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Thursday, 13 October 2011 15:01

10 years ago this week

Oct. 18, 2001

The Palisade United Methodist Church will celebrate their 115th anniversary during special services Sunday. The present church was built in 1955. The original church was formed by 12 people meeting in the old Beigh schoolhouse.

Leland and Sharon Maris attended the sandwich and ice cream social at Grandview in Stratton Saturday.

Janice Houser had lunch with four of her schoolmates at Holyoke, Colo., Tuesday.

Ila Widger and Beryl Knotwell went to Ogallala Friday and Saturday to attend the Dist. III Quilters Day Out with 150 present at the Haythorn Ranch where they gave a demonstration on “Red Work.”

Kerry Hamilton, Sharon Miller and Ann Miller attended Shop Wauneta Saturday and the style show where Shelby was a model.

Troy, Dawnie, Shelby and Joshua Haskins of Littleton, Colo., visited Lisa Haskins and Justin and Lena Vlasin.

Sharon Walgren, Phyllis Nordhausen and DeLores Taylor attended the Arts Council program featuring the Nebraska Brass Quintet at Imperial Sunday.

Precip for the week: 1.17 inches; year to date: 13.53 inches.

25 years ago this week

October 16, 1986

First snow storm of the season Friday and Saturday.

Bud Long was honored Monday by the Village Board with a certification of appreciation for his many years of law enforcement in Wauneta. Long began his career in 1946 and served as town marshall until 1950, then began working nights and as a substitute.

The family of Nellie DeHart met at the Legion Hall in Wauneta for a potluck dinner Sunday noon in honor of her 99th birthday which was Wednesday, Oct. 15.

Sunday dinner guests of Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Maxfield were Edna Maxfield, the Jim Maxfield family, Junior and Margie Kitt and Erma Kitt in honor of Edna’s 98th birthday which was that day.

Mr. and Mrs. Virgil Sandman were guests of honor Sunday when all their family took them to Imperial, following church, for dinner to celebrate their 40th anniversary. Returning home Sharla Roschewski and family were there with a beautiful set table, centered with a cake, nuts, mints, punch and coffee with surprise guests arriving at 2 o’clock.

Mr. and Mrs. Dale Baney went to Denver, meeting Dale’s sisters Helen and Wilfred Hansen and families and Bonnie and Delbert Nelson. All traveled in the Nelsons’ motor home to Lake Powell where they cruised on the lake in the Nelsons’ house boat for several days.

Erma Newman hosted a get-together luncheon Sunday for a classmate, Essie McMeeking, of Lake Michigan. Guests were Rose Marie Bowers of Imperial, Irene Modrell and Wilma Ward of Palisade.

Mrs. Jean Hardy and daughters, Ann Vrana and Elizabeth Carroll of Lincoln recently visited Jean’s brother, Lt. Col. and Mrs. Jim Winkelman and children in Norfolk, Va.

Precip for the week: .57 of an inch; for 1986: 17.94 inches.

Grain Markets: wheat-2.12/bu.; corn-1.40/bu.; milo-2.25/cwt; soybeans-4.18/bu.

50 years ago this week

Oct. 19, 1961

Wauneta’s first gas war in several years started Friday morning when the pump price dropped from 33.9 to 26.5. At press time the price remained at 26.5 with no end of the gas war in sight.

On Sunday, Oct. 15 Homecoming Day was held at the Eden Missionary Church to celebrate their 53rd anniversary. Services were held throughout the day with a basket dinner at noon. Guest speaker was Rev. Jack Robbins of Fort Wayne, Ind. Don Egle presented a “Look Backward” and a “Look Forward.” A church addition is to be built in the very near future.

Mr. and Mrs. Eddie Nichols and boys entertained at dinner Wednesday evening in honor of Mr. and Mrs. Fern Nichols’ 37th anniversary with guests, Mr. and Mrs. Marion Boyce and Mr. and Mrs. Alvin Davison of Champion. Mr. Davison showed slides of their Alaskan trip.

Mr. and Mrs. Johnny Sailors, Mr. and Mrs. Bernard Graves and Mr. and Mrs. Harold Wach attended the coop convention in Lincoln last weekend.

75 years ago this week

October 7, 1936

Mr. and Mrs. Homer Armstrong have opened a fruit store in connection with Swift and Co. Cream Station in the Peterson Building with a full line of fruits and vegetables.

Ted Holtz, the science teacher for the past year, has been given the position of principal at the high school, upon the resignation of Miss Ruth Phillip who is going to Gothenburg to be with her father.

Milton Kline was pleasantly surprised on his birthday Thursday evening when several couples came with covered dishes for supper. The evening was spent playing pinochle.

Mr. and Mrs. B. C. Merrill were tendered a post-nuptial shower at the Adam Doane home Friday evening with 34 friends and relatives present.

Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Fanning called on Mr. and Mrs. Forest Hanna Sunday.

Mr. and Mrs. Earl Skelton and family were dinner guests at the Joe Kerchal home Thursday evening.

Local markets: cream-.28; eggs-.19-.21; heavy hens-.11-.12; springs-.11-.12; cox-.06; leghorns-.07; wheat-1.02; corn-1.00.

100 years ago this week

October 19, 1911

Apples—75¢ to $1.25 per bu. W.L. Dye.

There were three cars of apples on track Saturday and one car of cabbage. Dye has done good business with his apples and Wiley had his cabbage closed out by Tuesday.

The hens are on strike and eggs are worth 22¢.

Miss Jennie Frazell left Monday for Lincoln as a delegate to the Rebecca Assembly.

Bert Steggs will attend the grand lodge session of Oddfellows in Lincoln as a delegate.