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Thursday, 15 May 2014 14:54

10 years ago this week

May 13, 2004

Twenty-eight seniors received their diplomas at commencement exercises held Saturday, May 8. Giving the commencement address was Tom Moss, former Wauneta-Palisade science teacher. Valedictorian honors went to Cassy Smith and salutatorian honors to Matt Klima.

Six seniors of Wauneta-Palisade High School received Golden Plains Activities Conference honors on their high ACT scores. WPHS had the most students, six of 23, earning ACT honors of all the eight conference schools. Earning GPAC Gold (scores of 27 or higher) were Staci Alberts, Ashley Kitt and Matt Klima. Earning GPAC Silver (scores of 24, 25, 26) were Aaron Keiser, Katie Padilla, and Cassy Smith.

Ten Wauneta-Palisade juniors and seniors were among 3,463 recipients of 6,950 nominees named to the Lincoln Journal Star’s Academic All-State team. Students included Staci Alberts, Brandon Hansen, Ashley Kitt, Matt Klima, Cassy Smith, Jenna Britten, Cory Flaig, Hondo Fanning, Janae Harris and Brad Licht.

Lynn and Darlene Haarberg were in Yuma, Colo., last Sunday where they attended Sasha Haarberg’s confirmation and were among dinner guests of Randy, Jackie, Rad, Amanda and Sasha at Joes, Colo., following the service.

Si, a former exchange student from Thailand who spent a year with Gary and Jan DeWester, visited Tuesday to Sunday last week with the DeWesters. She presently was with a group of 30 students from Thailand who were working on a summer work project at “6 Flags” in Houston.

Rita Scott of Easton, Pa., visited Sunday to Saturday with her mother, Patricia Hackert. Saturday morning Patricia hosted a farewell gathering of the Friendly Neighbor Club in honor of Linda Moss wishing her well in her new home in Worland, Wyo.

Lucille Klima went to Lincoln the 29th, joining Lorraine Einspahr on a trip to Farmington, Minn., where they visited David and Tori Klima, Terra and Camille. They attended Camille’s first communion while there. Lucille returned home May 4.

No precip. High for the week: 98° on May 5; low: 48° on May 6.

Grain Markets from Frenchman Valley Co-op: wheat-3.62; corn-2.87; milo-2.56; sunflowers-11.20; from Palisade Elevator: wheat-3.47; corn-2.85; milo-4.54; soybeans-9.78.


25 years ago this week

May 11, 1989

The third and fourth graders joined in last Thursday to help plant eight new trees at the park during the Arbor Day ceremony. Jim Swenson, Rod Einspahr and Stan George instructed and showed the students how to properly plant a tree.

Eleven area residents completed the EMT certification class including Donna Haarberg, Linda Fanning, Lana Skelton, Teresa Kennedy, Charles Andrew, Deb Andrew, Mary Ann Madden, Mike Borowski, Shari Barnard, Bob Lemon and Jamie Christner.

The Palisade United Methodist Women hosted the annual Senior Breakfast Monday, May 1 with 11 seniors, their mothers and sponsors as guests.

Leona Paustian was completely surprised Sunday when her family held a dinner at the Legion Hall for her 80th birthday. The dinner prepared by Joyce and Emerson Schwenk, Joan Denker, Rhonda and Lynn Brunkhorst and Janet and Rich Keiser was enjoyed by 38 relatives.

The 24 eighth grade students and their parents, with Mr. Thompson as sponsor, enjoyed a party at the school Friday night, having pizza and sundaes, followed by a time of recreation.

After visiting Wade and Lydia Greeley Sunday afternoon Lavern and Elinor Denker and Lynn joined Peco and Doretta Anderson, Rich and Lois Greeley, Jim and DeLores Taylor and Gene and Ruth Justice at the Hayes Center Golf Course for couple golf followed by supper there.

Precip for the week: .02 of an inch; for 1989: 1.80 inches.

Grain Markets: wheat-4.00/bu.; corn-2.47/bu.; milo-3.82/cwt.; soybeans-6.92/bu.; oats-1.90/bu.


50 years ago this week

May 14, 1964

A crowd of 500 attended commencement exercises Monday evening with 27 seniors receiving their diplomas. Joyce Daniel was named Valedictorian, Anne McCallum, Salutatorian and Lonnie Shackelford received the Regent’s Scholarship.

Mrs. Albert Scriven was hostess to girls of the senior class at a breakfast at her home Saturday morning.

Mr. and Mrs. M.V. Price of Palisade were honored on their 55th anniversary at an open house at their home, hosted by daughters, Zora Sailors, Zella Kerchal and Esther Clawson who was unable to be present. Guests at both the wedding in 1909 and open house in 1964 were Tillie Meister, Walter Ruettimann, Rose Ruettimann, Mrs. Helen Rousey and Roy Meister.

Frank Graves celebrated his 85th birthday May 5 at his home in Hamlet, having been a Hamlet resident since 1908.

Mr. and Mrs. Gary Nordhausen were hosts at a Mother’s Day dinner Sunday, following the baptism of their son, Nathan Dean. Guests were Mr. and Mrs. Dick Nordhausen and Loren, Mr. and Mrs. Allan Nordhausen, Mr. and Mrs. W. E. Skelton, Jerry and Gene, Mrs. Minnie Denker and Ivan and Miss Trudy Gloy.

Mrs. Dennis Einspahr and Mrs. Robert Hanna took their Cub Scout Pack to Lovitts’ to hunt arrow heads Thursday afternoon.


75 years ago this week

May 17, 1939

Eighth grade graduation was held last Friday evening with 22 presented their diplomas. Donnaline Kerns and Richard Bradley were awarded a medal for citizenship and all around students.

Al Carrigan and Lee Dinnel, proprietors of the local Standard Oil Station, accompanied by Russell Polly, an employee, attended a banquet in McCook for Standard Oil dealers of this territory.

Miss Genevieve Burham was hostess to a picnic supper last Wednesday evening, honoring Izetta Pickrel who is moving to McCook this week with her parents.

Mrs. Mary Athey returned home Sunday from a two weeks trip to Lincoln and Fairbury. She was a guest of her son, Glen Athey, and wife at the latter’s place.

Local Markets: wheat-.60; corn-.40-.42; cream-.11; eggs-.11; cox-.05; hens-.10.


100 years ago this week

May 14, 1914

School is out next Thursday.

Everyone that is interested is requested to turn out on Tuesday p.m. on the 26th to go to the cemetery and help clean the ground up. Mr. Oliver will furnish team and hay rack. Just after dinner.

Ladies to the number of 15 or more met at Mrs. Creason’s Wed. afternoon and then dropped in on Mrs. Horn and gave her a surprise, the occasion being her birthday. The ladies took lunch and numerous presents.

Galvanized iron auto garage for sale. Size 14x20, extra well built; same as new. Wholesale cost $92, now $85.