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Wednesday, 21 July 2010 22:09

10 years ago this week

July 20, 2000

Steve and Shanan Pollmann and son Hayden have opened Wauneta’s newest veterinary clinic, Southwestern Veterinarian Services. With construction continuing on pens and chutes and supplies yet to come, the new business has already seen calls for large animals as well as small animals.

The families of Dora Denker, Carl, Dick and Herman Nordhausen met at the Wauneta downtown gazebo Sunday evening for a cookout and homemade ice cream. The group of 27 made final plans for the “Nordhausen 2000” family reunion which is expected to draw around 250 people.

Herb Busking was honored at a surprise 80th birthday party July 8 at the Palisade Legion Hall with family and friends enjoying a fried chicken supper and a patriotically decorated cake.

Wayne and Marg Gates, Lena Mihm, Dorothy Geishler and Zora Sailors attended the reception for the newly married couple, Kirk and Cindy Gates, held in the Rev. Leo Porter home at Wauneta Saturday evening.

Richard Christensen of Gaithersburg, Md., has been visiting his mother Edna Christensen for two weeks. Alvin Christensen of Sumner is also visiting.

Joe Rietsch observed his 98th birthday Saturday, July 15, at Heritage with relatives and friends helping him celebrate with cake and ice cream, balloons and well wishes.

The Henry E. and Margaretha E. Fortkamp descendants held a reunion July 16 at the Legion Hall in Wauneta with 106 relatives attending.

Sharon Walgren was presented a 50-year pin for service in the Order of the Eastern Star by Worthy Matron Carol Thompson.

Precip for the week: 1.51 inches; for the year: 7.05 inches. High for the week: 102° on July 14 and 15; low: 64° on July 10 and 12.

25 years ago this week

July 25, 1985

A Weesner family reunion was held at the Legion Hall Sunday with 45 people attending from Wyoming, South Dakota, Colorado, Kansas and Nebraska. They are family members of Maxine Heldenbrand.

Ladies accompanying Phyllis Nordhausen to Kearney to attend a LWML picnic were Gladys Schneider, Denise Lucas, Delores Taylor and Edith Gloy. It was held at the farm home of Ron and Judy Kahle with Martha Udoma, a missionary from Nigeria, the featured speaker.

Mr. and Mrs. Dale Baney returned from a campout with all their children and families at a lake in Arrowhead National Park, south of Tulsa, Okla.

Mr. and Mrs. Bob Brandt of Churchville, Md., were Friday guests of Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Alberts. Joining them that evening were Mr. and Mrs. Byron Alberts and Mr. and Mrs. Kerwin Alberts and Seth.

Mrs. Roger Minneman and Lisa Harris and children travelled to Lincoln to pick up Trent who had attended a 4-H conference there, all going on to Verona, Wisc., where they visited Peg’s parents, Matt and Eunice Felton, for a week.

Precip for the week: 1.80 inches; for July: 5.06 inches; for 1985: 8.97 inches.

Grain Markets: wheat-2.70/bu.; corn-2.63/bu.; milo-4.20/cwt; soybeans-5.00/bu.

50 years ago this week

July 21, 1960

Mr. and Mrs. Howard Stinnette of McCook and grandson Marc Wareham of Seattle, Wash., were Sunday guests in the Tom Stinnette home.

Wayne Krausnick of Calgary, Alberta, Canada, is a houseguest in the home of his aunt, Mr. and Mrs. Lowell Grimm and family.

Mr. and Mrs. Vilas Smith and family of Enders entertained at a birthday dinner in honor of Mrs. Smith’s mother, Mrs. Ray Kitt. Guests were Mr. and Mrs. Bruce Kitt and family of Imperial, Mr. and Mrs. H. C. Hanson of Marshalltown, Iowa, and Mr. and Mrs. Ray Kitt. In the evening, Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Kitt and Mr. and Mrs. Robert Kitt and family were present for ice cream and cake.

Mr. and Mrs. Walter Wheeler, Mr. and Mrs. Wesley Wheeler and boys, Mr. and Mrs. Vernon Crawford and Bobby of Corpus Christi, Texas, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Miller and family and Mr. and Mrs. Averill Hudnall and family of Imperial were Friday evening picnickers at the Oltman Grove at Enders. Singing around the campfire was enjoyed and listening to Bobby play his cornet.

Precip for the week: 1.01 inches; for 1960: 18.56 inches. High: 96° on July 12; low: 52° on July 14.

75 years ago this week

July 17, 1935

The gravel trucks have been shuttling through town pretty regularly the past two weeks, spreading gravel on the main road south of town. Donations for the project have been liberal and enough to gravel as far south as the Truman Kitt corner. It was hoped to go to the Dundy County line but Wauneta businesses and the farmers in the improved territory will have to subscribe more money.

Mr. and Mrs. A. R. d’Allemand, Bert Dimick, Mr. and Mrs. Lowell Stilgebauer, Mr. and Mrs. T. J. Stock, Mr. and Mrs. Ben Trembly and Ruth Volentine spent Sunday fishing at Rock Creek.

Gladys Grosbach spent last week with her grandparents, Dr. and Mrs. Grosbach.

Phillys and Bruce Person returned last Thursday from Wisconsin where they had attended a reunion of the Person family.

Fried chicken dinner at the Falls Hotel every Wednesday and Sunday, 35¢.

Local markets: cream-.18; hens-.10; eggs-.19; springs-.10; wheat-.72; corn-.75.

100 years ago this week

July 21, 1910

Mr. Humphreys finished heading wheat for E. G. Seward Friday afternoon.

Earnest Morrison came near being over come with the heat one day last week while working in the harvest field.

Mail carrier Mrs. Krausnick has lots of errands along the way lately, bringing out fresh meat for harvesters, more than anything else.

John Lamb’s daughter Mary and her children are here from Denver.