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Thursday, 10 November 2011 15:51

10 years ago this week

Nov. 15, 2001

Hilda Roschewski observed her 90th year, recalling early years of the Fortkamp family, working side by side with husband Bill to build a farm and raise a family. They celebrated their 50th anniversary in 1982.

Joel Travis, Lauren, Shelby and Sierra and David and Tony Krohn were weekend guests of Ted and Sharon Travis. On Friday Joel, Lauren, Shelby and Tony visited the second grade class of Sharon Travis at the Palisade school. Sharon’s class and Lauren and Tony’s second grade class in Albion have been corresponding as “Pen Pals” and on Friday met to get acquainted.

Orville and Ila Widger were Tuesday overnight guests of the Sam Widger family in Kearney. They attended the school program of Megan and Zach, a “Fall Hoe-Down.”

Diana Ham and Michelle Harchelroad attended the state volleyball tournament in Lincoln over the weekend where they helped officiate lines and shag balls. They attended the Nebraska and K-State football game on Saturday.

Dee and Doris Craig visited Elsie Becker Thursday to Sunday. On Saturday Doris and Elsie went to St. Francis, Kan., to visit Ada and Gene Siegfried.

Ruth Hohl and Linda Young attended a Bob Ross painting class in McCook Wednesday.

.20 of an inch of moisture was recorded for the week. High for the week was 77° on Nov. 5, 6, 7; low was 24° on Nov. 9 and 11.

25 years ago this week

Nov. 12, 1986

Mrs. Orley Troxel was honored on her 85th birthday Thursday, Nov. 6, at an open house held at her home, hosted by daughters, Norma Bodeman and Nola Straub and Nola’s son Robert with many family and friends attending.

Sunday dinner guests of Mr. and Mrs. Junior Kitt were Howard and Fern Stinnette who were enroute to their winter home in Florida. Other guests were Ervin and Joan Kitt and Ken and Jerolyn Spady, Karri and Chad of Ogallala.

Donna Nichols and Cindy Nichols and Chase hosted a surprise coffee for Violet Nichols on Nov. 6. Twelve ladies enjoyed the coffee and wished Violet a happy birthday.

Mr. and Mrs. Dale Baney hosted a fish fry Tuesday evening at their home. Guests were Mr. and Mrs. Herman Bley, Mr. and Mrs. Junior Ough and Mr. and Mrs. Virgil Sandman.

Nell and Everett Terry of Nashville, Tenn., were Saturday overnight guests of Floyd and Margaret Greeley.

Over 180 people including several out-of-town guests helped Bob and Sharon Walgren celebrate their 35th anniversary at a dance Saturday evening held at the Legion Hall with everyone enjoying refreshments, dancing and visiting.

Precip for the week: trace; for 1986: 18.16 inches.

Grain Markets: wheat-2.15/bu.; corn-1.41/bu.; milo-2.20/cwt; soybeans-4.37/bu.;

50 years ago this week

Nov. 16, 1961

Mr. and Mrs. Wendell Polly and Donnie spent Saturday in North Platte where Wendell and Donnie attended a meeting and banquet of “The Order of The Arrow,” an organization of the honorary Boy Scout Campers of America.

Mrs. Hugh McCallum, Mrs. Walter Wheeler, Mrs. Martha Teply, Mrs. Ruby Collins, Miss June McCallum, Ila Widger and Mrs. Leo Crowell were guests of Mrs. Carl Widger Wednesday. They spent the day quilting.

Sunday Mrs. Doris Bartels, Walter Bartels and Mrs. Otto Becker spent the day at St. Francis, Kan., visiting Mr. and Mrs. Henry Winkelman.

Bill Stinnette and Randy of Hastings came out to Wauneta for their annual “first day of the season pheasant hunt,” spending time in the Bob McBride home. Other guests of the McBrides on Sunday was the Peco Anderson family.

The Elwyn Krausnick family and Mrs. Edith Krausnick were Sunday dinner guests of the Dale Krausnicks. The Nordhausens and Krausnicks traded girls Saturday and Sunday when Dianna Krausnick stayed with Vicki Nordhausen and Pam stayed in the Krausnick home with Dwana.

75 years ago this week

November 4, 1936

Mrs. Cloyd Nesmith and Mrs. Ray Kitt attended the state convention of W.C.T.U. at Columbus last week. Mr. Nesmith accompanied them.

Mr. and Mrs. F. W. Krausnick were hosts at a 6:30 dinner Thursday evening when covers were laid for twelve. Halloween suggestions were carried out in the decorations. Pinochle was the diversion of the evening.

Thirty neighbors and friends gathered at the Jim Ross farm last Thursday and husked a 60-acre field of corn for him. Mr. Ross has been in poor health for two years. The ladies of the community served dinner which was served at the farm now occupied by Mr. and Mrs. Guy West.

Roast chicken and roast beef dinner at the Methodist Church Saturday, Nov. 14. Price 35¢.

Local Markets: cream-.28; eggs-.25-.28; wheat-$1.00; corn-$1.00.

100 years ago this week

November 16, 1911

It was 4 degrees below zero Saturday morning.

We have only one barber shop in Wauneta now. Mr. Yant bought Poush out on Tuesday.

Frank McCallum and wife autoed to Benkelman Tuesday forenoon to hear Bishop Hartzel. From there they went by train to Yuma to visit Geo. Dodds for a few days.

Mrs. Geo. McGooden and baby visited at John Retter’s last Sunday p.m. while George went over to Wm. Trembly’s on business.

Hamlet is headquarters for quail hunters now and it keeps the cows, quails and landlords busy dodging around to keep from being shot.