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Thursday, 19 January 2012 16:06

10 years ago this week

January 24, 2002

Twelve ladies met at the Methodist church Thursday morning, having a “block” party, cutting out blocks to make into baby quilts at their next sewing day.

Benjamin Anderjaska was baptized Sunday at Holy Family Church in Palisade by Rev. Patrick Murphy. His godparents are aunts Lisa Jensen and Theresa Bubak. A dinner was held following the mass at the home of his parents, Jon and Patty Anderjaska.

Bev and Harold Maris and Jonee Maris accompanied Jeff and Laurie Maris and boys to Kearney Saturday to attend a Storms hockey game, returning home on Sunday.

Jack and Verna Sandman were Friday supper guests of Janice and Doug Allen and Vicki and Gary Grimes in the Allen home at Imperial to observe their 54th anniversary.Aric and Chad Allen and Jenny and Jim Harris and family were later callers.

Janet Keiser, Rhonda Brunkhorst and Joyce Schwenk went to Brule last Tuesday where they visited Kari Brunkhorst who was helping the Leyton team in a basketball tourney. Wayne and Marie Smith and Barb, Kenny and Maressa Smith had also gone to see Jodi, the team’s coach.

Rex Walgren and Carson Watt flew to Los Angeles, Calif., Tuesday and were met by friend, Wayne Wallace. They attended a Kings hockey game and a Lakers basketball game. They were accompanied to the Nebraska-Miami football game by Brian Wallace and fiance Sheila.

Sarah Harrison, a center on the Concordia Bulldogs women’s basketball team, was named the Great Plains Athletic Conference Women’s Basketball player-of-the-week.

No precip. High for the week: 47° on Jan. 20; low: 13° on Jan. 15 and 19.

25 years ago this week

January 22, 1987

Mr. and Mrs. Robert Baumfalk were honored on their 50th anniversary Sunday at the Masonic Hall with a dinner served at noon, followed by an open house in the afternoon.

Guests of Mr. and Mrs. Virgil Sandman for Sunday dinner were the Kirk Sandman and Nik Sandman families and Elsie Counce. The occasion honored Kirk and Cindy on their 14th anniversary which is Jan. 20 and Nik and Co’s seventh which is Jan 26.

Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Smith and Mr. and Mrs Ed Vapenik were guests of the ladies’ sister, Betty, and James Stubblefield in Denver Friday to Sunday, attending the rodeo at the Stock Show Friday evening.

1976 Wauneta High School graduate Tim Creger was recently chosen to be the scoutmaster of a troop going to the 16th World Jamboree to be held in Australia in 1987. The troop will consist of 36 boys and four adults from parts of Nebraska, Iowa and Missouri.

Wednesday dinner guests of Bill and Hilda Roschewski were Rev. Herbert and Louise Schullenberg of Yucaipa, Calif. Mrs. Schullenberg was the former Louise Peterson of Palisade and attended St. Paul’s parochial school with Hilda and Elsie Becker.

For the second year in a row the Bronco boys won over Grant Fright night, 51-50. Kelly Kitt was high scorer with 21, Derek Andrews had 10, Philip Hartzer, 8, Doug Terry, 6, Rod Haarberg, 4 and George Fekkers, 2.

50 years ago this week

Jan. 25, 1962

Mr. and Mrs. Ivan Joy announced this week that they will be closing their store, Joy’s Clothing.

Mrs. Neil Kitt, Mrs. Dean Kitt, Mrs. Paul Kitt, Mrs. Wayne Salyer and Mrs. Duane Burham spent Thursday afternoon with Mrs. Cecil Steckman, making preparations for the Cub Scout Blue and Gold Banquet.

Norman Gage of Huntington Beach, Calif., arrived Tuesday to spend a few days with parents, Mr. and Mrs. Lyle Gage.

Mr. and Mrs. Merle O’Neil and Mr. and Mrs. Fay Fanning went to Denver Wednesday, attending the Stock Show. They returned home Friday.

Mr. and Mrs. Leland Kitt and Mrs. Lawrence Rueter spent the weekend in Lincoln. They visited Gary and Stuart Kitt and Marc Rueter. Mr. Kitt attended an executive meeting of the State REA Board. Trace of precip. High for the week: 40° on Jan. 16; low: -15° on Jan. 19.

75 years ago this week

January 20, 1937

Robbers entered five businesses at Hamlet Monday night. Safes were blown open at the Guy Sailors store and Farmers Coop. $55 was taken at Sailors, $10 at the Coop, $50 and all the stamps at the Post office. The Rousey store and elevator were entered but nothing seemed to have been taken.

Chalmers Van Pelt is the new owner of “The Spot” lunch room which has been operated by Urlin McCartney.

J. Benge and son have purchased the barbershop from Anse Schroeder.

Henry Wicke, Virgil Sandman and Delman Engell left Wednesday for Denver to attend the stock show.

Howard Bradley, Nelson Dixon, A.R. d’Allemand and Albert Scrivens attended the rabbit hunt near Lamar last Sunday.

Local Markets: cream-.30; eggs-.17; hens-.10; wheat-1.16; corn-1.12-1.08; barley-.65.

100 years ago this week

January 25, 1912

Miss Eva Hanna, Myrtle and Master Forest accompanied by Miss Southwell visited Sunday at Elmer Fye’s. From all reports they had a big time as coasting was fine on one of the high hills in the pasture.

John Keiser and Dick Steinbeck returned home Saturday from Johnson County where they have been working.

Mr. Winkelman helped Mr. Steinbeck butcher Wednesday.

The Watkins medicine man stayed over Sunday at St. Clair Stock’s.