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Thursday, 03 February 2011 16:19

10 years ago this week

Feb. 8, 2001

Lela Maris Hamilton, Bonnie Hanna and DeLores Taylor hosted a coffee at the Senior Center Wednesday morning for Norma Schultz, a former classmate, who recently moved back to Wauneta. Orpha Maris and Vivian Todd were also present. Several were unable to attend because of road conditions. They also had lunch at the Center.

Betty Carey, Marge Gates, Roberta Werkmeister, Alma Romine, Martha Lawless and Betty Hunt spent Wednesday morning at the Palisade United Methodist Church making ABC quilts to be distributed through the Nebraska Conference of United Methodist Women.

Twilla Denker and Karen Manker went to North Platte Saturday to see Alexa Krajewski perform with the Ogallala gymnastics team. Alexa received first place in her individual performance and the Ogallala team took first. They met Lisa Krajewski for lunch at the Brick Wall.

Sharon Maris and granddaughter Brittnae went shopping in McCook especially for Brittnae’s ninth birthday. She was an overnight guest of her grandparents.

Nadene Brass of Haysville, Kan., was a weekend guest of Reva Wicke. Saturday Reva and Nadene, John and Frances Lewis and Lois Kanost had supper at Jack’s Place in Imperial.

.11 of an inch of moisture was recorded for the week. High was 46° on Feb. 2 and 4; low was 13° on Feb. 1.

25 years ago this week

February 6, 1986

Rex Walgren’s taxidermy hobby has turned into a business. Starting with a class in McCook and then working with taxidermist Barry Johnson of Lamar his evenings are now filled with taxidermy work for his customers. He is one of about 175 taxidermists in the state and has sent his work to nearly all the southern states and California.

Brian, Leigh and Clay Majors were guests of grandparents Don and Bonnie Majors while their parents, Mick and Joyce, attended the National Wheat Growers Convention in Reno, Nev.

John Oliver and family were weekend guests of his mother, Grace Oliver. Their guests Saturday night to help Grace celebrate her birthday were Kenneth and Mae Frasier of Benkelman.

The year 1986 marks a century of ministry and service of the Palisade United Methodist Church in the Palisade community. Several events are planned to celebrate and commemorate this anniversary.

Mr. and Mrs. Darrel Cox enplaned from Denver, Colo., to Akron, Ohio, and spent Jan. 25-31 with their daughter and husband, Matt and Melanie Clark.

No precip recorded for 1986.

Grain Markets: wheat-2.75/bu.; corn-2.28/bu.; milo-3.34/cwt; soybeans-4.65/bu.

50 years ago this week

February 2, 1961

More than 2,000 persons took part in the three-day Grand Opening celebration of the Co-op IGA Super Market. Ken and Mary Morgan were presented with a special award plaque in recognition of the new store by IGA Supervisor C. E. Nelson of North Platte.

Velma and Eithel Wade announced the selling of S & W Oil. The station and building were sold to Hamilton Garage. According to “Shorty” Hamilton the storage building will be remodeled into a showroom and the station is undecided. Tank wagon and bulk station was sold to Jussel’s Champlin Service and the delivery truck to Co-op Oil.

A group of relatives and friends gathered in the home of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Fortkamp Saturday evening to celebrate their 57th anniversary.

Mr. and Mrs. Don Hyde and Dawn Annette arrived last Monday from Pueblo, Colo., and are guests in the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Fortkamp.

Mr. and Mrs. Gary Nordhausen and Wendi were dinner guests of the Dick Nordhausen family Sunday.

75 years ago this week

January 29, 1936

On Friday evening, the 24th, 50 guests helped Misses Helen Damrow, Elsie Bartels and Ida Damrow celebrate their birthdays at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Carl Bartels. Nine tables of pinochle were at play. After refreshments, a few selections were played by the band.

Mrs. V. B. Johnston assisted by Mrs. Verne Fisher, entertained at a six o’clock supper Wednesday in honor of Donna Fisher’s 14th birthday. After the supper the eight girls were taken to see the moving picture, “Whipsaw.”

Mrs. F. W. Krausnick and Mrs. Myron Williams entertained a number of ladies at a diminishing tea in the Krausnick home last Wednesday afternoon.

Mrs. Dan A. West and daughter Jo Anne returned recently from a visit with Mrs. West’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. A. D.

Campbell of Grand Island.

Mesdames H.C. Brown, T. L. Sturtevant, H.N. Crow and Flossie Kanost gathered at the home of Mrs. Elmer Kanost Monday to tie a comfort for the Methodist Hospital nurses home in behalf of the Kum-join-Us Sunday School class.

Local Markets: cream-.32; eggs-.17-.19; wheat-.90; corn-.53; hides-.07.

100 years ago this week

February 2, 1911

The wind took a little blow Wednesday. A regular old timer.

C.C. Morgan now has city water to the restaurant.

John Bodeman sold a span of mules last week to the horse buyer.

The boys got up a charivari party Monday night and gave “Dad” Moody a little fine music. They also called on Hawley Currey, John Green and Dorsey Resler.