February 13, 2020
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 County’s Sheriff’s office reports the following Rock Hills High School SAFE winners for January. They were Haley Garst, freshman; Sam Underwood, senior; Jerod Gillet, junior, and Conner Cosand, sophomore. Haley is a resident of Jewell. Congratulations to all the winners.
Beloit High School Homecoming was Friday night. King was Lucas Mong, and queen, Abby Vetter. Abby is the daughter of Phil and Kristy Vetter of the Randall community. Congratulations to the king and queen.
The Christian Church CWF women will meet Saturday. Susan Greene will be hostess. Members are to bring love gifts for the parsonage family.
Jewell History—Mary M. Runyan was the first woman school teacher in both Jewell City and Jewell County. Pat Zentz had the right answer last week. This week’s question is who were the first permanent settlers of the Buffalo Valley? There are seven listed and they took claims in the immediate vicinity of Jewell City on April 8, 1870.
Ron and Debbie Abram, retiring missionaries, will be speaking during the morning service at the Christian Church on Sunday. A pot-luck meal will follow the service. Everyone is welcome to attend. Ron and Debbie Abram have some Jewell connections.
The J-Janes met Saturday morning, at the home of Marsha Erickson. The lesson was given by Mary Ann Kibbe.
It is coming! The first event celebrating Jewell’s Sesquicentennial! Historical Home Tour will be given on Sunday. The event begins at 2 p.m. at the Jewell Community Center with refreshments and entertainment. Transportation for the tour will be provided.
The bowling was great in Concordia last Monday. Rachel Crouse enjoyed being with her friends.
Several guests visited the Crouse home on Friday. Carl Knarr and Mary Shelton of Jewell, Darrell Brandt, Superior; Glen McClure, Glen Elder; Neil and Sierra Bonjour, Roland and Charles of Formoso, all visited in the afternoon or evening.
Kerma Crouse went to Manhattan Saturday and watched her grandson, Rex Crotts of Garden City, swim in a meet at the Natatorium on the Kansas State University Campus. Rex cut his time in two of his three events. Melinda Headrick Rose also attended the event. On Sunday, Kerma went to Hutchinson to watch her granddaughter, Eleanor Crotts of Garden City, play volleyball. Eleanor’s team, Garden City Mission, tied for third in the tournament.
A reminder to the Trinity UMW—The annual quilting days begin at 9 a.m. today (Thursday) and Friday.
Butch and Annette Burks made a weekend trip to Boulder and Castle Rock, Colo., to see their granddaughter, Taylor McQueen, and her boyfriend and also to visit their daughter, Melissa McQueen and husband, Danny. While there, they toured Taylor’s work place, an ice rink, gym and more, which is called Impact.
The Phillipsburg Classic high school wrestling tournament took place Saturday. Braden Burks placed third in varsity and Ayden Loomis placed fourth in the junior varsity.
The JOY class hosted game night at the Trinity U.M. Church last Sunday night. About 30 people had a good time trying to win each contest in a minute. Muscles that hadn’t been used for a while were sore after the competition and the noise level was pretty high. Snacks and board games were enjoyed also.
Our sympathy to the Ray Thompson family of Beloit. Ray died on Saturday. Lori Slate of Jewell is a daughter.
Kyler Eugene Gasper was born Sunday to Grant and Brooke Gasper of Knoxville, Tenn. He weighed 5 lbs. and 13 ozs. and was 18 1⁄4 inches long. Grandparents are Richard and Rhonda Gasper of Knoxville, Tenn., and great-grandmothers are Twila Means of Jewell and Helena Gasper of Tipton.
Happy Valentine’s Day to all our readers.