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Wednesday, 18 September 2013 20:19

10 years ago this week

Sept. 18, 2003

BWTelcom hosted its back-to-school watermelon feed for students and teachers at the Wauneta Attendance Center last week.

Pastor James Lucas, former pastor at Redeemer Lutheran Church, Wauneta, now of Elkhart, Kan., has been called to active duty as an Army Chaplain.

Lynn and Wilma Keiser and Leta Brunkhorst travelled to Colby, Kan., Sept. 4 to see the Big Cooper Barn, Prairie Museum, sod house, church and 1930s farm house and had supper at the Northshore Marina, celebrating September birthdays.

Ed Haarberg of Villa Park, Calif., and Lynn and Darlene Haarberg visited Theresa Haarberg in Lincoln and met Lorris and Ruth Haarberg of Arapahoe for a visit and the game.

Iris Large took Edna Christensen to Lincoln over the weekend, Iris a guest of Leroy and Charlotte Large and Edna a guest of Neil and Diane Christensen. Edna attended an art show at the Kiechel Gallery of Fine Arts where 52 of Neil’s most recent paintings were on display with hors d’oeuvres and lunch served.

Three Chase County youths gained national recognition for their views expressed in essays written for the FFVF trip application. Their essays were among just 34 in the region which includes Nebraska, Texas, Oklahoma and Colorado, to receive the George Washington Honor Medal from the national Freedoms Foundation at Valley Forge organization. The youth included Abby Barger of Wauneta, Jed German and Jacci Burke, both of Imperial.

The names of two teachers, one from the Palisade Attendance Center and one from the Wauneta Attendance Center, were drawn and were recipients of $50 from the Wauneta Women of Today to use for extra classroom supplies. Teachers included Jan McClatchey at Palisade and Jennifer DeWester at Wauneta. Making the presentation was Gina Strand.

Precip for the week: .57 of an inch; for 2003: 20.36 inches.

High for the week: 83° on Sept. 12; low: 40° on Sept. 13.

25 years ago this week

September 15, 1988

First National Bank of Hayes Center President Van Korell said plans are to open a branch office in Palisade Sept. 19. The bank building has been purchased, along with some equipment and the land with some remodeling completed the past few weeks. Palisade lost its bank in March after the state banking department declared it insolvent.

Palisade’s business community got another boost when Kuglers opened a service station at the location previously operated by Bob Scott.

Jack Kerns of Riverside, Calif., was a guest of his sister, Audra Romine, last week. They were Friday supper guests of Bev and Harold Maris, joined by Mr. and Mrs. Junior Kitt and Donald Donze and had Saturday supper at the cafe with Harlan and Alice Stock.

Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd Stretch of Culbertson and Mr. and Mrs. Howard McHarness attended the National American Legion and Auxiliary convention in Louisville, Ky. They heard and saw President Reagan, Vice President Bush and Dukakis.

Dale Wicke and Bonnie Mohling travelled to Mesa, Ariz., last week where Bonnie will make her home.

Mr. and Mrs. Kevin Prior and girls of Grand Island were Labor Day weekend guests of Gordon and Ellen Prior.

Precip for the week: .06 of an inch; for 1988: 14.97 inches.

Grain Markets: wheat-3.60/bu.; corn-2.62/bu.; milo-3.90/cwt.; soybeans-8.00/bu.; oats-2.50/bu.

50 years ago this week

Sept. 19, 1963

Grand Openings this weekend — Sinner’s Paint and Body Shop’s 10th anniversary and completion of their new building; Steinert Agency and Breeze Books new offices and the premier showing of the 1964 Plymouth, Valiant, and Chrysler at Hamilton Garage, all held over the weekend.

The Eagle Scout award, the highest in scouting, was presented to Scout John Kitt Sunday morning during the church service at Mt. Zion.

Mrs. Grace Oliver left Saturday for Kimball to visit her son John and family. From there she left for Ontario, Calif., to visit her son, Jim, and family.

Mr. and Mrs. Ivo Pennington celebrated their 20th anniversary Saturday by entertaining friends, Mr. and Mrs. Al Carrigan and Rev. and Mrs. John Brooks.

A potluck supper was held Wednesday evening at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in honor of Rev. and Mrs. Schmidt on their 45th anniversary. The couple was presented a beautiful cake and a money tree.

The family of Lizzie Busking hosted a reception Sunday on her 80th birthday. Approximately 85 relatives and friends called during the afternoon and evening.

William Duncan of New York City was a Sunday overnight guest of Virgil Doetker. He was an Army buddy of Virgil’s and had just received his discharge at Fort Sill, Okla., and was en route home.

75 years ago this week

Sept. 1938

First frost of the season came Monday night with very little damage.

First football game Saturday night against North Platte Reserves. A squad of 38 boys out this year. Probable lineup: Victor Gestring, LE; Drexel Oyer, LT; Gene Moreland or Bill Kennedy, LG; Bruce Kitt, Center; Mike Gerih, RG; Truman Hohl, or Buster Terry, RT; Harold Maris, RE; Carl West or Jr. Kitt, QB; Marvin Athey, HB; Raymond Purdy, RH; Buster Van Cleave, FB. Others to see action: Vern Krausnick, Robert Bradley, Jack Sandman, Lloyd Harms, Reuben Barley; Edwin Kanost, Bill Benge, Marion Mathes and Lowell Grimm.

Boys tennis team will journey to Sidney Saturday. Jim Johnston, Billy Benge, John McDonald and Raymond Jussel comprise the team.

Mr. and Mrs. Bert Dimick and Mr. and Mrs. L. W. Ough are spending the week fishing in the lakes in the northern part of the state.

Mr. and Mrs. John Fortkamp and children spent Sunday with Mr. and Mrs. Bill Roschewski.

Local Markets: cream-.19; eggs-.18; hens-.11; wheat-.48; corn-.45.

100 years ago this week

September 18, 1913

Cox Merc. Co have located in the room in the rear of the Falls Bank.

C. E. Johnston has opened up an office in the Bratton building.

Tommy Stock is clerking for Higley.

The new water wheel at the mill is a dandy and a go-getter.

A. E. McCartney and wife arrived in town Wednesday afternoon from Cherry County where they had been viewing the land soon to be opened to settlement. They travel by horseless carriage — mule team.