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Wednesday, 22 August 2012 21:59

10 years ago this week

Aug. 29, 2002

Two new teachers, Troy Barger and Rebecca Rhods, joined the staff at the Palisade Attendance Center. Barger will be the sixth grade teacher and Rhods the Title I Resource and special education teacher.

James and Lana Skelton and family hosted a barbecue in honor of Irving Skelton’s 75th birthday. Guests included Don and Marilyn Criswell of Chappell, Bob and Kay Tapp of Lewellen, Marv and Vesta Athey of Imperial, Jack and Carol Maddux, Lowell and Myra Grimm, Paul and Bonnie Yost and Leland DeHart.

Kent Kitt and sister Paula met in Lincoln to attend the Nebraska-Arizona State game. They met Jim and Barb Koetter of Pocatello, Idaho, whose son, Dirk, is the coach of Arizona State. They were brunch guests Sunday of Candy and Tom Henning.

A coffee, hosted by Edna Christensen, Ethel Louch and June Cox, was held in honor of the birthdays of Ila Widger and Doris Ough last Tuesday morning at the Senior Center. There were 22 present.

Monte and Karleen Cooper went to Grand Junction, Colo., over the weekend, visiting relatives there and celebrating Karleen’s Aug. 26th birthday. They brought home Colorado peaches and pears.

Orville and Ila Widger, sister-in-law Leona Thone and friend Mildred Divoll of Omaha spent last week at the Widgers’ cabin at Black Hawk, Colo. John Thone joined them on Thursday.

Precip for the week: .31 of an inch. Moisture to date: 6.20 inches.

High for the week: 99° on Aug. 20; low: 56° on Aug. 22, 23, and 24.

25 years ago this week

August 20, 1987

School begins Aug. 24.

Travis Miller left last Tuesday from Denver for his home in Harve, Mont. He had spent the summer with the Tom Millers.

Friday evening Reinhold and Edith Gloy visited in the Willard Jackman home at Grant with Edith’s classmates of the Class of ’32. Saturday evening they attended the alumni banquet in Grant.

Twelve families including Mr. and Mrs. Harlan Stock of the “Over the Hillers” motored to Sterling, Colo., for breakfast Monday morning and on to Estes Park where they stayed until Saturday.

Roger Higgens and son, Matthew, of Ypsilanti, Mich., spent the week in the Charles Johnson home. Roger is a nephew of Charles.

Harley Ough of Phoenix, Ariz., was a guest of his grandparents, Lloyd and Doris Ough, Tuesday through the weekend. His parents, Mr. and Mrs. Bill Ough, were weekend guests.

Dan and Joanne Liebig returned home Aug. 10 after visiting their daughter, Mary Kay, and Forrest Lauher in Chicago, Ill. They also visited Roseanne and Bill Benzel in Council Bluffs, Iowa.

Precip for the week: .07 of an inch; for the year:13.09 inches.

Grain Markets: wheat-2.22/bu.; corn-1.40/bu.; milo-2.20/cwt; soybeans-4.68/bu.

50 years ago this week

Aug. 23, 1962

Don Majors will become manager of the Coop IGA Super Market Sept. 4. He will replace Ken Morgan who has been the store manager since 1948.

Mrs. Bertha Kerchal celebrated her 90th birthday at her home in Imperial Aug. 7. Relatives and friends enjoyed a dinner at noon with an open house held in the afternoon. All of her children were present including Marie Priest, Fred, Frank, Rudolph Kerchal, Sophia Goings, Rose Lauenroth, Lydia Greeley and Claudia Mihm.

Miss Connie Carrigan went to Memphis, Tenn., on a week’s vacation trip.

Mrs. Doris Robertson was the guest of honor for her birthday Monday evening at a surprise supper and theatre party.

Mr. and Mrs. Louis Denker took Kathy Egle who had spent the summer with them to the train Saturday, to return to her home in New Lennox, Ill.

Mrs. Dorthea Nordhausen spent the weekend with her daughter, Mrs. Ed Denker and Mr. Denker.

Mr. and Mrs. Charles Allen and family of Atlantic, Ia., came Saturday to visit her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Louis Grimm and sister, Mrs. Raymond Maxfield and family and brother, Lowell Grimm and family.

75 years ago this week

August 25, 1937

School students from little tots in the primary room to dignified seniors will heed the call of the “old school bell” next Monday morning, Aug. 30.

The contract was let Thursday to hard surface Main Street and highway connections; the price approximately $6,420.00.

Raymond Maxfield, Ralph Grimm and William Sturtevant returned home Friday after spending a few days in Denver.

Rev. and Mrs. C. H. Ripper and family of Emporia, Kan., spent a few days in the Walter Wheeler home.

Vearl Kitt and small daughter Elaine called at the Hugh McCallum home Tuesday afternoon. J. C. Kitt returned home with them after spending two weeks with his daughter, Mrs. Hugh McCallum.

Frank Emerick made a hole-in-one on the local golf course Tuesday afternoon with a match with A. R. d’Allemand and J. W. Green. This is the first one made on Wauneta’s nine-hole course in its 14 years of existence.

Local Markets: cream-.33; eggs-.12; hens-.14; springs-.15; wheat-.90; corn-1.00; barley-.60.

100 years ago this week

August 22, 1912

School begins Tuesday, Sept. 3.

The school house is being cleaned up this week.

Earl Wiley is quite busy erecting his new sorghum factory. The building is 12x16 concrete walls with a good shingle roof and when complete will be a first-class factory.

J. W. Hann and wife, John Green and wife and Mrs. D. C. McCallum were among those attending the chautauqua in McCook.

C. E. Wingers will soon move into F. T. Dimick’s residence.

Dinner at Mrs. Abell’s Sunday, 25 cents.