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Thursday, 30 September 2010 15:21

10 years ago this week

Sept. 28, 2000

A wet snow began falling Saturday, on into Sunday, measuring 7 inches north to 2 1/2 inches south of town making this the earliest snowfall on record. Prior to this the earliest recorded snowfall was received on Sept. 29, 1985 when 5 inches was recorded.

The new field lights at Wauneta-Palisade Bronco field went up earlier in the week with SWPPD in charge of the project, assisted by Wauneta village employees.

Clinton Barger was among 34,000 students named as Commended Students in the 2001 National Merit Scholastic Program, placing in the top five percent of more than one million students in the program.

Mary Vette of Fort Wayne, Ind., spent last week with Chuck and Betty Vette. Thursday supper guests to help Chuck celebrate his birthday were Heath and Michelle Seeker, Bob and Crystal Vette and Katrina Nolan.

Sharon Travis called on Lucille McBride, Audra Romine and Ila Widger Sunday evening, taking bouquets of roses from her garden before Sunday night’s freeze.

Precip for the week: 2.08 inches, for the year: 11.68 inches. High for the week: 94° on Sept. 18; low: 30° Sept. 24.

25 years ago this week

October 3, 1985

A new kindergarten schedule is being tried this year. Half of the 23 youngsters go all day Monday and Wednesday with the other half going on Tuesday and Thursday with the whole group together on Friday.

Pastor Lisle Mewmaw was recognized for 50 years of service as a minister at Sunday’s service with special music sung in his honor and a pin presented by his wife.

Richard Fanning of Goodland, Kan., was a Wednesday supper guest of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Novacek. The Novaceks spent the weekend with Jim and Wanda Novacek in Scottsbluff and attended the dedication service of Joshua, son of Mr. and Mrs Jack Novacek, at the Bethel Baptist Church.

Marian Gibb and Alma Taylor of Helena, Mont., visited from Thursday to Monday in the Junior and Margie Kitt home. They all visited and were dinner guests of Paul and Elnora Kitt and Joan and Ervin Kitt while here.

Mr. and Mrs. Homer Hoff and Mr. and Mrs. Vearl McBride ate out on the 24th in honor of the ladies’ Wednesday birthdays, playing cards later in the Hoff home.

Don and Bonnie Majors entertained at a dinner Saturday honoring the 94th birthday of his mother, Etta Majors with family from North Platte and the Wauneta area attending.

The past weekend’s early snow brought .35 of an inch of moisture with 5 inches of snow.

Total precip for the week: .40 of an inch; for September: 1.89 inches; for 1985: 14.53 inches. Grain Markets: wheat-2.61/bu.; corn-2.25/bu.; milo-3.30/cwt; soybeans-4.56/bu.

50 years ago this week

September 29, 1960

Bill Kennedy, leader of the Elmer 4-H Club and Gary Gibbons, member of the 4-H club, won a state 4-H trip to Waterloo, Ia., to attend the national dairy Club Congress in October. They plan to go on a chartered bus leaving Lincoln on Oct. 4. This is the first time that Hayes County has had a winner to the Dairy Club Congress.

The Colorado State College Band at Greeley, Colo., will play at the football game Sunday which will be televised on ABC. Norma Gockley and Janice O’Neil are members of the band.

A few ladies surprised Mrs. Paul Applegarth Saturday in honor of her birthday. Guests included Esther McFadden, Thelma Harris, Carol Wolcott, Mrs. Harold Moon, Mrs. Burdette Melchert and Mrs. Jack Hahn.

Friday evening guests in the Don Egle home for a fish fry were Mr. and Mrs. Ellis Carpenter and Mrs. Martha Egle. Mrs. Martha Egle also spent the weekend.

Mrs. Forest Hanna, Mrs. Dean Mitchell and Mrs. Frank Clements of Imperial were Chase County delegates to the annual meeting of the Nebraska Home Extension Clubs held in McCook.

Mr. and Mrs. Ted Anderson and Cleve entertained at dinner Thursday evening honoring Mr. and Mrs. Bill Roschewski on their wedding anniversary. Other guests were Wayne and Danny Roschewski, Elaine Anderson and Harold Roschewski.

75 years ago this week

Sept. 25, 1935

Mrs. Fred Grimm and Mrs. W. C. Higley were entertained Thursday in Palisade honoring a girlhood friend of the ladies who recently returned from Washington D.C.

Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Thompson spent Sunday at Sutherland.

Bill McBride drove to Denver Tuesday. His sister, Mrs. Archie Redfield and children, will accompany him home.

The pupils at Hillcrest will have their physical tests at Wauneta Wednesday forenoon. In the afternoon they will enjoy a treat of ice cream and cake prepared by their mothers.

Local markets: wheat-.95; corn-.80; eggs-.22; cream-.22; heavy hens-.14; light hens-.13; heavy springs-.12; light springs-.11.

100 years ago this week

September 29, 1910

Our school certainly needs another teacher.

The early sown wheat is up and looking good. Farmers are putting in the largest acreage that has been sown here for many years.

The sweetest place in the country is E. L. Wiley’s molasses factory.

John Metcalf has decided to remain here and erect another house on his farm.

Stratton has voted to put in water works.

F. C. McCallum and wife left in their auto Saturday to attend the Methodist conference at North Platte.

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Thursday, 23 September 2010 15:36

10 years ago this week

Sept. 21, 2000

The Wauneta Women of Today marked their 10th year. During the past 10 years, more than 50 area women have been active in the organization with three of the founders, Mindi Dixon, Janet Keiser and Michelle Harchelroad, still active. Numerous projects have been undertaken, from the ball park concession stand and Easter egg hunt to free kids’ movie at the Chateau and community/hi-way cleanup and others.

Benefits continue from theWauneta and Palisade schools merger. The Wauneta-Palisade School District was formed in 1991 after a one-year co-op agreement between the two districts during the 1990-91 school year. Today’s junior high and senior high would find the thought of not being combined alarming.

Don and Carey Harrison and Sarah were among those who took a carry-in dinner Sunday at Imperial to the home of Cleo and Elmer Harrison to help them observe their 74th wedding anniversary.

Nona and Keith Kerchal went to the open house for the 100th birthday of Beulah Olm-sted held at the Indian Hills Manor at Ogallala Saturday afternoon.

Richard and Lois Greeley were Tuesday coffee guests of Margaret Greeley.

2000-01 W-P student council officers: Jessica Long, president elect; Eric Padilla, vice president; Krystle Christner, secretary; Jamie Harris, reported and Jeff Steckman and Justin Kerchal, student coordinators.

No precip for the week.

High of 97° recorded on Sept. 13 and 14; low of 50° on Sept. 11, 15 and 16.

25 years ago this week

September 26, 1985

Jim and Cindy Gage and Danielle and Bob and Cindy Gage, Jason and Sarah, all of Longmont, Colo., were weekend guests of Keith and Mary Gage and Michael. Other guests Sunday were Lyle and Ilo Gage of Palisade, Cliff and Velma Moody and Mr. and Mrs. Donald Day of Broken Bow, parents of Mrs. Jim Gage. Danielle, daughter of Jim and Cindy, was baptized during the service at the Methodist Church.

Aaron Paul Keiser, son of Richard and Janet Keiser, was baptized at services Sunday morning by Pastor Lavern Brack at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church. His sponsors were Rodney Keiser and Marcia Keiser. A dinner followed at noon at the church.

Lillian Walgren observed her 80th birthday Monday. Afternoon guests bringing ice cream and cake were Mabel Dicke and Dorothy Baumfalk. Lillian and Les and the Rex and Scott Walgren families were guests of Bob and Sharon Walgren Sunday evening for cake and ice cream.

Bringing cake and ice cream to help Elmer Lewis celebrate his 93rd birthday on Friday were John and Frances Lewis, Connie Barnes, Lois and Worth Kanost and Vic and Reva Wicke.

Jackie Kennedy, Lois Greeley, Ora Nordhausen, Jean Hardy, Eleanor Denker and Ramona Nordhausen went to the T-Junction for supper to celebrate September birthdays.

Tuesday overnight guests of the Lavon Haarbergs were Mr. and Mrs. Reheinart Buss of Long Beach. Mr. and Mrs. Lynn Haarberg and Theresa were supper guests.

Precip for the week: .53 of an inch; for September: 1.49 inches; for 1985: 14.18 inches.

Grain Markets: wheat-2.61/bu.; corn-2.35/bu.; milo-3.35/cwt; soybeans-4.64/bu.

50 years ago this week

September 22, 1960

From covered wagon to a jet airplane — Mrs. Della Gardner knows the transition in travel. She travelled to Hayes County from Bethany, Mo., in a covered wagon at age 13 and in July boarded a jet airliner to fly to Jackson Heights, N.Y. While in New York she visited her niece and husband, Mr. and Mrs. Roy Echdahl and her nephew and family, Mr. and Mrs. Billy Green.

Mr. and Mrs. John Green celebrated their golden wedding anniversary at an open house Sunday, Sept. 11 at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Wiley Green and John. This was the same house they were married in in 1910, the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. E. F. Wiley. They stood in the very place for their wedding ceremony as they were seated 50 years later to receive guests on their golden wedding anniversary.

Mr. and Mrs. Ed Novacek, Mrs. Jeralyn Hummel and Mindy and Jerolyn Arenz went to St. Francis, Kan., Sunday where they met the David Jesser family for a picnic.

Medames Gladys Hoff, Lois Hoff, Eddie Wilcox, Lavonna Redden, and Ethel Louch attended a Cub Scout roundtable at Culbertson Monday evening. Ivo Pennington also attended.

75 years ago this week

Sept. 18, 1935

The Wauneta schools had their first fire drill Tuesday forenoon and according to Supt. Hungate, the building was cleared in 50 seconds which is record time.

Last Wednesday, Sept. 11, was the silver wedding anniversary of Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Green. On returning from a golf game with Mr. and Mrs. F. D. Emerick at 6:30 they found a housefull of guests with tables all set for dinner for 28. The surprise was genuine.

Mrs. Eleanor Frasier, accompanied by Mrs. Nova Good of Ogallala, spent the weekend in Gothenburg at the C.R. Frasier home.

The high school faculty were guests at the C.C. Stock home Monday evening at a watermelon feed.

100 years ago this week

September 22, 1910

A fire was started in Geo. Schwenk’s pasture Tuesday p.m. from the Gangnon and Gauger engine while moving from the old M.M. Johnston place to Bob Lewis’. They had quite an exciting time for awhile fighting the fire, but the neighbors all helped with not much damage being done.

J.C. Kitt and wife, accompanied by her mother, Mrs. Mead left Monday for Elwood to remain a week. Clara has gone to stay with her sister, Mrs. Hugh McCallum, and the boys are “batching.”

J. J. Oliver, wife and James are on a visit to Ohio.

Joe Dudeck will put up an iron fence in front of his residence.

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Thursday, 16 September 2010 14:56

10 years ago this week

Sept. 14, 2000

Laura Hanson and girls and Jauna McCormic and son, all of Denver, Colo., were visitors of Letha Sailors Thursday.

Nancy Wach, Cindy McKillip and Mary Gigax took Marcia Cameron out for lunch last Thursday to celebrate her birthday.

Members of the class of “55” held a 45th year get together in Colorado Springs over the weekend. Attending were Denny and Kathy (Dybdahl) Moeller of Hardy; Jean (Thompson) Leibbrandt, North Platte; Dale Wicke, Wauneta; Doneta (Knepper) Steinert, Lincoln; Berneta (Knepper) Steinert, Wauneta and Esther (Jeffries) and Dick Bowers of Colorado Springs. Danielle (Morgan) Leibbrandt, North Platte and Jim and Mary Greeley of Colorado Springs joined them for Saturday brunch.

Relatives gathered at the home of Leta Brunkhorst Tuesday evening, Sept. 5 to celebrate her 80th birthday, enjoying ice cream and cake, visiting and taking pictures.

Sunday afternoon Byran and Deb Alberts, Autumn, Sasauna and Leiauna, Kris and Jeannie Kressin and family, Myrah Brown, Sherry Hamilton and family and Lana and Bruce Licht and family met at Camp Hayes for a Sunday School Kick-off.

Emma Albers of Dodge City, Kan., spent the weekend with Laura Buffington They also visited Leona Paustian.

Precip for the week: .58 of an inch; for 2000: 9.60 inches.

High for the week: 101° on Sept. 6; low: 48° on Sept. 9.

25 years ago this week

September 19, 1985

Surrounding area received from two to over five inches of rain, washing out terraces, filling lagoons and washing out roads.

Wauneta High School student Don Morgan was named a semi-finalist in the prestigious National Merit Scholarship competition. His score of 191, the highest score ever of a WHS student, was among the top 125 in Nebraska, qualifying him as a semi-finalist.

Five Wauneta high school students were guests at a carry-in dinner and program of the American Legion and Auxiliary who have sponsored the youth on various trips. The students who spoke of their experiences were Matt Green and Don Morgan, Boys State; Deb McGregor, Girls State; Marci McBride, junior law cadet program and Eric Broadbent, Freedoms Foundation trip to Valley Forge, Pa.

Mr. and Mrs. Riley Mintling met Dean Mintling and wife of Boulder, Colo., in Sterling Sunday for dinner and a visit.

The founders of the Thrift Shop were honored at the September meeting of the Palisade United Methodist Women. Founders include Ruth Ward, Lena Carey, Helen Egle, Betty Keating and Minnie Miller, now of Tecumseh, and Margaret Baxter who was unable to attend. The Thrift Shop doors opened on Sept. 28, 1968.

Mr. and Mrs. Darrel Decker and her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Thomas, all of Leadville, Colo., were Saturday afternoon visitors of Darrel’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. Loide Decker. They were en route to visit relatives in Indiana and Pennsylvania.

Sunday dinner guests of Jim and Anna Harrison to observe Jim’s 81st birthday were Leona and Vernon Hegwood of Scottsbluff, Florence and Milton Hegwood of Culbertson, Beulah and Keith Harris of Imperial and Lois and Raymond Bley. It was extra special to have all their daughters and husbands present.

Precip for the week: .70 of an inch; for September: .96 of an inch; for 1985: 13.60 inches.

Grain Markets: wheat-2.69/bu.; corn-2.42/bu.; milo-3.50/cwt; soybeans-4.65/bu.

50 years ago this week

September 15, 1960

Vacation Issue. License plates/names listed.

75 years ago this week

Sept. 11, 1935

Mr. and Mrs. Ted Yant, Bud and Kenneth left Wednesday, for New Castle, Wyo., where Mr. Yant has accepted a position as undertaker and clerk with the Sedwick funeral home. The Yants were feted with many farewells before they left.

Mr. and Mrs. W.C. Moon returned from a two week eastern trip, visiting in West Virginia, touring Washington D.C., and Pennsylvania, Chicago and Freeport, Ill., former home of Mrs. Moon. Mr. Moon reported that after they left Nebraska all roads of their travel were paved except for four miles.

Mr. and Mrs. Fred Harrison and daughter Wilma visited at Mrs. Harrison’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. Ed Miles.

Mrs. John Green and Mrs. Eugene Redfield assisted Mrs. Dean McManigal can peaches Friday.

School activities are scheduled. Wauneta football fans will have the opportunity to witness the finest football game in years on the home field Sept. 20 when the Broncs, Frenchman Valley champions last year, meet the Red Devils of Oberlin, Kan. Season football tickets for home games (3 games) will be 75 cents for adults, 50 cents for high school and the grades 25 cents. Single games prices: adults: 35¢, Oberlin game, 25¢ Benkelman, Trenton games; high school: 25¢ for first game and 20¢ for other two; grades: 15¢ and 10¢.

100 years ago this week

September 15, 1910

Congressman Norris went through Wauneta Monday en route from Grant to McCook.

Our cemetery is a disgrace to a civilized community, let us make it look more like a place of peace and rest than a deserted jungle.

E. Wiley is now prepared to make your molasses.

H. Curry is boarding with E. Moody on the narrow divide while he is erecting a school house on the creek which is to take the place of the sod one.

R. E. Gibson is building a cement ice house back of his residence.



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Thursday, 09 September 2010 15:12

10 years ago this week

Sept. 7, 2000

Ilo and Wayne Mosiman and Lonnie and Susan Mosiman and girls of Valley Center, Kan., spent Saturday to Monday with Leland and Sharon Maris and all attended the Maris family reunion at Trenton on Saturday. Michael and Kim Maris and girls, Marvin and Mary Emma Maris and Orpha and Devon Maris joined them for dinner Sunday.

Dwaune and DeVeta Redfield and Bill and Mae Line were Thursday supper guests of Bob and Norma Thomas and Helen Lorance, all of Stratton. The occasion was the 96th birthday of Helen.

Family members returned home to Wauneta to help Alvin Knepper observe his 95th birthday which was Sept. 2 on Sunday with dinner, birthday cake and homemade ice cream. Family included Jim and Shirley Pamp, Kirsten Pamp, Steve Pamp, all of Colorado; Doneta Steinert of Lincoln, Eldon and Paula Knepper of Holdrege, Dan Steinert of Hayes Center and Berneta Steinert. Joel Steinert of Logan, Utah, had been a visitor the week before.

Beverly Dinnel hosted a salad luncheon Thursday for the ladies from the Imperial TOPS group in honor of friend and fellow member Agatha Brandt who is moving to Texas.

Lynn and Darlene Haarberg spent the weekend in Lincoln with Theresa Haarberg. Other guests were Edwin Haarberg of Villa Park, Calif., and Lorris and Ruth Haarberg of Arapahoe. All attended the football game and state fair.

Belinda and Brad Hayes of Littleton, Colo., visited grandmother Ruby Anderson Saturday to Monday.

Precip for the week: .35 of an inch; for 2000: 9.02 inches.

High for the week: 100° on Aug. 28; low: 57° on Aug. 31.

25 years ago this week

September 12, 1985

Frank Stute uses a little old fashioned “horse power” to cut and rake his 25 acres of alfalfa and grass when using a pair of draft horses, Kit and Kate. He grew up working with horses until 1941 when they purchased their first tractor. His hobby now includes 16 horses and five spring colts, among them a Belgian stallion and a Perchian stallion.

Janice and Doug Allen and family were Saturday evening visitors of Jack and Verna Sandman, wishing them a “Happy Grandparents Day.”

Supper guests of Vic and Kathleen Haarberg were the Jon Haarberg family, Bob and Pat Kenney of Fort Collins, Colo., and Kathleen’s mother, Ethel Grint of McCook, whose birthday they were celebrating.

Julie Johnson of Seattle, Wash., and Jane Johnson of Omaha spent the weekend with parents Betty and Charlie Johnson. Dave, Lori and Chase Johnson were Thursday supper guests to enjoy a fresh silver salmon dinner, prepared by Julie. The fish was sent with her by a friend who fishes in the Pacific Ocean.

Gabi Reiners who spent the past five weeks in the Don Leonard home, returned to her home in Essen, West Germany Thursday.

Evelyn and Don Kanost of Broomfield, Colo., and daughter and husband Sheryl and Steve Madsen and Shayla Rene were weekend guests of Leslie and Lillian Walgren. Saturday a dinner was held for all family members.

Precip for the week and September: .26 of an inch; for 1985: 12.9 inches.

Grain Markets: wheat-2.63/bu.; corn-2.45/bu.; milo-3.60/cwt.; soybeans-4.63/bu.

50 years ago this week

September 8, 1960

Hamlet School started Aug. 29 with 34 students.

Palisade schools opened Monday, Sept. 5 with 220 students — 65 in high school and 155 in the elementary grades.

Karrol and Jerolyn Kitt and Connie Dicke were one of six purple ribbons winners in the small group competition of the 4-H song contest at the state fair.

Norma Gockley planned to arrive home Wednesday morning from Washington D.C. where she was employed this summer.

Misses Joan Brunkhorst and Bonnie Wicke were guests of honor at a roller skating party held at the Krausnick building Wednesday evening to celebrate their birthdays. Their mothers served cupcakes, ice cream bars and punch at the close of the evening.

75 years ago this week

Sept. 4, 1935

School started with a big enrollment — 137 in high school and 130 in grade school.

Thirty-five men reported to Coach Frank Smith for football practice. First game is Sept. 20 at Wauneta under the lights against Oberlin, Kan.

The mercury dropped to 52° several times during the week. Coal dealers are having a flourishing business and strawhats are being carefully laid away.

Thursday night under the lights the Kitts will cross bats with the Petschs.

Mr. and Mrs. C. E. Schultz of Lincoln, E. E. Porter and Lucille were dinner guests of Mr. and Mrs. E. A. Nowka Sunday evening.

Otto Gestring and family visited at the Dick Haarberg home Sunday.

Local markets: cream-.21; heavy hens-.14; light hens-12; heavy springs-.15; light springs-.12; eggs-.19; wheat-.87.

100 years ago this week

September 8, 1910

Good rain Saturday night, a whooping big one Sunday.

John Hine of Blanche brought in the largest cabbage head of the season - 15 1/2 lbs. It was on exhibition in McCallum’s window this week.

Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Walker, Hilda and Herbert Seward and Clara Kitt spent Sunday at Bischoff’s.

W. H. Winkelman and family arrived overland from Smith County, Kansas on Tuesday. He owns the Andy Martin quarter near the S. B. Walker farm and will erect a house 32x33.

Carl Selby and wife, Cliff Hart and family, Pearly Briston and family, Robert Lewis and family, C. A. Nesmith and family, Mrs. M. W. Nesmith, Mrs. Bertha Smith and children were all at Jas. Nesmith’s Sunday p.m. besides several young men to eat watermelons.

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Thursday, 02 September 2010 15:06

10 years ago this week

Aug. 31, 2000

Teachers and students returned to the classrooms on Aug. 22 with the daily schedule being shortened to 1:10 p.m. due to the high temperatures. Enrollment of K thru 12 totalled 304, last year’s was 317 and 1998 there were 313. Largest class is the freshmen class with 31, the smallest is the kindergarten class with 19. New teachers are Melissa Duvel and Tamara Klock.

John and Elizabeth Bornman of Champion spent a couple of days with Joan and Wayne Daniel while waiting to move into their new house.

Roger and Sylvia Hanousek, Don and Ryan spent the weekend with Ruby Ham. Bill and Linda Ham and Kenny and Diana Ham joined them Saturday evening for a birthday supper for Kenny when Kenny and Diana were called home as the cows were out. When they arrived home the yard was full of cars and people for a surprise picnic to celebrate Kenny’s 40th birthday.

Ron and Jean Wach, Gary and Ricky Wach and family of Farnam and Jerod and Tammy Wach and boys of Ogallala attended a candlelight dinner at the Premier Estate in North Platte as guests of Anna Mae Wach.

BWTelcom purchased $3,000 worth of tickets to the Chateau Theatre to use as appreciation gifts to customers.

Brian and Michelle Harchelroad and family, Gene and Wilva Harchelroad and Dillon Harchelroad went to Arapahoe Sunday and attended the Methodist church service and dinner following, helping Bill and Sandra Williamson observe their 50th anniversary.

Precip for the week: .09 of an inch; for 2000: 8.69 inches. High for the week: 101° on Aug. 25; low: 60° on Aug. 22.

25 years ago this week

September 5, 1985

First day of school was Aug. 26. Enrollment fell by 21 students to 242 students with 165 in grades K-8 and 77 in high school.

Wednesday to Saturday was the grand opening for the Like New Shop in the Wearhouse store. The shop will carry used clothes on consignment, according to store owner Ida Bartels, enabling people to purchase good clothes at a reduced price and provide a place for people to sell clothes they no longer need.

Nellie Haarberg of Turlock, Calif., and Lucille and Ralph Burtis of Tracy, Calif., are visiting relatives and friends. A coffee was held for Nellie and Lucille by sister June Cox with 30 friends attending. Nellie also spent a few days with sister Irene and Joe Gerih.

Debra Stock returned to Kearney after visiting parents, Bill and Bernice Stock. All had visited Karen and Doug Satchell and boys at Bozeman, Mont., and spent time in Yellowstone and the Black Hills.

Jim Oliver of Ontario, Calif., son of Grace Oliver, is a regular participant in the Police Olympics in the pistol and skeet competitions and recently won a silver medal in the World Games.

Elvira Mullanix, Charlene Pursley, Hilda Nordhausen, Donna Gockley, Taya and Stacey went to Lincoln over the weekend, visiting Julie and Greg Stahr and attending the State Fair. Taya had a dress on exhibit, having won the honor through her 4-H clothing project in Dundy County.

August precip: 1.0 inches; for 1985: 10.99 inches.

Grain Markets: wheat-2.58/bu.; corn-2.45/bu.; milo-3.65/cwt; soybeans-4.62/bu.

50 years ago this week

September 1, 1960

Marshall Elby Ungles plans to enforce regulations concerning use of school driving permits. No “joy riding” is permitted and students caught will be subject to loss of the permit.

Mr. and Mrs. Leonard Gauger and family, Mr. and Mrs. Harlan Stock and girls, Mr. and Mrs. Harold Maris and boys, and Larry, Bobby and Davey Forch enjoyed a hamburger fry at Enders Lake Sunday evening.

Mrs. Martha Teply was guest of honor at a birthday dinner in her home Sunday. Attending guests were Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Johnson and family of Hayes Center and Mr. and Mrs. Frank Fanning and family.

Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Bush entertained Saturday evening at supper for Mr. and Mrs. Don Stroh and boys of Bedord, Ore., Mrs. Zumhingst of Frankfurt, Germany, mother of Mrs. Hugo Mohr, Gus Mohr, and Mr. and Mrs. Hugo Mohr and sons.

Mr. and Mrs. George Innes and Mrs. Mary Innes of Lon Marada, Calif., Mrs. W. G. Briggs of Omaha and Jim Carlson of the Naval Hospital Corp at Long Beach arrived Saturday and are houseguests of Dr. and Mrs. C. Rob’t. Carlson.

75 years ago this week

August 29, 1935

School to open Sept. 2, from 8:40 to 12 and 1 to 3 o’clock.

Rev. C. Harold Ripper and family of Winfield, Kan., visited at the Walter Wheeler home Tuesday and Wednesday. Miss Marvel who had been visiting in Kansas and eastern Nebraska returned with them.

The Girl Scouts, chaperoned by Beatrice Lewis, picnicked at Stony Point Friday afternoon.

“Tip” Ward is greeting friends and making a short visit with relatives in Wauneta.He is stationed at the Veterans Conservation Camp at Columbus.

Wiley Green of North Platte spent the weekend with parents Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Green.

Local Markets: cream-.20; eggs-.18; springs-.15; hens-.14; wheat-.88.

100 years ago this week

September 1, 1910

Frank Lapour sold his fine half section of land for $40 per acre. He expects to leave shortly to hunt up a location.

Lee Kitt took dinner with the Humphrey’s boys Sunday. They attended the baptizing in the afternoon.

Homer Grosbach has gone to Denver to work at his trade.

Our teachers are Horace Bixler, as principal, Miss Cox as intermediate, Miss Nellie Dick, primary.

Chase County Fair, Sept. 15, 16 and 17th. The train will be held at Imperial the last two days until 5 o’clock.

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