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Thursday, 09 September 2010 15:12

10 years ago this week

Sept. 7, 2000

Ilo and Wayne Mosiman and Lonnie and Susan Mosiman and girls of Valley Center, Kan., spent Saturday to Monday with Leland and Sharon Maris and all attended the Maris family reunion at Trenton on Saturday. Michael and Kim Maris and girls, Marvin and Mary Emma Maris and Orpha and Devon Maris joined them for dinner Sunday.

Dwaune and DeVeta Redfield and Bill and Mae Line were Thursday supper guests of Bob and Norma Thomas and Helen Lorance, all of Stratton. The occasion was the 96th birthday of Helen.

Family members returned home to Wauneta to help Alvin Knepper observe his 95th birthday which was Sept. 2 on Sunday with dinner, birthday cake and homemade ice cream. Family included Jim and Shirley Pamp, Kirsten Pamp, Steve Pamp, all of Colorado; Doneta Steinert of Lincoln, Eldon and Paula Knepper of Holdrege, Dan Steinert of Hayes Center and Berneta Steinert. Joel Steinert of Logan, Utah, had been a visitor the week before.

Beverly Dinnel hosted a salad luncheon Thursday for the ladies from the Imperial TOPS group in honor of friend and fellow member Agatha Brandt who is moving to Texas.

Lynn and Darlene Haarberg spent the weekend in Lincoln with Theresa Haarberg. Other guests were Edwin Haarberg of Villa Park, Calif., and Lorris and Ruth Haarberg of Arapahoe. All attended the football game and state fair.

Belinda and Brad Hayes of Littleton, Colo., visited grandmother Ruby Anderson Saturday to Monday.

Precip for the week: .35 of an inch; for 2000: 9.02 inches.

High for the week: 100° on Aug. 28; low: 57° on Aug. 31.

25 years ago this week

September 12, 1985

Frank Stute uses a little old fashioned “horse power” to cut and rake his 25 acres of alfalfa and grass when using a pair of draft horses, Kit and Kate. He grew up working with horses until 1941 when they purchased their first tractor. His hobby now includes 16 horses and five spring colts, among them a Belgian stallion and a Perchian stallion.

Janice and Doug Allen and family were Saturday evening visitors of Jack and Verna Sandman, wishing them a “Happy Grandparents Day.”

Supper guests of Vic and Kathleen Haarberg were the Jon Haarberg family, Bob and Pat Kenney of Fort Collins, Colo., and Kathleen’s mother, Ethel Grint of McCook, whose birthday they were celebrating.

Julie Johnson of Seattle, Wash., and Jane Johnson of Omaha spent the weekend with parents Betty and Charlie Johnson. Dave, Lori and Chase Johnson were Thursday supper guests to enjoy a fresh silver salmon dinner, prepared by Julie. The fish was sent with her by a friend who fishes in the Pacific Ocean.

Gabi Reiners who spent the past five weeks in the Don Leonard home, returned to her home in Essen, West Germany Thursday.

Evelyn and Don Kanost of Broomfield, Colo., and daughter and husband Sheryl and Steve Madsen and Shayla Rene were weekend guests of Leslie and Lillian Walgren. Saturday a dinner was held for all family members.

Precip for the week and September: .26 of an inch; for 1985: 12.9 inches.

Grain Markets: wheat-2.63/bu.; corn-2.45/bu.; milo-3.60/cwt.; soybeans-4.63/bu.

50 years ago this week

September 8, 1960

Hamlet School started Aug. 29 with 34 students.

Palisade schools opened Monday, Sept. 5 with 220 students — 65 in high school and 155 in the elementary grades.

Karrol and Jerolyn Kitt and Connie Dicke were one of six purple ribbons winners in the small group competition of the 4-H song contest at the state fair.

Norma Gockley planned to arrive home Wednesday morning from Washington D.C. where she was employed this summer.

Misses Joan Brunkhorst and Bonnie Wicke were guests of honor at a roller skating party held at the Krausnick building Wednesday evening to celebrate their birthdays. Their mothers served cupcakes, ice cream bars and punch at the close of the evening.

75 years ago this week

Sept. 4, 1935

School started with a big enrollment — 137 in high school and 130 in grade school.

Thirty-five men reported to Coach Frank Smith for football practice. First game is Sept. 20 at Wauneta under the lights against Oberlin, Kan.

The mercury dropped to 52° several times during the week. Coal dealers are having a flourishing business and strawhats are being carefully laid away.

Thursday night under the lights the Kitts will cross bats with the Petschs.

Mr. and Mrs. C. E. Schultz of Lincoln, E. E. Porter and Lucille were dinner guests of Mr. and Mrs. E. A. Nowka Sunday evening.

Otto Gestring and family visited at the Dick Haarberg home Sunday.

Local markets: cream-.21; heavy hens-.14; light hens-12; heavy springs-.15; light springs-.12; eggs-.19; wheat-.87.

100 years ago this week

September 8, 1910

Good rain Saturday night, a whooping big one Sunday.

John Hine of Blanche brought in the largest cabbage head of the season - 15 1/2 lbs. It was on exhibition in McCallum’s window this week.

Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Walker, Hilda and Herbert Seward and Clara Kitt spent Sunday at Bischoff’s.

W. H. Winkelman and family arrived overland from Smith County, Kansas on Tuesday. He owns the Andy Martin quarter near the S. B. Walker farm and will erect a house 32x33.

Carl Selby and wife, Cliff Hart and family, Pearly Briston and family, Robert Lewis and family, C. A. Nesmith and family, Mrs. M. W. Nesmith, Mrs. Bertha Smith and children were all at Jas. Nesmith’s Sunday p.m. besides several young men to eat watermelons.