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Thursday, 29 July 2010 15:58

10 years ago this week

July 27, 2000

Members of the Otis Knotwell family presented a picture to the Wauneta Senior Center in memory of their daughter and sister, JoAnn (Knotwell) Thorman of Greeley, Colo. Thorman, a registered nurse, will be remembered for conducting complimentary blood pressure checks for seniors and guests at the Senior Center when here.

Derek and Eliza Andrews and family of Green Bay, Wisc., spent a week with his parents, Shirley and Dan Andrews. Richard Bardsley, Chuck Vette and Les and Janice Houser were among those attending the GWTA Gold Rush at Lake of the Ozarks, Mo. They also spent a couple of days in Bronson, Mo., attending the Mel Tillis Show; also seeing the Bass Pro Shop at Springfield and the Precious Moments Chapel at Carthage.

Abby Barger won the senior speaking reserve championship at the State 4-H Horse Exposition in Grand Island.

The descendants of Ralph and Gertrude (Richards) Sandman celebrated the biannual Sandman Family Reunion Saturday with 76 in attendance. Of the 10 children the four surviving children, Clarence Sandman, 86, of Cambridge, Virgil Sandman, 83, and Jack Sandman, 79, both of Wauneta and Charlie Sandman, 75, of Benkelman, were present.

Stacee Wright and Jessica Maddux joined 35 Girl Scouts from central Nebraska on a three-day trip to Kansas where they visited the Museum of Natural History in Hays, the Hendricks Exotic Animal Farm in Nickerson and the Kansas Cosmosphere and Space Center in Hutchinson.

Visitors of Dorothy and Bob Baumfalk Wednesday were Les and Connie Linscott and Will of Gainsville, Fla.

Precip for the week: 1.07 of an inch; for 2000: 8.12 inches. High for the week: 93° on July 18; low: 52° on July 21.

25 years ago this week

August 1, 1985

Carol O’Neil Kobel of Greeley, Colo., spent three months as a volunteer in Sudan, Africa. She undertook administrative duties at a medical clinic and orphanage as well as helping with starving refugees from Ethiopia. She told of the starvation, disease, poor living conditions, death and hardships of the people there.

Seventy-five relatives met at the Lazy Land in Colorado Springs, Colo., for a Rowley family reunion picnic July 7 with seven of the 11 children of Mr. and Mrs. Sam Rowley, spouses and families present. Violet Nichols and Donna Nichols were among the cousins attending.

Mr. and Mrs. Ray Ridlen and Mr. and Mrs. Grant Pfanstiel of McCook went to Kansas City on Friday, attending the Cleveland Indians and Royals baseball game. They returned home on Sunday.

Guests in the Ted Travis home Friday were Mr. and Mrs. Paul Mather of Sidney and Gary Mather, Barry and Matt of Seward. Gary showed slides of his trip to Israel, Morocco and Egypt as one of 30 members of a L.E.A.D. group from the University of Nebraska, observing agricultural practices in those countries.

Lars Sorensen and Talle Erickson, both of Odense, Denmark, are guests in the Bob McBride home. The boys are visiting the U.S. through the V.F.U. program.

Mr. and Mrs. Keith Buffington, Matt, Lori and Lisa spent part of last week visiting Dirk Buffington who is employed at the Teton Valley Ranch Camp at Jackson, Wyo. They also spent a day at Yellowstone Park and rafted down the Snake River.

Precip for the week: 2.20 inches; for July: 4.54 inches, for 1985: 9.09 inches.

Grain Markets: wheat-2.61/bu.; corn-2.60/bu.; milo-4.15/cwt; soybeans-4.93/bu.

50 years ago this week

July 28, 1960

Hoff’s Market was moved into its all-new building Sunday, assisted by several Waunetans. By Monday noon most of the shelves were filled and Tuesday morning the doors opened for business.

The Wauneta Cub Scouts observed the Cub Scout Jubilee, celebrating the 50th anniversary of scouting Sunday with a basket dinner in the park at noon. There were 45 in attendance with games played in the afternoon.

Mr. and Mrs. Chester Graves left by train from North Platte Friday evening for Salem and Portland, Ore., where they will visit their son Jim at Salem and other relatives.

Mr. and Mrs. Bill Louch and family and Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Salyer and family went to Trenton Sunday evening to attend the program presented by the Wisconsin Rapids Drum and Bugle Corp.

75 years ago this week

July 24, 1935

The bands of Wauneta and Palisade joined in rehearsals Monday night in preparation for the regular concert Wednesday. Palisade brought 15 players and did it make a band.

The library was well patronized Saturday at the first of a series of lunches to be served each Saturday to purchase new books. Mrs. J. W. Green and Mrs. Eleanor Frasier were hostesses when 50 guests were served.

Mr. and Mrs. H. E. Knotwell had as their Sunday dinner guests their sons, Glen, John, Fred and Otis and their families.

Mr. and Mrs. Levi Mohler left Monday for a trip through the mountains to Yellowstone Park and Salt Lake City.

Local Markets: cream-.19; eggs-.18, hens-.11; springs-.12; wheat-.75.

100 years ago this week

July 28, 1910

Harvesting is over and threshing will commence.

E. A. Tibbets hauled three loads of coal from Enders on Monday for threshing.

Mrs. Brown is helping Mrs. Roy Polly cook for threshers.

E. Hanna has threshed. He had 798 bushels of No. 1 wheat making 17 bushels to the acre and 800 bushels of barley.

Our alarm of rain last Thursday was all clouds and noise.

Krotter has got his new gas engine installed in the elevator and it gets down to business when F. W. Dick tells it to go as Fred is quite handy with gas engines. It is a 10 horse power engine and much superior to the old one.