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 By Kerma Crouse    News    January 7, 2021

January

January, the first month of the year. Specifically, first month of the year in our present, Gregorian, calendar. While we might think of January as snowy, bleak and cold, the Romans considered it “dead.” The Roman lunar calendar had 12...

 

Auld Lang Syne

This evening, Thursday, Dec. 31, at gatherings the world over, many will raise a glass and sing these familiar words “Should auld acquaintance be forgot and never brought to mind?” They are the first line of a poem-song written by Robert Burns in...

 
 By Kerma Crouse    News    December 3, 2020

Community holiday dinner is this Sunday

It is the season of the year for giving, sharing and celebrating. Even with this being “the year of COVID” Jewell County Helping Hands Ministries is doing just that. They are sponsoring a community holiday dinner for Jewell County. The community...

 

Author Rosie Eilert Bosse visits Jewell Library Nov. 19

Thursday, Rosie Eilert Bosse brought her books to her hometown for a reception and book signing event held at the Jewell Library. A1974 graduate of Jewell High School, Bosse grew up west of Jewell on...

 
 By Kerma Crouse    News    November 19, 2020

2020 Corn Picking Days!

The 2020 Jewell County Corn Picking Days was blessed with beautiful weather. Plus, as JR Vandergiesen, Smith Center, one of the organizers of the event said "The corn is ready!" "Dry, not wet."...

 
 By Kerma Crouse    News    November 19, 2020

Lucile Ozmun celebrates 100th

Lucile Butts Ozmun celebrated her 100th birthday with two-days of celebration. One on Sunday afternoon, and one on the afternoon of her actual birthday, Monday, Nov. 16. Both were COVID-style "window...

 

National Family Literacy Day

Sunday is the 27th 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...

 
 By Kerma Crouse    News    October 15, 2020

History played out in Jewell

The Sesquicentennial Corn Show Program is in the books! The program highlighted Jewell's early history and the sacrifices of Jewell's men serving in the armed forces of the United States. Historical...

 
 By Kerma Crouse    News    October 8, 2020

The Sesquicentennial Buffalo arrive in Jewell

Four buffalo, purchased in honor of Jewell's Sesquicentennial with a Dane G. Hansen grant, have been installed! The fiberglass statues arrived last Tuesday from Seward, Nebraska. Produced by...

 
 By Kerma Crouse    News    October 8, 2020

2020 Corn Show Parade Grand Marshalls

The grand marshalls for this year’s Sesquicentennial Corn Show Parade honor the history of Jewell. The four women selected and their stories reflect the theme “Jewell – We’ve Got A Story To Tell”! The women are Anna Jones Billings, “Aunt...

 
 By Kerma Crouse    News    October 1, 2020

Jewell corn show filled with activities

It is that time of year again. Jewell Corn Show Time! This is the Sesquicentennial-COVID 19 issue of Jewell’s yearly event. The theme is “Jewell – We’ve Got A Story To Tell!” Remember -#JoinUsInJewell. Some things about the Corn Show are...

 

New events for Jewell's Corn Show!

In 2020, Jewell’s Sesquicentennial Year, the annual Corn Show has added a couple of new events. One will be the First Annual Cornhole Tournament and the other is a demonstration of Cowboy Action Shooting by Jewell native, Travis Cady. Cornhole...

 

Auction-new event

Something new for the 2020 Jewell Corn Show will be an auction. The auction will consist of three items donated to the Jewell Chamber of Commerce in honor of Jewell's Sesquicentennial. Mark Baxa,...

 

And it was over! 75 years ago and six years of fighting - WWII

Seventy-five years ago, after six years of fighting – four and a half years of world-wide fighting and United States involvement, the ravages of World War II were finally coming to an end. The...

 

Saint named head coach for shooting program at Hastings

Michael Saint grew up just west of Jewell and graduated from Rock Hills High School with the Class of 2014. He is also a graduate of Fort Hays State University (FHSU) with both bachelor's and master's...

 

Author visits Jewell

Rosie Eilert Bosse, now from Onaga, Kan., grew up on the Gallagher-Eilert family farm west of Jewell. She graduated from Jewell High School with the Class of 1974. Among other roles, she is now a...

 
 By Kerma Crouse    News    July 16, 2020

Jewell County is 150 years old!

On June 16, 1870, before Jewell County existed, Col. Eldon Barker was commissioned the county notary public. He was the first county official in Jewell County. Barker homesteaded just west of present-day Jewell on section 28 of Calvin Township....

 
 By Kerma Crouse    News    July 16, 2020

7th Annual Jewell County Plow Day

It is time for another Jewell County Plow Day and Saturday, is the day! This year's event will be held at the Joe Eilert Farm south and west of Jewell. The location is 160 Road and G Road. For those...

 
 By Kerma Crouse    News    July 9, 2020

Jewell County Historical Museum to remain closed

Jack Alcorn, the Jewell County Historical Society (JCHS) president, announced early last week the society’s museum, located at 118 North Commercial in Mankato, will remain closed for this season. The museum committee of the JCHS will be working on...

 
 By Kerma Crouse    Features    July 2, 2020

Historical jail gets new roof

The old "Jewell County Jail" in Mankato was used from 1900 to 1978. In 1899, Jewell County commissioners paid a Topeka architect, J. C. Holland, $500 to design the building. The builder for the project was W. C. Berry of Jewell. Berry, with a bid of...

 
 By Kerma Crouse    History    June 26, 2020

Harrison - Post Office and Town

Early in Jewell County history, there was discussion on the matter of what to name Town 1 South Range 8 West in Jewell County. Two suggestions were Kleveland and Norway as K. O. Kleveland, from Norway, was an early settler. But another suggestion...

 
 By Kerma Crouse    History    June 18, 2020

The Greene Family

Yes, it is a story – with many starting places. Pennsylvania, New York, New Hampshire, Virginia and Cornwall, England to name a few. One beginning was in 1867, when Civil War Veteran Ogden Norman...

 
 By Kerma Crouse    News    June 11, 2020

Sesquicentennial Fourth of July planned in Jewell

“We Have a Story to Tell”! In 1870 there was a celebration at Fort Jewell on the Fourth of July. The group, several were Civil War veterans, was celebrating the anniversary of the birth of the United States. But pertinent to the settlers, they...

 
 By Kerma Crouse    History    May 28, 2020

Jewell County's first high school commencement held in 1887

This issue of the Jewell County Record is generally full of the news of graduations, alumni events and Memorial Day ceremonies. This year it is not the case. In honor of graduates, commencements, alumni and Jewell’s Sesquicentennial here is an...

 
 By Kerma Crouse    News    May 28, 2020

NCYC will hold Virtual Day Camp

The annual North Central Youth Camp will be held this year. It will have the same director and many of the same leaders but a new format. The camp will be virtual! The virtual camp will be held on June 13 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Campers will be those...

 

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