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Thursday, 30 September 2010 15:21

10 years ago this week

Sept. 28, 2000

A wet snow began falling Saturday, on into Sunday, measuring 7 inches north to 2 1/2 inches south of town making this the earliest snowfall on record. Prior to this the earliest recorded snowfall was received on Sept. 29, 1985 when 5 inches was recorded.

The new field lights at Wauneta-Palisade Bronco field went up earlier in the week with SWPPD in charge of the project, assisted by Wauneta village employees.

Clinton Barger was among 34,000 students named as Commended Students in the 2001 National Merit Scholastic Program, placing in the top five percent of more than one million students in the program.

Mary Vette of Fort Wayne, Ind., spent last week with Chuck and Betty Vette. Thursday supper guests to help Chuck celebrate his birthday were Heath and Michelle Seeker, Bob and Crystal Vette and Katrina Nolan.

Sharon Travis called on Lucille McBride, Audra Romine and Ila Widger Sunday evening, taking bouquets of roses from her garden before Sunday night’s freeze.

Precip for the week: 2.08 inches, for the year: 11.68 inches. High for the week: 94° on Sept. 18; low: 30° Sept. 24.

25 years ago this week

October 3, 1985

A new kindergarten schedule is being tried this year. Half of the 23 youngsters go all day Monday and Wednesday with the other half going on Tuesday and Thursday with the whole group together on Friday.

Pastor Lisle Mewmaw was recognized for 50 years of service as a minister at Sunday’s service with special music sung in his honor and a pin presented by his wife.

Richard Fanning of Goodland, Kan., was a Wednesday supper guest of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Novacek. The Novaceks spent the weekend with Jim and Wanda Novacek in Scottsbluff and attended the dedication service of Joshua, son of Mr. and Mrs Jack Novacek, at the Bethel Baptist Church.

Marian Gibb and Alma Taylor of Helena, Mont., visited from Thursday to Monday in the Junior and Margie Kitt home. They all visited and were dinner guests of Paul and Elnora Kitt and Joan and Ervin Kitt while here.

Mr. and Mrs. Homer Hoff and Mr. and Mrs. Vearl McBride ate out on the 24th in honor of the ladies’ Wednesday birthdays, playing cards later in the Hoff home.

Don and Bonnie Majors entertained at a dinner Saturday honoring the 94th birthday of his mother, Etta Majors with family from North Platte and the Wauneta area attending.

The past weekend’s early snow brought .35 of an inch of moisture with 5 inches of snow.

Total precip for the week: .40 of an inch; for September: 1.89 inches; for 1985: 14.53 inches. Grain Markets: wheat-2.61/bu.; corn-2.25/bu.; milo-3.30/cwt; soybeans-4.56/bu.

50 years ago this week

September 29, 1960

Bill Kennedy, leader of the Elmer 4-H Club and Gary Gibbons, member of the 4-H club, won a state 4-H trip to Waterloo, Ia., to attend the national dairy Club Congress in October. They plan to go on a chartered bus leaving Lincoln on Oct. 4. This is the first time that Hayes County has had a winner to the Dairy Club Congress.

The Colorado State College Band at Greeley, Colo., will play at the football game Sunday which will be televised on ABC. Norma Gockley and Janice O’Neil are members of the band.

A few ladies surprised Mrs. Paul Applegarth Saturday in honor of her birthday. Guests included Esther McFadden, Thelma Harris, Carol Wolcott, Mrs. Harold Moon, Mrs. Burdette Melchert and Mrs. Jack Hahn.

Friday evening guests in the Don Egle home for a fish fry were Mr. and Mrs. Ellis Carpenter and Mrs. Martha Egle. Mrs. Martha Egle also spent the weekend.

Mrs. Forest Hanna, Mrs. Dean Mitchell and Mrs. Frank Clements of Imperial were Chase County delegates to the annual meeting of the Nebraska Home Extension Clubs held in McCook.

Mr. and Mrs. Ted Anderson and Cleve entertained at dinner Thursday evening honoring Mr. and Mrs. Bill Roschewski on their wedding anniversary. Other guests were Wayne and Danny Roschewski, Elaine Anderson and Harold Roschewski.

75 years ago this week

Sept. 25, 1935

Mrs. Fred Grimm and Mrs. W. C. Higley were entertained Thursday in Palisade honoring a girlhood friend of the ladies who recently returned from Washington D.C.

Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Thompson spent Sunday at Sutherland.

Bill McBride drove to Denver Tuesday. His sister, Mrs. Archie Redfield and children, will accompany him home.

The pupils at Hillcrest will have their physical tests at Wauneta Wednesday forenoon. In the afternoon they will enjoy a treat of ice cream and cake prepared by their mothers.

Local markets: wheat-.95; corn-.80; eggs-.22; cream-.22; heavy hens-.14; light hens-.13; heavy springs-.12; light springs-.11.

100 years ago this week

September 29, 1910

Our school certainly needs another teacher.

The early sown wheat is up and looking good. Farmers are putting in the largest acreage that has been sown here for many years.

The sweetest place in the country is E. L. Wiley’s molasses factory.

John Metcalf has decided to remain here and erect another house on his farm.

Stratton has voted to put in water works.

F. C. McCallum and wife left in their auto Saturday to attend the Methodist conference at North Platte.