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Thursday, 12 August 2010 15:36

10 years ago this week

Aug. 10, 2000

New Veterinarian Stephen and Shannan Pollmann hosted an open house and barbecue at their new Southwestern Vet Clinic Saturday east of Wauneta with over 100 people from several communities in attendance.

Henry Wicke observed his 99th birthday with cake at the Senior Center.

The eighth triennial Nordhausen reunion drew a total of 230 people. The event was hosted by the families of Dora Denker, Carl, Dick and Herman Nordhausen and Adele True. Herman Nordhausen was recognized as the oldest present, Elwyn and Viola Krausnick, the longest wed couple and young Josh Johnson who celebrated his first birthday Saturday.

Mike and Kathy Neverve, Robin and Linda Neverve and Danielle of Kansas City were Sunday afternoon visitors of Jack and Verna Sandman. They came to attend the Neverve reunion.

Miriam and Charles Allen of Des Moines, Iowa, were July visitors of her sister, Betty, and Raymond Maxfield.

Caid Doetker, infant son of Jed and Deann Doetker, was baptized by Pastor Richard Brian at the Sunday morning service at the Methodist Church. Sponsors were Cindy and George Hallett. A dinner was held later in the home of Jed, Deann, Jordyn and Caid.

Harry and Elsie Petsch went to El Dorado Manor in Trenton Sunday afternoon to visit Maggie Crampton. They also attended the 100th birthday party for Ruby Post.

Precip for the week: .18 of an inch; for 2000: 8.50 inches. High for the week: 96° on Aug. 1 and 4; low: 58° on Aug. 5

25 years ago this week

August 15, 1985

Virginia Gauger was honored with a surprise birthday coffee Friday. Helping her celebrate were Dorothy Oldom, Twilla Denker, Marlis Gauger, Bev Maris, Margie Kitt, Donna Nichols and Mabel Dicke.

Sunday evening Shelly Yoder and family brought pizza, ice cream and cake to the Ken Denker home in honor of Cleophia’s birthday and also for Beau Yoder’s fourth birthday.

Visitors of Bob and Willa McBride this past week have been Johan Godderis of Gent, Belgium, Rick Hull, Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Springer, Kevin O’Neil, and friend Ramona, all of Colorado Springs, Colo.

Clara McBride was guest of honor at a birthday dinner, hosted by her brother, Vearl Kitt, at the Steak Out Tuesday evening. Guests were both sides of the family, including Darlene Bellus, Elaine Ashfal, her husband and two children, Bernice Hohl, June McCallum, Doris Webber, Paul and Elnora Kitt, Junior and Margie Kitt, Kenneth and Erma Kitt, Donnaline Kitt, Maybelle Kerns, Donna and Leo Williams, Norma and Ike Denker.

Dora Denker and Elise Haarberg, hosted a dinner Monday at the Steak Out for Helen Thomas, Anita Talbot, Alicia Thomas of Broadville, N.Y., Erma Suelflow, Milwaukee, Wisc., Viola Krausnick and DeLores Taylor.

Precip for the week: .03 of an inch; for July: 4.57 inches; for 1985: 10.02 inches.

Grain Markets: wheat-2.56/bu.; corn-2.45/bu.; milo-3.75/cwt.; soybeans-4.61/bu.;

50 years ago this week

August 11, 1960

Dinner guests Sunday of Mrs. Della Fanning were her sisters, Mrs. Flora Wallace of McDonald, Kan., and Mrs. Myrtle Hoff. In the afternoon Mr. and Mrs. Jim Fanning and family, Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Fanning and girls and Mr. and Mrs. Paul Applegarth and boys were callers.

The Vlasin families held their annual picnic Sunday in the Wauneta park with over 100 in attendance.

Mr. and Mrs. Robert Egle, Dennis, Duane and Linda and Henry Egle of Palisade returned from a ten-day vacation in Montana and Wyoming. Robert had charge of the Quarter Horse races at the fair in Great Falls, Mont. They also did some sightseeing.

Saturday evening Mr. and Mrs. Al Carrigan took Connie to Sidney where she left by train for Los Angeles, Calif., to visit her grandmother.

Sunday evening guests for a picnic supper of Mr. and Mrs. Clyde Hoff and family were Mr. and Mrs. A. W. Hoff, Mr. and Mrs. Homer Hoff and girls, Mr. and Mrs. Ron Acton and Randy.

Precip for the week: .10 of an inch; for 1960: 18.66 inches. High for the week: 102° on Aug. 3; low: 60° on Aug. 8.

75 years ago this week

August 7, 1935

The 10¢ lunches at the library are proving to be popular and are incidentally swelling the fund for new books. Last Saturday Mrs. Dorsey Resler and Mrs. A. W. Epp were hostesses, taking in $4.70.

Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Kitt and son Howard left Friday for Red Cloud where they were guests of Mrs. Kitt’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. M. F. Howard.

Misses Myrna Athey, Phillys Person and Dorothy Sturtevant are attending the Epworth League Institute this week at Curtis.

Local Markets: wheat-.83; cream-.18; heavy hens-.12; light hens-.10; springs-.12; eggs-.16.

100 years ago this week

August 11, 1910

The young people’s singing class met at O. W. Pflum’s Sunday eve.

Byron Wonders of Omaha is here to visit E. Hanna, an old time friend and visit his old stomping grounds. He is the son of Gale Wonders who had the sheep ranch a number of years ago and left here when he was two years old.

Mr. Griest of Blanche sold 22 head of cattle on our market Monday that brought him $400.00.

A few of the neighbors helped eat ice cream at Mr. Humphrey’s Saturday evening.