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Tuesday, 22 November 2011 22:04

10 years ago this week

Nov. 29, 2001

Winter weather hit the area bringing .85 of an inch of moisture with cold temperatures near zero and highs in the 20s, causing icy roads and whiteout conditions.

Descendants of John C. and Sarah Kitt and their nine children gathered for a Kitt Thanksgiving Day reunion at the Legion Hall with nearly 50 family members present.

Elmer and Edna Keiser, Leta Brunkhorst and Rich and Janet Keiser and boys visited Richard and Marcia Comly at Boulder, Colo., several days through Thanksgiving. Rod Keiser of Denver, Marilyn and David Luce of Wisconsin and Mark Luce of Omaha joined them Thanksgiving Day.

Gene Decker and friend Mark of Loveland, Colo., were Saturday and Sunday guests of the Fred Krausnicks, doing some hunting.

Richard Baxter was honored at a dinner for the Palisade Rural Volunteer Fire Department for his 46 years of service to fire fighting and prevention.

Sunday guests of Dennis and Janet Egle were Robert and Esther Egle, Duane and LeAnn Egle of Gretna, Loren and Pat Egle and Linda Egle. They observed the 85th birthdays of Robert and Esther.

Jane Dinnel and friend Mia Commett from Frontier School of the Bible and Zeke and Andrea Zakis of Cheyenne, Wyo., were visitors in the Duane Dinnel home for the holiday.

Moisture recorded last week: .85 of an inch; high for the week: 73° on Nov. 21; low: 21° on Nov. 19 and 20.

25 years ago this week

November 27, 1986

Eva Terry observed her 90th birthday on Monday and has seen extensive changes over the years - from electricity, appliances, automobiles and continued automation. Her family honored her at a covered dish dinner on Nov. 23 at the Legion Hall with a cake, coffee and punch reception in the afternoon.

Anita Wheeler attended the annual all-state music clinic in Hastings Nov. 20-22, participating with the 465-voice choir. This is the second year she has been chosen for the honor. She auditioned earlier in the year at Ogallala. Music instructor John Thompson also attended.

Three members of Wauneta High School’s advanced computer class captured first place in their division at the University of South Dakota computer contest. Kelli Kitt, Rod Haarberg and Eric Broadbent joined together to finish atop the contest’s small school division. Cermit Brown is the instructor. Thirty schools competed.

Mr. and Mrs. Tom Moss and Jennifer attended the graduation of Pvt. Thomas Moss Jr. at Fort Sill, Okla. He spent a week at home before going to Fort Ord, Calif.

Mr. and Mrs. Tony Cribelli joined Dr. and Mrs. Roger Minneman Saturday evening in Ogallala for supper.

Kathy Barger, Betty McCallum, Eleanor Petr, Sharon Haarberg, Marilyn O’Neil, Jackie Kennedy and Kay Goings went to North Platte for the Garfield Club’s “Ladies Day Out.”

Precip for November: .15 of an inch; for 1986: 18.16 inches.

Grain Markets: wheat-2.22/bu.; corn-1.46/bu.; milo-2.25/cwt; soybeans-4.38/bu.

50 years ago this week

Nov. 30, 1961

Eugene and Ruth Justice announced plans to operate a service station in Wauneta located on the Hamilton corner. It will be known as Mobil Service.

A group of Mt. Zion people and close neighbors met at the Kenneth Romine home Tuesday to lend a helping hand with some of their farm work, hauling in feed and putting fence around a field. Serving dinner were Alvina Buffington, LaVina Bardsley and Burneta Pflum.

Student Council officers: Dennis Egle, president; Juanetta Sailors, secretary; Dennis Gockley, vice president. Members: Sylvia Yost, Donald O’Neil, Tommy Heldenbrand, Vaughn McBride, Dennis Goings, Marcia Rueter, Don Morgan and Beverly Hunt.

The Kitt families gathered at the Isaac Walton Cabin at Enders Lakes Thursday for their traditional Thanksgiving dinner.

Mr. and Mrs. Paul Applegarth and sons and Mr. and Mrs. Wendell Polly, Gary and Donnie were Thanksgiving dinner guests of Mrs. Della Fanning.

75 years ago this week

November 18, 1936

Tom Whitehead of Tacoma, Wash., came Friday to visit his sister, Grace Metcalf. Mr. Whitehead was one of the first settlers in this territory and takes great pleasure in visiting old familiar spots about town.

Howard Vest, Gene Stewart and Buck Ryan attended the turkey shoot at Trenton last Sunday and all returned with turkeys.

Mrs. Gregory was a weekend visitor at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Ed Novacek.

Rev. and Mrs. D. G. Wine and family and Mr. and Mrs. R. E. Conklin of Wauneta were entertained Sunday at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Grosbach and family.

Mr. and Mrs. John Kerns and Jack and Mr. and Mrs. Lee Hartzer took dinner at the Harry Lowe home Sunday.

Local Markets: cream-.26; eggs-.25-.28; wheat-1.02; corn-1.05; barley-.50.

100 years ago this week

November 30, 1911

A petition is being circulated to have a free delivery mail service to go into the Ed Seward neighborhood, going by the Woods ranch and returning by the south divide. It’s a good thing, pass it along.

It was zero weather Monday morning and 8 above Tuesday morning. Warmed up considerably on Wednesday.

Mrs. J.O. Walker of Hamlet was in town between trains on Wednesday.

Mr. and Mrs. O. E. McCallum autoed to Eustis on Wednesday to spend Thanksgiving with his brother, Ray.

C. L. Barnes took his scalps to Imperial Monday (coyote scalps) 9 in number. So many howlers less.