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Looking Back * January 15 PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 14 January 2009 21:38

10 years ago this week

Jan. 14, 1999

Work continued on the new Senior Center with volunteers Leland DeHart, Robert Hanna and Jim Crabb, and others helping at various times. Kay Lorance is the newly appointed director. She had served as director from 1993-1995 but resigned to pursue a nursing career. She also is now employed as an LPN at Heritage of Wauneta.

Tom and Linda Moss were among the guests over the Christmas holidays of Ted, Jennifer, Nic and Crystal Grooms at Casper, Wyo. They all took in the Wyoming Cowboys basketball shootout, seeing teams from Yale of New Haven, Ct., Wagner of Stanton Island, N.Y,, Louisiana Tech and the Cowboys play. Tom also attended the coaches luncheon.

Lana Skelton celebrated her birthday when a group of friends, Nancy Wach, Cindy McKillip, Marsha Cameron, Mary Gigax and Sarah Behrends, took her to Imperial for lunch Wednesday.

Ted and Sharon Travis were in Grand Island Tuesday where they visited Joni Tilford who is there for her two month out-state residency. Husband Ken, Dixi and Skye Travis and Dick Travis also visited.

John Oliver and wife Sherry and grandson of Scottsbluff were weekend guests of his mother, Grace Oliver. Sunday lunch guests were Edna Christensen and her grandson and wife, James and Tyler Christensen of Gaithersburg, Md. Roger and Renae Keller of Mitchell spent Sunday afternoon in the Oliver home.

High for the week: Jan. 10 - 51°; low, Jan. 4 - 0°. Moisture for the week: .04 of an inch; for the year: .12 of an inch.

Grain Markets: wheat-2.80/bu.; corn-1.76/bu.; milo-1.52/bu.; soybeans-4.83/bu.; sunflowers-8.40/cwt.

25 years ago this week

January 12, 1984

Mr. and Mrs. Bob McBride drove to Denver, Colo, Monday where their houseguest for the holidays, Nynke De Jong, left for her American parental home in Minnesota. Nynke is a foreign exchange student from Balk, Netherlands.

The children and grandchildren of Phebe Barlow gathered Sunday to honor her 94th birthday. Her three children and spouses and several grandchildren accompanied her to church in the morning. An open house, hosted by the V.F.W. Auxiliary #7028 Unit, was held Saturday at the Legion Hall. Phebe is also a Gold Star Mother.

Mabel Dicke spent Monday afternoon with Marjie Kitt. The ladies are quilting on a quilt which Mrs. Kitt has made for granddaughter Nicole Kitt.  

Jolene Heldenbrand hosted a birthday dinner Friday at the The Steakout for a group of ladies honoring Jolene’s grandmother, Helen Rousey, on her birthday.

Mr. and Mrs. Keith Sexton, Mr.and Mrs. Gordon Deininger and Mr. and Mrs Homer Hoff ate the club Saturday evening and later played cards at the Hoff home.

Precip for the week, month and year: .00.

Grain Markets: wheat-3.21/bu.; corn-2.98/bu.; milo-4.59/cwt.

50 years ago this week

January 15, 1959

Superintendent of Schools C. J. Sutherland announced that Miss Kay Hoff was the recipient of a Regent’s scholarship. Miss Sandra Morgan and Miss Gloria Brunt were named alternates.

Friday afternoon a group of neighbor ladies gathered in the home of Mrs. J. I. Kerchal and Mrs. Keith Kerchal with refreshments and gifts. The occasion honored the ladies on their birthdays.

Mrs. Otto Becker spent Monday afternoon with her mother, Mrs. Doris Bartels, while the men attended the annual congregational meeting at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church.

Mr. and Mrs. Merle O’Neil were Sunday afternoon visitors in the home of Mr. and Mrs. Jake Tepley.

Mrs. Wilma Ross and son Dallas of McCook were Thursday supper guests in the G.W. Harris home.Mrs. Ross. G. W. Harris and Mrs. Mary Romine all attended the open house in the Abbuh home in Palisade Thursday afternoon in honor of Mrs. Smoot’s birthday.

Mr. and Mrs. Dick Nordhausen and Loren and Mr. and Mrs. Henry Fischer and boys were Sunday evening visitors of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Wicke. The evening was spent watching films taken of Dale Fischer while serving in Korea and some taken of the 50th anniversary celebration of Mr. and Mrs. Dick Lindemann of Maryland.

75 years ago this week

January 17, 1934

Mr. and Mrs. Wells Cox were pleasantly surprised Thursday evening by 20 of their friends who came to help furnish their new home. The guests supplied the Cox home with all the cracked dishes and ragged curtains it needed. The evening was spent playing bridge and pinochle and a lovely floor lamp was presented to Mr. and Mrs. Cox.

Superintendent Olson, Vernon Hungate, Frank Smith and Bruce McCallum drove to Culbertson Tuesday evening to see the basketball game between Culbertson and McCook. Mr. Hungate reffed the game.

Mr. and Mrs. J. S. Liston motored to Denver Monday to visit with friends and attend the Stock Show.

Mrs. Bert Lewis entertained 16 little friends Sunday in honor of Eddie Lewis and Billy Dale Pribbeno’s birthdays. Eddie was 5 years old and Billy Dale 6 years. The afternoon was spent playing games and ice cream and cake were served later in the afternoon.

Mrs. H. F. Burham left Monday for Hastings after spending several weeks with her son Nelson and family.

Local Markets: cream-.13; hens-.07; springs-.07; eggs-.12; butter-.15; turkeys-.09; hides-.04; wheat-.62; corn-.30-.31.

100 years ago this week

January 14, 1909

James Miner is hauling ice out home. He proposes to keep cool this next season.

The ice crop is being harvested this week. J. W. Hann had his put up from the Parnell bayou and the other houses are being filled from the lake. It is over a foot thick.

The Calvert Ladies Aid Society will realize $136.00 after all expenses are paid on their 26 acres of corn raised on S.E. 1/4. Sec. 19-4-36.

W. A. Butler of Stratton came up to M. M. Johnson for a load of the ladies aid corn.

Two young men, old acquaintances of the Stock family, are out from Illinois making them a visit.

The cold weather hasn’t abated any as yet.