10 Years Ago
City Administrator Chris Anderson reports extensively on the reasons behind a projected 25% increase in the cost of heating gas to city customers. The biggest reason for the hike: a $14 per unit cost as compared to $3.50 per unit last year.
After 13 years on the job, PA Bob Reilly leaves Lone Tree Medical Associates for a similar position at the Ord hospital.
20 Years Ago
Ten-year-old Eronne Golgert of Central City, who copes with hydrocephalus-induced seizures and has undergone three brain surgeries, earns this year’s Inspirational 4-H Award.
The Clarks Blue Bombers, coached by Jacki Knaub, hold off Palmer 15-12, 15-10 in a close match in Clarks.
30 Years Ago
Kathryn Blodgett, owner of the State Theater in Central City, announces that the film “Return of the Living Dead” will be the final film shown at the historic theater.
Funding for Central City’s proposed ethanol production plant takes a tentative step forward wiht the City Council’s pledge to commit matching funds from city coffers if it is granted a $250,000 Community Development Block Grant by the state of Nebraska.
40 Years Ago
A tractor-trailer driven by Michael Mattingly of Lincoln comes out second best when its 13 foot 9 inch height collides with the 13 foot Burlington overpass at Devil’s Slide 5 miles south of town.
A widening project begun in June is completed this week, and Highway 14 north of Central City is finally re-opened to through traffic.
50 Years Ago
At long last, a dream comes to fruition and hopes are realized with the completion of construction and the celebration of an open house at Central City’s new Merrick Manor retirement home.
The sophomore float—Let’s Buffalo the Huskies—takes first place in the CCHS Homecoming Parade.