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Thursday, 22 March 2012 15:25

10 years ago this week

Mar. 28, 2002

AmFirst Bank President Van Korell announced plans to close the Palisade branch office, closing on June 30.

A wind-driven fire raged out of control near Hamlet last Wednesday, destroying a machine shop, burning 4,500 acres of pasture, trees and fence lines and threatening two homes.

The Wauneta-Palisade speech team took runner-up honors in Class D1 at the state contest in Lincoln, behind Potter-Dix.

Pinewood Derby winners: Landen Lawless, first in Wolves and Bears Division and overall champion; C.J. Hackney, best in show; Brett Klima, second and Logan Bischoff, third in Wolves and Bears; Tyler Crowell, first, Clint Majors, second and Justin Haskins, third in the Webelos Division.

Glenda Bartels, Kathleen and Lloyd Wicke and Kristine Orton and Tim spent the weekend with Gus and Margie Bartels. They attended the confirmation of Joe Bartels at St. Paul’s Sunday.

Andrew Ward, Chad Flaig and Cory Flaig were guests of honor at a carry-in dinner at the American Legion Auxiliary Hall in Palisade following their confirmation at the United Methodist Church, the dinner hosted by their parents for family members.

Elsie Becker visited Otto Bartels a week ago Monday taking ice cream and cake to observe his 99th birthday that had been on the 13th.

Moisture to date: .53 of an inch. High: 68° on March 20; low: 11° on March 21.

25 years ago this week

March 26, 1987

Jim and Patsy McKinney, Dotty and Gene Bartels accompanied 14 members of the “W Club” on a ski trip to Keystone. The group stayed at Frisco. Al and Marilyn McCrumb drove the bus.

Pastor Randy Smith and Betty and Fred Krausnick were sponsors of members of the United Methodist Youth Fellowship group, Amy and Heidi Maxfield, Danny Taylor, Brenda Breese and Wayne Krausnick, on a ski trip to Keystone. Saturday they attended a stage play, “Shooting Stars,” in Denver and on Sunday attended services and activities at the First Baptist Church in Castle Rock.

Elsie Morgan celebrated her 87th birthday March 19 and was a dinner guest of Orpha Jirik. Later they attended the American Legion card party.

Thursday Loren and Pat Egle met Jerry and Tina Sampson of Mancos, Colo., (formerly of Hamlet) and Wayne and Beverly Williams of Hamlet who were vacationing in Apache Junction in Las Vegas, Nev. They returned home Sunday.

Candy Henning and Cassie came to visit the Ervin Kitts Sunday and they, the Kevin Janiceks and Keenan Kitt family had a supper for their parents, Joan and Ervin, Monday evening, honoring them on their 35th wedding anniversary.

Nina Fortkamp, Ellen Prior and Marjorie Wheeler attended an acrylic art work shop conducted by Danette Hendrix Saturday in Imperial.

Precip for the week: .24 of an inch; for March: 1.03 inches; for 1987: 2.57 inches.

Grain Markets: wheat-2.37/bu.; corn-1.40 bu.; milo-2.25/cwt; soybeans-4.42/bu.

50 years ago this week

March 29, 1962

Palisade’s oldest couple is Mr. and Mrs. George Fornoff, both born in 1881. They have farmed in Hayes County all their lives except for two years when they travelled to Utah by covered wagon. Their church friends recently honored them on their 56th anniversary.

Janyce Hood was selected as Palisade’s representative to Girls State, sponsored by the American Legion Auxiliary.

Mr. and Mrs. Orley Troxel spent the weekend in Wichita Falls, Texas, with their daughter and husband, A2c and Mrs. Harry Straub.

Mrs. Bruce McCallum entertained at a neighborhood coffee Saturday to welcome Mrs. Val Gene Foster to the community.

Mr. and Mrs. Don Hyde and family of McCook spent the weekend with Mr. and Mrs. Fred Fortkamp, Mary and Nita.

75 years ago this week

March 24, 1937

Tip’s Lunch and the shoe shop moved to their new locations this week and work has already begun on tearing down the old building. Brick is being placed preparatory to begin building operations soon. This will add greatly to the appearance of Main street.

Last Sunday a good attendance witnessed the confirmation at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church of the following young people: Lorene Bischoff, Floyd Nordhausen, Arthur Fortkamp and Louis Denker.

Mr. and Mrs. Willis Hartzer entertained Mr. and Mrs. Berge Brannan and Mr. and Mrs. Fred Swink to a supper after midnight Sunday for Mrs. Swink’s birthday.

An anniversary party was held at the O.E. Walker home Wednesday evening, celebrating the birthdays of Mrs. C. M. Ketler, L. W. Ough and R.E. Olmsted. The evening was spent playing pinochle. After the presentation of gifts following the 12 o’clock hot two-course supper, Mr. and Mrs. Walker were congratulated on their 26th anniversary.

Local Markets: cream-.35; eggs-.18; hens-.13-.14; hides-.06- .07; wheat-1.22; corn-1.10-1.12; barley-.65.

100 years ago this week

March 28, 1912

There will be a warm time at the meeting of the town board Monday night. A resolution will be passed or offered to remove the scales and hitching racks from main street. Push it along, they should all go.

Pennington got his oil wagon stuck Monday morning on the hill by Mr. Kline’s on his way to Palisade and it was still there Wednesday afternoon.

A wolf hunt was held in the Catharine neighborhood Monday. Over 300 were in the hunt and only 5 coyotes were secured.

Hawley Curry is getting up his summer wood now before spring work begins.

Mrs. Otto Walker visited Tuesday with Mrs. Berge Brannon while Berge escorted Otto down to Mr. Willtrout’s to get seed potatoes.

 
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Thursday, 15 March 2012 15:30

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.

 
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Thursday, 08 March 2012 16:05

10 years ago this week

Mar. 14, 2002

Utilities Superintendent Kelly Doetker and co-worker Jayden Maris are working on installing the new street signs throughout Wauneta as temperatures warm up.

Former Wauneta third grade teacher Donna Applegarth was recognized by Nebraska Gov. Mike Johanns for her 50 years of teaching in Nebraska, declaring her an Admiral in the Great Navy of the state of Nebraska.

Jan DeWester returned from a week spent offering prayer to ailing people in Belize. Medical professionals and the mission team included 18 people from the United States. Clinics were set up in four cities where people were treated for different ailments and prayer offered for their healing. A documentary on the life of Jesus was also shown.

Don and Carey Harrison and Jessica McKillip spent Thursday to Saturday in Sioux City, Iowa, where they attended a basketball tournament, watching Sarah play for Concordia College.

Elwyn and Viola Krausnick, Kenneth Krausnick and Betty Krausnick were in Lincoln Saturday and Sunday where they attended the Masquer’s 2002 One Act Play Festival at the Howell Theater on the U.N.L. campus. One of the plays they saw was submitted by Kenneth’s son, Kevin, a university student.

Ron and Jean Wach, Helena Hubbard and Rod and Linda Duffy of Minden had dinner Sunday with Naomi Nelson at Heritage of Wauneta to help her celebrate her birthday.

Janice Houser accompanied Les in the truck for a couple of weeks. They spent four days at Orlando, Fla., at Disney World.

Trace of precip. .53 of an inch for the year. High: 66° on March 5; low: 3° on March 9.

25 years ago this week

March 12, 1987

Water meters were voted back in at Monday night’s Village meeting as they were not on last meeting’s agenda so was invalid. Because of the earlier vote a petition drive began to recall three members of the board.

Winners of the Cub Scout Pinewood Derby March 3 were Kyle Barnard, first; Steven Todd, second; Robert Engel, third; Ryan Jones, fourth; and Jeremy Bley, fifth. The top three will advance to competition at the Scout-O-Rama in Ogallala.

Jim and Lana Skelton attended an UNSTA class reunion Saturday at North Platte.

Inez Elliot, Dorothy Romine, Margaret Carter, Alma Romine, Cindy King and Rachel visited at Imperial Manor Friday to help Phoebe Patterson celebrate her 99th birthday. Among cards she received was one from President and Mrs. Reagan.

Precip for the week: .20 of an inch.

Grain Markets: wheat-2.37/bu.; corn-1.35/bu.; milo-2.18/cwt; soybeans-4.36/bu.

50 years ago this week

Mar. 15, 1962

The Wauneta Clothing Company, Wauneta’s newest retail business, will hold their grand opening this weekend, Thursday to Saturday. The store has been remodeled with new flooring, new ceiling, new lighting and increased floor space. The business is owned by Mr. and Mrs. Bill Lyons of McCook and will be managed by Mrs. Ramona Bruner.

Ted Anderson attended a Co-op Management Short Course March 5-9 in Kansas City.

Mrs. Gilbert Nordhausen, Mrs. Andy Brunkhorst, Mrs. Junior Kitt and Mrs. Fred Fortkamp attended a 4-H leaders training meeting in McCook Friday. Mrs. Virgil Sandman and Mrs. Charles Hanna also attended the training class.

Mr. and Mrs. Dale Baney and Mr. and Mrs. Don Egle and Lonnie were callers in the Maynard Wright home at Bird City, Kan., Thursday.

Sunday dinner guests in the Ray Kitt home were Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Kitt, Mr. and Mrs. Bob Kitt and children, Mrs. Calvin Bentz and children and Carl Statz of Imperial. The dinner was to celebrate March birthdays of the group.

Mr. and Mrs. Bill Dicke and family were supper guests in the Wayne Gerver home at Bird City, Kan., Wednesday night.

75 years ago this week

March 10, 1937

Those attending a pure bred milk cow sale Monday at Atwood, Kan., were Mrs. K. G. Prior and sons, Wendell and Gordon and Leonard Parker, James Parker and J. Person.

Steve Hayward helped Albert and Bill Dicke exchange places Thursday.

Mr. and Mrs. Earl McGregor have moved onto the J. A. Parker place.

Raymond Maxfield went to Denver Thursday and returned home with a new red truck Sunday.

Mr. and Mrs. Fred Nordhausen, Mr. and Mrs. Ed Denker and Mrs. Nordhausen spent Sunday in Ludell.

Lucille Porter, Bernice McCloud and Violet Hansen were McCook visitors Saturday.

Local Markets: cream-.32; eggs-.16; hens-.08-.11; wheat- 1.18; corn-1.10-1.12.

100 years ago this week

March 14, 1912

Our train came up Wednesday with only the passenger coaches as there was no snow plow for our engine and they were afraid of the snow drifts with a heavy train. The Kansas branches were snow bound and the snow plows were down on those lines.

McCook is figuring on a big irrigation ditch scheme which looks like a wild cat scheme to us. They propose to build a large reservoir on the Frenchman about 12 miles west of Wauneta and run the water in a ditch of over 60 miles long to McCook. We hope it is a winner but see many obstacles. The plan is to build a dam across the Frenchman 68 feet high.

Chester Stock has been appointed precinct assessor. The board could not agree on the numerous candidates so drew Stock’s name out of a hat.

Roy Pollys and the Fye children attended the entertainment in town Friday night.

Mrs. Dye has 35 young chicks, Mrs. R. Polly 10.

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Thursday, 01 March 2012 15:56

10 years ago this week

March 7, 2002

A snowstorm hit the region over the weekend with over five inches of snow and temps -4 degrees below zero. Schools were closed on Friday due to the storm.

Esther Einspahr returned Sunday from Portales, N.M., where she had spent two weeks visiting Bev and Mike Howard and family.

Thursday evening guests of Craig and Jo Fanning, Bo and Abbie for cake and ice cream for Bo’s eighth birthday were Clint and Betty McCallum, Shelly and Brooke Meyer and Dorothea Fanning.

Jan and Tony Cribelli went to Stratton Sunday to show their pictures and talk on their trip to Rome at the Deanery meeting.

Wauneta-Palisade captured their fifth straight conference speech championship edging Wallace by nine points at the Twin Valley event. Wheatland placed third.

Precip for the week: .36 of an inch.

High for the week: 50° on Feb. 28; low: -4 on March 2.

25 years ago this week

March 5, 1987

Don Myers was named the new manager at Rickel, Inc., formerly the Farmers Co-op Company in Hamlet. Bill Baker who has worked at the elevator while it was still owned by the Co-op will join Myers.

Crandall and Ellen Taylor were guests of honor at an open house Sunday, Feb. 22 for their 50th anniversary, hosted by their children and grandchildren at the Church of the Brethren in Enders.

Don and Ruby Ham returned from a 16-day trip with Mr. and Mrs. Quentin Reynolds of Trenton. Besides sightseeing, they visited Ruby’s twin sister, Rilla, and Harrison Miles in Covina, Calif., helped Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd Kline of Anaheim, Calif., celebrate their 40th anniversary. Don, Quentin and Lloyd were classmates at Benkelman High School.

Mr. and Mrs. Dean Large, Krystal and Greg attended a birthday celebration honoring Katherine Glaze on their 85th birthday in Curtis Sunday.

Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Rueter and Ann Rueter attended the Arts Council puppet show at the Imperial theater Sunday afternoon.

Vickie and Gary Grimes and children and Janice and Doug Allen and family of Imperial were Saturday supper guests of Jack and Verna Sandman. Ashley Grimes was guest of honor for her fourth birthday.

Precip for the week: .85 of an inch; for February: 1.31 inches, for 1987 to date: 1.54 inches.

Grain Markets: wheat-2.36/bu.; corn-1.31/bu.; milo-2.15/cwt; soybeans-4.37/bu.

50 years ago this week

Mar. 8, 1962

Mr. and Mrs. Fritz Neibuhr and children of Greeley, Colo., and Mrs. Freida Reich of Germany were guests of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Nordhausen from Wednesday to Saturday. They also visited in the Ed Denker home and with Mrs. Lizzie Busking and William.

Mrs. Jackie Ekart, Randy Jablonski, Cindy and Debbie Mitchell went to Imperial Friday after school to work on a 4-H window display for 4-H Week.

Monday morning several ladies surprised Mrs. Harold Wach on her birthday. Included in the group were Tillie Meister, Esther Haarberg, Lucy Colson, and Mildred Stretch. Coffee and rolls were served.

Mr. and Mrs. Cecil Maddux, Mr. and Mrs. Joe Maddux and family were Wednesday supper guests in the Bob Hamilton home. The occasion was the second birthday of Doug Hamilton.

Saturday evening 22 relatives and friends gathered at the new home of Mr. and Mrs. Archie Gruver for a housewarming.

Mrs. Lee Kitt, Mrs. Lawrence Rueter, Mrs. Leonard Dudek, Mrs. Bert Maxfield and Mrs. Edith Lorance were callers in the Keith Sexton home.

Guests who called in the Henry Haarberg home last Tuesday evening to help Mr. Haarberg celebrate his birthday were Mr. and Mrs. Dick Nordhausen, Mr. and Mrs. Herman Nordhausen, Ed Denker, Bill Denker, Chris Nordhausen, Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Polly and Donnie Polly.

75 years ago this week

March 3, 1937

Following an article printed in the Breeze condemning the loose schedule of the train which affects the mail service, a letter was received from State Railway Commissioner Will Maupin where he and two other officials will be in Wauneta to meet with interested patrons. During the past week, marked copies were sent to officials and the train service has been excellent which goes to show it is possible.

Mr. and Mrs. R. E. Olmsted returned Sunday afternoon from Omaha where they had spent the last ten days.

Mr. and Mrs. D. C. Harvey and Rodney were dinner guests Thursday evening of Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Green.

Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Pinkerton of New Castle, Wyo., and Mr. and Mrs. Fred Sass of Haigler visited in the home of Mrs. W. T. Trembly.

100 years ago this week

March 7, 1912

We had quite a snow storm on Friday and it was a bad day.

Oliver Yant and wife returned on Monday from a visit to Lincoln, Crete and other points.

A bill has passed the Senate to make it only necessary to live on a homestead for three years. It will undoubtedly pass the House.

David Wine has moved onto the Breneman ranch on the Stinking Water vacated by Mr. Tracy.

Geo. McGooden is not clerking at McCallum’s at present.

The second school entertainment will be given at the brick hotel Friday night at 8 o’clock. Admission 10 and 20¢. A stage and seats have been arranged.

 
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Thursday, 23 February 2012 16:16

10 years ago this week

Feb. 28, 2002

Midwest Farm Equipment’s $1,000 donation kicked off Palisade’s FC Krotter Park fund drive. Funds will be used for new fencing around the baseball, park and swimming pool areas, as well as new modern bathrooms, parking improvement and new layout for playground equipment.

Erma Kitt was honored on her 90th birthday and Elsie Becker who also had turned 90 were joined by friends at the Wauneta Senior Center Monday to celebrate the occasion.

Nine Wauneta-Palisade fifth and sixth graders were selected to participate in Sing Across Nebraska. They included Brennan Keiser, Kaylee Hackney, Stacee Wright, Blair Dixon, Kaleia Alberts, Adriane Coty, Christopher Crowell, Jennifer Holmes and Dena Engel.

Dennis and Donna Gockley went to Arizona Feb. 12 where Dennis participated in the “Spring Grand Trap Shoot” in Tucson. They were guests of Jerry and Trudy Skelton in Phoenix and also toured some scenic places.

John and Karen Metzger and Dale and Virginia Krausnick attended Monica’s pre-national track meet at Nebraska Wesleyan where she qualified to attend in Tennessee later.

Ed and Anna Belle Vapenik and Kate Repass went to Casper, Wyo., where they attended the state wrestling meet where Zak Malcolm took second place.

No precip. High for the week: 74° on Feb. 23; low: 14° on Feb. 24.

25 years ago this week

February 26, 1987

Christy Gauger reached his 90th birthday and still resides on the family farm which has been in the family for over 100 years. He recalled the depression years; his family of wife Mary, daughter Thelma and son Howard; raising giant pumpkins; baseball games; and going to town on Saturday night. He learned to run a steam engine at an early age, operating a threshing machine and corn sheller and for years was director of the Tri-State Antique Engines and Threshers Association.

Sunday dinner guests of Mr. and Mrs. Martin Fortkamp in honor of their 36th anniversary were Mr. and Mrs. Steve Swisher and Sarah, Mr. and Mrs. Duane Fortkamp, Michael and Kathy, Mr. and Mrs. Don Smith, all of McCook and Mrs. Fanny Maris.

Theresa Barger spent Saturday with Sarah Haarberg, Kim Brunkhorst and Candy Kennedy in McCook, having pizza and attending a movie for Sarah’s birthday.

Mr. and Mrs. Virgil Sandman were guests Feb. 15 of Faye and Frank Korell at Culbertson on their 40th wedding anniversary. The men were in the service together.

Carrie Weston of Heritage spent the weekend with her daughter, Joanne, and Dan Liebig, observing her 96th birthday. Others present were daughter Mary Jane Fitzgerald, granddaughter Jane and great grandson Philip, all of Wichita; Pat Reed of Denver; Jim Weston and sons, Jay John and Bill of Hastings and Ann Teeter and daughters of Wray, Colo.

Precip for February: .48 of an inch; .71 for 1987.

Grain Markets: wheat-2.30/bu.; corn-1.30/bu.; milo-2.10/cwt; soybeans-4.31/bu.

50 years ago this week

Mar. 1, 1962

Mrs. May Stinnette spent several days last week in the home of her daughter, Wilma Allen and family, in Denver.

Mrs. Ben Gauger left Thursday for New Lennox, Ill., to spend two weeks visiting her brother, Mr. and Mrs. Dwight Egle and family.

Saturday afternoon Mrs. Don Denker and Mrs. Emerson Schwenk were hostesses to a surprise birthday party honoring their grandmother, Mrs. Louisa Schwenk. There were ten neighbors and friends present.

An evening of canasta was held at the Al Carrigan home where Frank Lee and Robert Hummel clobbered Carrigan and Fred Nordhausen - first time in two years.

Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Anderson, Cecil Steckman and Emerson Schwenk were callers in the Tom Buffington home at North Platte Monday evening.

Mrs. Dick Nordhausen entertained the Lazy Dozen Club Wednesday afternoon. The afternoon was spent socially.

75 years ago this week

February 24, 1937

Friends and neighbors surprised Mr. and Mrs. Henry Busking at their home Sunday evening, the occasion their 30th anniversary. The evening was spent playing cards and lunch was served which the guests had brought.

A number of couples surprised Mrs. Nelson Dixon last Wednesday evening in honor of her birthday. Each couple brought a covered dish for lunch. Afterwards everyone went to Imperial to the dance.

Mr. and Mrs. Otis Knotwell and family enjoyed an oyster supper at the Fye home Wednesday evening.

Mr. and Mrs. John Donze and family, Mr. and Mrs. Marion Boyce and Lela, Mr. and Mrs. Fern Nichols and Eddie spent Sunday at the Nichols home.

Local Markets: wheat-1.15; corn-1.15; cream-.32; eggs-.16; chix-.08-.11.

100 years ago this week

February 29, 1912

The groundhog must have seen his picture.

The neighbors to the number of 53 gathered at the home of Elmer Fye’s Friday night to give the misses a surprise, it being her 35th birthday anniversary. The evening was spent in music and games.

There was another surprise Monday evening, it being Mr. and Mrs. John Metcalf’s 25th wedding anniversary. About sixty gathered at their home to remind them that their neighbors had not forgotten the happy event.

School closed in Dist. 4 last Thursday afternoon. Neva Downey, Beulah Brown, Mable Hartzer and Velma Nesmith visited that day.

 
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