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Jewell’s history: On June 8, 1874, Lodge No. 116 I.O.O.F. was chartered at Jewell. Samuel F. Burdett, special deputy grand master, assisted by W. H. McDonald of Cawker City Lodge No. 87, organized the Jewell chapter. The following charter members c...



Jewell History:  The Masons of Jewell City and vicinity met in the county hall at Jewell City, on Saturday evening, Dec. 21, 1872. J. D. Robertson acted as chairman of this meeting and L. M. Butts acted as secretary. The group balloted for officers...



Early Jewell businessman, John Calvin Postlethwaite was born in August 1848 in Mifflin County, Pennsylvania. He died Nov. 26. 1910, at Jewell. In 1869, he came to Kansas and entered employment at the Blue Valley Bank at Manhattan. He was the...

 By Sharon Tullar    Columns    April 2, 2020

Jewell Items

Jewell News for April 2 Jewell History: Answer to last week’s question was F. B. Gifford and Wm. Chaney were the two men that constructed a telephone line from the office of the Chicago Lumber Co. to the store of J. D. Robertson. This week: What...



Our sympathy to the family of Dorothy Boger, formerly of Jewell.  Dorothy was the mother of Charli Barrett, who taught in the Jewell schools for a time. Dorothy was born Nov. 16, 1922 and died March 3, 2020. Jewell City-wide Spring Cleanup day is...



My apologies to the Jewell County readers. It seems I had the day and place both wrong last week. I was told it is to be at 2 p.m., Feb. 24 at the Randall Library. Sorry. The book under discussion is “Summer Island” by Kristin Hannah. The Jewell...


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