10 years ago this week
November 11, 2004
Final voter turnout for the county was 68.6 percent, the highest since 1992 when 75 percent of the voters turned out. George W. Bush was reelected president over Sen. John Kerry who was running for the office.
Elmer and Edna Keiser, Rod Keiser, Marsha Comly and Rich and Janet Keiser and Brennan were among relatives who went to Yuma, Colo., Sunday to help Edna’s mother, Harriett Legg, celebrate her 104th birthday.
Dean Widger of Fort Morgan, Colo., Doug Widger of Fort Worth, Texas, and Josh Taylor of Parker, Colo., were weekend guests of DeLores Taylor and spent time hunting.
Helping Lois Greeley celebrate her 70th birthday on Saturday were Lucille Klima, Jean Hardy, Betty McCallum, Lee Wilkins, Vi Bischoff, Darlene Haarberg and Betty Mintling.
Richard Christensen came Thursday to spend time with his mother, Edna. John and Sherry Oliver of Scottsbluff are in the area for hunting, joining Richard and Edna for Sunday dinner on the birthdays of Richard and John. Richard and Kathy Fanning of Atwood, Kan., joined them for the day.
Jean Wach returned Wednesday after spending two weeks visiting Claude and Ardi Chappel at Salem, Ore. She also visited Ralph and Jim Wach at Albany, Ore.; Carol and Noah Fortin at Eugene, Ore.; and Carol and Bert Henderson in Springfield, Ore.
No precip for the week. High for the week: 78° on Nov. 6; low: 21° on Nov. 2.
25 years ago this week
November 9, 1989
More than 150 youngsters attended the Wauneta Community Service Club’s annual Halloween party featuring a parade, costume contest and other games and each receiving a bag of treats.
The Palisade Panthers survived a white nuckle contest against Eustis to earn a trip to the state volleyball tournament. Wauneta’s bid for a trip to state fell short with a loss to Loomis.
Mr. and Mrs. Charlie Johnson left Oct. 18, travelling west to the Tetons, Idaho and Seattle, Wash., to visit daughter Julie Johnson, then down highway 101 to visit son George and Johanna Johnson in Monterey, Calif., then through New Mexico to Delhart, Texas and home.
June McCallum hosted a coffee Monday for the birthdays of Mary Ellen Fanning, Verna Anderson and Lola McBride. Other guests were Ida Bartels, Ruby Anderson and Lee Wilkins.
Mr. and Mrs. LeeRoy Weimer spent the weekend of the 28th with Mr. and Mrs. Steve Winscot and family at Scribner and all attended the Nebraska-Iowa State game on Saturday.
The United Methodist youth group, New Generation, went roller skating in Grant Sunday evening following a pizza supper with 20 members and guests attending. Sponsors were Rhonda Brunkhorst, Polly Kitt, Carol Muths, and Pastor Carroll and Judy Plisek.
No precip for the week; for 1989: 14.18 inches.
50 years ago this week
Nov. 12, 1964
The Palisade Methodist Church presented 50-year membership pins by Rev. L. R. Hansberry, former pastor at Palisade from 1912-13, at the Sunday services at Palisade and Trenton to 37 members. The longest membership is Mrs. Emma Walbridge, a member for 83 years. She is now 103 years old and lives in Imperial.
Sunday Mr. and Mrs. Victor Wicke entertained in honor of his parents’ anniversary, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Wicke. Guests were Mr. and Mrs. Jake Tepley and Mary Ann and Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Wicke and girls.
Mrs. Eddie Nichols was hostess at a surprise birthday coffee Friday morning at the Fern Nichols home honoring Mrs. Violet Nichols and Mrs. Isabelle Denton. Ten ladies were guests.
Fred Nordhausen was surprised for his birthday Saturday evening at the Warrie Walbridge home with 18 present. Sunday evening his brothers and sisters and spouses surprised him, bringing lunch and spending the evening socially.
Mr. and Mrs. Willis Myers were honored on their 30th anniversary Sunday at the home of their daughter and husband, Mr. and Mrs. Dick Thompson and family. A dinner was held at noon with all the couple’s children and families present, followed by an open house.
75 years ago this week
Nov. 15, 1939
Most business houses agreed to close for the Curtis Aggie-Wauneta football game Friday afternoon two o’clock to 4 o’clock.
Fred Nordhausen, Dundy County farmer, was accorded honorable mention for his outstanding Pasture-Forage-Livestock practices at the P-F-L meeting held Thursday evening at Holdrege.
Mrs. H. Dicke Sr. was pleasantly surprised Sunday, her birthday, when all her children and their families came to spend the day. All brought well-filled baskets and a nice dinner was enjoyed by all.
Forty friends and relatives were at Mr. Chas. Barnes Sunday to help him celebrate his 73rd birthday.
Mrs. Maud Cocklin, Mr. and Mrs. Edwin Imm and Elton of Holdrege and Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Grosbach and family of Enders were guests of Mr. and Mrs. R. E. Cocklin Friday at a dinner honoring the 30th wedding anniversary of the Cocklins.
100 years ago this week
November 12, 1914
Pence’s have had a cement walk put it on the lot west of the Falls Bank, a much needed improvement.
Grandma Dougherty arrived home Tuesday from her visit to eastern Nebraska. She looks as if the trip had agreed with her.
Clarence Fanning put up a new windmill Sat.
Some of the ladies at Mt. Zion will meet with Mrs. Arthur Morrison Thursday p.m. and help her with her sewing.
The Ladies Aid Society will have a chicken pie supper at Waidley’s hall Friday, Nov, 20. Will start to serve at 5 o’clock. 25 cts. a plate.