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 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...

 
 By Kerma Crouse    History    May 27, 2021

War Veteran of 1812 buried in Jewell County - Thomas Jenkins

The War of 1812 began when the United States declared war in June of 1812. The opposing forces were Great Britain, Ireland and their North American colonies plus certain Indian allies. One cause of...

 
 By Kerma Crouse    News    May 27, 2021

Changes at the Jewell Public Library

There have been several changes at the Jewell Public Library in the recent months. One change being the three new faces on the library board. Jane Pahls, Erica Boughton and Charlene Nonhoff are now part of the seven-member board, replacing the...

 
 By Kerma Crouse    History    May 20, 2021

Steuben – Post Office and School

The Steuben Post Office was located in Holmwood Township, Section 12 per Shute and Dillon in Prairie Jewels. It was organized and discontinued three times. First organized on Aug. 19, 1875, it was...

 
 By Kerma Crouse    News    May 13, 2021

Photographer's reception today at Jewell Library

The Jewell Public Library is hosting an exhibit of photographs taken by Jaci Novak, the daughter of Kenneth and Lena Novak of Randall. She currently lives in Salina. Though Novak has "always" been interested in photography, it was around 2015 that...

 
 By Kerma Crouse    History    May 6, 2021

A prominent JC landmark

Mount Carmel, located on and around the intersection of 60 Road and E Road in Erving Township, is a prominent landmark in the area. Erving Township is the southwestern most township in Jewell County....

 
 By Kerma Crouse    News    February 11, 2021

Nation will observe Presidents Day

President’s Day, to be observed on Monday, Feb. 15th this year, popularly celebrates the presidents of the United States. Officially, by the Uniform Monday Holiday Act of 1968, it is George Washington’s birthday. But through the years the third...

 
 By Kerma Crouse    News    February 4, 2021

Two local Jewell County writers celebrated Kansas Day together 60 years ago at Sweet Home School

There did not seem to be many articles or comments about the 160th Birthday of the State of Kansas which was observed on Jan. 29, 2021. However, on Facebook, a photo surfaced showing students from Jew...

 
 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...

 

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