10 years ago this week
October 28, 2004
Several ladies of the local Red Hatters attended the Christian Womens Club meeting in Wallace Saturday. Attending were Beryl Knotwell, Doris Ough, Ila Widger, Lois Hoff, Jackie Kennedy, Ethel Louch and Betty McCallum. Lucille McBride furnished music during the brunch and parade of red hatters.
Laveta Howard of Palisade and Marilyn Walker of Ogallala were among the group, “Southwest Nebraska Fun Timers,” going with Shorty’s Tours on their annual tour to Branson, Mo., the first week in October.
Ted and Carolyn Anderson observed their 46th anniversary on the 19th. They and Verna Anderson enjoyed supper at Imperial.
Lela Hamilton hosted a surprise birthday celebration at the Senior Center on the 20th for Phyllis Yoder’s 75th birthday with friends bringing cards and enjoying cake and coffee. Lela also observes a birthday on the 20th. Phyllis also received a cake delivered from daughter Melody and had lunch with daughter Nancy, son Randy and son Rocky of Russell, Kan., who surprised her. She spent the weekend in Russell with Rocky.
Aaron McKinney of Omaha and Amy and Jon Rozelle, Kelsey, Austin and Alexa of Sidney spent the weekend with Jim and Patsy McKinney. Jim, Aaron and Jon went turkey hunting.
Precip for the week: .25 of an inch. High for the week: 74° on Oct. 22; low: 37° on Oct. 24.
25 years ago this week
October 26, 1989
Wauneta’s Chateau Theatre will close after the weekend shows. The decision was made due largely to expenses exceeding income. It was uncertain whether the chamber would reopen it.
The local Brownies, leaders and some family members undertook a community service project Saturday afternoon, picking up trash along a 2-mile route in Wauneta.
Jan DeWester, Louise Stamm, Erma Wallace and Ruby Anderson travelled to Oklahoma, Oct. 11-17. Erma visited Barbara and Leigh Gage at Yukon, Ruby visited granddaughter Kathy Anderson at Duncan and Jan and Louise visited Teresa DeWester and Shari and Tony Brubaker at San Marcos and Wynona and Keith Springer at Lawton.
Bill Cooper went by chartered bus from McCook to Stillwater, Okla., Friday to attend the Nebraska-Oklahoma State game, returning Sunday evening.
Zora Sailors and Zella Kerchal attended the 4th annual State Twin Association convention in York Oct. 21-22. They won third place for being the oldest in their category of the 76 who registered.
Mr. and Mrs. Gene Harchelroad visited daughter Debbie and Jim Kemp, Phillip and Patrick in St. Louis Oct. 8-15.
No precip for the week: for 1989:14.15 inches.
50 years ago this week
Oct. 29, 1964
Bill Winscot was elected president of the Wauneta Commercial Club; Don Majors, vice president and LeRoy Jussel and Wilbur Larson, board members.
Dennis Gockley returned to Okinawa early in October after nearly two months on stand-by alert in a convoy of ships anchored off the coast of Viet Nam. After returning to Okinawa he was among a group chosen to spend five days at the Olympics in Tokyo.
Family of Mrs. Minnie Christner gathered at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Clint Bowersox in Palisade to help her celebrate her 89th birthday. Attending were Mrs. Blanche Suhling and husband of Kampsville, Ill.; Rev. and Mrs. Ben Christner, Boulder, Colo.; Mr. and Mrs. Clint Bowersox; Mrs. Ruth Schwenk and husband, Hastings; Mrs. Greta Lapp and husband, El Cajon, Calif.; Mrs. Erna Pietenpol and husband, Lincoln, and Mr. and Mrs. Bob McBride.
Mr. and Mrs. Sam Rowley accompanied their daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Joe Starr back to their home in New Beach, Calif., for an extended visit.
Palisade homecoming royalty: king and queen: Merrell McClatchey and Dianne Werschke; honor attendants: Doris Silver and Boyd Bechtold; senior attendants: Lynette Carter and Bob Wright; junior attendants: Judy Curtis and Alan Phares; sophomore attendants: Joyce Busking and Craig Spencer; freshman attendants: Barbara Phares and Riley Mintling.
Miss Nola Wicke, a nurse at the Lutheran Hospital in St. Louis, is spending her vacation with parents, Mr. and Mrs. Henry Wicke.
75 years ago this week
Nov. 1, 1939
Except for soapy windows, misplaced signs, there was very little damage Halloween night.
About 35 friends and neighbors of Truman Kitt gathered at his farm Tuesday afternoon with teams, trucks and willing hands to gather in corn, stack his cane and top his milo.
A pheasant hunting safari trekked into the wilds of Perkins County last Thursday for an all-day hunt at the Hal Fanning ranch. The party included Mr. and Mrs. Russell Bodeman, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Grimm, Mr. and Mrs. D. C. Harvey, Mr. and Mrs. John Green and Mr. Walter Oliver. They enjoyed a picnic dinner after tramping the fields and returned home with several birds.
About 25 friends and neighbors gathered at the Josh Johnston home Monday evening for a house warming. Chinese checkers were played after which lunch served. The Johnstons were presented a gift.
Scoutmasters, assistant scoutmasters and committeemen entertained 20 boy scouts at a pheasant dinner Tuesday evening at the church parlors.
100 years ago this week
October 29, 1914
The Burlington crew is here erecting the new water tank.
John and Geo. Metcalf’s father died in England Sept. 13 and they received word Oct. 22.
Fannings are threshing this week. Mrs. Tom Stinnette is helping Mrs. Fanning cook for threshers.
Pribbeno Bros. are hauling corn to Enders this week. 91¢ per bu.
C.E. Johnston went to Omaha Saturday to buy a car of buggies.