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Thursday, 21 June 2012 14:42

10 years ago this week

June 27, 2002

AmFirst Bank in Palisade will officially close Friday after serving the community for 14 years. Community organizers are optimistic about the possibility of bringing in a federal credit union.

The Enders Church of the Brethren celebrated its 100 years over the weekend. A total of 160 people signed the guest book at a fellowship time Saturday night and special service Sunday. Four of the five most recent ministers were present.

Dwaune and DeVeta Redfield celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary Saturday with an open house and dance at the Hayes Center Legion Hall, hosted by children and grandchildren.

Jason Kellie and Kaylin McAfee of Bend, Ore., are visiting his grandmother, Elsie Becker.

Ed and Jo Arenz were guests of Dave and Kathy Smuckler Saturday night in Castle Rock, Colo., and attended the ordination of Doug Resler at First Presbyterian Church. Doug is the son of Dorsey and Esther Resler and will be going to Mobile, Ala., to pastor a church there.

Doris Ough, June Cox, Ethel Louch, Millie Deininger and Edna Christensen attended the style show and wedding gown display at the Chase County Museum. Ashley Kitt, Mandi Janicek, Wendy Johnston, Chris Schilke Krausnick and Jillian Jungren of Omaha were among the models modeling the 13 wedding gowns and one bridesmaid dress.

Ed Fye was named head track coach at Doane College, replacing Doane College Track and Cross Country Coach Fred Beile. Fye has seen both sides of the program, first as a college student coached by Beile and then as one of the assistant coaches.

Precip for the week: .40 of an inch ; for 2002: 3.08 inches. High for the week: 101° on June 22; low: 59° on June 17 and 20.

25 years ago this week

June 25, 1987

All of the children of the late Elsie and Leighton Morse attended a family dinner at the Senior Center in Imperial Sunday.

Mr. and Mrs. Adam Cribelli and Mr. and Mrs. Jeff Maris hosted an open house supper and dance Saturday evening at the Cribelli home for the 25th wedding anniversary of their parents, Mr. and Mrs. Tony Cribelli.

Mrs. Kathy Barger hosted a neighborhood coffee for Shar Hamilton Tuesday morning.

Dewey Hill was honored for his 89th birthday this week.

Janice Cribelli, Margaret Phillips, Kay Long and Carol Kobel hosted an open house honoring their mother, Dorothy O’Neil, on her 75th birthday Sunday.

Mr. and Mrs. Leland Maris spent six days last week visiting their daughters, Julie and Sheila, in Tulsa, Okla.

Supper guests Wednesday in the home of Leslie Houser especially for her birthday were Lori Buffington, Teresa DeWester and Linn Hendrix.

Precip for the week: .46 of an inch; for June: 3.58 inches; for 1987: 13.20 inches.

Grain Markets: wheat-2.19/bu.; corn-1.67/bu.; milo-2.47/cwt; soybeans-4.91/bu.

50 years ago this week

June 28, 1962

950 people turned out for the Sabin oral vaccine program at the Wauneta High School Sunday afternoon. More than 100 persons were turned away due to running out of the vaccine. Officials were expecting about 650. A second program will be held July 1 for those unable to receive the vaccine Sunday. Registration showed participants attended from Kansas, Pennsylvania and all the surrounding towns around Wauneta including North Platte.

An estimated 260 children and adults registered Tuesday at the pool for the free Red Cross swimming lessons.

A new bank building for First State Bank will be started within two weeks at Enders; Nelson Burham of Wauneta is the contractor.

Wauneta’s trailer park, located east of the river bridge, is ready for guests for harvest.

Doug McCallum who has been spending the summer on the farm of his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Carl Wilkens, near DeWitt, spent three days at the home of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Bruce McCallum, accompanied by a friend, Stuart Metcalf.

Donald Craig of Syracuse, a former teacher at Hamlet High School, called in the O. H. Rousey home.

Orval Hamilton took his grandchildren and their mothers to the Shrine Circus in McCook Tuesday.

Hughie Houchin of Palisade attended Boys State June 16-22 in Lincoln. He was sponsored by Palisade Legion Post.

75 years ago this week

June 23, 1937

Tuesday brought a new high record of 104 degrees in the shade. Fans and cooling systems of all kinds were tested out. Cool drink parlors and fountains were worked to the limit.

J.N. Troxel and S.A. Troxel of Los Angeles, Calif., came Sunday to visit their father, W.D. Troxel and family. These two young men left Wauneta about 1920. The Troxels held a family reunion at Wray, Colo.

Clyde Hoff is spending the week with Dwight Hoff in St. Francis.

Richard Bradley is spending the week with his grandmother in Palisade.

Nathan Mohler returned to Wauneta for the summer Tuesday forenoon. He is attending the Chicago Art Institute.

Local Markets: wheat-.95; corn-1.00; barley-.60; cream-.27; eggs-.13; heavy hens-.11; heavy springs-.15.

100 years ago this week

June 20, 1912

Mr. Steinbeck and family and Minnie Bischoff took dinner at Mr. Winkelman’s Sunday.

Truman Kitt and family visited at Graham’s Sunday. Their cousin, Dora, expects to go to S. Dak. the first of the week.

Miss Lucy McCallum returned from Denver Saturday. She has been teaching in the Conservatory of music.

Miss Eva Hanna is visiting this week with her sister, Della.

Be sure to attend the school board meeting Monday night. The entire board to be elected, as one went out and two have resigned. There’s plenty of candidates in the field.

There is a movement on foot to have the town secure the lake park and fix it up. This is the proper thing to do. Boost it along.