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Thursday, 23 September 2010 15:36

10 years ago this week

Sept. 21, 2000

The Wauneta Women of Today marked their 10th year. During the past 10 years, more than 50 area women have been active in the organization with three of the founders, Mindi Dixon, Janet Keiser and Michelle Harchelroad, still active. Numerous projects have been undertaken, from the ball park concession stand and Easter egg hunt to free kids’ movie at the Chateau and community/hi-way cleanup and others.

Benefits continue from theWauneta and Palisade schools merger. The Wauneta-Palisade School District was formed in 1991 after a one-year co-op agreement between the two districts during the 1990-91 school year. Today’s junior high and senior high would find the thought of not being combined alarming.

Don and Carey Harrison and Sarah were among those who took a carry-in dinner Sunday at Imperial to the home of Cleo and Elmer Harrison to help them observe their 74th wedding anniversary.

Nona and Keith Kerchal went to the open house for the 100th birthday of Beulah Olm-sted held at the Indian Hills Manor at Ogallala Saturday afternoon.

Richard and Lois Greeley were Tuesday coffee guests of Margaret Greeley.

2000-01 W-P student council officers: Jessica Long, president elect; Eric Padilla, vice president; Krystle Christner, secretary; Jamie Harris, reported and Jeff Steckman and Justin Kerchal, student coordinators.

No precip for the week.

High of 97° recorded on Sept. 13 and 14; low of 50° on Sept. 11, 15 and 16.

25 years ago this week

September 26, 1985

Jim and Cindy Gage and Danielle and Bob and Cindy Gage, Jason and Sarah, all of Longmont, Colo., were weekend guests of Keith and Mary Gage and Michael. Other guests Sunday were Lyle and Ilo Gage of Palisade, Cliff and Velma Moody and Mr. and Mrs. Donald Day of Broken Bow, parents of Mrs. Jim Gage. Danielle, daughter of Jim and Cindy, was baptized during the service at the Methodist Church.

Aaron Paul Keiser, son of Richard and Janet Keiser, was baptized at services Sunday morning by Pastor Lavern Brack at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church. His sponsors were Rodney Keiser and Marcia Keiser. A dinner followed at noon at the church.

Lillian Walgren observed her 80th birthday Monday. Afternoon guests bringing ice cream and cake were Mabel Dicke and Dorothy Baumfalk. Lillian and Les and the Rex and Scott Walgren families were guests of Bob and Sharon Walgren Sunday evening for cake and ice cream.

Bringing cake and ice cream to help Elmer Lewis celebrate his 93rd birthday on Friday were John and Frances Lewis, Connie Barnes, Lois and Worth Kanost and Vic and Reva Wicke.

Jackie Kennedy, Lois Greeley, Ora Nordhausen, Jean Hardy, Eleanor Denker and Ramona Nordhausen went to the T-Junction for supper to celebrate September birthdays.

Tuesday overnight guests of the Lavon Haarbergs were Mr. and Mrs. Reheinart Buss of Long Beach. Mr. and Mrs. Lynn Haarberg and Theresa were supper guests.

Precip for the week: .53 of an inch; for September: 1.49 inches; for 1985: 14.18 inches.

Grain Markets: wheat-2.61/bu.; corn-2.35/bu.; milo-3.35/cwt; soybeans-4.64/bu.

50 years ago this week

September 22, 1960

From covered wagon to a jet airplane — Mrs. Della Gardner knows the transition in travel. She travelled to Hayes County from Bethany, Mo., in a covered wagon at age 13 and in July boarded a jet airliner to fly to Jackson Heights, N.Y. While in New York she visited her niece and husband, Mr. and Mrs. Roy Echdahl and her nephew and family, Mr. and Mrs. Billy Green.

Mr. and Mrs. John Green celebrated their golden wedding anniversary at an open house Sunday, Sept. 11 at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Wiley Green and John. This was the same house they were married in in 1910, the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. E. F. Wiley. They stood in the very place for their wedding ceremony as they were seated 50 years later to receive guests on their golden wedding anniversary.

Mr. and Mrs. Ed Novacek, Mrs. Jeralyn Hummel and Mindy and Jerolyn Arenz went to St. Francis, Kan., Sunday where they met the David Jesser family for a picnic.

Medames Gladys Hoff, Lois Hoff, Eddie Wilcox, Lavonna Redden, and Ethel Louch attended a Cub Scout roundtable at Culbertson Monday evening. Ivo Pennington also attended.

75 years ago this week

Sept. 18, 1935

The Wauneta schools had their first fire drill Tuesday forenoon and according to Supt. Hungate, the building was cleared in 50 seconds which is record time.

Last Wednesday, Sept. 11, was the silver wedding anniversary of Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Green. On returning from a golf game with Mr. and Mrs. F. D. Emerick at 6:30 they found a housefull of guests with tables all set for dinner for 28. The surprise was genuine.

Mrs. Eleanor Frasier, accompanied by Mrs. Nova Good of Ogallala, spent the weekend in Gothenburg at the C.R. Frasier home.

The high school faculty were guests at the C.C. Stock home Monday evening at a watermelon feed.

100 years ago this week

September 22, 1910

A fire was started in Geo. Schwenk’s pasture Tuesday p.m. from the Gangnon and Gauger engine while moving from the old M.M. Johnston place to Bob Lewis’. They had quite an exciting time for awhile fighting the fire, but the neighbors all helped with not much damage being done.

J.C. Kitt and wife, accompanied by her mother, Mrs. Mead left Monday for Elwood to remain a week. Clara has gone to stay with her sister, Mrs. Hugh McCallum, and the boys are “batching.”

J. J. Oliver, wife and James are on a visit to Ohio.

Joe Dudeck will put up an iron fence in front of his residence.