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Thursday, 19 April 2012 15:00

10 years ago this week

April 25, 2002

The Chase County Community Hospital board has directed hospital staff to assess the possibility of opening a medical clinic in Wauneta.

Southwest Public Power District donated an advertising slide projector to the Wauneta Chamber and Chateau last year and following several months learning the technical end, the projector and ads made their debut at the theatre this month.

Karen Beveridge, husband Mark Coty and daughter Adriane from Colorado are now making their home on a farm along the Stinking Water Creek north of Hamlet and have established Hat Creek Alpacas. They plan to raise/sell young alpacas, their fleece and alpaca products.

Chase County Surveyor Marv Athey has no plans to run for re-election and has served as the county’s surveyor for 56 years.

Wauneta High School graduate Stuart Hoff was selected as the March 2002 recipient of the Outstanding Employee Award for Office Staff by the University of Nebraska’s Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources. Parents Clyde and Lois Hoff attended a reception in his honor.

Rod and Joy Wheeler hosted an appreciation supper Saturday for 34 family, neighbors and friends who have helped rebuild three buildings at their farm that were destroyed during a wind storm last year. The meal was catered by Sizzlin’ Rock Creations and served in one of the new buildings.

Bo Fanning received his first communion from Father Greg Pawloski at St. John’s Catholic Church’s morning worship Sunday.

Precip for the week: .09 of an inch; year to date: .75 of an inch. High for the week: 94° on April 15; low: 31° on April 17.

25 years ago this week

April 23, 1987

Wauneta Order of Eastern Star chapter celebrated its 65th anniversary at their regular meeting Tuesday evening with five area chapters invited to attend. Lou Carlson was given special recognition for 65 years of active service.

Nine members of the Eden Sunshine Club met with Virginia Gauger for coffee Monday morning. Marlies Gauger was a guest.

Erma Newman was guest of honor at an open house at her home April 18 for her 80th birthday. Bob and Lucille Newman and their daughter and children, Jackie Nuss, Brent and Brandi of Florida, Colleen Gage of Kearney and Ola Dudek of Grand Island arrived early to help with plans. Bob and Pat Kitt hosted a dinner Saturday evening for relatives.

Mary Vette of Fort Wayne, Ind., is spending the week with Chuck and Betty Vette, Michelle and Bob. Irene Lee joined them for Easter dinner.

Mr. and Mrs. Mike Ough and family spent Thursday to Monday with Lloyd and Doris Ough.

No precip; for April: .92 of an inch.

Grain Markets: wheat-2.26/bu.; corn-1.48/bu.; milo-2.30/cwt; soybeans-4.65/bu.

50 years ago this week

Apr. 26, 1962

Grocers Dwight Hoff and Bob Walgren announced a new partnership effective May 1 with the business to be located at Hoff’s recently completed new building. The firm, known as Bob’s Grocery, will be closed and fixtures sold.

Mr. and Mrs. Edward Holmes were honored at a 50th anniversary celebration April 22 at the Hamlet Union Church with over 100 in attendance.

Mr. and Mrs. Willis Hartzer entertained Saturday night at a birthday party for the birthdays of their sons, Gaylin and Harold and also Merrill Maris. The party also honored the April birthdays of Mrs. Louise Hartzer, Mrs. Harold Hartzer and Loy Ann Taylor.

Mr. and Mrs. John Fortkamp entertained out of town guests at supper Friday evening. They were Walter Frerihs of Stinnette, Texas, Mr. and Mrs.Everett Steinbeck and children of National City, Calif., and Mrs. Katie Potthoff and Betty Jean of Haigler.

75 years ago this week

April 21, 1937

According to present plans, a new firm will open in Wauneta. A ladies and gents ready-to-wear store will occupy the building now used by Rudisil’s. E.W. Cox, W.H. Johnson and Arnold Cowles will be the proprietors.

The losers entertained the winners in the Contract Bridge Club Friday evening at a 6:30 dinner at the Fred Grimm home. Guests were prompt in arriving and gracefully sat at the table and ate mush and milk while expecting food fit for a king, proving the ladies were good sports as well as good bridge players.

Mrs. E. C. Hunter of Santa Ana, Calif., is visiting at the Ray Kitt home. She taught school in District 64, Dundy County and was Gail Forbes before her marriage.

E.N. Berry is spending the week in Chicago.

Local Markets: wheat-1.12; corn-1.20; barley-.65; cream-.28, eggs-.15.

100 years ago this week

April 18, 1912

One of the worst wind storms in the history blew Sat, Sunday and Monday forenoon transferring real estate, tearing down windmills, damaging out buildings It blew the roof off Mrs. Horn’s sod house, S. Gardner’s mill went over, the wheel was taken off George McBride’s mill, C. Stock’s barn was moved on the foundation, Walter Bergreen’s chicken house was smashed and crib on Pete Peterson’s place upset with others receiving damage.

The women are busy cleaning house since the storm. Those who had their spring cleaning done will have it to do over again.

Mrs. Adamson entertained Miss Southwell, Miss Eva and Myrtle Hanna, Lloyd and Ruby Fye and Ralph Metcalf of the Shiloh school and also Miss Hazel Smith of Champion Tuesday evening between the hours of four and eight.

Mrs. M. A. Watson of Bartley visited at Geo. McGooden’s the front end of the week and met her old friends who were glad to see her.

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Thursday, 12 April 2012 14:47

10 years ago this week

April 18, 2002

Prom Royalty: Shane Gerhartz and Jessica Long were crowned king and queen; Julie Long and Dustin Harris, first attendants and Randi Maris and Steven Humphrey, second attendants.

Carson Watt was chosen as the Cornhusker Boys State Representative for Legion Post 304 in Wauneta.

Joan Denker of Council Bluffs, Iowa, and Esther Einspahr were Wednesday evening supper guests of Jim and DeLores Taylor.

Bonnie Majors and Elsie Becker attended the 95th birthday party for Mabel Bernard Saturday held at the home of her daughter, Janine Cox. Phyllis Nordhausen also attended.

Donald and Marilyn O’Neil spent the weekend in Fremont getting acquainted with their new grandson, Bo Michael, son of Shannon and Sandy O’Neil.

Jackie Kennedy, Jan Cribelli, Sharon Statz, Maretta Brown and Colletta Clouse spent Friday to Monday in Fremont and bowled in the state tournament in Omaha.

Saturday evening the children of Tom Miller hosted a surprise 50th birthday party at Frenchman Auto, attended by family and friends enjoying supper and cake.

Precip for the week: .13 of an inch; for the year: .66 of an inch. High was 91° on April 14; low: 41° on April 12.

25 years ago this week

April 16, 1987

Local firemen were honored for their continued service to the department including Marvin Hamilton, 20 years; Bud Long, 30 years; Bob Hamilton, 20 years; Jim Huser, 20 years; Bob Jones, 10 years; Dale Bischoff, 20 years; Garry Taylor, 10 years; Gene Harchelroad, 30 years; Lloyd Sinner, 30 years; G. B. Crapson, 20 years and John Green, 10 years.

Taya Gockley was confirmed at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church Sunday. Her parents, Dennis and Donna Gockley, hosted a dinner in her honor following the service. A reception, hosted by the elders of the congregation, followed her questioning service Friday evening.

Mr. and Mrs. Vearl McBride visited Herb and Eulene Busking at Palisade Sunday. The ladies attended the “Brides Through the Years” program sponsored by the Palisade Womans and Friendly Neighbors Clubs. There were 22 gowns, the oldest worn in 1892. Eulene modeled her own wedding dress worn in 1948. Bev Polly Graves also modeled her own 1968 wedding gown.

Prom royalty: Dan Cameron and Lori Maddux were crowned prom king and queen Saturday night. Lynette Lawson and Brad Yost were first attendants and Anita Wheeler and Kelly Kitt were second attendants.

Rod Haarberg was selected to attend one of the two Nebraska Hugh O’Brien Leadership Seminars in June at the Creighton University and the University of Nebraska.

Elaine and Leo Hink were guests of honor at an open house in their home in Champion on their 25th anniversary, hosted by daughters Lisa, Davon and Sheri and Elaine’s mother, Henrietta Hink.

Thursday guests of Hilda Nordhausen for lunch and a “quilting bee” were Hilda Roschewski, Elsie Becker, Ann Einspahr, and Leta Brunkhorst. Donna Gockley and Henry Brunkhorst joined them for lunch.

Precip for the week: .92 of an inch; for 1987: 3.79 inches.

Grain Markets: wheat-2.31/bu.; corn-1.46/bu.; milo-2.30/cwt; soybeans-4.69/bu.

50 years ago this week

April 19, 1962

Gary Gibbons was named Nebraska State Farmer. There are 110 State Farmers named out of an estimated 300-400 applicants. He was recently awarded a third blue ribbon as a Star Dairy Farmer in the state.

On Sunday, April 8, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Dicke of Palisade were surprised on their 45th anniversary by family and friends.

Mr. and Mrs. Fred Nordhausen entertained Mr. and Mrs. John Simons and Rev. and Mrs. A. O. Ernst at coffee Sunday evening.

Mr. and Mrs. Don Majors and family of Sidney were Saturday overnight guests of Mrs. Doris Bartels and the Bartels brothers. They attended the confirmation service at St. Paul’s Church on Sunday.

David Polly, Bobby Fye, David Hanna and David Redden are attending play school this week. They will be in kindergarten next year.

75 years ago this week

April 14, 1937

Places for 80 are arranged for the annual Junior-Senior banquet at the I.O.O.F. Hall tonight. The seniors and faculty are guests of the juniors.

Saturday evening Mrs. Elvaro Carpenter was surprised when about 14 Rebekah friends dropped in to remind her of her birthday. The evening was spent informally with lunch and a handkerchief shower.

Guy Sims and Mrs. Sims, his mother and Geraldine Von Stade leave this week for a trip to Florida.

Ladies Aid met Wednesday with Mrs. Emma Slack. A fair attendance was present regardless of the dust storm.

Local Markets: cream-.27; eggs-.17; hens-.13-.14; wheat- 1.20; corn-1.20-1.18; barley-.65.




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Thursday, 05 April 2012 15:26

10 years ago this week

April 11, 2002

A former Denver area resident and now a Wauneta resident for the past two years, Patsy William is the new Village Clerk, learning the many responsibilities of the position from Mindi Goings and Doretta Anderson.

Wauneta-Palisade junior Jamie Harris has qualified for the Queen City Nationals Forensics Contest in Charlotte, S.C., after taking first place in the regional contest in Cheyenne, Wyo., over the weekend.

Ted and Sharon Travis went to Elm Creek Friday to visit Dick Travis and on Saturday they went to Albion to visit the Joel Travis family. Sunday they attended the first communion of Lauren Travis and Tony Krohn.

Members of the Friday Sewing Club, Wilma Egle, DeLores Taylor, Myra Grimm, Beryl Knotwell, Lucille McBride and Elnora Kitt, went to Oberlin, Kan., for lunch at The Teller House and shopping in McCook.

Art and Nina Fortkamp visited Opal and Emil Fortkamp Sunday, then attended the Legion pancake supper.

Reinhold and Edith Gloy and daughter Naomi went to Grant to the 80th birthday party for Doris Pankonin at the Senior Center.

No precip. High for the week: 80° on April 1; low: 13° on April 3.

25 years ago this week

April 9, 1987

Wauneta FFA members Brad Yost and Dan Cameron will receive the State Agri-Businessman degrees during a special ceremony at the state FFA convention in Lincoln.

A coffee is planned on Sunday to celebrate the 40th anniversary of Leland and Glendene DeHart from 2 to 4 at the Legion Hall.

While in Omaha, Russ and Lori Pankonin ran into John Maddux of Chicago, Ill., who was there on business, and enjoyed a visit.

Mr. and Mrs. Ed Vapenik attended Sacred Heart Catholic Church near Hayes Center Sunday where grandson Jason Repass celebrated his first communion and were among dinner guests of Jason’s parents, Kate and Jerry Repass, and Megan.

An estimated 500 people attended the dance recital Sunday at Imperial of Deborah Jean’s School of Dance. Participating in the recital were Heidi Nordhausen, Danielle Harchelroad, Julie and Jennifer Maddux, Jessica Allen, Stacy Gockley and Leigh Majors.

Three Wauneta basketball players were named to the Golden Plains Activities All-Conference teams. Kelly Kitt was named to the Boys first team, Derek Andrews to the Boys second team and Teresa DeWester was named to the Girls first team.

The Palisade American Legion Auxiliary Unit 318 selected and will sponsor Kim Fritsch as Girls State Representative with Cindy Lambert as alternate.

No precip. For 1987: 2.87 inches.

Grain Markets: wheat-2.38/bu.; corn-1.42/bu.; milo-2.25/cwt; soybeans-4.56/bu.

50 years ago this week

April 12, 1962

The Wauneta Masonic Temple will be dedicated Monday in a ceremony conducted by the Grand Lodge of Masons of Nebraska. The Lodge was chartered on June 14, 1893, and was first located on the second floor of the building that is now Johnston Hardware, later moving to the former Fall’s Bank building and then next door to the new temple. The lodge has a membership of 60.

Saturday evening at the Hamlet Grade School, the Pep Club girls and their mothers entertained the basketball boys and their fathers and sponsor Darrell Cox at a turkey supper. Glenda Ruettimann gave the Welcome and Gary Wach, the Response.

Mr. and Mrs. Marvin Large made a business trip to Lexington and North Platte Thursday. En route they stopped at the Curtis Ag School where Marvin looked up his former Ag teacher, Glen Nichlas.

Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Gockley attended an organ recital in Greeley, Colo., Sunday presented by their daughter, Norma. She is a senior music major at Colorado State College.

John Kerns returned from a four week stay in Fairfield, Calif., where he visited his son, Jack, and family. Jack has a veterinary practice and just built a new hospital.

Friends and neighbors honored Mrs. Frank Emerick at a coffee Saturday. The afternoon was spent socially.

Precip for the week: .48 of an inch; for 1962: 1.84 inches. High for the week: 63° on April 4 and 6; low: 27° on April 5.

75 years ago this week

April 7, 1937

Quiet election day: voters not enthused! Only 95 persons voted at the annual village and school board election. G. S. Burham and A. W. Hoff were elected to the village board and Elvaro Carpenter and Bert Maxfield were elected to the school board.

Improvements: The Hoff Cash Store has a new floor layed the first of the week. Started pouring cement for the new store between Gibson Pharmacy and Krausnick’s.

The Bert Lewis and Tom Stinnette families attended services at the Methodist church in Wauneta when the Bishop from Omaha gave an interesting talk.

Mr. and Mrs. Lee Hartzer and daughters, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Taylor and family and Mr. and Mrs. John McPherson were Easter Sunday dinner guests of Mrs. Wallace Hartzer.

Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Egle and family took dinner at the Steve Hayward home. Mr. and Mrs. Sam Rowley and family and Mrs. W. J. Harrison called at their home in the afternoon.

Local Markets: cream-.28; eggs-.17; hens-.13; hides-.06; cox-.07; wheat-1.21; corn-1.16.

100 years ago this week

April 11, 1912

Fall wheat is showing up good. Farmers have commenced putting in spring wheat. Feed is a little scarce but grass will soon be good.

Corn is worth 82¢.

Nellie Nesmith, Mabel McCarty and Wilma Smith had the pleasure of riding out from town Wed. with Rev. Andres in his auto.

C. S. Brown took a traveling man to Imperial Monday.

E. Krausnick and family took dinner with J. C. Kitt and family after church Sunday.


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Thursday, 29 March 2012 15:02

10 years ago this week

April 4, 2002

The Wauneta EMS, Wauneta Volunteer Fire Department and Wauneta Rural Fire Board as well as the rural and city fire departments and emergency medical services in Imperial were recipients of the second round of gifts from the Helen Fanning Estate.

Three Wauneta-Palisade seniors, Jessica Long, Matt Applegarth and Randi Maris, will receive their state FFA degrees at the Nebraska State FFA Convention in Lincoln.

Wauneta’s newest restaurant, T-J’s Bake Shoppe & Cafe, opened for business in the former old Pop’s Parlor building. New owners are Jerry and Thelma Mueller with the new business serving breakfast and daily noon specials.

Elsie Bartels Becker reflected back on the last 90 years, the simple things bringing her the most fulfillment. She enjoyed new baby animals, the smell of her mom’s bread baking and the cinnamon and sugar fragrance of her coffee cake, life on the farm and closeness of her family.

The joint choirs of Palisade and Wauneta Methodist Churches presented a mini-musical, “The Son Arose” Easter morning at both churches. MYF members provided the narration.

The James Skelton, Loran Wach and Tim McKillip families were among Hamlet Union Church members attending a roller skating party at Grant Thursday evening.

Dennis and Janet Egle and Justin and Jennifer Krey, Karlee, Drew and Landen spent the weekend at Silver Creek, Colo., skiing and tubing.

Easter guests of Gene and Dotty Bartels were Trish and Chad Dorn and family, Sid and Tami Bartels and family and Jay Bartels. Wayne and Marie Smith and Preston Smith were later visitors.

Precip for the year to date: .53 of an inch. High for the week: 75° on March 27, low: 18° on March 25.

25 years ago this week

April 2, 1987

Snow storms on Tuesday and again on Saturday forced cancellations of numerous events, including school.

Phillip Hartzer and George Fekkers have both been accepted as 1987 Boys State Representatives, sponsored by the American Legion Post 304. The American Legion Auxiliary and Wauneta Volunteer Fire Department will sponsor Amy Miller as Girls Stater with Lori Buffington, alternate.

Sam and Helena Hubbard were honored on their 50th anniversary with family and friends enjoying cake and punch. All of Helena’s brothers and sisters, Ralph Wach, Vern Wach, Dorean Carey and Naomi Nelson, were able to attend which made the day very special.

Marge Engell and Ann Martin flew to Denver, Colo., to Los Angeles, Calif., to attend the 90th birthday party for Pearl Dragoo, their sister and aunt, returning to Wauneta last Wednesday.

Loyann Hartzer and Kris visited Lorrie Hartzer at Lawrence the weekend of the 21st and visited the traveling dinosaur display at the House of Yesterday in Hastings.

Marvin and Arlene Large and Ruby Kennedy were Sunday dinner guests of Lela and Ray Hamilton in honor of Ruby’s birthday. Mr. and Mrs. Dean Large and family arrived in the afternoon with a birthday cake with the Joey Large family of Hayes Center and the Dale Large family of Imperial also enjoying ice cream and cake for the birthday celebration.

Precip for the week: .30 of an inch; for March: 1.33 inches.

Grain Markets: wheat-2.34/bu.; corn-1.42/bu.; milo-2.24/cwt; soybeans-4.52/bu.

50 years ago this week

April 5, 1962

Mrs. Bill Stock was named manager of the Wauneta Clothing Store by owners Mr. and Mrs. Bill Lyons of McCook.

A total of 112 persons voted in Tuesday’s election. Elected to another two-year term on the Village Board were Jack Maddux, Bernard O’Neil and Jerry Jackson, the three uncontested.

Mrs. Walter Wheeler entertained neighbors at a coffee Friday morning to help Mrs. Kate Prior celebrate her birthday.

Mr. and Mrs. Bill Kennedy and Mr. and Mrs. Ansel Brunkhorst attended the 4-H banquet in Hayes Center Monday night.

Dwight Kline attended a Propane Short Course last week in Kansas City, Mo.

Wauneta Markets: wheat- 1.79; corn-1.05; milo-1.70.

75 years ago this week

March 31, 1937

Mr. and Mrs. E. E Olmsted were honored by relatives and friends Saturday and Sunday, the occasion being their golden wedding anniversary. Saturday an open house was held with many friends calling during the day. Sunday, forty relatives and close friends gathered for the wedding dinner and enjoyed a happy day together.

Fifty young people members of the Keystone Sunday school class of the M.E. Church and guests held a sunrise service and breakfast at the church Easter Sunday.

E. E. Flory returned home Saturday from Hawaii where he spent the winter.

Mr. and Mrs. Glen Fye and Robert spent Sunday with Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Fye.

Local Markets: eggs-.18; cream-.33; hens-.13-.14; wheat-1.22; corn-1.12; barley-.65.

100 years ago this week

April 4, 1912

The Frenchman River was not able to carry all the water that came down for the large lakes at Champion when the dams went out Sat. and the bottom land was flooded Sunday. Several bridges south of Enders were taken out. The bridge south of Enders was damaged by washing the approaches away.

The pesky fly has commenced his song.

Maud Stock is helping Florence Gardner sew this week.

Dora and Henry Steinbeck took dinner and spent Sunday at Bischoff’s.

Roy Pollys attended the dance at Wauneta Saturday evening and intended to stay over Sunday but heard the Frenchman was on the raise to SKADOO for home - cutting their visit short.

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Thursday, 22 March 2012 15:25

10 years ago this week

Mar. 28, 2002

AmFirst Bank President Van Korell announced plans to close the Palisade branch office, closing on June 30.

A wind-driven fire raged out of control near Hamlet last Wednesday, destroying a machine shop, burning 4,500 acres of pasture, trees and fence lines and threatening two homes.

The Wauneta-Palisade speech team took runner-up honors in Class D1 at the state contest in Lincoln, behind Potter-Dix.

Pinewood Derby winners: Landen Lawless, first in Wolves and Bears Division and overall champion; C.J. Hackney, best in show; Brett Klima, second and Logan Bischoff, third in Wolves and Bears; Tyler Crowell, first, Clint Majors, second and Justin Haskins, third in the Webelos Division.

Glenda Bartels, Kathleen and Lloyd Wicke and Kristine Orton and Tim spent the weekend with Gus and Margie Bartels. They attended the confirmation of Joe Bartels at St. Paul’s Sunday.

Andrew Ward, Chad Flaig and Cory Flaig were guests of honor at a carry-in dinner at the American Legion Auxiliary Hall in Palisade following their confirmation at the United Methodist Church, the dinner hosted by their parents for family members.

Elsie Becker visited Otto Bartels a week ago Monday taking ice cream and cake to observe his 99th birthday that had been on the 13th.

Moisture to date: .53 of an inch. High: 68° on March 20; low: 11° on March 21.

25 years ago this week

March 26, 1987

Jim and Patsy McKinney, Dotty and Gene Bartels accompanied 14 members of the “W Club” on a ski trip to Keystone. The group stayed at Frisco. Al and Marilyn McCrumb drove the bus.

Pastor Randy Smith and Betty and Fred Krausnick were sponsors of members of the United Methodist Youth Fellowship group, Amy and Heidi Maxfield, Danny Taylor, Brenda Breese and Wayne Krausnick, on a ski trip to Keystone. Saturday they attended a stage play, “Shooting Stars,” in Denver and on Sunday attended services and activities at the First Baptist Church in Castle Rock.

Elsie Morgan celebrated her 87th birthday March 19 and was a dinner guest of Orpha Jirik. Later they attended the American Legion card party.

Thursday Loren and Pat Egle met Jerry and Tina Sampson of Mancos, Colo., (formerly of Hamlet) and Wayne and Beverly Williams of Hamlet who were vacationing in Apache Junction in Las Vegas, Nev. They returned home Sunday.

Candy Henning and Cassie came to visit the Ervin Kitts Sunday and they, the Kevin Janiceks and Keenan Kitt family had a supper for their parents, Joan and Ervin, Monday evening, honoring them on their 35th wedding anniversary.

Nina Fortkamp, Ellen Prior and Marjorie Wheeler attended an acrylic art work shop conducted by Danette Hendrix Saturday in Imperial.

Precip for the week: .24 of an inch; for March: 1.03 inches; for 1987: 2.57 inches.

Grain Markets: wheat-2.37/bu.; corn-1.40 bu.; milo-2.25/cwt; soybeans-4.42/bu.

50 years ago this week

March 29, 1962

Palisade’s oldest couple is Mr. and Mrs. George Fornoff, both born in 1881. They have farmed in Hayes County all their lives except for two years when they travelled to Utah by covered wagon. Their church friends recently honored them on their 56th anniversary.

Janyce Hood was selected as Palisade’s representative to Girls State, sponsored by the American Legion Auxiliary.

Mr. and Mrs. Orley Troxel spent the weekend in Wichita Falls, Texas, with their daughter and husband, A2c and Mrs. Harry Straub.

Mrs. Bruce McCallum entertained at a neighborhood coffee Saturday to welcome Mrs. Val Gene Foster to the community.

Mr. and Mrs. Don Hyde and family of McCook spent the weekend with Mr. and Mrs. Fred Fortkamp, Mary and Nita.

75 years ago this week

March 24, 1937

Tip’s Lunch and the shoe shop moved to their new locations this week and work has already begun on tearing down the old building. Brick is being placed preparatory to begin building operations soon. This will add greatly to the appearance of Main street.

Last Sunday a good attendance witnessed the confirmation at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church of the following young people: Lorene Bischoff, Floyd Nordhausen, Arthur Fortkamp and Louis Denker.

Mr. and Mrs. Willis Hartzer entertained Mr. and Mrs. Berge Brannan and Mr. and Mrs. Fred Swink to a supper after midnight Sunday for Mrs. Swink’s birthday.

An anniversary party was held at the O.E. Walker home Wednesday evening, celebrating the birthdays of Mrs. C. M. Ketler, L. W. Ough and R.E. Olmsted. The evening was spent playing pinochle. After the presentation of gifts following the 12 o’clock hot two-course supper, Mr. and Mrs. Walker were congratulated on their 26th anniversary.

Local Markets: cream-.35; eggs-.18; hens-.13-.14; hides-.06- .07; wheat-1.22; corn-1.10-1.12; barley-.65.

100 years ago this week

March 28, 1912

There will be a warm time at the meeting of the town board Monday night. A resolution will be passed or offered to remove the scales and hitching racks from main street. Push it along, they should all go.

Pennington got his oil wagon stuck Monday morning on the hill by Mr. Kline’s on his way to Palisade and it was still there Wednesday afternoon.

A wolf hunt was held in the Catharine neighborhood Monday. Over 300 were in the hunt and only 5 coyotes were secured.

Hawley Curry is getting up his summer wood now before spring work begins.

Mrs. Otto Walker visited Tuesday with Mrs. Berge Brannon while Berge escorted Otto down to Mr. Willtrout’s to get seed potatoes.

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