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Thursday, 25 August 2011 15:33

10 years ago this week

Aug. 30, 2001

School started Tuesday, Aug. 21 with early release for most of the week due to temperatures in the high 90s. Three new teachers include Jennifer Monson, Denise Bales and Jane Brown filling the vacancies of Harmoni Call, Scott Norris and Genny Sides.

The Palisade United Methodist Church congregation held a carry-in supper as a “welcome” for their new minister, Rev. Mike Laing.

A neighborhood “welcoming brunch” for Michelle Isom was held in the Bill Lawless home Thursday morning. Present were Lela Fortkamp, Lavona Nelson, Betty Potthoff, Maxine Scott, Marge Gates, Martha Lawless, Zora Sailors and Kaleb Isom.

Rod and Joy Wheeler took their granddaughters, Alecia, Audrey and Anna, back home to Georgia after their week’s visit here.

Rod and Hang Ough, Jasmine and Celina of Woodbury, Minn., and Bill and Kay Ough of Chino Valley, Ariz., were guests of Doris Ough the past week. Joining them on Tuesday and Wednesday were Mike and Pam Ough of Elkhorn. Jasmine celebrated her fourth birthday along with her grandmother Doris as they share the same birthday.

Don and Carey Harrison took Sarah to Concordia College in Seward Friday. Jessica and Austin McKillip of Lincoln came to Seward to visit them.

Loyd Christner and Hank Stecker of Culbertson attended the National AmVets Convention in Dallas, Texas.

Precip for the week: .19 of an inch; for 2001: 13.11 inches. High for the week: 96° on Aug. 20; low: 57° on Aug. 25.

25 years ago this week

August 28, 1986

Oak Ridge Boys and Eddie Rabbitt at Chase County Fair.

Ellen McCallum was grand marshal in Wauneta’s Harvest Festival parade Aug. 14 in recognition for her tree project to establish trees along the new river channel.

Dale Bischoff was awarded the American Legion Distinguished Service Award for Citizenship for his many years of dedication to youth ball teams, the fire department and community affairs. Only one award is presented per district.

Approximately 100 people attended the Sunday afternoon open house honoring Otto and Ida Bartels on their 50th anniversary hosted by their children and grandchildren.

Keith Majors of Wilmington, N.C., and Mr. and Mrs. Bill Majors of North Platte are spending time with their mother, Etta Majors, at the Imperial Manor and are guests of Don and Bonnie Majors.

The children of Mr. and Mrs. Otis Knotwell honored them on their 40th anniversary with at campout at Enders Lake over the weekend.

Friday overnight guests of Mr. and Mrs. Richard Keiser and Aaron were Randy and Sandy Bentley of Miller and all attended the Oak Ridge Boys performance at the fair.

August precip: 2.29 inches; for 1986: 15.47 inches.

Grain Markets: wheat-1.87/bu.; corn-1.55/bu.; milo-2.43/cwt.; soybeans-4.53/bu.

50 years ago this week

Aug. 31, 1961

School enrollment for this year-360 students. New activity bus for the high school: $13,157.30. School board issued a paving contract to Wallace Construction for parking lot north of school.

The Jim Greeley family of Sault St. Marie, Mich., are visiting the Floyd Greeleys.

Peggy Fanning left Saturday for Littleton, Colo., where she will teach first grade at the North School.

Family and friends helped Harry Burke of Stratton celebrate his 80th birthday at a picnic at the Wauneta park.

Mr. and Mrs. Gene Schroeder entertained at dinner Sunday celebrating three family August wedding anniversaries. Guests were Mr. and Mrs. Ward David and family of North Platte, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Krotter and Mr. and Mrs. Gary Romine.

Mr. and Mrs. Lyle Gage returned home Sunday a week ago from a trip to California where they visited their son Norman and family at Huntington Beach.

Mr. and Mrs. Art Newman accompanied Mr. and Mrs. William Dudeck of Grand Island to Kansas City, Mo., visiting the ladies’ sister and the Dudecks’ daughter and family. They attended the New York Yankees-Kansas City baseball game and the school of missions, returning home Sunday evening.

75 years ago this week

August 19, 1936

104 in the shade for several days past. Remember last winter when it was 26 below?

The grand opening of the newly-redecorated Crystal Theatre will be held Aug. 23.

Mrs. Myrtie Sims, Beth and Claire returned home Monday after spending the week with Mr. and Mrs. Wilbur Frasier.

Donald and Ronald Grosbach spent the last part of the week with grandparents, Dr. and Mrs. H. H. Grosbach.

Mr. and Mrs. H. R. Bradley and sons are spending the week in the Colorado mountains.

R.W. Equall, Ag teacher, will accompany a group of 15 boys, “Future Farmers of America,” on a two-day fishing trip to Camp Hayes.

Local Markets: wheat-1.07; corn-1.10; barley-.55; rye-.80; cream-.32; eggs-.14; springs-.12; hens-.11; roosters-.06.

100 years ago this week

August 31, 1911

T. Kitts and C. Raicharts went pluming on the Muddy Thursday.

E. Hanna helped C. Fanning raise his windmill and tower Monday.

Adamson postponed plowing until more moisture covers mother earth.

Art and Roy Polly are home from Nelson after a week’s sojourn among old acquaintances.

Mrs. Norman, Mrs. Walter Deininger’s sister, visited from Saturday until Monday with Truman Kitts.

Mrs. Winger and children left for Hastings Monday.