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Thursday, 16 September 2010 14:56

10 years ago this week

Sept. 14, 2000

Laura Hanson and girls and Jauna McCormic and son, all of Denver, Colo., were visitors of Letha Sailors Thursday.

Nancy Wach, Cindy McKillip and Mary Gigax took Marcia Cameron out for lunch last Thursday to celebrate her birthday.

Members of the class of “55” held a 45th year get together in Colorado Springs over the weekend. Attending were Denny and Kathy (Dybdahl) Moeller of Hardy; Jean (Thompson) Leibbrandt, North Platte; Dale Wicke, Wauneta; Doneta (Knepper) Steinert, Lincoln; Berneta (Knepper) Steinert, Wauneta and Esther (Jeffries) and Dick Bowers of Colorado Springs. Danielle (Morgan) Leibbrandt, North Platte and Jim and Mary Greeley of Colorado Springs joined them for Saturday brunch.

Relatives gathered at the home of Leta Brunkhorst Tuesday evening, Sept. 5 to celebrate her 80th birthday, enjoying ice cream and cake, visiting and taking pictures.

Sunday afternoon Byran and Deb Alberts, Autumn, Sasauna and Leiauna, Kris and Jeannie Kressin and family, Myrah Brown, Sherry Hamilton and family and Lana and Bruce Licht and family met at Camp Hayes for a Sunday School Kick-off.

Emma Albers of Dodge City, Kan., spent the weekend with Laura Buffington They also visited Leona Paustian.

Precip for the week: .58 of an inch; for 2000: 9.60 inches.

High for the week: 101° on Sept. 6; low: 48° on Sept. 9.

25 years ago this week

September 19, 1985

Surrounding area received from two to over five inches of rain, washing out terraces, filling lagoons and washing out roads.

Wauneta High School student Don Morgan was named a semi-finalist in the prestigious National Merit Scholarship competition. His score of 191, the highest score ever of a WHS student, was among the top 125 in Nebraska, qualifying him as a semi-finalist.

Five Wauneta high school students were guests at a carry-in dinner and program of the American Legion and Auxiliary who have sponsored the youth on various trips. The students who spoke of their experiences were Matt Green and Don Morgan, Boys State; Deb McGregor, Girls State; Marci McBride, junior law cadet program and Eric Broadbent, Freedoms Foundation trip to Valley Forge, Pa.

Mr. and Mrs. Riley Mintling met Dean Mintling and wife of Boulder, Colo., in Sterling Sunday for dinner and a visit.

The founders of the Thrift Shop were honored at the September meeting of the Palisade United Methodist Women. Founders include Ruth Ward, Lena Carey, Helen Egle, Betty Keating and Minnie Miller, now of Tecumseh, and Margaret Baxter who was unable to attend. The Thrift Shop doors opened on Sept. 28, 1968.

Mr. and Mrs. Darrel Decker and her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Thomas, all of Leadville, Colo., were Saturday afternoon visitors of Darrel’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. Loide Decker. They were en route to visit relatives in Indiana and Pennsylvania.

Sunday dinner guests of Jim and Anna Harrison to observe Jim’s 81st birthday were Leona and Vernon Hegwood of Scottsbluff, Florence and Milton Hegwood of Culbertson, Beulah and Keith Harris of Imperial and Lois and Raymond Bley. It was extra special to have all their daughters and husbands present.

Precip for the week: .70 of an inch; for September: .96 of an inch; for 1985: 13.60 inches.

Grain Markets: wheat-2.69/bu.; corn-2.42/bu.; milo-3.50/cwt; soybeans-4.65/bu.

50 years ago this week

September 15, 1960

Vacation Issue. License plates/names listed.

75 years ago this week

Sept. 11, 1935

Mr. and Mrs. Ted Yant, Bud and Kenneth left Wednesday, for New Castle, Wyo., where Mr. Yant has accepted a position as undertaker and clerk with the Sedwick funeral home. The Yants were feted with many farewells before they left.

Mr. and Mrs. W.C. Moon returned from a two week eastern trip, visiting in West Virginia, touring Washington D.C., and Pennsylvania, Chicago and Freeport, Ill., former home of Mrs. Moon. Mr. Moon reported that after they left Nebraska all roads of their travel were paved except for four miles.

Mr. and Mrs. Fred Harrison and daughter Wilma visited at Mrs. Harrison’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. Ed Miles.

Mrs. John Green and Mrs. Eugene Redfield assisted Mrs. Dean McManigal can peaches Friday.

School activities are scheduled. Wauneta football fans will have the opportunity to witness the finest football game in years on the home field Sept. 20 when the Broncs, Frenchman Valley champions last year, meet the Red Devils of Oberlin, Kan. Season football tickets for home games (3 games) will be 75 cents for adults, 50 cents for high school and the grades 25 cents. Single games prices: adults: 35¢, Oberlin game, 25¢ Benkelman, Trenton games; high school: 25¢ for first game and 20¢ for other two; grades: 15¢ and 10¢.

100 years ago this week

September 15, 1910

Congressman Norris went through Wauneta Monday en route from Grant to McCook.

Our cemetery is a disgrace to a civilized community, let us make it look more like a place of peace and rest than a deserted jungle.

E. Wiley is now prepared to make your molasses.

H. Curry is boarding with E. Moody on the narrow divide while he is erecting a school house on the creek which is to take the place of the sod one.

R. E. Gibson is building a cement ice house back of his residence.