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Thursday, 17 November 2011 15:56

10 years ago this week

Nov. 22, 2001

2000 Wauneta-Palisade graduates David Wolcott and Marty Wheeler are the newest recipients of the American FFA Degree. Wolcott, along with parents, Kim and Lisa Wolcott, made the trip to Louisville, Ky., to receive his award. Both Wolcott and Wheeler’s fathers received state FFA degrees, Kim Wolcott in 1976 and Rod Wheeler in 1965.

Freedoms Foundation at Valley Forge students were selected with Andy Ohlson and Carli Schultz, both of Imperial, chosen for the top two scholarships. Abby Barger of Wauneta was chosen alternate for the 80 percent scholarship.

Knotty and Beryl Knotwell, Carol and Steve Thompson, Barb Hinrichs and Patti Kitt went to Branson, Mo., Thursday to Tuesday seeing a couple of shows and the Veterans Day parade on Sunday.

Vaughn and Dee McBride of Grandview, Wash., were Friday to Monday visitors of Lucille McBride.

Brian Majors of the U.S. Navy is spending leave time with his parents, Mick and Joyce Majors. He has been attending nuclear schooling in New York state.

Ruby Ham visited in the home of Sylvia and Roger Hanousek and boys and attended the Grandparents Day program with Don and Ryan at their rural school.

No precip. High for the week was 72° on Nov. 15; low: 32° on Nov. 14.

25 years ago this week

November 20, 1986

Girl Stater Joni Travis and Boy Stater Kelly Kitt gave their reports at the Legion and Auxiliary’s annual Boy and Girl Stater dinner Nov. 11.

Ed Novacek celebrated his 89th birthday Saturday when evening dinner guests of Ed and Hazel were Virginia Jesser and grandson David Jesser of Denver, Mindi Young of Cozad, Marj and Ike Engell and Ed and Jo Arenz and girls.

Sunday supper guests of René and Joe Maris, Jayden and Randi were Mr. and Mrs. Loyd Christner and Renelle, Sophia Nordhausen, Bev and Harold Maris and Laurie and Jeff Maris in honor of Joe’s birthday.

Visitors of Virgil and Eunice Bodeman last week were his sister, Maxine, and Jess Pickens of North Platte, also doing some pheasant hunting in the area.

Leland and Glendene DeHart have returned from a three week visit with daughter, Ruth DeHart, at Spokane, Wash. They visited Mike and Camille Zarecor in Spokane.

Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Graves helped sponsor the Palisade High School marching band to Lincoln Saturday for the annual Marching Band Festival. Palisade received an excellent rating. There were 16 bands in Class D and 53 bands in all.

Six Bronco football players and two volleyball players received all-conference honors. Senior Kelly Kitt and Sophomore Rod Haarberg received double honors - Kitt named as first team quarterback and Haarberg, all-conference kicker and both received honorable mention as a defensive line backer. Other sophomores named were Jay Bartels, defensive guard and David Bird, defensive end; Brian Yost, first team offensive guard and Joe Rahmer, honorable mention, guard. Junior Teresa DeWest-er was named first team in volleyball and Sammi Martin, second team.

No precip for the week: for November: .15 of an inch; for 1986: 18.16 inches.

Grain Markets: wheat-2.24/bu.; corn-1.44/bu.; milo-2.25/cwt.; soybeans-4.32/bu.

50 years ago this week

Nov. 23, 1961

Miss Janice O’Neil was one of two Colorado State College band members to receive the Cline Trophy, an award presented for outstanding service to the band, at the annual awards banquet. She also received the gold key award presented to six members for being outstanding members of the band for two years.

Mr. and Mrs. Bill Holland and girls entertained at a birthday dinner for Mrs. Holland’s mother, Mrs. Charles Herbert, of Palisade. Mr. Herbert and Verlene were also guests.

Mr. and Mrs. Henry Haarberg returned home Saturday from a trip to Wisconsin where they visited their daughter, Rev. and Mrs. Ed Suelflow and family.

Mr. and Mrs. Charlie Romine entertained at dinner Sunday honoring Charlie’s mother on her 84th birthday. Other guests were Mr. and Mrs. George Anderjaski, McCook, Mr. and Mrs. Bob Romine and Cindy and Mr. and Mrs. Lyle Williamson and Junior.

Mr. and Mrs. Ed Novacek and Mindy Hummel were guests for a birthday dinner in the Jim Arenz home honoring Eddie Arenz. In the evening, members of the eighth grade class were guests at a roller skating party at the Krausnick building in Eddie’s honor.

75 years ago this week

November 12, 1936

The Wauneta Cooperative Exchange is making an added improvement to their property on South Main. The new part being added to the rear will be used for a display room, warehouse and office.

The demonstration of the newest model Skelgas stoves put on by the Grimm Bros. Hardware drew a record breaking crowd. Pancakes were baked and served all day with 1,600 cakes served.

A trip to the Luther Barnes farm five miles west of town will be well worth your time. There you will see 1,400 turkeys, fattening up and getting ready for the eastern market.

The program and box supper given at the Blue Ridge house was well attended. The program was well rendered and the boxes well filled and sold by that silver tongued auctioneer Delman Engell, assisted by ringman Glen Christensen. Proceeds was $22.

Local Markets: cream-.28; eggs-.27-.31; wheat-$1.01; corn-$1.00

100 years ago this week

November 23, 1911

John Metcalf’s spent Tuesday at Homer Brannon’s.

Grandpa Hanna’s and little Freda spent Sunday with Clarence Fannings.

Carl Bartels is plastering his fine large house this week.

Clifford Woods, R. M. Pence and J. W. Shrigley were at Palisade on Tuesday on lodge work.