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Thursday, 17 May 2012 14:41

10 years ago this week

May 23, 2002

The Wauneta Senior Center launched a $95,000 renovation project to include a complete renovation of the old hardware store adjacent to the south of the Center. The Wauneta Community Foundation board of directors approved a $5,000 grant for the project and committed another $5,000 in matching funds to match additional donations.

Gene Harchelroad was honored as a 50-year General Motors dealer. General Motors representatives Larry Hite of Dallas, Texas, and Ruth Bouldes were present to recognize Harchelroad’s 50 years and presented him with a crystal trophy. Hite said this was only the third time in his 30-year career with GM that an individual dealer has reached the 50-year milestone. Harchelroad was 23 years old when his father died unexpectedly and left him at the helm. Sons Brian and Sid also are partners in the family business.

Donna Berggren and JR Crabb reigned as prom queen and king at Heritage’s prom. Prom theme was “Catch a falling star and put in your pocket.”

Eleven high school students were inducted into the National Honor Society. They include juniors Ashley Fortkamp, Jamie Harris, Mandi Janicek; sophomores Staci Alberts, Melissa Long, Ashley Kitt; freshmen Jenna Britten, Cody Egle, Janae Harris, Brad Licht and Sheridan Wright.

Boys 3200 meter relay team (Seth Alberts, Shane Gerhartz, Shawn Flaig and Kyle Hansen) took third place and the girls 1600 meter relay team (Melissa Long, Stacey Yost, Tabby Christner and Cassy Smith) placed fifth at State Track.

Jean Wach and Helena Hubbard attended the confirmation of Lyndsey Wach at the Methodist Church in Farnam Sunday.

Esther Einspahr, Millie Long, Phyllis Nordhausen and DeLores Taylor attended the quilt show at Champion Sunday afternoon.

Precip for the week: .36 of an inch; for 2002: 1.68 inches. High for the week: 84° on May 14; low: 35° on May 13.

25 years ago this week

May 21, 1987

Fourteen seniors received their diplomas Sunday during bacculaureate-commencement exercises. Joni Travis was valedictorian and Lori Maddux and Eric Broadbent, co-salutatorians.

Graduation exercises were held Sunday for six Palisade High School seniors. Jennifer Yarberry was named valedictorian and Seven French was salutatorian.

Violet Long accompanied Barney and Lola Leitner of McCook to Springfield, Mo., on the 5th where they visited Linda and Dennis Leitner, DeLynna, Matthew and Andrea and attended Dennis’ graduation from Central Bible College in Springfield.

Three youths were confirmed at Zion Lutheran Church in Imperial by Pastor Leroy Pralle. They were Theresa Haarberg, Sean Pralle and Karl Meeske.

A large crowd attended the Industrial Arts fair. Winners were Brad Yost, best project with his grandfather clock; Chad Nordhausen, best construction for a baby crib; Kim Lambert, most unique project for her one-of-a-kind mirror and also “People’s Choice.”

Peg McCallum and Emma Hoff visited Eddie Wilcox Friday to play scrabble.

Precip for the week: .53 of an inch; for 1987: 6.47 inches.

Grain Markets: wheat-2.41/bu.; corn-1.61/bu.; milo-2.40/cwt; soybeans-4.69/bu.

50 years ago this week

May 24, 1962

Brothers and sisters of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Wicke and their families were guests for a dinner at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church Sunday. An open house was held in the afternoon in honor of Mr. and Mrs. Wicke’s silver wedding anniversary.

Airman 1st Class Jim Greeley left Tuesday for Greenland where he will be stationed for a year.

Mrs. Emma Walbridge will be 101 years old May 25. She plans to spend the day quietly at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Earl Smith in Palisade, where she is presently a guest.

Mr. and Mrs. Keith Gage and family and Mr. and Mrs. Lyle Gage drove to Sterling, Colo., Sunday where they met Mr. and Mrs. Ronnie Moody and daughter and Mr. and Mrs. Clifford Moody of Denver for a picnic dinner and an afternoon of visiting.

Mr. and Mrs. Louis Blobaum observed their 54th anniversary Sunday at a dinner with family as guests.

75 years ago this week

May 19, 1937

Twenty-seven students received their diplomas at commencement exercises Thursday evening at the high school. Judy Bayard Paine, judge of the Supreme Court in Nebraska, delivered the address. Scholarships went to Bethene Wade for the highest four years average, followed by Cheston Jones, second and Leonard Kerchal, third.

Parents entertained the graduates of 1937 and the faculty at the I.O.O.F. Hall Wednesday evening following class night exercises.

H. E. Athey, Amil Hoff and F. W. Krausnick went to Denver Tuesday morning to purchase equipment for use in putting the bayou in presentable condition.

Several friends dropped in at the d’Allemand home May 6 at the evening dinner hour with the meal all prepared to remind Mrs. d’Allemand of her birthday. After the meal the evening was spent playing bridge.

Local Markets: cream-25; eggs-.14; hens-.11; fries-.17; corn-1.15; wheat-1.12.

100 years ago this week

May 16, 1912

Needed the heating stoves the last few days. Froze ice Saturday and Monday nights.

A large crowd met at the home of Ashby Morrison’s Sat. eve. Ice cream and cake were served and the guests had a great deal of fun matching bows for partners.

Cloyd and Nellie Nesmith and Mable McCarty stayed at Ashby Morrison’s Sat. night and attended the party.

Henry and Frank Petsch returned from their trip to Milford. They say the small grain crops look better here than in the center or eastern part of the state.

Mrs. Grosbach’s class had their monthly class party Wed. eve.