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Wednesday, 23 June 2010 16:40

10 years ago this week

June 22, 2000

Longtime Wauneta-area farmer Floyd “Petsch” celebrated his 100th birthday with an open house held in his honor June 14 at the gazebo at Heritage with family and friends in attendance.

Kenny and Diana Ham hosted a cookout and cooperative supper for Frenchman Valley neighbors and friends to welcome Steve and Shanan Pollmann and Hayden to the community.

Saturday Ed and Anna Belle Vapenik attended the reunion of families of her late parents, Anna and Gus Vlasin, held at the Enders Golf Course with 120 present.

Krystle Christner has been chosen to participate in the 29th annual Nebraska Agricultural Youth Institute (NAYI) July 10-13.

Julie Long attended the Hugh O’Brien Youth (HOBY) Leadership Seminar at Dana College in Blair June 1-4.

Jesse Skelton and Lance Wach attended a basic drawing camp in Culbertson on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday mornings.

Marlin Wine took Lois Wine to Colby, Kan., Friday where she met Janelle Flora of Quinter, Kan., going on to Conifer, Colo., on a Disaster Child Care Mission in the area of the forest fires southwest of Denver. Because of rain and cooler weather, the fires were controlled and families in the disaster centers were able to return to their homes. Lois and Janelle returned Sunday.

High for the week: 96° on June 15; low was 48° on June 17. Moisture for the week: .29 of an inch; for 2000: 4.85.

25 years ago this week

June 27, 1985

Hattie and George Marshall of Wauneta returned from the Dominican Republic where they had spent the past nine months teaching school. They left home Sept. 1, 1984 and returned home June 1.

Marci McBride was one of 30 girls who attended the American Legion Junior Law Cadet Program held in Lincoln. She was sponsored by the local American Legion Post.

Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Kitt accompanied Mr. and Mrs. Iville Green to the ice cream social at the Enders Fellowship Hall Saturday evening. The Greens were guests of the Kitts afterwards.

Mr. and Mrs. Lavern Denker and Lynn spent a few days last week in Longmont, Colo., with Norma Neuhaus and sons.

Bob and Sharon Walgren, Bud and Millie Long and Bob and Esther Egle enjoyed four days of camping at Swanson Reservoir near Trenton.

Virginia Gauger, Margie Kitt and Donna Nichols were Monday coffee guests of Mabel Dicke to wish her a belated happy birthday.

John Schrader of Lincoln was a Friday visitor of the Gary DeWester family. Sunday visitors were Mr. and Mrs. Mervin Jensen and family of Goodland, Kan.

Precip for the week: .03 of an inch; for June: 3.26 inches; for 1985: 6.30 inches.

Grain Markets: wheat-2.84/bu.; corn-2.60/bu.; milo-4.20/cwt; soybeans-5.35/bu.

50 years ago this week

June 23, 1960

Stinker Day in Wauneta, Saturday, June 25

Kathy Heldenbrand was installed as the honored queen of Job’s Daughters at the Masonic Temple Monday evening.

Mr. and Mrs. Ike Engell and Mr. and Mrs. Floyd Greeley attended the rodeo in North Platte Sunday.

Mr. and Mrs. Jim Johnston and Page entertained at a Father’s Day dinner in their home Sunday. Their guests were Mr. and Mrs. Fred Nordhausen and Mrs. J. T. Johnston.

Mrs. Harlan Stock and Mrs. Zenas Decker of Palisade accompanied nine Theta Rho girls to Fremont to attend an assembly Wednesday and Thursday. Linda Springer and Nola Troxel are state officers. Donna Sturtevant was appointed an officer for the coming year.

Assistant Scoutmaster Larry Morgan and Boy Scouts Donnie Polly, John Kitt, Larry Kitt, Danny Jeffries, Orville Erickson, Mike Ough, Jack Fanning and Tommy Heldenbrand left Sunday for Wellfleet to spend the week at Camp Opal Springs. Accompanying them were Mr. and Mrs. Ivo Pennington, Mr. and Mrs. Bill Jeffries and Jim Morgan.

75 years ago this week

June 19, 1935

Opening of the new city office building was postponed as workmen were unable to finish their work. Opening details will be given next week.

Mr. and Mrs. Homer Grosbach and children of Indianapolis, Ind., are visiting his parents, Dr. and Mrs. H. H. Grosbach and other relatives.

Mr. and Mrs. Hal Fanning, Mrs. Delbert Oliver and Edna Metcalf were Sunday dinner guests of Mrs. Cora Metcalf.

Mr. and Mrs. Irvin Egle of Pamona, Calif., arrived Tuesday to visit at the Wm. Egle home.

Mr. and Mrs. H. E. Knotwell were Sunday dinner guests of Mr. and Mrs. Glen Knotwell of Champion.

Mr. and Mrs. W. C Higley and Mr. and Mrs. Hayes Kline had visited Mr. and Mrs. Lester Kline in Benkelman Sunday. On their return home a heavy rain caused a three-foot washout in the road which they narrowly missed. Coming upon the same washout on their way to Benkelman, Mr. and Mrs. George Ballard of Enders then turned around to go back. The Klines and Higleys returned back to Enders with them. Six other cars were held up there that night.

Local Markets: cream-.19; eggs-.19; hens-.14; springs-.14; wheat-.61; corn-.90.

100 years ago this week

June 23, 1910

We had a good shower last Thursday night, but Mr. Weather Clerk, we are needing more, pull the strings and open the valves.

Frank Wiley paid to the farmers $2,890 for two cars of hogs that he shipped out Wednesday. The farmers are in it on hogs these days.

C. E. Hart reports he had large new potatoes from his garden the first of the week.

Chester Stock and wife left Wednesday for a trip to Denver and the mountains.

Hamlet will celebrate the ever glorious 4th. They will organize a commercial club on that day for the purpose of making an effort to get a depot and otherwise improve their town. You’re invited to attend.