From Our Files


10 Years Ago
Longtime Merrick County official Floyd Gorgen is honored by the American Legion and the County Board of Supervisors for his 36 years of service.
The Board of Supervisors settle on a plan to add an elevator and to increase courtroom space at the Merrick County Courthouse.

 20 Years Ago
Nebraska First Lady Diane Nelson comes to Central City to celebrate a reception in honor of the community of Central City and of the “Good Beginnings” program of Central City Family Support Services.
Central City High School art students and the Chamber of Commerce partner to place cartoon characters all around town with balloons and candy canes for all children and grownups.

30 Years Ago
Merrick County Extension Agent Darrell Siekman is elected vice president of the Nebraska Cooperative Extension Association.
Loose Staple Upholstery—proprietor Sherry Brockevelt—holds its grand opening in the former Foster Lumber Company building just north of Bested’s.

40 Years Ago
Don Skeen of Mid Plains Construction presents Merrick County board chairman Leonard Pelican with the keys to the brand, new 34-bed Long Care facility at Litzenberg Hospital.
Third District Congresswoman Virginia Smith speaks at a meeting on World Hunger at Central City High School. Smith is backed by a panel of local commentators, including Nora Lindner, Don Reeves, and Ken Mesner.

50 Years Ago
Central City football coach Ray Huggett is named to the coaching staff of the Shrine Bowl South High School All-Stars.
At a meeting of the Central City Council, a representative of the Union Pacific announces plans for the U.P. to merge with Rock Island RR.

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