60 Years Ago (1959)
On the Ashland floor Friday night, the Bluejays turned over a new leaf with the New Year by defeating Wymore 58-50. Booher potted five field goals. Top scoring honors were copped by John Schwenck who had 15 points.
A frame repair shed at the National Guard Camp burned to the ground Tuesday night. First reports to firemen had said it was the hangar that was burning. This would have been a far greater loss, as the hangar is a large building, and it houses several airplanes and helicopters.
50 Years Ago (1969)
Daren Sergent, who will be a mid-year graduate from the University of Nebraska, will be a new ninth and 10th grade English teacher in the Ashland Public Schools, succeeding Cheryl Ahlquist, who has resigned effective Jan. 10. Sergent will assist Mrs. James Anderson with the junior high Pep Club also.
American Legion Post 129 decided Tuesday night to go ahead with the memorial circle at the Ashland Cemetery. The center monument, benches and screens will be granite with a concrete sidewalk and approaches comprising the circle.
40 Years Ago (1979)
The Rev. Eugene Whitney announced to his congregation Sunday that he would be leaving within the next month or two to serve as missionary pastor in extreme southeastern Alaska. He came last spring to Ashland’s First Congregational Church from Iowa.
Evacuation of perhaps 100 residents in northwestern Ashland shortly after midnight Wednesday morning lasted about an hour after a car knocked off a Peoples Natural Gas meter at about 27th and Furnas. The road block was removed and declared safe at 1:15 a.m. according to Fire Chief Claude Hurst.
Coach Bill Paar’s girls’ varsity basketball team won the Waverly Holiday Tournament last week by defeating Lincoln’s Pius X 54-39 in the opening game Wednesday afternoon, and defeating the Waverly girls 52-48 in the finals on Thursday. In the opening game against Pius, the Bluejays were paced by Kristi Stewart’s 11 points. In the championship game with Waverly, the Bluejay offensive show was by Kate Kuhl’s 14 points and rebounds.
30 Years Ago (1989)
Campbell Farm Supply a long-standing Ashland business is under new management. Former owners Bud and Dorothy Campbell sold the sore to Bill and Pat Torpy on Jan. 1. Campbell Farm Supply was founded in 1945 and has seen many changes over the years. It started as a business that bought cream, eggs and poultry from farmers and sold them feed, seed, minerals and salt in return.
LN1 Teresa N. Todd, U.S. Navy, was awarded the Navy Commendation Medal “for meritorious service…at Naval Legal Service office, Yokosuka, Japan, from December 1985 to November 1988.” Todd is a 1976 graduate of Ashland-Greenwood High School and the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Calvin Todd of Ashland.
20 Years Ago (1999)
County Attorney Marvin Miller of Ashland was named the appointee to the Saunders County judge post last week by Gov. Ben Nelson. The county judge seat was vacated by Mary Gilbride, who was recently appointed to the district judge post.
KZCO, Inc., manufacturer of motorized control valves, recently moved to its new location one half mile north of the I-80/Greenwood Interchange, in the new Points West Business Park. KZCO, Inc. is the first building in the business park of 10 lots.
The Ashland-Greenwood High School softball program recently was awarded a grant from the Nebraska Softball Foundation in Fremont. The grant makes the second major grant received by the school for women’s athletics in the past year. The team received a grant for $500, which will be used for softball equipment.
10 Years Ago (2009)
Gustav “Gus” Nustrom and his brother Carl Nustrom, who preceded him in death, left a sizable estate to the Ashland American Legion Post 129 and the Ohm-Scott Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 9776 in Ashland.
Former Husker football player Aaron Davis will speak the “bald truth” about performing like a champion from personal experience when he brings his message to Ashland-Greenwood High School on Jan. 15. The presentation will be hosted by The Ashland Area Alcohol and Drug-Free Coalition, along with the Ashland All Stars and Stripes drug free youth group.