10 Years Ago
A group of area medical professional sets up a Merrick County Coalition, tasked with explaining the provisions and requirements of the new Medicare Part D Prescription Drug Plan.
Dr. John Alschwede and wife Judy bring Mission of Mercy—a project that provides minor dental care to those with no dental home and no way to afford it—to Nebraska.

20 Years Ago
A memorial honoring members of the various branches of the U.S. military is dedicated on Veterans Day at the Merrick County Courthouse.
The CCHS Lady Bison make their first trip to the state volleyball tournament in school history when they travel to Lincoln to take on Mitchell in the first round.

30 Years Ago
Nebraska Governor Bob Kerrey visits Central City to take part in the annual Veterans Day Parade.
Tickets go on sale for “A Night of One-Acts,” featuring three plays performed by nine students under the direction of CCHS drama instructor Dawn Odwalt.

40 Years Ago
Charles Fricke, administrator of the Nebraska gasohol program, visits Central City with the message that a gasohol fuel mixture could provide a superior motor fuel and positively impact the state’s economy.
Paddock Siding Farm Service announces Dean Taake as their new manager of the facility west of Central City.

50 Years Ago
Forty-three neighbors donate their labor and their trucks to hold a picking bee for Al Rudolf and Elmer Suck during their respective recovery periods, Rudolf from major surgery and Suck after the amputation of his foot.
Staff Sgt Donald Johnson, son of Mr. and Mrs. Freeman Johnson of Central City, describes for his hometown paper his new life on the flightline with the 8th Aerial Port Squadron in Khe, Vietnam. His new office is a metal cargo container six feet high, six feet deep, and six feet wide.

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