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Wednesday, 10 October 2012 20:30

10 years ago this week

Oct. 10, 2002

Edna Christensen hosted a tea party Wednesday at her home. She served hot tea and hot spiced cider and sample tea cookies which grandson John Christensen of Miami, Fla., had sent. Guests were Marge Hanna, Doris Ough, Ila Widger, Iris Large, June Cox and Ruby Ham.

Lynn, Rhonda and Raelyn Brunkhorst went to Sidney Friday and Saturday, meeting Kari and attending the city’s Octoberfest. They saw the performance of the City of Denver Drum and Pipe Corp.

Bob and Rosalie Henggler of Denver, Colo., were Friday visitors of Betty Johnson. Rosalie and Betty were schoolmates at Curtis.

Jim and Karla Williams and 18-month-old Vaughn of Oregon were guests of her grandmother, Elsie Becker, Sept. 24-Oct. 2. This was the first time Elsie had seen her great grandson.

Smoky and Leola Alberts left Sept. 20 for Lincoln where they visited Wayne and Sherry Larson. They attended the baptism of their first great grandchild, Alise Dawn, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Aric Vonasek. They also visited Janice and Gary Sines and Tracy at Jefferson City, Mo.

Lois Kanost and Lorene Greeley met in Imperial for lunch Monday.

Theron Kitt had lunch with Donnaline Kitt Saturday. Anita and Larry Kitt were her Sunday visitors.

Stuart and Trisha Rothschal of Cottonwood, Ariz., were Thursday breakfast and lunch guests of grandparents Mary Emma and Marvin Maris on their way to Gregory, S.D.

Precip for the week: .34 of an inch. High for the week: 85° on Sept. 30; low: 36° on Oct. 5.

25 years ago this week

October 8, 1987

Ann Einspahr celebrated her 80th birthday Saturday morning when her daughters, Kathy Shriver, Joan Hill and Carol Neverve and daughters-in-law Esther Einspahr and Joyce Einspahr, invited 18 friends to her home for coffee, rolls and fruit cups. Saturday evening 21 family members and Ann ate at The Club.

Bev Maris, Sharon Walgren and Pat Kitt visited Wednesday evening with Ola Dudek and Mary Ann Beilke of Grand island at the home of Erma Newman. All are Past Matrons of Order of Eastern Star.

Bev and Harold Maris were honored at a belated dinner at The Club Saturday evening for their 40th anniversary, hosted by their sons, Jeff and Joe, and wives, Laurie and René.

Betty Johnson joined two ladies at Haxtun, Colo., Saturday, going to Denver to a Cookie Cutter Collectors Club meeting. Betty has been a member of the club for 20 years and has a large collection of cookie cutters.

Mrs. Art Bush met Barb Bush at the North Platte airport on her return from a four week government assignment with the Soil and Water Exchange Program in Denmark and several days spent in Washington D.C. Barb is District Conservationist for six Sandhill counties.

Doug Terry and Amy Miller were crowned homecoming king and queen. First attendants were Joel Gockley and Kim Lambert; second attendants were Chad Nordhausen and Linn Hendrix. Julie Maddux and Rogan Einspahr were crown bearers.

Precip. to date: 15.92 inches.

Grain Markets: wheat-2.24/bu.; corn-1.53/bu.; milo-2.22/cwt.; soybeans-4.67/bu.

50 years ago this week

Oct. 11, 1962

Kenny Smith was the “top dollar” slave at the annual FFA Slave Auction, purchased by Elwyn Krausnick for $17.20. FFA Advisor Gerald Huntwork sold for $20 to the Imperial Auction Market.

Velma Wade is now working at Falls Bank, replacing Mary Morgan who moved to Bayard.

Mr. and Mrs. Earl Tatum were honored Sunday on their 59th anniversary with 150 signing the guest book. Daughters Mrs. Willis Lorance, Mrs. Lillian Walgren and Mrs. Cleo Harrison and daughter-in-law Mrs. Ruby Tatum presided at the cake and punch table. All of their children were present at a supper Saturday evening.

Miss Freda Ihrig, a former teacher here, from Johnson, Neb., visited friends here the past week. Mrs. Robert Hanna entertained at a dinner Sunday evening for her, also Miss Mabel Gilkeson of Sutherland, Miss Gertrude McCallum and Mrs. Orville Widger and Danny.

Mr. and Mrs. Reinhold Gloy spent Sunday to Tuesday in Valentine attending a Soil and Water conservation meeting. Leonard Jablonski was an honored guest at the meeting.

75 years ago this week

October 13, 1937

Mr. and Mrs. Will Fisher of Denver and Mrs. Flora Fisher of McCook were Wauneta visitors Wednesday. These people are old timers here, the men are property owners in town. They were dinner guests of Mrs. Grace Hann.

Bud Johnson and Vern Fisher left Sunday for Colorado to hunt deer.

James Washburn of Caldwell, Idaho, spent Thursday and Friday visiting the Oliver families.

Local Markets: cream-.35; eggs-.16; hens-.14; wheat-.83; corn-.70.

100 years ago this week

October 10, 1912

There certainly were more teams in town Saturday than usual.

Geo. Smith and Art Nesmith made a trip to Wauneta after coal Monday.

Miss Ellen Person, accompanied by pupils of her school, called at the E.L. Wiley’s one afternoon to see him make sorghum.

Peter Nelson was binding cane for E. Cecil and Earl Wiley Friday and Saturday.

Walter Deininger and wife, Bert Dimick and wife, G. G. Athey and wife and Prof. West autoed to McCook Saturday and attended the band concert. Hal Fuller also attended.