daughters of Thomas Comstock, one of the first settlers above Burr Oak, on White Rock...

 
 By Kerma Crouse    News    August 5, 2021

Meal and movie with the Jewell mayor in Maag Park

Sunday evening saw "Meal and Movie with the Mayor"in (where else?) Maag Park in Jewell. A fun event on a marvelous evening had a crowd munching on a meal of hotdogs and chips hosted by Jewell'smayor...

 
 By Kerma Crouse    News    July 29, 2021

Summertime social

The Jewell Library Board sponsored a summertime social Thursday. Conversation, food, music, games - several different activities went together to comprise the event. Firemen were grilling hamburgers...

 
 By Kerma Crouse    News    July 22, 2021

Seventh Plow Day held Friday near Jewell

The 7th Jewell County Plow Day By Kerma Crouse Friday, July 16, was a good day to plow in Jewell County! Twenty-nine men and one woman showed up to do just that on a farm owned by Joe Eilert. The...

 
 By Kerma Crouse    News    June 24, 2021

Randall Farmers Co-op Union changes Jewell skyline

The Randall Farmers Co-op Union (RFCU) is making a bit of a change in the skyline of Jewell. The Jewell location, managed by John Herrmann, is adding to their grain handling capacity. Next to the...

 
 By Kerma Crouse    News    June 10, 2021

BO Celebration kicked off in March

It had been 150 years in coming but Burr Oak celebrated “150 Years Along the White Rock” this past weekend. The celebration actually kicked off in March of 2019 with Cal McNichols depicting “the essence of the town” in his mural of Burr...

 
 By Kerma Crouse    News    June 3, 2021

Esbon Memorial Day services moved indoors

Because of the weather, the Esbon 2021 Memorial Day Ceremony was moved indoors to the Esbon Community Center. The event has been an annual one since before most of those attending could remember. The Perry L. Lamb Post 368 of the American Legion, und...

 

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