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Thursday, 24 February 2011 16:07

10 years ago this week

March 1, 2001

Don Suda of Palisade was appointed to fill a vacancy on the Wauneta-Palisade school board on the resignation of Guy Rundback.

Wauneta native Thom Liebig is spending three months at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida helping to assemble the Mars Odyssey orbiter. Liebig is one of seven technicians deployed by Lockheed Martin astronautics in Denver to build the orbiter and has been working on the project for the last three years. The orbiter will search the planet Mars for signs of water and ice and will scan for radiation hazards to see if Mars is safe for human exploration.

Patricia and Dewey Sorenson of El Cajon, Calif., spent Sunday with Leona Paustian. They also visited Alvina Buffington, Ed Buffington, Orpha Maris and Laura Buffington.

Dale and Virginia Krausnick attended granddaughter Monica’s high school musical, “Lil Abner,” in Benkelman Saturday evening.

Don and Pauline Grosbach and Marlin and Lois Wine attended the Arts Council production of the Missoula Children’s Theatre performance of “Treasure Island.”

Precip to date: .07 of an inch. High for the week: 59° on Feb. 22; low: 17° on Feb. 25.

25 years ago this week

February 27, 1986

Fred and Maxine Heldenbrand were honored Sunday, Feb. 23, at an open house held at the Wauneta Legion building on their 50th wedding anniversary hosted by their four children and spouses: Rod and Nellie Heldenbrand, Kathy and Duane Jorgensen, Tom and Jan Heldenbrand and Rick and Jolene Heldenbrand.

Al and Emma Carrigan returned Friday from a month’s trip to California and Oregon, visiting the Robert Stephens family at Palmdale, Calif., and the Gary McAfees at Salem, Ore. Gene Carrigan met them in Denver and they a short time with him before coming home to Wauneta.

Guests of Otis and Beryl Knotwell for Sunday dinner were Carol Muths and Tony, Colleen and Dennis Goings, Brad and Billy Jo and Barb and Gordon Hinrichs. They observed Knotty’s Feb. 23 birthday, Carol’s on the 24th and Dennis’ on the 26th.

Esther and Laura Keiser of Denver, Colo., visited Mr. and Mrs. Henry Brunkhorst and Mr. and Mrs. Joe Rietsch Wednesday.

The Steve Noble family visited his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Earvin Noble in Albion over the weekend observing Steve’s birthday.

Mr. and Mrs. Bob Troudt and Mr. and Mrs. Rick Malcolm entertained the Wauneta girls basketball team Saturday evening.

Several families from the Hamlet area attended the 40th anniversary open house for Mr. and Mrs. Johnnie Howard at the Lutheran Church in Palisade Sunday.

Precip for February: .46 of an inch.

Grain Markets: wheat-2.75/bu.; corn-2.27/bu.; milo-3.40/cwt; soybeans-4.64/bu.

50 years ago this week

February 23, 1961

Four Waunetans, Alvin Knepper, Jack Maddux, Jess Webber and Walter Fox, consulted with Bureau of Reclamation representatives in Denver Tuesday, discussing the possibilities of building a transmission line from Imperial to allow the purchase of Bureau of Reclamation power to meet Wauneta’s critical power shortage.

The former S and W Oil Co., recently purchased by “Shorty” Hamilton, will be operated under the name of Hamilton Service and all gas and oil products will be offered.

Cathy Hanna placed second at the KNOP-TV spelling contest at North Platte, competing with 23 other fifth graders. She was eliminated in the 27th round by Doug Hansen of Elsie.

Burdette Melchert and Chester Graves of Hamlet attended a meeting in McCook Friday where Mr. Melchert received a high honor award for the county, raising 175.1 bu. of corn per acre on a five acre field.

Mrs. Bernard O’Neil and Carol, Cindy and Nik Sandman, Jeff Maxfield, Ruth DeHart, Nancy Stock and Ray Wilson spent Saturday in Lincoln on a student tour.

Coffee guests in the Fay Fanning home after the Senior Class play were Mr. and Mrs. Frank Fanning and family and Mr. and Mrs. Merle O’Neil and family.

Mrs. Lizzie Busking returned Tuesday from an extended vacation in Arizona and New Mexico. She accompanied Mr. and Mrs. Fred Bischoff.

No precip. High for the week: 64° on Feb. 17, low: 9° on Feb. 18 and 19.

75 years ago this week

February 19, 1936

The bridge in east Wauneta will be a reality according to word received from authorities. The funds have been allowed and as soon as details are arranged construction will begin.

From last Thursday noon til Monday the coal dealers were entirely out of coal and many coal bins around town were all too low for comfort when accompanied by zero weather. We are more fortunate than some as no one suffered. Three carloads came in Monday and coal was distributed according to the need.

Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Kitt and son are moving this week to Meriden, Wyo., where they will farm the Fred Petsch ranch. Gerald Wade, Leland Kitt, Irvin Kitt and Howard Stinnette were McCook visitors Friday.

Local Markets: wheat-.85; corn-.56; cream-.33; eggs-.21; heavy hens-.14; light hens-.14; cox-.07.

100 years ago this week

February 23, 1911

Wauneta should organize a commercial club.

A number went to Palisade to attend the good road meeting, among them were H. E. Athey, Jas. Miner and A. C. Grimm.

H. E. Curry has taken a homestead south of Elex Hanna and is building a large house on same.

Some of the snow of last Saturday is still on the ground. It has been 6 to 8 below. If it keeps on we will have some good ice yet.

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Thursday, 17 February 2011 15:51

10 years ago this week

Feb. 22, 2001

Eden Sunshine Club members Virginia Gauger, Lucille McBride, Joyce Schwenk and Verna Sandman met on Valentine’s Day for lunch at the Senior Center and then spent the afternoon in the home of Virginia Gauger.

Karl and Judy Polly went to Denver on Monday, the 12th, to meet Jon Polly who flew in from California to visit until Feb. 25. Eunice Bodeman and the Kip Polly family were supper guests of Karl, Judy and Jon on Valentine’s Day.

Kelsie Skelton and Sabrina Miller were Saturday guests of their grandparents, Dennis and Barb Miller. The group attended the play, “Cinderella,” in North Platte and then were overnight guests of Kenneth and Bonnie Erickson.

Jan and Gary DeWester met friends, Sharon and Merwin Jones of Goodland, Kan., and Cletus and Royetta Lockhorn of Wyoming in Broomfield, Colo., Saturday and Sunday to observe Sharon and Merwin’s 40th anniversary. Sunday they had brunch at “Karen’s in the Country.”

Joel and Julie Gockley, Kale and Lauren, Taya Northrup, Shay and Paige, Bill and Deb Sandman of Kearney and Dennis and Donna Gockley spent the weekend at Silverthorne, Colo., joined by Stacy Gockley of Fort Collins, Colo., and Lance, Stacy, and Alex Bauer of Kearney for part of the weekend. A sleigh-ride, skiing and a gondola ride highlighted the weekend.

No moisture. High for the week: 47° on Feb. 18; low: 6° on Feb. 14 and 15.

25 years ago this week

February 20, 1986

Todd Cox and Kris Polly, Wauneta High School seniors, were selected by the National American Legion Auxiliary to attend the March 20-23 seminars and activities at the Freedoms Foundation site at Valley Forge, Pa. Selection was made from essays written by high school youth on “Freedom - What it means to me.”

Mr. and Mrs. Ervin Kitt recently spent two weeks in Florida visiting Fern and Howard Stinnette at Marathon, touring the Keys and at Orlando visited Epcot Center, Disney World, Cypress Gardens and the Kennedy Space Center.

Guests of Mr. and Mrs. Bill Buffington to honor Janice Hewitt on her birthday, the 13th, were Alta Keating, Evelyn McGregor, Marilyn McCrumb, Berneta Steinert, Sharon and Sylvia Buffington.

Mr. and Mrs. Lavon Haarberg and Chelsea and Clairene Weimer were among those attending a carry-in dinner at Zion Lutheran Church Sunday in honor of Emma Haarberg’s 90th birthday.

Mindy Doetker was honored as queen of the sweetheart dance at Mid Plains Community College in North Platte Feb. 13, being selected by a vote of the student body.

Mr. and Mrs. Marlin Wine spent the weekend in Beatrice where they helped Lois’ mother celebrate her 95th birthday. Marlene Wine, George Chase and Elvin and Rachel Frantz, all of Topeka, Kan., also attended.

Precip for February and 1986: .46 of an inch.

Grain Markets: wheat-2.82/bu.; corn-2.27/bu.; milo-3.34/cwt; soybeans-4.68/bu.

50 years ago this week

February 16, 1961

Three Wauneta Boy Scouts, Jack Fanning, Donnie Polly and Michael Ough, were honored last Sunday at the Methodist Church by receiving the God and Country Award.

Miss Gloria Brunt was elected president of the all-board at the University Hospital in Omaha, being one of 160 nurse students who can sit with the mid-students and doctors.

Mr. and Mrs. LeRoy Jussel who recently purchased the Florence Johnston home, held open house for members of the Johnston family Thursday of last week.

Rev. and Mrs. M. L. Hegwood and girls were Tuesday guests in the Milton Hegwood home at Culbertson. The occasion was Rev. and Mrs. Hegwood’s wedding anniversary.

Mr. and Mrs. Al Peterson and children were in McCook Valentine’s night to celebrate her grandmother, Mrs. Grace Neville’s, birthday.

Mrs. Kenneth Ungles had a birthday coffee honoring Mrs. Darrell Barnes. The neighborhood ladies were guests.

Mr. and Mrs. Robert McBride entertained Sunday for Mr. and Mrs. Harold Anderson’s anniversary. Mr. and Mrs. Andy Anderson and Diana were also guests.

No precip. High for the week: 74° on Feb. 12; low: 16° Feb. 8.

75 years ago this week

February 12, 1936

Vernon Hungate was reelected superintendent of the Wauneta schools for the coming year. Next school year he will start his seventh year as instructor and his second year as superintendent.

Ennis Decker was reelected as grade principal. This is his seventh year here.

J. B. Engell and Delman, Mrs. Albrecht, Mr. and Mrs. Harold Moss and daughter were dinner guests Sunday of Mr. and Mrs. Tom Herbert.

Sunday dinner guests of Mr. and Mrs. Hal Fanning were Glen Christensen and Edna Metcalf.

It’s Monopoly now, at least that’s the news of the social set. The new game Monopoly which has taken the east by storm is rapidly gaining favor in Wauneta.

Local Markets: wheat-.85; corn-.55; cream-.33; eggs-.18.

100 years ago this week

February 16, 1911

Snow commenced falling early this morning still falling at press time with about 3 inches so far. The beauty of it is—that it’s not cold or windy.

Will Dudeck made a business trip to Lincoln this week.

Elex Hanna and wife visited Friday with Lawrence Dyes.

Miss Winnie Gibson arrived home Friday from a visit to St. Joe and Hastings.

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Thursday, 10 February 2011 16:08

10 years ago this week

February 15, 2001

Bob Carey and Marcella Herbert were crowned king and queen at the Valentine’s Day festivities at Heritage.

Wauneta-Palisade speech team took first place at the W-P speech invitational, capturing four first place finishes in nine categories with 36 medals overall. Other teams included Imperial, Benkelman, Sutherland, Wallace, Grant, South Platte, McCook, Twin Valley, Brady, Hayes Center and Lakeside Central.

Wauneta native John Oliver was unanimously elected into the Babe Ruth Hall of Fame at the Babe Ruth International Board of Directors annual meeting in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. Oliver has served as Nebraska’s Babe Ruth League Commissioner since 1974.

Annie and Adrianne Pursley hosted a tea party at their home Saturday with the theme, “Anne of Green Gables.” Guests Betty Erdman, Leta Brunkhorst, Charlene Pursley, Diana Ham, LaNeta Anderson, Gwen Bauer and Beth Kollmorgen came dressed for the occasion, complete with hats and gloves. They viewed excerpts of the musical production, “Anne of Green Gables,” starring Annie’s niece Katie Collier and tea and refreshments were served.

Les and Jan Houser took a bus trip over the weekend to see the Tri-City Storm and Omaha Lancers hockey game in Omaha, staying overnight at the Ameristar Casino Motel.

Nancy Mather had an uncommon traveler this week when a hot air balloon and its pilot landed south of Nancy’s farm. Upon greeting him she learned he was from Fort Collins, Colo., and was in a hot air balloon competition.

Precip for the week: .07 of an inch. High was 62° on Feb. 5 and 6; low: 3° on Feb.10.

25 years ago this week

February 13, 1986

Clarence Benge and Reva Wicke were crowned king and queen of the Home with Heart Jamboree at Heritage.

Judges for the Chase County Freedoms Foundation at Valley Forge selected Matt Green of Wauneta and David German, Jonneen Keil and Nancy Kelly, all of Imperial as the 80 percent winners with Joni Travis, first alternate and Trent Minneman as second alternate. Six other Imperial students were selected on a 25 percent scholarship.

Lavern, Elinor and Lynn Denker were guests of Rich and Lois Greeley at the Steak Out for supper last Monday for Lavern and Elinor’s Feb. 2 anniversary.

Myrtle Maris was honored Sunday at a reception for her 85th birthday held at the Grandview Retirement Center in Stratton.

Tracy Jones and Kirk Gates left Friday night by plane from North Platte with the National Guard for training at Las Vegas, Nev., returning home Monday evening.

Precip for week and year: .46 of an inch.

Grain Markets: wheat-2.79/bu.; corn-2.27/bu.; milo-3.34/cwt; soybeans-4.72/bu.

50 years ago this week

February 9, 1961

Ninety-year-old Mary Housman of Palisade recently sent a request to an Omaha newspaper columnist asking for “enough scrapes to finish her 50th quilt.” The mail during the following days brought enough material for another 50 quilts. She has received packages from nine states and over 300 of the packages also contained personal messages. She has shared her “deluge” of material with 15 other ladies. Mrs. Housman is the mother of Ilo Gage of Wauneta.

Jussel’s Champlin Service opened in Wauneta for business Wednesday morning. The new station was one of the major construction projects during 1960. Owner is LeRoy Jussel and Loren Egle will help with the operation.

Marc Rueter, son of Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Rueter, has been named winner of the Regent’s Scholarship to the University of Nebraska.

Sunday afternoon Patty Weber, Dorothy Smith, Kenny Smith, Beverly Hunt, Sharon Hewitt and Dennis Gockley were guests of Keith and Kent Buffington. They all went horseback riding.

Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Harrison returned Monday from an extended visit in San Marino, Calif., at the home of their son Mr. and Mrs. Will Harrison and family.

75 years ago this week

February 5, 1936

The town board will give people again a chance to vote for or against Sunday movies. A petition was presented to the board relative to this question. The date for a special election has not been decided.

On Friday evening Jan. 24 June McCallum accompanied Marvel Wheeler home and spent the weekend. Mr. and Mrs. Vern McCallum and Joy and Clinton and Mrs. Hugh McCallum took Sunday dinner at the Wheeler home.

Mrs. Bert Maxfield entertained the Happy Hour Club Wednesday afternoon. Mrs. T.J. McKnight and Mrs. Norella Fox were guests.

Mr. and Mrs. Obed Walker moved to the Fred R. Grimm farm east of town.

Local Markets: eggs-.17; cream-.31; wheat-.89; corn-.53.

100 years ago this week

February 9, 1911

Walter Pennington has put up a windmill on his place. He says the old gas engine gets tired by spells and that he thought best to use a little wind.

Mr. and Mrs.Cox went to Alma on Monday’s train.

Della and Ernest Morrison, Carrie Brown, Clara Kitt, and Fred Krausnick visited at E. G. Sewards after church Sunday, until League time.

Don’t miss the picture show Saturday night. Admission 10-20 cents.

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Thursday, 03 February 2011 16:19

10 years ago this week

Feb. 8, 2001

Lela Maris Hamilton, Bonnie Hanna and DeLores Taylor hosted a coffee at the Senior Center Wednesday morning for Norma Schultz, a former classmate, who recently moved back to Wauneta. Orpha Maris and Vivian Todd were also present. Several were unable to attend because of road conditions. They also had lunch at the Center.

Betty Carey, Marge Gates, Roberta Werkmeister, Alma Romine, Martha Lawless and Betty Hunt spent Wednesday morning at the Palisade United Methodist Church making ABC quilts to be distributed through the Nebraska Conference of United Methodist Women.

Twilla Denker and Karen Manker went to North Platte Saturday to see Alexa Krajewski perform with the Ogallala gymnastics team. Alexa received first place in her individual performance and the Ogallala team took first. They met Lisa Krajewski for lunch at the Brick Wall.

Sharon Maris and granddaughter Brittnae went shopping in McCook especially for Brittnae’s ninth birthday. She was an overnight guest of her grandparents.

Nadene Brass of Haysville, Kan., was a weekend guest of Reva Wicke. Saturday Reva and Nadene, John and Frances Lewis and Lois Kanost had supper at Jack’s Place in Imperial.

.11 of an inch of moisture was recorded for the week. High was 46° on Feb. 2 and 4; low was 13° on Feb. 1.

25 years ago this week

February 6, 1986

Rex Walgren’s taxidermy hobby has turned into a business. Starting with a class in McCook and then working with taxidermist Barry Johnson of Lamar his evenings are now filled with taxidermy work for his customers. He is one of about 175 taxidermists in the state and has sent his work to nearly all the southern states and California.

Brian, Leigh and Clay Majors were guests of grandparents Don and Bonnie Majors while their parents, Mick and Joyce, attended the National Wheat Growers Convention in Reno, Nev.

John Oliver and family were weekend guests of his mother, Grace Oliver. Their guests Saturday night to help Grace celebrate her birthday were Kenneth and Mae Frasier of Benkelman.

The year 1986 marks a century of ministry and service of the Palisade United Methodist Church in the Palisade community. Several events are planned to celebrate and commemorate this anniversary.

Mr. and Mrs. Darrel Cox enplaned from Denver, Colo., to Akron, Ohio, and spent Jan. 25-31 with their daughter and husband, Matt and Melanie Clark.

No precip recorded for 1986.

Grain Markets: wheat-2.75/bu.; corn-2.28/bu.; milo-3.34/cwt; soybeans-4.65/bu.

50 years ago this week

February 2, 1961

More than 2,000 persons took part in the three-day Grand Opening celebration of the Co-op IGA Super Market. Ken and Mary Morgan were presented with a special award plaque in recognition of the new store by IGA Supervisor C. E. Nelson of North Platte.

Velma and Eithel Wade announced the selling of S & W Oil. The station and building were sold to Hamilton Garage. According to “Shorty” Hamilton the storage building will be remodeled into a showroom and the station is undecided. Tank wagon and bulk station was sold to Jussel’s Champlin Service and the delivery truck to Co-op Oil.

A group of relatives and friends gathered in the home of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Fortkamp Saturday evening to celebrate their 57th anniversary.

Mr. and Mrs. Don Hyde and Dawn Annette arrived last Monday from Pueblo, Colo., and are guests in the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Fortkamp.

Mr. and Mrs. Gary Nordhausen and Wendi were dinner guests of the Dick Nordhausen family Sunday.

75 years ago this week

January 29, 1936

On Friday evening, the 24th, 50 guests helped Misses Helen Damrow, Elsie Bartels and Ida Damrow celebrate their birthdays at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Carl Bartels. Nine tables of pinochle were at play. After refreshments, a few selections were played by the band.

Mrs. V. B. Johnston assisted by Mrs. Verne Fisher, entertained at a six o’clock supper Wednesday in honor of Donna Fisher’s 14th birthday. After the supper the eight girls were taken to see the moving picture, “Whipsaw.”

Mrs. F. W. Krausnick and Mrs. Myron Williams entertained a number of ladies at a diminishing tea in the Krausnick home last Wednesday afternoon.

Mrs. Dan A. West and daughter Jo Anne returned recently from a visit with Mrs. West’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. A. D.

Campbell of Grand Island.

Mesdames H.C. Brown, T. L. Sturtevant, H.N. Crow and Flossie Kanost gathered at the home of Mrs. Elmer Kanost Monday to tie a comfort for the Methodist Hospital nurses home in behalf of the Kum-join-Us Sunday School class.

Local Markets: cream-.32; eggs-.17-.19; wheat-.90; corn-.53; hides-.07.

100 years ago this week

February 2, 1911

The wind took a little blow Wednesday. A regular old timer.

C.C. Morgan now has city water to the restaurant.

John Bodeman sold a span of mules last week to the horse buyer.

The boys got up a charivari party Monday night and gave “Dad” Moody a little fine music. They also called on Hawley Currey, John Green and Dorsey Resler.

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10 years ago this week

Feb. 1, 2001

Thirteen boxes with an estimated 650 pounds of books from the Wauneta and Palisade communities have been boxed and are awaiting safe traveling weather to be taken to the community of Oconto which lost its library in a Halloween tornado last year. The project was initiated by RanDee Barger, first grade teacher at Palisade with the help of Printha Fox, a Spanish teacher at W-P and school librarian.

Light snow Saturday night with 3-5 inches of accumulation and additional snow Monday night with wind gusts of up to 60 m.p.h. early Tuesday forced cancellations across the area including schools, ball games and meetings.

Toni Heimes of Wauneta was named Nebraska’s Outstanding Young Woman at the Nebraska Women of Today convention held in Kearney the past weekend. Heimes is an English teacher and speech and drama coach at W-P. She is the third Wauneta WOT nominee to receive the award, the other two were Michelle Harchelroad and Tina Kitt.

Don and Bonnie Majors took Elsie Becker out to eat Wednesday on her birthday, later enjoying cake and ice cream at Elsie’s.

Orville and Ila Widger visited the Sam Widger family at Kearney Friday and Saturday. Orville took grandson Zach to the Monster Truck races and Sam drove his dune buggy in the Tuff-Truck race, taking first place.

Jan and Tony Cribelli attended the League of Nebraska Municipalities Conference in Lincoln Thursday and Friday.

Precip for the week: .25 of an inch; for 2001: .52 of an inch. High for the week: 51° on Jan.22; low: 15° on Jan. 26.

25 years ago this week

January 30, 1986

Nora Fox turned 101 Friday, Jan. 24. Among her callers were her son Walter and Fern Fox. She’d had the flu so no special party was planned. She is a resident at Heritage and shares a room with Nellie DeHart.

Evelyn and Ronald Acton, Lois and Clyde Hoff, Emma and Homer Hoff and Mabel Scriven were Sunday Super Bowl guests of Rebecca Acton and Lanae Fitzpatrick who had just moved to a new apartment in McCook.

The Dennis Egle family were Sunday guests in the Dennis Gockley home for the Super Bowl game and supper.

Deb and Bill Sandman and family of Kearney spent the weekend in the Kenneth Denker home. Sunday, the Sandmans were honored on their 12th anniversary with dinner at Jack’s Place. Others present were Ken and Cleophia Denker, Shelly and Randy Yoder and children, Kerry Denker and Jack and Verna Sandman.

Viola and Elwyn Krausnick and Floyd and Delpha Nordhausen attended the ball games at Stratton Tuesday with the Dennis Egle family and were guests of the Egles after the game for birthday cake and coffee in honor of Floyd’s birthday.

The Gary DeWester family helped his grandmother, Lola Mullanix, celebrate her 90th birthday last week.

Grain Markets: wheat-2.80/bu.; corn-2.27/bu.; milo-3.34/cwt.; soybeans-4.74/bu.

50 years ago this week

January 26, 1961

The grand opening of the new Co-op IGA Super Market was set for Jan. 26-28. The site of the old Falls Hotel was purchased as the location of the new store. The old food store was built in 1944 for the purpose of operating a locker plant with a small supply of groceries maintained. The new store will have facilities for 130 lockers. Ken Morgan is the manager with employees Clarence Jones, Mary Morgan, Larry Morgan, Charlene Kitt and Joey Gerih.

Rev. Dale Becknell and family of Mansville, Wyo., are moving to Hamlet and he will be the new minister at the Hamlet Union Church. His first service will be Jan. 29.

Mrs. Robert Walgren entertained the ladies helping with the Polio Drive at a coffee in her home Monday afternoon.

Tuesday evening dinner guests of Mr. and Mrs. Harry Fanning and LaVerna, honoring Harry on his birthday were Mr. and Mrs. Frank Fanning and children, Mr. and Mrs. Walter Wheeler, Mrs. Eva Maddux and Sylvia Yost.

Thursday afternoon 12 neighbor ladies were guests in the Keith Kerchal home for coffee and a social get-together honoring Mrs. J. I. Kerchal.

Mrs. Edna Maxfield spent Friday afternoon with Mrs. Walter Wheeler helping her quilt. Others were Mrs. Leonard Dudek, Mrs. V. B. Johnston, and Mrs. Carl Widger. Miss Millie Ingold also helped quilt one afternoon last week.

75 years ago this week

January 22, 1936

Mesdames A. W. Hoff and J. W. Green will be the hostesses at the Library Saturday when a ten-cent lunch will be served to the public.

Mr. and Mrs. D. G. Wine, Mr. and Mrs. Lee Wine and Mr. and Mrs. Howard Stinnette and daughter visited at the J. P. Stinnette home Sunday.

Mrs. Normie Terry and children spent the weekend with Grandma Terry in Wauneta.

Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Kitt and son Bobby spent Sunday afternoon at the Sam Rowley home.

Mr. and Mrs. O. E. Walker and Mary Margaret spent Thursday in McCook where Mrs. Walker attended the school of instruction for business census enumeration of the 4th district. She will be the business enumerator for Chase County. The census is taken biennially and is used by the department of commerce for statistical purposes.

100 years ago this week

January 26, 1911

The town ice-house is being filled, but the ice is not of the best quality.

A. E. McCartney has rented the Geo. Mitchell farm on the south divide and will move thereon shortly.

Mr. John Metcalf is soon to move into their new house.

Mr. Doc Brannon has brought his horses home to eat up the stalks and other waste on the farm.

C. A. Nesmith butchered three hogs Tuesday. Geo. Smith and Earnest Morrison helped him.

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