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Thursday, 23 October 2014 15:44

10 years ago this week

October 21, 2004

Five candidates are running for two village board seats at the upcoming November election. Tony Cribelli and Rod Rector hold the board seats with Rector opting not to seek re-election. Cribelli will join Lynn Brunkhorst, Kenny Lawless, Lloyd Sinner and Carl Williams on the ballot.

Knotty and Beryl Knotwell and daughters Barb and Patti flew from Omaha to Washington D.C. on the 7th, being met by Kris Polly who drove them to several different sites. They were supper guests of Kris and Laura and family Thursday evening and on Friday took them to visit several places on Capitol Hill. The group returned home on the 12th.

Marie Smith was guest of honor Sunday when ladies she had worked with through the years, friends and family, came to help her observe her 80th birthday..

Derek Andrews and daughter Deslyn of Green Bay, Wisc., spent several days with parents Dan and Shirley Andrews.

Stormy Dawn Nordhausen was baptized during the Sunday morning services at St. Paul Lutheran Church by Pastor Keith Wellman. Family and friends enjoyed a cookout at the Heath Nordhausen home following the service.

The 2004 homecoming royalty was Jenna Britten, queen, and Cory Flaig, king. First attendants were Jake Rundback and Janae Harris and second attendants were Courtney Schneider and Hondo Fanning. Crown bearers were Miranda Behrends and Brody Nordhausen.

With a 54-28 win over Hitchcock County Friday night the Broncos captured the D1-10 district football championship. With the win the Broncs improve to 5-2 on the season and 4-0 in district play.

Precip for the week: .67 of an inch; high for the week: 72° on Oct. 12; low: 33° on Oct. 13.


25 years ago this week

October 19, 1989

Ruby Jones, Dorothy Baumfalk, Ann Rueter and June McCallum visited Beth Harchelroad at Heritage Home Saturday, taking birthday cake and serving coffee with it for Beth’s 91st birthday.

Jennifer Egle, daughter of Dennis and Janet Egle, and Greg Brennan were crowned queen and king at Stratton at Friday night’s football game. Attending locally were Robert and Esther Egle and Elwyn and Viola Krausnick.

Mr. and Mrs. Loyd Christner and Curtis and Mr. and Mrs. Harold Maris attended the homecoming game in Stratton Friday night where Randi Maris, daughter of Joe and René Maris, was crownbearer.

Marvin and Arlene Large, the Joe Large family, Kevin Large family, Dale Large family and Dean Large family attended the annual Large reunion at Front Street in Ogallala Sunday. The Arnold and Terri Bernatchy family was hosts.

Precip for the week: .06 of an inch; 14.15 inches for 1989.


50 years ago this week

Oct. 22, 1964

Mr. and Mrs. Andy Brunkhorst were honored on their 25th anniversary by a host of friends and relatives at a pot luck supper Saturday evening at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church basement. Mr. and Mrs. Albert Keiser of Omaha who served as bridesmaid and best man were present.

Last Tuesday, friends and neighbors of Jack Sandman gathered at the farm to cut 150 acres of milo and truck it to town. Jack is on crutches due to a truck accident. Combines belonging to Dan Liebig, Ervin Kitt, Marvin Maris, Kenneth Romine and Vic Wicke were used with Dale Wicke operating Jack’s combine. Trucks were brought by Wayne Romine, Wayne Richards, Paul Kitt, Ivan Brunkhorst, Virgil Sandman, Henry Wicke and Marvin Maris. Mrs. Bill McBride, Mrs. Dan Liebig and Mrs. Kenneth Romine assisted Mrs. Sandman with lunch.

Mr. and Mrs. Wilhelm Kiefer of Knielingen, Germany, and their son-in-law Ned Pilling of Griswold, Iowa, were guests of Mr. and Mrs. Adolf Engel. Mrs. Kiefer was a guest of Mrs. Engel while the men went deer hunting in Wyoming.

Don Polly and Ann Arenz were crowned homecoming king and queen Friday night. Larry Fanning and Lloyd Wicke were the other king candidates and Jerolyn Kitt and Jane d’Allemand, queen candidates.

Cub Scout Den 4 met Tuesday at the Robert Hanna farm for a fishing party and picnic, attended by 15 boys and their sponsors, Mrs. Ed Vapenik, Mrs. Irving Skelton, Jack Romanek and the Hannas.


75 years ago this week

October 25, 1939

Construction of the new bank building will begin Nov. 1 with the contract awarded to Carl Thoren, local contractor. The new building will be built on the site of the old building with the bank moving into the renovated and redecorated Pence building next door. The old bank vault will be used until the new vault is completed with money kept on hand reduced to a change basis. Anyone desiring to draw a large sum of money should notify the bank so the same can be shipped in.

In an exhibition game with Palisade last week with one half played in 6-man football and the other half in 11-man, results of the game were Palisade winning the 6-man game 14-0 and Wauneta winning the 11-man, 9-0.

A number of friends surprised Vern Krausnick Tuesday evening on his birthday. After the party was over the young people charivaried Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Maxfield.


100 years ago this week

October 22, 1914

Farmers Institute — more than 2,000 people in town, over 100 autoes - some from a long distance. A special train left here at 6 p.m. in the evening to take people home down the line. Display of produce - simply immense, some displays larger than at the county fairs.

No school Calvert School, no school at Empire. Everyone at the Farmer’s Institute.

Pumpkin social Halloween at the Calvert parsonage. Supper in a pumpkin. Ladies bring a pumpkin full of supper. Gentleman bring your pocketbooks. Proceeds: lights for the church.