Jewell, Lincoln Highway, DeLon Thompson

Gina McAndrews joined Susan Franzen in a Road Trip to Jewell. Dick Steffen, local Jewell historian took us on a tour of the new Jewell historical museum and Jewellsworth Trail from Jewell to Ellsworth. He also told us how JADE (Jewell Area Development Enterprises) has refused to let Jewell “fade into the shadows” like some small towns. Melissa Rothler then joined us to describe how a town of 1,200 has created a positive business environment and a bustling Main Street. Marlene Austin added the perspective of her family who moved to Jewell for its quality of life.

Jan Gammon, of Prairie Rivers Resource Conservation and Development (RC&D) told us about the Lincoln Highway Heritage Byway and its upcoming conference. We closed out the show with the songs and story of Roland native DeLon Thompson.

Originally broadcast 06/21/2017
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