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Wednesday, 30 June 2010 20:53

10 years ago this week

June 29, 2000

Wheat harvest is nearly three-fourths complete with yields reported to be running in the 15-30 bushels per acre range with a scattering of 50-bushel fields and as low as 8 bushels. Tuesday’s closing price was $2.68 in Wauneta and $2.72 in Palisade compared to below the $2 mark a year ago.

Alicia Bailey and Dustin Acton were awarded Golden Plains Activities Conference academic recognition. Gold medal winners scored a composite of 27 or better on their ACT and silver medal winners scored 24, 25 or 26. Bailey received a gold medal, Acton a silver.

Ruby Anderson and Letha Sailors went to Denver June 15 where Letha flew to California and Ruby spent time with her son, Richard, and Dot, also with her grandchildren.

Wheels for Life riders raised $400 for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Riders included Ashley Hackney, Kaylee Hackney, Joselyn Ramerez, Jenae Bischoff, Renae Gardner, Ryan Fisher, CJ Hackney, Drew Harris, Jacob Maris and Logan Bischoff. Renae Gardner was the top fund raiser and Drew Harris logged the most miles at 16.

Precip for the week: .55 of an inch. High: 96° on June 22 and 23; low: 48° on June 20.

25 years ago this week

July 4, 1985

Attending Cornhusker Boys and Girls State June 2-8 were Don Morgan, John Green and Deb McGregor, each gaining new appreciation for government.

Attending the Co-op Youth Leadership Conference in Liberty, Mo., last week were Todd Bernard, Deb McGregor, Shelly DeWester and Shari Wilson.

Mr. and Mrs. Rudy Evers and Donald were weekend visitors of Mr. and Mrs. Mert Smith at Seward. The Smiths and Everses attended a Royals baseball game at Kansas City on Saturday.

Shelly DeWester was selected to be part of the South Lincoln Track Club to compete in a national meet in Florida where she will run the low hurdles. The team will be defending the national title they won last year.

Callers of Ollie O’Neil this past week were Mr. and Mrs. Conn O’Neil and family, Wilfred O’Neil, Tommy O’Neil, Willie and Annie, Mr. and Mrs. Bill Hayes and Pat Thompson.

Mr. and Mrs. Frank Novacek attended the Nebraskaland parade and visited the Victor Perez and Larry Tatum families.

50 years ago this week

June 30, 1960

The Bob Kitt family has a new pet - Bambi, a fawn found by Bob in his pasture east of the Little Grand Canyon location. The mother apparently was killed after a severe storm. The fawn seems to be thriving on a diet of milk, leaves and other light foods.

Wednesday evening Mr. and Mrs. Bill Buffington and family, Mr. and Mrs. Vearl McBride and family and Mr. and Mrs. Emerson Schwenk and Rhonda enjoyed a picnic at Enders Lake.

Kenny Buffington and son Gary of Fort Collins, Colo., were weekend guests in the Warren Buffington Sr. home.

Mrs. Della Fanning and Mrs. Wendall Polly attended Visitors Day at Camp Opal Springs Wednesday where Donnie Polly is among the Wauneta boys attending camp.

Professor and Mrs. Don Good and family of the University of Kansas, Manhattan, were Thursday guests of Mr. and Mrs. Floyd Rice.

Mr. and Mrs. Gus Bartels and children attended the Shrine Circus in McCook Monday afternoon. Raymond Keisers and Fred Harrisons attended Monday evening.

Mr. and Mrs. Leonard Frechs and family were houseguests last week in the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Ed Sinner. Other guests Friday evening in the Sinner home were Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd Sinner and girls and Mr. and Mrs. Roy Littrel and children.

75 years ago this week

June 26, 1935

Our train, dubbed as the “puddle jumper,” “Beverly” and other pet or sarcastic names, was a welcome sight as it puffed into view Monday evening, the first trip over the new road bed since May 30. The old one had been washed out by the flood.

Howard Stinnette and Harold Moss are new owners of the grocery store, formerly owned by O. W. Plfum. The firm name has been changed to South Side Grocery.

H. E. Athey of Wauneta will be one of several engineers to observe the stratosphere balloon which will take to the air from Rapid City, S.D. Athey will be stationed near Champion on the Dundy/Chase county line. Observers will be stationed 30 miles apart and observations made at 15 min. intervals to observe conditions and height of the balloon.

Mr. and Mrs. Bert Maxfield and family returned from a trip to Ohio and other points east the fore part of the week.

Mr. and Mrs. Erwin Egle of Glendale, Calif., and Mrs. Rodger S. Eton of Van Nuys, Calif., spent several days at the Wm. Egle home.

Local markets: wheat-.64; corn-.90; cream-.18; eggs-.19; heavy hens-.10; springs-.10.

100 years ago this week

June 30, 1910

Harvesting has commenced.

F. C. Krotter will put in a new 10 horse power gas engine at the elevator, also a pair of new scales.

Palisade is figuring on putting in a system of waterworks.

Miss Edna Kanost left on Tuesday’s train for northern Missouri to visit relatives.

Wm. Ough shut up a lot of the town cows the other day, just because they ate a lot of his corn, and some did not like it, Funny, isn’t it? Some laid it to the town board, but they were not guilty.