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 By Kerma Crouse    History    March 23, 2023

Scarbrough Hill named after early Jewell City settler

The story is told that Billy Street, in the early days of the settlement at Jewell, walked west and climbed Scarbrough Hill. To the north, south and west, a vast herd of buffalo was all he could see....

 
 By Kerma Crouse    History    March 9, 2023

Business Women in Jewell County's First Decade

In honor of March being Women's History Month, we will take a look at a few of the business women who helped develop Jewell County during its first decade – 1870 to 1879. When Jewell County's g...

 
 By Kerma Crouse    News    February 23, 2023

44 members attend Jewell Chamber of Commerce meeting

The February meeting of the Jewell Chamber of Commerce was held on Monday, Feb. 13, in the Jewell Community Center. Forty-four members attended the meeting. Pastor Dan Daniels began the meeting by blessing the meal. The program was provided by Jada...

 

Groundhog Day

Folklore tells us “If the groundhog sees his shadow, there will be six more weeks of winter.” Here in the United States, Feb. 2 is Groundhog Day. James L. Morris, in his Feb. 2, 1840, diary entry, commented on Groundhog Day. That comment is the earli...

 

Kansas Day – 2023! The Barred Tiger Salamander

Kansas Day is celebrated on Jan. 29. This year, Kansas will be 162 years old. Kansas has several nicknames "the Sunflower State" and "the Wheat State" being but two. Kansas also has symbols which repr...

 
 By Kerma Crouse    News    January 19, 2023

Jewell Chamber begins new year

The Jewell Chamber of Commerce met for the first time in 2023 at the Jewell Community Center on Monday, Jan. 9. The meeting began with a prayer by Pastor Dan Daniels and a meal served by the Jewell...

 

The seventh post office in Jewell County organized in 1871, to serve the Ionia Area

The Ionia Post Office, the seventh post office in Jewell County, was organized on April 13, 1871. It served the Ionia area until it was discontinued on Aug. 6, 1982. Seneca Sumner was the first postmaster; 12 other men and women would follow him....

 

Early Christmas trees in Jewell County

In 1621, following the first Thanksgiving, there were no Christmas traditions in what would become the United States. Neither the Puritans nor the Pilgrims observed or celebrated Christmas. In fact in 1659, one could be fined for hanging a...

 

Bill of Rights Day observed this week

Bill of Rights Day is observed on Dec. 15. Dec. 15, 1791, saw the ratification of the first ten amendments to the Constitution of the United States. The Constitution itself had been accepted by the delegates to the Constitutional Convention on...

 

Nondescript record book contains Olive Hill Missionary Society minutes from 1900s

A small non-descript “Record” book as recently resurfaced. This book, purchased for $1.00, contains the “Minutes of Missionary Society.” This Missionary Society was the women’s group of the Olive Hill Church. The first entry is simply dated, “N...

 

Jewell County's Mount Pisgah named after Biblical mount

The Hebrew word “Pisgah” means summit. The biblical Mount Pisgah is in the Jordanian mountains east of Israel’s Jordan River and northeast of the Dead Sea. It is also known as Mount Nebo. Mount Nebo was the mountain from which Moses looked at the P...

 

Four names used for the same school Lovewell High School. Lovewell Rural High School, Sinclair Township High School, Sinclair Rural High School

Lovewell High School, Lovewell Rural High School, Sinclair Township High School and Sinclair Rural High School are all names used for essentially the same school. The high school located in the small...

 

Calvin Bohnert Memorial Corn Picking Day

It is November and in Jewell County. That means Corn Picking Days! The late Calvin Bohnert started the event six years ago. He and friends had talked about it for years but one day, Bohnert said,...

 
 By Kerma Crouse    News    October 27, 2022

Literacy Day and is November 1

Why is there a national month for Family Literacy or a national day for Family Literacy? Simple – the most important determinant of a child’s language and literacy is parental involvement. The more parents (grandparents and siblings too!) are involve...

 

Aisle of Frights

Saturday, October 29, Jewell’s Lake Emerson hosts its first ever Aisle of Frights. The event is family-friendly and Halloween-themed. Participants will find zombies and ghosts lurking along the walking trail that meanders around Lake Emerson. V...

 

"Farm, Sweet Farm" 80th Anniversary of the Jewell Corn Show

This weekend is the 80th Anniversary of the Jewell Corn Show! The first show, called “The Jewell County Corn Show,” was held on Nov. 21, 1942. The 1943 event, as well as the following ones, was simply the “Jewell Corn Show.” This year’s event is...

 

Fogo, oldest living Esbon High grad A look back at Esbon High

Before the town of Ezbon (later Esbon) even began, there was Ezbon School District No. 98. The district was organized on Sept. 4, 1873. Little is known about the early years of the school as only a few comments survive. One, a comment in the Sept....

 

Ivan Frost receives Quilt of Valor

Brenda Frost Carlson pieced, quilted and bound a Quilt of Valor to honor her father, U. S. Navy veteran Ivan Frost. The quilt was awarded at a family ceremony on September 4, 2022, at Brenda's home in Sutton, Neb. Ivan Frost and his wife, Leta, are...

 

Constitution Day

Coming up Saturday, Sept. 17, is Constitution Day. Constitution Day became a National Holiday with the passing of the Omnibus Spending Bill of 2004. It is also called “Constitution Day and Citizenship Day.” Senator Robert Byrd proposed the ame...

 

Brad Shelton receives coaching honor

Brad Shelton of Tonganoxie, Kan., has been recognized by the American Baseball Coaches Association (ABCA) as a National Assistant Coach of the Year. The ABCA has been recognizing the merits of assistant coaches since 1999. The ABCA uses criteria...

 

Sixteen High Schools have served Jewell County youth (Salem pehaps the less well-known)

To date, there are thought to have been a total of 16 high schools which provided education for students in Jewell County. Of course, not all were in existence at the same time. But spanning Jewell...

 
 By Kerma Crouse    Features    July 28, 2022

Mayview, Kansas and the Mayview Post Office

The little, now long-gone, town of Mayview, Kansas, was getting “a new store” and the “population was increasing” in March of 1881 (March 24,1881, Jewell County Review and the March 11, 1881, Jewell County Monitor) In fact, 1881 might seem a watersh...

 
 By Kerma Crouse    Calendar    July 14, 2022

Jewell County Plow Day next week

Coming up next Friday, July 15, is the Annual Jewell County Plow Day. This year’s event will take place at “the old Shaffer Place” on I Road in Jewell County. The plow field is four miles west of Jewell on H Road, one mile north on 150 Road and w...

 
 By Kerma Crouse    News    July 7, 2022

Volunteers bind wheat for annual threshing bee

Last Tuesday some tourists crossing Jewell County got to see a scene from the past as 13 workers came together on Fred Eilert's wheat field just west of Mankato. The group ranged in age from...

 
 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,...

 

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