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Wednesday, 30 May 2012 20:41

10 years ago this week

June 6, 2002

Don and Jackie Kennedy were honored on their 50th anniversary by their children and grandchildren at an open house held at the Wauneta Legion Hall.

The children of Leona Gockley hosted a 90th birthday celebration at Cox’s Pond near Champion over the weekend with over 50 guests enjoying visiting, fishing, swimming and paddle boating at Champion Lake.

Les and Jan Houser and Richard Bardsley were among 12 Frenchman Valley Riders going on a Sunday run, first having breakfast at Imperial’s 12th Street Cafe, attending church in Holyoke, Colo., eating dinner in Sterling, Colo., on to Cabella’s at Sidney, then home.

Bill Jeffries and Beulah DeHart attended the 60th anniversary observance of Gervouse and Elinor Aarons in North Platte. He ran the co-op store in Wauneta 50 years ago.

Jane Dinnel returned home from a two week tour in Michigan with the singing group, “Voices of Praise.”

Coffee guests of Lois and Marlin Wine Wednesday morning were Mike and Sylvia Eagan of Portland, Ore.

Loyd and Karen Christner attended the Nebraska Department of Am-Vets in Grand Island over the weekend. Loyd was elected 2nd state vice president and Karen, 1st vice president.

Precip for the week: .15 of an inch. High for the week: 102° on May 30; low: 53° on May 28.

25 years ago this week

June 4, 1987

Work began on the gym floor with concrete being taken up, relocating water pipes that were under the concrete, then pouring a new concrete slab and laying on a new wood floor.

Doug Terry and Brenda Lacy were chosen to participate in the Junior Law Cadet program, sponsored by the Wauneta American Legion.

Four members of the Eden Sunshine Club, Jean Hardy, Virginia Gauger, Lorene Brunkhorst and Verna Sandman spent Wednesday in McCook where they ate at Mexican Lingo, visited the museum, the Country Boutique, a greenhouse and a trailer sales business.

Members of the Methodist choir, their director Mike Kitt and accompanist Peg Walgren were guests of Joan and John Green Wednesday evening to view a video tape of the choir’s presentation of the contata, “The Overcomers,” which they presented May 22. The group enjoyed tea and cake on their patio.

Herb and Eulene Busking and Floyd and Delpha Nordhausen ate at the Palisade Cafe Saturday night, celebrating both couples’ anniversaries.

Cindy Sandman, Seri, Ane, Tami and Andrew and Cindy’s mother, Ruth Madron, flew to Boise, Idaho, where they visited Donnalee Kindler and attended Greg Kindler’s graduation, then were met in Denver by Kirk and Derek where they attended the graduation of Jennifer, daughter of Cindy’s sister, Jane, and Gene Svendsen.

Peg McCallum spent a week at Randolph-Macon Women’s College at Lynchberg, Va., where she participated in their Elder Hostel program, attending classes for five days, completing three courses. She had attended college there following high school.

Precip for the week: .09 of an inch; for May: 5.83 inches.

Grain Markets: wheat-2.26/bu.; corn-1.64/bu.; milo-2.45/cwt; soybeans-4.89/bu.

50 years ago this week

June 7, 1962

The first phase of the polio immunization program using oral vaccine will be held at the high school gym on June 17, second phase on July 29 and the last on Sept. 2. Residents are asked to send a post card to their family doctor indicating the number of persons who will attend the first program.

200 people attended the alumni banquet Friday evening at the high school auditorium, honoring classes with “2”. Class of 1912 had no representatives, 1922 had two; 1932 had five; 1942 had 12; 1952 had 12 and 1962 had eight.

Don Harvey and Woodrow Moody were elected to 3-year terms on the Wauneta Rural High School board.

Twenty-five year veteran Byron H. Lady, son of Mr. and Mrs. William F. Lady of Palisade, was promoted to senior master sergeant in the United States Air Force.

Last Sunday evening a surprise housewarming was held in the Don Denker home with 11 couples present. Cards were played for entertainment.

Mr. and Mrs. Dwight Hoff and family spent Memorial Day at Lake McConaughy.

Dennis Kennedy attended the 4-H Junior Leaders conference in Curtis Thursday and Friday.

75 years ago this week

June 2, 1937

Keith McCallum and Ty Colbert drove home Sunday from Denver. Ty returned to Denver but Keith remained and will resume his duties with Dr. Rider at the new Chateau Theatre on its completion.

Arch L. Counce, Ray Scrivens and Frank Counce Jr. went on a fishing trip to Beacon Lake, north of Ogallala, catching their limit.

The dance given last Thursday evening at the Legion Hall by Henry Wicke and his new bride, the former Leah Sandman, drew a large number of well wishers.

Miss Joyce Novacek spent Saturday night with Miss Evelyn Hoff.

Local Markets: wheat-1.04; corn-1.15; barley-.70; eggs-.14; cream-.27; heavy hens-.11-.12; springs-.16-.17.

100 years ago this week

May 30, 1912

Now is the time to organize that commercial club.

The decoration day services on Thursday, the 30th, will be parade in the morning, program at 2 o’clock.

Terribly windy first few days of the week. Was a little too strong Tuesday for some of the women and children in the Calvert area to go to Wauneta to hear the McCook band.

Truman Kitt and family and Wallace Hartzer and family visited and took dinner with Ralph Gardner and wife.

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Thursday, 24 May 2012 15:09

10 years ago this week

May 30, 2002

More than 200 alumni and guests attended the celebrations and the banquet over Memorial Day weekend. Edna Christensen and Erma Kitt were present for the Class of ’32; Class of ’42 had 13 of 38 members present; Class of ’52: 23 of 40; Class of ’62: 19 of 34; Class of ’72: 14 of 29; Class of ’82: 6 of 27; Class of ’92: 11 of 26; Class of ’02: 1 of 20.

Palisade and Wauneta-Palisade teachers Tom Moss and Tom Monnahan retire as the school year ends. Moss began his career at Palisade High School in 1972 as the science teacher, moving on to Wauneta-Palisade schools with the merger. Monnahan began his teaching career in 1967 at Palisade, teaching math.

Industrial Arts fair winners: Shelby Anderson, Outstanding Project and People’s Choice award for bathroom sink and cabinet and Instructor’s Choice for corner cupboard; Kallan Kitt, first place Outstanding Construction for a wrap-around counter; Ryan McCrumb, second place outstanding project for a bookcase cabinet and Emily Humphrey, second place Outstanding Construction for a vanity dresser and stool.

Floyd and Lela Fortkamp of Santa Rosa, Calif., were guests of Violet Long Memorial weekend and visited relatives.

Lloyd and Chris Bley were in Middleburg, Pa., over the weekend to attend the high school graduation of Christina Bley. Lloyd gave the prayer at baccalaureate services at Penn’s Creek Bible School on Sunday with graduation on Monday.

Jeralyn Wine and Karen Baker were in Omaha over the weekend where Jeralyn participated in the Creighton University special olympics in two swimming events and one running event.

Precip for the week: .12 of an inch; high for the week: 90° on May 26; low: 36° on May 24, 25.

25 years ago this week

May 28, 1987

Many WHS alumni took part in weekend festivities. Beulah Hahn Olmsted was present for the class of 1917. The Class of ’27 had 8 members present; Class of ’37, 12 present; Class of ’47: 9 present; Class of ’57: 19 present; Class of ’67: 12 present; Class of ’77: 15.

Members of Kid Kangaroo Pre-School and their families and teacher, Bobbi Hefley, had a picnic at the park Thursday to finish up their school year.

Seniors of W.H.S. went to Denver, Colo., Wednesday, flying to Dallas, Texas, for their senior trip following graduation.

Henry and Eleanor Petr were honored on their 50th wedding anniversary with friends, neighbors and relatives gathering at the Legion Hall for a supper and dance.

Mr. and Mrs. Herman Bley attended an army reunion of 2nd Battalion Headquarters Company 193 at St. Louis, Mo. This was the first reunion in 42 years.

Mr. and Mrs. Reinhold Gloy attended the 40th anniversary celebration of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Knight in Ogallala Saturday and were barbecue guests of Mr. and Mrs. Ron Gloy and girls.

Teresa DeWester won the gold medal in the Class D long jump competition at the state track meet, jumping 16’11.5”. Five others qualified including Rod Haarberg in the shot and discus; Doug Terry in the pole vault; Shana Wilson in the 300 hurdles; Angi Buffington in the 100 and Derek Andrews in the high jump.

Precip for the week: 3.06 inches; for 1987: 9.53 inches.

Grain Markets: wheat-2.42/bu.; corn-1.66/bu.; milo-2.40/cwt; soybeans-4.72/bu.

50 years ago this week

May 31, 1962

American Legion Auxiliary sold 752 poppies Saturday.

Mr. and Mrs. Carl Henne and daughter moved from Mullen to Wauneta over the weekend. Mr. Henne is the new grade school principal.

Mr. and Mrs. Verne Fisher are attending the World’s Fair at Seattle, Wash.

Mrs. Carl Widger and LaVerna Fanning left Thursday for a vacation through the Black Hills, visiting Glen Widger in Montana and then attending the World’s Fair in Seattle.

Second Lt. Jonas F. Crapson spent the weekend in the home of his mother, Mrs. Ed Fanning. Mr. and Mrs. Ed Fanning, Second Lt. Crapson and Jim Crapson were Saturday supper guests in the Bill Crapson home.

.80 of an inch rain reported in Wauneta.

75 year ago this week

May 26, 1937

Work on the new Crystal Theatre is progressing rapidly with the black glass on the front now on.

A little surprise was sprung on the Wilfred Maddux family at their ranch Sunday in commemoration of their 10th anniversary. Four generations were present.

Glen Athey left for Hastings Tuesday where he will resume work on the Tri-county project.

Mrs. Glen Athey accompanied Mrs. Eleanor Frasier to Chicago. Mrs. Athey will spend several weeks visiting friends and relatives in Chicago and Wisconsin.

Guy Sims and his mother, Mrs. Alice Sims, returned from an extended trip through Florida, Texas and Washington D.C. Saturday. Jerry Von Stade accompanied them.

Mrs. Tom Stinnette visited her sister, Mrs. Cleo Fanning, Thursday.

Local Markets: cream-.20; eggs-.14; heavy hens-.11; leghorns-.08; wheat-1.15; corn-1.20.

100 years ago this week

May 23, 1912

We haven’t seen those hitching racks and scales moving yet.

A number of the town men folks were out to the cemetery Tuesday and fixed it up. Those who went deserve credit for so doing.

A very pleasant evening was spent at the home of Clara and Gordon Burham Wednesday evening by the young people of our pretty little village.

Mable McCarty stayed over Sun. night with Mrs. Olive Selby for company as Carl got home quite late from Stratton.



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Thursday, 17 May 2012 14:41

10 years ago this week

May 23, 2002

The Wauneta Senior Center launched a $95,000 renovation project to include a complete renovation of the old hardware store adjacent to the south of the Center. The Wauneta Community Foundation board of directors approved a $5,000 grant for the project and committed another $5,000 in matching funds to match additional donations.

Gene Harchelroad was honored as a 50-year General Motors dealer. General Motors representatives Larry Hite of Dallas, Texas, and Ruth Bouldes were present to recognize Harchelroad’s 50 years and presented him with a crystal trophy. Hite said this was only the third time in his 30-year career with GM that an individual dealer has reached the 50-year milestone. Harchelroad was 23 years old when his father died unexpectedly and left him at the helm. Sons Brian and Sid also are partners in the family business.

Donna Berggren and JR Crabb reigned as prom queen and king at Heritage’s prom. Prom theme was “Catch a falling star and put in your pocket.”

Eleven high school students were inducted into the National Honor Society. They include juniors Ashley Fortkamp, Jamie Harris, Mandi Janicek; sophomores Staci Alberts, Melissa Long, Ashley Kitt; freshmen Jenna Britten, Cody Egle, Janae Harris, Brad Licht and Sheridan Wright.

Boys 3200 meter relay team (Seth Alberts, Shane Gerhartz, Shawn Flaig and Kyle Hansen) took third place and the girls 1600 meter relay team (Melissa Long, Stacey Yost, Tabby Christner and Cassy Smith) placed fifth at State Track.

Jean Wach and Helena Hubbard attended the confirmation of Lyndsey Wach at the Methodist Church in Farnam Sunday.

Esther Einspahr, Millie Long, Phyllis Nordhausen and DeLores Taylor attended the quilt show at Champion Sunday afternoon.

Precip for the week: .36 of an inch; for 2002: 1.68 inches. High for the week: 84° on May 14; low: 35° on May 13.

25 years ago this week

May 21, 1987

Fourteen seniors received their diplomas Sunday during bacculaureate-commencement exercises. Joni Travis was valedictorian and Lori Maddux and Eric Broadbent, co-salutatorians.

Graduation exercises were held Sunday for six Palisade High School seniors. Jennifer Yarberry was named valedictorian and Seven French was salutatorian.

Violet Long accompanied Barney and Lola Leitner of McCook to Springfield, Mo., on the 5th where they visited Linda and Dennis Leitner, DeLynna, Matthew and Andrea and attended Dennis’ graduation from Central Bible College in Springfield.

Three youths were confirmed at Zion Lutheran Church in Imperial by Pastor Leroy Pralle. They were Theresa Haarberg, Sean Pralle and Karl Meeske.

A large crowd attended the Industrial Arts fair. Winners were Brad Yost, best project with his grandfather clock; Chad Nordhausen, best construction for a baby crib; Kim Lambert, most unique project for her one-of-a-kind mirror and also “People’s Choice.”

Peg McCallum and Emma Hoff visited Eddie Wilcox Friday to play scrabble.

Precip for the week: .53 of an inch; for 1987: 6.47 inches.

Grain Markets: wheat-2.41/bu.; corn-1.61/bu.; milo-2.40/cwt; soybeans-4.69/bu.

50 years ago this week

May 24, 1962

Brothers and sisters of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Wicke and their families were guests for a dinner at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church Sunday. An open house was held in the afternoon in honor of Mr. and Mrs. Wicke’s silver wedding anniversary.

Airman 1st Class Jim Greeley left Tuesday for Greenland where he will be stationed for a year.

Mrs. Emma Walbridge will be 101 years old May 25. She plans to spend the day quietly at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Earl Smith in Palisade, where she is presently a guest.

Mr. and Mrs. Keith Gage and family and Mr. and Mrs. Lyle Gage drove to Sterling, Colo., Sunday where they met Mr. and Mrs. Ronnie Moody and daughter and Mr. and Mrs. Clifford Moody of Denver for a picnic dinner and an afternoon of visiting.

Mr. and Mrs. Louis Blobaum observed their 54th anniversary Sunday at a dinner with family as guests.

75 years ago this week

May 19, 1937

Twenty-seven students received their diplomas at commencement exercises Thursday evening at the high school. Judy Bayard Paine, judge of the Supreme Court in Nebraska, delivered the address. Scholarships went to Bethene Wade for the highest four years average, followed by Cheston Jones, second and Leonard Kerchal, third.

Parents entertained the graduates of 1937 and the faculty at the I.O.O.F. Hall Wednesday evening following class night exercises.

H. E. Athey, Amil Hoff and F. W. Krausnick went to Denver Tuesday morning to purchase equipment for use in putting the bayou in presentable condition.

Several friends dropped in at the d’Allemand home May 6 at the evening dinner hour with the meal all prepared to remind Mrs. d’Allemand of her birthday. After the meal the evening was spent playing bridge.

Local Markets: cream-25; eggs-.14; hens-.11; fries-.17; corn-1.15; wheat-1.12.

100 years ago this week

May 16, 1912

Needed the heating stoves the last few days. Froze ice Saturday and Monday nights.

A large crowd met at the home of Ashby Morrison’s Sat. eve. Ice cream and cake were served and the guests had a great deal of fun matching bows for partners.

Cloyd and Nellie Nesmith and Mable McCarty stayed at Ashby Morrison’s Sat. night and attended the party.

Henry and Frank Petsch returned from their trip to Milford. They say the small grain crops look better here than in the center or eastern part of the state.

Mrs. Grosbach’s class had their monthly class party Wed. eve.


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Wednesday, 09 May 2012 23:38

10 years ago this week

May 16, 2002

Twenty Wauneta-Palisade seniors, the third smallest graduating class at W-P, received their diplomas at exercises May 12. Julie Long was valedictorian and Terrin Barnard, salutatorian. Chris Eberhardt of Grand Island was the keynote speaker.

Bernie Saggau was the guest speaker at the Bronco Booster athletic banquet. Tom Moss, retiring science teacher, was awarded the Faculty Booster of the Year award, Edie and Virgil Sandman were presented the Booster of the Year award for more than four decades of support of Bronco athletics. Football award winners were DeWayne Baker, Defensive Player award; Shelby Anderson, Offensive Player award and Shane Gerhartz, Leadership and Pride award.

Members of Trinity Lutheran Church in Palisade took on the project of refurbishing the band stand building at the Palisade park with replacing the broken floor, refinishing and repainting the interior and exterior, the project funded by Aid Association of Lutherans Branch 7611.

Janice Houser, Leslie Lee and Cordell and Betty Lee attended the kindergarten play, “The Ugly Duckling,” at the school Friday.

Eight ladies of the Garfield Club went to McCook Tuesday, meeting Sharon Haarberg at Schnert’s Bakery for coffee and rolls, then journeyed to Cambridge to the Cambridge Bed & Breakfast for lunch and a tour of the lovely old home.

Precip for the week: .07 of an inch; for 2002: 1.32 inches. High for the week: 92° on May 6; low: 36° on May 9.

25 years ago this week

May 14, 1987

The Wauneta FFA chapter held their annual banquet Thursday. Advisor Dan Andrews presented awards including the star greenhand to Judd Houser, star chapter farmer award to Dan Cameron and the DeKalb award to Brad Yost. Mr. and Mrs. Stan Yost, Mr. and Mrs. Tom Cameron and Mr. and Mrs. Keith Gage were named honorary chapter farmers. New officers are Chad Nordhausen, president; Derek Andrews, vice president; Jay Bartels, secretary; Phil Hartzer, treasurer; Mike Gage, reporter; Shaun O’Neil, sentinel and Matt Fekkers, parliamentarian.

Verna Sandman, Janice Allen and Jennifer attended the mother/daughter banquet at the C.F.O. Church in Imperial Wednesday evening. Iola Egle of McCook was the guest speaker.

The senior class of Palisade High, Chris Wolf, Tracy Trisdale, Seven French, Jennifer Yarberry, Michelle Rundback and Rhonda Ridlen and sponsors, Tom and Cindy Monnahan left Friday night for Sneak Day to St. Louis.

Ellen McCallum had a meeting of Girl Scout leaders, those presently serving in Wauneta and leaders of the past on Tuesday. Each leader received a carnation.

Mr. and Mrs. Jim McKinney and family spent the weekend in Dix where they visited Jim’s mother, Virginia, and he was guest speaker at the Dix High School activities banquet.

Precip for the week: .05 of an inch; for May: 2.15 inches; for 1987: 5.94 inches.

Grain Markets: wheat-2.69/bu.; corn-1.65/bu.; milo-2.45/cwt; soybeans-4.97/bu.

50 years ago this week

May 17, 1962

Twelve students will be guests of the Wauneta Commercial Club at a special dinner at the Masonic Hall Tuesday evening. The students will be recognized and rewarded for their academic achievements and will be presented a letter “W” with a Lamp of Learning pin attached. Students are Lynn Fanning, Linda Handel, Cathy Haarberg, Judy Nordhausen, Loren Nordhausen, Brice Rueter, Marcia Rueter, Ronald Prior, Joyce Daniel, Anne McCallum, Bonnie Wicke and Jerolyn Kitt.

Mrs. Chet Graves and Mrs. Doris Lapp entertained the eighth grade students and Mr. and Mrs. Darrell Cox at a breakfast Sunday morning at the Graves home.

Mr. and Mrs. Howard Bridgman were among the guests at her father’s 72nd birthday dinner at the Gordon Prior home in Wauneta Sunday. All six of Mr. Stretch’s children were present with their families.

Friday afternoon Mrs. Wendell Polly and grandchildren Rhonda and David Polly attended an operetta, “May Day for the Old Woman in the Shoe,” at Palisade which Mrs. Karl Polly’s class put on. A tea was served the mothers and guests after the program.

The FFA boys and their sponsor Gilbert Huntwork, along with the eighth grade boys as guests went camping at Medicine Creek Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. Merle O’Neil went along as sponsor.

75 years ago this week

May 12, 1937

The Wauneta Library celebrated its 14th anniversary Saturday. Members of the library board served lunch all afternoon, netting over $19.00. The cake was baked by Mrs. A. Engel and decorated by Mrs.W. C. Higley.

Mr. and Mrs. Harold Moon and children, Mr. and Mrs. Delbert Thompson and Colleen, Mr. and Mrs. Ben Trembly and Evelyn were Sunday dinner guests of Mrs. Trembly.

Mr. and Mrs. Leon Athey entertained Sunday honoring her mother, Mrs. John Hahn of Hamlet. Other guests were Mr. Hahn, Mr. and Mrs. Theo Hahn, Mr. and Mrs. Jack Hahn and Lucile Rueter.

Local markets: cream-.26; eggs. .14; wheat-1.12; corn-1.20; barley-.65.

100 years ago this week

May 9, 1912

The Village board meeting was quite lively Monday night. The board decided to take the hitching posts off of main street and also the scales. The board will make arrangements to provide a place for hitching racks to accommodate all and make it more convenient besides making the business section more sanitary.

St. Clair Stock and wife were a long time on the road home from church Sunday. The auto took a balking spell.

Little Esther Metcalf visited with her aunt Grace last week.

C. E. Johnson is out in the country putting up lightning rods.

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10 years ago this week

May 9, 2002

Approximately $4,000 in checks, earmarked for the Palisade park improvement projects, were presented to Park Board members Nada Krotter and Pearl Andrew following a dance held at Palisade Saturday night.

Stacy Yost was selected as Cornhusker Girl State representative for Willard Hansen American Legion Auxiliary Unit #304 of Wauneta. She is also cosponsored by the Wauneta Volunteer Fire Department. Emily Humphrey is alternate.

Cliff and Margie Shackelford and Jerolyn Spady attended the 21st annual reunion of the 456th AAA Battalion in Orlando, Fla., April 26-30, concluding with a banquet Saturday night. Side trips included a day at Disney’s Epcot Park, a day touring Orlando including the Peabody Hotel.

Bishop Bruskewitz of the Lincoln Diocese was present at St. John’s Catholic Church Sunday for the confirmation and reception for Laura Barger, Cody Fanning, Tanner Kerchal, Tyler Kerchal, Bryn Vapenik and Rachel Vrbka.

Jim and Shirley Teeters of Norfolk, Va., spent Thursday and Friday with Allan and Judi Nordhausen.

Family of Bob and Marge Hanna as well as Colorado and local friends spent Saturday at their farm to help with branding cattle. Fifty-nine were present for the Saturday meal.

Precip for the week: 05 of an inch; for the year: .25 inches. High for the week: 85° on May 5; low: 30° on May 2.

25 years ago this week

May 7, 1987

The annual honors night was held at Wauneta High School. Inducted into the National Honor Society Monday were Rick Taylor, Lisa Wilson, Lori Buffington and Amy Maxfield.

Marcia Keiser returned Monday from a three-week visit with her friend, Gabi Reiners, and her family at Essen, Germany, where she and Gabi toured many places of interest. Gabi was an exchange student living here with the Don Leonard family.

Jennifer Doetker, Kelly Brunkhorst and Brett Wentz were confirmed at services at Redeemer Lutheran Church Sunday by Pastor Jim Lucas.

Mr. and Mrs. John Sailors returned Tuesday after spending two weeks with their daughter and family, Dr. and Mrs. H. A. Strohmier and girls at Cypress, Calif.

Mr. and Mrs. Art Fortkamp, Bill and Hilda Roschewski, Elsie Becker, Elmer and Edna Keiser and Leta and Henry Brunkhorst attended the 50th anniversary celebration for Henry and Esther Krug at the Lutheran Church in Benkelman Sunday.

Precip for the week: 2.10 inches; for 1987: 5.89 inches.

Grain Markets: wheat-2.42/bu.; corn-1.60/bu.; milo-2.35/cwt; soybeans-4.72/bu.

50 year ago this week

May 10, 1962

Loren Nordhausen was named valedictorian at commencement exercises Monday, Cathy Haarberg was named salutatorian. Other scholars named were Brice Rueter, winner of the Regent’s Examination, Kenneth Krausnick was the Regent’s alternate.

Two eighth grade graduates, Brenda Haarberg and Raymond Gunderson, were named outstanding boy and girl of the graduating class by the American Legion.

James Carlson, U.S. Naval hospital, Long Beach, Calif., was honored as “White Hat of the Month” from the enlisted personnel at the hospital for superior ability in his duties as Operating Room Technician and Assistant Senior Corpsman and for outstanding characteristics in leadership.

Mrs. Stella Gregory marked her 85th birthday at a coffee Saturday afternoon, hosted by daughters Mrs. Delman Engell and Mrs. Ed Novacek. Thirty guests attended.

Mr. and Mrs. Dale Bartels of Denver visited in the Budd Crow home over the weekend.

Mr. and Mrs. Don Fortkamp were in Benkelman Monday to help her father celebrate his 52nd birthday.

The Cub Scouts of Den 4 and den mothers Mrs. Dean Kitt and Mrs. Wayne Salyer enjoyed an outing at the Floyd Lovitt farm Wednesday afternoon hunting Indian relics with a picnic at the city park afterwards.

75 years ago this week

May 5, 1937

Wouldn’t it be a great satisfaction if the streets in town were oiled or rather had a coat of oil matting as is on Highway 6? This is possible if people make their choice known.

Grading on Main Street was accomplished Tuesday with the Chase County’s new Caterpillar grader, recently purchased. The rain Monday left the streets cut up and muddy in spots.

Krotter-Fitzgerald Co. are doing some remodeling and re-roofing at their lumber yard on south Main street.

Mrs. Adolf Engel was hostess to the Happy Hour Club Wednesday afternoon. Mrs. Jim Littrell and Mrs. Jim Gosney were guests.

Mrs. Vida Carrigan came from Santa Barbara, Calif., last Thursday to visit her son, A. E. Carrigan and Mrs. Carrigan.

Local Markets: cream-.27; eggs-.14; hens-.12-.13; wheat- 1.15; corn-1.15; barley-.65.

100 years ago this week

May 2, 1912

A strong wind last Thursday, but a heavy rain followed so no reason to complain.

A surprise party was given at the home of Mrs. M. J. Kanost Monday evening. About fifty of her friends were present to remind her that the following day was her birthday. The evening was joyously spent in games and music. Refreshments were served consisting of cake, pie and pickles.

Mr. and Mrs. Porter spent a few days visiting with F. B. Cecil’s. They are on their way to Kansas from Scott Bluffs county via the covered wagon route.

Tom Downey and Lester Brown were out coyote hunting Monday and captured 13 young ones and one old one.

A number of South Divide farmers were stormed in at Wauneta Saturday night.


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