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Tuesday, 20 November 2012 21:07

10 years ago this week

Nov. 21, 2002

Southwest Nebraska RC & D, Southwest Community Builders, Nebraska Development Network, Southwest Region and the Nelson Institute held their annual banquet in McCook with over 80 guests from across the state attending. Ted and Joyce Grimm were recipients of the 2002 Stars of Southwest Nebraska Award and Frank Potthoff received the Distinguished Service Award presented to an outgoing Board of Director serving two or more terms.

Leland DeHart and Knotty and Beryl Knotwell presented a Veterans Day program sponsored by the D.A.R. at Hillcrest Nursing Home in McCook Friday afternoon. Knotty and Leland demonstrated on folding the flag properly while Beryl read why it’s folded as it is, and closed with Knotty singing “God Bless America.” Sixteen veterans and their wives were among those in attendance.

Joanne Liebig, Lucille Klima and Laura Buffington spent last Tuesday in Imperial on Laura’s birthday.

Dennis and Donna Gockley hosted a pre-Thanksgiving dinner Sunday with guests, Leta Brunkhorst, Bill and Nancy Weir and Joel, Julie, Kale and Lauren Gockley.

Sunday afternoon visitors of Art and Nina Fortkamp were her niece, Mabel Jenson of Sterling, Colo., and great niece, Melissa Bezoni of Houston, Texas.

FBI Special Agent Scott McMillion, Crimes Against Children coordinator out of Omaha, spoke to the junior high/high school students on using caution when going online as the internet is a rich environment for sexual predators and offered tips for safety.

Seth Alberts was named Best Actor and Sheridan Wright was one of only eight players named to the All-Conference cast at the GPAC one-act contest in Wheatland Tuesday. Wauneta-Palisade’s one act team took fourth place after having captured the conference title the past four years.

No precip. High for the week: 64° on Nov. 13; low: 19°-Nov. 15.

25 years ago this week

November 19, 1987

Ed Novacek in celebrating his 90th birthday, recalled the hard times growing up, one of 12 children. He now enjoys and appreciates the luxuries of today. He and wife Hazel will mark 65 years of marriage in March. An open house was held in his honor at the Legion Hall on Saturday afternoon with family gathering for supper and an evening of reminiscing.

Fredi Green hosted a “get acquainted” coffee last Wednesday honoring her new neighbor and wife of the Wauneta Falls bank president, Darlene Doll, with 20 attending.

Performing with the Sweet Adeline chorus in McCook Saturday evening was Sue Grams and performing with the Prairie Statesmen chorus were Paul Kitt, Reinhold Gloy, Al McCrumb, John Thompson and Bernie Steinert.

Weekend guests of Mr. and Mrs. Lavon Haarberg were Mr. and Mrs. Bill Stonacek and Todd of Pierce, John Gustafson, Sid Haarberg, Roy Stacak of Kearney and Rex Kerchal.

Lloyd Kerchal and friend Dennis Plananski of North Platte spent the weekend deer hunting and visiting Nona and Keith Kerchal.

Wauneta Bronocs fell to Wausa Friday in the first round of the state volleyball tournament. Teresa DeWester was among the six named to the D-1 all tourney team.

Precip for the week: 1.08 inches; for 1987: 18.54 inches.

Grain Markets: wheat-2.33/bu.; corn-1.56/bu.; milo-2.25/cwt; soybeans-4.95/bu.

50 years ago this week

Nov. 22, 1962

Jay Person was elected a member of the Nebraska Hall of Agricultural Achievement and attended a banquet honoring the newly elected in Lincoln Monday evening. Attending the program also were wife Mrs. Orba Person, daughter Phyllis Lyons of McCook and son Bruce of Kalispell, Mont.

Mrs. Everett Large, Mrs. Ray Colson, Mrs. Hugo Mohr and son, Mrs. Jim Taylor and Josh, Mrs. Glen Ruettimann and Mrs. Wayne Williams surprised Mrs. Art Bush on her birthday, bringing gifts and refreshments.

Arch Counce of Wauneta and Mark Counce of Escondido, Calif., visited Mrs. Maggie Dawes and her school, District 37, the past week. The men attended the school many years ago when they were boys.

Mr. and Mrs. Ted Anderson and Mr. and Mrs. Richard Hummel spent the weekend in Lincoln and attended the Nebraska-Oklahoma State football game. They also visited Mrs. Hummel’s sister, Mrs. Glen Phifer and family.

Mr. and Mrs. Carl Widger returned home Thursday after visiting son, Marlin Widger, wife and children at San Manuel, Ariz. They also visited former Mickey Metcalf at Albuquerque and Mrs. Martha Freeland at Tucson and attended a bull fight in Mexico.

75 years ago this week

November 24, 1937

Turkey Day Tuesday afternoon drew a large crowd with school being dismissed. Thirty turkeys were let loose at the athletic field. Men were dismissed this year and youngsters given full sway. Thirty smiling faces carried away their prize.

Toyland will open this Saturday in the basement of the Gibson Pharmacy.

Eighteen old time friends of Mrs. D. G. Wine met at her home to help her celebrate her birthday. The day was spent quilting and recalling many happy incidents of past years. Mrs. Homer Trowbridge baked the beautiful birthday cake.

Mr. and Mrs. John Terry of Holbrook came Sunday to visit his mother, Mrs. Anna Terry. Sunday evening they went to Champion to visit the Amil Munson family.

Turkey dinner at the Falls Hotel Thanksgiving Day, 50¢.

Local Markets: cream-.34; eggs-.20-.21; hens-.10-.13; springs-.14-.15; wheat-.78; cprm-.53-.55.

100 years ago this week

November 21, 1912

Mrs. J. O. Walker went to Palisade on 176 Wed, returning on 175 Thursday a.m.

A few ladies of the neighborhood will meet with Mrs. Art Nesmith Thursday and do some sewing for Grandma Morrison.

Mrs. Eckart had a runaway on the way to town Thursday. The buggy was turned over and her little girl and ten dozen eggs were mixed up together. Mrs. Eckart escaped with a few bruises but the buggy was a total wreck.

Milk is worth 9¢ a quart in Omaha.