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Thursday, 19 July 2012 14:50

10 years ago this week

July 25, 2002

Harvest Fest this weekend!

Last Monday evening the Enders Church of the Brethren hosted overnight 20 youths and sponsors from Missouri and Arkansas on their way to a Church of the Brethren National Youth Conference in Fort Collins, Colo. Joel Grosbach joined the group.

Patti Kitt of Schuyler spent the weekend with parents, Beryl and Knotty Knotwell. Patti, Colleen Goings and Carol Thompson helped Beryl celebrate her birthday.

Brooklyn Nordhausen was the top money collector during the Valley Bank & Trust sponsored Bike-A-Thon, raising $165 and riding 10 miles. Finishing the race didn’t come easy for her. During the first of the race, Miss Nordhausen lost a tooth and had to go show mom and then she finished the last lap on a flat tire.

Forty-six 4-H youth took part in the 2002 Citizenship Washington Focus trip including Elisha Madden, Aaron Keiser, Grant Dixon, Melissa Long and Abby Barger of Wauneta and Cody Egle and Leah Rundback of Palisade. Heidi Wright served as one of the sponsors.

Tony Cribelli participated in the Cornhusker Games in Lincoln Sunday.

Les and Janice Houser were among a group of people motorcycling to Durango, Colo., for a GWTA Rally - Gold Rush. They left Saturday and returned the following weekend.

No precip. Moisture to date: 5.07 inches.

High for the week: 106° on July 19; low: 65° on July 19.

25 years ago this week

July 23, 1987

Harvest Fest gets underway Saturday!

Descendants of Frank and Eliza Fanning will receive the Ak-Sar-Ben Pioneer Farm Family award during the Harvest Fest activities. The award honors families whose land has been in the family for 100 years or more. Family members will hold a celebration in Wauneta over the weekend and plan to appear in the parade. Frank and Laverna Fanning now own the farm.

Rev. Gary Fortkamp was among 22 alumni at graduation exercises at Concordia Theological Seminary in Fort Wayne, Ind., to be presented the Servus Ecclesiae Christi (Servant of Christ) Award. The award recognizes alumni who are faithful models of the pastoral ministry and through their god-given abilities have made a significant contribution to Christ’s Kingdom. Fortkamp has served as pastor at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Strasburg, Ill., since 1974.

Joe Rietsch Jr. and Sara of Grand Blanc, Mich, and Marilyn Luce, Karen and April of Lakewood, Calif., came early in the week to help their father Joe Rietsch celebrate his 85th birthday. Dr. David Luce, Marc and Dan came Friday. Sunday Alma McBride, Ken and Barbara Smith, Maressa and Jodi, Elmer, Edna and Marcia Keiser, Rodney Keiser of Aurora, Colo., Rich and Janet Keiser and Aaron and Henry and Leta Brunkhorst joined the family for a picnic at Enders Lake.

Verna Sandman entertained her bowling team at a coffee Thursday. Present were Ruth Justice, Edie Sandman, Gladys Schneider and Jackie Kennedy.

Mr. and Mrs. Brian O’Neil, Mr. and Mrs. Don O’Neil and Mr. and Mrs. Rich Greeley were ice cream and cake guests of Mr. and Mrs. Bob Troudt Sunday evening following a day at the lake and golfing.

Elvera Mullanix, Julie Stahr, Charlene Pursley, Annie Pursley and Shirley Mullanix spent Saturday at St. Francis, Kan., and other locations, having lunch and visiting antique shops to celebrate the birthdays of Charlene and Shirley.

Precip: .42 of an inch for the week: for July: 1.81 inches.

Grain Markets: wheat-2.06/bu.; corn-1.55/bu.; milo-2.45/cwt.; soybeans-4.97/bu.

50 years ago this week

July 26, 1962

Work to begin on an all-new telephone dial system with the arrival of underground cable as the entire system will go underground. According to Robert Bradley, the anticipated completion date is June 2, 1963.

Jo Ann Stock is among 72 high school juniors and sophomores who left Omaha on the U.N. Pilgrimage for Youth trip to New York City, sponsored by Odd Fellow and Rebekah Lodges in Nebraska.

Mrs. Goldie O’Neil and children left Tuesday morning for their home in Canooga Park, Calif., after 10 days with relatives here.

Mrs. Dorthea Haarberg returned to her son’s home, the Henry Haarberg’s. Rev. and Mrs. Schmidt visited her Monday. Rev. and Mrs. Suelflow from Milwaukee, Wisc., spent a few days with her parents, the Henry Haarbergs.

Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Smith and Stanley and Elwyn Krausnicks attended the calf roping at Imperial Sunday.

75 years ago this week

July 21, 1937

A new business started up this week in the form of a lemonade stand in Dr. Rider’s front lawn operated by Masters Rodger Lewis and Eugene Rider and Miss Evelyn Hoff. They were kept busy selling ice cold lemonade and orange nectar at 1¢ a glass. The highlight of the experience was when a California car pulled up and insisted on paying 2¢ a glass.

Wednesday, July 14, Mrs. Mantie E. Bride celebrated her 90th birthday. The Sisterhood class of the M.E. Church and friends honored her with a party at the church parlors.

“Dad” Trowbridge left Wednesday for Missouri to visit with Glen Trowbridge and family.

The Dudek families enjoyed a large picnic dinner at the Ray Keech farm Sunday.

100 years ago this week

July 18, 1912

Harvesting is on in full blast.

The Hann’s are enjoying applesauce from apples off their trees.

C.E. Hart is wearing a black eye as a result of being struck by a handle of a cream separator.

Miss Parnell Harvey has secured the Hanna school.

Mary and Louisa McBride visited with Alice Morrison Sunday.