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Thursday, 05 August 2010 15:09

10 years ago this week

Aug. 3, 2000

Descendants of the late Bert and Edna Maxfield were honored as the grand marshalls at Harvest Fest. Family members present were Raymond and Bette Maxfield, Dorthy Dudek, Merrell and Emma Jean Maris, Jim and Connie Maxfield and Bert, all of Wauneta; Mary Dudek of Estes Park, Colo., Heidi and Mark Southard, Nathaniel and Rachel and Amy Maxfield of Kearney. A large crowd enjoyed the three-day event with more then 700 people served at Saturday evening’s barbecue.

Nelle and Everett Terry of Placid, Fla., Annabel Pump and Alan, Linda Churda and Jackson of Lincoln, Margaret Greeley and Delpha Nordhausen left Friday to attend a Brown reunion at the Ponderosa Retreat at Larkspur, Colo.

Reva Wicke, Vera and Dick Remington of McCook and Lois Kanost spent Friday with Lorene Greeley at Lamar, celebrating the July birthdays of Lorene, Reva, Vera and Lois.

Wilma Bartels attended the baptism of her great grandson, Conner Nekola July 16 at the Sheridan Lutheran Church in Lincoln. Conner wore the christening gown made by his great, great grandmother Mary Brandl in 1912 and worn by his great grandmother Mary Nekola, grandfather George Nekola and father Jeff Nekola.

Esther Einspahr, DeLores Taylor and Charlene Pursley met Lucille Newman of Leesburg, Fla., at The Sweet Shop Friday for a visit.

.20 of an inch was reported for the week; 8.32 inches for the year. High temp was 98° on July 24, low: 59° on July 30.

25 years ago this week

August 8, 1985

The Eva Maddux family were honored as the grand marshalls at Harvest Fest Festivities with “Farming: our Heritage” as the theme. The festivities also included the grand opening of Champion Auto Parts where more than 200 people stopped at the new business. The Saturday evening barbecue drew more than 1,200 people.

Four generations of the descendants of the Dorthea (Wicke) and Dietrich Nordhausen gathered for the third annual Nordhausen Happening. The Nordhausens were parents of 12 children with five surviving members of that generation present including Elise Haarberg, Dora Denker, Dick and Herman Nordhausen of Wauneta and Adele True of North Bergen, N.J. There were 226 relatives registered.

Harold and Bev Maris returned from a 10-day trip through the southern states. They accompanied Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Ruppert of Culbertson and Mr. and Mrs. Bob Wallmuth. Kenneth and Harold attended an Army reunion of the 227 A.A. Kessimnee, Fla., where they had been stationed at 42 years ago.

Rhonda and Bryon Ridlen attended the “Youth Congress 85” in Washington D.C., joined by area high school youths from Thursday to Tuesday.

Laurie and Lary Trautwein and Jill Leonard, all of Salina, Kan., were weekend guests of their parents, Juanita and Don Leonard and guests, Gabi and Michael Reiners of Essen, West Germany. Gabi, an exchange student who made her home here with the Leonards, will visit until Sept. 5. Michael will visit his American family in Illinois.

No precip. For July: 4.54 inches; for 1985: 9.99 inches.

Grain Markets: whea-2.48/bu.; corn-2.50/bu.; milo-4.00/cwt; soybeans-4.85/bu.

50 years ago this week

August 4, 1960

Mr. and Mrs. Al Boll and sons of Springbrook, N.Y., and Mr. and Mrs. Bob Romine were Wednesday dinner guests of Mr. and Mrs. Charley Romine, Charlene and Cheryl.

Mr. and Mrs. Robert Donze and Mr. and Mrs Ivan Brunkhorst sponsored an overnight camp out at Enders Lake for members of the Busy Bee 4-H Club Wednesday night. Tuesday evening Mr. and Mrs. Worth Kanost, Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Lewis and Kenneth and Mr. and Mrs. Fred Wicke took ice cream and cake to the home of Mr. and Mrs. Victor Wicke to celebrate the birthday of Mrs. Victor Wicke.

Mr. and Mrs. Ellis Carpenter, Mr. and Mrs. Herman Bley, Mr. and Mrs. Don Egle, Mr. and Mrs. Ben Neuenschwander and Mr. and Mrs. Ervin Bley celebrated their wedding anniversaries which all occur on the same day, Aug. 1 at Ed’s Grill in McCook, followed by an evening of bowling. The Carpenters were celebrating their 24th anniversary, Herman Bleys, their 14th; Egles, 10th; Neuenschwanders, 5th and Ervin Bleys, 4th.

Mr. and Mrs. Jack Sandman and children are vacationing in Oregon where they will visit his brother, Richard Sandman and family.

No precip for the week: for the year: 18.56 inches; high: 100° on July 27, 29; low: 54° on July 30.

75 years ago this week

July 31, 1935

A ten-cent lunch will be served at the library again Saturday. Friends are asked when coming to exchange books or to buy lunch to bring a gift to the library. Small articles are needed such as a dust mop, towel rack, hand towels, dish towels, laundry soap, toilet soap etc. Fifty guests were served last week, bringing in $5.00 to purchase new books.

Miss Mabel McGooden entertained eight girls at a one o’clock luncheon last Thursday complimentary to Miss Maxine Steggs, student nurse at the Clarkson Hospital at Omaha, who was home on vacation. The afternoon was spent embroidering linen handkerchiefs for the guest of honor.

Esther Lee spent the weekend with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Lee.

Local Markets: cream-.18; eggs-.17; hens-.11; springs-.12; wheat-.86; corn-.75; barley-.30.

100 years ago this week

August 4, 1910

E. Hanna was the first to thresh in his neighborhood. His fall wheat yielded 15 1/2 bu. per acre, the spring wheat not so good.

C. E. Johnston and wife went to McCook last Saturday, returning home Monday afternoon by auto buggy.