Monday, October 25, 2010

   Haigler Elementary School Students kicked off the 3rd Annual Haigler Fall Tumbleweed Festival on Friday morning, October 22.  They decorated pumpkins for all the festival grounds and also decorated a fall Halloween tree for events to be held on Saturday, October 23.  Students and their teachers also enjoyed touring the Country Schoolhouse Museum.  The morning concluded with refreshments of Halloween cookies and punch.  Many of the students also attended the Festival on Saturday.
3rd Annual Haigler Fall Tumbleweed Festival---Great Day!

    Saturday, October 23, was a great day in Haigler!  The village was bustling with cars and people coming to attend the Festival events.  That morning, 10 garage sale sites and 14 families hosted garage sales throughout Haigler.  At 1 p.m. the barbecue began on the Country Schoolhouse Museum Grounds.  Joe and LaRue Jay of Laird, Colorado, had their cookers going for tasty hamburgers and hotdogs.  Baked beans, potato chips, and drinks were also on the menu.  Homemade pies and icecream were served in the Golden Inn Senior Center.  Musical entertainment throughout the afternoon was provided by The Garage Bunch of Burlington, Colorado.  LaVoine Smith, former Haiglerite, was a member of the band.  The schoolhouse bell rang for all the different events--treasure hunts, pinatas treats, free drawings for door prizes, and cake and dessert walks on the Maypole carousel merry-go-round.  Decorated tumbleweeds were on display and prizes awarded.  Be sure to drive by and see the lighted one still on display on the windmill--and also the peacock tumbleweed in the Haigler Cafe. 
     Maypole awards were presented to individuals who have made above and beyond contributions and support for the Country Schoolhouse Museum 3 year project.  This year's awards went to Mearl Richard of Benkelman, Nebraska; Steven and Jody Crouse and family (for donating the schoolhouse from their cornfield) and the Carlock brothers--Marv and Stan for their vision and endless hours of work on the project. 
     Weather cooperated, the fog and rain lifted, and sunshine was out for the afternoon.  Events concluded with a spook parade for kids of all ages.  At least 200 people from the tri-state area attended this year's festival.  Everyone had a great time.  Plan now to attend next year's festival in October, 2011.
Jim and Jerrie Wheaton went to Minden and Kearney this past weekend to visit their children.  They helped Adam and Stephanie with some house projects.  Brent also helped.  Then the whole family went out to dinner and played games. 
Wednesday Jerrie went to Cope and she and her mom did some painting for her uncle.  Jerrie and her mom also went to the Arickaree School where Clara has been walking.  They both walked and got some visiting in as well.
Jeannie Zuege of Hot Springs, SD is visiting Sophia Zuege and Laura Pearl Wall and other relatives and friends.  She enjoyed the tumbleweed celebration.
Sunday dinner guests in the Bob and MerryLu Simmons home were Dwight Wall, Jeannie Zuege, Mr and Mrs Jim Sandean and Quentin, Tonya, and Taya Simmons, Randy Perila Family and Laura Pearl Wall.
Albert Jr. and Ginny Zuege stayed with Sophia Zuege Friday night and returned home on Saturday.
Sylvia Bliss of Goodland, KS visited Sophia Zuege on Saturday and Sunday. She attended the Tumbleweed Festival on Saturday.
On Friday evening Sophia Zuege's guests were Eleanor Keller, Pauline Bates, Jeannie Zuege and Albert Jr. and Ginny Zuege.
Lyle and Beverly Pitts of Deshler, Nebraska were weekend guests of Stan and LaNeta Carlock at the Haigler White House.  They came to attend the Tumbleweed Festival.  The Pitts were recipients of the first Maypole Award for their efforts in getting the Maypole carousel merry-go-round for the Country Schoolhouse 67 South.

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Tumbleweed Festival this weekend

Haigler is the place to be on Saturday this week.

Garage Sales: Music by LaVoine Smith & his band, Treasure Hunts, Pinata Treats, Door Prizes, Cake Walks on the merry-go-round, Maypole awards and tour of the Country Schoolhouse.

Lots of old-fashioned fun!

Fire in Sainty

Some of you have heard about it, but thought I would tell your what we saw and heard today.  We were taking some recycling items to the recycle place yesterday and saw this really huge cloud of smoke over toward the airport - but decided it was at the "Good Samaritan Village"  the local nursing/retirement home here in town.  We found out that it was a HUGE fire that broke out in the attic of the home.  They had to evacuate all 48 residents.  Our good friends - Willard Zweygardt, Alvin Cox, Bill and Leone Krien and lots of other people that we know live there.   They were evacuated to the High School Gym, and they relocated to homes in Wray, Goodland, Atwood, Benkelman and Sharon Springs!  All the doctors and nurses in the area quickly went to help - as well as LOTS AND LOTS of neighborhood residents.   
Very exciting event for our little town.....
~Leah & Dwight Brewer

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Teepees To Soddies by E. S. Sutton - Reproduction

Reproduction Now available
By the
Dundy County Historical Society
8 ½ by 11 inch format approx. 150 pages

Send $20 check made out to
Dundy County Historical Society 
Attn: Shirley Mullanix
PO Box 511
Benkelman, NE 69021

Monday, October 11, 2010

Haigler's 3rd Annual Tumbleweed Festival

Haigler's 3rd annual Fall Tumbleweed Festival is coming soon--Saturday, October 23.  Watch for ads and fliers this week and next. Everyone is invited for a fun day of celebration.  There are no admission fees--just free will donations.

Schedule of events will include neighborhood garage sales from 9a.m.-noon MDT.  Maps will be available at "the station" on Hwy. 34. Barbecue begins at 1 p.m. at the Country Schoolhouse Museum grounds on Porter Avenue.  Homemade pies and ice cream will be served in the Golden Inn Senior Center.

Music throughout the afternoon is by LaVoine Smith and his Garage Bunch from Burlington, CO--and is a special entertainment you don't want to miss.  Treasure Hunts, pinata treats, door prizes, cake walks on the carousel merry-go-round,  maypole awards, and tours of the completed Country Schoolhouse Museum are other afternoon activities.

Bring your decorated tumbleweeds (fall-Halloween theme) to be displayed.  Prizes will be awarded.

At 3:30 p.m. the Tumbleweed/Spook Parade for kids (including adults) of all ages will begin in front of the Country School House Museum.  No motorized vehicles yet this year--but walkers, bicycles, tricycles, wagons, and pull floats can be entered.  Prizes will again be awarded.

The tents and tables will be up.  You might want to bring your own lawnchairs, too.

Regardless of weather, event will be held--so plan now to attend.

Monday, October 04, 2010

Haigler Happenings - October 4, 2010

A correction in the St Francis Herald needs to be made to last week's Haigler News.  It should have read "a very strong wind from the northwest passed between Dwight and Kim Faylor's home and Dale and Dode Faylor's home" instead of "between Dwight and Kim Faylor's homes."  Dwight and Kim have only one home.

There is a buzz of activity at Haigler's new grain storage facility.  It is beginning to receive the new corn crop and has a capacity of about 450,000 bushels. 

Sherri Morabito and Yvonne Clemons with foster son, Anthony, came from Burlington on Tuesday, September 28, to their parents, Dale and Dode Faylor's home.  They scraped and painted and did other repair jobs for their parents. 

Dale and Dode attended the Open House, 90th Birthday celebration for Ed Robinson at the Legion hall in Haigler on Sunday afternoon, September 19.  The event was hosted by his children and other relatives.

Tonya Simmons was honored on her Birthday Sunday, October 3rd, at the home of MerryLu and Robert Simmons.  Others present were Quentin and Taya Simmons, Mr. and Mrs. Pat Gallego and Laura Pearl Wall.  The completion of corn harvest was also celebrated.  The Simmonses had pizza supper with Laura Pearl Wall on Thursday to celebrate Bob's birthday.

Mel and Norma Fisher visited Mel's mother, Floy Fisher, Thursday afternoon.  Mel was taking a few days off the road to do some work on his truck.

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Haiglerites 90+

Haiglerites 70+

Haiglerites 1 - 69 (Some of these have moved past the 70 mark!)

  • Aaron Irwin - May 7th
  • Bernice (Smith) Douglass - February 15
  • CD Samler - January 19
  • Cal Freehling - November 29
  • Claudine (Wiley) Sterner - June 8, 1940
  • Dan Leinen - September 10
  • Dick Gregory - May 29, 1946
  • Elaine (Adams) Corkle - July 29
  • Eunice (Gregory) Richard - December 14, 1951
  • George Sharp - March 27
  • Glenda Smith - December 31
  • Janice Irwin - December 27th
  • Jerry R. Sampson - August 17
  • Joanie Henderson - January 2
  • Joann (Adams) Webster - March 5
  • Joie Brown - December 4
  • Joyce (Tucker) Lovenburg - Sep. 17
  • Karen (White) Lindell - June 13, 1946
  • Karen Harford - May 20
  • LaVern Smith - January 12
  • LaVeta (Smith) Blecha - January 12
  • LeNeta Carlock - May 7
  • LeeAnn Steinbeck January 30
  • Leone (Gregory) Carlson - January 27, 1943
  • Lloyd Douglass - March 18
  • Marlin Crouse - May 7
  • Mel Fisher - August 8, 1946
  • Paul Freehling - May 23
  • Sally Leinen - March 25
  • Sharna Richardson - January 15, 1959
  • Sherri Gregory - January 20, 1945
  • Stanley Carlock - December 12
  • Tim Steinbeck January 31

GOC Observers

  • Alice Gregory
  • Barbara (Dexter) Platon
  • Claudine (Wiley) Sterner
  • Dallas Adams
  • Dick Gregory
  • Don Harford
  • Evoi (Billy) Clark
  • Gail Harford
  • Gladys Freehling
  • Glen Childers
  • Hazel Daniels
  • Karen Harford
  • Leah (Gregory) Brewer
  • Leone (Gregory) Carlson
  • Lillian Mahon
  • Lillie White
  • Linda (Harford) Jones
  • Lloyd Douglass
  • Melba Harford
  • Myrna Oster
  • Posts about GOC
  • Ray Harford
  • Richard Gregory
  • Sam Clegg
  • Sherri Gregory
  • Veda Douglass
  • Virginia Harford

Flying Haiglerites

Haigler Twins

  • Haigler Twins
  • Laurene Rohn & Larry Crabtree
  • Marilyn and Gerrald Logan
  • Gail & Galena Roach
  • Kyle & Kaleb Greenwood
  • Ryan Jean & Lucas Walker Mildenberger
  • LuAnn Green Wall and LuRue Green Krutsinger
  • Edgar and Edna Williams - b. 1895
  • William & Stanley Palmer
  • Frank & Frances Tiff - (Shauer)
  • Fernando & Mahala Trembly - (McBride)
  • Donna and Dennis Workman
  • Marlene and Darlene Workman
  • Rodney and Ronney Workman
  • Rusty and Randy Flamig
  • Robert and Richard Ambrosek
  • Chase & Seth Barron (Grandsons of Delford Trembly)
  • Robert & Delbert Tucker (Alvie's)
  • Ali and Alvie Tucker
  • Albert and Elva Enfield
  • Natalie and Nicole Harford
  • Sharon & Shirley Williams
  • Lloyd and Floyd Smith
  • Jami and Joni Pevler
  • Stella and Zella (Altman) Wall
  • Janice & Julia Relph
  • Pearline and Pauline Freehling
  • Sharon Ruth and Sheila Louise Rose
  • LaVerne & Laveta Smith
  • LaVoine & LaVonne Smith
  • Elois & Elaine Adams
  • Dorothy & Donnie Brown
  • Carolyn and Marilyn Samson
  • Galena & Gail Collicott
  • Grand-daughters of Rae White
  • John "Keefe" and Kiara Grace Schorzman