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Thursday, 16 December 2010 17:50

10 years ago this week

Dec. 14, 2000

Palisade Elevator to venture into the fertilizer business. According to Cathy Humphrey, head manager of the Wright-Lorenz branch in Palisade, the plant should be open before farmers begin fertilizing fields in the spring. Joe Vrbas will manage the plant’s operation, assisted by Jim Hicks.

Father Greg Pawloski of St. John Catholic Church in Wauneta and St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Imperial returned from a trip to Egypt Nov. 30. He spent a month in Cairo for a conference of the Jesus Caritas Fraternity of Priests of which he is the leader, or Responsible, in the United States.

Jack Maddux of Wauneta was named the 2000 Nebraska Cattleman of the Year during the Nebraska Cattlemen Convention held in Kearney.

Jan Huser flew from Denver Nov. 16 to London, England, where she met nephew Abdulla Alfoory. They visited his brother there, then flew to Muscat, Oman, where she was a guest of her niece, Lori, and Abdulla, Samyah, Saeed, Saif, Sultan and Samer. She had the privilege of meeting Irish President Mary McAleese and visited many places of interest.

Paul and Elnora Kitt returned from a six-day tour of Branson, Mo., with a group of two bus loads of people from across Nebraska.

Tony and Jan Cribelli attended the National Rodeo finals in Las Vegas last week.

Precip to date for the year: 17.10 inches. High for the week: 52° on Dec. 9; low: -2, Dec. 10.

25 years ago this week

December 19, 1985

Proof of insurance will be necessary to register motor vehicles in Nebraska, beginning Jan. 1, 1986, according to Kay Hazard, Chase County Treasurer.

The Alvin Christensens and Glen and Edna Christensen attended the McCook College Christmas musical Sunday evening. Rhonda Christensen was a member of the chorus, and the pizzaz, jazz and college bands.

Mabel Kohne was hostess to a cooperative salad luncheon Saturday evening with kitchen staff, members of the janitor’s crew and office help from the Wauneta school as guests.

Dallis Breese took several Wauneta Job’s Daughters to Lincoln over the weekend to attend the installation of Tammy Collins, daughter of former residents Joan and Tom Collins into Job’s at Lincoln. Girls attending were Linn Hendrix, Lee Anne Green, Luanne Evans, Nikki McBride, Brenda Breese and Lynette Lawson. They were guests of Jerry Ruth Schluckebier in Lincoln. Teresa DeWester and Mary Maddux were also there.

Precip for the week and December: .49 of an inch; for 1985: 16.92.

Grain Markets: wheat-2.96/bu.; corn-2.31/bu.; milo-3.36/cwt; soybeans-4.73/bu.

50 years ago this week

December 15, 1960

An estimated 400 persons attended John Deere Day in Wauneta last Wednesday with about 100 taking in the free movie at the theatre.

An estimated 1000 persons attended the grand opening of the V. B. Johnston Hardware in Wauneta Saturday. The hardware store was expanded when Dwight Hoff built a new food store and the wall was taken out between the buildings. The local firm was established in 1904. Employees besides Mr. and Mrs. Johnston included Beulah DeHart, Rhea Kay Usher, Margaret DeHart, Wayne Salyer, Mrs. Wayne Salyer and Jerry Usher.

Vincent Nelson took over as the new postmaster Friday afternoon at the Palisade Post Office.

Twelve Boy Scouts received awards at a Court of Honor including: Donald Polly, Mike Ough, John Kitt, Orville Erickson, Tom Heldenbrand, Neil Christensen, Dick Buffington, Douglas McCallum, Raymond Gunderson, Danny Jeffries, Jack Fanning and Larry Kitt.

Mr. and Mrs. Lavern Denker and Mrs. Della Fanning were hosts at a birthday party Friday evening at the Legion Hall honoring Patty Denker and Jack Fanning on their 13th birthdays. There were 32 present.

The Eden Sunshine Club met with Mrs. Lawrence Rueter. Mrs. Ivan Brunkhorst was a guest.

75 years ago this week

December 11, 1935

A number of friends surprised Mrs. M.E. Bride Thursday afternoon at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Walter Fox. A number of nice gifts were received by this esteemed lady. A dainty lunch was served at the close of the afternoon.

Mr. and Mrs. E.S. Adamson and family spent Sunday at Mr. and Mrs. Forest Peters’.

J. W. Green and Wiley attended a reunion of the Green family in Mountain Grove, Mo., this past week.

Mr. and Mrs. Howard Brown entertained the high school faculty at a turkey dinner Wednesday evening.

Local markets: cream-.31; heavy hens-.15; light hens-.12; heavy springs-.15; light springs-.13; eggs-.23.

100 years ago this week

December 15, 1910

The population of the United States is 91,972,266. Every state has gained except Iowa.

The young people were coasting Monday night.

Skating has been the order of the young people of late.

Miss Hilda Seward and brother and Miss Clara Kitt visited at Carl Selby’s Sunday after church.

The Ash Grove literary was well attended Friday evening. The subject debated was, resolved, that the automobile is more of a detrement than a benefit to the American people. The negative side won.