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Thursday, 19 August 2010 15:38

10 years ago this week

Aug. 17, 2000

The family of Irene Gerih hosted an 80th birthday party in her honor at the Wauneta Senior Center Saturday afternoon. Her children, Merna and Jim Brown of Biloxi, Miss., Joe Gerih of Denver, Colo., Barbara and Herb Castolina of Gulfport, Miss., and Randy and Jan Gerih of Aurora, Colo., and other relatives were present.

All the families of Paul and Bonnie Yost spent time with them the first part of August, including Jan and Steve Satterlee, Deidra and Jenai, Paula Luce and three daughters, and Peg and Mike Vlasin, Brett and Kristanis of Wray, Colo., and Roger and Alice Yost and family.

Gene and Wilva Harchelroad returned from a six-day cruise on the French and Italian Riviera. Points of interest were the Palace at Monaco, Leaning Tower of Pisa, Portofino, Portovenere and St. Tropez.

Visitors of Margaret Greeley from Tuesday to Saturday were daughters, Patricia Roth of Portland, Ore., and Sheila Knudson of Council Bluffs, Iowa.

About 90 attended a reunion of the descendants of Austin Earl and Mary Elizabeth Mosher Redden Saturday at the park in Palisade. Hosts were Minnie Allacher, Robert and Linda Brown and Pat and Berniece Redden, all of Palisade.

Art and Nina Fortkamp went to Loveland, Colo., Saturday to attend a Sculptural Invitational. While there they saw Norman and Linda Egle and her sculptures. They spent Saturday night in Estes and toured the mountains Sunday.

Sunday afternoon Charlene Pursley, Leta Brunkhorst, Dorene Mohr and DeLores Taylor attended the musical, “Grease,” in Imperial.

Precip for the week: .10 of an inch. High for the week: 103° on Aug. 8; low: 58° on Aug. 7 and 8.

25 years ago this week

August 22, 1985

Wauneta Public Schools will open Monday, Aug. 26.

A picnic was held at the Barnett Park in McCook honoring Floyd Maris on his 88th birthday. All of his children were present along with 17 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren.

Jerry and Bev Graves went to Estes, Colo., last week and met ten other people to raft 16 miles down the Colorado River. They put in around Kremmling, Colo., and rafted through the Gore and Red George canyons.

Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Maxfield and Mr. and Mrs. Lowell Grimm attended the centennial church service Sunday and later the Grimms were dinner guests of the Maxfields in honor of their wedding anniversary.

Mr. and Mrs. Elmo Schardt, Steven, Dennie and Susan and Mr. and Mrs. Rodney Schardt and Matthew, all of Elk Creek, were Saturday visitors of Dick and Ora Nordhausen.

Herman and Bonnie Bley hosted a pizza party Saturday evening at their home for youth who will be leaving for college or work. Attending were Matthew and Michelle Gordon, Mike Maris, Donald and Charley Christner, Terry Bley and Trina Cooley.

Paul and Donna Applegarth returned from a 10-day Canadian Crossing Tour. They visited many points of interest, including many in Ontario, Canada and Niagara Falls.

Precip for the week: .76 of an inch; for August: .79 of an inch; for 1985: 10.78 inches.

Grain Markets: wheat-2.56/bu.; corn-2.46/bu.; milo-3.70/cwt; soybeans-4.58/bu.

50 years ago this week

August 18, 1960

Wauneta Schools to open Aug. 29.

Hoff’s grand opening of their new store will be this weekend, Aug. 19-20.

On Sunday, Aug. 14, Mr. and Mrs. O. J. Knotwell observed their 40th anniversary. A 12:30 dinner was served to 50 relatives and close friends by daughters Mrs. Rodney Einspahr and Miss Betty Knotwell. The afternoon was spent socially.

Tuesday evening Mr. and Mrs. Bob Walgren, Rex and Scott, Steven Burham and Gene Skelton enjoyed fishing and picnicking at Enders Lake, helping Rex and Scott celebrate their birthdays.

Mr. and Mrs. Edwin Kanost and family spent last week in Denver, Colorado Springs and Cheyenne visiting his sister, Mr. and Mrs. M. R. VanDiver in Denver and his brother, Mr. and Mrs. Don Kanost and children at Cheyenne. They were Sunday dinner guests of the Leslie Walgrens in Cheyenne.

The 4-H Riders Club and their families enjoyed a hamburger fry at the Bill Buffington home Tuesday evening.

Mr. and Mrs. Johnny Howard and sons and Mr. and Mrs. Ed Jirik enjoyed a fishing trip and picnic at Lake Enders last Tuesday.

Mr. and Mrs. Winfield Skelton, Jerry and Gene spent a few days last week in the Black Hills.

Precip for the week: .43 of an inch; for the year: 19.09 inches. High for the week: 93° on Aug. 14 and 15; low: 54° on Aug, 10, 11 and 13.

75 years ago this week

August 14, 1935

Mr. and Mrs. John Oliver, Walter Oliver, Miss Mae Oliver, Mr. and Mrs. C. O. Frasier and Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Frasier left Tuesday forenoon for the mountains.

Mr. and Mrs. Harold Moon left Monday for the San Luis Valley and the mountains where they will visit Mr. Moon’s sisters.

Otto Nordhausen and Henry Brunkhorst left Sunday for Hildreth.

Alfrieda Nordhausen spent Friday and Saturday with Elinor Engel.

Mr. and Mrs. Sam Rowley and sons, Russell and Rodney, and Steve Hayward and family visited at the John Green home Sunday afternoon.

John Donze and family attended the rodeo southwest of Imperial Sunday.

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

100 years ago this week

August 18, 1910

C. A. Nesmith and family and Grandma Morrison visited at Ashby Morrison’s Tuesday afternoon.

Truman Kitt would have finished his threshing Wednesday if it hadn’t rained.

Mrs. Pennington returned from Labanon on Thursday where she had been visiting her folks.

Get a good meal and a clean bed at the brick hotel.

Carrie Brown and Hilda Seward are attending the county institute at Benkelman this week.

D. Resler went down the line on Monday.