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Thursday, 05 March 2015 18:26

10 years ago this week

March 3, 2005

The first annual Palisade Chili Cook-off and Poetry Contest, a library fundraiser, was held Saturday, Feb. 26 at the Smith Building with seven cook-off entries and eight poetry entries. Mike Nothous won both the Judges’ Choice and Peoples’ Choice awards. Joseph Sramek read his poem.

Loyd and Karen Christner spent Thursday to Sunday with Renelle and Barry Mooney and Rylee at Russell, Kan. They attended Grandparents Day at the library with Rylee.

Guests of Richard, Janet and Brennan Keiser Saturday to observe the 50th anniversary of Elmer and Edna Keiser were the honored guests, Rodney Keiser, Richard and Marcia Comly of Boulder, Colo., Barb Smith, Leta Brunkhorst and Edna’s sister, Elma Hinde and daughter Laretta Mallory, both of Yuma, Colo.

Anna Belle Vapenik and Marie Smith met their sisters, Betty Stubblefield of Denver, Colo., and Jean Johnson of Ogallala, in Grant Saturday where they visited their sister, Margaret Stransky, at the Golden Ours Nursing Home.

Cody Egle of Wauneta-Palisade was the District 5 Voice of Democracy winner. Kelly Bernt of Stratton placed second and Brandon Bishop of Chase County High School, third.

Both the Wauneta-Palisade boys and girls basketball teams will be heading to the state basketball tournament, both teams defeating Cambridge in districts. This feat was accomplished only one other time in school history when the boys and girls teams defeated both boys and girls teams from Crawford in the district finals in 1994. The boys defeated Cambridge 74-60 and girls won 43-37.


25 years ago this week

March 1, 1990

After three years of planning, rural residents are now receiving RURAL VISION wireless cable television. Southwest Telecommunications Cooperative Association, Inc. of Palisade began broadcasting their microwave cable signals earlier this month after completing a transmission tower just north of Wauneta.

Wauneta native Jack Maddux filed with the secretary of state for the Republican nomination for lieutenant governor.

Hoping to boost tourism to the area several representatives of the Chase County Development Corporation, the Red Willow Lodging Tax Authority and the Greater McCook Area Chamber’s Convention and Tourism Committee manned a booth at the five-day show at the Denver International Sportsmen’s Exposition. Representing the Chase County Development Corporation were Rex and Diane Walgren and Jim McKinney.

Patrons of the Palisade school district met Wednesday morning to adopt a cooperative agreement proposal to submit to the Hayes Center and Trenton school boards.

Patty Kramer of Las Vegas, Nev., and Diana Dieder of Dighton, Kan., are visiting their father, Leonard Gauger.Visitors Sunday to help him celebrate his birthday were Mr. and Mrs. Bob Hardy, Mr. and Mrs. Harold Maris, Mr. and Mrs. Joe Maris and family, Mr. and Mrs. Rodney Petsch, Mr. and Mrs. Jim Gauger, Rhonda Fawcett, Lavina Bardsley and Donald Donze.

Kindergarten girls in the Daisy Girl Scout troop enjoyed an outing to the Jim Widger farm Monday after school. Their leader, Laurie Johnson, took them to see the new baby lambs. The girls enjoyed bottle feeding the animals and each brought home a handful of wool.

Precip for the week: .02.


50 years ago this week

March 4, 1965

Consolidation of the Wauneta Rural High School and the Wauneta Grade School District No. 31 is being offered. An invitation is also being extended to the surrounding area schools to join in the redistricting plan.

The Enders Lake Association Incorporated is moving ahead with plans to provide a completely new area of recreation, but membership is not going as quickly as anticipated. Only a few weeks remain to reach the 400 initial membership goal.

Mrs. Mabel Scriven has asked for a leave of absence to pursue graduate work with board approval. She has taught many years in the Wauneta grade school.

Ray Gunderson has been selected to attend Cornhusker Boys State as the 1965 delegate. The American Legion is the sponsor.

A number of neighbors called on Mrs. Gladys Brown Tuesday to observe her 80th birthday. Her daughters, Mrs. Jack Sandman and Mrs. Lawrence Ingold, served birthday cake, ice cream and coffee at the close of the afternoon.

Mr and Mrs. Dick Nordhausen, Mr. and Mrs Henry Fischer, Allan and Gordon, Elmer and Reinhart Lunzman and Mr. and Mrs. David Kuenning and family of Ogallala were Sunday evening supper guests of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Brunkhorst. The Kuennings were residents of the South Divide several years ago.

The Broncos won the Class ‘C’ district title, defeating Hayes Center 60-49 in the first round, defeating Beaver City 78-52 in the semi-finals and winning 64-55 over Alma in the final game. They will play Hebron to see who goes to state.


75 years ago this week

February 28, 1940

Earl Skelton attended the Road and Tractor Show in Wichita, Kansas and the Board of Trade in Kansas City last week.

Mr. and Mrs. J. I. Kerchal entertained family and friends  at Sunday dinner, complementary to Mr. and Mrs. Leonard Kerchal whose birthdays were close at hand. The afternoon was spent visiting and playing games.

Fourteen ladies surprised Mrs. Cloid Nesmith Monday afternoon, the occasion was her birthday. After a social afternoon Mrs. Nesmith was presented with a tea towel from each of her guests.

The losing side of the dinner pinochle club entertained the winners at a six o’clock dinner at the E. M. Carpenter home. Covers were laid for twelve. Wauneta got a thrilling win last Friday night, beating the Palisade five 30-28. Forward Bradley scored 13 for Wauneta.


100 years ago this week

March 4, 1915

The Peoples Bank will soon build an addition to their building in the shape of an office room to be built on the west side of the Oxford hotel.

Birge Brannon, E.E. Fye and C. Lantz did their summer butchering Monday.

Henry Haarberg and family, Mr. and Mrs. Nordhausen and Mrs. Steinbeck all spent Sunday at C. Bartels.

Keen Tackert and Geo. Yant had a runaway Tues. while on their way to Johnnie Kitt’s, breaking the buggy, but they got off lucky.


125 years ago this week

March 6, 1890

It looks winterish.

School closed this week Wednesday.

The school house came near catching on fire again on Monday.

Irving D. Smith of Hayes County sold his deeded quarter and a timber-claim last week for the neat sum of $2,500.

Joe Dudek bought another broncho on Tuesday and was severely kicked by the animal,  by way of introduction.