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Thursday, 22 March 2012 15:25

10 years ago this week

Mar. 28, 2002

AmFirst Bank President Van Korell announced plans to close the Palisade branch office, closing on June 30.

A wind-driven fire raged out of control near Hamlet last Wednesday, destroying a machine shop, burning 4,500 acres of pasture, trees and fence lines and threatening two homes.

The Wauneta-Palisade speech team took runner-up honors in Class D1 at the state contest in Lincoln, behind Potter-Dix.

Pinewood Derby winners: Landen Lawless, first in Wolves and Bears Division and overall champion; C.J. Hackney, best in show; Brett Klima, second and Logan Bischoff, third in Wolves and Bears; Tyler Crowell, first, Clint Majors, second and Justin Haskins, third in the Webelos Division.

Glenda Bartels, Kathleen and Lloyd Wicke and Kristine Orton and Tim spent the weekend with Gus and Margie Bartels. They attended the confirmation of Joe Bartels at St. Paul’s Sunday.

Andrew Ward, Chad Flaig and Cory Flaig were guests of honor at a carry-in dinner at the American Legion Auxiliary Hall in Palisade following their confirmation at the United Methodist Church, the dinner hosted by their parents for family members.

Elsie Becker visited Otto Bartels a week ago Monday taking ice cream and cake to observe his 99th birthday that had been on the 13th.

Moisture to date: .53 of an inch. High: 68° on March 20; low: 11° on March 21.

25 years ago this week

March 26, 1987

Jim and Patsy McKinney, Dotty and Gene Bartels accompanied 14 members of the “W Club” on a ski trip to Keystone. The group stayed at Frisco. Al and Marilyn McCrumb drove the bus.

Pastor Randy Smith and Betty and Fred Krausnick were sponsors of members of the United Methodist Youth Fellowship group, Amy and Heidi Maxfield, Danny Taylor, Brenda Breese and Wayne Krausnick, on a ski trip to Keystone. Saturday they attended a stage play, “Shooting Stars,” in Denver and on Sunday attended services and activities at the First Baptist Church in Castle Rock.

Elsie Morgan celebrated her 87th birthday March 19 and was a dinner guest of Orpha Jirik. Later they attended the American Legion card party.

Thursday Loren and Pat Egle met Jerry and Tina Sampson of Mancos, Colo., (formerly of Hamlet) and Wayne and Beverly Williams of Hamlet who were vacationing in Apache Junction in Las Vegas, Nev. They returned home Sunday.

Candy Henning and Cassie came to visit the Ervin Kitts Sunday and they, the Kevin Janiceks and Keenan Kitt family had a supper for their parents, Joan and Ervin, Monday evening, honoring them on their 35th wedding anniversary.

Nina Fortkamp, Ellen Prior and Marjorie Wheeler attended an acrylic art work shop conducted by Danette Hendrix Saturday in Imperial.

Precip for the week: .24 of an inch; for March: 1.03 inches; for 1987: 2.57 inches.

Grain Markets: wheat-2.37/bu.; corn-1.40 bu.; milo-2.25/cwt; soybeans-4.42/bu.

50 years ago this week

March 29, 1962

Palisade’s oldest couple is Mr. and Mrs. George Fornoff, both born in 1881. They have farmed in Hayes County all their lives except for two years when they travelled to Utah by covered wagon. Their church friends recently honored them on their 56th anniversary.

Janyce Hood was selected as Palisade’s representative to Girls State, sponsored by the American Legion Auxiliary.

Mr. and Mrs. Orley Troxel spent the weekend in Wichita Falls, Texas, with their daughter and husband, A2c and Mrs. Harry Straub.

Mrs. Bruce McCallum entertained at a neighborhood coffee Saturday to welcome Mrs. Val Gene Foster to the community.

Mr. and Mrs. Don Hyde and family of McCook spent the weekend with Mr. and Mrs. Fred Fortkamp, Mary and Nita.

75 years ago this week

March 24, 1937

Tip’s Lunch and the shoe shop moved to their new locations this week and work has already begun on tearing down the old building. Brick is being placed preparatory to begin building operations soon. This will add greatly to the appearance of Main street.

Last Sunday a good attendance witnessed the confirmation at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church of the following young people: Lorene Bischoff, Floyd Nordhausen, Arthur Fortkamp and Louis Denker.

Mr. and Mrs. Willis Hartzer entertained Mr. and Mrs. Berge Brannan and Mr. and Mrs. Fred Swink to a supper after midnight Sunday for Mrs. Swink’s birthday.

An anniversary party was held at the O.E. Walker home Wednesday evening, celebrating the birthdays of Mrs. C. M. Ketler, L. W. Ough and R.E. Olmsted. The evening was spent playing pinochle. After the presentation of gifts following the 12 o’clock hot two-course supper, Mr. and Mrs. Walker were congratulated on their 26th anniversary.

Local Markets: cream-.35; eggs-.18; hens-.13-.14; hides-.06- .07; wheat-1.22; corn-1.10-1.12; barley-.65.

100 years ago this week

March 28, 1912

There will be a warm time at the meeting of the town board Monday night. A resolution will be passed or offered to remove the scales and hitching racks from main street. Push it along, they should all go.

Pennington got his oil wagon stuck Monday morning on the hill by Mr. Kline’s on his way to Palisade and it was still there Wednesday afternoon.

A wolf hunt was held in the Catharine neighborhood Monday. Over 300 were in the hunt and only 5 coyotes were secured.

Hawley Curry is getting up his summer wood now before spring work begins.

Mrs. Otto Walker visited Tuesday with Mrs. Berge Brannon while Berge escorted Otto down to Mr. Willtrout’s to get seed potatoes.