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Thursday, 09 February 2012 16:26

10 years ago this week

Feb. 14, 2002

Ruth Ham, Ruby Anderson, Verna Anderson and Lucille McBride went to Enders to the Ground Hog waffle supper last week.

Bob and Sharon Walgren and Evelyn and Don Kanost returned from a trip to Leesburg, Ga., where they visited Bob and Lucille Newman and Maxine and Marv Kimble and their families.

Dirk and Janelle Buffington, Cole, Will and Ally of Imperial plan to relocate to the Central American country of Belize as part of the River of Life Ministry. Dirk had spent a week in 1998 as part of a mission team. Jan DeWester will be joining Pastor Jerry Stark of the Christian Faith Outreach Church of Imperial on a medical mission trip to Belize.

The Wauneta-Palisade speech team took second place at their meet held at the high school with Grant taking first.Windy and snowy conditions caused seven teams to cancel with 10 teams braving the weather.

Two Bronco wrestlers qualified for the state meet. Terrin Barnard was undefeated at districts, taking his undefeated record to 29-0. Jess Vapenik took the district runner-up title in the 119-pound division.

Seven Broncos were named to the GPAC all-conference list including: Matt Wilson and Steven Humphrey, second team and Seth Alberts and Joe Humphrey, honorable mention in the Boys Division and Emily Humphrey, first team, Julie Long, second team and Ashley Fortkamp, honorable mention in the Girls Division.

Precip for year: .17 of an inch. High for the week: 66° on Feb. 7 and 8; low: 13° om Feb. 4 and 6.

25 years ago this week

February 12, 1987

Mr. and Mrs. Robert Polly were guests of Jerry and Bev Graves Thursday night at the Palisade Community Service Club meeting. Rex Walgren was the guest speaker on his taxidermy hobby.

Mr. and Mrs. Bill Smith, accompanied by parents Mr. and Mrs. Clifford Smith, returned home from Washington where they attended the retirement of Dennis Smith at Whidbey Island, Oak Harbor, Wash., from the United States Navy after serving 30 years.

Cub Scouts Robert Engel, Steven Todd, Jeremy Bley and Ryan Jones and Boy Scouts Mike Bley, Phillip Enterline, Mike Jones, Jimmy Enterline and Scott Todd attended church at the Methodist church service as a group and in uniform Sunday, in observance of 77 years since Scouting began.

Nine married couples were honored at St. John’s Catholic Church Sunday in conjunction with World Marriage Day. The couples who will celebrate 40 or more years of marriage in 1987 included Bernard and Dorothy O’Neil, Henry and Eleanor Petr, Ed and Hazel Novacek, Otis and Lena Vlasin, Ted and Hattie Thompson, Wayne and Marie Smith, Merle and Margaret O’Neil, Eddie and Patsy Teply and Frank and Dorothea Fanning.

Lavern and Elinor Denker and Lynn attended the Imperial Medical Clinic open house Sunday and visited Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Winkelman.

Missi Hohnholt of Maxwell spent the weekend with Norma and Ike Denker and Monday and Tuesday with Keith and Mary Gage.

Precip for the week and February: .36 of an inch; for year: .59 of an inch.

Grain Markets: wheat-2.24/bu.; corn-1.36/bu.; milo-2.10/cwt; soybeans-4.40/bu.

50 years ago this week

Feb. 15, 1962

Mr. and Mrs. Otto Becker, Mr. and Mrs. Dick Nordhausen, Marvin Large, R. L. Gloy, and Lloyd Redden attended the Farm Bureau meeting at the Leo Beard home near Champion Thursday night.

Mrs. Wayne Salyer, Suzanne and Janette, Mrs. Bill Louch, Glen and Glenda and Mrs. Orville Widger, Mark and Dan took a hike Sunday afternoon to Devil’s Den. They enjoyed a short lunch before hiking home.

A surprise birthday coffee was held last Wednesday morning honoring Mrs. Junior Kitt at her home. The ladies, arriving with cake and birthday greetings were Beverly Maris, Donna Nichols, Mabel Dicke, Esther Einspahr, Bernice Stock, Virginia Gauger and Lavina Bardsley.

Mrs. Art Bush and Barbara returned home Sunday evening from Bluehill after attending the 48th anniversary of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Sumerfeld.

Mr. and Mrs. Henry Haarberg and Lynn left Saturday for California to visit relatives. Mr. and Mrs. Lavon Haarberg are staying on the farm while they are gone.

75 years ago this week

February 10, 1937

Medames A. W. Hoff, J. A. Person and O. E. Walker were in Imperial Tuesday attending a meeting of interest to P.-T.A. workers, the speaker was from the extension department of the university.

Rev. Chester McCarty and family came to town after their meeting at Ash Grove Sunday and took dinner and spent the evening with the Geo. Smith family.

Mrs. Lloyd Ough entertained the Embroidery Club Wednesday afternoon at a Valentine party.

Miss Marjorie Gregory was a Sunday dinner guest at the Bruce Engell home.

Local Markets: cream-.30; eggs-.16-.17; hides-.06-.07; wheat-1.14; corn-1.12; barley-.65.

100 years ago this week

February 15, 1912

The Chase County courthouse was accepted by the commissioners last week and the county offices moved in last Tuesday. It is all complete except the jail fixtures. To cost the county $83,656.23 to date.

It would be a good thing for our City dads to enforce the dog tax law. We have too many worthless curs running our streets.

A cement bridge will be built as soon as possible over the draw east of town on the Palisade road.

Mr. Kuhlman and family and Mr. Bischoff and family took dinner and spent Sunday p.m. at Fred Hilmans’.

Wanted: To trade a new sewing machine for a cow. J.W. Hann.