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Wednesday, 07 November 2012 21:18

10 years ago this week

Nov. 7, 2002

After ballots were cast and counted, Ted Grimm, Ann Grasser and Al Wilkins were elected to the Village board to join current members Tony Cribelli and Rod Rector. They replace Lloyd Sinner, Otis Knotwell and Marv Hamilton who declined re-election.

Brenda Anderson was elected to the Wauneta-Palisade school board, replacing Rick Einspahr and joining incumbents Beth Padilla and Kelly Egle, four year terms and Don Suda, two year term.

W-P graduates Clinton Barger and Krystle Christner were awarded their American FFA Degrees at the 75th annual National FFA Convention held in Louisville, Ky., last week with Christner present at the ceremony. Barger could not attend.

Third year pharmacy student Ryan Jones was among UNMC students participating in several projects during National Pharmacy Week including giving immunization shots at several pharmacy locations as well as to UNMC/NHS employees and providing osteoporosis and blood pressure screenings.

Arlan and Lynetta Wine and Gerald and Arlene Wine went to Omaha. While there Lynetta and Arlan’s parents viewed the miniature 60’ wide x 20’ deep model of the White House at the Durham Western Heritage Museum.

The U.M.W. sewing group met at the church Monday and Tuesday and completed 23 ABC quilts.

Jim and Bev Oliver have been visitors of Edna Christensen last week.

Precip for the week: .70 of an inch; for 2002: 9.20 inches. High for the week: 53° on Oct. 28; low: 12° on Oct. 31, Nov. 1, 2.

25 years ago this week

November 5, 1987

Neighborly spirit was truly alive when nearly 100 neighbors and friends representing six different counties converged on the farm of the Bill McCoys’ Monday to harvest 390 acres of corn for them as Bill had been diagnosed with lung cancer. Glen Coleman of Elsie, Jim Thompson of Wauneta, Dean Mitchell of Imperial and Henry Vedder of Wallace spear headed the picking bee which included 14 combines, 11 grain carts, 29 trucks including five semis, five augers and 75 men and women working in the field and 25 women preparing lunch.

The Community Service Club sponsored an old fashioned Halloween night Saturday putting on a party for about 70 kids.

Mr. and Mrs. Willard Yost, assisted by many of the family, moved from their home on the Maddux Ranch to Wauneta over the weekend.

Ed and Anna Belle Vapenik and Wayne and Marie Smith attended Polka Days at Utica Saturday and Sunday.

John Maddux and Ken Schlemmel of Chicago, Ill., arrived at the Jack and Carol Maddux home Thursday night and enjoyed duck hunting during their weekend stay. Carol’s mother, Mrs. Fay Smith of Omaha, was also a weekend guest.

Many friends and relatives stopped to see Myrtle Hoff Tuesday to wish her “Happy 90th Birthday.” She received many calls and over 100 cards.

Janice Large and Sherry Coleman hosted a Halloween party Saturday evening at the Blanche Church with 54 enjoying games and lunch. Costume winners were Virginia Unzicker, Lawrence Shill and Lindsey Smith.

Precip for the week: .48 of an inch; for 1987: 16.59 inches.

Grain Markets: wheat-2.29/bu.; corn-1.52/bu.; milo-2.15/cwt; soybeans-4.61/bu.

50 years ago this week

Nov. 8, 1962

A dinner was given at the Milton Hegwood home at Culbertson Sunday, honoring the 37th anniversary of Mr. and Mrs. Jim Harrison and the birthday of Raymond Bley. Attending were the honored guests, Mr. and Mrs. James Harrison, Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Bley and family and Mr. and Mrs. Vernon Hegwood and family.

Glenn Fye and Otis Knotwell left Friday morning for Chadron to go deer hunting. Both got their deer Saturday morning, returning home Sunday.

Mrs. Margaret Premer was honored as a 50-year member at the meeting of the Palisade Order of Eastern Star.

Mr. and Mrs. Al Carrigan, Miss Maude Cocklin and Mr. and Mrs. Gary McAfee of Omaha attended a family dinner to celebrate the birthdays of Roy Cocklin and Edwin Rose in the Roy Cocklin home.

Mr. and Mrs. Henry Fischer and family were hosts to an anniversary dinner Tuesday evening honoring Mr. and Mrs. Dick Nordhausen. Guests were Mr. and Mrs. Andy Brunkhorst, Mr. and Mrs. Henry Brunkhorst and Elmer and Rinehardt Lunzman.

75 years ago this week

November 10, 1937

Monday, Nov. 8 marked the beginning of mail service on the branch line via truck. Protest was made along the way by business men and clubs. Burlington service has been excellent since railroad officials and businessmen met in conference early last spring. The only reason we can see for the change is that Uncle Sam is trying to balance the budget.

One hundred friends gathered Friday evening to welcome Rev. Martin and family to the Mt. Zion Church and community.

Mr. and Mrs. Dale Theobald were guests at a venison dinner at the C. E. Johnston home Monday evening.

Mr. and Mrs. W. L. Bunker of Kansas City were weekend guests of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. John Kerns.

A new all-time attendance record at the home field in Lincoln was established when the Cornhuskers beat Indiana 7-0.Turning the turnstiles were 39,360 persons, beating the old record of 37,106, not counting the ushers, program sellers and band members.

Local Markets: wheat-.70; corn-.53-.55; barley-.35; eggs-.21; cream-.37; hens-.13; springs- .14.

100 years ago this week

November 7, 1912

Martha Trowbridge is absent from school, helping her mother cook for threshers.

Mrs. R. H. Trowbridge and Master Warnes spent election day with Mrs. Everett Smith; there being no school because election was held in the school house.

A. W. Ady has purchased his brother’s shoe shop, etc.

H. H. Grosbach is building an addition to the drug store.