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Thursday, 28 April 2011 15:13

10 years ago this week

May 3, 2001

Shane Gerhartz of Palisade, a junior at Wauneta-Palisade High School, was selected as a delegate to Cornhusker Boys State in Lincoln this summer. He is sponsored by the John L. Sullivan American Legion Post 318 of Palisade.

High school graduate Clay Majors and recent confirmand Shelby Wilson were honored at a dinner following the morning worship service at St. Paul Lutheran Church Sunday.

Janice and Doug Allen hosted a dinner Saturday evening for her father, Jack Sandman’s, 80th birthday. Guests included Jack and Verna Sandman, Greg and Sandy Sandman and family of Curtis, Vicki and Gary Grimes and J.D., Aric and Chad Allen, Jennifer Allen, Tanner and Jade and Jim Harris, Jenae and Drew.

Mr. and Mrs. Duane Dinnel and Jane attended Frontier Focus at Frontier School of the Bible in LaGrange, Wyo., Thursday thru Saturday.

Lucille and Tom Klima spent Friday to Sunday in Smithville, Mo., with Dave and Tori Klima and girls. They attended a dance marathon at a mall in which granddaughter Camille participated in and the first holy communion for granddaughter Terra.

Cindi Hallett of Imperial and DeLores Taylor went to David City Friday to visit Shane and Dusty Hallett and family and attended the baptism of Molli, Zachari and Riley Hallett.

Precip for the week: .15 of an inch; for 2001: 4.14 inches. High for the week: 86° on April 29; low: 40° on April 23.

25 years ago this week

May 1, 1986

Several Wauneta music students earned ones at the district contest held in McCook. Taking ones with solos, duets or in a vocal ensemble were Cindy Cameron, Lisa Wilson, Phillip Hartzer, Heidi Maxfield, Lynette Lawson, Jo McCallum, Kory Kitt, Don Morgan, Lee Green, Kathleen O’Neil, Joni Travis, Trent Minneman and Anita Wheeler.

Mr. and Mrs. Glen Christensen attended the baptism of Leah Christine, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Tim Wagner at Zion Lutheran Church in Imperial Sunday and the dinner following.

Wilma Fadeley of Sacramento, Calif., visited last weekend with her sister, Mabel Kohne and grandson, David Bird. It had been 14 years since they had been together.

Mr. and Mrs. Andy Anderson and Mr. and Mrs. Reinhold Gloy were guests of Mr. and Mrs. Willie Littlejohn April 22 in honor of Edith’s birthday.

Mr. and Mrs. Cecil Steckman, Mr. and Mrs. Vearl McBride, Mr. and Mrs. Jack Sandman and Charlie Sandman ate out Saturday evening to observe the birthdays of Jack and Charlie.

Kendi Buffington went to Kansas City Saturday where she will began work Monday for Black and Veatch. She will graduate in May from the Goodland, Kan., college.

Mr. and Mrs. Lee Hahn returned home Wednesday after making a business trip to Boulder, Colo.

Precip for the week: .44 of an inch; for April: 1.16 inches; for 1986: 2.30 inches.

Grain Markets: wheat-2.96/bu.; corn-2.35/bu.; milo-3.45/cwt; soybeans-4.80/bu.

50 years ago this week

April 27, 1961

The first annual Wauneta Fun Night was held in the high school auditorium with a crowd of 150, hosted by LeRoy Jussel of Jussel’s Champlin Service. Bingo, entertaining films, prizes and refreshments were part of the evening’s entertainment.

About 55 neighbors of the Blanche Community attended a Fun Night Friday, held to welcome new neighbors to the community, Mr. and Mrs. Don Smith and family, Mr. and Mrs. Jim Thompson and girls and Lavon Haarberg and his fiance, Miss Sharon Draper of Imperial.

Mr. and Mrs. Harold Widger hosted a birthday dinner for Mrs. Eva Widger. Guests were Mr. and Mrs. Dean Widger of McCook, Mr. and Mrs. Orville Widger and boys, Carl Widger and Mr. and Mrs. E. E. Widger.

The boys and girls of the second grade class enjoyed a roller skating party at the Krausnick building to help Candy Jo Kitt celebrate her eighth birthday. Mrs. Kitt served cupcakes and ice cream bars.

Mr. and Mrs. Leland Kitt returned home from Lincoln Tuesday night where they had spent the past week attending the Legislative hearings.

Mr. and Mrs. Alvin Einspahr of DeWitt visited his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Ted Einspahr, over the weekend.

75 years ago this week

April 22, 1936

Materials and machinery were hauled to the east part of town where construction will start on the new bridge.

Barney Hofer of McCook, state-right-of-way man, had been in Wauneta several days purchasing right-of-way from landowners between Wauneta and Hamlet, to enable the state to widen the road. Some places it will be widen as much as 17 feet, others only seven.

“Sneak Day” is history for the Seniors of 1936 as early Friday morning the honking of horns and scurrying around the sleeping village was signal that the seniors were preparing to “sneak.” Their destination was Greeley, Colo., but Denver looked more inviting.

Mr. and Mrs. Sam Rowley and family took Sunday dinner at the Elmer Egle home.

Mr. and Mrs. Bill Dicke took Sunday dinner at the Woodie Walgren home.

Leslie Walgren and Albert Dicke spent Sunday fishing.

100 years ago this week

April 27, 1911

A big general rain - 1.30 inches fell.

Homer Grosbach arrived home Monday from Washington D.C. and left Wednesday for Washington state to take up his duties with the government surveyors.

Mrs. Geo. Bricker left Thursday to visit friends and relatives in Dorchester.

Odd rolls wall paper 5¢ at Hann’s.

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Thursday, 21 April 2011 14:50

10 years ago this week

April 26, 2001

Winds at upwards of 98 mph were recorded near Benkelman. The Wauneta area also saw damage to trees, windows blown out, sheds and pivots turned upside down, grain bins torn from the foundations and power poles downed along with damage also at Palisade.

The Wauneta Breeze was awarded the Partner in Education from the Nebraska State Education Association at an awards dinner and delegate assembly in Lincoln. The award is one of NSEA’s highest awards presented to newspapers, radio and TV stations for outstanding coverage of education issues, school events, and community involvement in education. The Breeze was nominated by Toni Heimes.

Loyce Teply boarded the Amtrak train in McCook, going first to Emeryville, Calif., then to Kenewick, Wash., to visit her daughter, Judy White, and family who hosted a surprise birthday party for her 90th birthday.

The 2001 prom candidates included Larissa Ward, Sarah Harrison, Meghan Rauch, Justin Baker, Clinton Barger and Jeff Steckman. Jeff and Larissa were crowned king and queen at the prom.

Reinhold and Edith Gloy and Billie Beacham ate out Sunday at the cafe on the ladies’ birthday.

Nik Sandman and Amy were in Greenville, Ill., Saturday where Amy auditioned on the piano, looking toward college in the fall.

Dean and Charlene Pursley and Chris and Annie Pursley and Adrianne attended the Omaha Chamber Orchestra concert in McCook Wednesday evening. Steve Erickson, son-in-law of Dean and Charlene, is a member of the orchestra playing principal trumpet.

Precip for the week: .65 of an inch; for 2001: 3.99 inches. High for the week: 87° on April 19; low: 26° on April 16.

25 years ago this week

April 24, 1986

Dolly Romine (Margaret) observed her 90th birthday April 24 at Heritage of Wauneta. Sister Ida Egle also resides at Heritage and the two recalled growing-up years, school, life on the farm, raising the family. She still remains active with a positive attitude.

Keenan and Tina Kitt hosted a birthday dinner in honor of son Kyle’s second birthday on Wednesday, April 16. Guests included Sandy and Ansel Brunkhorst, Joan and Ervin Kitt and Denise and Kevin Janicek and Mandi.

Sunday Mr. and Mrs. Reinhold Gloy drove to Salina, Kan., to visit with the Ronald Gloy family. They attended the “Messiah” which Ron took part in.

The Goldenrod Chapter of the Sweet Adelines placed first in their category in the regional competition in Omaha for the second year in a row. Wauneta members include Sue Grams and Denise Lucas.

Richard and Lois Greeley were honored with an evening reception and dance for their 25th anniversary, hosted by their daughters Rhona O’Neil and Rochelle Greeley. There were140 guests present.

Betty Johnson, Joy Wheeler, Jeanine Gordon and Connie McClatchey went to Lincoln Monday where they attended a retreat at Brunswick on Tuesday.

No precip. April’s precip: .72 of an inch; for 1986: 1.86 of an inch.

Grain Markets: wheat-2.86/bu.; corn-2.33/bu.; milo-3.45/cwt; soybeans-4.80/bu.

50 years ago this week

April 20, 1961

There were 16 entries including two girls in the Teen-age Road-E-O. Jerry Skelton placed first and Donald Morgan second with Janice Kerchal high for the girls.

Phares Mohler of Omaha and Nathan Mohler of Lincoln spent Saturday overnight in the home of Mrs. Mary Athey. Their mother Mrs. Elizabeth Mohler was a Saturday evening dinner guest and a Sunday morning breakfast guest.

Mr. and Mrs. Ervin Bley and family entertained at a dinner Sunday honoring her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Floyd Maris, on their 32nd anniversary. Mr. and Mrs. Ron Wach were also guests.

Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Gockley and Dennis spent Sunday in St. Francis, Kan., visiting Mr. and Mrs. Lester Gockley and family..

75 years ago this week

April 15, 1936

Primary election: Wauneta precinct had a total of 321 ballots cast, 237 being democrats and 84 republicans. Chase County total was 667 democrats and 478 republicans.

Imperial voters approved plans for a municipal swimming pool at the approximate cost of $9,000.

Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Grosbach and family enjoyed a birthday dinner for Gladys at Dr. Grosbach’s home in Wauneta Sunday.

George Metcalf and Mrs. Cora Metcalf spent Easter with Mrs. Hal Fanning.

Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Green. Mrs. E. W. Cox and Mrs. F. D. Emerick spent Easter in Greeley, Colo., with their daughters who are attending school there.

100 years ago this week

April 20, 1911

We had a good shower in town Monday afternoon of 1/3 of an inch, but the county around was not benefited.

A large band of gypsys passed through town Monday. They were horse traders, fortune tellers, etc. The did not tarry very long but left for the west.

C. E. Johnston has just received a hearse. This is something that has been needed for a number of years. It is needed to give a proper funeral.

D. Steinbeck, Sophie Haarberg, Fred Kuhlmann and Dora Steinbeck attended the picture show here Saturday evening. They report a fine time and a good show.

Good brooms 20¢ each at Cox Mere. Co. Two per customer.

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Thursday, 14 April 2011 14:51

10 years ago this week

April 19, 2001

Girls State representatives were announced with Jessica Long chosen as the delegate and Randi Maris, alternate. She is sponsored by the Wauneta American Legion Auxiliary and the Wauneta Volunteer Fire Department. Kayla Einspahr was chosen as delegate by Palisade’s Legion Auxiliary with Julie Long as alternate.

Blaine Dorn, son of Chad and Trish Dorn, was baptized Sunday, April 15, by Pastor Keith Wellman at St. Paul Lutheran Church. Dotty and Gene Bartels hosted a family dinner following the service.

Karl and Judy Polly and Eunice Bodeman spent Saturday in McCook with Kenneth and Dorinda Polly who were observing their 45th anniversary. Their five children and families and Vic and Kathleen Haarberg were also present for dinner at the Country Kitchen and swimming and activities poolside at the Chief Motel.

Betty Carey and Dalva Coffee of Phillips, Evelyn Zeigler and Esther Larson, both of Grand Island, met for lunch in McCook Friday for a reunion. The four ladies had gone together to Florida for the United Methodist Women Assembly in 1999.

Bill and Beth Smith recently returned from Washington D.C., where they attended the Veterans of Foreign Wars Community Service Conference and banquet honoring the Voice of Democracy winners, also the Boy Scouts, Eagle Scouts, EMT and Firefighters, Law Enforcement, Citizens, Art and Teachers of the Year.

Marilyn Luce and Don Rietsch hosted a pizza supper last Tuesday in the Joe Rietsch home with guests Leta Brunkhorst, Elmer and Edna Keiser and Rich and Janet Keiser and boys. Later they went to Heritage to have cake and ice cream with Joe Rietsch, especially for Marilyn’s birthday. Ken and Barbara Smith and Maressa joined them there.

Precip for the week: 1.12 inches; for 2001: 3.34 inches. High for the week: 66° on April 14; low: 29° on the 14th.

25 years ago this week

April 17, 1986

Relentlessly high winds of 50 to 55 mph caused considerable soil and property damage Monday.

Owner Jerry Horton announced the Jack and Jill Store will close in a few weeks.

Lue Carlson and Maryan Rider were honored as 50-year members of the local chapter of the Order of the Eastern Star at a dinner preceding the meeting. Mrs. Carlson was also recognized as she was celebrating her birthday and also as a member for 64 years.

John Oliver of Scottsbluff stopped to visit his mother, Grace Oliver, Saturday. He had been to Kearney where he received a plaque for his service to the FBI.

Mr. and Mrs. Harry Tatum of Julesburg, Colo., and the Dick Baumfalk family of McCook were Sunday dinner guests of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Baumfalk. They all attended the 60th anniversary open house for Mr. and Mrs. Bill Dicke that afternoon.

Precip for the week: .02 of an inch; for April: .72 of an inch; for 1986: 1.86 inches.

Grain Markets: wheat-2.73/bu.; corn-2.30/bu.; milo-3.40/cwt; soybeans-4.80/bu.

50 years ago this week

April 13, 1961

Wauneta had a total of 20 inches of snow over a three-day period during the week.

Mr. and Mrs. W. E. Skelton took a car load of boys to the FFA convention in Lincoln last week.

Mr. and Mrs. Harlan Stock and girls and Miss Trudy Welchs spent Easter Sunday with Mrs. Stock’s mother, Mrs. Vida Sweet. Monday afternoon they attended the capping exercises where Judy Stock and Trudy Welchs were capped.

The ‘Sob Sisters’ Club met Wednesday evening in the home of Mrs. Myrtle Hoff for dinner and an evening of canasta.

Mr. and Mrs. Dale Theobald and daughters of Powell, Wyo., spent the Easter weekend with parents, Mr. and Mrs. Lee Kitt. Easter Sunday a family dinner was held in the Emerson Schwenk home with guests, Mr. and Mrs. Dale Theobald and daughters, Mr. and Mrs. Dean Kitt and boys, Mr. and Mrs. Neil Kitt and family, Mr. and Mrs. Leland Kitt and boys and Mr. and Mrs. Lee Kitt.

Precip for the week: .75 of an inch; for 1961: 2.70 inches. High for the week: 66° on April 4; low: 8° on April 9.

75 years ago this week

April 8, 1936

A total of 164 ballots were cast at the village and school elections last Tuesday. E. M. Carpenter and C. Rob’t Carlson were elected to the village board and A. W. Hoff and C. Rob’t. Carlson to the school board.

C. E. Johnston will soon erect a funeral home on his lots one block east of Main Street. He and Nelson Burham drove to Hastings and Grand Island looking for ideas for the new building Sunday.

Viola and Otto Nordhausen returned Monday of last week from New York City where they had spent the winter.

Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Harrison and family and Mr. and Mrs. James Harrison and family were Friday evening visitors at the W. J. Harrison home and were treated to ice cream.

100 years ago this week

April 13, 1911

The citizens responded to the call made by the Fire Company to attend their chicken pie supper. There were more than the boys expected but there was ample provisions for all. The receipts were $36.50.

Would it not be a good idea if we would set a day to clean up our streets and allies­? Frank McCallum is building an up-to-date garage by his residence. He will have a turn table in the building so he can turn his car.

The traveling sign writer certainly did a nice job of lettering on Van Scyoc & Ryan’s barn. He also painted a landscape on the front of the building representing the falls, river, trees and a house, horse etc. on the same.

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Thursday, 07 April 2011 14:56

10 years ago this week

April 12, 2001

Rick and Cindy Einspahr and Kayla and Esther Einspahr spent the weekend in Crete where they visited Rogan and Jennifer Einspahr and Brad Jenny and attended the Collegiate Chorale performance on Palm Sunday. Rogan is a member of the Chorale.

Carey and Sarah Harrison attended the mortarboard ceremony in Lincoln over the weekend where Jessica McKillip became an alumni of the honorary organization and Austin McKillip was inducted as a mortarboard member for his senior year.

Bob and Sharon Walgren accompanied by Evelyn and Don Kanost of Broomfield, Colo., drove to Leesburg, Ga., to visit Maxine and Marvin Kimble, joined by Lucille and Bob Newman of Leesburg, Fla., and Jim and Lois Newman of Atlanta, Ga. There were 28 guests of Mr. and Mrs. Dennis Van Matre on Sunday to visit Bob and the three sisters, Maxine, Evelyn and Lucille.

Ruby Ham, Lucille McBride, Ila Widger and Marge Hanna accompanied Diana Ham to Stratton Sunday evening where they attended the Easter Cantata, “Praise The Risen Lord,” featuring a 13 voice choir and eight member handbell choir at the Stratton Christian Union Church.

Stacee Wright celebrated her birthday Friday evening with a roller skating party at Grant. Bryn Vapenik, Laura Barger and Jennifer Holmes were overnight guests.

Rodney and Joy Wheeler took her parents, Ann and A.J. Knickerbocker, out to eat last Thursday on their 54th anniversary.

Precip for the week: .56 of an inch; year to date: 2.22 inches. High for the week: 69° on April 6 and 7; low: 36° on April 7.

25 years ago this week

April 10, 1986

Dennis Wentz of Loup City was hired as superintendent of Wauneta Public Schools for the 1986-87 school term.

Six local men will be performing with the Prairie Statesmen Chorus at the annual barbershop performance in McCook Saturday. John Thompson of Wauneta will be one of the three directors. Other barbershoppers include Paul Kitt, Jim Lucas, Al McCrumb, Reinhold Gloy and Bernie Steinert.

Four Wauneta Cub Scouts received T-shirts at the Tuesday night pack meeting for collecting over $25 for the Heart Fund. Cub Scouts were Ryan Jones, Scott Todd, Steven Todd and Matthew Nordhausen.

Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Winkelman of Imperial and Mr. and Mrs. Bob Hardy were Thursday afternoon coffee guests of Mr. and Mrs. Dick Nordhausen.

Mr. and Mrs. Floyd Greeley and Mr. and Mrs. Harold Spady of Imperial were Saturday evening dinner guests of Gary and Dawanna Greeley at Imperial to honor Kerri Greeley on her birthday.

Precip for the week and April: .70 of an inch; for 1986: 1.84 inches.

Grain Markets: wheat-2.88/bu.; corn-2.28/bu.; milo-3.40/cwt; soybeans-4.77/bu.

50 years ago this week

April 6, 1961

Thirty trees have been planted at the 20-acre Village Park with the ground leveled for seeding. The new swimming pool is nearing completion and 84 nursery trees and shrubs are to arrive April 15 for planting.

Russel Polly and Orville Hamilton were elected to a 2-year term as village trustees, and will serve with Raymond Maxfield, Jack Maddux and Bernard O’Neil.

Mr. and Mrs. Elwyn Krausnick entertained 30 MYF members at a breakfast in their home following the Easter sunrise service at Imperial.

Rev. Ernst performed baptismal services for Shelia McCrumb and Karen Krausnick, daughters of Mr. and Mrs. Al McCrumb and Mr. and Mrs. Dale Krausnick.

Friday evening Mrs. Walter Wheeler and Miss Millie Ingold attended the Easter Cantata at Imperial.

The Boy Scouts and leaders Fred Heldenbrand and Larry Morgan went on a camping trip at Enders Lake. Scouts going were Larry Kitt, Jack Fanning, Doug McCallum, Steve Applegarth, Jim Crapson, Donald Polly, Dan Jeffries, Jack Legg, Gerald Legg, Kelly Nordhausen, Orville Erickson, Eddie Arenz, Jay Fanning, Dick Buffington, Marlus Prior, Mike Ough, Neil Christensen and Raymond Gunderson.

Precip for the week: .33 of an inch; for 1961: 1.95 inches. High for the week: 64° on April 3; low: 24° on March 30 and April 1.

75 years ago this week

April 1, 1936

Bert Maxfield is adding a new warehouse to his mill, making room to properly age his flour. He will also add new processing equipment to make chick and laying mash.

Mr. and Mrs. E. S. Adamson and Mr. and Mrs. Forest Peters were Sunday dinner guests of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Maris.

Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Redfield and family and Mrs. Bertha Lorance called at the W. J. Harrison home Saturday evening.

Miss Ruth Thomas was a guest of Neva Cocklin at a waffle supper Wednesday evening.

Mr. and Mrs. G. J. Hancock spent Friday and Saturday in Scottsbluff on American Legion business.

Local Markets: wheat-.82; corn-.57; cream-.24; eggs-.12-.13; hens-.14; roosters-.07.

100 years ago this week

April 6, 1911

The rural mail route No. 2 has been ordered established. This route runs south.

W. C. Higley has a new sign on the front of his building.

The farmers are feeling good about the fine rain and snow that fell Monday.

Warren Buffington stayed Saturday night with his uncle, C. A. Nesmith, and family.

Wauneta is up-to-date with everything, even Western Union messages. C. E. Winger sent a message for Charlie Rosin to Alliance, Neb., via Denver and got an answer in 28 min.

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Thursday, 31 March 2011 14:41

10 years ago this week

April 5, 2001

For the eighth year Wauneta has been named a Tree City USA by the National Arbor Day Foundation. This year efforts will focus on landscaping at the main street gazebo, funded by donations made to the Wauneta Community Foundation and spearheaded by Chamber members and local volunteers.

Six Wauneta-Palisade FFA members will receive their state degrees at the convention in Lincoln over the weekend. The six seniors are Clinton Barger, Krystle Christner, Joy Wolcott, Eric Padilla, Justin Kerchal and Clay Majors.

Jack Maddux was honored with the W.R. Chapline Land Stewardship Award at the Society for Range Management’s 54th annual meeting held in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii, in recognition for proper range management and supporting disciplines and for sharing his knowledge with others.

Tina Grosbach, Marcia Rider, Alberta Grosbach and Lois Wine attended a Disaster Child Care Training session at Windsor, Colo., Friday and Saturday.

Saturday Brian and Rhona O’Neil, Brittany and Brandon and Gary and Rochelle Wieman of Lincoln took their parents, Richard and Lois Greeley, to the Eagles to celebrate their 40th anniversary. Joining them were Don and Laverda Loomis and Lavern, Elinor and Lynn Denker.

Dee Taylor, Lela Hamilton, Bonnie Hanna and Orpha Maris went to Culbertson to attend a 70th birthday party for their high school classmate, Joyce (Rouselle) Neuenschwander.

Seventeen ladies met at the United Methodist Church last Thursday and Friday mornings to work on ABC quilts for babies, completing 50 little quilts. Ten of the quilts were taken by Orville and Ila Widger to Blair to the Stan and Pat Yost to take to their daughter-in-law Lisa who works at the University Hospital in Omaha for the nursery there.

No precip. High for the week: 69° on April 1; low: 26° on March 28.

25 years ago this week

April 3, 1986

Joni Travis and Kelly Kitt were selected as Girls and Boys State representatives with Anita Wheeler and Eric Broadbent as alternates, sponsored by the Wauneta American Legion and Auxiliary units.

Medals and plaques were awarded to the top three Cub Scout winners in the pinewood derby competition. First place was awarded to Royce Flaming, second to Steven Todd and third to Ryan Jones.

Ruby Ham was surprised on her birthday when her friends brought cards to morning coffee at the cafe and enjoyed cake furnished by Judy Evers. Another surprise later in the day was daughter Sylvia arriving to spend the Easter weekend with her parents.

Twelve members of the Palisade Women’s Club dined together at Sailor’s Inn Tuesday evening to celebrate the club’s 37th anniversary. Later the group met in the home of Ruth Sutton for their business meeting.

Easter afternoon and evening guests of Steve and Nancy Noble and family were the Larry Yoder and Randy Yoder families and Rocky Yoder. An Easter egg hunt was the highlight for the children and all enjoyed an evening barbecue.

The first grade class visited the home of their teacher, Sharon Travis, on Tuesday to hunt Easter eggs the Easter bunny had left. Mabel Scriven was also present to watch the hunt.

March precip: .68 of an inch; for 1986: 1.14 inches.

Grain markets: wheat-2.86/bu.; corn-2.28/bu.; milo-3.40/cwt.; soybeans-4.87/bu.

50 years ago this week

March 30, 1961

The children of Mr. and Mrs. Ray Kitt held an open house in honor of their 50th anniversary Tuesday afternoon, March 28, a few weeks early as not all could be present on their April 24 date. The couple have five children: Ralph of Springfield, Ore.; Bruce of La Mesa, Calif.; Cloyd of El Cajon, Calif.; Kenneth of Wauneta and Mrs. Vilas Smith of Enders.

A dinner was held Sunday at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church for members of the confirmation class, Lloyd Wicke and Joan Brunkhorst, family, sponsors and friends. Ruth Haarberg was also a member of the class but did not attend the dinner.

Clarence Christner accompanied Mr. and Mrs. Jason Christner to Denver to spend the weekend. The Jason Christners were making the acquaintance of a new grand daughter in the Gene McDonald home. Clarence visited son Dean and family in Denver and his sister, Mrs. Harold Hughes, in Fort Collins, Colo.

Mr. and Mrs. Jake Tepley and Mary Ann were Tuesday evening visitors in the Merle O’Neil home.

Precip for the week: .27 of an inch; for 1961: 1.89 inches. High for the week: 74° on March 26; low: 22° on March 23.

75 years ago this week

March 25, 1936

Several of the neighbor ladies quilted for Mrs. Henry Busking last Thursday.

Mr. and Mrs. Marion Boyce and daughter Lila and Clair Rowley spent Sunday evening at the John Donze home and were treated to ice cream.

Kelly Petsch moved the house he bought from Mrs. Bertha Lorance to the Petsch farm to replace the house that burned.

A large group of relatives and friends met at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Roger Pflum Sunday to help Mrs. Pflum celebrate her birthday. They brought well filled baskets and all spent a happy day.

Twenty young people met at the home of Raymond Maxfield Friday evening. The evening was spent in a paper chase and a scavenger hunt afterwhich a delicious lunch was served by Mrs. Bert Maxfield.

100 years ago this week

March 30, 1911

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