Should there be a Swimming Pool in Jewell?
 
Because there was no pool in Jewell, this 1957 article published in the Ellsworth News
tells of Jewell kids taking swimming lessons after riding a bus to Webster City:
 
 
In 1961, a proprosal to include a pool is found in the bond issue for the new South Hamilton School School:
 
This next news article was published June 14, 1961:
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Although a bond issue for a school did finally pass, there was no pool in that plan.

 
The city of Jewell did, however, ask for a municipal pool.
 

 
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Two swimmers at the Jewell Pool are preparing to jump in and try disrobing to their swimwear in order to make their shirts and jeans into flotation devices.   This was a requirement for the Boy Scout swimming merit badge and also for Red Cross lifesaving classes.