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Thursday, 22 September 2011 15:00

10 years ago this week

Sept. 27, 2001

Birthday girls Lucille McBride and Edna Christensen were honored guests at a Wauneta Senior Center ladies coffee Tuesday morning. Joining them were 30 special friends from the center.

Joan and Wayne Daniel met 16 family members at the Looking Glass Cafe in McCook Saturday evening to help Harlan Daniel celebrate his birthday.

Connie Maxfield hosted a coffee Monday afternoon for newcomers in town with 27 guests to get acquainted with Katie Weigel, Kay Goings, Pastor Michael Laing, Laura Buffington and Joyce Grimm.

Elaine and Wally Jones of Skiatook, Okla., came last week to help the family of Hilda Roschewski celebrate her 90th birthday.

A Wednesday visitor of Laura Buffington was Leland Olive of Hays, Kan., who was assistant manager of the store where Laura worked at in Dodge City, Kan.

Colleen Garton of Windsor, Colo., and Joni and Seth Nord-hausen of Fort Collins, Colo., were overnight guests of Bob and Willa McBride and attended the Saturday wedding of Jonathan Nordhausen-Leslie Ringenberg at Eustis.

Joanne and Dan Liebig spent the weekend in Columbus where they helped family of Don’s brother, Ferd, celebrate his 90th birthday.

Precip: .89 of an inch for the week; 12.17 inches for 2001.

25 years ago this week

September 25, 1986

Special centennial activities of the Palisade United Methodist Church culminated Sunday with more than 200 attending worship services Sunday morning. Dr. Alva Clark returned to Palisade to deliver the centennial message. Palisade Methodists officially organized Oct. 24, 1886, in the Beigh school house, southeast of Palisade, with 12 people forming the charter membership.

June McCallum, Doris Webber, Erma Kitt, and Lola McBride picked up Bernice Hohl at Heritage and met Audra Romine and Dorthy Dudek at the Steak Out Friday evening and enjoyed dinner together.

Mr. and Mrs. Gene Harchelroad enplaned from Denver to Houston, Texas, to visit their daughter, Debra, and Jim Kemp and new grandson, Phillip Scott on the 11th.

Wilma and Lynn Keiser attended the centennial barbecue and melodrama at Stratton Saturday.

Elmer Lewis celebrated his 94th birthday with family over the weekend. Kenneth and Joan Lewis and Troy of Cambridge were Friday dinner guests, Saturday he and Vic and Reva Wicke were supper guests of Lois and Worth Kanost with John and Francis Lewis and Connie and Duane Barnes joining them for cake and ice cream and Sunday guests were Vera and Dick Remington, Lorene Greeley and Reva and Vic Wicke.

Mr. and Mrs. Johnny Sailors returned home after spending two weeks vacationing in the Lake Erie, Niagara Falls, Pennsylvania and Atlantic City, N.J. area.

The Nazarene Church congregation enjoyed a pot luck in the home of Ron and Joyce Bley as a farewell for Paula Luce and daughters who have been guests of parents Bonnie and Paul Yost, and are leaving for their home in Germany.

Precip for the week: .54 of an inch; for 1986:16.48 inches.

Grain markets: wheat-2.02/bu.; corn-1.43/bu.; milo-2.25/cwt; soybeans-4.35/bu.

50 years ago this week

Sept. 28, 1961

Mr. and Mrs. Omer Stretch, Mr. and Mrs. Bill Kennedy and Dennis and Mr. and Mrs. Gordon Prior and children attended birthday dinner honoring Charles Bennet on his 91st birthday at Alma.

Mr. and Mrs. Bill Hellman of Newark, N.J. were houseguests in the Henry Haarberg home Tuesday to Thursday. A basket dinner was held in their honor on Tuesday with relatives present.

Howard Gibbons and Gary spent Thursday to Sunday in Omaha at the Ak-Sar-Ben where they were showing some livestock. Enroute home they visited Craig at the University of Nebraska.

Mr. and Mrs. James Harrison went to Mitchell Saturday where they helped Rev. and Mrs. Vernon Hunt and family move to Cheyenne, Wyo.

Mrs. Dick Hahn and son Mitchell Dean of Salmon, Id., came Thursday for a 10-day with her mother, Mrs. Will Wach, and other relatives.

Precip for the week: .91 of an inch; for the year: 15.97 inches.

75 years ago this week

Sept. 16, 1936

Moving Highway No. 6 from Main Street to one block west to Arapahoe street has already begun with two culverts constructed and a new storm sewer under construction.

Fred Walker of Palisade became the new owner of the South Side Grocery, owned by Stinnette, and will take possession Sept. 28.

The new furnace was installed at the Methodist Church.

Mr. and Mrs. D.C. Harvey and Rodney went to Grand Island Saturday where Mr. Harvey was a delegate to the Methodist conference. Mrs. Harvey and Rodney visited her brother and family.

B. E. Maxfield and son Raymond attended the Nebraska Methodist church conference in Grand Island.

Local Markets: wheat-1.02; corn-1.00; eggs-.16; cream-.30.

100 years ago this week

September 28, 1911

Palisade expects to have their electric lights going Saturday eve. They have been quite awhile getting in the system, but it undoubtedly will be an up-to-date system as it is owned by F.C. Krotter and he always does things right.

The rural free delivery route No. 2 starts Tuesday. This is the south route.

The ball game at Pflums Saturday was very well attended and the Enders band furnished some fine music.

Dora Steinbeck spent Wednesday and Thursday with Minnie Bischoff.

John Terry and family visited Saturday and Sunday at Geo. Smith’s.

C. E. Harte and family visited last Saturday at Steve Moody’s on the Stinking water.