Another round of grants were given to Jewell County organization in November, thanks to the generosity of the Dane G. Hansen Foundation in Jewell County. The following grants were awarded:
The City of Esbon was awarded $2,580 to purchase 3 automatic external defibrillators and train volunteers to use them.
The City of Mankato was awarded $5,000 for the Volunteer Fire Department lights, sirens, communication equipment and slide out train for newly purchased fire truck.
Jewell County Fired District #6 was awarded $4,161 for a Hale HPX200-B18 Fire Pump to satisfy insurance standards.
City of Esbon was awarded $34o to replace lights in Christmas decorations with energy efficient LED lights.
Jewell County Fire District #5 was awarded $4,161 for a Hale HPX200-B18 Fire Pump to satisfy insurance standards.
City of Jewell was awarded $10,000 for a downtown improvement project to get rid of three unsafe buildings for public safety.
City of Burr Oak was awarded $2,444 to transform a dangerous, unsightly lot into a beautiful playground/picnic park.
Jewell County Memorial VFW Auxiliary 7830 was awarded $1,544 for banquet tables and an electric oven.
City of Burr Oak was awarded $8,500 for air conditioning system at the Community Center.
Rock Hills High School/Ag Education Department was awarded $2,500 for a new welder.
Rock Hills Elementary School was awarded $1,500 to provide flexible seating in the 3rd grade classroom.
K-State Research & Extension was awarded $475 and $1,900 to provide soil sampling tools to be kept in the Jewell County Post Rock Extension Office and available to Jewell County farmers and purchase a set of weights to be used for the Stay Strong, Stay Healthy Program for seniors.
Caldwell Cemetery Board was awarded $1,100 toward helping to erect a white fence around the property. They are looking for people who have a loved ones buried at the cemetery south of Formoso or have a special connection to the property to help finish the project with donations. If you are interested in helping, please contact the Jewell County Community Development office at 785-378-7036 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
First Baptist Church in Mankato was awarded $1,400 to purchase lightweight tables and chairs for the community-use fellowship hall.
Jewell County Hospital was awarded $6,500 to remodel the admissions area of the hospital to accommodate handicapped patients and employees.
Please be watching for another possible round in spring 2016.