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jewell By Roberta Holdren Joelle Nulf visited her great grand- mother, Mary Shelton, one afternoon this week. Rachel Crouse met her friends in Concordia for bowling. Frosty, Kerma and Rachel Crouse visited in Garden City Friday with Bret, Lucie, Rex, Eleanor and Char- lotte Crotts. They attended church in Goodland with their friends the Rev. Doug and Belinda Amend and Sarah. Norma and Coug Stanley, Augusta, were weekend guessts of Arian and Elva Folsom. The Stanleys came to attend the community-wide yard sales held on the weekend. Becky Loomis celebrated her birth- day April 13. She started the day out by bringing treats to the morning coffee drinkers and then went to Concordia where she met a longtime friend, Mar- garet Garst, for lunch. Her daughter, Billy Loomis, and family honored her with a family supper. Becky said, "didn't know it was so much work to get to be a senior citizen". Mary Ann Maple Baltazor Rowson, Concordia, died Tuesday. Mary Ann lived in Jewell with her mother and attended Jewell School. Rachel, Kerma and Frosty Crouse held their monthly party at the Scoop. The theme of the party was "Rock around the Clock". Cindy Traump had i decorated the table with a large clock with rocks around it. In 1954 the song Rock around the Clock was a music hit. At the Crouse party, some of the 16eople came dressed in styles from that era. Two couples danced to the music.The parties that Rachel and her parents hold are always a lot of fun for those attending. Several from Jewell County at- tendedthe Beloit Community Concert Friday night. The Link Union, a family of eight, provided the night's enter- tainment. Noah Smith, son of Robie and Linda Smith, was killed in a one-vehicle ac- cident north of Beloit Saturday night. Frank and Thelma Shelton are home after their trip to Flordia. The city's second city-wide yard sale held Saturday was a success. There were shoppers here from several towns. A great rain fell Saturday night and Sunday. This will surely help the wheat and the planting of spring crops. Saturday Darlene Thompson went to the home of Bob and Roberta Champlin's house near Concordia to see most of Nadine and Bob Champlin's children and her grand- children; Jace and Megan Champlin's daughter and her great grandchildren Riley and new baby McKinsey Jean born March 29; Jeff and Jamie Champlin and her great grandchildren Charlotte and William. They all came tO attend a wedding planned for the yard of Bob and Roberta Champlin's home. Charlotte Hansen and Arlene Edgier went to Salina Friday. Panorama By Fawna Barrett Wow! Thunder, some lightning and rain! How marvelous! Soft rain fell overnight ,Saturday turning the gravel roads into slushy mush. Sprinkles and light rain dripped from the sky off and on all day Sunday keeping the air on the cool side and adding smiles to the faces of everyone, especially farmers. Later Sunday, deluges of rain poured from the sky for a decent time and fog hugged the ground, a product of moisture and somewhat mild tem- peratures. Rain continued to freshen the air and soak the ground overnight and early morning. Water puddles are ev- erywhere. Birds are singing and the cats are Staying near open doors to watch the rain without getting wet. Lovely, lovely days! Randall By Fawna Barrett Finally, a nice rain. By Sunday evening, .70 of an inch had fallen. It rained off and on all night and into Monday morning, dropping another .80 of an inch. Randall UCW met last Wednesday with three quilting in the morning. Roll call was answered with a funny story. Karen Matteson had devotions from Every Day is a Gift by Erin Lyn BurkE. Lunch was served by Fawna Barrett. ,Joe D. Anderson entered the Mitchell County Hospital last Tuesday evening and was in ICU for a few days. He was transferred to a regular room Saturday. The community was stunned by the death of Noah Smith, son of Robie and Linda (Peters) Smith early Saturday morning in a car accident. He was a sophomore at Beloit High School. Fu- neral services were Tuesday. Naomi Flewelling took Ila McElroy out for lunch Thursday and both had eye appointments in the afternoon. Keri Barber came to visit her par- ents, Wayne and Marti McElroy, for a few days. Keri and Marti went to Iowa for the weekend with Keri' s sons, Koby and Bryce Barber. Hank Kummer, an engineer with Great Plains Manufacturing., was in Courtland Friday helping with new equipment at a farm business there. He stayed the night and part of Saturday with his parents, Roger and Bonnie Houghton. Alya and Nick Keierleber, Manhattan, came Saturday afternoon for an overnight visit with her parents, the Houghtons. Thursday evening, Bruce and Cindy Barrett took his mother, Fawna, out for supper on her birthday. Friday evening Ferris and Susan Barrett came for an ~overnight visit and they took Fawna to supper. Saturday, Bruce was a break- fast guest, and Greg Wilson came for the noon meal at the parental home. -,-i-- c...,;i,, h.a ood time visiting. • • Sharon Tullar and Linda Woerner Jewell last Tuesday. Ionia Pastor Gerry Sharp brought the Sun- day morning message at the Ionia United Methodist Church. The mes- sage was titled "A Loving Circle." Scripture reference was John 13:31- 35. Brad and Linda Kohn were greet- ers and Brad served as the usher. Maryssa Schlaefli lit the altar candles. Pianist and organist were Ann Colson and Linda Kohn. Guests were Anne and Maryssa Schlaefli, Jeremy and Hilary Bledsoe and family, Randall, Nathan and Olivia Vosburg, Abilene. There will be a community potluck dinner Sunday at the Ionia United Methodist Church Annex, starting at 12:30 p.m. Tea, coffee, and the dinner service will be provided. Sunday, Pat Shea, Lawrence, Kan., and his mother, Lola Mae Shea, of Salina, came to the Shoemaker farm to visit Neva and to get some things the Shea's had stored there. On their way home, they visited Harold Shoemaker at Beloit. Sue Shea had to work and was unable to come along on this visit. Much needed rains arrived Sunday. Various amounts were reported around Ionia Monday morning, from 2 to 3.20 inches, The rains were a blessing. Thursday, Karen Boden went to Andover to visit her father, Ivar Johnston. She stopped at Goessel for a short visit at the home of Scott and Rachel Boden. Karen went on to Abilene to attend the induction of a new VFW Auxiliary Post. Monday morning, Pam Carter took her father Coke Wright for a doctor's appointment in Beloit. Coke and Wanetta Wright are now home from the hospital and are recoyering. Friday, Leon and Karen Boden, and Bud Boden, attended the annual sup- per hosted by Rolling Hills Electric at the NCK College, Beloit. After the supper, the Bodens attended a concert presented by a musical family, "Link Union," held at the Beloit auditorium. Thursday, Butch Higer, Superior, visited at the home of Coke and Wanetta Wright. Butch and Wanetta are cous- ins. Friday and Saturday volunteers from the Ionia United Methodist Church are to help at the Jewell County Thrift Shop, Mankato. lgUUlP-~J WILII ltll~ Oa~ua~A ........ *vat.tat a ~,UlJaW Ut UlI~ ~ll.i~,a*.. **La.~. ..... a and Glen Elder areas. Jayne sent him, he was more success- BillMcKinney, who purchased and Sunday, Leon and Karen Boden fill in his search by using Harold's lives in the Burdette Callaway house, had breakfast at the VFW Post, at name and occupation. Glad to hear had a friend from Denver, Colo., who Beioit. from Betty Jayne and to be of assis- was on his way to Lincoln, Neb., visit (Last Week's News) tance in the genealogy project, him last Wednesday night. The friend Friday, Neva Shoemaker and Curt Lucile Clark on Monday gathered was pulling a large box type trailer. andMaureenShoemakerhelpedHarold signatures on a petition which would Much to everyone's surprise, in this Shoemaker celebrate his 91st birthday be presented to the city council at their trailer was a huge TV screen. The atthelongtermcareunitattheMitchell meeting Tuesday evening. The peti- friends hooked up a movie and the County Hospital, Beloit.Thestaffpre- tionaskedthatthecitywhistlebeblown entireneighborhoodhadentertainment. sented Harold with some candy, a card, at 7 a.m., noon and 6 p.m. as has been and the dinner group sang "Happy the case for many years. Now that new Daryl, Linda and Annie Frost ar- Birthday." A table was prepared forones have been installed, everyone rived at their Esbon home this week. HaroldandNevatoeatdinnertogether. should be able to hear it. They plan a longer stay than usual. Harold received birthday telephone Kahle Burgess, Milford, said he is Last Tuesday afternoon, Dwight calls from his daughter, Sue, his grand- going to stay four nights withhis Esbon Frost attended a meeting at Bob's Inn children, and his two sisters, Judygrandparents, in Mankato. There was a small crowd Weber, Troy, and Virginia Dougles, Esbon's April city council meeting in attendance. He said those who were Marysville. was held last Tuesday evening at the not there missed an informative talk Phyllis Becker, Beloit, and Martha community center. All members ex- given by the attorney general. Holland, Kansas City, cousins of Neva cept one were present. Other officers at "Precious Lord, Take My Hand" Shoemaker, visited Neva. They had the meeting were Lila Frost, treasurer, Maybeit was the moisture received been visiting the farm home where and Brian Voboril, city clerk. Other inthisarea.Maybenot, buteveryoneat they grew up, west of Ionia. city residents present were Lucile -the Esbon United Methodist Church Daniel, Danelle, Noah and Lauren Clark, Diana Henry and Delilah Pate. seemed extremely happy as they ar- .................. Perry, Overland Park, were weekend Discussions were covered concerning rived ready to hear the message deliv- guests of Curt and Maureen Shoe- getting a battery back-up for the city ered to them by Rod Rose, lay pastor, maker. They visited Harold Shoemaker siren, the list of names on the petition this Sunday. Janet Kriley was at the at the "Rock Around the Olock" party in on Saturday. Neva Shoemaker joined asking that the city siren be set to have piano. Dereck and Jerrod Gillett were them for Sunday dinner. The Perrys it blow as it has previously for genera- the ushers and Gale Burgess assisted returned to their home Sunday after- tions, and also talked about was the with communion. Rod had the chil- Saturday, Karen Boden went tonoon. meals needed to feed the June bike dren gather around him and asked them Salina to attend a VFW district meet- Monday, Brad and Linda Kohn at- riders, what they would do if someone told ing and later attended a Compassion- tended the spring concert at the Pike Tuesday evening the Jewell-Smith them they had an elephant in their Valley School, Courtland, that their counties rural letter careers group met room. They of course would doubt ate Friends meeting at Concordia. grand daughter, Haylee Bledsoe, par- at a restaurant in Mankato. Attending them and Rod then told them the ser- Saturday, Pat Diemart, Scooter and ticipated in. from Esbon were Ione Shipley, Beverly mon would be about doubting. He then Louanna Frakes, Steven and Jennifer March 30th, Dick and Gloria and Dwight Frost. The evening was said a chain is only as strong as the Beemer and their daughter Della, at- Schlaefli met Susan, Reata, and Alex hosted by a Smith County couple, weakest link. They then proved it as a tended the wedding of Katie Jacobs Elting at a Scandia care and celebrated Monday being allchurchs work day chain did break when they pulled on it, tionand Jimmyand danceF°X'wereThe heldWedding'at thereceP-Burr Alex's third birthday, at the local Thrift Shop found the two yes, the weakest link. Rod read scrip- Oak Community Center, Burr Oak. Esbon churches, the Catholic and the tures from John 10 and titled his ser- Leslie Fedde and friend Dan, Or- Esbon United Methodist, represented by Lila mon "Doubt and Faith." They are op- lando, Fla., were here for a few days Frost, Phyllis Wyrick and Ruby posites, butyoucan'thaveonewithout visiting Roger andArrillaFedde. Steve By Gienna Fogo Hesting. the other. Peter had faith, but he also Harris, Kansas City, also stayed at the This past week two of the projects Thursday was the day forthe Spring doubted. Rod explained that"TheFeast Fedde home, while doing some turkey for which Dane Hansen grants were Tea. It really is a luncheon but what- of Dedication" is the 400 years be- hunting and fishing, received in Esbon have been corn- ever you may call it, it is a time when tween the writing of old and new testa- Frank Diemart visited Harold Shoe- pleted. One of those was for the two the members of the extension units in ments. Jesus showed his scars to Tho- maker at the Beloit Long Term Care, a new city whistles which have been the county get together to have a good mas, who is known as "doubting Tho- coupleoftimesoverthepasttwo weeks, received and were installed by Henry meal and a fun time. The women from mas" and yes he did doubt. The dis- Friday, Roger and Arrilla Fedde Pierce. They are now in operation. Webber were the hostesses this year to ciples all doubted even though the la- attended the aunual Rolling Hills Elec- The Dane Hansen money that was the 13 from the Esbon and Webber dies had said that he was alive. It is not tric Company supper and meeting at given to the Esbon United Methodist areas. All found time from their busy sinful to have doubts, but we must also Beloit. Church for the purpose of leveling and schedules so they could meet at a havefaith. God tries to move us where The Jewell County Historical Soci- refinishing the basement floor of the Mankato restaurant. The program was our faith will grow. Joys and concerns ety will meet today (Thursday) at church has now been put into use. The a simple show and tell. Some of the were shared with fellowship follow- Mankato. The annual threshing bee workmanhave finishedthe floor. Other items shown were a tea pot collection, ing. and antique farm machinery show will improvements in the basement are a wall hangings, a full sized quilt, Zam- "Marching to Zion." be discussed, new bathroomstool and kitchenrange, bia items and what are they? Sixty- Wanda Thummel is suffering the Sunday, Bill Schaefli, Anne and Kim Gillett and Beth Walker have nine dollarswerecollectedtobeadded ravages of a bout of shingles. Maryssa Schlaefli were dinner guests painted the bathroom walls. All now to the scholarship fund for 4-H schol- Kenny and Janet Winters, of DickandGloriaSchlaefliatanEsbon looking good. ars. On the side, the Odessa Home- Hutchinson, stayed the weekend at the cafe. Last week the Esbon friends were makers decided to again fumish a com- home of their daughter and her huE- Sunday Brad and Linda Kohn sorry to read of the death of David mercial arts plaque, which will be pre- band, Deanna and Roger Underwood. hosted a family dinner at their home. Burns. David grew up in rural Esbon, sentedto someoneattheJewellCounty Sunday they attended the baptism of Tuesday, Dick and Gloria Schlaefli, attended Esbon schools and graduated Fair. The women from Esbon who their great-grandson, JackAlan, son of and Kenley and Linda Hoffman,fromEsbonHighSchool, Classof1957. were present were Pam Rice, Virginia Lane and Ashley Underwood. Tipton, had supper together at a Scandia Last Monday, Janie and Burdette Alexander, LucileClark, Betty Voboril, cafe. Callaway, Belleville, visited in Esbon. JeanDavis, Ione Shipley, ThelmaBeam Plans have changed for Scott RodRosebroughttheSundaymorn- Burdette doing his usual summer job andGlennaFogo.Theafternoonended Marihugh. He will not be moved to ing messages at the Esbon United of mowing yards. Janie was available withthisnote from theWebber women: Omaha but will have surgery at Bryon Methodist Church and later at the Burr if he ran into difficulties as she visited "We hope you all enjoy your spring Memorial Hospital in Lincoln, Neb. Oak United Methodist Church. with friends, and summer, so look out the window The plate in his bad leg is supposed to Dick and Gloria Schlaefli recently This week I received a letter from and see the beauty of God's creation." be removed and an outside device completed a bus trip tour of North and Betty Jayne (Dodd) Hickman, LilaFrostdroveto ConcordiaTues- plaged on the leg to stabilizeit. All this South Carolina, Tennesse, Georgia, Hastings. Betty Jayne grew up north of day for a doctor's appointment but the to help the leg in the healing process. Mississippi, Alabama and Missouri. Esbonsosheknowssomeofthepeople bestpartofthetripwaswatchinggrand- The rainy weather Sunday seemed They visited the Biltmore Mansion, or their descendents that I write about son Paul Frost as he took part in tennis to bring a smile to everyone's faces Opryland Hotel Complex, FortSumter, for the paper. She mentioned the ar- matches. He won some. andhelpwiththeirappetiteasthecrowd Elvis Presley's childhood home and ticle about Esbon in 1935. She told of Turkey hunting season has opened at the Third Sunday Buffet at the Vii- museum, President Jimmy Carter's a new found cousin of hers, Charlie and the hunters have moved in. lage Cafe indicated. Library and Museum, Stone Moun- Dodd. The Harold Brittian that was If you don't know just what this Rain, yes, I said rain. Just what we tain,theUSS Yorktown air carrier, and mentioned as having a barber shop in game is perhaps one of these women needed.Thewheatwaslookingthirsty. many other places of interest. They EsbonwasabrotherofCharlie'sgrand- can inform you. Last Wednesday, Pat Reports I have heard on the amounts alsotookasuppercruiseuptheMissis- mother (Mina Brittian Dodd). Charlie Windmuller, Kris Kindler and Lila received ranged from three to four and sippi River in a steamboat, had had trouble fmding out anything Frost joined Pam Hajny at her home a half inches from Saturday and that Ron Dean, Glen Elder, died Friday about that branch of his family, but for an afternoon of ponytail canasta, night. after having a long battle with cancer. His funeral will be Friday at the United Methodist Church in Glen Elder. Ron iii I Drain Bins • Eaton . GSI Buildings • Vacro-Pruden • American Commercial • Agricultural • Industrial Grain Eauioment • Sukup , Hutchinson ' Neco • DMC • York Legs • GSI Dryers 785-781-4383 • 800-221-4383 604 Wisconsin • P.O. Box 17 • Cawker City, Kan. 67430 Contact Dick Wise, Richard Hahn or Doug Pruitt for estimates. • Commercial *Agricultural • Industrial • Metal Buildings • Grain Storage and Handling • Concrete This week's report from Friday, April 15 21 BIk Heifers 502 168.75 25 BIk Steers532 188.00 19 BIk Heifers 475 164.00 25 BIk Steers522 188.00 20 BIk Heifers 482 164.00 16 Mix Steers489 188.00 19 Mix Heifers 521 159.00 16 BIk Steers501 186.00 • 15 BIk Heifers 524 156.00 22 BIk Steers618 185.00 30 BIk Heifers 605 152.00 28 BIk Steers578 182.00 31 BIk Heifers 596 152.00 15 BIk Steers644 177.50 68 BIk Heifers 708 149.00 27 Mix Steers757 161.00 55 BIk Heifers 686 149.00 64 Mix Steers799 152.00 24 BIk Heifers 554 145.00 47 Mix Steers730 150.50 19 BIk Heifers 735 144.00 27 BIk Steers765 147.00 19 Mix Heifers 709 140.00 62 Mix Steers827 146.00 60 Mix Heifers 777 138.50 60 BIk Steers935 139.00 66 BIk Heifers 799 138.00 55 Mix Steers903 136.50 27 Mix Heifers 792 137.00 109 Jer Steers 650 106.00 159 Mix Steers532 190.00 16 Cow Calf Pairs1,418 1,875.00 BARN PHONE 785-378-3283 Consigned for April 22 Don Becker Estate 9 Young Pairs and 22 Young Bred Cows 10 BIk Fall Calving Cows, first half heifers to broken mouth complete dispersal; 15 BIk First Calf Heifer Pairs, big calves; 7 BIk Fall Calving Cows; 7 Running Age Pairs Jon Russell, 785-374-4577, Cell 785-819-6115 Nell Bouray, 402-879-5566 Scott Greene, 785-545-8612 Kelly Bouray, 402-879-3051, Cell 402-879-5567 16.16 Northbranch By Erma Dillon Visiting Gale and Kathleen Jeffery last weekend were Amber, Jason, Parker and Ava Gleason, Salina, and Heath and Mandy Dewey, Fort Mor- gan, Colo. Heath and Mandy surprised them by bringing Craig and Bryson Dewey, Estes Park, with them. While here, they attended the funeral of Dean Langley and visited with their Dewey relatives. Our little great-grandson, Max, af- ter nearly a week in the ICU at Wesley Hospital in Wichita, was able to return home on Thursday and is doing well. Jean Davis had a busy day Thurs- day. At noon she attended the area extension meeting in Mankato. She joined the Highlanders Club in the afternoon at the home of Alyce Gillett. In the evening she returned to the Gillett home where the Union Chapel Bible study group met. At least one eatery in Superior ben- efited with folks from the Northbranch area eating there on Thursday. We counted eight NB folk there at the same time we were! Marilyn Jeffery attended the Rock Hills Elementary School program on Thursday evening. Her pre-K great- granddaughter, Brecken Shulda, was one of the participants. Many Warner relatives came Sat- urday for the graveside service and burial of 46 year old Elisabeth Houck, daughter of Wayne and Pat Warner of Edmund, Okla. Besides her parents, she also leaves her husband, Wayne Houck, and three children. Following the service, dinner was served at the Fellowship Hall. Pastor Jon Harkness and Pastor Rich Miller traded pulpits this week for the Sunday moming worship ser- vices at Northbranch Friends and Glen Elder Friends churches. This proves to be an annual, interesting day for the pastors and the congregations. Sunday, Brett, Beth, Lily,Claire and Wyatt Walker went to Terry and Marlene Walker home in Minneapolis after church. Marlene served dinner and then Brett, Beth, Lily and Claire went to the circus in Salina. Wyatt stayed with his grandparents. Last Thursday afternoon, Alyce Gillett was hostess to the Highlanders Club. Eleven members and three chil- dren were present. The members looked at the wedding pictures they brought and told stories of their weddings. Then that same evening, Alyce was hostess to Union Chapel Bible study. Alyce was lesson leader and Jean Davis had devotions. Random thoughts as we age ... • Old age is coming at a really bad time! • I don't have grey hair. I have "wisdom highlights." • I'm going to retire and live off of my savings. Not sure what I'll do that second week. • At my age, "getting lucky" means walking into a room and remembering what I went in there for. See Us For OFFICE SUPPLIES 111 E. Main St., Mankato, Kan. 785-378-3191 If you're 45 - 64 years old BY PARTICIPATING IN A FOCUS GROUP ON To see f you qua ify to part c pate, take an on ne survey at li ill Deadline for signing up is noon, Monday, April 25th. / /