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Thursday, 02 June 2011 15:59

10 years ago this week

June 7, 2001

Twenty new planters have been placed on main street by the Wauneta Chamber and merchants, continuing with ongoing beautification projects by the Chamber. Landscaping at the main street gazebo continues and a vinyl fence and large rocks have been added at the back of the lot by Ted and Joyce Grimm.

Palisade will celebrate its 20th annual Pioneer Days this weekend beginning with co-ed softball Friday evening, ending with a community picnic Sunday at noon followed by a songfest at the Church of Christ.

A group from Wauneta and Palisade returned from a four-day whirlwind trip to New York. While there they took in Broadway performances of “The Lion King,” “Kiss Me Kate” and The Producers” and took sightseeing trips to the Empire State Building, the Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island and Central Park. Attendees were Aaron Keiser, Cody Noble, Justin Kerchal, Jeff Steckman, Rod Ready, Seth Vapenik, Shawn Flaig, Danny Schluckebier, Mandi Janicek, Julie Long, Amy McKinney Rozelle, Ashley Fortkamp, Jan McClatchey, Jennifer Kearns, Meikyn McClatchey Shuler, Janet Keiser, Connie Hood, Cassy Smith, Ashley Kitt, Dawn Hyde, Nancy and Steve Noble, Patsy McKinney and Toni and Matt Heimes.

Karla and Karlene Herley of O’Neill and Shelly and Brooke Meyer of Hastings spent the weekend with Clint and Betty McCallum. Clint, Betty and Karla attended their 50th, 40th and 10th class reunions.

Orville and Ila Widger went to Grant Saturday to attend a 90th birthday celebration for Beryl (Crowell) Beilins, held at the home of her brother-in-law, J. A. McCormick.

Meeting at Jack’s Place Tuesday evening for supper were Lynn and Darlene Haarberg, Kerm and Connie Kuecker, Rusty and Colleen Kinder, Ralph and Lucille Burtis, Carolyn Corder and Lila Fullerton.

Clinton Barger has been named a delegate to the Nebraska Agriculture Youth Institute (NAYI) to be held on the east campus of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in July.

Precip for the week: .46 of an inch; total to date: 6.47 inches; high: 81° on June 1; low: 43° on June 1.

25 years ago this week

June 5, 1986

Elsie Counce was given special recognition at the Hayes Center alumni banquet for having graduated 70 years ago from Hayes Center High School.

Walt and Fern Fox were Sunday dinner guests of Don and Donna Berggren in honor of their 60th anniversary.

Art and Frieda Bush returned from a trip to Portland, Ore., where they visited Pauline and Artie Bodeman. They attended the Expo ’86 in Vancouver, B.C., and visited an aunt, Kathy Vaughn, in Tacoma, Wash., they hadn’t seen for 38 years.

Frank and Ardith Stute of Imperial were guests of Mick and Gwen Brunkhorst and family Sunday in celebration of their 40th anniversary. Other guests were the Stutes’ other daughters, Donna and Janice, and families and Hazel Stute of Benkelman. The Larry Stute family of Benkelman were afternoon callers.

Mr. and Mrs. Lavon Haarberg and family hosted a Memorial Day picnic at the Kent Haarberg cabin. Others present were the Kent Haarberg family, Lynn, Darlene and Theresa Haarberg, Mr. and Mrs. Randy Haarberg, Rad and Angie and Casey Haarberg.

Precip for the week: .67 of an inch; for May: 3.47 inches; for 1986: 5.77 inches.

Wheat-2.50/bu.; corn-2.46/bu.; milo-3.90/cwt.; soybeans- 4.80/bu.

50 years ago this week

June 1, 1961

Karen Moon of Hastings is spending a week with parents Mr. and Mrs. Harold Moon. Other visitors have been the Frank Stute family, Sadie Busher and Mary Romine.

Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Anderson attended commencement exercises at Harding College in Searcy, Ark., for their son, Richard.

Mr. and Mrs. Harold Bishop and daughter are visiting her parents, Mr. and Mrs. S.C. Ferguson. They recently returned from Tokyo, Japan, and on their way to South Carolina.

Mr. and Mrs. W. E. McBride, Mrs. Bill Buffington and Sharon Hewitt went to Cozad on Memorial Day to watch the midwest AUU Track tournament. Kent Buffington was a performer running with a team sponsored by the McCook Jaycees.

Mr. and Mrs. Ed Fanning and Jim Crapson were Saturday evening supper guests in the Bill Crapson home.

Precip for the week: .13 of an inch. High: 89° on May 29; low: 34° on May 26.

75 years ago this week

May 27, 1936

Did you know that last Friday was straw hat day? Time to doff the felt and don the straw.

Mr. and Mrs. W. R. Bunker of Kansas City, Mo., spent Saturday and Sunday with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. John Kerns. Mrs. Bunker was formerly Miss Audra Kerns.

Mrs. John Metcalf was pleasantly surprised Monday afternoon by a few of her friends, it being her birthday.Mrs. Grace Walling served ice cream and cake at the close of the afternoon.

Sixteen neighbors and friends pleasantly surprised Mrs. Cleo Fanning Wednesday evening on her birthday, the event planned by her husband who proved himself a gracious host.

Mrs. E.L. Evens, Psychic healer, will be at the Imperial hotel. No consultation charge.

100 years ago this week

June 1, 1911

A very severe wind storm here last Thursday evening! It partly unroofed Wayne Johnson’s sod house and blew down his windmill. It also tore down a number buildings - especially chicken coops - on the South Divide.

Grandpa and Grandma Green came up from McCook today.

Queen Harrison’s barn was damaged by lightning last Thursday but luckily it was not set on fire.