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Thursday, 26 April 2012 15:23

10 years ago this week

May 2, 2002

Renaissance Faire, organized by Mrs. Toni Heimes and the HAL Committee, transported W-P students, parents, students from five area schools back several centuries to the age of Shakespeare and Galileo. The April 22-24 Faire was filled with classes and demonstrations of archery, renaissance cooking, kites, horses and ag, jousting, juggling, renaissance sports, music, hairbraiding, and more.

Tabithia Christner was selected as the Cornhusker Girl State delegate, sponsored by John L. Sullivan American Legion Auxiliary Unit No. 318. Emily Humphrey will serve as alternate.

Beryl Knotwell and Ila Widger went to Grand Island where they joined a group on a bus tour to attend the 18th annual American Quilters Society Quilt Show in Paducah, Ky. They enjoyed some sightseeing and visited quilt shops along the way.

A dinner was held Sunday following morning worship at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church to honor high school graduates Rani Maris and Kayla Einspahr and recent confirmands Joe Bartels and Jeremy Boon.

Visitors of Dan and Joanne Liebig last week were his sister and husband, Mr. and Mrs. Joe Curcarola of Sterling, Colo. The men attended the 3I Machinery Show at Great Bend, Kan.

Eunice Bodeman attended the confirmation of her great grandson. Logan Polly, in McCook Sunday and was among guests of Logan’s parents, Jeff and Elaine, after the service.

W-P boys track team claimed the GPAC championship with the girls taking third place. The boys 3200 relay team of Seth Alberts, Kyle Hansen, Shane Gerhartz and Shawn Flaig set a new meet and school record with a time of 8:26.4, bettering the record set in 2000 of 8:36.7 by Eric Pfeiffer, Justin Baker, Tyson Bardsley and Rogan Einspahr.

Precip for the week: .45 of an inch; for the year: 1.20 inches. High for the week: 87° on April 23; low: 24° on April 25.

25 years ago this week

April 30, 1987

The Commercial Club announced the closing of the Chateau Theatre after this week’s show due to the theatre operating at a loss.

Jamie Littrel opened a new body shop in Wauneta last January, installing a new painting booth, a new compressor and a wire-feed welder. The new business, Classic Auto Body Refinishing, is located in the building housing the laundromat and Tillie Lucas’ former thrift shop.

Michelle Fredricks of near Hastings spent the weekend with Joni Travis and attended classes at school with her Monday. The girls were roommates at Girls State last year.

Kim Fritsch was selected to attend Cornhusker Girls State and is sponsored by Palisade’s American Legion Auxiliary Unit #318 and assisted by American Legion Post #318.

A centennial quilt was suggested at a Palisade Community Service Club meeting. A committee was formed, pictures gathered and used for the 30 blocks, artwork and blocks made by many, many people and quilting done by 22 people to finish the quilt.

Wauneta’s music students earned seven superior ratings at the district music contest in McCook. Students are Anita Wheeler, Jolene Gordon, Trent Minneman, Janel Applegarth, Kirsten Nordhausen, Lee Anne Green and Kory Kitt.

Kelly Kitt was named the outstanding boy athlete at the annual Bronco Booster athletic banquet. No senior girl award was given as no one met the two-sport participation requirement.

No precip for the week; for the month: .92 of an inch; for 1987: 3.79 inches.

Grain Markets: wheat-2.29/bu.; corn-1.50/bu.; milo-2.30/cwt; soybeans-4.64/bu.

50 years ago this week

May 3, 1962

The eighth grade class and their teachers were honored at an 8 o’clock breakfast Saturday morning at the Methodist Church by the eighth grade mothers.

The senior class and the high school faculty were guests Wednesday morning of the WSCS at a breakfast at the Methodist Church.

Mr. and Mrs. Andy Brunkhorst and Joan, Mr. and Mrs. Henry Wicke and family, Mrs. Carl Rueter, Lois Bartels, Mr. and Mrs. Warren Buffington Jr. and family and Mr. and Mrs. Junior Kitt and family attended the 4-H carnival at Benkelman Saturday night.

Mr. and Mrs. Robert Egle and Linda returned recently from California where they attended the National Quarterhorse Convention at Long Beach. They visited his sister, Mr. and Mrs. Glen Beneda and sons at Santa Fe Springs, Calif.

The Neighborly Neighbors honored the birthday of Mrs. Louis Blobaum at her home Tuesday afternoon and helped Mrs. Edith Lorance celebrate here birthday with cake and coffee Saturday afternoon.

75 years ago this week

April 28, 1937

Mrs. E. F. Van Cleave entertained a group of boys Saturday evening, the occasion being the birthday of Bus Van Cleave who was 16 that day.

Second grader Gene Harchelroad finds it difficult to write with a broken elbow. It is fun to climb a tree, but not so much fun to fall out of one.

Mr. and Mrs. Leon Athey and Bruce McCallum were Friday evening dinner guests of Mr. and Mrs. Mark McCallum.

Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Boyce and son Everett and Clair Rowley took Sunday dinner at the John Donze home.

New shipment of ladies wash dresses $1.98. Rudisil’s.

Local Markets: cream-.28; eggs-.14; hens-.12; wheat-1.10; corn-1.15; barley-.65.

100 years ago this week

April 25, 1912

Swat the fly!

No prayer meeting for several weeks, as there is too much spring work.

E. A. Tibbetts hauled corn from Enders Friday and Mrs. Tibbetts spent the day with Mrs. A. Wiley.

Henry, Dick and Dora Steinbeck, Vearl and Clara Kitt visited at John Downey’s Sunday. Mrs. Carriker and Mrs. Morrow helped Mrs. Ashby Morrison do some papering Tuesday.

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