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Thursday, 26 August 2010 15:14

10 years ago this week

Aug. 24, 2000

Wauneta-Palisade agricultural education instructor and FFA advisor Dan Andrews has been nominated to receive the National FFA Organization’s highest national honorary award, the Honorary American FFA Degree. He will receive the degree at the general session of the 73rd National FFA Convention in Louisville, Ky., on Oct. 27. Andrews is beginning his 23rd year as ag instructor at Wauneta.

Derek Gentert spent six weeks as an intern in the Washington D.C. office of Nebraska’s 3rd District Congressman Bill Barrett. Betty Whiting, a resident at Heritage of Wauneta, will turn 100 years old on Aug. 28 and will have a small celebration at Heritage. She was born in England, coming to the United States in 1904. She and husband James David had six children and upon his death, lived with her son, Robert.

About 32 people attended a farewell picnic at Wauneta’s park Saturday for Christina and Christopher Bley and Ellen Gafford who were leaving for school or college.

Nola and Harry Straub were honored at a 40th anniversary party held at the Isaac Walton Building at Enders with sons and families, relatives and friends enjoying the weekend.

Guests of Ted and Joyce Grimm and Lisa Haskins were Dawn Beacham, Michelle Beacham, and Dan and Peggy Hay, all of Colorado, all enjoying trips to the fair.

Ken and Cleophia Denker and Phyllis Yoder were Sunday supper guests of Shelly and Randy Yoder and sons as a birthday and going away party for Beau who was leaving for Doane College.

Trace of moisture. High for the week: 102° on Aug. 14; low: 57° on Aug. 18.

25 years ago this week

August 29, 1985

The 1985 100th year celebration of the Chase County Fair drew over 55,000 people during the eight-day event.

Mr. and Mrs. Woodrow Moody attended the 8th reunion of the 843rd Avn. Eng. Bn. in Columbus, Ohio.

Mr. and Mrs. Henry Brunkhorst spent Monday afternoon with Henry Fischer at Heritage. It was his 82nd birthday.

At the Order of Eastern Star meeting Monday Ethel Pflug was honored for 62 years as a member.

Trinity Lutheran Church of Palisade had a dinner Sunday in honor of Rev. and Mrs. Rudolph Gehle of Grand Island. Rev. Gehle was a minister at Trinity for several years.

Kurt Denker of Albuquerque, N.M., has been a visitor of his parents, Don and Joan Denker. He also visited his grandmother, Leona Paustian.

Four over-50 year members were honored Tuesday evening at the Triple Link Rebekah Lodge meeting. The four members were Bernice Hohl, Agnes Burham, Mabel Scriven and Ruby Jones.

Precip for the week: .21 of an inch; for August: 1.0 inch; for 1985: 10.99 inches.

Grain Markets: wheat-2.55/bu.; corn-2.45/bu.; milo-3.65/cwt; soybeans-4.70/bu.

50 years ago this week

August 25, 1960

An estimated 3,000 people attended the Grand Opening of Hoff’s Market Friday and Saturday.

Ninety-seven youngsters entered the Jaycee sponsored pet parade held Saturday. The top ten winners were Judy Anderson, Sandra Legg, Gary Hewitt, Annette Kitt, Billy Donze, Kip Engell, Ann Harvey, Dwana Krausnick, Danny Hill and Jimmy Shores. Each child entering received 25¢. The top winners received $1 and everyone was given an ice cream bar, courtesy of the Coop Food Store.

Mrs. Della Fanning and Mrs. Myrtle Hoff motored to McDonald, Kan., where they were joined by Mrs. Flora Wallace. From there, they went to Denver and continued by plane to Othello, Wash., to visit another sister, Mrs. Harold Freeland.

A picnic was held in the Wauneta Park Sunday noon celebrating the birthdays of Terry, Gayla, Marcia and Dee Fortkamp. There were about 50 in attendance.

Elwyn Krausnick and Fred, Mrs. Edith Krausnick and Clinton Nordhausen went to Burlington, Colo., Friday where they met the Keith Krausnick family and all attended the Arabian Horse Show being held there.

75 years ago this week

August 21, 1935

The Wauneta Light & Power Co. are now comfortably located in their new office building adjoining the ice plant. They have for the past year been located in the old Peoples bank building.

Mr. and Mrs. Frank Ochs left Sunday for the mountains. Ross Coleman is the new marshal during the absence of Mr. Ochs.

Last Saturday Mesdames Fred Grimm and A. W. Hoff were hostesses at the weekly ten cent lunch served at the library. Proceeds of $3.90 will be used to purchase books.

Mr. and Mrs. Ben Trembly and daughter left Sunday for New Castle, Wyo.

Mr. and Mrs. Cloyd Lorance helped with threshing at the Burk home last week.

100 years ago this week

August 25, 1910

School begins Sept. 5.

Elbert Moody brought in a load of watermelons Tuesday.

DeGarmo’s are threshing at Eighmey’s and Medlocks this week.

Frank McCallum and wife, Hugh McCallum and wife, G. G. Athey, Joe Dudeck and wife, Mrs. Omar Kitt, Dick Robertson, Willard Mitchel left Tuesday morning for Cheyenne in autos to attend the frontier days celebration. The Woods and Dr. Smith left Monday afternoon.