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Thursday, 12 April 2012 14:47

10 years ago this week

April 18, 2002

Prom Royalty: Shane Gerhartz and Jessica Long were crowned king and queen; Julie Long and Dustin Harris, first attendants and Randi Maris and Steven Humphrey, second attendants.

Carson Watt was chosen as the Cornhusker Boys State Representative for Legion Post 304 in Wauneta.

Joan Denker of Council Bluffs, Iowa, and Esther Einspahr were Wednesday evening supper guests of Jim and DeLores Taylor.

Bonnie Majors and Elsie Becker attended the 95th birthday party for Mabel Bernard Saturday held at the home of her daughter, Janine Cox. Phyllis Nordhausen also attended.

Donald and Marilyn O’Neil spent the weekend in Fremont getting acquainted with their new grandson, Bo Michael, son of Shannon and Sandy O’Neil.

Jackie Kennedy, Jan Cribelli, Sharon Statz, Maretta Brown and Colletta Clouse spent Friday to Monday in Fremont and bowled in the state tournament in Omaha.

Saturday evening the children of Tom Miller hosted a surprise 50th birthday party at Frenchman Auto, attended by family and friends enjoying supper and cake.

Precip for the week: .13 of an inch; for the year: .66 of an inch. High was 91° on April 14; low: 41° on April 12.

25 years ago this week

April 16, 1987

Local firemen were honored for their continued service to the department including Marvin Hamilton, 20 years; Bud Long, 30 years; Bob Hamilton, 20 years; Jim Huser, 20 years; Bob Jones, 10 years; Dale Bischoff, 20 years; Garry Taylor, 10 years; Gene Harchelroad, 30 years; Lloyd Sinner, 30 years; G. B. Crapson, 20 years and John Green, 10 years.

Taya Gockley was confirmed at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church Sunday. Her parents, Dennis and Donna Gockley, hosted a dinner in her honor following the service. A reception, hosted by the elders of the congregation, followed her questioning service Friday evening.

Mr. and Mrs. Vearl McBride visited Herb and Eulene Busking at Palisade Sunday. The ladies attended the “Brides Through the Years” program sponsored by the Palisade Womans and Friendly Neighbors Clubs. There were 22 gowns, the oldest worn in 1892. Eulene modeled her own wedding dress worn in 1948. Bev Polly Graves also modeled her own 1968 wedding gown.

Prom royalty: Dan Cameron and Lori Maddux were crowned prom king and queen Saturday night. Lynette Lawson and Brad Yost were first attendants and Anita Wheeler and Kelly Kitt were second attendants.

Rod Haarberg was selected to attend one of the two Nebraska Hugh O’Brien Leadership Seminars in June at the Creighton University and the University of Nebraska.

Elaine and Leo Hink were guests of honor at an open house in their home in Champion on their 25th anniversary, hosted by daughters Lisa, Davon and Sheri and Elaine’s mother, Henrietta Hink.

Thursday guests of Hilda Nordhausen for lunch and a “quilting bee” were Hilda Roschewski, Elsie Becker, Ann Einspahr, and Leta Brunkhorst. Donna Gockley and Henry Brunkhorst joined them for lunch.

Precip for the week: .92 of an inch; for 1987: 3.79 inches.

Grain Markets: wheat-2.31/bu.; corn-1.46/bu.; milo-2.30/cwt; soybeans-4.69/bu.

50 years ago this week

April 19, 1962

Gary Gibbons was named Nebraska State Farmer. There are 110 State Farmers named out of an estimated 300-400 applicants. He was recently awarded a third blue ribbon as a Star Dairy Farmer in the state.

On Sunday, April 8, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Dicke of Palisade were surprised on their 45th anniversary by family and friends.

Mr. and Mrs. Fred Nordhausen entertained Mr. and Mrs. John Simons and Rev. and Mrs. A. O. Ernst at coffee Sunday evening.

Mr. and Mrs. Don Majors and family of Sidney were Saturday overnight guests of Mrs. Doris Bartels and the Bartels brothers. They attended the confirmation service at St. Paul’s Church on Sunday.

David Polly, Bobby Fye, David Hanna and David Redden are attending play school this week. They will be in kindergarten next year.

75 years ago this week

April 14, 1937

Places for 80 are arranged for the annual Junior-Senior banquet at the I.O.O.F. Hall tonight. The seniors and faculty are guests of the juniors.

Saturday evening Mrs. Elvaro Carpenter was surprised when about 14 Rebekah friends dropped in to remind her of her birthday. The evening was spent informally with lunch and a handkerchief shower.

Guy Sims and Mrs. Sims, his mother and Geraldine Von Stade leave this week for a trip to Florida.

Ladies Aid met Wednesday with Mrs. Emma Slack. A fair attendance was present regardless of the dust storm.

Local Markets: cream-.27; eggs-.17; hens-.13-.14; wheat- 1.20; corn-1.20-1.18; barley-.65.