10 years ago this week
Mar. 21, 2002
Patsy Williams has been hired as the new village clerk, replacing Mindi Goings who wanted to spend more time with her family.
The Wauneta-Palisade speech team swept the District D1-7 Speech Contest, taking first and second place in all events. All 14 members qualifing for state are Seth Vapenik, Katie Padilla, Jessica Long, Ashley Kitt, Cody Egle, Abby Barger, Tabby Christner, Staci Alberts, Brad Licht, Seth Alberts, Hope Jussel, Ashley Fortkamp, Jamie Harris and Sheridan Wright.
Carl Stroh of Wyoming, Cody Martens of Utah and Brook Denman of Michigan, friends of Jane Dinnel and members of the Voices of Praise Choir from Frontier School of the Bible in LaGrange, Wyo., were overnight guests in the Duane Dinnel. The choir sang during the Sunday morning service at the Imperial Bible Church.
Marcus Beau Buffington of Ogallala visited and had dinner with Laura Buffington.
Marlin and Lois Wine and Alberta Grosbach had dinner Sunday with Don and Pauline Grosbach and all attended the community concert, Turtle Creek Bluegrass Band, in the afternoon.
Wesley and Marjorie Wheeler attended the Gideon State Convention in Grand Island Friday and Saturday.
Abby Barger spent the weekend skiing in Colorado with the Letterman Club.
No precip. High for the week: 74° on March 12; low: 32° on March 14.
25 years ago this week
March 19, 1987
Local Brownies sold 1,890 boxes of cookies. Becky Bley of Troop 544 was the top seller with 246 boxes sold; Beth Kitt of Troop 513 was second top seller, selling 200 boxes and third was Courtney Fischer of Troop 515 who sold 159 boxes.
Weekend guests of Ed and Hazel Novacek were Virginia and David Jesser of Denver, Colo., and Marc and Mindi Young of Cozad. Joining them for supper Saturday in celebration of the Novaceks’ 64th anniversary were Ed and Jo Arenz, Sammi Martin and Nate Nordhausen.
Mr. and Mrs. Andy Anderson and Mr. and Mrs. Reinhold Gloy attended the Navy Band Concert in McCook Wednesday night.
The Methodist Sunday School, parents and friends enjoyed a skating party Sunday afternoon at Grant. There were 62 youngsters and 28 adults present.
Elsie Becker and Wayne Bartels were guests of Ida and Otto Bartels last week to help Otto observe his 84th birthday.
Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd Bley returned Friday from Summerfield, Fla., where they had attended a camp meeting.
Mr. and Mrs. Jim Andrew, accompanied by Elsie Morgan, Helen Stewart and Mrs. Janet Mareau, attended the graduation ceremonies at North Platte Sunday for Debbie Andrew who graduated from Mid-Plains Community College school of practical nursing.
Precip for the week: .59 of an inch; for March: .79 of an inch; for 1987: 2.33 inches.
Grain Markets: wheat-2.30/bu.; corn-1.38/bu.; milo-2.25/cwt; soybeans-4.37/bu.
50 years ago this week
Mar. 22, 1962
Juniors Ron Prior and Judy Morgan were selected to attend Boys and Girl State by the American Legion and Auxiliary.
The SPVA “A” All Conference Team, selected by coaches, included Don Morgan, first team; Ron Prior, second team and Dennis Egle, honorable mention.
Bill Louch returned Saturday after spending a week in Kansas City attending the short session Co-op meeting training school.
Mr. and Mrs. Edwin Kanost and Mr. and Mrs. Virgil Sandman attended the 4-H soup and pie supper at Imperial Saturday evening for 4-H leaders.
After attending an REA convention in Atlantic City, N.J., Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd Pflum visited Friday until Monday in Stephentown Center, N.Y., in the George Schmich home. The Schmichs are parents-in-law of their daughter, Jackie.
.57 of an inch of moisture recorded for the week.
75 years ago this week
March 17, 1937
The Happy Hour Club met at the home of Mrs. H. C. Wade last Wednesday afternoon. Mrs. Leo Crowell was taken in as a new member and Mrs. W. H. Johnson was a guest.
Mr. and Mrs. Fairfax Gregory and son Junius of Deluth, Minn., are visiting at the O. E. McCallum home, enroute to Van Nuys, Calif. Mrs. Gregory was Beth McCallum before her marriage.
Mrs. C. Robert Carlson and Mrs. Hazel McGarrey drove to Norton, Kan., Friday to visit relatives until Sunday.
The fifth in the winter series of musical programs sponsored by the music department will be held Tuesday evening, March 23. The town band will again make an appearance and will be assisted by a group of instrumental beginners who made considerable progress the past year. They are: Frank Hatch, saxophone; Lowell Grimm, Delbert Crowell, and Maurice Long, clarinets and Cloyd Kitt and Junior Knotwell, trumpets.
Special $1.98 and $2.98 bargains in silk dresses, dresses formerly at $4.95 and $7.95 at Rudisil’s Store.
Local Markets: cream-.34; hens-.12-.13; eggs-.17; wjeat-1.20; cprm-1.10-1.12.
100 years ago this week
March 21, 1912
Blizzard last week on Wednesday got very bad on Thursday, tied up all railroads in the Burlington territory in the state and all lines in Kansas. Roads are almost impassable. Another storm started Tuesday evening and continued until Wednesday afternoon with five inches falling and drifting quite badly.
Snow is going fast now. We’re thinking of building a boat!
The Stinking water is out of its banks.
A pound social was held at the residence of W.C. Higley Wednesday evening for Rev. Henderson. Light refreshments were served.
Chester Stock and family visited at the Lloyd Ough’s.
Fresh homemade bread at Mrs. Kaufman’s, six loaves for 25¢.
Mrs. St. Clair Stock has 11 young chickens.