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Wednesday, 05 December 2012 21:54

10 years ago this week

Dec. 5, 2002

A wood carving club was formed with the first meeting held Nov. 19 with plans to meet twice a month. Jim McKinney was the organizer with a total of 10 at the first meeting.

A young mother in Palisade learned that there might not be lights on the trees on main street due to the lack of help so called several families with young people. Saturday 18 local youth helped with decorating the trees along with several adults. Helping were Timothy Blomstedt, Joan Blomstedt, Tosha Blomstedt, Kaleia Alberts, Susauna Alberts, Isis Brown, Shay Hansen, Brandon Hansen, Doug Wickizer, Kristina Rogers, Christine Rogers, Teresa Schnoor, Jacob and John, Curtis Kayton, Tyler and Conner, Ryan Rogers, Jim Dyer, John and Frankie Miller and Billy and Beth Smith.

Glenda Bartels spent the Thanksgiving weekend with Gus and Margie Bartels. They had Thanksgiving dinner with Elmer and Tally Case and Annette. Kristine and Randy Orton and Tim of Aurora, Colo., visited during the holiday.

Lola Kennedy of Culbertson hosted a soup and pie supper Saturday evening for Lloyd Stretch, Dennis and Peggy Kennedy of Culbertson, Ellen Prior of Hastings, Ethel Bridgman, Dwayne Stretch family, Eddie Stretch and Les and Mildred Stretch.

JoAnn and Harley Ward hosted the covered dish dinner at the Palisade Methodist Church Sunday prior to the Hanging of the Greens in the afternoon with 25 attending.

Richard Christensen has been a visitor of Edna Christensen during November. They spent Tuesday to Friday in Lincoln with Neil and Dian Christensen where Alvin and Joyce Christensen and most of Edna’s grand and great grandchildren met on Thanksgiving.

Four Bronco volleyball team members were named to the Golden Plains Activities Conference All-Conference including Leah Rundback, first team; Staci Alberts, second team and Janae Harris and Ashley Kitt, honorable mention.

Deer hunters in the area checked a total of 325 deer at Laker’s in Enders this season.

No precip. High for the week: 61° on Nov. 30; low: 11° Nov. 25.

25 years ago this week

December 3, 1987

A crismon dedication was held at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church Sunday morning following the regular service. The evening Ladies Aid group repaired the crismons used in former years and made new ones. They were on display and will decorate the large tree in the sanctuary along with small white lights.

Connie and Gary McAfee of Salem, Ore., have spent the past week with her parents, Al and Emma Carrigan. Nona and Keith Kerchal were Sunday evening visitors.

The Laddie Wilson and Gary DeWester families were Thanksgiving guests of Mr. and Mrs. Everett Stamm.

The Rod Wheeler family, Marjorie and Wes Wheeler met Mr. and Mrs. David Wheeler and family of Yukon, Okla., in Garden City, Kan., spending Thanksgiving day to Saturday there.

Bev and Mike Howard and boys of Lexington were weekend guests of Rodney and Esther Einspahr. Rick and Cindy Einspahr and family joined them for Thanksgiving dinner and all had lunch Saturday evening in the Rick Einspahr home.

Precip for the week: .05 of an inch; for 1987: 19.18 inches.

Grain Markets: wheat- 2.53/bu.; corn- 1.65/bu.; milo-2.40/cwt; soybeans-5.30/bu.

50 years ago this week

Dec. 6, 1962

All the Wauneta Falls Bank folks, Mr. and Mrs. John Green, Mr. and Mrs. Wiley Green, Grace Oliver, Velma Wade and Lela Kennedy went up to the modern trailer home of Mr. and Mrs. Keith Sexton and Nadine and surprised them with a house warming.

Mr. and Mrs. Ed Denker and Mr. and Mrs. Jim Taylor went to McCook Sunday to witness the christening of Darla Kay, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Dean Widger. Mr. and Mrs. Jim Taylor were sponsors.

Saturday evening supper guests of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Haarberg were Mr. and Mrs. Victor Haarberg and Jon, Harlan Haarberg, and Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Polly and family, celebrating Jon’s birthday.

Neighbors, including Dwaune Redfield, went to Willis Lorance’s Friday to help pick corn and haul feed as Mr. Lorance has been sick and unable to get the work done.

Those attending the Christmas Shrine program and dinner in McCook Sunday evening were Mr. and Mrs. Martin Price, Mr. and Mrs. Allen Carse, Mr. and Mrs. L. R. Eickmeier and Dr. and Mrs. I. P. Lamb.

Mrs. Nora Fox, Harry and Robert Burke of Stratton and Mrs. Edith Lorance visited Mrs. Edna Maxfield Saturday afternoon.

75 years ago this week

Dec. 8, 1937

The fire department was called out on their first fire drill. The results were discouraging as citizens had not obeyed the request made in the Breeze to pull to the curb to make way for the firemen and hose cart and traffic was badly congested for a time.

Several friends gathered at the Krausnick home Wednesday evening and enjoyed an oyster supper for Emil Krausnick’s 80th birthday that day. A presentation of a gold watch chain, compliments of the Commercial Club which he was a member of, was made.

Mr. and Mrs. Omar Kitt, Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Green and Miss Emma Seigel were in McCook Monday on business relative to Miss Emma’s naturalization papers.

The Music Club met with Mrs. D.C. Harvey Wednesday afternoon. Mrs. M. W. Rose was a guest.

Mrs. Mary Gibson spent last week in the country with her daughter, Mrs. Elmer Kanost.

Local Markets: corn-.50; wheat-.80; eggs-.20-.21; cream-.36; hens-.13-14.

100 years ago this week

December 5, 1912

The Ladies Aid Society will serve an oyster supper in the hall at the back of the bank Friday eve from 5 to 7 o’clock. 25¢ for supper.

Hugh McCallums spent Thanksgiving with Mrs. Mc’s parents, the J.C. Kitts.

Geo. Smith helped shingle a barn at Pearly Bristow’s last Friday.

Quite a number from the Ridgeway community attended the shooting match at Hiawatha Wednesday. Will Bischoff captured a turkey.