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Thursday, 11 November 2010 18:34

10 years ago this week

Nov. 9, 2000

A Halloween twister in Hayes County is believed to have destroyed a garage at the Iris Large farm, a calving shed and a large tree at the Ron and Jean Wach farm and several trees northeast of Wauneta.

Edith Gloy and Leona Littlejohn brought a birthday cake to Verna Anderson to help her celebrate her birthday on Wednesday. Thursday Diana Doetker, Carolyn Anderson, and Doretta Anderson took Verna to McCook for lunch on Thursday for her birthday.

Billy and Beth Smith returned home from the Big Ten Conference for the Veterans of Foreign Wars in Columbus, Ohio. They also visited Erie, Pa., Buffalo, N.Y., Niagara Falls and Jean and Ted Tuke and family in Rochester, N.Y.

Sunday evening Rod and Joy Wheeler hosted a hayrack and polish sausage barbecue for the Hamlet Church group.

Five Broncos received All-District recognition including Sam Kramer-offensive line; Eric Padilla-kick receiving specialist and honorable mention offense, Justin Baker-defensive line, Steven Humphrey-defensive linebacker and DeWayne Baker-honorable mention defensive team.

The Wauneta boy scouts from the Wolf Cubs, Bears and Webelos planted three trees with the help of their parents and leaders on the south edge of the park. Cost of the trees from $20 to $60 each was paid with money from Boy Scout fundraising activities such as their annual popcorn sales.

Precip for the week: .84 of an inch; for the year: 16.74 inches. High for the week: 69° on Oct. 31, Nov. 1 and Nov. 5; low: 28° on Nov. 5.

25 years ago this week

November 14, 1985

Eleven local Brownies received first-year membership stars at a rededication ceremony Nov. 7 which marked the success in getting a Girl Scout program started again in Wauneta. Brownies included Libby Lytle, Shauna Bardsley, Kelly McConnell, Cindy Snyder, Jennifer Maddux, Tami and Ane Sandman, Becky Bley, Rosalind Mintling, Raenelle Walgren and Diane Lucas. Co-leaders are Susan McConnell and Kathy Tubbs.

Mr. and Mrs. George Oberhuber and Mr. and Mrs. Ken Thieson were Nov. 2 weekend guests of Mr. and Mrs. Dick Nordhausen and spent several days pheasant hunting before returning to Grants, N.M.

Wishing Mrs. Orley Troxel happy birthday last Wednesday were Ruby Anderson, Dorothy Baumfalk, June McCallum, Ruby Ham, Mary Ellen Fanning, Sophia Nordhausen and Joan Liebig. Her daughter, Mrs. Norma Bodeman, served cake and ice cream.

Brenda Pfeiffer and Gretchen of Omaha were weekend guests of Mr. and Mrs. Vic Haarberg. The Jon Haarberg family were Sunday dinner guests.

John Oliver, formerly of Wauneta, was honored with at a retirement party at the Elks Club in Scottsbluff after serving 30 years with the state patrol. Among those attending the dinner and dance were his mother, Grace Oliver, his four children, J.D. Oliver, Rene Keller, Cecilia and Jimmy Oliver and brother, Jim Oliver. One guest of interest was Patrolman Harold Moon of Lincoln, a former Waunetan, who together with John took their examinations for the patrol together.

Precip for the week and November: .12 of an inch; for 1985: 15.91 inches.

Grain Markets: wheat-2.87/bu.; corn-2.20/bu.; milo-3.15/cwt; soybeans-4.59/bu.

50 years ago this week

November 10, 1960

Three Wauneta High School students have been selected to attend the State Music Clinic in North Platte. They are Elaine Anderson in the band clinic and Jaunetta Sailors and Stuart Kitt in the vocal clinic.

State Jaycee President Bill Barrett of Lexington was a Thursday overnight guest in the Robert Walgren home.

Mrs. Fred Heldenbrand and Mrs. Wendall Polly entertained 39 boys and girls at a skating party Saturday evening at the Krausnick building in honor of their sons, Tommy Heldenbrand and Donnie Polly on their birthdays.

Mrs. Lucy Grose of Turlock, Calif., and Mr. and Mrs. Crandall Taylor were Monday evening supper guests in the Bill Grose home.

Sunday dinner guests of Mr. and Mrs. Lee Kitt were Mr. and Mrs. Emerson Schwenk and Rhonda and Mr. and Mrs. Neil Kitt and family.

75 years ago this week

November 6, 1935

Federal reports show that farm wages in Nebraska have risen to the highest October point since 1932. The average farm wage in this state is shown as $23 a month with board and $32.25 without board, compared with $18.75 and $26.50 of last year.

Mr. and Mrs. Ray Kitt, accompanied by Mr. and Mrs. E. G. Seward and Mrs. Fletcher of Imperial on a three week trip through Illinois, Iowa and eastern Nebraska, returning last Friday.

E. E. Porter and daughter Lucille were Sunday guests of Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Hardy.

Mr. and Mrs. E. E. Olmsted accompanied by Mr. and Mrs. Fred Wacker and sons of Culbertson left Saturday forenoon for Lake Worth, Fla., where they will spend the winter.

100 years ago this week

November 10, 1910

The school board will put in the 4th teacher as soon as the room can be fixed up, which will be in a short time.

S. B. Walker took the Wauneta precinct election returns to Imperial on Wednesday.

Minnie Bischoff and Hilda Seward called on Mrs. Jennie Walker Wednesday p.m.

Quite a number of the Mt. Zion people met at the parsonage Monday night and surprised Rev. Andres and family. Each family took them a chicken to give them a start on their flock. Everyone had a good time.

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Thursday, 04 November 2010 15:11

10 years ago this week

Nov. 2, 2000

The Wauneta Public Library held their second annual Halloween Bash on Friday with 20 kids participating in the costume contest. Each received a trick or treat bag and other prizes were awarded.

Charlene Pursley, Taya Northrup, Shay and Paige of Stoneham, Colo., Julie Stahr of Lincoln, Becky Erickson and Teresa Glenn, both of Omaha, met in Kearney to spend the weekend.

Elmer and Edna Keiser and Rich, Janet and Brennan Keiser went to Yuma, Colo., where they helped to host the 100th birthday celebration for their mother and grandmother, Harriett Legg. Relatives were present from California, Kentucky, Colorado and Nebraska.

The Muths sisters, Lola, Lucille, Mary, Delores and Betty, took their sister trip last week, going to Eureka Springs, Ark., attending the War Eagle 48th arts and craft fair, visited the Thorn Crown Chapel, an Ozark Mountain Hoedown Music Theatre and several shows in Branson, Mo.

Jo and Ron Hill, Greg and Kurt Hill and Brad Golter of Longmont, Colo., were weekend guests of Nancy Williams. The young men went hunting and all visited Ann Einspahr at Heritage.

Charles Ingold and Verna Cope spent Sunday in Wauneta helping their mother, Dorothy Ingold, observe her 91st birthday. They were joined by several relatives at dinner at the Triple L Cafe.

Precip for the week: 3.06 inches; for 2000: 15.90. High for the week: 70° on Oct. 26; low: 45° on Oct. 23, 25, 26, and 29.

25 years ago this week

November 7, 1985

Scott Todd, 10, was presented his God and Family award at the United Methodist Church service Sunday. He began work a year ago to achieve the award.

Confirmation was held Sunday at the Palisade Catholic Church for Dianne Howard, Bethany Monnahan, Heidi Vrbas, Jeremy Blomstedt and Jess Wolf.

Guests in the Stan Yost home over the weekend were Stan and Shirley Tyler, Matt Rigoni and Bob Woodford, all of Florida, Joe McCulley and Gary and Tom Bush of Denver. The group has been here the past 16 years for pheasant hunting.

Mr. and Mrs. Glen Christensen were Friday overnight guests of Mr. and Mrs. Alvin Christensen to visit their four grandchildren who were all home for the weekend.

Five students from Gary Goodchuck’s American Government and Contemporary History classes attended the Nebraska Model United Nations Conference in Lincoln Nov. 1-2. Students included Deb McGregor, Elizabeth Lines, Joni Travis, Kris Polly and Mark Decker.

The Wauneta Bronco Volleyball girls defeated Wheatland to win the Southern Frontier Conference championship and went on to defeat Culbertson and Hayes Center to win subdistricts. Districts will be in held at North Platte next Friday.

50 years ago this week

November 3, 1960

Bob Egle has been re-elected to a second term as president of the Nebraska Quarterhorse Association.

The Mt. Zion men served a very nice pheasant supper to their families at the church parlors Monday night.

Guests in the Art Newman home Tuesday and Wednesday were Joe Ross, Joe Kreiger, Seth Hundart, John Barbre and Joe Barbre of Tulsa, Okla. Mr. Krieger is a TV sportscaster in Oklahoma City and took movies of the landscape and hunting in the area for a 30 minute show. The group plans to return when there is some snow.

Friday evening neighbors of Mr. and Mrs. Walter Ruettimann gave them a farewell surprise party before they moved Saturday to their new home in Hamlet. Grandmother’s Circle met Friday afternoon in the home of Mrs. Grace Walling with Mrs. Frank Lee as co-hostess.

75 years ago this week

October 30, 1935

Funds have been allotted for a work project in Chase County. Sixteen men will be employed for two months replacing the Frenchman River bridge in east Wauneta at a cost of $2,489 federal funds and $3,679 sponsor’s contribution.

Two Wauneta ladies, Misses Pearl Smith and Rosa Handel who are teaching in a Deaconess school in Helena, Mont., were in the earthquake that damaged much in Helena. A telegram from the ladies reported they and the 60 children were safe but the buildings were wrecked.

A good dinner for 25¢ at the Masonic Hall, Nov. 2, 11 a.m.

Elmer Pribbeno is installing a wind electric power at his ranch which will add a great improvement to his farm.

Mr. and Mrs. Dan Egle and family, Gwendolyn Carpenter and Irene Baumfalk were Sunday dinner guests of Mr. and Mrs. Sam Gauger.

Ed Denker and family, Viola and Otto Nordhausen left last Monday for Woodcliff, N.J., where they will spend the winter.

100 years ago this week

November 3, 1910

A basket supper was given at the Ash school house Friday evening with $36 raised from the sale of the baskets to be used to purchase an organ and to replace a window light someone broke out.

C. E. Johnston is putting in a system of water works for Geo. Smith out on his farm. He has put up a large tank, laid pipes, attached a number of hydrants and put in a bath outfit. There is no reason why every farmer should not do likewise. The cost is nothing compared with the pleasure and benefit it affords.

M. M. Christner and wife left for their new home in Springfield, Mo.

Henry Greim, the democratic candidate for county commissioner, was in town Friday fixing up political fences.



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Thursday, 28 October 2010 15:26

10 years ago this week

Oct. 26, 2000

Sharon Walgren, Jamie Walgren, Phyllis Nordhausen and Lucille McBride attended the concert by the University of Nebraska Scarlet & Cream singers and dancers Sunday afternoon.

Shelly and Randy Yoder and Ken and Cleophia Denker went to Hastings Monday to watch Beau Yoder’s junior varsity football team of Doane play Hastings College.

Wesley and Marjorie Wheeler and Ray and Donna Swanson visited Jerry and Donna Swanson at Loveland, Colo., The six drove through Rocky Mountain National Park to see the herds of elk that are plentiful to see this time of year.

Norma and Gerold Bodeman returned home Wednesday from El Paso, Texas, where they had attended the 65th wedding anniversary celebration for Elburn and Fern McClatchey.

Esther Einspahr returned from a 10-day visit with Bev and Mike Howard, Jeffrey and Zachary at Portales, N.M. They attended one of Mike’s college football games where he serves as coach and also the boys’ activities.

Precip for the week: 1.16 inches; for the year: 12.84 inches. High for the week: 81° on Oct. 18; low: 35° on Oct. 17.

25 years ago this week

October 31, 1985

Members of Wauneta’s marching band attended the Air Force Band Day at the academy in Colorado Springs over the weekend, leaving Wauneta at midnight and arriving around 8 a.m. They practiced with other bands for about 2 hours and performed at half time at the game. They returned home on Sunday. Mr. and Mrs. James Harrison observed their 60th anniversary at an open house Oct. 26 at the Masonic Hall, hosted by their daughters, Leona Hunt, Florence Hegwood, Lois Bley and Beulah Harris and families.

Eddie Wilcox and Faye Hanna had a coffee for Myrtle Hoff in her home with a few friends there to wish her a happy 88th birthday, the 27th.

Joel Travis, son of Mr. and Mrs. Ted Travis, was crowned homecoming king at Wesleyan College at their football game last Saturday. Among those present at the festivities were Dick Travis, Brian Harchelroad, Joel Steinert and Lonnie Lewis.

Mr. and Mrs. Don Meyers and Mr. and Mrs. Ron Randall of Ogallala returned home from a 10-day vacation in Arkansas sightseeing and visiting relatives of the ladies who are sisters.

No precip for the week; for October: 1.21 of an inch; for 1985: 15.74 inches.

Grain Markets: wheat-2.74/bu.; corn-2.15/bu.; milo-3.15/cwt; Soybeans-4.43/bu.

50 years ago this week

October 27, 1960

Mr. and Mrs. Walter Wheeler left Tuesday by train from McCook for Marysville, Calif., for an extended visit with their son, Dr. and Mrs. Carroll Wheeler and family.

Mr. and Mrs. Hugh McCallum observed their 57th anniversary on Oct. 21. They were guests of honor at a dinner Sunday at the home of their granddaughter, Mr. and Mrs. Dick Cowles and daughters. Other guests were June McCallum and Clinton McCallum.

Mrs. Forest Hanna, Mrs. Edith Krausnick and Mrs. Bernice Hohl returned Saturday from the Rebekah Assembly at Fremont. On the way home they toured Pioneer Village at Minden.

Mr. and Mrs. Fritz Neibuhr and family of Greeley and his brother who has recently come over from Germany were Friday overnight and Saturday guests in the Fred Nordhausen home.

Mr. and Mrs. Jack Maddux, Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Fanning and Gene Harchelroad spent the weekend in Boulder, Colo., attending the football game. Also attending the game were Mr. and Mrs. Gene Justice, Mr. and Mrs. Homer Hoff and Mr. and Mrs. Wilbur Larson.

Palisade homecoming king and queen were Virgil McClatchey and Carol Phares. Attendants included: freshmen-Pamra Mintling and Bill Carter; sophomore-Sonyi Main and Robert Strayer; junior-Judy Baxter and Jerry Krotter; senior-Gloria Nelson and R.J. Troutman; honor attendants-Janice Black and Gary Malone.

75 years ago this week

October 23, 1935

Monday evening 16 friends of Mr. and Mrs. Arch Counce surprised them at their home in honor of their crystal anniversary. A pheasant supper was served at four tables, two wedding cakes finished the meal.

Mr. and Mrs. Howard Stinnette were Sunday dinner guests of Mr. and Mrs. Harold Robb.

Mr. and Mrs. Wiley Green of North Platte spent part of last week in the J. W. Green home.

A surprise birthday party was given in honor of Mrs. John Green Saturday night, it being her birthday. A large crowd was present, a very enjoyable evening was spent and a nice lunch was served.

100 year ago this week

October 27, 1910

Wauneta had its first fire in the business section in its history Sunday night. The fire was discovered in the rear end of the store building occupied by W W. Bell. The building was badly damaged and much of the merchandise was ruined by fire and water. If not for the fire laddies and the water works system frame buildings on both sides would have been lost.

Miss Maggie Heye is staying with Mrs. Anna Kitt while Will is gone and Miss Steena Johnson is staying with Mrs. Wallace Hartzer.

Flora Hanna is now teaching in their school as Greta Grosbach has given up the same.

Mr. Krausnick called at N. Trembleys Sunday afternoon.

St. C. Stock is building a garage for his auto.

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Thursday, 21 October 2010 15:30

10 years ago this week

Oct. 19, 2000

Several commendations were made during the annual meeting of the Wauneta Oil Cooperative Company Saturday held at the Legion Hall. Special recognition was given to former manager Richard Greeley and past manager Ted Anderson and recognition in memory of Jim Huser for more than three decades of loyal service, presented to his widow, Jan Huser.

Alan Brown of Ogallala, Annabel Pump, Linda Churda and grandson of Lincoln, Margaret Greeley and Delpha Nordhausen flew to Spokane, Wash., visiting in the home of Ray and Ailene Brown. Joining them were Marlene Gardner of Salem, Ore., and Nell and Everett Terry of Placid, Fla.

Gene Haarberg of Imperial was awarded the Nebraska Distinguished Service Award in agriculture at the Nebraska Association of Resources Districts legislative conference in Kearney Sept. 25.

Family, sisters and friends helped Gene and Wilva Harchelroad observe their 50th anniversary Saturday, evening Oct. 7 at a dinner held at the Copper Mill in McCook.

Lucille and Tom Klima and Sheila and Dennis Pfeiffer were Sunday dinner guests of Darrel and Sharla Klima, Matt, Marc and Brett to help Matt celebrate his birthday.

Elaine Skiles of McCook and Letha Sailors enplaned from Omaha to Boston a week ago Sunday and toured the historical sights there, travelling on to New York City and Maine.

Russel and Elizabeth Schmidt and family of Wichita, Kan., Charles Christner of Garden City, Kan., and Steve and Vicki Christner and family helped Bill and Charlotte Christner observe their 40th anniversary Sunday.

No Precip. High for the week: 78° on Oct. 12; low: 28° on Oct. 9 and 10.

25 years ago this week

October 24, 1985

An information luncheon was held Wednesday at the Legion Hall on the possibility of establishing a nutrition site in Wauneta.

Trent Minneman was one of two Nebraska 4-Hers selected to attend the inaugural conference at the National 4-H Center, Washington D.C. on Oct. 13-15.

Mr. and Mrs. Steve Noble and sons visited his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Earvin Noble at Albion. While there observed Cody’s second birthday (Oct. 20) and the 80th birthday of his Grandpa Williams (Oct. 21).

Don and Bonnie (Crosson) Majors were honored as a Nebraska Pioneer Farm family and presented an engraved plaque and framed certificate at the Dundy County Fair in August as one of the families who have owned the same farm in Nebraska for 100 years or more. The Crosson-Majors homestead was acquired in 1885.

Mr. and Mrs. Ray Hamilton and Mr. and Mrs. Orval Hamilton had supper in Imperial Saturday night in honor of Orval’s birthday on the 18th and Lela’s on the 20th.

Mr. and Mrs. Ervin Bley left for Oklahoma Oct. 1 to visit their children, returning on the 17th.

Precip for the week: .62 of an inch; for October: 1.21 inches; for 1985: 15.74 inches.

Grain Markets: wheat-2.75/bu.; corn-2.16/bu.; milo-3.20/cwt.; soybeans-4.47/bu.

50 years ago this week

October 20, 1960

Thirteen Wauneta Scouts took first place at the Camporee at Oak Canyon, 25 miles southwest of Culbertson.Placings were based on points for scouting skills. Scouts included Larry Kitt, Orville Erickson, Raymond Lines, Mike Ough, Dick Buffington, Gerald Legg, Jack Legg, Eddie Arenz, Neil Christensen, Marlus Prior, John Kitt, Raymond Gunderson and Douglas McCallum. Fred Heldenbrand is scoutmaster and Larry Morgan, assistant. Junior Ough sponsored the kids on the trip.

The FFA Slave Auction was a success with 34 slaves sold for a total of $277, for an average of $8.26 each. Royce Bernard was the high individual, being sold to Dick Nordhausen.

Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Brunkhorst, Mr. and Mrs. Ivan Brunkhorst and Mrs. Herb Busking and Joyce drove to Athol, Kan., to attend the 50th anniversary of Mr. and Mrs. Bill Kuhlman.

Mrs. Walter Keating, Mrs. Stanton Troutman, Mrs. I.O. Premer and Mrs. I.P. Lamb attended the Flower Show School No. 4 at Benkelman.

Mrs. Frank Novacek, Mrs.Glen Christensen and Mrs. Grace Oliver returned home Tuesday from a visit with a niece and family, Mr. and Mrs. John Howie and family at West Lafayette, Ind.

Precip for the week: 1.28 inches. High: 81° on Oct. 12; low: 32° on Oct. 16.

75 years ago this week

October 16, 1935

Mrs. Sam Rowley invited a few ladies to finish up her butterfly quilt. All had a nice time and a nice dinner was served at noon.

A party was given at the Steve Hayward home Friday night in honor of Madelyn and Ethel for the young people. Thirty-two young folks were present and the evening was spent playing games.

Little Miss Ethel Zarecor entertained several of her little friends on her seventh birthday last Thursday. A birthday cake and games were features of the party.

August Denker is having his house painted.

Mr. and Mrs. A.P. Goltl and Marlys, Kenneth McGooden and Wm. Hoback of Hayes Center left Monday forenoon for Denver to attend a meeting of Ford dealers.

100 years ago this week

October 20, 1910

Will and Johnnie Kitt, Wallace Hartzer and Will Holderly left Monday for Canada. They took the train at Stratton.

Miss Greta Grosbach is teaching the Hanna school for a month for Miss Gladys Harvey.

Miss Jennie Frazell went to Lincoln Monday to attend the Rebekah assembly as a delegate from the Wauneta lodge.

R.H. Williams left on Monday to attend the grand lodge I.O.O.F. in Lincoln.

The chicken thieves are abroad. They took from 6 to 10 one night last week. Better watch out for the thief.

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Thursday, 14 October 2010 15:09

10 years ago this week

Oct. 12, 2000

Eric Padilla and Ashli Grimes were crowned king and queen at the 2000 WPHS homecoming. Second attendants were Jeff Steckman and Larissa Ward and Clinton Barger and Sarah Harrison were first attendants. Crown bearers were Emily Johnston and Logan Bischoff.

Audra Romine, Verna Sandman and Virginia Gauger, members of the Eden Sunshine Club, were lunch guests of Jean Hardy in McCook Thursday.

Cliff and Margie Shackelford returned home after spending ten days in Virginia with Lon and Joan Shackelford and Kirsten at Charlottesville and with Margie’s granddaughter, Tara, and Dave Daly in Richmond.

Bev and Harold Maris spent Wednesday to Sunday in Omaha attending his army reunion. About 100 men, wives and other family members met at the Best Western Regency.

Renelle and Barry Mooney and Rylee spent Friday night with Loyd and Karen Christner and attended the Wauneta-Palisade football game.

Precip to date: 11.68 inches.

High for the week: 87° on Oct. 2 with Oct. 5 and 6 with highs at only 47°; low: 19° on Oct. 7.

25 years ago this week

October 10, 1985

Heidi Maxfield showed slides and spoke on her trip to Youth Congress ’85 which she attended with several area youth in Washington D.C. Her presentation followed a carry-in dinner at the Methodist Church Sunday.

Viola and Elwyn Krausnick were Sunday dinner guests in the home of Janet and Dennis Egle. Afternoon visitors for cake and ice cream in honor of Viola’s Monday birthday were Floyd and Delpha Nordhausen, Kenneth and Mervin Krausnick and Kevin and Fred and Betty Krausnick and Todd.

Mr. and Mrs. Milo Spaulding were Monday evening supper guests of Mr. and Mrs. Don Kennedy. The Spauldings were celebrating their 56th wedding anniversary.

Melissa Jo, daughter of Jim and Annette Long, was baptized at worship services at Redeemer Lutheran Church Sunday. Dinner guests of the Longs following the service were grandparents Donnie and Viola Castens and Violet and Wendell Long and about 20 friends and other relatives.

Visitors of Beth Harchelroad at Heritage Saturday were June McCallum, Elsie Counce, Ruby Jones, Dorothy Baumfalk, Bernice Hohl and Ruby Anderson, taking cookies and enjoying a visit in honor of Beth’s 87th birthday on the 14th and Nellie DeHart who had joined the group and would celebrate her 98th birthday on the 15th.

Glenn and Ora Ruettimann accompanied Ed, Jo and Courtney Arenz to Denver Saturday to meet Jami Arenz who was returning from a three-week trip to Cairnes, Brisbone and Sidney, Australia and other points of interest, accompanied by her grandmother, Esther Arenz, of Pasadena, Calif.

Julie Maris and friend Dan were weekend guests in the Leland Maris home. She came to surprise her brother, Michael, and to attend the Stratton High School homecoming festivities where Michael was crowned king. Others from the Eden Community as part of the homecoming royalty were Michael Egle, junior class attendant and Jasen Littrel, freshman attendant.

Precip for the week: .52 of an inch, for October: .59 of an inch; for 1985: 15.12 inches.

Grain Markets: wheat-2.68/bu.; corn-2.18/bu.; milo-3.20/cwt; soybeans-4.46/bu.

50 years ago this week

October 13, 1960

The Palisade Soil and Water Conservation District chose Mr. and Mrs. Jason Christner as the 1960 honor family. An aerial color picture was awarded to Mr. Christner at the convention held in Fremont.

Mrs. Minnie Christner celebrated her 85th birthday Sunday with all her children present. The group attended church together, followed by a dinner in the home of Mrs. Eva Stinnette with over 25 present. Birthday cake and coffee were served to many guests in Mrs. Christner’s home that afternoon.

Mr. and Mrs. Jim Huser, Mr. and Mrs. John Simon and boys and Mary Handel and Kenneth Handel, both of McCook, were at the Paul Meints home to help Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Handel of McCook celebrate their 39th wedding anniversary.

Mr. and Mrs. Jim Arenz and family spent the weekend in Denver as guests of Mr. and Mrs. Joe Smukler and family.

75 years ago this week

October 9, 1935

A large crowd gathered at the Methodist Church Wednesday evening to honor the new pastor, Rev. O. A. Fortune and family. A covered dish supper was served, followed by a program of music and readings.

Miss May Bartholomew of Lebanon is spending the week with her sister, Mrs. Walter Pennington.

Sixty friends and neighbors surprised Harry Colson by gathering at his home Wednesday evening for an ice cream supper.

Mr. and Mrs. Fred Nordhausen and Viola were McCook visitors Thursday and Mrs. Lee Kitt and daughter Phyllis were McCook visitors Saturday.

Local Markets: wheat-1.01; corn-.70; eggs-.23; cream-.25; heavy hens-.13; light hens-.10; heavy springs-.13; light springs-.10; old cox-.05.

100 years ago this week

October 13, 1910

Our school board is thinking of putting in the 4th teacher. The people are with them and it should be done by all means.

G. W. Fielding brought us in a Yucca stem of flowers in full bloom Saturday. They never were known to bloom so late in the season before.

The band was reorganized Wednesday evening.

If the weather clerk doesn’t mind, he may open the valves and drop down a little moisture.

Mr. Morgan, the restaurant man and wife, also Lon Ditton, visited Sunday with Adamson’s.

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