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Thursday, 08 September 2011 17:25

10 years ago this week

Sept. 6, 2001

With $2,400 needed a Labor Day fundraiser for the Palisade Veterans’ Memorial brought in more than $3,000 to match an anonymous donation of $5,000 whose donor remained anonymous until the money was raised. Richard Walker and his wife, Doris, of Golden, Colo., made the donation.

Brian Harchelroad and Chad DeWester took 13 Boy Scouts to Denver Saturday and Sunday where they visited Water World and Casa Bonita.

Nola Straub returned from a two-week visit with Iris Teeter at Lucas, Ohio. She attended a portrait workshop presented by Karen Patton, a national known portrait artist from Goddard, Kan.

Labor Day visitors of Eunice Bodeman were Kenneth and Dorinda Polly. They took her to the Polly picnic area at the creek where Jeff and Elaine Polly, Logan and Julia were camped and enjoyed breakfast there.

Mike Hanna returned from his bow hunting trip to Nimibia, South Africa.

Leland and Sharon Maris, Lloyd Bley and Raymond and Lois Bley were among those attending the 50th anniversary open house for Milton and Florence Hegwood in Culbertson Sunday.

Ken and Cleo Denker went on to Kearney after attending the ball game in Hayes Center Friday. They visited Deb and Bill Sandman and Stacy and Lance Bauer and Alec.

.11 of an inch of moisture recorded for the week; 10.09 inches for 2001. High for the week: 98° on Sept. 2; low: 45° on Aug. 27.

25 years ago this week

September 4, 1986

Wauneta school enrollment of 224 students was down by 18 compared to 1985’s enrollment of 242.

The Chateau Theatre will reopen Saturday, Sept. 20, for a new fall schedule. The Commercial Club closed the theatre during the summer due to declining attendance.

An open house was held at the Engell party house with over 90 people attending. Visitors enjoyed a tour and history of the grounds with reminiscing of past square dances and get-togethers.

Norma Schultz of Mt. Vernon, Texas; Vivian Todd of Imperial and Darlene McCollum of Culbertson were Wednesday afternoon visitors of Marilyn Walker. DeLores Taylor joined them later. The ladies graduated together in 1948 at Wauneta.

Mr. and Mrs. Roxey Van Houton of Republican City were Wednesday visitors of Mr. and Mrs. John Doetker. Alma Van Houton was a former neighbor of Lena.

Mr. and Mrs. Bill Roschewski visited daughter Elaine and Wally Jones in Skiatook, Okla., Aug. 18-25. While there they attended the wedding of their grandson Chris Jones and Melissa Lisenbee.

Precip for the week: .12 of an inch; for 1986: 15.59 inches.

Grain Markets: wheat-2.00/bu.; corn-1.48/bu.; milo-2.40/cwt; soybeans-4.45/bu.

50 years ago this week

Sept. 7, 1961

Palisade school enrollment is 180 students. Three new subjects were added: Physics, Chemistry and Leather Craft.

Mr. and Mrs. Ed Denker were surprised on their 35th anniversary when their family arrived with a basket dinner in the evening. Present were the Jim Taylor family, Don Denker family, Kenneth Denker family and Mr. and Mrs. Dean Widger.

Helping Mrs. M. E. McBride observe her 89th birthday were the Vearl, Charlie and Bill McBrides, the Lee Hunt family, Bill Buffingtons and George and Emma McBride of Scottsbluff who had spent the weekend.

Mr. and Mrs. Harold Maris and boys spent the weekend in Rexford, Kan., attending an alumni dance and picnic.

Mr. and Mrs. Fred Heldenbrand and family spent time at the J.D. Walker cabin at Johnson Lake. Kathy went to Kearney to visit her grandmother, Mrs. Grace Gerbig.

Mr. and Mrs. Leland DeHart and family hosted a farewell dinner Saturday evening for Gary Fortkamp who was leaving Sunday for college in Springfield, Ill., where he will enter into the ministry. Present were Mr. and Mrs. Fred Fortkamp, Mary and Nita, the Loren Wright, Mason DeHart, Marlin Fortkamp, and Don Hyde families and Nellie DeHart and Miss Lucilla Frazell.

Temps dipped to the low 40s with a high of 80.

75 years ago this week

August 26, 1936

Wauneta ranked third in wheat shipments according to statistics from reports to Hasting’s traffic office which includes Wymore, Lincoln, Sterling and McCook divisions of the Burlington. Bird City, Kan., was high with 202 carloads, McDonald, Kan., second with 154 and Wauneta with 145, the most in Nebraska.

School starts Aug. 31.

Mr. and Mrs. Delbert Oliver and sons spent Sunday at Mr. and Mrs. Wilbur Frasier’s.

J. D. Curd and Miss Clara Curd of Amhurst spent part of last week with Mr. and Mrs. Harvey Harchelroad.

Mr. and Mrs. Ed Buffington and Orpha, Mr. and Mrs. Bill Gangnon and daughters, Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Carpenter and family and Ben and Obed Nuding returned from a trip to Colorado Springs.

Local Markets: cream-.32; eggs-.14; hens-.11-.14; springs- .12-.15; wheat-$1.00; corn-$1.10; barley-.60.

100 years ago this week

September 7, 1911

Geo. Smith is painting the school house at District No. 4. School begins Monday with Miss Stella Prouse of Stratton as teacher. She expects to board with Mrs. Carl Selby.

E. Krausnick and family visited at J. C. Kitt’s after church Sunday.

Mrs. E. Hanna visited her daughter Della from Wednesday evening to Friday while Clarence was in Colorado on business.

Della Morrison attended the fair at Benkelman with her uncle and aunt, C. A. Nesmith and wife. They left Friday morning and returned Sunday noon.