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Wednesday, 14 July 2010 20:14

10 years ago this week

July 13, 2000

Rod Ready assumed duties as the new principal at Wauneta-Palisade schools. Large scale hog confinement operation opposition mounts in Hayes County over Sand Livestock Systems’ plans to build two swine finishing sites with a combined capacity for 44,000 head.

Natalie Ramirez, daughter of Luis and Nadia Ramirez, was baptized during a Spanish Mass at Imperial Sunday. God parents are DeWayne and Patti Fanning. A dinner was held in their yard with neighbors, friends and family attending.

Lucille Klima spent the 29th with Delores and Joe Klima at Bellevue, going on to visit the David Klima family at Smithville, Mo. She accompanied them to the National AAU Gymnastic Meet in Des Moines, Iowa, where Terra competed in Level III, taking a first in vault, second on bars and beam and receiving second place overall.

Harley and JoAnn Ward were honored at a reception, hosted by their children, at the Methodist Church in Palisade on their 50th anniversary.

Christopher Crowell finished third in the long jump and 100 meters and fourth in the 200 meters at the Junior Olympic 2000 Regional VIII Track and Field Championships held at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

Jack and Carol Maddux hosted their annual July 4th picnic with about 80 neighbors and friends present for the carry-in meal and barbecue.

Roger and Dixi Buffington of Farmington, N.M., and their family visited Laura Buffington and Leona Paustian Sunday.

Lois and Marlin Wine and Jerry and Arlene Wine attended a dinner at Benkelman Friday honoring the 93rd birthday of Virginia Jensen.

Precip for the week: .07 of an inch; for the year: 5.54 inches.

High for the week: 103° on July 8; low: 65° on July 3.

25 years ago this week

July 18, 1985

An open house was held at the Eden Missionary Church honoring Jacob Bley on his 90th birthday. Among those present were his four sons and wives, Herman and Bonnie, Alvin and Nadine, Raymond and Lois and Ervin and Elaine, 12 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren.

Irene Modrell and Erma Newman went to Imperial Monday where they had lunch with Rose Marie Bowers and Margaret Fitzgerald at Jack’s Place. They discussed plans for their 60th anniversary class reunion.

Jeralyn Bauman and Mr. and Mrs. Ed Novacek visited Leona Lamb in McCook Sunday, wishing her a happy 90th birthday.

Paul and Tom Liebig and Roseanne Saunders have been guests of the Dan Liebigs, helping with harvest.

Mabel Kohne recently accompanied her brother and daughter, Richard and Marla Winslow of Brighton, Colo., to a family reunion held at Ellendale, N.D.

Those who enjoyed an afternoon of tubing down the Frenchman River Sunday were Fred, Wayne and Todd Krausnick, Kenneth and Kevin Krausnick, Jennifer and Michael Egle, Brad League, Jon and Jennifer Haarberg, Eric Kelcher and Danny Taylor.

Precip for July: 3.26 inches; for 1985: 7.17 inches.

Grain Markets: wheat-2.70/bu.; corn-2.65/bu.; milo-4.25/cwt.; soybeans-5.21/bu.

50 years ago this week

July 14, 1960

Harvest started in Wauneta last weekend, was delayed by a down pour on Monday and resumed on Wednesday with yields approaching 50 bushels. At Krotters, yields of 35 to 50 bushels were reported. In 1957 Leonard Gauger began his business of raising greyhounds and now has five of the first greyhound pups racing on dog tracks in Boston, Mass and Florida. His business continues to grow. He added another dog, Secret Love.

Mr. and Mrs. Robert Egle hosted a July 4th picnic in honor of Mr. and Mrs. Glen Beneda and sons of Sante Fe Springs, Calif. Guests included Mr. and Mrs. Vearl Kitt and Vaughn, Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Romine and Richard, the Wayne Romine family, the Keith Romine family, Henry Egle and sister Emma Merriman, Mrs. Dolly Romine, Kathy Egle, and Mr. and Mrs. Junior Kitt and family. Mrs. Beneda and Mrs. Kitt were mother of twins at the McCook hospital at the same time 13 years ago and this was the first time the twins had met.

Bob Fye arrived home Wednesday from the harvest fields at Goodland for a couple days visit.

Sunday noon picnickers at the Wauneta park were Mr. and Mrs. Charles McBride of Stratton, Mr. and Mrs. Lee Hunt and family, Mr. and Mrs. Lee Kitt and Mr. and Mrs. Hugh McCallum and June.

Precip for the week: .34 of an inch; total for year: 17.65 inches; high for the week: 98° on July 11; low: 55° on July 7.

75 years ago this week

July 10, 1935

Rooster Day the 13th — Prizes for longest spur, heaviest rooster, most pounds, most pounds of one breed, largest number of roosters and coming the longest distance with roosters. Prizes: 1 sack of flour, 2 - $1.50 in merchandise, 1 cured ham, 1 year subscription to Breeze, $1.50 in roasting or boiling meat.

Harvest soon in full swing.Best wheat crop predicted since 1929, Wauneta to get 600 cars.

Beryl Crowell and Hettie Litton returned from Kearney Sunday where they have been taking summer classes.

Maxine and Verlene Willsey are visiting in the home of their grandmother, Mrs. C. H. Willsey, near Regan.

Local markets: cream-.18; eggs-.20; hens-.10; springs-.10; wheat-.75; corn-.85.

100 years ago this week

July 14, 1910

Hawly Curry is assisting Art Polly in getting his grain shocked.

Geo. Smith went to Stratton Monday p.m. and brought out two men to help through harvest.

Miss Carrie Donze visited with her sister, Mrs. Geo Schwenk, Sunday.

Rev. and Mrs. Gillet spent Monday with the pastor and family in company with Bro. Chamberlain; a fishing party was made up, but the fish had no cause for uneasiness.