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6B :fRE SUPERIOR EXPRESS Thursday.xOctober 20, 2016 r Four Ways from Northbranch By Erma Dillion Our communities have been sad- rie, Andrew and Jacob Bonebrake, l"o- dened by the deaths of Jay Gillett on peka, David, Autumn, Logan, Thursday and Patty Bird on Friday. Addyson, Easton and Larson Gillett, Services were held for Jay Monday Bennington , Makayla and Cede momingat Williams Funeral home in L'Ecuyer, Valley Center, Terry and RedCloud and forPatty Monday after- Marlene Walker, Minneapolis, Sam noon at Northbranch Friends Church. and Alyce Gillett, Travis and Castle These two, along with Ron Dillon, Mick and family, Topeka, Shawna who died Oct. 2, each had ties to High- Doane and Emmett, Downs, Ashley, grown and produced pumpkins ever ing operation and responding to this since, market. Now the fall season is here. Brett got adegree in agronomy from It's a perfect time to go on a quest for K-State and returned to the farm. He the perfect pumpkin. married Jenna and they now have a two Run Wilson is director of the Huck year old named Will. Brett's brother BoydNationaIInstituteforRuralDe- Eric is now a sophomore in agronomy, velopment at Kansas State University. He works on weekends. The Pfizenmaiers farm the tradi- tional crops of wheat, soybeans, grain sorghum and corn and operate a cow- calf herd. Brett and Eric also produce and market the pumpkins. The Pfizenmaier family farmhouse is located directly on Highway 24, so it Louisiana Purchase seen as a bargain By Kerma Crouse Here are some numbers we can barely imagine. 530,000,000 acres of land with a purchase price of a mere 3 land Township located in the North- west comer of Jewell County. Our Mallory and Jack Underwood, Esbon, is a visible and convenient place for cents an acre. Jewell County (along sincere condolence to each of the fami- HannahWanklyn, Jewell, andAnaand customers to stop. Each fall Brett and with the rest of Kansas and all of Ne, lies. Selene Davis, Esbon. Eric set up a stand with straw bales and braska South Dakota, Oklahoma Saturday late afternoon the former Sunday dinner guests of Sam and attractivedisplaystomarketthepump- Louisiana, Arkansas, Missouri, Iowa, Union Cttapel Church was the scene of AlycewereTerryandMarleneWalker, kins. It is known as the Pfizenmaier most of Montana and Wyoming, plus a lively gathering. Claire Walker had a Brett, Beth Walker and family, Jim Pumpkin Patch. parts of Texas, Colorado, North Da- princess party for her third birthday, and Kim Gillett and boys, Susan and About 25 percent of their produc- kota, Minnesota and New Mexico) was After ast/pper prepared by her mother, Sophia Olson, Carrie Bonebrake and tion is sold wholesale to other vendors, part of a historic land deal-- the Loui- boys, Victoria, Makayla and Cade but most of it is sold directly to retail siana Purchase. Beth Walker, cupcakes were served. L'Ecuyer. customers at the stand on the farm. On Oct. 20, 1803, the United States But that wasn't all; there was a cake for Sunday a emoon Sam Gillett, Su- Every year the Pfizenmaiers rotate Senate voted 24-7 to approve the pur- other recent birthdays, or ones to come. san Olson and Sophia went to the hos- the growing fields to a different part of chase that doubled the size of the United Luke Hutson was 8, Sophia Olson was tuming9'and Jerrod Gillett will be 14. pital in Belleville to visit Norman the farm so as to help control insects. States. The price of $15 million was An ice cream cake was served because Bottger, Sam's brothex-in-law. He is Once the stand opens, Brett invento- quite arguably a bargain. However, it Employees at KDNS-KZDY radio station, Glen Elder, display an award they recently received. Pictured (from left) ries the stand daily and picks and re- was $13 million more than the $2 mil- foodDereCkandGillettsweets.iScelebratingtUming 16. withLtSthef recoveringpastor JonfrmHarknessa stroke.welcomed ev- are Chad Halleck, news director, Dusty Deines, sports director, Wade Gerstner, general manager, plenishes products as needed, lion Congress had authorized for the birthday youths were Brett, Beth, Lily eryonetotheStmdaymomingworship 'Our customers seem to like the purchase of the city of New Orleans and Wyatt Walker, John, Marcia and service at Northbranch Friends. He ~i,d~O Sl[~l, tiOll caius ., Friday guests of Brad and Linda The quest for the fact that ourpumpkins are pry-picked and the Florida panhandle. . .,. ,. ~. __ _1_ r~onn were most or th~,i,- t~----.--,,onit- p _ ,** r'rcaidcntThomasJeffersonwanted Ross HUrson, Downs, Susan Olson, then gave announcements and noted l~vel'lU ~ awards perzect pumpkin ,,,u t;uitve[neiit tOy mem to ptcK up," Minnesota, Jim and Kim Gillett, Car- the numerous prayer concerns, offer- dren, Haylee Bledsoe, Nathan and Brett said. Another remarkable factor the port of NEw Orleans. He consid- KDCountry94mGlenElder-Beloa ""vi " " i v ..... isthenumberofaltematives.Theseare eyed it a necessity for the economic ' , ing prayer for each one. Musicians w six awards from th,, |tenses Asso- uu a vosourg. Jute taaD tD J elation of Broadcasters m the small ....... well "~ -- By Ron Wilson Pfizenmaiers offer various sizes, col- James Monroe to Paris to assist Robert ew-11ell By Roberts Holdren were Rosette Jeffery and Becky .': " Saturday Rite Rose and Gloria not all plain, orange pumpkins. The growth of the country. Thus he sent McNicbols. October is pastor appre- mark - "io station a " clud acmaem went to me Je ounty ,,_ ......... e~ raa c tegory, m- . ............ lhe perrect pumpkin ~nat s me elation month. Wands Warner made a ...... talstoncal oclety sponsoreacrartsnow ...... ors and related types, such as gourds, Livingston, Minister to France, in ne- mg two nrst pmce awards. ;,, ...... a ,x,-dlla oojecuve or a young term entrepre- squash,jack-o-lanterns, piepumpkins, gotiating the purchase. When Monroe KermaCrouseheldabirthdayparty presentation to Jon and Emily. Each " " t .............. ................ The staffrece|ved thetr awards a ...... " t's .... neurwhosemterestmapumpkinseed- giants and more. arrived, hefoundinsteadoftheplanned Friday honoring her daughter Rachel year to show the churchcongregation's were netpmg at me some y doom ..... theOct. 10 at the annual KAB Conven- .....dGloriaSchla "" lmg4-Hprojecthasgrownmtoabus|- We offer around 26 different vari- negotiation, a surprise. at the Scoop. Several of Rachel's appreciation for our pastor they am .... st lntsweeKu=CKan enl tton m Wichita: Complete Sportsca , . ....... Te-- of " ness of its own In April 1803, the French govern- friends and relatives were on hand to presented with some sort of gifts or C b joined rmn and Marie try topeKa . cries of pumpkins and gourds each 1st place, KD ountry 94 Sports y .... t ailercamnin, Brett Pfizenma|er and his brother, help her celebrate. Each of the guests other deeds of kindness. This year Dusty Deines; Station Website, 1st raco p eoruays,,. v Eric, are owners and operators of the year, and we are always upgrading and ment had presented Livingston with an told of a special birthday that they WandaWarner hadauniquepresenta- place, by oa LaKe. - ws Pfizenmaier Pumpkin Patch Their changing them," Brett said. "The per- offer to sell their entire North Ameri- remembered and then all sang HapPy tion at the beginning of the worship DerekNester;Sports feature,2ndplace, A newLmaS a Vee aff was installed at parents, Pat and Maureen Pfizenmaier, andfect pumpkin is out there somewhere,we,re working on it." theCan empire, not just New Orleans andportion of Florida. Monroe and Birthday to Rachel. Kerma and Rachel service Sunday morning. Shehad three MLB Umpire Todd Tichenor by Wade .......... farm west of Clay o,.,t,.~ ~r~ Brett especially enjoys interaction Livingston quickly negotiated the treaty had made .cupcakes for the refresh- gift wrapped boxes and they were to ............. ionia united Metlaomst t~laurch, lne : ............. Lwersmer; ruouc Arralrs r'rogram, znu . " am wil with repeat customers through the that was agreed on April 30, 1803, and ments: ' choose one of them which would tell , v,,oAv,,,o, ....aa ath handmap accessible r p 1 make Bobby Bulk, a famdy friend, helped ..... """'"" ...... hurch ........ Bobbie Hammon's sale was held them what they would receive. After a ~oa, c'.,,o,,,~r- S,~,~rto Via, ~, Pla,, posslme access to tide c ann the the Pfizenmaiers with their tlelo crops, years. He's sold to visitors from as far signed on May 2, 1803. ............. e-, o- ~---,:- :, " D nn The treaty obliged the United States Thursd~y evening. She is moving closer bitofdeliberationtheychoseboxnum- i, ..... m .... ti,~, ~ r~i,,~i,,II annex. It was bu|lt by a yandChad Healsolovedtogarden, andthatknowl- away as Colorado and Texas. Salesare to her iwlatives, bertwo. Upon opening it they found a anq,~,~,.hvr3, ~n,.i,,,~ w,a,. a~mmennk w~tla ne=pm van edgewouldprovehelptulmtlaetuture, also strong to customers from large to assume some $3,750,000 in Ameri- Betts' James was a weekend guest message, written on paper shaped as a ~'" ".'~ "~"."%"~;; 7~,V -";'7"~" ~;''" Shamburg Brett and his brother were active in and small communities in the region, can citizens' claims against the French L, ersmer ana naa taanacK; tiarar ews . , " ........ of her 2laugher Susan and family at pumpkin. Their family was given an ......... woruwasrece|vedtlaatratWr|ght 4-H One year Brett tried a 4-H project such as Manhattan and Beloit, plus government as well as paying t,eature, nonoranle mennon, r~ansas .......... Manhaltan. expense paid trip to a well-known ...... ......... k meu rest week Her nusoana Ed to learn about germination of seed- rural towns such as Clifton, population $11,250,000incash. There was oppo- Friday evening several people from pumpkin patch in southern Nebraska. t.egismuve aeries oy ..nata raauac . Wright, a native of the Ionia commu- lings using a nice, big pumpkin seed as 542, and Glasco, population 520. sition. nity. an example. He planted and watered The Pfizenmaiers work hard to care Federalists argued that the presi- It is hoped this will provide a fun filled day for them. And by the way, all three boxes had the same note in them! Serving as ushers were Todd Jeffery, Brad Jeffery and Kelly McNichols. The piano offertory was an arrangement of "He is Lord." The special was a vocal solo, "Sweet Hour of Prayer," sung by Emily Harkness. Pastor Jon's sermon text was taken from I Kings 3 and 4. At this time Jewell county attended the Commu- nity Cdncert at Conordia. The concert was tiffed "O Sole Trio." Ml~inda Rose came from Manhat- tan Friday to help Rachel Crouse cel- ebrate her birthday. Jack Trussell, formerly of Jamestown and now from Topeka, vis- ited "I%vila Means Thursday. Jack, Twila and Roberts Holdren are mem- bers of the Randall Rural High School Class-6f 1950. Solomon had become the king of Is- LeS and Elaine Spellman were reel. He asked for and received wis- weekend guests of Darlene Thomp- dom from the Lord. It is important that Sympathy goes out to Bud Boden Ionia and the Boden family on the death of Bud's brother, Nick Boden. pastorGerrySharpbroughttheSun- Darin, Chrystal, Dariyn and Dajah day morning message at Ionia United German of Saline stayed Sunday after- Methodist Church. The message was noon through Monday with Dick and titled "Having The Inspired Word." Gloria Schlaefli. They had a wiener Scriptures read were 2 Timothy 3:14- roast Sunday night, and Monday they 4:5. Ann Colson was greeter. Brad all went to work on the farmstead by Kohn was usher and Rite Rose lit the Burr Oak. altar candles. Neva Shoemaker's cousins, Ron There will be a Gospel Singspiration and Phyllis Becker, Beloit, visited Neva at 7 p.m. Sunday at the Burr Oak Chris- on Sunday afternoon. Phyllis once lived the seed and watched it grow. After it sprouted and emerged, Brett didn't want to just throw the seedling away, so he took ithome and planted it. In fact, he ultimately planted an 80 x 100 square-foot field of pumpkins. Un- fortunately, it seemed that about ev- erything that could go wrong did go wrong. "That first year was close to a flop," Brett said. "We had bugs and weeds." In the end, they produced about 100 for their pumpkins. "We do it all by hand," Brett said. That includes plant- ing and weeding. "It'/s not easy tod9. It requires constant monitoring for fun- gus, squash bugs and cucumber beetles." Pfizenmaier Pumpkin Patch is now in its 14th year. That first plot of 100 pumpkins has grown to three to five dent did not have the constitutional authority to make the purchase. Jefferson countered that the constitu- tion granted authority to govern terri- tories thus it was presupposed there was the authority to purchase territory. The Supreme Court upheld his argu- ment. Westward expansion began almost acres producing several thousand immediately. It was only nine years pumpkins annually. For more infer- later, on April 30, 1812, that Louisiana marion, go to Facebook and search for became the 18th of the United States. Pfizenmaier Pumpkin Patch. son. weprayforourleaders, that they would tian Church. and went to school in the Ionia area. pumpkins and gourds altogether, and The perfect pumpkin and a great Mhre Hartlel came home from the seek wisdom from God Pastor Jon Monday was an"allchurches" work Karen Boden went to Andover last they learned a lot. They tried again the customer exnerience" That's the goal "The work of art may have a moral hospitai~but had to be taken back to the suggested there is adiffe~ncebetween day at the Jewell County Thrift Shop, Thursday for a few days with her fa- next year, and with help from family of Brett and Eric ~om Pfizenm~aier effect, but to demand moral purpose hncnital th~ next day wisdom and knowledge He cited an Mankato. Tomorrow (Friday) and Sat- they, Ivar Johnston while her brothers friend and garden guru Bobby Bulk, P,,mnkin Patch They are makine a from the artist is to make him rain his ""~ola'Griffeth and Sharon Tullar example of the differ~nce..With wis- urday, Ionia United Methodist Church went hunting in North Dakota. they expanded production. They have di" "fference hy dlversii~ying their fanny,., work." Johann Wolfgang von Goethe wen-t2~ Reioit for an outin~ with their ~ dora vou, ~tomato is a fruit,, will be working with the First Baptist After church b~Sunday~.LeoR and ...... ~ i ~, ~..~ .....~ ! '~ : . ' oarnn,in~ c, rnnn Fnda" v and saturday, with knowled e ou know not rebutChurch at the thrift shop. Fo o Karen Boden went, to Belo[t to~ the Guests ~f Suste McCarty a-'-~-"trt~e tomato mafrultsa.Tadt ~bles~the mformatton on becom|n.g a o!unteer VFW breakfast. After breakfast they Jewell Corn Show were Kaye andnation because of Solomon's. wisdom, representing .... the church m Ioma con- went on to Manhattan and picked up Daryle Schroder and Verle Schroder, However, Solomon lacked judgement Pastor Sharp, Ann Cmson or Hayley Boden who attends Kansas Nebraska.LenoraDanielson, Beiiville, anddidnotalwaysmakegoodchoices. KO~.. . . . State University. They went on to also visited with the group and at- Open worship gave time for thosc who . t:ozeWnghtrecentlybecameapa- Lawrence to visit Shane, Nick and tended th Com Show. "-1 .... tos ..... ofinsi-htsand-raises dent. at Mitchell Count.y. Hospital, SamanthaBoden.Theywerejoinedby An elderly lady said she wanted to tre~,~ ~, ,l~h, ~o.~,~,.~ ,,,=.~ ~x anti Belott. As of Sunday he still remained Jason Boden, Merriam, and all went to . ...... -- ...........................a -atient there Brad and Linda Kohn ............. lwe long enough to see wno wins tins Rhonda Bird of Belleville g supper to cmeorate aamanma s z t st ..le ,;on visited Coke on Sunday afternoon birthda,, C'~anna DeLeon and her dog visited ,__ Myc_~l_Rose,_one,o, fo_urgo~dnei_gla- Last Tuesday, Dick and GloriaTw~'of Harold Shoemaker's sis- ............~,,o;.. ~ ....... ..... a walked her doe in oors, took j onn..wmun. . to n=su-l~ Schlaefliwentto.. Great Bend., and while ters, Judy Weber, Troy, and Virginia ~l ~lr~]l ~]~,- i"--.-- m. .... W-~de She also vis- Monday toy nts ~tatysm ~reatment so there they v~s~ted Gloria s aunt, Joan Doug , dry ,las M sville visited Harold at I _ o_ [ .. ,, . . ..... _...~_ Ermacou|eattend~emneralsforJayLockwood "- ................... "~-ital's LT" lteu her granumomer tvla[y LUU P-Hla~',,~ADa~'~II:II~,"I ,~ . .~-~ . -- -- ut~ LVI.It~IIICll L.Uttllty nub[J m.ahnn ,.,.,,.tt ,=,,, ,,,,,] ..,..,.. unaay, Koat oseoroughtthemes- . .... i Crl SaPlea.Yfo twb:lsltakenbyamblance wsUldAl ta Cesgal Irw klinO0 his ited Ro.b ' t and Jennifer Thompson WmaSothe plamstat htenV eddd gce to the hospital Saturday night. Y-~llow .... the - P in- sessionp Ev and their two sons, Belott. ,. y. Later, mey, ...... a- Kerma Crouse delivered the ser- to on~e~s ~elcoge bri~ a friend and Frank OiemartvisitednaroldShoe- o lng recepuon nela at me auperlor mon Sunday at the United Methodist e ry..~ ~... ,t. .... ' g. maker and Coke Wright last week. Country Club. jut, us tu, die vnnre evening. Saturday morning, visitors of Rite aturday, an 85th birthday celebra- "" mdaWoemer attended the Eagle Oneliners: .... best Rose were'Sky Man ey, Dakota Rose ! on was held, for Conn!e Schm dt in .......... ~ .... :n- Austen uon t tet your wornes get me and babv Aurora Grace, McCook They wemngton, where Lonme now resmes. t t tirorir YH is' a;ie project y :;sl t?eame.ber, Moses started out all had (unch ogethwer at a ta Anl Ue lb lr of ifer ndSoLndofam lyata was building playground equipment O-"ortuni""ma' knock once but Elder. Rod use as h p' g ' fo o---ections a low cost lap . 'Y Y . _ ,. harvest field at the time of the visit, rmer resident of Ionia. f'~i, li',~"~'~ro"v"i'a'; lod ,in , for visitors temptation bangs on the trent door ""?'~:of ilamates m the Ellsworth Correc-" v. " '= forever.. I, ' I iaiai~!~i~s~i~ii t~ra~s~i ~b~l~[~!!isi~;~A~, ~h~ffel~fusii~e~'~'a~te'i~ ' n -miTpa s I ~uit griping about yourchurch; if it II II I ~~i~'c:a~oS !~e oimlir:inedjewelry boxes I uonal Facdlty The ceremony also was rfect, oucouldn t belon i~chldedth~resentationofothertroop pe ~'Y g Sk'd Steer Maintenance s for details) German awards, which involved Cody Bour- .... . ...... I I I I V el bon.:AustenandCodyaresonsofTroy "A baby Is Ijoa s,,opmlon mat. me |l ' I and Sabrina Bourbon. Other family world should go on. t=arl : anaourg I' m~..,, ,,,s hat were present for the cer- ~ II Sign ber 30, 2016 and /I I ";/NgT:~'~I~T("]IV.~,Nr}r~(["]I| |.~ ~!i{!iim!~~and radi testing equipment I emo ywereWayneandChaleeBraun, I OIIi=1 IP_ &llP.Tlftld I II .... /I Wal e'eg ?mna Johansen, Gretna, ac- I I II receive 10% discount on parts /I companied Karen Matteson on a fall I _ ..... u.'"' | I ' J [ foliage road trip which included tours I M rihuol I I I of historic houses in Hiawatha, | ............ :-07.'. | | | Atchison, and Topeka, and a stop at 1 Seelast week's paper for fun sale | I ~,'~k ~~RI I Saliria to visit Mr. and Mrs. Robert I hillnrnn tnfd,linomal~.eom 1 I I Hiller. I .... I I I Saturday Steve and Lucy Black II AI" I I I brought their hot air balloon and vis- I ....... 1 I ..... :> I ited Dennis and LeIla Becker, rural 1 I-rlelln.q I ealw I I I Mankato. Wade Becker, Blaine and I ,,,,,4 ~, t~b,~,~ Int, I I ~ I Knox, and Arleta Carlton were also ~ I I weel