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Thursday, 05 May 2011 14:50

10 years ago this week

May 10, 2001

The Wauneta-Palisade speech and drama teams held their first banquet on May 3, focusing over the success of the last four years. During the evening the recipients of the three top awards were announced with Clinton Barger receiving the Outstanding Drama award; Brian Britten, the Outstanding Speech award and Justin Kerchal, the Renaissance award.

Leona Paustian was a lunch guest of Laura Buffington on Friday, the 4th, for her 92nd birthday.

Mr. and Mrs. Clark McMinn spent six days in Nashville, Tenn., attending an Army reunion of the 24th Division, and also enjoying some sightseeing. They also visited Clark’s sisters, Clarabelle McGillvery and Virginia Desler and brother, Claude McMinn.

Jim and Cleone Norman of Rochester, Minn., are visiting his sisters, Lylas Hudson at Wauneta and Betty Carey in Palisade.

Mike and Jason Gage of Longmont, Colo., spent the weekend with Keith and Mary Gage. Cheri Wallace and children were Sunday visitors.

Marlin and Lois Wine attended the organ recital of J. Gordon Christensen at the Zion Lutheran Church Sunday afternoon.

Precip for the week: 1.80 inches; for 2001: 5.94 inches. High for the week: 89° on May 1; low: 41° on May 2 and 3.

25 years ago this week

May 8, 1986

Seven youth were confirmed Sunday at the Methodist Church by Rev. Lisle Mewmaw including Kory Kitt, Ki Fanning, Shelly DeHart, Christa Nitsch, Jon Polly, Judd Houser and Janel Applegarth.

March marked 100 years since the homesteading of the Fisher family farm in Hayes County, currently owned by Donna Fisher Powell of Portland, Ore. To celebrate the milestone Mrs. Powell and husband Ivan returned to the area and on Saturday took several people associated with the farm out to dinner. They included Eugene and Elsie Johnson of Elsie, Margaret and Donald Hummel of rural Elsie, Alvin and Irma Rueter (current renters), James and Ruby Vapenik (current renters), Bill and Dorothy Lee of Hershey and Vern and Marjorie Bruce of Grant.

Jackie Kennedy was a guest of her daughter, Janette Lantis, last Thursday at Hershey at the Methodist May Day salad luncheon.

Mary Ellen and John Budinella of Colorado Springs, Colo., were Friday luncheon guests of Leona Paustian. They and daughter Judy returned home on Saturday after attending the funeral of her father, Jim McBride.

Russ, Lori and Brooke Pankonin spent the weekend in the Kansas City area with Lori’s brothers, Kurt Johnson of Higginsville, Mo., and Randy Johnson of Shawnee Mission, Kan.

Missi Buffington was at home for the weekend with the Kent Buffington family. They and the Dave Carpenter family and Bob Stahly enjoyed a picnic at the Buffington farm Sunday noon.

No precip for May; for 1986: 2.30 inches.

Grain Markets: wheat-2.92/bu.; corn-2.40/bu.; milo-3.56/cwt; soybeans-4.86/bu.

50 years ago this week

May 4, 1961

Mrs. Jim Sutherland of Lomita, Calif., is spending two weeks with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Herman Nordhausen and Jim’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. C. J. Sutherland.

Kenneth Buffington of Fort Collins, Colo., was a Sunday visitor in the home of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Warren Buffington, Sr.

The Odd Fellow and Rebekah Lodges of Palisade has selected Gerald Eugene (Jerry) Krotter, a junior at Palisade High School, to participate in the “United Nations Pilgrimage for Youth” this summer.

Mr. and Mrs. Jim Thompson were surprised by a charivari crowd Friday night.

Tuesday Mrs. Henry Wicke, Mrs. Carl Rueter, Mrs. Edith Krausnick and Mrs. Ray Kitt attended a District Library meeting in Ogallala.

Sunday dinner guests of Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Kitt were Mrs. Nora Fox, Mrs. Edith Lorance, Mrs. Edna Maxfield and Robert and Harry Burk.

75 years ago this week

April 29, 1936

Mrs. Frank Lee entertained the Happy Hour Club Wednesday afternoon. Mrs. Rose Strickland of Omaha and Mrs. Sam Stinnette were guests.

A quilting bee was held at the home of Mrs. Ralph Carpenter last Friday. Those present were Mrs. Carrie Buffington, Mrs. Bill Gangnon and daughter Una, Mrs. George Schwenk and Mrs. Virgil Judd.

McCook visitors on Monday were Mrs. Fred Nordhausen and children, Mrs. John Knepplemeyer and daughters, Marie and Emma, Miss Leta Keiser and Dick Nordhausen.

Mrs. Alice Sims, Mrs. Mertie Sims, Beth and Claire, Geo. Sims and Lucille Rueter were Sunday guests of Mr and Mrs. Wilbur Frasier.

100 years ago this week

May 4, 1911

Get your fishing tackle oiled up!

Fish stories will soon be in order.

Buy fresh garden seeds in bulk or packet at Higley’s.

F. T. Dimick arrived home from his Texas trip Thursday.

Mat. Schwenk and family was in town on Wednesday.

A number of Hamlet ladies were shopping with our merchants on Saturday.

James Miner and wife returned from their visit to Johnson County Saturday.

Ed. Fox and wife were visiting his mother from Saturday afternoon until Sunday afternoon.

Morgan got in his car of store ice on Wednesday from Hastings.