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Thursday, 24 May 2012 15:09

10 years ago this week

May 30, 2002

More than 200 alumni and guests attended the celebrations and the banquet over Memorial Day weekend. Edna Christensen and Erma Kitt were present for the Class of ’32; Class of ’42 had 13 of 38 members present; Class of ’52: 23 of 40; Class of ’62: 19 of 34; Class of ’72: 14 of 29; Class of ’82: 6 of 27; Class of ’92: 11 of 26; Class of ’02: 1 of 20.

Palisade and Wauneta-Palisade teachers Tom Moss and Tom Monnahan retire as the school year ends. Moss began his career at Palisade High School in 1972 as the science teacher, moving on to Wauneta-Palisade schools with the merger. Monnahan began his teaching career in 1967 at Palisade, teaching math.

Industrial Arts fair winners: Shelby Anderson, Outstanding Project and People’s Choice award for bathroom sink and cabinet and Instructor’s Choice for corner cupboard; Kallan Kitt, first place Outstanding Construction for a wrap-around counter; Ryan McCrumb, second place outstanding project for a bookcase cabinet and Emily Humphrey, second place Outstanding Construction for a vanity dresser and stool.

Floyd and Lela Fortkamp of Santa Rosa, Calif., were guests of Violet Long Memorial weekend and visited relatives.

Lloyd and Chris Bley were in Middleburg, Pa., over the weekend to attend the high school graduation of Christina Bley. Lloyd gave the prayer at baccalaureate services at Penn’s Creek Bible School on Sunday with graduation on Monday.

Jeralyn Wine and Karen Baker were in Omaha over the weekend where Jeralyn participated in the Creighton University special olympics in two swimming events and one running event.

Precip for the week: .12 of an inch; high for the week: 90° on May 26; low: 36° on May 24, 25.

25 years ago this week

May 28, 1987

Many WHS alumni took part in weekend festivities. Beulah Hahn Olmsted was present for the class of 1917. The Class of ’27 had 8 members present; Class of ’37, 12 present; Class of ’47: 9 present; Class of ’57: 19 present; Class of ’67: 12 present; Class of ’77: 15.

Members of Kid Kangaroo Pre-School and their families and teacher, Bobbi Hefley, had a picnic at the park Thursday to finish up their school year.

Seniors of W.H.S. went to Denver, Colo., Wednesday, flying to Dallas, Texas, for their senior trip following graduation.

Henry and Eleanor Petr were honored on their 50th wedding anniversary with friends, neighbors and relatives gathering at the Legion Hall for a supper and dance.

Mr. and Mrs. Herman Bley attended an army reunion of 2nd Battalion Headquarters Company 193 at St. Louis, Mo. This was the first reunion in 42 years.

Mr. and Mrs. Reinhold Gloy attended the 40th anniversary celebration of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Knight in Ogallala Saturday and were barbecue guests of Mr. and Mrs. Ron Gloy and girls.

Teresa DeWester won the gold medal in the Class D long jump competition at the state track meet, jumping 16’11.5”. Five others qualified including Rod Haarberg in the shot and discus; Doug Terry in the pole vault; Shana Wilson in the 300 hurdles; Angi Buffington in the 100 and Derek Andrews in the high jump.

Precip for the week: 3.06 inches; for 1987: 9.53 inches.

Grain Markets: wheat-2.42/bu.; corn-1.66/bu.; milo-2.40/cwt; soybeans-4.72/bu.

50 years ago this week

May 31, 1962

American Legion Auxiliary sold 752 poppies Saturday.

Mr. and Mrs. Carl Henne and daughter moved from Mullen to Wauneta over the weekend. Mr. Henne is the new grade school principal.

Mr. and Mrs. Verne Fisher are attending the World’s Fair at Seattle, Wash.

Mrs. Carl Widger and LaVerna Fanning left Thursday for a vacation through the Black Hills, visiting Glen Widger in Montana and then attending the World’s Fair in Seattle.

Second Lt. Jonas F. Crapson spent the weekend in the home of his mother, Mrs. Ed Fanning. Mr. and Mrs. Ed Fanning, Second Lt. Crapson and Jim Crapson were Saturday supper guests in the Bill Crapson home.

.80 of an inch rain reported in Wauneta.

75 year ago this week

May 26, 1937

Work on the new Crystal Theatre is progressing rapidly with the black glass on the front now on.

A little surprise was sprung on the Wilfred Maddux family at their ranch Sunday in commemoration of their 10th anniversary. Four generations were present.

Glen Athey left for Hastings Tuesday where he will resume work on the Tri-county project.

Mrs. Glen Athey accompanied Mrs. Eleanor Frasier to Chicago. Mrs. Athey will spend several weeks visiting friends and relatives in Chicago and Wisconsin.

Guy Sims and his mother, Mrs. Alice Sims, returned from an extended trip through Florida, Texas and Washington D.C. Saturday. Jerry Von Stade accompanied them.

Mrs. Tom Stinnette visited her sister, Mrs. Cleo Fanning, Thursday.

Local Markets: cream-.20; eggs-.14; heavy hens-.11; leghorns-.08; wheat-1.15; corn-1.20.

100 years ago this week

May 23, 1912

We haven’t seen those hitching racks and scales moving yet.

A number of the town men folks were out to the cemetery Tuesday and fixed it up. Those who went deserve credit for so doing.

A very pleasant evening was spent at the home of Clara and Gordon Burham Wednesday evening by the young people of our pretty little village.

Mable McCarty stayed over Sun. night with Mrs. Olive Selby for company as Carl got home quite late from Stratton.