50 years ago
october 27, 1966
A Sunday night break-in and robbery at the Goessel Post office netted the thieves money orders, stamps, cash, and machines, the total value of which could reach near $20,000. This represents the largest single loss by robbery in the county in many years, reports Sheriff Ezra Bernhardt.
Eight employees of St. Luke Hospital were honored at a buffet dinner in the hospital cafeteria Oct. 20. Those recognized for 10 years of service were Bula Good, Katharin Roberts, Esther Sanders, and Linda Stenzel. Jerome Ford, Loretta Knoblock, Billie J. Wheeler, and Mae White were recognized for 5 years service.
Don Bredemeier, son of Mr. and Mrs. Dick Bredemeier, has been declared a zone winner by Ford Motor Co. in the big punt, pass, and kick competition, according to Gerry Harris, local Ford dealer. Don won in the 11-year-old category and will go to Kansas City this Saturday to compete on the district level against other zone winners.
Willie’s Dairy Queen, operated by Will and Juanita Helmer, will close Oct. 31 for the winter months, but will open again in the spring.
The anniversaries of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Steiner, 31 years; Mr. and Mrs. Albert Makovec, 28 years; Mr. and Mrs. Lou Vinduska, 20 years; and Mr. and Mrs. Robert Makovec, 3 years, were jointly celebrated Saturday evening at the Pilsen parish hall.