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Thursday, 27 October 2011 15:07

10 years ago this week

Nov. 1, 2001

Mindi Dixon was inducted into the Nebraska Women of Today Hall of Fame Oct. 20 at the Fall Convention held in McCook. Dixon is the 38th member to receive the honor during the organization’s 16-year history.

Jim McKinney was honored on his 100th career victory in his 19 years as head coach at Wauneta-Palisade at the Lakeside Central game.

About 50 attended the Hamlet Union Church’s annual hayrack ride held at the farm of Joy and Rod Wheeler Friday evening. After riding down the canyon they cooked hobo soup over a camp fire and toasted marshmallows

Wesley and Marjorie Wheeler and Averill and Ladene Hudnall went to Sterling, Colo., Saturday to attend the Hastings College choir concert of which the Hudnalls’ daughter, Julie McLellan, is a member.

Sunday visitors of Donnaline Kitt on her birthday were Kelly and Jennifer Kitt and Colin, Keith Kitt, Kallan Kitt, Emily Humphrey, Kyle Kitt, Kristy McNair and Taylin and Larry and Anita Kitt who brought a birthday cake.

Marlin and Lois Wine attended the Chase County High School musical, “Brigadoon,” Sunday at Imperial.

No precip. High: 86° on Oct. 28; low: 27° on Oct. 24, 25.

25 years ago this week

October 30, 1986

Mr. and Mrs. Bob Hummel and Mr. and Mrs. Cecil Steckman visited in the home of Edna and Dorvin Ledford in Princeton, Mo., last week. Other guests were Lela and George Cully of Fairfield Bay, Ark. The four members of the Steckman family, Gladys, Cecil, Edna and Lela enjoyed their first reunion in 10 years.

Mr. and Mrs. Bob Baumfalk and Mr. and Mrs Dick Baumfalk of McCook returned Saturday from a trip west, taking them to Las Vegas, Bryce Canyon and Zion National Park in Utah and Meteor Crater and Grand Canyon in Arizona.

Dr. Roger and Peggy Minneman went to Denver Friday to attend a dental seminar.

Ellen McCallum and Peg McCallum returned Monday after spending a week on a tour, taking them to New York City, Atlantic City and Washington D.C.

Dan Steinert and Chuck Eberhardt spent the weekend in Denver and attended the Nebraska-Colorado football game on Saturday.

Don and Judy Suda and Jesse and Linda Jones went to Chadron Saturday to watch the Palisade band perform.

Mrs. Keith Kerchal and her mother, Emma Carrigan, went to Essex, Iowa, where they visited Kim and Jane Kerchal and girls. They went to Columbus Junction where Nona graduated from high school and also visited an aunt, returning to the Kim Kerchals before returning home.

Precip for the week: .14 of an inch; for 1986: 18.15 inches.

Grain Markets: wheat-2.14/bu.; corn-1.44/bu.; milo-2.20/cwt; soybeans-4.25/bu.

50 years ago this week

Nov. 2, 1961

Wauneta’s first gas war was of short duration. Gas prices are back up to 33.9 for regular and 39.7 for ethyl. During the gas war Waunetans paid 26.5 for regular and 30.5 for ethyl.

The Palisade Soil and Water Conservation District selected Marge and Vincent Broz of Hayes Center as the recipients of the 1961 Conservation award.

Charles Jones of St. Paul, Minn., Mrs. Sherman Jones of Alva, Okla., and Mrs. Cecil Bowman of Monteque, Calif., are houseguests of Mr. and Mrs. Cheston Jones and family and Jim Jones. Mrs. Bowman is a sister to Jim Jones whom he hasn’t seen for 16 years.

Rev. and Mrs. Bruce Blowers and children, missionaries to New Guinea, were weekend guests of Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Bley and family.

Mrs. Carl Rueter and Mrs. Henry Wicke attended the Dress Revue put on by the Wool Growers at McCook Saturday.

Glenn Fye, Otis Knotwell and Rodney Einspahr left Friday morning to hunt in the Chadron area.

Mr. and Mrs. W. M. Wright and Mr. and Mrs. Wilber Zeigler, all of Beatrice, were weekend visitors in the Henry Haarberg home.

75 years ago this week

October 21, 1936

The Wauneta drum and bugle corp along with bands from towns of southwestern Nebraska will lead the parade in McCook preceding the speaking by Senator George W. Morris Tuesday, Nov. 2.

The first snow this fall started Tuesday afternoon and continues on. Is melting when it hits the ground.

Mr. and Mrs. Fred Nordhausen and Viola drove to Lincoln last Wednesday where they visited their son Otto who is attending the university. Mr. and Mrs. Nordhausen returned Thursday but Viola remained for the Indiana game. She returned home with Mr. and Mrs. Fred Grimm.

Robert Buffington is the new clerk at Rudisil’s store to replace Wiley Green who is now working as clerk in the Wauneta Falls Bank.

Mr. and Mrs. H. N. Crow and family spent the weekend in Upland and Hildreth visiting relatives. The birthdays of all the brothers and sisters are within nine days of each other. All enjoyed a nice birthday dinner on Saturday.

Local Markets: cream-.26; eggs-.23; h. hens-.11-.12; l. hens-.08-.09; h. springs-.11-.12; l. springs-.08-.09; wheat-1.03; corn-1.05.

100 years ago this week

November 2, 1911

The iron bridge north of town has a new floor.

The quail season is on and our local nimrods get out early and the sports from different points are flocking in.

Frank Emerick has a new boxed in mail wagon.

Olivers are going to put in a cement dam across the Frenchman at their farm east of town so as to be able to irrigate their crops.

Mrs. Ed Porter, Mrs. Cox and Phil Williams celebrated their birthdays together last Sunday with the help of R. H. Williams and family, Mr. Cox and Mrs. Phil Williams.

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Thursday, 13 October 2011 15:01

10 years ago this week

Oct. 18, 2001

The Palisade United Methodist Church will celebrate their 115th anniversary during special services Sunday. The present church was built in 1955. The original church was formed by 12 people meeting in the old Beigh schoolhouse.

Leland and Sharon Maris attended the sandwich and ice cream social at Grandview in Stratton Saturday.

Janice Houser had lunch with four of her schoolmates at Holyoke, Colo., Tuesday.

Ila Widger and Beryl Knotwell went to Ogallala Friday and Saturday to attend the Dist. III Quilters Day Out with 150 present at the Haythorn Ranch where they gave a demonstration on “Red Work.”

Kerry Hamilton, Sharon Miller and Ann Miller attended Shop Wauneta Saturday and the style show where Shelby was a model.

Troy, Dawnie, Shelby and Joshua Haskins of Littleton, Colo., visited Lisa Haskins and Justin and Lena Vlasin.

Sharon Walgren, Phyllis Nordhausen and DeLores Taylor attended the Arts Council program featuring the Nebraska Brass Quintet at Imperial Sunday.

Precip for the week: 1.17 inches; year to date: 13.53 inches.

25 years ago this week

October 16, 1986

First snow storm of the season Friday and Saturday.

Bud Long was honored Monday by the Village Board with a certification of appreciation for his many years of law enforcement in Wauneta. Long began his career in 1946 and served as town marshall until 1950, then began working nights and as a substitute.

The family of Nellie DeHart met at the Legion Hall in Wauneta for a potluck dinner Sunday noon in honor of her 99th birthday which was Wednesday, Oct. 15.

Sunday dinner guests of Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Maxfield were Edna Maxfield, the Jim Maxfield family, Junior and Margie Kitt and Erma Kitt in honor of Edna’s 98th birthday which was that day.

Mr. and Mrs. Virgil Sandman were guests of honor Sunday when all their family took them to Imperial, following church, for dinner to celebrate their 40th anniversary. Returning home Sharla Roschewski and family were there with a beautiful set table, centered with a cake, nuts, mints, punch and coffee with surprise guests arriving at 2 o’clock.

Mr. and Mrs. Dale Baney went to Denver, meeting Dale’s sisters Helen and Wilfred Hansen and families and Bonnie and Delbert Nelson. All traveled in the Nelsons’ motor home to Lake Powell where they cruised on the lake in the Nelsons’ house boat for several days.

Erma Newman hosted a get-together luncheon Sunday for a classmate, Essie McMeeking, of Lake Michigan. Guests were Rose Marie Bowers of Imperial, Irene Modrell and Wilma Ward of Palisade.

Mrs. Jean Hardy and daughters, Ann Vrana and Elizabeth Carroll of Lincoln recently visited Jean’s brother, Lt. Col. and Mrs. Jim Winkelman and children in Norfolk, Va.

Precip for the week: .57 of an inch; for 1986: 17.94 inches.

Grain Markets: wheat-2.12/bu.; corn-1.40/bu.; milo-2.25/cwt; soybeans-4.18/bu.

50 years ago this week

Oct. 19, 1961

Wauneta’s first gas war in several years started Friday morning when the pump price dropped from 33.9 to 26.5. At press time the price remained at 26.5 with no end of the gas war in sight.

On Sunday, Oct. 15 Homecoming Day was held at the Eden Missionary Church to celebrate their 53rd anniversary. Services were held throughout the day with a basket dinner at noon. Guest speaker was Rev. Jack Robbins of Fort Wayne, Ind. Don Egle presented a “Look Backward” and a “Look Forward.” A church addition is to be built in the very near future.

Mr. and Mrs. Eddie Nichols and boys entertained at dinner Wednesday evening in honor of Mr. and Mrs. Fern Nichols’ 37th anniversary with guests, Mr. and Mrs. Marion Boyce and Mr. and Mrs. Alvin Davison of Champion. Mr. Davison showed slides of their Alaskan trip.

Mr. and Mrs. Johnny Sailors, Mr. and Mrs. Bernard Graves and Mr. and Mrs. Harold Wach attended the coop convention in Lincoln last weekend.

75 years ago this week

October 7, 1936

Mr. and Mrs. Homer Armstrong have opened a fruit store in connection with Swift and Co. Cream Station in the Peterson Building with a full line of fruits and vegetables.

Ted Holtz, the science teacher for the past year, has been given the position of principal at the high school, upon the resignation of Miss Ruth Phillip who is going to Gothenburg to be with her father.

Milton Kline was pleasantly surprised on his birthday Thursday evening when several couples came with covered dishes for supper. The evening was spent playing pinochle.

Mr. and Mrs. B. C. Merrill were tendered a post-nuptial shower at the Adam Doane home Friday evening with 34 friends and relatives present.

Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Fanning called on Mr. and Mrs. Forest Hanna Sunday.

Mr. and Mrs. Earl Skelton and family were dinner guests at the Joe Kerchal home Thursday evening.

Local markets: cream-.28; eggs-.19-.21; heavy hens-.11-.12; springs-.11-.12; cox-.06; leghorns-.07; wheat-1.02; corn-1.00.

100 years ago this week

October 19, 1911

Apples—75¢ to $1.25 per bu. W.L. Dye.

There were three cars of apples on track Saturday and one car of cabbage. Dye has done good business with his apples and Wiley had his cabbage closed out by Tuesday.

The hens are on strike and eggs are worth 22¢.

Miss Jennie Frazell left Monday for Lincoln as a delegate to the Rebecca Assembly.

Bert Steggs will attend the grand lodge session of Oddfellows in Lincoln as a delegate.

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Thursday, 06 October 2011 14:52

10 years ago this week

Oct. 11, 2001

A belated Arbor Day observance was held to celebrate the new landscaping (new white vinyl fence, brick pathway, vintage street light and new plantings) at the gazebo in downtown Wauneta. Ted and Joyce Grimm and Bob and Willa McBride have provided most of the vision and labor for the project. Phyllis Yoder is the coordinator.

Southwest Public Power of Palisade is the newest member to join the Wauneta Chamber and were presented their first dollar of profit from Chamber President Brenda Anderson.Representing SWPPD were Roger Britten, Don Suda and Curtis Kayton.

Terrin Barnard and Kayla Einspahr were crowned king and queen during W-P homecoming festivities. First attendants were Shane Gerhartz and Jessica Long and Steven Humphrey and Julie Long were second attendants. Crown bearers were Wes Anderjaska and Brooklyn Nordhausen.

Ruth Hohl, Linda Young and Bonnie Hanna attended a Bob Ross Painting Workshop held in the Wigwam Room at the McCook College Wednesday.

Dennis and Donna Gockley drove Stacy’s car to Seattle, Wash., where Stacy is teaching. En route they visited Vaughn and Dee McBride at Sunnyside, Wash., and the Mitch and Sally Mullanix family in Everett, Wash. They enplaned back to Denver and visited Leona Gockley, Norma Dunn and Coleman Yarnell in Greeley en route home.

Dorthy Dudek and Mary, Merrell and Emma Jean Maris, Jim and Connie Maxfield and Raymond and Bette Maxfield enjoyed prime rib dinners at Palisade Saturday evening for the anniversaries of the Jim and Raymond Maxfields.

.14 of an inch of moisture recorded for the week. High was 88° on Oct. 2; low: 32° on Oct. 4 and 5.

25 years ago this week

Oct. 9, 1986

Lloyd Sinner was honored for his service as president of the 370-member Nebraska Auto Body Association at their annual convention in Grand Island Sept. 26-27.

G.W. (Web) and Thelma Harris celebrated their 60 years of marriage Saturday, Oct. 4 at Enders Lake Country Club with an open house from 3-6, followed by a supper.

Mr. and Mrs. Elwyn Krausnick attended the Stratton-Orleans football game in Stratton Friday night where grandson Michael Egle and Karrie Broackway were crowned homecoming king and queen. Allen Hardy and Maggie Sis were attendants.

Erma Kitt and June McCallum attended the County Extension Club Tea at the 4-H Building in Imperial the 28th.

Mr. and Mrs. Don Welch and Mr. and Mrs. John Teply were Sunday guests of Mr. and Mrs. Art Fortkamp for supper and cards.

Mr. and Mrs. Jake Tepley attended the 100-year celebration of St. John’s Lutheran Church near Ogallala Sunday.

Precip for the week: .89 of an inch; for 1986: 17.37 inches.

Grain Markets: wheat-2.05/bu.; corn-1.40/bu.; milo-2.25/cwt; soybeans-4.26/bu.

50 years ago this week

Oct. 12, 1961

Several beautiful flower beds have been planted and cared for in the north part of Riverside Cemetery. Appreciation goes to Agnes and Nelson Burham and Emma and Bud Johnston.

Mr. and Mrs. Dick Cowles and girls spent Saturday morning in Holdrege on business and visited Mr. and Mrs. Ted Ess at their farm near Bloomington.

A basket dinner was held at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church Sunday honoring Mr. and Mrs. Carl True who are visiting here from North Bergen, N.J.

Mrs. Minnie Christner celebrated her 86th birthday Sunday with her children and grandchildren gathering with her at the Legion Hall for a basket dinner.

Eldon Haarberg of Farmington, N.M., was a Saturday overnight guest in the home of his brother, Mr. and Mrs. Vic Haarberg and family and spent Sunday and Monday with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Henry Haarberg, leaving for home on Tuesday.

75 years ago this week

Sept. 30, 1936

Howard Stinnette bought the W. F. Phillips store and Fairmont creamery. The new store will be called Central Cash Market.

Mrs. Vern Fanning spent Thursday afternoon with her sister, Mrs. Hazel Fletcher at Palisade.

Mr. and Mrs. Delbert Oliver and family and Edna Metcalf spent Sunday at the Hal Fanning home.

Mrs. Jay Person and son, Mr. and Mrs. Vilas Shackelford and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. O.W. Pflum and Mr. and Mrs. Roger Pflum gathered at the home of Mrs. Emma Pflum last Wednesday evening in honor of her birthday.

.85 of an inch of rain fell Monday and Monday night bringing the total for the year to 17.15 inches. The temperature scurried down to 44 degrees over the weekend, flaunting the fact that winter is close at hand.

100 years ago this week

October 12, 1911

The road just north of town in the hills should be widened out. It is too narrow for teams and autos.

Joe Dudeck and wife left in their auto on Wednesday for Red Cloud to visit her folks.

“Dad” McCallum is still confined to the house but is getting along nicely.

John and George Metcalf went to Cambridge to hear W.J. Bryan speak.

Mr. Keiser of eastern Nebraska arrived Saturday. He expects to stay several weeks and is here looking at some stock he owns. He is staying at Mr. Steinbeck’s.

C. Stock and family visited Sunday at Wm. Ough’s.

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Thursday, 29 September 2011 15:06

10 years ago this week

Oct 4, 1001

My Dime for a Tragic Time: Funds to go for disaster relief for the victims of the terrorists attacks. Fourth graders Caleb Hafner, Sterling Smith and Brandon O’Neil with Superintendent Charles Isom delivered $537 collected from youngsters and staff at W-P for the Red Cross Disaster Relief Fund to Valley Bank & Trust.Valley Bank at Wauneta collected $427.

WPHS Homecoming candidates announced included Steven Humphrey, Kayla Einspahr, Shane Gerhartz, Julie Long, Terrin Barnard and Jessica Long. W-P will host the Maxwell Wildcats homecoming night.

Baleigh Abbott was baptized at the Sunday service at the Methodist Church by Pastor Michael Laing. Following the service family members enjoyed a picnic at the Wauneta Park.

Bob and Marge Hanna attended grandson Sam’s seventh grade ball game at Colby, Kan., Thursday, then went on to Columbia, Mo., attending the Nebraska-Missouri football game.

John and Sherri Oliver of Scottsbluff visited Edna Christensen Monday morning. Julie Schnitzler and four children of Gibbon were Friday overnight guests.

Joyce and Emerson Schwenk, Rhonda and Lynn Brunkhorst and Janet and Rich Keiser, Aaron and Brennan ate out Saturday evening at the Enders Country Club for Rhonda’s birthday.

No precip for the week. High for the week: 83° on Sept. 27; low: 41° on Sept. 24.

25 years ago this week

October 2, 1986

Etta Majors was honored on her 95th birthday at a dinner in the home of Don and Bonnie Majors. The Mick Majors family and Paula Allen family were guests.

Donna Gockley and Stacey, Joyce Majors and Leigh and Heidi Nordhausen attended a fall fashion style show and luncheon in Holyoke Sunday. Stacey, Leigh and Heidi presented their “Bad Leroy Brown” dance routine as part of the entertainment.

Teresa DeWester, Lori and Lisa Buffington, Shana and Bobbi Wilson, Karla McCallum, Angi Buffington, Maressa Smith and Lisa Wilson were part of the C.Y.O. Youth group who spent Saturday and Sunday in Denver, Colo., shopping and attending the Sandi Patti concert. Karen Carpenter was one of the sponsors.

Jack and Verna Sandman and Ken and Cleophia Denker attended the Nebraska game in Lincoln Saturday, meeting Rocky Yoder for breakfast Saturday morning.

Houseguests of Harold and Bev Maris the past two weeks were his sister, Evelyn Witmer of Colonial Beach, Va., and her daughter, Rita Talarico of Newburg, N.Y.

No precip for the week; for September: 1.01 inches; for 1986: 16.48 inches.

Grain markets: wheat-2.08/bu.; corn-1.43/bu.; milo-2.25/cwt.; soybeans-4.22/bu.

50 years ago this week

Oct. 5, 1961

Leon Athey of Pierre, S.D., was a Friday overnight guestsof his mother, Mrs. Mary Athey. He was en route to Oklahoma City where he will attend school for a month at the SAA Aeronautical Center.

Bob West of Geneva, Mrs. Alvin Winkelman and baby of Beaver Crossing and Mrs. Milton Winkelman and daughter Judy of Staplehurst spent the weekend in the parental Sam West home.

Sunday Mrs. Louise Hartzer, Mrs. Mary Athey, Mrs. Katie Steggs, Mrs. Bernice Hohl and Mrs. Jessie Kitt attended the flower show at North Platte. Also attending were Mrs. Walter Keating, Mrs. Art Stewart, Dr. and Mrs. Ivan Lamb, Mr. and Mrs. Allen Carse and Mrs. Archie Gruver of Palisade.

Mr. and Mrs. Ray Einspahr and Mr. and Mrs. Rodney Einspahr and children spent from Wednesday to Sunday in Denver visiting the Jack Neverve family and attending the Ice Follies.

Mr. and Mrs. Robert Fye entertained at a weiner roast in honor of their son Bruce’s birthday Saturday evening. Guests were Mr. and Mrs. Glenn Fye, Mrs. Ethel Collins, Mr. and Mrs. Iville Green and Dwight Kline.

75 years ago this week

Sept. 23, 1936

Breeze completes 48 years of publication with this issue.

Friday was Newt Ditton’s birthday and in honor of the occasion Mrs. Ditton entertained a number of friends at a birthday dinner followed by an evening of pinochle.

Mrs. Fred Olmsted was very pleasantly surprised Wednesday afternoon when several of her neighbors happened in to help her celebrate her birthday.

Mrs. Mathilda Bischoff and Miss Minnie Bischoff of Nebraska City are visiting their son and brother Leo Bischoff and the family.

Mr. and Mrs. Vernon Hungate and Suzann and Misses Marjorie White and Florence Turner and Lester Rumbaugh were Sunday visitors at Champion Lake.

Mr. and Mrs. Sam Stinnette and granddaughter Madelyn McBride were Sunday dinner guests of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Lee.

Local Markets: wheat-1.02; corn-1.00; barley-.50; rye-.80; cream-.29; eggs-.16-.20; hens-.09-.12; springs-.09-.12; roosters-.07.

100 years ago this week

October 5, 1911

Big rain Wednesday evening. 1 1/4 inch of water fell by next morning. Still raining at 9:30. Later, at 2 o’clock still at it.

Mrs. R. M. Pence and Paul left for Lincoln Tuesday to visit her uncle and friends.

Mrs. Brown and Carrie and Maud Stock spent Sunday at S. Gardner’s.

The party at Ira Dennels was well attended and a number of water melons disposed of.

About forty neighbors and friends gathered at the home of J. P. Stinnette’s Friday evening and had an oyster supper in honor of Mrs. Wright, Mrs. Stinnette’s sister.

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Thursday, 22 September 2011 15:00

10 years ago this week

Sept. 27, 2001

Birthday girls Lucille McBride and Edna Christensen were honored guests at a Wauneta Senior Center ladies coffee Tuesday morning. Joining them were 30 special friends from the center.

Joan and Wayne Daniel met 16 family members at the Looking Glass Cafe in McCook Saturday evening to help Harlan Daniel celebrate his birthday.

Connie Maxfield hosted a coffee Monday afternoon for newcomers in town with 27 guests to get acquainted with Katie Weigel, Kay Goings, Pastor Michael Laing, Laura Buffington and Joyce Grimm.

Elaine and Wally Jones of Skiatook, Okla., came last week to help the family of Hilda Roschewski celebrate her 90th birthday.

A Wednesday visitor of Laura Buffington was Leland Olive of Hays, Kan., who was assistant manager of the store where Laura worked at in Dodge City, Kan.

Colleen Garton of Windsor, Colo., and Joni and Seth Nord-hausen of Fort Collins, Colo., were overnight guests of Bob and Willa McBride and attended the Saturday wedding of Jonathan Nordhausen-Leslie Ringenberg at Eustis.

Joanne and Dan Liebig spent the weekend in Columbus where they helped family of Don’s brother, Ferd, celebrate his 90th birthday.

Precip: .89 of an inch for the week; 12.17 inches for 2001.

25 years ago this week

September 25, 1986

Special centennial activities of the Palisade United Methodist Church culminated Sunday with more than 200 attending worship services Sunday morning. Dr. Alva Clark returned to Palisade to deliver the centennial message. Palisade Methodists officially organized Oct. 24, 1886, in the Beigh school house, southeast of Palisade, with 12 people forming the charter membership.

June McCallum, Doris Webber, Erma Kitt, and Lola McBride picked up Bernice Hohl at Heritage and met Audra Romine and Dorthy Dudek at the Steak Out Friday evening and enjoyed dinner together.

Mr. and Mrs. Gene Harchelroad enplaned from Denver to Houston, Texas, to visit their daughter, Debra, and Jim Kemp and new grandson, Phillip Scott on the 11th.

Wilma and Lynn Keiser attended the centennial barbecue and melodrama at Stratton Saturday.

Elmer Lewis celebrated his 94th birthday with family over the weekend. Kenneth and Joan Lewis and Troy of Cambridge were Friday dinner guests, Saturday he and Vic and Reva Wicke were supper guests of Lois and Worth Kanost with John and Francis Lewis and Connie and Duane Barnes joining them for cake and ice cream and Sunday guests were Vera and Dick Remington, Lorene Greeley and Reva and Vic Wicke.

Mr. and Mrs. Johnny Sailors returned home after spending two weeks vacationing in the Lake Erie, Niagara Falls, Pennsylvania and Atlantic City, N.J. area.

The Nazarene Church congregation enjoyed a pot luck in the home of Ron and Joyce Bley as a farewell for Paula Luce and daughters who have been guests of parents Bonnie and Paul Yost, and are leaving for their home in Germany.

Precip for the week: .54 of an inch; for 1986:16.48 inches.

Grain markets: wheat-2.02/bu.; corn-1.43/bu.; milo-2.25/cwt; soybeans-4.35/bu.

50 years ago this week

Sept. 28, 1961

Mr. and Mrs. Omer Stretch, Mr. and Mrs. Bill Kennedy and Dennis and Mr. and Mrs. Gordon Prior and children attended birthday dinner honoring Charles Bennet on his 91st birthday at Alma.

Mr. and Mrs. Bill Hellman of Newark, N.J. were houseguests in the Henry Haarberg home Tuesday to Thursday. A basket dinner was held in their honor on Tuesday with relatives present.

Howard Gibbons and Gary spent Thursday to Sunday in Omaha at the Ak-Sar-Ben where they were showing some livestock. Enroute home they visited Craig at the University of Nebraska.

Mr. and Mrs. James Harrison went to Mitchell Saturday where they helped Rev. and Mrs. Vernon Hunt and family move to Cheyenne, Wyo.

Mrs. Dick Hahn and son Mitchell Dean of Salmon, Id., came Thursday for a 10-day with her mother, Mrs. Will Wach, and other relatives.

Precip for the week: .91 of an inch; for the year: 15.97 inches.

75 years ago this week

Sept. 16, 1936

Moving Highway No. 6 from Main Street to one block west to Arapahoe street has already begun with two culverts constructed and a new storm sewer under construction.

Fred Walker of Palisade became the new owner of the South Side Grocery, owned by Stinnette, and will take possession Sept. 28.

The new furnace was installed at the Methodist Church.

Mr. and Mrs. D.C. Harvey and Rodney went to Grand Island Saturday where Mr. Harvey was a delegate to the Methodist conference. Mrs. Harvey and Rodney visited her brother and family.

B. E. Maxfield and son Raymond attended the Nebraska Methodist church conference in Grand Island.

Local Markets: wheat-1.02; corn-1.00; eggs-.16; cream-.30.

100 years ago this week

September 28, 1911

Palisade expects to have their electric lights going Saturday eve. They have been quite awhile getting in the system, but it undoubtedly will be an up-to-date system as it is owned by F.C. Krotter and he always does things right.

The rural free delivery route No. 2 starts Tuesday. This is the south route.

The ball game at Pflums Saturday was very well attended and the Enders band furnished some fine music.

Dora Steinbeck spent Wednesday and Thursday with Minnie Bischoff.

John Terry and family visited Saturday and Sunday at Geo. Smith’s.

C. E. Harte and family visited last Saturday at Steve Moody’s on the Stinking water.


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