Times Past

85 Years Ago Oct. 12, 1938


October 5, 2023

(Herald file photo from Thursday, Oct. 6, 1988)

1988 WHEAT KING Leland Seger, right, and 1988 Irrigated Corn King Glen Michael.

85 Years Ago

Oct. 12, 1938

Members and friends of the Fairfield Evangelical Covenant Church will take part in a Golden Jubilee this week, which will celebrate the 50th anniversary of the church's organization.

Philorado News - Wilbur Hohn and Harvey Gall left for Hillrose Monday morning to truck beets.

Bryant News - Those who attended the Corn Festival in Haxtun Wednesday were Mr. and Mrs. George Weers and family, Mr. and Mrs. Lee Myers, Mr. and Mrs. Andrew, Nordholm, Mrs. Clara Freemyer and children, Mr. and Mrs. Dan Stauffer and family, John Lund, Mr. and Mrs. S.H. Wengert and son Bud, Mr. and Mrs. J.H. Wengert, Mr. and Mrs. Carl Lundgren and children, Pete Ericson, Mr. and Mrs. Ed Holmes and family, and Mr. and Mrs. Frank Freemyer and family.

70 Years Ago

Oct. 14, 1953

At the Rialto Theater: Friday-Saturday, "The Atomic City"; Sunday only, "The Farmer Takes a Wife"; Monday-Tuesday, Jose Ferrer in John Huston's "Moulin Rouge"; Wednesday-Thursday, "Come Back, Little Sheba."

Dailey News - The Farmerettes HD Club elected officers: Mrs. Melvin Spanjer, president; Mrs. Stanley Kennedy, vice president; Mrs. Eldon Scheel, secretary; and Mrs. Amos Burton, treasurer. Mrs. Eldon Scheel and Mrs. Stanley Kennedy were excepted as a new members.

Intestinal influenza hit the Haxtun area this week with an estimated 20 percent of the people suffering from the sickness in various degrees of intensity. Dr. Doris M. Benes urged families to keep dishes of those suffering with the flu separate, sterilizing them after every meal and drying them with separate dish towels.

45 Years Ago

Oct. 12, 1978

Melisa Jo Dodd and Samuel Wolever were united in marriage on Thursday, Aug. 24, at 7 p.m. in the Assembly of God Church in Fleming. The Rev. Gary McEhlany officiated at the double-ring ceremony.

Spotlight on the players: Football players of the week are Haxtun, Norm Tanner; Fleming, Tom Burton; Holyoke, Mark Whittaker. Volleyball players: Haxtun, Shelly Burton; Fleming, Gina Kirkwood; Holyoke, entire team named.

Fleming cheerleaders: Sharon Dreier, Julie Brownell, Patti Bornhoft, Kendra Morison, Jody Lambert and Sandy Dreier.

Clarkville and Wages News - Mr. and Mrs. Billy Oliver of Holyoke were dinner guests on Sunday of Mr. and Mrs. Bill Fryrear.

30 Years Ago

Oct. 13, 1993

The Frenchman RE-3 Board of Education has canceled its election for this year. Denise Schaefer and Gary Schmidt registered for the only two openings. Other board members: Leo Brekel, president; Gary Schmidt, vice president; Bob Vandenbark, secretary; and Leonard Mari, treasurer.

Scott McBee, undersheriff with former sheriff Richard Potter and acting sheriff, was appointed as the new Phillips County Sheriff on Thursday, Oct. 7, by the Board of Phillips County Commissioners. Potter tendered his resignation on Sept. 30 for personal reasons.

The administration of the Haxtun Hospital District announced that the Haxtun Hospital District Nursing Home has been renamed the Heritage Living Center. A new slogan was also announced: "A Small Hospital With A Big Heart."

Year-end awards were handed out following the last Triple R gymkhana Oct. 3: Most cumulative points in age groups, Grady Groshans, Cody Bamford, Chad Bamford and Don Vocu. Reserve: Garrett Groshans, Nicole Thomas, Robin Salvador and Melinda Groshans.

10 Years Ago

Oct. 9, 2013

Phillips County 4-Hers hosted the annual achievement program Sunday in Holyoke at the event center. Nicholas Ortner, 4-H Council President, welcomed members, parents and special guests to the event that kicks off 4-H week in Phillips County. Each year, local 4-H clubs honor an individual for their work to better the 4-H program and Phillips County. This year, Jeff Plumb earned the 2013 Friend of 4H award.

Youth from Phillips County will join others across the nation by celebrating 4-H this week. Locally, there are 94 active members in five clubs throughout the county.


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