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Wednesday, 06 June 2012 20:47

10 years ago this week

June 13, 2002

The 21st annual celebration of Palisade’s Pioneer Days was held over the weekend. Dennis and Shirley Ferguson were named the grand marshals. The new Veterans Memorial Monument was partially erected for the celebration.

In 1902 a group of people gathered to form the Pioneer Church of the Brethren. On June 22-23 a 100-year celebration was observed, the present church being the old grade school.

Erma Kitt observed her 90th birthday this year. She and husband Kenneth Kitt celebrated their 50th anniversary in 1983. Erma recalled hard times but family, friends and neighbors banded together to help each other. Music is a big part of her life.

Tony Cribelli and Ted Grimm participated in the torch run on its way through Wauneta.

Delpha Nordhausen, Phyllis Nordhausen, Nola and Harry Straub, Ray and Donna Swanson, Lucille McBride and Pastor Mike Laing were among those attending the hymn sing at the Church of Christ in Palisade.

A group of 32 ladies met at the Senior Center Thursday for coffee and rolls, hosted by Doris Ough and Ethel Louch on Bonnie Hanna’s birthday. Other June birthdays were June Cox, Marge Hanna and Violet Long.

Jack and Carol Maddux spent May 29 to June 3 at North Branford, Conn., visiting daughter Sandra and Colin Conklin, Rebecca and Luke.

Neldon and Linda Hewitt of Washington are houseguests of the Kent Buffingtons.

Wesley Wheeler and Rod and Joy Wheeler went to Onset, Mass., to visit Harry and Val Jean Soper and to attend their 50th anniversary celebration.

Grain Market: wheat-2.81, new-2.74; corn-1.86, new-1.91; soybeans-4.54, new-4.26.

Precip for the week: .73 of an inch; high for the week: 102° on June 7; low: 56° on June 5.

25 years ago this week

June 11, 1987

The community of Palisade will celebrate its centennial this weekend in conjunction with their annual Pioneer Days with activities planned throughout the weekend.

The Palisade swimming pool opened Saturday with 95 registering.

Belle and Beth Frasier returned Saturday from a week’s vacation which included an all-expense paid cruise for two aboard the Sunward II to the Bahamas. Belle won the cruise through the Diet Coke Company.

Mr. and Mrs. Melvin Roschewski of Lompoc, Calif., were visitors of Bill and Hilda Roschewski last week.

Marty and Pam Fye and Cassandra of Lakewood, Colo., were Friday to Monday guests of Bea and Bob Fye.

The Gary DeWesters took daughter Teresa and Lori Buffington to join a bus of young people, originating in Scottsbluff, on a trip to Liberty, Mo., to attend a Co-op Leadership Camp Monday to Friday.

Jeff and Kay Maxfield, Todd and Eric of Taylorville, Ind., spent the weekend with his parents, Bette and Raymond Maxfield. They were joined by the Jim Maxfield family, Merrill and Emma Jean Maris and Edna Maxfield at a picnic at the lake Sunday evening.

Precip for the week: 1.58 inches; for 1987: 11.20 inches.

Grain Markets: wheat-2.18/bu.; corn-1.68/bu.; milo-2.45/cwt; soybeans-4.90/bu.

50 years ago this week

June 14, 1962

Wauneta is going to have a new dial telephone system, according to Robert Bradley of the Wauneta Telephone Company, Inc. Plans are to have the system installed and operational by June 1, 1963.

Cecil Steckman was elected to his second term on the grade school board and Jack Sandman was named to fill the vacancy left by Harlan Stock.

Mrs. A. E. Carrigan was surprised with a “welcome” party at her home Tuesday afternoon with 14 ladies present. Cake and coffee were enjoyed and the afternoon spent socially.

Gary Gibbons, Brice Rueter and Bonnie Wicke left Monday to attend the annual 4-H Club Work Week at the Kellogg Center in Lincoln.

Mr. and Mrs. Don Thomas of San Diego, Calif., spent about a week here visiting in the Myron Williams and Jim Thomas homes.

75 years ago this week

June 9, 1937

The Mt. Zion M. E. Church is undergoing a complete overhauling, new walls of Nu-wood plank and ceiling of In-cel-wood, and the wood trimming on the exterior getting new paint.

Mr. and Mrs. Hugh McCallum and June were Sunday dinner guests of Mr. and Mrs. Omar Kitt and Josephine.

Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Dudek Sr. entertained Mr. and Mrs. Ray Keech and Mr. and Mrs. Floyd Follette and family of Palisade at a chicken dinner Sunday.

Clyde Brown of Enders did some plumbing work for Elmer Pribbeno Friday and Saturday. He is making his farm home strickly modern.

Mr. and Mrs. Ennis Decker left Friday for Chadron where Mr. Decker will attend the summer session at Chadron State Normal.

Local Markets: cream-.27; eggs-.13; heavy springs-.15; heavy hens-.11; leghorns-.08; corn-1.10; wheat-1.05.

100 years ago this week

June 6, 1912

Hailstorm Friday afternoon did considerable damage to the gardens. Little rain with it.

There was a ball game Saturday at the diamond east of Nudings.

Grant Christensen, Lloyd Fye and Fern Wright attended the ice cream supper at Dick Daniels Sat. night.

Dora Steinbeck visited Wed. and Thurs. last week with Minnie Bischoff.

Clifford Wood went to Omaha Monday to represent Wauneta Masonic Lodge at the grand lodge. Dr. Hoffmeister went from Imperial.