Shades of Yesteryear, Issue 10


February 27, 2013

Greeley County longtime 4-H leader Mildred Waldren has been selected as the recipient of the “Salute to Excellence” Lifetime Volunteer Award for the North Central Cooperative Extension Region.

The Burger Bar, one of Tribune’s longest-standing restaurants, will celebrate its grand reopening on Monday, March 4.

Don’t stay behind on March 2 – join your friends and neighbors for the Saturday morning SeussaPalooza! Scheduled from 6-10am at the VFW, SeussaPalooza will feature a variety of activities for kids and adults alike. A free-will donation breakfast, featuring green eggs and ham and biscuits and gravy, will be served.

More than 4,450 undergraduate students at the university of Kansas earned honor roll distinction for the fall 2012 semester. Area honorees are as follows: Celine Govert, Jacob Govert, Kaman Schneider, and Adam Smith, all of Tribune.



February 26, 2003

Stan Clark, Gary Hayzlett and Ralph Ostmeyer met with Greeley County residents and answered questions about the state’s cutting demand transfers, the possibility of a one cent sales tax increase and that there are too many sales tax exemptions -- $2.9 billion worth – but no one wants to lose his or her particular exemptions.

About 25 members of the Enterprise Facilitation Board met last week in Tribune. Counties involved in the project are Greeley, Kearny, Lane, Scott, Sherman and Wichita. Attending for Greeley County were Doreen Mangold, Gary DuPree, Jan Epp, Dwayne Bond and Marj Hornbaker. Cindy Schneider was absent.

Sheriff’s cadets are Levi Evans, Casey Wolfe, Andrew Reuber, Alex Gentry and Tammi Stone.

Ethel Hetzel and Evelyn Schneider celebrated their February birthdays at the senior center. 



February 24, 1993

Funeral services for Claude and Gloria McGinness, who died in an auto accident in Scott County, were held Feb. 19 in the United Methodist in Tribune. Rev. John Bland and Rev. Michael Underwood officiated.

Greeley County has some record‑breaking weather. Tribune weather station reported 21 inches of snow since January 1 and 16 inches in November and December making total of 37 inches.

Mr. and Mrs. Merle Crockett returned Feb. 15 from a trip to Wichita, and reported that the Greeley county roads were the best they encountered all the way home, and there appeared to be more snow at the time here.

Three FFA students left early Saturday morning for the public speaking contest held at Dodge City. Those students accompanying Mr. Vandike were: Brandilyn Davidson. Jon Kleymann, and Justin Nolan. Brandilyn placed 6th and the team placed 7th overall.



Feb. 24, 1983

The teachers were taught at the in‑service workshop Wednesday afternoon, conducted by. Dr. Judy McEneny, of Fort Hays State University.

Bobbi Wegener gave a talk to the YWCA and members, about the years she and her husband spent in Japan.

The GCHS speech and drama team placed 4th in a field of 12, at Johnson this past week.

Thirty guests and members gathered at the Towner Community Hall to help the Towner Lions club celebrate their 30th anniversary.

The Plainview boys varsity basketball teams picked up two league wins at Karval.



Feb. 22. 1973

Mrs. Mary Melton has been hired to fill the vacancy at the Extension office caused by the resignation of Mrs. Betty Dean Nutt.

Gas is reported found at Greeley County test wells. 

Many awards were given at the Cub Scout banquet. Cubmaster Harry Trigg presided at the program.

Marlen K. Simpson and Melven 0. Kuder, Jr., were married Feb. 10, at Talmage, with Rev. Dennis Kuder, brother of the bridegroom, performing the ceremony, in the United Methodist church in which he is pastor.



March 3, 1963

Fire destroyed a trailer house shed at the Perry Ruhs home in the northwest part of Horace.

Janet Taylor and Verna Shepherd served as pages in Topeka, in the House of Representatives.

Richard Grubb was elected president of the Explorer Scout post.

Tom Warren Holland is the new grandson of Mr. and Mrs. Francis Shepherd and Mr. and Mrs. R.W. Holland of Tribune. His parents are Mr. and Mrs. Walter Holland of Pampa, TX.

Open house was observed Feb. 24 from 2 to 4 PM in the home of Mr. and Mrs. E. Henry Helm on their 40th wedding anniversary.

Mr. and Mrs. Luther Keith went to Denver where Mr. Keith expected to receive medical treatment.

Mr. and Mrs. Harold Fankhauser were surprised when 45 neighbors and friends honored them with a housewarming.

Nine from Tribune are students at Ft. Hays Kansas State College. They include William W. Davison, Bonnie J. Brunswig, Delbert W. Martin, Evalyn M. Hoffman, Edwin W. Hampton, Bill L. Trent, Virginia G. Woods, Fredrick C. Hamann and Ray A. Rexford.

Dr. and Mrs. Donald Goering went to Ogden, Utah. Mrs. F.W. Rigg of Hannibal, MO, mother of Mrs. Goering, was staying with the two Goering daughters in their parent’s absence. 



Feb. 25, 1943

Old files are being made into knives for U.S. soldiers in the South Pacific war zones, at the vocational training school in Grand Junction, CO.

The old barn at the Thelma schoolhouse is being remodeled this week to store the school bus.

Dale Berg is planting barley and spring wheat this week.

Cecil K. Higgins has a gilt which this past week had 16 pigs.

Mr. and Mrs. E. Henry Helm celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary Sunday afternoon at the Lutheran church and families had a bas­ket dinner at noon.

We can almost hear the wheat growing these days. Everyone is hoping for a bumper crop.

Fern Byerly spent the weekend with home folks, as did Owen Sleigh, both going back to school at Hays Sunday night.

Marriage vows were read Sunday for Ocie Alice Taylor and Sgt. John Neuschwander.



Feb. 21, 1913

Miss Ella Star, of the Scott City Republican, is acting cashier in the bank, in the absence of Mr. Rochester.

Dr. McGinnis reports a boy born to Mr. and Mrs. Milton Zimmerman Feb. 17.

Mr. Record’s well has been put in commission again and is throwing water to beat the fire.

Miss Rosa Boatman came in from Palco to visit her sister, Mrs. A.J. Ross.

Geo. Stienbarger, A.N. Rochester, and W.M. Glenn, are attending Masonic Grand Lodge at Wichita. 




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